- The importance of staying true to one’s roots is very important and can be traced back to one’s rich culture and tradition
- No fewer than forty American students adopted Igbo names and claimed their descent from the Igbos of the southeastern state
- From the students’ presentation at the official ceremony, their ancestral roots were traced through DNA testing
On Wednesday, June 29, forty students and faculty members from Morehouse College Glee Club in Atlanta, United States of America (USA) participated Igbo names the Igbos of south-eastern Nigeria and explains their ancestry.
The Punch reports that at an official naming ceremony at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, the students revealed that they are leaving their mark have their Igbo ancestral roots through DNA testing, which they described as attaining en.
The traditional ruler of the Ibagwa-Aka community in Igbo-Eze South speaks
The traditional ruler of the Ibagwa-Aka community in Igbo-Eze Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State, HRH, Igwe Hyacinth Eze, organized the ceremony in conjunction with the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Igbo socio-cultural apex.
Igwe pressed expresses his joy at the reunion of Igbo-Americans with their ancestral brethren, reports Vanguard.
The monarch makes promises
The monarch said he was too happy with the spiritual, cultural and economic exchanges that would take place as a result of reunification.
He added that he was ready to allocate land to those willing to live in his community.
Southeast Muslims publish Qur’an translation in Igbo
In a further development, a group of Muslims from the south-eastern region of the country will launch a translation of the Holy Qur’an into the Igbo language on Friday July 1st.
Repr Representatives of the group under the aegis of the Igbo Muslims Da’wah Group, headed by Mallam Muhammed Muritala Chukwuemeka, made the announcement to the Daily Trust newspaper on Tuesday, June 28.
Mallam Chukwuemeka said he and his team have decided to spread Allah’s message to his Igbo brothers through the translated Quran.
Panic as gunmen attack police checkpoint in Enugu
Earlier on Thursday morning, masked gunmen reportedly attacked a police checkpoint in Enugu, reportedly killing two sport officials.
The incident happened in Gariki, MTD area in Enugu South Local Governme nt Area of the state capital.
Daniel Ndukwe, PRO of Enugu State Police, confirmed the attack and told the news agency that there had been shooting, but he couldn’t say exactly if there were police casualties.