One of the things that surprise me about human beings is the degree of our conceptions and machinations. It never ceases to amaze me what man can do to get even and settle scores, and regrettably, this can happen for mere imaginary problem(s). There is no limit to what we can do – and this […]Read More INSIDE THE NEST OF KILLERS. By Livy Elcon Emereonye.
“Intelligence of the masses is too lowTheir forgetfulness very greatThey must be told one thing a thousand times” Adolf Hitler Creating a nation out of a sovereign nation, either by the fiat of the United Nations, or by mutual consent; or by convulsion of the affected nations by the splinter sections is never a walk […]Read More PEASANTS’ REVOLT, REVOLUTION AND DILEMMAS OF BIAFRA STRUGGLE. By Law Mefor
By: Chris O. Maduka Let me make it clear that spontaneous right action informs one to do the right thing, at the right time for the right reasons.Question is : Why should the Igbos and people of Southern Nigeria, mostly Christians give their unconditional support to the Democrats, or why should they reward them for what […]Read More THOSE WHO WISH ALL TO HATE PRESIDENT TRUMP SHOULD TELL US WHY THEY LOVE FORMER PRESIDENT CLINTON & OBAMA.
By Dr. Law Mefor It is not difficult to see prominent citizens from certain divides of the country claiming they do not understand what ‘Restructuring’ means. One also suspects that there are proponents of Restructuring who may not be able to defend their position well for the simple reason that their appreciation of the subject […]Read More MEANING OF RESTRUCTURING FOR NIGERIANS’ FEIGNING IGNORANCE
1. Introduction The restructuring discourse and debate has now been on-going in Nigeria for about a decade. The issue for me in this article isn’t about the propriety or germaneness, or even the benefits of restructuring for Nigeria. I really couldn’t care less for what’s good or bad for Nigeria; that’s for non-Igbo Nigerians, as far […]Read More IT IS IN NIGERIA’S INTEREST TO LET THE IGBOS GO.
The story you are about to read is about a Nigerian who shook the whole world and the pharmaceutical industry in his days. However, his constituency-Nigeria forgets him. But let’s celebrate him today because if he had been alive today, he would probably offer solution to covid 19. Enjoy your reading and don’t forget to […]Read More JACOB ODULATE, THE MAN WHO INVENTED ALABUKUN POWDER.
“I have invited you to attend this caucus because I would like you to make clear our stand on the issue of secession. As a party, we would have preferred Nigeria to remain intact, but lest there be doubt as to our willingness to concede to any shade of political opinion the right to determine […]Read More NNAMDI AZIKIWE’S SPEECH ON THE THREAT BY THE NORTH TO SECEDE IN 1953.
They will kill me; they will kill the President Elect, Chief MKO Abiola if I went ahead with the election and announced the winner of the elections which we all know to be Bashorun, Chief MKO Abiola. ”I know so; I am not daft. He won; he tried. I feel bad about the whole matter. […]Read More NORTHERN EMIRS, RULERS FORCED ME TO ANNUL JUNE 12 ELECTIONS, IBB OPENS UP, IMPLICATES DAVID MARK, ABACHA, EMIRS.
(Excerpted by Casimir Agbakaja from the book, Zik, Ndigbo & their Southern Neighbours by Uchenna Nwankwo) Igbo relationship with the Eastern Minorities was largely defined by Azikiwe’s relationship with Professor Eyo Ita, the foremost political practitioner from the area at the time. Eyo Ita was a vice president of the NCNC and the leader of […]Read More BACKGROUND TO AZIKIWE-EYO ITA MISUNDERSTANDING.
The African Development Bank’s helmsman, Nigerian-born and America-trained Akinwumi Adesina has been in the news recently.Strangely, this time, there are unpleasant allegations being leveled against him. I say strangely because those who are knowledgeable about international development will readily agree that the name Akinwumi Adesina is synonymous with stellar accomplishments. So naturally, much more than […]Read More ADESINA: GUILTY AS CHARGED.
