Nna Igbo OKE-CHUKWU.,Wrote.

TRUTH AND LIES:

The word a man speak is either TRUTH or LIE, It is how ever not difficult to identify and decode which of them is TRUTH OF LIE but the problem lies in the fact that some people’s natural sense of judgment has been weakened and beclouded by hope, expectation and promise of a better future which will never come because they are based on lies.

Another reason for some people not being able to identify LIE is their inability to fend/provide for themselves which makes them see and process every information that appears to favours them as TRUTH and the ones which doesn’t favour them as LIE.

Is TRUTH good? Yes TRUTH is good because it makes you bold, fearless, firm and confident. It makes you know what you want and how to get it. It also make one not see faces and hear words that comes out of people’s mouth sympathetically but as they really are when they are spoken.22090179_10212603331432721_5427467307251241704_n

Is LIE good or bad? Hmmmm! Lie to a large extent is bad. I say this because in a very rare occasion LIE may save your life, but that same LIE one tells in that situation can only and always be told in situations which emanated from LIE itself, so LIE beget LIE.

Let me give an example, if an Hausa Christian person who was converted from Islam is captured by group of Hausa Islamic religious terrorists which of course is driven by another LIE, (beacause no God or god ever said go and kill it is a LIE from men) and wanted to be killed because he or she does not believe in Islam, Naturally he or she would quickly speak their language and recite all the Islamic quotation he or she knows because he or she is a converted Christian from Islam and Christianity is not written on the face, that way the person can save their LIFE by telling a LIE.
So I would say that a LIE is good ONLY when faced with such situation which is based and emanated from LIE because (LIE CAN ONLY PRODUCE A LIE)

Don’t form the habit of telling LIES because it can affect and change one’s mental perception to always be atracted and attached to LIE and as well never know how TRUTH looks like and ultimately suffer from (COGNITIVE DISSONANCE) check it out on your dictionary.
It’s called (NGHOTA KUSARA AKUSA) in my language.4971_1126964748799_6108420_n

Lastly on LIE, yes lie is not good because it can only and always produce another LIE and this world would be a better place with out it.

Always try and tell the TRUTH, and LIE only when you are faced with situation such as shielded above and to such similar situations.

Animals don’t tell LIE. Every other things in nature don’t tell LIE. Only Human who tell LIES.

In fact LIE comes from one’s quest, need and expectation of something or survival.

When many ladies and some men gets older, they LIE about their age because they want to be seen not as old people. (SURVIVAL)

They don’t want to accept the TRUTH that not everyone will marry or be married.

TRUTH is that many ladies infact stand the chance of being married to a man if they are comfortable with sharing one husband with one or other women otherwise many of them would spend their entire life without being married to a man. this is sad but pure TRUTH.

No deity, neither capital God nor small god said marry one woman or marry more than one, those are men’s ideas for control.

The MARAUDING Christian colonizers used it against all the indigenous people everywhere they go and the Chinese are using it on their own people as well for control and they are not Christians, did their God or god told the that as well? Anyways that’s by the way.10696353_10203922821265392_7101418285410562988_n

When people want to seek for asylum and shelter they tell LIES to the same asylum system, (SURVIVAL) because the same system which was set to take care of them is based on LIE otherwise where does the same system gets money with which it uses to charter and fund the millions of the asylum seeker? Too much LIES in the world today.

Many LIES had been beautified and presented as TRUTH and TRUTH presented as LIES. One can be fighting and defending a LIE without knowing that what he or she thinks is TRUTH is actually a LIE.

What ever one can not prove, clarify and substantiate is a total LIE for TRUTH does not hide itself.

“LIE produces LIE and TRUTH produces TRUTH”.

I had long decided to always tell the TRUTH and be on the side of TRUTH because TRUTH is LIFE and LIFE is TRUTH and when I want to say it, i say it strait as if am blind to see people’s faces and not as if I have water in my mouth.

“The examples sited are purely my views and observations as i go round the world and see how the governmental systems of countries are set and created”.

“No one is obligated to hold these views of mine, readers discretion is advised”.

All rights reserved:

Thoughts, views and writing are Exclusively mine, do not copy only share if you like please.

OKE-CHUKWU.

THE EFFECTIVE USE OF THE IGBO SECOND PERSON SINGULAR PRONOUNS: /Ị/ and /Gị/ TO FORM MEANINGFUL/GRAMMATICAL CONSTRUCTIONS. WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN NOW.

 

By

Okoro Mark Ogbonnaya (Maazị Ogbonnaya)

We are still discussing rules for writing standard Igbo. I noticed through my research that a large number of Igbo native speakers find it so difficult to place the second person singular pronouns /ị/ and /gị/ in their rightful positions in a sentence (written or spoken).14650542_1134433066625947_6762515815230841114_n

Being a native speaker of Igbo is not enough to justify one’s Igbo grammatical and communicative competence. You cannot speak English formally anyhow you wish, be you an English native speaker or non-native speaker. The same thing goes for Igbo. You cannot speak or write it anyhow you wish. The following sentences have something to tell us regarding this:

*Nye m mmiri ka m taa
* Nye m mmanya ka m rie
* Nye m nri ka m ńụọ

You will agree with me that when you make the above sentences, the grandmother in your village who didn’t attend any formal education will call you a mad man. Formal education has nothing to do with one’s language. The point I want to make. Some always say: “because Maazi is an Igbo linguist that is why he always want to shove the rules they formed in school down one’s throat”. Which rules? Just go to the village and tell an elderly person, “nye m akara ka m ńụọ”, you will be ostracised and tagged a mad man. The rules are linguistically genetic. The truth is that the aforementioned expressions are morphologically and syntactically correct but semantically and grammatically wrong. Even the speaker will spit on his face for committing such grammatical blunder. What point am I making?

You cannot speak or write Igbo anyhow you wish. It is a rule-based language. Being an Igbo is not enough.

Coming to the topic of today, /ị/ and /gị/ have the same grammatical function but their usage differs. Both are used to refer to the second person singular pronoun. But they cannot be used interchangeably. Let us see the rules:

FIRST RULE:

“Ị” cannot end a sentence in Igbo or appear in the middle of a sentence (except in some conditions) to function as second person singular pronoun. Eg:
* Nwanne ị ahụ na-abịa
* Ndị ahụ niile bụ ndị be ị

These sentences are constructively wrong.

