Opinion

Young People’s Corner with Amarachi

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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A Message to the Nurse’s Future Self

By Amarachi Okpunobi It’s the Nurses week and it’s my wish to celebrate Nurses as heroes and heroines. May 12th of every year is the observance of International Nurses Day, which is spearheaded by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) since 1971. For Nurses Week 2020, this year’s theme is, Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to ...

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Changing The Narrative

Stories are part of our lives. We tell stories about ourselves, others and even things around us. We write stories and tell them to ourselves and others. But what happens when the stories we tell about ourselves, others and these things are wrong. What happens when we tell the wrong stories and even lie about them. What happens when this ...

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We Are Prisoners of Ourselves

By Amarachi Okpunobi My name is Andrew and I am a drug addict. No, I think I just used the wrong words, I was a drug addict and I am learning how to cope positively without the substance. I have been on hard drugs for years now. Initially I used to be comfortable with it. In fact I was cool ...

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We all have traces of Mental Illness

By Amarachi Okpunobi Before now, I have had a wrong perception and misconception about mental illness. I have always seen mentally ill people (mad person) only as people who are vagrant. That is, people who hoard dirt and sleep in dirty places on the road and also persons who feed on spoilt foods in the dumps. I run away from ...

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Seven secrets of success

By Amarachi Okpunobi In my search to build my mental energy and health, I stumbled into this great piece by Brian Tracy. When I delved into it, I couldn’t but say it was inspiring and motivating. A good recipe to cook a successfull life and business. Hope you also find it mind blowing too. Read on 1. Clarity: You must ...

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Start From Somewhere

By Amarachi Okpunobi When the year 2019 was about to end, I bet you began making some adjustments to what your choices and decisions would be. Decisions like, ‘2020, I am going to be productive, progressive and persistent. Choices like, I will delete this person or the other from the list of my friends. Every second will count for me. ...

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Et Tu Brute

By Barnabas Chukwukelo Ezeife The inspiration to write this article came immediately after reading a book by Frank R.Stockson titled “THE LADY OR THE TIGER” 1882. Here I will just give a summary of the book before I continue with my write up. There was a ‘semi –barbaric’ king who ruled his kingdom in different way than what we deem ...

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The Power of Positive Thinking

By Amarachi Okpunobi It is said that a man’s thoughts sets his mind. Whatever a man thinketh he does. What do you feed your mindset with. Negativity or positivity? Few days back, I delved into an interesting write-up online and thought you would like to read it too; It is the Power of Positive Thinking, written by Tony Robbins. Hope ...

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Eclipse

By Amarachi Okpunobi The polytene bag containing the food stuffs I had bought for dinner fell from my hands. The oil spilled on the ground as it was tied in a cellophane, and it was immediately mixed with the palm kernel shaft that was used to tar the ground in front of the traders shop. The pumpkin leaves were crushed ...

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