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Sunday 24 December 2023

Man Of The Year: Nnamdi Kanu, A Phenomenal Extraordinary Personality, Nominated By A Popular Vote




Man Of The Year: Nnamdi Kanu, A Phenomenal Extraordinary Personality, Nominated By A Popular Vote


December 25, 2023 | The Biafran Times

In the history and study of modern and ancient sociopolitical movements around the world, certain figures emerge as rare gems and catalysts for change, championing the holistic cause and aspirations of their people, this includes even when a proportionate number of the people does not consciously appreciate the ups and downs surrounding the task, the challenges that the struggle portends, and the immense sacrifices required to achieve the desired goal.

One such individual who has carved a niche for himself in the annals and books of modern history is Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra movement and the crowned prince of Afara Ukwu Ibeku - his clan traditional rulership mantle. Widely regarded as a standard-bearer which naturally endowed him the Igbo highly reserved and revered title of "Ohamadike 1 of Biafra" - a man of valor, and the epitome of exceptional leadership (Onyendu) – a leader who leads from the front, and bares a firsthand experience of the enemy's attacks and belligerent overtures.

Kanu's journey in life as a freedom fighter, and Self-determination activist is both fascinating and also immersed in complexities.
He undoubtedly, deserves the honor of the "Man of the Year" title being nominated, for his exceptional leadership and never-say-die activism. His impact on the voices yearning for emancipation in Nigeria today, cannot be overstated nor overemphasized.

Nnamdi Kanu's evolution into a freedom fighter can be traced back to his early life. Born to a family deeply rooted in the Igbo culture, Kanu's sense of identity and belonging became pivotal in shaping his convictions. His journey for Biafra self-determination commenced with the revamping of the defunct Radio Biafra, a media platform that would later become central, and very instrumental in disseminating his message of freedom to his people, and global community.

Kanu's advocacy for the independence of Biafra is characterized by his steadfast commitment to the cause. His unwavering belief in the right to self-determination for the people of Eastern Nigeria has positioned him as a standard-bearer for the contemporary Biafran independence movement. Through his speeches and time-tested pronouncements, Kanu aroused a vision and consciousness that resonates with those who sincerely sought freedom and liberty from systemic oppression.

At the heart of Kanu's influence and activism lies his extraordinary leadership style. He combines charisma with a great deal of understanding of the ills confronting his people. His ability to objectively articulate issues at hand, and propose durable, painstaking solutions has garnered him a dedicated followership of global outreach. His leadership transcends the conventional, as it navigates through complexities of politics with pragmatic diplomacy and finesse.

While the term "freedom fighting" often depicts the images of conflicts and physical confrontations, Nnamdi Kanu distinguishes himself as a man of peace. His calls for a peaceful and diplomatic resolution to the Biafran question - through a United Nations supervised referendum - underscore a commitment to avoiding unnecessary bloodshed. This makes him outstanding from those who initially from the onset embraced and adopted the radical approach against oppression and occupation, even without giving a benefit of doubt.

Kanu's impact has not gone unnoticed on the global stage. His activism over the years has earned him a definite relationship platform with certain, respected world leaders and institutions, reflecting the acknowledgment of his efforts in championing the cause of the Biafran people jealously yet without cynicism. This honor is not merely a personal accolade but a recognition of the broader movement he represents and the aspirations of those who rally behind, and around him.

However, the path to freedom and emancipation is fraught with challenges and confrontations. Yet, Kanu's pragmatic approach of obliging the Nigeria judiciary system irrespective of the high-handedness of the Nigerian authorities, remains indispensable. 

Moreover, the nomination of Kanu as the best freedom fighter of 2023 through a popular opinion poll conducted on the X social network platform, buttresses the fact about the viral support and admiration he has earned from a disproportionate members of the society, as a result of his long sufferings and consistency, even under immense physical and psychological torture behind the solitary confinement walls of the Nigerian secret police (DSS), cell for over two years.

The acknowledgment from the public reflects the resonance of his message, and how deep it has sunk into the minds of those who believes and concurs with it. Kanu's ability to mobilize public opinion and rally support speaks volumes about his influence and the indispensability of his person in the affairs of the people of Eastern Nigeria especially as it pertains the socioeconomic and political aspect of life. It can be safe to say, that all of which revolves around him, as the people has immense trust in him, thus invariably trusts his judgement as uncompromising and unbetraying.

