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I rejected an offer of an Oil Bloc, Dubai Mansion & Biafra with only the 5 Igbo states – Nnamdi Kanu



They gave me Biafra with five Igbo states in prison, I said no - Nnamdi KanuLeader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, at a courtesy visit paid to him by the leaders of Igbo Civil Society Coalition led by Obasi Igwe, has said that he was offered in prison Biafra with only five states.

According to Vanguard, Kanu said he rejected the offer, adding that he also wanted Benue and Rivers states.

He also claimed to have been offered an oil bloc and a mansion in Dubai, gifts offered to tempt him to abandon the cause of a sovereign Biafra. He said he rejected them both.

The IPOB leader said he insisted on the actualization of Biafra, that those things were “Greek gifts.”

He said: “They gave me Biafra in Prison with only the five Igbo states; I said no, I want Benue and Rivers. Biafra is coming, there is nothing to stop it.”


  1. keke driver

    July 20, 2017 at 10:06 am

    This man is evil and needs to be stopped fast before he causes war in this country…. Abeg where’s my passport sef.

    • rain

      July 20, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      what makes him evil…..he has been non violent and all he is calling for is referendum to decide our self determination . You are illiterate ….please go back to school because people like you see self determination as a call to war

    • keke driver

      July 20, 2017 at 5:21 pm

      @Rain Mr/Miss Literate, we’ve seen you………..Anywaiz back to the topic at hand.
      If Nnamdi wants Biafra, He should go with his family and people that are willing. What gives Him the right to determine who goes and who stays….. I’m igbo, owerri precisely and I know that this Biafra rubbish will NEVER happen and it’s a waste of time AND I AIN’T GOING NOWHERE!!!

  2. Deleke

    July 20, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Is this guy supposed to be a hero or an instrument of division?

    • Diamond

      July 20, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      Is Nigeria united? No.

      Do you now see why he is a hero? Yes.

  3. Ms B

    July 20, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Are you sure he wasn’t released because of the psychotic injections administered to him? Who wee offer him oil bloc and five states??? ???

    • Diamond

      July 20, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      A tailor is the richest woman in Africa because she was offered oil blocs. And in all your wiseness you don’t know that a man that threatens the Hausa fulani dominance in this country will, just so the status quo remain?

    • Bimbi

      July 21, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      Diamond, which is more likely – nnamdi kanu lying or the FG dashing him 5 states , an oil bloc and a mansion ???

  4. curios

    July 20, 2017 at 10:16 am

    but on a serious note how many states was he looking at to make up Biafra. If Biafra is ever going to leave they would have to take only the Igbo states with them. I doubt the Niger Delta would want to go with them.

  5. Wale Vintage

    July 20, 2017 at 10:21 am

    He has delusion of grandeur. He thinks of himself as a king or messiah of some sort. If he has any courage he should name who offered him these bribes. He is just making stuff up and these people will believe him. One bullet is all it takes…it is time to get rid of him.

    • Ephi

      July 20, 2017 at 11:27 am

      ***One bullet is all it takes…it is time to get rid of him.***

      I am not a fan of Kanu but this your statement is TOTALLY wrong. Someone like you would not hesitate to assassinate an opponent. Na wa. I fear people like you.

    • Diamond

      July 20, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      Wale you are EVIL!

    • Bruno fiece

      July 20, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      Wale is not only a bigoted fool but a serial killer! Yoruba hatred for Igbos knows no bound! Take a look at his demented comment fans???

    • ......

      July 20, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      Wale the toilet cleaner! Wehdone sir. The excreata has blocked your medulla oblangata.

    • nene+

      July 20, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      Wale in your life never ever unplug your mouth from the Fulani Hausa, Tinubu’s soak away!
      When the youths gave Igbos quit notice you died! They have mentioned Kanu and you are willing to kill him? Nincompoo!!! Coward!!!

    • Wale Vintage

      July 20, 2017 at 5:58 pm

      For the comments below, when he called for OBJ and his family to be assasinated y’all kept quiet. Talk about double standards. I say it again the bloody motherf**ker should be killed! In fact, all these corrupt bastards that are holding down the progress of our dear Nation should all be taken down. This won’t be the first time I am advocating this…in his own case Kanu is an opportunist. If you think he really gives a damn about Igbos then you probably also believe abacha was a tall man.

  6. Dee

    July 20, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Eleyi ya were sha

  7. ***

    July 20, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Can you imagine the tone ‘I said no, I want benue and river states’… MF you don’t own these states…you want benue and rivers states so that your biafra can have minorities to oppress abi?!… your lie stinks from a million miles away, who offered you oil bloc? Buhari? Lmfao! You are a clown, you should talk to a psychiatrist… this ‘ambition’ in your head is fast becoming neurosis

    • pride

      July 20, 2017 at 11:49 am

      look at him?!! Rivers does not want you!! You are looking for oil abi…sorry oh, our grandfathers fought against biafra and so shall we!!

    • Mawi

      July 20, 2017 at 3:36 pm

      I had to read again to be sure I saw Benue state. Benue kwa? Wetin concern Benue with Biafra or igbos? Did they tell u they wanted to be part of Biafra? Oh. So that u have the food basket of the nation to yourselves Abi? Then turn around and treat them as outsiders or outcasts since they do not speak ur language? (cause y’all are famous for that). Buhahaaahaahaa…. Tiv, idoma, etc people, make una come see ur aspiring leader o.

