Ndubuisi Ekekwe’s Vanguard Interview Out on Wednesday

Ndubuisi Ekekwe’s Vanguard Interview Out on Wednesday

Few hours ago, I finished a long interview with the Vanguard. Get a copy on Wednesday (July 3rd). It is a very detailed interview that would take a full page.  You will read about the beautiful Ovim, my village in Abia State, which does not leave any child behind. Our legendary farm road (Agbongele Ugwunta) where any person can visit, harvest anything and enjoy, but never take any home. I planted a pear there while in the village to ensure the tradition continues. It is the community’s last strategy to ensure no one sleeps hungry! Then the typical – sharing the kinsmen kola nuts with former governors, making success very common. Then, more – Pick a copy.

Vanguard and Punch are special to me. Both published an open letter I wrote many years ago just out of secondary school. I had enrolled in FUTO but before matriculation I was told that UNN had effected for me to move to UNN. I had never applied to UNN and was happy with FUTO’s three degrees in one in EEE with option in ECE. I was among the top JAMB scorers that year and UNN felt I belonged therein.

UNN made a strong case but gave up after Vanguard and Punch published my open letter.  So, talking to Vanguard brings that memory of the power to help a small boy.

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4 thoughts on “Ndubuisi Ekekwe’s Vanguard Interview Out on Wednesday

  1. Some interesting revelations there, your Ovim can also lay some claim as a conflation of tradition and civilization; a sort of paragon of virtue when it comes to human development.

    For any good practice to endure, it must have some element of initiation, where every member of the community is instilled with the values and tradition they hold very dear. Kids need to be properly brought up, what you see at the political scenes isn’t different from what is happening in various communities and groups; the decadence is palpable.

    And the boy from Ovim is now a thought leader, scholar of global dimensions; plus a businessman (very important). Congratulations!

    Do everything possible to develop your mind, and if you are lucky to enjoy good health of the body; then you are sound indeed.

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    1. “Some interesting revelations there, your Ovim can also lay some claim as a conflation of tradition and civilization; a sort of paragon of virtue when it comes to human development.” We do have it in the community. It is there, and I invite you to visit.

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