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Are Igbos Really A Dot In A Circle? by BafanaBafana: 7:36am On Jun 15
Unlike most politicians, president Buhari does not speak from both sides of his mouth, he doesn't sugar-coat words to please anyone. This could be why ever since his media chat in 2015, his handlers have shielded him away from live interviews, to avoid him saying what he isn't supposed to say.
Few days ago, maybe Gambari was trying his luck, the president had two live interviews and in one of them, he reffered to igbos as a dot in the circle. This has generated a lot of reactions with everyone interpreting it in ways they wanna. I still maintain that Buhari shouldn't have said that, but he has said it. The question now is if he is right or wrong.

Answer is, he is right!

I say this out of a sincere heart, I have no issues whatsoever with. But they are like a dot in a circle with nowhere to go as far as Nigeria is concerned.
I have asked up to 20 pro biafrans living outside the south east if where they will take their business to in the event of them gaining indepence. The responses I get are
"I will remain here as a foreigner"
"Who says one must live in his county of origin"
"I will go back, get my papers and come back to continue my job"

I have also asked the same question on nairaland, the responses are similar. I get things like "mumu question" or "you no get sense" or "must everyone live in their country of origin?" etc.
In summary, they don't want to leave, not because they love the country or the people or anything of sort, but where will they go to what will they go and do there?
Igbos are majorly traders, they need a market to trade, considering that all the 5 SE states put together equals the size of Benue, the igbos have the whole of Nigeria as their market. As a matter of fact, igbos are the greatest beneficiaries of the Nigerian project. It is something they should be thanking God for every morning!
That is why they don't want to dream of leaving Nigeria, even in the event of not being Nigerians, they don't want to leave. As at this morning alone, up to 100 people from the south east have packed their bags and are going to settle in Lagos, Kano, Zamfara etc.
I don't know if any of them are aware that no country allows it's small and medium scale industry to be dominated by foreigners.

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Re: Are Igbos Really A Dot In A Circle? by Mokason288(m): 7:41am On Jun 15
Re: Are Igbos Really A Dot In A Circle? by iKingsley(m): 7:55am On Jun 15
We are dot in a circle. Having businesses (not just in Nigeria) but the whole world is part of us
Just like the marauders will tell you rearing cattle is their culture .
Did you think we are just mere dot in a circle? We are everywhere irrespective of whether we want our own sovereign state

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Re: Are Igbos Really A Dot In A Circle? by psucc(m): 7:59am On Jun 15
They are sometimes, it is better to keep quiet than raise issues that will heighten already tensed situation. Buhari is such an elder that do not know when to talk and when to keep quiet.

The latest comment 'dot in a circle' is one statement that himself do not know has a deep meaning.

Mathematically, what is the difference between a dot and a circle? How many degrees do each possess? Both has 360°. If so, it means the Igbos has equal opportunity as Nigeria, in all ramifications.

Again, there are some countries that the dot (5 States) are larger than. Economically, I see the Igbos doing better than most African Countries, if allowed to stand on her own.

So what's the fuss about it. Nothing, absolutely nothing, lasts forever. One day, sooner or later, Nigeria will break. And the Igbos will be free.

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Re: Are Igbos Really A Dot In A Circle? by HealerH: 8:00am On Jun 15
If being a dot in a circle means having limited movement, then everyone knows the Igbos are no dot in a circle because they're the most travelled Africans.

Their land might be a dot in a circle, but the people in the land are no dot in a circle. And common sense should tell you that the land doesn't make the people, the people make the land.

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Re: Are Igbos Really A Dot In A Circle? by Standing5(m): 8:07am On Jun 15
While Fulanis are like the one drawing the circle. Every other tribe is just with the circle, maybe not as dots.
Re: Are Igbos Really A Dot In A Circle? by BKayy: 8:10am On Jun 15
You talking about us early in the morning explains everything

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Re: Are Igbos Really A Dot In A Circle? by valentineuwakwe(m): 8:10am On Jun 15
The land don't make the people, the people make the land.....if igbos are dot in the circle like what the borthern cabla ask that man to talk, then Japan will be a Letter 'I' in the sea, but doing well!
Re: Are Igbos Really A Dot In A Circle? by tillaman(m): 8:15am On Jun 15
Bayana bayana you should consider relocating to kwazulu natal

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Re: Are Igbos Really A Dot In A Circle? by Nobody: 8:40am On Jun 15
BafanaBafana:


Igbos are majorly traders, they need a market to trade, considering that all the 5 SE states put together equals the size of Benue, the igbos have the whole of Nigeria as their market.

As a matter of fact, igbos are the greatest beneficiaries of the Nigerian project. It is something they should be thanking God for every morning!

As at this morning alone, up to 100 people from the south east have packed their bags and are going to settle in Lagos, Kano, Zamfara etc.

I don't know if any of them are aware that no country allows it's small and medium scale industry to be dominated by foreigners.


Response to first statement;

Igbos are Global players and Nigeria is too small a market for Ndi Igbo.

Response to second statement;

No Nigeria is the greatest beneficiary by
having Ndi Igbo in it's enclave because even the phone you're typing with was made available to you by Onye Igbo.
Without Ndi Igbo some people in Nigeria might still be using leaves as clothes.

Wonder why Nigeria don't wanna let people they hate so much leave?

