1 month ago

Here is what Nnamdi said in his last broadcast before going for the world Igbo congress.
Can anyone be brave enough to prove him wrong with all that have happened since buhari became president.
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“As they campaign vigorously for elec­tions, you would think, they are coming to grow the economy, en­throne justice, breed unity and tol­erance, love for one another. “No, they are coming to enthrone Hausa/Fulani supremacy, to reposi­tion the security agencies by sacking all competent hands and replace them with their kinsmen in order to drive their ethnic domination of the south. The Fulani herdsmen will be armed and encouraged to slaughter us with impurity and their masters will protect them. “They are coming to ensure that my people are enslaved forever. Those who do not believe me will soon see it happen before their eyes. “The Fulani will take over the en­tire south as a continuation of their age-long agenda to Islamize Eastern Nigeria. They will brazenly seize our land in pretence of creating grazing fields for the Fulani. Then the conquest will be complete, we will become their slaves forever.”


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2 months ago

Am sorry, but if you were Hausa or Fulani, or a Northerner in fact, you do not get to define what racism or marginalisation is in Nigeria.

An illustration

1. You enjoy an exploitative form of affirmative action in education. Your kids are allowed to gain admission with the lowest mark thereby displacing my kids.

2. According to section 162 of the Constitution of the FRN, Nigerian resources domiciled in the South and to an extent in Igboland are shared using certain indices like population, land mass, population density.

Amongst all these indices, the only favorable one to an Igbo man is derivation. All the other indices are in your favor. Consequently, you get the bulk of the natural resources you did not produce yet you have no intention of controlling your population since a man can comfortably bear 25 children whether or not he can take care of them.

3. You are allowed to practise your own religion even when the provision of your religion are contradictory to the Constitution. For instance, section 10 of the constitution prohibits state religion. So you have two laws guiding you in the country -constitution and sharia whereas I have nothing like Christian law. My Christian laws are merely church rules which cannot be formally recognized anywhere.

4. I cannot get any law passed comfortably without your consent whereas you can pass any law I am not comfortable with, with or without my consent. This is because I have fewer members in the legislature whereas yours is twice as much as mine. The constitution requires a 2/3rd majority before any serious bill can scale through. Not even all the whole southern senators can meet up with the 2/3rd whereas in your case, it's a walk over

5. You have uncountable numbers of local government which enables you to get the bulk of my natural resources

6. You prohibit beer yet you get the bulk of VAT on beer. I drink beer and even produce it, yet your VAT is bigger than mine.

7. In recent times, the president, a Fulani attempted to use the same oil money to purchase Brazilian grass for cows of individuals from the area whereas there is no converse plan to purchase motor spare parts for those who are into car parts sale business. The fact that it was even considered leaves much to be desired.

8. How can you define racism when you can kill me just for a cartoon of Mohammed in Denmark that has nothing to do with me? How can you kill me when I protest your urinating in front of my shop just because I live in your environment whereas there has never be such a story in mine own vicinity?

9. You take up all the plum jobs in Oil companies even when you do not have oil. You are a core decision maker in oil industry and even NDDC whereas no Southerner is a member of the newly formed NEDC

10. In a calculated attempt to limit us, you have used state creation to carve out Igboland and merge them with other ethnic groupings that has nothing in common with us. We stay in those areas and face the worse forms of marginalisation because those people know we are not like them and we are not them.

11. In Igboland, in recognition of the fact that there are other people in the areas, news broadcast are done in Igbo and any other language. For instance, in Anambra State, news broadcast are done in Igbo and Igala whereas every little thing I do outside Igboland is interpreted as an attempt to take over that area. There have been demonstrations to disapprove of my intention to live freely.

The above illustrations is just few in number. There are more. He that is wearing the shoes, knows where it pinches.

