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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

NIGERIA: Africa's biggest economy has crashed into recession----Business Insider

NIGERIA:  Africa's biggest economy has crashed into recession


Published by Family Writers

 Africa's largest economy, Nigeria, has officially entered recession after two consecutive quarters of contraction.

Gross domestic product shrank by 2.06% in the second quarter of 2016, following a 0.36% shrinking in the first quarter, according to data released by the country's National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday.

Those two consecutive quarters of economic shrinkage mean the country is in its first recession in more than 20 years.

Recession in Nigeria may be an unwelcome development, but it is not unexpected. Earlier in the year, Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, warned "recession was imminent," the Financial Times reports.

"We have long warned of a slow-burning crisis in Nigeria," Capital Economics' Africa economist, John Ashbourne, said in May. "It now seems that this view was too optimistic: The country is headed into a full-blown economic crisis."

The International Monetary Fund has also warned on the state of the country's economy, forecasting that growth will shrink by 1.8% in 2016.

The big driver of the slump in the Nigerian economy, which was one of Africa's great success stories until recently, has been the persistently low price of oil over the past 2 1/2 years. Nigeria relies heavily on oil and is the largest producer of the commodity on the continent, producing roughly 2.4 million barrels a day. Given that oil's price has slumped from more than $100 a barrel in 2014 to roughly $48 now, it is perhaps unsurprising that the country has struggled to find economic growth.

The Nigerian oil industry's problems have been made even worse by a series of major disruptions in the oil-rich Niger Delta area, caused largely by a militant group calling itself the Niger Delta Avengers. Most notably, the group attacked a Chevron offshore facility in May and the underwater Forcados export pipeline operated by Shell in late March. The production disruptions caused by these attacks and others have wreaked havoc with the already stricken industry.

Dr. Yemi Kale, the CEO of the National Bureau of Statistics, tweeted to illustrate just how badly oil revenues in the country had been hit:

"38. Oil GDP contracted by -17.48% in Q2 2016 (due to substantial disruptions in oil production); -1.89% in Q1 2016 and -6.79% in Q2 2016."

 Growth in non-oil sectors of the country's economy has also been badly hit, as Business Insider's Elena Holodny wrote in May, with manufacturing taking the biggest hit. Non-oil GDP contracted by 0.38% in Q2, according to a tweet by Kale. The country's decision to unpeg the naira against the dollar does not appear to have led to a hoped-for influx of dollar investment. Instead the government is now dealing with inflation.

"This is very bad news for Nigeria's government, which has justified the current FX system as a method of promoting non-oil industries," Ashbourne of Capital Economics said. "It is now clear that these policies have — as we'd long argued — made a bad situation worse."

While things look pretty bleak for the economy, research from Barclays circulated to clients on Wednesday argues that the worst of Nigeria's crisis may be over.

"Economic activity in Q3 16 continues to be hampered by security concerns in the Niger Delta, ongoing FX shortages, rising inflation and significantly tighter monetary policy. That said, the decision by militants to stop attacks, the implementation of the 2016 budget and better availability of FX, despite it remaining a massive constraint, suggests a marginally better outlook for H2," Ridle Markus argued in Barclays' "Sub-Saharan Africa Daily" note.

Markus did say, however, that "for the year as a whole, we fear that the economy is set to contract, which will be the first full-year recession since 1991."

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BIAFRA: Count me out from your amorphous RE-IPOB – Arthur Nwankwo

BIAFRA: Count me out from your amorphous RE-IPOB – Arthur Nwankwo

BY CLIFFORD NDUJIHE

Published by Family Writers

Dr Arthur Nwankwo

CHANCELLOR of the Eastern Mandate Union, EMU, Dr Arthur Nwankwo, has dissociated himself from the Reformed Indigenous People of Biafra, 'RE-IPOB' an alleged IPOB breakaway group, he dissociates himself as nominee from old Eastern Region to negotiate with the Federal Government on Biafra. In a four-paragraph statement, Nwankwo, who restated his clamour for the restructuring of the country, said the association of his name to RE-IPOB is scandalous and unacceptable.

