Friday, 8 April 2016


But what possible benefit could you derive from slowly killing yourself oh my people? Biafra wound must be healed. Biafra Arise! Biafra has suffered a mysterious illness with most unusual symptoms. He experienced shortness of breath,ringing in the ears,bulging of the eyes,flaring of the nostrils, a hot flush –red face and perspiration.After many visits to his physician,major surgery on the eyes and nose was recommended. His surgeon told him that the procedure was serious,painful and costly,and that the recovery time would be approximately six months. If” you are going to experience any relief, you must undergo this surgery” his doctor told him

He elected the surgery,since the alternative of living with the symptoms was a greater discomfort.Six months later he was discharged as completely healed! He enjoyed perfect health.A month later,the symptoms reappeared: shortness of breath, ringing in the ears, bulging of the eyes, flaring of the nostrils, a hot flush –red face and perspiration. A second physician suggested that surgery on the brain would relieve the problem, but that the procedure was serious, painful and costly,and that the recovery time would be approximately six months. Six months later he was discharged as completely healed!Again he enjoyed perfect health.One month later the symptoms appeared.

He experienced shortness of breath,ringing in the ears,bulging of the eyes,flaring of the nostrils, a hot flush –red face and perspiration. After two more surgeries and the sad depletion of his bank account,a specialist said,”Let me be honest with you.I estimate that you have only six more months to live.You better get your house in order”He went home feeling both sad and happy.At least, now, the end was in sight when death would come as a sweet messenger of peace.He decided to spend his remaining money touring the world in grand style.

 He spared no expense in preparing himself for the trip:alligator-skin shoes,tailor-made suit, monogrammed shirts and silk ties.As the tailor measured the man for his shirts,he muttered the measurements quietly to himself, “Waist,42 Inches.Sleeves,34 inches.Neck,17 inches.”The man interrupted,”Wait! Did you say 17 inch neck?” “ that is correct,but let me measure again to make sure” replied the tailor.He then confirmed the measurements as accurate,17 inches.”Listen.All my life I have worn shirts with a 15 inch collar,” insisted the man.OK,but don`t come back to me complaining of shortness of breath,ringing in the ears,bulging of the eyes,flaring of the nostrils, a hot flush –red face and perspiration,” said the tailor.An accurate diagnosis of the problem must be made if correct remedial procedures are to be prescribed. Many people are aware of the harmful results of their behavior, attitudes and emotions, but the perceived pleasure and convenience of their behavior outweigh the consequences.

You can`t pretend you weren`t warned. We know what true authority is and we understand what independence means to all people. Blind loyalty will lead us no where, our people need clarity and acuity of thought, this is time for Igbo leaders to meet for intellectual discussion, the hypocrisy against Biafra legacy must be stopped. Biafra Congress Party is drafting economic growth policy which could chart the way to 8% economic growth for Biafra and there`s need to seek consensus. Biafra Lives! Chukwubuike Ukeagu  (On Behalf of Biafran Congress Party)


For forty something years Chinua Achebe’s 2012 book, There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra, remained in the works. It took him this long to write because the story is too personal and too painful to write. Biafra Genocide took place from 1966 against the Igbo and other Southeasterners (Biafrans); while the war started in 1967 and ended in 1970. Achebe finished writing about it in 2012, forty two years after the war ended or forty six years since the 1966 genocide. The story is compacted into 334 pages. And through the author’s mastery the story is easy and gripping to read. It’s easy to read because the writer’s style is lucid and without any hint of guiles. But difficult because of the pain and missed opportunities the author and his loved ones had to and still go through. Since it is a personal narrative the writer would not bog the reader down with too many details. That, in itself, is one source of the pain of the writer.

prof. chinua achebe.
What would he include and what would be excluded and still satisfy his conscience? So many incidents and details which are equally important crowd the author’s memory. To keep the sage from being overwhelmed, he must suspend the writing for another day.... This is how the writing got delayed for more than forty years. But finally the story is written and the world is richer as a result. And a grateful world salutes Achebe’s courage. Biafra story is one of the most painful of all stories in history and to write from the inside is even more excruciating. Children, women and men were deliberately starved to death by the deliberate, vicious actions of federal government of Nigeria under the direction of Yakubu Gowon and Obafemi Awolowo. Television had just become popular among households around the world and Biafra became the first TV war and what the people saw was too heartbreaking and frightening and gave the world a rude prediction of what is to come if it would do nothing to change it. Skeleton-like children and others with distended stomachs and with questioning eyes held the gaze, discomfortingly, of a spectating world in the comfort of their living quarters.

