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Dissecting Ezeoke’s Death and the Crisis of Cultism In Awka

... Ezeoke’s gruesome death, by means of alleged ‘cult killing’, marks the harvest of deaths in Awka and highlights an urgent need to arresting the trendBy Stella Nzekwe, ATM reporter with Chudi Okoye and Ndu Chris Nwannah, ATM Guest...

Awka Stands Still as Slain Vigilante Commander, Ezeoke, Is Buried, Amid Growing Concerns Over Cultism

... Archbishop Ibezim and other mourners praise Ezeoke’s gallantry... ADUN ‘Committee of Friends’ mourns his demise, as Amobi Nwokafor plans to immortalize his name... His death heightens concerns over cultism and gang-related crime in AwkaBy Ndu Chris Nwannah, ATM...

Road Infrastructure Decay in Awka Capital City

Awka capital city infrastructures are fast decaying amid neglect of the city by successive administrations and the ineffectuality of Awka community leaders. Twenty-eight years after Anambra State was created, it capital Awka remains a bedraggled and abandoned village-town with...

Awka Town Union Crisis Deepens With Dramatic Factional Move Amid Legal Uncertainties

On January 12, 2020, a faction in the lingering leadership contest in Awka Development Union Nigeria (ADUN) made a dramatic move by appointing a caretaker committee to run the affairs of the Union and also conduct fresh elections. There...

Awka International Conference Centre: Deadline Missed But Work Is Proceeding At Pace

Development of the Anambra International Conference Centre at Awka is ongoing, though project delivery deadlines have been missed. Governor Willie Obiano seems determined to finish the project before his terminal date. But it appears that ancillary developments needed to...

Awka General Assembly Appoints 14-Member Caretaker Committee To Run ADUN Affairs, As Traditional Ruler Holds Thanksgiving Service

... Caretaker Committee to work towards new ADUN election… Not clear if this will conduce to the conduct of a unified ADUN election… Government-certified traditional ruler holds thanksgiving serviceBy Ndu Chris Nwannah, Guest Writer, Awka Times, with additional reportingThe...

ATM Egwu Uzu 2019 Festival Video!

On December 28, 2019 Awka, the capital city of Anambra State in Nigeria, celebrated the 10th Egwu Uzu festival to mark the 21st anniversary of the government-certified monarch of Awka town, Eze Uzu II Obi Gibson Nwosu.Awka is a...

ATM Otochal Awka Day Celebration Video!

On December 28, 2019 Awka, the capital city of Anambra State in Nigeria, celebrated the birthday of the oldest man in the town, Chief Ozo Nwibe Nwosu, who turned 119 years.Awka operates a gerontocratic republican democracy, with the oldest...

Awka Kingship Crisis Escalates Amid Maneuvers for Next Governor

Awka kingship schism on display in Nimo town as a grand scheme for the next governor of Anambra State is orchestrated 17 miles away in Aguleri, the hometown of the present governor of the state, with neither of the...

New Year Thoughts: What Really is the Awka Kingship Tussle About?

Speculative thoughts on the implications of the kingship tussle in Awka: an attempt to explain – beyond the usual theories of the case – why the crisis has proved intractable. By Chudi OkoyeI should start with a bit of clarification....
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TAP Holds Town Hall Meeting with Hon. Onwuasor

By Awka Times An Awka socio-political group, the True Awka People (TAP), held a town hall meeting on January 4,...
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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...

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...