IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu To Know Fate On April 25.

The Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed April 25, 2017 for ruling on bail application filed by the self acclaimed leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and three others.

The court also reserved April 6, to hear the application seeking for a variation on its earlier ruling on protection of witnesses, in the matter through the use of screen or mask .

Justice Binta Nyako told the defendants and their lawyers that inspite of their application, she will not change her mind on the protection of witnesses, as long as they remain with security operatives.

According to her, their participation in the case is one of their duties, as such she will not expose them because of future engagement.

The defendants however insisted that they would still bring their application on the ground that her quashing of six out of the earlier eleven charges, has made the case a fresh one.

They say they are inclined to seek for a variation on the witness protection order.


Source: Channels TV

ECOWAS Court Dismisses Application To Stop Nnamdi Kanu’s Suit Against FG

The ECOWAS court sitting in Abuja, has dismissed an application filed by the Federal Government seeking to quash a suit filed by the self-styled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr Nnamdi Kanu.

The suit by the IPOB leader is seeking his unconditional release and 800 million U.S dollars in damages.

The Federal Government in its application had asked the court to dismiss the case because it is a subject matter before the Federal High Court and the Appeal court and as such, it constitutes an abuse of court process.

Presiding judge, Justice Micah Wright-Williams, in his ruling, however dismissed the application for lacking in merit, because according to him, the ECOWAS court has the jurisdiction to hear cases of infringement of human rights.


Source: Channels TV

Soludo, Utomi, Igbo Professionals Meet With IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu In Prison.

A group of prominent Igbo professionals led by a former Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Charles Soludo today met up with Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in prison and would later converge for a press conference at Chelsea hotel in Abuja by 3pm today, to relay the feedback of their visit.

Also part of the group is Pat Utomi, a Nigerian professor of political economy and management expert.

Kanu was arrested in October 2015 and subsequently detained by the Buhari led Federal government for treason. He was arraigned before Justice Adeniyi Ademola at a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The judge granted him bail which the federal government refused to implement.

The IPOB leader has since been held in a prison in Abuja despite several court ruling in favor of his release from detention.

Many prominent Nigerians and clergies have also spoken up for his release.


Source: Sahara Reporters

BREAKING: Court dismisses six charges against Nnamdi Kanu

Binta Nyako, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, has dismissed six of the 11 charges brought against Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), by the federal government.

The charges dismissed bordered on “ownership of unlawful society, illegal importation of radio transmitters and researching on how to make improvised explosive devices”.

A magistrate court in Abuja had thrown out similar charges in 2015.

Nyako said she took the decision to quash the six charges because the prosecutor did not present any evidence.

However, she held that Kanu would be re-arraigned on a five count of treasonable felony.

On January 12, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Kanu’s lawyer, had prayed the court to quash the charges against his client because he had not committed any offence by agitating for Biafra.

On Tuesday, Chukwuma Soludo, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN); Patrick Utomi, a professor of economics, and some Igbo leaders called for the immediate release of Kanu.

They described his trial as persecution, and they asked the government to release him for the sake of engineering a new Nigeria.


Source: The Cable

Continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu cannot stop the agitation for Biafra – MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign state of Biafra (MASSOB) has said the continued detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu will not stop its agitation.

Leader of MASSOB, Uchenna Madu said this in a statement on Sunday in Abakaliki.

Madu said Buhari’s administration was imposing “imposing Islamic Hausa Fulani agenda on the rest of Nigeria.”

The statement read in part: “History teaches us, arrest and detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and others at different prisons and DSS detention camps will not take away the problem; neither will it stop the struggle insofar as the conditions that birthed Nnamdi Kanu and other agitators remain.

“We want Nigerian President Buhari to continue to showcase his anti behaviours which always expresses his frustrations, weaknesses, failures and jittery.

“Any king who thinks like Pharaoh of Egypt against the Jews will certainly experience the doom of Pharaoh. No man born of a woman can crush Biafra because God, History and Humanities are on our side, Biafra revolution is in destructive.

“Biafra agitation is only a reaction to the many injustices, exclusion, second class citizenship, born to rule philosophy, marginalization and other forms of inequality that characterise the Nigerian state.

“As every revolutionary struggle has its own methodology, the current Biafran struggle for actualization and restoration will continue to unfold confusing methods to president Buhari and his Islamic minded fundamentalist.

“Buhari’s military civilian administration is the worst government, Nigeria ever experienced, his leadership style of enforcing and imposing Islamic Hausa Fulani agenda on the rest of Nigeria people is tremendously assisting and justifying our struggle for Biafra actualization.

“Buhari’s stubbornness and Islamic fundamentalism against the Christian Southern, Eastern and Middle Beltan regions have reawakened the consciousness and thought of future survival of the indigenous people of this regions.

“MASSOB also wishes to inform President Buhari that arresting/detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi and many other IPOB members including MASSOB members detained in Onitsha/ Awka prisons since 2006, they are Innocent Orji, Sabastine Amadi, Ikechukwu Chikwem, Peter Igbokwe, Uchenna Nicholas, Uche Idika, Casmir Odokara, Eni Kalu, Chidiebere Ezekwem, Chima Asoh (A cripple), Ojimba Anyanwu, Ndubuisi Okam, Emmanuel Orji, Micheal Okezie, Ikechukwu Aghari, Mmaduabuchi Asika, Chinwike Irondi, Chukwuma Kalu, Chukwuebuka Ikenwa, Amah Onu, Okwudiri Basil (female) and Onyekachi Orji (female).

“Among these 22 detained members in the prisons custody are a crippled man and two females. Persecutions, mesmerizations, suppressions and oppressions of Biafrans including clampdown on non-violent and armless agitators because of our agitation for self rule only worsens the problem and underscores Nigeria as a creeping and repressive colonial state.”


Source: YNaija

Ohaneze Ndigbo urges President Buhari to free IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu

Ohanaeze Ndigbo is canvassing a political solution to the prolonged incarceration of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, just as it vowed not to abandon members of the group and those of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) in their struggle.


The organisation is also determined to repatriate Igbo investments for integration and development.


Briefing the press after its maiden national executive committee meeting in Enugu yesterday, the group’s President General, Dr. John Nnia Nwodo, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to free Kanu, insisting that a political solution to the issue was desirable.


“It may precipitate political consequences which are not good for Nigerian politics and as a father of Kanu and Ndigbo, I am asking the President to seek a political solution and I am prepared to discuss it with him.


‘’This imbroglio must end. We must find a way out. I am asking him to be a father and look at his son and see whether he must use the full weight of his powers to handle this boy the way he is doing and whether he is doing so to other people from other parts of Nigeria who have done perhaps, worse things than him.”


Nwodo said Ohanaeze leadership would soon meet with the agitators to find better ways of executing their mission for the benefit of the ethnic nationality.


Source: Guardian

Court fixes February 10 to rule on Nnamdi Kanu’s case

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed February 10 for ruling on whether to dismiss the charges preferred against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, or not.


The court will also give its ruling on whether or not to quash the charges brought against Kanu’s co-defendants – Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi.


Also to be decided on February 10 is the application on the competence of the charge against Kanu, who is the first defendant.The accused persons are standing trial for alleged treasonable felony and terrorism.


At the resumed hearing yesterday, Kanu’s counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor argued that his client’s application challenging the charge against him was hinged on the fact that there was no case against him.


He said: “Our application was premised on the fact that the proof of evidence attached to the charge cannot sustain it because it did not disclose a prima facie case against Kanu.”


Ejiofor added that the proof of evidence was empty, baseless and unfounded and that in such circumstance the court was required to quash the charge, then discharge and acquit the accused.

Nnamdi Kanu: I’m a freedom fighter unlike Buhari who overthrew a legitimate government

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says he is a freedom fighter and not a coupist.

Speaking before Binta Nyako?, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, on Thursday, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel to Kanu, said his client committed no crime by advocating self-determination for the Igbo.

?He said the Biafra agitation predated the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, and that it was laughable that Kanu was accused of treason when all he did was ask for an independent state for the Igbo.

He, therefore, urged the court to quash the charges against his client.

“The Biafra agitation predates this present administration. The fact that the Honourable Justice Ademola decided that there was no incriminating evidence against the first defendants, he ordered his release but this was blatantly refused,” Ejiofor said.

“He’s a freedom fighter unlike people who overthrew a legitimate government in 1983. The court has no option but to discharge the charges. The court should trash the charges.?”

But Shuaibu Labaran, counsel to the federal government and the prosecution,? urged the court to dismiss the application of the defence.

?He said Kanu’s application to quash the charges against him lacked substance.

“We submit that the application has no substance, and should be discountenanced,” he said. “We urge your lordship to refuse the application.?”

