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Why Are Major Oil Companies In Nigeria Controlled By Yorubas And Hausas?

Zenon Oil : http://www.zenonpetroleumng.com/ Femi Otedola,

Oando : http://www.oandoplc.com/ Wale Tinubu

Conoil: http://www.conoilplc.com Mike Adenuga

African petroleum : www.applcng.com Mr. Maigadi

Agip Nigeria Plc. The Otunba (Dr.) A. Ojora, Chairman

http://www.nigerianinvestor.com/

I feel that we need to have affirmative action in all major oil companies in Nigeria. Niger Deltans are not well represented in most of these companies. Whether we admit it or not, a northern director in a oil company is more likely to hire a northerner than a Niger Deltan.

I know that Nigeria is not good at copying examples. After Apartheid, South Africa introduced Black Economic Empowerment to integrate disenfranchised South Africans into its economic mainstream. Today, Cyril Ramaphosa heads a conglomerate in SA called Shanduka Group.

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Well, seems like all the three major tribes are in control of Nigerian economy. Igbos are mainly involved in export and Nigeria highly depends on it for getting goods and things. Yorubas and Hausa are great in politics, oil and other areas of economics and business. So, they all get their slice of the pie, so to say. If people in Nigeria wish to become one nation, it’s about time to stop discussing tribalism and enjoy the talents and abilities each tribe can bring to the table for the common good.

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I dont really know the reasons. Infact, i doubt it,

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typing error occur, capital oil own by ibo man ifeanyi uba. Also oranto one of the player in upstream inNigeri and africa

own prince Authur Eze.

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Try www.oilandgasproducts.com.

regards

Bhavesh

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I think people total got it all wrongh that all oil companies in Nigeria are own either hausa or yoruba. What about capial oil almost the top one in downstream is own iboman name Ifeanyi uba. Also oranto oil, oneof the big player in upstream in Nigeria and other africa country is own ibo dude Prince Athur Eze.what about Emeka offor and this dude making wave Eberi okoro.

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Very intelligent post, keep it up! Jeeez!

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Why even in Bayelsa Yoruba (or Togo) Bricklayers and Masons are preferred by the those who want quality buildings ??

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Why is it that most of the traders in Alaba are Igbos ?

Why is it that most of the money changers in Nigeria are Hausas?

Why is it that most of the Cow sellers are moslems ?

Why is it that most of the area boys in lagos are Yoruba ?

Why is it that most of the blind,lame,cripple beggars are from the north ?

Why is it that God made them male and female ?

The Whys are endless, and the answers also

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why do we complain when white people racist against us,when you and i know that tribalism is also the same thing as racism.I think Nigeria number one problem is tribalism and not corruption.

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for GOD sake can some one mention just one name of a northerner that is in control of an oil company in Nigeria, the truth is that the Yoruba's are the ones in charge, they are selfish and greedy, the igbos and the Hausa still have a very long way to go in occupying key positions in the private sectors of the Nigerian economy

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The problem is not Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Tiv, Ijaw etc it is the fault of a group of people from different parts of the country, despite all the "tribalism cards" being played by them, anybody who can read between the lines will notice that when they are exploiting the general populace they will be silent, it is only when they have been sidelined by their fellow thieves/oligarchs that they will go to their people and stir them up using tribalistic sentiments.

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Looks like I've missed out on this one. But I'll still try and chip in something.

All of the Godforsaken people of the Northern and Western part of this country should cower their heads in shame. I will come back to deal with all you lot who turned this greatly blessed country into a greatly impoverished one! Lousy lazy lot!,

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Again, I just want to be frank and objective. I be yoruba man

I honestly dont believe yoruba have any fantastic record, Emeagwali one of the world's foremost scientist and computer genius is Igbo, Bath Nnaji top 2 robotics expert in the world is igbo, the list is endless. Igbos are very hardworking and highly focused, many of them occupying enviable professorial seats in top US schools, many of them in Top investment banks etc. What ever steroetypes be people associate with igbos is not peculiar to them, no man is an island on oits own.

Until we begin to see the best in each other, Nigeria will continue to retrogress, again no one is better than the other, let Yaradua sort out ND issues once an for all and not make flimsy excuses. Activities of militant in the ND is not peculiar to NDs alone, dig into history and see what Irish IRAs did to england, it is only shows reaction to marginalisation and neglect, at least 10 -15 yrs before now we did not have such unrest and militancy.

