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IPOB Slams Okezie Ikpeazu Over Comment Against Nnamdi Kanu |RN

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Wednesday, tackled Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state over an alleged comment that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, reneged on agreements reached with him and other South East governors during his interview granted to BBC Igbo Service in the Government House, Umuahia.

The group challenged Governor Ikpeazu to tell the world, where, when and with whom he met Kanu, saying that it would not allow him (Ikpeazu) to get away with this bare-faced deceit and lies

IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, while reacting to interview allegedly granted to BBC Igbo Service recently said that he should publish whatever material at his disposal that would lend credence to his assertions.

Powerful stated, “Over the coming days and weeks, Okezie Ikpeazu will be methodically and systematically shredded publicly for his blatant lies against our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the great IPOB movement he leads. It will be in his best interest and that of his Northern handlers to publish whatever material at his disposal that will lend credence to his assertions, chiefly that our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu reneged on agreements reached with him and other South East governors during his interview granted to BBC Igbo Service in the Government House Umuahia.

“He must tell the world, where, when and with whom he met Nnamdi Kanu. We will not allow him to get away with this bare-faced deceit and lies. Lying has become second nature to most of these Hausa Fulani stooges masquerading as politicians in Igboland especially.

“These peddling of lies and distortion of facts against Kanu is a well-orchestrated plan conceived prior to Operation Python Dance 2 which they the governors initiated with Nnia Nwodo”

“They hoped to use compromised media channels like the BBC to peddle these lies that they had an agreement with Kanu when such never happened. Okezie Ikpeazu is a mass murderer cited at the ongoing case review by ICC at The Hague.

“He is also indicted in the ongoing lawsuit in the USA. He has been rejected by the public along with his other Fulani Islamic servants at Government Houses across the South East, so lying against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu or using his name is the only way to gain relevance and sympathy.

“Anybody who believes in anything coming out of the mouth of an Igbo governor or Nnia Nwodo led Ohaneze Ndigbo needs psychiatric help”.

“Okezie Ikpeazu failed to understand that the highly respected and foremost constitutional lawyer Prof. Ben Nwabueze was at the meeting between Nnamdi Kanu and Igbo governors which he Okezie Ikpeazu did not attend.
“We ask between Okezie Ikpeazu and Prof Ben Nwabueze who has more credibility? The truth about how Igbo governors and Nnia Nwodo out of petty envy and jealousy of the popularity and public acceptance of Nnamdi Kanu arranged for Hausa Fulani soldiers to use the cover of Operation Python Dance to assassinate him is well known to the world”.

“Okezie Ikpeazu should keep his testimony and evidence with him because he will soon be called upon to give the account of his role in the military invasion and abduction of Nnamdi Kanu and his parents from their home”.

“We are placing the world on notice that Okezie Ikpeazu has never met with our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu despite the fact that Umuahia government house sits on his ancestral land and his father the traditional ruler.

“Governor Okezie Ikpeazu is an unrepentant liar in the mould of other Igbo Biafra traitors before him. The day of reckoning is fast approaching and when that arrives, there will be no amount of Ghana Must Go bags or Hausa Fulani soldiers to defend them” Powerful alleged.

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Nnamdi Kanu: Court Grants FG’s Request To Separate Treason Trial From Others |RN

 

 

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By TUNDE OYESINA, ABUJA

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday granted an order separating the trial of the ‘missing’ leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu from that of other co-defendants.
The trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako also agreed to a request by the Federal Government to separate the charges against Kanu from that of his co-defendants.

Kanu is facing a five-count treasonable felony charge alongside four other pro-Biafra agitators- Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu, David Nwawuisi and Bright Chimezie
However, Kanu’s whereabouts has remained unknown since September last year.

