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Egwu Imoka 2020: Day 1 of Festival Marked Amid Covid-19 Restrictions

By Chudi Okoye The 2020 edition of the traditional Awka festival, Egwu Imoka, has commenced. Day 1 of the three-day carnival, a cardinal event in Awka cultural calendar, took place as planned on May 25, 2020. There had been some uncertainty...

ANSG Imposes Fresh Two-Week Restrictions As Coronavirus Makes Landfall in Anambra

.... First positive Covid-19 case confirmed in Anambra State   .... ANSG imposes more stringent lockdown to combat the crisis .... More private individuals and entities donate relief packages   By Ndu Chris Nwannah, ATM Guest Writer, and Chudi Okoye The Anambra State...

Prof. Soludo, Likely Gubernatorial Aspirant in Anambra State, in Political Storm After Covid-19 Donation

Following a reported ₦10m charitable donation to support ANSG coronavirus containment effort, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo faces a storm of innuendo about his finances and handling of a personal project to honor his late mother. His defenders claim the clamor...

Governor Obiano Gives Update On Fight Against Coronavirus

... Test results for samples from Anambra State were negative; awaiting other results  ... State completed two isolation centres and work progressing at a third centre ... Sharing of 200 bags of rice to elders in the state’s 181 communities...

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...

COVID-19 Forces a Fervid 14-Day Market Closure in Anambra State

By Ndu Chris Nwannah, ATM Guest Writer As part of measures taken to stop the spread of coronavirus, the Anambra State government has directed that all markets in the area should be closed for business ‪from Monday, 30th March, 2020...

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...

Anambra State Government Takes Critical Steps To Contain COVID-19

... Inaugurates Ad-hoc Committee with Professor Iwu as member ... Directs civil servants to proceed on 14 day leave ... Suspends all public gatherings By Ndu Chris Nwannah, ATM Guest Writer Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has announced new measures aimed at...

Biafra Mourns Nigeria

By Chudi Okoye                                                                          ...

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...
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Igbo Critics and the Presumed Menace of Nnamdi Kanu

The IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, elicits resentment and dread across the Nigerian polity, even among his own people. Many...
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Buhari: Igbo Restiveness, Twitter, Memories of War and Draconian Decrees

President Muhammadu Buhari’s threat this week to deal severely with youths from a section of Nigeria demanding justice for their geopolitical zone is reminiscent...

Worn Nigeria

Worn Nigeria By Chudi Okoye How great it was to be Born Nigerian! Long long ago, in our mass hysteria We felt elated, as with keen mysteria Simply to...

The Great Igbo Debate: Homo Economicus vs. Homo Politicus

 There are divergent political tendencies in Igboland regarding how to engage the Nigerian hegemonic powers. These divergences centre on differing views about the nature...

Biafra Day: Towards a Unified Theory of Igbo Politics

As the commemoration of Biafra Day begins to become a unifying event for the Igbos, it is apt to contemplate ways to reconcile the...