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Sunday, 15 September 2019

IPOB, IMN to challenge proscription in court, on October 21, 28




 The Biafra Times | September 15, 2019

By Ade Adesomoju

The Indigenous People of Biafra has finally got a hearing date for its appeal challenging its proscription by an order of the Federal High Court in Abuja issued almost two years ago.

The PUNCH confirmed on Thursday that the Court of Appeal in Abuja had fixed October 21 for the hearing of the group’s appeal.

Our correspondent also confirmed on Thursday that the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, a body of Shiite Muslims, whose proscription by the Federal High Court in Abuja came about two years after IPOB’s, had also got October 28 date for the hearing of its application challenging the proscription order.

The then chief judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati (retd.), had on September 20, 2017, made the order proscribing IPOB and designating it as a terrorist group.

This followed an ex parte application by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), who accused the group of conducting themselves violently in their agitation for the creation of Republic of Biafra.

 On January 18, 2018, Justice Abdu-Kafarati dismissed the application filed by IPOB on September 22, 2017, to challenge the proscription order.

 The judge held in the January 18, 2018 ruling that the September 20, 2017 proscription order was validly issued.

 IPOB, through its lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, had appealed against the judgment which it argued violated its right to a fair hearing.

 The group also argued that “the important condition requiring the President’s approval under Section 2(1)(c) of the Terrorism/Prevention Amendment Act, before making of an application seeking the proscription order” was not satisfied.

 It was learnt that the Court of Appeal in Abuja first scheduled the case for hearing on February 7, 2019, but later adjourned it till March 25.

 From March 25, 2019, a three-man panel of the court, led by Justice Abdu Aboki, adjourned the case till October 21.

READ ALSO: Nigeria is already a disintegrated country - Kalu

 On its part, the IMN, on Wednesday got a hearing date of October 28 to present its case before the Federal High Court in Abuja to challenge the proscription order issued by the court on July26, 2019.

 The judge, Justice Nkeonye Maha, had, following the Federal Government’s ex parte application, issued the order of proscription of the Shiite organization and designated the group’s activities in any part of Nigeria “as acts of terrorism and illegality”.

The court restrained “any person or group of persons” from participating in any form of activities involving or concerning the IMN “under any name or platform” in Nigeria.

 But the group, through its lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), alleged as part of the grounds of its application for seeking the reversal of the proscription order that the order was made without jurisdiction.

 It contended that the court lacked the jurisdiction to issue the ex parte order against a non-juristic body like the IMN which was not an incorporated entity.

 It also alleged that the order breached the fundamental rights of all its members to fair hearing guaranteed by Section 36 of the Nigerian Constitution.

It also alleged that the ex parte order violated its members’ right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion as well as freedom of assembly and association as guaranteed by various sections of the Constitution.

READ ALSO: Nothing Can Stop Us - Nnamdi Kanu Assures Followers

 The Attorney-General of the Federation is the respondent to both the IPOB’s appeal before the Court of Appeal in Abuja and the IMN’s suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

 The AGF’s office, represented by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr. Dayo Apata, had in response to the legal actions urged the courts to affirm the proscription orders.

 IPOB led by Nnamdi Kanu, who holds dual Nigerian and British citizenship, fled Nigeria in the wake of soldiers’ invasion of his home in Afara-Ukwu, Umuahia, Abia State, during military’s ‘Operation Python Dance II’ staged to quell the agitation for the Republic of Biafra.

The leader of the IMN, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, has been in the custody of the Department of State Service after a violent encounter between the group’s members and soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna State in December 2015.

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Saturday, 14 September 2019

Nigeria is already a disintegrated country - Kalu

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The Biafra Times | September 15, 2019

By John Owen Nwachukwu

Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu, a former Finance Minister, at the weekend, said that Nigeria is already a disintegrated country but still being held together by a false sense of unity.

Kalu, a World Bank trained economist, urged on the Nigerian Government to postpone the 2023 elections to give way to address the myriads of problems facing the nation.

“We have already disintegrated; it is just that it is not so easy. We have this false sense of something holding us together,” he was quoted by the Sun.

