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Wednesday, 3 June 2020

The Gullibles And The Mediocres Are Now Crying

The Gullibles And The Mediocres Are Now Crying

The battle for freedom is irrevocably raging, claiming it's own casualties from amongst the feeble minded. The gullibles and the mediocres are currently lamenting and are on the verge of chickening out of the struggle. Their avowed support for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the movement itself for Biafra restoration, have very conspiqiously waned. But my question is: were these set of people really in the struggle at the first instance?

They are presently getting increasingly confused over the recent actions of the "Efulefus" (moronic saboteurs) and their misguided sympathizers across Biafraland. Why will they not get into it? This crop of persons honestly, lack common sense.

They now term genuine IPOB freedom fighters, "scammers". What an insult! What a contempt! What an arrogantly shameful impudence, imbecility and stupidity!

Well, these lunatics need be shocked now. In IPOB, uneducated and gullible individuals do not get enlisted because they will most certainly, always fall off, develop cold feet and start crying like babies when the going gets tough. They are so myopic that they can never ever sight the handwriting vividly written on the wall. They enjoy being slaves to the Almajiris than being saved. Funny  enough, one day soonest, they will get slayed by the slavemasters they so much love and passionately serve.

I earnestly laugh at these snitches when I hear them vomit such stuffs like: "I will not support IPOB in their struggle to even to free them from their own delusion and perpetual slavery". I then ask them again: what do they really have to offer to IPOB in the first place? They  pitiably lack common sense lest they engage in meaningful planing and financial contributions. Antecedents of the insane, everywhere!

All these people form the bulk of excrements of our land and the Fulani janjaweed foot soldiers are definitely the mad dogs, ferociously coming to devour them. When this looming mayhem commences, they all will yet turn back to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB to plead for help.

What a debased mentality!

Written by Ikenna Ozulumba Mbaegbu

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press International

Trump Issues An Executive Order on Advancing International Religious Freedom





Executive Order on Advancing International Religious Freedom

Issued On: June 2, 2020
The White House

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Policy. (a) Religious freedom, America’s first freedom, is a moral and national security imperative. Religious freedom for all people worldwide is a foreign policy priority of the United States, and the United States will respect and vigorously promote this freedom. As stated in the 2017 National Security Strategy, our Founders understood religious freedom not as a creation of the state, but as a gift of God to every person and a right that is fundamental for the flourishing of our society.

(b) Religious communities and organizations, and other institutions of civil society, are vital partners in United States Government efforts to advance religious freedom around the world. It is the policy of the United States to engage robustly and continually with civil society organizations — including those in foreign countries — to inform United States Government policies, programs, and activities related to international religious freedom.

Sec. 2. Prioritization of International Religious Freedom. Within 180 days of the date of this order, the Secretary of State (Secretary) shall, in consultation with the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), develop a plan to prioritize international religious freedom in the planning and implementation of United States foreign policy and in the foreign assistance programs of the Department of State and USAID.

Sec. 3. Foreign Assistance Funding for International Religious Freedom. (a) The Secretary shall, in consultation with the Administrator of USAID, budget at least $50 million per fiscal year for programs that advance international religious freedom, to the extent feasible and permitted by law and subject to the availability of appropriations. Such programs shall include those intended to anticipate, prevent, and respond to attacks against individuals and groups on the basis of their religion, including programs designed to help ensure that such groups can persevere as distinct communities; to promote accountability for the perpetrators of such attacks; to ensure equal rights and legal protections for individuals and groups regardless of belief; to improve the safety and security of houses of worship and public spaces for all faiths; and to protect and preserve the cultural heritages of religious communities.

(b) Executive departments and agencies (agencies) that fund foreign assistance programs shall ensure that faith-based and religious entities, including eligible entities in foreign countries, are not discriminated against on the basis of religious identity or religious belief when competing for Federal funding, to the extent permitted by law.