SECOND RULE: (conditions under which “ị” comes in the middle)

“ị” appears in the middle of a sentence when an auxiliary verb comes after it. Eg:
*Mgbe ị na-abịa
*Oge ahụ ị na-agba egwu
*Ọ kwa ị ga-agba ọsọ?
“na” and “ga” that come after “ị” are all auxiliary verbs in the context.

Another condition is when a complete verb comes after “ị” eg:

*Mgbe ị nyụrụ nsị
* Oge ahụ ị tara anụ
* Ọ kwa ị kọrọ ọnụ?

THIRD RULE:

“ị” functioning as the second person singular pronoun generally appears in the initial stage of a sentence. Eg:

*ị ga-anwụ
* ị ga-ata ahụhụ
* ị na-achị ọchị ka ewu a na-ahụ n’ọkụ
* ị jọrọ njọ ka udele isi nkwọcha.

In these sentences if you initialise them with “ga”, you will notice that their underlined grammatical ingredients have been zapped. While though, some dialects of Igbo use “ị” and “gị” as regard to these cited examples, interchangeably. But this piece of research is focusing on the standard Igbo.

FOURTH RULE:

“gị” is used in the beginning, middle and the end of Igbo sentence depending on the grammatical rules it play.

Before “gị” initialise a sentence there must be a connection between the person you are addressing and another party. Eg:

*Gị na nwanne gị na-agba mbọ
*Gị na nwoke ahụ na-akọ ọnụ
* Gị na nwagbọghọ ahụ na-ayị.

No dialect of Igbo initialise these sentences with “ị”. Impossible. Rather you will get variations like: “gụ”, “ge”, “gọ” etc. If you doubt this, name the dialect.

When “gị” appears in the middle of a sentence. Eg:

*Nwanne gị ahụ bụ atụrụ
* Anụrụ m na ọ bụ gị nyụrụ nsị ahụ
* I zuzuchaa uche gị apịawa gị ụtarị.

When “gị” appears in the end of a sentence. Eg:

* O nweghị ihe m ga-eme gị
* Onye ga-anyụ gị anya bụ nwunye gị
* Ihe ga-eme gị ka ga-eme gị.

From our today’s discussion borne out of my personal rigorous research, I come up with these challenging rules of writing and speaking Igbo as regard to the second person singular pronoun. Any question? Feel free to ask. Let me pause here for now and keep thinking my thinkings. Daalụ nu!

Maazi Ogbonnaya

TRANSCRIPT OF PROF. INNOCENT ODENIGBO’S SPEECH. About Nigeria Genocidal War Against Biafra.

TRANSCRIPT OF PROF. INNOCENT ODENIGBO’S SPEECH.
About Nigeria Genocidal War Against Biafra.

Right now, I feel it is important to draw the attention of all Biafrans and in fact the international community as well to what the Biafrans are fighting for i.e the restoration of the Republic of Biafra. The series of injustice perpetuated against the people of Biafra was initiated by a mercenary soldier working on behalf of the British government. His name was Fredrick Lugard.Innocent-Odenigbo-nnamdi-Kanu

In the year 1914, Lugard as colonial administrator and friend of the Hausa-Fulani using his connections with the British colonial office committed the most outrageous fraud in human history by unilaterally declaring the amalgamation of northern and southern protectorate in our part of Africa and naming these territories NIGERIA.

This British mercenary did not consult the people before forcing them into an unholy union of his dreams. The name Nigeria was really a coinage from two words, Niger i.e the river Niger and area meaning the area of land around the river Niger. It does not require a rocket scientist or a wordsmith to forge this name. I understand that the name was in fact suggested by Lugard’s wife (Flora Shaw).Flora1

For Lugard to choose the name Nigeria for his contraption, it’s clear evident that he was only interested in the land and its resources not in the well being of people of diverse cultures inhabiting the land. So ab-initio, the name Nigeria was only a geographical description without any cultural or historical content and has remained so up till today. For even Lugard himself described the north and the south as oil and water that can never mix.

About 30years into Lugard’s experiment in 1945 to be exact. The first catastrophe struck. Biafrans were slaughtered in northern Nigeria by the Hausa-Fulani as the clear expression of their resentment of the amalgamation.378087_Biafra_War_1_jpg281a84cd85fa4a1b9040d2f14a0d3339

In 1953, the northerners struck again. One small Biafrans were the victims. The Nigerian census of 1956 was rigged in favor of the northerners by their British friends who inflated the population figures for the north to the detriment of the south.

The pre-independent federal elections were similarly rigged by the departing British colonial administrators to benefit the north against the south. It was not therefore surprising that a few years after independence, Nigeria descended into anarchy and chaos. This time again, Biafrans were the target. Chased away from all over Nigeria as hundredths of thousands of them were murdered in the northern Nigeria.hqdefault

In May-October 1966, Biafrans were hounded and massacred all over northern Nigeria by the Hausa-Fulani shouting ”ARABA ARABA”meaning SECESSION. The bruised and battered Biafrans returned to the safety of their homeland to nurse their wounds. Abandoned by the federal government of the country to which they were supposed to belong.

A national conference was held in Aburi, Ghana under the chairmanship of Gen. Ankra the Ghanaian head of state. Far reaching agreements aimed at keeping Nigeria together were concluded between Gen. Yakubu Gowon representing Nigeria and Gen. Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu representing the people of Biafra.

But in a most arrogant display of power, Nigeria unilaterally annulled those agreements. The Biafrans had no other choice than to declare their independence on May 30th, 1967.

Instead of allowing Biafrans to nurse their wounds in the peace of their homeland, Nigeria propelled by share hatred and arrogance of power declared a war of aggression against the beleaguered Biafrans. Nigeria wanted the land of Biafra without the people of Biafra and conducted a three year genocidal war to achieve that purpose.Download

At the end of it all, about 3.5 million Biafra men, women and children were killed in their homeland. I have never read anywhere that people of different cultures and religions have been forced to unite by share military means.

