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Religion, Stories 31/03/2019 by Godfrey Anwo

NKST Church: Is It Really Indigenous?

I knew the NKST church to be a Tiv church but it seemed my knowledge was limited when I discovered the NKST Church in Abeokuta and not just that it was located there but was dominated by the Yoruba. I was propelled to upgrade my knowledge of this church. You may think I am promoting a church, so let me […]

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Inspirational, Stories 29/03/2019 by Dr Kohol Shadrach Iornem

What Do You Want To Be Remembered For?

Lessons from John Stephen Akhwari’s Experience I remain inspired by the story of John Stephen Akhwari, the Tanzanian former marathon runner who represented his country in the marathon at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico.During the 42km race, at around the halfway stage, while struggling to stay ahead, John fell and severely injured his shoulder and knee. After receiving palliative first-aid treatment, he returned […]

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Inspirational, Stories 28/03/2019 by Dr Usha Anenga

My Award-Winning Wife, Mother, Doctor-Elect

I met my wife in a classroom while she was doing remedial studies at Benue State University, Makurdi. I was already in medical school, at the same institution.  As we chatted for the very first time, I noticed she had a little beautiful book by her side – It was a bible. I love academics but at that moment, my […]

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Education, Stories 18/03/2019 by Doosughun Takur

Corporal Punishment and School Fees 

This is no lie; the system has failed us.  The system has failed us. We live in a society where the government has abandoned everyone, leaving people to create their blueprint on how their environment should work. People drill boreholes for water, they hire guards for their security, they buy generators, inverters and solar panels for their electricity and in […]

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Culture, Stories 10/03/2019 by Angela Omaji

Returning Our Daughters Home; Our Customs And Traditions

Diary of an Idoma lady The Idoma people have so many customs and traditions which bid our people together and to the modern generation (21th century generation) it seems overbearing especially to the female gender. Most of these customs are gender sensitive and applied mostly to the female gender  Daddy girls even after marriage still prefers to be buried beside […]

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Culture, Stories 29/12/2018 by Nessa Ichull

Yes! You Actually Feel Home; I’m Home!

I’m home Confession of a true ‘ajebota.’  When the plane landed in Abuja I cried. Yes, real tears the person sitting next to me started laughing. The whole flight I was talking to him about how excited I am to be back home after 11 years!! And seeing Nigeria again was really emotional for me. I wanted to see River […]

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Health, Stories 25/12/2018 by Sussanna Ngodoo Jacob

In 2004, I Was Told That I Will Die By 2006

I am Sussanna Ngodoo Jacob and this is my story: I was dancing at a friend’s party in Jos, Plateau State IN 2002, then I suddenly fell to the ground and could not get back on my feet. I was rushed to ECWA hospital, subsequently to Jos University Teaching Hospital, and then to Bima orthopaedic hospital. After a couple of x-rays, they confirmed that I fractured my femur because the bone was brittle […]

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Inspirational, Stories 21/10/2018 by Grace Oge Onuoha

When A Spider Web Unite They Can Tie Up A Lion

During the second world war, Jimmy an entertainer was invited to cheer up some wounded soldiers in the hospital. While performing, to his amazement, the men were roaring with laughter and their spirits kept rising higher and higher. In the end, he was given a tremendous applause and a standing ovation (by those who could stand). Two soldiers, however, got his […]

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