Don’t always reckon on electoral promises
As a young man, I was always fond of watching our political leaders make promises, especially during election campaigns. Even as an adult...
Can a basket hold water?
With less than six months to the next nationwide elections, several pertinent issues need to be examined in view of their impact to our nascent democracy. These issues, if not properly resolved, may spell a doom for our collective existence.
And the church spoke with one voice
The peaceful protest was simultaneous across the country. Millions of faithful led by their bishops and clergy came out in solidarity to mourn their departed brothers and sisters
No life is superior to another
No life is more superior to another. Those who derive pleasure from maiming and killing are sick and need psychological evaluation. Equally in need of evaluation are those in vantage positions to safeguard human lives, but choose to look the other way because of political expedience. There is a saying that one does not…
Nigerians, your future are in your ‘cards’
Earlier this week, a high-ranking official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) came out on a national television trying unsuccessfully...
Lent and the importance of self-sacrifice
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, is Ash Wednesday. The day kick-starts Lent, a forty-day period of fasting and almsgiving. Lent is a season of solemnity and sacrifice commemorating Jesus exodus into the wilderness. It is a Christian tradition that is observed in many denominations.
Open letter to Garba Shehu
Sir: In my teenage years I was enthralled by the bearing of prolific writers such as Fr. Mathew Hassan Kukah (now my Lord Bishop), Edwin Madunagu, Fr. Gabriel Osu, Reuben Abati...
A Catholic perspective about tithing
The word tithe comes from the Anglo-Saxon word teotha meaning “a tenth.” The first mention of a tithe in the Bible occurs in Genesis when Melchizedek...