The American civil war was a unique case. Prior to that war, all the states had voluntarily consented to join the union after a gruesome war of independence against the British. But when the southern states refused to give up slavery and decided instead to secede from the union, the northern states led by Abraham Lincoln took up arms against the south as a matter of principle. The north believed that since all men were created equal, it was unjust for people to own slaves at private property. The American civil war was not in reality to unite the country, but a war in defense of human right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.images (1)

In its genocidal enterprise, Nigeria obtained the ready military and diplomatic assistance of Britain, the formal soviet union, Spain, the then Organization of African Unity led by the formal Ethiopian head of state Emperor Haile Selassie, non-alliance nations led by President Tito of formal Yugoslavia and the United Nations Organization led by U Thant.

The lie being bandit about by Britain and Nigeria was that if Biafra was allowed to secede from Nigeria, the whole of Africa would be afflicted by the disease of secession. Shamelessly, the so called civilized world colluded with Nigeria in the massacre of millions of Biafran men, women and children. The principle of human rights was thrown to the winds.

Biafra was strangled by overwhelming military force, diplomatic frauds and starvation. Even, christian charity organizations and the International Red Cross were dissuaded and frustrated by Britain and Nigeria from delivering urgently needed food material and medicine which would have saved lives.10442496_724688210979607_3966397262667683998_n

Whether we believe it or not, there is a great being who is in control of events on earth. Some refers to him as Karma, we call him God. Nigeria thought that once Biafra was defeated in battle, everything would be alright and she will live happily ever after. There is no way you can spill the blood of 3.5 million people and expect that there would not be some retributions. We all know what is happening to Nigeria today.

What of the greatest ally of Nigeria during that war against Biafrans; Britain? One quiet afternoon early this year (2014), two machete wielding Nigerian extremists attacked a British soldier and killed him in broad day light and bragged about it. That event was one of the worst greatest insults inflicted on a world power such as Britain.

Right now, Scotland is in the process of seceding from Britain after about 400years of marriage voluntarily entered into by England and Scotland. Yet, it was the same Britain that scared the world stiff about the impending vulcanization of Africa should Biafra go its way and let the chorus of the sanctity of the territorial integrity of Nigeria as the Biafran war of independence raged on. I do not know what will happen to the territorial integrity of Britain when Scotland eventually secedes.9fced-catalonia-diada-biafra2

The truth is that a territory can never be more important than the people who live in it. That is the basic principle of human rights. But the British government under the leadership of Harold Wilson did not believe that the Biafran people were entitled to the same human rights which British people enjoyed. That is why Harold Wilson is one of the list respected world leaders today.

As leader of the Organization of African Unity, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, campaigned against the existence of Biafra because he believed that if Biafra was allowed to exist, the province of Eritrea which was then part of Ethiopia would secede. But in spite of Haile Selassie, Eritrea is now an independent nation.

What about President Tito of Yugoslavia, as leader of the non-aligned nations, President Tito campaigned against Biafra because he feared that his country would break if Biafra were allowed to exist. Where is Yugoslavia today? In the dustbin of history. Out of the ashes of Yugoslavia emerged four or five countries in spite of President Tito.22489900_2195896060637020_6333905399044700595_n

Now, the formal Soviet union supplied Nigeria with all the mig-fighter planes with which it terrorized, killed and maimed Biafran men, women and children in their homes, in market places, in schools, in churches, in hospitals and in refugee camps. Where is the great soviet union today? In the dustbin of history. From the ashes of the formal soviet union emerged 15 independence countries including Russia.

What of Egypt? While it was not clear whether the Egyptian government cooperated with Nigeria during its war against Biafra, it was common knowledge that Egyptian pilots were responsible for the indiscriminate bombing and stacking of civilian targets that accounted for the loss of thousands of lives. They were probably the mercenaries who did not want to risk their lives and therefore avoided raiding the war fronts. Since they did not discharge their bombs and kill some people, they frequently went for soft targets such as; markets, schools and hospitals. After all, they knew they were engaged in a war of extermination anyway and the civilized world was behind them.
See what is happening in Egypt today, not so good.14955800_229748287438868_2646012053293388325_n

By contrast, the five countries that recognized Biafra namely: Tanzania, Zambia, Gabon, Ivory Coast and Haiti have enjoyed peace and stability till today. Their heads of state at the time of Biafran saga namely: Dr. Warimu Julius Nyerere, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, Mr. Omar Bongo, Mr. Houphouet-boigny and ”Papa Doc” Francois Duvalier were some of the most respected statesmen in the world. Tanzania has not disintegrated even-though it is a union between mainland Tanganyika and the island of Zanzibar off the coast of east Africa. A union voluntarily agreed by the two entities without a land border but with strong cultural and historical ties.

Where was the United Nations Organization on the bight that was Biafra? Mixing in action! The world body never for once heard testimonies from the Biafran people. It listened only to Nigerian because Britain as a permanent member of the Security Council thwarted all effort by Biafra to present her case to the world and by implication deceived the United States on the issue of Biafra. It is now time for Nigeria to pay its debt to history.20915200_1553286921397777_2807955005357221642_n

It is the wish of everybody concerned that Nigeria should disappear peacefully, letting the component parts go their way after 100years of unholy marriage that has refused to work or Nigeria may choose to die a violent death. This will make no sense since too many lives have already been lost and the land is soaked in blood. Since all things made by mortal man perish, so shall Nigeria made by Fredrick Lugard and his wife seize to exist and from its ashes the republic of Biafra shall emerge. The case of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh is one worthy of emulation. So also are the cases of formal Czechoslovakia, formal Yugoslavia, Ethiopia and Eritrea as well as Sudan and Southern Sudan.

Thomas Jefferson writing the American declaration of independence said and I quote ”When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

This idea goes back to Athens of the 5th century BC when Socrates spoke of a law of God respected by all Barbarian and Greek alike or in the Antigone of Sophocles from the 5th century BC when Antigone appealed to a law of God that is the same for all, all over the world and justify any actions that might break the law of men. Cicero defines natural law in his works of moral values as ”the law of God revealed in the reason of His universe” It is one law valid in all places and in all times. It will be the same in Athens and in Rome and in every future nation to come for that law rest with God and there are consequences for breaking the law of God.