BREAKING: Court suspends Nnamdi Kanu’s secret trial

An Abuja Federal High Court, on Thursday suspended the secret trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, till further notice.


Justice Binta Nyako made the pronouncement following a prima facie suit filed by Kanu’s counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor challenging the veracity of the charges leveled against them.


Shortly after his introduction, Ejiofor argued that the charges against the defendants lack merit and basic proof.


According to Ejiofor, “Nnamdi Kanu (the first defendant) is only exercising his right to self-determination.”


He contended that the defendants started their agitations before Muhammadu Buhari emerged as President; hence do not pose any threat to the Federal Government.


After listening to his argument, Nyako suspended the trial till further notice.


Kanu alongside Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, are currently facing trial before the Justice Nyako – led court for charges bordering on treasonable felony.


Details later…

Reps panel chair, MASSOB fault secret trial of Kanu

Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions, Nkem Uzoma Abonta and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) have faulted the secret trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

In an interview, the representative of Ukwa Federal Constituency of Abia State enjoined retracing of steps, saying it was necessary for the public to monitor proceedings.

He condemned any act that could breach the peace in the polity, arguing that subjecting the IPOB leader to secret trial was unfair.

In a statement by its national leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu yesterday in Abakaliki, MASSOB restated support for Kanu and other agitators.

He maintained that that the Biafra proponents committed no crime against the country.

“Our involvement, commitment and continuous agitation for an independent Biafran Republic is enshrined, supported and backed by international conventions and laws, including United Nations Declaration and African Charter on the Human Rights of Indigenous People fully supported by 1999 constitution,” the statement read in part.

Nnamdi Kanu: DSS killed 9 people who came to visit me in prison

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has alleged that the Department of State Services (DSS) killed nine persons who came to visit him in prison.

Speaking through Ifeanyi Ejiofor, ?his counsel, in court, on Tuesday, Kanu alleged that the “nine persons were arrested after they came to visit, traced to their homes in Abia, and credible information shows they are dead?”.

He urged the court to take a stand against? the action of the DSS.

However, Shuaibu Labaran, counsel to the federal government, denied the allegation, saying he had no personal attachment to the case.

Earlier, Kanu’s counsel had  filed an? application asking the court to quash the charges against his client.

But the prosecuting council asked for some time to respond to the application.

?The trial was then adjourned to Thursday.

The IPOB leader is facing charges of treason alongside three other members of the group. He has been in detention since 2015.

His trial commenced on Tuesday before Binta Nyako, justice of the federal high court, Abuja.

Court Bars Journalists From Covering Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial

A court in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, has barred reporters from covering the trial of the self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

There is huge presence of security personnel at the trial of the pro-Biafra leader taking place at the Federal High Court, with the officials denying journalists and visitors entry.

Only close family members are allowed into the court by security operatives.

No reason was given for this decision by the court but recently it was reported that the trial of the self-acclaimed IPOB leader would be done behind the camera, a move that Mr Kanu had protested.

Outside the court premises, however, are journalists and supporters of the accused persons, Mr Kanu.

Mr Kanu is standing trial on a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, intimidation and belonging to an unlawful society.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

He was arrested in Lagos on 14 October, 2015 and has been held in prison since then despite various court orders that ruled for his release.

Members of the IPOB in the southeast have also held series of protests, demanding his release.

Buhari messed up by not traveling to Enugu – By Jude Egbas

In the minds of the average South Easterners, President Muhammadu Buhari doesn’t care about them.

It’s ‘constitutional’ to hate or deride Buhari in several parts of the South East. He’s persona non grata  in these parts.

South East States are Anambra, Imo, Ebonyi, Enugu and Abia. It is not uncommon to hear people from these States refer to the President’s political party, APC, as Hausa party.

In the last presidential contest, only a few persons in the South East turned up for Buhari.

Buhari received a paltry 198,248 votes from the South East. In contrast, Goodluck Jonathan harvested 2,464,906 votes from the region.

Even Jonathan’s South South base handed Buhari more votes. 418,590 people voted for Buhari in the South South. Jonathan had the most votes in the region, polling 4,714,725 votes.

The South East has always been wary of any politician from the North of Nigeria. That fear of the Northern politician in the Igbo speaking States stem from the ills visited on Biafra by Nigeria during the civil war.

The Head of State at the time of the civil war was a northerner and majority of the rank and file in the Nigerian Army hailed from the northern geopolitical zone of the country.

Buhari was in the top echelon of the Army at the time of the civil war. He was never going to get love from the South East during the 2015 presidential election. The grudge from the South East for Buhari for “fighting against them” during the war, was evident in the eventual outcome from the 2015 polling.

The civil war scars have yet to heal in Igbo-land.

Buhari was flatly rejected in the region.

After winning the general election thanks to the votes from the South West and the northern geopolitical zones, Buhari’s first job was to unite a fractured country. It’s what decent leaders do.

He didn’t.

At an event in Washington DC in July 2015, Buhari said people from the region who gave him 5% of the vote shouldn’t expect to be treated the same way as those who gave him 97% of the vote.

“I hope you have a copy of the election results”, Buhari said at the United States Institute for Peace (USIP). “The constituents, for example, that gave me 97% [of the vote] cannot in all honesty be treated on some issues with constituencies that gave me 5%. I think these are political realities”, the newly elected President said.

It was a careless and flippant thing to say.

Where the South East was looking for inclusive governance cues from the new leader, Buhari handed them one more reason to believe that he isn’t their friend.

With one careless remark, the President had marginalized sections of the country even further.

In the months that followed, groups like the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) became more vocal and destructive; and a certain riff-raff called Nnamdi Kanu gained more sympathizers for his misguided Biafra cause.

Still, Buhari didn’t read the signs.

In his first set of federal appointments, he made sure to ostracize the South East and South South regions some more, handing critics who say he is clannish, more arrows for their bows.

Buhari is yet to visit a State in the South East region of Nigeria since he assumed the reins.

When the security summit recently held in Enugu, it was perfectly normal for the entire country to wonder why Buhari was nowhere near the venue of the event, especially because the government he heads holds up security as one of its cardinal objectives.

For the South East, this was one more reason not to trust Buhari.

What a difference his visit would have made!

Imagine what a charm offensive to this region during the visit would have done for his ratings.

In his defense, the President said he shunned the security summit because he yielded to counsel from South East elders.

“The President was presented with a request to attend the Economic and Security Summit by the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu. The President happily accepted”, a statement from the Presidency read.

“The visit to Enugu was scheduled for Thursday 22nd as can be found on the weekly programme.

“After this was done, some other stakeholders from the South East came and advised him to not go in view of the closeness of the date to Christmas; that given the sensitivity of the period to the people, a presidential visit may come with over-exertion and possibly, be disruptive of Christmas.

“In view of this, President Buhari requested that the event be pushed forward to January, 2017. Given his nature, he did not insist. He said if the change of date is not possible, then the event can go on without him. That is what the organisers chose to do.

“The President did not, and he absolutely has no reason to snub anyone.”

Tell that to the birds!

It was a lame excuse from the nation’s number one citizen.

A Commander-In-Chief should be able to show up in any part of the country whenever he chooses—whether at Christmas, Yam Festivals, Ogboni rituals, Cultists’ initiation, hailstones, earthquakes, flooding, Boko Haram war—whenever.

He’s the C-In-C for a reason. A packed Christmas schedule in the host State shouldn’t prevent the President from making a most important trip to any part of this nation.

Citing closeness to Christmas as reason for not making the trip to Enugu was rather hollow and infantile. It was pure, unfiltered baloney. It made little sense.

It would have been better to shut it.

Buhari has to do more to unite a fractured country. He has to assure persons of other regions who didn’t vote for him that they are part of his plans for a better Nigeria.

He’s got to be the unifier in Chief. Thus far, he hasn’t.

Not making the trip to Enugu and canceling an earlier trip to Rivers to flag off the Ogoni cleanup, were missed opportunities.

The President has no one else to blame (for the agitations and unrests in these geopolitical regions) but himself.

Ekweremadu Blasts FG: “Obey Court Order, Release Nnamdi Kanu”

Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu on Thursday in Enugu charged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to show regard to rule of law.

Ekweremadu stated this in his speech at the South-East Economic and Security Summit, where he chided the government for not releasing detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

He said it was not in the interest of the country for the government to show disregard to orders of court.

“We must give everybody his due; if the court says somebody should be released from detention, government should comply with such order.

“This reminds me of the continuous detention of Nnamdi Kanu; whatever is his offence, he is still presumed innocent until found guilty by the court. He must have his day in court and government should obey court order and release him.”

