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|Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by Ereolamide: 4:16pm On Sep 14|
I don't intend to mock Igbos, Igbos have the right to self-determination; whatever ways they choose to pursue it and its consequences are none of my business.
Our elders say that 'Ogbon ologbon ko je ka pe agba in were', 'Agba to jin so koto o ko ara yoku logbon'
Some months ago a young man released a video claiming to be the chosen leader of Yoruba youths ready to fight the Nigeria government with chemical weapons and other war thingamajigs for Yoruba's self determination, some people recognized him as Adeyinkas grandson, the internet went agog, a lot of jest was thrown around about how cowardly the tribe (Yoruba) the man claimed to represent, some even dared him to come down to Nigeria since he was domiciled abroad.
Here on Nairaland, many well known Yoruba monikers tapped into his rage, they started insulting Yoruba elders 'they're too docile, they're cowards and so on.'
The question these Yoruba youths should ask themselves are: during June 12 protest who led the protest, who fought Abacha government, who sponsored Radio Kudirat?
Simple answer: our fathers and mothers did, not just any Yoruba father and mother; well known and popular Yoruba bigwigs, politicians, some kings, lawyers and human right activists; they all came out to embrace the bullet, they dared the evil in human form Sani Abacha; how many Yoruba youths were killed, how many elders were killed? Many, but not as much as it would've been without the support of our elites.
They turned up the heat so much that a terrible military dictator couldn't step into the southwest, the beast died like a dog at the end, you may wonder why that was so?
Yoruba elite supported the masses and vice versa, for the injustice meted on Yoruba tribe, the region was chanting the same pledge, that is the power of a stable culture and tradition, our culture should keep having a stronghold on our lives, let our leaders and elders be the one to talk first, like they have done at the recent Ibadan conference which was a perfect example of the Ogboni conference of ancient times, it is not a sign of cowardice if we obey them, we have this system of checks and balances that won't allow a single person no matter how right he might be, lead us astray into quagmires.
We all know the proverb that says: what an elder sees when sitting a child will not see even if he's atop a tree; our elders have the foresight and ancient wisdom, let them lead us gently, with their international recognition they'll get us out of this useless contraption called Nigeria when the time comes, as we too become elders let us embrace the virtue of patience and tact.
Weeks have passed, so many dawns and dusks, what have we heard about the grandson of Adeyinka?
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|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by policy12: 4:23pm On Sep 14|
|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by shukuokukobambi: 4:26pm On Sep 14|
Very true. Edumare bless you
I want a full restructuring of the country but i'll be happier if we can go our separate ways like Awo wished when he asked for the secession clause to be inserted into the constitution at he and Azikiwe's London debate according to Zik himself in his 1979 interview. We are too different to stay together and make progress but some are too myopic to see it. I didn't see this myself before until less than 3 years ago when it dawned on me that we are better off as separate entities. Eventually, we will confront this issue whether from this ipob skirmish or another one
if we don't sit down and talk.
Yoruba have never been impulsive about most things particularly anything that requires brute force or violence. we've always known that Discretion is the better part of valor and i don't care about any idiot who calls us cowards because of that. centuries of external and civil wars under the Oyo empire taught our fathers valuable lessons that they never forgot. A Yoruba proverb says "ti owo eni o ba ti to eku ida, aki bere iku to pa baba eni". No matter the provocation, until you're sure of your strength to last the distance, exercise restraint!! The biggest calamity that can befall a man is self delusions. believing your own lie is madness that destroys and it's a lesson we all must learn. Then very importantly is the truth that when the chips are down, you have no one to hang on but yourself so stop planting with the rain of another person. Don't run your race with another man's promise
Also, don't despise the wisdom of elders. At the Ibadan conference last week, i saw a picture of Gani Adams, leader of the OPC sitting in an obscure corner at the back and i smiled. The man knew he had elders and had to stay behind them. He has more clout and money than a lot of those seated in front but Yoruba training mandates he sits behind his kings and elders. No upstart can come out of the blues and expect to become the spokesman for a tribe that has been politically exposed and organized for more than 700 years!! Tani baba e?!!
Nigeria isn't working and i agree with ipob. Something has to change about the way this country is run irrespective of who is president. The fulani herdsmen madness for example must be resolved because there'll be reprisals very soon. What i won't agree with are the insults, abuse, threats and empty braggadocio they unleash on other tribes. You don't have to like me but respect is reciprocal. pikin wey say his father is a lazy poor man who doesn't know how to make money will have a chance to prove his mettle eventually
Only a madman takes a catapult to a gun fight. This i assume should be common sense but who knows? i might be wrong
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|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by wristbangle(m): 4:34pm On Sep 14|
Oro Ogbon lo jade lati enu omoluabi yi
|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by mike404(m): 4:35pm On Sep 14|
shukuokukobambi:GOD BLESS ADEYINKA GRANDSON
|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by Alcatraz005: 4:38pm On Sep 14|
You have spoken well.
|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by Ereolamide: 4:48pm On Sep 14|
Alcatraz005:I hope you've seen why I condemned your utterances then?
|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by Ereolamide: 4:48pm On Sep 14|
wristbangle:Ese o, baba.
|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by shukuokukobambi: 4:55pm On Sep 14|
You still dey bank on imaginary chest beating characters?
