Opinion

Igbo People: Genesis, Characteristics and Global Importance

By Livinus Nnebedum The Igbos are one of the major three tribes in Nigeria. The other two include Hausas and Yorubas.  There are over 250 ethnic tribes in Nigeria to name other tribes but few viz; Edo, Urhobo, Itsekiri, Ijaw, Efik, Ibibio, TIV, Idoma, Igala, Bachama, Birom, Kanuri, Nupe, Annang, Oron, Ekoi and so many others. The Igbos are one ...

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2023 and Igbo Presidency

By Nze Nwabueze Akabogu (JP) As the 2023 Presidential election draws nearer, political activities are already gathering momentum even as political parties and their gladiators have begun to reach out to notable politicians as well as major stakeholders across the political spectrum in the country. Many frontline political actors have already indicated interest to run for the office of the ...

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The power of My State by Rev. Fr. Gerald Nwafor

Our adage states: From the bringing out of the cocoyam you can as well guess how the planting will be (Ana esi na-nchiputa ede ama okuko ya). I reviewed the list of persons making up the transition team of the new and incoming governor-elect. I will not dwell on my emotional attachments, of being happy or sad for whatever reasons. ...

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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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Our Joys, Our Fears about the Governor-Elect of Anambra State, Prof Charles Soludo

By Fr Dr Innocent Nwafor I join in congratulating you, the governor-elect of Anambra State, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo. I began to hear about Prof. Charles Soludo at the time he became the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria. He became the person who  reconsolidated the banking system in Nigeria, at a time that many mushroom banks liquidated the monetary ...

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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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Stagnation of Worker’s Salaries Viz-A-Viz High Inflation Rate in Nigeria.

By OKONKWO JOHN .U. Nigeria is a country blessed with abundant human and natural resources. All things being equal, no citizen of this great nation ought to suffer poverty not to talk of extreme hunger which has sent thousands of her citizens to the great beyond. I really agree with Prof. Chinua Achebe, a dynamic novelist, in his book: “The ...

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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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