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When dating, does age make a difference?

By Kc Ejelonu When dating, age is a personal preference; well for me I don’t see myself dating someone younger than I am, unless of course he is very matured. Some prefer to date people older than themselves, often considerably older, while others only date people much younger than themselves. There is no rule to say you must people of ...

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Any such thing as “mr good enough?”

By Kc Ejelonu.  Email: kcejelonu@gmail.com  Twitter: @kcejelonu Is it lowering your standards or being realistic when you decide to settle for ’Mr. Good Enough’? Mr. Good Enough is looking pretty great when you watch your best friend get married, and you’re not even dating anyone … or when you go out with a “very nice” person who doesn’t exactly make ...

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Dealing with a serial liar

By Kc Ejelonu.  Email: kcejelonu@gmail.com  Twitter: @kcejelonu Some of us tell “little” lies once in a while and we pray for forgiveness.  Sometimes, a white lie can be better than the harsh truth and almost all the time, lying is an easier and safer alternative. I came face-to-face with a serial liar, though I have known this individual for quite ...

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Giving Nollywood a bad name

Kc Ejelonu, Close-up, Email: kcejelonu@gmail.com, Twitter: @kcejelonu I hate the society I live in. All I can do is scream in my bedroom, complain for few minutes and things remain the same. I wish I had a magic wand to change the environment and people. I cannot mention one leader in Nigeria that I can look up to, or who is on the ...

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PDP: An implosion foretold

Candour’s Niche, Ikechukwu Amaechi, 08055069065, ikechukwuamaechi@yahoo.com, Twitter@ikechukwuamach To every discerning mind, what happened at the mini-convention of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) penultimate week didn’t come as a surprise. It was an implosion long foretold. All the telltale signs were there. The big surprise would have been a situation where the party bigwigs left the Eagle Square, venue of the special convention, backslapping ...

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2006 census: Lagos vindicates Odimegwu

Ikechukwu Amaechi, 08055069065 ikechukwuamaechi@yahoo.com, Twitter@ikechukwuamach   Will Nigeria ever become a nation of people with shared interests and values? Can we ever move from being a country of disparate tendencies and interests that we have been since October 1, 1960 when we had independence to a nation erected on the foundation that promotes good common good of all Nigerians? Can a country ...

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Ndigbo and Fani-Kayode’s crass irresponsibility

Ikechukwu Amaechi 08055069065 ikechukwuamaechi@yahoo.com Twitter@ikechukwuamach   Once again, the Muslim feast of Eid-el-Fitr has come and gone and Nigerian leaders, as usual, used the opportunity to preach the gospel of peace and unity. Nigeria, they insisted, is the handiwork of God. President Goodluck Jonathan upped the ante when he hosted Muslim leaders who paid him the traditional Sallah homage at Aso Rock ...

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Can APC seize the moment?

Ikechukwu Amaechi, 08055069065 ikechukwuamaechi@yahoo.com Twitter@ikechukwuamach   Chieftains of the opposition parties in Nigeria are beside themselves with joy. And need I say for good reasons. Their dream baby, the All Progressives Congress (APC), finally became a reality last week. And that is no mean feat. Despite all manner of shenanigans, high-wire intrigues and filibustering by groups ostensibly sponsored by powerful political interests, ...

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How well do you know your partner?

By Kc Ejelonu One of the most important features of successful couple relationships is the quality of the friendship they share. How well do you know your partner’s inner world? Few days ago, American basketball star, Jason Collins, decided to come out about being gay. It packed such an emotional punch because he appears to be telling all. Speaking with ***Sport ...

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Where is the love?

  As the famous Black Eyed Peas’ ‘Where is the Love’ song nonchalantly played in the background and in the midst of the recent tragedies emerging in the world around us I stopped and wondered to myself where really is the love? The lyrics read: “People killing, people dying Children hurt and you hear them crying Can you practice what ...

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Spending quality time “alone”

By Kc Ejelonu I needed a holiday and quality time alone to think, reflect, relax and most of all enjoy the things God has given me. I also needed a quiet and private moment to thank Him and have a heart to heart conversation with Him. So, I took a trip down to South Africa, and of course I wasn’t going ...

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The past: How much do I share?

Kc Ejelonu Email: kcejelonu@gmail.com  Twitter: @kcejelonu So you are in a serious relationship and everything is running smoothly. But as expected, the time has come when your boyfriend starts asking you to share your past. Eeek! What do you do now? Do you freak out? Panic? How much do I share? Everything? The bare minimum? The temptation to avoid sharing everything ...

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Self-love

By Kc Ejelonu Having a conversation with a young lady during the week and she complained about not being happy in her relationship but she has to be in the relationship. With the little advice I could offer, just by looking at her I knew she would still stay in that relationship and she didn’t love herself. I was in a ...

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