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August 21, 2018

Anambra Election: Congratulations INEC and Ndi Anambra

  The long-awaited and hipped Anambra State elections have come and gone, peacefully without even as much as a single gunshot being fired; without any loss of life. Thanks to God! We congratulate the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Governor Willie Obiano who won a second term, despite all odds. Congratulations are also due to all the contestants who fought bravely especially those of them who accepted defeat like good sportsmen and women. In every contest, there must be winners and losers. It is not necessarily the winning or losing that is important but,…

Coup in IPOB?

  Nnamdi Kanu dethroned He remains our leader – IPOB Radio Biafra, the international media arm of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), resumed operations last week. But instead of the fiery rhetoric with which it was associated with, the radio announced the sack of Nnamdi Kanu, as director and leader of IPOB. The Radio Biafra’s programme started between 6am -7am last Sunday with the lady announcer, who gave her name as Ifeoma Okorafor, stating that the radio was restructuring. Then the shocking announcement that “Mazi Nnamdi Nwanekaenyi Kanu, the former Director of Radio Biafra is hereby dismissed and…

IPOB reacts to Anambra election

  The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has hailed the people of Anambra State for “boycotting” the governorship election in the state. Speaking on the alleged low turnout that greeted the elections, spokesperson of the group, Emma Powerful, in a statement attributed the development to their directive. “IPOB wants to use this opportunity to congratulate Biafrans particularly the people of Anambra State for obeying the order of IPOB and our leader Mazi Nnamdi who has been abducted since 14th September 2017 in today’s election. “The people of Anambra State have shown the whole world that they are the first sons…

OPERATION PYTHON DANCE; Catholic bishop of Umuahia blasts army

OPERATION PYTHON DANCE; Catholic bishop of Umuahia blasts army

….cautions agitators The Catholic Bishop of Umuahia Diocese, Most Rev. Lucius Ugorji is disgusted with the recent invasion of Umuahia, capital of Abia State, by the military which left in its trail, “a devastating tale of terror, blood and tears.” Bishop Ugorji, in a Press Release issued in Umuahia on Tuesday September 26, said the Operation Python Dance II deployed to the State in the guise of fighting crime and agitations turned a section of Umuahia into a theatre of violence, subjecting hapless and armless IPOB members who fell into their net to unimaginable cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. “The…

Tension in Igboland Catholics begin 30-day prayer, fasting as Court proscribes IPOB

Tension in Igboland Catholics begin 30-day prayer, fasting as Court proscribes IPOB

Worried by the current state of tension in Nigeria, especially in the South-East region, the Catholic Bishops of Onitsha and Owerri Ecclesiastical provinces have directed Catholic faithful in the five states in Igboland to embark on prayer and fasting. A Press Release issued by the Metropolitans of Onitsha and Owerri Ecclesiastical provinces, Most Rev. Valerian Okeke and Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, said the directive begins on 1st October to 31st October 2017. The directive titled: “Praying and Fasting for Peace in the South-East and in all Nigeria,” was issued on Wednesday, Sept. 20. (Read full text on page 2) Meanwhile…

Address grievances, agitations now – Catholic Bishops tell FG

Address grievances, agitations now - Catholic Bishops tell FG

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) rose from their Second Plenary Meeting in Jalingo, Taraba State (Sept. 7-15) with an appeal to the Federal Government to address various grievances in the country. In a strongly worded communiqué issued at the end of the meeting, the bishops noted that: “Our country is currently passing through a phase that is marked by tension, agitation and a general sense of hopelessness and dissatisfaction. This we believe is as a result of years of injustice, inequity, corruption, and impunity. There are agitations in many sectors of the country against the one-sidedness in appointments…