The federal government had in a charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015,alleged that Kanu and his co-defendants as well as other persons currently at large, had “on diverse dates in 2014 and 2015 in Nigeria and London, United Kingdom, did conspire amongst yourselves to broadcast on Radio Biafra monitored in Enugu and other areas within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, preparations being made by you and others at large, for states in the South-East and South-South zones and other communities in Kogi and the Benue States to secede from the Federal Republic of Nigeria with a view to constituting same into a Republic of Biafra and you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 516 of the Criminal Code Act, Cap C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2000.”

It further alleged that Kanu had “on or about the 28th April, 2015 in London, the United Kingdom did in a broadcast on Radio Biafra monitored in Enugu, Enugu state and other parts of Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, referred to Major General Muhammadu Buhari, GCON, President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a paedophile, a terrorist, an idiot and an embodiment of evil, knowing same to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 375 of the Criminal Code Act, Cap C. 38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.”

The defendants were also alleged to have between the months of March and April, 2015, imported into Nigeria, a Radio transmitter known as TRAM 50L, which they concealed in a container that was declared as used household items, contrary to section 47(2) (a) of the Criminal Code Act, Cap C45, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. Kanu was arrested by security operatives on October 14, 2015, upon his arrival from the United Kingdom. He is answering to four out of the five-count charge.”

When the matter came up yesterday, prosecution counsel, Shuaibu Labaran noted that Kanu’s continued absence had frustrated the progress of the trial.

He, however, made an oral application for the court to separate the charges against Kanu from the federal government’s preferred charges against his co-defendants.
The application was not opposed by all the defence counsel, including counsel to the IPOB leader, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.

In her ruling, Justice Nyako held that the request was granted in order “to meet the justice of the case.”

The court thereafter adjourned to March 20, 21 and 22 for a definite trial of the remaining four defendants.  (New Telegraph)

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Anger, Disbelief Over Supposed Missing Case File Of Nnamdi Kanu At Appeals Court

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Monday raised concerns over the alleged disappearance of the case file of its leader Nnamdi Kanu at Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja.

The group described as “beyond a joke” an alleged statement by the presiding judge handling the case at the Court that Kanu’s case was missing/misplaced. 

In a statement by Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB said:

“When we thought the judiciary and legal establishment could not sink any lower in Nigeria, the impossible has happened. Court of Appeal judges today sitting in Abuja have declared the file of the leader of IPOB missing/misplaced. It is unheard of in the history of the Nigerian judiciary that a matter coming up for final judgement almost a year after the appellate court jury adjourned the matter, having heard all the arguments”.

“Not only is the delay by the Appeal Court illegal and unconstitutional, the conduct of those that heard and handled this very case is troubling. We no longer know what to make of the Nigerian judicial system. This is beyond a joke. The only thing missing from today’s court hearing is the proverbial snake because it wasn’t confirmed if the case file had been swallowed by yet another snake at the Appeal Court.”

The statement further reads:

“We are drawing the attention of the civilized world to the mess the Nigerian judiciary, terrorised by a brutal dictatorial regime, has turned into. Instead of delivering judgement for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the judiciary would rather break every constitutional provision guiding the timeline in cases at the Appeal Court.”

“This matter is one year overdue because the Nigerian constitution, which judges are meant to interprete and uphold, clearly stipulates that all Appeal Court judgements MUST be delivered within three months. It is up to a year without any judgement on this matter contrary to constitutional provision.”

“The Chief Justice of the Federation must step into this matter before the already tarnished image of the judiciary suffers even more before the eyes of the world.”

Nnamdi Kanu was in court to challenge the ruling of Justice John Tsoho when he reversed a ruling he gave on masking of witnesses in the treasonable felony trial of the IPOB leader and three others.  (The Sun)

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Biafra: Buhari Government Using Police, DSS To Persecute Christians – IPOB |RN

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Wednesday alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is persecuting people of the South East.

IPOB made the allegation in reaction to the arrest of its members from the Shalom Synagogue Church of Israel in Aba, Abia State.

