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Ohafia Udumeze
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To all Biafrans where ever you may be. This is a special anniversary greetings from your fellow Biafran.

Ekele maka ncheta Biafra!

Happy Anniversary!

¡Aniversario feliz!

Anniversaire heureux!

Anniversario felice!

Glücklicher Jahrestag!

[Happy Easter 2]

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Happy Birthday Republic of Biafra!

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Happy Anniversary to our dear fatherland, Biafra.
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Happy Anniversary to BIAFRA.

My name says it all, I'm your son and you are my country.

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BIAFRA MUST RISE AGAIN. LONG LIVE BIAFRA!!

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Happy Birthday to Biafra. A march is scheduled to take place today in Washington DC. All Biafrans should endeavor to partcipate in the march.

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It feels good to have a heritage and something to be proud of------------> Biafra.
Hail Biafra one thousand mega bythes


Hail Biafra
[Smile] [Smile] [Smile]

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Long Live the Republic of Biafra!

Nigeria: Go to Hell! [Efulefu Smash]

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You are all invited; if you can't come due to distance, do something in remembrance. Educate one or two people of our plight.

Please accept this as our cordial invitation to attrend Biafra memorial event.

The Igbo sometimes called the Ibos of Nigeria resident in Rhode Island are sponsoring this.
The program is captioned "The Legacy of Biafra War; In search of Freedom and the Aftermath" .

Venue: Brown University,Manning Chapel
(Hall)(situated at the corner of Prospect Street and Waterman Street.)


Sponsors: Igbo Community of Rhode Island

Day : Saturday May 31st

Time : 6pm till 8:30pm ,

There will be some short drama presentation, documentary video and short educative speech on the subject .

There will also be food and refreshment. Some(not all) of the food may be spicy.

We will be delighted to see you there. Please bring your friends along.
Thanks


That we may never forget!

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Long Live Biafra, the Greatest Republic ever imagined!

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We will never forget!

BIAFRA LIVES!

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Long Live Republic of Biafra!!!
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God Bless Biafra, the Great L and of the Rising Sun [Smile]

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Biafra fo' LIFE.

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Hail Biafra! Happy Anniversary!

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Long Live Biafra, the land of the Rising Sun!!!
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Hail Biafra!
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GOD BLESS BIAFRA!!
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Long live the great Republic of Biafra.
You stand Tall and Proud today as ever; your great genius brings respect to the black race; you are the reason of hope for the black man.

[ May 31, 2003, 03:07 AM: Message edited by: Amadi O. ]

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achieve Biafra and show the difference

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Long live Biafra, God bless our father land.
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Long Live Republic of Biafra, may the souls of those who pay the ultimate price defending our father land rest in perfect peace.

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Arise, O compatriots,
Nigeria's call obey
To serve our fatherland
With love and strength and faith
The labor of our heroes past
Shall never be in vain
To serve with heart and might
One nation bound in freedom,
Peace and unity.

Oh God of creation,
Direct our noble cause
Guide our leaders right
Help our youths the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And living just and true
Great lofty heights attain
To build a nation where peace
And justice shall reign.

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Biafra ga-adigide ruo mgbe ebighebi. Ka Chineke no n'elu lekota umu Biafra anya ebe obula ha no.

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Biafranism is the Holy Grail of Pan-Africanism
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Hail Biafra!!!!!!!!!!
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After looking at the uninspiring pile of shiiit dumped here by Babz,
I was reminded of the hunger induced songs those village hunters recite just before they embark into the jungle on a foray for bushmeat. [Big Grin]

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Now here's what 10 zillion years of rigging can never inspire:


This was posted by bro Damian:

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Long Live the Land of the Rising SUN.


These by bro Osetutu:

http://www.biafraland.com/biafra_national_anthem.htm

http://www.biafraland.com/

BIAFRA NATIONAL ANTHEM
Land of the Rising Sun


Land of the rising sun, we love and cherish,
Beloved homeland of our brave heroes;
We must defend our lives or we shall perish,
We shall protect our hearts from all our foes;
But if the price is death for all we hold dear,
Then let us die without a shred of fear.

