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Sunday, June 11, 2017


Written by E. O. Eke
Monday, June 5, 2017

Igbo land is part and parcel of the geographical expression called Nigeria. I have hoped and prayed that Nigeria would continue to move towards secular democracy.

Unfortunately, this has not been the case and there is no evidence to suggest that those whose delusion that Nigeria is Allah's gift to them are about to regain their insight.

The death Nail to Nigeria as a united country would seem to have been hammered in, when the northern states adopted sharia laws. Since then, Nigeria has been fighting a losing battle to preserve her secular democratic values, unity and survival as a country.

The utterances and policies of Buhari and governors like El Rufai of Kaduna state and Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state, which advocate and propagate the intolerant and ugly face of Islam has not helped. Even more worrying is the increasing assertive pronouncements of the Sultan of Sokoko, Abubakar Sa’ad, which seek to impose Islam all over Nigeria.

The resurgence of nepotism under Buharii, which has resulted in all major positions in Nigeria being headed by Fulanis or northern Muslims is tantamount to hooking Nigeria on life support.

It is an attempt to hold Nigeria together by force for sectarian objectives and it is unsustainable. It cannot infuse life into comatose Nigeria. Gladly, the good thing about life support is that it is switched off in the end.

Those who want Biafra on their own terms should not underestimate the fact that Buhari is heading a government, which has equipped and empowered the army and police to become a massive coercive apparatus with which to crush those who seek freedom from Nigeria on their own terms.

Therefore, when Buhari says, Nigeria will not tolerate Biafra, it is not an empty threat. It is an expression of his intention to use disproportionate force to suppress any agitation and intimidate the undecided.

It also amuses me because Biafra has already been made inevitable by his actions and and the action of those, who violet the constitution of a secular democracy and abuse their powers to pursue ethnic and Islamic agenda and, implement discriminatory policies.

Arresting, detaining and killing peaceful demonstrators do not stop those fighting for freedom. It can only radicalise a generation of Igbos and convinced them that they have no future in Nigeria.

All Nigerians, who understand the threat radical Islam pose to individual liberty and democracy, will fight for self determination, if it becomes the only way to free themselves from the autocratic nightmare which the north wishes to impose on Nigeria in the name of Islam.

The challenge is to educate Nigerians who yearn for freedom as a group to employ wisdom and tact so that they are not exploited by those, whose real motive is to use their grievance to gain power.

Marginalisation, underdevelopment and exclusion of Igbos regions from investments have alienated Igbos from Nigeria and left the people with no sense of belonging.

It is impossible to dream of a United Nigeria in any form, without addressing the just grievances of Biafrians and putting an end to the Islamic agenda of the north.

This is why I see no reason for agitation in ways that will give a blood thirsty tyrant reason to spill the blood of igbo youth and why the agitation must continue politically, diplomatically and economically to address the ways power is used to advance sectarian objectives.

Biafra will become a reality, when Islam, greed, intolerance and prejudices of the north finally forces the other ethnic groups to realise that no people can share a country with a people who want sharia or death.

It is therefore very clear that the deceleration of sharia in north Nigeria is an own goal for which north has no one, but itself to blame. In the meantime, it is the duty of all leaders to identify the injustices embedded in the Nigerian system, sensitise the people against it and seek to remedy them by exploiting existing judicial and democratic processes.

In this wise I whole heartedly welcome the attempt by legislators from the the South East, to table a motion for the establishment of the over due south east development commission.

This attempt is a welcome departure from the attitude of indifference and passivity, which have characterised the reaction of South East leaders of for a long time.

Their failure to provide honest and visionary leadership contributed in no small measure to the resurgence of the agitation for Biafra.

Nevertheless, majority of Igbo leaders are yet to wake up to the reality of the polity of Igbo land. For instance, there has not been any demonstrable attempt by the Anambra state government to find out the truth about the Ezu river bodies and identify the perpetrators and, bring them to justice.

More than 6 years after, no commission of inquiry has been set up and the people responsible for this crime continue to wear Nigerian police and army uniforms.

The federal government of Nigeria would not take Igbos serious until Igbos begin to hold her accountable for crimes committed against them by government agencies.

Igbos must start by seeking Justice for crimes against humanity committed by the army and police in Igbo land and stand up against marginalisation and islamisation, while their region remain part and parcel of Nigeria.

