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UPDATED: Merchants in the temple and the future of “CAN”
Rev. Fr. FRANCIS A. OBORJI, The Vatican
‘Now that Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is compromised, Quo Vadis?’ Is the problem with CAN, really, its present leadership or its fluid archaic structures and constitution?
Nigeria and the tragedy of absence of a moral authority
Rev. Fr. FRANCIS A. OBORJI, The Vatican
We should not confuse religious leaders of moral authority we are discussing in this article with the so-called General Overseers or founders of the Neo-Pentecostalism Assembly churches – centers of workers and seekers of miracles, dotted all over Nigerian cities and towns today.
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
Imo 2019: Who governs the Eastern heartland of Nigeria to true land of hope after Okorocha?
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
As we approach the next election cycle, neither the APC nor PDP will win the 2019 governorship election in Imo State. Gov. Rochas Okorocha should cut it out and stop persecuting his deputy through a pliant house of assembly.
The reign of barbarism
Fr. PAT AMOBI CHUKWUMA
I was in a barbing salon two weeks ago to have a haircut. The barber ushered me in and directed me to sit on his mobile barbing seat. When I was a boy, I enjoyed the mobile seat so much. I wished that the haircut lasts so long so that I may enjoy the luxurious mobile seat. I normally felt reluctant to get up....
Nigerian’s politics of demagoguery
JEROME-MARIO UTOMI, Lagos, Nigeria
Wisdom born from experience tells us that demagogues the world over thrives on the ignorance of the people and depend solely on half-truth as a vehicle for actualizing their establishment and consolidate their reign.
Congratulations to Governor-Elect Dr. Fayemi, and Èkìtì kete!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
CHANGEUP TONIC
Keep moving forward…
GBENGA OWOTOKI, Florida, USA
Many people including myself had believed Nigeria had lost the game to the super playing power of the Brazilians but alas, we were wrong.
Is Christianity on trial in Nigeria?
Rev. Fr. FRANCIS A. OBORJI, The Vatican
At a time like this, when lives of ordinary citizens, especially Christians from indigenous ethnic-African populations across the country are no longer protected by our security agents and government, what is expected of Christians and Churches of Nigeria?
Now is the time………. (Conclusion)
TEMPLE C. UBOCHI, Bonn, Germany
Tyranny has descended upon Nigeria; therefore, the youths must take the bull by the horn immediately, by making sure one of them takes over power in 2019, before Buhari kills all Nigerians.
FROM THE PREACHER"S LENSES
The reason why God created man and how man betrayed God
SAM AWEDA, Lagos, Nigeria
"Omoluabi" Book Review by Dr Gerald Onukwugha
GERALD ONUKWUGHA, New Jersey, USA
They have done it again! What motivated an international award-winning writer, author, biographer and a former university teacher; Dr Moshood Ademola Fayemiwo and his talented wife, a former university professor, teacher and an author; Dr. Margie Neal-Fayemiwo to write an astonishing exhaustive detailed 389-page biography of His Excellency, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola...?
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Executive Order Number 6 - Another weapon against corruption
SAMUEL B. AROWOLAJU, Washington, DC, USA
Information have it that Executive Order 6 has spread its nets so wide to catch big fishes in the ocean of Nigerian corruption. It is reported that more than 150 individuals and entities are being dragged by the net.
Buhari and Miyetti Allah, blood without end
E O EKE, UK
It is increasingly difficult to find the right words to described the imploding ethnic cleansing in Nigeria being supervised by Mohammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria.

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The dead under arrest
Fr. PAT AMOBI CHUKWUMA
Is the end of the world so imminent? The unusual is beginning to happen. I went for a burial Mass somewhere which was supposed to start at 10:00AM. ... By 10:30AM, the remains of the dead woman have not arrived at the church. By 11:00AM everybody became worried. The question at every tongue was, 'What is wrong?' Tongues started wagging.
When it rains it pours, Kemi Adeosun saga: Heads must roll
ADEKUNLE AKINYEMI, Pikesville, Maryland, USA
Ever since the story of this hard-working and dynamic Minister of Finance broke out, this writer, who was actually writing on the achievements and excellence of this bright young lady of Finance, had been shocked beyond description. Why Kemi? Why now?

2019 General Election and the looming failure
JEROME-MARIO UTOMI, Lagos, Nigeria
While this is ongoing at the parties’ enclaves, a higher level of intrigue like that of 2015, seems to be brewing among Nigerians irked by the leaders’ inabilities to create a government that works better and costs less as promised.
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Ekiti 2018: The God of Second Chance and the return of Kayode Fayemi as governor, Ekiti State
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
But Ekiti people, noted for political sophistication, awareness and education should ask themselves, why is John Kayode Fayemi returning as the governor of Ekiti state? He didn't need to do this....

