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18 Oct 2021
Yams are an excellent source of fibre, high in potassium and manganese, which are important for supporting bone health, growth, metabolism, and heart function. Yam tubers also provide a decent amount of other micronutrients such as copper and vitamin C. Among the Igbo tribe of Nigeria, West Africa, it is obvious that the most cherished…
4 Jul 2021
1. New Yam Festival Yam is a staple in West Africa and a typical food you find around Nigeria. Unlike other foods, yam is quite different and much respected. It is more than food. In the very old days, commonly in the southern part of Nigeria, barns of yams show the wealth of a person,…
23 Sep 2019
No fewer than 36 cows were reportedly killed by lightning and thunder on the top of a sacred hill at Ijare town in Ifedore Local Council of Ondo State. The Guardian learned that the fearful incident happened on Saturday night at the...
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28 Aug 2019
The attack on the immediate past Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, in Nuremberg, Germany during the annual New Yam festival has continued to elicit reactions from Nigerians, both at home and in the diaspora. The latest to join in with his reaction is the Grammy-nominated Nigerian music star, Seun Kuti, In a recent sitdown with…
9 Mar 2019
There is no gainsaying that Nigeria is endowed with lush green vegetation, faux and fauna, awesome tourist attractions, historical monuments and much more. Each Nigerian state has something to offer tourists. The interesting thing here is that Nigerians have recognized this fact and are beginning to tour Nigeria. Efforts by Jumia’s hotel and flight marketplace…
23 Sep 2018
As part of its contributions towards promotion of Nigerian cultural heritage, the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, during the week, held its 2018 annual New Yam Festival.
19 Aug 2018
For some years, the famous New Yam Festival celebrated yearly in Egiland, in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, was halted due to man-made crisis. The rich cultural festival attracted tourists, multinational companies, visitors and prominent daughters and sons of Egiland. However, during the four-year crisis, which occurred from 2013 to 2017, and was linked to…
12 Aug 2018
Okpe people, both at home and in the Diaspora, recently converged on Okpe Kingdom to celebrate this year’s New Yam Festival, locally referred to as Wasigbeenile, ‘Thank You For Taking Care Of Me. Located in Akoko-Edo local council, the ancient kingdom whose people according to history migrated from Ile-Ife, present day Osun State, about two…
29 Jul 2018
A lot of people look forward to festivals in Nigeria. It gives people a chance to take a break from their busy schedule or declare a vacation period from work just to partake in these ceremonies. Here’s a countdown to the major Nigerian festivals coming up in 2018: New Yam Festival Also known as Iwa…
15 Jul 2018
Recently, Ogidi community in Kogi State was agog in festivities, as the village hosted this year’s New Yam Festival. Held amidst drama, spectacle and fanfare, it was an event that many wouldn’t forget in a hurry. Eminent personalities including, the Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Matthew Kolawole; the National Publicity Secretary of the…
29 Jul 2017
During the Festival, cows, goats and fowls are slaughtered by the Ezeigwe, the Iyasara, the Ezeukwu, the Ndanike, Nde Okpara, Umuishi, the Presidents and Patrons of all Age Grades, as well as the first sons of deceased fathers.
28 Oct 2016
Prof. Barclays Ayakoroma, the Executive Secretary of National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), says “New Yam” festival celebration in the South East ...

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