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When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by modath(f): 7:05pm On Aug 09, 2016
Why is there not a single Ijaw competing in aquatics at the olympics? Each and everytime, we are inundated with tales of how superhuman Ijaws are when it comes to anything that has to do with water, why are we not seeing it being showcased to the world..

There are 6 different events, Swimming, Diving, Sychronised Swimming, Synchronized diving, Rowing and Open water swimming.. There is rowing, and water polo as well with over 50 gold medals up for grabs..50 opportunities for grace and GLORY.. Not one taker!!

Despite the natural talent the good Lord bestowed on the Ijaws, not one is harnessing it..Not a single soul is driven by passion or a desire to see his/her emblazoned on the world stage... Not one is driven to test him/herself against the world..

Excuse No 1... You have oil underneath the soil of the land you call home and yours but so does Iran,Saudi, Qatar, Angola, UAE and they are at the olympics, even if you get 100% resource control, will everyone have access to it?

Excuse No 2, Government nor dey support anybody..
True but it is only at the beggining.. As horrible as this country is , when they see medal potential, they are revved up from their lethargy, No one can say Blessing Okagbare is having a picnic with the sports ministry but she's letting her work and drive make a way for her...

Coco Ukogu has qualified for the 1/4 finals of rowing, she is not even a Nigerian in the real sense but the country is fronting her because she is a medal hopeful.. Even if she doesn't medal, it will raise her profile and create other opportunities for her

Excuse No 3: The Nigerian nation is not nice to the ND, Lie, we had an Ijaw president (who ought to know better and be passionate about aquatic sports) during London 2012 & the two Ijaws that made attempts were withdrawn by the irresponsible suits at the NSC because they were wild card entries and and he didn't move a muscle..... Wild card because they weren't fantastic but if they were so good, nothing would have held them back..

Excuse no 4.. Don't bother , there are scholarships from even ivy league schools for prolific swimmers.... If you are so good, compete in trials, opportunity will come...

Izonpikin, Tonyebarcanista, Dearpreye, why is this so?

P.S... This is not Ijaw bashing, just a call to action.. Peace.

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by chriskosherbal(m): 7:09pm On Aug 09, 2016
Hmmmmm speechless
Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by chemicalDisease: 7:16pm On Aug 09, 2016
Modath, pls kindly tell Cassandra this so that he can foolishly stop searching for oil in lake Chad.
Ndi Ara!

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by omcnka: 7:20pm On Aug 09, 2016
Why are Yorubas not winning medals for us in SHOTPUT? Abi na only shiit inside leather bag una sabi throw?

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by Oasis007(m): 7:21pm On Aug 09, 2016
Minister of Education must re-introduce and make HISTORY a compulsory Subject at all levels!

I think it's gonna help the younger Folks to learn how the Revenues generated from the exportation and sales of Cocoa from the West, Groundnuts from North and the Palm Nuts/Oil from the East were used to develop their Region before the discovery of OYEL!

I remembered a time our Teacher asked us to write an Essay on; Is Crude Oil Discovery in Nigeria a Blessing or a Curse?!

If I am asked the same Question now; I would definitely write an excellent Essay on it..... in Summary, it's a CURSE!

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by LMFashions: 7:22pm On Aug 09, 2016
Boring *yawns*

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by Funlordjnr: 7:32pm On Aug 09, 2016
grin






Olymp wetin?



Maybe when they finally make "militancy or drinking shekpe" olympic sports they may become interested!

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by modath(f): 7:34pm On Aug 09, 2016
omcnka:
All those Yoruba agberos chasing vehicles up and down in Lagos, why aren't they winning medals in athletics for us?

What about the ones chasing vehicles selling stuff in traffic? They actually run faster and better!! cool



chemicalDisease:
Mo, pls kindly tell Cassandra this
so that he can foolishly stop searching for
oil in lake Chad.
Ndi Ara!

Are you Ijaw? Why art thou so concerned?

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by apcisevil: 7:37pm On Aug 09, 2016
When the one nigerianists realize ND oil is not the only way to sustain the zoo...answered??

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by Thewrath(m): 7:39pm On Aug 09, 2016
When you stop searching for oil!
Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by x12345678x: 7:43pm On Aug 09, 2016
Wen will op realise dat living off ijaw oil for 56 years isn't the only thing in life. Show some bleeping respect to the ppl dats been feeding us since the beginning of this nation.

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by BeClever: 7:47pm On Aug 09, 2016
When you realize that Lagos is actually one of the states in Nigeria and not own by anyone or any tribe..

And start re-adjusting your brains to the fact that Lagos is a NO man's land!!

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by modath(f): 7:52pm On Aug 09, 2016
x12345678x:
Wen will op realise dat living off ijaw oil for 56 years isn't the only thing in life. Show some bleeping respect to the ppl dats been feeding us since the beginning of this nation.


You are missing the point, I'm talking specifically about AQUATIC sports that Ijaws should by nature/ adaptation be well versed in...

As for the oil producing angle, don't Saudi, UAE, Venezuela,Angola, Iran etc also have oil? Why are they at the games?

