Frank Talk with Uche Amunike

My Good Old Naija

By Uche Amunike I am supposed to be sleeping now because it’s just 1am and my entire family members are enjoying their sleep especially as the rain is falling so heavily and the weather is as cool as cool can be. One of the challenges of being a columnist is that of having a ready topic on ground for your ...

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Recession

By Uche Amunike Dear friends, as we have found out from recent statistics, our dear country Nigeria has taken the lead in the list of countries suffering from the scourge of Recession. I’m talking about global statistics, here. However, even though we talk about recession all the time, the question is, do we really understand what it means? Do we ...

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JUNE 12, DEMOCRACY DAY AND NIGERIA’S DANCE OF DEATH

By Uche Amunike Below, is a narrative by Femi Fani-Kayode. It is as apt as it is interesting. Just had to share it. Read on… “Must we wait until we are slaughtered like flies and buried in mass graves like the Biafrans, Bosnians, Tutsis, Jews and others, before our eyes open and we demand to leave this tinderbox?” Today is ...

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Social Media And The English Language

By Uche Amunike Dear readers, if there is one thing that I love about this piece by the very erudite Reuben Abati, it’s the profundity of his message to everyone out there who have been bitten by the ‘new English’ bug. We can’t keep murdering the English Language all in the name of flowing with the tide. It’s either we ...

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Akachi’s Suicide …a Lesson to us All

By Uche Amunike I find it really scary that suicide has suddenly become a very common phenomenon in our dear country. I mean, it is so unfair that in spite of the numerous problems we face in our daily existence, suicide has to be added to the list. Suicide used to be seen in movies. It wasn’t even something that ...

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WAEC Examinations… Where Did We Go Wrong

By Uche Amunike Back in the days, the West African Examinations Council conducted the School Certificate Exams in West African countries once every year. It was an exam that marked the end of every student’s stay in secondary school as it was actually a general test that assessed their performance in their six years of schooling. What it meant was ...

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The Facts about the Igbo Nation

By Uche Amunike I do not take in everything I see on social media. I swallow most of them with a pinch of salt, accept the acceptable ones and ignore those that make no sense to me. Today, however, I am compelled to share this very interesting piece by Chike Ofili who threw a lot of light on the originality ...

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From Begging to Banditry: Revolt of the Almajiris

By Uche Amunike I came across this piece by Dele Sobowale on social media. It is as apt as it is disturbing. Please go through it and tell me what you make of it… A revolution is underway in the northern states of Nigeria. The downtrodden constituting 99.9 per cent of the population, hitherto docile beggars, saying rankaindedeto the privileged ...

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Happy Birthday To Me

By Uche Amunike Every month of April is special to me. It is the month of my birth and so, I consider it the month where my life is centered. For over four decades now, that month has never passed me by without my special day being celebrated no matter how low keyed. I was born into a home where ...

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