Born Nwannekaenyi “Nnamdi” Kenny Okwu Kanu in September 1967, Nnamdi Kanu is a British-Nigerian and political activist.
Kanu is the leader of one of the Biafran separatist organizations, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which advocates a sovereign state for the Igbo speaking people of Nigeria as well as those from the south-south region of Nigeria. He is also the director of a London-based radio station named; Radio Biafra.
Latest News on Nnamdi Kanu
In this post, we look at the latest news updates from his attack on the Yoruba media to his claims that the current President of Nigeria is being impersonated.
Nnamdi Kanu Attacks ‘Yoruba Media’ (December 23, 2018)
The leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu accused the Yoruba Media of being responsible for the suffering of the Nigerian masses. Kanu made this claim about ‘Jubril from Sudan’ during a live broadcast on radio Biafra in December 2018.
According to the IPOB leader, President Muhammadu Buhari was dead and the man in Aso Rock was an impostor. Kanu further accused the media of hiding the truth.
The IPOB leader revealed that the Yoruba media are made up of deceivers, liars and cowards who shouldn’t be practising journalism.
Kanu disclosed that he was going to expose these people and shall expose them to let the world know that they are quacks and they collect money to publish nonsense and defend evil.
Nnamdi Kanu Declares That Abia State Will “Burn” If Governor Okezie Ikpeazu Is Re-Elected As The State Governor In 2019 (December 23, 2018)
Kanu revealed in a live broadcast on radio Biafra that he wonders why the residents of Abia state will vote again after the last operation python dance carried out by the Nigeria Army in the southeast region.
According to him, one thing he knows is Okezie Ikpeazu will not go back and IPOB will stop him. He further revealed that if Okezie Ikpeazu goes back to Abia state government house, Abia state will burn because he is a descendant of the Hausa Fulani.
It would be recalled that Kanu whose whereabouts had been unknown since 14th September 2017, when soldiers of the Nigerian Army stormed his Afara Ukwu, Umuahia country home, resulting in a clash between his supporters and the soldier resurfaced in Israel on Friday, 19th October.
Nnamdi Kanu Speaks on Badeh’s Death (December 23, 2018)
Following the death of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, Nnamdi Kanu recounted his encounter former Military Chief while he was in Kuje prison.
The IPOB revealed in a live broadcast on radio Biafra on Saturday, alleged that the late Chief of Air Staff was killed on the instructions of some persons in government. Kanu further claimed that during his encounter with Badeh, he told the late Air chief that Nigeria cannot work but Badeh had insisted that the country will work.
Nnamdi Kanu Releases 6 ‘Facts’ To Prove President Buhari Has Being Replaced By Jubril Of Sudan (December 22, 2018)
According to the IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Says Buhari has not been cloned but has been replaced by a certain Jubril Of Sudan. He further revealed that the Presidency of Nigeria has worked really hard to put to bed the rumours that the President of Nigeria is Buhari and not a Jubril from Sudan. According to the defence, Buhari does not have a ‘clone’ neither is Jubril Buhari’s clone.
Typically, the standard qualification to becoming a successful body double or the impersonator is close resemblance to the person being impersonated. In other words, the political decoy is an individual who has been selected because of a strong physical resemblance to the person being impersonated. This resemblance can be strengthened by hạ gò má plastic surgery.
Additionally, such decoys are trained to speak and behave like the person being impersonated. It has happened before in history, most notably with Josef Stalin of defunct Soviet Union and Adolf Hitler of Germany. There were many others, especially during the Second World War and the subsequent Cold War, when it was very rampant with spies and espionage.
In this case of Buhari, and according to Nnamdi Kanu, Jibril is NOT a biological clone but a body-double, another human being, an impersonator from Sudan, who resembles Buhari, then underwent a few plastic surgeries to make the resemblance closer and got coached to speak and act like the real Buhari.
But Nnamdi Kanu reveal that no two individuals can look exactly alike, except for identical twins, even so to a less than absolute degree. So, even as Mr Jibril looks like late Buhari and did some few fixes to enhance the resemblance, there are still a few give-always that, to a discerning eye, differentiated the two men.
The IPOB leader listed the following facts to buttress his position.
First, Buhari was about 75 years when he assumed the presidency in 2015. He looked very much his age and appeared noticeably frail shrivelled due to the ravaging ailments that eventually saw to his demise. On the other hand, Jibril is about 50 years old and it shows in his gait, his vibrancy, and the smoother tone of his face and skin. There’s also the slight difference earlobes between the two men.
Second, Buhari had noticeably receding hairline on the front crown and the rest of what was left of his hair was brittle; and then towards the tail end of his life, the hair became very scanty and snow white. All these can be verified from his photographs taken during the electioneering campaigns, at the time he was sworn and during his long illness. This contrasts sharply with Mr Jibril, who appears to have fuller mane of hair, much darker hairlines, and now permanently spots a cap that he has refused to remove despite repeatedly being dared to do so.
