Monthly Archives: February 2018

Amidst the Pyeongchang Games, Remembering Korea’s Martyrs

As the 2018 Winter Olympic Games continue in Pyeongchang, the world is watching Korea for more than just sports. The sister of North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un, was present at the games’ opening ceremony where athletes from both Koreas marched together under an inter-Korean flag. Vice President Mike Pence stated that U.S. policy will remain unchanged after his trip ...

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Remembering Christian Madu, Nigeria’s Football Legend

he football world remain grateful to Christian Madu for the sacrifice he made for our country. He is popularly called ‘Gabu’. Christian Madu had long suffered from sickness which the State and Federal Government are aware of. The little I knew about Christian Madu spurred me to write this article. Dear readers, I hope you enjoy this piece. Madu died ...

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The Struggle You Can Never Win

Okonkwor Emmanuel (08166844916) Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu. I am presently in Benin, my second home, enjoying the last segment of my first semester holidays. Yes, examinations are over and so there is more or less nothing to worry so much about. I am relieved a bit from the strenuous and stereotyped school lifestyle. So, it is all about relaxing, partying, ...

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You too can make our Society Better, Fr Ezeokeke Tells Leaders

The chief chaplain of St Joseph the Worker’s Catholic Chaplaincy, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Awka, Rev. Fr. Nnaemeka Kelvin Ezeokeke, has charged leaders and people in various positions of authority in Nigeria to live up to the demands of their positions, and make a better society for the masses. Rev Fr. Ezeokeke, who gave this charge in his homily of ...

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And Bryan Leaves Nigeria…

Exactly two years ago, I told a story here about my nephew who was brought down to Nigeria all the way from California shortly after the death of his dad in the United States of America. The sixteen year old Bryan Chijioke Ntagu did not find it funny when that major decision about his life was taken by his just ...

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Ekwueme and the Case for Fed Poly, Oko

On February 2, the remains of Second Republic Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, were laid to rest in his country home in Oko, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State. It was an event that drew the crème-de-la-crème of Nigerian society, with the Federal Government, led by the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, heavily represented. The two leading political parties in the ...

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the Chinua of Our Time

I have always loved meeting young people who are making waves in the society. Just recently, I met another young and enthusiastic writer who I believe has his place in the literary and movie industry in the days to come. Here are some extracts I got from him, read on… For the intent of this interview, may you introduce yourself? ...

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My Sweet Valentine…

By the time you’ll be reading this piece, it will be just a few days to the 2018 Valentine Day. Yeah. It was a very funny when it hit the airwaves that the 2018 Valentine Day fell on same day as Ash Wednesday. The funny thing about it was the reaction of everybody who got to hear about it. It ...

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The Return Home: Syriac Christians Celebrate

For the first time in nearly six years, Christians from the eastern city of Deir Ezzor in Syria were able to celebrate a liturgy at the local church of St. Mary’s. “It’s an indescribable feeling for us to pray in a nearly-destroyed church, which serves as a consolation for our hearts and a message of hope to the people of ...

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Two Priests Murdered In Mexico

The Archdiocese of Acapulco, Mexico, reported that two priests were murdered early Monday morning, Feb 5. Fr. Iván Añorve Jaimes, pastor of Holy Family Parish in the town of Las Vigas, and Fr.  Germain Muñiz Garcia, the pastor of Mezcala; were killed in an attack by unidentified individuals in Taxco township. According to a press release from the Guerrero State ...

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