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Buhari congratulates Governor Obiano on re-election victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the people of Anambra State, the governorship candidates, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, election observers as well as security agencies on the peaceful conduct of the November 18 gubernatorial election in the state. According to the president, “the processes leading to the election and …

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Buhari’s visit: Police warn IPOB, parties’ supporters

The Ebonyi Police Command on Monday warned the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and political parties’ supporters against disruptive acts during President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state on Tuesday. Ebonyi Commissioner of Police (CP), Titus Lamorde, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) …

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Police arrest Onitsha publishers printing handbills for IPOB

The Anambra State Police Command on Thursday arrested two publishers in Onitsha who were allegedly printing handbills for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra in respect of November 18 election boycott in Anambra State. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Garba Umar, disclosed this at a press conference …

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Biafra war: You lied, IPOB, FFK tell Gowon

The Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to a claim by ex-military head of state, Yakubu Gowon, that late warlord, Odumegu Ojukwu caused the Biafra civil war. IPOB asked Mr. Gowon to stop making “false” statements against the late warlord. The group accused Mr. Gowon of having the penchant …

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Igbo group in the Diaspora seeks new name for IPOB

An Igbo group in the Diaspora, Biafran Government in Exile, has suggested that the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra should change its name and continue its push for the sovereignty of Biafra under a new name – Zionist Movement of Jews in Africa South of the Sahara, Saturday PUNCH has …

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IPOB: Presidency replies Ohanaeze

The presidency on Monday reacted to the criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Independence Day speech by the Igbo socio-political group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo. The Ohanaeze had criticised the speech saying Mr. Buhari refused to take responsibility for the various challenges facing the country. “The issue is that the Buhari administration has …

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Nigeria will not disintegrate – Bishop Oyedepo

Dr. David Oyedepo, the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, says Nigeria will not breakup in spite of its present challenges. He said this in a satellite telecast of the church’s prayer session monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria in Jos on Monday. The Bishop had led …

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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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