Kanu: EPL teams afraid of Pepe

The former Arsenal forward Nwankwo Kanu believes clubs in the English top flight have become aware of the talent of and are increasingly afraid of the potential of Gunners ‘ new signing Nicolas Pepe. The Ivorian joined the Gunners from French side Lille during the summer for a club record fee and Kanu has already seen enough to know that Pepe will be a huge hit at his former club. “He’s a good player,” the 1996 Olympics hero told Goal . “He’s got fast feet and I think he can…

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Sit-at -home: IPOB denies attacking priest at Nnewi

    T he proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied the reports that emerged from Nnewi, the industrial hub of Anambra State on Thursday that some of its members attacked a Catholic priest during the sit-at-home order held across the South-East. IPOB said the story was a huge lie fabricated by those who felt ashamed and disgraced that the sit – at – home order was perfectly observed in Nnewi against their initial expectations. In a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB said it…

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Kanu to Eagles: Stay focused, go for trophy

  Former Nigeria’s captain, Nwankwo Kanu, is hoping that the Super Eagles will make a strong return to the African Cup of Nations to cover up for the country’s surprise absence from the last two editions of the tournament. Kanu, who featured for Nigeria in the biennial championship four times, winning one silver and two bronze medals, urged the players to stay focused and go for the trophy. Kanu, who alongside several African football legends took part in The Match, which was organised as a sendforth event for Lagos State…

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Nnebe dismisses Kanu’s call for election boycott in South-East

A Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) member, representing Awka North/ South Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Anayo Nnebe, has dismissed a call by leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, which urged the people of the South East to boycott the 2019 general election. Nnebe, who spoke yesterday with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said the leaders and elders in the South- East region would not relent in persuading the youth on the need to actively participate in the elections. The lawmaker,…

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Kanu: Court okays suit to prosecute Fani-Kayode, Abaribe, others

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday granted a suit seeking an order of mandamus to compel the police and the Department of State Service (DSS) to prosecute a former Minister of Aviation, Dr. Femi Fani-Kayode; Senator representing Abia South, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe; Messrs Tochukwu Uchendu, and Emmanuel Shallom Ben, for allegedly aiding the escape of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, from Nigeria. The trial judge, Justice John Tsoho, in a ruling on an ex-parte application, granted leave to the plaintiff, Isiah…

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Igbo youths to Nnamdi Kanu: You’ve lost relevance in South-East

Coalition of Igbo Youths (CIY), yesterday told leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu that he was already losing relevance and value in Igboland especially from his admirers. The youths, who dissociated themselves from Kanu’s recent broadcast of no election in 2019, said the IPOB leader had compromised Biafra’s ethos. In a statement issued in Abakaliki by National President of World Igbo Youth Congress, Mazi Alex Okemiri, National Leader South-East Women Professionals, Dr. Helen Ogbonnaya and President Igbo Students Forum, Chidera Utucha after their monthly…

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Abaribe’s arrest confirms clampdown on opposition –PDP

                …it’s confirmation of clampdown on opposition –PDP   Ohanaeze calls for senator’s immediate release as MASSOB kicks A fresh twist into the disappearance of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, took a new dimension yesterday as the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested the lawmaker representing Abia-South Senatorial District, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe. His arrest yesterday drew widespread condemnation from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State…

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EPL: Kanu to be guest at Wenger’s last game at Emirates Stadium

Nigeria’s legend, Nwankwo Kanu, is among former Arsenal players who will attend Arsene Wenger’s last English Premier League (EPL) home game in charge of the Gunners against Burnley on Sunday. The North London club, according to reports on its website, have written to all their former players who have made 100-plus league appearances for the club to grace the game at the Emirates Stadium. Kanu, who joined Arsenal from Inter Milan in 1999 made 119 league appearances for the club and hit the back of the net 37 times. He…

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We have no clue about Nnamdi Kanu’s dad’s whereabouts –Abia govt

The role of Abia State government during and after the invasion of the palace of the traditional ruler of Afaraukwu Ibeku, Eze Israel Okwu Kanu, seven months ago, has either been misconstrued or misinterpreted. To some, the state government supported the military action which destroyed the palace and many lives in other to be in the good books of the Federal Government. The government on its part, explained that its interest in the whole episode was to restore peace in the state at a time the activities of the pro-Biafra…

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Treason: Kanu’s co-accused, re-arraigned on fresh charges

The Federal Government yesterday re-arraigned four of Nnamdi Kanu’s co-accused, Bright Chimezie, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on a three-count amended charge bordering on treasonable felony.   The four accused persons whose trial had been separated from that of the still being sought leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), Kanu, pleaded not guilty to the fresh charges initiated against them.   In the amended charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015, the Federal Government said the four accused persons, alongside Kanu and others…

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