Ekweremadu equally called on the Federal Government to pursue an inclusive government, stressing “issue of inclusivity borders me a lot; it is very important because as I speak today, no Igbo man is at the commanding level of the Security Agencies.

“What this means is that no Igbo man attends the Security Council Meeting; no Igbo man sits where the security of this country is discussed.

“I must say that if any part of the country unjustly treated, we cannot think of peace”, he noted.

The Deputy Senate President equally
called for restructuring of the country and
establishment of state police, stating that “a unified system of economy is not going to work.”

Former Abia governor Kalu visits Nnamdi Kanu in Kuje prison

Former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu on Friday visited embattled leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu at the the Kuje Prison, Abuja.


Kanu is standing trial for alleged treason amongst other charges.


The former governor made this known on his Facebook page on Friday.


He wrote, “Today, I visited Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Kuje Prison and we engaged in a very long discussion. Kanu is my brother and a son of the soil.


“He shouldn’t be where he is because Kuje Prison is not his home. It is therefore my utmost concern to see him regain his freedom like every other Nigerian.”




VIDEO: “Buhari cannot jail me. Tell him; he is mad” – Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and director of Radio Biafra, says Nigeria will collapse when he gives his testimony in court.


Kanu, who spoke from the dock, said this in protest of Justice Binta Nyako’s decision to shield witnesses that would testify against him at her court.


“Buhari went on national television to accuse me in public and he wants to try me in secret. I will not allow myself to be subjected to this kind of trial,” he said.


“By the time I am through with my testimony there will be no Nigeria. What kind of secret trial? This is not a Sharia Court but common law court.”


Watch video of a visibly angry Nnamdi Kanu below:



“Buhari can’t intimidate me” – Nnamdi Kanu yells in Court.

The leader of the Independent People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of lying, saying the president cannot intimidate him.

At a stormy court session on Tuesday, Mr. Kanu said the president can intimidate court judges, but not him.

“The president can intimidate the judges, but he cannot do that to me. Tell him he has lied,” said Mr. Kanu.

A Federal High Court in Abuja ruled on Tuesday on an application seeking the protection of witnesses in the ongoing trial of Mr. Kanu, and three others, David Nwawuisi, Benjamin Madubugwu and Chidiebere Onwudiwe, who are facing trial for alleged treasonable felony.

They were arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako after the first defendant said he had no confidence in the former judge, John Tsoho.

The court had adjourned the application for protection of witnesses to December 13.

Delivering the ruling, Mrs. Binta said the court would allow the witnesses some degree of protection.

“The counsels and the defendants will see the witnesses. The witnesses will have special entrances to and outside the court,” the judge said.

Mrs. Nyako also said the court would allow the witnesses to be shielded with screen-guards. She said the court would set aside two days for rehearsals on how the witnesses will come into the court and depart from the court.

After the ruling was given, Mr. Kanu said he would not allow himself to be given a secret trial in any way.

Raising his voice, Mr. Kanu said anything short of a public trial will not be allowed.

Mr. Kanu’s lawyer, Chux Muoma, warned his client to allow the counsel he employed to do his job without undue interference in court.

“Sit down! I am your counsel let me talk. I have not come all the way here to allow you speak for me in court,” said Mr. Muoma.

He apologised to the court afterwards. Counsel to the other defendants said they will make a formal application against the judgement. They said they were opposed to the ruling of the court.

Shortly after, the defendants began to clamour for an opportunity to speak to their lawyers.

The judge, Mrs. Nyako, warned the defendants to desist from making her court rowdy.

The judge said her ruling did not imply that the trial will be conducted in secret.

“It is not going to be a secret trial. The court will allow the defendants see the witnesses. The defendant counsel will also see the witnesses,” said Mrs. Nyako.

The defendants challenged that position again, drawing the judge’s warning.

“If you don’t stop talking in my court I will assume you are becoming a nuisance in my court. And if I assume so, I will continue this trial in your absence, so do not try my patience,” she said.

“When you are in my court you will do what I want. It’s like having a visitor in your house; you can serve the visitor food but if he wants to eat he will eat and if he doesn’t want to, he will not.”

After a brief recess, Mr. Kanu began to speak again.

“I will address this court! You cannot be killing my people and tell me that you will make me have a secret trial. That won’t happen! The president can intimidate the judges, but he cannot do that to me. Tell him he has lied,” said Mr. Kanu.

The other defendants soon joined in the voice of opposition against the court’s ruling and the session became rowdy.

The court clerks then told the people present in court that the session was over and that the matter would not continue again on Tuesday.

Outside the court, the IPOB supporters clashed with the security operatives while the latter tried to return Mr. Kanu and the other defendants to the vehicle that had brought them.

They kept shouting chants in support of the Biafran State, after the vehicles carrying the defendants zoomed off on top speed.

Federal Government Arranging Foreigners To Testify Against Me, Kanu Says

Detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, on Thursday, alleged plot by the Federal Government to import foreigners to testify against him. Kanu, who is facing trial alongside three other pro-Biafra agitators, Mr. Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, made the allegation on a day he was denied bail by trial Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court.

Justice Binta refused to grant bail to any of the defendants pending the determination of the 11-count criminal charge the Federal Government preferred against them.

Charges against the defendants border on reasonable felony and their alleged involvement in acts of terrorism. Their separate bail applications were predicated on sections 158, 162 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, as well as section 35 and 36 of the 1999 constitution, as amended.

The defendants contended that charges against them were not only bailable offences, but also not felony punishable with death. Arguing that the presumption of innocence under the Nigerian constitution was in their favour, the defendants said their release from detention would enable them to properly defend the charge against them. Besides, they insisted that their right to self determination was guaranteed both by the Nigeria constitution and Article 20 of the Africa Charter on Peoples and Human Right.

They maintained that IPOB which they said has been registered in over 30 countries, has not been proscribed or declared as a dangerous organisation under any law. The defendants expressed their readiness to produce reasonable sureties before the court. However, FG vehemently opposed release of any of the defendants on bail.

Government lawyer, Mr. Shuaibu Labaran, told the court that the defendants would constitute “a threat to national security”, once freed from prison custody. Labaran, who further applied to the court for protection of witnesses billed to testify against the defendants, drew attention of the court to the fact that the 1st defendant, Kanu, has dual citizenship.

He argued that Kanu who he said has both Nigerian and British passports, would escape out of the country if released on bail. While praying the court to allow the defendants to attend their trial from Kuje prison, FG, stressed that Onwudiwe was a major threat, saying he was the only one facing a particular count of “preparatory to commit an act of terrorism”.

Meanwhile, in her ruling, Justice Nyako, held that charge against the defendants “are very serious in nature”, and therefore not ordinarily bailable.

“Irrespective of what the charge is, the court has to exercise its discretion on way or the other”, the Judge held, adding that some of the charges against the defendants could attract life imprisonment if proved by FG.

Justice Nyako also dismissed contention by the defendants that President Muhammadu Buhari had openly directed that they should not be released on bail. The Judge held that President Buhari, being a citizen of Nigeria, was at liberty to exercise his freedom of speech.

She maintained that the President lacks the capacity to influence the decision of the court, saying the defendants did not place any new fact or law capable of persuading the court to reverse an earlier ruling of the court that denied them bail.

“The offences are serious in nature and carries very severe punishment if proven.

“I hereby therefore refuse bail of the applicants. But in the alternative, I hereby order accelerated trial of this matter to almost commence immediately, but not later than two months”, the Judge held.

Immediately after the ruling was delivered, FG, applied for all the witnesses to be allowed to testify behind screen. It also prayed the court for identities of the witnesses not to be revealed in any record of the proceeding.

The defendants however opposed the application, contending that granting such request would amount to a gross violation of their rights to fair hearing.

“We vehemently oppose secret trial of the defendants. They were accused in the open, we also request that they be tried in the open. The defendants need to see those testifying against them eye-ball-to-eye-ball. We are ready for this trial”, Kanu’s lawyer, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor submitted.

Similarly, one of the defence lawyers, Mr. Maxwell Okpara, told the court that most of the proposed witnesses were foreigners he said the government imported from neighbouring countries.

“My lord, we have uncovered their plan to bring Ghanaians and people from Cameroon to appear in this court to testify against the defendants.

“We as Nigerians will resist that plot. It cannot work. That is why they are insisting that they should testify behind screen. That plot has failed, it will not work”, Okpara stated.

After listening to all the parties Justice Nyako fixed December 13 to rule on FG’s application. Specifically, FG had in the charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015, alleged that the quartet conspired to commit treasonable felony contrary to and punishable under section 516 of the Criminal Code Act, CAP. C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2014.

