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August 15, 2018

St. Joseph’s Parish Umualumaku honours Nze Richard Ukawuilu with Ezinna Award

St. Joseph's Parish Umualumaku honours Nze Richard Ukawuilu with Ezinna Award

  As part of the weeklong activities marking the 2018 father’s day celebration, the Catholic Men Organization of St. Joseph’s parish Umualumaku Ehime Mbano L.G.A. appreciated the selfless contributions to the growth of the church by Nze Richard Ukawuilu. For this, he was honoured with “Ezinna Nwere Ugwu” (respectable Christian Father) on Sunday 13th May, 2018. Ezinna Richard Ukawuilu, native of Umudimokoro, Umualumaku umueze Autonomous Community, was formerly an Aba-based Metal Constructor and Managing Director of Rich Motors who later relocated to Gabon where he veered into fabrics and clothing business with business outfit known as Ets Rich Commence PORT’GENTIL…

St. Joseph Umualumaku marks Father’s Day 

…Honours parishioners with Ezinna awards Rev. Fr. Anthony Dieme, Parish Priest, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Umualumaku, Ehime-Mbano LGA celebrated the Eucharist on Sunday May 13, 2018 heralding the Father’s Day celebration. 18 parishioners who distinguished themselves in their selfless services to the church were honoured at the occasion. Fr. Dieme concelebrated with Rev. Frs. Henry Obi (Curate), Kingsley Eze and Very Rev. Fr. Athenasius Owunna, the Okigwe Diocesan CMO Chaplain. In his homily, Fr. Henry Obi observed that he who abides in love abides in God and God abides in him. According to him, Jesus prayed for unity among the…

Nze Romanus Okorobia goes home

  Rev. Fr. Anthony Dieme, Parish Priest, St. Joseph Catholic Church Umualumaku, Ehime Mbano LGA celebrated the Eucharist at the funeral Mass of late Nze Romanus Nwehie Okorobia on Friday March, 2018. In his homily, Rev. Fr. Augustine Obilor posited that we have only two most important days in the life of anyone, the date of birth and day of death. He harped on the inevitability of death which levels the rich, the poor, the aged, the young, women and the men. According to him, people preoccupy themselves with things of the world, while life is ephemeral. He expressed worry…

Ezinne Matilda Nnakwe laid to rest

Ezinne Matilda Nnakwe laid to rest

  Rev. Fr. Henry Obi curate, St. Joseph Parish Umualumaku Ehime Mbano Local Government Area celebrated the Eucharist at the requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of late Ezinne Matilda  Chinagorom Nnakwe on 2′ February, 2018. He concelebrated with very Rev. Frs. Maurice Jiwike, Chibuike Okeagu, Joseph Aladejanah and Fr. Stephen Omokoba (both Priests came from Ondo Diocese). In his homily, Rev. Fr. Chibuike Okeagu postulated that death is a bitter pill for all mortals. According to him, death is no respecter of persons, age, sex, tribe, creed or religion. He made reference to the scriptures quoting Wisdom…

Christians should persevere like job – Fr. Dieme

    …As Dr. Nwoke gives thanks to God Rev. Fr. Tony Dieme, Parish Priest St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Umualumaku, Ehime Mbano L.G.A. celebrated the Eucharist at the thanksgiving anniversary Mass for the repose of deceased Sir Longinus Nwoke (land-cruiser) on Sunday 4th February, 2018. In his homily, Rev. Fr. Anthony Dieme dwelt on the Lamentation of Job. How he acquired wealth and raised up a good family but lost all his investments and family one after the other. He gave thanks to God for the gift of Job whose life and peculiarities calls for understanding that all that glitters…

Good mothers are role models – Fr Dieme

…As CWO St Joseph Umualumaku honours parishioners Ever smiling Rev. Fr. Anthony Dieme, Parish Priest, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Umualumaku, Ehime Mbano L.G.A celebrated the Eucharist on Sunday 20th August 2017 heralding the conferment of honour to a select number of distinguished female parishioners drawing curtain on the activities of the Home and Abroad August Meeting for the year. Fr, Dieme was assisted by Rev. Fr. Christian Obioha. In his homily, the Parish Priest eulogized the founders and initiators of the annual August meeting where women cross fertilize ideas, appraise communal problems and proffer solutions that translate into giant developmental…

