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Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by frankdoz22: 3:52pm On Sep 13, 2018
Social Thought:
WHY ON EARTH CAN WE BE NIGERIANS AGAIN? OBASANJO FINALLY OWNS TO THE TRUTH OF BIAFRAN EXPERIENCE

OBASANJO'S RESPONSE TO BBC HARDTALK:
WHY IGBOS ARE ANGRY WITH NIGERIA:

“My friends who are not from the East of Nigeria where Igbos come from often ask me why there is so much anger in the East and among Igbos. Some wonder why, despite the famed Igbo” wealth’ and enterprise all over Nigeria, the people still complain that Nigeria is unfair to them. Some insinuate that the anger comes from the loss of the 2015 election by Jonathan who the Igbos heavily backed.
And why is it that the current generation of Igbos are so angry as to contemplate carrying arms against the country? With lots following Nnamdi Kanu of IPOB with his secessionist message. Those not following Kanu may despise his antics and rhetoric but are sympathetic to his underlying message. And what is that message? That Igbos don’t feel wanted in Nigeria. That decades of official marginalization and discrimination should be stopped or they should be allowed to take their chances in a new nation.
First, for those who think this is all about Jonathan and Buhari. It is not. Igbos were disappointed that Jonathan did not win. But those whose candidates lose elections lick their wounds. It is allowed. It happens when your candidate loses election. Why did the Igbos invest so much emotions in Jonathan, a non-Igbo from Ijaw? It was more because of the fear of their experience in the past 50 years. Nigeria has placed an embargo on any Igbo man becoming Nigerian president and Igbos understand this.
Jonathan was the next best thing. Other parts of Nigeria have supported their sons to the presidency. Some have bombed Nigeria into submission to get their sons to Aso Rock. Igbos have little capacity to blackmail Nigeria to the presidency. They chose Jonathan as their “Igbo”. But that’s not to say that they are angry enough because he lost to contemplate going to war on his behalf. Jonathan was not really the model of a President the Igbo would go to war for. And even his Ijaw people have accepted his loss.
So? Igbo anger has been building up in Nigeria since the 70s. As kids, people made choices in other parts of Nigeria school years based on the narrative of the Igbo place in Nigeria. They knew about the glass ceiling against Igbos.
After the civil war, despite the “No winner, no vanquished” program, Nigeria placed glass ceilings and no-go areas for Igbos. The war reconstruction program was observed more in the breach. There was the “abandoned” property program that was introduced to drive a wedge between components of the former South-East Nigeria. While the country was too embarrassed to put the discrimination program down in an official gazette, it was there for anyone who cared to look. It was evident in the Igbo police officer who stayed in one position while less qualifies juniors progressed to become his bosses. It was evident when no Igbo qualified to become the Inspector General of Police, or lead any division in the armed forces. It was there when "sensitive" or "lucrative" positions were shared in Nigeria and Igbos were conspicuously absent.
It was there when Igbos were only fit enough to be made Minister of Information until Obasanjo administration came to power. And even recently, it was there when Buhari appointed 47 people to man the critical roles in his government and no one from the South east was there. Any time there is a federal appointment in Nigeria, its usually the east that is left to shout. It was there from Buhari first term as a Military Junta to his second coming and any other time in-between.
The Igbo elite called it marginalization. Other Nigerians countered by saying no part of Nigeria was getting enough. Marginalization was universal. But they forgot something. The Igbo cry of marginalization was official policy. It was expected. It was programmed. And occasionally, key government officials let it slip that Igbos should not complain. After all, they fought a war with Nigeria. Talk about No Victor, No Vanquished. There was a Victor alright. And they were reminded of that at every turn. Every appointment. Every national project was propagated with the glass ceiling in mind to contain the Igbos.
How can any nation grow when the leaders are mandated to keep a viable component of her resources subjugated and useless because of fear and insecurity? Nigeria was only pretending. Igbos were licking their wounds and complaining and the rest of Nigeria were too busy to notice. Go to the South-East today. Since the 70s and the oil boom. Nigeria has invested in commercial industries across the country. None has been sited in the South east. None. Refineries, Steel Plants, Cement Firms. Any Industry.
The South East was systematically deindustrialized. Even when it was the best location for any industry, there was always a reason why it should not be sited there. What this means was that any Igbo man that wanted to work in a commercial federal establishment had to leave the east. Add this to the indigenization policy of the early 70s that pushed the Igbos out of private companies. It meant that international companies also avoided expansion into the south east. The Nigerian Breweries, the Dunlop and other such firms sited their plants outside the East and only set up distribution centers to sell in the region.
