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|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by Nobody: 4:25am On May 25, 2010|
mekuszyx:A leader . . . .that does what?
You just explained to me that the title is noting but its name.
I double dare you. I need to know where my 6-fig salary husband lives
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by sjeezy8: 4:34am On May 25, 2010|
lol what of an emir of abia- that sounds better.
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by mekuszyx: 4:35am On May 25, 2010|
That speaks on their behalf to host community. For e.g., the millions of Igbo living in Lagos cannot all troupe to Alausa to see the gov all at once, should the need arise. For that they need representatives, whom they themselves have elected/appointed. Same for the thousands of Yoruba in Abia.
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by mekuszyx: 4:40am On May 25, 2010|
There is also an emir of Abia, though he goes by the title of Sarki
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by Nobody: 5:15am On May 25, 2010|
mekuszyx:hmmmm. . . . .
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by EzeUche(m): 6:03am On May 25, 2010|
This is complete and utter rubbish! I weep for my home state. . .
I blame the other people who inhabit Abia State.
We Aro and the warriors of Ohafia would not have allowed this if we were in power.
Mekuszyx, do not even mention reparations in my presences. The slave trade made my people prosperous, why should I care? Weaker people got sold. No problem with me.
Will our Igwes stand up against this nonsense?
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by EzeUche(m): 6:06am On May 25, 2010|
Frankly, I did not even know there were Yoruba in Abia State. I never seen any. . . I seen them in Port Harcourt by why God's Own State?
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by mekuszyx: 2:44pm On May 25, 2010|
Thanks for admitting some ignorance. Yorubas are everywhere in Nigeria, just that Igbos are more in number outside Igboland than Yoruba outside Yorubaland. The owner of the biggest taxi company in Abia is Yoruba-most of his drivers are also yoruba. Many of them are teaching at the Fed uni, as well as at the NRCRI, umudike. Many are cops, customs, prisons, immigration officials, students, traders, taxi drivers, iya olonjes (bukateria) etc. The same for other Igbo states, as we have shown previously for Enugu and Anambra. A good number of these people own their rown homes too.
Take home message:
The traffick is both ways across the Niger river.
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by udezue(m): 3:10pm On May 25, 2010|
Yoruba people in Biafra. I thought SJeezy swore on grabdfather's grave that its not possible for Yoruba to leave Yoruba land.
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by mekuszyx: 3:20pm On May 25, 2010|
Alao-Akala, Ooni, Ezeife For Oduduwa Day In Awka
By Okey Maduforo, Correspondent, Awka
Oyo State governor, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, Ooni of Ife and former governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwumeka Ezeife, are to grace the Oduduwa Day and Award presentation billed for Saturday in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
Also to attend the event are Senator Ben Obi, Igwe Gibson Nwosu, Governor Peter Obi and his Deputy, Dame Virgy Etiaba, who would be decorated as the mother of the day.
Speaking with Daily Independent in Awka, President of Egbe Omo Oduduwa, Chief Tunde Adegbenjo, pointed out that some notable personalities would be bestowed with awards of excellence and commendation which include former Anambra State governor, and Action Congress (AC) governorship candidate, Dr Chris Ngige, as well as Senator Emma Anosike. He also disclosed that the CEO of Capital Oils Nigeria Limited, Chief Ifeanyi Uba, who averted a looming ethnic clash between the Igbo and Yoruba in Nnewi commercial town, will also be honoured.
Adegbenjo explained: “What we are doing is to remind our brothers and sisters in Anambra State that we are one. I am from Kwara State and I have been here for more than 15 years. I have been doing business in Anambra State and I have even extended beyond the state and it has been blissful and warm so far. I even married an Igbo girl from Delta State. So what would my Yoruba brothers tell me about Ndigbo that would make me to start having reservations about them?”
Continuing, Adegbenjo noted that the occasion would certainly attract the presence of some personalities from across the country, namely the Ooniof Ife and Eze Uzu Awka as royal fathers of the day, as well as Oyo State governor, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, as special guest of honour.
Others expected are Senator Ben Obi, an indigene of Awka who will be the chairman of the occasion; and former Anambra State Governor, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, as guest speaker.
