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Nigeria: At least 150 peaceful pro-Biafra activists killed in chilling crackdown

The Nigerian security forces, led by the military, embarked on a chilling campaign of extrajudicial executions and violence resulting in the deaths of at least 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters in the south east of the country, according to an investigation by Amnesty International published today. Analysis of 87 videos, 122 photographs and 146 eye witness testimonies relating to demonstrations and …

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The Politics of Biafra and the Future of Nigeria – London book launch

London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) was the venue on Friday 11 November for the launch of Chudi Offodile’s controversial book: The Politics of Biafra and the Future of Nigeria. Several UK-based Nigerians, pro-Biafran separatists, and academics with an interest in Nigeria turned up to hear the author speak about the book and then take questions from …

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In Nigeria, Biafran separatists are celebrating Donald Trump’s election

Secessionist groups say Trump will uphold the right of indigenous peoples to “self-determination.” A secessionist movement in Nigeria is celebrating the victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election, believing they have found a kindred spirit who can help their cause. Supporters of the restoration of Biafra — a region of southeast Nigeria that existed as an independent republic …

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Buhari off to Germany

President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to Germany this evening for three days. He is ostensibly flying out to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel for talks on “further cooperation on security, the humanitarian situation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and rehabilitation of the North-East, as well as trade and economic relations between both countries”. Buhari is meant to hold meetings tomorrow and …

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The fear of IPOB drives Okorocha out of London

Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha has told aides that “he will never address a gathering in London again”, following the embarrassment he faced in 9 March this year when a speech and PR exercise he was delivering at Chatham House in London was disrupted by a protester from the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). IPOB, who are campaigning for the …

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Comical Lai Mohammed v Congressman Tom Marino: Lies v Reality

Congressman Tom Marino, representing Pennsylvania’s 10th congressional district, wrote to US Secretary of State John Kerry on 1 September highlighting what he called “warning signs” about the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Marino’s letter prompted an almost immediate response from Nigeria’s propaganda minister Comical Lai Mohammed, who claimed in a statement yesterday that the congressman was “out of tune with …

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Pro-Biafran protesters disrupt Geoffrey Onyeama meeting in Austria

Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama’s attempt to address a gathering of Nigerians in Vienna, Austria on Sunday was interrupted by agitators for Biafran separation from Nigeria. Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) disrupted the event, informing Onyeama of a litany of grievances against Nigeria. When the minister tried to address the issues that they raised, he was shouted down …

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Amnesty International calls for investigation of the killing of pro-Biafran protesters

Nigeria: Killing of unarmed pro-Biafra supporters by military must be urgently investigated 10 June 2016 An on-the-ground investigation by Amnesty International has confirmed that the Nigerian army gunned down unarmed people ahead of last month’s planned pro-Biafran commemoration events in Onitsha, Anambra state. Evidence gathered from eyewitnesses, morgues and hospitals confirms that between 29-30 May 2016, the Nigerian military opened …

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