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Saturday, 12 October 2019

THE ECONOMIC STRANGULATION OF BIAFRALAND AND THE DECEIT OF IGBO PRESIDENCY

THE ECONOMIC STRANGULATION OF BIAFRALAND AND THE DECEIT OF IGBO PRESIDENCY

In a desperate bid by the Nigerian State to completely wreck the economic developmental growth of the indigenous Biafran population who are forcefully caged in the Nigerian contraption, the federal government has relentlessly being churning out despotic policies aimed totally and permanently, at mortgaging the future of Biafra citizens. Though some questions could prop up regarding what the Governors within the South-East and South-South regions are realistically doing to effect positive changes in the lives of the people but instead, these self-serving political merchants have surreptitiously been aiding the Nigerian oppressive government to kill, maim and subject their people to misery and strangulation.

Words will not suffice to fully describe the level of the dastardly effects the obnoxious economic and political policies of the Nigerian government, have meted on Biafrans over the years. This desperate strangulation drive cuts across every segment of the citizens' well-being including increase in taxation which is much more than what obtains in other parts of the country. Others are total shutdown of airports and seaports, dilapidated roads, failed healthcare delivery systems, deliberate destruction of indigenous livelihood, vegetation and aquatic lives through persistent oil spillages, militarisation of the entire regions and suffocation/denial of freedom vis-a-vis exercise of fundamental human rights.

It is shamefully disappointing that there is no existence of a single Federal Government presence in Biafraland as there is absolutely no genuine leadership in whatever shape, with the willingness to exert the needed pressure on the Nigerian government to accede to the just demands of developmental projects that will impact positively on the life of the citizenry.

The disgusting mediocrity of the so-called intelligentsia cum the hypocritical Igbo leadership are not only demeaning but treacherous. These opportunists are grossly unperturbed and view the demands for the well-being of their people as entirely immaterial. They instead are hell-bent, aiding the oppressive Nigerian government in the destruction of the same people they are supposed to protect. There is invariably no other region in Nigeria that is exempted from having either seaports, dryports or airports except Biafraland where they daily harvest the resources that sustain the powers that be and their respective enclaves. The evil policy of enslavement and subjugation has so meticulously been implemented, has grievously alienated the people from federal government's investments.

How then on earth and even in the face of this level of institutionalized injustice, could individuals of such a low esteem and substance, be calling for Igbo presidency? What really do they have to offer now to lift Biafrans, out of the pit of decades of misery and servitude? What hope have the people, getting their welfare bettered within their indigenous territories? These snitches shamelessly serve as agents of shrewd Nigerian arrangement and tools of the oppressive Islamic caliphate. The purported Igbo presidency is a hoax floated for deception and must be completely rejected by the Biafra indigenous population in order to preserve their future and their land.

Furthering their tyrannical agenda of subjugation, strangulation and penury, the Nigerian government in criminal connivance with the Fulani caliphated stooges in Government Houses across Biafraland, have succeeded in creating the worst form of ethnic despotism through the imposition of high tax rates on commuters to the tune of seventy seven (77) toll gates within the region alone while other regions of Arewa North with vast land and Oduduwaland combined, have less number of toll gates and tax cuts. The implication therefore is that Biafrans have to pay for the lives they live. This is the definitely the set time for us to collectively defend our future as a people from the grip of strangulation and imposition of orchestrated penury.

These must not be allowed. not now, not ever!

Written by Anioke Chukwunonso

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press International

IPOB ENUGU STATE INAUGURATE AGUOBUOWA FAMILY UNIT IN EZEAGU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

IPOB ENUGU STATE INAUGURATE AGUOBUOWA FAMILY UNIT IN EZEAGU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

Aguobuowa, an autonomous community in Ezeagu local government area of Enugu State in Biafraland, is blessed with large expanse of land housing variety of settlements. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in her resilient drive in spreading the Biafra restoration gospel to every nook and cranny of Biafraland, has very courageously, broken through this area through the instrumentality of IPOB Enugu Mobilization Team. It has really been a rewarding effort worthy of commendation.