He added, “We also have the Timi of Ede as royal father of the day and Anambra Governor, Peter Obi, as chief host. Interestingly, Obi’s predecessor, Dr. Chris Ngige, and Deputy Governor, Dame Virgy Etiaba, would also be there along with Senator Emma Anosike. These would be receiving various awards at the ceremony that would be graced by other personalities like former Anambra Police Commissioner, Amusa Bello, Chief Executive of Capital Oil, Chief Ifeanyi Uba, Ozo Mike Nwogbo, the Nneni DPO, Mr. Ayodeji Ogundele.
“Also expected at the occasion are former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, and incumbent Governor Raji Fashola, along with some titled men from Yorubaland. We shall also play host to Yoruba communities from the South East and South South states.”
Explaining what would be expected of the organisation by next year, Adegbenjo said, “There is plan to start a mass transit scheme which has already been registered and we intend to launch it by next year. The transit scheme would cover some Yoruba states to Anambra given the difficulty in getting direct transport from Awka. We have commenced discussions with vehicle owners in Anambra and four other states in the west in a bid to actualising this dream.”
He also announced that a centre is in the offing for cultural integration between the Yoruba and Igbo, which he said would include library on Nigerian history with special bias for Igbo and Yoruba, as well as showcase of the arts and crafts of the people.
“This is aimed at educating the upcoming generation on the essence of national unity. Today people do not pay attention to social studies that we use to learn in our primary school days. The civil education and social values that our nationalists laid down for us have been eroded and that is to our own detriment. The place will be a research centre that would educate our coming generation and be useful to those in the academic world,” he said.
While the Odu’a community in Anambra pulls out all the stops ahead of this Saturday when the event will take place, social observers are of the view that it should be sustained for posterity.
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by mekuszyx: 3:21pm On May 25, 2010|
Ezeife Insists On Ethnic Unity
•As Odua Honours Ngige, Alao Akala, Etiaba, Ooni
By Okey Maduforo Correspondent, Awka
Former Anambra State governor, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has posited that the only way to achieve true federation is for the respective ethnic groups to create a synergy for national unity.
Ezeife, who disclosed this at the end of year party and award presentation-ceremony of Egbe Omo Oduduwa in Awka Anambra State, pointed out that there is a confirmed socio-cultural relationship between the Igbo and Yoruba in Nigeria, adding that the two ethnic groups should be on the vanguard of national unity and true federation.
He contended that the bane of Nigeria’s democracy and corporate existence is the so much concentration of power at the centre, and sued for a weak centre and strong federating units.
“I believe that the first call is for the Igbo and Yoruba to start constructive engagement and end the parallel line relationship.
“Parallel lines do not meet. These parallel lines must bend towards each other or the rot and disintegration cannot be halted and reversed. The second call is for the building up of the critical minimum force to propel political arrangements in the directions that make things work. The logical end of the call is for the immediate constitution of a Peoples’ (Constituent) Assembly, where Nigerians will work to give onto themselves the constitutional arrangements that will make things work in Nigeria.
“This should be done in the proven knowledge that the present arrangement is chocking off growth and development possibilities and seems to be moving our beloved country inexorably to ruin!”
At the occasion, former Anambra State governor, Dr Chris Nwabueze Ngige, was honoured as a pacesetter and detribalised Nigerian whose tenure as governor ensured the safety of the people irrespective of tribe or religion.
According to leader of Yoruba community in Anambra State, Mr. Tunde Adegbenjo, Ngige is the only governor past and present that has been of immense assistance to the Yoruba community.
He recalled that in the 2005 pilgrimage, Ngige while in office gave the Yoruba community in Anambra slots to attend pilgrimage.
The Yoruba leader recalled that during the religious and ethnic clashes in the country, Ngige ensured the safety of non-indigenes and provided relief materials for their up keep.
Also honoured was Oyo State Governor, Dr Adebayo Alao-Akala, as the patron, while Dame Virgy Etiaba was made Matron of Yoruba community in Anambra State.
Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade and Obi Gibson Nwosu of Awka kingdom were made royal fathers of the day.
In his goodwill message to his brothers in Anambra state, Oyo state governor, Alao-Akala, expressed happiness with the award given to him and urged the Yoruba in Anambra State to remain good ambassadors of their state.
