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|Re: . by Purehuman(m): 6:51pm On Apr 22, 2018|
Ohaneze kept talking gibberish when they turned the heat on them.
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|Re: . by Handsomegod(m): 7:54pm On Apr 22, 2018|
Kokolet11:It is a pity South East leaders failed to see the inherent benefits in using IPOB and their positive as well as nuisance value as a bargaining chip,either to extract regional advantages or even push for complete ouster from the Union. The truth is that Nigerian structure is systematically skewed and made to work against Igbo emancipation and it was a long orchestrated process.It would have taken a massive force like IPOB to force the hand of the cabal holding the country. IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu were the biggest nightmares of the Caliphate and Western Slave Masters and the only force capable of shifting the levers of power. I recall,while IPOB and their activities were in high pitch,many Middle Belt and South South groups started talking tough and also seeking a renegotiation of the terms of the union. The assassination of MNK and proscription of IPOB saw these hitherto activism from these other regions die off. Today,everybody is back to square one. Till date,i still wonder why Ohaneze leadership and the governors facilitated the assassination of MNK and disbanding IPOB. It took the dust to settle before most people who formerly oppose MNK and IPOB to know they indeed are the beacon Igbos would have latched on to,even if they appear crude and radical. At least the double standards as it relates to governments treatment and covert acceptance of Fulani Herdsmen,Boko Haram amnesty and the latest coronation of Ganiyu Adams,a notoriuos criminal whose rap sheet is wider than Canada,as the Are'Onakakanfo of Yorubaland clearly opened the eyes of our people to the error this nation is. Rather too late! The Northern Ireland Republican Army was also a rag tag collective that started like IPOB which still succeeded to gain independence for their people.That was historical opportunity we all lost. Today,nothing else will galvanize Igbo consciousness and project like IPOB and i wish they keep the international tempo burning. It is only a matter of time. Nigeria is it is today is beyond saving and the leaders know. In the absence of restructuring,dissolution is imminent. Only time is the key factor. That is why a pan Igbo think-thank like Oga Spyder want to gather here is critical and timely for regional development. God bless us. #damn all typos
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|Re: . by Ofodirinwa: 8:35pm On Apr 22, 2018|
IPOB is bigger, smarter and stronger than your suggestion. They know why they're saying what they're saying if you don't
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|Re: . by Ofodirinwa: 8:36pm On Apr 22, 2018|
bia, can we discontinue any conversations about Ohaneze and governors? This thread will implode discussing them because all anyone can say is 'i wish ohaneze would ___, i wish governors would ________' and that's not a plan/planning.
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|Re: . by Ofodirinwa: 8:37pm On Apr 22, 2018|
unless you're in ohaneze, stop talking about them. Ohaneze doesn't have an office. Google them. You think they're going to 'develop igboland' because you read about them online?
|Re: . by Handsomegod(m): 9:02pm On Apr 22, 2018|
Here is the first series of my submissions.These are my opinions scribbled in a hurry: We can fine tune ideas generated here,bind them in a hard copy and present to Ohaneze and Aka Ikenga and all relevant PAN-IGBO groups:
Technical and vocational education: Already,we have a relatively advanced and functional fabrication and technical sub-sector in Aba,Coal Camp and Nnewi. It is heartwarming that motor parts of all sizes and machine tools for plants and heavy equipment are all fabricated in the above locations. An upgrade of existing technical colleges and Universities and establishing new ones (with emphasis on these key areas) will further enhance this comparative advantage. I have it on record that most oil servicing companies in the Niger Delta depend on our local fabricators for some basic and advanced tools and equipment especially as it becomes increasingly costly to source them abroad. This is our comparative advantage and must be sustained. I learnt we have just two very functional steel fabricating mills in Nigeria.One in Aba and one in Nnewi.
ICT and ROBOTICS:
ICT has revolutionized work,recreation and lifestyle. I learnt there is an ICT institute in Enugu or yet to be approved? Spyder help me out.I recall seeing something like that earlier. I recall the entire Enugu state and most South East States are already fibre optic compliance.This should spark off an ICT revelotion already! With the ICT univerisity in Enugu,we should be thinking of creating and making Enugu the digital hub in Nigeria and West Africa,after Nairobi and Johannesburg.A vibrant ICT sector in Igboland will revolutionise business and commerce in record time. Not to talk of attracting new businesses in the long run.
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence are critical frontiers for the future. A review of the existing science curriculum to accommodate these new areas are critical. But this can only be preceded by foreign sponsorship of our bright students to study and learn these new knowledge. The current Chinese MIight was built by these linkage programmes which they eventually replicated and improvised at home.
In drawing up a new Pan-Igbo education policy,it is instructive we extract the expertise and assistance of Igbo professionals in diaspora to create an indigenous based education with global relevance.
Transportation is critical to business. The Igbo speaking areas have by far the highest concentration of entrepreneurs per head in Sub-Saharan Africa. Available stats showed Eastern Airports are more active than their northern and western counterparts.One of the biggest challenges of our people is transportation. A new Pan-Igbo transportation road map will emphasise on PPP to redesign existing roads and also develop new rail tracks to connect all the vital cities. Sadly,South East was not captured in the current APC governemrnt rail infrastructure development. That is why we must aggressively push for this on a PPP basis.
