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Saturday, 16 November 2019

Hate Speech Bill Designed to Take Away Your Freedom of Speech



November 16, 2019

By Nelson Ofokar Yagazie | Biafra Writers

Nowhere in the world has it happened before. It is unheard of; Nigeria is setting the pace in this case. Of course, an enclave of beasts and dozing morons, it often sets the pace in negativities and retrogression.

Freedom of speech is fundamental to humans, only a beast seeks to take it away. And only a dozing moron keeps his cool in the face of such attempt. Had Nigerians been proactive, I mean had they not been a dozing lot, a collection of inert, cognitive denied subservient mammals, concerned only of their immediate need, they would have been on every major street in the country protesting this absurd bill. There would have been unprecedented pressure in every federal constituency demanding the senator representing them be recalled for allowing such anti-human fundamental right bill to scale through the first reading.

In a civilized world, that would have been the case. Every corner would have been boiling, and every constituency office shaking. But what do we have in Nigeria? Idle talks and a few social media chattering. That's all. No action. Political docility and social passiveness. What a woe!

What even defines a hate speech? Rephrasing, what passes for a hate speech? I mean, how do you even define a hate speech? You make a statement, and because it is revealing in nature or because it exposes a potential danger cooking up or directs attention towards Islamization and Fulanization, DSS, police or SARS will pick you up. You are taken to court (if they care), a prosecutor will interpret your statement as a hate speech and because the sitting judge is part of the mess, he will dismiss all appeals, pronounce you guilty and bro, you are in for good. Death by hanging, or if you are any lucky (depending on how much a threat to the caliphate they judge you), you will bang 10 years in prison.

Call Fulani herdsmen terrorists or even talk about their killing spree, raping galore and new-found abducting business and you will be charged for hate speech and consequently executed by hanging. Mention that Buhari/Jubril has no certificate and you will be heading for the gallows. Kick against RUGA and you are executed by hanging. Talk about Buhari's /Jubril's lopsided appointments and Fulanized government, a judge will tell you that it is capable of stirring ethnic dissension and bro, you are up in the air, dangling lifelessly from a rope.

And in case it has not dawned on you Christians yet, preaching in the manner you have been doing, will also attract you death by hanging. You don't get it still? OK. You teach that Christianity is the only true religion and that unless one becomes born-again, hellfire awaits one at death. That is hate speech against the religion of Islam and its adherers. Dear, see you see hanging. Tell your congregation again that only Jesus can save, that Mohammed has no power. A prosecutor will tell you how it incites one faith against the other. The sitting judge will pronounce you guilty of hate speech and up the gallows you go. Tell your neighbor again that Islam is a false religion and the next moment friends will be typing “R.I.P” for you. How did it happen? You died by hanging.

Mention again that northerners are ill-educated. A judge will tell you that it incites ethnic dissension, pronounce you guilty of hate speech and that marks your end.

Is it clearer to you now? That absurdity called Hate Speech Bill is designed to take away freedom of speech from you; sadly, your senators are doing nothing about it. You either rise en-mass against it now that you still have the time, or watch it pass the third reading and get dumbed forever. The choice is yours.


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Friday, 15 November 2019

Special Broadcast Airing Today (Saturday) By Indomitable IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu



NOVEMBER 16, 2019 | THE BIAFRA TIMES

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) wish to announce the upcoming special broadcast by our indomitable leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on Radio Biafra London at 7 pm Biafraland Time on Saturday 16 November 2019.

As part of this broadcast, our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will educate and enlighten listeners on the diplomatic steps being taken by IPOB to bring about Biafra restoration and collaborative efforts with other ethnic nationalities to bring about the peaceful dissolution of Nigeria as the only viable means of stopping the perpetual reign of Fulani terrorism, feudal conquest and enthronement Alimajiri reign of mediocrity, primitive repression and mindless government brutality.

IPOB's International diplomatic onslaught is shaking the fraudulent foundation of Nigeria and the proposed bill to kill innocent and peaceful human beings in Nigeria for free speech will finally put the miserable and damnable existence of Nigeria to a well deserved miserable end.

