This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For February 11th, 2006
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
Check for yourself the pattern of events happening in Nigeria today, and you will continue to see why there is no hope for Nigeria, no hope at all in Nigeria, and no hope for you as a person or as a group in Nigeria. That’s why Biafra is a must, because only in Biafra can you / we get a fresh start with a manageable population-size and landmass, fresh motivation, residual goodwill and fortitude to re-align our lives in the way God created us, instead of on-going mire in fraud and corruption, in lies and hypocrisy; in greed and lust after money, in wickedness and quarrelsomeness, all of which describe life (or lack thereof) in Nigeria today. Yes, Biafra is the real and only practical alternative.
Consider that seven years into so-called democracy in Nigeria, with a supposed civilian at the head of Nigerian affairs, nothing still works right in Nigeria; instead, things get worse by the day. As if that is not bad enough; the ruling class (Obasanjo mostly), claims that there are improvements and progress, convincing its members enough in this delusion to actually scheme and plan on extending Obasanjo’s term with the reason of “defending and protecting” these phantom gains. For example, the pattern of electric power supply in Nigeria has, if anything, worsened during this period, and one can go days without even one solid hour of uninterrupted power. There is no improvement in the availability of drinking water either; in fact, the situation is worse; with the result that even cooking and bathing and simple practices of self-care and hygiene are impaired quite severely.
Air transportation is a deadly gamble; Road transportation is even a deadlier gamble, Water transportation is a huge gamble, while Rail transportation cannot even be gambled at all: it is non-existent in Nigeria. With decaying or nonexistent infrastructure and poor labor and work ethics, industrial production is at its lowest—that is, if one can find the industries at all, in the first place. Unemployment is skyrocketing, as youths and able-bodied work force languish, idle and despondent, in the streets and in crowded homes. Yet, Obasanjo and his administration and sycophants claim that the economy of Nigeria is improving.
Education as a program no longer exists. Teachers are not paid. Curricula are not developed and implemented. Schools no longer exist, except on paper, or for expensive Private and Mission institutions, many personally owned by wealthy elements of the ruling class, the source of their wealth obviously suspect. Prospective students—our youth—are thusly denied the opportunity for education. The Public Healthcare sector has collapsed, as medical care becomes chancy and sloppy and dicey, given that the infrastructure, supplies, opportunity, expertise and basic support are glaringly lacking. All this, while Obasanjo scampers around the world, prancing with delusional pride about Nigeria being a “Power” or the “Giant” of Africa.
But, in the media and in the political arena and political marketplaces, all you hear about is Obasanjo‘s unconstitutional third term ambitions. Or, the impeachment of one governor or another. Or, another PDP inane, incredibly insane, illegal, or fraudulent and brazenly unconstitutional act. Or, new political parties being formed and old ones disintegrating. Or, the EFCC being let lose on another “enemy” of Obasanjo (which means, anyone not supporting his unconstitutional third term schemes). Or Obasanjo’s hypocritical preachments; or the words and voices of his sycophants. No one is talking about the disappeared basic needs and necessities of the common peoples suffering in Nigeria—dire deficiencies and stark delinquencies as mentioned above—and their restoration and rehabilitation; there must be at least one million of such masses of common peoples for every ten persons of the ruling and political class feeding from the exclusive “golden,” forbidden (to the masses) trough who are thusly exploiting the situation for their own selfish benefit.
And the brunt of all this is borne disproportionately by the Igbo and other Biafrans since the on-going anti-Igbo anti-Biafran policy of Nigeria has been retained and serviced religiously by Nigeria. You can see that at work in the unjust abduction and imprisonment of Ralph Uwazurike and other MASSOB members who seek with us our right of self determination, employing strictly non-violent means. Compounding this situation is the collusion with the tormenting policies by few Igbo efulefu thus revealing the stupidity and insensitivity of Igbo members of the political and elite class, and their societies / organizations. The fools want to protect their catch of the crumbs falling off Obasanjo’s table, or are positioning themselves for such crumbs; fools, because they refuse to see that Obasanjo and Nigeria’s “table” is possible only because of Igbo and Biafra’s resources; fools, because they refuse to see that those who feed on crumbs only eat their own dignity and self-respect.
Because of these conditions, we are determined that once we actualize Biafra, we shall and must make sure that it is the people of Biafra, not the political class or elite, who drive and control the governance agenda of Biafra, so we will never have the situation of a runaway political and elite class whose only interest is in sustaining their class and status, with absolutely no care or sensitivity whatsoever towards the needs of those who voted them into power. In Biafra, we shall not tolerate nor accept nor institute any form of governance structure which fails to place the people in the centerpiece and also, fabric, of governance. It becomes a civic responsibility and a moral duty, as well as a constitutional requirement that the people of Biafra shall participate directly, fully and meaningfully in their own governance and government.
This enabling environment then allows us in Biafra to place as priority the provision of adequate potable water for all our peoples by using wells, boreholes, water reclamation / storage and distribution by piping or truck-delivery, as soon as Biafra is actualized. Uninterrupted power delivery to both industry and the home will also be a top priority; allowing us to power, among other institutions, hospitals and clinics in order to resuscitate them and get them to function as normal and modern facilities. These actions generate employment which generates taxes which will be used to sustain the changes and improvements while at the same time providing job opportunities for our people.
