This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International broadcasts  

For April 17th, 2004

You have heard the news; now, the analysis…  

“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 Life and Light and Hope. Live by It!

Unsettling events continue to happen in the evil place known as Nigeria. It is so hypocritical of General Obasanjo to accuse anyone else of jeopardizing “democracy” in Nigeria. First of all, there is nothing like "democracy" in Nigeria; it’s all Obasanjo dictatorship under a one party (PDP) fraudulent rule. Second, General Obasanjo is the one doing all the anti-democratic stuff in Nigeria. Did he not, just last week, order the Military to send a unit to surround and detain some highly placed officials including governors, just because one of his praise-singers called him to do so? In what democratic nation could a President order the nation's Military to do an act as a personal favor in a private matter? None! Only in the dictatorship known as Nigeria. In what democratic government could a President get away with such an order and act? None. But in Nigeria,  everything is predictably turned upside down.  Not only does Obasanjo act as such and get away with it, but then he has the audacity to turn around and accuse other people of actions that would scuttle what he calls democracy in Nigeria.

Not only that, Obasanjo is busily trying to stop a constitutionally legal civil march protesting his fraudulent and inept government. In so doing, he is taking away the constitutional right of citizens to engage in peaceful protest. This is not just anti-democratic, but is downright unconstitutional. He is doing these anti-democratic and unconstitutional things more and more everyday; he has done nothing to correct himself or change his ways, things are getting bad and heating up, and he turns around and tries to blame other people for heating up the system. What a shame! What hypocrisy! What arrogance!  

What about the peoples suffering rather than “living” in Nigeria—how do they respond to Obasanjo’s hypocrisy and his dictatorship? A few have re-echoed the call for a Sovereign National Conference (SNC). Unfortunately, their idea of SNC is self-serving, in their attempt to sound wise and acceptable. Their SNC would merely bring different nations together to forge out a one-Nigeria agenda in the end. Fools that they are. They never learn: the problem with Nigeria is one-Nigeria. How many times will the government change hands, and each time that we have ended up back as one-Nigeria, what has happened? Isn’t it how [one-Nigerianism], in the first place, we got here today? Some others have bought into Obasanjo’s hypocrisy, believing that anybody questioning or protesting Obasanjo’s policies is destabilizing Nigeria, such others having failed to notice or acknowledge that Obasanjo is the one causing all the instability, starting from when he turned into a dictator and later, rigged the elections to perpetuate himself in power—all the while forcing his anti-people policies on the hapless souls living in Nigeria? But, for the most part, the rest of the peoples do nothing, lost in despondency, waiting for something to happen, but not wanting to start that something. They are afraid to lose even what they do not have, for in Nigeria today, under Obasanjo, what can anybody—save for Obasanjo’s cronies—say they really have? Even all that stolen wealth of Obasanjo and his friends will not provide the other major thing that they do not have (and nobody has)—security: personal security and security of property.  

Fellow Biafrans, it is for these reasons that you must be assured that Biafra must be actualized. Nigeria is going nowhere but down, and Biafra is going up, up and up to actualization. The troubles Nigeria faces today are all predictable, and have been predicted a long time ago. The end is predictable, and has been predicted many moons ago: Nigeria down, Biafra up. The Sovereign Nation of Biafra shall be. The Nation of Biafra will be run on sound principles and sound policies fashioned by the people of Biafra, for the sole benefit of Biafra. Never again shall a government lose its reason to be, which is to be an enabling force in the progress, well being and safety of the people, but instead, becoming a nuisance, a huge burden which marginalizes the people while suffocating them. It is only the structure of one-Nigeria that makes the latter possible, and that structure is coming down. fast, like the tumbled statues of dictators all over the world.  

So, what is our role in all this? Many Biafrans are asking for a specific date for this or for that, as if they would give up on Biafra if nothing happens by the end of that day. We want everyone to listen carefully and get this message. Biafra actualization is a process; it is not an event. Biafra actualization is like a journey. Of course, we shall get to the end of the process, to the trip-destination. And, everyone will see it then and know it. In the meantime, as much as we long to lighten the process and shorten the journey, we must be determined to be around and to be doing our part until we reach the final destinationto the end. The best thing we can do is NOT to circulate rumors about this date or that date; the best thing we can do today is to ask ourselves each day if we have done everything we can to help the process and bring the journey’s end closer by one day.  

We have seen encouraging evidence that our Churches are now Biafra-conscious. Gone should be the days when Biafrans build Christian churches all over Nigeria only for Nigeria to assign ownership and leadership of such congregations and church assets to Yoruba personnel. Biafrans contribute to make the Churches wealthy, but the leadership is given to the Yoruba—even here in Diaspora. No more! Our Churches must speak up. The Bible never taught that the people of Israel should remain in Egypt and continue as slaves serving Pharaoh in order to show example of God’s Love. Any persons preaching that Biafrans should continue to stay in servitude to, and live in, Nigeria as a show of Love—any kind of love—are way off: there is no biblical support for that. We are Biafrans; God made us that way, and God likes it that way; such should be the foundation of our religion, no matter what church we go to. We all now have to contribute to our liberation so that we can enjoy what God has already created us as.  

