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The Broken Woman: Finding Faith; Memoire (2) By Blossom Obi

The Broken Woman: Finding Faith; Memoire (2) By Blossom Obi [email protected] The crowd at the junction was overwhelming because it rained heavily that afternoon, I hurriedly crossed the road to the other side where I would get a cab going to Louis hotel at Rumuola, Port Harcourt, in rivers state. A voice was yelling from the crowd, it sounded familiar ...

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The Broken Woman: Finding Faith; Memoire (1) By Blossom Obi

It was a cold evening, I had just gotten back from school when I sat with my mum as she stared into space. She didn’t even hear me walk in, she must be deep in thoughts, I imagined staring at her, wondering what she was drowning in. “Mother”, I called, but she didn’t flinch which was unusual. Scared that something ...

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The Broken Woman: Unappreciated Sacrifice By Blossom Obi

  It rained heavily that afternoon, I was a bit bothered because in the next hour I would be going back home. Against my wish for the rain to stop, it increase as if the controller derived joy from turning it high. This time I knew for sure that I was going to be drenched all the way home. I ...

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Now that Nigeria is planning to start collecting tax from Beggars, What’s Next?

By Tony Ogunlowo   In an attempt  to raise much needed funds, the Finance Minister, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has come up with the most ludicrous suggestions of all time : she plans to tax even beggars on their ‘earnings’. She made this perfectly clear at a news conference in Lagos recently. May I remind the Honourable Minister that ‘begging’ is not ...

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IMO AND THE ANGER OF THE UNKNOWN SERVANT (PART 1)

Rosa bought an executive leather manager swivel office chair. When the cashier rang up the sell, she did not notice that the price was ₦ 22,000. Instead she charged her ₦12,000. Rosa did not mention the mistake. She left the store thinking she had just saved ₦10,000. As she walked out of the door, a young man dropped a bottle ...

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ISOPADEC AND THE THIEVING CABAL IN IMO

There was heavy rain on Tuesday in Egbema. The rain this year could bring in the flood. It managed to disturb everyone’s movement but we were determined to see Johnson at a neighboring town. We drove on, fairly close to an Audi in front. The driver inside the other car was moving at a snail speed and preventing Dan from ...

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OPINION: AS WIVES RELOCATE ABROAD, HUSBANDS TURN ‘BACHELORS

By Bisi Olawunmi The ageing Nigerian husband and father is facing a silent revolt  – a gang-up against him by wives and children who have chosen to remain abroad. If  you  are observant enough, you will notice him in markets –  an ageing, cosmopolitan  gentleman  haggling with the market woman pricing pepper,  fish,  okro and vegetable oil. His age, generally ...

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Opinion: Biafra Has Not Been Defeated – By Wole Soyinka

On July 6, 1967, civil war broke out in Nigeria between the country’s military and the forces of Biafra, an independent republic proclaimed by ex-Nigerian military officer Odumegwu Ojukwu on May 30 of that year. The war killed more than 1 million people, many of whom died from starvation. It ended in January 1970 with the reintegration of Biafra into ...

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The changing face of Lottery and Gaming in Nigeria – By Olumade Akanni

    Lottery is a legalised and regulated gaming that involves the drawing of numbers for a prize. While lotteries are outlawed by some governments, others endorse it. They even organise national and/or state lotteries. Unlike betting or gambling which can involve very high stakes, Lottery (Lotto) is mostly a form of entertainment as it involves staking as low as N20 to ...

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TIME FOR SOBER REFLECTION IN IMO STATE

There is a story of an old man from Burma whose lovely young daughter married a handsome student. The old man was worried about his daughter’s future with such an impractical husband. He felt his son in-law had no sense of how to make his living in this world. The young man was an alchemist. He was certain that if ...

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