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The Russian Federation And President Putin's Rescue Mission In Africa

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The Russian Federation And President Putin's Rescue Mission In Africa 

■ Author : Chinonso Igwebuike Mbah

■ Twitter:@umuchiukwu

■ 23rd April 2023

President Putin 

Freedom and democracy being preached by the Western world don't exist, it's mere false propaganda by the Westerners to dominate the world, more especially the African continent, images of the invasion of Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Liberia etc have proven the horrific democracy being preached by the Western world. where is the democracy being preached by America?

why is the Western world especially America silent over the genocide happening in Africa?

Why are the Western nations instigating wars in nations and countries that have large deposits of natural resources?

Why is President Joe Biden's administration silent over the extraordinary rendition of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the killings and unlawful detention of Biafra agitators by the Nigerian government?

Is silence in the face of injustice and impunity against Indigenous people now the culture of the Western world that claims to be the world's Democracy police? 

All thanks to President Vladimir Putin who has taken it upon himself to fight against the injustice system of the new world order against the Indigenous people, more especially the emancipation of the African continent from the shackles of the Western world, not to remain in perpetual slavery in the hands of American, French and the British governments.

The great people of Biafra will continue to remember the great impact of President Vladimir Putin in the struggle for decolonization of the African continent, our thoughts and support are with the great people of the Russian Federation.

Knowing that President Vladimir Putin is not happy with the Western world over the invasion of the African continent and dehumanisation of Africans with the current imposition of puppets as leaders in Africa which they are used in the continued stealing, pillaging and looting of our God-given natural resources and financing different terrorist groups in Africa to destabilise the continent. 

We Biafrans wish to state unequivocally that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra "IPOB" Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is championing the cause for the restoration of the sovereign State of Biafra from the British-created and forced Nigeria has for the past year and ten months being illegally incarcerated at DSS facilities under solitary confinement following his extraordinary rendition from Kenya.

As the great positive impact of President Vladimir Putin continues to resonate and vibrate around the world, we are using this medium to appeal to President Putin to please weigh into the issue of Biafra restoration and the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who has been discharged and acquitted by a competent court of jurisdiction in Abuja Nigeria on the 13th of October 2022 but the federal government of Nigeria has refused to let him go. 

we seek total alliance from the Russian Federation in making sure that Biafra regains her freedom and sovereignty, as the two great nations will enjoy a cordial diplomatic relationship and impact the world positively.

On the decolonization of the African continent, the presence of President Putin and the Russian Federation is like the confidence of the Tiger, the cleverness of a Cobra and the dominance of the polar bear around Africa, the presence of President Putin and the emerging nations of Africa is indeed a nightmare to the western world. I respect great leaders who walk the talk, I see nothing but energy, enthusiasm, love and power in them. Leaders who are physically and spiritually strong, leaders who don't hide behind the door, and leaders who led their armies to the battlefield. 

God bless President Vladimir Putin! 

God bless Mazi Nnamdi Kanu! 

God bless the Russian Federation! 

God bless the Republic of Biafra!

Russian Foreign Ministry - МИД России 

Vladimir Putin 

Russian Embassy in Ethiopia - Посольство России в Эфиопии 

Russian Embassy in London 





Edited By Aguocha Chinwendum 

Published by Nwaiwu Chiukwuebuka 

For Umuchiukwu Writers .

The Unforgettable £vils Of Buhari On NDI IGBO Between 2015 And 2023

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The Unforgettable £vils Of Buhari On NDI IGBO Between 2015 And 2023

■ Author : Njoku Victor Ugochukwu
■ Twitter:@umuchiukwu
■ 18th April 2023

With few days left for Buhari to leave office and having failed to deliver on his promises, to end insecurity, treating every ethnic nationality in the country equal, failed to end and fight corruption to a standstill, which is one of his reasons for appointing himself as the minister of petroleum for 8 years, during which Nigeria recorded the highest increase in petroleum prices, I also think it's worthy to ascribe all Buhari's achievements to him, including the numerous evils he orchestrated against the peaceful Igbo race.

I wanted to confine my writing to the period of Buhari's so-called democratic administration, which in reality is not, but I think it is necessary for me to pinpoint some of the previous ill treatment meted out to the peaceful occupants of the old Eastern region before jumping to his contemporary abominable actions against Ndi Igbo and humanity in general. Having participated in the assassination of Major General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi Ironsi, the first and only decorated battle field general in the whole of Africa, the first African man who was worthy to lead the UN peacekeeping force in Congo and other African countries and distinguish himself: a notable son of Ndi Igbo. He went further and participated in the greatest war of extermination in Africa. A war aimed at the total extinction of the peaceful, endangered Igbo race, of which he (Buhari) killed men, women, and children and gathered them in heaps in Owerri.

