Frank Talk with Uche Amunike

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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Ability in Disability… the Story of Gideon

By Uche Amunike Let me start by tendering my apologies to our dear readers for not coming up with Frank Talk last week. It was due to exigencies beyond my control. I appreciate you all for your concerns which came in form of calls and text messages. The important thing is that Frank Talk is here today and I bring ...

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NYSC: Is N33,000 Really the Way Out

By Uche Amunike This piece, written by my dear friend, Ikeddy Isiguzo, calls for a review of the NYSC Scheme which has been in existence since the past 27years. Like he said, it is not enough to pay these youth corpers N33,000 per month. What the country should strive to offer them is most importantly, employment after their service year. ...

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Married Men and Hotel Room Deaths

By Uche Amunike Just last week, I came across a video clip of a young girl being interrogated over the death of a 60year old man who died in a hotel room shortly after having sexual relations with her. Lying cold on the bed was the deceased, gone and gone forever. It is just one out of the myriad of ...

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