As I See It with Jude Atupulazi

This and That

…And the Bloodletting Continues By Jude Atupulazi These days, it is becoming a pretty difficult thing to catch up with news because as you pen something down, another pops up. I was about writing on one of the trending topics when I woke up last Thursday morning to the news of the attack and burning of yet another police station, ...

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Before We All Perish

By Jude Atupulazi At a time, the Catholic Church in Nigeria used to say a prayer at every Sunday Mass, titled, ”Ekpere Maka Nigeria No Na Nsogbu’’, or Prayer for Nigeria in Distress. The prayer was prescribed at that time to plead for God’s mercy on Nigeria and salvage her from imminent doom. At no time is that prayer so ...

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I Almost Threw a Party When I Saw Them

By Jude Atupulazi Last Thursday morning, I left for work as usual. As has become the norm in these days of high criminality in the state, I always look around me, mindful that my mobile phone could be snatched from the window by hoodlums. My apprehension has been heightened by the near total absence of the police from the roads ...

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Ebubeagu is One Year Late

By Jude Atupulazi When the Southeast governors finally announced the formation of the long awaited Southeast Security Outfit which they christened ”Ebubeagu”, it came one year late; precisely three months and two days later than the one formed by their counterparts from Western Nigeria. Are we in competition with the West? No! But then this has become a matter of ...

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Ten Unbelievable Things about Nigeria

By Jude Atupulazi He was the one who launched me into full time journalism back in the days in Lagos. His name is Simon Kolawole, a bright young man then. He was then the editor of The Week Magazine. I had come before him from Awka, looking or an opening in his outfit. Always a man who believed in quality, ...

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Re: Assessing Obiano’s 7 Years

By Jude Atupulazi Mr. Jude Atupulazi is unarguably one of the most experienced journalists in and from Anambra State. At this terminal stage of Governor Willie Obiano’s tenure, he is about the only rational voice among the core media practitioners in the state. Even when there appears to be a conspiracy of silence among the mainstream journalists, Jude is the ...

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Assessing Obiano’s 7 Years

By Jude Atupulazi By now no one in Anambra State would say they have not read or watched several write ups or videos all capturing the achievements of our Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, over the past seven years. Within the past week, while those in government tried to amplify and magnify the governor’s achievements, the opposition, expectedly, tried to do ...

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Next Focus: Practical Education

By Jude Atupulazi It wasn’t long when I engaged some of my friends in a social media group on the propriety or otherwise of trying to attain the highest level in education when such neither assures one of a meal ticket as an individual nor lifts our country economically. While an appreciable number saw my point that it was no ...

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Has NYSC Outlived Its Usefulness?

By Jude Atupulazi When the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, was established on May 22, 1973 by the government of then General Yakubu Gowon, it was conceived as an instrument for fostering national unity and cohesion. The scheme enabled Nigerian youths to visit states where they would never have visited had the scheme not been in place. It was thus ...

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Obiano, Now You’re Talking!

By Jude Atupulazi The past few weeks have not been the best for Southeast governors, no thanks to their perceived passivity, docility and silence in the face of marauding attacks by Fulani herdsmen on the one hand, and the invasion of a part of the Southeast (Orlu) by soldiers on the invitation of the governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, ...

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