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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by sparog(m): 9:01pm On Feb 24
Biafrannuke:
what is the Yoruba name of Lagos? how does learning translate to tribalism? If you have no answer, better not comment.

Park well mbok

Leave me out of your foolishness

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Amotekun777: 9:11pm On Feb 24
Biafrannuke:
Eko does not mean anything in Yoruba. what is the Yoruba name of lagos?

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by femi4: 10:39pm On Feb 24
Biafrannuke:
It's difficult to swallow that an indigenous people does not have a name for a place belonging to them, except that place does not in fact belong to them.

Portharcourt was so named by luguard in 1912. Before the Christening, the area was called Igweocha by the natives. No wonder till this day some people in Elele will rather say "I am going to Igweocha" than saying "I am going to Port Harcourt"

On the contrast, Yoruba's fiercely lay claim to Lagos. But I do not know or have not heard about its Yoruba name. Maybe there simply isn't . I hope I would be proved wrong. This is because "Lagos" is a name that takes after a port in Portugal and was given by the Portuguese. Eko the only known native name is an Edo name (meaning war camp) given by the Benin kingdom.

I need Yoruba to tell us, What is the Yoruba name of Lagos?

olodo! Eko is the name

Eko o ni baje o....O baje ti ti ti
Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by 0m0nnakoda: 10:53pm On Feb 24
gidgiddy:


The Original land on which the Sea Port that was later called 'Portharcourt' was built was called Igweocha. It was the farmlands of the Ikwerre people of Diobu. That a city emerged from the creation of this Port and the city took the name of this Port what is being debated. Most Ikwerre people still refer to the city of Portharcourt as Igweocha, the original area from which the city and port began.

When people talk about Ikwerre and Igbo I laugh. What is the difference between an Ikwerre man, an Nsukka man, an Ngwa man or an an Abakiliki man? Nothing except the minor differences in dialect.

They all speak a language that belongs to the Niger-Congo family called Igbo. It doesnt matter if the Ikwerre, Ngwa, Abakiliki man or Nsukka man all decide to have a bible in their dialect, an Ijekebe msn like me from Anambra will read and understand all their bibles because they are all Igbo. The Ngwa people can rise up tomorrow and decide for political reasons that they are not Igbo but they wouldn't be fooling anyone as their ancestral language and surnames are all Igbo. Same goes for the Ikwerre

One Ikwerre called Elechi Amadi will say he is not an Igbo man, another Ikwerre man called Chibuike Amaechi will go on national Tv to say he is Igbo. An Ikwerre man called Uche Okwukwu is the Secretary General of Ohanaeze

So which Ikwerre is Igbo and which is not?

That Igweocha tale is Made in ABA,null and void ,of no effect whatsoever

It is established that Ikwerre is a related but distinct language from Igbo. I refer you to the landmark research of Kay Williamson

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by totit: 11:07pm On Feb 24
Who cares who named it, who used to owned Lagos, or what Lagos means as long as it now belongs to the Yoruba? grin

Who cares? Or does Chicago, London, Bauchi have any meaning ��, to mention but few.

WFT.
Lazy youths everywhere.
Lmao

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Agboriotejoye(m): 11:33pm On Feb 24
Biafrannuke:
There isn't because it doesn't belong to Yoruba's. what is the Yoruba name of Lagos?

Hello flattie

Lemme help you a bit. Every town or city that has original Yorubas have not only a name but an oriki. So, let me give you the Yoruba oriki of Lagos
Eko akete ilu ogbon Eko akete, aromisa legbelegbe. I'm sure you get the gist now. Like someone told you. Eko means to pack something in Yoruba. It might have another meanin in Edo but there is nothing in its history to suggest it was ever a war camp. However, it was known to be a trading outpost even before the Portuguese between the inhabitants and the mainland people who come to trade with the inhabitants.

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by enemybulldozer(m): 11:51pm On Feb 24
Area4Area:
IPOBians and Biafrans in the house, don't mind our Yoruba brothers, the name for Lagos in Yoruba is Enugu.

