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Assumption of Mary: Its implications for Nigeria in distress
Rev. Fr. FRANCIS A. OBORJI, The Vatican
There is a story of a Muslim mother, who pardoned the killer of her son by a symbolic gesture of slap on the cheek of the killer on the day of execution. What is the significance of this story to our reflection on the feast of Assumption of Mary into Heaven?
Okezie Ikpeazu and T.A Orji: No honour amongst thieves
NNANNA IJOMAH, New York, New York, USA
Right Reverend Dr. Humphrey Bamisebi Olumokaye: From the hills to Marina Lagos (2)
ERIC TENIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria
Job weds Joy
Fr. PAT AMOBI CHUKWUMA
Unlike some persons who were born with golden spoons in their mouths, this man called Job Uwabuekwere was born with a cross in his mouth.
The Danger of Christianity of Workers of Miracles in Nigeria
Rev. Fr. FRANCIS A. OBORJI, The Vatican
We are already witnessing the messing-up of CAN by its present executive leadership, composed mainly by pastors of these miracle and healing churches, the so-called General Overseers or founders of churches of the Neo-Pentecostal movements in Nigeria
ONYINYE'S MIRROR ON LIFE
In pursuit of power
ONYINYE OYEDELE, Ontario, Canada
Most importantly, staying at the table and making sure your ideas leave the table is where you need the stamina of 'old people!' Young people should be ready to celebrate 'meritorious years in public service.'
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
How to know your spiritual personality and the future of PDP and Gov. Udom Emmanuel in 2019?
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
Every human being on this earth is unique. The True Lord God Almighty is God of variety and this He reflected in His Creation and the human race; the zenith of His Masterpiece.
The books of pretense! (Poem)
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
They are selfish enablers; Motivated by gratification.; Self-subsumed in dressing; Up in the room of self-hate!; They knew what they were doing!
The confluence of politics, religion and looting in Nigeria
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
Osinbajo: A quintessential professor, pastor and astute administrator!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
Nigeria and the urgent need for button reset
ADEKUNLE AKINYEMI, Pikesville, Maryland, USA
The reset button must be pushed to stop the populace from being represented by the least decent, unqualified and inexperience thugs who now represent our political space. No wonder they go into the Legislative Chambers to fight or sleep!

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Dr Ikpeazu: Abia state government of lies, flag offs, billboards and jingles
NNANNA IJOMAH, New York, New York, USA
Watching the Ikpeazu administration in all its rottenness reveals this simple fact, its lack of competence, integrity, morality, and capability has resulted in its obsessive and compulsive desire to lie, falsify facts....
The Church and Politics in Nigeria: A theological appraisal
Rev. Fr. FRANCIS A. OBORJI, The Vatican
As we noted in the earlier article, the CBCN directive regarding the non-participation of the clergy in partisan politics is not only timely but also in order.... Aquinas bases his arguments on the philosophy of Aristotle. According to Aristotle, 'the end of practical science is the operation.'

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APC and PDP, choice between bad and worse
E O EKE, UK
Buhari came into office with a toxic sectarian agenda that have left Shia Muslims oppressed, hundreds killed and thousands displaced from their villages, and ancestral homes by Fulani herdsmen terrorists and their lands now occupied by Fulanis from different African countries.
Is The Church Political or Apolitical in Nigeria?
Rev. Fr. FRANCIS A. OBORJI, The Vatican
When the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), issued the above directives earlier this week, some, especially, within the ranks and files of the clergy and religious, received it with some mixed-feelings.

Nigeria: Conscience Means……..?
ADEKUNLE AKINYEMI, Pikesville, Maryland, USA
Each time I come across the saying or motto of a Nigerian Newspaper which reads as follows, 'Conscience is like a wound, only truth can heal it', I feel a sense of guilt for my country.
Political party defection (Poem)
AUGUSTINE C. OHANWE
The leopard has never changed its spots ; ... and when party politics goes awry ; they switch back to their old political den ; in keeping with no permanent friend ; and no permanent enemy.

