This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For July 25, 2008
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
On August 28, 2008, almost exactly one month from today, all Biafrans will participate in a General Strike against the oppressive Nigerian regime which is occupying and exploiting Biafraland and at the same time, humiliating, injuring and killing our people. On August 28 this year, and following that date, we will thusly say No! forever to the Disease and Evil known as Nigeria. It is necessary that we do this, and that we comply with it and with subsequent actions, to the letter.
Why must we? The obvious reason is that we are Biafrans, and that we have a God-given Right of sovereignty, and God-given Right to be and to run our own Independent Nation of Biafra. We have a divine and Moral right to get out of a political relationship that has always been designed to cheat us and to annihilate us as a people and as a nation. We have a divine and solemn duty to save ourselves as individuals and as a collectivity, from certain destruction and certain death which are inevitable, and now, practically imminent, should we remain slave-bound to Nigeria, a comatose and dying structure and entity. Even the UN has now come to recognize the right of ethnic nations to Self Determination—the right of ethnic nations to manage their own political, social and other affairs by themselves, independent of whatever State they originally belonged in. In taking full part in this General Strike, we demonstrate our non-cooperation with the pernicious and genocidal government of Nigeria; we are continuing to exercise our right to act in self-defense, our right to act for our own survival. For only Sovereign Independent Biafra can guarantee us our individual and collective civil liberties, our State and social securities, and rescue us from an exploited slave-type status while rekindling and preserving a hopeful and bright future for our people and nation.
Besides, and in addition to, this and other obvious reasons, we urge you to look around you at what is going on in Nigeria. You will continue to see (and experience) a frightening “business-as-usual” mien therein. It is like witnessing a dying patient in agony who happily continues to do all those things that brought his illness and misery upon him in the first place; a dying patient who knows why he is dying, is in awful pain, and understands that he has one good chance to in fact be cured, but giddily rushes down the same path of his own hurt and destruction. …Without let and without remorse: meaning, in practical terms, that there is no hope at all for redemption—that, is the frightening part: “no hope.” When we “see” this, the only reasonable and sane remaining question is, how fast can we leave moribund Nigeria to its own fate? This is why we must support all efforts to leave Nigeria now and establish our own healthy nation of sane people. This is why we must join in the General Strike against Nigeria.
Look around you at what is going on in Nigeria today. Start at the very top. You have a usurper “leading” Nigeria, who stole the last so-called elections; yet, he claims that he respects the law even as he defends his theft. He says he is fighting corruption, but his lead-wife is reported to be walking the same corruption-path as previous power and material mongers of Nigeria, while he strictly avoids investigating obvious corrupt figures. He can’t fix the national roads, the national waterways or the national airways of Nigeria; nor can he fix the national power generation-supply lack problem. When he catches catarrh (common cold or nasal congestion), he flies to Germany for treatment, and then, tries to justify that absurdity with the stupid excuse that his medical records are in Germany—as if medical records cannot be transferred. His staff and fellow political miscreants fly overseas if they should as much as scratch a polished fingernail—all of them, all of it, at the expense of public funds and public-service time, and for more than what it would cost to support and maintain a decent Public Health system and encourage the private healthcare sector. Completely inept, all he can do is to invite the US and the UK to come in with their armies and kill Biafrans in the Niger Delta for the Oil. Then, his ruling Political Party wants to reward him: the PDP wants to implement a plan for Nigeria—a single seven-year term for Nigeria’s Presidents—starting of course with Yar’Adua. How convenient! You know that what PDP wants in Nigeria PDP gets or takes, without question and without challenge, from a comatose or politically dead population.
Speaking of Yar’Adua’s administration, you read how one of his ministers took a bloated entourage of seventy-five women to a UN World Women’s event, just so that she could defend to a world rolling in laughter, her stupid, insensitive “nudity bill” about jailing Nigerian women depending on how much of their bellybutton or breasts are showing. Typical of Yar’Adua, his administration and Nigeria, she failed to understand that Nigerian women for the most part are more likely to go naked due to inability to afford clothes; that Nigerian women are getting sickened because they cannot afford to launder what few clothing they own—either because of no spare clothes, no spare change, or no spare water—clean or dirty. And, she would squander that much money and time to exhibit her (not just insensitivity and ignorance, but more of) insanity to the world: that’s typical Nigerian style; that’s “vintage Nigeria,” for you. Keep in mind that in the past ten years, there has been no single bill from Nigeria’s legislation or executive branch designed to benefit the general population; the few bills, to be counted on the fingers of one hand, being mostly for further enriching the tiny subclass of politicians and other corrupt individuals, their families and cronies.
Keep looking around: oh, don’t think that Nigeria’s madness is localized in Abuja and personalized in Yar’Adua alone: it is a general malaise afflicting the entire geospace. You will see so-called (Nigerian) governors in Biafraland supporting Nigeria Police by purchasing and providing it with equipment to use and kill Biafrans without offense and without trial. You will read stupid Igbo-Biafrans still asking for an additional Igbo State as a show of “equity” in their claim of one-Nigeria. You will see the Nigeria’s political class in Igboland / Biafraland plotting impeachments if their demand for more money and more property (blackmail) is not met. But you will not be able to, no matter how hard you look, find any single act by this class that provides benefit or succor for our people, even given the amount of money they take (usually all of it) out of the public till. You will find communities in Biafraland instigated against one another, taking up arms to shed the blood of their own kith and kin. You will find Igbo and other Biafran elite claiming one-Nigeria even when there is no reason to do so, making such great fools of themselves to an incredulous world, considering that no one in their right minds would want to have anything to do with Nigeria, let alone Nigeria’s record and Nigeria’s rotting image. Some Igbo and other Biafrans still flock to PDP, a party which constitutes the political instrument of Nigeria’s oppression and subjugation of Biafra. A few Igbo / Biafrans even go as far as publicly harassing and molesting MASSOB members and turning them over to the Nigeria Police eagerly looking to kill members of MASSOB.
