Top Social Icons

Slider Area 1

Slider Area 2

Slider Area 3

Responsive Full Width Ad

Left Sidebar
Left Sidebar
Featured News
Right Sidebar
Right Sidebar



Latest Updates





Art & Culture





Wednesday, 16 June 2021

The Ikeduru ESN Camp And The Nigerian Joint Forces' Deceptive Claims

 The Ikeduru ESN Camp And The Nigerian Joint Forces' Deceptive Claims

At the early hours of Tuesday 8th June 2021, the Nigerian joint armed forces claimed that they invaded the camp of Eastern Security Network (ESN), at Ikeduru in Imo State, apprehended some ESN operatives and burnt down their building.

And one is supposed to be surprised at such a false claim. Does Mazi Nnamdi Kanu commanded that Eastern Security Network (ESN) camp should be situated at residential quarters? Has it not been severally proven that the camping places of these gallant men are located in the bushes and forests of Biafraland? Even without being told, any informed person in Nigeria at the moment should have noticed how the Nigeria police and military have continued to operate with criminal impunity, especially across Biafraland. When they see people going about their normal businesses, they would unjustly arrest them and tag them any criminal name of choice, intimidate them and force incriminating words into their mouths.

Reasonable and responsible persons in the shitholic country called Nigeria, is supposed to ask the police the following questions:

* How many of the ESN men were in that house you burnt when you invaded it?

* What were the proves that the building in question is really within ESN camp?

* And when did you notice that ESN started living in residential homes, because even your army proved it at Orlu in the same Imo State that ESN personnel were in the bushes, wherefore they went to bomb them with helicopter gunboats.

Without mincing words, the Nigerian uniformed men need to essentially learn how to be more objective in their reasonings and stop tagging people wrongly without investigations. When they finally learn, maybe they can start proper investigations before dishing out fallacies to the general public. They should also know that people have known their cunning craftiness.

We have seen many cases where these terrorist groups in uniforms have set people up in order to incriminate them. We have seen many cases like the Ikeduru scenerio where they set people's homes ablaze and tagged them one name or the other, to justify their deceptive claims.

Nigeria and her security forces should well understand that the people can be fooled actually, but not all the time. Sooner than later, they will inevitably feel the wrath of the people.

Written by Chidiebere Obulose

Edited by Ogah C.S. Maduabuchi

For Family Writers Press international

FWPI Editorial: Instigations Behind Biafra Agitation

 FWPI Editorial: Instigations Behind Biafra Agitation

Biafrans are people with great historical and cultural pedigree as widely recognized and attested to by renowned global anthropologists, colonial administrators and foreign missionaries. They are known as a people with unusual/uncommon human qualities, striving with rare dynamism, versatility and ingenuity. Since the creation of the Nigerian contraption by the British overlords, Biafrans have virtually been everything to the Nigerian state and have persistently helped in the consolidation of the entity. This has been made possible through the sweat, doggedness, blood, talent and invaluable treasure of this very unique human race.

Foremost nationalist of the Nigerian independence, Uwalaka J.N. (2003), noted that it was Igbo Biafran in the person of late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, that took the front seat for the Nigerian independence drive against the British. Even when every other individual appeared skeptical or evasive to the ideology of Nigeria. It was Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe's care and concern for all Nigerians, that formed the opinion of Chief M.C.K. Ajuluchukwu, when he stated that "late Chief Obafemi Awolowo fought for the interest of the Yorubas, late Ahmadu Bello did likewise for the North while Nnamdi Azikiwe devoted his life, time and energy, preaching and serving the overriding interest of the entire Nigerian citizens. The Nigerian independence despite Zik's devotion and efforts, power was eventually transferred to late Tafawa Balewa as the Prime Minister. 

