Frank Talk with Uche Amunike

. . . 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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Comrade Chris Isiguzo . . . NUJ National President Par Excellence

By Uche Amunike The National Union of Journalists (NUJ), popularly known as the Fourth Estate of the Realm has, over the years, suffered untold challenges that has threatened the very core of their profession for reasons bordering on their general welfare, the inability of certain administrations to protect them when the need arose, a stifling of their fundamental rights as ...

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Kayode Ajulo: Setting Standards, Making Impacts (Part 2)

By Uche Amunike Today, I bring you the concluding part of my interview with one of Nigeria’s foremost and celebrated lawyers, Kayode Ajulo, which was held in his intimidating office at Ministers Hill, Abuja. This legal giant cut his teeth as a Federal Attorney/ Legal Officer with the Chambers of the Attorney General of the Federation, Federal Ministry of Justice, ...

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Kayode Ajulo: Setting Standards, Making Impacts

By Uche Amunike The gentleman I bring you today is among so many things, a firebrand Lawyer, Unionist, Writer, Human Rights Activist, Politician and founder of the non-governmental and non-profit making organisation, Egalitarian Mission, Africa which is dedicated to the promotion of justice, equity, equality, fairness and rule of law. He is the Principal Partner of Kayode Ajulo & Co ...

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Olaedo: Blazing the Trail, Ruling her World

By Uche Amunike Discovering talents is something I have great passion for. That explained my excitement when I heard about a beautiful girl in her twenties who confidently left her posh job at the Ministry of Information and Culture, here in Abuja and chased her dream of being an Entrepreneur. Her chosen field is the Beauty world and her specialty ...

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The Ethics Of Journalism In Nigeria: Getting It Right

By Uche Amunike This week, I bring you, a very interesting paper written by the incumbent Secretary of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Anambra State Council, Comrade Emmanuel Udeagha. He delivered it at a programme organized by the Union of Campus Journalists, Nnamdi Azikuwe University, Awka on Friday, 9th August, 2019 at Prof Chinyere Okunna Legacy Building, UNIZIK, Awka. It ...

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Day Sam Okwaraji Died 30 Years Ago

By Ikeddy Isiguzo WHEN I strolled into the National Stadium on 12 August 1989, I had many businesses in mind. The National Stadium was being opened after being shut down for years in preparation for Nigeria’89, the FIFA age grade competition that Nigeria still did not host. There was 1990 World Cup qualifier against Angola, in which my brother and ...

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Dr Vincent Ogochukwu Okpala… Uplifting the Health Sector

By Uche Amunike My Icon for this week’s edition is a quiet, unassuming, intelligent and focused gentleman who cuts the picture of dedication, passion for his job and honour. I actually met him the first time at the Fides premises as he paid a visit to some guests of the FIDES Director. The guests were actually from the Dangote Group ...

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