As part of this evil “business as usual,” these brethren of ours, members of the MASSOB, are still being mistreated and abused in Nigeria’s jails weeks after Nigeria says it has granted them bail where bail conditions deliberately set too high by Nigeria cannot be met. They are: Samuel Onwuka, Jude Onuasoanya, Sunday Mmadubuike, Chima Okafor, Richard Oko, Isaac Obi, Sunday Agudike, Uchenna Onuegbe, Anayo Nwali, Chukwudi Dennis, Arinze Obodozie, Oko Uru, Emeka Ugwu, and Uchenna Madu, the Information Director of MASSOB..
Fellow Biafrans: we shall not die or be destroyed with Nigeria. We shall not die or be destroyed in Nigeria. We won’t let Nigeria’s business-as-usual practice victimize us any more or determine our destiny. That’s why we must make the August 28 2008 General Strike and what follows, a resounding and lasting success. Biafra’s Independence and Sovereignty is our goal, and we will have it.
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 (http://www.biafraland.com/vobi.htm) now continues in Igbo, one of the Biafran languages.
Ndi Biafra, ekele e o-o! Anyi e kelee 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.
Na ubochi August 28 2008, anyi dum ga e soro gbaa General Strike nde Biafra kporo na ime Nigeria; soro kwa mee ihe ndi ozo ga e so ya na azu maka i ji nweta Biafra. Mmegbu, mmekpa-ahu na ogbugbu Nigeria na e gbu anyi ndi Biafra ga a kwusi riri; i gba Strike ya wu otu uzo na ihe anyi ga e me i ji kwusi aru ya Nigeria na e me anyi, maka omume nkea na a tu aka na nweta Biafra.
Kedu ihe mere anyi ji e nwetariri Biafra? Biafra wu ihe anyi; Biafra wu nke anyi; Biafra wu ike anyi. Chineke keere ala Biafra; were kwa kee anyi tinye anyi na ime ala Biafra. Chineke nyere anyi Ndu, choo kwa anyi ndu. Anyi e nweghi ike i kwe ka ajoo Nigeria nara anyi ihe Chineke jiri aka Ya nye anyi. Ma o-wughi-la-di ndi uwa na onwe ha e kwere kwa la na ndi mba o wula nwere ike i si na ebe Obodo ha no puta, bia nwere onwe ha, chiwa kwa onwe ha, wuru Obodo ohuru nke onwe ha: ndi UN dere ya e de na akwukwo ha.
E wepugodi nkea, ihe ozo o jiri wu ru na anyi ga e nwetariri Biafra wu na nzuzu na njo na wuru-wuru Nigeria ka na e mekwa taa. Site na onye isi Nigeria taa gbadawa ala, gi lee anya, gi ahu kwa na iberibe na “a mutaghi a muta” Nigeria ka siri ike taa. Ma Yar’Adua zuru election Nigeria, ma party ya, PDP, zutara la ya election ahu, ma nde si na ha na e gwu politics na Nigeria, ma nde guru oke akwukwo na nde oke amam-ihe na Nigeria—ha ncha—na a kpa agwa ka ndi kpuru isi, ndi nti siri. Nde, na ime ha, ndi iwhoriwho ya, si ala Igbo / ala Biafra. Ha na ile na e megide Biafra, na o nweghi ihe anyi mere ha, naani na anyi choro Ndu mgbe ha na Nigeria, otu ukwu ya di na ala ili ya, choro anyi ndi Biafra onwu; anyi na a cho, na na e so uzo ziri ezi na oganaihu na odimma nde Biafra, mgbe ha na Nigeria ka na a cho ka ha gbaa anyi ohu. Biafra wu naani otu osisa anyi saara ha—anyi ga e nwetariri Biafra.
Lee nu otu umunne anyi ndi MASSOB ka no kwa na mkporo Nigeria, mgbe Nigeria si na ya nyere ha Bail, nke aka umunne anyi e nweghi ike i ru. O wu ihea—udi mmegbu ya—anyi na e kwu okwu ya. Aha ha wu: Samuel Onwuka, Jude Onuasoanya, Sunday Mmadubuike, Chima Okafor, Richard Oko, Issac Obi, Sunday Agudike, Uchenna Onuegbe, Anayo Nwali, Chukwudi Dennis, Arinze Obodozie, Oko Uru, Emeka Ugwu, na Uchenna Madu, otu onye ndu MASSOB.. Nweta Biafra ga a zoputa ha—na anyi.
Umu Biafra: Maka ihe ndia na ile, mgbe ubochi ahu ruru—August 28, anyi na ile ga e so mee General Strike na ime Nigeria. O gwula otua, na i me ihe ndi ozo na e so ya na azu, ga e wetara anyi Biafra. Anyi ga a gba Strike ya, gba sie ya ike.
Biafra: biri kwa! ka Chineke siri kee gi.
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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