By Chidi Emeagi
Permit me to start this piece with a bible passage so popular among both adherents of Judaism and Christianity. 1 Samuel 10:10-13 reads thus; “When Saul and his servant arrived Gibeah, a procession of prophets met him; the spirit of God came upon him in power, and he joined in their prophesying. When all those who had formerly known him saw him prophesying with the prophets, they asked each other, what is this that has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul among the prophets? A man who lived there answered, “And who is their father? And it became a saying “Is Saul among the prophets? After Saul stopped prophesying, he went to the high place”.
Saul of course, history has it, was the first king of Israel. After such a long time ranging from the Torah (Patriarchal period...
By Martins Ori
It's not really very conceivable how this notorious insinuation that Zik never did anything for Ndigbo came about. Even more disturbing is why it has been sustained., and now accepted by a good number of Ndigbo as true.
Politically, Zik's noble achievements for Nigeria in general and Ndigbo in particular, may not be equalled by any politician again. In the First Republic, Zik's towering greatness produced an Igbo as president (himself), senate president (Nwafor Orizu), Nwachuku (Speaker of HOR), and Aguiyi Ironsi was the head of the army. Zik mentored and inspired a generation of Igbo politicians, including Mbaonu Ojike, M. I. Okpara, Akanu Ibiam, Mbadiwe, Raymond Njoku, Mbazulike Amaechi and many others.
It was Zik, as Eastern Premier that commenced the economic r...
From time immemorial, peoples' lives and events have proven to be full of deceits, idiocy and stupidity to the extent that many go as far as denying their parents, status, religion or family lineage in order to get money or whatever that brings happiness instead of joy.
Esau was the first to deny his status as the first son and heir apparent to his father Isaac over a plate of porridge yam from his kid brother Jacob. Till date, that carefree attitude and conscious mistake remained a curse to Esau and his lineage. Judas Iscariot was the only person among the Apostles that was a kinsman to Jesus Christ, both hailed from Nazareth and for that pretty reason, Judas was picked by Christ as the Treasurer of the Apostles. Alas, Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus Christ, wickedly sold him to His kil...
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