Achebe’s book pirated –Gowon

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From GODWIN TSA, Abuja

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, at the weekend told a bewildered audience how a vendor offered him a pirated copy of Professor Chinua Achebe’s controversial new book, There was a country to buy.

Gowon expressed shock that the book wherein he was accused alongside the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, of using starvation as a weapon of war that led to the death of about two million Biafran women and children during the Nigeria-Biafra civil war of 1967-70 had already been pirated.

Speaking at the official launch of the Copyright Reform System, Gen. Gowon, who was the chairman of the event, feared that given this ugly development, the author of the book won’t get a kobo from the book. Narrating the encounter with the vendor, Gowon said: “The other day, as I was entering this hotel (Transcorp Hilton), a vendor tapped on my car window and was asking me to buy a book. “When I looked at it, I saw that it was the new book by Chinua Achebe. I wondered if he really knew I was the person inside the car. However, I was surprised that Achebe’s book had already been pirated. Sincerely speaking, I wonder if Chinua Achebe will be getting a kobo from the sale of that book; certainly, he won’t be getting anything.  I think we should guard against that, which is why what we are doing here is very necessary.”

Meanwhile, the former Head of State has tasked the Federal Government to build structures that would promote and protect the creative industries to secure a brighter future for the present and future generations. It was his submissions at the official launch of the Reform of the Nigerian Copy Right System that in the emerging global economic order driven by innovation and knowledge based goods; the relevance of copyright protection has become more crucial to development nations.

He said the creative industries authorship, arts, nollywoodism have all contributed immensely to the nations economic advancement providing employment opportunities to the teaming population of the youths. ”This is why the current initiative for the reform of the Copyright system must be considered a ‘must’ and as priority by all stakeholders in the creative environment. We have creative talents cutting across ethnic, geographical, social and economic strata. Creativity is one activity that not only unifies, but also finds expression in our common ethos as a nation.

It is also an impetus to our future growth and participation in the emerging global information economy. “Soon after I assumed office as Head of State in 1966, my attention was drawn to the need to take a close look at some of the legislations which Nigeria had inherited from the colonial administration as regards Copyright Laws/Acts. We observed that the British Copyright Act 1911, which was then applicable in Nigeria, by virtue of the Statute of General Application of 1912, was alien to Nigeria’s interest in the 1960s and did not satisfy the need of our domestic creative community.

Apart from the fact that the sanctions for infringements of rights were hopelessly out of date and tune, the Act was also inadequate in tackling the challenges posed by new technologies of mass duplication of creative works, which were beginning to debut. “Consequently, we promulgated the revised Copyright Decree of 1970, which was the first indigenous copyright statute. That decree continued until 1988, when the present Copyright Act was eventually enacted.” It is pertinent to note that in the emerging global economic order, driven by innovation and knowledge based goods; the relevance of copyright protection has become more crucial to development of nations.

“Besides, the need for protection of creative resources goes beyond a national issue. Nigeria, like other civilised nations, is obliged under the global trading system of the World Trade Organisation, to demonstrate clear commitment to enforcement of intellectual property including copyright. We all have a stake in building a virile copyright system that would ensure that creators and innovators begin to reap a just reward for their investment of talent and energies. Investors in the creative sector also deserve the assurance that their investment would be secured in Nigeria, as in many other parts of the world that are presently leveraging on their creative resources.”

In his address, the Director General of Nigerian Copyright Commission, NCC, Mr. Afam Ezekude, noted that “a modernisation and transformational national copyright regime as envisaged in the outcome of the reform will provide a platform for the creation, commercialisation and broad diffusion of new knowledge, while enabling Nigerian businesses to profit from expanding global trade in cultural goods, which is currently heavily skewed in favour of countries with more advanced copyright systems.

“The commission deemed it necessary to put in place an Advisory Committee made up of very eminent Nigerians some of whom occupy strategic positions in the policy and leadership framework of our country. The Advisory Committee shall meet periodically to review the activities of the reform process and also proffer useful guidance to the expert working group on implementation of the reform roadmap.

“I solicit the support and cooperation of all our stakeholders, partners, relevant Ministries and agencies of government to ensure that this reform process achieves its set targets. The commission welcomes all constructive suggestions and engagements that will help in implementing the reform roadmap,” he added.

