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May 22, 2018

Yesterday’s sinners, today’s saints

facts to know about APC and PDP

  Who are the PDP members that APC keeps referring to that looted the nation’s treasury for sixteen years? 20 former PDP governors are now in APC and many of them with corruption cases, but APC’s corruption fight “no reach their side.” Current APC Governors that migrated from PDP: 1. Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State was a PDP Senator. 2. Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State served as FCT minister under the PDP. 3. Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State was a Former House of Representatives speaker under the PDP. 4. Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State was a…

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FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT�

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON CF. IS 66:10-IL Rejoice Jerusalem, and all who love her. Be joyful, all who were in mourning; exult and be satisfied at her consoling breast. The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is not said. COLLECT O God, who through your word reconcile the human race to yourself in a wonderful way, grant, we pray, that with prompt devotion and eager faith the Christian people may hasten towards the solemn celebrations to come. Through our Lord… FIRST READING A reading from the second Book of Chronicles 36:14-16.19-23 The wrath and compassion of God are shown…

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Cattle Colonies: List of 16 States that have volunteered land

cattle colony

  Sixteen Nigerian states have agreed to the establishment of cattle colonies proposed by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh as a solution to the incessant herdsmen crisis. It was gathered that some 16 states, all in the North, have volunteered land for the establishment of cattle colonies in their domain. The states include: Adamawa, Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara, Kebbi, Nasarawa and Plateau. Others are Bauchi, Gombe, Borno, Jigawa, Yobe, Niger, Kogi and Kwara states. According to The Punch, all the 16 states have agreed to volunteer 5,000 hectares of land each. However, Benue and Taraba experiencing…

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CWO Okigwe Diocese ends 2017 Annual Seminar

Seeks more Christian women involvement in governance Fetes Bishop S.A. Amatu The 2017 annual seminar of the Catholic Women Organization (CWO) Okigwe Diocese held between 24th to 26th November 2017 at the CWO Conference Centre, Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Okigwe has ended with a clarion call on Christian women to seek more involvement in political governance in order to effect desired change in the polity. Delegates came from all parishes in the Diocese.     In a keynote address the CWO Diocesan President, Nneoma Amb. Clara Ugha welcomed all delegates, their spiritual directors, and also unveiled the guest lecturers as…

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Rivers rerun elections: Senate threatens to go on strike

The Senate Wednesday Nov 2, 2016  issued the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) till December 10, 2016 to conduct the pending National Assembly rerun elections in Rivers State. Failure to adhere to the ultimatum, the Senate threatened to suspend plenary. It stressed that the non-representation of the state in the National Assembly was unconstitutional and condemnable. The Upper Chamber adopted the resolution following a motion sponsored by the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekwerenmadu and co-sponsored by the Leader of the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume. Presenting his lead debate, Ekweremmadu bemoaned that despite the resolution of the Senate…

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KSJI District 8 holds 2nd quarter meeting

…Imitate John the Baptist- Chaplain advises Knights District 8 of Knights of St. John International (KSJI) Owerri Grand Commandery, has ended its second quarter meeting for 2016, which took place recently at Blessed Tansi Cathoic Church, Ugwu Orji in Owerri-North LGA. The one-day meeting, which was presided over by the District Commander, Major (Prof.) Remy Uche and attended by delegates from the seven component local commanderies, was preceded by a Holy Mass at which the District Chaplain, Rev. Fr. Francis Xavier Ekwugha was the principal celebrant. The highlights of the meeting were: Presentation of District Deputy Cadet Organizer, reports of…

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Sunday Reading: SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Cf. Ps 27:7-9 O LORD, hear my voice, for I have called to you; of you my heart has spoken: Seek his face; hide not your face from me, alleluia.   COLLECT Graciously hear our supplications, O Lord, so that we, who believe that the Saviour of the human race is with you in your glory, may experience, as he promised, until the end of the world, his abiding presence among us. Who lives and reigns with you…   FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 7:55-60 Theme: “I see the Son of man standing…

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Our God is God of mercy/not god of back to sender, holy ghost fire – Catholic Bishops

At a time when our people are confused by the fake teachings of the self-styled “men of God”, and intimidated by the neo-pagan image of a vindictive and merciless god, Christians have been reminded that our God is the God of mercy, not the false god of “do me I do you god no go vex”, “back to sender”, holy ghost fire”. The Catholic Bishops of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province gave this explanation in a pastoral statement issued at the end of their First Plenary Meeting held at the Assumpta Pastoral Centre, Owerri, January 19. The Bishops explained that this Year…

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THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR C

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON PHIL 4:4-5 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near. COLLECT O God, who see how your people faithfully await the feast of the Lord’s Nativity, enable us, we prays, to attain the joys of so great a salvation and to celebrate them always with solemn worship and glad rejoicing. Through our Lord… FIRST READING A reading from the Book of the Prophet Zephaniah 3:14-18a Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! The LORD has taken away the judgement…

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LEADERSHIP: THE EXAMPLE OF CHRIST-THE KING

Christ The King procession. By Rev. Fr. George Nwachukwu Today the entire Christendom,Catholics and non-Catholics all over the world celebrates the feast of Christ the King. History has it that this feast was established in 1925 by Pope Pius XI. Significantly this annual feast marks the end of one liturgical year and the beginning of another in the annual Catholic liturgical cycle. We should not confuse this feast with “Corpus Christi” – the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. The latter is held eleven days after Pentecost, which usually falls on a Thursday. But because it comes up…

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Armed robbers raid Anglican Church, Hospital, Shops

