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Twitter Campaign: Release our Africa Rep. Now!!! IPOB Demand the Immediate Release of George Onyeibe from DSS Dungeon


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IPOB We Demand the Unconditional Release of our Africa Representative George Onyeibe




By Tonye Tyger Amachree IPOB National Coordinator

By the authority vested in me as the IPOB National Coordinator for the entire Biafraland, I Tonye Tyger Amachree demand the immediate and unconditional release of Mr. George Onyeibe who was unlawfully abducted by men of DSS at the early hours of the morning of 22 April 2017 from his home near Igweocha (Port Harcourt) Rivers State. Mazi George Onyeibe is from Agbor in Delta State.

The IPOB African Rep was abducted from his residence in Atali ObioAkpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, beaten to a pulp and had his electronic devices from his home. As I speak, we believe he has been taken to an unknown dungeon owned by Nigeria Department Of State Security Service DSS. They carried out their Gestapo raid with two tinted glass Black Jeep in the early hours of Saturday being the 22nd of April 2017.


I Mr. Tonye Tamuno Tiger Amachree from Ijaw view this latest provocation as unlawful and detrimental to the well-being of everyone including DSS. Illegal arrests and detention has come to define this criminally insane APC government of Buhari. It is now crystal clear to the world that Buhari's Islamic Republic of Nigeria does not mean well for law abiding citizens but would rather prefer armed conflict. I wonder why Lawal Daura will be allowed to impose the very worst form of totalitarianism on ordinary people without any checks and balances. The Indigenous People Of Biafra have been found nothing to be an illegal organisation so why the midnight raids and abductions.

To me the days of keeping mute over the clampdown on Biafrans, to me no longer exist. This form of heavy handedness will only make us stronger and deepen the unity between South East and Niger Delta which will result in the coming of Biafra. We are not just sending out a warning to the Nigerian Government, but also letting them know we must implement our decision to mobilise all Niger Delta youths to support the emergence of a new Biafra.

I will do everything possible to make sure, IPOB under the supreme leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is protected from the murderous DSS. Mr Onyeibe's abduction will prove to the World that the era of my leadership of IPOB throughout Biafraland will be one of note nonsense and a touch against one of us, is a touch against all.


I am not hiding my identity and will always pronounce it at any given time. I remain Tonye Tyger Tamuno Amachree from Ijaw Biafraland, the release of George Onyeibe must be unconditional and immediate.

IPOB Press Statement!!! BIAFRA RESTORATION IS UNSTOPPABLE: TANKO YAKASSAI CANNOT SPEAK FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE MOUTH



IPOB Press Statement

20 April 2017

BIAFRA RESTORATION IS UNSTOPPABLE: TANKO YAKASSAI CANNOT SPEAK FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE MOUTH

We have taken ample time to dwell on the interview granted by Alhaji Tanko Yakassai and we have most sufficiently subjected the said interview to the forensic analysis of sapient extrapolation. Our aim is not to ridicule but rather to illuminate the darkest recesses of the unattainable ambitions of the core North in relation to Biafra. Let it be said unequivocally that Yakassai's statements are inordinately over-ambitious. The points he raised cancelled out each other, so we see it as being ill-thought out, divergent, and outrightly riotous.

We members of IPOB Worldwide under the leadership and supreme command of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu shall in this rebuttal, endeavour to subject Yakassai's submissions to the utmost intellectual scrutiny, with a view to systematically dismantling his misguided utterances he visited upon unfortunate Nigerians not knowledgeable enough to appreciate the contradictions inherent in his postulates.  
We find it a convenient starting point to note that in Biafraland people of Yakassai’s age, in times gone by, are accorded great respect for their characteristic wisdom which comes with age. This elevates such elderly individuals to the rare altitude of ‘sages’. The sapient judgment and effulgent wisdom usually radiated by people of Yakassai’s age command immeasurable respect from all and sundry in the by-gone era of truth and wisdom. Unfortunately this is no longer the case these days as our elders no longer speak the truth or are too terrified to do so for fear of upsetting their paymasters. What we have now are old men without honour nor conscience. Elderly men who shouldn't be afraid to speak the truth are now afraid to stand up to speak the truth and damn the consequences.

Most unfortunately, the deeply regrettable poverty of thought encapsulated in Yakassai’s Saturday interview in the Sun newspaper confirmed our long held suspicion that, even in the evening of his life, that rare class of ‘sages’ to which he ought to belong, has eluded him. Such a life-time misfortune is his own cross to bear, it cannot detain us here.

Sufficient to note that we shall not allow ourselves to be drawn into the fray of rants with which Yakassai corrupted the interview he granted. Such use of avoidable gutter language like his reference to 'irritants', have most shamefully grounded and graded him among the street urchins, scallywags and rapscallions of the North, despite his age.

We earlier observed that the entire landscape of his interview was riddled with self-contradictions. We now shall proceed to deploy our fine tooth comb in sifting out the chaff from the grain.

In one breath, the 'Elder Statesman' as they love to be called, made so many affirmations about the undeniable spirit of excellence resident in this Biafra nation and spoke glowingly of the Igbo tribe. Hear him; "The Igbo are the most hardworking people, not only in Nigeria, but in Africa. It is that hard work that made the Igbo, for example, when it comes to commuter transportation in Nigeria, everybody has surrendered to the Igbo, so also in the areas of building materials, electrical and electronics, vehicle spare parts, pharmaceuticals, stationery, etc… In the next 100 years, the Igbo through their hard work would be a dominating force not only in the West Africa but in Africa."

