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|Properties / Re: See This Fine Mansion Lagos Is Demolishing With "2 Days" Notice by Obi1kenobi(m): 5:10pm On Nov 25|
You're assuming that it was approved in the 1st place. In most cases it isn't. The owners contact shady people without the right information and connections, and do not get proper authorization from the proper authorities. Ideally, in a sane country where government and major developers are the prime drivers of real estate, these issues don't arise, but in Nigeria where most home owners undertake the personal responsibility of overseeing the building of their houses, it's obviously a poorly regulated market where a lot of people take liberties with the law.
|Properties / Re: See This Fine Mansion Lagos Is Demolishing With "2 Days" Notice by Obi1kenobi(m): 5:05pm On Nov 25|
It's very clear that Federal government did not sell those lands to anybody. If those lands were legally sold by Federal government, it would be easy to contest in court. Notices would have been posted and painted on the properties a long time ago with ample time for legal challenges. It's very clear those properties built on extensions are not part of the government's masterplan. Anybody that has seen those houses would know they're illegal.
And nobody is impressed by all this your empty chest beating on the internet. Keyboard warrior rambling about "arms".
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|Properties / Re: See This Fine Mansion Lagos Is Demolishing With "2 Days" Notice by Obi1kenobi(m): 5:00pm On Nov 25|
So if it is built on drainages, or pipelines, or obstructs right of way for construction of roads, transmission lines, or other public infrastructure, you should just "evict the owner" and leave the illegal house?
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|Properties / Re: See This Fine Mansion Lagos Is Demolishing With "2 Days" Notice by Obi1kenobi(m): 4:55pm On Nov 25|
FHA is a federal agency, so I'm not sure what this has to do with "Lagos". I've seen many properties in Festac that clearly contravene Festac's masterplan and always known it's a matter of time before the government demolishes them.
|Politics / Re: Our Ancestors Built This Wall 600 Years Ago. Today We Would Pay CHINA To Do It. by Obi1kenobi(m): 10:11am On Nov 24|
Again, pretty sure this never happened. If it did, you'd be able to Google and link to such an exchange.
Lol.....many, many people on this forum know I'm from Anambra, and I was once doxxed on the Anambra thread by some IPOB idioot troll who posted my Facebook account. But you can believe whatever comforting myths you want. As I said, I wish it were true that I was not Nigerian. Reputations don't come much lower in the world than being a Nigerian.
The Bible - a book of Bronze and Iron Age mythologies - makes no such claim though. The people of Darfur don't turn "black like an oven" because of famine. They are already very black people by nature. Nobody turns black because of famine, regardless of some figurative expression in a book of myths.
Why would a black person be lamenting that "my skin is black upon me"? So if Job is bemoaning his skin blackening in the midst of his tribulations, then that means Job was a black person. What kind of reetarded logic is this? Did you or whatever charlatan came up with this just Google wherever "black" is translated in the Bible?
Yes, Jewish people had contact with Cushitic/Horn groups and vice versa from navigating the Red Sea. Your black asses in the West African hinterlands and coasts had absolutely no historic contact whatsoever with an alien people from the Levant. "West and Central Africa" my arse. Your inferiority complex at having very little documented history leaves you grasping desperately for relevance with an alien civilization you would never even know exists without Christianity and colonialism. Not just a thief, but a laughably ignorant one.
"Ethiopian" (no meaning in Hebrew or Aramaic) referred to dark skinned people in Greek (Africans for sure, but Homer's works also used the term to refer to Eastern Turks and Indians) - and of course, most of the contact Greeks and Greek-speaking people would have had would be with North Africans and Horn of Africa dwellers, navigating the Mediterranean and Red Sea. Certainly not your black asses in the lower continental hinterlands and coasts. Your ancestors NEVER saw the Sahara desert in their lives, nevermind the Mediterranean or Red Sea.
No, Israelites and Ethiopians aren't "one and the same people". They have vastly different histories, are located and indigenous to different locations, speak vastly different languages. There is historic contact, but saying they're the same people is about as reetarded as saying Maghreb people and Spanish or Italian people are the same because of historic contact, conquests and co-existence. There was a minority Ethiopian community who practised Judaism for millennia and most eventually performed aliyah to Israel. Ethiopian people are very proud of their heritage and are not fake Jew claimers - unlike your type claiming an alien culture as your own. Not even the Canaanite groups that are the forebears of Palestinians (with very close genetic links to Jews) who actually live on the land today claim to be Jews, but your black ass is here claiming "real Hebrew".
