This book is not an ordinary biography of a great man. It is a well researched, courageous and lucid presentation of the true essence of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu as the foremost Nigerian patriot, an African legend of the 20th and earty 21st century who, for over forty years, rermained Nigeria’s most controversial figure whose life, words. actions and reactions impacted heavily on the Nigerian political landscape and, to a large extent, were very significant in the redefinition of the country’s evolving socio-political milieu; a man as much loved andfor respected by many Nigerians and non-Nigerians worldwide, for what he stood for, just as he was equally feared and/or hated by some others for the same reason.

This second edition contains a sample of the myriad of tributes and encomiums that poured in soon after his death in a London hospital on 26th November, 2011.

It also contains the full text of the historic Ahiara Declaration of 29th May, 1969 in which the principles of the ‘Biafran Revolution’ were articulated and expounded. In it, Ojukwu literally poured out himself on his ideal of a truly independent, people-oriented, black African state, of which Biafra was to serve as a model.

Furthermore, the book draws specific attention to the unacceptable level of marginalization and injustice against the Easterners, nay the lgbos, and emphasizes the philosophical and contextual meaning of Biafra as a reaction against intolerable injustice and estrangement within one’s own country.

Hence, it sounds a patriotic warning to Nigeria to reappraise her concept of national unity, while urging the lgbos and their Niger-Delta neighbours to close ranks in the pursuit of their legitimate rights.

The book is a must for all who desire a clearer insight into the essence of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu vis-a-vis the ordeals and predicament of the lgbos and their Niger-Delta compatriots in the contemporary political history of Nigeria.

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