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A tribute to Maduka
Charles Uzoma Maduka stepped up to the podium to receive an award for his service and significant contributions to the Igbo.Unremittingly, accolade rained on Charles Uzoma Maduka, a practicing attorney, a former prosecutor, and the current legal adviser of Pan Ndi-Igbo Foundation USA, Inc. as he received a coveted award from Igbo Community Association of Nigeria DFW, Inc.
In an opening prayer and referring to the attitude of the Igbo
, Princeton Abaraoha invoked, "We've forgotten you [God] in our way of life and the way we treat each other."Reminding the audience about the Igbo disunity that characterized our mind-set, some people nodded in agreement.
Admirably, in receiving his
award, Charles Maduka
magnanimously said, "On behalf of my family I thank Ndi-Igbo for this honor.
worked diligently and selflessly for Igbo cause and deserved to be recognized by his
moment received a rave review.According to Atty.
...Charles U. Maduka
, a legal luminary in Dallas/Ft.Worth, Texas, was a former Assistant District Attorney, the first known and only Nigerian to do so in the state of Texas.He has an MBA and has a passion for public service.While he was the president of the Igbo Community in Dallas/Ft.
Worth, Texas, he
initiated restructuring the umbrella organization, giving parochial organizations complete control of the Igbo group.He is an advocate for women.He
empowered women to run and win elections in the once male-dominated organization.He
instituted the first Business Award Banquet that is held annually and championed the 2000 World Igbo Congress Convention
as the most successful WIC convention.As a member of the Board of World Igbo Congress
consistently advocated for meaningful changes in the organization.Charles
made a political foray in Nigeria when he
campaigned and ran for the House seat for the Nnewi North & South Federal Constituency.His
experiences are the subject of a book he
intends to write.He
is married to Gloria Oby (Atuchukwu) Maduka with 5 children.Charles is currently the President of Ochi LGA Association of D/FW.An eminent legal practitioner in the state and a true firebrand, Charles serves as the legal adviser of many organizations including PNF USA and is the Chairman of the 2005 Pan Igbo Conference Panning Committee.
It was Charles Uzoma Maduka, the Chairman of the 3rd annual Pan Igbo Conference Planning Committee and Legal Adviser of the Pan Ndi-Igbo Foundation USA, Inc. ( PNF USA), that set the tone of the conference. [More About pan]
Maduka's parents - Charles ...
Maduka's parents - Charles Maduka, a lawyer, and Gloria, a pharmacist - are his inspirations.
had just returned home from work when he
received Newby's call.
"I told him 'I'm coming,'" Charles Maduka
was conscious and alert after getting to the hospital.
parents with phone calls while asking to see his
enrolled at Tulsa in the summer of 2009, he
was a 17-year-old boy.
leaving the campus as an educated 22-year-old man.
In between, he
was a fun-loving student-athlete who once stayed up all night watching a video to teach himself the Shuffle Dance.
was a video game fanatic who mastered Guitar Hero.
always had a smile for his
numerous friends at school.
While it's Maduka's hope that he
may play basketball again, it appears he's
accepted it may not be possible.
His future now includes a June 3 start date as a completion engineer for Halliburton.
"The illness, I don't believe it will affect him any more than this," Charles Maduka
Be it Jerome Azubuko, Sylvanus Nsofor, ...
Be it Jerome Azubuko, Sylvanus Nsofor, Chuka Nwosu, Charles Maduka - the lawyer behind the outlaw, Acho Arobuchi - the pen-pusher who will not disclose his association with Yar'Adua Campaign, Ikenna Ellis-Ezenekwe, etc., all flirting with evil, learning the tricks of the trade.