Yakassai bemoaned the absence of good leadership as being responsible for the terrible state of the Nigerian economy, the general disgraceful and retrogressive state of affairs prevalent in Nigeria today. In these self-indicting words; "....with good leadership – leadership with vision and plan, and one day God will give us such leadership. It is leadership that makes India what it is today, likewise China. It was leadership that made Nigeria what it was before."
Having first laudably admitted that the economy of the Biafran nation is undeniably resilient and one that has the plenitude and latitude of capacity to determine the future of the entire Africa in the next 100 years, this Northern "Elder Statesman" even took the notch higher by admitting massive and corrosive failure of leadership by the Northern dominated apparatus of governance in Nigerian. He finally iced the cake for the Biafran Nation with his loud affirmation of the existence of the right to self-determination by retorting that "nobody is saying that the right is not enshrined". Having come this far, the only inescapable inference is the concurrence of the "Elder Statesman" with the inexorable factual situation that referendum is the last lap for the completion of the Biafran Project.

However, instead of channeling his energy towards advising the Government of the day, led and peopled by his Hausa-Fulani kinsmen, to lend its institutional weight as required of it under extant International Laws, in completing the cycle of Biafran Restoration, he rather somersaulted and started entertaining fears that it might not be well for IPOB in our promised land of Biafra. This is clearly taking a position parallel to the one he took earlier. Hear him now: "Kanu and his friends are just irritants. They are saying what they are saying just to make some people annoyed; they just want to annoy people in power. They are not serious. What homework did they do to convince people that they would be better off in Biafra? How do you think that Governor Wike will agree to be with Biafra; how do you think that Governor Okowa will surrender Delta to Biafra?"

The question might then be asked, what is Kanu and his followers saying? Our answer is very simple. In view of the decadent values, collapsed infrastructure, visionless, massively corrosive, endemically corrupt, retrogressive and directionless leadership prevalent in Nigeria today; where destructive tribalism, ethnic jingoism, religious extremism, uncaged state sponsored marauding terrorists in Fulani herdsmen prowling the land freely, unending terror campaign by Nigerian Army,  Police against innocent law abiding citizens, weak compromised judiciary, ever depreciating and sinking currency, overwhelming and galloping inflation, poverty and frustration induced suicides of citizens, we are poised to restore our nation Biafra, which Yakassai correctly identified as holding the economic salvation of the entire Africa in the next fifty to a hundred years. That is what "Kanu and his friends" are saying. What problem does Elder Yakassai have with this noble ambition, the right of which he affirmed exists in us.

At this juncture, we are compelled to ask the 'Elder Statesman' why Nigeria’s problem is lack of leadership? It is of great interest to note that this leadership problem correctly identified by the 'Elder Statesman' has perennially remained the bane of good governance in Nigeria since the British left in 1960, so much so that nobody needs to be lectured by 'Elder' Yakassai as if it was a new truth recently discovered by the APC Government. After all, many decades ago, our own departed sage and literary legend Prof. Chinua Achebe arrived at this same diagnosis in his essay, ‘The Problem with Nigeria.’

The truth of the matter is that Biafra, when fully restored, would not be scourged with the yoke of visionless leadership we see today plaguing this British created contraption Nigeria. This same Nigeria even till today, has continued to sprinkle its bewildered despondent citizens with the callous ashes of untold misery, disillusionment, class frustration, economic wretchedness, biting poverty, and most recently suicides. This is the only gift Nigeria has to offer to millions of its citizens, painfully miserable life and premature death. To add insult to injury, the government of Nigeria responsible for this level of untold misery and shame are run by Yakassai’s kinsmen Hausa-Fulani.

We have it on record that 'Elder' Tanko Yakassai, has served as Liaison Officer to President Shehu Shagari. This is a man who informed us in this same interview that “I was never sent to school. I was taken to school, after one week they removed me till today; all I got was through my personal efforts. You can imagine if I were privileged to acquire formal education, you know where I was going to stop?" Good Lord! Why would Nigeria not continue to grapple with leadership failure when men of limited education as 'Elder' Yakassai, who by his own admission never acquired any formal education, could suddenly rise to the position of a Liaison Officer to the President. How damning! The world can now see the quality of people advising Buhari and why the economy is in such an awful mess.

Instead of naively waiting in vain, with the likes of 'Elder' Yakassai in  power, for God to come down from heaven and do for us that which he has given us the ability to do for ourselves, we IPOB have determined to restore the nation of Biafra by the grace of God. A nation where all these ills bedevilling Nigeria today can no longer haunt us. We are irrevocably committed to correcting all these ills with a steely resolve, grit and determination unmatched in the history of black civilisation. Those Hausa Fulani children and youths begging on the streets of Kano, Sokoto and Zaria today will be provided meaningful jobs and education in Biafraland should they choose to migrate southwards upon the emergence of Biafra as an independent nation. In Biafra there will be no discrimination of any sort, regardless of status or place of origin. Once you make it to Biafraland from anywhere in the world, you are a free person, valued and respected because you are a human being not an animal. In Biafra, all will be free from persecution and molestation. 

In this Biafra of our dreams, round pegs will be put in round holes. The best shall lead the rest. It is abecedarian that one cannot walk both sides of the street. 'Elder' Tanko Yakassai cannot have it both ways. It is too late to save Nigeria as presently constituted by the British.

SIGNED:

Dr. Ikenna Chinaka
Mrs Grace Ukpai


IPOB Spokespersons

IPOB RESPONSE TO BRITISH ENVOY MR. PAUL ARKWRIGHT ON THE ISSUE OF ONE NIGERIA AND BIAFRA

PAUL ARKWRIGHT AND THE INDIVISIBILITY  OF NIGERIA: A LESSON IN INTERNATIONAL LAW

We Indigenous People of Biafra  (IPOB) worldwide led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to state that the substance of this press statement is traceable to the diplomatic blunder committed by no less a person than the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, His Excellency, Mr. Paul Arkwright recently in Kogi State of Nigeria where he was reported to have delivered a public lecture on the topic: "Brexit: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities for Nigeria" at the Federal University, Lokoja, on Thursday, 6th April, 2017.

Asked about the position of Britain on the groups pushing for independence from Nigeria, the envoy said the UK remained firm in its support for one Nigeria. We have therefore taken time to painstakingly analyse this statement credited to the British Envoy and we find it very unfortunate and distasteful that a seasoned diplomat of Mr. Arkwright’s standing could have displayed such ignorance of international law and protocol.

