Monthly Archives: August 2018

Bishop Manfred Scheuer of Linz Visits St Michael’s Parish, Uga

….Lauds Awka Diocese for Lively Worship, Hospitality, Bags Ezi Nna Title By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba The Catholic bishop of Linz Diocese, Austria, Dr. Manfred Scheuer has extolled the Igbo Catholic Community of Nigeria over what he described as lively worship that comprised of a complete groups of individuals of the parents, youths and children. Bishop Scheuer, who stated this when he ...

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FIFA Ranking: Nigeria drops to 41st position

Ilorin – Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Thursday dropped by one spot to 41st position in the new ranking formula adopted by World football governing body, FIFA. In the ranking table published on FIFA website, Nigeria garnered 613 points in August, placing it sixth on the continental stage behind Senegal, Congo DR, Ghana, Morocco and Cameroon. On the global scene, France ...

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Now I have Graduated

By Mercy Hills Coming from a background that respected and magnified education, my Parents and everyone around inculcated in us this idea that one cannot be progressive in the society we found ourselves, if we turned out illiterates. My mother who upheld that notion the most, ensured we all went to school because she wanted us to be distinct amongst ...

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Chief Okwudili Ezenwankwo Bags Chieftaincy Award

By Egodi Nkiruka Okeke An Aspirant for Orumba North and South for the House of Representatives, Chief Okwudili Ezenwankwo, from Orumba North Local Government, was on Saturday, 4th August, honoured with the chieftaincy title as Ikemba of Orumba North by the Council of Traditional Rulers of Orumba. The title was given to him during the celebration of the 27-year Anniversary ...

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Onitsha Monarch Urges Ndigbo to Embrace Think Home Philosophy

By Sunny A. Ijomah The Chairman Anambra State Traditional Rulers’ Council and Traditional Ruler of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe has charged Ndigbo to always put the interest of their fatherland above every other consideration. He gave the charge at the third Annual Leadership Lecture and Award Series of Anambra Irish Professionals Association, in Awka. Igwe Achebe who presented a lecture ...

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Ozubulu Killings: Youths Drag Monarch, Others to Shrine

By Sunny A. Ijomah No fewer than five persons have been arrested by the police in Anambra State for taking the names of the traditional ruler of the town and Obi of Ozubulu, Obi Nnamdi Oruche to a shrine. Our correspondent gathered at Ozubulu that the youths of the town had taken the case of the Ozubulu Catholic Church killings ...

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Ofala Festival Ends Communal Conflicts in Isuofia

…As Community Accords Burial Rites to Late Igwe 21 Years after By Chioma Ndife The last Ofala Festival of the Late Igwe Pius Awugosi Ezekwesili Gbulieaku II, Isu I of Isuofia has brought the communal conflict which has rocked Isuofia Community for the past 20 years to an end. The people of Isuofia in Aguata LGA, Anambra State during the ...

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Hard Times Await Reckless Keke Operators – FRSC Boss

By Abuchi Onwumelu The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, says it will soon begin to clamp down on tricycle operators, popularly known as Keke, who flaunt or disobey traffic regulations in the state. The Sector Commander of the Agency in Anambra, Mr. Sunday Ajayi, disclosed this while speaking to Tricycle operators in the State Capital, Awka, during a sensitization campaign. ...

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Hope in the Midst of Suffering (Part Two)

Benedict XVI cites Josephine Bakhita, a modern African Saint canonized by Pope John Paul II as a classical example of one whose faith and hope in the living God even in the midst of her suffering ‘redeemed’ her. The following account of her life are his words: She was born around 1869 – she herself did not know the precise ...

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WOMEN’S SEXUALITY: THE JOY OF BEING A CATHOLIC WOMAN (Part Two)

By Sr. M. Rosanna Emenusiobi IHM (Ph.D) The feminist authors claim that this clerical fear of women would perhaps not be so bad were it not accompanied by the active suppression of women. Thus, Rosemary Radford Ruether writes in her book, Sexism and God-Talk: Towards a Feminist Theology, that “women’s capacities for spiritual equality are (to be) postponed until they ...

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