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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 ...
You say Nnamdi Kanu and Igboho are your brothers and then you join Buhari’s party? – Reno Omokri reacts after Femi Fani-Kayode defected to APC
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You say Nnamdi Kanu and Igboho are your brothers and then you join Buhari’s party? – Reno Omokri reacts after Femi Fani-Kayode defected to APC

Reno Omokri has reacted to former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, defecting from PDP to APC after vowing he never would. Reno Omokri wrote on Instagram: "You say you are a friend of Sunday Igboho. You called him your brother. You called Nnamdi Kanu your “friend and brother” and one of the most courageous persons you know. You see what this demon in human flesh is doing to these freedom fighters, yet you do this? It makes me suspicious. How can these two people who were close to you and who confided in you, end up in Buhari’s trap and then you join his party? This looks like 30 pieces of silver! At this point, I would very much hate to be your friend and brother."
Sit-at-home: Suspected IPOB members set tricycle, passenger bus ablaze in Anambra
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Sit-at-home: Suspected IPOB members set tricycle, passenger bus ablaze in Anambra

Some persons, alleged to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have set ablaze a tricycle and a bus while enforcing the sit-at-home order by the group in commemoration of the invasion of the home of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, in Umuahia on September 14, 2021. The tricycle operator, who was attacked in Awka, Anambra State, on Tuesday morning along Arthur Eze Avenue, was said to have received machete cuts on his hand and leg, and dispossessed of his tricycle, which was then set ablaze. When DAILY POST visited the area, the tricycle was still at the spot of the incident, totally burnt down. In Nanka, Orumba North Local Government Area, also in Anambra, a town service bus, which was said to be conveying passengers from Awka to Ekwulobia, was also attacked by persons alleg...
2023: Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB’s actions affecting Igbos chances of producing Nigeria’s president – Ohanaeze
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2023: Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB’s actions affecting Igbos chances of producing Nigeria’s president – Ohanaeze

The Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has admitted that the agitations of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, would affect the chances of the Southeast producing a Nigerian president in 2023. Dimm Uche Okwukwu, Deputy President-General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, said Kanu’s directive that his followers should not participate in voters registration and destroy their Personal Voters Card, PVCs, would jeopardize the chance of the Igbo producing a Nigerian president. Speaking exclusively with DAILY POST, Okwukwu, urged Nigerians not to mirror Igbos from the eye of Kanu and IPOB. Okwukwu maintained that Igbos are peace loving people who are always willing to live in harmony with other Nigerians. He said Kanu should be ignored because he attacks bot...
South-East students may miss WAEC exam because of IPOB’s sit-at-home order – Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders warn
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South-East students may miss WAEC exam because of IPOB’s sit-at-home order – Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders warn

The Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders has warned that students taking WAEC in the South-East may miss their exams because of the sit-at-home order. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ordered the people in the region to sit at home every Monday to protest the detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The sit-at-home order was later suspended but only in words. People in the South East report that they cannot step out of their homes on Monday as those who dared, allegedly met dire consequences. There have been reports of vehicles and properties allegedly getting destroyed because the owners did not obey the order, even after its suspension. The Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders, (COSEYL) said the actions by IPOB are detrimental to the well-being of innocent civilians. ...
Empty streets as Owerri residents obey IPOB total lockdown order during President Buhari’s visit to Imo
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Empty streets as Owerri residents obey IPOB total lockdown order during President Buhari’s visit to Imo

Residents of Imo state stayed back at their homes today, September 9, even as President Muhammadu Buhari’s arrived the South Eastern state. This comes after the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) directed all residents of the state to sit at home as a form of protest that the Nigerian leader is not ''welcome ''to the state in solidarity with their leader Nnamdi Kanu, who is still under the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS). As early as 8 am up to 11 am the streets of Owerri, Imo's capital was reportedly empty. Major places in the Owerri metropolis including banks, filling stations, schools and markets were completely shutdown. See more photos and Tweets by residents below...
DSS prevented American lawyer from seeing Nnamdi Kanu in detention – Counsel alleges
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DSS prevented American lawyer from seeing Nnamdi Kanu in detention – Counsel alleges

