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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 Naijiant.com 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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Biafran vets tell German reporter: Tools of war must stay in a museum where they belong

In southeastern Nigeria, the separatist IPOB wants a referendum like the unofficial one recently held in Catalonia. But those who remember the Biafran War of fifty years ago worry about rushing into a referendum that could lead to armed conflict. Watch the video below: This video was broadcast by Deutsche Well News – Germany’s international broadcaster. Follow @naijiant

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Nnamdi Kanu is a no-show on court date

The leader of a group calling for the secession of a Nigerian territory formerly known as Biafra did not appear at a court hearing on Tuesday, stoking concerns among his supporters who say they haven’t seen him in weeks. Nnamdi Kanu’s family and backers say they haven’t heard from him since what they described as a military raid on his …

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British MP David Lammy challenges the UK govt on Nigeria’s use of force against Igbo civilians

Labour Party MP David Lammy, who has represented Tottenham since 2000, has questioned the British government over the Nigerian military’s use of force to quell separatist agitation in the southeast region. A significant number of black people and specifically the Nigerian diaspora live in Lammy’s north London constituency.  It is likely he was prompted to intervene by those constituents.  The …

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Ohanaeze’s John Nnia Nwodo airs his half-baked “restructuring” recipe at Chatham House

Nigeria’s elite love nothing more than a speech at Chatham House, aka the Royal Institute of International Affairs, in St James’s Square at the heart of London. Speaking there conveys a sense of gravitas and international respectability.  Presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari made an appearance in February 2015 to claim that the collapse of the Berlin Wall convinced him about the …

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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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Pro-Biafrans make their voices heard at the seat of the British govt

Nnamdi Kanu and his separatist movement, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who want southeast Nigeria to secede from the rest of the country, may have been silenced in Nigeria following the military raid on Kanu’s house in Afaraukwu, Abia State last week, and the decision to by the Nigerian government to proscribe the organisation.  But this didn’t stop the …

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“Nnamdi Kanu disappointed me” – pro-Biafran activist

As Nnamdi Kanu turns into a fugitive, on the run from the Nigerian military who raided his home in Afaraukwu, Abia State last week, a fierce debate is raging among those who supported his separatist cause. Kanu is the self-appointed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), advocating the secession of southeast Nigeria, who are majority Igbos, from the …

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Bianca Ojukwu slams decision to label IPOB a terrorist group

Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of the Biafran leader Emeka Ojukwu, has criticised the decision of the Nigerian military and governors of the southeast states in Nigeria to tag the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a “militant terrorist organisation”. Her late husband led the doomed attempt by the southeast region to secede which resulted in the Nigerian civil war …

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