I hope the United Nations will be alive to its responsibilities this time around and that the international communities will stop playing games with African lives. The lost of 3.5 million Biafran lives can never be in vain. That will run counter to the principle of natural justice; laws of nature and nature’s God. The people of Biafra have waited all these years for reason and common sense to prevail; for justice to be done so that old and current wounds can start to heal and the spirits of 3.5 million Biafran men, women and children can start to rest in peace. It is time for the restoration of the Republic of Biafra. God bless people of goodwill around the world and God bless Biafra.

Thank you.

THE DANGER OF FOLLY12119083_994410537266755_5473759709696097951_n

Many have come out for a singular purpose, to restore the dignity of our people. They understand the dangers we face as a people and have come to discover that, as we try to shy away from confronting these dangers and their fears, we become donkeys of labour and playthings to everything that breathes. Many have realized that this is not the way to live and have given up so much to stand and defend the rights of the indigenous people of Biafra to freedom and the rights to their own State, sovereign, separate and independent from Nigeria.

However, there still are millions amongst us Biafrans whose folly have blinded. Although these lot contribute to a larger part of the listenership in Radio Biafra, they seem not to have grasped that their ineptitude, nonchalance and indifference to our plight and cause amount to folly, and they have not considered the danger thereof. For this reason, I will now make it clearer:14721692_1279410355443652_4230518568247329544_n

1. We lack the ability to continue to live like slaves in a free world
2. We have lost all patience to remaining in the position of slaves in our own land.
3. We are tired of running away and seeking solace in foreign lands because, there, we still bear the stigma of slavery.
4. We have committed everything to restore our dignity, our land and the sovereignty of Biafra.
5. We understand that there are dangers ahead but we have faced dangers untold and many are still standing. We will willingly withstand every danger in our march to return home and regain our gain.
6. We understand that many have died and many may still die in this quest.
7. We have resolved that life without freedom is worse than death and that we would give everything to free ourselves and posterity from this further stigma of shame.
8. We understand that we need to get every logistics ready for eventualities in order to avert a repeat of the 60s genocide against our people.
9. We have sworn to God, to the spirit of our land, Biafra, and to ourselves that the pains and loss of the genocidal years and effects will not deter us.
10. We appeal to the conscience of ALL Biafranas wherever they may reside to understand that we will neither back down nor will we back out; therefore, we ask ALL Biafrans to FULLY support this restoration drive by every means possible.
11. To the folly, to the jesters and cynics and to all who sit on the fence, we say: Your positions will do you more harm than the good you anticipate in selfishness. Whether or not you support this move financially and otherwise, we will still march on relentlessly towards a restored Biafra. But if you still choose to remain seated on the face, know this:

A. When our enemies approach again, we shall do everything to defend ourselves.
B. We would rather die than run away or capitulate this time.
C. While we may stand to defend ourselves and your fathers and mothers and siblings and children, without your support, our defence may not guarantee their total safety.
D. If you still choose not to support us financially, your fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, children and family members will all die – owing to your folly. And we would gladly die with them in valiant defence of our God-given rights.
E. If, for anything, we all die because of your indifference to our calls for support, know ye that your case will be worse than it is for many Biafrans now. And you can be sure that another generation will rise up to claim back our freedom. So, it’s to the interest of all Biafrans to rise en masse and surrender every support needed to ensure that our enemies do not ever gain a foothold against us again. Either way and whatever your decision and stand becomes from now, Biafra will still stand because we will never cease to advance to possess itTRANSCRIPT OF PROF. INNOCENT ODENIGBO’S SPEECH.
About Nigeria Genocidal War Against Biafra.20245560_1508103569266521_2394466001550591181_n

Right now, I feel it is important to draw the attention of all Biafrans and in fact the international community as well to what the Biafrans are fighting for i.e the restoration of the Republic of Biafra. The series of injustice perpetuated against the people of Biafra was initiated by a mercenary soldier working on behalf of the British government. His name was Fredrick Lugard.

In the year 1914, Lugard as colonial administrator and friend of the Hausa-Fulani using his connections with the British colonial office committed the most outrageous fraud in human history by unilaterally declaring the amalgamation of northern and southern protectorate in our part of Africa and naming these territories NIGERIA.

This British mercenary did not consult the people before forcing them into an unholy union of his dreams. The name Nigeria was really a coinage from two words, Niger i.e the river Niger and area meaning the area of land around the river Niger. It does not require a rocket scientist or a wordsmith to forge this name. I understand that the name was in fact suggested by Lugard’s wife (Flora Shaw).

For Lugard to choose the name Nigeria for his contraption, it’s clear evident that he was only interested in the land and its resources not in the well being of people of diverse cultures inhabiting the land. So ab-initio, the name Nigeria was only a geographical description without any cultural or historical content and has remained so up till today. For even Lugard himself described the north and the south as oil and water that can never mix.

About 30years into Lugard’s experiment in 1945 to be exact. The first catastrophe struck. Biafrans were slaughtered in northern Nigeria by the Hausa-Fulani as the clear expression of their resentment of the amalgamation.11204917_1761672007392763_8758435710936979896_n

In 1953, the northerners struck again. One small Biafrans were the victims. The Nigerian census of 1956 was rigged in favor of the northerners by their British friends who inflated the population figures for the north to the detriment of the south.

The pre-independent federal elections were similarly rigged by the departing British colonial administrators to benefit the north against the south. It was not therefore surprising that a few years after independence, Nigeria descended into anarchy and chaos. This time again, Biafrans were the target. Chased away from all over Nigeria as hundredths of thousands of them were murdered in the northern Nigeria.

In May-October 1966, Biafrans were hounded and massacred all over northern Nigeria by the Hausa-Fulani shouting ”ARABA ARABA”meaning SECESSION. The bruised and battered Biafrans returned to the safety of their homeland to nurse their wounds. Abandoned by the federal government of the country to which they were supposed to belong.