From our very careful observation, we are of the view that two factors could have been responsible for Mr. Arkwright’s uncharacteristic diplomatic blunder. The first that immediately comes to mind is ignorance and the second, which is equally unfortunate, even more so than the first, is mischief. Riding on these assumptions, we shall now take the liberty of this press statement to address these two possible inadequacies which His Excellency might be suffering from and to clear every doubt his stance may have engendered in the minds of a largely undiscerning and docile populace.

PRESUMED IGNORANCE:

We would want to presume that the statement of Mr. Arkwright may have been influenced by that opening phrase in the Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (Nigerian) 1999 Constitution which reads as follows: “We the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Having firmly and solemnly resolved, to live in unity and harmony as one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign nation under God,…”
We make haste therefore to inform Mr. Arkwright that even the most poorly lettered man on the streets of Lokoja (venue of Mr. Arkwright’s public lecture) agree that the Amended Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar 1999 Constitution lied about itself and that the first lie in that Constitution is the wasteful phrase: “We the people”.

It is the duty of IPOB to clear the illusions  this deceptive phrase might have planted in the pliable mind of Mr. Arkwright and others like him. No doubt, the above phrase seeks to convey the misleading impression that ordinary people of Nigeria willingly in a conference, meeting or assembly convened by Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar somewhere in Abuja in 1999 agreed to vest immutable non-negotiable sovereignty on the Nigerian nation through the instrumentality of the said 1999 Constitution. This is a blatant lie, deception and fraud concocted by self serving individuals in Nigeria to deceive themselves and those not enlightened enough to know what is being done in their name.

Not minding the obvious limitations and inherent defects of the Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar 1999 Constitution by virtue of the lie "We the people....." preamble, we recognise the centrality of sovereignty in the field of International law. However, as rigid and important as this concept may be to the proponents of One Nigeria, it still admits and recognises some notable exceptions. It is therefore not immutable and cannot as a result be construed in absolute terms. In other words, sovereignty of states under international law is not cast in iron and can be broken or dissolved.

The point IPOB is making here is to the effect that, in the exercise of the sovereign powers bestowed on it, an artificial creation like the  Nigerian state or indeed any other country, can limit its own sovereignty or surrender a part of same. The truth as it stands today is that the Nigerian state, has out of its own volition already surrendered Nigerian sovereignty over Bakassi Peninsular, which therefore enables any part of Nigeria or section thereof to secede when they so decide, contrary to the wishes and ambitions of the neo-colonialists like  Mr. Arkwright. This is equally true and remains same for even Great Britain whom Mr. Arkwright represents in Nigeria. Let us explain.

We will use English judicial authorities to convey the message home to the British  Envoy before we turn to the Nigerian judicial authorities. In the case of Blackburn vs. Attorney-General,  Court of Appeal (Civil Division) [1971] EWCA Civ J0510-2, [1971] 1 WLR 1037 where Mr. Blackburn was concerned about the application of Her Majesty's government to join the European Common Market by seeking to sign up to the Treaty of Rome. He brought two actions against Her Majesty's Government Edward Heath  through the then Attorney-General, in which he sought declarations to the effect that, by signing the Treaty of Rome, Her Majesty's Government will surrender in part the sovereignty of The Crown in Parliament (British people) forever. He canvassed the view that in so doing the Government will be acting in breach of the law. Mr. Blackburn pointed out that many regulations made by the European Economic Community will become automatically binding on the people of Great Britain: and that all the Courts of  Great Britain, including the House of Lords, will have to follow the decisions of a foreign European Court in certain defined respects, including the drafting of the Treaty itself. To buttress his point Mr. Blackburn made reference to an earlier decision by the Court of Common Market Costa v. E. N. E. L. ( 1964 Common Market Law Reports, 425) in February, 1964, in which the European Court in its judgment said that:
".….the member states, albeit within limited spheres, have restricted their sovereign rights and created a body of law applicable both to their nationals and to themselves".

When this contention over the sanctity of sovereignty came before the Court of Appeal in England, a majority of the panel of judges (Lord Denning dissenting) reasoned and held that the power to enter into Treaties was itself a power of the Crown acting on advice from ministers. In simple terms, it means that sovereignty can indeed be tampered with by a government and as such cannot be held to be sacrosanct.

THE POSITION WITH THE NIGERIA STATE:
There is no doubt that the Nigerian Head of State (President) has the powers to enter into treaties with foreign nations (both bilateral and multilateral) which is binding on the whole Nigerian state. Section 12 of the Amended Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar 1999 Constitution has laid down the procedure for the domestication of such treaties as a condition precedent to their activation as a law in Nigeria. There is no question regarding the binding nature of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (providing among others for the right to self-determination) on the Nigerian state. Equally true is the fact that not only that Nigeria is a signatory to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the Nigerian Parliament has entrenched the said Charter as part of the corpus juris of the country by way of domestication in compliance with the dictates of section 12 of the Constitution earlier referred to. It should be noted that Article 20 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Right most lucidly proclaims in clear language that:
“All peoples shall have the right to existence. They shall have the unquestionable and inalienable right to self-determination. They shall freely determine their political status and shall pursue their economic and social development according to the policy they have freely chosen.”

