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|Culture / Re: Man Schools Reno Omokri, Poses Questions Over Debate Between Binis & Igbos by RedboneSmith(m): 8:25pm On Jul 24|
It's sad that the Igbo individuals who are replying Omokri are the ones who don't know history, and thus are unable to do a clean job of tackling some of the inaccuracies in what Omokri said. Maazi Ogbonnaya here apparently doesn't know the history well enough to take up this task. When he said Itsekiris were not in the slave trade picture it became clear that he himself doesn't know much about the subject.
|Culture / Re: See Bush Meat I Bought For 1k In My Hometown by RedboneSmith(m): 9:52pm On Jul 23|
Everything on that grill for just 1K?
|Culture / Re: What Other Languages Can Unify Nigeria Except English? by RedboneSmith(m): 8:52pm On Jul 23|
And colonization wasn't right. It brought together disparate peoples that had no business being in one country together.
|Crime / Re: Man Who Took Pregnant 12-Year-Old Girlfriend To Hospital Charged With Rape by RedboneSmith(m): 12:54pm On Jul 23|
|Crime / Re: Man Who Took Pregnant 12-Year-Old Girlfriend To Hospital Charged With Rape by RedboneSmith(m): 12:52pm On Jul 23|
It is not near-impossible. You are not a boy so you wouldn't know. Question a lot of men; they'd tell you their first sexual experience was with an older woman, ranging from a househelp to an aunt. Mine was with a househelp, and I wasn't even seven yet at the time. The news (especially from this same US) is filled with stories of female teachers engaging in sexual activities with their underaged male students.
|Culture / Re: Ibibios May Be The 4th Largest Ethnic Group In Nigeria by RedboneSmith(m): 7:39pm On Jul 22|
Why was it so hard for Ijaw people in Rivers to keep their language? Of the 11 clans you listed here, only maybe 4 speak Ijo dialects.
|Culture / Re: Is There Any Tribe/ethnicity That Has Exactly The Same Culture And Language? by RedboneSmith(m): 10:30am On Jul 21|
I've been told that Itsekiri doesn't have dialects. Every Itsekiri person speaks the language exactly the same way.
|Culture / Re: There Are No Indigenous Igbo Communities In Akpanya Or Igala Land by RedboneSmith(m): 12:21am On Jul 21|
Ekwuloko in Igalamela/Odolu was originally an Igbo community founded by migrants from Ekwuru village in Nimbo, Enugu State. A lot of communities in that axis were founded in a similar fashion by the Igbo; and despite the Igalanization that has been going on there since the beginning of British rule, Igbo is still widely understood and spoken in that axis.
But you people will never tell this truth.
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|Culture / Re: List Of Tribes In Rivers State Nigeria by RedboneSmith(m): 8:35pm On Jul 20|
Try and be fact-checking things before you post them. There was never a vote to choose an official language for the U. S.
People don't even know this, but constitutionally the U. S. doesn't even have an official language.
|Culture / Re: List Of Tribes In Rivers State Nigeria by RedboneSmith(m): 11:43am On Jul 20|
Lmao. See the confidence with which you are making reference to a book you've clearly not read. Olaudah mentioned the word Igbo (he wrote it as Eboe) in his book in the 1700s.
Olaudah wasn't even the first writer to mention the word. The Spanish missionary, Sandoval, mentioned it in the 1600s.
In fact, there is an even earlier reference from the 1500s that mentions the word.
Try and be covering your ignorance small.
|Culture / Re: No Bride Price Was Paid- Facebook Feminist, Nkechi Bianze Says (PHOTOS INCLUDED) by RedboneSmith(m): 4:14pm On Jul 19|
Y'all gonna bring this non-story here too? Is Nkechi Bianze holding you people's umbilical cord?
|Culture / Re: Ibibios May Be The 4th Largest Ethnic Group In Nigeria by RedboneSmith(m): 8:39pm On Jul 17|
Your mother. She's one of us, and she allows us access.
|Culture / Re: Ibibios May Be The 4th Largest Ethnic Group In Nigeria by RedboneSmith(m): 5:31pm On Jul 15|
You are not from Rivers State, lol. No Rivers person will insinuate that the Ikwerre are the most populous in Rivers State. Every Rivers person knows Ogoni people are the most numerous in that state. Ikwerre just get landmass.
|Culture / Re: Ibibios May Be The 4th Largest Ethnic Group In Nigeria by RedboneSmith(m): 9:53am On Jul 15|
|Business / Re: The History Of Money In Nigeria: 5 Things You Need To Know by RedboneSmith(m): 10:00pm On Jul 14|
The British did not introduce the concept of money to us.
Cowries and other currencies were money in every sense of the word.
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|Culture / Re: Yoruba Subgroups And Where They Are by RedboneSmith(m): 2:51pm On Jul 13|
I don't know if there is a free copy of the book online yet. I got mine on Amazon. I think it is already fairly well-known that before the pre-eminence of Ife, various Yoruba groups were already established in their areas.
Ogundiran mentions a few areas with fairly advanced state societies before Ife became eminent. There was the large Òba polity, which is thought to have made the Esie figures. There was the Idoko polity in the present Ijebu area, and two other polities Ogundiran referred to as Ulale and Ulesun in the present Ekiti and Owo areas respectively.
|Celebrities / Re: Sound Sultan Sang With His Children During Last Father's Day (Photo, Video) by RedboneSmith(m): 7:14am On Jul 12|
|Culture / Re: Yoruba Subgroups And Where They Are by RedboneSmith(m): 6:13pm On Jul 08|
Have you (or anyone here) read Dr Akinwumi Ogundiran's recent book on Yoruba history? It's called "The Yoruba: A New History". I suggest everyone with an interest in Yoruba history should try to read it. Of the three major syntheses of Yoruba history that have been attempted in this century, it is my favourite by far. Dr Ogundiran is an archaeologist and cultural historian currently lecturing in some American university.
