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August 16, 2018

Candle dims as Lolo Loveth Ohajunwa goes home

Late Lolo Loveth Ohajunwa

  The earthly remains of Lolo Loveth Chioma Ohajunwa were laid to rest at her Umudimagu – Umuakagu Nsu abode, Ehime L.G A after a funeral Mass celebrated by Rev .Fr Anyanwu Oscar at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Parish, on Friday April 27th 2018. Fr. Anyanwu concelebrated the Eucharist with Rev. Frs. Charles Ikwuegbu, Parish Priest, Holy Trinity Parish, World-Bank Housing Estate, Owerri, Innocent Anyanwu, Emmanuel Nwosu and Maurice Jiwike. In his homily, Fr. Ikwuegbu remarked that it is a thing of joy in heaven when a godly man or woman passes on, answering the supreme call of God….

St Columba Nsu marks 100 years of Catholicism

Bishop Amatu Msgr Ofoegbu and Very Rev Cajethan Ehiem during the celebration

  It was with pomp and pageantry that the Catholic faithful drawn from Mbano, Obowo, Ihitte and Ehime celebrated the centenary anniversary of St. Columba Parish Nsu. The ceremony began with a Pontifical Mass celebrated by Bishop Solomon Amatu on Saturday 14th April 2018. The Local Ordinary of Okigwe Diocese concelebrated with over 300 priests including Msgr. Jerry Ofoegbu, Very Rev. Fr. Cajethan Ehiem, Vicar General 1, Rev. Dr. B.A.A Osuji, Fr. Dr. S. Okeke, Fr. Oliver Amaechi, Fr. Emma Osuji, Rev. Fr. Kelechi Uzuegbu, Fr. Maurice Jiwike, Fr. Barr. Anthony Chidi Onyenagada among others. In his homily, Fr. Maurice…

My ordination, divine gift from God – Fr. Francis Chidinma Eze

St. Charles Catholic Church Umunumo, Ehime — Mbano LGA was agog on Sunday 25th September 2016 as Rev. Fr. Francis Chidinma Eze celebrated his first Holy Mass after his Priestly Ordination at Immaculate Conception Cathedral Okigwe on the previous day, by His Grace, Augustine Kasujja, Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria. Fr. Eze was assisted in the Eucharistic celebration by Rev. Fr. Dr. Lawrence Eze (Parish Priest) Rev. Fr. Andy Ononiwu, Rev. Prof. Alex Obi, Rev. Fr. Louis Uwaezuoke, Very Rev. Dr. Cletus Madu, Rev. Fr. Canice Oforegbu, the (Homilist) Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Awah, Rev. Fr. Ikedi Obikaonu and Rev. Dr. Desmond…

SOLAD Flags off 2013 Immunization Week

Lady Chioma Ogoke the Sole Administrator Ehime Mbano LGA last week kicked off the Maternal and new born child- health week at Umuanunu-Umunumo Health centre. She was represented by the Chairperson lady Chinwe Ubah who personally applied Oral polio vaccines, vitamin A and general immunization drug against the five child killer diseases which include Cholera Hepatitis B, Measles, Malaria, Yellow fever and Tetanus. Comrade Eke Godson Chinedu, the disease surveillance and notification officer, Ehime-Mbano LGA Urged parents to report cases of fever and body rashes to his office for investigation. He enjoined them to ensure that cases of suspected polio,…

St. Charles Parish Umunumo honours Sir Onyenaguba

The Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (CYON), St. Charles Parish Umunumo, Ehime Mbano has conferred Ezienyi and Patron award on Sir Longinus Onyenagubo for his philanthropic disposition. Chief Onyenagubor was eulogized by the youths for providing support to widows and youths from the community and for his monumental financial support to the parish. Responding, Sir Longinus Onyenagubor who had a chieftaincy title as “Akuchinyee 1 of Umunumo” by HRH Eze Justice C.B.C. Uba thanked the Catholic Youth Organization for finding him fit as their patron.  He later extended financial support to them to enable the youths execute a showroom project….

