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Culture / Re: Anioma Is An Ethnic Group - Emeka Esogbue by agbotaen: 6:05pm On Mar 19, 2015
1. sorry uwa means wealth in edo and in ika its uwe , so its oko- uwa that was spelt and pronounced as okowa

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Culture / Re: Anioma Is An Ethnic Group - Emeka Esogbue by agbotaen: 6:03pm On Mar 19, 2015
1. sorry to dissappoint you , okowa does not mean man from owa , its taken from two words , ika language was initially close to edo language but as time , went on it gained a life of its own from many people migrating from many areas into ika , so changes occured .
2. oko can mean man or prince from the ika /edo word word okoh or senior male , while owa -means wealth and goodness in benin and it later changed into uwe in ika today , and so the name okowa is taken from okoh-uwa and later written and pronounced as okowa.
3. the name efosa in edo means wealth of God , and in ika it is efose , it is taken from efe- wealth and oselobue in ika , while benin is efe- osalobuwa .
4. we reserve the right to bear the names of our ancestors , we dont need to listen to igbo propaganda , if we have edo names thats our business and if some of us bear igbo names thats our business ,, just like we have igbos bearing british names such as alex ekwueme , mary onyali , and even igala names too , even some igbos have yoruba names , have they removed it ?
5. ikas are proud of their ancestory and we do not want to change it for igbo , so keep your 200 million population , we no want , all we want is to be called ika .
6. igbo nation or tribe is a creation of the british that brought people together under the name igbo and so it is not from God and people did not sit to agree and to force it on other people because you feel they bear some of your name or have some similarities with you is very absurd .

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Culture / Re: Anioma Is An Ethnic Group - Emeka Esogbue by agbotaen: 6:04pm On Mar 18, 2015
he did not win election on your stupid igbo agenda , but on a pan delta agenda, its ijaw and many uhrobos supporting james ibori and some itsekiris that aided him in winning , in anioma alone we had over 10 contestants , so get that right , and ika people have never belonged to those in delta that claim they are igbos , what we say and believe is that we are ika , period

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Culture / Re: Anioma Is An Ethnic Group - Emeka Esogbue by agbotaen: 6:02pm On Mar 18, 2015
1. on ifeanyi okowa , ifeanyi is an igbo name but okowa is edo , it means child of wealth or man of wealth . and he does not belong to ohaneze ndigbo or any igbo ethnic meeting, he belongs to ogua ika

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Culture / Re: Anioma Is An Ethnic Group - Emeka Esogbue by agbotaen: 5:58pm On Mar 18, 2015
1. igbos should respect ika nation and people , our resolve to be ika is very ancient and even the british knows it , we resisted being benin and in 1930 , our fathers wrote to the british telling them in clear terms that ika is not part of any known ethnic group in nigeria, and in 1967 , during the civil war igbos also claimed ika and our elders also rejected that claim and rejected biafra .
2. nduka is his first name and its definitely igbo , but his surname is obaigbena and its benin or edo and so what does that tell you , igbos should realise that ika people came into ika in different waves from benin, ishan, ora, ndokwa, aniocha and igbo land and even yoruba , so its a mixed race , but the core founders came from edo areas , but over time we have evolved into a seperate and distinct ethnicity and as such we are ika ethnic group and we should be respected .
3. we were called eka , later changed into ika , we had ogunagbon or agbon later changed in 1906 into agbor , we know our history and we are ika people and if igbos want to kill them selves on ika issues thats their business.
4. ika is a large ethnic group covering many areas in delta and edo state , and majority of ika people believe they are ika , but we have a small percentage from the eastern corridors in some parts of igbodo and ekwoma that say they are igbos , thats ok , but 99 percent of ika people belong to ogua/onu ika as the highest socio-political group for ika nation , just like igbos have ohaneze ndigbo .
5. we know some ika people have igbo names mostly as their first name but that does not make them igbos , just like we have majority of ikas with family names that are of edo.benin origin , and that does not make them benins , but we know we are ika thats what we call our selves and we do not add ibo to it , but out of ignorant many write whatever they like .
6. ika people are confident and we have made many brake throughs and by the grace of God , we will become the next governor of delta state .
7. nduka obaigbena is a proud prince from owa and ika , and so am i proud of being ika, i dont want to be any thing else .
8. moreover igbo nation was organised and created by europeans , it did not exist 200 years ago, so those who believe they are igbo that is their business and we that believe we are ika , thats our business , i dont even see the great similarity between ika and igbo ?
9. itsekiri in delta arose from both yoruba and benin and they are a different ethnicity , isoko and uhrobo speak very similar language and has similar culture and yet they are different ethnic groups, so nearness of language between ika and igbo does not make them same ethnic group.
10. kpanmiose is a proper ika name and many ika bear it today , am only sorry for ikas that decide to give their children igbo names over the beautiful ika names that abound