Hail to Biafra, consecrated nation,
Oh fatherland, this be our solemn pledge:
Defending thee shall be a dedication,
Spilling our blood we’ll count a privilege;
The waving standard which emboldens the free
Shall always be our flag of liberty.

We shall emerge triumphant from this ordeal,
And through the crucible unscathed we’ll pass;
When we are poised the wounds of battle to heal,
We shall remember those who died in mass;
Then shall our trumpets peal the glorious song
Of victory we scored o’er might and wrong.

Oh God, protect us from the hidden pitfall,
Guide all our movements lest we go astray;
Give us the strength to heed the humanist call:
‘To give and not to count the cost" each day;
Bless those who rule to serve with resoluteness,
To make this clime a land of righteousness.


Here are some comments inspired from the heart:

Ohafia Udumeze:
God bless you Biafra for that lovely song. just what I needed as I prepare to go home! Biafra lives!


Kabaka:
For a Catholic like me, BiafraNigeria is the purgatory, after death(Nigeria), on the way to Heaven and to life(Biafra)


Biafra:
The only national anthem with an inspirational message.


Now need I say more?

Biafra, my love for you burns on like an unquenchable fire in my heart.

Long may your flames stay kindled.

Happy anniversary to all Biafrans Worldwide.


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From now on our motto should be communication, communication, communication. It permits us to communicate intelligently with all Igbo on "what" "when" and "how". Through the above mentioned communication, we can achieve the following:

1) nominate undisputed leaders through Igbo elections. Who says elections says convincing the majority of the polulation and as such we should always be on campaign.

2) Of course, the above means that the Igbo at home and in diaspora will always speak with one voice.

3) For any future elections in that country, the Igbo should be able to say under which conditions the organization of the elections are satisfactory. If those conditions are not met, then we should boycott the elections. It will be very easy if the above Igbo-one-voice objective is achieved.

We all know that nothing can be achieved without efforts and that with enough efforts everything becomes possible.
As picasso put it, "Everything you can imagine is real".

Happy birthday to the Republic of Biafra!

[ May 31, 2003, 02:08 PM: Message edited by: Sylva ]

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Where do I send my greating and well wishes to so as to make sure that Biafra gets it?

May the memory of those that died during the war so that we can be here today, rest in perfect piece.

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Happy birthday Republic Of Biafra.

From the Ide of Orumba to DIM chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Igbo gadi! Onye ife anyi na ewe iwe, ya biko wegbue ya! [Efulefu Smash]

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As corrected by C Ikpatt almost two years ago, the picture posted by UKAOBASI was the depiction of a SUNSET, and as we all know, THE SUN OF BIAFRA WAS SET AND RESTED IN JANUARY 1970.

The brave warrior who received that article of SUNSET- SURRENDER is no other person than:

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THE PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA


Biafra was an illusion that was dead on conception

ODIGBA O BIAFRA

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quote:
Nigerian officials said General Obasanjo, who was serving a 15-year sentence for taking part in an attempted coup, had been released on compassionate grounds and confined to his farm.
His command indeed!

But for one Igbo fool named Nwokolo who was spoon-feeding him in jail, the bastard would not have survived to ridicule Africa before the civilised world.
It is good to know we can call up what Ikpatt said two years ago. Bababoyz, how about what was said at Nigeriaworld six months ago? You were one of the most vocal marketeers of that fraud. wither now?

This Animal Called Man by Olusegun Obasanjo

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A bad military administrator is worse than a raging uncontrollable mob and an armed robber. In politics, he destroys and kills and guards himself with his arms. In social system, he destroys and demolishes and stands armed on the tower ready for the worst to happen to whosoever may lift up his voice or his head
sounds familiar?

Mgbo piafu kwa gi na Obasanjo isi!

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All,
Whether we like it or not, as long as there's a race in the world known as I-G-B-O, there'll always be Biafra. For unlike what some would think or say, Biafra is Igbo and vice-versa.

