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Jungle Justice (JJ)

By Pat Amobi Chukwuma Few years ago, two bosom friends, Bobby and Sunny, went for an evening party somewhere. Their hostess was a lawmaker in the State House of Assembly. She was a beautiful, generous, honourable and first class lady. Her two guests ate and drank to their satisfaction. She greased their palms with fat envelops. They engaged in friendly ...

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Let My People Go!

By Pat Amobi Chukwuma There is an end to everything and every condition. The Israelites, because of hatred, suffered in Egypt from the hand of Pharaoh for many years. They were persecuted, treated inhumanly and killed like fowls. Despite these cruelties, they continued to increase in population. They were wailing and praying to God for deliverance. When the appointed time ...

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The Irony of Postponement

Postponement is a common vocabulary. It connotes deferral, deferment, delay, putting off, rescheduling, adjournment, shelving, suspension of an event. The Cambridge Dictionary defines postponement as “a delay to an event because someone plans or decides that it should happen at a later date or time.” Similarly, the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English defines it as the changing of an event, ...

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Godwin or Satanwin?

By Pat Amobi Chukwuma God is the Supreme Being. He has no rival. He is omnipotent and omnipresent. He is the Alpha and the Omega. He has neither a beginning nor an end. He is your Creator and my Creator. He is the wonderful God. I doff my cap for Him and prostrate before Him. Satan was a faithful Angel ...

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Due Process

By Pat Amobi Chukwuma A fortnight ago, a hungry man jumped into a banquet hall through the window. A sumptuous party was going on there. The security men within and outside the banquet hall made a rapid response and arrested the hungry wretched man. During interrogation, the chief security officer of the hotel asked him, “Mr. Man, why did you ...

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Second Death

By Pat Amobi Chukwuma Two ugly women were firing ballistic oral missiles at each other few days ago. One said to the other, “You are as ugly as a vulture.” The other retorted, “Idiot. Look at you, as wicked as death.” The oral ballistic missiles crashed over the other. A fierce fight ensued between the two. They tore each other’s ...

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“The whole World is watching us”

By Pat Amobi Chukwuma Bible Knowledge and Literature were among the subjects we did in secondary school. Often contextual questions were set in internal or external examinations. Normally we were given a quotation from the Scripture or from a novel in which the following questions were asked: Who said it? To whom? On what occasion? The questions demanded specific answers. ...

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Count your Blessings

Fr. Pat Amobi Chukwuma One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten…uncountable! Can you count your blessings from God since your nativity? Most often we do moan over the few curses that come our way. Rarely do we reflect on the innumerable blessings God gives us. No wonder the Holy Scripture says, “In times of prosperity, adversity is ...

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Money Worship

By Pat Amobi Chukwuma Sound can be confusing. Some words are synonymous in pronunciation. One early morning, a certain single young man had a partial stroke. His right side, from head to toe including his right hand, was paralyzed. He managed to grab his cellular phone with his left hand. He made several distress phone calls to his bosom friend, ...

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No Condition is Permanent

By Pat Amobi Chukwuma Few years ago, my eyes saw my ears when I was pasturing the flock of God at Abagana. I was trying to keep the sitting room of my residence in order after breakfast on that fateful day. Having broken my fast, I was energized after eating like a king. Hence I tried to lift one huge ...

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