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British Govt presiding over evil in Nigeria through Catriona Laing — Kanu

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Catriona Laing, British high commissioner to Nigeria

Political and rights activist Nnamdi Kanu has accused the British government led by Boris Johnson of chairing an evil government in Nigeria through its high commissioner in the country, Catriona Laing.

Kanu’s assertion followed after Catriona Laing – the British High Commissioner said the British government was determined to help Nigeria fight secession movements in the Eastern region and other challenges facing the country, including insecurity.

The activist who heads a separatist group – Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on his Tuesday night broadcast berated the UK government, who, according to him, failed to provide military aid to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram terrorists, but has vowed to resist agitations for self-determination in the country.

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his supporters in Umuahia after he was granted bail by a federal high court in Abuja

“The British government is actively aiding and abetting the Fulani government in the Zoo called Nigeria. The British government led by Boris Johnson who is presiding over evil government in Nigeria through Catriona Laing, the British High Commissioner needs idiots to be in power in Abuja, that’s why they are protecting the Fulani,” he said.

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“Don’t allow yourself to be used or intimated, especially our Oduduwa brothers and sisters. You must remain strong,” he urged citizens in the Southern region.

Meanwhile, the British Minister of the Armed Forces, James Heappey, along with other officers, paid a visit to Nigeria on Sunday, March 29, 2021.

British High Commissioner to Nigeria Catriona Laing CB, who received the British Minister for Armed Forces, in Abuja, said in a tweet that the “visit demonstrates how important & how much we value our defence relationship with Nigeria.”

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Barka da Sallah to Muslim faithfuls who don’t behave like terrorists — Kanu

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Nnamdi Kanu, rights activist and leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB)

Rights activist, Nnamdi Kanu, has congratulated Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr – one of the holiest occasions on the Islamic calendar.

Kanu, in a message Thursday, noted that his message and best wishes are directed to “Muslim faithfuls who don’t think and behave like the terrorists” who he said are presiding over the government in Nigeria.

“May the peace & blessings of your God Allah be and abide with you always,” said the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

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Rocket attacks: Nigerian govt frowns, send message to Israel

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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s federal government has expressed its displeasure with the rocket attacks between Israel and the Palestinian militant group in Gaza, Hamas.

In a statement by Foreign Ministry spokesman, Ferdinand Nwonye, ​​Nigeria’s federal government called on both sides to defuse hostilities.

“The Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to state that the Federal Government of Nigeria is watching with great concern the unfolding developments with Israel and the State of Palestine and urges both parties to see reason and de-escalate the hostilities,” said Nwonye.

“The Federal Government further urges the two parties to remain committed to the two-state solution and, in the meantime, guarantee the rights of all citizens to live in peace and dignity.”

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Gaza rocket attacks: US, Europe suspend flights to and from Israel

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A rocket launched from Gaza is intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome system on May 11. Photo by MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images

International air carriers are suspending flights to and from Israel amid ongoing rocket attacks from Gaza capable of reaching the country’s center, where Ben Gurion Airport is located, near to the city of Lod.

British Airways on Thursday became the latest carrier to cancel its Tel Aviv route, saying that “the safety and security of our colleagues and customers is always our top priority, and we continue to monitor the situation closely.”

Earlier on Thursday, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines announced that they were suspending flights from Frankfurt, Vienna and Munich on Thursday and Friday.

US-based carriers American, Delta and United on Wednesday cancelled all fights to Israel.

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American cancelled its daily flight from New York; United cancelled its flights from Chicago, Newark and San Francisco; and Delta cancelled flights from New York to Tel Aviv.

Ben Gurion Airport rerouted all incoming flights to Ramon International Airport in southern Israel’s Timna Valley – approximately 20 kilometers from Eilat – on Thursday, as terrorists in the Gaza Strip continued launching rockets toward Israeli territory.

Departing flights were still taking off from Ben Gurion.

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