Monthly Archives: October 2019

How Parishes Can Help Address the Epidemic of Domestic Abuse

Credit: Yupa Watchanakit via Shutterstock. By Matt Hadro Domestic violence is a hidden epidemic that many clergy and laypersons need additional training to address, says one priest who runs the country’s largest parish-based ministry to counter the problem. “When you start talking about it, that’s when people will start coming forward,” Fr. Chuck Dahm, O.P., who directs domestic violence outreach ...

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CYON Awka II Deanery Holds 3rd Deanery Convention

. . Honours Abuchi Onwumelu of Fides The Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (CYON), Awka II Deanery, last Sunday at SS John/Paul Catholic Church, Umubele, Awka, held its 3rd Deanery Convention/2nd Fund Raising for Evangelical Bus and ICT Centre during which it honoured Comrade Abuchi Onwumelu of Fides Newspaper. He was honoured with the Special Youth Ambassadorial Award for his ...

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Toll Gates in Southeast will Cause More Hardship on People – Hon Umeoji

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba A member of the House of Representatives representing Aguata Federal Constituency in Anambra State, Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji, has flayed the Federal Government’s plans to revive toll gates across the country, especially in the Southeast, saying that such will devastate the masses and cause more hardship on them. Hon. Umeoji, who stated this at a press briefing at ...

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Industrialist Tasks Obiano on Njikoka Roads

. . . Cautions against Indiscriminate Child Adoption By Jude Atupulazi A Nimo-based industrialist and CEO of SAFANACO Technical Industries Ltd, Chief Francis Nwabachili, has sent an SoS to Anambra Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, on the poor state of roads in Njikoka, even as he warns against the indiscriminate adoption of babies by desperate couples, noting that such could flood ...

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Herders’/Farmers’ Conflict: MACBAN Debunks Viral Video on Obiano’s Compensation Formula

By Jude Atupulazi The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has cleared the air on the video on social media purportedly showing Anambra Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, speaking on compensation for victims of herders’/farmers’ conflict. Speaking to Fides last Tuesday in Awka, Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, Chairman, MACBAN, South East, described the video as the handiwork of mischievous people ...

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Anambra Has 1,000 Active Gully Erosion Sites, Says Works Commissioner

By Ikeugonna Eleke The Anambra State Commissioner for Works, Engr. Marcel Ifejiofor on Wenesday, disclosed the existence of about 1,000 active erosion sites scattered across the 179 communities in the state. Engr. Ifejiofor made the disclosure while interacting with members of the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Anambra State Chapter, on the achievements recorded so far on ...

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Why I Gave Elephant Tusk to Pope – Igwe Okaa-Onwuogu

By Chuks Ilozue The traditional ruler of Nawgu, Igwe (Sir) George Okaa-Onwuogu, has said the medium size African Elephant tusk he presented to Pope Francis recently at the Vatican symbolized authority and appreciation of excellence in leadership which the Pope represents. Igwe Okaa-Onwuogu spoke in an interview after visiting the Pope at the Vatican as part of his pilgrimage to ...

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Awka South LG Flags Off Clean-Up Competition

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Awka South Local Government Area has flagged off the first ever clean up competition tagged operation KEEP AWKA SOUTH CLEAN (KAC), with Desilt Our Drainages and Save Our Roads; Help Our Governor to Serve us Better, as its theme. Flagging off the campaign on October 19, the Chairman, Awka South LG Council, Hon Leo Nwuba, noted that ...

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The Boxer by Chika Onyenezi

By Amarachi Okpunobi You’ve long dreamed about the shores where fish are washed ashore just for you to pick them up. He promised you everything, including a safe passage, and a paper upon your arrival. He said you will make decent money to send home to your family. You dreamed it; you lived it. You were ready for it. You ...

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