Tag: biafra

August 11, 2013

GRIPPING VIDEO: The story of the ‘Asaba Massacre’ during the Biafran War (WATCH)

by Akan Ido Chinua Achebe’s ‘There Was A Country’ recently reignited the Biafra War debate and the involvement of the ...

August 2, 2013

Opinion: MASSOB – When the blind leads the blind

by Tochukwu Ezukanma He is neither a scholar nor an intellectual; a philosopher nor a deep thinker; a sophisticate nor ...

July 31, 2013

SK Johnson on Genevieve’s ‘bad acting,’ Half Of A Yellow Sun, and the hilarity of Nigerians

by Sk Johnson Nigerians will never cease to make me laugh. I mean they haven’t failed now and I certainly ...

July 29, 2013

Ochereome Nnanna: Why we need an entirely new Constitution

by Ochereome Nnanna  We are in this constitutional mess because the military bequeathed a document that is simply unviable, inchoate ...

July 24, 2013

5 things SK Johnson took away from ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’ trailer (WATCH)

by SK Johnson The trailer for the Biyi Bandele directed (and written) film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel, Half ...

July 15, 2013

Elnathan John lets go on Chimamanda: “The consequences of loving Ngozi”

by Elnathan John When Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, darling of the world, chooses to, well, refer to Caine Prize nominee Elnathan ...

June 12, 2013

Hounge: Nigeria – The looming war scenario (Y! Superblogger)

Let’s not be bad students of history, we are yet to fully recover from the effects of Biafra war. The ...

March 28, 2013

The un-tribute: Achebe was an Igbophile, not the father of African literature

by Ibrahim Bello-Kano   Indeed, we cannot help wondering if the recent insensate massacre of Chinua’s people in Kano, only ...

March 6, 2013

Opinion: Obafemi Awolowo – Hero of the Yorubas, killer of Biafra, betrayed by the North

by Obinna Akukwe Thus Awolowo’s advice and actions led to the quick end to the Biafran dream. Therefore it is ...

February 19, 2013

America’s secret files: The untold Biafran story

Forty three years after the Civil War, the Americans have released their dossiers—21,000 pages of diplomatic dispatches by agents of ...

February 3, 2013

Okay, then: “A Biafran president will emerge on February 20” – Founder, Biafra Zionist Movement

by Akan Ido Ben Onwuka was an unknown name until November 5, 2012, when his group, the Biafra Zionist Movement ...

January 24, 2013

Olusegun Adeniyi: Memories of Biafran nightmares

by Olusegun Adeniyi Iloh and most members of his generation do not believe Yorubas did anything against them in the ...

January 7, 2013

The ‘failure’ of #OccupyNigeria, and where we can go from here (#NewLeadership Series by Chude Jideonwo)

by Chude Jideonwo I am very proud of what Nigerians achieved this time last year, when we came together to ...

December 16, 2012

I had never written a book review, until I read ‘There Was A Country’

by C. Nwaonu   Maybe we can grudgingly learn to love the other members of the harem or file for ...

December 9, 2012

Report: The secret life of Chukwuemeka Ojukwu’s love-child, Tenny Hamman

by Isi Esene Nigerian Civil War rebel leader, Chukwuemeka Ojukwu recently shocked many even in death when it was revealed ...

November 27, 2012

Fisayomi Eko-Davies: Adulthood [The sojourner] (Y! Superblogger)

I am a sojourner in someone else’s home, my innocence departed with age and I have been forced into the ...

November 27, 2012

Adewale Sogunro reviews Chinua Achebe’s ‘There was a country’

by Adewale Sogunro I was hoping that he would look beyond the ethnic divisions, while rendering language to heal the ...

November 5, 2012

Odumegwu Ojukwu – The man who saw tomorrow

by Joe Okei-Odumakin While it would have been more gracious to address the issues at stake without the festival of ...

October 31, 2012

Achebe’s book is propaganda, I did not starve Igbos to death – Gowon keeps talking

by Isi Esene Nigeria’s war-time military president, Yakubu Gowon, has been unequivocal in his reaction to the book titled, ‘There ...

October 21, 2012

Tunde Fagbenle: Achebe may be correct, but he defied logic

by Tunde Fagbenle It is doubtful if the great novelist of our time, Prof. Chinua Achebe, expected his latest book, ...

October 8, 2012

“The war is still very personal”: Uzodinma Iweala (also) reviews Achebe’s book

by Uzodinma Iweala I met Chinua Achebe for the first time when I was in high school, but I knew ...

October 7, 2012

Saro-Wiwa reviews Achebe’s “There was a Country”

by Noo Saro-Wiwa But many Nigerians resented it, and Achebe admits that the Igbo could be cocky, brash and materialistic, ...

October 5, 2012

Firestorm: Yoruba leaders blast Achebe for “attacking” Awolowo

by Stanley Azuakola It was bound to happen. You don’t speak ill of one of the greatest Yorubas of all ...

October 4, 2012

Chimamanda reviews Achebe’s new book: “The reader is left with a nagging dissatisfaction”

  by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Nigeria, at independence from British rule in 1960, was called the Giant of Africa. With ...

October 3, 2012

Achebe hits hard: “The genocidal Biafran war still haunts Nigeria”

by Chinua Achebe The persecution of the Igbos didn’t end with the Biafran conflict. Until the nation faces up to ...

September 27, 2012

There was a country: Chinua Achebe breaks long silence, publishes Biafran memoir

by Isi Esene Chinua Achebe, one of Africa’s most legendary writer, has published his long-awaited memoir about his experience during ...

April 22, 2012

Dele Momodu: In search of ‘Shock Therapy’

   Nigeria today has paid an unprecedented debt to the militants than we ever paid to the Igbos who lost ...

March 23, 2012

Was Ojukwu really a patriot? – Ola Balogun writes in The Punch

Could an independent Igbo homeland have actually thrived as a landlocked entity, cut off from the oil-rich riverine areas inhabited ...

March 4, 2012

“My husband, my brother, my friend, my child” – Read Bianca’s gripping tribute to Ojukwu

by Lekan Olanrewaju “You span the breadth of human experience – full of laughter, joy, kindness”. “You were the father any ...

March 2, 2012

TRIBUTE : @iamsimown writes about Ojukwu – The Man that saw tomorrow

by Simon Obinna Nwachuya It is sunset in the land of the rising sun. Today with gloom, the  sun shines ...

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