FG alleged that they committed the offence along with others now at large, on diverse dates in 2014 and 2015, in Nigeria, London and United Kingdom. It told the court that the defendant conspired among themselves to broadcast on Radio Biafra which is monitored in Enugu and its environs, preparations they were making for states in the South-South zones and other communities in Kogi and Benue states, to secede from the Federal Republic of Nigeria with a view to constituting same into a Republic of Biafra.

Whereas FG identified Kanu as the arrow-head behind the “hate broadcasts”, it fingered Onwudiwe as the National Coordinator of the IPOB movement. The defendants had on November 8, pleaded not guilty to all the charges against them, even as the court adjourned to hear their bail applications.

Kanu was previously facing a six-count treason charge with Madubugwu and Nwawuisi, before FG amended the charges to include Onwudiwe as one of the defendants. Justice Nyako is now the third judge to handle the trial. It will be recalled that the former judge handling the matter, Justice John Tsoho had on September 26, disqualified himself from presiding over trial of the defendants.

Justice Tsoho who earlier denied the defendants bail, premised his decision to hands-off the case on a petition pending against him before the National Judicial Council, NJC.

Kanu and his co-accused persons had in their joint petition, alleged that Justice Tsoho indulged in act of “judicial rascality”, by delivering conflicting rulings on the same subject matter. They alleged that the judge summarily reversed his previous ruling that barred the Federal Government from masking all the witnesses billed to testify against them.

The defendants maintained that the Judge denied them fair hearing on the day he gave FG the nod to produce “masquerades” to testify against them. Justice Ahmed Mohammed who was the first judge Kanu was taken to by FG, had in a bench ruling he delivered on December 23, 2015, also distanced himself from the matter.

Kanu, who was hitherto the Director of Radio Biafra and Television, ?has been in detention since October 14, 2015, when he was arrested by security operatives upon his arrival to Nigeria from his base in the United Kingdom. The defendants were alleged to have committed treasonable felony, an offence punishable under Section 41(C) of the Criminal Code Act, CAP C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria.

FG alleged that they were the ones managing the affairs of the IPOB which it described as “an unlawful society”. Kanu was alleged to have illegally smuggled radio transmitters into Nigeria, which he used to disseminate “hate broadcasts”, encouraging the “secession of the Republic of Biafra”, from Nigeria.

The IPOB leader earlier denied the charges, even as the court, on January 20, ordered remand of the defendants at Kuje prison ?in Abuja. Count one of the charge against the defendants read: “That you Nnamdi Kanu, ‘M’, Onwudiwe Chidiebere ‘M’, Benjamin Madubugwu ‘M’, David Nwawusi ‘M’ and others now at large, on diverse dates in 2014 and 2015 in Nigeria and London, United Kingdom, did conspire amongst yourselves to broadcast on Radio Biafra monitored in Enugu and other areas within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, preparations being made by you and others at large, or states in the South East and South South zones and other communities in Kogi and Benue States to secede from the Federal Republic of Nigeria with a view to constituting same into a Republic of Biafra and you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 516 of the Criminal Code Act, CAP.C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2000”.

MASSOB calls for prayers, fasting for release of Nnamdi Kanu, other Biafra agitators

The Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has called on those sympathetic to the Biafra cause to pray and fast ahead of an Abuja Federal High Court ruling that will decide the fate of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu on December 1st.


This was contained in a statement signed and released by the leader of the group, Comrade Uchenna Madu, on Tuesday in Owerri, Imo State capital.


Recall that the Justice Binta Nyako – led court had on November 8 fixed December 1 for ruling on the bail application of Kanu.


According to Madu, “Ndigbo shall not abandon their own son because of individual personal interest. As Nnamdi Kanu and others will appear in court on Dec 1st, MASSOB urge the people of Biafra all over the world to observe praying, fasting and supplication for our brothers and Biafra heroes.


“MASSOB members will engage in charismatic prayer meeting at MASSOB headquarters, Okwe on Dec 1st. As MASSOB demand for the release of Nnamdi Kanu and others, we shall maintain our non violence principles.


“Until Igbo leaders understand the efficacies, potencies and political value of MASSOB, IPOB and others, they will never progress politically in Nigeria.


“Today, major Igbo leaders have abandoned Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Nwawuisi and Madubugwu of IPOB, Innocent Orji, Sabastine Amadi, Uchenna Nicholas and 17 others of MASSOB and Benjamin Onwuka and others of BZM because they thought that these men pose threat to their political adventures in Nigeria or economic interest.”

JUST IN: Nnamdi Kanu has been re-arraigned on an 11-count amended charges

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu was on Tuesday re-arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

The Federal Government re-arraigned Kanu before Justice Nyako on an amended 11-count charge bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony and publication of defamatory matter, following the withdrawal of the former trial judge, Justice John Tsoho of the same court.

Recall that Justice Tsoho had in September withdrew from the ongoing trial of the Director of Radio Biafra over allegation of bias levelled against him by Kanu’s legal team.

Following Tsoho’s withdrawal, the case file was transferred to Justice Nyako.

At today’s resumed hearing, Kanu, who was re-arraigned alongside Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, however, pleaded not guilty to the amended charges.

Against the backdrop of Kanu’s not guilty plea, Nyako fixed November 17 to hear the bail applications filed by lawyers to the accused persons.

Earlier, counsel to all accused persons, Chucks Muoma , SAN, Inalegwu Adoga, E.I Esene and Maxwel Okpara, lamented that the prosecution was bent on frustrating the case through unnecessary delay tactics.

Reacting to the counsels’ complaint, Nyako said since the case was before her for the first time, she was not interested in what had happened in the past.

“The case is coming before me for the first time, so let us start on a clean slate, forget what happened previously,” Nyako said.

Buhari using DSS to intimidate new judge handling Nnamdi Kanu’s trial – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of allegedly using the Department of State Services, DSS, to intimidate and harass Justice Binta Nyako, handing the ongoing case of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

Following the withdrawal of Justice John Tsoho from Kanu’s trial, the matter was re-assigned to Nyako.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, the separatist group claimed that Buhari was using the DSS to pressurize Nyako to fake illness and not attend the re-opening of the trial tomorrow.

The statement reads, “IPOB has received information confirmed by our intelligence team that Buhari through his secret police the DSS has succeeded in putting pressure on Justice Binta Nyako to fake illness and not attend the hearing tomorrow in the case involving the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

“This was the same delay tactics used to pressure judges in the past to deliver illegal rulings in favour of the unconstitutional DSS. Despite the fact that the focus of the world is on the Nigerian Judicial System, Buhari, egged on by Daura of DSS, is bent on perverting the course of justice again.

“The world is hereby put on notice that Justice Binta Nyako is in danger of being blackmailed by Buhari who has threatened to reopen corruption charges against her husband, former Governor of Adamawa State Murtala Nyako if she appears in court tomorrow.

“This tactics of intimidating judges handling this case and subversion of justice must be resisted by all men and women of good conscience.

“Judges who cannot be compromised and at various times ruled against Buhari’s interest are facing corruption charges while those mired in corrupt practices whilst presiding over cases for Buhari, like the epitome of corruption and disgrace to the legal profession, Justice John Tsoho are still allowed to preside over cases while fearless judges have been barred from handling courts cases.

“Justice Binta Nyako was sighted on Friday the 4th of November 2016 in good health. If she fails to turn up to preside over the hearing tomorrow the 8th of November 2016, the world should know that Buhari has succeeded through his DSS to intimidate this woman the way they intimidated and compromised John Tsoho the previous judge.”

“Justice Ademola Arrested For Granting Kanu Bail” – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has allegedly linked Justice Ademola’s arrest with the unconditional bail he had earlier granted Nnamdi Kanu which the Federal Government rejected.

A statement from IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group noted that Kanu has spent one year in detention illegally while the court of competent jurisdiction granted him unconditional release on 16th and 17th December 2015 by magistrate and federal high court Abuja but since then federal government, APC and the DSS were still holding him and others in prison custody.

He urged Biafrans to be resolute and determine towards the restoration of the God’s own project which is Biafra republic, saying that the project was ordained by God Almighty.

Powerful stated that Biafra will be a country where people of Africa will benefit, ‘the Africa will be technologically, economically, politically and spiritually free through the new republic’.

“However, we are aware of the systematic way of delaying the members of IPOB who were detained illegally in all the prisons and security cells across the country”.

In a related development, Kanu as sued the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and the Department of State Services (DSS) for contempt of court over failure of the federal government to release him from detention.

On December 17, 2015, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, a judge of the Federal High Court ordered Kanu’s unconditional release of Kanu.

In a statement at the weekend, Ifeanyi Ejiojor, counsel to Kanu, linked the continued detention of the IPOB leader to President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment at the presidential media chat on December 30, 2015, where he said no court would grant him bail.

