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Lagos And Igbo by omobajid(m): 8:01pm On Apr 13, 2015
POINT OF INFORMATION: THE IGBO AND LAGOS'
DEVELOPMENT

"By 1872 Lagos was a cosmopolitan trading
center with a population of over 60,000
people.Colonial Lagos developed into a busy,
cosmopolitan port, with an architecture that
blended Victorian and Brazilian styles.The
Brazilian element was imparted by skilled builders
and masons who had returned from Brazil Th.e
black elite was composed of English-speaking
"Saros" from Sierra Leone and other emancipated
slaves who had been repatriated from Brazil and
Cuba.By 1872 the population of the colony was
over 60,000, of whom less than 100 were of
European
origin.
In 1876 imports were valued at £476,813 and
exports at £619,260. Telephone links with Britain
were established by 1886, and electric street
lighting in 1898.In August 1896, Charles Joseph
George and G.W. Neville,both merchants and both
unofficial members of the Legislative Council,
presented a petition urging construction of the
railway terminus on Lagos Island rather than at
Ido, and also asking for the railway to be
extended to Abeokuta. Lagos history is rich in
Yoruba tradition,trade and
commerce,infrastructural development and
cosmopolitanism." -EXTRACTED
With the little facts above, I would like to educate
some illiterates making stupid assumption from
blind sentiments that they developed Lagos.
Lagosians had telephone presence in 1886, Itu
and Calabar got connected to Telephone in 1923,
while between 1946 and 1952, a three-channel
line carrier system was commissioned between
Lagos and Ibadan and was later extended to
Oshogbo, Kaduna, Kano, Benin, and Enugu.
Communication technology is a major signifier of
civilizations and if Lagosians were already making
telephone calls more than 70 years before your
daddies, where then did you get the warped idea
that you came to develop Lagos?
By 1856 Cable and Wireless Company of the UK
had commissioned a submarine cable link
between Lagos and London and In 1851 a post
office was established in Lagos; all these before
of the emergence of Nigeria as an amalgamated
country. If I may ask again, where did the stupid
idea that Igbo developed Lagos came from? Or
that Lagos was developed with Nigeria's money
when Lagos was not even part of Nigeria until
1914.
I always feel embarrassed anytime I read and
hear even so-called educated people from the
East making these stupid assertions.
The first Yoruba lawyer Christopher Alexander
Sapara Williams was called to the English Bar in
1879 whilst the first Igbo lawyer, Sir Louis
Mbanefo, was called to the English bar in 1937.
Again the first Yoruba medical practitioner, Dr.
Nathaniel King, graduated in 1875 from the
University of Edinburgh whilst the first Igbo
medical practitioner, Dr. Akannu Ibiam, graduated
from another Scottish University in 1935. Again I
ask, where did the ignorant hypothesis of the
backward Yoruba race who needed development
by the superior Igbo race come from? For the
sake of our generation and posterity we need to
teach factual history and not just cook up some
cock and bull ego-centric concoctions as facts.
The attitude of recycling long tales steeped in
empty arrogance should be discarded before you
miseducate your kids with fictions.
Awolowo will continue to be the Yoruba hero not
because of blind followership but because he gave
his people the system of free education, free
healthcare and he introduced Television to the
Yoruba; making Yorubaland the first region to
have a TV station in Africa all done with revenues
from Cocoa. It is crass ignorance and naked
buffonery to claim Lagos was built with Nigeria's
money. In addition, where did the foolish idea that
the Igbo brought civilization to Lagos and
Yoruba-land come from?
The aim of this post is not to deride any tribe but
to correct the dangerous misinformation trending
among some Igbo youths and common in their
narratives that Lagos is a no-man's land and
that their fathers built and develop Lagos. Your
forebears came to Yoruba-land like every other
settlers and we appreciate their contributions but
the stupid claim that Igbo built and develop
Lagos is a grammertic error

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Re: Lagos And Igbo by Ikengawo: 8:05pm On Apr 13, 2015



































































Oduduwa Falls From Sky 328 B.C.E

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Re: Lagos And Igbo by oduastates: 8:18pm On Apr 13, 2015
Aka compensatory superiority complex.

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Re: Lagos And Igbo by Super1Star: 8:28pm On Apr 13, 2015
Lol.

This is a lecture based on facts and figures.

