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Saturday, 23 September 2017

FAMILY WRITERS' WEEKLY FACT FINDINGS AND ANALYSIS

FAMILY WRITERS' WEEKLY FACT FINDINGS AND ANALYSIS


By Ekwenye Samuel, Sunday Okafor and Paul Emerenini, for Family Writers Press.

This week's edition of FWFFA program, we shall  deliberate on Lai Mohammed, the Nigerian Minister for Information and Communication about his comments concerning Radio Biafra London base , and why the British government has to disregard such barbaric statement from such a 2faced human being and Nigeria.

On the 22nd September 2017,  our FWFFA team came across  a publication by NAIJ.COM, made by the Nigeria's Minister for Information and Communication, Lai Mohammed concerning Radio Biafra and blaming the British government  of still allowing Radio Biafra operate from London despite the damages it has done to the Nigerian government.

On this note, we begin with the fact that the Nigerian government is responsible for any damage or what so ever it is going through because it chose violence instead of peace towards Biafrans.  Now let us flashback to the amalgamation era of Nigeria and Biafra in 1914 then till 1945 when the northern Arewas started killing the Igbos in the North.

Before the declaration of Biafra as an independent nation in January 1966, Ojukwu had earlier approached the Nigerian government with peace talks for Nigeria to allow the igbos secede but the Nigerian government then under President Yakubu Gowon as Nigeria's Military Head of State refused and rather, decided to erase  Biafrans completely from the earth as at 1967 when the declaration was publicly pronounced. During the three years genocidal war on Biafrans close to 4 million Biafrans were directly or indirectly murdered by the Nigerian army as  commanded by the government. Nigeria knew peace but failed to trade on its part and rather, chose violence against peaceful and non-violent emerging nation Biafra and her people.

Uwazurike started from where Ojukwu stopped in 1999 and now  Nnamdi Kanu piloting the Biafra restoration movement  still under a peaceful and non-violent umbrella called IPOB.  Though, Radio Biafra  first appeared in London because Nigeria would not allow it to be established  anywhere within or near her boundaries thereby denying the people of Biafra a means to have their voices heard worldwide. So London was chosen as a conducive atmosphere for it, legally registered.

We all listened to Nnamdi Kanu's live broadcast on Radio Biafra right from London, and when he started, he did not begin with hate Speech. He knew quite well that;

1. Col. Chukwuemeka Ojukwu once came with peace talks to Nigeria for Biafra to go but it yielded no fruits  and ended up in conflicts that claimed the lives of millions of Biafrans.

2. Mr Ralph Uwazurike as well,  came with peace talks to Nigeria on the issue of Biafra  yet, all efforts proved abortive and ended up in violence.

With the grievances that after more than 100 years of amalgamation and 50 years of independence that Biafrans are still being slaughtered as non existing living beings and treated as slaves in Nigeria, and that the people who have the powers in Nigeria do not know anything about peace to dialogue for a peaceful restoration of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu's voice became louder on the radio. No violence or hatred as claimed by Lai Mohamed and his lying crew that have damaged Nigeria.

Recall that in 2015, the Nigerian government led by President Muhammadu Buhari and Lai Mohamed tried everything under their powers to shut down our radio Biafra located both in Biafra land and in Nigeria so that the International community  will not hear our voices anymore. Just few weeks back, the government as well  tried to stop our activities on social media platforms most especially Facebook in other to strangle us and get our voices suffocated, all efforts  seemed abortive.

BUT WITH RADIO BIAFRA OPERATING LEGALLY FROM LONDON AND WITHOUT SPREADING PROPAGANDA AS CLAIMED BY NIGERIA, DO WE THINK THAT THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE TO SHUT IT DOWN?

The answer to this question depends on whom you asked base on whatever  grudge he has for Biafra.
As for us at the FWFFA, we believe that they will not shut it base on the claims of the Nigerian government because even a child of today will be willing to be a graduand of the truth from Radio Biafra London. If such be the case, why would the British government ever think of shutting down Radio Biafra London whether Nigeria government applied for the request or not? Let Nigeria first shut down the one in their territory before thinking of the one miles away from their control.

FACTORS TO CONSIDER IF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAPPENS TO GRANT NIGERIA THEIR REQUEST.

