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Speed Darlington condemns IPOB’s sit-at-home order in the Southeast
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Speed Darlington condemns IPOB’s sit-at-home order in the Southeast

Singer, Speed Darlington, has condemned the constant sit-at-home order issued by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB. The secessionist group had on Thursday October 21, directed residents of the South east to sit at home as the leader of its group, Nnamdi Kanu, was to be arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja, The sit-at-home order was complied with in all states in the South east Reacting to this development, Speed Darlington said it is a wrong move as the economy of Nigeria is already in shambles. ''Nigeria's economy is bad. When you do sit-at-home it makes the economy even worse. Monday, sit-at-home.Today Sit-At-Home. In two days it would be a Sunday...another shop closing making it three times within seven days. one dollar eequals N530...
British Envoy present in Abuja court for Nnamdi Kanu’s trial
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British Envoy present in Abuja court for Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

A British envoy in Nigeria has arrived at the federal high court in Abuja for the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The UK representative arrived in a white Toyota Highlander. Kanu, who holds British citizenship, was arrested in June and brought to Nigeria to face trial for treasonable felony. He had fled to the UK in 2017 after he jumped bail. Tariq Ahmad, junior minister at Britain’s foreign office, had said the UK asked Nigeria to explain how Kanu was arrested. The IPOB leader is to be re-arraigned today on a seven-count charge as against the five counts he was previously answering to, bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, a former Governor of Anambra ...
FG must produce Nnamdi Kanu in court –Ohanaeze Ndigbo
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FG must produce Nnamdi Kanu in court –Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on the Federal Government to produce the detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, in court on Thursday, October 21. According to the group, dialogue was the best solution to ending the crisis and youth restiveness in the South East . Its National Publicity Secretary, Alex Ogbonnia, in a statement, said Kanu’s appearance in court was necessary to prove to the global community that a shady judicial process is not contemplated while he is on trial. “Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that our son, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is produced in court on Thursday, October 21, 2021. “Ohanaeze Ndigbo stands on a firm wicket to proclaim that the agitation and youth restiveness in the South East of...
Anambra election will hold despite IPOB threats – Anambra Lawyers
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Anambra election will hold despite IPOB threats – Anambra Lawyers

Anambra State Indigenes Lawyers Forum(ASILF), has spoken against the alleged threat by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) to disrupt the November 6 governorship election in the state. Speaking at an emergency press conference on the state of affairs in the state, on Sunday, October 10, the president of the group, Joe Nwokedi said that there must be election in Anambra State and a peaceful one at that. According to him, IPOB must not disrupt the election, adding that doing that would even work against them. Nwokedi said that IPOB should be aware that they will be seen negatively by the international community if they disrupt elections and that might warrant declaring them a terrorist organisation. Additionally, the publicity secretary of the group, Anene Nwadukwe, express...
IPOB bans rearing and consumption of ‘Fulani’ cattle in South-East
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IPOB bans rearing and consumption of ‘Fulani’ cattle in South-East

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has banned rearing and consumption of 'Fulani' cattle in Igboland. Mazi Chika Edoziem, Head of IPOB's Directorate of State stated that the “ban takes complete effect six months from 08/10/2021.” Edoziem said from April 8, 2022, only the local breed would “be consumed and used for all ceremonies in Biafraland.” The statement read; “8th April 2022 is the date. From that date, no more Fulani Cow shall be allowed into Biafraland for any reason, not for burials, title taking, weddings etc. “Only Efi Igbo (Local Cow) shall be consumed and used for all ceremonies in Biafraland. He claimed that the decision was taken following constant attacks on Igbos by suspected Fulani herdsmen, resulting in killing and raping of South-East women and othe...
Video corroborates Actor Chinwetalu Agu’s claim of sharing bread before he was arrested by soldiers at Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra state (video)
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Video corroborates Actor Chinwetalu Agu’s claim of sharing bread before he was arrested by soldiers at Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra state (video)

A video shared online has corroborated actor Chinwetalu Agu's claim of sharing bread before he was arrested by soldiers at Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra state on October 7. Recall that the veteran actor who spoke at the army division he was taken to, revealed that he was sharing bread and was not campaigning or asking people to join IPOB or ESN when he was arrested. He has also said his outfit was a civil outfit and not a Biafran regalia. It was also reported that after Chinwetalu Agu was released by the Nigerian army, he was re-arrested by the Department of State Services. Watch the video below............
Release Chiwetalu Agu, Igboho, and Nnamdi Kanu immediately” Actor Emeka Ike tells the Nigerian government
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Release Chiwetalu Agu, Igboho, and Nnamdi Kanu immediately” Actor Emeka Ike tells the Nigerian government