Teachers asked to reciprocate Rochas’ good gesture

-As Ehime Mbano Council marks Children’s Day Lady Chioma Ogoke, Sole Administrator of Ehime Mbano LGA, has enjoined teachers, pupils and students in the area to reciprocate Governor Okorocha’s gesture of forfeiting his security vote worth over N4 billion annually to enhance education. Hon. Lady Ogoke stated this at the Children’s Day celebration held on Monday, May 27, 2013 at Ehime Mbano Stadium, Umuezeala Owerre.  According to her, education is the best legacy you can bequeath on any child which this present government is offering via the free education at all levels presently in place. She surged the teachers that…

Catholic Youths honour ANCOPS’ President

Nze Godwin Amaku, the President, All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, Imo State Branch, Sunday, 26 May 2013 received an award from the Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria, St. Charles Umunumo Chapter. The unique event took place at the St. Charles Parish Umunumo, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area. In a citation, the youths stated that Nze Godwin Amaku was being honoured for distinguishing himself in his career and for his unrivaled contributions towards societal development. The youths praised his support in championing the successful execution of communal projects which include freewill donations towards construction of community Town Hall…

St. Jude’s Society applauds Sir F.O. Njoku

Former Chairman of CMO Assumpta Parish Owerri, Chief F.O. Njoku has received kudos from members of St. Jude Society Ehime Mbano LGA of Imo State. The appreciation by members of St. Jude’s Society is sequel to the investiture of Chief Ferdinand Njoku as Nnaoha and Patron of Assumpta Parish CMO which was held at Assumpta Cathedral recently. In his homily at the Mass preceding the investiture, Rev. Fr. Andrew Nkwocha, Cathedral Administrator of Assumpta Parish urged the rich to reduce poverty in the society by empowering the poor, the weak, the oppressed, the elderly, the widows and the orphans so…

SOLAD distributes Governor’s free Uniforms to School

Hon. Lady Chioma Ogoke, Sole Administrator, Ehime-Mbano LGA. On Friday May 24th 2013 distributed school uniforms to both primary and secondary schools in the area. The school uniforms for girls and boys, procured by the State Government from abroad are part and parcel of the free education programme currently going on in the state. Heads of schools in the Council Area which comprise 58 primary schools and 66 secondary schools in Ehime Mbano LGA collected the uniforms on behalf of their students and pupils. In an address at the handover ceremony, Lady Chioma Ogoke paid glowing encomiums on the State…

APGA Leaders storm Ehime-Mbano -As SOLAD urges Governor to vie for 2nd term

Chief Mrs. Chioma Ogoke, the Sole Administrator of Ehime Mbano Local Government Council, on May 10, 2013 implored the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha to consolidate his achievements by running for a second tenure in the 2015 gubernatorial elections. She made this appeal through the State Working Committee of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) which visited Ehime-Mbano. According to her “the monumental achievements of the present regime and its benefits will manifest fully if Governor Okorocha serves another tenure”, she said.  She urged the Governor to shelve his presidential ambition for now. In address at the event, the…

Exclusive Interview: Why I converted to Catholic faith

–          Former Anglican  Knight, Sir Abel Ikenyiri   Chief Sir Abel Ezeala Ikenyiri, native of Umuemeke-Ama Ibeowere Agbaja, Ehime Mbano LGA, Imo State, born into a family of Anglican ancestry, rose to the ranks of a knight of the Anglican Church and lay pay-master narrates verbatim how he was caught up in the “whirlwind” of Catholic faith and the “mountain” moved over. Our Okigwe reporter, PeterClaver Ubochi, traced the former Anglican ‘Big Oga’ to his tranquil Umuemekeama (Agbaja) village, had a field day with the man of faith as he speaks on the circumstances of his conversion, its aftermath, an assessment…