CAREER CHOICE SEMINAR FOR NENWE YOUTHS It's yet another time and season to guide our beloved children on the better path of life.
The NENWE INTEGRITY FOUNDATION (NIF) Abuja realising that a good and
worthy life starts with the right choice of career at an early stage.
Towards assisting our people accomplish this and thus have a bright
future, the NIF Abuja hosts another Career Choice Seminar for our youths
Date: 27th December, 2015 (Sunday - Nkwo)
Venue: St. Peter’s Catholic Church Nenwe.
Time: 12.00 noon prompt.
All Nenwe youths (senior Primary, Post Primary, Post Secondary
all classes of unemployed persons who are desirous in
making it in life. The Foundation therefore solicits your
assistance and co-operation/partnership in order to guide our youths
towards making the right choices in life by giving this announcement a
wider publicity and also come to share your life expirence ad to give
"our future hopes" hope.
Special gifts awaits early guests. (Nwa alu vu uzo, .......)
Signed: Tpl Austin Udeh Dr. Mike Uzoigwe President General, Secretary General NIF Abuja. Integrity! Unity!
Inaneffort toclosea littlecirclebeforethe process ofhandingthe overand changes in the
platformsas Isaidrecently,I decidedto rekindle theproject which
weall were proponents or promoters(REVIVALAND PROMOTION OF OUR
CULTURE) some yearsago. Thistimecoming from a different angle thus the creation of the NENWEIlanguagegroup.. It will bevery improper to pretend that everything went or is
going wellwith the Cultural revival project. During my
stay in Nenwe (Nigeria)in the last 3
years I understoodmost people inwardly
regret this train we missed , therefore we should not miss a train twice as they say. I saw the politicized project
and not the one most of us had in mind. I saw a lot of people hoodwinked into
feuds, jealousy, disrespect for elders, lack
of regards for traditional and cultural institutions, disregard for instituted hierarchies
and selfish personal gratifications /egotism:
Manystill trying to hide one or a
cocktail of the above under the cloak of religious belief . Some decided to
keep away from ‘giants fighting’.
Tellyour mind thisloudly ; are you happy with the situation of
thingsas they are now? Myself, Charles Okechukwu Chukwubikeis not happy. I normally get to an embarrassing
point whenever I proudly tell my kids of the gallantry of Nenwepeople in liberating themselves and her neighbors
of slave mongers after a fierce battle , and that this liberation day was
celebrated annuallywhen I wasa kid and that ill-conceived religious thought/teachings has made usto abandon it a pagan festival. My kids who have been to Nenwe only twicebut write and speak Igbo (more than many children living in
Nigeria) though sometimes in their own
ways told me.. ‘ hahaahadaddy may be
your peoplein Nenwewould prefer American HALOWEEN and Brazilian carnival ’.I sincerely was ashamedtheday these our ‘European kids’laughedat me on this issue. Though I also understood
it was a wish things were the other way round so that they could take their
friends home. When I tell them of Edja aho;
their new year eve sort of, oriri Ali and the meaning, I tell them that I am an
Onye Ali…showed my daughter the Ali shrineand Eke shrine and the stories behind them. When I tell them of Ovivi
ekwa by newly married ladies and their late evening trips to Eke ukwufor the Ovivi ekwa, When I showed my daughterOnye Ali of Eziecho : Chief Nathinel Nwigwe and told her his status in the town, when I
tell them of Oriri ndi agbo and oriri ndi Ugwu Amorjiand our yearly oriri obulorum inour Auntieshouse at umuduru and the rain fall that never missed beating us on our
way back yearly. When I tell them of Ogalugwu and therain dances and that sometimes the rains were prompt by coincidence or not . I show
them of pictures of Ogu okokoro, tell them of the Ekpe of Agbada, tell them of
Iconic Maestro like Money Hard , Chief‘Nwa
nzelukwu’ and their magiclike the ones
they see in TVtoday. After all these
they ask me one simple question; …ma daddy cose è succeso che non succeed più
niente …but, daddy what happened that
nothing is happening anymore? A stupid person will still continueto blame colonialism .
