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Religion / Re: What Are The Similarities Between Atheists And Muslims On Nairaland by osisi2(f): 6:07pm On Apr 02, 2009
iReport:

They are quick to report you and stalk the moderator till you are banned just because you asked them an uncomfortable question regarding their belief.

we both share the same experiences.
Queenisha and a few others were banned and reason was "Islam"
Politics / Re: Manslaughter Case: Ibinabo Sent To Kirikiri by osisi2(f): 6:03pm On Apr 02, 2009
Have they measured here for the prison Uniform?
They should also sew a couple of maternity ones since she'll have at least one baby by one of the guards before being released.
That's the law grin
Culture / Re: Igbo Kwenu! kwezuo Nu! Join Us If You're Proud To Be An Igbo Guy/Lady by osisi2(f): 5:57pm On Apr 02, 2009
otele:

shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
wahala dikwa o, amaghim na ewere ndi ma m like this o . . . . .

pres-elect,

e bim ten minutes away from enfield college, mana i choo ihu m, i ga ahu m on weekends ebe white hart lane (tottenham) ebe mu na umuigbo ibe m na akwada nkwu, cheesy i[b] nwekwara ike inwete m na seven sisters ebe m na aga ese cigar with umunwanyi ndi ghana [/b] grin ndi na esere m cigar badly grin mana mpa m hu ebe m na ese cigar nsogbu dikwa o, onaghikwa eme nke nwa britain, o ga ewe iwe di egwu.

asha 80,
egwu ahu atoka. aga m aga choo ya na ahia

I che na mu ahubeghi gi na seven sisters.ebe isi na KFC puta banye n'ime bus na akuku Holloway Road. grin
a ga m ese gi photo one day
Culture / Re: Igbo Kwenu! kwezuo Nu! Join Us If You're Proud To Be An Igbo Guy/Lady by osisi2(f): 5:54pm On Apr 02, 2009
agabaI23:

essex?

okwu ahu putara mgbe Nwa dc na acho isi nwakwuna na onitsha na ya choro ikwa akwamiko iko.

Akwuna ahu siri ya

Nwa DC i choro ikwa iko

Nwa DC zara ya si, 'ee sex'! nke putara, 'yes sex 'maka na O maghi etu e si ekwu akwamiko na igbo.

Nwa dc laghachiri obodo ya je gbanwee aha ya ka o buru essex maka akwuna ahu mere ya obi uto.

Ya mere ndi essex ji ragbuo onwe ha na nwanyi.
Essex is the most promiscuous city in the UK grin

I bu onye ara
Chei
This is hilarious
Education / Re: 100 best secondary schools in Africa by osisi2(f): 5:46pm On Apr 02, 2009
*comfort:

The 100 best high schools in Africa, 2003. grin

Any Okrika secondary grammar school on the list? grin
Education / Re: 100 best secondary schools in Africa by osisi2(f): 5:41pm On Apr 02, 2009
OMO IBO:

na wa oooo
unu lewekwenu zimbabwe ooo

meanwhile, you got source ma'am?

Imagine Zimbabwe?
Isn't that where they sell one loaf of bread for millions of their money?

http://www.africaalmanac.com/top20highschools.html

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Education / Re: 100 best secondary schools in Africa by osisi2(f): 5:32pm On Apr 02, 2009
asha 80:

Are these rankings current?

