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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Eschew Hate, Unforgiving Spirit, Bishop Ezeokafor Exhorts Christians

By Abuchi Onwumelu The Catholic bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev. Dr. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has exhorted Christians to shun hate, unforgiving spirit, vindictiveness, stinginess, selfishness and unnecessary frugality, calling on them to always pray and assist their neighbours, especially the downtrodden and destitute in society. Bishop Ezeokafor, who gave the exhortation at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Isuofia, in ...

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Aforka to UNIZIK VC, Your Appointment is Divine

By Abuchi Onwumelu The member representing Orumba North State Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly and the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Emeka Aforka, last Monday paid a solidarity cum familiarization visit to the newly appointed Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Professor Charles Esimone. Hon. Aforka, a two-time Chairman of Orumba North Local Government Area, said he ...

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ELOVAS Foundation Int’l Ends 1st AGM, Seminar in Awka

. . Honours Best Chapters, Outstanding Members; Seeks Support to Projects By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba A Non-Governmental Organisation known as Excellent Ladies of Valour and Steel (ELOVAS) Foundation International, has ended her 1st Annual General Meeting (AGM) / Convention & Seminar, with the conferment of Distinguished Excellence Awards on her best chapters and outstanding members. The AGM & seminar with the ...

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CMO Members Take Another Leadership Training at Ekwulobia

By Uche Enem Last week Sunday, the Awka Diocesan Catholic Men Organization (ADCMO) had another leadership training which was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Ekwulobia. The leadership training titled, ‘The Man is You (TMIY), was held for three regions which are: Ekwulobia, Achina & Akpu regions. Before the beginning of the training session, a video was played to the ...

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A New Beginning in Nimo

By Jude Atupulazi On Tuesday, April 16, this year, the Nimo Community in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, was thrown into mourning. It was the day the unthinkable happened: it was the brutal assassination of the town’s charismatic President-General, Sir Anthony Igboka, by base elements in the town. It was something that shocked all Nimo people, at home ...

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Pope Francis Prays for Victims of Shootings in U.S

By Hannah Brockhaus Pope Francis Sunday remembered the victims, and the families of the victims, of recent shootings in Texas, California, and Ohio, asking for prayers. “I am spiritually close to the victims of the episodes of violence that these days have bloodied Texas, California and Ohio, in the United States, affecting defenseless people,” the pope said Aug. 4, after ...

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6 Anambra Footballers Picked For Europe, 24 for Review in Sept ,,,As DOSAD Concludes International Football Scouting Program, Director Assures of Bumper Packages Ahead

By Uche Enem and Iyke Nwokedi Six grassroots football players from Anambra are on their way to Europe in the coming weeks having been picked by foreign football scouts from Belgium and Romania, at the end of a 6-day programme at Neros Stadium Nanka. The programme which held July, 26-30, 2018, had over four hundred players from 22 teams taking ...

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Impossibility Is Nothing (Part II)

. . . the story of a black female professor at the University of Dalhousie By Mercy Hill Continued from last edition So, do you have any Mentors right now? At this stage I do have “mentors” though not in the light people see it. There are people who have been professors for twenty, thirty years and I am super ...

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Devotion to Our Lady Of Sorrows

By Michael Ogunu At the Cross her station keeping, Stood the mournful Mother weeping, Close to Jesus to the last. (Stabat mater dolorosa) In the Middle Ages, Catholic theology concentrated mostly on Christ’s passion; at the side of the Man of Sorrows, however, was the Sorrowful Mother, sharing His suffering. The Gospel of St. John 19:25 says: “Near the Cross ...

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When Education Kills

By Jude Atupulazi Too much of anything, they say, is bad; even when such a thing is supposed to have a lot of positives. We are in a period in academic circles known as Long Vacation. It is a period meant for students to take a break from academic work, to relax their minds and prepare mentally and physically for ...

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