As we earlier stated, the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Right became part of Nigerian laws by virtue of African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Ratification and Enforcement Act), Cap 10, Laws of the Federation (LFN), 1990. The status of this very important legislation came up for interpretation before the Nigerian Supreme Court in the case of Abacha vs. Fawehinmi (2001) 51 WRN 29; (2000) 6 NWLR 228, (2002) 3 LRC 296, (2001) 1 CHR 95. In answering that crucial question, Justice Ogundare (of blessed memory) delivering the lead judgment of the full panel of the Nigerian Supreme Court had this to say:

“Where, however, the treaty is enacted into law by the National Assembly, as was the case with the African Charter which is incorporated into our municipal (i.e. domestic) law by the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act Cap. 10 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990 (hereinafter is referred to simply as Cap. 10), it becomes binding and our Courts must give effect to it like all other laws falling within the Judicial power of the Courts. By Cap. 10 the African Charter is now part of the laws of Nigeria and like all other laws the Courts must uphold it. The Charter gives to citizens of member states of the Organisation of African Unity rights and obligations, which rights and obligations are to be enforced by our Courts, if they must have any meaning… No doubt Cap. 10 is a statue with international flavour. Being so, therefore, I would think that if here is a conflict between it and another statue, its provisions will prevail over those of that other statue for the reason that it is presumed that the legislature does not intend to breach an international obligation. To this extent I agree with their Lordships of the Court below that the Charter possesses "a greater vigour and strength" than any other domestic statue.”

It is important to point out that the provision of Section 12 of the Nigerian Constitution declaring null and void any treaty entered between Nigeria and any other country/countries will not acquire the force of law in Nigeria until domesticated, holds no water in international law, nor before International Courts/Tribunals. What this simply means is that the Nigerian state cannot, under any conceivable circumstance, resign from its obligation to honour any international treaty it freely entered into by citing its anachronistic domestic laws as a defence. In other words, Nigeria cannot point to its own domestic laws as constituting a limitation to the fulfilment of its obligation under any international treaty it freely entered into. Put more correctly, domestic laws cannot be allowed to constitute a drag on the operation of foreign laws under which a state party has undertaken to fulfil international obligations. Indeed, this is the heart and soul of Article 7 of the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties under International law.

The argument put up by the Government of Nigeria to the effect that Bakassi Peninsula could not be yielded up to Cameroun on the principal ground that section 12 of the Nigerian Constitution would need to be complied with so as to effectively delete Bakassi as a Local Government by way of Constitutional amendment was roundly rejected by the International Court of Justice. (See generally Cameroon v. Nigeria, ICJ Reports, 2002, pp. 303, 346.) Today, Bakassi Peninsula, formerly of Cross-Rivers State of Nigeria, is no more a Nigerian territory even without any constitutional amendment. The Nigerian Supreme Court has now accepted this position as a correct representation of the law binding on the Nigerian state.

A practical demonstration of this acceptance is made manifest in the case of Attorney-General of Cross-Rivers State vs. Attorney-General of the Federation and Anor (2005) 15 NWLR (Pt.947) pg 71 where the effect of the ICJ judgment on the erstwhile littoral segment of Cross-River State was captured thus;

“The effect of the judgment of the International Court of Justice dated 10/10/2002 on the land and maritime boundary between Nigeria and Cameroun is that it has wiped off what use to be the estuarine sector of Cross River State as a result of which the State is hemmed in by the new international boundary between Nigeria and Cameroun. That being the case, there seems to not be any estuarine boundary between Akwa Ibom State and Cross River State with the result that Cross River no longer has a seaward boundary.”

In fact, in a later 2012 case of Attorney-General of Cross-Rivers State vs. Attorney-General of the Federation and Anor, the Supreme Court (SC.250/2009), speaking through Rhodes-Vivour, J.S.C.,  was more punchy when it eloquently declared with a tone of finality that;

“This Court has no jurisdiction to decide ownership of oil wells located on oil rich Bakasi Peninsula for the simple reason that Bakasi Peninsula is foreign territory. It is Cameroun land. Supreme Court jurisdiction is restricted to Nigeria land.”

SUMMATION:

The jurisprudential beacon offered by the galaxy of authorities examined above leaves us with the only conviction that Mr. Paul Arkwright’s position is out of tune with contemporary realities which reflects poorly on his standing as a seasoned diplomat. He must work hard to redeem his image which is being seen by many concerned Africans as one steeped in gross incompetence devoid of any intellectual depth. A good starting point will be for him to acknowledge that this Nigerian state as presently constituted, created by his fellow countryman Frederick Luggard, has voluntarily, by domesticating Article 20 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Right, accepted to give fillip to any section of the country wishing to secede by facilitating the exercise of that undeniable right through referendum as was recently done in the United Kingdom, where Mr. Arkwright comes from and is representing, regarding Scotland.
The second duty on the part of Mr. Paul Arkwright is for him to wake up to his real duties by impressing upon the Nigerian Government the imperative of discharging its obligation (under UN Declaration and African Charter) of facilitating a referendum for a peaceful Biafra exit from Nigeria.

It is our hope that Mr. Paul Arkwright appreciates this new reality, otherwise we would be forced to draw the alternative inference that he set out ab initio to cause mischief and test the will and resolve of IPOB. This would be most unfortunate if it were to be so since the pervasive consequences of such an action will not spare anyone trying to subvert the will of the Biafran people. For record purposes, the Conservative Party led British Government of Theresa May has nothing to fear from the emergence of Biafra, after all we Biafrans are the most Anglophile of all races in Africa. Should Mr. Arkwright continue to pursue his flawed and misguided adventure of insisting on the indivisibility of their 'One Nigeria', it would be fatal and suicidal because we would never ever stop until Biafra is liberated. We wish to stop here.

SIGNED:
Dr. Ikenna Chinaka
Mrs Grace Ukpai

IPOB Spokespersons

Biafra or Black Emancipation: Opening the eyes of black people -the Biafra problem is the British


I have followed closely the recent Biafra agitations and the comments for and against as well as the belief that Biafra only came in 1967 or that Biafra is only Igbo or landlocked.

I want to tell all of us that Biafra problem is not Hausa/Fulani, it is not Igbo, Ijaw, Efik, Ibibio or Yoruba -the Biafra problem is the British trying to enslave Black people and using the Hausa/Fulani to achieve that.

As surprised as many of you might be, let us put common sense to task here.

1. When the British first arrived in Africa, they met Biafrans and they were addressed as such and slaves that shipped from that area were categorized as coming from the bight of Biafra. Biafra then covered all of what they call today SE/SS but not Benin.

