Sunday, 14 October 2018

Day 396 ... Genocidist Nigeria: Where is Nnamdi Kanu? Where are Nnamdi Kanu’s parents, Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and Ugoeze Nnenne Kanu?

(Nnamdi Kanu and his loving parents)
Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

TODAY marks 13 months or 396 days since the 14 September 2017 genocidist Nigeria military, led by Fulani islamist/ jihadists under Muhammadu Buhari, stormed the home of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents at Afaraukwu-Ibeku, eastcentral Biafra. Consequently, the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (constituted integrally in the Biafra freedom movement), and his parents, remain unknown. Scores of the Kanus’ relatives and friends were murdered during the assault and scores of others are still unaccounted for. 

Three thousand Igbo people have been murdered across Biafra since Buhari, who, in March 2015, was imposed on Nigeria as head of regime by ex-United States President Barack Hussein Obama (first African-descent president of the US republic in 233 years of existence) and ex-British Prime Minister David Cameron, embarked on this bloodiest track of phase-IV of the Igbo genocide (13 January 1970-present day) in November 2015. After eight years in the White House and 19 months since he left office, Obama now presents an abominable presidential legacy, not lost particularly on African World reckoning, of zealously supporting the Igbo genocide, foundational genocide of post-(European)conquest Africa, executed on the ground by Nigeria, an islamist-led state, and its suzerain state Britain.
(http://re-thinkingafrica.blogspot.com/2017/05/on-30-march-2016-i-published-essay.html)

GENOCIDIST Nigeria has murdered more Africans in Biafra, southwestcentral Africa, since 1945 (Igbo pogrom in Jos, northcentral Nigeria) than the total number of Africans murdered in Africa since 1900 by all of Europe’s conqueror-powers in Africa: Britain, Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain – including the number of Africans the Germans murdered in the genocide of the Herero, Nama and Berg Damara peoples of southwest Africa, 1904-1907.  Nigeria now rates a not-too-distant second to Belgian King Leopold II’s notorious position as lead génocidaire of African peoples since the 19th century in the Leopold II/Belgian state’s genocide against Africans in the central regions of the Congo River basin, 1878-1908, murdering 13 million of them (Isidore Ndaywel è Nziem, Histoire générale du Congo: De l'héritage ancien à la République Démocratique. Paris: Duculot, 1998, p. 344).

Nigeria surely knows that it will account for the safety of Nnamdi Kanu and his parents and take full responsibility for the consequences of that savage raid on a family home.

The Biafra freedom movement has insisted indefatigably that a referendum for the 50 million Biafrans is the democratic path to Biafran freedom. Biafrans are indeed poised for a referendum. This remains the path today than ever before to end the Igbo genocide.
(John Coltrane Quartet, “The Promise” [personnel: Coltrane, soprano saxophone; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Elvin Jones,  drums; recorded: live, Birdland, New York, US, 8 October 1963)
Twitter @HerbertEkweEkwe

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Today, as never before: ReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedom...

ReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedom
ReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedom ReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedom
ReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedom
ReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedom
ReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedom
ReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedom ReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedom ReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedom ReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedom
ReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedom
RefePendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedom
ReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedom
ReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedom
ReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedomReferendumPathtoBiafraFreedom
(John Coltrane Quartet, “Resolution” {part-II of A Love Supreme suite} [personnel: Coltrane, tenor saxophone; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Elvin Jones,  drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, 9 December 1964])
Twitter @HerbertEkweEkwe

Monday, 1 October 2018

On this “independence” day of genocidist Nigeria (1): Igbo resourcefulness, Nigeria, genocide – 1930s-29 May 1966


Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

THE IGBO were one of the very few constituent nations in British Nigeria, southwestcentral Africa, prior to the 29 May 1966 Anglo-Nigeria launch date of the Igbo genocide, who understood, fully, the immense liberatory possibilities ushered in by 1 October 1960 (presumed day for the restoration-of-independence for the subjugated African peoples) and the interlocking challenges of the vast reconstructionary work required for state and societal transformation in the aftermath of the British occupation.