The Department of State Services, DSS, has been accused of preventing Nnamdi Kanu from having access to his lawyers. Kanu’s lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, said the DSS prevented him and IPOB’s Attorney in the United States, Bruce Fein, from having access to the detained IPOB leader on Thursday, September 2. In a statement he signed on Friday, September 3, Ejiofor described the  alleged action of the DSS as a violation of the order of an Abuja Federal High Court which allowed Kanu access to his lawyers twice a week. The statement reads: "Yesterday Court ordered visit to Our Client- Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was aborted by the officials of the State Security Services on a reason we find extremely ridiculous. "Following the arrival of Mr. Bruce Fein, a foremost American...
Masquerades Surface in Nsukka to Enforce sit-at-home order Despite Suspension
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Masquerades Surface in Nsukka to Enforce sit-at-home order Despite Suspension

  Despite the suspension of the sit-at-home order every Monday in the South East, residents are afraid to leave their homes. Today, August 30, many streets in major areas in the South East remain deserted. Also, there have been reports of masquerades parading the streets to deter people from going about their businesses. They have reportedly threatened that anyone caught going out will be flogged. The sit-at-home order was declared to protest the arrest of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu. It was later suspended but residents say this is only in words as people fear they will be attacked if they open their shops or offices.
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.
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
No Going Back on sit-at-home order – IPOB
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No Going Back on sit-at-home order – IPOB

The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has said there is no going back on its Monday, August 9 sit-at-home order across the entire Southeast. The group said this in a statement released by its publicity secretary, Emma Powerful. According to the group, the sit-at-home-order will persist until its leader, Nnamdi Kanu is released from DSS custody. The group said they were constrained to employ this measure despite its economic implications and that they would not hesitate to pay any necessary sacrifice to convince the world its leader was not alone in the struggle. The statement reads “We the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra IPOB led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to remind all Biafrans and friends of Biafran that the Mondays sit-at-home order is sacrosanct. The entire Biafra land will ...
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...
Prophet makes fresh revelations about Gov Wike, Nnamdi Kanu, Sanusi, Igboho, Tompolo
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Prophet makes fresh revelations about Gov Wike, Nnamdi Kanu, Sanusi, Igboho, Tompolo

Apostle Paul Okikijesu of the Christ Apostolic Miracle Ministry has released a series of prophecies concerning Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Nnamdi Kanu of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, former Emir of Kano State, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, former Niger Delta militant leader, Tompolo and Yoruba Nation campaigner, Sunday Igboho. While he warned Governor Wike against fomenting trouble through his words and actions, the cleric said Igboho, Kanu, Sanusi and Tompolo may be killed, He also claimed some powerful persons were out to destroy Wike’s government and the economy of the state. “Thus says the Lord: inform the Governor, whose name is Wike not to foment trouble or commotion; instead, he should be filled with the wisdom during this period,” he said. “He should also be...
‘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...
If FG Could Pick Up Kanu, Igboho, Why Is It Difficult To Fight Bandits – SOKAPU Blows Hot
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If FG Could Pick Up Kanu, Igboho, Why Is It Difficult To Fight Bandits – SOKAPU Blows Hot

According to a report by The PUNCH, the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union has carpeted the Federal Government over the arrest and detention of activists across the country. The umbrella body of the Southern Kaduna people urged the government to deploy the same tactics adopted in the arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, in tackling the rampaging bandits in the North. SOKAPU’s National President, Jonathan Asake, stated this while addressing journalists in Kaduna on Thursday. The SOKAPU leader also alleged that over 100 natives had so far been killed in communities in the Zango-Kataf Local Government Area of the state recently. According to him, the government must stop the use of force on ...
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...
Biafra is Sure, it will be the best country in the world with our leader Nnamdi Kanu – Actress Rita Edochie
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Biafra is Sure, it will be the best country in the world with our leader Nnamdi Kanu – Actress Rita Edochie

