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

Biafra

featured

Latest Updates

Buhari

Nigeria

News

Religion

Art & Culture

Video

America

MIDDLE EAST

Sport

Saturday, 7 December 2019

POLICE ATTACK ON BARRISTER IFEANYI EJIOFOR IS AN AFFRONT AGAINST LAWYERS AND THE JUDICIARY GLOBALLY

POLICE ATTACK ON BARRISTER IFEANYI EJIOFOR IS AN AFFRONT AGAINST LAWYERS AND THE JUDICIARY GLOBALLY

The world over, the 'Right To Counsel' is generally acceptable as a fundamental service to the society where sane beings and sanity are valued. What really is this 'Right To Counsel'? Simply put, it is the lawful possession of the power of a contracted legal practitioner (lawyer), to stand in defense or render legal assistance based on his training to an accused person or group of persons. If the person or persons (defendants) involved cannot afford a lawyer, the government of the day is required to provide one in a case, with full legal fees or expenses duly paid. The 'Right To Counsel' therefore, is generally regarded as a constituent of the right to fair trial in a court of law. This right is often included in the constitutions of countries.

By every implication, all accused persons have the inalienable right to legal counsels (lawyers), irrespective of the magnitude of whatever crime or case involved. With the above explicit definition, is it therefore legally or constitutionally acceptable even globally, for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu or the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) which he leads, to be denied the services of a lawyer? IPOB is group of grossly oppressed indigenous people by the Nigerian government with quite a privileged number, scattered all over the world. They are peacefully agitating according to civilised international laws of which Nigeria is a signatory, for the restoration of the sovereignty of their homeland, via a referendum. This act remains an indisputable legitimate right of all indigenous peoples required, in permanently resolving thorny political differences.

It is of note to state here therefore, that Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, a legal luminary of repute, widely known in Nigeria and elsewhere with thriving chambers, is not an IPOB member, but a recognized legal counsel to the movement and it's leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. It is within the purview of the law therefore, for the Barrister to so be contracted for such services, which is never a crime by all imaginable standards.

The criminal invasion of his home by the combined security forces comprising the police and the army as directed by the Nigerian government, to the extent of gruesomely killing armless, innocent Biafrans, seriously injuring many, wantonly destroying properties and razing down buildings within the neighborhood, smack of blatant impunity, callousness and act of criminality by supposed cultured/professional security agencies. This barbaric action is a slap on the face of the law and the judiciary globally.

Considering fully the personality of Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor who has over the years, vibrantly carved a niche for himself through his doggedness, courage, dedication and uprightness in the defense of justice and freedom for the oppressed, it is right to categorically state here that the Nigerian Police Force/Nigerian Army and their handlers have lost what remains of their battered reputation. Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor is a legal luminary well known for his peaceful disposition, humanness and incorruptibility that needed to have been accorded respect due to his personal achievements in the eyes of the law. The Nigerian despotic government in the so-called democracy, in it's desperation and frustration to have him out of the way by all means, orchestrated a murderous raid on Monday 2nd December 2019, in his village compound in Ifite-Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, Biafraland. Every sense of decency was thrown over board to get at him as he went home to bury his deceased elder brother, Reverend Chukwukpelum Ejiofor. The fully armed security operatives once again, proved the untamed rascality and lawlessness of their masters in Abuja for the entire global community to see.

It therefore further confirms the fact that if a renowned legal practitioner in the mould of Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor could be so dastardly attacked through invasion by those who are supposedly meant to provide security and protection, with his house and that of his late brother's house/properties totally razed down and destroyed, where then lies the hope of the commoners? The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the International Association of Human Rights Lawyers amongst other relevant organisations both locally and internationally, should out of urgency, strongly synergize and ensure that the Nigerian Police Force and all those involved in the perpetration of this despicable acts of terrorism and lawlessness are adequately brought to book.

