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Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Nnamdi Kanu, a Reincarnation of the Biblical Moses; the Comparative Analysis



April 23, 2019

By Eluwa Chidiebere Chinazu | Biafra Writers

Saint Luke, the author of the two biblical books – The Gospel According to Saint Luke, and Acts of the Apostles – claimed to have witnessed the events of Yahwehyeshua (Jesus). In the light of Luke’s assertion, it is pertinent to note that the Bible was written by historians who witnessed or gathered information about what truly transpired. Of course, every written material is inspired by a spirit – good or bad. Good books are inspired by the holy (good) spirit, while bad ones – materials aimed at destroying people – are inspired by an evil (bad) spirit.

As believed by scholars around the globe, but for The Gospel According to Matthew, no other book of The New Testament was actually written by the disciples. Instead, the communities they instituted wrote the books and titled them after the disciples as a commemoration.  Those days, information was passed orally and only important documents were in written texts.

The fact that The New Testament was written 200-400 years after the resurrection of the Son of Man planted doubt in people’s mind as regards the authenticity of biblical stories. This generation, not willing to repeat such mistake, has begun to pen down events as they happen around Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for the unborn.

Proofs of Kanu’s Messianic Nature:
When the powers that be sought to cut short his life and abort his mission on earth, the charismatic leader of Biafra miraculously escaped. He remained incommunicado for thirteen good months after which he made a public appearance in the holy land of Israel. The possibility of his escape and journey to the land of Israel unseen and without passport (as both his British and Nigerian passports were seized by Nigerian government) stirred a mysterious air around him, even leading some to accuse him of diabolism … reminiscence of Jesus being called demon possessed.

READ ALSO: One Nigeria, The Most Deceitful Phrase On Earth

It is worthy of note that after his historic reappearance on that fateful day, 19th October 2018, at the Wailing Wall of the City of David, Jerusalem, a crucial sign occurred in Israel twelve days later, bearing witness to his Messianic mission. On Wednesday the 31st of October, 2018, as reported by Times of Israel and other news outlets around the globe, a coin-marked snake appeared in the Western Wall of Jerusalem attempting to devour a dove. It failed, however.

That incident was of such significance that Jewish rabbis interpreted it as a sign of the coming of a Messiah and of freedom. That this event took place exactly on the twelfth day of Kanu’s appearance at the Wailing Wall is of another great significance. Analysis from different quarters interpreted it as signaling the completion of the twelve tribes of Israel. Biafra being a lost tribe of Israel has been gifted a Messiah who will triumph over all forces to set free her.

In Jewish eschatology, the term Mashiach or “Messiah” refers to a future Jewish king from the Davidic line that is expected to be anointed with holy oil. Israel’s traditional views hold that the Messiah will be descended through the line of King David, and will gather the Jews back into the Land of Israel, usher in an era of peace, and build the Third Temple. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in his radio broadcasts has been hammering on building a magnificent temple for Chukwu Abiama (Hashem) in Biafra. The third temple spoken of in the Bible, no doubt, is to be built in Biafra – a bloodline of Israel.

READ ALSO: IPOB Distance Itself From Gruesome Murder of Prophet Nwoko, Decries Recent Killings and Abductions Across Biafraland

The Similarities:
Just as John the Baptist was seen as the reincarnation of Prophet Elijah (Matthew 11:13-14), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is today regarded as the reincarnation of Moses. The feat of dividing the Red Sea is till today a mystery no one in history has replicated. In Nnamdi Kanu’s case, a similar mystery has been observed: the sun follows him wherever he goes, bearing witness to his divine mission on earth. Critics have resorted to defamation, spinning the yarn that the Biafran leader uses diabolic means to draw the sun. The question, however, is: how come no magician or shaman in history has achieved that feat?

Moses, an Israelite by birth, was also an Egyptian citizen. Comparatively, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, a Biafran by birth, is also a British citizen. While Moses grew up in Egypt, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, although born and bred in Biafra, has lived most of his life in Britain. As Egypt were an enemy and oppressor of Israel, so also is Britain an enemy and oppressor of Biafra (although currently orchestrating their oppression through the Nigerian entity). Furthermore, Moses was a prince, Nnamdi Kanu is a prince.

