Opinion

Living a Sense of Generational Mission

Reflecting on the significance of birthdays, Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez reasoned that ‘it is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old; they grow old because they stop dreaming.’ For Victor Chukwunonyelum Umeh who turned 54 on July 19 this year, the above words of the great Colombian writer must be of enduring interest. Umeh has ...

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A Peep into the Challenges of Present Day Nigeria

INTRODUCTION: Writing on this topic at this time in the history of Nigeria cannot be more better. Nigeria as a country has had its highs and lows, from the colonial period to the present time. This piece is more concerned not with history of the past, but with the present and possibly, our contribution towards making the best out of ...

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Servant and Service

The two words as far as I am concerned, cannot function very well without the help of each other. Often times, when the word “servant” is being mentioned, people usually mistake it to mean slave, whereas a slave, according to Oxford Dictionary of current English means, a person who was the legal property of another person and was forced to ...

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Who Will Love A Sickle Cell Anaemia Child?

Sickle cell disease is a genetic blood disorder commonly found in the tropical region of Africa. Its debilitating effects due to ignorance from parents over the years have sent many innocent victims to their untimely graves. The prevalence of the sickle cell disease dates back to 1910. Before then and up till now (unfortunately) new births with these deadly scourge ...

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A Case For the Revival of Igbo Language and Culture

So much had been said and written by Igbo elites in recent times about the alarming decline in spoken Igbo language by Ndigbo themselves and the possible extinction of the language in the nearest foreseeable future. The Igbo language is one of the three major languages recognized by law or convention in Nigeria. It is a matter of deep regret ...

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Why Iraq wasn’t what I thought

hat do the displaced really want What most of the displaced want is to go back home. But with the situation showing precious little improvement, many have become fed up, and are thinking of going abroad. While hopes of returning might have been higher after the initial displacement in 2014, they have significantly diminished now that the situation has drug ...

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Obiano: 2 years Too good!

On Thursday, March 17, 2016, Governor Willie Obiano marked his two years in office. There were no ceremonies. No drums. No pomp and no pageantry. Not even the usual state banquet or the solemn high mass. In fact, the governor kept a busy schedule on that day, commissioning the House of Assembly Complex and playing host to some important Nigerians ...

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Blessed Oscar Romero’s Legacy

It is a wonderful coincidence that this year’s anniversary of the death of Blessed Oscar Romero [March 24] who was shot dead as he celebrated mass at a hospital chapel fell on Holy Thursday, the day of the institution of the Holy Eucharist. I first learnt about Oscar Romero sometime in 1990, ten years after his audacious assassination by El ...

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Thank You, Your Excellency

I have lived in the city of Onitsha for twenty-four years now, having moved here by virtue of my marriage in 1992. For those number of years, I have lived in a layout called Awada and no other place. For anyone who knows Awada, it is one of the riskiest of places to visit or reside in. I’ll tell you ...

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