Veteran actress, Rita Edochie has expressed hope of actualization of Biafra with arrested Indigenous People of Biafra Director-General, Nnamdi Kanu as its leader. The actress said this in an Instagram exchange with a follower. Rita Edochie had shared a post in which she talked about businessman, Obi Cubana's friends honoring him after investing in them even though he is not the richest man in Nigeria. She wrote;   MY TAKE LEARN HOW TO HELP PEOPLE AND SEE THE RESULTS LIKE WHAT PLAYED OUT IN OBA. OBA WAS SHUT DOWN BY ONE MAN BECAUSE OF HIS GOODNESS. @obi_cubana MAY THE SOUL OF YOUR MOTHER REST IN THE BOSOM OF GOD ALMIGHTY. IT MUST BE SAID ON EARTH BEFORE THE HEAVEN ON NNA. JIDEKAIJI AND GOD ALMIGHTY WILL KEEP BLESSIING MORE. A f...
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...
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
How Nnamdi Kanu Was Chained To Floor For 6 Days By Kenyan Security Operatives – Report
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How Nnamdi Kanu Was Chained To Floor For 6 Days By Kenyan Security Operatives – Report

Details of the inhumane treatment Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra suffered in Kenya has been exposed in a report by Sahara Reporters. In a report published today, SR revealed that security operatives in Kenya who bundled the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to an undisclosed apartment, confessed to him that they were sent by the Nigerian government to abduct him. SaharaReporters learnt that the Kenya operatives chained Kanu to the floor for six days, not knowing who he was, until the news about him began to filter in. SaharaReporters was told that Kanu, by that time, had suffered injuries in his neck and his wrist. SaharaReporters gathered that Kanu, for the first time, was interviewed on Wednesday by the Department of State Ser...
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...
US Army Veterans Blast Kenyan President For Helping FG Arrest IPOB Leader, Kanu
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US Army Veterans Blast Kenyan President For Helping FG Arrest IPOB Leader, Kanu

The government of Kenya has been lambasted for helping the federal government in the arrest and extradition of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra. Chief Sylvester Onyia, President of the American Veterans of Igbo Descent (AVID) reacted in written letter to Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta. The group urged Kenyatta to find a means of facilitating the unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). AVID expressed its displeasure with Kenyatta for abducting Kanu and extraditing him to the Nigerian government for seeking liberation for his Igbo people. The group, which comprises Igbo men and women that are serving or served in different security agencies in the United States, told the Kenyan leader that a Nigerian fo...
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...
Any Igbo person openly criticising Kanu now is a lost soul, a bast*rd and a naive person – Methodist Bishop
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Any Igbo person openly criticising Kanu now is a lost soul, a bast*rd and a naive person – Methodist Bishop

Rt Rev. Biereonwu Livinus Onuagha, the Bishop of the Methodist Church Nigeria, Onitsha Diocese, says he will stand with the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, as long as Northerners stand with Pantami and Gumi.   He said that Nnamdi Kanu might have exhibited youthful exuberance but that he is representing 99.9 percent of the Igbo and the entity called Biafra.   Bishop Onuagha in a press release on Tuesday, July 6, said Kanu is an asset not only to the Igbo people but to the entire Southern Nigeria.   He further stated that any Igbo person openly criticizing Kanu now he has been arrested by the Nigerian government is a lost soul, a bastard and a naive person.   He added he had no apology for using such word...
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, ...
Presidency defends crackdown on Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu
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Presidency defends crackdown on Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu

The Presidency has defended the security crackdown on popular Yoruba secessionist Sunday Igboho and the ‘interception’ of leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. In a statement released by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu, the Presidency said Nnamdi Kanu who is the leader of a group known "for its murderous actions and virulent messaging was detained as a result of cross-border cooperation." Igboho was also accused of being a "militant ethnic secessionist, who has also been conducting acts of terror and disturbing the peace under the guise of protecting fellow kinsmen." The statement read;   “Last week, we saw the enhanced collaboration of the Nigerian law enforcement agencies, as they executed with...
Ensure safe release of Nnamdi Kanu’- Canadian Minister of Justice, Madu tells AG Malami
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Ensure safe release of Nnamdi Kanu’- Canadian Minister of Justice, Madu tells AG Malami

