Biafra, officially the Republic of Biafra, was a secessionist state in south-eastern Nigeria that existed from 30 May 1967 to 15 January 1970, taking its name from the Bight of Biafra (the Atlantic bay to its south)

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Nigeria: All Things Fall in Place: Remembering Chinua Achebe at UNN

  PROFESSOR Chinua Achebe, the Eagle on Iroko, the founding Father of Okike, a journal of creative writing and essays, the founding father of UwaNdigbo, another journal whose medium was Igbo while it existed, the acclaimed father of Nigerian literature, the founding editor of Nsukkascope that championed the voice of freedom at the University of Nigeria in the […]

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Ojukwu’s Call from Exile

Ojukwu’s Call from Exile Statement issued through the Biafran Information agency in Geneva and reproduced verbatim in The Times, 16 January 1970. Three days ago I left the Republic of Biafra with certain members of my Cabinet as a result of a decision taken by that Cabinet in the interest of our people’s survival. Since […]

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Ojukwu Flees to Exile

Ojukwu’s Message as He Flees Biafra (1) (1) Pre-recorded and broadcast over Biafran radio at 6:00 a.m., 11 January 1970. (Text from B.B.C ME\3277\B1.) Proud and heroic Biafrans, fellow countrymen and women, once again I salute you. My Government has been reviewing the progress of this war that has now raged for the past two […]

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Ahiara Declaration

THE AHIARA DECLARATION: The Principles of the Biafran Revolution By Colonel Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, June 1, 1969 Today, as I look back over our two years as a sovereign and independent nation, I am over-whelmed with the feeling of pride and satisfaction in our performance and achievement as a people. Our indomitable will, our courage, […]

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Biafran National Anthem

LAND OF THE RISING SUN (Biafran National Anthem) Land of the rising sun, we love and cherish, Beloved homeland of our brave heroes; We must defend our lives or we shall perish, We shall protect our hearts from all our foes; But if the price is death for all we hold dear, Then let us […]

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Aburi Accord, Ghana -TRANSCRIPT Meeting

TRANSCRIPT from the tape recordings of the Aburi Meeting, January 5-7, 1967 In Attendance: Lt.-General Joe Ankrah of Ghana (Host) Lt.-Colonel Yakubu Gowon, Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria (announced as 'Supreme Commander' while whereabouts of Ironsi was 'unknown') Lt.-Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu, Military Governor of Eastern Nigeria Colonel Robert Adeyinka Adebayo, Military Governor of Western […]