BIAFRA: Suspected IPOB Members Flee Anambra Community

Following the ongoing crisis between the Nigerian security forces and the demonstrators demanding the restoration of the sovereignty of the Republic of Biafra, leading to the death and arrest of many of the demonstrators, many youths suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have fled Anambra state South-East Nigeria. Our correspondent gathered that many youths in various communities in the state are being hunted by the securities forces on the ground that they are at the forefront of the demonstration for the restoration of the sovereignty of the Republic…

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Ooni’s Palace Shut to Sympathizers

Palace of the Ooni of Ife, Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade has been shut as a crowd control mechanism. Reports came late Tuesday night that the traditional ruler had passed on at a hospital in London, but chiefs at the palace denied the Oba had died. Even at that, residents of Ife and environs have been thronging to the traditional edifice to ascertain if indeed the Ooni had gone to join his ancestors. The crowd was becoming too much and too difficult to control, hence the directive to the palace guards…

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“Ooni is Alive” -Ife Chiefs Insist

Chiefs at the Palace of the Ooni of Ife have denied the death of the traditional ruler. This may not be unconnected with regards to the Yoruba traditions which forbids hurried announcement of a King’s passage or even directly indicating that a King had died, because ‘Kings Don’t Die’. The Chiefs led by the Loowa of Ife, high Chief Joseph Ijaodola insist Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade is hale and hearty. We shall keep you posted with developments. Stay here!

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Ooni of Ife is Dead

By Michael Dibie Reports say the Alayeluwa, Oba Okunade Sijuwade passed on in a London hospital on Tuesday evening after allegedly falling sick last week. The first-class monarch was born on the 1st of January, 1930 to the royal family in the Ogboru house, Ilare, Ile-Ife. Prince Okunade Sijuwade as he was then called, started his elementary education at Igbein school, Abeokuta, an institution owned by the CMS mission. He lived with his other brother under the care of their father’s good friend Chief G. A. Adedayo and his family….

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One Dies in Benin House Inferno

…As suspected arsonist flees.  At least one person was reportedly dead last week and valuable property damaged during a fire outbreak in Benin, Edo state south-south Nigeria. It was gathered that the fire broke out in the evening around 7 pm of the fateful day, specifically on Monday 20th July 2015, killing the only son of one of the couples occupying the building. The mother of the child was said to have stepped out and left the child in the room sleeping but on her return sees that the building…

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New Biafra Radio Starts Broadcasting

A new secessionist radio station, BIAFRA 24 has commenced broadcasting within the South-Eastern part of Nigeria. This may not be unconnected with the controversial jamming of the signals of RADIO BIAFRA, another popular secessionist station in the same region. The two pirate radios are propagating the same message, -The Independence and break-away of Eastern Nigeria (Biafra) from the present contraption. The radio station said it is running with the motto of “bringing Biafra closer” and on Friday promised to launch 50 other radio Biafra stations to push for the “freedom…

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Sad Sallah as Suicide Bombers Kill 50 in Yobe

It was a sad Eid-ul-fitr celebration for some Muslim residents of the northern city of Damaturu as two female suicide bombers detonated bombs, killing not less than 50 people. The Nigerian Army said the explosion occurred at around 7:40am when an elderly woman and a 10-year old girl carried out the dastardly act. Army Spokesperson, Colonel Sanni Usman confirmed that the explosions went off at the screening area for Muslim worshippers intending to partake in the traditional Eid prayers situated at Layin Gwange, Damaturu and at “Phase One”,  in front of…

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FG Jams Radio Biafra Signals

The Federal Ministry of Information said the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has successfully jammed the signals of a pirate radio in South West Nigeria, – Radio Biafra, months after the secessionist medium commenced transmission without an approval of the commission. Permanent secretary at the Ministry of Information, Dr. Sade Yemi-Esan said the NBC and security forces in the country were hunting those behind the radio to arrest them, after shutting down its signals. Yemi-Esan who was speaking after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on the state of affairs in…

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CPPM Calls for  Cancellation of River State Elections

by Michael Dibie Nigerians observe the first phase of the 2015 general elections, which commenced March 28 with the Presidential, and national assembly elections. In view of the various irregularities noticed in various states of the federation most especially River state, the chief Executive, Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM), Nelson Ekujumi  has called for the cancellation of River state elections. According to him from events monitored via the media, by observers as well as voters, the election witnessed a large turnout of voters who conducted themselves peacefully and…

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Movement of Ilaje Youths Protest Non Inclusion in Pipeline Security Contract

by Joshua Timi The Movement for Ilaje Youths has protested its non-inclusion in the pipeline security and protection contract released to the oil producing states of the NigerDelta by the Federal Government. The peaceful youth who came out in hundreds engaged in public demonstration to the ‘Agbala Afin’ in  Kofawe area of Igbokoda. The protest had youths from Ugbo, Aheri, Mahin and Etikan also in attendance, as they sang solidarity songs and brandishing leaves to show their displeasure at how Ilaje community has been shortchanged in the pipeline security contract,…

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