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7 Priests, 1 Deacon, Ordained in Awka Diocese

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba, Chioma Ndife, Mercy Hill, Alexander Johnson Adejoh, Precious Ukeje, Adejumoke Alebiosu, Elizabeth Awu Bassey The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor, has ordained 7 new priests. The event took place at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Awka, Anambra State, last Saturday, July 17. This is even as the Bishop at the 2021 Priestly Ordination, charged the ...

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Umunze Traders Ground Economic Activities

…Protest Demolition of Market Urge Obiano to Release Detained Market Chairman By Ikeugonna Eleke Traders at Nkwo Umunze Market, Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Friday, July 16, grounded economic activities in the area with over 3,000 women joining in the protest. The traders locked the entire market and protested on the streets of Umunze over the demolition ...

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Jubilation in Okpuno as Electricity Returns after 19-Day Blackout

Jubilation erupted along Ossy Gambia Street, Okpuno, in the Awka South Local Government Area of ​​Anambra State last Tuesday, July 20, after power was restored to the area after a 19-day outage. Their elation was further amplified by the fixing of streetlights in the area after weeks of not functioning,  reports Alexander Johnson Adejoh. Fides gathered that the community had ...

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Umeje Community Reaffirms NAU Occupancy of Land

…Begs Son to Accept Unizik By Chioma Ndife Umueje Community in Ayamelum Local Government Area, Anambra State, has reaffirmed that Nnamdi  Azikiwe University has the authority to occupy and use the portion of the community’s land which it donated to the University Community. The traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Elias Nneli, disclosed this to Fides shortly after a court ...

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IPOB’s Apology to Obiano: Need for Future Restraint

Recently, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, accused some prominent Southeasterners of complicity in the arrest of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, by the Federal Government. Among those mentioned was the governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano. Owing to the seriousness of the allegation and its implications, the Anambra State Government was compelled to speak out, debunking the allegation and ...

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Support Groups, Academic and Students Forum, Inaugurated Soludo

By Jude Atupulazi Soludo Support Groups have berthed in tertiary institutions across Anambra State. This followed their inauguration, Friday, July 16, at The Destination Garden, Awka, by Mr Chinedu Nwoye, chairman of All Soludo Support Groups, ASSG, reports Jude Atupulazi. Fides reports that those inaugurated included students and some of their lecturers, as well as members of staff of the ...

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Obi Felicitates with Muslims at Eid-el-Kabir

. . . Calls for More Efforts against Insecurity, Poverty in Nation By Jude Atupulazi The Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 presidential election, Mr Peter Obi, has felicitated with Muslim faithful as they mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebrations. In a release made available to Fides, Obi encouraged Muslims to continue to pray for ...

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Anambra Dep Gov Eulogizes UNIZIK Economic Dept, Bags Award, Plants Tree

By Abuchi Onwumelu The Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr Nkem Okeke, has eulogized the dexterity, focus and innovative mindset of the Head of Department of Economics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Dr Ebele Nwokoye, and her team. This, Dr Okeke stated, shortly after receiving an award of excellence in recognition of his selfless service to humanity by the department during ...

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Obi Donates to Disabled,Tramps, at 60th Birthday

…Equips School with  Computer Lab By Jude Atupulazi The Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the last general elections, Mr Peter Obi, has donated a sum of N5 million to the Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled, Old and Tramps (RECDOT) Ozubulu, as part of the activities to mark his 60th birthday celebration. He also equipped the computer ...

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FG Must Re-Enact Laws to Protect Widows in Nigeria – Dr Ezenwa

By Jude Atupulazi A US based Nigerian financial expert and founder of a non-governmental organization, WealthyGen, Inc, Dr. Charity Ezenwa Onuaku, has urged governments in Nigeria to enact laws that will see to the protection of women and widows in the country. Ezenwa made the call in an interview with Fides recently. She decried challenges widows and women in Nigeria ...

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