Radio Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu moves to halt trial

The director of  Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu made moves to stall the continuation of his trial, before a Federal High Court in Abuja. Kanu, in an application, presented through one of his counsels, prayed the court to stay further proceedings on his trial, until the Appeal Court takes a decision on a ruling by the court. A counsel to Kanu, Chucks Muomah said he had filed an application for stay of proceedings, pending the hearing on protection of witnesses, at the court  of appeal? While not opposing the right of appeal, Counsel for the prosecution,Magaji Labaran ,said they were opposing the application for stay of proceedings and the allegations of bias? Labaran further prayed the court to disregard the application and move for a speedy trial? After the day's proceedings, a counsel to Kanu, spoke to newsmen, insisting that the judge was biased. Kanu's appeal came after Justice John Tsoho granted the DSS the permission to...

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...

Biafra ‘will teach’ Nigeria how to conduct polls – Ralph Uwazuruike

TVC NEWS : Ralph Uwazuruike  founder of BIM Biafra Independent Movement (BIM)  said on Wednesday that,  its forthcoming election would be a learning curve for Nigeria. Ralph Uwazuruike, who was represented by made the statement in Enugu during a sensitization programme ahead of the February 22 election into wards, provinces, districts, regions and zones in the south-east and south-south. Uwazuruike expressed optimism that the “Biafran dream would soon be realized and that Our election will not be conducted same way as that of Nigeria, BIM will not give room for election rigging as is the case in Nigeria”. He also said “We are well prepared, we will teach Nigerians how to conduct crisis-free election''. “Ralph Uwazuruike concluded by saying : The processes as you can see have commenced, we have also commenced preparations for our census which will take place in the entire Biafra region to ascertain our population, I commend you all for your steadfastness...

NPS arraigns Nnamdi Kanu before new Judge

TVCE (ABUJA) - The Nigerian Prison Service has arraigned leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra and radio Biafra boss, Nnamdi Kanu, before a new judge, Justice James Tsoho of the federal high court in Abuja, Nigeria's capital. ‎Kanu, pleaded not guilty to the six count charge professed against him. The six count charge against Kanu include treason and other offenses based on his agitation for secession of biafra After taking the charges, his counsel, Chuks Muomah SAN, applied that he should be transferred and remanded in prison custody Muomah added that the department of state security service, cannot be the complaint and also hold his client at the same time. He also emphasised that the accused person has been in the custody of the sss for the past three months without access to his lawyers and family. Counsel for the prosecution, Mohammed Diri, however opposed the application for transfer on the grounds that it was...

Biafran struggle: Ohanaeze rejects Kanu’s approach

The Secretary General of the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Joe Nwaorgu, says the approach of the founder of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to the perceived marginalisation of the Igbo is unacceptable. Nwaorgu said Kanu’s strategies to correct the alleged imbalance were at variance with that of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo which believed that the problems could be resolved within the country and not through violence. Speaking in an interview with our correspondent on Thursday, Nwaorgu, however, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to consider releasing Kanu unconditionally. He said Kanu has not issued any apology to Igbo leaders over his comments about them. He said, “Kanu’s solution to the Biafran matter is different from ours and not acceptable to us. Kanu and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo are operating on different sides of the coin. He and the youths believe in going out to the streets to protest. Kanu’s despondency is much deeper than ours. I...