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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 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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#AnambraDecides2017: Willie Obiano willingly breaking the law on polling day

Governor Willie Obiano cast his vote this morning in Anambra East local government area and after voting used a loud speaker to address the crowd, reportedly making political statements about why the people should reelect him.  He also said: “If you look around, you will see that there is peace and tranquility everywhere. I urge all my supporters all over Anambra …

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#AnambraDecides: Ex-governor Peter Obi’s campaign stop in Obosi disrupted by pro-Biafrans

As Anambra State goes to the polls tomorrow 18 November to (s)elect a new governor, supporters of the proscribed separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have continued their campaign against elections in southeast Nigeria without a referendum on the secession of the region. Two-term former governor Peter Obi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who is backing the …

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The hypocrisy of PDP propagandists on #AnambraDebate

The televised Anambra State governorship (s)election debate last night has attracted significant social media attention.  But rather than concentrate on who won between the aspirants and what it would mean on voting day 18 November, two prominent spin-doctors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chose to drag a non-participant in the debate, President Muhammadu Buhari, into the action. Shortly after …

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