“We have already disintegrated, by the time you are afraid to move around a city, you are afraid because there is lawlessness out there, you are also afraid because if something happens to you, you are on your own. It is not zero, but it’s not very far from zero.

“What I’m emphasizing is that the enforcement of the law; if you are robbed, injured, if you are dispossessed and you know that there is somebody there whose duty is to bring remedy in some form, you will take the risk.

“What happens when you begin to suspect that if something happens to you, you don’t have a cover? At that point what is the difference between talking of disintegration; you are already disintegrated.

READ ALSO: Biafra: Our Next Stop is UN - Nnamdi Kanu Asserts

“It takes a lot to kill a country; you can never tell how long it took God to form all these things. Of course, He has the supreme power, he formed them in no time at all, but look at the earth, look at the trees, the rivers, the mountains, the structures, etc, it is not so easy to tear them apart, but because it is not so easy to tear them to pieces, you also get a false sense that maybe something is still holding us together.

“We are already in piece and pieces; we are already cut into different communities to a large extent. The point is, because of the gravity of the situation, no country should allow itself to get down, quite down well as we have gotten. Also look at Africa, with a few exceptions. Look at what is happening in South Africa.

“As a minister, I was in Angola and we had so much respect because of what we did, Nigeria was always counted among the frontline states, even though we were miles away from South Africa.

“In the fifties, we were sending lawyers to defend the Mao Mao leaders in East Africa, thereafter, we had lawyers, judges in high demands all over Africa and beyond in the international system.

READ ALSO: Nigeria: The Evil We Ignored


“Highly respected Nigerians were there; we still do to some extent. By and large, we have lost about 80 percent of what we had at the dawn of independence.

“Taking all what I have just said, 2023 is just around the corner. If around the corner we have all these problems, the issue of presidency, I’m not just talking for the Igbo, but for any other group, it is better for us to push 2023 election forward and resolve our problems, even if we have to delay by one year or two years.

“Some will argue that we have had so many elections and we clap for ourselves. So many elections, but look at how the country is and we are still in courts, and at a level where it is believed that it is being negotiated not by judicial process, but by extrajudicial processes, politics, and financial muscles, ethnic, and religious considerations. Addressing these problems is far more important issue than 2023.”

SOURCE: Daily Post



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Nnamdi Kanu’s Page Being Cloned by Agents of Nigerian Government

Official Page of IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu

September 14, 2019

By Nelson Ofokar Yagazie | Biafra Writers

The Deputy Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Uche Okafor Mefor, has cried out about the dubious tactics recently being employed by enemies of Biafra. Mazi Mefor who made the outcry on Thursday the 13th of September, 2019, through his official Facebook account, noted that detractors in the payroll of Nigerian government have resorted to cloning the Facebook account of the Supreme Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, with a view to misleading the public.

Having failed in many attempts to stall the Biafra quest, the Nigerian government have secured the services of some low-class individuals who, driven by their stomach and unbridled envy, have engaged in character assassination of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.  These folks, having tried their hands on blackmail severally and failed, and currently under pressure by their paymasters to earn their keep, have recently resorted to cloning the account of Nnamdi Kanu and using such to make divisive and misleading utterances aimed at tearing down the colossal body of struggle Kanu and crew have painstakingly built over the years.

Lambasting the workers of iniquity, Mazi Mefor said, “It has come to our attention that the criminal experts in Facebook account cloning bankrolled by their criminal CABAL sponsors in Aso Rock have resorted to cloning the Facebook account of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. These are individuals self-driven by hate; intimidated by the momentum and mesmerized by facts about the clout and the unimpeachable character of Nnamdi Kanu.”

Of course, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is a man of unimpeachable character. What he endured and resisted in DSS dungeon puts even the blind on the clear. To endure life-threatening torture and resist wealth cum power tempting offers speaks volume of one’s character. Not so many can stand their ground in the face of half of that.