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by seunny4lif(m): 7:54pm On Aug 09, 2016
grin grin grin
Food don land
Ijaw people are not afraid of River but are Afraid of Swimming pool gringrin grin grin
Since Swimming pool no get fishes or Pipelines to blow up grin grin dem no like am

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by wadetaw202: 7:58pm On Aug 09, 2016
modath:
Why is there not a single Ijaw competing in aquatics at the olympics? Each and everytime, we are inundated with tales of how superhuman Ijaws are when it comes to anything that has to do with water, why are we not seeing it being showcased to the world..

There are 6 different events, Swimming, Diving, Sychronised Swimming, Synchronized diving, Rowing and Open water swimming.. There is rowing, and water polo as well with over 50 gold medals up for grabs..50 opportunities for grace and GLORY.. Not one taker!!

Despite the natural talent the good Lord bestowed on the Ijaws, not one is harnessing it..Not a single soul is driven by passion or a desire to see his/her emblazoned on the world stage... Not one is driven to test him/herself against the world..

Excuse No 1... You have oil underneath the soil of the land you call home and yours but so does Iran,Saudi, Qatar, Angola, UAE and they are at the olympics, even if you get 100% resource control, will everyone have access to it?

Excuse No 2, Government nor dey support anybody..
True but it is only at the beggining.. As horrible as this country is , when they see medal potential, they are revved up from their lethargy, No one can say Blessing Okagbare is having a picnic with the sports ministry but she's letting her work and drive make a way for her...

Coco Ukogu has qualified for the 1/4 finals of rowing, she is not even a Nigerian in the real sense but the country is fronting her because she is a medal hopeful.. Even if she doesn't medal, it will raise her profile and create other opportunities for her

Excuse No 3: The Nigerian nation is not nice to the ND, Lie, we had an Ijaw president (who ought to know better and be passionate about aquatic sports) during London 2012 & the two Ijaws that made attempts were withdrawn by the irresponsible suits at the NSC because they were wild card entries and and he didn't move a muscle..... Wild card because they weren't fantastic but if they were so good, nothing would have held them back..

Excuse no 4.. Don't bother , there are scholarships from even ivy league schools for prolific swimmers.... If you are so good, compete in trials, opportunity will come...

Izonpikin, Tonyebarcanista, Dearpreye, why is this so?

P.S... This is not Ijaw bashing, just a call to action.. Peace.


You should also ask buhari why he thinks oil is everything.

Your buhari has no money to finance the budget, but he has money to waste on oil exploration in the north.

Do you know how the agricultural sector of the north would have been developed if money wasted on exploring for nonexistent oil in the north had been spent on agriculture?

Before pointing accusing fingers at the ijaws, you should consider asking buhari why he is so obsessed with crude oil as if oil is all that matters.

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by lovat(m): 8:01pm On Aug 09, 2016
omcnka:
All those Yoruba agberos chasing vehicles up and down in Lagos, why aren't they winning medals in athletics for us?
modath i was in Ibadan yesterday and i can tell you that Ibadan is the land of agbero in the world. You need to travel down there and see the evil extortion being done there since you don't want to focus on Agbero terror going down in Ibadan

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by modath(f): 8:01pm On Aug 09, 2016
BeClever:
When you realize that Lagos is actually one of the states in Nigeria and not own by anyone or any tribe..

And start re-adjusting your brains to the fact that Lagos is a NO man's land!!

I refuse to go tribal with you, Lagos belongs to you, it's not in south west Nigeria and bordered on all sides by yoruba towns and cities ...

Please install a non Yoruba governor in Lagos, appoint the iyaloja, when it's Christmas, spend it in Lagos, host your relatives for your traditional wedding in Lagos and if any of your aged relatives kick the bucket today, bury them in Lagos....

Also, when you get Bia Bia Utopia, annex lagos and make it the capital .. Happy now? Yeyenatu. smiley

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by x12345678x: 8:04pm On Aug 09, 2016
modath:



You are missing the point, I'm talking specifically about AQUATIC sports that Ijaws should by nature/ adaptation be well versed in...

As for the oil producing angle, don't Saudi, UAE, Venezuela,Angola, Iran etc also have oil? Why are they at the games?
And how many of these countries u'v mentioned (not forgetting dat ijaw is just a tribe) r participating in swimming as we speak?. Thank u
Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by lovat(m): 8:04pm On Aug 09, 2016
I see anonimi viewing this thread. Them don use ban design my man for saying picture truth

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by swagaholic: 8:05pm On Aug 09, 2016
Used to respect modath even as I know she's a ZOMBIE, buh after these thread she just lost my respect.... if OIL ain't everything why is nigeria killing for it??

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by DickDastardly(m): 8:12pm On Aug 09, 2016
Picture Modath with Megaphone preaching this on the streets of Bayelsa grin cheesy

"I, i, i just say make the niger delta youths dem comot mind for oil .... then i woke up in emergency ward"
grin grin

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by lovat(m): 8:12pm On Aug 09, 2016
I see anonimi viewing this thread. Them don use ban design my man for saying picture truth.

