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Ondo pastor fakes obituary to avoid N3m debt repayment
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2023: Kwankwaso has no deal with Atiku ― Alkali, NNPP Chair
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Protest rocks Enugu over fuel price hike, CBN monetary policy
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Alleged impersonation: ICPC to prosecute final year law student, 5 others — JAMB
https://www.reubenabati.com.ng/index.php/component/k2/alleged-impersonation-icpc-to-prosecute-final-year-law-student-5-others-jamb

Some Persons In Aso Rock Working Against Tinubu – El-Rufai
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Police Station, INEC Office Bombed In Anambra
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We Are Not Aware Of People Working Against Tinubu – Lai Mohammed
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2023: CBN, Obi, Atiku, Aso Rock can’t stop Tinubu – Fani-Kayode
https://www.reubenabati.com.ng/index.php/component/k2/2023-cbn-obi-atiku-aso-rock-can-t-stop-tinubu-fani-kayode

New naira scarcity ploy to discredit Buhari – Oluwo of Iwo
https://www.reubenabati.com.ng/index.php/component/k2/new-naira-scarcity-ploy-to-discredit-buhari-oluwo-of-iwo

Aisha Buhari Shares El-Rufai’s ‘Bombshell’ On Social Media
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Rivers govt withdraws approval of stadium for Atiku’s campaign rally in Port Harcourt
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South African policemen arrested for allegedly torturing Nigerian to a coma
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Why I will work against Abiodun’s re-election – Amosun
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ICPC arrests woman selling new Naira notes on social media
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Court sentences two rapist to life imprisonment
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Naira Redesign Doesn't Make Any Political Or Economic Sense - El-Rufai [VIDEO]
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Man loses pregnant wife after disappointment by bank over new naira notes scarcity in Kaduna
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[OPINION] The Hurried Death Of January 2023 - Tola Adeniyi
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[PRESS STATEMENT] Response to stadium cancellation - Abiye Sekibo
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Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina trader confirms adopting another country’s currency amid new Naira notes scarcity
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Banking halls empty as naira scarcity worsens
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Abuja fuel queues disappear, NNPC pumps 67 million litres
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Presidential Polls: Rivers people already know who I’m supporting — Wike
https://www.reubenabati.com.ng/index.php/component/k2/presidential-polls-rivers-people-already-know-who-i-m-supporting-wike

2023: Support Obi/Datti, Wike, G5 Govs told
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[OPINION] The Governor and the Cemetery Boy - Olusegun Adeniyi
https://www.reubenabati.com.ng/index.php/component/k2/opinion-the-governor-and-the-cemetery-boy-olusegun-adeniyi

[OPINION] Don’t buy Tinubu’s parasitism - Abimbola Adelakun
https://www.reubenabati.com.ng/index.php/component/k2/opinion-don-t-buy-tinubu-s-parasitism-abimbola-adelakun

Obi, Kwankwaso won’t step down for Atiku – NNPP, LP
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IGP Drags Kwara APC Candidate To Court Over Alleged Falsification Of Academic Records
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Fani Kayode, Ex-Wife, Precious Celebrate Son On 7th Birthday
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Trouble For Adeleke As INEC REC Exposes BVAS Crime Performed During Osun Elections
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I Have Been Having Sex, Despite Being Single For Over 10 Years, – Mr Macaroni
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Emefiele Has Hidden Agenda — Fani-Kayode
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Hoodlums Attack, Shoot At Seyi Makinde’s Convoy, Destroy Vehicles
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Naira Swap: Bank Chiefs Challenge CBN On Quantity Of New Notes
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ICPC arrest actress for selling new Naira notes on social media
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[COMMENTS AND ISSUES] Are Nigerias enthusiastic about retrieving Nigeria? - Andrew A. Erakhrumen
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Five governors, who are members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have failed to name their preferred presidential candidate in January as promised by their leader, Governor Nyesom Wike in December, Daily Trust reports.

Dubbed G-5, the governors; Wike, Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) have vowed to work against their party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Since the presidential primary of the PDP, there has been a crisis in the party over calls for the National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu to step down from his position.

The governors are insisting that the PDP presidential candidate and national chairman cannot be from the same region.

