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|Politics / Re: An Alternative Blueprint For The Incoming Buhari Administration by PabloAfricanus(m): 1:42am On Mar 01|
And here we are...
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 2:11am On Oct 14, 2018|
And the show played out as predicted
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 9:57pm On Oct 11, 2018|
Get over urself u hear?
Every Nigerian is proud to be from their state, and there are 37 of them!
Only you citizens of anambalistan go making it look like the sun rises from the ground in anambala.
The inferiority complex that oozes when you trumpet how better your anambalistan is in the face of the igbos betrays ur
deep insecurity. Who made you guys feel so little?
Abia or Enugu? (oya fight and entertain me )
You really don't find it funny you had to choose the words "supremacy" and "privilege" to describe how you feel about ur state?
Wawuuu, what should Ogun, Niger, Kano, Sokoto and Katsina state indigenes now feel?
Confidence and sense of self worth is to be encouraged no doubt, but when you go about trumpeting how ur father's bicycle is the best in the entire village?
One wonders if you are aware, your dad is not the first to buy a bicycle, other dads have moved from bicycles to motor cycles,
others to cars, and some to private jets.
Or maybe something is half wrong with you?
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 10:40pm On Oct 10, 2018|
Now that is a classic.
Can you do a sequel or 2 to the above?
The Machiavellian ideas and the way you presented is soooo smooth.
But remember, who sets the ball rolling? Who makes the rules?
You're basically advocating for Igbos to wait until others make a move and then they jump in.
Even as a street brawler, you quickly loose cred with that approach.
Obasanjo has never been vilified for the Land Use Act till today, and I can bet you if that act is repealed, most states will experience
an economic renaissance.
Most Nigerians are blissfully unaware of the officially mandated looting embedded in their laws.
How about coming up with one or two sure fire moves to take the looting to the next level?
Say, why stop at a certain derivation percentage or pretend not to notice the president should have no business going on medical leave abroad!
Why not build a Presidential Clinic in London, you know for those rare occasions when the president needs to check the temperature of his left ear lobe?
And then you can push for amendments to the budget for Senatorial Clinics spread across Europe too, you know exclusively for senators
so they can go xray their tonsils after the exhausting house sessions.
PS: It's sad that Nigerian politicians in particular and Africans in general fit into the mold you just described.
I have always wondered if they had something against the concept of bettering the lives of their citizens.
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 9:52pm On Oct 10, 2018|
Yes, I espouse a pan African world view and I totally am committed to uplifting africans of all shades and colors.
That worldview does not include encouraging tribal or ethnic supremacy, or condoning internal colonization.
Sadly what your blodas were proposing here is exactly what most Nigerians fear Igbos for.
And they're doing it openly without any iota of modesty!
I've been on this forum for a while and I am familiar with your OdenigboAroli handle.
Your favorite past time is berating, putting down and making other igbos feel lesser.
You take exceptional pleasure in trumpeting your phantom anambala superiority over other igbos.
I'm yet to figure out how u came about that concept, as anambala was the no go area among the SE states just a few years back.
From silly notions about dialect, foods, dance and other irrelevancies you have created a whole anambala race in nigeria
And you actually believe a military created area on a map confers magical powers to peoples in it?
What would you have IBB who created anambala state do then?
May I suggest you build a shrine or huge statue to IBB somewhere in anambala then?
I've read you painstakingly point out that anambala Europeans do not get married to imo,abia,enugu or ebonyi africans.
That is one extreme display of primitive crudity I have ever come across.
Everything is a competition and race to the finish for i.diats like you.
Well, i.diats like you are usually hiding their severe inferiority complex behind loud mouthed bragging.
It shows as you clearly need to be noticed and validated.
High achievers don't brag or boast, they have praise singers do that for them or admirers.
Maybe you should learn from that.
Yes, I know I'm being petty today, so you'll have to make do with the i.diat tag for now
Later when you i.idiats demonstrate better behavior, I might just upgrade it to good boi OK?
