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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by sylve11: 6:59pm On Aug 13
Dgr8hassiE:
Hmm


Better hmmm. cool
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by MrGerald(m): 7:00pm 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.
They accept it along the West African borders but I don't know what they do with it.
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by MrGerald(m): 7:02pm On Aug 13
abkrgumel:
grin take it to kanu or Atiku they may exchange it for you
They accept it along West Africa borders, I don't know what they do with it afterwards though
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by sylve11: 7:03pm On Aug 13
Stingman:


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?

abbreviation of this your country name na USB port.; undecided grin cool
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by jimyjames(m): 7:05pm 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.

Will you shut up, how far have you and your Fulani Lord's manage Nigeria

If we are that bad why are you people holding on to us? We want separation if we can't manage ourselves it won't be your business, Nigeria fought us took everything from us but we bounced back and we are doing better than all the tribes in Nigeria who never went through what we went through

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by MaNyEsq(m): 7:13pm On Aug 13
I find it disconcerting some of the comments on this forum on this very topic. Yes, Biafra- a brave race of people with its rag tag military fought against a well funded and equipped Nigerian military supported by UK and its allies and lost. And so what? If nothing else, the war showed the heart, ingenuity and resilience of the Ibo race. No other race at least in the Nigerian context has the fortitude and the BALLS to go against such a formidable opponent as Biafra did. So, to hear a bunch of scallywags and cowards rant and rave about the demise of Biafra is exactly what is wrong with Nigeria today. COWARDS they say, die many times before their death. Some people would rather die standing on their feet while others would rather live on their knees.

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by mechanics(m): 7:20pm On Aug 13
Money he was not able to spend, why keeping it?
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by uuzba(m): 7:20pm On Aug 13
Stingman:


Some ladies saw huge Biafran notes sometimes ago...The notes have quality!
What about value?
That paper is of no value. All of it cannot buy you N50 meat for your soup.

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by makinson2865: 7:22pm On Aug 13
TroubleMaker47:
The biafra just lasted 3yrs yet her dad was already looting! angry



You mqke me laugh like mad man grin
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by MrMou: 7:23pm On Aug 13
GuestLog:
Keep it. Someday in the future each note will increase in value.
How a people can be so "mumuly" deluded at once dey baffling! See the way them rush to like & share such deluded comment enmasse! Na who do una this thing?

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by uuzba(m): 7:24pm On Aug 13
Stingman:


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?
Is it Biafra mobile network your phone is using?
Or your are still stealing our Nigerian mobile network space and infrastructure?
Una think say na to just print card? Any idiot can print card in a business center.

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by BeEagle: 7:26pm On Aug 13
lighternote:
Then leave them alone to self destruct. Why force yourself unto a tribe to create a false nation? Hate is like cancer and will definitely eat you up. [color=#990000][/color]
No one stopped them from leaving until they claimed the oil states as theirs. They refused to leave without the SS states.
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by themanderon: 7:31pm 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.

I fail to see how any of those things you listed up there concerns you. It's their problem let them deal with it.

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by GuestLog: 7:45pm On Aug 13
MrMou:

How a people can be so "mumuly" deluded at once dey baffling! See the way them rush to like & share such deluded comment enmasse! Na who do una this thing?
Na you be the real mumu! You've never heard of collector's items abi? I looked at your moniker, I'm not surprised who the mumu is.
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by GuestLog: 7:47pm On Aug 13
CaptainFM1:


What's the current exchange rate?
Ever heard of collector's items?
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by clems88(m): 7:47pm On Aug 13
Ibsaw saw this note with my Hausa colleague back then 2010 at school. He said his father whom was an army had them .
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by CaptainFM1: 7:49pm On Aug 13
GuestLog:
Ever heard of collector's items?

If you don't know the answer to my question, why not leave the space for anyone that knows?
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by GuestLog: 7:58pm On Aug 13
CaptainFM1:


If you don't know the answer to my question, why not leave the space for anyone that knows?





READ FOR YOURSELF YOU DUMBFUCK!


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.

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Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by janykute: 8:08pm 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.
Your write up shows that you are seriously prone to heart attack.Urgent medical attention is advised.
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by selemo: 8:10pm 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.
Nigeria made them like that.. These guys will make a great Nation but their problem is that they are too clannish..
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by CaptainFM1: 8:19pm On Aug 13
GuestLog:



READ FOR YOURSELF YOU DUMBFUCK!





RTFQ.
Its a simple question. Just supply the answer if you know it.

If you write a long epistle for a simple Yes or No question/answer then you have failed.

This is how people fail in school. I'm not interested in your stories. If you like throw insults till tmrw, I won't bulge nor take it personal. If you don't have an answer, kindly leave the question. And if you do, please share. Just the figure only. No stories Biko.

Again, RTFQ....What is the exchange rate?
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by gemini35(m): 8:21pm 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.
i,save this for a reference purpose,you wll cover ur face in, shame,biafra is here,nigeria is once a country,elzakzak
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by betterpikinn: 8:28pm 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.

grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by betterpikinn: 8:34pm 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.
lol
who opened your cage? grin
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by owila4luv(m): 8:36pm On Aug 13
This Course May Never Be Realistic As the Igbos can't Keep Secret! Who Sent Her Now? Idiot!
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by betterpikinn: 8:36pm On Aug 13
VivaDeAngelo:
Check out the quality of that currency! We can only imagine what could have been. But one thing is sure; and that is the fact that the Biafran people represents class. And if am asked if Biafra would have been like UAE today, I will answer in the affirmative.
lol
keep fooling yourself
How can people that still practice the OSU cast system in the 21st century make a unified country?
BIAFRA WILL ALWAYS REMAIN A DREAM.
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by abkrgumel(m): 8:37pm On Aug 13
MrGerald:
They accept it along West Africa borders, I don't know what they do with it afterwards though
May be for history
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by Staro: 9:09pm On Aug 13
Wow
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by Damibiz(m): 9:12pm On Aug 13
BELIEVE THIS POST AT YOUR own perry
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.
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by GuestLog: 9:13pm On Aug 13
CaptainFM1:


RTFQ.
Its a simple question. Just supply the answer if you know it.

If you write a long epistle for a simple Yes or No question/answer then you have failed.

This is how people fail in school. I'm not interested in your stories. If you like throw insults till tmrw, I won't bulge nor take it personal. If you don't have an answer, kindly leave the question. And if you do, please share. Just the figure only. No stories Biko.

Again, RTFQ....What is the exchange rate?
Four-koff
Re: Lady Finds Biafran Currency In Her Father's Cupboard by AroOkigbo(m): 9:51pm 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.

How is dat your problem?
You should give dem support to go. ..at least you'll be happier

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