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July 16, 2018

KSM: Bishop Mark Unegbu Sub-Council inaugurated …Archbishop Obinan tasks members on missionary zeal

  As part of efforts to immortalize the life and times of Rt. Rev. Dr. Mark Onwuha Unegbu, first Nigerian Bishop of Owerri Diocese whose Episcopal duties traversed the breath and corners of Imo state and beyond, a sub-council of the Knights of St. Mulumba (KSM), Owerri Metro has been inaugurated with the name: Bishop Mark Unegbu Sub-Council. The inauguration ceremony which took place at St. Mulumba Catholic Church premises Owerri, Saturday May19 featured among other things Bishop Unegbu life and time, commissioning of officers, unveiling of the sub-council directory and award of honor to distinguished members of the Order….

Don’t mind politicians, Nigeria still in a mess

Rev Fr Dr Francis Nwaiwu

  While millions of Nigerians are suffering untold hardship, going to bed hungry and working without pay, the government is busy congratulating itself, claiming that things are getting better, that recession is no more.   The truth is that Nigeria is still in a mess. Things are getting worse. The only people smiling in the country today are the political elite and their businessmen collaborators. Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Francis Nwaiwu, Supreme Chaplain, Knights of St. Mulumba, dropped this hint in his homily during Mass for the Owerri Metropolitan Council held at Mulumba Hall Owerri on Saturday. “As millions of Nigerians…

KSM: Bishop Unegbu Sub-Council Owerri comes on board

Bro JohnBosco Uhie the Worthy GK presenting the address before the Archbishop

  …Members pay maiden visit to Archbishop Obinna Executive members of Bishop Mark Unegbu Sub-Council of the Knights of St. Mulumba (KSM) Owerri were on a courtesy call at the Maria Assumpta Villa Owerri where they presented their newly carved out Sub-Council to the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna, Wednesday March 7. The Exco members who were also in the company of their newly assigned Chaplain, Rev. Fr. Charles Ikwuegbu said they were on the visit to show their allegiance and solidarity to the Archbishop. Their address which was presented by their Worthy Grand Knight, Bro….

KSM Nsu Sub Council gives succor to widows, orphans, others

Nsu Sub-Council of KSM with the beneficiaries, Chief & Lady Longinus Onyenagubor, the host and the religious

  Nsu Sub Council of the Knights and Ladies of St. Mulumba led by Bro. Bernard Ohakwe, Grand Knight, began 2018 with display of practical expression of the corporal works of mercy as enjoined in the scriptures Matt. 25vs 35-36 which says “I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty you gave me to drink; I was a stranger and you received me in your home, naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you took care of me, in prison and you visited me”; as they gave succor to the orphans, widows, the indigent members of the society,…

Need for committed service to God stressed

Sir Sab Nnaochie receiving the award from Bishop Amatu while Lady Cordelia Nnaochie wife watches in admiration

As Sir Sab Nnochie is honoured by Okigwe Diocese Christians have once more been reminded of the need to render diligent and dedicated service to God, devoid of lip service and pretences. Chief Sebastine Chijioke Nnaochie, an opinion moulder and 4th Degree Knight of St. Mulumba (Nig) made the call in an interaction with newsmen at the Cathedral of Immaculate conception Okigwe, shortly after he was conferred with the prestigious Worthy Ambassador Award instituted by the Catholic Laity Council of Nigeria, Okigwe Diocese chapter. Chief Nnaochie who expressed pleasant surprise that his humble contributions to the growth of the church…

KSM initiates Barr. Kelechi Emeakaroha into the order

“I was secretly investigated for 3 years by the order as I lived my normal, open life without noticing them” A round peg was certainly put in a round hole when Barr. Kelechi Emeakaroha popularly known as “Bishop” and his lovely wife Queen Ijeoma Emeakaroha were admitted into the noble Order of the Knights of St. Mulumba (Nigeria), an Order where men and women vow to serve God through the church with their Time, Talent and Treasure (3 Ts). On Sunday July 30, 2017, at Mater Dolorosa Parish Ihitte, Ihitte/Uboma LGA of Imo State, when the new members initiated into…

KSM admits 20 new members in Owerri Archdiocese

The Knights of St. Mulumba, Owerri Archdiocese, Sunday, August 13, 2017, held a post initiation thanksgiving Mass for her newly admitted members. Venue was St. Mulumba Catholic Church, Wetheral Road Owerri. No fewer than 20 new knights and their ladies were admitted into the order the previous day.   The parish priest of St. Mulumba Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. George Ahamefula presided over the Mass which had in attendance the Owerri Metro Grand Knight, Prince Eugene Emeakaroha, Metro officers, Co-ordinating Grand Knight, Brother Livinus Ugorji, Grand Knights in the 12 Sub-Councils in Owerri Archdiocese and many others.   In his…

