An Investigation of Chieftaincy and Kingship Tussle in Igboland: A Case Study of Ogidi Community Anambra State, Nigeria (1904 -2010)

An Investigation of Chieftaincy and Kingship Tussle in Igboland: A Case Study of Ogidi Community Anambra State, Nigeria (1904 -2010)   CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The origin of the Igbo people is still a point of contention among experts, particularly ethnologists and historians of Igbo history. The reason for this is that the most important stages of Igbo history and culture have yet to be examined. Those who have made significant anthropological and archaeological discoveries that can be used to deduce Igbo origins and history have yet to be effectively collected, collated, evaluated, and interpreted. Some historians claim that the Igbo had no kings-Igbo enwe eze, which implies that kingship was alien to Igbo culture, introduced and nurtured by outsiders in pre-colonial settings. As the origin of the Igbo...
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