Sec. 4. Integrating International Religious Freedom into United States Diplomacy. (a) The Secretary shall direct Chiefs of Mission in countries of particular concern, countries on the Special Watch List, countries in which there are entities of particular concern, and any other countries that have engaged in or tolerated violations of religious freedom as noted in the Annual Report on International Religious Freedom required by section 102(b) of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-292), as amended (the “Act”), to develop comprehensive action plans to inform and support the efforts of the United States to advance international religious freedom and to encourage the host governments to make progress in eliminating violations of religious freedom.

(b) In meetings with their counterparts in foreign governments, the heads of agencies shall, when appropriate and in coordination with the Secretary, raise concerns about international religious freedom and cases that involve individuals imprisoned because of their religion.

(c) The Secretary shall advocate for United States international religious freedom policy in both bilateral and multilateral fora, when appropriate, and shall direct the Administrator of USAID to do the same.

Sec. 5. Training for Federal Officials. (a) The Secretary shall require all Department of State civil service employees in the Foreign Affairs Series to undertake training modeled on the international religious freedom training described in section 708(a) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-465), as amended by section 103(a)(1) of the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act (Public Law 114-281).

(b) Within 90 days of the date of this order, the heads of all agencies that assign personnel to positions overseas shall submit plans to the President, through the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, detailing how their agencies will incorporate the type of training described in subsection (a) of this section into the training required before the start of overseas assignments for all personnel who are to be stationed abroad, or who will deploy and remain abroad, in one location for 30 days or more.

(c) All Federal employees subject to these requirements shall be required to complete international religious freedom training not less frequently than once every 3 years.

Sec. 6. Economic Tools. (a) The Secretary and the Secretary of the Treasury shall, in consultation with the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and through the process described in National Security Presidential Memorandum-4 of April 4, 2017 (Organization of the National Security Council, the Homeland Security Council, and Subcommittees), develop recommendations to prioritize the appropriate use of economic tools to advance international religious freedom in countries of particular concern, countries on the Special Watch List, countries in which there are entities of particular concern, and any other countries that have engaged in or tolerated violations of religious freedom as noted in the report required by section 102(b) of the Act. These economic tools may include, as appropriate and to the extent permitted by law, increasing religious freedom programming, realigning foreign assistance to better reflect country circumstances, or restricting the issuance of visas under section 604(a) of the Act.

(b) The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, may consider imposing sanctions under Executive Order 13818 of December 20, 2017 (Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption), which, among other things, implements the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (Public Law 114-328).

Sec. 7. Definitions. For purposes of this order:

(a) “Country of particular concern” is defined as provided in section 402(b)(1)(A) of the Act;

(b) “Entity of particular concern” is defined as provided in section 301 of the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act (Public Law 114-281);

(c) “Special Watch List” is defined as provided in sections 3(15) and 402(b)(1)(A)(iii) of the Act; and

(d) “Violations of religious freedom” is defined as provided in section 3(16) of the Act.

Sec. 8. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

DONALD J. TRUMP
THE WHITE HOUSE,
June 2, 2020.

30th Of May: Day Of Biafra True Heroes/Heroines

30th Of May: Day Of Biafra True Heroes/Heroines

On the threshold of history
And frontline of war,
you stood out
Bravely fighting night and day
As you led the way,
On the very pathway to freedom,
To you, I call my true heroes and heroines.

As nature still grieves
Over five million deaths
Of the innocent Biafrans
Brutally killed in nineteen sixties and seventies
On their quest to restore the kingdom of heaven
That has been trapped in the devil's coven,
We remember thee,
Our true heroes and heroines.

As we are still on this journey
To restore our land,
To cleanse it of filth,
Oh, this holy land of our forefathers
That has been desecrated by the evil marauders,
We remember thee,
Our true heroes and heroines!

Even as we still mourn,
We shall continue to fight on,
To freedom from our age long plight,
To defend our land with all our might,
To secure a better future
For the unborn generations.

And to those who lost their souls
In the filthy hands of death
So that we may live,
To you I call
My true heroes and heroines.

