Opinion

Frank Talk with Uche Amunike

My Sunday Luncheon with Governor Obiano

By Uche Amunike I enjoy attending the 5.30 Mass on Sundays in my parish. So, because of that, I have my alarm permanently set to 4.30am for Sundays only. But last week, I missed the 5.30 Mass because I was so exhausted I didn’t even hear my alarm ring. I’ll tell you the reason why. Last weekend, I attended my ...

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More Tributes as Rear Admiral Kanu Heads Home

By Uche Amunike I was idly surfing the internet some days ago when I came across a post about the gallant Ndubuisi Kanu and it appeared preparations were seriously being made for his Night of Tributes. I kept reading different narratives about him, his life, career, ideologies, achievements and so many other things. The remarkable thing was that every narrative ...

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Echoes from my Ghana Trip

By Uche Amunike The date was September 18 2021 and the country was Ghana. I belong to a Non-governmental organisation known as Okpotokpo Adaigbo Niile Worldwide. It is an organization that has an assemblage of all female, married and single, of Igbo origin from the five Igbo states and four Igbo speaking states in Southeast, Nigeria who are exceptional, quintessential, ...

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My Good Old Lagos

By Uche Amunike I am a typical Lagos thoroughbred. I was born and raised in that city of great opportunities. Growing up there was beautiful and the memories still make my day, just remembering them. Let me spare you all the details of my childhood. Bottom line is that I won’t have it any other way. Oh well, I left ...

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Travails of a Nigerian youth

By Uche Amunike The average Nigerian youth is psychologically, mentally and physically drained. Each time they take a look around them, they see nothing to live for. Nigeria has failed them like never before, in the history of this country. Education used to be the future, but not anymore, it seems. Of what use is it when after graduation there ...

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IBB and the Burden of History (Part 2)

By Uche Amunike Today, I bring you the concluding part of the article written by Dr Reuben Abati which he titled ‘IBB and the Burden of History’. It is an article that captures everything that is IBB. I thank you all for your comments after reading the first part of this piece last week. I appreciate all the phone calls ...

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IBB and the Burden of History (Part 1)

By Uche Amunike This article by the highly cerebral but controversial Dr. Reuben Abati took me down memory lane. He did his homework pretty well and his analysis of Nigeria’s past president, Gen Ibrahim Babangida is as in-depth as it is true! In his time, some referred to him as the Evil Genius. Some others called him Dribbler. While he ...

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NYSC To be Scrapped? Or Left Alone???

By Uche Amunike Just last week my daughter, Nkechi was posted to Lagos State for her National Youth Service Corps. You need to have seen her excitement. It was definitely infectious. She just couldn’t wait to be in camp. On the day she finally left for Lagos, I noticed that her joy was indescribable. As I dropped her off at ...

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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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