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At this point, I need to address the issue of the often seriously misunderstood topic of Igbo Leadership.

This is triggered by the disrespectful & condescending tweet by @AbdulMahmud01 that the Igbo have traders but not leaders.


I'll forgive @AbdulMahmud01 with whom I often interact on Twitter & who I have tremendous respect for his advocacy for human & civil rights in Nigeria.

I will also like to state that he's not alone in this misunderstanding. So many Igbo sons & daughters are equally guilty of this unfortunate & ill informed understanding of Igbo world view about Political Leadership.

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Igbo Bụ Igbo (Igbo is Igbo) But We Have Igbo Deniers

The grandfather & one of the earliest known #IgboDeniers is the acclaimed Ikwerre Writer from Aluu – Elechi Amadi (He schooled in Yoruba land & was a Nigerian soldier during the war).
He went to the Oputa Panel in 2004 & told the whole world that Ikwerre is not Igbo.

Later day Igbo Denying apostles include a certain Henry Okelue (@4eyedmonk) who is only known on Twitter where he claims that Anioma or Delta Igbo are not Igbo.

The question is this. If Igbo bụ Igbo, what is the motivation of these #IgboDeniers? The simple chief answer is this. “Failure is an orphan”.

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1. Ogbunigwe- A series of weapons systems which include command detonation mines, improvised explosive devices & rocket propelled missiles invented by the Biafran Research & Production Group.


2. Biafran Grenade Launcher- another invention of the Biafra Research & Production Group quartered at then University of Biafra- now UNN

It was used mainly to launch the world famous Ogbunigwe

3. Biafran Armoured Car: Also from the Nsukka-based RAP, the BAC was fitted with high-powered machine guns & was helpful in sustaining the war efforts.



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@EricHolder has asked an important question:

#When was #America #ever #great?

I realize that there is a nearly unavoidable tendency to snort and spew one's coffee when they hear or read his question for the first time. But, honestly, isn't it worth the exercise to answer it?
So, @EricHolder, I'm going to do just that, and I'm going to ask my ragtag bag of followers and detractors to contribute as well.

I'm going to offer my evidence of moments of American greatness. And I'm going to ask those that read this thread to do the same.
But wait!

There's more!

I'm going to ask my detractors and antagonists (are you seeing this @fedupaton) to contribute as well, and will welcome from them both moments of greatness and moments of shame.
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@tmagasays @threadreaderapp @zerah It really is a great story and one that I think many can relate to. I personally am pro Trump and tbh I believe in a lot of socialist ideology like "free" healthcare, housing, food, clean water, education, etc. I understand things take time and believe tech will make it...
@tmagasays @threadreaderapp @zerah Possible one day. For now I focus on real issues like bringing troops home, free speech, fighting the PC culture and the stuff in front of my face atm. If I have any advice though, be prepared to be let down by the right also.
@tmagasays @threadreaderapp @zerah Nobody is perfect and there are small pockets of racists and ignorant people and a whole lot of wild conspiracy theories that you probably don't want to get wrapped up in. Overall I would say that conservatives are kind in general though. If you have some free time and need...
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Just read Philip Efiong's small work, Integration: True or False.

Efiong was a General in the #Biafra army & was second to Ojukwu in Biafra's leadership hierarchy.

I found certain information in the work revealing, like Gowon's reply to Efiong's memo to him.

After Biafra’s ‘surrender’, Efiong requested that undamaged airports in #Biafra be used for daylight & night flights for bringing in food & other supplies into Biafra.

He made d request to Gowon bc the humanitarian condition during d tail end of the war & after was catastrophic.
Immediately after the #Biafra - #Nigeria civil war, people were dyeing of hunger and the was a general lack of medical supplies.

But Gowon says no to Efiong's request that undamaged airports in Biafra be used for relief flights. A way of saying ‘If you are dyeing die'.
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1/ "As the commanding officer and leader of the troops, I have no apology for those massacred in Asaba, Owerri and Ameke-Item.
2/ "I acted as a soldier maintaining the peace and unity of Nigeria," Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Haruna.
3/ Haruna said this at the Oputa Panel on 9 October, 2001.
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1/ Politics and governance took centre stage this week, with the FG under fire for a slow response to floods in Benue,
2/ and Amnesty International serving a reminder, where none was needed, of the catastrophic human toll of Boko Haram’s insurgency.
3/ Finally on the reminder trail, Nigeria’s states have always had a thing for debt, and Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB are Nigerian after all.
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1/ A @DailyTimesNGR story provides clues as to how to tackle the #Biafra problem.
2/ The story contains a video of a woman, mother of eleven children, Nwada Chukwudi.
3/ According to her, she was involved in the Anambra State Traffic Agency, but, crucially, her salary was cut short for no reason.
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