“The order made on December 17, 2016 by Justice A.F.A. Ademola, directing the unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu was served on the Department of State Services (DSS) that same day the order was made,” he said.

“Still, the DSS failed, refused and/or neglected to obey the order directing the unconditional release of Kanu, apparently due to reasons best known to them, which has no justification under any law.

IPOB said none of the affected institutions of the government affected by the order or the Federal Government has lodged an appeal against the order directing the unconditional release of Kanu.

Ademola was one of the judges arrested by the DSS on Saturday on the allegation of corruption.

“Nevertheless, it comes as a surprise on Friday 7th October 2016 at exactly 11:45am we received information that the Biafra land national coordinator of the indigenous people of Biafra Mr.Chidiebere Onwudiwe who have been arrested by DSS was called up in the federal high court Abuja court 7 of Justice Ademola without the prosecutors been in court to defend the matter against Chidiebere Onwudiwe” he stated.

“The DSS being the prosecutor of the matter were nowhere to be found in the court on Friday 7th October, they are running because Chidiebere Onwudiwe committed no crime against humanity or the federal government of Nigeria” Powerful stated.

“Comrade Chidiebere Onwudiwe was arrested in the odd hour of midnight in Igweocha (PH) Rivers state where he was sleeping on Friday 22nd June 2016 still detained in DSS cell incommunicado and have not been taking to any court since 128 days”.

“The lawyer incharge of the matter Bar, Ifeanyi Ejiofor who filled motion for his bail in the federal high court 7 Abuja. The chief judge Ademola who adjourned the matter to be on Tuesday 11th October for hearing because the DSS did not produce mazi Chidiebere Onwudiwe the national coordinator of the indigenous people of Biafra IPOB Biafraland in court” said powerful.

Meanwhile, a political pressure group, Concerned Abians for Good Governance and Justice (CAGGJ) has commended the Department of State Services (DSS) over last weekend’s arrest of some senior Judges across the country and their subsequent arraignment yesterday for alleged corrupt practices.

This is even as the group flayed what it described as the ignoble role played by Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers State in the failed attempt to arrest a Federal High Court Judge in Port Harcourt by operatives of the DSS.

In a statement by its chairman, Egwu D. Uwa, CAGGJ said Nigerians have for years be yearning for a day like this, when men no matter how highly placed would be made to account for what they have done with what were entrusted in their care.

Uwa said as far as his group was concerned, what the DSS operatives did was what Nigerians had been yearning for over the years, stressing that it was only those who benefitted from what have been happening in the judiciary over the years that would condemn the action.

CAGGJ regretted that most of the politics-related judgments delivered after the 2015 general elections were cash induced, saying no nation would grow politically if this anomaly was not checked.

“It was glaringly clear that most of the politics-related judgments delivered since after the2015 general elections were cash and carry judgments and no good government that what its salt will sit idly and watch things like this go on and that is why we are commending the DSS for this bold step”.

Uwa said it was unfortunate that those who are condemning the modus-operandi the DSS operatives adopted in arresting the Judges, have closed their eyes to the huge cash recovered for the houses of the arrested judges.

Wondering where the Judges got such huge amount of money in both local and foreign currencies, Uwa opined that if the operatives of the DSS had not adopted such method, the deliveries could not have been made.

CAGGJ condemned Gov Wike’s action in allegedly using some party loyalists to stop the arrest of a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, saying the action was capable of sending wrong signals to the public.

CAGGJ said if Wike had no special interest in the Judge, he wouldn’t have left the Government House at about 1.30am to ensure that the said Judge was not arrested.

“We don’t think if Gov Wike had no interest in the particular Judge, he would have left Government House by the time he did to ensure that the Judge was not arrested. Again his efforts in trying to defend the Judge over the amount alleged to be in his house, left much to be desired”, Uwa said.

BIAFRA: Nnamdi Kanu Wants Judge Investigated

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has demanded the investigation of Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja, for alleged judicial misconduct.

Mr. Kanu, who is facing trial following allegations of treasonable felony, maintaining an unlawful society and possession of illegal items, accused his trial judge, Mr. Tsoho, of negating judicial principles and upturning a decision of the court without prior permission by a higher court.

In a petition addressed to the National Judicial Council and made available to journalists on Sunday, Mr. Kanu said the conduct of Mr. Tsoho amounts to judicial rascality.

According the petition, Mr. Tshoho changed his court’s decision to hear the testimonies of witnesses secretly after he had initially ruled that witnesses testifying in the matter would not be allowed to were masks or give statements in secret.

“On the 9th day of February, 2016, the defense was ambushed with an application filed on that day by the prosecution, seeking the court’s endorsement for secret trial of the defendants.

“The defense led by chief Chuks Muoma, SAN, promptly notified the court of our intention to oppose the application, pursuant to which it was thereafter adjourned to the 19th day of February, 2016, for the hearing of the application,” the petition said.

Recounting the past records of the case, Mr. Kanu’s lawyer and junior counsel to Mr. Muoma, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, said the court presided over by Justice Tsoho gave a ruling on the next adjourned date in favour of the defence; but ordered a parallel decision when the prosecution insisted on having its witnesses protected.

He added that the court gave its second decision regarding the protection of witnesses, after a verbal request was made by the witness; an act which Mr. Ejiofor claims is in negation of laid down rules.

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‘Nnamdi Kanu has come to build Biafra full of milk and honey’

Controversial Spiritual leader and pro-Biafra activist, Prophet Anthony Nwoko has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of allegedly fuelling the agitation for the actualisation of the Biafran republic indirectly through his anti- Igbo policies and utterances.

Nwoko also took a swipe at fiery Catholic priest, Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka for playing politics with his priestly works and asked him to relocate to Buhari’s home state Katsina, so that he would have enough time to engage in “false prophecies” for the president.

“Mbaka should relocate to Katsina State to have time for prophecies for Buhari. He is not a prophet of the Holy God,” he said.

Nwoko said that although successive administrations in the country had been anti- Igbo, none was more pronounced that Buhari’s regime.

Prophet Nowoko who had prophesied that President Buhari’s second coming would not bring any relief but misery to the nation spoke in an interview with newsmen in Enugu.

According to him, President Buhari was indirectly plotting to resurrect Biafra through his policies and utterances.

“Buhari’s preference for those that voted for him, collapsed infrastructure in South East, lopsided appointments and the high-handedness in dealing with armless separatist agitators in Southern parts of the country by security personnel are factors that further fuel agitation for Biafra.

“Buhari emerged the second time to bury Nigeria and resurrect Biafra. His second coming is to destroy the nation and resurrect Biafra and it has come to pass,” he said.

He further said that contrary to efforts by the Federal Government to suppress and intimidate pro-Biafra groups, the objective of establishing Biafra had already been realized as “Biafra has come to be.”

Nwoko insisted that no amount of ingenuity in financial and economic management would save the country from the current economic recession, socio-political strife in view of security threats from herdsmen, insurgents and militants.

Also, in his message entitled, “Spiritual Message for the state of Biafra nation and why Nigeria is facing problems,” Nwoko stated that Nigeria as a nation was a ‘fraud’ by colonial masters which was doomed to crash, warning that it was in the interest of political leaders to plan for peaceful separation.

He warned religious personalities and “big churches” to stop deceiving the unsuspecting citizens with fake prophecies and lies, saying that the judgment of God would soon come down on them for using the vineyard of the Lord to enrich themselves.

Nwoko also, spoke on the long detention of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“Spiritually, I want to declare to the world that I have seen Nnamdi Kanu in the spirit many times. He, Kanu is spiritually hale and hearty and nothing will happen to him.

He has come to join hands and build the land, Biafra full of milk and honey,” he added, even as he urged the Federal Government to release Kanu to avert more problems for the nation.

IPOB Raises Alarm Over Nnamdi Kanu’s Life In Kuje Prison

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has raised an alarm over Nnamdi Kanu’s life in Kuje Prison.


The IPOB in a statement on Monday signed by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, accused the Federal Government of trying to kill Kanu in prison.


The group disclosed that Kanu’s room in Kuje Prison was teargased on Monday and gun shots fired in his direction.


According to IPOB, the federal government and the DSS, through their prison authority and warders in charge of Kuje prisons have perfected arrangements to snuff the life out of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and those with him in the prison in disguise of separating the inmates who were having misunderstanding with fellow inmates.”


“The federal government and security agents through their prison waders orchestrated violence in the prison in order to have excuses to eliminate Mazi Nnamdi kanu.

“The orchestrated violence by the federal government and DSS through the prison authority to be executed by prison warders started shooting sporadically towards the doors and windows where our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and two other IPOB members were detained.


