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Buhari speaks on Biafran agitation and silent on Fulani terror

President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken out against those protesting in favour of Biafra breaking away from Nigeria. He said in a statement: “The corporate existence of Nigeria as a single entity is not a subject of debate and will not be compromised”. He has strangely remained silent on something else that continues to threaten the corporate existence of Nigeria. On …

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Nnamdi Kanu appears in court today

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the separatist Independent People of Biafra (IPOB and director of Radio Biafra, has finally appeared this morning before the Abuja Chief Magistrate Court, in Wuse 2 in the Nigerian capital. London-based Kanu was arrested by security agents on 17 October in a Lagos hotel and has not been seen since. He was arrested on charges …

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State of origin and the origins of failed states

The position of Naijiant.com in response to those agitating for secession from Nigeria, as articulated on these pages, has always been that the hopes that things would be better in a different configuration are based on the failures of the Nigerian state. If Nigeria had delivered to all its citizens the full rights enshrined in the constitution, separatist movements like …

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DSS fails to produce Kanu for trial

Nigeria’s Department of State Security (DSS) today failed to produce Nnamdi Kanu, the “director” of Radio Biafra, before a magistrate court in Abuja. Kanu, whose group the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are campaigning for secession from Nigeria, was arrested in Lagos on 17 October. He was meant to be standing trial after being charged with criminal conspiracy, intimidation and …

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Pro-Biafran activists submit petition at 10 Downing St

Members of the separatist Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) yesterday submitted a petition at 10 Downing Street, London, the official residence of British Prime Minister David Cameron. The petition called for the release of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu, who was arrested by Nigerian security officials in a Lagos hotel on 17 October and has not been charged. A demonstration by …

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Pro-Biafrans protest at Downing Street, London

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) staged a demonstration today in front of Downing Street, London, near the official residence of UK Prime Minister David Cameron. The protesters demanded the release of their leader Nnamdi Kanu, who has been detained in Nigeria since he was arrested in Lagos on 17 October. They also chanted for “freedom” of Biafra from Nigeria. …

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Nnamdi Kanu in high spirits despite detention

The pro-Biafran activist and leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, who has been in the custody of Nigerian security agents since 17 October, is said to be held in comfortable conditions. A statement by his supporters who visited Kanu which was sent out by the editor of the “Eastern Pilot Biafra” claims that their “Supreme Leader” …

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IPOB members plotting to lynch two governors

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has been informed of a secret plot by members of the separatist movement the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) to lynch the governor and his Anambra State counterpart Willie Obiano. Agents of the Department of State Security (DSS) are reported to have “flooded” into Owerri, the Imo State capital to protect the governor. A …

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Pro-Biafrans planning another London protest

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the separatist organisation formed by Nnamdi Kanu and advocating secession from Nigeria, are planning another protest on Friday 13 November at Number 10 Downing Street, the official residence of the British Prime Minister David Cameron. The IPOB claims in a statement: “We will be presenting a letter to Mr Cameron at 1pm, in response …

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