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  • Pity political office holders

    Don’t envy political office holders, pity them

    This older relative of mine then went on with his demands without first enquiring after my welfare, family and so on. He was just after his own matter. He wanted me to help secure a piece of land for him somewhere in Awka for his business saying that Read more

  • Saving Coconuts from falling

    Igbo cultural beliefs: Saving Coconuts from falling

    When I was younger, I used to think that a lot of Igbo cultural beliefs were fetish and revolved around idolatry and so on. This viewpoint had been canvassed mainly by the early missionaries and their early converts, leading to the decades-long brain Read more

  • Nigerians in Diaspora

    For the Nigerian Diaspora

    I got together recently with two of my friends, I call them brothers. One is into construction and he does a good job of it. He had earlier taken us to one of his project sites where I observed that he had mainly Ghanaian artisans. He says they are Read more

  • Igba Ọdụ

    Igba Ọdụ in Igboland

    Iyom Society, otherwise known as Otu Ọdụ remains the most revered and coveted for women. Elephant tusk anklets known as Ọdụ are worn in both the legs and hands by members of the society as a distinguishing mark. This is in addition to an elaborate Read more

  • Jungle justice in Nigeria

    Ngwori The Specialist

    His name is Akachi but we all called him Ngwori, ‘Ngwori the Specialist’ actually. Uncle Jonah who lives in faraway Kaduna had brought him home during Christmas a few years ago and introduced him to the rest of the family as the perfect man for the Read more

  • There is a country

    Chinua Achebe’s new book, ‘There was a Country: A personal history of Biafra’ opens in characteristic Achebe style with the Igbo proverb that says that a man who does not know where the rain began to beat him cannot say where he dried his body. The p Read more

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