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About to die

By Rev Pat Amobi Chukwuma A certain casual driver caused commotion few days ago along a busy traffic road by placing a frightening bold tag over his front and rear plate number, which reads: “About to die.” Serious pandemonium broke out. The motorists behind him reversed their vehicles carelessly and sped off for their dear lives. Those in front accelerated ...

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Sense or Nonsense

By Pat. Amobi Chukwuma At creation God endowed man with five essential senses. They are the senses of smell, touch, sight, hearing and taste. Each of them is very vital. None of them can stand for the other. If someone loses any of them, then he or she becomes disabled. If you lose the sense of smell, then you can ...

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Watch your back

By Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuma Some days ago, a young half illiterate young man came into my office in tears. I offered him a seat and asked him to wipe away his tears. Then I enquired from him what was amiss. He began to count the litany of misfortune in his life. According to him, many seen and unseen enemies ...

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The Virus of Madness

By Rev Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuma There are many dangerous viruses attacking humanity today, especially in our country Nigeria. They include coronavirus, hunger virus, anger virus, terrorism virus, herdsmen virus, bandit virus, kidnapping virus, insecurity virus, known and unknown gunmen virus, nepotism virus, lopsided appointment virus, bad leadership virus, corruption virus, killing virus, sleeping with one eye virus, civilian dictatorship ...

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Shine your eyes

Fr. Pat Amobi Chukwuma In normal parlance we shine our shoes and a few other things. Often brush and polish are used to do the shinning. A mixture of different substances and chemicals are combined to produce shoe polish. It comes in varied colours to suit all shoe colours. When well applied, it makes shoes elegant as if bought anew. ...

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THE IDENTICAL TWINS: Obiagalu and Obiageli

By Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuma I was born a bouncing baby boy on April fool day at Jos in the year Nigeria became a Republic. If you do not know the year in question, then send me a reasonable mtn recharge card with which I shall disclose it to you. I was under the age of reason when pogrom broke ...

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Open And Compassionate Letter To God

By Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuma My dear heavenly Father, How are you? I bow down and prostrate my humble self before your divine majesty. I worship you the Three Persons in One God: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Your mystical triune nature is incomprehensible as far as human mind is concerned. God the Son, ...

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At Owner’s Risk

By Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuma Words are expressive and can put someone in danger, if not understood or adhered to. It can be a sentence, a clause or a phrase. No wonder it is said that a word is enough for the wise. Even an alphabet can be expressive of something. A sign or a symbol stands for something. It ...

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Nigerian reckless Drivers

By Fr Pat. Amobi Chukwuma No one wakes up and suddenly starts to drive anything on wheels. Expertise guarantees safety. In my younger days, I sweated so much learning how to ride a common bicycle. I underwent through different turbulent stages. First, I began by holding the two handles and propelling the bicycle while walking on my two feet. Then ...

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Nigeria is bleeding

By Fr Pat. Amobi Chukwuma Recently I went with one of my parishioners to a livestock market within my vicinity to purchase a bouncing adult goat for a religious feast. After rigorous bargaining, we reluctantly paid for the goat, whose price had skyrocketed due to the economic hardship in this country nowadays. Then we took the sacrificial goat to the ...

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