Opinion

Monthly Archives: December 2017

Hike in Fuel Price, Why Now?

Suddenly, petrol stations across the country have started witnessing either long queues or selling petrol at high prices. With the Yuletide period fast approaching, many Nigerians see the current energy situation as a playing out of what has become a yearly ritual, being that such crisis is usually recorded at this time of the year. While the Federal Government owned ...

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My Beloved Emmanuel

A certain couple was quarrelling over the name to be given to the baby in the womb day after day, when they were not yet sure of the safe delivery. The members of their inner family gathered to settle the dispute. The eldest among them chided them for quarrelling over the future. To pacify the husband and the expectant wife ...

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Life of an Ex-convict

A few months ago, Iwas talking with an acquaintance from the Nigerian Army about the youth and social behaviours. We talked about drugs and addiction and he suddenly asked me a very unexpected questions “HOW CAN YOU REMOVE THE STIGMA OF AN EX-CONVICT IN THE SOCEITY?” For a few seconds, I was speechless. I never expected such question from him, ...

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Celebrating Emma Ewekechi…Best Fides Worker 2017

Every year, the Fides management finds ways of motivating their teeming workers by way of remuneration and other little manners of compensation. The one thing that has become very interesting, however, is the assessment done by the workers themselves where they fill a questionnaire in order to rate the performance of their colleagues. In the questionnaire, a lot of categories ...

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INNOSON: Nkea Bu Kwa Nke Anyi O!

If you are looking for one of the greatest Igbo business men, if not the best, that man is Chief Innocent Chukwuma. From a humble beginning as a tyre merchant in Nnewi, he slowly became an authority in the importation, and later, assembling of motorcycle parts. When he conquered that aspect, he veered into what has catapulted him to the ...

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The Problem of SARS is the Problem of Police itself

Last Monday was indeed an intriguing day for ordinary citizens in Anambra State. It was a day two prominent groups trooped out at different venues in response to the on-going debate in the country over the retention or otherwise of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the police. While one group backed the retention of the outfit, but with ...

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Crossing the Border…Emeka Ikezu’s Story II

Today, I bring to you all, the concluding part of the true life experiences of Emeka Golden Ikezu. It is a story that is full of lessons for our youths who are desperate to travel overseas. Emeka travelled to Europe through the desert but survived to tell his story… I will also help them to go to school and give ...

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Imo State and Okorocha’s Impunity

For the better part of a year now, tales of the absurd have been emanating from Imo State. From non-payment of workers’ salaries to wasting the state’s scant resources on the erection of statues of local and African leaders, the state has become the butt of caricature on social media and elsewhere. But if Nigerians thought they had seen and ...

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