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....
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...
By Chudi Okoye
My dearly beloved children
Yes, you my prim and preachy children
You mortals which art on Earth
Mellowed be thy mouth!
You peddle your religion so wantonly
Rattling off your homilies so openly
You try to impress with your virtuous vocabulary
Chastising doubters like...
By Chudi OkoyeOh look! Look right here and markWhat they've done to our Dike ParkLook at this pile, unsightly and starkIn all its 'glory' a decrepit shamblesA sordid result of decrepit gamblesAnd emblem of our mutilated dream.Let us spy...
By Chudi Okoye
Dear St James, my St James
Cathedral of my contentment
Beloved monument of my upliftment
Accept tonight my fervent felicitations
My love for you a furnace of fiery flames!
You are, St James, a house of miracles
Our own hallowed hibernacle
Harboring in your...
Exclusive ATM Interviews With Major Players in Awka Kingship SagaAwka Times Magazine spent several weeks, at different locations in Nigeria and USA, interviewing many of the key figures involved in the current political crisis in Awka. We probed them...
Awka Times Interview with High Chief (Senator) Ben Ndi Obi
Intro by Chudi Okoye
He combines some of the finer diplomatic skills of Talleyrand and Metternich. He has been a fixture in the rarefied circles of high politics in Nigeria for...
ATM Interview with MD/CEO of ACTDA, Ven. (Barr) Amaechi Okwuosa"…They can’t eat their cake and have it."The dismal state of infrastructure in Awka, the capital of Anambra State, is a much-mentioned issue, and the focus of detailed reporting in...
The current leadership crisis in Awka has been long in the making, engulfing the kingship, town union and other institutions. There are ongoing court cases to settle the claims and counterclaims, and it is unclear when the legal hazard...
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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