Harnessing the Power of Diaspora Igbo

Killing the Igbo

The Operation Python Dance II, the infamous Arewa Quit notice, the Islamization agenda, the total neglect of Igbo land and the heinous activities of the Fulani “herdsmen” in Igbo land are  recent reminders of our pain in Nigeria. We need to protect ourselves … legally. Read More

New Administration

World Igbo Congress is poised to consolidate on its gains from its tenacity through the trying period to ensure the complete actualization of the objectives of its original framers. At its 2017 Convention in Chicago, a new administration was elected for this purpose. Read More

Family & Children

This is a flagship group of the World Igbo Congress that fosters leadership, advocates for Igbo women, promotes development of resources and advocates equal access to such resources in order to enhance the lives of Igbo women and families. This is a movement of Igbo women. Read More

Medical Tourism

WIC is catalyzing private sector participation in a regional people-oriented enterprise to build capacity in Igbo land to serve the Igbo and their neighbors and indeed Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa. The RMCE will be manned by some of the world’s leading health care professionals. Read More

Ikemba Str Council

This laser-focused group is designed to prepare World Igbo Congress, Diaspora Igbo and Igbo land for today’s emergencies and for the future. It is the arrowhead for driving the plans of this administration and coordinating cohesion among Diaspora Igbo. Read More

A New Beginning

We seek to build on our gains with strategies that engender the participation of all Diaspora Igbo and to revamp World Igbo Congress in order to enhance the robustness intended ab initio to reposition it for the onerous task ahead for the Igbo Nation. Read More

What We Do: Our Commitment to WIC and Igbo Project

Topical issues from Ala Igbo and Nigeria

Handshake Across the Niger

Leaders of the South West (SW), South East (SE), the South-South (SS) and the Middle Belt (MB) among a teeming populations of citizens from these areas met in Enugu in the erstwhile capital of Eastern Nigeria in the long anticipated “handshake across the Niger” Thursday January 11 and made several observations and resolved as follows:

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Fulani Herdsmen Again? Benue Massacre

Since the start of the year, Nigerians have been served bloody reminders that Boko Haram is no longer the country’s biggest internal security threat. States in Nigeria’s middle belt have been rocked by attacks from suspected Fulani herdsmen Read More

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International Igbo Language Day

World Igbo Congress will participate in “The 2018 United Nations’ (UN) International Mother Language Day” celebrations. This is annually held on February 21 to celebrate languages spoken worldwide. It also observes the human right to use these languages. It also uses this opportunity to remember events such as the killing of four students on February

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2017-20 Administration

RESULT OF 2017 WIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ELECTION. Having received the highest number of votes cast in the position they contested, the officers in this photo are the winners of the WIC Executive Committee election held September 3, 2017, during the WIC Convention at Chicago, Illinois, USA. The Electoral Commission congratulates these winners  

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Python Dance Conference Resolutions

RESOLUTIONS OF THE EXTRAORDINARY CONFERENCE OF WORLD IGBO CONGRESS’ STAKEHOLDERS WORLDWIDE HELD ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 An extraordinary Conference of over 700 stakeholders of The World Igbo Congress worldwide on Saturday, September 16, 2017 resolved as follows:  

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Igbo Preservation Fund

TIME FOR ACTION. DONATE BELOW As we write, a second Igbo genocide is under way in our homeland in the guise of the so-called Operation Python Dance II (OPD II), ostensibly intended to quell some perceived societal ills in the area and to abate the peaceful agitation for restructuring of Nigeria under the aegis of

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Operation Save Lives

TIME FOR ACTION. DONATE BELOW As the October 1, 2017 Arewa Quit Notice date looms, regardless of all suspect pronouncements that it has been rescinded, umu Igbo are fleeing the north in droves. People who have the wherewithal can find their way home when they could. Those who do not have the wherewithal are stuck

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Arewa Quit Notice

The 1966 anti-Igbo pogrom was a series of massacres committed essentially against Igbo living in northern Nigeria starting in May 1966 and reaching a peak after 29 September 1966. These events led to the secession of the eastern Nigerian region and the declaration of the Republic of Biafra, which ultimately led to the Nigeria-Biafra war.

