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Uwazuruike alleged to have duped MASSOB members

A source close to Ralph Uwazuruike has revealed to Naijiant how the founder of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), a group advocating for the secession from Nigeria and sovereignty of southeastern Nigeria, pocketed funds raised by the group from members. The source alleged that Uwazuruike recruited many traders from the southeast, especially Onitsha, …

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Obasanjo’s secret Biafra negotiations

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo was in Aba, Abia State last week. Officially, the reason for the visit was to commission a road being built by the governor Okezie Ikpeazu. But we have been informed that Obasanjo was sent to Aba by President Muhammadu Buhari to explore means to defuse the pro-Biafra protests that have taken the southeast region by storm. …

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Biafra: Facing down Nigeria’s ghosts

I attended a seminar called “Nigeria: Africa’s superpower?” at the British Museum in London in June 2010 in which one of the Nigerians in the audience, a Catholic priest, said that Nigeria is not progressing because of the genocide committed against Igbos during the civil war and that the blood of those that died will not set the country free. …

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IPOB planning “serious” Abuja protest this weekend

A source close to Nnamdi Kanu has informed us that if he is not released from custody there will be a “serious demonstration in Abuja this weekend. A High Court in Abuja yesterday ordered the release of pro-Biafran activist Kanu from detention. Kanu, who leads the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), had been in the custody of the Department of …

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British MP Angela Rayner on Biafran human rights

British Labour Party MP Angela Rayner, representing Ashton-under-Lyne asked a question about Biafra during a debate in the House of Commons on International Human Rights Day on Thursday. She asked: “On this international human rights day, does the hon. Gentleman agree that the issue of violation of the Igbo tribe‚Äôs human rights needs to be resolved, and that the Biafran …

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Nnamdi Kanu was once pro-Nigeria

The detained leader of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu was once an advocate of Nigerian unity and even led a pro-Nigeria peace rally in front of the Nigerian High Commission in London in 2012. At the rally Kanu called for the government to address the killings by Boko Haram terrorists in order to stop the country …

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Wole Soyinka on Biafra

Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka has added his voice to the recent agitation for Biafra in many parts of southeast Nigeria. In an interview with a Lagos TV station today he said that he wrote during the Nigerian civil war that the “idea of Biafra cannot be defeated”. He felt then that you may kill the people behind the idea, …

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The new Biafra movement seems to be growing

The arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the self-proclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), by Nigerian intelligence agents on 17 October has given life to separatist sentiments among many Igbos that just won’t go away. There have been huge protests demanding Kanu’s release, including one today at the British High Commission in Abuja, and now the foreign media has …

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Protests in Biafra: Go your own way

The agitation for Biafra has increased in southeast Nigeria since the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the self-proclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Lagos on 17 October. This agitation can no longer be ignored by the international media. The Economist magazine weighs in with this article. Half a century after the war, angry Biafrans are agitating again …

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DSS files application to withdraw case against Kanu

The Department of State Services (DSS) have filed to withdraw the case against the leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB). Kanu was charged with criminal conspiracy and criminal intimidation and appeared in the Chief Magistrate Court today. The prosecution then applied to withdraw the case because they had uncovered new facts that required further investigation. This is in …

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