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu stands as a phenomenal and extraordinary freedom fighter whose impact so far, reverberates beyond the confines of the Nigerian landscape. His journey decorated by his commitment to peace, his unfettered resolve for true independence as well as his unique leadership style, paints a portrait of a man deeply connected to his roots and the aspirations of his people. 

While controversies from certain quarters about him may surely exist, however his recognition as the Man of the Year - not only through the online poll, but also on the ground worldwide -  reflects the acknowledgment of his significant role in shaping the discourse on self-determination as far the history of Nigeria is concerned. Whether one views him as a hero or a controversial figure, Nnamdi Kanu remains, an undeniable enigma in history of freedom fighting of the 21st Century.

Article Written by Family Writers Press International

Published by Comrade Charles Opanwa (IPOB-AR)

Thursday 23 November 2023

The Continued Detention Of Kanu A Catalyst For Biafra Sovereignty

The Continued Detention Of Kanu A Catalyst For Biafra Sovereignty

By Eluwa Chidiebere Chinazu | Biafra Writers




November 23, 2023

Many have questioned the possibility of the emergence of the sovereign state of Biafra. This is so in the wake of the continued detention of IPOB Supreme Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. A good number even, although previously had maintained high hopes in the struggle, now wallow in despair. The incarceration of Kanu did the damage.

But has the hope of restoring Biafra been buried truly with the illegal detention of the leader? If so, then why is Kanu still being held even without a verdict? It is not as though he is sentenced and serving a jail term; no, he is not even convicted. They are just illegally holding him. 

From time immemorial, the defeat of a people is shown by beheading their leader or sending him to an indefinite jail. This in all honesty is the Nigerian wish for the Biafran leader. Nevertheless, Nigeria being cautious enough to keep Kanu in detention, albeit illegally, is an indication that the restoration of Biafra is underway.

Nigeria, through the court numerous adjournment, may be buying time, waiting for when the people will forget their leader before snuffing life out of him. But as the saying goes, while the hunter is preparing his gun to shoot, the bird is also sharpening its wings to fly. 

Sidelining a people politically, geographically, economically and siphoning every human and natural resources in their land, is tantamount to slavery. But in all these, one thing is sure, at last Biafra will fly.

Edited by Nelson Ofokar Yagazie
Published by Charles Opanwa 

Monday 6 November 2023

Six Days To Imo State Election, IGP Bows To Pressure, Removes Imo CP Mohammed Barde

  Six Days To Imo State Election, IGP Bows To Pressure, Removes Imo CP Mohammed Barde



The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Kayode Egbetokun has redeployed the Imo State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Barde to the Force Headquarters, relieving him of his duties in the state.


His removal as CP of the state followed allegations of partisanship among others, levelled against him by the nation’s organised Labour after its president, Joe Ajaero was attacked in Imo State.


The IGP said his removal signified the Police Force neutrality in the situation and its dedication to upholding the rule of law and maintaining strict neutrality throughout the electoral proceedings.


The police in a statement, signed by its spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, on Sunday read in part: “In a pivotal development ahead of the upcoming gubernatorial election in Imo state on 11th November, 2023, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has ordered the redeployment of the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Mohammed Barde to the Force Headquarters on special duty.


“This redeployment is not an indictment on the affected officer but is rather part of a broader strategy aimed at bolstering security measures, promoting transparency, and upholding the integrity of the electoral security management.

Friday 3 November 2023

IPOB names INEC officials drafted to Imo State, warn against election rigging



 IPOB PRESS RELEASE 

November 3, 2023 |The Biafra Times 

IPOB NAMES INEC OFFICIALS DRAFTED TO IMO STATE AND WARNED THEM NOT TO RIG THE NOVEMBER 11 GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION.


The global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by the great and indefatigable liberator Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu KANU warns INEC not to throw Imo State into political crisis in the coming Imo State gubernatorial election. 

As much as IPOB does not get involved in the Nigeria fraudulent political selection called election, nevertheless, we are not going to be silent and watch the Nigeria Government use corrupt INEC officials to perpetuate evil in Imo State and by extension the Southeast Region.

