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How Yoruba Indigenes in Cotonou prevented a helicopter from whisking Igboho to Nigeria

Mr. Yomi Aliyu (SAN), the lawyer to the popular human rights activist, Sunday Igboho, on Wednesday the 21st of July 2021 make more revelations regarding the arrest of his client at the airport in Cotonou. The lawyer maintained that after Igboho was arrested, a helicopter was already waiting to transport him to Nigeria, but some Yoruba Indigenes at the airport prevented the repatriation.

Mr. Aliyu revealed that the freedom fighter, his brother, and wife were already in the plane when someone raised an alarm and pointed to Sunday Igboho that he is WANTED and so security operatives bundled him out of the plane, but in the process, his wife and brother put up a fight and started shouting at the airport because a helicopter was already on standby to whisk Sunday Igboho away.

Their noise, however, attracted some other Yoruba Indigenes present at the airport, and so he was rescued, ruining the plan to repatriate him to Nigeria.

“He was brought down with the wife and brother, and a fracas ensued because he was to be flown to Nigeria by a standby helicopter.

But the wife and the brother put up a fight and started shouting at the airport, which attracted some other Yoruba indigenes, and they came to their rescue.”

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Igboho: Ooni, Yoruba Leaders Meet behind Closed Doors

Some prominent Southwest leaders met behind closed doors yesterday at the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi over the state of the nation.

They also discussed the arrest of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho).

He said: “The essence of our meeting is a call by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi that we need to come back to our roots and do things the way we use to do it successfully.

“A lot of things have gone wrong in the last few years in this country, politically, economically, socially, and we want to put things in the right perspective, that is the essence of this meeting. “Coincidentally, Sunday Igboho was part of what was discussed. We did not ignore the issue but it was not the main issue we discussed.

Deputy Chairman, Oyo State Council of Obas, Oba Francis Alao confirmed the meeting.

Alao said: “The essence of our meeting is a call by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi that we need to come back to our roots and do things the way we use to do it successfully.

“A lot of things have gone wrong in the last few years in this country, politically, economically, socially, and we want to put things in the right perspective, that is the essence of this meeting. “Coincidentally, Sunday Igboho was part of what was discussed. We did not ignore the issue but it was not the main issue we discussed.

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Nnamdi Kanu Preaches Peace And Unity In DSS Custody – Lawyer

Aloy Ejimakor, the Nigerian lawyer of the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, says the separatist is cheerful in the custody of the Department of State Services.

He made this known in a tweet after meeting the IPOB leader in the DSS custody.

According to him, Nnamdi Kanu stressed the importance of unity and tolerance on all sides.

The lawyer said the meeting lasted about four hours.

“Today, I met with Onyendu at the DSS. We spent nearly four hours. My interaction with him was fulfilling.

“He’s cheery and looks forward to overcoming this predicament sooner than later. Again, he stressed UNITY and tolerance on all sides. He has you all in his thoughts,” he tweeted.

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Uwaifo and I were Street Hawkers in Benin, Igbinedion Reveals

The Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion‎, has admonished Nigerians to imbibe the habit of building people rather that destroying them.

He gave the advice at a‎ dinner party he hosted in Benin-city at the weekend to honour Nigerian music icon, Prof. Victor Uwaifo, a lecturer at the University of Benin, who marked his 80th birthday in March this year.

Igbinedion, who disclosed that he was out of the country when‎ Uwaifo celebrated his birthday, described him (Uwaifo) as ‘great man’.

According to the Benin high chief, “you are a great man; one of the greatest human beings in life. To clock‎ 80 years, you must have a good mind.”

Igbinedion recalled their childhood days in the city, saying: “I was selling Kerosene while Uwaifo was selling Kola-nuts.”

Igbinedion‎ disclosed he sold kerosene while the legendary highlife musician sold kolanuts in their childhood days on the streets of Benin.

He said: “To clock‎ 80, you must have a good mind. You are a great man and one of the greatest human beings on earth.”

The iconic musician, who was accompanied by his wife, noted that Igbinedion, who rose from grass to grace and conquered poverty, greatly surprised him.

He said: “I have never smoked in my life. I do not take drugs. I do not drink alcohol. It is now that I started taking wine. Music makes me high.

“If you are smoking, doing drugs or taking alcohol, it is not too late to stop. Parents must warn their children against taking drugs and not to wrongly imitate people.”

Uwaifo, the Joromi maestro-turned academic, who lectured in the University of Benin, expressed surprise at the honour given to him by Igbinedion, saying: “Tonight, Chief Igbinedion has surprised me. This is the man who rose from grass to grace, and who conquered poverty.

“Any person, who wants to know, must be given the opportunity to know and keep knowing. “If you go through the crucible of life, then you will know the value of life, and you must add principles.”

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Igboho, Kanu: We Won’t Allow Buhari’s Administration Take Us Back To 1984 – Falana

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), on Tuesday, said that every attempt by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to take the country back to 1984 era will largely be resisted by Nigerians.