The statement reads, “It is on record that IPOB activities are firmly anchored on the finest Judeo-Christian traditions, which has made Biafrans and IPOB in particular the target of these state sponsored indiscriminate and arbitrary arrests of innocent civilians by agents of Nigerian government in pursuit of an Islamist agenda. There has been repeated raids of synagogues and places of worship in Aba and Igweocha (Port Harcourt) respectively.

The pro-Biafra group stated that it was unfortunate that the Nigerian government through the instrumentality of the police and the Department of State Services, DSS, have reduced themselves to playing the role of religious police.
“Security operatives whose constitutional role is to protect the lives and property of citizens, have now turned to instruments of oppression against innocent civilian populations.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, the group stressed that the police and DSS have effectively constituted themselves into instruments with which enemies of Israel in the Nigerian government are now using to suppress those practicing Judaism.
“Arresting members of Shalom Christian Church because they are connected to the Jews in Israel is religious discrimination of the worst kind. Every religion has a root and in as much as nobody can deny that Saudi Arabia is the root of Islam, nobody can deny that Israel is the foundation of both Judaism and later Christianity.

Discrimination based of religious affiliation to Israel is misplaced and a crime against the very principles of freedom of worship and association.

“Since President Trump announced US recognition of Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel, the wave of arbitrary arrests and persecution of Biafrans that practice Judaism in Aba and Igweocha (Port Harcourt) have dramatically increased.

“We want to bring it to the notice of the entire world what IPOB in particular and Biafrans are suffering in general at the hands of this Buhari administration. The world must therefore prevail upon Nigeria to desist from this blatant religious persecution and release those in their custody.

“Nigerian Government, by towing this path, is setting a very ugly and dangerous precedent. Those arrested for their faith must be released immediately including all those illegally detained for expressing their legitimately held views that they are better off in Biafra than Nigeria.
“Members of the Shalom Synagogue of Israel in Aba did not commit any crime known to law. They are a spiritual congregation merely being persecuted for their spiritual connection to the holy land of Israel.

“It is the responsibility of the government and people of Israel as custodians of the Judaic faith to rise to this challenge the same way Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries defend Muslim faithful all over the world”.  (Daily Biafra)

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Where Is Nnamdi Kanu, The Leader Of The Indigenous People Of Biafra? |RN

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I have taken much of my ample time to recall on what happened at elder Kanu’s residence leading to the total disappearance of the royal monarch and his wife coupled with their immediate son who also doubles as the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, a legitimate body representing and fighting for all oppressed persons living within the area and territory known as Biafra.

The missing IPOB leader is a man of honor and probity that all hands should and must be on deck to demand for his whereabout from the Nigerian army that invaded his father’s house at Afra-Ukwu Ibeku in Umuahia the state capital of Abia State; Nnamdi Kanu before his forceful disappearance caused by the savages in Nigerian army uniform was always available for public features and scenes though he was placed on trial by the ever biased Nigeria government and her Judiciary whose under the mantle tyrant-ship of Mohammadu Buhari for demanding for a United Nations supervised referendum for his people that are forcefully under Nigerian government occupation and maltreatment.

It is discourteous on the part of Nigerian government and her kangaroo Judiciary under the effective rule and control of Mohammadu Buhari to quickly tagged the Indigenous People of Biafra a terrorist organization immediately after Dictator Mohammadu Buhari and his rampaging Nigerian army bathed every living and non-living things sighted at elder Kanu’s residence with bullets; kidnapped Nnamdi Kanu and his parents and later on denied their inhumanity acts against the peace loving leader of the Biafran people.

The Nigerian government of shame when further placed on notice by the Indigenous people of Biafra with substantive evidences that abounds could no longer deny their involvement in harassing, mowing down the peace loving people of Umuahia and Biafra at large as this was accepted by Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff on Channel TV as this also corroborated with their early claims that her leader was kidnapped by the Nigerian government; the Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff accepted this claims not under duress or tension that actually the Nigerian government attacked the people of Umuahia and likewise invaded Nnamdi Kanu’s home on tyrant Mohammadu Buhari’s order to clamp down on Biafra agitators.

