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Biafra Or Ikenga? 20 Reasons Why Ikenga Republic Will Set Igbos Apart Globally by spearman(m): 10:03pm On Jun 11
Biafra Republic or Ikenga Republic? 20 Reasons Why Ikenga Republic Will Set the Igbos Apart Globally -By Azuka Onwuka

If you are giving a lecture to a group of Nigerians of different ethnic backgrounds and notice that they are feeling sleepy, just mention Biafra and everybody will become alert. Biafra means so many things to different parts of Nigeria. Many Nigerians are quick to oppose Biafra without even knowing why they are doing so. Only the Igbos are passionate about it.

But what does Biafra mean? Who coined it? One big complaint many people give against the name Nigeria is that it means nothing and was coined by a European. Similarly, Biafra was coined by Europeans (the Bight of Biafra), and means nothing in Igbo language.

But Ikenga is fully Igbo. Ikenga is the symbol of manliness. It is the strength of a man’s right hand. The day a man dies, his Ikenga is cut into two and a part is thrown into his grave. If you destroy a man’s Ikenga, you have killed the man while he is still alive. Ikenga is the symbol of power, bravery, pride and essence of the Igbo man.

Republic of Ikenga therefore means the land of the brave.

It is a name that befits the proposed Igbo nation. It is a name that makes every Igbo person feel proud and strong. It is easy to pronounce and is an Igbo name that is taken from the Igbo cosmology.

With the name Ikenga, it will be a country for Igbos alone, with no other people laying claim to it.

Below are 20 reasons why Republic of Ikenga for Igbos alone is the best thing that will happen to the Igbos:

When the Igbos have their own country like Ikenga Republic, they will no longer be apologetic about their Igboness. They will no longer be too cautious to avoid being called over-ambitious, overbearing, or aggressive.
They can speak and promote their Igbo language all over the world, including using it to address the United Nations or African Union
The patriotism of the citizens will be sky-high as they will be willing to even die for their country unlike now when nobody is ready to die for Nigeria except under compulsion.

Igbos all over the world will be ready to come back or send their resources home to help build the country
Merit will be the bedrock of the country. So competition will help the country to develop fast.

There will be no focus on natural resources; rather the key focus will be on human resources, which will make the country grow fast
Science and technology and commerce will be promoted, making the country a force to reckon with globally.

Christianity will be the main religion; therefore there won’t be any clash of religions and religious killings. However, religion will be separated from governance, making the citizens to practise their religions privately without using them to cause conflicts. Respect for human life will be paramount.

There will be an alliance with Western and Eastern countries that love technology, freedom and capitalism which will aid growth.
It will be a sporting nation, with football being the key sport. The country will excel in global and continental sporting competitions because only the best will be used.

Because of its focus on technology, power supply will be easily available to power all the sectors.

Education will be paramount with high focus on developing the local schools and universities. health. There will be no quota system for admission into schools and universities. So academic excellence will be the order of the day.

The Igbos will not accuse any group of marginalization and no ethnic group will accuse the Igbos of marginalization or domination.
No Igbo will be killed with impunity anymore in any part of the world or have his or her property destroyed for fear that Ikenga Republic will retaliate.

Igbo will become a globally recognized language.

The friction between the Igbos and the Yorubas or Southsouth or the North will disappear, as the Igbos will be seen as foreigners wherever they reside and no longer seen as a threat.

The pride in Igbo culture, language, names, foods, etc will go up, attracting tourists and attention.

Literacy level will rise to 100% as no part of Igbo land will be allowed to scorn education.

Investment level in Igbo land will skyrocket as there will be more patriotic impetus to invest at home and help to boost development.

There will be a high focus on agriculture to avoid being dependent on any country for sustenance.

Finally, the more a people have the same language, same religion, same culture, and same worldview, the less friction they have and the more peaceful and progressive their country is. That is the biggest advantage Republic of Ikenga will have. That is why Europe is the most peaceful and progressive part of the world. Almost every country has its own language. The very few like Switzerland and Belgium with different peoples and languages have created a wonderful system that makes them live in peace.

Ụmụ Igbo ndị Chukwu goziri, otu osisi adịghị adụkpọ onye ma ihe anya ụgbọ abụọ.

