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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Jerusalem: Czech leader slams EU ‘cowards’ on Jerusalem stance

Jerusalem: Czech leader slams EU ‘cowards’ on Jerusalem stance

President Milos Zeman, who followed Trump's announcement with his own recognition of Israeli capital, says Europe wants Palestinian 'supremacy' over Zionists

Czech President Milos Zeman on Saturday accused EU states of being “cowards” in their response to his US counterpart Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“The European Union, cowards, are doing all they can so a pro-Palestinian terrorist movement can have supremacy over a pro-Israeli movement,” said Zeman, presenting himself as a defender of Israel.

The 73-year-old Zeman, targeting a second term from January and who had Friday said he was happy at Trump’s controversial move, made Saturday’s comment before delegates attending the congress of the far-right Freedom and Direct Democracy party, which opposes immigration and the EU.

In a Wednesday address from the White House, Trump defied worldwide warnings and insisted that after repeated failures to achieve peace a new approach was long overdue, describing his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the seat of Israel’s government as merely based on reality.

The move was hailed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and by leaders across much of the Israeli political spectrum. Trump stressed that he was not specifying the boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in the city, and called for no change in the status quo at the city’s holy sites.

Zeman said he had himself spoken in favor of Prague moving the Czech embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv on a visit four years ago — a proposal that met with a reserved political response in his homeland.

Following Trump’s announcement, the Czech foreign ministry said it saw Jerusalem as the future capital both of Israel and a future Palestinian state and that Prague could only consider moving its embassy after consulting regional partners.

The EU’s diplomatic chief, Federica Mogherini, warned on Thursday that Trump’s move had a “very worrying potential impact” and could take the region “backwards to even darker times than the ones we’re already living in.”

Mogherini added that “the aspirations of both parties must be fulfilled and a way must be found through negotiations to resolve the status of Jerusalem as the future capital of both states.”

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JERUSALEM: IPOB HAILS TRUMP

JERUSALEM: IPOB HAILS TRUMP

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has hailed President Donald Trump of the United States for recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

IPOB stated this in a press statement signed by its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful and made available to DAILYPOST.

IPOB described Trump’s decision as courageous and visionary, saying that many may be upset that he did it, but they at IPOB were very ecstatic about the new decision.

Part of IPOB’s Press release read, “It is a thing of great joy and a refreshing reminder that our world still has the regenerative capacity to birth transformational leadership”.

It said, IPOB was encouraged by that decision “because it was an eye opener to countries who were averse to self determination of indigenous people.”

IPOB said, “We salute you, Mr. President. Thank you for recognizing Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel, and thank you most of all for the plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“We believe that many more countries will emulate your courageous act, and we also hope that soon, very soon, the Republic of Biafra will be born out of wanton repression, and we will become Israel’s strongest ally on the African continent with a beautiful embassy in the holy city of Jerusalem.

“By what you have done, Mr. Donald J. Trump as American President, has shown that courageous leadership is not predicated on public opinion or political correctness, but on justice, equity and fairness.

“Every right-thinking person who is not blinded by parochial ethnocentric biases will agree with you. We believe that what is right is right and what is wrong is wrong.

“And for those who have sworn to make this world a living hell for truth, justice and equity; there is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked. And so we say “wait, your karma is on the way.

“Once again, Mr. President, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) say, congratulations. We stand shoulder to shoulder with you.”

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Friday, 8 December 2017

2019: Ndigbo to support Igbo-interest party, candidate — Nwodo

2019: Ndigbo to support Igbo-interest party, candidate — Nwodo
Chief John Nnia Nwodo


By Dennis Agbo & Kelechukwu Iruoma ENUGU—OHANAEZE Ndigbo has stated that the Igbo will support only political parties and candidates with the interest of Ndigbo in their agenda in the 2019 general elections.

President General of the body, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, said that their support will only go to a presidential candidate with manifest programme that would address the multifarious interests and challenges confronting Ndigbo in Nigeria. Nwodo spoke yesterday, at a reception organized by the Enugu Chapter of the group in his honour on arrival at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, after a trip to the United States of America, where he and his deputy  went to inaugurate the South Carolina chapter of Ohanaeze. Nwodo stressed that although the group was a non-political association, it would advise Ndigbo to vote for a candidate of the political party that has the best programmes for Ndigbo in 2019.