Now go claim Lagos and add it into Biafra since it's now no man's land.
Always derailing shut up if you don't have anything reasonable to comment.

Is it a must to comment??

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by tricksters: 12:32am On Feb 25
From foolish Igbos everyday delusion or where else do you think fools can give a city they had no share n will never have a share to some people that never asked or demanded for any part of Lagos while this same tribe filed with fools wail tirelessly for freedom yet it can't give itself that.





georjay:


"we will give Lagos back to the rightful owner"

who are the we

you mean biafra will give Lagos back to Edo people?

fine but how
Success1020:
Don't mind that
Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by oyatz(m): 1:16am On Feb 25
tsdarkside:


not true....their was a english guy that beared that name,that ph was named after....

Lord Lewis Harcourt
Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by oyatz(m): 1:19am On Feb 25
Biafrannuke:
This thread is not about the size of Lagos but its Yoruba name. Even the so called occupied west bank has a Jewish name Judea and Samaria but Arabs of Palestine don't have a name for it. meaning they are not the owners.


The Yoruba name is EKO ATA from where the simple version EKO was derived.
Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by oyatz(m): 1:29am On Feb 25
0m0nnakoda:
Port Harcourt was NEVER called Igweocha.
That is a lie from the Pit of hell.

Like all lies if ignored and repeated often it becomes a truism

Port Harcourt originally referred to the Port full stop. As development came and the area developed into a city all the villages around became subsumed in what we now call Port Harcourt

These are villages around Diobu Ogbunabali all the way to to Rebisi Elelenwo and Woji.
There are hundreds of villages in Obio Akpor and Rebisi e.g Rumubiakani Rumuomasi Rumueme Rumuadaolu Rumuola Rumuogba etc mostly Ikwerre whilst a few places have Ijaw names e.g. Borokiri, Abuloma.


There is nothing like Igweocha anywhere. Those who propagate this lie do not know PH.

There is no place that does not have a name. So where exactly is this "Igweocha" ?


These desperate folk have gone to the extent of writing fake stories on Wikipedia but a simple question busts their lie.


Which place exactly in PH is called Igweocha?


Igweocha is the term used by later Igbo immigrants to Port Harcourt but the Natives didn't call their villages Igweocha.


This is just like Igbos call London Obodo Oyinbo but this doesn't mean 'Obodi Oyinbo' is a valid name for London.

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by oyatz(m): 1:33am On Feb 25
Biafrannuke:
you are a victim of your own people's propaganda. "idu" means "Edo". Anywhere in Lagos that has such prefix, bears strong testament of Edo ancestral lordship of Lagos.

The Edo's and Yorubas have long historical interactions, not only on the Island of Lagos but in many areas.

The Edos influenced, ruled and settled in some parts of Lagos just as the British did in centuries later but today, neither the Edos nor the British can be regarded as owing anywhere in Lagos.
Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by oyatz(m): 1:38am On Feb 25
duncun:
fura there was nothing like naija area before the Brits came. Your ppl were never part of the south.

So Nigeria didn't exist before 1914?
Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by oyatz(m): 1:43am On Feb 25
yomexp:
@the bold... The name Ikeja is actually an abbreviation for “Ikorodu And Epe Joint Administration”. The colonial masters coined the name for ease of administration



Obviously you don't know what you are saying.

Ikorodu and Epe are separate towns and there are several towns in between them and Ikeja.
Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by oyatz(m): 1:45am On Feb 25
Biafrannuke:
what is the Yoruba name of Lagos? how does learning translate to tribalism? If you have no answer, better not comment.

The Yoruba name is EKO AKETE, ILE OGBON!
Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by MetaPhysical: 2:44am On Feb 25
Ooni:
Not every part of Lagos belongs to Edo. There are those that belongs to Yorubas. But as my father would say Lagos is a colonial settlement so arguments like this shouldn't matter.

No part of Lagos belongs to Edo. If you know any part of Lagos owned by Edo kindly name it let's hear. grin

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by MetaPhysical: 2:47am On Feb 25
Biafrannuke:
It's difficult to swallow that an indigenous people does not have a name for a place belonging to them, except that place does not in fact belong to them.

