Monthly Archives: September 2021

Priest -Turned-Sport Guru Clocks 20 Years in the Ministry

By Alexander Adejoh and Adejumoke Alebiosu  Amid a mammoth crowd of guests, Rev. Fr Obinna Coach Dike, an indigene of Enugwu-Ukwu, celebrated his 20th Priestly Anniversary alongside his classmates of the 2001 set of old Awka Diocesan Priests. The event which took place on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Isuofia, Ekwulobia Diocese, Aguata LGA, Anambra State ...

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Celebration of Life Alive: St Andrew’s Parish Adazi-Nnukwu Honours Octogenarians, Older Persons

By Chimezie Ibedu In compliance with the biblical injunctions in Leviticus 19:32 which say “you shall stand up in the presence of grey hair, you will honour the person of the aged and fear your God. I am Yahweh”, two centenarians, Virginia Obidigbo (107) and Boniface Ibezim (104), six nonagenarians and many octogenarians totaling eighty persons were honoured last Sunday ...

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St Anthony’s Parish Ifite, Awka Hosts Bishop Okoye on Priestly, Episcopal Anniversary

… Flags Off Silver Jubilee Anniversary By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba After about five years of his last visit to the parish, the Auxiliary Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev Jonas Benson Okoye, last Sunday, August 29, made his pastoral visit to St Anthony of Padua’s Catholic Parish, Ifite, Awka, Anambra State, during which he inspected the parish and administered the Sacrament ...

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Book on Ojiako Ezenne, Igbo Sage, Launched in Adazi-Nnukwu

By Chioma Ndife A book titled, ”H. R. M Ojiako Ezenne, 1857-1944; An Igbo Sage”, has been unveiled and launched in Adazi-Nnukwu Community, Anaocha LGA, Anambra State. Fides gathered that the book which told the life story, accomplishments, inputs and impact created by Ojiako Ezenne, an Adazi-Nnukwu monarch who ruled the community for 41 years, was part of efforts by ...

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Bad Governance: CBCN Commends Nigerians for Patience

BY SUNNY A. IJOMAH Amid the many challenges which have been confronting Nigeria due to bad governance at all levels, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), has commended Nigerians for their patience in the situation. According to the Conference, Nigerians have been facing difficulties due to the repeated government failure to meet the minimum requirement of governance. The President ...

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Sustenance of Igbo Custom: Anambra Traditional Prime Ministers Throws Support

BY SUNNY A. IJOMAH The Newly elected President of the Anambra State Association of traditional Prime Ministers (Ndionowu), Chief Godwin Okpalaeke, has assured that the association will continue to partner with the traditional rulers and other cultural proponents, to ensure that Igbo customs and traditions are sustained. Chief Okpaleke, who spoke shortly after his recent election, noted that the traditional ...

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Bishop Elue Ordains 3 New Priests for Issele-Uku Diocese

BY SUNNY A. IJOMAH The Catholic Bishop of Issele-Uku Diocese, Most Rev Michael Elue, has ordained three new priests for the diocese. It was on the occasion of the 2021 Priestly Ordination of the Diocese held at St Paul’s Cathedral, Issele-Uku, Delta State. He said this at the Diocesan Priestly Ordination at St. Paul’s Cathedral Issele-Uku where three Priests were ...

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Ossomala Community Celebrates 2021 Okposi Festival

BY SUNNY A. IJOMAH The Atamanya of Ossomala Igili, in Ogbaru Local Government Area, Igwe Okakwu Victor Awogu, recently, led the members of the community in the celebration of  the 2021 Okposi Festival, also known as the New Yam Festival. The event which was held at the Igwe’s Palace, Ossomala, was graced by many dignitaries from all walks of life. ...

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Ndidi, Iheanacho, Iwobi early arrivals for World Cup qualifiers

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Leicester City duo, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, are amongst some of the early players to arrive camp for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde in Lagos. The Super Eagles are billed to face Lone Star in their opening Group C encounter at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Friday before travelling to ...

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Amazing Moment As Former Super Eagles Striker Odion Ighalo Spotted Praying With Children at His OrphanageHome Tuesday

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Odion Ighalo launched a £1million Orphanage Home in the Ijegun axis of Lagos State in 2019 and it houses 30 to 40 kids The former Nigerian international was spotted at the facility praying for the children as he also took time to encourage them Ighalo who grabbed a brace for Al Shabab in the season opener ...

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