Nnamdi Azikiwe was made to serve as a mere ceremonial President that represented the Queen of England. Yet, Biafrans keyed in, until consumed by the idea of one Nigerianism with great prices for independence and unity, paid. The prices paid rightly confirmed the statement of Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife when he bluntly described as "tree of liberty, through the blood of Aba women as well as that of Enugu coal miners, being completely watered". Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, in a statement, also asserted that "the blood of martyrs shall water the tree of liberty". The watered blood thus, came from no other tribe or people but that of Biafrans during the pre-independence Nigerian era. Before and after independence, the  tree of One-Nigeria has uninhibitedly gulped the blood of Biafrans with series of killings and deaths.

With the above sundry examples, Biafrans have really experienced unmitigated slaughter at different occasions or incidents in Nigeria. In 2014, unarmed Biafrans were gruesomely massacred at Onitsha Head Bridge by the combined armed team of the Nigerian security forces during a peaceful protest staged for the release of the arrested leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). On the 29th of May 2015, Biafrans were massively killed in Aba High School where they converged to pray, preparatory to the Annual May 30th Biafra Memorial Service. This is done in memory of Biafra fallen heros and heroines. In 2016, another wave of genocide was visited on Biafrans by the Nigerian armed forces at Afara-Ukwu, Ibeku, Umuahia, Abia State. 

This mayhem was callously carried out at the family home of the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Many corpses of the slain were so terribly mutilated to avoid recognition, due to acidic substances poured on them by the Nigerian security operatives. The effect of that murderous genocide eventually claimed the lives of the parents of the IPOB leader, His Royal Majesty (HRM), late Eze Okwu-Kanu and Lolo Ugoeze S. Okwu-Kanu. The heinous activities of the grossly Fulani infested Nigerian government against innocent Biafrans, remains grievously unpardonable because such acts are inhuman. The criminal activities of the Nigerian Army, Navy and Police did not however subside as the oppression of the people persists. Massive killing and victimization yet continue in Imo State amongst others in Biafraland by both the Nigerian uniformed security personnel and Fulani killer herdsmen.

The only notable crime of Biafrans has remained their embrace of the Nigerian ideology. They believed in Nigeria so much so that it has become their greatest undoing to the extent that their benevolence, hard work and achievements are now being compensated with jealousy and bitter hatred. Their prowess and ingenuity are being misjudged for domination, their versatility has become exploitation. All these added up to the dread they have for Biafrans who are today being derided, suspected, massively killed, marginalized, molested and slavishily treated by the Nigerian state. The heroic and pioneering role in the national development are being jettisoned. Biafrans, due to their republican and industrial nature, vastly spread incomparably in numbers across Nigeria, more than any other tribe. 

They have immeasurably contributed to the economic and socio-political development of their adopted places of residence outside Biafraland. They successfully thrive against adverse conditions of life in their undaunted efforts to earn a living and further contribute to the economy and social upliftment of the areas. Biafrans have built roads to alleviate the suffering of many rural dwellers. They have engaged in bringing education closer to remotest indigenous rural dwellers, they have established communities in uninhabitable locations where people dreaded and yet, they have remained used as sacrificial lambs of appeasement by the Nigerian Fulani run government. Putting oneself in the shoes of Biafrans therefore, in the light of these gruelling exemplary narratives, it yet remains puzzling what optional or different measures could be adopted in response. Would the protagonists of  the Nigerian ideology, not seek their own freedom to definitively restore the dignity and survival of their own people? Let your conscience be the judge!

