Opinion

Meaning and History of Christmas

Of all the feasts throughout the year the celebration of Christmas Day and Christmas Eve are the most popular of all, both for children and for adults. There are more traditions and customs associated with Christmas in all Christian countries than with any other feast. It is true, of course, that the logical culmination of Advent is attained with the ...

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Special Tribute to a Quintessential Politician of Nobility Per Excellence –High Chief (Dr.) Obiora Okonkwo

By Nze Nwabueze Akabogu The Nigerian political landscape had in recent times been dominated and basterdized by all manners of people with shady or questionable character totally bereft of integrity, principles and honour and often adopting the Machiavellin unscrupulous theory that “the end justifies the means” in their primordial quest for political power and instant wealth by all means. This ...

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Professor Soludo and Imperative of Parallel Development Trajectory

By Polycarp Onwubiko In properly organized nations of the world, well articulated and all encompassing development planning is a categorical imperative and never subjected in whatever circumstances to prevarications as regularly observed in the emerging economies or developing countries like Nigeria and other countries in Africa. In other words, development planning consequent upon diligently collected data by the central and ...

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When Will Evil Cease?

By CHUKWUEMERIE UDEKWE When will evil cease? The disease of pain in a world of joy. The holes of bullets in a world of love. The dove of fire in a world of care. The scars of sickness in a world of health.When will evil cease,for the ease of peace?As Rufus directed the question to me again, I had a ...

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The Igbo And The Vatican II: Open Those Doors!

By CHUKWUEMERIE UDEKWE If it had not been Somadina, a friend I had known from childhood, with whom I toured every corner of our street, shared sweets from parents’ stolen money and kept the little secrets of children, I would have termed  him crazy. If not for the benefit of the doubt you give to one you recognise entirely, the ...

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TWO SIDES Of A COIN

By Mercy Okoye In the 16th century, the Uk had suffered series of civil wars, also known as the Great Rebellion (1638-1651). This was a war for power between the three kingdoms – England, Wales, Scotland. England also found herself in the grip of the ‘Gin age’. Gin was being distilled in one of every four homes in London, and ...

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Southern Governors Forum and Its Familiar Rhetoric

By Nze Nwabueze Akabogu The seventeen Southern Governors recently held their third meeting at Enugu and rose from the summit with their usual communiqué which could rightly be described as mere declaration of intent or rather policy statement that obviously lacked focus and sense of urgency even as virtually all their two previous resolutions in Asaba and Lagos had remained ...

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YCS-Cadek Holds Maiden Convention.

By Kizito Umennadi Revd Fr The Ekwulọbịa Diocesan Young Catholic Students (YCS-CADEK) held their maiden YCS Convention from Wednesday August 4th, 2021 – Saturday, August 7th, 2021 at St Charles Catholic Church, Achina. In a Holy Mass celebrated to officially kickstart the event, the diocesan education secretary, Rev Fr Vitalis Azike who represented the diocesan bishop, Most Revd Peter Okpaleke ...

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