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Is It Just Me Or Do Ibos Simply Dislike Yorubas?!?

I have come to the conclusion that Ibos are very tribalistic. Although, not all of them are that way, obviously, but I find that in my conversations with Nigerians the ones always quick to spew tribal hatred (mostly unjustified) are the ibos. Since joining NL a few days ago, I've read many posts and noticed that when ever a tribalistic issue is brought up its usually the ibo throwing it against a yoruba. i'm not nigerian, so dont accuse me of being anti-ibo or being yoruba. My (Step)Father raised me for 23 yrs he's Nigerian(ibo), my sisters are Nigerian so relax on the impending insults. I asked my step-dad why it seemed like ibos unjustifiably hate despise the yorubas and he the explanation he gave me was that the ibo's blame their loss of the civil war on the yorubas. I've read a few books on the Nigerian civil war and i think the war was ill-conceived on the part of the ibo leaders at the tme so they have themselves to blame. Understandably, the ibo's "might" have a reason to view the yorubas with suspicion, but should that always amount to the hatred i see them exhibiting from time to time. PLEASE, INSTEAD OF INSULTS, BE HONEST IN YOUR REPLIES as I expect this to be a touchy subject and I know some people might want to insultingly deny the obvious truth!!!!

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uhm i think you should say

"It doesnt take a genius to know that biafrans dont like yorubas."

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being an igbo myself,i will present only my personal view from experiences and direct info from my elders.growing up in a middle class home i never knew about tribalism and self-denial.it was during my youth service that i experienced it for the first time.i served in a south-western state and they refused to give all igbos accomodation.the only igbos that got accomodation needed self-denial.one was from agbor in delta and had to prove that he was not really igbo.the second was from ndele which is in rivers state.my second experience was nddc interview in port-harcourt where i was attacked by some ijaws because i seemed to have done well.they said that i was from imo which is igbo and not niger-delta.being someone that grew up in a mixed environment i can recall that we loved ourselves irrespective of tribes and till this day my friends are mixture of all ethnic groups.my third experience was on nairaland.most of these tribalists are of low life and never inter-married or mingled with other ethnic groups.i sometimes out of anger make some tribalistic remarks but they are usually in self defence.the difference between igbos and yorubas is that igbos know yorubaland more than yorubas know igboland.i travelled with my friend(a yoruba) to aba and he was stunned at the size and population.he told me that he never knew that a town of that size existed in the heart of igboland.he even said that with the population of igbos in the south-west,he thought igboland would be empty.this is just one guys view but it represents the view of many.

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I really love the way this thread is going?

Where are those Nairalanders whose only hobby is cussing? They should come in and get cure.

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of course i would be the product of a leakn condom once u dont have a valid reason to help me understand that im wrong. i mean take a look at the fineprint underneath ur profile>>> IBO MAN FIRST, BEFORE BEING A NIGERIAN. i rest my case!!!!

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Poster is a product of a leaking condom and does not deserve a response!

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anybody can say or type what they like, Yoruba are tribalist blah blah blah, Ibo are tribalists blah blah blah, Hausa are extremists blah blah blah, the question is are you a racists or tribalists? check yourself before accusing others.

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Is it not clear now that the poster is Yoruba. See how he defends them the way no neutral outside can do. Hahahahah!

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@omo ibo the relationship between us is cool. he's my dad, what can i say? of course, grown up i had my times rebelling but he's been there for me all my life. he doesnt treat me any different than he'll treat his own son. lol. no im not asking this maybe cus i "hate"him.no, not at all. on the contrary im asking cus its something i always noticed. my dad's been here since he was 18, i think, so he's very open minded he's in his 60s now (the old fart.lol). he's the most reasonable person u can ever have a conversation with

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@otokx thanx for validating my point about yalls bigotry. notice, that each ibo that responds to my question continually exhibits it?!!!?? "the average yoruba man is loud and cunning" "he floods his people into government". i dont know ur definition of loud or ur definition of average, what i do know is that THE AVERAGE NIGERIAN IS LOUD AS HELL AND CUNNING AS A FOX!!!! so, dont you think thats more about who u guys are than what a certain "part" of u guys are?

@billymuse,u clearly are right that they view each other with suspicion and that they all hate each other. u just might as well be right that the yorubas are more diplomatic, hence they "hide" their "hatred properly. who knows? im just going on what i SEE .

