Tag: Nigerian Civil War

“Destructive shadow of bitterness, we’re shackled by the sins of our fathers”- Nigeria is haunted by the Biafran war

As the world marks the 53rd anniversary of the declaration of the Biafran state which was followed by the Nigerian Civil War, questions have risen as to why the country has failed to heal from the wounds and if any lesson has been learnt in that time. A report by[Read More…]

JUST IN: Court Orders FG to Clear Aftermath of Biafran War in 45 Days

The ECOWAS Court of Justice, sitting in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, has ordered the Nigerian government to clear the aftermath of the civil war within 45 days, while asking it to pay N88billion in damages to victims. Justice Chijioke Nwoke, delivering the ruling on Monday, ordered the Federal Government to commence clearing[Read More…]

Amnesty Warns Nigerian Security Agents To Avoid Repression Of Pro – Biafra Protesters

Amnesty International, AI, Nigeria on Tuesday warned that security operatives in the country must exercise restraint while policing demonstrations by separatist groups marking the 50th anniversary of the declaration of the Biafra Republic on 30 May. It stressed that the security forces must avoid a repetition of the bloodbath caused[Read More…]

Nigerian Leaders Must Guard Against Another Civil War – Sultan of Sokoto Says

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged Nigerian leaders to learn from the mistakes of the past to move the nation forward. The monarch said the leaders must ensure Nigeria does not experience another civil war. “As a nation, we have gone through and surmounted the worst of all,[Read More…]

Civil War Veterans Pledge Support For Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has been urged to urgently declare his intention to run for the 2015 presidential elections. This admonition came from the Members of  the Nigerian Civil War Veterans of (1967–1970), under the aegis of Carefirst for the Aged Welfare Development Association of Nigeria, CAWDAN, According to them, plans[Read More…]

Cheta Nwanze: Chronology Of The Nigerian Civil War #Biafra

Today’s we will be looking at a chronology of the Nigerian Civil War which lasted for 30 months from July 1967 to January 1970. Because of the vexed nature of this issue, almost 50 years later, I will only state facts, there will be no sides taken. On 30 May 1967,[Read More…]