  8. Leo

    July 20, 2017 at 10:52 am

    LOL…. This one thinks he’s some sort of Lord and we’re back in medieval period where he can colonize people, acquire their lands and be God over them. The way he personalised his statement sef. “I want this and that”, like they’re his personal property. Such grandeur delusion.

  9. chi

    July 20, 2017 at 10:59 am

    look at all the idiotic yoruba people here yapping nonsense..what is the real problem with this cowardish , back bitting yoruba people in regards to biafra..they even carry the thing for head even pass igbos and ND people , goto any online article talking about biafra , u will see them in droves with their useless divide and conquer strategy even northerner dont have this kind of time and fear..why are youruba people very much intrested to keep this one Zoo. Why?

    • Kay

      July 20, 2017 at 11:15 am

      B**ch take a seat.

    • Ephi

      July 20, 2017 at 11:34 am

      I’m sure you can pass your message without all these abuses & insults. One reason a lot of people come to BN is because of the sanity. None of that toxicity and insults you see on the likes of nairaland and many other Nigerian blogs..

      Why can’t Nigerians be civil even when we disagree with the other person / group? Look at the dude up there talking about a bullet is all it takes. What a mentality.

    • A Real Nigerian

      July 20, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Nothing like some good old tribal warfare

    • Ijebu's_finest!

      July 20, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      Real yoruba people don’t give 2 f’s if Nigeria splits or stays together! EITHER WAY THE YORUBA TRIBE WILL SURVIVE! WE DO NOT CARE! And it annoys you “biafra pushers”! Not all igbos, just the ones pushing for biafra!

      I/WE GET IT! You want biafra! FINE! But don’t expect us all to support you! IS IT BY FORCE?

      Awon ashiere!

    • siji

      July 20, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      Better go and take your medication. oshisco

    • If you want Biafra please leave already

      July 20, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      Your name is Chi????? Idiotic Yoruba people??? it is because of people like you I support Biafra. Nigeria is too good a country for empty heads and scatter brained people!!! Your posts reek of hate, hypocrisy and idiotism. Uncouth person!!! You come here hauling insults at people.

    • Jade Edo babe

      July 20, 2017 at 10:16 pm

      [email protected] don’t have this kind of fear. They don’t have fear of anything bcos they are heartless and have no respect of life. Don’t you see how Boko haram, fulanis/herdsmen, IBB, Abacha are etc Northerners just take care of business silently, you will just see yourself and family dead. And they are in presidency so they feel like they have more control if any war happens.
      And why do Igbos assume everyone against Biafra are Yorubas. Igbos hate Yorubas more than they claim.
      Kanu, south south and benue are not going with Biafra. Stick to your five states.

  10. Ade Israel

    July 20, 2017 at 11:08 am

    we should stop looking out for an antichrist, this is one. anyone capable of instigating violence is an antichrist. thank God am going to SA next year.. demon from the pit of hell.


    July 20, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Hope you didn’t want Akwa Ibom too because we don’t belong to Biafra. We either remain Nigerians or we vie for Sovereign NIger Delta.

    Best Advise from Citizen of the Republic.

    • chi

      July 20, 2017 at 11:45 am

      u are from Akwa ibom and their is ocean in front of ur fathers land and yet , u have to goto lagos to import and export ur goods ..all the oil blocs in ur fathers compund is owned by a northerners and yorubas and yet Igbos are ure problem…continue biafra or in ND republic( which ever one ) ..u guys will be incharge of ur resources without being dictated by a man in KANO using divide and conquer strategy…I am Igbo and I live in Enugu and I can tell u igbos will support it if u have your country ..likewise ogoni people( they deserve it most of all ) … at least both countries will deal with each other in mutual respect and love… don’t listen to all this yoruba and huasa people telling u igbos are ure problem while they destroy and pillage ur lands at the same time ..our mumu don do..igbos were never ur problem and can never be..we dont need oil ,we can survive and make it anywhere in the world..Anambra and imo alone has one of the highest gas reserve in west africa alone and oil in commercial quantity including abia and ebonyi (google it)..I didn’t even inclilude other natural resources like limestone, bitumen and coal etc

  12. Sisi

    July 20, 2017 at 11:13 am

    As clueless and greedy as this one is why are people acting as if this statement is unfathomable. Is that not how they (political elite) have run Nigeria dry already. Do you not think that this is how they talk and negotiate amongst themselves? Everything is up for grabs even peoples lives and destiny as long at the price is right. Shameless bunch, your demise is around the corner.

  13. chi

    July 20, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Igbo people do not give a damn about oil,we have our own untapped natural resources. We believe in our brain and hardwork,oil is a curse. Nnamdi kanu has stated several times that after getting biafra that if ND want to declare their own republic, they are free to do so, no one will stop them( igbos do not even have that kind army to do so even if they want) but as for now we are all getting out of the Zoo as one entity BIAFRA. The yorubas slaves can stay with their lord and master the hausa / fulanis in the zoo( that is thier business and destiny). I find it funny that people who haven’t crossed ORE in their lives wants to dictate what igbos or ND wants or not

    • pride

      July 20, 2017 at 11:51 am

      lies you tell!!! what natural resource? coal? kemme a break!! that’s the only reason he wants to include the Niger Delta!!

    • Nne Umu Boys!

      July 20, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      Is your father alive? did he see the war? I doubt. Because the first thing anybody who lived through the war will tell you is that they never want to see it again. You are just a child honey, you have no idea what you are asking for. Nnamdi Kanu and his children have British passports and will zap once the heat sets in, you know right? good.

