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Language: Igbo

  • Apr 13, 2012
  • 10:40 PM

Under Threat of Extinction

Victor Ugborgu / Newswatch
In Nigeria of the three major languages of Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba, the most endangered are the last two. Newswatch investigation revealed that, despite the fact that; Igbo and Yoruba are being promoted in schools, colleges and universities, not all parents and guardians from these ethnic groups consciously make enough efforts to teach their children or wards their mother tongues at home.
  • Nov 23, 2011
  • 09:12 PM

Promoting Indigenous African Language Films

Rezwan / RisingVoices
An effective way to preserve indigenous languages and save them from total extinction is to encourage the production of indigenous language films. The 5th Festival of Indigenous African Language Films was held from 2-5 October 2011, in Akure, Nigeria. More than three hundred film makers, scriptwriters, directors, stakeholders and industry operators joined this event.
  • Aug 11, 2011
  • 02:24 PM

NICO commences Indigenous Language classes

Ohi ojo / Vanguard
In furtherance of the objectives of its enabling decree, the National Institute for Cultural Orientation, NICO has commenced its indigenous language programmes aimed at helping Nigerian children to communicate in their mother tongue and adults with spouses from different ethnic backgrounds, the language of their spouses.
  • Jun 11, 2011
  • 06:32 PM

The return of Igbo language film

Nnamdi Ojiego / Vanguard
Worried by the gradual disappearance of films made in Igbo language in the market, a group known as Igbo Film Forum, IFF, has reiterated its commitment to bring back the Igbo films into the mainstream movie industry.
  • Jun 08, 2011
  • 12:07 PM

Nigeria: Are Our Indigenous Languages Dying?

Tosin Omoniyi /
Unfortunately in Nigeria, there appears to be a gradual decimation of the ability of many children to speak their native language. Many sociologists and indeed Nigerians say that this trend if not checked in time is capable of allowing the rich cultural and linguistic heritage of the nation to go to waste.
  • Jun 06, 2011
  • 12:56 AM

Nigeria: Reviving Igbo Language And Culture
Worried that Igbo language is becoming endangered in schools, market places, public places and in homes, Anambra State governor, Mr. Peter Obi recently established schools for the teaching of Igbo language and inculcation of Igbo core values.
  • May 13, 2011
  • 11:51 PM

Anambra sets up Igbo language school

Jude Atupulazi / NEXT
In a bid to revive the Igbo language and culture, the Anambra State governor Peter Obi, at a very colourful ceremony on Wednesday, laid the foundation stone for the establishment of a centre in Awka where Igbo language and culture will be taught.
  • May 08, 2011
  • 07:25 PM

Presenting the new orthographies

Akintayo Abodunrin / Vanguard
Efforts to have a standard orthography for Igbo, Ijo, Hausa and Yoruba languages received a boost on Wednesday when harmonised orthographies for the four languages also spoken in Cameroun, Benin and Niger Republic were launched.