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Is this why Nnamdi Kanu and Femi Fani-Kayode got on like a house on fire?

9 July 2018 One of Nnamdi Kanu’s first acts on release from Kuje Prison on bail in May 2017 was a visit to former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode.  Fani-Kayode is a rabid critic of Kanu’s jailers – the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari.  Both Kanu and Fani-Kayode are certainly fiery characters and controversial. The former minister called Kanu “the Lion …

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#BiafraHeroesDay marked at London’s Trafalgar Square

Pro-Biafrans created a carnival atmosphere today, 30 May 2018, in front of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square London, as they marked “Biafra Heroes Day” in memory of all those that lost their lives during Nigeria’s deadly civil war from 1967 to 1970, following the doomed attempt by the Eastern Region to secede from the rest of the country. The separatists …

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IPOB planning a “warm welcome” for Buhari in Washington

US-based members of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are planning a “very warm welcome” for President Muhammadu Buhari when he arrives in Washington this weekend for a meeting with US president Donald Trump. Buhari is scheduled to meet Trump on 30 April and the Nigerian ruler plans to fly out tomorrow (the 28th).  A Washington-based IPOB source has …

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Pro-Biafran protesters tell Commonwealth Heads of Govt meeting: “Commonwealth loves wealth more than lives”

Pro-Biafran demonstrators gate-crashed the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting today in  Marlborough House, the organisation’s headquarters in London.  As the Queen of England and Prime Minister Theresa May hosted rulers from the Commonwealth,  Biafran separatists staged a protest across the road in the Pall Mall, with a heavy police presence, barricades and a high fence preventing them from entering the …

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Many prominent Nigerians are not fans of democracy

Many Nigerians in the public eye don’t like democracy. They don’t know that part of democracy is the right to tell people stuff they may be uncomfortable with.  George Orwell  said that: “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” Some of  President Muhammadu Buhari’s biggest critics are just …

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Nigeria’s 2017/18 human rights report card under Buhari by Amnesty International

Amnesty International published today its annual report on human rights for 2017/18.  According to the NGO: Over the past year, leaders have pushed hate, fought against rights, ignored crimes against humanity, and blithely let inequality and suffering spin out of control. This provoked mass protests, showing that while our challenges may never be greater, the will to fight back is …

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Human Rights Watch World Report 2018: Nigeria

Yesterday Human Rights Watch published its 643 page World Report 2018, reviewing events of the past year.  The Nigeria section makes for sober reading. Nigeria Events of 2017 The ongoing Boko Haram conflict in the northeast, cycles of communal violence between pastoralists and farmers, and separatist protests in the south defined Nigeria’s human rights landscape in 2017. Notably absent for much …

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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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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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Press freedom getting worse in Nigeria under Buhari

Nigeria has witnessed a decline in press freedom since last year according to the 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by the NGO, Reporters Without Borders.  The country finished 122nd out of 180 countries in the world rankings. Last year Nigeria was in the 116th position.  President Muhammadu Buhari, a former military dictator, came to power in May 2015 and not …

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