Nnamdi Kanu’s trial: IPOB declares one month sit-at-home, urges other Nigerians ‘suffering’ to join - Breaking News Nigeria
Connect with us

News

Nnamdi Kanu’s trial: IPOB declares one month sit-at-home, urges other Nigerians ‘suffering’ to join

Published

on


The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has urged Oduduwa Republic agitators and their Middle belt counterpart to join its members in shutting down Nigeria for one month.

IPOB urged other agitators to join them in shutting down Nigeria if the Federal Government fails to bring its leader, Nnamdi Kanu to court on October 21.

Kanu is held by the Department of State Services, DSS, following his rearrest in Kenya.

During his last arraignment before Justice Binta Nyako-led Federal High Court in Abuja, the DSS had failed to produce the agitator.

Following the failure to appear, Justice Nyako had adjourned the matter till October 28.

However, IPOB has urged businessmen from the Southeast, Southwest, and Middle belt to sit at home for one month if Kanu is not produced in court.

In a statement signed by its spokesman, Emma Powerful on Sunday, IPOB said all those oppressed by the Nigerian government should join the one month lockdown.

According to Powerful: “Following our earlier declaration of one month lockdown of Biafra land should the Nigeria Government failed to bring our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to the court on October 21, we the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), request our brothers and sisters in Oduduwa republic and Middle Belt including Igbo and Biafra businessmen and women, traders who are doing businesses outside Biafra land to shut down their businesses for one month to demonstrate our resolve for the emergence of our new nation Biafra and support for our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and others who are facing similar fate with us should join us in sympathy protest.

“All lovers of Biafra including Christian communities in the North and other parts of Nigeria, who receive unnecessary humiliation, intimidation and killings from Fulani terrorists, bandits and murderous herdsmen should understand that the time has come for all victims of Fulani impunity and atrocities to unite together for resistance.

“We need to put our differences behind us and rise as one people to defend our ancestral land against our common enemy and show those enemies and their cohorts that Nigeria belongs to all of us and any Biafra man resident in Kano, Kaduna, Jos, Jigawa, and other parts of the North and western parts of Nigeria must shut down their shops in support of this fight for freedom and release of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“We advise all oppressed people in Nigeria to be prepared for the one month sit-at-home if the federal government of Nigeria and the Department of State Services, DSS, fail to produce Nnamdi Kanu in court on the next court adjourned date.”

News

‘End SARS protest now a thing of show-off’ – Bello Shagari

Published

on


Bello, grandson of late former President Shehu Shagari has said a lot of Nigerians who identify with the End SARS movement are doing it to a show-off

According to him, most End SARS protesters are claiming to be activists and have little understanding of socio-political system.

On his Facebook page, Shagari wrote: “A lot of the young people who identify with the#EndSARS protest are doing so because it has become fashionable.

”This has become a thing of show off; that everyone is now an activist. Whereas most of them have little understanding of the socio-political system.”

He admonished youths to focus and mobilize votes for 2023 election rather than protest, adopt a progressive approach which will yield meaningful result.

“However, my advice has always been that we shouldn’t focus too much in protests when we can do better by mobilizing young people’s votes to achieve a change in the entire political system, or to change our present realities, or at least to be in charge of them.

“We must adopt a more progressive and strategic approach rather than the usual disruptive one which hasn’t yielded any meaningful results. You cannot be doing the same thing and expect a different result.

“Use this same energy and reinforce it into a political power at the polls,” his post read.

Continue Reading

News

Nnamdi Kanu: Group condemns denial of Ezeife, Ubah entry into courtroom

Published

on


An Igbo interest group, Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL) has condemned the denial of former Anambra State governor, and elder statesman, Chukwuemeka Ezeife and Senator Ifeanyi Ubah entry into the Abuja courtroom for the trial of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, on Thursday.

COSEYL in a statement by its President General, Goodluck Ibem, said the denial of the two and other Igbo leaders entry into the courtroom was an insult on Igbo people.

The body said it was enraged by the unprofessional conduct of the Department of State Security Services (DSS) for barring such respected Igbo leaders from gaining access into the courtroom, and described the action of the DSS as desecration of the temple of Justice.

The release stated in part that: “The DSS operatives threatened to shoot lawyers and Igbo leaders who dared to enforce their right by approaching the entrance to the courtroom. They said they were acting on orders from above.

“Does the order from above also include ordering them to assassinate great Igbo leaders in broad daylight at the court premises? Is the Nigerian Court now the court of the North, where no Igbo man is allowed access? It is so pathetic. This present administration has destroyed all our democratic ethos,” it lamented.

It further stated that: “What played out at the court today is the height of insult against Ndigbo and we condemn it in its entirety. It is very clear that the present regime enjoys insulting the sensibility of the Igbo race.

“Dr. Ezeife, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah and other great Igbo leaders were representatives of the Igbo Nation, they were denied access to the court in a matter involving their own son and brother, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in a supposed democratic administration.

“Only a society that has no respect for elders and fundamental human rights will stop highly respected statesmen in the society who are great and respected personalities from gaining access to the courtroom. Dr. Ezeife is a former Governor and Senator Ubah is a serving Senator but they were denied access because they are of the Igbo tribe.”

The group said the DSS was a part of the executive arm of government that executes its orders and that they had no powers under a democratic government to dictate who enters the courtroom that is totally under the Judiciary arm of government.

“It is an aberration and a travesty of the law for the DSS operatives to stand at the entrance of the courtroom to dictate who enters and who does not enter the courtroom.

“What happened today in court at the hearing of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s case clearly shows that we are not in a democratic administration but a military regime that has no respect for fundamental human rights and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which the President swore to protect.

“There is nowhere in the world where the president in a democratic administration dictates what happens in the court. The Judiciary is an independent arm of government separated from the executive arm. The Judiciary is the last hope of the common man and everyone is entitled to approach the court.”

Continue Reading

News

Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB gives conditions to dialogue with Buhari govt

Published

on


The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday gave the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government conditions for dialogue.

IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful said the group would listen to the Federal Government when its leader, Nnamdi Kanu is released unconditionally.

Powerful also noted that the Federal Government should set a date for the referendum of Biafra.

In a statement he signed, Powerful insisted that Kanu committed no crime to warrant being arrested and prosecuted.

He maintained that Kanu should not be detained while terrorists are roaming the streets freely.

According to Powerful: “Our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu committed no crime to deserve persecution by the federal government that is openly hobnobbing with real terrorists and Fulani bandits but crushing peaceful agitators.

“We demand unconditional release of our Leader. He should not be in detention while real terrorists and mass murderers are parading freely on the streets.

“Nigeria government should prepare a date for the referendum on Biafra for people to decide where to stay either in Biafra or Nigeria.Those who want to sabotage Biafra freedom should wait for the referendum date.

“IPOB demands nothing other than unconditional release of our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi KANU, and a date for the Biafra referendum.

“We are not interested in any dialogue unless our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi KANU is released before we can sit with anybody for discussion.”

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Facebook

Recent Posts

Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending News

Trending

Post Up To 500 Ads Per Day on 17 Different Sites On AutopilotLearn More
+ +