Lessons from IPOB – Niran Adedokun The Punch

For the record, I do not have any shred of sympathy for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous People of Biafra. I agree that the Igbo people of South-East Nigeria have been served the short end of the stick for too long. One should be honest enough though, to admit that Nigeria has been unfair …

Biafra and the burden of a warrior nation – The Nigerian Guardian

Nnamdi Kanu When the last Biafran War ended in 1970, Nnamdi Kanu, the founder and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, was barely three. Whatever he may have known about the war he must have acquired from his parents, his peers, senior people who experienced the war first hand and from reading and …

Fayose challenges Lai Mohammed to name looters sponsoring IPOB – Premium Times

Editorial Before all our eyes and ears Lai Mohammed is metamorphosing into Comical Ali the framed Iraq spokesman during the second Iraq war. Lia also known and ill famously called Lie Mohammed is becoming bombastic in his alternative facts narratives. People like him and like Fayose must be held accountable for their statements. Ayodele Fayose, …

S’East govs meet Nnamdi Kanu, plan talks with IPOB – Punch Newspaper

Governors of the South-East states, on Wednesday, held talks with leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in Enugu, the Enugu State capital. The meeting held at the Enugu State Government House. It was the first time the governors are meeting Kanu, who is championing the pro-Biafran agitation in the South-East and parts …

OHCHR | Nigeria: UN experts denounce ultimatum and death threats targeting Igbo minority

An ultimatum telling Nigeria’s Igbo minority in the north of the country to flee their homes is of “grave concern”, a group of United Nations human rights experts* has warned.The experts also deplored a hate song and audio message being circulated on the internet and on social media. The Hausa-language audio message urges northern Nigerians …

Chi Onwurah MP: ‘British, not Nigerian’ BY REUBEN ABATI

Chi Onwurah, the Member of Parliament representing Newcastle Central in the UK House of Commons and my former colleague at the State House, Molara Wood, met recently at the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing award ceremony. When Molara informed Chi that her re-election along with six others had caused so much excitement in Nigeria …

The 1966 Coup: Another account. Daily Trust

Demonstration in Zaria after 1st Nigerian coup (1966 Over the past months, we have published the British Secret Files account of events leading to Nigeria’s first military coup of 1996 and the counter-coup that followed after six months. This week, we are publishing a different account of the historical developments in the autobiography of Alhaji …