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 â€¢Late Ojukwu Photo: Sun News Publishing More Stories on this Section When Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu joined […]
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)
Three days ago I left the Republic of Biafra with certain members of my Cabinet as a result of a decision taken by that Cabinet in the interest of our people’s survival. Since my departure events have moved with such breathless speed that friends and foe alike have been left not only bewildered but confused. […]
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The Igbo Alphabet There are 36 letters in the Igbo alphabet. There are 8 vowels, 19 consonants, and 9 blends. The Vowels (Udaume) Aâ€”sounds like a in `awe’ Eâ€”sounds like a in `ate’ Iâ€”sounds like e in `eat’ Iâ€”sounds like e in `be’ and has the stress Â· Oâ€”sounds like o in `sonnet’ Oâ€”sounds […]
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 […]
Igu Aro is the proclamation of Igbo Lunar Calendar, a ritual performed every year at Nri in Anaocha LGA of Anambra State.