I am worried that some seemingly educated sons and daughters of Rivers State still evince queer apathy for our sisters and brothers in the East. I am befuddled that the elders with whom I sat two days ago were most infantile in their discussion with me about the impending unity of our regions. An elder made me wince when he called our hero, Nnamdi Kanu, a politician. My goodness! The same Mazi Nnamdi Kanu that came down to Igweocha to meet our beloved Mama Annkio Briggs? A lot of childish reasons were given for their doubt as to his sincerity and the unity.
This lecture was delivered on the Wednesday 23rd of April, 2014 by Nwafor Igbo, Prof. Obododimma Oha on a One-Day Seminar on "Discourses and Representations: Chinua Achebe and the Aftermath," organised by Prof. Aparajita Hazra at the Department of English, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia, India.
It is a reflection on the Legendary works of the global literary icon himself, Late Professor Chinua Achebe.
Read the lecture...
(Spotlight on a vibrant Imo state youth).
*Former SUG student leader.
*Legislative Aide/Civil Servant
“Leadership remains a veritable tool to harness if we must go forward, and to go forward we must restrain from those impediments that clog in our wheel of progress” (Obi Bright Chinweuba).
Barely two weeks the controversial news of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu denouncing the Biafra agitation, circulated on the internet, supposedly targeted at blackmailing the IPOB Leader, another disturbing report has surfaced the internet claiming that Politicians pay money to visit Kanu and take pictures with him.
The article which was posted by Jones Fcc Owuasonaya, seemingly sets out to blackmail the person of Nnamdi Kanu and discredit the intent of his meetings with the politicians.
Another set of the Agents of Destruction of Igbo Cultural Sovereignty is the one that includes some of our Igbo brethren in the US or UK who left here when they were kids and in their early teens. In fact, it happens in some other parts of Africa. But I'm more concerned about the Igbo which I belong and know.
These folks are mainly arrogant and never humble to do some serious and thorough researches by coming down home to investigate the stuffs they are ogling to project and make money with. Let me illustrate how they do this:
Emeka Maduewesi makes startling revelations here...read on...
◄ 1 Kings 12:32 ►
"And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like to the feast that is in Judah, and he offered on the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made."
Have you taken a gulp or taste of it? Well, had you visited the Igbo land, you would have had a taste at least.
It is Mmaya ngwọ (Palm wine), the official traditional palm wine of the Igbo peoplea .
It is the natural mineral (resource) enriched with natural herbs an mutltiple health benefits.
Here are four reasons you should have the palm wine.
1. It is undiluted
In Nigeria, at least for the State of Lagos- and maybe, the entire Yoruba States of the South-West of Nigeria, June 12 has acquired the status of (an unofficial) public holiday. Anyone quite familiar with the Nigerian Political terrain would not find the reason why most of the inhabitants of the Yoruba States, especially Lagos, would “sit at home” on June 12, at least from 1994 or so till date.
Sixty-six-year-old Lawrence Akpu is sitting on a black wheelchair which makes squeaky sound at each move – a sign that it’s in a very bad shape. Hanging on the wall are black and white picture frames and calendars of Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu, leader of the defunct state of Biafra who led his people exactly fifty years ago to a three-year full blown-bloody civil war against the Nigerian government following the massacre and genocide of about 50,000 easterners in the north after the counter-coup of 1966 by General Yakubu Gowon.
Late last night May 17, 2017, I was given a sudden invitation to be a guest at a Radio presentation in one of the Nigerian universities’ Fm stations. The theme was on the Igbo People and the issue of their names in conflict with their origin. I had accepted and went there this morning. Between 9am & 10am, I tried to contribute my thoughts on this issue that has been one of my main concerns about ndi Igbo. I considered that I should share some of the highlights of what I said on air here on Facebook. Below are the highlights:
A "bag of pure water" is sold at N150.
Each contains 20 sachets which is sold at N10.
When you see street hawkers racing back and forth on traffic for hours and sweating profusely under the very scorching sun, all in a bid to sell "pure water", you'll wonder how much they make as gain.
Just N50! Yes N50 as gain... And then you wonder what N50 can do for anyone in this hellish Nigeria.
Now, one would wonder if there's any other place in the World life can be so unfair than Nigeria?