This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts


For July 20th 2007


You have heard the news; now, the analysis…


Fellow Biafrans:


For the umpteenth time, the case of Ralph Uwazurike, the Leader of MASSOB, and other MASSOB members unjustly and illegally imprisoned by Obasanjo’s regime, an unconscionable incarceration now continued by Yar’Adua’s illegitimate non-regime of Nigeria—that case—was postponed by the Nigeria’s court handling it. Keep in mind that in less than a couple of months, it will be two years since Uwazurike was arrested and imprisoned by the shameless SSS posing as members of Nigeria’s National Youth Service Corp (NYSC). Note that the SSS posing as members of the NYSC is the equivalent of armed thugs hiding under women’s wrappers to nab an innocent, unarmed victim.


Keep in mind the fact of a previous order and injunction of a competent Nigeria Federal Court forbidding the SSS from arresting Uwazurike being in effect (and still in effect) at the time of arrest and violation of Uwazurike by the same SSS.


Keep in mind that the SSS, in spite of the obviously limitless Resources of State available to it, still used the NYSC as a front to get close to, and arrest, Uwazurike.  Anyone who knows the functions of, and the reason for, NYSC would be shocked at this gratuitous abuse and unconscionable desecration and rape of the spirit of a non-partisan, non-armed institution whose goal is peaceful community service and inter-ethnic National confidence-building and bridge-building carried out by the graduating youth in Nigeria.


Keep in mind that the SSS imprisoned Uwazurike and other MASSOB members and held them incommunicado in SSS’s special torture chambers until world opinion forced SSS to hand them over to the Nigerian Prison system.


Keep in mind that for almost two years now, Nigeria’s courts have yet to decide on Bail—just bail—for Uwazurike et al; the real prosecution of the case has not even started.


Thus, we point out the world-known pattern and profile of lawlessness of Nigeria and its institutions. The SSS is but one prime example; the Nigeria Police is another notorious offender; but, the shameful “Prize For Lawlessness” has got to go to the Nigerian Government itself, and personally, to those who run Nigeria’s administrations, now including Yar’Adua, as Obasanjo immediately before him. Lawlessness is a consistent and endemic trademark of Nigeria, its institutions and its so-called leaders, as Obasanjo and his cronies and his political party, have just proved amply.


We can thus see the futility of expecting Justice or demanding Justice from Nigeria’s system. A system which operates and revels in lawlessness, starting from the top echelons and down to local operatives, does not understand, nor does it allow, Justice. The term and concept of Justice is completely alien to such a system. That is the reality of Nigeria.


Nevertheless, fellow Biafrans, we must continue to demand the unconditional release of Ralph Uwazurike, Uchenna Madu, other MASSOB officials and leadership, and all other members of MASSOB being unjustly held in Nigeria’s prisons. These our MASSOB brethren have committed no crimes. For, the day it becomes a crime to leave a horrible and life-robbing situation in search of an alternative, on that day, the whole of humanity has been condemned to doom and gloom. The day it becomes a crime to leave a completely depressing and hopeless situation for a clear option full of promise and hope, on that day, the whole world is, for sure, damned. The day it becomes a crime to exercise the non-negotiable right of collective self-defense and self-survival, on that day, the world is already dead and finished. It is, however, clear that such a day is not part of the contract and appointment of Humanity: the Imperative of Life and the indomitable Spirit of Humanity does not permit such a day on its calendar.


Uwazurike and MASSOB stand for one thing: Biafra actualization; and their agenda is non-violence. They act on our behalf, and we are in complete support, as well as being full and equal participants in the act of Biafra actualization. We are, in fact, in principle and in deed, MASSOB. Biafra represents the Hope which Nigeria is determined that we should have none of. Biafra represents the triumph of Self-survival and Self-defense over the dark emptiness of death and annihilation—Nigeria’s imposition on us. Biafra is on the side of Life and the Spirit of Humanity wherein the Imperative is life, as opposed to lawless and immoral Nigeria which finds it a crime to seek Hope, a crime to seek Opportunities, and a crime to seek Life.


