My Twitter Feed

June 23, 2018

That Brazen Assault on Archbishop Obinna (2)

Nigeria on the edge of a precipice

  Read previous – That brazen assault on Archbishop Obinna (1) OKOROCHA’S OPINION OF UCHE NWOSU When APC members from Owerri visited Governor Okorocha on Tuesday, February13,2018, His Excellency told them:”Whatever he [Uche Nwosu] tells you in the morning is what he will tell you in the evening. Uche Nwosu is hardworking and never gets tired. He is a very humble young man. Not proud or arrogant. So, power won’t enter his head. Despite the position he occupies you can’t see him quarreling with anybody or maltreating anybody. I have checked him in and out. I have not found him…

Read More

“WHAT WILL YOU GIVE ME…?”

HOLY WEEK REFLECTION Beloved, as the holy season of Lent reaches its apex, culminating into Holy Week and gradually draws to a close, one is confronted with these soul-searching questions: “Have I really followed Jesus on His way to Calvary, carrying my cross?” ‘Did I feel the touch and aura of this season in any way at all as a believer who must identify with Christ in His temptations and sufferings? ‘Have I really suffered anything? What cross am I carrying? ‘What can I boast of as this holy season of lent comes to an end?’ ‘What do I glory…

Read More

That Brazen Assault on Archbishop Obinna (1)

Nigeria on the edge of a precipice

  PREAMBLE The Internet has changed our world for good or for bad. Why not? Good and bad exist pari passu. And so must it be till the end of time. If you are in doubt, please refer to Genesis Chapter 3, verse 15: “I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.” Thus God sanctioned enmity between the devil and “the woman” [the Virgin Mary]; the devil’s ‘seed'[children] and the Virgin Mary’s ‘seed'[children] in perpetuity. One should not be…

Read More

Anger in Marriage

Anger in Marriage

  Anger has rendered many marriages meaningless. Anger brings about the downfall of a marriage. To a layman, anger is the strong feeling that you have when something has happened that you think is bad and unfair.   This strong feeling however, pushes you to act irrationally which often results in regrets afterwards. This phenomenon is generally the bane of most marriages. There is need for spouses to develop and build anger resistance therapy.   A wedding once took place few years back and the young beautiful expectant couple embarked on their honeymoon. The duo arrived the choice hotel of…

Read More

Family on self-exile over alleged witchcraft

  The family of the late Anthony Obihugha of Umuduru-Oru Ihite in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, has raised the alarm over the alleged killing of their father and one of their brothers. Spokesman for the family, Emezie Obihugha, who visited the Daily Sun office in Warri, Delta State, where he is biding, alleged that the youths in the community, over the years have been making attempts to exterminate the entire family.   Emmy, as he is fondly called in the village, alleged that the last straw was when the firstborn in the family, Sochukwu, was mobbed, forcing…

Read More

Palm Sunday in the lives of true Christians

  Palm Sunday is one of those major Christian festivals which have gradually become exceptionally important in the Church’s liturgical Calendar.  In line with the  Ash Wednesday ritual which introduced every Christian into the Lenten season, the Palm Sunday practice which used to be a purely Catholic Church ceremony has been appropriated and  given a universal prominence by the entire Christendom worldwide. Simply understood, it is always a spiritual and a physical parade commemorating the historical solemn but triumphant entry of our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem about two thousand and eighteen years ago.   Here in Nigeria and in…

Read More

Vatican encourages youth participation in pre-synod meeting via Facebook

Vatican encourages youth participation in pre-synod meeting via Facebook

  As the pre-synod gathering on youth approaches, Vatican organizers are inviting young people around the globe to join in the discussion through Facebook groups in six different languages. The 2018 Synod of Bishops on Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment will take place this October, but a pre-synod meeting with 315 young people from around the world will take place in Rome from March 19-24. “With this path the Church wishes to listen to the voices, feelings, faith and even the doubts and critiques of the youth,” Pope Francis said in announcing the pre-synod event. The goal is to hear…

