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October 22, 2016

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    My wife belongs to my kitchen, the other room – Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari responded to the BBC interview with his wife, Aisha, where she questioned his leadership. The President on a state visit to Germany, from where he had reacted to the interview during a joint press briefing with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The Associated Press reports that he laughed it off and said: “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room.” Aisha, in an interview with the BBC, had said that the president did not know most of the top officials he had appointed….

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    Biafra War: Yoruba, Middle Belt owe Ndigbo apology – Femi Kayode

    Four and half decades after the Nigeria Civil War, and wishing that the clock could be rewound, at least one vocal Yoruba politician, thinker, poet and social commentator is making a journey down memory lane and looking back regretfully and admitting that his people made a monumental mistake by not supporting Ndigbo. Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode said it was wrong for the South and Middle Belt not to have supported Biafra. He said that Ikemba Ojukwu and Ndigbo deserve an apology. “We owe the late Colonel Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu the erstwhile Head of State of Biafra and his entire…

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    Nigeria at 56: Full text of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2016 Independence Day speech

    Today – 1st October is a day of celebration for us Nigerians. On this day, 56 years ago our people achieved the most important of all human desires – freedom and independence. We should all therefore give thanks and pray for our founding fathers without whose efforts and toil we would not reap the bounties of today. 2. I know that uppermost in your minds today is the economic crisis. The recession for many individuals and families is real. For some It means not being able to pay school fees, for others it’s not being able to afford the high…

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    Pope Francis names 17 new cardinals

    Pope Francis on Sunday promoted 17 Roman Catholic prelates from around the world to the high rank of cardinal, including 13 who are under 80 years old and thus eligible to succeed him one day. Cardinals, who wear red hats and are known as “princes of the Church,” are the most senior members of the Roman Catholic hierarchy after the pope and serve as his principal advisers around the world and in the Vatican. Naming new cardinals is one of the most significant powers of the papacy, allowing a pontiff to put his stamp on the future of the 1.2-billion-member…

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    Fr. Basil Osuigwe laid to rest

    The remains of Very Rev. Fr. Basil Osuigwe were committed to mother earth at the Owerri Archdiocesan Priests’ Cemetery at Assumpta Cathedral on Thursday, 13th October after a funeral Mass presided over by His Grace Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna. The homily was delivered by Rev. Fr. Innocent Osuagwu. While eulogizing Fr. Basil Osuigwe, the homilist said that the three readings read at the Mass from Dan 12:1-3, 2Cor 4:14-5:1 and John 14:1-6 all pointed to the life and virtues lived out by Fr. Basil Osuigwe. According to him, as a Christian and a priest, Fr. Osuigwe kept the faith…



Don’t expect dividends of democracy when you vote in bad government – Sir Ejike Uche

Oct 21, 2016

Nigerians have been advised to “look well” before casting their votes in future elections to avoid the mistake of voting in 419ners and people of strange characters in government. A renowned politician and chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Hon Chief Ejike Uche gave this advice in his address on the occasion of the 2016 Owerri Archdiocesan CMO Day held at Maria Assumpta Cathedral, October 15. Hon Uche, a former commissioner in Imo State urged Christian fathers to ensure good upbringing of their children so that they would not be willing tools in the hands of 419ners who…


Nigeria must unite for progress – Engr. Ihejiagwa

Oct 21, 2016

The people of Orsu Local Government Area, October 1, 2016 joined their counterparts in other parts of the country to mark this year’s Independence anniversary. The event was held at the Council Headquarters Awo-idemili. In his speech at the occasion, the Transition Committee Chairman for the Local Government, Engr. Peterclinton Ihejiagwa said that it is time for Nigerians to come together and work for the peace and progress of the country. He pointed out that the country has been under the siege of security challenges, economic hardship, while some leaders siphon public funds to enrich themselves. The Council boss said…

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Ihedioha laments relegation of Heartland Football Club

Oct 17, 2016

The former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives and PDP Governorship candidate in the 2015 general elections, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha has received with rude shock and disbelieve the report of the relegation of Heartland Football Club of Owerri to the lower division. “This is yet another episode in the misfortune that has befallen us under the Governor Rochas Okorocha administration.” You will recall that Heartland Football Club, owned and managed by Imo State government is among the three clubs relegated recently at the end of 2015/ 2016 football season, a development that has general outrage and mixed reactions across the…


Why we arrested high ranking Judges – DSS

Oct 17, 2016

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday issued a press statement explaining why they went after some high ranking judges. The statement presented to the press by Abdullahi Garba reads. The Department of State Services (DSS) in the past few days, has embarked on series of special sting operations involving some Judges of the Supreme, Appeal and High Courts. These operations were based on allegations of corruptions and other acts of professional misconduct by a few of the suspected Judges. The Service action is in line with its core mandate, as we have been monitoring the expensive and luxurious…