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Convention Registration

REGISTER: You can easily register online through this page. Just read the materials and follow the prompts to register. You may register for the entire event or part thereof. ADVERTISE: Promote your product or service to participating attendees to the 23rd Annual Convention.  Our delegates, over 500 Ndi Igbo from WIC affiliates and professionals and

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Convention Reservation

Early hotel reservations for the 2017 Annual WIC Convention has opened as an exclusive benefit for early birds. Blocked rooms are limited and may not be reopened once they run out. If you are not a National Connection, You are encouraged to take advantage of the discounted group rates that are going very fast. CROWNE

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Medical Tourism

The goal of the proposed RMCE is to primarily complement what is already on the ground and add value as a port of last resort for the most challenging and difficult medical cases, thus obviating the need for referral abroad as currently practiced. It would aim to provide comprehensive cost effective care in a state

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Roadblock Territory

By News Express on 05/12/2016 Officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force have in the past 14 months (October 2015 – December 2016) “criminally pocketed not less than N9.13 billion from roadblock extortion in their various roadblocks in the Southeast zone,” rights activists from the zone claimed on Monday morning. The claim was part

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Convention 2017

The 2017 World Igbo Congress Convention will be held at Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center, 5440 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018 August 31 – September 3, 2017. It will be hosted by Umunna Cultural Association, Chicago, a staunch affiliate. This will be the first convention after the election of the new

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Herdsmen or Killers? Enugu Massacre

Bloodbath in Enugu as Fulani herdsmen kill 40 Catholic church,11 houses burnt It’s a national issue, not ethnic —OKOROCHA Cattle owners, not herdsmen, should be questioned—OHANAEZE Overview of the report In a report written by Emeka Mamah, Clifford Ndujihe, Chidi Nkwopara & Chinenyeh Ozor reporting from Nsukka on a situation that threatens every Igbo community

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Leadership Summit

World Igbo Congress (WIC) proudly announces an Igbo Leadership Summit in Nigeria. Having noted that a majority of the special guests from homeland at the 2016 New York Convention made a very strong request that WIC brings one of her annual gatherings to homeland, the Congress resolved to convene a mega Igbo Leadership Summit in

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Igbo Marginalization

Recently, the SUNRISE Newspaper published an article title 50 Years After Ironsi: Igbo Still Marginalized – South East Leaders. The article captures a lot of the situation of the Igbo in the Nigerian polity and have been re-echoed strongly by the new Ohanaeze leadership. It now becomes a challenge for all Igbo to unite in

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Nigeria, Let Kanu go

THE President General of the apex Igbo social-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, John Nwodo, has said the pro-Biafra agitators, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and MASSOB, by virtue of his position, are his children, and for this reason, if need be, he might even die for Ndi Igbo. He said: “As President General of Ohanaeze,

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Death Traps in Igboland

Igboland is in danger. She is in search of a soothing balm to rub off all the sours she suffered from her numerous predicaments and woes. Indeed, the litany of the misfortunes buffeting South East states that habor the Igbo communities in Nigeria, is quite legendary. The problems are replete with erosion menace, terrible road network,

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Igbo Unemployment

FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo has attributed Igbo youth restiveness to poverty and unemployment, just as he advised Ndi Igbo to close ranks and work in unity so as to speak with one voice in the nation’s polity. Although, coming from a non-Igbo, the articulated fact is incontrovertible. The question is, how do we curb this in

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What Our People Say

My greatest joy is that, finally Diaspora Igbo on WIC platform is taking a bold and purposeful action in the Regional Medical Center of Excellence project aimed at reversing medical tourism. The Igbo is proud of WIC

Health Affairs

( Dr. Jonathan Nwiloh, Chairman )

I am pleased that WIC is tapping into the energy of Diaspora Igbo women and family. We call on all Igbo women to embrace the movement. We will fully explore our UN-ECOSOC status. God bless WIC

Women and Family Affairs

( Dr. Celine Piri, Chairperson )

I believe that WIC has come a long way and I am please to be part of the success story. The activities of the committee I chair is a shinning testimony to what we can achieve with oneness and determination. Kudos to WIC

Projects Review Committee

( Professor Landon Onyebueke, Chairman )

Igbo Association of Nashville is excited about the strides being made by WIC and is proud to be the host of the 2018 Convention, a convention intended to be the lighting rod for better days for Ndi Igbo as a whole

Igbo Association Nashville

( Sir Ejike Ekweazi, President )

ICAN Dallas is a pillar in WIC. We stand with WIC and believe that the entire Diaspora Igbo will be better off working for Igbo land on the platform of WIC. We are proud to host the first quarter BOD/HOD. We will spoil you in Dallas

ICAN Dallas/Ft Worth

( Atty. Edwin Nwokocha, President )

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