Court stands down Nnamdi Kanu trial

TVC E. The Federal High Court today, February 9, stood down the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu “I am sorry the case has been stood down for other matters to be attended to,” Tsoho said. Kanu went into the courtroom on handcuffs, a rare sight as prison officials always remove handcuffs from accused persons in the premises before they are allowed into the court rooms. Kanu’s lawyer pleading with him to let his handcuff be removed but alas when the officials came to remove it, he refused. He was also denied bail on submissions that would escape trial being in possession of a British passport and that the allegations against him are grave and a threat to national security. The judge added that the rights of an individual does not supersede the peace and security of a nation. Kanu’s lawyer, Chuks Muoma had asked the court to release...

We don’t recognise Biafran passport -US,UK

TVC NEWS : Britain has said it does not support the agitation for the creation of a Biafran nation from Nigeria. The British High Commission yesterday at Abuja explained that the position of the UK government during the civil war was a matter of historical record. In a statement by the Press and Public Affairs Officer, British High Commission, Abuja by Mr. Joe Abuku, it was announced that the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom will not recognize the passports being issued by the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra. Here is the statement. “The answer is unequivocally ‘NO’. The UK does not recognize the so-called Biafran passport.'' “The position of the UK Government during the Biafran War is a matter of historical record. The UK Government’s position, which reflected the Charter of the Organisation of African Unity, was to recognize the borders laid down at independence. The Biafran War...

British MPs debate ban on Trump

TVCE (LONDON)  - British members of Parliament on Monday debated whether to ban US presidential hopeful Donald Trump from entering the country for "hate speech" after his controversial comments targeting Muslims, Mexicans and others. The debate is the direct result of an online petition which has garnered more than 574,000 signatures but the government, which has the ultimate say, has already said it will not go ahead with any ban. British lawmakers are obliged to consider for debate any petition on the government's official petitions website that reaches 100,000 signatures. Prime Minister David Cameron has called the outspoken billionaire's remarks on Muslims "divisive, stupid and wrong" but said he was opposed to a ban. "I think if he came to visit our country, he would unite us all against him," he said earlier. No decisions are going to be taken at the end of the debate, for which three hours have been allocated.    ...