Ohaneze reacts to moves to re-arrest Nnamdi Kanu; blasts Nigerian govt

Nnamdi Kanu
Nnamdi Kanu

The Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, and the pro-Biafra group, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB have condemned the Federal Government’s moves to re-arrest IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, describing it as the height of hypocrisy.

In a statement Saturday, the president of Ohaneze, John Nwodo, warned the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to respect his oath of office, and beam his attention on other urgent national matters.

“I am amazed that the distinguished attorney is prepared to contest the superiority of the provisions of the Constitution on fundamental human rights of freedom of movement and freedom of association over an erroneous judicial proclamation violating those rights,” Mr Nwodo said.

“A few hours ago under the watchful eyes of the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and in total defiance of the Head of State’s proclamation of the rights of a citizen of Nigeria to live anywhere in Nigeria and to do business anywhere in Nigeria, the Arewa Youths, pretending to withdraw their quit notice, gave qualifications to the Head of State’s proclamation, issuing conditions for enjoyment of citizenship status.”

“These same Arewa Youths are supposed to have been arrested on the orders of the Governor of Kaduna State and the Inspector General of Police for acts of treason, conversion and sedition. As the chief law officer of the Federation, the Attorney-General looks the other way. He does not go to court to seek an order of arrest or prosecution.”

Mr Malami had on Friday demanded the revocation of Mr. Kanu’s bail which was granted the defendant in April.

The application which was based on 12 grounds of appeal, followed an allegation by the AGF that Mr. Kanu exhibited flagrant disobedience of court orders on his bail conditions.

But Ohaneze said that Nnamdi Kanu, as a citizen of Nigeria, is free to hold any point of view no matter how displeasing to anyone so long as they are not inciting or provoking any criminal activities.

He argued that even though some Igbo leaders had differences of opinion with Mr. Kanu on certain matters, that did not mean they would sit back and allow his rights to be trampled on.

“We have been insulted and abused by Radio Biafra but we concede them their right to differ from us. We concede them their nature to be exuberant as youth but we cannot be judgmental about their rights.

“This is a democracy. In democracies, leaders are abused, pelted with rotten eggs and booed at, as the former Edo State Governor was booed in Abuja a few days ago. These acts are not necessarily criminal,” the Ohaneze said.

The group urged the Attorney-General not to exacerbate the already tense situation in the nation by commencing a legal action which portrays him as biased, insensitive and misdirected.

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB in its own statement described the move by the federal government to re-arrest its leader Nnmadi Kanu as a dangerous path of intimidation, which smacks of ‘state sponsored terrorism designed to silence free speech and infringe on rights to peaceful assembly.’

The group noted that before the federal government decided to make a move to arrest its leader, it must first go to court to obtain a court order or else it will be resisted ‘by millions of IPOB members.

The media and publicity secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, while reacting to call said the government must also approach the courts to grant its prayers and not try to subvert the legal process by arresting without the permission of the court.

“We wish to place the whole world on notice regarding the illegal and wholesome undemocratic moves by Government to re-arrest our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who committed no crime known to the laws of the Nigerian state. This dangerous path of intimidation, smacks of state sponsored terrorism designed to silence free speech and infringe on our rights to peaceful assembly”.

“Merely asserting that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is a threat to the Nigerian government is not a crime unless accompanied by legally definable crime or offence. The Buhari led administration must know that threats and more threats heaped upon intimidation after intimidation ‘do not wash’ with IPOB. Before Buhari decides to make a move to arrest our leader, he must first go to court to obtain a court order or else it will be resisted by million of IPOB members.”

He said Mr Kanu was prepared for a long drawn battle with the Federal Government.

“Nnamdi Kanu is spiritually and mentally prepared for this epic battle. He is not afraid of being locked up without trial as long as his personal physician will be allowed to visit and attend to his medical needs. In dictatorial and totalitarian regimes such as we have under this APC government, outspoken critics are often imprisoned without trial, so this undemocratic and illegal approach to resolving the thorny issue of Biafra self-determination championed by IPOB is to be expected.”

“The Federal Government must also state where it is written in the 1999 Constitution that being in a crowd of more than 10 people, calling for the election and attending rallies is a crime. Our teams of local and international lawyers are following the developments closely. That Nigeria is dangerously close to the brink of collapse today is a direct result of the first illegal arrest and detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, arresting him again will plunge Nigeria into an unimaginable crisis,” the group warned.


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  • Dan arewa

    Just listen to this stoopit Nigger nwodo. Hell or high water Kanu will be arrested and return to jail.

    • Riot50000

      Premium times, phuck you

      • victoria

        That bastard Kanu should be arrested and hanged

        • 0tile

          The senseless certificate forger should leave the young man alone.

        • African Hero

          i can smell your Pucsccy over the internet.
          go an douche, wench.

    • Riot50000

      YOUR MAMA TOTO

      • trashy igbo-biafra animal!

    • 0tile

      In dictatorship cum banana republic such arrests and rearrests are common. The old goad is not likely to change.

      • 0tile

        …old goat I mean to say.

  • Mayo

    This is exactly what I said in a comment on another paper’s article about Arewa Youths withdrawing the quit notice. I’m reproducing the comment below

    —–
    I thought El Rufai issued an arrest order on these guys. How come they weren’t arrested? Kanu has also flagrantly flouted his bail conditions. Why hasn’t he been arrested?
    If you arrest Kanu, Igbos will say – why didn’t you arrest people from other ethnic groups when they flouted the law (which is a valid point). Government has to be seen to be applying the law equally to everybody. Buhari should simply draw a line and say going forward, if you break the law, you pay. The selective application of the law is what is killing us in this country.

    • 0tile

      Why not advise Buhari to apply commonsense and treat every citizen with justice. Why does he discriminate against Igbo so recklessly? Did he come back from his medical treatment to start another war?

      • patriotism

        Otile is an sentimental igbo, who don’t know anything except sentiments. Be civilized by visiting other parts of Nigeria, leave your village in SE to Lagos or Abuja to appreciate other tribes. A myopic bigots who don’t have any sense to comment except hatred and sentiments.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Ignoring the id!ot is the best response to it.

          • 0tile

            Simply admit that you are a tout not a real lawyer. No real lawyer is in love with your favorite word ‘id!ot’.

          • elthamps

            Real lawyer? Laughable, he’s just been schooled by a British based Nigerian lawyer on the Kanu case, he tucked his tail in between his legs, thanked the guy, apologized and took his leave shamefully. Real lawyers do not attach any title before or after their names, mainly obtainable in Africa, especially Nigeria.

        • 0tile

          Indeed I have been to other parts of the Republic of Nigeria contrary to your belief. I am an open minded man unlike your egbon fake lawyer, kayode soyemi. He is the one you can call bigot and hater not me. Boy, you could hear him describe people from SS SE with disdain, he calls people_bufoon, id!ot, and other unspeakable words. The man is boiling with tribal hatred.

      • Mayo

        Did you read my comments? If you did, then you’d see that I said the same thing as ‘every citizen should be treated with Justice’

  • Re-arresting Kanu is like stirring the hornet’s nest.
    His messages resonate with thousands and anything that would astronomically soar his popularity should be avoided at this time. Mark my words: Kanu will ignominiously sink into oblivion.

  • princegab

    Malami is only looking for trouble, he’s bent as hell to bring pmb’s administration down.

    • eddy

      Story!

    • patriotism

      Nobody can bring PMB’s govt down, the right thing is court gave Kanu bail with conditions and he violated the conditions as such the same court ought to revoke the bail and return him to jail, period.

      • princegab

        The bail conditions were ethereal and violated kanu’s fundamental human rights. Malami was been clever by half as said conditions emanated from his office ab initio.

        • patriotism

          Why did he accept it in the first place, instead of rejecting the condition and continues staying in jail. To do justice he must he must return to jail.

          • princegab

            It was unjustly jailed in the first place. Then guilty conscience led malami to offer hobsom choice bail. Kanu and his team lawyers been more clever accepted so that kanu could fight back from outside walls. The bail conditions are inhumane, they constitute another problem against the prosecutor, they might warrant technicality in favour of kanu.

        • joe

          But the hustling ibo man agreed to it. That guy is just another ibo man,trying to make ends meet

          • princegab

            Who won’t take it to ease his chance to seek justice? I see that you are bias by your phrase”igbo man”. Sentiments that are unhealthy for Nigeria’s progress.

