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Funny France

Funny France

Funny France – Igwenazor Chinaemerem Just like other European countries,  France has its own single language – ruled by Rome and Popes centuries ago, they are predominantly Catholics.  France has yet another name peculiar to insiders – D’hexagon.  It is bounded on six sides by other countries. # As one of the African colonial masters, it introduced the policy of assimilatio... »

Lets Talk About Maria

Lets Talk About Maria

Lets Talk About Maria  :  Igwenazor Chinaemerem This life is full of intrigues, nevertheless all about human history is surrounded by the personal life and times of achievers. The name Maria sounds familiar being a name that has been translated into many languages. However, we are discussing Maria, the major character in the ever green motion picture classic production – Sound Of Music. Are ... »

Ogbalu And The Development Of Igbo Language

Ogbalu And The Development Of Igbo Language

Ogbalu And The Development Of Igbo Language  –  Chijioke Ngobili One of the funny but interesting backgrounds to the development of the written Ìgbò language we have today was when Dr F C Ọgbalụ, for a long time, opposed the Ọnwụ orthography that we are using now which has dots under vowels (ọ, ị, ụ) and tone marks for identifying the high or low sounds (á, è, ō). He defied his opponents and... »

Jim Thorpe – Only You Can Stop Yourself

Jim Thorpe – Only You Can Stop Yourself

Jim Thorpe – Only You Can Stop Yourself  : Igwenazor Chinaemerem   Jim Thorpe is an Olympian with style and class. His story is that of motivation where ever it comes up. To crown it all, he went home with double Olympic gold medals. That’s Jim Thorpe above. No athlete has a his or her pictures with different sports shoe and socks at a time in an event. He never planned it. Situat... »

Why Nnewi Does Not Produce Great Musicians

Why Nnewi Does Not Produce Great Musicians

Why Nnewi does not produce great musicians By Azuka Onwuka Do you know why no top musician hails from Nnewi? The reason is simple. I will tell you why presently. Nnewi has produced numerous industrialists, business giants, academics, technocrats, public servants, politicians, military officers, sportsmen and women and top professionals from virtually all fields of human endeavour. Even in classica... »

Why Pentecostal Churches Boom

Why Pentecostal Churches Boom

Why Pentecostal Churches Boom –  Igwenazor Chinaemerem Hardly is there any street in the major cities in Nigeria that does not have a place of Christian worship. There are many of them with plural doctrines and belief system. As the days go by, some do pack up while new ones springs up. These churches expand at the blink of an eye. Although the foremost churches, for example Roman Catholic, ... »

IGBO V ANIOMA

IGBO V ANIOMA

IGBO V ANIOMA By Chxta Bee Last year I took my friend and partner, Tunde Leye to my homestead. In going to that area, we did not cross the Niger River (Oshimmiri in my native dialect) the way most people cross it these days. Rather, we went the old way. We took a boat from Cable Point (Ikpele Nmili) in Asaba, and 12 minutes later, we were sharing a beer with some of my acquaintances at Onicha Mari... »