1. Colonization factor---- Before and after the colonization of Nigeria by the British government in 1914, the great Britain used to be a world power house well known and respected not only because of their supremacy over every other nations, but for the fact that they are the father of all nations, giving out solutions and solving out problems

for the minorities. Not until the discovering of oil in Nigeria which has contributed to their economical growth due to their annual shares from the oil wells. If Biafra eventually moves out from Nigeria today, Britain  will lose ownership and control of the oil and it will automatically lead to   a drop in their annual revenue income. But the truth must be told. Britain has to protect their image rather than allow it diminish because of oil wells in Nigeria.

THE EXPECTATIONS OF BIAFRANS FROM THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT

1. Lai Mohammed and his Nigerian government should be allowed to  bark like dogs first, after, they will enter into their shells and have rest. After all, they have tried shutting down Radio Biafra at home and have failed. Let them continue trying rather than going millions of miles away to stop the one abroad.
2.  Nigeria saw the truth, know the truth but failed to accept the truth to act on the truth - let Biafrans  go.

3. Nigeria is not a nation worth  living therefore,  referendum should be conducted to determine our fate. We have protested and rallied innocently but it turned out to be a bloody outings for Biafrans as the Nigerian military killed many people to their satisfactions.

4.  Britain is a country we respect so much with passion therefore, we admonish them not to sell out their dignity  to Nigeria for crude oil.

With this so far, we end this week's edition of FWFFA till we come your way again next week,  goodbye.

IPOB: BIAFRALAND UNDER ATTACK BY NIGERIAN MILITARY

BIAFRALAND UNDER ATTACK BY NIGERIAN MILITARY

By Elochukwu Nicholas Ohagi
For Family Writers Press


As a young man, I read about the Nigeria/ Biafra war. I never experienced it. I was opportuned to be taught history in secondary school, unlike many of my fellow youths who still wallow in ignorance about the atrocities that marred our past.

In 1966/67, the international communities watched as Biafrans were killed. Our women raped, hospitals bombed, and schools bombed with many students inside. We still, till today mourn the genocidal killing of Asaba people after the war by Nigerian soldiers. The world kept a blind eye as military government of Abacha murdered Ken Saro Wiwa and his eight(8) Ogoni brothers. The world valued the oil below our land than our lives.

Today, many years after the Biafra civil war, Nigeria failed to uphold unity. They activated marginalization of the two regions that were Biafra before 1967 i.e. present day South-east and South-south geopolitical regions. They have destroyed our lands with oil spillage and denied us proceeds from that same oil. When we complain or agitate they send military to our land to terrorize, kill, main and rape our women.

Just some months back, the Arewa youths served a quit notice to Igbo Biafrans living in Northern part of Nigeria, calling it their own land hence, decides who lives in and who leaves their land. They ask Igbos to vacate or be killed. They threatened to take all the property of Biafrans when they vacates. We should not forget that Igbo here means the Efik, Ijaw, Uhrobo, Isoko, Ogoni, Itshekiri and other clans that make up Biafra territories.


However, we expected the Nigerian government to arrest these youths, but they did not rather sort ways to appease them. They rather sent military in what they called "Operation Python Dance II" to South- East Nigeria also part of Biafraland. A region that is known as the most peaceful in Nigeria.

On Monday 11th September, 2017, the Nigerian military drove armoured vehicles to Afara ukwu, Umuahia, the country home of the leader of Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, trying to forcefully gain entry into his compound. This is a man Nigerian court offered bail under the laws of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria. They left bullet holes in his house. Is this not an assassination attempt?

Till today the military men are still laying siege in Afara Ukwu, Umuahia. They have killed a lot of defenceless and hapless citizens already and the life of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and and millions of Biafrans are in danger.

So I ask you the world, are you all going to watch as history repeats itself again? Are you waiting for the Nigerian government to force the indigenous people into bearing arms in self-defense? I thought the right of indigenous people to self determination is uphold by the United Nations charter? I still hope human rights is what we all preach? Hope we all are still humans? Is referendum not good for blacks?

I therefore, call on international communities to come to our rescue. No one is safe, not even me the writer. They are killing us, they are molesting and intimidating us. The military even went to National Union Of Journalist's (NUJ) office, beat up journalists and destroyed many valuables. Then think of what happens to activists agitating for self determination of Biafra nation.

Edited by Ebere Okolie
For Family Writers Press

OPERATION PYTHON DANCE ll : A EUPHEMISM TO KILL MORE INNOCENT BIAFRANS

OPERATION PYTHON DANCE ll : A EUPHEMISM TO KILL MORE INNOCENT BIAFRANS



By Godswill Leeleebari
For Family Writers Press



On 8/9/2017 the Nigerian Army declared a thirty (30)days special operation in the five South- eastern states code- named "OPERATION PYTHON DANCE II". The operation which is expected to run from 15th September to 14th October 2017 will involve tackling of violent agitation, raids, condone search operations, road blocks and show of force.