Enugu: Bishop Onaga ordains 3 Cistercian priests at Awhum Monastery

…As Rev Fr Wilson Amadi vows to serve God The Catholic bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Callistus Onaga ordained three Cistercian priests at Our Lady of Mount Calvary Cistercian Abbey Awhum, on Saturday 5th August 2017. The three ordained priests include, Rev. Fr. Maria Wilson Onwudiwe Gabriel Amadi (O.C.S.O) who hails from Alaiyi – Umudibia in Umualumaku, Ehime-Mbano LGA of Imo State, Rev. Fr. Matthew Onuh Mary- Magdalene (O.C.S.O.) and Rev. Fr. Orode Godfrey Oghenekparobo Ovieboro (O.C.S.O.) Bishop Onaga concelebrated the Mass with many priests including, Rev. Fr. Anthony Dieme, Parish Priest, St. Joseph Catholic Church Umualumaku and…

Chief & Lolo L.A. Osuagwu celebrate Golden Jubilee Anniversary

Rev. Fr. Gerald Osuagwu, former Parish Priest St. Theresa Umunakanu, celebrated the Eucharist at the 50th Golden Jubilee Anniversary of the Holy Matrimony of his parents. Chief and Lolo Innocent Osuagwu (KSM) at St. Joseph Parish, Umualumaku, Ehime L.G.A Imo State on Thursday 29th December 2016. Fr. Osuagwu concelebrated the Mass with a retinue of Priests who included, Very Rev. Frs. Cajethan Ehiem, Vicar-General, Okigwe Diocese, Rev. Frs. Alex Onyemata, Nathaniel Ezenwa, Culbeit Okeke, Donald Obi, Eric Mouneke, Richard Agbayi, Barr Oliver Mbagwa, Anthony NwaohiriJ Kelechi Uzuegbu, Desmond Iberieme, Peter Anyanwu, Eze Christian, Christian Obioha, Tony Dieme, Dr. B.A.A Osuji…

Armed robbers attack St Joseph Parish Umualumaku … Rob priests

Fighting crime as a collective responsibility

A 5-man robbery gang unleashed mayhem on three Reverend Fathers at St. Joseph Catholic Church Umualumaku, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State on the early hours of Monday 1st August 2015. The armed robbery gang dispossessed the trio of valuables which include phones, laptops, cash, wrist watches and other valuables after tying up the priests with ropes and clothes. Among the victims of the gruesome attack include, Rev. Frs. Anthony Dieme, Parish Priest, Christian Obioha, (the curate) and Very Rev. Fr. Innocent Obiukwu, a resident cleric who is taking refuge at the Parish after surviving an onslaught from…

American based Nurse gives free medicare in Ehime Mbano

Succor came the way of over 2,000 persons with health challenges in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State as an American based Nurse, Mrs Angela Akasike, recently provided free Medicare to them at various communities in the area. Among the benefiting communities include Agbaghara-Nsu, Umunohu, Umuduru, Umuakagu, Umuopara, Umualumaku and Umuezeala where patients suffering from various ailments were given free Medical attention. Some of .the ailments addressed include high blood pressure, Arthritis, Malaria, Pains, eye infections, typhoid and sundry medical conditions. – The medical team also screened for blood sugar and pressure. Mrs. Akasike Angela, an  America  based…

Parents must have faith in God – Priest warns

  …As little Chidera goes to Church Married couples have been advised to have faith in God who provides his riches in glory. Rev. Fr. Christian Obioha gave this admonition during the dedication of little Miss Chidera Goodness Augustine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chika Aririatu at St. Joseph’s Parish Umualumaku on Sunday, July 19th, 2015. In his homily at the Eucharist celebration, the Assistant Parish Priest reminded the parishioners about the sermon of the previous week which dwelt on people who work against the priests, disciples, the church and the laity. According to him, the ordained priest deserves prayers…

Armed robbers attack motorists in Ehime-Mbano – As truck load of poultry feed crashes into stream

The truck lying prostrate with the wares of poultry feed Rampaging dare devil gang of armed robbers attacked motorists plying the Onitsha-Umuahia road near the oil mill at Umunakanu Ama, Ehime-Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State on Friday, Jun 19, 2015. Narrating the ugly incident to THE LEADER, one of the victims of the crime, Emma Okeke, a truck driver with vehicle registration number SE 524 ASN, said  “As I was driving a consignment of poultry feed from Onitsha en-route to Umuahia, a Mercedes V-Boot car overtook my truck dangerously as I was descending the thorough fare near a…

Fr Tobias Okoro decries high rate of unemployment in Nigeria

– Solicits Support for St. Vincent De Paul skill acquisition centre The Parish Priest of St. Brides Catholic Church Pitlochery, Scotland in United Kingdom, Rev. Fr. Dr Tobias Okoro has come out smoking hot against the high rate of unemployment ravaging his motherland, Nigeria like a holocaust. According to him, unemployment breeds poverty, diminishes human value and promotes crime, prostitution, kidnapping, youth restiveness, armed robbery, drug addiction, trafficking and other sundry debilitating societal ills, he said. Dr Okoro listed further emergent consequences of unemployment to include human trafficking, corruption, child theft, and all other militating vices. Rev Fr. Tobias Okoro,…

