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August 19, 2018

Emerging Leaders Conference ends in Owerri

The Centre For Social Awareness, Advocacy and Ethics Incorporated (CSAAEINC) has ended its 2nd International Emerging Leaders Foundation Conference, Opportunity Fair and Maiden Book Launch at Owerri, capital of Imo State, South East Nigeria. The Foundation Conference began on Thursday, December 4, 2014 and ended with the unveiling of the Centre’s maiden book titled “Career Path: Capacities, Competencies and Character” at Star Arrival Hotels, Owerri on Friday, December 5, 2015. On Saturday, December 6, 2014, the Centre held an Opportunity Fair and Raffle Draw at the Federal University Of Technology, Owerri. In his speech, the Founder and President of the…

Mr. Alphonsus Arisukwu bags Ezinna-bu-ugwu title

Christian fathers have been challenged to discharge their God’s given role as head of the family with truthfulness and uprightness. For it is only by abiding in this facts that community development and progress would be realized. Rev. Fr. Stanley Ekwerike, Parish Priest St. John Bosco Catholic Parish Owu-Amakohia Ikeduru LGA stated this in a homily he delivered during this year’s celebration of Catholic Men Organization (CMO), Sunday 4, 2014. During the Mass which featured conferment of Ezinna-bu-ugwu on some CMO members, the parish priest advised them to be committed in upholding the values of Christian faith. The clergyman reminded…

True Picture Of An International Student In America

It is almost the dream of every African youth today to have a taste of the white man’s country. Be it Europe, America or anywhere, the young African merely wants to feel like she/he is overseas. The reason is not far fetched and could reside in the individual, the economic situation in Africa and the apparent fun that characterizes life outside Africa. Most African youth only succeed in securing student’s F1 visa to study abroad, and so they move. I know that some of our elders and founding fathers like Nnamdi Azikiwe, Julius Nyerere, Nelson Mandela, Kwame Nkuruma, Uhuru Kenyata,…

Assumpta Press sends off Fr. Arisukwu – As he leaves for further studies

It was an occasion of mixed feelings, of joy and sadness on Thursday, January 9, 2014, when staff and management of the Assumpta Press Owerri, as well as relatives and friends gathered at the company to send forth Rev. Fr. Vincent Arisukwu, the Deputy Director, who was proceeding to the United States for further studies. It was an occasion of mixed feelings in the sense that everyone present rejoiced with Fr. Arisukwu for the opportunity to go for further studies to improve himself but at the same time felt sad that they were going to miss his company for a…

The Mandela Spirit and challenges of Familyhood in Africa (2)

As October 1 draws near

Mandela’s sacrifice: To gain freedom for South African people Mandela had to sacrifice his own freedom. Not only that, Mandela  sacrificed his love for his family. While in prison between 1968 – 1969 Mandela lost his mother and his first son. He was not allowed to attend any of the funerals of these two persons most dear in his life. Yet he didn’t give up. Mandela was like the proverbial grain of wheat that died in order to bear the fruit of justice and freedom for South Africans. He was resilient in his course. Many couples in the modern society…

THE TEN ‘I’s THAT BREAK THE HOME (15)

As October 1 draws near

  CAUSES OF IN-COMMUNICATION IN MARRIAGE   Communication gaps in marriage result from so many factors. Fada Atado maintained, “Some do not know how to communicate, others are too busy to communicate, or are afraid to reach out to each other”. He went further to describe communication drought in marriage this way, “When you were courting or newly married, you had plenty time for each other. You played ludo game or cards together; you took evening walk or evening drive together; you watched television or video together; you sat on the rug and rolled over each other; at times you…

THE TEN ‘I’s THAT BREAK THE HOME (8)

As October 1 draws near

  EFFECTS OF INSINCERITY IN MARRIAGE Insincerity has numerous effects on the marriage institution. Its effects are felt by the individual who becomes the instrument, by the partner or immediate family members who become the direct victims of lies, by those around the insincere person and by the marriage itself. Let us take the effects one after the other.   Loss of self worth: Self worth, self integrity, self respect, self regard or self esteem is something every individual cherishes. Many early theories in psychology suggested that self-esteem is a basic human need or motivation. Psychologists define it as the…

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…

Encounter With The Visually Impaired At Obudu – Fr. Vincent Arisukwu

It was an exciting moment being in the midst of special students at Saint Joseph’s School for the Blind known as Saint Joseph’s Special Centre for the Visually Handicapped, Obudu, Cross River State. When The Leader visited the Centre run by Sisters of the Holy Handmaids of the Child Jesus on Thursday, June 27, the students who cut across different gender and age were in high spirits as they moved around the large compound gracefully without any human assistance. They gleefully introduced themselves to me and expressed happiness that a media could remember to visit them all the way from…

THE TEN ‘I’s THAT BREAK THE HOME (4) – EFFECTS OF INFIDELITY

As October 1 draws near

  Infidelity puts a snag in marriage. It can make a sweet matrimonial bond turn automatically sour. Some of the effects include: distraction, mistrust, lies, anxiety, suspicion, loss of affection, frustration, violence, separation, etc.   Distraction: Christ was very blunt when he warned in the scripture, “No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other” (Mtt. 6:24). The principle of Non Contradiction also holds that something cannot be and not be at the same time. The Igbos say, “Anaghi eji ukwu abuo awufe ogwe”. All…