Actor/politician, Emeka Ike has called on the Nigerian government to release Chiwetalu Agu,  Sunday Igboho, Nnamdi Kanu and other "victims of conscience". He accused the government of tyranny and suggested dialogue instead. He then added that the world is watching and history never forgets. This comes after actor Chiwetalu Agu was arrested for wearing an outfit made with the Biafran flag. The Nigerian Army picked him up in Onitsha and claimed he was soliciting support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra,  IPOB. See video shared by Emeka Ike as he called for Agu's release below.
What sort of embarrassment is this, he is not the cause of your problem – Destiny Etiko reacts to video of Chinwetalu Agu sitting on floor and explaining himself to soldiers after being arrested
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What sort of embarrassment is this, he is not the cause of your problem – Destiny Etiko reacts to video of Chinwetalu Agu sitting on floor and explaining himself to soldiers after being arrested

Actress Destiny Etiko has reacted to a video of veteran actor Chinwetalu Agu sitting on floor and explaining himself to soldiers, after being arrested at Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra state yesterday October 7. Chinwetalu Agu in the video stated that what he was wearing is a civil dress and not a Biafran regalia. He also said he was sharing bread and was not campaigning for proscribed IPOB or ESN when he was arrested, before being led into one of the offices at the army division. Etiko who reacted to the video, queried the embarassment the veteran actor is being subjected to. Calling for Chinwetalu Agu to be freed, she also maintained that he is not the cause of the problem witnessed in the country. She wrote; WHAT SORT OF EMBARRASSMENT IS NA THIS FREE CHINWETALU AGU N...
“I don’t know why he put on Biafra regalia” – Actors Guild president, Emeka Rollas reacts to arrest of Chiwetalu Agu
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“I don’t know why he put on Biafra regalia” – Actors Guild president, Emeka Rollas reacts to arrest of Chiwetalu Agu

The President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, has reacted to the arrest of veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu by the Nigerian Army on Thursday, October 7. Chiwetalu Agu was arrested by the Nigerian Army at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, Anambra state for putting on Biafra regalia, though the Nigerian army alleged that he was soliciting support for the proscribed IPOB. He was reportedly taken to 82 Division Enugu with the Army saying his regalia was an act of incitement towards a proscribed group. Emeka Rollas, president of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), has now reacted to his arrest, knocking the actor for wearing the Biafra insignia especially given the security situation in the South East. He said that the Guild is doing everything possible to ensure Chiwetalu Agu ...
Insecurity in Southeast: Governors, FG officials may be responsible not IPOB – HURIWA alleges
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Insecurity in Southeast: Governors, FG officials may be responsible not IPOB – HURIWA alleges

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has said some governors and Federal Government’s officials may be responsible for the insecurity across the Southeast. HURIWA alleged that governors and Federal Government officials behind the killings are trying to undermine the agitation of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in the Southeast. The rights group made the remark while urging the Nigerian Army to respect human rights in the Southeast. HURIWA asked the Nigerian Army to investigate the killings in the Southeast because some officials of the Federal Government may be responsible for insecurity in the Southeast. In a statement by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, HURIWA said the Nigerian Army must work with the mindset that members of IPOB may not...
IPOB is responsible for the bloodshed in the South East – Joe Igbokwe
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IPOB is responsible for the bloodshed in the South East – Joe Igbokwe

Joe Igbokwe, an APC chieftain and Special Adviser to Lagos state governor on Drainage and Water Resources, has said that members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, are responsible for the bloodshed in the South East. The region has in recent times witnessed many killings. Reacting to an interview Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe had where he stated that no one knows those behind the killings in the South East, Igbokwe via his Facebook page wrote; ''SENATOR ABARIBE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT IAM FROM SOUTH EAST AND IAM ALSO A CRITICAL STAKEHOLDER IN THE REGION AND NIGERIA. YOU KNOW IT AND I KNOW IT ALSO THAT IPOB IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BLOODSHED IN THE SOUTH EAST. THIS IS THE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH. LET US FOR ONCE FEAR GOD AND SPEAK THE TRUTH SO AS TO PUT THE ENEMI...
Nnamdi Kanu, Igboho should be decisively dealt with – Arewa youths back Buhari
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Nnamdi Kanu, Igboho should be decisively dealt with – Arewa youths back Buhari