A national conference was held in Aburi, Ghana under the chairmanship of Gen. Ankra the Ghanaian head of state. Far reaching agreements aimed at keeping Nigeria together were concluded between Gen. Yakubu Gowon representing Nigeria and Gen. Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu representing the people of Biafra.But in a most arrogant display of power, Nigeria unilaterally annulled those agreements. The Biafrans had no other choice than to declare their independence on May 30th, 1967.

Instead of allowing Biafrans to nurse their wounds in the peace of their homeland, Nigeria propelled by share hatred and arrogance of power declared a war of aggression against the beleaguered Biafrans. Nigeria wanted the land of Biafra without the people of Biafra and conducted a three year genocidal war to achieve that purpose.

At the end of it all, about 3.5 million Biafra men, women and children were killed in their homeland. I have never read anywhere that people of different cultures and religions have been forced to unite by share military means.

The American civil war was a unique case. Prior to that war, all the states had voluntarily consented to join the union after a gruesome war of independence against the British. But when the southern states refused to give up slavery and decided instead to secede from the union, the northern states led by Abraham Lincoln took up arms against the south as a matter of principle. The north believed that since all men were created equal, it was unjust for people to own slaves at private property. The American civil war was not in reality to unite the country, but a war in defense of human right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

In its genocidal enterprise, Nigeria obtained the ready military and diplomatic assistance of Britain, the formal soviet union, Spain, the then Organization of African Unity led by the formal Ethiopian head of state Emperor Haile Selassie, non-alliance nations led by President Tito of formal Yugoslavia and the United Nations Organization led by U Thant.

The lie being bandit about by Britain and Nigeria was that if Biafra was allowed to secede from Nigeria, the whole of Africa would be afflicted by the disease of secession. Shamelessly, the so called civilized world colluded with Nigeria in the massacre of millions of Biafran men, women and children. The principle of human rights was thrown to the winds.

Biafra was strangled by overwhelming military force, diplomatic frauds and starvation. Even, christian charity organizations and the International Red Cross were dissuaded and frustrated by Britain and Nigeria from delivering urgently needed food material and medicine which would have saved lives.

Whether we believe it or not, there is a great being who is in control of events on earth. Some refers to him as Karma, we call him God. Nigeria thought that once Biafra was defeated in battle, everything would be alright and she will live happily ever after. There is no way you can spill the blood of 3.5 million people and expect that there would not be some retributions. We all know what is happening to Nigeria today.

What of the greatest ally of Nigeria during that war against Biafrans; Britain? One quiet afternoon early this year (2014), two machete wielding Nigerian extremists attacked a British soldier and killed him in broad day light and bragged about it. That event was one of the worst greatest insults inflicted on a world power such as Britain.16939554_419526018385695_5245141036300794854_n

Right now, Scotland is in the process of seceding from Britain after about 400years of marriage voluntarily entered into by England and Scotland. Yet, it was the same Britain that scared the world stiff about the impending vulcanization of Africa should Biafra go its way and let the chorus of the sanctity of the territorial integrity of Nigeria as the Biafran war of independence raged on. I do not know what will happen to the territorial integrity of Britain when Scotland eventually secedes.

The truth is that a territory can never be more important than the people who live in it. That is the basic principle of human rights. But the British government under the leadership of Harold Wilson did not believe that the Biafran people were entitled to the same human rights which British people enjoyed. That is why Harold Wilson is one of the list respected world leaders today.

As leader of the Organization of African Unity, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, campaigned against the existence of Biafra because he believed that if Biafra was allowed to exist, the province of Eritrea which was then part of Ethiopia would secede. But in spite of Haile Selassie, Eritrea is now an independent nation.

What about President Tito of Yugoslavia, as leader of the non-aligned nations, President Tito campaigned against Biafra because he feared that his country would break if Biafra were allowed to exist. Where is Yugoslavia today? In the dustbin of history. Out of the ashes of Yugoslavia emerged four or five countries in spite of President Tito.

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Now, the formal Soviet union supplied Nigeria with all the mig-fighter planes with which it terrorized, killed and maimed Biafran men, women and children in their homes, in market places, in schools, in churches, in hospitals and in refugee camps. Where is the great soviet union today? In the dustbin of history. From the ashes of the formal soviet union emerged 15 independence countries including Russia.

What of Egypt? While it was not clear whether the Egyptian government cooperated with Nigeria during its war against Biafra, it was common knowledge that Egyptian pilots were responsible for the indiscriminate bombing and stacking of civilian targets that accounted for the loss of thousands of lives. They were probably the mercenaries who did not want to risk their lives and therefore avoided raiding the war fronts. Since they did not discharge their bombs and kill some people, they frequently went for soft targets such as; markets, schools and hospitals. After all, they knew they were engaged in a war of extermination anyway and the civilized world was behind them.
See what is happening in Egypt today, not so good.

By contrast, the five countries that recognized Biafra namely: Tanzania, Zambia, Gabon, Ivory Coast and Haiti have enjoyed peace and stability till today. Their heads of state at the time of Biafran saga namely: Dr. Warimu Julius Nyerere, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, Mr. Omar Bongo, Mr. Houphouet-boigny and ”Papa Doc” Francois Duvalier were some of the most respected statesmen in the world. Tanzania has not disintegrated even-though it is a union between mainland Tanganyika and the island of Zanzibar off the coast of east Africa. A union voluntarily agreed by the two entities without a land border but with strong cultural and historical ties.

Where was the United Nations Organization on the bight that was Biafra? Mixing in action! The world body never for once heard testimonies from the Biafran people. It listened only to Nigerian because Britain as a permanent member of the Security Council thwarted all effort by Biafra to present her case to the world and by implication deceived the United States on the issue of Biafra. It is now time for Nigeria to pay its debt to history.

It is the wish of everybody concerned that Nigeria should disappear peacefully, letting the component parts go their way after 100years of unholy marriage that has refused to work or Nigeria may choose to die a violent death. This will make no sense since too many lives have already been lost and the land is soaked in blood. Since all things made by mortal man perish, so shall Nigeria made by Fredrick Lugard and his wife seize to exist and from its ashes the republic of Biafra shall emerge. The case of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh is one worthy of emulation. So also are the cases of formal Czechoslovakia, formal Yugoslavia, Ethiopia and Eritrea as well as Sudan and Southern Sudan.

