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We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by Awol1(m): 5:45am On Sep 17
Someone asked me, is it really true that after the civil war, Nigeria made a law and the only thing Igbos were entitled to was 20 pounds, no matter how much they had in the bank? The answer is yes. It was so cruel that sane people would doubt it.

It was intended to create a generational almajiric poverty pandemic but it failed, we reached deep down our inner man, "perspire to acquire" and we rose.

What that meant is this, averagely, Igbos were rendered so poor, so miserable that they had to start afresh with just 20 pounds in 1970, immediately after the civil war.

But today, if you must maintain over 80% of the cars in Nigeria, you are over 90% sure of paying to Igbos as they are everywhere providing your car spare parts needs; from 20 pounds we rose!

Today, if there are 4 Nigerians in diaspora making Nigeria proud, in invention, in academics, in every human endeavor, you are 95% sure that 2 out of the 4 are Igbos; from 20 pounds, we rose!

Today, if you must build, you are over 70% certain of paying to Igbos, as they are scattered everywhere rendering services of making building materials available; from 20 pounds, we rose!

Today, if you feel too good with yourself that you want to change your electronics, ICT gadgets, phones, and etc, there are over 50% chances you will be paying the Igbos, from 20 pounds, we rose!

Today, probably looking at half of your wardrobe, there are 50% chances you paid directly or indirectly to Igbos, from 20 pounds, we rose!

Today, if you are tired of government failed healthcare system, there are 50% chances that your need of private medical care will be provided by Igbos, from 20 pounds, we rose!

Today, if you are able to afford your medications provided by indigenous pharmaceutical firms as against the CUT-THROAT price of multi national brands, there are over 70% chances that Igbos are meeting your needs, from 20 pounds, we rose!

If you must watch movies, there are over 70% chances that we will be on your faces, from 20 pounds, we rose!

If you must watch Nigeria entertain you with football as national pride, there are over 60% chances that Igbos are the one making you happy, from 20 pounds, we rose!

If your Olympic team must make sense, there are about 50% chances that you have embraced Igbos, from 20 pounds, we rose!

See, you can no longer destroy Igbos without rendering Nigeria eternally colourless. Yes, you can't destroy Igbos again.

They say we boast and gloat, if your ancestors passed through what ours passed through and in a little above 5 decades, you rose to where we are, your boast will be more than ours. Besides, boasting is not a "sin" punishable by death, hate or hunting down.

We are no longer begging for survival, we are stamping our feet that we will no longer apologise for being Igbos.

You might not like our boasts, you might not like our noise, is that not little a price for the colour we add to Nigeria?

Look around you, tell me the truth, if Igbos are removed from your immediate environment, how colourful will that your environment still be? Your doctor, your football star, movie star, pharmacist, pharmacy, private hospital, petty traders, spare parts supplier, building material supplier, music stars, cloth and shoe makers...etc?

We add colour to Nigeria...We are PROUDLY Igbo.

We are not actually a problem, we are largely a pool of solution.

We are Igbos, we survived the Nigerian Holocaust and Genocide

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by Abouwaza(m): 5:48am On Sep 17
Waiting for the warriors

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by Karlovich: 5:49am On Sep 17
We iboes sincerely apologise for starting the war, our warlord deceived us and as we were losing he abandoned us and fled to ivory coast. We are genuinely sorry, Nigerians please forgive us

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by Abouwaza(m): 6:00am On Sep 17
Karlovich:
We iboes sincerely apologise for starting the war, our warlord deceived us and as we were losing he abandoned us and fled to ivory coast. We are genuinely sorry, Nigerians please forgive us
Hmm 'we igbos' ?
Sacarsm

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by GolDRoger: 6:03am On Sep 17
Despite the deliberate attempt to bring
down the Igbos with the 20 pounds
policy, we have risen above the
challenge. In a short period, we were
able to bounce back and rebuild our
region all by ourselves. Without the aid
of the Nigerian Government. This is due
to the strong communal spirit of the
Igbos to ensure that everyone is
carried along. An example of this is the
Peoples Club of Nigeria founded in Aba
a year after the end of the Biafran War. angry

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by Awol1(m): 6:10am On Sep 17
Karlovich:
We iboes sincerely apologise for starting the war, our warlord deceived us and as we were losing he abandoned us and fled to ivory coast. We are genuinely sorry, Nigerians please forgive us

We the Yorubas apologize for the stupid and atrocious act of our leader during the war. Little wonder he cowardly drank rat poison to invade consequences for his actions.

