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Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has called on his parent’s to pray for him because he’s the messiah of Biafra.

Kanu’s declaration was disclosed by his brother, Prince Emmanuel Kanu, in a chat with The Sun.

Noting that the IPOB leader remains committed to the restoration for Biafra, Kanu’s brother said, “When Nnamdi arrived home he said he did not need anything from us and all Igbo people, other than prayers so that God will lead him through in the task ahead.

“He equally told us that he is the messiah as far as Biafra is concerned. He said that, that is his agreement with God and that God promised that He would not let him down.

“Kanu also promised that he would not let Biafra down. Since it is his wish, all we owe him is to pray to God since what he is doing is in accordance with God’s will concerning his life.

“Nnamdi Kanu told us he believes in freedom of speech and expression at all times. He told us that his visit to his senior brothers, the senators, despite what people may say is the normal thing to do. Some of them have said that his prolonged detention was illegal and could no longer be allowed; they asked him to come and see them and he went; there was nothing wrong with that.

“His primary concern is about the restoration of Biafra, no more, no less.”

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    July 14, 2017 at 12:12 am

    Former Head of State Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd) and former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday warned Nigerians to avoid the repeat of the 1966 coup and the
    tragedies that followed.

    The two elderstatesmen sounded the warning at the launch of the biography
    of the late Brig. Zakariya Maimalari at the International Conference Centre,
    Abuja.

    The book was authored by Haruna Yahaya Poloma with the title: “The First Regular Combatant: Brigadier Zakariya Maimalari”.It was reviewed by
    Gen. Ike Nwachukwu (rtd).

    The book presentation was attended by eminent Nigerians and serving military
    officers among whom was the Chief of Army Staff,
    Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai.

    Maimalari was among top military officers killed during the nation’s first
    military coup on January 15, 1966.

    Obasanjo, who gave reasons for some of the decisions taken by his government in his second coming as civilian president in 1999, said the topmost lesson for Nigerians to learn from unfolding events was that
    the nation has had enough of tragedies.

    He said he decided to retire Maimalari’s son, who was the then Military Administrator of
    Jigawa State for certain reasons.

    Obasanjo said: “What lesson can we learn? The lesson we can learn is that we have had enough tragedies in this country.”

    “I have no apology, but I have explanation. It’s because it’s necessary to stop this sort of things that took the life of your father prematurely, that we had to take the decision that all those who have tasted power that they should never have tasted, that we should ease them out of the Army, so that we can have an Army that is free from political aberration.

    “So far, since 1999, it seems that we have got it right.
    Let us hope that we continue to get it right and learn that Nigeria
    has had enough of bloodshed, enough of sacrifices by those victims, that Nigeria deserves
    peace, unity and progress,” Obasanjo asserted.

    Gowon said: “Several of our institutions have been poisoned mostly by the
    virus of corruption. Our people are in pain and require deliverance.
    But the rot is not all round.”

    Gowon stated that Maimalarienjoyed steady professional advance and was favourably mentioned as one of the likely successors to ultimate authority on the departure of the colonial masters.

    “Many things happened and many things failed to happen. He
    (Maimalari) was denied the ultimate prize and this denial
    produced widespread consternation.

    “No one less deserved the sort of death visited on Brigadier Maimalari. I have sometimes wondered just what might have been had he survived the mutiny of that night.

    “To my mind, Maimalari would perhaps have used his huge influence to re-establish civic order and governance.
    Perhaps in which case, there might not have been any
    further killings.

    “Perhaps, maybe in the absence of the killings, the violence which became part of our nation’s vernacular would have been absent.

    “Perhaps, there would have been no Biafra, no Ojukwu, no Gowon as we know them; no war and our democratic governments would have grown in stature as vehicles
    of popular service.”

    Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, who was represented by the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, said: Often, the Nigerian landscape has been disfigured by appalling examples of poor leadership and bad governance.

    “So dominant has this been that our youth can be misled
    into feeling that there is a total absence of idealism and heroism in our
    society.

    “Yet, nothing can be further from the truth. In our past and in our present, we can find exceptional examples of selfless service and notable deeds with which we can inspire in our youth.”

    Osinbajo said: “The example of Maimalari, particularly, his growth from humble beginnings, through diligence and hard work, to the dizzy heights of public service success is worth sharing. History can thus be a useful tool in the propagation of good examples.

    “History as a subject in our schools has become fairly infamous, with
    students often feeling that the subject has no practical
    value.

    “Yet, without a grounding in history, how do we know we who we are, where we come from, and more importantly, as a people, where we are going to?

    “As a government, we have been concerned with the decline
    in the study of history and this has seen us recover history from the place where it has been ignored for too long and placed
    it back firmly in school curriculum.”

    Also, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai paid glowing tributes to Maimalari and hailed the efforts of the book’s author for the documentation of events in the past.

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Biafra: Withdraw All Charges Against My Son —Nnamdi Kanu’s Father Tells FG

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Eze Israel Kanu, the traditional ruler of Isiama Afaraukwu in Umuahia, has appealed to the Federal Government to withdraw all the charges against his son and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

Kanu, who made the appeal in Umuahia on Monday, said such measure would help to foster peace and douse tension in the country.

