Africans are mentally caged and her leaders are arrogant, they lack leadership qualities and don’t understand how it works. Ojukwu said I quote “Biafra is a child of circumstance…His existence and survival are always a marvel, sometimes bordering on a miracle. His life is a tribute to man, his courage is his endurance, his ingenuity is his humanity” many were against his ideology before 1966 pogrom and biafra war 1967-1970. Fast forward to 2017, majority of youths who indulge in the new agitation never witness the war, so the question is how were they able to carry on with Ojukwu’s ideology. Is very simple, the weak feel more pain than the strong. Majority of igbos believe and share this same ideology, while some don’t, igbos are known for adventurous life, that’s why many lived across the globe. Many igbos who live in a structured democratically entity are against the ideal of self determination which was presented, discussed and accepted as right in Geneva, in first international UN conference in August 2000. Many igbos who live in France know about “Corsica” which her capital is Ajaccio, Spain/Catalan, USSR gave birth to Russia,Armenia,Ukraine ,Czech Slovakia which later spilt to Czech and Slovakia, Yugoslavia which later gave birth to Serbia & Montenegro, today both are independent nations and about 15 more independent states from the USSR, Ethiopia and Eritrea in Africa, and many nations, they enjoy all these pro development and truly/structured democracy but will never support it in Nigeria, with an excuse “Igbos don’t like themselves, which remains a devilish slogan that has existed for years, out of ignorant they forget that before the neo colonialism igbos has begin civilised and democratically inclined, that’s why the Igbo phrase says “gi na chi gi” meaning everyone has his own God which directs him or her and as early as 9 century igbos has an autonomous community which allows everyone to exercise his/her voice,which gave birth to modern day democracy. Self determination is a legal right. Happy Hero day to the fallen heros of Biafra who paid dearly with their lives, y’all won’t be forgotten. #Biafra50.. proudly biafran
The Nigerian army has refuted media reports that they manhandled and arrested a number of women during a meeting of a section of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group.
The army said its men on patrol in the area that the said meeting was happening had confirmed that no such incident as manhandling or arrest took place on Friday.
Most local media sources and pictures circulating on social media suggested that the women who were meeting to protest in Abiriba, located in the southern Abia State had been dispersed by some soldiers, hence their decision to undress and walk the street.
The allegation, just like others before it, is false, sheer IPOB’s propaganda to discredit the Nigerian Army, which at the moment, they will not succeed.
The army in a response to the claims by IPOB described the claims as a false and criminal representation, adding that the group only wanted cheap propaganda to discredit the army.
“Let me make it clear that the drama and the allegation that followed were deliberately staged by IPOB. The allegation, just like others before it, is false, sheer IPOB’s propaganda to discredit the Nigerian Army, which at the moment, they will not succeed,’‘ Col Sagir Musa, an army spokesman said.
ABARIBE SPITS FIRE IN THE SENATE.
It was a charged atmosphere today in the Senate during the consideration of the request sent in by President Buhari to borrow 5.8 Billion Dollars from the China Exim Bank to finance some critical railway projects across the country.
When proceedings started, a visibly angry Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP ABIA) in his motion, drew the attention of the Senate to the fact that from the document before them which outlined the projects to be financed with the loan, no single rail project in the entire South East was included.
The Senator wondered why a whole region will be excluded from such key development while every other region benefited.
Senator Abaribe who is the Chairman of the South East Senate Caucus described the situation as unfortunate and a deliberate attempt to frustrate development in the South East calling on the Senate to roundly reject the request for the loan until the anomaly is corrected and the South East included.
Senator Gbenga Ashafa (APC LAGOS) countered Abaribe and said that since government is a continuum, the South East should be patient and wait for another time. This sparked a heavy row in the Senate as majority of the Senators shouted down their Lagos colleague.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki agreed with Abaribe and stated that it was wrong to exclude any region from such heavy project. He pledged to lead a delegation of the Senate Leadership to meet with Presidency officials to sort out the issue.
In the meantime, consideration of the loan has been stood down while the Senate agreed with Abaribe to summon Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi to come and provide explanations for this mischievous exclusion.