As October 1 draws near

As October 1 draws near

Conventionally, October 1 means the first day of the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. And ironically, it is the month of the introduction of the calendar by Pope Gregory (X111) in 1582. For some, it is their birthday, or perhaps pertains to some joyous occasion in their lives. But for the SouthEasterners, particularly the Igbos in northern parts of Nigeria, October 1 has lots of negative and apprehensive implications.   In the interest of the international community, and for those ignorant of the ugly developments in Nigeria, the Northern Youth Forum met in one of the…

Army reacts to video showing torture of IPOB members in Abia

Army reacts to video showing torture of IPOB members in Abia

…How soldiers disturbed my siesta – Nnamdi Kanu …Declines meeting with S’East govs The Nigerian Army has said it is investigating a video being circulated on the social media, which shows soldiers assaulting some members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Aba Abia State last week. In the disturbing three-minute clip, a flag of Biafra could be seen on the ground in front of the men who were stripped half naked and forced to lay down. They were eventually forced to drink and inside dirty mud water. Some were alleged to have died during the torture. The Leader could…

THE INVASION OF IGBOLAND BY NIGERIAN ARMY – A RIDICULOUS MISSION

The Invasion of Igboland by Nigerian Army – A Ridiculous Mission

Nathaniel I. NDIOKWERE  Preamble NIGERIA NOT A ZOO, BUT A JUNGLE You come to the above conclusion, without much reflection when you consider absurdities that one finds “Only in Nigeria!”. Just one example: “NIGERIA’S UNITY IS NOT NEGOTIABLE!” And this testament was written and signed by two people, BUHARI and OJUKWU, and this time the venue was not ABURI, in GHANA, but in KATSINA, NORTHERN NIGERIA! The implication of this two-man agreement is that anyone that tampers with the sacred accord, the testament, must be ruthlessly deal with! Wow! Recently, Philip Omenukwa, a young Nigerian writer, in a fine article…

Catholic priest advises IPOB not to disrupt Anambra Elections

As Kanu pays him courtesy call The head of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, Monday, led his members to the Parish Priest of Blessed Iwene Tansi, Umudioka, Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Obimma (a.k.a Ebube Muonso) to thank him for upholding the truth and for his prayers. Fr. Obimma, who is also the founder and Spiritual Director of Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry Uke, Idemmili North Local Government Council of the state, received Nnamdi Kanu and his members appealing to them to ensure no breech of peace in whatever they do. The priest…

Another genocide looms in Nigeria – Pan Igbo Group alerts UN, USA

…Parleys Nnamdi Kanu over Anambra Election The Alaigbo Development Foundation has sent a distress signal to the United Nations and the congress of the United States of America alerting them of a serious plan to exterminate Ndigbo in the Northern Nigeria and annex their properties by the Northern Youths under the auspices of Arewa Youths. In the communiqué titled, “50 YEARS AFTER BIAFRA, ANOTHER GENOCIDE LOOMS: AN SOS TO THE UN, USA AND THE WORLD”, the pan Igbo group decried the threat of extermination of ndigbo and plot of annexation of their properties by the Arewa Youths who are ostensibly…

That anti-Igbo hate song

With less than five weeks to the expiration of the October 1, deadline for the quit notice, issued to all Igbos residing in the North, by the Coalition of Northern Youths (CNY) to leave that region or risk the destruction of their lives and property, the anxiety and tension which that ultimatum generated in the land, is being aggravated by yet an anti-Igbo hate song which has gone viral.   The promoters of this hate song, composed in Hausa Language have no other purpose than to prepare the Northern masses ahead of the October deadline, for eviction and slaughter of…

Biafra: You can’t Stop Anambra Election – Obiano tells IPOB

Governor Willie Obiano has sent a strong message to the proponents and agitators of Biafra to steer clear of Anambra’s election slated for November 18. He was responding to a call by Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), for the boycott of the election. The Governor vowed not to allow a repeat of the mistake made by the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), in the last census, when they persuaded many people not to be counted, to the disadvantage of Ndigbo. “We will not repeat what happened during the national…

