*The Politics Of The World: What Vanity!
By Ikechukwu Enyiagu
The politics of the world, what vanity! Until Israel my father’s ‘people’ began to demand for a king and said to faithful Samuel: “Give us a king to judge us;” “…That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles,” God has kept His place in their hearts. They have always received perfect justice', and mercy. But being ‘The glorious Man and God’ He is, He has given man freedom so that His justice, faithfulness and beauty will be seen by all. However, He had warned them of the burdens of man’s rulership over another. Through history, kings have ruthlessly compelled compliance and, the more the fight for dominance grew, the farther rebellion spreads. Until the time of what we now call ‘Democracy,” what the world had severally experienced had always been the same: ruthless quest for compelled rulership and dominion. But sadly, the democracy, which today looks as “the world’s” best, has not been able to stifle, advice or manage men whose insatiable and convulsive pleasures are derived from enslaving others. Yet, nothing rekindles this blazing fire of constant quest for dominion over another like the religious masks often worn by these men who have, in every way, rejected the rulership of the Most High God; they would do anything to compel and instill fear and obedience on the poor and armless class, but they would not as much as try to “reason together” with God – let alone “trying” as much as possible to believe even in one of His laws and accepting it as having come from the only true King whose rulership is founded and kept in love. So, with time, true leadership was replaced with a do-or-die battle for dominion. This is what they have called politics. And then one discovers that, to effectively run politics and effortlessly hold tight the grip on the rope of dominion, the spirit of mammon would have to play his role. It then became, mostly, “A physical battle for a spiritual dominion” on others. But what they would not hear is that any spiritual support for man’s domination of another for no reason would never have come from God. Today, the fight for supremacy and “super power” positions continues unabated, despite democracy. As a result, these are what we have facing us in the world today:
1. The Complacent America: America saw injustice and firmly stood for democracy – not only for themselves, but for other nations. The success of America suddenly became her cross and thorns because the insatiable quest for human rights and freedom wrongly interpreted made America so porous that it’s become a tottering glory. But America will not fall. Waking up very late, America discovers that, just like Israel is aware, enemies abound. The weight of maintaining relevance and the fear of losing all have become politics in itself. So, what we have in America today is not so much of a country with smiling faces, but a country trying to maintain “her interests” in different parts of the world. While Americans cry, the government – knowing fully well the implications of lowering the mast in a world of misplaced meaning of true leadership – kept the fire on.
2. The Aggressive Russia: After the wars of the world and the “cold war” which followed, Russia has always maintained and positioned her two fingers in the direction of America’s only two eyes. This is in no way a call for battle; rather, it’s a statement of equality and superiority. Why Russia opposes almost everything that has to do with America regarding affairs of the world, it does so, not because America stands wrong all the time, but with the realization that she stands between playing the second fiddle – thereby risking China’s invasion - and risking becoming the 3rd after China. It’s called politics – that’s what we have of those who “lead us.”
3. The Competitive China: While Russia is an aggressive competitor with America, China is mild, steady, capricious and focused – not only to compete with America, but to beat all and become number one. But China errs because, even though human justice which democracy portrays is still far from God’s intention for man, it remains far better than what China has offered so far in terms of rulership and relationship. To have a world where the present China with its laws of callousness is looked upon as the world power is to go back to the days of Nebuchadnezzar and his kingdom of idols compelled on all. Still, men of faith will rubbish his pride.
4. The Unfortunate Iran: I call Iran “Unfortunate” - not because it has no resources or manpower, but because its leadership is bent on destroying its citizenries. Iran claims to champion the course of Islam even though its Shia majority’s opinion of dominance and that Of Sunni-Saudi Arabia are a world apart. Iran’s dangerous quest to dominate, not only the Gulf region but also the entire world, compelled it, in trying to lure the Muslim world, to declare its intention of “wiping Israel off the map.” And even when Russia and China’s agenda for the US has always been clear, Iran came up with an agenda which, when supported and applied, will not only see an end to Iran, but Russia and China would burn along in the flame. This is so because, no matter the power left for the antichrist, he cannot devalue the price which Jesus Christ has paid for the world.
5. Israel, The Stubborn Heir: The beauty of God is that He loves His own. Having said that, I mean that, if He ever speaks a word, He will watch to see it come to fruition. Israel was chosen, not to spite the world, but to shine as a light which will direct many to the true God in a world filled with the filthiness of idolatry. Even though Israel was given the law and the prophets, what is written and spoken pertain to the world. It was to Israel that the message came first for a reason but many have rejected the gospel of Jesus Christ for a reason. The Israel we have today are a people whose sustenance are not kept by God’s justice but by His love, mercy and grace – waiting patiently for His word through Paul to be fulfilled which says: “I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, and in this way all Israel will be saved. As it is written: ‘The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins.’ As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies for your sake; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs, for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.” It’s in vain that those who seek to destroy Israel stay awake; it is equally not good for a world which has constantly rejected Christ.
6. The Loved Muslim World: God is the God of justice and impartiality; therefore, everyone is as equal before Him as the other. Being the God of omniscience, He chose Israel to start His breed for a reason. Even when the all-knowing God had said: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated"- Rom. 9:13, He was not preaching hate but revealing to man, before the love-sacrifice of Jesus, the immeasurable power of His love in the life of a man. And even when Abel’s offering was accepted while Cain’s was rejected, God was teaching Cain the richness there is in loving Him more than riches. Coming to Ishmael and Isaac, we all know that they are both children from Abraham’s loins. They were both the children of Abraham and they both were blessed of God: Ishmael was blessed with twelve rulers and Israel was blessed with twelve tribes. And, as I have already mentioned, God’s choice of Isaac as the seed of His redemption of man was for His glorious purposes – not for man’s politics. Jacob, Isaac’s son, started a journey which will culminate in the manifestation of Jesus Christ who will reconcile all men back by to God – their father. God’s work of redemption was divided so that men could contain it: He could have raised stones to worship Him if men refused. As St Paul rightly finally explained: “Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation.” Today, the whole world still has the chance of being grafted into the “seed of Abraham”- into sonship in God. This is why Jesus Christ came: to bring Jews and Gentiles into the kingdom as equal heirs in God’s kingdom. So, the danger of the world the entire Muslim world is not Israel, and its ally – America; and the danger of the world is not satan: the danger is the rejection of Jesus Christ as the only Lord and Savior of mankind because, even though satan’s casting into the world brought tribulations to the world, just as the angel in the fire calmed the three Hebrew men in Babylon, Jesus Christ brought victory to His own. So, we are all one in God because, when God sent His son, He came and died for “the whole world” out of genuine love – to save it. A Gentile who accepts Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior is better that a Jew who rejects Christ. Why is all this hatred against Israel, and where do we really think it will take the world to? Instead of dragging Jews’ place of worship for the sole aim of claiming equal sonship, why don’t we accept the word of Jesus when He said to the woman of Samaria: “believe me; a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” Wake up! Hear God calling on everyone as He once called Israel! Heed that call – heed it in Jesus Christ. Today, there is the wind of freedom blowing all over the Arab and Muslim world. The purpose is to make men inexcusable before God. The leaders should instill complete democracy and allow men to make their destiny. Why all the compulsion and murders when we have all refused to accept God or believe His word? ( Continues below..... )
Photo Above: U.S. President Barack Obama
Finally, I’d love to remind Russia and China that money is no king. To my brothers in the Arab world, I plead: Give your people the opportunity to choose whom to worship? Let no man compel his neighbor when God has brought freedom to all. God, who created everything without human aid, is able to answer those who accuse Him. To Iran: Stop wasting your resources in trying to destroy Israel; it will not work. Help your people; release them from the bondage you have kept them in. The reason terrorism has grown in the Muslim world is not because Islam tells you to kill everyone who is not a Muslim, it is simply because the leaders and those who lord it other others have refused to see that the worship of God is a personal thing because, in the end, every man must make a choice of eternity for himself. If God did not destroy the world to this moment, it’s because He is giving man ample time to consider his ways. You cannot send a man to hell fire simply by killing him, but a man can live in affluence and safety here and yet is a candidate of hell. Eternity is a choice and everyone is called to make his own choice. What we can do at best is to “warn” everyone – including ourselves - of the danger of following falsehood. Preach, exhort, warn, rebuke…but do not compel because God never compels anyone. Let the priority of the world and its leaders today focus on returning back to the God of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Let this mindset drive men to seek true justice for all and lay down arms. Those who kill by the sword shall die by the sword, and those who compel falsehood on others shall gnash their teeth. God has laid out His plan, and the purpose of God alone will prevail. May Jesus Christ be forever praised. Amen.
