Tag: IPOB

Why IPOB’s sit-at-home is against Igbo interest — Sen Nnamani

Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, (PDP-Enugu), Chairman, Senate Committee on Cooperation and Integration in Africa, has called for an end to the ‘sit-at-home’ order, by the proscribed IPOB in the South East. Nnamani, who made the call in a statement he issued to newsmen, on Sunday, in Abuja, noted that the order[Read More…]

Police kill three, arrest two IPOB members in Imo

The Imo State Police Comman has announced it killed three and arrested two suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) security outfit, Eastern Security Network, in a gun battle in an uncompleted building situated in a valley in Amaifeke, Orlu. A statement released by the spokesperson of[Read More…]

Ex-Nigerian athlete vows to return awards, medals in solidarity with IPOB’s agitation

A former Nigerian athlete, Simon Ekpa, and a leading voice in the call for secession by the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) has vowed to return all awards and medals he had ever won through Nigeria. Ekpa represented Nigeria at the 2003 African Junior Athletics Championships. The member of the[Read More…]

Uzodinma says IPOB sit-at-home protest is mere social media propaganda 

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has described the sit-at-home protest of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a mere social media propaganda.  He says this as he lauds President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Imo state on Thursday.   The President was in the state to inaugurate key projects embarked[Read More…]

Uzodinma ignores IPOB’s threat, says Imo ready to receive Buhari

Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma, has ignored the threat by the Indigenous People of Biafra warning President Muhammadu Buhari against visiting Imo. IPOB’s Director of Socials, Chika Edoziem, on Monday evening in a broadcast had said; “Nigeria’s president is not welcome in Imo State, Biafra Land on Thursday, September 9,[Read More…]

You’re not welcome in Imo, IPOB threatens Buhari

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not welcome in Imo state following his scheduled visit for Thursday. This was contained in a broadcast by IPOB’s Director of Socials, Chika Edoziem, on Monday evening. Edoziem in the broadcast also warned all traditional rulers[Read More…]

Nnamdi Kanu is cursed beyond redemption — Ex-IPOB deputy leader, Uche Mefor

Uche Okafor-Mefor, a former deputy leader of the proscribed group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has claimed the embattled leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu, is “cursed”. Mefor stated this in a post on his Facebook page. The post reads in full; “In fullness of time, humanity shall recognise[Read More…]

IPOB sit-at-home: Umahi threatens workers who do not show up at work

The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has threatened that any civil servant who failed to report to work today (Monday), will be sacked and not paid salary. Recall that the proscribed group, Indigenous People of Biafra had on July 30th declared a sit-at-home protest to hold every Monday from August[Read More…]

Step up fight against criminals ‘especially’ IPOB, IGP tells officers

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Usman Alkali, has charged police operatives in Delta to step up the fight against the criminal activities of separatist groups “especially” the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) members in the state. Alkali, who gave the charge on Monday in Asaba during his familarisation[Read More…]

A breakdown of Biafra separatism, and where Kanu fits into the picture

Nnamdi Nwannekaenyi Okwu Kanu is currently one of the most controversial figures in Nigeria. He is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, one of the Biafra separatist organisations, as well as the director of Radio Biafra. He was born in 1967 in present-day Abia state, South-East Nigeria, to[Read More…]