Ya dịrị ụnụ mma.

https://m.facebook.com/BrandAzuka/posts/biafra-republic-or-ikenga-republic-20-reasons-why-ikenga-republic-will-set-the-i/2779300352196021/

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Re: Biafra Or Ikenga? 20 Reasons Why Ikenga Republic Will Set Igbos Apart Globally by gidgiddy: 10:07pm On Jun 11
Ikenga Republic? Thats one of the most silly names for a country I ever heard.

Nothing is wrong with the name Biafra during the agitation phase, many people of the old Eastern Region connect with the name Biafra.

After independence, if the name needs to be changed, it can. But not at this stage of the struggle for freedom

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Re: Biafra Or Ikenga? 20 Reasons Why Ikenga Republic Will Set Igbos Apart Globally by TarOrfeeek: 10:08pm On Jun 11
DSS on the beat again


Using a ideology to derail a more superior ideology.


From the stables of NIA.

But you forgot that 3 million children were killed by your fathers in 1967.

Several thousands have been murdered by you too.

So it is way past the time for this Ikenga nonsense you are postulating.

You either come to the table of equity with clean hands, or you sit on the ground.

A murderous gang of Fulani insurgents cannot be running amok aided by the FG of Nigeria, killing lawful citizens of Nigeria - while the largely Fulani government stands idle, doing nothing.


No. Fcck Okenga abi Okele Nation.

The people demand for freedom from the Fulani subjugation.

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Re: Biafra Or Ikenga? 20 Reasons Why Ikenga Republic Will Set Igbos Apart Globally by lordm(m): 10:22pm On Jun 11
Una never get country una don dy change the name. Comedians
Re: Biafra Or Ikenga? 20 Reasons Why Ikenga Republic Will Set Igbos Apart Globally by Rickyzagy(m): 10:22pm On Jun 11
Fulani man is trying to teach me my identity.

SMH

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Re: Biafra Or Ikenga? 20 Reasons Why Ikenga Republic Will Set Igbos Apart Globally by spearman(m): 10:23pm On Jun 11
Re: Biafra Or Ikenga? 20 Reasons Why Ikenga Republic Will Set Igbos Apart Globally by BiafIntel: 10:24pm On Jun 11
Why are some people so daft and dumb because of what Biafra is doing to their brains?

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Re: Biafra Or Ikenga? 20 Reasons Why Ikenga Republic Will Set Igbos Apart Globally by BKayy: 10:25pm On Jun 11
gidgiddy:
Ikenga Republic? Thats one of the most silly names for a country I ever heard.

Nothing is wrong with the name Biafra during the agitation phase, many people of the old Eastern Region connect with the name Biafra.

After independence, if the name needs to be changed, it can. But not at this stage of the struggle for freedom
LOL, these DSS propaganda guys think we are in a night of a thousand laugh.
"Ikenga Republic" like seriously?
Who came up with such funny name? grin

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Re: Biafra Or Ikenga? 20 Reasons Why Ikenga Republic Will Set Igbos Apart Globally by spearman(m): 10:25pm On Jun 11
TarOrfeeek:


DSS on the beat again


Using a ideology to derail a more superior ideology.


From the stables of NIA.

But you forgot that 3 million children were killed by your fathers in 1967.

Several thousands have been murdered by you too.

So it is way past the time for this Ikenga nonsense you are postulating.

You either come to the table of equity with clean hands, or you sit on the ground.

A murderous gang of Fulani insurgents cannot be running amok aided by the FG of Nigeria, killing lawful citizens of Nigeria - while the largely Fulani government stands idle, doing nothing.


No. Fcck Okenga abi Okele Nation.

The people demand for freedom from the Fulani subjugation.


https://m.facebook.com/BrandAzuka/posts/biafra-republic-or-ikenga-republic-20-reasons-why-ikenga-republic-will-set-the-i/2779300352196021/

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Re: Biafra Or Ikenga? 20 Reasons Why Ikenga Republic Will Set Igbos Apart Globally by Igboid: 10:26pm On Jun 11
Ikenga republic is not bad. As long as we have Enu-ani and Obiigbo covered or atleast given a chance to join, in addition to Benue Igbo and Isobo in Cross River, I'm happy.

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Re: Biafra Or Ikenga? 20 Reasons Why Ikenga Republic Will Set Igbos Apart Globally by Rickyzagy(m): 10:33pm On Jun 11
Who are the EEBOO's and where do dey live?

