Monthly Archives: December 2018

Carol of Nine Lessons Takes Place at St Patrick’s Cathedral

By Abuchi Onwumelu St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Awka, was last Tuesday, 11th December, filled to capacity for the Maiden Edition of Bishop’s Carol organized under the auspices of Angelic Voices Foundation in collaboration with Awka Diocesan Catholic Education Commission, reports Abuchi Onwumelu. The festival attracted the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, the clergy, laity, ...

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Fr Chetanna Holds Survival Thanksgiving/Book Launch

Following the attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Akachine, Nsukka LGA of Enugu State, on three Catholic priests on Monday 26 September, 2016, a survivor of the attack, Rev. Fr. Chetanna Jude Chukwuneke, has held a thanksgiving Mass to mark his narrow escape. The Mass was held on the 11th of December, 2016 at St. Camilius de Leillis Catholic Chaplaincy ...

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12 Business You Can Start With N60,000 Each

By Francis Okoye Welcome to another write up on business you can start up, instead of going about looking for jobs that do not exist, or waiting till you get N600,000 or one million naira before you can start a business. You can start small and then through hard work, prayers and business knowledge grow your business. Many successful businessmen ...

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It’s a Quarter-to-Go

By Amarachi Okpunobi As a kid, while playing with my contemporaries especially in races. Before we pick a race, the kid referee would announce, on your marks, get set, and would consciously say, quarter-to-go, he would also ask, ready?, before he would finally announce go, and all the racers will begin to run. Once I hear, quarter-to-go, my heart begins ...

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Fr. Obikwelu Laid to Rest at St. Patrick’s Awka

By Mercy Hill The remains of the late Rev. Fr.Dr. Benedict Obikwelu was committed to mother earth at the Church grave in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Awka on 29th November, 2018. The Requiem Mass for the late priest attracted the crème de la crème from all walks of life including the Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Paulinus Ezeokafor, priests, ...

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Br Joe Obiajulu Refutes Allegations against him, says he Never Tainted Priest’s Image

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba A parishioner of St Theresa’s Parish, Ichida, Chief Joseph Obiajulu fondly known as Br. Joe has refuted the allegation by another parishioner, Ebelechukwu Ezeoke, saying that the allegation that she (Ezeoke) had advised him (Obiajulu) to stop tainting the image of Rev. Fr Emma Udechukwu was completely false. He was reacting to statement credited to Ebelechukwu during ...

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Tales from St. John Bosco Seminary, Isuaniocha

By Chukwuemerie Udekwe In a world where wealth, when acquired, only needs to be flaunted, Frank was certain the only thing still keeping him in the seminary was his WASSCE. At the completion of his senior secondary, 3, he would leave immediately, enter the world and flaunt his father’s wealth a great deal. He would continue with his studies, be ...

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Christmas will Soon Come and Go

By Paschal Chisom Obi Yesterday morning, as I strolled down the street of Abuja for my usual early Friday morning exercise, I observed that streets were decorated with Christmas lights. Some hung the lights in front of their gate, shops and supermarkets. Melodious Christmas musical echoes of expectations filled the street. Everywhere was covered with dust. The weather was cool ...

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A Paradigmatic Display of Statesman/Womanship in Contradistinction to Politician-Ship: The Last Option in the Emancipation of the Black Race

By Cosmas M. Emengini 1.0. OPENING REMARKS The black race is beleaguered today by powers of religion and politics. Many persons see these powers as the shortest routes to affluence and popularity. Most of the upheavals in many African countries are triggered off by these superstructures. Nigerian case is not an exception to this. The case of politics is even ...

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Don’t Politicize Religion in Nigeria By Muhammadu Buhari

IN 1844, the Revd Samuel Ajayi Crowther returned home to Yoruba Land (now part of modern-day Nigeria). Twenty years earlier, he had been kidnapped and sold to European slave traders who were bound for the Americas. He was freed by an abolitionist naval patrol, and received by the Church Missionary Society. There, he found his calling. Crowther made his voyage ...

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