Price of rice to fall before November – Audu Ogbeh

Oct 16, 2016

The Federal Government has announced that the price of rice would start to fall from November this year. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, made this disclosure on Monday while addressing members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development at the headquarters of the ministry in Abuja. According to Ogbeh, the government could not be involved in the importation of rice as speculated in some quarters, adding that his ministry would not encourage rice importation because it would be detrimental to local production. He said the Federal Government was against rice smuggling and noted…


Ndigbo: It’s time to ‘Think and build home”

Oct 16, 2016

The fate of Igbo nation since the end of the unfortunate Nigerian-Biafra civil war in 1970 has been that of a sojourner on a voyage, mission, quest for political and economic survival. The after effects of the war which depleted Ndigbo politically, economically, psychologically and humanly are still conspicuously visible for even the blind to see. The gross infrastructural dilapidation of Igbo nation as a result of the civil war and deliberate economic strangulation of the people via anti-Igbo economic policies initiated by then Gen. Yakubu Gowon-led Federal government, forced surviving Igbos into massive exodus from Igbo land to look…



Praises galore for Owerri Archdiocesan CMO

It was a moment of glory for the President of Owerri Archdiocesan CMO executive, Mr. Nwaora Alfred Nonyelum (KSM) and his executive as speaker after speaker poured encomiums on them for the speedy growth and achievements of the organization since their assumption of office. The occasion was the 2016 Owerri Archdiocesan CMO Day Celebration held at Maria Assumpta Cathedral Owerri, October 15, 2016. Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, Catholic Archbishop of Owerri opened the floodgate of commendations during a concelebrated Mass preceding a civic reception and award ceremony. The Archbishop who is not known for undue praises commended Mr. Nonyelum, saying…


Owere Age grade honours Oweaya

The Chinyere Ugo Age grade of Owere has conferred on Chief Dr. Christian Oweaya Anukam (Agbawodike Izu Owere) the prestigious award of Grand Patron. The group announced the choice of Chief Oweaya during a courtesy visit to him at his residence on Sunday October 16. They said it was in recognition of his numerous achievements and contribution to the Age grade and Owere people at large during his first tenure as President General of Owere Community Assembly OCA some years ago and now as the interim president General of the communities. Speaking at the occasion, Chief Oweaya thanked the group…


Don’t expect dividends of democracy when you vote in bad government – Sir Ejike Uche

Nigerians have been advised to “look well” before casting their votes in future elections to avoid the mistake of voting in 419ners and people of strange characters in government. A renowned politician and chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Hon Chief Ejike Uche gave this advice in his address on the occasion of the 2016 Owerri Archdiocesan CMO Day held at Maria Assumpta Cathedral, October 15. Hon Uche, a former commissioner in Imo State urged Christian fathers to ensure good upbringing of their children so that they would not be willing tools in the hands of 419ners who…


St Michael’s Amakohia Uratta dedicated …Marks 25 Years Anniversary

The Catholic community of St Michael’s Parish Amakohia in Owerri North L.G.A wore a festive mood, Friday September 30, 2016 as their refurbished church was dedicated by the Most Rev Dr Anthony Obinna, Catholic Archbishop of Owerri. The catholic community also used the occasion to mark the 25 years anniversary of their parish. In his sermon, the Archbishop thanked God for His mercies as children of God are privileged to experience His glory in His church as it is being dedicated. “We are also being dedicated through divine sanctification. Those who glory in sin especially the sins of the flesh…


St. Michael’s Parish Amakohia marks Year of Mercy …Visits Motherless babies home

The Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Patrick Ibole, the Parish Pastoral Council members and the parishioners of St. Michael’s Catholic Church Amakohia, on Monday, October 17, 2016, joined other Catholics to mark the special mission Sunday and Year of Mercy by paying a charity visit to the motherless babies home in Owerri. They donated various types of food items, such as cartons of Indomie, milk, drinks, detergents and cash. Speaking at the occasion on behalf of the Parish Priest, the curate, Rev. Fr. Benedict Anyanwu, said they came in accordance with the directive to all parishes in the Catholic Archdiocese of…


