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There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by Maadoo: 8:00am On May 29, 2020
Anytime I see posts or hear comments about how Igbos hate Yorubas or how Yorubas hate Igbos, I wonder if the meaning of "hate" has changed.

How can you talk about long-standing hate between two ethnic groups and yet you cannot point at concrete examples of when they clashed and massacred one another in the last 50 years? What type of yeye hate is that?

Look around the world and see how peoples who hate each other have been relating. Such a relationship never exists without perennial physical clashes and bloodshed and clear attempts to destroy one another.

What exists between Igbos and Yorubas is not hate and is not anywhere near hate. What exists between them is mutual distrust.

There is subtle rivalry between the two. Each believes it is better than the other and tries to prove it, but the other refuses to accept that. Each always thinks that the other wants to have an upper hand in all things. So each takes measures not to let that happen. Each creates stories about the other and feeds its children such stories. All these are meant to paint the other bad and weaker. There is always that feeling of: "If we cannot have it, let them not have it."

So on person-to-person level, there is no problem between people from both ethnic groups. But on a group level, many lose their heads and resort to directly or indirectly maintaining that rivalry without even knowing that they are doing so.


Cc: Azuka Onwuka

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by Maadoo: 8:02am On May 29, 2020
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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by Maadoo: 8:03am On May 29, 2020
*Temii Dayo* writes

Dear Humans,

In a few hours the Gregorian calendar will read May 30.

Some people will call that time bloc "TOMORROW".

NIGERIA HAS NO TOMORROW.

Tomorrow, Nigeria will once again spit on the graves of the young Igbo children she murdered during the genocide called the Nigerian Civil War.

Tomorrow, Nigerians from all ethnic enclaves in the country will join hands in this bloody communion with our country in this travesty most vile.

This is how Nigerians will collude with Nigeria tomorrow to kill those children of Biafra again:

Tomorrow, they will make speeches on the social media and everywhere else to push the delusion that May 30 is about a man called Nnamdi Kanu and the group of angry and fed up Igbo nationalists he leads called IPOB.

They will mock IPOB. They will mock the concept of Biafra. They will tell you about Kanu's hate speeches. They will tell you about the killing of the Sardauna and how Igbos mocking the murder of prominent northern leaders led to the days of rage which culminated in a "civil war".
IPOB members themselves would hijack their slice of the narrative by demanding that all Igbos be for Kanu or be nothing.

Everyone would have something to say. I should know this. I once was that Everyone. I once dealt with my unease by projecting my shame on the Igbos the way society raised me too. I once asked if the Igbos could not have prevented the war by not even being Igbo to begin with. I once politely asked the Igbo if they could help me feel more comfortable by not even existing.

Of course I did not say it in these words. No one ever says it in these words. We are always civil in our murderous hate. It is how we can keep a steady hand while we rip out a small child's intestines.

If we roared in our beastliness, the child would know to run. Their parents would shield them and fend us off.

So we conceal the noise of our raging hate with a social demand campaign of civility.

Tomorrow there will be civil speeches all over.

Make no mistakes about it. Every "but why didn't the Igbo people just..." note of exasperation you hear, especially when it comes from a non-Igbo Nigerian is at its core begging the same beastly roar of hate that was thrown to the souls of those child murder victims in Igboland:

Why did you have to be born?

And this why I am confident to say this:

There is NOTHING WHATSOEVER the Igbo whether individually or collectively have done wrong that would compare to a tenth of what other Nigerians are doing wrong.

I won't belabour this post with too many trips down memory lane else I'd be reeling out statistics and instances of the naked criminal impunity of other ethnic groups in Nigeria which we have collectively agreed to accept as "their way".

But I will leave you with this much:

Southern Kaduna.

Right now in your country a group of Nigerians are carrying out acts of xenophobia against other Nigerians. Again.

You will not hear much about it because they are civil even while they slice through the throats of 5 year olds.

And as with the attempts at ethnic cleansing of the Igbos during the Biafra Genocide, they are going for the jugular of their prey. They are killing little children.

They do not want tomorrow to come, so they kill these children today.

Nigeria will continue to murder children without any sense of outrage because she slaked her craven bloodlust in Biafra and no one called her to order.

Dear Nigerians,

Look.

Let no one deceive you with words.

Nigerian children will continue to be killed and their graves desecrated; Nigeria will continue to turn on herself and eat out her innards until she has nothing but the worms of her detritus left to swallow until Nigeria comes clean about the murders of Igbo children in Biafra.

Nigeria has no tomorrow because Nigeria ended it in that crime spree called the Nigerian Civil War.

