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Jewish Scientists Visit Nnewi To Test Ancestral Connection of the Jews and Igbos

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Former president-general of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr Dozie Ikedife, has invited Jewish scientists to carry out Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) test at his hospital to ascertain the possibility about an ancestral relationship between the Igbo people and Jews in Israel.

The Jews have been carrying out the tests at Nnewi—Ikedife Hospital located along Igwe Orizu Road, Otolo-Nnewi, Anambra state.

Igbankwu/Traditional Marriage


The indispensability of the Igbankwu (Traditional wedding/Marriage in Our Igbo society is expressed in the attitudes of our people to it. This well revered ceremony takes no rivalry from any sort of conjugal ceremony as it expends its beauty and bliss to the cultured community. The Igbankwu is carried out in series of processes as are included here below:

1. Iku aka n’uzo or Iju ese known as the background inquiry

2. Ime or ikpa ego i.e. Bride price negotiation and payments 4.