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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Nigerian Book Foundation Gets New BoT

Prof Chukwuemeka Ike, co-president, Nigerian Book Foundation By Jude Atupulazi The Nigerian Book Foundation has inaugurated a new Board of Trustees, BoT, with Professor Chinyere Okunna emerging as co-president. She is to work along with long standing president, Prof Chuwkwuemeka Ike. The board of trustee members who emerged at the foundation’s meeting, Wednesday, include, His Royal Majesty, Igwe Iweka 111, ...

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Prisoner of Crimes

By Amarachi Okpunobi The ground was wet underneath my knees as I collapsed. The soil stained my jeans and smelled of the fresh rain that had fallen the previous morning. I let my gloved hands fall to the earth, stroke it. The last fading rays of gold sunlight filtered through the sky as the sun sank behind the horizon. Soft ...

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Flogging Saga… In Search of Justice

By Uche Amunike Very recently, the world woke up to the viral video of a naked woman who was mercilessly flogged by her fellow woman for allegedly having an extra marital affair with a married man. The said woman visited him on his invitation, but unfortunately, his wife and someone whom she claimed was her sister showed up, shortly after ...

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When a Thankless Job Reaps Rewards

By Jude Atupulazi Make no mistake about it: titles are not for me – be they chieftaincy, knighthood or whatever. I’d rather remain just me; doing things when I like and how I like – no encumbrances. Indeed, I’ve had one or two opportunities to bag a title or two, but on each occasion, it was a no no. But ...

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Pope Francis Changes Canon Law for Religious Who Desert the Community

By Hannah Brockhaus Pope Francis amended canon law Tuesday to create a new mechanism for dismissing a religious man or woman who has deserted their community. Under the new law, promulgated by the pope in an apostolic letter issued “motu proprio,” superiors can declare a member dismissed ipso facto if they have been illicitly absent from the community for more ...

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This Protestant Pastor Has Been Detained In China since December

Wang Yi and more than 100 members of his congregation were detained in China’s Sichuan province in early December. Some were released the next day, but then put under house arrest. Wang, his wife, and nearly 10 others remain in detention, charged with inciting subversion. Wang is pastor of Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, which has now been closed. ...

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Franciscan Friar from Kenya Wins $1m Global Teacher Prize

Brother Peter Tabichi, a mathematics and physics teacher at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Pwani Village, won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019. Credit: SULEIMAN MBATIAH/AFP/Getty Ima What happens when you give a Franciscan $1 million? He gives it away. At least that’s what Brother Peter Tabichi, OFM, plans to do with the $1 million prize he ...

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Aftermath of General Elections: Eyes on Judiciary

The 2019 general elections have come and gone. Winners have emerged and the losers, known. Those dissatisfied with the outcome of the elections have either elected to accept their fate or challenge the declared results in court. In the aftermath of the 2015 general elections, the incumbent president, Goodluck Jonathan, had elected not to go to court after losing to ...

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Adeleke’s Victory Obi Commends Judiciary

By Jude Atupulazi The Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 23rd election, Mr Peter Obi, has commended the Nigerian Judiciary on the victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke and the PDP at the tribunal. Obi made this known through his Media Adviser, Mr. Valentine Obienyem. Obi who described the judgement as the triumph of justice ...

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Materialistic Adoration Ministries

By Pat Amobi Chukwuma There is Adoration. There is Adoration. Who or what are you adoring? As I was driving home late evening penultimate week, I nearly killed someone accidentaly. Thank God I was not on high speed. The Federal Road Safety Corp warns that speed kills. It is not any speed that kills but excessive speed. It can kill ...

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