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Buhari’s aide Onochie drops message for IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu

Lauretta Onochie, Senior Special Assistant on Social Media to President Muhammadu Buhari has told IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu and his supporters that the Republic of Biafra will never be actualised.

Biafra, Oduduwa Republic: ’Liberation struggle’ as the new hustle

The liberation Nigeria needs is not Biafra or Oduduwa, but from bad leadership and its corollaries of corruption, poverty, insecurity

Asari Dokubo topples Kanu, declares himself leader of new Biafra

A former militant in the Niger Delta, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo appeared to have hijacked the Biafra Republic struggle from its leader Nnamdi Kanu

You don’t know your roots – Biafra group blasts Wike

Biafra Nations League, BNL, has lambasted the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, describing him as a man who does not know his roots.

How Russia helped Nigeria defeat Biafra during Civil War – Buhari

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari has revealed how Russia helped Nigeria defeat the Biafra warlords during the nation's civil war between 1967 and 1970.

Yes, All Nigerians Have Become Biafrans

The recent harassment or detention of human rights activist, Dr. Chido Onumah, by state agents is not only a sign that Nigeria is drifting towards full-blown dictatorship, the incident also goes to expose the hypocrisy of Nigerian leaders. Onumah’s crime, according to the state agents, is that he was wearing a t-shirt with the inscription: "WE ARE ALL BIAFRANS", being the tittle of his best-selling book.

IPOB says Nuremberg attack beginning of revolution, Kanu speaks

Pro-Biafra group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB),is unperturbed by the widespread condemnation of the show of shame by its members in Nuremberg Germany on Saturday, when they egg-bombed former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu and tore his dress.

Biafra: Chimamanda Adichie says Nigeria unfair to Igbo

Nigeria's world famous author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said the Igbo have been treated unfairly by the rest of Nigeria, especially after the war, 49 years ago and therefore recommended the setting up of a truth and reconciliation committee

Nigeria’s first coup, Biafra: British Secret files (Part Two)

The soldier who nipped the coup in the bud and ensured it failed miserably was Gowon. Lt Col Yakubu ‘Jack’ Gowon left the shores of the country on May 1965. He was then Adjutant General at the Army HQ. Because of his distinguished performance in Congo Peacekeeping mission, he was asked to attend the elite Joint Services Course at Latima House, Buckinghamshire, UK.

British secret files on Nigeria’s first bloody coup, path to Biafra

It was a soundless morning, dark, pulsating, starless. The harmattan spiked the 2am air with prickly cold and fog. With his finger to the trigger, the 28-year-old Major Patrick Chukwuma Nzeogwu addressed the soldiers from Charlie Company of the 3rd Infantry Battalion and some Nigerian Military Training College (NMTC) personnel. They were armed with fury, sub-machine guns, knives, grenades, torchlights, rocket launchers.

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu backs down, seeks dialogue with Buhari

At last, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has abandoned his violent struggle for the realisation of Biafra and called for a dialogue with the Federal Government to end the agitation.

Video: Nkem Owoh Weighs In On Igbos Demanding Biafra

Nigerian actor, Nkem Owoh popularly known as Osuofia, has weighed in on the agitations of the Igbos, saying if Nigeria can reorganize itself and live in justice and equity, giving the Igbos their rights, then why wouldn’t the Igbos give it a try, but since their actions towards them tribe isn’t ‘accommodating’ then we say staying on our own is best for the long term.

Standing up to Biafra

In all honesty, I am not in support of the dissolution of Nigeria as advocated by the so called Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) or that coalition of Northern youths who’ve issued an ultimatum to the Igbos to quit Northern Nigeria. So, I’m as much against the IPOB as I am against those Northern youths. The coalition of Northern youths did not speak for me. I’m for Nigeria, warts and all, and in the firm belief that things will improve in no distant future. Building a nation takes generations absorbed in visionary leadership, unity of purpose, hard work and perseverance.

Between Biafra and Restructuring Nigeria

Nation-building is hard, but it need not be as difficult as we make it in Nigeria. Nation-building is also intentional. It doesn’t happen by accident. The real test is in the leadership and the actions that create a real spirit of nationhood, and the willingness of every stakeholder to build a united, stable and cohesive nation. Fifty years after Biafra, we are confronted with the imperative of defining a future for Nigeria that escapes our country’s past.

Google Trends: Biafra, Democracy Day Dominate Search Engine

Nigerians took to Google during the week to know more about Biafra and the history of democracy in Africa’s most populous nation.

Historical Excursion: How Ojukwu starved thousands of Biafran children to death

As supporters of Biafra continue to celebrate the success of their stay-at-home directive on May 30 in some states in the Southeast, a publication has surfaced on the internet showing how the former Biafran warlord, the late Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, prevented food aid from getting to thousands of starving Biafran children.

Biafra: Low Business Activities Recorded In Port Harcourt

Business activities in some parts of Port Harcourt have been hugely on a low ebb as many traders closed shops following the holiday declared by pro-Biafra agitators.

Biafra Day: Agitators warned against harassment of citizens

The Enugu State Police Command, on Monday, warned pro-Biafra groups against intimidation and harassment of law abiding residents during Biafra Day celebration on Tuesday, May 30.

Commissioner warns “Biafra” agitators against unlawful activities

The Commissioner of Police in Anambra, Mr Sam Okaula, has warned “Biafra” agitators against unlawful activities following the May 30 sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Biafra: Obasanjo says no need for break-up

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that there is no need for any Nigerian to call for the breakup of the country.

FCT police command warn IPOB against planned protest

The Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, Mr Musa Kimo has warned the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against its planned protest in Abuja.

MASSOB to celebrate 17 years of Biafra agitation

Ralph Uwazuruike, the founder of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has announced that MASSOB would celebrate its 17...

Why we are all Biafrans

Nigeria is Teetering on The Brink of Disaster, journalist Chidi Onumah,  and coordinator, Africa Centre for Media & Information Literacy warns. Chidi will present his third...

Biafra: Appeal Court reserves ruling on Nnamdi Kanu’s bail

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division on Thursday reserved ruling in the appeal filed by Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of Indigenous People of...

Biafra has come to stay, says Nnamdi Kanu from jail

The head of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group, Nnamdi Kanu has stated that "Biafra has come to stay" despite his incarceration. Kanu,...

OEAS calls for creation of Biafra self defence units

The Organization of Emerging African States (OEAS) has called for the creation of self defense units for protesting Biafra agitators across Nigeria. The OEAS claimed...

Biafra: Kanu trial begins on dramatic note

Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja Trial of leader of Indigenious People of Biafra, IPOB, and two others charged with treasonable felony by the Federal Government began on a...

We didn’t arraign Biafra protesters half-naked – Police

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Rivers State Police Command has denied the arraigning 10 pro-Biafra protesters half naked in court as illustrated in some online publications with...

Nwaokobia to Igbos: Demand good governance, not Biafra

Eromosele Ebhomele Head of the Change Ambassadors of Nigeria, CAN, Chris Nwaokobia Jnr III, on Tuesday called on Igbos across the country to demand for...

Referendum: EU High Representative replies Biafra, OEAS

Federica Mogherini, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security has replied Biafra agitators and the Organization of Emerging African States (OEAS) over...

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