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Bishop Ezeokafor Celebrates New Yam   

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Awka Diocesan Priests, Religious, 2018/2019 out-going and 2019/2020 in-coming episcopal household filed out at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral’s refectory to witness the celebration of Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor’s annual iwaji festival. The visibly elated priests were seen in their numbers adorning all manner of traditional attire. Speaking immediately after cutting the roasted new yam and declaring it open ...

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Isuofia: New Yam, Spirit Beings And Other Stories

By Casmir Igbokwe When you hear of Argungu fishing festival, what comes to mind is Kebbi State. When Osun-Osogbo is mentioned, a festival rooted in deep Yoruba culture brings nostalgic feelings. When New Yam festival is an item on the agenda, the gathering must be that of the South-Eastern people. And when mmanwu (masquerade) performance comes up for discussion, what you ...

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