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Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by DaBullIT(m): 12:56pm On Sep 17, 2015
Written & Submitted July 17th 2015

Ever since former President Goodluck Jonathan lost the presidential election on March 28, 2015 which some of us knew he would never win based on the facts that we all knew and the statistics available, a majority of the Igbo have been unhappy and angry. They have been cursing and abusing the President and the All Progressives Congress leaders wishing that President Buhari never existed and the APC never formed. Many of them have been so frustrated after the election that they are now looking for a way to get back to the APC-controlled Federal Government.

Now, one Nnamdi Kanu who has been dreaming about the State of Biafra has provided a space for them to vent their anger. Some of them have joined him to begin to wish for the State of Biafra. Suddenly, the so-called Radio Biafra has created a momentum for them. On Facebook, I have watched with keen interest what these guys dish out on a daily basis in the name of fighting for Biafra. They tell blatant lies, create havoc, make terrible noise, they abuse other Nigerians, and they preach unimaginable propaganda and hate that at once put Igboland in potential danger. I have been waiting for the South-East governors to speak up but they have maintained a deafening silence that suggests complicity. I have also waited for our elders to caution this young man but nothing has happened. With the so-called Radio Biafra, Kanu has unleashed an unimaginable trailer-load of lies and potentially dangerous propaganda that have put the Igbo nation in danger. It is now 45 years after the Nigeria-Biafra Civil War and I think that Igbo must rise up to stop this man who apparently never saw the 1967-1970 Civil War and who may not know the implications of what he is doing. He has never consulted anybody to seek his opinion. He has been speaking to the gullible and not too educated people in Igboland, and very soon these uneducated people will take a dangerous decision that may decimate and destroy Igboland. Soon, our people will start complaining that they were not consulted. To be fore-warned is to be fore-armed.

Last week, I saw a photo of a group of people that gave the impression that they are getting a military training somewhere in Igboland. Later, I saw another photograph on Facebook with some youths bearing guns and Kanu standing with them. I may not know where these pictures came from and what they are planning to do but this is the time to speak out and I urge anybody who is anybody who understands where we are coming from to stand up now to be counted. Woe betides a nation whose leaders are children. If we elders do not talk about this evil, posterity will never forgive us. Let us speak out and if these children do not hear us, then it should be on record that we spoke. About a month ago, the barrage of lies and uncontrolled propaganda Radio Biafra dished out everyday drew the attention of the National Broadcasting Commission which asked Nigerians to stop listening to the pirate radio station.

Now, here are compelling reasons why the Igbo must remain in Nigeria in their own interest:

The Igbo fought a civil war of self-determination between 1967 and 1970 and lost about one million people. This should be taken as a huge price for the unity of this country. Having made this monumental supreme price, I think the Igbo should work for the unity of this country based on social justice, equity and fair play.

Nigeria has three major ethnic groups: Hausa/Fulani, Yoruba and Igbo. The Hausa/Fulani Empire has Hausa people stretching all through the Sahel to the Sudan. They are mostly Muslims and they have contact with the Arab world. The Yoruba nation has Togo, Benin Republic, Sierra Leone and even up to Brazil and Cuba to run to where their kinsmen are. The Igbo nation has no outlet anywhere in the world where the language is spoken. Therefore, they must see Nigeria as where they belong and work for its survival.

Nigeria provided a big space for the Igbo to spread their tentacles, explore, excel and blossom. The South-East is too small for this highly mobile and dynamic people to thrive.

The world pays attention to Nigeria today because of our size and population. If Nigeria splits into smaller countries, the world will pack their bag and baggage and leave. Population and size make a nation a destination.

Ndigbo control between 60 and 70 per cent of all the imports in Nigeria and other Nigerians, Yoruba, Hausa/Fulani, Ijaw, Efik, Birom, Tiv, Idoma etc provide a huge market for Igbo mobile and big-time traders.

