This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For November 30, 2007
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
When you look around today and realize that where we, Biafrans, should have been participating in joyful (or at least meaningful) events in life today, we are instead stuck in the cave and darkness called Nigeria, and forced to live therein by Nigeria. Everywhere you look in the world today, people are busy learning, growing, making serious contributions to life, tending to their families—yes, living: like human beings. But here we are stuck in the curse and dense dark fog known as Nigeria while the world passes us by and the life leaves us behind. We must continue our actions to change this forced lot; we must maintain our resolve to get to Biafra so that we can re-join the rest of the sane and progressive world.
In every aspect of formal human endeavor—the Sciences, the Arts, Sociology, Philosophy and others, people all over the world are making progress. People are thinking about the Universe, about Mars and about living on other Planets. People are asking the ultimate question: how did we, humanity, get here, and how do we / should we relate to these surroundings? Yes, people are even thinking about the possibility of cloning the human species, a feat akin to getting the first man on the Moon and back to Earth. Others are thinking about large-scale issues like global weather and global climate and their prediction and control or management, and the current problems attributable to them. But, stuck here and forced under Nigeria, we cannot even say that we “barely exist”—we are worse off than that. We can’t find hope. Opportunities for formal Education and formal Knowledge are stifled by Nigeria. We can’t even find the means and can’t manufacture them—the means to get basic human needs of food, water and security, with any type of consistency. Even animals fare better: they have hope and have territories which they successfully lay claim to, will defend against all odds, or die doing so; animals will never yield their right and freedom to forage for food to feed themselves and their families, and their right and freedom to resist their own destruction. There is no acceptable reason, no conceivable excuse—while we still breathe, or even while we are dead—whatsoever, why a bush-rat should as such have a higher standard of living than we have, a situation made so by our still being found in one-Nigeria. This is clearly an insult to our God, our Creator. We shall never allow this situation to persist: we will complete our journey of escape from the darkness called Nigeria, as we resist Nigeria-Evil, moving to claim and retain our God-given talents as Biafrans in Biafra, therein to find the space to fulfill such talents, our ticket of re-admittance back to a productive and progress world.
While the rest of the world looks forward to this particular Holiday Season of Celebration, of Joy and of Peace, here we are, stuck, enslaved to Nigeria, and although ordinarily richly gifted naturally, we are left with nothing to look forward to other than begging for “dash”—having designed polished and devious ways to beg and get money from others—only to spend the handout as one does who thinks he or she has no future, the latter in fact being exactly accurate: under Nigeria, we have no future. The rest of the time we spend hiding from armed robbers and other robbers of all kinds who forcibly take whatever little that we have, as we pretend on the outside to be “joyful” and “happy” even while the weight of such hypocrisy and lies crushes us visibly. This is what Nigeria has reduced us to: people who have talent but are never to be allowed to show it; people who have energy and are ready to work, but are specifically prevented from employment—except as slaves serving a master’s purpose; people who know how to maintain an environment conducive to security of life and property, stability, honesty, hard-work and merit, but live under occupation by a State Force—the State of Nigeria—which is determined to initiate, encourage, allow and sustain the destruction of our culture and our people of Biafra, out of envy, jealousy, spite, and sheer malice. The first Christmas ever we spend in actualized Biafra as Biafrans will certainly break this hex; that’s what we must look forward to, that’s why we must struggle with more fierceness and determination.
We are like a Warrior whose hands are tied behind him; and legs shackled in chains, with a blindfold thrown over his face, before he is pushed into the bloodied arena of lions and tigers and snakes; while, all the time, being taunted by his detractors. Stuck and mired in this horrifying sideshow by his enemies, he loses time and energy as fellow-warriors elsewhere proceed to claim exploits, conquer and take the Cosmos—all without him. This Warrior must break his shackles, break away, leave the “turkeys” behind, and find his Destiny in the larger Cosmos. That’s what we are, how we are, and what we must do.
Thank Goodness the likes of Ralph Uwazurike and MASSOB are here today to spearhead and sustain our efforts to shatter the bonds used by our enemies to tie us and hold us back. Thank Goodness that neither unjust imprisonment, intimidation, torture, murder, injuries, dispossession, brutality and bestialities perpetrated against Uwazurike and MASSOB and our people, can stop us any longer from getting up and moving out of Nigeria, so that we may enter the glorious land of Biafra, our land, our Promised Land and our only destiny and reality; thus to return to the world, catch up, take our place, and give to the world freely of our proven and abundant talent and resources.