Read More

1,351 killed in Nigeria in 10 weeks

NIGERIA AND OCTOBER 1st INDEPENDENCE DAY

  On March 11, for many Nigerian families, 2018 has become a nigtmare on account of deaths resulting from auto accidents and violent crimes. Just about 10 weeks into the new year, the country has lost 1,351 to violent deaths,according to Sunday Vanguard checks. Last month, no fewer than 517 people died violently, across the country. In January, about 676 Nigerians were cut down through herdsmen and farmers clashes, sectarian crises, communal clashes, Boko Haram insurgency, cult clashes, kidnapping, and ritual killings, among others. The deaths are 176 more than the 500 recorded in January 2017. The 1,351 deaths recorded…

Read More

Election Season Blues is here again

  The air is once again getting polluted with the stench of election rhetorics, somersaults, jingoism and dishonesty. It is not as though it is new; it has been our experience ever since elections are held in Nigeria. I recall about three years ago, when two politicians of opposing political parties had a shouting encounter in the presence of a large crowd. One pointed at the other and said “My friend, go home and rig I will go home and rig; whoever outrigs the other wins.” I stood there, pole-axed. I got to thinking, so this rigging affair has become…

Read More

UNWHOLESOME ATTACK/INSULT ON HIS GRACE, MOST REV ANTHONY J.V.OBINNA, ARCHBISHOP OF OWERRI ARCHDIOCESE

  A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE OWERRI ARCHDIOCESAN LAITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD AT OBIRI ODENIGBO, MARIA ASSUMPTA CATHEDRAL, OWERRI ON TUESDAY, 6TH MARCH, 2018.   Rising from their meeting of Tuesday, 6th March, 2018 and following a careful deliberation on the recent incident that took place at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Ngwoma, Obube in Owerri North Local Government Area, Imo State, where the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Anthony J.V. Obinna was attacked and insulted during a funeral Mass held on Saturday, 3rd March, 2018, because of his comments on the current political…

Read More

Ahiara Diocese: Bishop Ugorji calls for healing, renewal

Bishop Lucius Ugorji calls for revival on Ahiara Diocese

  …As mammoth crowds welcome him Christ’s faithful in the Catholic Diocese of Ahiara, have been called upon to embrace healing and renewal, as the way to put behind them the ugly experience of the Diocese in the recent past. It is only through a new communion and friendship within the church, as a family of God, that past animosities and misunderstandings over the appointment of a successor to their pioneer bishop, Late Most Rev Victor Chikwe, which have rocked the diocese for several years now, can be overcome. His Lordship, Most Rev Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji, the new Apostolic Administrator…

Read More

I didn’t call for military coup – Ekweremadu

  The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has denied calling for military intervention in the affairs of Nigeria. Ekweremadu said this in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, when Governor Seriake Dickson hosted him and other African lawmakers attending the 74th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) Executive Committee to a dinner, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu. He maintained that his comments on the floor of the Senate, though “unambiguously in defence of democracy,” were either being twisted or misconstrued by some persons. While reinstating his respect for the Nigerian Armed Forces, Ekweremadu stated that…

Read More

Lightning kills 16, injures 140 at church in Rwanda

  At least 16 people were killed in Rwanda and 140 others injured when lightning struck a Seventh Day Adventist church in the country’s south, said a provincial governor.   The churchgoers were injured and rushed to a nearby hospital, where two are in serious condition, said Rose Mureshyankwano. She said 17 of those injured are still in the hospital while the rest have been discharged. A similar incident occurred on Friday when lightning struck a group of 18 students, killing one.   Last October, lightning killed 18 people in different parts of the country. Lightning strikes are frequent across…