Let govt spend money on education NDs, build good roads, make the extra effort to develop the region where we get 90% of our revenue. More importantly let govt accept that they have been unjust to these people

Until govt does what is right, oil production may eventually stop.

Nigeria will be great again, let all be fair, let all be just, let us not embrace prejudice, None is better than the other, the best of yoruba, hausa, ND, igbo etc can only make the best of naija

Peace

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6658773.stm

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oludunamis

well done.

Why would people call Niger deltans lazy?  Folks say that Yorubas are smarter than most tribes. Every advantage they have gained came as a result of other people' maltreatment. Awo gave Igbos  20 pounds and then introduced indigenization policy. Most Yorubas bought over multinationals.

OBJ came into office and used his power to favour likes of Adenuga, Otedola and Fasawe. Maybe we should call this nepotism not tribalism. Nobody has been able to tell me what they were worth before 1999

Here are some hard facts. Yorubas dominate banking industry but could not fix CBN until an Igbo slave - Soludo- was drafted to do their job.

They dominate capital market, but could not fix it until another omo Igbo rebel- Okereke- was drafted to till the ground for them.

Likes of Adenuga play big roles in Telecome until another Igbo secessionist - Ernest Ndukwe was drafted to build the industry. Monkey dey work Baboon dey chop.

Hausas took the glory for fighting the war even though most officers were from middle belt region.

Hausa borrowed and squandered   about $ 300 billion, and did not know how to confront their white lenders and accomplices, Igbo Nyamiri – Iweala was brought home to fix their problem.

This is the same way Adenugas,  Tinubus and Co  are best brains in Naija even though Nigerian oil companies were sold to them at Salvation Army prices.

I know that Niger Delta governor are all corrupt, but no Swest governor did what Donald Duke did for Cross River.

This is how things work in Nigeria.  Igbos are problem solvers, Niger Delta keeps Nigeria running with their oil.  Hausas use phony census figures to control power. Yorubas are deal makers.

Seun001.

The reason why South South did not win presidency is not because their leaders sold out, it’s the same reason why they cannot control their oil. Oil and presidency are in exclusive list.  If the whole ND had voted for a candidate of their choice, it could not have changed the outcome in their favour given the fact that Kano  and Lagos would  outnumber the whole ND region.

Make no mistake about it because Yorubas never crowned OBJ. In fact he became president in spite of Yoruba’s opposition to his candidacy. If he became president, why would you think that  Niger Delta’s opposition would have stopped anybody?

Debosky @

please fill in this blank space. If a wicked rich man in your village takes your land by force, builds a factory and tells you that you are lazy, is that entrepreneurial spirit or covetousness?

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@oludunamis

u shall live long! having spoken like a true pan-african patriot, ur well schooled culture in history, sociology, and politics shine brightly for all to see. I'm truly moved.

I'm Igbo, but despite the historical animosity b/w naija-delta people and us, vis-a-viz the civil war-abandoned property issues, I think that only truth can save us, all of us.

Like they say in the US Marines, a command is only as strong as its weakest member. So Naija, and in deed Africa is only as strong as its weakest member tribe.

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We are all Nigerians, no tribe is more superior than the other. I am Yoruba, I agree that Yorubas and Hausas have a domineering spirit, yorubas are arrogant and they know better than anyone else.

I also do not agree that Yorubas are more educated, that was in the past, I dont have accurate statistics so will not go into that, I hate sentiments and i like to be objectives, basing statements on fact.

Yorubas think the whole of Nigeria revolves round them, Govt shud face up to the realities ND problems and solve it, rather they make excuses and shift blames.

Guys let us go and research about other oil producing countires (at least the ones whose govts are functioning well) ND indigines needs to be given preference, thats how it is world over,

Forget about the rubish about them not being educated, I graduated with loads of niger deltans with good 2;1 degree in engineering, yet they did not get any special prefrence.

My post seeks to admonish nigerians to to slag each other off, none is better than the other, work hard, get a descent education and let govt do more tobring more opportunties for ND people

Yorubas and hausas are no better, I am no better than anyone, life is about opportunities, govt shoud strive to spread equal opportunties.

Nigeria will be great, we are one, lets act as one.

