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Obasanjo, Osinbanjo to attend Biafra Event

by on May 23, 2017
 

PRESS RELEASE

 

YAR’ADUA FOUNDATION WITH SUPPORT FROM FORD FOUNDATION AND OPEN SOCIETY INITIATIVE FOR WEST AFRICA TO HOST A CONFERENCE, MEMORY & NATION BUILDING – BIAFRA: 50 YEARS AFTER

 

On May 25, 2017, the Yar’Adua Foundation with support from the Ford Foundation and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa, will hold a one-day conference, Memory and Nation Building – Biafra: 50 Years After at the Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja by 9:00am.

 

The Acting President, H.E. Professor Yemi Osinbajo will deliver the Keynote Address. Former President, H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, Former Permanent Secretary Information, Education & Industry, Alhaji Ahmed Joda, President General Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, and Professor John Stremlau of the University of Witwatersrand will serve as lead speakers. Honourable Chudi Offodile and Honourable Nkoyo Toyo will chair panel discussions and Professor Pat Utomi will serve as the Conference Moderator.

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The 50th anniversary of the declaration of the Republic of Biafra in 1967 offers an opportunity for sober reflection on a number of issues including lessons learned that may be useful in dealing with contemporary challenges confronting Nigeria.

 

A Cultural Night will feature performance poetry and a screening of Afia Attack – the untold survival stories of women during the civil war.

 

The Yar’Adua Foundation was established to honour the legacy of one of Nigeria’s foremost leaders. The Foundation’s mission is to promote national unity, good governance and social justice by creating platforms to engage citizens, policy makers and stakeholders in national conversations that foster an inclusive and prosperous Nigeria.

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For further information please visit www.yaraduafoundation.org/biafra50

 

Contact:

Munachi B. Ihegaranya      Email: newmedia@yaraduafoundation.org     Tel. +234.817.636.3638

 

 

Jacqueline W. Farris

Director General

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  • francis
    May 23, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    well, if that is what will douse the current tension being generated by ipob and massob, lets see. lets talk it out and see if there would be a way out of that.

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  • biafra
    May 23, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Comment…talk it out and talk how we can share what we have together as u can see biafrans have determined to restored they nation biafra back and no going back weader u like it or not biafra republic is full stop and the time is now long live nnamdi kanu long live republic of biafra.

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  • May 23, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Comment…Biafra all the way.
    Biafra has come to stay, we ain’t going back this time around. no ceasefire no surrender.
    Kanu, has open our eyes to see what we are lacking and now youths like me are read to die for Biafra just like our fathers did.
    we are fed up with Hausa and fulani cows ruling and telling us shit
    we are tired of a country who don’t know their right from left
    take a look at what a nizooria minister of finance did instead of promoting her own country consultancy, she went a for white believing her own country people are not capable enough
    I love Biafra and will die for Biafra when the need arises.

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  • paul
    May 23, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Comment…are dey going to discus how to divide d country or is dis one of their plan to distract ipob

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  • Lotanna
    May 23, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Comment…the problem of this country, Nigeria is Ethnicity, Religion, Unfairness and injustice among Us.

    Nigerians, we are not One..

    We d’nt have the Same

    *Language
    *Religion
    *Belief
    *Food
    *Culture
    *Name etc.

    Oh Hail Biafra *2

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  • NWABIAFRA
    May 23, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    they are not going to discuss what we may have in mind . Is going to be entirely a topic unrelated to IGBO problem .

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  • Austin
    May 23, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Comment…They’re now trying to realise that the Biafra issue isn’t something you can just wish away. Merely pronouncing Biafra dead as some people including OBJ have done in the recent past is a joke of highest order. The reason is that Biafra is a dream. And nobody can kill a dream as Prof. Wole Soyinka rightly told them. If you like wipe away the initiators but the new generations must resurrect it. Nobody can sustain peace through conquest but dialogue. Truth is, a child who says his mother can never sleep, will never sleep either

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  • May 24, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Comment…as l always said, no one can stop the kingdom of EZE CHUKWU. OKIKE. ABIAMA GOD of JACOB Sabbath. fake sunday worship is over.

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  • Charles
    May 24, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    For me , it is a mere political repentance & distraction. the Igbos have suffered alot in Nig. the Nig society did not learn from the Biafra civil war rather, made life more difficult & miserable to the Igbos. Every Igbo man started life with N20 & their properties forcefully taken. PMB thought that he can suppress the agitation but BIAFRA will come to stay very soon.

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  • isreal
    May 24, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Comment…Biafra is nothing but a political tool used by unseen powers in d south east and south south to gain a political advantage at d expense of the of unlearned youth,that’s why the learned and elderly people in the south east including serving powers in the region shows no real interest in the game called biafra

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  • austin
    May 24, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    one of the northern leaders recently said that the north is ready to leave nigeria since other regions are no longer interested in nigeria ,he suggested that the country could be renegociated among the parties involved depending on how selfish each party would be in their negociation ,could this be the starting point

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  • May 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    If this meeting is to discuss the organization of forthcoming Biafran referendum, then is a welcome development. And if that is the case you should know the right people to invite ( IPOB ,MASSOB Leaders) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, Dr Ngozi Okonjoiwuala, Emma Powerful, etc and not Ex President Obasanjo ,Acting President Osibanjo, Yaradua foundation etc as organizer’s cum speakers . Are they organizing for AREWA republic or speaking for ODUDUWA republic ? If no is the answer then quash that meeting now and hand over the meeting to the right people to organize. How can any sane mind be talking about BIAFRA 50th declaration anniversary convention and rule out the South-East zone as its venue, where the war was fought, with its impact largely visible. Where did Abuja that was created some forty-something years after the war came into the picture ? Is that the war affected zone ? Nigeria ! Nigeria! Nigeria! How many times did i called you ?

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