Next, we call on the women of Biafra. You are the descendants of the “Aba Women” who made history in 1928-29 by rebelling against the British—the first time in history, to our knowledge, that women prevailed against colonial Britain. Oh yes, this was a brave act, indeed, because you faced down the British authorities who ordered their Hausa-Fulani soldiers to shoot and kill, and many of you, our dear and brave women, fell that day. How is it that three-quarters of a century later, our women are campaigning for Hausa / Fulani and Yoruba people in Nigeria to lead and subjugate their own sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, and siblings? Granted, many of our men have failed you, but, must you then join the enemy and work for the enemy against your own blood whom you carried in your own womb for nine months and gave birth and succor to? We have Biafra now, so, turn around. See Biafra. See your offspring. Help Biafra. Help us. Shun the enemy, those whose only pleasure is in hating and killing your children and you. Let’s rebuild our own Nation, Biafra

We end tonight by asking you to be vigilant, because if there is cataclysm in Nigeria today, we must be ready and declare Biafra at that time—unfailingly! We must all be ready to insist on Biafra at any moment when Nigeria is overtaken by events. If anyone preaches return to one-Nigeria to you at that time, show him or her to the international border dividing Biafra from Nigeria. God created Biafra and made you Biafrans. That should mean something to you!  

Biafra lives!

That’s the news analysis for the week. Thank you.  


God bless and keep Biafra, and you, until our next broadcast. Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcast continues ( with the summary of the News Analysis in Igbo.  

Ndi Biafra anyi ekele unu.

Nka bu akuko nke anyi na kpo News Analysis si na Voice of Biafra International radio di na Washington DC na ala Amerika na abia ra unu na abali a.  

Na mbido, anyi na ewetara unu okwu si na onu Chineke anyi na asi na Ya agaghi ekwe ka okike nke Ya, nke unu dum bu, la na iyi site nihi ihe ojo ahu ana akpo Nigeria. Chinekwe nekwu si na Nigeria ga anwu, ma na okike nke Chineke, nke bu unu dum, ga diri ri ndu, ma na eri ndu, bie kwa ogologo ndu. Ndi Biafra: okwu nke Chineke bu ihie, bu ru kwa ndu, na nchekube.

Ihe di ojo ka na eme na ala Nigeria ta. Obasanjo na ebo ndi ozo ebubo maka ihe ojo ndi a ni ile ne me na ala Nigeria ta. Ma ile ruo ya anya, i ga ahu na obu Obasanjo na onwe ya bu onye na eweta nsogbu ndi a ni ile. Ihu na na Obasanjo na achi ka owu soso ya nwere ike, ka owu na ani ya nwere ako. Mgbe obula, Obasanjo na eme ihe soro ya. Ochi chi ana akpo “democracy” wu ochi chi ebe ndi mmadu bi na obodo na ekwe ka ta ihe ha choro ime, we e gwa zi e ndi ha zi ga ra na ochi chi, ka ha me ihe ahu ha kwe kotara. Democracy wu kwa ebe ike nke obodo di naka ndi mmadu nwe obodo ahu. Ma unu ahu na ihe na eme na Nigeria: Ike ni ile di na aka soso Obasanjo; o me bi cha la ihe ni ile na Nigeria, ma Obasanjo na tu asi na ebo ndi ozo ebubo na owu ha na acho i me bi democracy.  

Ihe na eme na Nigeria ta atughi anyi anya. Oga na eme gide we ruo mgbe Nigeria ga a da cha, nwu o. Ufo du ndi isi Nigeria na asi na okwe siri ka enwe nzuko “Sovereign National Conference” (SNC) ka ndi mba ni ile bi na ime Nigeria ga a kwuo otu ha ga esi biri. Ma ndi isi ndia na eche na ndi mba ni ile ga ekwe ka ha biri na one-Nigeria. Nka zi ri na ndi isi nde Nigeria enweghi ako na ogugu isi. Ha echefue la na obu one-Nigeria bu ihe bu tere anyi ni ile ihe ojo ndi a, na esem okwu, ke mbge gbo. Anyi ga a nzuko SNC, anyi na aga ebe ahu i ga gwa ha na owu soso Biafra ka anyi choro, na na Biafra ka anyi ga ebi.  

Anyi nwe re obi uto maka ndi uka Chukwu anyi e bido go i kwu okwu Biafra. Cheta kwa nu na obu ndi Biafra na ewu ulo chochi na Nigeria ta, na obu Ndi Biafra na atu utu na chochi, ma eme cha kwa, nde Nigeria na eti nye ndi Yoruba na isi chochi nke nde Biafra wu ru. Odighi mma otu ahu. Nke ozo: cheta kwa nu na Chineke ekweghi ka ndi Israel bi ri na ohu na ala Egypt na Pharaoh. Chineke jiri aka Ya weputa ndi Israel site na la Egypt, zi ga ha na ala okwe re ha nkwa. Otu a ka Chineke siri cho ka Biafra puta naka Nigeria, ga na ala Chineke kere were nye ndi Biafra. Ndi uka Chukwu: me nu ihe ka osi na aga na Bible. Na ekwu si nu okwu Biafra ike mgbe obula.  

Anyi na ario umu nwanyi anyi, umu nwanyi Biafra, aririo, ka ha cheta kwa na ha siri ike, nwe kwa obi siri ike; na ha bu ndi nne anyi ni ile, ndi bu ru anyi na afo ha na ime onwa itoli. Kedi kwa ka ha na aga na enyere ndi Awusa na ndi Yoruba aka ebe ndi a na emegbu anyi, na egbu kwa anyi egbu oge ni ile? Biko kwa nu, oge nke a bu oge nke Biafra. Umu unu bu kwa umu Biafra. Anyi na ario unu ma ka enyerem aka unu, ka anyi we nwe ta Biafra ta ta.  

Umu Biafra: Nigeria mebi e ugbu a, ma obu mgbe obula, cheta kwa na oge ahu, anyi ga aza wa Biafra, ozugbo ozugbo. Anyi enweghi ike i la achi na Nigeria. Na oge ahu, anyi ekwere la na Biafra; anyi aghola Biafra. Otua ka Chineke me re ya.  

Biafra ga adi! Biafra ga di riri.  

Chukwu dube na gozie Biafra, na gi kwa.    


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