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Why I Now Pray For Buhari, By Agha Egwu |The Republican News

 

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President Muhammadu Buhari

 

By Agha Egwu

Charlie Boy was tear gassed at the Abuja fountain and he came to his senses. He needed to be rough-handled to come to his senses. In his eyes, he is a very wise man, a leader of the youth except that no youth are following him. That was why he went to the fountain in the company of a few other old men, like Jim Iyke, reliving their Aluta days, and still somehow imagining they are youth leading youth.

Charlie Boy and Jim Iyke are classic Efulefus, like our beloved and most erudite Mbe Nwaniga – highly intelligent people, that unfortunately, are so haughty with their superior brains they think they know better than the masses of their people. It took the humiliating destruction of the Nigeria economy, under Buhari, for them to wake up to their calamitous and intensively foolish support for Buhari.

And that is why I now pray
For Buhari to come back today
So he can continue to prey
On fools that continue to say
One Nigeria.

When we had Goodluck Jonathan and some little modicum of good governance, some little modicum of democracy, some little modicum of infrastructure, we all relaxed like lambs who had forgotten there were wolves in sheep’s clothing seeking to dominate and rule us. They say a nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves.

Jonathan put us all to sleep. We became the best destination for Foreign investment in Africa, the biggest economy in Africa and the third fastest growing economy in the world. I did not say so. CNN said so. Suddenly we were all walking around with chests puffed out and imagined we were now one of the MINT economies – Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey – imagine our swagger. Then Buhari came along, and in just two years, we suddenly remembered the hell in which we were in and started shouting restructure, restructure, restructure… Charlie Boy our Mumu never do.

And that is why I now pray
For Buhari to come back today
So he can continue to prey
On fools that continue to say
We are One!

You see, it takes a big slap on some faces to wake them up to the dangers they are in. Tinubu and his Yoruba people teamed up against poor Jonathan, and most corruptly dubbed him corrupt and clueless, and lied and bullied out the best President we ever had.

Tinubu and his Yoruba Minions suddenly imposed a dinosaur fossil on us as President. It took the total destruction of our economy in only two years, and for Buhari’s military mindset to give Tinubu a double slap in the face, for Tinubu and his Yoruba morons to start singing a discordant tune. Now they mumble ‘Kai Baba’ whilst praying Baba will self-destruct so their son will come to power.

And that is why I now pray
For Buhari to come back today
So he can continue to prey
On fools that continue to say
Nigeria is indivisible.

The great Yoruba nation must forgive me for calling them MORONS, but I am sorry you guys did behave like morons, and you know it in your hearts. Is it the great Yoruba race of Fela Anikulapo Kuti that did us this thing? You handed our nation to Buhari the man that Fela warned you against. Is it the great Yoruba nation of Tai Solarin, Gani Fawehinmi, Segun Okeowo, warriors for freedom, that allowed a drug baron that raped Lagos State to lead us and them to perfidy? You now want Osinbajo to come to power, but Osinbajo is a very dangerous guy for Nigeria right now and I will explain why.

Osinbajo may be more dangerous than Jonathan. He is dangerous because he has the capacity to once again put us to sleep. He can make us believe that the wolves we see in our midst, that have removed their sheep’s clothing, with fangs and claws bared, are indeed SHEEP in wolves clothing.

And that is why I now pray
For Buhari to come back today
So he can continue to prey
On fools that continue to say
We are free.

Instead of 95% to 5%, Osinbajo may talk of universal brotherhood. Instead of appointing a Northerner or Muslim to every Police Commissioner and Security Chief post, he may succeed in creating more Federal Character. He may visit the South East and South South and persuade us to restructure and forget referendum. Instead of jailing our freedom fighters, he might, like Yaradua, invite them to Aso Rock, bribe them with dollars and dignity and disgrace them out of their agitation profession.

