Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

 

Category Archives: There Was A Time

Police Action: The Beginning of the War

On 6 July 1967, Gowon launched a “police action” to retake the secessionist territory. Not because Nigeria wanted the Igbos back into the federated fold but because they wanted the oil in the Eastern region. That was why Gowon created

Land of the Rising Sun: Police Action

Police Action. On 6 July 1967, Gowon launched a “police action” to retake the secessionist territory. Not because Nigeria wanted the Igbos back into the federated fold but because they wanted the oil in the Eastern region. That was why

Land of the Rising Sun 

Land of the rising sun suddenly overtook war cries as the sounds of war cries faded in the horizon. Many former easterners now Biafrans saw their new nation as the land of the rising sun. They saw the sun rise

Reactions to breakaway! Or Secession!!

After reading Ojukwu’s speech on the Declaration of Biafra, I discovered that the part of the speech that appealed to me and will remain memorable in my mind from when I was eleven years old was the part where he

Biafra: Declaration of Independence | May 30, 1967

Lt. Col. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Military Governor of the Eastern Region (Eastern Nigeria) appears on the Eastern Nigerian Television (ENTV) in the capital, Enugu – and announced the secession of Eastern Nigeria from the Federal Republic of Nigeria – and

Breakaway! | Or secession?

BOOKS . There was a Time | By Nnamdi Ebo.     Breakaway! | Or secession?   Photo: Lt. Col. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Military Governor of the Eastern Region of Nigeria (left) & Lt. Col. Yakubu (Jack) Gowon, Head of State of the Federal

Death Trains Arrive…

BOOKS . There was a Time | By Nnamdi Ebo. As the pogrom in the north progressed, the death trains with whole and mutilated bodies; men and women, children, mutilated and living inya miris arrived with regularity in all the train stations and hubs

War Cries

BOOKS . There was a Time | By Nnamdi Ebo. War Cries soon filled everywhere as crowds took to the streets of Enugu, Onitsha, Aba, Owerri, Umuahia, Port Harcourt and other Igbo towns in the Eastern region. People were aggrieved that the Federal government

Republic of Oduduwa?

BOOKS . There was a Time | By Nnamdi Ebo. At this time, the Calabar prison had a VIP guest in one of its cells. This prisoner became a pawn in a chess game playing out. Gowon wanted him on his side and Ojukwu

On Aburi We Stand: Requiem for Aburi Accord

BOOKS . There was a Time | By Nnamdi Ebo.  Photo: Lt. Col. Yakubu Gowon, Nigerian Head of State (left) & Lt. Col. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Military Governor of Eastern Nigeria (right) | Eating & smiling during the meeting in Aburi, Ghana | 1967.