Akala further reiterated the Oyo State government’s continued protection of lives and properties of non-indigenes and also creating an enabling environment for brotherliness and exchange of trade and commerce among all ethnic groups in Nigeria.
Also, president of Egbe Omo Oduduwa in the state noted that the importance of the celebration was to recognize personalities that have contributed to the cultural and ethnic integration among the Yoruba and the Igbo of Anambra extraction.
He also thanked the Group Managing Director of Capital Oils Limited, Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah, for his assistance to the Yoruba community and display of brotherhood by averting what would have led to a bloody ethnic clash between the Yoruba and the Igbo in Nnewi commercial town.
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by mekuszyx: 3:24pm On May 25, 2010|
I think it is time that Yorubas begin to contribute to the development of other parts of Nigeria by investing in those places, just like the Igbos are doing. Up until now, Yorubas have not contributed meaningfully in the physical development of non-Yoruba places. However, a number of them own houses in Enugu, Umuahia, Owerri, PH, Calabar, Uyo, Benin, Warri, etc. But the number is insignificant compared to Igbos who do the same in non-Igbo places.
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by udezue(m): 4:07pm On May 25, 2010|
Naw Igbos need to concentrate their on developing Igbo land more than any other section in Nigeria. There is alot more to gain when we begin our charity at home no abroad. If I ever become a governor of I will make sure I create policies that will attract more investments in my state and reduce outsourcing. I will work on making sure our graduates stay back home not run to abuja, kaduna. If I have to go head to head with the Federal govt I will. The state will be taxed and taxes will be used for development. If i have to use state prisoners sef as laborers I sure will. call me a radical if u like.
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by mekuszyx: 4:21pm On May 25, 2010|
I understand that in Nnewi, there is a community law stipulating that before anyone invests outside the town they must have already invested in the community, or you pay a huge fine. That sounds true, given the huge number of industries in Nnewi. Same should go for other Igbo towns and communities. I am not an economist, but sometimes I wonder what drives Igbos to invest heavily outside Igboland. Some say it is market forces but I disagree. People who need what you have will come to you, even if your house is in the moon. People from all walks of life, including Nigerians troop to Dubai to shop. Dubai did not move its market to America and Europe, the richest people with the greatest potential buyer population. This is one problem I have with my people- the entrenched desire to migrate-Ok I am also guilty of that.lol
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by Abagworo(m): 8:24pm On Jul 25, 2013|
I pray more of you think well before investing in your host community.
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by drnoel: 8:33pm On Jul 25, 2013|
Aloy+Emeka:its ok, tolerance is the only way forward..
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by Ikengawo: 5:26am On Sep 18, 2013|
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by OneNaira6: 5:38am On Sep 18, 2013|
I love how peaceful Abians accepted Yoruba appointing a monarch for themselves in their state. If it was the other way around, na wahalla we go hear. "This is our land. Ibos are imposing themselves in our land". Most accommodating indeed.
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by dragonking2: 9:20am On Jun 09, 2017|
I brought this thread out to let other dumb ignorant people know that yorubas also give themselves titles in other places that are non-yoruba states.
@sinistermind take note
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by sinistermind(m): 1:24pm On Jun 09, 2017|
And ur point exactly?? Becos Yoruba does it, so it is right for igbos too?
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by dragonking2: 2:49pm On Jun 09, 2017|
sinistermind:My point is that every tribe does it. So your statement claiming that yorubas don't do it is false.
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by Nobody: 2:56pm On Jun 09, 2017|
10 Yoruba population in the state of Abia appointed an Oba. Interesting
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by Notasyouthink: 4:04pm On Jun 09, 2017|
mekuszyx:At least afonjas have been informed somehow that they're in Igbo land.. tomorrow now some misguided goon will come to NL just to lament how Igbos troop in South West.
|Re: Yoruba In Abia Appoint Monarch by seunmsg(m): 4:19pm On Jun 09, 2017|
And to think this handle also joined other IBO handles to attack my innocent post earlier today. Bigotry and intolerance really runs in your blood. You should be ashamed of this post.
Long live the Oba of Abia state
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