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July 20, 2018

KSM: Mgbidi Sub-Council promotes six to 2nd Degree

The Knights of St. Mulumba Nigeria (KSM), Mater Ecclesiae Sub-Council Mgbidi, Orlu diocese has raised six brothers to the Second Degree.  The wives of the knights whom they call Sisters were similarly promoted. The investiture ceremony which took place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Mgbidi on June 30, 2013 started with a concelebrated Mass presided over by Rev. Fr. Ray Alaneme of Orlu diocese, assisted by the Parish Rector, Rev. Fr. Dr. Eugene Dike, his Assistant, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Ilozurike and the Sub-Council Chaplain, Rev. Fr. Francis Amadi. In his sermon during the Mass, Fr. Alaneme reflected on the readings…

30 guests hospitalized after eating “Ugba” – At child dedication ceremony

No fewer than thirty persons were reportedly rushed to various hospitals in Owerri and its environs after taking oil bean delicacy, known as ugba at a child dedication reception. The incident which took place on Sunday, June 23, came after eight members of a family died of suspected food poison (ugba delicacy) in Ngor Okpala not long ago. The June 23 incident, which was a child dedication ceremony (name withheld), took place at Grace Land Estate, Egbeada, Owerri, the residence of the host, after the dedication in a church at a highbrow area of Owerri. The said oil bean was…

10 years after, corpse of ‘missing’ woman found in son’s cupboard in Imo

The sleepy Ezuru Umuagwu village in Ejemekwuru Community, Oguta LGA, was roused on May 11, 2013 following the discovery of the embalmed corpse of a 78-year-old woman, Mrs. Lucy Osigwe who was earlier declared missing in 2003. The Ambush Squad of the Nigeria Police Force Imo State Command, discovered the body on May 11, following a tip-off. The dried body was found in the cupboard of her son, Dr. Chimezie Bede Osigwe, a 64-year-old retired school principal who has been a strong believer and member of Guru Maharaji Sect. It was revealed that the embalmed body has been in that…

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…

A jewel in his Crown

In his hay days, Pius Ukaga was a simple, easygoing, ever smiling, hardworking and amiable man. Agriculturist by profession, when he became Eze Obibi in 2003, he took those qualities with him, aided by a reliable cabinet, peaceful community, supportive children, especially a resourceful first son. But the jewel in his crown was his Emii-born witty wife, a diligent and resilient woman, the Eze’s one and only spouse and companion of 55 years. It is she, the Ugoeze, who has held his hand in good and bad times. With her by his side, there was no obstacle the crown couldn’t…