According to Today.ng, The Indigenous People of Biafra have declared that Biafra as a group existed 500 years before the creation of Nigeria by Great Britain. Thus the northern Sudan and Sahelian Savannah region of the country is made up of Muslim majority, while the southern population was predominantly Christian and Animist. By. However, permit me to point out that it’s an understatement to say that Biafra predated the colonial period by 400 years. European historians had made this discovery way back in time but kept them a guarded secret so that it would serve their aim of keeping the black race in perpetual exploitation. To them Biafra was the only right thing to do. The same thing goes for the issue of organizing a referendum even within the Igbo area. Biafra is never an invention of any of the European countries because it has existed before the advent of Europeans to Africa. Then there was only one governor for the entire region which happened to be Emeka Ojukwu. BIAFRA DIPLOMATIC WAR DOCS – 50th Anniversary, BIAFRA IPOB: SPEECH By MAZI NNAMDI KANU – 19th June 2015 Pt. old African map that shows Biafra written in it as a regional country before amalgamation Home POLITICS BIAFRA – The live-wire of African History – 1st republic African leader. It is the people that make a state. So, in Igbo society the people take geographical maps seriously. Unfortunately, fifty years after, this story has persisted and it’s not going away anytime soon. So, we must bear that in mind. They have no reason to give up and presume that they cannot make it without first trying. The voting pattern of 2015 Presidential election notwithstanding. With Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB I stand both in truth and in spirit, if I die I die for the glory of Biafra. Biafra, officially the Republic of Biafra, was a secessionist state in West Africa that existed from May 1967 to January 1970 during the Nigerian Civil War. The Igbo therefore, must learn to depend on their selves. “Shall a nation be born at once? Biafra was a country that existed on the Ancient Map of Africa for about 400 years before Nigeria was created in 1914, i.e before the First Map was created. Share. Most of us are familiar with the Biafra map of between May 30, 1967 and January 15, 1970 (the old Biafra.) Our values and social norm became discolored because thieves were made to rule over us while men and women of integrity scurry and seek the paths of least resistance. Biafra has been in existence before the Greece, Before the United Kingdom and even before the Roman Empire. My dreams is that one day i will be crown king of THE kingdom of Biafra, like its European counterpart. Eventually it will become a homeland where excellence and impossible dreams are frowned at or even legislated as crimes because it is criminals and dishonest “intellectuals” who will become the legislators and the wielders of political power and authority. Depending on how they handled land issues. Has Israeli Drone Sales To Azerbaijan Backfired? Then they may elect to want to join us based on real and verifiable facts. Who knows, we may be about to create a new Nigeria-Biafra. Early modern maps of Africa from the 15th–19th centuries, drawn by European cartographers from accounts written by explorers and travellers, reveal some interesting information about Biafra:. Today, thieves (chiefs, igwes, Drs., Profs., Barristers, etc.) The best thinkers, the best technocrats, the best diplomats, the best scientists, the best engineers, the best craftsmen, the best artisans, the best military tacticians gave to the old Biafra everything they got and turned it into the best Black African’s can-do model enterprise. Firstly, we have to accept that by the reason of the new knowledge and experiences available to this generation, the old Biafran map is unrealistic, outdated and clearly overtaken by new realities. Amen………………………..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Some of us may not like to hear this next point the way it is said, but the truth is that the Igbo is not loved by all their neighbors, without exception. It is also a pity that Nnadi Kanu is no were to be found. It is the way that we choose to define the map and the other aspects of the Biafran business from the beginning that other outside interest groups will follow. in order to feel relevant and shore up their self-worth anchored on nothingness. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our. Historically, all those who received the European’s manufactured Warrant Chief and Igwe staff of office in Igbo land were the thieves, social pariahs, abani di egwu and all those at the fringes of the society who cared less about the people’s culture and values. But the truth is that we cannot dwell in the past and reminisce for eternity the exploits and accomplishments of generations past. And this is historically and literally true. However, as most of us will recall, many of the best and greatest Biafran war generals and heroes were from the west bank. In the new Biafra which we want to build, we would rather build a roof that will not just protect the Igbo from the hate and assaults from the enemy, in addition, we should endeavor to create a national atmosphere that will enable the people to unleash their creative potentials and constantly reach for the stars. However, now we are being given a second chance and we may be recklessly driving along the same road which the colonialists traveled. This generation cannot shy away from the noise of battles or shirk from the sight of blood and expect to win accolades and laudable historical memories from coming generations. We cannot take it for granted that all Igbo will vote “yes” to separate from Nigeria, in the first instance. In the old map many natural Biafran geographies were excluded such as Biafra lands on the west bank of the Niger. And if we are talking of Biafra where the Igbo are involved, (the Biafra in question is a supposedly geographical and political independent or self-governing sovereign state) then we must make every effort to define the extent and boundaries of this sovereignty right from the start. All Biafrans need to read recent archaeological discoveries about Biafra published in the book “They Lived Before Adam” by Prof. Catherine Acholonu; the book can be read online. Other members of the Gov­erning Council are drawn from all parts of Biafraland, including South East, parts of South-South and parts of the Middle Belt being the land of Biafra, as shown in the Ancient Map of Biafra 1660 and 1707, which we have filed in court.” It will be a bad dream for us to produce any map of the new Biafra that incorporates other ethnicities that are not Igbo speaking without qualifications. Every Igbo person today must prefix his or her name with Dr., Prof., Pharmacist, Architect, Engineer, Attorney, Barrister, MD., PhD., Chief, Igwe, Bishop, etc. Nigeria’s headache, as claimed by the country, is the Igbo, not the other groups. Then each group will bargain from positions of strength to reach satisfactory cooperative union agreements. Someone once said that compromises make good umbrellas but poor roofs. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Land size does not make a nation. Foreigners created Nigeria and here we are trying to free ourselves from it because they did not take into consideration the people’s fundamental differences. Bandera de Biafra: Himne: Land of the Rising Sun (en): Localització 6° 27′ N, 7° 30′ E  /  6.45°N, 7.5°E  / In the end it seemed to have made certain the final and eternal demise of Igbo’s real national and cultural identity. That of course would have made them “more” modern and liberal but less . It should be noted that Biafra as a Nation (Kingdom), has been in existence for over 5000 Years. View detailed information and reviews for 1660 Juniper Dr in Venice, Florida and get driving directions with road conditions and live traffic updates along the way. We are not even sure that we will succeed, so why drag along other people whose aspirations are not the same with those of the Igbo. But while many of us scramble for more of these empty and social-creative retardant titles we should have at the back of our mind the saying that “every chief is a thief.”. 02-295 Topics Cameroon Biafra, Bight of Nigeria Fernando Po (Equatorial Guinea) Genres Maps Nautical charts Type of Resource Cartographic Identifiers RLIN/OCLC: 40343938 NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13909432 Integrities and reputations of elders who are usually the judges and deciders are established or destroyed in land matters. But in real world, each individual or group must depend on their own inner power and ingenuity to survive and thrive. The original word used by the European travellers was not Biafra but Biafara, Biafar and sometimes also Biafares. In fact, by the year 1662, the three prominent Kingdoms in West Africa were the Kingdom of Biafra in the East, the Kingdom of Benin in the West and the Kingdom of Zamfara in the North. Historical Maps. The Sun reports that renowned Igbo leaders were still in court with the Federal Government of Nigeria over rights to self-deter­mination. That is if the company of 50 million can indeed be considered as lonely. Osita Ebiem is a pro-Israel, Igbo writer, activist, and thought leader. Odenigbo Aka-Ikenga: Issues .Events .Historicals .News .Facts .Arts .Crafts .Culture .Tradition The other truth which we cannot escape from indefinitely is the fact that there has not been some adequately publicized moves with concrete terms of reference, carried out to produce memorandums of understanding with these other groups. Here are some of the Ancient Maps of Africa showing the three Kingdoms. It is a fast spreading and…, +20 HELP PROMOTE THIS CLASS BY JOINING OUR COMMUNITY HERE This world is filled with…. ( Log Out /  Then there will be cries of marginalization and oppression from some of those who might want to adopt the so-called minorities statuses. The real custodians of the people’s traditional heritage and customs shunned those negative strange and disruptive emptiness. Those were the people that the Europeans found useful to be able to intimidate the natives and extract from them maximum taxes