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


For March 28, 2008


You have heard the news; now, the analysis…


Fellow Biafrans:


Who would have thought that Obasanjo’s rule of their evil Nigeria would be more evil that that of Abacha before him? Who would have thought that Abacha’s rape of their Nigeria could have been worse than Babangida’s dribbling of Nigeria like a kid’s dirt-ball? Who would have thought that Babangida’s idiocy ruling their Nigeria would have been worse than simpleton Buhari’s lackluster manhandling of their Nigeria? All these things happened in your time—our times; as a matter of record, Obasanjo was still fucking Nigeria only a few short months ago like he does with his unfortunate concubines—even so, he continues to do it to their Nigeria now. So, why are there still people today in their Nigeria who think and act like Yar’Adua is going to do any better than Obasanjo (even though for sure, it wouldn’t take much to be better than Obasanjo)?


Why do we even bother to ask? Well, just to continue to remind you of what we began last week when we brought up major reasons for “Why Biafra?” We want to make sure that you are not one of those who have missed the dots, let alone connect them—properly, to boot. We are not going to take for granted that you haven’t become one of those Nigerians condemned to their self-imposed illusion whereby they believe their own baseless wishful thinking that Yar’Adua is going to misrule Nigeria less, rather than worse, than Obasanjo did. (Note that “more or less ‘misrule’” is the key phrase here.) With the same certainty that Obasanjo revealed the evil which he is made of, unmasked by the equally Evil State, Nigeria, he ravaged, we can tell you that Yar’Adua’s ineptness and crassness is also being laid bare by the same Evil Nigeria which continues to bring out the worst of every human being associated with it—in fact, the worst of anything and everything, living or non-living, related to or relating with that accursed Nigeria. Hence, Nigeria is going nowhere but Hell: there are no living opportunities in Hell.  


In short, we need to get you to remove your dark glasses so that you can see their Nigeria for what it really is, that way you can appreciate Biafra. That way, you can see that in fact, the entire Region has no hope at all but will surely die with Nigeria, in the unimaginable and unlikely “if” that Biafra will not be. Of course, Biafra will be—Biafra is. We need to get you to persuade other Biafrans (and, if they are open to it, doomed Nigerians also), to take off their self-imposed dark glasses so that they may see that the game is up for Nigeria: there is no hope for Nigeria; there is no hope in Nigeria. This makes Biafra the only viable alternative.


How can Nigeria, in any shape or form, be an option? Is it not crazy to assume that a so-called country where Obasanjo still heads their de facto one-Party system and has been conferred with the title of “The Moral Leader” of the party—isn’t it crazy to assume that—such a country could stop sliding into Hades, never mind make any progress, any time soon? Is it not madness to assume that a so-called country where Babangida—yes, that Babangida—lectures the people on Democracy, good governance and Morality, could amount to anything other than rotten? That Babangida, like Obasanjo after him, is still walking around free to enjoy his loot and ill-gotten wealth, then turns around to pontificate to the peoples suffering and dying in Nigeria, is in fact a statement of not how seriously sick Nigeria really is, but of how impossible recovery for  Nigeria has become. Ditto, Theophilus Danjuma and the other monkeys to whom their Nigeria is only a banana to be toyed with.


Thus, we need Biafra, and we have to have Biafra now. The crazed existence under Nigeria becomes a life full of soon-to-be-achieved potential in Biafra. In Biafra, the people will suffer no fools: those who have no business being in governance will not be trying, do-or-die, to rig their way into government, as is done in Nigeria today, because, there are going to be ample opportunities in Biafra for them to find fulfillment elsewhere in their respective fields of expertise or interest. There are going to be plenty of opportunities in Biafra for them to seek education, enlightenment, scholarship and professionalism in their chosen careers, and opportunities for the consequent respect and advancement such bring.


We need Biafra now, and we want Biafra today, not tomorrow. The desperation in Nigeria, the deprivation in Nigeria, which have led our people to do previously unthinkable things in order to just survive another day, will be a thing of the past, come Biafra’s Day. Remember that we are a people whose tradition and custom has always been hardwork, and the rewards accruing there from: that’s Biafra—our Biafran heritage. We never subscribed to the concept of “reaping where one did not sow.” We are not beggars, we are not thieves, we are not brigands, we are not armed robbers, we are not snatchers, these constituting negative and alien dispositions which Nigeria has introduced us to and forced us to live in, and driven us to live as. By our customs and traditions, we are not parasites; we are not sycophants; we are not anyone’s subjects or slaves: we have always been a free and dignified people, respecting all but fearing none, acknowledging all but worshipping no one. That’s Biafra—our Biafran heritage. We are a people who are born with the innate knowledge and cultivation that “what one person can accomplish, another can, too—and more—given interest, adequate attention and effort.” To us, a statement such as “The sky is the limit” is not a mere statement: it is our reality, a way of life. By nature, we know no bounds and respect no boundaries in the arena of human development and achievement, nor are we deterred by any contrary perception or notion: that’s Biafra—our Biafran legacy. Need we remind you again this week how Chinua Achebe aptly described us in his universally popular “Things Fall Apart” [insertion in parenthesis is VOBI’s]:


"Unlike the Hausa-Fulani, the Igboman [Biafran] was unhindered by a weary—that is a Moslem—religion. And unlike the Yoruba, he was unhampered by traditional hierarchies. This kind of creature, fearing neither god nor man was custom made to grasp the opportunities of the white man's dispensation."


