Opinion

As I See It with Jude Atupulazi

Nnamdi Kanu, an Unlikely Hero?

By Jude Atupulazi Unlikely situations often produce unlikely heroes. The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, is today riding in a blaze of glory, especially among the so-called ordinary folk. He’s become so popular that some of those who hitherto spurned him have even joined the queue of his admirers and this is no thanks to ...

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A Lost Generation

By Jude Atupulazi Given what happens all over the world today, it is difficult to fault anyone who concludes that this generation is already lost. Last Wednesday in my office, I was privileged to listen to the tale of a widely travelled guy who shared his experiences in some parts of the world with me regarding the plights of our ...

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Let’s Get Talking

By Jude Atupulazi It was the other day that we had this lengthy argument in one of my social media groups. The topic was on private schools and how some of them, if not many, had been leveraging on the gullibility of our people to milk them dry. Indeed, a trip to many of the private schools, especially kindergarten and ...

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New Service Chiefs: I Won’t Clap for Buhari

By Jude Atupulazi There is this thing we call medicine after death. It is just as it is: administering medication to one who is already dead. That was what played out in the outgone week as our deaf and dumb president, Muhammadu Buhari, finally decided to effect a change of guards in the country’s security apparatus that had become a ...

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The Kukah Bombshell

By Jude Atupulazi Ever since he boldly told the truth about the ailing Nigerian nation, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev Matthew Hassan Kukah, has been receiving praise and condemnation in varying measure. Those who have been badly hit by the irredeemable slide of the nation into anarchy, despair and hopelessness, have been hailing the courage of Kukah; ...

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Anambra: Between an Airport and Good Roads

By Jude Atupulazi Make no mistake about it; an airport in any city or state will always be a good thing. But the snag is that it is always an ambitious project and one that gulps a lot of money which needs to be recouped as soon as possible. Thus, whenever such a project is to be embarked upon, it ...

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A Day with the Elderly Ones

By Jude Atupulazi Situated at a quiet and lonely street at the back of St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Awka, no one will know the place exists unless one is either taken to the place or stumbles into it by chance. I’m talking about the Priests’ Welfare Home, Awka. This is a place that houses some retired priests of the ...

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Those and Things to Avoid this Season (Republished)

By Jude Atupulazi The Christmas Season has become a very much misunderstood one. The reason for the season has simply been lost on virtually all. Thus, a season in which there should have been joy, love and celebration of the birth of our saviour, has often been turned to one of celebration of mundane things which often leave in their ...

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Anambra’s New Burial Law, a Beautiful Nonsense

By Jude Atupulazi Let’s get this straight. The idea behind the new Law on Burials in Anambra State is good, very good. It came at a time that something needed to be done to save us from the madness associated with burials in these parts; for how, indeed, can one rationalize the disrespect shown to a dead person by having ...

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