Everyone is familiar with INEC's fraudulent activities during elections in Nigeria. INEC is not independent but fully dependent on the government in power or to any moneybag politician who lines their pockets. However, in this coming election in Imo State, INEC officials must very circumspect not to throw Imo State into crisis by becoming willing tools to renew another four years-mandate of suffering, hunger, and killings. 

INEC officials must not be another Supreme Court that imposed a rejected candidate on Imo Indigenes using the fulanized Supreme Court. That illegality of the Supreme Court threw Imo State into unwarranted suffering, political intimidation, and mass killings. 

IPOB members are not politicians and neither partisan, but we are against any political party or government that is toxic to our people. The Supreme Court Governor in Imo State, Hope Uzodinma is a murderer and a mass killer who has killed and forcefully disappeared a lot of people in Imo State. He has ensured that insecurity reigns supreme in Imo State and beyond. Those who are colluding with him to rig him back into power should watch their back. He who fetches an ant infested firewood has indirectly invited lizards for a party. Therefore, INEC officials that Hope Uzodinma handpicked and drafted to rig the Imo State election should be very careful not to buy a market that comes with heavy prices. We want these drafted INEC officials to know that Imo State people are groaning in pains from a killer government and it will be suicidal for them to subvert their wishes in this coming election because of money or threat. If you can't stand the threat and can't say no to bribes to suvert the will of Imo citizens, you have the time to back off. But should you subvert the will of the people, be ready for the consequences. Ndimo and IPOB intelligence in Imo State are watching.

The IPOB intelligence has uncovered some INEC officials that have been drafted to various Imo State Local Government Areas to compromise election results in favour of Hope Uzodinma and APC. All these identified and named officials are from outside Imo State except one official. We advise every one of them to be professional or back off if they can't be neutral and do their job honestly. If they insist on doing the dirty job, then they should get ready for the consequences. 

They are: 

(1) Aboh Mbaise - Nnewedim Ijeoma Ursula (Abia state) Phone number 08038974747.

(2) Ahiazu Mbaise - Chukwuemeka Blessing Ugo (Abia state) 08037378664.

(3) Ehime Mbano- Ogbuehi Gloria Chinasa (Abia state) 07068881062.

(4) Ezinihitte- Nwosu Chigbo (Anambra State) 08039993935.

(5) Ideato North- Onuwasonya Anthony Nduka (Anambra State) 08033802213.

(6) Ideato South - Ahumibe Preye Ihugbam (Bayelsa State) 08035435712.

(7) Ihitte Uboma- Ezeabasili keme Felix (Anambra State) 0033325855.

(8) Ikeduru- Omeje Ikemechukwu Peter-(Enugu State) 08033024090.08033024090.

(9) Isiala Mbano- Nwaeze Elizabeth (Ebonyi state) 08030523663.

(10) Isu- Asagwara Ikechukwu-(Abia State) 08037783141.

(11) Mbaitoli- Nwabisi Theresa Nkiruka (Enugu State) 08037124769.

(12) Ngor Okpala- Ogbuishi Richadson Ikechukwu (Enugu State) 08036369580.

(13) Njaba- Nwaknwo Nkemakolam - (Abia State) 08035877989.

(14) Nkwerre- Okpara-Elom Ifeoma Antonia -(Enugu State) 08030965095.

(15) Nwangele- Obetta Chinyere Vivian (Enugu State) 07065408830.

(16) Obowo- Nonyelum Benjamin (Enugu State) 08035925625.

(17) Oguta- Obiechehie Ozioma (Abia State) 07034740374, 07011576162.

(18) Ohaji/Egbema- Nwosu Noel Ikenna- (Abia State) 08035988355.

(19) Okigwe - Uzor Chikwendu Victor- ( Abia State) 08037225018.

(20) Onuimo-Ohabuiro Henry- (Abia State) 0803308034028216.

(21) Orlu- Okocha Godfrey Ogonda- (Rivers State) 08033102484.

(22) Orsu-Oranebo Ethelbert Ikenna- (Anambra State) 08033934168, 08078714117.

