Ethnic agitations are at the forefront of Nigeria’s public discourse. The Biafra struggle is again taking center stage of global opinion about Nigeria.It will be wise for Nigeria’s elite to heed the reawakened cries of its marginalized underbelly and take steps to seriously restructure its political federation
Map of Biafra
It would be wise for Nigeria’s elite to seriously heed the reawakened cries of its marginalized underbelly. Ethnic agitations will not go away. Give to each people their own- the right to be masters of themselves and directors of their destiny.
Adebayo Alonge (Solutions Ideator)
The Indigenous People of Biafra Movement has captured the attention of debate in Nigeria and is beginning to drive more global attention to separatist agitations in Nigeria.
The Movement wants an Independent Homeland for the Igbo ethnic group outside of the Nigerian country structure.
The case for this echoes back to the mid 1960’s when between 30-60K Igbos (30K alone in September 1966) were killed in Northern Nigeria. Multiple thousands of Northerners were also killed in the Eastern region although this is less often recounted.
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The Yoruba are Nigeria’s first nation but their historic advantages are eroding.
This first part series aims to trace the early origins of their historic advantages
Yoruba Brass Heads
The Yoruba are Nigeria’s first nation. Their historic advantages are eroding and the nation needs a renaissance
The Yoruba are an African ethnic group occupying a total land area of 142,000+ sq.km (2x size of Ireland). Their lands span Western Nigeria through the country called Benin into Eastern Togo. 60 million people across the world identify as Yoruba- similar population to France or Italy.
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