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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 incarcerated leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has sparked differing reactions across the...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Meditations on Awka Leadership Crisis

Awka polity is going through a serious leadership crisis. The pursuit of power, prestige and perquisites among elite factions has led to a rupturing of local leadership institutions. This threatens Awka political stability and undermines its relevance in Anambra...
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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...