Monday, December 5, 2022
By TIM AKANO  Let’s begin today’s discourse with a sexy but philosophical quiz. Which of the following best describes the meaning of life? (a)   Life is a battle (b)   Life is a mystery (c)   Life is a stage (d)   Life is a game (e)   ...
A homily preached by Rev. Fr. Emeka Ngwoke* at the funeral Mass of Chief the Hon. Cletus Ugwutikiri Opata, KSM, JP (1926--2021), at FGGC, Lejja, on Saturday, November 27, 2021 None of us lives to himself, and none of us...
By ANIEBO NWAMU Your health condition in the last few years got us worried. But when I visited you last, I was not alarmed because I saw a truly satisfied man who had lived life to the fullest. I knew...
Kenule Saro-Wiwa, a writer and Ogoni environmental activist, made a prophetic speech during a trial of him and eight of his Ogoni kinsmen (“Ogoni 9”) by a kangaroo court (tribunal) in Port Harcourt. They were thereafter found guilty of...
He was among evangelical leaders who laid hands upon and prayed over President Donald Trump in the Oval Office in 2017, dedicated most  of his Sunday sermon to mocking fears about the spread of the coronavirus and calling it a “phantom plague” designed...
By BERNARD-HENRI LEVY/Wall Street Journal Fulani raiders ‘are Islamic extremists of a new stripe, more or less linked with Boko Haram,’ but present throughout Nigeria A slow-motion war is under way in Africa’s most populous country. It’s a massacre of Christians, massive...
By ABDULLAHI DAN-ASABE Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun. Brigadier General Maude Aminun-Kano is no more. He finally succumbed to the debilitating illness that had ravaged him and kept him out of circulation for about 18 months as he...
Moving Beyond Precarious Living in Nigeria A Communiqué issued at the end of the Second Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at the Divine Mercy Pastoral Centre, Agbamaya, Obada-Oko, Abeokuta, Ogun State, 11--20 September 2019 1. Preamble We the Catholic Bishops of...
By IBRAHIM SHEME This budget is for the noisy, crowded and stuffy economy class. First class? Forget it, unless you're among the first few on the ticket queue or were born with a silver spoon! Also, I assume that you're going to the station...
Work is a service; don’t despise 'lowly' jobs just because you hold a university degree By HENRY MUTEBE Yesterday, a friend called to check on me. It had been long since we talked. He asked if I had some time so I could...