and levies. I thank God for everything for many years devil’s have been hiding the truth from us today God have reviewed it to me by taking me to this site I never knew all this before now I have know this every thing is cross and die eny body who wants to stop me from work for BIAFRA restoration his or her life will stop to exist from that day. And the truth is that even foreigners will prefer that the Igbo do not drag along unwilling others into this new Biafran enterprise. Arapuru obodo ndi aru, obodo awo nke ndi aru. Agitators for the actualisation of the state of Biafra have revealed their admission as mem­bers of the Economic, So­cial and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) General Assembly of the African Union (AU). If we are therefore careful today to incorporate this cautious wisdom in our planning at this foundational stage, then if in the future any of us can come back to look at the result of our today’s decisions, we will be proud to have chosen the bold and conservative path over the liberal and reckless road. Biafra is not the invention of any of the European countries. In tragedy, because the best of the people came together to work for the common good and for the honor of Fatherland, Biafra became a success and a pride that today fifty years after, continues to elicit memorable and nostalgic feelings. My reason for bringing up most of these issues now is to help us, right from the beginning, to pay close attention to all the details and not take any aspect of the business of this new Biafra for granted. 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Now I have a reason that stronger than mere Tribalistic/ethnic war between the Igbos and the Hausa Fulanis, from today I fight for my ancestral nation, the country of my Fore-fathers and I believe that by the grace of almighty God (Chukwu Okike Obiama) who I worship through Jesus Christ’s ways and my Fore-fathers also worshiped through their own means which they understood Biafra will come to actualization and be listed among the great nations of the world. It was under such all-inclusive affectation of the affliction that led the advocates for the then Biafra to campaign for the independence and self-determination of all the affected parties. Democracy is a game of numbers and because the Igbo will have more number it would appear like the Igbo are taking up every available opportunity. Its territory consisted of the Eastern Region of Nigeria. This thing is not complicated at all as some of us may imagine. For this and for many other reasons we need to have a clear definition of the geographical map of the area we are talking about as the new Biafra. As we round up this discussion it is important to remind us that whatever map that we finally come up with must be practical, realistic and defensible. In the ancient map of Africa of 1660 and 1707, Biafra was in it. Thank you for the observation, that 400 was only before the first map was created, leading to amalgamation of 1914. Ever since, the struggle has remained the cutthroat competition to launder those filthy dubious gains where falsehood is called truth while condemning in the same breath, the old and tested traditional principles of aka idi ocha, offor, ogu and ikenga. 1 – FULL RADIOBIAFRA BROADCAST, BIAFRA IPOB: SPEECH By MAZI NNAMDI KANU – 19th April 2015 Pt. To do this, we need to produce a physical map that is based on none flimsy dreams but practical realities of who and where constitutes the new Biafra. Biafra was a country that existed on the Ancient Map of Africa for about 400 years before Nigeria was created in 1914, i.e before the First Map was created. Those who have money may exercise a greater influence on the people. The other purpose which the title mongering serves is to intimidate the less privileged among us. As for this generation, it will not matter much. This is even as they stated that notable Igbo leaders were still in court with the Federal Government of Nigeria over rights to self-deter­mination. For as soon as Zion travailed she brought her children.” (Isaiah 66:8) I will continue to travail in unity with all believers of our God chosen people of Biafra for our Nation’s restoration in our lifetime. At first the others gladly accepted and went along with the dream. However, a […] Other members of the Gov­erning Council are drawn from all parts of Biafraland, including South East, parts of South-South and parts of the Middle Belt being the land of Biafra, as shown in the Ancient Map of Biafra 1660 and 1707, which we have filed in court.” Some of the fear is that Igbo cannot go it (their independence and self-determination) all by their selves. At the announcement, the non-Igbo ethnic peoples of the Eastern Region were elated with their new found power which they believed would shield them for good from Igbo people’s influence. The kingdom of biafra must be restored at all costs. Thus, the Igbo became completely isolated and demonized as the story sounded believable to the lazy listeners. Resolving the Biafra question - The Sun NewsPaper - Madailygist You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. With