Nnamdi Kanu: Appeal court reserves judgment

September 13, 2022 Blueprint 0

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja, Tuesday has reserved judgment on the case against the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to trash terrorism and felony charges preferred against him. Human rights Lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), led the delegation of legal practitioners representing the IPOB leader, urged the court to strike out the Read More

Buhari set to visit Imo again as government dismisses IPOB threat

September 10, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday September 13, 2022 pay a working visit to Imo State. This will be the second time Nigeria’s President will be visiting the state physically since Governor Hope Uzodimma came to power in January 2020. According to the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon Declan Mbadiwe Emelumba, who briefed newsmen Saturday at the Conference Hall Read More

Five dead as gunmen, IPOB clash in Anambra

June 18, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

About five persons suspected to be members of unknown gunmen were killed on Friday during a confrontation with people suspected to be Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). According to a viral video, the incident occured along Onitsha/Owerri road by Akwa village, Ihiala, Ihiala Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra State. The viral video showed a Hilux van carrying five Read More

IPOB accuses security agents of killing, harvesting human organs

June 13, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the security agencies of killing and harvesting human organs which they say is now a lucrative business. They pointedly maintained that many Biafran youth who are labelled as IPOB or ESN members are being exterminated by security agents and their organs harvested and sold. According to a statement made Read More

Time to stop the IPOB madness

May 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

The killing of Fatima, a pregnant house wife, with her four children and other innocent people from northern extraction by the violent and outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is crude, barbaric and condemnable. Since the arrest and detention of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, for alleged treason, IPOB through its armed-wing, Eastern Security Network (ESN) has turned to s Frankenstein Read More

IPOB accuses FG, DSS of beheading Anambra lawmaker

May 24, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the gruesome murder and beheading of the Anambra law maker, Hon. Okechukwu Okoye, describing the act abominable. The organisation in a statement issued by their media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, said that the heinous crime was the handiwork of Nigeria security agencies such as the military and the Read More

Killings: At last, IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, breaks silence

May 24, 2022 Editor 0

An angry leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has ordered an immediate end to what he called “the senseless killings going on in the South East,” which is officially being attributed to the members of the organisation. Currently in detention a the Department of State Services (DSS), facility in Abuja, the enraged IPOB leader bewailed the Read More

Miyetti Allah laments killing of herders, cattle rustling by IPOB militants

May 9, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a Fulani sociocultural association has threatened to drag no fewer than ten northern states to court over alleged diversion of billions of naira meant for the establishment of cattle ranches in their domains. Secretary General of the group, Alhaji Saleh Alhassan at a press conference in Abuja identified Plateau, Nasarawa, Kaduna, Katsina and Niger states Read More

IPOB: Only court’ll determine Kanu’s fate, Buhari tells South-east leaders

May 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu must defend himself in court. The president said this while responding to appeals for the release of the detained IPOB leader. South-east traditional, religious and political leaders made the appeal during a Town Hall meeting with Buhari in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, on Friday. Read More

UK makes u-turn, takes fresh stand on IPOB

May 6, 2022 Editor 0

Five years after, the United Kingdom government has eventually designated Nigeria’s Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organisation. The federal government had in 2017 branded IPOB a terrorist group, since then, the sect has continued their agitation with insecurity rising in Southeast. According to reports, UK’s U-turn followed series of atrocities committed by the group. The country has Read More

We’ll pay allegiance to any governor in support of IPOB cause – Spokesman

March 21, 2022 Chuks Nweze Enugu 0

Outlawed pro-Biafra group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) said weekend that it is willing to cooperate with or support any governor from South-east or South south that supports its cause of ensuring liberation for Biafrans. “We wish to assure South-east and South south governors that IPOB members are human beings with an unwavering interest of Biafrans at heart. Our work Read More

Don’t subject Kanu to solitary confinement, IPOB tells DSS

January 14, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has raised a dirge, calling on the Department of State Services (DSS) not to subject their leader, Nnamdi Kanu to solitary confinement. The pro-Biafra group in a statement through their spokesman, Emma Powerful, wondered that the trial judge, Justice Binta Bello, should be a party to injustice being meted on their Read More

2023: IPOB breaks silence over Igbo presidency moves

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Wednesday mocked Igbo leaders over their scheme towards actualising the emergence of a president from the region. This was contained in a statement issued by the IPO spokesman, Emma Powerful, who charged the South-east governors to rally behind the Biafra mandate of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The statement further noted that the northern oligarchy Read More

Lawmakers, politicians now kidnappers, assassins’ targets – DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) Tuesday raised the alarm to the effect that some groups and individuals were planning to cause a breakdown of law and order in the country. It also said some persons desperately seeking power use wrong and skewed narratives to not only mislead citizens, but overheat the polity. DSS spokesman, Dr Peter Afunanya, who revealed Read More

Breaking: Nnamdi Kanu not maltreated in our custody, DSS denies IPOB allegations

December 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has said leader of the proscribed separatists group, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, was not being maltreated in its custody contrary to claims by members of IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer. DSS, Public Relations Officer (PRO), Dr Peter Afunanya, debunked the allegation while addressing journalists, Tuesday at the DSS Headquarters, Abuja. “It (the Service) denies all Read More

IPOB accuses Uzodimma of endorsing genocide

December 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has complained over the numerous killings going on in Imo state. The organisation specifically complained about the killing of promising youth by security agents on the guise that they are hunting for ESN operators, adding that Gov. Hope Uzodimma is instrumental to the killings. While making the outcry, the outlawed pro-Biafra group, posited that Read More

Breaking: IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, set to appear in court Thursday

December 1, 2021 Editor 0

As against the January date slated for continuation of his trial by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja, there are indications that IPOB self acclaimed leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, may appear in court on Thursday December 2, 2021. At the last October trial, Kanu it would be recalled pleaded not guilty to the federal  government 7 Read More

Group warns Buhari on Igbo leader’s demand

November 22, 2021 Muhammad Tanko 0

A pro peace group has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari, against any move to interfere with the prosecution of the leader of the dreaded Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, as sought by Igbo leaders. The group known as Concerned Citizens for Peace and Security in Nigeria (COCPSIN), gave the warning in a press release issued Monday in Jos. The Read More

Insecurity in South-east: IPOB or politically- induced?

November 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

The spate of insecurity in the South-east had always been a subject of discourse. AMARACHUKWU EGWUAGHA examines the scourge.  It’s no longer news that the South-east zone has been witnessing pockets of insecurity, just like other parts of the country. For instance, there have been several attacks in states like Anambra, Abia, Ebonyi and other parts of the zone, but the Read More

[Breaking] Nnamdi Kanu: We have been instructed to bar Journalists from Court – DSS

November 10, 2021 Editor 0

Journalists who arrived the federal high court on Wednesday November 10, 2021, date of an adjourned hearing on the trial of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, have been shut out by Department of State Services (DSS). One of the DSS operatives told Journalists, “We are working on instruction. We can’t let you people in.” Some lawyers, former Read More