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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Pope Francis to UN: ‘Inequality is Disastrous For the Future of Humanity’

By Courtney Grogan Pope Francis spoke out about inequality, the environment, sustainable development and the elimination of poverty during his visit to the United Nations’ agricultural development agency in Rome Thursday. “Few have too much and too many have little, this is the logic of today. Many have no food and go adrift, while a few drown in the superfluous,” ...

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Bishop Okpaleke’s Resignation: End of a Shameful Saga

Last Monday, the Catholic world received the sudden news of the resignation of Bishop Ebere Okpaleke as the Bishop of Ahiara Diocese. His resignation followed a long drawn crisis that has lingered for close to six years in that diocese owing to the refusal of some Catholic priests and some lay faithful to accept him as their bishop. They had ...

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You are Dust

Warning: Please if you are not dust, do not read this article. If you persist in reading through, then you bear the consequences. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Any student who fails to read the instruction on the examination paper before writing is doomed to fail. Do not be faster than your legs, because life has no duplicate. ...

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Marriage is No Contract or Business

Last year, I witnessed the solemnization of matrimony of a young couple. The groom happened to be a man of the people and that attracted personalities from various areas of life. They both seemed happy as they tied the nuptial knot and walked down the aisle together. Gifts were showered on them and they danced exceptionally. I was happy and ...

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A Communiqué issued at the End of the First Plenary Meeting

1. PREAMBLE We, the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria, have held our First Plenary Meeting of the year at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria,Durumi, Abuja, from 17 to 23 February 2018. Having prayerfully reflected on theways in which we, as a Church and a Nation, can fully enjoy the fullness of life promised us by our Lord Jesus Christ, we now ...

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Anambra CP Summons Stakeholders Meeting

In order to enhance peaceful coexistence and forestall a breakdown of law and order between herdsmen and the host community in Umumbo Town in Ayamelum LGA of Anambra State, the Anambra State Police Command last Wednesday, summoned a stakeholders’ meeting between the community leaders and representatives of the Fulani herdsmen. Addressing the stakeholders, the Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, ...

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Why Libya?

For months now, the news has mainly been about Nigerians making their way to Libya in North Africa, from where some plan to cross over to Europe, while others choose to remain there to make quick money that never materializes. Even to get to Libya is a tortuous journey laced with danger and death. The journey to Libya is mainly ...

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LET THE WORLD KNOW YOUR SPORTS PROFILE

Our Fides Sports Profile Column is now open to numerous sportsmen and women, especially from Anambra and surrounding states who have excelled in the sports arena and sponsoring and promoting sports as well. Contact us if you have the profile at 08062608034  and fidesuceey@gmail.com. You can send us your profile and sports pictures as straight profile or using the following interview format. ...

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Awka Diocesan NFCS Gets New Executives

By Francis Nlang On the 11th February, 2018, the Awka Diocesan National Federation of Catholic Students (NFCS) inaugurated her newly elected executives at Christ the King Catholic Chaplaincy, Federal College of Education Technical, Umunze The event began with a Holy Mass concelebrated by the outgoing  Chaplain,  Rev Fr Hyacinth Okafor and the incoming chaplain of the Awka Diocesan NFCS, Rev ...

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Fed Poly Oko Loses Former 2-Time Deputy Rector

The remains of a former two-time Deputy Rector of Federal Polytechnic Oko, Sir Dr. Donatus Ifeacho Mmuo (KSJI, JP), were on February 9, 2018, interred to rest in his Urunnebo Village, Enugwu-Ukwu Country home, Anambra State. At the final commendation for the deceased at the Federal Polytechnic, Oko on February 8, the rector of the polytechnic, Professor Godwin Onu, mni, ...

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