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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by Chiwude(m): 2:08pm On Mar 08
These were the heroes of old Eastern Nigeria.

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by DanjaNinja(m): 2:08pm On Mar 08
Gone are those days when Integrity and a sense of community was alive. The women knew they had the power to effect change and they used that power wisely.

What do we have today? The complete opposite. The average Naija babe would rather "Slay", watch big brother or focus on getting married.

On how to make the nation better? How does that one concern her?

Remember, evil thrives when good men/women do nothing.

P.s: Dear Nigeria, you deserve your current situation. How can you improve when everyone is singularly concerned about themselves. It's so ingrained in our subconscious that we have a name for it - "I better pass my neighbor"

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by Deo1986(m): 2:15pm On Mar 08
Though the riot was tagged Aba women riot, majority of the women who led that protest were from Ibibio, Annang and Efik. Magaret Ekpo of Calabar was one of those who led in the protest.

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by lonelydora(m): 2:18pm On Mar 08
BlackAdam55:
keep quite most of them marry Igbo because Igbo women are cheap

So you have forgotten so soon how you guys said Igbos marriage list is the most expensive on Nigeria. I have been waiting for comments like this

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by BlackAdam55(m): 2:21pm On Mar 08
lonelydora:


So you have forgotten so soon how you guys said Igbos marriage list is the most expensive on Nigeria. I have been waiting for comments like this
well I don't want to fight with u, after that bring said, Igbo's marriage is not the most expensive marriage in Nigerian, Okrika Kalabari, and some tribe in Akwa ibom marriages are also expensive
Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by Mayydayy(m): 2:28pm On Mar 08
Igbo people have always been like this.u can never do this to us

Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by excel4us: 2:28pm On Mar 08
Where the land is GREEN

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by Chiwude(m): 2:37pm On Mar 08
Deo1986:
Though the riot was tagged Aba women riot, majority of the women who led that protest were from Ibibio, Annang and Efik. Magaret Ekpo of Calabar was one of those who led in the protest.
Magaret Ekpo joined at the Aba township, then as young woman living with her British educated husband. The 'women's war' first started at the Bende district and headed by Ikonnia, Mwannedia and Nwugo. They led women of their communities to revolt against the harsh taxes imposed on them by the warrant chiefs. After much success, they sent palm fronds to women of other clans and ethnicities in the old Owerri and Calabar divisions. Notable among the Ibibio, Efik, other nearby Igbo clans, Kalabari, Opobo and Ogoni. These ones too joined the movement and forced mass resignation among the warrant chiefs in the old eastern region.
The tag 'Aba women's riot' was given to it because it was at Aba that the mother of all riots took place and it was there the British regiment opened fire at women numbering thousands. Scores were killed, many were injured and many arrested. The panel of inquiry also sat at Aba were the women were found guilty by the British. The Zik led NCNC condemned the killing and the use of armed soldiers to quell an unharmed civil unrest. This was one of the events that signaled the push for mass nationalism and independence.

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by Heartbender: 2:37pm On Mar 08
alphacyborg:




Receive sense in the name of the Lord
Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by Deo1986(m): 2:46pm On Mar 08
Chiwude:
Magaret Eko joined at the Aba township, then as young woman living with her British educated husband. The 'women's war' first started at the Bende district and headed by Ikonnia, Mwannedia and Nwugo. They led women of their communities to revolt against the harsh taxes imposed on them by the warrant chiefs. After much success, they sent palm fronds to women of other clans and ethnicities in the old Owerri and Calabar divisions. Notable among the Ibibio, Efik, other nearby Igbo clans, Kalabari, Opobo and Ogoni. These ones to joined the movement and forced mass resignation among the warrant chiefs in the old eastern region.
The tag 'Aba women's riot' was given to it because it was at Aba that the mother of all riots took place and it was there the British regiment opened fire at women numbering thousands. Scores were killed, many were injured and many arrested. The panel of inquiry also sat at Aba were the women were found guilty by the British.
we are on the same page then, a particular region is trying to claim all the honour. And i was only trying to point out a fact.