Buhari, in one of the most abnormal means of assuming office, by which he shamelessly dethroned a democratically elected government of Alhaji Aliyu Usman Shehu Shagari, went on rampage, arresting, killing, detaining, torturing and imprisoning every leader that is not of the Hausa-Fulani extraction. One of his victims was the most innocent and learned leader of that time and Vice President of Nigeria to the Alhaji Aliyu Usman Shehu Shagari's government that he unlawfully overthrown a true son of Ndi Igbo, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, who after many trials was not found guilty of any crime but would still be incarcerated by the hater of Ndi Igbo, called Buhari.

Fast-forward to 2015, when he won the election out of coercion and the threat of terrorism against the indigenous population if he lost, the hater of Ndi Igbo once again descended on Ndi Igbo unprovoked, this time around, his agenda was not hidden from anyone as he vocalized and practiced it.

Upon swearing him in, he greeted Ndi Igbo with the infamous speech of "97 percent and 5 percent"—noting that he would never give any reasonable attention to Ndi Igbo whom he claimed gave him 5 percent votes.
And I kept wondering how 97 and 5 would make up 100 if added together, but that is a discussion for another day when we will exhaustively discuss the insolence of the dullard of Daura.

From 2015, Ala Igbo witnessed what it had never seen after the 1967 genocidal war, of which Buhari was part of.

On August 30, 2015 the Nigerian police personnel and navy officers under the command of General Mohammedu Buhari, opened fire on an unarmed peaceful protesting members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at Onitsha and many were confirmed dead at the scene.
They lay down and were firing as if they were at the war front, which caused the death of many of the peaceful protesters while others sustained degrees of bullet wounds on their laps and buttocks. Yet, Ndi Igbo never retaliated.

Following the unjust arrest of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on October 14th, 2015, by the lawless Nigerian secret police, the DSS, who held him incommunicado till October 18th, IPOB embarked on a peaceful protest in about nine states of the Federation, which include: Enugwu State, Abia State, Delta State, Imo State, Anambra State, Bayelsa State, Rivers State, Akwa Ibom State, and Cross River State. Consequently, the peaceful IPOB members were killed in their tens and hundreds in all the mentioned states by the Nigerian security forces on the orders of the commander-in-chief, General Mohammedu Buhari.

Similarly, members of IPOB were gathered at Ngwa High School Aba on January 18, 2016, observing prayers and fasting calling for God's intervention in the case of their brother and leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu while singing and praising the Most High God when a combined team of Nigerian security agents surrounded them and opened fire on them, many were killed at the scene and their bodies carried away by the Nigeria security agents, while many sustained bullet wounds of various degrees, of which many would later give up the ghost in the hospital.

With no intention of ending their agenda of exterminating the Igbo race, members of IPOB were once again massacred in Port Harcourt on January 20th, 2017. It was a solidarity rally with the then-president of America, Donald Trump. A joyful moment was immediately turned into a mournful moment by the Nigerian security agents, who detested seeing Igbos jubilate. The worst massacre happened on May 29th night and 30th, 2016, when Biafrans were gathered to commemorate their fallen heroes and heroines and the Nigerian security agents invaded a church where they were lodged and massacred them in their sleep at about 1 a.m. more were killed at daybreak as the killings spread to the neighbouring city, Asaba. Altogether, hundreds of IPOB members were killed on that very day, we have an unending list of the unjust killings of Ndi Igbo by Buhari.

In Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's house on September 17th, 2017, in one of the deadliest attacks on a civilian by the military, Nigerian forces invaded Kanu's house and killed 28 people, including his cousin.
At Emene, Enugu State, on August 23rd, 2020, innocent Igbo youths were also killed and many wounded.
Just recently on 31st March 2023, Igbo youths were also killed in Aba.

Amnesty International, in a November 24th, 2016 publication, alleged that at least 150 peaceful IPOB members were killed in a crackdown by Nigerian forces. It looks as if Buhari came to power with the sole aim of exterminating IPOB for no cogent reason, but the fact remains that he has killed even beyond members of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
For instance, on August 6th, 2017, a group of armed men suspected of disguising Nigerian forces attacked Philip Catholic Church in Ozubulu and killed not less than 13 people, including our women. In another related incident, Buhari's relatives, otherwise known as Fulani terr0rits herdsmen, numbering about 500 invaded Nimbo community in the Uzo Uwani local government area of Enugwu state on April 25th, 2017, and killed not fewer than 40 villagers. Also, on July 17th, 2022.
An Ebubeagu security outfit in Awomamma Imo State swooped on returning wedding guests and killed 14 people at the spot and arrested a few others, which the governor of the state boldly claimed were bandits killed by the DSS, contrary to eyewitness reports.