Over time, the influence of Nigerian politics has hampered the stability of IPOB family in this local government area. In 2016, IPOB had a couple of family units inaugurated in communities like Eziama and Imeziowa which no longer exist.

On Friday 4th October 2019, the Enugu family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has finally succeeded in establishing a new family unit in Aguobuowa community with the new members expected to win other converts from within their locality.

Principal officers were appointed to pilot the affairs of the new family by ensuring effective and efficient coordination. The event had the presence of the Enugu State Chief Mobilization Officer, Mazi Egwuatu Chukz who led proceedings. All IPOB protocols were accordingly adopted. The Ezeagu local government area coordinator alongside the nineth mile coordinator were equally present. Mazi Kalu Michael, the Enugu-West Media Head, handled the media concerns.

All indigenes of Ezeagu resident both at home and abroad, are hereby encouraged to join hands and support the Biafra restoration effort through the establishment of additional family units in their localities.

Egwuatu Chukz
Reporting for Family Writers Press International

WHY NIGERIA MUST DISINTEGRATE INTO BIAFRA AND OTHER NATIONS

WHY NIGERIA MUST DISINTEGRATE INTO BIAFRA AND OTHER NATIONS

The recent news that the current Northern Nigerian governors met and warned against the division/ dissolution of Nigeria, agitates all freedom loving people, particularly Biafrans because they (Northern Nigeria governors) and their hirelings cannot decide for the Indigenous People of Nigeria if Nigeria should be divided or not. They are the problem of Nigeria and have held Biafrans and other indigenous people of the country down against their wish since the creation of this contraption to serve British economic interests since 1914, which was re-legitimised in 1960 during it's flag independence.

What's more ? The Northern elites have run the country exclusively by itself or it's southern stooges with the exception of the brief period of President Goodluck Jonathan, to the economic misery of the hapless citizens. Biafrans who are the major producers of the economic resources that sustain the contraption, have been at the receiving end of stone-age economic policies and have been visited with economic damnation and political marginalization, resulting in Biafrans constituting over 90 % of Nigerians in the diaspora. A review of the leadership of Nigeria since independence will show the North's monopolization of leadership at Nigerias helm of affairs, particularly during the military era.

Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, a Northerner, was Nigeria's first leader. He was a lieutenant of Sir Ahmadu Bellov (Premier of Northern Nigeria) and ruled Nigeria with his directives. Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe who was actually the father of Nigeria's independence struggle, ended up as Nigeria's nominal President. On taking over power, Balewa commenced a scheme to permanently northernise political power in Nigeria and Islamise Nigeria. He jailed the opposition leader, Obafemi Awolowo and sought to confiscate democracy. This led to his overthrow and murder by Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu in January 1966.
Unfortunately, this coup was not totally successful as Major General Aguiyi Ironsi stopped the coup but ended up hijacking the leadership for a brief period due to the vacuum created by the death of Tafawa Balewa.

Following Tafawa Balewa's death, the Northern Fulani Oligarchy aided by the British, contrived a series of events which included protests, agitations, Igbo genocidal killings and general insurrection against General Ironsi's government, ultimately leading to his violent overthrow & death in July, 1966. Paralleling Ironsi's death was the brutal killings of virtually all Biafran army officers by Northern Nigeria military officers between July 25th and July 29th, 1966, culminating in a return to power to the North within a space of just six months. General Yakubu Gowon, another Northerner took over power following that coup. Gowon's regime superintended genocide against Biafrans, killing over 3.5 million Biafrans between 1966 and 1967. General Gowon was overthrown by another Northerner, General Murtala Mohammed in July, 1975 following his failure to hand over power to civilians as earlier promised.

General Murtala Mohammed was characterized by the entrenchment of Northern hegemony evidenced by lopsided state creations and the commencement of a transition program designed to entrench an islamised democracy in Nigeria. Murtala Mohammed, a brutal genocidist who killled hundreds of innocent civilians in Asaba who came to welcome his troops with shouts of one Nigeria was caught in his own game by his fellow vendors of violence and killed in an unsuccessful violent putsch by Col. Bukar Sukar Dimka in February, 1976. He was replaced by his deputy, Major General Olusegun Obasanjo (1976-1979).