Speculating about people's ancestry using your interpretation of relief art is a special level of reetarded. This is the 21st century dummy. Archaelogy, anthropology, history, genetics/genealogy testing, historical linguistics which study language families and links between groups - these are tools for discerning people's roots.
|Politics / Re: Our Ancestors Built This Wall 600 Years Ago. Today We Would Pay CHINA To Do It. by Obi1kenobi(m): 10:39pm On Nov 23|
Pretty sure this never happened. Do you care to post a link of such a time.
Apparently, you don't know how Google works in 2023.
Honey, I could be Inuit, and all I'd need to do is go on Google and "type a few words" in my "native language" - or any other language I want - `by using Google translate. That would not prove anything, dummy.
If only the emboldened were true. Unfortunately, life dealt me the cards of being born in the dystopian shithole that is Nigeria, so yes, I'm very much Nigerian, however inconvenient that is for your kooky conspiracy theories.
I don't care about making you or anyone "ignore all the massive evidence in front of us about the glorious African past". I just want you to stop spreading embarrassing misinformation, reetarded conspiracy theories, and regurgitating the garbage you read or watched by Afrocentrist quacks and charlatans. When I see you disseminating garbage like how black people are the REAAAL Jews and actual Jewish people are some kind of impostors, that's far too embarrassing for me to ignore. Nigeria has a lot of uncultured, uneducated people who believe charlatans like you when they read such drivel online.
And no one cares to "steal" your history. Your "history" is simply not that important to the modern world, or relevant to the future of humanity. Africa is unfortunately still the pits of the earth that the rest of humanity don't know how to solve.
|Politics / Re: Our Ancestors Built This Wall 600 Years Ago. Today We Would Pay CHINA To Do It. by Obi1kenobi(m): 10:03pm On Nov 23|
What do these random facts have to do with the fact that the Itsekiri, like many groups who paid tribute to the Oba of Benin, in a period where you claimed that slavery was banned in Benin (well....ban only on trading the men), were prolific slave traders? What does my comment have to do with whether Itsekiris were part of the Warri Kingdom, who were vassals of Benin? Ignoring the substance of an argument and trying to score points with pedantism.
Indeed. That seems a very relevant fact. It's weird, to say the least, to make out like the Benin Kingdom banned slavery in the 1500's - while continuing to trade women and children after. You can only claim to ban slavery when there are no exceptions to the institution. It's not even worth mentioning that "well, you know.....AKSHUALLY, the trading of male slaves was banned".
Also, slaves were traded to Europeans as late as the 18th century in Gwato. And Philip Igbafe, a well-cited Edo historian documents the institution of slavery in Benin surviving into the 19th century. I've also not heard the "limey claim" of being the "first to ban slavery". For sure, the British were integral to the abolitionist movement, given their global reach and naval strength - so they were clearly key to abolishing the institution around the world. You could also fairly accurately say they stopped the transatlantic slave trade. But that's not the same as claiming they were the first people to ban slavery. You're just inventing strawmen and getting mad at the strawmen you're inventing - much like when you somehow made it out like I claimed "the British invaded Benin because of slavery", which was just plucked out of thin air.
|Religion / Re: Man Shot Dead While Preaching On The Streets Of Peoria (photo) by Obi1kenobi(m): 1:45pm On Nov 19|
I hope he didn't die, but I hope street preachers are shot wherever they are. Very narcissistic set of uncultured savages who think they intrude in your space anytime they wish because of their sky daddy. Reminds me of the BRT bus I entered 2 weeks ago where a woman clad in those Lord's Chosen rags started preaching immediately the journey started even though she could clearly see the "No hawking, no preaching" signs in the bus. Some passengers admonished her to stop, and the driver almost parked the bus while shouting from the front for her to observe the rules, but the low IQ slowpoke just continued. Religion has turned most of us in this country to brain-dead zombies.
|Politics / Re: Our Ancestors Built This Wall 600 Years Ago. Today We Would Pay CHINA To Do It. by Obi1kenobi(m): 9:26pm On Nov 06|
If you're referring to the Umayyad conquest of Spain (often referred to as the "Moors" and other Muslim invaders after them, those were not "black Africans". They were a mix of Berbers from the Maghreb, and Arabs. Due to our inferiority complex as Africans, we often love to claim histories that don't belong to us: the Moors, Egypt, some Afrocentrist lunatics that even claim the history of Israel and the Levant. The originator of this thread for example has asserted in his fevered delusions that Jewish people today are actually European impostors, and the REAL Jews were actually Africans who were displaced from Israel.
