Open Letter To Her Britannic Majesty, Queen Of England, Queen Elizabeth II

CHIMA ONYEKACHI

<SUNBIGHT>~Opinion~Eke~8th July,2022 @ 06:36 WAT

I read Akanu Ibiam’s letter to Your Majesty, written during the Biafran Genocide of 1967-70. So I decided to write my own letter openly to you, fifty-two years after my beloved hero of blessed memory wrote to you.

Akanu Ibiam is dead but you are still living and ị strongly believe at your ripened age of ninety-six years, you should be wise, knowledgeable and more discerning than you are fifty-two years ago.

Watching the silver jubilee anniversary of your monarchy, ị couldn’t but admire your children, grandchildren and other relatives at the balcony of your palace.

But when I came to the realization that you sat on the Britannic throne fifty-two years when my Ancestors- Indigenous Biafrans were massacred, ị became filled with grief and anger.

What is a Genocide? I will define a genocide as an extermination purposely perpetrated against a people because of their religion, ethnicity, race, belief or skin colour.

The Biafran Genocide saw the killing of over two million people by starvation, bullets, bombs and organised massacre by the Nigeria Army led by Yakubu Gowon.

Fifty-two years later, no one has been tried or convicted for murder, genocide or war crimes, which has approved the signal that Biafrans can be killed or their fundamental human right violated with impunity for the simple act of participating in a civil demonstration seeking to garner attention to their right to self-determination.

President Muhammadu Buhari, an active participant in the Biafran Genocide is always quick to remind the younger generation of Biafrans about the bitter experience of their older generation and his readiness to repeat the same crime against humanity.

The Nigeria Government is yet to recognise the wanton massacre against the people of Biafra as a genocide but rather chose to describe their heinous actions as “squashing a rebellious side.”

I beg to ask, is bombing crowded market places filled with no men and children part of squashing a rebellious side or an act to exterminate a particular people?

Still in my grief and anger, ị couldn’t even wish Your Majesty the same act of crime against humanity.

But if I could be excused, how will you feel if the Scottish people began to destroy and kill every member of your beloved family and citizens?

Of course, Your Majesty may end up suffering a heart attack due to the tension and stress of such news.

You may not be able to reason such wicked acts against your own people because of the high calibre of intelligence accrued to the British security forces  but Your Majesty kept silent when innocent and defenseless Biafrans were destroyed to fuel the development of your country and Monarchy via the looting of crude oil from the coastal part of Biafra.

I must surely forgive you because fifty-two years ago, you must be younger and naive as a Queen on the Britannic throne.

I want Your Majesty to prove to your family and citizens that a deadly mistake done once must not be repeated, by publicly acknowledging that a genocide was perpetrated against my Ancestors – Indigenous Biafrans from 1967-70.

Your Majesty may be concerned if I want her  support for the recognition of our right to self-determination. Yes! I do want it and I do not want it. Why? Because with your support or not, the people of Biafra will again strive for the independence state of Biafra.

Demanding for your recognition of the Biafran Genocide is only for your soul to be able to find rest in the bosom of your God when you eventually make your demise just like my Ancestors.■

Please be informed that the view and expression of the author are personal and does not represent that of SUNBIGHT MEDIA.

OPINION: In Ahịara I Stand

By Chima Onyekachi

<SUNBIGHT>~Opinion~Afo~6th July,2022 @ 21:46 WAT

“Our struggle is not a mere resistance – that would be purely negative. It is a positive commitment to build a healthy, dynamic and progressive state, such as would be the pride of black men the world over.” – The Ahiara Declaration by the Government of Biafra, 1st June, 1969.

The above statement declared by the government of Biafra still rings in my heart today.

Why is it too hard for the Nigerian government to understand that oil and water can never be successfully mixed together?

Why is the right to self-determination being denied Indigenous Biafrans even after the Biafran Genocide of 1967-70?

There are numerous reasons Indigenous Biafrans wants to have an independent State of Biafra but the Nigerian government rigidly and selfishly wants the forced union to continue simply because of the “protection of territorial integrity.”

