ANOTHER PASSOVER IS HERE

Alan King‘s “They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat” is said to be the summary of every Jewish holiday or feast. No other feast exemplifies this saying as the Feast of Passover, which begins this evening. This is a feast, which as Jews we are to celebrate annually, throughout “all our generations“, and […]

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THE IGBO AND FUNERALS (8)

I was gladdened by the news that the Anambra State‘s House Of Assembly recently passed a BILL TO CONTROL BURIAL AND FUNERAL CEREMONIES IN THE STATE. This bill, sponsored by Honourable Charles Ezeani, the member representing Anaocha II constituency, to me is a very welcome development, seeing as the activities surrounding burials and funerals have been […]

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MY HIATUS AND THE IGBO QUESTION

I was last here March 3, and between then and now, a lot of water has passed under the proverbial bridge. Interestingly, I did actually have a lot I would’ve written about, just that it didn’t come to me to do it. It wasn’t just the lack of inspiration that did me in, but a […]

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BIBLE STORIES (50): JOSEPH’S DREAMS

One thing I’ve noticed with the stories in The Bible, is that the writers tend to make the stories of characters they weren’t positively disposed to, short. It doesn’t matter whether they are good or bad, sometimes it’s probably because such characters weren’t considered by the writers to have lived lives from which some lessons […]

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AS BUHARI AND ATIKU SIGN ANOTHER PEACE ACCORD

Presidential candidates of seventy two political parties, again signed a PEACE ACCORD, organized by the National Peace Committee, comprising of eminent Nigerians, including its chairman, former Head of State, General Abdusalam Abubakar, and others like Bishop Matthew Kukah of the Archdiocese of Sokoto, as well as The Kukah Centre, two days ago. A lot of […]

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NIGERIA’S ELECTION SEASON

This election season must be the most interesting I’ve witnessed since I started following such elections in Nigeria, in terms of the bizarre, comedic and outrightly outrageous. The season, and everything about it for me has been, and continues to be, the gift that keeps giving. Just last night, Nigerians were treated to what is […]

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AKUDAYA

He couldn’t understand why the woman suddenly fainted on seeing him. It was like she’d seen a ghost, and the most interesting part of it was that she actually did shout his name, followed by “Ch-i-i-zos!”, before slumping in the banking hall. Though her face seemed familiar he couldn’t at that moment recall where he’d […]

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