Breaking: Court announces secret trial for Nnamdi Kanu, bans journalists 

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The Court has banned journalists and announced a secret trial for Nnamdi Kanu. Justice John Tsoho, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has issued a new practice direction for the trial of terrorism cases before the Court. Nnamdi Kanu’s case is one such case where this new directive will be effective

According to reports, Justice Tsoho stated that the new practise direction is based on his constitutional powers as enshrined in Section 254 of the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution (as amended)

Kanu is scheduled to return to court tomorrow, Friday, to continue his case. His outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) organisation is pushing for the secession of a swath of the southeast where the Igbo ethnic group resides

The idea of Biafra was first proposed almost six decades ago by Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, the military governor of eastern Nigeria, who pulled the predominantly Igbo region out of the country after a pogrom against people of Igbo descent in northern Nigeria. It only lasted 30 months, and more than a million people died by the time the war ended in 1970

 

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