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Rising Profile of Nganga Igbo Performance Group

Nganga is the name of dance group ringing bells in the United Kingdom. The magnetizing dancing steps almost always hold the audiences spellbound. Nganga is a group of four exceptionally talented artistes, namely Ifemelumma Nweri, Sandra Nwaizigbo, Chigozie Oguejiofor, and Chinedu Chimodo poised to give the Igbo dance a global reach. Nganga has been quite Read More…

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The passing away of Nigeria’s world-class legend Prof Ben Nwabueze

They no longer make legal luminaries like the great Prof Ben Nwabueze, the legendary constitutional lawyer who passed away on Sunday, October 29. A native of Atani in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, he was born on December 22, 1931. He started from the very beginning to put his mind on the path Read More…

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Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa @ 82

Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa, famously known as Ken Saro-Wiwa, would have been 82 today, October 10. My lionised friend packed too many lifetimes into one life. His hanging by the General Sani Abacha regime on November 10, 1995 was a universal cause célèbre. It can be all too easy for many to give Ogoni activism the Read More…

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An Airport for Achebe

There is a Chinua Achebe International Airport in Anambra State. It was a spectacular masterstroke from Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo when he renamed the Anambra Airport at Umueri after Chinua Achebe. The ovation that Soludo got when he made the announcement in his speech at the 63rd Nigerian Independence Anniversary, which took place at Dr Read More…