“The President then told me that he wanted me to join his new government. I was so surprised that I said, “But, Sir, I am not a politician.” He, however, quickly replied, “Nor was Henry Kissinger a politician.” In reply to my question about the other characters he hoped to have in his new government, […]Read More ARCHIVES: NIGERIAN SENATE AND PALM GREASING FOR MINISTERIAL CONFIRMATION. By Emeka Anyaoku
Harbingers of a new day for the Ibo nation, having selected me to preside over the deliberations of this assembly of the Ibo nation, I am conscious of the fact that you have not done so because of any extraordinary attributes in me.I realize that I am not the oldest among you, nor the wisest, […]Read More NNAMDI AZIKIWE’S ADDRESS AT THE 1949 IBO ASSEMBLY AT ABA.
Anyone who had traveled around Eastern Nigeria especially Southeast, would be marveled at the number and types of buildings scattered in every nook and cranny of the zone. People compete to build edifices. Without mincing words, it could be out of place to say that there is rarely a village without a millionaire as seen […]Read More COTTAGE INDUSTRIES IN EASTERN NIGERIA – KEY TO RAPID INDUSTRIALIZATION. By Livy-Elcon Emereonye
America’s Jeff Bezos, founder of e-commerce giant, Amazon, is becoming a trillionaire in the midst of COVID-19 global pandemic. This is both good and bad news. Good news because it is the reward of foresight and tenacity. Bad news because in the midst of the same pandemic, his e-commerce counterparts in Nigeria are counting losses. The difference is not in […]Read More JEFF BEZOS TRILLIONAIRE TALE AND NIGERIA E-COMMERCE – By Aliyu Yakubu.
COVID-19 lockdown “It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself that determines how your life story will develop.” Dieter F. Uchrdorf (A German aviator). The Nigerian economy nay world economy would never be the same again. The advent of COVID-19 came so sudden and caught everyone napping and panicky. Even the world powers were very much […]Read More COVID-19: REINVENTING YOURSELF AFTER THE LOCKDOWN.
Federal and state governments need to be more serious in enforcing the regulations aimed at chaining COVID-19. It is a matter of life and death. No nation can joke with that. The co-ordination between the federal and state authorities appears ragged at the moment. I thought the primary responsibility of the presidential task force was […]Read More COVID-19: THE SABOTEURS AND THE UNBELIEVERS – By Dan Agbese
I think it is important to start this with the story of a boy, Alhassan.Born in Bebeji, Kano Emirate in 1877, his father, Abdullahi died when he was eight. His mother, Amarya, then left for Accra, and left her children in the care of a slave named Tata. Tata sent young Alhassan to an Almajiri […]Read More HISTORY OF THE ALMAJIRI SYSTEM IN NIGERIA.By Cheta Nwanze.
It’s often said that a lie told so many times, if unchallenged, may – in course of time – begin to pass for the truth. One of such is the terrible lie, institutionally purveyed since the end of the Civil War, to the effect that Igboland is landlocked or that it has no access to […]Read More IT’S A LIE: IGBOLAND IS NOT LANDLOCKED. By Aloy Ejimakor.
By Akinyemi Muhammed. On January 15 1966, Nigeria suffered its first military coup. The military coup was erroneously tagged an Igbo coup because most of the coup plotters were Majors from the East (even though most grew up in the north and spoke Hausa better than Igbo), and in July 1966, there was a ‘rematch’. […]Read More NIGERIA’S WHITEWASHED HEADS OF STATE; THE KANO EMPERORS
With all the secrets in life including the ones we know and those we are ignorant of, at the appointed time we leave the stage and everything associated with it. To everyone born of a woman, there is no permanent position because change is constant. Take a look at the mirror and see how fast […]Read More THE SECRET THINGS OF LIFE. By Livy-Elcon Emereonye
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.