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, has said those agitating for Nigeria’s disintegration should be decisively dealt with. Yerima Shettima, National President of the AYCF, made the remark while backing President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to deal with agitators like Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and Sunday Igboho. Buhari had issued the threat during his speech to mark Nigeria’s 61st Independence Day anniversary. The President had vowed to go after violent agitators like Kanu and Igboho, who threaten the cooperate existence of Nigeria. However, speaking exclusively with DAILY POST, Shettima said those whose agitations are endangering the lives of Nigerians should be dealt with in line with Buhari’s directive. He described Kanu as a blind...
IPOB identifies agents Uzodinma allegedly uses to perpetrate killings in Imo, southeast
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IPOB identifies agents Uzodinma allegedly uses to perpetrate killings in Imo, southeast

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Friday revealed the identities of those allegedly behind the killings in Imo, Anambra, and the southeast generally. IPOB alleged that the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, and his accomplices created a fake Eastern Security Network, ESN, who are eliminating his political opponent in the southeast. The group disclosed this in a statement signed by Emma Powerful, its spokesman. According to Powerful: “Worried by the increasing rate of senseless killings in Biafra land especially Anambra and Imo States, the intelligence unit of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been intensifying efforts towards uncovering the masterminds of these heinous crimes. “These efforts have paid off as the unit has been able to track some of the people b...
Sit-at-home: Hoodlums Set Vehicle conveying food items ablaze in Enugu
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Sit-at-home: Hoodlums Set Vehicle conveying food items ablaze in Enugu

Suspected hoodlums have set ablaze a vehicle conveying food items in Enugu State on Monday, September 27. The vehicle was set on fire during the sit-at-home declared by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The vehicle conveying tomatoes, vegetables and other food items was burnt at Edem junction, Ibeagwa in Enugu East Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that the vehicle was returning from the Ugwogo end of the Opi-Enugu by-pass when it was attacked. Sympathisers were said to have put a call to the State Fire Service, who eventually contained the inferno. A sympathiser said;  “It’s a fairly huge loss which ought not to have occurred had our people reasoned very well before embarking on retrogressive actions such as this one.” M...
IPOB orders sit-at-home on October 1, removal of all Nigerian flags from southeast
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IPOB orders sit-at-home on October 1, removal of all Nigerian flags from southeast

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has declared a sit-at-home across the Southeast on October 1. IPOB said the October 1 sit-at-home is to show its rejection of Nigeria and all the country stands for. In a statement by its spokesman on Saturday, Emma Powerful, the group also declared the commencement of “operation no Nigerian flag begins in Biafra land from October 1st.” Powerful said the sit-at-home order was declared to celebrate Ambazonia Independence Anniversary. The statement reads partly: “IPOB has declared 1st of October 2021 total shutdown in Biafra land as a sign of our rejection of the evil construct called Nigeria and there shall be no movement in Biafra land on this day. “Also, IPOB has declared from today 25th September 2021 that all Nigerian flag mounted an...
There’ll be one-month lockdown in south-east if FG fails to bring Kanu to court – IPOB
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There’ll be one-month lockdown in south-east if FG fails to bring Kanu to court – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has threatened to impose a one-month lockdown in South-East region of the country, if the federal government fails to bring its leader, Nnamdi Kanu to court on October 21. Recall that the IPOB leader's trial was adjourned by Justice Binta Nyako on July 26 after the federal government failed to produce him in court. In a statement by IPOB's spokesperson, Emma Powerful, the proscribed group alleged that the federal government of Nigeria has perfected plans not to bring Nnamdi Kanu to court on the scheduled date. Stating that the alleged plan to "perpetually keep him behind bars without trial to see if they can demoralise him and Biafrans" won't work, IPOB said it will impose a one month lockdown in South-East to make the federal government ...
Killings in southeast: IPOB sit-at-home, structure hijacked by criminals – Umahi
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Killings in southeast: IPOB sit-at-home, structure hijacked by criminals – Umahi

Chairman of the South East Governors Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi on Tuesday said that the structure, sit-at-home order declared by the leadership of the Indigenous  People of Biafra, IPOB, have been hijacked by criminals. Umahi made this known while addressing the South East Council of Traditional Rulers during a meeting that took place at the Christian Ecumenical Centre Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital. The governor blamed the IPOB leadership for allowing cultists and other hoodlums to hijack their sit-at-home order and resulted in killings of innocent citizens of the region. According to him: “Traditional institution is very important and it’s the bedrock of Ndigbo, that’s why I’m overwhelmed with the unity and the love, oneness existing amongst the traditional r...
Traders beat suspected IPOB member enforcing sit-at-home order to death in Imo
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Traders beat suspected IPOB member enforcing sit-at-home order to death in Imo

