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IPOB Names Imo Government House After ESN Slain Commander, Ikonso
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IPOB Names Imo Government House After ESN Slain Commander, Ikonso

The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has named the Imo State Government House at Douglas road, Owerri, after Ikonso, the commander of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) allegedly killed by security agencies. The group which announced this in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said Douglas Road Owerri and Awomamma Junction would also be named after the late Commander. It explained the decision which was with immediate effect, was one of the ways its members and Biafrans globally wished to immortalise the fallen leader and his men. The statement reads: “We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra and Biafrans worldwide, wish to announce to the world, our unanimous decision to rename the Imo State Government House, Douglas Road...
IPOB Spending 85,000 Pounds Monthly To Discredit Nigeria Internationally – Presidency
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IPOB Spending 85,000 Pounds Monthly To Discredit Nigeria Internationally – Presidency

The presidency has released the statement below accusing an outlawed separtist group of working to discredit the Nigerian government internationally, particularly in the U.S. and Europe. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) wants an independent country of Biafra, made up of the Igbo-speaking part of Nigeria, largely in the South-eastern part of the country. The group was outlawed in Nigeria after the federal government accused it of terrorism, although most of its programmes and protests have been largely peaceful. The government has also clamped down violently on IPOB members with some of the attacks condemned by rights groups including Amnesty International. The leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu, is currently on exile abroad after he jumped bail from his trial for treaso...
Jehovah’s Witness Member Jailed for ‘Extremism’ in Russia
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Jehovah’s Witness Member Jailed for ‘Extremism’ in Russia

hi I A Russian court in annexed Crimea has sentenced a Jehovah's witness member to 6 years in prison. 47-year-old Sergei Filatov said to be a father of four, was handed the prison sentence for being a member of the group outlawed by Russian authorities in 2017 and labelled an extremist organisation. Filatov moved from continental Ukraine where the Jehovah's Witnesses are legal to Dhankoy to take care of his ill daughter, his supporters told Crimean Solidarity, a rights group that has members in Crimea and other parts of Ukraine. Dzhankoy District Court said in its statement on March 5, that Filatov was found guilty of continuing the activities of the Jehovah’s Witness branch despite its ban. Crimea has been controlled by Moscow since March 2014 after Russia forcibly annexed ...
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SSS Questions Sowore For “Links To Boko Haram, Shiite Movement, IPOB”

Continued incarceration of Omoyele Sowore have told PREMIUM TIMES the Nigerian activist was questioned earlier this week over purported ties to Boko Haram and other outlawed groups. Terrorism allegations were the focus of a grilling session conducted with Mr Sowore by State Security Service operatives on November 12, two sources familiar with the event told PREMIUM TIMES this weekend. “Agents have been asking him to tell them about his relationship with Boko Haram, Islamic Movement of Nigeria and the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra,” a source told PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday afternoon. “He has continued to deny any relationship with all these groups.” Boko Haram was outlawed by the Jonathan administration and later designated a foreign terrorist organisation by the United States in N...
Breaking News! Anambra Assembly Outlaws Expensive Funerals
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Breaking News! Anambra Assembly Outlaws Expensive Funerals

The Anambra State House of Assembly on Wednesday outlawed expensive funerals in the state, Punch Metro reports. Passing the bill entitled a Law To Control Burial/Funeral Ceremonial Activities in the State, the House said it had become an offence to hold a funeral for more than a day in the state. Before this development, communities had held funerals on an average of three days. But the bill sponsored by the member representing Anaocha II constituency, Charles Ezeani stated that “Burial/funeral control bill is aimed at cutting down the cost of burial activities in the state”. The bill provided that in the event of death, “no person shall deposit any corpse in the mortuary or any place beyond two months from the date of the death, while burial ceremonies in the state shall be fo...
Jehovah’s Witness Member Jailed For Extremism
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Jehovah’s Witness Member Jailed For Extremism

A Jehovah’s Witness member has been sentenced to six years in jail for extremism in Russia, years after the religious group was outlawed in the country. Danish citizen Dennis Christensen was in court in the southern Russian city of Oryol for the sentencing, spokesman for the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia Yaroslav Sivulskiy told AFP. “We deeply regret the conviction of Dennis Christensen — an innocent man who did not commit any real crime,” Sivulskiy said in a statement. It is sad that reading the Bible, preaching, and living a moral way of life is again a criminal offence in Russia.” The Jehovah’s Witnesses, a US-based Christian evangelical movement, will appeal the verdict within 10 days, according to a statement from the organisation’s head office. An AFP photographer outs...

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