    • Anon

      July 20, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      pride – just to correct you, the South East states have natural resources including crude oil and natural gas.

    • Mawi

      July 20, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      If u have no real interest in the ND, then fight ur fight and let them fight theirs. Why do u want to claim them first? Na by force ni? Do u own them? What makes u think they need u to help them? You think they are stupid enough to believe all these claims and promises of yours? You think they trust you? Lool….

    • Jade Edo babe

      July 20, 2017 at 10:19 pm

      I wish Igbos will stop forming mouth and show us results. Untapped natural resources, tap into it and let’s see now.
      You believe in your brain and hardwork, we need more results not mouth. Abeg put the brain to work fast. We’ve been waiting since the last Biafra war.

  14. bubu

    July 20, 2017 at 11:47 am

    @chi why do we need to first go with the niger delta than later allow them go. must we go with them. my grandpa lost all his property in PH after biafra but his younger bro went back to kaduna and was able to reclaim his. if our biafra has to be with rivers state count me out. they are worse than the yorubas abeg. they dont identify with us them go abeg. before we jump from frying pan to fire

    • If you want Biafra please leave already

      July 20, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      Worse than the yorubas????? Too many bigots on here. Makes me wonder whether y’all got an education!!

  15. Symbee

    July 20, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Chi, you will be alright…. Hopefully someday soon. Have some honey today though

  16. Ijebujesha

    July 20, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    I am Yoruba but truth be told, this generation of Yorubas are a curse to the unborn generation of Yorubas. Extremely shallow, vain and lacking in reflection and foresight. Nigeria will never work, the Igbos get this, the Northerners totally get it but they believe they would be better off even in a dysfunctional Nigeria but Yorubas with all the useless classroom degrees from every corner of the World are too dumb to get it…I just don’t get it…..

    • Anonymous

      July 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      Impostor. You are far from being Yoruba or go ask your mum to confirm your paternity, you are most likely to be a bastard.

    • Ijebu's_finest!

      July 20, 2017 at 1:16 pm


      Real yoruba people don’t give 2 f’s if Nigeria splits or stays together! EITHER WAY THE YORUBA TRIBE WILL SURVIVE! WE DO NOT CARE! And it annoys you “biafra pushers”! Not all igbos, just the ones pushing for biafra!

      I/WE GET IT! You want biafra! FINE! But don’t expect us to support all to support you! IS IT BY FORCE?

      Awon ashiere!

    • Ijebu's_finest!

      July 20, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      But don’t expect us** all to support you! IS IT BY FORCE?

      AGAIN! Awon ashiere!

  17. holly molly

    July 20, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    #hiss… This one is just hallucinating. He clearly needs someone to cure his madness

  18. Moniker

    July 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Format of life… We know your type.

  19. Waffles

    July 20, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Why is Kanu trying to drag other states into Biafra? PH and Benue REALLY!?? Stick to fighting for:
    1. Abia
    2, Anambra
    3. Ebonyi
    5. Imo
    Kanu needs to be focused and set his priorities right..

    • Cutieylicious

      July 20, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      He simply does not know what he is fighting for

    • Diamond

      July 20, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      I hope you know there are Igbos in major parts of Delta and Rivers states, and minor parts of Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Edo, Benue and Kogi states.

      BN, this your news update is not complete. Or you just want traffic? I read from Nigerian eye that IPoB spokesman Emma Powerful added that what they want is Igbo brothers and sisters lumped into those states.

  20. LMAO

    July 20, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Why are iipobs always strong headed and emotional towards issues that require common sense? It’s a pity to see people with functioning brains believe and follow kanu as their leader. The question they should ask him is what job was he doing before he started the biafra agitation, what businesses does he own, what properties does he have home and abroad. this ia a man who has absolutely nothing and has never achieved anything, He is feeding on the gullibility of the hopeless ipod miscreants from the east. It’s shameful though. Oil block has become something anybody will wake up to dash a jobless man.,

    • chi

      July 20, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      @Lmaos… No ..the fact that u call urself a Nigerian shows that u and ur generation is a lost cause and pitiful and without reason..just give me one good reason to be a Nigerian..just one?.. some white man mistress named u Nigeria and ure proud as a black man to answer it monkeys and hyenas in the Zoo

      @waffles igbo people are not just in 5 states..we dont believe in the stupid states created by a fulani military man ..some igbos in rivers share same ancestor and relations with abia and imo but were unfortunately put in rivers

      @ijebus no one need coward yoruba support.. who are u..u guys are known for betrayals and cowardness..God Forbid…just mind ur business and focus on your own lane and maybe try and recover kwara and illorin from the hausa /fulanis caliphate

    • Ajala & Foodie

      July 20, 2017 at 6:21 pm

      @chi, you claim you that you do not give a damn about oil blocs, but it is obvious that the guy you are attempting to defend does. In response to Josephism’s comment you state that you would support a Niger Delta republic but again it is obvious that the guy you passionately support does not, hence his request for Benue and Rivers. While you claim in one comment that you would support a Niger-Delta, you then comment in another that some Rivers indigenes have Igbo roots, so what is it exactly? do you support a ND or not? Rivers falls under ND at least to my limited knowledge, so if your cause is a Biafra then you should have no problem with one without Rivers AND Benue, roots or not!!!

