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Politics / Re: How NBC Can Stop Radio Biafra In Nigeria by ifedubacorg: 11:07am On Jul 04, 2015
shachris:


You brain seem jammed. I said, we do not care what they are transmitting with. And who ever said we are going to use analogue to jam? We are not going to set up an FM station to jam, if that's what you mean. The technology is way above what your scammy director can fathom. Wait till they give us the go ahead.

my brother you are a fraud looking for who go give you work ..
Politics / Re: How NBC Can Stop Radio Biafra In Nigeria by ifedubacorg: 10:46am On Jul 04, 2015
shachris:


silly. We are not worried about what ever tech they are using to transmit. FM transmission is pretty archaic and very jammable. We would jam their signals on close ranges, in the SE. Had it being their listeners is using DRM or DAB+ i would have being very worried.
Jam your yanshi dire. do you a problem comprhending a simple issue? Radio Biafra is using digital tech and you want jam am with Analogue?

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Politics / Re: How NBC Can Stop Radio Biafra In Nigeria by ifedubacorg: 10:37am On Jul 04, 2015
shachris:


we are not concerned about their silly 'tech'. Just that their frequencies would be killed off as soon as they emanated. it's illegal but NBC will give us the legal backing.

Radio Biafra is using a High Tech Digital transmitter Nigeria still uses analogue the cannot stop Radio Biafra

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Politics / Double Face Of Buhari: Amnesty For BH And Scrapping Of Niger Delta Amnesty by ifedubacorg: 9:00am On Jul 04, 2015
once again President Buhari have shown a great act of double standard.His first act as the president was to abolished Niger deltan amnesty for the Freedom Fighters in the creek who are merely fighting for resources control for their people and commence aerial and naval bombardment of the creeks tagging them Kidnappers.

in a surprise swift reaction the Presidency have openly and shameless declared his intention to grant amnesty to Boko haram terrorist who have been killing innocent Nigerians without provocation.

my fellow Nigeria is there any justification for this gruesome Injustice?

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Politics / Re: Zakari’s Appointment: Jalo Dissociates PDP From Metuh's Comments by ifedubacorg: 8:45am On Jul 04, 2015
Jalo is a Northern Mole in PDP... he ias not the Publicity secretary of PDP so we dont care if he associate or disassociate

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Politics / Aro Confederancy The Cultural Assimilation Between The Igbos And The Ibibio by ifedubacorg: 7:54am On Jul 04, 2015
Historical Revisionism Aro Confederacy Is The Government Of Eastern Nigeria
Cultural assimilation is the process by which a person or a group's language and/or culture come to resemble those of another group. The term is used to refer to both individuals and groups, and in the latter case it can refer to either immigrant diasporas or native residents that come to be culturally dominated by another society. Assimilation may involve either a quick or gradual change depending on circumstances of the group. Full assimilation occurs when new members of a society become indistinguishable from members of the other group. Whether or not it is desirable for an immigrant group to assimilate is often disputed by both members of the group and those of the dominant society.
Arochukwu is believed to have been the homeland of the Ibibio as they arrived in 300 AD from the Benue valley and founded early states like Obong Okon Ita and Ibom. Many years passed as Igbo immigrants came along and pressed into the Ibibio occupied territory and founded several states. The first Igbo group were the Ezeagwu group led by their leader Agwu Inobia. As Aro-Ibibio wars occurred, there was a stalemate. In reaction, the Eze Agwu clan invited a priest named Nnachi from the Edda clan of northeastern Igboland and another group from the east of the Cross River through Nnachi. These people were identified as the Akpa people. Akpa forces led by Osim and Akuma Nnubi, they helped the Igbo forces capture the rest of the area. This formed the alliance of 19 new and old states in the area known as the Arochukwu kingdom around 1650-1700. The first king (or Eze Aro) of a unified Arochukwu was Akuma but after his death, Nnachi son's Oke Nnachi took over and his descendants have the throne to this day.
By the mid-18th century, there were mass migrations of several Aro business families into the Igbo hinterland and adjacent areas. This migration, influence of their god Ibini Ukpabi through priests, and their military power backed up by alliances with several related neighboring Igbo and eastern Cross River militarized states (particularly Ohafia,Abam, Abiriba, Afikpo, Ekoi, etc.) quickly established the Aro Confederacy as a regional economic power. However, Aro economic hegemony was threatened by the penetration of Europeans, mainly British colonists in the wake of the 20th century. Tensions finally led to bloodshed and the Anglo-Aro War took place from 1901-1902. The Aro Confederacy stoutly resisted but were eventually defeated. This helped the British to occupy the rest of what is now known as Eastern Nigeria.
The city of Onitsha was founded by Igbo group from Arochukwu under the leadership of Eze Chima. People of Arochukwu founded many other communities both within and outside Igboland.
Arochukwu played a significant role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade of the 1600-1800 AD. The Aro confederacy (Aro slave traders) scattered throughout the hinterlands of the Igbo nation, in coalition with several Igbo tribal leaders orchestrated the sale of over 4 million Igbo sons and daughters during the transatlantic slave trade. Many Igbo slaves who were shipped from the slave outposts in Calabar and Bonny to Europe and the Americas, were first assembled in Arochukwu,and then transported to Calabar or Bonny via the Aro Blue River which pours into the Atlantic ocean. Most Igbo slaves were shipped to North Carolina and Virginia, in the United States. Igbo slaves were also shipped to the Caribbean Islands of Jamaica, Haiti, and Cuba.


