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...

By Editor on July, 14 2020

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...

By Sunny Igboanugo on July, 12 2020

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...

By Sunny Igboanugo on June, 8 2020

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...

By Editor on May, 30 2020

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...

By Sunny Igboanugo on April, 23 2020

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...

By Sunny Igboanugo on April, 20 2020

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...

By Sunny Igboanugo on March, 27 2020

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...

By Sunny Igboanugo on March, 14 2020

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....

By Editor on March, 12 2020

Ban: Dilemma of a soccer loving Nation

For the past few years and regrettably, still in the present times, power-drunk Administrators laying claims to the country’s football body, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) haven’t ceased to plunge soccer-loving Nigerians (including footballers, Coaches, Staff, Referees, fans among others) into calamitous moments. The latest trend...

By Ikenna Okonkwo on August, 20 2018

NFF logjam: A cause with a curse

Anyone who has followed trends within the country’s football fraternity since Super Eagles crashed out of the just concluded World Cup hosted in Russia will continue to get confused by the day due to intrigues which have beclouded the entire circumstances. Those who are oblivion of...

By Ikenna Okonkwo on July, 31 2018

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...

By Sunny Igboanugo on July, 25 2018

In search of salvation for Glasshouse

Football loving Nigerians have been grappling with ‘tsunami-like’ pronouncement which automatically brought sudden change in the leadership architecture of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). To those who understand the workings of Nigeria’s football, it didn’t come so sudden. In fact, the emergence of a new executive...

By Ikenna Okonkwo on July, 21 2018

Messed up Messi, reigning Ronaldo

Today (Saturday, June 23, 2018) is exactly 10 days the 21st edition of FIFA World Cup currently ongoing in faraway began with teams battling to find their feet. There have been a whole lot of upset which have thrown bookmakers off balance in a competition meant...

By Ikenna Okonkwo on June, 23 2018

Eagles 'zenith' quest at World Cup

With few days to 2018 World Cup scheduled for Russia, football loving Nigerians are yet to come to terms with why their darling team, Super Eagles churn out what many have described as another yet disappointing performance during their last high profile friendly match against Czech...

By Ikenna Okonkwo on June, 11 2018

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...

By Sunny Igboanugo on May, 31 2018

NPFL: Forward, backward

Hope was seemingly on the horizon some five years ago when the structure of the country’s apex league, the then Nigeria Premier League (NPL), later renamed Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) was overhauled under the immediate past administration of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) led by...

By Ikenna Okonkwo on May, 10 2018

'Helpless’ Nigerian Athletes at Gold Coast

As this year’s Commonwealth Games gets underway in Queensland, Australia, one basic subject matter rest in the mind of many, especially sports lovers all over the world, and that is to continuously monitor how Athletes from various Nations are faring. For Nigerians, their interest is certainly...

By Ikenna Okonkwo on April, 8 2018

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