Reacting to media reports in which Fake RE-IPOB mentioned him as one of the eminent Igbo personalities to negotiate with the Federal Government, he said: ”The statement credited to an amorphous breakaway group from the IPOB called RE-IPOB, gave the impression that I am in league with it. I consider the association of my name to this type of self-serving group absolutely scandalous, ridiculous and totally unacceptable. I have nothing whatsoever to do with the group or any other group for that matter. ”My position on the state of Nigeria is not ambiguous. I have relentlessly canvassed a thorough-going restructuring of this country; where all the ethnic nationalities in Nigeria would come to a round table to negotiate their existence. ”The Igbo nation has not mandated any person or group to negotiate for it. I therefore dissociate myself completely from RE-IPOB and demand an immediate retraction of my name from their press release to avoid unpleasant consequences.”


NNAMDI KANU: ANY HARM AGAINST NNAMDI KANU WILL RUIN NIGERIA ENTIRELY

NNAMDI KANU: ANY HARM AGAINST NNAMDI KANU WILL RUIN NIGERIA ENTIRELY

By Prince Ugochukwu Olisakwe
For Family writers
Adamu Kujeyin

The information reaching the desk of Biafra family Writers through Biafra intelligent unit is that the Nigeria government led by President Buhari seriously wants the leader of indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu dead at all costs, since his plan to jail him through his unscrupulous judicial means has failed. The jail incident, where teargas was fired at Nnamdi Kanu prison Windows, proved that Buhari is guilty of the very act to assassinate him. The special intelligence unit of the indigenous people of Biafra Abia state reported that they are aware of the incident and how president Buhari the Hitler of Africa connived with Nigeria prison security to murder Nnamdi Kanu in kuje prison. IPOB Intelligent office gathered after investigation on 29th August 2016, which revealed that Adamu Kujeyin (PIP), the head of the armed squad were bribed handsomely and hired by President Buhari to embark on this vicious act in order to terminate the Biafra dream of Nnamdi Kanu since his puppet judge (in) Justice Tsoho and DSS has failed in bringing a verifiable evidence to buttress his allegation of treason and treasonable felony. Therefore another approach was to hire a warden at the Kuje prison, this moron Adamu fired 5 cannisters of teargas and fired gunshots directly at Nnamdi Kanu's room to fulfill the task given to him by his paymasters.

Though the assassination attempt on Nnamdi kanu was futile, Adamu and his accomplices were automatically sacked and withdrawn from the prison service as reported by IPOB special intelligence unit. IPOB special intelligence unit is warning Mr. Buhari and his cohorts who are desperate to kill Nnamdi Kanu to desist from such heinous crime which is capable of razing down the entire edifice of Nigeria. Nigeria which is already facing Boko-Haram terrorists in the north and the renewed struggle of the Niger-delta freedom fighters (Niger Delta Avengers) will not survive the revolution of indigenous people of Biafra(IPOB) should Nnamdi kanu follow the way of the late chief M.K.O Abiola who was mysteriously killed in prison custody about 23 years ago. Mr. Nnamdi Kanu is the leader of over 70 million Biafrans and the possibility of another endless war and the total destruction of all living things in the area called Nigeria will be the greatest undoing of this century if any harm is done on him. It is crystal clear that Nigeria government has already lost the case and should in posterity release Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally to avoid the impending doom his detention will bring on the already battered image of Nigeria. IPOB special intelligence is still following the events as it unfolds as no man can stop the freedom of Nnamdi Kanu and ultimate restoration of Biafra sovereignty which Buhari's administration has already made easier and possible. In the end justice will prevail....!!!

Free Nnamdi Kanu now...!!!
Free Biafra...!!!

Edited by Comrade Ogbuanya Chikezie Nnamdi,
For Family Writers.

