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Relationship between Nri and Igala – Chief Chukwudị Nwokoye writes (Must Read)

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Nri And Igala

The relationship between Nri and Igala dates back to Eri, the founder of Aguleri, Nri and father of Igboariam, Nteje, e.t.c and Onoja the father of Igala.

Nri and Igala share a lot of things in common. For instance, the Igbo has four market days: Eke, Oye, Afọ, Nkwọ. Igala has four market days as well namely: Eke, Ede, Afọ and Ụkwa.

Also the priestly palace attendant in Igala is the Atama, while in Nri kingdom the priestly Eze Nri’s palace attendants are the Adama, the descendants of the great Ezikanebo.

In Nri, some Nri men chose the name “Ataa” as their title name. Also Nri priests used to perform important functions at the coronation of any Attah of Igala before colonization destroyed our ties and important priestly functions.

Again, the scarification which Nri people do (Igbu Ichi) is similar to that of the Igala, with the ray of the rising sun which by extension represents the sun god.

Anambra state has a sizeable Igala population in Anambra West LGA, and are made up of the following villages/towns: Nzam, Igbedor, Inoma, Odekpe, Owelle, Ukwala, Onugwa, Ode, Ala and Igbokeyi.

There used to be a Radio programme in ABS called “Ibowa Igala Mewa” or Igala Ndewonu. (I don’t know if i got the spelling correct.) Nzam is the territory of the ethnic Igbo of Omambala but the Igala speaking minority of Nzam were the descendants of General Ajida, a notable warrior of Idah origin who invaded the town. Ajida is the father of field marshal Ogbe who was married to Iyida.

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Also in Igala, rice is also called osikapa same as in Nri and Igbo people in general.

©Chukwudị Nwokoye

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Vincent Onyegaegbochi Okoye (born 23rd April) is a Nigerian blogger, writer, entrepreneur and a librarian. Born and raised in a Catholic Family from NRI in anaocha local Government Area of Anambra state, Nigeria, Graduated from Delta state university, Abraka, in the year 2018 where he studied Library and Information Science.

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Alleged Rape: What Baba Ijesha Told me —Yomi Fabiyi

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Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi, has narrated his encounter with his colleague, Olanrewaju James, also known as Baba Ijesha, after he was alleged of sexually abusing a minor.

In a video, Fabiyi said he met Baba Ijesha in the Lagos police custody to hear his own narrative.

According to him, Baba Ijesha denied raping any seven-year-old girl.

He said, “When I heard about the situation, I was unhappy. It was controversial. When I asked him what happened, did you rape the minor, he (Baba Ijesha) said ‘Yomi, I never did. Princess brought a general to harass me. I didn’t sleep with this girl seven years ago.’ At that time, Princess was also in marriage.”

Narrating the first time he met the girl in question, Fabiyi said Baba Ijesha told him that “The first time I met this girl was at a garage and touts were harassing me for money. How could I have slept with her?”

Fabiyi clarified that Baba Ijesha is not a pedophile, adding that he never had canal knowledge of the teenager.

He said, “The girl never at any time said Baba Ijesha raped her. The girl said she was not raped. What happened is sexual assault.

“Pedophiles don’t go for adult teenagers, the majority don’t know what it (Pedophile) is. Not to talk of somebody who is an adult.

“You watched a child being molested for 30 minutes, somebody must pay for that. He (Baba Ijesha) said four men beat him to a stupor when they rushed in (in the leaked video). He said he could barely hear anything when they were asking him questions; that all he could hear was ‘molest’, ‘molest’.

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“He didn’t conceptualise the ‘molest’ in the face of the law. He thought it was the normal way that we play with it. He needed to save his life. Then, he was scared that they could kill him. What if the man died in that process?

“A child cannot understand why you will ask her to submit her body and play along with somebody she does not know. I don’t want lies. I want a genuine case to be established.”

The police had announced that Baba Ijesha was in their custody for allegedly sexually abusing a minor, adding that there was CCTV footage of the allegation.

Fabiyi had staged a protest demanding the bail and release of Baba Ijesha, claiming that his offence is bailable.

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BBNaija Nengi Hampson Lists Her Achievements At 23

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Big Brother Naija star, Nengi, who turned 23 in January has joined the viral #at23 trend on Twitter as she listed some of her achievements.

She wrote:

“At 23 ..
CEO
Home owner
SSA, Girl Child development
Actress
Multiple brand Ambassador
Influencer of the Year
Humanitarian
Queen of Ninjas
David’s Aunty”

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BBNaija’s Bisola Aiyeola Blasts Reno Omokri After He Said This

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BBNaija’s Bisola Aiyeola blasts Reno Omonkri after he said he has no sympathy for single mothers

BBNaija reality star, Bisola Aiyeola, has hit back at Reno Omokri after he said he has no sympathy for single mothers.

Reno had tweeted: ‘Except she was raped, or widowed, I have zero sympathy for single mothers. The Black world faces a baby mama epidemic. We must not encourage it, or make celebrities out of bleached, surgically enhanced Jezebels who are unashamed of their whoredom!”

And Bisola, a mum-of-one, responded: “Sir you’re just giving yourself headache. Single mothers gan no rate you. Saint Reno.”

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