This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International broadcasts
For July 3rd, 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: God has spoken. It is done.
It is with great delight that we note the formal entry and declaration for Biafra by a segment of our Biafran Women, working through MASSOB/BLF. We hereby recognize the women-leaders and architect of this event, the efforts of their membership, and also, all the other women who participated in this event by responding to the call and by attending.
Our beloved Women of Biafra: we do not need to remind you that “there is no such thing as ‘home’ without the maternal figure and / or maternal role.” No home succeeds without the Woman, in literation and or in abstraction. It is with this in mind that we must express our appreciation that now, the Woman-Mother of our collective Home, Biafra, has at last woken up, spoken, and taken up her Divinely assigned role. Biafra surely now lives, and will live forever because her Woman-Mother will always be there and always be active forever, ever taking care of her children and the Biafra Family. Thank you, Women of Biafra, for arising to take up your role and nurture Biafra to health and fulfillment!
Fellow Biafrans: it shouldn’t be counted as too much digression if we remind you here of the Aba Women’s Riot of 1929. It was titled as such by the British; in fact, this audacious action by our brave women took place in most of then-Biafraland. It should be called “Biafra Women…” There and then, our women made history by being the first group of women (to our knowledge) to successfully oppose the policies of the colonial master, Britain, and obtain a policy-reversal. Our women, armed with nothing but sheer courage and numbers, faced off the British and their army. We lost many women—in fact, in one area, the British administrator admitted that they used Hausa-Fulani soldiers because they knew that no Biafran soldier would open fire on Biafran women on command. Yes, many of our women were cut down, on the orders of the British, by the bullets of the same Hausa-Fulani that are are still mowing us down today, 75 years later. Nevertheless, our women prevailed against the might of the British where no other women ever had, and where the rare man could. You see, that tradition has just been reactivated today by this auspicious event by our women declaring for Biafra and joining the struggle officially. We have always known that victory is ours because God has writ it so; now that our women are with us, the day of victory has been brought that much closer.
We trust that the Women of Biafra (WOB) will now carry out a “mop up” operation whereby they get every single woman with any Biafran blood flowing in her veins anywhere on this planet to join in the Biafra actualization drive. This will go a long ways in wiping our tears shed when we saw that the likes of Babangida and Atiku and even Obasanjo were using our own women—literally and beyond—to carry on their anti-Biafran policies and fraudulently cheat Biafrans out of election wins. What will you have but tears to see that our women are used by PDP to carry out PDP agenda; think about it for a moment to fully realize what PDP has done to our Biafran people and to our Biafra land; and to think that our own women helped them! Tears! Tears! Tears! Yes, we wept to discover that our own women served, and served the interests of, those whose hands drip with the blood of their own children—what a shame! Even as we speak, the Babangida-for-2007 campaign has an official and large group of Biafran women as a wing which is actively pushing that Biafran-tormentor’s agenda. Can you imagine that? Campaigning for the persons that have consistently killed, dehumanized and humiliated your own people? How soon do we forget: was it not the same Babangida who single-handedly squashed the publication and implementation of the Oputa Commission findings? Thank God, with the new spirit of the women of Biafra, every single Biafran woman will now come to her senses and shall work for the Biafra agenda.
Our Women of Biafra: let’s not stop there. You must also work on our Youth—your offspring, your pride and joy, your seed who are destined to continue the lineage and heritage. Our youth have been left confused, dazed, demoralized and destitute. Nigeria has denied them education. Nigeria has denied them any chances at all. Nigeria has taken away opportunities which Biafran Youth would’ve snatched up based on merit and and industry. Remember: your children did not, and have not asked Nigeria to guarantee them anything; all they wanted and all they have inherited from you as a trait, is to be left alone to do their thing, to succeed on their own merits and hard work. But what did Nigeria do? Out of envy for your children’s abilities and capabilities, and out of fear of your children’s potent capabilities, Nigeria actively sought out and destroyed the schools, the industries and the infrastructure needed to support life and achievement for your children. When your children went out and constructed their own such infrastructure, Nigeria opposed them or destroyed such infrastructure, and made sure that they would never be rebuilt. It did not matter if this was in Biafraland, as it was most of the time, or outside Biafraland. Not satisfied with that, Nigeria turned around and started taunting and killing your children. Now, you must console Biafra’s Youth, and you must instill hope in them with the assurance that Biafra actualization shall be accomplished, if for nothing else, to save them. Advise them to be MASSOB, because we are all MASSOB. And, do not forget to teach the babies and our little children growing up that we are Biafrans, with a distinctive history and a spectacular destiny to be consummated in and as the Sovereign Nation of Biafra within their lifetime—within our own lifetime.
