Opinion

COVID-19 and the Resurrection Experience

By Fr George Adimike The outbreak of COVID-19, with its pernicious effects leading to changes in habit and attitudes of people, is today being counterbalanced by societal holistic mobilization of resources for its defeat. To defeat this invisible enemy that has routed and destabilised the world, humans are displaying the potency of their will, which trumps all challenges. Humanity struggles ...

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We Need Robust Vigilance System to Curb Insecurity – Bishop Ezeokafor

Following the incessant senseless and reckless cult war, killing of security personnel and burning of Police property, the Catholic bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor, in this interview with his Media Personnel, ABUCHI ONWUMELU, speaks on a wide range of issues, including proffering solutions to the myriads of security challenges bedeviling the state. Excerpts What would ...

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I Am Proud of you, CADEK Priests!- Bishop Okpaleke

By Kizito Nonso Umennadi The Catholic Bishop of Ekwulobia Diocese, Most Rev Peter Ebere Okpaleke has expressed deep appreciation to the Presbyterium of the Diocese for their quality bond of friendship, fraternity, brotherhood,unity and doggedness that exist not only among themselves as priests but also with the their Bishop while at the same time exhorting them to continue along that ...

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Fate or Freedom?: Blaming Spirits, Outsourcing Responsibility

By Fr George Adimike Is human existence a progressive unfolding of a predetermined pattern of actions and inactions? In other words, does spirit control people like a robot? Are Christians compliant to Christ-like freedom or robot-similar determinism? Answering these questions launches one into investigating the delicate balance between fate and freedom central to questions of ethics, civics and metaphysics. It ...

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2021: Anambra Should Go South

In Nigerian politics, oftentimes expediency trumps morality. Honour is also a scarce commodity. Sadly, this norm has gained a toehold. As the 6 November 2021 Anambra State Governorship election approaches, the issue of zoning is now front and centre and fraught with controversy for most parties. This is more so for my party, PDP. It should not be, for anyone ...

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We are Fully Equipped to Manage COVID-19 – Dr Ugboaja

In this concluding edition, we continue from where we stopped in our interview with Dr Joseph Ugboaja, new CMD of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, NAUTH, who was recently promoted to the cadre of associate professor. In this interview with Fides’ Rev. Fr Martin Anusi, Mercy Hill, Alexander Johnson Adejoh, Precious Ukeje and Adejumoke Alebiosu, he reveals a number of ...

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Anambra International Cargo Airport, Umueri and Local Conspiracies

By Okechukwu Anarado The Anambra International Cargo Airport, Umueri stands out as the most auspicious (cynics would prefer ambitious) singular physical infrastructure capable of significantly enhancing the face of commerce and the entire economy of Anambra State embarked on by the Governor Willie Obiano administration. It will equally propel the international trade interests of the South East to Olympian heights. ...

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The Tragedy of The Infamous 1914 Amalgamation

  The recent unwarranted and ill-conceived food and cattle blocked by the misguided Northern food and cattle dealers association against the Southern part of the country had once again portrayed the so-called Northern political elites as shameless hypocrites and anti-Nigerian unity. Or how else could one explain the highly provocative and anti-Nigeria stance by these unpatriotic elements backed by the ...

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I believe in Using Research to Solve Problems Dr Ugboaja

  Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, NAUTH, recently got a new Chief Medical Director following the demise of the former one. The new occupant of the office is Dr Joseph Ugboaja, who has also been recently promoted to the cadre of Associate Professor. In this interview with Fides’ Rev. Fr Martin Anusi, Mercy Hill, Alexander Johnson Adejoh, Precious Ukeje and ...

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Gov. Obiano is Committed to Finishing Strong

By Uche Nworah We are blessed in Anambra State to have Governor Willie Obiano at this time as the Governor. Everyone talks about how Governor Obiano has improved and strengthened the security architecture of the state, minimising crime, chasing away armed robbers and kidnappers. For me, I like to look at it from the point of social and economic impact ...

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