The same thing can be said for the attitude of Abia state government to the massacre at Niational High School Aba. What is intriguing is why Igbo leaders are not asking the right questions about Igbo young people killed extrajudicially or detained without trial in cells, where they are subjected to toture

On the contrary, El Rufai, Kaduna state governor, who has presided over crimes against humanity against Christians minorities and Shia Muslims has threatened people, who kill Fulanis, saying , they are incurring a debt, which they would pay at a later date, even though it is fulanis that are killing other people in Nigeria and wiping out many villages in southern Kaduna and middle belt region.

Take census and elections for another instances. The north engages in electoral irregularities and outright crimes, which are not challenged.

In the north, underage children vote at elections, while non northerners living in the north are prevented from voting and southern leaders say nothing.

The census figure fails to capture religion and ethnicity. This is a deliberate attempt to obscure any fact that may challenge the false assumptions about population figure.

Capturing these data may expose the fact that Igbos are much larger in number, widely spread and make up significantly population of their host communities.

By not identifying ethnicity, the state figures can be falsely regarded as representing the indigenous population, obscuring the minorities living in the state. At the same time, it allows the states to continue to discriminate on the basis of ethnicity.

A census that captured ethnicity and religion will also expose the fact that if elections in Nigeria are free and fair, Igbos will be determining the outcome in many states.

This is because at every election, the votes of indigenous population Would be split between the two or more sons or daughters of the soil and, only the candidate that would persuade Igbos and other minorities in the state, would win.

During the last election, the Oba of Lagos recognised this and decided to threaten and intimidate Igbos.

In the future, if Nigerian democracy continues to stutter along, threat and intimidation would not work. This is why Nigerians, who want Nigeriato continue as one country have to insist on true democracy, which does not allow any ethnic group to discriminate on the basis of ethnicity and religion as the north is currently going.

Nigerians, who believe in democracy and rule of law, must not accept any arrangement that will give the regions power to discriminate on the basis of ethnicity and or religion. The rights of all Nigerians must be guaranteed in every region and discrimination on the basis of ethnicity or religion made illegal.

Some people from other regions of Nigeria agitating for restructure want a region that belongs to their ethnic group, where non indigenes are regarded and treated as aliens in their own country.

This is why we must ensure that people explain in details what they mean by restructure of Nigeria.

If a restructured Nigeria, which gives indigenous population any right or recognition in their region that is not available to non-indigenes is allowed to emerge, Nigeria would have created enclaves of xenophobia, and discriminations and legitimise what the north has done.

This would even be more disastrous than the present arrangement and will only give the regions power to exploit non-indigenes.

In this wise, I cannot say it enough that we need as leaders, people who can say that they have no Skeleton in their cupboard, people who are well informed, courageous and can openly say, they are not corrupt, will not be corrupted and able to speak out and up for our people.

I suppose it is time to look for new kind of leaders, who have the vision and conviction to lead our people. We cannot continue to do the same thing by selecting as leaders the same kind of people, whose greed, cowardice and ignorance caused our word , and expect anything to change. Change starts by making the right choice.

In the meantime, I plead with those agitating for Biafra to alive and agitate democratically, educate the people and participate in the political process by playing a part in choosing those who represent them in Nigeria.

They can do this by ensuring they register as a voters, wherever you wish to cast your vote and then make the effort to vote st elections and make their vote to count. Nigeria has to change or it will disintegrate.

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I am an Igbo, I was born an Igbo, I live the life of an Igbo, I come from Igbo, I speak Igbo, I like to be Igbo, I like to dress in Igbo, I eat Igbo food, my heritage, culture and tradition is Igbo, my parents are Igbo.

Am sorry I cannot help it if you hate my lineage. Am sorry I cannot help it if you detest Igbo, am sorry I cannot help it if you hate me because am Igbo. Igbo is who I am, my name is Igbo and I must die an Igbo.

You see Igbo as a threat, why? You call Igbo rapist, criminals, ritualist, prostitutes, kidnappers. You attribute all negative vices to represent Igbo? Why do you do that? You do because you feel threatened that Igbo might outrun the rest of the tribes. Why do you hate Igbo and despise us? You do that because we are creative, enlightened, hardworking, industrious, genius, intelligent, smart, rich, beautiful and amazing. But its difficult for you to admit it because you feel jealous of my race.

Igbo do not own politics, Igbo do not control the economy neither do we control the natural resources and the common wealth of the nation. You do, we don't and yet, despite the fact that you own everything, we still remain one indispensable race that has outshined the other race in all ramifications.

You fear us because you want to exterminate and annihilate our race, you deny us many things and yet we are stronger, richer and mightier. You fear us because we are everywhere. You fear us because no matter how rural a place might be, when Igbo steps in, they turn it into a Paradise. We have our own resources, which lies in resourcefulness, we do not bother you and your control over the polity, but yet when we cough you and the other race begin to shiver.