Monumental inter-marriages between the Igbo and Yoruba and other ethnic groups have thrived for close to 70 years now that we cannot just dismiss all these with a wave of the hand.

Ndigbo own huge and massive investments in property in Lagos and Abuja, and other state capitals in Nigeria. Now, are you going to wish all this away?

Other Nigerian cities have provided safe havens for the Igbo as places to run to cool off whenever self-inflicted crises arise or other problems. When kidnapping became a way of life in the South-East, our people moved to other parts of Nigeria to settle. Now, where will the Igbo go when confronted with these problems in Biafra?

How can the Igbo thrive without their Lagos and Abuja or Port Harcourt? What happens to all their connections and relationships in these places?

We have been so intermarried, interwoven, intertwined, inter-related that the idea of separation may not be encouraged. I do not want to lose my friends from the other parts of Nigeria for anything.

I can go on but there is no need to continue to do so. We must be strong enough to stop this world’s old problems of looking down on people who are different from us. This is the problem of Nigeria. Nigeria’s diversity is a big plus for all of us to excel. United we stand, divided we fall. I confess that the Igbo have not played better politics in Nigeria since 1970 and that has been our bane. Anytime Nigeria wants to change a bad leadership in the country, the Igbo as a bloc will resist it. It happened in 1993 and we lost everything. In 2015, the Igbo were at it again but forces of history prevailed. The Igbo can do better than this.

However, I want Nigerian leaders to show leadership by carrying all Nigerians along in distributing power and resources. If there is no justice, there will be no peace. If there is no peace, there will be no progress. Let justice prevail.

Let us be fair to all concerned. If the truth must prevail and it must prevail, Nigeria has not been fair to Igbo since the end of the civil war. They tell us that there is no victor and no vanquished but in actions and deeds, the victors are still celebrating and enjoying the spoils of the war while the defeated are still languishing in abject neglect. For instance, of all the six zones in Nigeria, only the South-East zone has five states. We have found solace in all these because we have found out that those who are still oppressing the Igbo in Nigeria are not better. We also take solace in the findings of the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council that all acts of indignity against human persons, against human society debase the perpetrators more than the victims. It is not that the offended cannot forgive but have the offenders repented? This injustice must stop now for the sake of unity of this country. I wrote Igbos: 25 Years After Biafra in 1995 thinking that the book will prick the conscience of other Nigerians but they have not paid any attention. It has been business as usual. Now, President Buhari must address this injustice. Case rested!

Igbokwe wrote in from Lagos


http://www.punchng.com/opinion/why-nnamdi-kanus-biafra-project-must-be-stopped/

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by GabrielSuswam(m): 12:57pm On Sep 17, 2015
95% of Igbos don't want Biafra..... Forget all this online stunts

Come to Abuja.. 70% of Hotels are own by Igbos (Rockview,Ibeto etc)... Petrol stations, Wuse Market Igbos into legitimate business and making good money here!!

Biafra is being clamoured by most igbo brothers who have never left the SouthEast Zone in their entire Life's..

Go and tell igbo boys in Computer Village, Alaba to relocate to east and see what their replies will be...A capital NO...

Igbos are industrious people who are ready to move to any part of Nigeria to do business..I visited Maidugri last year and to my surprise I saw lots of igbos with big provision stores still doing business there... I met one of them to ask why he hasn't relocated because of Bokoharam insurgency... He Said "Business isn't easy to just relocate back to SE & he's okay there in Maidugri"

Keep Calm let's fight corruption & Greed to a standstill before actualising the dream of Biafra....

You can ask our SouthSudan Brothers "how market now"

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by madridguy(m): 12:57pm On Sep 17, 2015
BIAFRA IS A FRAUD.