We can find a million and one reasons why we would never apologise or accept our guilt in the murder of an adult person. We can latch on to any alibi we choose - from their hairstyle to their voice. But one depravity we will never be able to come to a consensus on, never mind how lost from the reach of our human conscience we might be, is the killing of a child.

So today, tomorrow, when you come out to gloss over the crime that is called the Nigerian Civil War, I want you to think about your own child, your siblings' child...any child.

You are a citizen of a country that kills little children.

If you speak in defence of such a country, you are nothing but a beast.

You are a rabid dog who wears clothes and tries to ignore the frothy saliva of rabies it drips everywhere in its delusions of civil language.

When you take away the voice of a child in death, you take away every hope of a tomorrow.

And because the universe of humans must square out ultimately, you will have no tomorrow to speak of.

Your fellow rabid dogs are right now busy in Southern Kaduna. They are satisfying their raging hunger with our children once again.

Their hunger knows no limits.

Tomorrow, that will be your own child's intestines in their hands.

So go ahead, Beast.

Talk.

Remember to be civil.

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by Ekejoestar(m): 8:06am On May 29, 2020
Those who shout hate are the 18th century village dwellers, not knowing we are in the 21st century.

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 8:08am On May 29, 2020
That's true. Sometimes I do that tribal war thing here to catch fun and nothing else.

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by angelEmade: 8:10am On May 29, 2020
very true. this item is worthy of front page. the mods should promote tribal unity
Most folks just come here to make jokes out of it believe it guys...it's all just for fun. Even me ...sometimes i shout 'amaka!' here just to piss off the igbos when there is a negative thread about them...and yes! when there is a skull mining thread i will also shout 'afonja!' lol
no bad vibes...m yoruba...but sure...one love

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by Sammy07: 8:13am On May 29, 2020
Truth!

Just like.
Wizkid and Davido
Ronaldo and Messi
Yoruba and Igbo

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by Golan007: 8:14am On May 29, 2020
Na today?
Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by ClitRaider: 8:15am On May 29, 2020
MyVILLAGEpeople:
That's true. Sometimes I do that tribal war thing here to catch fun and nothing else.
Thats is..
It just for fun.
but the mods are taking it to another level.
Imagine you got a ban cos you called someone a Flatino?
What's the meaning of Flatino for damn sake?
even Flat..head is censored, the moment you type that shit, it turns igbo.
Meanwhile those calling afonja, ewedu & Amala, brown roof roam free?!
That's the pathetic.
But no matter how hard the mods tried, Afonja is Afonja and flatino will always be a flatino from the godforsaken gully area of Niger.

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by sultanodudua: 8:16am On May 29, 2020
angelEmade:
very true. this item is worthy of front page. the mods should promote tribal unity
Most folks just come here to make jokes out of it believe it guys...it's all just for fun. Even me ...sometimes i shout 'amaka!' here just to piss off the igbos when there is a negative thread about them...and yes! when there is a skull mining thread i will also shout 'afonja!' lol
no bad vibes...m yoruba...but sure...one love
I agree with you. Lalasticlala this thread truly deserves front page.

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by Esseite: 8:18am On May 29, 2020
It's the politics that divides Nigerians... that is why the hate always comes up election period.

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by Lloydfather(m): 8:22am On May 29, 2020
Maadoo:
Anytime I see posts or hear comments about how Igbos hate Yorubas or how Yorubas hate Igbos, I wonder if the meaning of "hate" has changed.

How can you talk about long-standing hate between two ethnic groups and yet you cannot point at concrete examples of when they clashed and massacred one another in the last 50 years? What type of yeye hate is that?

Look around the world and see how peoples who hate each other have been relating. Such a relationship never exists without perennial physical clashes and bloodshed and clear attempts to destroy one another.

What exists between Igbos and Yorubas is not hate and is not anywhere near hate. What exists between them is mutual distrust.

There is subtle rivalry between the two. Each believes it is better than the other and tries to prove it, but the other refuses to accept that. Each always thinks that the other wants to have an upper hand in all things. So each takes measures not to let that happen. Each creates stories about the other and feeds its children such stories. All these are meant to paint the other bad and weaker. There is always that feeling of: "If we cannot have it, let them not have it."

So on person-to-person level, there is no problem between people from both ethnic groups. But on a group level, many lose their heads and resort to directly or indirectly maintaining that rivalry without even knowing that they are doing so.


Cc: Azuka Onwuka
na gragra all of us dey do, we don't hate each other.
But na Yoruba dey first find the trouble.

