Discussion in 'The Root' started by MansaMusa, Mar 19, 2016.
Nigeria’s VP abetted corruption which stole money from Boko Haram victims!
Separate nations would actually put the people in a worse off position.
Not possible. Not even possible.
Imagine your people controlling all your oil and natural gas!
My bro, do you think that the new Nigeria would just willi nilly allow Biafra to take off with the oil and natural gas? You best believe Nigeria is going to fight. Guess who will sell arms to Nigeria 2.0? The West (by way of Britain). Biafra could possibly be backed by the Chinese or Russians. You best believe once wither Russia or China starts supporting Biafra then Nigeria vs. Biafra will become a sandbox/proxy war.
Economically, Biafra will have to take loans from the World Bank/IMF. We all know what those loan terms are. You fail to pay and we'll restructure your economy to ensure your mineral resources flow to us on pennies on the dollar.
Look, I'm from Port Harcourt, my mother is from Imo. I'm a southerner through and through, but now, as Nigeria is, is not the best time for separation. You'd have two very weak states that would easily fall prey to external influence.
The real fight is in restructuring FIRST, before a last ditch effort of separation. This is where I think Ohanaeze has failed the Igbo people as far as it concerns regional development and politics. There are resources allocated to the Igbo states, but they have to pool resources together and promote integrated regional development. When that happens, you'll be surprised how quickly the message in Nigeria will change.
Northerners will never allow restructuring. Every single Northerner opposes it. From the talakawa to the Sultan.
Would you rather allow your people to be slaves in perpetuity or try to be free?
I’d rather live as a lion than die as a rat to the evil Hausa-Fulani oligarchy.
Also you didn’t even know that Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo wants restructuring. Stop mentioning them please, since you don’t know their aims.
Bro, what I didn't know, I do now know. Simply reading.
Ok, so you have Biafra now, then what? What is the plan to push the nation forward with the current leadership? If the current Igbo leadership cannot even cohesively drum up sound regional development policy the what makes you think it would all of a sudden happen in Biafra.
Please, let's face facts. The South and the East need to crawl before they walk. The corrupt politicians in Aso Rock are the same ones in Imo and Enugu and Rivers.
The South and the East need to take their opportunities when offered to them.
When GEJ was in power should have been the time to loosen the federal agencies that control the ports, roads and rails. The 2nd Niger Bridge should have been completed. More autonomy for states to fund and maintain their own rails and ports, in addition to their roads.
NIGERIAN SOLDIERS CRYING OUT FOR HELP!
Yeah I heard about the attack on I think BBC?
They reported it as the Islamic State, rather than Boko Haram, but I guess it's the same group really
Boko Haram declared allegiance to ISIS in 2014, I believe. After the main group of Boko Haram split off into different factions, one group maintained its allegiance to ISIS. I think the group which killed 100 Nigerian soldiers is the ISIS affiliated one.