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Language bigotry and deletion of African civilisation

Language is a medium for preservation of culture and civilisation arising naturally from interaction of a people with their ecosystem. The human being, since manifestation on mother earth following the…

Ndigbo: No entreaties, no apologies!

These are going to be pleasant times. The mighty shall fall on account of injustice and bad faith. Their fall will abundantly confirm the immutability of natural law. That law…

Alabi-Isama’s Tragedy of Victory: A review (2)

In this instalment, I shall dwell on the pedigree of the author of the work. The lessons in his spiritual and material development are too weighty to be glossed over.…

The market in Igboland (2)

The market in Igboland is an indisputable commodities exchange centre. Farm products, which are prone to denaturing after a few days, find their ways to the market, along with hardware…

Market in Igboland (1)

One key common characteristic of our Bantu subculture, which we as Nigerians have allowed received culture to destroy, is our eight-day week. My studies indicate that most African subcultures of…

Cow for the community (2)

The head of family would then summon the kindred and inform them of the passing of a patriarch. Usual rites at every stage required kolanuts, alligator pepper, drinks which should…

Cow for the community

At the death of a highly visible member of any community, in Igboland, the nuclear family, as a rule, should present a cow to the community. It is a community…

The tragedy of royalty in Igboland

Ordinarily, the term royalty connotes high human pedigree worth revering. In history, it imported connection with kingship lineage, which is hereditary. We now know that so much evil has been…

Hail the regime of Nigerian minorities! (2)

The key issue here is that Calabar, Ogoja Rivers State Movement, as I came to learn much later, while I was in Standard Four in Gudi, in 1954. The late…

Hail the regime of Nigerian minorities!

The minorities all over the world suffer the same fate; they are scarcely in leadership. When they come by leadership at all, they are held to ransom by the majority.…

Draft Igbo agenda in Nigeria project (2)

By MAC Odu 2.2 The legislature, replete with inexperienced lawmakers, have for themselves as much portions of the commonwealth as they can conscript by increasingly disastrous legislation and get away…

Draft Igbo agenda in Nigeria Project (1)

By MAC Odu Preamble Certain weighty statements have to be made on the Nigeria Project to clarify the import of this document. 1.1 Ndigbo were in the forefront of Nigeria’s…

Biafra as a metaphor (3)

Those who want to depend on national resources for their group welfare and happiness are doomed to irrelevance in an increasingly productive world. Those who claim leadership as their right…

Biafra as a metaphor (2)

By Mac Odu Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Action Group (AG) had made inroads into National Council of Nigeria and the Camerouns (NCNC)-controlled areas of the East as reprisal for NCNC…

Flashback: Biafra as a metaphor (1)

By Mac Odu It has become necessary to examine the metaphor of Biafra for the purpose of resting the anxiety of youth of Igboland in the widest sense. I write…

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