Video: The Igbos are the richest, most educated Nigerians in the country today- Sen Ben Murray-Bruce | Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog

LI_Leaderboard_4

LI_Leaderboard_1

LI_Leaderboard_2

LI_Leaderboard_3

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Video: The Igbos are the richest, most educated Nigerians in the country today- Sen Ben Murray-Bruce

Yesterday, the senate had a debate on the need for National Unity and Peaceful Coexistence in Nigeria. While speaking on the floor, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce said that the Igbos who are currently saying they are marginalized, are the richest, most industrious and educated people in the country. He stressed the need for those clamoring for war to be educated on the dangers of war as seen in the 1967-1970 civil war in Nigeria.


"They say the Igbos were marginalized. They fought a war and they lost. Today, they are the most industrious people in the country. They are the richest Nigerians in the country today. They are one of the most educated people in Nigeria today, yet they feel marginalized. If you compare the Ibo man to the other sectors of the society, you would say the Igbos are very privileged because of what they have. Yet, a generation of Igbos say they are marginalized and they want to secede and want a Nation. A young generation of people who have never seen bloodshed, destruction, people being killed, amputated, families being divided, can surely think like that. But what have we done as a Nation to educate them about the destruction of what? Absolutely nothing"he said
According to him, it is important for Nigeria's education system to teach young Nigerians about the ills of war.

Watch a video of him speaking below...


92 comments:

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Igbos are survivors. They will survive with or without this country.

Long live LIB

Anonymous said...

Of course they're rich. Why wouldn't they be? Stupid talk from someone who's supposed to be educated. 😕

Manuel Kunmi said...

lmao!!! I hear

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Eziokwu

Nkechi Monday said...

Nice

Common sense



Stop wasting money on high data. Get free browsing cheat on all networks

emy zeal said...

You can't understand the meaning of that word becos u re a fool,we re the engine room of this country yet we enjoy little of everything,jonathan was made president becos of what fool

Anonymous said...

They are the richest? Hmm,by drug trafficking, kidnapping, importation of fake drugs, robbery etc.

Anonymous said...

And where dd he get his statistics from.??..Truth is every politician is trying to get igbo favours by saying stuff that is pleasing to their ears..I Hope the Igbos can see what these praise singers are trying to do

Anonymous said...

Richest?? ..Maybe ..Most enterprising?? absolutely yes......Most educated ??..i dont think so..Politicians and sweet mouth.He knows his audience that they don't reason

osas said...

No sir! They are not the most educated, IMO state try but others preferred to be traders and engage in illegitimate businesses. Yorubas are the most educated.

dee boi said...

Isokuso... dee

Neneh Diallo said...

Abeg!!!!!! make we hear batter thing?rich with what? drugs precedence? make them go leave them for 5 years if them not go finish killing themselves

Anonymous said...

Igbos are rich and the Nigerian government is not to be thanked for it

Neneh Diallo said...

make we vote them out of Nigeria and bye bye, make them go na that time them go know how far, to be honest and fere make those once that want to stay get registered and do documentation that they are ok living the way they living and not part of the foolishness their people want to embark on

Irrational_paul said...

Everything that happens in the house of assembly or Senate is a big joke

Neneh Diallo said...

make them go, nonsense

funsho Bernice said...

......and the most notorious dubious criminals in Nigeria.

Dele said...

My issue with this guy is that his statements are full of sensationalism and embellishments, over-exaggerated facts...to what recent statistics did you Mr Ben Bruce base your claims on? Can you kindly provide data to support your claim?...you can make your point without embellishing. You don't want igbos to go period then speak about how they have contributed to the development in terms of GDP growth and economical stability by wealth creation and academic achievements ...don't go on the floor of the Senate bragging about something you don't know or you dont have facts to back up. It should be law that when you must speak as a distinguished member of an order either academia, business and especially political your claims must be based on fact or else you are charge for wrongfully misleading the public, especially when those views are made public knowledge.

GALORE said...

@Yoruba demon and @Hausa Cattles, have you heard?



@Galore

Anonymous said...

To be industrious, rich and one of the most educated, you have to be civil, respectful of others, have integrity, have self control, be a problem solver and be a unifying force. I'm sorry but Ndigbos are yet to show they have these qualities.

Anonymous said...

Be deceiving yourself. Riches got through fraud,kidnapping,assisination and all bad vices.

Emeka said...

Richest, Greediest, most selfish.
Go and develop Igbo land.

Anonymous said...

When ever I listen to Ben Bruce I grab common sense.

Anonymous said...

