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May 22, 2018

Associate Missionary Society of St Paul visits Sacred Heart Home Owerri

Associate Missionary Society of St Paul visits Sacred Heart Home Owerri

  The Associate Missionary Society of St Paul Nigeria, Orlu zone, visited Sacred Heart Home Owerri on Good Friday, March 30, 2018 as part of their annual Corporal Work visitation on such day. The theme for this year’s visitation is “Encouraging our Priests in Home”. The Orlu zone of the association comprises Owerri, Orlu, Okigwe and Ahiara Dioceses. Among the representatives at the event were the zonal chairman, Tobias Osuala, and other zonal officers including Mr. Damian Nwauzo, Chief Livinus Okorougo, Mr. Mike Nwagi and Ezinna Barth Edom Eze. In his remark, the zonal chairman, Mr. Osuala said the society…

Bishop Ukwuoma visits Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu

Bishop Ukwuoma flanked by the Administrator of the Cathedral Fr Patrick Osekwu and others with the newly confirmed candidates shortly after Mass

  …Tasks children on moral life The Catholic Bishop of Orlu, Most Rev Augustine Ukwuoma has advised children and youths to imbibe the good morals which they are thought in the Church, School and their family to succeed in their life endeavours. The Most Reverend Ukwuoma gave the admonition while delivering a homily at a two-day pastoral visit to Holy Trinity Cathedral from 20th to 21th January 2018. The prelate cautioned children and youths against illicit drugs, which are capable of causing health challenges in their body system. The bishop while reflecting on the day’s readings said that everyone is…

Secondary school teacher murdered in Orlu

A teacher at Charles Lwanga Secondary School Eziachi in Orlu L.G.A of Imo State, Mr. Patrick Obioha has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday, October 10. According to a close relation, Mr. Obioha aged about 45, was on his way to school, that fateful day, riding in his tricycle in company of his four-year old daughter when was waylaid and shot on his forehead by the hoodlums. Our source disclosed that his daughter, who was helpless, started crying after the gunshot which attracted the attention of the passers-by, who ran to find out why…

Youths felicitate with Igwe of Orlu

Youths felicitate with Igwe of Orlu

…As he celebrates New Yam Festival Youths from the Orlu Autonomous Community in Orlu L.G.A, under the leadership of Mr. Ugonna Enyinnaya as Chairman and Engr. Austine Nwadike as the Vice Chairman, have felicitated with the Traditional Ruler of the Community, HRM Eze Patrick Acholonu, Igwe the XI of Orlu Ancient Kingdom. In a message, the Public Relations Officer, Comrade Udechi Francis Jnr., they described the 2017 Iri Ji Orlu as a unique one, which was well organized by the Committee set up by the traditional ruler. The statement referred to the people of Orlu as a community with a…

Murder of Orlu Catholic Priest: – Imo CP rewards officers who nabbed suspects

Murder of Orlu Catholic Priest: – Imo CP rewards officers who nabbed suspects

Parades Robbers, kidnappers Reward for hard work is more work though, but in fulfillment of his promise to appreciate the police officers who displayed uncommon zeal, courage and above average intelligence in apprehending criminals in Imo State, the Commissioner of Police, CP Chris O. Ezike has presented Certificate of Commendation to police officers who nabbed suspected hoodlums who kidnapped and murdered, Rev. Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo in Orlu, on September 1, 2017. The same gang also kidnapped and robbed renowned gospel singer, Prince Chinedu Nwadike, and the rest for similar heroic acts in apprehending criminals. Speaking during the award ceremony at…

IMSUTH Orlu shutdown as crisis deepens

The Medical and Health Workers Union, the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) in collaboration with the Association of Resident Doctors being the strong unions in the Imo State University Teaching Hospital (IMSUTH) Orlu on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 shutdown all the activities in the hospital by embarking on indefinite strike after the expiration of the deadline given to the management to clear their five months salary arrears. The unions had three weeks ago issued a 21-day ultimatum to the management, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health and other relevant authorities in the state to clear their salary arrears and allowances….