Are Nigeria's security forces colluding with herdsmen and Boko Haram?
PRIYE S. TORULAGHA, Miami, Florida, USA
The purpose of this article is to explore the issue of whether Nigeria's security forces ... are colluding with herdsmen to kill Nigerians, in an attempt to implement a political agenda with a strong ethno-religious undertone. The task requires identifying and explaining various actions, inactions and circumstances which tend to create the impression....
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
Kogi 2019: Will Yahaya Bello return as governor? The origin of curses in human life
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
Many souls aren't aware that they are suffering from undiagnosed curses. Some born-again Christians are completely ignorant that their problems are located in unknown curses.
Nigerian Political Tsunami
Fr. PAT AMOBI CHUKWUMA
Where are violent natural and political waves sweeping across the Nation. The heavens are angry. The earth is revolting. The people are bitter.
Buhari is a Political Tsunami! (Poem)
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
Buhari is a paradigm shift; In the life of a nation!; Your ramshackle at his feet,; Makes Buhari remains Abiku; In the foul politics of Nigeria.
The antithesis of love is hate!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
When you unhook yourself from terrible thoughts and unnecessary emotions, you give room for expansion of your choices with LOVE! You will begin to see what others without mindfulness don't care to see!
Right Reverend Dr. Humphrey Bamisebi Olumokaye: From the hills to Marina Lagos (1)
ERIC TENIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria
A name that was missing during the ceremonies related to those honoured on the June 12 Presidential 1993 election was Mr Walter C. Carrington.
The cost of a bag of rice
ABI ADEGBOYE
You rationalize, whether you get your own bag of rice or walk away, those politrickians will loot the treasury so why not get your piece of the pie. God knows it's the only piece you'd see.
Prayer without action is tantamount to nothing (Conclusion)
TEMPLE C. UBOCHI, Bonn, Germany
They just can't take his misrule any more. But, let them know that their wish and prayers will be in vain, if they fail to do the right things.
My Month of Walking in Faith
Pastor AMOS D. DADA, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Faith is that popular word like love that defines us as Christians. Faith is that word that elicits our life and energizes us. Faith is that aspect of human life which God says without it He is not pleased.
The Concept of "I will"
Fr. PAT AMOBI CHUKWUMA
Memory and memorial are identical twins. The former is alive while the latter is deceased. Since I am still alive, my memory goes back to a particular episode that took place when I was in Elementary 4 (today called Primary 4).
Dr. Bumbum on the run! (Poem)
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
Why ensuing sense of guilt; After your deliberate indifference?; She altered her bumbum; Through plastic surgery; But met her waterloo!
Cross-carpetting:- Are we so gullible and cannot see the obvious?
DOTUN ADEPOJU
Has it not occurred to us that not one of these carpet-crossing politicians have stated an ideological case for their actions?
Why the English must be patient (In the aftermath of the 2018 World Cup competition)!
CYRIL C. NWOKEJI, Belgium
Several reasons have been adduced for this title drought on the part of the English in soccer.
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
Kogi 2019 and 21 lessons of Russia 2018 World Cup to born-again Christians
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
The World Cup 2018, like other soccer events are reminders of the lessons that life in practical absolute terms teach us on the road to eternity.
Is this the vindication of the ‘Five-Percenters’?
Rev. Fr. FRANCIS A. OBORJI, The Vatican
Almost fifty years after the Nigeria-Biafra War (1967-1970) ... These other ethnic-groups are now, also demanding with strong voice, for the restructuring of Nigeria! Experience, they say, is the best teacher!
Congratulations to the Belgian Red Devils!
CYRIL C. NWOKEJI, Belgium
But, the turnaround in the Belgian Red Devil's fortunes came with....
Obasanjo's followers and the burden of history
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
It is high time the political fans of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo recalibrated their minds to see the futility of a man.
Carl "Fantabulous" Ikeme's rather premature retirement!
CYRIL C. NWOKEJI, Belgium
The news of Carl Ikeme's rather premature retirement from soccer came as a rude shock to yours sincerely.
APC and the Nomadic Politicians
ALFRED AISEDIONLEN, London, UK
APC ought to have allowed four years acclimatisation period for the acclaimed defectors and nomadic politicians to settle in the party, as true Progressive, before giving them tickets to contest election for their various seats.
Defection galore: No benefit for the poor
TEMPLE C. UBOCHI, Bonn, Germany
President Goodluck Jonathan is a prophet and a blessed man: Many of those who betrayed him, when he was the president, have known no peace lately.
FROM THE PREACHER"S LENSES
There was once a politician
SAM AWEDA, Lagos, Nigeria
We were at the beginning under the yoke of the Colonial Masters after which the Military enslaved us. It is even now worse under Civilian rule. Citizens, except the cabal who have access to the treasury, have become poorer and many live sub-human life.
