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May 21, 2018

Don’t wait to be given power, grab it – Rector Fedpoly, Dr. Mrs. C.U. Njoku charges women

Women must not sit and wait for men to surrender power to them, whether in politics, government, organizations and institutions; they have to grab it. The Rector, Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri, Dr. (Mrs.) Celestina Njoku gave the charge in a keynote paper she presented during the 2017 International Women’s Day Celebration organized by the Institute of Women Gender and Development Studies, Federal University of Technology Owerri, April 6. However, Dr. Njoku added a caveat; “for women to grab power, they must be intellectually sound, emotionally stable, politically vibrant, culturally liberated, socially fit and economically independent.” Dr. Njoku who spoke on…

Women, youths need to be engaged meaningfully through mechanized agriculture – Hon. Onwudiwe

It is gradually and steadily becoming obvious to every Nigerian that one of the most pitiable feats in the annals of the nation’s calendar since Independence was the nonchalant attitude and neglect the oil boom of the 70s brought to agriculture. And till this day, unarguably this ugly state of affairs has continued to take toll on the psyche of many, especially the youths. Despite the alarming rate of unemployment in the country, not many of them want to take up agriculture as a profession. Good number of them do not even think it is a worthwhile venture. They still…

3,000 Ebonyi women farmers ask herdsmen to leave their community

About 3,000 Ishiagu women in Ebonyi state yesterday, staged a peaceful protest to the Palace of the traditional ruler of the community, HRH Ezego Moses Ngele, against the destruction of farm crops by herdsmen. The women, comprising mostly peasant elderly farmers, marched peacefully to the palace of the monarch, where they demanded urgent action to end the alleged indiscriminate destruction of cash crops and other farm produce by herdsmen grazing their cattle in the area. Hide quoted text They chanted solidarity songs and brandished green leaves as they urged the traditional ruler to prevail on the herdsmen to stop using…

SOLAD Osuagwu Commends Itu Women August Meeting

Itu Ezinihitte Community Women August Meeting better known as “Oha Ndom Itu” in Ezinihitte LGA, which started Tuesday, August 27, 2013 came to a successful end, Thursday, August 29, 2013 at ‘Oha Ndom Itu’ hall with the Ezinihitte Local Government SOLAD, Hon. Dr. Kelechi Osuagwu giving the mothers accolades for their credible performance. The three-day programme featured many activities including plucking of ‘Mkpuru Omumu’ which was one of the major sources of raising funds for developmental projects in their community. On his arrival at the Women’s August Meeting venue, Wednesday, August 28, 2013, the SOLAD, Hon. Dr. Kelechi Osuagwu was…

Oboama Women inaugurates Security outfit – OWASU

The Women August Meeting, which usually characterizes fund-raising activities meetings, lectures, funfairs etc., throughout Mbaise and Imo State in general for Oboama Women Association (OWA) in Ezinihitte LGA, Mbaise this year took a dramatic turn by not only encompassing the obvious, but scaled to the height of inaugurating a security outfit to be known as Oboama Women Association Security Unit, OWASU, that ensures orderliness within the environs of the OWA August meetings. This OWA Police, which is the ingenuity of Mrs. Rose Anawanti, the OWA President, Mrs. Pauline Nwachukwu, Vice-President and the OWA Exco, was lauded by Imo State Assistant…

August Meeting as a vehicle of development

This year’s August Meeting, the one-week annual reunion of the women wing of Home and Abroad unions of autonomous communities in the South-Eastern States, is now in progress. The occasion which started as a yearly gathering of women in some communities and as a vehicle for moral rearmament and community development at first merely served to remind them of their domestic responsibilities while meting out sanctions to defaulters as appropriate.  Over the years, this laudable post-civil war get-together, spread throughout the region, while enlarging its agenda to become a formidable vehicle of community development, both in infrastructure and capacity building….

August Meeting

As this year’s “August Meeting” draws near, a lot of anticipations and preparations are made in order to make it a fruitful one.  Women from all over the world, especially the married Igbo women flock back home for this annual meeting. It is during this meeting that decisions are made for the betterment of the Igbo women and the community at large.  This very meeting of theirs is taken very seriously, in the sense that anyone who fails to attend it pays a fine (especially those who have been mandated). The concept of the meetings evolved from the annual mass…

Royal Father Survives Assassination in Imo – Abducted wife rescued, Women Protest

His Royal Highness, Eze Engr. B.N. Nwokeke, Nkwume II,of Nkwumeato Autonomous, Community, lhitte-Uboma L.G.A of Imo State narrowly escaped death on Friday, August 2, 2O13 as a rampaging gang of three shot him severally and took his wife away to an unknown destination.  The incident took place in his palace at about 4pm on the ill feted day. An eye witness, a native, who spoke to our reporter on condition of anonymity, said that he saw HRH Eze Nwokeke drive past the route to his residence from Oriembara at top speed.  “I have never seen the Royal Father drive at…

Religious Leaders in Central African Republic Pray for Peace

… As Rebel Forces Overthrow Government in Violent Coup Religious leaders of Bouar, Central African Republic have called for a day of prayer for peace on August 12th. Currently the country is in turmoil after Seleka, a rebel coalition, overthrew the government and installed rebel leader Michel Djotodia as president. According to Fides Agency, Fr. Aurelio Gazzera, a Carmelite missionary, the initiative was taken during the meeting of religious leaders held in Bouar on July 19. The meeting was attended by 31 people representing Catholics, Protestants and Muslims. The religious leaders also prepared a message that was read in the…

THE TEN ‘I’s THAT BREAK THE HOME (5)

