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Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by feedburner(m): 2:12am On Jul 02, 2015
"I have never considered myself a Nigerian, always a Biafran," David Chidiebere from Nigeria's Imo state told
IBTimes UK during a discussion about why thousands of people in southern Nigeria are calling for independence.
Chidiebere was born after Biafra was re-annexed to Nigeria in 1970 and learnt about the struggle of his ancestors from his father. Today, he believes Biafrans should separate from Nigeria.
"They [government] want us to be one Nigeria, but why hasn't an Igbo or Biafran been the president of the country since the end of the war? We have the oil but they ares the one who are squandering the money."

Biafra history
The Eastern Region, a former federal division of Nigeria with capital Enugu, became a secessionist state called Republic of Biafra after gaining independence from Nigeria in 1967. It was re-annexed in 1970 following the Nigerian-Biafran war that claimed one million lives.
After the end of the British rule in 1960, Nigeria was comprised of territories that were not part of the nation before the colonisation, resulting in escalating tensions among the communities. People in the Eastern Region, mainly from the Igbo community, wanted to secede due to ethnic, religious and economic differences with other communities in Nigeria.

The Eastern Region gained independence following two coup d'etats in 1966 and 1967. The fact that Nigeria's oil was located in the south of the country played a major role in the eruption of the war, during which medicines and food shortage in Biafra led to the death of thousands of people.
Biafra has been commonly divided into four main "tribes": the Ibos, the Ibibio-Efiks, the Ijaws and the Ogojas.
The modern-day states that made up Biafra from the eastern region and midwest are: Abia, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Enugu, Ebonyi, ,Imo, Delta, Rivers and Cross River and Edo.

Chidiebere explained that the fight for an independent Biafra is not just about natural resources.
"We Biafrans don't want to be in the same country with people we don't share the same mentality, religion, culture, language, accent or way of life with," he said.
"We are being marginalised everywhere, we are the Israelites of Africa."
London-based Yahgozie Emmanuel, member of Ekwenche research institute and editor of Biafra24 told IBTimes UK that following the re-annexation, Biafran communities were separated.
"Biafra was known as a provincial system which didn't recognise any of the states created by Nigeria and its agents," he said.
"In 1970 Nigeria divided the people to decentralised the unity of Biafrans. We believe that the 36 States and 774 Local Government structure imposed via decrees by officers from the occupational government of Nigeria render the people of Biafra an insignificant minority."
Emmanuel referred to a so-called "amalgamation contract" aimed at integrating people from the north and the south within 100 years since it was issued. The contract, now at the National Archive of London, was created in 1914 by the then governor general of Nigeria Frederick John Dealtry Lugard. The document, opposed by the political class and the media in Lagos, expired in 2014.
"This means that the component parts of what was Nigeria can now go their ways," Emmanuel said and added that Biafrans feel threatened by terror group Boko Haram and what they see as the attempted 'Islamification' of southern Nigeria by the current government.
"We Biafrans continue to strive for survival under harsh condition, forced exiles. Gatherings of Biafrans and places of Christian worship in the northern part of the country are regular targets of Islamic terror, spearheaded today by Boko Haram.
"The several mentions of sharia in the constitution in the face of Section 10 of the same document that prohibits adoption of state religion, has left a leeway for several states in the far north to impose sharia, which in turn activated Boko Haram, which owes it an obligation to their faith to kill the 'infidel', a category to which we the Biafrans fall, in their warped estimation."
read more below...


source:
www.ibtimes.co.uk/nigerias-call-second-biafra-we-are-israelites-africa-1508606?utm_source=&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ibtimesuk

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by xcolanto(m): 2:27am On Jul 02, 2015
Exactly! The author is on point! This unequal marriage of the north and the south ended by 2014! The forced joining by Britain of two different people, cultures, tribes and religion is an experiment gone wrong, a disaster waiting to happen, a scam, a fiction of imagination to all those who initiated this project!
What could be more glaring to show this bad Union than the events that have happen in the past and present such as the civil war, the killing of southerners in the north, the destroying of properties of southerners during riots and protests, the selective targeting of southern settlements and villages by boko haram, the prejudice and selective appointments by the presidency to people of his religious, ethnic and regional affiliation etc.

At no other time has the biafran struggle been real and better than a time like now, where it is obvious that there is no place and space for the people from the southern origin in this present dispensations and the one to come.

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by owobokiri(m): 2:29am On Jul 02, 2015
No be by force to live in the same country. You can't hate a man so virulently while at the same time insisting he shares same room with you. Every igbo source of livelihood at the moment is currently under a systematic hate assault. You can't stand them. They want out. . That should have made things easy. . Why the insistence in keeping them in Nigeria then? Oil?