Written by Godswill Leeleebari Gabriel

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press International

Thursday, 5 December 2019

BIAFRA INDIGENOUS COUNCIL OF ELDERS (BICOE) REACT TO THE POLICE CARNAGE ON BARRISTER IFEANYI EJIOFOR

BIAFRA INDIGENOUS COUNCIL OF ELDERS (BICOE) REACT TO THE POLICE CARNAGE ON BARRISTER IFEANYI EJIOFOR



The leader of Biafra Indigenous Council of Elders (BICOE), His Lordship, Bishop Tete Peter, has outrightly condemned the despicable and inhuman attack of the Nigerian Police Force on the person of Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor. The address made public by Igwe I.I.O. Orji, BICOE Publicity Secretary, strongly described the action as barbaric and unprofessional to the ethics of policing. The murderous attack/carnage resulted in the death of at least four members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), varying degrees of injuries inflicted and burning down of residential houses belonging to Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, his just deceased brother, Reverend Chukwukpelum Ejiofor and others within the neighborhood. Monday 2nd December 2019, was a black day in Ifite-Oraifite, Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra State, Biafraland, as the Nigerian Police Force laid siege on Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor's compound, causing mayhem against unarmed, innocent Biafran citizens, who gathered to commiserate with Ejiofor's family.

Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor it should be noted is the legal counsel to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The action of the Nigerian Police Force, Anambra State Command, is most sacrilegious, unacceptable and totally condemnable. Biafra Indigenous Council of Elders (BICOE) also stated that the murderous attack is a big blow to IPOB which must not be treated with levity by relevant international authorities. They have to ensure that armless, law abiding IPOB family members are protected and defended. Bishop Tete Peter also called on the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), to rise up to their responsibilities by taking action in defense of their member to forestall further attacks.

Declaring Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor wanted by the Anambra State Commissioner of Police - CP Haruna, is tantamount to the destabilization of the Barrister's personality/career aimed at destroying his business as a legal practitioner.

Nwaeze Onyekachi
Reporting for Family Writers Press International

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

"THIS GREAT COUNTRY OF OURS": ONE DECEITFUL STATEMENT BEING MADE BY NIGERIA POLITICIANS

"THIS GREAT COUNTRY OF OURS": ONE DECEITFUL STATEMENT BEING MADE BY NIGERIA POLITICIANS

Nigeria politicians are not only deceitful and unreliable but instantaneously slippery. Listening to them speak, gives detailed revelation of their pride, cunning craftiness, pretense, selfishness and inherent inhumanness with which they are wired with. In most of them, you will see disappointing mental retardation publicly displayed as they parade themselves as Nigerian leaders. In their behaviours, the devil himself assumes the claim of some measure of innocence. Falsehood, lies and deception have become parts of their credentials, resulting in serious disconnection between ego-system mentality and eco-system reality.

According to the great African/world acclaimed Noble Laureate, late Professor Chinua Achebe in his book titled "The Trouble With Nigeria", he clearly gave this narrative: "In June 1979, former German Chancellor, Helmut Schmidt, commented about his country. He said: "Germany is not a world power, it does not wish to become a world power". In August of that same year, General Olusegun Obasanjo stated during his "Thank You Tour" of Ogun State, that "Nigeria will become one of the leading nations in the world by the end of the century". The former sounded more human, realistic and mentally healthy while the later sounded more like a butterfly that preferred being called a bird. You can see a gross display of choked mentality of a person who thinks that by creating false and deceitful image of his country, hell will be changed into heaven. What a pitiable shame! What an impossibility!! He continued, "The contrast between these two leaders speaks for itself, a sober, almost self-deprecatory attitude on the one hand and a flamboyant imaginary self-concept on the other".

"One of the commonest manifestations of under-development, is the tendency among the ruling elite, to live in a world of make-believe and unrealistic expectations. This is the cargo-cult mentality that anthropologists sometimes, speak about. A belief by backward people that someday without any exertion whatsoever on their part, a fairy ship will dock in their harbor laden with every goody they have always dreamt of possessing".