    • Kallah Bature

      I wonder what kind of people will call Kanu their leader.Nigeria is surely full of strange individuals.

      • princegab

        Ipob members choose Kanu as their oga. Note that we wouldn’t be individuals if we were not strange.

      • 0tile

        Have you killed your defacto leader Imam Abu Shekau? Have you people not left him to rule Sambisa forest? Is the forest no longer Nigerian territory? Defeated Boko Haram my foot.

  • realist

    The biased and injustice of Hausa/Fulani is becoming too obvious. Arresting one and allowed another to walk freely despite committing similar offence is an act of injustice. Whereas their is no peace without justice.

    • eddy

      What caused the other to react? If Kanu had disobeyed those conditions for bail would they have made those statements?

      • grand maze

        If Nigeria had not continuously marginalised the igbos, would Kanu had reacted with calls for secession.

        • joe

          You meant to write “If Kanu hadn’t gone broke in England, would Kanu had reacted with calls for secession”☺.

          • grand maze

            No, I meant to write that you are not yet matured for adult discussion.

    • tunde008

      Don’t you have Ekweremadu in the senate?

      • 0tile

        Is Ekweremadu higher than the certificate forging bigot you got as president?

  • NOI sucks

    Even though Kalu flouted his bail conditions and turned himself into a tin god to his illiterate followers, he should be arrested, and the Arewa team should be arrested as well, no one has monopoly of violence.

    • High Sense

      @disqus_4oEmKZ4v8H:disqus;

      How Buhari’s ignorant economics pushed Nigeria to recession

      “Preliminary data for the first
      half of the year indicate significant revenue shortfalls with the
      interest-payments to revenue ratio remaining high (40 percent at end-June) and
      projected to increase further under current policies, High domestic bond yields
      and tight liquidity continue to crowd out private sector credit.

      Given Nigeria’s low growth
      environment and the banking system’s exposure to the oil and gas
      sector, non-performing loans increased from 6 percent in 2015 to 15 percent
      in March 2017 (8 percent after excluding the four under-capitalized
      banks
      ). Helped by favorable base effects, headline inflation decreased
      to 16.1 percent in June 2017, but remains high despite tight
      liquidity conditions”.

      • High Sense

        “Then there is what critics describe as the “self-inflicted” wounds —
        the currency policies and associated import controls set up to conserve hard
        currency by prioritising strategic imports when Mr Buhari took power 12 months
        ago. These have starved existing businesses of inputs, leading to a collapse in
        supplies of everything from medicines to spare parts, while incidents of price
        gouging have risen.

        The policies are also blamed for encouraging capital flight while forestalling fresh investment.
        Inflows dropped by nearly 75 per cent to $711m in the first four months of 2016. The impact
        has been chilling. Nigeria’s economy, which grew annually at an average rate of 7% in the
        decade to 2014, contracted by 0.36 per cent in the first quarter
        . According to most
        forecasts it is heading into recession.

        The import controls and restrictions on foreign exchange have hit the manufacturing sector hard,
        eroding the credibility of the Buhari administration’s ambition to diversify the economy.”

        …….Financial Times of London

        (May 30th, 2016)

        • FineBoy

          Leave these thrash.

          Capital flight from wherever where?

          You read these lies and you believe.

          The West is looking for market to sell finished goods. FT times is part of junk news against 3rd World.

          Let them write same on China

        • tunde008

          Ol boy just keep quiet.

      • Pat

        Look beyond your nose, please!

      • tunde008

        GEJ killed the country by 2014.Go ask your NOI.

        • 0tile

          Prove it. Yoruba false accusation does not make sense.

    • grand maze

      Not complete. You must include the Yoruba oduduwa Republic group and the Niger Delta Republic group in the arrest otherwise fair justice has not been done.

      • tunde008

        Kanu started the nonsense ,others are just reactions.

        • 0tile

          Certificate forger Buhari started the nonsense and you know it. Don’t you?

        • grand maze

          Reaction is not a defence in law. If someone kills your brother, you react and kill him, will the law justify your killing, no. Rather the law will expect you to report the matter to the appropriate authority.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Anyone who flouts the law should be ready to face the consequences. Simple.

  • Riot50000

    OHANEZE NDI NMUO, NOW YOU SEE WHAT KANU HAS BEEN TELLING YOU FOREVER.
    YOU ARE SECOND VLASS CITIZENS IN THE ZOO.
    Now, WHAT are going to do, ask ZOOHARI why he has not arrested his fulani brothers marauding the ZOO with A.K 47S or ask him why his Arewa brothers are daring the government to arrest them?
    USELESS BUFFOONS LEADING IGBO CHILDREN INTO THE TITANIC

  • Arabakpura

    If Buhari does not apologize for dividing this country into 97:5%, he will never know peace!

    • eddy

      My friend keep quiet dia! Apologize to a nonentity like u? For what?

      • Arabakpura

        For your being a dolt!

      • grand maze

        Even if he does, we will not accept his apology.

    • tunde008

      He did not you chose the corrupt GEJ instead.

      • 0tile

        Do you ever talk about Oduduwa Republic? Why is Biafra indispensable to Yorubas?

        • PolyGon2013

          Having Biafra will be good for Yoruba because Yoruba land will become very peaceful. We can easily send all criminals back to their home in Biafra.

          • elthamps

            That’s a hateful speech, but what do I know! Still waiting for the full meaning, or what constitute a hateful speech from the sophisticated tribe.

      • Arabakpura

        I did nit choose Jonathan! I voted Buhari and had preferred him but his utterances are quite divisive!

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Arabakpura was a Buharist through and through, Sir.

    • Tunsj

      Arabakpura, Bless your hateful heart.

      • 0tile

        Was Buhari not hateful when he decided to favor 97% and discriminate against 5%?

      • Arabakpura

        Your heart will not be blessed because it has not affected you! I joined you guys to vote and defend Buhari! Then he told us that he would divide Nigeria into 97:5%, we thought he was joking, but he went ahead not to appoint any Igbo into his original cabinet! Did you ever sympathize with us the minority Igbo that voted for him? May God judge him appropriately if he had done that deliberately because it was the reason why I started listening to Nnamdi Kanu! I know your folks very well and know that they cannot accept it!

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Arabakpura, can you please list Buhari’s “original cabinet”?

        • Tunsj

          Arabakpura, I hope you go back and read my past comments. I criticized President Buhari in this forum for not appointing any single Igbo into his original cabinet. Nigeria belongs to all of us and I will love to see an Igbo as President of Nigeria. My point is that there are consequences when anyone breaks bail conditions and I’m sure you agree with me.

  • GusO

    Mr. Nwodo and the Ohaeneze he leads are a bunch of uneducated fools who want to flout the rule of law in Nigeria. Do they know what a criminal contempt of law means in civilized societies? A Sheriff named Joe Arpaio was convicted in Arizona, US for criminal contempt of law by disobeying a judicial order not to harass Mexicans. He disobeyed it and he was convicted of the crime for which Trump has just pardoned him.
    Frankly, I was surprised how KANU continuously flouted the judge’s order not to be in the company of more than 10 people. He just didn’t disobey a judge’s order but went on to carry out seditious actions against the Federation, all the time daring the country to arrest him. I was surprised that the acting President being a lawyer and a formal state attorney general did nothing about it as if he is above the law. Mr. Nwodo’s tribal defense of KANU is the reason we don’t have the rule of law in Nigeria. So, can Mr. Nwodo guarantee that now that he he stated that KANU should not be arrested, he will begin to behave properly in line with the judge’s order? Or is he saying that KANU should be allowed to exhibit criminal contempt of court indefinitely and make our Justice system a mockery? Igbos should pick their fights carefully, but not for KANU who dances to his own tune and in the process has disobeyed the Ohaeneze and the Southeast Governors forum repeatedly. The Ohaeneze should have been educating the jobless youths of the harm KANU and IPOB is bringing to the Southeast instead of defending KANU who threw faeces on the faces of the Ohaeneze and the Southeast Governors.

    • Delta_Quagmire

      The said order you alluded to in itself was on constitutional for staters. I’ll advise you to leave legal matters to those who understands the rudiments of the law.

