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August 14, 2018

Rebuttal of an inaccurate account of the advent of the Catholic Church in Agbaghara Nsu published in The Leader Sunday, April 29, 2018 Edition

    With reference to a post, titled “St Columba Nsu marks 100 years of Catholicism”, by The Leader News online, on Sunday, April 29, 2018, we, the descendants (children, grandchildren and great grandchildren) of late Chief George IgweKenkwo of Agbaghara, Nsu, hereby rebut the account on the advent of the Catholic Church in Nsu as contained in that publication. Our rebuttal is based on the following premises: I. The story as presented is not only inaccurate but bears a semblance of a calculated attempt to thwart and distort history; II. Late Chief George IgweKenkwo during his hay days, told…

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Ararume – A Political Style So Alluring

Ararume - A Political Style So Alluring

  Distinguished Senator Ifeanyi Ararume is the Chief and arrowhead of Destiny Organization. His fascinating leadership style is so attractive, enticing and magnetic that it is difficult to resist being part of his moving train. His followers over the years have seen in him a sober, almost self- deprecating attitude on his part as undeniable humility. He does not live in a world of make-believe and unrealistic expectation. As a celebrated realist, he does not intend to abandon Nigeria and seek out a more comfortable corner of the globe which someone else’s intelligence and labour have tidied up. He wants…

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Praying for Peace

Praying for Peace

A 31- day special prayer and fasting to be observed by all Catholics throughout the Onitsha and Owerri Ecclesiastical Provinces (covering the five South Eastern States) kicks off today, October 1. This directive was given by the Catholic Bishops of the two provinces after their meeting at Onitsha on September 20. Their reason: “Given the current state of uneasiness and tension in our five Igbo states and in all Nigeria, we the Catholic Bishops of Onitsha and Owerri Ecclesiastical Provinces, have decided to seek God’s special intervention through a prolonged prayer for peace and fasting from evil, food and drinks”….

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Religion is Not the Problem: Revisiting Prof. Soyinka’s Stigmatization of Religion (1)

Our renowned Nobel laureate in Literature, one of Africa’s most respected intellectual giants, Prof. Wole Soyinka, is recently, quoted as having accused religion as the cause of Nigeria’s woes and indeed of the world in general. Soyinka asked that religion be tamed and stigmatized. According to the Nigerian Punch Newspaper of January 13, 2017, Prof. Soyinka at the presentation of a book, Religion and the Making of Nigeria, written by Prof. Olufemi Vaughan, said, among other things: “President Muhammadu Buhari had said if Nigeria did not kill corruption, corruption would kill the country.” Condemning killings in the Southern Kaduna in…

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Natural Products Expo; HerbFEST 2016 Holds in Owerri

HerbFEST 2016 – Africa is a huge continent that straddles the equator, extending from 370N and 350S and endowed with an enormous wealth of plant resources. The indigenous flora of Africa has historically supported healthcare delivery, food security, as well as cosmetics and beauty products manufacturing. The “complex” surrounding herbal medicines and other natural products only serve as a pointer to the fact that traditional health practices and formulations have a significant role to play in tackling health challenges as well as bridging health inequalities. This is especially the case for Sub-Saharan Africa which has the highest poverty level coupled…

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Mr White releases New Single Music Video ‘Egwu’ (Dance)

Mr White releases his new Single Music Video titled ‘Egwu’ – (Dance). This official video is brought to you by NCS Entertainment’s signed act; and directed by Samklef. Enjoy the Music!