The police in Imo on Monday confirmed the death of an escapee of Imo Correctional Centre Owerri and a member of the proscribed IPOB/ESN group in the state. The police spokesperson, CSP Michael Abattam, confirmed the incident to journalists in Owerri, Imo State. Mr. Abattam said that the incident occurred on Monday at about 0745hrs, while residents of Umuagbavo Oru Ahiara in Ahiazu Mbaise LGA of Imo State, came out of their houses for their daily business activities. According to police, “One Obinwanne Iwu, 34, a native Ahiara in Ahiazu Mbaise LGA of Imo State, came to the market with members of his gang attacking, looting opened shops and forcing people to lock up their shops and preventing them from doing their legitimate businesses.” “Many shops were opened and people wer...
ESN: How Ohanaeze, politicians betrayed Igbo youths – IPOB
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ESN: How Ohanaeze, politicians betrayed Igbo youths – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has cautioned security agents in the Southeast to stop “genocidal killings” of Igbo youths after tagging them operatives of the Eastern Security Network, ESN. IPOB claimed several Igbo youths have been killed by security agents due to the quest by political leaders and Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s quest for “political glory.” In a statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful on Monday, IPOB accused Ohanaeze and Igbo political leaders of betraying the Southeast. According to Powerful: “Following the incessant kidnappings, harassment, arrests, and indiscriminate killings of Biafrans in the recent times, we the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our liberator and indefatigable leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to warn Fulani-dominated Nigeria securit...
Group accuses PDP, Abuja politicians of sponsoring crises in lmo
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Group accuses PDP, Abuja politicians of sponsoring crises in lmo

GoA group, Global Association of Concerned Imo Youths, GACIY, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and some politicians living in Abuja of sponsoring cult boys disguising as Eastern Security Network, ESN agents against Imolites to promote lies against the person of Governor Hope Uzodimma. The group said some of these politicians live in Abuja from where they carry out their nefarious and dastardly actions against Imolites. Sir Collins Ughalaa ,the Convener of the Global Association of Concerned Imo Youths made this accusation in Owerri on Thursday while beefing DAILY POST. GACIY said today, evidence suggests politicians are cloning the ESN and God knows what else. “By using cult boys disguised as ESN agents, the sponsors project the narrative that violent separatism i...
Gbajabiamila denies comparing IPOB, Yoruba Nation agitators with Boko Haram, ISWAP
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Gbajabiamila denies comparing IPOB, Yoruba Nation agitators with Boko Haram, ISWAP

House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, has denied comparing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Yoruba Nation agitators to Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP). The representative of the Surulere area of Lagos is under fire for his comments at Wednesday’s plenary. A statement Wednesday night by his spokesman, Lanre Fasasi insisted there was no mention of any group during Gbaja’s address. He noted that the Speaker condemned miscreants and criminals for taking advantage of the separatist agitations to carry out unscrupulous acts. Fasasi said his principal expressed concern about emerging threats that present the clear and present danger. He quoted Gbajabiamila as saying: “In the South of Nigeria, East and West, miscreants and cri...
IPOB/ESN Commander Killed in Imo, 16 IEDs Recovered
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IPOB/ESN Commander Killed in Imo, 16 IEDs Recovered

The police in Imo state has killed a commander in the IPOB security outfit, Eastern Security Network, and two others during a gunbattle in Orlu local government area of Imo state. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Michael Abattam, said the police received technical intelligence that members of the proscribed IPOB/ ESN members were sighted in an isolated uncompleted building situated in a valley in Amaifeke in Orlu LGA of Imo State, planning to resume terror attacks on police formations and government installations in the state. Abattam stated that on September 11, the command's tactical teams mobilized and stormed the hideout out of the group located in an uncompleted building in a valley at Essential Home popularly known as " NGBUKA" in Am...
Buhari’s Imo visit: IPOB sit-at-home order’ll record 98 percent success – Adeyanju
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Buhari’s Imo visit: IPOB sit-at-home order’ll record 98 percent success – Adeyanju

Deji Adeyanju, socio-political activist, has predicted the outcome of the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in Imo State. Adeyanju said the sit-at-home order to protest President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Imo State would record 98 percent success. The rights activist pointed out that business activists would be grounded in Imo State as a result of the order. In a tweet, the convener of Concerned Nigerians, said there is a general consensus to comply with the order. He, however, disclosed that the All Progressives Congress, APC, governors would bring crowd to the state during the president’s visit. According to Adeyanju: “Just watch, IPOB Sit-At-Home order will be almost 98% successful. Banks, offices, commercial activities, etc will be g...
IPOB sit-at-home: Ebonyi Gov. Umahi threatens workers who do not show up at work
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IPOB sit-at-home: Ebonyi Gov. Umahi threatens workers who do not show up at work

