In remembrance of Biafran Heroes – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | July 29, 2019 –  The indigenous Igbo eschatology demands the mourning and remembrance of the dead. So, I observed Biafran Heroes’ Day on May 30th 2019. To me, the day was a solemn day of reflection and reverence: a day to reflect on the most trying period in the […]

Beyond the Symbolism of June 12 -By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma |Lagos, Nigeria |July 12, 2019 – June 12 1993 was a milestone in the history of Nigeria democracy and political evolution. It is a symbol of the people’s struggle against social injustice, ethnic chauvinism, and the repudiation of the collective will of the people by military tyrants; and the triumph of the […]

Building Collapse: Enough of this Political Trumpery – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | June 1, 2019 – According to the Federal Ministry of Power, Works & Housing, fifty four buildings collapsed in Nigeria within a period of five years (between 2012 and 2016). This is an average of more than ten buildings collapses every year, which is, by whatever standard, unnervingly excessive. […]

Accountability: a powerful deterrence to building collapse – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma  | Lagos, Nigeria | May 8, 2019 –  In saner countries of the world, a workman takes pride in the quality of his products. Apart from the pecuniary incentives of his labor, he appreciates his moral obligation to society to uphold professional standards in his work, and, for his credibility, he strives for […]

The Real Haters of Ndi Igbo – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma  |  Lagos, Nigeria  | May 1, 2019 – I am incontrovertibly Igbo, and I am unwaveringly committed to the good of the Igbo. However, I am unrepentantly anti-Biafra. I am opposed to Biafra because the Igbo have the most to lose in the case of a break up of Nigeria. Secondly, Biafra […]

Ndigbo should be wary of Fani-Kayode and Obasanjo By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | February 28, 2019 –  Ndigbo should be wary of Fani-Kayode and Obasanjo By Tochukwu Ezukanma   In his earlier writings, Femi Fani-Kayode venomously castigated the Igbo. He accused us of excessive greed and unbridled tribalism, and indicted us for virtually everything that ever went wrong in Nigeria. Olusegun […]

The Ominous Silence of Fulani Herdsmen – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | January 27, 2019 – There are inherent conflicts between sedentary farmers and itinerant herdsmen because of their competing needs for water and ever diminishing arable land and pastures. With population growth and increasing urbanization steadily encroaching on available land, the competition for land between them continually intensifies; increasing the […]

Does IPOB Really Want Biafra? – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | January 17, 2019 –  At the pool of Bethesda, Jesus saw a man that had been sick for thirty eight years, and asked him, “Do you want to be made whole”? It was a question that seemed irrelevant and insensitivity. But then, some are sick but do not […]

Are the Igbos Really Marginalized? – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma  | Lagos, Nigeria | December 19, 2018 –  One Nigeria is not a homogenizing vat where different cultures blend into one. Consequently, although I am an avowed proponent of one Nigeria, I am exceedingly conscious that I cannot be a true Nigerian without first being a consummate Igbo. So, as I brood […]

Atiku: the Original & Genuine Font of Change – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | December 10, 2018 –  It was Atiku Abubakar, as the presidential candidate of Action Congress (AC), that originally wielded the broom, as a symbol of change. It was in November, 2006, and I was at the Old Parade Ground, Abuja to witness his declaration of his presidential candidacy. I was […]

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