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by Chiwude(m): 2:50pm On Mar 08
Deo1986:
we are on the same page then, a particular region is trying to claim all the honour. And i was only trying to point out a fact.
You are right bro, we are on the same page. Those where the days when we were united as a people irrespective of tribe and creed. I saw many of my brothers of dancing Unclad on the first thread. The applause belongs to no one tribe but all ethnic groups of the old eastern region. Maybe many are just doing it to instigate envy among their rivals from the west.

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by hmbassey1960(m): 2:52pm On Mar 08
what a beautiful liar
Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by cjrane: 2:52pm On Mar 08
BlackAdam55:
keep quite most of them marry Igbo because Igbo women are cheap

I was wondering when children of hate will show up to vent their frustration. Very predictable fiful! grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by LZAA: 2:57pm On Mar 08
Topmaike007:
brown roof nation..
grin grin

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by hmbassey1960(m): 3:00pm On Mar 08
[quote everything dat guy ... Said nah pure lie
Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by eagleeye2: 3:06pm On Mar 08
Chiwude:
You are right bro, we are on the same page. Those where the days when we were united as a people irrespective of tribe and creed. I saw many of my brothers of dancing Unclad on the first thread. The applause belongs to no one tribe but all ethnic groups of the old eastern region. Maybe many are just doing it to instigate envy among their rivals from the west.

You are correct. But your brothers were dancing on the first page because, if it had been a bad thing now the other people will never want to share in the blame.
A good example is the First Coup de Etat.
So, my submission is this. Let the Igbo people gloat over this one.

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by emmalexabl(m): 3:13pm On Mar 08
Our women have been known to have achieved several feats both in the past and present time..


Another people I respect much are the "Dahomey amazons "..., they were so brave and courageous.

History has it that these dahomey amazons terrorized yorubalands for many years., they were fearless warriors that put Yoruba men and their monarchs to flight.

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by kernel504(m): 3:19pm On Mar 08
EverestdeBliu:
We lgbo love blowing our own trumpet, why?
Late Veteran Chinua Achebe pointed this out as one of the flaws of the igbos.



Wait for your enemy to praise you. Americans, Chinese and Germans sing there praise, they don't expect others to do that .

When Yorubas were leading in education in Nigeria, they were singing it, the didn't wait for your recognition then.

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by MonPro: 3:24pm On Mar 08
kernel504:


Wait for your enemy to praise you. Americans, China and German sing there praise, they don't expect others to do that .

When Yorubas were leading in education in Nigeria, they were singing it, the didn't wait for your recognition then.

You get talk abeg. The antagonists may not want to praise Igbo but right in bedroom they just can't help but acknowlege that Igbos are a great race even though they would have it be otherwise. grin

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by kernel504(m): 3:30pm On Mar 08
MonPro:


You get talk abeg. The antagonist may not want to praise Igbo but right in bedroom they just can help but acknowlege that Igbos are a great race even though they would have it be otherwise. grin


How do you promote your discoveries and state without self appraisal? Every state of the world prides themselves in there areas of strength. Real Madrid calls themselves the King of Europe, what is that to you?

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by officialMarcTimi: 3:36pm On Mar 08
Atleast one positive news to Nigeria

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by UDIOK: 3:47pm On Mar 08
nkwuocha:
That's igbo women for you. Strong, energetic and industrious women. An igbo woman is one who is responsible,family oriented and ambitious. That's why I made the decision to return back to my roots to get my igbo wife.Aba women riot is just one of many fights the igbo woman have got to indulge to create an environment where sanity prevails. My mother is one of such women.


Remember one of those childhood scenes when I, my mother and my four other brothers were heading to church. We were passing a field of grown men playing football when the ball flew right down to my stomach. I was in pains, I held my tummy.

