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Why Was Spider-Man At Pope Francis’ General Audience?

By Hannah Brockhaus People attending Pope Francis’ weekly audience on Wednesday, and those following via livestream, were surprised to see sitting among the crowd a man dressed head-to-toe in tight red and blue garb decorated with a silver web. Why was Spider-Man at the Vatican? The man inside the costume is Mattia Villardita, a 28-year-old Italian who dresses up as ...

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Anambra State begins free Health Insurance for Sickle Cell Persons

…As Chiemma Empowerment Foundation in collaboration with Anambra State Government celebrates World Sickle Cell Day 2021 By Mercy Hill The wife of the Anambra State Governor, Chief Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, has advised young people to undergo genotype compatibility test before fulfilling any marital rites , exhorting that  persons with Sickle Cell Disease, should  practice healthy habits like drinking enough water ...

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Stakeholders Call for Women’s Visibility in Politics

By Cynthia Igbokwe Various stakeholders from different parastatals have called on women across Anambra State to fully participate and be more visible in politics and leadership. Fides gathered this during a one day workshop organised by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) in collaboration with Civil Resource Development and Documentation (CIRDDOC) and Anambra State Inter-Party Women’s Network (ASIPWN), held on ...

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Joseph, Glory of the Patriarchs

By Martin Nchedo Umeatuegbu One of the most famous prayers approved by the Church in honour of St Joseph is entitled _Officia Parvum Sancti Joseph_ (the Little Office of St Joseph). The antiphon of that prayer opens with the solemn words of salutation: *_Salve Patriarcharum decus, et Ecclesiae Sanctae Dei oeconomae, cui Panem vitae et frumentum electorum conservasti_*, which means ...

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NFF Talks Tough, Says Hooliganism won’t be Tolerated at Match Venue

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh First Vice-President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Seyi Akinwunmi has warned that ill-attitude from fans in match venue won’t  be tolerated any longer. Akinwumi stated this on Friday while addressing participants at the Nigeria National League (NNL) Football Development Summit for Club Administrators and Media, in Abuja. Recall that last weekend, the game between Kano ...

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Dennis Joins Troost-Ekong, Success At Watford

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Emmanuel Dennis is now teammate with William Troost-Ekong and Isaac Success after Watford reached an agreement with Club Brugge over the transfer of the Nigerian forward. Fides discovered that Watford made the announcement in a statement released on their official website. The newly promoted club stated they are finalising personal terms with the 23-year-old Nigerian. Fides ...

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CAS Reduces Siasia’s Life-ban to five years

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh The Court of Arbitration for Sport  (CAS) has reduced former Super Eagles striker Samson Siasia’s life-ban from football for bribery to five years. Siasia was initially sanctioned in 2019 by world football governing body FIFA for agreeing to ‘receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches.’ The 53-year-old appealed against the ban with FIFA and ...

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Tomori Joins AC Milan on Permanent Deal

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh Nigerian-born, Fikayo Tomori, has completed a permanent move from Chelsea to Serie A giants AC Milan after a successful loan spell in Italy. The four-year deal was confirmed by both clubs on their verified Twitter handles on Thursday. Tomori, 23, joined Milan in January after struggling for first-team opportunities at Chelsea during the first half of ...

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Be Law Abiding, New Anambra TOANChairman Tells Members

By Sunny A Ijomah The Chairman of Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria (TOAN), Anambra State chapter, Comrade Sylvester Chibueze Obiorah, has promised to defend the interest of operators in the State. Comrade Obiora who spoke after the Congress election with all Units in Anambra State fully represented inline with TOAN constitution also assured that he will run an open door ...

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Anambra Govt Intensifies Measures To Check Encroachment On Property In Enugu

By Sunny A Ijomah A delegation, made up of the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, the Executive Chairman, Anambra State Physical Planning Board and Special Adviser to Governor Obiano on Digital Economy, Barrister Chike Maduekwe, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Awka Capital Territory Development Authority, the Venerable Barrister Amaechi Okwuosa, among others visited five different locations, where ...

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