Introduction COVID-19 emerged as one of the world’s worst pandemics with unprecedented social and economic lockdown in history. As a global pandemic, over 212 countries, territories and conveyances have been hit by the ‘super-spreading COVID-19. The effect is the self-evident drift from economic bloom to gloom with every country’s share of the challenge. Covid-19 has […]Read More THE POST-COVID-19 SOUTHEAST: REINVENTING THE IGBO POLITICAL ECONOMY
ATTEMPT AT AN ANSWER – by Dr. S. Okechukwu Mezu They lived in different times and clime. Dr. Michael Okpara was the Premier of Eastern Nigeria (Today’s South-Eastern states (Imo, Anambra, Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi) and parts of South-South states (Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross Rivers). He was not elected but chosen over Barrister R. Amanze […]Read More SAM MBAKWE OR M.I. OKPARA WHO WAS A BETTER GOVERNOR.
The intention of this post is not about Biafra, but to remind Africans that blacks can achieve unbelievable break throughs when we are faced with existential threats, we did it with Biafra and ebola. We either find our own solution or allow millions of our people to die of starvation or covid 19, the choice […]Read More REMEMBERING OUR GREAT SCIENTISTS, ENGINEERS AND INVENTORS, WHO SHOCKED THE WORLD BETWEEN 1967 AND 1970.
Over time, the idea of 100 days in office has been used to measure the success or failure of governments. While famous American writer and author, Kenneth T. Walsh, believes that 100 days should not be the ideal yardstick to establish the success or otherwise of a leader or government, he still regards it as […]Read More WHAT IS THE FUSS ABOUT 100 DAYS IN OFFICE?
A series of tips circulating on Facebook and the private messaging app Viber are reinforcing several myths about the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, including the use of bleach, mouthwash and UV light to avoid the contagion. The 600-plus-word advice, attributed to an unnamed assistant professor in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University, came from a “community […]Read More BUSTED!! CORONAVIRUS MYTHS TAKE ON NEW LIFE.
Did Nigeria start out on the right path and derail along the way? Or did Nigeria always lack progressive leadership from the get-go? At independence in 1960, Nigeria had a workforce that was among the best-educated in Sub-Saharan Africa and the country had just discovered substantial deposits of crude oil. With vast human and mineral […]Read More NIGERIA’S ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: A HISTORY OF ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENTS.
While humans stand on the brink of precipitating our own extinction, with the prospects of now averting this remote – see ‘Human Extinction Now Imminent and Inevitable? A Report on the State of Planet Earth’ – virtually everyone remains unaware of the critical nature of our plight. Moreover, the ongoing human death toll from the […]Read More OBSERVING ELITES MANIPULATE OUR FEAR: COVID19, PROPAGANDA AND KNOWLEDGE.
What will be next? Is a question on many people’s minds. Very likely the world will never be the same again. That might be good, or not so good, depending on how we look at this disastrous, “pandemic” which by all serious accounts does not deserve the term “pandemic”, that was unwittingly attributed to the SARS-2-CoV, […]Read More CORONAVIRUS – THE AFTERMATH. A COMING MEGA-DEPRESSION.
In all the midst of conflicting theories, conspiracy and otherwise, here are a few things I have been able to gather. These facts are verifiable: America won the 4G war, and generated over $100 billion in GDP. There was an intense race for 5G, a race which China has all but emerged victorious. 5G is […]Read More THE 5G TECHNOLOGY WAR: THE FACTS AND THE FUTURE.
In the past two weeks, the Coronavirus pandemic has produced many paradoxes to give Nigerians a life time of anxiety about the future of their country. A virus that arrived in Nigeria with an evil reputation is now cautiously embraced by ordinary citizens as the “messiah virus” that may help resolve the country’s intractable political […]Read More COVID-19 AND THE ECOLOGY OF DEATH.
There was a prevailing opinion at the advent of the Coronavirus that the Black people from Sub-saharan Afrika were immune to the attack of the virus so we left our guards open, living as though we were superhumans. Four days ago I wore my Face Mask at the Airport and everyone looked at me like […]Read More AFRIKA IS HOST TO NATURE. By Maazi Obinna Agommuo
From Senegambia to Chad and onto Kenya, preparatory wargames have been conducted by Europeans and Afroasians for the final conflict at change of the Great Year, but Original Africans (Niger-Kongo ethnolinguistic family) are too culturally disoriented to know what time it is and notice the winds of change. For the lack of knowledge a people […]Read More SHACKLES OF THE AFRICAN NATION-STATE OF MIND.