Written by Ikenna Ozulumba Mbaegbu
For Family Writers Press International

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Biafra: Nigeria's Divide And Rule Strategy, Reason Why Biafra Restoration Is Delayed

Biafra: Nigeria's Divide And Rule Strategy, Reason Why Biafra Restoration Is Delayed

"Divide and Rule" is keeping control over people by making them disagree with and fight each other, therefore not giving them the chance to unite and oppose you together. It is the gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into segments that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy. It is a strategy of gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into chunks that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy. The premise refers to a strategy that breaks up existing power structures, and especially prevents smaller power groups from linking up, causing rivalries and formenting disagreements among the people. It was heavily used by the British empire in Nigeria, India and elsewhere.

According to Suzy Kassem, "The most dangerous people in the world are not the tiny minority instigating evil acts, but those who do the acts for them". For example, when the British invaded India, many Indians accepted to work for the British to kill off Indians who resisted their occupation. So, in other words, many Indians were hired to kill other Indians on behalf of the enemy for a paycheck. Today, we have mercenaries in Africa, corporate armies from the western world and unemployed men throughout the Middle East, killing their own people — and people of other nations — for a paycheck. To act without a conscience but for a paycheck, makes anyone a dangerous animal. The devil would be powerless if he could not entice people to do his work. So as long as money continues to seduce the hungry, the hopeless, the broken, the greedy and the needy, there will always be war between brothers.

The bible louds it that a house divided against itself cannot stand. If a people are one they are strong and are able to stand in resistance of their values, rights and privileges. However, what nations and many politicians have done is to sow (sponsor) the seed of disagreements and dissension among their people or the people of the other groups in order to divide them and then take advantage of their scattered wellbeing. If any group or nation therefore want to emerge from the present humiliation, then such group must bring all interests together to the place of unity and understanding – for only "united we stand and divided we fall".

One cannot realize the smartness with which various Nigeria governments have divided various groups, parties, and tribes in Nigeria for their own convenience. These were the stratagem they used to divide us into junks called geographical zones. For your information, the division of Nigeria into six geo-political zones from where South-South, South-East and so on emerged, was not to develop the country, it was not for the economical management of the zones, it was not for the wellbeing of the poor populace, not for the purpose of employment but just to make us weak and under-develop us for easier escalation of corruption, for easier Islamization of Nigeria, to frustrate our future and for all other evil intentions in their hearts.

It has been a big fear for Britain that if they should allow Biafrans' unity the way they have been even before the war, they will be a big problem and certainly Biafra restoration will be so much easier and their business venture will collapse. South-South and South-East are in discord today because of this evil stratagem initiated by Britian. That Biafra is yet to be restored is because of this devilish "divide and rule" method.

"United we stand, divided we fall", so goes the age old saying and there is indeed a sea of wisdom behind this proverbial statement. There is no merit in splitting up a nation from within. If not anything, it hampers the efficiency of the nation with the unnecessary chaos and disharmony created intentionally. Instead of learning from, and with one another, the nation drifts apart and there is a lack of communication and coordination like what we are seeing today amongst Biafrans.

How have the six geo-political zones helped in the development of Nigeria? How has it helped in adding value to our lives? Absolutely nothing!. I believe that "divide and rule" is an expired ideology that cannot continue, and it is essential that everyone entrapped in Nigeria stands together against the cooperative marauding of our future by the political agents and political entities. Indeed, enough is enough of "Divide and Rule". "Divide-and-Conquer" leaders want followers, they just care about themselves. "Unite-and-build" leaders create more leaders, they care about the mission. The former are self-serving, the latter serve something bigger than themselves. Which one are you? Are you for Biafra or South-south and South East?

Written by Obulose Chidiebere N.

Edited by Domendu Emilia
For Family Writers Press International

Monday, 1 June 2020

Asari Dokubo Has A Tough Lesson To Learn From Nnamdi Kanu

Asari Dokubo Has A Tough Lesson To Learn From Nnamdi Kanu
Asari Dokubo

By Elochukwu Nicholas Ohagi

For Family Writers Press International.