Arewa youths ask UN to hold referendum on Biafra

More than one month after issuing a quit notice to Igbo, to leave the North by October 1, 2017, Arewa youths,  under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Groups, have, again,  called on the United Nations (UN) to initiate processes for peaceful referendum. The groups said that is the only option to finally settle the Biafran issue. In a July 12, 2017, letter addressed to the UN, the groups said since the end of the Civil War, Igbo youths have intermittently continued to  demand an independent country. They claimed that Igbo are reopening old wounds, and said the Kaduna Declaration…

Biafra: Nigeria is standing before the Red Sea – Bishop Kukah

The Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Most Rev. Matthew Kukah, has reacted to the agitation for an independent state of Biafra led by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. The cleric alluded to one of Biblical stories of the Israelites to describe the question of Nigeria’s unity. According to him, the situation in Nigeria can be likened to when the Israelites stood before the Red Sea during their exit from captivity. He said: “We cannot recover territory from Boko Haram only to surrender it to others; we are Nigeria and Nigeria will continue to…

Plans to Islamise Nigeria Real – T.Y. Danjuma

…Allocate Sambisa Forest to Fulani Herdsmen For sometime, there has been an Islamic handwriting on Nigeria’s wall. But now, some retired army generals and Christian elders, among them Gen. Theophilus Danjuma rtd, have woken up and warned the Jihadists to stop interfering with governance. Speaking under the name: National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) after a meeting in Abuja, Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro (rtd), Gen. Zamani Lekwot (rtd), Gen. T. Y. Danjuma (rtd), and a group of eminent Christian elders, including Elder Solomon Asemota, Elder Shyngle Wigwe, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife and Elder Moses Ihonde said they are alarmed at the audacity and…

Ndigbo: We don’t Love property more than life … IPOB Elders

Those who think that Ndigbo love property more than they love life are deceiving themselves.   In a communiqué issued by the Council of Elders of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) after a crucial meeting in Owerri, the elders made it clear that Ndigbo are not treating the eviction order with levity. As for those who think the Igbo would rather die than leave their property, the elders said they are wrong.   This rebuttal and explanation came from Igbo elders, against the backdrop of the quit notice given to Igbo sons and daughters living in the north, by…

Nnamdi Kanu blasts Jonathan Says ex-president should be blamed for problems

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has slammed former President Goodluck Jonathan as the harbinger of Nigeria’s problems.   In an exclusive interview with Daily Sun, at the weekend, Kanu described Jonathan as “weak and incompetent” president who did nothing for the South East, even though the region claimed him as one of their own. To Kanu, Jonathan’s wife, Patience, would have been a better president than her husband.   “Jonathan is my uncle, yes. I was one of those who said Jonathan’s tenure was more or less an Igbo presidency; it’s on record I…

Igbo Leaders Storm Aso Rock, … I will deal with trouble makers – Osinbajo

As tension builds up over the quit notice given to Ndigbo living in the North by a notorious and bloodthirsty Arewa youths, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has assured Nigerians not to panic.   However the Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Egbu, Rt Rev. Gregory Okoroafor has admonished Ndigbo not to be deceived. He said they should not forget that similar protective assertions were made by government before the 1966-1967 pogrom, in which thousands of Ndigbo lost their lives. The Bishop Ndigbo should not forget that anybody surrounded by enemies must be vigilant and that it is time to start…

Igbo Quit Notice: Osinbajo blows hot …Its nonsensical – Okorocha

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Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has read the riot act to those promoting hate speeches and violence, warning that any attempt to disrupt the peace in the country would be met with the full wrath of the law. Osinbajo spoke, Tuesday, shortly after he went into a closed-door meeting with foremost leaders of thought from the north against the backdrop of the three-month- quit notice handed to South- Easterners by Arewa youths to ship out of their region, and other secessionist’s agitations in the country. “As a government, we are determined to ensure the unity of the country along the lines…