      • Pat

        He never raised that argument while accepting the bail conditions.

        • tunde008

          Abi ooo

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        See my response to @SLO above and be properly guided on the tenets of the law.

        It is not a wish.

      • joe

        The order is”..on constitutional for staters.” – I guess what you are trying to tell us is that you “understands the rudiments of the law.’ ☺

    • SLO

      What nonsense is this? What is Nigeria turning into? So if a judge orders you not to eat food you will obey that order? My God I can’t believe what I am reading from you. How can an order against the fundamental rights of any human being to free speech and association be a lawful order? This guy has not been convicted of any crime yet. If anything, the FG should be pursuing the merit of the case they originally filed and seek to convict him on that basis if it is proven beyond reasonable doubt,rather than seeking to put him behind bars. Has he jumped bail? Be careful what you wish for, it may be your turn tomorrow. This is what the whites in SA did to Mandela and his group for daring to ask for equal rights and self determination. Even we disagree with Nnamdi Kanu’s position we cannot dehumanise him. We should be blaming the judge for giving an inhuman order. This is why Nigeria’s development is arrested. We apply a military mentality to everything. What law has he disobeyed? Have you heard that anybody was killed by Ipob, or that ipob has forcefully stopped anyone from going about their business? You have to defeat them with ideas like the UK did to Scotland. That is how civilised societies behave. I do not support Ipob’s position and the solution they propose to solve the problems facing the ibos in Nigeria, neither do I support Buhari’s position that Nigeria’s unity cannot be negotiated, but all sides and shades of opinion must be given room to debate, as long as all is within the rule, even an invalid order from a judge must be challenged, what nonsense!

      • Man_Enough

        if a judge orders you not to eat food, and you think the order is wrong, you have to vacate it in a superior court before you disobey it. that is how civilized people do.

        • SLO

          Really, by then I would have died. So instead of you to blame the man who was driving above speed limit over a zebra crossing for an accident, you will blame the guy who hit by the vehicle while walking through the zebra crossing and ask him why he didn’t wait for the vehicle to pass. The judge is an appointee of the FG of Nigeria for which we are all citizens and must only give orders that are valid and within the law books from which he or she derive their powers otherwise it becomes invalid and the blame must go to the judge not to the citizen who’s rights are being trampled upon.

    • grand maze

      You seem not to understand it. Nigeria is already at the brink believe it or not and government should not be further aggravating the tensed situation. The reason of unfair dealings by government being at the root of it. The government looks the other way when groups from other regions engage in quit notices, hate songs and self determination declarations yet gets into a frenzy when it concerns an igbo. Remember hate action breeds hate speech and Nigeria government is full of hate actions and this call for arrest is one of it.

      • FineBoy

        Let us test it legally and by force if need be.

        Media arguments not answer.

        Courts should decide.

    • igboham

      Is a judge in the U.S allowed to give an order contrary to the constitution? Please avoid being smart by half. I do not even need to discuss the number of court orders that Buhari – the executive arm has flouted. Try to be fair sir.

      • patriotism

        Nobody is above the law, the court ought to revoke his bail and return him to jail.

        • 0tile

          Can you people not survive without Biafra? Let them go their way, parasites.

    • Al

      Well said

    • Nigerians are CURSED

      Hhahahahaaaa…Executive arm of govt (Not judicial arm) denying court bail to someone who was granted it, is what Mr GusO? My bros, Lets leave the resting harsh dog to sleep. That was somebody that was granted bail twice and twice he was denied by the almighty executive arm; which was evidently revealed during a presidential chat and how did interpret that? If you don’t understand, then be educated to know that it was 1. violation of constitutional bailing rights of the man 2. violation of court order on bail 3. Insult to the awarded judge luminary integrity and the rubbishing of the judiciary 4. flouted of the man constitutional rights to bail 5. hatred body action towards the man that subsequently generated to hatred speech from the man’s region. So! My bros be true troubleshooter with senses to institute justice before condemnation. No hate speech here, please.

    • Reginald Dandeson

      Please stop your rabble-rousing. President Buhari is as equally guilty of every accusation you have levelled against Nnamdi Kanu as Kanu himself. Nobody is above the law, neither Kanu nor the “Fresident.” He is an elected “Fresident” by the way, not a military head of state.

    • Höly Wähala

      Yoruba upbringing on display… calling a whole group of people names is in your bloodstream. From your elite to miscreants like you, go home and call your parents fools for raising a pfool like you in a broken home. Mannerless boy.

  • Alhaji

    Why doesn’t Buhari concentrate on building our economy, solve unemployment, send his brothers who loot our treasury dry to jail, prosecute his boys, or Boko Haram who have killed over 50000 innocent Christians instead of building drum for war and jihad? If leaders of the developed countries persecute their opponents and play nepotism, will they be able to develop? If the UK Prime Ministers had behave like Buhari by jailing their opposition leaders, would Buhari be able to enjoy modern medical facilities he got after spending over 5 million pounds of our money? it is impossible to be killing and oppressing innocent people because they don’t agree or worship your god, or allah and think you will enjoy it for long. God is different from allah who doesn’t have power to fight for his people.

    • Fake haji, ton of boko-haram followers have been killed although not early or quickly enough. kanu must be remanded he’s becoming too big for his cage if need be the FG should poison him peace at all cost kill a few to save 200+millions.

  • tunde008

    This is why the Igbo people in Nigeria has lost the respect of every other part of Nigerians.Always playing the marginalization card.They have forgotten so soon when they were begging for Kanu’s release. Kanu started abusing and insulting every other tribe in Nigeria no single Igbo leader called him to order even the ohaneze and prominent Igbo leaders did not escape his insults.I fully support the federal government on this ,as far as I know kanu is still carrying the Nigerian passport and must respect the laws of the land.No sentiment on this ,he should be arrested immediately for flouting the Nigerian laws. Igbos should stop supporting bad people in their midst.

    • AFRICANER

      You are terrorists, nobody can insult you enough; what America should do is to start their WAR on Terror on your people. So shut your dirty mouth; you deserve more than insults for terrorism. Go ask the over 1000 shiites killed by you, not to mention your boko haram

    • Al

      Bros am in the same page with you, that’s why we have law and order.
      Infact FG should speed up his trial and sentence him to whatever he deserve so that it will serve as deterrent to others

    • Chukwuka Okoroafor

      Here is the problem. The youths who threatened Igbos were challenging the stability of Nigeria as well as the woman who wrote that anti-Igbo song. None of the perpetrators were arrested. This is clear that there is a double standard and there is a system of Fulani supremacy being established behind the scenes. Note that the first time Kanu was arrested, I initially supported it. It would be immoral now for the Federal authorities to arrest Kanu again without arresting the woman who made that song and the youths who made those threats.

      • Arabakpura

        I used to be on the same camp as these guys innocently surporting Buhari and wishing that he could deal with corrupt people! However, their mass support for injustice pushed me to start liking Nnamdi Kanu! That is how far they can corrupt a good mind!

      • … they stop otherwise their own kin folks would have skinned them alive.

        Nigerian peace is not negotiable.

        If kanu is not neutered he will become the next boko-haram, the head of this snake must be chopped off.

        • princegab

          BH consolidated after its head, a head, was chopped off by fg.
          We are on our way to more BH should the fg make the mistake of re arresting kanu talkless of chopping off fingers. The wind has blown, the fowl gnash is in the open. Restructure or face the consequences. Long live our President, long live Nigeria.

      • Man_Enough

        2 wrongs do not translate into a right. kanu had been flouting the laws before the advent of northern youths or anti-igbo song.

        • Chukwuka Okoroafor

          But he was arrested the first time around. These youths and this woman were never arrested. So it would be injustice for the government to arrest Kanu again without arresting the youth and the woman who wrote that song.

    • Tunsj

      Exactly what I was thinking. Nnamdi Kanu knows quite well that there are consequences when you violate bail conditions.

      • Arabakpura

        He deliberately violated it this time when the state declared the Arewa youths wanted for arrest but turned round to start defending them! Where is our conscience? Sold on the altar of tribal considerations?

        • deji 3SC (Up shooting)

          Bro, you are not being honest and sincere. And honestly this is why other Nigerians are not happy with Igbos. Cownu has been violating his bail conditions before the Arewa group issued their quit notice.