It is no longer news that the Nigerian Army has declared a full scale war on peaceful, innocent and armless Biafrans, with the current deployment of armoured personnel carriers, military hardwares and weapon of mass destruction to the East. It  is obvious that the Nigerian government  is desperate to annihilate the Biafran people.

The declaration of "Operation Python Dance" in the five South- east states by the Nigerian military to tackle Biafra agitation is not only barbaric but also despicable.

Recall that a similar operation was carried out by this same Nigerian military in December 2016 which led to many deaths , molestation, harassment and forceful disappearance of many Biafran people.

Is it not shameful and hypocritical that while bokoharam and fulani herdsmen are busy ravaging communities in the North, killing, maiming and destroying lives and property, the Nigerian Army is busy declaring war on peaceful armless agitators, which recently led to the invasion of the residence of the leader of Indigenous People Of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his unfortunate disappearance?


The indigenous people of Biafra IPOB led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has never been violent and can never be. IPOB has remained peaceful in all her activities despite uncountable provocation, harassment and intimidation.


It is therefore necessary to elucidate here that the "Operation Python Dance II" initiated in the already military sieged Biafra Land is a euphemism and desperate move by the Nigerian government to kill Mazi Nnamdi Kanu  the supreme leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, kill other Biafrans , harass and intimidate the Biafran people into capitulation.

But Biafrans cannot run away from their land, I therefore, urge all the Biafran people to remain resolute and fearless before their enemies.


This is the same way they started in 1966 and killed more than 3.5million Biafrans.

I hereby call on the international community, men and women of goodwill and good conscience around the world to call the Nigeria government to order, as a call for referendum is not a call for war. Nigerian government and her military should as a matter of urgency provide the leader of IPOB Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as directed by IPOB to avoid unexpected calamity that will finally send Nigeria to abyss.


The clock is ticking and danger looms .

"War is an ill wind that blows no one any good".

Edited by Ogbuanya Chikezie
For Family Writers Press

BIAFRA: IPOB is not a terrorist organisation---US

BIAFRA: IPOB is not a terrorist organisation---US

Chukwudi Akasike, Ihuoma Chiedozie, Bayo Akinloye and Olaleye Aluko

The United States Government has said it does not consider the Indigenous People of Biafra a terrorist organisation.

Last week, the Federal High Court in Abuja gave a judicial backing the executive order of President Muhammadu Buhari, outlawing the group and its activities in the country.

The court granted the order to proscribe the group on Wednesday.

It declared that the activities of the group constituted acts of terrorism.

The Federal Government also accused France and the United Kingdom of aiding IPOB activities.

The spokesman for the American Embassy in Nigeria, Russell Brooks, told SUNDAY PUNCH on Friday that the US government does not view IPOB as a terrorist group.

He said this in response to our correspondent’s email which asked if the United States sees IPOB as a terrorist organisation.

Brooks stated further that the US was committed to Nigeria’s unity and would support a peaceful resolution of any crisis in the country.

He said, “The United States Government is strongly committed to Nigeria’s unity.  Important political and economic issues affecting the Nigerian people, such as the allocation of resources, are worthwhile topics for respectful debate in a democracy.

“Within the context of unity, we encourage all Nigerians to support a de-escalation of tensions and peaceful resolution of grievances.  The Indigenous People of Biafra is not a terrorist organisation under US law.”

The US embassy, however, declined to comment on whether the Federal Government had asked it to treat IPOB as a terrorist organisation and to block money sent to IPOB from the US.

Brooks also did not state the US’ position on the agitation for a Biafran state.

Speaking after the court judgment last week, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, said the Federal Government would proceed to gazette the order proscribing the group.

Attention!!! BIAFRA DAY OF ATONEMENT AND PRAYER SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30th 2017



BIAFRA DAY OF ATONEMENT AND PRAYER SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30th 2017

Below are the Atonement prayers. You can add yours too, for instance, I will be adding Psalm 35 to my own bible reading as well. The three Cardinal Prayer Points are: (1) Forgiveness, (2) Grace and Wisdom from Chukwu Okike Abiama, (3) Restoration of Biafra and total obliteration
 of the enemies of Biafra. Start at 6pm on the 30th and end 6pm on the 1st. Pray for at least 15min for every one hour. Try and fast for at least 12hrs or 24hrs if you can.

