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Ebi Ngwan,

I really need to know if there is any andoni people arround. Please don't hesitate to reply this.

Be proud of your tongue.

Franky.

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Obolo Itiki !!! Obolo Itiki !!! Obolo itiki !!!

Represent the good people of Obolo Nation...

We are Unique,endowed and proud of our socio-cultural heritage.

From Rivers to Akwa Ibom ... we shall continue to fly our flags

To my Eastern Obolo and Ibeno brothers in Akwa Ibom.... stay strong ...we can never be intimidated.

Awaji igbana enyi o!.

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https://m.facebook.com/groups/634066346622286?view=permalink&id=880938975268354&refid=28&_ft_=qid.6057856673341993239%3Amf_story_key.-8245356223077079402%3Aapp_id.2915120374

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Where are my Andoni peeps, please come and rep your people oooo!

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KALABARI and Nembe are not in Court over anything. Nembe people live in Soku and KALABARI people live in Oluasiri and peacefully too. There is no any thing like boundary dispute. You people are being misinformed . Oluasiri and Soku are miles apart and Oluasiri is Bayelsa community. Before Bayelsa was created the entire oil field within the circumference that inlude Oluasiri and SOKU were called one name which is SOKU oil field. But as BAYELSA was created Oluasiri section of the field should have a different name under Bayelsa , But because the people living there never lived like they belong to two different states, the change of name was never done but However, the OIL wells were added to BAYELSA as SOKU oil field in BAYELSA state.The Bulk of the place being SOKU itself is however in Rivers state. And this is what they are about to rectify.

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Two brothers always have their differences. From all you've been writing, one could deduce one thing. You are in far away Delta but busy eyeing Rivers land as yours. That you believe that you share ethnicity with some Rivers people does not mean you own their land.

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DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE NEMBE & KALABARI CONFLICT IS AN AGE LONG ISSUE PREDATING THE NIGERIAN NATION ITSELF, THEY CHOSE NOT TO DRAW SWORDS AGAINST EACH OTHER BUT RATHER CHOOSE A CIVILIZED MANNER UNLIKE UR IGBO PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL BUTCHERING THEMSELVES

PLS STOP THIS UR CHIILDISH TALKS, I'M BEGINING TO FEEL PITY FOR YOU BECAUSE OF THE WAY I'VE BEEN KICKING UR @SS.....GET OUTTA HERE!

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Why then is Kalabari and Nembe in court over the ownership of "Soku" plant? Even your blood brother's land is not yours unless he wills it to you. I know Rivers State is not a tribe or ethnic group though.

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ABAGWORO Rivers state is not a tribe but that has Ijaw tribe. Ijaw Citizen is an Ijaw man like I am an Ijaw man and Every Ijaw land belongs to him just as every Ijaw land belong to me. He is a free and Bona Fide part of the Ijaw of Rivers state. Ijaw is Ijaw no matter what state we belong.

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Rivers as a State has several ethnic groups and many of them are linked to other ethnic groups in neighbouring States. The Andoni in question is linked to Obolo and Oron in Akwaibom but are Rivers people. Etche is linked to Ngor in Imo and Owaza in Abia but are Rivers people. Kalabari is linked to Ijaws in Bayelsa but are Rivers people. Engenni in Rivers is linked to Engenni in Bayelsa but are Rivers people. Egbema/Ndoni/Ogba in Rivers is linked to Egbema/Oguta/Ogbaru/Ukuani/Abo in Imo, Delta and Anambra States but are Rivers people. The list goes on and on.

Rivers has too many ethnic groups but basically linked by language(mainly Igbo and Ijaw), history or interaction which is the bond of the nationalism.

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IS IT NOT IN THE SAME RIVERS STATE THE IKWERRE PEOPLE WOULD SAY THEY ARE NOT IGBOS,?

IS IT NOT IN THE SAME RIVERS STATE ASARI STATED THAT WHILE HE IS NOT AGAINST THE SOVEREIGNTY OF IGBO NATION, WARNED IGBOS TO DESIST FROM IJAWLAND IN THEIR DECLARATION OF BIAFRA?

IS IT NOT IN THE SAME RIVERS STATE THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE MEMBERS OF OHANEZE NDI'IGBO & OTHERS MEMBERS OF IJAW NATIONAL CONGRESS (TWO ETHNIC RALLY POINT WITH CLEARLY DIFFERENT IDEOLOGIES)?

YET YOU WANT TO TELL ME THAT "RIVERS PEOPLE" HAVE THE SAME IDEOLOGY? I CAN GO ON & ON......BUT I FEAR YOUR BRAIN IS TOO SMALL & YOU'RE NOT TOO INTELLIGENT.

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Of course the difference in ideology is clear. I didn't write the above based on ethnicity but if you may want to know Rivers people seem to have an ideology and nationalistic trait different from others which they are generally proud of.

