Dear Sir, I think the issue of Awolowo is over bloated. I think it diminishes the Igbo stature as a people to join issues with dark activities of a mere cabinet minister under an inexperienced military regime of the era. The war was fought without rules and at a time global enlightenment was low and the nation has since moved on. What ever happened in that war should be seen as a sacrifice of the Igbo made to retain peace, justice, fairness and equity in Nigeria.
The Igbo example should educate generations of Nigeria to stand up against evil at any time without let or fear! This is what the Igbo should pursue not finger pointing. Some cowards who brand themselves progressives should look at the mother of all sacrifices bequeathed to our nation in pursuit of peace and fairness in the early years and know who the real progressives are. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Jimanze, my brother, see Gowon, he is barely remembered as a relevant ex-president of Nigeria. He therefore junkets the whole country deceiving himself and likes with a non-effective so called ‘Nigeria prays’. He is already paying for his mass murder of 2m Ndi Igbo. Most of us are easily deceived with ‘prayers’. Gullibility! Pls AHIA ZUWA! Mike, PHC
Dear Sir, My brother Jimanze, thank you for your “Thursday-Thursday” medicine that cures mis-information, half-truths and outright lies.Your book,”Nigeria; The Future in Ruins”always makes my day each time I read it.
I recommend your column “The Turf Game” to all these blood-suckers parading [themselves] as rulers[we never had/have leaders] to read and understand that we all have right to live. And can never be forced to see things through their narrow prism. May your pen never cease flowing and your days long.God will protect you. Chukwu Norbert. South Africa
Dear Sir, I write to commend you on your well researched and educative column in today’s SUN (continuation of last week’s topic). I must confess that I am an ardent follower of your column” THE TURF GAME” for its unique and indepth analysis of chosen topics. Thanks so much for correcting the distorted facts about the Igbo and making the whole world to understand and always see the Igbo from the contest of thier idealogy and republican way of life. May you continue to grow from strenght to strenght in good health…ise email@example.com
Dear Sir, Alowes Jimanze’s style is informed, trenchant and truculent. He brings in unusual insights into the National question. His Clash of Titans or Civilization? unveils the subliminal workings of the psyche of two major tribes. He brought light instead of heat into the brouhaha raised by Achebe’s telling of truth. Achebe is the last Mohican in a nation where truth is tinged with the colour of tribe. I also add that to the Igbo, Ogu operates side by side with Ofo. Ogu is the moral force, that potent spur of righteousness, according to John Munonye, that drives the innocent against his tormentor. Agu Onwuzuruoha. 08034034878.
Dear Sir, Thanks. I have eaten the golden Kolanut. Okenwa Alaba Int’l Market Lagos 08033359507.
Dear Sir, A Clash of Titans of Civilizations? Idea-filled piece. Keep it up. 08067666146
Dear Sir, Please more of this deep knowledge in your The Turf Game in today Daily Sun. Thanks and may your pen never run dry. Barr. Tony Onuorah. Awka. 08034717154.
Dear Sir I salute your deep insights, your keener analysis and your freshening up lines. Sir may your pen never run dry. From Chigozie. Onitsha. 08032115238.
Dear Sir, I have long said I do to The Turf Game and no circumstances can change my decision. Jim may you live long. 08067810754.
Dear Sir, well written article, so interesting. Though, to be frank, I read it twice to fully appreciate the message you passed across. 08030961549.
Dear Jimanze, you have fired your riffles on target in your article in the Daily Sun of 18-10-12. Your pen is stronger than Gowon tyranny. Keep it up. Good day 08166211126
Dear Sir, the brave one, fire on. Ahiazuwa God bless you. 08033624433
Dear Jimanze, A Yoruba adage says that the source of a child determines his utterances and relationship with others. So when a child from no known genealogical source arrogates to knowledge of another tribes source to himself and goes awash with his ignorance by defacing the value of a better sourced tribe, the best way to treat him is to ignore his display of enlightened ignorance which he uses to launder his tribes imaginary genealogy. Who does not know about a Nigerian tribe that claims to be Israelites though black; just for tribal source. They migrate across the world defacing every location that harbours them with their inhuman conducts and claiming to be indigenes of such places; with their home land left to rot. Ofo equalization formular at fraud? Why would a decent breed worry about such a clot talking mischief about other’s metaphysical source when he lacks one? Lai Ashadele. 07067677806.
