Young People’s Corner with Amarachi

25 Best Kept Secrets of Nurses

By Sheena Maireen Saavedra, BSN, R.N What are your best-kept secrets, nurses? Society is blind to some truths, mainly because it is better to hide them than to share them to the outside world and risk being misunderstood. So we nurses keep some things a secret just to maintain the peace of everyone involved. Being a nurse is a challenge ...

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Building Young Leaders

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi While some kids are born with the inert abilities to lead, some others can also learn to be leaders in their small circles.  Helping them become better leaders is not only the responsibility of one person but all of us. If they must lead us tomorrow, we then must not fail to prepare and teach them how ...

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The Value of Independence

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi There are few virtues more important than independence. Independence is a requirement for leading your own life. How can you make decisions if every action you take has to be filtered through other people first? Without independence, you can’t be the captain of your life. You must be satisfied scrubbing the decks while someone else sets the ...

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History of cultism in Nigeria

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi The stories of cultism taking over our Higher institions and secondary schools is no longer news. Young vibrant and promising youths kill themselves in quest of power as cultist, this in contrary opposes the aim of the fore fathers of cultism in Nigeria. According to history, cultism was started for a good course but not until bad ...

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You’re no Longer a Country, Nigeria

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi The day Nigeria died was the day we all started blaming one another for her problems, caused by us. It was the same day we died having the stenches of her scars, sorrows and tears. We ate sorrow and drank pains as we carried this stench everywhere we went. We became libraries: a library of thoughts and ...

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Let’s Talk about Love

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi While many argue that love is the only tool needed to build a strong and working relationship between two young people of the opposite sex, I believe it goes beyond love. Many books, podcast, series, talks and many other materials have been written about relationships and many are yet to come but one thing I believe is ...

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Rough Ride

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi When we begin a journey, we are always optimistic that we will get to our destination without any delay or hindrance on our way. But most often, reverse is the case. We will have to face flat tyres, bad engine, empty fuel tank, bad conductors, reckless drivers, bad roads, enough pot holes to deal with and more ...

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Pages of My Life

By Amarachukwu Opkunobi Birthdays comes once in a year and leaves a remarkable memory for us. We think of what we were like at birth, the sound of our voice when we let our first cry which is consequently our first speech as a sign of welcome to mother earth. We try to remember though hard for us how our ...

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Give Hope A Chance

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi When fate meets with hope, they are bound to surmount mountains and conquer them.  Derek Clark here, shares  the stories of  his growing up filled with fears, insecurities and potholes. But amidst all of these, he has grown to become an inspiration to all and even his family. Below are the excerpts of his life story, his ...

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The Last Cab Ride

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi Twenty years ago, I drove a cab for a living. One time I arrived in the middle of the night for a pick up at a building that was dark except for a single light in a ground floor window. Under these circumstances, many drivers would just honk once or twice, wait a minute, then drive away. ...

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