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Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by Kingspin(m): 5:43am On Oct 16, 2013
Yoruba, Igbo mistrust cause
of underdevelopment –
Adebanjo on october 16, 2013 at 1:42 am
in news By CLIFFORD NDUJIHE & IKENNA
ASOMBA ELDER STATESMAN and stalwart
of the pan-Yoruba socio-
political group, Afenifere, Chief
Ayo Adebanjo, has urged the
Igbo and Yoruba ethnic
nationalities to join forces and develop the country, arguing
that recurring mistrust
between them has stunted
Nigeria’s socio-economic
development. According to the octogenarian,
if the late Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe
and Chief Obafemi Awolowo
had closed ranks, collaborated
and ruled Nigeria, the country
would have been an oasis of development. He spoke yesterday in Lagos at
the presentation of a 771-page
book: “The Untold Story of the
Nigeria-Biafra War,” written by
Dr Luke Nnaemeka Aneke. Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi
Azikiwe and Ahmadu Bello –
founding fathers of Nigeria Adebanjo picked holes in age-
long comments blaming Igbos
for the 30-month civil war that
claimed about three million
lives, saying “When we
chronicle the diary of what led to the Nigeria-Biafra war, a lot
of people felt the Igbos must
be blamed. There is no doubt
that mistakes were made but
the principle on which war was
fought was on the ground of a person who does not want to
be cheated.” The major mistake Said Adebanjo, who is in full
support of ongoing efforts to
hold a national conference:
“The major blunder the Igbos
and the Yorubas made was
that they misinterpreted friendship. I, Azikiwe and
Awolowo had come together,
will we be where we are
today? So, that was the major
mistake that we made. If
Azikiwe was Prime Minister of Nigeria then and Awolowo was
Minister of Finance, where do
you think Nigeria will be today?
All the wonders of what
happened in the West would
have been replicated in the entire country, with such
collaboration. But, it was never
so.” He continued: “The history of
the war has to be told very
honestly. There has been a lot
of prejudices here and there.
And a lot of friends have been
made enemies all because of book presentations. The
meticulous way, intelligent
manner and chronological
order that the author put the
book is commendable. The
author has been able to move from the trend whereby
previous authors make
unnecessary comments in their
books at a time we ought to
ensure that Nigeria is united
and the various ethnic nationalities live in oneness.
This is not a time when we
should be emphasizing what
separates us. At this point, I want to direct
your attention to what is
captured in the book, how long
the Yorubas and the Igbos have
been coming together to
ensure the unity and progress of Nigeria. When we discuss
this, we have to talk about the
crisis of 1963. When the crisis
came, the President at that
time, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe
waded in to ensure there was peace in the West. “I must also mention that we
must not allow minor things to
separate us because we
committed a lot to keep this
nation one, especially the Igbos
and the Yoruba. Therefore, the Igbos and the Yorubas have no
cause to quarrel. We have our
differences, so, I’m also not
oblivious of the fact that the
tongue and the mouth at times
do quarrel. In those days, in spite of the fact that Zik was a
non-Yoruba, he was very
popular in the West. You hear Zik this, Zik that. In
fact, when the Football Club of
Azikiwe is going to play in
Apapa, we all thronged to that
place to watch the team play.
But, we must remember where we are coming from and go
back to the old times. In view
of what is happening in the
country today, let us learn our
lessons. “It was surprising to some
people when President
Jonathan recently sued for a
national conference because of
his earlier arguments that
there was no need for it. According Chief Obafemi
Awolowo, only an
unreasonable man will see a
superior argument and not
change his mind. In case many
of you don’t know, Azikiwe during his time sued for one
