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Abia govt rejects cattle colony for herdsmen

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has rejected plans by the federal government to establish “cattle colonies” for Fulani Herdsmen and their cows in Abia State. In a release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Enyinnaya Appolos, the Governor stated that Abia state will not cede any part of …

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Ekwueme: A colossal loss to Nigeria says Ikpeazu

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has stated that the death of the former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme GCON, is a colossal loss to the Southeast, Nigeria and Africa. In a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Enyinnaya Appolos, Governor Ikpeazu described the late …

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IPOB: Northern Traders Suspend Business In South-East

The leadership of the Northern Multifarious Traders Union of Nigeria (NMTUN), has urged its members across the 17 states of the North to suspend their visits to Aba market in Abia State and Onitsha market in Anambra State especially, and the entire South-East until further notice. The Chairman and Secretary of the union, Alhaji Usman Baba Saheed and Alhaji Bashir Uba Jos, told Sunday Tribune that the decision to order their members not to patronise the two popular markets in the states was neccessitated by the killing of some of their members on September 19, by some suspected members of the proscribed IPOB, during a violent demonstration for an independent nation. The two leaders of NMTUN said the union had been counting its losses since the ugly incidence occurred, adding that “eight corpses of their members, who were allegedly murdered during their business trips had been received, while others were declared missing. They added that apart from the killings, other northern traders whose goods, estimated at several millions of naira, were forcefully collected by the suspected IPOB members and burnt. “We suspended business trips to Aba and Onitsha markets until our safety is guaranteed by the state governors and leadership of the traders’ union in the states. “It is forbidden for our members to go to the two markets for business puroses for now, because we don’t know what is going to happen to us if we visit the two markets for now. “They killed our people unjustifiably. They burnt their goods while other members of our unions had their goods worth several millions of naira forcefully collected from them and set on fire . That was exactly what happened and we have vowed not to normalise our relationship with the leaderships of Aba and Onitsha markets in conjunction with the governors of Abia and Anambra states until we hold peaceful dialogue with the leaders on the safety of our members including us,” maintained the union leaders. They disclosed that they were scheduled to have a meeting with the Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu on Monday (tomorrow) on the possible peaceful resolution of the faceoff between them and the south eastern counterparts, after which they said they may lift the embargo on the suspension of their members from visiting the two markets. Tribune Ng

The leadership of the Northern Multifarious Traders Union of Nigeria (NMTUN), has urged its members across the 17 states of the North to suspend their visits to Aba market in Abia State and Onitsha market in Anambra State especially, and the entire South-East until further notice. The Chairman and Secretary …

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Seven IPOB members charged with murder in Aba

Seven suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were on Monday remanded in Aba prison by a Magistrates Court sitting in Aba, Abia State for alleged murder and arson. Their remand in the prison custody followed their arraignment on twelve counts charge bordering on the murder of an …

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Turkey denies supporting Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB

Turkey has denied supporting the secessionist agitations in Nigeria and disowned a Turkish citizen, Abdülkadir Erkahraman, who has expressed support for the Biafran agitation. Mr. Erkahraman identifies himself as the President of the International Nations Commercial Association in Turkey. He visited Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, …

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IPOB: Dialogue with Nnamdi Kanu, Obasanjo advises Buhari

A former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has implored President Muhammadu Buhari to establish dialogue with the leader of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu. Mr. Obasanjo, who said this during an interview with the Newsweek Magazine, noted that the dialogue would curb the secessionist agitation in the …

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Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts unknown – Lawyer

The lawyer to Nnamdi Kanu has alleged that men of the Nigerian Army invaded the home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra on Thursday afternoon. In a statement made available to Premium Times, the lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, accused the Nigerian Army of declaring war on Mr. Kanu …

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IPOB’s agitation a joke – Gov. Okorocha

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Thursday described the agitation by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for a sovereign republic in the South-East, as a child’s play. Okorocha, who spoke after leading a delegation of the Progressives Governors’ Forum to visit the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and victims of …

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