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Ijaw youths threaten Benin govt over Asari-Dokubo.


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The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has demanded an unreserved apology from the government of Benin Republic over the arrest of the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force ( NDPLF), Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo.
The council has also warned that it would no longer condone the arrest and harassment of Ijaw leaders.
The Ijaw nation was jolted when the news of the arrest of Asari-Dokubo filtered into Nigeria with the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta( MEND) threatening to attack Beninose interests if he was not released.
The IYC noted that though Asari-Dokubo has been released, his arrest and detention was politically motivated by enemies of the Ijaw nation who are uncomfortable with his position as it relates to President Goodluck Jonathan running for the presidency in 2015.

Mr Udengs Eradiri who was declared President by the electoral committee in an interview after conducting his first congress at the IJaw House, Yenagoa said the Ijaw nation is suspecting foul play in the arrest of Asari-Dokubo.
According to him, the arrest was an affront on the Ijaw nation and the government of Nigeria since Asari-Dokubo was doing legitimate business in Benin Republic.
He warned politicians against heating up the polity by setting up perceived opponents instead of sticking to the rules of the game.
His words: “On the issue of arrest of the former President of IYC, Asari Dokubo. First of all, we want to thank President Goodluck Jonathan for the timely intervention on the arrest of Asari-Dokubo. We acknowledge the fact that Dokubo is doing business in Republic of Benin peacefully and freely and did not breach any law. We are saying again that we will not tolerate the arrest of any of our leaders.We are suspecting foul play from the political dimension on the arrest of Dokubo. We are warning that those trying to play politics to stick to the rules of politics and not use or ridicule Ijaw nation and leaders”

Source: Radio Biafra.

The owners of the zoological republic of Nigeria warns Presidency against inducing Northen elders 2015.


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Pan-Northern socio-political organisation, Arewa Consultative forum has warned the Presidency against any move to induce some prominent leaders in the region to support President Goodluck Jonathan‘s re-election in 2015.

Raising the alarm in Kaduna on Friday, the forum through its Chairman, Alhaji Aliko Mohammed, said some people purportedly working for the presidency had gone round the region with a long list of prominent Northern leaders that would be heavily induced to work for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 presidential poll.

The Niger State Governor and Chairman, Northern States Governor’s Forum, Dr. Babangida Aliyu had raised the alarm that the Presidency had penciled down 400 names of prominent northerners that would be induced to support President Jonathan in his re-election bid in 2015. He promised to make available the lists to public.

However, the ACF’ Chairman in a terse statement noted that the purported long list which he claimed he had seen actually contained names of respected leaders from the north.

The Chairman added that those advising the president to bribe some prominent northern leaders with money in exchange for support were merely deceiving him. He therefore called upon such persons to leave northern leaders out of the 2015 power play.

“Those seeking or advising the President to offer inducement in exchange for support are clearly taking the matter of the President’s re-election away from performance in office to something else. If that is the case, they will be well advised to leave Northern leaders out of it,” he said.

The Chairman added: “The attention of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has been drawn to stories circulating in the media lately suggesting that some people said to be working for the Presidency are going about with a long list of names of Northern leaders they wish to induce in order that they will support the President’s re-election in 2015.

Source: Radio Biafra.

Not Again, say no to Ngige and APC Islamising Anambra like Rochas Okorocha in Imo State.


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Vote for Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha, and the entire Imo accepted. Why because he has Igbo name and we thought he will be better than the then tyrant Ikedi Ohakim !
Imo people ask who bigot this son of the devil? The answer is no. What can Imo people do now that he is turning their sons and daughters into Boko Haram members? Time to place bounty on Okorocha’s head in Biafraland or he will do worst that this video portrayed.

Owerri people, Mbaise people, Orlu people and other Imo people wake up and deal with this embodiment otherwise we cannot say that we did not see it when we became under pressure for a man that we all voted for.

Do it your way let’s stop this Hausa man from destroying our land and culture.

Source: Radio Biafra

Chief Nwosu President Goodluck the only president talking about development.


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I have considered the way Nigeria is going and I thought she needs to grow and develop. But while I was in the public service, I couldn’t make comments on issues concerning leadership in the country but I secretly wrote articles which were published in The Guardian, for instance, “Why the Military Intrude in African Politics“, published in 1978.

