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Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by Develpeast: 5:50am On Nov 14, 2018
Modphase:
As fair as this write up is I must admit it is flawed. If any1 tease Igbos about the love of money. They tease the Ijebus more for greediness n the Abokis for backwardness. An Igbo comedian was busy cracking jokes on n about Yoruba, I laughed this off growing up but I did take offend to it at that time because it was a subtly way Igbos use in insulting Yoruba.

This is exactly what one Nwaipkwe idiot does daily on NL until I started quoting him to make foolish n hopeless joke about his tribe n their actors n actresses. You came to the West n you can clearly see how fairly the Yorubas deal with different ethnicities.

It is crazy some Igbos want us to hate Hausa simply because they are not as educated. No Igbo I repeat can form superstar to any Yoruba. Coming top in class na shii to me, I am doing a lot beta than those that came top of my class in life today.

Igbos should know they are not superior to the most nauseating Aboki, you were just lucky civilization came to you before them. How fast n much you accepted n adopted it is your father’s problem. Nobody in Nigeria will give up their right for you to thumb your chest over. The earlier you learn this the better for all of us.


Stop making it look like its an igbo thing. Yorubas also have this condescending attitude towards the hausas too. You will hear the word 'awon aboki' used by the yorubas alot. It is the same yorubas that fight with the hausas in lagos. I have alot of experience with yorubas always insulting hausas in the north for being slow or acting unintelligent. You can not say it is particular of any tribe because other tribes see them that way too.

It is what you show to other people you are ascribed as.

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Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by MeanChris(m): 5:58am On Nov 14, 2018
resurgent4oodua:



You have exposed yourself as being just another igbo man. Leave other Nigerians to suffer under Buhari since Igbos are the best thing since the milky way and they are the richest.

Let us continue Nigeria as presently constituted and continue our strive to prosper. God will bless every every tribe in Nigeria in Jesus Name. Amen.

#istandwithbuharitill2023

Don't play the moral card on me, Oga. You are the one that started it. You've been jumping from one thread to the other on nairaland, shouting

"Igbos will never get to Aso rock!"

What do you mean by the statement
"Cut down this hateful tribe"

Hateful tribe when I'm the one that brought the white flag. I am ready to forgive you Nigerians even without you apologizing just for peace to reign but see the kind of statements you brought to a peace meeting.

Show me one thread on nairaland where someone acknowledging he/she is yoruba and is sympathetic to the marginalization Igbos have faced over the years.

I can tell you with all assurance that words like "OSU", "Biafrau d" came to Nairaland first before words like "Afonja" and "Abobaku".

It's time to let go of the hate in your heart for the Igbos. You are a Christian or you claim to be. Our doctrine is that we can and should forgive anything. I am begging you, if our crime is that we are boastful, we are sorry.. but let's stop hating each other. We are humans first before racials, and tribals.. The world is big enough for all of us.

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Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by Develpeast: 6:06am On Nov 14, 2018
0monnak0da:

The only reason they are every is their land is tiny and barren.Stop kidding yourself.
The entire land is smaller than Kwara state and most is is is red,eroded and barren.
How many NON Ibos are in Onitsha or Ariaria markets

When you say a land is barren, do you mean the land is barren from building houses and industries because I do not understand. I do not think any state in Nigeria as much real estate and industry as lagos but it happens that lagos is the smallest state in the country. Igbos build both home and away from their states. What you see in lagos, there is high possibility that it has been replicated in the east or better. So the joke is on you that an igbo man who owns a house in lagos will go to the village to sleep in the street.

If igbos want to play the ethnic card, we will behave like the hausa who sleep in low cost houses in lagos and other regions and build fantastic homes in kano where he keeps his wives and children. At least igbos contribute in paying taxes in your cities and contribute in other areas like education and industry too. Apart from a few rich hausas, how many people contribute there?

The first hate I experienced was in the west when you are surrounded by the yorubas. They look at you with such disdain that you start asking yourself why did you come here the first place.