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Culture / Re: Anioma Is An Ethnic Group - Emeka Esogbue by agbotaen: 7:17pm On Mar 12, 2015
1. when i defended the uniqueness of ika and the resolve of ika ethnic nation not to belong to any larger ethnicity such as benin or igbo , people were crying wolf.
2. ika people are very confident in our believe and thats why we have been able to make break throughs , i also said if power will come to anioma or delta north , it will be an ika man , i said that about 2 years ago and it has almost come to pass.
3. by the grace of oselobue and the ehi of ika nation , and our ighaigho and sakpamaghori , we will become the next gov of delta.
Culture / Re: Nigeria Most Influential Monarch by agbotaen: 6:29pm On Mar 04, 2015
1. the kings in ika that have great influence in ancient and modern times are the dein of agbor and obi of owa kingdom,however the agbor kingship is more ancient and one of the oldest in nigeria , starting from the 12th century , although before the 12th century agbor had the ogiso and the ogele as kings.
2. dein or obi of agbor was one of the three most respected kings in old western , midwest and bendel state as the oba of benin, olu of warri and obi of agbor were the three ministers in western region government of the 1950,s .
3. agbor was a great kingdom and the greatest outside of benin in ancient times which extended to many edo towns and delta north areas , before colonial times and it has great pomp .
4. dein of agbor still holds the title of being the youngest monarch to be crowned in the world, the youngest pro-chancellor of a federal university , and the youngest recipient of the royal honour of the country called belgium and many more honours , he is highly honoured by the nigerian and foreign govt

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Politics / Re: Delta State PDP Governorship Primaries Update by agbotaen: 2:08pm On Jan 31, 2015
1. i dont know why igbos like to drink panadol for another mans head ache, that ika people are a seperate ethnicity under anioma , we are not igbos and we have never been igbos , if you say we have relationship with igbos , i will agree and so also do we have with the binis, too.
2. 99 percent of ika people belong to ogua/onu ika , that is our organisation , we do not belong to ohaneze ndigbo.
3. the only patches of ika people who claim to be igbo are from igbodo axis, and they are the nearest to igbo cultural areas and some of their fathers migrated into ika , may be some 100 years ago , and so we understand , and even the ika they speak is much diluted .
4. okowa is an ika man and he does not belong to any igbo ethnic meeting , but attends ogua ika regularly .
5. delta state governorship is not gotten on the basis of being igbo or not being igbo , as you must realise that many people inhabit the geo-space called delta , and okowa won on the basis of his popularity and not because he is from delta north , as the contest was free for all .
6. i have long told many people that if delta north will become governor in delta for now , it will come from ika or the ndokwa axix , but ika is highly favoured for many reasons.
7. since 1930 , ika has declared their independence of any other ethnic group be it benin or igbo and the attempts of benins to tell the british that ika is part of benin failed in 1930 and that of the igbos failed in 1967 , when they made same claims that ika was part of igbo land , and our elders rejected them .
8. ika people are proud and hardworking and intelligence and we dont need an igbo appendage to be successful in nigeria and we are not suffering from we are being marginalised syndrome

