PULPITS OF SCANDALS AND ABETTORS

Then you remember. You remember that this was exactly how the Catholic Church shielded abusers until it became impossible to continue shielding them. Diversion was the ultimate tactics. Transfer of abusers to far away missions in the hope that, being out of sight, the abused forgets without justice. Expectedly,...
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CHILDHOOD MEMORIES OF AN ONITSHA BOY

As I grew older, I started sneaking out of the house to playgrounds. On one of those evenings when I should be at the Block Rosary center reciting the "Ekene Maria" even when my little mind was yet to comprehend how a virgin conceived and gave birth while still...
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FOR THE GRAM

Something is quite puzzling about social media behaviour. The new social media fad demands that someone always wants to be the first to put the video of the happenings out there; to be the first to gather the likes and have the trend form around them. There is the...
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OF CIRCLES AND COMPANIES

Of all advises, suggestions, admonitions and popular sayings I have heard in this life, one stands out: mind your company/association....
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KILLING THE LIVING, CELEBRATING THE DEAD

Past remarkable happenings are always worthy of news. Ditto for remarkable humans. When remembered, they evoke a certain pleasant nostalgia for what was and offers unlimited hope for what, potentially, can become. The idea of memorialising the dead is a worthy practice whose history dates back to humanity’s early...
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FOR BLOOD AND FOR JUSTICE

By now, it is no longer news that the alleged murderers of Mrs Bridget Agbahime – the Imo state born woman who was murdered on the accusations of blasphemy at the Kofar Wambai market in Kano on the 2nd of June this year have been set free. According to...
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BAYELSA AND THE GOVERNANCE QUESTION

There is a certain sense in which a feeling of entitlement can be justified. But there is equally a plethora of reasons why growing up and living a life with an entitlement mentality is extremely damaging. Entitlement stifles every ounce of creativity in a person and leaves the person...
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OF RELIGIOSITY AND SPIRITUALITY; A NIGERIAN PERSPECTIVE.

From the earliest times, humans have always sought to make sense of reality. Through such media as religion, philosophy, science etc, humans have pursued an undying quest to uncover reality and understand it. In his seminal philosophical work, Immanuel James Ibe-Anyanwu argues that “of all the media of man’s...
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IN SEARCH OF THE REAL WORLD

We are currently missing out on the kind of intimacy the real world offers. We are becoming more isolated and estranged due to our reliance on technical devices. Despite the quick and immediate connection that modern technology offers, our world has remained more divided than ever. ...
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