Opinion

Monthly Archives: January 2018

Corporal Punishment in Schools

Last Sunday, pictures of secondary school students of a Nasarawa school were shown on TV where they were being flogged brutally by a teacher. Their crime? They came late to school on the first day of resumption. They were being flogged, not on their palms or buttocks, as is often the style, but they were smacked on their backs; both ...

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Cattle Colony And Colonization

Yesterday night I had a fierce battle with cows and a herdsman in my dream. I was comfortably coming into my compound to have a rest after the day’s activities. Behold some cows and their herder ambushed me at the gate. The cows were looking so fierce. Their horns were looking like sharp swords. The herder was carrying a loaded ...

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My Untold Story

My name is Amina Ibrahim. A native of Garu Chibok Town, Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State, Nigeria. I am a Christian. I am a girl child and I love that identity. I am this girl with great passion for life. I love the Philosophy of life that says, ‘in every impossibility, there is possibility’. I guess that’s what ...

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A Day Out with Primus Odili

The Anambra State election has come and gone and the win was landslide for the incumbent Governor Willie Obiano while the losers have been very gallant in their loss. All in all, Anambrarians are happy that life has returned to normal and at the same time, expectant that the second journey our governor just embarked on will yield better fruits ...

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Fides Gave Me a Second Home

By Egodi Nkiruka Okeke My name is Egodi Nkiruka Okeke, from Orumba North L.G.A. I had finished my OND in Computer Science at Federal Polytechnic, Oko and in search of a place to undergo my one year Student industrial Working Experiences (SIWES). I had known fides by virtue of their weekly bulletin and Newspaper till my elder sister advised I ...

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Introducing Chairman Christian Chukwu, Nigeria’s Football Icon

The success story of Nigeria’s Sports cannot be complete if the name of Mr. Christian Chukwuemeka Chukwu is not included. Chukwu, a native of Obe in Nkanu West LGA of Enugu State, bestrode Nigeria’s soccer like a colossus in his playing days which saw him play for Rangers International of Enugu and the national team, the then Green Eagles and ...

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Refusal of Land for Building Churches

Anthony Cardinal Okogie, the Emeritus Catholic Archbishop of Lagos has expressed concern that the country’s political leaders give precedence to their political fortunes over the security and welfare of the people of the country. The Cardinal’s condemnation was contained in a statement issued in Lagos, recently. While condemning in strong terms, kidnapping and other criminal activities taking place in different ...

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Obasanjo, Nigeria’s Unlikely Hero

I’ve never really made up my mind on Olusegun Obasanjo, former military head of state, as well as former president of Nigeria. He is somebody that is really difficult to decode. At one moment he sounds heroic, and at another, he sounds like a villain. When he was president, he condoned the rascality of some politicians in Anambra State which ...

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Introducing Chairman Christian Chukwu, Nigeria’s Football Icon

The success story of Nigeria’s Sports cannot be complete if the name of Mr. Christian Chukwuemeka Chukwu is not included. Chukwu, a native of Obe in Nkanu West LGA of Enugu State, bestrode Nigeria’s soccer like a colossus in his playing days which saw him play for Rangers International of Enugu and the national team, the then Green Eagles and ...

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