Armed herdsmen who allowed their cows to destroy the crops of the Igbo women of Ihiagwa and Nekede, both in Imo State met their march when the women used an ingenious idea to rout the AK47 wielding herdsmen from their farms and community.
The women convened a meeting to think out a solution to the intractable problem of protecting their endangered livelihoods. The women had no AK47s but they thought out of the box and got an idea.
They remembered that grazing animals cannot stand the smell or taste of chili pepper, so they decided to spread chilli pepper all over their farms.
So, the next day, when the herdsmen allowed their cows to invade the women’s farms they got more than they bargained for, as within 30 minutes the cows ran around in obvious agony, and in the end 15 cows died.
The herdsmen fled the women’s farms, and the women were thereafter free to tend and harvest their crops in peace.
This reminds me of how Igbo Haiti defeated the French army of Napoleon Bonaparte, the greatest general of his time. The Igbo Haitians didn’t have any guns, artillery or military experience, unlike the French Army. But what they had was an Equianoist idea.
By practicing Equianoism they discovered that they the Igbo Haitians had a natural resistance to Yellow Fever, while the French soldiers that were sent to fight them didn’t have the same resistance. Igbo Haitian General Dessalines actually predicted that they would rout the French because of that, motivating his freedom fighters. His prediction came to pass.
Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, the Igbo girl based in the United States who is so brilliant that all the Ivy League schools she applied for in the US offered her admission has finally made her choice, and it is Havard. Continue reading “Igbo girl accepted to all 8 Ivy League universities picks Havard”
According to him: “If the man is in Rivers State, all he thinks is to put a rail line from Port-Harcourt to Obigbo, which is on that corridor where the road ends. It may not be viable. Investors may not find it attractive.
“But if a fast rail line is put between Enugu and Port-Harcourt, crossing through Abia, it will be fine, and will be economically viable and also will benefit both sides because it will increase economic intercourse between the two or three states that are contiguous.”
Nothing stops each state from having a development startegy, but the Lower Niger should also have its own development wholistic development strategy too. In essence to create
In essence to create multi speed development.
Source: Make S-East, S-South investors’ destination, Ohuabunwa advises – Vanguard News
A resourceful Igbo, Uzo Emenike, continues to be a big ambassador of Igbo achievement. If you listen to Beyonce’s latest album Lemonade, it is impossible for you not to listen to one of the songs that was written by Mr Emenike.
It is a great achievement to write a song that since it is sung by Beyonce would be listened to, danced to and sung by millions of people around the world. And since Beyonce always goes for the best, our congratulations goes to Emenike for making the cut.
This is Resourceful Equianoism.
A little about Uzo Emenike. Born Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike on the 9th of November 1994, he is professionally known as MNEK, and is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and record producer. He has also written songs for international songster, Madonna.
Below, are the full credits for Beyoncé’s “Hold Up,” the second song on her new album Lemonade.
Written By Thomas Wesley Pentz, Ezra Koenig, Beyoncé, Emile Haynie, Joshua Tillman, Uzoechi Emenike, Sean Rhoden P/K/A Melo-X, Doc Pomus, Mort Schuman, Deandre Way, Antonio Randolph, Kelvin Mcconnell, Brian Chase, Karen Orzolek And Nick Zinner
Igbo people are a great people who can pull Nigeria up to the heights of the Japans and Germany’s of this world, if only the enabling environment is created.
Currently, it is very difficult for African food exports to Europe to pass the tests of the European Food Safety Authority, but in the past 5 months, Anambra ugwu or bitter leaf exporters have successfully exported the food commodity to Europe without Continue reading “Anambra exports ugwu to Europe 5 times in 8 months without European food safety objections!”
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Igbo football star Kelechi Iheanacho, who plies his trade with Manchester city, has been named as Éurope’s deadliest striker’. The paper say that his minute-to-goal ratio stands at 81.27 – a figure that surpasses illustrious forwards such Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo. Continue reading “UK Paper names Igbo footballer Kelechi Iheanacho ”Europe’s Deadllest Striker””
Enugu in Igbo Land is a place brimming with coal, and coal cintributes over 40 % of the world’s electricity. But what do we see in Nigeria? In spite of the epileptic power problem caused by the ‘scarcity’ of gas, coal lies unnused and actually accounts for 0% of electricity generation in Nigeria.
Without electricity, Nigeria can not go anywhere economically, but we see the issue of coal exploitation continuously ignored as if it doesnt exist, perhaps, becuase of the jobs it will create in Enugu, which is part of Igbo land (there is a widespread but unnecesary fear of the economic power of the Igbo). But the way I see it, even if you hate the Igbo people and wouldnt want them to get jobs, consider the fact that you will gain a lot from power that can be generated from coal.
You wouldnt have to queue to buy kerosene, when you could cook with an electric stove; The frozen foods seller in your neighbourhood would reduce the price of the fish she sells you, because she doesn’t have to buy expensive petrol to fuel her generator.
You the blogger, wouldnt have to limit your blogging, and therefore your traffic, becuase you don’t have to over-rely on your generator, and because the cyber cafes that are closing down right left and centre would be reopen.
Let me stop here, because today is kind of an off day for me. But the sooner the powers that be realise that they have to come down to the Igbo city of Enugu for coal if they want Nigeria’s power problem solved, the better for all Nigerians.
Please, let us remember to speak Igbo to our kids at least once a week. In my house it is Thursday, and on that day we speak Igbo as a rule to one another.
Imagine if your children grow up and Igbo is now extinct, and they can’t even pass the language on to their kids?! God forbid bad thing, but God will not come down and do the job for us. We must take the warning that Igbo language is endangered very seriously.
We owe it to posterity.
Nya gazie. See you guy next time.
This is a lesson to some of those moms that just allow their bodies to go after they begin giving birth. The truth is that you can still have an amazing body after childbirth if you do 2 things.
1. You need to remain fashionable and keep dressing smart and not become one of those mama wrappers whose only fashion ensemble is the wrappers that they wrap around their bodies from morning to night.
How will Oga now see those super curves that first attracted you to him, if they are covered up in layers of wrapper? Dress smart. I didn’t say trashy or classless – I said smart. When you dress fashionable, oga is likely to thirst and hunger after you, in a way that would make you tell him to ‘leave you alone joor‘ (wink).
2.Excercise. Look at the amazing slim curves of Ufuoma after 2 kids. She gives us a clue as to how she does it. by exercise and physical activity.
I’m just a man who wants the best for you, that’s why I have given you these 2 pieces of advice. Follow them please.
Did I miss a really good way to achieve what we are discussing? Tell us in the comments!