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Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by Dymaco(m): 10:20pm On Oct 23, 2021
I have been pondering on this question for a very long time. Why is south east only the only region in Nigeria with 5 states?

All the northern regions and mid belt region have 7 states, south west and south south have 6 states in it. Why is it only south east region that has only 5 states accrue to it?

Anioma that should have made us the sixth eastern state was wickedly drafted into delta making delta a state with three different tribes in it.

Igweocha, etche, ndoni, egbema that should have made them the 6th state was wickedly drafted into rivers state. Now we have egbema river state and egbema imo state. A community with same tradition and culture separated by state

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Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by Nlanalyst: 10:26pm On Oct 23, 2021
The entire five states put together aren't as big as states like Niger, Benue and others.
How do you create more states from states like this? I even think the entire five states should be merged together as one or two at most.
Enough of wasting resources biko.

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Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by TarOrfeeek: 10:27pm On Oct 23, 2021
Oh, that was the quick thinking of Jack Yakubu Gowon.

The now repentant murderer that claims to pray endlessly for the development of Nigeria.

I wonder why this bald headed murderer of millions of children did not pray in 1967, but rather chose the path of genocide and ethnic cleansing.

But anyways, even with the 7 and 6 states. What has those regions been able to achieve asides more revenue.

NOTHING.

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Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by TarOrfeeek: 10:29pm On Oct 23, 2021
Nlanalyst:
The entire five states put together aren't as big as states like Niger, Benue and others.
How do you create more states from states like this? I even think the entire five states should be merged together as one or two at most.
Enough of wasting resources biko.


Yes, another Almajuru low IQ.

Land mass is more important than population, only in Almajuru land.

That's why VAT was such a huge deal for your Russia like states with their N15,000 revenue.

Nkakwu.

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Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by LILTJAY: 10:35pm On Oct 23, 2021
Because it is a dot in a circle

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Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by Throwback: 11:06pm On Oct 23, 2021
Was there ever a rule that every region must have the same number of states?

Ideally SouthEast should be 2 states.

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Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by flokii: 11:16pm On Oct 23, 2021
Nlanalyst:
The entire five states put together aren't as big as states like Niger, Benue and others.
How do you create more states from states like this? I even think the entire five states should be merged together as one or two at most.
Enough of wasting resources biko.

GBAM!

Niger State = 2× SE region.

Imagine the number of smaller states that will come out of Niger. Yet the tiny SE states can't develop, just collecting and wasting allocations from FG.

That is why they are against VAT collection by states cos they will cry.

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Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by flokii: 11:22pm On Oct 23, 2021
LILTJAY:
Because it is a dot in a circle

grin grin

Imagine having smaller microscopic dots in the dot in a cirlce.. 419 sense.

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Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by rosebowl01(m): 11:28pm On Oct 23, 2021
Dymaco:
I have been pondering on this question for a very long time. Why is south east only the only region in Nigeria with 5 states?

All the northern regions and mid belt region have 7 states, south west and south south have 6 states in it. Why is it only south east region that has only 5 states accrue to it?

Anioma that should have made us the sixth eastern state was wickedly drafted into delta making delta a state with three different tribes in it.

Igweocha, etche, ndoni, egbema that should have made them the 6th state was wickedly drafted into rivers state. Now we have egbema river state and egbema imo state. A community with same tradition and culture separated by state

It does not work like that. The 5 states are actually among the tiniest states in Nigeria. Population and economics, they are smaller than majority of the other regions. Going by your logic, should SW have 10 states? Akoko Edo is culturally similar to the Akoko’s on the Ondo side, so they should add them as a state to SW? Kogi west should be 8th state in the SW, Kwara state should be 9th state, Itsekiri should also be added to become10th state? It’s not as simple.

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Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by DOTian: 12:47am On Oct 24, 2021
Have you noticed that the only time Nigerians complain that the 36 states are too many is whenever the people of the South East starts agitating for more states to equal what others have? That's when they start asking you if you're dumb to ask for states when the ones in existence can't pay salaries...

It even gets ridiculously funny when the same Nigerians chastising the Igbo against calling for the creation of more states in the east because the ones already in existence are redundant, go quiet if you suggest that some of their states be merged to help ce the total numbers!

Meanwhile their states are being run with oil money from Igbo communities both in SE and SS.
A very iniquitous country with her vile citizens...

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Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by gidgiddy: 1:03am On Oct 24, 2021
Nlanalyst:
The entire five states put together aren't as big as states like Niger, Benue and others.
How do you create more states from states like this? I even think the entire five states should be merged together as one or two at most.
Enough of wasting resources biko.

