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Falana threatens to sue Buhari

Femi Falana, the human rights activist and lawyer has threatened to sue the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to act over the slaughter of many Nigerian rural-dwellers and farmers by Fulani herdsmen. Naijiant.com has written on several occasions about the president’s stunning silence over a simmering problem that has led to a death toll of close to 2,000 …

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Onyeama dodges “Biafran bullet” at Senate hearing

Geoffrey Onyeama, the ministerial nominee from Enugu State, faced the Senate this afternoon for his confirmation hearing. Senator George Sekibo from Rivers State asked him three questions and the most explosive was what was Onyeama’s opinion on the agitation for Biafra by groups such as Massob (Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra). The nominee was perhaps …

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Supporters of Biafra protest at the Nigerian High Commission in London

Pro-Biafran supporters demonstrated today outside the Nigerian High Commission in London against the arrest in Nigeria on October 17 of Nnamdi Kanu, who they referred to as their “leader”. Kanu is the man behind Radio Biafra and has used “shock jock” tactics to raise the profile of the group he formed – Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) and their demand …

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Osinbajo why?

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is in London, but you wouldn’t know it if you lived in the UK and relied on the British media for your news. Why is Osinbajo not being pushed in front of the foreign media? For such a short man, if his profile was any lower, he could go below the surface. President Muhammadu Buhari grants …

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Protest in London against Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest could get ugly

The Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), the separatist group started by Nnamdi Kanu, are planning a protest on Monday 26 October at the Nigerian High Commission in London against their founder’s arrest in Nigeria on 17 October. The demonstration is expected to last from 12 noon to 4pm and the group has asked “all zonal coordinators should as a matter …

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Double Wahala for Okorocha

The governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, arrived at Chukwuma Nwoha Junction in the state capital Owerri, on Thursday to allegedly inspect the terrible conditions of the road. Roads constructed or refurbished by the governor are known in the state as “China roads” because they don’t last long before sinking into disrepair. As Okorocha stepped out of his car, he …

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The Marginalised Nigerian Youth and the curious case of Femi Pedro

A Rejoinder by Ahmed Olayinka Sule, CFA suleaos@gmail.com Dear Otunba Pedro, A couple of days ago, while talking to my sister, she asked me whether I had read an article written by Femi Pedro which was trending on social media. I hadn’t, but as we were speaking over the phone, I did a Google search and came across your article …

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Gowon dismisses the threat of Biafra to Nigerian unity

Former Head of State and Nigerian ruler during the civil war Yakubu Gowon was very dismissive of the people demonstrating in southeastern Nigeria over the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the activist and self-styled leader of the “Independent People of Biafra” (IPOB). Gowon spoke today in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State, claiming that the Biafran agitators were youths that had …

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