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Thursday, April 11, 2024

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Historical Essay

A Pained and Deeply Strained Valediction: Is This Atiku Abubakar’s Last Stand?

After a dogged 30-year pursuit of the Nigerian presidency which so far has proved unsuccessful, Atiku Abubakar, who has had an illustrious political career otherwise, might now consider giving it a rest and working instead for the larger goal...

Presidential ‘Face-off’: How Leading 2023 Candidates Outperformed their 1979 Counterparts

The leading candidates in the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria achieved a regional ballot sweep that their illustrious predecessors only dreamed of – an outcome that may signify the changing sociology of Nigerian politics. By Chudi Okoye This certainly isn't Zik’s...

Pickets, Sticky Wicket and the Racket of Muslim-Muslim Ticket

A brazen decision by the ruling party, APC, to present a same-faith ticket for the 2023 presidential election seems to grate a befuddled nation, putting the fate of its candidates, some think, in a bit of a jeopardy. By Chudi...

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 divergent tendencies in Igbo politics and find a central tendency that assuages Igbo yearning for...

Anambra Marks Armed Forces Day Amid Remembrance of Biafran Revolution

… Event severely delayed due to late arrival of Anambra State governor, with the state governor away on vacation in the United StatesBy Kenechukwu Chukwudi, Awka Times Guest Reporter, with additional desk research  This year marks the 50th anniversary...

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....

Awka Town Celebrates 10th Egwu Uzu Festival

..Event joyfully and successfully conducted in spite of initial security warning by government...Monarch announces efforts to introduce study of Awka blacksmithing in tertiary institutions...Speakers warn “mischief makers” attempting to usurp the authority of the recognized traditional rulersBy Kenechukwu Chukwudi,...

Awka Town Celebrates 3rd Annual Otochal Awka Day

...Event peacefully and successfully conducted despite initial security warning...Men, women, masquerades from all 33 villages of Awka pay homage...Several traditional rulers grace event…Prince Arthur Eze donates ₦20 million to AwkaBy Ndu Chris Nwannah, Awka Times guest writer with Ian...

Day of Culture, Color, Conferment and Confusion

Awka was agog this weekend as competing kingship coalitions, formed around the incumbent monarch and the insurgent, launched major cultural events on the same day, amid the watchful eyes of government security forces.By Chudi OkoyeIt was a day like...
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Easter Meditations: Is Prayer Most Powerful as Sound, Thought or Light?

By Chudi Okoye We are at this moment more than midway through the Holy Week in Christendom, a period requiring...
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20% Population, 1% Political Power

20% Population, 1% Political Power By Chudi Okoye The math is simply mind-bending Bleaker even than in racist America Where once the beleaguered Black, Considered as White man's chattel, Were...

Stooperpower

Stooperpower By Chudi Okoye Anthony Blinken blinks inartfully At the spate of unspeakable horrors Visited upon Gaza by America's vexed ally. Joe Biden, his boss, bends unabashedly To the whims...

Supreme Court Ensnares the South East

With the recent Supreme Court ruling reinstating the terrorism and treasonable felony charges leveled against Nnamdi Kanu, danger looms for the South East. The...

Merge or Submerge: A Hobson’s Choice for Major Opposition Parties

With Nigeria sliding into a Hobbesian state, major opposition parties face a Hobson’s choice: remain fragmented and ineffectual, or adopt ‘cooperative strategies’ involving an...