S’East Region Lockdown: IPOB declares ‘sit-at-home’ on Tuesday, same day as Buhari’s trip to Imo

The banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says there will be a sit-at-home protest in the South-East on Tuesday. In an issued statement yesterday, IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, said the sit-at-home order is in solidarity with its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who will appear in court the same day. The spokesperson said it is in line with its existing order that the region should be on lockdown any day the IPOB leader is scheduled to appear in court and warned residents of the South-East States to desist from defiling the sit-at-home…

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2023: IPOB rejects Peter Obi, Igbo presidency

The banned Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), has described as “laughable” a statement credited to the National Secretary, ‘Miyetti-Allah Kautal Hore’ Fulani socio-cultural association, Saleh Alhassan, linking it to the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi’s ‘OBIdient’ movement. In an issued press statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB warned that nobody should drag or link it with the politics of Obi. The group rejected the Labour Party presidential candidate, or any president of Igbo extraction, saying Nigeria was irredeemable. It said Alhassan’s statement was an insult to…

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Enugu: One killed, arms, loot recovered in raid of IPOB/ESN camp – Police

The Police in Enugu State have said they raided the camp of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Eastern Security Network (ESN), in Agu-Ibeje forest, Enugu-Ezike, Igbo-Eze North local government area in Enugu State. The State’s Police Command spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, yesterday said the Command’s tactical squads and ‘Operation Restore Peace’ carried out a tactical and intelligence-driven dusk-to-dawn raid on the IPOB/ESN camp between August 11 and 12. According to him, the raid was in pursuance of the crime-fighting strategies devised by the State’s Commissioner of Police,…

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“Keep off Nnamdi Kanu’s case” – Coalition of 52 Northern Groups tell UN

A Coalition of 52 Northern Group, (CNG), has warned the Federal Government to be wary of the United Nations (UN)’s interest in the case of the detained leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.  The CNG equally cautioned officials of the UN to keep off Nigeria’s internal affairs, particularly Kanu’s case. This is even as the 52 organisations accused the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) of deception, saying that its failure to execute the threat to embark on a 3-day nationwide strike two weeks after its public…

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FG asks Google to delete IPOB materials from its platforms

The Federal Government has said it is collaborating with the global internet company, Google, to curb the excesses of subversive YouTube channels, being used to spread hate speech and misinformation against Nigeria. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this yesterday, during a courtesy call on him by a delegation from the global tech company in Abuja. He expressed delight that both the Federal Government and Google shared the same concern on the responsible use of social media. The Minister stated that Google had become a platform of…

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Terrorists’ threat: ‘Release Nnamdi Kanu’ – IPOB tells DSS

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has demanded the immediate release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, from detention by the Department of State Services (DSS), over rising insecurity. IPOB, in a press statement issued yesterday by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, said its attention had been drawn to the sudden closure of all the government public schools operating in Abuja because of the threats from terrorists to take over Abuja and entire Nigeria. “IPOB, therefore, demands the immediate release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, from the DSS dungeon in Abuja…

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IPOB reacts as UN asks FG to release Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), has commended the United Nations, (UN), for asking the Federal Government to release its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The banned group expressed hope that the Federal Government would comply with the call and release Kanu. The UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention had called on the Nigerian Government to release Kanu unconditionally. However, the IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, said: “It is indeed a great milestone for our leader, Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB and Biafrans worldwide. “It is our hope that Nigeria,…

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Insecurity: “Cancel your planned South-East visit”, IPOB tells British envoy

…Warns of assassination plot The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has advised the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, to cancel her planned visit to the south-eastern part of the country. IPOB made the call after it raised the alarm over an alleged plot to assassinate Laing during her visit to the region. According to an issued statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, yesterday, the proscribed group claimed it got the information through its intelligence arm, the M-Branch, revealing that the idea is to assassinate the envoy in the…

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Enugu: 748 ballot boxes, 240 cubicles burnt, as IPOB hoodlums again set INEC office ablaze

Hoodlums have razed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Igboeze-North local government area of Enugu State. This came barely weeks after the INEC State Headquarters was attacked and vehicles and other valuables torched. INEC National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education Committee, Barr. Festus Okoye disclosed this in an issued press statement yesterday in Abuja. According to him, the attack occurred on Sunday night, destroying about 748 ballot boxes and 240 voting cubicles in the process. The statement partly reads: “Recall that on May 23, 2021,…

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South-East Unrest: Buhari reads Riot Act to IPOB, others over killing of woman, 4 children in Anambra

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised criminals responsible for the gruesome murder of a pregnant northern woman, identified as Fatima, along with her four children in Anambra State, that they will face a tough response from the security forces. According to an issued statement from the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, warned the perpetrators of the dastardly act to expect a tough response from the security forces. He, however, cautioned against any knee-jerk reactions, the creation of panic, disruption of lives and livelihoods, or even retaliatory…

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