Listen to the Nigerian leaders and you will frequently hear the phrase "this great country of ours". Nigeria is not near being a great country in every standard. It is one of the most disorderly and shitholic countries you can think about globally. It is fantastically corrupt, most insensitive, inefficient and dangerous place to habit under the sun. It is one of the most expensive countries and one of those that gives the least value for money. It is dirty, callous, noisy, ostentatious, dishonest and vulgar.  In short, it is among the most unpleasant places on earth". "It is a measure of self-delusion to talk about developing tourism in the country. Only masochist with an exuberant taste for self-violence will pick Nigeria for a holiday, only a character of Tutuila seeking to know punishment at first hand. No, Nigeria may be a paradise for adventurers and pirates, but not tourists", Professor Chinua Achebe concluded.

It is really surprising how one could reasonably be called a Nigerian. Nigeria, the so-called giant of Africa has become one in negativism. It is only a marauding terrorist, the deluded and the grossly hoodwinked that will be proud to call Nigeria, a giant of Africa. It is only those fashioned in the mould of Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Osama Bin Laden, Boko Haramists and the Fulani killer herdsmen that will take pleasure in visiting Nigeria for a holiday. It is that bad. And going by the  statement of Olusegun Obasanjo as earlier referenced, the country is not only amongst the ten leading countries of the century in terms of poverty, terrorism, corruption, fraud, lies, deception, hypocrisy, child birth deaths according to Bill Gate, the joke of Africa according to Jim Iyke and the shithole of Africa according to President Donald Trump, but a crippled giant in every decent/civilised characteristics in human history. It is a shame and a dishonor indeed to be associated with a country like Nigeria.

Written by Obulose Chidiebere N.

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press International

Recruitment of Boko Haram into Nigeria armed forces and its impending do...

ATTACK ON BARRISTER IFEANYI EJIOFOR BY THE NIGERIAN SECURITY FORCES IS ANOTHER HATE ACTION TAKEN TOO FAR

ATTACK ON BARRISTER IFEANYI EJIOFOR BY THE NIGERIAN SECURITY FORCES IS ANOTHER HATE ACTION TAKEN TOO FAR

The security report that surfaced from Anambra State on Monday 2nd December 2019, is to say the least, most disturbing and disappointing. Erudite lawyer and the lead counsel to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and it's leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Barrister Ifeanyichukwu Ejiofor, was murderously attacked in his village house at Ifite-Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State in Biafraland, through criminal invasion by a combined team Nigeria security forces (Police and Army).

Recall that Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor recently lost his elder brother, Reverend Chukwukpelum Ejiofor, whose burial was conducted on Thursday 27th November 2019. Eversince then, the bereaved family has been in mourning mood, receiving friends, well-wishers, loved ones and associates from all works of life, who thronged the family compound to commiserate with them.

The report has it confirmed that in that callous raid by the security forces, at least four IPOB family members were killed, with several others sustaining varying degrees of gunshot injuries. Houses in the neighborhood including that of the Barrister and his late brother, were totally razed down. This is an act of wickedness by government agencies that are supposed to be protecting lives and properties. It is callous, despotic, terroristic, inhuman, evil and condemnable by every sane person.

Nigeria has so degenerated to the level that even the bereaved cannot be allowed to bury and mourn their lost in peace without unwarranted and provocative security incursions sponsored by the state. This action by the Nigerian Islamic security forces has further proved that the country is a lawless society and can never ever survive. Nigeria is a place where innocent and law abiding citizens are inhumanly treated with disdain, having no recourse to the law. This is a country where the handlers keep singing delusional choruses of unity, orchestrating actions of hate and disintegration while relentlessly fanning the embers of disunity.

