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RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by Obiagu1(m): 2:38pm On Oct 28, 2015
"About eighty or ninety years ago, an Ibo chief settled
with his slaves on the Bonny river. This Opubo, or
Obullo, the " Great Man," was grandfather of the present
chief : his son took the name of Pepper (Pepple), which he now
spells with a change, and married a woman from the
Abilli (Billa) country, west of the New Calabar river.


https://books.google.com.ng/books?id=UVl6FNYJ1KkC&pg=PA271&hl=en&redir_esc=y
Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by Obiagu1(m): 2:42pm On Oct 28, 2015
http://www.riversstate.gov.ng/item/1117-chairmen-set-to-develop-ibani-language-curriculum.html

He opined that what it takes to preserve a language include
to teach it in schools, printing appropriate literature books,
and promoting its use publicly and privately.

In his lecture, Amasenibo Eric G. Jumbo listed out the
current threat to Ibani Language which include Commerce
and Christian Religion.

Also speaking, Warisenibo Abinye Morgan Ogolo,
challenged the people of Bonny and Opobo Kingdoms to
make concerted efforts to stop speaking Ibo language.


This will help to rediscover Ibani Language so that it will
take its rightful place despite the damage it has suffered
over the years.

The Chairman of Opobo/Nkoro L G A, represented by the
Council Secretary, Mr. Sunny J. Pepple, called on volunteer
experts of the Ibani language to partner with the Council to
revive the language.

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by Obiagu1(m): 2:43pm On Oct 28, 2015
An attempt by NLNG to Ibanise Bonny people in 2002 failed simply because their language is/was never Ibani (spoken simply by a very few) but Ubani Igbo (not just any Igbo dialect) which goes with the fact that the actual name of Bonny is Ubani.

When asked why they don’t speak Ibani, their reply is always “Nnem ezim, Nnam ezim”, meaning my mother did not teach me, my father did not teach me. The truth is that their parents never spoke Ibani, so how could they teach their kids what their great great grand fathers never spoke?

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by Obiagu1(m): 2:48pm On Oct 28, 2015
In August 2014, at the Elekahia Stadium, Port Harcourt, Hon. Dakuku peterside representing Opobo told the “unification” gathering of Ohaneze Ndigbo that “I’m a full blooded Igboman….My town, Opobo, was founded by an Igbo, the mighty King Jaja...

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by Obiagu1(m): 2:51pm On Oct 28, 2015
The first translation of the bible to Igbo language was done with Ubani (Bonny) Igbo.

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by theDEVILisHERE: 2:59pm On Oct 28, 2015
The ijaw people should stop playing into the hands of the murderous and treacherous group of people who are agents of divide and conquer

They should face the truth and do what is right

Failure to do this will only put them in more problems

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by SLIDEwaxie(m): 3:16pm On Oct 28, 2015
So, the fight is now between igbos and ijaws.

Go on
Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by Obiagu1(m): 3:36pm On Oct 28, 2015
SLIDEwaxie:
So, the fight is now between igbos and ijaws.

Go on



There's no fight, just telling them to stop their expansionism.
It helps no one.

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by Maxi112: 3:39pm On Oct 28, 2015
I am from opobo nkuru queens town... We speak d same language with some igbo speaking state from SE, mind u all that igbo language is not d same, eboyi state and Enugu state speaks diff type of igbo.. Opobo is ibo but dey will never agry to be Igbo.. Even me,

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by Nobody: 3:40pm On Oct 28, 2015
igweocha now na opobo always fighting for something everyday biafrans na wrestling una want dey do 4 una country.

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by PedroJP(m): 3:41pm On Oct 28, 2015
SLIDEwaxie:
So, the fight is now between igbos and ijaws.

Go on





We are not fighting with Ijaw. We are settling issues.


U are a failure if na fight u dey xpect.

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by PedroJP(m): 3:42pm On Oct 28, 2015
Kingsolex1:
igweocha now na opobo always fighting for something everyday biafrans na wresting una want dey do 4 una country.



