Biafra Jews Stage Protest, As Court Dismisses 6 Out 11 Counts Against Nnamdi Kanu

Igbo Culture and Tradition

Biafra is a Nation of Jews ,Christians and Traditional People,A large crowd of a group of Biafran activists who dressed as Jews as well as supporters of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) have staged a protest outside the premises of Federal High Court Abuja calling for the release of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu who is standing trial for treason just as the court struck  out 6 counts charge out of 11 brought against him earlier today in Abuja.kanu-ipob

The Biafra leader arrived the court premises at 8:00 am Nigerian local times donning a skullcap and Jewish clothing amidst heavy security around the court. Justice Binta Nyako while delivering her ruling on the Kanu16998127_1419572044740155_7924815194485489785_n‘s application to quash all the charges brought against him by the Federal Government granted part of his prayer and quashed six out of 11 counts brought against him.img_20170301_092311_136

The court quashed count  3,5,7,9,10 &11 which bordered on…

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Africans and Christianity: The Elephant and the Rope

I believe most people have heard about the story of the Elephant and the rope: here’s the story. – A certain man saw an elephant tied with a tiny rope to its front leg. And this elephant didn’t make any attempt to break free even though it could. The man asked a trainer why the elephant couldn’t attempt to break away.

The trainer explained; “when they were very young and much smaller we used the same size of rope to tie them and, at that age, it was enough to hold them. As they grew up, they were conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”1549532_762270623907014_3633396493142814847_n

This story is exactly how Africans are being held by Christianity. Like the Elephant was brainwashed into believing it cannot break away; so do Africans believe that if they stop believing in Jesus as their lord and personal saviour they’ll end up in hell fire.

Moreover, even though it is visible that the Elephant is not being held anymore; the damage to its ability to liberate itself was done when it was a baby. The same thing happened to Africans. Theirs was done when the Europeans arrived with their religion – their version of Christianity.

According to Johann Von Goethe, 1749-1832, “the only means to gain one’s ends with people are force and cunning. Love also, they say; but that is to wait for sunshine, and life needs every moment.” That was exactly how Christianity was foisted on Africans.

In his book, ‘Concept of Deity’, Dr John H Clarke wrote; “to hold a people in oppression you have to convince them first that they are supposed to be oppressed”.things-fall-apart-chapter-guide-113-1-638

This conviction can be achieved by force, cunning or love as noted by Goethe. In the case of the Elephant, it is obvious that the big animal was convinced by force. As a baby it tried to free itself but couldn’t and so decided to accept the situation as an adult.

As for Africans, the Europeans cunningly imposed Christianity on them. According to Dr Clarke; their method was first to laugh at the God concept of Africans. Then, they make Africans laugh at their own God concept.

Thereafter, the Europeans didn’t have to build jails to hold Africans as they now have “a jail more binding than iron can ever put anyone”. No one needs to put chains on their bodies to hold them, because the chains are in their minds. Just like the adult Elephant.

To buttress Dr Clarke’s reasoning; there was nothing wrong or imperfect about our African religions. Everything was perfect until the Europeans told our forefathers that our religion was imperfect and by extension – we as a people are imperfect.

However, if African religions were evil as they made it out to be, what is imperfect about our African names? Again, African names were meaningful until we were told that they are meaningless.tkruxlz7qg7msdd2lagnetdamx6jc3sachvcdoaizecfr3dnitcq_0_0

For instance, the name of my great-granduncle was Nwachukwu. This IGBO name literally means ‘child of God’ when translated into English language. But since Nwachukwu is a name given to only male-children, the actual translation into English therefore, is ‘son of God’ – not that of Jesus.

Now, Chukwu or Chineke is the name of God in the IGBO language version of the Christian bible. In IGBO language, CHI means God while UKWU means big or great. Therefore Chi-Ukwu translates – the ‘big or greater God’. CHI-NA-EKE simply means the God that creates.

Yet, when my great-great-grandfather (his name was Okwonma) named his son Nwa-Chukwu (son of God) never saw the Europeans and never knew there was something like Christianity. In other words, African names were meaningful and are still meaningful.

This also suggests that before the Europeans brought their version of Christianity to our village, my forefathers worshipped CHI-UKWU the greater God who we believe resides in heaven. OKWONMA even dedicated his son (Nwachukwu) to that God in heaven.