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by laurel03: 12:58pm On Sep 17, 2015
NO make den dey go joor

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by Emypresh(m): 12:58pm On Sep 17, 2015
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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by mymadam(m): 12:59pm On Sep 17, 2015
Goodluck to them lot.
Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by merry02(m): 1:00pm On Sep 17, 2015
Well said if they want freedom , so be it!
There is nothing call one Nigeria when some part of the country is been marginalized..

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by hob(m): 1:01pm On Sep 17, 2015
They r wasting their precious time


They had better join the bandwagon


Sai Buhari

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by kosovo(m): 1:01pm On Sep 17, 2015
The miserable writer Igbokw is suffering from self-denial and self-illusion. Even a mad man's knows that you can't slain the lives of over 3 million people belonging to a tribe and not get a response.

Whether you believe or not, there are spirits, the spirits of those innocent people who fought for self-dignity and a better live for posterity will never rest until their will is actualized.

You don't need a prophet to tell you that Nigeria can't work. The unholy matrimony between the North and South has lasted 101-years and nothing has changed. What makes you feel that in another 100-years, anything will come out from a union where there was no practical agreement.


It is not by force to enslave a tribe while the irresponsible people who call themselves the Northern Elite keep believing they are born to rule by providence and continue to ride-rough upon the South.

The gullible writer has not read history, he just lifts words for what people have already said without subjecting it to reasoning. He keeps assuming, when in reality assumptions do not create anything but illusion.

I will advise the writer to channel his energy into writing something more intelligent that can foster the unity of Nigeria. There are a lot of Nonsense in the constitution, especially the recognition of three so-called tribes that claim to be majority and must have everything to themselves.

If Nigeria can't practice true Federalism, then the zoo must fall in Kanu's words.

May the bones of Lord Lugard continue to rot in hell. Good riddance!

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by DaBullIT(m): 1:02pm On Sep 17, 2015
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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by agarawu23(m): 1:02pm On Sep 17, 2015
If you want Biafra, you must move out of Nigerian to form your country undecided

Not on Nigeria soil.

Nonsense undecided

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by omenka(m): 1:04pm On Sep 17, 2015
And eventually, this fraudster gets the attention he desperately sought from mainstream media.

Smh.

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by OBSEQUIOUS(m): 1:04pm On Sep 17, 2015
Soon some uneducated youths would be brainwashed for no just cause. If the government and elders keep displaying folly then I presume kanu is speaking for them all. One Nigeria anyways

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by xmich(m): 1:05pm On Sep 17, 2015
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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by Jman06(m): 1:05pm On Sep 17, 2015
Go stop him if you can!!

1diotic sellout!

In Biafra we stand!

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by yorubatic: 1:06pm On Sep 17, 2015
Fetish people again, why must the igbo be the ones working for unity, progress, equality of nigerians? What would my yoruba people doing? What would the Hausa / Fulani doing? Does it means that only the igbos should work for nigerian progress while other just stand and look? Let everyone go their seperate ways. ..it is not by force

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by eleko1: 1:07pm On Sep 17, 2015
I'm IGBO from Nsukka.Any IGBO pipu that carry their insane Biafra propaganda come South west shud be lock up.We deserved to be kal Igbos cos we are stubborn angry

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by omenka(m): 1:08pm On Sep 17, 2015
ver since former President Goodluck Jonathan lost the presidential election on March 28, 2015 which some of us knew he would never win based on the facts that we all knew and the statistics available, a majority of the Igbo have
been unhappy and angry.

They have been cursing and abusing the President and the All Progressives Congress leaders wishing that President Buhari never existed and the APC never formed.

Many of them have been so frustrated after the election that they are now looking for a way to get back to
the APC-controlled Federal Government.
Most ACCURATE description of a Wailing Wailer I've ever seen!!

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by modelmike7(m): 1:09pm On Sep 17, 2015
As far as i am concern, it is even DEAD ON ARRIVAL! Nigeria will be one! God bless Nigeria!!