No
October 2003 lipsrsealed
but that's the only one out there

where's uche2nna?
He'll be glad his school,CKC is up there
Culture / Re: Do you want a wife from Oraifite ? by osisi2(f): 5:31pm On Apr 02, 2009
Anyi ga ahapu omenala mebe omen'elu?
Education / 100 best secondary schools in Africa by osisi2(f): 5:08pm On Apr 02, 2009
1. Grey College South Africa
2. Rift Valley Academy Kenya
3. King Edward VII School South Africa
4. Hilton College South Africa
5. St. George's College Zimbabwe
6. Prince Edward School Zimbabwe
7. International School of Kenya Kenya
8. Accra Academy Ghana
9. Lycée Lamine Guèye Senegal
10. Adisadel College Ghana
11. St John's College Houghton South Africa
12. Maritzburg College South Africa
13. Lycée Guebre Mariam Ethiopia
14. Selborne College South Africa
15. St Alban's College South Africa
16. Lycée Lyautey Morocco
17. Durban High School South Africa
18. Grey High School South Africa
19. St Andrew`s College South Africa
20. Gateway High School Zimbabwe
21. Glenwood High School South Africa
22. Rainbow International School Uganda
23. Lycée Moulay Youssef Morocco
24. Kearsney College South Africa
25. St. James High School Zimbabwe
26. Wynberg Boys High School South Africa
27. Pretoria Boys High School South Africa
28. Lycée Français de Tananarive Madagascar
29. Mauritius College of the Air Mauritius
30. International School Moshi Tanzania
31. Le Collège Mermoz Ivory Coast
32. Strathmore School Kenya
33. Parktown Boys' High School South Africa
34. International School of Tanganyika Tanzania
35. Holy Child School Ghana
36. Christ The King College Onitsha Nigeria
37. Graeme College South Africa
38. Jeppe High School for Boys South Africa
39. Alliance High School Kenya
40. Hillcrest School Jos Nigeria
41. Kingswood College South Africa
42. Hamilton High School Zimbabwe
43. Lincoln International School Uganda
44. Lycée Victor Hugo Morocco
45. Alexandra High School South Africa
46. École Normale Supérieure Guinea
47. Ghana International School Ghana
48. Arundel School Zimbabwe
49. Rondebosch Boys' High School South Africa
50. Starehe Boys' Centre Kenya
51. American International School of Johannesburg South Africa
52. Victoria Park High School South Africa
53. Methodist Boys High School Sierra Leone
54. Harare International School Zimbabwe
55. Methodist Girls High School Sierra Leone
56. Lenana School Kenya
57. St. Andrew's High School Malawi
58. Benoni High School South Africa
59. Waddilove High School Zimbabwe
60. Roedean School South Africa
61. Wykeham Collegiate Independent School for Girls South Africa
62. Lycee Francais du Caire Egypt
63. Christian Brothers' College Bulawayo Zimbabwe
64. Kamuzu Academy Malawi
65. Mount Pleasant High School Zimbabwe
66. Mfantsipim School Ghana
67. Chisipite Senior School Zimbabwe
68. Gayaza High School Uganda
69. Kutama College Zimbabwe
70. Wheelus High School Libya
71. Michaelhouse School South Africa
72. Westville Boys' High School South Africa
73. Namilyango College Uganda
74. Government College Umuahia Nigeria
75. Muir College South Africa
76. Wesley Girls High School Ghana
77. Alexander Sinton High School South Africa
78. Lycée Faidherbe Senegal
79. Royal College Port Louis Mauritius
80. Lycée La Fontaine Niger
81. Lycée Lyautey de Casablanca Morocco
82. Settlers High School South Africa
83. Nyeri High School Kenya
84. Pinetown Boys' High School South Africa
85. Kings' College Lagos Nigeria
86. Lycée Français Liberté Mali
87. Paarl Boys' High School South Africa
88. St. Paul's College Namibia
89. Tafari Makonnen School Ethiopia
90. Wynberg Girls' High School South Africa
91. Bingham Academy Ethiopia
92. Port Shepstone High School South Africa
93. Clapham High School South Africa
94. Hillcrest Secondary School Kenya
95. South African College School South Africa
96. Lycée Blaise Diagne Senegal
97. St Mary's Diocesan School for Girls South Africa
98. Townsend High School Zimbabwe
99. St.Gregory's College Nigeria
100. Allan Wilson High School Zimbabwe

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Culture / Do you want a wife from Oraifite ? by osisi2(f): 5:08pm On Apr 02, 2009
Igbo Marriage Ceremony Of Oraifite Nigeria with Bride Prices

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First Visit - traditionally known as Ikuaka n'uzo
A suitor shall make the customary first visit to his prospective in-law accompanied by not more than four relatives and/or friends with not more than one gallon of palm wine.

A violation of this provision shall upon proof thereof render the suitor liable to a penalty of #100.00 (One hundred Naira) payable to the Oraifite Improvement Union.


Second Visit
On the second customary visit the suitor accompanied by not more than five persons shall present to his proposed in-law not more than two gallions of palm wine (Nkwu Enu), four gallions of raffia palm wine (Ngwo), one carton of beer, one crate of soft drinks and one bottle of gin where upon the host shall on this occasion present some food and entertainment to his guests.

An infringement of this provision shall on proof thereof attract a penalty of #200.00 (Two hundred Naira) payable to the Oraifite Improvement Union by the Suitor.