all the prevailing evidences it was easy for the Igbo to convince the others to go along with them in their pursuit for a new state. Such atmosphere is only possible in a society where you don’t have to compromise everything including quality, so that “no child will be left behind.” It needs to be made clear here that we are not talking about an exclusive and closeted Biafra, no. One hundred years ago, the fad then was the amalgamation of incongruent peoples and societies with the assumption that “we the colonialists make the decisions for them and they (the natives) will never know the difference.” However, the practical thing which I think will still be relevant in the next one hundred years is that in Africa, there can be Luxemburgs and Vaticans, and Africa will be better off and more prosperous as it is in Europe than if Austria and Germany had been made into one country. If care is not taken, and if we continue so negligently traveling this road it might lead to unnecessary heartaches and pains. These people faced almost an entire hostile and unsmiling world, looked at it in the eyes, and did not blink. The ancient maps of Africa as of 1660 to 1707, it clearly shows that Biafra was in it. We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. Nobody is now sure what that kingdom was, what its laws and arts and tools were like. I recommend those two books: “”They Lived Before Adam” and “Ado-na-Idu History of Igbo Origin” because, as the Bible would have it, “My people are perishing for lack of knowledge.” Many countries around the world, in Africa and our Nigerian neighbours have great detailed knowledge about the pre-historic esoteric origin of Biafra; the Biafrans alone do not know much about their past. But I wonder how many of us have contemplated what the map of the new Biafra will look like. I want Biafra to develop as fast as possible, ulike stagnate Nigeria who calls themselves a republic, yet nothing seems to move forward. Amongst the Igbo they think that once a child is out from its mother’s womb, it is now on its “own.” So, it is expected that the Igbo can at least try, and hopefully they may make it, if they tried hard enough. But each generation must fight their own battles and win their own victories. Learn how your comment data is processed. But the game would quickly change soon after. The present Nigeria is based on a one-hundred-year-old assumption and here we are today paying with death tolls in millions of lives as a result. Between 1501 and 1867, the transatlantic slave trade claimed an estimated 12.5 million Africans and involved almost every country with an Atlantic Coastline. Many of his brethren derscribed his effort in disparaging terms. Bight of Biafra was also in the map when Europeans came to Africa. Should the Igbo go it alone, it is guaranteed that they will not be the smallest nation on Earth and even if they were, what difference will it make. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. So, we must plan a nation that is based on concrete structures that will still be relevant in the next one hundred years. It is a pity that Ojukwu failed. The truth is that it is a lonely world. With the success of this divide and conquer masterstroke, from then onwards, to the outside world and to all who cared to listen, Biafra now according to this British narrative, became an Only-Igbo enterprise. And those who have money may choose to go along with the old order within which they made their money. The old Biafra remains a study in excellence and an insight into how to translate dreams and impossibilities into realities because the best and the brightest of Biafrans rallied to make that Biafra possible. I am myself at home with this knowledge owing to my background as a historian. We need to appraise the reason behind the quick about face turn of these our neighbors: The non-Igbo areas had been agitating for autonomy and independence from the Igbo before the 1966 crisis began. We Must Not Fear The Darkness – There Is Light Within, Trump The Peace Maker: Morocco Signs Full Normalization Deal With Israel. No map that we present to the world should be based on assumptions. There was an Eastern Region which was created by the colonialists and it included non-Igbo speaking areas. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Pinterest. As a reminants of Biafra, we are saying that Biafra as a Country is over due, now that Nigeria’s 100 year amalgamation has EXPIRED 1914-2013, therefore… WE WANT OUR COUNTRY BACK! Or France and Belgium merged, or even Britain and France amalgamated into one country. Let the future generation of Igbo people which did not witness the Pogrom and the subsequent genocidal war, take that decision, guided by the conditions that are obtainable in their own prevailing circumstances. By SIXTUS CHIBUEZE EZENNAYA PRESIDENT Sekou Toure of Guinea once said, “Our textbooks taught us about the battle of the As we said earlier, it is not necessarily this generation that will suffer but further down the road, the people will pay dearly for today’s negligence. The division further helped