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has warned that any civil servant who doesn't come to work on Monday, August 30, will be fired. Residents in the South East have continued to observe the IPOB sit-at-home order every Monday to protest the arrest of leader of the proscribed group, Nnamdi Kanu, despite the group's suspension of the order. Speaking at an All Progressives Congress stakeholders meeting, in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, on Sunday, Umahi threatened that in addition to sacking workers who do not show up to work today, they will not be paid. He also added that traders who do not open their places of business today risk losing their shops to the government.
What Buhari has done to bandits is worse than declaring them terrorists – Garba Shehu
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What Buhari has done to bandits is worse than declaring them terrorists – Garba Shehu

Presidential aide, Garba Shehu has dismissed claims of preferential treatment in the handling of matters concerning bandits and other people posing threats to the nation’s stability in the Northern region of the country. Shehu who was asked in interview with BBC Pidgin on Saturday August 28, why the Federal Government had not declared bandits and criminal herdsmen, "terrorists" or outlawed them just as it proscribed IPOB, alleged that what the Buhari-led administration has done to bandits is worse than declaring them terrorists. He said that while there is a subsisting order by the President to shoot any bandit on sight, there is no such order against the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Shehu said; “What the Buhari administration has done to the arms-wielding b...
Head of IPOB/ESN group killed by police during raid in Imo state
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Head of IPOB/ESN group killed by police during raid in Imo state

A number of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) members were killed in a clash with the police during a raid on their camp located at Akata in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State on Friday, August 27. The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Hussaini, confirmed this to newsmen in Owerri. He said that credible information by the Imo Command’s intelligence unit revealed that a group suspected to be IPOB/ESN members were seen mobilising to attack police formations and government installations from their camp located at Akata in Oru East LGA of Imo State. It was learnt that the Commissioner of Police, Hussaini Rabiu, immediately dispatched the command’s Special Forces and tactical teams led by the officer-in-charge of Operation Restore Pe...
Lady accused of being an IPOB Informant granted Bail by court
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Lady accused of being an IPOB Informant granted Bail by court

Gloria Okolie, the lady who is being accused of acting as an informant for members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was on Friday August 27, granted bail by an Abuja high court. The 22-year-old was arrested in Imo state by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) on June 17 for allegedly being friends with a suspected member of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), before being transferred to Abuja. After her arrest and continous detention led to an outcry, the police released a statement saying she was arrested for allegedly being a member of IPOB and for working with one Benjamin Uzoma Emojiri to attack officers and stations in Imo. The statement read;   “Police Investigations revealed that Gloria O...
You have to step up the fight against IPOB – IGP charges Delta state police officers
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You have to step up the fight against IPOB – IGP charges Delta state police officers

The Inspector-General of Police,  Usman Alkali, has urged police officers in Delta state to step up the fight against the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Alkali, speaking on Monday, August 23, in Asaba during his visit to the state police, said the socio-cultural complexity of Delta made it prone to crime. "In fighting crime, you may be trying your best, but your best is not good enough because anything that happens in Anambra will affect Delta, especially Asaba. "You have to step up the fight, that is why you must prepare to deal with any criminality, especially the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). "Brace up to the challenge posed by IPOB because it is a proscribed organisation and you have to treat them as such," he said. The IGP assured the state com...
IPOB: Sit-at-home Order in Southeast is Evil – Governor Umahi
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IPOB: Sit-at-home Order in Southeast is Evil – Governor Umahi

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state has said that the Sit-At-Home order given by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is evil as the group does not care about the interest of the Southeast. The governor who spoke to newsmen in Abakaliki, said this while reacting to the decision of residents of the region to enforce the order on Monday, August 16, despite the suspension by IPOB leaders. The leaders of the secessionist group initially called for the sit-at-home to protest the arrest and detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The group however called off the suspension to enable students to take their ongoing examination. Despite the suspension, economic activities in the region were halted on Monday, August 16, as banks, market, and other places were deserted. Umahi while react...
Sit-at-home order Recorded 100 Percent Success – IPOB boasts
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Sit-at-home order Recorded 100 Percent Success – IPOB boasts

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has declared that the sit-at-home order organized in protest of Nnamdi Kanu's continued detention by the DSS recorded 100 percent compliance throughout the Southeast. According to IPOB, the sit-at-home order carried out Monday, August 9, is an indication that the group is intact, has no issue and is ready to go into the next phase of actions to ensure Kanu's release. In a statement by IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, he urged the people of the Southeast to remain resolute in their push for Biafra. The statement reads: “We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our prophet and liberator, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, are delighted to note that this ghost town and sit-at-home order issued by IPOB leadership was 100% succe...
Abakaliki Shutdown as residents obey IPOB-sit-at-home order
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Abakaliki Shutdown as residents obey IPOB-sit-at-home order