Moses was envied and antagonized by Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. Nnamdi Kanu is envied and antagonized by Nnia Nwodo (president of the proscribed Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo), Okezie Ikpeazu, Dave Umahi, and the likes. Moses was accused of exalting himself above the assembly of the Lord. Nigerian clergy, spun by envy and shear vile, accuse Kanu of exalting himself above Jesus. We shall not forget that even Jesus himself was accused by the then clergy of equating himself with God. Well, the emergence of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, it now looks obvious, is a fulfillment of yet another of Nostradamus’s prophesies. Long live Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, God-sent liberator of the black race.


THE BIAFRA TIMES
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Edited By Nelson Ofokar Yagazie
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Friday, 19 April 2019

IPOB Distance Itself From Gruesome Murder of Prophet Nwoko, Decries Recent Killings and Abductions Across Biafraland


The Biafra Times | April 19, 2019

IPOB PRESS RELEASE

If the motive behind the sponsored news announcing the unfortunate demise of the Enugu based freelance "prophet" Anthony Nwoko and his previous association with our leader, is to dampen or deflect attention from the earth-shattering worldwide broadcast scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2019 on Radio Biafra, then they better be informed that their plans have failed woefully. Our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will broadcast, that mankind may know the evil that Nigeria has become. This diversionary tactics of planting a sensational story in APC sympathetic newspapers is meaningless and will never work. Whoever it was within the Nigerian security apparatus that dreamt up this ruse is a colossal failure because we IPOB have faced worse and come out stronger.

Should independent autopsy confirm any foul play in the reported death of Anthony Nwoko, then DSS and Army will be held accountable. Their recent spate of abductions and killings across Biafraland is proof if any is needed, that they would commit whatever atrocity they can, in the hope of implicating IPOB.

READ ALSO: How Igbo Politicians Destroyed Atiku’s Chances; The Nnamdi Kanu Effect

We mourn the loss of every Biafran and in this regard, we remember those shot dead in Asaba a few days ago on Monday 15 April, recent victims of Fulani terrorist attacks in Anambra, Delta, and Abia. Our heart also goes out to those unlawfully incarcerated for the unspeakable crimes at a Catholic Church in Ozubulu who have only two days ago regained their freedom.

IPOB is well aware that the Nigerian government and her security agencies will go to any length to stain our unimpeachable reputation in the hope of using it as a cover to continue their ongoing unreported war against IPOB. The media should be mindful not to prejudice the uninvestigated circumstances surrounding the passing of Anthony Nwoko in order not to become unwitting agents of dark forces that wish to tarnish the image of IPOB at any given opportunity.

As a movement rooted in the principles of democratic values and all it entails, IPOB will always welcome criticisms from all quarters because the Biafra we are seeking to build will be an open tolerant society.

We must, however, caution that Biafrans should be mindful of the opportunities their perceived hostility towards Biafra liberation might present to those seeking to exploit it for the benefit of the Fulani 'One Nigeria' caliphate agenda.

Enemies of Biafra within and outside the East will seek out every available avenue to damage the stellar standing of IPOB and her leadership and they will never ever stop until we recognize the danger they pose to us all. Without the benefit of any official police report on the cause of death, or a cause of death determined by a medical examiner, some journalists of Igbo extraction have already filed a report to their Yoruba bosses in Abuja and Lagos indicting IPOB. Those whose headline screamed "butchered in his house" failed to tell us why no single trace of blood was found in his house or his clothes.

If this APC demonic dictatorship had their way, they would have blamed IPOB for the sacking and conviction of Onnoghen in order to engineer enmity between South East and South South. Nothing is beyond them in their desperation to subdue every opposition.

We will flush out Jubril Al-Sudani the great impostor from Aso Rock. He must provide his DNA and face charges of high crimes and misdemeanors alongside Abba Kyari and the rest. Nothing our enemies does, even with the help of a media that doesn't investigate stories, will stop IPOB from liberating Biafra from the shackles of damnation and iniquity that Nigeria has come to represent.

COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL
IPOB MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY


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Thursday, 18 April 2019

How Igbo Politicians Destroyed Atiku’s Chances; The Nnamdi Kanu Effect


April 18, 2019

By Nelson Ofokar Yagazie | For Biafra Writers

Recall that at the reappearance of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Jerusalem after thirteen months of incommunicado – a depressing period forced upon him by the military invasion of his home aimed at silencing him forever – IPOB’s primary occupation was the unmasking of the Sudanese impostor in Aso Rock, Jubril Aminu Al-Sudani who, by the design of the Fulani cabal spearheaded by Abba Kyari, has been impersonating the late president, Muhammadu Buhari, since the first half of 2017. Yes, IPOB stood on its declaration of election boycott – a principle adopted and followed since 2015. Nevertheless, the principal was never targeted at any individual or political party; it was solely meant to force Nigeria’s hand in the group’s demand for a referendum date. We will reconnect to this later.