Third and perhaps most importantly, the late Buhari was of Fulani full blood and he spoke fluent Fulfude – the native tongue of the Fulanis. He also spoke Hausa. Now, this Jibril does not speak Fulfude but speaks Hausa only, which is why he strains to speak Hausa as a diversion each time he is challenged to speak Fulfude. One then wonders why Jibril, claiming to be the real Buhari in Poland, did not speak some Fulfude or even go as far as removing his cap.
Fourth, since February last year, one notices a profound distance when in public between Jibril and Buhari’s family members, especially Buhari’s wife, Aisha and son Yusuf. Whereas Aisha appears to be studiedly aloof from Jibril, Yusuf was photographed awkwardly shaking Jibril’s hand after he returned from his long stay at a German hospital, where he had been admitted and treated for injuries stemming from his bike accident
Fifth, Buhari was a very tall person, noticeably taller than other equally tall public officials such as Senate President Saraki, who now appears taller than the man claiming to be Buhari. How come? It was Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information who tried to explain this by claiming that Buhari used to wear high-heeled shoes, which he now no longer wears on the advice of his doctor, thus making him appear shorter. Is that plausible?
Sixth, since his ‘acclaimed’ recovery from his debilitating ailments and discharge from the London Hospital, the man that claims to be Buhari has not been travelling to London for mandatory follow-ups. Is it medically possible that someone who was ravaged to the point of looking skeletal and underwent complex surgeries would suddenly heal to the point that he no longer needed clinical follow-ups? Plus, when this Jibril story persisted in the wake of his US visit with President Trump, his handlers tried to defuse it by orchestrating a medical check-up stopover in London. If such check-ups are real, why isn’t this being done on a regular basis since his so-called recovery.
Nnamdi Kanu To Release Big ‘Evidence; to Prove The Current President Buhari is Jubril From Sudan (December 6, 2018)
Nnamdi Kanu made another live broadcast from Israel where he promised to on Saturday, 22nd December to release “more mind-blowing evidence” against President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the statement by IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful said the evidence to be released will be enough proof to convince everybody that President Buhari has been replaced with a Jubril from Sudan.
Although the President himself has come out to deny the claims, telling Nigerians while he was in Poland that he is real and has neither been cloned nor replaced.
The full IPOB statement reads:
The Supreme Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, will be on live broadcast on Radio Biafra, broadcasting, from The State of Israel, on Saturday 22nd December, 2018 to reveal more mind-blowing evidence that will finally nail the imposter called Jubril in Aso Rock and many more issues affecting the contraption called Nigeria
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You are hereby encouraged to duly inform all your family members and well-wishers to join us as we all tune into Radio Biafra on live broadcast, as stipulated above per date and time.
You can listen to Radio Biafra by tuning into CHK 102.1 FM or you can download the Radio Biafra App on your phone or go to our website www.rblworld.tv
Here are the steps to downloading the app on your phone:
- Go to Google play store and type “Radio Biafra” and Search
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IPOB Slams Dokubo Over 2019 Contests (December 3, 2018)
IPOB has slammed an ex-leader of Niger-Delta militants, Asari Dokubo, over his comments on Nnamdi Kanu’s position on the 2019 elections.
According to the deputy leader of IPOB, Uche Mefor, he revealed in a statement that Dokubo should keep the lectures on how to achieve the group’s objectives to himself.
However, Asari Dokubo reacted to the statement by Kanu and disagreed with the IPOB leader’s position, saying Kanu’s advice was suicidal since it would be tantamount to empowering those opposed to the Biafra aspirations with resources from the national treasury to frustrate the people’s struggle.
Dokubo also highlighted examples of pro-independent agitators in Spain, Ireland and Palestine who contested and won political seats in a bid to promote their agenda rather than boycott general elections in their respective nations.
Court Finally Fixes February 2019 To Hear Suit Seeking Biafra Republic (November 30, 2018)
In November 2018, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital fixed February 25, 2019, for the hearing of a suit seeking the actualization of a sovereign state of Biafra.
The suit which originally began in the Owerri division of the court before it was transferred to Abuja at the instance of the Federal Government was filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Bilie Human Rights Initiative, representing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against the Federal Government of Nigeria and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF).
Specifically, the plaintiff wants an actualization of the sovereign state of Biafra through legal means.
However, in its counter affidavit to the preliminary objection filed by the Federal Government, the plaintiff argued: “If Biafra is carved out of Nigeria today as a sovereign and independent nation, Nigeria has nothing to lose as it will still remain great and the giant of Africa.
Innocent Amadi, President of Billie Human Rights Initiative, who deposed to the 13- paragraph counter affidavit, averred that “in order to terminate the present suit, by all means, the Federal Government took undue advantage of the rift with Nnamdi Kanu’s faction of IPOB in filling an ex-parte application at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
The Billie Human Rights Initiative said Federal Government had used the court, presided over by the then Acting Chief Judge, Justice Abdul Karafati, to “horridly secure an ex-parte order to kill permanently our struggle for self-determination and our genuine and lawful efforts to actualise the sovereign State of Biafra through legal means.”
Justice Babatunde Quadri, who presided over the matter, fixed February 25, 2019, for the hearing of the suit.