US based Nigerian Artiste , Alex Chukwu, popularly known as Xander 042 has released a song titled Biafra. In his lyrics, the message sender took his time to express his dissatisfaction on political disenfranchisement and over biased mind of the Nigeria goverment towards the people of Eastern region, which has being lingering for decades now , without any positive improvement on how to adjust in accomodating every tribe.
Hence, this young talented Star has asked federal government many questions through his anticipated newly released song titled “Biafra”, and demands urgent answer from the Nigeria goverment in the song. “Is this what we discussed? Emphasising on Aburi accord meeting that was held in Ghana in 4th and 5th January 1967, which reached to an agreement that each region would be responsible for its own affairs, hence the federal military goverment responsible for matters that affected the entire country.
Lt. Col .Yakubu Gowon breaking of the promises on Ghana Aburi meeting between the federal delegates of Nigeria, the supreme military council and Eastern delegates led by its leader, Governor Chukwuemeka Odumuegwu Ojukwu, inspired Xander to ask many questions on his song, which needs urgent response from the goverment , at the same time agitating for “I want my freedom, self determination, equal right and justice”, asked by concerned lyricalist Xander.
We could recall the unforgotten incident of forming of Biafra by Igbo nationalists and the declaration of Independent of the Republic of Biafra by lieutenant Colnel Emeka Odumuegwu Ojukwu in 30th May 1967, over ethnic tension, the killing of Igbos in the military post coup violence that led to the death of Aguiyi Ironsi on 15th January 1966 , religious persecution , massacre of 1966 against Eastern in the North by the Muslims. And that was the major factors that sparked the Nigeria civil war that ended on 15th January 1970.
The secession which later ended on peace talk and amnesty granted to the people participated on Biafra side, after about 100,000 overall military casualties, while between 500,000 and 2 million Biafran civilians died of starvation. Nigerian victory brought about the dissolution of the Republic of Biafra. 6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970; 2 years, 6 months, 1 week and 2 days, the territorial changed and Biafra.
Xander couldn’t hold back his dissatisfaction over unchangeable situation where by Igbos sense of belonging in Nigeria politics has always been denied, especially on the present administration of Buhari goverment , hence appointing only hausa Fulani as the top officials , positions that was meant to be shared to the three ethnic groups in participation, if they really wanted one Nigeria they preach all the time.
This prompted this talented musical star to stand tall in being the voice of Biafran masses , just like his mentor Nnamdi Kanu, in agitating for his freedom of separation from the current Nigeria and its goverment in reclaiming his Republic of Biafra , The Rising Sun and and a nation where his fundamental human right and the rest of Biafrans too, will not be denied .
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Hamza Fazal is a reporter for The Hear UP. After graduating from the University of Abbottabad, Hamza got an internship at the NPR and worked as a reporter and producer. Hamza has also worked as a reporter for the Medium. Hamza covers health and science for The Hear UP.
How to Prepare for a Long-Distance Move
More than 27,059,000 people move each year, whether traveling across the state or the country. Regardless of when you’re preparing for a long-distance move, there are several things you’ve got to be aware of ahead of time.
We’ve created a checklist that you can use full of packing tips and other things you need to know, like the importance of hiring movers to aid in the big move. The more prepared you are, the easier and more stress-free the move will be.
Get ready to settle into your new home after you check out these need-to-know packing tips below.
When moving to NY from California, you need to plan ahead. You need to do this to get everything in order, such as shutting off the utilities and turning it on at the new location before you’re scheduled to arrive.
The last thing you want to do is risk arriving at your new place and not having running water or working electricity when you get there. Another reason you want to plan ahead is that if you’ve decided to hire movers, you’ll need to coordinate the day they plan to pick up your items and deliver them to the new house.
Again you don’t want to arrive at your home and the movers not arrive with your items on the day you expect them to. Not only does this leave you without your necessities, but it could also mean you pay additional delivery fees that you’d not planned for.
If it helps, you could make a list of everything you need to do before you are set to move. We recommend making this list ahead of time so that you don’t feel rushed at the last minute to get everything completed.
Moving lots of items a long distance can be tricky, especially if you’re not used to driving a moving truck. Before you’re set to move, make a list of the best movers in your area.
You can do this by creating a list of mover names and estimates from your area. Ensure you have them clarify what you’re paying for because most rental companies provide a specific number of miles locally and out of state that could increase your overall rental price.
You’ll also want to inquire about the insurance needed to schedule movers to come and help transport your items. Ensure you get the estimates for each type of vehicle they offer.
When the move is complete, the larger the vehicle and the more movers you need, the higher the rental price. Once you’ve decided which moving company you’re going to work with, take the next steps to set your reservation.
If you’re making the appointment over the phone, ask the company to send you a confirmation email once the phone call has concluded. This will ensure you have tangible evidence of your appointment reservation just in case something comes up the day of the move where you need to contact the moving company.
When you move a long distance, it’s in your best interest to only pack the items you need and discard items you no longer use. The best way to do this is to take some time to declutter your home before you begin packing.
Make a pile of the items you need to get rid of, whether that means donating or discarding them accordingly. While it might prove to be a time-consuming process, in the long run, it will pay off when you don’t have to do these things while unpacking in your new home.
This is especially true if you’re downsizing and don’t have enough room to store all the items that you have currently in your home or apartment. Another reason to declutter your home is so that you can effectively determine how much packing material you need to pack, such as boxes and packing tape.
Check your local area for packing items because there are several places online where people want to get rid of their extra boxes for free. This can help you to save on packing expenses.
When you move into your new place, the last thing you want to happen is for essential items to be mailed to your previous email. This means you need to take the steps necessary to forward your mail to your new address, which can be done online via the united states postal service website.
When forwarding your mail, ensure you list the names of everyone moving and the address of the new home. Then you will need to specify a date when you want the mail to begin being sent to the new location.
Along with forwarding your mail, you need to remember to change the address on other government documentation, such as:
- Car registration
- Drivers license
- Voter registration
When you don’t place your new address on these documentation forms, completing other things you need to complete after you’ve moved can become challenging.
When you’re moving a long distance, the last thing you want to do is travel back to your previous residence to take care of things that should’ve been completed before the move.
When preparing for a long-distance move, you need to know several things, such as ensuring you forward your mail ahead of time. You should also remember to schedule movers and request estimates to help move your belongings from one place to another.
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Khalil ur Rehman is a proud born and raised in Abbottabad. Khalil has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and The Verge. As a journalist for The Hear Up, Khalil covers climate and science news. [email protected]