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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by Nobody: 5:01pm On Mar 08
ofai:


I don't believe ajose was a senior professor because there is NO Proof of such claim. I even thought you were refering to age. So far, history tells us that dike was the most prominent among his contemporaries. Even the academic world couldn't dispute it.

You linking zik to appointments is dubious and to even start with, does not prove that parties appoints academics. The head of government (balewa) appoints while the ceremonial president only accents. So blaming igbos for your kinsmen not being better qualified enough to run the premier university is ridiculous.

UI was not owned by the Yoruba western region. It was established by colonialists. Unilag belonged to the federal government because it wasn't established by the western region. It was only OAU that was established by the western region at ife. That explains why it was a Yoruba that was appointed as the first VC.

Dike was a foremost historian who gave the african community back the academic rationale to narrate and research its own history. Google is your friend.

Let us not write baseless epistles.

Facts are:

1. In the academia, appointments are made by seniority based on year of appointment at a certain level - from assistant lecturer to professor.

2. Nnamdi Azikwe was the President and had power to determine what happened in Federal institutions which included University of Ibadan.

3. Prof Ajose became a Professor in 1948.
In 1948 he was appointed Professor of Preventive and Social Medicine at University College, Ibadan, the first Black African to hold a Chair there, and he was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine from 1958 to 1959. From 1961 until 1966 he was Vice Chancellor of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo) University.

See: http://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/biography/?id=WH3007&type=P

4. I could not find any record on when Prof Dike was appointed a Professor but as at 1946, Kenneth Dike was still a Post Graduate student.
The process which led to the establishment of what is today the department of Archaeology and Anthropology date back to 1946, when as a post-graduate student, Kenneth Onwuka Dike (later Professor of History and the first Nigerian Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan), discovered the potentials of archaeology in providing the missing time-depth to Nigerian history. This discovery came as he read an article by none other than Thurstan Shaw, who was to become the founding Head of the department of Archaeology (as it first was)

See: http://sci.ui.edu.ng/archhistory

As at 1946, Kenneth Dike was still a PG student meanwhile in 1948, Ajose Oladele was appointed a Professor. This goes tp show Ajose was a much more senior Professor but not only that, he was an accomplished African in his field who held several positions before Kenneth Dike began working in the academia.

Why a much senior professor was skipped for a much younger professor. And interestingly, the appointer and the appointees were both of the same ethnic background.

You ruminate on these facts and do the Math. There really isn’t any need for you to respond, just take the dates and run with them.

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by DerideGull(m): 5:07pm On Mar 08
Throwback:


Awo is to the Igbos the father of tribalism for contesting to be premier in his own Western region when he had an Igbo challenger from another party, and daring to become premier of his own region.

For daring to compete in his own region, Awolowo is a tribalist. For ensuring nepotism, Igbos are competitors.

I don't need to fear domination as my people are not famous for wailing like babies with claims of marginalization. We simply dictate our own rules in our own region, and surely we sit back to watch with amusement the protestations of only one tribe out of all the migrant tribes in our own midst - the Igbos. You are that predictable and self entitled.

I have pointed out the nepotism that Igbos termed merit in the first republic, when less qualified Igbo's were appointed by fellow Igbos into offices that were above their station, while more qualified Yoruba seniors were overlooked. And as one Igbo got in, he made sure to bring the whole clan in. The same strategy you tried to do in the Western region politics and failed woefully. While the North already knew who they were dealing with and kept you from their regional jobs and offices, while you already dominated the federal space being the educated tribe in the North-East alliance of the first republic federal government.

Despite dominating your multi-ethnic Eastern region and ensuring you dominated the federal government jobs, using the NCNC partnership with NPC, your people till this day continually wail that Amadu Bello did not allow them to have their way in the Northern region.

Till this very post, even you are still in turmoil and agony that Awolowo democratically became the first premier of his own Western region, having formed a government with his own Action Group and independent parliamentarians who together formed a majority government. What manner of greed and baseless envy is the Igbo imbued with?

Your greed is legendary and is exemplified by the recruitment conducted by Igbos in University College Ibadan.

It was also the NPC/NCNC government that appointed Prof. Eni Njoku as Principal of University of Lagos, so no surprises at all. The Igbos must have it all.

Still you wanted the very soul of the Nigerian Federal Government, hence the Igbo coup of January 1966, and the subsequent unitary decree of Aguiyi Ironsi.

Your ways are known to all, and we have put you were you belong.

