• Italians set to vote in referendum that may spark crises in Europe

    Italians set to vote in referendum that may spark crises in Europe

    Italians are set to cast their vote in a historic referendum on which the exact details of the question they are voting on are quite technical – whether or not to accept constitutional reforms promoted by the centre-left prime minister, Matteo Renzi.

    But the outcome could have significant political and economic consequences – not just for Italy, but for financial markets and the future of the euro.

    Renzi has staked his legitimacy on the vote and declared he will resign if the […]

  • National Assembly, not Buhari to determine Biafra referendum – IPOB

    National Assembly, not Buhari to determine Biafra referendum – IPOB

    According to reports, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has tackled President Muhammadu Buhari over his dismissal of the call for a referendum on Biafra’s self-determination, saying referendum does not require presidential approval but an enabling law by the National Assembly.

    President Buhari had at a media event in New York, USA on September 24, 2016 reportedly asserted that there would be no referendum on Biafra’s independence.

    But in a statement jointly signed by the IPOB spokespersons, Emma Nmezu and Dr. Clifford […]

  • President needs to be ‘educated’ on referendum, says IPOB

    President needs to be ‘educated’ on referendum, says IPOB

    Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot deny igbo people the right to a referendum.

    The separatist group was reacting to an alleged statments attributed to Buhari during a recent media event in New York, USA.  The President was reported to have stated that there would not be referendum for Biafra independence.

    In a statement jointly signed by IPOB’s spokespersons Emma Nmezu and Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya, the group that said if the various media reports on Buhari’s […]