Former Golden Eaglets player, winner of 1987 World Cup U-16 Golden Ball, Philip Osondu, is dead at 48 in Belgium

NIPOST, FIRS and Stamp Duty Collection
ABIODUN KOMOLAFE, Ijebu-Jesa, Osun State
Let FIRS be informed that, until the Acts of Parliament that established NIPOST are changed, nothing can alter the situation on ground.
Our involvement in xenophobia
ERIC TENIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria
Nigeria, now a victim, has aggressively indulged in xenophobia before.
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
Why God allows His anointed to die and be murdered? The power in the believer's blood
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
Every genuine Christ believer and true follower must have an experiential encounter with the prince of this world, either directly or through his menageries of agents that would test our faith and belief in the One Who gave it all for us to have eternal life.
Onyema saved American lives
CHIGACHI EKE
Ten years after Onyema played a big role in ending a war that could have claimed more American lives and businesses, the US Department of Justice turned against him.
Time Up!
Fr. PAT AMOBI CHUKWUMA
I was at the pulpit delivering the Word of God during 6.00p.m Mass. It was getting dark gradually. Suddenly an unholy and stupid action took place inside the House of God. A young man of about 20 years of age stood up from the back pew, holding a red card like a referee in the football pitch.
Sowore, Buhari, morality, hate, bigotry, this writer and good conscience in Nigeria
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
The two people (Sowore and Buhari) who are agitating for an egalitarian society from a wasteland are victims of a society from which they operate.
A tribute to Reinhard Bonnke
Pastor AMOS D. DADA, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reinhard Bonnke is gone from this part of the world to a better part, with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior!
Open Letter to President Muhammadu Buhari! Release Sowore now!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
I am an avowed Buharist and unrepentant supporter of your efforts to see a country of our dream. ... Sowore is not flight-risk! Sowore is not a criminal. His gaffes and misdemeanor should not morph to hate and disregard for the rule of law and our sacred constitution.
FROM THE PREACHER'S LENSES
Jesus and Religion; The difference
SAM AWEDA, Lagos, Nigeria
Religion also includes what to wear and what not to wear; what and what not to eat. It also includes what obligations to make at any particular time of the day, week, month and year. The Holy Spirit in one self has no role or guide in religion. It is simply a rule of Dos' and Don'ts. It has rules for all spheres of living.

The conspiracy against Onyema
CHRIS EKIYOR
My immediate impression was that Allen was a man who had my type of gene for great ideas. I was already aspiring to become the president of the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC. Allen immediately saw the transformative opportunity of converting me to the Kingian non-violence approach to social change.
The futility of wants and desires!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
Some men of yesterday basked in the euphoria of yesterday. To their chagrin, yesterday has now expired.
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Is Nigeria now a terrorist state and Nigeria police a terrorist group?
E O EKE, UK
It was very sad to watch the video of houses in Oraifite, Anambra State, home of of Barister Ifeanyi Ejiofor set ablaze by the Nigeria police and heart wrenching to read the police attempt to justify this act of terrorism and barbarism.
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
The 3 choices before Prof. Oluwayemisi Oluwaleke Osinbajo, VP, Federal Repulic of Nigeria
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
Now that Prof Yemi Osinbajo has got to this level so far, he has the sacred right and duty to resign so that his loyalty to his boss will not continue to dog the Buhari Administration.

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Why Senator-elect Smart Adeyemi must be smart!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
Those who are surreptitiously maneuvering to usurp political power must now be unenthused by their inordinate political ambition.
Kogi West Senatorial Rerun: Can the aggrieved seek redress at the tribunal?
IFEANYICHUKWU MMOH, Jos, Nigeria
It has happened finally and, just as many of us had predicted it would. Not a few analysts saw the coup against Senator Dino Melaye as a foregone conclusion.

Not for Sale
Fr. PAT AMOBI CHUKWUMA
The story of the evil woman whose husband put her for sale has thought many a lesson for life. ... Keeping alert is not cowardice. To take a risk is a dangerous gamble. Since our society became dangerous, most people have learnt to sleep with one eye closed and the other opened by day and by night.
American Thanksgiving: A reflection for Nigeria
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
Every time you go out of your comfort zone or house here in the United States or travel to other States of the Union, it’s a sad reminder of the sorry state of our roads in Nigeria. It’s like our leaders are under a spell.