Ikechukwu Enyiagu can be reached at
*Of United States & Oyo State
Perhaps, some Mathematicians or Theoretical Physicists would have to formulate some equations to explain developments between the United States and Oyo State, particularly, Chicago and Ibadan.
Barack Obama, the United States' President and Abiola Ajimobi, Governor of Oyo State both cut their vacations short to attend to the Disasters from Hurricane Irene (August 29, 2011) and Ibadan flood, (August 26, 2011), respectively. Barack Obama is from Chicago, capital of Mid-West America, printing capital of America and home of the skyscraper and Abiola Ajimobi is from Ibadan, capital of South-West Nigeria, Publishing Capital of Nigeria and home of the Nigerian skyscraper.
James Abram Garfield, a lawyer and classicist, who got his nomination for Presidency in Chicago was assassinated, while James Ajibola Ige, a lawyer and classicist, who lost his nomination as a presidential candidate in Ibadan, was also assassinated.
Interestingly, Bola Ige’s son, Muyiwa, was Chairman of the Oyo State branch of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, with Base in Ibadan. Muyiwa studied in Chicago, the Architectural capital of the world. He is currently the Commisioner for Lands and Physical Planning in Osun State.
In Chicago and Ibadan, we had Frank Lloyd Wright and Demas Nwoko, respectively, both described as evolving an entirely new Architectural identity for their respective countries. In Chicago, we have Loyola University, and Ibadan, Loyola College. ( Mr Governor, please, give us back our school. I am an old boy of Loyola College.) ( Continues below….. )
Photo Above: Map of Nigeria showing Oyo State
At Chicago we had Enrici Fermi, physicist credited with winning World War II for the U.S. President, Harry S.Truman. He was called "the Pope" because he was always right described as being as good a Theoretician as well as an Experimentalist. He tested the first Nuclear Reactor as invented by him in a Squash Court on December 2 1942.
Whereas in Ibadan we had Obafemi Awolowo, a Lawyer described as the Chief strategist to the Nigerian Head of State, Yakubu Gowon. Called "the Sage" because of his wisdom he has been refered to as a Political Theoretician as well as being a Practical Economist. A son was born to him in Ibadan on December 3 1942 to be maned Oluwole who was to become an avid Squash Raquet Player.
Chicago was crucial to the development of Jazz Music in the US, and Ibadan, the Highlife Music in Nigeria. Interestingly, one of the highlife greats, who started out in Ibadan was known as Roy Chicago.
In Chicago you had Walt Disney, Cartoonist, Comedian, who studied at the Chicago Art Institute. He had his Laugh-o-Grams and was an Ambulance Driver whereas in Ibadan we had Solomon Iguanre, a Cartoonist and Comedian who co-founded Laffomania; he studied at Unibadan. Obama and Ajimobi both do not have a clear cut majority in the US Senate and the Oyo State House of Assembly, respectively.
Obama and Ajimobi were fathered by Muslims, both served as senators, both studied in the New York. Also, Obama and Ajimobi both have masters degrees, and both linked with a Citizenship Conspiracy. Like Obama, Ajimobi might have to observe January 20 and July 4, the two most important days in American History. The day of inauguration of the US President and the US Independence day. For Lam Adesina, an old boy of the Loyola College, Ibadan, a former governor of Oyo State, and the Chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), of which Ajimobi is a part, was born on January 20, 1939, and his wife Saratu, on July 4, 1944.
Lastly, Obama and Ajimobi both lived in Illinois State.
Augustine Togonu-Bickersteth, London, England ( email@example.com )
*Getting Contractors To Perform in Niger Delta
By Ifeatu Agbu
A famous Irish playwright and essayist, George Bernard Shaw in one of his literary works said that “statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.” The Nobel laureate’s witty saying appears to be ringing true of the situation in our country today. The poor or non-performances of many contractors have continued to fuel the feeling that they are inimical to our collective survival. Some analysts have said that contractors are turning Nigeria into a graveyard of abandoned projects. President Goodluck Jonathan has served notice that his administration would not fold its alms and watch contractors flaunt their ill-gotten wealth at the expense of development projects that would lift the nation from the pangs of poverty. He had at different occasions warned that his administration would order law enforcement agencies to apprehend contractors identified as having defaulted after receiving funds to execute projects.
So far, the warnings from the Presidency seem not to have sunk in. Many development projects are still limping if not stalled while contractors are smiling to the banks. Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, in the country are at their wits end to fathom how to deal with the daunting challenge.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godswill Orubebe, has shouted, cajoled and threatened to no avail. He has not relented as he continues to warn erring contractors handling projects in the Niger Delta to buckle up or face sanctions. He said that contractors handling projects for the ministry that fail to work at the pace desired by the government would be punished without hesitation. ( Continues below..... )
Photo Above: Map of Nigeria's Niger Delta Region showing Port Harcourt
Orubebe has every reason to worry because his ministry is supposed to be supervising mega projects in Nigeria’s oil-bearing region. Thus far, this mandate has been frustrated by a number of factors including poor performance of contractors. It is, therefore, understandable that chief executives of government agencies are throwing in every armour they could lay their hands on to checkmate contractors who fail to meet their obligations.
The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr. Christian Oboh did not hesitate to enlist the support of the Presidential Monitoring Committee in the battle to whip recalcitrant contractors into line. He requested the committee to recommend stiffer punishment for erring contractors to serve as a deterrent.
The NDDC boss called for the support at a meeting between the committee and the NDDC management team at the commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt. He said the battered image of the NDDC was not because the commission could not perform, but because of the attitude of some contractors who refuse to execute Jobs after collecting mobilisation fees.
The Chairman of the Presidential Monitoring Committee, Dr. Isaac Jamide said they have a duty to help the NDDC to succeed. “We are here to intimate the management team of the NDDC on the activities of the committee, report on some critical monitoring observations and proffer advice on strategies for ensuring good quality of work, service delivery.”
Dr. Oboh assured the Monitoring Committee that the NDDC management under the new board has put in place modalities to ensure that projects were not only transparently delivered but faster as well. “We are trying to put online, all our projects so that at every point you will be able to access and know what we are doing,” he said.
As part of the efforts to ginger contractors into action, the commission has held several meetings with them to fine-tune strategies. In one of the meetings, the NDDC chief executive stated that his objective was to ensure the completion of 53 projects vital to the development of the Niger Delta before the end of August this year.
According to Dr. Oboh, the projects comprise 26 roads, four water schemes, ten electrification, nine shore protections, one erosion control, two canalization and one bridge project.“I can assure you that if you deliver, we will continue to do business with you. You will be part of our contractors that we will give priority to in terms of further award,” Dr Oboh assured.
He stated that all the challenges envisaged in the completion of the projects have been captured and charged the contractors to mobilize back to site immediately. “Our target is to deliver these projects before the end of August, if we do this it is a mile stone,” the MD said. He, however, frowned at the attitude of some of the consultants whom he said were not effectively supervising activities at the construction sites. In pushing the contractors and consultants to play their roles, the interventionist agency also tries to meet it own side of the bargain. In this wise, the commission is collaborating with financial institutions to ensure that funding problems are adequately addressed. The chief executive said the commission recognized the critical role of the banking sector in nation building, and would be willing to collaborate with banks ready to mobilize funds for meaningful projects in the Niger Delta region.
He told officials of the United Bank For Africa Plc, led by the Group Managing Director, Mr. Philips Oduoza that he was worried by the attitude of some of the banks towards releasing money to contractors for projects execution adding “we will like to meet with such banks because we have a marching order to clean up all projects that are ongoing”.