However, the British had difficulties colonizing Biafrans as they all resisted the British Lording it over them from Igbo to Ijaw and from Urhobo to Itshekiri -they all rejected colonialism. You can imagine how humiliated the British felt that black monkeys and slaves rejected their superiority.

Eventually Biafra was conquered and subsequently made a British protectorate on 30th June 1849. The British succeeded in conquering Benin and made it a British protectorate on February 1st 1852.Biafra and Benin protectorates were amalgamated on 6th August 1861, same day that Lagos and its neighbourhood were annexed by the British. http://www.worldstatesmen.org/Nigeria.htm

However, the British may have decided to punish both the Biafrans and the Benins for rejecting their superiority.

Seeing the Hausa/Fulani as willing tools to be used as house slaves against the field slaves. This is why you notice Biafra throws up a lot of bad bile from the north more than anywhere else.

You may think it has something to do with oil because Adekunle Black Scorpion said, “I have learned a word from the British, which is “sorry”! That’s how I want to respond to your question. I want to win this war for the sake of Nigeria crude oil. Therefore I have to kill the enemies to win this war. Sorry!” - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Adekunle

If you think it’s just about crude oil, remember that the North planned to secede with their Araba before the British incited them from secession to war and here is your reference from Michael Gould “The Biafran War” p.43 stated: “Cumming –Bruce was able to persuade the Emirs that secession would be an economic disaster”. As the British high commissioner Sir Cumming Bruce himself testified p.43 “it wasn’t on the face of it easy to get them (the North) to change, but I managed to do it overnight. I drafted letters to the British Prime Minister, to send to Gowon as Nigerian Head of State, and for my Secretary of State (Michael Stewart) to send letters to each of the Emirs. I wrote an accompanying letter to each of them because I knew them personally. I drafted all these and they all came back to me duly authorized to push at once. The whole thing was done overnight and it did the trick of stopping them (the North) dividing Nigeria up.”(Nwobu, 2013) http://www.irishdemocrat.co.uk/features/biafra/

To understand British treachery --from the effort they put to talk the north out of secession, does it look like the British had nothing to gain? If you think they really liked the north -is the north not worse today than it was then? Can anyone name one good thing the British has ever done for the north?

Please don’t get me wrong because you might turn to say - they help them become President and do coup and launder money in Britain, but remember Fredrick Lugard described black Africans like this: "He loves the display of power, but fails to realize its responsibility." Don’t you think they are deceiving the Hausa/Fulani with power based on Lugard’s description above?

2. The Biafran War: As clear as it is that the British incited the Hausa/Fulani for that war, for the doubting Thomases we can look at the role of the BBC then and now. Read this 1968 article and the scanned Newspaper pages there http://goo.gl/dbd1k2

The BBC avoided mentioning Biafra but preferred calling it a secessionist state. It is the same position they have today. IF YOU THINK IT WAS SECESSION OR CORRECT -how come the people that wanted to secede are now ready to die to stay? How come the British that knew the History of Biafra suddenly feign ignorance and pretend that Biafra never existed before they came? http://goo.gl/aQbYGf

Assuming you still don’t see the British serpent as a fraudster yet, let’s look at another issue.

3. BBC Hausa Service - One thing the British says every time is "The North is poor". This is a deceitful mantra that they used to get the trust of the North and continue to destroy black people with it. When BBC Hausa is targeted at them -Is it not to brainwash them? Does the BBC do any advert in BBC Hausa service? Does the BBC Hausa service generate anything called revenue that you know? If not what do you think they do with it? You may debate that it is because Hausa language is spoken outside Nigeria; is Yoruba not spoken outside Nigeria too? Even by population - are Yoruba not more? What does the British intend to gain from the Broadcasts?

4. BIAFRA AND THE "FEAR" IT GENERATES: You may have noticed that based on perception Biafra generates a kind of aura that no other issue in Nigeria generates -why? Please don’t say it’s because of the war because even those who did not fight the war or experience the war feel the same way. It is also not the crude oil or the SE/SS crap engineered by them-it is purely the ability of the British to "control and incite black people and sway our perception" If you doubt this "think back two year ago if anyone would have voted for Buhari? Yes some will but how did he suddenly become a British darling? From someone removed from power by the British to a British darling" how did they change our perception? If you doubt this -how come no other name elicits the type of aura that Biafra carries? Lower Niger Congress has the same goal to create a state from the SE/SS separate from Nigeria, how come no one even shakes when they are talked about? A northerner that sells Sugar Cane can fight you for saying Biafra even when he has never seen crude oil before and never tasted oil money --how come?

5. BIAFRA and Component Units - One other very critical aspect of the British treachery is the idea that Biafra is only Ibos and sometimes only South East. You will notice this thing in their reporting too especially BBC. The reason is likely because they struggled to defeat the Biafrans as they all rejected colonialism and are afraid of such unity. If you think it was really oil, then how come they stopped buying oil under Jonathan? I think it is about black subjugation and slavery. Assuming we agree that it is only Igbos, we remember that the last President of Biafra was not Igbo, so why do they want to stick with the lie? TO UNDERSTAND HOW THEY SEE BIAFRA - REMEMBER OBASANJO'S TWEET AT THE ELECTION WHERE HE SAID THE SE/SS? That’s exactly how they view the region but they pretend.

6. LANDLOCK IDEOLOGY -The British imposed an Air, Land and Sea Blockade of Biafra during the war --what was British interest? You will notice Biafra was only recognized by black countries that appreciated Black emancipation, the oyibos played hide and seek why? The people in Port Harcourt had their houses stolen in what they said was "removing all traces of Igbo from Port Harcourt", why was that? Assuming you still don’t understand how bad the British are, you will notice a similar resentment to Biafra as the Rivers people had towards Igbos --why? But the Kogi side did not have that as well as the Ibibio side. Port Harcourt was formerly known as Igwe Ocha before the British renamed it. This was where they exported palm oil, limestone, groundnuts, coal from after slavery ended. Why is it that they peddle the lies knowing there was nothing like Niger Delta or SS when they were resisted by the Biafrans and Benins?