My mom chased after the ball, kick-stopped it like a pro and seized the damn thing. What she screamed thereafer till date is a topic of discussion anytime the family is captured together.



"UNU ACHORO I GWAPIA NWA MU MKPURU AMU!!! "
"E ZIRI UNU EZI? UNU ACHORO I GWAPIA NWA MU MKPURU AMU!!!! " angry angry

*She pulled my shorts down a bit to be sure my little egg plants are intact as well as the tiny winy* wink

Umu Nwanyi ndi igbo kwenu!
UMU NWANYI AWKA KWENU!!

Late Chief Mrs Margaret Ekpo was the woman at the center just like Gen. Effiong for Biafra, But IGBO lost it when they try to play smart

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by nkwuocha: 3:49pm On Mar 08
UDIOK:
Late Chief Mrs Margaret Ekpo was the woman at the center just like Gen. Effiong for Biafra, But IGBO lost it when they try to play smart


It's ABA women's riot and not CALABAR women's riot.

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by Pepsi101: 4:06pm On Mar 08
EverestdeBliu:
We lgbo love blowing our own trumpet, why?
Late Veteran Chinua Achebe pointed this out as one of the flaws of the igbos.


If I don't blow my trumpet,who will blow it for me?

#SELFLOVE

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by Adelaide2: 4:07pm On Mar 08
pinkguy:
Akwa ibom riot not aba riot we need to petition UN

Shut up your dirty lying mouth. The main leader of the protest was from Oloko in today's Ikwuano LGA in Abia State, which is next to Umuahia. Her name is Ikonnaya and three other kinswomen

https://libcom.org/library/aba-womens-war

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by Adelaide2: 4:08pm On Mar 08
UDIOK:
Late Chief Mrs Margaret Ekpo was the woman at the center just like Gen. Effiong for Biafra, But IGBO lost it when they try to play smart

Lies. She was not at the center. She joined later and took a leadership position. Besides Margaret is also an Igbo lady married in Calabar/Akwa Ibom.

https://libcom.org/library/aba-womens-war


Margaret Ekpo was born in Creek Town, Cross River State, to the family of Okoroafor Obiasulor [/b]and Inyang Eyo Aniemewue. She reached standard six of the school leaving certificate in 1934. However, tragedy struck at home with the death of her father in 1934, her goals of further education in teachers training was as a result put on hold. She then started working as a pupil teacher in elementary schools. She married a doctor, John Udo Ekpo, in 1938. He was from the Ibibio ethnic group who are predominant in Akwa Ibom State, [b]while she was of Igbo and Efik heritage. She later moved with her husband to Aba.

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by JAMESOJAY: 4:30pm On Mar 08
Didn't they teach you in school that it's aba women's riot
Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by BlackAdam55(m): 4:31pm On Mar 08
cjrane:


I was wondering when children of hate will show up to vent their frustration. Very predictable fiful! grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin
believe wat ever u want to believe I don't care
Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by Cooly100: 4:58pm On Mar 08
TeamSimple:
What about August meetings ?

You mean this..

Igbo women no de miss August meeting....

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Re: UN Recognises Aba Women’s Riot On World Women’s Day by TheKingdom: 5:01pm On Mar 08
DanjaNinja:
Gone are those days when Integrity and a sense of community was alive. The women knew they had the power to effect change and they used that power wisely.

What do we have today? The complete opposite. The average Naija babe would rather "Slay", watch big brother or focus on getting married.

On how to make the nation better? How does that one concern her?

Remember, evil thrives when good men/women do nothing.

P.s: Dear Nigeria, you deserve your current situation. How can you improve when everyone is singularly concerned about themselves. It's so ingrained in our subconscious that we have a name for it - "I better pass my neighbor"

Very good post except dont do a dear “Nigeria”, because those Aba heroes were not fighting for the useless Nigeria scam, but against it.

Anyway, isn’t it ashamed Okorohausa cannot build statue of these women and Oyibo is recognizing them?

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