WHY I AM ENTERING THE MONASTERY IN 2021 By Miss Getchen Erlichman

We live in“ unprecedented times.” This oft-repeated phrase has not only made the headlines of the daily newspaper and graced the lips of many a newscaster but has also become an ever-present mantra of our everyday encounters. Unprecedented times” describes the bewildering conglomeration of political chaos, religious tensions, and a pandemic-ridden society.

Yet, it is precisely Continue reading “WHY I AM ENTERING THE MONASTERY IN 2021 By Miss Getchen Erlichman”

DONALD TRUMP: A TRAGIC HERO?

“A proud man is always looking down on things and people;
and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that
is above you.” ― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

The quote above caught my attention, while I reflected on the
presidency of Donald Trump whose rise to power came to a tragic/controversial end after four years, thereby setting a tragic unprecedented history that might take generations to break, if at all.

I am not used to writing on western politics, and governance,
this is because it appears everything I do or say is Nigeria in particular and
Africa in general. More so, as the biblical saying goes, “Only Continue reading “DONALD TRUMP: A TRAGIC HERO?”

PRESIDENT BUHARI’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH NIGER REPUBLIC: A BETRAYAL OF TRUST?

“There is a difference between playing and playing game. The former is an act of joy, the latter an act” (Joy Nazarian).

President Muhammadu Buhari’s keen interest in Niger Republic may have metamorphosed into an ungodly romance; an indication that pretense has a way of uncovering itself. This is because, pretense is like a Continue reading “PRESIDENT BUHARI’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH NIGER REPUBLIC: A BETRAYAL OF TRUST?”

POSITIVE THINGS RESTRUCTURING NIGERIA WILL BRING! – FOREIGN DIPLOMAT REVEALS

If Nigeria restructured into provinces –
1) Northern Province
2) 2) Middle Belt Province
3) 3) Oduduwa Province
4) 4) Eastern Province
5) 5) Niger Delta Province (Atlantic)
6) Then Central Government at FCT.
10 positive things that would happen within 5 years
(primarily due to inter-province competition)

1. The first province to experience economic explosion would obviously be the Western Province. The Oduduwua Master plan will be revealed. There would be Continue reading “POSITIVE THINGS RESTRUCTURING NIGERIA WILL BRING! – FOREIGN DIPLOMAT REVEALS”

THE ATTACK IN RIYOM by Japheth Prosper

Not many remember what happened in Riyom, Plateau state many years ago. In case you’re among the many who didn’t, this story of mine will refresh your memory.
I met my wife, Rhoda in the UK. She was on a state government scholarship and she emerged as one of the best graduating students in her institution. I was thrilled when on our first date I found that she was a Nigerian from Plateau State. She was from Continue reading “THE ATTACK IN RIYOM by Japheth Prosper”

THE AFTERMATH OF #ENDSARS PROTESTS: HOW HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF

 

*“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable”(John F. Kennedy).*

For the first time in my life, I have come to accept without doubt that power lies in the hands of the masses. And that was evident in the recent ugly events in Nigeria, following the youths #ENDSARS peaceful protests, and its aftermath.

Never in history has Nigeria as one united nation, but divided into Continue reading “THE AFTERMATH OF #ENDSARS PROTESTS: HOW HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF”

LIFE IS DEEP

A mad man handed his cheque to a bank teller and said, “I would like to withdraw N5000..”

The Male teller told the mad man “For withdrawals less than N10,000, please use the ATM”.

The mad man then asked, “Why?” The teller irritably told the mad man, “These are rules. Please leave if there is no other matter. There is a queue behind you.” the teller then returned the cheque to the mad man.

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*NIGERIA AT 60: ARE THE GODS TO BLAME FOR ITS WOES?*

According to a popular African saying, “A man who does not know where the rain began to beat him cannot say where he dried his body.” Unarguably, in the words of the renowned African writer, Chinua Achebe, “the rain that beat us as Africans began over four hundred years ago, from the ‘discovery’ of Africa by Europe, through the transatlantic slave trade, to the Berlin Conference of 1885…”(THERE WAS A COUNTRY).

