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

For May 29th, 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: Listen, believe, and count on the Word of God.  

We continue to witness ominous events in the ailing and failing evil place known as Nigeria. This is of course to be expected, given the inexorable fate of, and predictable course of events in, Nigeria. Why should we even act surprised?  A few weeks ago, we informed you here that Nigeria will pay a heavy price for any mistreatment and or killing of our people, especially, of MASSOB members, just exactly as Egypt and her Pharaoh suffered when they tried to prevent the people of Israel from leaving Egypt. So it is written, so it is! Pity, General Obasanjo and Nigeria may never know what hit them, how and why. We really do not care: all we are interested in now is to follow the lead and the plan of God for our liberation, Biafra actualization.  

Imagine that Nigeria is now under a dictatorship and autocracy worse than a military regime? General Obasanjo has clearly gone against the so-called constitution of Nigeria, although he is always the first to falsely accuse others of anti-constitutional acts, followed by real threats that are often carried out by his henchmen, otherwise known as the State Security agents, the Police, and the Military. First, he declares a State of Emergency in a state, but without the invitation of the state governor. Then, in the most egregious of unconstitutional acts, he sacks the state governor, of which there is no place, not even in the so-called constitution, where such authority or power is vested on a president of Nigeria. Worst of all, General Obasanjo proceeds to sack the entire elected representatives of the people of that state. If you think that he is done, hang on to your hats! Because, General  Obasanjo next, appoints a military man as Sole Administrator (equivalent to a military governor) of the state, in a country where it was assumed that “democracy” was taking root, and where General Obasanjo himself has only recently arrested many persons for plotting a military coup, the latter considered anathema in modern times in Nigeria! Now, look who is acting like a military head of state, and who is appointing a military governor—in Nigeria! 

General Obasanjo did not stop there, because he also personally and formally warned other state governors that the same fate awaits them if they do not control the violence in their states. This is coming from a man who presides over, and is the head of, PDP party where violence is the order of the day, and broad daylight and brazen murder is tolerated, uninvestigated (because the source is well-known), and un-prosecuted  (because the architects are untouchable party godfathers and stalwarts). This is coming from a man who as so-called president of Nigeria failed to intervene while Sharia was forced on the rest of the peoples living in Nigeria, forced into becoming the law of the land in any state with a substantial Muslim population, all in place of the federal laws and so-called constitution of Nigeria on which such laws are based. And all this was forcefully accomplished by Muslims using killings and murders of innocent non-Muslims living in the North—which translates to mostly Biafrans—burning, looting and destruction of property, intimidation, Fatwa’s, forced evictions, aided by their state governments and protected by the federal government of Nigeria. Yes, General Obasanjo sat there and did nothing; he is now ever so eager to pick on hapless governors for not doing what he himself with all his assumed and usurped power could not do. Is there a worse example of hypocrisy, a term which in this particular case would actually be a compliment—considering that cowardice of the type which typifies bullies would be a more fitting characterization?

While General Obasanjo was taking off his very thin “democratic” veneer and exposing his real self (what everyone already knew was there)—power-hungry egotistic military dictator and autocrat masquerading as a “democrat”—the so-called National Assembly was to also remove any doubts as to what actually that body is. When the so-called Senate and House of Assembly overwhelmingly (all but a brave and knowledgeable few, very few) approved General Obasanjo’s clearly unconstitutional acts, they exposed themselves as ignorant men who had no clue what the constitution says. More to the point, they also validated our characterization of these institutions individually and collectively as a rubber-stamp body for General Obasanjo’s whims and terrible policies. Are these persons the vanguard and protectors of the rule of law based on a constitution? Hardly! Needless to ask if they are the defenders of the peoples: they are only interested in protecting and defending each other when it comes to the perquisites of office and to their share of loot garnered from the coffers of Nigeria. This latter, of course translates to the revenues from the oil money accruing from Biafran oil fields. 

