Opinion

Frank Talk with Uche Amunike

Stop the Bleaching Black is Truly Beautiful

By Uche Amunike I was born dark. I am beautiful. Very beautiful. I love my complexion. I am super proud of it. I am very confident in my ability to make a difference wherever I am. I add value. I am a support system at home and at work. I can also add with friends. I am a confidant to ...

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Nwanyi Bu Nwa!!!

By Uche Amunike Just a couple of weeks ago, the world woke up to the news that our very own Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala had been announced as Director General of the World Trade Organization. It was a piece of information that caused a global uproar because if its historical nature. Apart from being the first woman to clinch that position, Okonjo-Iweala ...

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The Most Important Thing in Life is Family

By Uche Amunike I was born into the famous Udeagha’s family in Umuezenneji kindred in Amaokwu, Umuezemazu Village, Urualla in Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State. I am the third child of my parents. We are a large family. I have two sisters and five brothers. We grew up in love. Our parents taught us very early in ...

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Understanding Valentine’s Day (Part 2)

By Uche Amunike Last week, I brought you feelers from different people on their views on Valentine’s Day, what it meant to them, how they intended spending it and how they thought that day should be ideally spent. It was not just interesting and enlightening, but entertaining. I thank all our readers who sent in their feedbacks too. I’ll always ...

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Understanding Valentine’s Day (Part 1)

By Uche Amunike It’s another season of love and the atmosphere is not really as bubbly as it used to be. Can’t tell if it is as a result of the present Covid-19 pandemic or the economic situation of things in our dear country. In any case, Valentine Day is a day that means so many different things to so ...

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Be That Special Touch this Valentine Season!!!

By Uche Amunike I was already half way through my proposed article for the week, but something made me change my mind and write something else, just this morning. It was shortly after my morning prayers. I  picked up my jotter from my bedside table  to note down all my activities for the day. It is a daily routine for ...

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Age is Just a Number!!!

By Uche Amunike I was on a conference call with my little sister  and three of our mutual friends in the USA just last week. They were hanging out and having the time of their lives, while making plans for the year. We were gisting and laughing when our friend, Mary mentioned that her birthday would be in June and ...

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Biafran Memorial: a Visit to Nigerian War Museum in Umuahia

By Uche Amunike I did not witness the Nigerian Civil War. Wasn’t born then, thankfully. I only heard tales about it and haven’t stopped imagining what life must have been like for those Nigerians who experienced it all while it lasted- the starvation, the fear, the tension, sickness and deaths, trepidation, etc. My deep respects go to all survivors of ...

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COVID-19 is as Real as the Sky is Blue!!!

By Uche Amunike I was in Dubai during the yuletide where I spent my last holiday. That was where I witnessed firsthand, people close to me facing and indeed, accepting the reality of testing positive to the dreaded COVID-19 virus. I completely saw how much those test results humbled people, the moment they tested positive. I saw the resignation, then ...

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Happy New Year to Us All!!!

By Uche Amunike It’s 2021 and I give all glory to Him that gives and preserves life. I count myself lucky and indeed blessed to witness the crossover from 2020 to 2021! Thank you, sweet Jesus!!! Being alive is a miracle and I also thank God for every member of my family, my dear colleagues here in Fides and indeed, ...

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