If only your Igbo sons and daughters could erase the history of the Yorubas they always have to catch-up to.



Awolowo did not contest for the premiership of western region of Nigeria with any party. However his party, AG, lost the regional election of 1951 and followed suit with federal election of 1954.

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by ofai: 5:08pm On Mar 08
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Dr. Kenneth O. Dike, the president of Anambra State University in Enugu, Nigeria, died in a hospital there on Oct. 26, it became known Friday. He was 65 years old.

In 1973 Dr. Dike became the first Mellon Professor of African History at Harvard University. He was a founder and the first director of the Nigerian National Archives, a former chairman of the Nigerian Antiquities Commission and, from 1967 to 1970, the roving ambassador for Biafra, the eastern region of Nigeria that failed in its secession effort.

From 1960 to 1967 Dr. Dike was the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan in Nigeria.

In the 1970's he was chairman of the Committee on African Studies at Harvard. He was also a former chairman of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the recipient of 15 honorary degrees and the author of a book, ''Trade and Politics in the Niger Delta: 1830-1885,'' published in 1956.

Dr. Dike was born in the Nigerian village of Awka and received a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Durham, England, a Master of Arts degree at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of London.

Surviving are his wife, Ona; three daughters, Nneka, of Lagos, and Chinwe and Ona, both of Cambridge, Mass., and two sons, Emeka, of Lagos, and Obi, of Cambridge, Mass.

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by ofai: 5:12pm On Mar 08
Kenneth Onwuka Dike (17 December 1917 – 26 October 1983[1]) was an Igbo Nigerian historian and the first Nigerian Vice-Chancellor of the nation's premier college, the University of Ibadan.[2][3] During the Nigerian civil war, he moved to Harvard University, Boston. He was a founder of the Ibadan School that dominated the writing of the History of Nigeria until the 1970s. He is credited with "having played the leading role in creating a generation of African historians who could interpret their own history without being influenced by Eurocentric approaches."[4]

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Born in Awka, eastern Nigeria, Kenneth Onwuka Dike was educated in West Africa, England and Scotland. He attended Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone and also Durham University for his BSc, the University of Aberdeen for his MA,[5] and King's College London for his PhD. During the 1960s, as a member of the University of Ibadan's history department, he played a pioneering role in promoting African leadership of scholarly works published on Africa. As the head of the organizing committee of the First International Congress of Africanists in Ghana in 1963, he sought for a strengthened meticulous non-colonial focused African research, publication of research in various languages including indigenous and foreign, so as to introduce native speakers to history and for people to view African history through a common eye. In 1965 he was elected chairman of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.[4]

Nwaubani argues that Dike was the first modern scholarly proponent of Africanist history. His publications were a watershed in African historiography. With a PhD from London, Dike became the first African to complete Western historical professional training. At the University College of Ibadan, he became the first African professor of history and head of a history department. He founded the Nigerian National Archives, and helped in the founding of the Historical Society of Nigeria. His book Trade and Politics in the Niger Delta 1830-1885 dealt with 19th-century economics politics in the Niger Delta. He focused on internal African factors, especially defensive measures undertaken by the delta societies against imperialist penetration. Dike helped create the Ibadan School of African history and promoted the use of oral evidence by African historians.[6]

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^ "Kenneth O. Dike Dies In a Nigerian Hospital". The New York Times. 1983-11-13. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
^ J. Gus Liebenow (1986). African Politics: Crises and Challenges. 388 of A Midland book. Indiana University Press. p. 191. ISBN 978-0-253-3027-55.
^ Richard A. Joseph (2014). Democracy and Prebendal Politics in Nigeria. 56. Cambridge University Press. p. 52. ISBN 978-1-107-6335-37.
^ a b Keith A. P. Sandiford, A Black Studies Primer: Heroes and Heroines of the African Diaspora, Hansib Publications, 2008, p. 151.
^ "Kenneth O. Dike Dies In a Nigerian Hospital". The New York Times. 1983-11-13. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
^ Ebere Nwaubani, "Kenneth Onwuka Dike, 'Trade And Politics,' and the Restoration of the African in History", History in Africa: A Journal of Method, 2000, Vol. 27, pp. 229-248
Toyin Falola, The History of Nigeria, Greenwood Press, 1999.
Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by Nobody: 5:14pm On Mar 08
Throwback:


Even Dike could not understand why he had to be called back from an unfinished Sabbatical in the USA to come become Vice Principal under the soon departing British Principal.

