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Obi of Onitsha

4 Apr
Onitsha Traditional Council has refuted a report suggesting the Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Achebe, issued a statement, titled: ‘How Phone Call Saved Me From Boarding Attacked Train’.
13 Sep 2021
The coronation ceremony of any kind in Nigeria, from the Alaafin of Oyo to the Emir of Zazzau, and from the Obi of Onitsha to the Oba of Lagos, has remained a high point of pomp and pageantry
11 Oct 2019
Works of the art of over 200 artists from Nigeria and the Diaspora are on display at the Oreze International Arts Exhibition at Onitsha Ime Obi, the palace of the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, in an exhibition that will end on Sunday, October 13.
20 Jul 2019
The Obi of Onitsha, His Majesty Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe has approved the committees of experts set to manage the 2019 Ofala.
1 Jul 2019
Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has condoled with the Obi of Onitsha, Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, and the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, over the death of the father-in-law of the former Vice President, the late Chief Anthony Iwenjiora. The governor, who expressed his condolence at the weekend when he visited the monarch, said…
16 Jun 2019
The Obi of Onitsha, His Royal Majesty Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, CFR, and members of Columbia Business School’s Alumni Club have commended New York-based, Nigerian born fine art photographer, Iké Udé, for bringing his internationally acclaimed photography show titled, Nollywood Portraits: A Radical Beauty, to Nigeria. The Obi also urged him to hold more shows in…
25 Jan 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said that competence and merit were strong factors used in appointing heads of security agencies under his government. Buhari, who spoke while addressing the Obi of Onitsha, Alfred Achebe, traditional and religious rulers in the monarch’s palace in Anambra State during his campaign visit, defended the issues of marginalisation of South-East…
29 Dec 2018
One of Nigeria’s most celebrated medical icons, Dr. Christopher Oladipo Ogunbanjo, recently celebrated his 95th birthday in Lagos. The event, which took place at his Ikoyi residence, was graced by some prominent personalities drawn from various facets of the Nigerian social establishment. It was a most fulfilling moment for Pa Ogunbanjo, who has made his…
12 Oct 2018
The Osu caste system is an ancient practice common to the Igbo tribe in the eastern part of Nigeria. This practice discriminates against people who are termed inferior because they have been dedicated to the deities of the land. In some other Igbo cultures, the Osu are people who have been ostracised because they disobeyed…
20 Oct 2017
This year’s Ofala festival lived up to its expectation as a colourful celebration. The festival, an age-long tradition of the Onitsha kingdom, is celebrated once a year in October, to mark the climax of the New Yam.
19 Sep 2017
Speaking at the award ceremony held at Onitsha, Chairman of the Foundation, the Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Achebe, noted that the Foundation’s programmes have empowered many Nigerian youths to contribute to the country’s economic growth.
26 Apr 2017
The conference, which had in attendance traditional rulers, which include Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu; Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi; Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe; and Oba Oladipupo James Kolade of Ipoti-Ekiti Kingdom among others


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