Monthly Archives: March 2020

As Obiano Clocks Six, the One Sore Thumb

By Jude Atupulazi Last Tuesday, March 17, Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, marked his six years in office. The highlight of this was the commissioning of some roads in parts of the state; a good development, no doubt, as it was a sharp departure from the way he once marked it with aplomb by way of lavish celebrations some ...

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Widowhood…an Endless Journey of Pain

By Uche Amunike If there is one thing every married woman dreads, it’s losing their husbands to death. No woman, no matter how unhappily married she is, prays for her spouse to die. The grief and emotional trauma widows go through are indescribable and most widows live their lives realizing that the vacuums left by their spouses are unfillable. Some ...

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NULGE Faction Accuses Anambra Govt of Bias

. . . You’re Blackmailing Us, Govt Fires Back By Jude Atupulazi The factionalisation of the Anambra State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, has been blamed on the meddlesomeness of the Anambra State Government which recognizes one faction over another despite a court judgement and an election that produced a bona fide union executive in ...

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APWEN has Made Great Strides over Past 37 Years – Chairman

By Precious Ukeje The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria says it has recorded a great level of achievement over the past 37 years of its existence. This was asserted by the Chairman, Awka Chapter of the association, Engineer Oluchi MaryJane Okoli. The chairman made this remark Monday, March 9, at the Mechanical Engineering, Chisco Institute PTE Auditorium, Nnamdi ...

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Lawmakers Pass Bill for Law to Regulate Public Financial Management

By Abuchi Onwumelu The Anambra State House of Assembly has passed a bill for a law to regulate the Public Financial Management of Anambra State to ensure that all revenue, expenditure, assets and liabilities of Government are managed efficiently and effectively to meet current and future challenges of the state and to provide for related matters. The House passed the ...

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Godwin Maduka Attends Flag Off of Awka Catholic Diocesan Laity Week

By Chioma Ndife A leading gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Godwin Maduka, last Sunday attended the official flag-off of the Awka Catholic Diocesan Laity Week which was performed by the Bishop of Awka Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. Dr Paulinus Ezeokafor, at St Anthony’s Catholic Church, Enugwu Ukwu. He was represented by the State ...

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Nigeria Confirms 10 New Cases Of Coronavirus

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) has confirmed 10 (ten) new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria. The ministry made the announcement via a release signed by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire. According to the ministry, there are three new cases in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and seven new cases in Lagos State. This brings ...

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Octogenarian who Gave Entire Property to Church, Given Hero’s Burial

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Nodu, Village, Okpuno, Awka South LGA, last Wednesday reverberated with the rousing burial given to 83 year-old Pa Gabriel Okechukwu Akpaenyi, who in his lifetime set an exemplary record by donating his entire property to the Catholic Diocese of Awka. In recognition of the deceased’s wonderful gesture, the Catholic Diocese of Awka turned out in their numbers ...

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Bishop Ezeokafor Demands Quick Implementation of Burial Law

. . . Frowns at celebration of the dead By Abuchi Onwumelu The Catholic bishop of Awka Diocese His Lordship Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has frowned at the celebration of the dead, describing it as a waste of financial and material resources Bishop Ezeokafor who stated this in a homily to mark the beginning of the 2020 Awka Diocesan Laity ...

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Francisca Nwazuluahu Obianisi, Unoenu,Transits at 80..Eulogy Flows from Bishop Okoye

By Mercy Hill & Precious Ukeje The remains of late Mrs. Francisca Nwazuluahu Obianisi, mother of Reverend Father Livinus Obianisi, were interred at her country home in Adazi Nnukwu, March 19, 2020, after a burial mass at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Adazi-Nnukwu, Anaocha Local Government Area, Anambra State. She was also eulogized by the Auxiliary Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Awka, ...

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