U shud b ashamed. Protest was carried out on dat PH by d owners and u come online to drag who owns it

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by Flyoruboy(m): 3:47pm On Oct 28, 2015
Maxi112:
Opobo is ibo but dey will never agry to be Igbo.. Even me,

Therein lies the problem. Why are they (and you inclusive) so unwilling to admit it if so? You all are making the igbos appear desperate to claim you. If according to you the town is Ibo, what could be so wrong in simply admitting it for the record? Anyway, personally I feel igbos trying to reinforce ties with the Opobos are fighting a losing battle for as long as the settlers or residents of the island keep denouncing/denying their igbo roots. Good luck to y'all.

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by Nobody: 3:53pm On Oct 28, 2015
PedroJP:




U shud b ashamed. Protest was carried out on dat PH by d owners and u come online to drag who owns it


funny u, those were paid protesters haven't u wondered why in every foreign ipob protest their is always one dumb white man in the forefront lolx keep fooling ur self biafruad.
Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by Nobody: 4:03pm On Oct 28, 2015
Flyoruboy:


Therein lies the problem. Why are they (and you inclusive) so unwilling to admit it if so? You all are making the igbos appear desperate to claim you. If according to you the town is Ibo, what could be so wrong in simply admitting it for the record? Anyway, personally I feel igbos trying to reinforce ties with the Opobos are fighting a losing battle for as long as the settlers or residents of the island keep denouncing/denying their igbo roots. Good luck to y'all.

No one is denying anything, for christ sake wat have u been reading? If the ijebus denouce their heritage when we all know that ijebu is a sub group of the yoruba's does that mean they are correct, or maybe some few who manage to get their voices heard are correct? .. pls think or wiki/google opobo or bonny to get your answers...

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by Observant: 4:05pm On Oct 28, 2015
Maxi112:
I am from opobo nkuru queens town... We speak d same language with some igbo speaking state from SE, mind u all that igbo language is not d same, eboyi state and Enugu state speaks diff type of igbo.. Opobo is ibo but dey will never agry to be Igbo.. Even me,



It is for posterity my dear.
You will need it one day especially with the ever expansionist Ijaw in close proximity.
One day you shall realize that you are better off with the majority where you rightfully belong than a minority in a dubious country.
Same goes for the Ikwerre.

Mind you, we all answered names of our sub-groups e.g (Ngwa, Onitcha, Izuogu etc) before a unifying name IGBO was used to identify us as people who could understand 80% of each others language.

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by PedroJP(m): 4:30pm On Oct 28, 2015
Kingsolex1:



funny u, those were paid protesters haven't u wondered why in every foreign ipob protest their is always one dumb white man in the forefront lolx keep fooling ur self biafruad.



Pls come and mobilise urs, pay them to protest against Biafra in Anambra too.

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by Nobody: 4:33pm On Oct 28, 2015
PedroJP:




Pls come and mobilise urs, pay them to protest against Biafra in Anambra too.

it is only a coward that fights his battle from another person's home as battle zone.

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by patrick89(m): 4:34pm On Oct 28, 2015
Maxi112:
I am from opobo nkuru queens town... We speak d same language with some igbo speaking state from SE, mind u all that igbo language is not d same, eboyi state and Enugu state speaks diff type of igbo.. Opobo is ibo but dey will never agry to be Igbo.. Even me,
Nobody will force you to be igbo, the plan to emasculate igbo nation was hatched by british and nigeria. Just beware of Ijaw nation! Keep a clear eye on ground! Tell others.

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by PedroJP(m): 4:36pm On Oct 28, 2015
Kingsolex1:


it is only a coward that fights his battle from another person's home as battle zone.


What exactly are u driving at ? U claimed indigenes there were bought, come and do same with ur money and u are saying rubbish

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by Nobody: 4:50pm On Oct 28, 2015
PedroJP:



What exactly are u driving at ? U claimed indigenes there were bought, come and do same with ur money and u are saying rubbish


grow up.
Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by ocelot2006(m): 4:52pm On Oct 28, 2015
So the igbos are now laying claim to Bonny?! shocked wonderful!!
Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by Obiagu1(m): 5:18pm On Oct 28, 2015
ocelot2006:
So the igbos are now laying claim to Bonny?! shocked wonderful!!

