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Would Things Have Been Different in Nigeria if We Had A Principal Ethnic Group?

I've always thought that one of the reasons for the woes in Nigeria is the fact that we have 3 Major ethnic groups who never agree on anything. I can't remember any country on the surface of the earth that have several major ethnic groups that are very close in terms of population like Nigeria. Maybe if we had one of Igbo(IBO), Hausa or Yoruba and other smaller ethnic group nigeria won't be in the sutuation it is today.

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It would have been worse.

We would have been like Niger or Ethiopia or DR Congo.

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saiyaman (f)+ beaf (m)= BISEXUAL ONLYLIER.

How many users name have you , silly Bottom!

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What Supremacy?

All I am doing here is rolling out the facts to back up the answer to the question being asked by the poster.

The man asked if things would have been different in Nigeria if we have had a PRINCIPAL Ethnic Group and I agreed with him that, if Nigerians had allowed the most organised, most sophisticated and most educated ethnic group in Nigeria (which is obviously the Yoruba) to rule the country things would have been different- there would had been no corruption, no complancency, no sick president who doesn't know the path of honour, Nigeria would had mobile phone ten years earlier, Nigeria would have won the world cup, we would have had a national carrier, and we would have been respected all over the world just like the world press praise Late AWOLOWO as the man who had criterion to be British Prime Minister and Obasanjo who introduced so much reformes into Nigertian polity.

If Nigerians had allowed Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo to rule, every part of Nigeria would have had free education. Every part of Nigeria would have benefited from Yoruba sophistication and social advancement. I'll give you an example, come to the UK and every establishment has at least one Yorubaman or people with Yoruba names working for them at senior level (lie?, do the research and find oput what Iam saying)

Obasanjo (an outcast Yoruba man) leadership and admnistartions both as a military head of state and as a civilian president are still the best in Nigeria. If Obasanjo who comes from a principal ethnic group had been allowed to do the third Nigeria wouldn't had been in this mess.

It is difficult to admit but its obvious that other ethnic groups do not like US (Yoruba). They do not like our pilitical, social and economic advancement, But enu lajo'wa. We would continue going in circle until they recognise our principality and give us the respect we deserve, because as Yoruba adage says 'Eni to gbe ese le'niyan lori owun na ko'ni kuro lojukan (You that hold someone down will also not move. As they are trying to hold Yoruba progress down they -other ethnic groups -too will not have progress.

Its not supremacy but a bitter true that''s difficult to swallow.

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Of course there are deprived areas, but they are not our minority areas and we do not wish to be consigned to anybodies chauvinistic backyard.

I understand that they might cause offense, but they were necessary in the face of OPCmans falsehoods and provocations.

The photo's have been deleted http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-395698.0.html#msg5484608

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You have come back from your robbery operation abi? Now you are back typing crap on your stolen computer. Guguru is in your brain. Ode, lastma official!

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Please stop this Yoruba supremacy talk; it is not helpful.

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What was the point of producing those pictures? Are the areas in those pictures the only deprived areas in Nigeria? Are there no deprived areas in the Niger Delta? There are slums in every country, including the US.

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^^^

He tried to steal Edo and Delta and beaf [/b]called him to order. That was [b]beaf's "crime". He convicted him in his tribal kangaroo court and sentenced him!

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ONLYTRUTH ONLYLIER + BEAF EWU MEAT= EX-CONVICT IN DRUG AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

British police and FBI is looking for you, fcking bastard Nigerians who are disgracing Nigerians

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My brother thank you jare!

I can't understand why people like him believe that minorities are items to be kicked about. He must be a very obnoxious and unrefined person.

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Don't know why the fuse here because the yoruba speaking people in edo and delta state is not up to 3% of those states. There are more niger delta people in yoruba states aka ijaw ilaje than yoruba speaking people inh niger delta.

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Ethnic group or no ethnic group!!. There is what is called ETHICS- the principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group. Why can't we implement ethics in our personal, group and global relationships .