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Politics / Re: Delta State PDP Governorship Primaries Update by agbotaen: 2:57pm On Jan 17, 2015
foolish igbo man , what do u know about ika history or tradition , okowa is from owa- alero and owa alero was founded by omi eborwise from agbor royal family , along with some benins, and other ika people like the utes and co and i am from owa-oyibu , and to be precise my village is called idumu-iizomor and i am from the lineage of the second obi of owa called igbedigin and omigie , so i guess you igbo propaganda will tell me my village name is igbo and my ancestors name is igbo and even eborwise is also an igbo name , why dont you mind your igbo affairs and leave ika people alone.
2. no ika prominent king or person belong to ohaneze ndigbo , is that not enough evidence to tell you ika does not want any thing igbo .
3. chief ifeanyi arthur okowa is not a member of ohaneze .
4. let me answer your question about the meaning of okowa , the nane is made up of two words -1. oko- means prince in ika /benin languge or simply some call it male and uwa- means wealth /well being in edo language but now due to language change it is called uwe in ika.
so it means prince of wealth , when you are pronouncing it it becomes okowa - the u is removed .
5. we also have a name in ika called efose -it is made up of two words - efe-wealth and ose- God from a shortened form of oselobue and when they want to write it or called it , its efose
Politics / Re: Sen Ifeanyi Okowa To Be First Delta Igbo(anioma) Governor by agbotaen: 5:32pm On Jan 12, 2015
1. point of correction , okowa is from owa-alero a town in owa kingdom in ika north east , while agbor is ika south , but the uniting factor is that both agbor and owa are from same ethnic group called ika.
2. okowa is an ika man , who belongs to a larger group called anioma , and in anioma we have people of diverse ethnic migrations.
3. ifeanyi author okowa is an ika man ,he is not an igbo man

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Politics / Re: Delta State PDP Governorship Primaries Update by agbotaen: 5:31pm On Dec 13, 2014
many uhrobos will vote an ika candidate , especially okowa , okowa is a saleable candidate in all parts of delta , and he is a grass roots politician , he even has the stunch support of many uhrobo people , including ibori , and the way delta is configured , no ethnic group can win without the other , uhrobos always win because aniomas and others vote for them ,

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Politics / Re: Delta State PDP Governorship Primaries Update by agbotaen: 5:16pm On Dec 13, 2014
stupied igbo man , who asked you to comment on ika or delta issues? are you from ika land , why dont you face your igbo ethnicity that the british helped you to form , and your so called wise people think the name igbo was formed by God , its not even up to 200 years that your so called igbo was fored by the europeans .ika is a seperate ethnic group, different from igbo or any other tribe and thats how it will be . that was why our people refused to join biafra during the civil war , and we have never been part of your ohaneze ndigbo , so let ika people be , if we have problems amongst our self what concerns the igbo man there , if yorubas are quarelling wetin concern igbo there ?
as for the igbo names , they are ika peoples first name for those ikas who have igbo names but they are usually not our family names , or family names are usually benin and ishan names -examples are
1. nduka obaigbena
2. nduka irabor
3. ifeanyi okowa
4. jim ovia
5. bamidele omojafor
7. anthony aigbogun
8. billy osagie .
so we have benin surnames , so are we benins ? the answer is no , ika is a distinct ethnicity right from ancient times .
finally , i want to let you know that in 1930 , our elders told the british that ika is a distinct ethnic group different from any ethnic group in nigeria , this was when benins claimed they owned agbor and other ika areas

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Culture / Re: Traditional Ika Names by agbotaen: 12:01am On Dec 21, 2013
obinna and ifeoma are not ika names , though you might have ika people bearing it and those who are considered ika are from ika north east and ika south and some in edo state , let me give you few ika names ------
1. erunmuh - gold
2. osebor - gods blessing
3. ehiabor - gods blessing
4. chukwusiaeri- god is my witness
5. ehisiaeri- god is my wtness
6. osesiaeri- god is my witness
7. ikpanmiose- i thank god
8. idigun - strong person
9. adhuaran- giant
10. ehiedu- god is leading me
11, ehioma-the lord is good
12. ighogho- happinness
13. ighoghose- happinness of god
14. oyo- joy
15. iyare- safety and blessings
16. ewere- luck
17. okpohoka- woman is greatest
18. okpohose- woman of god
19 . okpohowuku - woman is a good treasure
20. ekawuku- hand bring wealth
21. efe- wealth
22. odafe- wealthy person
23. efose- wealth of god
24. uwebor- blessed life
25. ehigiator- god gives long life
26. agbonma- the fAMILY knows
27. ese- gift
28. esose- gift of god
29. ehiyemofe - god gave freely
30. osewuedionma- god is senior ,
this are traditional ika names

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Culture / Re: What Are The Things You Like About Other Ethnic Groups And Tribes? by agbotaen: 7:01pm On Dec 19, 2013
it is your kingless igbo fathers who were living in little unorganised villages eating human beings that are stupid, you igbon , slaves , who told you ika was benin or have you ever seen an ika man saying he is benin? why dont igbos mind their business , you tried biafra , it failed in ika and we chased you people out , and today we have also distanced our selfs from igbos , we are ika ethnic group we are not benin and we are not igbo .if you like engage in your usual propaganda , that was how nigeria army was killing your people enmass and you were saying you have destroyed the army

