This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For November 9, 2007
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
The time has come to move boldly to counter with sound principle and confident demeanor any further confusing speak by some Igbo and other Biafrans still claiming that the Igbo are struggling for “a better and fair Nigeria so as to find their place in Nigeria.” If by now any person who thinks and acts as such has not yet learned anything to the contrary, chances are that, like the proverbial “a fool at forty,” he or she will never get it. We all have to stay insistent and consistent to let everyone know and understand that Igbo and other Biafrans are not interested in Nigeria: we want Biafra—only Biafra.
Nigeria has already determined, in any case, the place where it wants Igbo and other Biafrans in Nigeria: slaves, to be raped, humiliated, dispossessed and killed at the whims of their masters; their nation destroyed; their land occupied and destroyed and their resources taken away from them. This is the same place where some Igbo and other Biafran efulefu still clinging to one Nigeria want to beg, crawl and claw their way to hang on to? We say, No way! We are no longer going to live in that hellhole of a place determined and reserved for us by Nigeria, no! We have Biafra now, and we move to Biafra.
Specifically, we want to address the Igbo and other Biafrans in Nigeria’s Political Class. We are Biafrans, not Nigerians. We want Biafra, not Nigeria. These persons can do what Nigeria has selected them to do in Biafraland, and what Nigeria is paying them for (using stolen Biafran money, anyway). They can do all that without making any more statements in trying to please their masters and justify their pay by falsely committing Igbo and other Biafrans by their words, to Nigeria. The majority of Igbo and Biafrans have been saying “’No!’ to Nigeria” since 1966; more so starting from 1999 when MASSOB was formed; even more so today. Besides, there is no chance that Nigeria will believe anyone who claims that the Igbo or other Biafrans are still interested in one-Nigeria, and even then, Nigeria is not about to believe any Igbo or Biafran who makes such a claim, because it knows better. All Igbo and other Biafrans cozying up to Nigeria are already regarded by Nigeria as spineless, money-loving, self-serving sycophants, hypocrites and liars to be treated with utter contempt and unbridled disdain.
In this vein, we are asking all Biafrans who were enthroned by Nigeria to lord it over our people in Biafraland (whether such are stationed in the Muslim Capital of Nigeria, Abuja, or elsewhere, or in Biafraland proper), to desist from neglecting our peoples’ welfare in favor of handing our resources back to Nigeria. Representatives of every part of Nigeria have always concentrated on grabbing the so-called National Cake to feed its own people, at the expense of “what’s-its-name,-Nigeria”; only the Igbo and Biafrans anointed by Nigeria have consistently failed to ask and do what is best for Biafrans. Instead, everyday, they are extremely busy trying to prove that they are Nigerians, shouting until exhaustion that they are Nigerians, claiming in futility that they are Nigerians. Who has ever seen or heard a Northern politician or leader rooting for Nigeria, or trying to justify Nigeria or their Nigerianism? Yoruba? But, leave it to undisciplined, unlearning, ignorant Igbo and other Biafrans to try to prove that they are more Nigerian than those who reap the loot delivered by Nigeria.
From today onwards, do not tolerate any so-called Biafran leader who is not doing everything possible to focus his or her entire energy and resources on what is good for Biafra and Biafrans. Do not tolerate any so-called leaders in our land who are talking about, and or working on, Nigeria’s interests instead of the interests of the people of Biafra. Expose such, point out the crime to them, because such a focus is indeed a true crime—a crime of the worst type—against our own people of Biafra. Teach them where their interest and focus should lie: Biafra and the people of Biafra; and do not relent until they have learned and complied. Their days of criminal collusion with Nigeria and pernicious neglect of our peoples are really over.
These are the days of Biafra, not Nigeria—days of Biafra—and will now remain so forever. That’s what the repeat performance of our masses welcoming Ralph Uwazurike this week, this time, in Owerri, Biafraland, is confirming—what we have always known. There is no record of any such overwhelming popular reception of any leader in the entire region in the history of the area. Ralph Uwazurike and MASSOB, with the full support of our peoples, successfully restarted the Clock of Biafra and maintained it: it’s Biafra Time now, and remains so forever. We are all in this now—thick and fully immersed—we are Biafra. That’s the meaning of Uwazurike’s well-deserved, consistent Majestic “Home-coming” welcome by the peoples of Biafra.
