Day: August 18, 2019

Panic among Igbo leaders as IPOB names full lists of Governors, Senators to be attacked

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Sunday gave reasons why its members attacked former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekeremadu in Germany. The Senator was attacked in Nuremberg, Germany where he was attending the New Yam Festival of Igbo Community in that country by suspected members of the outlawed group.The videos of the attack, posted by some members of the pro-biafra group who allegedly carried out the attack, have since gone viral. Reacting to the attack, IPOB said it has ordered its members in 100 countries across the world to attack Igbo leaders anytime they see them in any...

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BAYELSA: IJAW YOUTHS ALLEGEDLY ATTACK ASARI DOKUBO

A bloody clash was averted on Saturday by the police in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, following failed attempts by a former militant leader and Niger Delta activist, Asari Dokubo, to hold an expanded inaugural meeting in support of Biafra. It was gathered that the Chairman of Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), Central Zone, Kennedy Olorogun, got wind of the Biafran meeting and mobilized his executive council members and other youths to the venue of the gathering. Olorogun was said to be angry that Dokubo chose Bayelsa, a homogeneous Ijaw state, to hold such meeting and ordered the founder of the Niger...

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El-Zakzaky: My detention facility in Nigeria and India

The leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has described his detention facility in Abuja as a well furnished big house where he enjoyed considerable freedom. The Shi’ite leader made the description in a video where he is seen speaking with an unidentified Indian official. According to El-Zakzaky, he enjoyed more freedom while in custody in Nigeria than in Medenta Hospital, New Delhi, India, where he went for treatment last Monday. This is, however, contrary to popular belief that the Shi’ite leader was being kept in horrible circumstances that has gravely affected his health and that...

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Fredrick Nwabufo: Beating Of Ekweremadu And The Stones Awaiting Others

There is pain. There is anger. And there is collective rage in the land. Nigerians are empty of options and are seeking avenues for a purge; for catharsis. The season of retribution may be upon us sooner than we imagine. The physical abuse of former deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu at an Igbo forum by some young men in Germany, though condemnable, betokens the onset of nemesis. In a video recording in circulation, while the lawmaker was being assaulted, his abusers could be heard saying: “What have you done? People are dying.’’ This is the question most Nigerians have...

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