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

For May 15, 2009

You have heard the news; now, the analysis…

Fellow Biafrans:

Don’t ever think that you have anything in common with Nigeria. An enslaved person, whether forced into it or willing to endure such enslavement, still has nothing in common with his ugly brute-slave-master. Just because Nigeria has enslaved us, without our consent but, pitiably, with our cooperation, and dispossessed us, does not mean that we have anything in common with Nigeria.

Today, Nigeria found the nerve to admit and state publicly that it belongs to the world’s Muslim nations organization, OIC—the Organization of Islamic Conference. What do you Biafrans, who are for the most part Christians and Spiritualists, have in common with that? Nothing. Thus we stress that point: we have nothing in common with Nigeria. And, thanks to Islamic Nigeria, it is rather obvious.

Just because you carry a Nigerian passport does not mean that you have anything in common with Nigeria. When you travel with such a passport and the International community treats you like a leper, the standard treatment reserved for Nigeria and Nigerians, don’t you find yourself upset and indignant? You do, and you should; because what the world sees is Nigeria, and you as Nigerian; but you know very well that you have nothing in common with Nigeria, and you do not want the insulting treatment, designed for Nigeria and deserved by Nigeria, to be visited on you. Because, you really have nothing in common with Nigeria. That’s what your anger, shock and frustration mean during those times.

That you reside in Nigeria outside of Biafraland does not mean that you have anything in common with Nigeria. That you engage in trade in / with Nigeria, work for or with Nigeria, pay taxes therein, and or play in Nigeria, does not mean that you have anything in common with Nigeria. That you live miserably in Nigeria and die awfully in Nigeria, outside of Biafraland, does not mean that you have anything in common with Nigeria. Bottom line: you have nothing in common with Nigeria.

Biafrans work hard: Nigeria does not. Biafrans aspire for excellence in anything they do; Nigeria does not. Biafrans have drive and talent; Nigeria does not, totally unconcerned even as inertia drags it into Hades. Biafrans value sound education, and aspire towards a practical application of what we have learned: Nigeria does not care about education, and is littered with worthless paper-diplomas of no meaningful practicality. So, how is it that Biafra / Biafrans could have anything in common with Nigeria? It is not possible. We have nothing in common with Nigeria.

Biafrans build stuff; Nigeria borrows, or begs someone else to build the stuff for it. Biafrans manage stuff and repair stuff; but, any stuff that is thrust in, or manages to find its way in, the hands of Nigeria rots with neglect soon thereafter. Biafrans are competitive, driven to excel; Nigeria is destructive, driven by a lazy disposition, a matter of nature and also malice arising out of sheer envy and jealousy of those who possess drive, Biafrans always have hope for a bright future because they are hard at work building for that future today; Nigeria does no work, has no hope, and just merely exists in its freefall into the abyss. Biafrans are highly motivated; Nigeria is chaotic, cursed and doomed. How then can Biafra have anything in common with Nigeria? We do not, and cannot.

Therefore, great Biafrans: be true to yourself. You are of Biafra; you have nothing in common with Nigeria. Remove the scales of doubt from your eyes, and let the facts confirm for you what we all already know: we have nothing in common with Nigeria. Now that Nigeria has openly claimed its membership of the Organization of Islamic Conference, OIC, there really ought to be no doubt any more in anyone’s mind: we have nothing in common with Nigeria. Biafra has nothing in common with Nigeria.

On a different note, we are warning all persons and all parties who have chosen to play sick politics with the plight and status of our brethren still being held in Nigeria’s jails. Yes, Brother Uchenna Madu and other Biafrans are still prisoners in Nigeria’s jails; the fact is that they still have not been released, as of the time of this broadcast, as falsely claimed in the Media. Therefore, we continue to insist on the release of Uchenna Madu and our other brethren who remain in Nigeria’s prisons. This same malicious politics is now extending to the welfare of these prisoners, specifically, their feeding. The situation where resources are diverted elsewhere in misadventures with dubious outcomes, while our brethren are threatened with starvation in jail in Nigeria, is intolerable. We will not hear that they are not being fed and we shall not fail to hold responsible anyone or anything that contributes directly or indirectly to deny our brethren their welfare. There will be no rest for anyone of us until every single one of them is released; neither shall we know sleep when they are starving.

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.