Not forgetting the End-Sars protest, of which I can bet that the murdered Igbo youths in Aba alone were more than those killed in Lekki-Tole Gate, although it never got the necessary media publicity. To please the Caliphate, Governor Nyesom Wike invited the military into the Igbo-dominated Obigbo area and consequently, killed hundreds.

In an article published by Vanguard on June 11th 2021, the Igbo elders council rightfully claimed that the Buhari administration has killed not fewer than 5000 Igbo youths while about 10,000 are languishing in detention across secret cells in Nigeria.
In another report by the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, it was noted thus: "Soldiers Of The Nigerian Military And Others Deployed In Eastern Nigeria Raided 150 Communities In The Past 20 Months (Oct 2020-June 2022), Burnt Or Destroyed 1,450 Defenseless Civilian Homes, Forced 51,000 Out of Their Ancestral Homes, Killed 1,360, Burnt Or Destroyed Or Looted Properties Worth N57B, And Caused N600B In Trade And Investment Losses Following The Eastern Siege And Atrocities."

Also, not forgetting that his appointments into his cabinet never reflected federal character as no Igbo son was appointed into his kitchen cabinet and his continuous unguided utterances such as one in which he described Ndi Igbo as a "Dot in a circle" and his statement in which he threatened to "speak to Ndi Igbo in the language they will understand," meaning he will hit them hard. It's now clear that what he achieved in the East is tremendous and must be ascribed to him without fear as we continue to remind him and his kinsmen of the wrath of posterity. Not only that, we will hold posterity out this time around.

We will not forgive, and we will not forget.

Edited By Aguocha Chinwendum
Published by Nwaiwu Chiukwuebuka
For Umuchiukwu Writers .

Continuous Persecution Of Biafrans, A Call For Total Freedom And Exit From Nigeria

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Continuous Persecution Of Biafrans, A Call For Total Freedom And Exit From Nigeria 

■ Author : Chukwuebuka Slimkas
■ Twitter:@umuchiukwu
■ 10th April 2023

There have been several recent reports of violence and human rights abuses against the Biafrans in Nigeria.
The Biafran people have been subjected to discrimination and marginalization in various parts of Nigeria most recently, there have also been reports of extrajudicial killings, illegal arrests and torture of Biafrans by security forces in Nigeria. The situation has been exacerbated, they kill Biafrans inside and outside of their homes. 

The last one was in Aba, Abia State, where unarmed peaceful youths whose only crime was to peacefully ask for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and they were gruesomely murdered in cold blood. 
It is important for all parties involved to respect the rule of law and human rights, to seek peaceful solutions, and to allow the Biafran people to exit Nigeria since the marriage is no longer working.
All these attacks are a clear indication that Biafran people are facing grave danger in Nigeria and at the verge of extermination.  
As a people, we cannot remain silent about the persecution and discrimination against us in Nigeria. It is time for us to take action and stand in solidarity with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for the total freedom Biafra.

I urge our people to come back home and invest, Biafraland is good for any type of investment. It is more secure and wise to invest at home than abroad because an Igbo adage says, 
"Enyi m agwara m gị agwa bụ ezigbo enyi. Mana enyi m agara m agwa gị bụ ajo enyi" 
Let us use our platforms and resources to support the movement for an Independent Biafra where we will live in peace, unity, and harmony. 

The dream of an Independent Biafra is alive and well among the people that make up Biafra, despite challenges and opposition. Many in the region continue to fight for their right to self-determination and cultural preservation.

Again, our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's fight for freedom is shedding light on the injustice in Nigeria's legal system. 
Despite being declared innocent and acquitted by the appeal court of all charges labelled against him by the Nigerian state, our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has remained illegally detained by the Nigerian government who has continued to disobey their court ruling that discharged and acquitted him since October 13th 2022.
It's time to demand justice and freedom for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

According to Abraham Lincoln, "Those who deny freedom to others do not deserve it for themselves, and under the rule of a just God, they cannot long retain it."


Edited By Aguocha Chinwendum
Published By Nwaiwu Chiukwuebuka 
For Umuchukwu Writers .

