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Buhari speaks at UN, says Nigeria’s faith in democracy remains unshaken

Buhari speaks at UN, says Nigeria’s faith in democracy remains unshaken

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria’s faith in democracy remains unshaken. Addressing world leaders at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, the president said the frontiers of democracy, good governance and rule of law were expanding in Africa. Buhari, who was the eighth speaker at the event, called for

There’s a clear division between Kanu and his father, says Ikpeazu

Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state, says there is a clear division between Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and his father who is the traditional ruler of Afarakwu community in Abia. He said this while fielding questions from state house correspondents after a meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. The reporters

IPOB ban is unconstitutional, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the categorisation of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organisation by the defence headquarters and proscription of the group by south-east governors did not follow due process. The military and governors from the south-east moved against IPOB on Friday. In a statement on Monday, Saraki said due

Jonathan finally speaks on IPOB crisis, asks council of state to intervene

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has posted a largely cryptic message on Facebook on “recent developments in the country” and called on the Council of State to intervene. He posted the message on Friday night following a day of frenetic activities — the military declared Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) a militant terrorist organisation, south-east governors

IPOB not a terrorist organisation, says Ohanaeze

Ohanaeze, the apex Igbo socio-political organisation, says the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is not a terrorist organisation. On Friday, the defence headquarters (DHQ) declared IPOB a “militant terrorist” organisation. It claimed the group at different times attacked soldiers with sticks and stones in Abia state. A few hours after the declaration, south-east governors proscribed