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  1. GOWON IS A BABY KILLER AND A WAR CRIMINAL. NDIGBO SHOULD DO QUICK TO TAKE GOWON TO ICC FOR JUSTICE TO PREVAIL. PEOPLE LIKE GOWON, OBASANJO, T.Y DANJUMA, IBB, HARUNA ABUBAKAR AND CO DO NOT HAVE MORAL TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC. WAR CRIMINALS LIKE THESE SHOULD BE MADE TO FACE THE MUSIC. ONLY SANE THING TO DO IS TAKE THESE IDIOTS AND USELESS FOOLS TO ICC FOR CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY. THEY MUST FACE JUSTICE.

    • My dear, you cannot take Gowon to the ICC! That Court would NOT accept the case because the event in question happened so many years before the ICC was established. If people are serious about pursuing Gowon’s matter then they must have to press for a Special Tribunal on the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970. Only the United Nations can establish this kind of tribunal. So, any body or group interested in the events of that civil war must have to do a lot of work in persuading the United Nations to establish such a tribunal.

      • Pls tell GOwon that 10million copies has been sold already.so if they pirate it ,it will help get to the grassroot for generations to read; is a historic book.Achebe murderd GOWON & co for life with that book. U need to read it & see the wicked role each & everyone of them played during the war.

    • HONESTLY, PEOPLE LIKE GOWON CAN BE USED BY GOD IN FAVOR OF THE IGBOS. I HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH HIS COMMENTS RELATING TO THE AFFAIRS OF THE IGBOS FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS.

  2. @PRINCE IS NOT LATE YET,WE ARE HEADING THEIR,AS YOU KNOW IGBOS ALL WAYS DO THINGS EASY WAY,THAT AT END WE WILL HAVE VICTORY,SINCE THEN HAVE NIGERIA BE IN PEACE?,NEVER AND THEY WILL NEVER HAVE PEACE SINCE NOTRTH BE ROLLING THEY SO CALL NIGERIA HAVE YOU SEE ANY GOOD IN NIGERIA NEVER AND IT WILL NEVER HAPPING,GOWON WAS RUNING AND HIDE WHY CAN HIM COME OUT AS OTHER X PRESIDENT OF THEY COUNTRY BUT GOD WILL DISGRACE HIM ONE DAY.

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  5. Why can’t he make a din from his hard work, after all, Nigerians are not known to be lovers of book or good leader. Even many of those big mouths castigating Achebe never saw the book talk more of reading it. By the way, how does Gowon know that what the vendor was showing him to buy was a pirated job hence he never sees the original copy? The statement from Gowon is not well articulated and as such born out of anger to ridicule Achebe. If not he would have know that the world does not end in Nigeria and that Nigerian readers are not the targeted audience of Achebe.
    The other time in Canada the number of people waiting for the book in a shopping mall in Canada is like congregation in a church and the number does not include those that book in advance.

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    I will have to say this, I hate seeing , gowon,s image anywhere. JacK plz stop coming to igbolanD. Manage d. Northern affairs, reconcile jos pple iF u realy think u R germ like u see urslf. Igbo ga adi, igbO ga ala ofu Mbochi. Udo diri igbo nile.

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  9. Uzoh from lagos on

    GOWON IS A MASS BABY KILLER AND WE SHOULD NOT BE PUTTING HIM IN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES.BECAUSE OF THE EVIL HE DID TO HUMANITY KILLING OVER 2 MILLION BIAFRAN WOMEN AND CHILDREN DURING THE WAR THROUGH STOPPAGE OF RED CROSS AND CHURCH GROUP CARITAS PLANES CARRYING FOOD AND MEDICAL STUFFS TO WOMEN AND CHILDREN TRAPPED BEHIND ENEMY LINES.
    THE QUESTION YOU ASK IS GOWON GOT MARRIED IN 1968 AT 29YEARS OLD,HIS OWN CHILDREN ,IF HE HAS ANY SHOULD BE MINISTERS OR GOVERNORS LIKE HIS PEARS OBASANJO,IBB,YARADUA AND OTHERS WHERE ARE HIS EVIL CHILDREN THAT WILL INHERIT THE SINS OF THEIR FATHER-BABY KILLER.
    HE MUST BE CHARGED TO ICC FOR ALL HIS ATROCITIES,AWO IS DEAD BUT GOWON THAT IS NOW BRINGING AWO IN SHOULD TELL US HOW HE FRUSTRATED AWO OUT OF HIS GOVT BY ALLOWING USMAN KATSINA TO SLAP AWO DURING A CABINET MEETING.

