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This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For July 17, 2009
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
Months before US President Obama picked and visited Ghana in an act intended to show support for and highlight good governance and social progress in Africa, and at the same time, castigate the corruption known as Nigeria, VOBI had already featured Ghana as the new star of Africa. VOBI had recommended that our people, Biafrans, learn from Ghana and the example set by the Ghanaian people for Africa. Well, as always, VOBI is correct.
Today, VOBI is talking to our people again, and telling them:
Nigeria is still not going anywhere forward or positive, despite the indirect lessons from President Obama’s frank and accurate speech in Ghana. There is in fact no reason to believe that Nigeria will change for the better now or at any time in the future. Rather:
1. Nigerian leaders and Nigerian newspapers on their payroll responded to the speech with sham indignation and empty pride, full of typical Nigerian-style hypocrisy. Nigerian leaders are still looting the public tills and openly showing off their ill-gotten wealth at the same time, in insanely lavish parties and weddings and ostentatious purchases of private airplanes and such. Those entrusted with the responsibility of publicizing caught and indictable public looters take years to do so, and when the list finally arrives, the names of the otherwise known Dons of corruption are mysteriously (but predictably) missing. The Nigerian Judiciary, it is now revealed officially, is just as corrupt as the politicians and cronies.
2. The Senators, members of the House, the selected President of Nigeria and the PDP party under whose corrupt umbrella they were all rigged into power, are now talking about "automatic tickets" to 2011 elections, in which case, there will be no electoral contest at all and they will all be returned to their seats, unopposed. "Business as usual" is an expression with a permanent Home Address in Corrupt Nigeria.
3. In the North, Igbo and other Biafrans are still being killed at the whim of Northerners where the Muslim groups just go into Police Detention cells, brush the police aside (assuming the police is not already willingly and eagerly helping them), and drag out the selected Igbo-Biafran victims—still in cuffs—for public lynching and butchering. And, nobody shows interest.
Why do we remind you of this? We really don’t care about the Nigerian Cesspool called Nigerian politics. We tell you so that you can laugh at those Igbo or Biafrans who still insist on playing in the Nigerian Game in the damned belief that one-Nigeria is good for them. Some are already talking of Igbo Presidency in 2015—imagine that! You need to be laughing at the Igbo and any other Biafrans still residing in the North whose first and only response each and every time another Igbo or Biafran is murdered there in public by the Muslim is the empty parroted demand for "a full investigation"—imagine that! We tell you so that you can laugh at Igbo and other Biafran elite who actually think and believe that they can stop corruption in Nigeria and find a good leader to rescue Nigeria; they actually think that they can save Nigeria—imagine such delusion!
In the same vein, we want to state here that Nigeria has no intention of doing anything positive in or for the Niger Delta Biafra. Nigeria has not changed; Nigeria has not changed its parasitic modality of activities in the Niger Delta Biafra. All that Nigeria is interested in is what Nigeria has always been interested in: Niger Delta and Biafran Oil. This actually practically means that Northern Hausa-Fulani and Western Nigeria are continuing to take the Oil and derivatives and revenues therefrom to develop Northern and Western Nigeria and amass personal wealth—at the very calculated expense of the Niger Delta and Biafra.
Therefore, it will be foolhardy for the Niger Delta to think that Yar’Adua’s "Amnesty" offer will produce anything meaningful for them. At the end of the day, Yar’Adua and the Northern leaders / owners of Nigeria of the day will still forcefully take the Oil and Gas from Niger Delta. They will divert the Oil and Gas to Northern Nigeria, Niger and Algeria, and sell it to Europe, all in a bid to make sure that neither Niger Delta nor Biafra could benefit from this Oil and Gas, even while being stuck with the consequent environmental degradation. (By the way, where is the so-called Institute for the study of Petroleum Resources sited: in Niger Delta? No. In Biafra? Of course, no. Well, you find out and say it...)