Abakaliki, the capital city of Ebonyi State, is currently on lockdown as residents of the state complied with the sit-at-home directive of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB. The group last week gave the directive to protest the continuous detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. See more photos of the city currently deserted below
IPOB Suspends August 9 sit-at-home Order
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IPOB Suspends August 9 sit-at-home Order

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it has suspended the sit-at-home-order across the SouthEast that was earlier scheduled for Monday, August 9. According to The Sun, a statement released by the younger brother of IPOB leader, Kanunta Kanu, said the suspension was due to the ongoing National Examination Council (NECO) Exam for junior secondary schools which recently began. The statement added that having realized the academic deprivation the already marginalized ''Biafra'' students who entered for this year’s NECO would suffer, the leader of the group decided to suspend the sit-at-home order to a later date to allow the students take their exams.   “IPOB has listened to pleas from well-meaning individuals and groups within and outside Biafra land that we consider...
IPOB’s sit-at-home : Absentee workers will forfeit August Salary- Anambra state govt threatens workers
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IPOB’s sit-at-home : Absentee workers will forfeit August Salary- Anambra state govt threatens workers

The Anambra state government has threatened to withhold the August salary of any of its workers who fail to show up at work on Monday, August 9 because of the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. This was contained in a circular to the heads of all the Ministries and parastatals by the Head of Service HOS, Harry Uduh. The circular directed all Commissioners and Permanent Secretaries to monitor compliance in the State and report back ''The Government of Anambra State has directed that all workers in the State must attend to their duties on Monday 9th August 2021 as failure to do so will result in severe sanctions including loss of Salary for the month of August. All Hon. Commissioners and Permanent Secretaries are to monitor and report compliance ple...
We’re not going to stop – Israelis arrested in Nigeria and accused of supporting IPOB Speak after 3 weeks in Detention
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We’re not going to stop – Israelis arrested in Nigeria and accused of supporting IPOB Speak after 3 weeks in Detention

Rudy Rochman, David Benaym, and Noam Leibman, the three Israelis arrested in Nigeria and detained for 3 weeks by the DSS over allegations they are supporting IPOB, have granted an interview after their release. Rudy Rochman, who is a Zionist activist, and David Nenaym, a French-Israeli journalist, were arrested alongside filmmaker Noam Leibman in a Synagogue in Ogidi village, Anambra State, where they went to shoot a documentary titled, We Were Never Lost . Following their arrest, they were taken to Abuja where they were interrogated and detained for 3 weeks before being allowed to return to Israel. Back home in Tel Aviv, Israel, they granted an interview immediately upon arrival. They said they were happy to be freed after 3 weeks in detention but they will not stop tellin...
Igbo Youths beg IPOB to Suspend Planned Lockdown
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Igbo Youths beg IPOB to Suspend Planned Lockdown

A socio-political Igbo youth group in the South East, Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL), has appealed to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to cease its planned lockdown billed for next week Monday, August 9, in the region in the interest of Ndigbo and the country. IPOB announced last week it planned a shutdown in protest over the continued detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu by the Department of State Services (DSS). However, COSEYL has stated that youths in the region face economic challenges so an economic shutdown doesn't favour anyone . A statement by COSEYL President General Goodluck Ibem on Tuesday, August 3, said ; ‘COSEYL urges the group to, in the interest of the Southeast region, review its latest policy directive given the current...
Police arrest IPOB/ ESN members who Attacked Police Stations in Imo
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Police arrest IPOB/ ESN members who Attacked Police Stations in Imo

The Imo state police command has arrested IPOB and Eastern Security Network members who allegedly masterminded and carried out the attack on the Omuma Police station and Njaba Police Station respectively last week. According to the police, the bandits stormed the police stations on two different occasions, During the gunbattle, a Divisional Police Officer was killed while one of the bandits, Emmanuel Nnaji 'M' age 15 years, a native of Awala in Ideato South LGA of Imo State, was arrested with bullet wounds. A statement released today August 2 by CSP Michael Abattam, spokesperson of the state police command, says on interrogation by the command's tactical teams, ''the arrested suspect gave a vivid description of a Hotel located in Orlu as were they, the bandits stayed, planned bef...
‘It will cause more suffering’- Ohanaeze Worldwide kicks against IPOB’s sit-at-home order
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‘It will cause more suffering’- Ohanaeze Worldwide kicks against IPOB’s sit-at-home order