          • Arabakpura

            Please go and check the timeline! You should have understood how I operate before now! I know what I am saying!

          • deji 3SC (Up shooting)

            Which one comes first???? See the timelines. Igbos are just wasting everybody’s time. If I have my way, they will have Biafra like yesterday.

            (1 ) I don’t care, says Nnamdi Kanu as he violates bail condition — second time in 3 days
            The Cable
            May 31, 2017

            (2) Less Than 24Hrs After His Release, Nnamdi Kanu Disobeys Court Order; Violates Bail Condition
            By channels24
            April 30, 2017

            (3) FG may ask court to revoke Nnamdi Kanu’s bail
            PUNCH
            Published June 3, 2017

            (4 ) Northern youths give 3 months quit notice to Igbos
            Tribune
            June 6, 2017

          • Arabakpura

            Do you know what those violations were? People visiting him in his home? He started venturing outside after the quit notice! Trust the newspapers with sensationalism because we also felt that he shouldnt toy visibly with that since he was challenging the conditions in court!

          • deji 3SC (Up shooting)

            I do know. Please go and read the details of the violations yourself. I have pointed you to the publications, name and time. I’m sure you can take it up from there.

          • tundemash

            You claimed “Please go and check the timeline! You should have understood how I operate before now! I know what I am saying!

            And @deji 3SC (Up shooting) printed out a timeline, u asked him to check, to show Kanu disobeyed the bail conditions he signed. Instead of you to now prove you do “know what you are saying” , you shifted the narrative elsewhere; how do you reason ???????? How do you lie barefaced just to present an alternative fact ????

          • Arabakpura

            I can see that you have found d a new job as an analyst! This is exactly what I am talking! Have you checked out what I said? Anyway, no need! We all seem to be set in our ways! Let the good Lord do the delivery!

          • tundemash

            And what was the old job you gave me ?

            On Kanu’s flouting his bail condition, you wrote ” He deliberately violated it this time when the state declared the Arewa youths wanted for arrest but turned round to start defending them ”

            @disqus_lJ4FgIcsAB:disqus said you were wrong; that Kanu flouted his bail conditions ever before the Arewa Youth’s ultimatum.

            You responded to him “Please go and check the timeline! You should have understood how I operate before now! I know what I am saying!”

            And @deji 3SC (Up shooting) came up with those timelines, you challenged him on, to buttress his point.

            Oe would expect you would come up with your timeline to buttress the point you made that “Kanu violated his bail conditions because the state declared teh Arewa youths wanted and turned around to support them”

            So where exactly are you confusing yourself? And please do not bring religion or Lord into this; it’s a very convenient and easy escape strategy.

          • princegab

            These bail conditions are inhumane, were meant to be violated. A special design from the presidency (not pmb) who were out smarted by kanu’s lawyers.
            Malami is to blame if kanu happens to have violated.

          • deji 3SC (Up shooting)

            Princegab, easy for you to write that. Do you remember that Kanu did something before he was arrested and thrown to jail, then dragged to court?

          • princegab

            Is Malami who warmed up of recent to become VP not worse than kanu? Enough of self deceit my brother. Though Malami is incompetent and nothing to talk home about him.

          • elthamps

            Waiting to hear what he did before being thrown into jail, and while at it, what were the decisions of the courts? (The lagos court and the Abuja sitting). Waiting……..

          • deji 3SC (Up shooting)

            You don’t need to wait. You can get the same information on the internet or the news. How you think that I owe you any information baffles me.

      • AryLoyds

        Who is going to arrest the AREWA youth for their quit notice ?

        • joe

          So it is this same stup*d argument all over again!. If your man committed a crime, the discussion should be about whether he committed the crime or not. Not whether somebody else committed a crime as well. !

          • AryLoyds

            What crime ?

          • joe

            The same one you are saying Arewa Youth should be arrested for!!!

          • AryLoyds

            So why did Gov Elrufai ask the police to arrest them after the quit notice in kaduna ?

          • joe

            ??

          • AryLoyds

            You are not that smart after all!

        • Tunsj

          They should be arrested too if they broke any law.

          • AryLoyds

            Help us arrest them if the call for quit notice is ok for a particular ethnic group !

    • Intrepid

      Who need your yeye respect? Does a M0nkeyman like you command any respect when you get out of your ZOOLAND?

    • Arabakpura

      Kanu also called Igbo leaders worse names! Why do you guys always choose to believe what you like? Go back and check, he called them unprintable names! If you know how much Nigeria keeps being demarketted by this altercation, you will know that it was a mistake for Buhari to have advanced that dry joke of 97:5%!

      I was surprised to be asked recently by an ignorant fellow outside Nigeria if Nigeria is in Biafra or Biafra is in Nigeria! We should all come together to fight injustice and enthrone equity if we desire lasting peace!

    • Höly Wähala

      Stop lying and go read reactions of other Nigerians to that initial quit notice to know that Middle Belt, Niger Delta and even the Emir of Katsina came out in full support of Ndigbo… why do you people choose to lie in public for the sake of making crass comments? “The Middle Belt will go with Biafra if Igbos are expelled from the North.” -Dr. Paul Unongo. Does that sound like someone speaking for a region without respect for the Igbos? “I will defend the Igbo with my blood.” – Emir of Katsina. Again, you and your treacherous dirty Yoruba lot should mind your damn business of cleaning up Lagos which has won the 2nd Place as the Dirtiest City to Live in the World, go and read about it at Punch as that should be of more interest to a pig like you… personal hygiene is strange to you animals that’s why you can’t understand my folks demand to be away from smelly animals like you and aboki-fulani. Why are you scared of Biafra, didn’t you claim you can survive without the Igbo, call for a Referendum and put Kanu to shame if you think he’s a fluke. Nonsense!

    • IGBO SLAVE_TRADERS

      GO BACK TO SCHOOL, COWARD

    • African Hero

      ODUDUWA REPUBLIC ANYONE?
      Obsession with Igbo will not bring you up to their level.

  • D.O. Derick

    @tunde008:disqus;

    Derrick’s Diary of Nigeria today under BUHARI

    What is striking to me is how Nigeria is becoming so local – it is scary.
    Lagos under Akin Ambode is today rated by global economists as the 2nd
    worst city in the world. Under the daftly incompetent Raji Fashola it was also
    worsened into becoming the 3rd worst city in the world. Failure upon failure
    is called ACTION and PROGRESS by the APC Leader’s illiterate followers who,
    like him, did not go to primary and secondary schools or had no head to learn
    anything in school. All of a sudden, Nigeria – where the best variant of English
    language was spoken in Lagos in the 1960s – has become such riff-raff society
    where pidgin and broken English is all you hear on the smelly streets.

    Islamist Fuji music has now taken over Lagos city as residents no longer have
    any sense of smell after getting inured to living in stench with gutters passing
    through the bedrooms on Lagos Island – the very last capital of Nigeria. It’s so
    un-believable seeing how a raft of very local creatures with no education and
    bearing only choking names like SALAWU, KAMORU, AHMED, SULE, SUMAILA
    took over Lagos state under the banner of the ruling APC Islamist party. There
    are no John, Thomas, Peter, Andrew and Stephen near the top hierarchies of
    Lagos state anymore. Oh, dear, what a sad story for over-educated but mostly
    senseless Christians who’re being ruined and trampled over by their intellectual
    inferiors. What a tragedy!

    • innocent Madu

      @tunde008:disqus

      You see it now! This is what Nnamdi Kanu is fighting against but some people who can’t reason are
      saying he is a trouble-maker. Somebody is saying that the Igbo people and their neighbours don’t
      want to unite with a backward country that is going backwards. What is wrong with that? Is unity by
      force or what? The people of Biafra don’t want to be part of the illiterate future of northern Nigeria.

      Very simple something to understand. If the Hausa/Fulani and Kanuri people need more slaves,
      they can go to Yorubaland where educated Christians are waving broom behind mostly illiterate
      Yoruba Muslims. That is voluntary slaves for you right there! Let the Hausa/Fulani go and pack
      the slave Yoruba Christians who are earnestly asking for ISLAMIST STATE. The people of the
      East of Nigeria don’t need Islamist Jihadists. Yoruba Christians are enough slaves for Muslims.

