Literature/Articles

Between The Handcuffed NmaDd Kani And The Freed Boko Hara Commanders

This is what one gets in Nigeira. A country where normal global realities become abnormal and abnormal global realities are only normal.

One can't possibly tell why almost nothing works in this country. The wheels of development are crippled by nepotism, devilish minds and antics of politicians. 

They introduce any instrument, antics and game possible that will ensure they perpetuate their self-servijg interests and aggrandisement. It therefore, doesn't mean a thing if millions of innocent souls are murdered in a day, so far as they have their way.

The Ugly Wife: A Tale By Emeka Maduewesi

The Ugly Wife

One man insisted that his wife was very ugly, not just physically, but in every aspect. The man, after many years of abusive treatment, mocked the wife that even if she leaves, no man will look her way and she will die of hunger. One day, after another night of physical abuse, the woman reported the husband to the elders. An early morning meeting was fixed.

Do You Know Any Imprisoned Biafran That Never Saw The Skies?

The defunct republic of Biafra was 77,000 sqkm in size. It was just a fraction bigger than Niger state (76,363 sqkm) and Borno state (70,898 sqkm) yet it took all the blows, blockade and strafing.

Biafra was also a prison to many of its citizens who had reservations about it. Notable among them was the remaining most senior Igbo army officer, Col Hillary Njoku who was detained as long as the republic lasted.

Photos: Chimamanda Adichie Receives Standing Ovation At Endinburgh Int'l Film Festival During Session With Scottish First Minster, Nicola Sturgeon

Ada Igbo, renowned Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was a celebrity guest at the Edinburgh International Film Festival where she opened up on her sensational new book, “Dear Ijeawele,” her feminism campaign and more.

A Scottish Newspaper, scotsman.com reported that she was honoured with a standing ovation when the Audience set their eyes on her. 

Chimamanda Adichie Refutes Claims She Said She Is "Biafran"

Ada Igbo, multi-talented, award winning writer, Ngozi Chimamanda Adichie has debunked the claims on a viral newsflash that she was Biafran and quoted her as supporting the Biafra agitations.

The Novelist who originates from Abba, Anambra state, stated: “this headline below, and other similar headlines, which appeared on some websites: are false. They are completely invented; along with some accompanying quotes which have been attributed to me. I did not say or write those words”

NNPC's Pro-North Shakeup; Another Provocation of Ndigbo (A Must Read)

It is certainly enough a provocation to ndi Igbo and a confirmation to those who still term it imaginary and perceved, the intense tactical styles of marginalisation this present administration roll all out against ndi Igbo.

Nwobodo Chidiebere captures it here....read on...

“There really can be no peace without justice. There can be no justice without truth.”

  ---Louis Farrakhan

Nigeria, Biafra And The Animal Farm -- CNN, SkyeNews Analyst, Chido Nwangwu (A Must Read)

Read what Igbo son, learned and revered analyst, Chido Nwangwu wrote about Nigeria and the Biafra agitation spearheaded by Mazi Nnamdi kanu.

Read on...

The controversies, excitement, concerns, hopefulness and crises which have followed the activities of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement, Nnamdi Kanu, continue to grow.

It's Baseless, The Request Of The AGF To Revoke Nnamdi Kanu's Bail -- Chuks Nwachukwu Argues

From a legal point of view, the request of the AGF to revoke Kanu's bail has no basis. I suppose that the request is in the form of an application to the trial court. Some other persons said it is in the form of an appeal. I am yet to see the court processes. I will assume that it is an application to the court where Kanu is standing trial.

The Issue Of "Igbo Have Victim Complex"

Mbe Nwaniga began

When some Nigerians say that the Igbo have victim complex,victim mentality or other fancy words we often hear,what exactly do they mean?

I have been wanting some education on this for a long time.

In my understanding of Nigeria,I would say the Igbo had a totally different experience in Nigeria than any other ethnic group.It is expected therefore that their attitude to Nigeria would be totally different too.Whst I don't understand however is the claim that they have victim complex.

"We Will Survive" Inspiring Poem For Ndigbo

I am of Igbo nation;
With indomitable spirit.

We survived slave trade.
We survived colonialism.
We survived the pogrom.
We survived the invaders.

Emeka, the son of Digbo!
Digbo ka nna ya!
Okpala Nnewi!
Nwa Otolo umuchukwu!
We take no prisoners!

We survived Alhaji Balewa.
We survived General Gowon.
We survived General Murtala.
And survived General Obasanjo.

We survived Alhaji Shagari.
We survived General Buhari.
We survived General Babangida.
And survived General Abacha.

The Planned Kanu's Re-Arrest, Ohaneze Ndigbo's Response And The Rest Of Us ... By Charles Ogbu (A Must Read)

Yesterday, the 26th day of August, 2017, the OHANEZE Ndigbo President General, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, released a statement in which he fiercely rebuked the minister of Justice and Attorney General of Nigeria, Mr Abubakar Malami for calling for Nnamdi kanu's re-arrest even while the genocidal quit notice-issuing Arewa Youths and the composers and distributors of the anti-Igbo hate songs yet walk the earth as free men and even enjoy protection from security agencies.

For those who are yet to fully grasp Chief Nwodo's message, let me break it down in my own words:

Maazi Ogbonnaya Has Advice For Those Who Disregard Their Mother Tongue

Why should we call our language local and English civilised language? We can never be civilised if we continue degrading our language but hop for what belongs to others. The best thing is, you African man know your language alongside English or even thousands of other languages you wish to learn. You're not making any sense to me if you know millions of languages and boast of not speaking your mother tongue.

Do You Agree?: 5 Ways To Remain Sane In Nigeria Of Today

(The article was first published in September 2016 but it's even more timely now than then.)

Recent reports suggest that mental illness has been on the increase lately. There has been several cases of suicide reported also in the cities. My mission here is not to lay blames but to prescribe a number of 'research proven' remedies. Feel free to reject anyone you have doubts about its efficacy.

Here are the prescriptions:

What Is Your Own Thought On The National Broadcast Of President Buhari?

I still remember the reactions to Abacha's speech on 16 November 1993 sacking the ING of Earnest Shonekan. It was a cold, steely speech but it doused tensions in the country considerably. He promised that his government would soon establish a constitutional conference with ‘full constituent power’ to decide the country’s future constitutional structure in that speech. Even NADECO must have been cheered up a bit by that speech.

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