States are not based on land size, they are based on population. The population of just Anambra State is almost that of Delta State and Edo state combined

Lagos State should be two or three states with a population of over 20 million. This state system is nonsense, we should have Regions, not states

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Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by gidgiddy: 1:09am On Oct 24, 2021
In America, judt the state of Texas alone is as big as Nigeria in terms of Land mass, but America has just 50 states while Nigeria has 36

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Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by benuejosh(m): 5:26am On Oct 24, 2021
It should have been 3 right?
Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by life2017(m): 5:35am On Oct 24, 2021
gidgiddy:


States are not based on land size, they are based on population. The population of just Anambra State is almost that of Delta State and Edo state combined

Lagos State should be two or three states with a population of over 20 million. This state system is nonsense, we should have Regions, not states

Stop Lying. Delta state has more population than Anambra state.
And Edo state population is slightly less than Anambra.

Both in. Population and Landmass, SE is suppose to be 2 or 3 states maximum. They don't even deserve 5 states.

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Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by Nobody: 5:36am On Oct 24, 2021
Nlanalyst:
The entire five states put together aren't as big as states like Niger, Benue and others.
How do you create more states from states like this? I even think the entire five states should be merged together as one or two at most.
Enough of wasting resources biko.
Land mass should not be the only criteria for creating a state.

In fact, we need to reduce the number of states we have in Nigeria. The likes of Kogi, Bayelsa, Ebonyi, zamfara, Yobe, Ekiti and other unnecessary states all over the country should be merge with viable states.

The 6 geopolitical regions can have just 3 states each with high number of LGA.
Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by life2017(m): 5:44am On Oct 24, 2021
DubaiLandLord:
Size should not be the criteria for creating a state

Even with population, South East should be 4 states maximum.

Abia and Ebonyi are among the smallest states in Nigeria by population.
Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by Nobody: 5:45am On Oct 24, 2021
life2017:


Stop Lying. Delta state has more population than Anambra state.
And Edo state population is slightly less than Anambra.

Both in. Population and Landmass, SE is suppose to be 2 or 3 states maximum. They don't even deserve 5 states.
In terms of Economic activity(which is more important than landmass), none of the 6 geopolitical zones should have more than 3 states
Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by Nobody: 5:48am On Oct 24, 2021
life2017:


Even with population, South East should be 4 states maximum.

Abia and Ebonyi are among the smallest states in Nigeria by population.
All the Geo political region should not have more than 3 each.

What's the essence of having useless states like Kogi? If you calculate what Kogi state generate and what it gets from the FG, is not enough to even pay salaries and pensions of civil servants in Kogi state
Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by APCNig: 5:56am On Oct 24, 2021
Dymaco:
I have been pondering on this question for a very long time. Why is south east only the only region in Nigeria with 5 states?

All the northern regions and mid belt region have 7 states, south west and south south have 6 states in it. Why is it only south east region that has only 5 states accrue to it?

Anioma that should have made us the sixth eastern state was wickedly drafted into delta making delta a state with three different tribes in it.

Igweocha, etche, ndoni, egbema that should have made them the 6th state was wickedly drafted into rivers state. Now we have egbema river state and egbema imo state. A community with same tradition and culture separated by state

The states were not created according to the current fraudulent Regions. So, we cannot whole heartedly refer to the current fraudulent six regions with the old North having 3 Regions. As a matter of fact, if we consider the original Regions that we had when we practiced Regional Government, then we will consider only North, South-East and South-West.

Unfortunately, the old Northern Region now has 19 states, the old Western Region now has 8 states (Edo and Delta inclusive) while the old Eastern Region now has 9 states. That's really unfortunate. The Almajaris are really pointing pepper stained fingers into our eyes,
Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by JaroMan: 6:08am On Oct 24, 2021
Nlanalyst:
The entire five states put together aren't as big as states like Niger, Benue and others.
How do you create more states from states like this? I even think the entire five states should be merged together as one or two at most.
Enough of wasting resources biko.
Is it their fault they have small landmass? You should be worried that NW is 7 and produce little to the FG, yet SS has 6. I'm not even talking about SW because they're cool with 6. If 7 is for equity, give every zone 7. Niger is not as populated as Anambra
Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by Zandena(f): 6:28am On Oct 24, 2021
Because they are five percent and continue to chase shadow of fictitious Biafra!
Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by walefresh3(m): 6:45am On Oct 24, 2021
That 6 geo- political zone it's a fraud against the south.... That's the Truth.... When the military wanted to create dis shit ... They said , it is for the people with similar culture and Heritage....
The Yoruba wey dey North Central why Dem no dey thier people for southwest... We get Yoruba for kogi... In lokoja and kogi west..
Omo geobpolitical zone be fraud against the south.. south east supposed to have at least 6 states if truly we are for equity in this contraption...

