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

For May 1, 2009

You have heard the news; now, the analysis…

Fellow Biafrans:

We have started programs on the ground in our struggle to be our own people in our own land, to rule ourselves in our own land, to be responsible for our own collective destiny on our own land, and to be our own master over our own land—we, the people of the nation of Biafra, in this the land of the Sovereign Independent State of Biafra. The Biafra Charter is the authority, mandate and reference for these programs. Our participation—all of us—is required in these programs.

Before we mention the programs, let us not forget that it is also our prime responsibility to get our brethren still held in Nigeria’s jails for pro-Biafra actualization activities released. We very much welcome the five brethren just released last week; we praise their courage and acknowledge what they have sacrificed and done for us, in our place, and for Biafra. Heroes they are: every single one of them! We must now also insist on the release of Uchenna Madu and our other brethren who remain in Nigeria’s prisons for the same non-violent pro-Biafran activities. We shall not rest until every single one of them is released: that, we vow.

The first program is the formation of the Biafra Shadow Government at home. "Government," for Biafrans and in Biafra. means "government of the people, by the people, for the people." This means, YOU! Every single one of you. This program will succeed because we are putting the entire people of Biafra where they belong in this struggle: right back IN the struggle, through their own government, with their own government and by their own government, a government which they have designed and operate. We all belong in the struggle now, and each citizen shall participate in the struggle directly and indirectly. The people of Biafra will no longer leave the salvation and liberation of Biafra in the hands of one or few organizations, or in the hands of one man or a few. We can all see how it is the wise thing to do that we all are co-participants, if not equal participants—each and every one of us—in this act of actualizing Biafra. So, let’s do it—all of us. Let’s complete the process of installing the Shadow Government. If anyone is not participating, or is deliberately working against this program, such a person or persons have declared against Biafra and her people, against us; but the end result remains the same: Biafra shall be; Biafra is. Biafra will surely be actualized.

The second program is the formation of a coalition—an umbrella structure—for all pro-Biafran organizations for the purposes of coordination, cooperation and synergy, in order that our unity in purpose and strength in numbers can work to our advantage in our singular, shared goal of Biafra actualization. Such a coalition does not aim to absorb all pro-Biafran organizations into one giant structure, no. Nor is the aim of the coalition to centralize authority or power, something all Biafrans have now learned to loathe. Each organization may retain its own unique identity as it desires, and play its own role in its own niche. What is needed is coordination, cooperation and synergy: that’s what the coalition is for. We urge all pro-Biafran groups to join this coalition. We all know the importance of organizations; we will participate.

Let no one forget: it is our right to live and be free from military and sociopolitical subjugation by Nigeria. God did not create us so that Nigeria can enslave and exploit us, so that Nigeria can drag us down into permanent failure, collapse, chaos, and Hell: no. We have no interest in waging war or peace against Nigeria, nor are we waging war or peace with Nigeria when we exercise our God-given right to live and fulfill the talents endowed on us by God. Our only interest is to BE—to be as God made us, to be what God made us, in the land, Biafraland, which God made and placed us in: none of it has anything to do with Nigeria. We do not, should not and cannot live for the benefit or pleasure of Nigeria, or on account of Nigeria—no!; we live because it pleases God to make it so; and since God has made it so, we must live. It is our Divine right, and we will claim this right and enjoy it, any day and every day. This, always remember.

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 ( 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.

Tupu anyi e kwuo ihe gbasara ihe anyi na zi e me na anyi i nweta Biafra, ka anyi gwa unu na obi di anyi uto na a gbaputala umunne anyi ise site na mkporo Nigeria puta. Anyi a ňuriala oňu maka nkea; na e kele, na na a ja, ha ike wu umunne anyi ndia, nde tara oke ahuhu na ighi anyi, na ighi Biafra; Ndewo unu ooo! O fo ziri umunne anyi di ka Uchenna Madu na ndi ozo a ka ji na mkporo Nigeria. O nweghi nu mgbe anyi ga e zu ike, ma o wu rhahu urha, tutu a gbaputa chaa ha na ile na nga ndi Nigeria. Onye owula na e kwu, na na e me, ihe ga e me ka e weputa ha oso-oso.

Anyi na a gwa onye owula ka ha kwado Biafra Shadow Government nke na e bilite na ulo ugbua, otu Biafra Charter si ka anyi mee. Ebe, na ime Biafra, Oha nwe Government, o wu uzo ziri ezi na anyi ga e nweta government ya; ka o were otua wuru na aka na isi Oha na ile di na oru anyi na a ru na nweta Biafra. Ka o wuru na onye owula na ime anyi nyere aka na anyi i nweta Biafra, maka Biafra wu nke anyi na ile. Oge a gafee la mgbe anyi ga a hapuru nweta Biafra na aka otu Otu, ma o wu na isi otu onye; mba nu. Biafra wu ihe oha—ihe anyi: ka anyi na ile tinye aka na nweta ya. Biafra Shadow Government ga e me ka o jiri otua di. Kwado unu government ya; banye unu dum na ime ya. Ka anyi hu nu ndi si na ha a choghi Biafra Shadow Government, zi kwa nu ha na o nweghi ihe e metera ya, Biafra ga a kwuriri; Biafra a kwurula.

Anyi na a si kwa na Otu na ile na a cho nweta Biafra ga e so na Mgbakota Otu (Coalition); otu ahu anyi na a si na "Igwe wu ike," ka ike ahu anyi ma di na Igwe, na ike di na i nwe otu obi, nke wu nweta Biafra, ka o wuru na anyi jiri otua were ike ahu nweta Biafra anyi. (Onye e cheghi kwa la na Coalition ga a nara Otu ike na okwa na onodu, mba: Otu owula ga a di ka o di mbu, otu soro ya, na e me ihe o di mbu e me. Naani nchikota igwe, na ihu na aka-nri kworo aka-ekpe nke oma, na ihe dum otu ndia na e me—naani nkea—wu ihe ga a wu oru Coalition ya. Otu ndi Biafra, ndi Biafra: baa unu na Coalition ya.

Onye e chefu kwa la na Ndu na Obibi, na o wu Ike anyi, Ike nke Chineke kere anyi nyere anyi, mgbe o kere anyi, tinye anyi na ala O jiri aka ya kee, ala Biafra. Na anyi na a cho i bi ka Chineke kere anyi a wughi na anyi na a lusi Nigeria agha ma o wu udo, mba. I cho ndu na oganihu wu Ike Chineke nyere anyi; anyi ga e were ike ahu chotara onwe anyi Biafra kwuru onwe ya. O nweghi otu nkea siri gbasa Nigeria. Ndu anyi na Biafra wu ihe di anyi na aka, ihe di na etiti anyi na Chineke anyi. Anyi ga e nwetariri Biafra, na aha Chineke, na ike Chineke nyere anyi.

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!

Ndewo unu


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