Monthly Archives: November 2019

Homes, Farmlands, Lost as Landslide Rocks Nanka Community

By Ikeugonna Eleke Ubahu village in Nanka community of Orumba North Local Governnent Area of Anambra State has suffered a major landslide, leading to loss of homes and farmlands. Fides gathered that the village which habours multiple gully erosion sites erupted on the morning of Tuesday, October 15, 2019 following heavy rainfall, sending residents of the area scampering to safety. ...

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The Boxer by Chika Onyenezi II

By Amarachi Okpunobi The snow had melted away, and you could see that through the windows, so you rolled your bed away and locked up your belongings. The room was filled with men and smelled like tobacco and gin. You still wondered how you survived each day with a room full of men. Men from all over the world, men ...

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My Future is in the Hands of God – Johnbosco Onunkwo

By Jude Atupulazi The 2021 governorship election in Anambra State will be one of the most fiercely contested in the history of Anambra State. Apart from each election being hotter than the last, and the issue of zoning taking centre stage, this election will not overly put anyone in an advantaged position as none of those in the fray will ...

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Remembering Ovuleria of ‘The New Masquerade’

By Uche Amunike I was at the popular eatery known as Five Star, here in Awka just a few weeks ago to grab a late lunch. While I quietly enjoyed my beautifully prepared Semovita and Bitter leaf soup, I couldn’t help listening to three friends on the table across mine as they loudly discussed the popular Chika Okpala who is ...

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Ezenwata Family Bubbles at Fr Aloysius Celebtrates Silver Jubilee

By Uchechukwu Enem It was all smiles by members of the Ezenwata family, Akpo as one of them, Rev. Fr. Aloysius Ezenwata, MSP, celebrated his Priestly Silver Jubilee at St. Paul’s Catholic Parish, Akpo, Orumba South LGA, Anambra State, October 27. At the thanksgiving Eucharistic Celebration, the homilist, Rev. Fr. Cyprian Okpalike, said it was a thing of great joy ...

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Bishop Ezeokafor Confirms 549 Faithful at St Mary’s Awka

By Amaka Olua The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor, 27 October, paid a pastoral visit to St Mary’s Catholic Church Awka, Awka South L.G.A Anambra State, where he confirmed 549 deserving faithful. Leading in the Concelebrated Holy Mass, Bishop Ezeokafor stated that perseverance and persistence were the most important things in the life of a prayerful ...

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10th Anniversary: St Joseph’s Nibo Launches N50M Church Building Project

By Chioma Ndife St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Nibo, Awka South LGA, has held a N50M fund raising ceremony for the completion of her church project. The event which took place, October 20, was a culmination of efforts by the Parish Priest, Rev Fr Paulus-Maria Okafor, and his parishioners to get the church project up and running ahead of its dedication, ...

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Football Fireworks at DOSAD Sponsored Scouting Tournament

. . . Scouts praise talents on display in Anambra, pick 16 for football deals abroad By Chinecherem Efobi and Obinna Dike DOSAD, the sports department of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, alongside her investment partners, recently concluded a power-packed football scouting programme at Neros Stadium Nanka, Anambra State. The football event was held from October 15 to 18, 2019.  ...

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Young Nigerians – Celebrated by Forbes

By Mercy Hill Everyone has dreams but not many remain unsettled until they see it come to fruition. Burning with the desire for change and unsatisfied with the state of affairs, some of Nigeria’s finest trailblazers are redefining what business means and changing the lives of many while at it. Forbes Africa recently released it’s 30 “Africans Under 30” annual ...

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Sex for Grades: the COOU Example

By far the greatest killer of education in tertiary institutions in modern Nigeria is the sex/gratification-for-marks syndrome. It is a situation where lecturers demand sexual or monetary gratification from students in return for marks. While it is mostly the female students that are made to offer sex, the males are required to pay certain amounts of money. Failure to sleep ...

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