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May 23, 2018

THE TEN ‘I’s THAT BREAK THE HOME (2)

As October 1 draws near

INFIDELITY Infidelity in marriage can also be referred to as cheating, adultery or extramarital affair. Wikipedia defines it as the subjective feeling that one’s partner has violated a set of rules or relationship norms and this violation results in feelings of sexual jealousy and rivalry. The violation can be sexual in nature, for example involving kissing, sexual fondling or sex with another individual outside of the marriage relationship. Statistics reveal that the rate of infidelity in marriage is higher in men than in women. In their book, Close Encounters: Communication in relationships, Guerrero, Anderson and Afifi maintained that men are…

Response to Emergencies

Those who witnessed the rescue operation to save the lives of men, women and children trapped under the giant Uko tree that crushed dozens to death at Umudagu Mbieri in Imo State last week marvelled at the incredible desperation with which both indigenes and passers-by alike threw themselves into that life and death Save-Souls humanitarian service. Since nobody anticipated that the 400-year-old tree would finally hit the ground that evening (about 7.30pm) there were naturally no previous arrangements for a bulldozer, pay-loader or ambulance to standby.  This is quite understandable.  Though these emergency fighting facilities eventually arrived and assisted a…

Irete youths and the display of hostility to non-indigenes

Undoubtedly, we are living in a precarious and hostile society.  A society where brutes and brutality are the order of the day.  This is indeed a society where atrocities are committed with impunity.  A lawless and barbaric society replete with animals in disguise in the name of human beings.  While the youths in civilized societies are busy making great impacts on ground-breakings and wonderful innovations, their Irete counterparts are busy wallowing in unethical behavior, violence and abuse of human rights.    This inference is drawn because of the attitude these young men exhibited at Mrs. Ibenye’s store on Friday at about…

Mr. Chucks Obiodu: DRIVEN BY PASSION

With a passion for business and a determination to be a haulage contractor just like his father, young Chucks Obiodu went to school knowing exactly what he wanted to do for a living. When life wanted to take him down a different path, he quickly made a U –turn and returned to his dream. Although his older siblings took up jobs in mining, telecommunications, teaching and health sectors, Chucks, the last of five children, preferred to stick with his father. Even so, the young Chucks did not choose his dad so he could work for him or inherit the business…

CMO Day at CKC Parish Umuoba Uratta, Owerri North

The Parish Priest, of CKC Umuoba, Uratta Rev. Fr. Jude Ihejieto has charged Christian father to always emulate their, Patron Saint, St. Joseph who accepted the will of God in his life. Preaching during the Father’s Day, May 5, the priest said that every Christian father is expected to be a role model by living, an exemplary life worthy of emulation by his children and neighbours. He said that the resurrection power of Jesus Christ is the manure of the Catholic Church. The resurrection has made us to experience the presence of Christ in our lives of practice the faith…