Am proud being an Igbo, am proud of my heritage and culture. Igbo means high class, Igbo means independence, Igbo means hard work and strength, Igbo means riches, Igbo means resourcefulness, Igbo means self belonging, Igbo means self esteem, Igbo means pride, Igbo means swag.

Udo diri unu umunnem.
# IgboAmaka
# AnyiBuNdiMmeri

Michael Ezeaka

This is beautiful poetry ...

In response to Alaba Ajibola, the Babcock Lecturer Hate Speech against Igbos.


In Igboland women live apart from their husbands and neither cook for them nor enter their husband's quarters when they are in their period. They are seen as unclean. Even up till today such practice is still applicable in some parts of Igboland especially by the traditionalists. Before a woman can enter the palace of Obi of Onitsha, she will be asked if she is in her period, if yes, she will be asked to stay out.

Leviticus 15: 19-20
When a woman has her monthly period, she remains unclean, anyone who touches her or anything she has sat on becomes unclean.

An Igbo man's ancestral heritage, called “Ana Obi” is not sellable, elders will not permit this. If this is somehow done due to the influence of the West the person is considered a fool and is ostracized by the community.

1 Kings 21:3
I inherited this vineyard from my ancestors, and the Lord forbid that I should sell it, said Naboth.

Igbos have practiced the taking of a late brother's wife into marriage after she had been widowed until the white men came. Now it is rarely done but except in very rural villages.

Deuteronomy 25:5
A widow of a dead man is not to be married outside the family; it is the duty of the dead man's brother to marry her.

In Igboland, there is a unique form of apprenticeship in which either a male family member or a community member will spend six (6) years (usually in their teens to their adulthood) working for another family. And on the seventh year, the head of the host household, who is usually the older man who brought the apprentice into his household, will establish (Igbo: idu uno) the apprentice
by either setting up a business for him or giving money or tools by which to make a living.

Exodus 21:2
If you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve you for six years. In the seventh year he is to be set free without having to pay you anything.

In Igboland , the yam is very important as it is their staple crop. There are celebrations such as the New yam festival (Igbo: Iri Ji) which are held for the harvesting of the yam. New Yam festival (Igbo: Iri ji) is celebrated annually to secure a good harvest of the staple crop. In the olden days it is an abomination for one to eat a new harvest before the festival. It's a tradition that you give the gods of the land first as a thanksgiving.

Deuteronomy 16:9
Count 7 weeks from the time that you begin to harvest the crops, and celebrate the harvest festival to honor the lord your God, by bringing him a freewill offering in proportion to the blessing he has given you. Celebrate in the Lord's presence together with your children, servants, foreigners. Be sure that you obey my command, said the Lord.

In Igboland it's a tradition that the male children are circumcised on the 8th day. This tradition is still practiced till date.

Leviticus 12:3
On the eighth day, the child shall be circumcised.

In Igboland, there is a practice known as "ile omugwo ". After a woman has given birth to a child, a very close and experienced relative of hers, in most cases her mother is required by tradition to come spend time with her and her husband. During which she is to do all the work of the wife, while the new mom's only assignment to the baby will be to breastfeed. This goes on for a month or more. In the Igbo old tradition, at this time, the new mom lives apart from her husband, would not cook or enter his quarters.

Leviticus 12:1-4
For seven days after a woman gives birth, she is ritually unclean as she is during her monthly period. It will be 33 days until she is ritually clean from the loss of blood; she is not to touch anything that is holy.


The Igbo tribe is in a serious problem and danger of extinction for the following reasons:

50% of Igbos are born outside Igbo land. Meaning that those children are not likely to live and work in Igbo land and cannot speak Igbo language but foreign language (Yoruba, Hausa, French, English).

40% of Igbos girls between the age of 25 & 45 are single with no hope of marriage because 35% of Igbo boys live overseas and they have all married white ladies.

75% of Igbo youths leave Igbo land every year in search of opportunities in Yoruba, Hausa land or overseas.

85 % of Igbos have family houses and own investments outside Igbo land. They strongly believe in one Nigeria but failed to know that NO Yoruba or Hausa man has a family house or investment in Igbo land.

Igbos are the only people who believe that living outside their land is an achievement.

Igbos are the only tribe that celebrate their tradition outside their land e.g. Eze Ndi Igbo, Igbo Village in America and this is because they have family homes in foreign lands.

Igbos have failed to know that the children you have outside Igbo land especially overseas will never think of living in Igbo land. So what happens to the properties you are building for them when you are gone?