When Mazi Nnamdi Kanu started his exposition on Niger Delta and the abnormality called South South, some Biafrans were totally against it. Some said IPOB Leader should not be picking on such matters. That it will divide us the more. How wrong they were.

Today, most of them that had this view have seen how this exposures have been yielding fruits. It has thrown up an aggressive debate that is uniting Biafrans even more. The truth is that both the name South South and Niger Delta are names the Caliphate used to divide us. But unfortunately, so many people don't know or are simply ignorant of the truth. Kanu isn't attacking anyone other than the people that concocted these names and artificial boundaries. And they are the Fulani, backed by the British. For the avoidance of doubt, I have stopped addressing the Fulani as Hausa-Fulani. That is another Nigeria lie we must stop helping them to propagate. There is nothing Like Hausa-Fulani. There is just Fulani who overthrew Hausa people and took over their lands since 1804 till this day.

As I was saying, before the little digression. Kanu was after the oppressors; yet so many people have been feeding fat on the division called Niger Delta and South South. Just like the Northern hegemony try earnestly to use some selfish individuals in South East to maintain the enslavement of Igbos, they also used some people in the so called South South to keep pining the people down. But before I continue, it is important to note that the creation of South East is also a fraudulent initiative. You can pick up a map of Nigeria and study it yourself. Look closely at the map, then you will understand truly that Calabar is more of a South East state than any other state which the Nigeria government fabricated into the region.

The elements eating from the dirty pots of Nigeria's abnormalities can never easily give up. Believe me, when you have been engaging in corruption, it takes same continuous corruption to maintain yourself. Moreover, the corrupt practices going on in Nigeria is very sweet and those engaging in it hardly want a stop to it.

I am not surprised seeing Asari Dokubo coming out to speak against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to the extent of calling him a con artist. Asari Dokubo no doubt, is a very important figure in the fight for the emancipation of the Biafra people. If he is selfless and sincerely ready to free his people, working closely with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu would have accelerated his movement for both freedom and resource control.

A lot of people have accused Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his IPOB of not consulting people from the coastal parts of Biafra. However, from what the IPOB leader said during his recent broadcast, it is evident that consultation and agreement had been in place. IPOB led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu had some years ago tried to reach out to Biafrans in the coastal region through Asari Dokubo. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in his broadcast said that he signed out 20 million Naira through former IPOB senior member, Uchenna Asiegbu, which was given to Asari Dokubo, and which was aimed as a support to the defunct activists in the coastal region called 'Avengers'.

Till today, according to the IPOB Leader, Asari Dokubo has not accounted for the said money. Though Asari is asking for evidence that IPOB leader gave him money, a critical look into the issue will leave one in little or no doubt over the statement from Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Asari's denial isn't strong enough, as Nnamdi Kanu mentioned the names of those he sent to his house in Benin Republic. Asari has been challenged by the IPOB Leader to say Uchenna Asiegbu never gave him money.

Personally, I must say that Asari Dokubo is in a position to lead his Ijaw people to freedom, but he is on a fast lane to destroy not only this position, but himself too. What do I mean?

Asari has proven that he is not truly for the people as he claims to be, but for himself and his stomach. Asari Dokubo has decided to stand on lies concerning his encounter with IPOB including the 20 million naira saga. But every body know he is telling lies. Yes we know. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has no reason to lie against him. Also, for the fact that the person that moved the money is no longer with IPOB puts Asari Dokubo in a tight corner. Will Asiegbu deny giving Asari any money? I doubt it. Men can fall out, but there are certain things they can't afford to do.

Asari Dokubo have been in the forefront for many years fighting for the emancipation of Niger Delta, a name MNK has proven to be a tool of division. However, his actions today shows that it was for himself that he fought for. A freedom fighter I must say, should not take a contract to guard oil pipeline from those that has no drop of oil in his backyard. It is like an owner of a mansion accepting to become a gatekeeper, while strangers take over his mansion. Asari decided to guard the pipeline, while Fulani people take over oil wells, NDDC, and NNPC. This action has made Asari Dokubo extremely rich, but not without pauperizing his people the more. But it appears that Asari Dokubo himself is a proud pipeline guard for the Fulani. Terrible, isn't it?