We are sorry, Igbos!

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by AlabiJ: 6:13am On Sep 17
Wow Op, I hope you feel better now after getting all that off your chest? Now that we are informed about how super igbo people are compared to the the rest of us, what next

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by Kingscee: 6:16am On Sep 17
Karlovich:
We iboes sincerely apologise for starting the war, our warlord deceived us and as we were losing he abandoned us and fled to ivory coast. We are genuinely sorry, Nigerians please forgive us
I can smell the Red oil soup from my android screen coming from you, you grandson of Afonja keep it up

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by loveth360(f): 6:35am On Sep 17
We yorubas are sorry for been wicked and hateful towards Igbos.

Envy and jealous is the cause of it.Our wished is for Igbos to never rise again .

Forgive our hero Awolowo for stealing your money and starving 3 million of your kids.

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by WorkTheTalk(m): 6:40am On Sep 17
No need for the apology
Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by Minsk24: 6:42am On Sep 17
This post sweet me die...
Proudly Igbo...
. Other tribes abeg allow us to blow our trumpet, its not easy... Left with the fulanis, they would have preferred us to be backwards like their region but destiny said No...
We are Coming for what they said we couldn't have...
Our fellow southern brothers, we are in this together, our success is your success.... Our common enemy is the fulanis...
FULANI IS THE ENEMY
.

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by Anago55: 6:43am On Sep 17
Op, permit me to steal this your post and rebroadcast it for wider audience
it made a lot of sense
In my next world, Igbo I will be

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by ERockson: 6:43am On Sep 17
Awol1:
Someone asked me, is it really true that after the civil war, Nigeria made a law and the only thing Igbos were entitled to was 20 pounds, no matter how much they had in the bank? The answer is yes. It was so cruel that sane people would doubt it.

It was intended to create a generational almajiric poverty pandemic but it failed, we reached deep down our inner man, "perspire to acquire" and we rose.

What that meant is this, averagely, Igbos were rendered so poor, so miserable that they had to start afresh with just 20 pounds in 1970, immediately after the civil war.

But today, if you must maintain over 80% of the cars in Nigeria, you are over 90% sure of paying to Igbos as they are everywhere providing your car spare parts needs; from 20 pounds we rose!

Today, if there are 4 Nigerians in diaspora making Nigeria proud, in invention, in academics, in every human endeavor, you are 95% sure that 2 out of the 4 are Igbos; from 20 pounds, we rose!

Today, if you must build, you are over 70% certain of paying to Igbos, as they are scattered everywhere rendering services of making building materials available; from 20 pounds, we rose!

Today, if you feel too good with yourself that you want to change your electronics, ICT gadgets, phones, and etc, there are over 50% chances you will be paying the Igbos, from 20 pounds, we rose!

Today, probably looking at half of your wardrobe, there are 50% chances you paid directly or indirectly to Igbos, from 20 pounds, we rose!

Today, if you are tired of government failed healthcare system, there are 50% chances that your need of private medical care will be provided by Igbos, from 20 pounds, we rose!

Today, if you are able to afford your medications provided by indigenous pharmaceutical firms as against the CUT-THROAT price of multi national brands, there are over 70% chances that Igbos are meeting your needs, from 20 pounds, we rose!

If you must watch movies, there are over 70% chances that we will be on your faces, from 20 pounds, we rose!

If you must watch Nigeria entertain you with football as national pride, there are over 60% chances that Igbos are the one making you happy, from 20 pounds, we rose!

If your Olympic team must make sense, there are about 50% chances that you have embraced Igbos, from 20 pounds, we rose!

