USAfricaBooks Profile: Chike Momah on his novels, tips on longevity, Chinua Achebe

USAfricaBOOKS Profile/Review/Q&A: CHIKE MOMAH, former diplomat and author of 6 novels. Special to,  the USAfrica-powered e-groups of  Nigeria360, IgboEvents, UNNalumni,  and CLASSmagazine Houston. Follow us at and  His latest novel is  'The Jericho Wall' (xlibris 2011; released in 2012). He speaks about   his novels,...

USAfrica Exclusive: Nigerian U.S football superstar Osi Umenyiora engages Miss Universe Angolan Leila Lopes

Special to USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston.                                                            ...

Olympics Basketball 2012: star-packed USA clashes with Nigeria

The U.S has LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony etc while Nigeria holds some NBA talents including Al-Farouq Aminu of the Hornets. Regardless of the stars all over the American team, no one should under-estimate the resolve of the Nigerian team. A key member of the team Ike Diogu, a former top-10 NBA draft pick cautions that "We will not be intimidated by those guys…. A lot of us went to school in the U.S. and have played against those guys. We have no reason to feel overwhelmed." Unless a basketball miracle occurs, USAfrica analysts say the U.S team holds the advantage for victory. By Chido Nwangwu

CLASSmagazine: ANOC-USA seeks to promote Igbo language and civilization, says Chief Jones Okeke

ANOC-USA membership consists of people from (six states) Abia, Anambra, Delta, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States. Our members are titled men from Igbo speaking states of Nigeria. The titles include Nze, Ozo, Chiefs and Ogbuefi.

Catholic church targeted; 11 killed; 50 injured as suicide bomber strikes in Jos,...

Special to,  the USAfrica-powered e-groups of  Nigeria360, IgboEvents, UNNalumni,  and CLASSmagazine Houston. Follow us at and   JOS, Nigeria (AFP) - A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Catholic church in central Nigeria on Sunday, killing seven people and sparking panic in which...

#Ebola fears: Cameroon closes all its land, sea and air borders with Nigeria

#Ebola fears: Cameroon has closed all its land, sea and air borders with Nigeria. Special to, CLASSmagazine,  and USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston. Follow USAfrica at , and Cameroon also has closed all its land, sea and air borders with its neighbour Nigeria,...

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

Each bomb that kills the innocent pushes Nigeria's doom. By Prof. Okey Ndibe  Special to,  the USAfrica-powered e-groups of  Nigeria360,  UNNalumni, and CLASSmagazine Houston Last Sunday, December 25, 2011, Nigeria made another bloody bid for global infamy as bombs detonated...

Awolowo’s STARVATION Policy against Biafrans and the Igbo requires apology not attacks on Achebe

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.

I Give Myself Away. live gospel song by William McDowell

I Give Myself Away. By William McDowell (video below) Special to and USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston. Follow, , This outstanding and uplifting performance and live event footage of  the gospel song "I give myself away" by William McDowell is one of...
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