Third Visit
On the customary third visit, the suitor shall be accompanied by nine persons and he shall on this occasion present to the family of the prospective bribe not more than two gallions of palm wine (Nkwu Enu), four gallions of raffia palm wine (Ngwo), two cartons of beer, two crates of soft drinks and one bottle of choice spirit or hot drink. The visitors or guests shall on this occasion be presented some food and entertainment.

A violation of this provision shall on proof thereof attract a penalty of #300.00 (Three hundred Naira) payable by the offender to the Oraifite Improvement Union.


Bride Price - traditionally known as Ime ego nwanyi
Bride price shall be in strict conformity with the provisions of Limitation of Dowry Law, Cap. 76, Laws of Eastern Nigeria, 1963, so however that the maximum bride price payable shall not exceed the sum of #60.00 (Sixty Naira).


Ima Ogodo
Not more than ten persons shall accompany the suitor on this occasion during which he shall present to the bride's family not more than the following items:
One native goat (Ewu Igbo)
Ten big yams
Ten big coco yams
One bunch of plaintains
One bunch of bananas
Two gallions of raffia palm wine (Ngwo)
Eight Kola nuts and
One bottle of spirit (hot drink)

To the youths (Umu Okolobia) of the bride's family, kindred or villiage the suitor shall present on this occasion:

Two gallions of palm wine (Nkwu Enu) and
Four gallions of raffia palm wine (Ngwo)
To the maidens (Umu Agboghobia) of the bride's family, kindred or villiage the suitor shall present on this occasion:
Two gallions of raffia palm wine (Ngwo) and
Two crates of soft drinks
To the bride's mother the suitor shall on this occasion present:
Four gallions of raffia palm wine (Ngwo)
Two gallions of palm wine (Nkwu Enu) and
Two crates of soft drinks
To the married female members (Umu Okpu) of the bride's family, kindred or village the suitor shall on this occasion present:
Two gallions of raffia palm wine (Ngwo)
One gallions of palm wine (Nkwu Enu)
One crate of soft drinks and
the sum of #5.00 (Five Naira)
On this occasion all phonographic records, tapes, gifts of money and/or cartons of beer or other alcholic beverages, except as hereinabove provided, are prohibited.

Any violation of the provisions of this sub-heads shall upon proof thereof attract a penalty of #500.00 (Five hundred Naira) payable by the suitor to the Oraifite Improvement Union (OIU).


Bachelor's Eve Celebrations
All forms of bachelor's eve and/or bride's send-off celebrations are hereby prohibited.

An infringement of this provision shall upon proof thereof make the suitor liable to a penalty of #1,000.00 (one thousand Naira) payable to the OIU.


Idu Uno
The bride's father may present to the bride the usual tradition and/or customary gifts.

The bride's father is prohibited from giving to the bride gifts of motor car, motocycle, refrigerator, radio receiving set, television, real property (i.e. land or building, bed or cookers.

An infringement of this provision hereunder attracts a penalty of #1,000.00 (one thousand Naira) payable by the bride's father to the OIU.


IKPOLU UNO
Not more than ten persions shall accompany the bride's family to the suitor's home.

On this occasion the suitor's family shall present the bride's family with:
One native goat (Ewu Igbo)
Food and entertainment
A sum not exceeding #20.00 (Twenty Naira) to the bride's father and
A sum not exceeding #10.00 (Ten Naira) to the bride's mother
An infringement of this provisions hereunder attracts a penalty of #100.00 (one hundred Naira) payable by the culprit to the Oraifite Improvement Union.


Amalum Uzo Ogo
Only three persons, viz, the brode's father, mother and the middleman (witness to the customary marriage) shall visit the suitor's home for the purose of this customary occasion.


Igbu Ewu Nwa (presentation of Children to their Maternal Family)
This incident of customary marriage shall be retained but only twenty persons from the husband's family are allowed to attend.

Items of customary presents to the wife's family during this ceremony are limited and restricted to:
One native goat (Ewu Igbo) for a male child
One hen for a female child
Two gallions of palm wine (Nkwu-Enu)
Eight gallions of raffia palm wine (Ngwo)
Eight Kola nuts
Four cartons of beer
Four crates of soft drinks
One bottle of spirit (hot-drink) and
One bowl of food
Any gifts to the child or children of the marriage shall moderately consist of yams, cocoyams, plantains, coconut and money.