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|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 8:52pm On Oct 10, 2018|
Emotional drivel from a childish supremacist
Ok what if I'm Yoruba, then what
So I must be Yoruba to comment on an open forum or discuss Igbo affairs?
Being that I'm in the mood to be petty today, maybe I should give it to you
Are you not the silly i.diat who only feels good when he can compare himself with other Igbos and see them as lesser than himself?
Anambra people are quite accomplished, but I don't get the fixation with making other igbos feel lesser and smaller.
Do you i.diats have a problem with letting others sing your praises and emulate your success?
I.diats like you actually have a condition called severe inferiority complex, you're basically crying for attention and validation.
PS: Not everyone who challenges Igbo views is a hater or Yoruba or whatever for that matter.
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 3:49pm On Oct 10, 2018|
You are practically saying it is the duty of Hausa's and Yoruba's to act in the best interest of Igbo's.
Why should they?
Dem join una for waist?
Too much of this victim mentality and refusal to strategize has blinded you guys to the responsibilities you alone owe yourselves.
Individual success does not and will never translate to group success, another sign of political naïveté displayed by Igbo's.
And yes, you cannot achieve group success without working political institutions, where will the leaders emerge from?
Why should other groups not fear Igbo domination when Igbo's clearly dominate over 70% of most markets?
Why should Yoruba's and Hausa's play good politics when they can play dirty and get away with it?
No one owes you Igbo's anything, not today, not tomorrow.
Maybe you're yet to come to terms with that.
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 3:40pm On Oct 10, 2018|
You're so simple minded it's not funny.
After reading your contributions further down, you essentially proved my point, maybe you're still not aware.
Politics is a game to be played, Igbo's have still not woken up to that fact.
Lack of political institutions equals lack of political leaders equals inability to come up with political strategies or goals.
Don't worry, you don't have to understand it.
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 6:58am On Oct 10, 2018|
The Aros were traders and slavers, hardly a euphemism for anything hegemonic.
You're ignorant about the Nris, as your reply clearly shows.
The British installed warrant chiefs for Igbo's, as there was no known or visible leadership structure they could use to administer Igbo land. Is that not a fact?
Maybe you are not aware there were no kingdoms or monarchies in Igbo land?
The Aros operated mostly among the Southern Igbo clans and didn't have the spread or reach to be considered an expansionist force.
Nsibidi was not Igbo and was never used by the Igbo's as a system of writing, if you have any precolonial documents written in Nsibidi, I'd be glad to see them.
The British met existing bureaucracies, courts, armies and dynasties when they arrived in Oyo, Bini and Fulani territories. Just read up on indirect rule OK?
I understand your ethnic pride is at stake, but historical facts cannot be changed.
You need to go back and study your history, you came off sounding ignorant.
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 6:16am On Oct 10, 2018|
The Nri were not a hegemony in anyway, except the word hegemony has lost it's meaning.
What the Nri had was a caste of priests tasked with performing rites for client clans, and even then they were limited to Northern Igbo clans.
I dare you to tell me the oral history the Owerri or Ngwa peoples have of this "Nri hegemony".
The Aros were mixed with Ibibios and other Akwa cross peoples, even their Ubini Ukpabi was borrowed too. They relied on Abam, Ada and Ohafia mercenaries for their dirty work as the Aros never had armies.
There was no Igbo state or advanced political setup, just like most of the other smaller minorities excluding the Ijaws and a few others.
And no, your so called Anglo Aro was cannot be compared to the Binis, Ijebus, Sokoto caliphate who fielded calvaries and a standing ranking army against the British invaders. You need one to even begin to attach the word hegemony to any ethnic group, even Ife despite being off limits to invasion had generals and armies.
This is not a diss track though, just stating history as it was. Maybe you can learn from it.
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 5:42am On Oct 10, 2018|
Actually my points stand, at least the way I see it.
