• Recession, Nigeria’s nemesis for fighting Biafra, says Kanu

    Recession, Nigeria’s nemesis for fighting Biafra, says Kanu

    Emmanuel Kanu, a sibling to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on Sunday described recession in the country as Nigeria’s nemesis for fighting Biafra.

    In a press statement in Awka, Anambra State, Emmanuel said more plagues would befall the country if the authorities fail to free his brother and allow Biafra be.

    The statement read, “The family members of the leader of the indigenous people of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu who is being detained illegally in Kuje prison, […]

  • FG re-arraigns Kanu, as another IPOB leader faces terrorism charges

    FG re-arraigns Kanu, as another IPOB leader faces terrorism charges

    According to reports, the Federal Government on Tuesday re-arraigned leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, along with other accused on charges that include terrorism, before the third judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

    The accused were re-arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako on amended 11 counts, comprising terrorism, treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, illegal possession of firearms and improper importation of goods.

    All the counts were in connection with the accused persons’ alleged […]

  • IPOB rejects new judge for Kanu

    IPOB rejects new judge for Kanu

    According to reports, the Indigenous People of Biafra on Tuesday rejected Justice Binta Nyako as the new judge in the case involving its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

    This was contained in statement signed by IPOB’s Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful.

    The group said, “The appointment of Justice Binta Nyako as the trial judge for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s case was masterminded by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

    “The appointment came after the harassment and the intimidation of the judges who were working tirelessly to address […]

  • Stop harassing judicial officers – Kanu tells FG

    Stop harassing judicial officers – Kanu tells FG

    The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday told the Federal Government to stop what he called the harassment of judicial officers handling his case.

    The IPOB leader, who has already initiated a contempt proceeding against the Federal Government following its refusal to obey the orders made by Justice Adetokunbo Ademola directing his unconditional release, pointed out that the recent invasion of the judge’s residence by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), was partly […]

  • DSS arrested me because of Tinubu, Dasuki, Malami, Kanu – Justice Ademola

    DSS arrested me because of Tinubu, Dasuki, Malami, Kanu – Justice Ademola

    Adeniyi Ademola, one of the judges of the Federal High Court, arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS, last weekend, has said he was being tried for granting bail to ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki and ruling that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, be freed.

    In a letter dated October 11, addressed to Mahmoud Mohammed, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ademola said he was held for over 24 hours before he was told the reason why he […]

  • Justice Ademola arrested for granting Kanu bail, says IPOB

    Justice Ademola arrested for granting Kanu bail, says IPOB

    According to reports, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has allegedly linked Justice Ademola’s arrest with the unconditional bail he had earlier granted Nnamdi Kanu which the Federal Government rejected.

    A statement from IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group noted that Kanu has spent one year in detention illegally while the court of competent jurisdiction granted him unconditional release on 16th and 17th December 2015 by magistrate and federal high court Abuja but since then federal government, APC […]

  • Kanu slams contempt proceedings on FG, DSS

    Kanu slams contempt proceedings on FG, DSS

    According to reports, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has slammed contempt proceedings on the Federal Government and the Department of State Services (DSS) for disobeying an order by Justice Adeniyi Ademola of an Abuja Federal High Court, for his unconditional release.

    In the contempt proceedings initiated before a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama, Abuja, the IPOB leader joined the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Director General of the Department of State […]

  • Soludo tells Buhari to release Nnamdi Kanu

    Soludo tells Buhari to release Nnamdi Kanu

    A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Charles Soludo, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the immediate release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

    Soludo said this in Abuja on Thursday at the presentation a book entitled, ‘The Politics of Biafra and the Future of Nigeria,’ written by Chudi Offodile.

    The former CBN governor said Kanu was not popular until security agents arrested him last year.

    He recalled that Chief Obafemi Awolowo was imprisoned […]

  • IPOB leader Kanu’s treason trial continues despite judge’s withdrawal

    IPOB leader Kanu’s treason trial continues despite judge’s withdrawal

    It was gathered that the treason trial of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, will still go on despite the withdrawal of Justice John Tsoho of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court from the case, lawyers have said.

    On Monday, Justice Tsoho stepped down from the case following Kanu’s petition to the National Judicial Council, demanding the judge’s probe.

    In the petition through his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the IPOB leader said the judge gave parallel judgments […]

  • TRIPOB, IPOB disagree on alleged plot to kill Kanu

    TRIPOB, IPOB disagree on alleged plot to kill Kanu

    According to reports, the Re-branded Indigenous People of Biafra, TRIPOB, has described as false, an allegation by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, that the Directorate of State Services, DSS and Nigeria Prison Services, NPS, planned to kill its leader, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu in Kuje Prisons, Abuja.

    Meanwhile, the group has announced its plan to launch a Food Citadel Programme, FCP, at Enugu on January 15, 2017, in replacement of its ‘surrender ceremony’ originally scheduled for that date.

    The Indigenous People of […]

  • I’ll rather die than renounce Biafra – Kanu

    I’ll rather die than renounce Biafra – Kanu

    Detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and Nnamdi Kanu has asserted that IPOB is not in the business of betrayal and as such would rather prefer to die than to renounce Biafra and abandon the struggle for its restoration.

    In a press statement signed by its spokespersons, Emma Nmezu and Dr. Clifford Iroanya, in reaction to the recent statement credited to members of the Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta, MEND, to the effect that a negotiation could […]