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Monthly Archives: August 2019

St. Clement’s Parishioners Ufuma Calls for Creation of New Parish

. . . As Bishop Okoye Confirms faithful at Visit By Chioma Ndife The parishioners of St. Clement’s Catholic Church, Ufuma, Orumba North LGA, Anambra has called on the diocesan Bishop, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor alongside his auxiliary, Most Rev. Jonas Benson Okoye to see to the creation of another parish in Enugwuabor Village, Ufuma. The parishioners made the call ...

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Kayode Ajulo: Setting Standards, Making Impacts

By Uche Amunike The gentleman I bring you today is among so many things, a firebrand Lawyer, Unionist, Writer, Human Rights Activist, Politician and founder of the non-governmental and non-profit making organisation, Egalitarian Mission, Africa which is dedicated to the promotion of justice, equity, equality, fairness and rule of law. He is the Principal Partner of Kayode Ajulo & Co ...

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Emeneka, a Mandate Repaid

By Jude Atupulazi It is not getting to the top that matters. Anyone can get to the top. What matters is what one does while at the top, especially if the person is a public officer. In Nigeria, especially a few years back, the practice was to use people and hit the top, only to sever relationship with them, thus ...

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. To strengthen security around worship centres Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammmed Adamu has directed the Commissioner of Police in charge of Taraba State Command to fish out the killers of Rev. Father Tanko. He also ordered the DIG in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) to provide additional forensic and other investigative assets to the Taraba State ...

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Bishop Ezeokafor Confirms 510 Candidates at Christ the King Parish, Isuaniocha

By Abuchi Onwumelu The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has exhorted Christians to choose between Christianity and paganism, saying that going to Church on daily basis and occupying lofty positions is not enough reason to be called a true Christian. Bishop Ezeokafor who stated this at Christ the King Parish (CKP), Isuaniocha, in Awka ...

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ASWAMA Launches Offensive against Filth in Ifite Awka

By Jude Atupulazi As a follow up to ”Operation Dobe Anambra Ocha” recently launched last July by the Anambra State Ministry of Environment to rid the state of filth, the Anambra State Waste Management Agency, ASWAMA, August 24, commenced its own campaign to clear the Ifite Axis of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, of waste, in partnership with the Students Union ...

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Bishop Ezeokafor Eats New Yam

. . . Says Yam, King of Crops . . . Welcomes New Episcopal Household Seminarians By Abuchi Onwumelu Awka Diocesan priests, religious, 2018/2019 out-going and 2019/2020 in-coming episcopal household, last Sunday, August 25, filed out at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral’s refectory to witness the celebration of Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor’s Annual Iwaji Ceremony. The visibly elated priests were seen in ...

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Iraqi Church Formerly Defaced By ISIS Rededicated On Assumption Feast

The Church of Mar Behnam and Mart Sarah in Qaraqosh, Iraq celebrates Christmas Mass Dec. 25, 2018 before the church’s renovation. Credit: AFP/Getty Images By Courtney Grogan An Iraqi church damaged and defaced by the Islamic State in 2014 was rededicated Thursday for the parish’s celebration of the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. The Syriac Catholic Church of Mar ...

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Priest Who Died On the Titanic Could Be On Path to Sainthood

The Titanic Sinking. Credit: Jimmy via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0). When the Titanic began to sink on April 15, 1912, Father Thomas Byles had two opportunities to board a lifeboat. But he forewent those opportunities, according to passengers aboard the sinking ocean liner, in order to hear confessions and offer consolation and prayers with those who were trapped aboard. Now, ...

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