The poorly educated and totalitarian Fulani Caliphate cabal led by the true President of Nigeria Abba Kyari along with their henchmen Junaid Mohammed and Ango Abdullahi must know that their parasitic existence in Nigeria is finally coming to an end.

Our leader's broadcast on Radio Biafra on Saturday will enlighten, educate and reinforce the inevitability of the collapse of the artificial British colonial experiment called  Nigeria.

Almighty God Chukwu Okike Abiama in heaven has ordained that Biafra must come, there is nothing anybody can do about it.

We advise everyone to join our leader live via the following platforms:

*Radio: 102.1 FM (Biafraland only)

*On Satellite

*Radio Biafra App

*Radio Biafra on Tunein:
tun.in/sffJa,

tunein.com/radiobiafra/

*Website: www.radiobiafra.co

*Facebook live: www.facebook.com/radiobiafra


COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB.



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Monday, 11 November 2019

Condolence Message from IPOB, Cross River State Chapter, to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the Entire Family of EZE Israel Okwu Kanu


November 12, 2019 |The Biafra Times


No word is enough to express our sorrow over the loss of your mother, Lolo Ugoeze Sally Kanu, who passed away on 30th August, 2019. She is the definition of love and an instance of what motherhood should be. She is not just you mother, she is our mother too … the queen mother of Biafra-land. We mourn with you therefore, and with the entire family of His Majesty Eze Israel Okwu Kanu.

Lolo Ugoeze died following the shock from the military invasion of your home in which twenty-eight young men were murdered. Any mother worth the name would naturally be traumatized. She was, and sadly all efforts to resuscitate her failed. She died supporting Biafra freedom. We will keep that memory.

We the people of Cross River state cannot console you; God alone can. But by this brief message, we wish to let you know that our thoughts are with you. Even as we mourn, we take courage in the life she led. May her soul repose in the Lord and may Elohim Himself comfort you and your household.

Accept our deepest sympathy please.

Signed

Mazi Bassey Edet

Cross River state coordinator

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Sunday, 10 November 2019

Nigerians must rise against the cabal in the presidency - Yoruba group



By Gbenga Abegunrin
November 10, 2019 | The Biafra Times

IBADAN – A Yoruba social-cultural group, Yoruba Youth Forum (YYF), has condemned the recent signing of a bill into law by President Muhammadu Buhari in London, saying the action showed that the powerful cabal in the presidency will stop at nothing to make Vice President Yemi Osinbajo irrelevant.

YYF, which spoke through Comrade Abiodun Bolarinwa, its President General, said the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to transmit power to his vice before he embarked on his private visit to London and also the sack of over 35 aides of Osinbajo was the handwork of the cabal, which had ostensibly hijacked power from the President.

“The signing of a Nigerian bill in London, as well as the sacking of Osinbajo’s aides, is impunity in disguise. It is true that the President is entitled to travel but signing into law a bill that deals with Nigerians shows that something is wrong with us a nation,” said.

Bolarinwa wondered why a President, who had indicated keen interest in reducing wastage and cost of governance, would have encouraged his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari and his staff to embark on such trip to London all for him to sign a bill, which his vice would have signed in his stead conveniently.

READ ALSO: South-East commuters lament extortion, high level of intimidation by soldiers

“The signing of a Nigerian bill in London is a mockery of our existential reality as a nation. For how long must we allow such impunity in the business of governance?” he asked.

Bolarinwa urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be very careful of the cabal in Aso Rock, who he described as liabilities, instead of being assets to his government.

“President Muhammadu Buhari may be a good man but as long he allows himself to be controlled by cabal; we may not make headway as a nation,” he added.

Bolarinwa, who also spoke on the continued border closure, said the development had brought untold hardship on Nigerians, especially the people in the Southwest.

CREDIT: INDEPENDENT.NG


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Saturday, 9 November 2019

South-East commuters lament extortion, high level of intimidation by soldiers



November 10, 2019 | The Biafra Times

Raphael Ede

Enugu - Commuters and drivers plying various roads in the South-East have lamented the high level of intimidation and extortion by soldiers at checkpoints.

Some of them, who spoke to PUNCH Metro, said the worst was that anybody making calls close to the checkpoints were having their phones seized, smashed on the road or required to pay between N500 and N1,500 to retrieve the phones.