Just recently, the Nigerian government floated in the National Assembly, "Hate Speech Bill" through it's terror agents, in the bid to try to criminalize just criticisms against government excesses within the Lugardian contraption. There is absolutely no doubt that everything is speedily and irredeemably falling apart. This is a government that is daily pleading for unity amidst the continued proscription of IPOB, victimization and killing of members, the murderous military invasion of the IPOB's leader's home on the 14th of September 2017 with attacks that left over twenty eight promising young Biafrans dead and uncountable number of others terribly injured and maimed. One would have thought that before now, a reasonable government would have initiated genuine reconciliatory moves aimed at bringing lasting solution to the issues being raised by the people. But never, in Nigeria. Biafrans are increasingly being hated, victimized and brutally murdered on successive basis.

It is therefore imperative to note that the forceful and illusionary unity being desperately peddled by the drivers of the Nigerian Islamic government led by the Northern oligarchical cabals, is a deceit. Nigeria has no democracy nor the rule of law. It is an entity where injustice, hopelessness, nepotism, terrorism, death and destruction reign supreme. Government-sponsored ethnic cleansing in favor of a particular section is now the consuming passion. Never again will this mistake of a country survive as one. It's definitely all over!

Written by Godswill Leeleebari Gabriel

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press International

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Biafra: I am now homeless - Barrister Ejiofor

I am homeless - Barrister Ejiofor



Giving account of what transpired and total setting ablaze of his residence and killing of unarmed civilans in his house in Oraifite Anambra state. Barrister Ejiofor the lawyer representing Mazi Nnamdi Kanu the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra stated that what transpired was a deliberate attempt to assassinate him. He called on to, #US, #EU, #AU, Amnesty International NBA to come to his rescue as his life is in serious danger . Hear him.








BARRISTER IFEANYI EJIOFOR'S HOME RAID: POLICE KILLED IPOB ACTIVISTS AND BURNT THEIR BODIES FOR A COVER UP

BARRISTER IFEANYI EJIOFOR'S HOME RAID: POLICE KILLED IPOB ACTIVISTS AND BURNT THEIR BODIES FOR A COVER UP



The Anambra State Command of the Nigerian Police Force in a Press Statement on Monday 2nd December 2019, alleged that two of it's officers were killed at Barrister Ifeanyichukwu Ejiofor's village residence in Oraifite, Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra State, Biafraland. In that press release, the police stated that "two police officers whose identities are being withheld, were killed by suspected IPOB members while others were inflicted with matchet cuts. The injured personnel were rushed to the hospital for medical attention and are presently receiving treatment".

Here are questions begging for answers regarding the above police report, viz:
Ejiofor

(1) If really the said murder of two policemen took place, why did the police command find it difficult to reveal their identities as a confirmation for further investigation?

(2) Why were the pictures of the killed police officers alongside those matcheted and rushed to the hospital for treatment, not published?

It is clearly obvious that the Nigerian Police Command in Anambra State, is desperately trying to justify and cover up both the unlawful invasion of Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor's residence and the killing of unarmed, innocent IPOB activists.

It should be recalled that during a peaceful protest carried out sometimes ago in Anambra State, the same Nigerian police instantaneously published the picture of a policeman claimed to have been killed by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Subsequently,  they were met with public disgrace when IPOB's captured and widely published pictures of the alleged killed police officer was seen standing up in their cooked up drama aimed at blackmailing the IPOB.

The event of Monday 2nd December 2019 at Oraifite, by the officers and men of the Nigerian Police Force, was one of those orchestrated plots of the Nigerian Islamic government, lined up to justify their "terrorist tag" on IPOB. The fact remains that they callously killed the two family members of IPOB, threw their corpses into their police hilux van and set them ablaze, as a cover up.

The unlawful, criminal raid and burning of a bereaved Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor's village residence is to say the least, another act of lawlessness, wanton brutality and anarchy the Nigerian government known for. This police expedition may well be the last provocative attack on IPOB that will burst the bubble. Enough of this reckless impunity!

Written by Maxwell Chuks

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press International

Responsive Full Width Ad

Copyright © 2018 The Biafra Herald