At the buildup to the 2019 Nigeria election, a day or two after the call-off of election boycott by the supreme leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), a friend asked me, “Now that your leader has called off the boycott, who do you folks support in the presidential race?” I told my friend that IPOB has no candidate and that our leader merely called off our official stand on boycott, freeing whosoever wants to participate to do so. I told him that our leader asked members who would like to vote to go for the candidate of their choice. My friend hailed the wisdom in the freewill availed members and then, in his characteristic smartness, probed further, “You folks in IPOB are privy to intelligent reports; who do your secret intelligence inform will emerge winner in the presidential poll?” I laughed – the type locally dubbed “laughing in Latin.” Did my friend really think if I had any intelligent report I was going to share it with him? If I did, then I am not worth being confided in. In fact, it would amount to treachery. I shook my head, laughed again “in Latin” and said to him, “Brother, I have no intelligent report on that. But if asked my personal assessment, then I will say Jubril will be returned to power, for the only opportunity Atiku had is the Jubril Factor, but then, PDP spoilt that chance when they attacked IPOB and its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.”

Elucidating, I explained that the APC cabal are set to rig their way back to the presidential villa, and will not relinquish power except something monumental is unleashed on them. To claim power from them, therefore, Atiku would have to threaten them with telling Nigerians that Kanu is right about Jubril, relaying every piece of information he has on the impersonation plot, and then, putting the final nail in the coffin by demanding the impostor’s DNA test.

READ ALSO: Nigeria Police Force lied to Cover up their Murderous Attack Against IPOB Family Members

My friend argued the typical Nigerian way, doubting the verisimilitude of the Jubril saga and playing down the seriousness of Atiku’s background. Well, today things are unfolding and he is getting wiser.

As mentioned earlier in the opening paragraph, IPOB was focusing on the unmasking of Jubril until PDP, mainly the Igbo stalwarts, fearing that Kanu’s call for election boycott will ground the entire Biafra land, launched serious verbal attacks on IPOB and its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Using different media platforms, these self-serving politicians whose primary concern is political appointments and contracts, did all they could to discredit the IPOB leader and mislead the poor masses on the potency of election boycott and the attendant gains. Taking advantage of the hunger in the land, they recruited thousands of unemployed youths who took to social media, ridiculing not just the idea of election boycott, but also the originator, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and his free-state agitating group, IPOB. The misery of hunger laced in mental ineptitude really showcased its lethalness in black African societies as these recruited poor minds fought dirty against the very thing that was meant to save them.

As lyrically recited by the late reggae legend, Robert Nesta Marley, an ancient saying asserts, “to every little action, there is a reaction.” Late iconic scientist, Isaac Newton, corroborated this when in his Third Law of Motion he stated, “Action and reaction are equal and opposite.” The uncharitable actions of Igbo PDP chieftains drew the ire of IPOB, placing the group’s attention heavily on the party and its flag bearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Their chapter was then opened and in the process, the bullet that killed Atiku’s dream was fired. Atiku’s background was dug out – a background that constitutionally robs him of every hope of emerging Nigeria’s number one citizen.

Returning blow for blow, the enigmatic leader of Indigenous people of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, shocked the world with Atiku’s place of birth, date of birth, and the very process that made him a Nigerian citizen, juxtaposing these revelations with the constitutional provisions on one becoming the president of Nigeria. Born in 1946 in Jada, a town belonging to Northern Cameron, Atiku became a Nigerian through a plebiscite held in 1961. But the Nigeria constitution clearly states that to qualify to run for the office of the president, one must be a Nigerian by birth.

The point here is not being a citizen or not as most people mistakenly argue, the point is being born a citizen or not. Atiku and his people became citizens after the plebiscite of 1961, no doubt. But Atiku was born before that plebiscite, meaning he was not born a Nigerian, and Nigerian constitution clearly spelt one must be born a Nigerian to qualify for its most coveted political seat. It is rather lugubrious that many a legal practicing folk are still in the dark as regards this matter, but then, education in Nigeria is a scam. The difference between Atiku and his kids should be noted, however, for while his children are born Nigerians, Atiku is not.

