Frank Talk with Uche Amunike

Of Onitsha Traders and Zik’s Holiday

By Uche Amunike It was the public holiday of November 18, 2019. The Anambra State Government declared it a business and work free day with the essence of commemorating the memory of the late Nnamdi Azikiwe whose birthday actually fell on the 16th. I don’t know about other states, but on that day, Anambra markets were closed down after directives ...

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Ember Months Have No Business with Evil Spirits

By Uche Amunike The Editorial news of Fides Newspaper is usually written by the Editors, that is talking about the Editor-in-Chief of Fides, Jude Atupulazi and myself. We take turns to write the editorial every week. Last week, it was his turn to write. So, this week, I wrote on the need to stay safe especially at this time of ...

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Happy 26th Wedding Anniversary to Me

By Uche Amunike I walked down the aisle with my dear husband 26years ago at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Onitsha. The date was November 6, 1993. I remember that day so vividly as though it were yesterday. Truthfully, though, I can’t tell how come it’s already over two decades and a half, having reached the Silver number last year. ...

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Remembering Ovuleria of ‘The New Masquerade’

By Uche Amunike I was at the popular eatery known as Five Star, here in Awka just a few weeks ago to grab a late lunch. While I quietly enjoyed my beautifully prepared Semovita and Bitter leaf soup, I couldn’t help listening to three friends on the table across mine as they loudly discussed the popular Chika Okpala who is ...

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Write in English, S’il Vous Plaît

By Uche Amunike Dear readers, I came across this interesting piece written by my very good friend, Ikeddy Isiguzo. He tries in this narrative, to point out the major dangers in our acceptance of the many expressions and abbreviations in social media which we tend to adopt as correct while killing our knowledge of the English Language. I agree with ...

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Onitsha. . . Danger, Debris and Death

By Uche Amunike It is with a heart laden with sorrow that I type these lines. I am weak with despair. My heart bleeds and my mind is fast losing it. I feel pain. I feel disappointment. I feel cheated. I feel like I live in a part of the world where only animals should live. No human being deserves ...

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The Anambra Digital Security Level…Number One in Africa

By Uche Amunike Just last week, my dear friend, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Force Headquarters here, Anambra state Command, SP Haruna Mohammed invited media men to the opening ceremony of the capacity building workshop held for PPROs all over the country. The workshop, which was held at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Agulu, was declared open by ...

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. . . and Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo Speaks

By Uche Amunike Today, I bring you excerpts of the brilliant speech by Prof Charles Soludo at The Covenant Place, Lagos, on ‘Re-Designing the Nigerian Economy with New Ideas’ on October 1, 2019. Please enjoy… We have not come to read the Book of Lamentations about Nigeria’s woes, nor to sing the songs of David. We see the half-empty glass, ...

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About Police Escorts and Stray Bullets

By Uche Amunike Just last week, something happened in my peaceful town of Urualla. I got a call from a cousin who wanted to know if I was the person that just drove past him, minutes prior. I told him it wasn’t me because I was actually headed to Umunze to drop off my daughter in one of the Catholic ...

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Celebrating Rev Fr. (Dr) Martin Anusi with Love

By Uche Amunike Frank Talk today is dedicated to a beautiful piece of God’s creation who has touched my life in more ways than one. He is my boss, friend, brother, father, confidant and mentor of sorts. He is a true inspiration, a great influence and a man larger than life. He is the wind beneath the wings of all ...

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