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Monthly Archives: June 2018

FG Should Declare War on Herdsmen

By Jude Atupulazi The reported killing of 86 people by suspected herdsmen in Plateau State last Sunday was easily the most gruesome happening of the week. Although the police put the official number of the dead at 86, locals claimed that up to 140/150 lost their lives, with many others wounded. The casualty figure which surpassed any of its kind ...

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RUSSIA 2018: THE ‘VAR’ Effect and Other Surprises

By Amarachi Okpunobi We have had unpredictable matches whereby the teams considered as favorites are often seen struggling to secure a point and those considered as ‘underdogs’ are out there excelling against all odds. “The VAR effect”, is another aspect of this world cup that has gotten the Whole world talking. The argument is whether the VAR’s decisions are controversial ...

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Sunday Michael Ajayi…Commander Par Excellence

By Uche Amunike I really do not like men in uniform. By this, I mean those in both the military and para-military. My reason? The word, ‘brutality’ is something that readily comes to my mind each time I see these men. In all fairness to them, however, it wasn’t because of something they personally did to me. It was a ...

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Bad Week in a Fulani Country

By Jude Atupulazi As I drove home on the night Nigeria lost to Argentina to crash out of this year’s world cup, I kept passing groups of Nigerians huddled together by the road side, some hands akimbo, obviously talking about the match; while I saw others walking like war stragglers to their homes. These were probably those who found it ...

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Great and Noble Catholic Women of Substance (Part 1)

Sr. M. Rosanna  Emenusiobi IHM (Ph.D) In the last series in Woman & Feminine, our conversation was on the “feminine genius”. I am very hopeful that by now, you have understood, at least to some extent, the import of that great and noble terminology. Thanks to Pope St. John Paul II. Is it not a privilege to be a woman, ...

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Oby Ezekwesili: Heroine or Villain?

Last Tuesday, June 26, former Education Minister and one time supporter of Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, Oby Ezekwesili, stunned the nation when she staged a solo protest march to the nation’s seat of power at Aso Rock Villa. Her mission was to protest the massacre in Plateau State two days earlier, by suspected herdsmen which had claimed scores of lives. ...

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Journalists Enjoined to Influence Road Safety Attitudes

By Mercy Hill Journalists have been advised to continuously use the media platform as a veritable tool to influence road safety attitudes on the highways. The Anambra State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Sunday Ajayi, stated this, during an interactive session with the Fides Staff at Fides Communications Headquarters, in Okpuno, Awka South LGA. The FRSC is ...

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Abakaliki Street, Still in Awka

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Contrary to the recent uproar in the media that the renaming of Abakaliki Street in Awka, Anambra State, was to belittle the people of Ebonyi State, the Chairman of Awka South L.G.A, Anambra State, Mr. Leo Nwuba, has said that the Government of Anambra State has the interest of the people of Ebonyi State at heart, and ...

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