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Nnamdi Kanu, Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen & the “Dubai Strategy”

27 January 2019 Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), returned to the United Kingdom yesterday from Israel, where he has been holed up for several months after the Nigerian army raided his compound in Abia State in September 2017. But before Kanu’s arrival in the UK, where he is also a citizen, …

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Human Rights Watch World Report 2019: Nigeria

18 January 2019 Human Rights Watch published their 674-page World Report 2019, the 29th edition, yesterday. We reproduce some key parts of the section on Nigeria below. Heightened political tensions ahead of the 2019 elections in which President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking re-election defined Nigeria’s rights landscape in 2018. Despite notable military advances, and apparently premature proclamations of Boko Haram’s defeat by government …

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Jubril al-Sudani, the Buhari joke that has gone too far

3 December 2018 I have thus far refrained from talking about Jubril al-Sudani, because it is bunkum. And I was quite glad that President Muhammadu Buhari had also ignored it, or, appeared to have. Until yesterday. Now he has spoken, and the cat has been set amongst the pigeons, as it were. There are three threads to this story: 1 — Jubril …

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Nnamdi Kanu: Where is the DNA evidence?

2 December 2018 Last week Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), promised to “unmask with DNA evidence” the “impostor Jubril from Sudan” who has allegedly been used by the “Fulani cabal” to replace President Muhammadu Buhari.  Buhari, as the Kanu tall tales go, died in January last year and rather than let …

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AFP Fact Check shows Nnamdi Kanu is lying about Buhari/Jubril

30 November 2018 There’s no evidence that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has died and been replaced by a lookalike Several high-profile figures in Nigeria, including a former government minister, have claimed President Muhammadu Buhari has died and has been replaced by a lookalike. Social media posts repeating claims that the leader of Africa’s most populous nation is an imposter called “Jubril” …

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Nnamdi Kanu’s Biafran bark is looking worse than his bite

4 November 2018 Nnamdi Kanu, who calls himself the “leader” of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was back on Radio Biafra yesterday evening, spitting fire and brimstone about Biafran “restoration”, claiming that it was “scriptural” as “the time has come for Chukwu Okike Abiama to gather his people to return them where they belong”. This place of belonging is …

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Nnamdi Kanu makes questionable claims on Israeli TV

29 October 2018 Nnamdi Kanu, the fugitive leader of separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was interviewed on Kan 11, Israel’s state-owned TV station yesterday, and he had a few things to say that may not go down well among his Igbo brethren that he claims he wants to liberate from Nigeria. Kanu, who has been missing since the …

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Nnamdi Kanu blows hard on his return to Radio Biafra

21 October 2018 Nnamdi Kanu, the self-styled leader of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), spoke to his followers on the internet-based Radio Biafra for the first time since he was arrested by Nigerian security officials on 18 October 2015.  It was typical blowhard demagoguery, short on substance and must have convinced nobody apart from his fanatical followers. Kanu …

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I can make Nnamdi Kanu abandon Biafra – SKC Ogbonnia

16 September 2018 SKC Ogbonnia, a Houston-based Nigerian who is also running for the presidency, has said that Nnamdi Kanu, the missing leader of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), would abandon the agitation for secession if he could spend an hour with Ogbonnia. Ogbonnia thinks the pro-Biafran campaign is focused on the wrong issues. Ogbonnia is an oil …

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