Monthly Archives: April 2019

ISIS claims responsibility of Sri Lanka Easter Sunday attacks

The death toll in the Easter Sunday suicide attacks on churches and hotels has risen to 321. ISIS has claimed responsibility, but Sri Lankan officials have blamed two local Islamic extremist groups for the bombings, possible with outside help. A senior Sri Lankan officials says the preliminary investigation shows the attack was “retaliation” for the March 15 massacre of Muslims ...

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Anambra State CSDA Undertake 2nd Batch Project Field Appraisal In Rural Communities

By Uche Amunike Anambra State Community and Social Development Agency (ANCSDA) is an Agency of Anambra State Govt. set up to carry out Community and Social Development Project (CSDP). CSDP is a World Bank assisted project which aims at poverty reduction in rural communities through Community Driven Development (CDD) approach. ANCSDA have successfully undertaken its first community entrance project activities ...

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Ekwulobia Region is Outstanding in her Supports to Awka Diocese – Bishop Okoye

. . . As St Joseph’s Pro-Cathedral Parish, Ekwulobia leads in 2019 Cathedraticum with 51 Cows; Our Lady of Fatima Igboukwu, 43 Cows By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba The auxiliary bishop of Awka Catholic Diocese, Most Rev Jonas Benson Okoye, has commended the priests, religious and lay faithful of Ekwulobia Catholic Region of the diocese for what he described as their outstanding ...

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Pope Francis uses Easter vigil to condemn Sri Lanka attacks and urges Christians to reject the ‘glitter of wealth’

Pope Francis gave the speech to up to 80,000 people in St Peter’s Basilica  He said: ‘Sin promises things easily but leaves behind only solitude and death’ ‘Why not prefer Jesus, the true light, to the glitter of wealth, career, pride and pleasure?’   Pope Francis, speaking to around 80,000 people at the end of his traditional Easter Sunday blessing, addressed ...

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Bill against Expensive Burial Ceremonies, Long Overdue

The high cost of burial ceremonies has been the bane of our society for some years now. Attempts by some communities in the past to curb it had only recorded partial success. But a light appears to have been seen at the end of the tunnel with the recent passing of a Bill by the Anambra State House of Assembly ...

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“Give us this day our daily bread”

By Pat Amobi Chukwuma As we were saying the Lord’s Prayer in the church, I overheard a wretched man among the congregation exclaiming, “Give us these days our daily bread!” I encountered him outside after the church prayer and asked him, “Why did you say emphatically: Give us these days?” He looked into my eyes pitifully and replied, “Father, if ...

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Easter: History and Meaning

Easter is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead. It is celebrated on Sunday, and marks the end of Holy Week, the end of Lent, the last day of the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday), and is the beginning of the Easter season of the liturgical year. As we know from the Gospels, Jesus Christ ...

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Round Table with Bishop Hilary Odili Okeke at Easter

By Uche Amunike I was at Nnewi last year with other journalists as guests of the Chief Shepherd of Nnewi Diocese, Most Reverend Hilary Odili Okeke, as he gave his Easter message. It was a most enriching encounter for me and I was so bowled over by the content of that message that I think I captioned it, ‘The Gospel ...

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A Bill against Stupidity

By Jude Atupulazi All societies respect the dead. That is why in our clime, it is said that one does not speak ill of the dead, no matter what transpired between the person and the dead. It is also the reason a dead person’s wish is always respected. Thus, if a dead person wished while he lived, that he should ...

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