Femi Falana, who disclosed this at the 13th Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series to commemorate his 87th birthday, said that the treatment meted out to Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho is similar to what happened in 1984 when a Nigerian politician was kidnapped.

According to him, “We should not allow Buhari’s government take us back to 1984 when an attempt was made to kidnap Umaru Diko in London. He hd already been kidnapped and on the way to airport, a neighbor saw them and raised alarm after witnessing the inhuman treatment he was subjected to.

“In the case of Kanu, Kenya government cannot admit that on their soil a Nigerian was taken out of the country without going through the legal process. It’s likely they drugged him to sleep and brought him back to Nigeria. That is against the anti-torture act and Nigeria’s constitution. Therefore, those who say they brought Kanu back through some international collaboration are not saying the truth. Interpol cannot deport without due process.”

He insisted that those who say people will not be allowed to protest are just joking and are still living in military era, “even during the era of Babangida and Abacha people still protested because it’s their right.

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Senate Approves N4.87bn For NIA To Track Calls, WhatsApp

The National Assembly has approved a N4.87bn budget for the National Intelligence Agency to track, intercept and monitor calls and messages on mobile devices, including Thuraya and WhatsApp.

The amount is part of the N895.8bn supplementary budget submitted by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), last month and approved by both chambers of the federal parliament last week after increasing it by about N87bn.

The budget according to the Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Barau Jibrin, is meant to procure equipment for the military and to fight further spread of COVID-19.

Details of the supplementary budget obtained by our correspondent revealed that the NIA would spend N2,938,650,000 on the Thuraya interception solution, while the WhatsApp interception solution would gulp N1, 931,700,000.

Apart from this, the NIA got additional N129m to enable its personnel embark on foreign training.

The Defence Intelligence Agency, on its part, got a capital vote of N16.8bn to provide infrastructure, cyber intelligence centre/laboratory, independent lawful intercept platform (voice and advanced data monitoring) and tactical mobile geological platform.

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Nnamdi Kanu: Igbo lawyers mobilize legal practitioners across globe ahead of July 26 trial.

The Igbo Lawyers Association, ILA, says it has commenced the mobilization of some other lawyers across the world ahead of the July 26 trial of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, self-acclaimed leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Nobility News Updates recalls that the secession agitator who jumped bail due to army invasion of his home in an attempt to kill him in 2017 was re-arrested recently from Kenya via collaborations of the Nigerian security and intelligence agencies, and authorities from other nations.

The Federal Government has remained silent on how kanu was arrested at Kenya, Kanu was re-arrested, however, his lawyer, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor said his client was arrested, tortured and detained for eight days in Kenya.

Kanu, who is currently being detained at the custody of the Department of State Service, DSS, would continue his trial on July 26 2021.

Briefing the newsmen in Aba on Tuesday, chairman of the Association, Chief Chuks Muomah, SAN, who was represented by Chief Ukpai Ukairo, condemned the illegal manner in which Kanu was intercepted and brought to Nigeria.

He also said that the association would ensure that the British Government reverse the “illegality of that interception” of Kanu who is a dual citizen of both Nigeria and the British.

“We are doing this because we want the British government to ensure the reversal of the illegality of that interception.

“We are also giving notice that Igbo Lawyers Association is mobilizing lawyers from across the globe to put up the best defence available under municipal and international law in defence of the rights of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu”, he added.

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Confusion and Regrets Between Nigeria and Kenya as they will Answer to UK on MNK re – arrest by Odum Nke Chineke.

ISRAEL Sacred Sefer Torah lands in Biafrans Land, Israel now have the power to Defend Biafra in any battle

Confusion and Regrets Between Nigeria and Kenya as they will Answer to UK on MNK re – arrest.

Nnamdi Kanu

Where is Uwazuruike and Dokubo who claimed they are fighting to librate Biafra, The field is open not Come out and lead Biafrans.

I don bust tsunami as 2,000 000 Biafrans are ready to storm Abuja on 26th of July in Solidarity for MNK in Zoo Curt of Injustice

Binta Nyako, Tanko Muhammed and other Nigerian Judges planned to took to their heels as about 446 lawyers are battle ready to Defend MNK in Abuja Curt of Injustice.

Buhari is Dead and buried in a shallow Grave in Saudi Arabia since 2017_____ Echoed on Radio Biafra 102.1 fm
Why is it not included in MNK charges by the Zoo DSS so that Buhari will come out and say to Nigerians ” I dey kamkpe

FREE MNK and Biafra protests to Shake the whole World as Biafrans all over the world become more Resolute and stronger to Defend Biafra at all cost

NIGERIA is in HOT oil
Who will save Nigeria now as MNK had become a stubborn bone in their trout?

Biafra is a Spirit and Our Defender is in the Spirit of the Spirit!!!