Thomas Jefferson writing the American declaration of independence said and I quote ”When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

This idea goes back to Athens of the 5th century BC when Socrates spoke of a law of God respected by all Barbarian and Greek alike or in the Antigone of Sophocles from the 5th century BC when Antigone appealed to a law of God that is the same for all, all over the world and justify any actions that might break the law of men. Cicero defines natural law in his works of moral values as ”the law of God revealed in the reason of His universe” It is one law valid in all places and in all times. It will be the same in Athens and in Rome and in every future nation to come for that law rest with God and there are consequences for breaking the law of God.

I hope the United Nations will be alive to its responsibilities this time around and that the international communities will stop playing games with African lives. The lost of 3.5 million Biafran lives can never be in vain. That will run counter to the principle of natural justice; laws of nature and nature’s God. The people of Biafra have waited all these years for reason and common sense to prevail; for justice to be done so that old and current wounds can start to heal and the spirits of 3.5 million Biafran men, women and children can start to rest in peace. It is time for the restoration of the Republic of Biafra. God bless people of goodwill around the world and God bless Biafra.

Thank you.

THE DANGER OF FOLLYkanu-ipob

Many have come out for a singular purpose, to restore the dignity of our people. They understand the dangers we face as a people and have come to discover that, as we try to shy away from confronting these dangers and their fears, we become donkeys of labour and playthings to everything that breathes. Many have realized that this is not the way to live and have given up so much to stand and defend the rights of the indigenous people of Biafra to freedom and the rights to their own State, sovereign, separate and independent from Nigeria.

However, there still are millions amongst us Biafrans whose folly have blinded. Although these lot contribute to a larger part of the listenership in Radio Biafra, they seem not to have grasped that their ineptitude, nonchalance and indifference to our plight and cause amount to folly, and they have not considered the danger thereof. For this reason, I will now make it clearer:

1. We lack the ability to continue to live like slaves in a free world
2. We have lost all patience to remaining in the position of slaves in our own land.
3. We are tired of running away and seeking solace in foreign lands because, there, we still bear the stigma of slavery.
4. We have committed everything to restore our dignity, our land and the sovereignty of Biafra.
5. We understand that there are dangers ahead but we have faced dangers untold and many are still standing. We will willingly withstand every danger in our march to return home and regain our gain.
6. We understand that many have died and many may still die in this quest.
7. We have resolved that life without freedom is worse than death and that we would give everything to free ourselves and posterity from this further stigma of shame.
8. We understand that we need to get every logistics ready for eventualities in order to avert a repeat of the 60s genocide against our people.
9. We have sworn to God, to the spirit of our land, Biafra, and to ourselves that the pains and loss of the genocidal years and effects will not deter us.
10. We appeal to the conscience of ALL Biafranas wherever they may reside to understand that we will neither back down nor will we back out; therefore, we ask ALL Biafrans to FULLY support this restoration drive by every means possible.
11. To the folly, to the jesters and cynics and to all who sit on the fence, we say: Your positions will do you more harm than the good you anticipate in selfishness. Whether or not you support this move financially and otherwise, we will still march on relentlessly towards a restored Biafra. But if you still choose to remain seated on the face, know this:

A. When our enemies approach again, we shall do everything to defend ourselves.
B. We would rather die than run away or capitulate this time.


C. While we may stand to defend ourselves and your fathers and mothers and siblings and children, without your support, our defence may not guarantee their total safety.
D. If you still choose not to support us financially, your fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, children and family members will all die – owing to your folly. And we would gladly die with them in valiant defence of our God-given rights.
E. If, for anything, we all die because of your indifference to our calls for support, know ye that your case will be worse than it is for many Biafrans now. And you can be sure that another generation will rise up to claim back our freedom. So, it’s to the interest of all Biafrans to rise en masse and surrender every support needed to ensure that our enemies do not ever gain a foothold against us again. Either way and whatever your decision and stand becomes from now, Biafra will still stand because we will never cease to advance to possess it.

Biafra.Onye ju Ogwugwu Ohu na anya,Ohu Udo,

Those who have hands in Destroying Traditional Houses in Biafra land,it is time to rebuild them and be free.

Those who have hands in Destroying Our Forefathers and Mothers Holy Temple have died almost,22519324_1933570126684120_8738093215934206069_nbut they have Children who did not have a knowledge of what their Elders did,but they have another knowledge,CRK;Christian Religious Knowledge,and because of CRK they have ,they have lost their Original History,what they have now is bible,they have now different believe,´Those who have Udo The Holy Ancient Temple Believe in Reincanation,the Forefathers of those who damage Our Temple,Udo,believe in reincanation,but those who destroid Our Udo,believe that they are going to heaven by colonization,or by brainwashed,and they went and damage Our Traditional House, and die,and their Children have keep dying,go to Igbo Land,go to Biafra Land you will see too much dead people,too much painful exit,everyone is in fear who will die tomorrow,many people have ran away from their Town and States to relocate to another State,people the bad they did is coming from their village where they did it,biut if ran away out of your village or town you will be free at moment,but not  all the time,and  no one is asking the real questions,If there is lost Tribe of Israel in Africa they are UMU UDO;Look at Our Temple,Those who did this are now Catholic,go to Israel Romans did same there.12119083_994410537266755_5473759709696097951_nWe have Udo in many Towns and Villages in Igbo Land,or Biafra Land,Awgbu have moretthan Five Udo in Awgbu Town,Udo Mkpuluaku is one of the Great Udo,in Awgbu can be located in Ugwu Village,many signs and wonders have been recorded about Udo Nkpuluaki,which can be able to do every kinds of signs and wonders,but If you go you will see or heara,22773591_994299100709909_1382138309_nUdo Oji can be located in Osuokwu Village,Udo Abo is in Isiakpu and many Udo can be discovered soon as We are on the ground collecting More Informations, Awgbu is in Orumba North LGA of Anambra state. Call this number 09033149827 to talk with one of The Udo Priest,Okolo Udo,The Bishiop.22752507_994301974042955_1409832344_nEgbeoyibo Stephen say to me ,I have Udo in my Family,Well my late father inherited it by his father but though my late father destroy it ,22519324_1933570126684120_8738093215934206069_n

He only call it Udo but in my village 3 ward ( umunna) that made up of IFITE has Udo ,
(1) is Udo egbo,Udo Egbe,
But don’t know the full meaning of the other two we only called it Udo .

