A Nairalander with the moniker Chtististruth00 has affirmed the fact that Igbos were the Aborigines of Ile Ife. According to him, 77 Igbo aboriginal kings had ruled Ife before the warrior Oduduwa arrived the scene and created a new order. Continue reading “77 Igbo Kings had ruled Ife before the Yoruba warrior Oduduwa arrived, starting from about 300 BC- Christisthetruth001”
Igbo people were taken in relatively high numbers to Jamaica as slaves, so it’s no surprise that there’s some in Igbo language in the Jamaican Patois language.
the Igbo People of Jamaica (Tumblr)
Never heard about the Igbo People of Jamaica? There is in fact a group of people in Jamaica called “Red Ibo” because of the light skinned nature of the original Igbo slaves.
The “Red Ibo” or “Red Eboe” was used to refer to the Igbo slaves in Jamaica because of their light skin. Igbo slaves were also distinguished physically by their fair or “yellow” skin tones.
Today, in Jamaica, “red eboe” is used to describe people with light skin tones with African features. Continue reading “About The Igbos Of Jamaica”
If you read between the lines of what the Northern youths, some of their elders have been saying, you will notice that their grand design is to isolate the South East Igbos from the South South Igbos and cut a South East independent Biafra off from access to the sea, then impose crippling export duties, trade, travel and emigration restrictions on it. In their recent letter to Acting President Osinbajo, the youths stated,
“The Igbo from all over the country and in the Diaspora should be advised to converge in their region in the South-East – notice they did not add South South where Igbo Land has Asaba, as well as the ports of Port Harcourt (Igwe Ocha), Onne, and Bonny (Igwe Ngaa) – for a plebiscite to be organized and conducted by the United Nations and other regional bodies for them to categorically to decide between remaining part of Nigeria or having their separate country. That government should at the end of the plebiscite implement whatever is agreed and resolved in order to finally put this matter to rest.
“Lastly, we pray His Excellency to study the references forwarded with this letter dispassionately and decide who is more in the wrong between those who openly pledge allegiance to a country other than Nigeria backing it up with persistent threats of war and those of us whose allegiance remains with the Nigerian state but simply urge that the secessionists be allowed to actualize their dream peacefully throw universally entrenched democratic options”.
Unfavourable Customs Union
If the South East allows itself to be deceived, the trade marginalization that they will impose will be worse than any marginalization of Igbo traders currently, because such a landlocked new country carved out from only South East will depend on Nigeria for every item they import or export. If the economy of such new country is growing, some people can just sit down in Abuja and decide to impose punishing tariffs on certain goods, making your goods too expensive in the international market, sabotaging all your efforts.
Continue reading “Port Harcourt, Bonny, Onne Ports At Stake If Igbos Chose Biafra Referendum”
Macof has made the following comment on Nairaland in our post on Obatala towns of Igbo Land and Yoruba Land: While it’s true that Yoruba and Igbo share common origin, that history is not what you are posting here
Yoruba and Igbo connection goes way back, older than the events of the Obatala and oduduwa period.
Every town descendants of Obatala founded are on record, even more clarity exists in this case than that of towns founded by descendants of Oduduwa.
This is the reply we will give him:
What will you say about the town of Oguta in Imo State that has an Owu Festival like other Owu towns in today’s Yoruba Land, aongst other similar features like the Osere and Iyasare titles (Ugbo Ilaje people call their own Yasara). The Oguta even believe that they came from somewhere West of the Niger.