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Ọfọ is made from a sacred ofo tree and it is a critical ritual symbol among the Igbo. It is not messed with.

Ogu is formed with a young palm leaf to represent conscience and equity. Both Ofo and ogu go hand in hand for equity and justice. ImageImage
One who has ọfọ also must have ogu to stand on justice and equity.

Ọfọ has certainly received in-depth study among the Igbo in the context of traditional religion, blessing and prayers, petitioning, settling disputes and healing illnesses.
One with Ọfọ is respected and the one lives a good life to show what one holds for the community. Ọfọ is raised in prayers and petitions. It is also raised in blessing people, settling disputes and sealing up agreements.
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Peoples club was formed in 1971 in Aba, Abia State, by a small group of individuals led by Chief Titus I. Ume-Ezeoke, The onyima 1 of Amichi.
It was during a period of hopelessness following the devastation caused by the war which ended in 1970.

Peoples club was founded when it
mattered most; at a time when Ndigbo lost faith, when they felt abandoned, raped, maimed and ravaged by the civil war. when they had no iota of hope; when the experience and remembrance of war nearly extinguished a race and people, coupled with the pain of receiving only 20pounds
from the federal govt as a palliatives to build back their multi thousands and million businesses.

It was not founded only to socialize, but also to help heal the wounds of the challenging times of the post war era. It was the social and business torchbearer of Igbo
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Prof. Kenneth Onwuka Dike was an educationist and historian.
He was known as the "Pioneer Historian"
He is credited with "having played the leading role in creating a generation of African historians who could interpret their own history without being
influenced by Eurocentric approaches.

A native of Awka in Anambra state, Dr Kenneth Dike has been referred to as ‘The Father of West African Historiography’
He Was the first Nigerian Professor of History, the first indigenous Vice Chancellor of University of Ibadan,
the first Professor of African history at Harvard.

He created the National Archives of Nigeria, headed a reformation of the Nigerian history curriculum and founded the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ibadan in 1962.

He is still remembered as the founder of the
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Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" is the most widely read African novel.

Read in Nigeria and throughout Africa, It is studied widely in Europe, India, and North America, where it has spawned numerous secondary and tertiary analytical works. It has achieved similar status and Image
repute in Australia and Oceania. The novel was translated into over 60 languages and sold over 20million copies.

In 2018, The novel was listed by Encyclopædia Britannica as one of "12 Novels Considered the 'Greatest Book Ever Written'".
TIME Magazine included it in TIME best 100 English Novel ever written.

In 2011, Chinua Achebe turned down a $1 million offer from #50Cent to use the title, 'Things Fall Apart' for an upcoming movie. The movie was later named 'All Things Fall Apart'.
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Prof. Dora Nkem Akunyili OFR was a pharmacist and government administrator who gained International recognition.

She was the director-general of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) from 2001 to 2008.

She stopped the sales and consumption of
fake drugs in Nigeria, after she watched her sister aged 21, die after being given injections of fake insulin as part of regular diabetes treatment in 1998.

She put together a team of mostly female pharmacists and inspectors and started a war against counterfeit drugs that saw
many open-air medicine markets across the country closed down. Including one in Kano State after her officers confiscated £140,000 worth of fake drugs.

As of June 2006, she was reported to have secured convictions for 45 counterfeiters with 56 cases pending. Her efforts led to
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Chief Chika Emenike "Ojichukwu Nnewi" is the CEO and Chairman of KOTEC Group.
He hails from Urualla in Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State and like every other Igbo industrialist, he had a very humble beginning.

He's a product of the Igbo apprenticeship system.
He was brought to Nnewi in the 80s from Urualla as an apprentice.

