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Chudi Okoye

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...

Awka Times Person of the Year 2019 – Dr. Okey Anueyiagu: A Profile

By Chudi OkoyeAwka Times Magazine (ATM) is establishing a tradition of choosing and announcing, annually, the person who has the most dramatic positive impact in Awka. They could be private individuals or those in public offices. It could also...

Awka Times Person of the Year Interview: Dr. Okey Anueyiagu

By Chudi OkoyeDr Okey Anueyiagu proved to be of dramatic and phlegmatic disposition all at once. He came across as a controlled explosion, with a calm externality that belied a fiery intentionality. Awka Times editors had tracked this urbane...

Want a King. Won’t Kiss His Ring!

For millennia, Awka people rejected the idea of a sovereign chieftain. The Awka village republic existed as a segmentary society based on well-defined kinship structures. Then colonialism ensued. The evolving colonial constitutions produced at some point a House of...

Daggers and Swagger in Awka Kingship Saga

The kingship crisis in Awka has turned into a Gordian Knot. It has become a debilitating stalemate, with the contending coalitions caught in a strained balance of power. Neither coalition seems able to vanquish the other. Thus, a negotiated...

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