Flashback : Mallam Umaru Altine: First Mayor of Enugu Municipal Council, 1952-1958

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Flashback : Mallam Umaru Altine: First Mayor of Enugu Municipal Council, 1952-1958

Written By Femi Kehinde
■ Twitter:@umuchiukwu
■ 9th April 2023

Umaru Altine, a cattle dealer, had left the Sokoto province to sojourn in Enugu. There he married an Igbo Lady, Esther, and was president of the Enugu branch of the youth wing of the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC). He was a completely detribalised Nigerian

Benjamin Cardozo, an American jurist and philosopher, has said, “history, in illuminating the past, illuminates the present and in illuminating the present, illuminates the future.”

The story of Nigeria is a deep, intriguing and enchanting metaphor. Its glorious past sharply contradicts its current political conundrum. A Fulani man from Sifawa in the Sokoto Caliphate, Mallam Umaru Altine, was elected as the first mayor of the city of Enugu, the heart land and heart beat of the Igbo nation, in 1952. He was in office till 1958.

Enugu is the capital of the old Eastern Region of Nigeria.

Umaru Altine was a product of Dr. Azikiwe’s political nationalistic and cosmopolitan outlook. He was a pan-Nigerian. His faith in one Nigeria was unshakable and unquestionable. He was Altine’s guide, pathfinder and mentor.

Umaru Altine, a cattle dealer, had left the Sokoto province to sojourn in Enugu. There he married an Igbo Lady, Esther, and was president of the Enugu branch of the youth wing of the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC). He was a completely detribalised Nigerian.

As a descendant of Uthman Dan Fodio, Altine could have equally emerged as Sultan of Sokoto, one day, but he preferred the life of trading, travel and adventure. He had earlier joined the Army and worked briefly with the Railways.

He had also played politics in the Tambuwal District of the Sokoto Province, before his eventual sojourn in the coal city of Enugu. He was handsome, always dressed impeccably and had a magnetic aura.

In Enugu, he wore the popular babariga, with a turban, and on some occasions he wore suits, as the functions of office, demanded.

In Enugu, he went to church, when his duties as mayor demanded this, and he also went to do the kick off at stadia as mayor, whenever invited.

Without losing his identity, he smoked, loved the native Igbo Nsala Soup with fresh fish, and according to his wife, Esther, he had a high sense of personal hygiene and good command of English, Fulfude, Hausa and Igbo languages.

Umaru Altine’s feats would have been unattainable, but for the encouragement and supports of the NCNC leader, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, who was a consummate politician, and a cosmopolitan and urbane pan-Nigerian.

Azikiwe wanted to use Altine’s story, or his entry into Enugu politics, to teach a lesson and tell the story of a Nigeria that could only grow, and prominently too, without ethnic, religious or tribal divides.

Azikiwe’s life had equally been chequered. He was born on November 16, 1904 in Zungeru, in present day Niger State, to Obed-Chukwuemeka Azikiwe and Rachel Chinwe Ogbenyeanu. Obed was, at the time, a clerk in the British colonial government.

Zik started his elementary school education in Zungeru, and ended up in Onitsha where his father had sent him, in order to learn, understand and speak his indigenous Igbo language. He later attended Hope Waddell Training College, Calabar and ended up at the Methodist Boy’s High School in Lagos, for his Secondary education.

In Lagos, he courted the friendship of children of prominent Yoruba aristocrats like George Shyngle, son of Egerton Shyngle; Francis Cole and Ade Williams (a son of the then Akarigbo of Remo). These connections were, thereafter, of immense benefits to his political career.

Azikiwe travelled to America for his University education and obtained various degrees from Howard University in Washington D.C, the University of Pennsylvania and Colombia University, respectively, before returning to Nigeria in 1934.

He became an active member of the Nigerian Youth Movement (NYM), the foremost nationalist organisation in the country then, and supported Adeniran Akisanya, as the NYM candidate, for a vacant seat in the Legislative Council in 1941, which had been vacated by Sir Kofo Abayomi, who resigned from his position to pursue further studies in Ophthalmology in the United Kingdom.

The leadership of the NYM had supported Ernest Ikoli, an Ijaw man, to succeed their former president, Kofoworola Abayomi. Azikiwe, disappointed by this choice, resigned his membership of the NYM and accussed the leadership of disdain for the Ijebu members.

In the Western Region, Umaru Altine had a soul mate in Emmanuel Ebubedike, an Igbo man from Ozubulu town, in present day Anambra State. He was the honourable member representing Ajeronmi/Ifelodun/Badagry Constituency in the Western Region House of Assembly.

Interestingly, Obafemi Awolowo, Samuel Ladoke Akintola and a host of other youths supported Ernest Ikoli, against the choice of Adeniran Akisanya by Dr. Azikiwe.