He said the commission would review relationship with Financial Institutions that make the process of accessing funds for project execution by the commission’s contractors cumbersome. The planned review, Dr. Oboh explained is necessitated by complaints from the contractors following difficulties encountered in the quest for funds to execute the commission’s projects. “We are going to review relationship with banks that insist on getting approvals from their Headquarters in Lagos before releasing funds deposited by the NDDC to our contractors. We will not accept that again. All banks that we are transacting business with should give their branches authority to release funds to our contractors who have satisfied our laid down conditions”. Mr. Oduoza promised that UBA would always share in the aspirations of the NDDC in bringing about the desired change in the region. “We will like to work with you as far as the contractors are concerned, we will come up with a modem that will assist in the quick and rapid delivery of services. He agreed that there was a disconnect between the bank, contractors and NDDC, but promised that the gap would be bridged immediately.
This lack of understanding between the banks and contractors translates to poor execution of projects and the communities at the receiving end are not pleased with the situation. For instance, the people of the oil-rich Ilaje communities in Ondo State have accused some NDDC contractors handling projects in their locality of shoddy work. The people, who came under the aegis of the Ugbo Kingdom Council of Chiefs Committee on NDDC Projects, alleged that many of the NDDC projects were either poorly executed or abandoned.
In a press statement signed by the chairman of the committee, High Chief Roberts Nana and the Secretary, High Chief John Fagbiye, they expressed disappointment over the execution of the Ugbo-Oghoye road, which was awarded for construction in 2010. They said: “Since the construction work started on December 16, 2010, the company handling it has not done anything commensurate with the amount of money paid to it by the commission.”
Also in Akwa Ibom State, the deputy governor, Obong Nisma Ekere charged the NDDC to improve on projects execution, insisting that the commission must enlist the services of reputable contractors if quality jobs are to be delivered. He urged the commission to use world class contractors so as to build world class and sustainable infrastructure in the region.
The NDDC Executive Director, Projects, Engineer Edikan Eshett, addressed the concerns of the deputy governor and other stakeholders when he outlined the quality control measures which the commission is adopting to ensure good service delivery. He said that the commission has put all machinery in motion to ensure the effective implementation of projects. He warned contractors against indulging in sharp practices that would impede the successful and qualitative execution of projects.
“Where contractors choose to circumvent laid-down procedures and execute their projects below expectations, they shall be demolished at their own expense” he warned. The Executive Director frowned at incidents of unwarranted variations. He warned that where requests for variation are not justified such projects shall be terminated, re-assessed, re-advertised and re-awarded to serious contractors. He implored consultants and resident supervisor to ensure that they engaged only qualified staff who would always be around to monitor progress of work by contractors.
All said, what comes out clearly is that supervision is key. The NDDC seems to be working along this line by constantly keeping its contractors on their toes. To ensure that contractors worked without hindrance from the communities, the NDDC Director, Projects Monitoring and Supervision, Arch Alex Okenwa stated that contractors must work with the Directorate of Community and Rural Development particularly in areas of site handover and takeover to avoid friction with benefiting communities.
Mr. Ifeatu Agbu ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) writes from Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
*British Government Should Apologize To Biafra
The recurrent killings, bombings and destruction of human lives by the Boko Haram religious sect in the name of Allah and their demands for the Islamization of Nigeria was the greatest justification for the foresyth of the late Odumegwu Ojukwu, President, Commander-in Chief of the armed forces of the Defunct Republic of Biafra. Odumegwu Ojukwu, a visionary leader, became the Military Administrator of Eastern Region after the military coup of 1966. It was Ojukwu as Battalion Commander in Kano who foiled the northern axis of the Kaduna Nzeogwu coup of 1966 while Ironsi foiled the Lagos end.
The events that occurred later and the one sided success of the coup created the wrong impression that it was an Eastern agenda. This helped to exhume the age old northern resentment of the industriousness of Nigerians of Eastern extraction. This resentment led to the pogrom, a genocide where Easterners were rounded up and brutally murdered in hundreds of thousands all over Northern Nigeria. This pogrom included even the military barracks. Part of the reasons for the pogrom was the view of the northerner that these easterners should be slaughtered until they leave us alone to secede from Nigeria.
The counter-coup of 1966 which led to the death of Aguiyi Ironsi then military Head of State was to give way for northern secession from Nigeria. The inheritor of the situation, Yakubu Gowon was eager for there to be a separation from these troublesome southerners and he was willing to finish what Sir Ahmadu Bello was agitating for before the independence of Nigeria in 1960. ( Continues below….. )
Photo Above: Late General Aguiyi-Ironsi addressing the nation in his 1st press conference as Head of State. *In photo - sitting from left to right are Hassan Katsina, Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, David Ejoor, J.E.A. Wey and Yakubu Gowon.
The north due to no fault of theirs has viewed the southerners with suspicion. The feudal north wanted to preserve their monarchial, theocratic and simplistic culture. They detested all dilution associated with western education, western lifestyles and western radicalism. They wanted a controlled cultural, religious and political environment devoid of radicalism and independence mindedness associated with their southern countrymen.
The north was apprehensive of being forced into a marriage with the south of Nigeria. The British colonial government had a sway time convincing the northern oligarchy that being joined to Nigeria was to their best interest. The north was not convinced citing population, commerce, religious and cultural differences as part of their fears.
The British colonialists had to organize to divide Nigeria into three regional blocks, East, West, North knowing that a balkanized south will be easier to manipulate by divide and rule. They then gave the Ahmadu Bello government tips on how to use the balkanized south to their political advantage by fueling divisions and infightings in the south while maintaining cohesion in the north. This advantage brought about the emergence of Tafawa Balewa as the Prime minister. The north, against the dictates of their intuition, decided to follow the advice of the British Colonial masters to go on with one Nigeria.
With the tensions in 1966, Ojukwu and Gowon met in Aburi, Ghana , where the roadmap for the loose confederacy of Nigeria was drawn. The British advisers convinced sGowon that confederation is as good as secession and as such the Aburi accord should be jettisoned. Gowon, based on British advice, reneged on the agreement and plunged the nation into a civil war.
The rejection of the Aburi accord and the subsequent declaration of war on the Biafrans led to the death of three million people on the seceding side. The federal forces wouldn’t have won that war if not for the high level military and diplomatic support from Britain. The British Government was a major supplier of military tactics, arms and support personnel throughout the duration of the war. The then British Labour Foreign Secretary, Michael Stewart, while regretting the actions of British Government against Biafra agonized that "It would have been quite easy for me to say: This is going to be difficult - let's cut off all connexion with the Nigerian Government,…. "If I'd done that I should have known that I was encouraging in Africa the principle of tribal secession - with all the misery that could bring to Africa in the future” That was one of Britain’s official reason for supporting the genocide. ( Continues below….. )
Photo Above: Starving Biafran Children
The fall of Biafra was not a victory by the Federal forces; it was a victory by the British Forces, British Foreign policy and British Government. It is laughable to suggest that the NTC rebels in Libya are responsible for the ouster of Gaddafi. It was foreign powers that aided the NTC rebels to oust Gaddafi. The same foreign powers led by Britain handed victory to the Federal forces.
The curse that came upon Nigeria as a result of the 3 million lives wasted for trying to secede is haunting Nigeria now. Britain would have to grapple with an underdeveloped country whose citizens will be illegally migrating to its shores in search of greener pastures. Britain would have to grapple with the fact that the core north they fought so much to defend will be constantly exporting suicide bombers to British and European territories in the near future. This marriage forced upon Nigeria by the British Government, reinforced during Tafawa Balewa and Yakubu Gowon regimes have created problems of corruption, underdevelopment, murders, diseases, injustice, poverty and the newest addition suicide bombings.
The British Government should admit to mistakes of ill advising Sir Ahmadu Bello to go on with one Nigeria. They should equally admit that it is a mistake to advice Gowon to renege on the Aburi accord. The British Government should also apologize to the Republic of Biafra for aiding and abetting a civil war leading to loss of lives of over 3 million people.
