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Chudi Okoye

To Be Young In Nigeria

By Chudi Okoye "Who is a 'youth' in Nigeria?" Who, you ask, is a 'youth' in Nigeria? Hush, impetuous questioner! This will cause mass hysteria! Though you are a native sojourner And not a supercilious foreigner You must not dare to interrogate The wisdom of our local...

The Lord’s Prayer

By Chudi Okoye My dearly beloved children Yes, you my prim and preachy children You mortals which art on Earth Mellowed be thy mouth! You peddle your religion so wantonly Rattling off your homilies so openly You try to impress with your virtuous vocabulary Chastising doubters like...

A Picture of Dike Park

By Chudi OkoyeOh look! Look right here and markWhat they've done to our Dike ParkLook at this pile, unsightly and starkIn all its 'glory' a decrepit shamblesA sordid result of decrepit gamblesAnd emblem of our mutilated dream.Let us spy...

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...

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Easter Meditations: Is Prayer Most Powerful as Sound, Thought or Light?

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20% Population, 1% Political Power By Chudi Okoye The math is simply mind-bending Bleaker even than in racist America Where once the beleaguered Black, Considered as White man's chattel, Were...

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Stooperpower By Chudi Okoye Anthony Blinken blinks inartfully At the spate of unspeakable horrors Visited upon Gaza by America's vexed ally. Joe Biden, his boss, bends unabashedly To the whims...

Supreme Court Ensnares the South East

With the recent Supreme Court ruling reinstating the terrorism and treasonable felony charges leveled against Nnamdi Kanu, danger looms for the South East. The...

Merge or Submerge: A Hobson’s Choice for Major Opposition Parties

With Nigeria sliding into a Hobbesian state, major opposition parties face a Hobson’s choice: remain fragmented and ineffectual, or adopt ‘cooperative strategies’ involving an...