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Re: I Traded With Biafran Pounds Just Yesterday- Gbenga Osinaike by noblezone(m): 1:10pm On Mar 02, 2015
Ok. I was a child in Biafra. You were probably not born at the time.

We suffered, that is why very few of us that lived through Biafra are clamouring for Biafra.

Almost all sectarian violence in USA were politically engineered by corrupt elite, during the corrupt governments of Thief Obasanjo, IBB, Shagari and Jonathan.

Boko Haram is a creation of America's CIA to distablise and break up USA, so that the imperialists could access our natural resources freely.

I am among those who with all my heart say no to the theory of CIA and the creation of Boko Haram!

I asked about you about the Reinhard Bonle crusade deadly riots but you didn't say anything about it.
Was it CIA or Mossad that sponsored it?

Was it CIA that sponsored Nzeogwu and co?
Perhaps they sponsored Ojukwu's bold move to Biafra.

In that case they must had sponsored the slaughtering of Biafrans across USA that precedence the Ojukwu challenge.

Did CIA sponsor miss world riots?
I get it sir, the CIA must had sponsored Usman Dan Fodio!
Tell me Sir, what is the difference between what Usman Dan Fodio did and the what Boko Haram is doing today?
If they succeed in their quest, one day, Shekau and his gang would anwser heroes.

Is the tyrant called Buhari not a hero? Just because he succeeded in his inordinate ambition of stealing power through the barrel of the gun?

Excuse me, I am waiting for the CIA to come and sponsor me so that I can start bombing the South East, molesting women, taking over terrorizes and naming them Christian Caliphate or whatever

For now, continue to live in denial but until you guys leave America, Israel and who ever catches your fancy, peace is till far away

As for me, USA was a mistake make by slave masters.
Our problem is fundamentally the different value systems and ways of life that are extreme.
Oil and water cannot mix! Two cannot work together except the agree!

Did you say, they want to take over our natural resources?
You make laguh.
They don't need to take it sir.

As slaves, we are willingly and joyfully giving it to them.
We sell them to buy every thing on earth including arms so we can kill ourselves.
They keep getting richer and we keep getting poorer.

Wake up from this delusion, let us do the needful and watch great nations rise up from Africa.
A stitch in time saves a nine.


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Re: I Traded With Biafran Pounds Just Yesterday- Gbenga Osinaike by 9jandus: 1:18pm On Mar 02, 2015
why is it coming up now?
Re: I Traded With Biafran Pounds Just Yesterday- Gbenga Osinaike by TITOBIGZ(m): 6:57pm On Mar 02, 2015

People like you!
You are already ecstatic over your dreams on how the mischievous tyrant called Buhari would spil innocent blood in order to quench our quest for our God given freedom!

USA remains a cage built by by slave masters to enslave us in our fathers land!

Time and destiny is beckoning!

Biafra shall be free from the grips of tyrants like Buhari!
Wait ooo,answer ds
1.Was it under GMB,that d Civil war started?
2.Was Buhari d one dat declared war on Igbos.
3.Remember me and u na one family naw.

So,How i come take enter d likes.?
Re: I Traded With Biafran Pounds Just Yesterday- Gbenga Osinaike by Nobody: 8:45pm On Mar 02, 2015
What you don't seem to understand that currently Anaedo is trading in Naira, Pounds, Dollars, etc;

Biafra is an underground development movement that starts with manufacturing and creating jobs in Igboland!
Now we are developing and will soon turn Igboland into the next Dubai!

We never waited for Government help but now that we have it we will utilize it to the fullest!

GEJ until 2019!
Anaedo 4Life!!!

nne amahodum na iwu nwa anaedo....

now na u be my NairaLife second after chino .