Chimamanda is right to say a white man does not get to define what racism is. Marginalisation of the North or racism against the North is not coming to social media to write stuffs like, "Fulanis are mean and marginalsing me ". A Fulani who saw me write something like that cannot say he or she is being marginalised or being hated. How can you call truth hatred? The reasonable thing to do is to ask for explanation assuming you do not know. Telling me that it is our leaders that are doing so is bunkum when you will be the first person to stand against restructuring whenever the issue is raised.

Responding by calling me a tribalist is foolishness. It only means you are not ready to tackle the issues.

No Fulani or Hausa is in a position to define what racism or marginalisation means in Nigeria. If you want to know what marginalisation means in Nigeria. Ask an Igbo/Ijaw/Ogoni etc.

In the same way, no white man can define racism.

Chimamanda is right.
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2 months ago

Every IGBO/HEBREW should have these article saved. For your children and their children children because it wont be thought in schools mostly in these death trap called Nigeria where history is not though in schools. Even if they try to teach they teach garbage.

This is OUR History.

THE Igbo people of Nigeria : JEWS OF AFRICA

In a White House memo dated Tuesday, January 28, 1969 to President Nixon, former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger describes the Igbos as “the wandering Jews of West Africa-gifted, aggressive, westernized, at best envied and resented, but mostly despised by their neighbors in the federation”(foreign relations document, volume E-5, documents on Africa 1969-1972).

Kissinger's description aptly portrays the Christian Igbos and their experience in Nigeria. Over the years, the Igbos have been the victims of numerous massacres, that they have lost count. Most of the violence directed against the Igbos have been state sponsored. One can say that the Igbos knew how to spell “state sponsored terrorism” before the rest of the world did. The state sponsored terrorism directed against the Igbos in 1966, led to the declaration of the Republic of Biafra by the Igbos and subsequent civil war. Over two million Igbos died in the civil war, primarily by starvation. One will not be wrong, if they call the Igbos the “Tutsis” of Nigeria. Today, an Islamic terrorist Conglomerate led by the dreaded Boko Haram are still slaughtering Igbos and other Christians in Northen Nigeria. Igbos have always seen themselves as a bulwark against the spread of Islam to Southern Nigeria, and as a result, a perennial target of Islamic zealots.

However, the Igbos are one of the largest and most distinctive of all African ethnic groups. Predominantly found in Southeastern Nigeria, they number about 40 million worldwide, with about 30 million in Nigeria. They constitute about 18% of Nigeria's population, with significant Igbo populations in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Ivory Coast. Igbos predominate in five states in Nigeria-Imo, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Abia. In three other states- Rivers, Lagos and Delta, they constitute almost 25% of the population.

During the slave trade, Igbo slaves were known to be the most rebellious. Most of the slave rebellions in the United States, Haiti, Jamaica, Belize, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Guyana were led by Igbo slaves. In South Carolina, Igbo slaves were reported to have drowned themselves, rather than be kept as slaves. Today that place is called Ebo Island in commemoration of the slaves who died there. The Gullahs are Igbo. Igbos were one of the 13 African ethnic groups that provided the bulk of the slaves who were brought to the Americas. Majority of the slaves who ended up in Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, Maryland, Arkansas, Mississippi, South and North Carolina and Georgia were Igbo. An Igbo museum has been built in Virginia to honor the contribution of Igbo slaves to the state. One of the Igbo slaves who was sent to Liberia by the American Colonization Society-Edward Roye- became the fourth president of Liberia. Another Igbo slave, Olaiduah Equiano wrote the famous slave chronicles.

During the colonial period, the British disliked the Igbos, because of their supposedly uppitiness and argumentativeness. During military service in Burma and India, the pride of Igbo soldiers amongst other African soldiers was proverbial. In the company offices and orderly rooms, the first few words from the White officer speaking to an Igbo soldier was followed by “don't argue, you! Or “you want to be too clever”, and similar expressions. Their expressive and aggressive mentality which they enjoy in their culture at home, does not always allow them to accept false charges or accusations without responding. The late famous writer, Langston Hughes, observed “the Igbo looks proud because he is bred in a free atmosphere where everyone is equal. He hates to depend on anyone for his life's need. He does not mind if others look proud. He has much to be proud of in his land. Nature has provided for him. He is strong and able to work or fight. He is well formed. He is generally happy in his society where no ruler overrides his conscience. He likes to advance and he is quick to learn. He likes to give rather than take”.