Igbo Presidency and hazards of negative consensus
CHIGACHI EKE
The starting point is endorsing the position of the Okechukwu Isiguzoro-led 27-man 2023 National Committee on Igbo Presidency Project: For proper integration, unity and maintenance of healthy democracy....
FROM THE PREACHER'S LENSES
Question about Tithing; Summary (tract)
SAM AWEDA, Lagos, Nigeria
So a giver of ten percent gets in return, a reward, proportionate of a tenth and a giver of nine-tenth, receives in return a reward proportionate of nine-tenth. But the reward being talked about does not necessarily have to be received here on earth but stocked or banked for us in heaven.

Open Defecation-free Nigeria & Sundry other issues not likely covered in the Executive Order 9
IFEANYICHUKWU MMOH, Jos, Nigeria
The announcement of the Executive Order 9 took a great number of Nigerians unawares. It caught many asking questions like: what is our business with open defecation-free Nigeria?
Nigeria's dirtiest city
JUSTUS B. OBEKPAH
Located on the banks of the River Benue, the historically accommodating North Central Nigerian city of Makurdi does offer, in relative abundance, natural, idyllic and strategic features....

THE CHRISTIAN WALK
7 Biblical ways a true born-again Christian can play politics and not be corrupted
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
A truly-regenerated and genuinely-converted person inspired by the Holy Spirit to go into politics and public service will be instructed by the Holy Spirit to accomplish specific objectives.
The "Crocodiles" of Lesotho fall at home to the tenacious Super Eagles of Nigeria!
CYRIL C. NWOKEJI, Belgium
Any decent soccer connoisseur will certainly see the gradual progression of the Super Eagles of Nigeria to greater heights! ... if kept together in the present stead ... will shoot for the stars...
Osun: Now that we have the 7th Assembly!
ABIODUN KOMOLAFE, Ijebu-Jesa, Osun State
From time to time, the executive arm will surely need expedited favours from the state legislature. But, while it is beautiful and desirable for the latter to be in agreeable and collaborative terms with the former, Osun will be better with a House that is impartial, yet critical....
FOR SALE
Fr. PAT AMOBI CHUKWUMA
In the courtroom, the hungry lawyer couldn't defend his client well. The SAN with big legal grammar argued convincingly that the fat impotent man bought the old Volvo car and its human contents because they were all labeled FOR SALE. Thus the fat man won the case.
Osinbajo: A man to watch!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
... he’s a no-nonsense team leader. In a nutshell, when we carefully peruse the minds of Osinbajo’s students and those he has led in the house of God before he became the number two man in Nigeria, we will come to attest to the professor’s sense of purpose, humility, godliness....
Lie is antithetical to truth! (Poem)
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
Do not be part of crooked lies!; Truth comes after lies are tamed!; Truth is soothsayer; liars are Naysayers!; Truth is aped by integrity!; Naysayers are negativists.
Are prayers best presented or answers quickly obtained when disturbingly noisy?
IFEANYICHUKWU MMOH, Jos, Nigeria
Be reminded of what the Holy Bible said in Mathew 6:6 'But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou has shut thy door, pray to thy father which is in secret… and you will be rewarded in the open.'
Analyzing imminent pitfalls in the sustainability plans for the rejuvenated Nigeria Railway Corp
IFEANYICHUKWU MMOH, Jos, Nigeria
As can be seen, the NRC’s rejuvenation obviously posed a threat to many well-established businesses in the road transport sector. Its emergence and efficient management may well mean a goodbye kiss to these businesses....
The “Witherism Syndrome”
Pastor AMOS D. DADA, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Men in all their glamour, their political will, technological advancement, socialization, aspiration, ambition, transformation, great institutions, great architectural developments are like grass that withers.
The Twins: Anayo and Anaenye
Fr. PAT AMOBI CHUKWUMA
It is ordained by God for companionship, being helpmates, procreation and upbringing of children. It is a vocation. ... Not everyone is called to marriage. In other words, everyone must not marry. To be single is also a vocation.

