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August 18, 2018

IPOB to MEND: We didn’t beg you to negotiate release of Kanu

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) said the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) did not have its mandate to negotiate the release of Mr. Nnamdi Kanu and other members. IPOB described the purported negotiation between MEND and the Federal Government as a “kangaroo agreement and a jamboree.” A statement from the Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Mr. Emma Powerful said the group only accepted the unconditional release of its leaders, insisting that  only Kanu can negotiate on behalf of the group. The group vowed not to renounce the struggle for the restoration of Biafra state….

Nigerian Military launches “Operation Crocodile Tears” after threat of force in Niger Delta

The Nigerian military on Wednesday announced it will launch a series of tactical drills in Enugu from weekend, days after threatening the use of force in neighbouring Niger Delta where militants have attacked oil and gas installations for months. The announcement for the drills, codenamed “Operation Crocodile Tears”, came about 48 hours after the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, warned that the military would resort to force if talks with the militants failed. Mr. Buratai’s warning in Port Harcourt on Monday was denounced by a bloc of militant groups in the region: the Movement for the Emancipation of the…


My grandfather Ekhaisomhi, the father of my mother, was a true and good Muslim, the best grandfather every child prays to have. My mother, Awawu Veronica, is simply the best mother any child could have. She gave me the love and peace she inherited from her Muslim parents. My grandfather, Omonokhua, the father of my father, was an African traditional priest who was known for love, peace and generosity. Another grandfather every child would pray to have. My father, Okhifo, gave me the love, peace and generous values he inherited from his parents. My grandparents and parents personified the scriptures…

Defense Headquarters React to MEND’s Threats to Attack Mosques, Muslims

The defense headquarters and the police have reacted to the purported threat by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) to attack Muslims and Mosques.   The Director of Defense Information Brigadier General Chris Olukolade has said that counter-terror measures were put in place against all forms of threats and that security agents have been put on alert.   “All the counter terrorist measures and arrangements in place to work in collaboration with other security agencies to tackle or respond to any threat are quite capable of handling any attempt by any terrorist to attack or disturb…