Naija News had reported earlier that a controversial Nigerian journalist, Kemi Olunloyo said Nnamdi Kanu was dead. The news of Nnamdi Kanu’s death first emerged on the micro-blogging site, Twitter last week when Miss Olunloyo tweeted that the IPOB leader was dead and had been cremated in Italy.
However, a day after the tweet, Olunloyo took to Twitter again to retract her claims, saying she confirmed from Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Nigerian Minister who is Nnamdi Kanu’s ally, that the IPOB leader is hale and hearty and not dead as earlier claimed by her.
Naija News had reported earlier that Kanu delivered a live broadcast on Sunday on Radio Biafra, where he accused the people in Aso Rock and Chinese doctors of being responsible for the deaths in Kano state, northern Nigeria.
Reacting to the live broadcast, Olunloyo insisted that Nnamdi Kanu is dead and that person that spoke as the IPOB leader during the live broadcast on Radio Biafra on Sunday, was “physically in Nigeria doing his voice over.”
The controversial journalist tweeted: “Nnamdi Kanu has died and gone. The person on a radio/video show yesterday didn’t have to hide their face. That person was physically in Nigeria doing his voice over. As a broadcaster, I can do voices of many public figures.”
Nnamdi Kanu has died and gone. The person on a radio/video show yesterday didn’t have to hide their face. That person was physically in Nigeria doing his voice over. As a broadcaster, I can do voices of many public figures. #RIPNnamdiKanu
— Medical Journalist Dr. Kemi Olunloyo (@KemiOlunloyo) April 27, 2020
She added hours later: “I don’t spread unverified news.”
I don’t spread unverified news.#RIPNnamdiKanu
— Dr Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo (@JayBlaze2411) April 27, 2020
However, in order to prove Kemi Olunloyo wrong on her claims that he is dead, Kanu held a broadcast on Radio Biafra on Facebook Live last week where he said: “I am sipping water now as I speak here, this is what Jubril (Buhari) cannot do that. All the people in the zoo writing rubbish (referring to his alleged death) cannot go and ask Jubril to do a live broadcast like I am doing now.
“Nigeria is a den of deceivers, every day they lie, every day they deceive you. The zoo is in the darkness that is why they are failing and that is why they will continue to fail, the IPOB leader added.
Days after the broadcast on Facebook Live, Kanu has taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to tender a fresh request before President Buhari, insisting that the Nigerian leader appearing in a live broadcast is what “Biafrans in Nigeria want.”
The IPOB leader tweeted: “Biafrans in #Nigeria demand that @NGRPresident do a live media chat with the press or a press conference to update on #COVID__19
“We refuse that a #BuhariDoppelgänger from Sudan will continue to destroy the lives and livelihoods of over 200 million people.”
— Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (@MaziNnamdiKanu) May 1, 2020