BIAFRA : KILL ONE BIAFRAN AND TEN THOUSAND EMERGES

NNAMDI KANU:   KILL ONE BIAFRAN AND TEN THOUSAND EMERGES

By Ibeh Gift Amarachi
For Family Writers


See the scavengers and molesters of Biafra the Eagle that lays the Golden egg, tear themselves apart and strathegising on how to stop the operations in the jungle, but they stand at an attention in deep surprise, seeing the vibrancy and never give up attitude of such unprecedented Braveness and Fearlessness displayed by those who have the Nnamdi Kanu in them. Oh. How can this scavengers stop Biafrans, they kill and cage, but see Ten Thousand rising above them. When their jihadist master ask why the job of total extermination is not done? He gets an answer KILL ONE BIAFRAN AND TEN THOUSAND EMERGES.

  The Killings of a coalition of Lion, cannot stop her existence. Caging the Lion King, can not deter the pride and coalition of Lions from devouring their obstacles and achieving their aims, the scavenger can only cage a Lion, but her Followers must continue ruling the jungle. The scavengers called Nigerians, have poured maize on the floor to lure the sabotaging chickens to stop the ordained cause of Biafra the Eagle that lays the golden egg, but she keeps soaring high, to the amazement of the Saboteurs and when they ask of the secret behind the resoluteness, voices roars, KILL ONE BIAFRAN AND TEN THOUSAND EMERGES.

  The Lion of the tribe of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu who fought to deliver the Eagle from the evil hunters, was caged through the swat of Goats given Grasses to eat, yet there is no capitulation. The scavengers have spent money that can cause tsunami to stop her means of information Radio Biafra, yet the station keeps resounding and chases evil spirits into a swine of pigs, while they run away. They have captured and stripped us of our information devices, just to keep us in the dark, while they have their Brown Envelope Medias operating, yet the display of resoluteness is seen. See them everywhere, trying to stop the struggle in the jungle, by sending their secret corrupt service men to Maim and Abduct the pride of Lions and when they succeed with ONE,TEN THOUSAND EMERGES.


They have tried mutating the genetic codes of Goats and coined them to become Lions like TRIPOB,REIPOB,RNDA,but nature has raised a standard against them. They have given swat of Goats the name of a Lion to stop the struggle, yet the entirety of mankind sees the obvious difference and knows a Goat can never be a King. As the evil hunters formulate new names to cause problems in the jungle,they see a rebirth of Ten Thousand. When the evil hunters scream in surprise,voices roars; KILL ONE BIAFRAN AND TEN THOUSAND EMERGES.


The scavengers have hunted Biafrans in their homes, laid ambush and abduct them to unknown dungeons, yet the rebirth of ten thousand Biafrans keeps surfacing. What a resolute and consistent followers, who would not give up like their leader! Tracing the coalition of Lions to their jungle, has not deter others from fighting in the jungle. They keep screaming, BIAFRA OR DEATH. Enemies keep strathegising and restrathegising on the possible means of setting a trap or hunting this Brave Lion down yet, they hear voices KILL ONE BIAFRAN AND TEN THOUSAND EMERGES.

  They have tried penetrating into the jungle to bring in their divide and rule system, yet the spirit of unity they can’t comprehend with, has chased them far away from the jungle. The evil hunters moved further to bribe the Kids of Goats called Ohaneze Youths and Mend to distabilise the jungle with crumbs on the floor,yet the struggle keeps waxing stronger. How can they stop this ordained struggle? Mama Africa and The entirety of Mankind, whispers to their ears,this Nation being agitated for, is spiritually anchored and cannot be stopped. In their stubbornness they move in their numbers to try a lost battle, but at the end they fail. When they ask why seeing more numbers surfacing after the abductions, Maiming and Killings? The formidable voices roars, KILL ONE BIAFRAN AND TEN THOUSAND EMERGES.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

NNAMDI KANU THE ENVY OF NIGERIA SOUTHERN POLITICIANS

NNAMDI KANU THE ENVY OF NIGERIA SOUTHERN POLITICIANS

Nnamdi Kanu
By Ibeh Gift Amarachi
For Family Writers

The envy of Nnamdi Kanu's intelligence and success by the South-East, South-South and Nigeria Politicians at large, is beyond human comprehension. I have interviewed several Individuals, Politicians, Traditional rulers, and can boldly state it clear that, they are of knowledge that Biafrans are on the right track. But, I figured out that, one of the reasons for not supporting IPOB under Nnamdi Kanu, is the undying envy, of a Leader and Prophet they can never be. 