What we keep hearing from them are --- ''we are 101% population of Lagos'', 'we own 200% buildings in Lagos and Abuja'' ''we are rich and others are poor'' '' we are hardworking and others are lazy'' '' we are clean and others are dirty'' '' we are educated and others are illiterates'' 'we are exposed and others are backward'' -- ask them for statistical data, facts and figures that their hypothesis and lies are based on, they will either run away or start blabbing.

Their uncles have so lied to them that they are already believing the lies as truth. We shall teach them, if their uncles and fathers refused to teach them properly. it is our eternal calling and we shall gladly and dutifully do it without seeking any payment whatsoever.

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Re: Lagos And Igbo by Zaikon(m): 8:38pm On Apr 13, 2015
Op u deh vex
Re: Lagos And Igbo by cKaiser: 8:42pm On Apr 13, 2015
Well said OP

I wonder wht they cant expend this same development to their region

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Re: Lagos And Igbo by Nobody: 8:46pm On Apr 13, 2015
Where is the disrespect if I may ask? I used to
see Yoruba people as our hosts but some people
on NL made me understand that there is nothing
like hosting here. This is Nigeria and anybody
should be free to lead anywhere and at any
level. I asked before and I will ask again:
After the civil war, has the Igbos ever risen up as
a unit to fight the Yoruba people in either the
Lagos state or in the SE?
Has there ever been a time a truck load of
Yoruba corpses were brought from SE to the SW
for burial?
Has the Igbos ever forcefully taken your lands
and started building without paying for the land
and land use charge?
Has the Igbos ever disrupted a Yoruba gathering,
meeting or party?
Has the Igbos ever destroyed your buildings and
mount pressure on the Yoruba people?
We have to get somethings right here..
Now let me ask you here again:
Haven't you heard of cases where dead bodies
were brought in from the north to SW for burial
due to one religious/election crises or another?
Haven't you heard of cases where Fulani people
use their cattle to destroy farms in the Yoruba
lands and when the farmers complain, they get
killed?
Can you recall what happened in Jos? How the
Hausa/Fulani contested for a post, lost it in 2011
and started killing the indegenes of Jos? Have
the Igbos ever done this? No.
I can imaging what would have become of Lagos
if the Hausa/Fulani had this same population
Igbos have here in Lagos and has not yet
produced a governor.
You of all people know that nobody is safe in the
north except if your Hausa or Fulani Muslim. So
no point talking about smiling to the bank in the
north. Your peeps who have travelled to the
north, if truthful, will give you a low down of
how they are treated in the face of slight
provocation.
And I ask, how have you people reacted to all
these? Why are the less troublesome and less
violent tribe now tagged the devils?
You are not far from the truth here, the entity
called Nigeria is actually sitting on a time bomb
and might go off soon.

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Re: Lagos And Igbo by daomi(m): 9:00pm On Apr 13, 2015
Now you can kill your Prime Minister and the Ndigbos will NEVER rule Nigeria". Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1966).
They arrested him, abducted him and took him to a number of places in Lagos before finally taking him to the bush. Once there they tortured him, beat him and humiliated him. They even forced him to drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes- things that he had never done before in his life because he was a good muslim.
When they finished having their way with him and having their fun, he gently asked them for permission to pray which they mockingly granted. After he finished praying he said "Igbos, Igbos, Igbos" and made the following pronouncements on them, in very strong terms. He said, the Ndigbos would never rule Nigeria, they would be scattered, they would be hated, they would suffer tragedy after tragedy and they would suffer scorn and disdain from their compatriots forever.
Prime Minister Abubakar Balewa looked at them (Igbos) courageously in the eye and said "now you can kill your Prime Minister."
It was under these unfortunate circumstances that Sir Tafawa Balewa, Nigeria's first Prime Minister, died in the hands of a group of very young and ruthless igbo army mutineers led by Major Emmanuel Ifeajuna and Captain Okafor in Lagos on the night of Jan 15th 1966"

