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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...

ANSG Imposes Fresh Two-Week Restrictions As Coronavirus Makes Landfall in Anambra

.... First positive Covid-19 case confirmed in Anambra State   .... ANSG imposes more stringent lockdown to combat the crisis .... More private individuals and entities donate relief packages   By Ndu Chris Nwannah, ATM Guest Writer, and Chudi Okoye The Anambra State...

Prof. Soludo, Likely Gubernatorial Aspirant in Anambra State, in Political Storm After Covid-19 Donation

Following a reported ₦10m charitable donation to support ANSG coronavirus containment effort, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo faces a storm of innuendo about his finances and handling of a personal project to honor his late mother. His defenders claim the clamor...

Awka Times Tracking: Number of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria and Africa

As the incidence of coronavirus infection in Nigeria and Africa builds up, Awka Times has launched a reporting initiative to track the development. We have built mapping and charting constructs to report the cases. Hopefully this will help to...

Hurray to Humans!

By Chudi Okoye I wonder what they see! I wonder if there are Cosmic Beings with Elysian seeing peering at the batch on this lonely patch called Earth, who watch as we hatch a response to match a microscopic assailant trying...
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“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....
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Awka Main Market Reopens After Two-Week Covid-19 Closure by ANSG

Market reopened at the culmination of the initial closure period, following observable efforts by market stakeholders to comply with official Covid-19 protocols. By Chudi Okoye Eke...

Dr. Aneze Chinwuba (1944-2020): An Obituary

Awka town loses a natal intellectual and controversial septuagenarian considered patriotic by those who favored his politics and opportunistic by those who disapproved of...

Igbo Followership is the Problem!

Ineffective political leadership in Igboland is a concomitant of the weakness and inefficacy of Igbo political society. By Anonymous THE TIME IS NOW! The fight is...

ANSG Announces Plan to Close Eke Awka Market Following Covid-19 Violations

… Anambra State government plans to close Eke Awka market for a period of two weeks  … Proposed market closure allegedly due to egregious...