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…

Juliet Ezenwa Pearce: Goddess of Masks -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

It was like stepping into sacred territory. When I walked into the National Museum, Onikan, Lagos venue of Juliet Ezenwa Pearce’s “Beyond 2018” art exhibition, the personable exhibitor who we fondly call “Painter” insisted I must take a photograph beside…

Onitsha Market Literature taught us how to toast babes- Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The people who are getting excited because of the Pacesetters series should know that before the Pacesetters there was Onitsha Market Literature. Nothing can ever be sweeter than Onitsha market books. The sweetest words and phrases were made in Onitsha.…

Anambra welcomes her World-beaters on 27th Anniversary – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

It was indeed a singular august occasion when on Monday, August 27, a date that marked the 27th anniversary of the creation of the Anambra State, Governor Willie Obiano welcomed home from the United States the world-beating students who won…

Oya, what was your favourite James Hadley Chase novel? -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

No Nigerian schoolboy of my time (don’t ask what year o) can forget James Hadley Chase. He was the most popular author in the land. In short, he was an addiction! James Hadley Chase is not even a real name.…

Return of Douglas House Insider Ohakim – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

It was through my late senior colleague, friend and mentor Pini Jason that I learnt what former Governor of Imo State, Dr Ikedi Ohakim, said on Wednesday, August 22, 2007, during the swearing-in of his commissioners, to wit: “It is…

Francis Cardinal Arinze as a brand of Anambra – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The rebranding of Anambra State as being undertaken by Governor Willie Obiano has arguably the best vista in the personage of Francis Cardinal Arinze. Mr. C. Don Adinuba, Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, recently had a rewarding…

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