      • Country Watch 2017

        @AFRICANER:disqus

        O’ Yes, the Buhari government is not just instinctively murderous,
        it has no compass; but just drifts any which way, like something blowing in the
        wind. Muhamadu Buhari himself does not inspire Nigerians. His sense of justice
        is wrong and askew. Here are two examples of frauds of huge public importance which
        President Muhamadu Buhari sweeps under the carpet either because those involved
        are financiers of his APC party or related to top APC party members:

        • A whopping $146 million allegedly stolen from
        NNPC was found hidden at Sterling Bank in Nigeria by the bank’s Managing Director
        Yemi Adeola who actively hid the funds away from the bank’s balance sheet and
        actively disguised it to prevent detection. President Buhari has not brought the
        Sterling Bank’s officials to book till date for conspiracy or moneylaundering.

        • The Federal government’s Financial Reporting Council agency
        conducted an official investigative audit of Central Bank of Nigeria under the
        tenure of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and uncovered massive fraud disguised on the
        bank’s account books totaling a whopping one Trillion three hundred billion Naira.
        That audit report was detailed and delivered to President Buhari since 29th May,
        2015. Till today, President Buhari has taken no sensible step to either recover the
        stolen funds or bring the CBN officials to book as fraudsters.

      • Uzo Ekere

        @AFRICANER:disqus

        MUHAMADU BUHARI IS LIKE HATE SPEECH FOR ME TO WANT TO DISCUSS, PLEASE!

    • Reginald Dandeson

      My brother, I’ve lived in Lagos long enough sometime ago. And I can confirm that everything you said is truly as it is. In recent years I’ve had to wonder about the same things you’ve talked about here. And I’ve not stopped wondering if there are no longer any Christians of Lagos State origin who are interested in political leadership of the State.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Thanks for the confession.

        In order to reduce the thrash in Lagos, why don’t you remove yourself?

        • Reginald Dandeson

          OMG! That truth pained you this much? Well, for beasts like you, I’ll take an exception to my standing rules on this forum. To start with, the illiterate that you are can’t even understand the simple language I wrote in my comment? “F9” product of English language who managed to finish secondary school through compulsory promotion by LSG without passing any exam, you come here to display your illiteracy? You can’t understand from what I wrote that I couldn’t stomach your trash of a city, second most unliveable city on planet earth, and had left your squalid place for you years ago?

          And, of course, your religion is synonymous to squalum, dirt, disease and epidemic, hence your Islamic domination of the politics of the place can naturally yield nothing but the worst liveable capital city in Africa and second worst in the world. Shame, Big shame on you and your dirty religion and political control.

    • joe

      Lagos is a tragedy? But You guys would rather die than leave Lagos, or the south west in general. Why is it that there are more Ibos in Lagos and in the SW than in the whole of the South East?☺ I will not be surprised if your scammer leader Kanu adds Lagos to the map of biafra tomorrow. Jokers, continue to waste your lives by following another cheap, hustling scammer.

    • anta mitchel

      YOU ARE SICK EBOLA BASTARD
      IS ABA AND ONITCHA BETTER THN LAGOS?

  • For peace sake:

    Anybody or any group who threaten the security of this country should be arrested or even KILLED.

    End of story.

    • Izedomi Ohirein

      Bless you.
      That was how they left boko haram until it metamofoused into a monster that destroyed the NE.
      Biafra miscreants should be destroyed before they set Nigeria on fire in the SE.

      • Reginald Dandeson

        If you seek the destruction of a non-violent movement and those involved in it then fire it is you will get on your head and house. All for the sake of a satanic and hateful President.

        • Cursing negative spirited hoodlums. Go nobody is holding you back.

          • Reginald Dandeson

            I didn’t know that that simple truth will pain you this much, the same way our “Fresident” is greatly pained by the success achieved by the #ResumeOrResign London protesters. Sorry o o!!!

          • No every tribe or region breed’s fraudulent criminals like yours, chinua achebe, plagiarism for his NP ward, because your region is criminal by nature that doesn’t mean all of NIgerians/regions are like your.

            Take that to the bank.

          • Reginald Dandeson

            Oh, you know what is called bank yet I can’t make any head or tail out of what have written. I don’t have the time to argue with illiterates. Bye.

          • You dimwitted thoughtless flesh eating monkey ‘illiterate’ under what circumstance would the likes of you be consider a lettered person?

          • 0tile

            Are you not concerned about the quit notice Niger Delta Agitators gave to Oduduwa people? Do you want Oduduwa people to go too?

          • They also extended us Hausa/Fulani. If you kill one Fulani one thousand igbo-biafra not ND would pay for it so be very careful what you wish for.

          • 0tile

            You people are known terrorists, beheading, rapes, suicide bombing and genocide is always in your minds just like your certificate forging ruler. The devil must do his own work.

        • Izedomi Ohirein

          Biafra miscreants are as violent as boko were when they started their hate speech.

    • emmanuel

      Parasite you will remain 4ever.
      Did you read Ohaneze’s comments at all? It is clear that Nigeria is ending soon. With strong and measured words as spoken by the Igbo leadership, sure Buhari and Nigeria is in trouble. Arrest Kanu and see. At least from Ozubulu experience we now know that all Nigerians have the ability to make a state ungovernable. All people of the East demand is a fair and just society where excellence prevails and the hard worker earns his rightful wage…and not the Nigeria we have today where a brainless sickly waecless man dictates to 200 million people. This is unacceptable.

      • Kanu must be removed, cancer i.e boko haram must not be allowed metastatic again.

        Yes a from the North so?

        Nigeria/Nigerian must have peace at all cost.

        • 0tile

          You swearing/resolution does not count. Who are you? People of commonsense will prevail against Buhari to prevent him from starting another senseless war.

          • Kanu must be broken he’s a man not a god, he would not be allowed slaughter people for his fake glory you break the law you pay the price simple.

            igbo-biafrans are free like any other tribe/groups to go back to their own region at any time.

          • Chukwuji8

            Igbo is not the “five states” HausaFulani created. Say “Igbo”, not “five states”.Igbo is more than the five states you talk about.

          • Pardon me, i left out Israel.

        • Reginald Dandeson

          Hmmm, “peace all cost?” You beat the drums of war on the one hand and talk about peace at all costs on the other hand. If the war you’re advocating because of Kanu comes into reality where on Earth will you find the peace. Have you found peace in Nigeria yet because of Boko Haram?

        • Sandra

          Rantings of a dieing parasite…!!!!

          • elthamps

            hahahahhahhahahahahhahaha, Aptly captured

      • “All people of the East demand is a fair and just society where excellence prevails and the hard worker earns his rightful wage”

        You will attain this by sell fake phone care, killer medication etc, really.

        • 0tile

          Clap for yourself you and your people make your living by parasitism.

    • deji 3SC (Up shooting)

      Bro, I beg make we no kill person o. Who ever does not want to be part of Nigeria should be free to go. Unity should not be by force. If Nigeria really agrees to let Biafar go, I bet you that they will be the one begging to stay in Nigeria

      • Neither the government nor the people are holding them back they said they would not leave without usurping all their neighbor near and far their number one wet dreams are ND-Lagos.

        The security of this country must not be threatened by any group Boko-Haram monkeys of igbo-biafra trash.

        • 0tile

          It is easy for you to brag that they can go, but when the time comes you will starve and resort to genocide and looting their belongings to feed yourselves.

  • JIMPEX

    It is utter stoopidity and as some visitor to this site puts it; ‘Sheer Mumudity’ for anyone to believe that there are Nigerians who will agree to be part of a country when they know that no matter their experience, qualifications or achievements in life and workplace, that they can never ordinarily become the President of Nigeria under normal circumstances. This is the case for everyone who is from the South (Niger Delta) and East (Biafra) of present day Nigeria.

    I know hypocrites and those crude masters of mischief who have been for too long accustomed to servitude will quickly respond b mentioning President Jonathan as exception because he is Niger Deltan. BUT it is clear to the living and the dead the rare circumstance that produced Jonathan. The following are facts:

    1) In 51yrs (1966-2017) years there has not been a president from the EAST ( Zero yrs in office)
    2) It took 51yrs (1960-2011) for the SOUTH (Niger Delta) to produce a president (5yrs in office)
    3) The NORTH has produced 11 Presidents (40yrs in office)
    4) The WEST has produced 2 Presidents (12 yrs in office)

    As General Agbinibo of Niger Delta Avengers rightly put it (on their website), through General Agbinibo, “We refuse to identify as Nigerians in its present pseudo federalism that marginalize the people of the Niger Delta region from which the country survives….Our struggle is simple; if we must remain part of Nigeria, it must be a restructured Nigeria.”