He was apprehensive to accept the position he damn well knew he was the most senior and most qualified Igbo, but not the most senior or most qualified Nigerian.

Just as the Igbos would have cried fowl if Brigadier Maimalari was appointed as first Nigerian Major General, ahead of Aguiyi Ironsi the most senior, or Ademulegun and Ogundipe who were the next ranking of all the 4 Brigadiers that were in contention for the promoting to Major General.

It is for such slight that a more senior Ojukwu, rejected the authority of a subordinate Gowon.

Yet our Igbo debater believes merit is only said to have been adhered to when an Igbo is appointed out of the blues ahead of his superiors. He is even trying to cast aspersions as to the academic credentials of the first African Professor in a globally multiracial environment in a then British run university. Oladele Ajose broke the glass ceiling for others to follow.

Merit = Igbo

Unfortunately, it was Igbos that self destruct and truncated the Igbo domination by nepotism agenda, out of excessive greed to have it all.


You are very correct with your analysis on them. They want to dominate and it is all well and good when they dominate, problem begins when they are prevented from dominating other people.

They keep chorusing ‘Awolowo and tribal politics’ and I do not blame them. They do not read and have no sense of history whatsoever.

Azikwe started Igbo Union much earlier to congregate all Igbos for election/voting purposes across Nigeria and when he took over NCNC, a party founded by a Yoruba man, this Igbo Union was collapsed into NCNC and it morphed into an Igbo party.

In response to Igbo Union, Awolowo started Egbe Omo Oduduwa which was also collapses into AG & Azikwe and his clan became itchy and protested against it. They wanted to have Igbo Union dominated NCNC but didn’t want Awolowo to gather Yoruba.

If Igbo Union founded way before Egbe Omo Oduduwa was not the start of tribal politics, then I don’t know what else is.

Azikwe and his Igbo kinsmen started tribal politics in Nigeria. They had and still hold the complex to keep their enclaves off limits but encroach on other people’s spheres. This can be argued to have fed into the first coup the Igbos orchestrated in which they killed everybody else but their own; centralized the government & civil service and filled all the posts until the game changed in ‘66.

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by Ojiofor: 5:28pm On Mar 08


All that was good that the Northerners could not occupy, the Azikiwe led NCNC ensured it went to the Eastern region, and ultimately only the Igbos of that multi-ethnic Eastern Region.[/quote]

So the likes of Chief Fetus Okotie Ebo who was the finance minister then was an Igbo right?
Stop lying and enjoy your own alliance with Buhari/North.

@ throwback

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by BankeSmalls(f): 5:32pm On Mar 08
Throwback:


Yes he was made vice principal of the University College Ibadan ahead of the most senior African on the academic board and first ever Nigerian professor, Prof. Oladele Ajose.

Dike's appointment was facilitated by the Igbo dominated NCNC who had also installed Dr Akanu Ibiam who was the first Igbo doctor, as the School Council chairman. While Oladele Ajose was most senior and readily available at the school, Dike was called back from the USA where he was on an unfinished sabbatical, to come take a position (Vice Principal) he wasn't the most qualified for.

When the British eventually withdrew their administration of the school, Akanu Ibiam as School Council Chairman, further ensured that Kenneth Dike who was a fellow Igbo like him, became the first Nigerian principal of University College Ibadan. Professor Oladele Ajose realised that he was forever going to remain a victim of the NCNC and Igbo version of "merit" system that only found the Igbos qualified for positions that their better educated and more experienced Yoruba superiors did not qualify for. Ajose read the Igbo writing on the wall and moved to the Western Region owned University of Ife, to become its first principal.

Prof Kenneth Dike and Akanu Ibiam led school council would eventually go on to conduct recruitment into UI after the departure of the British. Out of 115 new hires, only 3 were Yorubas while the bulk of the remainder were from the Eastern Region.

That is how Igbos practice a merit based system.

The foolish Yorubas who were members of NCNC were never offered any sensitive position in the NPC/NCNC partnership of the first republic. Not even the Eastern minorities were offered critical positions.

All that was good that the Northerners could not occupy, the Azikiwe led NCNC ensured it went to the Eastern region, and ultimately to only the Igbos of that multi-ethnic Eastern Region.

Of course, they wouldn't have given educated igbos appointments, they should reserve it for yorubas who as at then were jumping around from cocoa tree branch to branch as illiterate farmers.

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by ofai: 5:38pm On Mar 08
Y0ruba:


Let us not write baseless epistles.

Facts are:

1. In the academia, appointments are made by seniority based on year of appointment at a certain level - from assistant lecturer to professor.

