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SECRETES NOT KNOWN ABOUT THE NIGERIAN COAT OF ARM

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HOW BRITON SOLD NIGERIANS TO PERPETUAL REPRESSION                                                                               by                                                                            Zumba


Your country needs you for the rebuilding of your shattered homeland. Your homeland ruined by exploitation. The tyrants of foreign nations (George Patmore). Reading the excellent publication of Walter Rodney, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, immediately reminds us of certain past which Africa once had, but does not have it again because of her marriage to Europe. In an interview, the Nigerian Achebe summarised the African situation as a loss. In his words,
The European invasion resulted in Africans losing their “grip over history”. It also led to their losing “their memory of Africa”, a massive loss since “the past” is all we have (Speech, 63).
The Europeans came to Africa with the primary intention to colonize Africa. But the atmosphere for colonialism was not too obvious. The al…

ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF THE IJAGAM

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One thing history has ignored obliviously is the contribution of the Ijagam in the development of the human population in Africa and the world in general. The Ijagam culture overtook the inhabitants of their neighbourhood right from the Anang-Ibibio of Akwa-Ibom state, the Efik community of people both in Nigeria and the peopling of the human societies in the border country Cameroon. Call them the Ijagam, Ejagam or Ejagham; it is the same term referring to the ancient population of giants that chracterised the monolithic African population that contributed in the peopling of the populations that occupy the present day Nigeria South-Southern/Western Cameroon.
Drawing inference from the interconnected tie between the oral traditions of some historically related neighbours, it is apparent that the name Ijagam was derived from the root word, “Ijaga” which connote “gigantic, huge, giant, large, great” etc. The inclusion of “m” in the word makes it a noun, “Ijagam” referring to a people of t…

THE STORY OF ONOJA OBONI'S LEGENDARY

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THE BRIEF HISTORY OF ONOJA OBONI Extracted from the oral text, Onoja Epic by Oneji Nnaji

Read also: The History of Umuonoja

Onoja Oboni remains one multicultural epic, hero and legend that has remained exceptionally significant in the consanguinity trace of the Igbo, Benin and Ida. Onoja’s ancestry showed him a king, while his hobo depicted him as a legend in the likelihood of the cosmic hero; Ikenga. In search of ancestral birthplace, Onoja left his foot prints in Umuekete, along the Agulu areas of Anambra State; Umuonoja, a community in Nsukka; the city of ancient legends, Ogurugu; Ama-Nkanu in Enugu state, peopling population till when finally he arrived at Nkalaha where he lived in his last days and died. Onoja was survived by three children: Ofu (whom he named after his mother’s home), Omaba and Oyide. The descendants of these sons survive today as communities in the North-eastern part of Igbo land: Nkalaha and Obeagu (pronounced Ubegu). Research also proved evidence of this populat…

BOOK REVIEW ON THE EFFECTS OF COLONIALISM ON THE AFRICAN TRADITIONAL LIFESTYLE

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Book Title:TheEaglesTribe The Author: Onyeji Nnaji Publishing Press: Tink Graphic Year of publication: 2008 Place of Publication: Enugu, Nigeria Number of Pages: 186 Price: Not stated Reviewer: Mr. Chukwu Shadrach
Introduction             Onyeji Nnaji, in The Eagles Tribe, portrays the spiritual relationship between the Igbo and their natural world, a relation that went beyond the visible physical correspondence. Set in a village called Umugo, Nnaji portrays nature as another character in the novel, not just keeping it in the background. He presents nature as a living entity which acts alongside the human characters. That the idea of exploiting nature for their own benefit is unimaginable for the Igbo is apparent in their physical activities and mental positions which are shaped by the surrounding environment. Nnaji shows how the Igbo agricultural life, religious beliefs, festivals, their ideas about the world and human life are all intertwined with nature. The summary of all the struggles …