At this date and time of Igbo experience in Nigeria, especially as some Nigerians have resorted to misleading the world of why the Igbos went to the great length they went from 1967 to 1970 to DEFEND themselves from the GENOCIDAL NIGERIANS, it becomes necessary that we continue to tell the TRUTH of how that war would have been avoided.
This message has also become urgently necessary, vis-a-vis, the media campaign innitiated by the Yoruba and their agents to make Ojukwu be guilty and some are so ignorant that they accuse him of "starting" the Nigerian civil war.

In memory of the dead Biafrans (Igbos and non Igbos alike) whose story has been distorted by some DISINGENIOUS Nigerian writers (especially of the Yoruba/Bini stoke), I hereby repost the mail I first posted on August 11 2002 explaining how MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE that it was the breaking of infamous 'Aburi Accord' by the then Lt. Col. Yakubu Gowon-led Nigerian government and NOT Ojukwu's alleged "lust for power" nor Ndigbo's "intransigence" that led Nigeria into a war that was from all available historical FACTS avoidable.

Enjoy:
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Though the killing of people of Igbo descent that followed the failed coup of 1966 contibuted to the disillusment by most Igbos with the Nigerian state and later gave anger that led them to head east and to mid-western region that Igbos come from, that in itself ALONE did not make them to demand for a seperate state, rather it was the breach of the Aburi accord by the Gowon-led central government that actually led Nigeria to that AVOIDABLE and senseless war.

Prelude to the war:
After the coup of 1966 and the couter-coup of 1967 and the killings and displacements of Igbos, there was uncertainty in the country (Nigeria).

Aburi Accord
the Ghananian Head of State, General Ankrah extended an invitation to his Nigerian colleagues to take advantage of NEUTRALITY in far removed territory of Ghana to discuss their differences which was widly reported around the world.
On January 4th and 5th 1967, Nigeria's military leaders and some top-level civil servants comprising the following, rank and their region of origin were assembled in Aburi, Ghana:

Lt. Col. Yakubu Gowon (Federal Head of State)

Colonel Robert Adebayo (Gov. Western Region)

Lt. Col. Odumegwu Ojukwu (Gov. Eastern Region)

Lt. Col. David Ejoor (Gov. Mid-Western Region)

Lt. Col. Hassan Katsina (Gov. Northern Region)

Others were:
Commodore J.E.A Wey (Head of Nigerian Navy)

Major Mobolaji Johnson (Administrator Lagos)

Alhadji Kam Selem (Insp. General of Nigerian Police)

Mr. Omo-Bare (Deputy Inspector of Mid-West Region Police Command)

Mr. S.I.A Akenzua (Permanent Under-Secretary Cabinet Office)

Mr. N.U. Akpan (Secretary to the Eastern Region government

Alhadji Ali Akilu (Secretary to Northern Region government)

Mr. D.P. Lawal (Under-Secretary Mid-Western Region government)

Mr. P.T. Odumosu (Secretary to Western Region government)

AGREEMENT REACHED IN ABURI, a.k.a 'Aburi Accord':

1. The resumption of the suspended (suspended by Gowon) Ad Hoc Committtee for deliberations on Nigeria's constitutional future.

2. The payment of salaries of ALL (including displaced Igbo) government and corporation staff up till the 31st of March 1967, who had been displaced from their places of employment by the disturbances following the 1966 coup and the counter-coup of 1967.

3. The establishment of a committee to look into the rehabilitation of displaced persons (mostly Igbos) and the recovery of their property (it must be noted that the properties left behind by fleeing Igbos since 1966 are still being held till date by some Nigerians in most parts of Nigeria.)

4. The repealing of all decrees which tended to overcentralise power at the centre (Lagos which was then Nigeria's capital) at the expense of regional authonomy (enjoyed by the five afore-mentioned Regions pre-Aguyi's "Unification Decree".)

5. The enactment of a decreee by 31st January, 1967 to restore the Regions to the political status existing before January 15, 1966. (when Nzeogwu carried out his first Nigerian coup d'etat.)