Laying claims

We're simply telling the Ijaw aka the land grabbers to back off.

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by illiad: 5:39pm On Oct 28, 2015
Kingsolex1:



funny u, those were paid protesters haven't u wondered why in every foreign ipob protest their is always one dumb white man in the forefront lolx keep fooling ur self biafruad.

Yeah we keep fooling while you keep dying over our fooling, such an irony.

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by Nobody: 5:43pm On Oct 28, 2015
illiad:


Yeah we keep fooling while you keep dying over our fooling, such an irony.


I won't trade words with u.
I held u in high esteem well I think I would retrace my stance on that.
Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by Maxi112: 1:16pm On Oct 29, 2015
Observant:




It is for posterity my dear.
You will need it one day especially with the ever expansionist Ijaw in close proximity.
One day you shall realize that you are better off with the majority where you rightfully belong than a minority in a dubious country.
Same goes for the Ikwerre.

Mind you, we all answered names of our sub-groups e.g (Ngwa, Onitcha, Izuogu etc) before a unifying name IGBO was used to identify us as people who could understand 80% of each others language.
bro am not in support of 1 nigeria or niger delta stuff or south-sourth of a thing, I want u 2 no knw that an opobo man will find it difficult to accept to be ibo man! That is d point am trying to mk here
Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by Obiagu1(m): 1:24pm On Oct 29, 2015
Maxi112:
bro am not in support of 1 nigeria or niger delta stuff or south-sourth of a thing, I want u 2 no knw that an opobo man will find it difficult to accept to be ibo man! That is d point am trying to mk here

Bro speak for yourself.


In August 2014, at the Elekahia Stadium, Port Harcourt, Hon. Dakuku peterside representing Opobo told the “unification” gathering of Ohaneze Ndigbo that “I’m a full blooded Igboman….My town, Opobo, was founded by an Igbo, the mighty King Jaja...

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by stebell(m): 1:48pm On Oct 29, 2015
Obiagu1:
In August 2014, at the Elekahia Stadium, Port Harcourt, Hon. Dakuku peterside representing Opobo told the “unification” gathering of Ohaneze Ndigbo that “I’m a full blooded Igboman….My town, Opobo, was founded by an Igbo, the mighty King Jaja...


Now ur problem is no longer Hausa and Yoruba, it is now Ijaws. kontinue with this charade of urs. soon yu guys will face the Calabar and Akwa Ibom peeps.

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by Nobody: 2:56pm On Oct 29, 2015
Obiagu1:
In August 2014, at the Elekahia Stadium, Port Harcourt, Hon. Dakuku peterside representing Opobo told the “unification” gathering of Ohaneze Ndigbo that “I’m a full blooded Igboman….My town, Opobo, was founded by an Igbo, the mighty King Jaja...
Maybe tonyebarcanista knows more than Dakuku peterside grin grin grin

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by gboso1ne(m): 3:26pm On Oct 29, 2015
Ijaws are known everywhere to be land grabbers all over the world. Same thing happened in Ilaje, Ondo state some years ago. They have this stupid belief that every riverine area belongs to them, maybe they should go and claim the atlantic ocean too.

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Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by truefact: 3:40pm On Oct 29, 2015
Maxi112:
I am from opobo nkuru queens town... We speak d same language with some igbo speaking state from SE, mind u all that igbo language is not d same, eboyi state and Enugu state speaks diff type of igbo.. Opobo is ibo but dey will never agry to be Igbo.. Even me,
The truth still remain that many villages in abia are returnees from opobo...
Re: RVSG Wanted To Force Ijaw Language On An Igbo Town Opobo But They Rejected It by Obiagu1(m): 3:51pm On Oct 29, 2015
gboso1ne:
Ijaws are known everywhere to be land grabbers all over the world. Same thing happened in Ilaje, Ondo state some years ago. They have this stupid belief that every riverine area belongs to them, maybe they should go and claim the atlantic ocean too.


The Igbo didn't see this coming.
They used their fishing excuse and settled on the swamp fringes of Igboland, now they claim it.

Being good to those Ijaw is a recipe for disaster.

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