…Before Nnamdi Kanu is Killed

by Dr. Charles Awuzie (Johannesburg)

“The use of force to deprive peoples of their national identity constitutes a violation of their inalienable rights and of the principle of non-intervention…By virtue of the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples enshrined in the charter of the United Nations, all peoples have the right to freely determine, without external interference, their political status and to pursue their economic, social and cultural development, and every state has the duty to respect this right in accordance with the provisions of the United Nations Charter.” ~Ref: Hurst Hannum; Autonomy, Sovereignty and Self-Determination: The Accommodation of Conflicting Rights, Page 38.

I have endured the urge to write about the on-going agitation for the release of Mr. Nnamdi Kanu and the subsequent declaration of the Sovereignty of Biafra for two reasons:

1) Because of my principle of not publicly speaking about any subject I have no clear understanding of.

2) Because of my doubts about the honesty of the motives of the incarcerated leader of the #IPOB – Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.

Its okay if you have a problem with my second reason, I also do. The proliferation of Secessionist Movements in recent times has made some of us to question the motives, aims and desires of the leaders of such groups before we lend our tiny voice(s) to their cause.

For the record, I believe in the principle of self-determination, whether it is Chief Femi Fani-Kayode’s call for the secession of the Yoruba people from Nigeria or Mr. Nnamdi Kanu’s struggle for Biafra’s secession from Nigeria; I believe in both ideologies but I always have problem trusting in the pioneers of such movements, perhaps because of my secret romance with conspiracy theories.

Back to the purpose of this macro-blog, I am afraid that Nnamdi Kanu might not make it out of ‘prison’ alive, not because Buhari will kill him but because the security agents might snuff the life out of him in the course of interrogating him. But before that happens, here is my two-edged-sword:

First to Biafrans: Protests, no matter how peaceful have never solved any socio-political problem instead it has created more confusion and chaos. You have a just cause. The actualisation of Biafra is a dream every Biafran hates to be awoken from. That you and I love Biafra doesn’t mean that we hate Nigeria. It just means that we would rather choose to relate with Nigeria as a mother and no longer as a sister. If Nigeria understands this, she would let Biafra go in peace having understood that at one stage in life, a mother will have to release her child to take care of himself.

Like everyone else, I believe in self-determination but I do not believe that IPOB and MASSOB are doing it the right way.

Biafrans should immediately withdraw from the streets and mobilise a team of high powered international lawyers who would engage the United Nations in the processes and procedures of self-determination. This would culminate in the summoning of the Nigerian Government to a world court and subsequently, the Nigerian Government would be given an ultimatum by the international community to either hold a referendum on the Biafra-Secession saga or risk sanctions. I strongly believe that if the international community forces Nigeria into holding a referendum on Biafra-Nigeria marriage, Biafra would surely win. This way, we would have secured victory without further bloodsheds and unnecessarily frustrating economic activities in South Eastern Nigeria.

To the Nigerian Government: I believe that you have the right to protect the unity and sovereignty of Nigeria. I also understand that you do not wish to kill Nnamdi Kanu in detention. But please understand that it is dangerous to fight an ideology whose time has come. The war against Boko Haram has not been won because it is a fight against an ideology. Biafra is an ideology and not an enemy. Only fools fight ideologies with bullets. I will advise that the Nigerian Government call for a referendum on the secession of Biafra. I bet you that there are millions of Biafrans who would vote against Biafra, not because they don’t believe in Biafra but because they don’t trust the after-effects of the declaration of the sovereignty of Biafra. They are afraid that if the igbos are still divided over grey-haired issues like the OSU-Nwadiala myth, the ODIBO/ORU-OGA mentality, The inter-State dichotomy where Abia would freely deport Anambra civil servants while Anambra would not promote an Enugu civil servant beyond a certain grade level because of their state of origin and all the crinkum crankum familiar with the politics of the Igbo people. With fears like these and perhaps a few state-sponsored propaganda, Nigeria might win the referendum.

#NO2Protests #YES2Referendum #ReleaseNnamdiKanuNOW #CharlesAwuzieSPEAKS

Dr. Charles Awuzie is a South African based Nigerian pastor, succeeding businessman and prolific blogger. He blogs on www.charlesawuzie.com and tweets @pastorcharlesc.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN

Celebrating a Hero.
The Mandela Of West Africa (MOWA)
The New Face Of Democracy in ‪#‎Africa‬.
The man who saved Nigeria from a post-election bloodbath
The man who said that his ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian.

Happy Birthday President Goodluck Jonathan.

 

Millions of Nigerians have registered their love for you on social network to celebrate your birth.