Nwodo also expressed anger at the deplorable state of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, saying that deliberate neglect of the airport, the only international airport in the zone, tallies with the obvious marginalization of the South East geo-political zone in the socio-political and economic development of the country, particularly after the civil war that ended in 1970.

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LIKE NIGERIA, LIKE LIBYA, SLAVERY IS THEIR STOCK IN TRADE

LIKE NIGERIA, LIKE LIBYA, SLAVERY IS THEIR STOCK IN TRADE

By Elochukwu Nicholas Ohagi
For Family Writers Press

Yes, we must talk down on our youths not to take that risky journey to Europe through Sahara desert and Mediterranean sea. That is the right thing to do. I read from a friend's Facebook wall, how a man in the 80s, who has a good paying job but ignorantly made a hopeless journey to Europe through Libya. The said man, sold all his property and unfortunately died there in Libya without reaching Europe or even being seen by his family members. It is on record that more than half of those that take that risky journey never return alive. It is simply a suicide journey, something no youth should engage on or be encouraged to embark on. Someone that experienced this journey through the desert once told me how the desert is littered with skeletons and thousands of international passports mostly belonging to Nigerians.

Today, all sites, news portals and television stations are condemning what is happening presently in Libya. Yes, we are all humans, every right thinking human should condemn people tying up humans and burning them alive. What is happening in Libya is man's inhumanity to man. How can a nation who rose up against a man whom today's events has vindicated, be so wicked in their treatment of their fellow human.

But before we condemn Libya, we should ask ourselves, "is slavery or something more than slavery not going on in Nigeria since her fraudulent creation by the British? Has Libya killed up to the number of humans being killed in Nigeria daily? Why are we so hypocritical when same thing is happening in many places around the world including Nigeria and nobody is leading a campaign to put a stop to the butchering of people? The outrage generated by the said Libya slave trade both locally and internationally was not same with that of Nigeria when unarmed protesters were killed mercilessly in the streets of Biafra land by the Nigerian joint security forces. What had happened in Nigeria few years back and is still happening today is not short of what is going on in Libya today.  Nigeria is a home to evil and death and so is Libya of this day. Nigeria was top on the list of countries of the world that are  unsafe for human inhibition, then, why didn't such ranking generate outrage locally not to talk of internationally and the leaders therein are the real devil's incarnate, rearing their ugly heads and masquerading as humans. Therefore, recent happenings in Libya are nothing compared to what Biafrans face in Nigeria on daily basis. I will try and use some examples to buttress my point.

Today, one young lady told me how they are being treated in the company where she works. The experiences she shared with me are so inhuman and belittling. She said few persons are forced to do works that needed a machine to do, thereby over labouring those few. Also that every December period, they receive half of their salary, this is deliberately done by the owner of the company so that they won't resign when they resume in January. They are factory workers in a company that produces plastic gallons and buckets. They are paid 12thousand Naira every month. The implication is that each and everyone of them would be going home this month with mere 6thousand Naira. Tell me this is not slavery. Also coming back January next year, they will also receive another half salary, so that the company will now withhold 12thousand Naira salary for the month of January. This will kind of be a leverage to deter the workers from leaving or quitting. It means that whenever you leave, you are forfeiting a one month salary.


But, in a sane country, there are agencies that regulate these companies and compel them to treat workers well. You can not underpay a worker, not to talk of paying him or her half payment during yelitutde or festive period. A period many companies in a working country leave workers with lots of gift items. Did I not tell you Nigeria is a slave camp. They do not care about you, they just kick you out of the company if you claim to know your right. Take it to any place and they will win you. Nigerians have learnt how to be obedient slaves, which is why you do not usually hear about all these things.

Nigerians are bloody hypocrites. Somewhere in the North, some Fulani herdsmen butchered some policemen and no one is protesting. Herdsmen have done worse than what Libyans are doing today. They have gone to villages cutting down children, women and men of different ages. As these things are going on, no outrage, no condemnation even from the president, but they have found their voices because Libya is involved.

Nigerian media that have put a blind eye on issues in Nigeria, now beamed their satellites and are showing videos of what is happening in Libya. What a shameful situation we found ourselves into. Why have they not shown the butchered policemen and even the killing of civilians recently in the North by both the Fulani herders and the bombing war jet that killed thousands?