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, a socio-cultural association, has kicked against the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB to protest the arrest and detention of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu was arrested in Kenya on June 27 and extradited to Nigeria on June 29 and has been in DSS custody since then. IPOB in a statement released few days ago, announced that it will enforce a lockdown every Monday in the South-east until Kanu is released. The group said the lockdown tagged ‘Ghost Monday’ will also affect schools and marketplaces. However in a statement released by its secretary-general, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide kicked against the sit-at-home order saying it will further worsen the economic woes of the region. “We are in support of any...
IPOB orders sit-at-home every Monday till Nnamdi Kanu regains freedom
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IPOB orders sit-at-home every Monday till Nnamdi Kanu regains freedom

IPOB orders sit-at-home every Monday till Nnamdi Kanu regains freedom The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced a total lockdown of social and economic activities every Monday starting from August 9 in the South-East region of the country. According to the group, the sit-at-home protest will be observed weekly to demand the freedom of its incarcerated leader, Nnamdi Kanu who has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) for a month. The separatist group made this disclosure in a statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, made available to SaharaReporters on Friday. In the statement titled, ‘IPOB Declares Indefinite Sit-At-Home Every Monday From August 9, 2021, Until Nnamdi Kanu Is Released’, the group referred to the planned weekly protest ‘ghost Mo...
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‘Biafra belongs to Ijaw, not Igbos’ – Asari Dokubo claims, as he reveals why he and Nnamdi Kanu don’t get along

Ex-militant and leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force (NDPSF), Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, has stated that Biafra "belongs to Ijaw" and does not belong to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. According to Dokubo, an Ijaw man, Frank Opigo, gave the name Biafra which was adopted by the Eastern region and was used in 1967 when the Republic of Biafra was declared. He said that no one can dismiss the fact that the geographical area known today as Biafra belonged to the Ijaws, Ibibios and Orons and not the Igbos. Speaking in an interview on Arise TV, He said: “Ijaw is Biafra. We’re the owners of the territorial area of Biafra with the Ibibios and Oron. In 1967, Eastern Ijaws were part of the Eastern Region and the Eastern consultative assemb...
IPOB Opens Up On Allegation That Drug Dealers Are Sponsoring Kanu
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IPOB Opens Up On Allegation That Drug Dealers Are Sponsoring Kanu

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has slammed a former aide to President Goodluck Jonathan, Reuben Abati over comments attributed to him that the group and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu is being sponsored by drug dealers. Emma Powerful, the spokesman of IPOB, said it was an insult for Abati to allegedly link the group to a drug dealer. In a statement he issued, Powerful said: “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been drawn to the stupid and fallacious assertion credited to Reuben Abati, that a certain drug peddler who was caught by security agents in Imo State was IPOB fund raiser.   “We have tried to ignore pockets of unwarranted attacks by Reuben Abati against IPOB and our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, but we will no longer tolerate these insults.” The seperat...
I will Stand Surety for Kanu again – Senator Abaribe
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I will Stand Surety for Kanu again – Senator Abaribe

Senate Minority Leader, EnyinayaAbaribe, has said given the opportunity, he will still stand as surety for the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu in court. Recall that Abaribe, Immanuel El-Shalom, a Jewish high priest, and Tochukwu Uchendu, a chartered accountant, stood surety for Kanu when he was granted bail on April 27th 2017 after spending over a year in detention. Kanu however went underground after the military invasion of his home in Abia state in September 2017. The courts revoked Kanu's bail and then threatened Abaribe with a jail term if he fails to produce Kanu. Kanu was however rearrested in Kenya on June 27 and extradited to Nigeria on June 29. Speaking in an interview with TVC on Wednesday, July 21, the Senator said he would not...
Stop linking me to re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu – Ngige warns IPOB
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Stop linking me to re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu – Ngige warns IPOB

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has warned the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) to stop linking him to the re-arrest of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.   Noting that IPOB and its spokesperson know him (Ngige) very well as a man who calls “a spade a spade” and has no room for “equivocation or speaking from both sides of the mouth” since his days as Governor in Anambra State, Ngige stated that he knows the bounds of his office and does not have the time to meddle into Foreign Affairs of Extradition and security matters that clearly fall within the mandate of the Nigerian Diplomatic Missions, national intelligence agencies.   The Minister reiterated that he is neither the Minister of Police Affairs, Justice, Foreign Affairs nor the National Security Advi...
‘I’ve undergone mental torture’ — Nnamdi Kanu says in legal documents as he seeks transfer from DSS custody
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‘I’ve undergone mental torture’ — Nnamdi Kanu says in legal documents as he seeks transfer from DSS custody