Nigeria based on Unitary
government, The likes of
Awolowo preached Federalism,
which Azikiwe later got
convinced and in 1956 said that federalism was imperative. “Federalism gives room for
each region to develop at their
own pace. After the 1956
conference, it was then
Azikiwe and others were
convinced that Federalism was imperative for there to be a
healthy competitiveness
among the regions. The West
established its own university;
the East did the same and
likewise the North. National conference is
imperative On ongoing debates trailing
national conference moves, he
said: “Our unity in this country
should be that of unity of
purpose. We should not allow
minor things to disunite us. That’s why I’m grateful to the
author in the way he has
presented the book. It will
make the young ones see the
war from an unbiased
perspective. Our unity should not be like that of a horse and
its rider. That’s why this national
conference is imperative at
this moment. And one thing
previous governments had used
to confuse Nigerians is that a
national conference will disintegrate Nigeria and bring
the sovereignty of the
constitution to question. But
come to think of it, is this
present constitution ours? Even
when Obasanjo was been sworn-in in 1999, he swore to
uphold the tenets of the
constitution. Which constitution, is it the
constitution, which he doesn’t
know anything about the
content? Even Gen. Abdulsalami
Abubakar himself said before
the swearing-in that he doesn’t know the content of the
constitution. So, why do you
want to tie us down with a
constitution that you don’t
know the content? In fact let
me say that the constitution that we had at independence
was a better one because it
preached that each region
must be allowed to grow at
their own pace. That was why
the West had free education, the East had free education.
Let us go back to that
constitution. The sovereignty
we all sue for should be that of
the people.”
Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by Kingspin(m): 5:44am On Oct 16, 2013
Jointly organised by Ndigbo
Lagos, Aka-Ikenga and Lower
Niger Congress, notable
persons at the event included
Secretary to the Government of
the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim (who was
represented by his special
adviser, Dr. Ferdinand Agu),
Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu
(rtd), Chief Raymond Obieri,
Professor Laz Ekwueme, Chief Fred Agbeyegbe, Igwe NP
Iloeze, Engr Mike Uzoigwe, Mrs
Nkechi, Chief Martins Agbaso,
Professor Joe Ezeigbo and Kalu
Onuma. Although, the event was meant
to be a book launch, it became
an avenue to rally the South
and the Middle-Belt for
President Goodluck Jonathan’s
proposed national conference, for which a presidential
advisory committee has been
set up to tinker out modalities
on how to proceed. For instance, the Ijaw
delegation was led by Chief TK
Ogoriba, the Itsekiri delegation
was anchored by Chief Fred
Agbeyegbe and the Middle-Belt
Forum was led by Abuga Onalo and the ceremony was chaired
by Chief Ayo Adebanjo, who is
from the South-West. Speaking at the event, Dr Agu
said Nigerians must do the
needful to ensure that the
country does not experience
another civil war. “Lamenting the massive
destruction wrought on the
polity by the war, he said:”It is
our duty as a generation to
ensure that, that history does
not repeat itself… We need dialogue. Let’s prepare our
minds for national
conversation. Let’s hear one
another out. We have many
things to talk about. Without
dialogue we are preparing for confrontation. We have a
nation to build for ourselves
and future generation.” The Igbos have no problem
with Yoruba — Anya In a welcome speech, the
President General of Ndigbo
Lagos, Professor Anya O Anya,
said The book is a must read,
as we are all aware that we
have a young generation who don’t know the history of this
nation. Therefore, it’s
important that we make them
conscious of history has been.
We the old ones must remind
the younger ones that the rules have changed, through a book
like this. Before the war, the
Igbos had no problems with
