These people faced almost an entire hostile and unsmiling world, looked at it in the eyes, and did not blink. The same thing goes for the issue of organizing a referendum even within the Igbo area. The ancient maps of Africa as of 1660 to 1707, it clearly shows that Biafra was in it. Depending on how they handled land issues. The voting pattern of 2015 Presidential election notwithstanding. POLITICS; BIAFRA – The live-wire of African History – 1st republic African leader. 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. 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. 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 the same with the Israeli Diaspora when in 1897 Theodor Hertzl rose to fight for the creation of a state of Israel in Palestine. Until then, what have we got to show as it is, nothing. The survivors of the Pogrom ran back to the Eastern Region, which included Igbo and non-Igbo. 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 by all means and at all costs, I think that the Igbo cannot afford to take this disease of hollow mockery of our true humanity into the new Biafra. I am myself at home with this knowledge owing to my background as a historian. The division further helped in the success of the siege and Awolowo’s starvation weapon policy. Some of the fear is that Igbo cannot go it (their independence and self-determination) all by their selves. Kudos to the writer of this post, I’m also happy about the replies, sincerely speaking I never knew anything about the history of Biafra, I always thought Biafra was Odumegwu Ojukwu’s thinking. Facebook. 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. By SIXTUS CHIBUEZE EZENNAYA PRESIDENT Sekou Toure of Guinea once said, “Our textbooks taught us about the battle of the Every Biafran must also read “Ado-na-Idu History of Igbo Origin” written by B.O.N. It is the people that make a state. Has Israeli Drone Sales To Azerbaijan Backfired? The old Biafra was the only option and the best option available to the people. 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. Twitter. Google+. But in real world, each individual or group must depend on their own inner power and ingenuity to survive and thrive. 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. 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. That hatred has persisted to date. Bandera de Biafra: Himne: Land of the Rising Sun (en): Localització 6° 27′ N, 7° 30′ E  /  6.45°N, 7.5°E  / You can tell that Biafra has mega historical magnum which was stolen by its enemies. The old Biafra was a child of circumstance which was thrust on the people by the exigencies of events and emergencies of their time. ( Log Out /  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. And therefore do not know who to supportfor the strugle of biafra . 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. 1 – FULL RADIOBIAFRA BROADCAST, BIAFRA IPOB: SPEECH By MAZI NNAMDI KANU – 18th April Pt. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. Maps indicating the word Biafara (sometimes also Biafares or Biafar) with corresponding year: 1662; 1660; 1707; 1729; Maps from the 19th century indicating Biafra as the region around today's Cameroon: 1843; Additional maps from the Michigan State University Map Collection References ^ 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. Those were the people that the Europeans found useful to be able to intimidate the natives and extract from them maximum taxes and levies. 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. 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. Its territory consisted of the Eastern Region of Nigeria. Therefore, based on what we know today and the realities of our collective experiences the map of the new Biafra must include all the autochthonous and contiguous geography of Igbo land. 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. 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. 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 this is allowed to happen, we will be back to where we started from; a new Nigeria-Biafra. Home POLITICS BIAFRA – The live-wire of African History – 1st republic African leader. AND WE MUST GET IT BACK! But we must acknowledge that these people performed so creditably well that some of us today have always wondered how they were able to do what they did with the little that they had. To them Biafra was the only right thing to do. 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. We may neglect this truth and take it for granted but outside partners do not see any sense in such recklessness and are not amused. However, permit me to point out that it’s an understatement to say that Biafra predated the colonial period by 400 years. It is a pity that Ojukwu failed. Let me first thank you for the educative insight you have given us on the origin of Biafra and for your undying effort to get many more of the sons and daughters of Biafra to join the struggle. Arapuru obodo ndi aru, obodo awo nke ndi aru. We cannot take it for granted that all Igbo will vote “yes” to separate from Nigeria, in the first instance. It should be noted that Biafra as a Nation (Kingdom), has been in existence for over 5000 Years. Saharanews - January 19, 2019. Who knows, we may be about to create a new Nigeria-Biafra. So our people need education for self-realisation. At first the others gladly accepted and went along with the dream. THERE is a "Kingdom of Biafra" on some old maps which were made by early white explorers of the west coast of Africa. And we must choose to either carry the practice over or discard those insidious destroyers of greatness, excellence and bigness at the threshold of the new Biafra. 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. These cries will in turn serve as cogs in the wheel of the new nation. When the 1966 Pogrom took place, the other ethnic peoples as well as Igbo people of the old Eastern Region were affected. In the end it seemed to have made certain the final and eternal demise of Igbo’s real national and cultural identity. Pinterest. 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. 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. However, Biafra, as a Nation (Kingdom), has been in existence for over 5000 years. The reason is because they wanted to survive. Ambazonia My dreams is that one day i will be crown king of THE kingdom of Biafra, like its European counterpart. 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.”. 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. It is also a pity that Nnadi Kanu is no were to be found. With all these Ancient Africa maps showing us that Biafra Nation exist, why is it that all the modern maps of Africa try to exclude Biafra from African History Book? It is a product of ignorance. But each generation must fight their own battles and win their own victories. The Igbo rather than being driven by imperial aggrandizement of Igbo geography have always been the withdrawing types who would rather maintain and preserve their cherished republican independent democracy than seek to expand their geographical reaches and political control of others. I still but wonder why Biafran youths of ‘now generations ‘ are so naive as to stand up for what os their right and truth? 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. But i promise, I will rise some day to put Biafra were it belongs. With that move and the reaction received, the Nigerian strategists now had to produce the Sole-Igbo target narrative in the genocide. The new Biafra is an emergency but the emergency we are confronted with today is completely different from that of the old Biafra. The Sun reports that renowned Igbo leaders were still in court with the Federal Government of Nigeria over rights to self-deter­mination. 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. Great and successful societies will always be the result of the harmonized social and cultural structure of the human composition of the place. 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. Resolving the Biafra question - The Sun NewsPaper - Madailygist While excluding, in the interest of assuring our neighbors and cousins around us, all non-Igbo lands and territories. Political background prior to 1707 1603–1660. Historical Maps. Biafra will be open and accommodating of all shades of humanity and opinions. Amen………………………..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those who have money may exercise a greater influence on the people. Date Created: 1702 - 1707 (Approximate) Place: London Library locations Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division Shelf locator: Map Div. 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. 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. The story of the fight became the “holy” mission to liberate or save non-Igbo ethnic peoples of Eastern Region from the Igbo who wanted to lord it over them and steal their God-given resources from them. . At the same time, we must never discard or treat lightly the great achievements of our fathers and mothers. Biafra is more of pan-African and global in scope than the small south-eastern Nigerian kingdom that we commonly take it to be. The kingdom of biafra must be restored at all costs. La lando prenis sian nomon de la Bight of Biafra (Anfraktu de Biafra), la … 1 – FULL RADIOBIAFRA BROADCAST, BIAFRA IPOB: SPEECH By MAZI NNAMDI KANU – 18th May 2015 Pt. 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. 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. 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. The original word used by the European travellers was not Biafra but Biafara, Biafar and sometimes also Biafares. 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. In the old map many natural Biafran geographies were excluded such as Biafra lands on the west bank of the Niger. They had to Isolate the Igbo in the fight and once that was done it became a divided rank from within. 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