@OLAFOLARIN u hit the nail on the head. yeah, what i saw all these years was "controlled disdain" for the yorubas. and  ure right about them not showing it on the outside, but in the living rooms. pheewww!!!

read up and down NL,other nigerian blogs, and a place i also just got hipped to a few days ago (saharareport), once a crime is  reported the ibos are quick to claim "victory" by stating that it was a yoruba that committed the crime, forgetting that when others look at the criminal they see "a NIGERIAN", not a certain tribe member. to show u how, bigoted i found out the are, most of the drug (and even fraud arrests) i see in the papers (free local new york/new jersey), or on the internet are ibo names!!!! i believe to a freakn large extent i recognize an ibo name when i see one. but, i dont see the yorubas gloat when an ibo gets arrested. a friend even showed me that most of the drug smugglers busted at the airport in nigeria are ibos, most of the drug dealers facing death sentences in far off asian countries are ibos, u dont see the yorubas thumping their chest about that.

   now, scour the internet, a creditcard ring was busted apparently comprising of mainly yorubas; read the comments and u'll see that the ibos were quick to gleefully  point out that the culprits were yorubas; like the average american cares what tribe the criminal was.pshhh

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brooklyn99, whatsup son??

Just a quickie,  . .

Whats the relationship between you and your stepfather like??

Do you get along??

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One thing some of us don't like is the reality of facts. The typical Yoruba man is loud and very cunning; we in the niger delta have observed how they have flooded all the oil companies with their fellow Yoruba's. The Ibos woke up a little late but have none the less joined in this nepotistic behaviour. Ibos don't generally dislike the person of the Yoruba, they hate some of the evil that seems to stick like glue.

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Yoruba are tribalist, just like their distant Ibo (Jewish!) cousin and their Hausa (Arab) relative.

The 3 major Nigeria tribes dont like each other. Hausa shows their hatred by killing; using religion as a facade. Igbo people use Unclad armed robbery, selling fake drugs products, and maliciously dominating the economy of the other tribes using mafia style racketerring, blackmail and criminal conspiracy. They see it as a revenge for what they suffered in the civil war. Yoruba on the other hand are more diplomatic and insidious, they pinch you and blow some cool air to ease the pain. Its a jungle among the tribes: dog eat dog.

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Can we go back to the topic and stop all these personal attacks.KIDS!!!!!!!!

Personally, the tensioon between ibos and Yorubas is something i never noticed at home.I lived in lagos and i know that Ibos in Lagos have controlled disdain(when aT ALL) for yorubas.In the privacy of their living rooms,they might express their anger or hatred but it is not shown outside.In general,Yorubas have been great accommodaters of the IBOS.

Historically,The Ibos believe the ill-concieved civil war was lost because of the yorubas.The continous marginalisation of the Ibo nation is also blamed on the yorubas.

But antecedents has shown and proofed otherwise.

The south-west was against the move for seccession being agitated by Ojukwu.SW leaders at the time felt Nigeria (despite its diversty)should remain one.

Ojukwu and his co-horts felt otherwise and wanted unfailingly to be alone.This automatically pitches the yorubas with Hausas against  the seccession agitators(SE).Hence the civil war.

It is still a Yoruba man who was highly instrumental in ending the war they it did.

But afterwar development of the Ibo nation was mainly scuttled and hijacked by the Ibo leadership.The Federal Govt's ineptitude or lack of commitment to SE's economic independence also helped in wrecking the Ibo economy.

But years after the civil war,ZIK was the leader of the whole country and had opportutnity to at least develop his area but he didnt do that with utmost conviction and agility compared to what AWolowo did to SW when he was Premier of the SW.

There is one more reason the Ibos should be appreciatrive of the Yorubas:

Every Ibo indigene should should compare Yoruba friendliness to the Ibos compared to Hausas hostilities.There is constant attack and violence on Ibos in the Northern part of the country compared to the complete peace and tranquility,commercial bouyancy and economic independence enjoyed by the same Ibos in SW.Ibos feel at home in lagos and even have a high chief and tradistional ruler in Lagos.Traditrional marriages,August meeting,etc is now being held in Lagos.Is it the same in the conservative North?

I sincerely dont want to picture a situation where the Yorubas will send all Ibos in their land packing.It will be population and economic tsunami for the Ibo nation.Much morse than what happened before and after the civil war.

Disdain for each other will never bring good results.We now have inter-tribal marriages,appointments etc.It is unfortunate the civil war happened but we should grow above tribal sentiments and move to a more harnessing platform.

With my comments,i expect so much peeps and slaps but truth remains the truth.

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Guy you must think from your Bottom, you just make some silly remark about a whole tribe and you say you did not generalize

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@poster,

sorry! U can always jump off a clif

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@Beaf, ive been waiting for ur ugly Bottom and been wondering to myself "where the hell is that manliness face that i fantasize so much about blowing a load in his face". u piece of shi.t, why the hell are you twisting my words. did i come out specifically to call nigerians pieces of poo or did i pick the offending individual out. freakn homo internet ninja, did i generalize?did i insult the whole population. u know what, i wont even descend to ur level U PIECE OF SH.IT!!!!

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So you, a fuc.king hispanic think you can come here and say Africans are pieces of sh.it?

Have you sorted the reason why your parents, brothers, sisters , aunties and uncles are all high on coke and gunning each other down over drugs? You are probably too drugged up to fit into society.