St. Francis Parish Amatta celebrates feast day

Parishioners of St. Francis Catholic Church Amatta, in Ikeduru LGA, last Sunday October 16, 2016 celebrated this year’s feast of their patron saint, Francis of Assisi. The seven-day activity packed feast kicked off Monday October 10, with a retreat whose title was: “The glory of God will dwell in our land” preached by Rev. Fr. Kenneth Nzewuji while various types of sports competition took place the following day, Tuesday. The sporting activities included: March past, egg race, thug of war and 100 metres relay race at which the Catholic Men Organization (CMO), Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (CYON) and Mary…


CYON EMEKUKU ZONE (I) CELEBRATES 2016 CULTURAL CARNIVAL …Recognizes Archdiocesan Chaplain, President …Honours 14 with Pillar of CYON

With joys and thankful hearts, the Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (CYON) Emekuku Zone (I) celebrated her 2016 Cultural Carnival and Award on Saturday 24th September 2016 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Mother Parish, Emekuku, the Zonal Headquarters. The event started with Rosary Procession around the Church which was led by the religious secretary, Onyewuchi Jane-Francis who represented her Parish, Immaculate Conception, Nkwo-Emeke, Emekuku. After the Rosary, was a concelebrated Mass led by Rev. Fr. Eustace Nwanekwu: Zonal Chaplain and Assistant Parish Priest, Mt. Carmel Parish Emekuku and Rev. Fr. Lucas Binnah of Immaculate Conception Parish, Nkwo-Emeke Emekuku; Rev….


CMO drags uncooperative parishes, Knights to Archbishop

The Owerri Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Men Organization (OACCMO) has dragged some parishes and sub-councils of knighthood to the Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, saying their uncooperative attitudes were hindering CMO genuine efforts. In an address presented to the prelate during a courtesy call on him, Monday October 10, the organization explained to the Archbishop that some notable but recalcitrant parishes do not attend OACCMO meetings nor identify with their building project. The address signed by Mr.  N.A. Nonyelum KSM and Mazi S.O. Okoli for president and secretary respectively also drew the attention of the Archbishop to…


My ordination, divine gift from God – Fr. Francis Chidinma Eze

St. Charles Catholic Church Umunumo, Ehime — Mbano LGA was agog on Sunday 25th September 2016 as Rev. Fr. Francis Chidinma Eze celebrated his first Holy Mass after his Priestly Ordination at Immaculate Conception Cathedral Okigwe on the previous day, by His Grace, Augustine Kasujja, Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria. Fr. Eze was assisted in the Eucharistic celebration by Rev. Fr. Dr. Lawrence Eze (Parish Priest) Rev. Fr. Andy Ononiwu, Rev. Prof. Alex Obi, Rev. Fr. Louis Uwaezuoke, Very Rev. Dr. Cletus Madu, Rev. Fr. Canice Oforegbu, the (Homilist) Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Awah, Rev. Fr. Ikedi Obikaonu and Rev. Dr. Desmond…


Ensure you handover Catholic faith to your children – Msgr. Akagha tells Christian fathers

Christian fathers have been urged to ensure that they handover their Catholic faith to the children. The new Parish Priest of St. Mark’s Catholic Parish New Owerri, Rev. Msgr. Kevin C. Akagha gave the charge in his sermon during Second Saturday CMO Mass, October 8. “If you cherish your faith, then you must pass it on to your children,” Msgr. Akagha said, adding, “you could give them good education, property of various types and even money but they are not good enough if you don’t make them inherit your faith.” “What greater joy could you have than to pass on…


KSM, Owerri sub-council elevates 6 to 2nd degree …as priest charges KSM, Nigeria to rise up against “ills” in society

It was a happy occasion for all members of the Knights of St. Mulumba, Owerri Sub-Council, who turned out in their numbers to witness the investiture of six of her members to 2nd degree at Mulumba Hall, Owerri. The ceremony took place on the 30th of July, 2016, beginning with a Holy Mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. Augustine Alagbaoso, who represented the Chaplain Rev. Fr. Dr. Casmir Nzeh, Bro. Dan Ekezie took the 1st Reading from Jer. 26:11-16.24, while the Gospel reading came from Matt 14:3-12. Preaching from the day’s gospel, Fr. Alagbaoso, condemned the action of King Herod, the…


Maximize opportunity to live holy life -Priest tells Christians…As Mrs. Olewuezi is laid to rest

Christians have been reminded of the need to take their spirituality seriously, by looking inwards into their lives, so as to enable them make any necessary amends before death, which is inevitable for all mortals, strikes. Rev. Fr. Eustace Okere gave the reminder while delivering the homily at the burial mass of late Mrs. Felicia Orianu Olewuzi at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Obiangwu, Ngor-Okpala L.G.A., Friday September 30, 2016. The homilist who reiterated Christ’s promise of, “And I will raise him up on the last day”, to all who live a righteous life, said that the deceased is a sure…