Opinion

Frank Talk with Uche Amunike

Embracing Peace, Love and True Friendship in the New Year

By Uche Amunike The year 2019 was not exactly a bad one. As a mother and struggling Nigerian worker in the private sector, life had a way of reminding me sometimes that the saying, ‘life is not a bed of roses’, is a statement of fact. That notwithstanding, it was a good year. I want at this point, to thank ...

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Celebrating Goodness Madueme – Fides Best Staff 2019

By Uche Amunike Every end of year, the Management of Fides Media Limited ensures that a best worker emerges from her large number of workers. Well, this year 2019, a winner has emerged and her name reigns supreme on the Fides Hall of Fame. She is Miss Goodness Chidimma Madueme. She is a very quiet and an unassuming young girl ...

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Don’t Cry For Me, Orji Uzor Kalu Tells Nigerians

By Uche Amunike I came across this really interesting but deep narrative written by my dear friend, Ikeddy Isiguzo. It is as revealing as it is interesting; as thought provoking as it is retrospective; as meaningful as it is eye opening! It is an article about the man, Orji Uzor Kalu. It first looks at his early life as a ...

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The New Igbo Economic Frontier

By Uche Amunike I came across an interesting piece that got me glued to my phone screen until I finished reading it through. It talked about the need for southeasterners to maximize the human resources that nature blessed us with as a region, in such a way that it will boost our economy well enough to transform our region to ...

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I Stand With Allen Onyema

By Uche Amunike I had never given much thought to the man called Allen Onyema before now. Not even for one day. I travel with his airline, alright, but I never ever gave a thought about who the owner was or what he looked like or where he hailed from or if he was dark or fair. As a matter ...

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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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