This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For August 1, 2008
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
As you must have noticed, each day, things get worse in Nigeria. By implication, things are also getting worse in our land, Biafraland, because of the leprous hold that Nigeria has on our land and our people. Crimes previously unthinkable in our culture and in our land, Biafraland, have become an everyday occurrence as a result of desperation in awfully bloody desperate times, caused by the twin curse of pernicious occupation of Biafra by Nigeria, and the determination of Nigeria to strangulate Biafra directly and indirectly.
Now that the breadth and depth of such criminal activity has caught the Biafran elite, Biafran professionals, Biafrans in Nigeria’s political class, Biafrans serving Nigeria in significant positions, and even Biafrans in Diaspora, in its web, this subgroup of Biafrans is running scared. As is obvious, it is this same subgroup which has been responsible for the only remaining support for one-Nigeria among our people—as a matter of fact, this is the only group of people who most vociferously support one-Nigeria in the entire region. The Ooduans are getting what they want out of Nigeria without acting like, or claiming, great patriots of Nigeria—or caring, for that matter. The Arewans are exploiting the heck out of Nigeria and taking everything they want or like, for themselves, and destroying the rest—and they have stated clearly that they are the Nation of Islam, with no concept of loyalty to one-Nigeria, except to defend it as a massive source of easy loot. As such, it is this subgroup of Biafrans who are continuing to carry, as their own, the rotting flag of one-Nigeria still dripping with Biafran blood. And, it is this group that now tastes the sour and bitter stew which Nigeria has forced our people to swallow, all this time, with the former’s help.
We trust that the Biafrans in these groups—the elite, intelligentsia, Nigeria political class and Diaspora—will understand their problem and understand their plight; that they can realize why they are now victims of the conditions which they have helped subject our people—their own people—to, by their foolhardy support of one-Nigeria. We trust that they can stop denying that what they suffer now is the consequence of their actions in supporting one-Nigeria; that they can stop denying what the real solution is, which is the actualization of Biafra. We trust that they will now stop denying the right course of action, which is to instead, support their own people and nation for complete extrication and independence of Biafra from evil Nigeria. We can promise them one thing: things will get even worse—especially for them—the longer we stay forced into one-Nigeria. Only Biafra can provide us with Security and restore us back on the path of sanity, survival, civility, hopefulness and prosperity.
Therefore, we do not want to hear anyone talking about one-Nigeria for our people, about Igbo and other Biafrans continuing to belong in one-Nigeria in any way—no! If you hear that kind of talk, turn your head to the side, spit, and declare: “God forbid!” Any Igbo or Biafran making such a statement should be taken for either a complete ignoramus or a crazy person, and should be thoroughly ignored. Rather, always talk about Self Determination for the ethnic nations constituting Biafra, or any other ethnic nation in Nigeria, for that matter. Always remind yourself that we have a right to be our own country—and that’s precisely what we are going to do: Biafra actualization.
We do not want to hear anyone talking about “marginalization” of the Igbo and other Biafrans by Nigeria, especially since that term has lost its meaning. It is even more irritating to hear talk like “if Nigeria stops marginalizing the Igbo / Biafrans, the Igbo / Biafrans will drop their demand for Biafra.” Such arrant nonsense! First, Biafra is not a bargaining chip or an item to be negotiated: Biafra is a given; no one can take it away from us, and no one can give it away. We have Biafra; we just need to actualize it, and that, we will. Second, such “if’s” are the hiding posts of Igbo and other Biafran cowards and efulefu, one-Nigerian apologists who may even be worse than the subgroup mentioned earlier. Decades of history and facts and even current personal experience have failed to make the logical and correct impact on these frightened persons who by their statements classify themselves, by themselves, as imbeciles. Rather, we want our people to say that which we know, that which we have always known: only Independent Biafra can, first, assure our rescue and survival, then, allow us to be the type of people we are naturally endowed to be, which is, entrepreneurial, daring, over-achieving, hardworking, successful and democratic.
Rather than “marginalization” talk about the facts and specifics of ongoing:—Genocide against Biafra by Nigeria; Exploitation of Biafra by Nigeria; Exploitation of Biafra’s human and natural resources by Nigeria; Brutality by Nigeria against Biafra; Abuse by Nigeria and denial of Biafra’s Human Rights. Talk about our Right to Freedom, Liberty and Independence as Biafrans; and the defense and exercise of such right.
