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CULTURE

A Brief History Of The Eleme People And Their Igbo Affiliation.

The Eleme people belong to the Ogonoid language cluster although they have developed their own ethnic identity distinct from the Ogoni. For a long time they were known as the Mboli. In full, the term is Mba oil Iche, which means "one distinct people" in Igbo; and was said to have been given to them by Arochukwu traders.

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A Brief History Of The Eleme People And Their Igbo Affiliation.

CULTURE

Check Out 33 Igbo Dialects And The States They Are Spoken In Nigeria

The Igbo language is known to consist of quite alot of dialects across Nigeria, let's take a look at a few of the popular Igbo dialects in Nigeria and where you can find their speakers. 1. The Arochukwu dialect It is normally spoken by the Arochukwu people in Abia State.

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Check Out 33 Igbo Dialects And The States They Are Spoken In Nigeria

LIFESTYLE

Story Of The Juju Of Arochukwu, Where Offenders Enter And Never Come Out

The City of Arochukwu is one of the largest cities in Abia State, it is known to be the home of the Arochukwu Long Juju. In Arochukwu there is a 6ft long cave that leads into the shrine of Ibin Ukpabi. At the entrance of the cave you would find the cult statute which serves as a guard.

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Story Of The Juju Of Arochukwu, Where Offenders Enter And Never Come Out

CULTURE

The Nigerian tribe that fearlessly shook Britain: the British-Aro war.

I'm sure many people do not know that during the pre-colonial periods of Nigeria, there were many tribes that resisted the British invasion in a rebellious manner. They fought a bloody war with the British colonial masters. Some of those kingdoms or empires that resisted the British invasion are the Benin Kingdom, the Arochukwu Confederacy and many others but in this article, we would be taking a look at the war between the Aro Chukwu Confederacy and the British colonial masters.

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The Nigerian tribe that fearlessly shook Britain: the British-Aro war.

CULTURE

Photos Of The House Of Maazi Okoroji, The Man That Sold Some Igbos To Europeans For Slave Trade In Arochukwu

Nigeria as a country is blessed with historical sites that are kept and preserved for future purposes to educate individuals to know more about their country and communities. Bringing us to the fact that after years that slave trade ended, this historic site located in Arochukwu is still in existence and is being maintained.

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Photos Of The House Of Maazi Okoroji, The Man That Sold Some Igbos To Europeans For Slave Trade In Arochukwu

TRAVEL

"Arochukwu" - A Brief History Of The Long Juju Shrine, The Forgotten Temple Of Judgment

The long juju slave road of Arochukwu is still a popular tourist spot for visitors from all over the world. Arochukwu Back in the day, the Long Juju slave path was a six-foot gully that took people to the temple judgment. Following the cities of Aba and Umuahia, Arochukwu, also known as Aro-Okigbo, is the third largest city in Abia State, Southeastern Nigeria.

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EDUCATION

How Dr Alvan Ikoku Became The First Indigene to Own a Private Secondary School at Arochukwu in 1932

This Alvan Ikoku, I am sure you're familiar with the face on 10 naira note. Those who studied in UNN and still studying know Alvan Ikoku Hostel. You also know Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owere. Have you ever asked yourself what his impact was?

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How Dr Alvan Ikoku Became The First Indigene to Own a Private Secondary School at Arochukwu in 1932

CULTURE

The Powerful Oracle (Long Juju) Of Arochukwu, That Was Destroyed In The 20th Century By The British

The Ibini Ukpabi, popularly called "Long Juju", was a powerful oracle of the Arochukwu kingdom in Abia State, South-eastern Nigeria. This oracle was used to settle disputes and punish offenders, particularly those of witchcraft, murder, poisoning and family disputes. Its shrine served as a supreme court for the people of the kingdom.

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The Powerful Oracle (Long Juju) Of Arochukwu, That Was Destroyed In The 20th Century By The British

CULTURE

The Story Of The British Colonial Masters In Uturu, And The Appointment Of Warrant Chiefs.

After the fall of Aro Confederation in 1902, the Arochukwu People who migrated to other parts of Igboland, including ARO OKPOROENYI, ARO NDIZUOGU, ARO IKWERE, ARO ARO NGWA, ARO IZOMBE, ARO AJALLI, ARO ORU etc. could not go back home again, instead, they settled and established themselves in those areas.

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The Story Of The British Colonial Masters In Uturu, And The Appointment Of Warrant Chiefs.