ARO CONFEDERACY
Capital Arochukwu
Languages
Igbo Ibibio Ekoi
Ijaw Urhobo Isoko Itsekiri and others
Government Constitutional monarchy
President Eze Aro
Historical era Early modern
- Established 1690
- Disestablished 1902
Currency
Manillas
Cowry shells
Slaves
So The Arochukwu empire is made up of the Igbos, Ibibio Ekoi Ijaw Urhobo Isoko Iteskiri and others . The Former Eastern Region are one people united under one monarchy before the coming of the British Empires and the formation of Nigeria in 1914

http://ifedubatochukwu./2015/07/historical-revisionism-aro-confederacy.html

Politics / Buhari Distrust The South,the Only Post Given To A Southerner Was Duplicated by ifedubacorg: 6:16am On Jul 04, 2015
the only position given to the south so far in Buharis 9 appointment is duplicated .


7. SSA Media & Publicity - Garba Shehu -North

8. SA Media & Publicity - Femi Adeshina - South.

do we actually need duplication of office in that section or was it absolute distrust for a southerner to manned his media issue?

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Politics / Ojukwu's Mid West Invasion Is To Liberate South West From Northern Domination by ifedubacorg: 1:47pm On Jul 03, 2015
Ojukwu Mid-west Invasion Is To Liberate Yoruba's From Northern Domination

The Truth is that the only reason why Ojukwu invaded the mid west en route to Lagos is to Liberate our Yoruba Brothers of the south west from the the domineering influence of the North its an act of brotherhood and a mighty hand shake Across the Niger Rivers. it is an attempt to build a strong Southern Alliance . His choice of Victor Banjo to led the operation is a clear evident that the army is nothing but an Army of Liberation . the south west must understand that the best and most reliable friend they can ever have is from the South East.

We must build a solidified Southern Alliance to curtail the aggression of the North in this current political dispensation.

At 3 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 1967, the fourth anniversary of the democratic creation of the Midwestern region, a motorized rifle brigade consisting of 3000 Biafran soldiers and militiamen, under the command of Lt. Col. ["Brigadier"] Victor Banjo, crossed the Niger Bridge at Onitsha into Asaba. The Biafran Invasion of the Midwest had begun. Transported in over 100 trucks and civilian vehicles, this was the nucleus of what eventually was planned to be designated the "101st division", also known as the "Liberation Army of Nigeria" or the "Midwest Expeditionary Force". Upon arrival in the Midwest, they split up into three spearheads, destined to peal off from one another at Agbor. Units fired indiscriminately into the air as they arrived unchallenged at successive tactical objectives. The seizure of the Midwest was essentially accomplished within 12 hours (8, 9, 13, 14).
The 101st HQ group included Major ('Lt. Col.') Emmanuel Ifeajuna as Chief of Staff and Captain ("Major"wink Joe Isichie as QuarterMaster General. Much later in the campaign, Lt. ("Major"wink Fola Oyewole (upon release from prison in Enugu, where he (and Adeleke) had been detained for the January 15 coup) became Isichie's deputy (16).
The 12th Battalion, under Lt. Col. Festus Akagha, made a dash for Benin City, [the capital]. The 18th battalion under Major Humphrey Chukwuka, headed for Warri, [in the oilrich delta] with Sapele and Ughelli as secondary objectives. The 13th battalion under Lt. Col. Mike Ivenso, swung northwards toward Auchi, with Agenebode (across the Niger from Idah, in Benue State), and Okene (in then Kwara state) as secondary objectives. A detachment was to head for Jebba to destroy the Niger Bridge at that location (8, 9).

