Opinion

Young People’s Corner with Amarachi

For a Just World, Become an Unlikely Ally

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi Jeff sat before the Provost, hoping that, that day never came. He prayed each second as the Provost reprimanded him that he was never admitted into the school. As the Provost handed his letter of expulsion to him, drops of hot tears kept flowing down his bony cheeks. If crying a river would bring back his studentship ...

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Lies you Shouldn’t live with

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi Believe it or leave it, whatever you hear, see, do or think has a way of affecting your life, positively or negatively. Our actions routinely becomes our character, it also transcends to becoming our  defining trait. It gives a picture of who we are to others even to our own selves. So many dreams have been thwarted ...

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Resolving to Answer Mr/Mrs

By Amarachi Okpunobi I was in the market few days ago to pick some food stuffs. The market was filled to the brim with people. I tried to squeeze my little self in between them to find my way out yet I kept jamming people, men and women one after another. I wouldn’t dare keep a straight face, I wore ...

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Year 2020, We survived!

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi Dear year 2020,   I lift my writing pen to write this letter to you with grateful heart, yet burdened and heavy.  I am not sure if I am going to express myself in a way you will understand my heart but one thing I am sure is that in a couple of days you will be a ...

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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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