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The new, weak fight for Nigeria's Biafra

Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader, has been refused bail on charges of treason and managing the affairs of an unlawful societyIn accordance with the wish of the Igbo people, Odumegwu Ojukwu declared an independent state in 1967. Many lives were lost in one of the bloodiest wars in the region. Fast-forward to 2015 and Nnamdi Kanu is leading the charge for an independent Biafra nation for the Igbos in a much-changed national environment.

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Nigeria and the re-emerging crescendo for Biafra independence

Pro-Biafran protesters have taken to the streets of southern Nigeria in recent weeks, demanding the release of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu and independence from Nigeria. Photo©ReutersForty-five years after Nigeria shut down the secession movement of Biafra in a brutal civil war, the sounds and cries for an independent Biafra Republic are re-emerging. Why has the Biafra dream persevered, and what should Africa and the rest of the world make of this?

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Gowon, ex Nigerian leader wants church to take part in policy formulation

Gowon initiated the Nigeria praise programme in 1996. It brought together Christian and Muslim clerics to together to pray for unity and development.A former Nigerian military ruler has said the vas West African country can solve most of its political and social problems if churches played a role in policy formulation.

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Nigeria: Emotions and the story of Biafra

Hundreds of people (including Biafra war veterans - photo) marched in the streets of the eastern Nigerian city of Enugu, supporting independence for Biafra on the birthday of Ojukwu/Photo©Reuters

The emotions of the Igbo peoples of Nigeria when aroused could revitalise memories of Biafra, as those who have found it difficult to bury the hatchet of the 1967 secession war against the Nigerian state continue to cry Biafra. 



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