Then what is Justice Binta Nyako of the –Abuja Federal High Court of Nigeria doing all this while since the forceful disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu occurred and took place, a man accused in the open by the Nigerian government was clearly not been seen in the public domain while on bail stipulated conditions that violate his every human rights as a free man born freely likewise every other human by the virtue of a woman who served as the vehicle of life?.

It is clearly seen that Justice Binta Nyako is trampling and sitting upon Justice; Justice Binta Nyako till this day forgot so suddenly every rational that has to do with the “Doctrine of the Last Scene” in law. From the angle of reasoning and wisdom Nigeria is on auto-pilot heading to hit the rock which will definitely cause her to wreck; this heavy cloudy filled with rain over us will send down rains of tears and sorrows if we continue to live in pretense and denial of the fact that Nnamdi Kanu and his Indigenous People of Biafra have not being appeased by the Nigerian government that caused their pains; are we also living in denial of the fact that Nigerian government had wronged this young man and his people on different fronts.

How about the Hausa-Fulani herdsmen menace in the country that has cost the lost of lives and properties within the confines of Nigeria? Who are the sole individuals serving as grand patrons to this herders association in Nigeria? From the world global terrorism index designated this herders association in Nigeria as a terrorist organization yet Dictator Mohammadu Buhari treat them with a kid’s glove based on ethnicity stock and sentiments while these heartless individuals go about killing innocent and unsuspecting Nigerian citizens.

From all indications Nigeria may not survive another civil war uprising this time around; the middle beltans are calling on their people to disassociate themselves with anything that has to do with the North [Arewa] as they posited in most of their public statements and communiques that was spelt out; just some weeks back Ayodele Fayose the incumbent Governor of Ekiti State of South-West of Nigeria inaugurated a group of hunters that will aid his government curb the menace of these Fulani savages in his State; Kogi State Assembly also enacted a law prohibiting the movement of cows destroying people’s farm which later result to lost of lives and properties.

Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo is not left out of this quagmire bedeviling Nigeria when her ever-corrupt leadership called for a jamboree meeting themed “Handshake Across the Niger” Ohaneze leadership of shame opinionated that Nigeria should tow the line of restructuring and this move was vehemently rejected by they Biafran women who graced the occasion as they rained curses on Ohaneze leadership and demanded from Ohaneze leadership and Nigerian government to tell them about Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts. Bokoharam are on the other hand fighting for an Islamic State of Arewa while the Fulanis’ wants “Cattle Colony” across the length and breadth of the geographical area named Nigeria by the British government.

We can’t continue to pretend for so long with respect to these National issues at hand now; all the regions in Nigeria are calling for one thing or another yet the cabals in Aso-Rock are smoke screening these issues that calls for National urgent attention from all aggrieved people in Nigeria so as to know if they wish to remain as being part of Nigeria or walk out their way through a United Nations supervised referendum for peace to reign within this Nigeria enclave.

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Biafran Suit In USA: US Court Rejects Nigeria’s Defense Of Immunity |RN

In a counter motion filed on February 6, 2018, the US-based lawyers for the Biafran plaintiffs who brought suit against some Nigerian officials have strongly urged a United States federal court to proceed to trial on the merits, stressing the damning fact the US State Department has rejected a request from the Buhari-led Nigerian government for the State Department to intervene and stop the suit based on the sovereign immunity defense.

At Page 4 of the 35-page motion obtained by this reporter, plaintiffs lawyers stated that “Despite an overture by the Government of Nigeria, the United States Department of State has refrained from suggesting any defendant is immuned from plaintiffs’ TVPA claims under federal common law or otherwise. Neither has the State Department suggested that any defendant is a head of state in Nigeria”.

The counter motion was necessitated by a motion filed by defence lawyers to dismiss the suit based on grounds that included the act of state doctrine, lack of jurisdiction and sovereign immunity. Dr. Bruce Fein and associates, lawyers to the Biafran plaintiffs argued in-opposite that such defenses are not allowed under the Statutes upon which the suit was brought.