We need Buhari with his military mindset and dictatorial despotism, to constantly remind us of the hunters in our midst, the naked wolves we see today so that we can have the determination to break away. We do not want the bitter pill of Nigeria coated in sweet chocolate. We need it raw, naked, undiluted.

And that is why I now pray
For Buhari to come back today
So he can continue to prey
On fools that continue to say
Oil and Water can mix.

And from the catastrophic cacophony that is Nigeria, the discordant notes of elders like Ohaneze and Edwin Clark and treacherous Governors that turned the other cheek, and called their people miscreants, whilst they were massacred – came a lone Voice. A lone Voice on the Radio that talked of courage; a lone voice that called thieves, thieves and a spade, a spade. A lone Voice that called the wolves, wolves and stripped them of their sheep’s clothing, baring them naked, with all their ugly warts, to the world.

And with one voice the people rose and found their voice and courage. And when the Voice was clamped in prison to silence it, the people raised their voices to heaven and chanted the ululation of the bereaved. With a curse, the moron with the military mindset was locked in the prison of his own body, as if by divine intention, till the Voice was released from his prison to the jubilation of his people. Such things only happen in biblical stories.

So, the people rose without fear, to do their battle for freedom, without guns, without violence, just the stout heart of those who know their cause is just and victory is certain.

And the Voice became flesh and dwelt amongst us, a frail, strangely defenceless, lonely figure, that gave his soul, spirit and body to the people. And the wolves and the elders called the Voice hate speech because he spoke the truth and called them what they were. They were not used to the truth. They were used to sycophancy, of being lied to by obsequious slaves, suffering and smiling for the crumbs from the tables of the pigs of Animal Farm.

In their iniquity, truth becomes hate and light become darkness. In their vainglorious nature, they imagined themselves light and truth, but when light and truth came, it was hate, the real hate and jealousy, that spewed from their hearts and lips.

As the wolves hungered for war and violence, they blamed the Voice for the violence they perpetrated and accused him of starting the war that they started.

The military mindset of the war-mongering wolves could not understand that although the Voice violently violates the vermins of violence, the man behind the Voice, was a dove of peace. Like the Biblical prophets of old, he speaks truth to power and lays curses on the agents of perfidy in high places. In their hypocrisy, they call it hate speech but they are the true masters of hate and propaganda. As the Voice calls for a referendum, the northern wolves chant the dirges of war and genocide. But the Voice merely smiles sadly, and raises his hands to the glory and ovation of his people, for freedom is sure and Biafra is assured.

The Efulefus and Elders of the South East may mock, but it is through the agitation of that Voice that you will gain your freedom to trade and industrialise and build a new modern nation. And the Edwin Clarks and people of the South South may resist, but it is through the agitation of that Voice, that they will gain 100% resource control. And although the South West may sneer in disdain, it is through the agitation of that Voice that you will gain Oduduwa.

But without the obsessive, moronic, military mindset there could have been no Voice.

Thank God for Buhari.

And that is why we should pray for Buhari
In his confusion we find strength
In the injuries he causes, we find health
In the poverty he wishes, we find wealth
In his suffocation, we take breath
Through his prison
We shall gain freedom.

And that is why I now pray
For Buhari to come back today
So he can continue to prey
On fools that continue to say
Like G.O.W.O.N.
The General of Genocide
Go On With One Nigeria.

Thank you the Voice
Thank you, Nnamdi Kanu.
Thank you for trudging the hard path
Of nonviolent civil resistance;
The well-worn path
Of Gandhi,
Of Martin Luther King,
Of Mandela,
They were victorious,
And so shall we be.
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Anti-Igbo Song: Nnamdi Kanu Tells Ndigbo To Leave The North |RN

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IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu

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The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has urged Igbo people living in the North to relocate to their homeland. He spoke in reaction to a newly-released anti-Igbo song circulating in most northern states.

Kanu, who gave the come-back-home advice while speaking with journalists in his Afraukwu Umuahia country home, said the song was only a prelude to the October 1 quit notice by Arewa youths.