But if you insist, I'd be willing to learn why.
Let's leave the questions about carving up minorities into unwilling and unsolicited unions for now.
Can you honestly breakdown for me why the Igbos have not been able to form a political block with minorities in the South?
Are you aware the Amachrees in Kalabari can be said to be essentially Igbo?
Just like the Ikwerres who were complicit in kicking the Igbos out of PH after the war?
Why are the Ijaws despite very heavy intermarriage, as lots of Ijaws are half Igbo, very hostile to all things Igbo?
Why do they consistently work against any Igbo cause or firmly resist any grounds for political engagements with Igbos?
Why do the Anioma peoples despite their very well known Igbo origins never seem to be able to make the hand shake across the Niger work?
Why do they all look up to smaller groups like the Binis and Fulanis when they have a bigger group they have shared history with?
And why are Igbos so confused about their place in Nigerian politics?
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 3:45am On Oct 10, 2018|
Lol the point went direct over your head didn't it?
Ok, I agree. Fulani bad, Igbo good.
Fulani grab land, steal land, shed blood, kill people, very bad.
Igbo no grab land, no steal land, no shed blood, no kill people, very good.
Just like I told you earlier, you lack the historical background to think through this.
The Igbos had no kindgom, empire or organized political system. Just like you noted, they only had hamlets and clans.
That means the Igbos never played power politics, state politics nor court politics with ANY of the minorities in the south.
They simply do not have that kind of relationship with Igbos either as a clan or as a political unit. At best, what some minorities dealt with were prominent Igbo clans like Aros.
When the Nigerian state forced both Igbos and the minorities to modernize, thereby forming political entities from previously autonomous clans and hamlets, the Igbos still never had a historical relationship of diplomacy or political engagements with these minorities. To them, Igbos were the closest clans who spoke Igbo and that was that.
Your mistake is in comparing Igbos to Fulanis and drawing parallels from it. How naive. Fulanis are not in the same class as Igbos. Military wise, politics wise and cultural wise, Fulanis have evolved more advanced structures than Igbos. Take court politics for example, as an Igbo you'd be forgiven for not being able to relate to the idea of a Gwandu court sending ambassadors to a Bini court, Oyo court or Kanem court.
That is how states, kingdoms and empires evolved to engage each other. Diplomacy is a fundamental part of the engagement, or that failing military engagement.
Igbos on the other hand, have no political interface, platform, system or culture to effectively engage with Ijaws, Ikwerres, Efiks, Ibibios, Kalabaris, Ogojas, Uhrobos, Idomas, Binis and other ethnic groups.
The British had to install warrant chiefs for them.
The only Igbo speaking clans with organized leadership were Bini influenced ones like Aboh, Onitsha, Ikas and the Aros. The larger Igbo peoples were a stateless people. These are historical facts.
If Igbos have to engage successfully with other minorities or with other big players in the country, they need to be able to build political institutions that can interface with them.
Igbos cannot use the force of arms, as they never conquered anyone and none of their neighbors can relate to an Igbo army or invading force.
They cannot use threats of colonization as that is equally strange to their neighbors who find such talk very funny.
They also cannot appeal to historical sentiments like intermarriage, as group sentiments will override that just like the case of the Ijaws and Ikwerres.
Replace Igbos with Bini, Yoruba or Fulani and you see a different picture emerges.
The Oba of Bini can dispatch court officials to Ekiti, Itshekiri, Lagos, Ife, Oyo, Igalla, Nupe, Ijebu, Iselle Uku and effectively communicate what the Bini policy on any issue is.
The Ooni or Alaafin can send chiefs to Gwandu, Ilorin, Bini, Ashanti or Dahome courts and state in clear terms what the Yoruba policy on say the price of garri is.
If it has to come to a show of force when diplomatic overtures fail, an army can be raised to enforce compliance like in precolonial times.
Igbos do not have such political systems or structures, just individuals migrating and trading.