Written by Onyebuchi Eucharia

Deputy Editor-In-Chief

Family Writers Press International

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Hope Uzodimma, Adaka Boro, Ken Saro-Wiwa And Self-Consuming Hubris

The State Security Services (SSS) otherwise called Department of Security Services (DSS), as expected, has taken a cue from their British MI6 masters goading them on manipulative and disruptive or – if you like, divide and conquer journalism. There is a divisive article ostensibly floated about how Aguiyi Ironsi and Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu betrayed Adaka Boro's quest for Niger Delta Republic. The intended outcome of the propaganda-filled article and the untenable, flimsy narrative the people behind it are pushing, is not in doubt. The emotional blackmail of the article percolated on the imaginary reading surface aimed at convincing a gullible reader that Ironsi and Ojukwu arrested, jailed and – without providing any shred of historical evidence, killed over one hundred and fifty (150) of his soldiers thereby, somehow, betraying his Niger Delta Republican Movement. That is a lie in 2021 similar to ones told in 1967 by a sophisticated country dependent on Biafra oil and gas. 
What the article will not tell you regrettably, is that Adaka Boro's misadventure was a continuation of the boondoggle Willinks Commission set up to destroy Dr. Michael Okpara's Eastern Regional Government that was thinking locally, but acting globally – on the false premise that the Igbos would dominate. This is purely a thought crime. Something that never occurred. The poorly written essay cleverly left out the fact that both Adaka Boro and Ken Saro-Wiwa went to the same University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) on bursary from Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA). Instead of pointing out the infamous role played by Britain in convincing Major Chukwuma Nzeogwu to lead a military coup for them and their subsequent inciting media hype that resulted in Biafra genocide, the article continued down the racial profiling path of how Nzeogwu and his Igbo brothers killed Northern leaders while sparing their Eastern counterparts. Even though by their argument, Nzeogwu is from Delta State and therefore a Niger Deltan. The article also craftily hid the fact that, in the final onslaught, it was Yakubu Jack Gowon and Sani Abacha who killed Adaka Boro and Ken Saro-wiwa respectively, on allegation of treachery and treasonable felony. Why the writer deemed it more important to spread absolute falsehood banded more than 54 years ago over the genocide the Fulani tribe is committing against all the indigenous tribes, clearly tells you all that you need to know. 
There is a correlation between what Hope Uzodinma (the Supreme Court imposed administrator of Imo State), is doing and the ignoble roles played by Boro and Saro-wiwa, leading to Biafra declaration. They are both missions embarked on servitude, self serving avarice and perfidy. As was the case with both men, the hubristic tendencies of Hope Uzodinma have brought avoidable disappearances, tortures and deaths of young Biafran men and women including, my friend, Chijioke Ezirim. How an individual will prefer self aggrandizement over collective well-being of his people, really beats my imagination. That is exactly what Uzodinma was contracted to do by the Sokoto Caliphate and he was in the know. There is a recent report that Uzodinma is suing for dialogue. This is the best way to go and an option wise people exhaust first, before recourse to another. The problem with people who seek dialogue in the middle of a crisis is that they cannot be trusted. It is wiser not to take their demand in it's face value due to it's unconvincing nature and a sinister plan it hopes to surprisingly unleash. So, the joke is on the traitor to call off his military goons, release all prisoners of conscience and subscribe to a referendum, for a start. 
There is no moral equivalence between Ojukwu’s declaration of Biafra and Adaka Boro’s divisive movement. One was selfless and self-defense and the other was self serving and self consuming. This is a lesson for traitors like Hope Uzodinma.  
Written and edited by Chibueze Daniel 
For Family Writers Press International

Biafrans Are Ruled With "Rods Of Iron"

