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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Opinion

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 for all Igbos, not for the leaders alone. Let me complicate this a bit. All we...

Jazz Scatting and Speaking in Tongues

Speaking in tongue can be abused as fraudulent pantomime, but like jazz scatting it has deep cultural roots as a way to elevate the mind beyond the clutter of temporal existence to commune with the gods. By Chudi Okoye I must...

African Americans vs. Africans in America: A Smoldering Tension

A curious yet highly explainable tension persists between native born African Americans and immigrant Africans in America. At its simplest, the tension manifests as mutual antagonism between the seemingly resentful indigenes and the apparently disdainful immigrants. But the tension...

Awka Times Launch Prayer

(Being an adaptation of a prayer offered by the African American, George Lawrence, in New York, commemorating the fifth anniversary of the abolition of slave trade in 1808.)By Chudi OkoyeO! thou father of the universe and disposer of events,...

Awka Arise!

(Awka Times Promotional Advert Script) By Chudi Okoye Awka is a town pregnant with possibilities No one can yet decipher what she will deliver Awka was part of the nexus of early Igbo civilization Throughout, Awka has carried the burden of Igbo history Great deeds...

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...

Biafra Mourns Nigeria

By Chudi Okoye They took us back with noble lies brandishedInsisting there is no victor and no vanquishedBut here we are, wearied, lost or languishedWe the defeated, lorn, perennially anguishedWhat once we owned already relinquishedAssets claimed by 'friends' or simply...

As Christians Embark On Lent, Awka Federal House Rep, Hon. Onwuaso, Urges Prayers, Contentment, And Says Security Issue Up To State Executive

… Calls on constituents to be patient and understand that the legislative process is slow… Says legislators can only lobby and pass laws but it is up to executive to implement… Says youth should buckle down and not wait...

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....

To Be Young In Nigeria

By Chudi Okoye "Who is a 'youth' in Nigeria?" Who, you ask, is a 'youth' in Nigeria? Hush, impetuous questioner! This will cause mass hysteria! Though you are a native sojourner And not a supercilious foreigner You must not dare to interrogate The wisdom of our local...
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Rogue ‘Enforcers’ Exploit ANSG Covid-19 Regulations

Anambra Police Command says it is clamping down on the illegal activity  By Pamela Henry-Igwe, Awka Times guest reporter Concerned residents...
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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. Nnaemeka Ewelukwa as the chief...

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...