Let me lecture you small..
Ikwere =do you believe.
Asaba =ahaba
okpanam =my first born
Agbor =Bush
Akumazi= mazi fortune
Oshimil =River



Do you need more.

Igala
Izom
Igbanke
And many more. All this people lives outside igbo states
Re: Biafra Or Ikenga? 20 Reasons Why Ikenga Republic Will Set Igbos Apart Globally by Fejoku: 10:34pm On Jun 11
gidgiddy:
Ikenga Republic? Thats one of the most silly names for a country I ever heard.

Nothing is wrong with the name Biafra during the agitation phase, many people of the old Eastern Region connect with the name Biafra.

After independence, if the name needs to be changed, it can. But not at this stage of the struggle for freedom
Succinctly written.
The OP is a DSS agent with the sole aim of creating cracks on our Biafran goal. He's the same person as Deltafire. He doesn't know we know all the DSS handles here and the persons operating them. This is the age of information and every one assisting the terrorist government to keep our people in bondage will soon be left to defend themselves alone. This is when they will regret all the evils they committed while doing this hatchet job.
Our people are dying because of them and those death must be atoned for at the appropriate time.

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Re: Biafra Or Ikenga? 20 Reasons Why Ikenga Republic Will Set Igbos Apart Globally by Igboid: 10:46pm On Jun 11
Fejoku:

Succinctly written.
The OP is a DSS agent with the sole aim of creating cracks on our Biafran goal. He's the same person as Deltafire. He doesn't know we know all the DSS handles here and the persons operating them. This is the age of information and every one assisting the terrorist government to keep our people in bondage will soon be left to defend themselves alone. This is when they will regret all the evils they committed while doing this hatchet job.
Our people are dying because of them and those death must be atoned for at the appropriate time.

No need for this Paranoia.

I know Azuka Onwuka on Facebook. He is my Facebook friend and he is a proud Igbo man from Nnewi who doesn't believe NIGERIA should remain one, but who doesn't subscribe to Multiethnic Biafra with minorities.
He understands Minorities very well like I do.

You should search for him on Facebook and read his articles.

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Re: Biafra Or Ikenga? 20 Reasons Why Ikenga Republic Will Set Igbos Apart Globally by Idiko1: 10:50pm On Jun 11
spearman:
Biafra Republic or Ikenga Republic? 20 Reasons Why Ikenga Republic Will Set the Igbos Apart Globally -By Azuka Onwuka

If you are giving a lecture to a group of Nigerians of different ethnic backgrounds and notice that they are feeling sleepy, just mention Biafra and everybody will become alert. Biafra means so many things to different parts of Nigeria. Many Nigerians are quick to oppose Biafra without even knowing why they are doing so. Only the Igbos are passionate about it.

But what does Biafra mean? Who coined it? One big complaint many people give against the name Nigeria is that it means nothing and was coined by a European. Similarly, Biafra was coined by Europeans (the Bight of Biafra), and means nothing in Igbo language.

But Ikenga is fully Igbo. Ikenga is the symbol of manliness. It is the strength of a man’s right hand. The day a man dies, his Ikenga is cut into two and a part is thrown into his grave. If you destroy a man’s Ikenga, you have killed the man while he is still alive. Ikenga is the symbol of power, bravery, pride and essence of the Igbo man.

Republic of Ikenga therefore means the land of the brave.

It is a name that befits the proposed Igbo nation. It is a name that makes every Igbo person feel proud and strong. It is easy to pronounce and is an Igbo name that is taken from the Igbo cosmology.

With the name Ikenga, it will be a country for Igbos alone, with no other people laying claim to it.

Below are 20 reasons why Republic of Ikenga for Igbos alone is the best thing that will happen to the Igbos:

When the Igbos have their own country like Ikenga Republic, they will no longer be apologetic about their Igboness. They will no longer be too cautious to avoid being called over-ambitious, overbearing, or aggressive.
They can speak and promote their Igbo language all over the world, including using it to address the United Nations or African Union
The patriotism of the citizens will be sky-high as they will be willing to even die for their country unlike now when nobody is ready to die for Nigeria except under compulsion.

Igbos all over the world will be ready to come back or send their resources home to help build the country
Merit will be the bedrock of the country. So competition will help the country to develop fast.