All been destroy but 2 latter build again of recent
But my own never rebuild but is my tax to do soon and latter,But there is other Udo in Aguluezechukwu Townbut this 3 am talking about now is my particular village IFITE,14656383_1237025466349474_2961691472589830715_nIfeanyi Okoye say to me, I have udo ebe in my village,my village is ancestral home of all ekwulobia,am fron abogwume, from the  family of nwokoye ezeobumneme the ancestral home of ekwulobia though with the recent politics now, the Obi has been negleted. there are so many shrineS Ancient holy temples in my home as I was growing up, we have akpan, we have udo nwangwu, we have udo ebe. all this tings were there then, but ….. they are not there now because of development. abogwume is, before there is a place called udo ebe, in my home where both ula and all their villages use to gather for a festival, There are thins I cannot say here, but u knw that all ekwulobia use to gather in our home for meeting,89749180We have Udo,In Nanka,Ekwulobia,Oko,Nnobi,Agulu,or let me say it this way,Aniocha,Aguata,Orumba,Ideato north and south etc,We are still looking Forward to get more informations,where We have Udo,the holy Ancient Temples,to be able to contact them and ask them the history of things fall apart,for peace to be achieved in Igbo people life,garthering,they must live and let live,they must rebuild all the damages they brings to themselves and people.

All Biafrans must read this,and know this,and rebuild this.

Umu Udo are the Jews,do you have Udo in your Village,?Town?that is Old Temple,,,,,Okoloudo is a Rabbai,or Priest,all Biafrans are not Hebrews,or Jews.If Biafrans will rescue Udo,Rebuild Udo,Biafra will Come,this is so touching history,touching stories,what The people of Biafra did to the people of Biafra,Ihe Ukwu mere,Ihe Ukwu Kpe Azu,Okezie Ikpeazu,Udo na eme,Ngozi Udoneme ,Biafrans and Igbos and some Africans do not know their history,because they wanted to hide some particular history,and their own history have to be wiped by twisted it,and so it lost,now every body wanted to know their history,11202590_1761671960726101_5858885665605775263_nIf Biafrans will ask for appology to Those Towns,Villages ,People of Udo,which they damaged their Temple and leave everywhere damages,and find a way to rebuild those Udo,and give Umu Udo Freedom of everything.I think Biafra will be free too,maka na Oji Onye na ana ji Onwe ya,Go to everywhere in Biafra Land where there is Udo,The Holy Ancient Temple,and see yourself what Biafrans did to their Fellow Human Beigns,not this New generation of Biafra,but some of them are among,but all of them must Rebuild Our Udo,in everywhere in Biafra Land,because their Own History is inside,everything where destroid when they destroid the Udo,but some pieces which I knows very well that I can fix back 99 percent is still there,but not in one place,some are in Idemmiri,and some are in Nanka,Agulu,Oko,Ekwulobia,Uga,Umuona,etctumblr_inline_ncve3zxjyB1qjefl3,But all the Udo must rebuld and everything stolen from Udo must give us back,Ohia Udo,Ebunu Udo,Agu Udo,and Many Things,when Umu Udo Agreed Biafra will come.If they did not ,Nsogbu dikwa,Udo Has Children,Umu Udo Ahaiwe ,Udo Okoli Udo Emmanuel,and the Children of Udo Goes to Udo,Udo Akulu Abo,Udo Ohuru Okpoko,Udo do Nka,etc,Udo have Ama,Ama Udo,Uzo Udo,Umu Udo Goes to Udo,,as the Jews goes to Synagogue,Okolo Udo is like Rabbai,or like Rev Father,The Christans goes to Church,Those who have Udo in Biafran Land Goes to Udo,their Synagogue,as the Jews are Celebrating Last Month and This Month,the Umu Udo are now Celebrating too,same celebration in different Languages,in my Village We will Celebrate22406231_2195896013970358_4684852089258812115_n Udo Akulu Abo on November,so The Great is about to come but you the new generation of Biafra will make things better for you all,IPOB should Creat a United Folum that will carry everyone along,If the Bigest history have been hiden by the same people,why are they going around serching for who they are and where they come from?I have been attacked many times in Igbo meeting ,IPOB meeting etc,but I am just a Great Messanger,in small mans skin,from poor Family that was once great in the begining,Black smiths lineage,Udo Lineage,My people call me in my name,bt their minds are far from me,they bear my name,but they call themselves a Christian,they goes to someones house and call it church,but in their own father and mothers houses they call it shrine.,my own is not a shrine,my own is Udo,Udoneme,Udo is God,and that God have Children,Mmuoneme,Anadueme,Chukwuneme,Udoneme,Biafrans are at war with God,and they used another God to fight their God,that is why there is heavy problems like too much liers,419ners,many bad things,they perish because of lack of knowledge,they use Christian Religious knowlege and fighting against their own knowlege,everything becomes imagination,but they can see reaL BUT THEY HAVE TO ARGUE IT;CRK IS INVOLVE;
Traditional  Nwokedi Nwa Nri's photo.
Traditional  Nwokedi Nwa Nri's photo.Udo Akulu Abo,Udo Ngwu Abo,Udo Abogwuma,Ududonka,Udo Ohulu Okpoko,etc.
Traditional  Nwokedi Nwa Nri's photo.

Onwuasoanya FCC Jones,in Defence of Igbo Culture andd Tradition.