The problem is that history is not taught in Nigerian schools. Also he says Igbos are industrious and rich, it is all self made. No help from Government.
Government, which has been in the hands of the Northerners-except for Obasanjo and Jonathan- has never opened the till, the way it did for the Yorubas under Awolowo and the indiginisation decree; or the Northerners. This is why we talk of being marginalised.

tomstar said...

Only division is the answer. The leaders should Stop fooling them self because of they own selfish interest.How about Singapore that separated from Malaysia? What about South Korea compared to North Korea? What about the nations that separated from the former Yogoslavia or even Pakistan and Bangladesh originally part of India? They are all doing well....

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment...tell them ben bruce... Proud to be an igbo boy

uniquechic said...

tell dem Sen!!!!

godwin peter said...

U forgot to add one of the most hardened and notorious kidnappers of all time

harun said...

Ben Bruce....where you kip yorubas? When it comes to education in Nigeria give it to yorubas ooo.

Kay 1 said...

We will never, move forward as a nation, with this type of divisive messages been spewed around.

Anonymous said...

This man is smoking pot. Do u see any Ibo man's name on the Forbes list? AS far as education is concerned, we do not know but the Yorubas started their educational process before the Ibos. That is a fact.

Vivian Reginalds said...

OYA YORUBAS AND HAUSA WAILERS WHERE ARE YOU?
we have a tank for your tears!!!

-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Amos Mohammed said...

They can be the most everything but certainly not the most educated.

Anonymous said...

Was it the Nigerian government that made them rich? They worked very hard for what they have today, all they are asking for is their rights as citizens of the country.

Call my name and you're dead meat said...

Yes Ben... It is beyond necessary for our youth to be educated on the I'll of war. The government should also bring back history into our curriculum. So we can all know the truth and also avoid some patterns of the old from repeating itself in this time.

Rollynstonne said...

Oga u lie....as in, u too lie. Yorubas remained the most educated while hausas remain the richest.Get ur facts right

samson adele said...

Abi ooooo

Anonymous said...

Also ritualist

Anonymous said...

We understand that Mr Ben... igbos are industries had working people in Nigeria that the reason we're not going to allow them out of town. we yorubas benefits a lot more than others from ibo

Anonymous said...

Igbo the ritualis

Anonymous said...

That's thunder will fire u

Atanle Omobolaji John said...

Thank you my senator... Those of them wanting seperation should go and learn to from somalia and Sudan... If der history smells good.. Then we can start hitting the drums of bazooka and AK 47...once more

Anonymous said...

Ritual killings too. U probably forgot

Anonymous said...

Yes, because drug trafficking, ritual killing, kidnapping for ransome, armed robbery, etc. are illegal in Nigeria

Anonymous said...

Nnamdi Azikwe, Aguiyi Ironsi, etc.

Oh sorry they ruled Togo not Nigeria

Truth said...

I see some fools taking his words so personal .. when you say richest tribe . He simply means how the riches, education and industrious is being spread wide on the tribe . Not by being rich individually while others are dying in abject poverty.. 90% of the Igbo can categorically say they are confortable to take care of their families due to hard work..

samson adele said...

Abi oooo

Anonymous said...

Well am not here to argue about any level or class what mr ben is trying to passing here is the consequences behind war and separation if u knw any Amy that has fought a war beffore ask him how far he will tell u so let their be. Peace

Unknown said...

Tell them

keener sandra said...

Tell them

keener sandra said...

Tell them

oluude said...

Linda tell your people to stop writing like the CNN,giving wrong information.he said the igbos
are one of richest people not the richest.and for the education,i think that is why he stress the need for education,mostly in that area.and this man is begining to learn the gimmicks in politics

Anonymous said...

How are they the richest? Last time I checked. Dangote was the richest man in Africa ,he is a northerner. Foluronsho Alakija the richest woman in Nigeria is Yoruba. Then the likes of the Otedolas and Adenugas. Where are the Igbos?

Anonymous said...

God bless u for this comment

Anonymous said...

He is right. But i can see a lot of persons saying Yorubas are the most educated. Well, that was in the 70s, 80s and 90s. In this present dispensation, i am of the opinion that Igbos have started to overtake the Yorubas in the number of graduates from higher institution within and outside naija. For instance, if you take a look at the law school campuses in Nigeria, ask anyone that has attended, the Igbos are more in numbers. The UME statistics of the past 3-4 years have shown that persons from the igbo states are more, and you all would agree with me that in all Universities in Nigeria, both State and Federal, Igbos have the higher population with respect to non-indegenes. Ask anyone from AAU Ekpoma, Lautech etc.....

Sirmuel said...