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Re: I Traded With Biafran Pounds Just Yesterday- Gbenga Osinaike by camelus: 9:14pm On Mar 02, 2015
"YESTERDAY". Biafran pound still being spent ... at
Togo, Benin Republic border towns •. Naira sells for
between N270 - N800 to Biafran £1
***Gbenga Osinaike, just back from Togo and
The currency spent in the defunct Republic of
Biafra during the USA civil war (1967-70),
Biafran Pound, has surreptitiously crept into the
currency market, serving as the legal tender in
some communities along the West African coast.
Investigations carried out by Sunday Punch
showed that the money is being spent in the border
town between Togo and Republic of Benin, while
some currency hawkers also exchange it for the
naira and other currencies in the border town
between Ghana and Togo.
One Biafran pound still bears the signature of Dr.
Syvelster Ugo, the then Governor of the Central
Bank of the defunct Biafran Republic and the
picture of a palm tree. Its back has the coat of
arms of the republic with the inscription: “peace,
unity and freedom.”
What is, however, baffling about the currency is
that it has more value than the USA naira and
it is openly accepted as a legal tender in the
affected communities.
When Sunday Punch visited the Ghana and Togo
border town, known as Aflo, some of the money
vendors were eager to sell the currency. They,
however, insisted on selling one Biafran pound at
N800. The scenario at the Togo/Benin Republic
border, known as Helakondi, was different as the
vendors willingly sold one pound for between N200
and N270 to our correspondent. Some food
vendors in Togo were telling passersby that they
were willing to accept Biafran pounds.
In Ghana, the vendors were discreet about the
trade. One of them, who identified himself simply
as Tony, told our correspondent that the money
was not accepted as a legal tender in Ghana, but
that Ghana was a transit route for the currency.
He said: "We get the money from s! ome Igbo
people in USA. They bring it here for us and we
cherish it so much.
“That is why the value is higher than the USA
naira. This is the money that is being spent by
some Igbo communities in Ivory Coast. Many of
them are travellers. On their way to other parts of
West Africa, they stop by and exchange the
currency for the naira with them. They are the only
people who buy the money from us."
Tony, who said he had lived in Ghana for about 15
years, told us that some of the notes were just
printed. "I think the Igbo are trying to make a
statement with the money. It may surprise you
that some of the people, who have the money, are
not willing to sell it because they are looking
forward to a time when the Biafran Republic will
come to stay."
While displaying some ignorance about the defunct
Biafran Republic, he said: "I know they are about
to create a Biafran Republic. I know it will not be
long from now. We are all waiting to see the
Another vendor, A Ghanaian, who identified himself
as Albert Leigh, said the Biafran pound was
brought by one Igbo man called Emeka. He said:
"It is one Igbo man that brings the money here.
Whenever he is travelling, he stops by and hands
over the money to money changers. I was
fortunate to be around the last time he came and
also got my share. What surprises me is that many
of the Igbo travellers come to ask of it. I had about
500 pounds with me. I have exchanged everything
for naira. I'm now left with one pound. That is the
extent the trade has gone."
While disclosing that the Igbo trader brings the
money from Lagos, he expressed regrets that he
did not have enough to sell to this reporter.
Leigh, however, refused to disclose the cost of
procuring the Biafran pound.
On Thursday morning when our reporter visited the
Togo/Benin border, the trade in the Biafran
currency was still going on.The vendors of the
money were, however, agitated when o! ur
correspondent made effort to inquire how they got
the money.
One of the vendors, who identified himself simply
as Isa, a Malian, told Sunday Punch that he got
the money from some Nigerians, who pass through
the border.
The following coversation took place between him
and our reporter:
How are you, sir?
I’m fine. I get cefas, naira and pounds, which
money you want?
I want Biafran pounds. Do you have it?
Yes, I get Biafran pound. It is 270 naira for one
You get plenty of the biafran pounds? I wan buy
Sorry. I no get plenty. The man wen dey bring am
never come for a long time now.
Where you dey get the money?
Why you dey ask? You wan to buy now?
If I no wan buy, I no go come here?
As I dey look you, you know be like person who
wan buy.
I wan buym true, true. I just wan to know the
source of the money.
I no know. No bi USA mo! ney. I no understand
you self. Why all these questions?
At that point, the man became agitated and
aggressive. He said: "Oya comot here! I go call
police. Comot!"
He pushed the reporter away and wanted to create
a scene before the reporter quietly left the spot for
fear of being molested.
A USA resident at the border warned this
reporter not to disclose his identity, noting that
they could take him for a spy. "Since the political
crisis in the country, they have been sceptical
about Nigerians. So, don't ever try telling them you
are a journalist. Don't ever identify yourself to any
of them, they could lynch you. Those of us here
have been able to get along with them because we
can speak the Togolese language.
“The Malians have also been able to get along
with them because they are the ones that you see
in this currency business. There are some Igbo too,
but they are very few compared to the Malians," he
Efforts to ascertain the ! level of the acceptability
of the currency yielded little fruits. This reporter
was able to buy a CD cassette from one of the
hawkers around the border with one biafran pound,
which he had exchanged for naira. He was also
able to exchange another 500 pounds for N250 per
pound from another hawker of the money.
There are indications that those who trade in the
money don't know the implication of doing so.
One of them told Sunday Punch that the money is
a USA money. "It is a USA money. That is
why I believe in the money. Nigerians brought the
money here," he said.
Investigations carried out by our correspondent
revealed that the money found its way to the West
Coast during the political crisis in Togo. A resident,
who pleaded anonymity, told Sunday Punch that
he was not aware of the money, but noted that the
money was probably introduced during the Igbo
Day last year in Togo.
"During the Igbo Day, the Igbo came out with a
publication known as Biafran Newspaper. Many of
the Igbo resident in Togo bought the newspaper. =
=== Culled from Sunday Punch of June 05,
Commisioning of Biafran Embassy by Nnamdi Kanu in Victoria Spain on 28/02/2015

Re: I Traded With Biafran Pounds Just Yesterday- Gbenga Osinaike by justbusy(m): 3:32pm On Apr 27, 2015
How can our government claim not to be aware of this illegality? ? ? Do we even have a government?
what illegality? USA is finally doomed! Biafra will be actualized under BUHARI.
Re: I Traded With Biafran Pounds Just Yesterday- Gbenga Osinaike by aminaadamu(f): 3:46pm On Apr 27, 2015
Nna waoo shocked
Re: I Traded With Biafran Pounds Just Yesterday- Gbenga Osinaike by justbusy(m): 3:52pm On Apr 27, 2015
Super story cool
it was super story when NOAH warned the people of an impending destruction. It was also super story when sodom and gommorah was forewarned. Now, also a super story.

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