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Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by orisa37: 6:12am On Nov 14, 2018
But Biafracracy.
Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by MeanChris(m): 6:13am On Nov 14, 2018
Develpeast:


The first hate I experienced was in the west when you are surrounded by the yorubas. They look at you with such disdain that start asking yourself why did you come here the first place.

Spot on bro. I was really taken aback. As in you could smell it in the air..
Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by Osagyefo98: 6:16am On Nov 14, 2018
Develpeast:


When you say a land is barren, do you mean the land is barren from building houses and industries because I do not understand. I do not think any state in Nigeria as much real estate and industry as lagos but it happens that lagos is the smallest state in the country. Igbos build both home and away from their states. What you see in lagos, there is high possibility that it has been replicated in the east or better. So the joke is on you that an igbo man who owns a house in lagos will go to the village to sleep in the street.

If igbos want to play the ethnic card, we will behave like the hausa who sleep in low cost houses in lagos and other regions and build fantastic homes in kano where he keeps his wives and children. At least igbos contribute in paying taxes in your cities and contribute in other areas like education and industry too. Apart from a few rich hausas, how many people contribute there?

The first hate I experienced was in the west when you are surrounded by the yorubas. They look at you with such disdain that you start asking yourself why did you come here the first place.

Na u get their....time to look their face...dem neva jam I no send like me......
Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by Nobody: 6:55am On Nov 14, 2018
MeanChris:


Don't play the moral card on me, Oga. You are the one that started it. You've been jumping from one thread to the other on nairaland, shouting

"Igbos will never get to Aso rock!"

What do you mean by the statement
"Cut down this hateful tribe"

Hateful tribe when I'm the one that brought the white flag. I am ready to forgive you Nigerians even without you apologizing just for peace to reign but see the kind of statements you brought to a peace meeting.

Show me one thread on nairaland where someone acknowledging he/she is yoruba and is sympathetic to the marginalization Igbos have faced over the years.

I can tell you with all assurance that words like "OSU", "Biafrau d" came to Nairaland first before words like "Afonja" and "Abobaku".

It's time to let go of the hate in your heart for the Igbos. You are a Christian or you claim to be. Our doctrine is that we can and should forgive anything. I am begging you, if our crime is that we are boastful, we are sorry.. but let's stop hating each other. We are humans first before racials, and tribals.. The world is big enough for all of us.

See ehn, on ground, nobody really has time for who or what igbos are. Nigerians are pretty set in their ways on how they view igbos and you igbos have forged ahead with your trading business regardless.

I appreciate the gesture behind creating this thread but it won't change the facts on ground that other Nigerians will not lie down and allow Igbos trample on them. From where I stand, I think what igbos are asking for is that the other major tribes allow themselves be trampled upon, which would never happen.

With regards to igbo pride, we are used to it by now and have accepted that that is the make up of the igbos. Online insults for a century will not change the average igbo neither will it change how other Nigerians view igbos hence why I said we should continue enduring how Nigeria is. I am a Christian and I have accepted my fate that I can't change the behaviour of the average igbo man. Therefore, hating the igbos will be needless and highly detrimental to my health.


#istandwithbuharitill2023

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Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by Auladimeji1: 7:15am On Nov 14, 2018
Igbos are the number one tribalist in Africa ,how many Igbo's were killed during the first coup.Don't let me open a thread about the tribalist igbos angry

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Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by fergie001: 7:34am On Nov 14, 2018
fabre4:
Oga you cant retain your sound mind here
For me,I am......
I studied Nl from the outside for over 3years,
I knew what I was getting into...

I am retaining my full sound mind,my dear.....

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Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by Westbestside: 7:54am On Nov 14, 2018
KANUISALIVE:


When i say travel, i mean within the country besides you can't compare even though abroad.

There is a saying that any place you don't find an Igbo person run because there is no progress there

Lol, now i get your point and that is what we always want to be hearing from you guys. Always clarify. Now let me ask you, why would they travel to other part of the country when their own region is the best in the nation where every other regions always want to come. Average yorubas think of traveling to a place better than his home of which none is in the country. So they rather travel abroad. Telling yorubas to travel to east or north is like telling europeans to travel to africa. Do not mind us, we always think of better place than our own place. Hope you grab it.

