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Chudi Okoye

Awka Times Tracking: Number of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria and Africa

As the incidence of coronavirus infection in Nigeria and Africa builds up, Awka Times has launched a reporting initiative to track the development. We have built mapping and charting constructs to report the cases. Hopefully this will help to...

Hurray to Humans!

By Chudi Okoye I wonder what they see! I wonder if there are Cosmic Beings with Elysian seeing peering at the batch on this lonely patch called Earth, who watch as we hatch a response to match a microscopic assailant trying...

Rivers Raises the Bar: Closes All State Borders to Combat COVID-19

• Raises constitutional issues relating to inter-state freedom of movement By Chudi Okoye In a dramatic new measure to check the spread of coronavirus within its administrative territory, the government of Rivers State in Nigeria has announced that air, sea and...

One Week After Lagos Explosion: New Fatalities Reported, Occupancy Rights Distorted, and Community Life Utterly Contorted

… New fatalities reported in past few days, bringing total body count so far to 23 and about 500 displaced … Salvage work and clearance underway, but massive destruction defies easy solution … State government sets up relief fund, but reconstruction...

Biafra Mourns Nigeria

By Chudi Okoye They took us back with noble lies brandishedInsisting there is no victor and no vanquishedBut here we are, wearied, lost or languishedWe the defeated, lorn, perennially anguishedWhat once we owned already relinquishedAssets claimed by 'friends' or simply...

Foreign Loan for ‘Nigeria’; Sullen Groan in the South East

The federal government of Nigeria under Major-General Muhammadu Buhari is seeking a jumbo foreign loan to finance infrastructure development and other projects in the country. The $22.7 billion loan, already approved by the Senate and now awaiting debate in...

Free Digital Flipbook Version of Awka Times – Limited Time Only!

Greetings, dear readers! As previously announced, we have now completed the production of the print edition of Awka Times, and we are shipping bundles into selected markets in Nigeria. Please bear with the slight delay. Whilst regrettable, this is not...

Removal of Emir of Kano: Questions for Awka

The dramatic dethronement of the powerful Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, on March 9, 2020 by the governor of Kano State is a compelling story all its own, but it highlights the question of why the long-lingering kingship...

Following Project Lag, New Completion Deadline Set For Anambra Int’l Cargo Airport

.... Project misses original 36-month deadline set in April 2017 .... New 15-month deadline set at recent Anambra Council of Elders meeting .... Elders Council praise effort on the airport and other government initiatives, much to the chagrin of critical civic...

No Hope for Ihedioha As Supreme Court Refuses To Reverse Imo Ruling

... Supreme Court majority dismisses application to reverse initial ruling, ostensibly for lacking merit  ... Lone dissenting judge argued otherwise, urging colleagues to reinstate removed governor … Unlike in Bayelsa State case, Supreme Court does not award costs … Ruling perpetuates the...

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Market reopened at the culmination of the initial closure period, following observable efforts by market stakeholders to comply with official Covid-19 protocols. By Chudi Okoye Eke...

Dr. Aneze Chinwuba (1944-2020): An Obituary

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