He described the anti-Igbo song as “evil, satanic and pre-genocidal,” and warned Igbo people in the North not to ignore the grave implications of the messages conveyed in the song, adding that the song was a further confirmation of the alleged plots to kill the Igbo living in the North.

Kanu said, “I am aware of an anti-Igbo song circulating now in the North. My reaction has been to warn our people in the North that the pogrom being hatched by our enemies will come. There is an impending doom for our people living in the North.

Related: Anti-Igbo Threat: Police Fail To Arrest Arewa Youth Leaders Despite El-Rufai’s Order

“So, the best they can do is to leave the North and come home so that we can have our Biafra and build an economy capable of assimilating and absorbing all their potential and creative abilities.”  (Punchng.com)

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Ambode Will Deal With Kanu If He Tries To Hold Rally In Lagos – Lagos Lawmaker

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A Lagos state lawmaker has fired warning to IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who threatened to hold a rally in Lagos.

While speaking in exclusive interview with The Independent, Honourable Segun Olulade, lawmaker representing Epe constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, warned the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to steer clear of Lagos if he does not want to incur the wrath of Lagosians and the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

The IPOB leader has earlier vowed to take his protest to Lagos, Nigeria’s economic and commercial capital and shut down the state in his bid to draw support for the actualization of Biafra republic.

Speaking in a chat on Monday, Olulade, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Health Services, said Governor Ambode and Lagosians will not fold their hands and allow anyone disturb the peace that is enjoyed by residents in the state.

He said; “I think as a state, we will be ready to curtail any act of insecurity in Lagos state. We will not fold our hands and allow anybody to cause crisis and breakdown of law and order in the state.

“Governor Akinwunmi Ambode will deal decisively with anyone threatening to shut down the state. If any fellow is threatening to shut down our state, he should go back to where he is coming from. He is not welcome in Lagos state. Lagosians will resist it.

“The government of Lagos will resist it and we will ensure that nobody truncates the peace we enjoy in Lagos. I see his threat to hold a rally and shut down Lagos state as an empty threat. Lagos is not like any other state.”

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Biafra: Northern Group Alerts 8 Presidents Of International Community Over Nnamdi Kanu, Biafra Agitation|RN

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The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has told the international community to blame Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) if there is an outbreak of violence in the country. The coalition also accused Igbo religious and political leaders of issuing half-hearted condemnations of the activities IPOB, the reason for which it has made fresh formal complaints about the IPOB leader’s conduct to international bodies.

Among those whom the CNG said it has alerted through official communication are the

President of the United Nations General Assembly,

President of the United Nations Security Council for the month of August,

President of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR).

Others are Chairman of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM),

President of the African Court of Peoples and Human Rights in Banjul,

The Gambia; Chairman of the African Commission on People’s and Human Rights, Speaker of the Pan-African Parliament,

Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security,

Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Chairman and Executive Board members of the National Commission on Human Rights.

“We are compelled to insist on this line of action based on our belief that the sole motivating factor behind Kanu’s action is to bring about a major ethnic and religious crisis across the country. While we faithfully await action from the Federal Government of Nigeria and the international community, we initiated a series of town hall meetings in major cities of the three geopolitical zones of the North,” stated CNG.

The group recalled that it met in June when it examined the impediments to national integration and identified IPOB’s agitation for Biafra as the major factor currently impeding Nigeria’s stability. As a result, CNG said it took a position, through the Kaduna Declaration, which contained an ultimatum to Igbo people resident in the North to leave by 1 October. The declaration also contained a similar order to Northerners resident in the South-East to quit by the same date.

The coalition said it followed this up with a petition to the Secretary-General of the United Nations as well as major foreign diplomatic missions.

“We drew attention to the emerging trends in the country that are pregnant with complications and unforeseen consequences. We can proudly say, today, that this objective has to a large extent been achieved as the Biafran issue, which was neglected for 50 years, has now been brought to the front burner of our national discourse,” CNG added.