The Minister of Justice and Solicitor-General of the Government of Alberta, Canada, Kelechi Madu has asked that the Federal Government of Nigeria safely release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.   Recall that Kanu had been apprehended by the federal government as announced by Nigeria's Attorney General Malami last month June 28.   Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, said he was arrested and tortured by Kenya's special police force before he was handed over to the Nigerian government, but the Kenyan government has denied its involvement.   Madu has now come out to condemn the federal government and asked that the UK, EU, U.S., Israel, Canada and Germany “use all their power, including diplomacy, to ensure the safety and rel...
Nnamdi Kanu won’t get fair trial – Lawyer, Ejiofor
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Nnamdi Kanu won’t get fair trial – Lawyer, Ejiofor

Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Monday, has said his client may not get fair hearing in his trail, adding that he has been subjected to mental torture in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS. Ejiofor said this while featuring on ‘Good Morning Show’ on ARISE TV. “There is an underlined fact that my client will not get a fair trial in that court, that is settled. The issue of fair trial has been taken away by this collaboration. “He’s being subjected to mental torture as I speak with you. Because when someone is in incarceration as a political prisoner, which he is, he has no access to his wife, Kanu has no access to his brothers,” he said.  
Nnamdi Kanu to blame for his own arrest, he shouldn’t have gone to Kenya – Omokri
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Nnamdi Kanu to blame for his own arrest, he shouldn’t have gone to Kenya – Omokri

Reno Omokri, an ex-aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has blamed Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, for his recent arrest. Omokri berated the IPOB leader for travelling to Kenya, a country, according to him, that is notorious for body-snatching. Speaking in an interview with Reuben Abati, Omokri suggested that Kanu should have learned one or two lessons from him (Omokri) having successfully stayed away from Nigeria since 2015 when Muhammadu Buhari became President knowing that the government will be happy to arrest him. The former presidential aide, therefore, absolved Buhari of any blame for Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest because, according to him, the President had never hidden his tendencies towards achieving it.  
Nnamdi Kanu: Kenyans tortured, injured IPOB leader without consequences – Fani-Kayode
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Nnamdi Kanu: Kenyans tortured, injured IPOB leader without consequences – Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister, has claimed that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, was tortured and injured by Kenyans. Fani-Kayode made the claim while describing Kanu’s ordeal in Kenya as barbaric. He lamented that the IPOB leader could be tortured and subjected to inhumane treatment without consequences. In a tweet, the former minister wrote: Whether you love @MaziNnamdiKanu or hate him the thought that the Kenyans can torture him and subject him to inhuman treatment without any consequence is outrageous, nauseating and deplorable. We’re not happy at being dragged into Nnamdi Kanu’s matter – Kenyan govt “I have been reliably informed that he suffered injuries in their hands. This is barbaric.” The Nigerian government had las...
Obayuwana advocates public trial for Nnamdi Kanu, likens him to Enahoro, Mandela, Awolowo
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Obayuwana advocates public trial for Nnamdi Kanu, likens him to Enahoro, Mandela, Awolowo

Osagie Obayuwana, former Attorney General of Edo State and the National President of Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has said the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu would be among one of the historical trials Nigeria would experience. He made the assertion in Benin city while reacting to the arrest of Kanu. He said all eyes were on the Nigerian government to see how Kanu’s case would go, claiming that issues around his dual citizenship should come to play during the trial. “As we speak Kanu is innocent before the law not until proven otherwise. For people to start speculating that he enjoys dual citizenship and so for that reason, Britain should protest and demand his repatriation. “We have had historical trials like this...
Kenyan government abducted and tortured Kanu for 8 days before handing him over to DSS’- Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer insists
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Kenyan government abducted and tortured Kanu for 8 days before handing him over to DSS’- Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer insists

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead counsel for the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) has alleged that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the group, was arrested by the Kenyan Government before he was handed over to the Department of State Services. Kanu, who is being prosecuted on charges of treasonable felony, was rearrested after jumping bail and repatriated to Nigeria last Sunday, June 27. Kenya has denied involvement in Kanu’s arrest after receiving threats from IPOB. The Kenyan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Wilfred Machage, denied his country was involved in Kanu's and admonished Nigerians to ask the Federal Government how the IPOB leader was apprehended. On Friday night, July 2, Kanu's lawyer, Ejiofor took to social media to refute the Ambassador's claim after he was allowed to vis...
Kenya government denies involvement in the arrest and extradition of Nnamdi Kanu
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Kenya government denies involvement in the arrest and extradition of Nnamdi Kanu

