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Frank Talk with Uche Amunike

Welcome, December!

By Uche Amunike This year really sped by like a roller coaster. December 2020 seems like it happened, just yesterday. It seems like it happened just a few months ago. Wasn’t it just the other day that I booked my ticket to Dubai for my Christmas 2020 holiday? What can I say? Time really does fly. Anyway it’s already December ...

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We Rise by Lifting, Others God Bless You, Davido!!!

By Uche Amunike About a week ago, Nigerians woke up to the news that popular Nigerian musician, David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, solicited for help via his Instagram handle to his friends and fans all over the world to send him  one million naira each. The reason he gave for this public plea was that he wanted to ...

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Hearty Congratulations, Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo!!!

By Uche Amunike The Anambra election has come and gone and I can proudly say that it was the most interesting poll I ever witnessed in the state. It kicked off with 18 candidates. At the end of the day, four contenders caught the interest of the Anambra people. They are Prof, Charles Chukwuma Soludo of  APGA, Valentine Ozigbo of ...

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Wonders of Hausa-Speaking Northern Christian Names

This week, Farooq .A. Kperogi wowed me with one of his most amazing articles which was published in the October 30th edition of the Tribune Newspaper. He titled it ‘Wonders of Hausa-Speaking Northern Christian Names’. Just today, my Director, Fr Martin Añusi posted it in our Fides Family Whatsapp forum. The moment I started reading it, I knew I had ...

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The Story of Tererai

By Uche Amunike Today, I bring you the story of a Zimbabwean-American woman whose story is a true inspiration, especially to young girls who do not have the courage to face the future or even the self-confidence to live their lives full cycle, especially as we now live in a world where women are considered second class citizens. It is ...

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Seeking Justice for Dehumanized Female Corps Member, Fidelia!!!

By Uche Amunike We saw the video of a young girl kneeling down in the complete uniform of the National Youth Service Corps. Standing before her was another female in the complete uniform of the Nigerian army. These two ladies were in different uniforms representing different institutions in Nigeria, but one of them was humiliating or succinctly put, dehumanizing the ...

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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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