So, we continue to see the clarification of the picture of a hopeless non-entity called Nigeria, a place going to blazes, in the throes of death as it free-falls deeper in the abyss. While this dirge plays on, the so-called leaders of Nigeria carry on with the charade, and maintain the sham, pretending that nothing is wrong, as they wring and reap personal benefits from the deteriorating conditions, with shameless glee.  

Fellow Biafrans: it is within the context if this gloomy background that we ask: what else are we waiting for? The time has come for us to stand up and say, No! to any further molestation by this system, this structure. The time has come for us to stand up together and declare, “Don’t kill us any more” and “Don’t harass us any more.”  because Nigeria does not have anything positive to offer, anything worth waiting around for; and we all know it—they all know it. It’s time to call together all those in the governance structure of the present dispensation, to point out to them that we can see that the sick Nigeria is near death, and will in fact die in a matter of time. Let us reason with them some: why would they want to kill us all, like the fly that has poor counsel which ends up following the corpse into the grave, there to be buried too? Why are they forcing us all to die with Nigeria? 

We urge our Church leaders and their congregations; all remaining men and women of goodwill and wisdom, all our youth, our students, our traders, our business men and women, MASSOB, all organizations including Ohaneze and the Igbo National Assembly in Biafraland, our elite and other professionals—we urge you all—to assemble all those in the governance structure today and talk sense into them, and compel them to see how sick Nigeria is, and where it is going; to show them that we can and should take care of ourselves, and that we have a solution and a future, called Biafra. They still have Biafran blood in them: we can reach them all. But if they pay a deaf ear to our appeal, then spare no effort in condemning and shaming them, day and night, using the factual record of their poor stewardship—or no stewardship at all—and their ample record of causing misery, suffering and death for our people; in invoking “ogu” and our ancestral spirits, and our God; and we should not relent until they all quit.  

Fellow Biafrans: it is time for Biafra. It is time to formally belong to that which was formally created by God, the same God that created us Biafrans, because:  

Biafra lives: by God’s doing and God’s pleasure.

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 Language.

Ndi Biafra anyi ekele unu.  

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

Na mbido, anyi na ewetara unu okwu si na onu Chineke anyi na asi na Ya agaghi ekwe ka okike Ya, nke unu dum bu, la na iyi site na ihi ihe ojo ahu ana akpo Nigeria. Chineke nekwu si na Nigeria ga anwu, ma na okike nke Chineke, nke bu unu dum, ga adi ndu, ma na eri kwa ndu, bie kwa ogologo ndu. Nde Biafra: Ge unu nti; kwe re kwa unu na okwu Chineke.  

Anyi na atu ilu lu si na “Nkita si na anya ka ya ji na ele nwata nhuru ogwu, maka ma ya agboghi agbo, ya anyua anyuo.“  Anyi na ha ele Nigeria na ihe na ile na eme ebe ahu ugbua. Ihe owula nke ga aputa na ime ogbaahara nke na eme ebe ahu ga a diri anyi mma maka oga enyere anyi aka i nweta Biafra. Cheta kwa unu na izu abua gara aga anyi gwara unu na Chineke anyi ga eme Obasanjo na nde Nigeria ihe Ya mere Pharaoh na ala Egypt mgbe ha na emegbu umu Israel, na acho kwa ikwusi ha i pu na ala Egypt, otu Obasanjo na Nigeria na emegbu anyi ndi Biafra, na acho kwa i kwusi anyi i pu na Nigeria, iga nwere onwe anyi na na achi kwa onwe anyi. Ta, we re kwa anya gi le wa nsogbu na mkpotu na onwu da kwasiri nde Nigeria ugbu a.  

