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May 22, 2018

THE TEN ‘I’s THAT BREAK THE HOME (5)

As October 1 draws near

REMEDIES TO INFIDELITY Avoid other bad habits: The worst way to conquer evil is by the aid of evil (Cf. Mark 3:20-30). Two wrongs cannot make a right. It is wrong for a couple to become addicted to another bad habit simply because the partner has taken to extra marital affairs. For instance, some couples indulge in alcohol and become drunk as palliative to the effects of infidelity. Some learn to keep away late also to solve such problems. Others too look for extra marital partners to fill in the vacuum created by their man or woman. Others still become…

Too busy to care

This is just a short reminder to all of us working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us; those close to our hearts. Let’s all do remember to share that 50 dollar worth of your time with someone you love. If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of hours. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. A woman came home…

Letters to the Editor | Catholic Church: Matters arising

I wish to say few things that I have observed in our Catholic church in Imo State. I felt sorry for the woman whose son was stolen in a Catholic Church in Okigwe.  The woman explained that the church was hot and that made the child to cry.  She asked the elder sister to take him out which means that if there was no heat in the church the boy would not have been stolen.  Now in the real sense, who would we blame, the priest of course.  Elsewhere, priests check the fans on Saturdays and anyone that is found…

Holy See Representative Addresses UN Session on Access to Medicines

Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva, addressed the XXIII Ordinary Session of the Human Rights Council on Access to Medicines. The address, which was pronounced on May 27th, was made available today by the Holy See. Archbishop Tomasi opened his address by pointing out several “key elements” that required attention in the initial report on Access to Medicines. Regarding accessibility, the archbishop stated that a “comprehensive analysis” was necessary to examine the social and political realities that exist and deprive access to medical and physical needs to millions of people….

Nigerian Physicians and Our Right to Know

Chioma called again! You remember her? The woman her boss was pressing for an affair (See http://theleaderassumpta.com/category/columns/ethics-corner/ or www.csaaeinc.org/blog for full story). I thought she was going to talk about this affair.  No. This time it was about her sick mother. “Could you please pray for her, she is in a hospital at Owerri”, she said. I know her mother, a 65 year old “rural woman”.  I called this woman. “Mama, what’s the matter?” “The Doctor has not told me anything”, she answered. “What medication has he given you?” “He did not tell me, he just said that I will be…

A jewel in his Crown

In his hay days, Pius Ukaga was a simple, easygoing, ever smiling, hardworking and amiable man. Agriculturist by profession, when he became Eze Obibi in 2003, he took those qualities with him, aided by a reliable cabinet, peaceful community, supportive children, especially a resourceful first son. But the jewel in his crown was his Emii-born witty wife, a diligent and resilient woman, the Eze’s one and only spouse and companion of 55 years. It is she, the Ugoeze, who has held his hand in good and bad times. With her by his side, there was no obstacle the crown couldn’t…

QUEST FOR THE IDEOLOGY OF TERRORISTS

My grandfather Ekhaisomhi, the father of my mother, was a true and good Muslim, the best grandfather every child prays to have. My mother, Awawu Veronica, is simply the best mother any child could have. She gave me the love and peace she inherited from her Muslim parents. My grandfather, Omonokhua, the father of my father, was an African traditional priest who was known for love, peace and generosity. Another grandfather every child would pray to have. My father, Okhifo, gave me the love, peace and generous values he inherited from his parents. My grandparents and parents personified the scriptures…

Dr Joe Obi-Njoku : Rising from the Grassroots

Imagine him chopping wood with an axe.  Imagine him also shirtless, barefoot, a climbing robe “akpi” on his left shoulder and a machete in his right hand, dividing the bush and heading for the nearest palm tree to cut down the ripe fruits for sale, so he and his family could eat.   Imagine him again taking bamboos from the raffia palm and carefully weaving the traditional bamboo bed – “okpukpo,” (agada in some dialet)  also to make a living. Finally, see him riding an old bicycle from his home at Umueme, Uzagba, in Ikeduru local government, to Mbaise to…