Igbos need to learn how effectively interact in a modern political setup. This gives other ethnic groups a handle to effectively engage with.
wheeew, another history lesson.
Hopefully you can make sense of it.
Thank me later.
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 9:17pm On Oct 09, 2018|
Comprehension and analogy are words in the English dictionary.
Maybe you should look up their meanings.
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 9:06pm On Oct 09, 2018|
You must be young and uninformed.
Owerri people or Aros who have an even stronger claim to PH cannot make that asinine statement, or the Ndokis or Ngwas for that matter.
You will grow up last last.
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 8:49pm On Oct 09, 2018|
Don't be pained kid, those numbers don't count in the bigger scheme of things.
Check it out, OBJ came back after 1979 to rule.
PMB came back after 1985 to rule.
What were your blodas doing?
Passing exams or what?
Well, you're contradicted by the fact that you and your blodas are rejoicing over the mere handing of a party ticket to Atiku, a man from those "less educated" peoples and not just that, but are praying and hoping he doesn't dump you guys and pick a VP from say the SS or SW. Your blodas are even threatening to boycott if he picks a on SE VP?
But seriously, why should he? What does he stand to gain in concrete terms? If you were Atiku would you?
If your blodas comments here are any indicator of your feelings, you'd probably not be able to do anything about it, other than to resign yourself to your fate.
If Atiku fails to win the 2019 elections, you'd still be dancing to whichever tune catches the fancy of "less educated" men from those "low education index" states.
Now how about that?
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 8:27pm On Oct 09, 2018|
Igbos unfortunately are not more competitive than the Hausa Fulanis, despite what you might believe.
Or the Yorubas, as these 2 groups understand the bigger dynamics and realities of state craft way better than Igbos.
They simply don't waste time with crumbs, but go for the table itself.
Power is the game and controlling the benefits of power is the field of play. Sadly Igbos don't have a clue.
Your problem is organized leadership.
Other ethnic groups see you as amorphous and lawless since there is no visible leadership structure.
They simply do not have a handle to relate with Igbos effectively, hence your individualism sticks out like a sore thumb and the sins of one is generalized over the many.
Now compare that to dealing with Hausas who dominate the cattle and, forex trade. There is always a visible hierarchy indigenes of any land they're operating in can rely on to curb their excesses.
Of course Igbos have unions and all that, but have you considered the fact that Igbos still have not been able to present political leadership interfaces that other ethnic groups can identify or relate with?
Think about it.
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 8:18pm On Oct 09, 2018|
Another primitive African.
Ok let me give you a preview of my glorious ethnicity.
I currently live in Calabar, so I qualify as a SE.
My family were part of Oba Ovomramwen's entourage when he was exiled by the British.
My grand mother, great grand mother were Igbos from...
Before the exile, my family were part of the Ife party that followed Oronmiyan back to Bini to support the new dynasty. My family were responsible for the... of the Oba.
While at Ife, my family were part of the Nupe and Igbo branches of the Ife original families whom Oduduwa met when he arrived Ife. Infact, Ifa had prophecied his coming to my family group and they awaited his coming. We were part of the group who supported him against...
Did you know the historical relationship between Nupes, ancient Igbos and the original inhabitants of Ife?
na joke oooo, seriously, blame it on too much NL debates in the culture section
I'm just a Nigerian like you. happy now?
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 7:56pm On Oct 09, 2018|
Like I told you before, you lack the historical background to reason through the question you asked.
You're appealing to morality and ethics, comparing yourself to Fulanis who should have been more demonized, hated and rejected due to their bad ways right?
You're naive and ignorant I'm sorry to say.
Diplomacy implies power and rulership, at least within the context of politics.
If you had studied northern history and made sense of it, you'd have known what the jihadists offered the pagan tribes they conquered. It was Islam or death.