I retired voluntarily from the Customs and began thinking of how to write a book that will encapsulate all my ideas about leadership, growth and development. By that, I tried in my book,”Leadership & Developmental Issues in Nigeria: A Search for Development Strategies”, to make a distinction between growth and development. Growth is simply economic expansion where you produce and people consume and it does not translate to development. But development is when Political Leadership begin thinking in terms of how to bridge the gap, that is technological gap between us and developed countries of the world.

This is done by building infrastructures, mass transit fares to move people, building aeroplanes, why can’t we build our own automobiles and automobile parts and couple them in this country and then sell to other countries? We need industrialisation,

technological acquisition, development and adapting, etc , these are ingredients for development.

It is surprising that people say no we can’t develop that way but if you look at developed countries of the world, they are the most advanced in terms of technology, they are the richest, and so, Nigeria cannot continue to depend on only one natural resource; selling of oil and all that, otherwise, why are we always broke? The answer is simply because the profit or whatever money we make from oil sales is not enough to run the affairs of this country.

That is why we run borrowing from time to time. We need to expand our resource base, by industrialisation, manufacturing and exporting, producing food in abundance for everybody then put prices down, develop housing for people and when you give them transportation in addition to low cost housing, you don’t need to pay big money as salary because they have transport and other amenities.

Nigeria’s level of development?

I will limit myself to this present administration. It appears that because President Jonathan is educated and also, a science person, it seems to me that for the first in the history of Nigeria, we have someone who is thinking about development. Jonathan is such a leader, apart from Late Yar’Adua who would have been such a person but death stopped him too early. But Jonathan stepped into his shoes and seems to have gone further than expectation as far as I am concerned. I am speaking for myself. Jonathan is talking about development, launching of satellite, building our own automobiles and all that because he is the kind of president that has development agenda for the nation.

Objective of the book?

My book is to create awareness and arouse in the minds of political leaders the need to bridge development, technological and industrial gap between us and advanced countries of the world. Other countries will not take us serious if we don’t begin to put necessary infrastructure in place, for the nation’s development.

Once again, Nigeria needs to grow and develop and that is why I have in my book, documented all the indices of development which have been lacking in the governance of Nigeria

How can Nigeria win the war against corruption?

First and foremost, the presidential system of Governance should be dropped because it is not conducive for Nigerian polity. Parliamentary system which will keep leaders on their toes is best because there will be no room for corruption. What we have at the moment is a situation whereby the executive, judiciary and legislature are busy chasing their personal agenda because the presidential system does not check them properly. All these are documented in my book for reference purpose.

Source: Radio Biafra.

BILIE Joins Yoruba Declared For Independence Of Southern Nigeria.


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BILIE Human Rights Initiative has declared that they are no longer fighting for the restoration of Biafra rather that they are figting for the independence of  ‘Southern Nigeria‘ state( A Country that will made up of Yoruba and Igbos) , this declaration has made Biafras to call on all people that are with Bilie or

intending to join BILIE to stop as they are now an instrument working agains the Biafra restoration just like MASSOB and Ralph UwazuruikeIt is time to ask all genuine Buifrans that we made in the past when we were working with BILIE to Join BILIE to withdrwa their membership. BILIE not only compromised, but have started a new very dangerous moves that have never been heard of in the history of Biafra restoration quest. See how they have changed from BILIE to APC and now SOUTHERN NIGERIA.Carol Munday reports her encounter with a BILIE Officer who is also a Nigeria security agent : Who ever is for Biafra and was/is with BHRI plans, should have removed themselves already, and cut communications coming from them. I am well aware of the compromise within BHRI as sad as it may be, let me confirm again Nigerian security forces and Rochas Okorocha are now behind key members of BHRI and are steering all of them and their connections to support APC, the person who has been working with them, even mailing for them, is a Yoruba Nigerian security forces officer who today contacted me and after threatening me and found I was not so easily worried about nonsense, then asked tomeet me in London, to discuss to come to an agreement with them for a ‘one southern Nigeria’, they don’t want Biafra and say it can not be, they will use the law to stop this, they feel a ‘southern Nigeria will be the answer’, they want to try even to bribe me with minerals (oil) into supporting this group. Human life is worth more than anything, even if it is the price of a few to save many!! The UN convention 2007 allows the indigenous people of Biafra the right to self determination, do not let anyone tell you, you are wrong or breaking the law, as even Nigeria is a member of the UN.Withdraw your BILIE membership now or you will probably be islamised before you know it. We Biafrans want to make it clear once again that we are not working with BILIE anymore and will never be. They have been compromised  and we have first hand information now to prove that they compromised due to APC influence and as we have made out stand clear, APC is an Hausa/Yoruba party hellbent on turning all Biafrans into Muslim. We can only stop this from happening by separating from Nigeria as an unadulterated indigenous people of Biafra. Join Radio Biafra and the indigenous people of Biafra towards the restoration of Biafra. We are the one with majority and we are way ahead of all these minor groups like BILIE and MASSOB that APC have hoodwinked into accepting Islam. Our mission is to restore Biafra on nothing! No Compromise! Every Biafarn should have the right of freedom of expression and  and equal rights, we should never be slaves in our own land. Follow the right people now!Once again withdraw your BILIE membership, if you choose not to RBL will not be liable for asking you to join BILIE in the past should you be harmed while following BILIE. The revolution that will follow will be consequential and you are once again ask to join the Indeginous people and get among your people. BILIE is now infiltrated by Hausa and Yoruba and this is a very bad mix.

