SEVEN IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT EZE NRI.

SEVEN IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT EZE NRI.

SEVEN IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT EZE NRI. Nri is the ancestral home of all Igbos. It is an ancient Igbo city-state in Anambra State. The Kingdom of Nri was a center of learning, religion, and commerce in pre-colonial times. Historians have compared the significance of Nri, at its peak, to the religious cities of Rome or Mecca. It was the seat of a powerful and imperial state that influenced much of the territories inhabited by the Igbo of Awka and Onitsha to the east; the Efik, the Ibibio, and…

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The Revival of Igbo Language and Culture

The Revival of Igbo Language and Culture

The Revival of Igbo Language and Culture So much has been said and written by Igbo elites in recent times about the alarming decline in spoken Igbo language by Ndigbo themselves and the possible extinction of the language in the nearest  future. The Igbo language is one of the three major languages recognized by law or convention in Nigeria. It is a matter of deep regret, however, that only little efforts seem to have been made to stem the dangerous tide that is currently eroding the cherished Igbo Language and…

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Igbo Genetically Ancient Biblical Jews, Not Modern Jews –Njemanze

Igbo Genetically Ancient Biblical Jews, Not Modern Jews –Njemanze

Igbo Genetically Ancient Biblical Jews, Not Modern Jews –Njemanze It could be said that Prof. Philip Chidi Njemanze has encyclopedic knowledge of science and history. Cerebral and controversial, he is a medical doctor, clinician and researcher in neurocardiology and neuroscience. In this interview, Njemanze, chairman of the International Institutes of Advanced Research and Training, Chidicon Medical and Diagnostic Center, Owerri, Imo State, made profound revelations about the Igbo, Nigeria and elsewhere. Your book, Igbo Mediators of Yahweh Culture of Life, posits that the architects of ancient civilisations were found in…

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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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FG, States Tasked On Promotion Of Indigenous Languages

FG, States Tasked On Promotion Of Indigenous Languages

Founder, Otu Suwakwa Igbo, Professor Pita Ejiofo and the Head of Department ,Igbo Language, Federal College of Education, Kotangora, Niger State when the later in company of his staff and students paid him a visit at his residence in Awka WRITTEN BY DAVE OKPOKWASILI Federal and State governments have been urged to make stronger policies that will encourage indigenous language education in the country. The Founder, Otu Suwakwa Igbo, Professor Pita Ejiofo made the call when he played host to the students and teachers of Igbo Language Studies Federal College…

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