Young People’s Corner with Amarachi

Guide Your Thoughts!

Man’s existence has availed him so many opportunities to perform even beyond his imagination. His thought has given him a safe ground to build and rebuild himself when he crashes. What a man wants to be and would be comes from his thoughts transmitted into action. Consequently, man’s life is virtually a life filled with actions. Actions that either propels ...

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And Their Mother Left Them

By Onyedikachi Helen Nwabueze One very sunny afternoon, some four years ago, I looked across the road and saw two kids, a boy and a girl not more than six years old, trying to haul a sack of sawdust onto a wheelbarrow. I quickly went over to help them and brought them to the other side of the road.  The ...

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The African Woman And Her Hair

By Onyedikachi Helen Nwabueze The thick, glorious dense hair of an African woman is a beauty to behold. With the little beautiful curls at the temple, a healthy and neat, jet-black hair is the crown of an African woman. One of the reasons I admire Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is her hair; the lady wears her hair with an enviable pride. ...

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Flooded

By Amarachi Okpunobi The passengers were beginning to board the bus gradually.Dumebi a young, tall and beautiful girl sat by the window. She sat with her earpiece in her ears and  her phone in her hands. Her earpiece was co-operating today, at least it wasn’t one of the days it malfunctioned. She looked through the window and saw people walking ...

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Youths Get Skrills

By Amarachi Okpunobi Every youth need a skill, whether you are passionate about it or not, get a skill. Your certificate is not a definite sure way to success or perhaps financial breakthrough. When you get these skills, utilise them, don’t leave them dead and be creative about them. Be dynamic and consistent. You are exceptional at your skill because ...

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Mpanaka

By Amarachi Okpunobi The cool breeze from the ukwu ọjị was comforting and chilling. A perfect night for a stressful day. We had finished dinner and done the dishes while Papa and Mama sat in their chair at the other end of the hut gisting. I envy so much the kind of love Papa usually demonstrated towards Mama. Mama, on ...

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SUSPENDING NYSC ORIENTATION FOR TWO YEARS

Few days ago, the Vice President of the Nation, Yemi Osinbajo recommend the Federal Government that the Orientation Camps for National Youth Service Corps be locked for two years in adherence to the nation’s law on Social distancing and not more than thirty persons in a gathering as to help control the spread of COVID -19.  These indeed raised dust ...

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Flashback in Time

By Amarachi Okpunobi Maazi said education is important. How can he even say that when our people are dying. Does he listen to the radio at all? Oké akwụkwọ na-enye nsogbu n’isi. Kedu ka dimkpa dị ka Maazi ga-esi sị ka odogwu dịka m ga gụọ akwụkwọ ebe ndị ọgbọ m nọ na ihu ọgụ. There is no education if ...

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Learn From the Snail

By Amarachi Okpunobi It’s raining season and it’s time to hunt snails. I loved snails while growing up and I still love snails now. In a much younger age, while in primary school, during raining season I sit with my friends to discuss our adventures of hunting snails. It was also of economy benefit to us then, we would hunt ...

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Happy Birthday Chiomilicious!

By Amarachi Okpunobi One of the golden rules I have learnt in my little stay on earth is this, don’t wait for a special time, special day, or even special occasion to celebrate people, especially your loved ones. There is no perfect time to do this. Time is always ticking. Celebrate them anywhere, in what way you can, in the ...

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