2. Nnamdi Azikwe was the President and had power to determine what happened in Federal institutions which included University of Ibadan.

3. Prof Ajose became a Professor in 1948.


See: http://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/biography/?id=WH3007&type=P

4. I could not find any record on when Prof Dike was appointed a Professor but as at 1946, Kenneth Dike was still a Post Graduate student.

See: http://sci.ui.edu.ng/archhistory

As at 1946, Kenneth Dike was still a PG student meanwhile in 1948, Ajose Oladele was appointed a Professor. This goes tp show Ajose was a much more senior Professor but not only that, he was an accomplished African in his field who held several positions before Kenneth Dike began working in the academia.

Why a much senior professor was skipped for a much younger professor. And interestingly, the appointer and the appointees were both of the same ethnic background.

You ruminate on these facts and do the Math. There really isn’t any need for you to respond, just take the dates and run with them.

Your ability to articulate your positions doesn't prove that Dike wasn't qualified enough to become the VC. The crux of the matter is:

1. The seniority cadre you raised as regards UI VCship started when? What age was considered an age for retirement at that time? What age was considered viable for VCship for a professor?


2. How far-reaching and seminal was Ajose works on preventive medicine compared to dike's works on African history for a previously colonial country like Nigeria?

3. Who had the real power to appoint a VC, the prime minister, the political party or the ceremonial president?

4. Why are you limiting VCship to politics only? Was there no professional competence considered before initiating the politics of it?

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by Throwback: 5:47pm On Mar 08
Ojiofor:


All that was good that the Northerners could not occupy, the Azikiwe led NCNC ensured it went to the Eastern region, and ultimately only the Igbos of that multi-ethnic Eastern Region.

So the likes of Chief Fetus Okotie Ebo who was the finance minister then was an Igbo right?
Stop lying and enjoy your own alliance with Buhari/North.

@ throwback


Okotie Eboh was a thief who had been allowed to steal uncontrollably by the British, so he could become the financier of the NCNC and curtail Azikiwe to conform to British agenda in a post colonial Nigeria. Even before independence, he had held lofty cabinet positions that gave him access to public funds and assets.

He was nothing politically outside his own immediate enclave in the Midwest, and had no political ambition beyond having access to even steal more money.

He had his ministerial job, and faced it, never posing a threat to the Igbos in anyway, having already the handicap of being a minority tribe.

He was overlooked for the role of senate president as a federal parliamentarian.

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by Throwback: 5:53pm On Mar 08
BankeSmalls:


Of course, they wouldn't have given educated igbos appointments, they should reserve it for yorubas who as at then were jumping around from cocoa tree branch to branch as illiterate farmers.

Do you know how long it took the Igbo to have a Medical Doctor or Lawyer, after the Yorubas were already in their 3rd generation of those same profession.

Do you think it is mere coincidence that Yorubas were already forming political parties so early and rightfully demanding a university from the British colonialists?

Or you think Yaba Higher College and University of Ibadan were sited in Yorubaland by coincidence?

It will forever be remembered that Azikiwe was the protege of a Yoruba politician. That is how "illiterate" the Yorubas were, yet setting standards for the rest of Africa.

Can you name 10 Igbo Doctors and 10 Igbo Lawyers before the year 1900?

Oops! There was none in that jungle.

Dare me, and I will name 15 Yorubas in each and give you Engineers too.

Did you know that the first female Nigerian Doctor was Yewande Savage, who never practised in Nigeria, while the first female Nigerian doctor to have practised was Abimbola Awoliyi at 1938. While the first female Igbo doctor was in 1950, only to be killed the next year by the famous village science of envy by her own people?

Did you know that the first black female to ever attend Oxford University, was a Nigerian called Lady Kofoworola Ademola, wife of Sir Adetokunbo Ademola?

What were Igbo women doing then?
They were busy shaving the heads of widows.

Or you think it is coincidence that Yoruba women founded the National Council for Women Societies NCWS?

Just like Yoruba Men, Yoruba Women set records for Africa.

How illiterate is that to be a pioneer?

Better return to your cave before I strip you Unclad with the truth that brings agony and misery.

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by Throwback: 5:56pm On Mar 08
DerideGull:


Awolowo did not contest for the premiership of western region of Nigeria with any party. However his party, AG, lost the regional election of 1951 and followed suit with federal election of 1954.

You can imagine how uninformed this dude is?

