Monthly Archives: September 2021

19-Year-Old Girl Forced into Marriage, Stabs Husband to Death

By Sunny A Ijomah A 19-year-old newly wedded bride, who was said to be a victim of forced marriage, has allegedly stabbed her husband to death in Adamawa State, Nigeria, after his refusal of her request for a divorce. Findings revealed that the suspect was forcefully married to the deceased by her parents on August 6, 2021 and the marriage ...

Read More »

NYSC Anambra Swears-in 1264 Corps Members

By Adejumoke Alebiosu Chief (Dr) Willie Obiano, Governor, Anambra State assured Corps Members of their safety in Anambra state. He said this Last Tuesday during the formal opening of 2021 Batch ‘B’ stream 2 orientation course and Swearing- In of prospective corps members in the State at the Nnamdi Azikiwe NYSC Unity Permanent Orientation Camp, Umuawulu/Mbaukwu, Awka South, Anambra State. ...

Read More »

NYSC Signs MOU to Include Corps Members on NHIS Programme

By Adejumoke Alebiosu National Youth Service Corps has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Health Insurance Scheme on the inclusion of corps members in the NHIS programme. NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, who stated this when he led a delegation of the management of the scheme to the Headquarters of the NHIS in Abuja, recently commended the ...

Read More »

Corps Member Donates E-Library to NYSC

By Adejumoke Alebiosu Corps Member serving in FCT Abuja, Ahmad Abubakar, with state code no FC/20B/1340 recently donated a digital library to the National Youth Service Corps, National Directorate Headquarters, Abuja as his personal Community Development Service (CDS) Project. Speaking during the commissioning of the project at the NYSC National Directorate Headquarters, Abuja, Abubakar said the manual system of library ...

Read More »

HCA, Vital for Children’s Formation – Ekwunife

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba One of the animators of Holy Childhood Association (HCA), Amawbia Deanery, QueenLady Ngozi Ekwunife, has described the HCA as a very important lay group of the Church that is vital for the proper formation of children. QueenLady Ekwunife, who is also a patroness of HCA, St Joseph’s Nibo, Awka South LGA, Anambra State, stated this at the ...

Read More »

Defections: Moving to the Centre to do What?

By Jude Atupulazi There are times when even the most chronic liar knows his lies are not cutting any ice. At such moments such a person can’t wait to finish his talk and go into hiding. But it becomes much more serious when such a person appears to have lost all sense of shame and honour and, despite knowing his ...

Read More »

Ability in Disability

By Mercy Hill We hear a lot about the negative aspects of disability, but less about those people who are doing amazing and inspiring things despite their disabilities. This week, we culled some noteworthy figures, who have disabilities, who have achieved astonishing things in several noteworthy fields, amongst them are: Francesca Martinez Performing stand-up in your own show at the ...

Read More »

Sit-at-Home, Wasteful -Bishop Okoye

By Chioma Ndife The continued Monday sit-at-home by people residing in the Eastern part of Nigeria in compliance to the directive issued by the Igbo agitation group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, even after its suspension, has been described as a colossal waste of intellectual, material and other financial resources by the Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of ...

Read More »

Bishop Ezeokafor Incardinates 10 Seminarians for Awka Diocese

By Elizabeth Awu Bassey and Ifeoma Ogbodo Ten senior seminarians of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, who have completed part of their formation to priesthood, were last Tuesday, August 31, incardinated for their diaconal ordination by the chief shepherd of the diocese, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor. It was on the occasion of the 2021 Mass of Incardination, otherwise known as ...

Read More »

Agu Awka Junction Has Had Enough of Blood Spilling

If there is any spot in the capital city of Awka that has witnessed many accidents, that place is the Okpuzu Junction, Awka, popularly known as Agu Awka. That spot is really a busy one; being that it connects four areas viz: Aroma, Old Awka, Unizik and Ifite. Vehicles coming from any of these places or going to any of ...

Read More »