General Victor Banjo crossed the River Niger Bridge at Onitsha and entered Asaba. When the Biafrans reached Agbor they split up, the Biafran 12th Battalion under Lt. Col. Festus Akagha began moving north-west to Benin City, the 18th Battalion under Major Humphrey Chukwuka made its way into the oil-rich Niger Delta, and the 13th Battalion under Col. Mike Inveso swung northwards towards Auchi. Benin City was captured with little opposition as Biafran soldiers fired their weapons into the air upon entering the city. The 13th Battalion established control over Auchi and Agenebode while also capturing the towns of Okene,Atani, and Iloshi, A Nigerian Army unit was pursued by Biafran soldiers to the Siluko River where the two sides exchanged fire, before the Nigerians managed to escape under the cover of darkness. Within 12 hours of the initial invasion the Biafran Army had control over the entire Mid-Western Region. Unbeknownst to General Banjo a unit of Biafran soldiers under Lt. Col. Oechi attacked the government residence of Mid-Western Region governor David Ejoor on the orders of President Odumegwu Ojukwu to capture Ejoor dead or alive, Ejoor's guards resisted the attacking Biafrans which gave Ejoor enough time to escape and flee to Lagos. The 13th Battalion was given the job of defending the Biafran north flank while also cutting off Nigerian supplies going to Nsukka. The 12th Battalion was transformed into the 12th Brigade and given the job of capturing Ibadan and Lagos from two axes at the towns of Ore and Okitipupa but this was delayed for three days while President Ojukwu and General Banjo argued over who to appoint Governor/Administrator of the Mid-Western Region. Not wanting to appoint an Igbo over non-Igbo citizens General Banjo suggested that either David Ejoor, Sam Ogbemudia, or Col. Trimnell be made governor but Ojukwu refused and ultimately placed the Igbo medical-officer Albert Okonkwo governor. When General Banjo returned to Benin City on August 12 he ordered the 12th Brigade to make its way to the town of Ore but not to attack Ibadan or Lagos until further notice. In Warri, Major Chukwuka released Major Adewale Ademoyega from jail after getting into a fistfight with Major Emannuel Ifeajuna. Ifeajuna made his way to Benin City where he was put in command of the newly formed 19th Battalion, which consisted of 700 recently conscripted soldiers. The next day Major Ademoyega relieved Ifeajuna of his command and replaced him with Lt. Col. Henry Igboba.
http://ifedubatochukwu./2015/07/ojukwu-mid-west-invasion-is-to-liberate.html

Politics / Re: Just In Igbo Group Protesting Boko Haram Relocation Now In London-pics by ifedubacorg: 11:50am On Jul 03, 2015
doctokwus:
This has nothing to do with the relocation of BH prisoners.
This protest happened last year so why do u now link it with the BH prisoner issue?
Op why do u indulge in using fake,unrelated pics to back up your stories?
U were banned for this same attitude when u posted fake pics of so called bombed victims in Cross river and now u opened a new moniker indulging in the same lies!
Why is your soul and life so full of lies!

i will bring in more updates this is an ongoing protest against recent relocation of Prisoners to Anambra you can call any of your relative in Uk Braford to confirm pls
Politics / Just In Igbo Group Protesting Boko Haram Relocation Now In London-pics by ifedubacorg: 11:37am On Jul 03, 2015
The Protest is ongoing now in Leeds and Bradford. IPOB and Radio Biafra Leader seems to have organized the protest.. more update coming

Politics / Buhari Is An Obsolete General Relocation Of Military Command Failed To Stop BH by ifedubacorg: 8:25am On Jul 03, 2015
Once Again Boko Haram rampage seems to be on the increase with the massacre of over 150 Nigerian moslems. Nigerian gave a sight of recipe when Buhari took over power that our many problem is at end. He as an experience military General or rather supposedly Military Expert he issued his first draculean degree of relocating Military command to the front line combat zone many Nigerian went on wild Jubilation because we are confident and optimistic that its just a matter of days before the reign of terror by the dreaded Islamic sect will come to a drastic end.

However, Months past and counting instead of abating we are witnessing a monstrous monumental escalation of boko haram attacks . so far just within a couple of weeks over 500 Nigerians are dead and scores of attacks have been recorded carried out by the boko haram sect.

Between May 29, 2015, when President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in, and June 24, at least 221 lives have been lost in Boko Haram attacks, concentrated on Borno and Yobe states. This time around, the attacks have not been territorial.

From the 24th of June to July 3rd atleast another 200 have been killed. so over 500 Nigerians dead since Buhari took over and relocate Military command center to Frontline combat zone

We have always insist that relocation of military command to front line zone is not the best way to defeat an Asymmetric enemy Maybe Buhari need to avail himself a copy of the book Arts of War to get an updated method of carrying out a modern warfare.

Nigeria have many challenges now and having an obsolete Army general to lead us militarily in this times of trial is the surest way to military defeat in our fight against Boko haram

Ifeduba ThankGod T is a Political Analyst he writes in from Anambra state

http://ifedubatochukwu./2015/07/buhari-is-obsolete-army-general.html
Politics / UPDATED North Taking Over All Positions SW Betrayed Southern Alliance by ifedubacorg: 5:12pm On Jul 02, 2015
The North Taking Over All Positions The SW Betrayed Southern Alliance-ifeduba by ifedubacorg: 6:52am On Jul 01

Its very unfortunate and its the bitter truth that we must voiced out raw and undiluted the recent appointments by the federal government does not respect the principles of the Federal Characters , So far Northerners have taken it all without regard to the national conscience and pulse .

