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August 15, 2018

Archbishop Obinna bags award at NINLAN …For promoting Igbo Language

The Catholic Archbishop of  Owerri Ecclesiastical Province, His Grace Most Rev. Anthony Obinna and the Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), Prof. Bappah Aliyu Muhammed, have urged the Federal Government to give more support to the National Institute for Nigerian Languages (NINLAN), Aba, for it to fulfill its given mandate on the development of Nigerian languages. The Archbishop and the Executive Secretary spoke in Aba at the official opening ceremony of a three- day National Stakeholders’ Conference on Acculturation with the theme “Building a United and Peaceful Nation through Acculturation”. In his remarks, on the…

FUTO holds Intellectual Products Exhibition

The 2013 FUTO Intellectual Products Exhibition tagged FUTOLITE has ended at the university’s convocation arena, July 2.  It was declared open by the Chairman of the 10th Governing Council of the University, Dr. (Chief) E.M.I. Enemuo. In his opening remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Chigozie Asiabaka said that the institution was established in 1981 as a foremost university of technology in the country with a mandate among others to “operate practical and result-oriented programmes and training geared towards transforming the nation’s economy from consumer-oriented with a sound technological base”. By this mandate, FUTO was commissioned to be the hub of technological…

KSJ 422 celebrates birth of John the Baptist – commissions security house

Knights of St. John International (KSJ) Holy Cross Commandary, and their Ladies Auxiliary (LAUX) 350 Owerri, last Sunday, June 30, 2013 celebrated the birthday of the patron Saint of the Ancient and Nobel Order, St. John the Baptist. The Grand finale of the week-long activity –packed celebration were: the two-day seminar featuring talks by two distinguished personalities- ”Who is John the Baptist and what does he stand for?” by Prof. Goody Obodo and ”Waves of Doctrine” by Major Peter Opara, the Worthy President. There were also Sunday Eucharist celebration at the Maria Assumpta Cathedral, Special Awards and commissioning of the…

Prof. Celestine Onwuliri; A demise that would continue to live in our minds – Msgr Theo Nwalo

– As family commissions academic block for Major Seminary Activities slated to mark the one-year remembrance of Prof. Celestine Onwuliri who died in Lagos in the ill-fated Dana air crash which occurred on June 3rd, 2012 have been concluded with a memorial Mass at St. Jude’s Catholic Parish Amuzi Mbaise and the commissioning of a Philosophy Block built in memory of Prof. C. Onwuliri at the Seat of Wisdom Major Seminary Ariam, Abia State on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June respectively. The Mass which witnessed a mammoth crowd of people who came from all walks of life had Msgr….

Prof. Viola Onwuliri commissions Ultra-Modern School Gate at Amuzi

– Harps on Education as short-cut to bigmanism One of the activities lined up for the one-year memorial of late Prof. C.O.E. Onwuliri (KSJI), the immediate past Vice-Chancellor of Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) is the commissioning of an ultra-modern school gate of Community Secondary School Amuzi, Ahiazu LGA Mbaise, which took place Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs State I, Prof. Viola Onwuliri (LAUX), wife of the late former Vice-Chancellor. Before her arrival, the students and their teachers filed out from the school gate to the Eke Amuzi market to accord her a…

FUTO VC counts blessings, challenges – After two years in office

The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Prof. Chigozie C. Asiabaka (KSM) was two years in office on June 19, 2013, having assumed office on June 19, 2011. To mark the second anniversary as the 6th substantive Vice-Chancellor of FUTO, Prof. Asiabaka addressed the press, June 17, during which he counted his blessings, prospects and challenges. Reflecting on the past two years, Asiabaka said: “We have indeed made remarkable and commendable progress towards re-positioning this university to world class standard”, adding that the laudable success which they have recoded so far would not have been possible without the support…

Prof. Onwuliri’s Memorial Mass: – Don’t let sorrow, disappointment becloud your vision

–        Priest tells FUTO KSJ family Christians have been advised not to allow sorrows or disappointments to rob them of their faith in God or to becloud their vision. Rev. Fr. Dr. Jude Ike, Chaplain, St. Thomas Aquinas Chaplaincy, Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) gave the advice recently while delivering a homily at a memorial Mass to mark one year of the death of former Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. C.O.E. Onwuliri.  The Mass was requested by Knights of St. John International (KSM) FUTO Family. The homilist said that it was natural for one to feel depressed when sorrows…

