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As I See It with Jude Atupulazi

Should Government Continue to Sponsor Pilgrimages?

By Jude Atupulazi For long, there has been this argument on whether pilgrimages to holy lands should be sponsored by the government or not. Those against it argue that it amounts to a gross waste of resources by government since going on pilgrimages is an individual thing. Those who want government to continue to sponsor such argue that such sponsorship ...

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Sad to Say Goodbye

By Jude Atupulazi Life has one inevitability and that is the fact that anything with a beginning will have an end. Initially while the fun goes on, it seems as though an end will never come. But as sure as night will succeed day, the end finally creeps up on you and that is that. Sometimes such an end leads ...

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Hearing from the Other Side

By Jude Atupulazi Days ago the Anambra State Government announced its resolve to enforce the ban on the open grazing of cattle across the state which was earlier emplaced by the previous regime of Chief Willie Obiano. The recent announcement by the Government of Soludo came because of the failure of the past government to carry it out. This latest ...

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Ahiara’s Loss, Nigeria’s Gain: the Okpaleke Lesson

By Fr George Adimike On Saturday, August 27, all roads and air routes led to Rome where an illustrious son of Igbo Land, then Most Rev Peter Ebere Okpaleke, Arch Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia, was created a Cardinal by Pope Francis. Ordinarily, that event could have passed for yet another epochal one in the life of the ...

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Before Armageddon Strikes

By Jude Atupulazi Nigeria is in ruins. Everything is crumbling. The Naira has taken an all-time nose dive. The security architecture has exploded. Lives are being snuffed out on a daily basis without the leadership batting an eye. People have lost hope. The things that once held us together have been stretched so thin that they will cut at any ...

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Obi, Another Date with History?

By Jude Atupulazi Many of the young people rooting today for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, may not have actually known when the Peter Obi phenomenon came about. Right from the time he burst onto the scene in late 2002, he had come across as a different breed of politician, preaching what appeared a strange ...

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Time to End these Fantastic Tales from Nigeria

By Jude Atupulazi I have heard and read many things in this country that outrightly seemed untrue and which later turned out to be such. Yet there are some that have or are taking time to be proved false. One of such was the tale by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, that Nigeria’s president, ...

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How I killed the Boredom of Football Off Season

By Jude Atupulazi You will not understand the excitement of football buffs about the start of the new football season in Europe, if football means nothing to you. It is even possible that you will look upon those of us cheering the beginning of the European football season as those whose brains may need resetting. But then, if you ever ...

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Tinubu and His Bishops

By Jude Atupulazi Nigeria is a country of strange happenings. Just when you think you have seen it all, some other fresh thing confronts you and you shudder. The country was recently dragged into a new low by the party ruling in the centre, the All Progressives Congress, APC, when they paid money to all manner of people and gave ...

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This is Us

By Jude Atupulazi Having been around in this part of the universal space for a fairly long while, I must say that I’ve had cause to experience many things first hand concerning life and living. I’ve met so many people and seen so many things and have also been through so many experiences; all of which have put me in ...

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