In disguise, “territorial integrity” is the parasitic attitude towards the natural resources and economic revenue gained from the region and people of Biafra.

On the 20th December, 1999, Late Ransome-Kuti said “Our collective experience since 1960 leaves no one in any doubt that the decision to secede by the Igbo was proper and correct. You cannot kill tens of thousands of people, take over the government with arms and expect them to stay around like sitting ducks especially after unilaterally abrogating a negotiated settlement.” [The News;pg.46]

Even after the massacre against Indigenous Biafrans which led to the genocide, the people of Biafra still relocated to other regions in Nigeria to continue their means of livelihood in the hope that the mantra of “No Victor, No Vanquished” will be made practical but it is of no avail till date.

Rather, there have been an absolute disregard for the lives and properties of Indigenous Biafrans in their homeland and outside their homestead.

What are the justifiable reasons Indigenous Biafrans are extra judicially killed and imprisoned for participating in a civil and peaceful demonstration to garner attention for their right to self-determination?

Meanwhile, the BokoHaram and Fulani Herdsmen terrorists sects whom are armed are pardoned via amnesty and “RUGA” settlement so as to calm their nerves from rampantly killing defenceless and innocent citizens.

The BokoHaram and Fulani Herdsmen sects have been designated as terrorist groups by the International community through the Global Terrorism Index but the Nigerian government still denies it as impractical and unacceptable.

But same Nigerian government has through its judicial arm proscribed a civil pro-Biafran group- IPOB, as a terrorist group and also abducted IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, from Kenya to stand trial in Nigeria for the unsubstantiated charge of terrorism and his trial has purposely been stalled via unnecessary adjournments.

I am well notified about the plans of the Nigerian government on its preparation to perpetrate another genocide against the people of Biafra but let it be known that the Biafran National Guard-BNG is also preparing a close-marked defence of the people, territories and borders of Biafra.

My opinion will always seem like the Tales by Moonlight or other folktales told by our grandparents but the truth shall always stand that I sought for a peaceful dissolution of the British enterprise named Nigeria.

I have continually wept and begged for a referendum to avoid a bloodshed which will not be exclusive of Biafraland but the entire human race.

The Nigerian government must understand that the Biafran Supreme Military Council of Administration [BSMCA] is also building allies and shall never be lacklustre in the defence of her people.

As General Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu retorted the vices against the independence of the Sovereign State of Biafra are “the three traditional scourges of the black man” which are the issues of “racism”, “white economic imperialism” and “Arab-Muslim expansionism.

After several studies and discussions, I discovered that lack of enlightenment and understanding forced the global community against the people of Biafra during the genocide.

Though these “three traditional scourges of the black man” is still a driving force against the freedom of Indigenous Biafrans but these generation of Biafrans will spiritually, culturally, morally, intellectually and physically orientiate and persuade the global community to acknowledge our right to self-determination through peace or war.

It is historically recorded that the people of Biafra sought self-defence because Nigeria first invaded and attacked Biafra on 6th July, 1967 at Garkem as predicted by the British government. After Yakubu Gowon reneged on the “Aburi Accord” negotiated in Aburi, Ghana.

Major General Philip Effiong of Biafra in his end-of-war broadcast in 1970 said “Throughout history, injured peoples have had to resort to arms in their self-defence where peaceful negotiation failed. We are no exception…We have fought in defence of that cause.”

I reiterate that Indigenous Biafrans are collectively ready to achieve our sovereignty which flag of independence was hoisted on 30th October, 2021 by the Biafran National Guard-BNG.

To the doubters, specifically those of Biafran origin, ị say this to you “Nwatakịrị tolite amaghị ifẹ́ mere nna yà, Ifè mere nna yà emee yà” translated “When a child grows up and does not care to know what happened to his father, what happened to his father will happen to him.”

Please be informed that the view and expression of the author are personal and does not represent that of SUNBIGHT MEDIA.