 Ohaneze Ndigbo,South East and South-South Politicians tag Nnamdi Kanu a "Little Boy" . When asked why sabotaging and opposing the Biafra struggle, they give you a juvenile answer "How Can A Little Boy Lead Me? Nnamdi Kanu is too young, for me to be under him. I can't be under the leadership, of a Boy who is at the age of my son". It will surprise you to know that, this same Little Boy command millions of followers who are still loyal to him, even on detention and without financial attachment.

  The thoughts of having an incorruptible young Man, is tearing the power mongers in the Southern part of Nigeria apart. One may ask, how old was General Chukwuemeka Ojukwu,Nelson Mandela and other freedom fighters, when they took up the freedom fighting mantle?  Apart from stooping so low to eat from the crumbs of their Hausa/Fulani Pay Masters, they cannot stand the fact that, a Young Man like Nnamdi Kanu who epitomises standard Leadership and Greatness, is commanding a Crowd they don't stand the chance to control, even with their Political campaign. They wish to be like this unprecedented leader, but the level of corruption that has eaten up their system like cankerworm, would not give them such life time opportunity. The Indigenous People Of Biafra under the leadership of Citizen Nnamdi Kanu are ready to sacrifice their lives, for Nnamdi Kanu,this is one thing no one can do for this corrupt politicians, which led to the exhibition of envy. 

 Nnamdi Kanu who this corrupt politicians claim to be too young to command the crowd following him, gave them a chance to do same, but it will surprise you to know that, the likes of Ikedife,Rochas Okorocha,Willie Obiano,Vitor Atah and a host of others in their life time, could not control such followers even with their monstrous political campaigns and stolen funds. If you consider Nnamdi Kanu to be too young, publicly state your achievements and the impact you have created, for the World to see. Even with the stolen funds, none of these politicians have been able to create employment or stop the economic meltdown gigantically facing them, rather the masses who voted them in, keep dying of perpetual poverty and neglects.

 This same Southern Politicians who do the bidding of the Hausa/Fulani, in their very eyes, have those they claim to be ruling, get massacred by the Youths from the North with impunity. They watch the Southern Women get raped and have their heads chopped off, without putting a stop to it. They pretentiously cry in the public and still travel to Aso Rock to laugh with their paymaster, like Ugwuanyi the Governor of Enugu State. How then will such incompetent ruler, be respected by the people? It is an obvious fact that, the masses have lost trust in them.

 If you don't want a Young Man to rule over you, why not showcase the intelligence of an Elderly Man which will create a positive impact in the lives of those you are leading, rather than trying to sabotage the intelligence of a man you consider too young to be a leader? Nnamdi Kanu's Truthfulness, Intelligence and Incorruptible lifestyle, gave rise to his success, rebirth of Biafra agitation and the determined coalition and pride of Lions surrounding him. But, the Lies, deceit, cowardice nature and corrupt lifestyles of this power mongers, have kept the crowd totally far from them. People have grown in intelligence, to understand the difference between Rulers and Leaders.  One can only buy the heart of money conscious individuals, but the millions of people ready to die on that cause must emerge.

I want the Nigeria Politicians to understand the fact that, Nnamdi Kanu was called and ordained to get Biafra restored. Biafra is spiritually anchored and no level of envy, sabotage or fight, can stop Biafra from being restored under his leadership. Detaining him, will not put a stop to the struggle, As long as you don't have what it takes to get Biafra restored, you cannot command same crowd as he does and the intensity of your envy will not stop the restoration of Biafra.