The governors had held a series of meetings with the candidate of the ruling APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and that of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi. In December, they met with Tinubu in London, where they reportedly struck a deal on the 2023 presidency.

Wike, who leads the group, had on December 22nd said they will name their preferred candidate in January. But he did not as of Tuesday, the last day of the month.

Speaking, while commissioning a project in Port Harcourt, Wike said he will not only tell his people who to vote for but will campaign for his choice of the presidential candidate throughout the country. “Nothing will happen.”

While Wike is not seeking any elective position in the general election, Makinde is seeking a second term; Ortom, Ikpeazu and Ugwuanyi are all contesting for senatorial seats.

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At least one person was killed and several others were injured on Tuesday when a petrol-laden tanker crushed three tricycles in the Ikotun area of Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the tanker, with number plate JJJ 125, was descending a sloppy section of the road inward Ikotun Market when its brake failed.

An eyewitness, Dare Samson, said the tanker driver lost control when he got to the Synagogue Church end of the road.

He said, “Tricycle operators usually make a U-turn shortly after the Synagogue Church back to Egbe. By the time the affected tricycles were about to drop off their passengers, the tanker driver, who had lost control of the vehicle when he got to Synagogue, rammed into them.”

Another eyewitness, Mojisola Ajisafe, said the driver was not speeding when the incident happened.

Ajisafe said, “I was on the other side of the road when the tanker was heading towards the traffic light. No one thought the brake had failed as it was not moving fast; the fatalities would have been more than this. Four people were quickly pulled out of the tricycles, including a pregnant woman who was unconscious; she was taken to a hospital.”


The spokesperson for the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Adebayo Taofiq, confirmed the incident.

Taofiq, in a statement, said officers of the agency handed over those rescued to the police, who took them to a general hospital for treatment.

The statement read, “A preliminary investigation revealed that the fully loaded container tanker (JJJ 125) had a brake failure and crushed three tricycles by a valley around Synagogue Church when going towards Ikotun.

“The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency immediately moved the tanker with those crushed tricycles to the Ikotun Police Station.

“Other emergency responders, including the Nigeria police from the Ikotun Police Station, were at the scene of the accident.

“The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr Bolaji Oreagba, has warned tanker owners and drivers to always ensure that their trucks are properly checked and in good condition before embarking on any journey.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed one death.

He said, “One person died and three persons were injured. The driver has been arrested and investigation is ongoing.”

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Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said the high unemployment rate that characterised Nigeria will be a thing of the past under him if he’s elected president.

Tinubu promised to drastically cut down the high unemployment rate in Nigeria in his first four years as president.


He made the promise while addressing party faithful and members on Tuesday at the U.J Esuene Sports Stadium Calabar during a presidential campaign.

“I will check youth unemployment in this country. I will reduce it by more than half if voted into power next month,” he said.

Tinubu promised to make Nigeria prosperous and everything humanly possible to turn around the nation’s fortunes.


“Our economy is unhelpfully designed to export raw materials and import increasingly expensive finished products.

“Crude oil still provides most of our foreign exchange. As agriculture remains our traditional backbone, we will continue to consolidate it.

“However, we must acknowledge the growing importance of our urban population,” he added.

Tinubu assured that Nigerian cities and towns will witness a level of industrial activity unprecedented in the nation’s history.

He said youths would become leading catalysts that drive economic resurgence.

He further pledged to adjust the allocation of revenue between federal and state governments so as to give states greater flexibility to foster grassroots economic development.

“Our government will give priority to encouraging industries vital to national development by growing our industrial base to provide jobs to an expanding urban population,” he assured.

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday said it was not in the purview of the National Universities Commission and other tertiary institutions regulatory agencies to shut schools to allow students in universities, polytechnics and colleges of education to vote during the forthcoming elections.

A member of the National Executive Council of ASUU and chairperson of the union at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Prof Gbolahan Bolarin, said this in an interview with The PUNCH.

He was reacting to calls from individuals and groups, including the House of Representatives that the nation’s higher institutions should be shut during elections so that students who registered near their homes and return home to vote.

He said, “The NUC is just a regulatory body. It doesn’t have the power to order the closure of any university. The only authority that can order this closure apart from the Senate of each institution is the Federal Ministry of Education and the order will be given on behalf of the visitor to all the universities, which is the President.

