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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Silverbird Award: Obiano’s Finest Hour

Last Sunday, February 19, 2017, Anambra governor, Willie Obiano, added yet another feather to his growing cap, when he was given the Man of the Year Award by Silverbird Group, Lagos. It was at least the fourth of such awards collected by Gov Obiano; other major ones being the Zik Leadership Award and Sun Governor of the Year Award. It ...

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Citizen Uraku and Beastly Soldiers: Have Lessons Been Learnt?

‘’Two soldiers, caught on video assaulting a physically challenged man in Onitsha, Anambra State, have been demoted and imprisoned with hard labour.” That was the story that emerged after the outrage caused by the actions of the soldiers in question. They were involved in the mauling of a cripple in Onitsha whose only crime was wearing an army fatigue. But ...

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Religious Relations with Muslims

The Church is very passionate about peace in the world and healthy relationship with people of other religions. To this reason, the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue (PCID) has a special Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims (CRRM). The President is Jean-Louis Cardinal Tauran, Vice president, Bishop Miguel ÀngelAyuso Guizot, M.C.C.I and the Secretary is Monsignor Khaled Akasheh. Eight Consultors ...

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Obiano, Okorocha: A Regrettable Spat

Throughout the penultimate week, the news media was awash with news of the quarrel between two brother governors, Willie Obiano of Anambra, and Rochas Okorocha of Imo. It was such that could only be likened to the proverbial washing of one’s dirty linen in public. All manner of unprintable words were exchanged to the glee of outsiders who always celebrate ...

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Press Release from the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, Kaduna State.

PREAMBLE We, the Clergy, Religious and Laity of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, welcome you to the Cathedral of St Peter Clavers. We are here to present to the world, the pains, agony and sorrows that have befallen us in this part of the State, the Southern Senatorial Zone of Kaduna State. Unfortunately, this crisis of tremendous proportion is happening ...

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Why There Has Been Constant Work on Awka Flyovers – Works Commissioner

The man in charge of all infrastructural projects in the Gov Willie Obiano Administration in Anambra State, Mr Lawrence Chinwuba, otherwise known as Commissioner for Works, spoke to Fides editorial crew of Jude Atupulazi (editor-in-chief) and Uche Amunike (assistant editor) on a wide range of issues bordering on government projects. As the state heads to her next gubernatorial election, the ...

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Pastor Suleiman, IPOB and APC’s Brand of Democracy

On the day of the swearing in of the new president of America, Donald Trump, Nigeria’s security operatives shot at and killed and wounded many members of the Indigenous People of Biafra in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Their crime was organizing a solidarity rally for Trump who they see as someone that will help them to actualize their dream for ...

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