ENTERTAINMENT

Lovely Photos Of 3 Celebrities Who Are Good At Speaking Hausa Language And Where They Learnt It

The Nollywood movie industry is blessed with so many versatile Actors that have thrilled us with their interesting movie. Some of these Actors grown-up in southern and Northern part of Nigeria and they can speak different languages.  We will be discussing three celebrities who are good at speaking Hausa language and where they Learnt it

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Lovely Photos Of 3 Celebrities Who Are Good At Speaking Hausa Language And Where They Learnt It

SOCIETY

Meet Alvan Ikoku, the popular Igbo man on Nigerian 10 Naira note

Many Nigerians do not know the name of the man enshrined into the Nigerian 10 Naira note. His name is Dr Alvan Ikoku, the popular Igbo politician, activist and educationist from Arochukwu in Abia. He was born on August 1st, 1900 in Amanagwu village in Arochukwu, Abia State.

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Meet Alvan Ikoku, the popular Igbo man on Nigerian 10 Naira note

CULTURE

History: how the British soldiers invaded and destroyed the Arochukwu Confederacy.

If you are familiar with the history of Igbo people then you must have heard of the Arochukwu Confederacy. This Confederacy is known to be one of the greatest Confederacy to have ever existed in the history of Igbo people. The people of Arochukwu dominated all the trading and economic activities in Igbo land but their dominance wasn't for long as it was threatened by the British colonial masters.

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History: how the British soldiers invaded and destroyed the Arochukwu Confederacy.

ENTERTAINMENT

Lovely photos of most handsome Nollywood actors

Alex Ekubo Alex Ekubo is a Nigerian actor and model,he won the best actor in a supporting role award He was born in April 1986 Alex Ekubo is a native of Arochukwu in Abia state,he attended the federal government college,duara katsina state He is a graduate of university of Calabar

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Lovely photos of most handsome Nollywood actors

MILITARY

Five IPOB militants killed by Nigerian soldiers, in Abia state.

Not less than five fighters of the Indigenous People of Biafra, were on Thursday, October 21, gunned down by Nigerian security operatives, in Abia state. They were killed during a gun battle with Nigerian soldiers, in Arochukwu town of Arochukwu Local government area, Abia state.

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Five IPOB militants killed by Nigerian soldiers, in Abia state.

MILITARY

Today's Headlines: Soldiers Allegedly Kill 5 IPOB Members; Court Remands Nnamdi Kanu In DSS custody

Tension in Arochukwu as soldiers allegedly kill 5 IPOB members There was tension in Arochukwu, Abia State on Thursday as security operatives battled members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the area. Photo Credit: SunNews An unconfirmed report has it that four people suspected to be IPOB members feared killed in the imbroglio.

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Today's Headlines: Soldiers Allegedly Kill 5 IPOB Members; Court Remands Nnamdi Kanu In DSS custody

MILITARY

Insecurity: Why Nigerian Youths Must Shun Violence and Extremism For the Betterment of Our Nation

The Nigerian military has reportedly killed five suspected armed members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The incident occurred at Arochukwu council of Abia State as the hoodlums numbering up to fifty launched an attack against soldiers, Vanguard reported. However, they were overpowered by the military and several others fled with varying degrees of gunshot wounds.

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Insecurity: Why Nigerian Youths Must Shun Violence and Extremism For the Betterment of Our Nation

ENTERTAINMENT

Anything That Makes Me Happy, I'm Doing It-Erica Nlewedim Shares on Her Instagram Stories.

Earlier today, Erica Nlewedim shared a post through her Instagram stories. The beauty stated that she will take care of herself this year, by doing all the things that interest her. The Actress and model revealed that she can't let things around her make her feel sad.

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Anything That Makes Me Happy, I'm Doing It-Erica Nlewedim Shares on Her Instagram Stories.

CULTURE

The reason why Arochukwu resisted British invasion in the 20th century.

The Arochukwu Confederacy is definitely the most powerful kingdom to have existed in the history of Igbo people in Nigeria. They controlled all the operations in eastern Nigeria and their powers even extended to the western territory. As they began to rise in terms of economic power, the British immediately began their quest for the colonization of Nigeria.

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The reason why Arochukwu resisted British invasion in the 20th century.

MILITARY

How Arochukwu was Totally Defeated By The British (Anglo Aro war)

The Anglo-Aro war was held within November 1901- march 1902 four months in the southeastern part of Nigerian. The war began after increasing tension between the Aro and the British empires after a year negotiation. The commander and the leaders were: Lt.col. Arthur Forbes Montanaro Captain Alexander Townsend Jackson

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How Arochukwu was Totally Defeated By The British (Anglo Aro war)

ENTERTAINMENT

4 Things Erica Nlewedim Must Be Proud To Have Achieved After Her Disqualification from BBNaija

Photo credit: Instagram @ericanlewedim Erica Nlewedim is a popular reality star, actress, model, and entrepreneur. She was born on the 13th of March 1994, she grew up in Lagos state, where she did her primary and secondary school education. Erica Nlewedim hails from Arochukwu in Abia state, graduated from Covenant university at the age of 19.

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4 Things Erica Nlewedim Must Be Proud To Have Achieved After Her Disqualification from BBNaija