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by redvektor(m): 2:38am On Jul 02, 2015
Ok make we see who go start am i just hope say dis time the person no go run go ivory coast again

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by KOLZY(m): 2:43am On Jul 02, 2015
1914 was were all this hassle began
Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by Polithiefcian(m): 2:52am On Jul 02, 2015
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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by ramdris(m): 3:06am On Jul 02, 2015
You have been asking for it and yet no one is listening. Please do ur worse. grin

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by generaliy07(m): 3:28am On Jul 02, 2015
We've "renewed our license", its no longer expired, we are going to re fire

In unity we'll achieve more as a Nation, imagine what we'll achieve if we can deal with corruption, ethnic hatred/bigotry.

Hausas are good when it comes to Agriculture, Yorubas do well in Trade and Education, the Igbos are innovative, if only we could forget our differences and forge a new National spirit

It is well

Meanwhile, read part three of the Diary of the village boy, A night of SHOCKS, get your Shock-resistant-Vest on before reading, lol

https://samueliyanu./2015/07/02/diary-of-a-regular-village-boy-3-the-evening-of-shocks/

shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by saintneo2: 4:13am On Jul 02, 2015
He is in the UK calling for Biafra Abi? No problem.




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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by Rose2014: 5:51am On Jul 02, 2015
owobokiri:
No be by force to live in the same country. You can't hate a man so virulently while at the same time insisting he shares same room with you. Every igbo source of livelihood at the moment is currently under a systematic hate assault. You can't stand them. They want out. . That should have made things easy. .

Word

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by EasternPride: 7:07am On Jul 02, 2015
They don't know IPOB has a copy of this document to present to U.N when the show gets real, Nigeria has expired, Biafrans want out, simple, take the oil, take everything, go, at the end of the day, we will still be billions miles ahead of you.

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by redsconsult(m): 7:08am On Jul 02, 2015
Greedy set of mofo Na because of oil in the niger delta that is the more reason they are making noise. .even if they get the independence from nigeria. There will be another war between niger deltans and the flat headed people because of oil. Niger delta oil will not be used to develop onitsha and abakaliki. There is nothing like modern day biafra.. Biafra begins from east and end in east.

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by feedburner(m): 7:42am On Jul 02, 2015
generaliy07:
We've "renewed our license", its no longer expired, we are going to re fire

In unity we'll achieve more as a Nation, imagine what we'll achieve if we can deal with corruption, ethnic hatred/bigotry.

Hausas are good when it comes to Agriculture, Yorubas do well in Trade and Education, the Igbos are innovative, if only we could forget our differences and forge a new National spirit

It is well

Meanwhile, read part three of the Diary of the village boy, A night of SHOCKS, get your Shock-resistant-Vest on before reading, lol

https://samueliyanu./2015/07/02/diary-of-a-regular-village-boy-3-the-evening-of-shocks/

shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked

Biafra is also good in education, trade and agriculture (Malaysia and Indonesian economy I.e. palm fruit was collected from Biafra land). we don't need other regions to survive.
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- #asuustrike
- #phcn
- #fixNASS
- #nigeriaPolice
- #quotaSystem
- #FederalCharacter
- #paysalaries
- #portholes
- #zerohealthcare

We biafrans are tired of all this. Nigeria had it chances (100yrs). it's time to move forward. God willing, the sun will rise.

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by feedburner(m): 7:49am On Jul 02, 2015
redsconsult:
Greedy set of mofo Na because of oil in the niger delta that is the more reason they are making noise. .even if they get the independence from nigeria. There will be another war between niger deltans and the flat headed people because of oil. Niger delta oil will not be used to develop onitsha and abakaliki. There is nothing like modern day biafra.. Biafra begins from east and end in east.

so u don't know there is oil in anambra, imo and part of abia? The truth is that we won't need oil to survive at long run. we will diversify our economy within a decade unlike Nigeria DAT still depends solely on oil for allocation. don't be daft pls

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by mistabiola: 7:51am On Jul 02, 2015
redsconsult:
Greedy set of mofo Na because of oil in the niger delta that is the more reason they are making noise. .even if they get the independence from nigeria. There will be another war between niger deltans and the flat headed people because of oil. Niger delta oil will not be used to develop onitsha and abakaliki. There is nothing like modern day biafra.. Biafra begins from east and end in east.

Hmmmm #EducateYourSociety cheesy cheesy

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by EasternPride: 7:57am On Jul 02, 2015
redsconsult:
Greedy set of mofo Na because of oil in the niger delta that is the more reason they are making noise. .even if they get the independence from nigeria. There will be another war between niger deltans and the flat headed people because of oil. Niger delta oil will not be used to develop onitsha and abakaliki. There is nothing like modern day biafra.. Biafra begins from east and end in east.

OK the shell company in Ukwa and hundreds of oil wells in Owaza alone is no oil abi?
What of largest gas reserve in IMO, and it's numerous oil wells?
So what is Orient and AGIP oil doing in Anambra.