the North or the West. But the
Igbos were only standing up
against the injustice meted against them. But the fact
remains that we wouldn’t have
gone to the war. The major problems we have
encountered in this time past,
is that Nigeria has been in
disrepair in the midst of plenty
and governance don’t face the
welfare of the common people. It’s unfortunate that Nigeria
has the highest level of poverty
and youth unemployment in
the world. It’s also sympathetic
that I have never seen a nation
like Nigeria where the people are dismissive and negative
about their country. “Our politics is so bad that
most politicians are never
concerned about building the
nation but what they can take
out of the nation, even if they
can take it from the pockets of others. Imagine, the North that
has been at the helms of
affairs in this country for over
40 years is engulfed in poverty
and insecurity even till date.
Their contradictions caused it. We might as well say that it
serves them right,but should
we allow them to continue this
way? The answer is no, because
should this continue, it will
soon engulf the entire nation. From now on, the Igbos and
other Nigerians should come
together to build a greater and
indivisible Nigeria. “Today, Jonathan out of
pressure has bowed to
National conference. Ironically,
the earlier agitators for this
conference are the ones saying
no to it. This is why I say that our politics in this nation must
change. It must no longer be
the politics of nay saying. Reviewing the book, Dr Douglas
Anaele passionately recounted
the genesis of the war, pogrom
against Biafran children,
sacrifices made by white nuns
and others during the war, how the war could have been
averted and the role of Chief
Obafemi Awolowo and General
Yakubu Gowon and described
the book as a ‘window into the
untold story of the Nigeria- Biafra war.” He said if Awolowo had
fulfilled his promise of having
West Nigeria leave if East
seceded, not joined Gowon to
fight Biafra and used
starvation as a weapon, the destruction would have been
minimised. He also wondered why Nigeria
did not reap from the
technological know-how of
Biafran scientists after the war
if the Nigerian government did
not hate the Igbos. Reacting to Anele’s review,
Adebanjo, and Awoist said:
“There has been a lot of
misinterpretation on the part
played by Awolowo before the
war. Let’s not forget that during the war, Chief Awolowo
went to see Ojukwu in Enugu,
one of the things that is not on
record is in fact, he went
against the advice of Gowon
and others. It was even said that he went to conspire with
Ojukwu. Those who have confidential
access to the report at that
time will see what was written
about Chief Awolowo, when he
came back from the East. What
happened then was he went to convince Ojukwu not to go to
war. Let us stay here and settle
these things amicably. Ojukwu
assured Awolowo that he was
not going to go to war, but two
weeks later Ojukwu insisted that there must be war. That is the truth. Ladies and
gentlemen, whether we like it
or not, we are bound to live
together, but I want you to
imagine that until the
starvation came, the war was on. Following the chronology of
this book, Awolowo who was
in Gowon’s cabinet, who never
wanted the war said, the best
way to end this fratricidal war
is to stop the food allocation going to the Biafra region,
because he said that anything
that must allow the war end
must be done.”
www.vanguardngr.com
Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by cKaiser: 6:02am On Oct 16, 2013
Kingspin: Reviewing the book, Dr Douglas
Anaele passionately recounted
the genesis of the war, pogrom
against Biafran children,
sacrifices made by white nuns
and others during the war, how the war could have been
averted and the role of Chief
Obafemi Awolowo and General
Yakubu Gowon and described
the book as a ‘window into the
untold story of the Nigeria- Biafra war.” He said if Awolowo had
fulfilled his promise of having
West Nigeria leave if East
seceded, not joined Gowon to
fight Biafra and used
starvation as a weapon, the destruction would have been
minimised.

