Showing posts with label Nnamdi Kanu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nnamdi Kanu. Show all posts

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Strong Igbo Women: The Aba Women's Riot

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The "riots" or the war, led by women in the provinces of Calabar and Owerri in southeastern Nigeria in November and December of 1929, became known as the "Aba Women's Riots of 1929" in British colonial history, or as the "Women's War" in Igbo history. 
Thousands of Igbo women organized a massive revolt against the policies imposed by British colonial administrators in southeastern Nigeria, touching off the most serious challenge to British rule in the history of the colony.  The "Women's War" took months for the government to suppress and became a historic example of feminist and anti-colonial protest.  

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Court rejects masked witnesses in Kanu’s trial


A Federal High Court in Abuja has turned down the request by the Federal Government that prosecution witnesses in the trial of leader of the In­digenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu be al­lowed to wear masks to shield their identity from the public.
Justice John Tsoho refused the application on the ground that the use of mask will deny the court in assessing the de­meanour of witnesses which he said is very crucial in the trial.