USAfrica: Igbonekwu Ogazimorah elected President of Oganiru Ndigbo Foundation

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USAfrica: Igbonekwu Ogazimorah elected President of Oganiru Ndigbo Foundation

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Oganiru Ndigbo Foundation, proprietors of Igboville, has a new, bold leader Ozo Dr. Igbonekwu Ogazimorah as President General of the group. He was the former commissioner for Information in Enugu State. He defeated two

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other contestants.

In a statement signed and sent to by John Okiyi Kalu (Chairman, Board of Trustees of the group) listed others elected by the members through e-balloting include Barrister  (Mrs) Jennifer Agbonma Ukaobasi (Vice President) Ms Nelda Chioma Efugh (General Secretary), Ms Cynthia Eze (Asst General Secreatry)s Lilian Ngozi (Financial Secretary), Dr Chin Akano (Vice President, Europe), Mazi Marleek Onyekaba (Vice President America) Mazi Ab Favour (Vice President Asia) HRM Eze Akuenwebe Emechebe (VP Africa Diaspora), Barrister Ody Ajike (Head Legal), Mazi Peter Agba Kalu (Head, Media), Paul Kalu (Abia Chapter Chairman), Kenneth Tuga (Abia Chapter Secretary) and Ms Uzoamaka Jennifer (Abuja Chapter Secretary).

Other Chapter executives include:
Mazi J Duke Anago (UK),
Barr. Eche Chidume (Ireland),
Ms Adanze Nze (US),
Dr Inno Uzuh (Abuja),
Mazi Okwudili Michael (Lagos Chairman),
Chidi Okonta (Lagos Chapter Secretary), Mark Newington (Enugu),
Mazi Chidi Ugwu (Enugu Chapter Secretary)
Honorable Benedrine Agbata (PH/Bayelsa Chairman),
Samuel Kalu (Secretary PH/Bayelsa). Barr Chijioke Emenalo was also returned as Imo Chapter Chairman with Ms Amaka Matthew as Secretary.

Barrister Victor Aguku who chaired the electoral committee thanked all the members for making the rescheduled election a success.

——  2014 forthcoming book: In this engaging, uniquely insightful and first person reportage book, MANDELA & ACHEBE: Footprints of Greatness, about two global icons and towering persons of African descent whose exemplary lives

Mandela-n-Achebe-by-Chido-book-frontcover-Lrsand friendship hold lessons for humanity and Africans, the author Chido Nwangwu takes a measure of their works and consequence to write that Mandela and Achebe have left “footprints of greatness.”

He chronicles, movingly, his 1998 reporting from the Robben Island jail room in South Africa where Mandela was held for decades through his 20 years of being close to Achebe. He moderated the 2012 Achebe Colloquium at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.”I’ll forever remember having walked inside and peeped through that historic Mandela jail cell (where he was held for most of his 27 years in unjust imprisonment) at the dreaded Robben Island, on March 27, 1998, alongside then Editor-in-chief of TIME magazine and later news chief executive of the CNN, Walter Isaacson (and others) when President Bill Clinton made his first official trip to South Africa and came to Robben Island. Come to this island of scourge and you will understand, in part, the simple greatness and towering grace of Nelson Mandela”, notes  Chido Nwangwu, award-winning writer, multimedia specialist and founder of, the first African-owned U.S-based newspaper published on the internet, in his first book; he writes movingly from his 1998 reporting from South Africa on Mandela.

Why Jonathan should fight back, or Obasanjo will end his presidency.  By Chido Nwangwu.   


USAfrica, December 19, 2013: To fully make sense of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s December 2, 2013 letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, you should follow the key point of my analytical deduction which I refer to as Obasanjo’s unspoken historical burden; namely, for the 3 times where he exercised partisan power and influence in Nigeria’s presidential election history,

he has faced unpleasant twists, unexpected and unsatisfactory outcomes: 1979 (he supported Alhaji Shehu Shagari, NPN, removed in a military coup in 1983); 2007 (he personally picked an ill Alhaji Umar Yar’Adua, PDP, who died after 3 years of ineffective presidency as the 13th Head of State on May 5, 2010) and he also picked Yar’Adua’s VP, Goodluck Jonathan who became acting President on May 6. On April 18, 2011, he was declared winner of the presidential election with the very active campaign support of Obasanjo.

But Obasanjo insists that Jonathan is not good enough and deserves the December 2 acidic, public denunciation of his presidency and worse, of this same man who has been, according to my key sources in the presidency in Abuja, very respectful and deferential toward Obasanjo.

Based on Obasanjo’s military antecedents, power attitude and drawing from my reading of his history as a leader, he will Not — for lack of a better word — “forgive” Jonathan despite his references to God and Christ, and to the great Nelson Mandela the same week as a forgiving leader. To be sure, Obasanjo does not have the forgiving spirit of Mandela….  For the FULL text of this commentary, click here

Nigeria’s Federal Republic of Insecurity. By Chido Nwangwu, Publisher of USAfrica, and the Nigeria360 e-group. : IF any of the Nigerian President’s 100 advisers has the polite courage for the extraordinary task of reminding His Excellency of his foremost, sworn, constitutional obligation to the national interest about security and safety of Nigerians and all who sojourn in Nigeria, please whisper clearly to Mr. President that I said, respectfully: Nigerians, at home and abroad, are still concerned and afraid for living in what I call Nigeria’s Federal Republic of Insecurity. FULL text of commentary at

Obama’s Africa agenda, our business and democracy. By Chido Nwangwu, Publisher of and CLASS magazine and The Black Business Journal


USAfrica: Awolowo’s Starvation Policy against Biafrans and the Igbo requires apology not attacks on Achebe. By Francis Adewale.

Why Chinua Achebe, the Eagle on the Iroko, is Africa’s writer of the century. By Chido Nwangwu, Publisher of USAfrica, and first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the internet


How and Why Romney beat Obama in first presidential debate. By Chido Nwangwu, Publisher of USAfrica.

Jonathan’s Boko Haram problem and firing of Ringim. By Chido Nwangwu

Related insight: USAfrica’s October 17, 2001 special report/alert: Nigeria’s bin-Laden cheerleaders could ignite religious war, destabilize Africa. By USAfrica’s Publisher Chido Nwangwu.

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