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Culture / Re: History Of Ika People(umunede) by agbotaen: 5:47pm On Dec 19, 2013
bloody igbo lier , which ikas did benin kill ? my father lived in benin during the war and he was not killed , and muritala lived in owa during the war and he did not kill owa/ika people , and ikas did not suffer the genocide that many others suffered , so dont bring your stupid igbo propaganda to ika , let me tell you , biafran troops also killed and murdered many people in ika areas too , just like the nigeria troops also killed some people too , but in ika , it was generally peaceful and our people were solidely behind the nigerian troops , and thats why biafra declared the obi of owa wanted dead or alive , abi you no no?
my friend ika cannever be igbo and will never go along with igbos and ika was never part of your ill fated biafra , as ika is a seperate ethnic group

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Culture / Re: The Official Ika Thread.(agbor,umunede,owa.etc) Alua Ni by agbotaen: 5:41pm On Dec 19, 2013
ika is a language of its own with many dialects in it , and if some dialects of ika is spoken , the average igbo person will be lost , and moreover we are set to teach it in the college of education in agbor come year 2016 and in all schools in ika land, right now news is read in ika in both delta and edo state , and we are working on an ika dictionary for ika people with meanings of ika word , yes ika has similarities with igbo and so does it also have great similarities with bini/ishan and even yoruba to some extent , and it has its own alphabets that is also distinct and it is a nasal language with e and ei and n ./en in it , it shares some character with the edo alphabets and also igbo alphabets.
if i say , yalamako ni de shime inyenren imen ogua- idumu onu , it simply means you should go home and attend the meeting being held in your village .
2, for what ever any one says the highest socio-cultural organisation for ikas the ogua/onu ika has spoken and they have declared ika to be an ethnic group .
2. a seperate language different from igbo or benin.
3. a language and culture that should be preserved .
4. a united ethnic nationality with one mission and one vision.
5. ikas are blessed and have made progress in all fields in nigeria , from military to politics , to media , to sports and education and great business people .

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Culture / Re: The Official Ika Thread.(agbor,umunede,owa.etc) Alua Ni by agbotaen: 1:33pm On Dec 17, 2013
what you have simply written is igbo and not ika , and for your information , ika is a language with about 6 variations or dialects and one that is purely edoid called ozara, so if igbos want to learn ika lets know and we will teach you .

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Culture / Re: What Are The Things You Like About Other Ethnic Groups And Tribes? by agbotaen: 6:03pm On Dec 16, 2013
1. ok , dumb and mumu igbo man , i love yoruba people and benin people and i dont like most igbo people , because they are dumb and only useful as propagandists, and mind you charity begins at home , so i have to begin with ika and mind you ika is not a subtribe of igbo , our fathers have made that known in 1930 and 1967 when they declared they were not part of igbo tribe and that statement is quite clear and that led to ikas chasing igbos away from ika land. so get that , but u can engage in what your tribe knows best to do that is propaganda and no wonder your fathers said they had successfully wiped out nigeria troops , when in reality the nigerian army was kicking biafran ass , even in biafran enclave

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Culture / Re: What Are The Things You Like About Other Ethnic Groups And Tribes? by agbotaen: 5:39pm On Dec 14, 2013
1. i love ika women and men because of diversity , we have dark and beautiful people and very light skin people , in most ika families they have both dark and very fair people , and they are usually hardworking , morally concious and honest people

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Culture / Re: History Of Ika People(umunede) by agbotaen: 5:08pm On Dec 14, 2013
the difference is that the people in asaba and the areas you mentioned fought and supported biafra 100 percent because they say they are igbo , while ika fully rejected being igbo and majority assisted the nigerian army to chase away the biafrans , so that is the difference .
2. when asaba and environs were massacred by the nigerian army , the ika people were not massacred , so can you see the difference now and if you dont know the history , please ask your igbo relatives that are alive then , olodo

