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Now Available: Awka Times Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, February 2020 – Digital Print Edition

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Greetings!

We are now ready to launch the print edition of Awka Times Magazine, following our successful online launch on 8 December 2019. Awka Times is taking the bold step of launching a complimentary print edition, in an age of changing magazine economics, to ensure that our product reaches all relevant readership segments.

In a groundbreaking print delivery plan, we are launching a paper print version as well as a digital print facsimile powered by flip book technology. This is fairly uncommon in the Nigerian magazine media market. Digital flip book format enables you to read the digital facsimile of the print edition on your phone, tablet or computer screen, flipping through the pages mimicking the real-life experience – complete with rustling sound as you turn the pages. Rediscover the sensation of reading a printed news magazine – in real-life digital format!

This announcement provides a link to the digital flip book version of our first print edition. The digital package can also be accessed through the “Magazine” menu on our website. The paper version will be on sale in Nigeria from 6 March 2020.

This inceptual print edition of Awka Times highlights the problem of the modern leadership institutions in Igboland, the new organs meant to integrate local communities into the democratic architecture of the modern state in this part of Nigeria. In our reporting on this issue, we focus on the twinned kingship and town union crises currently ravaging Awka town, the capital of Anambra State, Nigeria, limiting its allure and importance as a capital territory. We also look at the ongoing search for solutions, determined but so far ineffective. This story highlights the weakness of the kingship and town union institutions in parts of Igboland, suggesting that these modern leadership organs are yet to settle into the cultural milieu of some Igbo communities.

This edition also delves into happier news, however. It covers for instance an ambitious new project, undertaken by the Anambra State government and a consortium of private investors led by Dr. Clem Nwogbo to build a brand new city on the outskirts of the congested old Awka town. This edition also covers the philanthropic work undertaken by the Awka Times Person of the Year, 2019, Dr. Okey Anueyiagu, who is profiled and extensively interviewed.

There’s also reporting on recent news from Awka community and environs.

Our high-quality all-color print edition, in paper or digital flip book format, is available through highly subsidized subscription. Click the icon link here to access the digital flip book version, and check with your local vendor from 6 March 2020 for the paper version.

Welcome to Awka Times print edition!

Chudi Okoye
Publisher/Editor-in-Chief

 

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