Akisanya, bemoaning his subsequent loss, described Awolowo and Akintola as “misguided youths.” He later became the Odemo of Isara. Zik became a co-founder of the NCNC in 1944 and its secretary general in 1946, with Dr. Herbert Macauley as the president. Dr. Azikiwe took an active part in Lagos politics and his newspaper, The West African Pilot, was very prominent during that period.

The militants in the Zikist Youth Movement, as led by Osita Agwuina, were Raji Abdala, Kolawole Balogun, M.C.K Ajuluchukwu and Abiodun Aloba, whose pen name was Ebenezer Williams.

In the politics of Lagos and its environs then, the Igbos and Zik’s acolytes held sway. Alhaji Adegoke Adelabu (Penkelemesi), Chief Theophilus O.S Benson, Chief Adeniran Ogunsanya, Chief Olu Akinfosile, and Chief Richard Akinjide, were distinguished and notable Yoruba politicians in their life-times, and were equally close confidants of Dr. Azikwe. T.O.S Benson (who later became Nigeria’s first minister of Information) had earlier won the Yaba Federal seat for the NCNC and in 1964, he ran again as an independent candidate, to defeat his former constituency secretary, Maduagwu Moronu, an Oba man of the Igbo nationality, as a candidate for the Yaba Federal seat.

Zik won a seat to the Western Regional House of Assembly, representing Lagos, and would have been the first premier of the Western Region in 1952, as he was already coasting home to victory, if the Action Group had not boosted its memberships with the support of the Ibadan People’s Party, the Ondo Improvement League, the Otu Edo People’s Party and other splinter groups, to secure a majority in the Western Region House of Assembly, following the advent of the Macpherson Constitution of 1951.

The Ibadan political maverick, Adegoke Adelabu, Dr. Olorunimbe and T.O.S Benson, were his ardent supporters. As a result of this loss, Zik returned to the Eastern Region, and by displacing the Ibibio man, Professor Eyo Ita, who was majority leader of the Eastern Region House of Assembly and leader of government business, he succeded Ita. With the election of 1954, Zik became premier of the Eastern Region.

Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe became the governor general of Nigeria on October 1, 1960, with Abubakar Tafawa Balewa being the prime minister, and he was the first Nigerian appointed to the Privy Council of the United Kingdom and the first president of Nigeria in 1963, when the country became a federal republic.

In Enugu, a Northerner, Babasule was equally prominent in politics about this time and was president of the Stranger Elements Movement in Enugu. He synergised and supported Altine’s cause.

In 1956, a group in the NCNC had also presented D.T Inyang as a candidate to run against Altine, in the election to the Municipal Council. Inyang was easily trounced by Altine to continue in office as mayor of Enugu Municipal Council. Interestingly, he won re-election as an independent candidate. He was also, at that time, still very close to the Sultan Sadiq Abubakar of Sokoto, who went on to reign for 50 years (1938 to 1988). Umaru Altine had grown up in the Sultan’s Palace.

On November 10, 1956, Umaru Altine was elected as president of the NCNC branch in Enugu without any opposition. He was in office, comfortably and confidently, until 1958.

In the Western Region, Umaru Altine had a soul mate in Emmanuel Ebubedike, an Igbo man from Ozubulu town, in present day Anambra State. He was the honourable member representing Ajeronmi/Ifelodun/Badagry Constituency in the Western Region House of Assembly. In May 1962, he was the member, who on the day of the crises in the House of Assembly, prominently pitted his support for the continuation in office of Samuel Lodoke Akintola as premier of the Western Region.

The crises that erupted on the floor of the parliament eventually led to the dissolution of the parliament and government of the Western Region, followed by the setting up of the Majekodunmi Emergency Administration between May 29 and December 31, 1962 by the federal government and the Tafawa Balewa administration.

Dr. Moses Adekoyejo Majekodunmi, aside from being a member of the Senate of the National Assembly, was also Tafewa Balewa’s friend, confidant and private medical doctor.

Ibadan, as a result of its rising growth, economic development, and its accommodating nature, became a colony of large migrant populations. The Igbos settled in Mokola, Ekotedo and Inalende in the early 1920s, whilst Sabon-gari was planned in 1917 and completed in 1920. The overcrowding of Sabon-gari, originally meant for the Hausas, had led to the development of Mokola, to settle Nupe and Igbira migrants from northern Nigeria. The late Waziri Nupe, Alhaji Bello Muhammed Bagudu, grew up and settled in Mokola, Ibadan, until in later life when he relocated to Bida. He was a member of Ibadan Municipal Council in the 1950s. His son, Senator Isa Mohammed, who also grew up in Ibadan, attended Igbo Elerin Grammar School, founded by the late Ibadan monarch, Oba Odugade Odulana. He was a senator representing the Niger Central Constituency of Niger State in the National Assembly, between 1999 and 2007.