Yes we are Igbos and we are ritualists, we are criminals and yet we have guts! If u feel u can outshine an Igbo man, den start trying because we don't take NO for an answer and purely we are adventurous... We Igbo's don't believe in putting up our naira Zeros for public scrutiny... We hustle in silence but our fame makes so much noise... Who ever handled a war and still stood? The Igbo race did... If ritual killing is simple, try do yours! Now excuse me, I have my shop to attend to....(I don't do begging for a living and am the neatest)

Joyous babe, Linda Ikeji FIrst Cousin said...

Well said!

Anonymous said...

Did you just say hardwork?? U people always claim to be hardworking and then call other tribes 'lazy' but we know u r criminals

Anonymous said...

I am not a Nigerian but I came across this on a friends phone, as a smart and educated Russian, I did some extensive research about this comment. Here's the fact and real truth, Yoruba's are the richest in Nigeria followed by Ibo's. Yoruba are then most educated followed by the ibo's. The Hausas are the most unfortunate and the ibo's are also the most people with criminal minds. The Ibo's have almost destroyed Nigerias image with crimes overseas .

Sucre said...

You forgot Evans. Hahahahaha. I hear he is igbo

Anonymous said...

WHERE IS THIS FOOL GETTING HIS DATA FROM? ALL I KNOW IS THAT IGBOS ARE KIDNAPPERS, RITUALISTS AND CULTISTS

Anonymous said...

Please use ur google search before U crucify Ben Bruce. Some people are so tribalistic they don't want to accept the truth anymore. Or which tribe is the king of YAHOO YAHOO BOYS? Abegi we know every, all I know is that no tribe without bad eggs.

samuel Ezebuchi said...

All of u Ofe mmanu n Hausa/Fulani cattles na envy go kill una. We Igbos pass una. Idiots!

GALORE said...

13:13..the people you just listed, how did they get their money?

Is it not our Oil well?

Be there analysing nonsense



@Galore

Anonymous said...

Igbo. ..richest? All my neighbors have been Igbos. They can mix substances as cough syrup and sell to make money. The wife will know about it and keep quiet as far as the money is coming. Their stock in trade is drugs,robbery and adultration. If we are not careful,in the next 5 years,Nigerians will not get visas any longer because Igbos have demonized Nigerians image around the globe. They eant to make money off you even on your sick bed. This generation of shopkeepers abhor decency and education. How are they the most educated. Tufiakwa

Kech said...

It's absolutely uncalled for to always use every opportunity to attack yourselves. I'm pure unadulterated igbo. Birth and marriage but when I see the attacks on tribes I'm sad to my bones. What's the point, is it to down grade and shame the next tribe so they begin to feel like second class citizens. When there is news good or bad all we do is look out for their names and start an attack on their tribes and there is a counter attack.There are bad and good eggs everywhere let's stop these attacks cos it would continue and our children might carry it on. How do you really think racial discrimination passes on. Nobody is born a racist. Please just ignore any attacks on your tribe and hopefully this would stop.

Dilichukwu said...

It is obvious there are many adults here with little information. What Senator Bruce said is true and there is need for the FGN to really look at the problems Igbos,Hausas and other ethnic groups are clamouring for so that we can have a more united Nigeria.
let us do away with hate speeches. Linda, i think it is time for you to start censoring the comments on your blog. Too many hatred these days and we need to nip it in the bud before it is too late.

Anonymous said...

I smell envy, hatred, from Yorubas n Hausas, Fact remains that without Igbos the so called Zoo Nigeria can not survive n that is why they r doing everything to keep the marriage going. As much as they try to hide what happened during the civil war from us, little do they know that we are aware and Soon we shall arise and take justice.

Anonymous said...

Fool you are Nigeria.. Stop pretending to come from russia to make your argument strong..

Anonymous said...

here is not educated people... Linda avoids some comments. please!!!

Anonymous said...

And you think what he said is pleasing to the ears of the Igboman? Telling us that we are rich by our own efforts, therefore, we should continue to remain as strangers in a country supposedly everybody's, we included.

Anonymous said...

Do you know that those traders go to school? I remember when I was in the university, we had a lot of class mates who had big shops at Ikoku portharcourt. Some had big shops in onitsha then.

Anonymous said...

What is your point exactly? You don't seem to get it together.

Anonymous said...

Nnamdi Azikiwe was not the ruler, it was Tafawa Balewa, study your history. Zik was just a figure head. Aguiyi Ironsi was there for a less than a year.

Anonymous said...

Check WAEC records, it will give you statistic of the number of people who write WAEC every year and the states who make the best results. If you check, the records will tell you that most of the time, Imo state come on top followed by Ekiti state. I just watch Yoruba people claim Igbos don't go to school, I laugh at them.

