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Monthly Archives: September 2019

South East Governors, Now You’re Talking

By Jude Atupulazi At long last I have heard the news I have been dying to hear. That news which seemed like it would never come was the resolution of the South East governors under the aegis of South East Governors Forum, to wield the big axe against the menace of the now dreaded Fulani herdsmen in the South East ...

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Fr. Abraham Nwali Celebrates Silver Jubilee

. . . Dedicates St. John Paul II Catholic Church By Mercy Hill The Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki and other christians from across the nation, on Saturday, 24th August, 2019, gathered to celebrate the priestly silver jubilee of Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Abraham Chukwuma Nwali and the dedication of St. John Paul II Catholic Church, Ugwuachara, Abakaliki. An American Astronaut ...

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St John’s Parish Umuokpu-Awka Celebrates 25 Years Anniversary

. . . Honours, Former Priests, Gov Obiano, Bro Innocent & Lady Catherine Okoh, over 120 Others By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Sunday, August 11, 2019, was a day of appreciation and hearty gratitude, as St John’s Catholic Parish, Umuokpu-Awka, Awka South L.G.A, Anambra State, on the occasion of her Silver Jubilee Anniversary, honoured 124 outstanding individuals with various awards, in appreciation ...

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ELOVAS Foundation Awka I Tasks Parents on Responsibility

. . Holds Seminar on Family Values By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Worried by the rate at which some parents neglect their duties, the Awka Chapter I of Excellent Ladies of Valour and Steel (ELOVAS) Foundation International, has tasked parents and guardians to live up to their caring and formative responsibilities towards their children and wards. The Foundation gave the charge at ...

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10 Nursing Mothers From Eziagulu Aguleri To Benefit from Anambra Health Insurance Scheme Free Of Charge

By Sunny A. Ijomah Ten nursing mothers from Eziagulu-Otu Aguleri, Anambra East Council Area are to benefit from the Anambra State Health Insurance Scheme, free of charge. The benevolence which came from the National President of Anambra State Association of Town Unions, ASATU, Chief Alex Onukwue was to improve the health status of women in the locality which is a ...

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Justice Onwuamaegbu Commissions Three New Magistrates Courts In Anambra

By Sunny A. Ijomah The Chief Judge of Anambra State Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu, has commissions three new magistrates courts in Okpoko, Ogbaru Local Government Area. Justice Onwuamaegbu while commissioning court blocks said that the need to have them became necessary in view of the large number of cases at the entire Ogbaru Magisterial District. According to her, out of 1,172 ...

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Anambra At 28: Stakeholders Speak

By Sunny A. David Stakeholders have called on Ndi Anambra to see the development of the State as a collective responsibility. They made the call while speaking with our correspondent in Onitsha. The traditional ruler of Atani in Ogbaru Local Government Area, Igwe Augustine Azuka Ngoddy and the traditional ruler of Ufuma in Orumba North Local Government Area, Igwe Chika ...

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By Jude Atupulazi The Southeast Zone of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has assured the people of Anambra State led by Governor Willie Obiano, of the association’s readiness to sustain the existing peaceful coexistence between cattle herders and their host community, the people of the state. The Southeast Zonal Chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, who gave this assurance while speaking with Fides in Awka, commended Gov Obiano on his blueprint for peaceful coexistence between farmers and cattle herders in the state. He said the arrangement had in no small measure, stood Anambra apart from other states as long as peace was concerned. It will be recalled that early in the life of the present administration in Anambra State, Gov Obiano had held a meeting between the Hausa Community in the state and indigenous farmers in which an agreement was reached by way of compensations payable by any party which either destroyed farmers’ crops or killed cattle belonging to the herdsmen. Siddiki expressed satisfaction that both parties had been honouring the pact, leading to peace between farmers and cattle herders in the state. He assured the people of the state that nothing would change as the herder community in the state were committed to sustaining the peace, even as he noted that many of them saw Anambra as their home, having lived here for many years, speaking the Igbo Language and having children born here. ‘We regard this state as our home. We are part of this state and are committed to its progress and well-being. We are happy that we have been living peacefully with one another and this is thanks to our governor who provided the platform for peace,’ Siddiki stated. The MACBAN chairman also assured that they would continue to explore more peaceful ways of relating with their host community and called on other Southeast governors and beyond to emulate the Anambra example.

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Prophets they say, are not recognised in their community. But, this was not the case of a retired Director, Ministry of Internal Affairs (Interior),Chief Fidelis Ike Ndeokwelu, KSM, as the 130 established individuals, who through him, secured job opportunities in various Federal establishments in Nigeria, celebrated him at an award ceremony and get-together, organised in his honour. ...

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Does the End justify the Means?

By Pat Amobi Chukwuma A certain wealthy man snatched the wife of a very poor man. The woman in question was finding life very difficult under her poor husband before she was snatched. For her the snatching is a blessing. Indeed things have begun to change positively in her life. The rich man gives her anything she wants. She now ...

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Mexican Seminarians Launch Evangelization Project for the Deaf

Two seminarians in Mexico have launched a project on Facebook to offer evangelization and pastoral ministry tools for the deaf. The initiative is called EvangeLíSaMe (EvangelizeMe) and was created by seminarians Juan Gómez, age 28, and Edwyn Alvarado, age 25, two months ago. The capitalized letters in the title stand for “Mexican Sign Language,” Gomez told ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish ...

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