Opinion

Monthly Archives: August 2018

Christians in Nigeria and Diaspora Urged to Pray for Nigeria

By Mercy Hill Christians have been called upon to unite under one umbrella to pray to God for the peace of Nigeria. The Founder of Jesus is Alive Church, Bishop Onyeka Joseph, made this call on Monday, 13th August, 2018, during a press conference involving clergies from various Christian denominations at Sharon House, Onitsha. The conference attracted various Men of ...

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Fight Evil with Action – Not Apathy, Francis Says

By Hannah Brockhaus It is not enough for Catholics to not do bad things, they must counter evil by actively living out charity in the performance of good deeds, Pope Francis told young people and others in St. Peter’s Square Sunday. “If we do not oppose evil, we feed it tacitly. It is necessary to intervene where evil spreads; because ...

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ANSPOLY Rector Buries Mum

By Abuchi Onwumelu The Umuanugwo Village, Ogidi, in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, was a beehive of activities recently as the Rector of Anambra State Polytechnic (ANSPOLY), Mgbakwu, Dr. (Mrs.) Nneka Mefoh, buried her mother, Mrs Agnes Ifeoma Onyechi, who died on 16 June, 2018 at the aged of 74. Top government functionaries, ANSPOLY Community, friends and ...

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NCWS Marks 60th Anniversary…Honours Obiano’s, Zik’s Wives, Others

By Abuchi Onwumelu The National Council for Women Societies (NCWS), Anambra State branch, recently during the celebration of its 60 years of existence in Nigeria, installed the wife of Willie Obiano of Anambra State, Chief (Mrs) Ebelechukwu Obiano, as the Council’s Mother Par Excellence. According to the State President of NCWS, Lady Oby Obodozie, they chose the governor’s wife because ...

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Teens are Requesting Plastic Surgery to Look like Snap Chat Filters

By Perry West Social media is increasingly making teens dissatisfied with their appearance and obsessed with achieving a filtered version of “perfection,” even going so far as to pursue plastic surgery, say medical professionals. Dr. Neelam Vashi, director of Ethnic Skin Center at Boston University’s School of Medicine, published an article analyzing the new trend in Jama Facial Plastic Surgery ...

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Warning to Fake Awka Monarch, Awka Kingmakers Hail Obiano

..Want Erring Indigene Sanctioned By Jude Atupulazi The kingmakers of the ancient kingdom of Awka have commended Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, on his warning to an impostor to the Awka Traditional stool to desist from such or risk imprisonment, reports Jude Atupulazi. The Governor who had stated this during the issuing of certificate of recognition to three traditional rulers ...

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Bloomberg gives grants to NGOs in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa

Lagos – The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa and the Ford Foundation have awarded grants to ten non-governmental organizations across Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa to advance market transparency, and enhance access to information about business and finance, policies and practices that impact inclusive economic growth and human development. The funds, awarded over two years, aim to elevate voices from local ...

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Our ‘Malay’ Idiosyncrasy

By Amarachi Okpunobi You know, when our young boys hear of the easy flowing cash in Malaysia, Indonesia and the likes of them, they are tempted to run away from Nigeria and never come back. Nigeria is a hell of a country now for most people, especially the poor masses, no doubt. However, things are not as easy as it ...

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Teacher in court for allegedly pouring hot water on neighbour

The Police on Thursday arraigned a 41-year-old teacher, Funmilayo Salami, in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly pouring hot water on her neighbour. The defendant, who lives at No. 6, Jinudu St., Agege, Lagos, is being tried for alleged assault. The prosecutor, Inspector Abiola Adewale, told the court that the defendant poured hot water on one Maria Gilbert following ...

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