Everyday Yar’Adua and Obasanjo detain our people in their Nigeria’s prisons, more peoples in the world hear of the case and condemn lawless Nigeria while sympathizing with our case. Each day Uwazurike et al suffer in Nigeria’s jails, more people, even in Nigeria itself, understand and appreciate why a Biafran or an Igbo will choose to leave Nigeria—and agree with us. Each minute Nigeria imposes jail detention as such on Uwazurike et al, more Igbo and more Biafrans are jolted into the awareness that we—Uwazurike, MASSOB, pro-Biafran activists, our masses: we—are on the correct path; and they want to join the movement to actualize Biafra.


Now that those Biafrans sitting on the fence earlier, or in frank opposition to Biafra actualization earlier, are coming to their senses and joining in asking for Uwazurike’s release, we have to press home the point: the cause which Uwazurike fights for is a cause which must be, and will be, taken to successful conclusion. In jail or outside of Nigeria’s jail, the correct path for us is the cause—Biafra actualization. Uwazurike’s mere release from Nigeria’s jails does not make Nigeria any less lawless or any less unjust or any less pernicious for our people: the fact remains that Nigeria is lethal poison for our people, and we are irrevocably committed to leaving Nigeria, bound for Biafra.  It’s Biafra, or, Biafra. Biafra. Biafra. Biafra.


Biafra alive! Because it is God Who makes it so.


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 (, 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.


Unu a hu na wuru-wuru court Nigeria ebe ha yighari la ozo kwa ikpe Ralph Uwazurike na ndi MASSOB ndi ozo nde Obasanjo na Yar’Adua dotara na mkporo ha. Cheta kwa unu na o na ha e ru la  afo abuo kemgbe ha tinyere Uwazurike na Uchenna Madu na ndi MASSOB ndi ozo na mkporo; kemgbe ahu, e kwuchaghi bee ihe gbasara Bail, ka o fo kwa nu ikpe na onwe ya.


Unu e chefughi kwala na ihe na ile Nigeria mere na ihe gbasara mkporo ha turu ndi MASSOB ziri na Nigeria wu obodo odida-iwu—site na isi ruo na odu, o wu naani ida iwu ka Nigeria maara. Ma Obasanjo, ma Yar’Adua, ma ndi SSS, na government aghugho na njo ha, na party ha—naani i da iwu ka ha ma ka e si e me ya.


Ma, o wu kwanu na Nigeria naani ka onye na a gba oso ndu ya, ka onye na a chu onye ahu na a ma onye ahu ikpe maka o na a gbapu site na mmekpa-ahu na mmeru-ahu na onwu, gbaga na uzo ndu ya. Maka ihe anyi na e me na i cho, na na i gawa na, Biafra wu otu ihe ahu: anyi si na ebe a na e gbu anyi na na e mesi anyi ike, ebe nke wu Nigeria, na a gbapu, i gawa Biafra.


O wu otu ihea ka Uwazurike na MASSOB na a cho. O nweghi onye di ndu na uwa nkea ga e kwu ihe ozo na a wughi kwa na o larala MASSOB na ndi Biafra, otu ha ji hapu Nigeria na a cho Biafra.


Yar’Adua na Nigeria ga a hapuriri Uwazurike na umunne anyi ndi MASSOB aka. Anyi na ha ga na a cho Biafra tutu anyi rue, na nweta, Biafra. Na Biafra ka Ndu ga a diri anyi, oga-na-ihu a wuru kwa nke anyi. O nweghi ihe ozo anyi ga na e me: so-o-so i cho Biafra, chota Biafra, bie ndu anyi na ime Biafra.


Biafra: biri kwa!


Biafra, ndu gi! Biafra, ndu gi!! Biafra, ndu gi!!!—na ndu anyi kwa. Maka Chineke nonyere la gi—nonyere kwa ra anyi!


Ndewo unu!



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