Yeah that was terrible right? How bad of them
Fact was civilization was creeping up on the backward tribes across Africa, the Islamists were encroaching from North Africa while the Europeans were barging in from the Atlantic. Sooner or later, their way of life, access to markets, rights over their lands and freedom to practice their pagan beliefs was going to be challenged by whichever conquerors got to them first.
And when conquerors take over, they usually control the economic, social and political lives of the peoples they conquered.
The Fulanis set up emirates to rule the lands they conquered, you had to belong to even trade or live as a freeborn. If you belonged, meaning you believed ole Muhammad and his sky daddy were waiting with goodies somewhere up in sky, you had access to an organized empire stretching from Gobir in today's Niger republic to Adamawa in today's Cameron to Ilorin.
Trade in metals, minerals,salt, cotton and produce was restricted within their domains to tax paying citizens.
If you were an unbeliever and didn't believe in Muhammad's sky daddy, well, the Arab slave trade was the most profitable business of the day.
Diplomacy was needed when the Fulanis had to deal with the Kanem Bornos whom they stole quite a chunk of territory from.
Diplomacy was needed when the Fulanis had to deal with the other jihadist empires copying dan Fodios template.
Diplomacy was needed when the Fulanis had to deal with the Kebbawas and their resolve to retain the last standing Habe kingdom.
Diplomacy was needed when they took over the Nupe kingdom and installed a Fulani dynasty over the Native Nupe dynasty.
Diplomacy was needed when Alimi rendered his services to Afonja and gradually settled Ilorin with ex slaves, immigrants and soldiers loyal to him.
I could go on, but I'm guessing you wouldn't understand.
You should pay me for the history lesson.
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 7:22pm On Oct 09, 2018|
don't be silllly, you appear to be smarter than that.
or wait, you can
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 7:08pm On Oct 09, 2018|
Well, why did the British have to exile Oba Ovonramwen, Jaja and Nana before they took control of the Lower Niger? They introduced Xtianity to Nigeria remember? What happened to thou shall not kill or covet your neighbours goods?
Why did they have to fight so many battles and destroy so many thriving kingdoms that never invited them in the first place?
If you were so peaceful and good, and hence excellent candidates for leadership and political alliances, why did the British not hand over political power to you instead of the North?
The Hausas and Fulanis had a civilized, literate and exposed empire that was already in contact with the developed world.
They were trading and communicating with all the empires in North Africa.
They had a formal court system with magistrates, prisons, a ranking police force, a ranking army (I know you won't understand this one), organized religious institutions, schools of higher learning, a graded tax system and tax collection bureaucracy, add to that a working civil service system AND CITIES!
Did I mention currencies, treasuries and a highly organized political system to run it all?
All these before the Europeans barged in.
Sure they were ruthless and essentially a slave dealing empire, but the Europeans held no surprises for them.
You lack a historical background on conquest and rulership by military domination if you're sincerely asking those questions.
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 6:50pm On Oct 09, 2018|
Oh but you do need advice.
Can you drop the paranoia already?
This is a public forum and people are reading and taking notes.
Going by how thick headed and ignorant some of your over zealous blodas sound here, I'd say you put in more effort to educate and dissuade them from silly fantasies.
I think you should take my advice
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 6:33pm On Oct 09, 2018|
Another smart one.
Tell your blodas to stop making claims on what is not theirs ok?
About the intels part, good point.
Ever wondered why the Eastern ports are kept moribund to the advantage of Lagos?
Or why Dangote selected Lagos for his mega project despite Lagos being choked up already?
Why not Calabar, Akure or Warri?
Or what would happen to Atiku's mikano generator business if he becomes president?
I see you i.diats jubiliating over a presidency that will probably have nothing to do with you.
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 6:25pm On Oct 09, 2018|
Come on now.
How will readers know the difference between you i.diats and a refined specimen of tact, diplomacy and all things classy like moi?
You expect me to roll in the gutter with an i.diat like you?
You should apologize for that insult.