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@ebhohon

that's a bit too harsh. when we first come to US, many of us said the same thing about African Americans, but after a few years of living here, we now sabi say na condition make craw fish bend. It's easier to sound high and mighty or mightier when looking at situations from outside, but it doesn't change reality.

I'm not from naija-delta for a start, but disposing one of his land just because of oil was evil, contiues to be evil, and will always be evil. There is no where in the World it would be fair, even animals have a way of marking their territory, and have been known to fight to death defending it. Naija govnmt can raise the appropriation to 100%, pass all sorts of laws, bomb the whole region: it still would not make it right!

My solution?

Let every naija person wey find mineral for in him land, mine it, sell it, and pay appropriate tax. Government can levy how much tax they want as a function of need. In TX, OK, LA that's what happens, and it's fair.

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You guys are right, the so called niger deltans are lazy. In rivers the ikwerre believe in selling Lands, they dont go to school, no personal development and they want to work in oil company which needs skilled and competent hands in its operations. Indigines are given contract but due to greed they cannot deliver.

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GNature, docokwy!! Well said,

Please don't get me wrong ain't hating on my Yoruba & Hausa brothers,can't do that .

Concerning NDDC and the derivation thing,that seem not to be what am talking about they are only just giving to them what is due to them,any other person could have done that,but since he did (OBJ) the glory goes to him.

But my argument here is still based on the YORUBA HAUSA DOMINANCE WHY DO THEY ALWAYS MAKE IT SEEM LIKE IT IS DESTINED AND ORDAINED FOR THE HAUSA & YORUBA TO RULE NIGERIA,DO YOU REALISE THAT THIS CAUSES SUSPICION AMONG ST OTHER TRIBES?THE PARADOX OF WHAT WE ARE SAYING HERE TODAY WAS GIVING BIRTH TO BY THIS SALIENT DOMINATION.

WHY IS OBJ AFRAID OF REFORMS SERIOUS "REFORMS"CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS THAT WILL MAKE EVERY ONE FEEL AND SEE THEMSELVES AS A PART OF THIS SYSTEM!!!NOT ONE ORCHESTRATED BY HIM AND HIS BOYS

UNTIL THAT IS FIXED SUSPICION AND TRIBAL SENTIMENTS WILL CONTINUE TO BEDEVIL THIS NATION,NDDC OR NO NDDC.

WHAT NIGERIA NEEDS IS A POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY,NOT POLITICAL TACTICS !!!!WHAT MAKES AMERICA STRONG TODAY EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT PERFECT IS THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE A CONSTITUTION THAT IDENTIFIES WITH EVERYONE.

OBJ SHOULD HAVE ADOPTED THE PHILOSOPHY OF A UNITED FRONT,GIVING PEOPLE 13% PERCENT OR WHATEVER IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE NOTHING NIGERIA'S PROBLEM WILL NOT BE SOLVED DOING THAT!!!!GREAT LEADERS THINK BEYOND THE EXTRA ORDINARY.

"LET ME HELP OBJ OUT HERE, RATHER THAN NDDC AND ALL THAT HE SHOULD HAVE FOCUSED ON GETING 80% OF PEOPLE EDUCATED.

AN EDUCATED NATION BREEDS PEOPLE WITH HIGH LEVEL OF REASONING I GUESS OUR GOVERNMENT DON'T WANT THAT COS THE ILLITERATE LEVEL HELPS KEEP THE PEOPLE OPPRESSED.

LET THE H & Y GUYS LET SOME OTHER TRIBE(S) TRY OUT THERE OWN IDEAS FOR A CHANGE,THAT SHOULDN'T BE SO HARD SHOULD IT??

MAY THE GOD LORD HELP US ALL !!!!

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The bottom line is that Obasanjo was looking out in the interest of the south south people with the 13% derivation and NDDC. So mufikings alleging that OBJ is bent on keeping the status quo was wrong.

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@istev

Please let's get clear headed!!

Some of the things I've seen written here shows that there is big perception problem in Nigeria.

And its seriously affecting the way we think. When will we start seeing that Oil is not the only thing

Nigeria can offer? Why must we always start and stop with crude oil?

Why must this issue about Oil degenarate to this level? (Ibo, Yoruba, Hausa and all this nonsense, )

France today makes more money from tourism than Nigeria makes from crude oil, India makes more money

from outsourcing than Nigeria makes from oil. Yet we have potentails in this county that can match and surpass this.