The lies and half truth again. Mr Douglas didnt explain to us what the Biafrans troops were looking for In Yoruba territory when they could have attacked the North they had a problem with.

If Biafra didnt attack Yorubaland then the Yorubas wouldnt have got themselves involved in the master-Slave war between the hausa masters and their slave

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Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by Kingspin(m): 6:38am On Oct 16, 2013
cKaiser:

The lies and half truth again. Mr Douglas didnt explain to us what the Biafrans troops were looking for In Yoruba territory when they could have attacked the North they had a problem with.

If Biafra didnt attack Yorubaland then the Yorubas wouldnt have got themselves involved in the master-Slave war between the hausa masters and their slave
Did you read the massage very well cos there is a lesson that we all shouldnt tore with which is peaceful co-existence and at for your comment you could get the book for more details.

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Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by Awakullowo: 7:18am On Oct 16, 2013
cKaiser:

The lies and half truth again. Mr Douglas didnt explain to us what the Biafrans troops were looking for In Yoruba territory when they could have attacked the North they had a problem with.

If Biafra didnt attack Yorubaland then the Yorubas wouldnt have got themselves involved in the master-Slave war between the hausa masters and their slave

I don't know why ibos can not say the truth just for once. Lie is in their genes.

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Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by ikweremilitant: 7:49am On Oct 16, 2013
Kingspin: Yoruba, Igbo mistrust cause
of underdevelopment –
Adebanjo on october 16, 2013 at 1:42 am
in news By CLIFFORD NDUJIHE & IKENNA
ASOMBA ELDER STATESMAN and stalwart
of the pan-Yoruba socio-
political group, Afenifere, Chief
Ayo Adebanjo, has urged the
Igbo and Yoruba ethnic
nationalities to join forces and develop the country, arguing
that recurring mistrust
between them has stunted
Nigeria’s socio-economic
development. According to the octogenarian,
if the late Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe
and Chief Obafemi Awolowo
had closed ranks, collaborated
and ruled Nigeria, the country
would have been an oasis of development. He spoke yesterday in Lagos at
the presentation of a 771-page
book: “The Untold Story of the
Nigeria-Biafra War,” written by
Dr Luke Nnaemeka Aneke. Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi
Azikiwe and Ahmadu Bello –
founding fathers of Nigeria Adebanjo picked holes in age-
long comments blaming Igbos
for the 30-month civil war that
claimed about three million
lives, saying “When we
chronicle the diary of what led to the Nigeria-Biafra war, a lot
of people felt the Igbos must
be blamed. There is no doubt
that mistakes were made but
the principle on which war was
fought was on the ground of a person who does not want to
be cheated.” The major mistake Said Adebanjo, who is in full
support of ongoing efforts to
hold a national conference:
“The major blunder the Igbos
and the Yorubas made was
that they misinterpreted friendship. I, Azikiwe and
Awolowo had come together,
will we be where we are
today? So, that was the major
mistake that we made. If
Azikiwe was Prime Minister of Nigeria then and Awolowo was
Minister of Finance, where do
you think Nigeria will be today?
All the wonders of what
happened in the West would
have been replicated in the entire country, with such
collaboration. But, it was never
so.” He continued: “The history of
the war has to be told very
honestly. There has been a lot
of prejudices here and there.
And a lot of friends have been
made enemies all because of book presentations. The
meticulous way, intelligent
manner and chronological
order that the author put the
book is commendable. The
author has been able to move from the trend whereby
previous authors make
unnecessary comments in their
books at a time we ought to
ensure that Nigeria is united
and the various ethnic nationalities live in oneness.
This is not a time when we
should be emphasizing what
separates us. At this point, I want to direct
your attention to what is
captured in the book, how long
the Yorubas and the Igbos have
been coming together to
ensure the unity and progress of Nigeria. When we discuss
this, we have to talk about the
crisis of 1963. When the crisis
came, the President at that
time, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe
waded in to ensure there was peace in the West. “I must also mention that we
must not allow minor things to
separate us because we
committed a lot to keep this
nation one, especially the Igbos
and the Yoruba. Therefore, the Igbos and the Yorubas have no
cause to quarrel. We have our
differences, so, I’m also not
oblivious of the fact that the
tongue and the mouth at times
do quarrel. In those days, in spite of the fact that Zik was a
non-Yoruba, he was very
popular in the West. You hear Zik this, Zik that. In
fact, when the Football Club of
Azikiwe is going to play in
Apapa, we all thronged to that
place to watch the team play.
But, we must remember where we are coming from and go
back to the old times. In view
of what is happening in the
country today, let us learn our
lessons. “It was surprising to some
people when President
Jonathan recently sued for a
national conference because of
his earlier arguments that
there was no need for it. According Chief Obafemi
Awolowo, only an
unreasonable man will see a
superior argument and not
change his mind. In case many
of you don’t know, Azikiwe during his time sued for one
Nigeria based on Unitary
government, The likes of
Awolowo preached Federalism,
which Azikiwe later got
convinced and in 1956 said that federalism was imperative. “Federalism gives room for
each region to develop at their
own pace. After the 1956
conference, it was then
Azikiwe and others were
convinced that Federalism was imperative for there to be a
healthy competitiveness
among the regions. The West
established its own university;
the East did the same and
likewise the North. National conference is
imperative On ongoing debates trailing
national conference moves, he
said: “Our unity in this country
should be that of unity of
purpose. We should not allow
minor things to disunite us. That’s why I’m grateful to the
author in the way he has
presented the book. It will
make the young ones see the
war from an unbiased
perspective. Our unity should not be like that of a horse and
its rider. That’s why this national
conference is imperative at
this moment. And one thing
previous governments had used
to confuse Nigerians is that a
national conference will disintegrate Nigeria and bring
the sovereignty of the
constitution to question. But
come to think of it, is this
present constitution ours? Even
when Obasanjo was been sworn-in in 1999, he swore to
uphold the tenets of the
constitution. Which constitution, is it the
constitution, which he doesn’t
know anything about the
content? Even Gen. Abdulsalami
Abubakar himself said before
the swearing-in that he doesn’t know the content of the
constitution. So, why do you
want to tie us down with a
constitution that you don’t
know the content? In fact let
me say that the constitution that we had at independence
was a better one because it
preached that each region
must be allowed to grow at
their own pace. That was why
the West had free education, the East had free education.
Let us go back to that
constitution. The sovereignty
we all sue for should be that of
the people.”
when wise men talk fools like tinubu should listen

