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Hope Uzodinma: Running scared of IPOB

21 September 2021 Hope Uzodinma, aka “the Supreme Court governor” of Imo State, is said to be afraid to visit his hometown of Omuma, in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State because of the threat posed by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) or their armed wing the Eastern Security Network (ESN). IPOB are seeking the secession of …

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Why support for secession is growing in southeast Nigeria

17 September 2021 ‘I don’t think Nigerians want a broken country. They think the country is already broken and they’re protesting it.’ When President Muhammadu Buhari flew into southeastern Imo State last week to commission a handful of development projects, he was greeted by deserted streets and shuttered businesses: Residents were demonstrating against his leadership by staying at home. Dressed …

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A breakdown of Biafra separatism, and where Kanu fits into the picture

20 August 2021 Nnamdi Nwannekaenyi Okwu Kanu is currently one of the most controversial figures in Nigeria. He is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, one of the Biafra separatist organisations, as well as the director of Radio Biafra. He was born in 1967 in present-day Abia state, South-East Nigeria, to parents from a family of royalty. Kanu was an alumnus …

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Nigeria cracks down on separatists as security issues mount in the north

22 July 2021 The arrest of another separatist activist wanted by Nigeria sends a clear message that President Buhari won’t tolerate secessionist aspirations. But critics say there’s much more at play than just arresting figureheads. Yoruba Nation activist Sunday Adeyemo, known popularly in Nigeria as Sunday Igboho, was arrested in neighboring Benin on Monday evening, according to media reports. He …

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What drives the Indigenous People of Biafra’s relentless efforts for secession

16 July 2021 In late June, Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, was rearrested. He was first arrested back in October 2015 for treasonable felony as well as disturbing the peace and violations of human rights. He jumped bail and fled Nigeria in 2017. Kanu’s rearrest was greeted with euphoria in government circles. This is because he has established himself …

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Wole Soyinka: Nnamdi Kanu was kidnapped

7 July 2021 Wole Soyinka spoke to the BBC about the recent abduction of Biafran separatist Nnamdi Kanu calling it a “kidnap”. The Nobel Prize in Literature winner predicted that there would be an outcry when the truth about how Kanu was captured is revealed. Kanu was reportedly based in the United Kingdom and had a British passport, while leading …

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Biafran Remembrance Day and fascism

31 May 2021 30 May is meant to commemorate the millions of people who died on the Biafran side during the Nigerian civil war between 1967 and 1970. This year, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the leading separatist group, is remembering war victims over two days, with a candlelit march on Sunday evening and a strict order for people …

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Police fire stun grenades and rubber bullets at IPOB protesters in Pretoria demanding Nigerian President Buhari “takes a DNA test”

4 October 2019 As police clashed with protesters outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria, Nigerian President Buhari faced a raft of strange accusations on Thursday. Granted, things get a little crazy with politics in South Africa. But it seems our Nigerian brothers and sisters are taking things one step further. As President Buhari came to give a speech in Pretoria following …

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