This is one of the main reasons the exodus of Igbos from the zone accelerated after the war and continues to this day despite the hostility they face in certain parts of Nigeria. And why most Igbos became traders and commercial business men. Access to organized work either in the government, government commercial institutions and even commercial institutions were limited. This concerted government plan worked so well that the even Igbos began to hate themselves and hate to invest in their zone till this day.
The only industrial enterprise in the east are built by easterners; Nnewi, Aba, Onitsha. These are Igbo indigenous industrial cities. The plan was to frustrate them from investing in their zone or force them to move the industry to North or West where it can be taken from them after getting them to transfer the technology. This has been the practice since the end of the war.
In addition to this, the Federal Government has systematically made it difficult for Easterners to do commercial business even in the East. The Federal Roads in the East are some of the worst in Nigeria. The Eastern Sea ports have been made ineffective. It was a war to get the Enugu Airport upgraded to an International Airport. The former Finance Minister shed tears on the day the first International Flight landed in Enugu. Yes, Okonjo Iwealla cried! Recently, it was only the South East that was conspicuously missing in the New Railway Plan of the Federal Government.
Nigeria has 6 regions and one was missing in a national railway plan while nobody cares. Incidentally, Igbos who reside in the east are the most itinerant in the country and would benefit most from a national transport plan. Even our President Buhari changed the plan to include his village but a major zone of the country was not included.
When you go to the east, despite the lack of federal presence, the presence of police all over the east tells a story. They mount road blocks and make it difficult to have commercial activities to run smoothly. Recently, Customs has joined. And lastly the army. It is an occupied territory. They extort money. They intimidate them by all means. They have recently started shooting and killing them.
Nigeria has made the east unlivable. They sponsor dubious governors, senators, and political leaders that take orders from the caliphate - Purposely, Carefully.
In conversations, people often accuse the east of being clannish or tribalistic. That is far from the truth. No group assimilate or blend in more than the Igbos. They claim Igbos are welcome in all parts of Nigeria, but outsiders cannot come to the East. The question is: why would anyone come to the east? To do what? There is no business to do in the east. Nigeria has ensured that. Why would someone from the South West of Nigeria go to the East to invest? No one would prevent them. But it hardly makes commercial sense. Nigeria has ensured that.
Those from the North are there in droves. Igbos love to celebrate with cows. And the cattlemen go there to sell their cattle. No one molests them. In the villages in the East, these northerners live unmolested. But those are the only people who can find commercial reason to be there! So those who wonder why Igbos are angry, wonder no more. While most would not dare carry arms against Nigeria, don’t under estimate the level of disconnection and anger especially among the younger generation who feel hopeless and in prisoned for something they did not do.
Nigeria is made of nations that came together to form the country. No nation will like to remain in perpetual servitude or slavery. Igbos were at the forefront in the fight for Nigerian independence against Britain. If they did not allow Britain to subjugate them, they surely will not allow any local power or they may strike at the slightest opportunity at other pseudo dominating power over them.
That Nnamdi Kanu’s supporters starred down army tanks with sticks is a sign that the next generation will be ready to fight bare hands if necessary to stop Nigeria treating the Igbo nation as second-class citizens. There will be fiercer and angrier Kanus in the immediate future if Nigeria does not officially stop the “vanquished “program against the Igbos who fought the civil war.
You cannot preach *unity* and *indivisibility* of the country on TV and all your actions point to discrimination against the components of the country. It is hypocrisy. It is as dangerous as it is foolhardy. Let those who preach unity walk the talk and stop open discrimination of their countrymen. History has shown that you cannot decree peace. You cannot decree unity. You cannot force any group to belong to a country by force, it may work for a time. But never sustainable.
Nigeria has a lot to look forward to as a united country. It also has enough for the regions and nations that make up the country. Our diversity is a blessing. Our failure to reach our potential is caused mostly by the internal contradictions and the inability to build a fair country that can bring out the best out of her component regions.
Those who shout most about loving Nigeria today are mostly those its current unfair structure favor. But Nigeria will continue being as strong as its weakest link. And the weak links are all there to see. The East is one of the weakest links. Until it stops being a weak link, Nigeria cannot truly make progress” Source : The Republican News.

