ORU-OWERRI: CULTURAL CELEBRATION OF LIFE

ORU-OWERRI: CULTURAL CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Oru-Owerri festival is a festival and cultural carnival celebrated annually by the Igbo people (ndi-igbo) of five traditional Owerri villages in Owerri municipality of Imo state in Nigeria. The festival which is also known as the ‘traditional Christmas’ of the people of Owerri, is in remembrance of the founding of Owere (Owerri) historically, about 1463 AD or thereabout but in…

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People Of This Tribe Feed & Clothe The Dead. This’ll shock you

Tana Toraja tribe, located on the mountainous island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, is one of the rare places that maintains its ancient culture of Feeding and clothing the dead. Despite a majority being Christians, they do not allow Christianity to get entangled with their animist belief called  Aluk To Dolo “Way of the Ancestors”. Built in an old-fashioned traditional way,…

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Expensive burials over in Anambra-Obiano

Expensive burials over in Anambra-Obiano

THE era of expensive burials appears to be over in Anambra State as Governor Willie Obiano has accented to the new burial law, which came into effect in the state on May 14 this year. Highlights of the new law, which provide that all the communities in the state must have burial grounds, showed that all burial/funeral ceremonies of indigenous…

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Odinkalu, Okigbo III mark Biafra day with exhibition, poetry

Odinkalu, Okigbo III mark Biafra day with exhibition, poetry

HUMAN Rights activist and former Executive Chairman of National Human Rights Commission, Prof Chidi Odinkalu is among Igbo leaders designated to speak, online, on Saturday, May 30 as part of 53rd anniversary of declaration the defunct Biafra statehood. Read also: Online Global Film Festival Kicks off Friday Other speakers include Social Scientist and founder of Enugu Center for Memories, Mr…

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Online Global Film Festival Kicks off Friday

Online Global Film Festival Kicks off Friday

The 10-day online global film festival ‘We Are One: A Global Film Festival’ organised by Tribeca Film Festival and YouTube will officially begin Friday (today) on YouTube. The online fine global festival which is a solidarity move by major film festivals across the world such as Cannes Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Berlin International Film…

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Breaking: Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage

Breaking: Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage

Lawmakers in Taiwan have approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision that makes the self-ruled island the first place in Asia to pass gay marriage legislation. The vote came almost two years after the island’s Constitutional Court ruled that the existing law — which said marriage was between a man and a woman — was unconstitutional. The panel of judges…

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Ramadan 2019: The health benefits of fasting

Ramadan 2019: The health benefits of fasting

Ramadan, which begins on May 6 in most countries for this year 2019, is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. It involves abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual relations from dawn to sunset, in the hopes that it will lead to greater “taqwa”, or consciousness of God. Muslims were commanded to fast during Ramadan more than 1,400 years…

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Ramadan 2019: Atiku tells Muslims what to do for Nigeria

Ramadan 2019: Atiku tells Muslims what to do for Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, 2019 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has urged Muslims to use the 2019 Ramadan period to pray for Nigeria. Abubakar enjoined the Muslim Ummah to also use the Ramadan period to re-dedicate and re-connect themselves to the virtues of Prophet Muhammad. The former Vice President gave the call in a statement he personally signed and posted…

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Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn crowned today

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn crowned today

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been crowned on the first of three days of coronation rites. King Vajiralongkorn inherited the throne in 2016 when his long-reigning father Bhumibol Adulyadej died. Days ago in a surprise announcement the palace said the king had married his long-term partner and royal consort who would now be Queen Suthida. Thailand has a constitutional monarchy,…

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Nelson Mandela Prison drawing sold for $112,575 In New York

A drawing by late South African president, Nelson Mandela of the door of his prison cell on Robben Island - where he was held for 18 years - sold on Thursday in New York for $112,575.

A drawing by late South African president, Nelson Mandela of the door of his prison cell on Robben Island – where he was held for 18 years – sold on Thursday in New York for $112,575. The drawing titled, “The Cell Door, Robben Island”, was completed in 2002 by the Nobel peace laureate, 9 years before his death in 2013.…

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