2015: Shun imposition of candidates – Prof. Nnamdi Obiareri advises voters

A legal luminary, Prof. Nnamdi Obiareri has enjoined political power brokers in Imo State to allow democracy flourish by allowing the people choose who will best represent their interest. Prof. Nnamdi Obiareri gave this advice during a courtesy visit to political stakeholders at Umualumaku, Ehime Mbano L.G.A. of Imo state, March 14, 2014. He told our reporter that it is undemocratic, despicable, condemnable, unacceptable and against the tenets of the rule of law, African Charter on Human Rights and acceptable democratic practice when political leaders impose their preferred candidates on the people. The politician believed that the nascent democracy should…

Major-Gen. Alphonsus Chukwu Unity Cup kicks off in Ehime Mbano

A football tournament sponsored by Major-General Alphonsus Chukwu, Kogi State Director of Nigerian Army Records was kicked-off on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at St. Ignatius Secondary School field Ehime Mbano LGA of Imo State. The football competition is being competed by all the autonomous communities in Ehime-Mbano LGA.  Among the teams involved in the competition include Umuezeala, Umunumo, Umualumaku, Umuakanu, Ikpe Nsu and Umueze II/Umueleke. Others include Ihitte Nsu, Nzerem, Agbaja and Umukabia. THE LEADER spoke with Major-General Alphonsus Chukwu on the reason for sponsoring the tournament and he postulated that it is a veritable avenue to promote unity among…

Rev. Fr. Tony Dieme: A Priest With Passion For Service

Parish priest of St. Joseph Catholic Church Umualumaku Ehime-Mbano LGA of Imo State, Rev. Fr. Tony Dieme marked one year in office as shepherd of the flock on Sunday, October 2013. In his homily, Fr. Dieme harped on the need for the parishioners to have faith in God who is able to solve their problems. The celebrant enjoined the congregation to constantly pray for increase in faith. He observed that the Apostles encouraged the early Christians to believe in the Trinity of one God, resurrection, efficacy of prayers and life after death. According to him, those who have faith in…

CWO St. Joseph Umualumaku, Ehime Mbano ends August meeting

– Honours Dr. Mrs. Joy Oguh The Catholic Women Organization (CWO) of St. Joseph’s Parish Umualumaku, Ehime-Mbano LGA on Sunday, August 25, 2013 conferred the “Pillar of CWO Award” on Nneoma Dr. Mrs. Joy Oguh. Dr. Mrs. Oguh was singled out for the award for her unrelenting philanthropy and generosity to the less privileged members of the society.  She was eulogized for her rare financial and material support to the development of projects in the church and community generally. Glowing encomiums were paid for her role in providing education, clothes, welfare and quality wrappers and materials to the widows, orphans…

Nwoke family builds Grotto for St. Joseph Parish Umualumaku to Mark Golden Jubilee of Sir/Lady C.E. Nwoke’s Marriage

It was with pomp and pageantry that Sir and Lady Christian Nwoke celebrated the golden jubilee anniversary of their wedding on Saturday 10th August 2013, at St Joseph Catholic Parish, Umualumaku, Ehime Mbano LG.A. Imo State. A concelebrate pontifical Mass by the Local Ordinary of Okigwe Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Solomon Amatu was the high point of the uncommon event. In his homily, Bishop Amatu commended Sir /Lady Nwoke for their exemplary married life and for their contribution to the growth of Church and society. The prelate said the couple puts God first in all their activities and brought up…

Fake seminarian nabbed at St. Joseph’s Parish Umualumaku

“Every day is for the thief, but one day is for the owner of the house”, says the Bible. This biblical emphatic statement played itself out on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Umualumaku Ehime Mbano LGA of Imo State as a fake seminarian; Kenneth (surname withheld) was apprehended by irate parishioners and given a beaten of his life. He was later handed over to the police by the Parish Priest of St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish, Rev. Fr. Tony Dieme. The impostor, who has many names to his credit, met his waterloo after concerted exploitation of parishioners and unsuspecting victims at…

St. Jude’s Society applauds Sir F.O. Njoku

Former Chairman of CMO Assumpta Parish Owerri, Chief F.O. Njoku has received kudos from members of St. Jude Society Ehime Mbano LGA of Imo State. The appreciation by members of St. Jude’s Society is sequel to the investiture of Chief Ferdinand Njoku as Nnaoha and Patron of Assumpta Parish CMO which was held at Assumpta Cathedral recently. In his homily at the Mass preceding the investiture, Rev. Fr. Andrew Nkwocha, Cathedral Administrator of Assumpta Parish urged the rich to reduce poverty in the society by empowering the poor, the weak, the oppressed, the elderly, the widows and the orphans so…