As an interesting corollary, a non-Ibadan native, J.M. Johnson (1912-1987), born in Lagos of Lafiaji/Brazilian extraction, returned to civil life in Ibadan after the Second World War and became a bank clerk and later a business man. He eventually joined politics, through which he got elected into the Ibadan District Council and later became the first and only non-indigene to serve as chairman of the council.

From his political life in Ibadan, Johnson became a federal minister in 1956, and served in Internal Affairs, Labour, Social Welfare and Sports ministries. He also acted twice as prime minister in the NCNC and NPC coalition government. He was instrumental to the first World Boxing Title fight in Africa, which took place in Ibadan, Western Nigeria, between Dick Tiger and Gene Fullmer at the Liberty Stadium in 1963. In the same year (1963), he retired from politics by declining to contest in the general elections.

Nigeria is a very complex country. Our problems did not start yesterday but about 1894. Lord Lugard came here as Major Lugard and he was not originally employed by the British government, but by charter companies. He was first with the East Indian Company, then with the Royal East Company, and thereafter the Royal Niger Company. It was from the latter Company that he transferred his services to the British government.

According to Agu, “our history before that time did not reflect its towering achievements in terms of Nigerian unity. I was going to name a public institution after him, but time did not allow for that…” But Gab was glad to note that, “a street was named after the late mayor somewhere in the coal camp in the city of Enugu during the First Republic.”

The interest of the Europeans in Africa and indeed in the enclaves later known as Nigeria was purely economic. Even till date. Nigeria was created out of territiroes that were British spheres of interest, for business.

In 1898, Lord Lugard formed the West African Frontier force, initially with 2000 soldiers. He then became an imperialist.

When Lugard formed the West African Frontier Force, about 90 per cent of his recruits were from the Middle Belt in Northern Nigeria.

His dispatches to London between 1898 to 1914 were quite interesting. A number of these dispatches led to the amalgamation of 1914. The Order-in-Council was drawn up in November 1913, and this was signed and came into force in January 1914. In those dispatches, Lugard said a number of things, which are the root causes of significant problems in Nigeria, yesterday and today.

Mary Shaw, a journalist, was Lugard mistress, and she actually suggested to him, in the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern protectorates, the name, Nigeria.

The British needed railways, from the Coast to the North of the country, in the interest of British business. The amalgamation of the Southern and the Northern protectorates became of crucial importance to this business interest. Benin was conquered in 1896. This made the creation of the Southern protectorate possible on January 1, 1900. Sokoto was not conquered, until 1903. After the conquest, the British were then in a position to create the Northern Protectorate. Unfortunately, what the British amalgamated in 1914 was the administration of the Northern and Southern Protectorates, and not the people.

Obafemi Awolowo once called Nigeria “a mere geographical expression”, while Sir Ahmadu Bello called the country, “a mistake of 1914.”

In the furtherance of British economic interest, the colonial administration started railway services from Iddo, Lagos in 1896 and the line got to Ibadan in March 1901, when the Dugbe Train Station was opened. And from there, the rail line went North, exiting at Nguru, in what was known as the Lagos to Nguru line.

As a result of the discovery of coal in Enugu in 1906, by an engineer, Mines Albert Kitson, the British developed a city port, known as Port Hacourt in 1906, and developed a rail line from there to Enugu, for the evacuation of coal from the Enugu mines, back to the port, for onward shippment to the United Kingdom, in 1913.

As at 1956, there were about 8000 miners in Enugu. Then coal was like crude oil, as an essential economic commodity. There are hardly any miners in the coal city presently.

The Port Harcourt rail line traversed Enugu and ended or exited at Kaura Namoda in Maiduguri.

Port Harcourt was actually named after Lord Lewis Vernon Harcourt, former Secretary of State for the colonies (1910 to 1915). Both Lagos-Nguru and Porthacourt-Kaura Namoda rail lines have a total span of 3506 kilometres of narrow rail track.

In fond memory of the first ever mayor of Enugu, Umaru Altine, Agu Gab, in his capacity as chairman of Enugu North Local Government, invited the Umaru Altine family to Enugu in 2004, to celebrate the achievements of their late father.

According to Agu, “our history before that time did not reflect its towering achievements in terms of Nigerian unity. I was going to name a public institution after him, but time did not allow for that…” But Gab was glad to note that, “a street was named after the late mayor somewhere in the coal camp in the city of Enugu during the First Republic.”