And we ask: what kind of person in Biafra today will be talking about, “autonomy,” “federation,” “federating units,” “federalism,” “confederation,” or, even “Aburi,” when presenting the solution to Nigeria’s problem with regards to Biafra? Such a person is either not thinking, or is just plain dumb and uninformed—incapable of learning from his or her own bad personal experiences and or from our collective misfortunes at the hands of Nigeria. True Biafrans stand on and plan on: Biafra Actualization as the Goal; Sovereign and Independent Biafra as the given; Self Determination for Biafra as the process; natural and political Right to Self Determination as the reality; the exercise of our Right to Self Determination as the moral duty; Biafra Independence as our destiny—the destiny; Biafra Sovereignty as the natural status of our people; non-cooperation with Nigeria’s exploitative and genocidal policies as the path to our goal. Anything else not consistent or synonymous with these principles is not worthy of speech and not worthy of our attention. Biafra it is. Biafra…!
Nigeria, release: 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, MASSOB’s Information Director—innocent MASSOB members who you arrested and imprisoned unjustly without trial, whom you now claim you granted bail while setting bail conditions deliberately impossibly too high. Our Brethren: we will not stop our efforts until you are fully released
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.
Ndi Igbo-Biafra turu ililu na a si na “Ogwu ga e zu onye owula.” Ihe ojoo na e me na ime ala Biafra taa, nke Nigeria mere ka o dakwasi anyi, e rue la ndi “Big man” Biafra. Ndea wu nde na a kwado one-Nigeria; nde a choghi ka Biafra kwuru, maka uru ntakiri Nigeria na a tupuru ha ka e ji a tupuru nkita okpukpu. Ugbua, ujo abaa la ha: njo na aru a mutara na aka Nigeria na e me na ala anyi taa a maghi zi Big man—ma ha no na ulo, ma ha no na Abuja, ma o wu Lagos, ma ha no na Obodo-Oyibo. Oso a puo la nde Big man na ukwu.
Anyi na a si ha cheta kwa ihe mere ihe jiri diri otua na ala anyi taa: o wu maka Nigeria jhegidere anyi, megide anyi, na e kweghi anyi ka anyi noro ndu otu Chineke siri kee anyi; kama, ya wu Nigeria e were aru na njo na uru nogide anyi na ala anyi. Ndi Big man ya cheta kwa na o wu nkwado ha kwadoro Nigeria wu ihe mere ka anyi e nweghitabee Biafra taa. Ha e chefughikwa la na otu ihe siri joo njo ugbua, o ka ga a jokari a joka o wuru na anyi wu Biafra ka no na ime Nigeria; na na oge na ile anyi ka no na ime one-Nigeria. Ha wuru ndi mara ihe, ha ga e chegharia, bia soro anyi na nweta Biafra, maka Biafra wu ihe ga a zoputa anyi na njo na aru na uru Nigeria, ka anyi bido bi wa ndu otu Chineke siri kee anyi.
Anyi a choghi zi kwa i nu uka si na onu ha—nde Big man ya—ma o wu si na onu onye owula puta maka “ndi Igbo ma o wu ndi Biafra i ka no na one-Nigeria”: naani Biafra ka anyi choro; naani Biafra ka anyi ga e nweta. Na otu aka ahu kwa, o wu sooso nde nzuzu na e kwu okwu gbasara “marginalization,” ma o wu okwu di ka “a si Nigeria mezie ndi Igbo nkeoma, ha a gaghi a cho zi Biafra.” Gi nu udi okwu ya, fufee isi, gbuo asu, si: “Chineke e kweghi kwa la!” Mara kwa unu na anyi e tofee la, gafee kwa “autonomy,” “federation,” “federating units,” “federalism,” “confederation,” ma o wu di “Aburi.” Naani ihe anyi no na ya, kwere kwa na ya, mara kwa nu na anyi ji ya naka, wu Biafra. “Self Determination” wu ihe anyi na e kwu okwu ya, nke wu ezi uka anyi taa, maka nke ahu wu ike anyi nwere, ike nke aka anyi, na ike e nyere anyi i ji e nweta Biafra.
Site na ututu rue na abali, o wu naani Biafra ka anyi ma. Ma na eghighie ma na mgbede, naani Biafra ka anyi ma. Ma anyi no na urha, ma anyi na e teta e teta, sooso Biafra ka anyi ma!
Nigeria: hapu umunne anyi ndia aka: 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 na ndi ndu MASSOB. Hapu ha aka. I si na i nyere ha bail, ma jiri aghugho na uru mara a mara na, ebe Bail ahu di oke onu, ha a gaghi e nweta.ya, otuo ka ha ga a nogide na mkporo. Umunne anyi ndi otu MASSOB: obi anyi na ile no ebe unu no; anyi ga e me ihe owula e kwesiri i me i ji weputa unu na mkporo Nigeria.
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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