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Ebelechukwu Obiano likened to Patience Jonathan

Ebelechukwu Obiano, the wife of Anambra State governor Willie Obiano, has been likened by a source close to the seat of power in state capital Awka to former Nigeria First Lady Patience Jonathan.  Both women are allegedly Lady Macbeth-like figures around their husbands. The un-elected Mrs Obiano is said to be the power behind the throne of Anambra governor, with …

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Igbo people crave own nation as tensions rise in Nigeria

During the opening match of the qualifying round for the 2018 World Cup, Chinedu Gabriel, 27, refused to stand in honor of Nigeria’s national soccer team. “I’m not a Nigerian,” said Mr. Gabriel, a motorcycle parts dealer in a suburb of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. “I’m a Biafran.” Almost 50 years after Nigeria’s brutal civil war put down a secessionist movement …

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The Anambra (s)election was a cash and don’t carry affair

The Anambra State governorship (s)election last month that saw incumbent Willie Obiano win in all the 21 local government areas was one in which the winner surprisingly wasn’t the highest bidder.  Some party activists have revealed to Naijiant.com how the (s)election was won and lost with each party trying to outbid the other in cash inducements for voters. Governor Obiano’s …

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Nigeria: Their election boycott fell flat. What now for the Biafra separatists?

The Nigerian government claims the secessionist group IPOB is “dead and gone”. Its supporters beg to differ. When an influential secessionist group called on people to boycott Anambra state’s election, many people expected the worst. Ahead of the governorship poll on 18 November, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) insisted that no election would take place unless Nigeria’s federal government …

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