AFCON qualifier: Nigeria defeat Libya 3-2, top Group E, Odion Ighalo scores the winning goal

Oh God, why?
Fr. PAT AMOBI CHUKWUMA
Two weeks ago, a middle-aged man left his residence in Lagos and was heading to an unknown destination. An eyewitness saw him walking towards the Third Mainland Bridge. His mind was full of nagging problems. He married a troublesome wife with whom he has lived for twelve turbulent years. They were living like cat and mouse. The worst was that....
Why the Igbos are marginalized in the geopolitics of governance in Nigeria
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
2019 And the burden of familiar tactics
JEROME-MARIO UTOMI, Lagos, Nigeria
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
Spiritual Girls versus Virtuous Women
and Nigeria 2019

MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
SGs are superficially beautiful and they should know as redeemed daughters of the Most High, they're not supposed to ape non-believing women of the world, yet the world is still in them.
The rising belief in the Super Eagles of Nigeria, in the aftermath of the 4-0 victory over the Libyans!
CYRIL C. NWOKEJI, Belgium
Love conquers hate! (Poem)
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
When they ask for brawl,; Give them peace and amity!; When they make insinuation,; Praise their good sides; With ardor and encouragement.
2019: An interesting political year
TEMPLE C. UBOCHI, Bonn, Germany
Atiku Abubakar is not the best, but, out of the worst PDP presented, at the convention, he remains the best person who can take the party back into Aso Rock. He stood out as the only person, among the contenders, who can give Buhari a run for his money....
Buhari ft. Atiku (2019): The Nigerian paradox and tribulation
PATRICK IBEKWE, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
What I am saying is that Nigerians deserve a Buhari now. ... the reason he was preferred before is the same reason he should be preferred now.
Adieu Baba Sala!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
With his savvy clownishness, Mr. Moses Olaiya usually brought joy and humor into the souls of millions of Nigerians.
A quick precautionary note to Buharists and Buharideens!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
Buharists or Buharideens, or whatever names we call ourselves or they call us, we must be careful not to be complacent and get ensconced in the cocky part of our cocoons.
Oil bean salad (Poem)
AUGUSTINE C. OHANWE
It is still a widowed dish,; with no husband,; when placed on the dinning table,; until the palm is reminded; that both are twosome.

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Are you mad?
Fr. PAT AMOBI CHUKWUMA
A forth night ago, I disguised myself as a layman and went into a market to purchase my personal needs. I passed through the gent's wears to make a choice. There was a particular advert male statue dressed in English suit and stationed conspicuously on a walk-way.
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
Characteristics of Spiritual Girls-SGs-Versus Virtuous Women-VW- and outcomes of 2019 Nigerian governorship elections
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
The soul of Eve split into two immediately she sinned and today, there are two broad categories of Eve's children on earth.

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Ilorin Town Hall Meeting: The Story of Senator Ibrahim Mantu (CFR) Aug. 11 2018
SAM AWEDA, Lagos, Nigeria
He was on Channel TV on Friday March 30 2018 where he confessed to the habit of, them, politicians giving financial inducement to Electoral Officers and Security Officers in order to favour their party in the past elections.
The allure of power from unscrupulous men
CLIVE AKINSOLA
As for me, it is better to choose a man that is forthright, integrity bound, who might not necessarily do everything right but his intentions are sincere and genuine towards his people, as opposed to men whose bellies are their gods.

Hearting the true men and women of God of Nigeria (Conclusion)
TEMPLE C. UBOCHI, Bonn, Germany
The true men and women of God (true preachers of God), whether Christian or Muslim clerics, are those serving the real God, and for that, they have been empowered with authority and power to overcome the world and the enemy....
My Month of Re-positioning myself
Pastor AMOS D. DADA, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Before repositioning there must be positioning. To position is to put or arrange (someone or something) in a particular place or way. Therefore, repositioning presupposes that where that person or material is placed is not the best position.

Why we lament, NOT celebrate Nigeria @ 58?
Rev. Fr. FRANCIS A. OBORJI, The Vatican
But Nigeria was left at the hands of Nigerians to manage themselves for the past 58 years. What have we to show the younger generations of today and those yet to be born as the fruit of how well Nigeria has been managed by its elites and political class for the past 58 years?
A Poem for Nigeria At 58
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
You were rescued; By the voice of reason.; Plebeians' decision is palliative.; Now, the Plebeians are rattled; By the slow pace of dividends.

