CHIDỊNMA OR CHIDỊMMA: WHICH WAY MY PEOPLE?

CHIDỊNMA OR CHIDỊMMA: WHICH WAY MY PEOPLE?

CHIDỊNMA OR CHIDỊMMA: WHICH WAY MY PEOPLE?   By Okoro Mark Ogbonnaya (Maazị Ogbonnaya)   Over the years, grammatical anomalies have been committed regarding ways to write some Igbo names or words. Between last year and this year, series of “nma” and “mma” challenge have taken place. Many people opined that their dialect pronounce “nma”, others said no, it is “mma”. Some said “mma” means mother while “nma” means beauty. They are phonologically unexposed to know the importance of tone marking in Igbo heteronyms. Others say “mma” is knife while…

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Social media promoting hate speech, insecurity – Gov. Lalong

Social media promoting hate speech, insecurity – Gov. Lalong

Social media promoting hate speech, insecurity – Gov. Lalong Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau said on Monday in Jos that the social media was promoting hate speech and instigating insecurity in the country. Lalong, while declaring open a one-day town hall meeting organised by Plateau Peace Building Agency to mark the 2017 World Peace Day, stated that the social media was filled with hate utterances that incite and set the stages for mayhem and rancour. Represented by Mr Rufus Bature, Secretary to the Government of Plateau, Lalong alleged that rumours…

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The Age Grade Practise in Igbo Land

The Age Grade Practise in Igbo Land

Age grade is called “otu” or “otu ndi” or “otu afa” or otu ogbe” or ọgbọ” Whichever ways it is mentioned, Aga grade common in Igbo culture and societal strata and takes centre stage of Igbo life and existence. In this article, we are graciously offered some hidden facts we may not have accessed on age grade. The age grade system has long been in existence in Igboland, and has been recognized and used by Igbo traditional leaders to champion causes for the social, cultural, political, infrastructural and economic development…

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Nnamdi Kanu Gets Highest Igbo Title As Otu Onye Nakpu Ogwe 1 Of Biafra Land (Photos)

Nnamdi Kanu Gets Highest Igbo Title As Otu Onye Nakpu Ogwe 1 Of Biafra Land (Photos)

Nnamdi Kanu has been decorated with the highest chieftaincy title in Igbo land over his agitations for the independence of people of the region. The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been reportedly honoured with the highest title in Igbo land, south-eastern Nigeria. Kanu was decorated with the title of the ‘greatest Biafran Warrior’ by the Odumeze of Ohafia, Abia state, and other elders, according to Somto Okonkwo, who posted the photographs on social media. Kanu, according to Okonkwo, is now the Otu Onye…

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Glo To Sponsor Onitsha’s Ofala Festival For Three More Years

Glo To Sponsor Onitsha’s Ofala Festival For Three More Years

Glo To Sponsor Onitsha’s Ofala Festival For Three More Years Foremost corporate supporter of arts and culture in Nigeria, Globacom, has signed a fresh Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the palace of the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, to bankroll the Ofala Festival for three more years. At the MoU signing ceremony on Wednesday, at the Ime Obi Onitsha, the company said it had derived benefits from the partnership with the Palace and the people of Anambra State in general through its sponsorship of the festival since 2011….

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THE EARLY CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES WERE WRONG TO HAVE NAMED THEIR SATAN AFTER A POWERFUL IGBO GOD KNOWN AS EKWENSU

THE EARLY CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES WERE WRONG TO HAVE NAMED THEIR SATAN AFTER A POWERFUL IGBO GOD KNOWN AS EKWENSU

THE EARLY CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES WERE WRONG TO HAVE NAMED THEIR SATAN AFTER A POWERFUL IGBO GOD KNOWN AS EKWENSU By Anayo M. Nwosu Ekwensu was a popular deity worshipped by the Igbo people. In fact, there is a town known as Obi Ekwensu which is located northwest of Umu Akwa, south of Ovu Ngwu and southeast of Amapunta town in Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia State. There is also a long, steep and tortuous hill in Ukpor, Nnewi South LGA known as Ugwu Ekwensu. Ekwensu is an…

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BUHARI’S DAUGHTER HOSTS PHOTO EXHIBITION

BUHARI’S DAUGHTER HOSTS PHOTO EXHIBITION

One of President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughters, Hanan, holds photographic exhibition in Wise 2, Abuja, on Friday evening. The event attracted the high and mighty including First Lady, Aisha Buhari. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described the works as ‘stunning’. Most of the artistic photographs centre on the Fulani pastoral culture. SOURCE:http://sunnewsonline.com/breaking-buharis-daughter-hosts-photo-exhibition/

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Chronicles Of A Proud Anaedo Boy

Chronicles Of A Proud Anaedo Boy

– Chronicles Of A Proud Anaedo Boy Each year, the biggest, most anticipated and celebrated holidays, take place between the last Wednesday and the last Saturday of the month of AugustThis celebration is so grand and highly revered that folks come into town from all parts of the planet and come in with friends too to enjoy themselves and celebrate the end of the planting season whilst heralding the advent of the harvest It goes by quite a few names across Igbo communities, a special occasion to give thanks to…

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Some Harmful Practices Widows Experience In Igbo Land

Some Harmful Practices Widows Experience In Igbo Land

In Igbo land, some practices widows experience in line with Igbo culture have been claimed to violate their human rights of women. For instance; wives of kings in some communities must mourn their husbands for seven years before they are buried and another one year after their interment Similarly, widows who are not queens were meant to mourn their dead husbands for upwards of between six months and two years during which they would remain in secluded area. Again, the widows would also not take their bath for upwards of…

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WOMEN AND CHIEFTAINCY TITLE IN IGBOLAND.

WOMEN AND CHIEFTAINCY TITLE IN IGBOLAND.

