We Will Join Kanu To Demand Biafra If South-East Doesn’t Get Presidency In 2023 ― Nwodo
  • August 6, 2020
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Okwesilieze Nwodo, a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the elite in the south-east will join Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to demand Biafra Republic if the region does not get the presidency shot in 2023. Kanu has been at the forefront of the agitation for Biafra over the claim that the Igbo are being marginalised in Nigeria. In an interview with Vanguard, Nwodo hailed Tanko Yakassi, elder statesman, who called for Igbo presidency in 2023. Nwodo said the Igbo had been persecuted for over 50 years, advising those who want a secure future for their children to elect an Igbo man as president. He said, "Yakassi's call is very fair, and that is the correct thing. In the first republic, the...

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Coronavirus:Odion Ighalo, Manchester United striker stays in UK
  • February 9, 2020
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Odion Ighalo will not go on Manchester United's training camp in Spain over fears the coronavirus outbreak could lead to him being denied entry back into the UK. Striker Ighalo arrived in Manchester last week after joining United on loan until the end of the season from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua on Deadline Day. The coronavirus has claimed 722 lives and restrictions could be placed on travellers who have been in mainland China within the past fortnight. It means Ighalo will remain in Manchester on a personal training and fitness programme while his team-mates enjoy their winter break in Spain on a warm-weather training camp. "Odion will stay in Manchester, because he arrived from China in the last 14 days," United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told MUTV. Source: Skynews

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Terrorists are entitled to a fair trial
  • August 4, 2020
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Pretoria, South Africa – Boko Haram’s violence has devastated north-east Nigeria and neighbouring countries in the Lake Chad Basin. Thousands of suspects were arrested by Nigeria’s military from 2009 to 2013 and then detained without charge until a series of flawed mass trials in 2017 and 2018. Only four judges were assigned to trials of more than 5 000 suspects, and the trials lasted five days or less – too little time for prosecutors to present a case or lawyers to offer a defence. The hearings took place in military camps with poor facilities for court officials and suspects. They were closed to the public and attended only by a select group of civil society and media. Proceedings were rushed, legal aid was limited, and cases were based on confessions...

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