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    Biafra House to Open in D.C., U.S.A.

    (Suday, 23rd September, 2001)

    By Chief Charles O. Okereke, Nigeria Masterweb

    Chief Ralph Uwazuruike Uwazuruike & MASSOB Guards
             Chief Ralph Uwazuruike                    Uwazuruike & MASSOB Guards

    Nigeria Masterweb received exactly at 8.12 am(US central standard time) by email, a flyer for the launching of Biafra House and symposia in Washington D.C., U.S.A. The launching and symposia are organized by Biafra Foundation and Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra(MASSOB). Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu and Chief Ralph Uwazuruike-MASSOB Leader, according to the flyer are the special guests of honor.

    People of the eastern states of Nigeria, both Igbos and non-Igbos have been crying marginalization in the scheme of things by the government. MASSOB believe Igbos are not fully integrated in the Nigerian polity, and that conditions which led to the attempted secession in 1967 and the ensuing war still prevail. The civil war that lasted till January, 1970 claimed about a million lives. Most of the casualties were Biafran civillians who died of starvation from scarcity of food caused by economic blocade of Biafra by the Federal government. MASSOB believe the only way out for Igbos is through self determination under an independent state of Biafra.

    The purpose and functions of Biafra House when launched are yet to be disclosed. A copy of the flyer is reproduced below.


    Biafra Foundation in association with the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) cordially invites you to the official opening of BIAFRA HOUSE.

    Friday, September 28, 2001: 11AM Until 3:00PM
    Symposia on Islamization; Continuing genocide against Biafrans; & Conflict resolution
    Howard University (Law School Campus),
    3rd Floor, Holy Cross Hall
    2900 Van Ness ST, NW, Wash., DC, 20008

    Saturday, September, 29, 2001: 12 Noon
    Pep rally at 733 15TH ST NW, Wash., DC, 20005

    Saturday, September 29, 2001: Gala Night, 9PM until 3AM
    VENUE: 4250 Harewood Road NE Washington, DC
    (Ukrainian Catholic Shrine of the Holy Family)

    Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu
    Chief Ralph Uwazuruike-MASSOB Leader

    Directions to Gala Night venue: From 95 South, proceed toward Baltimore, 95 South divides in two about 30 miles after Baltimore, bear left to proceed on 495 South (Richmond), exit at 19A ( 50 West, Washington), follow 50 West toward Washington where it becomes New York Avenue, exit on South Dakota Avenue( exit is on the right), follow South Dakota Avenue for 13 lights, turn left into Michigan Avenue, go up Michigan Avenue 9 lights, turn into Harewood and go to 4250 Harewood Road. From any point in DC, proceed toward Michigan Avenue, turn in the direction of Catholic University, turn left into Harewood Road( fourth light) continue on to 4250 Harewood Road.

    Gate Fee: $20.00 & there will be plenty of Biafran dishes and a cash bar.
    For more information, please contact:
    Biafra Foundation. 733 15TH ST NW, Suite 700. Washington, DC. 20005
    PH: 202 347-2983. E-mail: biafrafoundation@yahoo.com

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