A people are mostly known not just by the name they are given, but by the history of that name, and the culture they uphold. How did the Igbos become Igbos? This question cannot be answered without a good understanding of the traditions and cultures of the Igbo people. It is not just about the history we read, but about the practices, the religion, the totems and the art that are Igbo. Mbari is central to understanding the Igbo identity, industry, religion, education and creativity.Mbari
I was about writing something else for the week, before my phone beeped and it was a message from a good friend and one of the finest voices on radio, Maximus Agbaegbu who reminded me of the tragedy that the Governor of Imo State has meted on our culture, history and even future. I knew of this, but hadn’t gathered enough facts to write about it.of late, I have begun to deliberately ignore news about our Governor and his curious policies and programs. But the new about Mbari demolition was too strong for me to really think about, as I never believed it could happen. As much as I do not like Governor Okorocha’s leadership styles, I still had my doubts that he could actually order his bulldozers to destroy the Mbari Shrine. I know he demolished some shops within the Mbari Cultural Center, but didn’t know and could hardly believe that the Governor would destroy one of the most sensitive totems of the Igbo.89749180
The morning after my chat with Maximus, I had to drive down to Mbari Cultural Center, the building that houses the Imo State Council for Arts and Culture. True to Maximus’ report, the Mbari shrine has been reduced to rubbles and all the totems and murals distorted. One thing that immediately flashed to my mind is: “He who the gods want to kill, they first make mad”. This is not in anyway upholding or even expressing the belief that the gods drawn and sculpted at Mbari have any capacity to visit those who destroyed them with anger, but in amazement that anyone in his right mind could destroy history.46715e91706449a4fccb5abde5efec98--philosophy-s
One of Africa’s best writers, Chinua Achebe was one of those at the forefront of promoting the Mbari heritage of the Igbos and by extension Africans. He was one of the pioneer members of the Mbari Club and is credited with suggesting the name Mbari at the formation of the club, because of Mbari’s concept of creation. The Mbari Club which was founded by an expatriate, Ulli Beier, played a fundamental role in honing the literary skills and talents of great some of those who eventually turned out to be some of the world’s greatest and most celebrated artistes, including the Nobel Laurette, Wole Soyinka. The afro-music pioneer and activist also had his debut as a bandleader in the makeshift Arts Center situated in a market place, where the Mbari Club members used as their meeting place and rehearsal ground.tumblr_inline_ncve3zxjyB1qjefl3
Mbari is one of the biggest cultural exports of the Igbo people. it had so much impact in the literary and general artistic life of Nigeria, especially the Yoruba, that they had to yorubanize or adapt the name in a Yoruba form, when a group of Yoruba literati founded a new group which they called, Mbari Mbayo. Even thoug this new name has a meaning in Yoruba language, there is no argument that its coining was inspired by the original Mbari name, which has lots of significance to every Igbo person, especially, those of Owerri part of Igboland.
I cannot sincerely put my brain to any reason that could have led my Governor to destroy this very important museum of Igbo Culture. If it is in extension of his vendetta to against the Owerri people, then, it is not only misplaced, but also puerile. It is certainly not for road expansion which is the reason he has given for demolishing many structures across Owerri, because the shrine is built far away from where any road can get to. If it is because my Governor wants to build a fresh Mbari shrine anywhere else, then, it is also needless.igbo-compound-ism
At a time when the Governor and those in his government are singing about making Imo a tourism and hospitality hub, I do not know if there is anything that attracts tourists more than historical artifacts, like the one the Mbari shrine represented. What better thing could have attracted people from across the world than a museum that many students of visual arts across the world must come in contact with in the course of their studies?
No country develops by destroying its history and artefacts. Some of the most enlightened countries in the world, have kept their artefacts and preserved their historically relevant sites for millennia and these have in turn become major sources of revenue for such countries.
The Mbari shrine could have been to the Igbos and indeed Imo State, what the Diorama Bethlehem is to Switzerland. The Diorama Bethlehem is noted as one of the world’s largest nativity displays, boasting of about 450 hand carved figures. Also attractive to tourists is the giant circular painting called the Panorama Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
The Mbari which is originally constructed with mud, sculptural representations of different animals and gods of the Igbo pantheon are fully represented. Among these sculptures are; the Nguma, which the Igbo traditional religion sees as the Chief Secuirty officer of the god, Amadioha. Tigers, snakes, water mermaids, gongs and other sculptures and murals deemed significant to the worship of the earth god, Ala, are well represented.
It could not also be that our Governor was being protective of the Christian faith, because the Mbari shrine does not stand in the way of anybody’s Christian faith. No one goes to that Mbari to pour libations, neither is there any Dibia invoking Amadioha from that shrine. The shrine was simply a historical monument to celebrate and of course project the rich Igbo culture and artistry.
Some of the world’s most Christian countries retain some artefacts and monuments that they know are relevant to their history as a people and those that have potentials to attract tourists to their countries. For instance, in the same Jerusalem, where Christians prefer as their destination for spiritual pilgrimages, lies the third most important Muslim place of prayer, called the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Also in that same Israel, we find the most important place of worship for the adherents of the Bahai faith. Located in Acre, Israel, this site is believed to house the tomb of the founder of the Bah’ai faith, Baha’Allah, hence it has turned to a big tourist site for the adherents of this faith. Those who may come up to defend Governor Okorocha’s demolition of this very important artefact cannot tell me that some of these tourists centers scattered across the world do not stand in the way of building more roads. What a reasonable government that thinks of the future of its citizens would do is to design such roads in such a way that such important sites do not have to be pulled down.
No matter what is eventually written or said in defense of this rape on a peoples’ cultural heritage and pride, it will go down in history that a certain Governor meted one of the worst injustices and insults to indigenous arts of not just the Igbo people, but the entire Africa. The demolition of Mbari is one of the greatest tragedies that have befallen the arts sector.
I do not want to hear the excuse of a certain Bongo Center, as a replacement for the Mbari Cultural Center. I am one of those who believe that the building of that Bongo Center by the Rochas Okorocha administration is one of the evidences of waste that have come to define this government. The land space housing the Mbari Cultural Center can comfortably contain whatever the Governor wanted to build as a Bong Center, but the Governor rather chose to build that somewhere else and is now talking of relocating the entire cultural center to that place, while no serious plan is in place on what will become of the original Cultural Center.
I join thousands of arts lovers and practitioners across Nigeria and Africa to call on the Governor of Imo State, to stopthe massive onslaught against the development of the arts. At a time, when everybody is talking of looking for alternative means of generating revenue, especially as oil prices continue its slump, arts and the entire creative industry are veritable alternatives for any government that is really desirous of tapping into it.
Onwuasoanya FCC Jones, writes in from Abuja, Nigeria.