This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For February 1, 2008
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
There is in fact no sign that anything will change for the better for our people and the plight of our Nation, Biafra, a Nation which is being blundered and annihilated by Nigeria. We have never really expected any betterment, and have consistently predicted—correctly—that things can only get worse as long as we find ourselves in Nigeria.
You need not be reminded, but allow us, any way, to reveal the picture of things as they are, presently moving from worst to “worst-er.” Let us take Nigeria itself. You can see that its so-called leaders have no program of progress for the peoples. Listen to them talk and read their newspapers. You will hear the same rubbish from, about and or by, the likes of tired Ali and Obasanjo, or is it Atiku and Babangida? Yar’Adua is totally overwhelmed and lost, but he will be propped up there by his fellow-Northerners who claim without challenge that they are “born to rule Nigeria.” Such arrant nonsense! Those who surround Yar’Adua are the same persons from the Obasanjo clique, same persons who draw from Abacha’s circle, same persons who continued from Babangida’s gang. They maintain the same dark dynasty of the unenlightened who found official outing in the Gowon coup of July 1966. These are misfits who cannot even deliver basic amenities like drinkable water for the common peoples of Nigeria, while they enrich themselves and their families stupendously using stolen public funds. These are the most hypocritical sociopaths in the world, preaching one thing in public and doing the exact opposite—even in public, at the same time. They claim they love one-Nigeria (remember Obasanjo?), but they have done everything possible to prove that what they love is not one-Nigeria, but the cover such an aberration provides them as they methodically target and annihilate one segment of the population while shoring up their personal dynasties.
We will ask you to recall, that back in 2003, right after that charade called Nigeria’s elections, we warned you all not to count on 2007 elections being any better, because it had already been rigged. Many did not take us serious, or continued in their drunken illusion that there was a new opportunity for political and social progress for Nigeria come the next elections. 2007 proved them wrong—again; we were correct, again. Today, there is a huge transition looming ahead for Nigeria: cancellation of the lies called 2007 elections, or the retention of the thieves who stole the elections in the first place. Today, we will warn you again: it is suicidal to think that either outcome by itself will result in opportunities for Nigeria doing or being better. Already, the likes of the shameless Ali and Obasanjo and their PDP election “riggernauts” are busy implementing plans to either intimidate the Electoral Tribunals into submission, or, in the event of cancellation, to rig any new or future elections. This is how they do it: they are doing it now, and we can predict with certainty that they have already succeeded, should Nigeria go bumbling down that route. The point is this: Nigeria’s fate is fixed—Nigeria is doomed, and the acts of Nigerians all confirm this unavoidable destiny and only compete to contribute to Nigeria’s preprogrammed downfall. There is no future for Nigeria.
Where there is no future for Nigeria, there is even less of a future for us Biafrans at all in staying in Nigeria. We remind you that Nigeria has not stopped spitting fire and injecting venom into the body and heart of Biafra. Sadly, there are some errant prominent Biafrans who are still carrying on today like they do not understand how lethal Nigeria has been to us, is to us. We remind you of the activities of such as Ken Nnamani who has continued to support PDP even today. We remind you of the utterances of Peter Obi in his gratuitous support of one-Nigeria, even as he works hand-in-hand with the Nigerian Military and the Nigeria Police in the ongoing brutalization of our people. Orji Uzor Kalu, another of that ilk, may have covered his spots a little, but like a tiger, cannot change them: he is still for one-Nigeria, and is still a member of a notorious Northern Nigeria Caliphate, as he proudly reminded us all of last year. Some other persons in this category say one thing today in support of Biafra, and then, the next day, they are seen publicly celebrating in the company of the murderers of our people and toasting one-Nigeria. Sitting and living in our midst, therefore, are unrepentant, unrepented one-Nigerianists.
These are all signs that Nigeria will never change for the better; least of all, change for the better for Biafrans. Therefore, there is no reason left for anyone among us to hesitate to join us in doing the only thing one can do who is already marked for death and has already received serious killer-blows. We have to take a stand—and where we had before, reinforce that stand—now that we have had enough. We have had enough. Enough! Next, we have to fight back. Fight back! And, we must keep on fighting back until we beat back the opposition, until we get the enemy out of our system. Until we kick the enemy out of our lives.
