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How Brazilian Architecture Redefined Lagos History And Heritage

Following the slave abolition passed on the 25th of March, 1807, there was a wave of liberated Africans returning home that lasted over five decades. Armed with knowledge and technology from former slave ports—Brazil, the Caribbeans and the West Indies—these [...]

July 15, 2018 History

Leaked whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu has vindicated our position, says IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says recent intelligence report on the whereabouts of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, has vindicated its position that the Nigerian Army abducted him. Its Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said this in a statement.According to him, [...]

July 4, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War
MKO Abiola June 12

Uproar as Senators, Reps seek declaration of June 12 polls results

ABUJA—President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to recognise Chief Moshood Abiola’s position in the evolution of the country’s democracy rebounded in the two chambers of the National Assembly yesterday with legislators applauding his decision but questioning his procedure.   MKO Abiola -Died [...]

June 8, 2018 History

1, 000 cyclists in Lagos for World Bicycle Day celebration

Over 1, 000 cyclists from all part of Nigeria are expected to arrive in Lagos this weekend to join  their counterparts across the world to celebrate the World Bicycle Day  slated to take place on Sunday, June 3. The Nigeria Cycling Federation (NCF) [...]

May 31, 2018 History

May 29: Delta Police warns IPOB, others

The Delta State Police Command has warned the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against disturbing the peace and stability of the state during the forthcoming May 29 Democracy day. In a statement in Asaba, yesterday, its spokesman, Andrew Aniamaka, said [...]

May 26, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

‘We’ll declare Biafra’s independence on May 30’

 Biafra’s independence on May 30: The Biafra Zionists Federation (BZF) has said the Federal Government was trying to intimidate its members from carrying out their plans to declare Biafra Republic on May 30 by deploying fighter jets in the zone. [...]

May 25, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

MASSOB, BIM clash over Biafra Day

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has disassociated itself from the Biafra Independence Movement (BIM)’s celebration of 51st anniversary of Biafra on May 22, 2018. In a statement signed by its leader, Comrade Uchenna [...]

May 11, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

Military has turned Nnamdi Kanu, parents into ghosts – Family

Family of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has expressed anger and worry over the conflicting reports concerning his whereabouts. The family, speaking through Prince Emmanuel Kanu, called on the military to tell them where their [...]

April 21, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

IPOB speaks on Buhari’s plan to grant amnesty to insurgents

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to the proposed plan by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to grant amnesty to members of Boko Haram. The IPOB said such a move was a confirmation that the All Progressives Congress, [...]

April 3, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

Agitation for secession not an offence under Nigerian Law – IPOB fires back at court

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has argued that agitation for secession is not an offence under the Nigerian laws. IPOB said this in reaction to the secret trial of its elusive leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s co-defenders, Bright Chimezie, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, [...]

March 24, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

Police: Missing pro-Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu not in our custody

Police in Nigeria’s Southeastern Abia State have reiterated that they do not know the whereabouts of pro-Biafra leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Commissioner of Police Anthony Ogbizi told the local Punch news portal that as far as they were concerned Kanu has [...]

March 19, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

Listen to Ohanaeze, adopt political diplomacy – Buhari Support Organization begs IPOB

The Buhari Support Organisation, BSO, on Sunday appealed to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to adopt political diplomacy rather than get confrontational. BSO urged the group to carefully listen to the elderly and candid advice of Chief John Nnia [...]

March 18, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

Nnamdi Kanu’s brother, Emmanuel, reveals who allegedly kidnapped, sold IPOB leader to military

Prince Emmanuel Kanu, the younger brother of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has alleged that leader of the Biafra Movement, BIM, Ralph Uwazuruike kidnapped the IPOB founder and also sold him to the military. [...]

March 10, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

How IPOB members almost killed me – Prof. Amucheazi

Secretary of Igbo Leaders of Thought, ILT, and former Director-General of the National Orientation Agency, NOA, Prof Elochukwu Amucheazi, has said he nearly lost his life during the reported attack on Igbo leaders by members of pro-Biafra groups at their [...]

March 1, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

Nnamdi Kanu, wife reportedly spotted at suya joint in Ghana

Months after the disappearance of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB front runner has been spotted in Ghana. Reports said that Kanu and his wife, Uchechi are said to be living at an estate, Cantonment, also in Accra, [...]

February 28, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

Kanu’s wife says she lacks knowledge of his whereabouts

Meanwhile, Uchechi Kanu, wife of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said she is not aware of the whereabouts of her husband, adding that she is not sure if he is alive or dead. She [...]