Dear Sir, you have been taking me on intellectual excursions. You are too much. From Agbasonu Stanley. Surulere Lagos. 08032227402.
Dear Sir, please be less ambiguous in your writing. And respect Men of God. Thank you Sir. 08061635458.
Dear Sir, Ethnic Politics is a serious gale on Nigeria. Achebe is an intellectual par excellence and needs to be celebrated likewise Awo. The Igbo nation must be contrite about Biafra, but history must be written with accuracy. Kessim Abuja 07036991406.
Dear Sir, your column today in which it was conjectured that Yoruba is Ogboni and Ogboni is Yoruba was highly captivating as it was an intellectual discourse. I had to read it twice to understand the contextual usage of the word Ogboni. In fact, the earlier the hammer is hit on the nail the better the nail will learn to stick to the wood. A big Ahiazuwa. 07039535745
Dear Sir, The Yoruba should not take Chinua Achebe’s revelation against Chief Obafemi Awolowo act during the war as an insult, but as a lesson. They say truth always is bitter. Professor Achebe was not a kid during the war. He knew everything about the war from genesis to revelation. It is time Yoruba apologises to Ndigbo on behalf of respected Chief Awolowo rather than defending him. Chuka Nworom. Umukabia. Abia State 08062887535
Dear Jimanze, as usual I wait till Thursday to draw my final conclusion in the event of any controversy. Again as usual a Daniel has come to judgment. Those who are crying because a great book was written should save themselves the tears. We must read it and yours, Ogboni or no Ogboni. Uzorechi Eze. 08033057004.
Dear Sir, Truth is constant, never fears and it is for the truly creative not the hordes of imposters, mediocre that dominate our clime. Truth is faultless, so stand by it. Keep it up. 08034714554.
Dear Sir, Alowes Jimanze writes on history’s wall with so much erudition, missionary zeal and panache. He moves through anthropology, history and literature with the nimble agility of Atilogwu dancers or a Ninjinsky if you liked. His Clash of Civilization or Titans 2, is a moral cudgel to a nation that refuses to move away from ethnic jingoism. Agu Oznwuzuruoha. 08034034878.
Dear Sir, A Clash of Titans or Civilizations? 2. equals Dimkpa (excellence). May your ink never run dry. 08135711267.
Dear Sir, from a writer’s style and tone, a discerning mind can tell one or two things about the writer’s depth, conviction and integrity. Indeed, you write with depth, conviction and integrity. A Clash of Titans or Civilizations is a masterpiece, a scholarly and patriotic piece. The truth illuminates and liberates. Kudos. Prophet Ade Osijo. 08028615237
Dear brother, God will continue to bless you as you speak the truth and dam the consequences. It baffles me some times when we place emphasis on Awolowo and ignore Gowon as the Chief culprit in the genocide that consumed 2 million innocent Igbo. Gowon should be tried for crimes against humanity. Just like Hitler, posterity will not judge him well for the atrocities he committed. 08068198016
Dear Sir, thank you for your great work: A Clash of Titans or Civilizations? May God bless great minds like yours .Gowon has blood spilling out of his anus. Udo 08131886630
Dear Sir, Re – A Clash of Titans or Civilizations? I can only say thank you for the courage to say the truth! Barth Eburu. Abuja. 08036647581
Dear brother, A Clash of titans or Civilizations 1&2 is quintessential you. Well done my brother. Oji Ofo ga na no doubt. Chief (Barr) Chris Adimora. 08037196060
Dear Sir, I am not interested in your write-up, but on how the Igbo and the Yoruba can write and produce an Igbo President. Awo has gone and Achebe is on his way out; maybe he loves to leave behind a divided Igbo and Yoruba behind. Let’s talk about Unity and love. You may say a good thing at a wrong time. This is not the best for this. 08037131871
Dear Sir, your piece titled: A Clash of Titans or Civilizations? is in depth analytical and exuding intelligence, brilliance and erudition. I concur that it will take a great deal of brainstorming to integrate a civilization, which worships man (and elevates him to the pedestal of gods) and another one, which does not regard the gods as too powerful (or they be told the species of trees they are made from) let alone man 08034205517
Dear Jimanze, Your write-ups are always educating us and I treasure your presentations. Your labour is not in vain for the Ofo Ndigbo has been raised (Obiekunie) and the rising of the Ofo is settled. Ahiazuwa. 080336323704
Dear Sir, Thank you for hitting the nail right. Gowon is the Mass Murderer in Chief. Okorocha does not know that what he is doing. 08163709070.