Pray for forgiveness of our sins and ask Chukwu Okike Abiama to help us restore Biafra just like he answered for the Israelites, whom we identify with as the true children of Chukwu Okike Abiama. Please as a guide, pray these prayers and others that your inner spirit directs you starting on Saturday 30th of September and ending on the Sunday 1st October evening:

Prayer for forgiveness and total annihilation of the enemies of Biafra:

1. Psalm 51 - A prayer for forgiveness. A psalm by David. When the prophet Nathan came to him.
2. Psalm 21 – Praise for victory. A psalm by David
3. Psalm 31 – A prayer of trust in God. A psalm by David
4. Psalm 71 – An old man’s prayer
5. Psalm 91 – God our protector
6. Psalm 110 – The lord and his chosen king; and
8. psalm 109 - Let his days be few
9. Psalm 137 - How shall we sing the Lord's song
10. Exodus chapter 14 vs 13 to 14.


Let us all pray together. Be merciful to ‘Biafrans’, O Chukwu Okike Abiama, because of your everlasting love. Because of your great mercy wipe out our sins! Our Creator, we have come to you for protection; never let us be defeated! Because you are righteous, help us and rescue (and restore) Biafra. Your word says that whoever goes to the Chukwu Okike Abiama for safety, whoever remains under the aegis of the almighty can say to him “you are our defender and protector.” You are the Creator of Biafra (Chukwu Okike Abiama) and in you we trust. Give us victory and enduring triumph over our enemies. You are the creator of Israelites (Biafra) and in you we trust and shall worship forever! Isee isee isee.


The leaflet Prayer

Chukwu Okike Abiama, Almighty Creator of Biafra and Israel, you are a great and awesome God. You keep your covenant and promise to those who love you and observe your commandments. Chukwu Okike Abiama, righteousness belongs to thee and thee alone. To us and our fathers before us, shame and humiliation has become our portion because we sinned against you. Despite the afflictions you visited upon us, we have not left our wicked ways and the imaginations of our deceitful hearts. Because you are righteous and detest sin, you had to allow us go through suffering as admonishment. In your mercy, love, and kindness, you sent us a leader Nnamdi Kanu to guide us back to you. 


Chukwu Okike Abiama, as you prepare to bring your people out of the land of oppression with a mighty hand and make a name for yourself, we pray that you to let your ear be attentive and your eyes open that you may hear the prayer of your children which we pray before you this Atonement season. Chukwu Okike Abiama, we have sinned, we have done wickedly, we have dealt treacherously against thine ordinances and have continued to do so. Let your wrath turn from us for the heathens have killed us enough where you scatthered us. Hear our prayers and our petitions and deliver us for the sake of your name. Give us favor in the sight of Igbo leaders who have betrayed us for their selfish political gains, that the earth may know that you are Okike of Biafra, because we are called by your name. 

There is no race on this planet that you love as much as you love us. You made the whole world for our sake, but the heathen have been lording it over us, our inheritance stolen from us. Our land, they have taken over as their possession. Their cattle has inherited our inheritance. Our Father and immortal Redeemer, how long shall the heathens do this to your chosen children?


Chukwu Okike Abiama, our father, we plead your forgiveness, please save us. We do not make this supplication because we deserve your mercy, but for the sake of your great name, have mercy on us. Saving us will be a way to vindicate your name because nations are mocking us and saying that you have abandoned us. Do not look upon those of us still rebelling but remember the promise you made to your servant Eri who was faithful to you. Grant us Biafra so the doubting souls among us will confess that  Biafra is your heavenly kingdom restored to this earth. Chukwu Okike Abiama, give us new heart to do your will. 

We know you will heal us. Ebighebi, Ancient of Days, Okike, thank you for giving us a second chance to return and obey your laws and commandments. Biafra shall worship only you. We know you are compassionate, merciful, patient and longsuffering. Thank you for hearing and answering our prayers for we have prayed in your name awesome name Chukwu Okike Abiama....Isee! Iseeee!! Iseeeeeeeeee!!!