Enterprise

The Igbo had the most robust economy in the country in their east regional homeland, supplied the country with its leading writers, artists and scholars, supplied the country’s top universities with its vice-chancellors (presidents/rectors) and leading professors and scientists, supplied the country with its first indigenous university (the prestigious university at Nsukka), supplied the country with its top diplomats, supplied the country’s leading high schools with its head teachers and administrators, supplied the country with its top bureaucrats, supplied the country with its leading businesspeople, supplied the country with an educated, top-rated professional officers-corps for its military and police forces, supplied the country with its leading sportspersons, essentially and effectively worked the country’s rail, postal, telegraphic, power, shipping, and aviation services to quality standards not seen since in Nigeria…

And they were surely aware of the vicissitudes engendered by this historic age precisely because the Igbo nation played the vanguardist role in the freeing of Nigeria from Britain, beginning from the mid-1930s...

Suzerain’s response

BRITAIN responded to this Igbo fervent resourcefulness by plotting the genocide against the Igbo along with its on the ground north region Hausa-Fulani/islamists who were vociferously opposed to African freedom. Indeed, the Hausa-Fulani/islamists wanted the British occupation indefinitely – which, in fact, is the case, 57 years after!
(Charles Mingus Sextet, “Passions of a man” [personnel: Mingus, piano, vocals; Jimmy Knepper, trombone; Rahssan Roland Kirk, flute, siren, tenor saxophone, manzello, strich; Booker Ervin, tenor saxophone; Doug Watkins, bass; Dannie Richmond, drums; recorded: Atlantic Studios, New York, US, 6 November 1961])
Twitter@HerbertEkweEkwe

On this “independence” day of genocidist Nigeria (2): Reminder of Britain’s key role in the execution of the Igbo genocide ... As the British Labour party faces meltdown over the antisemitism/racism crisis of its leader Jeremy Corbyn, we must stress that this affliction in the party started half a century ago – 52 years ago to be exact, when the then Labour leader and prime minister, Harold Wilson, centrally directed the prosecution of the Igbo genocide, the foundational genocide of post-(European)occupation Africa, with Britain’s client-state Nigeria

(Harold Wilson: ... “would accept half a million dead Biafrans...)   
Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe 
Diminution-of-African life”

AT the apogee of phase-III of this genocide, summer 1968-autumn 1969, 23 years after the horrendous Jewish genocide in east and central Europe carried out by Germany, Harold Wilson informed Clyde Ferguson (United States state department special coordinator for relief to Biafra), on record, that he, Harold Wilson, “would accept half a million dead Biafrans if that was what it took” the Nigerian génocidaires to destroy the Igbo resistance to the genocide (Roger MorrisUncertain Greatness: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy, 1977: 122). Wilson pursued his genocide drive against the Igbo, steeped in that overarching ideological rubric of the expressed “diminution-of-African life” that constitutes the engaging, subjugating template of 400 years of pan-European enslavement of the African humanity in the Americas and elsewhere, beginning in the 15th century, and Europe’s consequent occupation of the African homeland itself.