Portharcourt was so named by luguard in 1912. Before the Christening, the area was called Igweocha by the natives. No wonder till this day some people in Elele will rather say "I am going to Igweocha" than saying "I am going to Port Harcourt"

On the contrast, Yoruba's fiercely lay claim to Lagos. But I do not know or have not heard about its Yoruba name. Maybe there simply isn't . I hope I would be proved wrong. This is because "Lagos" is a name that takes after a port in Portugal and was given by the Portuguese. Eko the only known native name is an Edo name (meaning war camp) given by the Benin kingdom.

I need Yoruba to tell us, What is the Yoruba name of Lagos?


Eko is a Yoruba word, not Edo.

To even push this further, Edo itself is a Yoruba word.

I am willing to school you and remove your ignorance. grin

Waiting on your response. ...

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by duncun: 4:29pm On Feb 25
oyatz:


So Nigeria didn't exist before 1914?
So what was Nigeria as a country called before the coming of the Brits? undecided
Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by oyatz(m): 5:27pm On Feb 25
duncun:
So what was Nigeria as a country called before the coming of the Brits? undecided



The British were NOT the first to settled in Nigeria.

Different Empires, Kingdoms and Villages existed in Nigeria and were called different names in different parts.

What the British only did was to bring these different Empires/Kingdoms and Villages together under one authority.


This is very similar to what the Bini soldiers did in what later became known as Lagos.

Before the Coming of the Binis, different Idejo clans controlled different parts of the Islands.

It was the Binis soldiers led by Ashipa (whom the Binis called Eksheripa) that brought everybody together under a monachial rule affliated to the Bini Monarchy.


What the
Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Emmanuelhector(m): 5:31pm On Feb 25
Donaldoni:
Jobless piggiiiddiiooott on the beat... smiley
Its funny when Yoruba calls Igbo pig while we both know who the main PIG is .. spit
Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Fl3xN3Esses: 6:03pm On Feb 25
Success1020:
Don't mind that afonja who opened that Port Harcourt Igbo language thread and used his other handlers to reply himself as second, third and fourth posters. Let Biafra come, we will give Lagos back to the rightful owner...Edo people, not Edo with Yoruba blood who are invaders but real natives of that land called Igodomigido Edo people, who are Igbo blood....the Esan, Ogbonna, Afamai , e.t.c.


May Irokogbe destroy you and all your lineage the next time you link Esans and Afemais with that dirty, cannibalistic, man-eating tribe from across the Niger. The Yorubas are our brothers and cousins, I dont know why you filthy clowns are always eager to say we're kin to you---WE ARE NOT! I swear, you guys are sick in the head, and I really cant wait until Nigeria splits and you guys can go on your merry deceitful ways, because to be honest youre the worst problem in this country.

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Fl3xN3Esses: 6:06pm On Feb 25
oyatz:


The Edo's and Yorubas have long historical interactions, not only on the Island of Lagos but in many areas.

The Edos influenced, ruled and settled in some parts of Lagos just as the British did in centuries later but today, neither the Edos nor the British can be regarded as owing anywhere in Lagos.

EDOS AND YORUBAS ARE BASICALLY ONE PEOPLE---- WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR YOU GUYS FROM THE EAST (THAT JUST GOT BROUGHT INTO CIVILIZATION--- AND OUT OF THE RAIN FORESTS--- LESS THAN 200 YRS AGO) TO GET THAT INTO YOUR FLAT SKULLS?
Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by oyatz(m): 6:15pm On Feb 25
Fl3xN3Esses:


EDOS AND YORUBAS ARE BASICALLY ONE PEOPLE---- WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR YOU GUYS FROM THE EAST (THAT JUST GOT BROUGHT INTO CIVILIZATION--- AND OUT OF THE RAIN FORESTS--- LESS THAN 200 YRS AGO) TO GET THAT INTO YOUR FLAT SKULLS?

I am Yoruba prince.