Obasanjo, a Northern protege, actively participated in the 1975 military coup. Subsequently, he was named as deputy in Mohammed's government and was also targeted for assassination but managed to escape. He re-established security in the capital as well as army rule. By the time Obasanjo was in power (after Mohammed's death), a program to restore civil rule in Nigeria was already ongoing which he continued, holding general elections in 1979 and finalizing the military supervised 1979 Nigerian Constitution.

On the 1st of October, 1979, Obasanjo handed power over to a civilian ruler, Shehu Shigari. President Shehu Shagari (1979-1983) served as Nigeria's second civilian ruler. Before becoming President, Shagari was appointed Minister of Economic Affairs in 1970, and later as the Minister of Finance by General Gowon. After the booming oil prices cooled off in 1981, the Nigerian economy was in trouble. The deterioration of the Nigerian economy, as well as consistent allegations of corruption and mismanagement, led to Shagari being overthrown in yet another military coup in 1983 led by another Northerner, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari. After successfully overthrowing the democratically elected government of Shigari, Buhari justified the Army's actions in 1983 on the basis of rampant corruption in Shagari's government. Buhari suspended Nigeria's 1979 constitution indefinitely.

The harsh reality of how bad the Nigerian economy was during this time prompted Buhari to quickly implement policies that would stabilize the economy. These policies included the raising of interest rates, reduction in government spending and borrowing. Buhari also broke economic ties with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during his regime. His tenure is best remembered for the harsh economic policies imposed on the citizenry and the gross limitations of human rights exemplified by detentions, illegal arrests of government critics, military trials of civilians, long term jail sentences, retro-active decrees and state executions for previously unknown offences. The Army and the country became unhappy with Buhari's sectional, autocratic, irresponsible and unaccountable leadership. This led to a bloodless coup whose leaders- Generals Babangida and Abacha (another Northern stream) promised to end human rights violations and institute a democratic transition program.

Babangida took over power in August 1985, with support of loyal mid-level military personnel whom he strategically placed into positions to benefit his aspirations of power. In 1990, Babangida's government was almost overthrown by a failed coup attempt from the Army.

In June of 1993, Presidential elections were held in Nigeria with the goal of civilian rule being restored. After these elections, Babangida and his government nullified the results, which led to civil unrest and labor strikes in the country. Many Nigerians believe Babangida's government was the most corrupt in Nigeria's history.
After the civil and economic unrest of 1993, Babangida caved to public pressure and appointed Ernest Shonekan, another Northern protege, as the Interim Head of State in August of 1993.

By this point in time, inflation in Nigeria had become uncontrollable and foreign investments in non-oil related industries had significantly waned. During his brief time as President, Shonekan tried to create a timetable that would lead the Nigerian people back to a democratic rule. This initiative failed as Shonekan's interim administration only lasted three months until he was overthrown by his own Secretary of Defence, General Sani Abacha. Shortly after overthrowing President Shonekan, Abacha issued a decree that essentially gave his government absolute powers.

He was involved in all Nigerian coups from 1966 till his death in 1999 when he was replaced by General Abdulsalami Abubakar. Although Abubakar was reluctant to accept the leadership of Nigeria when Abacha passed away, Abubakar was sworn in on the 9th of June, 1998. He and his government created a new Nigerian constitution with out the consent of the Nigerian people, aimed at entrenching the interests of only the Fulani ruling class without considering the interests of the indigenous people, particularly Biafrans who provide the economic resources that sustain the contraption. Abubakar was succeeded by President Olusegun Obasanjo, a renowned Northern protege who reigned between 1999 to 2007.

