- The importance of one aligning with its roots is very key and can be traced to one's rich culture and tradition
- No fewer than forty American students took the Igbo names and claimed their ancestry to the Igbos in the southeast state
- From the submission of the students at the official ceremony, their ancestral roots were traced down through the DNA tests
On Wednesday, June 29, forty students and faculty members from Morehouse College Glee Club in Atlanta, United States of America (USA), took Igbo names and declared their ancestry to the Igbos of southeast Nigeria.
The Punch reports that at an official naming ceremony held at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, the students disclosed they traced their Igbo ancestral roots through DNA tests, which they described as reaching.
The traditional ruler of Ibagwa-Aka community in Igbo-Eze South speaks
The traditional ruler of Ibagwa-Aka community in Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State, HRH, Igwe Hyacinth Eze, performed the ceremony in conjunction with the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation.
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Igwe expressed happiness over the reunion of the Igbo-Americans with their ancestral brothers, Vanguard reports.
The monarch makes promises
The monarch said he was also happy because of the spiritual, cultural and economic exchanges which would happen as a result of the reunion.
He added that he is willing to provide lands for those that are willing to live in his community.
Southeast Muslims to launch Qur’an translated to Igbo language
In another development, a group of Muslims from the southeast region of the country will on Friday, July 1 launch the holy Qur’an translated to the Igbo language.
Representatives of the group under the aegis of Igbo Muslims Da’wah Group led by Mallam Muhammed Muritala Chukwuemeka disclosed this 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 Qur’an.
Panic as gunmen attack police checkpoint in Enugu
Earlier, masked gunmen have reportedly attacked a police checkpoint, on Thursday morning, in Enugu reportedly killing two officers on the sport.
The incident which happened at Gariki, MTD area in Enugu South Local Government Area of the state capital.
Confirming the attack, the Enugu state Police PRO, Daniel Ndukwe, told the news outlet that there was shooting but he cannot specifically state if there were police casualties.