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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Anambra Media Summit and NUJ’s Rebirth

Last Tuesday and Wednesday, Awka, the Anambra State capital, bubbled for the right reasons. All roads led to Dora Akunyili Women’s Development Centre for the maiden Media Summit by the Anambra State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, led by Comrade Emmanuel Ifesinachi. The two-day event drew the crème de la crème of resource persons in Nigeria, who ...

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Theme: If not God, I wonder what I would have been today

Our reflection this month of April is anchored by Rev. Fr Anthony Ikechukwu Ezeogamba, a senior lecturer at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam Campus, and a part time lecturer at both the Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA) in Port Harcourt and Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB). Ordained for the Catholic Diocese of Awka, Fr Ezeogamba has a number ...

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Cynthia Osukogu, the Youth and Social Media

Sometime in 2012, Nigerians woke up to the heart rending news of the murder of a 25 year old undergraduate of Nasarawa State University, Cynthia Osukogu, daughter of a retired army general, by some boys in a hotel room in Lagos. She had visited the boys in Lagos despite never meeting them physically before, but merely through a social media ...

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Our Dignity, Our Nation & Our Citizenship

A Statement of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria 1: The Struggle for Citizenship Since the end of Nigeria’s tragic civil war, at no other time in the history of our dear country has the issue of our common citizenship been subjected to more strain. We have witnessed the ubiquity and the rising profiles of ethnic militias and their increasing ...

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Obiano @ Three

Last Friday, March 17, 201marked exactly three years that Chief Willie Obiano took over as the governor of Anambra State from his predecessor, Peter Obi. The handover which formally took place at Ekwueme Square, Awka, witnessed the largest turn out of people in the history of the state. Obiano mounted the saddle on the back of a heavy burden of ...

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Xenophobic Attacks: An Antidote

The issue on the front burner of public discourse in Nigeria lately has been the attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa. Xenophobia is the extreme dislike or fear of strangers or foreigners by an indigenous population. In the recent attacks, many Nigerians living in South Africa were reportedly killed, while the lucky ones had their property looted. This is ...

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Southeast Governors Forum: Task before Umahi

Last Sunday in Enugu, two good things happened to the Igbo Nation. They were the resuscitation of the comatose Southeast Governors Forum and the reconciliation of Governors Willie Obiano and Rochas Okorocha of Anambra and Imo States. These are two events that will no doubt go a long way in repositioning the Southeast at this critical time in her history. ...

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