Obasanjo had already led Nigeria as a military leader, but he was 'elected' as a President by Abubakar's sham transition program. He ruled from 1999 to 2007 and was succeeded by Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar'Adua 2007-2010, another Northerner who ruled Nigeria more from his sick bed rather than in good health. He gave up the ghost in 2010 and was replaced by his Vice President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. President Jonathan's government was characterised by efforts to appease the Northern ruling class to no avail as the Northern oligarchy simply wanted Power back. The Northern push for the return of power to itself was characterised by killing of southern youth corpers during the 2011 presidential election following the defeat of General Mohammed Buhari, the launching of Boko Haram insurgency against the Jonathan government and insurrection. It was climaxed with the election of General Mohammed Buhari as President in 2015 with essentially northern votes in a flawed election.

Having contested unsuccessfully in the previous Presidential elections ( 2003, 2007 and 2011), Buhari was finally successful in his 2015 bid to become President of Nigeria. Sworn in on May 29, 2015, Buhari became the second ex-military leader to become a President of Nigeria.

After being elected, On the 6th of June 2016, Buhari went to the United Kingdom to seek medical treatment for a persistent ear infection during which he spent four good months after, the matter of him being alive or not, arose but the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu repeatedly stated that he did not survive the surgery he went for at united Kingdom.

President Buhari's current tenure continues to signpost Northern domination, Biafra and other indigenous people's subjugation, economic mismanagement and human rights violations evidenced by deaths, disappearances, illegal detentions and criminalization of dissent. The challenge before Biafrans and other indigenous people is to stop the years of subjugation and free our people from this yoke.
Freeing our people does not involve the consent of Northern leaders and the Fulani oligarchy who are hostage takers but to ensure the dissolution of this British contraption.

Written by Nwaeze Onyekachi

Edited by Okechukwu Ise
For Family Writers Press International

AN IPOB AMAZON, MRS GRACE CHINASA, PASSES ON

AN IPOB AMAZON, MRS GRACE CHINASA, PASSES ON

The Ebonyi State family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), heavily mourns, as a hardcore female warrior and member, Mrs. Grace Chinasa, passes on.

Information reaching Family Writers Press International through her field correspondent, Ogbuka, confirmed that Mrs. Grace Chinasa, who until her death, was a dedicated IPOB member of Nkwogu zone in Ebonyi province of Biafraland, passed away on Monday 7th October 2019, after a brief illness.

"A devastating tornado has brought down an iroko tree in Ebonyi State and many birds that took refuge on it, are lamenting today. A dedicated Biafran lioness has just departed", Ogbuka lamented.

"I can also attest to the fact that the late Biafran warrior, was amongst the protesters at Ndiagu-Amagu Ikwo on the "No Election" demonstration. She was also involved in Igboji Ikwo protest on the sensitization program that I personally anchored. She protested at Okwo Ngbo in Ohaukwu local government area of the state. Late Mrs. Grace Chinasa also participated in the IPOB women protest in Owerri, Imo State. She was indeed a dependable, resilient and patriotic Biafran. She is worthy of emulation", Ogbuka further revealed.

A Biafran activist, Mazi Chidi Nnaoma, stated that Biafrans are known republicans that cherish freedom. He maintained that there is absolutely no amount of intimidation or death that can stop the agitation for the emergence of Biafra as a sovereign nation in our time.

The late Mrs. Grace Chinasa was said to be so committed to the Biafra restoration quest and will be greatly missed by all.

Sunday Okafor
Reporting for Family Writers Press International

THE COMPROMISE OF DUTY BY SOME PASTORS AND PREACHERS IN NIGERIA

THE COMPROMISE OF DUTY BY SOME PASTORS AND PREACHERS IN NIGERIA

Some Pastors and Christians today who still preach offensive messages in Biafraland against the 'Igbo tribe' and the Biafra restoration struggle, are to say the least, "messengers of satan, backwardness, destiny destroyers, evil collaborators, fulanised slaves, modern day prophets of Baal and doom". How can a pastor or a preacher who claims to be filled with the Holy Spirit, be preaching against the freedom of Christians (Biafrans) and still claim to be born again? For instance, some of them preach about the liberation of Israelites from Egypt, the encounter between the Philistines and the children of Israel (David & Goliath) and so many other old testament events that talked about the liberation of the children of God.