    • Anasieze Donatus

      It simply shows that the Army personals from the East ,South South and West are COWARDS,what stops them from staging a coup like the Hausa Fulani Army personal that overthrows Sitting Governments.Military Coup is for the hard hearthed and such do not blame any tribe.It is either you succeed in the Coup or you loose your life and none of the Military person from the South wish to loose his life and the North where ready to give theirs up so blame your people in the army for not staging a coup and stop counting years of who ruled.

  • Biafra Rising Sun (B.R.S)

    @disqus_MQvfPOmXEM:disqus

    Nnamdi Kanu is not a threat to anything. Freedom is not a threat to anybody. Nigeria is a zoo.
    Human beings who want to escape from a zoo are the ones behaving normally, nothing more.
    The Northern region and the West can start kissing themselves if they want some useless unity
    They don’t need to force the Igbo to join the incest of an orgy where there’s no common sense.
    Unity is only good between people doing same thing, thinking the same way, on the same route.

    • Yati

      @disqus_MQvfPOmXEM:disqus

      I will only support BIAFRA if its borders are agreed to extend from territories
      after Ikom abutting Cameroon in Cross Rivers state up to to Agbor in Delta
      state and comprising the entire lands and inland waterways in-between and
      stretching southwards to the Atlantic sea from Port Harcourt to Calabar.

      • It’s your 5 states or nothing, you must never be allowed “lebensraum” usurping your neighbor is not on the table and must never be allowed in any discussion.

        End of story period.

        • 0tile

          Talk about your janjaweed arab tribe, leave Nigeria quickly. Parasite

        • okenwa

          Chai high blood pressure too bad.

    • Bye GO, every tribe/region would celebrate your departure GO!

      • Iweka Okparaocha

        That was what Igbos(South East and South South) fought war for, and if we can get it peacefully, that’s an accomplishment.

        • What did the Federal fought for, you want the Federal to hand over their victory to you after your lost and capitulate?

          Asaba, Esan, Ijaw, Urhobo, Edo, Ibibio … will not be usurp period.

          Not one inch of this Nation will be gulped up by another.

          NO to “lebensraum”.

          Take your five (5) states and find your lost peace.

          • Oshimiri

            Before you were born, BIAFRA already had a map known all over the world, you cannot remove any tribe from BIAFRA. But if Bu Buu waste my time to go I’ll add more state to it , like Edo, Ekiti, Ondo, kogi, Benue, Adamawa.

          • A.A.Ngalos

            Are you not ashamed of yourself by including Adamawa, Kogi and Benue? on what ground do you include these states? why not concentrate on trying to convince your SS states to join you.

          • 0tile

            Mind you janjaweed tribe, leave mutane Najeriya alone to solve their differences. You are an intruder tribe into Najeriya. Understand?

      • Oshimiri

        As we go, your own don finish, no more oil for you, ha ha ha ha haaa “BIAFRA JOOO !!!!”

      • 0tile

        You go back to your gangaweed tribe. Tofi mana maza maza.

    • systematic

      Nigerians don’t need you go pack and go nonsense

      • Oshimiri

        Shot up, your so called Nigeria is destroyed by Bu Buu. No body knows you. Nonsensical blockhead

    • Oshimiri

      Thank you nwanne m, “In BIAFRA we stand”

    • Move back to biafra.

  • Opekete

    While I agree that the fundamental right of the citizen as enshrined in the constitution includes right of association and expression, the truth is that the right could be abrogated by a competent court of law if the citizen behave or act in any way to rock the apple cart of the national peace. Now the Ohaneze’s explanation does not recognize the fact that it was a court legally constituted and recognized by the constitution that attach those condition to Kanu’s bail. The fact that he agreed to be released on those conditions by implication is binding on him to respect the terms therein. Failure to do so is an affront on the judiciary which is tantamount to lawlessness. I believe that the federal government will not go out of its way to arrest Kanu but he may likely loose his bail in his next appearance in court except if his bail condition is set aside by a superior court of record. We cannot resort to lawlessness and disrespect the court by hiding behind political agitation. Yes the federal government too as in the past not obeyed court orders but two wrongs does not make a right anywhere.

    • Iweka Okparaocha

      Here you go, Federal Government not obeyed court orders, hypocrites. Where are your examples, illiterates.

      • Chukwuji8

        Yes, all those who disobey court orders must be arrested, the first, first. Buhari should be arrested. Moreover, his address to the nation is full of hate speech. He called seasoned citizens who and people who are demanding for their rights ‘irresponsible’. That’s hate speech coming from such a person in the position of I know not what.He should be arrested and detained like Nnamdi was. This is why the Nigerian army is dominated by the HausaFulani. If not for that HausaFulani army imposed on Nigeria, who is Buhari to talk to educated and learned people?

        • PMB arrested by you and what army?

    • Chukwuji8

      However, Nigeria has no constitution known to democracy. What it has is a decree. The first thing to do in a democracy is to have a democratic constitution: a people’s constitution, not an imposition of a HausaFulani dictatorship of one man over all others. It does not matter how many times you can amend a HausaFulani decree, it remains a decree. Nigeria should have a constitution in the first place. Referendum is a democratic process and the right of peoples. Buhari should know that. This slavery of people by the HausaFulani should stop. I support Nnamdi Kanu 100%. Maybe, another Nigeria-Biafra war is looming. We shall see how it will go this time.

      • Squeezrimz

        I Support your ideology 100%, I’m a sensible yoruba man and believe me or not, we will definitely free our nation from the invaders.

        • 0tile

          God bless you. The janjaweed Arabs believe in divide and conquer tactics mixed with Islamic terrorism.

          • sam dede

            Mind you, stop insulting culture and tribes, the issue on ground has to
            do with initials, forces and the government. Attacking people based on
            his or her tribe does not make any sense. come to think of it Fashola’s
            action is not supported by all the yorubas for example and the Oba of
            Lagos speech is not sensible within Yoruba’s culture and attitudes. what
            we all lack is respect and responsibility, its never too late to
            correct this and start adding values to our voices as youths to
            facilitate a movement that will ensure our coming to take over this
            country. even if biafra is craved out the problem will persist. please
            stop attacking tribes.

          • Did you invite your fellow Southerners to the table when you dinner with GEJ, now you will like to use the much smarter Yoruba people, it’s not going to work.

        • ‘I’m a sensible yoruba man’ you’re not a Yoruba anything you may think yourself omo eko buy omo eko you will never be.

    • Squeezrimz

      Do you think we had a functional judiciary system? The very system Buhari tried and failed to restructured. I wonder the kind of specie we Nigerians were made of? We usually form illusive fantasy on foiled constitutional government. Imagine using the military force to tail and manage the social media whereas governments across the globe are responding to their people’s cries because of the fact that they no more feel secure to bite and run again, and so they have start serving people rightly. Go online and see how the American people abuse President Trump daily and yet they dare not use military force on their people, what a shame and we can still hear people supporting such an inhuman act by the same government we seems to elect into office. And for those who said two wrongs can not make a right, at what point will the government be on the right side, they always wrong us as a people, to the military we are a bloody civilian. And when we seems to prove ourself as human, then two wrongs can not make a right. I wonder why Nigeria Government never apologize, simply because no one to hold them and anything goes.

  • Curtx Maccido

    Typical yibo senseless ranting! How can ohanzee compare kanu with Arewa youth? Someone who’s under trial, he got conditional bail ….publicly flouted all the conditions disrespectful and those who issue quit notice consequent to yibo recklessness. These guys are fools, no wonder their younger ones are so idiotic! The FG has the right to apply for revocation of the lousy criminal bail and they should re-arrest the kanu boy fast, commence his trials and if found guilty issue maximum penalty! This is Nigeria not biafraud -nonsense! When you finalize your biafra you can run your country as proposed

    • Oshimiri

      Tell your so called”pederal gubanment” of naija area to arrest Abubarka Shekau of Boko Haram, Fulani herdsmen, and Shettima Yerrima “ariwa sheath leader” and those khaki boys who shoot innocent civilians, bring all of them in the Court and let’s talk, we shall then see among them who commited criminal offence.( In BIAFRA we stand)

      • Curtx Maccido

        What crap are you chatting? Is it compulsory to chat when your are mentally deficient? Pathetic junkie!