Our current predicament was caused by the South West Betrayal during the last election they have handed power over to the North once again the born to rule seems to be true and must now continue unabated . i tell you as long as Nigeria remain united one indissoluble and indivisible entity then power shall never return back to the south again. we have lost our one and only chance of consolidating power in the south

BUHARI'S APPOINTMENTS SO FAR

1. INEC AG.CHAIRMAN - Amina Zakari - North

2. HEAD of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Mordecai Ladan - North

3. Account-General of Federation - Ahmed Idris - North

4. CSO - Abdulrahman Mani - North

5. State Chief of Protocol - Lawal Kazaure - North

6. ADC - Lt. Col Mohammed Abubakar - North

http://www.metronaija.com/2015/07/buharis-appointments-so-far.html



7. SSA Media & Publicity - Garba Shehu -North

8. SA Media & Publicity - Femi Adeshina - South

9. Lawal Musa Daura - DSS from North

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Politics / John Odigie Oyegun Apc Chairman Should Resign For The Sake Of Stronger Apc by ifedubacorg: 9:55am On Jul 02, 2015
Its very clear that John Odigie Oyegun the Apc chairman have lost firm control of the party for the interest of peace and a greater stronger Apc national party he is advised to step down immediately . i also expect the national caucus of the party to force him to resign if he insist on leading the party into wreckage

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Politics / Re: 2015 Not 1984 Buhari First Wrong Foreign Trade Policy Crash Naira To Record Low by ifedubacorg: 7:16am On Jul 02, 2015
More reason why Nigeria needs A finance minister to tackle this challeges. the last time i check Buhari have no single record of finance management
Politics / 2015 Not 1984 Buhari First Wrong Foreign Trade Policy Crash Naira To Record Low by ifedubacorg: 7:05am On Jul 02, 2015
you cannot impose trade embargo on over 41 commoditiess produced by other countries without expecting a subsequent ripple effect. the last time i checked the Duara Born Buhari is not a trained Finance management expert

Naira Falls To 230, Dollar Supply Dries Up


These are definitely not interesting times for the nation’s economy, particularly the national currency, the naira, no thanks to the depleting reserves and the subsequent banning of importers of 41 items from the foreign exchange market by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Barely 10 days after the CBN stopped forex sale to importers of rice, textile and 39 other items, the naira on Wednesday crashed to 230 against the United States dollar at the parallel market, down from 218 recorded on June 23 when the new forex rule was introduced.

The policy, which has pushed huge forex demand from the interbank (official) market to the parallel (black) market and the Bureau de Change retail segment, has led to artificial scarcity of dollar and other major foreign currencies as operators now hoard them in anticipation of higher prices.

The naira had fallen to 220, 223, 226.5 and 228 against the dollar in the past one week.
Black market and BDC operators, however, told our correspondent that serious dollar liquidity squeeze was already hitting the market and operators were no longer in possession of huge stock of forex to meet rising demands, especially from the importers of the banned items.

Using the CBN figures, analysts had estimated that about $5.7bn quarterly forex demand was being transferred from the official interbank market to the black market.

“The situation is getting critical now. There is serious dollar liquidity squeeze in the market now. The demand is overwhelming and both the black market and the BDC segment can no longer meet the demand,” a black market operator told our correspondent on Wednesday.
“The market is very volatile now as a result of the restrictions placed on about 41 items by the central bank. Most importers are now patronising the parallel market to source their dollars,” the head of a BDC, Mr. Harrison Owoh, told Reuters on Wednesday,.Meanwhile, the Association of Bureau De Change Operators has written to the CBN asking it to intervene in the dollar scarcity in the parallel market and the BDC segment to save the naira from crashing further.

In the letter, a copy of which was obtained by our correspondent, the association expressed its readiness to work with the CBN to stabilise the market.

The letter, signed by association’s President, Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, and Executive Secretary, Uduma Cletus, advised the CBN to increase its weekly forex sale to the BDCs from $30,000 to $50,000.

The body also asked the central bank to reintroduce the autonomous market where it could sell about $100,000 to the operators.
Gwadabe told our correspondent that it was expedient for the CBN to increase its forex sale to the BDCs in order to stabilise the naira.
Some analysts believe the naira may hit 240 against the dollar in the coming days.

However, the naira traded at 198.95 to the dollar at the interbank market on Wednesday, according to Reuters.
The central bank had lowered its exchange rate peg to N196.95 to the dollar on Tuesday from N196.90 last week

Also, a trade of $735.74m went through on Nigeria’s interbank currency market at N198.45 on Wednesday, Thomson Reuters data showed.

Market sources said a foreign client had sold dollars to a bank in Nigeria. Total interbank market volumes stood at $1.12bn on Wednesday, far higher than typical trading sessions since the central bank introduced a naira peg in February.

Meanwhile, the CBN has reminded dealers and banks that their dollar cash sale for six items, including schools fees, insurance premium, basic travel allowance and monthly mortgage should not exceed $5,000.