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Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by raytony: 7:51am On Oct 16, 2013
War start between all the tribal loyalist on Nairaland. Now bring out your ammunitions and start firing at each other. I bet most of you that will display your sentimental views were not yet born during the war and you have not taken time to read through all that transpired before, during and after the war.
Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by ikweremilitant: 7:54am On Oct 16, 2013
cKaiser:

The lies and half truth again. Mr Douglas didnt explain to us what the Biafrans troops were looking for In Yoruba territory when they could have attacked the North they had a problem with.

If Biafra didnt attack Yorubaland then the Yorubas wouldnt have got themselves involved in the master-Slave war between the hausa masters and their slave
as well as hypocrisy backstabing talkng frm d both side of d mouth nd cowardice run in d vains of yorubas

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Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by luvinhubby(m): 7:57am On Oct 16, 2013
GOD BLESS TRUE ELDERS LIKE ADEBANJO WHO STILL HAVE THE UNBIASED TRUTHS TO SAY, IMAGINE WHAT WE COULD HAVE BEEN WITH AN AWOLOWO/AZIKIWE JOINT LEADERSHIP IN THIS COUNTRY. MY YORUBA BROTHERS LOST IT WHEN THEY RELEGATED GENUINE STATESMEN LIKE ADEBANJO AND FALAE AND ARE HYPING A LOOTING TINUBU. CAN WE IGNORE WHAT DIVIDES US (IGBOS & YORUBA) AND FOCUS ON WHAT BINDS US TO MOVE FORWARD, BECAUSE THE DESTINY OF THIS NATION RESTS ON THIS TWO TRIBES.

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Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by Nobody: 8:07am On Oct 16, 2013
you quoted the entire doc to say just this! shocked

ikwere militant: when wise men talk fools like tinubu should listen
Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by Nobody: 8:10am On Oct 16, 2013
No WAY!

luvinhubby: GOD BLESS TRUE ELDERS LIKE ADEBANJO WHO STILL HAVE THE UNBIASED TRUTHS TO SAY, IMAGINE WHAT WE COULD HAVE BEEN WITH AN AWOLOWO/AZIKIWE JOINT LEADERSHIP IN THIS COUNTRY. MY YORUBA BROTHERS LOST IT WHEN THEY RELEGATED GENUINE STATESMEN LIKE ADEBANJO AND FALAE AND ARE HYPING A LOOTING TINUBU. CAN WE IGNORE WHAT DIVIDES US (IGBOS & YORUBA) AND FOCUS ON WHAT BINDS US TO MOVE FORWARD, BECAUSE THE DESTINY OF THIS NATION RESTS ON THIS TWO TRIBES.
Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by Nobody: 8:12am On Oct 16, 2013
HA HA HA Yorubas' are cowards abi? But Ikwere's oil wells are being taken over by Bayelsa what have you done about it...chest self-servicer!

ikwere militant: as well as hypocrisy backstabing talkng frm d both side of d mouth nd cowardice run in d vains of yorubas

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Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by Slizbeat(m): 8:23am On Oct 16, 2013
We igbos have no problem with the Yorubas. The only problem we have with them is that "they fail to understand that the North is not friendly indeed". They keep on allying with the North and getting stabbed always but are yet to discover the true cause of their problems. If they would stand up against the North for a Southern president(Be it Yoruba, Igbo or Ijaw e.t.c) until 40 years time or agree to peaceful succession, then they have our backing. It's high time we all fight for a single course.

