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Monthly Archives: August 2022

Adazi-Enu Catholic Community Equips Two Priests for Optimal Performance

…As Duo Increases Number of Indigenous Priests to 24 By Chioma Ndife The Catholic Community in Adazi-Enu, Anaocha LGA, Anambra State, has equipped her two priests, Rev. Frs. Anthony Chisom Chukwudi and Paschal Ezeilo, with all vital requirements needed for them to function effectively in their various places of assignment. The two priests were empowered for optimal performance through the ...

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CYON Awka Celebrates World Youth Day

By Adejumoke Aminat Alebiosu The Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria, CYON, Awka Diocese, celebrated the 2022 World Youth Day last Sunday, August 21, at St Andrew’s Catholic Church, Adazi-Nnukwu, Anaocha L.G.A, Anambra State. The celebration kicked off with a Holy Mass presided over by His Lordship, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, Catholic Bishop, Awka Diocese. He was represented by Very Rev. ...

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Chief Iyom Deborah Mgbako Remembered 2 Year After

By Adejumoke Aminat Alebiosu The Mgbako Royal Family in Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka L.G.A., Anambra State, has held memorial ceremonies for the late Chief Iyom Deborah Ifeoma Mgbako who was born on February 18, 1950 and died, March 16, 2020. The memorial ceremonies commenced with a Vigil Mass in the family compound on Friday, August 19, 2022, while the memorial Mass was ...

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Oldest Catholic Priest in Awka, Ekwulobia Dioceses,

Turns 90, Marks 57th Priestly Anniversary By Mercy Hill and Zita Chidera Ezeno The oldest priest in Awka and Ekwulobia Dioceses, Very Rev. Fr. Prof. Johnson Ojiako, has turned 90, with his birthday celebration and 57th priestly anniversary taking place last Sunday. The ceremony started with a Holy Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, G.R.A., Awka. The celebrant who ...

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Bishop Ezeokafor Confirms 177 in Faith at St. Michael’s Akwaeze

…As Parish Celebrates Patron Feast By Chioma Ndife The Chief Shepherd of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor, has confirmed over 170 deserving faithful in faith. Bishop Ezeokafor administered the Sacrament of Confirmation on the faithful on Sunday, August 21, at St. Michael’s Parish, Akwaeze, during the parish’s Patron Feast Day. Speaking at the visit, Bishop Ezeokafor ...

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2023 Obi, Soludo Meet, Trigger Speculations

By Ikeugonna Eleke The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Mr Peter Obi, and the governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, Friday, August 19, met at the Anambra State Governor’s Lodge in Amawbia in a development that has triggered more questions than answers. The meeting which lasted for about two hours was held behind closed doors. The reason ...

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Eze Okpalike Healed Past Wounds in Amawbia – Elder Brother

By Jude Atupulazi The late traditional ruler of Amawbia Community in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Igwe Chinyere Nnaemeka Molokwu (Eze Okpaligwe), has been described as a man whose emergence as the monarch healed old wounds in the community. The elder brother of the monarch, who was buried last weekend in Amawbia, Sir Nche Okechukwu-Molokwu, stated this ...

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Anambra, First State to Establish Health Insurance Agency In Nigeria – ASHIA MD, Onyemaechi

By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Anambra State Health Insurance Agency (ASHIA), Dr. Simeon Beluonwu Onyemaechi, says Anambra State is among the first states that established a state Health Insurance Agency in Nigeria. The ASHIA boss who disclosed this in Awka while fielding questions from newsmen, said that the state government did not just establish the ...

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Dunukofia Inaugurates ASWAMA Committee

By Chioma Ndife The Transition Committee Chairman of Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State, Mr. Augustine Onyemaobi, has inaugurated the Dunukofia Chapter of the Anambra State Waste Management Agency (ASWAMA) to supervise waste management for speedy evacuation. Inaugurating the team at Dunukofia Local Government Headquarters  at Ukpo, Mr. Onyemaobi charged them to swing into action by taking off refuse ...

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Kidnap Activities on Enugu-Okigwe Road: More Questions than Answers

Last Sunday, four reverend sisters were kidnapped along the Enugu-Okigwe Road on their way to a thanksgiving Mass of a fellow sister. They are Sisters Johannes Nwodo, Christabel Echemazu, Benita Agu and Liberata Mbamalu. The striking thing is that this was the same place a Methodist bishop was earlier kidnapped, an incident that has since been followed by others. Another ...

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