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Book Review – Ikechukwu Emejuru

About the Author: Ikechukwu Emejuru is a writer whose books are quite interesting. His stories rivet anyone who reads them. He has published two of his children’s fiction entitled “A Tale of Animals” and “The Greedy Goat”.   Biography: Place of Birth: Oru West L.G.A of Imo State   Date of Birth: 21/1/1989   Schools Attended: Geotina Montessori Nursery/Primary school Owerri Government secondary school Owerri Imo State University Owerri   Qualification: Bsc in Psychology Review – A Tale of the Animals “A Tale of the Animals” revolves around what made the animals to separate, while “The Greedy Goat” lays emphasis…

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Urgent employment

SPENTIQUE INCO. SERVICES in conjunction with W.H.O. Ng. needs the immediate services of young Nigerians to be trained to assist the company in its Health Service Management in reaching out to the nation across border. QUALIFICATION: Smart ‘O’ level, OND, HND, BSC, MSC, PHD holders. Science related and computer literate will be an added advantage. Interested applicants should send their details via SMS to 08165005075 or scan and send CV and passport to: Spentiqueservices@yahoo.com. Head Office: Plot 12 Chief Osunkeye Crescent, Gbagada, Lagos State. Application closes June 30th, 2016.  

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APPEAL FOR HELP

Matt.25:39: “ When did we find you sick or in prison and came to see u, and the king will answer, in truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me”. Relying on the above words of the Scriptures, Mr. Hezekiah Nnawuchi, the son of Mr.& Mrs. Donald Nnawuchi of Umuororonjo Owerri, a 22year old 4th year Medical student (Optometry) of Imo State University is calling on the general public to come to his aid. Hezekiah is on the verge of being crippled….

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Just in: JOB VACANCIES!

A first class hospitality company with a newly established high end facility in Owerri, Imo State capital has job vacancies to be filled by highly skilled, sharp, intelligent, personable and very confident persons. Positions Available Include: Kitchen                           Qualification National Cook                HND/OND/NCE Continental Cook          HND/OND/NCE Kitchen Assistants       OND/SSCE/GCE Dish Washers                SSCE/GCE Restaurant and Bar F. & B. Manager                         B.SC/B.ED/HND/NCE Waiters and Waitresses            B.SC/HND/NCE Bar Man, Bar Man Assistant    B.SC/HND/OND Supervisors                                 B.SC/HND/NCE Stores Store Supervisor              …

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A JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY MEDICAL AND HEALTH WORKERS’ UNION OF NIGERIA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA NURSES AND MIDWIVES AND NIGERIAN UNION OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ON THURSDAY 5TH NOVEMBER, 2015 AT AYUBA WABBA HOUSE, DURUMI, GARKI – ABUJA

  We are here today to re-emphasize our position on the dangers of allowing Dr. Uwakwem to resume back to FMC Owerri, in spite of the various glaring act of misconduct against her especially as highlighted in our minority report where we departed from the majority report and our letter to the Head of Service dated 29th September, 2015 requesting that the affairs of the committee be re-directed in the interest of the public service. In a report hurriedly written without our input and in desperation to ensure that the matter is swept under the carpet before the resumption of…

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Parents of Triplets Seek Help

Mr. Kevin Neigbo and his wife, Sandra are supposed to be happy after being blessed with a set of triplets. But the harsh economic realities of the country have taken a heavy toll on them, meaning that they are not able to take care of their babies. After the birth of the triplets, their mother had surgery twice due to perforated ulcer.   The couple who hail from Nnewi is therefore pleading with good spirited Nigerians to come to their aid for them to be able to pay their hospital bills and for the upkeep of their triplets. Those who…

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BOOK REVIEW: The Origin of the First Rosary

Don’t just love this book Because of: Its beautiful cover with gold-embossed letters on black landing; even if you have never seen a book as beautiful as this, or you feel that such a beauty must also be found in your home. But love it because of:  The beauty of its contents, not its cover; – its rich, convincing, and rewarding contents, which include: 1) The correct way to pray the Rosary in order to reap its power and benefits in full, rather than waste your efforts by praying wrongly. 2) How not to go to heaven “empty-handed” (see Hymn…

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Press Release: Imo Network of Professional Communicators & Opinion Research and Communications Inc.