I was surprised to learn that we too have some Bini blood. The traditional regalia worn by my uncle during his coronation in 2018 reeked of Bini influence!

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by femolii: 7:11pm On Feb 25
Biafrannuke:
This thread is not about the size of Lagos but its Yoruba name. Even the so called occupied west bank has a Jewish name Judea and Samaria but Arabs of Palestine don't have a name for it. meaning they are not the owners.
Upon all the explanations you are still arguing u are really from Osu.
Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by duncun: 7:16pm On Feb 25
oyatz:




The British were NOT the first to settled in Nigeria.

Different Empires, Kingdoms and Villages existed in Nigeria and were called different names in different parts.

What the British only did was to bring these different Empires/Kingdoms and Villages together under one authority.


This is very similar to what the Bini soldiers did in what later became known as Lagos.

Before the Coming of the Binis, different Idejo clans controlled different parts of the Islands.

It was the Binis soldiers led by Ashipa (whom the Binis called Eksheripa) that brought everybody together under a monachial rule affliated to the Bini Monarchy.


What the
Did Nigeria exist as an entity before the Brits came into this land? The answer is No.

You should have read the post i quoted earlier.
Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by femolii: 7:31pm On Feb 25
Biafrannuke:
It's difficult to swallow that an indigenous people does not have a name for a place belonging to them, except that place does not in fact belong to them.

Portharcourt was so named by luguard in 1912. Before the Christening, the area was called Igweocha by the natives. No wonder till this day some people in Elele will rather say "I am going to Igweocha" than saying "I am going to Port Harcourt"

On the contrast, Yoruba's fiercely lay claim to Lagos. But I do not know or have not heard about its Yoruba name. Maybe there simply isn't . I hope I would be proved wrong. This is because "Lagos" is a name that takes after a port in Portugal and was given by the Portuguese. Eko the only known native name is an Edo name (meaning war camp) given by the Benin kingdom.

I need Yoruba to tell us, What is the Yoruba name of Lagos?

Port Harcourt never answering Igweocha as a name. since the creation of ph nothing like igweocha just stop that nonsense you are now trying to claim ph, don't attach Igbo's name to port Harcourt.

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by femolii: 7:40pm On Feb 25
Biafrannuke:
we know but we now want to know the Yoruba name of the place called Lagos.
Lagos is not OSU land.

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Biafrannuke: 11:45am On Feb 28
For the records, no Yoruba can tell us the Yoruba name of lagos.
Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Arda1000(m): 12:59pm On Feb 28
oyatz:



Igweocha is the term used by later Igbo immigrants to Port Harcourt but the Natives didn't call their villages Igweocha.


This is just like Igbos call London Obodo Oyinbo but this doesn't mean 'Obodi Oyinbo' is a valid name for London.
so what was the name the native called it?,and how come Ikwerres call it Igweocha today,since it was not their original name?
Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Arda1000(m): 1:01pm On Feb 28
femolii:
Port Harcourt never answering Igweocha as a name. since the creation of ph nothing like igweocha just stop that nonsense you are now trying to claim ph, don't attach Igbo's name to port Harcourt.
was the city an empty one when the British came?,if not then remove the name the British named her and tell us the name the native called her.
Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by oyatz(m): 3:39am On Feb 29
Arda1000:
so what was the name the native called it?,and how come Ikwerres call it Igweocha today,since it was not their original name?

Different parts of Port Harcourt had their native names like Diobu, Borokiri etc.

The name Port Harcourt initially referred to ONLY the seaport.
Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by oyatz(m): 3:49am On Feb 29
Biafrannuke:
For the records, no Yoruba can tell us the Yoruba name of lagos.


Stop saying nonsense,

Eko is the native Yoruba Name for Lagos Island (Erekusi Eko).

Camp= Ago (Bini)= Ago (Yoruba).

Okun(Bini)= Okun (Yoruba)= Sea.

During the 15th century, both Bini and Yorubas spoke a common ( or similar) tongue and didn't need interpreters to communicate.


So where did you hear that EKO means camp in Bini language?

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