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Monthly Archives: October 2021

Threat to Anambra Poll: CSOs Call out to IPOB

By Ikeugonna Eleke A coalition of civil society organizations based in the Southeast have waded into perceived plans by separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to disrupt the forthcoming Anambra governorship election, reports Ikeugonna Eleke. IPOB had the previous weekend given the federal government until November 4, to release its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, or it would declare five ...

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I have Keen Interest for Seminary Formation – Bishop Okoye

By Chioma Ndife The Auxiliary Bishop of Awka Catholic Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev. Jonas Benson Okoye, has disclosed his interest in seminary formation, saying that he draws strength and encouragement from seminarians whenever he visits them. Bishop Okoye who made the disclosure at Pope John Paul II Major Seminary, Okpuno, last Sunday, during the Harvest and Bazaar Thanksgiving, said ...

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Extension of School Days to Saturdays, How Smart?

The recent move made by the Anambra State Government to replace Mondays with Saturday lessons for students in public schools, effective Monday October 25, may be a good one on the surface if the disruption of school lessons on Mondays by the sit-at-home directive given by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, is considered. That directive which has been largely ...

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Priests, God’s Ambassadors- Fr Nwankwor

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba While there might still be people who see priesthood as something less than a divine vocation, the vicar of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Parish, Igboukwu, Rev Fr John Nwankwor, has described priests as ambassadors of God in the Church and society at large. Rev Fr Nwankwor stated this in his homily of the concelebrated thanksgiving Mass ...

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Obiano Assures Voters of Safety during Election

By Ikeugonna Eleke The Anambra State Government has assured the electorates in the state of their safety during the November 6 election, saying it has been talking with relevant persons to ensure a hitch free election. A press release by the Anambra State Government, signed by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C. Don Adinuba, which was made ...

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Ekwunife Visits Site for Proposed Construction of Solar High Energy,Cosmic Ray Lab at Unizik

By Jude Atupulazi The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Mrs Uche Ekwunife, on Saturday, October 23, visited the proposed site of the construction of solar and high energy cosmic ray laboratory at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. The proposed laboratory which is facilitated by the Senator, was donated by the National Space Research and Development Agency, Federal Ministry of Science ...

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LP Candidate Agbasimalo Still in Abductors’ Custody One Week to Election

…Party Says Abduction is Political, Confirms He’s Alive By Ikeugonna Eleke One week to the Anambra State governorship election, as at the time of filing this report, the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Obiora Agbasimalo, is still in the den of his abductors. Agbasimalo, a former banker before he resigned to run for the governorship seat of Anambra ...

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It is Evil to Owe Pensioners– Ozigbo

By Jude Atupulazi The governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Anambra State, Mr. Val Ozigbo, has condemned what he calls the mindless non-payment of gratuities to civil servants that retired in Anambra State since 2017. In a release made available to the press, Mr. Ozigbo said it was unbelievable that after the ...

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Filipino Catholic Priest Breeds Rabbits To Feed Poor Parishioners

By Jose Torres,Jr An Oblates missionary priest in the Philippines has been breeding rabbits for a year now to feed the poor in his parish in the outskirts of Manila. “Rabbit meat is the perfect answer to the problem of hunger,” said Father Eduardo “Ponpon” Vasquez of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate to the Asian Catholic news site LiCAS. ...

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Open Grazing Can Lead to Food Shortage in Nigeria’

By Ikeugonna Eleke The Bishop of Ihiala Diocese of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Prof Israel Okoye, has warned that the insistence of the Federal Government to support open grazing may lead to food shortage in Nigeria. Okoye, a professor of Political Science at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, before he ascended to the seat of bishop, stated this in ...

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