“The prison warders went to search some prison inmates very far from where Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and two others were kept all of a sudden they started shooting life bullets towards the direction where our leader was kept, the cannon teargas was thrown inside the room he stays.


“Right now, we don’t know the condition of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and others detained alongside with him.


“We are calling on the international community, the United Nations, UN, the African Union AU, lovers of freedom, Amnesty International, AI, Human Rights Watch/NGO’s and the well meaning Nigerians who understand the meaning of self determination to come to our rescue because right now we don’t know the condition of our leader.”

“I Am Not Opposed To Negotiation, I Want To Go Home” – Nnamdi Kanu

Detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in Abuja on Friday said he was willing to enter into negotiation with the Federal Government to secure his release and end the political crisis that has continued to trail his continued incarceration.


He also denied claims that he was working with some militant groups in the Niger Delta region, including the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta and Niger Delta Avengers.


Speaking through his lawyers, Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Amobi Nzelu, at a press briefing, Kanu said he was not opposed to negotiation to secure his freedom from detention which he described as “politically motivated and orchestrated.”


The lawyers who, addressed a press briefing in Abuja on Friday, said such negotiations could only take place after he is released from incarceration where he had been for over a year.


According to them, it is impossible for just one individual to commit treasonable felony as Mr Kanu is accused by the Federal Government.


The lawyers, Mr Amobi Nzelu and Ifeanyi Ejiofor, made it clear that he was not part of the bargaining chip of neither the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) nor the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), who have both said he should be released, as part of their own negotiations with the federal government.


Mend has no implied, direct or express authority of Nnamdi Kanu to represent him or IPOB in any purported negotiation going on between mend and the federal government,” the lawyers stated.


The self-acclaimed leader of the IPOB and two others are standing trial before a Federal High Court in Abuja on a six-count charge of treasonable felony, managing unlawful society and concealing goods.


At the last hearing, the lead prosecution counsel was absent in court, and the case was adjourned to September 26 – 29, 2016.

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Wants Trial Halted

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has filed an application for his trial to be halted at the Federal High Court, while he contests a ruling allowing secret witnesses to testify against him.

Mr. Kanu and two others, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, are facing charges of treason.

His counsel, Chucks Muoma, had on Monday indicated his decision to contest Justice John Tsoho’s ruling allowing the presentation of secret witnesses at Mr. Kanu’s trial.

The trial judge had ruled that the witnesses would only be known by both counsel and would be made to testify behind protective screens to prevent them from being identified by the public.

Mr. Muoma said the ruling was strange and would be contested by his client.

Also addressing the press after the sittings, Mr. Kanu’s other counsel, Efeanyi Ejiofor, reiterated the point made in court by his client, adding that an application would be sought in a higher court to determine the status of Mr. Tsoho’s ruling.

At the court on Wednesday, Mr. Muoma prayed the court to stay proceedings pending the determination of his application at the Appeal Court.

The matter was adjourned till April 7, for ruling on the application.

Also addressing journalists after Wednesday’s hearing, Kanu’s other counsel, Mr. Ejiofor told journalists that his client would demand a change of trial judge as they were not convinced that Mr. Tsoho would give them a fair trial.

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Court Sends Nnamdi Kanu To Prison

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, be kept in prison.

Justice John Itsoho gave the order Wednesday. He adjourned the case till January 25.

Mr. Kanu has been held since October 2015. He ran an underground radio pushing for the creation of an independent state of Biafra.

Tuesday’s ruling was the first time a court would order his remand. The government flouted previous bail rulings ordering his release.

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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 sworn to an oath, to defend the defenceless and above all, to say the truth and be fair to all, at all material times,”



“Having said that, I must add that I have been inundated with calls and I also read in several mediums, all manner of ruse about my client; that he has been tortured by the DSS, transferred to a more deadly cell, and also that he has been critically ill.



“I am still wondering where such information came from. I can authoritatively say that apart from the British government‘s team that visited him (Nnamdi kanu) last year, I am, and have been the only one who has been privileged to have access (though limited) to him and all through my visits, there has not been any overt or covert situation pointing to a case of torture on him by the authority of the DSS. He is neither sick nor have fallen sick since his incarceration on the 14th October, 2015.



“During my last visit, 14th January, 2016, we had robust and cheerful discussions even with his captors. He was also in good health, full of life and in high spirits contrary to the media reportage that he is being tortured, has been sick and broken.


“The media should do more in the area of investigative journalism before going to the tabloid.”



The lawyer to leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Vincent Obetta has said contrary to reports the embattled leader is not ill and has not been tortured while in custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.



According to Obetta, Kanu letter is in high spirits in the custody of the), Vincent Obetta, his lawyer, has said.



Obetta, in a statement said Kanu who is also the Director of Radio Biafra is in high spirit.

He said, “I would like to say that as a solicitor and advocate of the federal republic of Nigeria, I have sworn to an oath, to defend the defenceless and above all, to say the truth and be fair to all, at all material times,”



“Having said that, I must add that I have been inundated with calls and I also read in several mediums, all manner of ruse about my client; that he has been tortured by the DSS, transferred to a more deadly cell, and also that he has been critically ill.



“I am still wondering where such information came from. I can authoritatively say that apart from the British government‘s team that visited him (Nnamdi kanu) last year, I am, and have been the only one who has been privileged to have access (though limited) to him and all through my visits, there has not been any overt or covert situation pointing to a case of torture on him by the authority of the DSS. He is neither sick nor have fallen sick since his incarceration on the 14th October, 2015.



“During my last visit, 14th January, 2016, we had robust and cheerful discussions even with his captors. He was also in good health, full of life and in high spirits contrary to the media reportage that he is being tortured, has been sick and broken.



“The media should do more in the area of investigative journalism before going to the tabloid.”



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IPOB Raises Alarm Over Nnamdi Kanu’s Deteriorating Health

Following the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu by the Department of State Services, DSS, the Independent People of Biafra, IPOB, has called for the immediate release of its leader, Kanu, due to his worsening health condition.



The Media and Publicity Officer of the group, Emma Power, while speaking with journalist yesterday in Nnewi, Anambra State, alleged that the Federal Government through the DSS is plotting to systematically kill Kanu while in detention by denying him access to doctors and torturing him on a daily basis.


Power said, “Information from a reliable DSS source revealed that the Federal Government is also planning to transfer Mr. Kanu to a particular cell in the country where members of Boko Haram are detained, and it is their plan to kill him there,”

He disclosed that the group had written the United Nations, the African Union, AU, United States of America, Russia, France, Israel, Britain and Amnesty International, including other relevant world bodies and organizations about the life threatening treatment being meted out to its leader by operatives of the DSS.


The group wondered why the Nigerian government would refuse a detainee access to medical attention especially for somebody that had been granted bail by two courts of competent jurisdiction in the country.



IPOB, while calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to order the immediate release of its leader so as to allow him see his doctors, warned that “if anything happens to him, Nigeria will never know peace.



According to the group’s spokesman, “President Buhari and DSS will have no defence if they allow Mr. Kanu to die in the hands of DSS, more so when two competent courts of jurisdiction have granted him bail. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. A word is enough for the wise. Nobody is sure of his health condition now, and therefore, Kanu should be released and allowed to see his doctors.



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Nnamdi Kanu’s Wife Gives Birth To A Baby Boy, Biafrans Say He Will Bring Them Freedom

Uchechi, wife of the embattled Director of Radio Biafra and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Tuesday, reportedly gave birth to a baby boy at an undisclosed hospital.
The birth of Kanu’s child was announced in a message posted on the Facebook page of Radio Biafra London.
The statement read: “Good morning great Biafrans. With joy in our hearts and celebration of new arrival to IPOB family, our first lady, the wife of our eminent leader, Joshua Nnamdi Kanu, has delivered a healthy baby boy. Mother and child are in good health.”


Uchechi may have delivered the baby in the United Kingdom, which is Kanu’s last known location before he was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) operatives last October.


Kanu, who is founder of Radio Biafra, was arrested at a Lagos hotel after he allegedly sneaked into the country, using fake identity.


In excitement, members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) have responded to the news of the birth of a son for their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, saying he’ll bring them freedom.


