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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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Second Niger Bridge will be completed — Osinbajo

The Federal Government has reiterated its resolve to complete work on the Second Niger Bridge as well as other federal projects in the South-East zone. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo gave the assurance during a funeral mass for late Roseline Ezinma Akabueze, the mother of Ben Akabueze, the Director-General, Budget Office, Abuja …

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IPOB: Proscription Order Gazetted By FG

The order which proscribes and designates the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organisation has been gazetted by the federal government. The order was obtained on September 20 in a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami …

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The Python Does Not Dance, By Reuben Abati

Operation code-names have been an important part of military operations since the Germans first applied them in World War 1 but it may be said that the recent (or ongoing?) controversial military exercise in the South Eastern part of Nigeria codenamed Operation Python Dance II is the first major incident …

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IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu was ready for amicable resolution – Nwabueze

Elder statesman, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, has said that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, showed a disposition for amicable resolution of issues concerning the agitation for Biafra during the meeting he held with South-East governors in Enugu on August 30. Reacting to recent developments, Nwabueze, …

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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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