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December 1, 2011

Widow of the late Ojukwu assures compatriots in the UK that they would play a part in the funeral processes

Bianca, the widow of late Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, on Thursday, expressed gratitude to Nigerians resident in the UK for their support to the family during the period of her husband’s hospitalisation.

November 26, 2011

The former leader of Biafra died in London at the age of 78

The leader of the All Progressive Grand Alliance party (APGA), and former leader of the defunct Biafra, Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu has been confirmed dead.

The Ikemba, who has been receiving treatment in a hospital in the United Kingdon since he suffered a stroke in December 2010, died on Friday night.

It will be recalled that Ojukwu's 78th birthday was celebrated in absentia on November 5.

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November 26, 2011

The Senate leaders and President Jonathan extended their condolences to the Ojukwu family

President Goodluck Jonathan has received with "much sadness and a deep feeling of great national loss", news of the passing of Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu.

Ojukwu, a businessman and political leader from Nnewi in south-eastern Nigeria who was born on 4 November 1933 at Zungeru in northern Nigeria, died in London in the early hours of Saturday after a long illness at Royal Berkshire Hospital  in the UK.

November 2, 2011

The Enugu-based rights group has tasked the Federal government to intervene

The Centre For Victims of Extra-Judicial Killing and Torture (CVEKT), an Enugu-based human rights group, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to intervene in what it described as ill treatment meted to Nigerian suspects in Czech Republic prisons.

CVEKT Executive Director, Tony Amarube, highlighted various cases where Nigerian suspects were given discriminatory jail sentences by the Czech authorities.
According to Amarube, the Nigerian suspects were sentenced to jail terms without any fair hearing or direct evidence to justify the sentences.

October 15, 2011

The plays will be considered by a panel for inclusion in an anthology plays to be published in 2012

Opon Ifa Reviews has announced a call for submissions for an anthology of plays related to the Nigeria-Biafra war of 1967 - 1970.

The works shall be considered for inclusion in the anthology, in a press release by the coordinators of the project. The works shall  focus on (though not exclusively) responses to the conflict, historical memory, displacement, experiences of refugees, peace, and reconciliation.

The plays will be considered by a panel for inclusion in an anthology plays to be published in 2012.

October 4, 2011

Group says arrests are intended to frustrate the present administration by creating an impression of insecurity.

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has expressed concern over the continuous harassment, arrest and detention of its members by soldiers on internal security duties in Anambra and Enugu States.

September 2, 2011

Seperatist movement members released from Enugu prison after eight days in detention.

The leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Ralph Uwazuruike, and 280 group members were released from the Enugu prisons yesterday afternoon. They had spent eight days in detention.

The police had earlier withdrawn its case against the seperatists, and the Chief Magistrate, Dennis Eko, granted their application for bail.

May 31, 2011

Police allege that separatist group attack one of their own.

he police in Imo have arrested 304 members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) for allegedly attacking a policeman at Irete, near Owerri. 

Imo state Police boss, Ibrahim Maishanu, announced this at a news conference in Owerri yesterday. Maishanu alleged that the MASSOB members attacked the policeman and collected his rifle. He added that the policeman was rescued by soldiers.

May 19, 2011

The Imo State governor-elect visits his ailing party leader, Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu in London.

The governor-elect of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, on Wednesday, said his priority would be to tackle under-development and alleviate poverty in the state.

Okorocha said this when he visited the Nigerian High Commission in London.“I am on a rescue mission that will tackle under development and reduce poverty, which had for too long been the plight of the Imo people,” he said.