Any person who violates any of the provisions hereunder shall upon proof therof be liable to a penalty of #500.00 (Five hundred Naira) payable to the Oraifite Improvement Union.
Culture / Re: Showcasing Igbo culture by osisi2(f): 4:54pm On Apr 02, 2009
doncaster:

Find Secred Heart Aba(SAHACO) where rugged men are bred. We never die.

Chineke God
You went to that school of terror
I hear all the boys there smoked Igbo grin and would beat up the principal grin
Culture / Re: Showcasing Igbo culture by osisi2(f): 4:47pm On Apr 02, 2009
I couldn't find much about CKC Onitsha, DMGS and the other then top schools.
Culture / Re: Showcasing Igbo culture by osisi2(f): 4:43pm On Apr 02, 2009
The Church Missionary Society (CMS) of Great Britain founded Uzuakoli Institute (UI) in 1923, which later in 1931 was renamed Methodist College. Available information indicates that a group of missionaries led by Rev. Herbert Lewis Octavia Williams was the first principal of the institute.

   

At various times from inception in to 1959, British missionaries administered the college. These included God-fearing men (Principals) such as, Rev. Hardy, Rev. Carver, Rev. Aggrey, Rev. Woods, Rev. Mcgarr, Mr. William H. Spray, and Mr. B. Hall, who were the last missionary to serve as principal. The first Nigerian born principal of the college was Mr. Kanu Achinivu. In recent history, the following men have served: Mr. Onokala, Mr. Anyaoha, Mr. Chukwu Ogbonnaya, Mr. Nwauche, and Dr. Chukwumereije.

   

Location:

Methodist College is located on approximately 93 acres of land in Uzuakoli Abia State, formerly Bende Division of Eastern Nigeria. The name of the village in which the school is located is called Amamba. Niger, Ibiam and Spray houses, which are three out of the twelve boarding dormitories that existed during its peak student population in late 1970’s, are located in Obiohia village. The rest of the college is located in Umuachama village. Umuachama, Obiohia and three other villages (Umueze, Akelu and Akekwo) make up Amamba.

   

Founded fundamentally on strong Christian principles, the schools motto is “You First, I Second”. The college anthem was selected from the Methodist Hymn Book #64 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty the King of Creations”. By 1953, Methodist College had expanded into three academic centers comprising the Secondary, High School and Teacher Training Centers. The Teacher Training arm of the school was later relocated outside the main college campus, while the high school program was terminated in 1973. The “Castle” a square shaped block of living quarters was constructed in 1930 to board 150 students at a time. Today, this building on one hand stands majestically as a landmark of honor and prestige, and on the other as a painful reminder of how the current educational system has failed our children.

   

It is unclear how many students have graduated from our esteemed college. However, there is no doubt that the college has produced a considerable number of esteemed past and present leaders in Nigeria. Noteable among our old boys include:

Dr. Michael Okpara (Former Premier of Eastern Region, Nigeria)
Dr. Anezi Okoro ( Author and Professor of Medicine, University of Nigeria Nsukka)
Dr. Edwin Ogbu (Former Nigerian Ambassador to the United Nations)
Dr. Ukpaby (Dean of Students Affairs University of Nigeria Nsukka)
Rev. Rogers Uwadi (Arch Bishop of Umuahia Arch Diocese Methodist Church Nigeria)
Justice Udo Udoma (Supreme Court of Nigeria and Chairman of the Nigerian Constitution Assembly)
Dr. Clement Isong (Governor of Cross River State (1979-1983))
Chief Onyema Ugochukwu (Former Director of Daily Times News Paper and chairman of NDDC)
 
Culture / Re: Showcasing Igbo culture by osisi2(f): 4:42pm On Apr 02, 2009
asha 80:

And to think that these schools are now in pitiable state. angry

Sad
My uncle here in the states who is a member of his alumni went home and visited his alma mater Uzuakoli and came back in tears
Culture / Re: Showcasing Igbo culture by osisi2(f): 4:17pm On Apr 02, 2009
asha 80:

So  onwuatuegwu,madiebo,anwuna and melifonwu went to GCU.And Ben Enwonwu  shocked

Men that school get rool call.I thought goverment colledge owerri had superior roll call  undecided

The school dey now!
My father,Uncle and maternal grandfather went to Methodist college Uzuakoli though.
My paternal grandfather was an Okirika merchant grin
Culture / Re: Showcasing Igbo culture by osisi2(f): 3:58pm On Apr 02, 2009
Government College Umuahia (One of the most prominent old high school in Igboland)


Twenty years after the establishment of Kings College, the first government-owned high school, by the British colonial government, three similar public schools were founded in 1929. These three institutions, Government College Umuahia (GCU), Government College Ibadan and Government College Zaria (Berewa College), were designed to follow the traditions of British Public Schools at Eton, Harrow and Winchester. The GCU was known as the 'Eton of the East,' those days because it was located in Nigeria’s orient.