Igbos are the only tribe who see their land as a place to visit or a tourist site than a place to work and live.

Igbos are the only tribe who instead of promoting and appreciating their culture through movies and documentaries they have sought to ridicule it by portraying rituals, killings, wickedness, love for money and other social vices which were not originally inherent in our culture thereby cursing more harm than actually promoting their culture.

Igbos are the only people who without hesitation believe their history and description when it is told or written by an enemy or a foreigner. E.g. that you do not love yourselves or that you love money.

Igbos are the ONLY largest tribe on earth who fought for their independence and failed to achieve their freedom after 40 years.

Igbos are the only tribe who fails to honour their brave heroes and heroines especially the innocent children starved to death during the Biafran war.

Igbos are the only tribe who embraced their enemy after a bloody civil war and subsequently become slaves.

Igbos do not find it necessary to teach their own version of history to their children.

Igbos fight for marginalisation in Nigeria but has no collective strength or teeth to bite.

Igbos how long are you going to fight for your relevance in Nigeria?

How long are you going to fight for a functional airport, rail networks and other structural establishments that underpin sustainable development?

How long are you prepared to wait for your enemy to guide you to your destiny?

Oh Igbos!
Where are your leaders?

Unfortunately, none of them live and work in Igbo land. If you wish to save the future of your children, your identity, your generation and your race then you need freedom and that freedom is Biafra.

Ukpana Okpoko gburu bu nti chiri ya!

By Chime Eze

The Igbo: We die for causes, not for personalities

Written by Emeka Maduewesi

~on fb. 28th September, 2016.

The Igbo will never die for anyone. We will not even riot for anyone. But the Igbo will die for any cause they believe in because the Igbo have a true sense of justice and a determination to obtain it.

The Igbo will not riot because one of their own lost an election. Operation Wetie was the Western response to a massively rigged 1965 election. The Yoruba doused fellow Yorubas in petrol and burnt them alife. Properties were burnt with occupants. The Igbo will never do this.

In 1983, the Yoruba went on a rampage again over the massive rigging by NPN. Lifes were lost and properties destroyed. The riots were over personalities.

Contrast that with Anambra State where Chief Emeka Ojukwu was rigged out by his own NPN, who also rigged out Chief Jim Nwobodo. The Igbo did not protest because the goat's head is still in the goat's bag.

In the North, ba muso was the battle cry when Sultan Dasuki was imposed on the Sokoto Caliphate. The riot and protest lasted for days and crippled economic activities.

The Igbo will riot over issues and causes. The Aba Women Riot was over Tax. The Enugu coal mine riot was about conditions of service. The Ekumeku Uprising was over British colonialization.

Those of "Ekumeku" ancestry - Umu Eze Chima and Umu Nri - were at the forefront of the struggles for Nigerian independence, with people like Dr. A A Nwafor Orizu and Chief Osita Agwuna serving prison terms. Any struggles the parents could not conclude is continued by the children by other means.

The Biafran war was a response to the genocide. The war in fact was brought upon us. The battlefield was Eastern Region. The war ended in 1970 but the issues and causes were not resolved. That is where we are today.

The Igbo will also jointly rise to fight evil in their midst. They did it in Onitsha in the 1980's, Owerri in the 90's, and with Bakkassi in the 2000.

The Igbo will not die for any man. But the Igbo will stand by any man who symbolizes their cause and their pursuit of justice. Even if the man dies, the struggle continues, and like the Ekumeku warriors, the children will pick up the baton from their parents.

This is the Igbo I know, the Igbo I am, and the Igbo we are. This is my story. Feel free to tell yours.


"My boy, may you live to your full potential, ascend to a dizzy height as is possible for anyone of your political description in your era to rise. May you be acknowledged world-wide as you rise as an eagle atop trees, float among the clouds, preside over the affairs of fellow men.... as leaders of all countries pour into Nigeria to breathe into her ear.

But then, Chuba, if it is not the tradition of our people that elders are roundly insulted by young men of the world, as you have unjustly done to me, may your reign come to an abrupt and shattering close. As you look ahead, Chuba, as you see the horizon, dedicating a great marble palace that is the envy of the world, toasted by the most powerful men in the land, may the great big hand snatch it away from you. Just as you look forward to hosting the world’s most powerful leader and shaking his hands, as you begin to smell the recognition and leadership of the Igbo people, may the crown fall off your head and your political head fall off your shoulders.

None of my words will come to pass, Chuba, until you have risen to the very height of your power and glory and health, but then you will be hounded and humiliated and disgraced out of office, your credibility and your name in tatters forever...”


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