When will we start thinking this way? Besides, Nigeria today is one of the few countries with the largest amount

of different solid minerals in commercial quantity most of which remained untapped and unexplored.

We are clearly not thinking better than this guys kidanpping foreigners in the Niger Delta creeks.

It is sad but we Nigerian youths are graudaully sinking into a dangerous abyss, our minds are beign

conditioned to close to all our potentials.

I think we on Nairaland will do better if we concentrate our collective energy on reversing this trend rather than

be a part of it.

Well said bro!

I'm one of the few who think that oil is a curse unto the naija nation. It has lubricated corruption, laziness, and tribalism. Whatever happened to the time the north focused on groundnut, the west on cocoa, and the east on palm trees? People made their money, they had control, and they held people accountable. Then, came the oil, the civil war became complicated b/c oil was blamed as a motive, our historical agriculture died, and people started waiting for oil revenue to arrive. We've lost skills, education, and most importantly honesty.

Imagine all the great oil producing nations- Saudi A., Venezuaela, Iran, Nigeria, Kuwait, etc on one column, then imagine the non-oil producers- Japan, India, Brazil, Western Europe, Taiwan/ and even China on another column. You will see a stark comparison in terms of development. Confirms what I said, oil lubricates under-development of the people mind as well as their environment. In naija, oil lubricates tribalism whether we like it or not.

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xtycod,

i shouldn't be replying you cos it very obvious you are living in a dreamland. how can you tell my personality anyway, i guess you assumed. you are full of assumptions about life ,

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@ adconline

please explain to me the govt connection in importing diesel and selling it to First Bank, Union Bank, UBA and co to run their operations as Femi Otedola is doing? don't S/Easterners and S/Southerners also have their own companies?

is Sahara Energy (also involved in the same business) owned by Mofe Boyo (from SS) also not doing the same thing?

Or the loans he got from the banks to start his business at exhorbitant rates but has still managed to pay back, and now is even planning on going into local refining?

Is the $600million in IFC and other external funding for Obajana Cement Company and co by Dangote also government money?

stop chasing shadows my man, respect entrepreneurial activity when you see it and don't reduce it to tribalism

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Wrong !

Obasanjo is not making sure it 'stays that way'. The 13% oil derivation and the NDDC came about under Obasanjo's administration. The northen states even sued OBJ's govt at one point regarding the 13% derivation.

Thanks to oil derivation, Rivers state collects the highest revenue from the federal purse today. According the the Finance Ministry, In March 2007, Rivers State got N24.4 billion naira (over US $190 million), followed by Akwa Ibom (N16.9 billion), Bayelsa (N11.1 billion) and Delta (N10.88 billion).

If Ondo an oil producing state got only N6 billion, there is no need for me to say how much less the other states received. So please, Obasanjo has tried to correct some of the wrongs of the past. I do admit that much more needs to be done.

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Guys!

Please let's get clear headed!!

Some of the things I've seen written here shows that there is big perception problem in Nigeria.

And its seriously affecting the way we think. When will we start seeing that Oil is not the only thing

Nigeria can offer? Why must we always start and stop with crude oil?

Why must this issue about Oil degenarate to this level? (Ibo, Yoruba, Hausa and all this nonsense, )

France today makes more money from tourism than Nigeria makes from crude oil, India makes more money

from outsourcing than Nigeria makes from oil. Yet we have potentails in this county that can match and surpass this.

When will we start thinking this way? Besides, Nigeria today is one of the few countries with the largest amount

of different solid minerals in commercial quantity most of which remained untapped and unexplored.

We are clearly not thinking better than this guys kidanpping foreigners in the Niger Delta creeks.

It is sad but  we Nigerian youths are graudaully sinking into a dangerous abyss, our minds are  beign

conditioned  to  close to all our potentials.

I think we on Nairaland will do better if we concentrate our collective energy on reversing this trend rather than

be a part of it.

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@ ADCONLINE

U SEEM TO GET ME WRONG.

I DONT SEE ANYTHING WRONG IN GUNNING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR LANDS.BUT YOUR LEADERS HAVE BEEN THE CUSTODIANS THAT SHOULD HAVE PUSHED FOR THE REALISATION OF THIS GOAL.IN NIGERIA TODAY EVERYBODY GOES FOR MONEY AND THEY ARE HELD UNACCOUNTABLE FOR IT.