Mr. Robert Fisher (deceased) was the founding principal of GCU, which in one generation, produced the largest number of celebrated writers. Roll call: Chinua Achebe, Chukwuemeka Ike, Elechi Amadi, INC Aniebo, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Christopher Okigbo, and Gabriel Okara.

Apart from men of letters, famous GCU alumni include master artist Ben Enwonwu, and such outstanding personalities like Jaja Wachukwu, Okoi Arikpo, N.U. Akpan, Victor Mukete, Dr. Endley (former premier of Southern Cameroon), Dr. J.O.J Okezie (first republic Minister of Health), and academics like Prof. Bede Okigbo, Kelsey-Harison, Wilfred Chukudebelu, E.J. Allagoa, Donald Ekong, Laz Ekwueme, and Dagogo- Fubara.

Two of the five south east governors are alumni of GCU. They are Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu of Abia State and Dr. Achike Udenwa of Imo. GCU also produced brave officers and gentlemen such as George Kurubo (first Southern Nigerian officer at Sandhurst), Alex Madiebo, Tony Eze, Anwuna, Tim Onwuatuegwu and Emelifionwu, among others.
Culture / Re: Showcasing Igbo culture by osisi2(f): 3:47pm On Apr 02, 2009
City of Umuahia


Umuahia is a town which is the capital of Abia State in southeastern Nigeria. Umuahia is located along the railroad that lies between Port Harcourt to Umuahia's south and Enugu city to its north. Umuahia has a population of 147,167[2] as of 1991 and its main ethnic group are the Igbo. The town's slogan is "Spring of Synergy." Umuahia town is known has been known as an agricultural market centre since 1916. It is also a railway collecting point, which runs through the town, for the region s surrounding for crops such as: yams, cassava, corn (maize), taro, citrus fruits, and palm oil and kernels. There are several breweries in Umuahia, and there is also a palm-oil-processing plant and the National Root Crops Research Institute, at Umudike, is adjacent to the town. Umuahia also has several colleges, including Trinity College (theological), and several hospitals.

Umuahia comprises two local government areas: Umuahia North and Umuahia South. These local governments are also composed of many villages and autonomous communities such as the Ibeku and Ohuhu communities. Ibeku is made up of seven communities, which include Ndume, Azueke, Amaoforo, Afara, Osa, Isieke, etc.

Umuahia became the first industrial town in Igboland during the First Republic of Nigeria.



Umuahia was declared the second capital of the short-lived nation of the Republic of Biafra on 28 September 1967 after the first capital Enugu was captured by Nigerian troops; after it was captured in turn on 22 April 1969, the last Biafran capital became Owerri.



One of its prominent son's is Michael Iheonukara Okpara, the former premier of Eastern Region of Nigeria. Major-General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, the first Nigerian GOC and military Head of state, is also from the town.
Culture / Re: Showcasing Igbo culture by osisi2(f): 3:44pm On Apr 02, 2009
City of Owerri

Owerri is a city in southeastern Nigeria. It is the capital of Imo State and is set in the heart of the Igboland.[1] It currently has a population of about 231,789[2] and is approximately 40 square miles (100 km2) in area.

The Owerri Slogan is Heartland.It is currently referred to as the entertainment capital of Nigeria and is home to an annual world class beauty pageant called "Miss Heartland".


Owerri was the capital of the Republic of Biafra in 1969. The capital of the secessionist state was continuously being moved as Nigerian troops captured the older capitals. Enugu, Aba, and Umuahia were the other capitals before Owerri.