The role of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in empowering Nigerians

<SUNBIGHT>~Cryptocurrency~Eke~26th June,2022 @ 04:19 WAT~Business Insider Africa

NIGERIA is known for many things; for its rich material resources and human resources and for being the “giant of Africa.” Amidst economic challenges, Nigeria is repositioning well with the dominance of cryptocurrency adoption among its populace.

Despite regulations by the government limiting crypto trades among financial institutions in what was described as a bid to protect citizens and observe the growth of the technology, many citizens have continued to engage in crypto regardless.

Today, the average Nigerian youth is interested in cryptocurrency, not just because of the trendiness but also to seek financial freedom. This article explores the different opportunities that a bitcoin-dominated payment system could create for average Nigerians in terms of economic opportunities.

According to Statista, Nigeria is one of the countries in Africa with not only the highest population but also the highest number of cryptocurrency adoptions.

On a scale of 1 to 10, 6 out of 10 Nigerian youths are interested in cryptocurrencies. About 4 out of them must have invested in these currencies, either by trading Bitcoin or running a remittance/OTC business.

There is a thriving market for crypto in Nigeria, and we’ll be looking at some of the ways that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are creating opportunities for Nigerians:

In a country with a high poverty index, and the naira triggering increased inflation, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies represent a more alternative source of asset distribution and financial transfer.

Going back to the bitcoin whitepaper authored and released by Satoshi Nakamoto, the idea of cryptocurrencies is to create an inclusive payment system that is easier, faster and free of intermediary influence.

Today, Nigerians can buy, sell and store cryptocurrency without consulting an intermediary in the form of a bank or carrying physical cash. The trust has been enacted further by introducing Peer-to-Peer (P2P) based transactions.

Beyond the financial inclusion and provision of financial services to the “unbanked,” bitcoin has become a source of livelihood for Nigerians.

According to Cointelegraph, crypto and blockchain jobs’ share grew 118% in 10 months and has hired the most of any industry in the last year.

Nigeria is not left out as many have gotten jobs in crypto writing, blockchain development, product design, NFT marketing, community management, game development etc.

The beautiful thing about these opportunities is that they pay between $200-$3000/per month, depending on experience, which is remarkable since the country’s minimum wage is around $70. Based on the prevailing exchange rate of the dollar to the naira and the massive unemployment, Nigerians can now earn income from trading, investing in bitcoin and working in the cryptocurrency industry.

3. Cryptocurrency Trading and OTC/Remittance

This is the most popular cryptocurrency investment strategy in Nigeria. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts in the country buy bitcoin to sell at a profit or stake them to earn passive income. 

Staking a cryptocurrency simply means putting it in a liquidity pool or offering it up for use in borrowing and lending services to those who need the asset.

Nigerians also offer remittance services, whereby they exchange bitcoin or some other cryptocurrencies for Naira Over-the-Counter OTC.

For example, a Nigerian Over-the-Counter (OTC) trader can offer to buy bitcoin from another Nigerian and pay the person in Naira. Millions of Naira are transacted daily just for OTC trades, thus, creating a constant stream of income for the traders.

Blockchain is the underlying technology that powers the bitcoin cryptocurrency. It has also been used as a decentralized infrastructure/network powering many other decentralized projects and platforms.

The successful adoption of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in Nigeria has increased blockchain consciousness, with many young Nigerians picking up valuable careers in the crypto industry.

Based on the anticipation of a broader crypto use case and the enthusiasm shown so far by Nigeria’s younger population, the bulk of the technology’s success in the country lies with the government.

If the government lifts the ban on banks for crypto trade and puts systems in place to make it more mainstream, more Nigerians will be encouraged to invest in cryptocurrencies. The government just needs to regulate the market and ensure that bitcoin is not used to promote Ponzi schemes, perpetuate cybercrimes or promote fraud.

Stakeholders in Nigeria’s financial market, including financial service providers, banks and lending firms and regulatory bodies, need to strategise better on harnessing the potential of cryptocurrency in the country.