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Culture / Re: Why The Ika Nation Can Never Be Likened To Igbos by agbotaen: 5:00pm On Dec 14, 2013
`. 1. how useful is your cy baby igbo nation that is disorganised and bereft of any thing loft ?
2. who told you ika is not viable ? ika nation has very educated man power and movers and shakers in nigeria , we have some of the most successful nigerian business people , military men holding positions of power in the military , many professors, and many great and top politicians in nigeria and delta/ edo state , both in the past and present ,
we also are blessed with agriculture and food , unlike many igbo areas that lack farming prowess , we are known all over midwest for our famining culture , and we are blessed with mineral resources and in fact we have oil discovered in many ika towns in commmercial quantity , e.g . an oil flow station is under construction in owa-alidinma in ika , abavo also and many others , we also have the largest railway village in niger delta and a proposed niger delta in land port in owa-oyibu delta and many more .
3. ika had produced people like samuel osaigbovou ogbemudia as governor of old midwest/ bendel state
2. prince sam obi as acting governor delta state
3. martins okonta as speaker delta state
4. sam obi as also speaker of delta state
5. sam ebonka as former deputy governor of delta state
6. chief ifeanyi okowa as former secretary to delta state government
7. ifeanyi okowa now senator of federal republic
8. dr. cairo ojougboh, former member of house of reps and special adviser to president yardua .
9. jim ovia - former M.D. zenith bank and now M.D. VISAFONE
10. STEVE omojafor - president APCON.
11. nduka irabor , member of house / chairman nigeria footbal league company
12. nduka obaigbena - MD, THIS DAY NEWS PAPER .
13. REAR admiral agholor pactrick , director of defence college
14. major general ugo buzugbe - nigeria army secretary
15. air vice marshal jomo obagie -
and many others to numerous to mention , are this irrelevant people, i think igbos should learn to respect others , ika people dont want to be a part of any thing igbo , we are ika people , and they should respect us as such ,if they want ika people to respect them , lest i forget ,
dr. okunbor , and ika man is the present chief of staff in delta state ,

and i have forgotten that the dein of agbor is one of the most respected traditional king in nigeria and the youngest crowned monarch in the world , and the youngest pro-chancelor of a university in nigeria and the obi of owa , one of the most respected and honoured kings in delta and nigeria , he is also mentioned in africas who is who year book , along side the dein of agbor , and before i forget the obi of akumazi , steven osagie is the third longest reigning monarch in the world , he is over 60 years on the throne of akumazi

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Culture / Re: Delta Igbo, Bendel Igbo: What Does That Even Mean. by agbotaen: 8:05pm On Dec 11, 2013
1. fallacy number one , ika believe they are igbos , but in 1967 , they declared they were not igbos and assisted in chasing biafra from ika land , is that not a shame on igbo propagandists.
2.. i make bold to say that over 95 percent of ika people have a benin surname , even if right now their names are okafor chika , if you go back to their grand fathers name it will be benin that is a fact that cannot be changed with igbo lies ,
examples , the father of the dein of agbor was ikenchuku gbenoba -that means ikenchukus father was named gbenoba , the present dein of agbor is benjamin ikenchuku kiagborekuzi gbenoba , and this grand father was aigbobu , so if you go way back , you will meet a benin name .
2. the present obi of igbodo is osedume , but his father was albert iyeke , and that is a benin name , their family name is iyeke,
3. the obi of akumazi is steven osagie , because his father was called osagie , that is their family name and its a benin name .
4. the obi of abavo is uche irenuma jegbefume , that is their family name and his grand father was ekhator jegbefume and that is a benin name
5. the obi of owa is called emmanuel efeizomor obaigbena , his immediate father was efeizomor and his grand father was obaigbena and obaigbenas father was okundaiye and okundaiyes father was igbeoba , whose father was ose whose father was orghogbua and all benin names ,

6. jim ovia
7. nduka irabor
8. nduka obaigbena
9. steve omojafor
10. nick aigbogun
11. joe orewa
13. prof. osabouohien ,
14. ogbemudia osaigbovou
15. anthony omordia
16. sunday usifor ,
17. vicotor eboigbe
18. chief okunbor
19. aimonagbone anthony
20 . nocolas okoh , orogodo

these are all ika prominent ikas with benin surnames .

so please igbo propagandists try and check your facts before you say it as i make bold to say again that if an ika man is named okafor okechukwu , if you go back to his grand father you will meet with a benin /ishan name .


