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August 14, 2018

Sodom is here – Archbishop

Sodom and Gomorrah, two infamous biblical cities destroyed because of immorality, have found their way back on earth. The Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, Catholic Archbishop of Owerri raised the alarm while preaching a sermon at Maria Assumpta Cathedral Owerri on Sunday, April 7 2013.   The Archbishop Obinna said America is capital of the new Sodom and President Obama is its head of State. He blamed Obama for obeying the commands of his party rather than God’s.   The said that homosexuals are trying to chase away any form of marriage between man and woman in Europe and America, warning…

Restoring Owerri to its Master Plan

In the past couple of weeks, the Imo State Government has embarked on the demolition of illegal structures along major roads in the Owerri capital city, just as it warned that it would do. The essence, according to official statement is to correct the anomalies and obstructions which these structures constitute and return the town to its former state as the cleanest state capital in the country. What government is doing in Owerri is also being replicated in the other major towns of Orlu and Okigwe.   It would be recalled that since the return to civilian administration in May…

HIV, cancer: Bee venom to the rescue

Scientists have discovered that apart from pollinating crops, producing honey, beewax, propolis, pollen and royal jelly, bees could also be the solution to the deadly Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and cancer.   Recently, a team of scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine, USA, used nanoparticles carrying a toxin found in bee venom to destroy HIV without harming nearby cells. The project was contained in the current issue of Antiviral Therapy.   Explaining the modus operandi, Dr. Samuel A. Wickline, one of the researchers said; “Bee venom contains a potent toxin called melittin that can poke holes in the…

Margaret Thatcher’s Life and Times: A lesson for Nigerian Women

There has been an avalanche of condolence messages pouring into Britain, from various countries, including Nigeria since that Sunday night (08/04/2013), when ailing Baroness Margaret Thatcher finally gave up the ghost. These messages speak volumes of the personality Margaret Thatcher was. They are testimonies to the international political stature of Britain’s First female and longest-serving prime Minister (1979-1990).   Margaret Thatcher was born on October 13, 1925. She was a graduate of the famous Oxford University, who started life as a research chemist. After getting married to wealthy businessman Denis Thatcher, she returned to become a barrister in 1954. Earlier…

Defense Headquarters React to MEND’s Threats to Attack Mosques, Muslims

The defense headquarters and the police have reacted to the purported threat by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) to attack Muslims and Mosques.   The Director of Defense Information Brigadier General Chris Olukolade has said that counter-terror measures were put in place against all forms of threats and that security agents have been put on alert.   “All the counter terrorist measures and arrangements in place to work in collaboration with other security agencies to tackle or respond to any threat are quite capable of handling any attempt by any terrorist to attack or disturb…

Obama vows to punish Boston blast masterminds

Barack Obama, the US president, has said perpetrators of blast that killed three people and injured 176 in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, on Monday 15th April 2013 will be held accountable adding that the US will not “cower in fear”.   Speaking at the interfaith service dedicated to those gravely wounded or killed in the explosions, Obama also called the attacks “small and stunted individuals” who were out to cause terror. “Yes, we’ll find you and, yes, you will find justice and we’ll hold you accountable,” he said on Thursday.   “They [attackers] picked the wrong city to do…

2013 JAMB UTME results released, 12,110 results withheld

The 2013 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results has been released by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, announced this at a news conference on the release of the results in Bwari, FCT, on Friday adding that the board, however, withheld 12,110 results for possible disciplinary action. The registrar added that the board discovered some forms of malpractice propagated during the conduct of the examination after thorough processing of answer scripts of the candidates who sat for the examination,. “However, the results of 68,309 candidates from various centres are undergoing further screening to ascertain the culpability of 12,110 candidates’…

Supporting Nigeria Against Biafra was our Greatest Mistake — Asari Dokubo

Leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo Asari, late this morning spoke about his anguish over the failure by his people to allow the breakaway Republic of Biafra to succeed. Launched in 1967 by the old East under the command of the late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, Biafra was crushed three years after by the Nigerian Government and its international allies. In a post on his Facebook wall around noon, Dokubo regretted the role played by the then so called eastern minorities in sabotaging Biafra. He also cast his vote for an Igbo or Middle Belt person…