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FROM THE PREACHER'S LENSES
The Spiritual Man and the Carnal Man; Recognizing the Christian and the mere Religious Person
SAM AWEDA, Lagos, Nigeria
The carnal man is uncomfortable, unhappy and envious when another person exhibits sterling qualities higher than his. Rather than commend him, he looks for faults in order to discredit him.
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
Can a true born-again Christian be in politics and be above-board?
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
This greatest power in all realms is what is called Spiritual Power. In order for Man through Adam to exercise this untrammeled Spiritual Power, the Almighty Father gave Adam the legal instrument needed in Gen. 2:16: 'And the Lord God commanded the man: You are free to eat from …' This is what is called Authority. Power devoid of Authority is 'def acto'....
Money Politics: Nigeria's delicate delicacy
ABIODUN KOMOLAFE, Ijebu-Jesa, Osun State
Today, if you ask anybody who is a member of a political party in Nigeria how much he or she has contributed to the purse of his or her party, the response will certainly shock you.
Nigeria and her intellectual acuity
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
Nigerians are taking a quantum leap in academics and their professional callings. In the Diaspora, we carry our heads so proudly high to the admiration of other nationalities.
Prof Tam David West: Adieu to a People's Professor!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
Our humble Virologist; And quintessential Prof. T.D. West,; A beautiful writer and essayist; Is now our gentle sleeping giant!
Super Eagles of Nigeria win their 2021 Nations' Cup qualifier against the Republic of Benin!
CYRIL C. NWOKEJI, Belgium
It was victory achieved despite certain odds: having to play with just one full training session!; And not having all Super Eagles players in tip top condition....
Nigeria needs a new constitution to begin to end the rot
E O EKE, UK
They wrote a constitution that legitimised autocracy and imposed the north on Nigeria with disproportionate advantage to the north, when the wealth of the country comes from the south. This is as unfair as it is unworkable and unacceptable. It has gone on for too long and must now end.
A new Abia mindset is possible
OKECHUKWU K. UKEGBU
Some of the vices identified by participants as factors militating against government's efforts to better the lots of the people are drug abuse, the public negative attitude towards the infrastructure of government, cultism, deliberate efforts by disgruntled elements to sabotage the efforts of the government.
Infirmity, Health and the Cabal: Who is steering Nigeria's Future and in what direction?
FRISKY LARR, Germany
Barely one year in office, President Muhammadu Buhari, who was overwhelmingly hailed and admired for "integrity" and patriotism was seeking medical treatment in England away from all the lavish facilities that a presidential clinic in Aso Rock had to offer.
The Cross-roads
Fr. PAT AMOBI CHUKWUMA
There is a beautiful day. There is also an ugly day. The beautifulness or ugliness depends on what the day has in stock for you or for me. It happened that on a bright and beautiful day, I was driving at high velocity towards my destination.
Nigerian ports of entry: A national disgrace?
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
The current viral video on the internet is a serious indictment on your administration. Those who are involved in the extortion of the Nigerian travelers at our ports of entry should be made a deterrent to others.
Gov. Seyi Makinde, No Shaking!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
Governor Makinde is on the right side of history. He has started with a good foundation in the business of governance in Oyo state. He is a role model to evolving young Nigerians aspiring to the highest offices in the homeland.
November 10: Retributive justice afoot
LEBURAH GANAGO, Atlanta, GA, USA
Incontrovertible evidence abound which proves that Ken Saro Wiwa and fellow Ogoni activists were murdered as a result of their opposition to the transnational oil corporations’ reckless and racist operations....
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
'Can a truly-genuine and wholy-regenerated born-again Christian play politics and not be corrupted?
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
Back to the Unilag Years; I became the apotheosis of my late father at the University of Lagos as student union politics consumed me and I valued becoming the president of the students union more than earning a degree. My deep involvement in student's politics opened my eyes for the first time to the intersection between quest for political power of any hues and the occult, Satanism and voodoo....
Hello, Dear "Mr. Governor"
