For those of us who have lived through military dictatorships, we always dread military coups and their rule. Growing up in Nigeria, I lived through the military administrations of General Olusegun Obasanjo (1976-1979), General Muhammadu Buhari (1983-1985), General Ibrahim Babangida (1985-1993), General Sani Abacha (1993-1998), and General Abdulsalami Abubakar (1998-1999). During these years, Nigeria experienced… Read more
One hundred and fifteen cardinals from around the world gathered this week to elect a new pope for the Catholic church. They elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a Jesuit priest from Argentina. We believe that under the guidance of the Holy Spirit they have chosen a man whom they believe is the right person… Read more
In 1999, the most populous African nation, Nigeria returned to democratic rule. Prior to this time, Nigeria was ruled by military dictators. Most notable of these were General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, the self-proclaimed “Evil Genius” and General Sani Abacha, who died mysteriously in 1998, paving the way for civilian rule. Abacha’s rule was a reign… Read more
On Sunday, Sep. 26, many Christian churches around the world heard the story of the rich man and Lazarus from the gospel of Luke 16:19-31. As I reflected on this story, I was reminded once again of our Christian responsibility to heal the world of all divisions. The rich man in this story is not… Read more
This blog is written by Bekeh Utietiang a writer, teacher and blogger. It is my commentary on books and current affairs pertaining to Religion, Politics, Culture, and history. It is also a place for me to bounce ideas with the general public. Feel free to leave comments.