His company, KOTEC Group is one of the leading motorcycle spare parts manufacturing companies. Kotec Group has many subsidiaries which are;

Kotec Industrial company Ltd(deals on motorcycle spare parts trading);
Chitec Agro Ltd, O’xtophers International Company Ltd (Trading on general goods); Target Automobile Com­pany Limited (Manufacturers of target automobile spare parts.); Event Beverages Ltd (Manufacturers of Event table water.); Tummy-Tummy Foods Industries Limited (Manufacturers
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The Igbo Apprenticeship system is an economic model practiced widely by the Igbos.
It is the largest business incubator platform in the world.

It is an extension of the entrepreneurial spirit where an induction strategy is utilised to induct mostly young men into entrepreneurial Image
ventures by established entrepreneurs locally referred to as Oga (master).

Igbos are known for their business acumen which can be seen in markets scattered all over the country from Onitsha to Nnewi to Aba to Alaba International Market to Sabon Gari to jos etc.

An apprentice
(which could be a male family member or a community member usually in their teens to their adulthood) spends a considerable amount of time with his master, serves for specific years, learns the trade of his master in the process of serving, and after serving, the master settles
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Eze Kanu Oji is Nigeria's longest monarch to ever reign in history and one of the longest in the world

Born in the year 1900, He reigned from 1914 - 1987, ruling for 73 years continuously.
He was crowned Eze Aro in 1914 at 14 years. But he could not take full control of the
throne until he attained a full age of 21 years. And that was in 1921, exactly 7 years after his coronation. It was then that he performed his first important public function as Eze Aro as he chaired, for the first time, a vital meeting of Aro Traditional Leaders Council.
It is not his longevity that draws attention but the wisdom and achievements he made on the throne, which still resonate and remain indelible in the sands of history and have transformed him to a legend Among the people. At the centenary commemoration of Aro-British war,
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Nelly Uchendu was a singer, composer and actress.
She was Revered for modernizing traditional Igbo folk music.

In 1976, Her song "Love Nwantinti" shot her to fame and it earned her the "Lady with the Golden Voice" sobriquet. She released six albums during her career. Image
Some of her other songs were "Waka", "Aka Bu Eze", "Mama Hausa" which she performed both in and outside Nigeria, most notably in London, England alongside Sir Warrior and his Oriental Brothers during the 1980s.
She was also an Actress, In 1986, She appeared as Ikemefuna's mother
in NTA Network's televised version of Things Fall Apart, and later as Tony's mother in the 1994 Nollywood movie Nneka the Pretty Serpent.

She died on 12th April 2005 in a hospital in Enugu State after a reported illness. She was aged 55.

May she continue to rest in peace 🙏
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The Ijele Masquerade, is the biggest known Masquerade in Africa. Ijele originated from the old Anambra State many centuries ago, According to UNESCO recent commentary The origin of Ijele according to available Oral story, emanated from Umueri.
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It was this very group that performed the first "izi egwu ijele"(introduction of the Mask) to other communities like Aguleri, Nsugbe,Nando, Awkuzu etc. Its pertinent to note Umuatuolu Umueri was instrumental to the introduction of Okeke masqurades to Igbariamu, Nteje, and some
other Villages outside Omabala areas. and In recognizing the roles played by Umueri in the Origin of Ijele, the Old Anambra State Government unanimously selected their Ijele Cultural troupe, led by Chief Obiako Raphael Anizoba (Agunech'ibe)of Umuatuolu village Umueri to represent
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Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart was published on this day in 1958.

It was Chinua Achebe's debut novel.
It depicts pre-colonial life in the southeastern part of Nigeria and the arrival of Europeans during the late 19th century.
It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel ImageImage
in English, and one of the first to receive global critical acclaim. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and is widely read and studied in English-speaking countries around the world. The novel was first published in the UK in 1962 by William Heinemann Ltd, and
became the first work published in Heinemann's African Writers Series.

It is the most widely read African novel.

The novel was translated into 61 languages and sold over 20m copies.