Have you been to the so called Niger Delta? Yes, I did my NYSC in  the region. It is nothing to write home about. Believe me, you can never believe that there is a locality that for more than 50 years have sustained Nigeria and made Abuja, Kano and Lagos what they are today. You need to see the type of water they use for bathing and drinking. A bag of pure water is not affordable there, as you hardly see a pure water company there, due to oil spillage and pollution. The so called Niger Delta is generally poor, but their elites and politicians are super-rich. You don't understand it right? The worse is that an average Niger Deltan is ready to defend these elders raping them, in the name of respect for elders. Instead of facing these truths, they would rather launch attacks on IPOB and Ndi Igbo while the Fulani foot soldiers keep encircling them.

I think what Asari Dokubo is doing is to align  more with the Fulani Federal government and the so called Niger Delta elites, than stand with ordinary people. That is exactly what differentiates him from Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB. IPOB is millions of miles away from the dirtiness of the powers that be. Nnamdi Kanu led IPOB is the voice of the people and never succumb to politicians who have sworn to keep the people down.

I don't see Asari Dokubo's fall out with IPOB as harmful, rather it is a big lesson to both parties, even though it will affect Asari and dethrone him as a voice of authority in the so called Niger Delta. You can't lie over 20 million you received and still claim to be a voice of authority. Everything shouldn't be contract to you, including helping to free your people.

Asari Dokubo has jettisoned his own Niger Delta to build a massive private University in Benin Republic. His agitation has not really empowered the common man, which he aimed to achieve. And the question now is, why should Dokubo be against a genuine move by IPOB to liberate Biafrans? What is he really fighting for? To keep the name Niger Delta intact?

IPOB has said it that Biafra will be a confederate state. In Biafra you will own your resources and control it 100%. You will make your own laws in your own land, using your own language. The people will jointly write the constitution and there must be a clause for secession should any component part so wish or desire to quit the union.  And no one must be forced to belong to Biafra, as referendum must be conducted. So tell me again, why Asari Dokubo is against the restoration of Biafra? There is no other group that is serious about Biafra agitation and restoration other than IPOB. Therefore when you are against IPOB, you are against the restoration of Biafra.

I see new leaders rising from Ijaw land and all over coastal region of Biafra. Selfless leaders who will rather use their resources to fight than asking to be paid. Leaders that will be so detached from today's corrupt elites and liars. People that will have nothing to do with settlement from Nigerian government to jettison their fight against injustice. They will rise from among the people to liberate their own people.

These crop of leaders will jettison the name Niger Delta. They will understand that South South is a misnomer that exists no where in the world, apart from the zoo called Nigeria. They will proudly carry their Biafra identity like a flag.


Elochukwu Ohagi, Philosopher, Teacher And Activist.


Edited By Paul Ihechi Alagba

For Family Writers Press International.

We Will Keep Saying It, "Aso Rock Is Empty"---IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu

We Will Keep Saying It, "Aso Rock Is Empty"---IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu
The statement that Aso Rock is empty, forms part of many revelations being made by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, calls for serious attention and comprehensive investigation. This should be so if the alleged over two hundred (200) million people forcefully annexed in to the Nigerian enclave, amongst whom are the intelligentsia, do not want to be seen by the civilized global community as being disgustingly ignorant, foolish and cowards.

It has been tremendously trending in virtually all social media platforms that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the astute leader of the most formidable freedom fighting group globally, has since 2017, claimed knowledge of the death of the Nigerian elected President, Muhammadu Buhari who was secretly buried in Saudi Arabia. One Jubril Aminu was contracted from Sudan as a body double to beguil gullible Nigerians. Kanu has consistently made available, verifiable proofs to justify his claims but none of the family members of the dead President nor the Nigerian government has boldly challenged it in the contrary.

