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August 15, 2018

Nneoma Marcellina Osuji joins saints triumphant at 100 years

Nneoma Marcellina Osuji joins saints triumphant at 100 years

  Most Rev. Dr. Hillary Odili Okeke, prelate of Nnewi Diocese, Anambra State, celebrated the Eucharist at the funeral Mass for the repose of the soul of late Nneoma Marcellina Ejengoma Osuji at St. Columba’s Catholic Church Agbaghara Nsu, Ehime Mbano LGA, Imo State on Friday 18th May 2018. Bishop Okeke concelebrated the requiem Mass with a retinue of priests comprising: Very Rev. Monsignor Jerry Ofoegbu, Parish Priest, Very Rev. Dr. S. Okeke, Rev. Fr. Collins Okoro, Rev. Fr. Joseph Obialor, Rev. Fr. Theophilus Tochi Okafor, Rev. Fr. Linus Oforma, Rev. Prof. Monsignor Anyanwu Simon, Rev. Fr. Magnus Oguoma, Rev….

Nneoma Cecilia & Nze M.N. Nwoke join Saints Triumphant

Late Ezinna M.N. Nwoke with Nneonna Cecilia Nwoke

  The duo of Nze Matthew and Nneoma Cecilia Nwokorie were interred at their Alaiyi-Umudibia country home, Umualumaku Umueze Autonomous Community, Ehime Mbano L.G.A Imo State on Thursday, April 12, 2018 after the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at St. Joseph Parish celebrated by Rev. Fr. Callistus Ogu, the Bishop’s delegate. Rev. Fr. Callistus Ogu, (Ekwueme), former Parish Priest of St. Joseph Umualumaku concelebrated the requiem Mass with a retinue of priests including Rev. Frs. Peter Anyanwu Okigwe Diocesan Director of Communications and Editor of Sage Newspapers, Rev. Fr. Kelechi Uzuegbu, Damian Iwundu Vincent Emezie, Christian Obioha, Fr. Joseph Kanini,…

Ehime-Mbano: DMMM Sisters cry out …As gunmen invade mortuary, destroy fence

The destroyed fence of St Vincent De Paul mortuary Umunakanu

  There is no respite for the dead as St. Vincent De Paul Mortuary Umunakanu Owerre, Ehime-Mbano LGA came under attack as unidentified gunmen stormed the morgue at the early hours of Sunday 8” April, 2018 pulling down the perimeter fence housing the complex. Trouble started for the mortuary owned by Sisters of the Daughters of Mary Mother of Mercy (DMMM) Congregation, after the State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha visited Ehime Mbano Campus of Imo State Polytechnic. The Leader learnt that students of the Polytechnic complained against the mortuary within the precincts of the school. Following the complaint the Governor …

Nze Romanus Okorobia goes home

  Rev. Fr. Anthony Dieme, Parish Priest, St. Joseph Catholic Church Umualumaku, Ehime Mbano LGA celebrated the Eucharist at the funeral Mass of late Nze Romanus Nwehie Okorobia on Friday March, 2018. In his homily, Rev. Fr. Augustine Obilor posited that we have only two most important days in the life of anyone, the date of birth and day of death. He harped on the inevitability of death which levels the rich, the poor, the aged, the young, women and the men. According to him, people preoccupy themselves with things of the world, while life is ephemeral. He expressed worry…

St Patrick Umuezeala Owerre elevates Nze Christophre Iwuanyawu as Ezinna

St Patrick Umuezeala Owerre elevates Nze Christophre Iwuanyawu as Ezinna

  Nze Christopher Iwuanyanwu was among the select few bestowed with Ezinna award at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Umuezeala Owerre, Ehime-Mbano LGA on Sunday February 25, 2018. The Leader spoke with Nze Jude Iwuanyanwu, one of the sons of the Ezinna Awardee on the implication of the Ezinna status and what it portends to him and their family. According to him, over the years, his father has worked devotedly and assiduously as a Church Warden who took his religious services seriously. He observed that his father is very strict about attendance of members of his household to Mass on Sundays….

