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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Observing the Ideals of Lenten Season

Lent is a solemn religious observance in the Christian Liturgical Calendar that starts on Ash Wednesday and ends after a period of forty days. During these forty days, Christians are expected to follow the footsteps of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and withdrawal into the wilderness. It is a season set aside for the purpose of reflecting on Jesus, considering his suffering, ...

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NYSC: When a Scheme Defeats its Purpose

By Jude Atupulazi Last week, in her column in this paper, Mrs Uche Amunike addressed the issue I’m going to address now. My piece this week will however take a slightly different trajectory and that hinges on the safety and comfort of our sons, daughters, siblings and relations sent away from their comfort zones to faraway lands to serve their ...

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MARRIAGE DRAMA

By Pat Amobi Chukwuma For the first time in their life, Ifeanyi and Ifeoma accidentally came in contact with each other at a birthday party. Love mysteriously entered into their eyeballs as they sat opposite each other at the party. They shook hands and fell in love immediately. Ifeanyi exclaimed, “My baby, your hand is very captivating. Your face is ...

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Join Christ in 40 Days Journey, Bishop Okoye Enjoins Faithful

. . . Calls for Life of Denial By Chioma Ndife As Catholics in Awka Diocese joined their counterparts in other parts of the world to mark 2020 Ash Wednesday, February 26, which signifies the beginning of the Lenten Season, the Auxiliary Bishop of Awka Catholic Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev. Jonas Benson Okoye, has tasked Catholics to endeavour to ...

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North Korean Official Suspected Of Having Coronavirus Shot Dead

A trade official has reportedly been killed by a firing squad after defying coronavirus quarantine orders in the authoritarian Asian country, while a National Security Agency official was sent to work on a farm for similar offences A North Korean official has reportedly been executed after he broke the terms of his coronavirus quarantine. The trade official had been placed ...

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Skill Acquisition: Obiano Flags Off 3rd Batch of One Youth, One Skill Programme

By Abuchi Onwumelu Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has flagged off the 3rd batch of the State’s Youth Empowerment Programme termed, “One Youth, One Skill”. Speaking at the formal launch of the Batch 3 at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Anambra, the State Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, Hon Afam Mbanefo, reiterated the commitment of Gov ...

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Coronavirus: Nigeria Confirms First Case

Nigeria’s first “presumptive” case of the deadly coronavirus that has killed more than 2,814 people with 82,589 cases in six continents on Thursday, 27 February. The case is an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and returned from Milan, Italy to Lagos, Nigeria on the 25th of February 2020. He was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University ...

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Mgbakwu Residents Extol Obiano on Road Projects

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Residents of Mgbakwu, Awka North, Anambra State, have lauded the State Governor, Chief Dr. Willie Obiano, on what they describe as his unrelenting strides in infrastructural development, especially the construction of roads in their community, which is opening up investment opportunities. A cross-section of the residents, who spoke to Fides last Monday, said the governor had ...

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Bishop Ezeokafor Lauds CMO Awka Diocese

By Precious Ukeje The Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Awka, Most Reverend Paulinus Ezeokafor, has lauded the Diocese’s Catholic Men’s Organisation, CMO, saying they have recorded significant achievements since the inauguration of its present leadership. This came shortly before the reception to mark the Feast Day and Parents’ Day celebrations of Saint Johnbosco Seminary, Isuaniocha, Saturday, January 8, at the school ...

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