Hatred is a popular word in the history of mankind. It is used on things or beings that one is not friendly with or something that is detested. According to Oxford Dictionary, Hatred is defined as strong aversion; intense dislike; hateful regard; an affection of the mind awakened by something regarded as unpleasant, harmful or evil. 
The treatment or the way the old Eastern region of Nigeria is being treated, speaks volumes of hatred. In the history of Nigeria, people hardly talk positive of the Igbos (in the Eastern region), without getting a hate speech from about eighty percent (80%) of the other parts of the country. And one still wonders, what necessitated this level of hatred. Even before self-governance of the various parts of Nigeria between 1956-1959, the Igbos were massacred on several occasions especially in the Northern region. 22nd of June 1945, was the genesis of the Killing of Igbo people by in the history of mankind. 
It is well known that during the pre-colonial era, there existed basically, three (3) regions in Nigeria but when nepotism and ethnic sentiments came in 1966, there were series of meetings in order to iron out the issues hampering the positivity of the nation, Nigeria. One of those meetings was the famous "Aburi accord" between late General Odimegwu Ojukwu and General Yakubu Gowon, which was later violated by Gowon. He then declared war on Biafra (the Eastern region). 
In the course of this violation, there came the so-called Nigeria/Biafra war that lasted from 1967 to 1970, which can be called the world versus Biafra war. This war claimed the lives of about five million Igbos. Thereafter, the Eastern region was divided, carving out the miniaturized five states as IGBO States. 
After the declaration of no victor, no vanquish in 1970, the Igbos have been the most active force in one Nigerianism by investing and developing virtually all parts of the federation. But no matter their positive impact in the One-Nigeria project, they are still being hated, marginalized and cheated in all things except in pains and agony. 
In the year 1999, the core Northern parts of Nigeria began their quest for sharia law. This was later granted by the President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, without killing of any Northerner. When Igbos demand their own right to self-determination, they became enemies of the state. The ever presence of military and security personnel in the Eastern part of the country who engage mostly in extortion and killing of innocent people in the region without recourse, shows much evidence of hatred towards the Igbos. 
Now, there have been so much unrests in the Northern part and all the government does have been pampering and negotiating with the terrorists and their so-called bandits who have been killing and pillaging on daily basis. But a none violent group, called the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which came up in the year 2002, agitating for justice and equity for both South-East and South-South (Biafraland), the Nigerian government has relentlessly launched attacked and killed many members of the group, with attempted murder of it's leader, in 2017. The same peaceful movement was later proscribed. 
The judicial arm did it's worst by ruling in favour of Hope Uzodimma, as the governor of Imo State even when he came 4th in the gubernatorial election. Eversince the forceful installation of Hope Uzodimma as the Imo State Governor, peace has since gone to oblivion. All the Nigerian government does is to militarize the zone and kill  innocent civilians in the name of killing IPOB and operatives of Eastern security network (ESN). 
As Balotelli, a popular footballer will always ask, "why always me?" and one will ask why always the Igbos? It is high time equity play it's vital role to balance the whole system. Or simply put, let the Biafran nation go and determine her own future and that of her unborn children. 

Written by Onyemachi Eme
Edited by Chukwuemeka Okechukwu
For Family Writers Press International

"In The Language They Will Understand", Buhari Stated.

President Muhammadu Buhari, in a recent interview, openly declared that his government is ready to repeat the genocide which the Nigerian State committed against Biafrans between 1967-1970. Record holds it that Britain masterminded the genocidal war levied against Biafrans, with Russia, Egypt and others as allies.

My focus on this article is on the brazenly open and defiant declaration of the Nigerian government's readiness to bring about a repeat of that evil once again, on Biafrans.
Systematically, the genocide is already on and is being driven tactically.
Recently, there was an attack on the home of Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead counsel of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). This precisely happened on the early hours of Sunday morning being 6th June 2021, which resulted in the killing of his Personal Assistant,  Mr. Samuel Okoro (Biggie). He was barbarically burnt to ashes in Barrister Ifeanyi Ejioffor's Toyota vehicle. The Barrister's household attendants are yet to be released by the combined squad of the Nigeria Army, Police and Civil Defense, which in commando-style, invaded his home in Oraifite town, Ekwusigo Local Government Area, Anambra. They came fully armed on armoured carrier tank, toyota hilux vans and other vehicles, to intimidate and terrorize unarmed indigenous people. If this is not a clear indication of war, one then wonders what it really is.

On Wednesday 10th June 2021, a group of Fulani terrorists operating within Lokpanta, a location within Okigwe and Abia territory, abducted travelers who plied that route to various parts of the East. The abducted passengers, most of whom were women, appeared raped and devastated upon release. The women especially, would not stop crying.