READ ALSO: One Nigeria, The Most Deceitful Phrase On Earth

At the time of Kanu’s revelation, the APC power players who it has now come to be known, are ardent listeners of Radio Biafra, recognizing the potency of this weapon, took it into their arsenal but made no public reference to it, waiting patiently for the right time to strike. Fully equipped now, the cabal went into the election orchestrating the most monumental of all election frauds. They did not bother if it is glaring to the world or not; they already have a lethal weapon with which to quell any form of contention – the ineligibility of Atiku to run for the presidency, a constitutional weapon served them by Nnamdi Kanu.

It should be noted that had PDP not attacked IPOB, Kanu wouldn’t have dug out Atiku’s background in relation to the constitutional provisions, and if he hadn’t dug that out, the APC would have been sparing in their rigging, and if they had been sparing in their rigging, Atiku certainly would have emerged winner. And if in their desperation, APC had still gone on with massive rigging, Atiku, with all the shreds of evidence at his disposal, would have reclaimed victory at the tribunal as the APC wouldn’t have been in possession of such lethal arsenal now being employed to stop him. But the Igbo politicians in PDP did the damage. It was them that, cuing behind Peter Obi and fearing that Kanu’s call for boycott would greatly undermine their chances, launched diatribes at the IPOB leader – one mistake too many, for that single action midwifed the firing of the ferret that sunk Atiku totally.


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Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Nigeria Police Force lied to Cover up their Murderous Attack Against IPOB Family Members


April 17, 2019

IPOB PRESS RELEASE  | The Biafra Times

It is very sad and gravely disappointing that Nigerian Police Force in Delta State, that epitome of corruption and evil, have taken time off from their usual extortion on check-points and daily killings of innocent civilians to once again turn their murderous attention to IPOB. Their well-publicized lies about alleged police station invasion by IPOB in Asaba yesterday is so ludicrous that only a natural born liar like Lai Mohammed and possibly a rabid anti-Biafra deranged fool can believe such hogwash.

Perhaps the Inspector General of Police and some Fulani elements within the Nigerian Police Force is seeking to relieve the pressure Jubril Al-Sudan the Buhari impostor is undergoing at the election tribunal in Abuja, where we understand he has been compelled to tender what we all know to be a non-existent WAEC result. Whoever concocted this silly allegation about IPOB invading a police station and sold it to the Nigerian press must be steeped in the same lying tradition as Lai Mohammed.

The truth of the matter is that Delta State IPOB family members were attacked on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 during a peaceful procession in Asaba the capital of Delta State. For those who may wish to know, Asaba is a Biafran town and the birthplace of Col. Achuzie, one of the great heroes of the Biafra-Nigeria war. Therefore, we IPOB have every right to exercise our constitutionally guaranteed right to peaceful assembly. At no time did we IPOB or anybody for that matter invade any police station in Asaba. All the lies the Delta State Police Command concocted is purely to justify the killing of innocent people during the procession.


The fact illiterate Nigerian police officers in Asaba are unsurprisingly ignorant of the constitution and laws of Nigeria does not mean they have the right to lie by alleging something that never happened. They forgot the whole incident was filmed thereby rendering their lies useless. We have released video footage of the incident to once again prove their statement to be nothing but lies and fabrication.

We are disappointed that in this day and age some media houses will elect to abandon objectivity when reporting a statement from a world-renowned institutionally corrupt police organization.

If those that issued this gravely misleading and injurious allegation against IPOB are hoping to deflect attention from their crimes then they are mistaken. From Delta State Police Commissioner to the DPO in charge of the station that opened fire on unarmed Biafrans- killing and injuring many in the process, all will pay dearly for the death of those they killed and injured. There will be retribution.


No amount of sponsored lies against peaceful IPOB will exonerate these lying and corrupt policemen in Asaba. The time of reckoning will surely come.

Those unelected shadowy figures in Aso Rock led by Abba Kyari, those that recruited Jubril Al-Sudani, should face their fate at the election tribunal. They should stop using the police to make outlandish and unsubstantiable allegations against the noble IPOB family in order to change the news headline with the hope of diverting public attention away from their crime of stealing the mandate of the people.

COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB


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Monday, 15 April 2019

One Nigeria, The Most Deceitful Phrase On Earth



April 16, 2019

By Princewill Akubumma | For Biafra Writers

Nigeria, a former British colony who gained her independence on 1st October 1960, was set on the path of practicing a federal system of governance due to the divergent nature of numerous ethnicities lumped up into one entity.

