Biafra, officially the Republic of Biafra, was a secessionist state in south-eastern Nigeria that existed from 30 May 1967 to 15 January 1970, taking its name from the Bight of Biafra (the Atlantic bay to its south)

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Ojukwu: The philosophy that defined his politics

  Fresh from exile in 1982, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu joined the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) signifying the beginning of his politics. NDUBUISI ORJI writes on the philosophy that informed his political trajectory. Thursday, December 01 , 2011 •Late Ojukwu Photo: Sun News Publishing More Stories on this Section When Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu joined […]

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Learning Igbo Language

The Igbo Alphabet There are 36 letters in the Igbo alphabet. There are 8 vowels, 19 consonants, and 9 blends.   The Vowels (Udaume) A—sounds like a in `awe’ E—sounds like a in `ate’ I—sounds like e in `eat’ I—sounds like e in `be’ and has the stress · O—sounds like o in `sonnet’ O—sounds […]

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Trends in Igbo names

Of Saints & Names When Maazi William Shakespeare wrote that a rose by any other name would smell just the same, he reckoned without the Igbo people of Africa. Igbo names are not mere appellations; they are “capsules” of concepts, history, lineage, religion, expectations, philosophy, and the entire gamut of human existence. In Igboland, your […]