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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by Juliusmalema: 9:12am On Nov 26, 2020
nsiba:
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I don't have problem with my neighbor only stating facts for d rest of you....we


Well, the fact still ends with your neighbors anyway.
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by nsiba: 9:22am On Nov 26, 2020
Juliusmalema:



Well, the fact still ends with your neighbors anyway.
Yes, but the fact is they aren't the ones making all the Hullabaloos, from Old Bende down to Afikpo there is history and it can't be changed but facts has to be stated in true context
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by Juliusmalema: 9:27am On Nov 26, 2020
nsiba:

Yes, but the fact is they aren't the ones making all the Hullabaloos, from Old Bende down to Afikpo there is history and it can't be changed but facts has to be stated in true context


Which is exactly what they are doing but you are just been unnecessary antagonistic.

Maka why?
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by nsiba: 9:34am On Nov 26, 2020
Juliusmalema:



Which is exactly what they are doing but you are just been unnecessary antagonistic.

Maka why?
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Nobody would have been Antagonistic if those IPOBs rats are guided and not running their lose mouths
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by Juliusmalema: 9:36am On Nov 26, 2020
nsiba:
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Nobody would have been Antagonistic if those IPOBs rats are guided and not running their lose mouths


Ipobs are now forgotten issue.

I am barely aware if they are still existing
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by nsiba: 9:53am On Nov 26, 2020
Juliusmalema:



Ipobs are now forgotten issue.

I am barely aware if they are still existing
.


Then better for both region
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by comfokon: 9:55am On Nov 26, 2020
IkpuMmadu:
I am an Aro man and that is the truth that was why we celebrate ikeji to comomerate
that's not the truth. The Igbo's were settlers and that's the truth.
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by Juliusmalema: 9:55am On Nov 26, 2020
nsiba:
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Then better for both region

Not again.
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by IkpuMmadu: 10:04am On Nov 26, 2020
comfokon:
that's not the truth. The Igbo's were settlers and that's the truth.
and they chased away the Ibibio in Aro... that is the truth.... everyone is a settler , nobody dropped from the sky no tribe came from the sky ... the stronger tribe chase the weaker tribes away

that has always been the way it is .... just like the way igbo in Delta North is there ... that's the way igbo in Benue are there also

deal with this or cry me qua ibo river

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by comfokon: 10:17am On Nov 26, 2020
IkpuMmadu:
and they chased away the Ibibio in Aro... that is the truth.... everyone is a settler , nobody dropped from the sky no tribe came from the sky ... the stronger tribe chase the weaker tribes away

that has always been the way it is .... just like the way igbo in Delta North is there ... that's the way igbo in Benue are there also

deal with this or cry me qua ibo river

They didn't do it alone, and they were losing at initial attempts. It is the same way you people live your life till today. you would come as traders, business men or help lookers with no suspect of subliminal undertone of usurpation of power. They would come to trade in someones land and join you to go to church, engaging in all social activities your community does, in no distant time, after bringing in a large portion of their brothers, they start clamouring to head the market group/association. Installing their so called Eze in peoples community, we saw the recent problems it brought out in yoruba land. The history clearly states that a problem between step brothers led to this and the Ibibios were not chased out but the losing sides, that's why their culture still remains there till today and eternity.
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by nsiba: 10:32am On Nov 26, 2020
Juliusmalema:



Not again.
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Not again what? You de your own we de our own, is that too much!
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by nsiba: 10:34am On Nov 26, 2020
IkpuMmadu:
and they chased away the Ibibio in Aro... that is the truth.... everyone is a settler , nobody dropped from the sky no tribe came from the sky ... the stronger tribe chase the weaker tribes away

that has always been the way it is .... just like the way igbo in Delta North is there ... that's the way igbo in Benue are there also

deal with this or cry me qua ibo river
.

Lemme give u this account and then few of the Ibibios clan that now residents in four communities in present day AkwaIbom

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by nsiba: 10:37am On Nov 26, 2020
comfokon:


They didn't do it alone, and they were losing at initial attempts. It is the same way you people live your life till today. you would come as traders, business men or help lookers with no suspect of subliminal undertone of usurpation of power. They would come to trade in someones land and join you to go to church, engaging in all social activities your community does, in no distant time, after bringing in a large portion of their brothers, they start clamouring to head the market group/association. Installing their so called Eze in peoples community, we saw the recent problems it brought out in yoruba land. The history clearly states that a problem between step brothers led to this and the Ibibios were not chased out but the losing sides, that's why their culture still remains there till today and eternity.
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You know your roots inside out

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by IkpuMmadu: 12:52pm On Nov 26, 2020
nsiba:
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Lemme give u this account and then few of the Ibibios clan that now residents in four communities in present day AkwaIbom