3. ika people in their majority are not concerned with what igbos say infact that is their business , ika has ogua/onu ika and that is mouth piece for all ika nation and not any igbo group , infact majority of ika people are not part of ohaneze ndigbo or any igbo ethnic meetings and i dont know why the igbos want to die for what is not their business , ika is a seperate ethnic group and so shall it be amen , infact we are compilling our dictionary right now and by 2016 , ika language will be taught at college of education in agbor , so igbos can keep propagating their false hood about ika , and mind you igbo was formed by british , so those who like that union should keep it , ika people dont want to be part of that union and we have never been part of that union all we want to be is ika , not benin and not igbo , but plain ika.
4. if you know the similarities between ika and igbo tell me and i will also tell you hundred differences between ika and igbos .
5. yes igbos dont have kings but now all igbo villages are now kingdoms ruled by his royal majesty , you copied kingship from others so please acknowledge and if your former no king practice was better , why did all your villages and towns change to kingship ?
6. it is from igbodo and ekwuoma that you will see some people who claim to be igbos that is very ok for them , but their problem is that they are in small minority and they cant sway majority of ika people and that was why when ika people rose up from a meeting in 1967 they declared that ika is an ethnic group like igbos or yoruba and that ika is not part of igbo and that ended the problem .and up till date ika people resolved never to be part of any igbo ethnic organisation , that is why you can not see a bonafide ika man in ohaneze ndigbo.
7. to resolve the propagadist of igbo extraction who always say gibrish , for your information , it was the obi of owa , efeizomor emmanuel who really , along with other ika obi , like agbor , umunede, abavo and others who helped nigeria army to uproot igbos from ika land or have you not read where the obi said , biafra declared him wanted dead or alive ?
2. are you not aware that general muritala mohammed lived in owa during the civil war and formed a bond with owa people and was giving the title of ojeba of owa kingdom by obi efeizomor ?
3. owa is a heterogenous kingdom and all the people did not come from the same place , as they came from benin , ishan , ora, ndokwa, igbo and agbor and other places , however our tradition and oral history tells us that adagba came from ikoha in ovia in benin to found owa in ofien , and ugbasogun came from benin also to found owa-ekei , while benin/ishan founded owa- oyibu , and later people came from ute-okpu who migrated from partly nri in anambra and edo areas and later edogun/odogun became first obi of a unified owa kingdom.
however the intelligence reports of british in 1913 and 1927 stated that owa origin has dual influence of both edo and igbo origin .and these people that came from different places lived together and have formed the owa/ika ethnicity .
infact the founder of owa-alero town in owa kingdom was omi eborwise from agbor royal family and later others came and also ndokwa and ishans came too , and other ika people like from otolokpo and ute too .
4. any way we are about to celebrate a festival called igue which links us to edos ,

finally to igbo people who are either daft or some where in between ooooo,
ika is neither igbo or benin , we are ika

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Culture / Re: Delta Igbo, Bendel Igbo: What Does That Even Mean. by agbotaen: 5:39pm On Dec 10, 2013
the obi of akumazi , steven osagie is now 60 years on the throne and he is one of the worlds oldest reigning monarch , long live akumazi, long live ika , obi ni tor nei fei , iseh.

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Culture / Re: Delta Igbo, Bendel Igbo: What Does That Even Mean. by agbotaen: 5:36pm On Dec 10, 2013
1. for igbo propagandists on this net , ika nation has never claimed that they are benin people and neither have we claimed to be igbos , it is igbos that are making claims as to why they believe ika is igbo or should be igbo.
2. ika nation is an ethnic group just like igbo or yoruba we are not igbo and we are not benin , we are ika, i always repeat this fact but it seems many igbos are daft or just plain ignorant , and your hatred of benin will do you know good , as benin empire has more recognition than any igbo kingdo or community , so please learn to respect people