Culturally, the Igbos are a very diverse group with different clans, families, subcultures, and subgroups. However, the customs are similar with local varieties. Although there are disagreements about the origins of the Igbos, there is a consensus that they originated from Nri in Anambra State of Nigeria. The language of the Igbos is Igbo or Ibo. It is one of the largest spoken languages in Africa, with Hausa and Yoruba. Igbo speaking people are divided into five geographically based subcultures-Northern Igbo, Western Igbo, Southern Igbo, Eastern Igbo and Northeastern Igbo. Not as urbanized as the Yoruba, they live in multitudinous villages, fragmented into small family groups. They do not have hereditary chiefs like the the Yoruba or Hausa/Fulani. Every Igbo more or less is his or her own master. The Igbos operate the “Umunna System”, which emphasizes the patrilineal heritage, rather than the matrilineal. Some of the important Igbo cities include, Onitsha, Enugu, Umuahia, Aba, Asaba, Abakaliki, Owerri, Nsukka.

In commerce, the Igbos are a mobile, vividly industrious people who have spread all over Nigeria and Africa as traders and small merchants. In countries like Gabon, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Gambia, Igbo traders predominate in retail trade. Most Igbos are clannish, despite their individualism and hold closely together in non Igbo communities. They are often very unpopular in the communities they live in, because they push very hard to make money and often dominate the retail business in alien communities. In his book, the Brutality of Nations, Dan Jacobs describes the Igbos “as ambitious, dynamic and progressive people whose education and abilities did not endear them to those among whom they lived. Even during British rule, there were massacres of Igbos in Northern Nigeria-in Jos in 1945 and in Kano in 1953. The Igbos have acquired the sobriquet, Jews of Africa”.


Education is highly emphasized and given priority in Igboland. Converted to Christianity by Catholic, Anglican and Presbyterian missionaries, they took up self improvement with such enthusiasm, that by the 1960's, the Igbos had the highest percentage of doctors, lawyers, engineers, physicists, and teachers than any other ethnic group in Africa. Because of the abundant educational talent in Igboland many newly independent African nations recruited them to fill vacancies in their civil service. The first American style university built in Africa was in Igboland-the University of Nigeria at Nsukka. Its founder, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe was a graduate of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. The Igbos and the Yorubas are the most educated ethnic group in Africa.

Politically, the Igbos are very effervescent and volatile. According to author Dan Jacobs “for Britain and for the British civil servants who continued to work in the Northern Region, the Igbos have always been a troublesome element in the federation, a people with a democratic tradition who are not easily controlled. Many British were glad to see them out of a central position in the federation, as were those who had driven them back to their homeland and those who now held the civil service and other jobs they had left”. The Igbos had been the most ardent advocates of a united Nigeria. Upon independence in 1960, an Igbo, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe-American educated- became the first President and Governor General, while another Igbo, Aguiyi Ironsi became the first indigenous military chief. Leadership of most of the elite universities in Nigeria were also occupied by the Igbos.

Following the military coup of January 1966, which the Igbos were accused of initiating, Aguiyi Ironsi, an Igbo, became President and Supreme Commander of the armed forces. Tensions rose very high in the country resulting in the massacre of Igbos in May 1966.
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4 months ago

We are not one and we can never be. Nigeria is a fraud and a crime against humanity.
Hear what UN have to say.

"Nigerians are deeply divided".
http://www.vanguardngr.com/201....6/09/nigeria-deeply-

Nigeria deeply divided, says UN report - Vanguard News

Nigeria deeply divided, says UN report - Vanguard News

www.vanguardngr.com

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