PRESIDENT LUNGU PROCLAIMS OCT 18TH 2015 DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING LUSAKA, (FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015)

11947802_828575023929261_3560893608886573209_oHis Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has proclaimed Sunday, 18th October 2015 as the day of Repentance, Prayer and Fasting throughout the country.

The Head of State stated that this declaration follows the overwhelming requests that ordinary citizens and the clergy from all denominations have made for this special day to be set apart for Repentance, Prayer and Fasting country wide.

In his proclamation, the President stated that the requests were justified as the countrys founding fathers and mothers found it fit to commit the nations destiny to Gods providence as evidenced by their placing of the national flag at the high altar of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on the 25th of October, 1964.

The President stated that the decision was inevitable in view of the many challenges that the country was faced with among them: socio-economic; disrespect for elders and a near absence of civility in discourse; high unemployment levels among the youth and high poverty levels, Kwacha depreciation including load shedding due to the power deficit.

The Head of State appealed to all the people of Zambia to assemble at their respective place of worship and spend time in prayer and fasting to seek the face of God to avert the dangers that confront the nation.

In compliance with their requests, the example of our founding fathers and my own sense of duty, I designate Sunday, the 18th of October, 2015, for this purpose, and appeal to all the people of Zambia to assemble on that day, according to their several forms of worship, to keep it solemn Fast in response to the social and economic crisis.

Issued by

AMOS CHANDA
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
(PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS)
STATE HOUSE

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu is the President of Zambia.

This is the Africa we hope to live in. The Africa that pray together will stay together. Share this to encourage more African countries to pray.

THE IMPUNITY OF EXECUTIVE CONVOYS ON OUR ROADS

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Yesterday my friends Lois Iorvihi, her younger Sister Joi and brother Jerry were at the receiving end of Police brutality at the instance of an Executive convoy.

The trio were on their way from Makurdi to Abuja. The journey from Makurdi to Lafia until they got to Nasarawa Eggon less than 100km from Abuja.

If you are familiar with the road, just immediately after the bypass on that sharp bend where many souls have perished, a dispatch rider overtook her car and was crisscrossing in front of her instructing her to clear off the road.

Before she knew what was going on she heard a loud siren from behind. As she was trying to veer off the road, a Hilux van loaded with riot Policemen armed to the teeth pushed her car off the road. In her agitated state she managed to bring the car to a halt in front of the valley.

Immediately she brought the car to a stopped four riot Mobile Police men descended on the car using the nozzle of their rifles to perforate and scratch the body of her car.

While this was going on, her brother seated on the passenger seat wind down and pleaded with the Police men thus:

“PLEASE SIR, TAKE IT EASY. CAN’T YOU SEE THAT SHE IS A WOMAN AND ALREADY AGITATED.”

Immediately they dragged him out of the car, used the butt of their rifles on his jaw and beat him up to a pulp.

While this was going on her younger sister Joi brought out her phone and took some pictures. They saw her and seized her phones and Ipad, and smashed all their devices.

Meanwhile Lois has gone hysterical and was screaming on the middle of the road shouting, “Is this fair,” repeatedly.

At a stage traffic began to build up on both sides of the road. Someone whispered to her, “Madam their Oga dey inside that Jeep, go and beg him.”

She then walked towards the heavily tinted SUV bearing the Nigerian Coat of Arm and insignia of a Governor. When she got to a few yards before the car, the heavily tinted widow was brought down. Lo and behold, seated at the owner’s corner was Governor Tanko Al Makura of Nasarawa state.

The first thing the Governor said was, “Young girl, you are so rude. Look at how you’re dressed like a prostitute.”

(She was wearing a short gown that covered up to her knee).

In her agitated state, she fired back at His Excellency, Governor Tanko Al Makura and said:

“How am I rude. Is this fair? Is this why we voted for you? We did not vote for you so that your convoy will run us out of the road. Look at what your security are doing? They are destroying my car, beating my brother to a pulp and smashing all our mobile devices just because we had the misfortune of driving in front of your convoy?”

Governor Al Makura fired back at her thus:

“You can take the case to wherever you wish or go to hell.”

He wind up and his ADC who was standing by the car window pushed her away and entered the car.

She saw his name on the tag on his chest. She called out his name, RINGIM!

And he fired back at her saying, “YES, THAT IS MY NAME. I AM THE GOVERNOR’S ADC. YOU CAN GO TO ANY LENGTH YOU WISH, WE ARE EQUAL TO THE TASK. WE WILL HANDLE YOU. RAT!”

And they zoomed off leaving the Hilux van loaded with riot Policemen.