As a result of its initiatives, CNG explained that it has held meetings with many peace-loving groups, agencies, religious, cultural and traditional leaders with a view to achieving peace and stability.

Among those it met, disclosed CNG, were the Sultan of Sokoto, Northern Governors Forum and the National Peace Committee, which CNG charged with the responsibility of harmonizing previous and future efforts to resolve the crisis.

The first of such meetings was held in Kano on 3 August. At the end of the meeting, CNG said it opened a dialogue with Igbo leaders in the 19 Northern states. The dialogue was facilitated by the State Security Services and supported by the Kano State government.

On account of the new the new lines of communication, CNG said it will make definite pronouncements at an international press conference in Abuja on Monday, August 14, 2017.

“We appreciate the concern of the State Security Services, Kano Command, in facilitating peace processes and the government of Kano state for its support and cooperation,” CNG said.

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MASSOB Opens Voice Of Biafra Radio In Germany This Week |The Republican News

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From: David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi

If the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) is to be believed, a new Radio Biafra, the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI), will be opened in far-away Germany this week. The radio would broadcast on short waves (SW) band, this week.

This was contained in a statement issued and signed by Biafra Director of Information, Mazi Chris Mocha.

Meanwhile the Leader of Biafra Independence  Movement (BIM), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, on Sunday in Ojukwu Memories Library, New Owerri, Imo State  Capital, listed some activities lined up to mark the 18 years of the founding of the movement for the actualisation of a sovereign state of Biafra (MASSOB).

Uwazuruike said the celebration in Onitsha, Anambra State on September 13, would be part of activities lined up for the 18 years of non-violence and non-exodus by MASSOB.

The MASSOB leader added that the Radio station would be the authentic voice of the Biafran people and would always educate, inform and enlighten our people on issues of Biafra and not to spread hate messages or blackmail.

He maintained that MASSOB-BIM would continue to play a leading role in our quest for Biafra, assuring Ndigbo that it is only through Non-Violence that could lead them to Biafra independence without firing a gunshot.

On Anambra State governorship election, on November 18, Chief Uwazuruike insisted that the election must hold as planned, adding that MASSOB was not interested in any political party.

“When there is no election the constitution is very clear on this.  And what do you get in return, a military administrator will be appointed in Anambra State to the detriment of Ndigbo,” he argued?

He said the group had no regret that Radio Biafra London was set up in 2009 by Chief Ralph Uwazuruike and handed over to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu only for the same Radio to be used to blackmail its leader and spread hate massages, saying that Kanu was only out to make money and fame and not firm and credible to propagate the Biafra struggle.        (The Sun)

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Biafran Writes Open Letter To IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu |The Republican News

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IPOB Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu

The Igbo of Biafra is indeed traditionally and culturally Republicans, who are deeply and without any hold very democratic. This is why they are always free to air their views and very proud and contented. They do not have kings who dictate and make decrees and that passes out as law in the land.

Perhaps, this is why the Igbo come across as proud and arrogant to others who do not comprehend their Republican nature and their birth right to express themselves to anyone wherever that may be. Here one Biafran has just done what the Igbo are known for, unbridled democrats.

Those who do not have such background see these as lack of unity but it is indeed their cultural and traditional pattern of unhindered democracy as it has been since their existence. So, no one is seen as the person that knows it all but everyone has a point to make and such point must be considered. But to an outsider, it is chaos and lacking in unity.

Here is the letter:

THE DIRECTOR RADIO BIAFRA
SUPREME LEADER
INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA(IPOB)
Umuahia, Abia State
Nigeria.

Dear Mazi,

It is a great pleasure to reach your esteemed self through this medium. It became necessary at this critical time of the year when governorship electioneering campaign is set to commence in my darling state Anambra. I could not have reached you through no other means than the open letter having failed largely due to the high walls erected by over zealous inner caucus members of your group IPOB. I was also denied your telephone contact by disciples and apostles with Baltic claims of guards almost always in the habit of shielding you away from suspected people of opposite stance.

