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Biafra Will Be Actualised Using International Law – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reiterated its resolve to pursue the actualisation of the independent state of Biafra using international law. A statement by the Spokesperson of the pro-Biafra group, Emma Powerful said Biafra had been in existence before the coming of British colonial masters, adding that it has the right to pursue its actualization even now.   The statement reads, “We will pursue for the actualisation of the sovereign state of Biafra using the International law, many other great nations in time past tolled the same part, a perfect example of this is the United...
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Nnamdi Kanu Not Ill Or Tortured, Bubbling In Detention – Lawyer

Lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Vincent Obetta, has revealed that the embattled leader is not ill and has not been tortured while in custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.     This is contrary to reports in the media, claiming that his health status was deteriorating.     Obetta, in a statement said Kanu who also doubles as the Director of Radio Biafra is in high spirit not minding the fact that he is in custody.   He said, “I would like to say that as a solicitor and advocate of the federal republic of Nigeria, I have...
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Why Kanu Apologised To Buhari, Others –Lawyer

A lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and founder of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, Mr. Vincent Obetta, has said “there is nothing irregular” about the apology tendered by his client to President Muahammadu Buhari, former President Goodluck Jonathan and Igbo elders for his “uncomplimentary” comments against them. Obetta was earlier quoted in online reports as denying that his client tendered such apology as exclusively reported by The PUNCH. But the lawyer, in a statement which he sent to our correspondent on Thursday, explained that what he denied on behalf of his client was...
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Biafra: Kano Igbos Distance Selves From Agitation

Kano State chapter of the Igbo leaders has distanced itself from the agitation for the actualization of Biafra. The leader of Igbos in Kano,  Chief Boniface Ibekwe, also urged the federal government to handle the issue of agitation for Biafra with utmost care. Ibekwe said the issue should be carefully handled because it is a time bomb. Speaking on Tuesday during the stakeholders’ meeting with the Inspector General of police, Mr Solomon Arase in Kano, he also called for the immediate release of the Director, Radio Biafara, Nnamdi Kalu to ensure peace and unity in the country. Credit: ThisDay
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Onitsha Protest: Arase Orders Arrest Of Pro-Biafra, MASSOB Agitators

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase has issued a stern warning to MASSOB and IPOB activists to stop threatening public peace or face the full weight of the law.   The warning followed the observation by the Nigeria Police Force leadership of the increasing resort to acts of brigandage by sets of misguided individuals who apparently are hiding under the cloak of Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to threaten national security and public peace in parts of South East geopolitical Zone and some other conterminous...
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“Call Fr. Mbaka To Order For Working Against Igbo Interest”- Bishop Tells Catholic Priests

Few days after Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka said he would support pro-Biafran agitators only if “their sponsors take the lead in any protest,” the General Overseer of Mount Zion Faith Global Libera­tion Ministries (a.k.a By Fire By Fire), Nnewi, Anambra State, Rt. Rev. Bishop Abra­ham Chris Udeh has called on Catholic Bishops to call the fiery priest to order. Bishop Udeh said Fr. Mbaka was dancing to the dictates of those he de­scribed as the ememies of the Igbos who also alleg­edly sponsored him to work against his Igbo brothers. He claimed that Fr. Mbaka allegedly worked against former President...
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Adekoya Boladale: Nigeria; Time To Renew These Vows

Today we rise in reminiscence of our past, one that left an indelible mark in the annals of our nation’s life.  The reward of our continuous failure to tolerate, embrace and accept the fate of nationhood, and forty-five years after millions lost their lives in that debacle, we are back to where we began. The tension mounting in Nigeria in the last few weeks, if not properly managed and curtailed possesses enough strength to disrupt the peace of the country to an extent that may lead to segregation. Already the country is battling to overcome the unending terror attacks from the Boko Haram insurgents who...
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MASSOB is a distraction –Okorocha’s CPS

The Founder and Sole Proprietor of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has been described as insincere for aiding and abetting the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government in the continued marginalisation of the Igbo, and not the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha.   Reacting to a media report, the Chief Press Secretary to the Imo State Governor, Mr. Sam Onwuemedo, said, “Although Chief Uwazuruike had made his claim and his allegation, the indisputable fact remains that the real Igbo saboteur is Chief Uwazuruike himself and not...
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Supporters Of Biafra Protest Kanu’s Arrest

Supporters of the Radio Biafra broadcaster, under the umbrella the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, resident in Rivers State have stormed the city of Port Harcourt with a heavy protest demanding the unconditional release of their leader and presenter, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. The protesters numbering over 5000 who were split into seven groups appeared peaceful, although, chanting war songs also called for the creation of the sovereign state of Biafra. The agitators, mainly business men and women of Igbo extraction, said it was an act of impunity for the federal government to apprehend a man who is championing the...
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OJUKWU, ONE OF NIGERIA’S PAST HEROES – FG

Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo has said that President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is ensuring that all wounds of Nigeria’s past are healed completely. The Vice President stated this Thursday, when he led the Federal Government Delegation to the National Burial/Funeral Ceremonies of the Late Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegu Ojukwu, held at Enugu, Enugu State. Sambo who expressed delight with the honour said “It is a sign that our President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, is committed to ensuring that all the wounds of our past are healed completely, and that we do not ignore the lessons of the past...
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