The Kenya government has denied claims of being involved in the arrest and extradition of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, saying “it does not want to be dragged into Nigeria’s internal affairs.” Kenya High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Wilfred Machage, said this at a media briefing in Abuja today, July 2. According to Machage, the allegation was “concocted” to pitch Nigerians in the south-east against the Kenyan people. “I want to address the allegation by denying that Kenya was involved in the alleged arrest in Kenya and extradition to Nigeria of Mr Kanu. The allegation is fictional, imaginary and deliberately concocted to fuel antagonistic feeling amongst the southern section of the Nigerian people against the Kenya people. Indeed many countries have been accused — Rwanda, Czec...
Boko Haram, bandits different from Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB — Gov El-Rufai
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Boko Haram, bandits different from Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB — Gov El-Rufai

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has given his opinion on how Boko Haram insurgents and bandits are different from the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and their leader, Nnamdi Kanu. El-Rufai, speaking to BBC Pidgin on Friday, said that Boko Haram and bandits do not have a recognised and centralised leadership. He said Kanu is a visible and central leader who has called for the dissolution of Nigeria. El-Rufai was responding to questions from Nigerians on why bandits and terrorists in the North were not treated the same way agitators in the south are treated. DAILY POST reported that the Governor also expressed delight at the capture of Nnamdi Kanu. “I was very happy when Nnamdi Kanu was arrested) because, first he jumped bail, jeopardising his sure...
Arrest Fulani herdsmen especially Miyetti Allah leaders same way you arrested Nnamdi Kanu – Governor Ortom tells Buhari
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Arrest Fulani herdsmen especially Miyetti Allah leaders same way you arrested Nnamdi Kanu – Governor Ortom tells Buhari

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to arrest armed Fulani herdsmen especially Miyetti Allah leaders same way IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu was arrested. Ortom who disclosed that Kanu was arrested in a foreign land, alleged that Miyetti Allah have allegedly admitted carrying out violent attacks in Benue state. Insisting that he he has no problem with the arrest of the IPOB leader, he added that the fight against terrorism and other crimes would only be seen to be unbiased if armed herders who have been killing innocent citizens are also apprehended. According to him, it was disheartening when he heard Miyetti Allah calling Nnamdi Kanu a terrorist, even though he is fighting for the liberation of his region. He stressed that Miyetti Allah is a t...
Nnamdi Kanu Writes British Commission in Nigeria, Demands Full Protection and an Unconditional Release as British citizen
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Nnamdi Kanu Writes British Commission in Nigeria, Demands Full Protection and an Unconditional Release as British citizen

Recently rearrested leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has written to the British High Commissioner in Nigeria, Catriona Laing, asking that the British authorities file a Diplomatic note with Nigeria's Federal High Court indicating Britain's sovereign interest in his trial as a British citizen. Recall that the leader of the separatist group was arrested last Sunday and re-arraigned before an Abuja court on Tuesday, June 29. In his letter titled, "Re: Urgent Request for Consular Assistance to OKWU-KANU, Nwannekaenyi Nnamdi Kenny (a British Citizen)",  and written by his legal counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, Kanu said the British authorities must declare that he is not a criminal but "a person who possesses a political opinion which the Nigerian authorities are seeking...
He should be locked up in a cell with a cow – Bashir El-Rufai writes after Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest
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He should be locked up in a cell with a cow – Bashir El-Rufai writes after Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest

Bashir El-Rufai, son of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has shared a tweet centered on "hooliganism" just after Nnamdi Kanu's arrest. Slamming those angry over the arrest of a "hooligan", Bashir described it as a victory for the country. He also urged President Buhari to ensure that Kanu is locked up in a cell with a cow. See his tweet below........
FG Speaks on how Nnamdi Kanu was Rearrested
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FG Speaks on how Nnamdi Kanu was Rearrested