See, you can no longer destroy Igbos without rendering Nigeria eternally colourless. Yes, you can't destroy Igbos again.

They say we boast and gloat, if your ancestors passed through what ours passed through and in a little above 5 decades, you rose to where we are, your boast will be more than ours. Besides, boasting is not a "sin" punishable by death, hate or hunting down.

We are no longer begging for survival, we are stamping our feet that we will no longer apologise for being Igbos.

You might not like our boasts, you might not like our noise, is that not little a price for the colour we add to Nigeria?

Look around you, tell me the truth, if Igbos are removed from your immediate environment, how colourful will that your environment still be? Your doctor, your football star, movie star, pharmacist, pharmacy, private hospital, petty traders, spare parts supplier, building material supplier, music stars, cloth and shoe makers...etc?

We add colour to Nigeria...We are PROUDLY Igbo.

We are not actually a problem, we are largely a pool of solution.

We are Igbos, we survived the Nigerian Holocaust and Genocide
Cry louder embarassed

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by chriskosherbal(m): 6:46am On Sep 17
Karlovich:
We iboes sincerely apologise for starting the war, our warlord deceived us and as we were losing he abandoned us and fled to ivory coast. We are genuinely sorry, Nigerians please forgive us
grin Don't worry they are coming for you .

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by chiommy123(f): 6:50am On Sep 17
but this is not necessary. everyone is special. let us all do the right thing and make Nigeria a great country. imagine the hatred and fight this thread will cause

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by Sammy07: 6:52am On Sep 17
OP firstly some of your assumptions are wrong in Southwest.

it may Applied to other regions.
Both Igbos and Yorubas are engaged in spare parts, ICT gadgets, electronics, phones, building materials, aluminum, clothes, phones, shoes, book shops, drugs, pharmacist, etc

So your percentages are wrong in SW, because I can confidently say Yorubas outnumbered Igbos in selling of those materials in SW only.

NB: I've not been to Lagos, so I'm not sure of the percentage.

Cc: Awol

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by DMerciful(m): 6:58am On Sep 17
Where do the Igbos come from that they seem to survive anywhere and any condition?

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by Justice35: 7:01am On Sep 17
Igbo amaka!!!! In my next life I still want to be Igbo..

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by Localemperor: 7:09am On Sep 17
Sammy07:
OP firstly some of your assumptions are wrong in Southwest.

it may Applied to other regions.
Both Igbos and Yorubas are engaged in spare parts, ICT gadgets, electronics, phones, building materials, aluminum, clothes, phones, shoes, book shops, drugs, pharmacist, etc

So your percentages are wrong in SW, because I can confidently say Yorubas outnumbered Igbos in selling of those materials in SW only.

Cc: Awol
You used the South West as a yard stick for comparison but you fail to understand that the land in the west belongs to the yurobas and it is expected that you should control all economic activities, but according to your comment, one can deduce that you placed the Igbos at 50% while the Yoruba and other tribes control the remaining 50% ain't that success already??

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by OkutaNla: 7:10am On Sep 17
Sammy07:
OP firstly some of your assumptions are wrong in Southwest.

it may Applied to other regions.
Both Igbos and Yorubas are engaged in spare parts, ICT gadgets, electronics, phones, building materials, aluminum, clothes, phones, shoes, book shops, drugs, pharmacist, etc

So your percentages are wrong in SW, because I can confidently say Yorubas outnumbered Igbos in selling of those materials in SW only.

NB: I've not been to Lagos, so I'm not sure of the percentage.

Cc: Awol

Dude, I think sometimes we Yorubas need to resist the urge to rebut some of their crap because by now it has become well established that they say these things from a deep seated sense of inferiority. That inferiority complex is what pushes them to constantly feel the need to revalidate their self-worth by chest beating, embellishing, and exaggerating their successes. Nothing wey igbo man achieve today (whether at home or abroad) wey Yoruba man, another Nigerian, or another African never already achieve before am. I repeat, nothing. If you research deep enough you will realize this. Just allow them chest-beat in peace abeg.

