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August 15, 2018

Man hangs self in Mbaise

  A young man, Mr. Chinenyeze Chilaka Ukpo committed abomination on Sunday, Sept. 4 by killing himself. Mr. Ukpo from Umunama in Ezinihitte LGA Mbaise committed suicide at about 9.30am when the wife, Ngozi Chilaka and her little children – four boys and one girl and the entire members of Chilaka Ukpo, 35 years, extended family had gone to church.  None of his children is above seven years old. Chilaka a carpenter by profession hung himself on a kola nut tree at their back yard.  When the news got to his wife and mother, Mrs. Florence Chilaka, they left the…

Youth leader, Lawrence Anya buried

The mortal remains of a  community youth leader, late Mr. Lawrence Obikara Anya were on Friday 22, 2016, interred in his compound Umuchihe Nneise Ihitte community after a requiem Mass at St. Rose’s Parish Ihitte Ezinihitte LGA Mbaise. The burial attracted numerous friends and well-wishers, politicians, church sodalities and club members. Delivering the homily during the requiem Mass, Rev. Fr. Cy Nwachukwu described late Mr. Lawrence Obikara Anya as a devout Catholic who never toyed with his faith, pointing out that he was admired by all and sundry because of his responsiveness to church activities. He reminded the faithful of…

Encomiums As Ezinne Regina Alozie Goes Home

It was a roll- call of who is who as late Hon Ezinne Regina Adauze Alozie was laid to rest in her husbands compound Umuoma Onicha Ezinihitte after a Requiem Mass at St Dominic’s Catholic Parish Onicha Ezinihitte L.G.A. Mbaise, Friday January 8, 2016. Educationists, politicians, top civil servants, traditional rulers, titled men and women social and religious organizations, the clergy and religious were all present at the burial. The priests who celebrated the Requiem Mass include Rev Frs Peter c. Osuagwu, Tony Ezekwe, Vincent khalia, Moses Ochei from Iseluku, Damian Emekwuru, Joseph Ezeji; parish priest and Rev Fr Jude…

THE GENESIS OF “IRI JI” FESTIVAL IN MBAISE

  The most important farm crop in Igboland over the years is the yam. In precolonial times the Uhianjoku was regarded as the goddess of farm productivity exemplified in the yam and cocoyam as the major farm crops. Uhianjoku was worshiped as a deity and homage was paid to this deity by the elders in appreciation of the role ascribed to her by our ancestors in sustaining farm productivity. Uhianjoku has presently been modernized as Ahiajoku an acronym for bounty intellectual harvest of the Igbos East of the Niger. The Ahiajoku Lecture series therefore, has its roots from the Mbaise…

SOLAD Osuagwu Commends Itu Women August Meeting

Itu Ezinihitte Community Women August Meeting better known as “Oha Ndom Itu” in Ezinihitte LGA, which started Tuesday, August 27, 2013 came to a successful end, Thursday, August 29, 2013 at ‘Oha Ndom Itu’ hall with the Ezinihitte Local Government SOLAD, Hon. Dr. Kelechi Osuagwu giving the mothers accolades for their credible performance. The three-day programme featured many activities including plucking of ‘Mkpuru Omumu’ which was one of the major sources of raising funds for developmental projects in their community. On his arrival at the Women’s August Meeting venue, Wednesday, August 28, 2013, the SOLAD, Hon. Dr. Kelechi Osuagwu was…

Oboama Women inaugurates Security outfit – OWASU

The Women August Meeting, which usually characterizes fund-raising activities meetings, lectures, funfairs etc., throughout Mbaise and Imo State in general for Oboama Women Association (OWA) in Ezinihitte LGA, Mbaise this year took a dramatic turn by not only encompassing the obvious, but scaled to the height of inaugurating a security outfit to be known as Oboama Women Association Security Unit, OWASU, that ensures orderliness within the environs of the OWA August meetings. This OWA Police, which is the ingenuity of Mrs. Rose Anawanti, the OWA President, Mrs. Pauline Nwachukwu, Vice-President and the OWA Exco, was lauded by Imo State Assistant…

St. Augustine’s Deanery Ezinihitte inaugurates Two Hearts of Love: Jesus and Mary

The association of Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary has become solidly founded in St. Augustine’s Deanery Ezinihitte through its inauguration ceremony at the deanery centre, St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish Itu Ezinihitte, Saturday, June 8, 2013.  The exercise attracted members and invitees from 21 parishes in the deanery who appeared in their full uniform. Among the people were 28 persons who were inaugurated Matrons and Patrons while 62 new members were consecrated including an infant of 11 month old, Esther Adibe from Queen of Peace Parish Oboama Ezinihitte. In his homily during the Eucharistic celebration, presided over…

St. Patrick’s Itu celebrates Holy Trinity

…As KSJI remembers fallen colleague The Blessed Trinity is a mystery that all Catholic faithful are bound to believe.  This is stated by Rev. Fr. Jude Anyanwu (SDV) in his homily during the Eucharist celebration to mark the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity Sunday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish Itu Ezinihitte LGA Mbise, Sunday, May 26, 2013. He said that though it’s a mystery, an attempt at explaining it is necessary to enlighten the minds of the faithful. The priest drew the attention of God’s people to the Three Persons in One God, pointing to God the Almighty Father as…