What of the oil recently discovered in Enugu?

Enugu is the only place in the whole world, oil and coal exists side by side.
Besides, we don't even need oil to build a modern civilization.
America didn't build with Oil, China, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea.


Oh mehn, list is endless, S.A today has no oil, yet they are better than zoo and will continue to be better.

Haha.

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by solodox(m): 8:23am On Jul 02, 2015
generaliy07:
We've "renewed our license", its no longer expired, we are going to re fire

In unity we'll achieve more as a Nation, imagine what we'll achieve if we can deal with corruption, ethnic hatred/bigotry.

Hausas are good when it comes to Agriculture, Yorubas do well in Trade and Education, the Igbos are innovative, if only we could forget our differences and forge a new National spirit

It is well

Meanwhile, read part three of the Diary of the village boy, A night of SHOCKS, get your Shock-resistant-Vest on before reading, lol

https://samueliyanu./2015/07/02/diary-of-a-regular-village-boy-3-the-evening-of-shocks/

shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked

funny!
Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by estyvino(m): 8:40am On Jul 02, 2015
All hail the United States of Biafra

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by Nobody: 8:43am On Jul 02, 2015
feedburner:
"I have never considered myself a Nigerian, always a Biafran," David Chidiebere from Nigeria's Imo state told
IBTimes UK during a discussion about why thousands of people in southern Nigeria are calling for independence.
Chidiebere was born after Biafra was re-annexed to Nigeria in 1970 and learnt about the struggle of his ancestors from his father. Today, he believes Biafrans should separate from Nigeria.
"They [government] want us to be one Nigeria, but why hasn't an Igbo or Biafran been the president of the country since the end of the war? We have the oil but they ares the one who are squandering the money."

Biafra history
The Eastern Region, a former federal division of Nigeria with capital Enugu, became a secessionist state called Republic of Biafra after gaining independence from Nigeria in 1967. It was re-annexed in 1970 following the Nigerian-Biafran war that claimed one million lives.
After the end of the British rule in 1960, Nigeria was comprised of territories that were not part of the nation before the colonisation, resulting in escalating tensions among the communities. People in the Eastern Region, mainly from the Igbo community, wanted to secede due to ethnic, religious and economic differences with other communities in Nigeria.

The Eastern Region gained independence following two coup d'etats in 1966 and 1967. The fact that Nigeria's oil was located in the south of the country played a major role in the eruption of the war, during which medicines and food shortage in Biafra led to the death of thousands of people.
Biafra has been commonly divided into four main "tribes": the Ibos, the Ibibio-Efiks, the Ijaws and the Ogojas.
The modern-day states that made up Biafra from the eastern region and midwest are: Abia, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Enugu, Ebonyi, ,Imo, Delta, Rivers and Cross River and Edo.

Chidiebere explained that the fight for an independent Biafra is not just about natural resources.
"We Biafrans don't want to be in the same country with people we don't share the same mentality, religion, culture, language, accent or way of life with," he said.
"We are being marginalised everywhere, we are the Israelites of Africa."
London-based Yahgozie Emmanuel, member of Ekwenche research institute and editor of Biafra24 told IBTimes UK that following the re-annexation, Biafran communities were separated.
"Biafra was known as a provincial system which didn't recognise any of the states created by Nigeria and its agents," he said.
"In 1970 Nigeria divided the people to decentralised the unity of Biafrans. We believe that the 36 States and 774 Local Government structure imposed via decrees by officers from the occupational government of Nigeria render the people of Biafra an insignificant minority."
Emmanuel referred to a so-called "amalgamation contract" aimed at integrating people from the north and the south within 100 years since it was issued. The contract, now at the National Archive of London, was created in 1914 by the then governor general of Nigeria Frederick John Dealtry Lugard. The document, opposed by the political class and the media in Lagos, expired in 2014.
"This means that the component parts of what was Nigeria can now go their ways," Emmanuel said and added that Biafrans feel threatened by terror group Boko Haram and what they see as the attempted 'Islamification' of southern Nigeria by the current government.
"We Biafrans continue to strive for survival under harsh condition, forced exiles. Gatherings of Biafrans and places of Christian worship in the northern part of the country are regular targets of Islamic terror, spearheaded today by Boko Haram.
"The several mentions of sharia in the constitution in the face of Section 10 of the same document that prohibits adoption of state religion, has left a leeway for several states in the far north to impose sharia, which in turn activated Boko Haram, which owes it an obligation to their faith to kill the 'infidel', a category to which we the Biafrans fall, in their warped estimation."
read more below...


source:
www.ibtimes.co.uk/nigerias-call-second-biafra-we-are-israelites-africa-1508606?utm_source=&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ibtimesuk

Where was your father when Ojokwu was fighting for Biafra. They deserted him, hated him and cursed him that he brought hardship on the Igbos. Now you want Biafra.