It makes no sense at all for Nigeria to continue to detain MASSOBians in prison without bail and without trial (and we do not recognize Uwazurike’s FURLOUGH as bail); but Nigeria has never been known to make sense, or to understand “sense,” either. It serves no useful purpose—in fact, it only serves Nigeria’s known nefarious purpose—to continue to press useless charges lacking legal merit against our MASSOBians. Finally, we like to remind Nigeria of UN Resolution A/61/295 supporting the right of Ethnic Nations to exercise Self Determination for their people. While Nigeria chews on that, it should release Uchenna Madu and other MASSOB officials and members in Nigeria’s jails, unconditionally.
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 (http://www.biafraland.com/vobi.htm), now with the summary of the News Analysis in Igbo language.
Ndi Biafra, e kele e o-o! Anyi e kele e 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.
Oge e rue la mgbe anyi ga e guzoro gwa ndi Igbo na ndi Biafra ndi efulefu ka na a gaari na e kwu na ihe ndi Igbo ndi Biafra na a cho wu “i mezi Nigeria ka Nigeria nabata ndi Igbo ndi Biafra na ime Nigeria”—oge e rue la i gwa ha—na o wu ugha na nkwughie onu ka ha na e kwu; na echiche na omume ha a wughi echiche na omume ndi Igbo na ndi Biafra. Ndi Igbo, ndi Biafra choro naani otu ihe, nke wu “Biafra.” Anyi e nweghizi efe i che ihe gbasara Nigeria; naani Biafra ka anyi na e che uche ya, na na a cho.
Ndi Igbo na ndi Biafra ndi ozo na e gwu Politics ojoo Nigeria wu ndi o kasi na isi i na e kwughie onu otua. O wu zi oru anyi ndi Biafra i gwa ha na ha e mekaghitakwala kwuo na ndi Igbo ma o wu ndi Biafra choro Nigeria ma owu choro i dozi Nigeria ozo. Anya ndi Biafra di na so-o-so Biafra; onye Biafra ka choro Nigeria gawazie na Nigeria dashia Nigeria onwe ya; ma ya a kpotughi kwala aha Biafra na okwu aru na omume aru di otu ahu. Unu kuzie ra ndi efulefu nkuzi ya.
Na otu aka ahu kwa, anyi si ndi Biafra na ha e kweghi kwa la ka ndi Biafra ndi Nigeria tinyere na ochichi aru Nigeria, ka ha were ihe ndi Biafra were ga na e mezi Nigeria, mgbe o nweghi ihe bara uru ha mere la ndi Biafra. Unu gbochie ndi efulefu ya i na e kwu maka mmezi Nigeria kama ha ga na e me ihe ka e mezie ala Biafra na mezie ndi Biafra bi na ime ya. Ndi Awusa na ndi Yoruba e nweghi efe i che ihe gbasara Nigeria: naani ihe ga a diri ndi Awusa mma na ihe ga a diri ndi Yoruba mma ka ndi Yoruba na ndi Awusa na e che, na e me, oge na ile. Hapuru ya ndi efulefu Igbo na efulefu Biafra i buru Nigeria na isi ha—ebe Nigeria a choghi di ha na mbu—ma ha e chefuo ala Biafra ha, na umunna ha. Umu Biafra, unu e kweghi kwa la ka ndia mee otua ozo. So-o-so Biafra na mmezi Biafra na oha Biafra ka obi ha kwesiri i di na ya.
Lee kwa unu ozo otu ndi Biafra bi na Owere (Owerri) jiri nabata Ralph Uwazurike, onye isi MASSOB, na igwe mmadu buru ibu nke a hughi bee udi igwe mmadu di otu ahu biara i duta / i nabata onye owula mbu. O wu kwa nu otua ahu ka ndi Biafra ji e kwu na i cho Biafra wu ihe ziri e zi, na Biafra wu nke anyi; ha na e kwu kwa na anyi kwadoro MASSOB na onye isi ha, na anyi kwu ha na azu, kwuru kwa ha na akuku. Ndewo, Uwazurike na MASSOB na ndi oha na igwe Biafra! Biafra a wu go nke anyi.
O nweghi uru o barala Nigeria ma owu onye o wula ka Nigeria ka jidere Uchenna Madu na ndi ndu na ndi otu MASSOB ndi ozo, na mkporo Nigeria na e kpeghi ha ikpe, e nyeghi ha Bail. O wu kwa nu ihe nzuzu na i nwe obi na akuku diri la Nigeria i me ihe di otua. Nigeria e chefughi kwa la na ndi UN si na obodo owula na ndi mmadu ha nwere ike i cho Self Determination i ji nwere onwe ha, chia kwa onwe ha. O nweghi iwu umu nne anyi na anyi dara na ha na anyi i cho Biafra, nke anyi ga e nwetariri. Nigeria: hapu ndi MASSOB aka, kpoputa chaa ha site na nga Nigeria puta—ugbua.
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!
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