“By the time the ministry gives the order, the NUC will comply and the directives will be passed down. The House of Representatives should talk to the President about this. The NUC is powerless on this matter.”

The PUNCH reports that the House of Representatives last week Thursday passed a resolution asking the NUC to shut universities so that the students can take part in the forthcoming elections.

Obi speaks

Also, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has called on the European Union Election Observation Mission to ensure that over three million eligible Nigerian students are allowed to vote for their preferred candidate in the election slated for February 25.

This is even as the former Anambra State governor expressed reservations over the inability of many Nigerians, particularly in Lagos State, to obtain their Permanent Voter Card.

Speaking Monday evening during a meeting with the EU-EOM observers, Obi said, “I am sure the Independent National Electoral Commission will do the right thing.”

He was responding to a question about the fate of about 3.5 million students who are likely not to vote if a week’s holiday is not granted to enable voting.

He added, “I am sure the universities will give them the break to go and vote. It is important because it is about their future. This election is about these young people, and I am sure they will allow them to go and vote. We will continue to mention it to them as we go along.”

On the difficulty of collecting PVCs, Obi noted, “I must give INEC credit for extending the date for the collection of PVCs, but again, I urge them to ensure that people collect their PVCs. This election is very important to Nigerians. It is an existential election. We want all those that have registered to participate.”

Earlier, the EU-EOM Chief Observer, Barry Andrews, told Obi and other party leaders that their visit was a routine one to share thoughts with presidential candidates ahead of the polls.

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Suspected members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) have distributed huge amounts of old naira notes to scores of passengers along the Maiduguri/Monguno highway in the Lake Chad Basin, Borno State.

It was gathered that the ISWAP members carried out the distribution on Saturday ahead of the deadline of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) cashless policy.


According to Daily Trust, a source said that the ISWAP members were dressed in military camouflage and drove two gun trucks.

A resident, Bakura Ibrahim, said the insurgents positioned themselves under a tree and stood by the roadside with bags of old naira notes.

“We left Monguno at about 12 noon. As we approached Mairari, there were no existing checkpoints in the area; we were apprehensive.

“They stopped us and asked if we were going to Maiduguri, then they started giving each person 100,000 old naira notes, but we could not believe it. They gave each occupant of the Golf Volkswagen,” Bakura said.

Another source added, “The group simply told us, “If you think you can go to their banks and change it to new naira, go and do so; may Allah make it beneficial to you.”

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The Nigerian Nationa Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited has disclosed that it will ensure the availability of petrol during elections.

Recall that a team from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) led by Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairperson, visited the NNPC towers in Abuja on Tuesday to discuss the availability of petrol during the forthcoming elections.


Yakubu had earlier stated INEC’s logistics arrangements for the elections may be affected by the scarcity of petrol.

Speaking during the meeting, Mele Kyari, NNPC’s group chief executive officer (GCEO), said the company has always, without formal request, supported INEC in making sure that petrol is available for all vehicles involved in the electoral process.

Kyari said while is the largest downstream company in the country at present, it is possible that there may be some locations where they are not present.


“We’ll work with your logistics team to identify those areas where we may not have presence so that we can bring in other marketing companies into the conversation so that the products are made available to all the 100,000 vehicles that you have indicated,” he said.

“There will be no difficulty doing this. We have presence; we are everywhere. But where we are not, we will provide commercial conversation between the commission and other marketing companies so that when you need this product, you will have it.

“Also, in addition to this, we’re the only company that has floating mega stations in the country. We will also look at this and see how we can make it available for the purpose of the marine operations in the riverine areas of our country.

“I assure you, just as you have indicated, we have taken very extreme measures to see that we can contain the current distribution challenges that we have and we believe that within the next one week, there will be significant relief, if not elimination, of the current situation that we’re facing.

“In respect of that, we’ll make arrangements to make sure their products are made available to your vehicles during the election period or as a build-up to the elections.”

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Nigeria has again scored 24 out of 100 points while ranking 150 among 180 countries on the 2022 Corruption Perception Index released by Transparency International on Tuesday, The PUNCH reports.

Although the country maintained its previous year’s (2021) score of 24 out of 100 points, however, there was a change in rank from 154 to 150, as some other countries performed more poorly in 2022.