Mazi, I sincerely write you this minute, firstly, to congratulate you on your dogged effort to give Ndigbo a true sense of belonging in the burgeoning political irrelevance since 2015 general elections, an unfortunate era of political blunder witnessing the majority of our people who believed Dr Goodluck Jonathan was Azikiwe of the erroneous moment. when all the eggs laid in one rickety basket got smashed and the catastrophic aftermath.

Through unpatriotically orchestrated media onslaught against the Federal Government of Nigeria, Mazi you have overwhelmingly succeeded in rejuvenating the Centurion call to end the brazen marginalization of the Southeastern Nigerian. Now, powers that be are looking eastwards and paying greater attention to our needs, yearnings and aspirations as legitimate constituent members of the federation. Events of the moment have objectively rekindled the fire of brotherhood once lost amongst Ndigbo, that it appears we are speaking undoubtedly in coordinated voices of late.

Much as I would like to continue pouring sincere encomium on your recent profound achievements as an activists(because I don’t know you as a separatist) permit me to beckon your attention and redirect your focus on issues capable of erasing the hard earned and wildly celebrated accolades enrooted in the struggle to better the lives of the people of Igbo origin.

while in London championing the Radio Biafra activities, Mazi your stint in broadcast greatly influenced the thoughts and lifestyle of your audience who quickly keyed into your laudable project and rendered massive support in kind and cash for the IPOB cause. Critics had posited that It was vulgarity and hate speeches on Radio Biafra that shut down Igbo elites and revered intellectuals interest in the IPOB cause. This was evident when you were thrown into jail, awaiting trials.

Mazi, I remember with nostalgia in 2013 when the Radio Biafra transmitter meant for Enugu was procured and you were shopping for the Director, you got connected to me through one Lady Rita Anigbogu your former deputy (now Leader of MOBIN) who was a strong member of Igbo cultural ambassadors in Lagos. Severally, you engaged me on phone urging me to get in involved in Radio Biafra activities, even proposed that I handled the Enugu Station, which I declined after listening to your live broadcast via links you sent. Obviously, I was quite uncomfortable with your confrontational mannerisms as carelessly exhibited on the air.

Unarguably, the self- determination gospel was clear but the approach and methodology were uncouth, the style archaic, and the struggle a hard buy. Soon, it became a battle for survival, the long arm of the law was visited on you, and co travellers. Many of us though not comfortable with your style began to cry out for your freedom. I still recollect and vividly too, a YouTube video that went viral demanding for your release. Yes, I had to make the demand to persuade a fast tracked litigation processes (see Anambra APC GUBER ASPIRANT CALLS FOR MAZI NNAMDI KANU RELEASE on YouTube). Eventually, you were released on stringent bail conditions as it was, but you have thrown caution to the wind and relapsed into your stereotyped style of agitation.

Mazi, you should know by now that Ndigbo has risen in demand for equity and freedom from the firm grip of injustices meted on the region by past and present political leadership in Nigeria. Also, You should know that Ndigbo cannot settle for another civil war because we are yet to recover from the last mortal combat that sucked innocent blood. You should know that in politics, it is better to dialogue than to fight.

Demanding for ‘Referendum’ that is presently not enshrined in the Nigeria constitution cannot be attained without due dialogue, and enduring intellectual gymnastics cum political persuasions. You should know by now that the crowd you are talking to at every rally cannot lobby for the attainment of the set goals. They know nothing more than ‘give us Biafra. Yes, they sleep it, walk it, talk it and eat it but cannot provoke strategical and tactical means of achieving it.
You should know that majority of your fans who now claim IPOB membership need to be given the right orientation for it has become clear to everyone that they are ignorant of what referendum is and the procedural approach. You should know that character attributes and dispositions of your fans and fanatic followers are getting issues hugely complicated. It’s high time you called them to order and let them know what you know.