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Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by utumunta(m): 8:24am On Oct 16, 2013
Awolowo never had a genuine intention of working with Zik. Their alliance would have been like that of Tinubu and Buhari, where one props up another as leader but secretly working to undermine him.
Zik saw beyond the facade of Awo's pretended friendship and chose to allign with the enemies he knows( the devil you know...). Awo succeeded in proving his love for the Igbos during and after the civil war. Tinubu has embarked on same venture today.
Let us go back to fiscal federalism. Let every state develop at it's own pace. This would spark off a healthy competition and make the centre weak. Until then, any alliance with any or between ethnic nationalities to dominate another will be likened to white-washed sepulcres, full of rotten flesh and bones. It would be a matter of time before the betrayal sneeze would blow the leaves off the rotten corpses and we are back to square one!

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Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by ketoprofen(m): 8:48am On Oct 16, 2013
cKaiser:

The lies and half truth again. Mr Douglas didnt explain to us what the Biafrans troops were looking for In Yoruba territory when they could have attacked the North they had a problem with.

If Biafra didnt attack Yorubaland then the Yorubas wouldnt have got themselves involved in the master-Slave war between the hausa masters and their slave

Where was the seat of the then FG of Nigeria?
Lagos.

where was the FG fighting Biafra from? Lagos.

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Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by Kponkwem(m): 8:49am On Oct 16, 2013
The crisis of Nigeria can only be resolved through a return to federalism. The country is not yet a nation-state. Let the disparate groups get the chance to develop in their own way and at their own pace. This is only way to avert recurring violence and another civil war.

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Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by ketoprofen(m): 8:55am On Oct 16, 2013
@ OP, y was the man blaming igbos for causing the war without blaming Awolowo and the rest of Nigerian tribalists for what they did to Igbo after the war?

This country should divide biko, u go fear forming alliance with cowardly chameleons.
I saw what later came out of the alliance btw ojukwu. and awolowo.
Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by ak47mann(m): 10:26am On Oct 16, 2013
cool
The Rising Sun

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Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by Willy2willy: 10:50am On Oct 16, 2013
cKaiser:
If Biafra didnt attack Yorubaland then the Yorubas wouldnt have got themselves involved in the master-Slave war between the hausa masters and their slave
Biafra never attack Yorubaland because as of that time Yorubas were not considered an enemy and tell me why Hausa/Fulani North should use Yorubaland as a command and control headquarter to declare war on Biafra.

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Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by lygn19(m): 10:53am On Oct 16, 2013
Dz yoruba's keep living in falsehood and lies, well I don't blame them that's der nature,,,
The only reason y d Biafran Army ever ventured into the southwest wz because of Lagos which was Nigeria's capital as at then, I heard dat as at then they had info that GOWON was der.
Y d hausa/fulani fellows, one thing I ve for u is that ur time shall come, 4 soldiers planned a coup, and coincidentially the soldiers were from d south, u ppl killed d soldiers dat initiated d coup, after u finished killing dem, u ventured into the ordinary soldiers dat had nothing to do with d coup,when u were don't, u went to the civilian population that had no business with military,nor govt, when they left and went back to there region, u ppl started planning on attacking them in there region,,,the leaders went to ghana made a conference and agreed on how d country was to be run, ur leaders came back from ghana and made a U-turn, d Igbo leaders declared BIAFRA, war started, u said they must come back to one Nigeria,,, d one's that said they don't agree with Biafra dat stayed in Nigeria u located them and killed them, the ones that fleed and joined Biafra u did the same too... Even Asaba that was not part of Biafra, u went to the City, lined up every male dat wz above 10years and shut them... When Biafra wz declared defunct by Philip effiong, d Igbo's came back,just for u ppl to seize all der money, der properties, etc, for 20pounds...lol''' ppl don't know y when this northerners threaten we Igbo's we keep laughing,its other southern tribes they can threaten and they shiver, because there is nothing this northerners want to do to us that we haven't experienced b4,,, and do u knw one special thing, this story reminds me of d Isrealites in Egypt. GOD is wiser than Men.

