The State of Biafra shall be a voluntary union of nations with the same irreducible
value-system, culture and historical ties. To join the union of Biafra, each proposed constituent nation or sub-nation listed below must vote in a referendum, where they will unambiguously assert their will to be part of the union of the State of Biafra.
The Purpose of Biafra Autonomous Nations are:
The three branches are the Legislative – the part that makes laws, the Executive –
the part that carries out (executes) the laws, and the Judiciary – the courts that
decide if the law has been broken.
These Separation of Powers helps to make sure people are safe. The executive
branch carries out the laws but cannot make laws to make themselves powerful.
Also the judiciary is responsible for making sure that criminals are punished so that members of the government or legislature cannot ignore the law as the judiciary can check them.
The Executive carries out the day-to-day government and administration of
Biafraland. It proposes laws to the parliament and executes the laws passed by the parliament. The Executive is formed from the majority party or parties in Biafra
Parliament. Members of the Executive (Directorate of State) are all members of
either the Biafra Parliament or National Legislature. The operation of the Executive and the Parliament are inextricably intertwined.
II. Collective parliamentary privileges include:
III. Parliamentary Committees amend bills on the appropriate
subjects. Committee chairpersons are chosen by their
members, on recommendation of the House Committee, and
their factional composition represents that of the Parliament
itself. Committees may elect sub-committees and delegate
powers to them, or establish joint committees for issues
concerning more than one committee. To further their
deliberations, they invite government ministers, senior officials,
and experts in the matter being discussed. Committees may
request explanation and information from any relevant ministers
in any matter within their competence, and the ministers or
persons appointed by them must provide the explanation or
Permanent committees amend proposed legislation dealing with
their area of expertise, and may initiate legislation. However,
such legislation may only deal with Basic Laws and laws dealing
with the Parliament, elections to the Parliament, members of the
Parliament, or National Legislature.
Special committees function in a similar manner to permanent
committees, but are appointed to deal with particular manners at
hand, and can be dissolved or turned into permanent
committees. Parliamentary inquiry committees are appointed by
the Prime Minister to deal with issues viewed as having special
national importance. In addition, there are two types of
committees that convene only when needed: the Interpretations
Committee, made up of the Speaker and eight members chosen
by the House Committee, deals with appeals against the
interpretation given by the Speaker during a sitting of the Prime
Minister to the Parliament rules of procedure or precedents, and
Public Committees, established to deal with issues that are
connected to the Parliament.
IV. Permanent Committees:
The other committees are the Arrangements Committee and the
Ethics Committee. The Ethics Committee is responsible for
jurisdiction over Parliament members who violate the rules of
ethics of the Parliament, or involved in illegal activities outside
the Parliament. Within the framework of responsibility, the
Ethics Committee may place various sanctions on a member,
but is not allowed to restrict a members’ right to vote. The
Arrangements Committee proposes the makeup of the
permanent committees following each election, as well as
suggesting committee chairs, lays down the sitting
arrangements of political parties in the Parliament, and the
distribution of rooms in the Parliament building to members and
4. There shall be a Chamber of Deputies made up of Traditional Rulers and Elders.
a) Members of the Chamber of Deputies shall be elected by the people of the
respective villages/towns of State of Biafra on non-partisan basis.
b) The minimum age to be elected to the Chamber of Deputies shall be
c) Every President of Biafra must come from the Chamber of Deputies. The
Chamber of Deputies shall elect the President of the State of Biafra from
among those qualified for the office of the President within the chamber.
d) Dress code shall be native of traditional wear – no corporate wears will be
e) The Chamber of Deputies shall have an oversight function over the Laws passed by the Parliament of the State of Biafra.
f) The Chamber of Deputies shall elect “The Speaker of the Chamber of
Deputies” who shall head the Chamber of Deputies.
g) The Speaker shall forward the name of the elected President to the Prime
Minister who shall in turn present the name to the Parliament for
h) Members of the Chamber of Deputies shall not belong to any political
party and are in effect custodians of our ancient cultures and tradition.
They epitomize truth, integrity and honor of the people of Biafra.
5. There shall be National Legislatures for each Nation that make up the State of Biafra
a) The Powers of the National Legislature shall devolve from the Nation of
Biafra and guaranteed by the Parliament of Biafra.
b) The head of each National Legislature and by virtue, head of government
business pertaining to that region, shall be called the Premier, who will be
elected by members of the respective National Legislature who will in turn
be elected by the people in a party based national elections.
c) There will be a National Legislature for each Nation that makes up Biafra,
for example the Igala National Legislature.
d) The National Legislatures shall have 100% control over all natural
resources found within its boundaries.
e) National Legislatures shall have full financial/fiscal autonomy pertaining to
the internal workings of that nation.
f) The National Legislature shall have full right to exercise fiscal autonomy
over the economic affairs of the region.
g) The National Legislatures shall have the Right to Self Determination. This
right shall be exercised through a Referendum of the people in an
election. If 2/3 of the people of a particular Nation are in support and
agrees to leave then they MUST be allowed to exit the union peacefully.