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Re: Lagos And Igbo by ArodewilliamsT: 9:01pm On Apr 13, 2015
BuddahMonk:
Where is the disrespect if I may ask? I used to
see Yoruba people as our hosts but some people
on NL made me understand that there is nothing
like hosting here. This is Nigeria and anybody
should be free to lead anywhere and at any
level. I asked before and I will ask again:
After the civil war, has the Igbos ever risen up as
a unit to fight the Yoruba people in either the
Lagos state or in the SE?
Has there ever been a time a truck load of
Yoruba corpses were brought from SE to the SW
for burial?
Has the Igbos ever forcefully taken your lands
and started building without paying for the land
and land use charge?
Has the Igbos ever disrupted a Yoruba gathering,
meeting or party?
Has the Igbos ever destroyed your buildings and
mount pressure on the Yoruba people?
We have to get somethings right here..
Now let me ask you here again:
Haven't you heard of cases where dead bodies
were brought in from the north to SW for burial
due to one religious/election crises or another?
Haven't you heard of cases where Fulani people
use their cattle to destroy farms in the Yoruba
lands and when the farmers complain, they get
killed?
Can you recall what happened in Jos? How the
Hausa/Fulani contested for a post, lost it in 2011
and started killing the indegenes of Jos? Have
the Igbos ever done this? No.
I can imaging what would have become of Lagos
if the Hausa/Fulani had this same population
Igbos have here in Lagos and has not yet
produced a governor.
You of all people know that nobody is safe in the
north except if your Hausa or Fulani Muslim. So
no point talking about smiling to the bank in the
north. Your peeps who have travelled to the
north, if truthful, will give you a low down of
how they are treated in the face of slight
provocation.
And I ask, how have you people reacted to all
these? Why are the less troublesome and less
violent tribe now tagged the devils?
You are not far from the truth here, the entity
called Nigeria is actually sitting on a time bomb
and might go off soon.

You just calm down, two of my relatives have just sold their houses in Lagos to start factories here in the East. Guess what, they refused to sell to fellow Igbos, they sold to Northerners. I think that's best.
If Igbos must sell land do not sell to a fellow Igbo sell to Northerners and keep a warehouse and rented shops only. Please share this message.
Re: Lagos And Igbo by ogawisdom(m): 9:14pm On Apr 13, 2015
Igbos r d engine driving lagos economy and own over 30percent of property in lagos (and dt is puttin it mildly). We r nw part owners of Lagos n there is nothing wrong if we produce d Governor someday. Our yoruba bros shld learn to live with this tongue
Do u kw igbos r more than 20percent of lagos population, enough population to make an average state for a state d size of lagos

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Re: Lagos And Igbo by codedslayer: 12:51pm On Apr 15, 2015
[s]
ArodewilliamsT:


You just calm down, two of my relatives have just sold their houses in Lagos to start factories here in the East. Guess what, they refused to sell to fellow Igbos, they sold to Northerners. I think that's best.
If Igbos must sell land do not sell to a fellow Igbo sell to Northerners and keep a warehouse and rented shops only. Please share this message.
[/s]

Liar. Nothing good can come from Nwabekeyi wretched family. You can keep lying to your fellow Igbos, we know you very well. Warehouse indeed. oloshi
Re: Lagos And Igbo by ArodewilliamsT: 12:56pm On Apr 15, 2015
codedslayer:
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Liar. Nothing good can come from Nwabekeyi wretched family. You can keep lying to your fellow Igbos, we know you very well. Warehouse indeed. oloshi

You and Nwabekeyi should go and resolve your issues. Stop quoting me if you can't write in simple english.
Re: Lagos And Igbo by codedslayer: 1:10pm On Apr 15, 2015
[s]
ArodewilliamsT:


You and Nwabekeyi should go and resolve your issues. Stop quoting me if you can't write in simple english.
[/s]

You are a fool Nwabekeyi Simeon, the son of a wretched Okada rider.
Re: Lagos And Igbo by SLIDEwaxie(m): 1:16pm On Apr 15, 2015
Tell them o jare. Awon motherfuckers lasan lasan yii angry undecided undecided

Awon eranko olori pelebe bi awo igbobesi...

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Re: Lagos And Igbo by exlogx(m): 1:39pm On Apr 15, 2015
ogawisdom:
Igbos r d engine driving lagos economy and own over 30percent of property in lagos (and dt is puttin it mildly). We r nw part owners of Lagos n there is nothing wrong if we produce d Governor someday. Our yoruba bros shld learn to live with this tongue
Do u kw igbos r more than 20percent of lagos population, enough population to make an average state for a state d size of lagos

Here they go again..

“You Igbos say they are the people that developed Lagos and made Lagos what it is today. You say without Igbos, Lagos is finished. And I keep wondering how have Igbos helped in shaping and developing Lagos?

“Lets get the fact right, Igbos didn't develop Lagos rather, it is Lagos that shaped and made the Igbos what they are today. Without Igbos in Lagos, Lagos will remain Lagos and without Lagos, most Igbos may likely be nothing.