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Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by Kinematics: 6:51am On Oct 24, 2021
gidgiddy:


States are not based on land size, they are based on population. [s]The population of just Anambra State is almost that of Delta State and Edo state combined [/s]

Lagos State should be two or three states with a population of over 20 million. This state system is nonsense, we should have Regions, not states

Lie from the pit of hell. Delta alone is more populated than Anambra.

Ibo man and lie are like 5&6

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Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by Kinematics: 7:04am On Oct 24, 2021
gidgiddy:
[s]In America, judt the state of Texas alone is as big as Nigeria in terms of Land mass, but America has just 50 states while Nigeria has 36[/s]


Your knowledge on size and states is so limited. The level of intelligence in your argument is like that of a nursery 1 pupil.

In America states were not created, rather different countries aka states came together to form a union called the United States of America.

Also Texas is 73.4% the size of Nigeria.

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Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by EzeAro: 7:08am On Oct 24, 2021
Kinematics:



Your knowledge on size and states is so limited. The level of intelligence in your argument is like that of a nursery 1 pupil.

In America states were not created, rather different countries aka states came together to form a union called the United States of America.

Also Texas is 73.4% the size of Nigeria.

You dare call someone out for having limited knowledge while you're actually the stupid one here, how do you mean different countries merged together to form the United States of America? does that even make any sense to you? when and how did former colony states become countries? What a MO.RON.
Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by Owen247(m): 7:17am On Oct 24, 2021
Nlanalyst:
The entire five states put together aren't as big as states like Niger, Benue and others.
How do you create more states from states like this? I even think the entire five states should be merged together as one or two at most.
Enough of wasting resources biko.
The way u take dey talk eh,i no get tym to reply u abeg.
Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by Owen247(m): 7:21am On Oct 24, 2021
Nlanalyst:
The entire five states put together aren't as big as states like Niger, Benue and others.
How do you create more states from states like this? I even think the entire five states should be merged together as one or two at most.
Enough of wasting resources biko.
Kinematics:


Lie from the pit of hell. Delta alone is more populated than Anambra.

Ibo man and lie are like 5&6
[quote Stop put tribe in ur arguments,y call igbo naw ?author=Nlanalyst post=107003900]The entire five states put together aren't as big as states like Niger, Benue and others.
How do you create more states from states like this? I even think the entire five states should be merged together as one or two at most.
Enough of wasting resources biko.[/quote]
Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by life2017(m): 7:25am On Oct 24, 2021
DubaiLandLord:
All the Geo political region should not have more than 3 each.

What's the essence of having useless states like Kogi? If you calculate what Kogi state generate and what it gets from the FG, is not enough to even pay salaries and pensions of civil servants in Kogi state

That is also true for Enugu state , Ebonyi state and Anambra State. They generate far less than what they get from Federal govt.

States that generate a bit is Imo and Abia state because they produce some oil even though small.

I know people think Anambra is a significant oil producing state because of the small oil in the border of Enugu, Anambra and Kogi. The oil production from there is very insignificant. Not even up to Lagos state oil production which is also insignificant. The production is so small that they are not even considered as part of NDDC. (only Abia and IMO are in NDDC).


When it comes to Economic activity, don't confuse the fact that Igbos are enterprising as south east generate money to the FG.

Igbos are enterprising as individuals. And majority of them make money by leaving South East and not by staying there. Most of the money is by trading.

As a region, they don't contribute anything significant to federation account (except IMO and Abia state).

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Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by bigpriik: 7:28am On Oct 24, 2021
That's part of the marginalization we are talking about about it is a plot to reduce the numerical strength of igbos and some zombies want us to keep quiet about it fools indeed ,ohaneze ndi Fulani never say anything about it not even southeast governors or senators they are all about the money not the plight of the southeasterners,but guess what what that's about to change this decade,that's zombies know this that's why they keep having sleepless nights ..
Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by life2017(m): 7:29am On Oct 24, 2021
APCNig:


The states were not created according to the current fraudulent Regions. So, we cannot whole heartedly refer to the current fraudulent six regions with the old North having 3 Regions. As a matter of fact, if we consider the original Regions that we had when we practiced Regional Government, then we will consider only North, South-East and South-West.

Unfortunately, the old Northern Region now has 19 states, the old Western Region now has 8 states (Edo and Delta inclusive) while the old Eastern Region now has 9 states. That's really unfortunate. The Almajaris are really pointing pepper stained fingers into our eyes,

I am a southerner. But that is not a fair way to look at it.

It is better , more accurate and fairer to say the 1914 Southern protectorate is now 17 states and Northern Protectorate is now 19 states.
Re: Why Is South East The Only Region With 5 States? by LILTJAY: 9:08am On Oct 24, 2021
flokii:


grin grin

Imagine having smaller microscopic dots in the dot in a cirlce.. 419 sense.
grin grin

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