This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For May 2, 2008
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
We must keep emphasizing the fact that we are Biafrans, and not Nigerians, because, that is Truth. We must continue to differentiate ourselves from Nigeria, because we are not Nigerians: we are really Biafrans. Though we have been ensnared in Nigeria by the witchy web of political circumstances of the colonial and post-colonial order, we retain our Nature and Heritage, even as we struggle to free ourselves from such a corrupting cocoon: as to this liberation-agenda, we must and will succeed. Though we find ourselves penciled forcefully together merely by the current reckless map of Nigeria, we have come to understand that our uniqueness—our “Biafra-ness”—cannot and will not be erased with the crayons of the map-maker. Nay! We are Biafrans, Biafrans to the core; nothing is going to change that. That is our confidence, an assurance based on self-evident Divine fiat. That is what gives our tormentors constant bellyache, headache and total body ache. Let us count on this, while our enemies fret and stew.
To ensure that we do not forget, we will remind all of us now of the highlights of the profile of Nigeria, a failed State—rather, a failed “wannabe” state, and the typical Nigerian, a failed human being pretending that he is still alive. Today, Nigeria is ruled by a sick man, continuing the trend of rule of Nigeria by sick persons: some were sick of just the body, like Yar’Adua; others are sick of mind like Babangida; yet some sick in the head like Gowon, and others sick in the head, spirit and body, like Abacha. Other rulers of Nigeria were globally sick—sick in the head, sick in mind, and spirit; sick in soul and in body altogether: such as the well known sociopath, Aremu Obasanjo, and the incorrigible psychopath, Theophilus Danjuma. None of these rulers were chosen by the peoples of Nigeria, all having made their way fraudulently to Nigeria’s evil and twisted throne and foisting themselves over hapless, feckless Nigerians by brazen antidemocratic means. As such, Nigeria’s profile is a wicked place where each successive so-called governance scores unimaginably worse than the previous one; “unimaginably,” because no one believed that there was any remaining way in which things could get worse.
Hence, if the sick upstart, Yar’Adua, manages to complete his stolen stint as Nigeria’s ruler, the picture will fit right—perfectly—into the profile: he is already performing (and will continue to perform) so badly that Obasanjo, the currently most reprehensible hypocritical power-money glutton and egomaniac on the continent, will soon begin to smell like an Angel. That’s if one can only imagine what and how new stink can make old stench smell “some better”: in the real world, it is impossible; but in Nigeria, this is the norm. If Yar’Adua lasts, no one in Nigeria will remember how “satanic” Obasanjo and his government before Yar’Adua were, because things will surely have gotten worse with Yar’Adua where once none thought it possible that anything could get worse than with Obasanjo. For example, remember Abacha? Abacha’s perverted excesses have now paled so much in comparison with Obasanjo’s pernicious megalomania that Nigerians are beginning to either not mention Abacha at all or consider him “god-send”—if you can fathom that—next to Obasanjo. So, we say: “As it was in the beginning for Nigeria, so it is now, and so it will continue to be for Nigeria for all times”—rotten, stinking dead.
Nothing matches the sickness of Nigeria’s leaders and Nigeria itself better than the illness of those who call themselves Nigerians. The typical Nigerian of this ilk would never risk anything to challenge the sick (and in addition, criminally sick) leadership who usurp power and foist themselves over the former. Thus, the average Nigerian watches one sick ruler after another parade himself in the dirty palace of Nigeria’s sick arena. The rulers do nothing good for the people, while doing plenty for their own selves; the rulers solve no problems afflicting the peoples, even while solving their own personal greed for money, greed for power and greed for “status.” The average Nigerian watches and neither lifts a finger nor raises a voice to at least intone, “This is wrong,” never mind summoning the courage to actually perform an act against such tyranny. Not that he, the average Nigerian, has anything more to lose, anyway; but, whatever nothing he believes he still possesses, he clings on to like sap to insect, all the while, closing his eyes to opportunities to escape his predicament just because a little effort might be asked for and required on his part.
So it is that the typical Nigerian runs around as if the burden of interminable rotten governance of / in Nigeria has little effect on him; and hence, prances about as if nothing can be required of him by way of fixing this awful system. He prefers to talk seriously about the problems of Nigeria only rarely or not at all; and even rarer, to do something concrete about it. In this “See-no-evil-hear-no-evil-challenge-no-evil…” mien, the typical Nigerian—unbelievably—actually prides himself very much, and incredibly, even expects to be patted on the back.
It is for these reasons that the world loathes Nigeria and the Nigerian bragsters and all those pretending to exude patriotism or nationalism for Nigeria. The profile of Nigeria painted for the world, seen and experienced by the world, is that of a hollow broken noisy drum hurtling down the side of a precipice; crouched inside this drum is the typical Nigerian, frozen in fear, sporting a monkey-ish grin of pretence of satisfaction, “all is well with Nigeria…” The world sees in the typical Nigerian a veritable disgrace to humanity, one unwilling to challenge one’s worsening conditions, which conditions, even when at their best, were unbearable and unacceptable to start with, conditions which mock human dignity in every way. The world sees the typical Nigerian as useless to humanity, one who would rather be assimilated, willingly, by evil, than make any effort at all to purchase salvation for himself and his family, no matter how little or even symbolic such act may be. Disdain. Disrespect. Loathe. Inconsequential. “Nobody.” Irredeemable. Coward. So sayeth the world, regarding Nigerians.