God bless Biafra.By Carol Munday and Biafra Galaxy – See more at:http://www.biafragalaxy.com/2013/11/breaking-news-bilie-human-rights.html#.UpkSbMQW02Y

Hezbollah Lebanese Kano Arms Cachebags life jail.


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The trial of three Lebanese accused of belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist group, and in ration the Kano arm find,

ended yesterday with a Federal High Court in Abuja jailing one of them for life.

Talal Ahmad Roda, who was arrested in the Kano house where the ammunition was found, got life to imprisonment having been found guilty of conspiracy.

Mustapha Fawaz, owner of Abuja-based Amigo Supermarket and Wonderland Amusement Park, both companies and the second accused person, Abdallah Thahini were freed.

Justice Ademola Adeniyi, in a judgment yesterday, held that the prosecution failed to provide concrete evidence linking them with terrorism.

The Federal Government had on July 29 arraigned that three men and the companies on a 16-count charge of terrorism.

While Roda was convicted on counts 8 and 9 relating to conspiracy, Fawaz, his companies and Thahini were acquitted on all the counts.

Justice Adeniyi held that the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubts that the discharged persons are terrorists.

The judge was of the opinion that since the Hezbollah military group was not labelled a terrorist group under any Nigerian law, the court could not hold otherwise.

Justice Adeniyi observed that some aspects of the investigation were not properly conducted.

The judge also also observed that the prosecution failed by the evidence brought before the court to establish a case of terrorism against the accused persons.

He held that the prosecution was wrong by not producing before the court either the ammunition recovered from No 3, Gaiya Road, Kano or the photographer who took pictures of the ammunition.

The judge further held that the prosecution could have, as an alternative, applied to have the court visit the Kano house and see the ammunition.

Justice Adeniyi was of the opinion that the failure by the prosecution to take any of the above steps makes the the photo evidence of the ammunition tendered inadmissible.

The judge also noted that the witness brought by the prosecution who conducted the search confessed that he was neither a forensic or ballistic expert.

While the judge was about to sentence Roda, defence lawyer, Ahmed Raji (SAN), pleaded him to be lenient and temper justice with mercy.

He said the convict co-orperated with the security agencies all through the trial and that he has lived his entire life in Nigeria.

Prosecution lawyer, Simon Egede, said though he shared the sentiment of the defence lawyer, the law must take its course, no matter what happened.

He said that the punishment for conspiracy is life imprisonment and he urged the court to follow the law in making its pronouncement.

The judge rose for about 45 minutes and when he resumed sitting announced the sentencing of the third accused person (Roda) to life imprisonment.

Justice Adeniyi held that the terrorism law, under which he was charged, provides for life imprisonment on conviction for conspiracy, and that the court has no discretion to vary it.

“I have listened to the allocutus of the defence counsel on the issue of sentencing.

“After I have read one or two authorities as to the provision where the accused was charged, it does not give room for judicial discretion.

“I, thereby, sentence the third accused person to life imprisonment on Counts 8 and 9 and both terms are to run concurrently”.

The judge ordered that both Amigo Supermarket and Wonderland Amusement Park be unsealed with immediate effect.

