Such was his shock and anger at the turn of events that the real estate magnate and owner of the resplendent, opulent and stunningly beautiful 'Amen Estate' on the outskirts of Lekki in Lagos, Babatunde O. Gbadamosi, wrote the following:
 
The highest decision making body of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is the Directorate of State (DOS) headquartered in Germany and headed by Mazi Chika Edoziem, under the supreme command and leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the prophet of our time. We the Directorate of State of the Indigenous People of Biafra wish to state unequivocally to all and sundry that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is the indisputable leader of IPOB and shall remain so until Biafra is restored. Anybody entertaining or peddling anything to the contrary is high on mind bending drugs. Whether alive, dead or missing, the title of supreme leader of IPOB will forever reside with him. No other person will ever inherit that title. In the unlikely event that he is no longer with us, the position of the supreme leader of IPOB will be retired and no other individual within or outside the great family of IPOB will ever be addressed as such.
 
The worldwide family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu the prophet of our time, wish to draw the attention of the civilised world to the endless, continued adjournment and postponement of court cases involving IPOB in every Nigerian court including ECOWAS Court sitting in Abuja.
 
While the sharp division of opinions over the government’s Operation Python Dance 11 in the Southeast, the proscription of IPOB and the consequent designation of the organization as a terrorist organization could be interpreted either as a reflection of the vibrancy of our putative democracy or a reflection of how polarized the society has become, what is clear is that there are useful lessons to be learnt from the entangled affair:
 

Ndigbo; As 2019 Beckons.

For Ndigbo, another chance beckons in 2019. Yes, in 2019, Nigeria will go through another election process. After the self-inflicted tragedy of 2015, the coming election should be an opportunity for Igbo to mend or further mar their chances in a Nigeria that is built on multi-ethnic chassis. Will it be a period for Igbo to undo the mistake they did to themselves in 2015, which has worsened their fate? Will Ndigbo use that golden opportunity to make political peace with the rest of Nigeria and most importantly, signify their intent, their readiness and their suitability to handle the baton in 2023? Or will Ndigbo fail to seize the current and rather make another egregious political miscalculation that will reduce their chances of leading the country in 2023? These are critical questions, whose answers are still whirling in the wind but which, one way or the other, must be answered by how well the Igbo play their card in 2019.
 
Political watchers have outlined underground reasons for Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki’s opposition to the position of the Nigerian Army and the Southeast governors on the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
 
France has denied is being the financial headquarters of the proscribed Indeginous People of Biafra (IPoB).
 
France is not the financial headquarters of the proscribed Indeginous People of Biafra (IPoB), the country’s Political Counsellor in Nigeria, Claude Abily, said on Thursday.
 
A leading Igbo socio-cultural group, Nzuko Umunna, has reacted to the threat issued by a coalition of Northern Youths, asking all Nigerians of Igbo extraction to vacate the northern part of the country of face “visible actions”.
 
The Kaduna State Government has assured every resident of the state that nobody can tamper with their freedom to reside where they choose. In a statement issued in Kaduna this morning, the state government said that the constitutional right of every Nigerian to own property, move freely and to live in peace and harmony is sacrosanct.
 
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Barr. Nkechi Chukwueke on Sunday said the demolition of the popular Owonifari market in Oshodi area of Lagos State is not targeted at any particular tribe, especially the Igbo.
 
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Barr. Nkechi Chukwueke on Sunday said the demolition of the popular Owonifari market in Oshodi area of Lagos State is not targeted at any particular tribe, especially the Igbo.
 

Buhari: What Do Igbos Want? A Response.

During the presidential media chat on Wednesday 30th December 2015, Nigerian President Muhammed Buhari said that Igbos were not maltreated, and should stop screaming marginalization.
 
I thought I was done with writing about Biafra – after three articles on the subject that sought to address the issue from different perspectives. However following the bold effort by Dr Jibrin Ibrahim to re-frame the Biafra discourse and the flurry of reactions it elicited especially from Professors Chidi Odinkalu and Okechukwu Ibeanu, I had a strong urge to weigh in on the conversations.