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Nigeria: GDP and Population by Geopolitical Zone

In the lead-up to Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary later in 2020, Awka Times will use occasional charts and other graphics to depict the country’s journey so far, hoping by this to contribute to the national conversation currently focused on how to...

Nigeria: Head of Govt Tenure by Individual and Zone

In the lead-up to Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary later in 2020, Awka Times will use occasional charts and other graphics to depict the country’s journey so far, hoping by this to contribute to the national conversation currently focused on...

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...

Options for Viable Peace in Awka

The current leadership crisis in Awka has been long in the making, engulfing the kingship, town union and other institutions. There are ongoing court cases to settle the claims and counterclaims, and it is unclear when the legal hazard...

Meditations on Awka Leadership Crisis

Awka polity is going through a serious leadership crisis. The pursuit of power, prestige and perquisites among elite factions has led to a rupturing of local leadership institutions. This threatens Awka political stability and undermines its relevance in Anambra...
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Egwu Imoka 2019 Movie Is Here on Awka Times!

Watch the full-length movie of the 2019 edition of the unique Awka cultural event, Egwu Imoka, sponsored by our sister organization Awka Historical Society. Enjoy the movie. And don't forget to provide your feedback BELOW https://youtu.be/EWDfmTccmbQ
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The Sod’s Prayer

The Sod’s Prayer By Chudi A. Okoye Our dearly beloved Father Thou which art in Aso Rock Hallowed be thy name! Thy kingdom come Thy...
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In Time, the Tyranny of Fulani Rule in Nigeria Will Wither Away

Like the transient severity of winter, the blistering storms of ethnic rule in Nigeria will blow over and progressive forces could yet become ascendant By...

Obama’s Rope-a-Dope

With the current tally of votes in the 2020 US presidential election pointing to a possible defeat for incumbent Donald Trump, former president Barack...

Birthday Felicitations for Dr Matthew Offodile

Dr Matthew Ejiofor Offodile (FNMGS, FNAH), a highly celebrated geologist and Awka statesman, marks his 84th birthday this week. Dr Offodile remains active as a...

Free Online Courses From Yale and Other Universities

Dear Readers,Most of us will be concerned and some probably directly impacted by the frequent strikes by university teaching staff which invariably create severe...