Monthly Archives: May 2019

Pope Offers Words of Encouragement to African Missionaries

Pope Francis spoke to African-based missionaries gathered at the Vatican on Friday, applauding their efforts to show compassion to the continent’s most vulnerable. The Society of African Missions was received by the pope at the Consistory Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace. The order has been in Rome for its General Chapter, taking place at the Vatican from April 30 ...

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Operation Puff Adder: Kudos to Police

The on going assault by the Nigeria Police against criminals across the country, termed, ”Operation Puff Adder”, is certainly yielding the desired results going by media reports. From the South South, South East to the North and West, it has been a harvest of arrests of these criminals by the police as they turn the heat on criminal elements. Most ...

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Anambra Central SDP LGAs Chairmen Disown Chukwuelue

The Anambra Central Senatorial District LGAs chairmen led by Mr. Edwin Nwokike shortly after addressing the press in Awka . . . Say He is Not Party’s Senatorial Candidate, Accuse Him of Deceit By Abuchi Onwumelu The entire Local Government Chairmen of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in all the Seven (7) Local Government Areas of Anambra Central Senatorial District ...

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St John of God Student Wins CIRDDOC Nigeria Essay Competition

The project manager of CIRDDOC, Mr Oluebube Ngige, 3rd from right, presenting prizes to the winner of the organization’s competition, Miss Veronica Nnalue, during the assembly session of St John of God Secondary School, Awka. Watching, 2nd from right, is the school manager, Rev Fr Chigozie Jidere. . . . Pledges to create Awareness on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights ...

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Akachi’s Suicide …a Lesson to us All

By Uche Amunike I find it really scary that suicide has suddenly become a very common phenomenon in our dear country. I mean, it is so unfair that in spite of the numerous problems we face in our daily existence, suicide has to be added to the list. Suicide used to be seen in movies. It wasn’t even something that ...

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UNIZIK VC Hosts Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria

. . . As 48 Students Bag Scholarships from Embassy By Abuchi Onwumelu The Vice-Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Professor Joseph Ahaneku, FAS, last Tuesday received the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Zhou Pingjian in his office. The Ambassador was in the University for the October 1st Chinese Ambassador’s Scholarship Award for excelling and indigent students. Forty-eight students ...

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Transition to Glory or to Shame

By Pat Amobi Chukwuma Two weeks ago, I was driving along a busy road. My phone rang. I slowed down and picked it. I heard the voice of a lady saying, “Hello!” I replied, “Yes! Good day. Please who is speaking?” She told me her name. It was a familiar person. I asked her to call me back in one ...

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ANSPOLY Holds 3rd Matriculation Ceremony in Style

By Abuchi Onwumelu It was a gathering of intellectuals, entrepreneurs, and members of the academia recently at Anambra State Polytechnic, (ANSPOLY), Mgbakwu, formerly known as Anambra State College of Agriculture, as the citadel of learning held its 3rd Matriculation Ceremony. This year’s matriculation held at the matriculation arena attracted lots of dignitaries, including the Executive Governor of Anambra State, Chief ...

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After 12 Years in Sick Bed, Fr Oraka Dies at 70

. . . Awka Diocese, Bigard ’79 Mourn By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Barely two months after the burial of her sports’ enthusiast priest, Awka Catholic Diocese on Friday, May 17, 2019, interred to rest, the remains of one of her seven foundation deacons, Rev. Fr. Augustine Iloabuchi Oraka, fondly known as Orenge, reports Ifeoma Ezenyilimba. The late Rev. Fr. Oraka, who ...

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10 Trapped 2 Saved In Onitsha Building Collapse

By Sunny A. Ijomah About 10 persons were trapped while two people were rescued as a three storey building under construction collapsed in Onitsha. The building collapse took place at about 1.30 pm on Wednesday when workers were busy carrying out construction work at a building located at Ezenwa Street by Ogalanya Street Junction Onitsha. Hundreds of people gathered around ...

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