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IPOB set to release National Anthem, calls for solidarity at Kanu’s court appearance

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Wednesday announced that it would soon release the Biafra national anthem to be sung in all schools in the Southeast.

In a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB reiterated that all schools in the region must commence singing the anthem, assuring that it would soon receive copies of the anthem.

The group insisted that the Biafra Republic, which it has been agitating for, was coming and nothing would stop it.

The group warned that any school disobeying the order would regret its action.

IPOB insisted on the unconditional release of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

It therefore directed members to get ready to show solidarity with Kanu in his next court appearance on January 18, 19 and 20, 2022.

The group also directed those in the animal husbandry business to immediately switch over to the native cow following the ban on Fulani cows in the zone with effect from April 2022.

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The statement reads in part: “We wish to commend Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of Biafra freedom for their resilience and efforts towards the actualisation of Biafra independence.

“We happily welcome all into 2022.

“We assure our people that the struggle will record more tremendous successes more than the previous years.

“Our achievement in the struggle for Biafra restoration will marvel many traitors because IPOB will soon showcase our achievements so far.

“We have accomplished so much since this fight for our freedom started, and we give the credit to the Almighty God in heaven who has ordained the restoration of Biafra.

“We want to declare that Nigeria Government and its security agencies will have no peace of mind unless they release our leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU unconditionally because our God will torment them.

“Kanu is on a divine project and nobody will hold him and have peace of mind.

“The leadership of IPOB headed by Mazi Chika Edoziem has given an order for all IPOB family across the world to activate the protest to show our anger towards the illegal abduction and extraordinary rendition of our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria.

“To this end, we want to inform all Biafrans to get ready to solidarise with our leader as usual, in his next court appearance scheduled for January 18, 19 and 20.

“Fulani cows are banned in Biafraland starting from April 2022.

“Those in the animal husbandry business must switch over to our native cow without delay.

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“Again, concerning stop reading Nigeria national anthem in our schools, we want every school to start reading Biafra national anthem and soon every school is going to receive a copy of Biafra national anthem because Biafra is coming and nothing will stop it.

“The 30th of May every year will be celebrating independence anniversary and nothing will stop that, Biafrans must oblige to this order for our freedom.

“Any school found wanting or disobeying this order will regret their actions.

“Our leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU must be released.

“Nigeria cannot be releasing bandits and terrorists but keep freedom-seekers behind bars perpetually; it’s an error!

“We are also warning traitors to stay off our territory because it won’t be easy for them this time because 2022 will be hunt down year for them.”

Recall that IPOB is a proscribed organisation by the Federal Government.

The highest Igbo socio-cultural organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has emphasised that IPOB does not speak for the Southeast or the Igbo.

IPOB leader Kanu is on trial over alleged treasonable felony charges at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Security agencies have accused IPOB and its security arm, the Eastern Security Network (ESN) of being behind most of the acts of violence and destruction in the Southeast.

Still, the group insists on being non-violent despite always issuing threats, such as “any school found wanting or disobeying this order will regret their actions”.

Kanu has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since he was brought back to the country.

IPOB claimed Kanu was a victim of extraordinary rendition.

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The charges against Kanu read in part:

*Bright Chimezie, Chidiebere Onwidiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu, David Nwawuisi and Kanu, in 2014 and 2015, in Nigeria and London, conspired to broadcast on Radio Biafra their plan to secede from Nigeria and form the Republic of Biafra, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code Act, Cap. C77 of 2004.

*Kanu illegally smuggled radio transmitters into Nigeria, which he used to disseminate “hate broadcasts”, encouraging the “secession of the Republic of Biafra”, from Nigeria.

*Kanu imported a Radio transmitter known as TRAM 50L, which was concealed in a container that was declared as used household items, to use same to disseminate information about secession plans by the IPOB.

*Kanu, “on or about the 28th April, 2015 in London, United Kingdom did in a broadcast on Radio Biafra monitored in Enugu, Enugu state and other parts of Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, referred to Major General Muhammadu Buhari, GCON, President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a paedophile, a terrorist, an idiot and an embodiment of evil, knowing same to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 375 of the Criminal Code Act, Cap C. 38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004”.

*The defendants committed treasonable felony, an offence punishable under Section 41(C) of the Criminal Code Act, CAP C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria.

*The defendants managed the affairs of the IPOB, “an unlawful society”.

IPOB seeks an independent state of Biafra.

The Nation/The Eagle

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Man Mauled To Death By Dogs Belonging To A Church – Police

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The Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO) of Lagos Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday.

He also said the police have begun an investigation into the incident.

Hundeyin said that the younger brother of the victim reported the incident to the police in the Abule-Egba area of Lagos.

He said that on Tuesday at about 11:30pm, his elder brother was coming home and two German dogs came out from church premises and pounced on him.

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“The man said the dogs gave his elder brother several bites all over his body. The police immediately visited the scene of the incident by detectives led by the Divisional Crime Officer.

“On arrival, the dogs were not seen. The victim was said to be rushed to Orile Agege General Hospital for treatment by the family.

“On getting to the hospital, it was discovered that the victim has given up the ghost. Family forcefully removed the corpse for burial according to Muslim rite,” he said.

The PPRO, therefore, advised members of the public to always cage and vaccinate their dogs.

“You are liable for any damage caused by your pets,” he warned. (NAN)/Daily Trust

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BREAKING: NDLEA nabs ex-football with cocaine

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Spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested an ex-footballer with cocaine at the Lagos air port.

Spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi in tweet on his verified twitter handle shared a video of how an ex-footballer imported cocaine into Nigeria.

The Cocaine was concealed in a wooden frame and Babafemi tweeted : “Just imagine the time and energy it takes to conceal this when you know there’s no guarantee ⁦ @ndlea_nigeria
⁩ officers won’t unravel you. Another one busted at Lagos airport. Details coming shortly”

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Spokesperson of the agency said in a statement that the 33-year-old indigene of Arochukwu Local Government, Abia State was arrested on Monday 26th September 2022 after anti-narcotic officers discovered he concealed the illicit substance in the handles of his bags and padded the top edges of same with the class A drug.

During preliminary interview, Okafor disclosed that he was an ex-footballer with the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH Enugu FC, where he played for four seasons before leaving for Sri Lanka in 2014.

He further stated that he moved to Brazil from Sri Lanka after playing for two seasons but could not advance his football career in Brazil due lack of official documents.

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Unknown gunmen abduct traditional ruler, wife, driver in Kwara

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Kwara State Police Command spokesman, Okasanmi Ajayi

Unknown gunmen, on Saturday, kidnapped the traditional ruler of Owa Onire in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara- state, Oba AbdulRahaman Ifabiyi, his wife and driver were also abducted.

Kwara State Police Command spokesman, Okasanmi Ajayi confirmed the development Sunday morning.
According to the PPRO, Police tactical teams with vigilantes and hunters were immediately dispatched to the area by the commissioner of police, CP Paul Odama.

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Mr Ajayi noted that the efforts of the teams led to the rescue of the abducted wife of the traditional ruler, however, she has been released to join her family.

The Image maker, said two suspects involved in the kidnap were arrested and helping the Command in her investigation.

He said efforts were going to rescue the traditional ruler and his driver.

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