Biafra: How Saraki saved Buhari from being embarrassed by IPOB – Northern Elders

Northern elders under the aegis, Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), have claimed that the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, saved President Muhammadu Buhari from being embarrassed in court by the secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), over its proscription and categorisation as a terrorist group by the Nigerian government. Barely 24 hours after the Nigerian Army pronounced IPOB a terrorist organisation, Saraki came out to condemn the decision and labelled it unconstitutional. The Senate President stated that only the National Assembly, had the right to such pronouncement. The…

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Inspector General of Police promotes slain officer in IPOB/army clash

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has conferred a posthumous promotion on the late Assistant Superintendent of Police, Cyril Nwosu, who was killed when suspected members of IPOB attacked and burnt down the police post in Ariaria Aba. The dead officer, who was yet to be confirmed as a substantive ASP, was confirmed by the IGP during his visit to Abia State to see things for himself and also assess the security situation in the state after the clash. Idris said that the recent crisis in the state was…

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IPOB spreading fake gory videos in social media

The Nigerian Government has accused the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of using fake and doctored videos of mass killings, harvested from other parts of Africa and doctored to look current, to mislead the international community and win their support. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this when he addressed Online Publishers in Lagos on Monday. ”We must warn the nation against IPOB’s next line of action, which is to externalize their lies and propaganda. Now they are writing to the governments and the national parliaments…

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IPOB is internal threat – Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama

Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, has described the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) as internal threat that can be handled by federal government. He said that Nigeria does not require any international help to curb the threat posed by the activities of the secessionist IPOB. Onyeama told journalists at the UN headquarters in New York that the threat from the self-agitation group would be handled. According to him, IPOB is different from the Boko Harm terrorists which main aim was to capture territory and to kill innocent…

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Igbo people resident in northern part spurn IPOB, Kanu

Igbo people resident in northern commercial city of Kano have spurned the activities of Independent Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and its leader, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. Chief Ebenezer Chima, the President-General of Igbo Community Association in Kano state, rejected and dissociated the Igbo from the activities of IPOB. “We want to state categorically here that we, the Igbos residing and doing business in Kano state, unequivocally state that we dissociate ourselves from the activities of IPOB and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. “We are strongly advocating for peace and unity in the…

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IPOB clashes: All Progressives Congress (APC) calls for calm

The All Progressives Congress (APC), has called for calm and restraint from Nigerians, following reports of violent clashes linked to members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Abia and Rivers State. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, made the call in a statement issued to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja. The statement also expressed regret at the incidence at the secretariat of the National Union of Journalist (NUJ) in Umuahia, where some journalists were assaulted. “Commendably, the Nigerian Army has tendered its apology and…

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