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Frank Talk with Uche Amunike

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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Rest in Peace Amazons of the Aguiyi-Ironsi and Okpara Families

By Uche Amunike Just last week, I woke up to the news that two former first ladies of Nigeria died within a space of 24 hours in between. Now, one thing that surprised me was that I did not know that those two women were still alive. I mean when you talk of Aguiyi Ironsi, you won’t imagine that his ...

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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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The Jungle in the Justice

By Uche Amunike I was heartbroken a couple of days ago when I watched a video clip of two women who stole money from a shop as they were being humiliated by an angry mob. They were stripped of their clothes and beaten up by young men who happily recorded a video clip of their near nude state. They were ...

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Masquerade at Mass

By Uche Amunike Weeks ago, I watched with shocking dismay, the video clip of a masquerade dancing right inside the Catholic Church, obviously at some point during the Holy Mass. Now, I initially thought it was one of these churches that take delight in imitating the Catholic church. However, after a closer look, I realized it was indeed happening in ...

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Nigeria’s Week of James Bond Movies

By Uche Amunike Today, I bring you a piece written by my dear friend, Dele Momodu. He tries to analyse the arrests of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kalu and Chief Sunday Ighogho within the time frame of one week. They are both seen as threats to the federal government. Unfortunately, Ighogho somehow disappeared and wasn’t caught, but his family members were ...

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Chidimma the Face of Innocence

By Uche Amunike About a week ago, Nigerians woke up to the news that the CEO of Super TV network of Nigeria, Michael Usifo Itaga was stabbed to death by his girlfriend, the 20-year old Chidimma Ojukwu, a 3rd year student of the University of Lagos. At least, that was the general version out there. Nobody was sure of the ...

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