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There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by valentineuwakwe(m): 8:02pm On Apr 06
Lauretta Onochie, Senior Special Assistant on Social Media to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), says there will never be a Republic of Biafra again.

She stated this on Monday following Imo attacks which the police have accused members of the Indigenous People of Biafra of being the masterminds.

Onochie, who is from Southern Nigeria, tweeted a video showing the then Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, receiving the then Biafran Vice President, Major General Philip Effiong, who facilitated the surrender of the Biafran State to Nigeria in 1970. Effiong had assumed leadership of the secessionist state after the Biafran leader, Colonel Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, fled to Ivory Coast in the heat of the civil war.

“The very day nails were put in the coffin of Biafra. There’ll never be Biafra again, Never!” the President’s aide captioned the video.

Dissatisfaction over the Nigerian State and the quest for sovereignty had led Ojukwu to declare the exit of the Republic of Biafra from Nigeria in May 1967. The Biafran territory essentially comprised the South-East region of Nigeria.

The declaration led to a civil war that lasted two and half years as the Nigerian State under Gowon battled to unify the soul of the country using state powers and military might.

The war ended in January 1970 with the South-East region back in Nigeria but the civil war left a ghoulish imprint on the Nigerian history with squalid tales of deaths, blood, hunger, horror, sorrow and more deaths.

However, decades later, secessionist agitations resurfaced in the South-East. The agitation, this time, is being championed by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

The Buhari regime had in September 2017 outlawed IPOB and declared that the activities of the group constituted an act of terrorism and illegality.

Of late, IPOB formed the Eastern Security Network but the security outfit has no backing of the governors of the South-East. It has, therefore, been at loggerheads with state-authorised security agencies like the police and the army.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Monday, accused IPOB’s ESN operatives of being the masterminds of attacks on the Imo State Police Command headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Prison, which led to the release of over 1,800 inmates and the destruction of scores of vehicles and state assets.

source: https://punchng.com/ipob-therell-never-be-biafra-again-says-buharis-aide-onochie/

Relief on the faces of Philip Effiong 2nd in command to Ojukwu & his men as they surrender says #NeverAgainBiafra

The joy on d face of d then Head of state Yakubu Gowon says, #OneNigeria.

The very day nails were put in the coffin of #Biafra There'll never be Biafra again, Never.

https://twitter.com/Laurestar/status/1378992115825438722?s=19

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Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by PHPdeveloper200: 8:04pm On Apr 06
all we want is peace

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Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by HeRulesMen: 8:05pm On Apr 06
wink
Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by Lcf69(m): 8:05pm On Apr 06
I believe her narratives will not burst more CASALA with the fragile love situation amongst citizens in the country...... PINNED.

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Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by AGNESikpuNNU(f): 8:06pm On Apr 06
grin grin
One thing we all unanimously agree on is the fact that buharri is excellent at picking idiots and misfits to represent him.

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Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by HeRulesMen: 8:08pm On Apr 06
Ok
Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by wisest10: 8:16pm On Apr 06
I just don't pity this woman,her story go still blow,

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Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by inoki247: 8:16pm On Apr 06
Lol go dey put mouth for wetin no concern u...


If dem catch u for corner u will be Ekweremadulize....

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Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by Warripikine: 8:17pm On Apr 06
If she's really sure there won't be Biafra again, then she should say over her dead body..

Drunkist

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Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by Elvictor: 8:24pm On Apr 06
This Yorulani olosho on the beat

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Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by Nigeriabiafra82: 8:32pm On Apr 06
aunty please come the village Let’s discuss this ,the elders are also here waiting don’t worry the youth won’t attend

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Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by donbachi(m): 8:36pm On Apr 06
This woman is still leaving in the 60's.

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Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by bcomputer101: 8:47pm On Apr 06
There was never a Biafra or IPOD.

We only have some set of confusionist

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Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by prodigiousman(m): 8:56pm On Apr 06
Palmwine induced aide, always spewing trash when tipsy

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Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by bosco2017: 9:32pm On Apr 06
In your dream . Biafra is here

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Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by MikeBetty(m): 10:39pm On Apr 06
bcomputer101:
There was never a Biafra or IPOD.


We only have some set of confusionist
you are typical example dullard

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Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by castrogee(m): 10:40pm On Apr 06
We've heard, Next?
Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by Whois: 10:48pm On Apr 06
Her choice of words upsets me whenever she speaks

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Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by OneTemplate: 12:08am On Apr 07
Lol. Aunty Lauretta better learn to shut her mouth. She is not anonymous Orr unknown.

ESN is a vengeful and murderous group. Would not put it past them to place her on their 'hit list'.

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Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by MansoryMX(m): 12:48am On Apr 07
This woman is what tribe sef? Her name sound like that of an Igbo woman. undecided

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Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by bcomputer101: 1:26am On Apr 07
Exactly how Ojukwu pushed his people to war until he wasted over 3millions souls and later ran away to another country and hide inside well.


Oh yeah people from potopotor region, use your brain for once I beg una

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Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by Egoveen: 2:14am On Apr 07
AGNESikpuNNU:
grin grin
One thing we all unanimously agree on is the fact that buharri is excellent at picking idiots and misfits to represent him.
Ikpu gi GA adikwanu ezigbote uto,Nye m akara ekwe nti GI.

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Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by Fibonacci88: 2:20am On Apr 07
This is the same person that was nominated to be an INEC commissioner.

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Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by optionalY09: 2:59am On Apr 07
Nigeria should never be made to succeed

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Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by Mayng01(m): 6:01am On Apr 07
PHPdeveloper200:
all we want is peace

If you want peace, prepare for war. War means peace.

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Re: There Will Never Be Biafra Again - Lauretta Onochie by gidgiddy: 7:40am On Apr 07
festacman:
The truth is Biafra is possible, very possible, very very possible. Lauretta Onochie is blind to current realities.

However, my worry is that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is too self-isolated with his IPOB being more of a personal cult. Nation-building is a mutidisciplinary task that requires teamwork but Mazi Kanu at present doesn't even have a functional broadbased decision-making Council. Formation of Eastern Security Network was important and easy for him but presentation of a Roadmap document seems too difficult so far. We need to see the direction Biafra will go and how.

As an illustration, today, if the Igbos resident in the North decide to relocate to the East, what is the plan to expand existing healthcare system, educational systems, etc to meet likely heightened needs. How would they feed? How would the supply of essential household things be ensured to scarcity and inflationary consequences?

Unfortunately, little effort has been made by Mazi Kanu to sell his ideas to the Igbo intelligenstia, Igbo politicians, Igbo businesspersons, etc. across the Igbo states. The danger of having Nnamdi Kanu/IPOB's Biafra as opposed to Igbo people's Biafra is that peace and progress will be elusive and half of Igbos will be on exile. Of course, some States will resist and more armed groups will be formed by indigenes.

The euphoria of having Biafra is positive but the lack of clear strategic plan that anticipates and proposes possible actions is negative.

You are putting the cart before the Horse, you first agitate and secure Biafra before you address the challenges that comes with it. Lets not forget that Nnamdi Kanu is only one man, he cant do everything by himself. For me, Nigeria has failed, and will never get better. It is time to exit that failure then face whatever challenges that will arise.

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