Alhaji Umaru Altine, certainly deserves more.

Despite the history of its birth in 1914, its hiccups and challenges and leadership deficits, coupled with its inability or refusal to restructure, despite strident and trenchant calls, Nigeria has certainly come to stay. And in the fondest memory of pan Nigerians like Mallam Umaru Altine, there may be need to re-echo with relish and undisguised affection, and deep nolstagia, Nigeria’s old National anthem:

Nigeria we Hail thee
Our own dear native land
Though TRIBES and TONGUE may differ
In brotherhood we stand
Nigerians all, are proud to serve
Our sovereign Motherland…

(Adopted as Nigeria’s National Anthem composed in 1960 by Frances Berda and relinquished in 1978).

May the soul of Mallam Umam Altine, continually find peaceful repose with the Lord.

Written by Femi Kehinde, a former member of the House of Representatives, is principal partner in a law firm based in Ibadan, Lagos and Abuja.

Aba Massacre: Extra-Judicial Killing By Joint Nigeria Security Agents Continue Unabated

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Aba Massacre: Extra-Judicial Killing By Joint Nigeria Security Agents Continue Unabated 

■ Author : Amarachukwu Debby Francis
■ Twitter:@umuchiukwu
■ 8th April 2023

  The 7th day of April 2023 made it exactly one week Uncivilized Nigeria joint security forces teargas, opened fire and killed peaceful unarmed protesters in Aba under the watch of Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.

It's a rude shock to witness the extrajudicial killing of peaceful protesters of the indigenous people of Biafra who were only peacefully demanding the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the indigenous people of Biafra on the 31st March 2023 in Aba, Abia State.

The only weapon we had with us on that day was the Biafra songs on our lips, our Biafra flag of victory, our phones, and the breath chukwuokikeabiama gave us. 

We never threatened any security agent, we didn't cause any menace in Aba.  We were only exercising our civil rights to peaceful protest.

It is only the court of law that has the constitutional power to give an order for the execution of any offender of the law. 

But in our case, the Nigeria joint security forces teargas us, opened fire on us, murdered us in cold blood, took away the corpse of our brothers, abducted many of us,  and inflicted heavy injuries on us what was our crime? That we peacefully expressed our opinion and called on the federal government to release our leader, Nnamdi Kanu who is still in the DSS detention in Abuja despite a court order that discharged and acquitted him. Is this the reason why we were killed in broad daylight on our Land?

We watched our brothers fall to death by the bullets of Nigeria security forces, We watched the blood of our brothers flow freely down the street of AMA-OGBONNA in Aba.

What other justification does the whole world need to know that the Nigerian Army and other security agencies deployed to the South East are not on any mission to maintain any peace and order as directed by law but to kill innocent law-abiding peaceful IPOB? 

Consequently, other than the testimony that peaceful protesters were wearing white and white as a symbol of peace were gruesomely murdered by Nigerian security forces without any threat to life and property!

Where in the entire world has that armless peaceful protester worn white and white, holding nothing more than a flag of liberation been killed for demonstrating their right to freedom? 

The extrajudicial killing of our brothers in Aba on the 31st March 2023 should prove to the whole world that the Nigeria Government are seriously planning to exterminate the Igbo race who have done nothing wrong than seeking and fighting for their freedom.

The international community, the UN,  and all lovers of freedom and democracy should kindly look into this fresh genocide of the Nigerian government against the Igbo tribe again on the 31st of March 2023.

Why every little thing security agencies shoot and kill Igbo youths for no justifiable reason? Recall that since Igbo youths are been killed, and their properties and business burnt systematically and reportedly in Lagos, no security agency has arrested,  condemn, or made any comment about it.. this is barbaric and unacceptable to us any longer. Hence the Guns and bullets of the Nigeria security forces are only active on innocent IPOB Igbo protesters than on that Fulani terrorist, we'll avenge the wicked untimely death of our brothers, the Nigeria joint security forces killed at AMAOGBONNA Aba on the 31st March 2023 to grant their departed soul eternal peace 




Edited By Ezekwereogu Odinaka 
Published By Nwaiwu Chiukwuebuka 
For Umuchukwu Writers .