It is gladdening that the British government stood by the Nigerian people during the military dictatorship of Babangida and Abacha. They supported National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) during the dark days of Nigeria. They still support Nigeria in areas of human rights, civil society agitations, capacity building for democracy. The British Government has been cooperating with Nigeria’s Government of Goodluck Jonathan in the fight against terrorism. All these are commendable and appreciable. The worst form of terrorism committed in Nigeria is not Boko Haram whose atrocities is yet to claim up to two thousand lives but the extermination of millions of Biafran lives under the supervision and cooperation of Britain.
The British Government should do their image a lot of good by offering unreserved apology to Biafrans for that foreign policy gaffe and take urgent steps to undo their mistakes. They should champion the cause of allowing every geopolitical zone to develop at their own pace holding on to the values they cherish most and create an exit strategy if the marriage becomes cantankerous.
Obinna Akukwe ( email@example.com )
*How NDDC Transformed Boro’s Kaiama
By Ifeatu Agbu
The late Ijaw activist, Major Isaac Adaka Boro may find it difficult to recognise Kaiama, his ancestral home, were he to visit from the world beyond. This is because his once sleepy homestead has witnessed a lot of modern transformations in recent times. Kaiama’s journey into the modern world entered the fast lane on September 5, 2008, when the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, extended electricity to the historic town.
It was as if electricity was the beacon they were waiting for to attract other development projects to the town. Now the NDDC has added a solar water project to the package. It recently commissioned a 20,000-gallon per day Solar Water project for the community. So, a visiting Adaka Boro will not only find houses in his village illumined, he will also find potable water to quench his thirst. The Amanaowei of Kaiama, His Royal Highness Jerry Burutolu, and his subjects were delighted that the NDDC has lived up to expectations in the provision of the much needed infrastructure in the region and Kaiama community in particular. He described the electrification project as a trail blazer. “We are enjoying it”. He, however, lamented the over five decades of deprivation and neglect of the community by successive governments, despite its strategic and economic importance. He thanked the NDDC for coming to their aid with a mega shore-line protection project, solar-powered water project and 100KVA generating plant as well as eight 300 KVA transformers to boost electricity distribution in the community. ( Continues below..... )
Photo Above: Map of Nigeria's Niger Delta Region showing its composite 8 states.
The multi-million naira electricity project at Kaiama, the headquarters of Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, links the town and other neighbouring communities to the national grid. Thus, one can appreciate the upbeat mood of the traditional; ruler who said their gratitude to the NDDC was boundless. “Isaac Boro will be turning in his grave in happiness”, he said. Today, the Kaiama transformation has been taken a notch higher by the NDDC with the commissioning of a solar-powered water project which bypasses the problem of fuel and generator hiccups. The solar technology also eliminates the problem of power failure.
Chief Burutolo said the solar water project marked another turning point in the modernization of his domain. According to him, it signalled their liberation from “decades of dependence on the highly polluted creek water to an era of scientifically improved water”. The paramount ruler said that the water project would help to arrest the incidents of deaths caused by drinking polluted water.
For the chairman of the NDDC Governing Board, Dr. Tarilah Tebepah, it was a glorious homecoming to his people in Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA as they rolled out the drums to receive him and pray for his success in directing the affairs of the foremost interventionist agency in the Niger Delta. He exuded joy and contentment as he cut the tape to commission the solar water project. He assured his fellow Ijaws that the commission was determined to intervene in the needs of the people in line with the Niger Delta Regional Development Master Plan.
He stated that while efforts would be made to complete ongoing projects, developing the capacity of the people was also imperative. “We will endeavour to complete ongoing projects, but it has become clear that the people cannot survive only on roads and other infrastructure. They need their capacity developed”.
Dr. Tebepah said that the commission has resolved to embark on massive employment generation through various capacity development programmes in line with the Transformation Agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan. “There will be massive recruitment programmes, there will be jobs, I have the support of the Board to embark on Mr. President’s transformation Agenda”, he said.
The commissioning ceremony provided an opportunity for Kaiama, which occupies a special place for Ijaw people, to bubble once again. Politicians and top government officials stormed the community in what took the semblance of a carnival. Chief Nestor Binabo, the then Acting Governor of Bayelsa State, led a retinue of top government functionaries to the occasion. He promised that the state would collaborate with NDDC in driving development programmes for the benefit of the people. ( Continues below..... )
Photo Above: Map of Nigeria's Niger Delta Region showing Port Harcourt
Chief Johnson Adokemeh, one of the politicians that accompanied the acting governor, said he was delighted that many communities in Bayelsa State were now given the benefit of drinking clean and safe water. He praised the NDDC for completing what he called a most valuable project. “This is an indispensible project for our people who have over the years relied on polluted water from the rivers and streams”, he said.
Adokemmeh commended the people of Kaiama for cooperating with NDDC to ensure that the project was successfully completed. He charged other communities to emulate them in order to attract development to their areas too. He advised the beneficiaries of the water scheme to jealously guard it to ensure its sustainability. Adokemeh stated that Niger Delta communities should have potable water as a right and not a privilege, noting that “water is a key component in sustainable human development”.
The pomp and ceremony that attended the commissioning at Kaiama demonstrated the importance the people attached to the project, which provides them with the vital liquid of life. The project will also satisfy the thirst of other communities around. One of the major beneficiaries would be the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, orientation camp in Kaima. In addition to getting portable water, the NDDC Board Chairman assured that the commission would transform the camp into a permanent site.
Mrs Miriam Isoun, who represented the firm that handled the solar water project, said that with the low maintenance costs and the simplicity of the design, the project would have a long lifespan."The potable water will contribute to the health of the people in the Niger-Delta."
She said that previous water projects that relied on petrol or diesel pumps could not be sustained because they often ran out of fuel, a commodity paradoxically expensive and difficult to transport in remote areas of the Niger Delta. “With solar power, the story is different”, she said. However, solar power projects also need to be maintained. So, the NDDC took proactive steps by laying the foundation for a smooth and seamless maintenance programme for its solar projects. Recently, the commission inaugurated 15 solar equipment shops across the region. The project which is a partnership between the commission and Tricee Solution Nigeria Limited is being managed by graduates of the NDDC solar energy training scheme in a deliberate effort to launch the region into the world of renewable energy technology. ( Continues below..... )
Photo Above: Map of Nigeria showing some major cities, including the Federal capital (Abuja or FCT)
Inaugurating one of the shops in Port Harcourt, the NDDC Managing Director, Dr Christian Oboh explained that the initiative was not only geared towards developing the capacity of the youths, but to enable them participate in Federal Government’s drive to launch Nigeria into the global renewable energy industry. He said that 82 of the 150 successful Niger Delta youths trained on solar energy installation and maintenance have received international certification, putting them at par with their colleagues in other parts of the world.
The NDDC Director, Commercial and Industrial Development, Mr. Aniete Usen gave further reasons for setting up the shops. He said: “With huge sums of money invested by the NDDC in solar water projects and electrification, there was the need to be proactive and think about how these solar energy equipment will be maintained”.
He said that after a thorough review of the numerous solar power projects undertaken by the commission, particularly with respect to solar-powered bore holes and solar-powered street lights, it became imperative to provide hands on repair and maintenance training for youths in the region. “This is to ensure the success and sustainability of the solar powered projects, not just in the Niger Delta region but also in other parts of our country”.
The NDDC is not alone in the efforts to provide sustainable water projects for communities in the Niger Delta. Some environmentalists in conjunction with the Engineers Without Borders had in the past undertaken site visits to several communities in the region for the evaluation of Dodo River in Bayelsa State, Egbema-Gbaramatu in Delta State and Idama in Rivers State. The team inspected and analyzed the water supply and storage systems, the sanitation systems and practices, the health and hygiene practices as well as the energy sources within each area.
Their verdict delivered by Nancy Gilbert, the Project Manager for the evaluation, read thus: ‘’In one community for example, the water quality sample tested from a newly constructed well was brackish and had a Total Dissolved Solid/Salts (TDS) of 2385mg/1 as against the World Health Organization Standard of 500mg/1. This makes it not drinkable’’.