Such a Referendum shall be ratified by the State of Biafra Parliament for
h) The National Legislature shall have the powers to break away from the
union and exist independently from the State of Biafra or they can vote to
join with another nation to become one larger Legislature.
6. All Nations of the People of Biafra shall have District Assemblies depending on
population size and geographical spread.
a) The Powers of the District Assembly shall devolve from the National
b) There shall be the office of the Mayor with an administrative Council in
c) The Mayor shall be elected by the people in a regional election.
d) The District Assembly members shall be elected on a fixed term.
7. Any part of Biafraland can vote through a Referendum to leave the union of the
State of Biafra if 2/3 of the people and 2/3 of the members of Parliament of the
Nation are in support and agree to leave. Such a Referendum shall be ratified by the Biafra Parliament for formality sake.
8. National indigenous language(s) shall be the language of business in respective National Legislature.
FISCAL AUTONOMY & NATURAL RESOURCE CONTROL
1.Every Nation in Biafraland shall have full ownership of all natural resources found within their Region, for example the oil and gas found in Izon land belongs to the Izon Nation, the gas, coal and oil found in Ala-Igbo belongs to the Ala-Igbo Nation.The same applies to every nation in Biafraland.
(a) There shall be no individual ownership of natural resource assets in
Biafraland because they are Commonwealth and belongs to all the people
of the nation where they are found. Individuals may own shares and equity
in mining and exploration companies but the practice of a person owning oil
wells will be explicitly prohibited in every part of Biafraland.
(b) Proceeds accruing from the sale of all natural resources shall be used solely
for the development of the nation from where the resources are found.
(c) Companies engaged in the prospecting of natural resources in Biafraland
shall pay royalties to the treasury of the National Legislature of the nation
from where the natural resources are found.
(d) Mining companies of all exportable natural resources in Biafraland shall pay
operational tax accruing, to the Central Government of Biafra ring-fenced for
the infrastructural development of the whole of Biafraland.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/ FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY
1. Elected officials and civil servants shall not operate foreign bank accounts and shall not own properties outside of Biafraland.
2. All employed persons and companies shall pay tax.
3. Compulsory public declaration of assets by civil servants and political office holders before assumption of office. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from office, fine and prosecution.
4. Civil and public servants shall be precluded from engaging in private sector business while still in active service.
5. There shall be free movement of persons, goods and services within Biafran
6. Every adult of a working age or above 18 must complete an annual tax return to the Revenue Department.
1. Education shall be free and compulsory up to Ordinary National Diploma level or it’s vocational equivalent. Parents that fail to send their children to school without valid reason shall be prosecuted.
2. Every child under the age of 12 years shall be the ward of State. Their welfare up to National Primary Health Care provision shall be the responsibility of the State only where parents opt of the scheme and can demonstrate income to cater for the needs of the children under his/her care.
3. Children of civil servants and public office holders shall attend public schools nearest
to their place of residence. Children of Ministers of State are barred from studying
abroad. Should any Minister desire to send their children abroad for studies, they are
expected to first resign from their position as public servants before doing so.
1. There shall be a unified subsidized public health care system across Biafraland
subject to availability of funding.
2. The Health Services Commission shall be responsible for the public health care
3. To make sure that critical infrastructures are developed and maintained, foreign
medical tourism or treatment by elected government officials and civil servants will
be prohibited. Any Minister or political office holder whether elected or appointed
must first resign from their position should they wish to embark upon foreign travel
for the purposes of securing medical treatment.
NATIONAL AND SOCIETAL DEVELOPMENT
1. There shall be a 75years Biafraland development plan which shall focus both on Infrastructural and Societal Development.
2. Human Capital Development not natural resources shall be priority in the
implementation of the 75year development plan.
3. The use of electric generators with the exception of emergency agencies like
hospitals, police, ambulance, fire service and defence headquarters will be
prohibited in Biafraland. Those dealing in electric generators will be encouraged to get involved in power generation and distribution.
4. A Public Accounts Commission shall be put in place which shall verify every
government approved contracts and make same public. Every government contractor project involving the use of public funds must be published in a government journal and made public. Every contract bidding process must be held in the open.
5. Employment, Food, Clothing and Shelter are Fundamental Rights of every Biafran citizen and any national government that fails to meet agreed set targets will be dissolved and fresh elections called.
6. High youth unemployment above 10% of the employable adult population will trigger automatic resignation of the Biafran Prime Minister. Deterioration of Road
infrastructure shall be a ground for the resignation of a Mayor. Irregular electricity
supply shall constitute grounds for the resignation of a Premier.