Another Plot by Buhari administration to Assassinate Nnamdi Kanu Uncovered

Another Plot by Buhari administration to Assassinate Nnamdi Kanu Uncovered

BY COMMRADE CHUKWU OGBU

FOR FAMILY WRITERS
Nnamdi Kanu


There was “Indiscriminate gunshots” fired by officials of the Nigerian Prison Service” at kuje prison were the leader of the indigenous people of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu is currently undergoing unlawful detention. According to Radio Biafra report, “There is plan by Nigerian government to kill Nnamdi Kanu in kuje prison. It may be recall that several attempts have been made on the life of Nnamdi Kanu in his prison cell at Kuje.

A prison warder in Kuje who do not want his name in print told Family Writers that plan have been put in place to murder Nnamdi Kanu because he is seen as a threat to Nigeria unity, when asked why it has not been executed, he revealed that killing Nnamdi Kanu now will cause serious trouble in Nigeria, he further stated that Federal government have implored a technique of framing prison invasion by hoodlums or jailbreak to murder Nnamdi Kanu.
"I can tell you confidently that 100 percent of claims of DSS against Nnamdi Kanu are forged.
"These people are getting fake documents and manipulating fake proves to desperately jail or murder Nnamdi Kanu the source revealed.
It is very cruel and disheartened that international community and world leaders have vehemently refused to heed to the calls of Biafra for urgent restoration of Biafra nation. Despite the killings, injustice and mass murder of Biafrans by Nigeria army lead by muhammadu buhari the world seems to be silent and the U.N charter seems to have outlived its usefulness.

According to George W.Bush an American politician who was the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. He said “Are millions of men and women and children condemned by history or culture to live in despotism? Are they alone never to know freedom, and never even to have a choice in the matter? I, for one, do not believe it. I believe every person has the ability and the right to be free.

With the above statement, no matter how hard Nigeria government try to undermine the Biafra struggle, no matter the continuous silents of U.N, Biafra restoration must surely stand. NIGERIA MAY TAKE AWAY OUR OIL, OR OUR RESOURCES, BUT THEY SHOULD NOT JEOPARDICE WITH OUR FREEDOM, BECAUSE OUR FREEDOM IS OUR PRIDE. FREE BIAFRA, FREE NNAMDI KANU.

EXPOSED: Secret Execution of Biafran Youths by the Nigerian Government

SECRET EXECUTION OF OUR BIAFRAN YOUTHS BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT

By Kings J.V Chibuzor
For family writers

The Nigerian government and it's smart ways of clamping down and executing innocent Biafrans continued, investigation carried out revealed  that the Nigerian government has device a new means of exterminating the Biafrans. Their latest means is going around on different platforms of the social media announcing for what they call the Biafra security service (BSS) recruitment. Thereby capturing the unsuspecting youths who ignorantly applies for the recruitment in the process and disappearing them completely. 

The department of state services (DSS) with their secret agents have kidnapped and maimed hundreds of Biafran youths with the disguise of recruiting them. Recently the Nigerian government deployed about 800 released boko haram terrorists in Nigerian Police uniform to Biafra land and their assignment is to kidnap our young youths and take them to unknown destination, this shows that President Muhammadu Buhari is trying every means possible to secretly exterminate Biafrans. Many cases of missing youths have been severally tabled to IPOB Journalists and our findings proved that the work of the deployed military personnel in Biafra land is to kidnap and kill all the Igbo-Biafra responsible youths by every means possible.

IPOB is warning all Biafran youths that the plan to establish BSS is brought by the Nigerian government to disorganize and secretly kill as much as they can the Biafran youths agitating for the sovereign state of Biafra. This people are not with us, they are the same thing as Boko Haram terrorists parading on military uniforms that shoots molest and kill armless and peaceful protesters. The Nigerian government is aware that IPOB is sagacious, fanatical and ordained by the creator of the heavens and earth for the struggle to restore the sovereign state of Biafra and nothing can hinder the struggle, kidnapping and killing us can never stop or pause the struggle. Rather it strengthened us more to mobilize and defend ourselves by every means possible. It's either Biafra flag is raised up or their will be nothing left in Nigeria. BIAFRA OR DEATH!

Edited by Jenny Black
For Family Writers.

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