By Nick Opara-Ndudu Lately, there has been palpable concern over political developments in Imo State, with the spate of unsavoury social media battles that have exposed the fragile nature of the relationships currently existing amongst key political actors. Regrettably, sundry events in our dear state have become the subject of intense public discourse and disagreements […]Read More POST COVID-19 IMO: HISTORY BECKONS ON SENATOR HOPE UZODINMA.
Coronavirus crash in commodity prices has wasted $200 billion in investment and loans. China’s commercial activities in Africa, such as investments, infrastructure projects and bank lending, have long attracted scrutiny and criticism. Critics have accused Beijing of practicing a new form of economic colonialism to gain control of the continent’s valuable natural resources by luring […]Read More OPINION:CHINA’S EXPENSIVE BET ON AFRICA.
This essay is a rebuttal to the recent publication by Dr Nwankwo Tony Nwaezeigwe making the rounds in the social media. In his write-up, he made several mendacious assertions, which I consider a calculated attempt to deride the Igbo nation and bring its past leaders into disrepute. My task is to clarify and put the […]Read More CRISIS OF IDENTITY: A VERY TERRIBLE DISEASE
(1) Olaudah Equiano: The Father of American Autobiography In his acclaimed autobiography, Olaudah Equiano told of his early childhood in Iseke, a community in the Igbo nation, southeast of Oshimmri (now the River Niger). He was kidnapped at age 11 and shipped across the Atlantic to the Americas in 1757. One of his American enslavers […]Read More THEY CAME BEFORE US
“Yes. I played a prominent role in Biafra for the unity of the country in order to restore peace and bring about unity of the country. That’s the role I played. I advised Ojukwu. I said well look, you have declared secession. What we should do is to get the elder statesmen and women of […]Read More AZIKIWE’S OPINION OF OJUKWU/BIAFRA
No one conversant with the history of Nigeria in the I950s and 1960’s will miss the overwhelming impact of Dr M.I. Okpara on the nation. After all by 1964 he was fully in charge of the fastest growing and industrialising economy in the world- the Eastern Nigerian economy. Nothing illustrates the warped sense of history […]Read More DR M.I OKPARA AND THE ECONOMIC BLITZ OF EASTERN NIGERIA.