According to him the original homestead of the Owu was actually far north in present-day Kwara State. The Owu (according to Ogundiran) were actually the first Yoruba group to acquire horses and deploy horses in warfare, before Oyo. By the mid-14th century, they had established an expansive state stretching from Saki to the Igbomina areas and south into Oyo and Ibarapa territories. (This may explain why there are places in Igbomina with Owu in their names. This Owu was also the state to which Oyo paid tribute in the days of Ajaka and Sango.)
This old Owu state (according to Ogundiran) was later destroyed by Nupe militarists or the combined forces of Oyo and her allies, and the survivors moved southwards and reconverged in the rainforest in the late 16th century and built the Owu Kingdom there which was destroyed in the 1820s.
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|Culture / Re: Somalis Are Not Negroid People/ I Hate Jareers. by RedboneSmith(m): 6:48pm On Jul 06|
But why are you people giving this old-time troll the time of day?
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Average Salary In Nigeria by RedboneSmith(m): 8:45am On Jul 02|
Lol. It is not about being branch manager. My father was a bank branch manager. We lived okay. Driver took us to school. Everything was fine. But I understood that our financial position was precarious. There was a certain lifestyle that was just out of our reach. And one serious illness could wipe out our life savings. This was 20 years ago oh, when the economic situation in the country was far better than it is today.
350K earners wey get families dey struggle for this Buhari's economy. When they tell you the vast majority of Nigerians today are poor, believe am. Forget who get driver and who no get. Who dey work for bank and who no dey work for bank.
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Average Salary In Nigeria by RedboneSmith(m): 8:44am On Jul 02|
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Average Salary In Nigeria by RedboneSmith(m): 12:25am On Jul 02|
Honestly, I don't know why anyone would consider 50K middle class. A while ago, I left a job that paid me 130K, and while I didn't go hungry it was quite tasking for me to meet up with expenses: fuel and maintain my car, pay rent, send a little something from time to time to my people, dash girlfriend small money, add new stuff to my wardrobe from time to time, etc.
Abeg if your money no reach at least 350K monthly in this current Nigeria, you're not middle class. You're poor.
|Culture / Re: Did You Know Ijebu-Ode Was Once The Largest City On Earth? by RedboneSmith(m): 9:04am On Jul 01|
And you think African heritage is the only one that has negatives? The Greeks, the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Aztecs, the Germanic and Celtic tribes, etc, didn't kill people in their temples and elsewhere? And you talk about castration. Lol. Nigga, the few African tribes that did castration learnt it from the Arabs and the Turks. We didn't practise castration historically.
We only crossed the Sahara as slaves? Lmao! Some of the Moors who conquered Spain came from West Africa, around the Senegal area. Taharqa came from Sudan conquered Egypt and even threatened Western Asia.
. West African scholars taught in the Arab world.
You, sir, are ignorant and self-hating.
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|Politics / Re: Profiles Of Technocrats Jostling To Govern Anambra State (Photos) by RedboneSmith(m): 6:56pm On Jun 26|
I hope Anambra voters realise that Soludo is a better choice than Maduka. Knowing the average Nigerian voter, I know how easily people in this part of the world are swayed by philanthropic displays, and how Nigerians think this necessarily translates into the ability to make a good administrator/policymaker.
|Culture / Re: OLUKUMI: The Delta People Of Yoruba Extraction by RedboneSmith(m): 1:31pm On Jun 21|
This comment has exposed you as a non-Olukwumi person. You are a southwesterner, and I bet you don't know even one single person from the Olukwumi communities.
Culturally, Olukwumi has been integrated into Aniocha. Only a person who doesn't know what he's talking about will say they don't share any culture with Igbos.
|Culture / Re: Yoruba Subgroups And Where They Are by RedboneSmith(m): 10:44pm On Jun 20|
Ibariba/Bariba is not a Yoruba subgroup.
Unless you meant the Ibarapas.
|Culture / Re: Genetic Evidence: Negroes A Proto-semitic People by RedboneSmith(m): 1:34am On Jun 15|
An hour-long video?
And a 4-hour, 39-minute long video??
|Culture / Re: Fulani Jihadist Dare Delta State Capital With A Notice by RedboneSmith(m): 4:31pm On Jun 14|
Lmao. The people behind this 'letter' are not very smart. If you believe this letter came from Fulani herders, you will believe anything.
|Culture / Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by RedboneSmith(m): 7:23pm On Jun 06|
Classic tactics of people who don't know what the frack they're talking about. They begin to dart around when asked for a simple clarification.
|Culture / Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by RedboneSmith(m): 10:30am On Jun 06|
In other words, you don't know what you're talking about?
|Culture / Re: Aba, Ngwa, Abiriba And Arochuwkwu Are Ancestral Ibibio Land. by RedboneSmith(m): 2:45pm On Jun 05|
How did you lose "Abre iba"?
|Science/Technology / Re: Take A Look At This Object We Dug Out In Anambra by RedboneSmith(m): 7:04pm On Jun 01|
Wow. It's been more than 2 years and still nothing!
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