Uwazurike, the leader of MASSOB, and MASSOB have taught us another way to fight. They have shown us how to fight, not like one ignorant or afraid of the consequences, but as one who knows precisely the consequences of not acting and at the same time, the consequences of acting, along with the attendant fears, yet remains undaunted in his/her resolve. Thus, unjustly and unconscionably locked up in jail, MASSOB members, including Uchenna Madu and other MASSOB officials, have waged this fight right there where they are at, even in Nigeria’s jails. Together, Uwazurike and MASSOB have shown us the worst enemy of all—our own selves and our own fears—and how to deal with such fears.
Uwazurike and MASSOB have shown us what this fight is about: it is about ourselves, not really about Nigeria. Uwazurike and MASSOB have shown us who to fight and how to fight this fight. Now, when we join or rejoin Uwazurike and MASSOB in Biafra liberation and actualization, let us be clear that it is our own fears, first and foremost, that we conquer—and we will conquer such fears. When we make a move, this time, there is no looking back because there is nothing of worth back there; there will be no stopping because there is no rest-stop…Until we are finally free. Free of our fears. Free of Nigeria.
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.
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O nweghi uru o bara i na e chetara unu na Nigeria a nwu chaala a nwuo; na o nweghi ihe ozo foro nga ahu a na a kpo Nigeria. O nweghi uru o bara i cheta ra unu na uche Nigeria wu ya i gbu si Biafra na nde oha Biafra e gbu, tupu ya wu Nigeria a gaa na ala-ili ya.
Ma, o di mkpa na anyi ga e cheta ra riri unu ihe ndea na ile. Anyi na a gwa unu ka unu lee kwa ihe na e me na Nigeria taa, jiri nkea mara na o nweghi otu nzoputa ji a biara Nigeria. O wu kwa Obasanjo, Babangida, Ali, Atiku na otu ndi ojoo ha du ru Nigeria a ga ala-mmuo, wu otu nde ka na e du Nigeria taa, o’kw’ya? Lee nu unu Yar’Adua—o nwere ihe no ya na isi di ka ogugu-isi nke onye ndu kwesiri i nwe o wuru ma o choro i chi ndi mmadu? Mba. A ka na e kwu na a ga a kagbu election ojoo Nigeria nke 2007, ma nde PDP naha a kwado la i ji ike jide ochichi Nigeria, ma o wu i ji aghugho were zuru election a ga e me o wuru ma a kabguo nke ojoo e mere e me—a si godu na o wu uzo-ojoo ya ka Nigeria ga a ga. Nkea zi kwa unu na i ga na iru a noghi na akara-aka Nigeria: mba!
Ka anyi chetera unu na anyi ka nwere nde Biafra ndi efulefu ndi obi ha ka no na one-Nigeria—ndi di ka Peter Obi na Orji Kalu, na Ken Nnamani; ma o wu ndi ozo ndi na a kpoku Biafra taa, ma echi, ha na ndi one-Nigeria a na e ri na a ñuri. Gi gbakoo chaa ihea, ga a hu na onye na e che na Nigeria ga a di mma, ma o wu na e che mgbe Nigeria ga a di mma—bia zie bia diri ndi Biafra mma—onye ahu wu onye ishi, onye nti, onye iwhoriwho. Uche onye o wula nwere ako ugbua na a la na ihe anyi ga e me i ji zoputa onwe anyi, site Nigeria putara onwe anyi.
Ralph Uwazurike, onye isi MASSOB, na ndi MASSOB, a kuzie ra la anyi otu uzo anyi ga e ji a lu ogu i ji nweta Biafra, jiri otu ahu si na ime Nigeria puta. Uchenna Madu na ndi MASSOB ndi ozo ka no na mkporo ndi Nigeria, na kwa a kuziri anyi otu ihe ahu, na e zi anyi ako. Mara kwa unu na ihe anyi mutara na aka ha wu na onye iro anyi nke mbu wu kwa nu anyi onwe anyi—ujo di anyi na obi. Ha a kuzierela anyi otu anyi ga e ji nwee mmeri—merie ujo na anyi na obi. Mgbe ahu, anyi e merie kwa Nigeria; Biafra a wuru zie ihe anyi ji na ka.
Umu Biafra: mgbe o ga e su zi ozo, onye e leghila anya na azu; onye e cheghikwala nkwusi; onye a choghila ezum-ike;…rue mgbe anyi ga e ji Biafra na aka abuo anyi. Jikwara kwa unu oo!
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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