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Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by cashkid18(m): 12:57pm On Oct 16, 2013
who still wnts to form an alliance wit tribe known for cowardice n backstabbing ..its only a stranger who dont know their true colour will do dt

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Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by Ojiofor: 1:49pm On Oct 16, 2013
As they said....TRUTH IS THE FIRST VICTIM OF WAR...Biafra war is good example.

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Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by cKaiser: 2:26pm On Oct 16, 2013
Slizbeat: We igbos have no problem with the Yorubas. The only problem we have with them is that "they fail to understand that the North is not friendly indeed". They keep on allying with the North and getting stabbed always but are yet to discover the true cause of their problems. If they would stand up against the North for a Southern president(Be it Yoruba, Igbo or Ijaw e.t.c) until 40 years time or agree to peaceful succession, then they have our backing. It's high time we all fight for a single course.

Guess who have been allying with the North

Balewa- Azikwe
Shagari-Ekwueme
Tofa-Ugo
Atiku-Soludo/Ben Obi

When Awolowo offered to be Ziks deputy, Azikwe declined preferring to be a Hausa slave

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Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by Kingspin(m): 4:10pm On Oct 16, 2013
cKaiser:

Guess who have been allying with the North

Balewa- Azikwe
Shagari-Ekwueme
Tofa-Ugo
Atiku-Soludo/Ben Obi

When Awolowo offered to be Ziks deputy, Azikwe declined preferring to be a Hausa slave
You must be a baby joking with a stranger. The other Nigerians has problem with the igbo people not the other way round. Yorubas are much more afraid to hit the Hausas even when they gave you guys several blows Yorubas bow cowardly remember, the JUNE 12 election & Ahaji Mustapha release, the man that kill Abiola's wife since than what happen. The Yorubas are best men to Hausa people always scare to take risk. The only major connection btw Hausa and Yoruba people is the fact that they both share the same religion(Islam). If you watch cloesly Yoruba govnors are largely Muslims and if you wna get to the top join muslim just like what is happening in Kwara state. I am not aganist it but it play a role. You know Muslims operate like cult boys. Islam is one thing that bring Hausa/Yoruba together esp their government. Dnt say how? in Nigeria politican/government in charge determines the direct of the people. The Hausas and Yorubas also shared Nigeria immediately after the civil war and even the Niger Delta oil well. The Hausas took the lion share history can tell us more. The top richest Nigerians touched oil wells in blocks before any other thing ,non of them use their brain like the Bill Gates. That one of the hiding conspiracy about Nigeria, a situation were Hausa man will rule for 20years before given Yorubas man one one chance to rule and thats OBJ. But Hausas know how to silence Yorubas take it or leave it.Is a fact that some people enjoy being a servant while others become Master.

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Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by cashkid18(m): 4:27pm On Oct 16, 2013
Kingspin:
You must be a baby joking with a stranger. The other Nigerians has problem with the igbo people not the other way round. Yorubas are much more afraid to hit the Hausas even when they gave you guys several blows Yorubas bow cowardly remember, the JUNE 12 election & Ahaji Mustapha release, the man that kill Abiola's wife since than what happen. The Yorubas are best men to Hausa people always scare to take risk. The only major connection btw Hausa and Yoruba people is the fact that they both share the same religion(Islam). If you watch cloesly Yoruba govnors are largely Muslims and if you wna get to the top join muslim just like what is happening in Kwara state. I am not aganist it but it play a role. You know Muslims operate like cult boys. Islam is one thing that bring Hausa/Yoruba together esp their government. Dnt say how? in Nigeria politican/government in charge determines the direct of the people. The Hausas and Yorubas also shared Nigeria immediately after the civil war and even the Niger Delta oil well. The Hausas took the lion share history can tell us more. The top richest Nigerians touched oil wells in blocks before any other thing ,non of them use their brain like the Bill Gates. That one of the hinding conspiracy about Nigeria, a situation were Hausa man will rule for 20years before given Yorubas man one one chance to rule and thats OBJ. But Hausas know how to silence Yorubas take it or leave it.Is a fact that some people enjoy being a servant while others become Master.
dis is wat i call BOko-Bomb finishin grin grin