We must therefore have Biafra now. Go, tell it to all: we must wake up to our real Biafran nature instead of stew in the latrine called Nigeria. We must live and die Biafrans that we are, instead of merely exist in coma in the rotten toilet called Nigeria. We must have Biafra, if for nothing else, to dissociate ourselves and disengage ourselves from the darkness called Nigeria. Born to shine naturally, as Biafrans, our light must light us up and light up the Region; the entire continent, and the planet, too—now. Such is our Destiny.


While at it, we must always be mindful of the fact that Biafrans, MASSOB members such as Uchenna Madu, other MASSOB officials, and other MASSOB rank-and-file are still in Nigeria’s jails; Uwazurike, the Leader of MASSOB himself, is still not free of Nigeria’s prison. We continue to insist on their unconditional release from Nigeria’s jails; and it is our desire that our ultimate Freedom Land, Biafraland, next be their and our final destination—now.


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, 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 (VOBI) Radio, di na Washington DC, na ala America, na a bia ra unu na abali a.


Onye gara e che na Obasanjo na ochichi ya na Nigeria ha ga a ka njo karia nke Abacha, ma o wu na ajoo ochichi Abacha ga a ka nke Babangida njo, ma o wu na ochichi ala-mmuo Babangda karia nke Buhari njo? Ka anyi gwa kwa unu taa: nwokem’a bu Yar’Adua na ochichi ojoo Nigeria ha ga a kari nke Obasanjo njo.


Gini mere anyi ji e kwu ihea? O wu i me ka unu hu na Nigeria e nweghi isi: o nweghi ebe Nigeria na a ga na a wughi na ala-mmuo. Nke na a gwa anyi na Biafra wu nzota anyi: nzoputa anyi wu sooso na anyi i nweta Biafra.


Biafra ga a kwusi mmeru-ahu Nigeria mere anyi na mmuo na na ahu. Biafra ga e gbochi ajoo ihe dum Nigeria na e me anyi ugbua. Ebe Nigeria na a ga na ala-mmuo, Biafra na e bilite na iwho—Iwho nke Chineke, iwho anyi ga e ji e mezi Biafra na mezie kwa uwa na ile.


I bi na ime Nigeria e mee la anyi ka anyi na e me aru di iche-iche, nke onu e nweghi ike i kwuputa. Ndu anyi na ime Nigeria wu ndu nde a vuru onu, ndu e biri na ogwe nsi. Ma, anyi wu kwa nu umu Chineke, nde O goziri a gozi, nde nwere ugwu, ndi na kwa e nye mmadu ndi ozo ugwu. Anyi wu ndi mara otu e si a ru oru, ru sie ya ike, kpata uru na aku na uba di na ime ya. Nkea wu kwa nu akara-aka anyi. Otua ka anyi di site na mbu, na oge gboo, tutu Nigeria a bia mebisie anyi. O wu Biafra ga e mezu ihe ndia dum na ubochi taa na echi. Biafra ga e mezi ihe Nigeria mebiri. O wu maka nkea ka Biafra—nweta Biafra—jiri diri anyi oke mkpa.


Ga zie unu ugbua ga gwa nde Biafra na ile, ma o wughila di nde Nigeria: Biafra wu ndu anyi. Biafra wu uzo anyi ga e so were puta na oku-mmuo ahu a na a kpo Nigeria. Biafra wu ebe ndu anyi ga a ba uru—baa ra anyi uru, na kwa baa ra Uwa uru. O nweghi ihe e metere ya: Biafra ka anyi ma; Biafra wu nde anyi wu; Biafra ga a diriri.


Anyi na e kwu nkea, anyi na e kwu kwa na umu nne anyi umu Biafra ndi MASSOB no na mkporo Nigeria, nde di ka Uchenna Madu na ndi ndu MASSOB ndi ozo, na umu otu MASSOB ndi ozo, ma Uwazurike, onye isi MASSOB, na a ga a hapurriri ha aka, si na mkporo Nigeria weputa ha. Obi anyi wu na otu mgbe ahu ha putara na mkporo Nigeria, ha a zoba ukwu 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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