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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by Richdad50(m): 5:38pm On Aug 13
shocked
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by Lexusgs430: 5:38pm On Aug 13
Cannot buy one loaf of Agege bread.......
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by maybachmusic(m): 5:38pm On Aug 13
Unity beggars already wailing over paper notes


undecided

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by cwale044: 5:39pm On Aug 13
That's an astonishing huge amount of cash

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by mrsheddy(m): 5:39pm On Aug 13
And to think that it has been years since the war ended. Look how neat it is.
I wonder if naira can withstand that long?

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by adewumiopeyemi(m): 5:39pm On Aug 13
Go to Central Bank and change am

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by Mrshocker(m): 5:39pm On Aug 13
Pencil is not a pen.
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by UdyOgwoUde(m): 5:40pm On Aug 13
US $1 = #360
Biafra £1 = #390

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by Imstrong2(m): 5:40pm On Aug 13
Thanks for sharing

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by Jeezuzpick(m): 5:40pm On Aug 13
eleojo23:
A Biafra that never was...

Are you for real?

Biafra had ministers, a radio station and a Central Bank (headed by Sylvester Ugoh).

A nation that had an army?

Never was?

Bikiaful o!

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by Thegamingorca(m): 5:40pm On Aug 13
What a country
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by johndik(m): 5:40pm On Aug 13
Biafra Biafra Biafra, where are thou??

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by nsesam(m): 5:41pm On Aug 13
Pounds sterling?

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by NaijaRoyalty: 5:42pm On Aug 13
Biafra shall rise again

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by checkedout: 5:42pm On Aug 13
Heromaniaa:
The currency spent in the defunct Republic of Biafra during the Nigerian civil war (1967-70), Biafran Pound, has surreptitiously crept into the currency market, serving as the legal tender in some communities along the West African coast.

Investigations carried out by Sunday Punch showed that the money is being spent in the border town between Togo and Republic of Benin, while some currency hawkers also exchange it for the naira and other currencies in the border town between Ghana and Togo.

One Biafran pound still bears the signature of Dr. Syvelster Ugo, the then Governor of the Central Bank of the defunct Biafran Republic and the picture of a palm tree. What is, however, baffling about the currency is that it has more value than the Nigerian naira and it is openly accepted as a legal tender in the affected communities.

When Sunday Punch visited the Ghana and Togo border town, known as Aflo, some of the money vendors were eager to sell the currency. They, however, insisted on selling one Biafran pound at N800. The scenario at the Togo/Benin Republic border, known as Helakondi, was different as the vendors willingly sold one pound for between N200 and N270 to our correspondent. Some food vendors in Togo were telling passersby that they were willing to accept Biafran pounds.

In Ghana, the vendors were discreet about the trade. One of them, who identified himself simply as Tony, told our correspondent that the money was not accepted as a legal tender in Ghana, but that Ghana was a transit route for the currency.

He said: \"We get the money from some Igbo people in Nigeria. They bring it here for us and we cherish it so much.

Mumu

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by showafrica(m): 5:44pm On Aug 13
That money is useful
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by Stingman: 5:45pm On Aug 13
itsme01:
grin


a good reminder that Nigerians conquered and colonised IPobian people in a fair war won by General obasanjo , black scorpion and awolowo


..

Which fair war...liar. See

"...The USSR sold the Nigerians every plane, tank and gun they could cram into their shopping cart, and the British loaned their pilots to fly as Nigerian AF mercs, bombing Biafran civvies and blowing up convoys bringing food and meds to the Ibo villages. Instead of facing the Ibo army man to man, the Nigerian troops grabbed the coastline around the Niger River delta, the supply route the Ibo needed. They stopped all food shipments heading for Ibo territory and sat back to let the Ibo starve........"Gary Brecher

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by donphetus(m): 5:47pm On Aug 13
UdyOgwoUde:
US $1 = #360
Biafra £1 = #390
Nigerians will run to biafra to make money, then run back to Nigeria to change biafran pounds

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by CaptainFM1: 5:48pm On Aug 13
GuestLog:
Keep it. Someday in the future each note will increase in value.