Yar’Adua and Nigeria have not repealed the Nigerian Government’s selective internal colonial Land and Water Use and Ownership Decrees which they hide behind as their authority to steal all of the natural resources of the Niger Delta and Biafra. (Have you ever wondered why Northern Nigerian and Western Nigerian Lands, Waters and other natural resources are conveniently unaffected by these odious decrees?) The occupation of the Niger Delta and Biafra and the brutalization of our people by the Nigerian Armed Forces is being beefed up by the Nigerian government even as we speak—it is not lessening. The Northerners have continued their insulting insistence that they get the lion’s share of Oil and Gas revenues when not a drop or whiff is produced in Northern Nigeria—imagine that! And, knowing so-called South-East and South-South so-called leaders, the Northerners will get away with it, as they have since 1970. So, just what does Yar’Adua’s "Amnesty" really mean to the Niger Delta or to anyone else for that matter?
Just like in the past, VOBI’s analysis of the situation of things is correct. We call on our people, including Niger Delta Biafrans, today, to listen and react appropriately. Nigeria—the North especially—is still waging a war against us all even while treating us as War Booty from 1970. They want to continue to take away from us everything of value that we have. So,,,:
Let your guard down at your own grave risk!...
Give up any vantage to Nigeria at your own definite peril!...
Surrender to the North at your own great peril!...
They will show you no mercy!
Nigeria still holds in their Gulag our courageous Biafran people who refuse to be enslaved by the Hausa-Fulani. We insist that they must be released from Nigeria's jails.
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.
Unu chetakwara na VOBI gwara unu ihe gbasara ndi Ghana, gwa unu ka anyi too ha, jee ha e jije? Mgbe anyi gwara unu ihea, o gafee la onwa ole na ole tutu President Obama ndi America gara ebe ahu, na e to ndi Ghana, were otu aka ahu na a ko ndi ndu Nigeria onu maka wuruwuru na garagara ha. Ji unu nkea mara na ihe anyi na a gwa unu na VOBI wu ihe ziri ezi, wu ezi okwu.
Mgbe VOBI na a gwa zi unu ugbua na odida Nigeria na a da, na o ka na a da ya, unu kwere kwa ya. Oshi ndi ishi ndi Nigeria na e zu, ha ka na e zu ya, na e zu si ya ike. Wuru-wuru election Nigeria, ha ka na e me ya, na e jikwara i mesi ya ike na afo 2011 o wuru ma election ha ga e nwe ishi. Na ala Awusa, ogbugbu ndi Alakoba na e gbu ndi Igbo nde Biafra ka na e me taa.
Gini ka anyi ji e kwu ihea? O wu ka unu chia ha ochi wu ndi Igbo na ndi Biafra ndi ozo ndi na a kpa a gwa ka njo na aru ahu a na a kpo Nigeria a dighi zi. Ha na e me ka njo na aru na aruruala na mmegbu na o gbugbu Nigeria na e me anyi a kwusi la. Unu hula ihe di otua mbu?
O wu ka anyi chetera ndi Niger Delta na "Amnesty" Yar’Adua a gaghi e gbochi ya na ndi Awusa ibe ya na ndi Nigeria i gbu na i megbu ndi Niger Delta. O gaghi a kwusi ha i zuru Mmanu ndi Niger Delta na Biafra, were ego e retara ya mezie ala Awusa na ala Yoruba. O wu kwa nu agha ka ndi Nigeria ka na a lusi ndi Biafra taa, ka ha jiri ike ka na e zu Mmanu anyi na Mmanu ndi Delta. Unu e kweghi kwa la ka Nigeria megbue unu ka o siri rugbuo Biafra.
Ihe VOBI gwara unu na mgbe gara a ga na na oge na ile wu eziokwu. Ihe anyi kwuru ngea taa wu eziokwu. Unu mee ihe ziri ezi na ihe anyi gwara unu taa.
Anyi a hula mmegbu ahu Nigeria na e megbu anyi, otu o siri ka jide umunne anyi ndi foro na ime mkporo Nigeria. Ihe anyi ma wu na a ga e weputariri umunne anyi ndea site na nga di 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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