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by ofai: 6:03pm On Mar 08
Throwback:


Do you know how long it took the Igbo to have a Medical Doctor or Lawyer, after the Yorubas were already in their 3rd generation of those same profession.

Do you think it is mere coincidence that Yorubas were already forming political parties so early and rightfully demanding a university from the British colonialists?

Or you think Yaba Higher College and University of Ibadan were sited in Yorubaland by coincidence?

It will forever be remembered that Azikiwe was the protege of a Yoruba politician. That is how "illiterate" the Yorubas were, yet setting standards for the rest of Africa.

Lies lies lies.....

UI was not a western Nigeria or awo affair, it was a west African colonial affair, and Ibadan was more proxy to Lagos (then the FCT) than any other part of the country.

Yabatech was never a western region affair. It was purely to serve the colonial masters prior to UI establishment. Western region had not influence over it.

If zik learnt from Macaulay, then Macaulay should thank olaudah equiano for helping to abolish slavery. For without abolitionist there won't be any Macaulay.

What about Africanus Horton, highly regarded as the father of modern african political thought years before Macaulay existed?

Dude, Igbo are not your mates. Show some respect.

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by BankeSmalls(f): 6:04pm On Mar 08
Throwback:


Do you know how long it took the Igbo to have a Medical Doctor or Lawyer, after the Yorubas were already in their 3rd generation of those same profession.

Do you think it is mere coincidence that Yorubas were already forming political parties so early and rightfully demanding a university from the British colonialists?

Or you think Yaba Higher College and University of Ibadan were sited in Yorubaland by coincidence?

It will forever be remembered that Azikiwe was the protege of a Yoruba politician. That is how "illiterate" the Yorubas were, yet setting standards for the rest of Africa.

In all the useless education, how did we end up with a brown roof republic as our only consolation? tongue

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by BankeSmalls(f): 6:06pm On Mar 08
ofai:


Lies lies lies.....

UI was not a western Nigeria or awo affair, it was a west African colonial affair, and Ibadan was more proxy to Lagos (then the FCT) than any other part of the country.

Yabatech was never a western region affair. It was purely to serve the colonial masters prior to UI establishment. Western region had not influence over it.

If zik learnt from Macaulay, then Macaulay should thank olaudah equiano for helping to abolish slavery. For without abolitionist there won't be any Macaulay.

What about Africanus Horton, highly regarded as the father of modern political thought?

Dude, Igbo are not your mates. Show some respect.

friend, stop wasting your time teaching these illiterates, it's not worth the effort abeg.
Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by Throwback: 6:13pm On Mar 08
ofai:


Lies lies lies.....

UI was not a western Nigeria or awo affair, it was a west African colonial affair, and Ibadan was more proxy to Lagos (then the FCT) than any other part of the country.

Yabatech was never a western region affair. It was purely to serve the colonial masters prior to UI establishment. Western region had not influence over it.

If zik learnt from Macaulay, then Macaulay should thank olaudah equiano for helping to abolish slavery. For without abolitionist there won't be any Macaulay.

What about Africanus Horton, highly regarded as the father of modern political thought years before Macaulay existed?

Dude, Igbo are not your mates. Show some respect.

Who ever said they were regional schools?

I am telling you that the Yorubas looked the British in the face and demanded for tertiary education, at a time the Igbos were yet to have secondary schools.

Or you want to deny the above fact?

Don't let me disgrace you here ooo.

You are our catch up neighbours we share a country with. Besides that, we would have long developed if not for the British holding us back so that other Nigerians can have a chance at catch up.

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by BankeSmalls(f): 6:14pm On Mar 08
ofai:


Your ability to articulate your positions doesn't prove that Dike wasn't qualified enough to become the VC. The crux of the matter is:

1. The seniority cadre you raised as regards UI VCship started when? What age was considered an age for retirement at that time? What age was considered viable for VCship for a professor?


2. How far-reaching and seminal was Ajose works on preventive medicine compared to dike's works on African history for a previously colonial country like Nigeria?

3. Who had the real power to appoint a VC, the prime minister, the political party or the ceremonial president?

4. Why are you limiting VCship to politics only? Was there no professional competence considered before initiating the politics of it?


Gbam!

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by Throwback: 6:23pm On Mar 08
ofai:


Lies lies lies.....

UI was not a western Nigeria or awo affair, it was a west African colonial affair, and Ibadan was more proxy to Lagos (then the FCT) than any other part of the country.

Yabatech was never a western region affair. It was purely to serve the colonial masters prior to UI establishment. Western region had not influence over it.