Friday, 22 September 2017

IPOB: THE DANCE OF THE PYTHONS IN BIAFRALAND AND THE DESPERATE NEED FOR THE PYTHONS TO GO AND DANCE IN SAMBIZA FOREST

THE DANCE OF THE PYTHONS IN BIAFRALAND AND THE DESPERATE NEED FOR THE PYTHONS TO GO AND DANCE IN SAMBIZA FOREST


By Godswill Leeleebari
For Family Writers Press

What a world, that the pythons have chosen to dance in the streets of Biafraland and in houses instead of the hallowed almighty sambisa forest or every other forests in the Northern Nigeria where they are indisputably needed. The Nigerian government led by dictator Muhammadu Buhari, in the past few days released and launched their pythons to devour the indigenous owners of Biafraland who are peacefully exercising their rights to self determination. The ill-fated python dance was unleashed on the people of the Eastern region to intimidate the agitators into either resorting to armed struggle or into submission to jettison the quest for Biafra restoration.


It is now a known phenomenon, the despicable and calculated act of terrorism being metted on Biafrans by the Nigerian military in the guise of code-named "OPERATION PYTHON DANCE II".
It is worthy of note that the said operation has left no fewer than sixty peaceful Biafra activists dead, leaving scores with several degree of life threatening injuries in some parts of Biafraland.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian military have also embarked on secret abduction, forceful disappearance and mass arrest of the Biafran youths and subjecting them to all manner of torture, inhumane and degrading treatments.
It is expedient to notify the world that within the last few days not less than 300 Biafrans have been decleared missing by their respective families and their whereabouts remained unknown.

The Nigerian forces also invaded the home of the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, killing scores of unarmed civilians, destroyed and looted a lot of valuables materials in his home and left dozens of others injured.

However, after the illegal invasion of Nnamdi Kanu's residence in Umuahia, Abia state his whereabouts is still unknown as reported by his legal counsel and other family members.


But I can tell you for free, that despite all the provocation, maiming and killing of the Biafran people under the able leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the Nigerian military, the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) has remained peaceful and non-violent.

Similarly, the aftermath of that invasion by the Nigerian Army, was shameless tagging of IPOB a terrorist group of which it is not within the jurisdiction of the Nigerian Army and it is beyond it's constitutional powers to declare any association or group a "terrorist organization". And that was a calculated attempt to have enough reasons to completely annihilate defenseless Biafran people.

Is it not shameful, disgraceful and hypocritical that while Bokoharam terrorist sect is busy ravaging the North, and it's leader Abubakar Shakau daring Nigerian Army to engage him in combat in sambisa forest, the Nigeria Military is busy running  Eastwards and rolling out armored tanks against hapless Biafran civilian population in the name of the dancing pythons? What a shame!

We are hereby calling on the international communities and people of good conscience around the world, to as a matter of urgency intervene in the case of Biafra and condemn the illegality of the state sponsored killing and terror attacks on law abiding and defenceless Biafran population. Self determination is not a crime but an inalienable right of all indigenous people as enshrined in the United Nations charter. Moreover, a call for Referendum is not a call for War and Biafrans cannot run away from their land or allow the islamic fundamentalists from Northern Nigeria to completely islamize Biafrans with the force of guns and bullets hence, the urgent need to save Biafrans who are predominantly Christians inhabiting in the southern part of Nigeria, known as Biafraland.


Edited by Ebere Okolie
For Family Writers Press

Python Dance II: Victim Narrates How Nigerian Soldiers Rape Her And Aunt

Python Dance II: Victim Narrates How Nigerian Soldiers Rape Her And Aunt

Following the ongoing ‘Operation Python Dance’ in the Southeast popularly known as BiafraLand; Nnenna ……, a 16 years old indigene of Abia state narrates how 3 men of the Nigerian military forcefully rape her and her Aunt, 36 years old Mrs Glory.

Speaking during an interview, Nnenna said the incident took place along the expressway linking Aba and Obehie. “It happened around 7:30pm on our way back home from my Aunty’s shop, we were stopped by some military men with one military camouflage-coloured hilux”. One among them asked us where we were coming from, my Aunty told them we are coming back from the shop. “When one of the military personnel in front of the vehicle saw the Biafran bangle on my wrist, he said “So na una dey shout Biafra – Biafra?”. They opened the back door, push I and my Aunt inside and drove away towards Obehie road.

Some minutes later, they stopped at a lonely area along the expressway and ordered us to come down. That was were they rape us”.
When asked if she can recognize the military men who molested and rape them, Nnenna said: “I can’t really recognise the 3 military men because it was almost late around 8pm besides they left us at the scene of the incident with a serious threat to hunt and kill us if we mention to the public, what happened that very evening.

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