Do not forget those of your husbands and in-laws who are presently being lukewarm about Biafra; they must be made to understand that Biafra is the only answer. Do not forget especially those who are benefiting immensely as the elite-slaves in Nigeria’s slave house, on the payroll of slave masters. Ask them: “Do you understand that when a slave works as a slave because he feels that he has no other options, but fails to make adequate plans for the eventual emancipation of his offspring, by failing to inspire the offspring about freedom, such a slave has also enslaved his lineage for ever?” A word is enough for the wise.
Our Women of Biafra: remain focused on Biafra from now on; and remain blessed because through you, God’s Promise regarding Biafra is being fulfilled.
Biafra lives, because you live! That’s the way God wants it..
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 (http://www.biafraland.com/vobi.htm) with the summary of the News Analysis in Igbo language
Ndi Biafra anyi ekele unu.
Nke a 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 o 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: Chineke ekwu e la: otu a ga odi.
Obi di anyi uto nke ukwu ma ka umu nwa anyi ndi Biafra nde anyi na akpo “Women of Biafra” e me e la nzuko ukwu umu nwayi na Enugu na izu abuo gara aga ebe ha kwuru na anyi na ile wu ndi Biafra, na umu nwanyi anyi kwadoro Biafra. Ha kwu kwara na anyi na ile wu ndi MASSOB, na anyi ga na enye re MASSOB aka oge na ile ma ka MASSOB na aru oru Biafra. Umu nwanyi anyi ndi Biafra kele kwara MASSOB/BLF na onye isi ha, Ralph Uwazurike, ma ka ihe na ile MASSOB/BLF na eme re ndi Biafra. Ha kele kwara ndi Biafra Foundation (BF) ma ka oru BF na aru na aha Biafra.
Anyi na eji oghere a na asi anyi dum ka anyi cheta kwa na umu nwanyi Biafra wu ndi nwere obi sieke nke ukwu u; ndi gosi ri ndi British na uwa na ile ike umu nwanyi ndi Biafra, na afo 1929. Owu na afo ahu ka “Aba Women’s Riot” me re, ebe umu nwanyi anyi ju ru iwu na tacsi ndi British ji ri ike na acho i nara ndi Biafra. Ndi British ji ri ndi solja nde Awusa we e gbagbuo ufodu umu nwanyi anyi na oge a ma ka ha gara ngaari iwe a. Ma na nka a emeghi ha bu umu nwanyi anyi ka ha kwusi ihe ha na eme. Ndi British wu ndi kwusi ri tacsi na iwu ojo o ha na ihi ihe umu nwanyi Biafra me re na oge ahu. Umu nwanyi anyi ndi Biafra we re otu ahu merie ndi Biritish. Onweghi ebe ozo ma obu mbge ozo ndi nwanyi meri ri ndi British na uwa na ile—nke anyi ma.
Umu nwanyi Biafra si ri ike. Anyi na ario ha ka ha we re obi na onyinye Biafra a ga nye umu nwanyi na ile ndi Biafra. Ma ka onwere umu nwanyi ndi Biafra ndi ozo ndi na akwador ndi Awusa na Obasanjo na PDP, na echefu na ndi ya na ile wu ndi na emegbu umu Biafra oge na ile; ndi na egbu ndi MASSOB na ndi Biafra ndi ozo oge na ile; ndi na achi ndi Biafa ochi oge na ile. Owu kwa nu ihe aru na onye mere gi na umu gi ihe ojo o di otu a, ma gi na aga akwado ya, na aruru ya oru. Biko nu, umu nwanyi Biafra: unu ga enyere anyi aka hu na ihe di otu a kwusiri akwusi. Obi umu nwanyi anyi kwesiri iwu otu—oga a wu otu—gbasara Biafra. Anyi na ile wu ndi Biafra--so oso Biafra!
Anyi na atu kwa anya na umu nwanyi anyi Biafra ga na agwa umu ha na ile ihe gbasara Biafra oge na ile, na akowara ha na Biafra wu obodo Chineke gozi ri agozi; na umu Biafra wu umu Chukwu goziri nke ukwu. Bi ko unu, kuziere umu unu na anyi wu ndi Biafra: anyi awughi nde Nigeria. Anyi ma na otutu umu nwoke Biafra ndi bu ndi di unu na umu unu ma obu kwa nna unu nwere ezigbo okwa nke ndi Nigeria nyere ha. Duo o kwa unu ha odu si ha echefu kwa la na owu ohu ndi Nigeria ka ha wu; na owu oru ohu ka ha na aru ru Nigeria, na okwa ohu ka ha ji. Ha echefu kwa la oge owula na ha wu ndi Biafra; na ha kwesiri ime ihe obula kwesiri omume inyere umu ha na ezi na ulo ha aka izoputa ha na ohu Nigeria, ka ha ga a bi ri na ala oma Biafra nke Chineke kwadoro la ha.
Biafra ga adi! Biafra ga di riri. Biafra adigo! Ma ka otu a ka Chineke anyi siri cho ya.
Chukwu dube na gozie Biafra, na gi kwa.
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