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By Jude Atupulazi Olisa Metuh’s Strange Gospel Last Sunday in Nnewi, all aspirants on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, gathered in the country home of PDP chieftain, Olisa Metuh, formerly the national publicity secretary of the party for the Southeast Zone. The purpose of the meeting turned out to be how to curb money politics, particularly in ...

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True Motivational Stories From People Like You And Me

By Mercy Hill Life is challenging for so many of us right now, so we put together some inspirational stories of success to give you encouragement and hope. We selected stories that will give you the courage to push past challenges and overcome obstacles. Be encouraged if you are in a tough spot. Struggle is a part of every good ...

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CMO Awka Diocese Celebrates 25 Years Anniversary

…Installs 1st Matron; Gets New Ide, Grand Patrons, Patrons, Mayors, Dukes, Ambassadors By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Established in 1995 and inaugurated in 1997, with Rev Fr Fidelis Chike Nwosu, Barrister Joseph Ifeanyi Ukoh and Brother Fidelis Udeh, as the pioneer chaplain, pioneer president and pioneer secretary, respectively, the Awka Diocesan Catholic Men’s Organisation (ADCMO), last Saturday, May 29, celebrated the 25 ...

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Ban on Keke, Shuttle Buses, Leaves Commuters Stranded

By Precious Ukeje with additional report from Jude Atupulazi The directive by the Anambra State Government for drivers of shuttle buses and tricycles, otherwise known as Keke, to now operate between the hours of 6am and 7pm daily, beginning from May 29, has already left commuters counting their losses. The directive is part of the government’s efforts to contain the ...

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Biafra: Beyond the Sit-at-Home

Last Monday, virtually all of Eastern Nigeria was shut down as the people honoured their brethren who laid down their lives during the civil war that others might live. From the streets and roads of Imo through Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi and Anambra states, emptiness greeted the few who ventured out to appraise the situation, especially newsmen. It was easily the ...

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Legion of Mary at 100: Immaculate Conception Regia Flags off Centenary Celebration

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba Ahead of the September 7, 2021 Centenary Celebration of Legion of Mary in the world, the Immaculate Conception Regia of the Legion of Mary (comprising Catholic Dioceses of Awka and Ekwulobia), at St Joseph’s Cathedral, Ekwulobia, Aguata LGA, Anambra State, last Sunday, May 30, flagged off the activities marking the celebration with the theme: “Do whatever he ...

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There’s a Chelsea in all of us – Ozigbo

The unexpected victory of Chelsea over Manchester City, both in England, in last Saturday’s final of the European Champions League, has exposed the power of self belief which Nigerians can imbibe to surmount their current challenges, reports Jude  Atupulazi. Last Saturday, Chelsea defied expectations to inflict a third consecutive defeat on their more illustrious opponents, Manchester City, to win this ...

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Echoes of IPOB’s Sit at Home Order

The sit-at-home order issued by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, was heavily complied with in Awka, the Anambra State capital, and other parts of the state, report Precious Ukeje and Alexander Johnson Adejoh. Fides recalls that the IPOB leader, who, stays in faraway London, had issued an order for residents of the Southeast states ...

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Road Users in Awka Send SOS to Govt over Bad Roads

…We Will Fix it Very Soon – Awka South LGA Boss Residents, motorists and commuters from various parts of Awka have continued to lament the deplorable state of the roads in the state capital which is causing them untold hardship every day, report Mercy Hill, Alexander Johnson Adejoh, Precious Ukeje, Adejumoke Alebiosu and Elizabeth Awu Bassey Fides discovered that inner ...

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