Late American billionaire business magnate and former Apples founder, Steve Jobs, renounced christianity and subsequently discontinued going to church because of Biafra.
In a bestselling authorized biography written by Walter Isaacson, it was revealed that Biafra had something to do with Mr. Jobs’ renunciation of Christianity.
As a 13-year-old, the late inventor extraordinaire had confronted his Lutheran Church pastor with a photograph of two starving Biafran children on the cover of Life magazine.
The young Steve asked his teacher whether God was aware of the plight of the children.
Once he was assured that divine omniscience implied that God had such knowledge, Steve Jobs, there and then, announced his divorce from Christianity.
Below is an excerpt from the biography;
Even though they were not fervent about their faith, Jobs’s parents wanted him to have a religious upbringing, so they took him to the Lutheran church most Sundays.
That came to an end when he was thirteen. In July 1968 Life magazine published a shocking cover showing a pair of starving children in Biafra.
Jobs took it to Sunday school and confronted the church’s pastor. “If I raise my finger, will God know which one I’m going to raise before I do it?”
The pastor answered, “Yes, God knows everything.”
Jobs then pulled out the Life cover and asked, “Well, does God know about this and what’s going to happen to those children?”
“Steve, I know you don’t understand, but yes, God knows about that.”
Jobs announced that he didn’t want to have anything to do with worshipping such a God, and he never went back to church.
Jobs died at his home in California, around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, due to complications from a relapse of islet-cell pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, which resulted in respiratory arrest.
He had lost consciousness the day before and died with his wife, children, and sisters at his side.
Nnamdi Kanu Is Igbo’s Greatest Enemy In The Last 200 Years — Ohanaeze Declares
The apex Igbo socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has described Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as the greatest enemy of Igbo people in the last 200 years.
Ohanaeze’s Secretary General, Barr. Uche Okwukwu in a chat with Daily Post claimed that Kanu collected money from enemies of Igbos to destroy the Southeast.
Okwukwu maintained that the actions of the IPOB leader was undermining the chances of the Southeast to produce the next Nigeria’s president.
He said: “This is a man that asked Igbo to destroy their Voters Registration Cards and not to vote. 48 hours to the election, he collected money from PDP and asked the people to vote; so what will they have used to vote?
“Kanu’s action undermines the interest of Ndigbo politically. He’s an enemy of the Igbo man. In any serious land and clime, they will catch him and flog him because he’s undermining our people.
“Today, you can see the votes that came out of Igbo land, three thousand votes from Abia; 600,000 votes from Anambra; 500,000 votes from Enugu; 300,000 votes from Ebonyi; 500, 000 votes from Imo. Is that the number of votes that will produce Igbo president?
“All the votes from the Southeast are not up to that of Jigawa and Katsina, so Nnamdi Kanu is commissioned to destroy the Igbo race. The enemies of Ndigbo gave him money to destroy us. He’s the greatest enemy of Ndigbo in the last 200 years. I equate him to a slave master.”
The Ohanaeze’s Secretary General lamented that the separatist’s continued insults on President Muhammadu Buhari was affecting the chances of the Southeast politically.
He claimed that Buhari will install a president in 2023 but Kanu’s action would hinder the chances of the Southeast coming out as next president.
He said: “I have said this time without number that APC will win the 2023 presidential election; you know and I also know that Buhari will install a president, you don’t need a prophet to tell you that in the next three years, Buhari will decide the next president of the country.
“So, Kanu’s continued insult on the president and shifting Igbo from the APC is weakening us. APC will install the president and Igbo people are not in the party. Igbos in APC are being insulted, they are insulting Ngige, Okorocha, Orji Uzor Kalu, meanwhile APC will produce the president, Buhari will install the President in 2023.
APC does not need Nnamdi Kanu to win election. They have won the presidential election twice without the votes of the South-South and South-East. Buhari became president without the vote of our people, he ran again without the vote of our people, so he will still install a president without our votes.”
Okwukwu also appealed to Buhari to give the presidency to the Southeast in the interest of fairness and equity.
“We are appealing to Buhari and APC that in the interest of equity and fairness to give the presidency to Igbo and to produce a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction. I don’t care where he comes from. (Daily Post)
Nigerian Army Can’t Win War Against Boko Haram — Nnamdi Kanu
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Monday said that Nigeria and its Armed Forces cannot win the fight against Boko Haram insurgents because they lack focus in their legitimate duty.
He also alleged that the Nigerian Army has turned soldiers into policemen manning multiple checkpoints in the peaceful South, where they are collecting bribe at road blocks when they ought to be in the North fighting the terror groups.
Reacting to a statement credited to the President of Chad Republic, Idriss Deby, that “Nigeria is absent in the fight against Boko Haram”, Mazi Kanu, alleged that the Nigerian Armed Forces cannot concentrate in their legitimate work because they are busy perpetrating unprofessional conducts. He said that it will be impossible for the army to defeat the insurgents in the North because Nigeria as a country has never won any war on its own without outside help.
“Without Britain, Russia and Egypt, Nigeria could not have prevailed over Biafra. How therefore can any sensible person expect them to defeat Boko Haram? How can Nigerian Army be present when they are busy looking for other things? How can Buratai’s Nigerian Army be present when they are busy invading homes of innocent civilians and looking for unarmed citizens to deal with?
“Nigerian Army cannot be present to fight Boko Haram and other insurgents when they have turned soldiers into policemen manning multiple checkpoints in the peaceful South, collecting bribe with POS at road blocks when they ought to be in the North fighting the terror groups there.
“Nigerian Army cannot be present when it is made up of the same terrorists they are expected to fight. Nigeria has never won any war on its own without outside help. Without Britain, Russia and Egypt, they could not have prevailed over Biafra. How therefore can any sensible person expect them to defeat Boko Haram?”
JUST IN: Biafra Leader Tests Positive For Coronavirus
The National President of the Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, Princewill Chimezie Richard has tested positive for COVID-19.
The group disclosed this in a statement to Daily Post on Monday by BNYL Press Secretary, Richard Dianabasi.
According to Dianabasi, the BNYL leader tested positive because he received his brother who returned from Sweden days ago “and who also tested positive at a quarantine unit in Lagos.”
Meanwhile, the National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Monday night confirmed 20 New cases of coronavirus in Nigeria, bringing the total to 131.
Recall that the country also recorded another COVID-19 death on Monday, making the total number of coronavirus deaths in Nigeria, 2.
Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, made the disclosure at a media briefing on Monday.
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