  10. Gen gowon said C.A’s book had been pirated and that he dosen’t think mr .c.ahcebe will make anything from it. Who care whether he liquidate himself. By de way, who do u think pirated the useless book? . It has to be de jews of Nigeria(ibos). Hnnnn…….. Ibos and money. If General Gowon is not careful, Nigerian jews will pirate him, they are selfish ,greedy n money wordshipper.

    • even if all igbos can do any thing for money, achebe has distinguished him self from that by rejecting the one million dollars offered him by 50cent to use the title of one of his book for his new album. Be objective for once dear.

    • Kola,when you yorubas opened your mouth to libel igbo as greed and money lover and I just wonder wether these yorubas talking from both sides of the mouth are not same one we are living in the same yard with,working in office with and doing business with. I just wonder what yardstick you people use to arrive at your voodoo conclusions.I personally found out that average yoruba is lazy and at same time wants to be wealthy.How can this be except by fraud,envy,jealousy,shy lock rent increase,arbitrary closure of Igbo shops by local council officials for bribe settlement each time their wives and concubine gives birth to more area boys and girls,Omonile,touts and street urchins,area fathers and mothers.All of the above t are out for what ?Is it not money ? whose money,Igbo money.,jewish money made out of hard work and sweath and yet one lazy bump will stand to walay you on the road to collect same.Can you tell me who is greedy here and lover of money,the person who works for his money or the Landlady who murdered her husband to inherit house in order to hike rent every year or area boys who stand on the way to extort money from Igbo,jewish traders,or police IG,who stole public funds,or those forged documents to travel abroad only to engage in credit card scamming.Tell me who is greedier and lover of money.

      • Peter Omelazu, Nwanne, May God continue to bless you and give you more wisdom. U have really made day by your defence for the Ibo man. Do not mind these Ofe nmanu people. They are jealous of us Ibos. God must surely bring them down and pass to them what they have wished and imagined for us Ibos.

        Remain blessed!

    • If pirating this book will ensure that every nook and corner of Nigeria has a copy of it, Chinua Achebe will have achieved his aim. Achebe, by every financial measurement ,is a very wealthy man and his wealth is out of his sweat. Such wealth can never be compared with those of Femi Fani Kayode and Bankole and the rest of omo jaye group that brought sadness to Nigeria.

    • Kola. Yorubas are saints when it comes to money but will be hustling for #20 from an okada rider who goes out in the scorching sun to make a living, Igbo traders at Yaba and bus drivers.If i may ask, who are the 419ners in UK. It is sheer jealousy that is your problem because an Igbo men work for their money and all you do is lazy about and at the end of the day tell him to settle you as if you bought the motor or started the biz for or with him. Wake up!

      • You are wrong because truth is not in you. Most areas here in Uk carry’s a lot of lgbomen in dirty business, you will also find them in Rome, Spain and Begium with Benin boys.
        Saying its only Yoruba is false.
        Recently Husband and wife were arrested on Benefit Fraud in Uk, and they were from lmo State. We should try not to tribalizes any serious issues because it damages our Country.
        You are living in Lagos, else all the dirty trisks. l have visited Aba, and l will tell you that Aba Police is the most corrupt police force iun the whole of Nigeria, once they saw your plate number and they come to understands that you are not lgbo, then Naira must drop or police station without any offence. Just because we parked properly to buy bread.
        No omo-onile in the East but they do matchet themselves just for a piece of Land.
        We, the people of Nigeria needs real Orietation, and we should stop to tribalizes any issues becvause all tribes and regions has its own problems but somtimes the same or different but we all need Solutions to them.

    • KOLA AM HAPPY U CALLED THE IBO JEWS OF NIGERIA. THE JEWS RIGHT FROM THE CREATION OF THE WORLD ARE SHAKERS AND MOVERS OF THE WORLD. AMERICANS CANNOT DO ANYTHING WITHOUT THE JEWS, WE ARE TOO MUCH. U ARE ONLY JEALOUS.

  11. i knw achebe is one igbo man i respect a lot for his contentness. May be gowon did not know that achebe is not as greey as he is, if not he would have collected 50cents one million dollar last year.

