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Oh Hail Biafra! The Land of The Rising Sun.

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Nigeria, a strange name of a strange land, a strange land to strange peoples: we commemorate your demise with joy! We celebrate your death because in your death lie the true lives and freedom of your prisoners. Hence, death has brought life. In your death shall Christ's glory be established among us; in your death shall death have no stings. Unless and until the seed falls and dies, it shall not spring forth fruits for man. Nigeria is a seed for what shall be. But a seed can never take the place of the bountiful harvest. Nigeria, you are a mother that eats her young from the womb, the stream that swallows her attendants. We therefore celebrate your death just as we mourned your accursed birth-accursed from your inception and accursed of God. It is with gratitude to God that, on this 1st day of October, 2011, we shall celebrate the timely death of that seed which has refused to die after having wasted 51 years of maturity out of 97 years of living in unrepentant prodigality. In great joy and merriment, and in thanksgiving to the Almighty God, we shall celebrate your passing away into your reserved place. And on this 1st of October, 2011, as a mark of ceremonial honor and burial rights, we shall, once and finally, compel ourselves to sing this evil song with the watchers as a testimony against you:

Arise, O compatriots, Nigeria's call obey
To serve our fatherland
With love and strength and faith
The labor of our heroes past
Shall never be in vain
To serve with heart and might
One nation bound in freedom, peace and
Oh God of creation, direct our noble cause
Guide our leaders right
Help our youth the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And living just and true
Great lofty heights attain
To build a nation where peace and justice
shall reign

Sarcastic eulogy:

Nigeria is well known within and beyond its shores for her numerous accomplishments. Amongst her notable achievements against her dwellers are: faulty foundation, genocide, hypocritical patriotism, disservice, hatred, weakness, faithlessness, vanity, heartlessness, compulsion, enchainment, slavery, lack of peace and inability to unite. In answers to faithless, loveless, hypocritical and wicked prayers directed to self, you have given wrong leaders, removed truths, blinded the youths, laughed at honesty; preferred corruption and wickedness to just living, attained only the height of bribery, corruption, nepotism, murder, and terrorism; rubbished the meaning of peace and turned justice upside down. Nigeria, we hail your demise because in your death shall men's eyes be opened to the truth you never saw; in your death shall souls be made free to know and to be. Thank God! The sun is rising again from the east; the sun of God's timing is rising with the peace of God in its wings like a dove. Let all hail the life that your death shall bring. Let all hail Biafra, the freedom of Nigerians!

Biafra, we hail thee! All Hail Biafra!

All hail Biafra
Land of the rising sun, we love and cherish
We have vanquished our enemies, all hail Biafra
God Bless Biafra, in Him we trust
Shout it sing it, all hail Biafra
God bless Biafra
We have emerged triumphant, from all our foes
Through the crucible unscathed, we passed victorious

Our trumpets pealing, the glorious song
Play it, sing it, all hail Biafra
Oh hail Biafra
We shall always remember, all that perished,
In the struggle for our freedom, all hail our heroes

Our prayers shall bemoan, both day and night
Say them always, all hail Biafra
All Hail Biafra
Now our star shines everywhere, we crave humility
God guide and protect us all, all hail Your Wisdom
Shielding us from fury, unleashed by our enlightenment

Biafra, Biafra, shinning forever

Biafra is the peace of Nigeria, the prosperity thereof and the only freedom there will ever be. In Biafra lies the many answers which have defied all knowledge, the healing which every Nigerian craves for, and the justice which shall reign. Oh hail Biafra! As thy sun rises, may all enchained by the wickedness of Pharaoh see thee and sing for joy. May thy light emanate your beauty and may all who see thee rejoice. Shine forth into all areas and let darkness lose its hold. To the weak leaders thou shall give strength, to the foolish, wisdom shall come; to him who has, his neighbors shall have, and to him who has not, thy light shall bring sufficiency. The heavens celebrate thy birth; today, thy maturity is announced. Let men of peace look towards thee and be strong, let the orphans and the widows be comforted. In Biafra, peace, love, truth, equality, health, wisdom, knowledge, security, abundance, progress grace and life shall reign. Biafra, in thee Yahweh is praised forever. In Biafra, God shall reign and His sun shall never set until Shiloh comes. Oh hail Biafra!

By Ikechukwu Enyiagu, [email protected]

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