6. A decision to be taken before the end of January 1967 on the fate of the officers involved in the coup plot of January 1966 (mostly Igbo officers who were put behind bars by Aguyi Ironsi , a fellow Igbo) and July and associated disturbances.

7. The establishment of regional area army commands (thereby giving the Regions a quasi military authonomy).

8. In addition, the renunciation of force (because before this meeting Gowon was already threatening the Ojukwu-led Eastern Region with imposition of a "state of emergency."

N/B: It must be noted that the above understanding was agreed by all who attended the Aburi meeting and was SIGNED by nine (9) of the Delagates, including Gowon, the then Nigerian Head of State.

ABURI DISCORD:
When the delegates to the Aburi meeting returned to Nigeria after a two-day deliberation, which resulted in the signing BY ALL PARTIES (both the Federal and renegade Eastern Region) to the famous "Aburi Accord," the Federal side encouraged by high-powered group of senior civil servants decided to "have a second thoght" at what was agreed and signed.
A report was prepared by some top-level Federal civil servants and submitted via the Cabinet secretary, Prince Akenzua to Col. Gowon, the Head of State. He (Gowon) and the military governors and others signatories, said the civil servants had just signed away the "FEDERATION into a CONFEDERATION." THEY VEHEMENTLY ADVISED GOWON AGAINST HONOURING THE AGREEMENT AND ADVISED OUTRIGHT RENEGING OR NECESSARY AMENDMENT.

The CIVIL WAR DRUMS:
Ojukwu and other representatives of the Eastern government who on return to the Enugu (administrative capital of the then Eastern Region) truimphantly announced and published what was agreed to in Ghana but after waiting in vain for more than three months for the Federal side led by Gowon to do same, or atleast to start its implementation (of the Aburi aggreement) they felt naturally betrayed by the Federal Government's revision of the Aburi agreement. Menwhile, after most Eaterners knew what was bargained in Aburi (which was in their favour) and sensed the Federal side's renegation, they later began series of public demonstrations declaring "ON ABURI WE STAND."
From then on it was threat and counter threat between the Eastern Government and the Federal Governemnt. After many failed attempts to persuade the Federal side by some eminent neutral Nigerians including Wole Soyinka, by May 1967, the drums of secession was so loud in the eastern part of the country that Ojukwu had to consult with some Eastern Opinion Leaders (they were also addressed as 'Igbo leaders of Thought') who adviced him to "take the bull by the horn and take the East out of Nigeria."
Ojukwu accordingly declared the State of Biafra on May 30, 1967 and the Federal Government responded by imposing an economic and other sanctions on the East and went futher to threaten to use force (against what was agreed in Aburi) if necessary to "preserve Nigeria's unity."

THE FEDERAL TROOPS INVADED THE EAST ON JULY 6, 1967, hence starting the thirty-month long clearly AVOIDABLE war that claimed more than 3 million (mostly Igbo) lives.
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Just as no living Jew forgets the experience of the Holocaust, so will/should no living Igbo, irrespective of his/her present political affiliation/persuassion forget the lessons of BIAFRA.

MAY ALL THE SOULS LOST IN THAT SENSELESS WAR REST IN PERFECT PEACE. Amen!!

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Bro NwaAro,


Thank you for the repost of that excellent, accurate and detailed historical account. Thank you also for the suggestion which should be adopted by Igbo world wide ie that we repeat and pass down this history to our children and generations to come, so that like the Jews they will never forget the holocaust unjustly visited upon their people by a nation which maintains the vestiges of the formal policies that motivated and implemented that holocaust.

The reason it is important to remind the Children is that when they understand the gravity of the underlying hatred that inspired that pogrom and the bestial atrocities which manifested through it, they would have a better view of the role of the Achike Udennwa's Orji uzor Kalu's Nnamani's and Mbadinuju's, Sam Egwu's, and co some of who though claiming to have fought as soldiers on Biafra's side, are now playing a very generous role to help Nigeria maintain the vestiges of those hateful policies through their suppression and abuse of Igbo collective interest.