7. ELECTIONS AND JONATHANS TREATMENT - Many of you believe the crap of corruption. Some may have seen a video of Cameron telling the type of lies Oshiomhole and their group tell that they noticed that oil companies were underpaying Nigeria to the tune of 850 Million or something like that. Have you wondered what the prime minister would be doing with Nigerian accounts statements? Have you wondered why they did not mention the names of the companies? Don’t get me wrong but note that the British feel blacks are brainless and if you have ever lived in UK you can attest to that. They treated Jonathan like a Biafran because contrary to our arguments as Nigerians, they have documentations, they have maps and they know where the Biafra they fought with was. Their treaties were signed by things like chiefs of Itshekiri and Biafra so even if you said you are not a Biafran -that’s your local profile.

In any election, they provide the Hausa/Fulani a security report of who and who has sentiments for liberty and such a person can never win an election. Ideally they handpick candidates. Okowa won in Delta state tribunal because he is considered a lesser evil than Ogboru if you remember the Orkar coup. An average Hausa/Fulani believes whatever they say however they say it, that was why when Buhari came in with Idiagbon then and tried Umaru Dikko, something happened to him. To say "I am loyal". Unfortunately, for Jonathan, they do not trust anyone from that axes. You may say, we voted him in 2010/2011 - they sway perception, make the candidate popular and then produce a result. Those results you see are fake.

8. REAL BIAFRA and BIAFRA IN THE News - The British see the entire area as Biafra but apply the divide and rule in the news. After the war - Lagos port was congested which they put Adekunle to oversee, why did they not consider Warri, Port Harcourt or Akwa Ibom? The same ideology of "they are Biafrans and they fought the British those days". They may not say it. When Jonathan won, corpers were killed in the North, why did the same Northerners not kill anyone when Obasanjo won? Is Obasanjo a Northerner? What I cannot say is how the British is able to do it but just note that it is done by them. Overtime they have been able to brainwash Northerners with BBC Hausa and watch all their arguments are the same -meanwhile someone is telling you Igbo is landlocked and yet in his "unlandlocked", Nigeria Igbos cannot use ports outside Lagos so what use is the landlocking they are talking about?


9. MAGINALIZATION OF IGBOS AND THE SOUTH-SOUTH

Many Igbos argue out of ignorance on the marginalization thing and are as blind as the so called Niger Delta. One thing the Niger Delta thinks is the oil but never ask if they are enjoying the oil. The Rivers axes gets companies built for oil exploration but few Niger Deltans work there. However, for those that remember circa 1976, oil was discovered in what was then Imo State, they quickly organized a boundary adjustment and ceded the oil patch to River state. This was 6 years after Igbos were given 20 pounds, but before you blame the Hausa/Fulani -have you wondered who is behind it?

In 1979 if you remember Northern students staged a violent protest accusing the federal government of conspiring against them and attempting to maintain the education gap across the regions. This saw the introduction of quota in admission to universities -Quota 40%, States quota 30% Catchment and discretion 10% HAVE YOU WONDERED WHERE THESE NORTHERNERS GET THEIR STATISTICS FROM?

Someone incites them and it is likely the British using their leaders.

Other ways Igbos are marginalized include

1. Using the residual, concurrent and exclusive lists to control development. Example when a road is put in the Exclusive list, even when erosion is cutting it, there is nothing anyone can do because it is Federal road. The governor can shout, people curse him but remember he was handpicked because he is not expected to talk too much.

2. There is no federal infrastructure in the entire South East.

3. The SE and many parts of the SS are being strangled to encourage migration that will eventually expel all of them from that area. It’s a continuous process because the British has been at war with Biafra since they arrived the bight of Biafra.

4. No serious business is allowed to thrive in the SE/SS and if you remember Obasanjo nearly killed Ibeto, you remember Savannah bank and the likes of Slok and Sosoliso? These are scripts played by the British but executed by Nigerians. Why will someone who wants his country to develop agree to close a company with 500 people employed in it because he hates the MD?

5. The SE as a region is the only region that does not benefit anything at all from the federal government. I know you will quickly jump to the fraudulent allocation. Just note that the money the federal government makes from that region outside the oil is more than it gets back. Example: No LGA in the entire South East can cope with only one secondary school. However, Imo state is an oil producing state but Borno gets more money than Imo state. Borno has a Local Government that has only one Secondary school like Chibok and it belongs to the Federal Government. Now in WAEC Parents from Imo state will pay for almost 30000 students to register for WAEC --Borno will pay for 3000 students - how far now?

(ii) The SE/SS has more immigrants outside than any other region, they pay more for passports to the Federal Government what do they gain? They pay more for Nigerian Visas what do they gain?

(III)The SE/SS migrate more than any other region, all the embassies are in Lagos and Abuja, many Biafrans have died to go get their visa from Lagos or Abuja -Again what do they gain from Nigeria?

(iv) The South East never had an international airport since the war and has suffered more to travel than any region, many have died in the Process and without Nigeria and the fraud of travelling from Lagos or Abuja they will still be alive today.

(v) The SE imports more than any region but the revenue accrues to Lagos and they have to now pay to bring their goods back to the SE whereas there is a PH, Akwa Ibom and Warri that could have been used- What have they gained from Nigeria?

(vi) A SS/SE will struggle sell land, sell car borrow and travel abroad and ships a container, the same federal government that is useless to them is waiting to collect duty for another state. What have they gained.

(vii) They struggle, travel and remit money and they have to still pay charges to the same Nigeria that has not done anything for them - What have they gained?

6. Igbos have a higher population than the Nigerian state allocates them. Every system that is based on honesty will allow you at least know your number and plan but census is in the exclusive list i.e. only Federal Government can do it--why?

I can go on and on but you will still see that Many SE/SS blindly do not notice that they are being strangled.

