Monthly Archives: January 2023

I AM FINISHED

By Fr. Pat Amobi Chukwuma When Jesus Christ was hanging on the Cross at Calvary for the salvation of sinful humanity, he uttered some useful words seven times. At the sixth time, he said that he was thirsty. Instead of offering him drinking water, the wicked soldiers offered him poisonous vinegar. He tasted it and shouted, “It is finished!” (John ...

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Random Musings

By Jude Atupulazi High Cost of Petrol: Heroes and Villains. Anyone in Nigeria today, least of all those in the Southeast, won’t need to be told how excruciating the high cost of premium motor spirit or petrol has been on the masses. It is a season that many filling stations are using to nail consumers to the wall, so to ...

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Youth Welfare, My Top Priority – Tinubu Maintains

By Ifeanyi Ndukwe The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has resolved to keep the welfare of youths as top priority. The former Lagos State governor made this known at a joint press conference held at Godwin Ezeemo Press Centre, Awka, on Tuesday, 24th January, 2023. BAT said the youths formed the larger size of the population, ...

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Release Kanu, Make Me Surety – Soludo to Buhari

.Kanu Needs No Surety, He’s Been Acquitted – IPOB By Ikeugonna Eleke The governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has called for the immediate and unconditional release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr Nnamdi Kanu, offering to stand as a surety for the secessionist leader if he is released to him and if the ...

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Road to 2023: ‘One Vote Can Make a Change

….. Bishop Ezeokafor Exhorts Ndigbo to Utilize INEC’s Extension of PVC Collection The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has urged Ndigbo to take advantage of the extension for the collection of Permanent Voter Card (PVC) by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, till January 29, 2023, to collect their PVCs and cast ballots for issues that ...

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Time to Tackle Roads

If there was one thing the governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, seems most desirous of achieving, it is to restore the tag of Anambra as the state with the best road network as was the case some eight years ago. This was why among the first few things Soludo did on assuming office was to award several road ...

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Anambra Police Arrest 9 over Electricity Mast Vandalization

…Recover 2 Stolen/Abanoned Vehicles By Jude Aupulazi The Anambra State Police Command has announced the arrest of nine suspect electricity mast vandals and the recovery of two vehicles suspected to have been stolen or abandoned. The state police image maker, DSP, Tochukwu Ikenga, who disclosed this in a press statement made available to Fides which he signed, said the suspects ...

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ASA Liberia Makes Case for Diaspora Village in Anambra

By Jude Atupulazi A diaspora group, Anambra State Association in Liberia (ASA Liberia), led by Chief Sir Cosmas Okechukwu, has called for the establishment of a Diaspora Village in Anambra State to aid in boosting relationship with their families down here and to enable those in diaspora to interact and do business, as well as to help ease the problem ...

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Stories Trailing New Bank Notes, Untrue, CBN to Onitsha Traders

By Ikeugonna Eleke The Branch Controller, CBN, Awka, Mr Benedict Maduagwu, addressing Onitsha Market Traders during the bank’s sensitization visit over the new Naira notes The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has described rumours trailing the new Naira notes as unreal, revealing that the notes are of international standard. There have been rumours of the new notes being weak, dyed, ...

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LP Protests Dismantling of Obi’s Billboards and Replacement with APGA’s

By Ikeugonna Eleke The Anambra State Chapter of the Labour Party has protested the dismantling of the billboards of its presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, and those of other candidates of the party. The party’s state chairman, Hon Eme Ugochukwu Emmanuel, who spoke to journalists in a press conference last Sunday, accused the governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, ...

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Insecurity: Join Soludo to Stabilize Southeast, Okeke Ogene Urges Governors

..Lauds Him for Calling for Kanu’s Release By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu The Vice President of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Okeke Ogene, has called on Southeast governors to support the efforts of Governor Chukwuma Soludo to restore stability in the zone. Speaking in Awka, Chief Okeke Ogene noted that the collective efforts of the Governors would help tackle the challenges confronting the ...

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CAN Condemns Gruesome Murder of Catholic Priest in Niger State

By Ifeanyi Ndukwe The Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (Youth Wing), Ambassador Belusochukwu Enwere, has condemned the killing of a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr Isaac Achi, last Sunday in Minna, Niger State, by suspected lslamic terrorists. According to Enwere, the killing of Rev Fr Achi last Sunday about 1am was pure terrorist attack. ‘The killing and burning of the priest, ...

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St Patrick’s College, Awka Invests 573 Students

…Enroll your children in schools that build them Spiritually, Academically and Morally – Bishop Ezeokafor By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The newly admitted students of St. Patrick’s College, Awka, in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State, were last Sunday, January 15, formally vested in the college at her annual investiture ceremony ritual. The investiture ceremony which was accompanied by ...

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Propagating Catholic Faith, My Greatest Achievement in Priesthood – Fr Eche

 …Celebrates 70th Birthday, 40th Priestly Anniversary By Chioma Ndife Adazi-Ani-born Awka Diocesan priest, Rev. Fr. Peter Elochukwu Eche,has said that propagating the Catholic faith, winning souls for Christ and remaining a priest, have been the greatest achievements of his 40 years journey in the ministerial priesthood. Fr. Eche made the statement while speaking to Fides on his journey into the ...

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Bakers in Anambra Protest, Accuse Soludo of Multiple Taxation of Members

By Sunny A. Ijomah The Bakers under the aegis of the Premium Breadmakers Association of Nigeria have accused the Governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, of using strong-arm tactics to impose excessive taxes on its members. The President of the association, Mr. Emmanuel Onuorah, made the disclosure in an exclusive interview. He said many bakers were being forced out ...

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NSCDC Commandant Sues for Collaboration of Media in Fight against Insecurity

By Sunny A. Ijomah The Anambra State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Anambra State Command, Mr. Isidore Chikere, has described the media as a crucial partner in preventing crimes and criminality in Nigeria. The Anambra NSCDC Boss stated this on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, when he met with the Managing Director of Anambra Broadcasting Service, ABS, Sir ...

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Public Affairs Analyst Tasks Anambra Govt, LP, on Peace for Common Interest

By Michael Nnebife A public affairs analyst and legal practitioner, Joseph Ayanti, has advised Anambra State Government, and the Labour Party (LP), to toe the path of peace, in the interest of Nigerians supporting the LP’s presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, for the 2023 general elections in the country. Barr Ayanti gave the advice while featuring as a guest in ...

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Niger State Boils as Mob Sets Police Station Ablaze over Killing of Priest

By Sunny A. Ijomah Kaffin-koro, Paikoro local government area of Niger State, is currently boiling as some angry youths on Tuesday morning set the Kafin-koro Police Station ablaze barely three days after Reverend Father Isaac Archi of the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Kafin Koro Deanery was gruesomely murdered by yet to be identified gunmen. The Police was also ...

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2023 Preview: FIFA Women’s World Cup and seven top events where Nigeria will gun for glory

…One of the major events scheduled for 2023 is the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Although Nigerian sports’ failure to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup is among the year’s most discouraging events, there is much to look forward to in 2023. Beyond the General Elections, which seem to take center ...

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