They asked me‘but you people
were still great during and after colonialism from what you say’then I answeredyes and wentback to my little litany of Nenwe peopleas :-
only people that invited the British to leavethem alone because they learnt Germans in Cameroon were better. We all
know the consequences of that.
only peoplewho planneda bloody coup d’état (beheaded
him in a market)to removea dictator
planted on them by the British empire.
who produced thefirst senator (RIP) for
Enugu and Awkaareas In the 1st republic
·The people whose
son (RIP) was the second person with Nzeogwu that wanted to bring equity to Nigeria by executing the 1966 coup. That made
him the last Biafran that left Nigerian prisons in 1977withCol Achuzie..seven good yearsafter the ‘No victor no vanquish’
·The people whose
son was such a wizardwith the jet
fighters both in Nigeria andin Biafra that the Nigerian government did
not imprison himas expected
ratherreinstated him almost immediately to help brush up the
battered and almost non existing NAFafter the war. May his Soul RIP.
·The people whose
land was built the state of art collegeof its time in 1957
Sometimes I stop the litany abruptly like nowat their ‘what then is happening now’? Do we continue toliveon past glories?
Well we must recognize thegiant stride
many people made in the areas of
politics, education, and business, but collectivelyare we as a peoplesitting on a foundation that will
continueto hold us as a people that
should be proud of a common heritage of are we drifting to an individualistic
state that is baseless. The European culture is individualistic as we may see
on the surface but siting on a strong cultural heritage.
I don’t normally like writing more than two pagestherefore I must conclude now.
The formation of the Asusu NENWEI
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1505573913074466/group on face book isjust a gradual way of trying to step back
intoreviving ourculture , this timelaying a good foundationand a gradual growth of interest. I recognize
that many people have written things on Nenwe, many people not even linguistics promoting the language in many ways for this I would personally suggestwe take time to build a base beforeone fires uswith a Nenwe vocabulary or dictionary and the confusion would be more
I am highly motivated by what I am seeing on Facebook from our people.
The interest and courage people take in
writing as much as they understand is encouraging . Ifeoma Alintawas appointed as the second
coordinator and moderator and we still encourage others to enlist write or
especially readthe discussions. We
certainly shall get somewhere from
Do know that the taunting cross
country song by some umu mbala in County (Nenwe Boys) weretypical authentic Nenwe parlance we should
adopt as symbols… and themes :
Lekweeteee lekwete ogbo ngula!
Lekwete ..ogbo ngula lekwete.!
Do you remember these songs at county?
I shall complete this write up by the week end as I wait foryour reactions.
have arrived the 5000 quota ascribed by FB and may not accept more requests ,
However, we shall start to remove namesof those who never posted anything nor commented on any issue .i.e
dormant addresses thus creating more rooms .
These are some
platformsand groups managed by NOL.
can however subscribe to Nenwe online group
all information go there also.https://www.facebook.com/groups/53245186141/ NOL GROUP
NOL WhatsApp still has some space to add numbers. This is for immediate contact
and ‘breaking News’: you can get
connected through someone who is already there ,therefore ask around or inbox
your phone number to the moderator
are also OTHER NUMEROUS VIBRANT Nenwe groups
but the above are the main social media administrated by NOL
which started officially in august 2002.
WE ARE STARTING
A SELECTION OFVOLUNTEER MODERATORS FOR THESE GROUPS.
have a lot to offerbut I believe GOOD younger handsmight add more innovative aspects to our general communication advancement. Secondly
the demand is getting much .
We havejust nominated /appointed Ifeoma Alinta
(Oyibo Alinta) one of the moderators in
the new group Nenwei (nol) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1505573913074466/which she has not yet accepted anyway. Though
resident outside Nigeria , she has been very outstanding in written and spoken
Nenwei on NOL, and other contributions in cultural, social/educational promotions within the
With great submission
to the will to Godwe announcethedeath of Professor Esther
Nwakaego Ofoegbu (Nee Ani) .Shewas
calledto the arms of the creator at the
UNTH Enugu .
Ofoegbu (Ani) wasborn in 1956 . She was
the second daughter of Late Chief Francis Ani of (Obiofu Amorji )Nenwe in
Aninri LGA of Enugu State. Shewas married
tothe Late Professor Ray Oforegbu of
Amaimo In Ikeduru LGA Imo state .
children , grandchildren ,brothers, sisters, in-laws, her patients , Nenwe /Enugu people people and the
medical professionwill miss her greatly.
Esther Ofoegbu (Ada Nenwe) in many aspects of life, medically,
religiously, socially touched greatly and positively the lives of many people.
We shall missyou greatly butthe consolation is that you arewith the Lord