Mazi, when you told your fans and fanatic followers to boycott elections in Anambra, and they went about town shouting “no election does that not tell you what lies ahead is a defeat against the original plan, against the struggle, against the dream of a better Nation devoid of injustices, inequities, and unfairness. Don’t you think your strategy this time will set you against the rights of people supposedly being fought for? Don’t you think your inability to step down from the emperor stool and dialogue with relevant Igbo associations, think tanks, elder state men, Leaders of thoughts, seasoned legal luminaries, traditional rulers, clergymen, would give a clearer direction?

Truth be told, your fans and fanatic followers need to be enlightened on the best and surest way to make the dream of a better nation possible. It is not late to call them to order and explain better in the language they understand. No one is more Igbo than the other. No one is more BIAFRAN in spirit than the other. There is no family in Igbo land without a scar of Nigeria/Biafra Civil war. Call your ardent followers to order. Civil disobedience is mostly better observed and or practised by civil minds!

I hope that this letter will get to you before the commencement of electioneering campaigns in Anambra this September. I’m quite optimistic your fans and unrepentant followers have their benefactors in the race for Guber seat. Surely, they will do the needful to remain relevant, in the general scheme of things.

God bless you for reading this letter from a core BIAFRAN in Nigeria.

Regards

Comr Eze Harris Chuma
Ogene Ndigbo
Ezeomenani

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Biafran Group Declares Secession, Names Utomi, Soludo, Gana, Others In ‘Cabinet’

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IPOB Members in Owerri

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One of the pro-Biafran groups, the Biafra Zionist Federation, on Monday, in Enugu, declared the secession of the ‘Republic of Biafra’ from Nigeria.

Biafra takes off as an independent country on Tuesday (today), August 1, 2017, according to BZM leader, Mr Benjamin Onwuka, who declared himself the ‘Interim President’ of the new nation at a press briefing at the Enugu secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists.

Onwuka, who was detained, and charged with treason after leading some members of the BZF to invade the studios of the Enugu State Broadcasting Service in a failed bid to announce the secession of Biafra on June 5, 2014, also named ministers and other top government officials of Biafra.

Secession: ‘Igbo’ll be greater losers’

The officials named by Onwuka are prominent personalities drawn from different areas, which the BZF leader said were Biafran territories.

An eminent economist, Prof. Pat Utomi, was named the foreign minister while a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has been appointed as the Governor of the Central Bank of Biafra.

In the same vein, a former boss of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ms Arunma Oteh, has been named the finance minister.

The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, was named as the Ambassador of the Republic of Biafra to the United States while a former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, from Niger State, was appointed the transport minister.

Related: With Biafra, The Igbo Must Not Vacate Any Part Of Nigeria, Says Nnamdi Kanu

Another former information minister and former deputy governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Labaran Maku, has been named as the minister of aviation.

Other key appointments, as announced by Onwuka, include Amarachi Ubani, information; Mrs Mary Okafor, trade and industry; Benny Lar, from Plateau State, Secretary to the Government of the Republic of Biafra; Gabriel Oluwole Osagie, education; and Philip Effiong Jnr, health.

Prof. Barth Nnaji, a former power minister, was named as energy minister in the ‘cabinet’ assembled by Onwuka.

It was not clear whether Onwuka consulted the ‘appointees’ before naming them as part of his ‘government.’

Journalists, who were bewildered as Onwuka unexpectedly declared the secession of Biafra, laughed when he reeled out the names.

But with a stern expression on his face, Onwuka glared at the journalists and retorted, “This is not a laughing matter.”

The BZF leader explained that the nascent Biafran government was an interim one, claiming that he had the backing of the US.

Related: Southern Kaduna Will Join Biafra If Nigeria Breaks Up, Says Dr Danfulani |RN

According to Onwuka, the alleged recognition of the independence of Biafra was part of US foreign policy, having been endorsed by former President Barack Obama before he left office.    (Punchng.com)

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