He added that the 61,170 US dollars seized from the second accused person (Thahini) be returned to him.

The judge also directed that all personal properties seized from the discharged persons and their relatives be returned to them forthwith.

Source: Radio Biafra.

Spread of terrorism: Army uncovers Boko Haram’s terrorists new tactics.


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The Chief of Army Staff Lt General Azubike Ihejirika, has advised Nigerians not to panic over speculation of the spread of terrorists into other regions of the country, assuring that security moves were in top gear to monitor terrorists movements just as the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Ibrahim Attahiru also alerted Nigerians that Boko Haram terrorists have come out with new tactics to circumvent security measures put in place towards curtailing their activities in the North East.

The new methods according to General Attahiru include resorting to attacks on soft targets and erecting snap road blocks on major highways in the north east.

He however stressed that the Army has been responding swiftly through effective combat patrols both on air and land.
General Attahiru said: “While the onslaught on the violence extremist organisation continues, the insurgents have devised methods

to circumvent the new security measures by resorting to attacks on soft targets and erecting snap road blocks on major highways in the north east” he said.

“Equally, our troops have responded appropriately through effective combat patrols both on land and air in order to dominate the area of operations,” he stated.

Describing the United States’ designation of Boko Haram and Ansaru as Foreign Terrorist Organisations (FTO) as a step in the right direction, he noted that the Nigerian Army has continued to carry out “full spectrum counter-insurgency operations, with emphasis on both kinetic and non-kinetic operations to shape the operational environment in the north east”.

“Currently, 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in conjunction with the Nigerian Air force had carried out simultaneous offensive operations. Based on these operations, insurgents were successfully cleared from some camps in SambisaForest, BitaVillage in Damboa Local Government as well as Gujba in neighbouring YobeState. Many insurgents were killed and large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered,” the Army spokesman said.

In the same vein, the General Officer Commanding, GOC, 2 Division Garrison, Major General Ahmed Jubrin expressed the readiness of the Nigerian Army to combat terrorism and other security challenges in the country.

Addressing the soldiers, General Jubrin who was represented by the Commander, 4 Brigade, Benin, Brig.-Gen. Patrick Akem, said at the end of the 2 Brigade “Inter Brigade Combat Proficiency Competition,” which ended in Benin City, yesterday, said that the exercise was geared towards combat readiness, as much as confidence building for men of the Nigerian Army.

According to him, “all these are geared ensuring that the desire of the Chief of Army Staff to build capacity in a manner that will position us to tackle the challenges we are facing currently. We have done this not only to create awareness but to give confidence to the nation that indeed we are training and we are able to tackle the challenges that we are facing.

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Speaking in Lagos while commissioning the remodeled headquarters of the Nigerian Army Engineers Complex, at Bonny cantonment , Victoria Island, Ihejirika noted that attempt by some insurgents to

spread from the North eastern region of the country to other regions have met brick-wall following their subsequent arrests, adding that the Nigerian Army would continue to do its best in providing equipment and logistics to enable troops carry out their duties”.

He said, “The spread should not cause panic. We monitor their movement and the exposure on them is beefed up in the North East in particular and in other parts of the North and the tendency is not for them to fret down wards.”

What we are trying to do is to build new cells in the new areas particularly for those of them that are unrepentant.a

We have a common understanding with the SSS ,the police and other sister services to continue to monitor them and they are being arrested”.

Commending the Nigerian Army Corps of Engineers for turning giving its head quarters a structural face lift, Ihejirika noted that the initiative and courage to undertake such project was in line with his vision to transform the Nigerian Army into a force that would meet the demands of the present challenges as well as remain relevant in national development.

According to him, “ this giant strides entailed a lot of sacrifice, integrity and on the part of the commander and his officers and soldiers. It is a proof that the transformation agenda of the president, commander- in chief of Armed Forces, Dr Goodluck Jonathan is being imbibed by some commanders in the Nigeria Army.”

He therefore,urged other commanders to emulate such,even as he encouraged the Commander, officers and soldiers of the Corps to strive more to improve upon the standards attained, noting that any organisation that is not growing is dying. here is still room for improvement particularly in support for the Nigeria Army operations in the North East where we have made progress the Army Headquarters in the face of limited resources and other competing needs.

Source: Radio Biafra.

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