When fully regulated and recognized by law, bitcoin and indeed cryptocurrencies would not only attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the country but will also help solve some of the economic struggles that have befallen the country in recent times.■

OPINION: Will Our Votes Count In 2023?

Author: CHIMA ONYEKACHI

<SUNBIGHT>~Opinion~Nkwo~13th June, 2022 @ 08:49 WAT

I do not want to be seen as a hater of the democratic process in Nigeria but my experience since I began to exercise my franchise has proven that votes do not count during electioneering.

I must confess I am intrigued by the vigour of the youths to sensitize the citizens on procuring the Voters’ Card so as to be able to exercise their franchise during the 2023 elections in Nigeria.

I really do want to believe that the votes in the 2023 elections will count but past experiences keeps haunting me from reckoning that the electioneering process is yet matured to be without rigging or corruption.

After twenty-three years of democratic dipensation in Nigeria,the citizens are yet to come to an understanding in the avoidance of ethnicity, religion and belief in electing a candidate, then how much long shall it take for us to understand?

Sixty-two years after the independence of Nigeria from the clutches of the British colonizers, the political class and religious heirachy still does not trust an individual from the old eastern region herein referred as Indigenous Biafrans to be suitable to ascend the position of Presidency.

How long will an Indigenous Biafran be entrusted to preside over Nigeria?

Though, ị am simple-minded whom believes ethnicity or religion should be ignored in the selection of a leader.

But after the Biafran Genocide of 1967-70, to prove the mantra of “No Victor,No Vanquished”, the people of Biafra should be made to feel accommodated by occupying the highest political position in Nigeria based on merit and not sentiment.

It is a fact that Indigenous Biafrans are the most inhabitated in other regions of Nigeria and engages selflessly in the development of the areas in which they domiciled not minding it is not their place of origin.

I laughed out loud when I read in the dalies that the political party-APC presidential candidate, Ahmed Tinubu, promised to handover to a Biafran after an eight-year tenure.

Shouldn’t we be wise enough to reason that he has discarded the core point of his presidential agenda and already dreaming of two terms even before the 2023 elections? THINK ABOUT IT!

Meanwhile, former Nigerian vice-president and political party-PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has declared he will handover to a Biafran after one term(four years) as President. Should I actually believe this politician that has persitently changed political party after losing the primaries?

Factually, both politicians I mentioned are well aware that it is a Biafran that should take over from President Muhammadu Buhari but due to the mistrust from the other regions of Nigeria against the Peoples of Biafra, there is continuous postponement. TRUST ME!!

Some of you may wonder, what can we do?

I opined that the same zeal exhibited towards the sensitization of Indigenous Biafrans to acquire the Nigerian Voters’ Card should be demonstrated to demand a referendum for an independent Sovereign State of Biafra.

The right to self-determination is not a call for warfare but a civilised approach for dialogue and to determine the census of the wellbeing of the indigenous peoples.

The HELSINKI CONFERENCE of 1975 reaffirmed that “the participating states will respect human rights and fundamental freedoms including the freedom of thought, conscience,religion or belief for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion.”

Furthermore, the convenant also declared that “they will promote and encourage the effective exercise of civil, political,economic, social,cultural and other rights of freedom all of which derive from the inherent dignity of the human person and are essential from his free and full development.”

I implore Indigenous Biafran youths to quit the desire to rigorously attempt to vote in Peter Obi of Labour Party as the President of Nigeria because their votes will never be validated nor counted judiciously.

If at all it does, violence will be erupted in other regions of the country so as to threaten the lives and properties of Indigenous Biafrans domiciled there.

I urge everyone to use this opportunity and strategy of campaigning for Peter Obi to undertake our right to self-determination via referendum as recognized by international laws and instruments.

Peter Obi shall lose the election and be compensated with a ministerial or ambassodorial appointment leaving you all in regret and confusion.

Let Indigenous Biafran youths reject playing to the gallery and make the political and religious heirachy in Nigeria understand we cannot be used often to define the electioneering process every four years.

