Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Imo health boss swings into action






The new Commission for Health in Imo State, Dr. (Lady) Angela Uwakwem, has announced plans to equip rural hospitals with men and materials.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Monitor family access to Internet, TV - Christians charged




Christians have been enjoined to closely monitor what their family members watch in the internet, televisions and other electronic media so as to ensure that godly values are maintained.

Bishop harps on need to assist the less privileged







Helping those in need have been described as one of the most important attributes of Christian worship that moves the hands of God.

Cleric blames family members






The Administrator of the Cathedral Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (CATOL) Owerri, Venerable Akajiaku C. Chukwuocha, has posited that, most sexual abuses that occur in families, these days and even in recent years past, involve mainly members of the families of the victims, and or those who are close to them, and regrettably, he added, the culprits are elderly members of the affected families.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Ex-priest gets life in prison for killing of parishioner



A jury in US has sentenced an 85-year-old former priest to life in prison for the 1960 killing of a schoolteacher and former beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served.

Bishop Kukah drills Buhari





Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to shift his attention away from hypocrites in his government if he intends to have a smooth sail to a second term.

Monday, December 18, 2017

I induced no one to take oath - Ararame, says he is devout Christian




A Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, (APC) and serial governorship aspirant, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, has denied allegations of forcing party members to take an oath in exchange for their loyalty.

Imo not economically ready for restructuring - OCCIMA boss





As the clamour for restructuring continues to gain momentum, an industrialist and former President of the Owerri Chambers of Commerce Industry Mines and Agricultural (OCCIMA), Mr Frank Nneji, has declared that Imo State is not economically ready for a restructured Nigeria.

Imo FRSC gets 20 new towing vans




The Imo State Chapter of the, Federal Road Safety Corps, Imo State Command, has distributed additional 20 towing vehicles to various formations in the state for the immediate removal of all abandoned vehicles on the highways.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Give late NUP boss state burial - Group tells Gov





A group under the aegis of Ikeduru Circle of friends led by its President, Dr. Anslem Opara, has paid a condolence visit to the family of late Sir Gideon Ezeji, the former Chairman of Imo State Union of Pensioners at his house in World Bank Area, New Owerri, Imo State.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Advent, time to prioritise God - Pope





Pope Francis on Sunday kicked off the Church's Advent season saying it is a time to let go of the worldly distractions that take us away from God, and focus on growing closer to him through prayer and concern for others.

Angry reactions trail Ekwueme’s death




Various groups and individuals have been speaking on the death of former Vice President Alex Ekwueme who died recently at a London hospital.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Politicians can mess you up - Bishop warns religious leaders




Religious leaders have been charged to beware of the antics of politicians which tend to subvert their authority and influence among the people of God.

HTC Uratta Chapel gets new name





The Anglican Bishop of Owerri, the Rt. Rev. Cyril Okorocha PhD, at the weekend, paid a pastoral visit to the Holy Trinity Church (HTC) Uratta Parish where he performed the foundation laying ceremony of a new church.

Okorocha may name successor January







Baring unforeseen circumstances, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State may name his successor in January 2017.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Count down to 2019





I think I can with justification begin now to anticipate 2019, the election year. It is-not too early to do that now. A war a cripple is informed about in time does not consume him. He starts early to find his way to a safe distance. He does something nobody can do for him, about his nearness to danger.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Voters demanded money from me - Says Chidoka


 


The candidate of the United Peoples' Party (UPP), Mr. Osita Chidoka, has alleged that voters demanded money to vote for him in the just-concluded gubernatorial elections in Anambra State.

The world needs peace - Okoh





The peace the world so desperately needs today is the Man Jesus, especially in these last days, the Primate of Church Nigerian (Anglican Communion) Nicholas Okoh has declared in Abuja.

Herdsmen menace in Okpala: Anglican priest, Royal father send SOS to govt




Farmers in Amala, Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State have appealed to government and security agencies to intervene and avert another looming faceoff between herdsmen and farmers in the area following the destruction of their farm produce by the herdsmen's cattle.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Saboteurs frustrating Owerri zone aspiration exposed - Group claims




Days after the Coalition for Owerri Reawakening resolved to work towards an indigene of Owerri zone becoming the next Imo State governor in 2019, groups likely to truncate this move have begun to rear their heads.

