UKNC-O HISTORY LESSON: BIAFRA THE CASE FOR INDEPENDENCE – PART 3

  THE AD HOC CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE   On 12th September, 1966, the proposed Constitutional Conference began its sittings. Gowon called upon the Conference to discover a form of political association best suited to Nigeria in the light of recent developments. A Unitary form of Government and a complete break-up were expressly ruled out. He suggested…

UKNC-O HISTORY LESSON: BIAFRA THE CASE FOR INDEPENDENCE – PART 1

  BIAFRA   The case for   INDEPENDENCE   GEOFFREY BIRCH DOMINIC ST. GEORGE     BRITAIN-BIAFRA ASSOCIATION 46 Tytherton Road, London, N.19 Tel: 01 272 2931     © February 1968 Reprinted March 1968 Second reprint June 1968     FOREWORD   My experience in several ex-British colonies has convinced me that in far…

UKNC-O HISTORY LESSON – U.S. URGED TO UNDERTAKE IMMEDIATE BIAFRAN AIRLIFT WITH OR WITHOUT NIGERIA’S PERMISSION

  August 2, 1968   U.S. Urged to Undertake Immediate Biafran Airlift with or without Nigeria’s Permission   In a “Letter to the Editor” of New York Times, Edward S. Morse, an American, urges the United States to undertake a massive military relief airlift to Biafra.   {Reports published in the New York Times of…

UKNC-O HISTORY LESSON – THE UTURU CATHOLIC MISSION FOR CHILDREN

  July 30, 1968   The Uturu Catholic Mission for Children   On July 30, 1968, New York Times war correspondent, Mr. Lloyd Garrison, visited the Catholic Mission for Children in Uturu, Biafra and filed this report reproduced unabridged:   {An atmosphere of death and despair hangs over this hilltop Roman Catholic seminary in secessionist…

UKNC-O HISTORY LESSON – FRANCE BACKS BIAFRA’S POSITION

  July 31, 1968   France Backs Biafra’s Position   The French government today backed the Biafran position and called for international action to end the civil war on the basis of right of self-determination. “The human tragedy taking place in Biafra preoccupies and moves the French Government,” the statement said. Independent of its desire…

NATIONS WHICH DO NOT LEARN THE LESSONS OF THEIR PAST MISTAKES ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT THOSE MISTAKES – PART 17

  Chapter 13   Extent of Loss of Property and the Value of such Property   Dealing with our fourth term of reference namely to “ascertain the extent of loss of property and assess the value” we wish to state that for this purpose it would be practically impossible to take oral evidence from every…

NATIONS WHICH DO NOT LEARN THE LESSONS OF THEIR PAST MISTAKES ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT THOSE MISTAKES – PART 16

  Chapter 12   Medical Cases   Three hundred and ninety-nine reports on individuals cases were submitted from the various hospitals, in ATR 2 Form A.   The victims ranged in age from two to seventy years. Both sexes were involved. The injuries and the modes of their infliction were protean; the results of treatment…

NATIONS WHICH DO NOT LEARN THE LESSONS OF THEIR PAST MISTAKES ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT THOSE MISTAKES – PART 15B

  Q. 5.803: “Your pant?” “No, all of them had gone.”   Q. 5804: “So you had nothing on?” “Nothing, only sleeveless singlet. So as the woman was crying, her husband asked me what happened to me. I told him that I was burnt by some people and that I wanted his help. He told…