In some cases, commuters and drivers of such vehicles are detained for hours before they are released after much pleading.

A commuter, who identified himself as Victor Okonkwo, who witnessed the atrocities of the soldiers recently, narrated his experience to our correspondent on Monday.

He said, “On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, I was returning from Owerri in a Sienna car and there were seven passengers in the vehicle. When we got to the Ihe community, one of the passengers received a call and he was on that call till we got to a military checkpoint near the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital.

“The man got the shock of his life when a soldier spotted him and seized his phone for answering a call while passing by the checkpoint. He paid N500 to retrieve his phone after we had spent over an hour begging the soldiers. There were more than 10 mobile phones seized from other commuters by the soldiers, while the owners were there begging for leniency.”

Okonkwo stated that he had experienced the cruelty of the soldiers in 2014 at the same checkpoint, even as he said he heard that soldiers at other checkpoints around Enugu State boundaries were committing similar atrocities.

He said, “I was coming back from Owerri in a bus with other passengers. On getting to the military checkpoint near the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital along the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, a lady’s phone was seized and smashed on the road for answering a call while passing through the checkpoint.

“There was a similar incident, when a passenger’s phone was seized by soldiers for also answering a call; it took the intervention of the driver and some commuters before the phone was returned to the owner.

“This is what commuters experience on a daily basis in the hands of soldiers at the checkpoints.”

Checks by PUNCH Metro revealed that the soldiers had devised other means of collecting money from drivers and commuters at the checkpoints, as they now commission young men from the communities, who act as fronts to collect money on their behalf.

A source, who witnessed an incident a few months ago, narrated how a young man was shot dead by soldiers in the Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia State.

According to the source, a drama played out on the day of the incident when a military officer spotted the man collecting money at the checkpoint on behalf of the soldiers.

When accosted, the soldiers denied ever knowing the young man.

“One of the officers immediately ordered one of the soldiers to shoot the tax collector for denting their image and he was instantly shot dead. My greatest surprise is that till today, those soldiers have not been held accountable for the gruesome murder of the young man. Many of such cases have gone the same way without anyone being held accountable.”

It is the same story at almost all the military checkpoints in the boundaries of Enugu-Ebonyi, Enugu-Nsukka, Enugu-Obollo-Afor, and the Enugu-Awka-Onitsha Expressway. Extortion, intimidation and outright corporal punishment are the hallmark of the checkpoints.

“Are we in a war situation that somebody receiving phone calls cannot pass by military checkpoints in the South-East without harassment and intimidation and our so-called leaders are not talking?” a commuter asked.

When the Nigerian Army Human Rights Desk was contacted, there was no response as the phone rang out.

When the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 82 Division, Enugu, Col. Aliyu Yusuf, was contacted, he said in a text message, “Good afternoon, inform the affected persons to call and give details for further necessary action immediately.”

SOURCE: PUNCH.NG


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Thursday, 7 November 2019

IPOB lambastes Ango Abdullahi, Junaid Mohammed "glorified Almajiris", said they are clueless about Biafra agitation



NOVEMBER 8, 2019 | THE BIAFRA TIMES 

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday described Junaid Mohammed, Second Republic lawmaker as a “glorified Almajiri.”

Almajiri is a system of Islamic education practiced in northern Nigeria. Almajiri derives from an Arabic word, rendered “al-Muhajirun” in English transliteration, meaning a person who leaves his home in search of Islamic knowledge.

IPOB said both Mohammed and a prominent Northern elder, Ango Abdullahi have nothing to offer apart from allegedly threatening people and promoting “Fulani cattle hegemony” across Nigeria.

IPOB was reacting to Mohammed’s recent comment that it’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu should “go to hell and burn to ashes.”

Mohammed lambasted Kanu for demanding that his security must be guaranteed for him to return to Nigeria and continue his trial.

However, a statement by IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, maintained that Mohammed was clueless about the agitation for Biafra.

The statement reads: “Junaid Mohammed and Ango Abdulahi have repeatedly touted themselves as the henchmen of the caliphate and in their delusions have made the mistake of equating IPOB agitation for freedom to anything they have seen before. How misguided they are.