Recently, the IPOB leader, came up to yet assert that even the impostor has equally died in Cuba due to the deadly coronavirus infection. He maintained unequivocally, that Aso Rock is presently empty with even the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, no where to be found. These revelations were further supported by his explanation of the prevailing developments within the Nigerian seat of power. The governance of the country has plunged for the rocks, quite in contrast to all that would have been happening with the presence of an elected President.

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu  commenced his latest launch of attacks on the Nigerian presidency on Radio Biafra live broadcasts precisely two weeks back following the death of the defacto Nigerian President cum Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. Kanu had predicted that late Buhari's widow, Aisha, was gradually assuming power albeit from the back door, as the Nigerian President. The IPOB leader claims that Alhaji Abba Kyari has since early 2017 when Buhari died, been manipulating Aso Rock to the advantage of the Fulani cabals. In his last radio broadcast on Wednesday 27th May 2020, he reiterated that Aisha Buhari has taken over the office of the President with her boy friend and is presently holding executive meetings. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu intelligently argued that if the elected Nigerian President in the real person of Muhammadu Buhari, a retired Army General, were yet alive and in office, his wife Aisha, would under no condition whatsoever, be the one calling the shots.

Nigeria is supposedly an independent state that is well known globally for it's vantage position in the African continent as "The Giant of Africa". It consists of divergent ethnic nationalities from where men and women of different calibres and intectualism holding sway around the world emerged. The President's office in Abuja, Nigeria's federal capital, is doubtlessly the strongest office in the country and does not stand to play down this high profile allegations as raised.

Considering the class of personalities in Nigeria in different fields of endeavor moreover, it completely amounts to cowardice to act ignorant of such a classical information because it is on record that Nigerians elected their President into office in 2015. They have the inalienable right to really verify if the person they voted into power is still the one in charge and that he is not dead, with convincing evidences. Failure to do this, is a confirmatory pointer to the world that Nnamdi Kanu's assertions are true.

This can only be carried out by strongly and determinedly pressuring those presently at the helm of affairs in Abuja, to publicly present the old man to address Nigerians live and take questions from uncompromised media practioners. This will in no small measure, disapprove of the ongoing insinuations/campaigns being carried out by the IPOB leader. Otherwise, it will be reasonably accepted that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's alertment to the world all this while, has been correct after all.

Written by Ogah C.S. Maduabuchi

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press International

Sunday, 31 May 2020

BIAFRA: THE CONCERNS, THE FAILURES, THE SOLUTION

BIAFRA: THE CONCERNS, THE FAILURES, THE SOLUTION

By Godswill Leeleebari
For Family Writers Press International.

Long before Nigeria was created by the British colonial regime, there exist a people within the west coast of Africa. This region was consciously noted as the Bite of Biafra .
Overtime, the people constituting this region , the Ijaws , Igbos , Efiks, Ibibios, Ogonis, Itshekiri, etc all lived in peaceful coexistence with no record of inter communal conflict.

However, all these were eventually swept away by the infiltration of the colonial masters.
Although they came in the guise of bringing civilization and religious redemption to the people, they however, sowed a very perilous  seed of discord amongst brethren which is yet to be rooted out till date. These invaders, especially the British colonists, knew that the only way to conquer this region is through division.

Consequently, they have to explore and capitalize on the slight differences in lingual communications to sow hatred in the heart of everyone against the other.
This gave birth to the false assumption that your very next door neighbor is the enemy.
The British however, in the process of granting the Nigeria establishment independence, handed the country over to a loyal but more brutal set of people- the Fulani Jihadi Caliphate.

THE CONCERNS

From the time of sowing seed of discord by the colonial masters, down to the present ambition of total conquest by the Fulani Janjaweed, the people have been roped into practicing hatred and animosity for one another. It is a common knowledge that the British used some Biafrans as task masters over their fellow Biafrans. This in itself is enough to turn brother against brother. Now many have raised concerns accusing the Igbo tribe of intimidation because they were more in number and probably were used more by the colonial masters. Others raised concerns of irregularities during the Biafra Nigeria war of 1967, which has turned out to be instigated by sabotage and deception by the Nigerian Army who disguised as Biafran soldiers to massacre the indigenous Biafran population in the coastal region. Furthermore, the Igbos have also accused the coastal region of Biafra , of post-war illegal occupation of abandoned properties. The concerns , accusations and counter-accusations have made the highly necessary unity of the coastal and hinterland regions an uphill  task.