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Culture / Re: Delta Igbo, Bendel Igbo: What Does That Even Mean. by agbotaen: 5:17pm On Dec 10, 2013
1. my fore fathers have not been marginalised , it is igbos that cry marginalisation every time , ika people dont.
2. an ika man from igbanke called ogbemudia was two times governor of midwest and bendel state.
3. ika kingdoms are older than your stupid creation like you so called biafra and it is older than nigeria and so we will always exist.
4. when we were in old western region with yorubas , agbor and owa kingdoms had ministers in ibadan .
5. when we were in bendel state we had commissioners and in midwest we had ministers and commissioners , so we never lacked like igbo propagandists are always crying ,
6. during the time of ogbemudia , igbanke was developed but later governors did not do much for them , but oshiomole is trying to do some thing for them , and igbanke is not the only under developed area of edo state , many benin towns are still villages too , and how many igbo towns apart from the state capitals are developed ? igbos should go and change their bad image of kidnapping and selling babies and doing many evil things for money before they talk about others.
7. if ika people in their majority rejected bein igbo during the civil war , so why do you think they want to be igbo now ? and they are not even coming near your ohaneze ndigbo , why all these propaganda , as no ika man will come near any thing igbo .
8. if nigeria breaks up , we know those we will align with , it is not for igbos to tell us who to go with , they can rot in their biafra with their brothers , that is not an ika mans business .
8. we are ika people thats what we care to know , if igbos like let them keep crying , ika will never go with igbo, i have said it that you should make do with some kingdoms in delta north that claim to be igbos or did ika support you during your biafra war ? majority of ika fought for nigeria and assisted in expelling igbos from ika nation.
9. the dumb igbo man that keeps asking silly questions about ika town names , is agbon which means earth in benin language now called agbor an igbo word ?
2. avbavbo now called abavo is a benin name , or is that an igbo name ?
3. we have villages such as -------------
4. uvbere
5. idumuezomor
6. ogbeisogban
7. idumu-eki
8. ozanogogo
9. idumu-ille
10 , ibiegua , are these also igbo names ?

11. as for ika nation , we do not claim to be from same place as we migrated from benin, ishan , ora, ndokwa, igbo and other areas to form ika nation , even in a kingdom people came from different places , in owa the first group of people that came were benin people from ikoha that is why we say owa , adagba nikoha , that is owa whose ancestors came from ikoha in benin , in ovia local govt.and they settled in owa-ofien , after that came another group from benin led by ugbasogun and he landed at owa -ekei , and later people from ute-okpu came after about 500 years that the people have settled , and these migration brought nri -migrants from ute into owa .
but the reality of today is that we are ika ethnic nation , just like igbos or yorubas or kanuris or uhrobos or isokos .

12. for the stupid igbo man who does not know his ancestors , i am a son of the soil , a real ika and owa man from a royal lineage as my fore fathers built owa kingdom , i am from idumu-izomor royal village , and am a descendant of obi igbedigin no gidigan -the great , father of prince omigie , who founded idumu-izomor, my family history can be traced from 13th century till date , so when i speak about ika or owa , i know what am saying , and i recount family and town history that can only be known by a royal house member .

13. finally ika people are not part of your biafran day dream of breaking away from nigeria , so igbos keep dreaming , may be one day you will be granted your wish of biafra nation , but please dont count ika as part of your biafra , because when you fathers did in 1967 , it failled .
igbos are just too confussed , today they will tell you they came from nri in anambra , tomorrow they will say they are from igbo uku and tommorrow they are jews from isreal , and right now they will say we want a nigerian president of igbo extraction , and next we want biafra , i reccommend that igbos should go and settle their confussion , before trying to tell ika people who they are .

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Culture / Re: Delta Igbo, Bendel Igbo: What Does That Even Mean. by agbotaen: 4:44pm On Dec 06, 2013
it is your questions or comments that bring my answers out , because i know some people here are so daft that they dont even know the difference between ika and ndokwa or aniocha and ika or ika and igbo .
2. itsekiri is a tribe that was influenced by yoruba and edo migration , but the matured yoruba and benin people do not shout that itsekiri is yoruba or benin , but we can see the thinking pattern of most igbos and how un -matured they are , about issues and we can also see the nature of their mind as per their ability to engage in continous lies and propaganda ,
what a shame , .
3. esan and benin are close in culture and language yet they are different tribe , the benins with their huge population are not shouting at ishan people that they are benins , that is maturity but what do we get from igbos - propaganda of how ika is igbo or should declare them selfs igbo.
4. isoko is a very small ethnic group and they share many cultural affinity with the largest ethnic group in delta the uhrobos , yet the uhrobos are not shouting that isoko is uhrobo , what a display of maturity , but can that be said of igbos ? the answer is no.
5. ika kingdoms have been well organised and advanced for almost a thousand years , so we will not decend to the level of adopting a less advanced and organised people as our ethnicity .not after long years of fighting the benin empire and our fight for freedom in 1967 , during the biafra wars that the igbos annexed our land forcefully , and our concious march to regain our land in less than 3 months .