REQUEST FOR GOODWILL MESSAGES Following a carefully designed and executed evaluation of some staff of electronic and print media houses in the state, quite a number has been selected to be honoured and recognized for their outstanding and excellent performances in their various fields. They are as follows: ELECTRONIC MEDIA HOUSES: 1. Evangelist Esther O. Egbunna, Director General, Orient FM/Television for providing excellent Leadership for the station’s rote in enlightening, educating and informing the citizenry on Government Policies and Programmes (as an Accomplished Professional Broadcaster). 2. Mr. Basil Uzoma, General Manager, FRCN Heartland FM for excellent Managerial Leadership. 3. Chief…

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COMMUNIQUE – SOUTH EAST COUNCIL OF TRADITIONAL RULERS

A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF A ONE-DAY MEETING OF THE STATES’ CHAIRMEN OF THE COUNCILS OF TRADITIONAL RULERS IN THE SOUTH EAST OF NIGERIA, IN ENUGU, ON MONDAY, 19TH OCTOBER 2015 We, the Chairmen of the Councils of Traditional Rulers of the States in the South East Nigeria, held a meeting in Enugu today, 19th October, 2015. After a careful review of the state of affairs in the South East Council of Traditional Rulers, we: a) Noted that the tenure of Cletus Ikechukwu Ilomuanya as both the Chairman of the Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers and of the South East…

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Parents of Triplets seek help

Mr. Kevin Neigbo and his wife, Sandra are supposed to be happy having been blessed with a set of triplets. But the harsh economic realities on ground have taken a heavy toll on them, wiping away their joy as they are not able to take good care of their babies. During labour, the wife had surgery twice at Obioma Hospital Nnewi which drained whatever savings they had. The couple who hail from Nnewi, Anambra State are petty traders. They are therefore pleading with good spirited Nigerians and organizations to come to their aid. Before the triplets came (all girls) they…

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MSGR. T. I OKERE @ 80

Contribution to the Publication of the Complete Works of Theophilus Okere Monsignor Theophilus Okere was once a teacher of most of us and remains one of the most remembered and still vibrantly current of a long list of our Seminary Professors and formators in Nigeria. Deo Volente, he is going to be “healthy at eighty” this August and he is celebrating it primarily with the publication of a book of all his writings so far.   Having instructed and influenced generations of priests and students from the entire seminary system in Eastern Nigeria, students that include fifteen of the eighteen…

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PASSIONATE APPEAL FOR DONATIONS

The Catholic Charity Services – the Eucharistic Care of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri writes to solicit for donations for Master Favour Chinwe Onuegbu.   The 13-year-old boy who suffered from a soft tissue swelling in the right nose associated with epitasis and had a nasal surgery six months earlier at the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri.  Further examinations at Abuja revealed hemorrhagic soft tissue mass filling and distending the right nasal cavity.  He had nasal clearance and right intra nasal antrostomy.  At surgery, the mass originated from the nasopharyx and the posterior part of the Lateral wall of the right…

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Hon. Matthew Omegara speaks on his return agenda, manifesto, other burning issues

    The member for Okigwe, Onuimo and Isiala Mbano Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. (Sir) Matthew Omegara (KSM) recently granted an exclusive interview to THE LEADER. The lawmaker spoke on diverse current political issues.  He unveiled the preparedness of his constituency, Okigwe North to clinch the position of Speaker House of Representatives 2015, as related to his Third Term Agenda, his accomplishments so far in the Green Chambers.  He also hinted on his manifesto for the next political dispensation, and also cleared the air on the ranging controversy over the origin of Mazi Clement Owunna,…

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CLEMENT OWUNNA, A PHILANTHROPIST IN POLITICS

Undoubtedly, Mazi Clement Owunna the APGA flag bearer in the March 28 Senatorial poll for Okigwe district has dedicated his life, resources and times to humanitarian and philanthropic services since his return from the United States of America where he  studied pharmacy and management at the Drake University, Desmonies, Iowa and Harvard Business School. This informed the establishment of Chief Peter Sunday Owunna Memorial Foundation in 1993 to uplift the down trodden and weak in the society, especially people of Okigwe zone. Apart from his companies giving employment and succor to over 1,000 youths from Okigwe Senatorial zone, his charity…

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