By Chudi Okoye
(Tribute to Maya Angelou: “Still I Rise”)
You may spite us with your mockeries
With your ugly, hateful forgeries
You may grind us into the very muck
Or even bind us to the rueful murk
In which you and your brood are...
By Awka Times
An Awka socio-political group, the True Awka People (TAP), held a town hall meeting on January 4, 2022, with Hon. Engr. Sam Chinedu Onwuasor, the House of Representatives member representing Awka North and South constituency, as Guest...
By Chudi Okoye
Nov 26, 2021
The struggle may look like lunacy
To those seduced into vain ecstasy
By the Nigeria of their vast fantasy.
To them, the activists are arsonists
Who, in bouts of revolutionary fervor,
Treat the commoners as cannon fodder
Tipping their lives...
A recent meeting of Igbo Elders with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja during which they pleaded for an ‘unconditional’ release of Nnamdi Kanu, the incarcerated leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has sparked differing reactions across the...
Igbo political emissaries met with President Buhari in Abuja to plead for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the incarcerated leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). It is an unfortunate intervention that could undermine IPOB’s long-term revolutionary project...
The IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, elicits resentment and dread across the Nigerian polity, even among his own people. Many Igbos acknowledge the validity of Kanu’s critique of Nigeria, but there is significant apprehension about his adversarial approach which many...
President Muhammadu Buhari’s threat this week to deal severely with youths from a section of Nigeria demanding justice for their geopolitical zone is reminiscent of his efforts as a command combatant in the Nigerian Civil War and his repressive...
By Chudi Okoye
How great it was to be Born Nigerian!
Long long ago, in our mass hysteria
We felt elated, as with keen mysteria
Simply to be citizens of One Nigeria
We grew up knowing a Fun Nigeria
We had our fill of...
There are divergent political tendencies in Igboland regarding how to engage the Nigerian hegemonic powers. These divergences centre on differing views about the nature and value of Man, economic vs. political; and they dissipate Igbo political energy. It is...
As the commemoration of Biafra Day begins to become a unifying event for the Igbos, it is apt to contemplate ways to reconcile the divergent tendencies in Igbo politics and find a central tendency that assuages Igbo yearning for...
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