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  • The Biafra Election In Nigeria

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    election on November the 18th in Anambra State, South-East Nigeria, renewed international attention has been given to the unsolved ‘Biafra question’. In fact, actors from separatist movements such as IPOB and MOSSOB clearly stated that they will proceed with a boycott of the elections as a response to the refusal of the Federal Government of Nigeria to hold a referendum for Biafra restoration before then. Supporters of the referendum claim that the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency is failing to address the self-determination

  • The Declaration Of Biafra Speech

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    This Declaration of Biafra Speech as retrieved on 15 August 2008 raises the issue of ‘Self-Determination’. Self-determination is the principle in international law that allows nations the right to freely choose their sovereignty and international status without external interference. The right of nations to self-determination is a cardinal principle in modern international law, binding, as such, on the United Nations as an authoritative interpretation of the Charter’s norms. It states that nations

  • Biafra War Research Paper

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    The Biafra war began in Nigeria on the 6th of July 1967 after a period of tension filled peace. This tensions arose as a result of tribalism brought about by a series of coup de tat. Appointment into government roles became based on ethnic groups and it was crystal clear that the government was owned by the northerners. While the north owned military power, it lacked mineral resources and frequently extorted these resources from the east forcefully, usually not giving anything back. Easterners led

  • Game Of Success Tom : The Nigerian Biafra War, Nigeria 's Civil War

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    Game of Success TOM: The Nigerian-Biafra War, Nigeria’s Civil War. The inner conflict between the Biafra region and the mainland Nigerian government began approximately seven years after gaining independence from the British on October 1st, 1960. The Nigerian Civil War also known as the Nigerian-Biafran War plummeted the country through three years of unmitigated bloodshed with a death toll of over a million people. The war initiated by the succession of the southeastern region on May 30th

  • Yellow Sun

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    protagonist. The story begins with the country of Biafra announcing their secession from Nigeria. Soon after, a civil war begins and Nigerian soldiers advance on the narrator’s home and force her family to evacuate. The plot is mainly focused around the narrator adjusting to the unfamiliar feeling of being a refugee. As the story goes on, the narrator’s personality and her interactions with those around her go through some changes. Due to the war between Biafra and Nigeria, the narrator’s hopeful outlook

  • Importance Of Geography In Nigeria

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    Geography is the study of people, their environments, and their resources. Geography affects our lives and a country’s history. A country it affects is Nigeria, its geographic features have different effects on the country as a whole. The five themes of geography are location, place, human-environment interaction, movement and regions. These geographic features are very important and have led to historic events with significant outcomes in Nigeria. Location is a theme of geography, which tells us

  • Half of a Yellow Sun

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    To go to war is to engage in a fight with another Nation. Many view war as being an appropriate action that can only solve problems. Others believe that war is a violent action that leads to nothing but casualties. In the article, “Regarding the Torture of Others” Susan Sontag writes about the torture soldiers are inflicting on prisoners. Some torture was done so brutally that the some of the soldiers deem that acts as correct and in the process seem to try to dehumanize the victims. The bush administration

  • Philosophical Quotes About Ojukwu

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    that will always push war as the first solution to all problems. War does not solve, it lowers, but the problem remains.” (Archives/Diaries of Ojukwu) • “All of Nigeria today there is Biafra but that Biafra is the Biafra of the Nigerians and not the Biafra of the Igbos; It is the Biafra of the mind, not the Biafra of the fields.” (Gen Ojukwu’s Archives) • “The Civil War was a stage. Some might say it’s an unnecessary stage and others may say it’s inevitable stage in our march to nationhood. But was

  • Half A Yellow Sun Summary

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    This novel, Half a Yellow Sun, takes place in the country Nigeria during the time of the Nigerian- Biafran war in the 1960s. The biafran war was fought by the igbo tribe as they no longer wanted to be a part of the country, Nigeria. The war lasted for a little over two years. In the end Nigeria won the war. The story begins by introducing the protagonist which is an Igbo boy from Opiin. His name is Ugwu. His aunt is taking him to his new job as a houseboy. Ugwu will be working for Odenigbo who is

  • The Igbo Research Paper

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    The Biafra; Secession of The Igbos and the Issue of a Disjointed Nigeria Prelude to the War In 1914, Sir Frederick Lugard amalgamated the Northern and Southern protectorates of the British colony into one nation, present day Nigeria. This act was carried out without “due consultation of the colonies or national conference on nationhood convened for the people to work out their own destiny” . This was as a result of the scramble and partition of Africa by European powers. Each clinging to its colonies