Nigeria at 58: Its still organized banditry
LEBURAH GANAGO, Atlanta, GA, USA
It was my mentor and Ogoni super hero, the late Ken Saro Wiwa, who said what goes on in Nigeria in the name of government is nothing but organized banditry. Yes, the operation of 'government' in Nigeria revolves around two focal points-robbing and killing.
Hearting the true men and women of God of Nigeria (1)
TEMPLE C. UBOCHI, Bonn, Germany
Despite the overwhelming lure to do otherwise, these few real men and women of God have been hanging on to their faith and have remained steadfast in the service of the one and only God. It is hard to remain sane, sacred, and to do the right thing in Nigeria, a country in moral decline and is being led by thieves....
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
Spiritual Exclusive! Chutzpah! It's Buhari versus Saraki for presidency Nigeria 2019
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
We will conclude the second part of our exegeses on 30 characteristics between Spiritual Boys and Children-SBC-and Spiritual Men and Elders-SME-which we started last week.
CHANGEUP TONIC
Grateful Heart
GBENGA OWOTOKI, Florida, USA
Don't compare yourself with others; our path in destiny is not the same. Comparison is sometimes the thief of joy. One of the secret of being happy is to always be thankful to the Lord for His many blessings.
Until all the right steps are taken to restructure this polity and reform institutions and policies - It is not yet "Uhuru"
Rev. Fr. CHIJIOKE F. NWOSU, Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria
The Dialogue with Christianity in Africa: Beyond Proselytism
Rev. Fr. FRANCIS A. OBORJI, The Vatican
Congratulations to Melvin Amaju Pinnick, on his re-election as Chairman of the NFF!
CYRIL C. NWOKEJI, Belgium
Mr. Amaju Pinnick's chairmanship of the NFF, comes with another 'primeur'; this time around, a rather negative one: he is the most (negatively) challenged NFF chairman in the history of Nigerian soccer!
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
30 Biblical differences between spiritual boys versus spiritual men and events to happen towards Nigeria 2019
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
Apostle Paul didn't hide his spiritual diagnoses of the new converts the Lord God had just used him to win in Corinth. He said there were Spiritual Boys as opposed to Spiritual Men among the newly-converted souls.
Presumptive Ajobiewe's victory, a litmus test for our democratic norms!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
Nigeria is a country of repetitious history! The reason for its repetition isn't far fetched, the Nigerian masses are very complacent, and have failed miserably to learn from a repeated history.
Nigeria and the pathway to genuine peace
JEROME-MARIO UTOMI, Lagos, Nigeria
...while the masses diminish socially and economically, the privileged political class continues to flourish in obscene splendor as they pillage and ravage the resources of our country at will.
Robbers in the houses of God (Conclusion)
TEMPLE C. UBOCHI, Bonn, Germany
Nigerian religious leaders preach one thing and practice another, and in fact, one can equally say, without fear of contradiction, that the corruption among some of our religious leaders is nearing the corruption among people in the political circle.
Purify yourself!
Pastor AMOS D. DADA, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jesus is saying to you today purify yourself of that ungodly ambition, that suicidal thought, those evil thoughts and evil concupiscence, that anger, all those things that defile you and defile His church.
Dr. Uche Ogah and the political gamble of a spoiler in Abia State guber poll
NNANNA IJOMAH, New York, New York, USA
When I read about Dr Uches Ogah's declaration of intention to run for the Governorship of Abia State in next year's election, I was more than disillusioned.
Mrs. Kemi Adeosun: A casualty of the War Against Corruption in Nigeria
ADEKUNLE AKINYEMI, Pikesville, Maryland, USA
Some of us know the genesis of it all and those who masterminded your exit will get their payback in due times. The TSA gods and the IPPIS gods will not forgive them as the law of Karma will visit them in return.
Segun Agagu-five years after
ERIC TENIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria
Part of the objectives of the foundation is to immortalize the name and legacy of the late Dr. Olusegun Agagu, live up to and seek to actualize his personal credo which was 'to leave things better than he met them....'
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
Signs of a well-diagnosed spiritual DNA in a born-again Christian and agenda for in-coming Gov Oyetola of Osun State
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
Many souls on earth, including some born-again Christians, are oblivious of their purpose on earth.
Between performance and fake news
JEROME-MARIO UTOMI, Lagos, Nigeria
It hardly needs to be said that such appalling setting has overwhelmingly created scenarios where the leaders in case after case dish out right information in the wrong places and time.
An Open Letter to Kemi Adeosun
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
