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The Igbo Are Unique In United Community Help Culture

By Ike A. Offor

Whoever that told you that the Igbo are not united confuses their spirit of Republicanism for disunity. This is why Igbo meetings and gatherings are always filled with heated debates. But once the deliberations are over, the family unity stays intact.

In Republican culture, no one has ultimate right unlike in royalty, everyone has a say. This is why the Igbo must express his or herself anywhere irrespective of the threat. They are born into it and grew under such culture. You can try but you can never shut an Igbo person up.

The Mbaise man, who was reported here few days back has gone from being on the street while sick to now being rehabilitated just within days. This is because of the undying century-old culture of the Igbo people of “never leave their own behind”.

The Mbaise Family Union in the city where he lives via their Igbo Union have rallied round to give him a good medical attention and they will now get him a place to live.

They have now planned to get him all his medications, let him see optician, due his diabetes which could have affected his eyesight.

Though, he wants to go home, they have explained to him why it is unwise to go back to Nigeria with his present condition.

The Mbaise Family Union is the one working at this juncture, just imagine when the larger Igbo Union is involved.

Now, it will interest the reader to see that no other tribe in Nigeria does this sort of thing to any of their own. This is simply because no other tribe in Nigeria holds or organises such interconnected Union meetings like the Igbo outside their homeland.

Once an Igbo person leaves his or her homeland, to anywhere both in Nigeria and outside the shores of Nigeria, he finds immediately an Igbo community Union in whichever city, or country where he or she resides and becomes a member. This has so many advantages, just like the one you are reading about.

This is why it is hard to bury an Igbo person outside his family home. These unions always make sure that their family or union members’ body returns home for a befitting burial.

They also help each other in times of difficulties but do not confuse their Republicanism for disunity.

That is the unique unity of the Igbo.

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Nnamdi Kanu Raises Alarm Over Arrest Of IPOB Members In Enugu Today

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The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has raised an alarm over some people allegedly arrested by the army in Enugu on Wednesday (today).

Kanu, who said he was putting the world on notice over the arrest called on the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai to release those his men arrested.

He also told the CAS to rather focus on “the banditry, kidnapping, murder, mayhem, land grabbing, ethnic cleansing, illegal gold mining and extortion rackets ravaging his Fulani controlled North.”

The IPOB leader used the micro-blogging site Twitter to pass his message while also sharing a video of the alleged arrest.

Kanu leads the IPOB which has been at the forefront of the agitation for an independent state of Biafra. The group had been involved in so many squabbles with the Nigerian security operatives in the past and had since been proscribed by the Nigerian government.

The recent development might not be unconnected with the tension building up in many parts of the South East ahead of the sit-at-home order by IPOB on May 30.

Below is Kanu’s tweet:

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JUST IN!! Israel Recognizes Biafra As IPOB Celebrate Israeli Independence

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Information reaching our newsroom that the Indigenous People of Biafra in Israel have enjoined the people of Israel to celebrate her Seventy-One years Independence anniversary.

According to Ndigbo News an Israeli who is married to a Biafran Rachael Nwosu who sent the videos and pictures to us, she said she is proud of IPOB and appreciated them for standing with the people of Israel.
The parade took place in Tel Aviv,  and hundreds of IPOB members storm the streets with the lovely people of Israel. Saying Happy Anniversary to Israel.

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30th May!! Ohaneze, Southeast Governors, Others Cannot Stop Us From Honoring Biafra Fallen Hero’s – IPOB

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IPOB PRESS RELEASE 6/5/2019

It has been brought to our attention that the usual suspects are it once again in their bid to undermine the collective will of all patriotic and genuine children of Biafra to honour those that died for us and 3.5 million victims of the second largest holocaust in modern history.

Rather than anger, we feel pity for these collection of desperados who through their hatred for freedom and historical ignorance are canvassing that 12 hours of buying and selling is more important than honouring the brave men and women that fought they may live. It is the height of ingratitude, treachery and exhibition of crass ignorance that those who claim to be educated in this day and age do not understand the significance nor appreciate the symbolism of honouring those unjustly killed. That Nnia Nwodo Ohaneze and Dave Umahi have come out yet again to lead the effort to discredit and dishonour the spirit of 3.5 million victims of genocide is inexcusable to say the least.