Randy pastor dies in hotel room








A Pentecostal Church pastor (name) withheld) was reportedly found dead during an alleged sex romp with a 10-year-old-girl in a hotel in Kwale, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Northern Christians call for assistance from Southerners ... As they face more persecution





The congregation of Emmanuel Anglican Church, Achara Layout Enugu stood still in apprehension when a woman from Plateau State appeared at their Annual general harvest recently and broke down in tears.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Nigerians mourn slain British missionary





Residents of an isolated Nigerian village are mourning the death of a British missionary who died after being kidnapped by vigilantes.

Sale of adulterated fuel





Fuel (especially Premium Motor Spirit PMS) dealers will argue that they (illicitly) adulterate petroleum products, avoiding being caught, to cover cost, make profit and remain in business. If they don't, the whole downstream oil business will go to blazes. Along with it will go the entire motoring sector. They won't be converted about this wrong-doing. They will fight tooth and nail to remain in business.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Community leader warns youths against thuggery





A Community leader and the interim President General of Owerri Communities Assembly, Chief (Dr) Christian Oweaya Anukam (Agbawo-Dike-Izu) has called on youths to shun all forms of election malpractices including thuggery which are likely to ruin their future if they do otherwise.

Bishop raises hope for Nigerians ... As Ikeduru women’s confab ends





Bishop Emmanuel Maduwike of the Anglican Diocese of Ikeduru has counseled Nigerians not to despair over the present economic hardship ravaging the country, which, he blamed on the ruling class.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Global village now global disaster - Bishop’s wife



Wife of the Anglican Bishop of Ikeduru, Mrs Anuli Maduwike (JP), is worried that the world as a global village, is fast being turned into a “global disaster”.

Cry out against injustice, bad leadership - Bishop urges women








Nigerian women have been asked to cry out against injustice and bad leadership experienced in many parts of this country, especially in the Eastern states.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Your lifestyle tells your kind of Christian - Mama Owerre





The wife of the Anglican Bishop of Owerri, Dr. (Mrs) Eunice Okorocha, has expressed worry that many Christians who claim to be born again today do not show it in their lifestyles.

Where are the jobs? - Bishop asks Gov. Okorocha





Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has been urged to fulfil his election promise of establishing industries and factories in the state to check youth unemployment.

Impunity in polity, a growing concern. By Ita Offiong





Recently, the famous human rights activist and the Lagos based lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana SAN had cause to draw the attention of the Federal Government to what he described as a worst case of impunity in PMB'S government. The word 'impunity' may be variously described to mean actions by those in authority that do not have regard for the rule of law where such leaders also play God in the way they talk and act.

Monday, November 20, 2017

What do Nigerian leaders do after leaving office? By Prince Charles Dickson





In the United States, there are three ways a president can leave office mid-term: death, resignation or impeachment. In Nigeria, there have been several impeachments especially legislative heads, and a few conspired impeachments of governors, only a handful can be recalled to honestly resign and that is rare, really it is forced resignation.

Move to Avu in Dec or... - Gov Okorocha tells traders in New Market




Old market demolition, the fate that may befall New Market. 


The President of New Market Traders Association, Owerri Imo State, Chief Kingsley Anyalewechi, has confirmed that the state government has given the traders till December, this year, to move to their new site at Avu owerri West LGA.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Buhari asked to ignore sycophant





Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Enyinnaya Okorafor, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore sychophants and leave office in May 29, 2019. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Ideato ACMF rounds off conference





The Anglican Christian Men's Fellowship (ACMF) of the Ideato Diocese has ended its 2017 annual conference where men were advised to be good husbands to their wives.

JCK’s stand on Knights’ investiture gets Bishops’ nod





The House of Bishops, Owerri Ecclesiastical Province, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, has unanimously endorsed the decision taken by the National Joint Council of Knights (JCK), to suspend any Council whose Bishop invests more than 30 Knights at a time, within a period of three years or 10 Knights per year.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bishop inaugurates Umunjam Archdeaconry





The Anglican Diocese of Owerri has created the Umunjam Mbieri Archdeaconry, bringing to 19 the total number of archdeaconries in the diocese.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Christianity dying in UK. Analysis by Phil Zuckerman




I knew Christianity that had been on the ropes in Britain for some time. But I didn't know that it was so close to being knocked out.

