Opinion

Opinion

Before the South East Goes to Grief

By Chuks Ucheagu In the twentieth chapter of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Obierika and Okonkwo, renowned and distinguished elders of Umuofia, are discussing about the tragedy that has befallen their homeland, and what the future portends for their identity. ‘It is already too late,’ said Obierika sadly. ‘Our own men and our sons have joined the ranks of ...

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Obi at 60 A Retrospect

By Valentine Obienyem We can hardly forget those that play critical roles in our lives. As a young Seminarian in 1988, Rev. Fr. Dr. Collins Okeke as our Auxiliary (then a Seminarian), came bubbling with philosophy, being a fresh graduate of philosophy at the time. He is intelligent and everybody knows that. He has a peculiar predilection to imparting knowledge ...

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Southern Governors Lagos Summit: Matters Arising

By Nze Nwabueze Akabogu The seventeen southern governors rose from their crucial meeting in  Lagos on Monday 5th July 2021 with what could be described as far reaching resolutions on the current extremely disturbing and highly unpredictable situation in the country. The meeting which was a follow-up to the historic summit held recently at Asaba, the Delta State Capital on ...

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Before the South East Goes To Grief (1)

By Chuks Ucheagu Nigeria has never been this disunited since the late 1960s. At the moment, agitations are rife from North to South, and from East to West. Obviously a lot of issues are wrong with Nigeria. A grown entity without any vestiges of development, it has become a mockery of what a country ought to be – a Nation. ...

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The Crisis in my Parish

I began to notice this on Sunday that preceded the Holy Trinity Sunday, which was Pentecost Sunday. The Parish vicar solicited for help from the parishioners towards St Patrick’s Statue which the youths accepted to erect since previous year. The project was estimated to cost one million Naira. The priest disclosed  that the youths needed sponsors in order to accomplish ...

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Canadian Indigenous Leaders Call for End To Attacks on Churches

By Christine Rousselle Canadian Indigenous leaders and residential school survivors have called for suspected arson attacks on churches to stop. Since June 21, five Catholic churches in Canada have burnt completely to the ground, while other Catholic and Christian churches have suffered fire damage or have been vandalized with graffiti. Most of the church fires have occurred on tribal land. ...

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The Triumph of Mary over Secularism: The Effects of the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

By Nchedo Martin Umeatuegbu  I dedicate this reflection to Our Lady of Fatima. _The major ideas in this brief reflection were derived from two sources: first, Pope Pius XI’s Encyclical Letter, Divini Redemptoris [Of the Divine Redemption], and second, Barb Ernster’s interview with Dr. Victor Khroul, an associate professor at Moscow State University, who grew up under Soviet rule._ This ...

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Kenneth Kaunda (1924-2021): The Endof a Glorious Era

By Nze Nwabueze Akabogu The world on Thursday 17th June, 2021, received with utter shock and sadness, the news of the sudden demise of the foremost liberation crusader, Pan Africanist and the founding father of modern Zambia, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda popularly called KK at the ripe age of 97 years.  Dr. Kaunda died in a military hospital in Lusaka, the ...

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The Personality of Joseph

By Martin Nchedo Umeatuegbu It was on December 8, 1870, that the Blessed Pope Pius IX issued a document through the Sacred Congregation of Rites entitled, ”Quemadmodum Deus” and proclaimed St Joseph the Patron of the Universal Church. Sixteen years earlier, December 8, 1854, this same Pontiff proclaimed in the document, ”Ineffabilis Deus”, that Maria, who was Joseph’s spouse, was ...

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