This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For January 4, 2008
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
We start the New Year with reminders and re-statements of significant events past and present and future—events which validate our progress in the pursuit of the fulfillment of our real destiny, Biafra actualization / Biafra, a destiny which itself has a destiny with the this year, the Year of our Lord, 2008.
First, we remind you of the previously announced traditional Wake and Burial Ceremony of Ezinne Ugochi Monica Uwazurike, “Oriaku Egwu,” scheduled for Saturday, January 19, 2008, in Okwe, Imo, Biafra. As you all know, this event is not just about the Uwazurike family / kin loss and grieving. Already, Nigeria’s leaders are trying to hijack it and turn it into a sort of “Nigerian Martyr” event, to use it as propaganda for their one-Nigeria. Well, that’s how high the stakes are for desperate Nigeria—shameless Nigeria trying to use the very same tragedy it inflicted on us to promote its ugly, murderous self. So, let’s all wake up: as we condole and console the Uwazurike clan, we must keep in mind at all times that this is a Biafra Event: Ezinne Uwazurike is the contemporary Mother of Biafra. Every aspect of her death and her life touches Biafra and is touched by Biafra; the circumstances surrounding her last days on earth, down to this very funeral event itself, are all screaming, “Biafra.” Essentially, this is a Biafra event: we need to take it as such, and act as such, too. January 19 2008: remember! Support. Act. It’s all about Biafra: Ezinne Uwazurike is the quintessential Biafran and Biafran Mother.
Second, we remind you all that each one of us should know by heart the title of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution, “61/295” of September 12 / 13, 2007 (the title of the supporting Document is “A/61/L.67”). Follow the links below for content and details.
This Resolution is the UN’s stand on the Right of Ethnic / Indigenous Nations to Self Determination: by an overwhelming majority, the UN says, Yes: it is a Right of such Nations, and Yes, the UN supports such a Right. This Resolution is the UN’s answer to those who might wonder about the International legality and implications of our drive for our own Self Determination. The pursuit of Self Determination is legal, and it is legally acceptable to the UN. In passing this Resolution, the UN has given all the support it can give as an organization—and it is the only genuine support of the kind that the UN is in a position to give. The rest is up to us—it’s really entirely up to us: let no one expect more from the UN, nor expect that the UN should actualize Biafra for us. The UN has done its part; the rest is up to us. This year, 2008, we step out to bat—for those who have been holding back; those already in the struggle draw fresh courage and are recharged to win the prize, Biafra, this year, 2008.
Third, and speaking of Nigeria’s anti-Biafra propaganda, let us not forget that Nigeria, knowing full well that it has no chance of keeping Biafra any longer, has launched a vicious disinformation and misinformation campaign against Biafra and against Biafran organizations and Biafran leaders, using paid media, paid agents, and paid individuals. In many cases, these Nigerian paid parties are Biafran in origin. Lies published in this scheme of Nigeria’s include the most ridiculous claim by Nigeria that Ralph Uwazurike has joined some political party of Nigeria. What a shame for Nigeria! We have always known that there is no low to which Nigeria could not descend. When you hear such deceit on the part of Nigeria, ignore it; yet, be “en-couraged” by it because such only signifies how much more desperate Nigeria has become; such validates that depravity and moral delinquency by which Nigeria is known, and for which we have left Nigeria. Never forget this as we live the year, 2008.
Fourth, recall that Nigeria’s anti-Biafra policies and acts are so open and public nowadays that there is no doubt at all that Nigeria understands that Biafra is gone for good. All Nigeria can do now, and is quite busy doing, is to try to “pepper” Biafra by first continuing to forcefully control Biafra’s resources, then, taking and using these Biafran resources outside of Biafraland, for the sole purpose of denying Biafra but also, improving and enriching the rest of Nigeria. Property belonging to Biafrans found outside Biafraland, in Nigeria, is now being systemically destroyed by Nigeria, and its Biafran property owners maliciously dispossessed by Nigeria. And, Nigeria is doing so in mockery of Biafra and with reckless abandon. Therefore, know you this 2008 that that which once held you back by force has tired itself out and its evil grip loosened forever. Let us then continue to walk away, without looking back in fear, without fear, to our Biafra, in this year of our Lord, 2008.
