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African Americans vs. Africans in America: A Smoldering Tension

A curious yet highly explainable tension persists between native born African Americans and immigrant Africans in America. At its simplest, the tension manifests as mutual antagonism between the seemingly resentful indigenes and the apparently disdainful immigrants. But the tension...

US Presidential Aspirant, Joe Biden, Speaks On Police Murder of Black Man, George Floyd

By Chudi Okoye https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6FFyauVqK8&t=1s Presumptive Democratic Party nominee for the 2020 US presidential election, Joe Biden, delivered a speech on June 2, 2020, addressing the brutal murder of an African-American man, Mr George Floyd, by the police in the Powderhorn community...

Awka Cultural Festival Successfully Concluded, Despite Coronavirus Concerns

The grand finale of the Awka cultural festival, Egwu Imoka, took place amid an unfolding coronavirus surge in Nigeria. The finale closed out a three-day cultural splurge that kindled a month of fitful festivities enacted as Awka community mulled...

Awka Town Celebrates Day 2 of the 2020 Egwu Imoka Festival in Grand Style But Measured Tone

The second-day event of the grand Awka cultural festival, Egwu Imoka, commenced amid ambient uncertainties but it passed off without incident and even ended up, by the accounting of its adherents, an undiluted success. This, despite the prohibitive stance...

Nigeria and US at Loggerheads Over Fate of AfDB President

The United States government demands an independent investigation of the president of the African Development Bank – a former Nigerian minister – who was charged with gross misconduct but was cleared in an internal investigation of the bank. Nigeria...

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...

Egwu Imoka 2020 and the Spectacle of Contending Powers in Awka

An Awka flagship cultural event, Egwu Imoka, is suspended by the Anambra State government amid renewed fears of coronavirus contagion. Official representatives of the town applaud the suspension, advocating only the merest spiritual observances. But worshippers of the Imoka...

Happy Birthday, Gen. and Mrs. Madiebo!

By Chudi Okoye Double birthday celebrations are being held for Major General (Rtd.) Alexander A. Madiebo who turned 88 on April 29, 2020, and his wife, Mrs. Regina Ifeyinwa Madiebo, who turned 90 today, April 30, 2020. General Madiebo had had...

Soludo Warns Coronavirus Lockdown Could Trigger Economic Pandemic, Probably Driving ANSG Policy Change

… Soludo article dismisses government’s “panicky”, copy-cat approach to containment … Says lockdowns could be economically devastating and are unsustainable over time … Awka Times investigation reveals community behaviors in breach of lockdown rules … ANSG tweaks lockdown policy but Soludo...

Awka Times Analysis: Is There Proof of Discrimination in Distribution of FG’s Covid-19 Relief Funds?

The current distribution of federal relief funds as coronavirus infection spreads in Nigeria has raised questions of distributive equity, with growing complaints of lopsided distribution to the North. However, Awka Times analysis shows that current distributions may be targeted...
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Anambra State Governor Suspends ‘Errant’ Traditional Rulers: Matters Arising

The Anambra State governor appears to possess the powers to punish the ‘miscreant’ monarchs, but he may have neglected to follow due process in...

A Parable of Vultures and Maggots

A flock of vultures in flight is called a “Kettle”; when the vultures touch down to ground or perch upon a tree in descent...

Rogue ‘Enforcers’ Exploit ANSG Covid-19 Regulations

Anambra Police Command says it is clamping down on the illegal activity  By Pamela Henry-Igwe, Awka Times guest reporter Concerned residents of Anambra State are asking...

“You Appointed the Best Man to Head NBET”, Obiano Tells Buhari

By C. Don Adinuba The governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has commended Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Dr. Nnaemeka Ewelukwa as the chief...