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NGO Empowers 35 Indigent Trainees with Starter Packs

By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu A Non Governmental Organization, Christopher Ndubisi Foundation, has empowered no fewer than 35 indigent people trained in various skills with starter packs. The beneficiaries drawn from villages in Umuawulu Community, Awka South Council Area, were presented with starter packs to commence their own businesses in aluminum fabrication, hair dressing, fashion design and welding. Speaking during the ceremony ...

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Melaye, Poor Student of Current Affairs – Former Lawmaker, Ogene

By Ikeugonna Eleke Former member of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Hon. Victor Afam Ogene, has described Senator Dino Melaye as a poor student of history. Ogene was reacting to claims by Melaye that former Anambra governor and presidential candidate of Labour Party, (LP), Mr Peter Obi, was discovered by former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar. Ogene, in a press release he ...

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Man Kills Brother’s Wife in Ogbunike over Ownership of Property

By Ikeugonna Eleke An Anambra indigene, Mr George Okoye, from Ogbunike in Oyi Local Government Area, has killed his younger brother’s wife over a protracted tussle on ownership of property. Okoye allegedly led his wife and children into his brother, Mr Emenike Okoye’s compound, to beat him and his wife, Mrs Nkiru Okoye, who died out of beating. Emenike however ...

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Soludo Dissolves Boards, Governing Councils

By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu Governor Chukwuma Soludo, last Tuesday dissolved the Boards and Governing Councils of Awka Capital Territory Development Authority (ACTDA); Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency (ANSIPPA); Anambra State Small Business Agency (ASSBA); Anambra State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ASPHCDA); Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital Governing Council; as well as Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Governing Council. Others ...

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NYSC Can Be a Tool For National Unity

By Adejumoke Aminat Alebiosu Reading a newspaper story online became such a beautiful experience going by the topic and the panoramic pictorial highlights that demonstrate the resilience of the National Youth Service Corps scheme. The photo story was that of a man who served in 2004 and was shown giving his daughter clean shirts of his NYSC heralding a transition ...

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‘Don’t We Have A Place In The Church?’:

Read Pope’s Response To Argentine Priest On Seminary’s Closure By CNA Staff Earlier this year an Argentine priest struggling to understand the Vatican’s controversial closure of one of the country’s top seminaries wrote to Pope Francis seeking answers. The priest, maintaining his fidelity and that of his brother priests to the Second Vatican Council, as well as their devotion to ...

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Bishop Tells Mexican People Not To Remain Silent amid Acts of Violence

By CNA Staff The bishop of Chilpancingo-Chilapa in Mexico, Jesús González Hernández, on July 30 called on the people to not remain silent amid acts of violence. He also called on the authorities to work to improve the living conditions in the country. During a Mass he offered in Chilpancingo’s town square, the bishop said that “relatives of the disappeared ...

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Arlington Bishop Curtails Traditional Latin Masses

By Shannon Mullen Thirteen parishes in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, must stop offering Traditional Latin Masses come Sept. 8 under new rules issued Friday by Bishop Michael J. Burbidge to conform with Pope Francis’ liturgical directives. Under the rules, eight other parishes may continue to offer Masses in what is called the Extraordinary Form, but five of those may ...

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Pope Francis to Visit Kazakhstan in September

By CNA Staff Plans are now set for Pope Francis to visit Kazakhstan in September for an interreligious meeting. Matteo Bruni, director of the Holy See Press Office, confirmed the trip in a statement issued Monday. “Accepting the invitation of the civil and ecclesial authorities, Pope Francis will make the announced Apostolic Journey to Kazakhstan from 13-15 September this year, ...

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Bishop Ezeokafor Visits St Michael’s, Isiagu after 10 years

… Administers Sacrament of Confirmation on 15 Faithful …Blesses Chapel of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration By Mercy Hill / Sophia Ugwuoke The Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor, last Sunday paid a Pastoral visit to St. Andrew’s Parish, Isiagu, Awka South L.G.A in Anambra State. The bishop in the visit used the occasion to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation ...

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