7. Child Labour like street hawking and other forms of child employment shall be
prohibited and offenders prosecuted.
8. Discrimination in whatever form shall be prohibited and offenders liable for
9. Bribery and corruption shall be prohibited, both givers and takers of bribe shall be prosecuted.
10. All Biafran districts, cities, towns and villages shall have indigenous and native
names as prescribed by our progenitors.
11. Special assistance shall be provided to people with disability in Biafra and it would be against the law to discriminate against disabled or physically challenged persons.
12. Electricity and water supply are fundamental rights of Biafrans and must be
13. The Calabar, Eket, Warri, Igweocha, Oneh and Onitsha seaports shall be upgraded to modern international standard.
1. The Police shall not be routinely armed neither are they allowed to carry guns on the streets of Biafra and when not on duty must be in civilian clothing. It shall be purely a civilian service dedicated to serving the interest of safeguarding lives and properties of Biafrans.
2. There shall be no Police Barracks in Biafraland. Police officers shall go to work from their homes or places of residence as every other civilian.
3. On no account shall the military be deployed on the streets of Biafraland to deal with internal civil unrest. Every internal law enforcement situation will be dealt with by the police.
4. There shall be no Police check points, rather the police shall patrol the highways and street of Biafra in Police vehicles.
5. Special armed Police Response Units and Air Ambulance Units shall be established.
6. All arrests and searches of private property must be by authority of the Magistrates. Where an arrest is made without such authority, the Police must inform a Magistrate within one (1) hour of an arrest.
7. If an arrest is made during Emergency period, the Magistrate must be notified within 24 hours of the arrest.
8. All prosecuting powers shall be vested in the Office of the District Attorney and the Department of Justice. The Police must present all accused persons before a
competent court of law with jurisdiction to hear such matters. If the Police and
Directorate of Justice are found to be have connived to delay the arraignment of an accused person on time, they will be summarily dismissed from their positions and prosecuted.
9. The National Bureau of investigation has the power to arrest and investigate in
accordance with the law but cannot prosecute an offender.
10. There shall be an independent Ethics Commission within the Police authority which shall report to the office of the Attorney General.
11. Accused persons must be charged to court within 48hours of their arrest
12. Bail of arrested persons must be free.
13. The relation or next of Kin of an arrested person must be notified of the arrest within
2 hours of an arrest and a lawyer for the arrested person must be present before
interrogation. Where the arrested person cannot afford a lawyer, the State MUST
provide a lawyer for him/her.
1. Biafra Military shall comprise of the Army, the Air Force, the Navy and Coast Guard
2. The duty of the military shall be to defend the territorial integrity of the State of Biafra against external aggression.
3. The military shall not be seen outside the barracks in military wears/uniform or
carrying guns except during external emergencies and external national security
4. The Military shall not be deployed or mobilised to deal with internal civil issues and unrests. Only the Biafra Parliament and respective National Legislature has the right to vote to levy war.
5. Outside the confines of military barracks every military personnel is effectively a civilian and must not indicate or identify who they are by their military rank unless under interrogation by the Police.
1. The Judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature of Biafra
2. The trial of offenders in criminal trials must be by Jury and not by one Magistrate or Judge deciding the fate of an accused person as this leads to miscarriage of justice.
3. Criminal cases must be concluded within 3 weeks.
4. Fundamental freedom of press, personal opinion, speech and of association shall be protected under the law. It shall be prohibited in law for a journalist, broadcaster or public commentator to be arrested or prosecuted for criticizing the government, her policies or State agents.
1. To protect our environment, Gas flaring and oil spillage shall be an offence.
2. Use of firewood shall be phased out and every building shall have gas pipelines for uninterrupted gas supply to all household.
3. Our polluted farmlands and rivers shall be cleaned up preserved and protected.
4. The natural village settlement shall be protected.
1. Biafran Government shall provide free oil and gas to Oduduwa and Arewa nations to aid their development. This shall be reviewed every 5 years by the Biafra Parliament.
2. There shall be no noise pollution, no sirens, no police escorts and no convoys.
3. Only Emergency vehicles such as Ambulances, Fire Service and Police cars may use sirens when on emergency duties.
4. Heads of foreign governments visiting Biafra may have two (2) front outriders in front and one or two Police cars behind but without sirens.
5. In times of Emergency only emergency services and Agencies shall be mobilized and deployed.
Nations are free to merge and seperate within Biafraland and Nations that are not
within Biafraland are allowed to join Biafra and be part of it as long as the indigenous people of that nation decide through a referendum. For example; Should Bini Indigenous People want to be part of Biafra, the indigenous of Bini will decide if they really want to join through referendum and that they are willing to abide by the laws and rules governing Biafra.
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