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Do not be deceived. This ijaw citizen moniker has alj harem written all over him. From now onwards,i and other igbos will refer to him as such, just sit back and watch him vanish like jason,the so called itsekiri man,invented by the same alj harem.

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NOW CAN YOU TELL ME THE DIFFERENCE BTW AN EBONYI MAN & AN ABIA MAN?

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I just nailed you. I always suspected you were Ijaw all along and you are not a Rivers man.

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BLACKMAIL ME ALL YOU WANT, STILL NO INCH OF IJAWLAND WILL BE IN BIAFRA AND IF CARE IS NOT TAKEN, I WILL WILL INSTIGATE I.N.C & I.Y.C TO SPREAD OUR TENTACKLES TO OUR LOST BROTHERS-- NDOKI LAND (NDOKIARI, THEIR COMPLETE IJAW NAME) VERY SOON.

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Could some one explain what the name Idoni (or Andoni) means? I am interested in knowing.

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Hi,Am matt and I represent NGO TOWN.

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Hi, Am matt and I represent NGO TOWN.

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IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER IF THE LANGUAGE IS 100% IGBO, WHAT MATTERS IS THAT THEY HAD THEIR ANCESTRY FROM IJAW (THATS WHY IGBOS CAN'T CLAIM IKWERRE, AHOADA ETC). THE TONE OF THE LANGUAGE SOUNDS LIKE IJAW WITH LOTS OF FOREIGN WORDS. ITS JUST LIKE THE APOI IJAWS OF ONDO STATE WHO NOW SPEAK A YORUBOID LANGUAGE THATS NOT REALLY INTELLIGIBLE WITH MAINSTREAM YORUBA, BUT STILL PRACTICE IJAW CULTURE & STILL HOLD ON TO THEIR IJAW HISTORY AND ANCESTRY. SO I'LL TELL YOU THIS ONCE WHETHER YOU ACCEPT IT OR NOT- ANDONNI/EASTERN OBOLO/IBENO PEOPLE ARE IJAWS!!!!

(1) THERE WAS NEVER A TIME BONNY PEOPLE CALLED THEMSELVES "UBANI PEOPLE"......ITS EITHER OKOLOAMA OR IBANI WITH REFFERENCE TO THEIR IJAW ANCESTOR- KALA BENI.......UBANI CAME UP AS THE IGBO WAY OF PRONOUNCING IBANI....GO AND ASK NDOKI PEOPLE

AS FOR THESE OTHER NAMES YOU MENTIONED, I SWEAR THEY'VE NEVER EXISTED IN IJAWLAND EXCEPT MAYBE FOR "ODUM" WHICH I KNOW IS ABSOLUTELY AN IJAW NAME

JUST IMAGINE AN OUTSIDER TWISTING OUR HISTORY IN THEIR TWISTED EMPERIALISTISTIC/EXPANSIONIST BRAINS ACCUSING US OF TWISTING OUR HISTORY

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Andoni might be the corrupt form cos some Andoni people who migrated to Kalabari territory maintained the name and their town is called IDO sharing boundary with Buguma and the people are IDONI people. They now speak clear KALABARI. IDONI na BO meaning IDONI person refers to ANDONI people.

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OBOLO people or language belong to the family OBULOM of which ABULOMA, DEGEMA, BUKUMA and ALL THE WAY TO OGONOKOM in ABUA is. The Degema people still speak a pure form of OBULOM. The Obulom people however are themselves a branch of the Engenni .The Engenni branched to form the EPIE ATTISA group who are the Yenagoa, Ogbia Ijaws. Upper Engenni are the MBIAMA, BISENI /JOINKRAMA and Akinnima . The Obulom that became Andoni intermarried with the DEFAKA IJAWS and their mixture with Efik and NDOKI people along with some AROCHUKWU people brought by the Koro ame Ijaws became the ANDONI of today. They were originally called the IDONI people by the KALABARI / OKOLOMA IJAWS.

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It is funny to watch the extent people tend to give Ijo relevance. Ijo is not an ethnic but a derivative from Jos, a Portuguese term for people of the river. Andoni is more of Igbo and Ibibio or Annang than so-called Ijo. Obolo is more of Igbo than Ibibio. Furthermore, Ubani is anglicized as Bonny while denial artists called it Ibani.

Sometimes I marveled at the determined efforts to twist historical facts while at the same time display ignorance. I have seen Ama + Ikiri = Amakiri becomes Amachere. Also, Azumiri turns to Asimiri and Ama Onye anabo turns to Amayengbo. There were men named Odom, Edimiri and Ediabali during certain era in the history of places known today as southeastern Nigeria. I guess each day brings changes. I wondered how Amaodom, Amaedimiri and Amaediabli would be changed by these denial artists. 

Please forgive me digression on Andoni topic.