  • Gerald Okoduwa

    Where was Ohaneze when this boy was flagrantly disobeying the bail conditions and openly forming an army? This goes to suggest that Ohaneze had been prodding all what IPOB stands for. FG should treat this group of obviously embittered saboteurs as accomplices in the trial of Kanu. It is clear they are out to destroy Nigeria if they cannot continue to loot the nation dry through their cronies in high places. Nigeria is not a banana republic where disgruntled people can just do what they like in utter contravention of the law.

    • Tony

      Where were you when the federal govt. was “flagrantly disobeying court orders? So they reap what they sowed!

      • elthamps

        He wouldn’t respond to that, trust me bruv!!

  • JOHN

    There appear to be so much ignorance of the subject matter on this forum. The questions to ask and provide informed answer to are: 1) Can bail conditions successfully take away constitutionally guaranteed inalienable fundamental human right of a Nigerian? 2) Is it right for an oppressed to seek freedom from an oppressor? 3) Did UN charter on right to self emancipation and self determination applicable in Nigeria? 4) Should all ethnic groups in Nigeria be forced to be under the domimination of and subservience to Hausa Fulani hegemony? Instead of passing insults, these are the questions to reflect on and answer responsibly.

    • JOHN

      Should bail conditions be punitive or to ensure the accused attend court sessions because the constitution provides that every person is presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction? Are we in a democracy or in a totalitarian regime? Does the golden rule apply for those in this forum?

    • Any and every tribe has the right to pack themselves and move back to their own region unstopping, referendum or no referendum.

  • systematic

    What I understand for this group is lack of knowledge. and extreme ignorance,so is not surprise if the react like this

  • Arabakpura

    Of course you know that I respect your opinion and like I told you sometime ago, I have become rebellious because by chance or design, we are not making the requisite progress as a country, but the lack of sincereity beats me so hollow that I feel like using a nuke! I will always cherish sound logic and that’s why I chose Buhari over Jonathan and have never regretted it! However my friend, Buhari has disappointed me big time that he was my last stake for Nigeria! Unless justice and equity are introduced Nigeria’s peace will become an elusive property!

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Bruv, I honestly think four years is not too much to wait for, but each to his own.

      My respect for you remains unsullied.

    • princegab

      The cool truth, thanks

  • SLO

    Please educate me. My understanding is that right to life can only be taken if a person who commited a crime against the laws of the land which clearly states that the consequences of the crime is capital punishment, and this offence has been proven beyond reasonable doubt in a court of competent jurisdiction and as result, the culprit has been convicted. Even then, there is an opportunity to appeal right up to the Supreme Court. So an accused is presumed innocent until finally proven otherwise. That is my understanding.

    When I apply this knowledge to the fundamental rights of free speech and association as it relates to Nnamdi Kanu, considering the fact that he has not been convicted of any crime, in fact there seem to be a very strong argument that he has not flouted any known laws of the land, the you can see how I arrive at my conclusions. My understanding also is that the aim of granting bail with suretees and all that is to ensure that the accused does not jump bail. Has he jumped bail? Please educate me I want to know. There is a valid argument that the Igbos will fare better outside of Nigeria for all the reasons Ipob has raised, but I personally don’t agree, but I am willing to debate these issues with them (btw I have a lot of them here in the U.K.). Does it mean that if I change my view tomorrow and say that we need a peaceful secession from Nigeria, that I will now become an enemy of Nigeria? I am simply putting myself in his shoes and imagining how your fellow human being will seek to dehumanise you because you hold a contrary view, and how the system suddenly becomes your enemy because you dare to challenge it to give you what is your right? I remember very well in the not to distant past when the debate for Scottish independence was raging, all manner of things were said, but the debate went on nevertheless, and a referendum settled everything. Even though the rest of the UK won, Westminster went ahead to devolve a lot of powers to Holyrood because that was part of the promises the U.K. made to Scotland as part of the concessions they were willing to offer should they vote to remain in the U.K. So if you believe I am missing the mark, I am happy to be educated. Not all laws are valid to the extent that they encroach into the fundamental human rights of individuals. Aperthied is a case in point.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Thanks for a very mature response, SLO.

      just so that we put this into context, Kanu’s charge was not “bailable” in the first instance. But he was ‘given’ bail because of undue political pressure. A more diligent person would have kept his peace and respect the terms of the ‘settlement’. I am sure you recollect that he wasn’t the only incarcerated under the same charges, but the others are still being held.

      Bail is not just about suretees, but all the other terms, combined, are what constitutes the bail. If he had problems with any of them, he should either have declined the terms or approach the Courts for a variation of the terms. But he hasn’t. That’s a flagrant disregard for the laws of the land and must not remain unaddressed, lest we court anarchy.

      You alluded to his secessionist opinions as being responsible for the way he is viewed. I disagree. It is his efforts at raising arms against his country that went beyond the law. He is entitled to his opinions and free speech under the law, but when you go around soliciting for arms and ammunition against the country, Bruv, Na OYO you dey o.

      Lastly, your subtle repartee or reference to apartheid holds no water here. Ghandism or pacifism also achieved its aims without a single shot being fired.

      • SLO

        “Kanu’s charge was not bailable” let me accept that just so we can focus on the real issues. First question, was the alleged crime committed? Don’t tell me he was soliciting for arms because of a video you saw on the internet because that cannot wash in a court of law. Do you know how many times I have wanted to kill all the previous leaders of Nigeria for all the sufferings we are facing? He may have expressed aggressive views but in my opinion that does not constitute a crime. People are dying everyday in Nigeria and the president can afford to go abroad for treatment for over 100 days. people are bound to be angry. Second, if you think he has not applied to the courts to vary the bail conditions, then you must be out of touch, I suggest you cross check your facts. Third, where are the arms he solicited for? Have you heard anywhere where Ipob was responsible for the death or injury of anybody? The others that are being held are also being held unjustly. Don’t forget that previous courts of competent jurisdiction have granted all of them bail without conditions, not to talk of other high profile prisoners like Zakzaki and Dansuki as well as all those who are currently languishing in prison cells all over Nigeria without trial. The govt cannot and should not just wake up and slam charges on anybody just because they disagree with the persons views, that in itself is unlawful and must be resisted by all well meaning Nigerians regardless of who is involved, because it might be you tomorrow. I can see that you have hinged your logic on the point that the charge against him was not bailable in the first place without interrogating closely whether that charge should have stood, considering all the available facts. The Ipob I know today have remained unarmed, instead they have been killed unjustly by the Nigerian military and nobody has been brought to book for that. It is totally wrong or are you not aware of this? Even if they were criminals, shooting and killing unarmed protesters is extra judicial. I am personally pained about the lack of value to humanity in Nigeria. It is abhorrent, it is wicked and there’s is no part of my system that can condone such a behaviour.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Out of respect for your maturity and approach to this debate, can I please ask for permission to take my leave?

          This exchange will take both of us nowhere.

          • SLO

            Permission approved. You are right though, it won’t solve the problems on ground. I’m sure we both feel very pained, Nigeria needs seasoned leadership that has a broad view.

        • elthamps

          Damn, thanks for schooling us, enough respect.

  • Arabakpura

    We should be able to distinguish between a symbol and an aberration! Kanu has become some sort of symbol for some Igbo elite! And this was nurtured I am sorry to say by President Buhari whose communications most times are not Presidential!

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Bruv, are you on Twitter?

      Please link up if you are.

      I am on with my name.

  • Tony

    The same federal Govt that did not obey court orders? They are reaping what they sowed!

  • objective

    We should not allow tribal sentiments to
    prevent us from rational and intelligent reasoning. If you make a bail application, and in granting you bail, the court attach conditions to the bail, it is incumbent on you as the applicant to either accept or reject the condition of your grant. If at the time of the grant you deem certain conditions unconstitutional, you should have rejected such conditions and apply to have it varied. Where you choose to accept the conditions, it becomes binding and if you want to continue to enjoy the bail, you must abide by its terms of grant. Where you violate the terms, it means you are prepared to have it revoked. It is that simple.

