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Monday, October 25, 2021

Opinion

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 of his efforts as a command combatant in the Nigerian Civil War and his repressive...

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 be citizens of One Nigeria We grew up knowing a Fun Nigeria We had our fill of...

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 and value of Man, economic vs. political; and they dissipate Igbo political energy. It is...

The Hordes and the Spin Doctors

The Hordes and the Spin Doctors By Chudi Okoye Spare a thought for the huddled hordes in our forlorn fatherland Their muddled minds spooked by relentless spinmeisters Daily assaulted by fatulent accounts of a fabulous reality Supposedly their lot instead of a dystopian existence Created...

The Sod’s Prayer

The Sod’s Prayer By Chudi A. Okoye Our dearly beloved Father Thou which art in Aso Rock Hallowed be thy name! Thy kingdom come Thy will be done in Igbo land – The land you crush with iron hand – As it is desired by Fulani bands. Master,...

In Time, the Tyranny of Fulani Rule in Nigeria Will Wither Away

Like the transient severity of winter, the blistering storms of ethnic rule in Nigeria will blow over and progressive forces could yet become ascendant By Chudi Okoye I woke up from fretful slumber this morning and found there is finally a...

Obama’s Rope-a-Dope

With the current tally of votes in the 2020 US presidential election pointing to a possible defeat for incumbent Donald Trump, former president Barack Obama, a Trump bête noire mercilessly vilified by the sitting president, may have got his...

Anambra State Governor Suspends ‘Errant’ Traditional Rulers: Matters Arising

The Anambra State governor appears to possess the powers to punish the ‘miscreant’ monarchs, but he may have neglected to follow due process in exercising his powers. By Chudi Okoye Anambra State is yet again in the news, but this time...

A Parable of Vultures and Maggots

A flock of vultures in flight is called a “Kettle”; when the vultures touch down to ground or perch upon a tree in descent towards their target, they are called a “Committee”; and when the scavenger birds are feeding...

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...
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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...
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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...