The Igue festival, which is a period for offering thanks to God for sparing their lives and to ask for blessings, is also used for offering sacrifices to God and our Ancestors (Enikao) in the palace. During this period, chieftaincy title holders display their Eben emblem in the Ugie dance as they appear in their traditional attire, according to the type of dress the Oba bestowed on individual chiefs during the conferment of title, while the Oba seats majestically in the royal chamber (Ogiukpo).
The recent todo on the issue of tithing which was sparked up by popular On Air Personality, Daddy Freeze (Freeze Coolfm), is actually a sad reflection of the state of Christianity in Nigeria specifically and the Black world in general.
The Great Benin Kingdom is probably Nigeria’s greatest empire. The Ogiso dynasty lasted for about 854 years plus an interregnum of 285 years between the reign of Ogiso Orire and Ogiso Odia, there was an interregnum of 70 years between Ogiso Owodo and Oba Oranmiyan plus 845 years of Oba ruler-ship till date.
The country has its own calendar with 13 months, twelve of which have 30 days as the thirteenth month – called Pagumen – has five days which become six each leap year.
Whatever the work we do, our first priority is Safety. Safety states that the condition of being protected from harm or other non-desirable outcomes. Everyone and everything in this world need Safety. Even our Smartphones we use. We all just use Smartphones to play games, chat, call, etc but do we really care about the … Continue reading Here is how to Know Who’s Tracking You Through Your Smartphone
Birth and Ancestry Empress Menen Asfaw (Baptismal name Wolete Giyorgis) (25 March 1883 Ethiopian Calendar, 3 April 1891 Gregorian calendar – 15 February 1962) was the wife and consort of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia. Empress Menen was born in the Wollo province Ambassel Region at ‘Egua’. The daughter of Asfaw, Jantirar of Ambassel … Continue reading Life and Times of Empress Menen Asfaw
The Dani people from the central highlands of western New Guinea, Indonesia, have been able to preserve their dead for centuries with smoke. Though the technique is no longer in use, this tribe in Wogi – a village close to the regional capital, Wamena, has held on to a number of mummies. Smoking someone over … Continue reading Shocking Photos : These villagers ROAST their dead with firewood and store, not bury
Children of Tjehuti..... The Vadoma people, also known as the Bantwana tribe, which means children/descendants, are a tribe living in the north of Zimbabwe, primarily in the Urungwe and Sipolilo districts on the Zambezi river valley. The elders of the Vadoma people claim that their remote ancestors were bird like beings who came from the … Continue reading The Vadoma People of Zimbabwe
Big Brother Naija winner, Efe Ejeba, arrived Nigeria on Monday night and attended his first ever press conference at the Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi on Tuesday morning. The 23-year-old rapper was announced as a new Payporte Brand Ambassador alongside Bisola, the first runner up of the TV Reality Show. PREMIUM TIMES had a chat with … Continue reading BBNAIJA WINNER EFE EJEBA SPEAKS: What I regret doing in the Big Brother House.
Any man who impregnates a teenage girl in any basic school at Gnani, a community in the Yendi Municipality of the Northern Region of Ghana, will be fined GHC250 while male teachers will pay GHC300. In addition to the fine, the culprit be required to pay for antenatal expenses to be determined by the victim’s … Continue reading Men who impregnate teenage schoolgirls to pay GHC250 fine, teachers GHC300