Who is the adeyinka grand son and where is the idiot?
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|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by Ereolamide: 5:01pm On Sep 14|
shukuokukobambi:This is the honeyed icing on the little cake.
May your wisdom keep floating.
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|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by Alcatraz005: 5:02pm On Sep 14|
We live and we learn everyday.
|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by SillyMods: 5:14pm On Sep 14|
This is well written. Yorubas act with tact and wisdom. Not with emotions.
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|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by limeta(f): 6:17pm On Sep 14|
Comfortable been second class in yr own country
God bless Grandson
|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by EponOjuku: 6:32pm On Sep 14|
Second class citizens indeed.
Ogun State alone has produced more political heavyweights than all states in your entire zone combined.
You're federal slaves. Suspected by all, accepted by none.
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|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by DabuIIIT: 6:37pm On Sep 14|
Cowards..they listen to their elders buh they call the old men that make up Afenifere,that warned them not to follow tinubu (who sold away their speakership position to hausa tambuwal during gej) like zombies during the last elections,unprintable names! If they had followed their elders' advice,we wont be having a demonic murdering vegetable @aso rock today. They are true definition,abc of Cowardice,betrayal,deception,backstabbers,dog eat dog.... Trust them and find ur arsse deep down the atlantic ocean
When u see a cobra snake and a CONEHEAD snake,mbok, fix the conehead snake 1st,for ur own gud o..
|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by shukuokukobambi: 6:41pm On Sep 14|
The empty chest beating crybaby who spent the night in a muddy pool of isiala ngwa under the koboko of Nigerian soldiers also has an opinion
Has the Python finished its dance yet? How many have been killed so far?
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|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by DabuIIIT: 6:44pm On Sep 14|
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|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by shukuokukobambi: 6:46pm On Sep 14|
Its shuku okuko bambiala pls and I love my tribal marks
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|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by DabuIIIT: 6:47pm On Sep 14|
|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by EponOjuku: 6:48pm On Sep 14|
Keep posting nonsense here while the army is using your father's balls for shooting practice.
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|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by Desyner: 6:48pm On Sep 14|
Silly OP. Lesson of how to remain enslaved abi?
|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by DabuIIIT: 6:49pm On Sep 14|
shukuokukobambi:E PAÌN AM O
|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by Throwback: 6:50pm On Sep 14|
We have elders in Yoruba land.
|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by shukuokukobambi: 6:51pm On Sep 14|
You've been screaming slavery since 1967. Are you free yet? Are you on the streets in Aba or its all noise behind your chinko phone?
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|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by Dede1(m): 6:52pm On Sep 14|
There is nothing wrong for set of people to opt out of Nigeria. The country is growing in population without economic infrastructure to sustain it. It is better to accept the reality that Nigeria has never seen or experienced unity in terms of harmony and find ways to separate peacefully than to degenerate into chaos and self destruction. It is a display of idiocy to think a war in today's Nigeria will be the same war as in 1967.
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|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by DabuIIIT: 6:53pm On Sep 14|
well lolss i dont buhaa..i dont have EPON on my manika HAAAHAHAAAHAHAHAAAAAA....
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|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by BlakKluKluxKlan(m): 6:55pm On Sep 14|
Thanks for this insightfull piece. I'm happy that you also want us our of this god-forsaken error called Nigeria.
However, i will advise that you relate with Adeyinka Grandson as he is accessible.
You also need to know that he is not operating in isolation but as an affiliate of YOLICOM, which has declared that it's too late for restructuring.
This issue is our cup of tea. We need to combine our wisdom and resourses to liberate our land but with a realisation that the internal colonialists won't give up without a fight.
Oodua a gbe wa o.
|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by MetaPhysical: 7:18pm On Sep 14|
May God bless and admit you under his mercies and shield. Ase Edumare!
This is the pill we need and I hope every eye sees this and heal from your message.
|Re: Recent Happening In The East - Lessons For Yorubas by emmasege: 7:23pm On Sep 14|
@OP Ereolamide, I didn't actually get the message you were trying to pass across. What lessons are there for us Yorubas to learn from the current agitation of our Eastern neighbours?
The only lesson or message I got from your post is actually meant for our Eastern neighbours. They should sustain the agitation and make their region out of bounds for the deaf man of Aso Rock like we made the s/west for his brother Sani Abacha during his evil reign.
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