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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Nigerian History

 In a town called Nanka,Anambra state Nigeria,Widows were prohibited from seeing their dead husbands when they are being buried......




However in 1993,one Lady named Scholaristica Nnolim stood up for a widow while preaching the gospel and she was fatally shot on the spot at the funeral.

She is buried (see photo of where she is buried alongside another who died proclaiming what they believed) in the church premises and the law was changed forever....
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Please who knows the full story?

40 comments:

  1. Igbos and their victimization against widows

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    1. Stella, no law changed.. it is both man and woman.. People that agreed to disobey don't keep it because of the repercussion..

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  2. I always say it that tradition/culture is scam.

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  3. A school AUSTICA was opened in Nnaka town in their honor.

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    1. Do you know the story? You are here telling us about a school opened in their honor. Give us the gist.

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    2. Go and investigate. shoo!

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    3. This write up was badly written ... who has full gist ?

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    4. The Scholaristica Nnolim is from Oko town a neighbouring town to Nanka and my maternal home. They are brave women and a school Austica seminary was named after them.

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  4. I will come back to read comments

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  5. that's how some will wash a corpse and give a woman the water to drink for her to prove that she is innocent.

    will I talk about the umunna, those bunch of lying old fools

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  6. ask bed breaking and nacking of pigeon then they will give u the history from the time of adam and eve

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  7. In my village in Orogun from Delta state... women are not allowed in the actual burial of their husband. Same way parents are not allowed in children burial. I know an aunty that made noise so they allowed her for service of song and service for her daughter

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    1. I am from Orogun, my Mum and Co wife were present at the burial of my Dad. So what are you talking about

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    2. @Swiss Babe the Anonymous is from the other side of your village. You've not been there

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    3. Don't mind that anon.yarning nonsense abt orogun

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    4. My mum is from Orogun,Eboh Orogun,we speak Ukwale and Urhobo,wado!

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    1. Scholastica Nnodim and Augustine Eze were murdered because they dared to be different. They preached against oppression against widows and women in general and with their deaths, some laws against widows were abolished.

      The Catholics canonized them as saints and a school was opened in their honor. AUSTICA

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    2. Yes, canonized. it simple means they were declared saints after their deaths.

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  9. Women don suffer sha. I'm very that scholaristica was a feminist. May God continue to rest their souls.

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  10. I am from Nanka and have never heard of that story, yes in the past widows weren't allowed to see husbands'corpse but this was later changed as a result of civilization and westernization and not because someone was killed. the last part of that story na wash.

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    1. Pls make investigations before you start spewing trash. Does coming from a place mean you know the history of everything ?

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    2. It's on Google tho. You could ask your elders for clarity or maybe it's just made for good story.

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    3. Anonymous you are not from Nanka. You know nothing

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    4. @ PsrciPe: There is no Catholic saint in Nigeria. The only one who is almost a saint is Father Tansi who was beatified by the Pope in 1998 and is now called Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi.

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  11. Women has been taking insult and injury Since 1902..

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  12. Eeya....May her soul continue to Rest In Peace. She died speaking up for another woman

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  13. This is a lie. I'm from Agbiligba Nanka in Anambra state. My mum is from Enugwu Nanka and there was never a time tradition prohibited women from seeing their dead husbands.

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    1. Ndi nnatasi aputa Sia. Hiaaaaanest

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    2. Nne, stop hiding.nobody will beat you.. It happened but not how Stella narrated the story.She didn't tell the reason why the tradition exists. Just cut and join story.
      I'm from Nanka too

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  14. Some traditions are barbaric. Usually carried on because most cannot question why.....and women usually at the receiving end

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  15. What a barbaric culture, eeeh

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  16. Stella, you have half side of the gist.. it has to do with the tradition handed over from our forefathers.. up till now ,We don't see our spouse after death..It brought division of church and family up till now.
    It happened in 1992/93.
    It was accepted as norm because of the repercussion when one goes against tradition .I don't have strength to type.


    Everyone of us has rites and tradition from their home town. Nobody should start screaming here .

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    1. In Enugwu Nanka where I come from, wives see their dead husbands even during burials. So which village were you referring to?

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  17. We igbos and our useless tradition sha!!
    A spouse must not eat a thing during the burial of his/her other half. My mum was not allowed to eat anything that was cooked during my dad's burial. Her sisters brought all what she ate from their own village o.
    What about the reverence of pythons known as eke. Every idemili child has an eke protecting him or her. Anytime, I went to my village pythons would be coiled up at every corner of my grandma's house. They said it was my personal python or chi that came visiting because I came home! Thank God the pythons never entered our main house! People living side by side pythons! God forbid! Thank God for Christianity.

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    1. My mum was not allowed to eat anything that was cooked during my dad's burial.

      This happens with urhobo as well

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    2. Seriously, that python own was just the height of it. They will scream at you for being terrified that a python was curled up inside the house. They will force my mum to be nice to the snake and even say nice things like "welcome" etc reason is that the snake came to welcome the newborn or welcome abroadians home for the season. Tufiakwa .
      In the incidence that you mistakenly kill a python or a car ran over a python, people must be seen crying, dropping coins, and doing a proper burial for eke idemili.. My grandmother that will sing in church choir will keep cursing people "idemili sokwoi" and that's like a very big curse. Obosi people carry am for head.

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  18. I'm from Enugwu Nanka. The story about Scholastica Nnolim and Augustine Eze is true. They both were members of the Catholic charismatic renewal of Nigeria. They stood and fought the unnecessary and wrong traditional ways of conducting burials. This happened in Agbiligba Nanka because the person who was being buried was their member when alive. It is not just about wives not seeing the bodies of their dead husbands. This particular issue occured because the charismatic members refused that their member be buried in the way that's not in line with the church's tradition. And we, Nanka people were controversial and could go any extent to fight for what we believe. The youths had to gather and shoot to scare these people way, I mean the people who do not want our bad tradition to stand. In that process of confusion and panic,the two persons I mentioned earlier were shot dead. Afterwards, Austica memorial college Nanka, situated at Ekwulobia road,beside St Anthony parish in Ifite Nanka was established. "Aus" is for Augustine Eze and "Tica" is for Scholastica. The good news is, that incident stopped many ill practices that used to happen then during burial ceremonies. We, Nankarians are highly progressive and are better people now than then.

    However, Augustine Eze and Scholastica Nnolim were declared as martyrs of the church, not saints. And to this, there's a yearly event in Austica memorial college Nanka called "founders day" to commemorate this. The relatives of these martyrs are still alive and do come around most times on founders days. The church too, hasn't forgotten them and there's a package for them that I don't know of the details.

    Finally, nwannem from Nanka who said he or she is from Nanka and hasn't heard such should ask more questions or holla me for more clarifications. Every Nanka person and the world at large should know this story.

    Thanks BABA Nonny for bringing this to my notice. Thanks to the writer for telling our awesome story!

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