Count down to the dawn of a new Nigeria
ADEKUNLE AKINYEMI, Pikesville, Maryland, USA
It is ridiculous to expect a married person or an accomplished executive from Diaspora, to rub shoulders with a young, immature eighteen years old ... The scheme had inadvertently put together apples and bananas for years!
NYSC and the need for an overhaul of its laws
ADEKUNLE AKINYEMI, Pikesville, Maryland, USA
It is ridiculous to expect a married person or an accomplished executive from Diaspora, to rub shoulders with a young, immature eighteen years old ... The scheme had inadvertently put together apples and bananas for years!
The lamentation of a pastor over Nigeria!
Pastor AMOS D. DADA, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Why are our leaders always on the side of evil 'isms' - ethnicism, tribalism, nepotism, parochialism why can they not have patriotism, nationalism in their vocabulary and their hearts?
Patrice Lumumba @93: A model leader and Martyr Africa needs today
Rev. Fr. FRANCIS A. OBORJI, The Vatican
Most European journalists were shocked by the stridency of Lumumba’s speech. The Western media lashed out at Lumumba. “Time” spoke of a “venomous attack.” Indeed, in the West, many saw this speech as a call to arms opening up Belgium – Congolese hostilities, plunging the former Belgium colony, and the most colonial-abused African country into chaos.
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
Osun 2019 and 21 lessons of Russia 2018 World Cup to born-again Christians
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
When anyone tells me his/her life belongs to him/her and can live it the way he/she wants, I laugh. Whoever might have told you that you're the owner of your life is doing you a great disservice.
Congratulations to the Croatian national team: The world soccer champions in waiting!
CYRIL C. NWOKEJI, Belgium
Croatians, as earlier stated, are a self-assured people. More especially when it comes to playing soccer.
Crucial roles of American and British ambassadors
ERIC TENIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria
A name that was missing during the ceremonies related to those honoured on the June 12 Presidential 1993 election was Mr Walter C. Carrington.
Nigerian Lives Matter!
JEGEDE JOSEPH, Lagos, Nigeria
As this movement gains momentum, it won't fail like others, because it was never formed by petitions, interests or influences.
Ibarapa, Oyo State, and the greek gift of cattle ranch
AKINYEMI AKINLABI
Just like any other ranch I have seen, the farm at Aiyetoro in the 1980s was an integrated farm with so many other farming activities and associated agro allied industries. The cows were imported from Cuba as well as the grass meant to feed the livestock.
Happy death-day!
Fr. PAT AMOBI CHUKWUMA
My close friend celebrated his golden birthday two weeks ago. It was very solemn, glamorous and 'akpucative' (effective). We prayed, ate, drank and danced to our satisfaction. During the wine toast, the leader wished the celebrant long life, prosperity and heaven at last.
UN honoring Nelson Mandela without Winnie?
Rev. Fr. FRANCIS A. OBORJI, The Vatican
The UN and their sponsoring neocolonial powerful nations have found ‘new love’ in Mandela’s legacy. What type of ‘love’ is that? It is nothing else but a propaganda, a way of evading Africa’s demand for justice for the crime against humanity committed in the continent....
The void of war
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
Halt! You haters, nihilists; And war-mongers; War is an aberration.; War kills and maims everyone.
Nigeria's future leaders: Are youths bracing up?
ADEKUNLE AKINYEMI, Pikesville, Maryland, USA
The bottom line in the current political practice in Nigeria is (MONEY and not SERVICE) the Jumbo Salaries, Allowances, Benefits and corruption galore! You don't need serious qualifications in Nigeria to be a Law Maker.
Buharism: A doctrine That will change the way we live in Nigeria
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
Buharism transcends Buhari himself and his incorruptible persona. Buharism as a doctrine is the prescription to stamp out Nigerian socio-economic malaise and official corruption.
How is your spouse fixing that matter for you?
Pastor AMOS D. DADA, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Many times in order to please our spouse we do wrong things, tell lies on the low level and grievous things like murder on the high side.
My beloved country (Poem)
AUGUSTINE C. OHANWE
They sleep to forget their sorrows.; And lo, in spite of all the litany of woes,; I still love the country,; and of all the blessings I enjoy, the greatest; is being born to a Nigerian family.
Prayer without action is tantamount to nothing (1)
TEMPLE C. UBOCHI, Bonn, Germany
If you want to know how the 2019 elections will go, do not look any further. What happened in Ekiti State, on July 14, is a microcosm of the cruelty Buhari will unleash in 2019 just to remain in power.
Salutations to the "Les Bleues", the newly crowned soccer champions of the world!
CYRIL C. NWOKEJI, Belgium
...in the last four years ...the French developed ... the Super Eagles of Nigeria ... had a backslide...!
The Adeosun saga: Nigeria in a dilemma
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?

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