This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For September 26, 2008
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
As we steadily approach Biafra actualization, let us all be reminded of some of the crucial lessons we have already learned, so that there will be no lapse in memory, the reason being that we do never want to repeat those absurdities in Biafra. There are so many negative things going on around us today, imposed on us by virtue of the fact that we are still forced into one-Nigeria, things that should never even cross the collective mind of Biafra, let alone come into fruition. Not repeating Nigeria’s glaring errors is not, and will not be, an easy task, because the sin which pervades Nigeria—the sin called “Nigeria”—rains heavily on us today like the rains of the Rainy Season: it is impossible not to get drenched from such. But, we have to get ourselves cleaned, cleaned up and dry of Nigerianism by the time we enter the portals of Sovereign and Independent Biafra. Following are the reminders…
In Biafra, elected officials who deliberately lie in public will first be removed from office and then, charges will be brought against them in court where they can go to defend themselves for deliberately lying to the public and for intentional deceit of the people. Case in point: Yar’Adua’s sickness. Nigerian officials, whether out of sycophancy, inanity or insanity, are incredulously falling over themselves in their bid to out-lie one another to the public about Yar’Adua’s dwindling health fortunes. To hear them lie about Yar’Adua’s health, one would think that Yar’Adua was a gold-medalist-Olympiad in the prime of his athletic career, rather than the chronically, seriously (and, possibly terminally) ill patient that he is known and documented to be. It does not bother these barefaced liars that their lies have not somehow made Yar’Adua better and somehow made him able to perform the duties of the demanding office he stole into—the presidency of Nigeria. It does not bother these pathologic liars that the dying man they deliberately falsely praise as ”healthy” has his lifeless finger on the button controlling the lives and fate of hapless tens of millions of Nigerians. Not in Biafra—never! Attempt to lie like such in Biafra, and you will certainly find yourself lying in jail.
The uncivilized belief held by idiotic and superstitious Nigerians and Nigerian political office-holders that political office-holders are appointed by God or anointed by God is so absurd that one does not know whether to laugh or cry in disbelief at such stupidity. Especially in Nigeria where the whole world knows that politicians are rigged into office—in broad daylight, no less, grandfathered into office, buy their way into office, or simply usurp office at gunpoint in military coups. Especially in Nigeria where political office-holders do not perform any duties or any public service, but just get in there using do-or-die tactics, only so that they can loot public funds for personal gain; and next, threaten, fight and kill in order to remain in office for all times—doing nothing but stealing from the public till. These, obviously, are hardly God’s appointees or anointed. To add insult to this injury, the same idiots will proclaim loudest that they are practicing ”democracy in Nigeria” while advising hapless Nigerians to expect the (now trite parroted expression of every Nigerian politician,) “dividends of democracy.” In Biafra, on the other hand, we know that political office-holders succeed in securing their offices as a result of our people voting them in, or where so stipulated by the Biafra Constitution or Laws, by appointment by authorized persons or authorized organization(s). When the conditions of office-holding as stipulated by the people of Biafra through their Constitution, Laws, Rules and Regulations or otherwise, are no longer met, the erstwhile office-holder vacates, as and when stipulated. There is no God-given entitlement for any person to any political office in Biafra, and any claims to such are meaningless and only laughable. Political office-holders in Biafra get in there by popular (read, “people’s”) actions and processes; they are always beholden to the people of Biafra, serve at the pleasure of the people of Biafra, and in strict adherence to inviolable principles and mechanisms laid down by the people of Biafra in pertinent vehicles.
This next reminder we will mention loud and clear: no one will hand you Biafra; you have to take Biafra for yourself, and if it comes to that, you have to wrest it from whoever or whatever appears to be keeping it from you. That’s how it really works in this world. We listen to some pathetic Igbo and other Biafrans keep begging Nigeria to “…give us [Igbo-Biafrans] ‘a sense of belonging’ [in Nigeria]…” in this the year of Our Lord, 2008. Such a pity! (Long may these efulefu pine and grovel.) By the same token, you will continue to defend hard-won liberties when we get into Biafra; you will remain vigilant so no one and no administration steal or usurp the power of the collective people of Biafra under any guise or for any reason. That’s how free people stay free: they defend and protect their freedom every single day, in every single act. Definitely not in Nigeria, where the hapless people have no idea or any model or experience of freedom. Even the Nigerian Media have joined corrupt and powerful Nigerian individuals and tyrannical governments in taking away civil liberties of Nigerians, by accepting and re-issuing the popular and effective blackmail used by non-performing Nigerian leaders and their governments—the one that goes like this: “…do you want to be responsible for the splitting of Nigeria?...” (as if Nigeria was really ever one?) In free countries, the Media often is the spearhead, ahead of the people, in the protection of civil liberties. Biafrans: learn! now.
Nigerian newspapers report that some MASSOB members, including Ralph Uwazurike, the leader of MASSOB, and Uchenna Madu, the Information Director of MASSOB, have been finally granted bail by the Nigerian courts (recall Uwazurike earlier was denied bail but granted only temporary furlough). Until we see our dear brothers, Uchenna Madu and other jailed MASSOB members actually walk out of Nigeria’s jails with our own eyes, there is nothing to celebrate. Our thoughts remain with them, and our efforts directed to their unconditional release.