  12. With the state of this nation, most people cannot afford the originals of any work done here or abroad. Who is to blame? This goes along way to prove that our past leaders failed to build our nation to standard. Pirated or not the content remain same. The blood of innocent women and children that died due to starvation will continue to cry for vengeance. The truth is a bitter pill to swallow.

  13. Gowon, your sins will not be forgiven because ` Your Nigerian Priase` Porject is dead project because God does not answer the prayer of a sinner a killer as you are. In history you are the most forgothen stateman alive, Let me also tell you Gowon that Achebe`s motives in writing the book is not for money gains but for posterity sake. The main audience of that book are the outside world, It is selling like wilde Fire across the globe and that is the motive behind it and not Niara and Kobo. How do you know that the Copy you bought was pirated? Ewu AWusa like you, you will never die, you will stay alive and beg death to kill you, you will crawl and eat your excreaters like Nebuchadenzer, You , Obj, DanJuma and Awo think that Igbos will not survive but you people should be burying your heads in shame because the sun will always rise and rise even when you try to cover it. The Blood of those you suck during the war will always hunt you, where are your children?

  14. Who told u dat achebe is hungry 4 moni.. abi u tnk say na u wer dey beg 4 alms 4rm evry succeedn govt, wickd tief, although ur broda’s in jos ar already sufrin it in d hand of our fmr enemy d great BH, gowon achebe is world aclaim nd resptd internatnally nt a begger lik u.

  15. I am sorry for Gowon that at his age he still engage in grandstanding.How can he play joke with such serious matter as genocide.Moreso at this twilight of his life when one expects him to make peace with God so that he would not burn and roast in hell like those already gone without repentance.As a former head of state I am aware he has goes about with at least one expert motor circle rider who clears the way for him.I have seen him at Awolowo road ,ikoyi.Therefore,his claim that a street hocker brought a pirated copy of the book to his car is infantile imaginary creative arts.We know that its not possible to approach this people casually like that.Why did he not buy the pirated copy

  16. GOWON IS A THIEF AND A CURSED MAN. GOWON REMAIN CURSED FOREVER. HE WILL NEVER NO PEACE. HE WILL NOT SLEEP B/C HE HAS MURDERED SLEEP. CURSED IS UPON GOWON GENERATIONS FOREVER. ALL THOSE WHO COLLABORATED WITH GOWON IN THIS GENOCIDE WILL SHARE IN THIS CURSE WHETHER THEY ARE DEAD OR ALIVE.

  17. gowon is a shameless man, unworthy of being listened to. with hands full of blood and heart unrepentant of evil deeds to igbos, this idiot thinks he can bribe God with his useless project, “nigeria prays”

  18. Gen shuwa has died through the barrel of gun. obasanjo , danjuma , gowon, ibb, and buhari will all soon die by the barrel of the gun . mark my words. Those that conspired to kill millions of igbos have brutal death awaiting them and their families soon. awolowo commited suicide and is now at the hottest part of hell. what goes around come around. MUSA SHEHU YARADUA died in the heartland of igbo @ abakaliki. vengeace is here to consume all these igbo haters. Gov kwankwaso is towing the road to untimely death
    with his attacks on igbos and igbo intersts. Boko haram will consume all the northerners soon

  19. I think God can still forgive Mr Gowon but only if he can make an open appology to Igbo nation. To lie about hawker approaching him with a pirated copy of a book will not help him.

  20. By saying” that the Book is already pirated” is begging the question and a feeble attempt to create the impression that Achebe,s intent of the publication is solely to make money. He should address issues Achebe raised in the book. it is as a result of Gowon’s reneging on the Aburi Accord that led to the war and the ignoble roles played by Awolowo that led to the defeat and ethnic cleansing of Biafrans whomever that thinks other wise should publish his own memoir of the war and let the world hear him debunk the truth that glows like the sunlight. one thing is sure, YOU CAN NEVER KILL THE SPIRIT OF BIAFRA AND IT WILL ONE DAY BE A REALITY.

  21. Aburi we STAND on

    Gowon is a confused animal in the midst of aggressive hunters. Pirated or not is non of his business we are earnestly waiting for the hidden truth, he should not be afraid but should ponder for a while understanding that he is not comfortable even in his own state. If Achebe didnt make any kobo he will still remain Achebe of the whole universe. “THINGS FALL APART”

  22. CONCERNED CHRISTAIN INDEED. GOWON SOLD BAKASSI TO THE CAMEROONS AND HE THERE PREACHING PIRACY! GOD WHERE ARE U? PUT CONFUSION THAT MAN’S HEAD. MR. AUTHOR PLS BE CAREFUL HE ONLY WANTS TO BETRAY YOU THE WAY HE DID DURING THE CIVIL WAR.