I am talking about Arochukwu now about igbo living in akwaibom.... be focused
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by IkpuMmadu: 12:54pm On Nov 26, 2020
comfokon:


They didn't do it alone, and they were losing at initial attempts. It is the same way you people live your life till today. you would come as traders, business men or help lookers with no suspect of subliminal undertone of usurpation of power. They would come to trade in someones land and join you to go to church, engaging in all social activities your community does, in no distant time, after bringing in a large portion of their brothers, they start clamouring to head the market group/association. Installing their so called Eze in peoples community, we saw the recent problems it brought out in yoruba land. The history clearly states that a problem between step brothers led to this and the Ibibios were not chased out but the losing sides, that's why their culture still remains there till today and eternity.

who cares what the step brothers were doing
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by nsiba: 3:05pm On Nov 26, 2020
IkpuMmadu:


I am talking about Arochukwu now about igbo living in akwaibom.... be focused
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"Not talking" or "talking".....be clear
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by AmuDimpka: 8:29pm On Nov 26, 2020
nsiba:
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If you can't quote Britannica, Oxford or Cambridge library materials don't put up any Igbo blogs spot history here....

Why don't you go to Aro
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by AmuDimpka: 8:31pm On Nov 26, 2020
nsiba:
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Ibibios came from where?
Who are Efiks and Aros?
If you don't know a thing don't speak of what you don't know, never you repeat that Ibibios came from Ghana..... We are oldest in that territory every

Ibibio came from ghana and a subset of Efik...

Aros are igbo with their capital at Arochukwu aka Okigbo
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by nsiba: 3:12am On Nov 27, 2020
AmuDimpka:


Ibibio came from ghana and a subset of Efik...

Aros are igbo with their capital at Arochukwu aka Okigbo
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You are dumber than a grain of rice

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by AmuDimpka: 9:19pm On Nov 27, 2020
nsiba:
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You are dumber than a grain of rice
and you more foolish than cowpea
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by nsiba: 7:41am On Nov 28, 2020
AmuDimpka:
and you more foolish than cowpea
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Your histories of LIES just ended let start reading some truth henceforth

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by AmuDimpka: 8:14am On Nov 28, 2020
nsiba:
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Your histories of LIES just ended let start reading some truth henceforth

Arochukwu is now firmly in the hands of Igbo and now called Okigbo meaning (great igbo )
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by nsiba: 10:50am On Nov 28, 2020
AmuDimpka:


Arochukwu is now firmly in the hands of Igbo and now called Okigbo meaning (great igbo )
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And the very reason we now know what manner of people we deal with
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by AmuDimpka: 11:47am On Nov 28, 2020
nsiba:
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And the very reason we now know what manner of people we deal with

Well the earlier the better
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by naijaseeker: 8:30am On Jan 03
comfokon:


They didn't do it alone, and they were losing at initial attempts. It is the same way you people live your life till today. you would come as traders, business men or help lookers with no suspect of subliminal undertone of usurpation of power. They would come to trade in someones land and join you to go to church, engaging in all social activities your community does, in no distant time, after bringing in a large portion of their brothers, they start clamouring to head the market group/association. Installing their so called Eze in peoples community, we saw the recent problems it brought out in yoruba land. The history clearly states that a problem between step brothers led to this and the Ibibios were not chased out but the losing sides, that's why their culture still remains there till today and eternity.

Everybody claims Igbo people came to their land, so Enugu belonged to Benue people, Ebonyi to Cross Rivers, Abia to Akwa Ibom, Anambra to Benue and Kogi, Imo to Ikwerre people, Delta to Bini and their delta brothers, but Igbos settled and live in these places today.

Bikonu where exactly did these Igbos come from, are they angels from heaven?

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Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by ariesbull: 5:45am On Jan 12
Atouke:
I have seen a lot impostors and ethnic warriors who want to promote their crude ethnic tendencies spew a lot of vitriol on this forum about Igbos and Ibibios, of late lots of threads have been created to foster the hate and bigotry.

To set the record straight, No right thinking Igbo born will there claim any territory in Akwa ibom they know it does not exist. There is no Local government area in akwa ibom that is igbo speaking or has igbo speakers. What we have in akwa ibom are border villages that may harbor speakers of both languages as is common in border villages all over the world. But in those villages , being small towns everyone knows who is who, and where each family comes from, where they are land disputes they await border delineation by the Federal government to clear it up. But everyone knows their tribe and where their families belong.