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by ANSMEDIA: 8:27am On May 29, 2020
Yeah Onitsha is your Jerusalem. All we care about here is merit. Once you are qualified, you get the job. No discrimination

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by slivertongue: 8:31am On May 29, 2020
WELL SAID!!
THE BRICKBATS HAVE GONE BEYOND BECAREFUL
Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by slivertongue: 8:31am On May 29, 2020
WELL SAID!!
THE BRICKBATS HAVE GONE BEYOND BECAREFUL
Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by franozx: 8:42am On May 29, 2020
This is FP worthy not all those thread that promote tribalism... Most of this tribalism is an online stuff..
Cc lalasticlala
Myndd
Oga seun

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by dododawa1: 8:48am On May 29, 2020
Tribal war only on social media,I used it to get like and share/ fun,my Igbos brother are the best even my best friend is Igbo from Owerri,I love the IGBOs.

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 9:02am On May 29, 2020
ClitRaider:

Thats is..
It just for fun.
but the mods are taking it to another level.
Imagine you got a ban cos you called someone a Flatino?
What's the meaning of Flatino for damn sake?
even Flat..head is censored, the moment you type that shit, it turns igbo.
Meanwhile those calling afonja, ewedu & Amala, brown roof roam free?!
That's the pathetic.
But no matter how hard the mods tried, Afonja is Afonja and flatino will always be a flatino from the godforsaken gully area of Niger.

Loool

And that's the beauty of this forum. That's what makes it lively and fun.

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by Jokerman(m): 9:11am On May 29, 2020
Lol... Very true .... Audio hate grin

Every online jabbing is just for fun and to reset people's brain

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by jimyjames(m): 9:39am On May 29, 2020
Yorubas joined their northern master to fight us Igbo's for 3 years in a civil war, that alone is enough for Igbo's to hate the Yoruba's forever.

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by jimyjames(m): 9:45am On May 29, 2020
angelEmade:
very true. this item is worthy of front page. the mods should promote tribal unity
Most folks just come here to make jokes out of it believe it guys...it's all just for fun. Even me ...sometimes i shout 'amaka!' here just to piss off the igbos when there is a negative thread about them...and yes! when there is a skull mining thread i will also shout 'afonja!' lol
no bad vibes...m yoruba...but sure...one love

Look at this afonja, you are a terrible human being double faced , you should be ban for 6 months for this.

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by Sammy07: 9:45am On May 29, 2020
jimyjames:
Yorubas joined their northern master to fight us Igbo's for 3 years in a civil war, that alone is enough for Igbo's to hate the Yoruba's forever.

After the war, you keep voting for them in each election.

Oloripelebe bi Lagos Ibadan expressway.

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by jimyjames(m): 9:48am On May 29, 2020
Sammy07:


After the war, you keep voting for them in each election.

Oloripelebe bi Lagos Ibadan expressway.


Still it doesn't change the fact that afonjas are our enemies .

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by Sammy07: 9:50am On May 29, 2020
jimyjames:



Still it doesn't change the fact that afonjas are our enemies .

Sure, we're your enemy.
Keep voting for them, while development comes to our region.

We are your enemy, why can't you boycott our region

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by jimyjames(m): 9:52am On May 29, 2020
Sammy07:


Sure, we're your enemy.
Keep voting for them, while development comes to our region.

We are your enemy, why can't you boycott our region

Boycott which region? A region we are buying with our hard earned money?

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by BlowYourMind: 9:53am On May 29, 2020
I was swindled at Alaba international market on Wednesday by some Igbo traders with their language, it was evil conspiracy.

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by Maxmilliano111: 9:54am On May 29, 2020
jimyjames:



Still it doesn't change the fact that afonjas are our enemies .
chaii see bitterness






Point of correction your enemy...

Stop generalizing!!!!!

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by Sammy07: 9:54am On May 29, 2020
jimyjames:


Boycott which region? A region we are buying with our hard earned money?

Can you see you're confused
We are your enemy, and you keep coming to enemy region. cheesy

Anyways, keep buying our land.
It's still part of development.

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by jimyjames(m): 9:56am On May 29, 2020
Maxmilliano111:
chaii see bitterness






Point of correction your enemy...

Stop generalizing!!!!!



Our enemies, 3 million Igbo's died in a civil war, not one.

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Re: There Is No Real Hate Between Igbos And Yorubas by Nobody: 9:58am On May 29, 2020
Someone mentioned this too and I just laughed.

People have learnt how to dissemble in real life.

You'll hardly ever see Igbos and Yorubas bickering when they meet in real life.

But, do you know the difference between real life and Nairaland life?

Anonymity.

Here, you are free to say your mind and your identity is covered.

People here say it as it is in their minds.

Which is cool, because it helps us know what's lurking behind that smile of your colleague at your work place, in the church, at the market place or even in your neighborhood.

You'll see many Igbos here that can speak and write fluent Yoruba hurling super insults at the Yoruba people.

That tells you that, they were probably born and raised in Yorubaland and probably have lots of Yoruba friends but...their hearts are dark.

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