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‘We spoke English to set ourselves apart’: how I rediscovered my mother tongue

While I was growing up in Nigeria, my parents deliberately never spoke their native Igbo language to us. But later it became an essential part of me. By Adaobi Tricia NwaubaniWhen I was a child, my great-grandmother, whom we called Daa, came to live with my family in Umuahia in south-eastern Nigeria. My father had spent most of his infancy in her care, mostly during a period when his mother was preoccupied with her role as one of the founders of a local Assemblies of God church. As Daa grew olde...
Tags: Books, Education, Nigeria, Africa, World news, Language, Languages, Umuahia, Adaobi Tricia NwaubaniWhen


Nigeria: Nnamdi Kanu - Army Vows to Punish Soldiers Who Assaulted Journalists

[Premium Times] The soldiers who participated in the assault on journalists in Umuahia today, Tuesday, will face disciplinary actions for their "unfortunate" misconduct, the Nigerian Army has said.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Premium Times, Nigerian Army, Umuahia, Nnamdi Kanu Army


Nigeria: Nnamdi Kanu - Why We Fired Warning Shots in Umuahia - Army

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Army on Sunday said its personnel fired warning shots to disperse hoodlums who lobbed stones and broken bottles against them during a procession in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Premium Times, Abia State, Nnamdi Kanu, Nigerian Army, Umuahia, Umuahia Army


Nigeria: Nnamdi Kanu - Why We Fired Warning Shots in Umuahia - Nigerian Army

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Army on Sunday said its personnel fired warning shots to disperse hoodlums who lobbed stones and broken bottles against them during a procession in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Premium Times, Abia State, Nnamdi Kanu, Nigerian Army, Umuahia, Umuahia Nigerian Army


Nigeria: Biafra Leader Tells Govt to Defeat Secession Plan With Argument, Not Guns

[This Day] Umuahia and Awka -The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to defeat the agitation for secession by his group with superior argument rather than the barrel of the gun.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, Nnamdi Kanu, Umuahia, Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB


A Visit to Ojukwu’s Bunker

with Arinzechukwu Patrick In 1968, in the second year of the Nigerian Civil War, the military leadership of Nigeria successfully repelled the Biafran government from Enugu where the new country’s headquarters had earlier been located. Desperate for a new staging post, the Biafran Army secured a building in Umuahia and built an underground bunker to […]
Tags: Nigeria, History, Linguistics, Travelling, Enugu, Umuahia, Ojukwu, Arinzechukwu Patrick, Biafran Army


NPFL Wrap: Plateau United maintain five-point lead despite defeat

NPFL league leaders Plateau United maintained their five-point lead at the top of the table, despite an away loss in Umuahia on matchday 25, while Wikki Tourist earned a first away point of the season against Ifeanyi Ubah FC in Nnewi. Abia Warriors 2 - 1 Plateau United Table-topping Plateau United's well-oiled machine broke down against Abia Warriors in Umuahia and they fell to a defeat when Shedrack Asiegbu struck a 98th-minute penalty for the hosts. Asiegbu had put the hosts ahead in the ...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Nigeria Professional League, Umuahia, NPFL, Plateau United, Abia Warriors, Ifeanyi Ubah FC, Wikki Tourist, Nnewi Abia Warriors, Plateau United Table, Shedrack Asiegbu, Asiegbu


Nigeria: Biafra Welcomes Amnesty Report on Extrajudicial Killings

[This Day] Umuahia and Awka -The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) yesterday said the report by Amnesty International (AI) on the extrajudicial killings of Biafra activists has eventually vindicated its earlier claims that the Nigerian security agencies have been killing its members in cold blood.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Biafra, Umuahia, Amnesty International AI


Nigeria: Artisans Lament Decline in Enrollment for Apprenticeship

[Vanguard] Artisans in Umuahia have expressed concern with the drop in the population of youths eager to undergo apprenticeship in different skills in the area.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Umuahia


Nigeria: Former Military Ruler, Babangida, Reveals 'Toughest Job' in Army

[Premium Times] Former Nigeria military head of state, Ibrahim Babangida, has said that his toughest duty in the army was trekking from Enugu to Umuahia where he sustained injury during the Nigeria civil war.
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Arsenal and Manchester City battling to sign two Nigeria youth players

• Offers being considered for Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze• Both players starred in Nigeria’s Under-17 World Cup winning teamArsenal and Manchester City are battling it out to sign two members of the Nigerian squad who won the Under-17 World Cup.Kelechi Nwakali, 17 and Samuel Chukwueze, 16, who play for Diamond Football Academy in Umuahia, southeastern Nigeria have been scouted by several of Europe’s leading clubs after both scored three goals at the World Cup in Chile in November. The p...
Tags: Europe, Nigeria, Football, Sport, Manchester City, Chile, Arsenal, Everton, Transfer Window, Kelechi Nwakali, Samuel Chukwueze, Nwakali, Diamond Football Academy, Umuahia