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Beware of holy Fraudsters

By Fr Pat. Amobi Chukwuma A fraudster is someone who specializes in the act of duping. He seeks for his personal gain at the expense of his clients. His tongue is as sweet as honey, but his heart is as dubious as chameleon. Fraudsters are normally found in market places and along the streets. Unfortunately today, they have invaded the ...

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Stingy Men Association

By Fr Pat. Amobi Chukwuma Many odd and ridiculous associations or clubs are springing up here and there in this digital age. They include Association of Homosexuals, Association of Lesbians, Gay Club, Air Polluters Club, Association of Husband and Wife Snatchers, Association of Adulterers and Fornicators, Womanization Club, Ogbuoge Club, Association of Atheists, Terrorists Club, Hellfire Club, Association of Drunkards, ...

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Stupid Virus

By Fr.Pat. Amobi Chukwuma Despite the economic hardship and the menace of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, there were traffic gridlocks at various road intersections in Anambra State during the just concluded Yuletide and New Year celebrations. The good road network in the state did not help matters. I wonder how it would have been in those days when there ...

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Give me my share!

By Fr Pat. Amobi Chukwuma Recently a well dressed young man in English suit suddenly stopped his SUV at the middle of the busy Douglas Road in Owerri, Imo State of Nigeria. He hurriedly stepped down from his luxurious jeep with the driver’s door carelessly left open. He raised his two hands up and then rested them over his head ...

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THE BIRTH OF BOUNCING BABY DIOCESE

By Fr Pat. Amobi Chukwuma Few weeks ago, I was relaxing at the balcony of my ecclesiastical residence, after swallowing balls of pounded garri and delicious egusi soup, punctuated with bouncing chicken parts. As I was transporting the stuff down my digestive system with a chilled bottle of Heineken beer, my mobile phone rang. I zealously picked it. A newly ...

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The Ugliness of Year 2020

By Fr. Pat Amobi Chukwuma A certain young couple gave birth to non-bouncing ugly baby boy, who was born with long beard and thick hairy body. His face looked like the face of the jungle monkey. The parents received him with mix feelings of joy and sadness. On the naming day he was named ‘Ahusiemanya’ which means ‘I Never See.’ ...

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Impossibility Specialist

By Rev. Fr. Pat Amobi Travelling is an expedient venture. Walking is the best bodily exercise. Looking around keeps the eye-balls warm. As you walk along your axis, you make discoveries as well. Thus, a few days ago I took a walk within the town where I till the soil in the Lord’s vineyard. As my two natural vehicles were ...

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Ogochukwu and Ogommadu

By Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuma Last Tuesday morning, I sat in my office to attend to the pastoral needs of my parishioners and for others coming from far and near. Around 11.20a.m, I heard a special knock on my door. I shouted, “Please come in!” The door was opened. Two young men beaming with heavenly and earthly smiles came in. ...

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The Era of Coronavirus

An era is a long and distinct period of history. In other words, it is a period of time in which particular events happened. On my own side I was ordained a priest during the ‘Oso Abiola’era, when there was commotion in Lagos as a result of MKO Abiola’s effort to reclaim his mandate in the annulled June 12, 1993 ...

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The Fall of An Iroko Tree

By Fr Pat Amobi Chukwuma The iroko tree is the father of all trees. It is tall, huge and has accommodating branches where various species of birds build their nests, rest and raise offsprings. The leaves are edible for animals. It provides shade for human beings. It serves also as strong wind breaker. Its life span is enviable. The trunk ...

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