Scholars navigating through the histories of the Nsukka Igbos are often faced with these fundamental questions: Did Nsukka migrate from Igala? Why do Nsukka people bear Igala names such as Attah, Onoja, Ogili, Idoko, Ameh etc? What about this claim about Nsukka’s migration from the ancient kingdom of Nri? Can it be possible that Nsukka migrated from Nri? Is there any possibility that Nsukka might have existed before any of these ancient kingdoms? How did the people of Igbo Nsukka come about and what was their relationship with these two ancient kingdoms? This book addresses these questions and sets to unleash a great revolution in the history of Igbo Nsukka.
In essence, among the few remittances that we have had so far in the history of Igbo Nsukka, Ekene Ugwuanyi’s account seems to have distinguished itself as not just the most elaborate, but the most comparative, and most importantly, the most daring and interpretative. It is within this scope of comparison, courage and interpretation, where history situates its power, that Ekene Ugwuanyi equally situates his relevance in the committee and cult of the scribes of Igbo Nsukka “historidom”.