|Politics / Re: Our Ancestors Built This Wall 600 Years Ago. Today We Would Pay CHINA To Do It. by Obi1kenobi(m): 9:07pm On Nov 06|
You created a lot of strawmen here, and you're responding to strawmen you created as if it's somehow my assertion. Who said that the British invaded Benin because of slavery? Who said that all Africans took part in the slave trade? Slavery was pretty ubiquitous in the Benin Kingdom. Usually not the Obas themselves trading with the Portuguese and subsequently other Europeans that came after, but the constituent nations of the Benin Kingdom that paid tribute to the Oba, like the Itsekiris, were prolific slave traders right up to the late 18th century.
I note where you said above that the Oba "banned male slave exports in 1516". So were female slave exports tolerated? Is it a ban on the institution of slavery if it's conditional on your sex, or whether you're a war captive, or criminal, or whoever?
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Bodies Of Hostages Found In Gaza, Says Israel by Obi1kenobi(m): 9:39pm On Oct 29|
Who said Palestinians are Philistines? You are arguing against your strawman you invented. Not much is known about the Philistines, said to have Aegean roots, as they were lost to the conquests of the Assyrian, Babylonian and Persian empires. They're basically a "lost tribe". Some Palestinians MAY have some ancestry from them. Palestinians themselves aren't monolithic and are descended from various ancient Canaanite groups.
The point is that your claim that "Palestinians are arabs that occupy istrael" is a Zionist conspiracy theory that makes it out as if the existence of Palestinians is an invention by Arabs to steal Israel - making it out as if all Arabs are the same, when in reality, Arabs are very diverse people with very different histories and heritages, and Palestinian existence in Palestine/Israel has nothing to do with other Arabs.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Bodies Of Hostages Found In Gaza, Says Israel by Obi1kenobi(m): 2:37pm On Oct 29|
Arab is not a monolithic identity. It's more of a colonial identity - like the British Commonwealth. Saudis for example (or northern Sudanese who are also Arab) and Palestinians are not the same people just because they speak Arabic due to historic jihad that conquered, and united many distinct Middle Eastern and North African groups under the Arab ethno-linguistic identity. By genetic and archaelogical studies, Palestinians are much closer relations with Jews than they are with Saudis. Those people today who are called "Palestinian" trace very old lineages in the Levant, distinct from other Middle Eastern Arabs. There is almost no Palestinian today whose family have not lived in the area of Palestine/Israel for centuries - unlike most Israeli Jews who are 1st and 2nd generation immigrants from far-flung lands as far as northern Russia.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Bodies Of Hostages Found In Gaza, Says Israel by Obi1kenobi(m): 11:18pm On Oct 14|
Lol......wetin concern Israel and SE Nigeria? Israel discriminate against Ethiopian Jews and even Mizrachi Jews and you think they have time for your black arse. Everything to you clowns is about religious war - as if the conflict between Israel and Palestinians is about religion.
Africa has been infiltrated by Arabs according to you. You think Africa's problem is Arabs? You think your wretched, impoverished society is better off than Egypt or Libya or Tunisia or Morocco or Algeria? Arabs are the reason we're the armpits of the world, abi?
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Bodies Of Hostages Found In Gaza, Says Israel by Obi1kenobi(m): 10:58pm On Oct 14|
So the Romans stole it from the Jews who ran away, and not Arabs? And almost 2 millennia later, after the Germans almost exterminated them from the human race, they decided that displacing people actually living in the lands was their manifest destiny.