We remind Nigeria and Yar’Adua: Uchenna Madu, the Information Director of MASSOB, all MASSOB members including other MASSOB officials being held in Nigeria’s jails and any others similarly imprisoned by Nigeria, must be released unconditionally. Nigeria has everything it needs in order to release our brethren. A World that now supports the Right of Ethnic Nations to Self Determination formalized as the UN Resolution A/61/L.67 of September 13 2007, is watching. We are watching. Nothing can hold us back from Biafra actualization.
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.
Unu ma kwa ihe ndi ibe anyi na ime uwa na e me? Ha na a ru ugbo-elu di egwu, na ugbo-ala di egwu, ugbo-miri ukwu na ugbo-eluigwe ukwu. Ha na e ziga ugbo puru iche gaa na Onwa nke anyi na e le anya kwu-abali; ha na e ziga ugbo ya puru iche gaa na Kpapkandu nke anyi ji naani anya a hu. Na etiti oshimiri, na ala oshimiri di omimi, o wu ebe ahu ka ndi ibe anyi na ime uwa na a ga, na na e ziga ugbo puru iche nke ha jiri aka ha ruo. Gi gaa na elu gi ahu aka ndi ibe anyi ya; gaa kwa na ala ma o wu na mmiri, ma o wu na eluigwe, gi ahu kwa ha na aka oru ha. Mgbe ndi ibe anyi na e gosi uwa ako-na-uche di otua, na amam-ihe di otua, kedu ihe anyi onwe anyi, ndi Biafra, na e me?
Maka anyi ka no na ime Nigeria, Nigeria na e meghaaria anyi anya, were iberibe Nigeria dokwasi anyi na isi, jiri mkpurum-ishi Nigeria vuo anyi na anya; o wuru zie naani isi-mkpochi Nigeria nyere anyi—maka ihe ojoo ndea Nigeria mere anyi—ndi ibe anyi na uwa a ghapula anyi na azu, anyi a dizie ka nde e nweghi ako-na-uche, e nweghi ogugu-isi, ndi iwhoriwho. Nigeria jiri udoh kee anyi, kegide anyi na ahu ya; otua, mgbe ndi ibe anyi ndi uwa anyi na ha na a gba osondu na a ga na ihu na ihu, o nweghi ebe anyi onwe anyi na aga—so-o-so na azu na azu.
Mara kwa unu, cheta kwa unu na, na mbu, ndi Biafra wu ndi ogugu-isi ha na amam-ihe ha di egwu, nke mere ndi British / ndi ocha jiri rho wa ndi Biafra urho, ujo ndi Biafra a na a tu zi ha wu ndi ocha. Mara kwa unu na o nweghi ihe ndi ocha mere mgbe ahu nke ndi Biafra e nweghi ike ime. Ngwa, le zie nu unu otu Nigeria jiri mee anyi ka anyi wu zi ewu na aturu, ka anyi wu nde mmaaa, mgbe ndi ibe anyi na uwa na e zi ako na nnukwu oru-aka oma dikwa ebube ha.
O wu ihea mere anyi ji e kele Ralph Uwazurike, onye isi MASSOB, na ndi MASSOB na ile otu ha ji e du anyi na a ga na nweta Biafra. Maka o wu naani nweta Biafra wu ihe ga e me ka anyi gbakwuru ndi ibe anyi na uwa. O wu Biafra, na ime Biafra, ka anyi ga e zi onwe anyi na ndi uwa na anyi ka ji ihe ahu Chineke anyi jiri gozie anyi—ogugu-isi, ako-na-uche, na oke amam-ihe, nke anyi wu ndi Biafra ga e ji gbakoo ya na nke ndi ibe anyi, i ji mezie uwa ya, ka uwa anyi wuru ebe di mma, ebe ihe na a ga na ihu. Anyi ga e ji kwa otua mezie onwe anyi, mezie kwa Obodo Biafra.
Maka iheoma na ihe-ziri-ezi MASSOB na e mere anyi na nweta Biafra, anyi ka na e kwu ya, na Nigeria ga e weputariri Uchenna Madu na ndi ndu MASSOB ndi ozo, na umu MASSOB ndi ozo—ndi umu nne anyi ya dum—site na mkporo ojoo 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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