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EU Calls For Biafra Referendum Within 90 Days-says It Will Recognize Biafra by crudeoilagent: 6:27am On Jan 21, 2016
The European Union has supported a
Referendum for Biafra, and has called for such
referendum to be carried out within 90 Days.
EU says it will only recognize Biafra born out
of international Law through the Referendum
and not armed rebellion. They also called on
Nigeria to release all political prisoners, and for
Nigeria to respect Human Rights of all citizens
and to withdraw from using the military to
crack down on demonstrators. The EU said that
while it has strong ties with
Nigeria, “protection of human rights and
fundamental freedoms remains a priority for
the EU and we encourage the authorities
[Nigeria] in every occasion to respect such
right.

Federica Mogherini, European Union High
Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security
has replied Biafra agitators and the
Organization of Emerging African States (OEAS)
over their call for a referendum.The OEAS had
earlier requested that the European Union High
Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security
utilizes their good office to help bring about a
referendum for Biafra’s independence.

The OEAS also called for release of all Biafran
political prisoners, a stand down of Nigerian
forces, and a snap referendum to be held
within 90 days. In response to their request, Mogherini replied
Dr., Jonathan Levy, OEAS Chief Administrative
Officer, stressing that, the European Union’s
official position is that while it has strong
diplomatic and economic ties with Nigeria,
“protection of human rights and fundamental
freedoms remains a priority for the EU and we
encourage the authorities [Nigeria] in every
occasion to respect such rights.”

The EU went on to advise the OEAS and
Biafrans that self-determination and border
changes must be in accordance with established
international law. The OEAS has called for an
internationally recognized referendum on
Biafra independence or autonomy. The EU has
indicated it will only recognize a Biafra born
via international law and not armed secession.
To achieve a referendum, the OEAS advises all
nonviolent means should be utilized including
general strikes, economic boycotts, work
actions, demonstrations, lawsuits, and civil
disobedience. Nigeria is a member of The
International Labor Organization (ILO). The
ILO recognizes the right to engage in general
strikes and the right to strike is also recognized
in the International Covenant on Economic,
Social and Cultural Rights of 1966 (Article 8(1)
(d)).


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Re: EU Calls For Biafra Referendum Within 90 Days-says It Will Recognize Biafra by HungerBAD: 6:29am On Jan 21, 2016
EU is in Europe.

Nigeria is in Africa.

The EU will be okay.

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Re: EU Calls For Biafra Referendum Within 90 Days-says It Will Recognize Biafra by Nobody: 6:29am On Jan 21, 2016
Hmmm

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Re: EU Calls For Biafra Referendum Within 90 Days-says It Will Recognize Biafra by TruthHurts1(m): 6:31am On Jan 21, 2016
Headline is a bit misleading. The EU simply said it would respect the outcome of any referendum held on the Biafra issue. It did not say that it supports Biafra.

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Re: EU Calls For Biafra Referendum Within 90 Days-says It Will Recognize Biafra by welbeck317: 6:33am On Jan 21, 2016
EU abi EWU
hope dey recognised dilector as a prisoner

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Re: EU Calls For Biafra Referendum Within 90 Days-says It Will Recognize Biafra by EHMIR(m): 6:52am On Jan 21, 2016
Sometimes i dont read posts,i just sharp sharp rush to buy land just to read comments latergringrin

abeg mek i dig small hole for dis my land incase diss makes fpcheesy

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Re: EU Calls For Biafra Referendum Within 90 Days-says It Will Recognize Biafra by SLIDEwaxie(m): 6:56am On Jan 21, 2016
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Continue...

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Re: EU Calls For Biafra Referendum Within 90 Days-says It Will Recognize Biafra by HERSLEY(f): 7:00am On Jan 21, 2016
Any how it goes
Re: EU Calls For Biafra Referendum Within 90 Days-says It Will Recognize Biafra by Nobody: 7:00am On Jan 21, 2016
how important is EU to AU? #Twerp
Re: EU Calls For Biafra Referendum Within 90 Days-says It Will Recognize Biafra by Blizzy9ja: 7:18am On Jan 21, 2016
A welcome developement...
Re: EU Calls For Biafra Referendum Within 90 Days-says It Will Recognize Biafra by Emyogalanya: 7:33am On Jan 21, 2016
TruthHurts1:
Headline is a bit misleading. The EU simply said it would respect the outcome of any referendum held on the Biafra issue. It did not say that it supports Biafra.
olodo they said they will support biafra if it emerges through established inter. Laws so the fact still remains that there are laws to establishing a new country that if biafra follows them through it will gain eu support and will lose it if biafra goes arms way to get freedom its a 50.50 thing. Its left for us biafrans to go home and do our home work and restrategise by dropping armed /violence and follow the lawfull path to freedom
Re: EU Calls For Biafra Referendum Within 90 Days-says It Will Recognize Biafra by Mynd44: 7:35am On Jan 21, 2016

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