Bishop Ukwuoma ordains 19 priests for Orlu Diocese

Saturday August 19, 2017was a remarkable day in Orlu Diocese as the clergy, religious and the lay faithful from within and outside the diocese converged at Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu for the elevation of eighteen able young men into the order of priesthood for the diocese. One among 19 was ordained on Tuesday August 15 for Latino Congregation at Nne Enyemaka Extra Ordinary Parish, Umuaka. The Local Ordinary of the diocese, who officiated at the Mass, Most Rev Augustine Ukwuoma, while delivering a homily, described the day as another landmark in the history of the diocese, haven ordained 19 men…

Bishop Ukwuoma, Msgr. Nwosu felicitate with Eze Nwaele …As he marks 14 yrs on throne, 75 Birthday

It was joyful day that will remain evergreen in the minds of the royal family of Nwaele in particular and the community in general, Sunday, August 6, 2017 as the traditional ruler of the community H.R.H Eze A.O Nwaele of Ofeahia Amaifeke in Orlu L.G.A of Imo State celebrated his 75th Birthday Anniversary and 14th year of coronation as the traditional ruler of Ofeahia Community.   The occasion which began on Saturday, August 5 with conferment of Chieftaincy titles on some distinguished sons of the community, for their hard-work and enormous contributions to the growth of the area, including the…

Follow church’s teachings – Bishop Ukwuoma advises newly confirmed

Follow church's teachings - Bishop Ukwuoma advises newly confirmed

Christians have been urged to heed to the teachings of the Church in order not to regret their actions at last. The Catholic Bishop of Orlu, Most Rev Augustine Ukwuoma gave the advise at a two-day pastoral visit to Regina Pacis Parish, Ihioma in Orlu L.G.A, Saturday, June 18 to Sunday 19, 2017.   According to him, the Church remains the light that transforms human nature, through the gospel of Christ and brings development to wherever it comes to, therefore it cannot mislead anyone that comes to her. The bishop said that Catholic Church is the universal church and does…

Imo FA backs Sam Okwaraji Foundation

Sam Okwaraji Foundation recieves support from Imo FA

The Imo State Football Association (IMO FA) has pledged its full support to Sam Okwaraji Foundation and a firm organizing the event lined up to generate 700m for the development of Sam Okwaraji Sports and Youth Development Centre, Umudioka Orlu, Imo State, the home town of the late football star.   The Imo FA chairman, Chief Amanze Uchegbulam made the pledge when Pat Okwaraji, elder brother to the late Green Eagles midfielder, paid him a courtesy call in Owerri to intimate him about the proramme for the 28th anniversary of the death of the late footballer and to solicit support…

How BVN fraudster duped woman in Orlu

Bank Verification Number – BVN is a biometric identification system introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria to curb or reduce illegal banking transactions in Nigeria. It is a modern security measure in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria Decree to reduce fraud in the Nigeria banking system. Most bank managements always caution their customers to avoid the disclosure of their BVN to anyone. A teacher in one of the primary schools in Orlu (name withheld) was last Sunday thrown into a state of confusion after receiving an  alert from the bank she operates that a withdrawal has been…

Orlu Diocese: Regina Pacis Regional CYON holds 2016 cultural fiesta

The Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (CYON) Regina Pacis Region, on Saturday, October 15, 2016 celebrated their 2016 cultural festival at Regina Pacis Parish Ihioma, Orlu L.G.A.  …honours Engr. Ihejiagwa, others as Pillars of the youths Delivering a homily during the Holy Mass, the Regional Chaplain, Very Rev Fr. Augustine Iwuagwu said that the Catholic Church is not against the tradition of Igbo culture, but Christianizes any fetish part of it. “In Catholic Church, there is room for everything except selfishness”, he stated. The Chaplain pointed out that Igbo culture has a lot to teach the younger ones, stressing that…

Urban Renewal and Governor Okorocha’s Demolition Exercise (2)

Our job is only to hold up the mirror – to tell and show the public what has happened, and then it is the job of the people to decide whether they have faith in their leaders or government.  We are faithful to our profession in telling the truth.  That’s the only faith to which journalists need adhere.   –   Walter Cronkite URBAN RENEWAL Earlier in this write-up we stated that change was the only permanent thing.  The city is like an organism.  As the population of the city increases, infrastructural facilities must be provided and existing ones improved not only…