ITS IN NIGERIA THAT U WILL HEAR THAT OVERHEAD IS HIGHER THAN CAPITAL EXPENDITURE WHICH IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE.

WE ALSO HAVE OUR PROBLEMS HERE IN YORUBA LAND WHICH WE DO TRY TO DEAL WITH ON A DAILY BASIS.

AGAIN,AD DID NOT FIELD ANY CANDIDATE because THERE WAS NOBODY TO VOTE FOR.

I DO KNOW ALSO THAT ITS NOT OUR VOTES THAT IS BEING COUNTED IN NIGERIA TODAY because THE PEOPLE THAT MATTER HAVE LONG AGO DISCARDED THEIR INTEREST IN THE POLITICAL TERRAIN IN NIGERIA.

I PERSONALLY CONSIDER ANYBODY GOING FOR ANY POLITICAL POST EVEN STUDENT UNION PRESIDENT A BIG THIEF.AND IT WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO CHANGE MY OPINION ON THIS.

WE HAVE ALWAYS CRITICIZED OBASANJO ON HIS SALE OF GOVT COMPANIES.BUT OF COURSE HE SELLS IT TO THOSE IN HIS GOOD BOOKS.IF YOU ARE NOT OR YOU CRITICIZE HIM PUBLICLY THEN YOU ARE DONE FOR.AGAIN, I AM OF THE OPINION THAT ALL PERSONS THAT ARE STINKING RICH IN NIGERIA TODAY HAVE STOLEN GOVT PROPERTY OR MONIES AT ONE TIME OR THE OTHER.

I AM ALSO SURE THAT YOUR PEOPLE IN STRATEGIC POSITIONS ALSO EMPOWER YOUR PEOPLE AND HELP THEM TO BECOME BETTER PEOPLE.BUT I DO REALLY THINK THEY ARE NOT DOING ENUF TO BETTER YOUR PEOPLES LOT.

CONCLUSIVELY,WHY DID YOUR PEOPLE BACK DOWN FROM THE PRESIDENCY,WITH ALL THE HYPE THAT THEY MADE IN THE RUN UP TO THE PRIMARIES,STILL NOBODY COULD MAKE A HEAD WAY.BECAUSE THEY TOO ARE DISHONEST AND HAVE SKELETONS IN THEIR CUPBOARD OTHERWISE SOMEBODY CAN STAND UP TO OBANSANJO.CHEERS

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xtycod,

You are one squawky Bottom. Empty barrel.

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I hate ethnic centerd discussion but wld like to comment. Igbos are like Orphans who knowing that they have nobody to take care of them decide to take the Bull by the Horn, They are not interested in embezzling government money rather fend for themselves.

Anyway, Dont blame them, They were in the forefront of education until de civil war, then Awo gave them 20 pounds to start again after the war,, sorry

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The question is not weather an ibo man,hausa man or a yoruba is in  control of oil sector but how the revenue generated  from oil is been used for the benefit of the people. Oil belongs to the people not to a section of corrupt and visionless individuals who thinks that the idea of riches is by robbing their own country,robbing peter to pay paul.What goes around, comes around,how can one be rich in a jungle,you have a lamborghini,you don't have roads to drive it,what sense does it make.

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this so called 'raw material' is not coming from the ND

Zenon IMPORTS ALL of its petroleum products and distributes them - the ports (largest anyways) are located in Lagos, so why would he go and base his HQ in the ND? His business started post 1999 to fill the gap opened up by the inefficient refineries in the country, I see nothing 'tribal' about that

the indigenization decree has nothing to do with national oil now conoil either - these firms were sold off after 1999 - Adenuga bought the firm after that and has transformed it into what it is today.

thirdly Igbos have a large control of petroleum businesses as well - Ibeto Petroleum is there, there are many who have recently opened depots at Apapa ports as well, this thread seems like a ploy to create more bad blood in Nigeria

Basil Omiyi - Shell MD is not yoruba/hausa is he? He is from the ND

Gaius Obaseki was NNPC MD from Edo state, till Kupolokun - from Ondo an oil producing state took over - how is this yoruba/hausa control?