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http://www.vbs.tv/watch/vbs-news/inside-sudan

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That is sure not possible;I mean, every1 can't leave. Itz just an opinion. Many lives have been delayed, hindered and drawn back in Nigeria, especially the youths. I pray the country gets better someday. N, not just Nigeria, including few African countries.

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And if everyone leaves, what will be next?

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Frankly speaking,according to what ive seen and heard so far, Nigeria is not getting better. If you think you can make it somewhere abroad, Ild advice you to get your a*s outta that country,  Don't keep consoling urselves. Nigeria is a beautiful country, but its disadvantages are far more than its advantages.

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In black Africa, Nigeria is as good as it gets. If you are Nigerian, be grateful, take a pilgrimage home and go kiss her wonderful soil.

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Everything is the problem with Nigeria.

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I say it in capital letter:

YORUBA OF WESTERN PART OF NIGERIA IS THE PRINCIPAL ETHNIC GROUP IN NIGERIA

How do you define the principal group (you olodos)? If you look at the influence the Yoruba have in and outside Nigeria you will know that WE are the principal. If you look at the number of Nigerians who speak and dying to speak Yoruba you will know that WE are the principal.

According to a claim, a Yoruba man singlehandedly put a president in power. A Yorubaman determined the faith of a secceeding tribe/nation in Nigeria. Yoruba is first in everything in Nigeria so WE are the principal. But you guys don't want to accept due to bad belle, hate, jealousy and envy. Sugbon enu la'jo wa yen. Continue not given us the respect WE deserve and the country will continue drifting into abyss.

English are the most sophisticated (and hated) people in Britain but you cannot take the credit of developing the country away from them ditto Saddam Hussein of tiekri in Iraq, his tribe developed Iraq, The Boa in South Africa were the most hated group but they developed the country. All because you hate the Yoruba sophitication, knowledge and power you keep stabbing us at the back, hahhaaa, na in circle we go dey run till the world comes to an end.

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The problem is that you're using the wrong word.

If i may ask OPC, are you a lagos indigene?

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You're not far from the truth. Lagos is indegenously yoruba. But that does not mean they own the current lagos state. With your theory it means the Edo people actually own lagos because they once occupied the territory called lagos.

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Lagos is in the south west of Nigeria and solid and important part of the yoruba empire. While the State is essentially a Yoruba-speaking environment, it is a socio-cultural melting pot attracting both Nigerians and foreigners alike.  If you claim any other tribe owns the state apart from the yorubas  - please let them contest for the governorship election.   Lagos state has seen more development than any other states in Nigera this could be down to fact it formerly held  seat of Government  .

When the Igbos finally get independence are you going to take Lagos with you. I doubt it .  Please be advised Nigeria belongs to all Nigerian although one might be not be welcomed in particular areas which is the reality.

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We actually have. But aspirations are too diverse that its difficult to agree on anything. The best thing for Nigeria is to decentralize power and give power back to the zones. This will reduce the attention to the center.

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Only if they respect the rights of the minority.

There are many nations where you have conflict between the principle ethnic group and the minorities, such as the Turks and Kurds in Turkey, the Han and Ughurs in China, the Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka etc etc etc.

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Fail.

If you look carefully, you will see that they are your wretchedly treated minorities. In fact one of those pics is in the middle of town (you can make that out if you look carefully).

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^ That looks like pics from the delta

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They do not blow pipline. Why would they want to blow up pipeline , they get job in the oil sector. most of them would loss thier job. I think some igbos are the only bombing the place. . i think it is mossob. . they asking for ralph release, so you know it is mossob.

they are ok people.

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the advantage of a clear majority is clear. It reduce tribalist. in the case of Ghana, the minority have aLway rule. The president of Ghana is not an ashanti.This really HAVE not worry must ashanti people. they have majority in the national assembly, so they do not care. you cant win all the time. And beaf itsekiri are yorubas. go to ondo state.

