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Nnewi agog as Igwe Orizu celebrates 50 years on throne

For three days in December, Nnewi folks were in a festive mood, as the town’s revered ruler, Igwe Orizu celebrated the 50th anniversary of his reign with a colourful Ofala festival, reports KEMI YESUFU. It was pomp and ceremony recently when one of Nigeria’s longest serving traditional rulers, Igwe Kenneth Orizu of Nnewi, Anambra State celebrated his 50th anniversary on the throne.

Nnewi: ‘The Japan of Africa’
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Nnewi: ‘The Japan of Africa’

Nnewi is the second largest urban space in Anambra State in southeastern Nigeria. Nnewi as a metropolitan city encompasses two local government areas, Nnewi North and Nnewi South; Nnewi North is commonly referred to as Nnewi central, and comprises four autonomous quarters: Otolo, Uruagu, Umudim, and Nnewi-ichi. Nnewi North also includes Ichi, an autonomous neighbouring town.

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Why Nnewi model can transform Nigeria

Any time Nigeria is compared to a smaller country like Ghana, some great logicians would retort that “Ghana is just as big as Lagos State,” as if the more populated a country is, the more underdeveloped and disorganised it should be.