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Jul 9 9 tweets 3 min read
Today in 2001: Derico Nwamama was beheaded.

Okwudili Ndiwe, known as Derico Nwamama, was a notorious criminal who terrorized the South East between the late 90s and early 2000s. He was just 22 years old.

Starting as a street urchin in Onitsha, he graduated to a pickpocket and then became a dreaded criminal.Image The mere mention of his name sent shivers down the spines of everyone in Igboland.

Derico rose to prominence after he killed his friend Chiejina, a cold-blooded armed robber who ruled the streets of Onitsha at that time. Their friendship began during the famous Umuleri/Aguleri War, but Derico was based in Abuja and only visited the East for robbery operations.
Jun 28, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
30 days in office for the Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, achievements so far.

1) Declared the immediate suspension of transport levies imposed on Tricycles, Buses, Taxis, and other commercial vehicles plying Abia roads. 2) Ordered the immediate termination of all past Abia revenue enforcement appointees.

3) Appointed his Chief protocol officers and Aides.
Jun 14, 2023 24 tweets 10 min read
You asked and we listened!
Here is Part 2 of famous celebrities in the diaspora who are of Igbo descent.

A thread 🧵 ImageImageImageImage Jidenna is a Nigerian-American singer, rapper, and record producer known for his unique style and fusion of hip-hop, R&B, and African sounds. Born Jidenna Theodore Mobisson on May 4, 1985, he gained fame with his hit single "Classic Man." Jidenna proudly embraces his Igbo roots,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Jun 13, 2023 18 tweets 9 min read
Here is a list of Popular American Celebrities who are Originally Igbo.

A Thread 🧵

Please Retweet. ImageImageImageImage Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor is an American actor who is Nigerian and Igbo. His stellar performance as Solomon Northup in the 2013 film, 12 Years a Slave earned him a nominee for the 2014 Academy Awards for Best Actor. twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Image
Jun 12, 2023 5 tweets 1 min read
Get to know the Ebonyi State House of Assembly members and their constituencies ahead of their inauguration tomorrow.

Nwoke Victor Chidi (PDP) Abakaliki North.
Joseph Ununu Ogodo (APC) Abakaliki South.
Nwogbaga Chinyere Juliet (APC) Ebonyi North East.
Nwodo Aloysius Nwodo (APC)… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Henry Sunday Eze (APC) Ishielu North.
Chukwu Arinze Lucas (APC) Ishielu South.
Mbam Goodluck Obinna (APC) Izzi East.
Abiri Godwin (APC) Izzi West.
Esther Agwu (APC) Ohaukwu North.
Lamido Abubakar (APC) Ohaukwu South.
Jun 12, 2023 5 tweets 1 min read
The 8th Abia State House of Assembly will be inaugurated tomorrow.

Here is a list of the Members-elect and their constituency;

Boniface N Isienyi (LP) Ikwuano.
Ugochukwu Collins (PDP) Isialangwa North.
Dennis Rowland Chinwendu (PDP) Isialangwa South.
Okwulehie Onyediako… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Chinasa Anthony Abiola (LP) Umuahia Central.
Obioma Emeka (LP) Umuahia South.
Austin Okezie Meregini (LP) Umuahia East.
Okoro Uchenna Kalu (LP) Arochukwu.
Nnamdi Ibekwe Chimdi (PDP) Bende North.
Emmanuel Ndubuisi (PDP) Bende South.
Oct 27, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
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
Oct 26, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
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,
Oct 25, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
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'".
Jun 7, 2022 8 tweets 3 min read
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
Jun 6, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
Sir Godwin Ubaka Okeke is the Chairman, Board of Directors, G. U. Okeke and Sons Ltd.

Read this story;
A day after the Civil War ended, GUO, with some of his brothers, trekked from their home in Adazi-Ani to Nnewi and returned safely. This was a confirmation that the Civil War Image had ended. Later, he told his parents that he would be going to Onitsha and they released their Peugeot 404 saloon car to him.

He travelled to Onitsha and visited his parents’ property which were all intact. On his way back to the car to return to Adazi-Ani, passengers were
Jun 6, 2022 9 tweets 2 min read
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);
Jun 4, 2022 9 tweets 3 min read
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
Sep 21, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
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.
Jun 25, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read

Six Facts About the Old Eastern Region

The gap between the eastern region and other parts of Nigeria was too much. It led to resentment and envy

Look at these facts.

1. Between 1954 & 1964, Eastern Nigeria was described as the fastest growing economy in the world by Harvard reviews. Faster than China, Singapore and the "Asian Tigers".

2. The Eastern govt was the only government in the world that invested 45% of its revenues in Education.

3. The Eastern Region had the biggest Electricity Supply.
Jun 24, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
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
Jun 18, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
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.
Please RT 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
Jun 17, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
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
Feb 15, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read

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,
Jul 13, 2020 8 tweets 3 min read
#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.
Jul 8, 2020 8 tweets 3 min read
#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