Owerri was founded by a man called Ekwema Arugo. He was the son of Uratta and was forced to leave because he committed an unpardonable sin. Uratta had eight sons namely Orji, Owaelu, Owalla, Umuori, Umunahu, Okwu, Umuoba and Owerri. Umundula is not named separately because it is related to Orji, just as Owerri was not named separately because he was related to Owalla. The proper name of this village is Owere. In Igboland, there are several places called Owere. However, this particular Owere village is the most popular. In Igbo language, Owere means an open place of habitation.
Culture / Re: Showcasing Igbo culture by osisi2(f): 3:40pm On Apr 02, 2009
City of Onitsha

Onitsha is a city, commercial centre and river port on the eastern bank of the Niger river in Anambra State, southeast Nigeria. As of 2005 Onitsha had an estimated population of 561,106.[1] The indigenous people of Onitsha are primarily of Igbo ethnicity, although there are other ethnicities, such as the Hausa and Yoruba, who have migrated to Onitsha.


Immigrants from Anioma (Western Igboland) closest to the Kingdom of Benin are believed to have settled in Onitsha in the 16th century, which was originally called Ado N'Idu.[2] It soon became capital of an Igbo Kingdom. In 1857 British traders in palm oil established a permanent station in the city, and Christian missionaries soon followed headed by Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther (a Yoruba) and Reverend John Taylor (an Igbo).[3] In 1884 Onitsha became part of a British protectorate.[4] The British colonial government and Christian missionaries penetrated most of Igboland to set up their administration, schools and churches through the river port at Onitsha.


Historically, the former Eastern Nigeria did not experience a prolonged period of indigenous urbanization like Ibadan in the southwest or Kano and Zaria in the north. Onitsha became an important trading port for the Royal Niger company in the mid 1850's. Following the abolition of slavery, trade in palm kernels and other cash crops boomed around this river port. Immigrants from the hinterland were drawn to the emerging boom town as did the British traders who settled there and coordinated the palm oil and cash crops trade. In 1965, a bridge was built across the Niger River to replace the ferry crossing,[5] and plans are in place to add a second bridge as well. [6]

Trade soared between the east and west of Nigeria. This made Onitsha the strategic gateway for trade between the former eastern and western regions. The Biafran war years brought widespread devastation to Onitsha. The subsequent oil boom years brought a huge influx of immigrants into the city. The war-damaged facilities, still under repair, could not cope with the pace of the rural-urban exodus into the city. Slums consequently began to emerge from the hasty haphazard building construction to accommodate the huge influx. It lies at a major east-west crossing point of the Niger River, and occupies the northernmost point of the river regularly navigable by large vessels. These factors have historically made Onitsha a major centre for trade between the coastal regions and the north, as well as between eastern and western Nigeria. Onitsha possesses one of the very few road bridge crossings of the mile-wide Niger river.

The history of Onitsha began with the migration of its people from the Benin Empire towards the end of early part of the Sixteenth Century AD. The migration was as a result of a wave of unrest, war and displacement unleashed by the Islamic movement from North Africa.

It was during their passage through the outskirts of Ile-Ife that they acquired the name Onitsha - a corruption of the Yoruba word Orisha and Udo, the famous shrine worshipped by the people. As time went on, the combination of the two words, Onitsha for Orisha and Ado for Udo culminated in the present name , Onitsha Ado.

The people of Onitsha left the out skirts of Ile-Ife and resettled in the Benin Kingdom and soon established themselves as one of the clans in the Benin Kingdom exercising all the rights and privileges attached thereon.
The most prominent son was Nnamdi Azikiwe
Culture / Re: Showcasing Igbo culture by osisi2(f): 3:37pm On Apr 02, 2009
Culture / Re: Showcasing Igbo culture by osisi2(f): 3:26pm On Apr 02, 2009
City of Enugu

Enugu (or Enugwu) is the capital city of Enugu State, Nigeria. It has a population of 688,862 (2007 estimate). The people of Enugu belong largely to the Igbo ethnic group, which is one of the three largest ethnic groups in Nigeria. The name Enugu comes from the two Igbo words enu Ugwu, or "top of the hill." The city's slogan is Perpetual Apex Pride.
Enugu was originally the capital of the Eastern Region from Nigeria's independence in 1960. On May 27, 1967, the Nigerian government divided the 3 regions into 12 states. The Eastern Region was broken up and Enugu was made the capital of East Central State. On May 30, 1967, it was declared the first capital of the short-lived nation of the Republic of Biafra; on September 28, 1967, when Enugu was captured by Nigerian troops, the Biafran capital was moved to Umuahia.