Therefore, in order to prosper in peace and unity, the federal character principle was expected to be upheld in high esteem so as to give all the federating units a sense of belonging. In other words, all and sundry that constituted the country must be treated equally, regardless of the religion or ethnic inclination so as to achieve one solid federal entity.

Just like other solid nations of the world, what makes them solid and cohesive is their single ideology and a uniform value system. In that sense, they adopt the same style of politics, obey the same law as contained in their nation's constitution and above all, uphold the federal character.

But sad enough, all these aforementioned attributes of a solid nation is roundly deficit in the Nigerian system. There's no level playing ground for all and sundry, the Southern and Northern states of Nigeria operate two distinct laws – the common law and Sharia law respectively, including separate ideologies.

Furthermore, while the common laws are enforced on some section of the country, especially the Southeastern part of the country, the Sharia law reigns supreme in the northern part of the country of which 12 states out of the 19 northern states has since adopted the law. All in a supposedly secular nation!

READ ALSO: 2019 Presidential Election: Let All Presidential Candidates Undergo Compulsory DNA Test

It is so sad that 59 years after independence, and 52 years since after the Biafra war, Nigeria as a single entity is yet to find a lasting solution to its protracted ethnoreligious problems and has failed to uphold the federal character principle which should be the basis of the ONE NIGERIA mantra as been sung as jingle by those at corridors of power who invariably were responsible for the divisions and ethnic clashes in the country through their actions and inactions.

The phrase, 'One Nigeria' came into existence during and after the war when the now South East region decided to secede and build their own separate nation since the rest of the federation has rejected them as being part of the federation, but instead of letting them go their separate ways, they invented the 'One Nigeria' mantra in order to continue to hold them perpetually captive against their wish.

Meanwhile, the propelling force of this One Nigeria jingle is a mere ploy by the Fulani caliphate to continue milking dry, the mineral resources (oil and gas) from the oil-rich Eastern region while at the other hand, continue to exclude the inhabitants of this region from the scheme of things in the socio-political sectors of the country.

READ ALSO: Biafra: Why we lost the war - Prof. Nwala

These northern overlords were also responsible for frustrating any move geared towards restructuring the country so as to encourage competition and regional autonomy as well as resource control which will enable every region to use their natural and human resources to grow and develop at their own pace.

Having foiled the move to restructure the country, they secretly adopted resource control in their own region and also, secretly practicing regional politics while denying and deceiving other federating units to continue to believe, practice and follow the precepts of the secular system.

Today as we know, five northern states that houses solid minerals were secretly granted mining license to foreign mining companies.
These solid minerals include: Gold deposits in Zamfara and Kano states,
- Diamond from Taraba state,
- Uranium from Bauchi state
- Gypsum from Nasarawa and
-Tourmaline from Kogi state.

All these resources are continually mined and sold secretly in commercial quantities and the proceeds ends up in the pocket of certain northern overlords who considers every natural resources found in the north to belong to only the northerners.

READ ALSO: Nigeria, a Lawless Country; Nnamdi Kanu Again Proves Nigeria a Zoo

To say the least, taxes and VATS are evaded in this practice with no one being held to account but the oil and gas from the defunct Eastern region is considered a national cake which must be shared among all other federating units of the country after which only 13% derivatives will be injected for the so-called development of host communities which usually end up in the coffers of some criminal leaders and northern oil-well owners who rules those host communities by proxy.

Sincerely, looking at the above scenarios, one will find reason to agree that the mantra called 'One Nigeria' is a hoax; a deceptive illusion of robbing one section of the country to paying another section.  Therefore, there is no such thing as ‘One’ in the geographical expression we know today as Nigeria and this protracted ethnoreligious crisis will continue until it snowballs into another fatal civil war which will spell doom for the Sub-saharan Africa and it's environs unless the critical players and stakeholders comes to a round table to discuss how to peacefully dissolve the entity to allow any constituent decide either to go their separate ways or remain with them.

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Edited by Chukwuemeka Chimerue
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Publisher: Charles Opanwa

2019 Presidential Election: Let All Presidential Candidates Undergo Compulsory DNA Test


By Yusuf Danfulani

April 15, 2019 | The Biafra Times 

Before the commencement of the 2019 Presidential Election, there were rumour, bordering on the true identity of President Muhammadu Buhari. Some people argued that the person in Aso Rock Villa at that time was not the real President Buhari that was elected into office on May 29, 2015. Others however opined that one Jubril Aminu from Sudan was the one used by the cabal at the Presidency to act in place of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Both parties in the arguments clearly presented facts to show that the man at the villa was a double and not Muhammadu Buhari.

