Opinion

THE SPIRITUAL ADVANTAGES OF FASTING

By Michael Ogunu Fasting is an ancient form of mortification commonly accepted as a powerful means of self-discipline, not only in Christianity but also in such other great religions of the world as Islam and Judaism. For Christians, fasting has a supernatural value because it is one of the recognized forms of penance whereby one atones for one’s sins and ...

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Inter-Religious Patience for Peace

By Cornelius Afebu Omonokhua Let the publications and counter publications of enthusiastic Christians and Muslims in print and social media echo the cry from the heart of victims of violence who are longing for justice and good governance rather than inter-religious antagonism. Let those who talk and write on behalf of Christians and Muslims do so as the voice that ...

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HOW WE CAN AVOID THIS INFERNO

By Cornelius Afebu Omonokhua The rate at which Nigerians are playing religious politics with the ongoing killings by the terrorists and kidnappers need a thorough and critical examination. In conflict management, it is better and easier to extinguish a spark before it becomes an inferno that can consume every human being. The weapons of human destruction have no religious value ...

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Brexit – Britain’s Historic Moment

By Nwabueze Akabogu The long awaited British departure from the twenty eight nations European Union (EU) finally became a reality precisely on the hour of 11GMT on Friday 31st January, 2020 when the British flag, the Union Jack at the European Union Headquarters in Brussels was finally lowered signaling the formal exit of the United Kingdom from almost half a ...

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VALENTINE DAY

By Ebuka Augustine Nnadi For the past few days, I have been receiving several messages in my inbox appealing to me to render an explanation concerning the celebration of Valentine Day, its true meaning and significance. As a Catholic Priest, I deemed it necessary to adequately inform people on the celebration of Valentine. Having conducted a rigorous research, I have ...

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A DIRGE FOR MY BELOVED COUNTRY

By Cornelius Afebu Omonokhua Oh God, you remained forever blessed for you are the source of all blessings. You hate evil and no sinner is your guest. From age to age you are victorious in battle. We cry to you like Rachel who weep for her slaughtered children. She refused to be consoled. Her voice could not reach the powers ...

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Lassa Fever

Overview Symptoms and treatment Prevention and control Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness caused by Lassa virus, a member of the arenavirus family of viruses. Humans usually become infected with Lassa virus through exposure to food or household items contaminated with urine or feces of infected Mastomys rats. The disease is endemic in the rodent population in parts ...

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Igbo Traditional Practices: Igbu Ichi

By Uche Nworah Igbu ichi is an ancient tradition performed by Ndi Igbo in South East Nigeria. Unlike what people think, Igbu ichi is not just a tribal mark but a mark of honour and prestige. Initiation into the Ichi Society stands one out as a man of valour. It is not everybody that is considered worthy to be initiated ...

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SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION: A PREREQUISITE TO SIN

By Chukwuchebem Samuel I may not be an authority to write on this topic that falls under Sacramental Theology”. But I just pray and hope that the teaching authority of the Catholic Church will ignore me as I dabble into this sacramental write up. I also desire to be guided against heresy hence, it is not my field of study. ...

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