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A New ₦13.9 Billion City Emerges in Awka

...Anambra State Government to perform groundbreaking ceremony of Awka Millennium City project... Project is public-private partnership with M-P Infrastructure Ltd.By Ndu Chris Nwannah, Guest Writer, Awka Times MagazineAll is now set for the  groundbreaking ceremony of the Awka Millennium...

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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French Election, Age Anxiety in the US, and Lessons for Nigeria

Mainstream partisan maneuvers that saved France from far-right insurgence, and persistent interrogation of President Joe Biden’s age in America, offer plenty of lessons for...

With Elections, Few Countries Bring It Like Britain!

Britain does it again, delivering a fast, efficient and consequential election, without any controversy. By Chudi Okoye Surprising most everyone including vast members of his own...