Fighting crime as a collective responsibility

  Six heavily armed robbers in the early hours of  last Sunday raided Amanuke community in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State shooting sporadically into the air. The thieves stormed the community at about 2:00am, robbed Holy Trinity Anglican Church, St. Anthony’s Hospital and Maternity, shops, and private homes and kidnapped a 15-year- old girl. According to the victims, their attackers beat them up and made away with valuables. First at St. Anthony’s Hospital and Maternity, they stole a generating set, phones, some hospital equipment and undisclosed amount of money even as they beat up nurse, patients and…

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Police nab 4 kidnappers in Owerri, rescue victim

Fighting crime as a collective responsibility

The Imo State police command has arrested four suspected kidnappers at World Bank area of Owerri over the alleged abduction of 45-year-old, Mrs. Chikwado Nwosu at Egbeada. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu told Daily Sun that the four kidnappers had been terrorizing Owerri and it’s environ. The four suspects had allegedly disguised on September 19, 2015 as driver and passengers inside a Toyota Corolla Saloon Car with Reg. No. CB-610-KTU and allegedly abducted Mrs. Nwosu at Egbeada junction along Onitsha-Owerri road. CP Lakanu said that eagle eyed operatives of the command gave them a hot chase and…

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MOVING SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) EDUCATION FORWARD THROUGH SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (STAN)

  INSIGHT INTO THE SCIENCE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (STAN) This association was established in 1957 with only sixteen founding members and it presently has over twenty thousand members across the globe. STAN is a non-political, non-religious and not-for-profit professional organization. In STAN there are fifteen subject panels; Agricultural Science, Basic Science, Basic Science and Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Education, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Gender and STEME Physics, Science-Technology-Society, Teacher Education and Technology Education. These subject panels are the arteries and veins of STAN that popularize Science Education. Every year, National workshops are organized and rotated among the various…

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Christ’s cross, now Ofo na Ogu Ndigbo – Odenigbo Lecturer

The 2015 Odenigbo Lecturer, Rev. Fr. Prof. John Obilor receiving a Plaque from the Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, after the lecture, Saturday September 5, 2015   The cross of Jesus Christ, redeemer of mankind has been described as the Christian “Ofo na Ogu”, the symbol of innocence, righteousness, equity and justice among Igbo people. Just as the efficacy of Ofo na Ogu among the Igbo derive from the power and quality of blood of animals sacrificed on it, the blood of Christ which is even superior to those, has proved a more potent symbol of innocence, righteousness, equity and justice….

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Your spirituality should surpass others – Priest charges Knights

Photo Inset: Sir Barr. Emma Osuji  and his wife Ebere, flanked by friends after their investiture with KSM & LSM 2nd Degree Regalia -As KSM Ugiri Sub-Council invests new 2nd Degree members Knights of the Church have been charged to let their lives ever remain shinning examples for other lay faithful by ensuring that their spirituality goes beyond the level of mere routine practice. Rev. Fr. Dr. Mark Okoro, Parish Priest, St. Benedict Catholic Church Amaraku in Isiala-Mbano LGA, Imo State, gave the charge Sunday July 19, 2015, while preaching a homily at the Eucharistic celebration to mark the investiture in…

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Sometimes marriage break-ups are ‘inevitable -Pope

  Pope Francis acknowledged that sometimes it is impossible for spouses to stay together. “It is true…that there are cases when separations are inevitable. Sometimes they can even become morally necessary.”, the Pontiff said during his weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square, June 24. Francis said he was referring to cases of domestic violence and exploitation, affecting the weaker partner or small children. His remarks came a day after the publication of a working document for the October 4 – 25 Synod, a world summit of bishops due to discuss how to treat people who do not comply with Catholic…

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“ROCHAS ANAYO OKOROCHA & CO EXPOSED ” (2)

  WHAT HAPPENDED – AFTER 3 YEARS – THE BOOK WAS NOT LAUNCHED!! I met Governor Rochas and personal assistants at least six times to find out what had happened to the book! No meaningful explanation of what was going on. Most of my friends who got worried urged me to meet him personally. I summoned courage and met him one day in his global office. “Sir I wonder…..(Rochas) ….Oh! Father, I am sorry…….(called different aids and secretaries, scolded some….and regretted something had not been done? (Fr. Ndiokwere), Sir I didn’t write that book to make money. No!! I don’t…

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Ihedioha, Ihenacho reject Imo guber result … Go to Court – Okorocha

  Is it over? Yes it seems. But the dust is yet to settle in Imo State, following last week’s supplementary elections and subsequent announcement of the results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Two of the strongest contenders reject the results for alleged irregularities. Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha of the  Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) who  came second to Governor Rochas Okorocha of the  All Progressives Congress, (APC) picked holes at the results. In his message to ‘Ndi Imo’ immediately after the announcement of results, Ihedioha acknowledged the results ‘as released by INEC’ but did not accept defeat or…

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Gov. Okorocha extends olive branch, …Promises to work with opposition for greater Imo

PDP may go to Court   Owelle Rochas Okorocha, who was re-elected governor of Imo State during a re-run election on Saturday April 25, has promised to carry everybody along in his administration. Addressing his jubilant supporters inside the Government House Chapel,  Sunday 26, Okorocha extended the olive branch to all the contestants in the election, urging them to bury the hatchet, join hands with him and build a greater lmo. The elated governor declared that he was not an APC governor but the governor of lmo State, explaining that all citizens and residents of the state have full stake…

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Orlu Diocese Ordains 21 Priests

… Buries Fr. Okwaraoha Twenty one deacons were recently ordained priests at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu. In his homily at the ordination Mass, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma, said priests are another Christ to the faithful and advised them to live up to the status. He reminded the new priests of their call to evangelize the people who are in need of the gospel. He said that the word of God helps us to refrain from sin and reforms us to be able to share in the kingdom of God. The prelate said that the gospel they preach must relate…

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