Wake up ... Stop chasing after signs and wonders, - top cleric tells Christians



Former Minister of Power, Ven. (Prof.) Chinedu Nebo, has lambasted some Christians who have lost sight of the main gospel of Jesus Christ while chasing after fake signs and wonders.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Liberalize the transport sector still








The imminent replacement of keke NAPEP with government-owned cars will transform dangerously the public transportation sector into an un-viable government monopoly in Imo state. 

Bishop makes case for old Christians



Bishop Cyril C. Okorocha PhD of the Anglican Diocese of Owerri, has emphasized the need to care for old Christians in the Church and the society at large.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

‘Bishop pays hospital bills for indigent patients








It was a weekend of joy and special thanksgiving to God for nine indigent persons, including a cancer patient whose medical bills were paid by the Anglican Diocese of Ikeduru under its “Care and Charity Outreach”.

Anglican Communion needs urgent reformation - Primate





Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria, The Most Rev'd Nicholas D. Okoh, has stated that the Anglican communion is in need of a new reformation.

Imo FRSC has no ambulance for its operations




An official of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC)in Imo State has disclosed that the command has no ambulance in its fleet.

Egbu Diocesan Synod kicks off Thursday






Egbu town in Owerri North LGA of Imo State will play host to various arms of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu and other Christian faithful as the First Session of the Eight Synod of the diocese kicks off there on Thursday, Nov 2, at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Egbu.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Kachikwu: Lest Buhari forgets.. By Emma Agu






What those who denied the Minister of Petroleum, (State), Ibe Kachikwu access to President Muhammadu Buhari have succeeded in doing is to force the man out of the cabinet earlier than the President probably had planned. For, if he had been allowed to see the President, his letter to him on the activities of Maikanti Baru, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ( NNPC), would have been averted and the public uproar generated by the letter and its handling would similarly have been averted. That opportunity has been lost.

Monday, October 23, 2017

OWERRI'S DISPLACED PERSONS





Too many people have been dislodged from their places of business and abode in the urban renewal drive in Owerri. The name urban renewal sets our minds in sweet anticipation that the face of this city will soon be changed for the better. It will hopefully be a new, modern city for which both the government and the people will be proud.

Our schools stink, says Bishop, calls for sanitization of varsities - Bishop





Bishop Geoffrey Okorafor of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu has spoken angrily about the state of affairs in Nigeria's education sector, even as the country celebrates to 57 years of nationhood.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

We are not walking together - GAFCON to Canterbury





The persistent assertions that the Primates of the Anglican Communion are 'walking together', do not reflect the reality.

Pope tasks Internet companies on pornography





Pope Francis has told executives of leading Internet companies to use 'their great profits' to defend children from sexual exploitation and other dangers lurking online.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

2017 Owerri Diocesan Synod organizers patted on the back








Organizers of the just- concluded four-day synod of the Anglican Diocese of Owerri, held at Christ's Church Archdeaconry Owerri, has continued to receive commendations from people of different tribes, both within and outside the country for a job well done. 

Why Christians must guard the Gospel - Bishop Okorocha





Anglican Bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Cyril C. Okorocha PhD, has called for the reintroduction of sound education rooted in the scriptures.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Ikeduru Diocese holds first singing competition




The first ever singing competition among choirs in Ikeduru Anglican Diocese was held last weekend amidst joy and spiritual fulfillment by the faithful in the Diocese.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

You have no reason to demolish our structures - Christ’s Church Vicar tells IMSG




The fence and structures of Christ Anglican Church, Owerri, venue of the 2017 Synod of the Owerri Anglican Diocese, which were demolished recently in the ongoing urban renewal programme of the Imo State Government were duly authorized by the state and local governments before they were built.

The Vicar of Christ Church, Ven. Zion Ngoka, has said this while fielding questions from newsmen on the Synod of the Owerri Anglican Diocese. 