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by 1MCN: 1:10pm On Sep 17, 2015
Mr Joe, you are an honest man of sorts. You were honest enough to admit the injustices which the agitators of a sovereign Biafra are suffering in Nigeria. But you were crafty enough to say the people should remain in Nigeria only because you're now closer to power. Just now that you are about to receive your share of the national cake one 50something year old Prince from Umuahia wants to spoil your show. Sorry sir.

Talking about Igbo business investments outside the east. They're protected by both domestic and international laws. I know that your own investments are in Lagos and Abuja. Just remember that the owner of Gatwick airport in London (2nd largest in the UK is a Nigerian from Yoruba). That Dangote wants to buy up ArsenalFC of England should also give you relief. The most the Nigerian govt can do is to nationalize those property as obasanjo did in the 70s (that is the price of freedom).

As for your Yoruba wives and friends you'll still keep them. They're also protected by both domestic and international laws.

As for me, I've made up my mind to be rich whether Nigeria or Biafra. But if Biafra goes to war with Nigeria then it's only moral that my loyalty will go to Biafra unreservedly.

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by shogz89: 1:10pm On Sep 17, 2015
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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by DaBullIT(m): 1:14pm On Sep 17, 2015
Well said

I couldn't agree more
GabrielSuswam:
95% of Igbos don't want Biafra..... Forget all this online stunts

Come to Abuja.. 70% of Hotels are own by Igbos (Rockview,Ibeto etc)... Petrol stations, Wuse Market Igbos into legitimate business and making good money here!!

Biafra is being clamoured by most igbo brothers who have never left the SouthEast Zone in their entire Life's..

Go and tell igbo boys in Computer Village, Alaba to relocate to east and see what their replies will be...A capital NO...

Igbos are industrious people who are ready to move to any part of Nigeria to do business..I visited Maidugri last year and to my surprise I saw lots of igbos with big provision stores still doing business there... I met one of them to ask why he hasn't relocated because of Bokoharam insurgency... He Said "Business isn't easy to just relocate back to SE & he's okay there in Maidugri"

Keep Calm let's fight corruption & Greed to a standstill before actualising the dream of Biafra....

You can ask our SouthSudan Brothers "how market now"

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by DaBullIT(m): 1:14pm On Sep 17, 2015
State your reason
madridguy:
BIAFRA IS A FRAUD.

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by DaBullIT(m): 1:14pm On Sep 17, 2015
Bet why ?

Nigeria na we country na
laurel03:
NO make den dey go joor
Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by nobilis: 1:16pm On Sep 17, 2015
Obviously, you don't see it.
The more awareness you create about it, the better.

The writer says The Igbos lost about 1 million lives in the civil war and that that is a price for unity.

Please, I would like for him to define unity. Not just to define unity but to define Unity in the context of Nigeria.
When has Nigeria ever been united?
I would want to know.

Secondly, it is within the rights of the Igbos or any other ethnic nationality to seek self-determination. It is not criminal to want to be sovereign nation of your own. It is captured in the United Nations Charter of Rights and it is also allowed since the 100 year period ear-marked by Lugard to test the ability of Nigeria's different ethnic groups has elapsed.

Finally, what irks me about that whole write-up is that it was written by an Igbo man.
We are our own downfall and that is why we have saboteurs at every turn. Yes, it is true that not all Igbos will support Nnamdi Kanu's moves but common sense should have told him to shut up and keep his reservations to himself and let others be the ones to fire up objections.
But No! He had to show that he can string words together to make up an article.

When will Igbos learn?

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by DaBullIT(m): 1:16pm On Sep 17, 2015
Kindly state the incidents surrounding your claims of marginalization

Don't SS/SE states earn more from federal allocations than other states?
Don't you get your allocations on time ?

Explain your marginalization without stating the obvious about having 6 states
kosovo:
The miserable writer Igbokw is suffering from self-denial and self-illusion. Even a mad man's knows that you can't slain the lives of over 3 million people belonging to a tribe and not get a response.

