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France returns 26 treasures looted from Benin

France returns 26 treasures looted from Benin

France has handed back 26 treasures that were looted from Benin during the colonial period, fulfilling a promise made by President Emmanuel Macron to restore a lost part of Africa’s heritage. Benin President Patrice Talon and Culture Minister Jean-Michel Abimbola [...]

November 10, 2021 Africa, Colonial era
Independence Day Address By President Muhammadu Buhari

Independence Day Address By President Muhammadu Buhari

INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTY FIRST INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY, FRIDAY 1ST OCTOBER, 2021. Citizens of Nigeria. It is with full gratitude to God that today, [...]

October 2, 2021 Post-independence
Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu: Abia Has Become Miyetti Allah Cattle Market

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, on Monday says Abia State has changed from ‘Gods own state’ to Miyetti Allah-owned cattle market. He said this in a statement, titled, “Finally the reason why they initiated [...]

July 1, 2020 Nigerian-Biafran War
Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu To FG: Invite Us To Negotiate Peaceful Exit Of Biafra

THE leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has condemned the arrest of the convener of the Katsina protest over the unending killings of the people there, saying that more protest would be witnessed in the [...]

June 19, 2020 Nigerian-Biafran War
IPOB

FG’s Blackmail Against IPOB Backfired, Says Ohanaeze

Sequel to the declaration on Sunday, by the Federal Government that the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, is waging war against Nigeria, the IPOB founder, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday, reacted to the government for ‘ confirming that his group is [...]

June 9, 2020 Nigerian-Biafran War
Nnamdi Kanu's Mother Dies

BREAKING!!! Biafra : Nnamdi Kanu’s Mother Dies In Germany (Video)

Nnamdi Kanu’s Mother Dies: The mother of the leader of Indigenous People Of Biafra, Ugoeze Sally Nmeme Kanu has died in Germany, Igbere TV reports. This was made known by his son, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, via a video he posted [...]

October 20, 2019 Nigerian-Biafran War
Ohanaeze youths

Igbo Presidency gaining momentum across board – Ohanaeze youths

Ohanaeze youths, on Wednesday, said Nigerians preferred the 2023 Igbo Presidency more than the pursuit of the creation of the sovereign state of Biafra by IPOB. The group made this known through a press statement signed by its President-General and [...]

October 9, 2019 Nigerian-Biafran War
Nnamdi Kanu Leads Delegation To US For UN General Assembly

Nnamdi Kanu Leads Delegation To US For UN General Assembly

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu would lead other members of the group to the United Nations General Assembly slated for New York, United States of America. The Media and Publicity Secretary of the group, Emma [...]

September 24, 2019 Nigerian-Biafran War
Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu: Buhari Encircled And Trapped In His Yokohama Hotel Hideout

Nnamdi Kanu: How come all of their so-called Elites, Intellectuals, Professors, Academics, Opinion Leaders, Politicians, Royal Fathers, Pundits, Pastors, Native Doctors, are silent as their government keeps on dishing out lies upon lies, deceit upon deceit, fake picture after fake [...]

August 30, 2019 Nigerian-Biafran War
IPOB Bans Buhari

IPOB Bans Buhari, Buratai From Foreign Trips – Nnamdi Kanu

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has banned President Muhammadu Buhari from travelling outside the country, The group also placed a similar ban on Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Nigeria’s Chief of Army staff, from any foreign trip. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, [...]

August 19, 2019 Nigerian-Biafran War
IPOB Lacks the Power to Track Down

IPOB Lacks the Power to Track Down any South-East Governor Anywhere in the World—Umahi

Says Assaulting us abroad not the solution to agitation – S’East govs Meanwhile, the South-East Governors Forum on Saturday said the IPOB order directing its members to attack them anywhere abroad would not solve the problem of their agitation for [...]

August 19, 2019 General, Nigerian-Biafran War
Nnamdi Kanu

Ekweremadu: Nnamdi Kanu Collected Bribe Against Igbo Presidency – Adeyanju

Convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, on Sunday reiterated his claim that leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, collected money from Northerners to ensure an Igbo man never becomes Nigeria’s President. Adeyanju said the attack on [...]

August 19, 2019 Nigerian-Biafran War

Nigerian Army redeploys generals, appoints new commander for Boko Haram war

The Nigerian Army has announced yet another set of postings which centred largely around the Boko Haram war in the North-east. The reshuffle, which took effect from August 14, comes amidst pressure on the military to end the 10-year insurgency [...]

