“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.