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Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by EasternLionn: 4:49pm On Nov 10, 2015

Hundreds of people in southern Nigeria have been protesting about the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu, an activist who supports the creation of a breakaway state of Biafra.
The director of Radio Biafra was arrested last month and is still being held despite a court order to free him, his mainly ethnic Igbo supporters say.
The government says his station has been operating without a licence.
Biafran secessionists fought a three-year civil war that ended in 1970.
More than one million people lost their lives before the uprising was eventually quelled by the military.
Secessionist groups have attracted the support of many young people in the south-east in recent years.
The BBC's Abdussalam Ahmed in the southern-eastern city of Enugu says in reality they do not want a repeat of the civil war but are keen to draw the attention of the central government to some developmental challenges the region faces.
Africa Live: BBC news updates
Our correspondent says the peaceful protests started on Friday in the oil-rich Delta state and has since taken place in five other major cities in the region.
The demonstrators are mostly young men holding Biafra flags and banners with pictures of Mr Kanu, who is also a leader in the secessionist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Tuesday's march is taking place in the city of Owerri in Imo state a day after the region's biggest market in the city of Aba was reportedly shut down by protesters.
A Pro Biafra protester in southern Nigeria on Sunday 8 November, 2015



Nnamdi Kanu has been in the custody of Nigeria's intelligence agency for more than three weeks
"We won't give up until our director Nnamdi Kanu is released," one protester told our reporter during a protest in Enugu.
The Biafra activists say a court in the capital, Abuja, ordered the release of Mr Kanu but authorities have refused to comply despite all the conditions set being met.
It is not clear where Radio Biafra is based but it mainly broadcasts to the Igbo-speaking south-east of the country.
The Nigerian government began jamming its signals in July but it is still available online and via mobile phones by a dialling a local number, our reporter says.
An IPOB leader, Uchemna Madu, told the BBC that the group was fighting against the "injustice and inequality" ethnic Igbos faced in Nigeria.
"We believe in Nigeria, we have businesses everywhere in the country but we are getting nothing apart from political and social marginalisation," he said.
"Our lives and properties are not secured, we want to live on our own."
The Nigerian authorities have always maintained that most of the issues the Biafra activists are complaining about are not unique to southern part of the country.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-34777835

Cc Lalasticlala, Obinoscopy

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by TheMainMan: 4:52pm On Nov 10, 2015
why do i feel this biafra ish is pdp sponsored to frustrate buhari's government... undecided undecided....

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by charcoal(m): 4:53pm On Nov 10, 2015
hmmmm eyin omo yeebo!!! (Yeebo!!)
Mogbo information (Mation)




for Real mehn first time making it here!!!
im Glad!
I want to make a shout out to all my biafranz Gf Chidinma,chinelu, jideka,and isioma

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by Nobody: 4:54pm On Nov 10, 2015
Finally the international news agencies are begining to report the news!! For christ sake what is with Buhari and defiance of court orders? The same thing with Sambo Dasuki!!

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by speedyGonzales: 4:55pm On Nov 10, 2015
well, it is slowly gaining international attention! It will become a bigger problem than, If Buhari just let their leader go and met with them, gave them fake promises and bribe the main leaders!


hahaha!

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by EasternLionn: 4:55pm On Nov 10, 2015
We going worldwide baby, f*ck u all local haters.

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by Nobody: 4:55pm On Nov 10, 2015
TheMainMan:
why do i feel this biafra ish is pdp sponsored to frustrate buhari's government... undecided undecided....

PDP did not ask Buhari to defy court orders to release Kanu!!

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by naijapips02: 4:56pm On Nov 10, 2015
EasternLionn:
We going worldwide baby, f*ck u all local haters.

Yeah, further expanding the hate and shame of a region. Why do i have to come from the same region with you?

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by erunz(m): 4:57pm On Nov 10, 2015
FINALLY THE GOT THE WORLD'S ATTENTION, THANKS TO BUHARI. FREE NNAMDI KANU, IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by Obiagu1(m): 4:57pm On Nov 10, 2015
Stupid Hausa reporter.

We don’t want a better Nigeria (Nigeria can NEVER be better).

We want Biafra!

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by basilo101: 4:59pm On Nov 10, 2015
Those who initially called it online noise can now see.

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by Nobody: 4:59pm On Nov 10, 2015
naijapips02:


Yeah, further expanding the hate and shame of a region. Why do i have to come from the same region with you?

"Onyeigbo" is speaking!!

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by virud: 5:01pm On Nov 10, 2015
TheMainMan:
why do i feel this biafra ish is pdp sponsored to frustrate buhari's government... undecided undecided....