“I call on the Federal Government to immediately withdraw all the charges preferred against Kanu in the interest of peace in the country.

“He did not commit murder. He did not carry arms; neither did he commit any heinous crime to warrant such a government clampdown.

“His only offence was that he expressed his opinion in a democracy where people are free to express themselves without the fear of arrest or molestation,” he said.

The monarch said he was not in a position to stop his son from pursuing his conviction, adding that Nnamdi was mature enough to hold an independent opinion.

“He is more than 18 years of age and has become an adult. He is capable of having an independent opinion on any issues. So, I cannot ask him to stop pursuing what he believes in.

“The only thing that can assuage him is to allow him to have Biafra and no amount of inducement, even giving him an oil block, would stop him.” he said.

Kanu, who described the bail conditions by the Abuja High Court as stringent, thanked Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe, (Abia South Senatorial District), an Igbo Jewish Rabbi from Port Harcourt , Immanuu El-Shalom, and a renowned Chartered Accountant, Tochukwu Uchendu, for securing his release.

He assured that his son would not betray the trust the sureties reposed in him.

He said that while in his palace, young able-bodied members of IPOB volunteered to restrict the number of visitors around him “so that he does not run afoul of one of the bail conditions.”

The visibly elated octogenarian described the two-year incarceration of his son as a period of depression.

“Very often, I kept wondering what would be his fate and hoping also that he would not die in detention. I had very strong hope that God would not allow him to die in the cell,” he said.

He also spoke on how he felt when the IPOB leader arrived at his palace on Friday, after regaining his freedom, saying that he felt very happy and excited.

“He looked quite healthy and strong. His looks showed that the prison warders took good care of him, so I was very happy and impressed when I saw him,” he said.

Nnamdi arrived at his country home at Isiama Afaraukwu in Umuahia on Friday to the warm reception of his parents, kinsmen and other relations as well as IPOB members.

The palace has been hosting visitors daily, including traditional rulers, politicians and other members of the community seeking to catch a glimpse of the IPOB leader.

Nnamdi, who was arrested on Oct. 14, 2015, had been standing trial at an Abuja High Court on an 11-count charge bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter and illegal possession of firearms, among others.

He was, however, granted bail by Justice Binta Nyako on April 25.

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BREAKING!!! Over 130 Buses of IPOB Members From PH Storm Umuahia to See Nnamdi Kanu (Video)

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130 convoy of Toyota Hiace buses fully loaded heading to see the leader of IPOB (Mazi Nnamdi Kanu) in Umuahia right now.

Tell injustice Bingo we are Biafrans!

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Just In!!! IPOB, BIM, MASSOB Fix Separate Dates For Biafra Day Celebration

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As the celebration for Biafra Day draws nearer, the Mazi Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Biafra Independence Movement (BIM) as well as Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), founded by Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, still sing different tunes.

While IPOB insists on May 30 as the authentic and official date for the celebration and ordered all celebrants in Biafraland to sit at home, Uwazuruike’s BIM/MASSOB ordered celebrants not to come out and celebrate.
This has given rise to tension in the areas the freedom anniversary will take place.

Addressing newsmen in Nnewi, Anambra State at the weekend, the Anambra South Senatorial zone leader of BIM/MASSOB, Chief Arinze Igbani, who was flanked by the zonal director for transport, Chief Charles Oputa, described IPOB and its leaders as “people who have been systematically edged out of the mainstream of the struggle to actualise Biafra.”

He urged them to turn to and support the “architect” of Biafran independence, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, who, he said, had suffered more than any other person including long period of jail for the actualization of the sovereign state of Biafra.

“We don’t have much to say about our brother, Nnamdi Kanu because they have systematically edged him out of the struggle since he accepted not to stay in the midst of over ten people or address the press. This means he cannot go to church, market, hospital, birthday, any public function because in any of these cases he will be facing more than ten persons at a time. He might even find it difficult to receive visitors in other not to contravene the order given to him by the court. And we do not wish him to go back to prison. We heard the other time South East Senate caucus that perfected his freedom warned him to abide by the court order. So, leadership and control of the agitation for Biafra squarely rests on Uwazuruike now as before,” Chief Igbani said.

He said that BIM/MASSOB would never relent in their effort until the sovereign state of Biafra became a reality under nonviolence principles, adding that the emergence of the new Biafran nation was very close.

For the upcoming Biafra Day celebration, Chief Igbani said the event which would take off on May 22, 2017 was slated to hold in Onitsha and other places in Anambra State, Owerri and other places in Imo State, Aba, Enugu, Abakiliki, other towns and cities in the five States of the South East zone; Asaba and other parts of Delta State, Portharcourt and other parts of Rivers State. He said the celebration would be rounded off with football tournaments among the Biafrans at verious points.

Igbani queried why people should stay at home during an important celebration and told all in Biafran land to feel free and not to confine themselves to their homes.

The transport director, Chief Oputa called on all transporters to come out enmass and join in the anniversary celebration. He warned Nigeria security agents to steer clear of the members of BIM/MASSOB in the course of the celebration which he said was to be non violent.

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