“Reason for my assertion is that most giant and top companies that attract millions of people across the country to Lagos are not owned by the Igbos so, how have Igbos shaped and developed Lagos?

“These are the achievements and economic advancement Igbos gave Lagos and Lagosians; Tokunbo and Fake Spare Parts at Ladipo Market, China Electronics and Pirated CDs at Alaba Market, Bend-Down and Select Clothes at Idumota, Yaba and Kotangowa Markets, Chinese and Tokunbo Computer/Phones and Accessories at Computer Village Ikeja are Igbos economical achievements and contributions to Lagos. In fact, most Igbos are causing nuisances in Lagos. A visit to these markets will tell you the amount of nuisances that Most Igbos have caused in Lagos. The environments these Igbo traders are mostly populated are always polluted with waste of all sorts, they are dirty, stinking, rough, erect illegal shops on the roads, on pipeline and railway lines indiscriminately in these market places that cause traffic gridlocks and other dangerous situations and when Lagos State Government dismantles these illegal shops, they get angry. If Lagos State Government closes their shops for environmental violations, they pick offence. How then have the Igbos developed Lagos?.... think on these......

“As far as I am concerned, PZ, COCA-COLA, 7UP, CADBURY, MTN, ZAIN, GLO, ETISALAT, DANGOTE, SHOP-RITE, GOLDEN PENNY, FLOUR MILL, INDOMIE, UNILEVER, P&G, CHI LIMITED, GUINNESS, NIGERIA BREWERIES, OANDO, CONOIL, TOTAL, MOBIL, CHEVRON, SHELL, KFC, AQUADANA, EKO HOTEL, INTER CONTINENTAL HOTEL, PROTEA HOTEL, JULIUS BERGER, RCC CONSTRUCTION, NESTLE, KPMG, GSK, FRIESLAND FOODS, WAMCO, BRITISH AMERICA TOBACCO, SCHLUMBEGER, AIT, SILVERBIRD TV, CHANNELS TV, LARFARGE, etc are not owned by the Igbos. These companies are what attracted millions of people to Lagos.

“Igbos shouldn't lay claim that they developed a place by becoming nuisances. Most of the top Churches in Lagos are not also owned by Igbos. House on the Rock, Redeemed Christian Church of Christ, Christ Embassy, Deeper Life, Living Faith, MFM, etc are not owned by Igbos. The only Church that's reasonably big and is owned by an Igbo man is TREM, while another Igbo Church, Lord Chosen Church, encourages nuisance in Lagos and it also doubles as the dirtiest Church in Lagos.

“Records show that 75% of robbery cases in Lagos are carried out by Igbos, 85% of ritual cases in Lagos are carried out by Igbos, 60% of drug cases in Lagos are carried out by Igbos, 70% of fraud cases in Lagos are carried out by Igbos, 90% of pirated CD cases in Lagos are carried out by Igbos, 60% of fake and adulterated drugs in Lagos that have killed thousands of Lagosians are carried out by Igbos, in fact, most of the crimes in Lagos are connected to the Igbos, so how have the Igbos developed Lagos when they can't get their hands off crime?

“There's no Igbo man among the top three richest people in Nigeria, so how are they successful?

“The truth is that Igbos should be grateful that the Yorubas accommodated them in Lagos peacefully, they shouldn't take the meekness and kindness of the Yorubas for granted.

“Igbos didn't make Lagos but it is actually Lagos that made Igbos.” End of discussion!
Re: Lagos And Igbo by Vicadonis(m): 2:01pm On Apr 15, 2015
Una no get sense. This issue is gone. Na so una jobless reach?
Re: Lagos And Igbo by Ikengawo: 4:15pm On Apr 15, 2015
Re: Lagos And Igbo by ogawisdom(m): 5:42pm On Apr 15, 2015
exlogx:


Here they go again..

“You Igbos say they are the people that developed Lagos and made Lagos what it is today. You say without Igbos, Lagos is finished. And I keep wondering how have Igbos helped in shaping and developing Lagos?

“Lets get the fact right, Igbos didn't develop Lagos rather, it is Lagos that shaped and made the Igbos what they are today. Without Igbos in Lagos, Lagos will remain Lagos and without Lagos, most Igbos may likely be nothing.

