Opinion

Frank Talk with Uche Amunike

Cubana Emerging Oba Economy the Rest of us

By Uche Amunike Some weeks back, the quiet town of Oba in Anambra state witnessed what could be termed the greatest fanfare ever witnessed in the history of the town. It was the burial ceremony of the late Matriach of Iyiegbu family, Ezinne Uche Iyiegbu. She was the mother of billionaire Obinna Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana. Nigerians interpreted ...

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The Jungle in the Justice

By Uche Amunike I was heartbroken a couple of days ago when I watched a video clip of two women who stole money from a shop as they were being humiliated by an angry mob. They were stripped of their clothes and beaten up by young men who happily recorded a video clip of their near nude state. They were ...

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Masquerade at Mass

By Uche Amunike Weeks ago, I watched with shocking dismay, the video clip of a masquerade dancing right inside the Catholic Church, obviously at some point during the Holy Mass. Now, I initially thought it was one of these churches that take delight in imitating the Catholic church. However, after a closer look, I realized it was indeed happening in ...

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Nigeria’s Week of James Bond Movies

By Uche Amunike Today, I bring you a piece written by my dear friend, Dele Momodu. He tries to analyse the arrests of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kalu and Chief Sunday Ighogho within the time frame of one week. They are both seen as threats to the federal government. Unfortunately, Ighogho somehow disappeared and wasn’t caught, but his family members were ...

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Chidimma the Face of Innocence

By Uche Amunike About a week ago, Nigerians woke up to the news that the CEO of Super TV network of Nigeria, Michael Usifo Itaga was stabbed to death by his girlfriend, the 20-year old Chidimma Ojukwu, a 3rd year student of the University of Lagos. At least, that was the general version out there. Nobody was sure of the ...

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Chimamanda Adichi her Father’s Daughter!!!

By Uche Amunike Chimamanda Adichie’s father, Professor James Nwoye Adichie, died on Wednesday June 10, 2020. In this piece, she talked about the grief of losing a dearly beloved parent, how raw the pain is, and the frustrations of being stuck in the US, unable to travel to Nigeria due to COVID-related restrictions when it happened last year. She also ...

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Smiling Through the Pain

By Uche Amunike One of the most painful things that can happen to any parent is having to cope with the burden of managing a child with special needs. It is an ordeal better not experienced. I remember years ago when my bossom friend gave birth to twin girls. They were so pretty and grew up to be so bright ...

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The Man TB Joshua

By Uche Amunike On the morning of 5th June 2021, the world woke up to the news that the charismatic pastor and founder of the Synagogue Church of all Nations was dead. People thought it was mere rumour. I personally didn’t believe it. However, before the end of the same day, his media handlers had released a statement confirming that ...

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Conversations with Strangers

By Uche Amunike Today, I bring you two beautiful articles written by my big sister, Barr Iruka Ndubuizu. They are interesting, inspiring and motivational. I hope you enjoy them. Please read. If your life is anything like mine, your parents constantly warned you against talking to strangers when you were growing up. From the moment you could talk or walk, ...

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Did You know This?

By Uche Amunike Growing up, we used to do a lot of current affairs in school. As a matter of fact, we used to go for  competitions and took part in debates based on current affairs. The National Arts Theatre at Iganmu was a place where most secondary schools in Lagos state frequented foremost of these competitions. It made us ...

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