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by zinnydan(f): 3:54pm On Sep 13, 2018
Biafra has come to stay

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by gidgiddy: 3:56pm On Sep 13, 2018
zinnydan:
Biafra has come to stay

For life

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by musttapha(m): 3:57pm On Sep 13, 2018
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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by buharitill2023: 3:57pm On Sep 13, 2018
The jobless aggressive lazy idiotic pigs of bia-fra terrorist are just disgracing Nigeria with their corrupt and hypocritical greediness.
In a wider view, everybody are marginalised in this country by who? By the greedy elite.
The jobless aggressive lazy idiotic pigs of bia-fra terrorist supported ineffectual buffoon without a single project in SE, nobody cry of marginalisation.
So what is the problem of the jobless aggressive lazy idiotic pigs of bia-fra terrorist?. They love corruption.

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by zinnydan(f): 3:58pm On Sep 13, 2018
gidgiddy:


For life
na so bro

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by Nobody: 4:00pm On Sep 13, 2018
Igbo Amaka.



grin

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by jokinexcel(m): 4:15pm On Sep 13, 2018
Hard talk, Nigeria is sitting on a time bomb.

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by Ekez(m): 4:15pm On Sep 13, 2018
And somebody will come to the national tv to say "nigeria's unity is not negotiable"
Since they have decided to hold the igbo's down ,they'll not make any progress

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by Ekez(m): 4:17pm On Sep 13, 2018
zinnydan:
Biafra has come to stay
Zee oga diri gi na mma

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by buharitill2023: 4:26pm On Sep 13, 2018
jokinexcel:
Hard talk, Nigeria is sitting on a time bomb.
only the jobless aggressive lazy idiotic pigs of bia-fra terrorist are sitting on time bomb.

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by Presidiotbuhari: 4:36pm On Sep 13, 2018
buharitill2023:
The jobless aggressive lazy idiotic pigs of bia-fra terrorist are just disgracing Nigeria with their corrupt and hypocritgreediness.
In a wider view, everybody are marginalised in this country by who? By the greedy elite.
The jobless aggressive lazy idiotic pigs of bia-fra terrorist supported ineffectual buffoon without a single project in SE, nobody cry of marginalisation.
So what is the problem of the jobless aggressive lazy idiotic pigs of bia-fra terrorist?. They love corruption.

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by Presidiotbuhari: 4:37pm On Sep 13, 2018
Ekez:
And somebody will come to the national tv to say "nigeria's unity is not negotiable"
Since they have decided to hold the igbo's down ,they'll not make any progress
That is certain....

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by gidgiddy: 4:46pm On Sep 13, 2018
Ekez:
And somebody will come to the national tv to say "nigeria's unity is not negotiable"
Since they have decided to hold the igbo's down ,they'll not make any progress

"Nigeria's unity is not negotiable" = "The flow of Oil is not negotiable"

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by Ekez(m): 4:51pm On Sep 13, 2018
gidgiddy:


"Nigeria's unity is not negotiable" = "The flow of Oil is not negotiable"
Datz it

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by AustineE1: 4:54pm On Sep 13, 2018
As the issue of Biafra stands now,i can tell you that nobody can stop an idea whose time has come,its either you change by it or the wind of change will dissipate you.
Whenever you push a man to the wall,he will definately repel!
.....the blood of innocent biafran agitators killed by the ruling civilian junta,will some day water the trees of freedom!

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by orisa37: 4:58pm On Sep 13, 2018
Full Autonomy to The 36 States on Homeland Internal Security Control, Resources Finding and spending Control, State Independent Election Control and Limiting F.G to Foreign Affairs only will solve all of Nigeria's Problems.

