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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Nigeria, a Nation Wallowing in Darkness; Says Archbishop Akubeze

Most Rev. Augustine Obiora Akubeze The Nigerian nation is wallowing in the darkness of several challenges and these are hindering the spiritual and pastoral growth of the people as well as the socio-economic development of the country; the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) and Archbishop of Benin City, Most Rev. Augustine Obiora Akubeze has declared. The ...

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Youtube Appoints Alex Okosi As Managing Director, Emerging Markets, EME

YouTube announced Tuesday the appointment of Alex Okosi as its Managing Director of Emerging Markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa. YouTube made this known in a statement made available on Tuesday, noting that the appointment takes effect in April 2020. Head of YouTube EMEA, Cécile Frot-Coutaz, said, Alex “brings a wealth of experience in the content industries and has ...

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Pope Francis Condemns Clerics Who Engage in Simony

By Hannah Brockhaus In a homily Tuesday, Pope Francis condemned priests and bishops who use money to advance their careers. To be a priest or bishop, like being a Christian, is a free and undeserved gift of God, not something to be bought, he said Jan. 21 during Mass in the chapel of the Vatican’s Santa Marta guesthouse. “We have ...

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What is happening

By Pat Amobi Chukwuma At the dawn of the New Year 2020, a popular pastor in the Lord’s vineyard prophesied that a certain woman will suddenly slap her husband and send him packing out of their matrimonial home with immediate effect. The hearers of the New Year prophecy dismissed the pastor as a dreamer. Some were eager to know the ...

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Reflection for the third week in Ordinary time of the Year, 2020

By Innocent Nwafor 1. The People that walked in darkness have seen a great light Light-Darkness conflict! These two significant phenomena are presented to us today to reflect upon. They remind us of the dramatic story of creation where the power of God, in whose light we see light (Ps 36:9), acted upon an empty and chaotic realm of darkness ...

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Umeoji Gives Free MediCare to Constituents

. . . Kicks against Drug Abuse By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba No fewer than 200 individuals were beneficiaries from the recent free medical outreach that was organized and sponsored by the member representing Aguata Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Hon Chief Chukwuma Umeoji, for his Aguata constituents. The free medical outreach which was held at the Aguata Local Government Secretariat ...

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80th Birthday: Sir Adigwe Attributes Life Progress to God’s Steady Presence

By Chioma Ndife A Statesman and an indigene of Awka Community, Lawrence Onyejekwe Adigwe, has attributed the success and progress recorded in various spheres of his life to God’s steady presence. Adigwe disclosed these while speaking to Fides on the motive behind the 80 years birthday celebration held on 28th December, 2019. The birthday party commenced with a concelebrated Eucharistic ...

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Anambra, Truly Home for All

By Alexander Adejoh Mister Alex Adejoh, a youth corps member serving in Anambra State, but now working with Fides, in this piece, recalls the circumstances that landed him, his first job, despite the stereotyped fears about the attitude of the Igbo to strangers. Hmmm! Where do I start from? Okay! I remember vividly that fateful Friday evening at about 8:45pm. ...

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Onitsha Based Businessman Drags Sterling Bank Plc To Court

By Sunny A. Ijomah An Onitsha based businessman drags Sterling Bank Plc to court over refusal to honour the cheque issued by Pyrochy International Limited to his creditors. In the statement of claim, the defendant Sterling Bank Plc is a banker and has her branch office at No. 34 Port Harcourt Road Onitsha and the plaintiff Pyrochy International Limited is ...

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Zik’s Sons Initiated Into Agbalanze Society, Onitsha

By Sunny A. Ijomah Two Sons of the Late Owelle of Onitsha, Chief Nnamdi Azikiwe have been initiated into the Agbalanze Society of Onitsha. The ceremony which took place at Ogbeabo Village Square, Onitsha attracted people from all walks of life. Ozo title taking is one of the customs and tradition held in high esteem in Onitsha and it is ...

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