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Monday, November 28, 2022

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Opinion

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...

The Lord’s Prayer

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...

A Picture of Dike Park

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...

Dear St James, At Christmas

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...

Biting Words From Fighting Lords

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...

Chief Ndi Obi: ‘I have Decided to Sit Back and Watch’

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...

ACTDA MD: Awka People to Blame for Slum!

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...

Options for Viable Peace in Awka

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...

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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Rise Up and Walk!

By Chudi Okoye November 25, 2022 Apostle Peter looked upon the lame Squatted by the gate called Beautiful Fractured and forlorn, with...
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The ‘Dot’ and the Sloth

By Chudi Okoye November 21, 2022 The big shot who called us a 'dot' From his spot in blighted Aso Rot Is now caught in a demeaning squat Wasted...

A Path to Positive Outcomes in the Battle of the Professor and the Trader

The two men said: “Let there be battle!” At first some were rattled. But then there was much good that came from the fray....

The Bola Tinubu ‘Drug Money Laundering’ Saga: Morality, Character and Political Leadership

The current debate surrounding Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, relating to allegations of drug trafficking and money laundering in America, raises fundamental questions...

Pray, what is the Point of Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed?

Nigeria has tumbled from the majestic era of a highly cerebral and world-renowned economist as her finance minister, when her public debt was nearly...