Monthly Archives: September 2019

Attacks on Religious Communities ‘A Wound on All Humanity’ Trump Tells UN

By Matt Hadro President Donald Trump joined world leaders to speak out against religious persecution at a Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday. “Today, with one clear voice, the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution,” President Trump said. “Stop the ...

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UNIZIK 49th Inaugural Lecture: Esimone Harps on Completion of Prescribed Drugs, Hygiene

By Abuchi Onwumelu The Vice Chancellor Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Professor Charles Esimone, has identified over prescription of antibiotics, non-completion of prescribed drugs, overuse of antibiotics in livestock, poor infection control in hospitals and clinics, lack of hygiene and poor sanitation as some causes of resistance by microbes. The Vice Chancellor, who made the disclosure when he delivered the 49th ...

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Anambra Roads Receive Facelift as ARMA Beefs Up Repair Works

By Uche Amunike The Anambra State Road Maintenance Agency (ARMA), has shown proof of her commitment towards rehabilitating dilapidated roads across the state by embarking on massive road repairs in areas needing attention. The Managing Director of the agency, Engr. Emeka Okoye disclosed this recently during a supervision tour of the massive road repairs presently ongoing in some designated places ...

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Celebrating Don Martino – A Gift to Humanity (Part II)

By Mercy Hill (continued from the last edition) Would you say you are successful? Yes, I am. I am very successful, and this is because of the people I have encountered in my life. That is why what I gained from others, I will give to those who encounter me. It’s just to understand the spirit behind the style of ...

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Understanding the Laity as Lay Faithful of the Church

By Mike Nnamah Laity means lay members of the Church of Christ, who share the common priesthood: through baptism. The lay members of the church constitute 99% of those that make up the church. In other words, the laity is those who are not clerics but enjoy the status as physical persons, of the people of God having equality in ...

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What Awka Millennium City Offers to Anambra – Dr Clem Nwogbo

By Jude Atupulazi Dr. Clem Nwogbo, Group Chairman of M-P Infrastructure, is the man driving the Awka Millennium City project, a project that could redefine business in the South East. What is the project all about? In what ways will it benefit Anambra people? Nwogbo spoke to the media on these and others. Fides’ editor-in-chief, Jude Atupulazi, was there. Excerpts. ...

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Shun Corruption; But Promote Human Dignity, Peace & National Development

Being Communique Issued By the Catholic Laity Council of Nigeria, Awka Diocese at the End of her 2019 Annual Seminar/ Workshop Held at Archbishop A.K. Obiefuna, Retreat, Pastoral & Conference Centre, Okpuno, Anambra State, from September 20-22, 2019, on the theme: CATHOLICS IN POLITICS: PANACEA FOR PEACE, GOOD GOVERNANCE AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. PREAMBLE: The Catholic Laity Council of Nigeria, Awka ...

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Anambra’s Super Cop

By Jude Atupulazi It is hard to believe that Nigeria can produce an exemplary police officer at this material time. But there is one right here in Awka, Anambra State. His name is John Abang, Commissioner of Police, Anambra State. A native of Cross River State, Abang is redefining the perception of policemen in Nigeria, and among journalists who have ...

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YCS at 60 – Bishop Ezeokafor Charges Young Students to Plan for Self Employment

By Chinecherem Efobi The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor, has charged Young Catholic Students (YCS) to start early to plan their employment, given the disturbing rate of graduate unemployment in Nigeria. The prelate said this at the Awka Diocesan version of the celebration of the founding of YCS in Nigeria, which was held on Friday 2nd ...

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Bishop of Warri Diocese, Most Rev John Oke Afareha

A Communiqué issued at the end of the Second Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at the Divine Mercy Pastoral Centre, Agbamaya, Obada-Oko, Abeokuta, Ogun State, 11-20 September 2019. 1.PREAMBLE We, the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria held our Second Plenary Meeting for the year at the Divine Mercy Pastoral Centre, Agbamaya, Obada-Oko, Abeokuta, Ogun State from ...

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