Africa: The man fighting for independence of Biafra… from a flat in Peckham

The man fighting for independence of Biafra… from a flat in Peckham Britain, which had drawn Nigeria’s borders arbitrarily, had little patience with locals trying to reshape colonial frontiers. London backed Nigeria’s army in strangling Biafra at birth, supplying weapons and turning a blind eye to a military blockade that resulted in the starvation of about a million people. Long […]

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Africa: Family to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Odumegwu Ojukwu’s Death

By Akinwale Akintunde The Ojukwu family will Tuesday celebrate the life and times of Sir Odumegwu Ojukwu, who died on September 13, 1966 at Nkalagu after a heart attack. Odumegwu Ojukwu, a businessman from Obiuno Umudim, Nnewi, was the first and founding President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange as well as Chairman of the defunct African Continental Bank (ACB). He […]

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African Taiwan: Nnewi and the industrialisation of Nigeria

Prof. Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu Moghalu, former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and a Professor of International Business and Public Policy, Tufts University, USA writes on the place of Nnewi, the commercial nerve centre of Anambra State. I am a proud indigene of Nnewi, an ancient town in Anambra State populated by industrious and resourceful men, women and children, […]

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