Oando was also privatised recently, if the 'Wale Tinubu and co decided to buy the firm whose fault is it that others couldn't come up with the funds or the management acumen to do so?

like someone said, until recently the AP chairman was Peter Okocha an igbo man, stop trying to bring ethnic sentiments into each and every discussion

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An average ibo man is very industrious and creative and that is what it takes to be a normal human,not just looting,burning and disorganising.Don't get me wrong,i am not tribalistic but very realistic,when you are in europe,you don't talk about tribe but about white man been racist, meanwhile among us as a country,we are still very much divided and full of hate,just mere ignorance.We have the guts to call white man a racist while we are more than racist to one another,the best word for it is murderers,do you how many people,especially children that dies everyday in africa because of corruption and mismanagement rather people choose to blame it on witchcraft and devil,meanwhile the real devil is that individual that refuse to be reasonable.

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If you say the Igbo prefer to buy and sell, it means you do not know the Igbo, inspite of serving in Igboland. Aba and Nnewi are manufacturing towns, where all sorts of small and medium scale manufacturing enterprises thrive. You should know this if you served in Igboland. And talking about tribalism per tribe will be like ''beauty in the eyes of the beholder''. I worked in Ibadan for three years and my eyes saw red-hot pepper with discrimination because I am not one of their own. I had to resign on account of the unmanagable situation, where juju, easily used to gain undue advantage, was flying right left and centre

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WELL,

       WHY IS EVERYBODY WRITING WITH SO MUCH VENOM?THERE SHOULD BE TOLERANCE FOR EACH OTHERS OPINIONS.WHY DONT YOU ARGUE OBJECTIVELY INSTEAD OF WHIPPING UP SENTIMENTS.ARE YOU PEOPLE TRYING TO POLARISE THIS SITE INTO OPPOSITE ENDS.ALSOO,WHY CANT YOU TAKE CRITICISM FOR YOUR WRITE-UPS.YOU DONT HAVE TO POUR ACID ON SOMEONE TO BE HEARD.PLEASE LETS TRY AND BE SENSIBLE,TRY AND TOLERATE ONE ANOTHER.

EVERYBODY HAS HIS OR HER OPINION AND WE HAVE TO RESPECT THAT FOR WHAT IT IS(PERSONAL OPINION).ALSO EVERYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO AIR HIS/HER VIEWS.SO PLEASE ENUF VENOM.ALSO WHY ALL THIS GRAMMAR WITCHHUNTING,EVERYBODY KNOWS THERES WHAT IS CALLED TYPO ERRORS WHICH IS ALLOWED because THIS DISCUSSIONS ARE INFORMAL IN A WAY.

TO THE MAIN TOPIC THAT IS'WHY ARE YORUBAS AND HAUSAS DOMINATING THE OIL SECTOR AND OTHER SUNDRY ISSUES THAT CAME UP AS AN ASIDE.

THE NIGER DELTAS CAN EAT ME UP BUT MY OPINION IS THAT GO AND ASK YOUR LEADERS WHAT THEY HAVE USED YOUR ALLOCATIONS FOR ALL THESE YEARS.Y'LL HAVE REFUSED TO ACCEPT THE TRUTH,YOUTALK THAT YOU ARE BEEN SHORTCHANGED,MEET YOUR LEADERS,MAKE THEM ACCOUNTABLE AND AM SURE YOU WILL START SEEING A DIFFERENCE.

ARE YOU EXPECTING TO BE GIVEN MONEY WITHOUT WORKING FOR IT.I HEAR ALL THESE MILITANTS ARE STINKING RICH AND WHEN IT SEEMS AS IF THEY ARE GETTING BROKE THEY KIDNAP SOME EXPATS INRETURN FOR MONEY.AGAIN I SAY ASK YOUR LEADERS WHERE ALL THE MONIES HAVE GONE.

I THINK U PEOPLE SHOULD ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THE YORUBA PEOPLE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AGAINST OBASANJOS GOVERNMENT.WE HAVE NEVER BEEN IN SUPPORT OF EVERYTHING HE STANDS FOR.IN FACT WE HAVE ALWAYS BEING HIS GREATEST OPPOSITION.THERE ARE ENUF INSTANCES TO BUTTRESS THIS POINT.

IN MY OPINION THE IGBOS ARE THE MOST TRIBALISTIC IN THIS NATION,CANT RECOUNT THE AMOUNT OF EXPERIENCES I WENT THRU IN THE NYSC CAMP BUT I CAME TO THAT CONCLUSION WHEN I WENT FOR MY NYSC.DONT GET ME WRONG COS I HAVE IGBO FRIENDS AND I TELL THEM THIS WHENEVER IT CROPS UP IN OUR GISTS AND THEY MAKE A FEEBLE ATTEMPT TO CHANGE MY OPINION.