      Let me point out here, that Josephism was not try to minimize the issues you raised and neither am I I.e the unfairness in how the wealth/resources has been shared in the country thus far. Nevertheless, yourself and Mr. Kanu are well aware that there in (ND) lies the “money maker” . You insist that there are untapped resources in the East, while that remains to be seen, we all know it takes ? to tap into any resource, which is why Mr. Kanu and his cohort want the bedrock of the money bags. To try to pretend otherwise or try to act that it is in the best interest of ND area to join Biafra is to insult the intelligence of the entire Nigeria population and even more so indegenes of the South. Mr. Kanu is only trying to exploit the oil I.e money from the area as well and that is abundantly clear.

      In addition, the way you try so hard to move focus, talking about colonialism…”some white man’s mistress….” starting and ending your response to LMAO with insults…. “you and your generations are a lost cause…… black monkeys and hyenas” but not attempting to respond to the very question he/she asked., which is why should ANYONE follow Mr. Kanu, a man that has accomplished NOTHING note worthy???? What you fail to realize is that you should be trying to convince your fellow state men and women that will be giving up a lot I.e businesses , friends, their homes, to pursue a cause, that there is actually a cause/goal here.

      Fighting for independence is all well and good but at the end how will this affect my bottom line? how will it make up for what you asking me to give up? what are Mr. Kanu’s plans to ensure that even if i am not able to reap the reward of fighting for a Biafra that my children and grandchildren will? Those are the questions you are not responding to. And to do that you need to produce facts or at least be able to make evidence based arguments.

      You asked why you should remain in Nigeria, while I am no Igbo, I can however understand that the question the majority of the Country is asking especially your state men is why should they leave the devil they know for the one they don’t? How can you reassure them with a leader like Mr. Kanu that they are not jumping from ? to ?? We are all aware of the problems, we need solutions but how is Biafra a solution? These are the questions.

      I however agree that this should be put to a referendum, I want to however believe that unless Mr. Biafra himself I.e Kanu and his followers are able to intelligently answer these questions you will be hard pressed to have the majority jump on that bandwagon. Resorting to insults does not help your case either. BTW colonization is not the issue and has not been for awhile though I recognize it as the deflection tactic for which it is.

    • Diamond

      July 20, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      Ajala and foodie.
      In response to your first paragraph. IPoB spokesman Emma Powerful corroborated Nnamdi Kanu’s statement by saying what they want the Igbo brothers and sisters in those states. That let the Igbos there be included in the referendum, to choose if they want to stay in Nigeria or become Biafra like their kin.

      From your comment “roots or not”, are you saying should Biafra become a sovereign state, that Igbos in Rivers, Delta, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Kogi, and Edo should remain part of Nigeria? Com’on, you are more intelligent than this. Just because the Northern military maliciously carved those lands into other states, doesn’t deny the fact the people are Igbos and the land theirs.

    • Ajala & Foodie

      July 21, 2017 at 12:19 am

      @ Diamond, when I say roots or not, I am not referring to the people but the land. Anyone who wants to go with Biafra and is accepted should be allowed to join but pro-biafrans should not expect to get the land and waterways in that geographic area is my point, I hope that clears that

    • Diamond

      July 23, 2017 at 12:04 am

      So they should leave their ancestral land? Why? Because the land has crude oil. So the oil in the the non Igbo speaking Niger delta no do you that you want people to leave their homes and villages for you because of the oil God blessed their land with? Isn’t that the same thing you are accusing Nnamdi Kanu of?
      Please Igbos are not forcing anyone into Biafra, they only want their kin fraudulently carved into other regions by Gowon and co to come back to the fold.
      Oil, oil, oil. As if there are no developed countries that are without oil.

  21. Bowl

    July 20, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Fact is Nigeria will never work under the present set up . We will keep empowering the demons we call leaders to oppress us . Me , I am afraid for my children and their children. I don’t believe in the dual citizenship thing as the other country,s citizenship is tenorless . I want a country in which my children and their generation are free and enabled to be world changers just like their counterparts in the advanced world. A country where it is basically about them and not about the leader. Now Nnamdi Kanu may be dubious but he has done for the Igbo man what nobody has been able to over these years. He has given power to the Igbos .He has given them a voice (a loud one at that) . I like (so much ) what is happening in Anambra State . It is either this country is restructured or one group leaves. Not that I am not mindful of the enormous costs any of these options entails. But this , sadly is the only way we can secure our future. And pls Nnamdi Kanu leave the south south and Middle belt out of Biafra.

  22. Marguerite

    July 20, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Benue ke? Pls we are trying to put our state in order and fight the insurgence of Fulani herdsmen first. Leave us be

    • Diamond

      July 21, 2017 at 11:35 am

      That means you admit Nigeria is dysfunctional

  23. Ajala & Foodie

    July 20, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    It is appalling and a cause for concern to see the hatred, not just dislike but real hatred amongst people. For what reason exactly? Purely based when where our parents were born? I doubt many of us are even born in the same State has our parents but yet we carry so much hate for an individual because individual does not share the same birth state lines as your mum and daddy. The pure venom in some of these comments causes me to worry but again something tells me, that is humanity, we will always manufacture reasons to bicker, hate and go to war. I pray peace on everyone, the head space it takes to harbor such hate and bitterness I can only imagine.