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has given an insight into how the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, was arrested last Sunday, June 27. Kanu was on Tuesday, June 29 paraded before newsmen. There have been speculations as to where he was extradited from. While his brother claimed he was arrested in Kenya, unconfirmed sources allege he was picked up from the UK. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja today July 1, the Minister said some countries and intelligence agencies, with which it has obligations, assisted to arrest Kanu. He however was silent on the country that offered assistance. “Finally, there have been speculations on how this re-arrest was pulled off and in which country the hitherto fugitive leader of the...
We Cannot get you Out of Prison – British authorities Dash Nnamdi Kanu’s Hope
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We Cannot get you Out of Prison – British authorities Dash Nnamdi Kanu’s Hope

The British authorities has dashed hope of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) regaining freedom. Kingsley Kanu, the IPOB leader’s sibling who had revealed that he was arrested in Kenya had appealed to British authorities to ensure his brother's release. Kingsley said; “The British High Commission in Nigeria must insist upon my brother’s immediate release. They must guarantee his safety and security. Nnamdi Kanu must be returned home to the UK to his wife and his sons who live here. The Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, must make clear to the Nigerian authorities that they will not tolerate the unlawful detention of British citizens and that the UK Government condemns the Nigerians and Kenyans for undermining the rule of law." However a manual titled ‘S...
”Nnamdi Kanu asked his boys to behead me anywhere they see me”- Joe Igbokwe gives reasons for celebrating the arrest of IPOB leader
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”Nnamdi Kanu asked his boys to behead me anywhere they see me”- Joe Igbokwe gives reasons for celebrating the arrest of IPOB leader

On Tuesday, June 29, the Federal government announced the arrest of the leader of the secessionist group, IPOB. Shortly after his arrest, Joe Igbokwe who is an aide to the Governor of Lagos state, shared a photo of himself kneeling and raising his hands in thanksgiving over the arrest of the Nnamdi Kanu. In a post shared later, Igbokwe gave reasons for celebrating the arrest of the self-acclaimed leader of the secessionist group. His post reads THANK GOD I SURVIVED NNAMDI KANU’S MADNESS. Nnamdi asked his boys to behead me anywhere they see me. They did not spare my Children as they extended the same fatwa to them. He also did not spare the names of every other person who speaks against him dream land, Biafra. While they were looking for me I sort the face of God hours on en...
Nnamdi Kanu was not arrested in UK – Spokesperson of the British High Commission
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Nnamdi Kanu was not arrested in UK – Spokesperson of the British High Commission

The British High Commission has confirmed the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Recall that Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami who announced the IPOB leader's arrest yesterday June 29, did not reveal how or where Nnamdi Kanu was arrested. Dean Hurlock, spokesperson of the British High Commission who confirmed Kanu's arrest while speaking to TheCable, said he was not picked up in the UK where he is based.
Governor Sanwo-Olu’s aide, Joe Igbokwe celebrates after Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest
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Governor Sanwo-Olu’s aide, Joe Igbokwe celebrates after Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest

Joe Igbokwe, former spokesperson of Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Special Adviser for Drainage & Water Resources to Governor Babajide Sanwo- Olu has celebrated after IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu was arrested. Igbokwe who took his celebration to Facebook, shared photos of himself kneeling down with his hands raised. He also prayed for the souls of those who lost their lives in the South-East to find rest. Igbokwe wrote; TO GOD BE THE GLORY. MAY THE SOULS OF HUNDREDS OF YOUNG MEN WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE SOUTH EAST REST IN PERFECT PEACE. AMEN! AN ENDLESS ALLELUIA!!!
I fled Nigeria to save my life – Nnamdi Kanu tells court upon rearrest
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I fled Nigeria to save my life – Nnamdi Kanu tells court upon rearrest

Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has explained reasons why he abandoned his trial by the Nigerian Judicial system and escaped out of the country in 2017. Kanu, who was re-arrested and brought back to Nigeria on Sunday, June 27, told the Federal High Court in Abuja that he fled Nigeria to save his life. His appearance before the court came after the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, disclosed to journalists that Kanu was “intercepted” by security agents following a collaborative effort between security agencies in Nigeria and the Interpol. Shortly after he was docked before trial Justice Binta Nyako by the Federal Government, Kanu asked for permission of the court to speak even though he...
‘Nnamdi Kanu Is A Common Criminal, I Hope He Faces The Music ’ – Arewa Youths Reacts To IPOB Leader’s Arrest
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‘Nnamdi Kanu Is A Common Criminal, I Hope He Faces The Music ’ – Arewa Youths Reacts To IPOB Leader’s Arrest

Following the rearrest of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu by the federal government with the aid of Interpol, the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, have reacted. AYCF National President, Yerima Shettima said the Nigerian government and court should ensure that Kanu whom he referred to as a “common criminal” should face the “music” of his actions. Speaking with DAILY POST, Shettima said Kanu’s rearrest was long overdue. He commended the Nigerian government and security agents for rearresting the IPOB leader. Shettima said “Finally Nnamdi Kanu has been brought back home. We must commend the Nigerian government, Interpol for its wonderful work. “They have demonstrated that it’s a matter of time, though long overdue at least, it’s better late than never. “Finally, he has to ...
Sowore Calls For The Immediate Release Of IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu
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Sowore Calls For The Immediate Release Of IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu

Omoyele Sowore, a popular Nigerian activist and Convener of Revolution Now, has called for the immediate release of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Sowore, in a Facebook post, asserted that Kanu had done nothing to cause his arrest. “FreeKanu now! Asking for self determination is not a crime!”, he wrote. The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS). This followed his arraignment on Tuesday before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja. The judge adjourned until July 26 for continuation of trial. Kanu, who faces treason charges, was arrested outside the shores of the country and flown back to Nigeria. The secessionist jumped the bail he was granted in 2017 and had remained elusive.
‘Nnamdi Kanu is Not The Problem’ – Reno Omokri Reacts to Arrest of Nnamdi Kanu
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‘Nnamdi Kanu is Not The Problem’ – Reno Omokri Reacts to Arrest of Nnamdi Kanu

A Nigerian activist and ex-presidential media aide, Reno Omokri has called out the federal government over the arrest of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Reacting on Twitter, Omokri said Kanu is not the problem of Nigeria. According to him, the nepotism being displayed by President Muhammadu Buhari is what is causing serious problem in the country. See Omokri's tweet: “Nnamdi Kanu is not the problem. He is symptom of the problem. The nepotism of Buhari and his clique/cabal, is the problem. Until you address that problem, you will arrest one Nnamdi Kanu, and 10 may arise in his place. Deal with the problem. Treat Nigerians equally.”   “The only thing I fault Nnamdi Kanu on is his call on his members to kill policemen and soldiers. Other than that, he is a freedom fighter. Yes, he...
Shehu Sani Breaks Silence Over Arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, Warns FG
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Shehu Sani Breaks Silence Over Arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, Warns FG

Former Kaduna Senator, Shehu Sani has warned the federal government against abusing the rights of the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu following his re-arrest. According to Sani, the government must ensure that all his rights are respected. “The fundamental rights of Nnamdi Kanu should be respected in compliance with the relevant articles of the constitution of the FRN.”   “His trial should be guided by justice, fairness and the rule of law and not sentiments, prejudice, hate, ill feelings, vengeance or bigotry.” Shehu tweeted. Recall that the federal government on Tuesday afternoon confirmed the arrest and extradition on Kanu. He was also ordered to be remanded in the custody of the Department of State Security following his arraignment before J...
Breaking: FG arrests IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu
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Breaking: FG arrests IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu

The Federal government has arrested the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.   The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, disclosed this to newsmen today June 29. Kanu was arrested in the UK and extradited to Abuja.   According to Malami, Kanu's arrest followed a collaborative effort between security agencies in Nigeria and Interpol. He further disclosed that Kanu would be taken before the Federal High Court in Abuja for the continuation of his trial on charges bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, unlawful possession of firearms and management of an unlawful society.   Kanu was granted bail in April 2017 on health grounds but skipped bail after flouting some of the conditions gi...

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