2013 Odenigbo Committee Inaugurated

The Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna, Catholic Archbishop of Owerri and founder Odenigbo lecture series has inaugurated the Committee to organize this year’s Owerri Archdiocesan Day/Odenigbo lecture. The 90-man Committee is headed by Mr. Paschal O. J. Ihemedu with Prof. Obiajulu Emejulu as Secretary. Inaugurating the Committee on Monday, June 10,  at the Assumpta Secretariat Hall Owerri, Archbishop Obinna expressed satisfaction with the progress of the lecture series, stressing that “it is yielding fruits, especially among our English-Speaking Igbo”. He recalled years when people, who addressed public gatherings in Igbo language were regarded as illiterates, saying that “today the reverse…

Calvary Intercessory Association celebrates 20th anniversary – Extols Spiritual Directors

Members of Calvary Intercessory Association (CIA) comprising more than eight dioceses from eight states in Nigeria, notably: Ekiti in Ekiti State, Ibadan in Oyo State, Awka in Anambra State, Umuahia in Abia State, Auchi in Edo State, Ahiara in Imo State, Issele-Uku in Delta State, Ondo in Ondo State and Mina diocese in the making, gathered in their numbers at St. Joseph’s Catholic parish Ushi, Ekiti Diocese, May 31 – June 2, 2013 and celebrated the 20th anniversary of their cherished association. The Eucharistic celebration was presided over by Rev. Msgr. Edward Ogidan and concelebrated by Rev. Frs. Raph Osegboun,…

No buying of Text-Books from Lecturers – VC tells students

-As IMSU SUG inaugurates Exco The students of the Imo State University, Owerri have been warned seriously to desist from illegal levies charged by their lectures.  This was part of the address made by the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the university on May 28, 2013 at the school auditorium during the inauguration of 12-man executive members of the Student Union Government (SUG) 14th Republic. In his address, the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Ukachukwu Awuzie thanked the Governor of the State, Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha on his efforts at making the university a focal point of his administration.  According to…

Owerri Laity Council kicks-off Outreach visit to Parishes

-Begins with Emekuku Zone 1 In order to sensitize the laity on the need to be more active in their apostolate, the Owerri Archdiocesan Catholic Laity Council has embarked on interactive outreach visit to parishes in the Archdiocese. The outreach programme kicked-off on May 26, at Mt. Carmel Parish Emekuku for all the parishes in Zone One. Addressing representatives of the parishes in the zone, the Chairman of Owerri Archdiocesan Catholic Laity Council (OACLCN), Engr. (Prof.) C.D. Okereke (KSM) said the outreach programme was part and parcel of its work-plan in 2013 to visit parishes at zonal level to sensitize…

International Health Conference Ends In FUTO

Nigerians are careless with their health – Asiabaka A three-day international health conference has ended at the Federal University of technology Owerri (FUTO), May 23. The conference with the theme: Global Health: Issues, Challenges and Management, was organized by the Centre for Women, Gender and Development Studies in collaboration with the Institute of Environmental Health Technology, FUTO. In her welcome address, the Acting Director, Centre for Women, Gender and Development Studies FUTO, Dr. Mrs. Ihuoma Asiabaka defined global health as the health of people in a global contest and transcends the perspectives and concerns of individual nations.  “It is about…

Some Vice-Chancellors, Rectors are power drunk – Prof. Jude Njoku, former FUTO VC

Many Nigerian leaders, including heads of universities and tertiary institutions become power dunk on assumption of duty, forgetting that sooner or later they will step down from their Olympian heights and become ordinary citizens. Prof. Jude Ejike Njoku, made the observation in a paper he delivered at the First Foundation Lecture of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) Imo State, May 16. In the lecture titled: “Academic Research and Leadership: A Challenging Experience”, Prof. Njoku reminded Vice-Chancellors and others that they hold power in trust for God and humanity and therefore should use them judiciously and with the fear…

Silver Jubilee anniversary: An act of thanksgiving – Bishop Ukwuoma

–     As Prof. & Mrs. Tony Uzoma clock 25 years in marriage It was all joy and merriments as Prof. Anthony Uwandu-Uzoma and Mrs. Beatrice Ifeyinwa Uzoma marked their silver jubilee wedding anniversary at St. Gregory’s Catholic Parish Amaigbo, Nwangele LGA, Imo State on Saturday, May 11, 2013. The silver jubilee celebration commenced with a concelebrated Eucharistic Mass presided over by the chief shepherd of Orlu diocese, Most Rev. Dr. A.T. Ukwuoma and assisted by about 50 priests from different dioceses of Igboland, including Very Rev. Fr. Patrick Ibole, Vicar-General Owerri Archdiocese, Rev. Fr. Dr. Alphonsus Oha, Chancellor, Owerri Archdiocese…