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The Kalu and Kanu show does each other no favours

Nnamdi Kanu, the self-proclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who has been in detention since October last year, was visited today in Kuje Prison by Orji Uzor Kalu, the former governor of Abia State. Kalu and Kanu are facing prosecution for different reasons. The former governor, who recently joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), will face …

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Turning a Blind Eye on Impunity in Nigeria

The United States has been accused of turning a blind eye to human rights abuses by Nigeria’s army and police, with the plans to send military advisers to Nigeria. The impunity by the Nigerian authorities is encouraged by President Muhammadu Buhari’s apparent condoning of human rights violations. Twice on TV, the president has failed to condemn indiscriminate killings of first …

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Alex Otti planning to join APC

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate for governor of Abia state, who was declared the winner of the (s)election by the Appeal Court on New Year’s Eve, is making plans to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC), if as expected, the Supreme Court upholds the decision of the lower court. A source informed us that defecting was part …

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Alex Otti v Okezie Ikpeazu: Interrogating the noise from the opposition

The verdict of the Appeal Court that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate Alex Otti won the governorship election in Abia State, which overturned the decision of the Election Tribunal and the result declared by the electoral commission, continues to inflame the passions of both APGA and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters in the state and beyond. This piece …

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