Is there anyway we can speed up the concession of Akanu Ibiam and Sam Mbakwe Cargo airports? I am most sure that if we pursue this as a regional goal,it will become a reality.
Culture is a people way of life and we are gradually losing ours.While New Yam Festivals are still being observed in many communities,we can take it a notch higher by making a global brand. A totally diabolical celebration like the Osun Osogbo festival is already attracting global attention. Same as Ojodu Oba in Ijebu Areas and Drum Festivals in Abeokuta. (read this is not envy but acknowledging the fact). Our Mmonwu festivals are gone. My nephews and nieces have never even seen a masquerade. Meanwhile,Hallowen celebration has become almost an entertainment sub-sector in the west with Costume and prop managers making a kill each season.Not to think of events mangers and promoters!Same as the dragon festival in China. We can create a new culture calendar in Igboland that will include specific periods for our celebrations including Ofala to ensure visitors and interested indigens residing abroad include this calendar in their year book. There is a lot we can do here... To be continued..
|Re: . by achi4u(m): 9:56pm On Apr 22, 2018|
Chai! This thread has already be threading and I'm not aware. Thanks to you Oga Spyder880 for the wonderful pictures you took from Abakaliki and Uburu - Ohaozara axis, truly Dave Umahi is working.
My problems and fears with all this wonderful contributions and plans are Nigerian government who will stop at nothing to ensure the states quo remain.
They can do everything anything to ensure that no meaningful plan or dreams ever comes to reality because by allowing us develop to such an extent will automatically keep our teaming youth busy and the influx to other regions will also be in check.
The hatred is mutual. IPOB is a case study.
|Re: . by Kokolet11: 10:04pm On Apr 22, 2018|
Handsomegod:ohanaeze and south east govs were deceived with the call for igbo presidency come 2023 and they believed.we are watching and praying that God keeps us alive.
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|Re: . by spyder880(m): 10:48pm On Apr 22, 2018|
@ HandsomeGod, I am taking notes. Good submissions.
|Re: . by BabaRamota1980: 11:26pm On Apr 22, 2018|
BabaRamota here to represent Ngwa Autonomous Community.
Good job ma blodas
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|Re: . by BabaRamota1980: 11:56pm On Apr 22, 2018|
The first and most important task for Igbo are here:
#one= What is Igbo & Who is Igbo?
#two= What is Igbo ethos?
#three= Who in past & current times can be demonstrated to billboard for Igbo ethos?
#four= Create an Igbo brand based on these characters & call for its practice.
#five= Create a network of political legacies around a central Igbo theme.
#six= Form a regional militia as a counter force to the oppressive assaults from uniformed authorities.
#seven= Build credibility for your militia against external attacks.
#eight= Carry out periodic, unprovoked assaults against perceived enemies.
#nine= Be modest, but be firm.
#ten= Talk less, Act more.
#eleven= Negotiate more, Threaten less.
|Re: . by BabaRamota1980: 12:13am On Apr 23, 2018|
Hey, omo ibo, na God go hammer ya knuckles you take type this. My Aare Ona Kakanfo is not a criminal. If you want to talk about criminals they plenty for Biafran and IPOB leadership.
|Re: . by whirlwind7(m): 6:24am On Apr 23, 2018|
That pathetic group called ohaneze, is filled with a bunch of self seeking old goats
Nine out of a possible ten, they always take a stand that is obscure and ridiculous. Haven't had much reason to pay them any mind.
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|Re: . by whirlwind7(m): 7:52am On Apr 23, 2018|
Noted. Kindly overlook that. No one is a 100.
This thread wasn't created for such arguments and counters to them, please. We just can't seem to get enough of tribal slurs here.
Abeg, take am easy. Wondering if you're Ngwa as you claimed.
As noted by someone yesterday, we shouldn't make this thread about Ohaneze and other socio political bodies in Igbo land. They are not our voice, and the aim of this thread contrasts with what they claim to represent.
|Re: . by Goahead(m): 12:07pm On Apr 23, 2018|
But seriously, how could you forget to take pictures of this place?
|Re: . by Xander85: 12:47pm On Apr 23, 2018|
Abakaliki looks like obodo oyibo!
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|Re: . by BabaRamota1980: 1:32pm On Apr 23, 2018|
Thank you my brother. Im a proud Yorubaman. Just reading and exchanging ideas das all. I love Ngwa people
|Re: . by BabaRamota1980: 1:34pm On Apr 23, 2018|
Obiano already said he would turn Anambra to Europe.
|Re: . by BabaRamota1980: 1:35pm On Apr 23, 2018|
Thank you my brother. Im a proud Yorubaman. Just reading and exchanging ideas das all. I love Ngwa people
|Re: . by DawatNama(m): 1:50pm On Apr 23, 2018|
Serious I don't understand why you Uncircumcised Pigs will always keep vigil and be flying all over IPOB thread. What da fucxk is wrong with you amu apis?