  23. This man, kola amodu (or is he a boy?) writes like his mother never breast fed him. If I did not know a number of Yoruba people who could be described as distinguished in their own rights, I would have been tempted to say that all Yoruba were denied breast milk by their mothers.

  24. My Igbo people lets bury our hatchet of the civil war and move forward to the next plethora.
    Even after the HOLOCAUST of the 2nd world war,the Jews,our brothers are still a household in the World politics.
    The Archers have hated us and sorely shot at us but our bow abode in strenght.
    Lets be like Joseph because we are still there solution.
    Lets pardon their folly.

  25. I live in North east Nigeria. I spend N312,800 annually on The Sun Newspapers for my two offices and my family library. The on-line sun news CANNOT replace the hard copy newspapers. However, I may consider stopping buying The Sun Newspaper if the media house does not stop to give undue and unreasonable publicity to this mass murderer called yakubu gowon. You hurt our psyche and sensibility by giving headline publication to this cannibal. Who does not know a mean, heartless and grinning man? Hard as he may try, he cannot discredit Professor Chinua Achebe’s “There Was a Country”. He should pity himself and his family and not the book. Prof Achebe has not complained. So what is yakubu gowon’s issue? He has a stigma that will follow even his unborn generation – the killer of over 2,000,000 helpless, hapless and innocent women, children and the elderly. As for Professor Achebe, his book is one of the eloquent reasons why he cannot accept a national honour – honour from a society that has left him and his people bruised and still hurting. There is no greater way to pass a message to the amalgamation called Nigeria. Thank you Professor Chinua Achebe. The only headline I want to read about yakubu gowon in The Sun is that he has died in jail!

  26. Achebes book where he says it all as an Nze in igboland has already make its remark throughout the whole world, right from Europe to Asia ,United states of America to Australia, somebody living in Akure or Gariki like Gowon saying that the book will not make wave or money is just wasting his time ,those of us who tell ourselv the truth Knows that Achebe is not a poor man , his best writter Things fall apart sell in more than 60 languages globally and we all knows the number of books he has written so far.
    Its not all what people say that suppose to be attended to Gowan is now praying for the nation and I wonder how God will answer his prayer with his mind full of mockery.

    Only Men and women of Igbo extraction knows what really happened in the years as the war rages, and no doubt when a man of that axis says his or her mind the other part of the country suppose to oppose rather appologise as some sentiments is better calm than dialogued

    Gowon as we all know has infected his kinsman with some attrocity hence the volume of suffering they are passing through daily over there in his Axis

    We are still watching how this Nation goes, probably there might be another war that will surelly settle the scores to quell the real Igbo mans mind of such attrocity commited against them

    Below are except from globally recognised media houses that has already recognised the book, hence punch reaction to demote an important issue of this nature cannot make any headway.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/author-chinua-achebe-offers-a-restrained-yet-haunted-memoir-of-biafra-and-nigeria-civil-war/2012/10/19/45694846-19f2-11e2-ad4a-e5a958b60a1e_story.html

    http://bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2012/10/20/there-was-country-personal-history-biafra-chinua-achebe/TvKI4P67NPZZYjlKS4DIDJ/story.html

    http://www.sfgate.com/books/article/There-Was-a-Country-by-Chinua-Achebe-4004703.php

    http://thinkafricapress.com/nigeria/review-there-was-country-chinua-achebe-biafra

    http://www.salon.com/2012/11/08/there_was_a_country_chinua_achebes_long_awaited_memoir_of_biafra/

  27. prince Jimmy, is your Ibo lord Ojukwu that has been cursed and died as cripple as a result of stroke because of bad things that he caused in his life time.He is now in hell fire recieving eternal punishment.whatever is happen to you people Ibos, you should cursed him in his grave not Gen. Gowon is to be blamed.

  28. Can you imagine a hypocrite galivanting across the space called Nigeria in the name of national prayers. Look at how unsettled his home state, Plateau is; he should be living there to pray every minute of the day. His state needs all the prayers he can offer. Or, is it giving him a dose of what he meted out to Igbos? What is happening in Plateau State would have been avoided if saw what Ojukwu did decades ago.

