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David became attracted to hard nose journalism in 1982-83 when he served as an assistant editor of the Catholic newspaper, The Leader, of the then Owerri Catholic Diocese. He honed his journalistic and analytical skills in the titanic struggles between the then governor of Imo State Chief Samuel Mbakwe and the Catholic Church on the issue of the return of the seized mission schools.
He moonlighted as a regular contributor and defacto columnist to some newspapers of the East especially The Nigerian Statesman, the defunct Satellite, the defunct Daily Nation and the defunct Spectator. After his ordination to the Catholic priesthood he became one of the founding editors of The Guide Catholic Newspaper.
David came to the United States in January of 1994 to explore specialist studies in Journalism and Mass Communication. But the horrendous genocide in Rwanda that year encouraged him to focus instead on exploring the meaning of human life in the world. So he changed his mind and studied New Testament Exegesis at Fordham University of New York and later at Marquette University of Milwaukee Wisconsin.
David loves to be socially relevant and politically engaged. His methodology is social criticism. He thrives in volunteering probing analyses into contemporary events. He is also a practicing New Testament scholar. His recent textbook, The Community of Eternal Life, is being well received across the world.