While this arguments and counter arguments were ongoing, the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Presidency cabal kept mute over the matter. There were no comments for or against the rumours.

The deafening silence by both the APC and the Presidency Cabal on the matter was the main reason many Nigerians and members of the international community believed in the rumour that the man in Aso Rock as of that time was in fact a double, an impostor.

With the recent developments at the Presidential Election Tribunal, it is important that we revisit this matter once again to determine if the person occupying the number one office in the country is actually a Nigerian and not a Sudanese that was cloned to act and behave like his double, which recent events also show that he is from Niger Republic and not a Nigerian.

It is therefore our humble opinion that the PDP and its Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, make a plea to the Tribunal to order all parties in this case to under a compulsory DNA test, so as to determine the true identities of these individuals.

We Call on all well-meaning Nigerians and members of the international community, to push for this DNA test. The APC and its members are taking Nigerians for a ride and the time to stop this is now.

The Biafra Times
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Sunday, 14 April 2019

Biafra: Why we lost the war - Prof. Nwala


...says separate nations can only be brought together as a state through the principle of self-determination

April 14, 2019

By Chukwuemeka Chimerue, Chief Editor

ENUGU - PRESIDENT of a prominent pan-Igbo group, Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF), Prof. Uzodinma Nwala has stated that he felt disappointed with the current state of affairs in the Nigerian state, especially as it concerns the place of the Igbos in the present configuration, lamenting that unless the people came together to take their destiny in their hands, the future looked very bleak.

While appraising the position of the Igbo in the Nigeria entity and the reasons the Biafra nation fell in 1967, the former university lecturer cum activist revealed that contrary to his earlier perception, “Biafra lost the war, not because God wanted us to remain in Nigeria, but because we didn’t understand the dynamics of world politics.”

He further stressed that prior to the war, his intention was to join other well-meaning nationalists in building a Nigerian nation that would emerge as the pride of the black race and Africans in general but soon realized that there exist many irreconcilable differences between the myriads of nations/tribes that constituted the Nigerian state, adding that only through the principle of self-determination can separate nations come together to form a political union.

According to Prof. Nwala, “I’m disappointed because I’m truly and generally aware that things are not moving in the right direction, particularly as they concern our people Ndigbo. I was one of those who were brought up in an environment where we believed that Nigeria was a genuine nation state that was being built up to be the pride of the black man and the pride of Africans. In the hay days of pan-Africanism, Nigeria was being built as a nation that will bring together all the blacks. While we were studying in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, the spirit and air of Nigerian nationalism was oozing all over the whole place. I was the Chairman of Awolowo Hall in Nsukka. You also had Bello Hall, Isa Kaita Hall. All those ones were named after genuine actors in the process of building a great African nation and we were great Zikists, great nationalists until something happened; there was a coup of 1966. But before that coup, we witnessed the census crisis, we witnessed the election crisis, with NCNC boycotting the elections and later rejoining. We witnessed the Midwest crisis and all the killings and so on, we witnessed all the wars of attrition, killing of the Igbo. Some of us went to Enugu and saw headless bodies and bodies of pregnant women and we started asking ourselves whether we were really building a nation of the dream of Zik and others. While we were reading Zik, we were also reading Kwame Nkrumah, Nasa, Jomo Kenyata, and others. We were great pan-Africanists who believed that we should build a great nation that will supplant the colonialist traps.

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“But from that civil war, we saw all the horrors and it dawned on us that something was wrong; there were differences, not only in tongue and culture but in totality of what you call nations. We remembered what Aminu Kano was fighting in the North. Aminu Kano was not a mad man, but he woke up to fight for the interests of what he called Talakawas, meaning the Hausas, who were already being usurped by the Fulani hegemony. We also knew about Tarka trying to fight for the liberation of the Tiv nation. Boro was with us at Nsukka. But during the crisis, he went back to his place and realised that what was more fundamental was not Eastern Nigeria or Nigeria, but the interest of the Ogoni people and the Ijaw nation. So, it was there that we started realising that something was wrong. We took part in the war that was fought for the Igbo to come back home and rebuild ourselves since they didn’t want us to be here. But the war was unleashed on the Igbo with conspiracy by the international community. I was one of those that said okay, we’ve lost the war and I read religious meaning into it, but I found out that it was a wrong religious meaning. I said to myself that we lost the war maybe because God wanted us to remain in Nigeria and I took part in trying to see whether we can build a new nation.

