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“My peoples and my nations shall not be sacrificed for the sake of preserving a worthless idea called Nigeria.” So speaketh the Lord. And so it is.
“The peoples and their nations must live and thrive, though the name and concept of Nigeria die. The peoples and their nations must not and will not be allowed to perish just to save a dying Nigeria.” So says the Lord.
Fellow Biafrans: The Word of God is a living thing which is always fulfilled. Count on it!
Today, we bring to you the sorry plight of one aspect of life—no, not life, but rather, hell—in
Today, there is even talk of officially closing all institutions of higher learning in Nigeria for one year in order to clean out the awful mess and morass; and sort out the mind-boggling mire that is existent in all educational institutions. Fools! In such a proposal, we see and feel the double impact of ignorance and then, more ignorance.
We ask: how and when did education in Nigeria start down the current slippery slope into the yawning chasm? It all started with Gowon’s regime, which coincided with the deliberate and open policy of killing, maiming, dispossessing, repressing, cheating, suppressing and marginalizing Biafrans. So intent was this policy which was picked up by the rest of
Well, while Nigeria was/is busy killing and sidelining Biafrans, everything else fell apart. The Economy went to blazes, even though Nigeria was busy stealing the oil wealth of
Fellow Biafrans: is it any wonder, then, that education in
How uneducated to think that by closing schools officially for one year or even ten years Nigeria's education problems could be solved! It is even more unenlightened in the light of the fact that in fact, many schools have remained closed, anyway, due to a combination of the customary problems and ailments that define life and experience in Nigeria:
1) unpaid teachers
2) decaying infrastructure
3) student strikes
4) faculty strikes
5) insecurity leading to loss of life and limb
6) student poverty
7) inadequate education of graduates
8) lack of jobs and opportunities after graduation.
While we feel for our Youth and weep for them for their bleak educational future—as bad as that is—we must also point out that Education is just one area of all the failing areas wherein life and circumstances are just as bleak or even bleaker, in Nigeria. We must also point out that the solutions proposed by many, for these other horrible areas of life in
The year 1966 proved what we all knew: that Nigeria will never work. Today, people are still trying to pretend that it will work. They work so hard trying to appear wise or pious by merely pronouncing and prescribing more work, more suffering, more effort at getting along as one-Nigeria. Some of them who were born after 1966 have failed to take stock of history, most indoctrinated with the falsity of the history of Nigeria as re-written by Nigeria after the Biafran War. Living in this sort of illusion, these people have no disposition to admit what the root-problem is, or cannot see past the haze to discern and acknowledge the problem; hence, their proposals for solutions are incoherent, piecemeal, and unworkable. Their proposals only mock the real problem and invite the aggravation of futility.
The only way to stop the sliding of Education and reverse its fortunes is by separating Nigeria into the component Nations. The only way to correct each and every serious problem facing Nigeria today is SEPARATION of the Nations that are forced to live in one-Nigeria today. Each Nation and her people must separate from one another and each Nation pursue her own National objectives and imperatives as a Sovereign, Independent entity.
The current structure of one-Nigeria makes it impossible for any serious problem to be solved effectively; Education is just one of those problems. When you place other problems in this context, you will not fail to see that they are just symptoms of the main disease—one-Nigeria. Then you can have an “
Every day that one-Nigeria is forced on the peoples, the problems deepen, and new ones arise, and the peoples suffer more; hope dims, and despondency, depression, and resignation set in—and set like cement. Just think: 130 million suffering deprived and depraved peoples; controlled by a handful of ignorant, egotistic, uncouth, uneducated and arrogant men—the same ones since 1966. Only the structure of one-Nigeria makes this abomination possible.
Fellow Biafrans: remember, we have only spoken of Education. But, the Education problem is just an example of the many manifestations of the forced one-Nigeria structure—and the lesson of 1966. You can trace all our problems to this structure. We must therefore reject this structure and get out from under it. Only in so doing can we live: it has come to that. It’s a matter of life and destruction. Without education, we are already half-destroyed. Given other problems, if they go unresolved, we are as good as dead—and soon, too!
For this reason, we call on all Biafrans to come together and to reason together, to understand the problems facing us and to acknowledge the gravity of the impending doom; as such, to accept the one alternative, the only effective solution, which is
We thus appeal to all our Biafran Youth, our Biafran Students, our Biafran Traders, our Biafran Professionals, our Biafran Elite, our Biafran Parents, our Biafran Families, our Biafran Children—ALL BIAFRANS: Let us unite now in purpose and in deed, in resolve and in action, in order to actualize Biafra now.
It is the same God Who separated the Israelites from the Egyptians in the times of the Pharaohs That is working with Biafrans today. It is the same Divine outcome that shall materialize now.
That’s the news analysis for the week. Thank you.
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