KSM admits 12 new members in Ahiara Diocese

The Knights of St. Mulumba, Nigeria held a thanksgiving Mass in honour of 12 new initiates of the Order, in Ahiara Diocese, at the St. Anthony’s Parish Umunama Ezinihitte Mbaise on July, 16. The thanksgiving Mass which attracted friends and relations of the new initiates was a follow-up to their initiation held the previous day. Inducted this year into the Noble Order are: Bros. Oladayo Amos Olanjale, Obasi Boniface, Uzogara Kennedy, Ekechukwu Herbert, Agbaraji Augustine and Osuagwu Benson. Others are, Anyanwu Linus, Okoro Cajethan, Njoku Isaac, Nnoromele Valentine, Nnorom Chris Chibuzo and Nwachukwu Eric. They were drawn from the six…

Knights implored to sustain fight against corruption – As KSM Okigwe Dioceses holds 2nd Degree Investiture

Knights and Ladies of St. Mulumba (KSM) Okigwe Diocesan Council converged on the Catholic Parish of St. Columba Agbaghara-Nsu Ehime Mbano Imo State, Sunday 28th May 2017 for the 2nd Degree Investiture and oath of commitment of no fewer than eleven of their newly elevated brothers and eleven sisters respectively.   The rite of the investiture was conducted by the top hierarchy of the Order, under the watchful eyes of the Dean of Ehime and Chaplain of KSM Ehime Sub-Council Msgr. Jerry Ofoegbu who presided over the Mass. He was assisted by Fr. Dr. Des Obioma, Fr. Dr. Simon Okeke…

KSM: Sancta Maria Sub-council Owerri Celebrates Feast of Annunciation – Holds Pro-life Procession

The Knights of St. Mulumba, Sancta Maria Sub Council Owerri on 25th March 2017 held its annual feast of Annunciation. The event kicked off with a prayerful procession against abortion and all forms of threats against the unborn child. The theme for the rally was: “Protect the child, say no to abortion”. The Worthy Physician of the sub-council, Bro (Dr.) Meltus Ikechukwu Chukwuezi said that each year Knights of St. Mulumba gather together on this day to mark the feast of Annunciation and reflect on the unborn child, usually with a procession and talks on the sanctity of life and…

Entrepreneurship development: A better alternative to white-collar job

The word “entrepreneur” took its root from French language and means “one who undertakes tasks” Akanwa and Agu (late) (2005; 2011). Therefore, an entrepreneur undertakes a task that is an entrepreneur. Secondly, the word entrepreneurship came from a French word entreprendre which means ‘the act of doing something in a military expedition as a strategy to win a war. Mc Clelland (1961) described an entrepreneur as someone that met the needs of others for personal achievement. Peter Drucker in 1964 introduced an entrepreneur as a maximer of opportunity/wealth and as someone who was highly creative. Albert Shapero (1975) saw an…

Leadership is for service, not intimidation – Fr Ralph Madu

…As Fr George Nwachukwu celebrates silver jubilee When, on being sworn-in, late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua stated that he was going to adopt a servant leadership model, he used the metaphor to draw attention to the simplicity, sacrifice and self-giving sense of service that he hoped to bring to leadership. This he tried to live out in his presidency in spite of his fragile health. Today the notion of servant leadership and its option for the poor poses a serious challenge to Africa in general and Nigeria in particular. Rev Fr Ralph Madu, Secretary General, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, recalled…

KSM Holy Rosary Sub-Council receives her new priest

The new priest poses with his parents and other members of the Holy Rosary Sub-Council The ordination of Rev Fr Nnaemeka Ugochukwu Njezi as a priest of God according to the order of Melchizedek took place on the 6th of August 2016 at Assumpta Cathedral by the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province His Grace Most Rev Dr. A.J.V Obinna. Thereafter on the 7th of August 2016, the people of Awo-Omamma received their son Rev. Fr. Nnemeka Ugochukwu Njezi, the seventh priest in order of precedence in the community. This was a colourful event as it was his first outing…

Be ready for higher responsibilities – LGK tells new investees

… As KSM Ahiara diocese elevates eight into 2nd degree The newly decorated 2nd degree members of the knights of St. Mulumba, Ahiara diocese have been notified on the responsibility which comes with their new elevation. This responsibility which was said to have included the right to vote and to be voted for in any office in the order also drew the attention of the candidates to that which awaits them. The Liaison Grand Knight, Bro. Anthony Agbakwuru stated this while presiding at the reception ceremony shortly after the investiture Mass held at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church Nnarambia, Ahiara, Sunday…