Other health indices emanating from the region indicate similar negative trends. To get around these life-threatening conditions, health experts advise that the region should be provided with projects that guarantee potable water. They warn that without potable water, it would be difficult to check the spread of diseases like cholera and dysentery which are prevalent in polluted environments.
Mr. Ifeatu Agbu ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) writes from Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
*Responding To Racist Bill Clinton’s Blind Vision For Africa
By Ikechukwu Enyiagu
America is a land immeasurably blessed, so is every other land on earth before men extend their fangs of corruption and death. But, like other nations that have over-bloated self-images and pride of themselves and their importance, many America’s leaders have not only led other nations astray, but have equally led themselves astray in the process of showing off “wisdom” which has totally become stupidity before all. The fact that wickedness has become monotonous doesn’t in any way make it acceptable and justifiable, and the fact that the West has done everything to reduce the “Blackman” beyond the level of slavery has never been in doubt. These things are no longer secrets: they can be seen in prisoners’ ratio, Hollywood, foreign policies, regime supports, reasons for interventions, stained democracy, etc in and by the western countries. This guilt is not limited to America: it’s a deadly character which is bound to have a repercussive result if not checked in this age of much-claimed democracy. When a man sees himself as the leader and father of all, let such man beware, lest he finds himself, albeit late, that he could not even keep-to-check his own body, nor lead his family exemplarily. A married man who desires the office of a leader must be a man faithful to his wife, and faithful to his God. That’s the only way such a man can learn what justice is. Any unfaithful man/woman is a selfish and callous leader. ( Continues below….. )
Photo Above: Map of Africa
Before finally responding to the former president of America, Bill Clinton, and his statements (http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/clinton-nigeria-can-overcome-security-economic-challenges/109255/), I would like to stress a few points as regards what he recently said about Nigeria and his vision for those oppressed within Nigeria. In his quoted statements, I would like him to answer to these questions:
1. “But from my experience as a public servant, I know that it is almost impossible to cure a problem based on violence without giving people something to say yes to.”
Que: Are you referring to Nigeria’s invasion of Biafra (against UN dictates), the consequent genocide; the subsequent and outright marginalization of Ndi-Igbo of the South-Eastern part of what is still treacherously referred to as Nigeria after the war; the unlawful arrest, brutality and killing of Igbo in MASSOB as a means to keep Igbo pinned-down and enslaved in their fatherland, or the steady, induced-silence state of America and the world powers towards this blatant arrogance and injustice by the Nigerian government? Maybe I didn’t get you right, but I’m sure that as a man who claims to have much ‘experience as a public servant,’ you certainly couldn’t possibly be talking about Boko Haram and the Northern Nigeria and the way Nigerian government should react to the killing, looting and expulsion of those they have denied the right to be equal or to be separate? I said this because, if you are, then you are a racist - a terrible racist. What on earth from your experience made you, a former president of the world’s most democratic government, to conclude that the North, or any other part of Nigeria for that matter, has a right to any justice against a supposed “marginalization” until and unless justice is done for Igbos caged and constantly humiliated in the accursed amalgam of your exultation called Nigeria?
2. “It is almost impossible to cure a problem based on violence with violence.” “You also have to give people something to look forward to when they get up in the morning.”
Que: Here I wonder again if you are truly referring to the way the Nigerian government has been responding to Boko Haram. And if I may ask: why on earth would such a highly respected man as you stand, unashamedly, to declare that Boko Haram’s actions are justifiable because there is nothing for them to look forward to in the country? If I may ask you: Igbo have not ruled Nigeria for decades; the presidents Nigeria has had were 99.9% from the North; who then made Northerners restive when it has been obvious all along that the Nigerian government has clearly (with the help of your ilk) held down Igbo nation in Nigeria all these decades? Surely, you are a lying racist!
3. “You can’t just have this level of inequality persist. That’s what’s fuelling all this stuff,” said Clinton.
Que: When you uttered these words, were you thinking of standing for justice for the oppressed Igbo bound in Nigeria; were you speaking on the justifications of the massacre and expulsion of Igbo, Southerners and Christians from the North by Boko Haram with the support of their leaders? Surely you were joking; weren’t you? What inequality are you referring to when it comes to reasons for economic and security problems in Nigeria? Surely you were not referring to the North and Boko Haram, because you have served as a public servant for decades in the marginalization of Igbo but did not say anything. Maybe, in your veiled speech, you were asking every other person, group or region with issues to pick up arm against Nigerians. You are a racist!
4. “I’m really worried about your security problems. I hope the president and the appropriate ministers can figure it out.
Que: Using your final message as your first, you claimed to be concerned for Nigeria’s security problem: As a former two-time American president under Democrats, you should know that security has to do with foundations. When you want to deal with security you go to the foundation: do you truly believe that, after your many years of leadership in different fields, you actually do not have the truth in you, or have you further corrupted yourself? You cannot possibly deal with security in Nigeria until you have addressed the gross injustice of Nigeria against Igbo of the South-East. If you think otherwise, then you are nothing but a terrible racist.
Before that ill-fated and abomination of an amalgam called Nigeria, the West knew that it was an impossibility. When Biafra decided to escape your inhuman and racist trap (modern slavery), the West – along with Russia and the Arab world- came in again: For the Arab world, they were seeking religious and political dominion, for Russia, opportunity to milk Nigeria dry; and for the rest of the western countries, they were exhibiting a very dangerous “born-to-rule” mentality than we now have in Nigeria. For the West, Nigeria must remain down and, even if it has to take the slavery of the bests in the land to keep her under our slave-chain, so be it. Therefore the custom of silencing Biafra has become one of the foundations of democracy in the West. The USA and Britain go to war indiscriminately – not because their intentions are mostly and actually centered on democracy and freedom for mankind, but on supremacy and oil. And this does not, in any way, justify other countries in pursuit because they are after the same thing: inflicting more wounds and carrying out unjust actions with impunity. I have sat down and seen all these: injustices abound by men who speak democracy. In all of the British and America’s leaders I have known, none has spoken any truth concerning Nigeria so far. This truth is that Nigeria cannot, and therefore, will not go on as one country; it’s practically impossible! The foundation was not built to last, and Britain knows this well enough. Show me one of the skyscrapers in the US or in any other part of the globe that had one of its foundation pillars marginalized in cement, concrete and rods, and I will show you a building that was not completed before it was torn down and rebuilt as one block or as separate quarters.