If zik learnt from Macaulay, then Macaulay should thank olaudah equiano for helping to abolish slavery. For without abolitionist there won't be any Macaulay.

What about Africanus Horton, highly regarded as the father of modern political thought years before Macaulay existed?

Dude, Igbo are not your mates. Show some respect.

Do you know how many Africans in the diaspora were educated just like Africanus Horton?
Who is to say that those ones did not have Yoruba or Igbo or Ijaw ancestry?

We are talking of Nigerians who identified with their tribe and lived with their tribe post slavery, or who never had any need to return from slavery seeing that they never departed their tribe as slaves.

Funny enough, the same Africanus Horton was educated at CMS grammar school in Yorubaland, and never associating with his own tribesmen who were still cavemen in the eastern extremities of British protectorates in West Africa. That type of secondary school the Igbos would not have until well after the amalgamation of Nigeria, when the Igbos had to be kept abreast of what had become norm in Yorubaland.

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by ofai: 6:30pm On Mar 08
Throwback:


Who ever said they were regional schools?

I am telling you that the Yorubas looked the British in the face and demanded for tertiary education, at a time the Igbos were yet to have secondary schools.

Or you want to deny the above fact?

Don't let me disgrace you here ooo.

You are our catch up neighbours we share a country with. Besides that, we would have long developed if not for the British holding us back so that other Nigerians can have a chance at catch up.

While yorubas were busy skull mining and bedding their mistresses in the 18th century, igbos then were busy wielding immense influence as abolitionists and political scholars.

Park well.

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by ofai: 6:38pm On Mar 08
Throwback:


Do you know how many Africans in the diaspora were educated just like Africanus Horton?
Who is to say that those ones did not have Yoruba or Igbo or Ijaw ancestry?

We are talking of Nigerians who identified with their tribe and lived with their tribe post slavery, or who never had any need to return from slavery seeing that they never departed their tribe as slaves.

Funny enough, the same Africanus Horton was educated at CMS grammar school in Yorubaland, and never associating with his own tribesmen who were still cavemen in the eastern extremities of British protectorates in West Africa. That type of secondary school the Igbos would not have until well after the amalgamation of Nigeria, when the Igbos had to be kept abreast of what had become norm in Yorubaland.

The CMS grammar school was owned and built by who? Yoruba? Lol.... Dude, don't disgrace your tribe here. CMS was owned by the British. Save your breath.

Without Igbo, your history will be written and researched for you. Thank dike.

Without Igbo, slave abolition would have been delayed. Thank equiano.

Without Igbo, you won't have had independence from Britain. Thank zik.

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by BankeSmalls(f): 6:41pm On Mar 08
ofai:


The CMS grammar school was owned and built by who? Yoruba? Lol.... Dude, don't disgrace your tribe here. CMS was owned by the British. Save your breath.

Without Igbo, your history will be written and researched for you. Thank dike.

Without Igbo, slave abolition would have been delayed. Thank equiano.

Without Igbo, you won't have had independence from Britain. Thank zik.


Below the belt! grin

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by Throwback: 6:52pm On Mar 08
ofai:


The CMS grammar school was owned and built by who? Yoruba? Lol.... Dude, don't disgrace your tribe here. CMS was owned by the British. Save your breath.

Without Igbo, your history will be written and researched for you. Thank dike.

Without Igbo, slave abolition would have been delayed. Thank equiano.

Without Igbo, you won't have had independence from Britain. Thank zik.


Zik got Nigeria independence yet he was a protege of a Yoruba politician who himself was in the midst of other Yoruba politicians already demanding for home rule.

Zik got us independence, yet it is recorded as historical fact that the different times the motion for independence was moved, it was by the members of the Action Group, starting with Anthony Enahoro.

The question then goes that, if CMS with its many Yoruba returnee slaves were able to realise the need for education among the Yorubas, why didn't freed Igbo slaves return to establish even a kindergarten that early?

I gave a challenge early to an empty head. I now lay same challenge before you as BankeSmalls with a small brain couldn't face such mission impossible.

Mention 10 Igbo doctors and 10 Igbo lawyers before the year 1900, who were known to practise in what exist as present Nigeria.

Let us see who were the illiterate tribe as at 1900, and who did not have a secondary school as at then.

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by ofai: 7:24pm On Mar 08
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Zik got Nigeria independence yet he was a protege of a Yoruba politician who himself was in the midst of other Yoruba politicians already demanding for home rule.