“Recent decisive diplomatic advances recorded by our leader have taken the corrupt north by surprise and they have in turn been reduced to blabbing like a bunch of disgruntled drunkards kicked out of a bar for unruly behaviour.

“Every other day we read about Ango Abdulahi or Junaid Mohammed on the pages of newspapers mouthing their usual Arewa is Lord mantra rubbish because the British adopted them as their favourite house slave.

“They never grant live interviews nor have they allowed any meaningful cross-examination of their twisted views. These unity begging parasites from the caliphate must understand that they are not in the same league as our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and will never be. They are nothing but glorified Alimajiri with nothing to offer apart from threatening people and promoting Fulani cattle hegemony in a mentally backward society like Nigeria.

“Junaid Muhammad is roundly uninformed and clueless about the facts and reasons behind the resurgent IPOB led agitation for Biafra because they are products of a failed British experiment and in their own right the architects of the reign of Fulani feudal mediocrity in Nigeria.

“Our leader never asked anybody to campaign for his return to bury his mother, why these busy-bodies would be poking their noses into a matter that does not concern him is beyond understanding.

“At the mere mention of the name Nnamdi Kanu the entire Fulani caliphate and their supporters go into convulsion. At least there is now an open acknowledgement within political circles in the north that Nnamdi Kanu will succeed in not only freeing Biafra but will break Nigeria into pieces.

“Biafra is coming and there is nothing the core Arewa North can do about it. It’s important Junaid Muhammad and co know that our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is yet to make his intentions public regarding his proposed visit to Biafraland.

“If and when that happens, they should be rest assured that no permission would be sought from the Aso Rock Fulani cabal that rule Nigeria or anybody else for that matter. Our leader cannot ask a fraudulent Sudanese for permission to visit the land of his fore fathers. Had he been planning to visit Khartoum then the need may arise but not on this occassion.”

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Tuesday, 5 November 2019

RUGA: No land to invading bloodthirsty Fulani terror herdsmen - IPOB warns



IPOB PRESS RELEASE | NOVEMBER 5, 2019 | THE BIAFRA TIMES

It has come to the knowledge and attention of the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over the recent unguarded threat by the leadership of Miyetti Allah against Biafrans over their resumption of the illegal terror induced movement of cattle through farms and villages in Biafraland. This is not the first time representatives of the caliphate through their various mouthpiece have threatened the lives of peaceful law-abiding citizens of Biafra. It happened with their treasonous quit notice and has continued through Ango Abdulahi et al culminating in this abominable utterance by the leadership of Miyetti Allah.

We IPOB do not blame Miyetti Allah but the caliphate imposed spineless and compromised political leaders that occupy government houses across our land. Having sensed the fear, impotence and political hopelessness of these quislings that call themselves governors in the East, Miyetti Allah (which is the glorified name for Fulani herdsmen) have been emboldened to continue issuing threats of further bloodshed if their demands are not met.

The most shocking of all is that ordinary citizens who for years now have been at the receiving end of Fulani terror and savagery appear transfixed with fear and have wimpishly surrendered their fate to murderous cattle herders from God knows where. Miyetti Allah along with their foot soldiers in the Nigerian army must understand that their deal with south east governors is not applicable to IPOB. The same way IPOB today is dedicated to the defence of Ebonyi State and Anambra West before it, is how every inch of Biafran territory will be defended. Our ongoing resistance in Ebonyi is testament to this very fact.

 South-East political leadership may have surrendered our land but we IPOB will never and can never contemplate such. We will not surrender the land of our ancestors to this invading bloodthirsty horde from the Sahel no matter the political package they wrapped it under.

IPOB is ready for these terrorists in whatever guise they might use to come into our land. One thing is certain, Miyetti Allah with their support and sponsorship from the federal government, South East governors led by Dave Umahi and Ohaneze Ndigbo led by Nina Nwodo will not succeed no matter what they do.

Miyetti Allah and their sponsors are the real terrorists and shall remain so in our eyes. Their strategy of threats and terror cannot work with us. They cannot succeed because IPOB is here on the ground and meeting them head-on.  Ruga settlement nonsense is dead in our land and cannot be imposed on us.

COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB.


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