You will notice that on January 15th of each year at GAMJI.com, Hausa always repost a memorial to their great Sarduana in which they exort their generations to come of the insult and treachery commited against them by "Igbos".

We must not copy this method in its evil intent which has a two-fold intent:

1.) To encourage jobless youth to go on perpetual yearly/seasonal murder rampages against Igbo in the false sense of regaining honor on one hand, and,

2.) To seek to justify to all that it was okay that none of their leaders spoke up to demand cessation of the genocidal massacre of an innocent civilian populace just to teach a lesson to any would be military coupist who may harbor psychopathic "holier than thou" and tribalistic tendencies as felt about Ifeajuna, Nzeogwu, and co, whose acts were used to justify mass muder
(what good that has proved to have done with the likes of Murtala Mohammed, T. Y. Danjuma, Yar Adua, Dimka, Bissalla, Buhari, Babangida, Abacha, and Obasanjo, murderers who all came out to rule or attempt to cease power to show us all how righteous and knowledgeable they are but have only taken a sinking nation further into the abyss)

What lesson was imparted by the killing of innocent Igbo civillians? in the numbers represented?
These questions are the reasons why this Hausa approach is not for us, as it encourages self destructive hatred and unjust denial (to the eternal condemnation of their generations to come) and why the Jewish Holocaust commemoration model is better as it encourages Just minded, forward thinking, and resolute vigilance never to allow ourselves to be in a position of victimhood for the percieved crimes of a few or for any other unjustly fabricated reason for that matter.

This is why Ojukwu as an uncorrupt and untainted symbol of that resolve has earned an undisputed position of leadership among Igbo and why the so-called current Igbo leadership riddled with corrupt and self serving sellouts among a handful of fairly decent but powerless people have failed to make the mark.

Remembering this history and remembering the
unsung heroes who ran the country, both military and civilian living and dead who produced Ogbunigwe, refined oil, ran hospitals, ran educational institutions, ran viable banks, operated manufacturing industries, produced the commodities upon which a civilian poulace was thriving before the imposition of sanctions and through the challenging and meager period of the war.

Remembering this history and passing it on to the future generations will enable us hold ourselves and the current cadre of so-called Igbo leadership to account for a legacy which is clearly failing the countless lives of heroes and innocents of Biafra many felled in the prime of their lives for nothing but the heinuous crime of being Igbo.

May their souls rest in peace.

And may all living Biafrans and Igbos never allow themselves to grow complacent. Ever!


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Biafra win. War!

Yes, the war is still ongoing.

Anyone who lived through Biafra cannot cease to be a Biafran. It is just not possible.

Long live Biafra.

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When I heard that those vandals, the nigerian troops, had advanced to Aba. That great Biafran city. It touched my heart; not to forget!

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What Nigeria continues to fail to understand is that Biafra was not just a nation that fought a war against the genocidal Nigerians; Biafra is as much a powerful nation as she is a powerful idea whose full import is yet to dawn on the obtuse Nigerians.
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Biafra is the way and the light.
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Biafra is the Eternal Flame!  -

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO THE GREAT REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA.

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Biafra, by any means necessary!

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My grandfather resented the colonial masters. My father fought to safeguard the Igbo homeland. I have grown up to resent the economic wasteland called Nigeria. Those who think our quest to have a clean break from corrupt brutal Nigeria regimes is a dream should think again for all foreign occupying armies go sooner or later. Our conquerors will go soon rather than later, for they do not have advanced technology, nor do they understand trade. Their administration of NEPA, NITEL, banks and our educational establishments has shown them to be clowns. Their military prowess shines only when matched with grannies protesting against vote riggers and merciless land polluters. What that means is that departure of the corrupt, undisciplined Nigerians depends on what, how and when we chose to do it.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY FATHERLAND, LONG LIVE BIAFRA !

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He likened the second coming of Christ to the realisation of the Biafran dream, stating that at a time people least expect, the much sought Biafra would be a reality..Rev. Fr. Cornelius Ezeiloaku

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