  29. Gowon should weep for himself, family and partners in crime for the blood of innocent civilians slaughtered in cold blood are still crying to the Lord for vengeance.

  30. He lived his wicked life for the north. How come, of all the northern leaders, he is the least recognized and relevant. As he celebrated his 78th birthday a couple of weeks back, I was embarrassed that a former head of state could hardly be on newspaper pages, not even the norther religious and ethnic newspaper, daily trust could give him one balack and white free page as a mark of honour. Does this not say enough about how he is regarded in the north? Foolish idiot! Even my tribes man, Ifaenyi Uba had many people struggling to show off his Rolex wrist watches on newspaper pages. Take a good look at yakubu gowon, and you will see aman who knows that he is niether liked or loved, niether by the north nor by the east, west or south. There is no misery greater than that. I pity his children and grand children If they existed, I see them changing their names. Aturu Ugwu awusa (hausa sheep).

  31. Mr Green, you make me cry. I feel like imploding. The Sun has damaged my whole day. Why on earth did they mention this nuisance’s name in their head line? I have never heard of yakubu gowon’s children. Obasanjo’s is only when he is accused of incest by his “son”. As for TY Danjuma, it is a testimony of God’s: “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you”

    Chinus Achebe gave the world a gift – “Things fall Apart” and to the Igbo, he gave “There was a Country”. He has done excellently, matchlessly, timelessly well. I salute you, Professor Chinua Achebe, The Lion of the Land and Sea.

  32. my fellow commentators understand our national history, not a person who did not know our history will just d speech like a baby . GOWON is a good leader.

  33. By the blood of all the innocent children and women whom you callously starved to death, you will never see peace. You shall wish to die but you never will. You may have laid with your wife in the night, there shall be no evidence of your labour! You will plant and water, but you will never harvest. You will fight a war, but you will remain eternally unsung. Your house shall go desolate. Every path you thraed shall remain accursed. Your name shall forever provoke God because with blood of the innocent on your hand, you mock God. Bloody liar!! Which hawker tapped your car and offered you a pirated copy of Prof Achebe’s book? If there was any pirated copy, you did it. Son of lucifer!!!

  34. If I had my way I would have LOVED to have you locked up in one room and each day I would give you 7 deep, long-lasting (3minutes each) human bites until I discover there is no more yakubu gowon to bite.

  35. Who is John? Where is he coming from? From down, down below or from the kingdom of hell? Is he brother or hirling to yakubu gowon? Identify yourself.

  36. The insults, accusations, names’ calling and cursing may only trigger a round of war in which babies’ and mothers’ deaths may triple the figures of the first war. Then the evils of Gowon and Awo may be done by Jonathan anm Ngozi. God send down peace.

  37. Who can tell Nigerians exactly: 1: the total number of people that died during the fight for Biafra on both sides? 2: the total worth of properties destroyed? 3: total number of children born to unknown soldiers who till now remain fatherless?

  38. GOWON IS A SHAMELESS IDIOT AND WILL REGRET COMING TO THIS WORLD. A WAR CRIMINAL AND MASS MURDERER. THROUGHOUT THE REMAINING PART OF HIS LIFE, A DOG WILL WORTH BETTER HIM. HE WILL DIE A SHAMEFUL DEATH. HIS NAME WILL REMAIN A CURSED NAME FOREVER.