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has asked a federal high court in Abuja to transfer him from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) to Kuje prison facility. Kanu was arrested on June 25 and extradited to Nigeria to face trial for alleged treason. After his arrest, Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), said the IPOB leader was “intercepted through the collaborative efforts of Nigerian intelligence and security services”. Justice Binta Nyako, judge presiding over Kanu’s case, had ordered that he be remanded him in DSS’ custody, pending the continuation of his trial. But in an application filed on Wednesday, July 14, through his team of lawyers led by Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the IPOB leader complained th...
Rapper Zoro Calls for Release of Nnamdi Kanu
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Rapper Zoro Calls for Release of Nnamdi Kanu

Indigenous rapper, Zoro has called for the release of arrested leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. The rapper who noted that he has a lot to say, stated that he will like recipients of his message " to listen to their conscience only if it’s well fed".   Zoro wrote; There’s a lot I’d love to say , first is I’d love if you listen to your conscience only if it’s well fed shaa. #freemazinnamdikanu
IPOB Begs United Nations, African Union, Others To Intervene As Nnamdi Kanu’s Health Worsens In Detention
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IPOB Begs United Nations, African Union, Others To Intervene As Nnamdi Kanu’s Health Worsens In Detention

Accordingto a report by SaharaReporters, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called on the United Nations, the African Union, the European Union, and the Economic Community of West African States to defend its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS). According to a statement obtained by SaharaReporters on Wednesday, the group's spokesperson, Emma Powerful, the IPOB leader's health has deteriorated. It urged human rights organizations to rise in his defense. The secessionist group criticized the Nigerian government and operatives of the DSS, who have refused Kanu to have access to his medical doctors. "We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ably led by our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wishe...
Two soldiers reportedly killed during clash with ESN members in Enugu
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Two soldiers reportedly killed during clash with ESN members in Enugu

Two soldiers were killed during a clash with members of the  Eastern Security Network, the security arm of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, in Adani in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State. The suspected ESN members had stormed a checkpoint along Nsukka-Adani-Anambra Federal Highway in the early hours of Tuesday, July 13, and killed the military officers. Confirming the incident, the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said “Nigerian Army troops deployed to checkmate the activities of gunmen at Adani community of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, yesterday 13 July 2021, repelled Eastern Security Network gun attack on troops’ location at Iggah/Asaba checkpoint. Sadly, during the firefight that ensued, two ...
Simon Ekpa Not Nnamdi Kanu’s Successor – IPOB
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Simon Ekpa Not Nnamdi Kanu’s Successor – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has made some clarifications concerning the appointment of Simon Ekpa. Speaking on Monday, IPOB said nobody has been appointed to succeed its leader, Nnamdi Kanu in operating Radio Biafra. The group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful explained that Ekpa was appointed as one of Radio Biafra’s broadcasters. Kanu was reported to have appointed Ekpa as Radio Biafra’s interim leader but Powerful in a statement said Ekpa was appointed as a reporter on IPOB’s platform. He assured that Kanu will soon be free to continue his agitation. According to Powerful: “IPOB ably led by our indomitable leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to confirm the directive by our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, that Mazi Simon Ekpa, an illustrious son of Biafra be inc...
Nnamdi Kanu’s British passport still in Kenya – Brother cries out
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Nnamdi Kanu’s British passport still in Kenya – Brother cries out

  Kingsley Kanu, a brother to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has claimed the secessionist’s British passport is still in Kenya. Kingsley said he spoke with Nnamdi while he was in Kenya, before “he went missing.” He claims the IPOB leader was taking a walk when he was arrested and taken away without his documents. “I spoke to him on the phone, he was well, in Nairobi. His associates said he went out, he didn’t take his documents with him; so he wasn’t planning on going anywhere. Then, all of a sudden, we see him paraded in handcuffs in Abuja. “We are holding the Nigerian government and Kenyan government responsible. The British government, they know what is happening,” he told the UK Guardian Kingsley also said UK offic...
UK Parliament to Debate Nnamdi Kanu’s Repatriation to Nigeria
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UK Parliament to Debate Nnamdi Kanu’s Repatriation to Nigeria

The issues surrounding the repatriation of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) will be discussed by the United Kingdom parliament. The UK parliament in a schedule shared on its website, said it will discuss “the circumstances surrounding the transfer of Mr Kanu to Nigeria against his will” and the alleged role of the government of Kenya in the detention and alleged mistreatment of the IPOB leader. Lord Alton of Liverpool is expected to raise the issue at the House of Lords. It read; “To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the alleged role of the government of Kenya in the detention and alleged mistreatment of Nigerian activist Nnamadi Kanu, (2) the circumstances surrounding the transfer of Mr Kanu to Nigeria against his will, ...

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