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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Anambra’s New Burial Law, a Beautiful Nonsense

By Jude Atupulazi Let’s get this straight. The idea behind the new Law on Burials in Anambra State is good, very good. It came at a time that something needed to be done to save us from the madness associated with burials in these parts; for how, indeed, can one rationalize the disrespect shown to a dead person by having ...

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Youths Get Skrills

By Amarachi Okpunobi Every youth need a skill, whether you are passionate about it or not, get a skill. Your certificate is not a definite sure way to success or perhaps financial breakthrough. When you get these skills, utilise them, don’t leave them dead and be creative about them. Be dynamic and consistent. You are exceptional at your skill because ...

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Easter: Bishop Ezeokafor Distributes Items to Over 500 Less Privileged

By Abuchi Onwumelu In the spirit of Easter celebration, the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev. Dr. Paulinus Ezeokafor, on Saturday, 20 April, during his annual get-together with the poor, distributed some food items, clothing and cash gifts to over 500 less privileged in society. Bishop Ezeokafor, who performed the function at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Awka, ...

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Gaforum Takes Zoning Gospel across Anambra

By Jude Atupulazi As Anambra State gears towards the 2021 governorship election, an election already predicted to be one of the toughest, a group known as Greater Anambra Forum; otherwise called GAFORUM, has been in the vanguard of those rooting for the sustenance of the zoning formula in the state. Led by Engr Fabian Ozoigbo, a seasoned politician, the group ...

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Fuel Pump Price Increase and Other Stories

By Jude Atupulazi Not long ago the Federal Government announced an increase in the pump price of petrol, basically reverting to the pre-COVID-19 price regime. But one thing stood out. It was the speed with which petrol dealers changed their meters to reflect the new price regime. Mind you, these were the same people, who, when the price was reduced, ...

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Pump Price Increment: Petroleum Marketers Bare Minds on immediate Adoption

…Drivers, Customers Lament By Chioma Ndife Sequel to the announcement of a new price regime for petrol by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration, Fides went to town to monitor its compliance or otherwise by petroleum marketers in the state. Fides gathered during a visit to various filling stations in Awka that the newly introduced fuel price took effect within two ...

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Appointment of Auxiliary Bishop for Umuahia Diocese, Relief for Bishop Ugorji – CWO President

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Acceptance and joy have been greeting the May 30, 2020 appointment of Reverend Father Michael Kalu Ukpong as the Auxiliary Bishop of the 26-year old Catholic Diocese of Umuahia by Pope Francis. The Diocese was erected on March 26, 1994. Baring her mind on the development, the President, Catholic Women’s Organisation (C.W.O), Umuahia Diocese, Lady Victoria Adaora ...

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Bishop Okpaleke Makes 14 New Appointments for Ekwulobia Diocese

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Barely three months after his initial first appointments, the Catholic Bishop of the new Ekwulobia Diocese, Most Rev Peter Ebere Okpaleke, has announced fourteen more appointments for the diocese. According to the information released by the Diocesan Chancery, Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia (CADEK), signed by the Chancellor, Rev Fr Lawrence Nchekwube Nwankwo, and dated July 6, 2020, ...

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