Opinion

The Emergence of Liz Truss as U.K. New Prime Minister

By Nze Nwabueze Akabogu (JP) A new Britain’s Prime Minister, Liz Truss emerged on Tuesday 5th September 2022 after the keenly contested leadership tussle within the ruling Conservative Party. Liz Truss, a former British Foreign Secretary decisively defeated her only challenger in the race and former British Chancellor Rishi Sunak by a clear margin of 81,326 to 60,399 votes or ...

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Peter Okpaleke: From Rejected Bishop of Ahiara Diocese to Anointed Cardinal

By Ifaenyi Okonkwo All Things Work For Good To Those Who Love God” these were the words of His Eminence Peter Ebere Okpaleke after he was ordained Cardinal on Saturday 27th August 2022 by Pope Francis at St. Peter’s Basilica Rome alongside nineteen others. “Cardinal” is the last and highest ordination a Catholic priest attains before becoming a pope. With ...

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Smell the Coffee, Nigeria is Five Minutes Away from Afghanistan (Part 2)

By Uche Amunike Here’s the second part of the brilliant interview granted by the controversial Chief Malcolm Omirhobo, Principal Partner, Malcolm  Omirhobo & Co. I culled it from the Guardian Newspaper and he bared his mind on trending national issues that will surely interest you, as he fielded questions from Chijioke Iremeka of the Guardian Newspaper. Recall that he was ...

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Before Armageddon Strikes

By Jude Atupulazi Nigeria is in ruins. Everything is crumbling. The Naira has taken an all-time nose dive. The security architecture has exploded. Lives are being snuffed out on a daily basis without the leadership batting an eye. People have lost hope. The things that once held us together have been stretched so thin that they will cut at any ...

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My Blueprint for Anambra Football – Iloenyosi

The new chairman of Anambra State Football Association, Mr Chikelue Iloenyosi, a.k.a General, recently had a session with Fides Editor-in-Chief,  Jude Atupulazi) and unfolded his plans for football development in the state. Excerpts Congrats on your emergence as the Chairman, Anambra State Football Association. Briefly, can you tell us how you came to this moment? Thank you very much. My ...

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DEVOTION TO OUR LADY OF SORROWS

By Prof Michael Ogunu In the Middle Ages, Catholic Theology concentrated mostly on Christ’s passion. At the side of the Man of Sorrows, however, was the Sorrowful Mother, sharing His suffering. The Gospel of St. John 19:25 says: “Near the Cross of Jesus stood His mother, his mother’s sister, Mary, the wife of Cleopas and Mary Magdalene”. Devotion to the ...

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The Dialogue between Monogamy and Polygamy in the Mind of Christ

…A Brief Consideration on the Sacramental Nature of Marriage By Martin Nchedo Umeatuegbu The Catholic understanding of marriage is that which is according to the mind of Christ. Christ raised marriage to the status of a sacrament. That is why He taught that it is appropriate for one man, one wife, and not one man, more than one wife. He, ...

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Historical Perspective and Analysis of Political Parties in Nigeria – 1923 to 2022

By Livinus Nnebedum The first political party called Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP) was formed in 1923. This was due to the influence of the press and journalists who played prominent role in formation of early political parties in Nigeria. The NNDP was co-founded by Horatio Jackson editor of the Lagos Weekly Record and Herbert Macaulay of the Lagos Daily ...

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KUJE JAIL BREAK: THE CRY OF A WITCH AND THE DEATH OF A CHILD

By Chuks Ucheagu Since 2010, Nigeria has been bedevilled with incessant terrorist attacks to this day. Over the years this cancer threatening the life of the country has metastasized into three variants to reach the country’s nooks and crannies: from murderous Boko Haram to butcher Fulani Herdsmen to ferocious Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) and to marauding Bandits and ...

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The Assumption of Mary: The Signature of God’s Grace

By George Adimike Whoever understands grace appreciates the mystery of the Assumption, which registers Mary’s entire life as a project of grace. She was divinely elected by grace, saved by grace, sinless by grace and assumed by grace. In other words, grace pervades her life and provides the context of its meaning. Officially defined as a definitive truth by Pope ...

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