God never wanted his children to be ruled by the uncircumcised. The only time the uncircumcised ruled over His children was in Egypt, Babylon and few others and God Almighty Himself, freed them from those captivities. Is it not an abomination for the uncircumcised to rule over the circumcised? If your answer is yes, why then are you preaching and praying for unity in Nigeria knowing fully well that the government of this contraption is irrevocably in the hands of Islamist Northern caliphate, who are meticulously carrying out their Islamic agende against the christians in Nigeria?

In a certain church, a pastor said that an Hausa man told him that an Igbo man cannot accommodate his brother but they the muslims can accommodate their brothers. He continued by telling him that they love themselves but Igbos do not love themselves. There was an immediate objection to this though. The pastor was challenged for lying which emanated from the pit of hell. A Yoruba man however, supported the pastor, disappointedly confirming how some of the so-called born again pastors and preachers are directly preaching against the unity and the freedom quest of Biafrans in their respective churches.

The highest political position has been taken over by the Islamist Northern caliphate, leaving just only one weak position for the Christians which is that presently occupied by a grossly compromised Vice President called Yemi Osinbajo, a Yoruba man. He is completely irrelevant in the scheme of things. Osinbajo is a vice President without portfolio. Right now, the Islamic cabals are planning seriously to remove him and install another stooge if not a stark Muslim. A pastor will then begin to raise prayer points for elusive peace and unity in Nigeria.

The current United Nations President being a Fulani man took his fellow Islamists to the UN General Assembly for his inauguration ceremony, with absolutely no single Christian in the entourage. That is to tell you that Christians are not recognized in Nigeria.

Nigeria is registered as an Islamic country under the Organization of Islamic countries (OIC). How many Pastors, Prophets, Prophetesses, Evangelists, Bishops, Archbishops, Men of God and Women of God in this modern day Christianity in Nigeria can emulate the sterling qualities of the prophets of the Bible who genuinely served God? At list to speak fearlessly for the freedom of Christians in Nigeria. If they are afraid, be rest assured that all of them in Nigeria and across Biafraland are not realistically serving God Almighty as they claim.

These men and women of God should tell their church members the truth so that the truth can set them free. If the pastors, preachers and all the Christians can stop being "HOLIER THAN THOU and HOLIER THAN GOD" in their dispositions and utterances and join forces with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB like the people of Israel did with Moses, Joshua, Caleb and David for their freedom, Christians in Nigeria will become totally free. Free from suppression, unnecessary harassments, enslavement and killings. They will freely worship God Almighty now and even at the glorious rebirth of the nation of Biafra.

Written by Nwaeze Onyekachi

Edited by Domendu Emilia
For Family Writers Press International

THE INSINCERITY OF NIGERIANS AND THE PROJECTED ENCLAVE OF DARKNESS

THE INSINCERITY OF NIGERIANS AND THE PROJECTED ENCLAVE OF DARKNESS

Amidst debasing anguish, pain, misery and timidity, the indigenous population trapped in the Nigerian contraption have given up their inalienable right of the cry for freedom, justice and equity which would have been alarmingly heightened to the hearing of the global community by all the concerned. The Nigerian leadership, by every sense of judgement, is bedevilled with the evil intent of suffocating and destroying the future as well as the development of precious lives. The spate of dehumanization and the hypocrisy of sincerity, have really aggravated the mediocrity level amongst the Nigerias. With a supposed upright and professional Judiciary affirming affidavit as certification for job procurement, thereby ridiculing academic/educational qualification for leadership, Nigerians regrettably, are yet reeling in want of reasons to embark on definitive revolution.

The pattern of insincerity already habitually imbedded in the citizenry, precipitated the uncontrollable uprising in the moral decadence and humanitarian abuse which have deliberately been imposed by the leadership of the Nigerian State. The blackmail and the steady annihilation drive against freedom of speech, association and expression brought upon the people and the media, vividly confirm the characteristics of a failed state, coupled with the antecedents of hypocritical and docile civilian population. These are very dangerous signals that could trigger off unprecedented implosion against inherent abnormalities in a despotic democratic government.