This time, let us request for a different approach called REFERENDUM to enable us define our wellbeing appropriately.

The referendum is a civil manner to enable us choose whether Indigenous Biafrans wishes to continue in the forced union created by Frederick Lugard or be independent to govern and manage ourselves and resources respectively.

If our grandparents and parents were unable to achieve our independence via the barrel of gun, let us show the global community that we are civilised  and determined to enforce our right to self-determination via referendum.

The Indigenous peoples of Scotland has attempted four times, a referendum for independence and devolution from the British empire.

I beg to question, are the Scottish people more human than Biafrans?

I may be insulted or castigated due to my opinion but be rest assured that if Indigenous Biafrans refused to call for a referendum now, we may be forced to acquire an armoury to defend ourselves – a thought I do not wish or dream about.

But whatever means to enforce my human right and fundamental freedom- the right to self-determination. I AM GAME!!!

Please be informed that the view and expression of the author are personal and does not represent that of SUNBIGHT MEDIA.

OPINION: Treasonable Felony For Self-determination in Nigeria

Authored By Chima Onyekachi

<SUNBIGHT>~Opinion~Orie~3rd June,2022 @ 11:56 WAT

I have reflected on my journey on the struggle for restoration of the sovereign state of Biafra, and the view is not of joy but of flames.

Today, during a ransack of my book catalogue, I stumbled on a gift presented to me seven years ago by the Rumuokwurusi Unit of IPOB – a book titled ‘In Biafra, Africa Died’.

Reminiscing, I was overcome with grief because the Nigerian State has never considered me a human being but a threat to be destroyed because I chant the song of freedom for Biafra.

The quest for the right to self-determination is seen and considered as illegal and whosever is arrested is charged with the criminal offence of treasonable felony by the Nigerian government.

The Biafran Genocide of 1967-70 is never seen as enough reason for the Nigerian State to have a civilised approach to pacify Indigenous Biafrans seeking the right to self-governance.

Rather extrajudicial violence and killings against Indigenous Biafran activists by the Nigerian security forces have led to the Nkpọr Massacre, Onitsha Head Bridge Massacre, Port-Harcourt Massacre, Ngwá High School Massacre and others

We are yet without armour but plainly raising the Biafra flag and yet targeted as a threat, what happens when we decide to acquire an armoury to exercise the right to self-defence?

The Indigenous right to self-determination is our right as Indigenous Biafrans to choose how we live our shared lives and structure our communities based on our norms, laws and culture. I will simply define it as the freedom and equal rights to control our destiny.

It is most disheartening that the Nigerian State has mistaken the right to control our destiny as an affront against the government, to be persecuted by the criminal charge of treasonable felony.

It is well-known that Indigenous Biafrans were peacefully inhabited in their ancestral lands before the British colonizers forcefully almagamated and later created the contraption named ‘Nigeria’.

This forced union with Indigenous Yorubas and Indigenous Arewa has never been beneficial but has concieved more vices than virtues for the inhabitants specifically targeted against Indigenous Biafrans.

Several pro-Biafra activists have been arbitrarily arrested and also unjustly put on trial for treasonable felony because they seek to exercise their right to self-determination.

It is to be noted that even with the farce trials by the Nigerian government, no Biafran activist has been convicted for treasonable felony.

The Nigerian State will rather instigate the case of treasonable felony against pro-Biafra activists without substantial evidence then continue to prolong the case with frivolous adjournments while remanding the accused in prison. The trials ọf  Mrs Onyekachi Orji, Benjamin Onwuka, Nnamdi Kanu and others is a case study.

The United Nations Declaration emphatically stated that Indigenous peoples have the right to self-determination, in accordance with international law. By virtue of this right, they freely determine their relationship with the States in which they live, in a spirit of co-existence with other citizens, and freely pursue their economic, social, cultural and spiritual development in conditions of freedom and dignity.■

Please be informed that the view and expression of the author are personal and does not represent that of SUNBIGHT MEDIA.