KSM, Owerri Archdiocese celebrates Feast of St. Mulumba

Activities marking the Feast of St. Mulumba have ended at Assumpta Pastoral Centre Owerri, Sunday June 26. The occasion began with a concelebrated Mass presided over by Rev. Fr. Dr. Longinus Chinagorom, Chaplain Holy Rosary Sub-Council Owerri assisted by Rev. Fr. Stephen Nwamadi of St. Mulumba Parish, Owerri. In his homily at the Mass, Fr. Chinagorom (Ozisa), charged Knights to be role models in their various trades and professions. “Celebrate your Knighthood through your profession”, Fr. Chinagorom said, adding that it is through this that you serve God and glorify His Holy Name. He said that Christ brought people of…

Knights are not all millionaires, some are indigents – Chukwukere

Bro. Patrick Chukwukere delivering the lecture The impression in several quarters that Catholic Knights are wealthy people is not correct, as many Knights are indigents, experiencing hardship with many condemned to penury because of catastrophic illness and non payment of pension. The Supreme Assistant Secretary, Knight of St. Mulumba, Nigeria, Bro. Patrick Chukwukere revealed this in a lecture he delivered in Owerri as part of the activities to mark the Feast of St. Mulumba, Patron of the Order. Bro. Chukwukere said many Knights and Sub-Councils are inundated with requests for financial assistance because of the erroneous impression that Knights are…

KSM elevates 22 Knights, Ladies to 2nd degree in Ahiara Diocese

  A total of 22 Knights and Ladies of St. Mulumba Nigeria (KSM) were last Sunday, June 14, 2015 invested with the regalia of the Second Degree of the Order at a glamorous Eucharistic celebration held at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church Ahiara Mbaise.  Rev. Fr. Chamberlin Irozuru was the chief celebrant at the Mass. The investiture was organized by the Mbaise, Aboh and Ezinihitte Sub-Councils of KSM for brothers and sisters who had scaled through the qualifying examination.  The ceremony was conducted by the Chaplain of the Ezinihitte Sub-Council, Rev. Fr. Stanley Anyanwu, while Rev. Fr. Dr. Justin Anele, who…

LSM Holy Rosary Sub-Council launches Nwaugo Cultural Dance – As Dr. Alex Esomonu promises to donate bus

  Knights of St. Mulumba (KSM) Holy Rosary Sub-Council Owerri, their Ladies (LSM) and dignitaries from far and near, were last Sunday entertained with a cultural dance (Nwaugo Cultural Dance), presented by Ladies of the Sub-Council. The event which took place at the Mulumba Hall premises along Wetheral Road Owerri, was a roll call of who is who in the Sub-Council, their friends and well-wishers. Rev. Fr. Dr. Longinus Chinagorom, the Chaplain, Noble Pat Nwachukwu, LSM National President, ably represented by Sister Maria Uzoma and Dr. Godwin Okere, Deputy Provost, Alvan Ikoku Federal University of Education Owerri were there. They…

KSM: In the vanguard of Church’s defence -Hon Sir Mark Uchendu

  A former chairman of Ihitte/Uboma LGA in Imo State Hon. Sir, Engr Mark Chijioke Uchendu has extolled the pioneering role of the noble order of Knights of St. Mulumba (KSM) in defence of the Catholic faith and the church. Engr Sir. Uchendu, a son of Lowa kingdom in Ihitte/Uboma LGA made his feelings known to The Leader at the Mater Dei Cathedral Umuahia shortly after his elevation to 4th and highest Degree of the Noble Order of the Knights to St. Mulumba recently. Hon Uchendu who was full of thanks to the brotherhood for his elevation, recalled with pride…

KSM Hall Owerri Commissioned – Amidst Praises for MGK

Representative of Archbishop Anthony Obinna, Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Innocent Osuagwu blessing the KSM Hall, Owerri It was praises galore for Prince Eugene Emeakaroha and his Owerri Metro Council executive as speaker after speaker poured encomiums on his exemplary leadership. The occasion was the blessing of the newly reconstructed St. Mulumba Hall Owerri and award of honour to deserving members of the Order which took place on Monday, April 13, at Mulumba Parish Owerri. The Knights commended the Metro executive for renovating the hall and honouring members of the Order who have contributed to the development of Owerri Metropolitan Council. The…