As we speak, people are missing everyday in Nigeria. Human organs are being harvested and sold for business and ritual purposes, yet no one is doing anything about it. Some survivors has told their stories, yet nothing is being down to salvage humans from these barbarians. But Nigerians go about demonstrating against Libya as many took to the internet to cry wolf and attract the sympathy of the gullible into believing that they care for humanity, those are crocodile tears, so to say. Do not get it twisted. Why demonstrating and crying about what is happening in Libya forgetting that so much killing has been going on in Nigeria without any outrage both locally and internationally. So ask yourself if those that are being killed in Nigeria are not humans?  Am not against any demonstration or cry, am only trying to lay bare our collective hypocrisy and to bring to the consciousness of Nigerians the saying that " charity begins at home".

Moreover, what do you expect from youths whom after finishing university will stay for many years being jobless? That is why we have many vices in our society today because a jobless fellow is a devil's workshop. Even those that do have job faces intimidation and all sort of maltreatment. It is the failure of our leaders that forces the youths to leave the country even when they know it might lead to death. They are ready to die trying than to stay back in a country they call theirs and be living like destitutes. They are out there to seek for greener pastures in Europe. They are out to escape the Nigerian slave camp only to end up in Libyan slave camp, just put it in a simple parlance, like Nigeria, like Libya slavery is their stock in trade.

Until we understand that Nigeria is not a country but a big slave camp, until we start holding our leaders responsible for what the youths are going through, until we accept that Nigerian is a country where evil dewels among humans, then the slave camp in Libya will continue to receive slaves from Nigeria for easy and summary execution.

Edited by Ebere Okolie
For Family Writers Press

Thursday, 7 December 2017

BIAFRA: THE DEMAND OF THE PEOPLE CANNOT BE WISHED AWAY

THE DEMAND OF THE PEOPLE CANNOT BE WISHED AWAY

By Ogeh Friday Igiri
For Family Writers Press

The unmistakable Biafran restoration struggle under the able leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has no doubt, gone through stages and processes over the years, which has recently rattled the Nigerian establishment. The civilised world has variously commended the modus operandi so far adopted in realising this set objective which is under the United Nations (UN) code of freedom agitation for the implementation of the rights of the oppressed Indigenous People Groups all over the world.

Uncountable number of sacrifices were made by the Biafran people between 1967 - 1970 which was christened the Biafran / Nigerian civil war in which over 3.5 million Biafran citizens were killed and properties worth millions of US dollars, wantonly destroyed . And up till date, various degrees of sacrifices are yet being made in staying the course. The arrival of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on the scene, tend to correct this state institutionalised anormaly. Dating back to decade of years, Biafrans have steadily been made to suffer varying degrees of marginalisation from the Nigerian governments that were supposedly bound by law to impartially cater for the interest of all.

Millions of Biafrans within the Biafran territory have consistently been subjected to indescribable levels of oppression occasioned by the policies of despotism and tribalism by agents of the government of Nigeria and most ostensibly pronounced under the government of  Muhammadu Buhari. The cost of living for the people is hellish. Peasant farmers, traders /business people and even the working class citizens reel in the same economic quagmire. The story remain the same. The infrastructural development within the entire Biafraland is zero in spite of the indispensable record of facts that the oil proceeds that enrich and sustain Nigeria as a country come from the region.

It is very clear from the foregoing to note that the only panacea of liberation from this slavery, is the fight for unfettered freedom from Nigeria, the costs nonetheless. The efforts of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide and lovers of freedom and human dignity are quite commendable and appreciated. Biafrans, in the face of damning dangers of death and destruction, have demonstrated variously to the world, that their primary desire and demand are their freedom and independence. They have severally displayed high standard of civility, discipline and maturity in their protests both within and outside Biafraland, even against provocative and dangerous treatments from the Nigerian combined security operatives, in the course of their entitled civil dissent against unjust government policies.

Biafrans therefore, are unequivocally demanding that a referendum be organized for them forthwith, to enable them determine their future and that of their upcoming generations in the contrapted enclave called Nigeria. It is a democratic right enshrined in civilised laws across the world. There is absolutely no other better time for it than now, forever therein lies the solution to the many ills that have bedevilled not just only Nigeria but also Africa by extension.