“We thought that the defeat of Biafra was God telling us no, you don’t need Biafra; you need Nigeria. But that was a wrong meaning to what happened. We lost the war, not because God wanted us to go back to Nigeria. We lost the war for obvious reasons, which I found when I went to New York in 1973 for my post-graduate work. I spent days and time at the United Nations and I was searching for an answer to the question, why Biafra fell. At the end of those days of working in the United Nations and other places, I found an answer. It was not because God hated us or because he wanted us to go back to Nigeria. It was because politically, we did not understand the dynamics of world politics at the time. Ojukwu didn’t understand. A bit of the lesson on the dynamics of world politics was being imparted to him by Zik, but Ojukwu didn’t understand. He was a young man, very committed to Biafra, an Igbo patriot, but he had limited knowledge. When you move out of Biafra and then into other nations that had the same problem at the same time, first of all during the war, the Soviet Union sought to help us, I don’t know if you heard the story. They offered to help Biafra because most of the socialist leaders in Nigeria, most of the Marxist leaders in Nigeria were Igbo, the likes of O. C. Ememe, Ikenna, were great socialists. They were close to the Soviet Union and the Soviet Union wanted to come and help us. But Ojukwu said no. Nwajekwu said no because they felt doing that would mean we would now become communists and we would socialize property. That’s why they rejected the Soviet offer for help. What did the Soviet Union do? They can’t force themselves on Biafra. They didn’t want to be isolated from that momentous developing world history of events in Nigeria at the time. Therefore, they had to fall back to the United Nations principle of respect for the territorial integrity of nations. That was why they now went and supported Nigeria since we rejected their help. But compare us with other nations, people that were fighting the same battle of liberation at the time. Take Mozambique, take Namibia, take South Africa and take Cuba. All those countries, because they knew they were fighting against forces within what we call the world capitalist system, they had to seek help from the socialist world and they succeeded. The most spectacular was Cuba. Fidel Castro was not a socialist when he attempted to dethrone Batista. In 1956 he failed; 1959 he succeeded. When they took over Cuba, he was not a socialist. It’s when the American forces now came to flush them out and they knew they were in a battle to save the soul of their nation, therefore, they must seek help from where they can sustain their battle. They had to go to the Soviet Union to get help and the Soviet Union guaranteed the success of Cuba. The lesson Ojukwu failed to understand is that at that time in the world, the world was split into two. I’m sure you heard of what was cold war, East and West. You are either here or you are there. You can’t be here and there. But Ojukwu wanted to be here and there. If you remember the popular slogan at the time, they would say Biafra for the free world is a task that must be done. Who are the free world? It’s the capitalist countries, Britain, France and so on and these are the countries that didn’t want Nigeria to be divided because Nigeria was their marketplace and we are seeking help from them to destroy their market place. That is the height of contradiction. That is the levity of Ojukwu at the time.

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“The key problem of the Igbo is the same old problem. Ndigbo is a nation, a people with one language, one culture, like France in Europe, like Germany in Europe, like Spain in Europe, like Portugal in Europe, like the English in Europe. Don’t mind the hot porgy called Britain. Britain is a collection of nations, English, Welsh, Scotland, and Northern Ireland and you know they have been struggling to be on their own. In the world arena of soccer, each of them has its own team, not the English team. That shows you they are nations of their own. They are only trying gradually to see how they can free themselves and become autonomous nations. Some time ago, Europe was being ruled by empires that connected many of these nations together, but those empires have crumbled and they have come to be nations of their own. If you read Obafemi Awolowo, you will get the point that Nigeria is an artificial creation. It’s the bringing together of separate nations against their will. The old concept of tribe is ancient European ideological concept. There is nothing like tribe. What you have are nations – the Igbo nation, Yoruba nation, Benin nation, Tiv nation, Ijaw, Efik, Fulani, Hausa. All these are nations of their own that were brought together against their will. That is the problem you and I have today until we realize that separate nations can only be brought together in a political nation-state through the principle of self-determination.

“It’s about renegotiation of how separate nations can live together. Restructuring is a very vague, misleading and treacherous concept. When you talk of restructuring, you are begging a superpower, the Federal Government to please reorganize the whole thing. Give us more power. That’s what you mean by restructuring. But that’s not the issue now. The issue now is sitting down and renegotiating how we go forward. We tried to do it in the 2014 National Conference. That Conference went very far, but not as far as it should. When the Fulani saw that that conference was going to lead to the liberation of the separate nations, they stepped forward and said no war. They put their feet down and canceled that conference.

