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Christmas/NEW YEAR: Akaraonye urges Imo Journalists to embrace peace, says 2021 offers better hope for all.

Christmas/NEW YEAR: Akaraonye urges Imo Journalists to embrace peace, says 2021 offers better hope for all.

Focus, News
Chairman Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Imo State Council Comrade Chris Akaraonye has enjoined members of the union to eschew bitterness and rancour but embrace peace in the face of minor differences that are common among union members. He said peace and love are the core message of Christmas noting that 2021 offers better hope for all. Akaraonye who stated this in his Christmas/New year message made available to Nigerian Newsguide on Wednesday commended Imo journalists for leaving up to the ethics and tenets of the profession in the face of Covid-19 pandemic, ENDSARS protest and lots more even without government assistance and support. The full message reads thus: "My dear colleagues, as the year is finally winding up with the usual Christmas and New year festivities, I want to tha...

Christmas season, crime and anti-social activities

Editorial
Each end of the year, people more especially the young ones put themselves into unnecessary pressure and dreaming big about the kind of opulence and display of emergency riches aimed at impressing others. In most cases small business owners tend to sell everything they have in their shops and proceed home with all the proceeds only to come back to base by January and start life afresh again. Some go as far as borrowing to buy new or fairly used cars and other mobilities to impress their parents and or girl friends and possibly convince them that they are doing well in the cities when that is not correct. This undue pressure during the Yuletide lead men into indulging and committing all sorts of crimes and heinous acts. While the female ones go into prostitution, the male folks go i...