The Minister’s Krola: Reminiscences of Zik, the Owelle and his ways Between Ikemba Nnewi, Chief Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu and Nnamdi Azikiwe, I’m still debating on who is more delightful to be with as a reporter. I had the rare privilege of meeting the two in my career. When Zik was alive, I was one of the regular visitors at his Onuiyi Haven,...... read more

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Destroy this Magu, another Magu will rise On this particular day, I was sitting, tucked away in a corner of the main lobby of Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, nursing the last glass of my beer like a baby and arguing with my conscience whether I should ask for another. I didn’t understand why I should pay a staggering N900...... read more

By Sunny Igboanugo
How the Igbo make their money   I have just listened to Asari Dokubo in a video clip that is currently trending on the social media. It was his response to a verbal attack by Nnamdi Kanu, in their engagement over the issue that seems to emanate from a disagreement around the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)....... read more

By Sunny Igboanugo
May 30 and Biafra: The war has just begun, five decades after During one of our meetings, I had asked the Ikemba Nnewi, the late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu if he would tour the same route he trod over Biafra and take the same decisions. He turned and looked at me, with a benign smile playing across his lips his bulging eyes boring through...... read more

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Ohaneze-Ojukwu war: A battle that ended with one word! Words are not just ordinary. They have their implications. I learnt this the hard way some 30 years ago. It was during the bitter feud between Ohanaeze and the late Ikemba Nnewi, Chief Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu. You recall that the row was so bitter and caustic that it led to the...... read more

By Sunny Igboanugo
Abba Kyari: He loved Buhari so much that he hated Nigerians Alfred Bernhard Nobel (October 21, 1833 to December 10 1896) was a Swedish businessman, chemist, engineer, inventor, and philanthropist. Though he held 355 different patents, dynamite was said to be his greatest, most famous and most profitable. But that was nearly his undoing. For dynamite had been used heavily in wars...... read more

By Sunny Igboanugo
Wike, Ake and the sad story of the Nigerian journalist I was in the centre a of major drama, some years ago. As a state correspondent of The Guardian, I was caught in the web of a very, intricate, intriguing, but interesting sequence of events that underscored the precarious situation in the minefield of half-baked, crude and sometimes non-existent political democracy...... read more

By Sunny Igboanugo
President Buhari: Fighting Ndigbo is fighting God, a futile way you cant win Bia nuru onu anyi ooo, Nna bia nuru onu anyi ooo, (2X) O dighi mgbe ike mmadu ga akari ike Chukwu Onweghi mgbe ike ekwensu ga akari ike Chukwu Nna bia nuru, onye bi n’Igwe Bia nuru onu anyi ooo Eze bia nuru, Olisa bi n’Igwe Bia nuru onu anyi ooo!...... read more

By Sunny Igboanugo
Open letter to Hope Uzodinma Your Excellency, Senator Hope Uzodinma (Onwa) I am sure you know why this letter is coming this late. I wanted to write it when you might have the right frame of mind to read and assimilate its content, should you choose to give it your attention. There is no need belabouring...... read more

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Tambuwal for President! Why not? On one or two occasions when I broached this subject matter with my colleague and friend, the late Malam Imam Imam, erstwhile spokesman of Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, he had always pled patience. Don’t worry, he would always say, almost non-committedly, neither rejecting it outright nor embracing it...... read more

By Sunny Igboanugo
Jega: Kettle calling pot black Many Nigerians believe that Attahiru Jega rigged the 2015 presidential election in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari. I’m one of them. Right from the days I began to hear members of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), swearing that Nigeria would cease to exist if anybody tampered with his tenure as...... read more

By Sunny Igboanugo
Ndigbo must not only endure Buhari, they must forgive him If you do not forgive your fellow man, how then can you seek for forgiveness from God? This is the question that captures the full essence of Christianity. The Bible illustrates: A rich man wanted to take stock of his business. He called all his servants to give account. In the...... read more

By Sunny Igboanugo
Uche, uchu, na egwu chukwu: Chidoka’s battle-cry for a New Anambra After that great fall in the Curia of Pompey on March 15, 44 B.C. with the last stab by his closest ally and protegee, Decimus Junius Brutus, those who plotted the death of Julius Caesar must have looked forward to settling down to benefitting from the spoils of the coup.  They never took into...... read more

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In Ozubulu, Osinbajo has shown leadership Five ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, were in Anambra State, last Saturday, exactly a week today. They were, at the instance of the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. Their mission was to convey the commiserations of the Federal Government to the people and government of the state on the...... read more

By Sunny Igboanugo
DSS, EFCC and the bitter lessons from the courts Why do you think characters like Don Corleone in Mario Puzo’s The Godfather existed and still exist in America? These were bandits known to both the ordinary folks and the authorities. Not only are their activities, mostly devious and law-breaking a public knowledge, they also have fixed and equally known addresses,...... read more

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