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Culture / Re: Delta Igbo, Bendel Igbo: What Does That Even Mean. by agbotaen: 4:26pm On Dec 06, 2013
1. you are the daft person as you and your igbo cohorts are not tired , you siblings tried to force igbo down the throat of ika people and they assisted nigeria in expelling you from their land , is that not enough for you ?
Culture / Re: Delta Igbo, Bendel Igbo: What Does That Even Mean. by agbotaen: 4:25pm On Dec 06, 2013
we greet our obi as agbogidi iyare,
ojenebo iyare,
ogiso iyare ,
agwo ekirika iyare,
obi nitor nefe , ise ,
so what do you say , as the last greetings of the oba is oba ghator kpere e , ise
Culture / Re: Delta Igbo, Bendel Igbo: What Does That Even Mean. by agbotaen: 4:21pm On Dec 06, 2013
1. laire is one of the greetings of owa kingdom and my idumuzomor people so with that it means we are from ogiamen family but right now i am an ika man period , i am not benin .
2. owa-ofien greets laiweze that means they are from iyase family
3. we also greet laughe too.
4. we also greet kada during meals like most benin people .
5. after meals we greet lakpoma.
does that answer your questions, but am not benin , i am pure ika
Culture / Re: Delta Igbo, Bendel Igbo: What Does That Even Mean. by agbotaen: 4:13pm On Dec 06, 2013
1, ika people too had igu exactly like benins , i even asked why we had it , and some elders say it was to distinguish a benin descendants from outsiders , well that is history , benins call it iwu , ika call it igu and those that are specialized in making such marks are called osigu in owa , dialect .
2. relationship between ika and edo comes way back and it is not as a result of only war of conquest , history tells us that oba ewuare and esigie and orhogbua conquered many areas of ika around 16-17th century , but relationship between ika and benin existed hundred of years before these three kings e.g -
1. the second obi of owa was named igbedigin no gidigan and he was my ancestor , he ruled around early 13th century , about 300 years before ewuare and others .
2. around the 10th century the first ugbasogun migrated from benin into agbor and up till today , any body who wants to become the ugbasogun of agbor must go to benin , the town where the first chief came from to collect native chalk before he will become the chief.
3. lets also not forget that the present dein of agbor is from same blood family line with the oba of benin , hence it is forbiden for any agbor prince to marry from the family of the present king of benin.
4. there was fluid movement from one end of benin empire to another and if you can recall the obaseki that ruled benin when overanwen was capture was the son of the obi of nsukwa in delta state .
5. as benins migrated into ika and other areas , so also did ikas too migrate into benin and up till date many benin villages and esan villages agree that their ancestors migrated from ika area , like ugboha in esan , and they have an idumucalled idumu agbor , they said that during an ancient war they had to call on agbor kingdom to give them warriors and they won the war for them and were giving land.
6. in 1690 , when there was dispute in royal family of agbor as to who will become king , the oba , invited one of the parties and he came with wealth , wives, and slaves and he was asked to live with the ihama and he was never allowed to go back to agbor again , this was written by jacob eghareva .
7. in benin kingdom , no outsider can be given a title , but we can see that there are many igbanke people that hold titles in benin such as ogbemudia , chief omorodion , and many others ,that is a sign that the relationship is still kept till date .
8. there is a place in umunede called idumu-oba , where an ancient wife of the oba of benin come from and up till date the palace of benin still sends chiefs to perform certain rituals there , one in about 10 years .
9.if any ika kingdom has problems in traditional rulership issues or that of tradition , i do not see them turning else where than benin , because that is where our tradition of kingship and most of our other cultures come from .

10 , ika is not same as your igbo awka , and if your so called population is deceiving you , ika is over one million people , and mind you isreal is less than five million people and it is a country , which igbos claim they came from , with their over 40 million population that they always quote .
11. ika has about six to seven language variations, a culture that is different and an ideology that is different from that of the igbo people , so get that right ,

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Culture / Re: Delta Igbo, Bendel Igbo: What Does That Even Mean. by agbotaen: 3:43pm On Dec 06, 2013
ologunmaza is what owa- ika people call cameleon , we are proud of who we are and we will not allow your less than 200 years igbo ethnicity to sway us , please mr igbo go and settle the problem of where igbos came from , and infact also check the little information your ethnicity has , and try to give your ethnicity a good name , clean up your stable , because it is not a good brand name , if it were people will be struggling to say they are igbo , look at yoruba , people are proud of belonging to such an ethnicity and they do not force people or make propaganda , but the reverse is the case with igbos , too much propaganda that iritates people

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