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Nigeria’s 2017/18 human rights report card under Buhari by Amnesty International

Amnesty International published today its annual report on human rights for 2017/18.  According to the NGO: Over the past year, leaders have pushed hate, fought against rights, ignored crimes against humanity, and blithely let inequality and suffering spin out of control. This provoked mass protests, showing that while our challenges may never be greater, the will to fight back is …

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Nnamdi Kanu is hiding in London – DSS official

A senior agent of Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services (DSS), has told that Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is in London keeping a low profile since the Nigerian military raided his home in Afaraukwu, Abia State. Kanu, who likes to be called the “Supreme Leader” of IPOB, a group agitating …

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Socialist Party of Nigeria condemns IPOB ban & militarisation of the southeast

A press release from the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) about the activities of the Nigerian military in southeast Nigeria in relation to the separatist movement the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is reproduced in full below. The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in unequivocal terms the militarization of south eastern Nigeria and reported attacks on journalists, torture of …

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The effects of the Nigerian army’s assault against IPOB in Abia State

Despite a court hearing scheduled for 17 October, the Nigerian Army, under the guise of a military exercise, went into Umuahia, the capital of Abia state in the country’s South-East, in an attempt to get at Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra. The operation, which was disguised as a military exercise, Python Dance II, …

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Why Nigeria is facing secessionist fervour, again

Almost half a century after a secessionist war in southeastern Nigeria ended, a renewed push for an independent state known as Biafra is stoking fresh conflict. Thousands of troops have been deployed in the region, which is mainly populated by ethnic Igbos. The forces have rounded up scores of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, or Ipob, the main …

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