A short note to potential trouble-shooters in Ekiti!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
...if you kill or maim yourselves for Fayose or Fayemi, the euphemism in yose-yomi from Ifa or Orunmila will have nothing to do with your deliberate ignorance.
Truly proud of the Super Eagles of Nigeria!
CYRIL C. NWOKEJI, Belgium
For most of the players, it was their first participation at a major tournament. According to Coach Rohr, the 2018 World cup tournament came way too soon for these group of Super Eagles!
Nigeria and her paradoxes
ADEKUNLE AKINYEMI, Pikesville, Maryland, USA
The case of Nigeria convinces me about the meaning of a paradox, where you think you can sink so fast that you think you are flying!
For how long will Nigerians die before the world reacts? (Conclusion)
TEMPLE C. UBOCHI, Bonn, Germany
Think of it: The Air Force was sent after hoodlums who attacked a person, even though he’s a Major General, but the security forces have not done anything to protect thousands of Nigerians who are under Fulani herdsmen’ constant attacks.
The wounded millipede
Fr. PAT AMOBI CHUKWUMA
As I was driving through a remote village recently, I saw a beautiful young lady jumping up and crying. Since life is a primary value, I stopped abruptly to ascertain what was wrong with her and to do the needful. I was ready to take her to the nearest hospital for medical attention.
July - My Month of Walking in Grace
Pastor AMOS D. DADA, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Anytime the word grace is mentioned it elicits some joy deep in my heart. It soothes my heart, my soul is thrilled, it is like me wearing an expensive garment that someone has just given to me!
War Drums (Poem)
AUGUSTINE C. OHANWE
We watch as vultures assemble; and gods with the flag of Mars; jeering as us,; as we inch closer to the brink.
Buhari's failed political odyssey
LUCAS ANUFORO, Dublin Ireland
...categorised as few remaining extinct leaders of his generation that will rescue Nigeria from the jaw of an impending doom. Unfortunately, he got himself emasculated, which dimmed and dented his immaculate and enviable track record.
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21 Differences and characteristics of The Earth from The World
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
When we disclosed through the Power of the Holy Spirit in this column that the True Lord God Almighty doesn't rule the world but the earth; we also explained that there are 21 differences between the Earth and the World. Many precious souls sent us text messages; email comments and some took the pains to call....
For how long will Nigerians die before the world reacts?
TEMPLE C. UBOCHI, Bonn, Germany
If there’s a time Nigeria needs a change of leadership more than ever, it’s now. Any Nigerian who is not concerned about what’s going on in Nigeria now must be a devil’s disciple.
RE - Femi Odere and Segun Oni's legal case
SAMUEL B. AROWOLAJU, Washington, DC, USA
I have now decided to respond to the arguments, dissertations and postulations of Mr. Femi Odere on what he called "Segun Oni's legal case." My intention is to inform and educate many, who might have been carried away by the journalistic fineness and niceties of my brother, Femi.
Nigeria is bleeding profusely!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
If you want to settle down to savor a hotchpotch of soup you made in the village populated by longthroated individuals-and of a thousand demons, you must be ready to feast with a long-specially-made-spoon, otherwise....
Beware, you promoters of hate and discontent
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
When you incentivize hatred and violence instead of curbing them, you invite the reoccurrence of violence!
Rwanda is soaring high! (Poem)
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
From rubble to rumble-tumble.; Rwanda, a nation once; In self-ruined is now surging; Into modernism and; Industrialization.
SHE (Poem)
AUGUSTINE C. OHANWE
(Secondary school years remembered with appreciation)
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Unnecessary tragedy brought about by religious differences in Nigeria
SAM AWEDA, Lagos, Nigeria
Of course we read God's Holy books but unfortunately we have refused to change our hearts in line with those Holy books so as to prosper us but rather built in us 'Holier than thou' attitude.
Forget the government, what about the citizens?
ABI ADEGBOYE
A video circulating on WhatsApp which I received it six times because people thought I should be well informed ;) (See here), shows a primary school in Edo State during a rainstorm.
The 2018 budgetary allocation to education
JEROME-MARIO UTOMI, Lagos, Nigeria
The ripple created by the signing of the 2018 budget into law on Wednesday 20th June 2018, by President Muhammadu Buhari, after a protracted wait by Nigerians, has again demonstrated that efficiency of the government sector does not only affect the performance of the public sector but that of the whole country.
Why the Super Eagles of Nigeria must, please God, defeat the Argentinian national team, come the 26th of June, 2018!
CYRIL C. NWOKEJI, Belgium
The image of that patriotic woman, who anointed each Super Eagles' player, while Nigeria's national anthem was being sung, before the encounter against the Icelanders, says it all! See the video:
Beware of Greek Gift
Fr. PAT AMOBI CHUKWUMA
A popular local thief throws corns to an unsuspecting fowl going about its normal daily business. The fowl feels happy and swallows the corns one by one. As the thief throws the corns, he moves gradually towards his room. Then he throws some at the floor of the wide open door. The fowl comes there to pick them.
What traditions are you following?
Pastor AMOS D. DADA, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Each tribe, ethic group or nation have their peculiar traditions. Not just traditions but some peculiarities. While some of the peculiarities are pleasant some are not.
Dino Melaye's 'shior kelebe' in a participatory democracy
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
Dino Melaye was away from Nigeria recently, he again showcased his jejune state of mind in a foreign country where things work. Senator Dino Melaye continues to make mockery of the country in which he is an active participant in fouling!
Waterfalls (Poem)
AUGUSTINE C. OHANWE
I have long admired the waterfalls.; Now, I sit on a tree trump, adjacent; to a hilly scenic view to savour; its awe-inspiring landscape,; a beautiful sight to behold; and it makes one pause in wonder.
Now is the time………. (2)
TEMPLE C. UBOCHI, Bonn, Germany
Providence might have used Buhari’s election as a catalyst to set things in the right direction for Nigeria. Never has the chance to put Nigeria in better shape looked brighter than now.
The fantastic victory of the Super Eagles of Nigeria over the "Vikings" of Iceland!
CYRIL C. NWOKEJI, Belgium
The score of Nigeria 2, Iceland 0, was more than welcome relief to the millions of teeming fans of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, particularly Nigerians, who nearly developed 'heart attack' [after the loss to] the Croats.

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