He lamented the pains people have been subjected to following the demolition exercises, and expressed dismay that despite the fact that necessary fees were paid for the church structures, some overzealous agents of the state government still went on to deface the church which is hosting an important event in the Diocese. 

He advised government on the need to give a human face to their urban Renewal programme, stating that his church was a refugee camp for the traders during the demolition of Eke-Ukwu Owerri central market.

Venerable Ngoka assured that the synod will usher in spiritual revival and renewal as well as enhance social interactions in the church for unity of purpose.

According to him, “Synod is the governing body of a branch of Christianity called Anglican church and Anglican church is that branch of Christianity that is episcopally led and philosophically governed and from the etymology of the word, synod means agreement, that is, parishes coming together to discuss the challenges and the faith of the Christian Community within a particular area”.

He pointed out that the delegates which comprise the elected laity and ordained men of God from the various parishes that constitute the Archdeaconries came with their parish reports that contain the history and development of their faith and the challenges they are having as a body of Christ within their areas. 

The man of God also informed that the people generate the ideas or issues to be discussed but the Bishop moderates to ensure that the people are properly guided to be in tandem with biblical teachings.

He said that the resolutions of the synod which has the theme “Guard The Gospel”, will guide the church in its operations in the next three years.

(c) Christian Voice Newspaper 




Rebrand Anglican TV network - Primate Okoh tells new board




The Primate of All Nigeria Anglican Communion, Most Revd. Nicholas D. Okoh, has charged the members of the newly constituted board of the Anglican Cable Network Nigeria (ACNN TV) to lead the communion to a quality station which will make ACNN TV a household name in the country, adding that the Lord is in need of it. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Owerri Diocese to celebrate CATOL’S dedication Dec. 20 2017





A date has been fixed for the celebration of the completion of the CATOL building, which was dedicated by the Primate, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh in May this year.

Ikeduru Diocesan Synod kicks off Thursday Oct. 12 2017






St. Simon's Anglican Church Ugiri-Ike , venue of the 3rd Session of the 3rd Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Ikeduru, is now wearing a new look, as more than 1,000 delegates from within and outside the diocese are expected at the auspicious event.

Pray, plead for God’s Presence ... In times like this. - Bishop tells Christians.





Bishop Cyril C. Okorocha Ph.D of the Anglican Diocese of Owerri, has called on Christians to return to the lifestyle of “Churchmanship” which, he said, is characterized by the presence of God in the church.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Bishop weeps for Imo schools ... Over poor infrastructure




As schools in Imo State reopen for the current session, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu, the Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor, has bemoaned the infrastructural decay in the educational sector of the state.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Your face: A window into your health





It's been said that the eyes are a window to the soul. Your face is also a window—by looking closely at your facial features, you can read details of your own health. Sometimes looking into the mirror may show something surprising, even unsettling. But how can you know whether a facial change is cause for concern or something harmless?

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Natural disasters and a loving God: How do we reconcile the two?




Many of us have watched our TV screens in horror as Hurricane Maria rips through the Caribbean and Mexico deals with the aftermath of a deadly earthquake. Before Maria, Hurricanes Irma and Harvey brought further destruction, while monsoon floods in south east Asia left around 1,200 people dead.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sierra Leone pastor arrested for ‘blasting’ Islam





The pastor who founded one of Sierra Leone's largest churches has been arrested after recordings of a sermon he gave targeting Muslims appeared online.

Church of Nigeria gets new Chancellor ... And Kwara Province gets new Archbishop





Former Nigeria's External Affairs Minister, Odein Ajumogobia, SAN, has been appointed the new Chancellor of Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Christ Church glows ... As Owerri Diocesan Synod kicks off Thursday Oct., 5, 2017




The Anglican faithful in the Diocese of Owerri will on Thursday, Oct. 5, converge at Christ's Church, Owerri for this year's synod of the diocese.

What we expect from our priests By Emma Omumah










In recent times precisely on Sunday 23rd July, 2017, the Anglican Diocese of Owerri had an ordination service, which included the collation of Canons and installation of Archdeacons at the Cathedral Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (CATOL) Owerri. The theme of the ordination service was: "Recovering the Spirit of Divine Vocation in Christ and Ministering in Transparency under God's Sovereign Intervention".