BUT THEN THE IGBO PREFER TO BUY AND SELL THAN TO WAIT FOR OIL TO BE CONVERTED INTO PMS AND THE LIKES.EVERYBODY IS TRIBALISTIC IN THIS COUNTRY WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT THIS IS A FACTOR WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH.

SOMEBODY WAS SAYING WE SHOULD MASS PROTEST THE CONCLUDED ELECTIONS,WHO ARE WE GOING TO PROTEST FOR.?BUHARI OR ATIKU?YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT NO BODY IS WILLING TO PUT HIS LIFE ON THE LINE FOR THIS USELESS POLITICIANS THAT ARE ONLY LOOKING TO MAKE ENDS MEET FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILY.

THESE POLITICIANS ONLY LOOK FOR SYMPATISERS WHEN THE GOING IS BAD AND THINGS IS NOT HAPPENING THE WAY THEY WANT.ISNT IT THE SAME TINUBU THAT STOOD BY ATIKU AGAINST OBASANJO THAT IS NOW HARASSING HIS OWN DEPUTY THAT HAS CONTRIBUTED TO HIS TENOR IN NO SMALL WAY.AND FOR WHAT,A VAGUE MISCONDUCT THAT IS HARDLY DEFINED.IF OBASANJO WASABLE TO POCKET THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY LIKE TINUBU APPARENTLY DID,WILL ATIKU STILL BE STANDING NOW.

PLEASE AM TIRED OF TYPING, THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY  THAT YOU CANT START TO TAACKLE THE PROBLEMS.CHEERS

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Are the Yorubas any better educated currently than the Igbo? I think not. They just had the advantage that Awo's policy during the civil war provided. Others, Igbos in particular, have overtaken the Yoruba in education and are INCREASINGLY bridging the gap that Awo's

Chrisokw, if you dust your history books, you will find that the present Delta and Edo States were part of the old Western Region (old Bendel) that was under the premiership of Late Awolowo. And those people also had same access to free education just like any other person in the Western Region. Hence the reason we have proffessional millitants in some part and we have proffessional "proffessionals" in some other part. So if the Yorubas embraced that free education and the Niger deltans didnt, how can you blame the Yorubas?

Remember education is power, not the millitants' arms and ammunitions

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Black cat, White cat, Red cat , or even Yellow cat!

As long as it cathces mice, it's a GOOD cat.

Bottomline: Nigerians running Nigerian companies.

EOD

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@xtycod,you must think am an english man,that is the problem,you don't get the point,it's not how well you speak or write english,it is about your IQ,how reasonable you can be,how creative,how constructive and most of all how original you can be. Language is spiritual and unfortunately as a people,we don't have our original language that we should be proud of rather people like you choose to think that speaking english is a criterial for intelligence,colonial mentality.Adopted language is like adopted religion,it takes over you and you loose  the basic.Have you ever wonder why we speak english as africans instead of our own language,until we begin to answer questions like this,we will remain in a limbo.

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Hardworks pays.Laziness stinks.Militants or criminals[adconline or whatever you call your name],its better for you to have a paradigm shift.The 21st century has no place for sentiments and gibberish talks,rather it emphasizes capability and competence.

So get yourself educated[not pseudo education] and start being innovative.

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So is it a fact or tribalism that down stream sector is mostly controlled by a feudal class. Is it is a fact or tribalism that a section of this country where this money comes has not benefited from  these abundant resources. Is it a fact that northerners are considered as educationally less advantaged region when it comes UME admissions?  You want Niger Deltans to leap frog without helping them to jump.

Maybe we are so clueless about tribe that we do not know that Niger Delta needs to be fixed. Niger Delta is a big scar in our national history, yet we stand here to condemn people who challenge this lopsidedness. If these folks founded their companies like most entrepreneurs, I won’t have any qualms with that, but they were favored by Govt to buy govt owned companies.

Indigenization policy was good because white men were forced to sell 60% stake to Nigerians, but minority investment from Niger Deltans is tribalism. Something that was not good to us because the white men were perpetuators, should now be acceptable because fellow black men are in charge. Shame on us.