August 15, 2019 Military era
Femi Fani Kayode

Jan 1966 Coup And Biafra: A morning of horror and the slaughter of a people

May 30th, 2019 represents the 52nd anniversary of the declaration of the Republic of Biafra. Fani-Kayode I have written the following contribution to help mark that day. I hope it goes a long way to show where and when the [...]

June 23, 2019 Early History of Nigeria, General

JIHAD THROUGH PEACE by Azzaman Azzaman

“Since we can not conquer you through war , we will conquer you through Peace. You would not unite round a leader and their would be high immorality among you”- Othman Danfodio, 1804 JIHAD. After 1 month of Incantations using [...]

June 23, 2019 Early History of Nigeria
ksnu

Nnamdi Kanu Shares New Photos With Wife

Nnamdi Kanu has reacted to his leaked video with his wife. The IPOB leader’s video was leaked yesterday and it went viral. The initial video shows the wife sucking him and another after video where the wife said why does [...]

April 13, 2019 Nigerian-Biafran War
Igbo Landing

A Brief History Of The Igbo Landing

Ibo Landing: May 1803 will forever be remembered in black history as one that showed the courage of the black race in the face of subjection. During the transatlantic slave trade in Nigeria, the Igbo tribe were revered because they [...]

March 6, 2019 History

Nnamdi Kanu to speak on elections boycott

ENUGU—The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is to speak on a phone-in radio programme from Israel at about 6pm on Saturday. The programme is to enable him address issues relating to the threat to [...]

January 10, 2019 Nigerian-Biafran War

Court fixes February to hear suit seeking Biafra republic

Specifically, the plaintiff wants an actualisation of the sovereign state of Biafra through legal means. In its counter affidavit to the preliminary objection filed by the Federal Government, the plaintiff argued: “If Biafra is carved out of the present Nigeria [...]

November 30, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

Nnamdi Kanu: Defence team makes a U-turn on Orji Kalu’s summons

The defence team of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, has dropped its push to have a former Governor of Abia State Orji Kalu appear before the Federal High Court in Abuja and testify about [...]

November 14, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

Nnamdi Kanu threatens to expose Buhari

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to reveal a deep secret about President Muhammadu Buhari. IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, stated this in a press statement made available to newsmen on [...]

November 7, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

Abuja protests: Police arraign 130 Shiite members

The police on Thursday arraigned about 130 protesting members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria also known as Shiites before the Magistrates’ Court in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja. They were arraigned on charges bordering on their alleged involvement in protests [...]

November 2, 2018 History

‘Nnamdi Kanu lacks capacity to declare Republic of Biafra’

A coalition of pro-Biafra groups rose from their meeting in Enugu yesterday declaring that leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu lacked the capacity to declare republic of Biafra without consultation with Igbo critical stakeholders. They stated [...]

October 27, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

Nigerian court is a Kangaroo court, I did not jump bail, says Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has vowed not to return to the federal high court in Abuja where he was standing trial before he left the country. The federal government had charged him with treason [...]

October 22, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

Nnamdi Kanu’s sudden ‘return’ stirs fresh worries in South East

A curious combination of tension and excitement has enveloped the South East following the sudden “resurfacing” on Friday of the Supreme Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. This is as the group confirmed yesterday that [...]

October 21, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

Orji Kalu to appear in court over Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts

A former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, will on November 14, 2018, appear in Federal High court Abuja,before His Lordship Hon. Justice B. M Nyako, to say what he knows about the missing leader of the Indigenous People [...]

October 13, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

12 Igbo groups back IPOB’s September 14 sit-at-home order

The Indigenous People of Biafra’s (IPOB’s) September 14, 2018, sit-at-home order received a boost yesterday as 12 Igbo groups met in Enugu and endorsed the move. The meeting, held at the residence of Deputy Leader of Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA), [...]

September 11, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

Biafra: South-East governors are cowards – Zionists

The leadership of the Biafra Zionists Federation, BZF, on Monday came hard on the South-East Governors and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo over their silence eight days after the group’s leader, Barr. Benjamin Onwuka was picked by security forces.   Onwuka was [...]

August 28, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

114 pro-Biafra women arraigned in Owerri magistrate court, remanded in prison

The Nigerian Police, Monday arraigned 114 pro-Biafra women in an Owerri Magistrate court. The protesters were arrested Friday, August 17 during a peaceful protest to demand a date for Biafra referendum, as well as the whereabouts of IPOB leader, Mazi [...]

August 21, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

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