Do you know what lokili is?  or what kiwiwi is.?   To a average yorubaman, the first lokili, they may know. because sunny Ade music. but the second word. they do not know. but that word is only knew by people from ondo state.  Aother word is lodogbo?  Only people from ondo state would tell you the meaning.

In ondo state, they do not say Oda, wish means, it is good. They say, osan. which is the same in itsekiri.

if you take some word in Okun from kogi state. you would never understand. I have study yoruba from different group. it is very different. even ijebu and egba are different.

in ilorin, they would say Oko pa wa po.   which could mean several thing in yoruba. The vehicle killed them.

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Just Bleep off.

We don't have any wannabe's; go and take care of your Ilaje and Egun minorities before you cast your eye outside your area. Ode.

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@OPC man

Yoruba states are:Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ekiti.

States where Yoruba and others are found are: Lagos-Yoruba70% and Egun; Ondo-Yoruba80% and Izon; Kwara-Yoruba 50%; Kogi-Yoruba 15%.

Since the fall of Oyo empire about 300 years ago, The Yorubas have not be annexing territories. It will be destructive for any person or persons to continue from the where the Old Oyo empire stopped. Hence, do not march towards Delta and Edo states, they are NO-GO-AREAS.

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Constitution doesn't' determine who owns a city. The majority settlers determines the owner of the city. Edinbragh and Glasgow belongs to the Scottish. Cardiff belongs to Welsh people, London- although a comopolitan city- belongs to the English. Quebec belongs to French Canadians while other part of Canada belongs to English speaking Canadians.

South-Western part of Nigeria including Lagos belongs to Yoruba. Whether you guys like it or not, Lagos is belongs to the Yoruba.

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I have to disagree with you that Yorubas (I am one) are the primary ethnic group in Nigeria.  In the absence of reliable data to verify your claim, 

no tribe Nigeria can lay claim to be the primary ethnic group. If anything, I would say the combination of Hausa/Fulani is probably more like it.

In any event,  the problem of Nigeria is far deeper than having a primary group that can take charge of the affairs of the nation.

Our fundamental problems are deep-seated corruption in high places and the progressive meltdown of our judiciary system

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Is it in the Nigerian constitution that an ethnic group can own a city? An ethnic group can only wade more influence if there population is overwhelmingly greater which is not the case with lagos. Lagos is the most cosmopolitan city in Nigeria. Every citizen in Nigeria have equal right irrespective of where they live.

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Your brother Obasanjo was too afraid to allow the last census to carry tribal data because of what he might find. I won't say anything except that our census should confirm your claim, else it is mere claims based on the figment of your imagination.

I believe in regional parties because the PDP and all Nigerian national parties have been fake parties based on "come and eat".

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Do yorubas exclusively own lagos? Man you're living in the past. It's just like saying American indians own america. Pls be careful when choosing your words.

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Several ethnic group is not the problem. The problem is rivalry envy, jealousy and bad belle. We pretend to like each other- because of oil money- when in actual fact we don't. If the oil dries out tomorrow the North will quit Nigeria in speed of light. Midbelters will tell you they are not Hausa-Fulani. Or tell me do Ibos like the Yorubas if not because of Lagos?

Yoruba is not nationalistic in nature and culture (except those in NPN and now PDP) the reason other tribes see them as too tribalistic. However, this shouldn't has caused problem if the bastard political jobbers with inferiority complex had allowed each ethnic group to manage its own affairs.

And on principal ethnic group, people can take it or leave- Yoruba is the PRINCIPAL ethnic group in Nigeria. The Yoruba of Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Kwara, Kogi, Lagos, Ekiti, Osun, plus the Yoruba in Delta and Edo; and the fact that over 60% of Nigerians speak Yoruba make us the principal ethnic group but other tribe don't like us out of jealousy. If Yoruba is given chance and opportunity to rule the country, we would transform it like the English single handededly transformed Great Britain (UK). BUT WOULD THEY ALLOW US? I DON'T THINK SO.

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The three ethnic groups are our problem in Nigeria.

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