But much may argue that the rain was a forceful rain that came through guns Continue reading “*NIGERIA AT 60: ARE THE GODS TO BLAME FOR ITS WOES?*”

*INDECENT DRESSING, AN ABUSE OF DECENCY*

*Do you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit? (cf. 1Corinthians 6:19).*
A 22-year-old lady who wants to remain an anonymous, walked up to me in my office one sunny afternoon. She asked me, “Father, I hope I’m well-dressed. I’m asking because last Sunday you preached against indecent dressing.” I looked straight her eyeballs. Immediately, I sensed the discomfort that overwhelmed her. Honestly, I was not at a loss as to what to respond. But I was surprise that she dressed indecently to my office, Continue reading “*INDECENT DRESSING, AN ABUSE OF DECENCY*”

KEY TO RESISTING DISTRACTIONS

“We distract to attract, and we attract to distract” (Israel G. Anaweokhai)

To begin, we must first acknowledge that there is a term called ‘distraction.’ And by that, distraction is a reality. The word distraction is a borrowed word. Etymologically, it is from the middle French distraction , from Latin distractio (cf. En dictionary).

It is important to know that there are two sides to distraction. Let us classify the two sides as positive and Continue reading “KEY TO RESISTING DISTRACTIONS”

*ETIQUETTE*

1. Dᵒⁿ’ᵗ ᶜᵃˡˡ ˢᵒᵐᵉᵒⁿᵉ ᵐᵒʳᵉ ᵗʰᵃⁿ ᵗʷⁱᶜᵉ ᶜᵒⁿᵗⁱⁿᵘᵒᵘˢˡʸ. ⁱᶠ ᵗʰᵉʸ ᵈᵒⁿ’ᵗ ᵖⁱᶜᵏ ᵘᵖ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᶜᵃˡˡ, ᵖʳᵉˢᵘᵐᵉ ᵗʰᵉʸ ʰᵃᵛᵉ ˢᵒᵐᵉᵗʰⁱⁿᵍ ⁱᵐᵖᵒʳᵗᵃⁿᵗ ᵗᵒ ᵃᵗᵗᵉⁿᵈ ᵗᵒ;

2. Rᵉᵗᵘʳⁿ ᵐᵒⁿᵉʸ ᵗʰᵃᵗ ʸᵒᵘ ʰᵃᵛᵉ ᵇᵒʳʳᵒʷᵉᵈ ᵉᵛᵉⁿ ᵇᵉᶠᵒʳᵉ ᵗʰᵉ ᵒᵗʰᵉʳ ᵖᵉʳˢᵒⁿ ʳᵉᵐᵉᵐᵇᵉʳˢ ᵃˢᵏⁱⁿᵍ ᶠᵒʳ ⁱᵗ ᶠʳᵒᵐ ʸᵒᵘ. ⁱᵗ ˢʰᵒʷˢ ʸᵒᵘʳ ⁱⁿᵗᵉᵍʳⁱᵗʸ ᵃⁿᵈ ᶜʰᵃʳᵃᶜᵗᵉʳ. ˢᵃᵐᵉ ᵍᵒᵉˢ ʷⁱᵗʰ ᵘᵐᵇʳᵉˡˡᵃˢ, ᵖᵉⁿˢ ᵃⁿᵈ ˡᵘⁿᶜʰ ᵇᵒˣᵉˢ;

Continue reading “*ETIQUETTE*”

Beyond June 12: Nigeria Still in Search of her Lost Hope After 27 Years

 

If I were 18 at the time, I doubt if I would have voted for Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, aka MKO, considering that MKO as I later discovered in my historical research, was a man who appeared too ambitious.

 
From what I previously read about him, I did not know him to be over-ambitious until the heated debate I had with Cornelius Erohubie in 2019, when President
Muhamadu Buhari honored MKO with a posthumous president and declared June 12th henceforth as Democracy Day in Nigeria.

Continue reading “Beyond June 12: Nigeria Still in Search of her Lost Hope After 27 Years”