No Killing Biafra   This piece is about Agwu Okpanku, one of the irrepressible Biafrans that survived the Biafra/Nigeria war. He was among many at the time who strongly held the belief that Biafra would never die. It was this gentleman who, way back in the early 70s, was so disgusted with Yakubu Gowon’s...... read more

By Emma Maduabuchi
Buried heads Buried heads      Nigeria is currently at crossroads more than it had ever been since it was cobbled together in 1914 by a British soldier of fortune, Fredrick Lugard. In spite of this, it would seem that a great number of its politicians have not reckoned with the situation. Since the start...... read more

By Emma Maduabuchi
Nigeria: Going back to a terrorist state? There is belief in some quarters in Nigeria that the country has been run as a terrorist state for a long time before respite came a few years ago. This writer shares in this belief. What is a terrorist state? It is a state which practices state terrorism and is run...... read more

By Nwohonja
Buhari as the new bait “Any country that reaches back in years to pick its leaders is either dead or dying.” The above words came as response to the way a Nigerian political party recently set the country on the path of choosing a leader. Eventually, the candidate they chose appears to be a bait to...... read more

By Nwohonja
EU, Israel and Arab expansionism     “We need a Palestinian state, this is the ultimate goal and this is the position of all European Union (EU). We cannot just sit and wait. If we sit and wait it will go on for another 40 years” Fredrica Mogherini is the EU Foreign Affairs Chief, who made...... read more

By Ab-Davidson Nwohonja
Gowon and his one-Nigeria Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria’s former military head of state, recently repeated some statements he has always made in the past, especially after he changed his mind from, “there is no basis for Nigerian unity, which has been so badly rocked, not only once but several times”. Last Friday, October 17, 2014, he...... read more

By Ab-Davidson Nwohonja
Nigeria: What manner of Independence Day celebration? Nigeria: What manner of Independence Day celebration?     A young boy of about 12 years old, was reclining in the sitting room with his father on the morning of Wednesday, October1, 2014 (Nigeria’s Independence Day). They were watching the Independence Day anniversary celebration on television. What went on for a...... read more

By Nwohonja
Lessons from Scotland referendum Last week in the United Kingdom, particularly in Scotland (the land of cakes) the world was treated to what seemed like one of the noblest acts of civilization.  It was the Scotland plebiscite for independence, held on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Scotland has been part of the United Kingdom (UK) for...... read more

By Ab-Davidson Nwohonja
Not so fast Mr. President Recently, President Goodluck Jonathan used the opportunity of the last Inter-faith Conference in Abuja, the country’s capital, to discuss the issue of Nigeria’s possible break-up. While at it, and in a seemingly determined and emphatic note, the President declared that Nigeria would never disintegrate. “But I can say categorically’ he avowed...... read more

By Nwohonja
The P-Square controversy Recently, a conflict was reported between the Okoye twins, Peter and Jude Okoye, owners of the P-Square musical act. The conflict started with Jude keeping away from his twin brother’s traditional wedding on Sunday, November 17, 2013. It was held at Ark Event Centre, Lekki in Lagos State. And since then,...... read more

By Ab-Davidson Nwohonja
Ndigbo and "arabanko" leadership When values die, a people die. They die, not because they have stopped procreating, but because they have lost their identity and culture that have become subsumed under other identities and cultures. And whenever such happens, the people become mere footnotes in history. Igbo people, my people, have neither become extinct...... read more

By Ab-Davidson Nwohonja
The World's Largest Prison is Igboland In the course of the current war between Israel and Hamas, Palestinians in Gaza have severally made the claim that they were fighting because their land was made the “world’s biggest prison” by Israel. But looking closely at the claim, though it might sound unique, catchy and effective as war propaganda...... read more

By Nwohonja
Ndigbo and Jewish lessons Most expectedly, the major thoughts that would be agitating the minds of many Nigerians this season would be the recent two-week ultimatum given by some Northern elements, telling Southerners in the North to vacate their parts and go back to their states of origin. They warned that those who fail to...... read more

By Nwohonja
Victor Umeh: Courage and more Great courage was exhibited recently at the political camp of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), when its chairman, Victor Umeh, spoke to the press in Enugu on the issue of Biafra. In the statement, Umeh showed the kind of courage that was not usually seen among Igbo leaders of his dispensation,...... read more

By Ab-Davidson Nwohonja
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