In a new circular dated July 1, 2015, the CBN also warned banks not to sell forex to the importers of the 41 items that were banned from the forex market last week.
Politics / I'm Confused Did Kumuyi Visit Abia Governor Or Did He Hold Crusade In Aba? by ifedubacorg: 5:40pm On Jul 01, 2015
the crusade was planned to hold yesterday on the 30th but seems he shifted it and rather visit Governors lounge in Umuahaia capital of Abia state very fast from Abia state? i need clarification from people on ground did the crusade hold or not?
Politics / Greater Igbo Nation: A Search For The Lost Igbo Tribes In America by ifedubacorg: 3:32pm On Jul 01, 2015
Greater Igbo Nation: A Search For The Lost Igbo Tribes In America

Kinship And family tie is sacrosanct to the igbo society it remains a taboo for us if we fail to forge a reunion with our brothers and sisters taken away during the Atlantic slave trade. Until the Igbos reunite under a GREATER IGBO NATION that shall extend as an empire from the omambala rivers in Aguleri including our Iduu brothers in Igala land to the shores of the Atlantic oceans in the shore of Ikwerre land across the ocean to the America's- Ifeduba ThankGod Tochukwu( July 1st 2015).

The Igbo in the Atlantic slave trade became one of the main ethnic groups enslaved in the era lasting between the 16th and late 19th century. Located near indigenous Igbo territory, the Bight of Biafra (also known as the Bight of Bonny) became the principal area in obtaining Igbo slaves. The Bights major slave trading ports were located in Bonny and Calabar; a large number of these slaves Igbo. Slaves, kidnapped or bought from fellow Africans, were taken to Europe and the Americas by European slave traders. An estimated 14.6% of slaves were taken from the Bight of Biafra between 1650 and 1900, the third greatest percentage in the era of the transatlantic slave trade.
Ethnic groups were fairly saturated in certain parts of the Americas because of planters preferences in certain African peoples.The Igbo where dispersed to colonies such as Jamaica, Cuba, Hispaniola, Barbados United States, Belize,Trinidad and Tobago among others. Elements of Igbo culture can still be found in these places. In the United States the Igbo were found common in the state of Maryland and Virginia.
Igbo people in Jamaica were shipped by Europeans onto the island between the 18th and 19th as forced labour on plantations. Igbo people constituted a large portion of the African population in slave-importing Jamaica. Some slave censuses detailed the large number of Igbo slaves on various plantations throughout the island on different dates throughout the 18th century.Their presence was a large part in forming Jamaican culture as their cultural influence remains in language, dance, music, folklore, cuisine, religion and mannerisms. Many words in Jamaican Patois have been traced to the Igbo language. In Jamaica the Igbo were referred to as either Eboe, or Ibo.
Among Igbo cultural items in Jamaica were the Eboe, or Ibo drums popular throughout all of Jamaican music. Food was also influenced, for example the Igbo word "mba ji" meaning "yam root" was used to describe a type of yam in Jamaica called "himba". Igbo and Akan slaves affected drinking culture among the black population in Jamaica, using alcohol in ritual and libation. In Igboland as well as on the Gold Coast, palm wine was used on these occasions and had to be substituted by rum in Jamaica because of the absence of palm wine.Jonkonnu, a parade that is held in many West Indian nations, has been attributed to the Njoku Ji "yam-spirit cult", Okonko and Ekpe of the Igbo, and several masquerades of the Kalabari and Igbo have similar appearance to those of Jonkonnu maskers.
Much of Jamaican mannerisms and gestures themselves have a wider African origin and an Igbo origin. Some examples of such behaviours are evident in the influences of the Igbo language in patois with actions such as "sucking-teeth" coming from the Igbo "ima osu" or "imu oso" and "cutting-eye" from Igbo "iro anya". There was also a suggestion of the Igbo introducing communication through eye movements.
Where Cuba's slaves were taken from in Africa varied over time. There were four major ethnic groups that accounted for most of the Africans brought to Cuba: Bantu, Yoruba, Ibo/Ibibio/Ijaw, and Ewe/Fon. The numbers of these peoples introduced to Cuba were:

Group Number of Africans landed in Cuba during slave trade
Bantu 400,000
Yoruba 275,000
Ibo/Ibibio/Ijaw 240,000
Ewe/Fon 200,000
Others 185,000

Ibo, Ibibio, and Ijaw: These three related groups were from southeastern Nigeria. The began arriving in Cuba around 1762. A subgroup of the Ibibio called the Efik carried over to Cuba the only African secret society to survive the passage - the Abakua secret society (which is not a religion per se.