Mrs. Martina Anyanwu joins Saints Triumphant

Mrs. Martina Anyanwu joins Saints Triumphant

  Bishop Solomon Amamchukwu Amatu, the Local Ordinary of Okigwe Diocese celebrated the Eucharist at the funeral Mass for the repose of the soul of late Mrs. Martina Chinyere Anyanwu at St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish, Umuezeala – Owerre, Ehime-Mbano LGA, Imo State, on Saturday 3rd March 2018.   Bishop Amatu concelebrated the requiem Mass with very Rev. Joseph Nwoha, Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Chukwu Finbarr, curate, Rev. Bartholomew Okorie, Rev. Fr. Vitalis Ekemiri and Rev. Fr. Joseph Anyanwu, who came from Lagos Archdiocese. In his homily, Bishop Amatu felicitated with the concelebrants, the religious, the bereaved family and the congregation….

KSJI St Charles Borromeo Commandery 565 elects new officers

KSJI St Charles Borromeo Commandery 565 elects new officers

  New Officers to run the affairs of the Holy Order of the Knights of St. John’s International, St. Charles Borromeo Commandery 565, Ehime Mbano has unanimously elected Lt. Basil Iwuanyanwu (JP) as Worthy President at the helm of affairs among other elected Executives for the next four years. Bro Basil Iwuanyanwu was elected President of the Commandery unanimously unopposed as there was no contestant against him for the plum position. It was remarkable that all other executive positions in the Commandery were keenly contested for. Among the elected Officers included; Bro. Anthony Nnorom (1 Vice President), Bro Evaristus Njoku…

Christians must be ready to sacrifice treasure to God – Fr Nwoha

Standing: 3rd from left: Rev. Fr. Joe Nwoha flanked by the celebrants with home members of the organizing committee.

  …As St. Patrick’s Umuezeala Owerre confers Ezinna Awards to parishioners Very Rev. Fr. Joe Nwoha, Parish Priest, St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Umuezeala -Owerre, Ehime Mbano LGA, Imo State, celebrated the Eucharist on Sunday 25th February 2018, heralding the elevation of distinguished parishioners to Ezinna status (Good Fathers). He concelebrated with Rev. Fr. Finbarr Chukwu Tochukwu, Rev. Fr. Ignatius A. Eneche, Rev. Fr. Paul C. Nwagwu and Rev. Fr. Okwy Jude Ugwu. In his homily, Fr. Nwoha observed that the greatest gift to man from God is the gift of life. He posited that the selection and elevation of Ezinna…

Life is man’s greatest gift from God – Fr. Nwoha

Ezinna Award

  As Chief Nickolas Nkume bags Ezinna Award Very Rev. -Fr. Joe Nwaoha, Parish Priest, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Umuezeala Owerre, Ehime Mbano L.G.A, Imo State, has observed that the greatest gift of God to man is the unique gift of life. Fr. Nwoha spoke during the celebration of the Eucharist heralding the conferment of Ezinna Award to some parishioners recently. Ezinna, Chief Nocholas Ezeigbo Nkume, the Chief Medical Director of “Nkume Bone Healing Clinic” Umuopara Umuezeala, Ehime Mbano LGA, a professional traditional Orthopedic specialist, was the former State Chairman, National Association of Nigeria Traditional Medicine Practitioners (NANTMP) from 2009…