Mara kwa unu na o nweghi ihe Biafra na Nigeria jikotara-onu: mba! Onye na ime anyi ndi Biafra e meghikatala chee na o nwere ihe ji anyi na Nigeria otu—mba nu! Ebe Nigeria e kwere la ugbua ihe o na e zo ezo na oge gara aga, kwuo kwa ya na ogbakoro, na ya wu Nigeria so na otu ndi mba uwa Alokoba a na a kpo Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), o kwesiri i mepe anya ndi Biafra, ka anyi hu kwa nu na ihe anyi na e kwu wu na ezi—na o nweghi ihe anyi-Biafra na Nigeria nwekotara-onu.

Na anyi kwere ka Nigeria gbaa anyi ohu, ma o wu na anyi hapuru ala Biafra gaa biri na ala ndi Awusa na Nigeria, a wughi na o nwere ihe ji anyi na Nigeria otu--mba. Na anyi na a ru oru na ime Nigeria, ma o wu na a zu ahia na Nigeria a wughi na o nwere ihe anyi na Nigeria nwekotara onu. Ya wurugodi na anyi ji passport Nigeria, o wughi nu na anyi na NIgeria jikotara ihe owula onu.

Ndi Biafra na a ru oru, na a rusi ya ike, na e me ihe, mechaa ya, ihe ahu a maa mma; ma Nigeria a naghi a ru oru, kama ya e jiri ike were ihe onye ozo, ma o wu zuru ihe ndi ozo na oshi; naani i mebi ihe ka Nigeria mara. Ndi Biafra nwere ogugu-isi, na a muta akwukwo; Nigeria a maghi ihe o na e me; o nweghi uru mmuta akwukwo baara Nigeria. Ndi Biafra na e nwe nchekwube na Echi na a bia a bia ga a di mma, maka ha e jiri la taa ruo oru gbasara echi ahu; ma Nigeria wu ebe a vuru onu; oganaihu a dighi na ya, nchekwube a ko ha; Echi ya wu Oku-Mmuo o no na ya taa. Ihe ndia wu ihe anyi ma a ma: kedu zie otu ihe ga e ji e jikota anyi na Nigeria onu? O nweghi! O gaghi e me.

Mepee nu unu anya unu, hu kwa nu ihea anyi na a kpatu aka nga ya: o nweghi ihe ji anyi na Nigeria otu. Biafra a dighi ka Nigeria; Nigeria a dighi ka Biafra. O nweghi mgbe Biafra jiri yie Nigeria; o nweghi ka Nigeria jiri yie Biafra. Ugbua Nigeria gara soro ndi obodo Alakoba ibe ya, nde OIC—Organization of Islamic Conference—ebe ndi Biafra a naghi e kpe Alakoba ncha ncha, e leghi zi otu ozo a ga e ji a maara ndi Biafra okwa ya, na anyi ndi Biafra, na o nweghi ihe jikotara anyi na Nigeria onu? Kedu kwa nu nke udele na barber? O dighi! Wuru unu nde Biafra Chineke kere unu; hafu Nigeria ka o wuru uruh na aru o wu. Maka Biafra na Nigeria e yighi eyi; anyi na Nigeria a noghi otu; anyi a wughi otu. Biafra puru-iche.

Ihe ozo anyi choro i kwu taa wu na anyi ka na a do ha aka na nti wu ndi aka ha no na ime umunne anyi, Uchenna Madu na ndi ibe ya, no na mkporo ndi Nigeria, i ka no na nga ahu. Ihe o wula mere umunne anyi ndia no ha na isi. Ma Nigeria na onwe ya turu umunne anyi ndia mkporo, na o nweghi ihe ojoo ha mere, ma ndi o di na aka i wetera umunne anyi ndia nri, ka anyi gwa kwa unu ugbua: ka o hara i wu na aguu gugburu ha na nga; unu mara kwa na anyi ma ndi unu wu; ihe mere umunne anyi ndia, o wu na isi unu ka o no. Unu e meghikatala chee na anyi ga e chefu nkea: mba! Mgbaputa ha, na ha i nwe ihe oriri na mkporo, di anyi ezigbo mkpa. Anyi a gaghi e hi urha, anyi a gaghi e nwe ezum-ike rue mgbe a ga e weputa ha na ile site na nga ndi 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!

Ndewo unu


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