Wilson’s Igbo death-wish tally of 500, 000 represented 4.2 per cent of the Igbo population at the time. The prime minister’s on the ground African executioners led by Fulani islamist/jihadists, fulsomely obliged their “massa” Wilson, murdering 3.1 million Igbo by 12 January 1970 – 2.6 million more Igbo than the Labour leader’s slaughtering target or 25 per cent of the Igbo population. Wilson would later acknowledge the extent of the British role in the sheer savagery of the Igbo genocide. In his memoirs, he noted that the Nigeria genocidist military, equipped zealously by Britain, expended more small arms ammunition in its campaign to achieve its annhilative mission in Biafra than the amount used by the British armed forces “during the whole” of the Second World War (Harold Wilson, Labour Government, 1964-1970: A Personal Record, 1971: 630, added emphasis). Colonel Robert Scott, military advisor in the British diplomatic mission in Nigeria then couldn’t agree more with Wilson on the subject. Scott stated that as Nigerian genocidist military forces unleashed their attacks on Biafran cities, towns and villages, they are the “best defoliant agent known” (Daily Telegraph, London, 11 January 1970). Chillingly dreadful...  
Intelligible
SEEN AGAINST this background of Harold Wilson’s repugnant involvement in the Igbo genocide, the very trenchant charge of antisemitism and racism that current Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has had from some of his colleagues and other prominent persons in Britain, becomes hugely intelligible:
(Margaret Hodge, British Labour party member of parliament: “Jeremy Corbyn is f****** racist and antisemite”, The Independent, London, 18 July 2018)
(Chuka UmunnaBritish Labour party member of parliament: “The Labour party [under Jeremy Corbyn] is institutionally racist  ... very painful”, Daily Mail, London, 9 September 2018)
(Jonathan Sacksformer British chief rabbi“[Jeremy Corbyn] is anti-semite [who has] given support to racists, terrorists and dealers of hate”, New Statesman, London, 28 August 2018)
(Trevor Philipsformer head of British equality commission“[Jeremy Corbyn] is anti-semite and racist”, Daily Mail, 13 September 2018)
(Jeremy CorbynBritish Labour party leader...)
(John Coltrane & Don Cherry, “Focus on sanity” [personnel: Coltrane, tenor saxophone; Cherry, pocket trumpet; Percy Heath, bass; Ed Blackwell, drums; recorded: Atlantic Studios, New York, US, 28 June/8 July 1960])
 Twitter@HerbertEkweEkwe




Vanguard on the move

Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

BEGINNING in the early 1930s to October 1960, the Igbo nation played the vanguard role in the campaign for restoration-of-independence to terminate 100 years of the British conquest and occupation of the multiplicity of states and peoples of southwestcentral Africa region which the conqueror contemptuously tagged “Nigeria”. Britain responded with the genocide of the Igbo and employed its Hausa-Fulani/islamist clients on the ground, inveterately anti-African who hitherto opposed the restoration-of-independence drive, to enforce this mass murder. The genocidists slaughtered 3.1 million Igbo or 25 per cent of the Igbo population during the course of 44 months, 29 May 1966-12 January 1970. Tens of thousands additional Igbo have been murdered subsequently. 

THE Igbo have not only survived the genocide but are now in the vanguard to construct Biafra, an African peoples-centred state, that at once effectuates African control of its destiny not seen for centuries and the collapse of the Anglo/European World anti-African “Berlin-states” dotted across Africa such as the “Nigerias”.
(John ColtraneAscension [personnel: Coltrane, tenor saxophone, Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Dewey Johnson, trumpet; John Tchicai, alto saxophone; Marion Brown, alto saxophone; Pharoah Sanders, tenor saxophone; Archie Shepp, tenor saxophone; McCoy Tyner, piano;  Art Davis, bass; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Elvin Jones, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, NJ, US, 28 June 1965]) 
Twitter @HerbertEkweEkwe

Land of the Rising Sun

(Biafra: … resilient, transformative, inextinguishable)
(John Coltrane Quintet – featuring Eric Dolphy“Spiritual” [personnel: Coltrane, tenor saxophone, soprano saxaphone; Dolphy, bass clarinet; McCoy Tyner, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Elvin Jones, drums; recorded: live, at The Village Vanguard, New York, US, 3 November 1961])
Twitter @HerbertEkweEkwe

58th birthday of Esiaba Irobi

(Born 1 October 1960, Aba, Biafra)
DISTINGUISHED dramatist (“Nwokedi”, “Hangmen also Die”, Cemetery Road”)poet, essayist, Biafra freedom-centred scholar
(John Coltrane Quartet, “Living space” [personnel: Coltrane, soprano saxophone, McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Elvin Jones, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, NJ, US, 16 June 1965]) 
Twitter @HerbertEkweEkwe