Opinion

Young People’s Corner with Amarachi

It’s a Quarter-to-Go

By Amarachi Okpunobi As a kid, while playing with my contemporaries especially in races. Before we pick a race, the kid referee would announce, on your marks, get set, and would consciously say, quarter-to-go, he would also ask, ready?, before he would finally announce go, and all the racers will begin to run. Once I hear, quarter-to-go, my heart begins ...

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Insight With Amarachi

Arinze Marycynthia and Ubaka Maryjane both from St John of God Secondary School Awka were the first and second runners-up in the just concluded Fides Young Writers Contest, poetry category. Below are their very wonderful entries. IF I WERE A BOY By Arinze Chinecherem Marycynthia  St John of God Secondary School, Awka A loud jungle drum would be telegraphing, At ...

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It feels good to be a student Again!

By Amarachi Okpunobi Are you a student of a tertiary institution or a secondary school? How did you feel the day you saw your name on the Jamb portal that you have been admitted to a University after the frustrations of computer system in the exam hall? How do you feel when you checked the WAEC portal and you credited ...

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Fides Young Writers’ Contest (FYWC)1.0, Winners Emerge

Images Behind Me The Winning Story in Prose Category by Chibueze Christopher Unachukwu (Austica Memorial Secondary School, Nanka, Anambra State) Courageous, cute, humble, kind. That’s how people who think they know me too well describe and define me, but they’ve got the whole definition a bit wrong. The definition isn’t bad but it isn’t actually true. They define me based ...

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Ifeanyi Aniagor- the Brain Behind Anambra Digipreneur

By Amarachi Okpunobi I thought I knew how to speak Igbo till I spent some time with Igbo Wikimedians at ASATU Hall, Government House Awka from 29 -31 October, 2018, where young minds were being trained to help build Igbo Wikitionary. The training was organised by the Digipreneur Hub of Anambra State who are championing the youths into becoming digitally ...

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Help Solomon Achieve His Dreams!

When talent matters, I dare not joke with it. Such talent is that of Solomon, a young sculptor. You won’t believe what this young chap can do till you meet him. I leave you to see for yourself as you read the extracts from his interview. For the intent of this interview, please introduce yourself? My name is Solomon Abuchi ...

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Girl Child Day, Early Marriage and Other Issues

By Amarachi Okpunobi Have you ever imagined how the world would have been if the girl child never existed? Have you ever taken a moment to thank God for the gift of girls? Girls are priceless! We are Unique! Every girl child is inwardly built with a great talent. Every girl child is not just a potential house wife, mother, ...

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Where Is Nigeria

By Amarachi Okpunobi Yes! Nigeria is 58 and so what? We have celebrated, rejoiced and thanked God for a new age of our dear country. But the big question is, Where is Nigeria? Where is that Nigeria that our fore fathers dreamt of in unity. Where is the dream of a peaceful and progressive Nigeria? But one thing is sure, ...

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INCREASING RATE OF COUNTERFEIT DRUGS IN NIGERIA

By Mbah Kosisochukwu Maryjane WHAT IS A DRUG? A drug is any substance [other than food that provides nutritional support] that when inhaled, injected, smoked, consumed, absorbed via a patch on the skin or dissolved under the tongue causes a temporary physiological and often psychological change in the body. In pharmacology a pharmaceutical drug also called a medication or medicine ...

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FIDES YOUNG WRITER’S CONTEST 1.0

By Amarachi Okpunobi Photo Gallery: Workshop/seminar for the 30 shortlisted students of Fides Young Writers’ Contest, FYWC, 1.0, at Obiefuna Auditorium, Fides Communications Complex Okpuno Awka, featuring screening test for the young writers, motivational speeches, games and presentation of certificate of participation. The picture splash continues next edition. Thanks to all the wonderful participants, their industrious teachers and their outstanding ...

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