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 6:22pm On Oct 09, 2018|
You sound smart.
If you love these i.diats you call your people, be advises to call them to order to avoid a repeat of 1966.
If this mindset is what Nnamdi Kanu's crew have, then you better hurry and pass the memo on to them.
For the sake of the many innocent souls who will be affected by such juvenile incitements.
This was the exact same calm mien that Okpanam officer exhibited when he issued exit tickets to leaders of other regions and even had the guts to defend his foolishness.
Your time starts now, hurry and tell those IPOB irritants.
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 6:16pm On Oct 09, 2018|
Nope you won't be reported.
You have hard lessons to learn and I'm here to help with that.
Your juvenile rants are just empty air devoid of reasoning.
I counsel you to sit back and reflect on all I wrote, if you can.
That is if you can keep your emotions in check.
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 6:02pm On Oct 09, 2018|
Not when your co travellers are busy making inciteful statements that can heat up the polity.
Not when you lots are talking trash that's gonna get innocent Igbos suyalized for no fault of theirs.
You lots need a hand to guide you for your own good I'm sorry to say.
You lack the required tact to discuss issues affecting non aligned parties without inciting more hate to innocents who will probably never know why they're attacked.
I will be here watching and responding as I see fit.
I'll advise you to continue and heed my advise if you can, very optional of course.
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 5:54pm On Oct 09, 2018|
You're naive and ignorant if you believed all that.
First off, you're going to have to grapple with the fact that someone had to pay for sending the Sardauna, Balewa and Zakariya to greet their ancestors prematuredly, that's for the Hausas.
For the Yorubas, someone had to pay for not only snuffing out the top Yoruba officer Ademulegun, but also Sodeinde. You have not even accounted for the bigger fish Akintola. Who made the coupists judges over the lives of leading Yoruba leaders?
You then have to account for Okotie Eboh to the Mid Western region.
Let's forget about the smaller fries who lost their lives too.
So where do you start from?
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 5:42pm On Oct 09, 2018|
Your problem is one of political consciousness and leadership, not necessarily all these emotional appeals to reason.
A politically conscious people will gauge the temperature of the other party they're dealing with before acting or making pronouncements.
A quality that is lacking among you lots.
I always wondered why there was so much animosity to anything Igbo among their neighbors.
I was taken aback by the attitude of not even these Ikwerres to the Igbo thing, but specifically Onitsha and Aniomas in general.
You guys have bigger fish to fry with Onitsha in your very midst as they hold nothing but fresh disdain for Igbos and exhibit outright hostility to anything Igbo.
I was like, to non Igbos, Onitsha people are probably stereotypical Igbos and Onitsha is the first Igbo city that comes to mind.
Why are they hell bent on emphasising a Bini connection that accounts for less than 2% of everything that is Onitsha identity? You know despite their historical claims to Bini whatever, despite confusing Bini cultural influence with Bini origin and never being able to account for the language thing?
It was pure comedy watching grown men and women call a people whom they practically share 99% of everything with, "nwa onye Igbo".
I thought maybe hinterland Igbos must have been kicking their behinds big time in the past, only to be told they forbade marriage in the past with hinterland Igbos.
So why the hilarious attempt to distance themselves from anything Igbo?
Maybe I get it now.
A lack of social and political etiquette that mars even a strong culture like yours.
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 5:26pm On Oct 09, 2018|
A neophyte talking with strong emotions!
You're really appealing to morality and ethics when it comes to power? How naive.
Another poser for you i.diats,
Why did the British chose to install all the major military sites in the North, help the North get higher numbers in the first census and practically hand over the new country to them?
You know despite the Hausa Fulanis such immoral, uncivilized, blood thirsty baddies as you opined?
And they're hard core jihadists not Xtians to booth?
Ever thought about it?
Why did the British not pick you good, moral, civilized and lamb like Igbo xtians?
I think I get it now, the Igbos have no experience with kingdoms, empires or state politics.