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Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by lygn19(m): 4:45pm On Oct 16, 2013
cashkid18: dis is wat i call BOko-Bomb finishin grin grin
LoL...they call it flawless
Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by DerideGull(m): 4:48pm On Oct 16, 2013
cKaiser:

The lies and half truth again. Mr Douglas didnt explain to us what the Biafrans troops were looking for In Yoruba territory when they could have attacked the North they had a problem with.

If Biafra didnt attack Yorubaland then the Yorubas wouldnt have got themselves involved in the master-Slave war between the hausa masters and their slave

I guess you can tell us what Adekunle, Gowon, Yoruba and Nigerian troops were doing in Biafran territories before Biafra’s counterattack that saw then in western region.

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Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by dridowu: 4:52pm On Oct 16, 2013
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Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by biafranqueen: 5:11pm On Oct 16, 2013
let us go back to fiscal federalism. Let every state develop at it's own pace. This would spark off a healthy competition and make the centre weak. Until then, any alliance with any or between ethnic nationalities to dominate another will be likened to white-washed sepulcres, full of rotten flesh and bones. It would be a matter of time before the betrayal sneeze would blow the leaves off the rotten corpses and we are back to square one!
True Federalism is the only way right now. We should focus on building up our individual areas. At this point my people are not sure if they want a President or to separate entirely. So the best and quickest option is to create a fiscal federalism as you pointed out.

BTW I find it interesting as well that NL people that were not even born in the 60's would continue this counterproductive tribalism, when in actuality all the tribes are co-existing in harmony, every where in the world. I also find it interesting that those spewing the most hate don't even live in Nigeria and are the main culprits causing confusion and promoting hatred among the tribes. When will we learn that the true enemies are the elite that have been ruling us for the past 50 years. Divide and conquer, is an old game and we the spectators are continuously falling for it. The leaders/elite in 9ja regardless of tribe all eat, drink and spread money together. They are just laughing at us fighting for parties, tribes etc;
Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by cashkid18(m): 5:22pm On Oct 16, 2013
lygn19:
LoL...they call it flawless
flawless victory grin grin
Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by alex101(m): 5:28pm On Oct 16, 2013
biafranqueen:
BTW I find it interesting as well that NL people that were not even born in the 60's would continue this counterproductive tribalism, when in actuality all the tribes are co-existing in harmony, every where in the world. I also find it interesting that those spewing the most hate don't even live in Nigeria and are the main culprits causing confusion and promoting hatred among the tribes. When will we learn that the true enemies are the elite that have been ruling us for the past 50 years.
I guess boko haram that are killing southerners (of which Igbo is part of), don't live in the dungeon called nigeria,,,,they (boko haramists) are doing the killings from outside nigeria undecided.

Those that arrested, tortured and deported their so called "fellow nigerians" from Lagos back to the Onitsha in the dead of the night, did so from outside of the cesspit called nigeria?

Yes, you're right that majority of us weren't born in the 60's, but one thing is clear,,,,I'm speaking as a 100% IGBO son: that NEVER again will we allow one fool/id!oot in the mould of Zik to convince Ndigbo to embrace the dungeon called "one-nigeria" without a plan B. Ndigbo must embrace and practise tribalism like every other junkie inhabiting that hell called nigeria. It's this naivety on the part of Ndigbo that has made them fall prey to much weaker groups in nigeria.

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Re: Yoruba, Igbo Mistrust Cause Of Underdevelopment- Adebanjo by shineeye: 5:37pm On Oct 16, 2013
No single shame at all sad

APC syndrome

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