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‘The Struggle’ (An Ode to the Igbo Revolutionary Activists)

The Struggle By Chudi Okoye Nov 26, 2021 The struggle may look like lunacy To those seduced into vain ecstasy By the Nigeria of their vast fantasy. To them, the activists are arsonists Who, in bouts of revolutionary fervor, Treat the commoners as cannon fodder Tipping their lives...

Igbo Elders’ Parley with President Buhari: Contrasting Perspectives

A recent meeting of Igbo Elders with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja during which they pleaded for an ‘unconditional’ release of Nnamdi Kanu, the incarcerated leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has sparked differing reactions across the...

Igbo Grandees’ Wrong-headed Plea for Political Mediation of Kanu Case

Igbo political emissaries met with President Buhari in Abuja to plead for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the incarcerated leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). It is an unfortunate intervention that could undermine IPOB’s long-term revolutionary project...

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 Igbos acknowledge the validity of Kanu’s critique of Nigeria, but there is significant apprehension about his adversarial approach which many...

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 of his efforts as a command combatant in the Nigerian Civil War and his repressive...

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 be citizens of One Nigeria We grew up knowing a Fun Nigeria We had our fill of...

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 and value of Man, economic vs. political; and they dissipate Igbo political energy. It is...

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 divergent tendencies in Igbo politics and find a central tendency that assuages Igbo yearning for...

Nigeria 2023: Dual Mandate in the North; Duel Mandate in the South

A radical awakening among the southern peoples of Nigeria, further intimated by recent statements from the Southern Governors’ Forum, could offer a path to political order in Nigeria based on restructuring of constitutional powers By Chudi Okoye It was Pentecost this...

The Hordes and the Spin Doctors

The Hordes and the Spin Doctors By Chudi Okoye Spare a thought for the huddled hordes in our forlorn fatherland Their muddled minds spooked by relentless spinmeisters Daily assaulted by fatulent accounts of a fabulous reality Supposedly their lot instead of a dystopian existence Created...
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‘The Struggle’ (An Ode to the Igbo Revolutionary Activists)

The Struggle By Chudi Okoye Nov 26, 2021 The struggle may look like lunacy To those seduced into vain ecstasy By the Nigeria of...
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Igbo Elders’ Parley with President Buhari: Contrasting Perspectives

A recent meeting of Igbo Elders with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja during which they pleaded for an ‘unconditional’ release of Nnamdi Kanu, the...

Igbo Grandees’ Wrong-headed Plea for Political Mediation of Kanu Case

Igbo political emissaries met with President Buhari in Abuja to plead for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the incarcerated leader of the Indigenous People...

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 Igbos acknowledge the validity of...

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...