Let me now tell you why you are a racist, Mr. Clinton…along with people and leaders like you in the West who think that a downed-Africa is an exulted West. America and Britain have always looked for more compelling ways to keep “Blackman” on the leash and to make Nigeria even worse than it now is, and to insist it remains the abomination it is today as one country. Bill Clinton, a man who has no respect for the sacrament of matrimony, should not utter a word on how Africa should advance. The man Clinton, whose wife saw the truth for forgiveness enough to stand by him through his ordeal, but still has an unrepentant spirit in him not to see that Nigeria has deeply wronged Igbo of the South-East – such man should be silent. But today, instead of telling Nigeria’s leaders to their faces to address the many wounds they have unjustly inflicted on the people of the South-East, he has come with his lying tongue to sow another seed of a continued abomination of an amalgam called Nigeria. I do not have to wonder how far you have gone away from decency and the truth to figure out why you would not stand for the truth: even after you were caught up in Monica Lewinsky’s case of shame, you still denied it until you could not deny any further. No man is entirely free from mistakes but the ability to own on time differentiates men from wolves. When an American president, who has gone through your shame but received mercy could not, for once, speak the truth about Nigeria, then one thing is obvious: you are a chronic racist. And it unmasks a western grand annihilation design against Africa. It also shows that democracy is still lacking – even in America’s presidential elections. The whole Africa should know that every injustice done against Igbo and Biafra is injustice done against the entire continent – and that includes African-Americans, those in the Caribbean and in several other parts of the world. When the Nigerian-Islamic-Colonial force invaded the innocent and right Biafra, Biafran elders sought for help from the European Union. But the EU rejected Biafra – saying that Biafra would become like Japan and that Japan was already too much for Europe. And my question is: why? Were you there when the world was created? What makes you think that the hand that designed creation was not wise enough to know that provisions for survival must be made first? Before God created Adam and Eve, He had created other things first. And there is a self-replicating and producing seed in every plant – so is it in every land; it does not matter the mode of production – everything that produces is a seed. Why is the West afraid and economical with the truth when it comes to Africa, and especially when it comes to Nigeria: oil, domination, racism, or perhaps blind hatred? For Clinton, his likes and their comments, I would call it racism because from it is birthed every other wickedness that is eating up those who champion it today. The truth they find hard to reveal is that Nigeria’s division will create countries with positive competitive spirit for good because the foundation the West built for Nigeria was for the eternal slavery of the Blackman. They would not want Nigeria to break up and form healthy, secure and prosperous nations which will positively rival them in every area of life. They would not have a free Blackman and they could not imagine a generation of free Africans and that of their spoilt children who have lived all their lives in freedom. It is surely not your love for Nigeria nor your preference for terrorism, nor even your fling with the Islamic faith that propels you to lie to yourself; no! It’s your love for suppression, dominion and extortion – a passion the West has which supersedes whatever they believe in religion or freedom. Boko Haram, Northern lawyers, and Northern leaders have stressed their intention to Islamize Nigeria: what have you said about this if you are a man of truth? So much for today’s leaders who want to be respected! This is what drove you, Bill, to utter insincerity. They would go to war in countries with internal problems – countries that are one and never asked for division but for justice; but they would insist that a country which has fought for division and still has the reasons for the war in abundance would not divide peacefully even when they have been going about it in the most-peaceful manner. Enslaving Africa is no way to make the West and other countries free. It is time to let your children and generation rise up again from the help of Africa; but you can’t rise while you are keeping us down. If these evils persist, the table will turn one day, and like the “Anonymous,” Africa will say: “We do not forgive, we do not forget; we are Legion. Expect us.” Men like Clinton and indeed many westerners do not inherently believe that Africans are human of equal ratings with them. So, in other to keep to their faith, they would allow every form of injustice in Africa as long as it leaves the leash to their grip. This cannot continue! This will not continue!
Well, it’s true that Igbo have no such thing as the power of the American laws which defend Americans but would care less about the rights of others, and would go to where they are not invited just because they stand to reap; it is true, but what is more true is that there is a God who will not stand evil and wicked men forever – He will not condone them. He is the God Igbo nation has and He will fight for us and our children to clearly-foreseen victory. He may seem silent until the oppressed cry to Him for salvation. And, in the name of Jesus Christ, who alone is God in His father our great God, I stand in the gap on behalf of my oppressed people, Ndi-Igbo, and I ask the eternal God of Salvation and Justice to bring salvation and justice in its tail: salvation for the oppressed and justice against those who would not stop oppressing. If the people of Biafra (South-East of what is demonically called Nigeria) do not deserve the rights that America, Britain, the entire Europe, the West and other countries of the world enjoy, then let this injustice and suppression continue. But if those who have had no reasons to condemn us but have been keeping us under slavery have always clamored for their own rights and freedom, let God in heaven arise, and let His enemies be scattered. Let those who enslave and delight in enslaving others be enslaved along with their families. Men have sinned yet God would not condone the act of oppression because it rubs people of the chance for salvation. Let God arise today against every country, leader and family who stands, in any way, against the freedom of Igbo in this world and against the realization of the sovereign state of Biafra. And let those who continually plot evil and machinations against the freedom of my people be enchained by their own evil thoughts against Zion. Amen!
Ikechukwu Enyiagu can be reached at
*1 Million Dollars for Onitsha Urban Storm water Master Plan
Mrs. Idah Pswarayi Riddihough announced the 1 Million Dollars grant for Onitsha city to develop its own Urban Storm water Master plan from Climate Change funds. She said this at a meeting between the World Bank and Governor Peter Obi in Abuja on Monday, March 5. She said it was in recognition of Obi’s concern for the environment.
The primary purpose of the Storm Water Master Plan, according to the State Commissioner for Environment who confirmed the development, is to establish standard principles and practices for the analysis, design and construction of drainage systems in the city for the benefit and safety of the community. He said the measure was part of the long term efforts by the Government of Gov. Peter Obi to prevent flooding in the city. ( Continues below….. )
Photo Above: Governor Peter Obi
Since Onitsha was named by the UN Habitst as one of the fastest growing five intermediary cites in the world, and exhibited in China, it has been drawing international attention.
Commenting on the development, Obi said that the project would form part of cocktail of projects to be aggressively implemented in Onitsha in the bid to completely restore its lost glory.
*Admonishing Britain, The Mother Of All Nigerian Frauds
Foundation matters in all – everything comes with its foundation. In architecture, and indeed, in every other sphere of life, growth and living, foundation takes center stage. If you have got to go higher, then you have got to dig lower; and if you must stand taller, then your roots must, of all principles, be deeper than the evident other. Today, even as science has advance beyond initial imagination, men still stand amazed at the foundations that the sculptor of life has laid for His universe. There’s absolutely no searching of the height or the dept of His wisdom; He is, in Himself, The Foundation of all who stand in The Truth. In all of these, He never played with foundations. No wonder His Spirit asks: “if the foundation be destroyed, what can the righteous do?’ Governments, countries, institutions – even families – all these know the value of foundations. However, foundations differ from each other, and everything which must stand the test of time must have its foundation built in the vision of its limitations. A man who says he was wrong about the foundation is a man who never planned to establish because, when one thinks of building, he remembers: “Building on what?” This is how many countries came to stand, and many others came to break apart since the law of life stands sure that “Every tree which my father has not planted must be uprooted.” Those who lead the abomination called Nigeria know this, and this is why corruption has become the first legalized credential for any official post in Nigeria. America knows this, Britain knows this, and nations that are standing and strong today also know this. Israel knows this too; that tells why there has remained a resolve to keep fixed. Britain knew this when they forced many repelling, ever-diverging and distinctly unique peoples together under an abomination of an amalgam with a name from hell called Nigeria.
Today, it’s important that the British government, and indeed the whole world, know that the root of Nigeria’s shame and pain from time to date is clearly and unmistakably found in the government of the United Kingdom; therefore, the burdens that we have borne for nearly a century under this Nigeria is now, by every law (whether you believe in God’s justice, karma, repercussion, retributive returns, nature, etc), returning to its mother – Britain and her. Britain stands as the mother of the curse of Nigeria on those imposed with a name as demonic as “Nigerians.” Why I have chosen to write this is not because I have not alluded to this truth before, nor is it because I have not been frontal and direct with it: the purpose is a response to Britain and their incessant and care-less deportation of those she has compelled, not from God but from the flesh, to imposingly dwell together under “One-Nigeria” for the sole benefit of the West and the “assured,” if creation wills it, the annihilation of the black race. This is what the government of Her Majesty has done in virtually all African countries and beyond. However, the masterpiece of Britain’s treacherous and punishable evil found its museum of all negative things at the bedrock of Nigeria’s so-called oneness.
The voice of true power shall not cease to speak against Britain’s evil in “Nigeria” until absolute justice takes its course. Not once have we heard of how the British government destroys our youths: they took away our rights and compelled us to become modern and computerized slaves for the West. When the burden and pains of this enslavement by those who came with the gospel in one hand and the chains of hell in the other became too unbearable that we couldn’t even craw under it, we made our decision to withdraw our necks and find rest, and we thought that the message which they brought had taken root in them. But nay! They are from the branches of the Pharisees and Sadducees, and the tax collectors: as “the teachers of the law and the bringers of salvation,” they heaped on the “Southern Nigerians,” especially the Igbo, the contradictions of the message their missionaries brought. They laid unbearable loads on us – telling us what God expects and whet they demand. In all these, they would not lift a finger to help if they have not extracted the last drop of blood and every string of will. And as tax collectors, they turned our land into their harvest field and would put any price on anything and compel you to pay. May God never forget their evil against my people! Amen! The government of Britain actively laid the foundation of their Nigeria (a name given by a mistress under the spirit of debauchery) in masterminded chaos, injustice, deprivation, marginalization, bloodletting and everything downwards. This was their intention: to keep the seed of growth and excellence in Africa unplanted – making sure that the world understands that even though they brought the gospel of Jesus Christ, they actually and committedly live by the lies of Satan. How evil! How hellish can a land and a people claiming excellence be! ( Continues below….. )
Photo Above: A young Nigerian man happily poses with his old white wife.