Most black Dominicans descend from West Africans and Central Africans (almost the half of them were Kongo, with other important ethnicities being the Mandingo, the Igbo people from the regions of Calabar and Biafra, and people captured near the São Jorge da Mina castle), who arrived from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth century as a result of slavery, while many others descend from immigrants who came from the United States during the 19th century or from the Lesser Antilles during the 20th century.
The most common ethnic groups of the enslaved Africans in Trinidad and Tobago were Igbo, Kongo and Malinke people. All of these groups, among others, were heavily affected by the Atlantic slave trade. The population census of 1813 shows that among African-born slaves the Igbo were the most numerous.
According to local research, the Belizean Creoles descended from polyglot buccaneers and European settlers who developed the logwood trade in the 17th century, along with African slaves they imported to help cut and ship the logwood. The National Kriol Council of Belize says that black slaves had been established on the Central American coast from the 16th century and earlier and were working for the Spanish further down the coast. By 1724, the British too were acquiring slaves from Jamaica and elsewhere to cut logwood and later mahogany
Most slaves, even if they were brought through West Indian markets, were born in Africa, probably from Ghana (Ga, Ewe, Ashanti - Fante around the Bight of Benin and Bight of Biafra, Nigeria (Yoruba, Igbo,Efik[, the Congo, and Angola—the principal sources of British slaves in the late 18th century-. Also arrived Wolof, Fulas, Hausas and Kongos. The Igbo (known as Eboe or Ibo) seem to have been particularly numerous; one section of Belize Town was known as Eboe Town in the first half of the 19th century.

Identified Igbo slaves were often described by the ethnonyms Ibo and Ebo(e), a colonial American rendering of the word 'Igbo'. Some Igbo slaves were also referred to as 'bites', denoting their Bight of Biafra origin, and other names were used in reference to their home lands in Africa. Their presence in the United States was met with mixed feelings by American plantation owners because of their 'rebellious' attitudes to enslavement. Much of the enslaved Igbo people in the United States were concentrated in Virginia's lower Tidewater region and at some points in the 18th century they constituted over 30% of the enslaved black population. Igbo culture contributed to the creolised African American culture and is perhaps evident in such cultural vestiges as the Jonkonnu parades of North Carolina. Igbo Americans introduced the Igbo word okra into the English language.

Since the turn of the 21st century genealogy tracing by means of DNA testing is in part revealing the Igbo ancestry of African Americans, some notable celebrities including Blair Underwood and Quincy Jones.

The Igbo were affected heavily by the Atlantic slave trade in the 18th century. Igbo slaves were known for being rebellious and having a high count of suicide in defiance of slavery.In the United States the Igbo were most numerous in the states of Maryland (coincidentally where there is a predominant population of recent Igbo immigrants) and Virginia, so much so that some historians have denominated colonial Virginia as “Igbo land.
With a total of 37,000 Africans that arrived in Virginia from Calabar in the 18th century, 30,000 were Igbo according to Douglas B. Chambers. The Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia estimates around 38% of captives taken to Virginia were from the Bight of Biafra. Igbo peoples constituted the majority of enslaved Africans in Maryland. Chambers has been quoted saying "My research suggests that perhaps 60 percent of black Americans have at least one Igbo ancestor.
Virginia was the colony that took in the largest percentage of Igbo slaves. Researchers such as David Eltis estimate between 30—45% of the 'imported' slaves were from the Bight of Biafra, of these slaves 80% were likely Igbo. A so-called conservative estimate of the amount of Igbo taken into Virginia between 1698 and 1778 is placed at 25,000. The Igbo concentration was especially high in the Tidewater and Piedmont regions of the Virginia interior.
Some possible Igbo names were also found among slave records in Virginia. Names found in records such as Anica, or Anakey, Breechy and Juba may originate respectively from the Igbo names Nneka, meaning the mother is superior, andmburichi, male members of the Kingdom of Nri and Jiugba, meaning yam barn. Some had their ethnicity added to their names such as Eboe Sarah and plainEbo.

IFEDUBA THANKGOD TOCHUKWU ( A POLITICAL HISTORIAN WRITES IN FROM ANAMBRA STATE , NIGERIA)

http://ifedubatochukwu./2015/07/greater-igbo-nation-search-for-lost.html

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Politics / Re: The North Taking Over All Positions The SW Betrayed Southern Alliance-ifeduba by ifedubacorg: 7:44am On Jul 01, 2015
let me make it abundantly clear that we are running democracy in Nigeria not Government of Buhari For the North and by the North. this clear abused of Nigeria federal character principles is totally unacceptable unless he want to rule a dissoluble nation from his country side of Daura

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Politics / The North Taking Over All Positions The SW Betrayed Southern Alliance-ifeduba by ifedubacorg: 6:52am On Jul 01, 2015
Its very unfortunate and its the bitter truth that we must voiced out raw and undiluted the recent appointments by the federal government does not respect the principles of the Federal Characters , So far Northerners have taken it all without regard to the national conscience and pulse .

Our current predicament was caused by the South West Betrayal during the last election they have handed power over to the North once again the born to rule seems to be true and must now continue unabated . i tell you as long as Nigeria remain united one indissoluble and indivisible entity then power shall never return back to the south again. we have lost our one and only chance of consolidating power in the south

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Politics / Re: Amina Zakari Acting INEC Chairman (photo) by ifedubacorg: 6:24am On Jul 01, 2015
Another Northerner takes power.