Nigerians' Irredeemable Condition Birth Biafra Restoration

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Nigerians' Irredeemable Condition Birth Biafra Restoration 

■ Author : Mazi Humphrey Chidiadi Nze

■ Twitter:@umuchiukwu

■ 4th April 2023

Nigeria's state of existence is synonymous with The fraudulence of ogiri sellers

It is no news that the packaging of ogiri is fraudulent. They use piles of leaves to package it. By the time you are done unwrapping the leaves, the ogiri appears to be just a tiny bit of the package

Nigeria's institutions, such as its judiciary, police force, and civil service, have been completely degenerated by decades of military rule, which created a culture of impunity and undermined the rule of law. Nigeria practices a fake federal system of government, which ensures that the Fulani caliphate and their British masters own and control all the resources in the country and allocate a few resources to any state that is loyal to their autocratic government.

Nigeria has been consistently ranked as one of the most corrupt countries in the world. 

Corruption is deeply entrenched in the political and economic systems of Nigeria and this has led to so much bloodshed, looting, lack of accountability, and transparency. 

Biafrans have completely rejected Nigeria and its evil system of government. Biafrans seeking their self-determination is the wisest thing any group of people could do in a case like this. That is why we commend the Biafran people for their move to restore the sovereign state of Biafra which is a step in the right direction. 

Biafran restoration is inevitable, as Nigeria has been eaten up by corruption, Sponsored Terrorism, and wicked leadership.

Poverty: Nigeria is one of the richest countries in the world, a giant of Africa, but with a significant portion of its population living below the poverty line. This has made corruption an attractive way for some people to acquire wealth and resources. this has also helped to escalate crime levels and killing in Nigeria, as many youths are seeking means of survival. Nigeria's government uses poverty and starvation as a tool to control its citizens and get them to do whatever thing they want them to do at any given point in time. 

The only way to stay alive in a country like this is to seek self-determination as Biafrans are doing right now.

 the individual in positions of power in Nigeria is motivated by personal gain, and selfishness and uses authority to extort their citizens and engage in other corrupt activities, money meant for the development of the country’s economy is looted and stacked abroad while the citizens suffer and die of hunger. This is one is the basic reasons why The Biafran people have decided to seek their independence from Nigeria, to form their government and be able to govern themselves and make good use of their resources better their life and their nation Biafra 

Nigeria has a history of weak and non-existent accountability mechanisms for public officials, which has allowed corruption to flourish. since all the government officeholders in Nigeria are in for the same agenda (looting and greed) no one can expose each other or give a proper account. they all have skeletons in their cupboard and are afraid to probe each other. If Biafra is restored, it will maintain proper accountability, to ensure that every penny counts, as this is one of the reasons why Nigeria is irredeemable.

It is a clear fact that a lack of trust in government institutions, like INEC, EFCC, NNPC, etc. operates at a high level of nepotism, favoritism, and a high focus on personal acquisition of wealth. These have kept Nigeria where it is today. It's important to note that corruption is the bedrock of the Nigerian, it is upon which Nigeria is configured to operate.

Insecurity and Terrorism: for years Nigeria has been facing a range of security challenges, including insurgency, terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, and communal violence. These challenges have led to the loss of thousands of lives and the displacement of many people, especially in Biafra Land (southeast and the south-south region )the northeast and northwest regions. This has stopped decided investors from investing in Nigeria, as no one would like to invest his money in an unstable Economy that is ravaged by crisis, insecurity, and Terrorism. 

Lack of infrastructure: Nigeria's infrastructure is badly developed, with inadequate road networks, unreliable power supply, and inadequate healthcare, and educational facilities. It is a well-known fact that no country in the world can develop without a steady power supply. Nigeria's Government and its corrupt leaders deliberately do not want to achieve a steady power supply in the country as it will help them to conceal their crimes A steady power supply enhances security in a country and since insecurity in Nigeria is a trending business, they will not allow sufficient power supply. 

Ethno-religious tensions: Nigeria is a diverse country, with over 250 ethnic groups and a mixed religion. However, these diversities have also led to tensions, conflicts, and regular violence. thousand of Biafran Christians and Jews have been slaughtered in northern Nigeria. Biafrans christs and Jews can not live peacefully in northern Nigeria with the Muslim population without being slaughtered on yearly bases. 

This is one of the major reasons Biafrans have decided to go their separate ways. It is quite suicidal to coexist with someone who does not love you. The only option available for Biafrans, to ensure their survival is to separate themselves from Nigeria. Self-determination is one of the most important human rights to which every group of people is entitled according to the United Nation charter. Seeking self-determination in Nigeria is a crime because you are going to be killed. Coexisting with them is also a crime and you will be slaughtered. This will leave one wondering, what do these people who called themselves Nigerians and their government want?



Edited By Ezekwereogu Odinaka 

Published By Nwaiwu Chiukwuebuka 

For Umuchukwu Writers .

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