Ibeh Gift Amarachi wrote:

THE CHILD OF FREEDOM IS BORN: Yes… Nnamdi Kanu 111 has been born to the Family of the Leader Of The Indigenous People Of Biafra and Director Of Radio Biafra/Biafra Television Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, at the early hours of Tuesday been the 5th Of January 2016. For unto Biafrans,a Child Of Freedom has been born and the Victory of Biafrans has been guaranteed through his birth. This Little Biafran Soldier,shall bring Freedom to Biafrans. He understands the Biafra struggle and was sent a message,which most of us can’t understand. The Islamic State called Nigeria and her Tyrant Leader feels,they are actually holding the Leader Of The Indigenous People Of Biafra,but a better Nnamdi Kanu has been born. Yes,a more Fearless and Brave Nnamdi Kanu has been born and Freedom is drawing near.. We thank Chukwuabiama for granting us our heart desire towards this struggle and sending us a message which only the spiritual minded can figure out. We the Indigenous People Of Biafra,are congratulating the Family of our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the entire Ipob Family at large,as we are of same Family. May Chukwuabiama be with us and we urge all lovers of freedom to join us while we celebrate the birth to freedom… WELCOME THE CHILD OF FREEDOM… WELCOME PRINCE NNAMDI KANU THE 3RD..?#?FreeNnamdiKanu?.. ?#?FreeBiafra?..


Nnamdi Kanu Never Apologised To Buhari – MASSOB, IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has described as blatant lies, the claim that its incarcerated leader and founder of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdui Kanu has expressed regrets and apologized to President Muhammadu Buhari, former President Goodluck Jonathan and Igbo elders for his alleged uncomplimentary remarks and statements against them to facilitate his release.



In a statement signed by IPOB National Coordinator Mr. Chidiebere Onwudiwe and Media and Publicity officer, comrade Emma Powerful, titled Nnamdi Kanu never apologized for his release, IPOB said it totally dismissed the publication, describing it as “the machinations of the Directorate of State Security, DSS to save its face having been disgraced by the court with granting of Kanu bail.

Also the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has described as complete false, calculated and systematic attempt by agents of Federal Government to discredit IPOB and MASSOB with the claim that Nnamdi Kanu has apologized for his comments against some Nigerians.

In a statement by MASSOB leader Mr. Uchenna Madu, it said the news that Nnamdi Kanu has apologized to President Buhari is complete false information and a calculated and systematic attempt by agents of the Federal government to discredit, disorganize and frustrate the agitation for actualization of Biafran State.

“The publication was totally false and should be ignored by the general public, no amount of intimidation, harassment, torture, killings, arrest and blackmail can make Kanu apologize for anything he said, nothing will ever make us to stop the agitation for the actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra,” he said.

According to IPOB, “DSS is not sincere, if they have respect for the constitution of Nigeria, they would have released Kanu as directed by the courts, instead, they are looking for new charges which they will use to jail him, but they will fail again, and they have discovered that they will not make any progress in their quest to jail Kanu, they are now looking for soft landing to chicken out of the case with the claim that Kanu is apologizing, a claim that does not hold water,” said IPOB.

IPOB urged the media to beware of the false claims by DSS, saying that “Kanu is not disturbed in any way for his long incarceration, his spirit is very high and he will be received like a hero he is, any day they are tired of holding him and decides to release him”.

“Kanu is in detention for us, we are here for him. DSS should stop embarrassing itself with the false information they are churning out to the public. If they are honest in what they are claiming about Kanu’s apology, they should publish the copy of the said apology as an advert in the newspapers let the world see, if they say they culled it from the statement he wrote in DSS detention, how then did it become an apology to people,” said IPOB.

Madu in his statement, further stated that “agitation for the actualization of Biafra has gained international prominence and sympathy even before Nnamdi Kanu arrest and detention, and his current detention has further strengthened the agitation, so this latest move and campaign of calumny by enemies and oppressors of Biafrans is a sign that they are jittery, frustrated and are afraid of the fast rising and global acceptance Biafrans struggle for actualization of state of Biafra.

“MASSOB and IPOB shall never be discouraged, frustrated, disorganized, dislocated or relent on the non violent Biafran actualization because of this false statement credited to Nnamdi Kanu. Mazi Kanu as a true Biafran can never compromise the integrity, confidence and trust of Biafra freedom fighters no matter the condition, subjection or oppression by DSS and Nigerian government.

“This Federal government latest move to discredit IPOB and MASSOB has propelled us to redouble our efforts and strategies on Biafra agitation; we shall intensify our non violence approach as MASSOB and IPOB march ahead for Biafra actualization,” he said.



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Court Grants Nnamdi Kanu Bail

A Federal High Court in Abuja has released the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr Nnamdi Kanu on bail.

Justice Adeniyi Ademola admitted him to bail unconditionally while ruling in an application filed and argued by his lawyer Vincent Obeta.

In the ruling, Justice Ademola who had last month granted permission to the Department of State Service to detain Mr Kanu for 90 days, set aside the order.

According to him, the continued detention of Mr Kanu after two months without trial violates Section 158 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 and Section 35 of the 1999 Constitution.

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DSS Drops Charges Against Biafra’s Nnamdi Kanu, Heads For High Court

Shuaibu Usman, magistrate of the chief magistrate court, Wuse zone 2, Abuja, on Wednesday discharged Nnamdi Kanu, director of Radio Biafra and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on all counts of criminal conspiracy and ownership of an unlawful society brought against him by the federal government.

After holding that the government had dropped the charges against Kanu, the judge ruled: “The accused person is hereby discharged and the case struck out.”


The government through its agent, the Department of State Services (DSS), had elected to withdraw the case at the lower court for a higher court, which has jurisdiction to entertain charges bordering on terrorism, to take over. Usman was scheduled to deliver judgment on the application of the DSS on December 1, but he put it off until December 16.


The DSS has held Kanu for at least 90 days despite an order of the magistrate court granting him bail in October. After the lower court granted him bail, the secret police got an order of the federal high court, Abuja, to keep the leader of IPOB in detention. But his lawyer, Vincent Obetta, filed a counter application, seeking bail for the accused person. Adeniyi Ademola, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, is expected to rule on the bail application on Thursday.


A wave of protests, engineered by IPOB, had swept through the southeast a few days ago owing to the continued detention of Kanu. IPOB is demanding an immediate and unconditional release of its leader.


More to follow…



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MASSOB, IPOB Halt Biafra Protests, Embrace Dialogue

The protests staged by the members of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, and the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, over the continued detention of the Director, Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has been halted, following the resolve of the two pro-Biafra groups to give Federal Government room for dialogue.

Protesters in the south-east and parts of south-south geopolitical zones had vowed to continue demonstrations until they actualize Biafra which prompted governors from the region,under the aegis of South-East Governors Forum,SEGF, to push for a dialogue to secure the release of Nnamdi Kanu among other issues of neglect and marginalzation of the people in a meeting held in Enugu Government House.



In a joint resolution signed by Ugwuoke Ibem,National Secretary,MASSOB, and Emma Powerful,Spokesman of IPOB, which read in parts: “We have decided to halt our demonstration,protest to pave way for the much published dialogue on Nnamdi Kanu’s release. Our withdrawal from the major cities of Biafraland is not out of cowardice but to prove maturity,professionalism as a decent self determined group.

“We hereby issue an ultimatum to the Federal Government to prove their seriousness and sincerity on the much published dialogue on the release of Nnamdi Kanu. We shall continue with our non violence self determination on Biafra. MASSOB,IPOB will never relent or backside on the agitation for Biafra actualization. We condemn the stupidity,sabotage statement of Ralph Uwazuruike that IPOB, MASSOB introduced violence in Biafra struggle.

“Uwazuruike is a drowning man who is living on yesterday shadow. Uwazuruike has lost his grip on Biafra issues because of his deviation,compromise,open romance with Nigeria Government which has grossly affected his personality. We warn Uwazuruike and his brainwashed group to stop dragging MASSOB,IPOB into a shameless,naked dance of visionless, missionless,blind existence.”


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Nnamdi Kanu: British Consular Officials To Visit Detained Biafran Leader In Abuja

A Conservative minister has said that British consular officials will visit controversial Radio Biafra director Nnamdi Kanu, whose arrest in October has led to protests in London and Nigeria, after a question from the joint Nigerian-British activist’s constituency MP, Harriet Harman.


James Duddridge, Minister for Africa and the Caribbean, confirmed that Kanu, who is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) had been visited in Nigeria by members of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office but that he did not ask for British consular assistance.


Duddridge said in his letter: “Kanu is a dual Nigerian/British national. In cases involving dual nationals in their country of other nationality we do not usually provide consular assistance unless we judge an individual to be particular vulnerable.


“Following concerns raised by friends of Mr. Kanu to the Foreign and Commonwealth office, including about his well-being and ongoing medical condition, we judged it appropriate in this instance to offer assistance.