By the way, my grandfather was converted to Christianity and baptised and changed his name from Nwubani to Wilson. By the time he realised that it was a scam, he went back to his African (IGBO) tradition; changed his name back to Nwubani. And I thank God for his vision otherwise I would have been answering Wilson today.

Once more, if African religions were evil like they made us to believe; what was wrong with our African languages?Things-Fall-Apart-1

Let me share my experience during my primary education at a primary school located in my village. Our teacher informed us that we will be taught in English language. Then she said every one of us must speak in English and that speaking of vernacular in the class will not be tolerated.

From that moment the classroom became less noisy because even though we could understand a little bit of her English but speaking the language was a big challenge.

Then, one day, the teacher caught 2 boys conversing in IGBO language. The teacher was furious. I told you not to speak vernacular in this class… the boy responded in IGBO – I didn’t speak vernacular; I am speaking IGBO.

To the rest of us – the boy was right. The teacher said; IGBO is vernacular. We all chorused we didn’t know that another name for IGBO is vernacular.

It was pathetic. That was the kind of confusion the British colonialists instilled in our people. We couldn’t understand why out of a sudden we were no longer allowed to speak our IGBO language. And our teacher was from our village.

The British colonial masters changed our religion, our names and our languages. Did they have to change our names and languages in order to give us a perfect religion that will take us to heaven? No!

They changed our ways of lives to dominate us than showing us the way to heaven. And as noted by Dr Clarke; “nothing the European mind ever devised was meant to do anything but to facilitate the European’s control over the world”.

And till today, just like the Elephant, Africans wouldn’t attempt to break free from mental slavery even though they could. Like Fela Kuti (renowned African musician) said, our colonial masters have released us but we don’t want to release ourselves.

Hence, when you tell African Christians that you are not a Christian they simply conclude you don’t believe in God. As if you must be a Christian to believe in God. Anyway that was what the Europeans taught them.

Besides, some IGBO people in IGBO land are very proud to say their children can’t speak IGBO language. And it doesn’t concern these parents; after all, it’s now belittling to speak IGBO language in IGBO land.

It is very unfortunate that majority of Africans behave like the Elephant in this write-up. One such Elephant is Robert Mugabe. Mugabe is very vocal in criticising Europeans. But if he so resent them I think the starting point should be to give them back their names (Robert and Gabriel) and get himself a brand new African first name.

More so, in his rejection of homosexuality, Mugabe said ‘our lord Jesus Christ taught us that homosexuality is a sin’. Again, Mr Mugabe, Jesus Christ is Europeans’ property and not yours. If they told that Jesus condemned homosexuality and are telling you know that it’s al right – why argue with them?

Regrettably, amongst all the peoples of the world, it is only Africans that abandoned their ways of life for Christianity. From Japan’s Shinto to India’s Hindu and not forgetting Buddha in South Korea and other practices elsewhere in the world; they are prospering keeping to their beliefs.

On the other hand, there are Churches at every street corner of Africa, but our reward for that is poverty, diseases, war etc. Does it mean that God doesn’t hear their prayers? Of course the answer is yes; they are praying to the wrong God.

Thus, things have fallen apart in Africa since the centre can no longer hold according to Chinua Achebe. “Anytime someone say’s your God is ugly and you release your God and join their God, there is no hope for your freedom until you once more believe in your own concept of the “deity.” – Dr John Henrik Clarke

Igbo Second Moon apears Today,Igbo calender moon,

Igbo People of Eastern Nigeria counts Months with Moon,one moon is one month,as the Igbo Ancients counts,13 Moon makes up one Igbo Year,and every Moon have been Celebrated with the Activities that is goin on in Igbo Land,sobaboratToday is 20th March 2018 ,and Today is the beginning of the Igbo Calender Moon,as you can see the new Moon on the sky,and We believe that Igbo Ancestors lived with nature,and everything in Igbo Culture and Tradition is from the Nature,sobaboratIgbo Culture and Tradition as it is always have to do with Moon light and Sun light,Tells by moonlight,begining of each moon have always stories to tell about,and when the day comes during the Sun Shines there are always Culture and Tradition,The Second moon comes with early Spring time,Mmiri Nda Afor,Ikeji Izuogu,Ntai Festival in Nanka,Ududonka Festival,and many more Festivals,If you look down in Igbo Land now many Festival is going on including Colonial Easter,as We deep our hands in restoring Igbo Culture and Tradition,We look Towards the nature to provide it all for us,without it been twisted by someIgbo people with colonial mentality,15078622_1491824764191994_4412235563604118286_nall the Moon are not coming up the same ways,some begins like this here,and some appears always half,and count either foward and backward or backward and foward,but We are here and there and everywhere to show it to you how they all comes,support Our works,follow us,Umu Udo in Igbo Land.