To equate the momentous and solemn remembrance of 3.5 million victims of genocide with twelve hours of economic activity is an unpardonable crime both before God and man. These Fulani slaves in Igboland bore witness to the recent visit of Osinbajo the Nigerian vice president to Rwanda to remember the 150,000 victims of genocide. Why didn’t Nnia Nwodo treacherous Ohaneze and the Fulani herdsmen loving Dave Umahi issue a statement condemning Yemi Osinbajo for attending the memorial in Rwanda. What Nnia Nwodo and Dave Umahi is saying in essence is that 150,000 Rwandan genocide victims is more important than 3.5 million of their own people (Biafrans) slaughtered in similar circumstances between 1967 to 1970. Any leader worth his salt would canvass for Nigeria to understand the need to declare May 30th a national public holiday but not these traitors. All they care about is their little competition to see who among them will win their coveted Best Fulani Slave in the South East and South South Award 2019.

Leaders who claim to be educated and whose education should have taught them the historic importance, symbolism and essence of remembering victims of an unjust war are the ones trying their desperate best to discourage their people from observing a day of prayers and reflection.

Israel only a few days ago observed the annual Jewish holocaust memorial. This event has been running for over 70 years. Last year 2018 November 11, world leaders attended the Armistice Day commemoration in Paris to remember those that fell in the First World War. This remembrance has been running for over 100 years. Britain that created Nigeria observe the same annual 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th month at the Cenotaph in London every year without fail. Only those with a history of colluding with the enemy like Ohaneze and Igbo governors can come out against honoring the memory of their own people.

We know we live in an era of betrayal when mouthing nonsense against IPOB is considered a lucrative business because it attracts the attention of Aso Rock which often leads to financial reward. All inconsequential mushroom groups in the name of Biafra or Igbo hoping to attract favours from Aso Rock by issuing anti-May 30th sit at home statements will have themselves to blame in the future. Every year they come up with their usual nonsense against our sit at home order but in the end they start making comments in the hope of sharing in the glory of 100% compliance.

These Nigeria by day and Biafra at night mushroom groups without presence or followership in Biafraland have failed in the past and will fail again because as usual, there will be total compliance with the sit-at-home order come May 30th because IPOB is the people and the people is IPOB.

Unscrupulous individuals, groups and politicians particularly some Igbo governors and Ohaneze Ndigbo can rant all they like on the pages of newspapers, we IPOB must remember our fallen heroes and heroines who paid the ultimate price that our generation to be alive today.

We are urging Biafrans, friends Biafra and lovers of freedom across the globe to heed this patriotic and candid call for Biafra freedom and ignore all traitors and caliphate slaves within.

We IPOB must remain undeterred irrespective of the renewed sponsored media attacks, false propaganda, arrest and torture by the Nigerian Government and her security operatives, supported by David Umahi of Ebonyi, Willie Obiano of Anambra, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia and Nnia Nwodo Ohaneze Ndigbo. In the end they will be held accountable for their actions because in the end IPOB always win.

COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB.

 

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Police Allegedly Shoot, Arrest ‘Unarmed’ IPOB Members In Asaba

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Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL has decried the shooting of unarmed members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, by the Police in Asaba, Delta State.

The Deputy National Leader of the group and Head of Operations, Biafra Broadcasting Service, BBS TV, Ebuta Ogar Takon, in a statement on Wednesday, condemned the shooting and the arrest of the IPOB members.

He said “Even as we are yet to understand the reasons for the protest, I must condemn the shooting of unarmed civilians, they are citizens of the east, they are part of the world, you don’t engage a non violence movement in gun duels simply because they goes by the name ” Biafra” a name that scares the government and the jihadists which they sponsor, its highly condemnable”.

NDIGBO NEWS  learnt that the group recently marked three years of its resolution known as “Ekukunela Declaration” made in the Ejagham speaking town of Ekukunela, in Ikom, Cross River State on 12 April, 2016.