This was as the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission noted that it was not in a position to react to or make a comment on the score and ranking.

The spokesperson for the anti-graft agency, Mrs Azuka Ogugua, said, “The Federal Government had always reacted to the report annually, and it is expected that it would react to the latest one. However, the ICPC is not in the position to react to or make a comment on the report.”

However, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission did not respond to an inquiry by our correspondent on Tuesday, concerning what the CPI means for its anti-corruption fight in the country.

The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, did not respond to phone calls, texts, or WhatsApp messages from our correspondent on Tuesday.

The PUNCH reports that the CPI is TI’s tool for measuring the levels of corruption in the systems of 180 countries across the world, based on prevalent indices.

Such prevalent indices are bribery, diversion of public funds, public officials using public office for private gain without consequences, the ability of governments to contain corruption and enforce effective integrity mechanisms in the public sector, red tape and excessive bureaucratic burden which may increase opportunities for corruption, meritocratic versus nepotistic appointments in the civil service.

For Nigeria, the CPI sourced its data for the ranking from eight globally acclaimed organisations, some of which Nigeria is a partner.

The eight organisations are the World Bank Country Policy and Institutional Assessment, World Economic Forum Executive Opinion Survey, Works Justice Project Rule of Law Index, Varieties of Democracy Project, Global Insight Country Risk Guide, PRS International Country Risk Guide, Economist Intelligence Unit Country Ratings, and the Bertelsmann Foundation Transformation Index.

In previous years, Nigeria had experienced a consecutive drop in the CPI ranking. In 2012, the country scored 27, and in 2013 it scored 25, then went back to 27 in 2014, and down to 26 in 2015, moved up to 28 in 2016, 27 in 2017 and 2018, 26 in 2019, down to 25 in 2020, and 24 in 2021 and 2022.

According to Transparency International Chair, Delia Rubio, global corruption levels have been stagnant for 11 years in a row.

Rubio said, “Corruption has made our world a more dangerous place. As governments have collectively failed to make progress against it, they fuel the current rise in violence and conflict – and endanger people everywhere. The only way out is for states to do the hard work, rooting out corruption at all levels to ensure governments work for all people, not just an elite few.”

At a press conference on Tuesday, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre in conjunction with TI noted that the pardon granted to two jailed former governors – Joshua Dariye of Plateau State and Jolly Nyame of Taraba State in 2022 by the Buhari-led administration, indicated a major setback in the country’s anti-corruption efforts.

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The People Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has said that he is holding talks with the presidential candidates of the New Nigerian People Party (NNPP) Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso and Peter Obi of the Labour Party for possible support ahead of this month election.

Atiku, who stated this in an interview with BBC Hausa service, however, said Obi and Kwankwaso are not in any way a threat to his chances in the election.


The former vice president said, “I see no threat because we are not together with them (Kwankwaso and Obi). We are in talk with them, one of them may possibly come.”

On the lingering PDP Crisis, Atiku said, “Each party has its internal crisis, we are still talking with them. Most are neither in PDP nor in other parties and definitely that will not make us lose the election because we are okay with the elections preparations for now.

“Elections now is not like in the past when a governor will dictate who to vote for, elections today is in the hands of the voters.”

He also promised to open all Nigeria’s borders if elected president.

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The House of Representatives has approved the request by President Muhammadu Buhari to secure an additional N1 trillion loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to fund the 2022 supplementary budget.

The CBN has already violated its enabling law by loaning the federal government more than the approved sum.


This did not, however, deter the lawmakers from approving the fresh loan from the central bank.

Also, the House suspended the request to securitize the N22.7 trillion Ways and Means loans pending more details from the Executive.

On Tuesday, the House Committees on Finance, Banking and Currency, and Aids, Loans and Debts Management jointly presented a report recommending the approval of the restructuring of N1 trillion additional Ways and Means advances for implementation of the 2022 Supplementary Appropriations Act as passed by the National Assembly.


Also, the committees recommended further engagement with the Executive to allow for thorough and detailed work and submissions on the larger part of the Advances which amounts to N22.7 trillion.

Buhari had in a letter in 2022 requested that the N22.7 trillion Ways and Means loan should be converted to a 40-year bond with a moratorium of three years.