READ ALSO: Biafra: Our Next Stop is UN - Nnamdi Kanu Asserts

Drawing the public’s attention to the shenanigans of these detractors, Mazi Mefor said, “They are now at work using fake Facebook profiles to post and respond to themselves regarding the IPOB leader's recent successful assignment before a few members of the European parliament. Please, be advised, accordingly, that the Leader of Indigenous people of Biafra has no intention, has no plans and has not responded to any rant from individuals held captive in the creeks of Biafraland by their self-destructive instincts of jealousy, greed and envy of the steady progress made and is still being made in the unstoppable march to Biafra Restoration.”

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Mefor noted, is for the moment engrossed in and occupied by the next offensive on the international stage against the hellish Lugardian contraption called Nigeria.

Challenging the envy ridden and stomach-driven lots to prove their worth, Mefor said, “If you have what it takes prove your mettle selflessly just like Kanu is doing.”

Mefor concluded by warning the public against the impersonating lots and their criminal expertise. He said, “Finally, beware. The official Facebook account of the IPOB leader remains Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Any other Nnamdi Kanu is fake. Fight fake news wherever you see it.”



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Thursday, 12 September 2019

Biafra: Our Next Stop is UN - Nnamdi Kanu Asserts




September 13, 2019

By Nelson Ofokar Yagazie | Biafra Writers

Having successfully launched Biafra struggle into the heart of EU members of parliament, the Supreme Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is again orchestrating plans to take the agitation to the United Nations. Kanu who took to his official twitter handle to thank members of the EU who gave him audience at Brussels said, “A big thank you to MEP Seb Dance, his colleagues and hardcore Biafrans that made our visit to the European Parliament on September 10, 2019, memorable. IPOB worldwide are thankful. Quest to restore Biafra is unstoppable. Next stop, UN.”

Undeniably, Kanu since reemergence has been grossly engaged in underground diplomatic moves to galvanize international support for Biafra. With the recent invitation to the EU, the moves are paying off it seems. While the forces of darkness holding Biafrans bound are yet to recover from the fever of the EU breakthrough, an optimistic Kanu is already looking forward to a bigger kill.

Recall that while Kanu was still incommunicado following the invasion of his home by the murderous Nigerian military, his deputy, Mazi Uche Okafor Mefor, the Head of Directorate of State, Mazi Chika Edoziem, Deputy Head of Directorate of State, Mazi Tony Nzurumike, and the Head of Finance, Lady Nnennaya Anya, went to United Nations headquarters at Geneva to present evidence of Nigerian government's killing of unarmed IPOB members.

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This time around, however, if Kanu and crew go to the UN, it will be to present Biafra on the table as he has done at EU. And with the gusto, Kanu and group pursue whatever they set mind on, one will not be surprised to hear of his invitation to the UN soon.



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Wednesday, 11 September 2019

They Called Us Terrorists - Nnamdi Kanu Mocks Nigerian Government




September 12, 2019

By Nelson Ofokar Yagazie | Biafra Writers

The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has mocked Nigerian government over its designation of IPOB as terrorists. IPOB, profiled by United Nations as the most peaceful agitating group worldwide, was ridiculously labeled a terrorist organization by the draconian government of Nigeria in 2017. The fact that the group has never indulged itself in any violent act meant nothing to the ignoble government of Buhari who is now dead and impersonated by a Sudanese named Jubril Aminu Al-Sudani.

Speaking to a congregation of Biafrans that met him at EU headquarters in Brussels briefly after his meeting with some parliament members of European Union on Tuesday the 10th of September 2019, Kanu scorned the Nigerian State, wondering how a worldwide group that executes its activities in the open can possibly be tagged terrorists if not shear persecution by uncivilized lots like the brood of vipers running Nigerian government.

Pointing out the irrationality of the cabal running the current government of Nigerian, Kanu said, “they called us terrorists but today we are outside in the open.” It really stretches our sense of credulity how a person or a group of people legally carrying out protest marches in civilized countries can be referred to as terrorists by the Nigerian State that is still learning the tenets of democracy.

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Drawing comparison between IPOB and its persecutors, Nigeria, Kanu said, “Jubril (the impostor currently occupying Nigeria's seat of power) cannot come here; Myetti Allah (the parent body of terrorist Fulani herdsmen) cannot come here. But IPOB is here.”