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Press Release On Illegal And Grossly Unconstitutional Invasion Of Chief Sunday Igboho Residence At Ibadan

We are Counsel to Chief Sunday Adeyemo othewise known as Sunday Igboho Oosa and we have his standing instructions to defend and act as Counsel in all situations we deem appropriate especially where his fundamental rights as a Citizen of Nigeria is violated or threatened as done on Thursday 1st July, 2021.

  1. Every Nigerian, albeit the whole world, is aware that in his open crusade for the establishment of Oodua Republic our client has always preached peace and warned his followers never to have recourse to violence saying that “it is God and alale” that will fight for Yoruba Nation. We can boldly say that as people who followed his campaign, but not necessarily supporting dismemberment of Nigeria, that no casualty has ever occurred wherever such rallies were carried out. This must have been done in more than 20 Yoruba towns and cities as at date.
  2. To now invade the residence of such a peace loving crusader is tantamount to calling a dog a bad name to hang it. It must be reiterated, and with emphasis, that it is the right of a group of homogeneous and/or indigenous people in a Federation to ask for self determination in accordance with the rules of international law and UNO Charter. Our Constitution also permits freedom of association and, by necessary implications, freedom to dissociate.
  3. We were reliably informed that DSS and other security forces invaded the residence of our Client in wee hours of the day ( between 1.00hr and 4.30hrs). There is no where in civilised world that a citizen who had no prior invitation by security agent or resisting arrest will be so invaded with his rights to dignity of human persons, ownership of property and sanctity of life trampled upon during the invasion. S. 12 of Administration of Criminal Justice Act enjoins the police and/or any security operatives to first make a demand to enter a place where a suspect is and if their demand was not granted to break open the “outer or inner door of any house or place.” No demand to enter was made but rather they shot their way into the house allegedly killing seven (7) people though DSS spokesman admitted killing two people which involved an old imam that used to lead Muslim occupants in prayers and observing TAHJUD at the time of the barbaric raid. A lady among the invaders was allegedly shouting, “if you get him gun him down.” There and then our client knew that the mission was to get rid of him and NOT to arrest him. This belief becomes morerealiatic in view of the fact that the CCTV recorder was off and taken away so that the carnage will not be shown to members of the public. Our client then knew that he was to be taking dead or alive as allegedly stated by the lady among the raiders.
  4. It should be stated that without any resistance or shooting at the security operatives they started shooting from the gate and ensuring that the building was totally made uninhabitable. Also, all the expensive vehicles in our clients house were shot at and destroyed.
  5. The rampaging operatives were disappointed that they could allegedly not find a single gun or ammunition in our client’s house hence their arresting two (2) police escorts of Mr Sunday Igboho’s guests and added their guns to those harvested from their armoury with a view to making members of the public to believe that our client keeps militia or as stated by them, he is about waging war on Nigeria. Will this be with his mere amulets. People who know our client of over 20 years will testify that Igboho Oosa does not carry gun on his person!
  6. It is elementary law that whenever a search warrant is executed on a house the house owner must first search the persons sent to execute same and also sign the inventory of what were recovered in executing the warrant! This explains why the DSS invaded the house in the night shooting everything at sight, killing and maiming the occupants to plant their illegal guns on our client. We have also been reliably informed that those arrested were being tortured to incriminate our client that guns and ammunitions were recovered from his house. Sunday Igboho knew that he would be arrested one day hence retaining our services. He could not be that daft to keep incriminating articles in his house! Our clients house is a 5 bedroom duplex with 5 chalets of 2 and 3 bedrooms. These were totally damaged with operatives allegedly arguing on whether to burn down the edifice as done to his former palatial house. The lady officer allegedly put her foot down against arson.
  7. One thousand euro, two million naira, expensive jewelleries worth millions, travel documents, amulets, iPhone 12 belonging to him, phones of about 15 others living in the house including those killed by the raiders and other belongings yet to be identified belonging to his wives were carted away. The only guns were those of the police escorts of his guests!
  8. More importantly, the DSS and other operatives that raided the house said they came to arrest Sunday Igboho but ended up arresting innocent people in lieu of him. Apart from being a serious violation of these peoples’ peoples constitutional rights it is an assault on s. 7 of ACJA and decisions of our Courts in that regard.

10.We hereby demand that the Federal Government orders an investigation into the actions of the various security operatives led by DSS that raided Chief Sunday Adeyemo’s house with a view to sanctioning them and release all the innocent people arrested and compensate the families of those murdered. Our client should also be paid #500million as reparation for damage to his exotic cars that include Mercedes Benz G-Class and 2019 Lexus Car. We also demand a public apology.

  1. Most importantly, trampling of our client’s fundamental rights including tagging him as criminal by exhibiting DSS guns as his should stop forthwith. In any case as admirers of this government and one Nigeria we personally implore all the Governors of Southwest States that know the yearnings of their people and Igboho’s large followership to wade in before it becomes hydra headed security problems in all their domains.

pp: CHIEF YOMI ALLIYU SAN & CO.
SGD. ChiefyomialliyuSAN, FCIArb.