Conspiracy at best!
Some peeps also believe that BH was created (by some northern element) to trouble a southy Presido!
Because many people are saying the same thing will not and cannot make it true if it weren't the truth (before).

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by kernel501: 5:01pm On Nov 10, 2015
naijapips02:


Yeah, further expanding the hate and shame of a region. Why do i have to come from the same region with you?

ASK YOUR MUM TO TELL YOU WERE YOU ARE FROM, JUST AN ADVISE.

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by abduljabbar4(m): 5:01pm On Nov 10, 2015
Obiagu1:
Stupid Hausa reporter.

We don’t want a better Nigeria (Nigeria can NEVER be better).

We want Biafra!

Bastard. You will get biafra in your dreams

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by EasternLionn: 5:02pm On Nov 10, 2015
naijapips02:


Yeah, further expanding the hate and shame of a region. Why do i have to come from the same region with you?

In El-Rufai's voice "Fall and Die" guy. cheesy cheesy cheesy


We are exercising our rights as a people,
1. to protest peacefully
2. to agitate for self-determination


no jupiter can stop it in this day and time.

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by naijapips02: 5:02pm On Nov 10, 2015
chukwudi44:


"Onyeigbo" is speaking!!

onye biafra. Tell your boys to stop shaming my region. Do you know that no investor would near the east till at least the next 3 years? Why do you keep portraying my region in a bad light?

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by speedyGonzales: 5:02pm On Nov 10, 2015
naijapips02:


Yeah, further expanding the hate and shame of a region. Why do i have to come from the same region with you?

Please, kill yourself or adopt a yoruba name and parents. Standing up against injustice and what you believe is something to be proud. and why nigeria has failed because we are contented with bullsh*t leaders!

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by naijapips02: 5:04pm On Nov 10, 2015
speedyGonzales:


Please, kill yourself or adopt a yoruba name and parents. Standing up against injustice and what you believe is something to be proud. and why nigeria has failed because we are contented why bullsh*t leaders!

What injustice? Standing up for a criminal? is that the best you can do?

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by basilo101: 5:04pm On Nov 10, 2015
Those against the protest have failed to tell us why Kanu should be in detention after meeting difficult bail conditions and being granted bail by a competent court. everybody is in a hurry to bash igbos while the country slide into dictatorship. nxt time some one from another region becomes victim they will want igbos to join their cause while disguising it as a national cause

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by EasternLionn: 5:04pm On Nov 10, 2015
speedyGonzales:


Please, kill yourself or adopt a yoruba name and parents. Standing up against injustice and what you believe is something to be proud. and why nigeria has failed because we are contented why bullsh*t leaders!

na APC Rochas errand boy, he doesn't want anything to happen to his "turn for chopping".

very bastard guy claiming Igbo speaking online.

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by MISSNORA(f): 5:04pm On Nov 10, 2015
Hmmm speechless
Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by Obiagu1(m): 5:05pm On Nov 10, 2015
abduljabbar4:


Bastard. You will get biafra in your dreams

You want us all to be almajiris like you?

It won't happen, we will be free someday.

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by naijapips02: 5:05pm On Nov 10, 2015
EasternLionn:


In El-Rufai's voice "Fall and Die" guy. cheesy cheesy cheesy


We are exercising our rights as a people,
1. to protest peacefully
2. to agitate for self-determination


no jupiter can stop it in this day and time.

Yeah, you can do that. But not for the release of Kanu. Let the rule of law run it's course.

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by kossyablaze(m): 5:06pm On Nov 10, 2015
We shall overcome.......
In Biafra we believe
Unless Nigeria gon stop Tribalism and repect the Federal character!

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by Nobody: 5:06pm On Nov 10, 2015
chukwudi44:

PDP did not ask Buhari to defy court orders to release Kanu!!
what is the name of the level 16 civil servant that stood bail for him

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by speedyGonzales: 5:08pm On Nov 10, 2015
naijapips02:

What injustice? Standing up for a criminal? is that the best you can do?

like I said, if you are so ashamed, you are welcome to kill yourself... because you are obviously a wasted blood line!

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by abduljabbar4(m): 5:08pm On Nov 10, 2015
Obiagu1:


You want us all to be almajiris like you?

It won't happen, we will be free someday.

I dont see that "someday" coming in the next 1000 years.

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by naijapips02: 5:08pm On Nov 10, 2015
kernel501:


ASK YOUR MUM TO TELL YOU WERE YOU ARE FROM, JUST AN ADVISE.

at least i know my mum. Do you know yours?

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Re: Nigeria Protests Over Biafra Activist's Arrest - BBC by Obiagu1(m): 5:09pm On Nov 10, 2015
abduljabbar4:


I dont see that "someday" coming in the next 1000 years.

Promise you'll use that rope if it happens in your life time.

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