Why Zik escaped death in 1966

By Emeka Obasi Major Abraham Eghagha got me thinking about President Nnamdi Azikiwe’s role in the January 15, 1966 military intervention. He was reacting to my piece on Major Chukwuma Nzeogwu. That was in April 2017. Eghagha[N1067] is 78 years now and served in the Nigeria Army Medical Corp[NAMC]. He retired in 1982, three years […]

Azikiwe’s first son dies at 75

Chukwuma Bamidele Azikiwe, the first son of pioneer President of Nigeria, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, is feared dead. A family source who pleaded not to be named said he passed on at Bromeo Hospital on Sunday at the age of 75. It was gathered that he had been battling protracted respiratory related ailment for some years […]

FG re-awards Zik’s mausoleum contract

THE Federal Government Monday re-awarded the construction of Zik’s mausoleum in Onitsha to a French company, Bouygues, at the cost of N1.49 billion. The mausoleum is the final resting place of the former President of Nigeria, the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, who died in 1996, which was first awarded by the late Gen. Sani Abacha. […]

I See Biafra Here: Any Igbo “ZIK” of Nigeria is Doomed – By Ikechukwu Enyiagu

By Ikechukwu Enyiagu | NNP | Sept. 3., 2012 – There was once an old man in a part of Igboland whose activities became the shame of his children, family and the entire town. As old as he was, he did not only indulge in drug abuse, he rallied hopeless and helpless youths to do […]

Murtala, Azikwe, Balewa’s tombs to become Heritage sites

The tombs of the late Gen. Murtala Muhammed, Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe, Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and the historical site of Oloibiri oil well will soon be declared as national heritage sites. Head of the Department of Monuments Heritage and Sites at the National Commission for Museum and Monument, Mrs. Adama Muhammed, made this known to […]

FG to spend N3.1bn on Obasanjo, others in 2012 (What a waste of public resources)

February 6, 2012  by Olusola Fabiyi and Oluwole Josiah   The Federal Government plans to spend N3.19bn on the pensions and allowances of former Presidents, Heads of State, their deputies, former leaders of the National Assembly and their families in the year 2012. The proposed N3.19bn represents an increase of about N2bn from what was […]

Zik’s widow laments non-payment of stipends

•Azikiwe Photo:The Sun Publishing More Stories on This Section ‘Y ar’Adua increased our stipend and approved cars for us to be changed after every five years, but up till now, not even the old stipend, was paid to us for the past two years and the cars are yet to be given to us.’ The […]

Anniversary: Unfulfilled dreams of founding fathers, by Zik’s widow; Ofeimun, ACN

LAGOS—MIRRED in socio-economic and development cesspool and engulfed by recurring ethno-religious crisis and insecurity, some eminent Nigerians and groups, yesterday, said the country was yet to realise the visions of her founding fathers, 51 years after independence. Professor Uche Azikiwe, former dean, Faculty of Education,University of Nigeria, Nsukka and widow of the late first President […]

Open Letter from Awo, Balewa & Zik to Jonathan – By Adewale T. Akande

By Adewale T. Akande, Barcelona, Spain – May 29, 2011 – On behalf of all Nigerians in heaven, we are using this forum to congratulate you for winning the recently concluded general elections that will usher you as an elected President of Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 29th of May. We are also congratulating […]

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