Read More

Owerri Archdiocese gets new Pastoral Council Executive

Owerri Archdiocese gets new Pastoral Council Executive

  … New JDPC Director The Most Rev Anthony Obinna, Catholic Archbishop of Owerri has announced the appointment of new Archdiocesan Pastoral executive. Archbishop Obinna unveiled the new exco during the Owerri Archdiocesan Pastoral Council meeting held at Obiri-Odenigbo, Maria Assumpta Cathedral Extension, March 10. The four new Archdiocesan officials are: Barr. Anthony U. Emeana, Chairman, Engr. Cyprian Eke, Vice-Chairman, Dr. Mike Nwachukwu, Secretary, and Mrs. Ngozi Stella Nwaneri, Assistant Secretary. Archbishop Obinna, who is the President of the Council, described the new appointees as “respectable persons who have already been serving God and the church in various offices prior…

Read More

2019: APGA is the party to beat in Imo – Ike C. Ibe

  Former speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ike C. Ibe has said that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is the party to beat in the state, come 2019. Hon. Ibe, a governorship aspirant, said the increasing number of politicians decamping from both the ruling party and other political parties to APGA was a clear indication that Imo people have lost confidence in APC and PDP. At the last count, APGA has 15 governorship aspirants. The Obowo-born politician, who stated this during a media chat in Owerri condemned in strong terms NEPOTISM which he alleged is…

Read More

Archbishop Obinna Versus Uche Nwosu and Ugwumba Movement

– The untold part of the story My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, fellow priests, “Alter Christus”, what is this hullabaloo, this commotion, fuse, uproar over WHERE, WHAT and HOW the Archbishop performed just a little bit of his clerical function!! Where should the Archbishop have addressed his “sermon”, “homily” or “Statements”? At a political rally, in the market place or street corner? WHERE SHOULD IT BE? WHERE did Christ the Lord, the Master, the Teacher and our MENTOR make similar “speeches” those days? Not in their TEMPLES AND SYNAGOGUES? (our modern houses of prayer, nicely dedicated churches and mighty…

Read More

Prof Protus Uzorma rallies support for Imo Pensioners

The Protesting workers and pensioners on Tuesday.

  All roads led to the Nigeria Union of Pensioners Office in Owerri Imo State March 5, 2018, as Prof Protus Nathan Uzoma celebrated his birthday with Imo senior citizens. It was a gathering of who is who in the society including governorship aspirants, priests, academics, traditional rulers, nollywood stars and the pensioners. Rev Fr. Prof John Obilor of the Imo State University Owerri, who stood in for the chairman of the occasion Prof Aloysius U. Awuzie thanked God for the lives of all present especially that of the celebrant Prof Uzorma. He prayed God to grant him many more…

Read More

Imozurukwuo pays sodality visit to Archbishop Obinna

  – Talks tough about 2019 Imozurukwuo, a socio-cultural pressure group comprising seasoned technocrats, academics, professionals and politicians, visited His Grace Most Rev. Anthony A.J.V. Obinna Catholic Archbishop of Owerri penultimate Saturday to appreciate him for being vocal and courageously standing firm on the side of truth and the oppressed masses at a time many of those expected to speak out against bad governance in the state have suspiciously kept quiet. Speaking at the occasion, the President General of the group, Barrister George Eke expressed satisfaction that the bishop has consistently refused to be cowed or compromised. “We, as a…

Read More

VC raises fresh alarm over encroachment on FUTO land

The Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Imo State has raised fresh concern over continued invasion of its land and warned those involved in the persistent incursions to immediately desist from such act. Briefing the Press on Tuesday, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Francis Eze complained that despite extensive benefits given to the host communities which include: medicare, employments, favourable admission policies amongst others, acts of encroachment on the university land have persisted thus robbing the university of worthwhile projects. The VC said that what is now happening is not just mere encroachment, it is invasion, even as he reminded the invaders…

Read More

2019: We’ll resist rigging in Imo – PDP

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned that the era of rigging or writing fictitious results is over, stressing that the party will never allow that happen again. Chief Charles Ezekwem, Imo State Chairman of PDP gave this warning during a press briefing in Owerri, March 8. “We must ensure that the people’s will prevail contrary to the scheming and expectations of the APC,” he said. The PDP boss alleged that the APC in Imo State was working assiduously on how to subvert the will of Imolites in 2019 having become very unpopular because of its gross mal-administration and…

Read More