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Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by Westbestside: 8:04am On Nov 14, 2018
KANUISALIVE:
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I'm sure that

1. You're jobless
2. Hungry
3. An illiterate

After the bombardment, only if the govt carried out the 3Rs.

During the war, we produced our own ammunition, refined our crude oil, generated electricity, built airport and landed planes etc all this happened when the war was hot but today in nigeria we export crude oil only to import petrol, minister for power once quoted sango the god of thunder saying if sango with all his gara gara using thunder could not generate electricity, which magic are we expecting an ordinary man to do, nigeria still look to the western world to get ammunition imagine things that Biafrans could do under pressure.

Indeed in Biafra Africa died
Lol, i asked simple question, this mumu resulted into insult, now who is hungry, jobless n iliterate among us. You are daft and you keep showing it. Nigeria was running regional govt before your ironsi changed the system to unitary in the aim to favour igbos of which una enjoyed it thinking you can cage other tribes until the table turns and una started wailing. Why did you not thrive then, why waiting for another 30years. Why are your leaders not showing it now. You are daft.

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Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by Almaiga: 8:22am On Nov 14, 2018
KANUISALIVE:


Selling ewedu in ghana lol,

Do you know that some muslim countries where yoruba and hausa muslims dares not to go, Igbo's are doing successful businesses there.


And you said Igbo's are not tribalist?

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Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by 0monnak0da: 8:22am On Nov 14, 2018
Develpeast:


When you say a land is barren, do you mean the land is barren from building houses and industries because I do not understand. I do not think any state in Nigeria as much real estate and industry as lagos but it happens that lagos is the smallest state in the country. Igbos build both home and away from their states. What you see in lagos, there is high possibility that it has been replicated in the east or better. So the joke is on you that an igbo man who owns a house in lagos will go to the village to sleep in the street.

If igbos want to play the ethnic card, we will behave like the hausa who sleep in low cost houses in lagos and other regions and build fantastic homes in kano where he keeps his wives and children. At least igbos contribute in paying taxes in your cities and contribute in other areas like education and industry too. Apart from a few rich hausas, how many people contribute there?

The first hate I experienced was in the west when you are surrounded by the yorubas. They look at you with such disdain that you start asking yourself why did you come here the first place.
Upside down logic.
How is building the largest refinery in Africa playing ethnic card.
That is what we call investment not the filth you display in Ladipo
The reason you are all over the place is yout land is
TINY and yes is is barren.
Spiritually, agricultually and economically barren.
Do not try and dress that up as you not playing ethnic card.
Your land is smaller than Kwara state

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Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by 0monnak0da: 8:34am On Nov 14, 2018
Nigerian problem started when Eboes woke up one day and killed Balewa,Bello,Akintola OkotieEboh and spared Zik and Okpara taking other Nigerians for tools.
They then went on to make records taunting the Hausa people

Ewu ne ba akwa
Goats are crying
They made posters casting the killers as Jesus and the victims as Satan in the Islamic North

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Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by horsepower101: 8:44am On Nov 14, 2018
“Aku luo Uno” is my philosophy. Ndigbo, invest your hard earn money at home. Stop being naive.

Join the conversation at www.igbo-unity.com

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Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by Patrioticooduan: 8:48am On Nov 14, 2018
obonujoker:
Igbos or Northerners aren't tribalist... they can live and move everywhere... the main tribalists in Nigeria are the yorubas...

Check them out..;
They never attend a church which they presume Igbo , Calabar or Hausa heads...

They rarely travel to do business or have fun at other parts of the country....

Buh thank God for Christianity which is changing the younger ones growing up, who have decided to eschew religious lies and tribalism, and embrace truth....
See this ibo liar oo.
Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by Patrioticooduan: 8:55am On Nov 14, 2018
KANUISALIVE:


When i say travel, i mean within the country besides you can't compare even though abroad.