At the end of the Nigerian Civil War in 1970, Enugu again became the capital of East Central State. On February 3, 1976, East Central State was broken into the two new states Imo and Anambra. Enugu became the capital of Anambra State.

In 1991, the military dictatorship of Ibrahim Babangida divided the old Anambra State into two new states, Enugu State and Anambra State. Enugu remained as the capital of the newly-created Enugu State, while Awka was named as the capital of the new Anambra State.

The main indigenous people of the city are Ogui Nike who live in the areas surrounding Hotel Presidential and Obiagu and Ama-Igbo areas, as well as Ihewuzi and Onu-Asata areas. Other groups include the Awkunanaw people, who live mainly in the Achara Layout and Uwani areas; Enugwu Ngwo people, who live on the hilltop with their farm lands sprawling all over the valley. The discovery of coal deposite in their land gave rise to settlements around the foot of the hills and as the population grew, the city expanded into the areas of other indigenous inhabitants. The city was called Enugwu Ngwo before it was changed to just Enugu. Nike indigenes live mainly around the Abakpa


see wikipedia for other details
Culture / Re: Showcasing Igbo culture by osisi2(f): 3:23pm On Apr 02, 2009
City of Aba
Aba is a city in Abia State, southern Nigeria, located on the Aba River. As of 2005 it had a population of 897,613.

Aba is a commercial city of international repute featuring a high concentration of small scale industries — and a number of sizable markets including the famous Ariaria market. It is very densely populated and has a high ratio of artisans in its population. Aba is nicknamed "Enyimba City" which means 'Elephant City'. Administratively,the city falls into two local government areas namely:Aba North and Aba South. Aba North has its headquarters at Eziukwu-Aba,while Aba South has its headquarters at Aba Town Hall. Aba business men and women are very industrious and pride themselves as the Taiwan of Africa. Indegnious insdustrialists manufactures the following without government assistance: shoes, clothing, hand bags, paper, nail and steel, furniture household items, luggages, building matterials, soft-drinks(soda), etc. Dominating this commercial city are the Abiriba people who introduced importation and helped make Aba an international city that it is. With all the commercial success of Aba city, it could definitely rival the great China, Singapore and many other emerging markets should the federal government declare the city a Free Trade and support its export initiatives and budding industries.

Originally settled by the Ngwa Clan of the Igbo people, The current location of the city is based on land conceded to the British crown by the Eziukwu - Aba community. It eventually became an administrative center of Britain's colonial government. Aba is a major commercial center since it became part of the old Eastern region. In 1901, the British founded a military post in it, and in 1915, a railroad was constructed to link it to Port Harcourt, which transported agricultural goods such as palm oil and palm kernels[1]; in 1929, it was the site of revolt by women historically known as "The Aba Women Riot", in protest of colonial taxation policy.[2] In 1967 duringthe height of Nigerian-Biafran War, the capital of the short-lived secessionist state of Biafra was moved to Aba from Enugu as Nigerian troops advanced into Biafra. It is surrounded by oil wells which separate it from the city of Port Harcourt, a distance of about 30 km; a 30 kilometer pipeline powers Aba with gas from the Imo River natural gas repository[1]. Physically it is well connected, with roads leading to it from Port Harcourt, Owerri, Umuahia, Ikot Ekpene, and Ikot Abasi[1].


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Culture / Re: What Do You Hate About Your Culture? by osisi2(f): 3:53am On Apr 02, 2009
DeReloaded:

lol but that's only for the villagers to know apparently

I know someone who was there recently.
He said the hotel where they stayed at had guards with machine guns and they went around with mobile police armed to the teeth and he thought the guns may accidentally discharge and shoot him.
Chinese had invaded the place and bought up every available piece of land and built high fences around them.
Only a small minority of the citizens have gone back to school and the place still has an atmosphere of death.
Culture / Re: What Do You Hate About Your Culture? by osisi2(f): 3:39am On Apr 02, 2009
SeanT21:

NOT REALLY~~~Unless your parents are from the village then they will explain the different traditions.Most Liberians living in the city could care less about cultural and traditional ways.They do what they want to do.Like I stated before[b],I did not even know what tribe I was till last year[/b].Tribes,traditions,etc do not seem important to the ordinary Liberian.That is just how it is.

