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June 21, 2018

Include Security Education in school curriculum – Adekunle�

Rev Fr. Major Cletus Obidike (Chaplaincy Chaplain 2nd line, Fr. Samuel Agu and Fr. Oliver Amaechi pose with the awardees.

…As Page Group Ends Convention Rev. Fr. (Major) Clestus Obidike, Chaplain of St. Jude’s Chaplaincy, Army Barracks Obinze, celebrated the Eucharist at the opening Mass at the National Convention of Members of the Page Group Organization held at the 32 field Artillery Brigade, Obinze on Friday 9th February 2018. In his homily, Fr Obidike admonished the members of the Page Group Organization drawn from Elele, Onitsha and Obinze Barracks and others from 30 Parishes in Okigwe Diocese to be of good conduct during their stay to avoid unpleasant consequences as their rule of engagement does not tolerate indiscipline and unguided…

Fatal Punishment: Student dies in Imo while doing frog jump

Queenderline Chinatu Ekezie

    …Ordered by soldiers Tragedy struck at Army Day Secondary School Obinze, Owerri West LGA Imo State, Thursday February 15, when a 15-year old female student slumped while doing frog jump allegedly ordered by soldiers in the school and later died. The student, Queenderline Chinatu Ekezie from Umuoso Mgbuisii in Ohaji/Egbema LGA was being punished for coming late to school that fateful day when the tragedy struck. The victim who became exhausted after repeating the exercise several times, was said to have collapsed. PUNCH Metro learnt that Queendaline, who was in Junior Secondary School 3, was with a colleague,…

Jubilee blessings for Ezinna & Nneoma Boniface Offurum Nwulu

It was a great day of blessings, 26th December 2016, as the golden jubilee celebration of Ezinna Boniface Offurum & Nneoma Bernadette Ada Nwulu winded down at St. Thomas Catholic Church Obinze, Archdiocese of Owerri. The couple who wedded February 15th 1966, celebrated in the company of other jubilarians with the Archbishop, Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna on December 3rd, 2016 at Maria Assumpta Cathedral, Owerri. Thereafter, the couple who hail from Ochia Autonomous Community in St. Joseph Catholic Parish Awarra Ohaji moved to St. Thomas Parish Obinze, their quasi-parish to celebrate with their children, grandchildren and other friends and…

Janet Dozie Foundation empowers widows at Army Barracks Obinze

Mrs. Clotilda  Obinna (R) handing over empowerment cheque for  widows of fallen heroes to the wife of Brigade Commender, 34FAB Obinze, Mrs. Fati Isiyaku, while the programme manager JDF Mrs. Victoria Onwuekwe watches. Widows in the state have been advised to be self reliant and more resourceful in order to successfully face the challenges of widowhood. The Director of Janet Dozie Foundation JDF, a non-governmental organization, Barrister Chinedu Eboh gave the advice during a one day empowerment workshop organized by Janet Dozie Foundation for widows at 34 Field Artillery Brigade Obinze. Barrister Eboh said with hardwork and serious determination, the…

Kidnappers abduct 16, lay siege to Redemption Estate Obinze

Fighting crime as a collective responsibility

  No fewer than 16 persons, resident at the Redemption Housing Estate, Obinze in the Owerri-West LGA of Imo State, have been kidnapped by unknown persons in the past 28 months. Reports reaching us show that from February 2013 to June 2015, a total of 16 persons were kidnapped and released after a period of one week, most probably after ransome had been paid. It would be recalled that on June 13 this year, a police officer was shot and killed by hoodlums at about 8.30 pm while on guard in the premises of a female resident of the estate….