7. NIGERIA -MEDIOCRITY AND LIES - The Hausa/Fulani has a different system from the Biafrans. They believe that saying something should make it be example: If Buhari says you are corrupt then you are corrupt. They work more with perception than facts. They believe that if you have 3 children and say you have 20 then you have 20. Example: Recently after deceiving everyone that Buhari was coming to fight corruption. They needed to appoint Amaechi even after Buhari had said he won’t appoint those with corruption dents. All they needed to do was issue a statement that Amaechi is now a saint and that’s it. They do not believe in facts and figures per se but perception. - http://goo.gl/n37cil

This system is alien to the SE/SS but if you notice the same Hausa/Fulani mounted a campaign for death penalty for looters. You will now wonder why a poor region will not ask for the money to be returned but instead would want people killed. Then you think it’s a joke, they cook up documents and say you are corrupt and that's it - you are killed. You might think they are joking but that's what they want.

8. LACK OF HONESTY AND TRANSPARENCY - You may have noticed that everything about Nigeria is a lie. You already know how the British contributed to the census lies, engineered the denial of Biafra as being in existence before they came http://www.worldstatesmen.org/Nigeria.htm

The British engineered and sponsored the perception based allegation of corruption against GEJ. If you doubt can they do such in their place without asking for evidence?

There is nothing in Nigeria that you can say is an honest process and that is why they are grinding to a halt. You may have noticed also that with the coming of Buhari election rigging has returned. Yiu may think oh no, I am APC today, no nation can make progress with such a system and unfortunately the Hausa/Fulani are exactly what Lugard said here "He lacks the power of organization, and is conspicuously deficient in the management and control alike of men or business" IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT YOU THINK; THEY ARE ALL BRAINWASHED BY THE BRITISH AND THE BBC AND ALL THEY SEE IS OIL. If they were taking the oil and using it to be like Dubai will anyone complain? Here is how Lugard described the scenario "In brief, the virtues and defects of this race-type are those of attractive children, whose confidence when it is won is given ungrudgingly as to an older and wiser superior and without envy"

SO IF THE BRITISH WAKES UP TOMORROW AND SAY TO THEM REMOVE PHYSICS FROM YOUR SCHOOLS BECAUSE IT WILL HELP IGBOS TO DEVELOP FASTER THAN YOU-They just do that. Has anyone seen one good thing the British did for the North before? They were mandated to get the oil producing states and install a stooge and that’s what you see in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states. Upon the fallen price of oil, don’t be surprise oil will stop selling but the Hausa/Fulani will still be ready to kill people for it. ATIKU SAID THEY WILL DO THAT IN MAY http://goo.gl/uPJ7t2

In summary -The Biafra question is a British making and nothing more. If you doubt ask yourself - Why do I hate anyone for supporting Biafra? I mean there is nothing wrong with secession, it’s happening in Britain so why is the Biafra question different? If you think oil is the issue as you thought, how come no one wants to talk about it? At least only oil revenue will be shared, the rest the states can manage? Some people say instead of secession why don’t we do re-organization but ask yourself which agitation have we not seen since the war, which one did they agree to change? Why can’t Nigeria start with limited autonomy? Scotland in UK has a different pounds and parliament and FA but still wants to secede -why?

The long and short of the British fraud is that blacks are still slaves and they divided us into two-the house slaves and field slaves. The 1967 Biafra restoration was like a recaptured slave and how can a black monkey undo what the British did? They could not believe it. YOU PROBABLY HEAR GOWON AND OTHERS SAYING OJUKWU SHOULD HAVE SURRENDERED EARLY, IF BUHARI IS DOING WHAT HE IS DOING TODAY BECAUSE HE WAS DECLARED WINNER IN AN ELECTION, DO YOU NOW SEE WHY THEY STOLE PEOPLES HOUSES AND MONEY? The land Buhari owns in Port Harcourt that he said he does not know where it is, is probably one of the houses they stole but they will blame it on Ijaws or Ikwerres.

Before you criticise Biafra please take time and ask "Is Biafra different from Scotland and the UK? When they say loss of property and so on remind them there are Igbos in Ghana and Cameroon and in London and New York - they have not lost their property and we are not one country with them. The House slaves normally sabotage every effort of the field slaves to be free - you have to choose which one you are but don’t think we are free -the British uses the Hausa/Fulani to enslave everyone. - http://combatgenocide.org/?page_id=90


Don Tommy

IPOB Press Statement!! ‘CHARLES IBEKWE’ AND HIS IDIOTIC TIRADES AGAINST IPOB: A DISPASSIONATE ANALYSIS OF WHY BIAFRANS ARE AGAINST BURATAI’S KANGAROO PANEL OF ENQUIRY


IPOB Press Statement

9 April 2017

‘CHARLES IBEKWE’ AND HIS IDIOTIC TIRADES AGAINST IPOB: A DISPASSIONATE ANALYSIS OF WHY BIAFRANS ARE AGAINST BURATAI’S KANGAROO PANEL OF ENQUIRY

It is with confounding befuddlement that we read a piece fraudulently ascribed to one mischievous character that choose to be contented with the mask of ‘Charles Ibekwe’ claiming to be of Biafrian descent. But for the susceptibility of many undiscerning members of the public who might fall for his unconscionable antics, we would not have spared an ounce of energy in dismembering his poorly rehearsed tale of raw falsehoods dripping with ghoulish assassination of immutable historical facts.

In 1918 US Senator Hiram Warren Johnson is purported to have said: The first casualty when war comes is truth. However, this was not recorded. In 1928 Arthur Ponsonby's wrote: That 'When war is declared, truth is the first casualty'. (Refer to Falsehood in Wartime). It was Samuel Johnson who first confirmed that: 'Among the calamities of war may be jointly numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehoods which interest dictates and credulity encourages. (Refer to The Idler, 1758).