You really can't wrap your ahead around the concept of power politics can you?
If you did, you would not written that emotional juvenile verbiage.
But it's allowed. You will learn the hard way.
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 4:58pm On Oct 09, 2018|
the fact you're blissfully ignorant of your gaffe is enough comedy on it's own
You are sillllyyyyy to the nth degree.
No wonder you people are always resisted by neighbours who should have been sympathetic to your cause.
Have you ever, ever wondered why the Ikwerres, Efiks, Ijaws and others have never bothered to form a political block with you id.iats?
I honestly thought that was the logical thing to do considering the historical ties, but this blew me away!
Sheep and wolves really?
And to think I was rooting for you i.diats.
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 4:41pm On Oct 09, 2018|
Sooo why were those minorities not sympathetic to the Igbo cause after the war?
Going by your "facts" above, they should have remembered what benefits they gained from the Igbos and helped them recover right?
Let me give you a tidbit of history.
Do you have any idea the amount of carnage the Fulanis wrought in Hausa land?
Did you know Adamawa state of today was made up of lands forcefully taken from natives by mere contingent of Fulani invaders? Did you know Adamawa was even cut into two with one half going to Cameron and another going to Nigeria?
Did you know none of the Emirates across the length and breadth of the north has ever been ruled by the actual natives of those lands but only Fulanis?
Why have these natives never risen up in revolt against the very harsh and firm rule of the Fulanis?
Why are they still loyal to the Caliphate despite being ruled by an invader minority?
I will give you 5 reasons,
ability to apply the right amount of diplomacy,
ability to appeal to religious and cultural emotions ability to acquire and wield military force,
ability to play state politics,
political and economic benefits
Sadly these concepts are alien to silly id.iats like you.
You're making yourself out to be exactly what other ethnic groups think you are, a greedy landgrabber.
What exactly are you offering to them for allowing you carve them up as you wish?
What do they stand to gain by going with you and your wonderful plans?
Why did Balewa work for his Fulani lords despite the status of his people as slaves to the Bauchi emirate?
The Fulanis had something to offer, on a large scale.
You idi.ats on the other hand just about have nothing to offer yourselves, talk less of having remainders to offer a people who would suspect a gift from you without any ulterior motives.
Now what response do you expect when your motive is clearly sinister and devious?
Was this what Nnamdi Kanu had cooking?
|Politics / Re: . by PabloAfricanus(m): 4:16pm On Oct 09, 2018|
What a silly fooool.
Your type are destined to be used for target practice with absolutely no regrets.
Firstly, you lack tact and subtlety.
Next the word discretion is apparently alien to wherever you come from.
Lastly the lack of historical leadership figures where you come from shows in the extreme disregard for diplomacy you and your co travellers are exhibiting here.
Have you ever, ever sat down one day to ask yourself why the Ikwerres and others feel the way they do?
Like it's never bothered you for once? Or maybe you're blissfully ignorant of how they see you people?
Do you know what is frightening about your brand of stup.idity?
You're planning to rob a heavily fortified bullion van with a battalion of soldiers as escorts, and your first plan is to block the road and order both the occupants of the bullion van and the escorts to step out with their hands raised and calmly hand over the bags of cash to you.
All with a booming voice and brogaddacio only!
You're getting to get yourself a one way ticket to meet your ancestors, and your unfortunate co travellers will probably never get the chance to tell how hot lead feels in the body.
Why are you id.iats soooo thougthless and emotional?
If you had any semblance of superior force or compelling political strength, then your fantasies might have been excused.
Here you are, threatening to carve up lands of a people who would rather mortgage their unborn generations to the Fulanis or Yorubas than allow themselves share a mutually beneficial political arrangement with you.
I get it that this is an anonymous forum where anyone can post their thoughts, but I sincerely hope this is not how some of you Igbos are thinking.
Why do you have to compare yourselves to Yorubas?
Are they a benchmark for you?
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