Monthly Archives: December 2019

Donald Trump Has Been Impeached

President Trump has become the third president in history to be impeached. The House on December 18, 2019, passed both articles of impeachment: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Here’s what you need to know about the vote: The House voted almost entirely along party lines: The House voted 230-197 to charge Trump with abuse of power and 229-198 ...

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Anambra Govt Demolishes Illegal Structures Under Power Lines in Ogbaru and Oyi Council Areas

By Sunny A. Ijomah Anambra State Government, through the State Physical Planning Board has destroyed shanties erected under power lines in Kara, Atani Road and Ogbunike Toll-Gate in Oyi Council Area. Officials of the Board led by the Acting General Manager, Mr. Nwabufo Anene disclosed that the move was in line with its mandate of controlled development. Among structures destroyed ...

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Traffic Control in Festive Season, Transport Ministry Launches ATEMA Special Marshal Vests

By Sunny A. Ijomah Anambra State Commissioner for Transport, Dr. Christian Madubuko has asked officers of the Anambra Traffic Control Agency(ATMA) and other stakeholders in the sector to intensify operations aimed at ensuring safety on the roads. According to him, there is need for all traffic control agencies in the state to work together this festive period to facilitate free ...

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ELOVAS Foundation Awka 2,Nnewi, Donate to Nawfia Psychiatric Home, RECDOT Ozubulu

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba In her continued demonstration of her mission statement of touching lives, the Excellent Ladies of Valour and Steel (ELOVAS) Foundation International of Awka Zone 2, and that of Nnewi Zone, both in Anambra State, recently made charity visits to some rehabilitation homes in celebration of the 2019 World Food Day and Christmas Celebrations. While the ELOVAS Foundation ...

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Social Media Bill: Short Walk To Totalitarianism

By Matthew Hassan Kukah I have consistently tried to create levels of differentiation between democracy and dictatorship, especially dictatorships of the military variant as we have had in Nigeria. I have argued that Nigeria is still very far away from the goal posts of what could be called a democratic society. In my view, the environment does not as yet ...

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Christmas Celebration: A Period of Deliberate Evils?

By Chukwuchebem Samuel O The Lord has spiritually inspired me to write and voice out my negative perceptions about Christmas. The headline as it is being captioned, remains an assertion which in my education of higher learning and understanding, could also be called “Thesis”. I have chosen to refer to it as an assertion, simply because it is debatable and ...

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In A De-Christianized World, Priests Should Be Pillars of Faith, Pope Francis Says

By Hannah Brockhaus Priests should strive after a strong relationship with Christ, beginning in seminary, in order to be the guides in faith the de-Christianized society needs, Pope Francis said Monday. To seminarians and priests from northern Italy Dec. 9, he said: “You are called to be evangelizers in your region, also marked by de-Christianization.” “Those who are more exposed ...

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Eclipse

By Amarachi Okpunobi The polytene bag containing the food stuffs I had bought for dinner fell from my hands. The oil spilled on the ground as it was tied in a cellophane, and it was immediately mixed with the palm kernel shaft that was used to tar the ground in front of the traders shop. The pumpkin leaves were crushed ...

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Pope Francis: Never Forget to Smile, Even When Life is Hard

Pope Francis laughing outside of St. Peter’s Basilica during the general audience on April 1, 2015. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA. By Elise Harris For Pope Francis, one of most needed virtues of modern time is hope, which is something he said must never be abandoned no matter how hard life gets, and which is often expressed in the simple act of ...

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Evangelization Begins With Listening, Cardinal Tagle Says

Cardinal Luis Tagle visits a refugee camp in Bangladesh, December 2018. Credit: Caritas Bangladesh. Listening is the first step in evangelization, the newly-appointed prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples said Tuesday in Quezon City. “Evangelization is communication. God is a God who communicates, who dialogues. But He is also a God who listens,” Cardinal Luis Tagle said ...

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