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May 28, 2018

Nigerians don’t have time for God – Priest

…As LSM, Holy Rosary  Sub-Council ends Retreat Nigerians, like the rest of the world, have no time for God as they are busy pursuing material things and matters of the flesh. A Spiritan priest, Rev. Fr. Benjamin Odo Cssp expressed this view during a three-day retreat for Ladies of St. Mulumba, Holy Rosary Sub-Council, Owerri, held at LSM Youth/Women Empowerment and Retreat Centre, World Bank Owerri, July 22-24, 2016. The priest said Nigeria and the world are witnessing turbulence, killings, kidnappings, demolitions, all sorts of violence and wickedness because we have abandoned God and embraced materialism, entertainment and things of…

The Freedom Of Expression, Internet Content Restrictions, Jurisdiction, Law And Politics (1)

The Emergence and Proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra

You are welcome to an argument in which perhaps your views are likely to be ignored or irrelevant unless it agrees with what I h ave to say; that the freedom of expression is an inalienable constitutional right that no law can take away without adverse consequences to society. In recent times, the local media was on fire with the news of a law in the pipeline by the National Assembly to restrict internet content and punishing offenders for purported infringements. No doubt we are fast approaching an era of criminal libel to protect the best wishes of elected and…

Odenigbo Lecture: How social media can be used to increase reach (2)

  ICT, internet, social media have all come to stay whether we like it or no. It’s now left for us to make maximum use of it in our different fields of endeavor. In this case, it is evangelism and promotion of Igbo language. The Pope preaches and practices this. His English twitter handle, @pontifex is currently followed by 4.4miilion people! It means that number of people get to benefit from His blessings, proclamations and knowledge each time he sends out a single tweet. They don’t have to wait for his Sunday Mass or Angelus to do this. His tweet…

INTERNET ADDICTION (2)

EFFECTS Internet addiction results in personal, family, academic, financial and occupational problems that are characteristic of other addictions.  Impairments of real life relationships are disrupted as a result of excessive use of the internet.  Individuals suffering from internet addiction spend more time in solitary seclusion, spend less time with real people in their lives, and are often viewed as socially awkward.  Arguments may result due to the volume of time spent online.  Those suffering from internet addiction may attempt to conceal the amount of time spent online, which results in distrust and the disturbance of quality in once stable relationships….

Prof. Viola Onwuliri commissions Ultra-Modern School Gate at Amuzi

– Harps on Education as short-cut to bigmanism One of the activities lined up for the one-year memorial of late Prof. C.O.E. Onwuliri (KSJI), the immediate past Vice-Chancellor of Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) is the commissioning of an ultra-modern school gate of Community Secondary School Amuzi, Ahiazu LGA Mbaise, which took place Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs State I, Prof. Viola Onwuliri (LAUX), wife of the late former Vice-Chancellor. Before her arrival, the students and their teachers filed out from the school gate to the Eke Amuzi market to accord her a…