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Awolowo’s STARVATION Policy against Biafrans and the Igbo requires apology not...

Some have tried to put the blame on Gowon or the military leaders but Chief Awolowo’s own words are clear: “I decided to stop sending the food there.” It was not a military decision by Adekunle or Murtala. This is a decision made by then Finance minister of the federation, Chief Awolowo. He owned that decision in the interview quoted above. Whenever this issue is raised Awoists and the Awolowo family usually drew umbrage, assailing whoever called Awo out on this issue and generally attacking the character of those who dare to confront Awoists on the frailties of their leaders. It is time for Awoist to realize that Chief Awolowo is not infallible. He made some sound decision in governance as well as other horrendous decisions, one of which is this starvation policy. He might have done it to please the northern oligarchy who had promised to install him as president or he might have had a truly altruistic motive; whatever the case this is a sadistic policy that should never have been put in place by any Nigerian leader. The impact of Chief Awolowo's starvation decision on Biafra’s children still reverberates around the world. It was such that over 40 years later, Steve Jobs referenced it in the interview for his 2011 biography written by Walter Isaacson.

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Why #LeBronJames of Miami Heat will be The King of NBA 2014 finals.                      ...

“Jos is real target of Boko Haram, radical Islamists” says Keziah...

"Jos is real target of Boko Haram, radical Islamists" says Keziah Suwa at 2012 USAfrica Prayer Breakfast in Houston. Special to USAfricaonline.com,  and CLASSmagazine Houston. The 2012 special guest...

Why President Jonathan’s retention of Adefuye as Nigeria’s Ambassador to USA...

With an almost complete failure to deal with Boko Haram, resurgent threats of militancy in the Niger Delta, broadening and unnerving sagas of monumental corruption over the fuel subsidy regime, and many more unnatural disasters that Nigeria faces today, it is most unfortunate that the President of Nigeria should shy away from leading the nation. President Jonathan seems to believe that he could preserve his administration by doing as little as possible. Leaving Adefuye in office is just a crystal example of the President choosing to do nothing and, by implication, choosing not to lead at a time that leadership is so critically needed.

In the light of an icon, my mentor Stanley Macebuh (1942-2010)....

In the light of an icon, my mentor Stanley Macebuh (1942-2010). By Chido Nwangwu, Publisher of USAfrica, and first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the...

Rev. Nick Clayton’s faithfulness extends his grandpa’s vision at St. Paul...

I know that my friend and brother, the Senior Pastor Nick Clayton II, a nationally known structured settlements and financial services specialist, has shown a commendable dedication and admirable humility by keeping the charge and extending the vision at the almost 70-years old church in an economically distressed part of greater Houston. My prayer: your labor and sacrifices shall not be in vain! May God bless you, more....

USAfrica: 30 cheers to NOLLYWOOD movie maker Tony Abulu

He told USAfricaonline.com and CLASSmagazine that among Nigerian/Nollywood creative folks I am so far the only producer/distributor who has mainstream U.S distribution." For those successes and other emerging roles, I have nominated New York-based Tony Abulu, one of Nollywood's creative leaders, a versatile producer, prolific writer and movie businessman in the diaspora and inside Nigeria, an artiste who has stayed in the "game" for very tasking 30 years, a man with viable skills which he has used to elevate the African and Caribbean cultural expressions here in the U.S., to be honored at the special 20th Anniversary of USAfrica (BEST OF AFRICA Awards) on Saturday May 11, 2013 at the Hilton Towers at Westchase, Houston, Texas.

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Martin Luther King Jr: Why I believe The Prophet's vision is valid into 21st century.                  ...

USAfricaTV: Onyeka Onwenu on her music, 30 years of work, Nollywood,...

ONYEKA: USAfricaTV CLASSmagazine interview wt Onyeka Onwenu on her music, 30 years of work, Nollywood, Achebe, Hillary Clinton, Biafra and her faith Special to  USAfricaonline.com and USAfrica multimedia networks,...

Why Nigerian pharmacists in the U.S deserve commendation for attracting business...

Why Nigerian pharmacists in the U.S deserve commendation for attracting business to diaspora and homeland.   By Dr. Chido Nwangwu, Founder & Publisher of  USAfricaonline.com, CLASSmagazine and USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston.   http://usafricaonline.com/2013/09/27/i-commend-nigerian-pharmacists-in-the-americas-for-business-to-diaspora-and-homeland-by-chido-nwangwu http://photoworks.tv/usafrica-nappsa2013-special-classmagazine USAfrica: Professionally...

“President Jonathan’s decision removing fuel subsidy is right, timely” -says Dr....

"Those who oppose it don't have the right information. Some of them know better but support the demonstrations. The demonstrators should call on their new friends, namely the Soyinkas and the Babangidas to ask the House to demand that the proper appropriation/law for subsidy be funded."

Nigerian-born soccer star Christian Obodo freed from kidnappers

Special to USAfricaonline.com,  the USAfrica-powered e-groups of  Nigeria360, IgboEvents, UNNalumni,  and CLASSmagazine Houston. Follow us at Facebook.com/USAfricaChido and Twitter.com/Chido247 Nigerian-born soccer star with Italy’s highly-ranked club Udinese, Christian Obodo, has been freed from kidnappers, following the...

USAfrica: Trump looks foolish and crazy screaming about Obama’s birth certificates,...

Trump looks foolish and crazy screaming about Obama's birth certificates, college records and Muslim connection By Raynard Jackson, USAfrica contributing editor and columnist Special to USAfricaonline.com When...

Breaking NEWS: 50 NIGERIAN STUDENTS KILLED IN BOMB ATTACK DURING MORNING...

Special to USAfricaonline.com, CLASSmagazine,  and USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston. Follow Twitter.com/Chido247,  Facebook.com/USAfricaChido Breaking NEWS:  50 NIGERIAN STUDENTS KILLED IN BOMB ATTACK DURING MORNING ASSEMBLY at a secondary school in Potiskum on Monday. Nigeria's...

KILLINGS: Nigerian Senator, state lawmaker murdered by Fulani Muslim herdsmen near...

"The senator representing Plateau north, Gyang Dantong, and the majority leader of the state assembly, Gyang Fulani, were gunned down today by Fulani herdsmen," said Pam Ayuba, spokesman for the state's governor.

A Day in Biafra. A short story by Victor Onyiliagha

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Obama, immigration and the DREAM Act. By Attorney Ijeoma Opara

USAfrica LEGAL Insight: Obama, immigration and the DREAM Act By Attorney Ijeoma Ihuaku Opara On June 15, 2012, the Obama Administration took the initiative to provide temporary...

OJUKWU trouble and Ikemba titles. By Chido Nwangwu

Ojukwu trouble and Ikemba titles.                                      ...

How and Why Romney beat Obama in first presidential debate. By...

First, Romney needed to be seen as equally presidential. Second, to put President Obama on the defensive. I think that history will record, critically, Obama's less than energetic presence, lack of powerful, concise projection of his record of achievements as well as his failing to adequately draw sharp, distinct contrasts from the Romney-47 percent-tax cut for every ailment Republican agenda altered the trajectory and reset the dynamics of the 2012 elections. But it's not over; there are two more debates and other multimedia platforms to make their different arguments to the economically stressed American voters and citizenry.

KIDNAPPED for $188,000: Nigerian-born soccer star based in Italy Christian Obodo...

Obodo’s relatives told ANSA news agency that the kidnappers are asking for a ransom of €150,000 ($188,000) in Warri, Nigeria.

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