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by EmekaA125(m): 7:20am On Sep 17
Karlovich:
We iboes sincerely apologise for starting the war, our warlord deceived us and as we were losing he abandoned us and fled to ivory coast. We are genuinely sorry, Nigerians please forgive us
Ewedu eating tribal scratched face geneology of Afonja..

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by Sammy07: 7:22am On Sep 17
Localemperor:
You used the South West as a yard stick for comparison but you fail to understand that the land in the west belongs to the yurobas and it is expected that you should control all economic activities, but according to your comment, one can deduce that you placed the Igbos at 50% while the Yoruba and other tribes control the remaining 50% ain't that success already??

If I'll rate it.
I'll give Igbos 40%, Yorubas - 50% and other tribes 10%

For example, where I dey currently (Offa, Kwara state 2nd biggest town after ilorin)

Bookshops - there are 6 booksshop, Igbo control 2(Grace, raphmore)

electronics - It's ratio 60-40 in favour of Yorubas (Igbos are only visible on the road side)

ICT - Out of 4, Igbos control 1(Chilinks)

Clothes / Shoes - ratio 70 - 30 in favor of Igbos

building materials - 50 - 50 or 53 - 47 in favor of Igbos

aluminum - Igbos are none in this aspect.

Agro - Igbos are also None or 1 self.

phones - 60 - 40 in favor of Igbos

pharmacist - Igbos none

spare parts - Igbos None
this is just an example.
you can ask anyone that reside in Offa.

Igbos are only visible on the main road.

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by Sammy07: 7:25am On Sep 17
OkutaNla:


Dude, I think sometimes we Yorubas need to resist the urge to rebut some of their crap because by now it has become well established that they say these things from a deep seated sense of inferiority. That inferiority complex is what pushes them to constantly feel the need to revalidate their self-worth by chest beating, embellishing, and exaggerating their successes. Nothing wey igbo man achieve today (whether at home or abroad) wey Yoruba man, another Nigerian, or another African never already achieve before am. I repeat, nothing. If you research deep enough you will realize this. Just allow them chest-beat in peace abeg.

Yeah, I understand bro.
They shouldn't chestbeat to Southwest is what I'm trying to correct.

They should be specific

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by superlightning: 7:32am On Sep 17
Sammy07:


If I'll rate it.
I'll give Igbos 40%, Yorubas - 50% and other tribes 10%

For example, where I dey currently (Offa, Kwara state 2nd biggest town after ilorin)

Bookshops - there are 6 booksshop, Igbo control 2(Grace, raphmore)

electronics - It's ratio 60-40 in favour of Yorubas (Igbos are only visible on the road side)

ICT - Out of 4, Igbos control 1(Chilinks)

Clothes / Shoes - ratio 70 - 30 in favor of Igbos

building materials - 50 - 50 or 53 - 47 in favor of Igbos

aluminum - Igbos are none in this aspect.

Agro - Igbos are also None or 1 self.

phones - 60 - 40 in favor of Igbos
this is just an example.
you can ask anyone that reside in Offa.

Igbos are only visible on the main road.

That's impressive considering the fact that you are talking about ilorin, kwara state.

Compare that to the igbos in top commercial centres in Nigeria - Lagos, Portharcourt, Kaduna, Abuja. I'm not even including the southeast zone.

The average igbo is more comfortable than any other nigerian.

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by superlightning: 7:35am On Sep 17
Sammy07:


Yeah, I understand bro.
They shouldn't chestbeat to Southwest is what I'm trying to correct.

They should be specific

Who are the ones in southwest? lol.....

Ago, Festac, Ladipo, Lekki, Ojo, Oshodi, Isolo.....igbos are running things and buying properties....I understand why tinubu and co are trying to checkmate this. lol....he came late.

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by Sammy07: 7:38am On Sep 17
superlightning:


That's impressive considering the fact that you are talking about ilorin, kwara state.

Compare that to the igbos in top commercial centres in Nigeria - Lagos, Portharcourt, Kaduna, Abuja. I'm not even including the southeast zone.

