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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…

House of horror: Silence grips home of Ngor Okpala poison victims

The house of the victims of the food poison in Egbelu, Nguru Umuowa community in Ngor Okpala was almost scary; the silence around the house was frightening as even fowls in the compound felt the impact of the cold hands of death.  Our reporter,  who visited the deserted house said that it took the courage of a journalist to come close to the house where the meal that wiped out the family of eight stood above. Few villagers who walked across the compound took a conscious glance at the home of the Nwosus as if to say, “Woe betides this…

MEN OF GOD AS DEMIGODS IN NIGERIA (2)

See previous article “MEN OF GOD AS  DEMIGODS IN NIGERIA (1) “ The use of the title “man of God” as passport to wealth, power and stardom partly accounts for the unhealthy proliferation of churches in the country. General unemployment is perhaps a remote factor, but people would not have been so much drawn to church business if it were not seen as a short-cut to wealth, power and stardom. Some of the “men of God” mentioned earlier keep featuring in the list of the richest and most influential men in the world today. Benefiting more from this whole scenario,…

How widow, six children Died after meal in Ngor-Okpala

– Please help me bury them: Only son appeals to Govt, Individuals When Mr. Masky Nwosu, 29, entered THE LEADER office in Owerri on Wednesday, there was a haunted look in his eyes.  He looked harassed, worried and extremely terrified.  He was accompanied by his brother-in-law, Mr. Eugene Emeana and his cousin, Ikechukwu Emeana. Masky lost his mother and six sisters in mysterious circumstances within two days, May 30–31, 2013.  He probably would have been a victim if he was at home.  He escaped the tragedy because he was at Onitsha, where he was looking for a job. Narrating the…

Msgr. Emma Ogu celebrates 40th anniversary of priesthood

It was another remarkable day in the life of Very Rev. Msgr. Emma Onyebuchi Ogu, Spiritual Director, Mater Ecclesiae Seminary Nguru Aboh Mbais as he celebrated 40 years of his priestly ordination on April 28, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Parish Umunama. He was ordained priest on April 28 1973. The celebration attracted a cream of the society, priests and religious, members of the House of Senate, House of Representative, Honourable Members of Imo State House of Assembly, Knights of the Church, Royal Fathers and top civil servants. Delivering the homily at the solemn Mass presided over by Msgr. Emma Ogu…