FG Amends Charges Against Nnamdi Kanu, Lists Lawyers As Accomplices

<SUNBIGHT>~Nigeria~Orie~18th May,2022 @ 15:21 WAT~ChannelsTV

THE Federal Government is set to re-arraign the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, on an amended six-count of treasonable felony.

The amendment came on a day the trial Judge, Justice Binta Nyako fixed to hear an application Kanu filed to be released on bail, pending the determination of the charge against him.

A member of Kanu’s legal team, who craved anonymity, says the FG had in the amended charge, listed some lawyers representing the embattled IPOB leader, including Misters Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Maxwell Opara, as accomplices of the defendant.

It is gathered that the FG alleged that the said lawyers, were constantly in contact with Kanu after he jumped bail and fled the country.

Justice Binta Nyako had on April 8, struck out eight out of the 15-count treasonable felony FG preferred against Kanu.

Justice Nyako held that the charges were mere repetitions that did not disclose any offence that could be sustained by the proof of evidence before the court.

Scenes from the court showed Kanu, his lawyer Mike Ozekhome and supporters in triumphant celebration over the amendment.

FG had in the counts that were struck out, purported that Kanu had through his broadcasts, incited members of the public to not only stage a violent revolution but to attack police officers and also destroy public facilities in Lagos State.■

Opinion: Bakassi Marks Cameroon Takeover Of Peninsula

<SUNBIGHT>~Opinion~Nkwo~24th April,2022 @ 14:57 WAT

20 Years Today: Bakassi marks Cameroon takeover of Peninsula

Is 20 years today that a part of the Eastern end of the Gulf of Guinea, an oil rich Peninsula, was transferred to Cameroon after a tough fight , both armed and legal battle between Nigeria and Cameroun.

Today’s release by Cross River government that the old names of towns in Bakassi remains unchanged, confirms my broadcast few days ago when I gave reasons why we will not recognize those foreign names imposed on our territory, I also recalled many times we have pulled down Cameroonian billboards and flags from the Peninsula.

I’m happy, we are speaking for the people and the people are hearing us, no doubt BnL is carrying all Biafrans along in the liberation struggle.


As a freedom fighter without ethnic sentiments, I studied the issues, I had sympathy for the issue, I carried everyone along in the question for freedom.
Today the history of the Peninsula is incomplete without mentioning me and without mentioning BnL, as I have seen already researchers placing me after Tony Ene Asuquo, the first Militant leader on the screenshot posted below, it shows that out efforts in liberating everyone is being counted, and I’m glad.

Our struggle is for everyone within the defunct eastern territory to get justice, and the only justice is a separate entity where easterners will govern themselves, we fight for everyone and that’s why we bring to the notice of the public issues affecting all our people especially in our areas of operations.

As a household group in the Peninsula today, we have raised consciousness of how people in the region are being intimidated by external Forces, and how the refugees on the Nigerian sides of Ikang wards are also facing torture by Nigerian security operatives whenever they protest, through our activities the long forgotten issue of Bakassi is still fresh in memories.

What many people do not know about the blockade of Biafra.

Recall that in 1975, at the end of the Biafran war, the both countries (Nigeria and Cameroon) led by Yakubu Gowon and late Banjamin Ahidjo went into an agreement known as ‘Maroua Accord’ which saw the defeat of Biafra as it’s main purpose, they had agreement on how to control the territory with defined boundary hence Cameroon was able to fulfill it’s task successfully in 1968 blockade by preventing Biafra troops from direct link to the outside world when they first raised their flag in Bakassi and blocked the entire Peninsula, this enable Nigerian Troops of ‘Operations Tiger Claw’ to disarm Biafra troops at Ikang-Cameroon borders, and Atimbo in Bakassi and Calabar respectively.

Later on when oil was discovered, Nigeria under the administration of Gen. Sani Abacha broke the ‘Maroua Declaration’ by deploying troops to reclaim the territory, it led to armed conflicts, and later the Cameroon government opted for legal battle and headed to the international court to defeat Nigeria.