What's the current exchange rate?
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by FuckDaMods: 5:49pm On Aug 13
itsme01:
grin


a good reminder that Nigerians conquered and colonised IPobian people in a fair war won by General obasanjo , black scorpion and awolowo


..
Why fight war to have the pple you hate so much be part of your country?

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by TroubleMaker47(m): 5:50pm On Aug 13
The biafra just lasted 3yrs yet her dad was already looting! angry

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by 8stargeneral: 5:50pm On Aug 13
ur a big lady pray biafara come
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by galaxy2020(m): 5:51pm On Aug 13
You are pained, sorry.
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by bluefilm: 5:51pm On Aug 13
She should give it to awolowo.

He will definitely exchange all of it for her and give 10 Naira.

awo is such a badass. grin

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by itsme01: 5:51pm On Aug 13
Stingman:


Which fair war...liar. See

"...The USSR sold the Nigerians every plane, tank and gun they could cram into their shopping cart, and the British loaned their pilots to fly as Nigerian AF mercs, bombing Biafran civvies and blowing up convoys bringing food and meds to the Ibo villages. Instead of facing the Ibo army man to man, the Nigerian troops grabbed the coastline around the Niger River delta, the supply route the Ibo needed. They stopped all food shipments heading for Ibo territory and sat back to let the Ibo starve........"Gary Brecher

"all is fair in war" - John Lyly cutting ungrateful people's supply was very smart move, ibos had Yoruba mercenaries they had white too
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by FuckDaMods: 5:52pm On Aug 13
Stingman:


Which fair war...liar. See

"...The USSR sold the Nigerians every plane, tank and gun they could cram into their shopping cart, and the British loaned their pilots to fly as Nigerian AF mercs, bombing Biafran civvies and blowing up convoys bringing food and meds to the Ibo villages. Instead of facing the Ibo army man to man, the Nigerian troops grabbed the coastline around the Niger River delta, the supply route the Ibo needed. They stopped all food shipments heading for Ibo territory and sat back to let the Ibo starve........"Gary Brecher
They are cowards na.. If biafra fought them with the same resources Nigeria would be ashes by now.

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by Rainbow219(m): 5:52pm On Aug 13
she's now billionaire because 1 Biafran Naira = 100k Nigerian Naira?

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by Stingman: 5:53pm On Aug 13
Elzakzaky:
Biafra will never become a reality. Igbos are not capable of managing themselves. Biafra land will break all the records of Sodom and Gomora. Drug trafficking, prostitution, 419, money rituals, raping, kidnapping, etc are their stock in trade.

Dey there...when some West African countries are already accepting the IDs

You mean all the atrocities committed by Yorubas will be transferred there? Will there be JANKARA human part market when Biafra comes?

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by itsme01: 5:54pm On Aug 13
FuckDaMods:

Why fight war to have the pple you hate so much be part of your country?

look son, brits colonised people not out of love or hate.. same as egypt and isreal.. we colonised and conquered you people face it

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by Stingman: 5:56pm On Aug 13
itsme01:


look son, brits colonised people not out of love or hate.. same as egypt and isreal.. we colonised and conquered you people face it

Cowardly abi?

"...In 1967 an Ibo General in the Nigerian Army declared that the Ibo region was now an independent country, "Biafra." The Nigerian Army, a big, sleazy outfit, begged to differ and invaded the Ibo region in SE Nigeria. The Army had 250,000 men. The Biafra/Ibo army had maybe a tenth that many, but they were brave and smart -- the Ibo had always been the brains of Nigeria..." Gary Brecher

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by cookingsoul(m): 5:57pm On Aug 13
common abia dey cant manage not to talk of biafra.shoooor
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by Tloc(m): 5:59pm On Aug 13
itsme01:
grin


a good reminder that Nigerians conquered and colonised IPobian people in a fair war won by General Obasanjo , black scorpion and Awolowo

nigerian conquered people wont smell aso rock, haq haq haq... grin local man is pleased


..

Only for you to be conquered by HERDSMEN. Quite sad.

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