(23) Oru East- Okoli Abadnego (Anambra State) 08034510714

(24) Oru West- Uzoka Emmanuel Uchenna (Imo State) 080345227192

(25) Owerri Municipal- Ogbonna I.Ifeanyichukwu- (Enugu State) 08033575625

(26) Owerri North- Nnaji Ifeanyichukwu Henry-(Enugu State) 08030919961.

(27) Owerri West - Okike Emeka (Ebonyi State)08035608131. 

Doubt IPOB to your own peril. 

Imo citizens and Ndigbo should watch out for the INEC officers mentioned above call them to order. Anyone who compromises the November 11, 2023 governorship election in Imo State should be held accountable in whatever format available and the person should pursued to his or her home for betraying Ndimo state. 

Moreso, those hotel owners in Owerri who have concluded plans to hand over their hotels to the Imo Administrator from the 4th to 11th of November as rigging centers, should be careful not to jeopardize their businesses after the elections. It will be stupid of any hotel owner to sacrifice his hotel business for political expediency. They are hereby warned. 

Also, we declare that any religious leader, traditional ruler, or traditionalist campaigning for the Fulani imposed governor, murderous government in Imo State to continue is a hypocrite. That person may be directly or indirectly benefiting from the sponsored insecurity situation in Imo State. IPOB hereby advise willing voters in Imo State to go out and vote their preferred governorship candidate and defend their votes on the November 11, 2023 governorship election. 


COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL, MEDIA, AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB.

Thursday 26 October 2023

BREAKING: Court declares proscription of IPOB illegal, awards Eight Billion Naira in Favor of Nnamdi Kanu

 BREAKING: Court declares proscription of IPOB illegal, awards Eight Billion Naira in Favor of Nnamdi Kanu



A Federal High Court sitting in Enugu State, has declared the proscription of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), as a terrorist organization, unlawful and illegal.

It also ruled that the detention and prosecution of Nnamdi Kanu as a member of group is illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional.

Justice A.O. Onovo who delivered the landmark judgement held that self-determination is not a crime and thus cannot be used as a ground to arrest, detain and prosecute Nnamdi Kanu.

Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, Special Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu who confirmed the latest judgement of the court in a statement, said that N8 billion was awarded to Nnamdi Kanu for the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, property and other damages he has suffered.

Part of the statement reads, “Today, I led a team of lawyers to a landmark victory before the High Court of Enugu State in SUIT NO: E/20/2023 filed in January 2023 against the Southeast Governors’ Forum and the FG (Respondents) for their collective executive actions (in 2017) that led to the proscription of IPOB and declaring it a terrorist group in contravention of Section 42 of the Constitution which prohibits discrimination on the basis of ethnicity.

“In a well-considered judgment that lasted for over three hours, the High Court (coram Justice A.O. Onovo) granted the following Reliefs.

“Declared that the practical application of the Terrorism Prevention Act and the executive or administrative action of the Respondents (Southeast Governors Forum and the Federal Government) which directly led to the proscription of IPOB and its listing as a terrorist group, said IPOB being comprised of citizens of Nigeria of the Igbo and other Eastern Nigerian ethnic groups, professing the political opinion of self determination and the consequent arrest, detention and prosecution of the Applicant (MAZI NNAMDI KANU) as a member/leader of said IPOB is illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amounts to infringement of the Applicant’s fundamental right not to be subjected to any disabilities or restrictions on the basis of his ethnicity as enshrined and guaranteed under Section 42 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and his fundamental rights as enshrined under Articles 2,3,19 &20 of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (Enforcement and Ratification) Act.

“Declared that self determination is not a crime and thus cannot be used as a basis to arrest, detain and prosecute the Applicant, MAZI NNAMDI KANU.

“Ordered the Respondents, jointly or severally, to issue official Letter(s) of Apology to the Applicant (MAZI NNAMDI KANU) for the infringement of his said fundamental rights; and publication of said Letter(s) of Apology in three (3) national dailies.

“Ordered the Respondents to, jointly or severally, pay the sum of N8,000,000,000.00 (Eight Billion Naira) to the Applicant (MAZI NNAMDI KANU), being monetary damages claimed by the Applicant against the Respondents jointly and severally for the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, property and other damages suffered by the Applicant as a result of the infringements of his fundamental rights by the Respondents.

