Biafra, officially the Republic of Biafra, was a secessionist state in south-eastern Nigeria that existed from 30 May 1967 to 15 January 1970, taking its name from the Bight of Biafra (the Atlantic bay to its south)

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Ojukwu: Day the exile returned home

  From the desperate, dark days of a dying Biafra, to the ecstasy of his return from exile in the then Ivory Coast, OBINWA NNAJI, reminisces on another high point of the Chuwkwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu story It is difficult to adequately capture the ecstasy which surrounded the return of General Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu to Nigeria, without […]

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Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu the Alpha and the Omega of modern Nigeria,

  General Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu died last weekend. His death brings to a certain climax the drama of a true, modern Nigerian epic. Olusegun Obasanjo was right this time in describing Ojukwu’s death as “the end of an era.” At the passing of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu described Zik as “the Alpha and the […]

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Force behind Biafran republic breakaway

  Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu stamped an indelible mark on the Nigerian psyche in the 1960s, leading the Igbos of eastern Nigeria into an ultimately disastrous attempt at secession in the aftermath of coups and pogroms. He remained a hero and symbol of self-reliance in his home region until his death last week at the age of […]

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OJUKWU At 11, he assaulted a white British colonial teacher for humiliating a black woman at King’s College

  Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu was a Nigerian military officer and politician. He served as the military governor of the Eastern Region of Nigeria in 1966, the leader of the breakaway Republic of Biafra from 1967 to 1970 and a leading Nigerian politician from 1983 to 2011, when he died, aged 78. Ojukwu came into national prominence […]

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Odumegwu-Ojukwu had no reason to apologise for civil war’

FOLLOWING claims by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that he discussed the possibility of the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu apologising to Nigerians over the Civil War, a family member of the Ikemba Nnewi, Chief Anthony Udemefuna Ojukwu, has described the claim as “a huge falsehood.” According to the 72-year-old legal practitioner, at no time did President […]

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Time for Igbo renaissance, Ohanaeze tells Ndigbo • Ojukwu, symbol of struggle -Okonjo-Iweala

  Ohaneze Ndigbo, the apex socio-cultural organization of Ndigbo, yesterday told all its kinsmen to use the celestial departure of Ikemba, Dim Odimegwu-Ojukwu to rejig the process of reigniting Igbo political, social and economical renaissance. In a statement, Chairman, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Federal Capital Territory , Nwabueze Obi, expressed deep concern for the demise of the […]