Plaintiffs’ counsel also argued that defence motions are questionable because the defense lawyers are, before the court, fighting amongst themselves as to who should be recognized to represent the defendants.

The case is pending before the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against sixteen Nigerian officials for their direct or indirect complicity in the extrajudicial killings of IPOB members/Biafrans who had launched peaceful protests in the wake of arrest and detention of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

The officials are: Tukur Yusuf Buratai; Lawal Musa Daura; Ibrahim Attahiru; M.I. Ibrahim; Kasim Umar Sidi; Issah Maigari Abdullahi; Solomon Arase; Ibrahim Kpotun Idris; Okezie Ikpeazu; Willie Obiano; Habila Hosea; Peter Nwagbara; James Oshim Nwafor; Hosea Karma; Bassey Abang; and Johnson Babatunde Kokomo.

In the counter motion, counsel to plaintiffs argued, amongst others, that jurisdiction has vested through service of the summons and complaint by certified international courier on all defendants.

The Suit is grounded on two muscular United States’ statutes – the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA or ATS – the Alien Tort Statute); and the Torture Victims Protection Act (TVPA). Both laws have extraterritorial reach, meaning that they allow US federal courts to assert long-arm jurisdiction that extends beyond the borders of United States.

Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) provides that ‘the district courts shall have original jurisdiction on any civil action by an alien (foreigner) for a civil wrong committed in violation of the law of nations or a treaty of the United States’. Since 1980, courts have interpreted this statute to allow foreign citizens to seek remedies in US courts for human rights violations for conduct committed outside the United States.

Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991 is a statute that permits civil suits in the United States against foreign individuals who – acting in an official capacity for any foreign nation – committed torture and/or extrajudicial killings.

In the suit, plaintiffs lawyers argued that ‘The factual case against the defendants is convincing. The world already knows of the widespread beatings and slaughter of protesting Igbos/IPOB by elements of Nigerian security forces at various locations after Nnamdi Kanu was arrested. Amnesty International and other credible foreign sources have confirmed those killings and torture’. Those reports were filed in Court.

Beyond the latest processes, and at the ensuing trial, Defendants will be required to personally appear before the US court to testify under oath and probing cross-examination that will dwell on the details of the IPOB killings and the complicity of other unnamed Nigerian officials.  (Daily Biafra)

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MASSOB Berates British High Commissioner Over Restoration Of Biafra

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State Of Biafra (MASSOB) under the leadership of Comrade Uchenna Madu has berated the British High commissioner, Mr. Paul Arkwright, for allegedly kicking against the restoration of Biafra. 

The group’s reaction followed Arkwright’s statement, saying the British government would not support secession or breakup of Nigeria. Madu, in a release, said MASSOB was surprised that a learned man like Arkwright could make such a provocative utterance. 

“Though MASSOB understands that Mr. Paul Arkwright is working for the interest of Hausa Fulani through the Nigerian government. Mr Arkwright who knows that Biafra agitators have right for freedom of speech should also know that self-determination is guaranteed in the United Nations Charter on Human and Peoples Right to which Nigeria is signatory”. “MASSOB is doubting the credibility of the British High Commissioner in Nigeria. The world knows that Scotland is agitating for full sovereignty from United Kingdom but none of the Scottish agitators was arrested or killed by British government. Instead, they conducted a referendum to determine the wish of the people of Scotland.”

“MASSOB wishes to warn Nigerian government of the consequence of spending millions of pounds on British diplomatic lobbies in order to frustrate the emergence of Biafra. Nobody can stop Biafra because God, history and humanity are on our side, Biafra revolution is indestructible.”

“The Hausa/Fulani led Federal Government of Nigeria cannot stop us. Even Biafra betrayers working for our oppressors in Abuja  cannot stop us because we are optimistic that Biafra referendum will come in 2018. MASSOB is advising Southern Nigeria politicians mostly the Igbo that there will no election in 2019,” Madu stated.  (The Sun)

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