"Kl y won...y y won lla.....!!!" ("They can't understand...they will understand tomorrow.....!!!")
The Super Eagles' thrilling victory against the "Lone Stars" of Liberia!
CYRIL C. NWOKEJI, Belgium
The Super Eagles exhibited an uncanny possession football/near flawless positional play-oriented soccer artistry! They were super confident in their style of play. A self-assured performance they have not exhibited in quite a number of games.
Robbers in the houses of God (2)
TEMPLE C. UBOCHI, Bonn, Germany
Most of our men/women of God were not morally and spiritually qualified and ready for the job they took. Many just decided to 'serve' God because they did not see any other thing to do ... hunger and unemployment drove many into the service of God....
Umuahia 9/14 and the Silence of the Grave
Rev. Fr. FRANCIS A. OBORJI, The Vatican
Our call to find a way of organizing a decent burial for the dead and to provide medical treatment to the wounded victims of the Nigerian Military Python Dance II carnage in Igboland last September 2017, has been totally ignored, is very tragic and painful indeed.
Sowore: When tomorrow is too far!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
The sad reality in Nigeria today is that the Nigerian youths aren't ready for tomorrow. They prefer to savor yesterday for today in order to jettison tomorrow.
Election 2019 and Nigeria's disturbing reality
Rev. Fr. FRANCIS A. OBORJI, The Vatican
Is our political elites continued culture of suppressing the history and memory of the victims of Nigeria's crooked past not one of the major reasons' for the country's backwardness and perennial political instability?
Will 2019 elections save Nigeria?
Rev. Fr. FRANCIS A. OBORJI, The Vatican
The fact that the present federal government and security agents have never rebuked or arrested any of the officers of the Miyetti Allah, gives credence to the allegation that the group is the "cabal" that have hijacked the present federal government of Nigeria.
The once elegant Joseph Wayas
ERIC TENIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria
His road to the Senate Presidency in 1979 was never easy. He defeated Chief Matthew Tawo Mbu (1929-2012) of the NPP in the Ogoja Senatorial election in Cross River state on July 9 1979.
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
Diagnosing your spiritual DNA and the 4 cardinal programs of Oyetola as in-coming Gov of Osun State
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
Now that we have scripturally established the 12 unchanging facts of life, there are 7 ways you can tap into from the Word of Life to identify your spiritual identity. Just as Moses asked the Lord God Almighty in the Burning Bush; who are you? When you are asked; who are you, do you know who you are?
Nigeria 3 Sechelles 0: An average performance by the Super Eagles of Nigeria
CYRIL C. NWOKEJI, Belgium
Coach Rohr needs to radically revamp the mid-field department. ... He needs to still scout for more skilful/creative mid-fielders, to help him in making the team play 'football', and, consequently, play better!
The sins of religion and the danger of mixing it with politics
E O EKE, UK
As President Buhari overtly ... and covertly ... pursues his islamisation and northern domination agenda in Nigeria, I wish ... to draw attention to religion, which provides the orthodoxy for the convictions ... of the present government.
Nigerians, "Wake up from your slumber and arise from your sleep"
IYKE EZEOBI
It is only in Nigeria that some people will come out in the public and tell us that it's only one man that can rule this nation of almost 200 million people, that without him nothing will work.
Robbers in the houses of God (1)
TEMPLE C. UBOCHI, Bonn, Germany
Nigerian religious leaders have abandoned their God given responsibilities and duties (to shepherd His flock), and are now robbers by other names. Just like what the Pharisees and Scribes of the Old Testament did that led to their destruction....
The questionable integrity of a President
FELIX AMADI, Maputo, Mozambique
The writing of this article was partly provoked by Mr. Yahaya Balogun's piece, as published by Nigeriaworld, titled, 'Yes, Mr. Integrity And His Adversaries...!!!', in which he exalted President Muhammadu Buhari as Integrity personified.
Before Buhari returns from China!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
The international events in the last few days concerning Nigeria attest to the evolving progress being made by the administration of Buhari to return Nigeria to decency and transparency.
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
Your spiritual identity, outcome of Osun 2018 and the fate of the Akpabios in Akwa Ibom State
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
Who are you? That is a question many consider an affront and an insult on their status in our world of self-aplomb and self-pride today.
September - My month of walking in love
Pastor AMOS D. DADA, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Love the word that is cherished, desired by all but is so difficult to give by us. Yes, love the word that is preached daily in sermons but less practiced by the preachers and the parishioners.

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