Fr Patrick Iwejuo of Ahiara diocese buried

On Thursday September 6, 2016, Ahiara clergy, the religious and lay faithful, gathered at the Maria Ecclesial Catholic Cathedral Ahiara Mbaise once more to bury late Rev Fr Patrick Ezenwa Iwejuo who until his death was the parish priest of Annunciation Parish Umuchieze Ahiazu LGA Mbaise. His mortal remains were interred in the diocesan priestly cemetery after a Requiem Mass at the Cathedral celebrated by more than 86 priests within and outside the diocese including his 1995 classmates. In the homily, Rev Fr Anthony Ibe averred that the late priest was a resourceful priest in the vineyard of the Lord…

Your humility may fetch you kingdom of God at last – Catholic priest

The Spiritual Director Adoration Ministry, St. Joseph’s Parish Umuna in Orlu L.G.A  Rev Fr Dr. Bede Idimogu said that a humble person worth jewel of the kingdom of God, adding that any person who humbles himself and look up to God, barely look down on people. The cleric disclosed this while rendering a well articulated homily during a Holy Mass on Sunday August 28, 2016. He said that humility remains the secret of greatness and that no one is bigger or greater than others in the eyes of God. Fr. Idimogu condemned the attitude of some people who parade themselves…

KSM holds 3rd, 4th Degree Investiture at Orlu

The Catholic Bishop of Orlu, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma has commended the Knights of St. Mulumba Nigeria for their contributions towards the development of church and society. Bishop Ukwuoma made the commendation while receiving the Supreme Knight and exco members of the Knights of St. Mulumba Nigeria when they paid him a courtesy call on Friday August 26. Bishop Ukwuoma recalled that the Knights of St. Mulumba single handedly built the multi-million naira Chapel at the Catholic owned Veritas University of Nigeria Abuja (VUNA). The Bishop also told the visiting Supreme Knight that he enjoyed the co-operation of Knights of…

No light no payment – Orlu customers warn EEDC

Customers of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) in Orlu and environ have expressed dismay over what they described as “cheating and inaccurate Billing” by the company in the area. Most of the customers expressed their grievance when the workers of the EEDC, who were on patrol for disconnection of light for those who have not paid for th electricity consumed in the month of June. A source disclosed that some angry youths disrupted the workers of the EEDC as they tried to embark on disconnection in some parts of the area. It was alleged that the EEDC in the area…

Okorocha has destroyed Imo State – Ohakim

News Credit: Sun News Online   For those who care to know, former governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim hopes to return to Imo Douglas House in 2019. In this interview with a select group of Journalists, he spoke on various issues including the crisis in the Imo PDP and the alleged plot of governor Okorocha to replace himself with an Orlu Man. Excerpts: Governor Okorocha during a media parley with journalists has suggested that anyone above the age of 50 should not be allowed to contest the governorship election because they are over aged. What is your reaction…

Gunmen abduct couple in Orlu

Unknown gunmen on Sunday February 21, 2016 abducted a Medical Doctor and his wife, identified as Dr and Mrs. Innocent Ogbuokiri, along Amaigbo road, very close to the office of the Federal Road Safety Corps. The incident happened at about 1:30pm in the broad day Light. An eyewitness told THE LEADER that the couple, who were being conveyed by their personal driver along the road, unfortunately collided with a keke (tricycle) driver which made the victim’s driver to come down from the car in an effort to confront the keke man. Our source further disclosed that on the process of…

IMSUTH Suspends work over unpaid allowances

Workers of Imo State University Teaching Hospital (IMSUTH), Orlu on Monday February 1, 2016 embarked on a three-day suspension of work as a result of two mouths salaries and 15 months allowances owed them by the state government. When THE LEADER visited the hospital, some offices such as the Administrative block, the Information Unit and others were locked and workers were seen loitering within the hospital premises, while majority of them gathered in front of the main gate beating drums and chanting solidarity songs. One of the staff told THE LEADER that the suspension of work began on Monday as…