  39. BELOVED IGBO HEBREWS! THE COVENANT CARRYING DESCENDANTS OF ABRAHAM, NDIGBO THE JEWISH CHRISTIAN TRIBE OF NIGERIA SENT BY ELOHIM ADONIA YAHESUA TO BE A LIGHT TO AFRICA, LET US BLESS AND NOT CURSE. I AM A HISTORIAN AND BY VIRTUE OF MY KNOWLEDGE, GOWON USED HIS POSITION AS THEN WAR LEADER TO STOP HAUSA FULANI ARAB HATERS FROM TOTAL EXTERMINATION OF IGBO JEWS WHOM THEY CONSIDER AS PREMODIAL ENEMIES DATING TO ARAB JEWISH CONFLICT. GOWON STOPED THEIR EVIL PLAN AND ASKED A QUESTION ” IF I KILL ALL THE IGBOS WHO WILL I RULE” MURTALA MOHAMMED CARRIED A SAMPLE OF THE EXTERMINATION AGENDA AT ASABA. LET NDIGBO THEREFORE ASK GOD TO FORGIVE GOWON AND BLESS HIM. LET ME WARN NDIGBO GREATER TRAGEDY THAN WHAT HAPPEND DURING THE CIVIL WAR WILL HAPPEN TO NDIGBO IF WE FAIL TO SEEK THE FACE OF GOD OF OUR JEWISH ANCESTORS THROUGH THE ONLY WAY CHRIST WAY. GOD TOLD ME BY PROPHETIC VISION ALL THAT HAS HAPPENED TO NDIGBO AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN FUTURE EXCEPT WE CALL FOR IGBO NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER TO PRAYER FOR FORGIVENESS, MERCY AND BLESSING. I HAVE BEEN SENDING THIS MESSAGE THROUGH IGBO-HEBREW HERITAGE CONFERENCE MANDATED BY GOD OF THE HEBREW COVENANT THE IGBO INHERITED RIGHT THE TIME OF FATHER ABRAHAM.

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  41. Don sunny Biafra on

    Gowon is a dead man i think is time jothan stock playing hide and sick whit north enemies he should do something to send all this men to prison (gowon buhari IBB obasanlo and co)now or fes the rot of God

  42. Gowan so ur missery has come 2 the level of going with danfo if not ur entourage and security men will not give way 4 a comon pireted book howker 2come close 2ur car thank 4ur figt againt pirecy and ur ability 2 understand english the same that stagerd ur mentality at aburi

  43. It was most unfortunate to have ill educated person like Gowon to have became one time president of this country. Gowon,whole of your generation can carry bombs,grenades,warships,tanks RGMD,RPG Wizers and sorts of gun for mass destruction but I bet you non of your generation can achieve half of what Achebe has achieved academically!!!!. You can’t discredit the book because its already making storms in Nigeria and beyond!!!!.

  44. Hate is a bad thing n it can cause many bad things for people that hate. All ur hate of Gen Gowon will cause ur down fall. U all have diarrhoea in ur mouth that is why u’ve being talking about Gen Gowon like that. What did u expect Gen Gowon to do?. To allow the country to fall apart. The man did what needed to be done. He did not start de war , he only finished it. U started de war cos of ur greed n believe to dominate n that is what cause ur downfall. So face de fact udeclear war on nigeria so u expect nigeria to do nothing, wake up my friends u’re all living in ur fantasy world. U will never dominate nigeria. Are u really jews? How did u arrive at that where did u find that fact ? U’re in mess.

  45. whats all this…t.he war that hapined so many years back,.am sure most of us where not born then and here we come abuse ourselves instead of looking for means to make thins rite…i pitty our generation while some young confused youth in the past made us suffer now…we are here celebrating hatred you guys think…….tribal war is getting us no where…

  46. It is apparent that Gowon never read the book before condemning it earlier. So also many commentators on the book. Gowon is a murderer and should be charged to ICC at Hague to face trial for genocide against the defenseless Biafran Children.

  47. @ FAKAS, you have spoken well my brother. The type of comments im reading from my brothers sickens me, how can we claim to be christians yet forgives not? Even if Gowon did all what he is accused of, whom are we to judge? We should all help to pray for his forgiveness and for GOD to help him to ask for forgiveness. From my observation about Gowon, he has already repented from his atrocities but stll finding it difficult to make open appology. To me, the Devil is at work over him but he should know that time is running fast. Prof. Achebe is not a poor man by any standard and so doesnt depend on this book. He is a visiting professor in the US and you know what that means. To me, I beleive that Gowon was under preasure by the Housa|Fulani tribes then. Our enemies are not the middle beltherns, they did what they did because they have no choise then. Gowon himself rejected the plan by the hausa|fulani tribe for total extermination of Ibos. Our main enemies are the Hausa|fulanis who see us as domineering and the Yorubas who hated Ibos very much out of jealousy. this are the people we should watch.

  48. Gowon is dead man working.
    Achebe have been made financially long before Adam.

    Gowon you thought you killed me but i survived. I was 5 when you were throwing bombs at me, when you were starving me. Now am 48 with 3 boys, healthy boys.
    I have everything. You have nothing.
    I put a curse on you and you children and children to come. Everybody say Amen. Amen….

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