How a Political and Economic Integration Can Transform Igboland into an African Economic Hub

by Chinedu George Nnawetanma

https://ynaija.com/opinion-political-economic-integration-path-transforming-igboland-african-economic-hub/

Igboland is an ethnocultural region in the present-day southeastern Nigeria. It differs from the South East Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria in that it encompasses both the zone and other adjoining territories of the eponymous Igbo ethnic group.

With an estimated 35 million inhabitants, it is comparable to the US state of California in population and would be the 12th most populous country in Africa were it independent, surpassing the likes of Ghana, Angola, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Senegal and Zambia.

A repository of natural resources, including coal, natural gas, petroleum and arable land, in addition to its wealth of human capital, Igboland is well-equipped to become one of Africa’s foremost engines of growth and development. However, repeated failures in optimising these human and natural resources have seen it serially underachieve. Continue reading “How a Political and Economic Integration Can Transform Igboland into an African Economic Hub”

Is This Young Igbo Girl America’s Next Obama?

If she becomes America’s next star senator, governor or even America’s first female president, remember na i guru maka ya n’eba (na Igbodefender.com). Biko nu, guo maka this girl below:

Antonia Okafor is one of America’s foremost advocates of concealed carry on campus. In 2015, Antonia made a permanent mark in the second amendment community, when she became the Southwest Regional Director for Students for Concealed Carry on Campus(SCCC), where she advocated for the passing and successful implementation of the concealed carry on campus in Texas law known as, “campus carry.”

The National Rifle Association (NRA) took notice of her activism and had her star in one of their “Freedom’s Safest Place” commercials, a national campaign that highlights the diversity of NRA members. A current graduate student at the University of Texas at Dallas, Antonia shows no signs of slowing down.

Read more about her rising political profile here and here.

It was not Mungo Park that discovered the River Niger (Mungo Park abuhi onye choputara Oshimmili Niger)

They will teach you that a white man called Mungo Park discovered River Niger. That is rubbish!

Our people fished in the Niger long before Mungo Park’s grandfather was born. But in your exam, write that it was Mungo Park,” says Odenigbo (Half a Yellow Sun).
Note: We must decolonise our minds, culture, history and education so that in future, school children in Igboland and Africa will be taught that our own ancestors discovered our part of the Niger River and not some uninvited guest from Europe.”

But come to think of it, how could these people possibly say Mungo Park discovered River Niger? And what happened to our ancestors who lived around the bank of the river Continue reading “It was not Mungo Park that discovered the River Niger (Mungo Park abuhi onye choputara Oshimmili Niger)”

Aba Nwere Ezigbo Ohere I Kupu China Na Manufacturing- Acting President Yemi Osinbajo

Acting President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has commended the Inspiring Equianoism of Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu which is typified in his dogged approach in promoting  Made-in-Aba goods, saying that Nigeria would stop relying on China for manufactured goods if the Igbo manufacturing centre of Aba was given national priority.

Osinbajo also said Aba was “very strategic and important to the country in terms of manufacturing and production.” Continue reading “Aba Nwere Ezigbo Ohere I Kupu China Na Manufacturing- Acting President Yemi Osinbajo”