As October 1 draws near

REMEDIES TO INFIDELITY Avoid other bad habits: The worst way to conquer evil is by the aid of evil (Cf. Mark 3:20-30). Two wrongs cannot make a right. It is wrong for a couple to become addicted to another bad habit simply because the partner has taken to extra marital affairs. For instance, some couples indulge in alcohol and become drunk as palliative to the effects of infidelity. Some learn to keep away late also to solve such problems. Others too look for extra marital partners to fill in the vacuum created by their man or woman. Others still become…

FUTOWA HOLDS 3RD ANNUAL PRAYER SUMMIT

The Federal University of Technology, Owerri Women Association (FUTOWA) recently observed the 3rd Annual Family Day Celebration with a prayer summit in the company of FUTO staff and students and women of host communities. The occasion with the theme “THE FAMILY THAT PRAYS TOGETHER, STAYS TOGETHER” featured prayers on the various points such as prayer for FUTO community, the Vice Chancellor and family, FUTOWA president and executive members and families all over the world. Others were prayers for students against moral decadence, for peaceful co-existence on host communities, Imo State and Nigeria in general. Preaching the sermon at the service…

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…

New Yorkers Welcome Defeat of Abortion Bill

“A Remarkable Victory for Unborn Children” Here is a statement from the New York State Catholic Conference, which represents the Bishops of New York State in public policy matters: The failure of a last-ditch hostile amendment to try to effect passage of the Abortion Expansion Act is a remarkable victory for unborn children, as well as vulnerable women and girls who so often face unrelenting societal and family pressure to abort. The result is, quite literally, the answer to prayer. More accurately, it is the answer to millions of prayers by men, women and children of every faith from every…

LESBIANISM: The Re-birth Of “Sodom And Gomorah” In Imo State

It is very sad to note that a very alarming and dangerous trend called “Lesbianism” is now sweeping our young innocent girls off their feet at an alarming speed here in our state.   PARENTS & GUARDIANS: After reading this piece, it might shock you to find out that some of your daughters are now Lesbians. Our innocent girls in secondary and even primary schools are the most “vulnerable ones” and victims of their “unsuspecting already Lesbian friends”.   DANGEROUS WITCHES IN OUR MIDST (Lesbians) or Call them “GENTLE LIONS” turns out finally to be witches. Who are these Lesbians?…

Pope Francis Sends Letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron

– Pontiff Responds to Letter Sent by British PM Regarding G8 Summit Priorities On Sunday, the Holy See made public a letter sent by Pope Francis to the British Prime Minister David Cameron prior to the G8 summit that was held 18-19th June in Northern Ireland. The letter was sent in response to a message sent by Prime Minister Cameron to the Holy Father in June 5th. In his letter to Pope Francis, the British Prime Minister said that he would use his presidency of the G8 summit to help developing countries achieve sustainable development. “Your Holiness has spoken eloquently…

War in Enugu Catholic Church – Youths invade Catholic Church with masquerades, destroy altar, crucifix

Uneasy calm reigns in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Ogugu in Awgu Catholic Diocese, Enugu State, following an attack on worshippers by some youths during an evening programme held as part of this year’s Easter celebration. The parishioners had been working hard to rehabilitate the Church that was recently handed back to the Catholic Church by the Governor Sullivan Chime administration before hell was let loose by the dissident youth allegedly sponsored by three prominent members of the community. The youths who allegedly refused to acknowledge the leadership of the town union, Ogugu Progressive General Assembly (OPGA), were said to have…

Your Health Your Fertility

It’s not something that’s often talked about but are you aware that the state of your health can impact on your fertility. Making some simple lifestyle changes may help in improving your chances of conceiving naturally. Here are 6 lifestyle changes you can make to help boost your fertility: 1. Maintain a healthy weight or take the necessary steps to get to a healthy weight. A study done found that overweight or obese women,  take nearly  twice as long to conceive as healthy weight women and underweight women, take nearly four times as long). 2. Maintain a healthy balanced diet,…

Woman loses arms, legs while taking injection for Bigger Bottom

A Mother of two has narrated how her quest for a bigger bottom left her a quadruple amputee. Apryl Michelle Brown had black-market silicone injections which turned out to be BATHROOM SEALANT. It left her in agony and led to her losing her hands and feet, as well as her buttocks. The 46-year-old former hairdresser blames “vanity” and wants to warn others of the terrible dangers of such illegal treatments. Apryl said: “I’ve paid a terrible price for vanity and I’ll pay for the rest of my life. But I blame no one but myself. “I want to share my…

Women of letters honoured in Owerri – Including Dr. Mrs. Joy Oguh

The Director of Continuing Education and Part-Time Studies of Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo, Dr. (Mrs.) Nneoma Joy Oguh (LSM) has advised women to be equipped with the great tool of education in order to prepare themselves for full participation in national development. She noted that women education when attained will enhance women in the world of excellence, labour and productivity, fulfillment, integrity and dignity. Dr. (Mrs.) Oguh stated this at a forum for celebration of Ladies of Letters and Womanhood organized by Imo Network of Professionals in conjunction with Opinion Research Communications Inc. in Owerri. Dr. (Mrs.) Oguh – a…

Lady Ruth Duruiheoma: A woman must do her duty

If you think days are gone for the traditional woman, who cooks, cleans and looks after her husband and children, then you should have a word with Lady Ruth Duruiheoma.   A career woman, leader, wife and mother of five children, Lady Ruth is the Maria Assumpta Parish CWO President and head of her town Union, Umuma Isiaku in LGA.  She’s a busy woman with many meetings to attend, even on weekends and public holidays.  Yet the would-be grandmother joggles her responsibilities wisely to ensure they don’t clash with her primary duties as a wife.  According to her, the family…