“I thank my erudite colleagues in chambers – Barristers Patrick Agazie, Ifeyinwa Nworgu, Mandela Umegborogu, Ozioma Eguzoribe, Edith Chidimma Eze and Obianuju Iloanya.”

Nigerian Judiciary, Military - Architect Of Corruption; Kanu The Way Out

Nigerian Judiciary, Military - Architect Of Corruption; Kanu The Way Out





October 26, 2023 

By Eluwa Chidiebere Chinazu | Biafra Writers

The commons in Nigeria have made several attempts to effect change since independence of Nigeria in 1960, all to no avail. The last of them all is the Obident Movement. Socially and politically, their efforts held no water till date. 

The architects  of corruption in the country have managed to forestall such efforts through the midwifery of the judiciary and the military. While the military moulds them down in certain cases, the judiciary sweeps every hope under the carpet in other cases.

These two agencies do more harm than good to the Nigerian folk. Even before the emergence of the Obident Movement, lots of people have lost hope in the Nigerian project. The squashing of the Obident Movement however buried any modicum of hope left in the people - courtesy of the judiciary. 

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, it now seems, is the only hope of the masses. Although some quarters are yet to grasp the  potency of the Kanu factor to their collective goal, Kanu certainly remains the only weapon left for the common Nigerian to press forward.

Kanu is for justice. An incredible element that common Nigerians can unite for to get what they want. It is simple: demand for his release in the name of justice and see how everything will turn around for the better.

Edited by Nelson Ofokar Yagazie
Published by Charles Opanwa 

Thursday 17 August 2023

Southeast Insecurity: Government Aims To Rally The People Against IPOB




By Eluwa Chidiebere Chinazu | Biafra Writers


August 17th, 2023.


Before this wind of insecurity in southeast gummed on the lips of the Nigerian media, the Southeast region has for long been militarized to the brim. Just as with every other territory under military siege in the world, the soldiers assigned to this region have been committing all manner of crimes mostly in the night. They rape, rob, extort, and harass citizens without provocation. Fortunately for the region however, IPOB emerged. 


The rise of insecurity in the region and the consequent spurious moves by the Nigerian government and its pocketed duplicitous media to profile the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) as the culprit, call for urgent attention. Before  we get bamboozled by the enemy media and so cast our stone at IPOB, let us ponder on the processes that brought insecurity into existence in the region. Let's ask ourselves how the insecurity in the Southeast began, what caused it, who is behind it and who fought against it? These are the synoptical questions that will not only help us ascertain the perpetrators but also equip our minds to be able to digest the enemy's scheme in accusing IPOB.


Whenever the issue of southeast insecurity is presented on the table, the Fulani movement called Fulani Nationalism and popularly known as Ruga, should come to mind. The Buhari government through Ruga occasioned insecurity on regions opposed to it. Many lives and properties were destroyed trying to force it on the people. IPOB being the single most important body in that vehement rejection, became an enemy of the government. 


Ruga massacred families, heightened tension, destroyed homes and means of livelihood. The horrible stories of an old women raped in their farms, young girls gangraped, mother and child butchered in their farms, villages burnt etc, were no good news at all. IPOB rose to the occasion.



It is said that politics and insecurity are one. The stealing of the people's mandate through the government's impossition of Hope Uzodinma as the governor of Imo State was to foster the implementation of Ruga. It was also to punish the southeast region that stood against Ruga through IPOB. By stealing the people's mandate, the government created insecurity. 

In a sane society that endorses democracy, protest remains one of the machineries citizens register their feelings. But in a flamboyant disregard to its own law, Nigerian government went ahead to massacre IPOB protesters, creating unnecessary tensions and insecurity. 

If the government intention was never to get at IPOB by creating insecurity in the most peaceful region in the country, what then was the reason behind the massacres.  If the government should enforce a movement that decapitates her citizens, who then occasioned insecurity upon the region?


In all intent and purposes, the Nigerian government in their desperation to demonize IPOB, wants to rally the people against IPOB by accusing IPOB of being behind the insecurity in southeast. My advice to the people is to stay focused and don't get hoodwinked by the brown-envelope Nigerian media lies.


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