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National Forum for South-East Presidency Holds Symposium in Awka

By Abuchi Onwumelu The National Forum for South-East Presidency, NFSEP, has held a one-day symposium in Awka, with a call on participants to synergize and forge a common front as they make case for a Nigerian President of South-East extraction. In his welcome address, the convener of the forum, Dr. Patrick Enuneku, said that Igbo man believed in one united ...

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Gunmen’s Attack: Obiano Visits B Division, INEC Headquarters

By Abuchi Onwumelu Saddened by the attack on Police B Division and INEC Headquarters in Awka, the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, last Monday, paid an unscheduled visit to the two scenes for an on-the-spot assessment. Speaking immediately on arrival at the two scenes, Gov. Obiano regretted what he described as minor damages caused by the attack, saying ...

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I Have a Divine Mandate to Help the Poor–Romanus Okoli

…Promises to Conduct LG Polls within One Year By Jude Atupulazi A gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in Anambra State, Chief Rommy Okoli, says his decision to contest for the governorship election slated for November 6 this year in Anambra State is based on God’s command to him to be the governor ...

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Ibezi Endorses Soludo’s Aspiration

The governorship aspiration of former Central Bank Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, received a major boost recently when a former national assembly member, Hon Dr Ifeanyi Ibezi, threw his weight behind Soludo, reports Jude Atupulazi. Soludo is a leading guber aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, for the November 6 election. The occasion was the hosting ...

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50 Day-Strike: ASUP Vows to Continue

…’Strike Continues till Govt meets demands’ By Cynthia Igbokwe The Association of Polytechnics lecturers in Nigeria, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has demanded that the government should at least meet the resolution it had with the Union on 27th April which was brought to an abysmal low. They made this known during a press briefing at the Auditorium of ...

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Anambra Community Cries to FG over Gully Erosion

By Ikeugonna Eleke Achina Community in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State has lamented the devastating effect of gully erosion on residents of the community. The community called on the federal government to come to its aid, saying that huge gullies in the area were threatening their existence. A community leader in Achina, Chief Modestus Umenzekwe, who spoke to ...

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Rights Groups Condemn IGP’s Order to Attack Biafra Agitators

By Ikeugonna Eleke A coalition of 44 rights groups and civil society organisations based in Southern Nigeria have condemned the order of the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to his men to deal with Biafra agitators. The groups described the order as one that could embolden police officers to commit genocide in the South-east and South-south zones. The ...

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Pope Francis Offers Advice for When Prayers Seem To Go Unanswered

By Courtney Mares Pope Francis confronted the “scandal” of prayers that seem to go unanswered during his Wednesday general audience by pointing to the hope found in the Resurrection, “when all human longings … will be fulfilled.” “When people pray with a sincere heart, when they ask for things that correspond to the Kingdom of God, when a mother prays ...

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One Year after George Floyd’s Killing: Black Catholics Are Exhausted, Yet Hopeful

By Jonathan Liedl/ National Catholic Register The life of a diocesan priest is demanding. But for Father Robert Boxie III, the past year has been especially taxing. With many Catholics compelled to learn more about the Church’s teaching on racism and its application in the aftermath of George Floyd’s May 2020 killing, Father Boxie has become a sought-after speaker on ...

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