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

THE SUCCESSFUL BOYCOTT OF THE JUST CONCLUDED ANAMBRA ELECTION, A PRELUDE TO BIAFRAN REFERENDUM

THE SUCCESSFUL BOYCOTT OF THE JUST CONCLUDED ANAMBRA ELECTION, A PRELUDE TO BIAFRAN REFERENDUM

Written by Sunday Okafor
For Family Writers Press

To Biafrans both at home and in the diaspora, the remarkably massive, peaceful and very successful boycott of the just concluded Anambra state gubernatorial election which was held on the 18th day of November 2017, is exceptionally heart warming as residents within the state clinically adhered to the instructions of the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), thereby charting a course to freedom.

The world through this unmistakable statement of action, has once again been unequivocally informed of the resolve and the determination of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide, to fully and totally get the sovereignty of the Biafran nation restored even at the full glare of foreign observers who stormed various polling units to capture first hand, all that really transpired during the election.

It is however pertinent here to decry the shameful acts of media mockery displayed by the Nigerian media professionals who were conspicuously not found anywhere near the election grounds. This show of shame emanated from their fear of disappointment as envisaged, from the electorates' 'Sit At Home' who actually boycotted the election enmass. The corrupt and lying Nigerian media personnel living good to their billings, yet fabricated falsehood with the intent of deceiving the gullible
They published and disseminated lies by telling the world that the election witnessed unprecedented turn out of voters. But the truth remains that these people were not found in any of the voting locations during the exercise to collate necessary and proven information as the practice normally ought to have been. The Nigerian media has over time, exhibited heights of unethical journalism in other to service the interests of their paymasters at the expense of their professional callings and public enlightenment.

All appreciation to God for the timely presence of the staff of Family Writers Press crack team of correspondents who scaled through all imposing and associated hassles to gather and disseminate detailed live and post - election situation accounts of proceedings direct from various polling units with verifiable pictorial and visual evidences of all that took place within and around Anambra state. The response of Biafrans to the election boycott orders given by the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by Mazi Nnamdi kanu is quite commendable. Biafrans in Anambra state are today held in high esteem by all lovers of freedom for standing strong in defense of what they believe in and this action so exhibited, confirms the resilience we are known for.

I, on behalf of the Family Writers Press International and the Indigenous People of Biafra, very sincerely and unreservedly, appreciate all the Biafrans in Anambra for doing us proud by not reneging on our ideals which pivotally anchor on love, justice, freedom and unity. They have through this, demonstrated to the chain of bewitched politicians within the entire Biafraland in particular and Nigeria in general, that our demand for the restoration of Biafra can never be compromised.

I believe strongly that with this recorded amazing success of election boycott, Biafra freedom is just a matter of time and it is quite imminent. The world cannot deny our resolve in the Biafran restoration question. And the only prompt and justifiable backing required of the world is to set in motion, principled modalities for the realization of the anticipated.

God bless Biafra!

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

IPOB: FG ABSENT AGAIN, AS COURT ADJOURNS NAMDI KANU'S CASE TO FEBRUARY 2018

FG ABSENT AGAIN, AS COURT ADJOURNS NAMDI KANU'S CASE TO FEBRUARY 2018

December 5, 2017.

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, had in a court sitting earlier today, adjourned the continuation of trial of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, as well as the  hearing of the bail applications tabled before it by the defense counsels to the IPOB leader's codefendants which was scheduled for today,been the 5th of December 2017.

The whereabouts of the Nnamdi Kanu has remained unknown after a bloody military invasion of his residence at Isiama Afaraukwu-Ibeku in Umuahia, Abia state, which left dozens of Biafra activists dead, and scores of others injured.  The IPOB leader's sudden disappearance has sparked a global outrage, with the lawyer accusing the Nigeria military of being in possession of his client.
The court has however, reserved its ruling on whether or not the Nigeria military should produce Nnamdi Kanu, following the nonappearance of counsel to the Nigeria government.

Reasons for the repeated adjournment according to the presiding judge who read the application is that, Labaran Shaibu, the Head of the prosecuting counsel of the Nigeria government travelled abroad for a conference, hence prompting the ineffectiveness of the court sitting.

The court however, permitted the application for adjournment to 20th of February 2018  for the commencement of the hearing.

Moses Agbo,
Reporting For Family Writers Press.

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