The children and their parents were dying in Biafra from Harold Wilson’s Disease or kwashiorkor.
Achebe’s There was a Country is one of those very necessary stories ever written. Achebe and the rest of his gallant fellow compatriots worked tirelessly to establish his Biafran country. He played a pivotal part in that country and those of us who benefit directly from those sacrifices are forever grateful. Because of great minds, men and women of sterling character whose sinews seemed to be made of steel, Achebe’s country of Biafra worked in the face of daunting challenges and pain. But then a temporary wedge was put on the path of Achebe’s country’s march to true greatness by the combined forces of Nigeria, Great Britain, Russia (former USSR), Egypt and the Arab League.

The wedge serves to delay and prolong the wistfulness of Citizen Achebe but eventually his country that was, and will still be. Partly, Achebe waited so long to write his memoir because he was waiting for Nigeria. After the defeat of Biafra Achebe wanted Nigeria to succeed and so he waited and waited. Forty two years after he would not wait no more. Nigeria is hopeless. As soon as Achebe wrote the last word of his memoir, the last death nail was driven into the heart of Nigerian country. On that day Achebe finally carried out the last wishes of his friend and fellow citizen of Biafra, Christopher Ifekandu Okigbo. Okigbo had specifically requested in one of his poems that Achebe and others should wake him up near the sacrificial altar when the various fragments and aspects of unjust wounds inflicted on him and his fellow Biafran compatriots by Nigeria’s hatred and intolerance are counted and stitched together so that collectively the beautiful and unassailable Biafra poem would be finished. With the public showing of Achebe’s personal narrative of the Biafran story, the stars have aligned and the last rituals for Okigbo’s and the other heroes of Biafra’s final passage to glory begin. On few occasions Achebe stated that the trouble with Nigeria is mostly bad leadership.

Achebe is one of the brightest minds and greatest thinkers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Achebe lived through Nigeria, Biafra and then Nigeria and knows the truth. Achebe is bold and tough as nail but on those occasions Achebe the infallible god inadvertently massaged the ego of the Nigerian country by trying to be politically correct as mere mortals do. But Achebe has transcended the elemental foibles of mere mortals. Achebe since had ascended that realm in his native Igbo culture, where after someone has washed his tongue, he cannot lie. So in his usually clear and mesmerizing language as he told his personal story in his book, There Was a Country he redeemed himself. Achebe knows the truth which is that the real trouble with Nigeria is because it is a badly structured country. The trouble with Nigeria is the terrible incongruent cultural mixture of peoples without common interests and aspiration. Achebe knows that his Biafran country succeeded not because of the type of leadership for Nigeria that he spoke about on those occasions. Achebe’s Biafra succeeded because of the structural make up of that country which in turn produced the excellent leadership that Achebe and his fellow Biafrans witnessed and participated in. When we talk about how to build a successful country we are thankfully not subjected to the difficult dilemma of trying to prove if the egg came before the chicken or the chicken before the egg. In a succeeding country, a good structure most of the time gives birth to good leadership. A bad structure or system has always produced bad leadership.

This is the trouble with Nigeria. Achebe’s Biafra did not need five hundred years to succeed as many Nigerianists have always argued that what is needed for Nigeria to work is time. One year was enough for Achebe and the rest of his people to make Biafra work. There was no need and luxury of time for them to wait. Achebe’s Biafra either worked or did not work in a space of one year. In Achebe’s Biafra they had a common aspiration and dreamed together. But in Nigeria there are too many dreams and everyone is dreaming to the exclusion of their neighbor. So, Achebe’s Biafra remains the only alternative that will still be. Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe in his blog, calls Obafemi Awolowo’s edifices “a fast crumbling edifice” in his answer to the irrational Awoist critics of Achebe’s recent memoir. Obafemi Awolowo left behind an enormous and tremendous edifice. Awolowo was a great Nigerian who gave the country the best he got. Because of Awolowo’s gallant efforts and those of others like Yakubu Gowon Nigeria survived the first threat by Biafra to divide it. Partly thanks to Awolowo, Nigeria still stands today as a united country. On the whole Awolowo built up huge personal and national edifices but Ekwe-Ekwe describes those intimidating edifices as fast crumbling in the space of very little time, why? Many critical analysts of Awolowo and Nigeria have concluded that this is so because Awolowo’s and Nigeria’s edifices were built on falsehood and genocides and they cannot stand, as a result. Nigeria is already a collapsed house of cards and the debris will need to be cleaned out to enable the new Achebe’s country to be. Biafra was a republic; a democratic country. Decisions were taken collectively.

