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World Youth Skill Day: Anambra Issues Trade Test Certificates to 500 Youths

By Abuchi Onwumelu As part of activities to commemorate this year’s World Youth Skill Day, the Anambra State Government has presented Grade Two and Grade Three Trade Test certificates to 500 graduands from its various skill acquisition programmes for youths. The beneficiaries were trained in computer craft work, hair dressing, cosmetology, block laying and concrete work, painting, GSM repairs, hotel ...

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Alleged Hike in Fees: UNIZIK Releases Schedule of Charges for 2020/2021 Academic Session

By Abuchi Onwumelu The Management of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State led by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Charles Esimone, has released the 2020/2021 Academic Session after a close-door meeting with the representatives of the Students Unions, held at the School Council Chambers. The students had earlier staged a 5-day protest, accusing the Varsity Management of increasing their school fees. ...

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Fr Egovin, Humorous Priest, Goes Home at 71

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Five months after the burial of her two deceased priests, the Catholic Diocese of Awka last Monday, July 19, interred the remains of another priest, the late Rev Fr John Chukwuemeka Uchebo, fondly known as Egovin, Tomatoe Jos, Olugbajie Girls, among other humourous names. The burial rites held at the Priests’ Cemetery, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Awka, Anambra ...

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Amesi Community Crowns Monarch

…Bishop Okpaleke Preaches Return of Values, Urges Involvement of Traditional Institutions in Security Plans By Abuchi Onwumelu The People of Amesi in Aguata Local Government of Anambra State, have crowned Igwe Raphael Okpalaeke (Igwe Okalabo III) of Umuocha Village as the traditional ruler of the town. Igwe Okpalaeke succeeded Igwe Paul Egbuacho who joined his ancestors few years ago. Chief ...

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At Last, Ikenga Town Gets First Functional Borehole

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba After many years of existing without any source of natural water, history was on Sunday, July 5, 2021, made in Ikenga Town, Aguata LGA of Anambra State, following the commissioning and the blessing of the first ever functional borehole in the town. Fides gathered that the 1,080 feet deep borehole with overhead tank, generator and facilities for ...

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God Wins Model School Agulu Holds First Graduation Ceremony

By Princess Chinecherem Efobi It was a massive one at the first graduation ceremony of God Wins Model school, Nneogidi Village Agulu, Anambra state, on Sunday, 18th July 2021. Many attendees poured encomiums on the giant strides the new school was already making. The Proprietor of the School, Nze Ebede Uzochukwu Emmanuel, said that education made a man and bemoaned ...

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Ifitedunu Catholic Community, ACDPF, Celebrates Life, Times of Fr ‘Egovin’ Uchebo

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Eulogies rolled last Tuesday, July 20, 2021 as hundreds of priests, religious and laity from the Catholic Dioceses of Awka and Ekwulobia, and beyond, gathered at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Ifitedunu, Dunukofia LGA, Anambra State, for the funeral ceremony of a deceased priest of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, the late Rev Fr John Chukwuemeka Uchebo. The ...

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Shooting oneself in the foot

By Fr. Pat. Amobi Chukwuma Many years ago, a crucial meeting was convoked in the animal kingdom. The lion was the chairman while the tortoise was the secretary. The leopard was the financial secretary while the elephant was the treasurer. The dog was the provost while the hawk was the public relation officer. On the appointed day and time of ...

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Before the South East Goes to Grief

By Chuks Ucheagu In the twentieth chapter of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Obierika and Okonkwo, renowned and distinguished elders of Umuofia, are discussing about the tragedy that has befallen their homeland, and what the future portends for their identity. ‘It is already too late,’ said Obierika sadly. ‘Our own men and our sons have joined the ranks of ...

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