Takon said the BNYL will not confront the police or any other security agencies in the Southeast and South-south “unless they sense us as enemies because we have been acting in accordance with international laws which corresponds with our Ekukunela Declaration.

But if the security agencies see us a threat and tries to fight our presence in areas of our influence without we breaching the law, then they are looking for trouble because the situation might escalate beyond what they thought, that is pushing us to go underground not knowing we have been underground for long , we will only bring out what we discovered underground since years of operations” he said.

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Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Reacts As Massive Crowd Welcomes Him In Germany (Video)

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The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has commended members of the group who came out to welcome him in Germany on Saturday.

Kanu was in Germany for the IPOB town hall meeting held in the city of Munich on Saturday.

The IPOB leader thanked members of the group for their huge turnout not minding the short notice for the meeting.

He expressed his appreciation in a post on his Twitter handle on Sunday.

He wrote: “I thank the good people of #IPOB for the huge turnout yesterday in Bavaria Munich.

“Not minding the short notice, you proved your determination to restore afra so that we can all return to our beloved homeland. Chukwu Okike Abiama bless you all.”

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Nnamdi Kanu Maintains Stance On Buhari’s WAEC Certificate Saga

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A leading member of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has insisted that Muhammadu Buhari requires a Senior Secondary Leaving Certificate (SSCE) to contest for the seat of the Nigerian president.

 

Ndigbo News reports that the Spokesperson for the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization, Festus Keyamo (SAN) had in one of his recent tweets explained that to occupy the office of Nigeria’s number one citizen, one does not need a WAEC certificate.

But now, during a live broadcast from Radio Biafra at the weekend, Kanu explains that the 1999 constitution (as amended) makes it clear that Primary 6 First School Leaving Certificate only applies to those seeking work in a State – and not at Federal level.

Kanu says: “The 1999 Constitution makes it clear that Primary 6 First School Leaving Certificate only applies to those seeking work in a State.

“Those that quoted this ‘Interpretation’ out of context to justify the ridiculously unconstitutional claim that Jubril/Buhari does not need a WAEC certificate to contest for the presidency is a disgrace to the league of Senior Advocates of Nigeria and the legal profession in general.

“This section of the constitution refers to state employees, not even federal workers and has to do with employment not running for the office of the president.

“Note, a person needs a specified qualification School Certificate (WAEC) to sit in Aso Rock, not Primary 6 First School Leaving Certificate.

“Jubril/Buhari and Atiku need WAEC to be the President of Nigeria.”

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Nnamdi Kanu To Host IPOB Town Hall Meeting In Germany

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The IPOB leader, who made the announcement on his Twitter handle on Wednesday said that the meeting will hold in the “historic city of Munich”.

He said that the time of the meeting will be announced on Radio Biafra and enjoined his followers to join him in a live question and answer session.

Kanu leads the group which seeks secession of the eastern part of Nigeria to form the Biafran Republic. The group has since been proscribed by the Nigerian government but they have however continued their agitation for an independent nation.

See his tweet below:

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What IPOB Said About Asari Dokubo’s Allegations On Prophet Nwoko

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The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has debunked allegations that it murdered Prophet Anthony Nwoko, .Ndigbo News understands.

This online news medium had earlier reported that Prophet Nwoko who was a staunch advocate of Biafra was murdered last week at his Enugu State residence.

A former Niger Delta militant leader Asari Dokubo had on Monday accused the leader of the pro-Biafra group Nnamdi Kanu of killing Nwoko.

“Cleric Nwoko,” Asari said, “was allegedly assassinated by agents of Nnamdi Kanu to silence him because he opposed Nnamdi Kanu’s way of camouflaging under the Biafra struggle to enrich himself.”

However, IPOB in a statement on Radio Biafra exonerated its leader for the death of the cleric.

It described the allegations as a plot to blackmail IPOB and its leader Nnamdi Kanu.

“This is the clip of the contractor working hard to blackmail IPOB,” IPOB noted. “Asari forgot that before he embarks in this kind of blackmail he should prepare himself very well hoping that he is coming to meet the almighty IPOB.”

It added that: “We meet problems head-on, IPOB does not run away from enemies and since Asari has presented himself as an enemy to our collective survival we shall treat him as an enemy.”

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