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.
Ka anyi na e chetera unu ufodu ihe anyi mutara na njem nweta Biafra anyi ya, ka o ghara i wu na udi ihe na e me na ime Nigeria taa ga e me mgbe anyi nwetara Biafra. Anyi ma na o gaghi a di nfe, maka ihe ojoo nke wu Nigeria dika mmiri-ozizo na Udu Mmiri, nke na a ma onye owula bi na ime Nigeria. Maka anyi a kaghi a puta site na ime Nigeria, mmiri njo ahu ga a no anyi na ahu. Ma, anyi ga a sapuriri onwe anyi ahu, mee ka mmiri aru Nigeria ahu gbakoo anyi na ahu, tutu anyi a banye Biafra. Anyi a gaghi e bu njo Nigeria baa na Biafra—mba nu.
Na Biafra, ndi anyi ghoputara i no na ochichi, ha ghaa ughaa na ezi, ebe ha ma na ihe ha na e kwu wu ezigbo asi, o wughi naani na anyi ga a napu ha okwa, ma anyi ga kwa a kpoga ha ulo-ikpe Biafra ka ha ga zoo onwe maka asi ha turu i ji rugbue nde Biafra. Unu a hula nu otu ndi si na ha na a chi Nigeria ji a gha ugha na oge na ile, mgbe ndi mmadu ma na o wu asi ka ndi ya na a si. Lee nu ha na onye isi ha, onye oria a na a kpo Yar’Adua, otu ha si a tu asi maka ahu oria Yar’Adua, kwa mbochi. O wu kwa nu ihe aru na mmadu ga e kwu okwu asi, na e kwusi ya ike, na a wughi otu ugboro ma o wu ugboro abuo—kama, o wuru oge dum ka ha na a tu asi ahu. O wu kwa nu mkpari ka ha na a kpari oha mmadu na ha i kpa agwa ojoo di otua. O wu naani na Nigeria ka udi ihe di otua ga e me, na o nweghi onye ga a kwusi ndi ugha ya, kuziera ha ihe. O nweghi ike i me otu ahu na Obodo Biafra.
A si na o wughi oke nzuzu, o ga na a tu ochi na ndi ochichi na Nigeria na e che, ma o wu na e kwu, na o wu Chineke ghoputara ha, tinye ha na okwa na Nigeria. O wu kwa otu Nigeria ya, ebe ndi ochichi na e zuta okwa ha na ochi, ma o wu na ngari, ma o wu jiri egbe na mgbo na coup ba nye na ochichi? O wu kwa otu Nigeria ya, ebe ndi ahu si na Chineke tinyere ha na okwa a naghi a ru oru i dozi obodo na mezie ndi mmadu—ihe okwa ahu kwesiri i me—kama, naani ego ka ha na e zu, ju zie i hapu okwa ahu mgbe oge nhapu-okwa ruru? Na obodo Biafra, onye no na okwa ochichi nwetara okwa ahu maka ndi Biafra jiri aka ha ghoputa onye ahu, sooro uzo Constitution na Iwu na Omenala ndi Biafra. Mgbe ndi Biafra si na oge e ruela i hapu okwa ahu, onye ahu a puo. O di na aka ndi Biafra i ghoputa ndi ga a no na ochichi, na mgbe oge ochichi ha gwuru, na ala Biafra.
Anyi ga a ghawha nkea a ghawha (tie mkpu): O nweghi onye ga e nye unu Biafra—mana o wu unu ga e ji aka unu weta na jide Biafra. Otua ka anyi huru, ka anyi ma, na o si e me na uwa ya. Ndi iberibe efulefu Igbo-Biafra na e huru Nigeria ekpe ka Nigeria nabata ha na ime Nigeria—na afo 2008: ebere ha e mee la anyi. Na otu aka ahu kwa, mgbe anyi nwetara Biafra, unu ga na e che Biafra nche na oge na ile, ka mmadu ma o wu government e zurughila Ike-Igwe na Oha Biafra, nche ahu a wuru otu ndi mmadu si e me na obodo ndi uwa ebe ihe na a ga nkeoma, nke na a wughi otu o di na Nigeria. Na Biafra, o wu na aka oha Biafra ka o di i che ike oha nche mgbe dum.
Akwukwo Newspaper ndi Nigeria na e kwu na e nye la Ralph Uwazurike, onye isi MASSOB, na Uchenna Madu, otu na ndi ndu MASSOB, na ndi MASSOB ndi ozo ndi Nigeria ji na mkporo ha, Bail. Ma, o nweghi ihe anyi ga e kwu tupu anyi e ji mkpuru-anya anyi hu ha ka ha putara na mkporo site na ulo-mkporo Nigeria. Obi anyi na oru anyi ka no kwa na i hu na a kpoputara ha dum na nga Nigeria ozugbo-ozugbo.
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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