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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...

Awka Times Person of the Year, 2019

After a rigorous and meticulous assessment, we are announcing Dr. Okey Anueyiagu as the Awka Times Person of the Year 2019! Dr. Anueyiagu was selected for the unique and highly impactful philanthropic work he is doing, through his organization, Dr. Okey Anueyiagu Foundation, to...

Otochal Awka Day Celebration, December 28, 2019

On December 28, 2019 Awka town, capital of Anambra State, Nigeria, witnessed the second edition of a new event in its cultural calendar, the Otochal Awka Day celebration. It was a momentous event meant to honor the oldest man in Awka...

Egwu Uzu Festival in Awka Town, December 28, 2019

Awka, the capital of Anambra State, Nigeria, was ablaze with festivities on December 28, 2019, as it celebrated the biennial Egwu Uzu festival at the Awka Civic Centre. The event was hosted by the incumbent traditional ruler of Awka town, HM...

Awka Infrastructure

Awka town looks today very much what it is: an unloved capital city, lacking effective local leadership, trashed by residents and neglected by a government which keeps making promises for infrastructure development that it has not kept. Our photographers...

Egwu Imoka 2019

Egwu Imoka 2019 was a great success. In spite of the development challenges facing the town, Awka indigenes at home and abroad came out en masse to celebrate this annual event. Awka Times was there to record the event.
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Still, We Rise!

By Chudi Okoye (Tribute to Maya Angelou: “Still I Rise”) You may spite us with your mockeries With your ugly, hateful forgeries You...
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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, 2022, with Hon. Engr. Sam...

‘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...