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by Abigail Nehring Among the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria, death is traditionally a highly ritualized event filled with deep mourning. The traditional burial rites involve not one, but two funerals whose main intention is to safely escort the deceased from the realm of the living to the spirit world. Only after a successful second…
Nsala soup or White Soup is a tasty, fast and easy soup recipe that has its origins in the riverine areas of Nigeria. How to Cook Nsala Soup [Video] Nsala Soup is perfect for a cold rainy day due to its spicy taste. Because it is so easy to prepare, you can count on it…
The Yoruba Ogidi-Ijumu, also affectionately called Ogidi-Ela by its people, is a small Yoruba town about 56 miles North West of Lokoja in Kogi State, Nigeria. With a population of about 15,000 according to 2011 national census, Ogidi is known for its formations of igneous rock mountains, a traditional art industry, hospitality, valour and a deep tradition…
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Zungeru actually holds a great deal of significance to the Nigerian state as it was the birthplace of a number of prominent Nigerians such as Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first president of Nigeria, Biafran warlord Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, and Senate President David Mark. Unfortunately, there is little in the town today to show that it had once served as the fulcrum of the nation’s history.
The Yoruba say that a child should not ask to know who killed his father unless he has been able to hold the sword that was used to kill him by the hilt. And if the question was merely about how an elected president died while in the custody of the military government on July 7, 1998, I would abide by the wisdom of the elders and not ask questions. But the fact that the people that find themselves in the territory called Nigeria will continue hustling to make ends meet under impossible odds should the prevailing situation (or arrangement?) continue, forces the question – who or what stands opposed to our coming together?
Meanwhile, you need to have a genuine excuse when next somebody invites you to a secret meeting where you will be induced to plan any form of violence. You do not have darkness in you. What you have in you, dear friend, is light; the light of God! What is in you is peace; the peace of God! It is not violence! Free your mind! Shun all forms of violence! Take your mind off all forms of mind-twisting substance! You confessed this is always in abundance whenever you meet!
He introduced free maternal healthcare programme. Security of lives and property were considerably enhanced such that within a single year, the Abia State Police Command received two letters of commendation from the Inspector General of Police. Dr. Onu abolished the State of Origin syndrome in Abia State and proceeded to appoint non-indigenes of Abia State into his government. This was to underscore his belief in Nigeria’s unity as an instrument for national integration and development. It was Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu that founded the Abia State Polytechnics in Aba; he established the College of Education at Arochukwu and attracted the Michael Okpara Federal University of Agriculture at Umudike, near Umuahia. Dr. Onu established the Abia Broadcasting Corporation in Abia State as well as the National Ambassadors Newspaper which then won several awards as the best State-owned newspaper. He achieved all these within a period a little more than 20 months with Federal allocation ranging between 40 and 60 million naira monthly.
Just like the Mbaise people, when you sum up all that are required before you can take a bride from Ikwere land, you would realize that it is in excess of one million naira, hence it is amongst the most expensive cultures to marry from in Nigeria.