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Sunday, September 18, 2005

Keep the Ancestors Happy

From The (Port Harcourt, Nigeria) Tide:

Chiefs are chosen by ancestors in Akpor

Friday Nwinude
Saturday, September 17, 2005

The selection of chiefs in some communities in Rivers State and elsewhere is usually by election or appointment. This is at variance with the norm and practice of our forefathers.

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The monarch who wears the crown of Nyenwe Ali Akpor, said he was installed in 1989 through nomination by his ancestors. He said that any reputable monarch should be cautious of any act capable of bringing disrepute to his domain and the stool he occupies so as not to bring the wrath of their ancestors on themselves.

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George W. Bush had better watch his step.

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