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April 22, 2018

GENERAL ACHUZIA: Great Spirit They Could Not break!

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  (A Tribute) When last I saw General Achuzia at the Hospital, I had observed “His breath is strong and steady!” A strong and steady Spirit is a fair encapsulation of who Odogwu Achuzia; Ogbueshi naabo, was. Achuzia strongly and steadily sacrificed his comfort and life for what the Ahiara Declaration, which he like General Emeka Ojukwu, whose alter ego he was, strongly believed in, had styled “A republic where the Blackman can stand proud”. For this principled stand, everything was done by adversaries to break his spirit. Achuzia died a model to Igbo youth, Biafran youth and all youths…

Re-at-homing Chinua Achebe or Rectishaping our World

The Most Rev. Anthony J. V. Obinna Catholic Archbishop of Oweerri was personally at Awka  Anambra State on Wedeneday May 22 at Ekwueme Square to deliver a tribute to the world renowned novelist and 1999 Odenigbo Lecturer, late Prof. Chinualumogu Albert Achebe. Below is the full text of the tribute When in July 1997 I traveled to Barry College, Annandale, New York, to invite our revered Professor Chinua Achebe to visit Owerri in 1999 and deliver that year’s lecture in the Odenigbo series initiated by me in 1996 I could never have imagined what that invitation would mean for Chinua…