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Chudi Okoye

Dear St James, At Christmas

By Chudi Okoye Dear St James, my St James Cathedral of my contentment Beloved monument of my upliftment Accept tonight my fervent felicitations My love for you a furnace of fiery flames! You are, St James, a house of miracles Our own hallowed hibernacle Harboring in your...

Awka Times Magazine Launches Today!

ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF AWKA TIMES MAGAZINELaunch Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019 Greetings, Awka Capital Territory!Greetings, Nigeria and Africa!Greetings, World!It gives me great pleasure to announce today the launch of Awka Times Magazine (ATM).Awka Times is a general-interest periodical published...

Opinion Polling and Awka Leadership Crises

Awka Times has introduced an opinion survey program to measure popular sentiment and ensure that the unfiltered voice of Awka people comes through amid the paroxysm of leadership rivalries wracking the Awka political class. These rivalries prevent this class,...

Biting Words From Fighting Lords

Exclusive ATM Interviews With Major Players in Awka Kingship SagaAwka Times Magazine spent several weeks, at different locations in Nigeria and USA, interviewing many of the key figures involved in the current political crisis in Awka. We probed them...

Chief Ndi Obi: ‘I have Decided to Sit Back and Watch’

Awka Times Interview with High Chief (Senator) Ben Ndi Obi Intro by Chudi Okoye He combines some of the finer diplomatic skills of Talleyrand and Metternich. He has been a fixture in the rarefied circles of high politics in Nigeria for...

The Incredible Shrinking Awka Town

The primordial Awka town is shrinking in size and authoritative influence, a result of territorial encroachments and political marginalization.By Chudi Okoye, Ik Cino Otti and Emeka RalIt might be an interesting exercise to depict the territorial expanse of Awka...

ACTDA MD: Awka People to Blame for Slum!

ATM Interview with MD/CEO of ACTDA, Ven. (Barr) Amaechi Okwuosa"…They can’t eat their cake and have it."The dismal state of infrastructure in Awka, the capital of Anambra State, is a much-mentioned issue, and the focus of detailed reporting in...

Options for Viable Peace in Awka

The current leadership crisis in Awka has been long in the making, engulfing the kingship, town union and other institutions. There are ongoing court cases to settle the claims and counterclaims, and it is unclear when the legal hazard...

Meditations on Awka Leadership Crisis

Awka polity is going through a serious leadership crisis. The pursuit of power, prestige and perquisites among elite factions has led to a rupturing of local leadership institutions. This threatens Awka political stability and undermines its relevance in Anambra...

Policy Failure and the Slumification of Awka

Awka looks very much today what a capital city should not: an unprepossessing and slowly decaying municipality, trashed by its inhabitants, lacking effective local leadership, and neglected by the resident state government which makes fabulous plans for infrastructure development...

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Spit-At-Home Day

By Chudi Okoye December 14, 2022 It is sit-at-home day in the South East One fiercely enforced by local bandits Who have caused...
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Rise Up and Walk!

By Chudi Okoye November 25, 2022 Apostle Peter looked upon the lame Squatted by the gate called Beautiful Fractured and forlorn, with no name His arm stretched out...

The ‘Dot’ and the Sloth

By Chudi Okoye November 21, 2022 The big shot who called us a 'dot' From his spot in blighted Aso Rot Is now caught in a demeaning squat Wasted...

A Path to Positive Outcomes in the Battle of the Professor and the Trader

The two men said: “Let there be battle!” At first some were rattled. But then there was much good that came from the fray....

The Bola Tinubu ‘Drug Money Laundering’ Saga: Morality, Character and Political Leadership

The current debate surrounding Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, relating to allegations of drug trafficking and money laundering in America, raises fundamental questions...