Dear Jimanze, Thanks for today’s outing. I will add that on the trans-ethnic meta-physics to save Nigeria, ordinary, illiterate folks living together have pretty better metaphysics than our elites. But not to worry, nature abhors everlasting evil. 08035617260
Dear Jimanze, Just to say keep it up. You are right in fearing extermination by Gowon and or state or their agents. But God will frustrate such moves. Don’t lose steam however. Patrick. 08176390514.
Dear Sir, which planet, world or galaxy are you from? Your intellectual and intelligent perceptions expose our many deceptions. Ahiazuwa. 07032976117
Dear Sir, Another one from the master craftsman. Thank you as I wait for more. 08184369359.
Dear Jimanze, I read with heavy heart your write-up on Daily Sun of 25–10-12. You have said it all “Rochas Okorocha is dancing on the graves of the dead, trading on the blood of his own people for power (that will surely elude him) for votes and for office. Time will surely tell. Anyanwu Ikechukwu. Lagos. 08037014791
Dear Sir, I agree with the piece that General Yakubu Gowon is the Mass Murderer and Genocidist in Chief. Amos Ejimonye, Isuikwuato. Abia State. 08039727512
Dear Sir, I admire Rochas Okorocha even when he presents a personality without deep thoughts. Even if Okorocha was born in the 1970s, stories about Kwashiokor and the preceding pogrom in the North are enough to have drummed the guilt of Gowon into Okorocha’s ears. As a vote seeker Okorocha should always look at the roof before fetching fire. Gowon should be told no amount of prayer across. Nigeria will cleanse murderers of millions of defenseless Igbo children. 08086221056
Dear Jimanze, the more you write on Awo/Achebe issue, the more you prove your deep tribal bias. What is our first, great, fundamental and subsisting mistake in a deliberate coup designed by Igbo military men, led by Nzeogwu, to subjugate other tribes? That obviously was a ridiculous claim by a man of your intellect. Lai Ashadele. Lagos. 07067677806.
Dear Sir, I can’t stop reflecting on this great philosophical treatise, A Clash of Titans or Civilizations? God bless you real good. 08034205517
Dear Sir, I thought there was a dearth of pound for pound intellectual writers in the Nigerian media, till I read you. Reading you did rouse the buds in me, Sir! 08039301164
Dear Sir, what friends from other African countries ask is how come Nigerians so hate the Igbo, and yet inching to die to keep them in one Nigeria. I had no reasonable answer o! 08096349435
Dear Sir, If Zik is iwe, i am iwe too. And if mbakwe is mba i am mba too. K. O. Mbadiwe was saying that he could withstand a combination of Zik and Mbakwe politically. Thanks. You are worth reading. 08033624433.
Dear Sir, your write up of 25th October is well understood. Please help me tell Gowon that his hands are full of blood and that God does not answer a prayer of such a person. He should stop wasting his time. 07066458963