51 years on! What lessons and gains? by Uche Anyanwagu

51 years on! What lessons and gains? by Uche Anyanwagu

So, as I stand now from our sit-at-home, the last couple of hours has given me the opportunity to reflect, and ponder on the lessons and gains of the Biafran genocide. . . Recently, I had the rare grace of hosting the amiable Nwadioramma Amarachi Atama – the finest Igbo poet and ace cultural promoter. From a very disadvantaged Igbo leaning – of not even passing Igbo in WAEC, Nwadioramma has shown the power of passion in…

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Remembering Dr Akanu Ibiam and Dick Tiger – The Connections by Uche Anyanwagu 

Remembering Dr Akanu Ibiam and Dick Tiger – The Connections by Uche Anyanwagu 

As I continue my sit-at-home to reflect on the Biafran genocide, I remember the bravery of Late Ezeogo Dr Akanu Ibiam and Richard Ihetu (Dick Tiger) . . It will be sad to note that these men may need introduction today. Anyway, that clearly mirrors the Nigerian state of selective amnesia, poor sense of history and blatant distortion of facts. . . These great men stand out in their bravery in speaking truth to power….

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Remembering My War Hero – Col Joe ‘Hannibal’ Achuzia (Air Raid) by Uche Anyanwagu

Remembering My War Hero – Col Joe ‘Hannibal’ Achuzia (Air Raid) by Uche Anyanwagu

The sun shall surely rise again In her own land and with no pain Her fallen ones shall be the seed On her soil in word and deed . . . As I sit at home today to reflect on the Biafran genocide, the name of Colonel Joe ‘Hannibal’ Achuzia (Air Raid) comes to mind. Having read much of the genocide (war), I have adored him as My War Hero. . . Recently on someone’s…

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The Land of the Rising Sun by Uche Anyanwagu

The Land of the Rising Sun by Uche Anyanwagu

Born of necessity- a nation Borne of sheer determination Gaping wounds, calloused hands Bruised souls, hunger pangs Eastward rising Yet brightly shining . . Africa birthed in her soil Her own, for her, must toil They shed on her paths their blood To cover her streets in a roving flood Eastward rising Yet brightly shining . . 30 months and one, it surged “Rid us of them” the slogan urged On every side she was…

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Top English club appoints Chelsea legend Frank Lampard as manager on 3-year deal

Top English club appoints Chelsea legend Frank Lampard as manager on 3-year deal

– Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has been appointed Derby County new head coach – The former England midfielder will take over from Gary Rowett at the Championship club side – He led Chelsea to a Champions League and Europa League titles during his time at Stamford Bridge Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has been appointed as the new head coach of Derby County football club. The former England captain signed a three-year deal with the…

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BBNaija winner Miracle celebrates Nina on her 22nd birthday, calls her dear

BBNaija winner Miracle celebrates Nina on her 22nd birthday, calls her dear

– BBNaija winner Miracle recently celebrated his former strategic partner and rumoured girlfriend, Nina, on her birthday – The ivory Big Brother Naija finalist clocked a new age on May 31 – Miracle shared a cute photo of her on his social media page alongside a birthday message The romance between two of BBNaija favourites, Miracle and Nina, might just be waxing stronger by the day. Although, the former strategic partners appear to be keeping…

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Islamic preacher Mubarak Al-Bathali claims Mohamed Salah was punished by God

Islamic preacher Mubarak Al-Bathali claims Mohamed Salah was punished by God

– Kuwaiti preacher Mubarak Al-Bathali has stated clearly that Mohamed Salah was wrong to have missed Ramadan fast on May 26, 2018 – It was the day Liverpool played Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev in which Salah did not not fast – He got injured in the first half, and Al-Bathali claimed the Egypt international was punished for missing Ramadan fast in Kiev An Islamic preacher Mubarak Al-Bathali has claimed that…

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Ronaldo’s mother reveals where her son, Ronaldo will be playing next season

Ronaldo’s mother reveals where her son, Ronaldo will be playing next season

– Cristiano Ronaldo has been told by his mother not to join Ligue 1 champions PSG – The Portugal international has hinted his time could be over at Real Madrid – Los Blancos won their 13th Champions League title after win over Liverpool Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has been encouraged by his mother to rejoin Manchester United instead of Paris Saint-Germain, Daily Star reports. The 33-year-old sparked rumours with comments he made after the Champions…

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Alibaba reacts to the statement, ‘every Nigerian is a criminal’

Alibaba reacts to the statement, ‘every Nigerian is a criminal’

– Alibaba has shared his thoughts on whether all Nigerians are criminals – The veteran comedian wrote on how the statement may be true – He wrote on how Nigerians no longer believe anyone succeeds from hardwork There are a large number of people who feel the statement ‘every Nigerian is a criminal’ is true. This is because of the many reported cases of crime and other bad vices mainly committed by Nigerians. Veteran comedian…

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Nigeria Police: OPC blows hot, warns SARS to stop harassing citizens

Nigeria Police: OPC blows hot, warns SARS to stop harassing citizens

Founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, Dr. Frederick Fasehun has called on the leadership of the Nigeria Police to call operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) to order. He said the personnel had lost focus and usually acted as if Nigeria was under siege. Fasehun, who spoke with newsmen in Lagos yesterday condemned clear “breaches and violation of citizens’ fundamental rights on daily basis”. Fasehun said: “Today, Nigerians appear to be under…

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