OKECHUKWU MADUEGBUNA: THE ILLITERATE IGBO BUSINESSMAN

OKECHUKWU MADUEGBUNA: THE ILLITERATE IGBO BUSINESS MAN By Cornelius Onyeulo. When did Ndigbo become the laughing stock as the least educated ethnic nationality in Nigeria? Some time in recent past, when you listened to the radio, there was an advertisement educating illiterate business persons like Okechukwu Maduegbuna to save their money in the bank. In that advertisement, Okechukwu Maduegbuna owned a shop where he even sleeps. Since obtaining his ‘freedom’-the quoted word is used to depict that one is no more under a master who sometimes treats him like a…

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A LETTER TO IGBO YOUTH

A LETTER TO IGBO YOUTH BY M A C ODU In all humility I write to acquaint you, with as much candour as I can muster, the condition of our nation, the Igbo nation, as I languidly wallow in the ranks of senior citizens of Nigeria now unable to do much to change the rather unpleasant degenerative condition you all have now inherited from our own generation. The generation before us was a pioneer generation. They failed to orientate our people to our system and how we may use our…

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The vision and mission of SECDA

By Eze Mark Odu   Introduction South East Communities Development Association (SECDA) arose from the need to create viable and self-sustaining communities out of present-day constricted Igboland, with over 2,300 com- munities, which is the only one- language zone in Nigeria Project. Igbo became relevant in colonial Nigeria from our love and care for one another. Communities cooperated to train their children abroad with communal levies and took care of several welfare projects the same way. It is evidently the development paradigm we must return to, in order to protect…

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