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August 17, 2018

Obama cancels talks with Putin ahead of G-20 summit

President Barack Obama formally canceled a much-discussed visit to Moscow next month for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, citing a lack of progress in bilateral relations since Putin regained the presidency a year ago. Obama will still attend a G-20 summit in St. Petersburg in early September, but now will go to Sweden beforehand instead of stopping in Moscow to meet with Putin, the White House announced. “Following a careful review begun in July, we have reached the conclusion that there is not enough recent progress in our bilateral agenda with Russia to hold a U.S.-Russia Summit in early…

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…

Bishop Ukwuoma visits CKC Parish Abba

– Warns youths against immoral behaviour It was indeed a joyful day at Christ the King Parish, Abba Nwangele LGA, Imo State, Sunday 22nd June 2013, as the Chief Shepherd of the diocese, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma made a two-day familiarization visit to the parish.  The event began with a Holy Mass officiated by the Local Ordinary, assisted by the Parish Rector, Rev. Fr. Nich. Annudu. Delivering a homily during the Mass, Bishop Ukwuoma noted that his visit to the parish was in line with his pastoral work and official assignment. Bishop Ukwuoma enjoined Christians to remain faithful to God…

Obama starts long awaited Africa tour at Slave Port

Almost four centuries after Africans started being shipped to North America as slaves, the first U.S. president of African ancestry will on Thursday visit an infamous embarkation point for those destined for lives in chains. In his first – and, many Africans say, long-overdue – extended tour of the continent, President Barack Obama will focus on political and economic issues, but is also paying homage to a painful chapter in American history. On the first leg of his eight-day visit he is taking his family to the House of Slaves, a fort built in the late 18th century on Goree…

Why Obama shuns Nigeria – US

The United States of America Government has explained why President Barack Obama’s visit to three nations in Africa that started on Tuesday with Senegal does not include Nigeria. A statement issued by the Public Affairs section of the US Consular Office in Lagos noted that Obama’s visit was intentionally targeted to cover West, East and South Africa.  But beyond the geographic spread, the major plank in choice of the nations to visit was their democratic inclination and standing. The statement derived from a conference interview the Lagos office had with three key Obama aides – Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security…

Widow, family members, others escape death from food poisoning in Ohaji

-As couple dies after meal in PH The Ministry of Community Government and Chieftaincy Affairs has relocated to its permanent office at No. 14 Orlu Road Owerri, after being commissioned by Governor Okorocha. Commissioning the office complex, Owelle Rochas Okorocha said that Community Government Council (CGC) is government of the people for the people and by the people. He further said that development can only be achieved if powers are decentralized to the communities for them to manage their affairs. Responding shortly after the commissioning of the office, the Commissioner for Community Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Lady Barr. Ugochi Nnanna-Okoro…

Okorocha, Contractor trade blames – over N1.3bn contract

A N1.3billion contract for the building of an ultra-modern judiciary commission headquarters in Owerri, the Imo State capital awarded to Nnutouch Global Ventures is now a source of sharp trading of blames between Governor Rochas Okorocha and the Managing Director of the company, Dr. Osita Okereke. Problem began last week when the Governor after an inspection visit to the project site said that he had resolved to terminate the contract awarded in April 2012 owing to the failure of the contracting firm to deliver by April this year as contained in the Contract Agreement. But in a swift reaction, Dr….

Priest harps on need for compassionate heart – As Knights visit Parish

Christians have been enjoined to develop a heart of compassion, the type that enables one to feel for others and take their pains as one’s own. Rev. Fr. Vitalis Anyanwu, Parish Priest of St. Michael’s Catholic Church Ikembara in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State, gave this injunction in the homily he delivered during a Sunday Eucharistic celebration.  The occasion was the grassroots evangelization visit of the Owerri Chapter of Knights and Ladies of St. Mulumba (KSM) to the KSM Uzoagba Zone 5. The clergyman and principal celebrant, who concelebrated with Rev. Fr. Betrand Ujunwa, said that this was…

Archbishop of Canterbury’s visit to Pope Francis: ”Pope is an extraordinary humanity, on fire with the Spirit of Christ”

Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, met for the first time in the Vatican since they both took over leadership positions in their respective Churches mid-March. They got on very well together, according to persons accompanying them. They sat and talked together in private for over thirty minutes in the Pope’s library on June 14, with the aid of an interpreter. Afterwards they prayed together and had lunch together with their respective delegations, in the Domus Sancta Marta, the Vatican guesthouse where Pope Francis now lives. “It was a personal visit. And the private conversation with Pope…

Ikenegbu aglow as Archbishop Obinna visits Maria Goretti Parish

For more than one week, the residents of Ikenegbu Layout, a highbrow area of Owerri, Imo State capital, was agog, excitedly awaiting the Pastoral Visit of Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna, Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, to St. Maria Goretti Catholic Parish Ikenegbu.  Catholics and non-Catholics showed a loving interest in the maiden Pastoral Visit. It was therefore not surprising that the residents, trooped out in their large numbers to Wethedral Road, on Saturday, June 8, 2013, to receive the Archbishop and his entourage. Those who did not go for the boundary reception watched the prelates ”triumphant entry” into Ikenegbu from…

St. Thomas More fetes Ogbaku Spiritual Year Seminary

The heavy rains of Sunday, May 26, 2013 and the deplorable roads to the seminary were no deterrent enough to hold or dampen the spirit of the members of St. Thomas More Special Jurisdiction, New Owerri with their priest-in-charge, Rev. Fr. Dan Anyanwu to show their full support and encouragement to the formators and seminarians of Assumpta Spiritual Year Seminary, Ogbaku. The executives and some representatives of the Church gathered in their numbers to visit one of the formation grounds of the priests of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri.  They were warmly received by the Rector and seminarians.  Introducing the…

Shun Cultism – Archbishop Obinna Tells Holy Ghost College Students

… As He pays one day Pastoral  Visit to the School The catholic Archbishop of Owerri Archdiocese, His Grace Most Rev. Dr. A.J.V Obinna has charged the students of Holy Ghost College, Owerri to desist from social vices. His Grace stated this on Thursday 30th May 2013 during a pastoral visit at Holy Ghost College. He thanked God for such a day because the school was once a hotbed  for criminals but now it’s a place of decency and a home. He thanked God for saving the life of Fr. Cyprain Oguh, the Chaplain and principal of the school. He…

St. Cyprian’s Catholic Station Obokwe/Oburu now Special Jurisdiction

– Community wants Archbishop to intervene in their electricity problem It was jubilation galore on Saturday May 25, 2013 when His Grace, Most Rev. Anthony J. V. Obinna, the Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, announced the elevation of St. Cyprian’s Catholic Station Obokwe/Oburu (OB/OB), a station of Christ the King Catholic Church, Achara-Eziama Okpala Parish to the status of a special jurisdiction. He declared this during his pastoral visit to the Parish in which 112 candidates received the sacrament of confirmation. In their address of welcome, St. Cyprian’s Station Council expressed gratitude at the visit of Archbishop Obinna and pledged the…

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…

Jonathan imposes emergency rule on Adamawa, Borno, Yobe

President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.  However, the governors of the affected states are to continue in their constitutional roles.  In a nationwide radio/television broadcast on Tuesday, President Jonathan ordered the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Admiral Ola Sa’ad Ibrahim, to deploy more troops to the affected states for more effective internal security operations. The soldiers had been given full orders to take necessary action, within the ambit of their rules of engagement, to end the impunity of insurgents and terrorists. Full texts of the President’s broadcast on Tuesday, May 14,…

Archbishop Obinna visits St. Francis Chaplaincy, Dan Anyiam Staduim

-Dedicates church, confirms 125 The Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Archdiocese, Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna paid a pastoral visit to St. Francis of Assisi Dan Anyiam on Sunday, May 12, 2013. The Holy Mass was presided over by His Grace, Most Rev. A.J.V. Obinna, assisted by Rev. Fr. Jude Zimoha, the Chaplain, Fr. Alphonsus Oha, Fr. Longinus Chinagorom, Fr. George Nwachukwu, Fr. Kingsley Nze and Fr. George Ike. In his homily, the Archbishop said that St. Stephen was one of the seven deacons that spread the good news of Christ until his brothers, the Jews stoned him to death and…