Zik got us independence, yet it is recorded as historical fact that the different times the motion for independence was moved, it was by the members of the Action Group, starting with Anthony Enahoro.

The question then goes that, if CMS with its many Yoruba returnee slaves were able to realise the need for education among the Yorubas, why didn't freed Igbo slaves return to establish even a kindergarten that early?

I gave a challenge early to an empty head. I now law same challenge before you as BankeSmalls with a small brain couldn't face such mission impossible.

Mention 10 Igbo doctors and 10 Igbo lawyers before the year 1900, who were known to practise in what exist as present Nigeria.

Let us see who were the illiterate tribe as at 1900, and who did not have a secondary school as at then.

That would be childish of me. Mentioning who were doctors or lawyers, you should have included engineers, clergies, soldiers, and every other vocation known to man. Its unfortunate I was dealing with an amateur like you.

Its better I leave you gasping for breathe as I watch you drown in your intellectual mud.

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by Throwback: 7:29pm On Mar 08
ofai:


That would be childish of me. Mentioning who were doctors or lawyers, you should have included engineers, clergies, soldiers, and every other vocation known to man. Its unfortunate I was dealing with an amateur like you.

Its better I leave you gasping for breathe as I watch you drown in your intellectual mud.

Oops!

No name exist because it is a mission impossible for you and BankeSmalls. You cannot overcome the historical fact that you played catch up to the Yorubas who were setting African records when the Igbos were yet to have a secondary school.

My case is closed with excellence!

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by Ojiofor: 7:33pm On Mar 08
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Okotie Eboh was a thief who had been allowed to steal uncontrollably by the British, so he could become the financier of the NCNC and curtail Azikiwe to conform to British agenda in a post colonial Nigeria. Even before independence, he had held lofty cabinet positions that gave him access to public funds and assets.

He was nothing politically outside his own immediate enclave in the Midwest, and had no political ambition beyond having access to even steal more money.

He had his ministerial job, and faced it, never posing a threat to the Igbos in anyway, having already the handicap of being a minority tribe.

He was overlooked for the role of senate president as a federal parliamentarian.

You said earlier that Igbo cornered every position in NCNC /NPC government and here you are making excuses why a minority from Midwest became finance minister in the same government.
Enjoy your coalition with Buhari/ACN/CPC and stop propagating falsehood.

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by ofai: 7:36pm On Mar 08
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Oops!

No name exist because it is a mission impossible for you and BankeSmalls. You cannot overcome the historical fact that you played catch up to the Yorubas who were setting African records when the Igbos were yet to have a secondary school.

My case is closed with excellence!

*yimu* *yawns*
Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by writeprof(m): 8:12pm On Mar 08
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Yes he was made vice principal of the University College Ibadan ahead of the most senior African on the academic board and first ever Nigerian professor, Prof. Oladele Ajose.

Dike's appointment was facilitated by the Igbo dominated NCNC who had also installed Dr Akanu Ibiam who was the first Igbo doctor, as the School Council chairman. While Oladele Ajose was most senior and readily available at the school, Dike was called back from the USA where he was on an unfinished sabbatical, to come take a position (Vice Principal) he wasn't the most qualified for.

When the British eventually withdrew their administration of the school, Akanu Ibiam as School Council Chairman, further ensured that Kenneth Dike who was a fellow Igbo like him, became the first Nigerian principal of University College Ibadan. Professor Oladele Ajose realised that he was forever going to remain a victim of the NCNC and Igbo version of "merit" system that only found the Igbos qualified for positions that their better educated and more experienced Yoruba superiors did not qualify for. Ajose read the Igbo writing on the wall and moved to the Western Region owned University of Ife, to become its first principal.

Prof Kenneth Dike and Akanu Ibiam led school council would eventually go on to conduct recruitment into UI after the departure of the British. Out of 115 new hires, only 3 were Yorubas while the bulk of the remainder were from the Eastern Region.

That is how Igbos practice a merit based system.

The foolish Yorubas who were members of NCNC were never offered any sensitive position in the NPC/NCNC partnership of the first republic. Not even the Eastern minorities were offered critical positions.

All that was good that the Northerners could not occupy, the Azikiwe led NCNC ensured it went to the Eastern region, and ultimately to only the Igbos of that multi-ethnic Eastern Region.

For me, this is quite educative. Is there an documentary evidence of all these such as biographies, autobiographies, history books etc for me read.

May be this why UI today seems to be turning to an ethnic-based university with many departments having only Yoruba lecturers.
Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by LaudableXX: 8:17pm On Mar 08
ofai:
You just don't get it do you?