  24. chi

    July 20, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    @ajala ur comments reeks of envy and is like u have selective memory ..if u listen to radio biafra nnamdi kanu has stated everything to the T.. everything I said was gotten from the man himself..we dont need oil we are not like yoruba people ( alakija types , a tailor that became a billonaire just bcos she was offered an oil bloc from ND) ..the problem I have with u yoruba people is that most of you has neve crossed ORE in una life and think everything revolves around lagos.. bcos u wont have asked me that question about rivers u know how many tribes are in rivers state alone…they are some parts that ikwerre.some ijaw and ogoni …hundreds of them likewise some pure igbo parts that were in old imo state before it was divided..yorubas = unity beggars

    if ure so sure that majority of people will reject biafra then why are you people aganst it..

    Yoruba people ..What concerns you guys with our dream for freedom.Give us true federalism, Nigeria says No.Give us restructuring, Nigeria says No.Give NDvpeople thr oil wells, Nigeria says No ..let all oil companies go back to the states they bring oil from NO..Give us international seaports, Nigeria says No. Ordinary railway line, Nigeria says No …yoruba leave us alone and live in peace with your masters up North…Nigeria will remain one after Biafrans have gone .yoruba, their masters and others will continue with Nigeria after the Biafrans have gone… yoruba STOP BEGGING FOR UNITY WITH the PEOPLE YOU CALL EVIL and insult. Yorubas never cease to amaze me. Crying and shouting that they must do ‘One Nigeria’with Igbos or heaven will fall. Look the one above asking useless questions and drinking panadol over another persons headache.Instead of Yorubas to come out and admit ‘we are afraid of how Hausa/Fulani will finish us if you guys secede’ so that we can know how to help them

    • ijebu finest!

      July 20, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      eeyaah! @chi, who wound you? who hurt your little pride hunny? Yoruba’s are cowards? i LAUGH IN IBIBIO! Because the yorubas of those years didn’t fight for nor support your biafra cause????!!!!

      AGAIN, IS IT BY FORCE! WE DID’NT BELIEVE IN IT THEN, AND STILL DON’T NOW. Unlike you, yorubas are no ones slaves! YOU CLAIM “Instead of Yorubas to come out and admit ‘we are afraid of how Hausa/Fulani will finish us if you guys secede’ so that we can know how to help them”………SERIOUSLY. Men i can’t shout!

      FFS we do not care if you secede!!!!!!!! FFS!!!

      Secede first nah!


      All this mouth!

      Na so so talk since this agitation started!

      shebi kanu is out?



      ABI KI LO DE?

    • Ajala & Foodie

      July 20, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      @ chi, do you listen to yourself? Are you even congnizant of what you are typing?my comment reeks of envy AND DIVISION, yet, I am not the one advocating for a Biafra now if that is not divisive I don’t know what it is. You accuse me of selective memory, that is assuming I have for once heard anything tangible from Mr, Kanu that I should remember. No I haven’t. You speak about tribes in Rivers like if we are to start discussing tribes in Nigeria not only in Rivers we will not be here till thine kingdom come.!!! Or should we also speak to children born of inter-tribal relationships then everyone will have root all over the world. Yet I am the one whose comments reeks of division, but, I was the one that asked for a referendum but you are the one quick to not only make generalizing statements about a ethnic group but try to again deflect from making an intelligent argument by making ridiculous assumptions and insulting generalizing statements. You claim my comment reeks of envy? Yet you speak about Lagos with so much love right, I mean no one can miss the envy for Lagos that you have. Now tell me exactly where the envy or division you so claim is in my entire argument. I took direct quotes from your argument to buttress my point but all I see with your response again is someone who is unable to make intelligent evidence based argument and resorts to gross myopic generalization, unwarranted insults or deflecting tactics in a bid and think I am still the issue??? I am not surprised you got in your own words “all I have said from the man “I.e Mr. Kanu, again you both need to sit down and make a valid case then maybe you would have a fighting chance until then quit foam at the mouth and get some sense while you are at it.

      Let me make one thing however clear to you, you know Nada about me I.e “you yorubas”, my parents may have been born within certain state lines within Nigeria but I consider it wise to know my identity does not stem from ridiculous state lines, I have the wisdom to not let silly geographical location close my eyes to reason.

      N.B: For the record in case you missed it in my initial response, let me spell it out in simple terms you will understand: 1) I am not against Biafra, hence my statement about a referendum if anything I am pointing out obvious loop holes in the way you are making your case so you can fix them. 2) ALL tribes are guilty of being part of the problem in the East and Nigeria has a whole and I mean ALL including the last administration that was led by a South-South, 3) Mr. Kanu and yourself want Rivers and Benue to exploit the oil just like you have accused others of doing. 4) You don’t have NDs best interest at heart only looking for a means to fund Biafra should it succeed I.e you selfishly have your interest at heart and even more importantly is that I fear Mr. Kanu only has his personal agenda at heart. But again do I expect you to get it? Nope!!! I refuse to continue in a baseless argument, I guess for a moment I thought I could reason with you but like I said go and get some wisdom, maybe then you will be empowered to stop following ANYONE blindly and then maybe then you will be capable of making just plain simple common sense argument without unnecessary insults. Until then girl ?

  25. Moniker

    July 20, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    In a totally unrelated development,
    it is evil for someone to write a long epistle and not get a couple of likes. You guys should please be nice by donating likes. Please it’s discouraging. Thanks.