The ongoing Owerri massacre has become a routine for over forty (40) days now and it is being carried out by the Nigerian joint military operations on innocent civilian population of Imo State, in a bid to systematically downgrade the Igbos. These are confirmations of the genocidal threat - "IN THE LANGUAGE THEY WILL UNDERSTAND".

The current DCP Abba Kyari, is from Borno state, Northern Nigeria, where terrorists have decimated hundreds of thousands of people and taken over their properties. Yet the Fulani led government under Buhari, is bent on repeating a genocide on peaceful populations in the East, as he threatened, for daring to ask for a referendum in the exercise of their legitimate right to self-determination as enshrined in the United Nations Charter of which Nigeria is signatory. For years now, the call for a referendum for Biafra has been met with acts of aggression. The East has become militarized, with soldiers and policemen firing live ammunition into peaceful protesting crowds and going on to abduct people from their homes at night for summary executions. 

The world should be aware that Biafrans are being exterminated and it is a well thought-out plan by the Nigerian government under Buhari. The principle of self-determination is prominently embodied in Article 1 of the Charter of the United Nations. It's inclusion in the UN Charter marks the universal recognition of the principle as fundamental to the maintenance of friendly relations and peace among member states. 

All peoples have the right to self-determination. By virtue of that right, they freely determine their political status and pursue their economic, social and cultural development. This is therefore, to alert the world that another genocide in effect to the comments of Muhammadu Buhari (the only Nigerian President that never grants a live interview or press conference), is ongoing in Biafraland.

An adage says that "it's only a tree that stands still after is threatened of being cut down". A goat when threatened would defend itself with it's horns, how much more a people with brains and God on their side.

Written by
Donald Okorie

Edited by 
Chukwunyere E. Emenogu

For Family Writers Press International

Monday, 14 June 2021

Nigeria, Desperately Beating The Drums Of War

 Nigeria, Desperately Beating The Drums Of War

To all the proponents of the Nigerian oppressive government, pertinent questions that need be asked are: Who really is fanning the embers of war in the country? Why is the Nigerian presidency carefully avoiding holding a meaningful dialogue with the "messengers of death"? Why has the military tactically refused, unleashing it's might on the Fulani killer herdsmen in their mad quest for control and domination in Benue State? Right under the nose of President Muhammadu Buhari, his home State, Katsina, the terrorists whom he proudly referred to as his "misguided brothers", had boldly kidnapped secondary school students in their numbers and he woefully failed to authorize the deployment of military might against the perpetrators. But elsewhere in the South-East, full blown military operation has been visited on the innocent, peaceful, law abiding civilian population. Is the demand for a REFERENDUM, a call for war? In Buhari's own words, all those that carried out protests at Lekki tollgate in Lagos, wanted him removed from office, really? Why have the operatives of the Department of Security Services (DSS), not yet been deployed against Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, the bandits' negotiator?

The Nigerian government remains the war drummer and this fully activated, will certainly consume all if caution is blatantly thrown to the winds. People are really fed up with the seeming endemic economic strangulation and spate of state-orchestrated insecurity ravaging the country. The government has consciously, visited the entire scenario with biasness and complacency. At the time when people can no longer fold their hands and be killed, the atmosphere is earnestly being charged for the unexpected. They will assuredly rise up with questions that need definitive answers. The citizens are totally saturated with mere life existence and need uncompromised security even in their beguiled esteem. All that the government can pride itself with, is shamelessly negotiating with dare-devil terrorists and at public glare, paying whooping ransom worth billions of dollars to them. The terrorists in reciprocation, have aggravated their attacks on the indigenous civilian populace, effortlessly kidnapping and killing as many students amongst others, as they could.