The transfer of sovereignty was facilitated by Olusegun Obasanjo, and when that happened, natives of Bakassi decided to arm themselves, groups like Bakassi Freedom Fighters emerged, led by Tony Ene Asuquo who had mobilized Ijaw Militants to join forces with Bakassi Militants, Movements for emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) and Southern Cameroons People’s Organization (SCAPO) joined the fight, according to his second in command who briefed me months ago said Ene had two options, one option raised by SCAPO was for him to join the Ambazonians, second suggested to him was to proclaim a separate entity, and he opted for an independent Republic of Bakassi which lasted for weeks following his death due to fatal accident, his second in command who later took over from him is still alive, and has been a good mentor.

A lot of people do not know what the argument in court that favoured Cameroon actually was,
In the case, Nigeria with its unprofessional lawyers relied solely on the 1960/61 referendum granted the Southern Cameroons to leave Eastern Nigeria, which Bakassi abstained from voting, and also the fact that the tribes have been part of Nigeria without making references or giving convincible reasons while the Peninsula should remain part of her, while Cameroon, very tactical with it’s legal gurus relied on the Anglo-German Treaty, a colonial treaty which fully placed Bakassi under Cameroon, the treaty also placed some Eastern tribes like the Ejagham, Boki and Usakedet under Cameroon (Southern Cameroons),

The treaty which Nigeria could not trash out in court, was technically dismissed by BnL when we made the ‘Ekukunela Declaration’ in Ikom in 2016 with copies circulated online, exposing the evil behind it, and why it is against the wishes of the people, most important points we raised on that resolution was that African territories were shared among European masters , and that indigenous tribes were never consulted about their rule, and so such treaty is an act of annexation of indigenous tribes territory.

And on the other hand, we have never respected even the maritime borders because we do not move To and Fro with international passports in the region , and that is how it will remain until we take capture the main maritime borders and stop the flow of oil which is the reason behind the ‘Greentree Agreement’ between Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Paul Biya.

It’s 20 years remembrance.

Princewill Richards,
National Leader,
Biafra Nations League, BnL. ■

Please be informed that the view and expression of the author are personal and does not represent that of SUNBIGHT MEDIA.

Google’s Subsea Cable Arrives In Nigeria, To Improve Internet Speed

<SUNBIGHT>~Technology~Nkwo~22nd April,2022 @ 21:00 WAT~Channels TV

Google’s subsea cable, Equiano , has arrived in Lagos, Nigeria.

IN a note announcing the arrival, Google’s West Africa Director, Juliet Ehimuan, said the cable will help improve internet speeds in Nigeria.

The cable, named after Olaudah Equiano, a Nigerian-born writer and abolitionist, will run from Portugal along Africa’s west coast to South Africa.

“Nigeria is sub-Saharan Africa’s largest economy. Still, the share of people using the internet stood at approximately 35% as of 2020 – double what it was in 2012. Across much of the country, people lack affordable, reliable & quality access, which limits their ability to benefit from, and contribute to, the digital economy,” Ehimuan said.

“Since 2017, the Nigerian government has been actively working on its digital transformation programs as part of plans to grow its domestic sectors.

“These initiatives have proven pivotal to the success of many industries in the country, especially the startup space. In the last five years, startups in Nigeria have produced five unicorns (startups valued at over a billion dollars).

Businesses are also benefiting significantly from the usage of internet platforms, with total e-commerce annual expenditure predicted to climb to $75 billion by 2025, up from its current projection of US $12 billion.

“Though a great deal of progress has been made, studies suggest that faster internet connections, better user experiences, and reduced internet costs will help accelerate these benefits.

“Landing this cable comes as part of critical stages leading up to its deployment later this year, and it is expected to deliver up to 20 times more capacity than the region’s prior cables.

We’ve worked with established partners and in-country experts to ensure that Equiano has the greatest potential effect in Nigeria and throughout Africa.

