BIAFRA CANNOT BE ACHIEVED SOUTH EAST LEADERS ONLY WANT MONEY -OLISA AGBAKOBA

Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, has declared that Biafra is not realistic based on his experience as an Igbo man and an ex-Biafran soldier. Agbakoba also stated Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Independent people of Biafra (IPOB) was going about his agitation wrongly. ”The problem of Nigeria is marginalisation…exclusion. Some are chopping, others are not. There are about 65 million unemployed youths in the country. “If I was president, I will speak with negotiate Nnamdi Kanu and offer him deals. I will not glorify him but I will tell him that he…

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NWODO TO IGBO: LET’S FORGET BIAFRA AND INSIST ON RESTRUCTURING

John Nwodo, president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, says the Igbo should forget about Biafra and push for restructuring. Nwodo said this on Thursday while speaking at the 3rd inauguration of the state and local government executives of the Abia state chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo. The president-general said the realisation of Biafra was a “tall order” which would not be in the overall interest of the Igbo in their socio-economic and political relationships with other Nigerians. “We should forget Biafra and insist on restructuring. We must seek for peaceful ways of resolving…

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ALLOW IGBOS TO GO, NIGER DELTA MILITANTS TELL FG

THE Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators has called on the Federal Government to allow the Igbo ethic group to leave Nigeria in order to avoid a civil war that could claim millions of lives. They also condemned the attack on security agents and the Hausa community by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra. It expressed shock that IPOB members could extend their aggression to Oyigbo Local Government Area in Rivers State, a Niger Delta State. Making their position known through a statement on Monday, which was signed by 13…

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NEW IGBO GROUP SET TO MEET HAUSA YOUTHS

New group “NDI IGBO PEACE MOVEMENT” set to meet AREWA YOUTHs, Canvasses for peace amidst the recent violence in the country. As part of efforts in ensuring that peace and unity prevail in the country, a group known as “Ndi IGBO Peace Movement” has embark on a peace Movement to leverage the recent violence going on in some of the eastern states and major igbo zones in the country. Here’s is press release from the group. “Over the past couple of weeks, citizens of our dear Igbo Ethnic Nationality have…

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OHANEZE PROTESTS OVER RECENT REORGANISATION IN NNPC, CONDEMNS MARGINALISATION OF IGBOS

Olusola Fabiyi, Fidelis Soriwei and Okechukwu Nnodim, The apex socio-political organisation for the Igbo, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has appealed to President Muhammedu Buhari to revisit the recent reorganisation at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in the interest of peace, unity and good governance. Ohanaeze decried in a statement by its President-General, Chief John Nwodo, in Abuja on Sunday, the consistent and unrepentant display of disdain for the South-East by the Buhari administration as displayed in the recent reorganisation at the NNPC. The apex body said it had thought that after…

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NORTHERN ELDERS ATTACK OHANEZE, “YOU ARE TRIVIALIZING CRIMINALITY”

Eniola Akinkuotu, Adelani Adepegba and Ogbonnaya Ikokwu The Northern Elders Forum on Sunday condemned the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, for criticising the Federal Government’s plan to re-arrest the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, had accused the Federal Government of bias, double standard and violation of Kanu’s fundamental human rights, especially after refusing to arrest the Arewa youths whom he said threatened the Igbo. However, the Chairman of NEF, Mr. Paul Unongo, said the northern elders were…

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FG ASKS COURT TO REVOKE KANU’S BAIL

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal Government has finally asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to revoke the bail granted the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Mr. Namdi Kanu, who is being prosecuted along with others on treasonable felony charges. The prosecution made this request in an application it filed before the court and served on Kanu on Friday. Saturday PUNCH had exclusively reported in its July 22, 2017 edition that there were plans by the Federal Government to ask court to revoke the bail granted Kanu on…

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COALITION OF NORTHERN GROUPS WITHDRAW QUIT NOTICE TO IGBOS

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Coalition of Northern Groups has withdrawn the quit notice given to the Igbo living in northern part of the country to leave before October 1. The withdrawal of the quit notice was announced in Abuja on Thursday evening by the leaders of the group at a press conference. Before the announcement was made, the group members had met with the Governor of Borno State, who is also the Chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum, Mallam Ibrahim Shetima and a former Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Kabiru Gaya.…

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NORTHERN YOUTHS TO WITHDRAW QUIT NOTICE TODAY

Barring any last minute change of mind, the Coalition of Northern Youth Groups (CNYG) will today suspend a clause in its Kaduna declaration, otherwise known as ‘quit notice’ issued Nigerians of the Igbo extraction to leave the 19 Northern states by October 1, LEADERSHIP gathered yesterday. A source who is privy to the activities of the coalition told this paper that the Northern youths have concluded plans to announce the suspension of the ‘quit notice’ at an international press conference in Abuja today. According to the source who preferred not…

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IPOB HASN’T CANCELLED ELECTION BOYCOTT, DECISION YET TO BE TAKEN- PROF NWALA

The media was agog yesterday, Friday, following the meeting of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Maazi Nnamdi Kanu and the Leadership of the Ala-Igbo Development Foundation, with reports that Nnamdi Kanu had withdrawn his threat to boycott Anambra state election. According to reports, the President of the organization, Prof. Uzodimma Nwala was quoted as saying “after much deliberation, IPOB has assured it won’t disrupt Anambra state governorship election.” However, the statement accredited to Prof Uzodimma in media reports is a contrasting twist to what both Nnamdi…

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