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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.

USAfrica: Each bomb that kills the innocent pushes Nigeria’s doom. By...

Each bomb that kills the innocent pushes Nigeria's doom. By Prof. Okey Ndibe  Special to USAfricaonline.com,  the USAfrica-powered e-groups of  Nigeria360,  UNNalumni, and CLASSmagazine Houston Last Sunday, December 25, 2011, Nigeria...

Why #LeBronJames will be The King of NBA 2014 finals

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...

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...

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.

Martin Luther King Jr: Why I believe The Prophet’s vision is...

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."
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