Even the decision to declare the country as free and independent from Nigeria was taken after so many consultations and the unanimous agreement by all the provinces that were in the old Eastern Region. This is why Emeka Ojukwu the then head of state of Biafra is never synonymous with Biafra. Biafra was the entire people of Eastern Region and Ojukwu was just an individual who played creditably his own part. The people that ran Biafra were the best minds and Achebe is preeminent among them. In the midst of fire and great tribulations they created Biafra and made it work. This is why Nigeria’s failure pains Achebe especially. In Achebe’s heart of hearts he knows that Nigeria would have worked if. . . Yes, there was a country and will still be the Biafran country. As always Achebe wrote honestly and sincerely and wrote only facts and truth. But would there be no detractors just because Achebe belongs in the category of great men and women of character and integrity of all time? That will be unrealistic to contemplate. Detractors who envy and with passion attack Achebe viciously for his audacity to choose freedom and independence over slavery, human indignity and crime against humanity as visited on him and his people, abound.

They are many that attack without countering the facts of Achebe’s testaments on Obafemi Awolowo’s, Anthony Enahoro’s, Yakubu Gowon’s and Britain’s Harold Wilson’s genocidal devastations of Biafra. Like court jesters the attackers risk self-ridicule in the face of incontestable facts. But what difference does that make, anyway? Achebe was in the Biafra of the 1960s and sacrificially dodged bullets and endured the hunger for a better tomorrow for the next generation of his people. Achebe in horror witnessed and endured the pain of losing two Achebes, friends like Okigbo and a host of others to Nigeria’s extreme hatred, intolerance and genocide. Though very painful but Achebe and others never regretted those sacrifices; they gave their lives for the generation of Achebe’s children and those after them. For Biafrans of Achebe’s era no sacrifice was too much. Some of Achebe’s Nigerian critics have called him a Biafran in Nigerian cloak. How apt and true. No one that experienced Achebe’s Biafra, even for a day, ever renounced their citizenship of that country. In fact, every one of Achebe’s people ceased from being Nigerians and renounced their citizenship of Nigeria forever, since May 30, 1967.

The late poet and dramatist Esiaba Irobi said it even better when he described himself as a Biafran citizen on exile in Nigeria. Achebe has been through very hot crucibles defending and working his Biafran country. Even if they were throwing flames, Achebe will not be bothered with the present puny egg-throwers in their desperate attempt to soil his sparkling image. Achebe’s position as the eagle on the peak of the tallest iroko around is secured and Lilliputians at the foot of the tree can try every antic in their bag of tricks. The bottom line is: For Achebe and the rest of his people, they know that there was genocide and there was a Biafran country. Achebe is the most credible narrator and he has clearly and emphatically said that, in part, because there was genocide then his people were compelled to work towards establishing their own country from 1967. Now, to the consternation of Achebe’s critics the world finally accepts, from the testimony of a most dependable witness, that there was genocide in Biafra and there was a Biafran country. That is the first step. The next one is to call the perpetrators of Achebe’s people killers to the tribunal so that the world, our world can be made safer through the execution of remedial justice and the process of collective global accountability. That has been done before. Written By Osita Ebiem