February 20, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

IPOB insists court must deliver its judgment despite Kanu’s missing file

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday asked the Court of Appeal to deliver judgment on its embattled leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, whether his case file was missing or not. IPOB had raised the alarm over the purported disappearance of [...]

February 14, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

Herdsmen killings: Pay back to those who joined Hausa/Fulani to slaughter Igbos in 1967 – MASSOB

Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra MASSOB, has stated that the killing being perpetrated by herdsmen in parts of Benue and Taraba states was a kind of pay back to those who joined Hausa/Fulani to slaughter Igbos [...]

January 15, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

Restructuring debate: IPOB attacks Ohaneze over Yoruba venue

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has attacked the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo for making Lagos State the venue of Thursday’s crucial meeting to discuss restructuring of Nigeria. The group also said majority of Igbo people were firmly behind the [...]

December 14, 2017 Nigerian-Biafran War
Nnamdi Kanu’s family reveals who can disclose IPOB leader’s whereabouts

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu’s family reveals who can disclose IPOB leader’s whereabouts

Family of the elusive leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has insisted that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai knows the whereabouts of the IPOB leader. The family said this while describing as cheap [...]

November 18, 2017 Nigerian-Biafran War
You can’t fool Igbos – MASSOB speaks on Buhari’s visit

You can’t fool Igbos – MASSOB speaks on Buhari’s visit

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, ​yesterday, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the South-East​ cannot “fool” people of the region. The President was in Ebonyi State on Tuesday, from where he proceeded to Anambra [...]

November 16, 2017 Nigerian-Biafran War

Biafra: Sultan of Sokoto speaks on how FG is responsible for Nigeria’s disunity

The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Supreme Council For Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar II, on Wednesday said the injustice in appointments and allocation of resources in the country were responsible for crisis and disunity in the [...]

November 9, 2017 Nigerian-Biafran War

Biafra: Governor Ikpeazu speaks on Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts

Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, on Thursday stated that it was not his responsibility to produce Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Ikpeazu spoke with State House correspondents, after meeting with Vice President [...]

October 27, 2017 Nigerian-Biafran War
DSS stops reporters from covering Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

DSS stops reporters from covering Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

Operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, on Tuesday barred reporters from covering the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, the alleged leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Men of the secret police at the entrance of the court [...]

October 17, 2017 Nigerian-Biafran War
What will happen to IPOB members – Nigerian Army

Biafra: What will happen to IPOB members – Nigerian Army

Following the conclusion of Operation Python Dance II in the South East, the Nigerian Army has revealed that it would soon commence deradicalisation programme for members of the recently proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Director, Nigerian Army Civil-Military Affairs, [...]

October 17, 2017 Nigerian-Biafran War
US dragged to court for not declaring Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB terrorists

US dragged to court for not declaring Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB terrorists

One Nze Charles Ugwu, through his lawyer Simon Kanshio, has taken the US Embassy in Nigeria before a Federal High Court in Abuja, for saying it does not view the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, [...]

October 16, 2017 Nigerian-Biafran War
Senator Abaribe reveals why he’s in trouble over Nnamdi Kanu

Biafra: Senator Abaribe reveals why he’s in trouble over Nnamdi Kanu

Enyinnaya Abaribe, Chairman of South-East Senators’ caucus, has cried out over the disappearance of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu. Abaribe said those who signed Kanu’s bail bond to complete his release from prison were [...]

October 8, 2017 Nigerian-Biafran War
Attahiru Bafarawa

Bafarawa speaks on Biafra agitation, says 2018 budget will be Buhari’s last

Attahiru Bafarawa, former governor of Sokoto State, has ​reacted to the agitation by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. ​He warned against use of force against the agitators and advised government to dialogue with the group. ”​When Obasanjo was in [...]

October 7, 2017 Nigerian-Biafran War
Nigerian Army speaks on Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts

Biafra: Nigerian Army speaks on Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts

Nigerian Army speaks on Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts: The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, has maintained that family of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu knows where Kanu is hiding. Usman urged Nigerians [...]

October 6, 2017 Nigerian-Biafran War
Protesters storm British High Commission, insist UK must produce Kanu to face trial in Nigeria

Biafra: Protesters storm British High Commission, insist UK must produce Kanu to face trial in Nigeria

Despite the Thursday’s heavy downpour in Abuja, protesters numbering over 1,000 stormed the Bristish High Commission to demand the extradition of Nnamdu Kanu of the Indigenous People of Biafra back to Nigeria to face charges. The protesters expressed disappointment with [...]

October 5, 2017 Nigerian-Biafran War
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