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US Attorney General Freezes all Federal Executions
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US Attorney General Freezes all Federal Executions

  US Attorney General Merrick Garland has ordered a moratorium on federal executions while the Justice Department continues its review of the death penalty, the department said in a statement. “The Department of Justice must ensure that everyone in the federal criminal justice system is not only afforded the rights guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States, but is also treated fairly and humanely,” Garland said in the statement on Thursday. “That obligation has special force in capital cases.” Garland’s predecessor, William Barr, resumed the use of capital punishment last year after a 17-year hiatus. In the waning months of the administration of President Donald Trump, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) carried out 13 executions, as the COVID-19 pandemic...
Panic In Delta As Military Helicopters Bomb Suspected IPOB Camps
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Panic In Delta As Military Helicopters Bomb Suspected IPOB Camps

  Fighter aircraft deployed by the Nigerian military have been combing some communities in Delta State and raining strikes on forests which are suspected to be hideouts of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). SaharaReporters learnt that there is panic in communities such as Anwai in Asaba, Ugwuwaosu and Ugbolu as the military aircraft rained strikes. Residents have said the aircraft they sighted flew low over houses. “The helicopters passed two times this morning and then we heard booms. Why are they targeting non-existent IPOB and where were they when faceless Fulani herdsmen wrote a threat letter to attack Delta? “The military aircraft has been disturbing the serenity of our communities and this should stop. We have babies, small children and aged persons who can d...
Nnamdi Kanu Writes British Commission In Nigeria, Demands Full Protection, Unconditional Release As British Citizen
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Nnamdi Kanu Writes British Commission In Nigeria, Demands Full Protection, Unconditional Release As British Citizen

  The Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has written to the British High Commissioner in Nigeria, Catriona Laing, asking that the British authorities file a Diplomatic Note with Nigeria's Federal High Court indicating Britain's sovereign interest in his trial as a British citizen. Kanu, in the letter exclusively obtained SaharaReporters and written by his legal counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, on Thursday, said the British authorities must declare that he is not a criminal but "a person who possesses a political opinion which the Nigerian authorities are seeking to suppress using punishment of some sort." The IPOB leader was arrested and detained since Sunday with the Department of State Services in Abuja and had been taken to court in chains and handcuffs while h...
Igboho Should Be Thankful Buhari’s Government Only Planted Guns, Not Bombs In His House—Activist, Adeyanju
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Igboho Should Be Thankful Buhari’s Government Only Planted Guns, Not Bombs In His House—Activist, Adeyanju

  Human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju has accused Nigerian Government of planting guns in the house of Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemi, popularly known as  Sunday Igboho. Deji disclosed this in a tweet where he condemned the killing of two people in Igboho’s residence by government’s security agents. He also said Igboho should be thankful that government agents planted only guns and not bombs in his house. “Igboho should be thanking God that it is only guns they planted in his house and not bombs. "This hopeless government killed 2 people in Igboho’s house and they are acting like they didn’t committed any crime today,” he said. The Department of State Services (DSS) has earlier confirmed that the joint security operatives killed two allies of Igboho during a...
Igboho’s Aide, Koiki Ignores His Principal’s Position, Insists Lagos Rally Will Hold As Planned
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Igboho’s Aide, Koiki Ignores His Principal’s Position, Insists Lagos Rally Will Hold As Planned

  Olayomi Koiki, media aide to Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo,, aka Sunday Igboho has insisted that the Lagos Mega rally slated for Saturday will hold as planned. This is despite the cancellation of the same rally by Sunday Igboho after the attack on his house by men of the Department of State Services. On Friday, barely a day after the attack on Igboho's house which resulted in the death of two people, Koiki posted an update stating that the rally would go ahead as planned. He urged Yoruba people to partake in the rally and support the agitation for self-determination. He wrote on Facebook, “Count Down tomorrow Rally goes ahead as planned. 3rd July 2021. Venue: Ojota. Time: 7 am. Come out in numbers to support the freedom of Yoruba Self Determination. ”1999 ...
I Was Very Happy When I Heard About Nnamdi Kanu’s Arrest— Kaduna Governor, El-Rufai
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I Was Very Happy When I Heard About Nnamdi Kanu’s Arrest— Kaduna Governor, El-Rufai

  Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai says he was happy when he heard about the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) had on Tuesday announced that Kanu was intercepted by operatives of Nigeria's security intelligence on Sunday. Speaking in an interview on BBC Pidgin, El-Rufai said Boko Haram terrorists and bandits are different from the IPOB because they don’t have a recognised and centralised leadership. He said Kanu is a visible and central leader, based abroad and calling for the dissolution of the country. The governor said, “I was very happy (when Nnamdi Kanu was arrested) because, first he jumped bail, jeopardising his sureties. “Secondly,...
No Going Back On Yoruba Nation’s Rally In Lagos Despite Police Threats, Intimidation— Ilana Omo Oodua Group
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No Going Back On Yoruba Nation’s Rally In Lagos Despite Police Threats, Intimidation— Ilana Omo Oodua Group

  The Umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO), has reconfirmed that the pro-Yoruba Nation's rally scheduled to hold in Lagos on Saturday will go on as scheduled. The group is headed by renowned historian and Second Republic member of the Nigerian Senate, Professor Banji Akintoye. Meanwhile, the IOO, in another letter to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, and copied to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Sanwo-Olu by its General Secretary and Legal Adviser, Arc. George Akinola and Barr. Olasupo Ojo respectively, urged the Lagos State Police Command to ensure that the rally is peaceful, orderly and not hijacked by hoodlums as earlier insinuated by the police. In a statement made available to journalists by the ...
IPOB Declares Support For Igboho Over Attack On His Home, Warns Of Looming Crisis
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IPOB Declares Support For Igboho Over Attack On His Home, Warns Of Looming Crisis

  The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the invasion of the residence of Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho by the Department of State Services (DSS). IPOB described the attack on Igboho’s Soka residence in Ibadan, as barbaric and unacceptable. IPOB, in a statement issued by the spokesman of the group, Emma Powerful, also alleged that the Fulani and their collaborators are trying to bring catastrophe to Nigeria. The group asked the Nigerian government and security agents, especially the DSS, to stop taking it for granted. A statement by Powerful reads: “We the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, condemn the recent attack and massacre of peaceful and unarmed citizens...
Present Proofs That We Were Involved In Nnamdi Kanu’s Arrest— Kenyan Authorities Tell Nigerians
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Present Proofs That We Were Involved In Nnamdi Kanu’s Arrest— Kenyan Authorities Tell Nigerians

  The Kenyan Government has again strongly denied that it or its security officials were involved in the arrest and extradition of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, who was nabbed on their soil last Sunday and brought to Nigeria. The Kenyan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Wilfred Machage, who addressed a press briefing in Abuja, stated that anyone or group with proofs that Kenyan security officials, agencies, or the government arrested Kanu should be free to share them. Machage added that Kenya, like several other countries, have been named in recent days as where Kanu was arrested, saying Nigerians should demand the true answers from their government, who made the arrest and not from Kenya. Machage said, "One, Nnamdi Kanu; I want to address this allega...