The phenomenon of Biafra (15)

Looking back after over four decades, a plausible case can be made that Gen. Yakubu Gowon’s conciliatory “No victor,  no vanquished” pronouncement when Biafra surrendered was largely insincere because his words were not backed by adequate concrete actions to help easterners recover from their devastating losses. I have already highlighted some of the cruel measures […]

Biafra: Nigeria is better, stronger together than separated – VP Osibanjo

By Peter Okutu ABAKALIKI-VICE President Yemi Osibanjo, Saturday, stressed that Nigeria as a country was better and stronger together than separated contrary to clamour from different quarters across the country. Mrs. Edore Edewede Special Assistant Admin OVP, Mrs Foluso Idumu Senior Special Assistant Admin OVP, His Excellency Yemi Osinbajo Vice President, the couple Mr. & […]

FG agrees to pay N88bn compensation to victims of Biafra war

…….opts for out-of-court settlement of case before ECOWAS Court By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA – The Federal Government has agreed to release N88billion for the compensation of victims of the Nigeria/Biafra civil war, as well as for completion of demining and destruction of abandoned explosives within the South-East, South-South and North Central regions of the country. […]

The phenomenon of Biafra (14)

By Douglas Anele Biafra was defeated not necessarily as a result of the tactical superiority of Nigeria’s armed forces but mainly because of the overwhelming support Gen. Gowon received from countries like Britain and Russia, which feared the emergence of a successful black nation that would falsify white supremacist myths about the purported inferiority of […]

Breaking: Buhari approves payment of pension to pardoned retired Biafra police personnel  

By Anthony Ogbonna President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, approved the payment of pension for police officers who were granted presidential pardon in 2000 after serving in the defunct Biafran Police during the 30 months Nigeria Civil war. President Muhammadu Buhari signing a document The personnel who were granted presidential pardoned by the then President Olusegun Obasanjo […]