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by SadMemories(m): 4:58pm On Sep 13, 2018
buharitill2023:
The jobless aggressive lazy idiotic pigs of bia-fra terrorist are just disgracing Nigeria with their corrupt and hypocritical greediness.
In a wider view, everybody are marginalised in this country by who? By the greedy elite.
The jobless aggressive lazy idiotic pigs of bia-fra terrorist supported ineffectual buffoon without a single project in SE, nobody cry of marginalisation.
So what is the problem of the jobless aggressive lazy idiotic pigs of bia-fra terrorist?. They love corruption.
BUHARI OLE. LOOKING FOR OIL MONEY.

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by Bane2020: 5:09pm On Sep 13, 2018
buharitill2023:
only the jobless aggressive lazy idiotic pigs of bia-fra terrorist are sitting on time bomb.
Always regurgitating the same old crap, E be like say one Ipob sharp guy dey nak your babe abi?

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by Xander85: 5:17pm On Sep 13, 2018
Did Obasanjo say all that? undecided
Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by frankdoz22: 5:20pm On Sep 13, 2018
Bane2020:

Always regurgitating the same old crap, E be like say one Ipob sharp guy dey nak your babe abi?
Aahh nooo! That yeroba Muslim is suffering an ewedu syndrome!

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by meolaniyi(m): 6:09pm On Sep 13, 2018
Very true

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by lwise(m): 6:24pm On Sep 13, 2018
buharitill2023:
only the jobless aggressive lazy idiotic pigs of bia-fra terrorist are sitting on time bomb.

It clearly show you are sick up stairs,how can you keep calling people like you pig all the time.Are you not tired of your regular display of insanity.Your moniker say 'buharitill2023',instead of you to convince people to vote for your paymaster,you keep insulting them.

CC Lalasticalala , please is high time you ban this guy.

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by enemybulldozer(m): 6:40pm On Sep 13, 2018
buharitill2023:
The jobless aggressive lazy idiotic pigs of bia-fra terrorist are just disgracing Nigeria with their corrupt and hypocritical greediness.
In a wider view, everybody are marginalised in this country by who? By the greedy elite.
The jobless aggressive lazy idiotic pigs of bia-fra terrorist supported ineffectual buffoon without a single project in SE, nobody cry of marginalisation.
So what is the problem of the jobless aggressive lazy idiotic pigs of bia-fra terrorist?. They love corruption.
God have mercy on idiotic pigs of buhari for they know not what they're doing. 30k is really killing some people thats why they see the dullard as a messiah.

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by velocity25(m): 6:41pm On Sep 13, 2018
All hail Biafra, all hail Biafra, all hail Biafra

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by Nobody: 6:51pm On Sep 13, 2018
people like buhari2023 is one of the reason Nigeria is not making progress.... Nigeria is a Bitch
Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by Tajbol4splend(m): 6:57pm On Sep 13, 2018
Igbos, maybe thats the reason for the hereditary fury at other tribes, this reminds me of mama Blessing the electronic seller in my street, shes not the sexiest but the hottest
Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by Almaiga: 7:17pm On Sep 13, 2018
Igbo's are greedy and ungrateful sets of people. Upon the hospitality they enjoy from Nigerian's, outside their Region. They still propagate hate and lies against their host.
But one day, monkey go go Market, but e no go know road to come back.

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Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by Kingspin(m): 7:19pm On Sep 13, 2018
THE SIMPLEST ANSWER TO BIAFRA QUESTION IS TO LIBERATE NIGERIA.
Re: Biafra: A Yoruba Muslim Response To Bbc Hardtalk On Why Igbo's Are Angry With Ni by BiafraIShere(m): 7:34pm On Sep 13, 2018
Nigeria is cursed! You can't hold the Igbos down forever, the tempo is increasing! The anger is building and it would one day get to tipping point!! The Igbos are too many, too educated, too exposed and proud to be subjugated without repercussions!! Destroying the worthless and useless country is a task that must be done. We may not pick up arms but we have what it takes to do maximum damage on the sh!thole.

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