Johns Hopkins University, sent this excellent summary to avoid contagion I share it with you because it is very clear: The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their […]Read More FINALLY! CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION THAT IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND THAT IS USEFUL.
I am a senior Chinese military intelligence officer and I know the truth about the coronavirus outbreak. It is far worse than the media are telling you. I am a Chinese citizen in Wuhan who occupies — or perhaps occupied — a high-ranking position in military intelligence. I am also a member of the Chinese […]Read More OPINION: CORONA VIRUS, THE GENESIS.
Had we known yesterday the things we know today, we might not have made some certain mistakes especially the avoidable ones but if only we have conscience that’s not smeared or tainted with evil machinations or malice against others. However, like the snail that erroneously salivate to death in the name of fighting and quenching […]Read More THEIR ATTACKS BECOME ELEVATION FACTORS. By Livy-Elcon Emereonye
Politics is unpredictable. Though it is called a game, but in most cases the element of the unpredictability dictates its outcome. In the case of Imo State now, what may have been the prediction of Soothsayers in 2019 have collapsed in the face of what obtains in the State today. In the beginning, following the […]Read More IMO : A COALITION THAT MAY NOT LAST. By Henry Ekpe
“ 1To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and […]Read More THE END OF AN ERA. BY LIVY- ELCON EMEREONYE
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State was not attacked at Ohaji/Egbema on Sunday contrary to a devilish propaganda being peddled by the opposition. The Governor was at Mmahu area of Ohaji/Egbema to sympathise with the community that lost three of their kinsmen on Friday following an accident that involved a truck belonging to an oil […]Read More GOVERNMENT OF IMO STATE PRESS RELEASE: Governor Uzodinma was not Attacked at Ohaji/Egbema
AT THE GREAT DEBATE AND DIALOGUE FOR NATIONAL UNITY ORGANIZED BY IGBO LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION IN COLLABORATION WITH GREGORY UNIVERSITY UTURU, WORLD IGBO SUMMIT GROUP, CENTRE FOR INTL ADVANCED AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES, NEW GENERATION LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION AT SHERATON HOTEL ABUJA ON THE 5TH OF MARCH, 2020 Protocols. The Background/Introduction On behalf of the coalition of […]Read More FEDERAL CHARACTER, RESTRUCTURING AND ROTATION OF PRESIDENTIAL POWER IN NIGERIA: A KEYNOTE SPEECH BY PROF. GREG I. IBE, PHD, OFR, ENYI ABIA
Apex Igbo sociocultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has written an open letter to the Inspector General of Police over the sighting of herdsmen in possession of AK-47 in Anambra state. The letter titled, The Road to Anarchy, signed by the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo told the IGP that they will not fold […]Read More OHANAEZE WRITES IGP: WHY ARE FULANI HERDSMEN ALLOWED TO CARRY AK-47 GUNS.
■ Says “i know i’m going; at 94, the best i can hope for myself is 6 more years” Q• Let’s talk about national integration and cohesion in Nigeria. Our theory of evolution as a country appears fast degenerating and the thing is that we are no longer acting as a whole. If a Nigerian […]Read More YAKASSAI TO NIGERIANS: BLAME SOUTH WEST, NORTH FOR YOUR SUFFERINGS.
By Collins Ughalaa “Every Result Form completed at the Ward, Local Government, State and National levels in accordance with the provisions of this Act or any guidelines issued by the Commission shall be signed and countersigned by the relevant officers and polling agents at those levels and copies given to the police officers and the […]Read More UZODINMA VS IHEDIOHA: THE MYSTERY OF THE 388 POLLING UNITS: THE POLICE WITNESS
The Imo State government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Marriot International incorporated for the renovation and management of the Imo Concorde hotel to international standards. The MOU is to usher in a Public-Private Partnership which the Governor says will further make the Imo Concorde an internationally recognized hotel with economic benefits to the […]Read More GOV. HOPE UZODINMA SIGNS MOU WITH MARRIOT GROUP TO RENOVATE AND MANAGE IMO CONCORDE HOTEL OWERRI.