Fellow Biafrans: Nigeria and Nigerians deserve this ugly profile which they have created, nurtured and preserved for themselves. But, we are not Nigerians, and we shall not allow such to infect our Nation of Biafra and her people. We have a vibrant populace with vibrant future and prospects. We have aspiring humanity in Biafra looking, ready, capable and working really hard to go to the ends of the universe with the best the world can offer. We need to get out from Nigeria and put a clear defining wall between us and Nigeria, lest the world do the unthinkable—continue to lump us together with Nigeria. We need to do so, now: we must have Biafra.
Biafra is our answer. Biafra is the answer. Biafra is the Profile—our Profile. Act like Biafrans. Live like Biafrans. Die like Biafrans.
We continue to note that our fellow-Biafrans and MASSOB members such as Uchenna Madu, his fellow MASSOB officials, and other MASSOB rank-and-file, remain in Nigeria’s jails without trial and without bail. As for the jail / bail status for Uwazurike, the Leader of MASSOB himself, this remains unclear. We deal with the forces of Darkness when we deal with Nigeria; yet, Light has always overcome darkness: we shall prevail over Nigeria; we shall obtain their freedom from Nigeria’s dungeons.
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 (VOBI) Radio, di na Washington DC, na ala America, na a bia ra unu na abali a.
Gbaa unu mbo na oge na ile na i zi na anyi wu nde Biafra—anyi a wughi ndi Nigeria. Na anyi ka huru onwe anyi na ime Nigeria taa a wughi na anyi wu ndi Nigeria: mba. Naani ndi Biafra ka anyi wu, maka otua ka Chineke jiri aka Ya onwe Ya mee ya—kee anyi.
Mara kwa unu na onye lee Nigeria anya taa, so-o-so ihe onye ahu ga a hu wu ebe ndi isi Nigeria na a ria ajoo oria, ebe onye no na isi ugbua na a ria karia oria ojoo onye isi nke ikpo-azu ria ra. Ma Gowon, Babangida, Abacha, Danjuma na Obasanjo, ma Yar’Adua—ha dum: ma o wughi oria nke ahu, ya a wuru oria ishi, oria obi, ya na oria mmuo, ka ha ncha na a ria. Nigeria dika ulo-oria ebe nde ndu ya wu ndi oria na a ria.
Oria nke ndi ka na a si na hu wu ndi Nigeria a karia la oria nke Nigeria na onwe ya. Kedu ihe anyi ga a kpo oria onye huru ihe na e me na ime Nigeira na ihe ndi isi Nigeria na a ria, ma onye ahu ka na kwa e tu onwe ya “onye Nigeria”? Akaghila-aka mgbe o nweghi ike di onye ahu i kwu eziokwu (nke wu na ihe na e me na Nigeria wu ihe e zighi-ezi), ma o wu i welita aka na obi lusi njo Nigeria ogu? Nde kporo onwe ha ndi Nigeria, naani ihe ha na e me wu i kwuso ngeahu, o nweghi ihe ha na e me, mgbe Nigeria na e re ka anu nwuru a nwu, na a sha eze na ochi ka enwe.
Mara kwa unu na Uwa na e le Nigeria na ndi si na ha wu ndi Nigeria anya ka ndi a kagburu a kagbu; ndi a gaghi a gunye na mmadu maka ha a choghi i nyere onwe ha ma o wu ndi ozo aka i si na njo dika ajoo Nigeria puta, ka ha ji otua zota di onwe ha, zoputa ndi ozo. Uwa kporo ha—Nigeria na ndi Nigeria—“aturu.”
Ma, Biafra e nweghi ike i di otua. Ndi Biafra a gaghi a kpa agwa ka ndi Nigeria. Ndi Biafra a gaghi e kwe ka Uwa lee anyi anya otu o si e le Nigeria. Anyi wu ndi a goziri a gozi, ndi nwere ogugu-isi; ndi oru na uru ya masiri a masi—nde Biafra ka anyi wu. Ka anyi kpaa kwa nu agwa ka ndi Biafra.
Anyi a gaghi nu e chefu na ufodu umu Biafra ndi MASSOB ka no na mkporo Nigeria, umunne anyi di ka Uchenna Madu na ndi ndu MASSOB ibe ya ndi ozo, na umu otu MASSOB ndi ozo, ma Uwazurike, onye isi MASSOB kwa. Anyi ga e me ihe o wula kwesiri i me ka e weputa ha na ala-mmuo wu Nigeria na ajoo nkporo ya.
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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