  Taking a female chieftaincy title in Igbo land used to be a practice exclusively reserved for wealthy, married, and elderly women. But these days, age is no longer a criteria as younger women with sound education, success in politics or business, and high corporate achievements are allowed to  take up female chieftaincy titles. When a woman wants to take up a female chieftaincy title in Igbo land, she must buy several items such as coco-yams, kola-nuts,  pepper etc which she must take, in addition to a substantial amount of…

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What Every Igbo Youth Should Know About Age Grade System

What Every Igbo Youth Should Know About Age Grade System

The age grade system has long been in existence in Igboland, and has been recognized and used by Igbo traditional leaders to champion causes for the social, cultural, political, infrastructural and economic development of communities. The main objective of this article is to get the Igbo youths, to become accustomed to Igbo culture and tradition as well as the role, which they play in community development through the age grade system. In fact, this piece is written to motivate the younger generation to actively participate in community development. Age grades…

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Minister of Information, Lai Muhammed intimates that our indigenous languages might go to extinction.

Minister of Information, Lai Muhammed intimates that our indigenous languages might go to extinction.

  The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the country’s indigenous languages are endangered and could go into extinction in no distant future if urgent steps are not taken to reverse the trend. In his address at the 2017 Annual Round Table on Cultural Orientation, jointly organized by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture and the National Institute for Cultural Orientation, NICO, in Kaduna on Monday, the Minister said situation reports shows ”there is a remarkable decline in the usage of our indigenous languages by our…

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I don’t expect to be president of Biafra- Nnamdi kanu

I don’t expect to be president of Biafra- Nnamdi kanu

AWKA—LEADER of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has said that in spite of suggestions in a few quarters, he doesn’t expect to be president when the Republic of Biafra was in the end completed. Kanu revealed to Vanguard that he generally liked to work from the foundation, calling attention to that if the pioneer of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazurike had stayed reliable with the battle, he would not do what he is doing with IPOB….

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Full List of All 371 Tribes in Nigeria, States Where They Originate

Full List of All 371 Tribes in Nigeria, States Where They Originate

  Nigeria is made up of several ethnic groups, majority of which are the Igbo, Hausa and the Yoruba. Within these ethnic groups are several tribes numbering 371. However, the multi-tribal nature of Nigeria may put someone at a loss, especially when such tribes begin to display their unique culture, dialect, etc. To this end, a full list of the 371 tribes in Nigeria is provide for better understanding of the beautiful and united country called Nigeria. 1 Abayon -Cross River 2 Abua (Odual) -Rivers 3 Achipa (Achipawa) -Kebbi 4…

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We ‘ll make use of ‘cultural diplomacy’ to end xenophobic attacks — Lai Mohammed

We ‘ll make use of ‘cultural diplomacy’ to end xenophobic attacks — Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said Nigeria will convey ‘social discretion’ as a successful instrument to put a conclusion to the perpetual xenophobic assaults on Nigerians in South Africa. “Nigeria is quick to work with South Africa to put a conclusion to these assaults, conveying the delicate energy of ‘social strategy’, which is generally viewed as a successful apparatus in such manner,” the clergyman said in Abuja on Friday when he got the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Lulu Mnguni, on an obligingness…

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Video Of The Oba Of Lagos Palace On Fire

Video Of The Oba Of Lagos Palace On Fire

Video Of The Oba Of Lagos Palace On Fire Here’s the video of the palace of the Oba of Lagos on fire as reported earlier. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVkeKvZwNJQ After snubbing the OONI of IFE, a week later, fire gutted the palace of Oba of Lagos. not also forgetting that this is the same King that once said NDIGBOS will enter the lagoon if they do not vote for AMBODE

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IPOB: we still await justice for Nnamdi Kanu and others, group Nzuko Umunna cries out

IPOB: we still await justice for Nnamdi Kanu and others, group Nzuko Umunna cries out

#IPOB: we still await justice for Nnamdi Kanu and others, group Nzuko Umunna cries out. An Igbo socio-cultural association, Nzuko Umunna, has warned against the further abuse of the rights of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Independent People of Biafra, IPOB even as it expressed satisfaction that Kanu has been released after a protracted detention by the federal government. In a statement signed by the association’s Coordinator, Ngozi Odumuko, and the Secretary, Paschal Mbanefo, the group lamented the stringent conditions attached to the bail conditions of the IPOB leader and expressed…

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THE SPIRIT OF A DEAD NNEWI WOMAN DOES NOT REST IN PEACE UNTIL SHE IS TRANSPORTED TO HER FATHER’S HOME by Anayo Nwosu

THE SPIRIT OF A DEAD NNEWI WOMAN DOES NOT REST IN PEACE UNTIL SHE IS TRANSPORTED TO HER FATHER’S HOME by Anayo Nwosu

As I sat with my mother’s people in the compound of one of the best sons-in-law any parent could ever wish for, to perform the final and the most important aspect of the funeral rites of my cousin, Mrs Ngozi Akachukwu, I couldn’t help feeling nostalgic on how things used to be and how a lot have changed. Though my cousin had already been buried in accordance with her Catholic faith, we, the relations of her father had assembled in her husband’s house to take her home. Yes, we would…

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Photos: Igbo Village – Ulo Aja in America

Photos: Igbo Village – Ulo Aja in America

Pictures of Igbo farm village located in Staunton, Virginia, USA. Constructed by the Washington DC chapter of Anambra state association USA as a way of preserving the Igbos’ heritage. Basil Okafor, one of the organizers of the village said the State of Virginia and US government recognize the Igbos as one of the early slaves who settled in Virginia. Mr. Okafor said: “We have built ulo aja in America in the way it used to be in Igbo land to show our children here our cultural heritage.” “In due time…

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