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by Nobody: 8:45am On Jul 02, 2015
Yeah he's in England.. inciting people to begin a war he won't fight in. smh

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by Nobody: 8:51am On Jul 02, 2015
generaliy07:
We've "renewed our license", its no longer expired, we are going to re fire

In unity we'll achieve more as a Nation, imagine what we'll achieve if we can deal with corruption, ethnic hatred/bigotry.

Hausas are good when it comes to Agriculture, Yorubas do well in Trade and Education, the Igbos are innovative, if only we could forget our differences and forge a new National spirit

It is well

Meanwhile, read part three of the Diary of the village boy, A night of SHOCKS, get your Shock-resistant-Vest on before reading, lol

https://samueliyanu./2015/07/02/diary-of-a-regular-village-boy-3-the-evening-of-shocks/

shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked

Yorubas are good in agriculture too. Cocoyam, potatoes, yam, groundnut,Cacoa, Plantain Beans, Rice.
Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by EasternPride: 9:05am On Jul 02, 2015
misscastle:
Yeah he's in England.. inciting people to begin a war he won't fight in. smh

For the 4 months he was in Biafraland, why did u not complain he was in Biafraland?

Hypocrites

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by SOUNDKING: 9:06am On Jul 02, 2015
chowlade:


Yorubas are good in agriculture too. Cocoyam, potatoes, yam, groundnut,Cacoa, Plantain Beans, Rice.
the zoo has no good future,all hail Biafra.

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by feedburner(m): 9:08am On Jul 02, 2015
onlinebizinfo:


Where was your father when Ojokwu was fighting for Biafra. They deserted him, hated him and cursed him that he brought hardship on the Igbos. Now you want Biafra.

Point of Correction: My father fought for Biafra. my family lost relatives

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by Nobody: 9:13am On Jul 02, 2015
SOUNDKING:
the zoo has no good future,all hail Biafra.

define zoo. i'm not in a Zoo lyk Ibo slaves dat r serving their Master Hausa and Yoruba. since 1967. so free like a bird.
Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by Nobody: 9:16am On Jul 02, 2015
EasternPride:


For the 4 months he was in Biafraland, why did u not complain he was in Biafraland?

Hypocrites

I think nw d awareness has been created.

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by zendy: 9:21am On Jul 02, 2015
EasternPride:


OK the shell company in Ukwa and hundreds of oil wells in Owaza alone is no oil abi?
What of largest gas reserve in IMO, and it's numerous oil wells?
So what is Orient and AGIP oil doing in Anambra.

What of the oil recently discovered in Enugu?

Enugu is the only place in the whole world, oil and coal exists side by side.
Besides, we don't even need oil to build a modern civilization.
America didn't build with Oil, China, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea.


Oh mehn, list is endless, S.A today has no oil, yet they are better than zoo and will continue to be better.

Haha.

A lot of people don't know that all 5 Igbo States have Oil in commercial quantity. Biafra is not about Oil, it is about freedom. Nigeria on the other hand is all about nothing but Oil and sharing Oil money.

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by vecman22(m): 9:34am On Jul 02, 2015
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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by wheesin(m): 9:48am On Jul 02, 2015
President Go Slow of the federal republic of Daura (DULL) be like

If eny aff you try to break aff frum nigiria, i will be foced to contact west germany. grin

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by Nobody: 10:10am On Jul 02, 2015
misscastle:
Yeah he's in England.. inciting people to begin a war he won't fight in. smh
He never mentioned war. Where are all this war stuff coming from?

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by Legitbaba(m): 10:11am On Jul 02, 2015
redsconsult:
Greedy set of mofo Na because of oil in the niger delta that is the more reason they are making noise. .even if they get the independence from nigeria. There will be another war between niger deltans and the flat headed people because of oil. Niger delta oil will not be used to develop onitsha and abakaliki. There is nothing like modern day biafra.. Biafra begins from east and end in east.
what the mess is wrong with u...hie is it ur business how Biafra will survive if dey brk out...ur business shud b how ur northern friends nd yoruba brothers stay together... ediot

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Re: Nigeria Has Expired (1914-2014). It Time To Let Biafra Go - UK by Legitbaba(m): 10:12am On Jul 02, 2015
redsconsult:
Greedy set of mofo Na because of oil in the niger delta that is the more reason they are making noise. .even if they get the independence from nigeria. There will be another war between niger deltans and the flat headed people because of oil. Niger delta oil will not be used to develop onitsha and abakaliki. There is nothing like modern day biafra.. Biafra begins from east and end in east.
what the f..ck is wrong with u...hw is it ur business how Biafra will survive if dey brk out...ur business shud b how ur northern friends nd yoruba brothers stay together... ediot

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