THE FAILURES: PANDEF AND OHANEZE

In every sane society, especially in the African setting, where traditional rulers and elders are recognized, it is a known phenomenon that when there are quarrels or disputes between families,  communities, clans and tribes , it is the traditional rulers and the elders of the affected areas who come out to meet and resolve the lingering problems.

However, in Biafra,  the elders have failed woefully in this aspect. After the internal disorderliness occasioned by the oppressors of Biafra,  the elders failed to reassemble and settle their differences.
They sat back, and were instead occupied with the heist for the crumbs falling from the master's table, even if it means mortgaging their offsprings. They allowed erroneous history to thrive,  thereby strengthening the hands of the oppressors and making themselves weak and desolate.

The failure of the supposed custodians of our tradition to make important reconciliatory  moves to foster unity among the people has caused the younger generation to inherit a problem they never created nor witness. Unfortunately, this has made unity for Biafra freedom uneasy.

Till date, the traditional rulers and elders of the region have not deemed it necessary to call for a general assembly of all elders in the present day South-South and South-East, to deliberate on how the people can be liberated from the shackles of Nigeria slavery, despite the enormous work being carried out by IPOB leader,  Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to unite the Biafra regions.
Instead, the supposed elders of the land  have continued to individually run to Abuja for self aggrandizement, which has ended up worsening the situation.


THE SOLUTION

There is a saying that "To err is human, and to forgive is divine."  There is no perfect relationship anywhere in the world. People live by peaceful negotiations and renegotiations where the  need arises. Even in the Holy Bible, Jesus Christ told his disciples "Offences must come" and today even in a nuclear family of just husband and wife, there are signs of quarrel and conflict.
So if there were such occasions in Biafra before , it is common to all men.

If you think you have been offended , hear the German story. During the second world war , Germany was divided into two. The East Germany pledged allegiance to Russia, while the West Germany pledged allegiance to the USA.  The war was a brutal one, in that they deployed missiles against themselves, and many  died as a result. After the war , while other nations began to reunite, Germany could not, as they were overwhelmed by an internal conflict called "the cold war" which lasted for another forty years.  This is because the wound inflicted by a brother is more excruciating than that of a stranger. Within this period, Britain gained more powers and pride themselves globally. However, in 1990, some German leaders came together to end the cold war and reunite the country.  Today, Britain has exited the European Union because of German dominance.

The case of Biafra is nowhere near what Germany went through, yet Germans came together as one as  it is today. Biafrans (South-East & South-South) in Nigeria today are faced with total extinction which makes Biafra freedom urgent and inevitable.

If the Germans could overlook their differences to unite against a common enemy, why not Biafrans?
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB have proved beyond every reasonable doubt that  Biafra  today means justice for all. Why won't  these elders swallow their pride and work in synergy to ensure Biafra comes in the shortest time possible?

Overtime, the various components of Biafra have tried one way or the other to get justice on their own, but all failed. This is because no part of Biafra has the sufficiency to successfully defeat Nigeria. Furthermore, the Nigerian state has given no room for negotiations. Rather it is bent on total conquest of the entire Biafra Land. Is it not evident that no tribe of Biafra can seek justice alone?

Therefore, the entire region of East and South must realize that the freedom we  seek is  here with us if only we can kill and bury this internal animosity and unite for Biafra freedom.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has done almost all of the work. All he needs now is an overwhelming support from the region and Biafra shall come within a twinkle of an eye.

Finally, remember your actions or inactions of today , determines your tomorrow.

Thank you and God bless.

Godswill Leeleebari Is An Ogoni Activist And FWPI Analyst.

Edited By Paul Ihechi Alagba.

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