In 2018, Encyclopedia Britannica named it as one of the 12 greatest book ever.
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“In my town no boy can be considered adult until he has performed the Imamowu rituals. He must earn enough money by his own labour to pay the huge fees ranging from 3 to 30 pounds.
He must provide ten mounds of utara, or pounded yam meal, which no two persons heaving together could lift up an inch from the floor. He must provide other edibles and drinkables upon which the members must feast until their stomachs appear to be bursting.
At midnight he is led into a dark room where he is frightened by a masked mowu or juju. The mowu puts a reed between his jaws and talks like the spirit. The boy must shake hands with him. Then they converse in a friendly way about society and its needs.
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Child naming (Iba Afa/Igu aha) in Igbo land entails a series of activities that culminates in the actual giving of names. Names given to a child can be seen as a story, told of the prevailing circumstance or philosophy at birth.
A child could be given up to 5 names including the one given by his/her ‘chi’ to respect the deity of the date of birth. Thus, any child born on any of ‘Afo’, ‘Nkwo̩’, ‘Eke’, ‘Orie/Oye’ automatically bears the name of that day; (Okorie/Okoye, Nwafor, Udenkwo, Akueke, etc.
However, in the early 20th century, the alteration of Igbo names began. The missionaries and early Christians altered Igbo names to suit their Christian idea of God thus the proliferation of ‘Chi’ names. ‘Chi’, (a personal spirit guide) became God.
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Stanley Uzochukwu is the CEO of Stanel Group, an energy company specialized in marketing Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), AGO (Diesel) and DPK (Kerosine). Over the years, Stanel Group has expanded its tentacles into the production and sales of automobile parts
vehicle consumables amongst others for domestic and industrial use.

In 2017, he acquired the Chicken Republic franchise covering the entire South East region. This arm of his enterprise employs over 700 youths.

In July 2017, Anambra State Governor,
Willie Obiano commissioned Stanel Group ultra-modern luxury mega centre (Stanel World) in Awka, Anambra State. The facility boasts an impressive farmers’ market with standby home delivery vehicles, French bakery, pharmacy store, automated car maintenance centre, car wash
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#ManCrushMonday Cosmas Maduka
Cosmas Maduka CON is a businessman and philanthropist, the Founder, President and Chairman of the Coscharis Group, an indigenous conglomerate with diverse interest in Manufacturing, ICT, Petrochemical, Auto care and Auto Components, Automobile Sales
and Services, Agric and Agro Allied business sectors.

He is famous for Coscharis Motors, a leading automobile sales and servicing company. In addition to other brands of cars such as Range Rover, Ford and Jaguar; he is sole distributor of BMW in Nigeria.
In 2015, He was featured in Forbes Africa TV Series “Worst Day with Peace Hyde” and was estimated to worth $500 million.

He formally ventured into business at the age of 17.

He co-founded a spare parts company known as CosDave with his friend named Dave. The startup also failed
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#WomanCrushWednesday @aoteh
Arunma Oteh, OON was the Treasurer and a Vice President of the World Bank between 2015-2018. She became the Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Nigeria in January 2010. In this position she was responsible for regulation
of Nigeria's capital markets, including the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

In July 2015, after her tenure in the SEC, she was appointed the vice president and treasurer of the World Bank.
She worked for various institutions including the Harvard Institute for International Development
and Centre Point Investments Limited of Nigeria in corporate finance, consulting, teaching and research. She joined the African Development Bank (AfDB) in 1992.
She was a Senior Investment Officer/Senior Capital Markets Officer from 1993 to 1997, then Division Manager Investments
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Sir Louis Odumegwu Ojukwu

Sir Louis Phillip Odumegwu Ojukwu, was a business tycoon who hailed from Umudim Nnewi. He was considered the wealthiest person in Nigeria and the whole of west Africa at the time.
He was Nigeria's first recorded billionaire with his net worth reaching equivalent of 4 billion dollars using today's currency.

He was the founder of Ojukwu Transport, Ojukwu Stores and Ojukwu Textiles. At his peak, he was the first and founding president of The Nigerian Stock
Exchange as well as president of The African Continental Bank.