Anonymous said...

Imo state, always come on top in the record of academic results and performances, followed by Ekiti state. Being the richest does not mean having one man or some people on Forbes list, no. It is the number of people in a community who are above poverty level. How many millionaires you can get in a community, how many billionaires you can get. How enterprising and people's survival tendecies.

Anonymous said...

Check your records, Imo state has the track records, followed by Ekiti.

Anonymous said...

Why are Yorubas always angry anytime anyone says good thing about Igbos

Anonymous said...

It baffles why Yorubas always get angry anytime Igbos are praised

Anonymous said...

Thank u very much for this comment u really have sense not all those fools saying igbos are not the richest cause they are not on Forbes forgetting almost all Nigerians on Forbes list got that wealth form oil wells which still boils down to corruption sharing oil wells among themselves.see the northern nigeria the gap between the poor and the rich is on a very wide margin compared to other parts most uneducated and full of beggars on the streets.yet some people want to claim they are the richest cause they stole government money mcheew.

Anonymous said...

You don't know what richest mean. That they have Dangote a few others does not make them richest. How many rich Hausas can you find in a typical northern village? Many of the few northern rich guys made money from our Nigerian common wealth (oil). How many families in the North can pass above nigerian poverty level? Apart from what the government is doing for them, how many of them can really stand on their own and do financially intensive projects? How many Dangotes, Dantatas and Indimis do the Hausas have? But come to Igbos eastern states, before you count five families, you must get a millionaire. And a lot of Igbo families are above poverty level. As for education, Imo state and Ekiti are tied for the top, some times, Imo state tops Ekiti.

Anonymous said...

Anon 14:11, call it criminal, or anything, but Bruce points are that Igbo people are enterprising. And are also rich and has a lot of educated people.

Anonymous said...

Yes, and you forgot to add academic performances too. Imo state tops all most of the time.

Anonymous said...

And all the ritual murderers we've seeing in the news since this year have not had any Igbo name in it, yet they will say Igbo. Always trying to demonize us out of envy. Giving Igbos bad name cannot stop us yet we are forging ahead.

Anonymous said...

Anon14:36,you are a Yoruba man trying so hard to put your sentiment and point across. Try to work harder than Igbo man and stop coming on blogs to claim Russian abi Italian.

Anonymous said...

Kk.

Anonymous said...

What senator Ben Bruce is saying is that a lot of Igbo families have passed poverty level and Igbos have a lot of middle class families who can have a fairly comfortable life without govt's help than most tribes. You can call them ritualist, kidnappers, drug dealers etc. When it comes to that, I guess Ben Bruce will equally tell you the tribes that does what, because no tribe is a saint here. We all know who the ritualists are. We equally know who steals govt treasury because all na thief, wether na with pen or gun. As for education, he is saying that Igbos have more number of people who are educated and also those thriving well academically. One thing you guys fail to understand is that some of this guys that have shops are graduates. I said "some", I did not say all. But oga Ben, should we continue to stay marginalized because we can hustle? Are we not supposed to enjoy the proceeds of the govt of Nigeria? In this animal farm called Nigeria, are some animals more equal than others?

Anonymous said...

What senator Ben Bruce is saying is that a lot of Igbo families have passed poverty level and Igbos have a lot of middle class families who can have a fairly comfortable life without govt's help than most tribes. You can call them ritualist, kidnappers, drug dealers etc. When it comes to that, I guess Ben Bruce will equally tell you the tribes that does what, because no tribe is a saint here. We all know who the ritualists are. We equally know who steals govt treasury because all na thief, wether na with pen or gun. As for education, he is saying that Igbos have more number of people who are educated and also those thriving well academically. One thing you guys fail to understand is that some of this guys that have shops are graduates. I said "some", I did not say all. But oga Ben, should we continue to stay marginalized because we can hustle? Are we not supposed to enjoy the proceeds of the govt of Nigeria? In this animal farm called Nigeria, are some animals more equal than others?

Anonymous said...

Because of jealousy.

Anonymous said...

And you forget the Ikoyi apartment looting record breaker. Ayodele Oke ooops.....he's a Yoruba man.

Anonymous said...

Yorubas are sabotuas they do not know there stand

Anonymous said...

This man no mean well for Igbos or Yorubas. How can a man as educated and as media savvy as Ben Bruce not know the consequences of such an unsubstantiated statement in these trying times? Is Ben Bruce being used to further an agenda? Yorubas and Igbos please use your head, the mischief makers that have kept us at loggerheads for decades are at it again.

Recent Posts