The N1 trillion is expected to be used to fund the N819.5 billion 2022 supplementary budget which the lawmakers approved last December.

Speaking on the report, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila informed his colleagues that the other report will be considered subsequently after their recess.

In December, there was a mild drama in the Senate over the consideration of the report, prompting the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, to step down the report.

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THE Indigenous People of Biafra, IPoB, has warned that the Federal Government can play politics with anything they like but not with the life of their leader leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, whose health it described as deteriorating.

The pro-Biafra group said the Department of States Services, DSS, claim that the alarm being raised by IPoB that it’s leaders health is worsening is political, is to divert the attention of the public who are already aware that Kanu’s health condition is failing on daily basis.

The pro-Biafra group therefore, warned the Federal Government not to allow Kanu to die in detention if it still want the country Nigeria to exist.

A statement by IPoB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, entitled, “The worsening health of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu”, is real and not politics” urged the DSS to explain why they have refused Mazi Nnamdi Kanu access to a doctor since the second week of December 2022.

“And why he has not been allowed to take his drugs according to prescription.

The global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPoB, under the leadership and command of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wishes to draw the attention of the public to the press release from Nigeria DSS dismissing the worsening health of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and labeling IPoB’s press releases as political statements.

“We want to remind DSS and the public that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s deteriorating health is true and can’t be termed a political statement.

“The government and her secret Police and DSS are very much aware that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s health is failing him from their poisoning, denial of adequate medication for his known ailment and torture by means of starvation as he continues to be held illegally in the DSS solitary confinement.

“The reason for this is to distract people from the alarm that has been raised on their intention to systematically and covertly eliminate our leader.

“The Nigeria government should know by now that IPoB has zero interest in Nigeria politics.

“The government can play politics with anything, but not with the life of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“The DSS should explain why they have refused Mazi Nnamdi Kanu access to a doctor since the second week of December 2022, and why he has not been allowed to take his drugs according to prescription.

“It is on record that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is very sick, and he is dying slowly in the DSS solitary confinement.


“IPoB members worldwide and Ndigbo will not accept any explanation from anyone if anything happens to him.

“A word is enough for the wise, Nigeria will seize to exist if anything untoward happens to him. Let no body say we did not warn the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government.”

THE Indigenous People of Biafra, IPoB, has warned that the Federal Government can play politics with anything they like but not with the life of their leader leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, whose health it described as deteriorating.

The pro-Biafra group said the Department of States Services, DSS, claim that the alarm being raised by IPoB that it’s leaders health is worsening is political, is to divert the attention of the public who are already aware that Kanu’s health condition is failing on daily basis.

The pro-Biafra group therefore, warned the Federal Government not to allow Kanu to die in detention if it still want the country Nigeria to exist.

A statement by IPoB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, entitled, “The worsening health of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu”, is real and not politics” urged the DSS to explain why they have refused Mazi Nnamdi Kanu access to a doctor since the second week of December 2022.

“And why he has not been allowed to take his drugs according to prescription.

The global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPoB, under the leadership and command of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wishes to draw the attention of the public to the press release from Nigeria DSS dismissing the worsening health of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and labeling IPoB’s press releases as political statements.

“We want to remind DSS and the public that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s deteriorating health is true and can’t be termed a political statement.

“The government and her secret Police and DSS are very much aware that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s health is failing him from their poisoning, denial of adequate medication for his known ailment and torture by means of starvation as he continues to be held illegally in the DSS solitary confinement.

“The reason for this is to distract people from the alarm that has been raised on their intention to systematically and covertly eliminate our leader.

“The Nigeria government should know by now that IPoB has zero interest in Nigeria politics.

“The government can play politics with anything, but not with the life of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“The DSS should explain why they have refused Mazi Nnamdi Kanu access to a doctor since the second week of December 2022, and why he has not been allowed to take his drugs according to prescription.

“It is on record that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is very sick, and he is dying slowly in the DSS solitary confinement.


“IPoB members worldwide and Ndigbo will not accept any explanation from anyone if anything happens to him.

“A word is enough for the wise, Nigeria will seize to exist if anything untoward happens to him. Let no body say we did not warn the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government.”

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