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Some Of Igbo Rules Of Battle

Some Igbo Rules of War -- Shared by Emeka Maduewes
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"The women follow the combatants to war, and provide them with food. They also search for and tend the wounded, and try to remove the dead, in order to prevent the enemy from eating their flesh or making trophies of their heads. 
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Infanticide In Igbo Land...What You Don't Know

Infanticide—and more specifically, the killing of twins—although peculiar and unjustifiable in our modern minds and eyes, was an old custom that was perceived as the norm throughout much of the cultures and societies of what is now southeastern Nigeria. In pre-colonial Igboland, the birth of twins was widely perceived as a bad omen, since society bore the impression that multiple births at a single instance of pregnancy was strange, inhuman, animalistic, and peculiar to animals such as hens and goats.

Nigeria Police Force To Sanction Officers Who Posed With Nnamdi Kanu

The Nigeria Police Force has disassociated itself from the activities of the pro-Biafra agitators and warned of taking decisive actions on officers who defy the oath of the Police of giving absolute loyalty to Nigeria.

The statement which was made by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, was targeted at the police officers who posed for pictures with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi, Nnamdi Kanu, stating that they would be punished.

Nigeria Police Force To Sanction Officers Who Posed With Nnamdi Kanu

The Nigeria Police Force has disassociated itself from the activities of the pro-Biafra agitators and warned of taking decisive actions on officers who defy the oath of the Police of giving absolute loyalty to Nigeria.

The statement which was made by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, was targeted at the police officers who posed for pictures with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi, Nnamdi Kanu, stating that they would be punished.

The Narrative Of The Leopard In Igbo Tradition

Seated prominently in the pantheon of animals which bear great significance in the cultures of the Igbo is the leopard. Known as ‘agu’ in the Igbo language, these wild cats are revered and regarded as supernatural creatures by many of the cultures and societies of today’s southeastern Nigeria. From the reference point of the Igbo, the leopard is viewed from a dual perspective.

Did Know This About The Akwete Cloth Of The Igbo?

Akwete, an Ndoki (an Igbo sub-group) community in Ukwa East LGA of Abia State, is known for being among the pioneers of modern, indigenous textile manufacturing in West Africa. In the mid to late 19th century, the women of Akwete were renown throughout their immediate region for their skill and expertise in cloth weaving.

Do You Remember This?

This is the favorite appetizer of the Igbo during the Corn harvest season.

The Corn (ọka), pear (ube) and or coconut (aki oyibo) go to match when masticating the corn, to give the eater some great delight.

Have you had a taste yourself? 

Igbo amaka!

Proverb For the Day (Ilu n'ke ụbọchi taa)

Nwata atụrụ ilu ma kọwa ya, ego ejiri lụọ nne ya furu efu

Literal Translation: An indigene who was told a proverb and also, given its interpretation, his mother's dowry is a waste

Proverbial Meaning: It is a duty of every indigene to know the meaning of proverbs; the meaning of Proverb is Sacrosanct.

Inwelụ nkọwa nke gi?

White Man Crowned The "Ekwueme 1 Of Nigeria"

Ron Piervincenzi, a United States born citizen, CEO of USP and a notbale Biomedical Engineer recieved an Igbo traditional title yesterday in Lagos.

The Nigerian Crown Prince, according to Ron, adorned him the title as the "Ekwueme 1 of Nigeria."

Delighted over the Honorary Chieftancy title, Ron took to his Twitter handle to share the awar.

He wrote: "Amazing-became an honorary Chief by a Nigerian Crown Prince in Lagos! Accepted on behalf of @USPharmacopeia PQM prog."

Proverb For the Day (Ilu n'ke ụbọchi taa)

Ijiji na anaghi anụ ndụmọdụ n'eso ozu aba nâ ili.

Literal Translation: The fly that does not listent to counsel follows the corpse to the grave

Proverbial Meaning: One who doesn't listen to counsel or advice encounters tragedy or misfortune later; Advice or counsel can save one from problems in life

Inwelu nkowa nke gi?

A Bit About Udu

The 'udu' is an idiophone instrument that has formed the back bone of the traditional orchestra in Igbo land.

Being a water jug, its holes are struck with a fan-like object in order for it to reverberate.

Udu is often decorated with aesthetic symbols and designs.

 

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