He was also either chairman or on the board of directors of some of Nigeria's most profitable companies such as Shell Oil Nigeria Limited, Guinness Nig. Ltd, Nigerian National Shipping Lines, Nigerian Cement Factory,
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Asụsụ Igbo maa mma jọọ njọ,ọ dịịrị ụmụafọ Igbo niile. Onye ọ bụla kwesịrị itinye aka mee asụsụ Igbo ka ọ mawaga mma karịa etu ọ dị ugbu a. O nweghị ihe asụsụ ndị àmà ama n'ụwa nwere, asụsụ Igbo enweghi😀.Ya bụ na onye Igbo ọbụla kwesịrị inwe afọ
ojuju n'ebe asụsụ Igbo dị ma tinye aka kwado asụsụ Igbo nke ọma maka na a gbakọọ ọnụ nyuo maamiri, ọ gba ụfụfụ.
Ụfọdụ ihe ndị na-adola asụsụ Igbo azụ gunyere:
1. Ndị otu "Eji asụsụ Igbo eme gịnị" Ejighị asụsụ Igbo kpọrọ ihe etu e si jiri asụsụ ndị ọzọ. Onye ọbụla bụ onye Igbo kwesịrị ịgba mbọ iji mee ka asụsụ anyị na-ada ụda n'ụwa niile.
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#ALAIGBOGovernance #BIAFRAofTheMind
Today, on #PostcardsFromALAIGBO, - a thought-provoking piece by Prof. Obi Nwakanma, on the need for an IGBO Renaissance, titled:


1/ "There is no single proof or evidence today that the Igbo of this generation are capable of transforming any nation to which they lay claim. I have looked; I have studied the Igbo situation, and I have listened to my Igbo kinsmen, & I think something is fundamentally wrong..."
2/ "The Igbo are trapped in a deadening hate, self-pity and nostalgia. It is the kind of nostalgia that is both defeatist and deadly because it continues to romanticize the past while the future speeds away..." -Prof. Obi Nwakanma

#ALAIGBO2050 #MindsetReset #PostcardsFromALAIGBO
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Igbo Ndị ọma nọ na Tuwita oge Akụkọ Ifo anyị eruwo. Igbo na asị na ezuo ka aha eri udene, atọ tuo ngiga.
#ỌgbakọNdịIgbo #Igbotic #IgboTwitterCommunity #IgboInvasion #Igbotic #IgboAmaka


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Akụkọ Ihe Mere Ụmụnwanyi ji Anaghị Agba Afụọnụ

Ifo Cha kpii !........................................... Woo!

O nwere otu ụbọchị...........................Otu ụbọchị eruo

Nkịta nyara akpa?................................ nsị agwụ n’ọhịa
N’OGE gboo, mgbe elu bụ ala ọsa, ma ụmụnwoke ma ụmụnwanyị na-agba afụọnụ.
  N’oge ahụ,o nwere otu agadi nwanyị aha ya bụ Mmaakụ. Nwanyị a wara anya ma na-akpa agwa ka nwoke. Afụọnụ ya buru ibu ma tokwaa ogologo.
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You don’t have to Bleach to Glow!

No, you are not toning, you are bleaching.
You know how I know?... I tone too! I have been toning for 5years consistently and I am still one of the blackest radiant people I know! Igbo too😉

Yes there’s a difference

Toning is great for your skin, if you are really toning!
No, toning isn’t meant to change your complexion.
In cosmetics, skin toner or simply toner refers to a lotion or wash designed to cleanse the skin and shrink the appearance of pores, usually used on the face.👇🏽
Toners can be applied to the skin in different ways: On damp cotton wool.
Toning (based on dermatologist's prescription) evens out uneven skin tone, corrects dark spots, discolorations and so on. Toning is actually part of a skin cleansing process because it benefits the skin.👇🏽
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