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Nigerian Government's Position On Pro-biafrans by kosovo(m): 1:52pm On Oct 21, 2015
In an interview with IBTimes UK, government spokesperson Mike Omeri said the authority does not consider the separatist movements as a threat to the current leadership and defined pro-Biafrans as an "insignificant number of frustrated people who are not a threat to the existence of Nigeria".

Read full article here
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/nnamdi-kanu-arrest-radio-biafra-director-ipob-legend-fraudster-1524831

The bold words really caught my attention, forcing me to realize how insensitive the Nigeria government can be.

From the images and videos I have seen of protests in the East, only a nincompoop will believe these pro-Biafrans are insignificant, and posses no threat.

Wild fires are usually started with a smoke.

Personally, I think what Ojukwu proposed at the Aburri Accord, and agreed by Gowon. Had it been implemented by the Head of State, Gowon it would have solved Nigeria's problem many years ago. No one would have heard the easterners agitating for separation.

Instead of accusation and counter-accusation, we need to sit down and think. 100 years down the road, nothing has changed in Nigeria.

The same complaint my parent complained about, is what I am complaining about, and it's what the newly born will complain about in few years time. Isn't that a curse?

That we keep ranting, but too hypocritical to call a spade a spade.

We need very strong laws on corruption, corrupt politicians should be hanged and their carcass flogged in the community square.

Distractions from the North, from the East and it wouldn't take long before Niger-Delta starts to agitate again. Their amensty ends in December, what happens if the president fails to renew, considering the fact that Nigeria is entering into recession in 2016.

Where did we go wrong?

Was it the Festac 77, where we had very irresponsible leaders who didn't know where to invest tax-payers money but invite all the "juju" men in the world to Nigeria? My God!!!

What did they come to do, if not to lay a curse on this nation.

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Re: Nigerian Government's Position On Pro-biafrans by kingzizzy: 2:26pm On Oct 21, 2015
Nigerias disastrous 55 year history is testament to the fact that the country does not work as a nation. What the major power blocs of Hausa-Fulani/Yoruba/Igbo want are completely different from each other. The three don't even like each other. If Gowon had kept the Aburi agreement, Ojukwu would not have seceded but Gowon could not keep to terms of the agreement he signed because a confederation was not in the interest of the North. All we have been doing is fighting with each other for 55 years instead of admitting that we are wasting out time with each other so that we can all go our different ways

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Re: Nigerian Government's Position On Pro-biafrans by kosovo(m): 12:58pm On Oct 23, 2015
kingzizzy:
Nigerias disastrous 55 year history is testament to the fact that the country does not work as a nation. What the major power blocs of Hausa-Fulani/Yoruba/Igbo want are completely different from each other. The three don't even like each other. If Gowon had kept the Aburi agreement, Ojukwu would not have seceded but Gowon could not keep to terms of the agreement he signed because a confederation was not in the interest of the North. All we have been doing is fighting with each other for 55 years instead of admitting that we are wasting out time with each other so that we can all go our different ways

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