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.

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

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.

#ALUU4: on the students of University of Port Harcourt beaten, set ablaze…. By M.I...

The question is not whether or not the 4 boys stole anything. That is quite besides the point. Let us ask instead: What do I need to ensure my children do not grow up hearing stories like these? What would it cost to make this country and are we willing to pay the price? Because if I were there that day, would I have spoken up and done my best to put a stop to it? Or silently stood by, condemning the actions in my heart, but doing nothing? Would I have been seized by the bloodlust and fear and anger myself, and spurred them on with my shouts, and cries for blood, maybe tossed in a rock or two for good measure.

To my husband, outstanding father of our children, Dim oma Ojukwu. By Mrs. Bianca...

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TRAGEDY: 100 killed in Nigeria fuel tanker fire near Port Harcourt

Police in Nigeria's Rivers State on Thursday said more than 100 persons were feared to be burnt to death, while many were injured while scooping fuel from a fallen tanker in the early hours...

Video: International forum on ‪ 2015 #‎Nigeria‬ Elections at Texas Southern University’s Martin Luther...

https://youtu.be/IvnYFI_7n8o An international forum on ‪#‎Nigeria‬ Elections 2015 and its aftermath has been held at the Texas Southern University's Martin Luther King center. The televised broadcast was co-sponsored by the League of Nigerian Professionals, TSU,...

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CHURCH VICAR ADVERTISER'S ANNOUNCEMENT (Published on Saturday July 28, 2012  on USAfricaonline.com and the USAfrica-powered e-groups of AnglicanAfrican and AfricanChristians) ALL SAINTS ANGLICAN CHURCH, HOUSTON. 13403 Renn Rd, Houston, TX 77083 •  281-776-9989 JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CHURCH VICAR POSTING TYPE:...

USAfrica BrkNEWS: 120 Nigerian-Americans STRANDED at Lagos Airport due to United Airlines cancellation.

In another troubling aspect to the disruptions caused by cancellation, USAfrica and CLASSmagazine can report based on the eye-witness accounts of 3 passengers on the flight that the United Airline operations staff decided to placed some of the Euro-Caucasian and Asian heritage passengers (about 11 of them) on other airlines namely Delta and British Airways, heading back to the U.S., without putting any of the Nigerians on any of the airlines. Sam Oparah-Francis, a Nashville-based business executive who was on the cancelled flight, spoke to USAfricaonline.com from Lagos to confirm the preferential picks. "I think it is discrimination and I find it unacceptable, especially here in our own Nigeria. I saw it with my own eyes", he told USAfrica and CLASSmagazine.

Uganda’s Museveni to sign bill jailing homosexuals for life

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USAfrica: With razor’s edge elections, eyes of the world on pregnant Nigeria. By Chido...

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CLASSmagazine: Ogor Okoye on her new book, spiritual journey, success and love

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