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Awka Millennium City Project Officially Kicked Off

... Governor Obiano promises the emergence of “a smart city” in Awka... Project developer says Phase 1 funding secured and timeline assured... State government agencies are actively engaged as legacy edificeBy Ella Okonkwo and Chudi OkoyeIn the frenzied wasteland...

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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Igbo Critics and the Presumed Menace of Nnamdi Kanu

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Buhari: Igbo Restiveness, Twitter, Memories of War and Draconian Decrees

President Muhammadu Buhari’s threat this week to deal severely with youths from a section of Nigeria demanding justice for their geopolitical zone is reminiscent...

Worn Nigeria

Worn Nigeria By Chudi Okoye How great it was to be Born Nigerian! Long long ago, in our mass hysteria We felt elated, as with keen mysteria Simply to...

The Great Igbo Debate: Homo Economicus vs. Homo Politicus

 There are divergent political tendencies in Igboland regarding how to engage the Nigerian hegemonic powers. These divergences centre on differing views about the nature...

Biafra Day: Towards a Unified Theory of Igbo Politics

As the commemoration of Biafra Day begins to become a unifying event for the Igbos, it is apt to contemplate ways to reconcile the...