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Brief Of The Peace Talk Held To End The Nigerian-Biafran War At Ethiopia In 1968

This excerpt is part of the many full scale peace talks between Nigeria and Biafra. In the events of 1968, the war had taken an intense turn, heavily embodied in hostilities and severe inflictions especially on the Biafran people by the British government assisted-Nigerian government.

In the build up to the eventual agreement of seizure, many talks were held. Most of these talks which were held largely outside Nigeria were discarded and were trashed especially by the Nigerian government as soon as the delegations returned to the country.  They mostly ended up lip talks.

Igbos In The Seventies...A Story Of Ndi-Igbo After The Biafran War (Part Three

As soon as the war was over, in virtually every populated nook and cranny of Igboland, ranging from the crowded urban and commercial centers to the remotest of hamlets, the sight of stone-faced Nigerian soldiers armed to the teeth in faded khaki was commonplace.

Igbos In The Seventies...A Story Of Ndi-Igbo After The Biafran War (Part One)

You would probably not have heard what transpired immediatley after the Nigerian-Biafran war. The dreaded heavy presence of the Nigerian soldiers who were as it were, sitll engaged in subtle atrocities often on the directive of the central government of Gowon. The dehumanising acts, divide and rule tactics and numerous other ploys thrown up by the Nigerian government to ensure the atleast long-term political incapacitation of the whole of Igbo land, South East, were introduced.

Igbos In The Seventies...A Story Of Ndi-Igbo After The Biafran War (Part One)

This tale leads us into the life of these great people with uncommon greatness, history and nature. It is quite impossible to exhaust the tale of Ndi-Igbo for in fact, their unmatched exploits manifest every time and progressively. 

Unrivalled as it were, amongst the Ethnic groups in especially, West Africa, the Igbo people set the pace and trend in modern civilisation and achievements for the folowing of others.

In this tale, Igbo history goes classical, revealing the untouched truths and unheard facts which one will definitely find inspiring, insightful and scholarly.

The Struggle Of The Ancient Igbo Society With Colonialism And The Aftermath

Did Igbo egalitarian, classical democracy and political autonomy aid the penetration and conquer of the society by the British government? 

Did our disunity bring to us the greatest nightmare ala Igbo has ever seen since its birth?

Well, history always teaches us better, enlarging the scope of knowledge, revealing unknwon truths and facts in past historical occurences.

In this piece, the writer takes our mind back to the circumstances that aided the defeat of the ancient pre-colonial Igbo society as well as the aftermath realities of clolnialsim.

Mbe Nwaniga's Reflection On The 1929 Aba Women Riots...Real Facts You May Be Missing

The Aba women riot is a history that could be convincingly retold and yet, maintains its unique insight, its narrative taste, its authentic perspective of the power and indispensable contribution of Igbo women in the fight for the liberalisation of Nigeria from the shackles of colonialism. 

The women of Aba fought with vigour, with resolve, determination and largely, their intellect. History was made of such a revolt by women of African descent who conventionally were stiffled and held in bounds by the patriarchal traditions of Africa. 

Bronze Castings And Designs, The Ingenuity Of The Igbo-Ukwu People In The Ninth Century

It is possible that the inhabitants of Igbo-Ukwu had a metalworking art that flourished as early as the ninth century (though this date remains controversial). Three sites have been excavated, revealing hundreds of ritual vessels and regalia castings of bronze or leaded bronze that are among the most inventive and technically accomplished bronzea ever made. The people of Igbo-Ukwu, ancestors of present-day Igbo, were the earliest smithers of copper and its alloys in West Africa, working the metal through hammering, bending, twisting, and incising.

Nkwerre Goldsmiths....The Masters Of Arts In Igboland

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According to one version of Nkwerre folklore, Chukwu Okike, the creator deity, sent Ogadazu, the patron deity of iron and blacksmithing, to the Okoto forest and instructed him to teach the first son of Okwaraeshi (the mythical founder of Nkwerre) he met the art of smithing. Nachi, a young man who would eventually become the founder of Umunachi, was gathering fruits in the forest when he ran into Ogadazu, who gave him a hammer, an anvil, a pair of bellows, and imbued him with knowledge of metallurgy and the ability to forge iron ore into metal wares. 

Ekumeku Was The Group That Fought Colonial Masters In Igbo Land And They Were Called "Ikuku or Wind"...Read The Shocking Story

The strength and wonders of the Igbo society had terrified the colonial masters, for they had never imagined such tireless strength and resilience of a people whose communities sat around the Niger River. 

The fearful shock of the colonial masters had emanated from the fact that prior to invading the Igbo land, they had been given easy and free access into territories of other tribes Nigerian they had taken over.

The community men fought with might and charm. They had invoked at most times, the help of the spirits which enabled them to disappear and re-appear.

Lol..Read The Funny Story That Tells How Nwachukwu, The Powerful Igbo Man Was Named "Killi We"

"His real name was Nwozuzu Nwachukwu (or something like that). He got the nick name 'Killi We' after a fight with a certain man. Story has it that the man refused to pay him for his services as a truck pusher. Nwachukwu then carried the man's goods from either the market or bus stop (I can't really say) to the man's house.

After dropping off the goods, the man refused to pay claiming the charge was too high. He tried to walk away and Nwachukwu grabbed him by the hand insisting he must pay. A fight ensued and he pinned the man to the ground.

The Civil War in Bonny...What You May Not Have Heard

The late King Pepple of Bonny on his death bed appointed his favourite slave Anna Pepple to take charge of his houses, women, and goods, for the benefit of his son, the present King, and to manage the affairs of the state till he should arrive at age to take the office upon himself;but the old slave was so intoxicated with his power, that instead of giving up his regency at the proper time, he attempted to plant himself firmly on the throne of his late master, and keep the lawful heir in a state of vassalage. 

See Pre-Colonial Roof In Igbo Land That Will Marvel You

Do they doubt our ingenuity?

Do they fear our unyielding spirit and determined minds? Or,

Do they try to scuttle our achievements for the insecurity of their intellectual weakness? 

No matter be their belief, Ndi-Igbo are just simply unthinkably extraordinary.

This picture was taken in the pre-colonial area and it seems difficult to imagine how this roof was constructed when there were little or no advanced technological machines and civilisations of today.

You still doubt Ndi-Igbo are exceptionally creative?

Credit: Igbo amaka

The Other End Of Igbos' Natural Quest For Freedom

Notable for their ingenuity, strong spirit and belief in freedom, the Igbo person hardly bows to subjugation, intimidation and dehumanisation of any sort. The Igbo person would rather take his life than see his right and privileges denied.

It is also, natural with the Igbo people rebel authorities that conspire against and trample on these rights.

Notable evidence of this fact is the story of Latulipe, an Igbo French slave who did the unthinkable for the sake of freedom.  

Another School Of Thought Tells History Of Igbo People That May Shock You

There has been emergence of schools of thought as to the very origin of the Igbo ethnicity. History has well been reshaped with researches and findings necessary to unraveling this myth of one of the greatest tribes of the entire human race.

While a school of thought postulated we hailed from “somewhere near the confluence point of rivers Niger and Benue in Kogi state,” some others, seemingly from a different background say Ndi-Igbo never migrated from anywhere but have been the original inhabitants of the geographic area known as Igboland.

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