Yes, many Jews remained in the land, and remained throughout the Middle East (Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria etc) and were far safer than they were in Europe where they suffered many pogroms. Yet, people today act like every Arab wants to just slaughter all Jews. As if Palestinian resentment of their occupiers has no basis in real grievances and they just irrationally want to attack Jews.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Bodies Of Hostages Found In Gaza, Says Israel by Obi1kenobi(m): 10:50pm On Oct 14|
Lol....Egyptians overwhelmingly support Palestinians, although the Egyptian government hates Hamas, because Hamas is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood who have threatened and plotted to overthrow Egyptian governments. The real reason Arab governments have resolved never to resettle Palestinians is precisely because they want the Palestinians to stay and stake their claims against Israel. Israel want to expel the Palestinians to make their land theft complete and the Arab governments will never allow that. The holiest sites in Islam outside Saudi Arabia are in the West Bank and the Arabs don't want the Palestinians to ever give it up.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Bodies Of Hostages Found In Gaza, Says Israel by Obi1kenobi(m): 10:41pm On Oct 14|
When did they steal it? Do you care to chronicle how this theft happened rather than wild beer parlour claims. The people whose ancestors left Israel 2000 years ago under Roman occupation are the "real owners" how? Native Americans can't even ask anyone to leave the US, but Jews scattered across Europe and the Middle East for over 2000 years can just wake up one day and displace people who families have lived there for over a thousand years. That makes sense to you, abi? If they own it because Jesus was born there, can the other Semitic groups who lived there before them (the Bible afterall claims Israel displaced the Canaanites who lived on the land) also go back further to claim it belonged to their ancestors?
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Bodies Of Hostages Found In Gaza, Says Israel by Obi1kenobi(m): 10:29pm On Oct 14|
Gaza is supposed to be contiguous with other Palestinian territory stretching across the West Bank - territory that Israel occupies. Gaza's residents are not supposed to need papers to move around in their own lands. You seem to be missing the point that Israel has stolen and occupied most of the land, and left Palestinians trapped in an archipelago of disconnected bantustans, where they require the special permission of their Jewish masters to move around. This has occurred in the world before in the days of apartheid South Africa.
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|Foreign Affairs / Re: Bodies Of Hostages Found In Gaza, Says Israel by Obi1kenobi(m): 10:24pm On Oct 14|
The Biblical story of Israel is complete nonsense according to archaelogical studies. But even if we took the Bible's story seriously, the very same Bible claims Israel displaced the Canaanites from the land they came to occupy. So this means the land is not even the "ancestral land" of the Jews.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Bodies Of Hostages Found In Gaza, Says Israel by Obi1kenobi(m): 10:20pm On Oct 14|
Hamas does not represent all Palestinians. Palestinians in the West Bank (who outnumber Gaza residents) are ruled by the Palestinian Authority and Israel would not make a deal with them. Instead, they continue to develop Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory. The Palestinians are also on ancestral land. Gaza is thousands of years old and has never been a Jewish city. Palestinians have lived in these lands for centuries - some millennia. The vast majority of Jews in modern day Israel are 1st or 2nd generation immigrants from Europe and the Middle East. It seems crazy to suggest Palestinians should leave their homes for German and Russian and Polish and Hungarian Jewish migrants.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Bodies Of Hostages Found In Gaza, Says Israel by Obi1kenobi(m): 10:12pm On Oct 14|
This is a silly comparison. Gaza is not some sovereign country whose residents violate Israel's borders. Gaza is under an air, land and sea blockade since 2007. No one is allowed to leave it except Israel (and partially Egypt which controls 1 of 5 land crossings) allows them to (and they rarely do). It's basically an open air prison camp.
It's easy to educate yourselves on the basics of this conflict, but so many of you choose not to and just spout nonsense propaganda
I have no inclination to support Hamas seeing as I despise Islamic fundamentalists and fanatics, but the Palestinian struggle is a legitimate struggle against an occupation, settler-colonialism by immigrant Jews, and apartheid and not just some nonsense religious war. There are very real issues here that Israel bears its share of responsibility for.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Bodies Of Hostages Found In Gaza, Says Israel by Obi1kenobi(m): 10:02pm On Oct 14|
Lol......which part of his entirely accurate summary do you need "evidence" for? I can provide it for you since you're too lazy to use Google.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Bodies Of Hostages Found In Gaza, Says Israel by Obi1kenobi(m): 9:57pm On Oct 14|
