*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).

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*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).

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*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;

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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.

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On The Shoulders Of Each Other

Ugwu Kelvin

Football stars, in fact, all the stars of various sports, we made them who they are.
Premier league, LALIGA, Serie A were suspended. This year’s Wimbledon (The most prestigious Tennis competition annually played in the UK) was cancelled. The ‘almighty’ Olympic games has also been cancelled this year.
Do you know what this means?
Many people have loss Millions of dollars because with Coronavirus still not contained, there will be no spectators. If there are no spectators, nobody will buy tickets, nobody will sell tickets.

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We Can be Wrong so Many Times Judging others Without Knowing the True Story Behind Their Actions.

 

My boss drove a luxury car every day and it was my duty to greet him and to open the gates for him, as I worked as a watchman in his villa. But he never responded back to my greetings.
 
One day he saw me opening the garbage bags outside the villa in search of any leftover food. But, as usual, he never even looked at me, it was as if he never saw anything!

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The Praying Hands

 

Back in the fifteenth century, in a tiny village near Nuremberg, lived a family with eighteen children. Eighteen! In order merely to keep food on the table for this mob, the father and head of the household, a goldsmith by profession, worked almost eighteen hours a day at his trade and any other paying chore he could find in the neighborhood.
Despite their seemingly hopeless condition, two of Albrecht Durer the Elder’s children had a dream. They both wanted to pursue their talent for art, but they knew full well that their father would never be financially able to send either of them to Nuremberg to study at the Academy.

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