    Moniker… Aka concerned ‘liker’

  26. Naomi

    July 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    rivers ke?? you are an eternal joker..and that illiterate who said igbo are in rivers how many of them??? for you information the main oil rich area in rivers is home to the ijaws , ogonis..kalabaris..andonis, Igbaniis …have you even heard of these tribes ?? do you know their origin??? go and research please….so even if as you falsely claim that some igbo are from ph ..they can never get near any of the oil because it is belongs to ijaws and other minorities who are well able and enlightened to fight off any encroachment

    • Diamond

      July 24, 2017 at 9:28 am

      You are the big illiterate. Go read about Rivers State. So there are no or very few Igbos in Rivers, but they have been governors since inception of democracy in the 4th republic. From Odilli, to Amaechi and now Wike. I bet you didn’t know these were Igbo names. Stay confused!

  27. cecil

    July 20, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Abeg No one Offered this man Anything at least not pmb..very funny..lie lie man..he should tell us who offered him…

    • Diamond

      July 20, 2017 at 10:48 pm

      Because you think Buhari is a saint? wake up, darl!

  28. Diamond

    July 20, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    BN where is my comment? What is wrong with you people? So because I did not insult commenters or tribes to generate more traffic for you, you withheld my opinion.

    You people are part of the problem BN.. from not posting news that concerns your interest, cronies and ‘friends’, to withholding comments that will not help your traffic, to disabling comment on posts concerning your benefactors like Babangidda’s daughter. BN, it is corruption.

  29. Tracy Edward

    July 20, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    One Nigeia under Christ and die devil cannot divide this Nation through nobody. God bless Nigeria in christ Jesus Amen.

    • Chichi

      July 20, 2017 at 10:02 pm

      Na lie lie. God no dey bless evil. Nigeria is a failed country or rather a zoo. This was seconded by una first lady and its a pity that all the commenters here are the lower animals. As the animal kingdom by George owell foretell the lower animals revoluted against the lion kings, hyenas and co. This is exactly what is happening in Nigeria. From a proud biafraist

  30. Tracy Edward

    July 20, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    You talk about Biafra, you want Biafia, look at South Sudan tihis how they want sepration, they got it what happened next war, killing themslves. Look Nigeria wake up and stop this thing call Biafra. Not Nigeian blood will be shade because of this Biafra. Youth of Nigeria don´t destory your future. Let work together and make Nigeria grate that should be our goal. Nigeria is blessed, so let stop the work of evil. God bless Nigeria Amen. Jesus is Lord.

    • Chichi

      July 20, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      Why do you always cite bad examples. What of Singapore that breakaway from Malaysia, Ireland from don’t see those ones na only south Sudan you see. If how to make Nigeria great is ur goal in life, its a pity but u’re goalless.

    • Diamond

      July 20, 2017 at 11:20 pm

      What is Tracy typing? Tihis, sepration, shade, grate??

      Chi, let me add the former Soviet union are not killing themselves over their disintegration.

      Nigeria is not working, lets go our separate ways as the North don’t want to restructure. After all, they wanted out first “Araba, there is no basis for Nigeria unity”. Same reason they reneged on their call for separation, is same reason they don’t want to restructure, and don’t want Biafra. But for how long? If military government was still possible, they would have used it to rule for life. They used Boko haram during Jonathan’s. I wonder what they will come up with during Osibanjo’s as God is already showing them He has the final say.

  31. Mymind

    July 21, 2017 at 12:25 am

    “Mind your paent” ?????????
    As in “mind ??? your paent” ????…..”PAENT” ??????. **DEAD**

    Whew! *slowly recovers breath* Talk about authentic razz, choi! @Ijebu Finest wee nor kii me o. ? ???

  32. ujunwa

    July 21, 2017 at 7:13 am

    The agitation has taken a dimension that’s dangerous for Nigeria, if the govt keeps pretending that all is well, I can only say ” there was a country”. Am only surprised with supposedly educated people who thinksuccession is tantamount to war, whenever Biafra is mentioned they respond with war threat yet foolishly tells an Igbo man to return to the East before making a demand. ChI, great write up but Ill say the biggest mistake of Buhari was arresting Nnamdi Kalu, the govt indirectly made an unknown Nnamdi the face of Biafra. Biafra agitation before was led by unemployed Massob but Kalu now has the attention of both the educated and the uneducated, that’s a danger to Nigeria.People like me are still on the fence but if Nigeria fails to restructure, they should expect bigger issues ahead. Enough of the pretence, the South East is marginalized.

  33. emeka

    July 21, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Rather than compare Biafra with Sudan, I think u should look at countries like Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore. the Igboman share same spirit and mindset with people from these places ….surving against all odds

    I alyways chuckle when I hear that igbos are not United group of people is more United than igbos, forget all this Yoruba propaganda u see and read.. In fact igbos are the most united and progressive group in Nigeria. Everywhere they are, they form igbo unions and donate money to help back home. Stop this useless myth. Have u ever heard about an anambra people going to war with imo people in any history..but yoruba people have at warvwith each sice time immemorial..every problem ihbos have they settle diplomatically( which is kinda ironic going by all yhe propanganda from the fake lagos ibadan espress media

    Everyone is speculating about what would happen between and within Nigeria and Biafra when the Igbos leave.The reality is, should the Igbos leave, there will no longer be Nigeria.

