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My Ordeal in the Hands of Kidnappers Fr Okoye

For Rev Fr Cornelius Okoye, parish priest of St Theresa’s Catholic Church, Agulu, Anaocha LGA of Anambra State, the night of Thursday, October 14 this year, is one he will not wish to relive. It was the night he was kidnapped by those suspected to be Fulani bandits somewhere in Oji River on his way from Ugwuoba. His case is ...

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Anambra EndSARS Victims, an Endless Wait for Justice

“Waiting for Godot” is a play written by Samuel Beckett. The theme of the work tries to espouse a condition where people in their hopelessness rely on illusions, such as religion, to give hope to a meaningless existence. For the very many victims of the now proscribed Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Anambra State, their wait for the compensation meant ...

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Police Brutality Victims and Search for Justice

Last Wednesday, October 20, made it one full year after the Anambra State Government set up a panel of inquiry to look into petitions submitted by victims of police brutality in Anambra State. This came in the wake of nationwide protests by the citizenry against police brutality, especially against the now proscribed Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS. The protests were unprecedented ...

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Ihiala Fire Obiano to build Standard Market

By Jude Atupulazi The Anambra State Government has pledged to build a standard market at Ihiala following the fire that gutted the major market in the town last weekend. This was contained in a press statement signed by the Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C. Don Adinuba. The governor, Chief Willie Obiano, while expressing sympathies with ...

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Igbo Diaspora Groups Warn Against Election Rigging in Anambra

By Jude Atupulazi Igbo groups in diaspora have warned anyone of groups planning to rig the forthcoming governorship election in Anmabra State to steer clear. Leading the call is the Chairman, Igbo World Assembly (IWA), Dr Nwachukwu Anakwenze, who urged all relevant stakeholders, including traditional rulers in the state, to canvass for free, fair and peaceful election. Anakwenze made the ...

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I Have Not Made Any Statement on EFCC’s Invitation – Obi

The Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 election, Mr. Peter Obi, has denied reacting to a purported invitation to him by the country’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as being circulated on different media platforms. A press statement issued by his media office signed by Mr Valentine Obienyem claimed that the said reaction ...

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Ozigbo Demands Release of Kanu

By Jude Atupulazi The governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the November 6 election in Anambra State, Mr Valentine Ozigbo, has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to release Nnamdi Kanu from detention, just as he suggested a better approach to agitations, writes Jude Atupulazi. Kanu, leader of the proscribed separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, ...

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Fides Hosts Pupils of Angel Gabriel Nursery, Primary School

By Daruwana Daku Pupils of Angel Gabriel Nursery and Primary School, Okpuno, last Tuesday visited Fides Media on an excursion where they were received by the Director of Fides, Rev Fr Dr Martin Anusi. The visibly excited 41 pupils that represented primaries 5 and 6, were taken round the facilities at Fides where many things were explained to them, while ...

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Arc Nwafor Tasks Nigerian Architects on Research, Hi-tech

By Cynthia Igbokwe The former Managing Director of Anambra State Housing Corporation, Arc. Mike Nwafor, says the major challenges retarding the growth and development of Nigerian society, particularly Anambra State, can be eliminated by architects if given opportunities in leadership positions in the state and nation. Arc. Nwafor made this assertion while presenting a keynote address at the 2021 Anambra ...

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Neo-paganism, Destructive, Bishop Ezeokafor Warns

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba The Chief Shepherd of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, Most Rev Paulinus Chukwuemeka Ezeokafor, has again condemned what he described as the alarming rate at which Christians, especially youths, engage in idol worshipping, urging them to desist from such practice as it is destructive. Bishop Ezeokafor, who stated this in his homily at the dedication of St ...

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