We thus start the New Year with these reminders and re-statements of these significant events past, current and future: these events validate progress already made by us in the pursuit of the fulfillment of our only destiny, Biafra actualization / Biafra, a destiny which itself has its destiny with this year, the Year of our Lord, 2008.
And, remember, that this year must see, must bring about the release of all our MASSOB brethren in Nigeria’s jails, including Uchenna Madu.
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.
Na mbido afo ohuru 2008, anyi choro ka unu buru na obi ihe ndi ufodu mere, na e me, na ihe ga e me mgbe di na ihu, nke gbara anyi aka-ibe na o chicho Biafra anyi na a cho, na o na a ga na ihu, ka afo 2008 wuru afo nweat Biafra ga e nwe isi.
Unu e chefughikwa la ihe gbasara Emume Olili na Iqwa Ezinne Ugochi Monica Uwazurike, “Oriaku Egwu,” nke e yiri na Saturday, January 19, 2008, na Okwe, Imo, ala Biafra. Mara kwa unu na emume ya a wughi chaa ihe diri naani Ralph Uwazurike na ezi-na-ulo ya. Ndu na onwu na oqwuqwa Ezinne metu ru Biafra aka, Biafra e metu kwa ya aka. Na ihi nkea, anyi ga a qwa Ezinne ka Nne Biafra Ukwu, lie ya ka Mama Biafra, nke wu kwa nu ihe o wu, na ezia na ezie. Mgeb anyi na a qwa Ezinne, o wu Biafra ka anyi na e weli elu. Cheta kwa unu nke ahu na afo ya.
Ihe ozo anyi ga na e bu na obi wu na na September 13 2007, ndi UN kwekotara na ndi Mba owula nwere ike i si na ebe ha no puta, were nooro onwe ha, chiwa kwa onwe ha. Biafra so na ndi mba di otua. Nke mere anyi ji a gwa unu ka unu e chefughikwa la na na i cho Biafra, o nweghi iwu uwa anyi wu ndi Biafra dara. Mara kwa unu na o nweghizi nkwado ozo ga e si UN ruo anyi aka nke ka nkea: o nweghi zi ugwo ozo UN ji anyi na ihe gbasara anyi i nweta Biafra. O no zi anyi na aka, o wughi na aka UN. Maka nkea, na afo 2008, anyi ga e buru nweta Biafra na isi nke anyi, bu sie ya ike.
Na oge na ile, na e cheta na aghugho, aruru-ala, aru na njo ndi Nigeria kwadoro i ji merue anyi ahu, na gbue anyi nde Biafra ka di kwa nga ahu. Unu a nu la otu Nigeria siri tuo asi na a si na Uwazurike e sorola otu nde na e me politics na Nigeria, were ugha di otua na a cho i meghari ndi mmadu anya. Chia un ha ochi, maka onye o wula ma na naani Biafra ka obi Uwazurikle no na ya; so-o-so Biafra ka obi anyi no na ya. Ugha ndi ojoo nde Nigeria, o nweghi ebe nke ahu ga a ga na afo ya. Biafra naani ka anyi ma.
O nweghi zi kwa mgbagwoju-anya no na otu Nigeria si e mezi ihe ka Biafra o puchaala a puchaa. Nigeria a naghi zi e zo na otu o si a kpasara Biafra agwa ka Biafra a wughi zi mpamapa Nigeria. Nkea kuzie kwa ra unu na o weela Nigeria anya na Biafra a laa la a laa. Buru kwa unu nkea na obi na afo ya: o wu zi na aka anyi ka odi i nweta Biafra; Nigeria ji ihe nweta, aka e jie la ya, ya a togboro nwata ihe nwata, ka ndi Biafra jiri tuo na ilulu.
Afo ohuru: afo anyi i nweta Biafra; afo Biafra ga e biri! Buru nkea na obi unu dum.
Cheta kwa unu, na umu nne anyi na ile nde MASSOB na nde ndu MASSOB di ka Ucehnna Madu, ndi e ji na mkporo Nigeria, na a ga e weputariri ha na mkporo ahu, na afo ya, na afo 2008.
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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