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Politics / How Director Of Radio Biafra Nnamdi Kanu Was Arrested And Tortured By DSS by ifedubacorg: 7:43pm On Jun 30, 2015
Why I Fell-Out With Uwazuruike And MASSOB – Radio Biafra’s Nnamdi Kanu

Judging from his constant and acerbic criticism of Raph Uwazuirike, the founder of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), not many would believe that Nnamdi Kenny Okwu-Kanu, was a key member of MASSOB.

In this piece, Kanu the firebrand Director of Radio Biafra revealed the issues that led to his disagreements with Uwazuruike.
According to Kanu, Uwazuruike has betrayed Biafrans and has been making efforts to derail any genuine effort to restore the Republic of Biafra, while pretending he was fighting for Biafra in a non violent way. Kanu revealed that while Uwazuruike chose a non-violent stance with Nigerian Government, he uses violence on fellow Biafrans.
I was kidnapped by Uwazuruike on the 19th of December 2009. Uchenna Madu who is MASSOB Director for Information led the kidnap party. They were told they were going for a rally but instead chose to come an kidnap me.
Responding to a member of the MASSOB who accused Kanu of insulting Uwazuruike, the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) stated:
“Now I will outline again the reason for the kidnap so you and your co ignorant fools will know. Uwazuruike your master came to see me in London in the summer of 2009 and asked me to print Biafran Passport for sale. I told him no. I introduced him to Coleman Asomba in South Africa to coordinate our agitation but when he Uwazuruike got there they concentrated on printing passports.
“I also agreed with your master Uwazuruike that we should return to the ways of our ancestors which is rulership by an Elders Council which he agreed in London but did not implement when he got home.
“I am giving you instances so you will ask him if you can find him.Uwazuruike rejected the involvement of Igbo intelligensia and failed to allow consultation to happen between us and Igbo elders. I received information through a source at Aso Rock that your master sold out the struggle to Nigerian Government and the deal was brokered by Senator Chukwumerije. I called Uwazuruike to tell him the information I received and he denied it. I traveled to Owerri with two of my members to confront him with the evidence we had. We went to his Works Layout palace where he agreed to meet us but he wasn’t there. Before travelling to Owerri I addressed MASSOB members in Lagos where I made it clear to them that fraud will not be tolerated in the struggle.

Raph Uwazuruike and Al Mustapha
“Uwazuruike having realised what I knew refused to see us. After visiting PH to see MASSOB members I returned to London.
“People started calling Radio Biafra to inquire if the new Biafran passport was a legal tender as BBC Africa had carried the news. I gave them an honest opinion that Biafran Passport printed could not get them into the mythical 99 countries that recognised Massob. The criminal elements among you started calling me to threaten me and you wrote a letter to my father saying you had authority from Nigeria to declare me wanted.
“I have the letter. I ignored you and came home where you hired 10 buses led by Uchenna Madu to come and kidnap me. Yes you tore my clothes, spat at me, even had a mock trial to assertain
the whereabouts of the Biafran Army that was then camped at Abakpa. You tortured me to force me to reveal who was sponsoring Radio Biafra and I told you that I used my savings to fund it which was the simple truth.
“During my captivity at Okwe, you told me how you kidnap people in Igboland. You mentioned a
few prominent names I will mention in my book. You hungry ferrals stole my clothes, wrist watch and money. Some of you spat at me, some poured urine on me. You fooled them into believing I was a traitor to cover the fact that you people are the traitors. You tried to humiliate me in the hope that I will be silenced forever but you failed.
“In your stupidy you made a video tape of the whole torture and kidnapping in the hope of using it to blackmail me into silence. You threatened to release the video if I criticised MASSOB criminal activities again. Little did you know the video was the proof the world needed to confirm that MASSOB was a full time crime empire. You see how daft you people are, I knew you will come up with this which confirms in your own words that you kidnapped me then later Pascal Okorie and also Benjamin Onwuka.

Nnamdi Kanu and co have been re-educating Biafrans with Radio Biafra
“When massob released me from Okwe, I took a taxi to Umuahia and was receiving attention at Ojukwu Bunker Guest House when SSS men came and arrested me. I never went to the police because I knew that as a freedom fighter, I cannot go to my enemies for help. I have rules I abide by. Nothing will make me ever go to Nigeria Police for help. It was Uwazuruike himself that told SSS that Nnamdi Kanu of Radio Biafra he kidnapped had been released and if they wanted to question me.