Ezinne Matilda Nnakwe laid to rest

Ezinne Matilda Nnakwe laid to rest

  Rev. Fr. Henry Obi curate, St. Joseph Parish Umualumaku Ehime Mbano Local Government Area celebrated the Eucharist at the requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of late Ezinne Matilda  Chinagorom Nnakwe on 2′ February, 2018. He concelebrated with very Rev. Frs. Maurice Jiwike, Chibuike Okeagu, Joseph Aladejanah and Fr. Stephen Omokoba (both Priests came from Ondo Diocese). In his homily, Rev. Fr. Chibuike Okeagu postulated that death is a bitter pill for all mortals. According to him, death is no respecter of persons, age, sex, tribe, creed or religion. He made reference to the scriptures quoting Wisdom…

Christians should persevere like job – Fr. Dieme

    …As Dr. Nwoke gives thanks to God Rev. Fr. Tony Dieme, Parish Priest St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Umualumaku, Ehime Mbano L.G.A. celebrated the Eucharist at the thanksgiving anniversary Mass for the repose of deceased Sir Longinus Nwoke (land-cruiser) on Sunday 4th February, 2018. In his homily, Rev. Fr. Anthony Dieme dwelt on the Lamentation of Job. How he acquired wealth and raised up a good family but lost all his investments and family one after the other. He gave thanks to God for the gift of Job whose life and peculiarities calls for understanding that all that glitters…

St. Theresa’s Umunakanu, Ehime Mbano honours distinguished parishioners

  Rev. Frs. Mike Ebo and. Louis Uwaezuoke, Curate, St. Theresa’s Catholic Church Umunakanu Owerre, Ehime Mbano LGA, celebrated the Eucharist on Sunday January 21, 2018 heralding the conferment of award of honour to four distinguished parishioners who worked assiduously and tirelessly towards the construction and dedication of the Church a few years ago. The select four who were honoured include: High Chief Richard Egbule (Obanzeakoji), Chairman National Salaries and Wages Commission and Chief Basil Iwuaayanwu (Onwa) were honoured as “Icon of faith” and Engr. Paschal and Lady Catherine Ibekwe recognized as “Couple of the Year”. In his homily, Fr. Uwaezuoke…

Whistle blowing: Pass information to only trusted security operatives – PCRC State Chairman

Whistle blowing Pass information to only trusted

  …As Ehime Mbano police community relations committee honours Dr. Fidelis Akakwam The Imo State Chairman of Police Community Relations Committee, Sir Chima Chukwunyere, on Saturday November 25th 2017, advised the general public and members of Ehime Mbano chapter of the organization not to divulge sensitive information to security operatives they do not trust because of the likely boomerang and grievous consequences. Speaking at the conferment of honour and recognition to distinguished personalities with ‘Ambassador of Peace and Security Awards’ to select individuals, who included, Dr. Fidelis Akakwam, Chief Medical Director, Rosita Memorial Clinic, Orieagu-Nsu, the State PCRC Chairman observed…

Angry Youths Kill, Set Headmaster Ablaze in Mbano

  A head teacher identified as Mr. Cosmas Nwaiwu has been lynched to death and set ablaze by irate youths in Nneoche Umuoma Nzerem, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State after being accused of “diabolically diverting destiny” of members of his extended family. The State police command has also confirmed the arrest of three of the suspects involved in the act.‎ The 57-year-old Nwaiwu was the Head Teacher of Obolo Primary School, Ehime Mbano. According to Punch, Nwaiwu was murdered on the allegation that he was “diabolically diverting the destiny” of three members of his extended family. The…

Departed faithful get post-humus honor  at St Michael’s Umuaro

  As Fr. Eziefule extols service to God Rev. Fr. Augustine Eziefule, Parish Priest, St. Michael’s Parish-in-building, Umuaro Umunumo, Ehime Mbano L.G.A celebrated the Eucharist on Sunday 5th November, 2017 marking the conferment of a post humus honor and recognition to deserving departed faithful who labored in the Lords vine-yard at various capacities towards the establishment of the Catholic Church in the community. The eleven departed Catholic faithful comprise late Nwaiwu who was appreciated for bringing the Catholic Church and spread of evangelism to the community; Nze Denis Okoronkwo, was praised as the first Catechist, Nze James Anosike Nwokenkwo was…