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It's no problem, and sorry it took me this long to get what you were saying. I could have avoided all the unnecessary posting.

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@ChinenyeN. Oh. . . . Thanks. Atleast people like me will also learn that "corrupt" is not about negativity.

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To be honest, for a second I suspected that was the case [my word choices]. That's why I switched to "derive" instead. I actually thought that desertboom would have understood my use of "corruption", and that it was synonymous with "derive", but he didn't. At that point I just didn't understand what the problem/miscommunication was, until desertboom mentioned "modernize". So the issue turned out to just be a matter of vocabulary all along. I thought (or assumed) he would have understood mine, but I guess I was mistaking. I guess I assumed too much.

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^^^ Funny it took you this long to figure out the problem, i thought it was pretty obvious from the first question he asked.

@Topic, i'd always thought Andoni and Ndoni were one and thesame, always wondered why people preferred adding an 'A' before the 'Ndoni'. Ignorant me!

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@ChinenyeN. Thanks for the responses but I'll like to know the corruption aspect. Why did the Ijo term it CORRUPT? Is it because the name was modernise to ANDONI from IDONI? What was the expectation of the IJO concerning ANDONI?

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@afam4eva. . . The language spoken by the ANDONI'S is called OBOLO. However, it consist of Ijaw, Efik and Igbo. It's a language on It's own, It's not similar to any language but It's contents is of Ijaw, Efik and Igbo. You can search youtube to listen to how it sounds.

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What language is spoken in Andoni or what language is it similar to.

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Alright. I understand now. Well, without going into a long story, I'll just go ahead and cut to the chase. I see sense in the it because in all of my discussions with extended friends and family, I noticed a pattern that is unique to Ijo (at least eastern Ijo). That pattern is how they refer to fellow eastern ND peoples.

Idoni (the Ijo name for Obolo people); Andoni is said to have derived from "Idoni"

Igoni (the Ijo name for Ogoni people); Ogoni is said to have derived from "Igoni"

Ibani (the Ijo name for Okoloma people); Bonny is said to have derived from "Ibani"

The above names (the bolded ones) are exclusive to the Ijo (only the Ijo traditionally use those names). A pattern of derivation is also clear here, and it leads me to see sense in the claim that Andoni is a name may have derived from the Ijo "Idoni".

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Hahahaha. . . . . "The claim makes a deal of sense to me" That's why I want you to enlighten me how it makes sense, Something can only make sense if one understands the logic behind it. In your previous post you said that you've discuss with friends, family members and close relatives about the subject. Can you share with me? I mean the corruption of ANDONI by the IJO even if It's not your claim.

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Hold on, before we even continue with this topic, I'd like to understand one thing. Are you taking the content in my post as my [/i]claims in particular? Because to be honest, they aren't my claims. I never claimed that Andoni is a corruption. That is the whole reason for me having stated that [i]"It is said". Don't associate me with the claim because it isn't my claim. Although, the claim makes a good deal of sense to me. Still it isn't [i]my [/i]claim. I hope you understand that, right?

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I am usually sensitive to multiple account users,i can't believe just how i never connected this ijaw citizen character to alj harem? Chai!

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I've read that article long time ago. I can't seems to undertand your analogy besides my questions is unanswered.

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I'm not sure I understand. You asked me how/why I commented that the name "Andoni" is stated to be a corruption of what the Ijo called the Obolo, and I presented you with a section from a book where the author essentially stated the same thing I stated. So, if this doesn't answer your question, then I'm not sure I understand what your question even is, though I would very much like to understand, so that I could answer accordingly.

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Here's a section from "A History of Obolo (Andoni) in the Niger Delta", written by Nkparom C. Ejituwu

[img]http://books.google.com/books?id=qGMuAQAAIAAJ&pg=PR11&img=1&pgis=1&dq=%22others+say+that+it+was+derived+from+%22Idoni,%22+the+ijo+name+for+the+people%22&sig=ACfU3U10oL-OFiuEYzoXf2YqEtprevm3lw&edge=0[/img]

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Please, Can you elucidate with clear examples or scenario why you believe ANDONI is corrupt according to the IJO? I'll be glad if you can place your research here for the sake of learning. Thanks as I await your responses

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@Afam4eva. Your question have just been answered by "chinenyeN" you're free to ask further questions if you wish . @chinenyeN. How did you come to know that corruption is synonymous to Andoni by the Ijo?

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No, Andoni and Ndoni are not the same or even similar. Andoni are a coastal group. They live right by the ocean. Their native name is Obolo. It is said that the name Andoni is a corruption of what the Ijo called them.

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Is Andoni similar to Ndoni? I've been hearing about the tribe but don't know if it's an Igbo group like Ndoni where Peter Odili hails from.

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Hi bro. . . I represent ASARAMA town. How about you? Nice to know that I've a brother here

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