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May 22, 2018

Anna Monroy visits Barnabas Nwoye of Nigeria

Peruvian-born Anna Monroy is happily returning home to the United States having accomplished her mission to Nigeria in search of spiritual fulfillment. The 52 year-old, mother of three, went to Olo, Enugu State, home of world acclaimed Catholic mystic, Barnabas Nwoye, founder of the global movement, “The Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ”.  Anna is among thousands of foreigners and locals who journeyed to the rural community, home of the mystic, in July, to pray with him and witness the accompanying miracles. A delighted and emotional Anna, just back from the pilgrimage, spoke to Face2Face, hands flailing, voice raised and…

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Pension: Not in my hands – Dr Mrs Uche Ejiogu

In church circles, she is popularly known as “Nwanyi Ukwa,” in recognition of her culinary skills in making the delicious, traditional dish Ukwa. Dr Mrs Uche Ejiogu has proudly defended that title every Harvest at Assumpta Cathedral. But she has other names not connected to her culinary ability. Nicknames such as Iron Lady and Air Raid refer to her penchant for rattling nerves when she pays a surprise visit to schools. In one of her visits, she found that teachers at the school had taken more money from students than was allowed for a particular exercise. She ordered a refund…

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Lack of Portable Water in Imo

In most countries, Government is the main provider of clean, safe and portable water to the people, who in turn pay a small fee as water bill..  Here in Nigeria, it’s a different story. This essential commodity, second only to air, is still a luxury. Just as with electricity, people are compelled to generate their own water by sinking boreholes in their homes and offices. Right now in Imo State, the average person cannot get water except they have access to a borehole. The days of villagers gathering at a public tap to fetch water are evidently gone. Face2Face made…

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Combating Poverty in our communities

Charity, they say, begins at home and that’s why Dr Uju Magnus Amajirionwu has chosen to start his innovative community programme from his native Ngor Okpala. Although he lives overseas, Dr Amajirionwu has not turned his back on his people.  Instead, he has devised a meaningful way of helping to bring about a much-needed change to his community by investing in education and small business development. The Uvuruntu-born, Polytechnic Nekede and FUTO – trained engineer has donated a mobile library to the Archdiocese of Owerri. Amajirionwu took the bold and benevolent decision to come home and make the donation, despite…

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Dr Reginald Anyadike – Government has done well but…

He wears two complementary hats – one as Assistant SecretaryGeneral, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and the other as Chairman Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), in charge of ImoState. Bold and articulate, Anyadike describes himself as the “foremost labour leader in ImoState” and, like most labour leaders likes to hear his own voice. But the Agbala-born trade unionist doesn’t make noise for nothing. He heads the largest trade union and speaks for thousands of workers, teachers especially. He finds himself in hot water sometimes but most times he is the one who turns on the heat on employers when labour is…

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Sir Anthony Nwamadi Kamalu – From Messenger to Auditor General Ag.

They say Rome was not built in a day, neither were the events that led to a humble but bright young man rising from messenger to management at a Government department in Imo State. The man recently appointed Auditor General Ag. Sir Anthony Nwamadi Kamalu was formerly a messenger. But the ambitious youngster set his sight on the big office, from day one. He got there two  months ago through hard work and determination. Notwithstanding, it took him 33 years and a fair amount of grey hair. Clad in brown and sitting behind a neat spread of files, Sir Anthony,…

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60% of drivers cannot drive – Mr Emeka Osuorji

It was once reported overseas that 30 per cent of people driving vehicles in Lagos were visually impaired and have no business behind the wheels. General Manager, Imo State Traffic Management Authority (IMSTMA), Mr. Emeka Osuorji, re-echoed that recently when he expressed concern that 60 per cent of those driving in Imo state could move a car but didn’t know how to drive. IMSTMA boss and his men are trying to clean up the roads much like the police, road safety, civil defence and orientation, all uniformed organizations trying to control traffic on perpetually crowded and crazy roads. Whether this…

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Engr. Obinna Nshirim: Spread the Money…

For a man who’s been around politics for most of his life, Engr Obinna Nshirim should know when a politician is playing politics or playing to the gallery. Additionally, for a man whose dream of obtaining good education was nearly aborted by lack of a mere two naira, in 1970, Engr. Nshirim also knows how to praise a Governor who removes school fees and tries to clean up the education system, especially primary and secondary. Even when it seems Engr. Nshirim is contradicting himself, one thing is certain; he knows the terrain well, having been around political circles for long. …

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Lady Ruth Duruiheoma: A woman must do her duty

If you think days are gone for the traditional woman, who cooks, cleans and looks after her husband and children, then you should have a word with Lady Ruth Duruiheoma.   A career woman, leader, wife and mother of five children, Lady Ruth is the Maria Assumpta Parish CWO President and head of her town Union, Umuma Isiaku in LGA.  She’s a busy woman with many meetings to attend, even on weekends and public holidays.  Yet the would-be grandmother joggles her responsibilities wisely to ensure they don’t clash with her primary duties as a wife.  According to her, the family…

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Dr Sam Madugba – “I won’t compromise my integrity”

There will be no breeding place for mosquitoes in Owerri, if Dr Samuel Iheanacho Madugba has his way. He will rid the town of litter, drain the gutters and ensure adequate refuse collection. Dr Sam will create temporary dumps on Douglas road and Ekeonunwa, even if it means knocking down a few buildings. Monthly clean ups will be compulsory, continuous and regulated. People won’t wait for a week, month or even a year to have the garbage removed from streets. But that’s not all. The goodly doctor will take the cleanup campaign to schools also. He will ensure children are…

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Prince Tina – Gifted Hands surrender to God

No, you’re not in Rome! You’re not also in a church or cathedral – Catholic or Anglican.  You’re at Prince Tina, a place where ‘holy wears’ are made with gifted hands. A beautiful arrangement of vestments is the first sign that you are in a different tailoring environment.  The colours are in purple, red, white, gold and green, all cleverly put together with matching symbols and embroidery.  You’re tempted to run your fingers on the garments but are somehow restrained – “they’re holy!” Yet the beauty grips you, and you wish you could own at least one but you cannot….

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Eze Desmond Ogugua: Igbos won’t run away again

As tension mounts in the North, opinion is divided whether thousands of Igbos living there should return or not. Those who have loved ones in the danger zones are sending a strong “come-back-quick” message to them. They recall the slaughtering of Igbos in the north, prior to the civil war, and although the situation now is somewhat different, they fear history may repeat itself. But the hardliners urging people to “stay” base their position on the poverty and unemployment situation is the East, which is dangerously high. However, there is a strong and powerful voice also urging Igbos in the…

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Mr. Chucks Obiodu: DRIVEN BY PASSION

With a passion for business and a determination to be a haulage contractor just like his father, young Chucks Obiodu went to school knowing exactly what he wanted to do for a living. When life wanted to take him down a different path, he quickly made a U –turn and returned to his dream. Although his older siblings took up jobs in mining, telecommunications, teaching and health sectors, Chucks, the last of five children, preferred to stick with his father. Even so, the young Chucks did not choose his dad so he could work for him or inherit the business…

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