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Igbere Ezumezu 2005, Part 1
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(L - R): Chief Solo Akuma and Mrs. Victoria Akuma
Chief Solo U. Akuma (SAN) - Chairman, Ezumezu
2005 Planning Committee and Mrs. Victoria
Akuma at the venue of Ezumezu 2005 hosted by
Odinma Ebiri Age Grade.
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Renew Your COMMITMENT to
Igbere community,

Revive Your CONFIDENCE about
Igbere custom & culture,

Reform Your COMMON SENSE for
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Reinvent Your CONSCIENCE
nurtured by Truth to Igbere land,

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Babatunde Osotimehin, at the State House, Abuja
How they Chopped off my Hands
Man whose hands were cut on Charles
Taylor's order. Report By JAMES OJO, Abuja
It is with joy that I most
warmly welcome all our
distinguished guests and all
the Ndi Igbere in Nigeria
and Diaspora to this
auspicious and epoch
making triennial ceremony
otherwise called EZUMEZU
IGBERE FESTIVAL. Please
join me to thank the Almighty
God for granting us journey
mercies from our respective
destinations. The Ezumezu
Festival affords our Clan the
singular opportunity and
privilege to pull out or retire the oldest age grade who
served the Clan meritoriously from communal service;
this is called Traditional Retirement Ceremony (IGBOTO
NMA). On the other hand, to recognize a new Age Grade.
And this aspect is called Outing/Naming of a New Age
Grade (IZARAFA). The occasion is also used to raise
funds for the development of our Clan.
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IPAI Free Medical
Assistance Scores
Preliminary Success

The Igbere Progressive
Association
International, Inc. (IPAI)
community health
assistance program in
Igbere has scored an
initial success following
a report sent in by Mr.
Chinedu Obike, one of
the Monitoring
Committee Members.  
 
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Re-Inventing Our Age Grades
I sincerely  want to thank you all.For this great and noble deed of investing in the future of many Igbere Youths. particularly, the
students,by awarding scholarship to them. I was delighted when i saw the names of my lucky brothers.Who are so fortunate to be
awarded with the kindness of your goodwill. God bless you all. Even as you continue this academical empowerment.

From:
Eke Kelechi Joseph
Department of Mass Communication,
University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Scholarship
By Obike Ukoh

Abakaliki, March 7, 2009
: ( News Agency of
Nigeria )
: The former
Vice-Chancellor of Abia
State University, Uturu,
Prof. Ogwo Ekeoma
Ogwo has urged
students to take their
studies seriously as
there is no short cut to
success.
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Getting to Know IPAI
By Ukaegbu Ukaegbu

Historical Perspective
Igbere Progressive Association
International Inc. (IPAI) is an organization of
Igbere citizens in Diaspora by Igbere
people and for Igbere Community.

This organization was formed when Igbere
citizens’ residents abroad (outside Nigeria)
held a general meeting at Houston, Texas,
USA; on September 3, 2005. Delegates at
the general meeting were from different
regions of United States of America and
United Kingdom including State of
California, Georgia, Nebraska, New York,
Maryland, Washington DC, New Mexico,
Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina,
North Carolina, Texas and London (UK).

After the decision to form an international
organization was made, the delegates
proceeded with discussions on the official
name.
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DISBURSEMENTS OF FUNDS
TO  HEALTH CENTRES  BY
IPAI
Report By: Chinedu Obike

I wish to inform  you that the funds
(N110,000) have been disbursed to the four
health centres in Onu-ibina, Umusi, Okafia
and Amiyi Igbere.

The exercise was carried out on Thursday
June 23, 2009 in the following order.
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Articles about the just
concluded IPAI Convention
2009 in Washington DC.
The Mastery of Igbere
Traditions and Cultures
Showcased in High Places.
REFLECT, CO-EXIST AND FORGE
AHEAD WITH OUR LEGACY: A
Message from the Chairman, IPAI
Board of Directors.
As a continuing legacy, we of the Igbere
Progressive Association International (IPAI)
are proud to reflect, co-exist, and forge
ahead as Igbere indigenes. We reflect on the
positive actions taken by our parents in the
past to form sustaining organizations that
guide and improve the community, we co-
exist with one another for the good of our
citizens today and tomorrow. With God’s
help in all these, we forge a better future for
our children with enthusiasm.
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DC 2009 Photo Slideshow
In Loving Memories
Commodore Amadi Ikwechegh (1951 - 2009)
THE SUN-SET OF A GREAT IGBERE
SON: COMMODORE AMADI GUY
IKWECHEGH (1951 - 2009)
(A Tribute By Chief Mike Awa,  President, IPAI)

God creates great men and women and
Commodore Amadi Guy Ikwechegh was one
of those great gifts from God to Igbere people,
Nigeria and Africa as a whole.   Born in 1951
and departed November 11, 2009, to be with
the Lord after putting up a great fight against
his ill-health.

He was a warrior, a Nigerian Navy
Commodore of a great repute.  He was highly
intelligent, down to earth and above all well
rooted in his people’s culture, showing love
and respect to everyone.  On many fronts he
was first among his equal and a big pair of
“shoes” have been left empty and I pray that
God provides us someone to fill these shoes.
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Update:
The venue of the IPAI Convention 2011 is:
Sheraton Gateway Hotel, Los Angeles.
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All Roads lead to Los Angeles County of the State of
California, USA, for the 4th Biennial Convention of Igbere
people in Diaspora, slated for July 2011. The Pacific Coast
Chapter of IPAI won an approval to host the convention after
a unanimous vote by the IPAI Executive Committee during
their meeting held on December 13, 2009.

The executive committee requires that the host chapter must
accept a written approval letter and then sign a memorandum
of understanding between the executive committee and the
host chapter (Pacific Coast). Further details about would be
communicated via this website.
IPAI Convention 2011: It's Pacific Coast
Fulbright Award goes to
Professor Ogbureke

The J. William Fulbright Foreign
Scholarship Board (FSB) has
selected Dr. Kalu Ugwa Ogbureke
for a Fulbright award to Nigeria.
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