There is a saying that any place you don't find an Igbo person run because there is no progress there

You are the one that hasn't traveled outside your region. The only place you won't find Yoruba's is in iboland. Yoruba people travel to North and South South.
Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by Patrioticooduan: 8:58am On Nov 14, 2018
KANUISALIVE:


Selling ewedu in ghana lol,

Do you know that some muslim countries where yoruba and hausa muslims dares not to go, Igbo's are doing successful businesses there.

There are over 500 thousand Yorubas in Ghana alone. In fact, they are the only recognized non indigenous people in the country.
Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by Mujtahida: 9:24am On Nov 14, 2018
resurgent4oodua:


Igbos should just go and sit down. They are the ones that keep shouting being hated while other Nigerians are struggling to survive.

Let everybody just mind his business in this Nigeria. There was no need for this thread in the first place. The OP meant well but his brothers messed it up as usual. Everybody will be alright Las las.

#istandwithbuharitill2023
You should be intelligent enough to know that none of this tribal and ethnic claptrap really really matters if you sit back and analyse the issues confronting us as a nation. Is it an iboman that is your local government chairman? Is your local government like Dubai?
Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by pryme(m): 9:35am On Nov 14, 2018
NaijirianKing:
Biafra was an internationally recognized country, but if you lose a war, you lost a war and if the nation that takes over says your country doesn't exist, then it is wiped off the map. That's the reality. So if you take over another nation, there are certain functions of government you have to also take over, currency circulation is just one of the many. Other duties also include, light, roads, sewage, etc.



Guy pls it's enough pls,
this statement just made me see you are being sentimental with your arguments, When was Biafra even a country, and when was it created for how long? Mind you the purpose of the war was FOR BIAFRA TO BE AN INDEPENDENT STATE, not because Biafra was already an independent state.

Am not against any tribe but I hate people that try to gather sympathy through propaganda.

You have been raving about how the Ibos were short changed by Awo, now the same you are saying the Nigeria Govt outlawed the Biafra currency rendering all the Ibos money useless, so why do you even want Nigeria money again when you have already converted all your assets to Biafran currency, can't you see the Ibos sold all their belongings and headed to their stronghold to brace for the war?

Have you forgotten you lost the war? Do you think it's a small price you pay for losing a war?

For how long will you guys play this victim card? The truth is you will never heal when you keep feeding yourself this one sided stories.

Other tribes in the South had also lost a great deal, but no theirs is not important its the lose of the Ibos that should be the concern of all. Am sure this one sided story is what you will tell your kids and the cycle continues.

My coach said if you are running a race to win you don't keep looking back, you set your sights on finish line ahead of you.

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Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by KANUISALIVE: 9:43am On Nov 14, 2018
Westbestside:
Lol, now i get your point and that is what we always want to be hearing from you guys. Always clarify. Now let me ask you, why would they travel to other part of the country when their own region is the best in the nation where every other regions always want to come. Average yorubas think of traveling to a place better than his home of which none is in the country. So they rather travel abroad. Telling yorubas to travel to east or north is like telling europeans to travel to africa. Do not mind us, we always think of better place than our own place. Hope you grab it.

Poor orientation and lack of exposure make you guys think that there is no life elsewhere apart from Lagos which was once a capital territory.

All yorubas are from Lagos, lol those from ogbomosho are not yorubas, apart from Lagos yorubas have no other place.

I still don't blame my fellow Igbo who believed in One nigeria

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Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by KANUISALIVE: 9:55am On Nov 14, 2018
Westbestside:
Lol, i asked simple question, this mumu resulted into insult, now who is hungry, jobless n iliterate among us. You are daft and you keep showing it. Nigeria was running regional govt before your ironsi changed the system to unitary in the aim to favour igbos of which una enjoyed it thinking you can cage other tribes until the table turns and una started wailing. Why did you not thrive then, why waiting for another 30years. Why are your leaders not showing it now. You are daft.

You're ignorant, what do you know about the old eastern region

If there was no war in the Eastern nigeria your likes would have died of hatred as a result of progress coming from the east

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Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by KANUISALIVE: 9:58am On Nov 14, 2018
Almaiga:


And you said Igbo's are not tribalist?