Marriage not bed of roses – Fr. Iheabuike

Mr and Mrs Otuonye Chima Okechukwu join hands in marriage

…As Stella ties nuptial knot with Chima Rev. Fr. Raymond Egwirri celebrated the Holy Eucharist at St. Ignatuis Catholic Parish Ibeafor Umunumo, Ehime Mbano L.G.A of Imo State heralding the solemnization of the Holy Matrimony between the duo of Otuonye Chima Okechukwu and Miss Stella Chidinma Onugha on Saturday 28 October 2017 with Very Rev. Fr. Francis Nwosu, Dean Onuimo deanery, and Rev. Fr. Sylvester Ihebuike, Parish Priest. In his homily Fr. Iheabuike noted that the duo voluntarily decided to join hands as one in matrimony. According to him, their agreement of joining hands as one will become a catalyst…

Good mothers are role models – Fr Dieme

…As CWO St Joseph Umualumaku honours parishioners Ever smiling Rev. Fr. Anthony Dieme, Parish Priest, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Umualumaku, Ehime Mbano L.G.A celebrated the Eucharist on Sunday 20th August 2017 heralding the conferment of honour to a select number of distinguished female parishioners drawing curtain on the activities of the Home and Abroad August Meeting for the year. Fr, Dieme was assisted by Rev. Fr. Christian Obioha. In his homily, the Parish Priest eulogized the founders and initiators of the annual August meeting where women cross fertilize ideas, appraise communal problems and proffer solutions that translate into giant developmental…

Enugu: Bishop Onaga ordains 3 Cistercian priests at Awhum Monastery

…As Rev Fr Wilson Amadi vows to serve God The Catholic bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Callistus Onaga ordained three Cistercian priests at Our Lady of Mount Calvary Cistercian Abbey Awhum, on Saturday 5th August 2017. The three ordained priests include, Rev. Fr. Maria Wilson Onwudiwe Gabriel Amadi (O.C.S.O) who hails from Alaiyi – Umudibia in Umualumaku, Ehime-Mbano LGA of Imo State, Rev. Fr. Matthew Onuh Mary- Magdalene (O.C.S.O.) and Rev. Fr. Orode Godfrey Oghenekparobo Ovieboro (O.C.S.O.) Bishop Onaga concelebrated the Mass with many priests including, Rev. Fr. Anthony Dieme, Parish Priest, St. Joseph Catholic Church Umualumaku and…

Horror! Graduate Hangs Self in Ehime-Mbano

Sorrow, tears and anger rocked the serene Umuduruji-Umuofor Community, Umunumo Ehime-Mbano as Mr. Chigozie Igwe, a 25 year old graduate of Mbara Ozioma College of Technology committed suicide by hanging himself with an electric cable inside his room at the early hours of Tuesday July 18. The victim apparently, climbed a stool broke a portion of the ceiling and fastened electric cable on a wood beneath the ceiling and hanged himself. When The Leader arrived the crime scene, his body was seen dangling on the rope with his mouth wide open and lifeless eyes propping. Investigation reveals that the young…

Okigwe Diocesan CWO President Nneoma Clara Ugha buries mum, Late Madam Martha Emeribe – As Catholic Clerics storm Anglican church

The remains of late madam Martha Emeribe were committed to mother earth in her husband’s compound in Umuja village Umunakanu in Ehime Mbano, after a funeral service at St. Matthais Anglican church Umuakanu I, Akanuezeala Archdeaconry Ehime Mbano Imo State.   Though the departed mother of the Okigwe Diocesan Catholic Women Organization president (CWO) lived and died an Anglican, her funeral was attended by the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, including no fewer than eleven Catholic Priests, the Owerri Archdiocesan Council of the CWO, the Catholic Men Organisation (CMO), the Laity Council. Other bodies in attendance were the Okigwe Diocesan…