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ⓘ Item, is a place in Nigeria. It is one of the communities in Bende Local Government Area in Abia State, Nigeria. It is next to Akeze in the north, Nkporo in the ..




                                               

Thong

Thong may refer to: Thong, Kent, an English village G-string, an item of underwear or swimwear a common Laotian surname, and the Laotian word for gold Thong sandal or "flip-flop", a type of sandal held to the foot by a thin strap a Vietnamese name, Thong

                                               

Interim

Interim means "in between" or "transitional", or "temporary." Some common "interim" items: An interim document is a piece of writing that is not finished. An interim report is a report on the how some work is going. An interim official is a person who is doing a job temporarily. This can be in between two other people having the job, or when the normal person is temporarily unable to do it.

                                               

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ⓘ Item

Item, is a place in Nigeria. It is one of the communities in Bende Local Government Area in Abia State, Nigeria. It is next to Akeze in the north, Nkporo in the east, Alayi in the west, and Abiriba and Igbere in the south.

                                     

1. The Okpi Stool

The Okpi Stool is an ancient, sacred, foremost or highest traditional institution in Item. The Okpi is the father of Item people. The Okpi is the Paramount Ruler of Item and Clan Head of Item. The Okpi Stool is non-religious and non-political; rather he is the father of all religious and political bodies. Okpi of Item is the head of the executive, legislature and judiciary in Item traditional system of government.

                                     

2. Item traditional system of government

Before the beginning of colonial government, Item people had a stable traditional government. Okpi was and still is the father of Item and the pinnacle of the whole genealogy. In Item generally as in most neighbouring communities like Abam, Abiriba and Ututu, the Otosi or Ofo Eze is the system of supreme authority of rulership.

It would be extremely difficult to describe or explain the influence and importance of the Otosi in the life of Item people. All authorities in the community derive legitimacy from the Otosi or Ofo Eze, hence traditional rulership in Item is hereditary.

The kindred’s with royal and priestly responsibilities are those that brought Otosi to Item from Potopo. The Otosi or Ofo Eze remains the most important symbol of authority in Item.

The Otosi or Ofo Eze is a very powerful swagger always left in the authority of traditional Ruling and Royal Kindreds. The Otosi was and remains a source of strength succour, bond of unity, as well as political and religious union, hence you hear the slogan" ITEM BU ULORANI”. Little wonder, all important cultural festivals in Item, such as Igwa Nmam, Ita Achicha, Iwa Ama and Iri Ndi are celebrated on same day in Item Clan.

The following are the ancestral royal and ruling kindred in Item: Ndi Okorocha Apuanu Item, Umuafiaji Okoko Item, Ekwo Amaokwe Item and Umuovum Ameke Item. In the olden days, these four royal kindred constitute the Abu Ano Item King Makers and their heads were the heads of the four original villages in Item.

They were assisting the Okpi of Item, who doubled as the chairman of Obu Ano Item in performing the executive, legislative and judicial functions. In these four villages, they are second in command to the traditional village heads, otherwise known as" AGBA EZE” in Apuanu Item, the Agba Eze is Ndu Ihize, in Okoko Item- Umuogbe Okoko Item in Amaokwe Item Amafor Amaokwe Item, in Ameke Item Ndi Elekwa/Ugwuapu/Amaoba.

As farmsteads expanded and increased both in population and socio-economic activities, they were given village status. They include Okagwe, Umuakpa, Akanu, Okai and Amaekpu Item. In other to have efficient and effective government in Item, the heads of the five new villages were admitted into the Council of Chief and Elders, still under the chairmanship of Okpi of Item no matter the venue of their meeting.

They perform the executive functions in their various villages but were not vested with the sceptre of Otosi or Ofo Eze. Nonetheless, it must be noted that in these five villages only the kith and kin of heads and second in command were the heads, hence it is convenient and appropriate to incorporate them into the supreme council of Obu Ano Item King-Makers.

No wonder, the colonial government after a careful study opined that Item had a stable traditional government similar to the system in England and congratulated as well as encouraged Item people on their orderly system of government.

                                     

3. Method of selection and installation of Okpi of Item

Whenever there is a vacancy usually by the demise of the ruling Okpi, the Stool of Okpi Item devolves on the next senior man in Ndi Okorocha Royal Kindred, except where he objects to taking the office for a reason. Immediately after the death of the ruling Okpi and before new one takes office, the son of the deceased Okpi or a minor a regent from his family is appointed by the king-makers to act as Okpi, until the new Okpi is selected and installed in accordance with age-long tradition of Item.

                                               

Power pellets

A power pellet is an item from Pac-Man. It can make Pacman eat the ghost. But hes gotta hurry because he can only eat ghosts for 10 seconds! If you play Pac-Man, youll notice the ghosts turn blue when you eat it. If its already 8-10 seconds, the ghosts will flash.

                                               

Breakfast (New Zealand TV programme)

Breakfast is a New Zealand morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on TVNZ 1, produced by 1 News. The first episode came out on 11 August 1997. It was the first of its genre in New Zealand. It has a mixture of breaking news, news, sport, weather and feature items. Originally a two-hour programme, it was expanded to three hours in 2012.

David Dhawan
                                               

David Dhawan

David Dhawan is an Indian film director who works in Hindi films. He is the father of Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan. He is best known for directing several successful films, including Swarg, Shola Aur Shabnam, Saajan Chale Sasural, Judwaa, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Partner, Chashme Baddoor, Main Tera Hero and Judwaa 2. The 1993 action thriller Aankhen and 1999 comedy Biwi No.1 earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Director nominations.

                                               

Paul Heckingbottom

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Shaun Wallace

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John Mart

John Mart he was a Dutchpolitician and writer. John Mart to be born on February 16, 1942 in Amsterdam. Mart died of a stroke on July 11, 2005.

                                               

Raimund Hoghe

Raimund Hoghe was a German choreographer, dancer, filmmaker, journalist, and author who wrote profiles of persons, both prominent and outsider, for Die Zeit. From 1980 to 1990, he was a dramaturge and chronicler of Pina Bauschs Tanztheater before he worked independently. He is regarded as "one of the protagonists of German contemporary dance theatre". He lived in Dusseldorf, where he died on 14 May 2021, two days after his 72nd birthday.