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by Legitbaba(m): 8:13pm On Aug 09, 2016
Ijaw this, Ijaw that...are Ijaws the only riverine tribe?? How many medals the ilaje people don win??


On a serious note, yes it's a great advantage to us, buh again the Nigerian factor comes in...no facilities, poor orientation, neglection etc...

BTW, Ijaws not swimming in Olympic has nothing to do with oil

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by modath(f): 8:14pm On Aug 09, 2016
swagaholic:
Used to respect mo even as I know she's a ZOMBIE, buh after these thread she just lost my respect.... if OIL ain't everything why is nigeria killing for it??

Awwwhh, thx but nevermind about the respect, it won't make any difference, and you all should stop pretending, not one of you missed my point... it's well outlined and very obvious, no room for misunderstanding.

Even if they have 100% resource control, will it stop the IJAWS not harnessing their natural, God given aquatic skills?

Oil or no oil, they should be swimming, diving or water anything available on the world stage!! That is my point but you can all mischievously continue to derail and play devil's advocate..

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by modath(f): 8:25pm On Aug 09, 2016
DickDastardly:
Picture Modath with Megaphone preaching this on the streets of Bayelsa grin cheesy

"I, i, i just say make the niger delta youths dem comot mind for oil .... then i woke up in emergency ward"
grin grin


cheesy grin cheesy grin , that picture is tame, get one with broken ribs and punctured lungs... cheesy


Mehn, dem Ijaws should be shining on the world stage but...


Legitbaba:
Ijaw this, Ijaw that...are Ijaws the only riverine tribe?? How many medals the ilaje people don win??

Ilaje nor plenty reach Ijaw, the microscope is always on the majority.


On a serious note, yes it's a great advantage to us, buh again the Nigerian factor comes in...no facilities, poor orientation, neglection etc...

You are kidding, facilities? It is not in naija dictionary, do we even have books in Libraries? Seats in classrooms? Does any of that stop determined folks from reaching their full potentials?

I know both Mary Onyali and Olusoji Fasuba, neither had government support till they made a name for themselves.





BTW, Ijaws not swimming in Olympic has nothing to do with oil

It has to do with oil, if not dem for dey blow for water sports, they have the potential, they just refuse to explore that option and also aren't putting in their best, IMHO.

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by swagaholic: 8:33pm On Aug 09, 2016
modath:


Awwwhh, thx but nevermind about the respect, it won't make any difference, and you all should stop pretending, not one of you missed my point... it's well outlined and very obvious, no room for misunderstanding.

Even if they have 100% resource control, will it stop the IJAWS not harnessing their natural, God given aquatic skills?

Oil or no oil, they should be swimming, diving or water anything available on the world stage!! That is my point but you can all mischievously continue to derail and play devil's advocate..
why are u concerned abt d ijaws?? Re u Ijaw? Re u married to an Ijaw man? Re ya people better than the ijaws? Madam, have a pleasant night rest....

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by CyberWolf: 8:35pm On Aug 09, 2016
Oasis007:
Minister of Education must re-introduce and make HISTORY a compulsory Subject at all levels!

I think it's gonna help the younger Folks to learn how the Revenues generated from the exportation and sales of Cocoa from the West, Groundnuts from North and the Palm Nuts/Oil from the East were used to develop their Region before the discovery of OYEL!

I remembered a time our Teacher asked us to write an Essay on; Is Crude Oil Discovery in Nigeria a Blessing or a Curse?!

If I am asked the same Question now; I would definitely write an excellent Essay on it..... in Summary, it's a CURSE!
you people should stop all this lies.. During the discovery of oil, the country was practicing True Federalism so a kobo from cocoa or whatever wasnt invested in Oil.. The IOCs invested there funds in the development of oil..

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by payosehtor(m): 8:36pm On Aug 09, 2016
seunny4lif:
grin grin grin
Food don land
Ijaw people are not afraid of River but are Afraid of Swimming pool gringrin grin grin
Since Swimming pool no get fishes or Pipelines to blow up grin grin dem no like am
una wan kill person with laughter. abeI o!
Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by omcnka: 8:38pm On Aug 09, 2016
CyberWolf:
you people should stop all this lies.. During the discovery of oil, the country was practicing True Federalism so a kobo from cocoa or whatever wasnt invested in Oil.. The IOCs invested there funds in the development of oil..
In addition Nigerdelta had palm oil and rubber then.

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Re: When Will Ijaw Youths Realize That Oil Isn't The Only Thing In Life? by gartamanta: 8:42pm On Aug 09, 2016
modath:



You are missing the point, I'm talking specifically about AQUATIC sports that Ijaws should by nature/ adaptation be well versed in...

As for the oil producing angle, don't Saudi, UAE, Venezuela,Angola, Iran etc also have oil? Why are they at the games?


Why would the Ijaws want to represent Nigeria in any sports? Would Ijaws want to be part of Nigeria if they had a choice? That's the question you need to ask. Personally, I think that Ijaws as a people and a nation would have been a much richer nation if Lord Lugard had not made them part of Nigeria. Ijaws don't really need Nigeria for anything, if anything, it is Nigeria that needs them.

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