When I was very young, I’m always confused when old men look at someone and ask- "WHY DID YOU BEAT A DRUM IN THE BUSH ONLY TO COME OUT ON THE ROAD TO START LOOKING FOR WHO BEAT THE DRUM?" As small as I am then, this was one of the most ridiculous proverbs I used to hear because I couldn't comprehend how someone can do something and immediately start looking for someone else that did it. Although I had to ask my wonderful Late Father to explain those mysteries to me which he always gladly did, I’ve recently encountered a firsthand experience of what these old men were talking about. They were actually referring to people like "the murderous Nigerian government"-no other thing explains it better to me. It is on record that right from the first day of creation and amalgamation of Nigeria, Biafrans have continued to be the sacrificial lambs necessary for the continuous existence of Nigeria. To Nigerians It doesn't matter if these lambs are buried alive, it doesn't matter if foreigners are hired to wipe them off the face of the earth with war planes, it doesn't matter if a consensus has been reached with the rest of the world to slaughter them all, it doesn't matter if they are starved to death as long as it will appease the gods who created Nigeria. Just as it is said that every day is for the thief, one-day is for the owner of the house, the evil of Nigerian government and their allies is gradually catching up with them as their atrocities against Biafrans are now being exposed across all nations of the world despite the fact that they have continuously lived in self denial. A Human Rights Group known as International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law(INTERSOCIETY) which has been dogged and un-intimidated in exposing the genocide being perpetrated by Nigerian government in its recent investigation into the several killings in Onitsha, has revealed how Nigerian soldiers of Onitsha Military Cantonment under the leadership of Col. Issah Abdullahi had deposited three(3) dead bodies of the many Biafrans they massacred in Onitsha on the 17th of December 2015 at the Onitsha General Hospital Mortuary. READ IT HERE: .How Pro-Biafra Activists Were Murdered And Dumped At Onitsha Mortuary By Nigerian Soldiers The Indigenous people of Biafra members were celebrating an initial court order which granted Nnamdi Kanu an unconditional release before the trigger-happy Nigerian military under the command of Lt. General Tukur Buratai opened fire on them killing about 25 of them and injuring several others while scores were abducted. The statement reads in part- "Further investigations revealed that the corpses were hidden somewhere in Awka before they were transferred to the Onitsha Government General Hospital on the approval of some officials of the government of Anambra State" "Investigations further reveals that soldiers cannot deposit such murdered corpses in public mortuary on their own without the involvement of the police which was why they sought and secured the involvement of police personnel of the CPS Onitsha."- INTERSOCIETY noted. In a related development, a revelation emanating from an IPOB official in Abia State has revealed another location where 8 Biafrans who were murdered by a combined team of Nigerian army and police have been dumped in a burrow pit at the border between Rivers State, Abia State and Imo State in a community known as Etche community in Rivers State. "I went to the abandoned site last week where the 8 corpses were dumped and saw them. We strongly suspect that those 8 new corpses dumped in Etche community are members of Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) arrested in their homes and other locations as well as those arrested by soldiers since 9th of February 2016 at Ngwa High school who were moved to the Ohafia military Barracks." the IPOB official disclosed to INTERSOCIETY. It should be noted that INTERSOCIETY had earlier discovered and revealed two different locations where Biafrans massacred by Nigerian army and police at Ngwa high school in Aba Abia State during IPOB prayer session were dumped in different burrow pits. They have also accused the Nigerian security agencies of applying chemical substances on the dead bodies and while several others were burnt in order to avoid traces and recognition. Other international Human Rights organisations working closely with INTERSOCIETY such as Amnesty International slammed the government of Muhammadu Buhari for the genocide he is executing on peaceful Biafrans using his security forces. The accusations that government officials are sponsoring the massacre of Biafrans have received serious credence as they have all maintained an astonishing muted stance exemplified by Buhari's refusal to watch the "Aba massacre" when the viral video was presented to him by an Al-jazeera journalist. Nigerian government instead of prosecuted those who are executing these dastardly acts against Biafrans who are already known to all and sundry have given them higher promotions only to set up a "kangaroo commission of enquiry" which Biafrans and INTERSOCIETY has revealed is solely to cover up for the atrocities they have committed. This has raised serious concern across the world as several law makers and Human Rights activists has risen up in defence of Biafrans. Biafrans on their own part have taken extra measures to protect themselves from the murderous Nigerian security agencies through the declaration that they've activated their right to self defence during their subsequent peaceful procession. Nigerian government has been advised to thread with caution or risk an uprising that will throw the whole of Africa and Europe in Chaos.

Radio Biafra Shortwave frequency changes over to 11700 kHz at 25-meter band on the 20th of April 2016.

Our shortwave listeners worldwide please note that from the 20th of April 2016 our frequency will change over to 11700 kHz at 25-meter band, broadcast time is 7 pm to 10 pm London time tell your friends and family and also share to every platform, timelines, etc.... Radio Biafra


Carol Munday: Its Friday already! As we debate later today at the London University for the students, our next generation will be overwhelmed not only by the many hardcore Biafrans attending the event, but how Biafra is not just a nation of nations but a spirit that is greater than life itself. #Biafra #NnamdiKanu