Whether you believe or not, there are spirits, the spirits of those innocent people who fought for self-dignity and a better live for posterity will never rest until their will is actualized.

You don't need a prophet to tell you that Nigeria can't work. The unholy matrimony between the North and South has lasted 101-years and nothing has changed. What makes you feel that in another 100-years, anything will come out from a union where there was no practical agreement.


It is not by force to enslave a tribe while the irresponsible people who call themselves the Northern Elite keep believing they are born to rule by providence and continue to ride-rough upon the South.

The gullible writer has not read history, he just lifts words for what people have already said without subjecting it to reasoning. He keeps assuming, when in reality assumptions do not create anything but illusion.

I will advise the writer to channel his energy into writing something more intelligent that can foster the unity of Nigeria. There are a lot of Nonsense in the constitution, especially the recognition of three so-called tribes that claim to be majority and must having everything to themselves.

If Nigeria can't practice true Federalism, then the zoo must fall in Kanu's words.

May the bones of Lord Lugard continue to rot in hell. Good riddance!

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by TheFreeOne: 1:17pm On Sep 17, 2015
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.

-John Adams

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by DaBullIT(m): 1:17pm On Sep 17, 2015
HAPPY STANDING grin grin grin grin
Jman06:
Go stop him if you can!!

1diotic sellout!

In Biafra we stand!

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by DaBullIT(m): 1:19pm On Sep 17, 2015
AMEN
modelmike7:
As far as i am concern, it is even DEAD ON ARRIVAL! Nigeria will be one! God bless Nigeria!!
Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by kestolove95(f): 1:19pm On Sep 17, 2015
Allow dem to form dia biafra pls...so nigerians can slip with dia eyes open...imaging nigeria free of armrobbery,419,rituals and drug trafficking...I support biafra let d ibos go...so d bad names dey ar givn nigeria will b shifted to dia cursed erosion zone of Biafra..land of d rising crime

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Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by DaBullIT(m): 1:20pm On Sep 17, 2015
Hahan , bet why now ? You are insinuating that all the bad eggs in Nigeria come from SS /SE only ?? Is that what you are implying ?

kestolove95:
Allow dem to form dia biafra pls...so nigerians can slip with dia eyes open...imaging nigeria free of armrobbery,419,rituals and drug trafficking...I support biafra let d ibos go...so d bad names dey ar givn nigeria will b shifted to dia cursed erosion zone of Biafra..land of d rising crime
Re: Why Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra Project Must Be Stopped (PUNCHNEWS) by Nobody: 1:21pm On Sep 17, 2015
kosovo:
The miserable writer Igbokw is suffering from self-denial and self-illusion. Even a mad man's knows that you can't slain the lives of over 3 million people belonging to a tribe and not get a response.

Whether you believe or not, there are spirits, the spirits of those innocent people who fought for self-dignity and a better live for posterity will never rest until their will is actualized.

You don't need a prophet to tell you that Nigeria can't work. The unholy matrimony between the North and South has lasted 101-years and nothing has changed. What makes you feel that in another 100-years, anything will come out from a union where there was no practical agreement.


It is not by force to enslave a tribe while the irresponsible people who call themselves the Northern Elite keep believing they are born to rule by providence and continue to ride-rough upon the South.

The gullible writer has not read history, he just lifts words for what people have already said without subjecting it to reasoning. He keeps assuming, when in reality assumptions do not create anything but illusion.

I will advise the writer to channel his energy into writing something more intelligent that can foster the unity of Nigeria. There are a lot of Nonsense in the constitution, especially the recognition of three so-called tribes that claim to be majority and must have everything to themselves.

If Nigeria can't practice true Federalism, then the zoo must fall in Kanu's words.

May the bones of Lord Lugard continue to rot in hell. Good riddance!
nice post. the zoo must pay for the over 3 million IGBO SPEAKING BIAFRANS IT KILLED.

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