The Only King in Igboland Forbidden from Seeing Masquerades, and Why?

The Only King in Igboland Forbidden from Seeing Masquerades, and Why?

The Only King in Igboland Forbidden from Seeing Masquerades The monarch of ancient Nri Kingdom, popularly referred to as Eze Nri, is the only king in Igboland forbidden from seeing masquerades. According to Igbo customs and traditions, as long as Eze Nri lives, he shall not behold any masquerade either within his kingdom or outside his kingdom while on duty or passing. This is because we Igbos regard masquerades as spirits. Eze Nri haven been symbolically dead and buried (before ascension to the throne) yet still apparent to ordinary eyes…

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NDI IGBO: THE WAY FORWARD

NDI IGBO: THE WAY FORWARD

NDI IGBO: THE WAY FORWARD By Chijioke Ngobili In Africa and particularly, Nigeria, gathering to make deliberations on “The way forward” can never be found an uncommon exercise. If a library is opened to take stock and record of all “The way forward” exercises engaged in by Africans and for Africans, I believe the library will be filled up before the stock-taking itself expires. The greatest problem facing Africans and the Black race is: The consistent inability to translate the deliberated “way forward” to what I call “the way onward”….

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SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS EXECRATES IPOB

SOUTH EAST  GOVERNORS EXECRATES IPOB

SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS EXECRATES IPOB IN what appeared like a mortal blow to the existence of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, state governors in the South East geopolitical zone, yesterday, proscribed the activities of the separatist group and other aggrieved organisations. The development which came on a day the Nigerian Army gave seven reasons for declaring the Nnamdi Kanu-led IPOB a terrorist group, was said to have been informed by the prevailing security situation in the zone and its attendant consequences. Consequently, the governors urged all aggrieved groups in…

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DHQ BRANDS IPOB ”A MILITANT TERRORIST ORGANISATION”

DHQ BRANDS IPOB ”A MILITANT TERRORIST ORGANISATION”

DHQ BRANDS IPOB ”A MILITANT TERRORIST ORGANISATION” The Defence Headquarters has branded the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a “militant terrorist organisation’’ and urged parents to dissuade their wards from joining the group. In a statement in Abuja on Friday, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Director, Defence Information (DDI), therefore, restated the commitment of the Armed Forces to confront “all security challenges facing the country.’’ Enenche also assured of the protection of lives and property in all parts of the country by the military. He said that the IPOB posed…

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IPOB Denies Being a Terrorist Group

IPOB Denies Being a Terrorist Group

IPOB Denies Being a Terrorist Group The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has denied being a militant terrorist organisation as declared by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Friday. The IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, who stated this in a statement issued to newsmen in Enugu accused security operatives of making frantic efforts to label their group a terrorist organisation. He alleged that security operatives, especially the “Nigerian Army and police personnel drafted to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s house has planted bombs in and around Nnamdi Kanu’s house in Isiama Afaraukwu…

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