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|Re: . by horsepower101: 2:09pm On Apr 23, 2018|
You need to stop this. Once you start insulting people, this thread will become useless and will be full with insults. It has happened so many times and yet you guys never learn.
|Re: . by achi4u(m): 3:16pm On Apr 23, 2018|
Xander85:Yes ooo, we're living like whites..
Abacha round about fountain water �
Just that this water is not running in most homes.
#irony of life
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|Re: . by Goahead(m): 4:50pm On Apr 23, 2018|
achi4u:Dude, what is going on in Presco junction? That place looks too dirty
|Re: . by InyinyaAgbaOku(m): 5:50pm On Apr 23, 2018|
I thought I was the only person that noticed.
He/she claimed we should brainstorm on stuffs, spyder880 asked him what can be done, he claimed he didn't know that others should do the job, and now went to tell us for the second time about SW buying airport.
And Cjrane was busy replying him.
O di egwu
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|Re: . by BabaRamota1980: 6:00pm On Apr 23, 2018|
You want to derail this nice thread from its progress. I will not take your bait. Im enjoying good inputs from responsible Igbos right at this moment.
|Re: . by Ttipsy(m): 6:51pm On Apr 23, 2018|
Goahead:Oga its not dirty, that's d red earth we r talking about, sumfn hv to b done asap
|Re: . by achi4u(m): 6:55pm On Apr 23, 2018|
Goahead:Bros Na so we see am for now. Maybe in due time, he may beam his searchlight towards that area.
His concentration is that of Ebonyi mall.
Please we are not building shoprite but Ebonyi Mall.
|Re: . by InyinyaAgbaOku(m): 8:20pm On Apr 23, 2018|
If we can't build tall houses due to power failure, then we can make broad shaped houses like the Loma Linda and Maryland estates as above.
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|Re: . by Develpeast: 9:21am On Apr 24, 2018|
The development of igboland has been the most important topic in the minds of every igbo youth. This goes to show the forward thinking being instilled in us by our parents and forefathers. I give kudos to our generations past for the mindset they sent down to us and let us understand the importance of developing our lands. I also thank the Nigerian system for their skewed developmental plan and how they had indirectly taught us to fend for ourselves without the help of any nationalistic amenity.
I am going to dedicate my time on this thread even to highlight the things we need to do differently so that we can achieve our desired aim.
The lawmakers from the southeast were chasing southeast development commission which will see to the development of the eastern region. They tabled it before the senate and it has passed the second reading. The only problem I have with them is their inability to see it through in this first tenure of Buhari's regime when he is still looking for voters and can be cajoled into making lawmakers from his region make it possible.
The SEDC will be looking into the general development of critical structures in the east and more so, involve in refining policies within the region to enable development come into the region within the next 20 years. The commission will be funded by the state governors, it citizens, and corporate organizations in the region. This go a long way in generating bigger internal generated revenue in the region for development.
The people who are going to head this commission will solely be technocrats. These men will be successful men their various industries and they will have enough experience in raising funds and attracting investors that will invest in critical sectors in the economy of the east.
The real issue here is the commitment of these lawmakers, they have slowed down in recent times to push for these things because they cannot negotiate terms with their colleagues in the red chamber. Everything is not done with an open book agreement but there are some back channels our lawmakers need to take to be able to see this SEDC enter the light of day.
So, I am going to ask again, how can we push for this SEDC to come into fruition which will herald the new dawn to eastern development. Who can remind them that they have a task at hand and they have neglected the real issues they were voted to discuss in the red chamber.
|Re: . by Handsomegod(m): 9:29am On Apr 24, 2018|
Develpeast:https://oak.tv/south-east-development-commission-bill/:https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/06/breaking-reps-reject-bill-establish-south-east-development-commission/. Refer to the links above. Is the bill still tenable in view of the above?
|Re: . by Develpeast: 9:39am On Apr 24, 2018|
It was rejected in the lower house but it was allowed to go for the second reading in the upper chamber.
|Re: . by spyder880(m): 6:35pm On Apr 24, 2018|
ON EDUCATION IN IGBOLAND
The importance of a good quality education from infancy to adulthood cannot be over emphasised. Good education is what will prepare the young mind for all the challenges that must come much later in life. This is why its important that all the plans and policies we must promote must include qualitative education as a big part of it.
The quality of education in Nigeria has been on the decline, and nobody seems to be concerned about the long term effects of this problem. The young people has been wrongly educated for too long that education itself is becoming less interesting to the younger generation. We should ensure that it is changed.
If you are not rich enough, you cannot afford to send your children to the type of schools where the right values are inculcated in them. Public schools are a complete sham these days, with strikes, government neglect and sex-for-marks syndrome in our schools, merit has been thrown into the trash can. This situation needs to change, and quickly too.
What's the way forward?
We must plan a change in the education curriculum of Igboland. The values being taught in schools, and most especially the courses must change to reflect current realities. The national education policy, and their funding for schooling is grossly inadequate. We must ensure that our governments increase their budgets for education, and make sure the spending on education reflects on the young people on the streets. By so doing, our values and belief system will change for the better. A better educated and informed populace is always harder to confuse, but are an asset to the nation.
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