There will be no focus on natural resources; rather the key focus will be on human resources, which will make the country grow fast
Science and technology and commerce will be promoted, making the country a force to reckon with globally.

Christianity will be the main religion; therefore there won’t be any clash of religions and religious killings. However, religion will be separated from governance, making the citizens to practise their religions privately without using them to cause conflicts. Respect for human life will be paramount.

There will be an alliance with Western and Eastern countries that love technology, freedom and capitalism which will aid growth.
It will be a sporting nation, with football being the key sport. The country will excel in global and continental sporting competitions because only the best will be used.

Because of its focus on technology, power supply will be easily available to power all the sectors.

Education will be paramount with high focus on developing the local schools and universities. health. There will be no quota system for admission into schools and universities. So academic excellence will be the order of the day.

The Igbos will not accuse any group of marginalization and no ethnic group will accuse the Igbos of marginalization or domination.
No Igbo will be killed with impunity anymore in any part of the world or have his or her property destroyed for fear that Ikenga Republic will retaliate.

Igbo will become a globally recognized language.

The friction between the Igbos and the Yorubas or Southsouth or the North will disappear, as the Igbos will be seen as foreigners wherever they reside and no longer seen as a threat.

The pride in Igbo culture, language, names, foods, etc will go up, attracting tourists and attention.

Literacy level will rise to 100% as no part of Igbo land will be allowed to scorn education.

Investment level in Igbo land will skyrocket as there will be more patriotic impetus to invest at home and help to boost development.

There will be a high focus on agriculture to avoid being dependent on any country for sustenance.

Finally, the more a people have the same language, same religion, same culture, and same worldview, the less friction they have and the more peaceful and progressive their country is. That is the biggest advantage Republic of Ikenga will have. That is why Europe is the most peaceful and progressive part of the world. Almost every country has its own language. The very few like Switzerland and Belgium with different peoples and languages have created a wonderful system that makes them live in peace.

Ụmụ Igbo ndị Chukwu goziri, otu osisi adịghị adụkpọ onye ma ihe anya ụgbọ abụọ.

Ya dịrị ụnụ mma.

https://m.facebook.com/BrandAzuka/posts/biafra-republic-or-ikenga-republic-20-reasons-why-ikenga-republic-will-set-the-i/2779300352196021/

Ikenga does not compare with Igbo as nationality. Republic of Igboland will compete adequately with England or Scotland. An Igbo from Igboland is lovely. In the other hand, Ikenga is milked from spirituality which does not necessarily represent all the people of Igbo ethnicity in their beliefs.

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Re: Biafra Or Ikenga? 20 Reasons Why Ikenga Republic Will Set Igbos Apart Globally by Fejoku: 10:54pm On Jun 11
Igboid:


No need for this Paranoia.

I know Azuka Onwuka on Facebook. He is my Facebook friend and he is a proud Igbo man from Nnewi who doesn't believe NIGERIA should remain one, but who doesn't subscribe to Multiethnic Biafra with minorities.
You should search for him on Facebook and read his articles.
I'll excuse your ignorance. There's no paranoia behind what I wrote.
Ikenga is truly an Igbo thing but the current Biafra is not. If however Biafra emerges a pure Igbo affair, we can always change the name to Ikenga or any other suitable name of our choice.
All the rest things I wrote remain in order.
Re: Biafra Or Ikenga? 20 Reasons Why Ikenga Republic Will Set Igbos Apart Globally by Igboid: 10:55pm On Jun 11
Fejoku:

I'll excuse your ignorance. There's no paranoia behind what I wrote.
Ikenga is truly an Igbo thing but the current Biafra is not. If however Biafra emerges a pure Igbo affair, we can always change the name to Ikenga or any other suitable name of our choice.
All the rest things I wrote remain in order.

Whether you like it or not.
Biafra is and will in the end still be an Igbo thing.
You can go on continuing in your self deception if that makes you feel better.

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Re: Biafra Or Ikenga? 20 Reasons Why Ikenga Republic Will Set Igbos Apart Globally by Fejoku: 7:11pm On Jun 12
Igboid:


Whether you like it or not.
Biafra is and will in the end still be an Igbo thing.
You can go on continuing in your self deception if that makes you feel better.
You don't know politics. I'll not waste my time replying you on this topic.

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