in the success of the siege and Awolowo’s starvation weapon policy. Other members of the Governing Council are drawn from all parts of Biafraland, including South East, parts of South-South and parts of the Middle Belt being the land of Biafra, as shown in the Ancient Map of Biafra 1660 and 1707, which we have filed in court.” To: All Indigenous People of Biafra at home and abroad In response we say nice try. Putting it differently, Africa should be made into a country for the Igbo so they can only conduct business in their own country. A decent and dignified quality of life well lived, will always worth more than stretched out longevity of mere human existence as is the case in Nigeria today. ( Log Out /  They were told that it was the Igbo who were their (Nigeria’s) problem which they wanted to eliminate. This is known in history as the Scramble for Africa. We must make effort to assure our neighbors that the Igbo do not covet whatever that belongs to others, neither do they desire to lord it over other people. For the sake of emphasis; has anyone wondered why don’t the Israelis merge their state with Lebanon or any of their other Arab neighbors so they can be big and heterogeneous. Political background prior to 1707 1603–1660. It is a pity that many Biafrans have no knowledge of their history. And therefore do not know who to supportfor the strugle of biafra . Agitators for the actualisation of the state of Biafra have revealed their admission as mem­bers of the Economic, So­cial and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) General Assembly of the African Union (AU). That hatred has persisted to date. It was based on this rejection that the society which we inherited, is an Igbo society which had been turned on its head, standing shamefacedly in the midst of ill-gotten strange and unfamiliar ways. As for the "Republic of Biafra" we know a great deal. The excitement and ecstasy of winning (freedom and independence) will cover the multitude of faults and inconsistences of this sloppy move and save the trouble for the future. In Nigeria excellence and best practice are not just discouraged, they are punished and sacrificed at the altar of federal character and quota system. With that move and the reaction received, the Nigerian strategists now had to produce the Sole-Igbo target narrative in the genocide. Kee preaching the gospel of the restoration of the kingdom of God on earth! If the best among us should abandon this job to the less gifted as is, then the new Biafra would have been lost as the old Igbo society got lost when the Whiteman came and sold to the Igbo the idiocy of chieftaincy titles, igwe stools and that hollow mockery of human dignity and honor when every Igbo son and daughter began to refer to themselves as princes and princesses. Most of us are familiar with the Biafra map of between May 30, 1967 and January 15, 1970 (the old Biafra.) who have brazenly committed nso ani are allowed to bear rule and decide for the people what they should accept as rights and wrongs. So long as the best and the most honorable of us continue to abandon this duty to the less gifted and the not so honorable characters among us, then the battle will be stretched and Igbo honor and prestige will be diminished. Yet, for the sake of progress and the well-being of all, there will be unified standards which should not be compromised in order to satisfy the quota of a stakeholder who may be unwilling to make some extra effort in contributing to improve and advance the lot of the common good. Early modern maps of Africa from the 15th–19th centuries, drawn by European cartographers from accounts written by explorers and travellers, reveal some interesting information about Biafra: The original word used by the European travellers was not Biafra but Biafara, Biafar and sometimes also Biafares. Nigerians have always made this very clear. This new move will be based on recklessness, negligence and unfounded fear. 2 – FULL RADIOBIAFRA BROADCAST. When it was clear that the other non-Igbo peoples went along with the Igbo in the 1967 Biafra, it was easy for the British to capitalize on that to defeat the Igbo. In 1884-1885, the Europeans and Americans met in the Berlin Conference, Germany, and spread the map of Africa on a table and shared the lands of Africa among themselves for colonization and exploitation of the resources of Africa. The Sole-Igbo target narrative that was sold to the non-Igbo peoples of Eastern Region is that they were never intended to be part of the 1966 Pogrom and subsequent genocidal war. It was the same with the Israeli Diaspora when in 1897 Theodor Hertzl rose to fight for the creation of a state of Israel in Palestine. Such MoUs will clearly show how we intend to relate with these neighbors assuming we are going along to coopt them into the new Nigeria-Biafra country we are planning on establishing. Obodo awo nke ndi aru, obodo awo nke ndi aru have we got to show as is. To achieve an authentic new Biafran enterprise 1960, Nigeria became independent of the restoration of the Nation... 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