On the contrary, precolonialism the igbo wars of aggression claimed ancient ibibio land.
During the tribal wars, igbos occupied towns like Aba, Ngwa land , Aro and others which are Ancestral ibibio land and some ibibios left their occupied inland ancestral homes and migrated downward towards the Atlantic to the present day Akwa ibom state.

Aba = hole or space in ibibio language. ( in ancient ibibio belief,that's the hole the ibibios believed the spirit of their ancestors would come out from, the original name was Aba Ekpo meaning spirits hole in ibibio).
Abiriba = It takes two to play. Original name Ebere iba referring to the traditional ibibio sword fight called Ukwa, usually displayed by Ekpo masquerades.
Ngwa= feather in ibibio language.
Aro= thing in ibibio. the igbos after their wars of aggression added chukwu to aro making Arochuwkwu. The original name of Arochuwkwu was AroAbasi meaning Gods thing in ibibio.a sacred land of the ibibios set aside for their God.

If you go to those cities you will find indigenous ibibio people in those lands even though some of the have acclimated to igbo language but almost 70% of the igbos in those areas speak ibibio and are ibibios.
Even those who speak igbo know their history, that their ancestors are ibibios.

These tribes are hated by igbos in igboland because they always accuse them of being ibibios or not being igbo enough. That's a fact.

The ibibios historical have no quarrel with igbos because deep down we know a lot of them especially the ones I have mentioned In This writeup are our kin who choose to stay in their ancestral homes instead of migrating with their ancestors after the igbo war of aggression.

If you go to Arochuwkwu today you will see ibom hall that houses otherwise called the long juju house. They long juju are ibibio gods which are still worshiped in Arochuwkwu today. People there bear ibibio names like Uko, udo, etc.
They play Ekpe, Ekpo masquerades and can read chant and write Nsibidi. And share cultural ties and similarities with their ibibio ancestors. These culture is a remnant of their ibibio ancestry and heritage.

The igbos are occupying ancestral ibibio land and majority in those ancestral ibibio land are our own kith and kin.


They have been defeated and chased away.. the land is gone
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by ariesbull: 5:46am On Jan 12
naijaseeker:


Everybody claims Igbo people came to their land, so Enugu belonged to Benue people, Ebonyi to Cross Rivers, Abia to Akwa Ibom, Anambra to Benue and Kogi, Imo to Ikwerre people, Delta to Bini and their delta brothers, but Igbos settled and live in these places today.

Bikonu where exactly did these Igbos come from, are they angels from heaven?

Theey are super humans
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by Abagworo(m): 1:31am On Jan 13
The poster is partly right but absolutely wrong in ethnic coloration. Before the coming of Europeans ethnic groupings were basically nonexistent in Nigeria. The strict definition of ethnicity created hundreds and has continued to create more over the years across Nigeria. Present day Abia State from Asa/Ndoki all the way to Arochukwu have presence of people with Ibibio/Efik/Annang ancestry assimilated into Igbo and same goes with Akwaibom with largest concentration of Igbo assimilates among Annang ethnic group. Ikot-Chukwu, Ikot-Ibekwe and so many other Ibibio villages have unquestionable Igbo ancestry and so does any Mgboko you see in Ngwaland. At a time the Ngwas used Mgboko as the general name of Annang and it is said to have originated from "Mbok" an Ibibioid word for plea. Till date Itu Mbuzo still speaks Ibibio in Abia State with majority of the Itu people in Akwaibom.

However the present day reality has placed the Ikot-Ibekwes, Mgboko Amaises and other peoples of Igbo or Ibibio origin found across both States as members of the ethnic groups they live among and trying to reverse it is impossible.
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by criuze(m): 11:36am On Jan 23
after abangwa their many other abas in igho land

Abagana, abatete, abakeleke, abba, aba in my village Nimo, and so on

and am just understanding the Aro don't even have things in igbo languege
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by IamAtikulate: 12:42pm On Jan 24
I am from a village that is very close to Abariba. Our history says our progenitor married from the present day Cross River.

Whether we are from Ibibio or not, I don't care. What matters today is that we are Igbos and proud.

But to set the records straight, we are not from Ibibio. We are Igbos
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by nsiba: 10:05pm On Jun 04
Ekpeitit bro I need not mention u but to let the two kids below feel safe

November1857.

powerhouse3
Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by powerhouse3(m): 11:31am On Jun 05
nsiba:
Ekpeitit bro I need not mention u but to let the two kids below feel safe

November1857.

powerhouse3
obong,nso mpko ke nnam,...me agreeing on fact don't mean we'll follow Biafra,...infact the way we lost Arochukwu and Abre iba was through greed, betrayal and backstabbing,.so it's still fresh in the memory of those that follow history,... I'd admit the fact ,but akwa ibom is not going with Biafra

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