Unu ahu na otu Obasanjo jiri zi na ya wu onye ochi chi ojo o, onye ochi chi ekwensu, onye mme bi iwu na omenala na ala Nigeria. Obasanjo na achi kwa ka ndi Ami, nde ji egbe na bombu na eme ka onye owu la me ihe ha choro, ma oziri ezi ma ozighi ezi. Onweghi kwa mbge iwu ikwu ana akpo Constitution, iwu onye owula kwesiri i so na Nigeria—onweghi mgbe o jiri nye Obasanjo ike ichupu nde governor, ma Obasanjo eme la otu ahu, we re ga chuo governor ndi Plateau state, chuo kwa ndi na ano chita anya ndi mmadu ndi Plateau, nde ha zi gara ka ha ga chi wa ha. Obasanjo we re zie ga ti nye onye Ami na isi na ochichi ndi Plateau. Ma,  cheta kwa unu na owu Obasanjo wu onye na ekwu mgbe na ile na ndi Ami ekwesigi ibia chia na Nigeria ozo.  

Ndi National Assembly, ma obu ndi House of Assembly. ma obu nde Senate kwa doro ihe ojo o a na ile Obasanjo mere, na echefu na Obasanjo da ra iwu ikwu a anyi na ekwu okuwu ya, da sie kwa ya ike; na na echefu kwa na owu oru ha, ndi National Assembly, ihu na onye President, Obasanjo, ga esoro iwu ikwu a na iwu ndi ozo na ala Nigeria. Otu a, ndi a ezila na ha amaghi ihe ha na eme, na ha enweghi ako, na ha no na akpa Obasanjo, na ha wu umu boyi-boyi Obasanjo. Otu a ka ihe si na emebi mgbe obu la na ala Nigeria.  

Nka mere ka anyi ji na agwa nde di na ochichi na ala Biafra ka ha chegharia, ka ha we re ire ha rhe eze ha, hu na Nigeria na anwu anwu. Anyi na agwa ha ka ha emekwa la ka anyi di ka ijiji nke ahu nke enweghi onye na adu ya ezigbo ndum odu, nke mere ka ya soro ozu ba a na ala ili. Anyi na akpo ndi isi Church, na ndi na ga Church, umu nwoke na umu nwayi anyi na ile, umu okorobia na umu agbobia anyi, ndi na eje akwuko, ndi na azu ahia na ndi na eme business, na ndi guru oke akwukwo, MASSOB, ndi Igbo National Assembly, Ohaneze, ndi otu Biafra owula, ndi Biafra na ile—anyi na agwa ha ka ha ga kpoko ndi na ile ndi no na ochichi na ala Biafra ta, ma ndi governor, ka ha gwa ndi ya na oge eruo la mgbe ha ga etii isi ha na echiche ha na ihe mbasara Biafra na otu anyi ga esi azoputa nde Biafra na aka ojo o nke Nigeria, nke na aga na ala ili ya. Anyi ga agwa ha ka ha bido ugbua me be ihe na ile obula ha kwesiri ime ka ewe zota ndi Biafra. Anyi ga agwa ha na onwegi kwa ihe obula ozo nke ga azoputa ndi Igbo na ndi Biafra karia kwa inweta Biafra. Otu a ka Chineke anyi na Onwe Ya siri cho ya.  

Ndi Biafra: anyi nwere okwukwe na ndi ya ga anu olu anyi na ndumodu anyi maka ha wu obara Biafra. Ha ga echeghari, bido ru wa oru Biafra. Ma owu ru na anyi agwasia ha ihe ndi ya  na ile ma ha ka na eme ka ha ji eme ugbu a, anyi ga eguzoro oto mbge obula, na oge obula, na agwa ha ihe ojo o na ile ha ne eme anyi, jiri ogu na ofo chuwa ha, jiri mmuo ndi ochie anyi na achu ha, na na ewelite kwa omume ha na ihu Chiukwu. Anyi ga eguzoro oto na asi kwa ha na anyi enweghi ike ikwe ka ha na emegbu anyi ma obu na enye anyi mmekpa ahu na na akpari anyi ka ha siri me na oge gara aga. Chineke na Onwe Ya kere anyi ndi Biafra, nye kwa anyi Biafra; anyi agaghi ekwe ka nwa nke mmadu nara anyi ngozi Chineke jiri aka Ya nye anyi.  

Biafra ga adi! Biafra ga di riri. Biafra adi go!  

Ndewo nu!  

Chukwu dube na gozie Biafra, na gi kwa.   


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