The comparison is well-drawn, for if IPOB designated as terrorists by the Nigerian State can be officially invited to a civilized gathering like the EU, it leaves little to the imagination how mentally deformed, barbaric and unsalvageable Nigeria and its handlers are.



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Nothing Can Stop Us - Nnamdi Kanu Assures Followers



September 11, 2019

By Nelson Ofokar Yagazie | Biafra Writers

Addressing the teeming crowd that met him at the EU headquarters, Brussels, on Tuesday the 10th of September, 2019, after a vital meeting with members of European Union, the Supreme Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, expressed indomitability in the quest to free Biafra. Celebrating victory over Nigeria government's subterfuge, Kanu who was all smiles said, "every effort made by the Zoo to frustrate our coming here today, we have destroyed it completely."

Of course, the Nigerian State has been in unwholesome business of undermining IPOB's efforts to restore Biafra, lobbying different governments and corporate bodies to forestall the Biafra quest. With Kanu's official visit to the EU however, the pendulum doesn't seem to be swinging their way any longer.

Reiterating Indefatigability, the charismatic Biafra leader said, “There is nothing our enemies can do to us.” Sure Biafra has numerous enemies, ranging from the Nigerian State which fears a breakaway Biafra will entrench untold hardship on what will be left of Nigeria since Nigeria's major source of income is the resources in Biafra land, to some Igbo politicians who, corrupt to the marrows, fear that a free state of Biafra will be their Waterloo, choosing thus to remain Hausa/Fulani slaves than seeing Biafra free.

Kanu seems to be making mincemeat of them all as his continued propagation of the message of Biafra restoration radically pierces the walls of major decision making bodies in the word. Judging from the achievements so far, the future seems so bright for Biafra, and as Kanu rightly pointed out, the enemy seems helpless.



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We will Preach Biafra in White House – Nnamdi Kanu at EU Parliament



September 11, 2019

By Nelson Ofokar Yagazie | Biafra Writers

The Supreme Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, on Tuesday the 10th day of September 2019, honoured an invitation by some members of European Union parliament to address them on issues bordering on his agitation for Biafra and what a free state of Biafra holds for Africa and indeed the world in general. Also in appearance is Kanu’s deputy, Mazi Uche Mefor, IPOB’s Head of Finance, Lady Nnennaya Anya, and some other top officials of IPOB.

A huge number of Biafrans stormed the EU headquarters at Brussels from across all Europe to witness the event and cheer their leaders. Coming out from the meeting with the EU members, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his deputy, Mazi Uche Mefor, fell into the waiting hands of Biafrans whose joy is better seen than expressed. Caught in the euphoria, the IPOB leader at once addressed the crowd, making mockery of the Nigerian government. He said amidst smiles, “Every effort made by the Zoo to frustrate our coming here today, we have destroyed it completely.” The people cheered, happy that they have once again defeated the Nigerian government’s shenanigans.

Speaking further, Kanu who was in high spirit said, “The same way we have gone into this very parliament to preach Biafra, so shall we go to Washington to preach Biafra.” As in the time of Moses when the people stamped every declaration from Moses’ mouth with “Amen”, the jubilant crowd echoed, “Isee.” The word “isee” is an Igbo equivalent of amen.

READ ALSO: Biafra: Briefing for the European Parliament (FULL TEXT)


Recall that while in the US a couple of months ago, Nnamdi Kanu in a town-hall meeting with Biafrans in Houston proposed a one-million man march in Washington DC come July 1st, 2020, adding that it will hand him an instant invitation to the White House. Considering the gathering momentum of IPOB, it all seems a done deal.

Further expressing optimism, Kanu said to the happy crowd, “I can assure you that after this very place, the next place is the United Nations.” The high spirited crowd stamped his words with “isee.” This, it can be said with all certainty, is not a good development to the Nigerian state which has done all within its power to stall the Biafra freedom quest. Freedom, however, is a fundamental human right to which Biafrans are entitled.

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