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Monthly Archives: June 2022

Get Your PVC, Vote Wisely, Bishop Ezeoka for Urges Nigerians

By Mmaduabuchi Owumelu Following the call for Continuous Voter Registration, CVR, the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Reverend Paulinus Ezeokafor, has called on every adult who has not registered to do so and get their PVC as part of citizens’ civic duties. Bishop Ezeokafor who made the call last Monday during his sermon at a service to ...

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Anambra Community Ostracises 80 Yr-Old Man for Defiling 10 Year-Old Girl

By Ikeugonna Eleke Umueri Community in Anambra East Local Government of Anambra State, has ostracised an 80-year-old man, Vincent Okoye, for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl. Okoye was allegedly caught defiling the girl at a building site where he was the contractor supervising the project after the girl’s mother had sent her on an errand to him. The traditional ruler ...

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World Sickle Cell Day: CEF Holds Rally in Awka

By Anthony A Akin-Omolafe In anticipation of the June 19th world sickle cell day celebration, Chiemma empowerment foundation (CEF) – a Foundation that takes care of children with sickle cell disease – in conjunction with the Federation of Catholic Medical and Dental Students (FECAMDS), NGOs and other partners, organized a sickle cell awareness rally and road walk at Aroma Junction ...

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Fight against Kidnapping, Killings: Legislator Commends Soludo

By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu The lawmaker representing Ekwusigo State Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Mr. Onyebuchim Offor, has commended Gov. Charles Soludo for the measures he said he (Soludo) has taken so far in stopping kidnapping and other crimes in the state. Mr. Offor, the Minority leader of the House made the commendation while supporting a motion for ...

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Lorry Drivers Block Onitsha Head Bridge in Protest over Alleged Shooting of Tanker Tyre by Navy

By Ikeugonna Eleke Drivers of various articulated vehicles, including lorries, tankers and tippers, last week Saturday blocked the Niger Bridgehead in Onitsha in protest. Fides learnt the protest was triggered by extortion by naval officers operating on the bridge who insisted on collecting N1,000 from them as gratification. The drivers however decided to block the road on Saturday morning, after ...

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Mbaka: Are Individual Ministries Affecting the Faith?

The Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Archdiocese, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, last Sunday said the Catholic Church in Nigeria would resist any attempt by any of its priests to engage in what he called personality cult in the name of adoration. Archbishop Kaigama’s stand is believed to be in response to the recent outburst of a Catholic priest in Enugu State, ...

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ICIR Holds Conference on Media Sustainability to Celebrate 10th Year Anniversary

By Chioma Ndife As part of activities to celebrate her 10 Years Anniversary, the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, one of the leading Investigative journalism NGOs in Nigeria, has concluded plans to hold a media conference on the theme, “Media Sustainability”. A press release signed by the Managing Editor, International Centre for Investigative Reporting, Ajibola Amzat, said the conference ...

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Get your PVC to Effect Positive Change, Fr Ezeokafor Tasks Citizenry

By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu Rev Fr Batholomew Ezeokafor of Pope John Paul Major Seminary, Okpuno, in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State, has called on the citizenry to participate actively in the nation’s political process by obtaining their Permanent Voter Cards to elect credible people into offices. He described PVC as a vital instrument needed to enthrone good leadership ...

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Man O’ War Nigeria Honours Youth Commissioner

By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu The Anambra State Commissioner for Youth Development, Mr uPatrick Agha Mba, has been honored by Man O’ War Nigeria with an Excellence Award. The award was bestowed on him in his office by the State Commander of the Organization, Commander A.S. Egbo Egbo, who led a delegation on a courtesy visit. He said the award was in ...

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We Have Created Data Collection Centre for Abused Children, Women – Obinabo

By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu The Commissioner for Women’s Affairs and Social Welfare, Anambra State, Mrs Ify Obinabo, says the ministry has established a data collection centre for cases of abuse of children and women in the state. Obinabo disclosed this during an interview in her office in Awka as part of activities to mark this year’s African Child celebration. Speaking on ...

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