  34. chi

    July 21, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Someone wrote:Please share widely !!!!A Yoruba friend asked me: Under what conditions would you support “One Nigeria” and let go of the Biafra agitation and let it diedown and finally laid to rest for good?Here was my response:1. Close down Lagos ports and Open up PH,Calabar, Onitsha and Warri ports.2. Cancel all direct and major connecting flights to Lagos and Abuja airports only local connecting flights will be allowed. While this is being done, open up Enugu, Owerri, Asaba, Uyo and PH to international flights direct and major connecting flights.3. Ask all international and diplomatic missions to move their embassies and consulates from Lagos, Kano and Abuja to Enugu, PH and Calabar.4. All federal governments’ agencies in Lagos and Abuja shall be relocated to Enugu, PH and Calabar. CBN, NNPC, e.t.c shall and must relocate to PH, Calabar and Enugu.5. All multinational companies in Lagos and Abuja, shall and must relocate their offices to PH, Calabar and Enugu.6.All oil companies must relocate their head offices to PH, as the oil capital of Nigeria.7. Let the northern children gain admission into federal schools with 300 score points while the South Eastern Children should gain admission with only 20 score points .8. Let all federal road projects in the North/SW should be handled by one local companies and the one in the SE/SS should be handled by Julius Berger and foreign construction companies.If these conditions can be fulfilled and implemented for 50years , we can try one Nigeria and let see if you the North and SW will like it for a month…Meaning, Yorubas and Hausas needing to get international visas shall travel to PH, Calabar or Enugu to do that. Same with flying or connecting flights, same with shipping and importing their goods, etc., etc.The Yoruba friend replied: You can’t be serious, this is wickedness and I said…Really? Don’t you think South Eastern part ofNigeria have been suffering and enduring this very same wickedness for over 50 yrs?He was quiet for a few seconds and said: Wow, you are right but it never occurred to me. I said, that’s the problem with One Nigeria, those who are benefiting from it, love it and would love to maintain the status quo.Let each region develop at her own pace, with Airport, Seaports, industries, major projects open to be developed in any part of Nigeria without government interference or strangulation due to tribalism and nepotism!Let Nigeria be fair to ALL irrespective of tribe, religion, and place of birth.Let the there be true federalism and resources control, with the elimination of quota systemand federalism character in Nigeria.Let’s have equal respect for one another irrespective of where the person is coming from in Nigeria.That is what Biafra agitation is all about.

    • Jay

      July 21, 2017 at 8:11 am

      This is the most sensible post you have made on this topic.
      I support Biafra because, the Igbo’s can peacefully go and do the above mentioned.
      Like wise the rest of the country can comfortable restructure too.
      Thumbs up!

    • Diamond

      July 21, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      And your own response is foolish. So it is when Igbos leave that the rest of the country can restructure? And you also intend to remain with the Hausa fulani should Biafra secedes?
      Your slave mentality is perpetual and incurable.

  35. M&

    July 21, 2017 at 7:57 am

    What beats me here is “I WANT”. What gives you the right to “want” any other person or group of people biko?

  36. Jay

    July 21, 2017 at 8:12 am


  37. AGu

    July 21, 2017 at 9:03 am

    I read the thread that Omenka created to mock Nnamdi Kanu and taunt Igbos cause he said he can’t leave without Benue.Please be guided to know that Benue state has 4 LGAs are indigenous Igbo people whoowns the land as original owners not settlers.Incase of Biafra negotiation and/or restoration, let me make this clear that we are not leaving an Inch of Igboland behind.There is no way we will abandon over a million of our brothers in Nigeria, it is not possible.For those who think Nnamdi Kanu doesn’t know what he is saying, read this article from Benue Igbo Development Union (BIDU).Gone are the days where we don’t know where Igboid communities are hidden. I have now put Anioma and them on the mapfor future reference. They are in 4 local government areas of Benue State namely Ado, Oju, Okpoku and Obi, all in Benue State. These are ethnic Igbo. These are known as the Umuezeokoha people. Some people were speaking about Igbo trying to annex other people’s land, but look at how sizable amount of Igbo were cut off and place in the North as northern communities.Presumably some people hoped that the Umuezeokoha people will lose their identityas is happening with some Ikwerre people in Rivers State. Umuezeokoha community is in the present Benue state and comprises of over 300 villages of Igbo speaking areas. Ado, Oju, Okpoku and Obi are local government areas that are part of the newly proposed Apa state that, which the Idoma have been calling for.There are over one million of them spread across four local government areas of Benue State. You can find them in Ado, Oju,Okpoku and Obi, all in Benue State. They are ethnic Igbos. Before the Nigerian civil war, they lived a happy and meaningful life, mingling freely with their kith and kin in the state. But today, things have fallen apart.Instead of the joyful songs, they were used to, they now sing dirges. The Benue Igbos who are called by the name Umuezeokoha are not happy that they have been neglected for a long time now by successive governments, federal, state or local, and they are blaming this on their ethnic origin and the fact that they are in the wrong state.On the September 23, 2016, their umbrella organization, Benue Igbo Development Union – BIDU issued a press release:WE ARE REAL INDIGENOUS IGBO:Unequivocally, Benue Igbo people are not known as farm settlers, as some prominentIgbo men are going about broadcasting to the public that we are only settle here for sake of farming.Comprehensively, farming is our pride in relation to our kith and kin in Ebonyi state, namely :.Ezza, Izzi Effium and Ezzamgbo people. These people mentioned here are today thestrength of Abakaliki political block and also the farming strength of Ebonyi people. For more than hundred years ago we havebeing in Benue state even, during the time of civil war Nigeria government used all hermachinery against us in Benue here which later turn to futile and disgrace to them and still today we are pronouncing widely in popularity more than expected. Nigeria government, I think this is the right time to embrace justice and stop the political ostracism against the Benue Igbo. Although, we have being facing a lot of unexpected harassment but we are firmly assuring you people that no amount of political deprivation or subjugation will make us to deny our identity as Igbo speaking people of Benue state and we must forever remain resolute to achieve our political freedom.People should stop misdirecting the public with messages full of deceit and shenanigans that we are farmsettlers in Benue state. WE ARE REAL INDIGENOUS IGBO RESIDENT IN BENUE

