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Should Igbos Join Yoruba And Hausa To "Come And Eat" In The Delta?

I have often wondered why Igbos have to seek justice and fairness in Nigeria all the time. Why can't Igbos simply just join the Yorubas and Hausas to exploit the Niger delta? Why can't Igbos just forget about fairness for once. It is obvious that no one is appreciating Igbo efforts at moving Nigeria forward through fairness. Someone here even referenced Charles Chukwuma Soludo as another example of Igbo greed! The best Central Bank of Nigeria Governor in my lifetime (so far) is termed a greedy man! Haba!

Nigeria is already moving from making the Naira "a reference currency in Africa" to amassing foreign debt again within a few months of Soludo's ouster.

I think the question is, can Ndigbo just forget about justice and fairness for once and simply join the feast, even if the host turns into Somaliland?

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A quick check at the people involved in the Siemens and the haliburton deals which have all former heads of state involved would reveal the core of Nigeria's problems the people and tribes that squandered the God given resources and privilege that Nigeria had.

Nigeria had the potential s that China, India and Brazil had and it had more privilege of becoming a successful nation than south Korea and Vietnam in the 70s but for kleptomaniacs and mediocres who found them selves in th corridors of power so much so that a former head of state once cried that the problem pf Nigeria was not money but what to do with it

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invercargill

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Where's Invercargill?

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the issue of Nigerians and property e get as e be.

In some areas, people fighting over inheritance and property, have been known to wander off for decades in a semi-crazed state while under the influence of juju- all done by members of their own family.

imo, its much better to have one's own property. God willing, it wont be a statistic.

This is why many Indians, middle easterners, etc, tend to keep jewels as property, alongside real estate. Precious stones and gold have more motility than land and houses.

Note: am not a speculator selling gold or diamonds.

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You need to brush up on your general knowledge of what's going on. It's not second hand story that a house my father built in PH in 1957-58, with his name to the title and all is presently forcefully occupied by another man in the name of abandoned property. The house still stands for all to see----how's that a second hand story?

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You guys get problem with Ijaw people too?

All this hand me down and second hand stories by your elders ain't doing poo but poisoning you guys.

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You hit nail on the head.

Despite everything, many people from the so-called Niger Delta are still as virulent against Igbos, fairness, and the truth as they were in 1967.

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This discussion is good because I would hate for us Igbos to make another strategic mistake again. We want to be sure where things stand before deciding on what is best for us and our children. We must learn from the past so as to avoid another mistake. Morality is not always the best basis for making decisions that border on survival. Some of the people wishing us extinction are our neighbors (morality or not!). So, we must really shine our eyes well well this time!

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@ Onlytruth

My friend, I do not intend to constitute a negative stumbling block to such perceptive idea of Ndigbo's participation in discourse about the so-called Niger Delta. However, the only thing that will remain constant in the region is majority of the inhabitants who seemed to remain ungrateful to Ndigbo.

My people say that when a person is stung by a bee, the person tends to run on sight of a greenfly.

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We probably should have done to Port Harcourt, what the Yorubas did to Lagos -invite all to come and eat! I know the Yorubas won't let something like that happen in core Yorubaland like Abeokuta, Ibadan and others. They sold the ekos to the highest bidder!

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I know there is oil in Igboland. Thanks for helping us understand how much and when it all began.

My question though is, to what extent should the Igbos care about injustice in delta or anywhere in Nigeria. Shouldn't we just join the feast and make hay? We all know that no tribe can out-compete  the Igbo in any area. The only thing (historically) setting us back (at least when compared to what others have done in Nigeria), is our addiction to fairness and progress. Believe me a lot of Igbos will come out of this discussion "wiser".

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@ Poster

The answer to the question is capital negative affirmation. There is nothing that would have attracted Yoruba, Hausa, Fulani, Nupe to the so-called Niger Delta that Igbo lands do not have. The only common attraction is termed crude oil.

And even with draconian boundary adjustment policy adopted by the federal government of Nigeria, primarily to cede crude oil producing areas in Igbo land to the minorities, Igbo land has much crude oil as does the so-called Niger Delta, if not more.

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@ Post

God forbid! Me an Igbo man have the same aspiration with an Northerner who's lifetime ambition is to travel down south to become a maiguard or mai ruwa or an ofe mmanu guy who can take loan from a bank for owambe?

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Nairaland has a whole lot of fools.when few people that happen to be from an ethnic group commit a crime,then the entire ethnic group is guilty.ask yourselves this question.what if an igbo or yoruba president had ordered the massacre of boko haram wouldnt you fools on nairaland tribalise that.eg bombing of atlas cove became bombing of yoruba.RUBBISH!!

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Igbos are already doing that maybe they are just leaving you out of it.

Zik aligned with Balewa as Assistant and figurehead president right?

Ekwueme aligned with Shagari as figure head president again right?

Sylvester Ugo aligned with Bashir Tofa as Vice president right?

Arthur Nzeribe helped scuttle June 12 the fairest election in Nigeria right?

Uche Chukwumerije was a willing tool to supress a popular cry for justice right?

Walter Ofona goro was a willing tool to stamp out the cry for fairness and justice right?

Chuba Okadigbo aligned with Buhari as Vice President?

Achike Udenwa, and other South East governors have been lining their pockets

Now Dora Akunyili is the voice of the puppet president.

Maybe you should ask your brothers and sisters why they have been leaving you out of the loot

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Why all this over interest on who is hausa, ibo or nupe?

We all are created by one God and we are all black people that grew up and saw ourselves living together in the same nation.

Deciding where you move to is like asking God if he is wise enough to put you where you found yourself. We are all one and should behave so.

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I'm sure they did that in the days of slavery hence the old ties. But no one says they are barred from core Igboland today. Bottomline is -both sides are not mutually exclusive.

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@post.your assumptions are biased.yorubas and hausas are not sharing any oil money.most of them are suffering just like most of us.the truth is that few people(mostly ex-military men) who happened to be mostly from north and south-west are guilty.it is also obvious that few igbos,ijaws,ogoni and more are also guilty of oil blood money.

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@ Post,

Maybe because vast tracks of Igbo lands are also in the Niger-Delta?

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lol. onlytruth wants to "come and eat"? onijekuje

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I said "interesting", because a friend of mine from Asaba thinks Igbos should join Hausa and Yoruba people to deal with the troublesome Ijaw and Ogoni people once and for all. While there maybe some Machiavellian merits to this idea on the short run, on the long run we would all loose.

For one, Igbos say that whoever is holding you down is invariably holding himself down too.

Another reason is that where Igboland stops and Ijawland begins has not really been agreed upon.

The third reason is that where Igbo people stops and where Ijaws start is also hard to discern--the 2 tribes are very related by blood, geography, and custom.

Finally, while some Igbos are angry enough with some core delta people, the majority of Igbos would not support such action, because it's not just in their nature.

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Are you dead ? Life continues you know and records can always be broken

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if you dont know everyone eats from the niger delta dont just name the Yoruba or hausas ,  EDOS, IJAW, IGBOS URHOBO do it also

yoruba have always done fine with out the delta all of nigeria knows that

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Very interesting idea.

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