Monthly Archives: January 2021

Awka Diocese in Shock, Loses 2 Priests in 3 Days

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba The Catholic Diocese of Awka has expressed shock over the demise of two of her priests within a space of three days, describing their deaths as great losses. The two priests, Rev Fr Paul Akpu and Rev Fr Raphael Ikem Oliobi, who died on January 23, 2021 and January 26, 2021, respectively, hailed from the same Ifiteani ...

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Missing Ex-Commissioner’s People Demand Action from Govt, Police

…‘Our Son, Madubuko, Missing Since Jan 13’ It’s a Planned Deal to Rubbish APGA, Govt – Ifeanya Anaku, a community in Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra State, was a no-go area, Tuesday, January 26, as men, women and youths cordoned off the major road leading into the town as they protested the continued missing of their kinsman, the immediate ...

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Nigeria Needs Men of Integrity in Politics – Obi

By Jude Atupulazi The Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 elections, Mr Peter Obi, has decried what he described as a painful level of rot and decay in Nigeria’s political system, saying that a New Nigeria will emerge if honest men can join Nigeria’s political space with the intention of causing positive change. Obi, who ...

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When a People Lose Faith in their Security

A bad government creates unlikely heroes by its actions. That Chief Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a. Sunday Igboho, is today in the national conversation is down to, not just the Federal Government’s total failure to protect the life and property of Nigerians, but its open display of favoritism to a clearly criminal and murderous group at the expense of the rest of ...

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Obi Seeks Amicable Resolution of Enugu School Issue

By Jude Atupulazi The Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, says poor funding of education in the country has continued to stagnate the sector, resulting in poor development of the nation, while calling on concerned authorities to see to the amicable resolution of the alleged invasion of Providence High School, ...

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Tension in Ogbunka Igweship asCabinet Chiefs Trade Words

By Cynthia Igbokwe The chairman of cabinet chiefs of Ogbunka Community, Orumba South Local Government Area, Anambra State, and an elder statesman, Chief Chris Ifeanacho, has accused Chief Matthew Ezeabiakwa of betrayal and double speak over the kingship tussle in the town. Chief Ifeanacho, in an interview with Fides in his house in Ogbunka, wondered why few individuals from Ogbunka ...

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Admission Racketeering: COOU Warns Against Fraudsters

By Abuchi Onwumelu The Management of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), formerly Anambra State University, has warned prospective students to be wary of admission racketeers and fraudsters. In a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the institution, Chukwueloka C.C., PhD, and made available to Fides, the Management frowned at what it described as criminal acts against unsuspecting ...

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9 Months After, Unizik Returns to Life

…Artisans, Service Providers, Celebrate School Resumption, Students’ Return By Mercy Hill, Alexander Johnson Adejoh and Adejumoke Alebiosu As tertiary institutions resume after over 9 months of closure owing to the prevalence of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, has begun bubbling again with an appreciable number of ...

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