Opinion

Need for Decennial and Reliable Population Census in Nigeria

By Livinus Nnebedum There is plan by the Federal Government of Nigeria to conduct another head-count in 2023. It is good to note that the last head count was in 2006 now over 10 years .It is normal to conduct census on decennial basis that is every 10 years. It is thus more than necessary now and overdue. The importance ...

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Thanksgiving: Paying Back or Paying Forward to God

By Rev Fr George Adimike A discourse on thanksgiving wrestles with the dynamic of receiving and giving, which forms the fulcrum of being human. This dynamic affects all aspects of our lives, including natural and supernatural dimensions. It makes our urge to give to God and fellow humans a constant. It is not surprising since we live as active participants ...

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Asuu, Oil Theft and 2023

By Rev Fr Gerald Nwafor The Industrial Court has said the university lecturers would go back to the classroom. I did listen to the Minister of Labor talking on one of the popular TV stations in the country. I spent one hour listening to him. In the middle of the interview, I wanted to switch off the television and go ...

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The Military Junta and Civilian Politics in Nigeria

By Livinus Nnebedum Across the over 200 countries in the world including 55 countries in Africa Nigeria inclusive, there had been struggle in the past for independence. Many countries in Africa had witnessed Military Regimes; interventions in politics. Call it military junta or coups.  Egypt experienced the first military coup in 1952 when Colonel Abdel Nasser took over power. Togo ...

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The Dream and the Daydreamers

By Fr Theodore Chukwuedozie Ekwem. I always dream and sometimes too, I daydream. Who doesn’t dream? Ejioho Enyanwuja Asadu on his facebook page recently told a story of how he had planned a visit to Owerri from his base at Nsukka, and how in the early hours of same day a priest called him and asked if he intends to ...

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End of Glorious Era Queen Elizabeth I1 (1926-2022)

By Nze Nwabueze Akabogu (JP) The global community received with utter shock and sadness the sudden demise of the longest reigning British Monarch in history Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday 8th September 2022 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland precisely at 6pm local time at the glorious age of 96years. The late Queen who was coronated in 1952 after the death ...

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We Will Be Remembered For What We Have Done

By Dom Okafor Alfred Nobel was a great inventor and industrialist; he was the man that invented dynamites. In the late 1880s, he read a French newspaper of what he thought was the obituary of his brother that has recently passed. The title of the obituary was “The Merchant of Death” and it wasn’t about his brother. It was about ...

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A Reminiscence of the Man, Fr Martin Añusi, As He Bows Out

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh According to the Holy Bible, there is time for everything: Rev. Fr. Dr. Martin Añusi (Digital Director I of Fides Media) has completed the cycle and time here in Fides and has been transferred to St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Neni, for his next pastoral assignment. Fr. Añusi had seen it all and has, therefore, bowed out ...

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Application of Economics in Use of Land in Populous Areas

By Livinus Nnebedum Land is a gift of nature. It is necessary to talk about economic use of land because land cannot be increased quantitatively but only qualitatively; which is by reclamation from swamp and by improving its fertility through the use of natural and artificial fertilizer. This reclamation and improvement in fertility can be achieved through technological means that ...

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Mary, Mother of God, Not Goddess

By Fr George Adimike Various religions of the world, especially the ancient mystery ones, relished the reality of the divine feminine, many of which ranked high in pantheons of nations. The prevalence of these female gods (goddesses) or feminine elements in deities is not geographically circumscribed. These notable goddesses across mountains and fountains (Ishtar, Hecate, Sekhmet, Kali, Ogwugwu, Ala, Isis, ...

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