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@adconline

Jusr for ur info. I'm a Yoruba guy and work with an oil servicing coy in PH (I hope that will not make U sick). Guess what? I was interviewed along side some of ur kin men. The interview was conducted by a white guy and one engineer who happens to be a native of warri. But thank GOD we still have such men in the country who will put tribalism into everything they do. Looking back, I realized that everyone that was employed (Yourbas, Igbo and some brilliant ND guys) was qualified and with some years of experience. Why don't just stop this rubbish and make urself employable.

@Seun

Why is this thread still on biz section? I think it should even be in the crime section for inciting Nigerians against ourselves

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adconline, you are just fuming and spraying at everything and anything that looks like it will prevent you from selfishly acquirig what should have belonged to every Nigerian.

You sound like a very lazy , disoriented, disillusioned, and even confused angry spoilt child, that does not even have the decency to know where to post your threads.

I would have waved aside your rantings if I saw it in the politics section, but to post it in the business side is to say the least, idiotic.

Please take your anger to those that annoyed you instead of infecting others with your myopic stupidity !

Your kind of person sound poor, frustrated and confused, and it must be because of this very attitude that kept you in this condition.

You are disturbed and depressed and urgently needs medical help before this condition gets farther than this.

TALK TO A SHRINK, FAST !

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I have said earlier, Adconline just likes brewing tribal arguements, Stop wasting time and energy on this silly thread.

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You mean they are not selling it to people from the south/southeast? or People from those regions are prevented from bidding?

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Gnature. Ma bad.

Chrisokwy,

There is a big difference between Igbo’s commerce and selling of Govt owned oil companies to a tribal hegemony. Mind you those raw materials for these oil companies come a section of the country and they are not well represented in these companies.

I could care less for yoruba's dominance in financial sector, because the raw material is the risk they took in building financial institutions, but oil companies derive their products from Niger Delta. Are you telling me that if Agriculture were the mainstay of our economy, that northerners would allow a southerner to head the biggest agro-processing company in Naija or maybe Yorubas will allow a northerner to head cocoa company or Odua Group of companies. We have to be realistic; people from Niger Delta have been shortchanged.

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xtycod

you are no different from obj himself. you were faulting someone's spelling you have not really paid enough attention to yours. it stinks or maybe you lifted the write up from somewhere and you were so much in a hurry to make a point that you did not bother to edit it. try to remove the stick from your 'own eyes' first.

roose/ruse deed/did. what a shame. try to control your emotion when you want to make impressions, it can do you a lot of harms if you dont.

your problem is grammar anyway cos there is nothing like 'roose' and deed is bad in the context

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Why is the road transport business dominated by the Igbo

Why is the film industry dominated by the Igbo

Why is sports, especially football dominated by Igbo

Why is uni and poly admissions dominated by the Igbo

Why is commerce dominated by the Igbo

Answer: the world is a large receptacle in which all shades of endeavours will be accomodated. Go get yours

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adconline, obasanjo's administration has connected Bayelsa to the National Grid. The $76 Million Owerri-Ahoada-Yenagoa transmission line was completed last year.

Related Link:-

http://www.nigeriafirst.org/printer_6643.shtml

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why should "blacks fight blacks'" then?

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There you go again,

Yanks may be oblivious to tribes - maybe you should know why whites live in their neighbour and blacks do their own thing. They even go to separate churches.

When it comes to politics in yankee, its ideologically driven not ethnicically driven. a GOP cannot see eye to eye with a Dem. Their issues are not based on tribes but on idelogies. Sen Clinton from Arkansas went to New York and became a senator, while some folks could not accept it that a non indigene was appointed a comissioner in Lagos. There is no way whites will fight whites because of tribe, instead they fight on ideological grounds.

We dont talk about tribes, but we have AD and APGA as tribal parties. We need to jettison these hallucinatory ideas that tribalism is a thing of the past. It is still in existence in Nigeria and we have not addressed it

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I'll be very honest, I really don't give a poo if we have a dickwad as president. I consider myself blind to ethnicity and religion and to some extent, race. I don't see why Nigerians make a big fuss about tribe. We aren't the only ones with tons of tribe but we are the only ones serious concerned about it (from my observation). I've never heard a Yank complain about the fact that their last 3 presidents (Bush-Bush) are southern. Neither have I heard Brits complain about a Cockney being in charge.

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