The average igbo is more comfortable than any other nigerian.

One thing you don't understand is, you ain't the only one in the game. And you ain't the only one doing business. you ain't the only one comfortable.

if we says Igbos control building materials and Igbos are buying up our lands.

if we assume 100 Igbos are selling building materials.
which means 100 Igbos have land In that town.

what will you say about the indegines that are buying rdw building materials?
are they spirits?
ain't they also building houses?

BTW, Selling pretty goods is not the only business you can do to succeed, understand that.

and I mentioned Offa, not ilorin.

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by OkutaNla: 7:40am On Sep 17
Sammy07:


Yeah, I understand bro.
They shouldn't chestbeat to Southwest is what I'm trying to correct.

They should be specific

Yimu. Forget that thing. Dem no reach. Na to themselves or other ignorant gullibles dem fit dey do all that. The well-informed know that Nigeria has been in existence long before the advent of the Internet and social media. Many of the 'records' and feats they celebrate have already been done by others pre-internet and social media. If you dig deep you will realize that. Ariwo ko ni music.

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by Sammy07: 7:43am On Sep 17
superlightning:


Who are the ones in southwest? lol.....

Ago, Festac, Ladipo, Lekki, Ojo, Oshodi, Isolo.....igbos are running things and buying properties....I understand why tinubu and co are trying to checkmate this. lol....he came late.

Are these the only places in SW

You guys don't even sell Agro products, you don't have big outlets shops and stores In SW.

Shey nah selling of pretty business only dey make someone succeed.
You're buying properties, what about the Yorubas buying building materials from you, are They throwing them away

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by Sammy07: 7:44am On Sep 17
OkutaNla:


Yimu. Forget that thing. Dem no reach. Na to themselves or other ignorant gullibles dem fit dey do all that. The well-informed know that has Nigeria has been in existence long before the advent of the Internet and social media. Many of the 'records' and feats they celebrate have already been done by others pre-internet and social media. If you dig deep you will realize that. Ariwo ko ni music.

Sure.
Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by superlightning: 7:44am On Sep 17
Sammy07:


One thing you don't understand is, you ain't the only one in the game. And you ain't the only one doing business. you ain't the only one comfortable.

if we says Igbos control building materials and Igbos are buying up our lands.

if we assume 100 Igbos are selling building materials.
which means 100 Igbos have land In that town.

what will you say about the indegines that are buying rdw building materials?
are they spirits?
ain't they also building houses?

BTW, Selling pretty goods is not the only business you can do to succeed, understand that.

and I mentioned Offa, not ilorin.

For the fact that it's even Offa, the more reason I respect Ndigbo.

You guys ran ahead of ndigbo just after the war. Now not have ndigbo caught up with you guys (thanks to our never-say-die spirit), all manner of things have to be thrown at ndigbo to slow down their pace so you guys can claim victory. Despite that, ndigbo are have shown resilience and courage.

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by Nadaken: 7:45am On Sep 17
Minsk24:
This post sweet me die...
Proudly Igbo...
. Other tribes abeg allow us to blow our trumpet, its not easy... Left with the fulanis, they would have preferred us to be backwards like their region but destiny said No...
We are Coming for what they said we couldn't have...
Our fellow southern brothers, we are in this together, our success is your success.... Our common enemy is the fulanis...
FULANI IS THE ENEMY
.
confirm bro, but if Jews and present Israelis talk about what they have faced too from the days of Moses we won't even have place to breathe yet they are still quitely contributing their quota to the world

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Re: We Will No Longer Apologize For Being Igbos! by superlightning: 7:46am On Sep 17
Sammy07:


Are these the only places in SW

You guys don't even sell Agro products, you don't have big outlets shops and stores In SW.

Shey nah selling of pretty business only dey make someone succeed.
You're buying properties, what about the Yorubas buying building materials from you, are They throwing them away

Don't bother yourself about us, we are celebrating our own resilience. Till today, everyone is afraid of igbo domination. hahahaha....

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