Na YAWA if they leave.

Last response;

We must travel because all the instruments of commerce was taken away from us.
Make the Eastern ports functional, get foreign missions to have consulates in Ala Igbo and Grant landing rights on Eastern airports to foreign airlines then we would drastically stop traveling to your area.

Your last statement is wrong Nigeria is such a country.

Even during the war while we were being hounded to be killed, it was Lebanese and Indians that were running Nigeria commerce
.

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Re: Are Igbos Really A Dot In A Circle? by Educationalserv: 8:59am On Jun 15
booscy:


Response to first statement;

Igbos are Global players and Nigeria is too small a market for Ndi Igbo.

Response to second statement;

No Nigeria is the greatest beneficiary by
having Ndi Igbo in it's enclave because even the phone you're typing with was made available to you by Onye Igbo.
Without Ndi Igbo some people in Nigeria might still be using leaves as clothes.

Wonder why Nigeria don't wanna let people they hate so much leave?

Na YAWA if they leave.

Last response;

We must travel because all the instruments of commerce was taken away from us.
Make the Eastern ports functional, get foreign missions to have consulates in Ala Igbo and Grant landing rights on Eastern airports to foreign airlines then we would drastically stop traveling to your area.

Your last statement is wrong Nigeria is such a country.

Even during the war while we were being hounded to be killed, it was Lebanese and Indians that were running Nigeria commerce
.
so u actually think is only igbo that can travel to Dubai and China to buy phones and sell in Nigeria?So it only igbo people that know how Alibaba and FedEx works abi ..this is clear example of swine thinking pattern .

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Re: Are Igbos Really A Dot In A Circle? by mrvitalis(m): 9:10am On Jun 15
Educationalserv:
so u actually think is only igbo that can travel to Dubai and China to buy phones and sell in Nigeria?So it only igbo people that know how Alibaba and FedEx works abi ..this is clear example of swine thinking pattern .
What's stopping u from doing it

Order phone from Alibaba or were ever the check the cost igbo man sells cheaper

If u no Sabi business u no Sabi business

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Re: Are Igbos Really A Dot In A Circle? by Educationalserv: 9:23am On Jun 15
mrvitalis:

What's stopping u from doing it

Order phone from Alibaba or were ever the check the cost igbo man sells cheaper

If u no Sabi business u no Sabi business
u must be a very big clown .There hunderd of thousand of importer of phone in Kano,kaduna,jos,ibadan ,that are not igbo infact in Kano igbo are least in the chain of phone dealer in Kano...igbo dominated trade are medicine, spare part ,electrical buiding material. Hausa man dominate trade include commodity,forex ,gold,textile ,hide and skin and beef production.

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Re: Are Igbos Really A Dot In A Circle? by FarahAideed: 9:25am On Jun 15
Believe a Dullard at your own peril ..Igbos are actually the oil that lubricates the entire Nigeria

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Re: Are Igbos Really A Dot In A Circle? by BafanaBafana: 9:54am On Jun 15
booscy:


Response to first statement;

Igbos are Global players and Nigeria is too small a market for Ndi Igbo.

Response to second statement;

No Nigeria is the greatest beneficiary by
having Ndi Igbo in it's enclave because even the phone you're typing with was made available to you by Onye Igbo.
Without Ndi Igbo some people in Nigeria might still be using leaves as clothes.

Wonder why Nigeria don't wanna let people they hate so much leave?

Na YAWA if they leave.

Last response;

We must travel because all the instruments of commerce was taken away from us.
Make the Eastern ports functional, get foreign missions to have consulates in Ala Igbo and Grant landing rights on Eastern airports to foreign airlines then we would drastically stop traveling to your area.

Your last statement is wrong Nigeria is such a country.

Even during the war while we were being hounded to be killed, it was Lebanese and Indians that were running Nigeria commerce
.
’I have asked up to 20 pro biafrans living outside the south east if where they will take their business to in the event of them gaining indepence. The responses I get are
"I will remain here as a foreigner"
"Who says one must live in his country of origin"
"I will go back, get my papers and come back to continue my job"

I have also asked the same question on nairaland, the responses are similar. I get things like "mumu question" or "you no get sense" or "must everyone live in their country of origin?" etc.
In summary, they don't want to leave, not because they love the country or the people or anything of sort, but where will they go to what will they go and do there?'
....dot in the circle

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Re: Are Igbos Really A Dot In A Circle? by kettykin: 9:58am On Jun 15
Even the whole world is a big circle, igbos and Jews and Chinese and Germans all do business outside of their circles. Igbos are not doing anything different from the jews
Re: Are Igbos Really A Dot In A Circle? by obiekunie01: 10:00am On Jun 15
WHICH DAY WILL WE OPEN THIS GOD FORSAKEN PORTAL AND NOT SEE IGBO THREADS

HABA!!


WHY ARE YOU ALL SOO FIXATED WITH THE IGBO TRIBE??

MAKE UNA FREE US NA!
Re: Are Igbos Really A Dot In A Circle? by Anambra1stSon(m): 10:10am On Jun 15
Od..e, Igbo business the world is their market place not just Africa, Igbo business men and women dominate across Africa continent not just Nigeria, go to South Africa, Egypt, Ghana, Ethiopia and what have you, go to Asia and feed your eyes, Igbos are in everywhere across the world doing their businesses

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