So selling Ewedu is a bad thing that Lol
Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by KANUISALIVE: 10:01am On Nov 14, 2018
Patrioticooduan:

You are the one that hasn't traveled outside your region. The only place you won't find Yoruba's is in iboland. Yoruba people travel to North and South South.

Lol, what do the do there Sell agbo grin grin grin

Travelling is part of education as the say and an average easterner can travel to any part of the country. We do explore

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Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by KANUISALIVE: 10:04am On Nov 14, 2018
Patrioticooduan:

There are over 500 thousand Yorubas in Ghana alone. In fact, they are the only recognized non indigenous people in the country.

Only

I repeat the saying that any place you don't find an Igbo person run because there is no progress there
Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by Westbestside: 10:51am On Nov 14, 2018
KANUISALIVE:


Poor orientation and lack of exposure make you guys think that there is no life elsewhere apart from Lagos which was once a capital territory.

All yorubas are from Lagos, lol those from ogbomosho are not yorubas, apart from Lagos yorubas have no other place.

I still don't blame my fellow Igbo who believed in One nigeria
Lagos, lagos, lagps. We talking of region, this one is talking of lagos. Na by force to go to east. We are not interested. No region like west. So we cannot stoop so low to go to east. Thank you and stop wailing. We know where we can travel too. I have families in europe, america n asia. But not east. I can bet it that you have relative in the west.

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Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by KANUISALIVE: 11:09am On Nov 14, 2018
Westbestside:
Lagos, lagos, lagps. We talking of region, this one is talking of lagos. Na by force to go to east. We are not interested. No region like west. So we cannot stoop so low to go to east. Thank you and stop wailing. We know where we can travel too. I have families in europe, america n asia. But not east. I can bet it that you have relative in the west.


Hunger bad.

Western region as a whole gets it's glory from lagos, Lagos that was once a capital

No yoruba man will agree that he hails from ogbomosho all of them are from Lagos even those who have never been to Lagos will still claim

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Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by Bede2u(m): 11:35am On Nov 14, 2018
Westbestside:
Opportunity was given during regional system of government. Why did igbo not thrive then, why waiting for another 30years. Abi na by mouth una dey take thrive?
the richest man in nigeria in the 60s was luis ojukwu. Igbos dominated the govt in the 60s even in north and west. Igbos had so many '1sts' in the 60s..plus the eastern region was acknowledged in 1965 as the fastest growing economy in africa

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Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by WORLDPEACE(m): 12:25pm On Nov 14, 2018
MeanChris:
Let us put the issue to an end.
For the record

You have written the kind of article every right thinking person should write. I believe people like us abound but we don't speak up enough. Check my profile and see similar article I have written promoting peace. You have earned my followership. I'd advise that you spend time on quora more if you don't already. It is a place for intellectuals from all over the world. Not a place for sentimentality. Seun is to blame for this. He has become a heartless capitalist who gets rich off of all these tribal rubbish. It generates traffic for him. If he does not want nairaland to be like this, it will not. But he is making money off people hating one another.
I am Yoruba and I believe you when you say you are not a hateful person.

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Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by Anambralstson: 1:07pm On Nov 14, 2018
MeanChris:
Let us put the issue to an end.
For the record

Bro I respect your opinions and you're right, but let this stick to your mind, there is no gentle man in Nigeria political space, except in eastern enclave, your mindset and character that was what I went with to west in 2009/2010, within space of few years there ways of life changed me, bro to be frank you can't cure Nigeria madness, wear your armour and return the missiles to them fire for fire, that my own contribution.

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Re: Igbos Are Not Tribalists by Westbestside: 1:08pm On Nov 14, 2018
Bede2u:
the richest man in nigeria in the 60s was luis ojukwu. Igbos dominated the govt in the 60s even in north and west. Igbos had so many '1sts' in the 60s..plus the eastern region was acknowledged in 1965 as the fastest growing economy in africa
Many first you say? So the many first do not have name. Who acknowledge the east as the fastest growing economy in africa in 1965. Can you bring out the prove? So igbo dominated govt, is that mot the reason ironsi changed the system from regional to unitary just to favour igbos and no other tribe shout marginalization before the table turns and you are shouting marginalization.

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