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Awka International Conference Centre: Deadline Missed But Work Is Proceeding At Pace

Development of the Anambra International Conference Centre at Awka is ongoing, though project delivery deadlines have been missed. Governor Willie Obiano seems determined to finish the project before his terminal date. But it appears that ancillary developments needed to...

ATM Egwu Uzu 2019 Festival Video!

On December 28, 2019 Awka, the capital city of Anambra State in Nigeria, celebrated the 10th Egwu Uzu festival to mark the 21st anniversary of the government-certified monarch of Awka town, Eze Uzu II Obi Gibson Nwosu.Awka is a...

ATM Otochal Awka Day Celebration Video!

On December 28, 2019 Awka, the capital city of Anambra State in Nigeria, celebrated the birthday of the oldest man in the town, Chief Ozo Nwibe Nwosu, who turned 119 years.Awka operates a gerontocratic republican democracy, with the oldest...

Awka Kingship Crisis Escalates Amid Maneuvers for Next Governor

Awka kingship schism on display in Nimo town as a grand scheme for the next governor of Anambra State is orchestrated 17 miles away in Aguleri, the hometown of the present governor of the state, with neither of the...

New Year Thoughts: What Really is the Awka Kingship Tussle About?

Speculative thoughts on the implications of the kingship tussle in Awka: an attempt to explain – beyond the usual theories of the case – why the crisis has proved intractable. By Chudi OkoyeI should start with a bit of clarification....

Day of Culture, Color, Conferment and Confusion

Awka was agog this weekend as competing kingship coalitions, formed around the incumbent monarch and the insurgent, launched major cultural events on the same day, amid the watchful eyes of government security forces.By Chudi OkoyeIt was a day like...

Anambra State Government Warns of Potential Security Breach in Awka

… Warns of potential violence arising from overlapped and competing cultural event schedules… Attributes clash to the persistent kingship tussle in Awka… Says that security agencies are on alert to deal with any disturbance to public peaceBy 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...

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