Opinion

Monthly Archives: July 2019

Presidential Tribunal: INEC to defend Buhari’s victory over Atiku today

he Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will commence defence of President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in the 2019 presidential election today, Monday. INEC will open its defence in the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, against the conduct of the February 23, 2019, election. The electoral umpire declared Buhari of the All Progressives ...

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Principalities and Powers

By Pat Amobi Chukwuma The Principal is the head of a secondary school. I passed through two principals during my secondary school career at Aguata High School, Aguata. The first was cool and was over tolerant. He was also a man of peace. He never wanted trouble at all. Whenever we were going out for any sports competition, he admonished ...

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Is Nigeria Going! Going! Gone?

By Nwabueze Akabogu The current alarming insecurity situation coupled with the multifarious socio-economic cum political challenges confronting the Nigerian State has indeed created the atmosphere of uncertainty and its attendant unimaginable catastrophic consequences for the nation. The country is presently on the brink and precariously sitting on the keg of gun powder which might explode any moment unless our political ...

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Speak up!

By Amarachi Okpunobi The early morning sun was getting brighter, yet it seemed we were no inch getting closer to the city. I prayed earnestly but silently that my Late Father’s Chi will lead us safely. Most of the travellers looked somewhat or rather aged. I appeared to be the youngest in the bus excluding the little baby that slept ...

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Vatican Tomb Investigation Uncovers Empty Graves

Opening of the tomb of Duchess Charlotte Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in the Vatican’s Teutonic Cemetery, July 11, 2019. Credit: Vatican Media. By Hannah Brockhaus The opening of two tombs on Vatican property revealed both graves to be completely empty, providing no answers in the unsolved disappearance of an Italian girl 36 years ago, the Vatican reported Thursday. “The research has ...

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Discerning in, and Discerning Out: what Happens when Seminarians Leave?

By Michelle McDaniel Catholic journalists know that discernment stories are popular because they give readers hope. And they often follow a pattern: They usually include a “God moment” in which the subject, through a dramatic circumstance, hears the word of God and finds with sparkling clarity, the call to become a cleric or religious. They end with ordination or follow ...

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Police/Shiites Clash: NUJ Condemns Killing of Channels Staff

By Abuchi Onwumelu The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has condemned the killing of a corps member attached to Channels Television, Abuja, Mr. Owolabi Precious, who was shot during the police versus Shiites clash last Monday. This was contained in a statement signed by the national secretary of NUJ, Mr. Shuaibu Usman Leman, and made available to Fides in Awka. ...

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Umueri Resolves Town Union Crisis

By Ozo Ray Umueri communinty in Anambra East LGA has resolved its town union leadership squabble following the intervention of the Anambra State Government through the signing of a peace accord between the traditional ruler of the community, His Royal Majesty Igwe Sir Ben Izuchukwu Emeka, and the President-General of the town union, Chief Pius Ejimofor Okonkwo. It will be ...

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