Ungrateful bastard that was picked from the gutter by a Nigerian step dad.

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all i see is hot gas

no one is pissed, if youve been on NL long enough (which you havent) youll get tired of topics like this.

i bet if you type in the search engine 50 if not more topics will come up just like this one

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ok @ the amaka i'm guessing youre ibo, actually not guessing, im sure of it cus u seem to be really pissed that i posted such a topic. and Nchara u also remind me of that dummy in cali

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@ the amaka u remind me of this benin i met in Cali a while back. i was there with my boys from england one was full ibo through his parents(had visited nigeria,probably,only twice in his life, the other was of jamaican ancestry; never been anywhere near africa in his life http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/4512203.stm). how is it this morose benin man, like a thousand yrs old, would go spreading rumors that they were both Nigerians and that they were'nt really british and that they had nigerian accents.fools!!!!just when a person tries to be nice and not impose or "feel" better, Nigerians take u for a dummy. i notice that the only group yall respect is those that talk down on u and treat u like crap.

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do i hear a heart attack?

(sings) "SOMEONE PLEASE CALL 911!"

hahahahaha

"I SAID IT AGAIN" just scream it to the world why dont you. lol

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yeah @ the amaka ur nothing but a village jump off. i said it again. ure like the secnd most ignorant person i ever met and ive never even met ur (i'm sure) fat, acne infested, ugly, self. stalking a nigga like no man's biz.arrrggggghhhh

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I know it will be asking for too much, to advice that we stay away from tribalistic stuff like this, we all one Nigerian, and we need to find a way to stay united, at least, let us have a Mini Nigeria here on nairaland that we would like the main Nigeria to model after.

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lol@sjeezy. im not crazy. it just pisses me the Bleep off when i meet ignorance. and its usually the illiterate, low life Nigerians that get on my nerves the most. no matter how u try to be nice to them they always show ignorance. growing up these fcukers had the nerve to say i was trying to "fit in". fit in with who? i was just doing me being comfortable with who i was/ and was with (ie my sisters). these fools just piss me off!!!!

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lol he called you a village jump off yo dat was funny tho no lie. Crazy Bottom mofo

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hes not mixed hes black

just hispanic and a crazy man aswell

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please i think you need to get some sleep. abeg.

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Look amaka, I have in-law that igbos. My cousin is married to an igbo woman. She has the same last name or surname with me.  I have cousin who are igbo. my cousin is married to an igboman , her lastname or surname is igbo name. I have nephew and niece who are igbo. In-law too who are igbos. So how can I hate igbos. No.

Look my inlaw are igbos.

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i have no regret, in trying to make the north majority. I stand before God and he see my heart, that I am doing the right thing knowing the history of Nigeria.

I say may God judge me for this.

I have to go, tomorrow is sunday.

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you talk as if you and God just had a conversation.

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what is prayer amaka. ? Prayer is talking to God.

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Look amaka, seen the satellite pictures, if I was greed, i would call for electoral reform, since we are majority and  impose democracy that would be against  the north. The same way, they impose an unfair system on us  for 40 years. I have not done so in any of my post. I have said, let us be fair. And make the north  majority by removing the yorubas, edo, delta and bayelsa state into benin republic.

That is what President do. They make good decision which is best for the majority. And not impose system that would lead to civil war for thier own selfishness.

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yes amaka, i want to be president. even look at my statement. I could be greed and say we remove the yorubas and igbos into benin republic and leave the north with no revenue. President do not do that. As president , you think what is best for a nation . And how to avoid a civil war . You dont think of your own selfishness and desire for second term over the lifes of the people.

The people of Nigeria comes first. What is best for majority  of the people.

If I am president, I would never discriminate against northerner. God made them northerner. They are human being you know. They want to live and take care of thier children. oil is a gift of God amaka, no man made oil.

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the yorubas do not dislike the igbos really, we get alone very well. apart from location of oil, which if we remove the whole of the south into benin republic. the north would get zero revenue, the solution would have been to remove the igbos alone with the yorubas into benin republic. but that leaves the north with no revenue.

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the guy said he is Colombian now.

ah ahn.

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The poster is american in another thread he didnt know things a Nigerian would know.

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dont worry next week he'll be Jamaican.

but yeah its recommended that all new people use the search button, so as not to repeat old topics.

there have probably been at least 50 topics like this before.

but all jokes aside, the search button is a good idea.

ON TOP OF ALL THAT, WRONG SECTION!

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You are a Nigerian and a Yoruba so quit the useless pretence. Nobody is buying your obvious lies about not being Nigerian and having an Ibo step father blah blah blah.

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oh really? i just joined a few days ago and have made that observation. so if it's overflogged, i guess there must be some truth to what i stated then.

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overflogged matter and a fake poster. Not worth discussing over and over again.

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