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
The grandstanding on this 'Your Excellency' is a political gimmick! An escape route to dodge the responsibility concerning the state of chaos in Lagos.
Work Hard
Pastor AMOS D. DADA, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Let us agree we need to have and climb a ladder. Where is the ladder?
X-raying Gov. Ikpeazu's revolution in rice production, automated shoemaking, and waste management
OKECHUKWU K. UKEGBU
If all projections of Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu's administration in Abia state do not suffer any hitch, the state in few years ahead will achieve sufficiency in rice consumption from its local cultivation and may extend the stride to exporting rice.
America 2020: The survival instinct!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
The ugly events in the last three years in America are a providential warning to America to reorder her political value in order to maintain her prominent role in the global community.
The Treasures of Our 'Communion with the Dead' @November 2
Rev. Fr. FRANCIS A. OBORJI, The Vatican
In a day like this, November 2, it behoves us as African Christians and as Christians for that matter, to remind ourselves once more, of the significance of this feast for us today. Since the Catholics stand out as the mainstream Christian community that believes strongly on the doctrine of the Holy Souls and that celebrates the Feast in a special way on November 2....
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
The 7 PS of The True Lord God Almighty for success and eternal life
MOSHOOD FAYEMIWO, Cameron, Texas, USA
Even though there are some lesser demons and fallen spirits that proclaim themselves as gods and goddesses and being worshiped by some ignorant children of Adam and Eve; we know there is Only One Lord and God Almighty, the Lord of lords, the King of kings and the Creator of the heavens and earth and all that are in them....
My Month of No More Barrenness
Pastor AMOS D. DADA, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
When we think of barrenness, most people automatically think of a woman who cannot have a child or of a dry, barren land. But in the Scriptures the term 'barrenness' is not limited to the realm of the biological or the landscape.
The "Kanye West" Situation
Bishop DAVID IBELEME, St. Ann's, Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies
The idea that Kanye West, (someone who attacked Jesus Christ and Christianity openly, called Himself god and also called himself a monster and clearly led people away from God for many years) can be saved, should not surprise us. Beloved, that's the essence of the saving power of the blood of Jesus Christ.
Restructuring: Awo's honest message to Nigerians
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
The words of the late sage, Obafemi Awolowo, are still very much fresh in our minds and instructive to the Nigerian authority. The government of Muhammadu Buhari needs to consider the true restructuring of the fractured federation.
Women: The smitten idols of humanity!
YAHAYA BALOGUN, Arizona, USA
As we swim across the ocean; of solitude, the strong trample; on the weak to berge-in their wombs.
CHANGEUP TONIC
It May Be You…Be Nice!
GBENGA OWOTOKI, Florida, USA
A lady worked at a meat distribution factory. One day, when she finished with her work schedule, she went into the cold room (Freezer) to inspect something, but in a moment of misfortune, the door closed and she was locked inside with no help in sight.
Emir Sanusi's lamentation!
ABIODUN KOMOLAFE, Ijebu-Jesa, Osun State
Sanusi II recently told a moving story of how a mother watched her sick child die while waiting to ask the Emir for financial assistance, because she could not afford to buy prescribed drugs of N3000.00, which, in context, was less than $10.
Love: An open question
HAKEEM BABALOLA, Budapest, Hungary
The word Love is perhaps the most offensive reproach act of expression characterised by physical or psychological maltreatment all over the world.
FROM THE PREACHER'S LENSES
How you can be made Holy (Righteous) to enter Heaven (REVISED)
SAM AWEDA, Lagos, Nigeria
The judgement is instant after death. As the body is given up to the mother earth, which he is made of; the spirit, will either go to the place of God called Paradise, a place of rest and joy or go to the dwelling place of Satan called Hades, which is a place of torment that has a beginning but has no end.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria were rock solid in their 1-1 draw with Brazil!
CYRIL C. NWOKEJI, Belgium
The drawn game against Brazil, by the Super Eagles of Nigeria, feels like a match won by the Super Eagles!
Abia state, epitome of perfidy, corruption and inhumanity
E O EKE, UK


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