“The Nigerian Authorities granted access to our consular team to visit Mr Kanu on 3 November 2015 where he is being detained in Abuja. Mr Kanu has confirmed to us that he has access to a lawyer and that he does not require the British government to make any further representations to the Nigerian Authorities on his behalf. We do, however, intend to make a further consular visit to check on his well-being.”
Kanu was arrested by the Nigeria state service (DSS) on charges of criminal conspiracy, intimidation and belonging to an unlawful society. He pleaded not guilty. Ipob and other pro-Biafran movements call for the independence of territories that constituted the Biafran Republic, established in 1967 and re-annexed by Nigeria in 1970, following a civil war that claimed between one and three million lives.
On 23 November, Kanu attended a hearing at the Abuja Magistrates Court and his trial was adjourned to 1 December. Kanu’s lawyer, Vincent Obetta, said the DSS had been authorised by the court to further detain his client to “conclude what they said was an investigation of terrorism and terrorism financing”.


Kanu’s arrests sparked protests in Nigeria and other countries with pro-Biafrans demanding the immediate release of their leader.


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S’East Traders Disown Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu

Traders from the South-East geo-political zone have disowned the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu and his cohorts in the pro-Biafran agitation.


The traders under the auspices of ‘South East Markets Amalgamated Traders Association, in a statement made available to journalists in Awka on Tuesday, said traders in the area had nothing to do with the Movement for the Actualisation of Biafra and the Indigenous People of Biafra, headed by Kanu.

The IPOB is a splinter group from MASSOB.


The traders’ statement was signed by their President and the Secretary, Okwudili Ezenwankwo and Temple Udeh respectively.


They said that their position on the issue had become necessary because of frequent calls by the secessionist groups for closure of markets in the area, stressing that the public could be deceived by such calls into believing that traders were involved in the lawless struggle.


The statement read, “We are constrained to react to the continuous calls for close of businesses in the zone in protest and solidarity for Biafra.


“Traders in the South-East wish to dissociate ourselves from MASSOB and IPOB. We have nothing to do whatsoever with these lawless groups.

“The difficulties and hardship, which traders and residents in general suffer during these protests, had made the traders to react to the situation and the development and make its position very clear and unambiguous.

“The invasion of markets and other business outfits and the destruction of property of individuals like shops and vehicles in the name of pro-Biafra protest is not only condemnable but unacceptable.

“We are yet to understand the wisdom in the protest where the properties and other valuables and belongings of the Igbo are either vandalised or destroyed by fellow Igbo in the name of Pro-Biafra protest.

“The hardship, which the Igbo that relocated from the North-East in the wake of Boko Haram insurgency are passing through, is still staring every right thinking Igbo man in the face, yet the Pro-Biafra groups are calling other Igbo doing their businesses in other parts of Nigeria to relocate to the South-East. This doesn’t make any sense.

“No particular zone in this country is an island and none can successfully develop without inter-relationship with the others.

“Times are hard and the traders condemn, in strong terms, any action, by any group or individual, that will further aggravate the already very difficult times experienced by traders in this area.

“The traders are totally not in support of any protest that will further adversely affect the people of the South-East.

“We want to state clearly that traders in the South East are solidly in support of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.”


The statement stressed that “traders in the zone shall not support any action that will aggravate the hardship already being experienced by Nigerians”.


They appealed to the President to address the issue of dilapidated federal infrastructure in the South East, particularly the federal roads in the zone, which they described as death traps.


They listed the bad roads in the zone to include the Enugu Onitsha Expressway, Enugu¬Abakaliki Expressway, Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, Aba-Owerri Road and Owerri-Port Harcourt Road.


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DSS Gets Court Order To Detain Nnamdi Kanu

Department of State Services, DSS, has secured an order of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to detain leader of Biafran agitators, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, for another 90 days.

The 90 days grace granted the security outfit was to enable investigation into the allegation of acts and financing of terrorism leveled against the Biafran leader by the Federal Government.

Counsel to DSS, Mr. Moses Idakwo, at the resumption of trial of Kanu yesterday in Abuja, drew the attention of Chief Magistrate Shuaib Usman to the Federal High Court order of Justice Adeniyi Ademola granting further detention of Kanu for another 90 days.

Idakwo therefore, asked the Magistrate’s Court to step down from the trial on the ground that the court lacked power to prosecute terrorism charges.

The Biafran leader was, however, produced in court in compliance with last week’s order of the Magistrate Court, but with heavy security escort.

Counsel to the accused, Mr. Vincent Egechukwu Obeta, objected vehemently to the order of the court and the application that the Magistrate’s Court steps down from Kanu’s trial.

DSS Seeks Withdrawal Of Case Against Nnamdi Kanu

The Department of State Service (DSS), has filed an application before a Magistrate Court sitting in Abuja seeking to withdraw the case of criminal conspiracy and criminal intimidation preferred against the leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

At the resumed hearing of the case on Monday, the prosecutor told the court that the DSS had uncovered fresh facts against the accused person who is also being tried for unlawfully belonging to an illegal society.

He added that the ?facts against the accused person requires further investigation.

Lawyer to the accused person, however, opposed the application on the ground that the State Service had refused to comply with the order of the court granting the accused person bail since October 19, 2015.

He further prayed the court to order the DSS to transfer the accused person to prison custody for easy access by his lawyers.

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SSS Seeks Transfer Of Nnamdi Kanu’s Case To Higher Court

The State Security Service on Monday asked an Abuja magistrate court to discontinue its case against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

Mr. Kanu was arraigned for criminal conspiracy, engaging in unlawful society and criminal intimidation, which violate Section 97, 97B and 397 of the penal code.

The presiding magistrate, Usman Shuaibu, had issued an order for the bail of Mr. Kanu on the condition of presenting a surety of Grade Level 16 with a landed property in Garki or Wuse areas worth N20 million.

On resumption today, the prosecution counsel, Moses Idakwo, told the court the accused person was yet to fully meet the requirement for his bail.

He explained that the reason for Mr. Kanu’s continued detention in the custody of the SSS was his inability to fully meet the requirement for bail.

He told the court that although the service had confirmed the office of the surety presented by the accused, the location of the surety’s plot was yet to be ascertained.

Counsel to the defense, Vincent Obete, however informed the court about the affidavit before it, noting that the prosecution refused taking the necessary step to confirm the location of the surety’s plot of land.

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Nnamdi Kanu Finally Appears In Court

The leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Mr Nnamdi Kanu, today arrived the Abuja Chief Magistrate Court to answer criminal charges brought against him by the Federal Government.
The court had ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to produce Mr. Kanu unfailingly before it on Monday.
Kanu had earlier failed to appear in court as the prosecution counsel, Mr Moses Idakwo, told the court that the IPOB leader was not brought to court because of an application challenging the jurisdiction of the court to continue the trial, which was already slated for hearing.
Following the absence of the accused person, Magistrate Shuaibu Usman ordered the DSS to produce him on November 23, to enable him identify his legal team.
Mr Nnamdi Kanu is standing trial for alleged criminal conspiracy, managing and belonging to an unlawful society and criminal intimidation contrary to sections 97 and 397 of the penal code.
Kanu was arrested on October 18 by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on his arrival from the United Kingdom.


Reports from an eye-witness, Edith Otubo who took to Facebook said: “Though he now looks thin and somehow unkempt because he hasn’t had a hair cut.
“But I can assure you that everything including everyone is on high tempo but calm, considering the fact that after much rumours and speculations that our director is dead.
“The mantle carrier finally appears on a sky blue packet shirt full of smiles. Innocent Uchenna reporting live from the city of Wuse Zone 2 magistrate court Abuja. Now the court is in session.”


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Biafra Supporters In India Threaten To Shut Down Nigerian Embassy Over The Detention of Nnamdi Kanu

Some pro-Biafra activists under the aegis of Indigenous People of Biafra have threatened to destroy the Nigerian embassy in India over the detention of the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

The activist, who wore vests bearing the insignia of Biafra, staged a protest at the Nigerian High Commission building in New Delhi to demand the release of Kanu.

In a five minute Facebook video, the activist, among other demands, said if Kanu was not released within the next 24 hours, they would destroy the embassy.

The protesters, who chanted a Biafra solidarity song, “Biafra save my bullet when I die,” said not even the Indian police would stop them if Kanu was not released.

One of the activists said, “Today we are all over the world and we are making it very clear. We know your families all over the world. If Nnamdi Kanu is not released within 24 hours, we will bring down this building. Kanu has not done anything wrong, he is a prisoner of conscience kidnapped by the operatives of the Department of State Services. But we are warning that if they fail to release him, we will break down this embassy. Go and call all the police in India, they cannot stop us. We don’t joke about our leader. We are not afraid of jail.”

Another member of the group said, “We don’t mince word. There should not be a clause to his release. After all, this embassy was built with our money. No matter the number of Indian police they put here, we will bring this building down. We are ready to die. We are dead already so we are not afraid of death.”

An unidentified man at the embassy said he would convey their demands to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Source-  Punch