Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Biafra news headlines for today Monday, 20th January 2020.
Below is a roundup of top stories on Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and other pro-Biafra groups.
1. Gowon Finally Opens Up On Biafra, Ojukwu 50 Years After
Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria’s wartime Head of State, has finally opened up on Biafra, late warlord Chukwuemeka Ojukwu and Aburi conference 50 years after the war. Naija News reports that the General opened up on some inside details of what transpired before, during and after the nation’s three-year civil war in a small version of “General Gowon’s War Memoirs.”
2. Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Bombs Father Mbaka Over Prophecy On Ihedioha, Hope Uzodinma
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has berated Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka for predicting the sacking of Emeka Ihedioha and the emergence of Hope Uzodinma as the governor of Imo State, southeast Nigeria. Naija News had reported earlier that the Supreme court sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo state and affirmed Uzodinma as the winner of the March 9 governorship election.
3. Biafra: Day Ojukwu Shed Tears Over Nigerian Soldiers – Ex-ADC
Obi Udezue Onubogu, a former security officer to a warlord, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, says the day the defunct Biafra Head of State shed tears, was over Nigerian soldiers that were captured by Biafran fighters. Naija News reports that Onubogu, who was a young police officer when hostilities broke out leading to the declaration of the Republic of Biafra by Ojukwu, the then Governor of Eastern region, made this revelation during an interview with The Sun Newspaper.
4. Nnamdi Kanu To Storm Nigeria For Parents’ Burial
Barring any last-minute change, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, will return to Nigeria for the burial ceremony of his parents, Naija News understands. Naija News had reported earlier that Nnamdi Kanu‘s parents, late HRH Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife late Ugoeze Sally Nmeme Okwu-Kanu will be buried on Valentine’s day, Friday, February 14, 2020.
5. Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Explodes Over Hope Uzodinma’s Emergence As Imo Governor
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has condemned the emergence of Hope Uzodinma as the Executive Governor of Imo State, saying the former senator is allowed as a governor “we are finished as a people.” Naija News reports that Kanu made this statement during a live broadcast on Radio Biafra on Wednesday, January 15, to mark the “Biafra War 50th Anniversary.”
6. Biafra: Buhari Fighting War Against Igbo In Nigeria – Nnamdi Kanu
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, says the administration of President Muhamadu Buhari is still fighting a war against the Igbo people as if the Nigerian Civil War has not ended. Naija News reports that Kanu made this statement during the live broadcast on Radio Biafra on Wednesday, January 15, to mark the “Biafra War 50th Anniversary.”
7. Biafra: IPOB To Back Operation Amotekun – Nnamdi Kanu
The Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has vowed to support the newly established South-west security outfit, Amotekun. Naija News reports that governors from Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, and Lagos States had in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital established the security outfit.
8. Biafra: Date Fixed For Burial Of Nnamdi Kanu’s Parents
Nnamdi Kanu‘s parents late HRH Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife late Ugoeze Sally Nmeme Okwu-Kanu will be buried on Valentine’s day, Friday, February 14, 2020. Naija News reports that this was disclosed by Prince Emmanuel Okwu Kanu, the youngest son of the late monarch on Monday while addressing members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) from Isiala Ngwa local government area of Abia state who paid the family a condolence visit.
That’s Biafra news for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.