Monthly Archives: January 2020

Perform Euthanasia or Lose Government Funding, Canadian Hospice Told

Stock image. Credit: Mortortion Films/Shutterstock By Christine Rousselle Canadian hospice is at risk of losing its government funding over its refusal to euthanize patients who request an “assisted death.” Fraser Health Authority, a publicly-funded organization responsible for administering healthcare for 1.6 million people in the western Canadian province of British Columbia, is ordering the Irene Thomas Hospice, a 10-bed hospice ...

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Another Look at the Barricades at Amawbia Bypass

For long, the Amawbia Bypass has resisted every effort by past governments to fix it. Indeed, ever since the regime of Chris Ngige through that of Peter Obi, that road had kept deteriorating after each reconstruction. Late last year, the Willie Obiano Administration, for the second time worked on the road, this time reconstructing parts of it. It was an ...

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Obi’s Brain Box

By Jude Atupulazi It appears this is a season of appreciation and recognitions. Last Thursday morning I came across a tribute to Valentine Obienyem by one of Nigeria’s media gurus, Dr Okey Ikechukwu; my one time boss in Lagos when I was working with the Examiner Newspaper. He devoted his write up to appreciating the role of Val in Obi’s ...

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Civil War Has Not Ended 50 Years After

By Uche Amunike I was almost moved to tears a couple of weeks back as I watched the Arondizuogu born popular Nigerian singer, activist, actress and journalist, Onyeka Onwenu when she passionately spoke about the losses suffered by her family in the Nigerian Civil War and why she hasn’t had closure till date. It was a very touching and emotional ...

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Thank God

By Pat Amobi Chukwuma On Thursday 23 January 2020, I set off to Holy Cross Catholic Church Ufuma in Orumba North Local Government of Anambra state for the burial Mass of a centenarian deceased woman. Immediately I arrived at the gate of the church, I sanctified myself by making the Sign of the Cross thrice. In addition, I sprinkled my ...

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Indomitable Lions of Obiuno Wins 2019 Chief Cyprian Abanofor Unity Cup

By Chioma Ndife Indomitable Lions of Obiuno in Obiuno Village, Ora-Eri, Aguata LGA, Anambra State has emerged winners of the 2019 Cyprian Abanofor’sunity cup organized and sponsored by Ora-Eristatesman, Chief Cyprian Abanofor. The indomitable Lions of Obiuno became champions of the competition after defeating their opponent, Young Stars Obinri of Obieri Villiagein the first session of a penalty shot out ...

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Anambra Govt Begins Demolition of Buildings Affected By Onitsha Fire Disaster

By Sunny A. Ijomah Anambra State government has commenced the demolition of buildings affected by the Ochanja market fire disaster. Our correspondent, reports that officials of the State Physical Planning Board, led by its Executive Chairman, Barrister Chike Mmaduekwe paid a visit to the site, were it was gathered that one of the compromised buildings collapsed on December twenty-sixth last ...

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Fin Sec, CWO Awka Diocese, Loses Husband

. . . Bishop Okpaleke, Fr Nwankwo, Others Eulogise Late Samuel Okoli By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba The remains of late Mr Samuel Ogbonnia Okoli were last Friday, January 17, interred to rest at his compound, Ezi Village, Ikenga, Aguata LGA, Anambra State, after a concelebrated burial Mass held at St Anthony’s Catholic Church, Ikenga. The late Okoli who died at 68 ...

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Lagos to Quarantine Chinese Returnees

The Lagos State Government said Thursday it had reached an agreement with the China Embassy in Nigeria to quarantine all Chinese returning to Lagos from their country to prevent the outbreak of coronavirus. The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, told journalists that the Chinese government, through her embassy in Nigeria was working with Lagos State Government to prevent ...

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‘Ogbunuyoro’ Unveiled to Celebrate Sir Chinedu Okoli at 80

. . . Celebrant appreciates God’s All Round Blessings By Chioma Ndife A book titled ‘Ogbunuyoro, A Family Man’ has been unveiled by the children of Sir. Sylverius Ikenegbo Chinedu Okoli, an Indigene of Ajalli Community, Orumba North LGA, Anambra State, to celebrate their patriarch at 80th Birthday Anniversary. The book, a biography of Sir Sylverius Ikenegbo Chinedu Okoli, was ...

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