The hellish foundation which Brittan and its allies compelled the true heart of Africa to live in and called it Nigeria has wriggled through in its pool of blood into maturity – to the full stature of all unimaginable levels of abominations. While their puppets in Nigeria’s governance make steady barbecue of those still compelled as Nigerians, Britain and its allies milk the land dry by helping them to launder the country’s wealth into their various banks and financial structures. Over the years, what these limitless evils have achieved have included mass migration of those called Nigerians to every conceivable nation, country, jungle, holes, etc, in search of life. To the obvious, outside Nigeria, attempts may be made to describe what life really looks like – even if that African man’s description became what the West and their generations have, in time, termed as “Black:” Blackman, black magic, black market, blackmail, blacklist, etc to mean everything illegal, bad and inherently evil. The water and the oil which were used by the brutish-British to chuck the blocks of Nigeria’s foundation have, since 1914, been fighting against each other. It was no coincidence; this was the 21st century Western-modeled Africa’s continued enslavement in the hands of the West. To the British, “the mastery of wisdom can only be ascertained by their usefulness in annihilating perceived, competitive threats.” How sad, ignoble, inferior and wicked! A kingdom that cannot stand except by invading other peaceful people and compelling them into slavery is no kingdom and, therefore, must fall. Ask The Persians, the Greece, and even the Romans.
As it is today, there are millions of people with the accursed (at least, everyone firmly agrees to this) passport of Nigeria – hovering, staggering and scampering from pillar to post in different countries where their wealth have been laundered to. Some go with the belief that “the white man is just.” Therefore, they sell their inheritance, and some even go a-borrowing to “invest” in their journey to “the green and promising lands of the wise.” From their embassies in Nigeria, one may be lucky to receive a smile; but on reaching their entry-points, Nigerians become their bunch of a tripod stand: a smelly dog, a minting machine and a slave. If they can’t be any of these three as a result of your expectations and that of those who are home, then they turn them into prisoners or, with ignominy, deport them. As it is today, our young men are scampering to marry their grannies just to have a paper in a land where they are not assured of anything. May God judge the wicked! Amen.
If this is the democracy which the west insists on for all, then democracy is inherently evil. Democracy is modern enslavement because only those at the top get justice. But God corrects the madness of men in His time. Nigerians, especially of Igbo race, have perished in their countless numbers in different parts of African, European, Asian and Western routes – all in search of succor. The British government turned a blessed people into vagabonds. But today, the curse has revered: not only Igbo shrieked at the burden. For those who are burdened with injustice and those who inflict the injustice, one thing is common: both shall cry until God brings justice. And the justice is here indeed. Even those who have blessed themselves with the curse of Nigeria’s continued oneness cannot find in peace in their dark: some of their excellently trained children have become terrorists and suicide bombers, while their land cries of marginalization. Who marginalized and marginalizes who? Let justice rain from heaven upon and against the hands that compelled Nigeria and upon the hands that sustain her. Let those countries and so-called “United Kingdom” who would prefer us disunited by compelling ever-diverging and opposing kingdoms together - bound for destruction. Let the destruction the enemies have lined up for my people begin to fall upon their most treasured places and begin to pull down their financial and security citadels and dismantle the temple of their god, mammon. Let Dagon fall upon its face in shame. Today, as other countries (even in Africa and Asia) take pleasure in dehumanizing and humiliating those bound under the Name Nigeria, Britain has started, yet again, a mass-deportation of Nigerians. Why do you deport them; to what do you send them: to prostitution/robbery, or perhaps to kidnappings, terrorism and death? I, just as Daddy Dim did on June, 1, 1969, accuse you: “We have fought alone, we have fought with honor, we have fought in the highest traditions of Christian civilization. Yet, the very custodians of this civilization and our one-time mentors, are the very self-same monsters who have vowed to devour us.” You made our home a viper’s den, yet you would not grant us a moment’s peace. Britain! Your actions have judged you! You are the land of streaming blood of the innocent – a land of murderers! And unless you repent, you will likewise perish!
Nigeria is breaking into parts, and Britain is wise enough (in the standard of men) to take this opportunity and alter her many mistakes and sins in “Nigeria” by doing acts of repentance. The land of Britain has sinned against Igbo land where God dwells, and against Igbo people, and against all those compelled under the accursed abomination called “One-Nigeria.” The government of Her Majesty plotted our annihilation; but “If the Lord had not been on our side—let Israel say— if the Lord had not been on our side when men attacked us, when their anger flared against us, they would have swallowed us alive; the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us, the raging waters would have swept us away. Praise be to the Lord, who has not let us be torn by their teeth. We have escaped like a bird out of the fowler’s snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped. Our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Amen. I admonish the government of “Her Majesty” to, without delay, rescind all her supports for this abomination called Nigeria, and to immediately give every necessary assistance towards a peaceful break-up. If you refuse to do so, the so-called “United Kingdom” may turn out to become a United and mutual self-destruction. If there is ‘explosion’ in English words, then there must be an ‘implosion’ as well.
As for us, Igbo, and as many as believe in the truth of Jesus Christ, “now are we the sons of God.” I make no mention of those whose only intention of allowing the gospel to get to us was to further enslave: they claim to have come to abolish slave trade, but they brought about national enslavement - and they enslaved us. At a time they even plotted our annihilation. May God alone be praised who has left remnant of His people in the land that we may grow to tell of His wonders! Every price we needed to ever pay has been charged to Jesus’ account. Even though the burden, Nigeria, rose against us with the full backing of Britain, Europe, Islamic World, and indeed many other countries who loved peace but would neither allow it for others nor speak the truth, the shield of God gave us songs of “Happy Survival!” Today, we have come alive! Survival was made through the power of resurrection, Life came in glory. For those who bless us, blessed shall they be henceforth, and for those who curse us – by their plots, schemes, spoken and written words, agreements and actions – they have pronounced a perfect judgment for themselves. And for those whom the Lord has blessed, we shall bless; but for those whose unbelief and rejection have been made a curse before God, never will my lips bless them. God forbid that I say to that man whom God has cursed: “You are blessed.” To Britain and all those who claim omniscience, to those who would neither enter into the kingdom of truth nor will they allow others to enter, I say: Loose your hold on yourself! You believe that what you have is perfect and true – especially whenever you look at what you have made those compelled under the accursed name, Nigeria, become: a mockery and a pitiable sight before you all. Yet, in Africa, you would rather place diplomacy above your god: Democracy. You believe, but your belief is evidently false. You, Britain, had the wherewithal to force upon different nations a center of evil, corruption and hell called Nigeria; why would you not have had the wherewithal for United Kingdom’s-kind-of democracy in Nigeria if not because of your eternal determination to live by the flesh of Africans and others? You talk about time to evolve, then where is your science and your democracy? Even when you think that justice has been served amongst all members of the “United Kingdom,” those kingdoms within it still reserve the right to go their way. The ear of God has heard how you have responded to it so far; Biafra and the freedom of Igbo out of what is called Nigeria will be your witness. This 2012 is time to gather the documents of blackmailed agreement for the enslavement of those eternally declared free from above, till date, under the evil cord of Nigeria. 2013 will be a New Year - the first year for all who were bound and tied to the foundation of falsehood and hell – foundation dug by Britain and its allies to advance their folly, and given the name - Nigeria. Let the heavens echo this voice of truth and let the earth obey! Amen.
*Ojukwu: Obi Has Done Well -Oguejiofor
A community leader in Anambra State, Chief Anthony Agidigbo Oguejiofor has appealed to the Igbos everywhere they are to thank Gov. Peter Obi of Anambra for the care and love he extended to Dim Chukwuemeneka Odumegwu-Ojukwu when he was ill. He said this yesterday while speaking to journalist in Nnewi.