For simply and rightly demanding for a referendum and assemblying self-defence volunteers in the mold of Eastern Security Network (ESN), the Nigerian government got rattled in it's protection ambiguity for the forth most deadliest terror group in the world, whose evil activities have most terribly, been brought upon the people. The Aso Rock cabal has unleashed both the military and police on the civilians of mainly Igbo extraction (South-East), while Fulani terrorists maintain field days in their annihilative drives in Ebonyi and Imo States, respectively.

Recall that the same Nigerian government in the year 2018, handed over to the Islamic terrorists, unhindered (legitimate) resources through their admission into the Nigerian military and police.  It is therefore justified to categorically demand here that the army be immediately and unreservedly withdrawn from the streets, roads and communities, across Biafraland. Let the provocation  be brought to an end.

Written by Anioke Chukwunonso

Edited by Peter Oshagwu

For Family Writers Press International

True To Their Radical Islamic Ideology, The Fulanis Blame Others For Their Boondoggle Choices

Nobody was a better proponent of restructuring than I was before 2019 general election (selection?). On 17th October 2018, as a guest columnist on daily Sun Newspaper,  I made a strong case for restructuring with an article titled “VP SLOT, ATIKU AND SOUTH-EAST.” 
Fearing that the outcome of the 2019 election was already pre-determined, for the record, I joined my voice to those of the non-political and honest advocates looking for a win-win. The ascension to the political throne, in 2015, was followed by an up thrust in violence visited on the indigenous tribes on the table leaving the Fulani as the only tribe with full access to the seats at the table. It must be pointed out that the inaction of both domestic and international actors left the Fulani with no reason whatsoever to consider any suggestion or demand, other than their quest for blood – blood of baboons and dogs!  
Barack Obama did a maximum damage through his chief strategist, David Axelrod. History will forever be unkind to him. It was shocking, in 2015, to hear Northerners (non-Fulanis and non-muslims with Muslims) parrot the divide and rule talking points of David Axelrod's lobbying firm which was holding fort for APC, while I was coming from Jos end route Abuja; deflecting blame from Fulani for Boko Haram carnage in the North and placing them on President Jonathan. Well, with the demand for a Middlebelt (Kwararafa) Republic, it’s clear that they now understand that it was Obama doing British propaganda job albeit too late. 
One of the things taught by history is an Islamist's unending pointing of finger and lack of responsibility. They prefer to pass the buck and play the victims' card for their monstrous creation and self-serving expedition. As an example, Islamists blamed the crusaders even though Jihadism was the reason for its creation. Islamists blame the Jews for rising up and defending themselves. The same way Fulani Islamists blame Biafrans for setting up Eastern Security Network (ESN), for the defense of their homeland. 
Fulanis, as good students of radical Islamism, have learned the art of blame game. They have taken it up via another notch with the following: 
(a) That letter from the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) to Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Bayero, is a must read and a red flag. The Fulani group (There is no coalition in the group), is blaming Biafrans for their self consuming hatred, wickedness and poor choices. It is recommended. 
(b) The high illiteracy – especially female illiteracy rate, is a widely known time bomb ticking. That as well as the Almajiri policy is blamed on Biafrans (Of course when South is mentioned, we know who they are referring to), by people who have run the country from its inception. 
(c) We all know the genesis of terrorism and insecurity in Nigeria. However, the Fulanis are shaming and blaming the victims of their terrorism and the people asking for referendum (those they incorrectly refer to as secessionists), for the failed state status of Nigeria. 
It is not the intention of this writer to exhaust all the blames oozing from Fulani Islamists. Rather, the intended outcome is to stir conversation and make it a part of historical archive. 
To conclude, it is boondoggle to think or have a belief that anything other than complete and total dissolution is needed in Nigeria. The statement, “Divided we fall, united we stand”, has found its exception in Nigeria's situation. Now, the reality of the situation in Nigeria is that logically, it is deductible that “Divided we stand, united we fall.”  Know that and know peace! 
Written and edited by Chibueze Daniel 
For Family Writers Press International

Responsive Full Width Ad

Copyright © 2020 The Biafra Herald