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Agwodinuju STILL ON THE SOMTOCHUKWU CONULDRUM

Agwodinuju  STILL ON THE SOMTOCHUKWU CONULDRUM

  A week to end of the month of August, 2017, stories about Imo State dominated the reading spaces, especially in the social media, where the demolition of the popular Owerri main market, otherwise known as EKE UKWU Owerri, became the epicenter of discussion. The micky-mouse game between Owerri indigenes the owners of the state […]

Imo And the Morning After

Imo And the Morning After

Imo State is presently passing a stage that will shake the State to its very foundation. And after this raging storm, the State will never be the same again. Either it ends up becoming a reference point for other States to emulate, or it ends up reduced to the cleaners. But what is certain is […]

Who Owns Ekeukwu Owerri Market?

Who Owns Ekeukwu Owerri Market?

Every existing village in Igbo land has a market. Ekeonunwa market; otherwise called Ekeukwu Owerri belongs to indigenes of Owerri, the natives of Imo State capital. However, as optainabled everywhere in the world, the market is open to all buyers and sellers from any part of the universe. Therefore, Ekeukwu market Owerri does not only […]

Owerri and The Black Saturday

Owerri and The Black Saturday

Since 1996 Owerri the Imo State capital was thrown into chaos and mayhem following the Otokoto riot instigated by actions of the Noveau Rich accused of human rituals, the State has remained peaceful until August 26, 2017, when heaven was let loose, reminiscence of the 1996 debacle. By nature, Owerri Town although dominated by “visitors” […]

Sam Onwuemedo’s Archaic Recipe

Sam Onwuemedo’s Archaic Recipe

Silence, they say, is Golden. But sometimes, silence could mean admission or agreement to wild allegations, like the type the Chief Press Secretary CPS to the Governor of Imo State, Samuel Onwuemedo posted to my phone on Friday 28, July,2017 at exactly 8. 44 am. It was such a despicable text message and hard to […]

Weekend Trumpeta 25th August 2017

Imo PDP: Who Begs Who?

Imo PDP: Who Begs Who?

A political party in my own definition is like an Association founded by a Group of people, with set goals and objectives for the purpose of gaining political power. Therefore, a political party is like a church, where worshipers gather every day to seek supplication from God. However, every member has equal ownership in the […]

Okorocha and Imo Godfathers

Okorocha and Imo Godfathers

The word “Godfather” sneaked into Nigeria political lexicon after the Military ushered in the current civilian Government in 1999. Before then, we only heard about “Godfather” in Italian Mafiosi Classic Movies. But democracy engrained “Godfather” into our pschye. What was the role of “Godfathers” in politics? Well, they hardly contest elections, but produce those who […]

Imo APC And The War Ahead

Imo APC And The War Ahead

For many months now, political pundits had predicted that soon after the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP crisis, their cousins, the All Progressive Congress APC will enter their own turmoil. And as predicted, the APC in Imo State is gradually entering into internal imbroglio, and as time ticks, the tempo will get higher than what it […]

Owerri And After The Rains

Owerri And After The Rains

American born Jazz Musician, Lee Oscar titled one of his classics “Before the Rains”. But I am captioning my topic today, “After the Rains” Owerri, the capital city of Imo State is situated in a valley. Therefore, it has ever remained an erosion- prone town even before the White men led by Douglas arrived there. […]

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