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See The 1967 Speech By The Speaker Of "Eastern Nigeria Parliament" That Empowered Ojukwu To Declare Republic Of Biafra

The speech by the speaker of Eastern Nigeria Parliament prior to the declaration of Biafra in 1967.

We, the Chiefs, Elders and Representatives of Eastern Nigeria, gathered at this Joint meeting of the Advisory Committee of Chiefs and Elders and the Consultative Assembly do solemnly declare as follows:

Whereas we have been in the vanguard of the national movement for the building of a strong, united and prosperous Nigeria where no man will be oppressed and have devoted our efforts, talents and resources to this end;

See Beautiful Recreation Of The 9th Century Igbo Ukwu Burial Chamber

Above is an artist's illustration of what the ancestral Igbo noble man's burial chamber looked like at the peak of the Igboukwu Bronze era. Elephant tusk, finished with intricate carving and hollowed out to function as a horn, is lying on the chamber floor.

The metal staff of office or rank is standing, left of the seated man, impelled into the wooden platform.

See Beautiful Recreation Of The 9th Century Igbo Ukwu Burial Chamber

Above is an artist's illustration of what the ancestral Igbo noble man's burial chamber looked like at the peak of the Igboukwu Bronze era. Elephant tusk, finished with intricate carving and hollowed out to function as a horn, is lying on the chamber floor.

The metal staff of office or rank is standing, left of the seated man, impelled into the wooden platform.

Read The Speech By The Speaker Of Eastern Nigeria Parliament That Led To Biafra Declaration In 1967

The speech by the speaker of Eastern Nigeria Parliament prior to the declaration of Biafra in 1967.

We, the Chiefs, Elders and Representatives of Eastern Nigeria, gathered at this Joint meeting of the Advisory Committee of Chiefs and Elders and the Consultative Assembly do solemnly declare as follows:

Whereas we have been in the vanguard of the national movement for the building of a strong, united and prosperous Nigeria where no man will be oppressed and have devoted our efforts, talents and resources to this end;

19th Century Business Of Indigenous Textile Manufacturing In Akwete, Igbo Land

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.

Traditional People Of Onitsha During Colonialism In 1905

These are the traditional People of Onitsha.

The pictured was set in the colonial era, when the Missionaries dorminated the city of Onitsha.

History reveals the British Missionaries were recruited by the colonial government to capture the heart of the Easterners through trade, religion and academics; the three major strategies that aided the enthronment of colonialism in the East aside force which was a latter instrument.

They pitched at Onitsha and Arochukwu. 

Photo Of The Day

The picture shows a Biafran child soldier crouching in a foxhole with a rifle during the Nigeria-Biafra war in August 1968.

The under-resourced Biafran army often resorted to recruiting children, many children were forced at gunpoint to join. 

Meet Christopher Okigbo, The Biafran Major Who Lost His Life, Home And Family Fighting For Biafra

Not too many know him; the man that sacrificed virtually all for the course of Umu-Igbo, of Biafrans during the Nigeria-Biafra genocidal war. He lost his house, his family and above all, his life fighting for Biafra .

As we reminisce the gallantry of this great soldier and warrior of his people, we draw two perspectives on his Biography.

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Igbo History

Did You Know This Great Man Was Igbo?

Asina nwanne adighi efu na mba...it is said that a brother is not lost in the foreign land. 

Did you know this is one of our own, a true son of the soil?

Well, don''t mind the mispelling of Igbo as "Eboe" in the text. It is an evidence of the speech interference and natural incapacitation of the colonial thieves in pronouncing whatever is not English.

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"Unadulterated Igbo father of President of Liberia (Igbo akuro mmili)

In Remembrance Of The Events After May 30: A Story Of The Genocide On Biafra

In remembrance of the fallen heroes of our dear Igbo land, who were butchered during the Nigeria-Biafra war and in the struggle for the actualisation of the soveriegn state of Biafra, who fought effortlessly in the defence of the lives of millions of Ndigbo and survivors of the genocidal civil war, we dedicate these series to the memory of the unfortunate history.

Did You Know The Story Behind The 19th Century Myth Of Akwete Cloth In Igbo Land? Read The Story

In their mythology, the Ndoki people of southeastern Igboland recognized a 19th century Akwete-born woman by the name of Dada Nwakwata as the mother of the universally-renowned Akwete cloth.

According to local legends, Dada’s designs were so enchantingly spectacular and wonderfully crafted that local fishermen and traders sang songs of their splendor, praising them as creations fit solely for the extremely wealthy.

How Awolowo Sought To Betray Nnamdi Azikiwe, Part Of The Reasons Ndigbo Do Not Trust The Yoruba -- Chief Dennis Osadebay

This piece isn't intended to deceitfully incite the minds. The piece is a pure factual documentation of what transpired in the events leading to Nigerian independence as extracted from the horse's mouth himself, the Governor of the old Eastern Region, Sir Dennis C.Osadebay. 

Ancient Practice Of Islam In Igbo Land (Part Two)

This is the concluding part of the series on the History of Islam in Igbo land. 

However unbelievable it may sound, Islam was once, a religion practiced in Igbo land. Although festers of the religion could be found in our Land today, it is nothing near the ancient practice of the religion by some of our brothers and sisters.

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