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Opinion Polling and Awka Leadership Crises

Awka Times has introduced an opinion survey program to measure popular sentiment and ensure that the unfiltered voice of Awka people comes through amid the paroxysm of leadership rivalries wracking the Awka political class. These rivalries prevent this class,...

Biting Words From Fighting Lords

Exclusive ATM Interviews With Major Players in Awka Kingship SagaAwka Times Magazine spent several weeks, at different locations in Nigeria and USA, interviewing many of the key figures involved in the current political crisis in Awka. We probed them...

Chief Ndi Obi: ‘I have Decided to Sit Back and Watch’

Awka Times Interview with High Chief (Senator) Ben Ndi Obi Intro by Chudi Okoye He combines some of the finer diplomatic skills of Talleyrand and Metternich. He has been a fixture in the rarefied circles of high politics in Nigeria for...

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...

Policy Failure and the Slumification of Awka

Awka looks very much today what a capital city should not: an unprepossessing and slowly decaying municipality, trashed by its inhabitants, lacking effective local leadership, and neglected by the resident state government which makes fabulous plans for infrastructure development...

Want a King. Won’t Kiss His Ring!

For millennia, Awka people rejected the idea of a sovereign chieftain. The Awka village republic existed as a segmentary society based on well-defined kinship structures. Then colonialism ensued. The evolving colonial constitutions produced at some point a House of...

Daggers and Swagger in Awka Kingship Saga

The kingship crisis in Awka has turned into a Gordian Knot. It has become a debilitating stalemate, with the contending coalitions caught in a strained balance of power. Neither coalition seems able to vanquish the other. Thus, a negotiated...
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Spit-At-Home Day

By Chudi Okoye December 14, 2022 It is sit-at-home day in the South East One fiercely enforced by local bandits Who have caused...
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Rise Up and Walk!

By Chudi Okoye November 25, 2022 Apostle Peter looked upon the lame Squatted by the gate called Beautiful Fractured and forlorn, with no name His arm stretched out...

The ‘Dot’ and the Sloth

By Chudi Okoye November 21, 2022 The big shot who called us a 'dot' From his spot in blighted Aso Rot Is now caught in a demeaning squat Wasted...

A Path to Positive Outcomes in the Battle of the Professor and the Trader

The two men said: “Let there be battle!” At first some were rattled. But then there was much good that came from the fray....

The Bola Tinubu ‘Drug Money Laundering’ Saga: Morality, Character and Political Leadership

The current debate surrounding Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, relating to allegations of drug trafficking and money laundering in America, raises fundamental questions...