Somebody wanted to downplay njoku's botany, and I reminded the person that botany was relevant to agriculture particularly plant crops in which Nigeria's economy was built on in the 50s and 60s. What's confusing here?

Stop this faultfinding and stop stick to the point stated.

Oga, go back and read what you wrote again in your previous posts, and stop contradicting yourself. undecided

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by LaudableXX: 8:19pm On Mar 08
writeprof:
For me, this is quite educative. Is there an documentary evidence of all these such as biographies, autobiographies, history books etc for me read.

May be this why UI today seems to be turning to an ethnic-based university with many departments having only Yoruba lecturers.

See how patronising you sound. So UNN in Nsukka with its tons of only Igbo lecturers in many departments, is not turning into an ethnic-based university?

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by mercyville: 9:55pm On Mar 08
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Yes he was made vice principal of the University College Ibadan ahead of the most senior African on the academic board and first ever Nigerian professor, Prof. Oladele Ajose.

Dike's appointment was facilitated by the Igbo dominated NCNC who had also installed Dr Akanu Ibiam who was the first Igbo doctor, as the School Council chairman. While Oladele Ajose was most senior and readily available at the school, Dike was called back from the USA where he was on an unfinished sabbatical, to come take a position (Vice Principal) he wasn't the most qualified for.

When the British eventually withdrew their administration of the school, Akanu Ibiam as School Council Chairman, further ensured that Kenneth Dike who was a fellow Igbo like him, became the first Nigerian principal of University College Ibadan. Professor Oladele Ajose realised that he was forever going to remain a victim of the NCNC and Igbo version of "merit" system that only found the Igbos qualified for positions that their better educated and more experienced Yoruba superiors did not qualify for. Ajose read the Igbo writing on the wall and moved to the Western Region owned University of Ife, to become its first principal.

Prof Kenneth Dike and Akanu Ibiam led school council would eventually go on to conduct recruitment into UI after the departure of the British. Out of 115 new hires, only 3 were Yorubas while the bulk of the remainder were from the Eastern Region.

That is how Igbos practice a merit based system.

The foolish Yorubas who were members of NCNC were never offered any sensitive position in the NPC/NCNC partnership of the first republic. Not even the Eastern minorities were offered critical positions.

All that was good that the Northerners could not occupy, the Azikiwe led NCNC ensured it went to the Eastern region, and ultimately to only the Igbos of that multi-ethnic Eastern Region.
They had wanted to grab Nigeria totally for themselves but God is a loving God.Azikiwe had always suspected that the superior brain of the Yorubas will overcome them one day,reason his and his tribe's heads were always stuck up the Hausa/Fulani's blockoss.Alas,because of their greed, they have become 5th citizens and slaves crying for freedom.Karma is certainly a boomerang.

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by BankeSmalls(f): 10:03pm On Mar 08
mercyville:

They had wanted to grab Nigeria totally for themselves but God is a loving God.Azikiwe had always suspected that the superior brain of the Yorubas will overcome them one day,reason his and his tribe's heads were always stuck up the Hausa/Fulani's blockoss.Alas,because of their greed, they have become 5th citizens and slaves crying for freedom.Karma is certainly a boomerang.

When fifth citizens start to buy up the first citizens lands so much that they are raising funny laws to stop them, you know who is losing grin

I want the country to continue like this for another 100 years and lets know who will move over to Togo because they cannot afford to pay Tinubu to live on their ancestral lands anymore.

Karma is a Nigerian grin

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by ofai: 10:04pm On Mar 08
mercyville:

They had wanted to grab Nigeria totally for themselves but God is a loving God.Azikiwe had always suspected that the superior brain of the Yorubas will overcome them one day,reason his and his tribe's heads were always stuck up the Hausa/Fulani's blockoss.Alas,because of their greed, they have become 5th citizens and slaves crying for freedom.Karma is certainly a boomerang.

See this sicko.... Tomorrow you will go begging your Igbo landlord for money.

With all your superbrain Nigeria is the way it is today.

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Re: Esther Eyiuche Uchendu Wins 2018 Young Scientist Award by BankeSmalls(f): 10:06pm On Mar 08
ofai:


See this sicko.... Tomorrow you will go begging your Igbo landlord for money.

With all your superbrain Nigeria is the way it is today.

Nigeria is the way it is because of these people who are too lazy to lift a finger. They dragged this country to a certificate without knowledge country.

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