They arrested Lois, Joi and her brother Jerry and took them back to the Divisional Police Headquarters in Lafia at about 5pm yesterday.

On getting to the station in Lafia, she was slammed with two count charges:

1) OBSTRUCTING THE CONVOY OF GOVERNOR TANKO AL MAKURA.

2) BEING RUDE TO GOVERNOR TANKO AL MAKURA.

The were detained until this afternoon and released after forcing her to write a letter of apology addressed to His Excellency, Governor Tanko Al Makura of Nasarawa state for obstructing his convoy and being rude to him.

As we speak Jerry is in pains and presently receiving treatment from Police brutality.

His offense: Asking the Policemen to take it easy with his sister who was driving in front of Governor Al Makura’s convoy.

Joi is depressed! Her phones, Ipad were smashed on the road and a Police man attached to the convoy of Al Makura used his jungle boots and jumped repeatedly on the devices so that they are destroyed beyond repairs.

Take a look at the attached photo of Lois’s car. That’s her Peugeot 407 without a single dent before the encounter with Governor Tanko Al Makura’s convoy.

My people, is this fair? Much as we cannot do anything and Tanko Al Makura and his Rottweilers playing God has all the powers and teeth to deal with hapless citizens who obstructs his convoy on a Federal Highway, we must ask the question again and again, IS THIS FAIR?

Today it is the turn of Lois, Joi and Jerry. Tomorrow it may be your turn. Remember injustice to one, is injustice to all.

Let the words go out, share it widely, the convoy of Governor Tanko Al Makura and the Policemen attached to him are a beast oppressing motorists on the road.

Run for dear life when Tanko Al Makura is driving behind you.

The Last line:

Tanko Al Makura SHAME ON YOU! BIG SHAME ON YOU!

ASTA LA VISTA!

Nigeria: A Federation or a Northern Caliphate

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1. President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria – From The North.

2.Senate President- North.

3. Speaker of the House of Representatives- North.

4. Chief Justice of the Federation- North.

5. President of the Court of Appeal- North.

6. Chief Justice of the Federal High Court- North.

7. Secretary to the Federal Government- north.

8. Chief of Staff to the President- North.

9. Chief of Army Staff- North.

10. Chief of Air Staff- North.

11. Comptroller General of Customs- North.

12. Director-General of State Security Services (SSS)- North.

13. National Security Advisor- North.

14. Director General NIMASA- North.

15. Chairperson of the Independant Electoral Commission (INEC)- North.

16. Comptroller-General Immigration- North.

17. Accountant-General of the Federation – North.

18. Commander of Civil Defence Corps- North.

19. Chief Security Officer to the President- North.

20. ADC to the President- North.

21. Principal Secretary to the President- North.

22. Senior Special Assistant to the President on media- North.

23. Chairman of the EFCC- North.

24. Head of Service- North.

25. MD of Nigerian Ports Authority- North.

26.DG of Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC)- North.

27. Chairman NDLEA- North.

NIGERIANS WANTED ”CHANGE” AND NOW WE HAVE GOT IT. NO-ONE SHOULD COMPLAIN BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT OUR PEOPLE WANTED. THOSE OF US THAT WARNED THE COUNTRY THAT THIS WOULD HAPPEN WERE INSULTED AND LAMPOONED. NOW WE HAVE TO LIVE WITH THE CONSEQUENCES OF OUR CHOICE FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS. WELCOME TO THE NEW NIGERIA. WELCOME TO ”CHANGE”.

Lets Face It Africa…Who Introduced Africa To God?

lfiaThe white man came here and met our ancestors answering: Chukwu, Chukwumerije, Uthando, Thandaza, Chukwuemeka, Iyanuoluwa, Chinonso, Chiebuka, Olisa, Igwe, Obasi, Orimolade etc.
While they were answering: Mr. Green, Wilberforce, Mungo Park, Mr. Bill, Mr. Bush and so many other funny names.

Yet, they claimed our ancestors did not know God and some people believed them.

How can Mr. Wilberforce teach Nze Chukwudi about God? How can Mr. Greenfield teach Thandaza about praying to God. How can Mungo Park teach Uthando about the love of God. Or Bush teach Afolorunso about the protection of God. How can Mr. Bill teach Iyanuoluwa about the Mercy of God?

That they brought Church does not mean our fore fathers were ignorant of the Supreme Being.

Our culture and that of Israeli share so many similar peculiarities, why one will be idolatry and another godly still amazes me.

Our fore fathers weren’t as evil as projected by the colonizers. They might have made one or two plunders out of the ignorance of their time. But, so also did the ancestors of the colonizers
Africa is a great continent. Africa loves God. Africa is RISING.