    I am not a strong believer in unneccesary sentiments. I have a very strong conviction that when our courts give orders, they should be followed until set aside.Nigeria has given room for anarchy for too long and it must stop.

    As for the Arewa youths, they are just where Kanu was, very long ago when he started with very volatile statements.The only difference however, is that the Area y youths have been wise enough to withraw thier statements and seek reconciliation. I think it was a very strategic reasoning. On the other hand, Kanu who is on bail and in a more precarious situation has failed to use wisdom. He is still making subversive statements and working to distrupt electoral process in Anambra State. No responsible government should fold its hands and watch any citizen railroading the nation to destruct.

    As for all these groups speaking against the goverment decision, whete were they when Kanu was violating the conditions of his bail and behaving as if there are no laws? Shouldn’t they have cautioned him?

    In my view (and I believe that it should be the view of any right thinking Nigerian) is that, the AG is doing his job as the chief law officer, whilst Ohaneze and others are also doing theirs are representatives of their sectional groups by putting this article. Which is what you should expect from “parents”. That however should not preclude the law from taking its full course.

    • elthamps

      “As for all these groups speaking against the government decision, where were they when Kanu was violating the conditions of his bail and behaving as if there are no laws? Shouldn’t they have cautioned him?”
      I believe that Kanu has been released by two competent court of laws unconditionally, surprisingly, the government, headed by Buhari, came to a national television to declare that it will be over his dead body that he’ll respect both decisions of the court. Your above statement did not take into consideration of this salient fact, and it is very unfortunate.
      On a second note, there are basic fundamental human rights that every citizen of a country is entitled to, those bail conditions,as far as it impinged on those fundamental rights as enshrined in the Nigerian constitution, it will no longer be seen as a bail condition, rather a persecution. The only problem with people like you is that you always try to hide your bigotry by sounding nationalistic, but at the end of the day, the discern minds always find out.
      What do these guys want, they want to secede, they are tired of the marriage, in saner climes, they’ll solve this problem by giving them Referendum, is it that difficult to discern? As a black man, I do not expect much, keep blowing grammar.

    • okenwa

      Which one is more powerful, the constitution or bail condition? First the bail condition breached his constitutional right and the constitution of nigeria.

      • ‘bail condition breached his constitutional right’?

        Really, where did you get your logic and legal training from?

  • Julius

    It’s sad reading this craps from these disingenuous and delusional people. This is simply about violating bail conditions that he accepted so he can get out of jail. Why talking about the people that weren’t even arrested ? If you want to protest or call a press conference about that, fine, do that but, not trying to distracts from the issues of kanu bail.

  • 0tile

    It is sad that every oduafradian and their mothers are morbidly obsessed by the affairs of Biafra and Biafra only. The hopeless traitors never talk about Oduduwa Republic. Sad indeed.

    • Olusola

      Talk about Biafra and how you can free yourself since you no longer belong here. The least all of you can do is spare us the agony of your noise and nuisance by heading home to Biafra. The best time to live in Lagos is when Biafrans had left with their problems after 24th December of any year. Most times I wish you will just go never to come back! Anyway when are you likely going home to Biafra?

      • 0tile

        Talk about Oduduwa Republic and how you can free yourselves since you no longer belong to ND. The least all of you can do is spare us the agony of your
        noise, body odor, and nuisance by heading home to Oduduwa land. The best time to live in Pitakwa is when Oduafraudians have left with their problems after 1st Octoberof this year. We wish you will just go never to come back. Anyhow, when are you likely going home to semi Islamic Republic of Oduduwa?

      • ha ha ha hope they take your advise.

    • Squeezrimz

      Who told you that the Yoruba are fools. There is nothing like Oduduwa republic, only fools will dare crave such a nation whereby we need serious orientation from the west to the south, from the east to the north. Then military and the elites will stop biting us hard.

    • All their hearts seeks and desire is your speedy departure to biafra land of honey and a lot of sunshine.

  • 0tile

    Fake lawayer,
    Why are you so morbidly obsessed with Biafra and Igbo? Concern yourself with Oduduwa Republic, busybody nla.

  • Sharp Sharp

    Our quit notice to the fulani mongrels and you Yoruba still stands let us see who has the real power !!

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Whatever tickles your fancy.

  • Sharp Sharp

    Kanu is in Aba right now with over 3 million biafran we dare you to arrest him stop ranting and put up or shut up

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Hope you number among them.

      • Sharp Sharp

        I don’t have to be there !!

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Then continue to delude yourself with conjectures.

          The water yam grows its “hairs” in the presence of fire.

    • anta mitchel

      Aba ok we are coming just wait.

  • GusO

    The Ohaeneze’s pique at the request of a prosecutor to re-arrest KANU only reveals that they are surreptitiously behind IPOB’s seditious behavior. I have always thought that corrupt politicians and elders who are no longer benefitting from the Jonathan Administration’s corrupt ways were secretly responsible for IPOB. So long as Nigeria’s youth allow themselves to be used by unscrupulous politicians and elders working for politicians, they will ultimately be the losers when these politicians assume power. Notice how the Southeast Governors and Mr. Nwodo pleaded with IPOB to tune things down when the Arewa Youths gave their unwarranted quit notice. They suddenly realized that if a fracas broke out if Nigeria got into another war, their corrupt gains and wealth would be lost.

    • elthamps

      Rhetorics and baseless logic won’t fly, simply address their grievances and everyone’s happy. They want to secede, give them referendum,as simple as ABC . Why is it that the blackman refuse to reason like a being? of what use is your long grammar without tackling the root cause of the problem. Accusations and counter accusations ain’t solution. Rearrest Kanu, at the nation’s peril. Finito

      • Olusola

        Do we need a referendum on a thing we already knew its outcome? Why not move to SE all of you across the remaining five zones and declare your Biafra and see if anyone will ever bother you again. You can do it this night! I for one dont have any qualms with Biafra Republic and wish you guys well in your future endeavours.

        • elthamps

          Well, maybe we are waiting for your kind to lead the way by exiting the ND, as instructed by the IYC, What#s good for the goose, is equally good for the guzzard. Be civilised for once, arrange a Ref, and stop assuming, it’s not every easterner that’s an IPOB member or pro Biafran.

          • Olusola

            …As if anyone told you I ever lived in the ND! I have ever lived in my domain. By the way we will gladly support any Yoruba that are returning home, we did that when Boko haram first started and evacuated many of our people. How we knew majority are IPOB members or sympathizers; anyone that calls them out, you swamp them and start cursing and abusing. Flip it on its head, anyone that raised Oduduwa republic there are nine Yorubas to drown him out. We are not rebellious in nature. So please let us not waste scarce resources just let us part ways amicably. I dont understand this we are going, we are not going saga. We gave you ticket to go, you said we must go and pick bus from garage to come house come carry una. We brought bus, you said we must load the buses ourselves, but you have not yet packed? Why not hurry up folks and do what you have to do!

          • elthamps

            Childish rant

          • okenwa

            Just read and pass dont mind the children if awolowo.

        • I second!

      • Why don’t they call for referendum in their region, regional election on local issues is within their constitutional right.

        Move back to your own region you don’t need the help of FG for that either.

  • dudu

    The FG should go ahead and arrest Kanu and the heavens will not fall. Nobody ethnic group has a monopoly of madness and Afenifere does not speak for the Yorubas.

    • Squeezrimz

      Who told you afenifere represents the Yoruba people. Our problem is that we are living behind ages and paradigm shift is all we need. Most especially in the south west

  • African Hero

    I TRIED TO SAVE YOU ALL FROM THIS DRAMA, BUT YOU MADE ME THE BAD GUY. YOU ALL COLLECTIVELY LOSE.

  • Reginald Dandeson

    I got things to do, so I don’t troll online like you jobless ones, paid by Lai Mohammed. I respond to comments when I see them, if I choose to respond at all. Take my grammar to the bank and earn a living. Obviously, my response was exceedingly complex for your understanding. Sorry I can’t help you with spoonfeeeding.

  • Reginald Dandeson

    Ignored! You’re not worth my time and attention!! Water finds its level, so find your low level please!!!