We IPOB, knowing fully well that our decisive struggle to restore the Great Biafrian nation is now at a very critical stage, are not surprised that the sworn-enemies of Biafra will stop at nothing in attempting to derail our avowed course. Be that as it may, we will always continue to be gracious in taking the unrepentant and the irredeemably daft like ‘Charles Ibekwe’, Joe Igbokwe of Lagos and the intellectually incoherent Rudolph Okonkwo of Sharia Reporters to the International law lecture hall. In charting the course of this rebuttal, it is important to stress that all the hullabaloo encircling General Buratai’s kangaroo Army Panel of Inquiry vis-à-vis our quest to restore Biafra can only be properly appreciated from the standpoint of International law and human rights observed and practiced by all civilized nations of the world.

This can only be so because issues touching on secession are borne out of the exercise of the right to self-determination whose provenance is only traceable to international law. The second issue of the kangaroo Panel of Inquiry set up by General Buratai to probe the brutal butchery of IPOB members as graphically exposed by the forensic investigation of the Amnesty International is rooted in human rights law. What is more, these twin issues identified above formed the springboard of ‘Charles Ibekwe’s idiotic tales which, according to the legendary William Shakespeare, is full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Instead of addressing his mind to the clear issues raised by the IPOB press release, ‘Charles Ibekwe’ mischievously opted to bifurcate issues through his dubious indulgence in hair splitting in the hope to becloud the thought processes of his poorly educated and undiscerning victims.

It has been said of old that the right to self-determination is a universal one. Historically, in 1966, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the International Covenants on Human Rights. Both these Covenants have an identical first article, declaring inter alia that ‘all peoples have the right to self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status’, while states parties to the instruments ‘shall promote the realisation of the right of self-determination and shall respect that right in conformity with the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations’. The Covenants came into force in 1976 and thus constitute binding provisions as between the parties, but in addition they also may be regarded as authoritative interpretations of several human rights provisions in the Charter, including self-determination.

The 1970 Declaration on Principles of International Law Concerning Friendly Relations can be regarded as constituting an authoritative interpretation of the seven Charter provisions it expounds. The Declaration states inter alia that ‘by virtue of the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, all people have the right freely to determine . . . their political status’ while all states are under the duty to respect this right in accordance with the Charter. (See Malcolm Shaw on The Principles of International law, 6h edition, Pg. 253-257). Resolution 1514 (XV), the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, adopted in 1960 by eighty-nine votes to none, with nine abstentions, stressed that:
“all peoples have the right to self-determination; by virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.”
Even then on the wider plane of international justice system, the International Court of Justice (ICJ, has eloquently put a seal of judicial approval on the foregoing perspicacious proposition of law. For instance, the ICJ in the East Timor (Portugal v. Australia) case authoritatively declared that ‘Portugal’s assertion that the right of peoples to self-determination, as it evolved from the Charter and from United Nations practice, has an erga omnes character, is irreproachable. The Court emphasised that the right of peoples to self-determination was ‘one of the essential principles of contemporary international law’. See: ICJ Reports, 1995, pp. 90, 102; 105 ILR, p. 226.

It is interesting to inform the likes of ‘Charles Ibekwe’ and his paymasters that this universal position of the law has found firm anchorage in advanced democracies of the world. One example will suffice. The issue of self-determination came before the Supreme Court of Canada in Reference Re Secession of Quebec in 1998 in the form of three questions posed. The second question asked whether there existed in international law a right to self-determination which would give Quebec the right unilaterally to secede. The Court declared that the principle of self-determination ‘has acquired a status beyond “convention” and is considered a general principle of international law’See: (1998) 161 DLR (4th) 385; 115 ILR, p. 536

Coming nearer home, the African Union adopted the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights. By its Article 20, the right to self-determination is most vigorously entrenched and proclaimed thus;
“All peoples shall have the right to existence. They shall have the unquestionable and inalienable right to self-determination. They shall freely determine their political status and shall pursue their economic and social development according to the policy they have freely chosen.”

It is instructive to note that the Nigerian nation not only acceded to this profound international instrument but equally domesticated same in compliance with section 12 of the amended 1999 Constitution. While we graciously concede that Cap. 10 (The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Right Act) of the laws of the Federation 1990 does not tower above the grund norm (the Constitution) as contended by ‘Charlse Ibekwe’, we make haste to state that the superior position of this African Charter has been confirmed by no less an institution than the Supreme Court of Nigeria in the celebrated and often cited case of Fawehinmi vs. Abacha (2000) 6 NWLR (Pt.660)228. 2, (2000) 4 S.C (Pt II) 1. 3

We most respectively exhume the late Justice Ogundare who wrote the leading judgment for that Court to teach ‘Charlse Ibekwe’. Hear him;
“No doubt Cap. 10 is a statue with international flavour. Being so, therefore, I would think that if here is a conflict between it and another statue, its provisions will prevail over those of that other statue for the reason that it is presumed that the legislature does not intend to breach an international obligation. To this extent I agree with their Lordships of the Court below that the Charter possesses "a greater vigour and strength" than any other domestic statue.”
The second issue deals with the steely resolve of the IPOB not to be part of the sham proceedings which General Buratai is hastening to organize in his kangaroo Panel of Inquiry. Our reasons (founded on unassailable principles of natural justice which are now of venerable antiquity), still stand like mountain Gilbralter. It is not the practice of civilized nations that an accused person would be permitted to preside over his own trial since the outcome would be a caricature of justice. This plausible summation remains unanswerable by ‘Charles Ibekwe’ and his sponsors.

It is only sufficient to note in passing, before signing off this rebuttal, the utterly denigrating and gutter languages deployed by the said ‘Charlse Ibekwe’ in his narrative which could best be described as a tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury signifying nothing (apology to William Shakespeare). Such is meant for the marines and wears all the semblances of one of such fables lifted from ‘Alice in Wonderland’. There must be an end to unconscionable dissemination of blatant falsehoods. We choose to stop here for now.

SIGNED:
 Dr. Ikenna Chinaka
 Mrs Grace Ukpai
 IPOB SPOKESPERSONS