shocked shocked shocked shocked

at least you could mention the current culture of letting foreigners run virtually everything in your country
The total disorganization of schools , lawlessness  and abject poverty after the civil war which is still ongoing
The class distinction between the minority slave settlers from America (who regard themselves as superior) and the majority indegenious population such that many claim to be from the "slave settling lineage" rather than indigenous.
Dating And Meet-up Zone / Re: I Am Tired Of Nigeria Women by osisi2(f): 3:18am On Apr 02, 2009
may one of those your wild aboki nama chase you for dream
ewu!
Religion / Re: What Are The Similarities Between Atheists And Muslims On Nairaland by osisi2(f): 3:14am On Apr 02, 2009
oyb:

wonders shall never end. . .

muslims conspired with germans to build gas chambers, etal? cheesy grin shocked

hmmm. . .maybe because osisi spend most of her time in romance and family. . .

jarus features big time in politics and career

na wao . . .oyb must not be a muslim. . .





I'm talking about pious Muslims not your type grin
You think it begins and ends with the length of your bia bia grin
Go and learn from Olabs.
he has 3 wives and looking for the 4th.
He prays 5 times a day facing the East meanwhile you don't even own a mat talkless of a kettle grin
Even the times you attempt to pray, you're facing a turine of Eba and bowl of Okro soup plus 4 bottles of chilled Gulder in your before. grin
Is that how you plan on making jannat?
Politics / Re: Which Other State Should Be Created In Southeast? by osisi2(f): 12:58am On Apr 02, 2009
afam4eva:

Yeah, but that should not stop the creation of one more state in the current south east.

yes

Njaba state is highly rumoured to be the one
Culture / Re: Igbos That Cannot Speak Igbo Language by osisi2(f): 12:49am On Apr 02, 2009
grafikdon:

The parents are to blame in most cases. When you forbid your children from speaking "vernacular'' at home, the ''vernacular'' will fade away into oblivion. Some of the parents believe it is a sign of ''enlightenment'' or civilization, but I believe they are suffering from a very bizarre form of mental derangement.

It is never too late to learn though. If an oyibo woman married to an Igbo man can speak Igbo fluently ([b]including the bush Awka dialect and **Osisi people's incoherent gibberish dialect ;[/b]D grin), I don't see why any Igbo (who was somewhat deprived of the opportunity by perhaps imbecilic parents) can't master the language. cheesy

ROFL.
You get dialect and you get the imirimious deep deep one
even the Igbo alphabets A B GB D no fit write am

I hear say na A B CH D now
Romance / Re: Pop-corn Begging Ladies At The Silverbird Cinemas by osisi2(f): 12:47am On Apr 02, 2009
wow sisijinx,where have you been?
Politics / Re: Which Other State Should Be Created In Southeast? by osisi2(f): 12:44am On Apr 02, 2009
Anioma should be created and zoned to the South East.They belong with their kits and kin
Religion / Re: What Are The Similarities Between Atheists And Muslims On Nairaland by osisi2(f): 12:20am On Apr 02, 2009
You just like silly controversies 

lagosboy, Jarus, Frizy,Dis Guy, Riskie, Brash,Fellis,Auwal. even Babs and Olabowale . .all venture out of the religious board .

Some are even active posters on other boards apart from the religious board

Lagosboy ocassionally in Politics on Islamic threads, I'm right

Jarus who the fried Tilapia is this?He's an Islamic forumite grin

Frizy is  rarely anywhere else,he's not a frequent poster but when he logs on,he heads straight to the Mosque section grin

Riskie shocked :isn't this the one the Muslim men were fighting over sometime ago,she's rarely anywhere else when she comes around

Brash? you mean the lunatic mcrackles,that one na Muslim?his parents are,the boy is a heathen grin

Fellis and Auwal are bonafide almajiris only in the Muslim section,you can even tell they were schooled under the mango tree grin

Olabowole and Babs I've interacted with the longest on Nairaland,they are almost always only in the Muslim section,infact they have praying mats, their charms and amulets and rubber kettles there lipsrsealed
Politics / Re: Manslaughter Case: Ibinabo Sent To Kirikiri by osisi2(f): 5:27pm On Apr 01, 2009
DeReloaded:

I wonder if you'd be this wounded if she wasnt a "family member" Ibime.

The fact that she tried to do away with the situation by sending money proves that she had no remorse.

why else would she send money?

Exactly.
This is just a tribal,family thing to him.
If it were Ibinabo killed,he'll be singing a different tune.

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