I'm sure the Palestinians will much prefer statehood and control of their own land and resources than getting "work permits" to work in their occupier's stolen land. In case you're not aware, there's an almost 2 decades air, land and sea blockade of Gaza by Israel, rendering the city an open air prison, and there are very severe restrictions on what they can bring into the enclave. This is why Gaza is dependent on Israel for many services. Israel is not doing it for charity. Other Arab states are not asking Israel to provide electricity or water for them.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Gaza will Be Reduced To rubbles, Leave Now - Netanyahu tells residents by Obi1kenobi(m): 3:41pm On Oct 08|
So Europeans perpetrated the Holocaust and almost wiped Jews off the face of the earth, and yet, the "enemies" the Jews faced was not the Europeans who tried to exterminate them, but the dispossession of Palestinians? Interesting logic.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Gaza will Be Reduced To rubbles, Leave Now - Netanyahu tells residents by Obi1kenobi(m): 3:38pm On Oct 08|
Of course. Immediately the Israelites explained that God gave them the land that already belonged to other people, all the displaced people immediately understood and relinquished all claims to the land.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Gaza will Be Reduced To rubbles, Leave Now - Netanyahu tells residents by Obi1kenobi(m): 2:59pm On Oct 08|
I particularly hate arguing with Nigerians about the Israel/Palestinian conflict because so many Nigerians are very incurious people who can't be bothered to do the minimum research and just regurgitate Biblical nonsense (they don't seem to understand the Bible is not actually documented history). But even if we accepted their Biblical claims at face value, it contradicts the point they're trying to make about Israel being the eternal owners of the disputed land today, given that the Bible claims Israel conquered the land from people who were already on the land.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Gaza will Be Reduced To rubbles, Leave Now - Netanyahu tells residents by Obi1kenobi(m): 2:55pm On Oct 08|
That's not the question he asked you that you're running away from. How many Jews lived in Palestine (go and learn what "Palestine" refers to before rambling about "mainland Israel" ) in 1945? Answer the question. You can Google it if you need help.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Gaza will Be Reduced To rubbles, Leave Now - Netanyahu tells residents by Obi1kenobi(m): 2:51pm On Oct 08|
The head-chopping Saudi regime is the most repressive dictatorship in the Middle East and 2nd in the world after North Korea. Women were always able to drive in Iran and Iraq. Only Saudi Arabia were barbaric enough to ban women driving for decades. You just don't have a clue what you're talking about. Arab countries like Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and even North African countries are freer societies with better human rights records than Saudi Arabia. You were claiming that no one wants to visit Muslim countries - even for free - and your claim is just provably false given that many Muslim countries are among the most visited in the world. The bottomline is people go where there is money. If you allowed Nigerians to settle in the Middle East, millions of people here would sell everything they have and run away there - even Christians.
You talk about terrorism. Saudi Arabia are the world's biggest sponsors of terrorism. Majority of extremist Muslim terrorist groups are Salafist/Wahhabi with sponsors from Saudi Arabia (from Al Qaeda to the likes of Boko Haram and ISWAP). Most of the 9/11 World Trade Centre terrorists were from Saudi Arabia. Osama Bin Laden was Saudi.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Israel Bombs Hamas Sites Hidden In Mosques – Rt.com by Obi1kenobi(m): 12:09pm On Oct 08|
Not to say Hamas are the good guys, but Boko Haram are mindless terrorists motivated exclusively by religious fundamentalism and fanaticism. Hamas are a militant resistance group to Israeli occupation. There is no comparison between the two because Hamas actually have a legitimate cause to fight for.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Gaza will Be Reduced To rubbles, Leave Now - Netanyahu tells residents by Obi1kenobi(m): 12:03pm On Oct 08|
I don't know what you're talking about here, but Saudi Arabia and the UAE are among the most visited countries in the world, and have more annual visitors than Israel. The UAE have so many visitors from Nigeria that they are trying to restrict our arrses from visiting their country - especially as we bring a lot of crime and other issues there.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: WHAT Country Are These Names From? by Obi1kenobi(m): 10:30am On Oct 02|
Lol...you're a deeply unserious person.
This kind of ignorance was excusable before the internet age, but considering how easy it is for even the mildly curious to just Google information, it's amazing that an armchair anthropologist can just conjure utterly nonsensical theories and claims and proudly post it for public consumption.
Someone who considers himself an intelligent person conjured a theory that some tribes in Plateau with no known history of seafaring "migrated to, and settled in Asia in remote antiquity, maybe 3,000 years ago, and began all the civilizations there" and you consider yourself a serious person.
|Sports / Re: "I Like Guys" - Michelle Alozie's Sexuality Causes Stir On Twitter by Obi1kenobi(m): 8:08am On Sep 28|
She herself na mugu for validating the buffoons speculating about her sex life.
|Sports / Re: "I Like Guys" - Michelle Alozie's Sexuality Causes Stir On Twitter by Obi1kenobi(m): 8:07am On Sep 28|
This is why subsaharan Africans have the lowest IQs in the world. Of all the death, misery, rot and social collapse afflicting us, obsessing over someone's sex life is what's important, abi?
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