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“Igbo are Jews from Israel”

“Igbo are Jews from Israel”

Where are the historical roots of the Igbo? For a Nigerian researcher, Dr. Fatai Ayisa Olasupo, these roots are firmly located in the Middle East, precisely Israel. Olasupo who is a senior lecturer at the Department of Local Government Studies, Faculty of Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife in Osun state, wrote a book on…

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17 Year Old Crowned King In Delta

17 Year Old Crowned King In Delta

A fifteen year old boy has been crowned the traditional ruler of the kingdom of Ubulu-Uku in Aniocha South LGA of Delta state. He is replacing his father Obi Akaeze Edward Ofulue III, who was found dead last month after being kidnapped by unknown gunmen. The teenager was on Friday, after fulfilling the various rites,…

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10 Unforgettable Quotes Of Late Biafran Leader Odumegwu Ojukwu

10 Unforgettable Quotes Of Late Biafran Leader Odumegwu Ojukwu

Late military leader Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu headed the unsuccessful move by Biafra to secede from Nigeria that ended exactly 46 years ago on January 15, 1970. For three years, Ojukwu fought to keep Biafra from being defeated. With supply lines cut, millions of Biafrans slowly starved to death as the civil war ended in 1970. Famous…

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Biafran War: 10 Important Facts You Must Know About It

Biafran War: 10 Important Facts You Must Know About It

The Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War was a war fought to counter the secession of Biafra from Nigeria. The war which began on 6 July 1967 ended on 15 January 1970.  49 years after the clamour for the state of Biafra has resurfaced as some Nigerians of Igbo extraction demand freedom…

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Time To End The Bad Blood Between The Yorubas And Ndigbo

Time To End The Bad Blood Between The Yorubas And Ndigbo

The Yorubas and the Igbos, two of the most resourceful, engaging and outgoing ethnic groups in Nigeria, are becoming implacable enemies. Increasingly, they seem to hate one another with pure hatred. I never appreciated the extent of their animosity until the social media came of age in Nigeria. Now, hardly a day passes that you…

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Open Letter To Ndigbo

Open Letter To Ndigbo

Language is one heritage we must hold dearly, and by language i mean "mother tongue". I come from the eastern part of Nigeria where Igbo language is widely spoken as first language. Growing up, we are taught in English language in schools as a second language owing to our colonization by the Brits, but it…

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Ndi-Igbo: Past, present, future–What is your fate?

Ndi-Igbo: Past, present, future–What is your fate?

Unremitting Igbo problems in Nigeria perennially dominate the discussion whenever two or more Di­aspora Igbo converse about Nige­rian affairs. That was no different when I had a phone conversation with Chief Sabi Nweke, the 2015 World Igbo Congress Convention Planning Committee Chair on Tuesday morning. He precociously summarized the Igbo dilemma as selfishness, individuality, con­tinuous…

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Ebonyi State Born Dr. Jude Obasi Nkama Becomes The First African Judge In Newark, New Jersey.

Ebonyi State Born Dr. Jude Obasi Nkama Becomes The First African Judge In Newark, New Jersey.

A Nigerian born legal practitioner, Jude O Nkama made history on January 6th when he was sworn in as the first African to be appointed as a judge Newark city of New Jersey, USA. He was sworn in by Hon. Ras Baraka, Mayor of the City of Newark, New Jersey, also appointed was another Nigerian, Hon. Ugochukwu…

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PHOTOS: Tallest Statue Of Jesus Set To Be Unveiled In Imo State

PHOTOS: Tallest Statue Of Jesus Set To Be Unveiled In Imo State

The tallest statue of Jesus Christ in Africa is set to be unveiled soon in Imo state, Nigeria. According to The Cable, the statue which is 28 feet in height is set to be unveiled at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in the Abajah local government area of Imo state, on January 1, 2016. It was…

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The Origin Of Igba Nkwa, Traditional Igbo Festival and Celebration

The Origin Of Igba Nkwa, Traditional Igbo Festival and Celebration

Igba Nkwa, the traditional festival in celebration of the Nsude’s legendary exploits in warfare centuries ago. The ceremony is typically performed in remembrance of Uto Nsude, one of the greatest war generals in Igbo history. Igba Nkwa is observed once every two years in Nusde community of Enugu state This celebration and remembrance of Uto’s glorious…

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