Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

June 6, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

High School Graduation

High School Graduation for Two Chibok Girls I was reminded again of the 276 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram from their school in Chibok, northern Nigeria. Their abduction led to the hashtag campaign “#BringBackOurGirls.” I thought just a few had … Continue reading

May 5, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Nigerian Politics in Crisis?

Love Does Not Win Elections Feyi Fawehinmi, contributor to the Guardian, an online Nigerian publication, writes about Ayisha Osori’s forthcoming book, Love Does Not Win Elections, about Nigerian Politics. He says, “I’ll go out on a limb and say this is … Continue reading

May 22, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Second Chibok Girl?

Second Chibok Girl? Just two days after the news of a Chibok girl found wandering in the forest, when she was being taken to meet President Buhari, there was news of another. That news is being challenged. There seems no … Continue reading

January 15, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Step It Up and Other News

Step It Up I flew to Miami, Florida this afternoon for the bi-annual board meeting of the USNC UN Women, the United States National Committee for United Nations Women. Our meeting starts Saturday morning and finishes at noon on Sunday. … Continue reading

October 7, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Seven Wonders of Igbo Culture

Igbo Culture, so Rich  Igbo culture is rich, varied, and full of wonders. Many of you already know my story and how I came to be part of Igbo life. For a quick introduction, you can look at my bio. … Continue reading

May 28, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Four Challenges for Buhari

Four Key Challenges Max Siollun shared photos of Buhari and Jonathan together as Jonathan showed his successor through the presidential compound. I took one of his photos to share with you – thank you, Max. Buhari campaigned against corruption, mismanagement, … Continue reading

May 24, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Memorial Day

Tide Turning Max Siollun is a Nigerian journalist and historian. I’ve quoted him before. He shared his story in The Guardian about Boko Haram and how the fight has changed. Now it is Boko Haram that is on the run, … Continue reading

April 18, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe


Igbo Women and Feminism Three Nigerians, and not just Nigerians, but Igbos, and not just Igbos, but two Igbo women and one man! made Time’s list of 100 Most Influential People in the world. I read this on the first day … Continue reading

April 2, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Nigeria’s Election

Major Genera, now President Elect, Muhammadu Buhari Buhari is the Winner! I watched the Nigerian election results with my husband Clem and our older son Chinaku who is visiting from Nigeria. We were all thrilled with the result. When we heard … Continue reading

February 21, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Elections, Prejudice, and Influence

Campaign Video? I watched a YouTube video about Nigeria and Boko Haram called “COUNTER INSURGENCY OPERATION: The Gains and Prospects,” from Max Siollun’s website. The video opens on five men in uniform, most white, at the back of a truck … Continue reading