The vague of righteousness occasioned by the loud tone of deliberate insincerity and sheer display of mediocrity, have orchestrated an imposition of unbearable sanctions of increased taxation to the tone of 7.5% on the overbearing poverty-stricken populace by the Nigerian government. Presently in existence are charges on withdrawals of citizens' private financial deposits under the custody of various commercial banks. Everything despite all these, seems yet normal with no definite opposition or show of discord amongst the people or Nigerian human rights organizations directed at the government's insensitivity and oppressive policies. All these are targeted at totally destroying the future well-being and means of livelihood of the citizens.

The government has maintained deafening silence on the plights of the people. The deliberate act of infamy through this policy of negligence of the citizens' rights stem from gross security challenges, incessant power outage, deorable health care delivery, compromised judiciary and a cacophony of environmental/health hazards, resulting from crude oil spillages, etcetera. Things have helplessly fallen apart and the citizens in their hypocritical show of sanity and understanding, have become the symbols of debasement and misery. They now await visitation of some imaginary miracles that will help them get salvaged from tyranny, servitude and oppression.

And until Nigerians courageously shun the failure of purposeful insincerity and begin to uphold dignity and integrity with the ideology of equity, there is absolutely nothing beneficial that is going to happen for the better. That anticipated change will not come.

Written by Anioke Chukwunonso

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press International

INAUGURATION OF ADDITIONAL IPOB FAMILY UNITS IN IMO STATE

INAUGURATION OF ADDITIONAL IPOB FAMILY UNITS IN IMO STATE



 Since the assumption of office by Mazi Abraham, as Imo State Coordinator of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), it has has really been an array of encouraging events aimed at repositioning the family in the State. Peace and unity of brethren have eventually returned, with every member heartily embracing the zeal for the Biafra restoration project. Mazi Abraham has tenaciously been on routine Peace Tour, across the local government areas and as well, been involved in the inauguration of additional family units.

On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of October 2019 respectively, the State Coordinator in company of some of his officials, duly inaugurated three different IPOB family units. These units are:

1) Ekwesi Community Unit in Ohaji, Oguta local government area, with Mazi Nnaemeka emerging as the coordinator and Mazi Michael as his deputy.

2) Amakohia Unit 2 in Owerri North local government area. Mazi Chukwumere emerged as the coordinator with Mazi Atasia as his deputy.

3) Orji Mechanic Village Unit 2 in Owerri North. Mazi Peter emerged as the coordinator with Mazi Augustine as his deputy.

The State Coordinator, Mazi Abraham carried out all the stipulated IPOB protocols in the inauguration processes in the newly created units. Oath of allegiance was appropriately administered on members and officers as well as rendition of the Biafra National Anthem. He enjoined all to sacrificially employ their best to ensure that desired results within their localities are achieved. Mazi Abraham reminded the principal officers appointed, of the enormity of their assignments as IPOB representatives, stressing further that all are possible through their dedication to duty, faith in God and obedience to the IPOB leadership.

It is heartwarming to state here that IPOB is really growing beyond bounds on every passing day as new units are springing up across Biafraland and elsewhere. Mazi Abraham encouraged members to courageously embark on sensitization programs within their localities, promising that he and his team are readily prepared and available to carry out inaugurations whenever called upon. He maintained that with the spread of the Biafra restoration gospel and unity of purpose, the restoration of the sovereign nation of Biafra is just a matter of time.

Recall that in one of the reports carried by Family Writers Press International few weeks ago, the State Coordinator was said to have paid a peace visit to Oguta local government area. The practical confirmation of the outcome of that successful tour, is the family meeting held with the brethren at Ekwesi community which precipitated the peaceful and encouraging inauguration of an IPOB family unit.

Mazi Abraham thanked the brethren for the events and very exceptionally, appreciated the hospitality of Mazi Okafor, the Ohaji/Egbema/Oguta Local Government Area Coordinator whom he rated as one of the best in the State. He urged others to emulate him, stressing that the more the sacrificial and humble investment in the struggle, the more closer to our freedom as a people.

Ben Alvin Obi
Reporting for Family Writers Press International

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