ARE YOU FROM ANAMBRA STATE OF NIGERIA?

Here is the list of the towns in Anambra State. Have you been to all the towns? I know that the names of some of the towns will sound strange to some of us including me,

Abacha, Abagana, Abatete, Abba, Achalla, Achina, Adazi-Ani, Adazi-Enu, Adazi-Nnukwu, Agbudu, Agukwu-Nri, Aguleri, Agulu, Aguluezechukwu, Aguluzigbo, Ajalli, Akata, Akili-Ogidi, Akili-Ozizor, Akpo, Akpu, Akwaeze, Akwaihedi, Akwaukwu, Alaohia, Alor, Amaetiti, Amansea, Amanuke, Amaokpala, Amawuobia, Amaesi, Amaichi, Amaiyi, Amaoka, Anaukwu, Atani, Awa, Oba-Ofemili, Awgbu, Awka-Oka, Awka- Oka Etiti, Awkuzu Okauzu , Azia, Azuigbo16807367_1624850917556044_5001460736104904721_n

Ebenator, Ebenebe, Ekwulobia, Ekwulumili, Enugwu Otu Aguleri, Enugwu_Aguleri, Enugwu-Agidi, Enugwu-Ukwu, Enugwu-Umuonyia, Eziagu, Eziagulu Otu Aguleri, Ezinato, Ezinifite-Aguata, Ezinifite-Nnewi, Eziowelle, Ezira,

Ichi, Ichida, Ideani, Ifite Ogwari, Ifitedunu, Igbakwu, Igbariam, Igboedo, Igboukwu, Ihembosi, Ihiala, Ihite, Ikem-Ivite, Ikenga, Inoma-Akator, Iseke, Isiagu, Isu_Aniocha, Isulo, Isuofia, Iyiora Anam,

Lilu

Mbaukwu, Mbosi, Mgbakwu, Mmiata, Mputu,culture-celebration-and-festival-by-primary-school-students-in-nigeria-africa-46

Nando, Nanka, Nawfia, Nawfija, NAWGU, Ndikelionwu, Ndiokolo, Ndiokpalaeke, Ndiokpalaeze, Ndiowu, Ndiukwuenu, Neni, Nibo, Nimo, Nise, Nkerehi, Nkpologwu, Nkpor, Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Nnewi, Nnobi, Nnokwa, Nsugbe, Nteje, Nzam,

Oba, Obeagwe, Obeledu, Obosi, Obuluhu, Ochuche Umuodu, Odiukwuenu, Odekpe, Ogbakugba, Ogbodi, Ogboji, Ogbunike,Ogbunka, Ogidi, Ogwu-Aniocha, Ogwuikpele, Ohita, Ojoto, Okija, Oko, Okpeze, Okpoko, Okpuno, Omasi, Omogho, Omor, Oneh, Onitsha, Onneh, Oraeri, Oraifite, Oraukwu, Oroma-Etiti,
Orsumoghu, Ossamala, Osumenyi, Otuocha, Owelle, Owerre-Ezukala, Ozubulu,

Ubaha, Ubaha-Akwaosa, Ubuluisiuzor, Ufuma, Uga, Ugbene, Ugnenu, Uhuala, Uke, Ukpo, Ukpor, Ukwulu, Uli, Umuawulu, Umuchu, Umuchukwu, Umudioka, Umudora Anam, Umueje, Umuenwelum Anam, Umuerum, Umueze Anam, Umuikwu Anam, Umuleri, Umumbo, Umunachi, Umunankwo, Umunya, Umunze, Umuoba Anam, Umuoba-Abegbu Anam, Umuoji, Umuomaku, Umuona, Umuzu, Unubi, Urum, Utuh.

Traditional Nwokedi,