“When you talk of Biafra, they mean a nation-state comprising Ndigbo, the Efik, the Ijaw. That’s what they call Biafra. But that Biafra can only come when the forces controlling Efik come forward and say we want to be part of it, the forces controlling Ijaw say we want to be part of it. When everybody say they want to be part of it, we sit down and work out the modalities for running that multi-nation state. That’s what Biafra is. We can’t assume that all of them are part of it. We will only be working towards a point where all of them will come and say we are part of this nation. Unless they say so, you can’t rope them into a nation-state they have not decided to be part of.

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“The way to favour everybody is the way to make Ndigbo fully in control of their affairs. Let me give you some little practical examples, which some of you ignore. Let’s take elections, which is one of the instruments they use in enslaving you and me. I don’t know if you know one election in America involving El-Gore and George Bush. What held it back was the Florida election if you remember. Where was the final decision? The Court of Florida and not of America. So, a situation where the Hausa-Fulani controlled judiciary decides who becomes your governor is anomalous. So, when you are talking of renegotiation, that’s part of the things you have to renegotiate and say we are an autonomous region, we want to control our judiciary. Let us even take education; in America, which is a super federation, there is nothing like one institution of the American state controlling all the universities in America. There is nothing like one institution in America controlling admission into universities in America. If you want to go to an American university, if you are a graduate, you take what is called GRE. If you are an undergraduate, you take what is called TOEFL. If you pass TOEFL, you take your result to any university you are seeking for admission and they admit you. You are a graduate who wants to go to America to do graduate programme, once you pass the examination, you take your result to Harvard, New York, anywhere and they give you admission. That examination does not decide where you go. They don’t give any quota limits.”

When asked of his opinion concerning the visible divide of some prominent Igbo leaders clamouring for restructuring while some are yearning for the Igbo to emerge as Nigeria’s present, the Igbo leader said, “many of you talk about restructuring without understanding what it is. I’m giving you the nitty-gritty of it. It is not something the Federal Government can give you. It’s something that the nations of Nigeria will come together to sit down and say let us rebuild this through a political conference. That political conference will decide a political arrangement for the nation and all legislative body will affirm it. You don’t have the right to alter it. There was a time this battle was very strong in those days when they were talking about national conference. That is the issue today.

“Who are the Igbo leaders talking about president? An Igbo President under the present condition will keep us where we are. Igbo President that will be produced by the present INEC without reorganizing it as a new institution will be meaningless. Can Orji Kalu become President without the Hausa-Fulanis endorsing him? As things are now, who pulls the political strings in the North? It’s the Fulanis. Do you know that in the North, most of the governors are Fulani governors? Most of the Senators are Fulani Senators. Most of the House of Reps members are mostly Fulani. The Fulani through a historical process is in charge of the North. INEC, by its very nature, is not capable of giving you and I the kind of democratic election, the kind of free and fair election that you and I need in a federal union. It’s controlled by outside forces.

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“You and I have a duty to our people. If we really mean business, we have to tell ourselves our problems. We mean well for our people. Most of the chaps elected into positions, some of them are well-meaning, but they don’t understand the dynamics of the power struggle in Nigeria and this is where you and I can come in to educate them, to direct them. That’s the duty you and I owe them. It is not a question of Orji Uzor Kalu wanting to be Deputy Senate President. Can he be and who will anoint him under the present circumstances? If he becomes, he will owe his allegiance to them to be able to sustain his position. That is the reality of it. We want a situation whereby an Orji Uzo Kalu, a very vibrant young man will get in there as an Igbo man and not waiting to be anointed, knowing full well that if he becomes a hero, he can only be a meaningful hero of an Igbo son, not a Fulani son or surrogate. At the end of the day, he knows what bothers the people, all these killings, all these overtaking of our territories, he will stand firm as an Igbo and say no, we can’t have it. He should defend our fatherland.

“Without proper negotiation on our terms and conditions of co-existence, the only future the Igbo have is as slaves. They have no future of freedom. If things remain as they are, you cannot produce your governor, you cannot produce your legislator and be sure it’s your legislator. I’ve told you the example of America. There shouldn’t be any super electoral body for the whole country. They will knock him out through INEC and through the judiciary which they now control. The highpoint of it was the removal of Onnoghen, because they were afraid Onnoghen will upset the applecart.”


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