Our plan in Biafra, for Biafra, is to build a modern functional Nation responsive to the needs of the people for both sustenance and excellence, a Nation that commands deserved respect and pride of citizenship as a result of what that Nation is and how that Nation is. That Nation is the Biafra of our goal, the Biafra of our vision: so help us God!
Biafra alive! Biafra is the answer. 2006 brings us Biafra actualized—Amen. For, God makes it so.
That’s the News Analysis for the week.
God bless and keep Biafra, and you, until our next broadcast. Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcast continues (http://www.biafraland.com/vobi.htm), now with the summary of the News Analysis in Igbo language.
Ndi Biafra, ekele e o-o! Anyi e kelee unu.
Nkea wu akuko nke anyi na a kpo News Analysis si na Voice of Biafra International Radio, di na Washington DC, na ala America, na a bia ra unu na abali a.
Lee kwanu ihe ojoo na a dakwasi Nigeria oge na ile ugbua, jiri nke ahu mara na o nweghi otu Nigeria ga e si a kwu: o wu so-o-so ahuhu, odida na onwu wu ihe na e che Nigeria taa na echi. Na ihi nkea, anyi ga e nwetariri Biafra, ebe ndu anyi ga a di, ebe ndu anyi ga a bara anyi uru, bakwara ndi mmadu na ile uru.
O mee la afo asaa kemgbe Obasanjo biara o chichi Nigeria. Kemgbe ahu, naani mmekpa-ahu na ihe ojoo na onwu wu ihe diri ndi mmadu bi na ime Nigeria. Oku electric a dighi; mmiri a na a ňu aňu a dighi. Uzo-ala a dighi; Uzo-ugbo-elu a jokasiala; Uzo-train a noghizi kwa ozo; Uzo-mmiri e nweghi isi ncha-ncha. Naani ahuhu ka ndi mmadu na a ta na ime Nigeria taa na echi.
Oru adighi; i gu akwukwo na Ulo-akwukwo a dighizi; Ulo-ogwu a dighi, nke mere ka oria obula na e me ire, na e gbu si ndi mmadu ka okuko. Kama, ihe a na a nu si na onu Obasanjo na ndi na e gwu politics ibe ya, wu na ihe na a gara ndi mmadu bi na ime Nigeria nkeoma. Ha wu ndi ugha, ndi aghugho ndi ihere a naghi e me.
Mana i ta ahuhu ndi Igbo ndi Biafra no na ime Nigeria puru iche, maka Obasanjo na ndi otu ya na ndi efulefu ufodu ndi Igbo mara uma na a gba ndi Igbo ndi Biafra oso na anya na obodo Nigeria. Lee nu otu ha jiri jide Ralph Uwazurike na umu nne anyi ndi MASSOB ndi ozo na nga kemgbe na ile, na o nweghikwa nu ihe ha mere kariakwa na ha na a cho Biafra, nke wu ihe anyi wu ndi Biafra na a cho kwa. Otu ihe siri diri na Nigeria na otu Nigeria si na a kpaari ndi Igbo ndi Biafra na ime Nigeria, kedu kwanu ihe nwere ike i me ka anyi hafu nchota Biafra? O nweghi! Anyi choo ndu, o wu naani na ime Biafra ka anyi ga a chota ya.
Mgbe Biafra kwuru, na a chi onwe ya, noro onwe ya, anyi ga e kwe onwe anyi nkwa na o wu naezi na Oha Biafra ga e ji aka ya ghoputa ndi ga a no na ochichi na Biafra, ma ochichi Biafra ga a noriri na aka Oha Biafra, o wughi na aka ndi ahu aghoputara i gara obodo anyi Biafra ozi. Anyi ga a ruzi uzo owula—ma owu nke ugbo-elu, nke miri, nke train ma o wu nke ala—anyi ga a ruzi uzo dum, gbuo kwa uzo ohuru na ebe o ga e nyere anyi wu ndi Biafra aka.
Na obodo Biafra, anyi ga e me ka oku eletrik ruo ulo-oru na ulo-obibi ndi mmadu. Anyi ga e weta mmiri na ebe o wula ndi mmadu mere obibi ha, ma o wu site na i gwu Well ma o wu borehole ma o wu pump mmiri—anyi ga e me ya, ka ndi Biafra a wughi kwa la ndi mmiri ko ro. Anyi ga e wu School na University, kwuo kwa ndi Nkuzi ezigbo ugwo, tinye umu Biafra na ile nga ahu, ka ha gaa mmuta akwukwo, na efu, na akwughi ugwo-akwukwo. Anyi ga a ru otutu Ulo-ogwu, nwee kwa ndi dokita a zuru nkeoma, jiri otua leziwa ahu-idi-mma ndi Biafra anya; chufu Oria, gwoo Oria di iche iche.
Na i me ka okwu di mkpirikpi, obodo anyi—Obodo Biafra—ga a pu iche maka ihe-di-mma na ile anyi ga e me na ya; jiri otua na a gbara Chineke anyi akaibe maka onyinye na ngosi na ihu-oma O nyere anyi wu ndi Biafra.
Biafra, ndu gi! Biafra, ndu gi!! Biafra, ndu gi!!!—na ndu anyi kwa. Maka Chineke nonyere la gi—nonyere kwa ra anyi!
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