Let me tell you a Nigerian story before and after the civil war – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

I am not as daft as this country. I grew up with books while Nigeria fattened into stupor with oil money. Anything very oily can be quite dangerous to good health. I am very poor but I can stand on…

Gani Must Come Back – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

It was President Buhari’s wife who asked the question: “Are there no longer men in Nigeria?” She was wailing about the shadowy characters that had, allegedly, hijacked her husband’s regime. We need one particular man to come back from death…

Ikeogu Oke: Family to announce new burial date

The burial arrangements for late Ikeogu Oke, earlier announced for February 23  by the family have been shelved, owing to the postponement of the general elections. The family, through a statement released by John Oke, said that “due to adjustment…

The significance of the Zik Mausoleum – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Certain issues in Nigeria must tower above partisan politics. Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, the only black Governor-General of Nigeria, the first President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, the only Nigerian whose name appeared in a Constitution of Nigeria, among many…

Nduka Obaigbena and the miracle called ThisDay -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

I have seen many miracles happen before my very eyes. Back in 1986, the guru who brought me into journalism, Sonala Olumhense, resigned from his job as the Editorial Page Editor of The Guardian to take up the almost unfathomable…

Chidi Okoye: Uncommon enterprise and breakthrough of dogged artist – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Artists do not come of a harder hue than light-skinned sculptor, painter and poet Chidi A. Okoye. A firm believer in the creative enterprise, Okoye has applied his art diligently in Nigeria, Canada and the United States, surmounting all kinds…

Boosting Igbo Language Via Igboekulie – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The drive to reinvigorate the Igbo language gets much fillip from Igboekulie Association led by its charming President Prince Ben Chidi Onuora. On Saturday, November 17, at the Main Hall of St John of God Secondary School, Awka, Anambra State,…

Ennobling religious harmony in Anambra State – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Promoting social harmony through religion is a cherished path to tread. It is indeed a sight to behold on Saturday, December 8, when Francis Cardinal Arinze, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments at…

Averting death of Igbo language by Prof Pita Ejiofor -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The passion in the man was like a charge of electricity. Prof Pita Ejiofor may look calm but when the subject is the neglect of the Igbo language calmness gives place to passionate intensity. The celebrated professor was introduced to…

Prodigious fruits of Sally Mbanefo’s Anambra Homecoming initiative -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Christmas season will never be the same again in Anambra State. Sally Mbanefo, Anambra State’s very resourceful Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Artworks, Culture and Tourism has in the works an unprecedented Anambra Homecoming Festival that will put at full…

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