  38. mic

    July 21, 2017 at 11:57 am

    That bullet is for u and ur family. Idiot

  39. courage

    July 21, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Only one question i want to ask, All these people abusing other people because you want BIAFRA, where do all live now? I hope its in your BIAFRA? If you live somewhere abeg KEEP QUIET.

  40. ThatBenueGirl

    July 21, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    No doubt Nigeria is a failed state. We can all see that the leadership of this country since independence has been wack. If being too “diverse” will cause another civil war then let Nigeria split! If Biafra also becomes a sovereign state, but the leader ship is still full of corrupt individuals, then it wont be differnt from Nigeria. Nigeria is not the problem, the people are! You all only have mouth on social media, instead of doing trying to get rid of these elements that will come to campaign in 2019 again. Based on d comments here if some of u get in power u wont bd any different.

  41. ThatBenueGirl

    July 21, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Errr… So Kanu says he “wants” Benue and River States? Why? Because Benues has fertile lands and Rivers has Oil, moreover they both have means of major water transportation since the igbo states are land locked abi? I thought Biafra agitation was an “igbo thing” anyways anyone who wants to go should go. The problem is “us”

  42. chi

    July 21, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    @Ajala or whatever u call is like u want me to keep repeating myself ..u continue proving my point that u have selected memeory and only hear what ur delusional , wicked mind wants to hear…what is your problem? is our freedom from this evil entity called the zoo ure headache..why cant u stay on your own lane .u evil yoruba people are u not satisfied on how you idol awolowo starved millions of biafra children in the hope of being the zoo least karma visted on him by make him so frustrated to drink rat poison…u guys make it sound like nnamdi kanu is a military dictator while all this man is saying is give us referandum to decide once and for all man one vote …Let us settle this once and for all…we are not forcing anyone to join us or leave us that a crime…you yoruba always try act sophisticated but u guys are one the most dumb set of people on planet earth…u think is by making loud noise..waste of awolowo free and cheap education fund…as some one said above .u guys are only good at carrying useless certificate up and down..I dont blame u .I blame lord lugard and Zik for putting us all toghether in this evil entity.. what is all this ..One Zoo is not by force .. stop putting mouth in things that don’t concern u ..u dont like my tribe and I dont like ur tribe..cant we just separate and go our different ways ..we dont share the same culture or food or language ..what is all this..GoD why? what is our sin that we have to in the same country with the yorubas( known for betrayals and gossiping and back bitting cowards and the blood thirsty hausa/ fulanis..what is our sin?.. is our sin that great oh Lord..this is too much

    • Jay

      July 21, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      Why are you ranting? Nobody is holding the Igbo’s.
      Pack your loads and go!!!! Leave Rivers State and Benue state alone!!!
      Nobody is begging the Igbo’s to stay.

    • Diamond

      July 21, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      Make sure you remain in perpetual servitude to your Hausa fulani lords.

      Igbos are only asking that their brothers and sisters carved into other states in Nigeria partake in the referendum.

  43. chi

    July 21, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    nobody is holding the igbos ..then why are the zoo army killing innocent biafra protesters in thousands..the last time we declare Biafra ..the whole country went to war on us.. stop deceiving u black nigerian monkey..go and reason wonder the zoo is backward in everything bcos hynas and monkeys like u dont reason and think people asking for referandum means that they are also asking for war..waste of awolowo cheap and free education fund..if u have bothered to listen exactly to what nnamdi kanu is saying, u would have known that we dont need benue state we just need the igbo people that were unfortunately put in that state by an hausa military man named Gowon..ebonyi state alone can feed the whole of sourthern Nigeria .that is why I said u people only think that everything revolves around lagos feed by ur propanganda lagos – ibadan express media

  44. Diamond

    July 21, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Say whatever you want, Nnamdi Kanu is far better than the Hausa fulani that used Boko haram to destroy lives and properties because of their greed for power and born to rule mentality.

    Nnamdi Kanu and IPoB have not killed, bombed or taken up guns in their quest for Biafra, so why are you having migraine over Biafra when you are not Igbo, and honestly do not love Nigeria?

    I know the best the North can do is try all they can so Buhari will last till 2019, so another core northerner takes over. But if that fails and Osibanjo becomes president, of course they will attempt to stop him in 2019. And resuscitate Boko haram which is currently hibernating (or what will they come up with now) . Time will tell.

  45. Tracy Eward

    July 22, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    God bless nigeria. Nigeria is not a fail country. Why are some Nigerians so negativ. Youth of Nigeria build your country and don´t let no one to destory your future by talking division in Nigeria. Nigerai is a great country let make it great by electing the right leaders in the right position. Biafia is not of God. Thank you and God Bless Nigeria Amen.

    • Diamond

      July 23, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      You must have been sleeping since 1960. Nigeria is a failed state.

      Nigeria is Lord Luggard’s creation. Stop confusing politics with religion.

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