“A recent economic impact assessment conducted by Africa Practice and Genesis Analytics states that Equiano’s arrival in Nigeria is expected to result in faster internet speeds and significantly improve people’s experiences while online.

Internet speeds in Nigeria are expected to grow almost sixfold by 2025, and retail internet prices are forecasted to decline by 21% over the same period. The same study found that by 2025, real GDP in Nigeria is forecast to be USD 10.1 billion higher than it otherwise would have been without Equiano and that the cable would indirectly generate roughly 1.6 million new jobs between 2022 and 2025.

“We are partnering with multiple key telecom players, including our landing party, the West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC), where Equiano lands to ensure that the cable can reach more businesses and end users across Nigeria and the African continent more broadly

“With Equiano, we look forward to being an even more integral part of the digital transformation journey in Nigeria.”■

Nigeria overtakes Iraq as country with highest number of Islamic State attacks

<SUNBIGHT>~Nigeria~Orie~12th April 2022 @ 15:59 WAT~PeoplesGazette

JIHAD Analytics says Nigeria has overtaken Iraq as the country where the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) has claimed the highest number of operations.

The Geneva-based open-source intelligence outlet made the revelation on Friday in an infographic. 

“Since the beginning of the year, the Islamic State has conducted half of its attacks in #Africa. For the first time in the history of the jihadi group, Iraq is no longer the country where #IS claims the highest number of operations: the group #ISWAP is now more active in Nigeria,” Jihad Analytics tweeted on Friday. 

Nigeria has 162 attacks claimed by IS, with Iran and Syria trailing behind at 120 and 77 attacks. 

ISWAP, a breakaway insurgent group from Boko Haram, has plagued Nigeria’s northeast region killing scores and displacing over two million people in the region.

The Global Terrorism Index named the IS as the world’s deadliest terror group, replacing the Taliban. Nigeria ranks in 6th place with a score of 8.233. 

The reports pegged IS, Al-Shabaab, the Taliban and Jamaat Nusrat Al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM) as the terrorist groups responsible for the most deaths in 2021.

The report also noted that the groups had killed about 3,364, representing 47 per cent of total deaths in 2021.

The IS and its affiliate groups Islamic State–Khorasan Province (ISKP), Islamic State–Sinai Province (ISSP), and Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) recorded the most attacks and deaths of any terrorist group in 2021.

IS deaths represented 29 per cent of all deaths from terrorism globally in 2021.■

Nollywood Actress Kate Henshaw berates President Buhari over Fuel Scarcity

<SUNBIGHT>~Nigeria~Nkwo~5th March 2022, @ 03:30 WAT

Report By Onyekachi Aduruze

VETERAN nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, lamented over the continuous scarcity of premium motor spirit (petrol) in Nigeria.

The actress on Wednesday fired shot at President Muhammadu Buhari who also doubles as the Minister for petroleum, via her verified Instagram page.

She called on the citizens of the country to take measures that will protect the interests of the future generations.

Henshaw stated that the Nigerian President should have taken priorty in solving the lingering fuel scarcity instead of embarking on his rountine medical trip to United Kingdom.

It is so shameful and with all due respect; we have Mr President who doubles as the petroleum minister has jetted out to look after himself, nobody cares and we are just quiet. We are going to petrol stations fighting ourselves for a product that is not even there and we do not even know when it is going to come. Nigerians, it is time we take our destiny in our hands.

Go and get your PVCs. Stop listening to people that tell you that it does not matter or your vote does not count. If it doesn’t count they will not buy your votes. They will not steal people’s PVCs and use them. We cannot continue like this, things are too bad. What are we going outside to do? You go outside there is no petrol, you stay at home there is no light. What is going on? Enough of the prayers. Let us just do what needs to be done. God is not going to come down from heaven and do what we are supposed to do.

This country is so prosperous but we are taking all sorts of things from people who we elected to represent us and they are carrying on like they don’t care. No heads have rolled for the bad petrol that came in. Nothing ever happens, no consequences whatsoever. But we are there managing. We manage until we enter the grave. I’m done.”