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Nigerian Army, Police planted bombs in Nnamdi Kanu’s house – IPOB‎ claims

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The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Tuesday, alleged that men of the Nigerian Army planted bombs and explosive devices in the residence of its elusive leader, Nnamdi Kanu in Umuahia, Abia State.

IPOB made the claim while calling on world bodies to prevail on the Army to disclose the types of bombs they planted in Kanu’s residence.

The pro-Biafra group also accused both the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force of looting its leader’s house.

IPOB alleged that security operatives made away with properties belonging to Kanu and members of his family, including his wife’s jewellery.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, the group claimed that the Sunday’s invasion of Kanu’s residence and looting by security operatives was captured on Close Circuit Television, CCT.

The statement reads, “We, the Indigenous People of Biafra, worldwide, do hereby raise the alarm over the incessant raids on our leader’s compound in Afaraukwu Umuahia by the Nigerian government and her security operatives, especially the Nigerian army and police, who have been stealing and looting the palace of His Royal Majesty Eze Sir Israel Kanu for weeks now.

“The criminal activities of these thieves in uniform were captured on hidden CCTV cameras mounted in and around the compound.

“The murderous Nigerian soldiers arrived with 15 Hilux vans to our leader’s compound for the second time in a space of 24 hours and stayed for up to 5 hours inside the compound packing private properties belonging to our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, his wife’s clothing and jewelry and other items belonging to the rest of his family members.

“We are still wondering what the Nigerian army and police had in mind before embarking on yet another invasion and attack on our leader’s compound on Sunday, 8th October 2017.

“Those responsible for the vandalisation of Kanu’s home were initially not aware that they were recorded until the footage started appearing online.

“On realising they were captured on camera, they returned to the palace to destroy the CCTV cameras and loot yet more properties.

“It was at this point the Nigerian Army acknowledged for the first time that they have frequently conducted raids on the palace

“We are calling on the community of civilised nations, human rights groups and other conscientious global organisations to prevail on the Nigerian government to account for the properties they stole from Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s family home and to openly tell the whole world what type of bombs and explosives they planted in his compound.

“They must also stop lying and produce our leader and all those arrested during the murderous raid of 14th September 2017.

“We must also point out to the world that those kidnapped during the murderous invasion of our leader’s compound that led to the death of 28 people on the 14th September 2017 are still unaccounted for, including Mazi Nnamdi Kanu himself.

“There is no doubt in our mind that our leader, alive or dead, is in the custody of the Nigerian Army with the knowledge of Igbo governors and Ohaneze Ndigbo.”

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Rotimi Amaechi gets another appointment from Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi as the Secretary/Director General of his campaign team.

This was contained in a statement signed by Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, on Thursday.

A terse statement said Amaechi will subsequently appoint other members of the Buhari-Osinbajo Presidential Campaign team.

The statement reads, “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a campaign organization for his re-election in 2019 with Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi as Secretary.

“Hon. Amaechi was the Director General of the Buhari-Osinbajo Presidential Campaign Committee in 2014-2015 that won the elections and brought the current administration into office.

“The new Director-General will announce other appointments into the campaign structure as approved by President Buhari.”

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South African fraudster arrested over a racist rant against President Cyril Ramaphosa on social media

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Kessie Nair, a convicted South African fraudster has been arrested over a racist rant against the country’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa on social media.

Nair is due to appear in court on charges of inciting violence and crimen injuria, or injuring a person’s dignity, police said. His family said he had mental health issues, and needed urgent medical care as racism remains a major issue in South Africa, almost 24 years after white-minority rule ended.

In a video widely shared online, Nair, who is of Indian origin, used a racially derogatory word to describe presidentRamaphosa. The president should be “charged for defrauding this nation‚ for oppressing this nation‚ for high treason‚ for being the source to all crime and violence and poor health care and poverty in this so-called true democracy,” he added.

Subsequently, police arrested Nair in Phoenix, a mainly Indian residential area in KwaZulu-Natal province, on Wednesday following outrage over his post.

The governing African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal condemned the video as “scurrilous”, and said Mr Nair should face the “harshest punishment” but the president’s spokesman, Khusela Diko, said Nair was “clearly a sick person and his racist rant is not deserving of any airtime”, South Africa’s TimesLive news site reported.

“His tirade against the president demonstrates delusional and attention-seeking behaviour,” Mr Diko said, before the arrest. Nair, a former councillor, was sentenced to six years in prison for fraud in 2005.

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‘Buhari’s order does not exonerate Senator Adeleke, he’s not free yet’, says Police

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POLITICs – This morning, the Nigeria Police force reacted to the order issued by President Buhari restricting the force from inviting Senator Ademola Adeleke of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Speaking on Good Morning Nigeria, a programme on NTA, Jimoh Moshood, Police spokesperson, opined that the President’s order does not clear Adeleke from the alleged crimes, noting that he could be invited any time the force want.

Recall that the PDP aspirant for the forthcoming Osun gubernatorial election was on Wednesday accused of examination malpractice after West African Examination Council, WAEC, had cleared and confirmed that he sat for the 1981 council’s exams. In view of that Police declared him wanted.

However, through the intervention of Buhari on Wednesday, Police withdrew from further investigation on the matter. But reacting to the order issued by Buhari not to invite him pending when Osun election is over, Jimoh averred that Mr. President’s order does not exonerate Adeleke from his allegation.

In his words, “there is no time limit to arrest a suspect any suspect that has been accused or there is allegation of an offence can be invited at any time. Police action terminates when a matter has been taken to court. We have filed charges in court and the matter is off our hands”.

“But if there is any directive that we should not invite him, that directive does not exonerate him from allegation, court process and the people should know that the rule of law prevails above any other consideration. As at yesterday, the deputy inspector-general of police in the state have gone around the state on what we call ‘the show of force exercise’ with other security agencies.

The DIG operation is in charge of the security architecture in the state for the election, they have gone round, they have met with people and equally talk to them. We are enjoying very large cooperation from them, we are hopeful that come Saturday everything will be peaceful to secure an environment for a credible election.”

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