~Peter Agbai

LEAKED: Nigeria’s CAC Withdraws The Assemblies of God Church’s Certificate of Incorporation

pemekacAccording to SNN METRO, the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commision (CAC) yesterday June 22nd withdrew the Certificate it issued to Rev. Chidi Okoroafor’s-Led The Assemblies of God(TAG).

The Commission in a letter to the church cited the fact that, there is a pending court appeal over the Leadership tussle between Rev. Chidi Okoroafor and Rev.Prof Paul Emeka who was reportedly suspended over allegation of embezzling 20 Million Naira.

Recall that a group within Assemblies of God Church Nigeria under the aegis of Ambassadors of the Kingdom Suspended the embattled General Superintendent, Rev. Prof. Paul Emeka. The group went further to ask the CAC to delete Prof.Emeka’s name from the church Certificate of Incorporation.

However on April 30th,after allegedly misleading the commission, the group went ahead to float a new church with the name THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD CHURCH.

By this letter to the group, Africa Thisday wonders if Rev. Prof.Paul Emeka will now be recognized as the General Superintendent of Assemblies of God Church until Supreme Court rules on the case.

CAC-Statement

SUDANESE PRESIDENT OMAR AL-BASHIR WILL NOT BE ARRESTED IN SOUTH AFRICA

2014-06-27T201316Z_01_SUD017_RTRIDSP_3_SUDAN-27-06-2014-22-06-10-201News24 reported that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir cannot be arrested while in Sandton, the area hosting the African Union summit, as the area is still under the jurisdiction of the organisation, quoting the South African Institute of International Affairs.

“As we know, because the AU was holding a conference in Sandton, that area has been declared as belonging to AU which is standard,” spokesperson Hopewell Radebe said.

“So this means no SA police members can go there and arrest anyone for the duration of the conference.”

Radebe said if Al-Bashir was to be arrested it would either be once he had moved out of the Sandton area or after the summit had been declared over, depending whether he was still around by then.

The High Court in Pretoria will on Monday hear an application on whether South African authorities can arrest him.

On Sunday, Judge Hans Fabricius ordered that the Department of Home Affairs ensure that all points of entry and exit be informed that Al-Bashir was not allowed to leave until the SA Litigation Centre’s (SALC) application that South Africa arrest him, is concluded.

The SALC wants South Africa to enforce two warrants for Al-Bashir’s arrest issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2009 and 2010 relating to alleged war crimes and genocide.

Al-Bashir is in South Africa to attend the AU summit.

However. there have been conflicting reports about whether al-Bashir was still in South Africa or not.

Sudan’s Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman told Bloomberg on Sunday evening that al-Bashir had left South Africa and was on his way home.

“The president finished his business and is coming back home.

“Al-Bashir went to South Africa with complete guarantees that it will respect the African position regarding the ICC,” he reportedly said.

A Sudanese presidency official said Al-Bashir was still in Johannesburg on Monday morning and would leave later in the day.

Africa Thisday condemns any attempt to arrest any African leader attending the African Union Summit by the West as we consider it disrespectful from the west. No more shall the West waste Africa.

BUHARI WON BUT JONATHAN IS CELEBRATED

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NIGERIANS CELEBRATE PRESIDENT GOODLUCK’S SPIRIT OF SPORTSMANSHIP. CHIDI MARTINS WROTE:
TO PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN

Even in the face of “defeat” you did not disappoint those of us that believe in your maturity, sincerity, ability and humility which are rare leadership qualities that set you apart; the very reason why some of us kept supporting you ever till the very end.

An Achiever You Are!

A True National Hero You Are!

You have written your name on the sands of time, but not as much as in the hearts of men.

History, time and generation next will judge you right for putting our national interest, peace and unity far above your personal ambition like you have always said….”You Stole The Show Again”.

Being the first to congratulate your opponent General Buhari, even before the final result was announced, for us it was super heroic and a mark of a true statesman.

It is better to lose like a winner, than win like a loser…..YES! “It is much better priced, to lose the war and win the peace; than win the war and lose the peace”.

You have yet again set a standard in Nigerian Democratic Horizon….THUS; WE SALUTE YOUR HUMBLE COURAGE STILL!

– BUHARI WON THE ELECTION!

– GOODLUCK WON OUR HEART!!

– NIGERIANS WON THE PEACE!!!

GOD BLESS NIGERIA!!!!

Dr. Charles Awuzie (@pastorcharlesc) had earlier tweeted “I nominate President Goodluck Jonathan for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Share if you agree.” and the tweet is going viral on both twitter and facebook.

Here is the post-election statement that won Goodluck the admiration of Nigerians.