Oguejiofor, who said he followed the progress of Ojukwu since November last year he was flown to London for treatment, said it was uncommon for a Governor to have visited him 9 times as Gov. Obi did in London in less than a year. He said that by his action, Obi showed us the value he placed on the man, Ojukwu. “But looking at the euphoria that greeted his death and the some many positive tributes, one is inclined to believe that Obi was right”, he said.
Oguejiofor thanked the Governor for not joining in the league of those claiming to be anointed by Ojukwu or were present when Ojukwu anointed the person that would replace him, saying that he had shown enough leadership to the Igbo people characterised by sacrifice, which, according to him, the people were taking notice off. ( Continues below….. )
On the specific sacrifices Obi made for Ojukwu, Agidigbi said that even when he celebrated his last birthday on the 4th of November, 2011, that his wife, Bianca Odumwgwu-Ojukwu said it herself that Obi was responsible for the hospital and other bills running into hundreds of thousands of Naira. He also said that the burial Committee had revealed that Obi was the major figure behind the huge success of the burial ceremony.
Thanking other Governors for their own contributions, Oguejiofor said that Obi had shown that he would always rise to any occasion, be it developmental as he was doing in the State or through any other acts that would bring glory to the people of the State, as he did with the burial of Ojukwu.
*To Igbo Leaders: You Are Inexcusable.
By Ikechukwu Enyiagu
Twice I have written to those who lead my people – to Igbo leaders and Governors; now, I’m writing again. When I first wrote, it was to remind you of your duties; but this time, it’s to let you know that we all know how treacherous you have become and that none of you can be excused. Furthermore, it’s to let you know that, even if you have sold your souls and the destinies of your families to the devil, Igbo shall experience and live in the freedom which God has given us. And without mincing words, I would like you to know that every betrayal will be adequately punished. It’s only a man who hates himself that denies his neighbor his rights to a dinner and expects to sleep well with his own overfed family; disaster comes upon such a wicked man unannounced. Life becomes a dangerous place to live in when men worship in fear. Those who fail to speak the truth because of the fear of those who have made themselves gods over all others – such people are the ghosts of themselves. The devil is not the one to fear, how much less can man fear those who are supposed to be serving them, and expect to be excused? No way! God alone is to be feared. It’s absolute ignorance for the South-East leaders, or even any leader in Nigeria for that matter, to think that corruption is wealth and that those who see themselves as the untouchables should be feared. It’s absolute ignorance! What is there to fear: death perhaps? A man who fears death is a man who is not sure of himself; such a man should repent and straighten-up his ways because, one way or the other, we shall all transit someday. I said all these to clearly let you all know that I have nothing to be afraid of when I speak the truth, and that, unless God changes, my life remains eternally in Him. The evil which my eyes have sin has corrupted the power of fear in me because God has revealed where life lies; only God is to be feared forever and ever.
Nigeria is no longer safe for Ndigbo, and everyone knows that. Although this was clear enough before independence, many still hoped against hope for the survival of a hopeless and dead seed called Nigeria. While you, Igbo Governors and leaders, are busy sanctioning the deaths of your people and denying that any has died in the hands of the Boko Haram Republic of Arewa and by the Nigerian security agents, the entire Northern leadership is spitting fire and brimstone. While betrayers like Governors Rochas Okorocha and Martin Elechi boldly renounce their people and spat on the graves of those whose deaths have created a society of Nigeria-made widows in Igboland by denying that any Igbo ever died in the North, The Northern government gave out N100, 000,000.00 to the family of the dead BH leader. As the entire Igbo Governors, except Peter Obi of Anambra state, ignore the many deaths of Igbo in the hands of the Northern generation – deaths which have necessitated Igbo refugees in Igboland – the Mallam of bigotry who has hijacked the CBN shares the national money amongst his religious and tribal families. While you make every effort to kill, torture and imprison legitimate MASSOB members in your states, the Northern leaders are busy sponsoring and openly defending Boko Haram and their agenda. And when you have refused to either protect or defend your people for the sake of your accursed vision of an accursed One-Nigeria, it might interest you to know that the leaders of the North have proven to be more of men than you: they would never trade anything for the rights of their people, and they are always ready for war and to kill if that is what they must do to get their way. And while you are wimpishly trailing behind your counterparts in other states of the accursed Nigeria, but showing off muscles before your kinsmen, Arewa leadership, through Senator Joseph Waku, have made their stand clear enough. Here, I do not wish to recount because it’s largely obvious to all – both your weakness which only finds strength against those you were meant to protect, and the forcefulness of your Northern counterparts to keep dominating your generation and making you all look as big-time incompetent and incapacitated fools before the steadily watching world. ( Continues below..... )
Photo Above: Map of Igboland. ( Igboland is in Nigeria )
I know how vain man is; how proud and empty can those who found themselves leading in Nigeria be then? The so-called Zik of Africa gave Igbo up for the accursed One-Nigeria but, today, his professor wife is complaining of money for food. Ojukwu refused to take part in the 1966 coup because he was a man of justice. But, by his innocent inaction, Igbo all over what is called Nigeria became the targets of every other Nigerian. And when he discovered that he was in the midst of foes who did not understand anything called justice, he moved to a defensive position. Today, all Igbo are involved witnesses to the torture and vanity of trusting anything Nigeria. The president of the country was and is still supported to the full by entire Igbo nation, yet he has only made political statements to the repeat of the pre-war massacre of Igbo in the North. IBB is chanting another genocide, Sanusi is financing Boko Haram; Northern leaders are defending Boko Haram; Northern lawyers are working to Islamize Nigeria, while Boko Haram itself is burning up everything they can which they perceive as passively or actively against their agenda. While they do all these, the Hausa/Fulani soldiers are busy torturing and killing Igbo in the South-East. My questions to you Igbo leaders are, therefore, these:
1. Who made you leaders when you can’t lead your people rightly – when you can’t defend them and their rights?
2. Why would injustice against Igbo become a legalized character of the Nigerian state where we are a part?
3. Why has a genocide law suit not been instituted against Gowon and the Nigerian government in The Hague – especially having seen and been fully convinced that the Nigerian government is not ignorantly trying everything to diminish or wipe off Igbo nation?
4. Why have you not openly declared that it’s lawful and legal for MASSOB to do what they do, and back them up with every necessary support?
5. Why have you people failed to realize that insults and marginalization to Igbo is insult and marginalization to your self-exulted personalities as well?
6. Do you really believe that Igbo have not been tortured, marginalized and shamed enough in Nigeria to append your signatures to a formal petition for secession from Nigeria to the UN?
7. Are you among those who truly believe that the constant blood-sacrifice of Igbo is what Nigeria needs for success and continuity?
8. Can you not see that this generation of Igbo are masterly being frustrated in Nigeria by the Nigerian government and the Northern warriors in your very eyes? If the government of Nigeria will not protect Igbo in the North, will not allow them their rights in the South-East, and will not build a single Federal presence in Igboland, what more rights to you, Igbo leaders, have to silence and patience on the ill-fated abomination of an amalgam called Nigeria?
9. For how long will a prince serve as a slave in his father’s house; or perhaps you deceive yourselves to think that Igbo youths are weaker than those of the 60s – that we can’t stand our ground? No! It’s you who deprive us, who invite the enemy to invade our privacies.
10. Who bewitched you?
Everything has been said; you cannot be excused. A generation of Igbo who are deadlier against injustice than you can ever imagine are springing up; and you will be the first consumed in justice. I do not have to beg you to do what you were elected or appointed to do – which is to protect the interest of Igbo first and foremost; I have no interest in playing your politics. But I can authoritatively tell all of you who are involved that you cannot escape your due punishment for the wickedness and callous treatments you have continuously meted out on Igbo race. God will adequately judge you and every seed you planted with the blood of your people. God will judge you all and judge those with whom you have entered pacts to destroy your posterity. And God will judge in righteousness and on time. When you sit on the rights of your people and you do nothing about the unabated marginalization of your people even when you have every power to challenge, dismantle it, and open a new chapter for your people, then you are in no way excusable; judgment will eat you and everything you have built through this wickedness up.
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