“Reason for my assertion is that most giant and top companies that attract millions of people across the country to Lagos are not owned by the Igbos so, how have Igbos shaped and developed Lagos?

“These are the achievements and economic advancement Igbos gave Lagos and Lagosians; Tokunbo and Fake Spare Parts at Ladipo Market, China Electronics and Pirated CDs at Alaba Market, Bend-Down and Select Clothes at Idumota, Yaba and Kotangowa Markets, Chinese and Tokunbo Computer/Phones and Accessories at Computer Village Ikeja are Igbos economical achievements and contributions to Lagos. In fact, most Igbos are causing nuisances in Lagos. A visit to these markets will tell you the amount of nuisances that Most Igbos have caused in Lagos. The environments these Igbo traders are mostly populated are always polluted with waste of all sorts, they are dirty, stinking, rough, erect illegal shops on the roads, on pipeline and railway lines indiscriminately in these market places that cause traffic gridlocks and other dangerous situations and when Lagos State Government dismantles these illegal shops, they get angry. If Lagos State Government closes their shops for environmental violations, they pick offence. How then have the Igbos developed Lagos?.... think on these......

“As far as I am concerned, PZ, COCA-COLA, 7UP, CADBURY, MTN, ZAIN, GLO, ETISALAT, DANGOTE, SHOP-RITE, GOLDEN PENNY, FLOUR MILL, INDOMIE, UNILEVER, P&G, CHI LIMITED, GUINNESS, NIGERIA BREWERIES, OANDO, CONOIL, TOTAL, MOBIL, CHEVRON, SHELL, KFC, AQUADANA, EKO HOTEL, INTER CONTINENTAL HOTEL, PROTEA HOTEL, JULIUS BERGER, RCC CONSTRUCTION, NESTLE, KPMG, GSK, FRIESLAND FOODS, WAMCO, BRITISH AMERICA TOBACCO, SCHLUMBEGER, AIT, SILVERBIRD TV, CHANNELS TV, LARFARGE, etc are not owned by the Igbos. These companies are what attracted millions of people to Lagos.

“Igbos shouldn't lay claim that they developed a place by becoming nuisances. Most of the top Churches in Lagos are not also owned by Igbos. House on the Rock, Redeemed Christian Church of Christ, Christ Embassy, Deeper Life, Living Faith, MFM, etc are not owned by Igbos. The only Church that's reasonably big and is owned by an Igbo man is TREM, while another Igbo Church, Lord Chosen Church, encourages nuisance in Lagos and it also doubles as the dirtiest Church in Lagos.

“Records show that 75% of robbery cases in Lagos are carried out by Igbos, 85% of ritual cases in Lagos are carried out by Igbos, 60% of drug cases in Lagos are carried out by Igbos, 70% of fraud cases in Lagos are carried out by Igbos, 90% of pirated CD cases in Lagos are carried out by Igbos, 60% of fake and adulterated drugs in Lagos that have killed thousands of Lagosians are carried out by Igbos, in fact, most of the crimes in Lagos are connected to the Igbos, so how have the Igbos developed Lagos when they can't get their hands off crime?

“There's no Igbo man among the top three richest people in Nigeria, so how are they successful?

“The truth is that Igbos should be grateful that the Yorubas accommodated them in Lagos peacefully, they shouldn't take the meekness and kindness of the Yorubas for granted.

“Igbos didn't make Lagos but it is actually Lagos that made Igbos.” End of discussion!

This is jst a beautiful nonsense. Igbos on average is d most industrious n poverty free tribe. D yorubas r jst cowards n can't do shit to igbos in lagos. We ve gotten to a point in lagos dt our voting population can decide a lot in lagos. Next is to claim d governor of Lagos. This can't happen in any igbo state. Ur oba confirmed hw much we can decide things in lagos wen he has to get to d point of threating us to vote in a given direction.

Finally I am very happy u agree d igbos own over 30percent of property in Lagos n over 20percent of its population. Dt means we r a formidable force in d so called yoruba land.

We may nt b d richest individual wise but as a tribe our ppl r d most prosperous bc we r very hardworking
Re: Lagos And Igbo by Nobody: 5:46pm On Apr 15, 2015
Ikengawo:
Iseyin (created by Yorubas)
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Aba (Created by Igbos)

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Lagos



looks like an Igbo creation to me

Ikengawo you are one of the most tribalistic idiots whose posts I've had the misfortune of reading. It saddens me that you are Igbo.

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