Monthly Archives: November 2021

We Met as Enemies and Left as Friends

…Kidnapped Priest Recounts Ordeal with Fulani Abductors Barely one month after a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Awka suffered a near death experience in the hands of kidnappers suspected to be Fulani men at Amansea, Awka South LGA, Anambra State, another priest of the same Catholic Diocese of Awka, Rev Fr Peter Andrew Chukwuebuka Ibeazor, has faced the same ...

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The Mkpurummiri Challenge among Anambra Youths

There is a growing addiction to hard drugs, especially methamphetamine (mkpurummiri) by rural youths in Anambra State, but communities and youth leaders in the state have risen to fight the hydra headed monster which is known to be the root cause of armed robbery, rape and other crimes, reports Ikeugonna Eleke. In a drinking joint (pub) in Awka, two young ...

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Anambra Govt and the Lockdown Challenge

The Monday Sit-at-Home order given by the secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), may have been called off but the people of the state have chosen to remain indoors despite pleas by the IPOB group and the Anambra State Government for them to come out. A few months ago, the Anambra State Governor went out to the streets and ...

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High Cost of Cooking Gas Leading to Deforestation, Group Warns FG

By Ikeugonna Eleke A group, Coalition of South East Youth Leaders, COSEYL, has warned that the high cost of cooking gas is pushing most Nigerian families back to the use of firewood and charcoal. The group said the return to use of firewood for cooking would affect the ecosystem as indiscriminate felling of trees for firewood had begun in most ...

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Awka Diocese Celebrates 2021 Christ the King

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba The Catholic Diocese of Awka last Sunday, November 21, joined her counterparts throughout Nigeria in the celebration of the 2021 Solemnity of Christ the King, otherwise known as Ofala Kristi. Fides reports that the diocese directed that the 2021 event be celebrated at parish levels as against the Catholic Community level which the celebration was previously held. ...

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Think Anambra, Not Party – Sen Uche Ekwunife

By Daruwana Daku The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial Zone, Senator Uche Ekwunife, November 20, charged Ndi Anambra to look beyond party lines and think more of Anambra as a state. The Senator made this statement while addressing guests and students of St. John of God Secondary School,Awka, during the pastoral visit of the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most. ...

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Monday Sit-at-home: Skeletal Activities in Anambra, Despite Govt, IPOB Assurances

By Ikeugonna Eleke and Chioma Ndife Despite the counter directive issued out by the Anambra State Governor, Sir Willie Obiano, for the state’s workers to resume their official duties on Mondays following an earlier directive given by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for observance of Mondays as work free days, the workers in the state have however remained adamant ...

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Pope Francis: Digital Revolution Forces Us to Rethink What It Means to Be Human

By Courteny Mares Pope Francis has said that technological innovations have created the need for a renewed reflection on essential questions about what it means to be human, based on Scripture, the classical tradition, and wisdom from non-European cultures. In a video message sent on Nov. 23 to the Pontifical Council for Culture, the pope said that “the new changes ...

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