Frank Talk with Uche Amunike

Speak, Rise Up Against Rape

By Uche Amunike The National Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, has just concluded her 7 day campaign against Rape and violence against women. It was an activism that reverberated round the globe, so much so that my dear friend and brother in far away United States of America, heard our cry and wrote articles in solidarity to this very sensitive ...

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My Heart Bleeds…Adieu Nkechi!!!

By Uche Amunike I will start by apologizing for not being available last week. It was one of those times when I realize how helpless and frustrating it could be if your sit before your computer and you are dying to write about a million things, but realize your mind is blank. It was pretty much my dilemma. I had ...

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The Man, Valentine Ozigbo

By Uche Amunike You know the thing they say about vessels? They make noise when they are empty. It’s not just a popular saying. It’s a factual one. However, when a vessel is loaded and filled to the brim, it doesn’t make noise. Even if you hit it with a hard piece of wood, you can only hear a subdued ...

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This Lockdown Shall Pass

By  Uche Amunike When the news of the coronavirus scourge filtered in, I never imagined it would end up being a global pandemic. I thought it was a virus that broke out in China and that having spread its tentacles to the United States, Italy, UK, Italy, Germany, France and Spain, would merely circulate in those countries and eventually be ...

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COVID-19: Obi Calls for More Testing Kits

Following what he described as the slow pace of the COVID-19 testing process, the immediate past governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, has called on the Federal Government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to speed up the coronavirus testing process in Nigeria. By this, Obi said he believed that a greater percentage of the population would ...

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Coronavirus…a Passing Phase!!!

By Uche Amunike I have been through hell and back by virtue of my nationality as a Nigerian. Yeah! I can truthfully say I have literally seen it all. Talk about the hardship in this country for as long as I can remember. Where do I even start from? Is it the constant hike in fuel prices? Or is it ...

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Widowhood…an Endless Journey of Pain

By Uche Amunike If there is one thing every married woman dreads, it’s losing their husbands to death. No woman, no matter how unhappily married she is, prays for her spouse to die. The grief and emotional trauma widows go through are indescribable and most widows live their lives realizing that the vacuums left by their spouses are unfillable. Some ...

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Lessons in Patience…the Man, Okpaleke

By Uche Amunike In my six years of working here in Awka, I never gave much thought to the young bishop Peter Ebele Okpaleke. That was of course, until I heard the story of his rejection by a large majority of the faithful and even priests of the Catholic Diocese of Ahiara. It was something I found hard to comprehend, ...

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