“I was arrested yet again by armed men of Nigeria SSS. When I got to their headquarters at Ojike Street Umuahia the SSS Director’s phone rang. To my astonishment it was Uwazuruike enquiring if the information he gave them was correct. I was amazed when this Hausa man looked at me and said I was wasting my time fighting for Biafra. He showed me his phone and there Uwazuruike’s number was.
“I kept asking myself what type of freedom fighter would be so friendly with his oppressor. It was at that point I realised that Uwazuruike was working for Nigeria all along. So in conclusion, I did not call the police and will never call the police for a fellow Biafran not even if they come to kill me. Go and do your research. You have the video of my kidnap and ordeal, I challenge you to release it. That way we know we know who is lying.
“The worst mistake MASSOB made was to let me leave Okwe torture chamber alive. If they had the intention of continuing in their criminality they should have killed me. Biafra is the only reason why I live that was something none of you knew. You have sowed the wind now you will reap the whirlwind.”
http://igberetv.com/why-i-fell-out-with-uwazuruike-and-massob-radio-biafras-nnamdi-kanu/

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Politics / Re: See How World International Media Reports The Last Saturday Onitsha Protest by ifedubacorg: 5:13pm On Jun 30, 2015
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Politics / See How World International Media Reports The Last Saturday Onitsha Protest by ifedubacorg: 5:04pm On Jun 30, 2015
Nigeria: President Buhari vows to crush Boko Haram 'without mercy' as protesters call for second Biafra


Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest attacks carried out by suspected members of terror group Boko Haram.

Who are Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorists?

Boko Haram (recently renamed Iswap) fights against Western influence in Nigeria and aims to impose its version of Sharia law in the country. The group declared an Islamic caliphate in Gwoza, along the Cameroon border, in August 2014.

Boko Haram has raided several cities in the north of the country in a bid to take control of more land.

Three states − Adamawa, Borno and Yobe − have been under a state of emergency since May 2013, due to Boko Haram's attacks.

The group has killed at least 2,700 people since the beginning of 2015. Some 300 have been killed since the beginning of June.

More than 50 people died last week after three separate attacks in the country. At least 42 people died in two attacks in Borno state which followed the deaths of at least 10 people at a market in Yobe state killed by a child suicide bomber, believed to be aged 12.


No group has claimed responsibility for the blast in Yobe, but suspicion has already fallen on Boko Haram, which is renowned for kidnapping civilians -- mainly women and children -- and forcing them to participate in attacks throughout the north-east, where the terrorists aim to establish an Islamic caliphate.

"They [Boko Haram] will not find Nigeria a safe haven, because they would be hunted down without mercy and compromise," Buhari said in a statement issued by the President's spokesperson, Malam Garba Shehu.

"No sane people who believe in any God would be destroying the lives of innocent people in cold blood, terrorists don't represent any religion.

"Make no mistake about it: this government is ever determined to discharge its fundamental duty of protecting the lives of its citizens from physical threats from any groups bent on creating chaos, confusion, and on destroying social and economic life of the people,'' the statement said.

The Nigerian government is being aided by mercenaries and troops from Chad, Benin, Niger and Cameroon in its offensive and has scored some successes since the military co-operation started in February.

Buhari, a former military chief, vowed Nigeria will do anything it can to defeat the deadly insurgence and find some 220 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Chibok, Borno state, in April last year.

Boko Haram relocation plan protesters call for Biafra

Biafra 1969 by Don Mccullin
Don McCullin took this photograph in Biafra, that captured the suffering of the Nigerian Civil War. Over a million lives were ruined due to the same. This photograph shows children suffering from severe hunger and malnutrition in the war camp.IBTimes AU
The government has denied an alleged plan to relocate dozens of Boko Haram suspects to the Ekwulobia Prison in Anambra state, southern Nigeria.

The denial came days after dozens of people in Anambra took to the streets to protest against the relocation. According to local reports, people shut their shops in several cities including the capital Awka, Onitsha, Nnewi, Ekwulobia and Agulu.

Protesters held banners reading "Buhari should not destroy the peace in Anambra State" and "We do not want Boko Haram in Anambra".

Some protesters also chanted "We want Biafra", referring to Nigeria's Eastern Region, which became a secessionist state called Republic of Biafra after gaining independence from Nigeria in 1967. It was re-annexed in 1970 following the Nigerian-Biafran war that claimed one million lives.

People in the Eastern Region, mainly from the Igbo community, wanted to secede due to ethnic, religious and economic differences with other communities in Nigeria following independence from Britain in 1960.

After independence, Nigeria was comprised of territories that were not part of the nation before the colonisation, resulting in escalating tensions among the communities.

The Eastern Region gained independence following two coup d'etats in 1966 and 1967. The fact that Nigeria's oil was located in the south of the country played a major role in the eruption of the war, during which medicines and food shortage in Biafra led to the death of thousands of people.

A movement to re-secede is present in south-eastern Nigeria today. The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (Massob) fights for the independence of South-East and South-South regions of Nigeria.

The Nigerian government has accused Massob of violence and his leader, Ralph Uwazuruike, was arrested in 2005 on treason charges. He was released two years later.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/nigeria-president-buhari-vows-crush-boko-haram-without-mercy-protesters-call-second-biafra-1508396

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