Monday, October 2, 2017

Joshua fights Pulev Oct 28 ... World heavy weight clash





Anthony Joshua will defend his world heavyweight titles against Kubrat Pulev at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff, on October 28.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Could hormone supplements for menopause make a comeback?





The door may be opening again for menopausal women suffering from hot flashes and night sweats to receive some relief from a source once thought too dangerous to consider, researchers say.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Enugu Diocesan Men’s Fellowship ends conference with thanksgiving






The Christian Men's Fellowship conference of the Anglican Diocese of Enugu has ended with a thanksgiving service at the Anglican Church of Resurrection New Era, Achara Layout, venue of the conference. 

We no longer feel safe - ABSU students







Students of the Abia State University, Uturu, have called on the state government to urgently look into the issue of insecurity in the university that has continued to create tension and panic, especially among the female students who have continued to fall victims in the hands of men of underworld. 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Which single behaviour best prevent high BP



By Serena Gordon

You probably already know that certain healthy lifestyle behaviors can reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure, but is any one behavior more important than the others?

Can the North veto restructuring?




The position adopted by the north against restructuring is increasingly amounting to an exercise of a senseless unconstitutional veto power, since it appears to be impeding the welcome shake-up approved and loved by four out of the six regions that should form the federating units of Nigeria. Is this acceptable in a democracy? Will it be tolerated? Can that northern minority veto the wishes of a larger Nigerian majority? No.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Take a stand against sitting too much



By Steve Reinberg

Days spent sitting for hours may increase your risk for an early death no matter how much you exercise, researchers say.

Steal no more - Bishop tells Nigerians





An Anglican Cleric has advised Nigerians to abhor stealing because of the damage it has on the victims. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Owerri Diocese gets new Administrative Area





A new Administrative Area has been created from the existing New Owerri Archdeaconry in the Anglican Diocese of Owerri.

Bishop warns Christians ... Says those who defile the church must face the consequences



It was a beautiful Sunday, September 17, 2017, and the atmosphere was friendly, with more than 2,000 participants in attendance when the new ultra-modern St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church New Owerri, was dedicated. 

The crowd, people of all ages and tribes were there to take part in the spirit-filled dedication ceremony that was performed by the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Owerri, Rt. Revd. Cyril C. Okorocha, PhD.

“That is true commitment”. Said Bishop Okorocha, who further maintained that Anglican Churches all over the world, and particularly Owerri Diocese, are known for decency and orderliness in handling the things of God.

Bishop Okorocha who enjoined the people of God to be strong in their faith, said that the enemy called devil, is making every effort to deceive the people of God through his worldly gift that does not last, adding that God is the only giver of every good and perfect gift.

He argued that because of the quest for worldly possessions, many so called 'Christians' have defiled and turned many houses of God into secret cults and shrines, where all manners of atrocities are carried out.

He said, “The Church of God is not a cult. It is a house of God for worship. And those who want to turn it into private use for their selfish interest should be ready to face the consequences. Those who want to build or own a church are excluded from the Anglican Communion, and remember when you do that, you have taken the leprosy of Naaman upon yourself.

The prelate called on Christians to remain faithful to God always, adding that the day is evil with its attendant crisis with confusion which has continued to threaten the life of the children of God.

In his sermon, the Archdeacon in charge of Christ's Church Archdeaconry, Anglican Diocese of Owerri, Venerable Zion Ngoka, enjoined Christians to totally surrender their lives to Jesus Christ, as it is the only way to defeat the devil.

Expounding on the topic, “Presenting your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and well pleasing to God” (Romans.12), Venerable Ngoka, said it takes only total dedication and commitment to God, for one to overcome the challenges of life, adding that a dedicated Christian is a spirit-filled one, who can withstand the devil’s onslaught at all times.

One of the highlights of the occasion was the conversion of the parish to an Area, which automatically changed the status of the Vicar, Rev. Canon Onyinyeama Onyeagocha, to an administrator. Others were, the dedication of the Font, the Preacher Desk, the Lectern, the Pulpit, the Chancel Step and the Holy Table (Sacrarium).

The first and second reading was taken by Sir John Njoku (1Kings8:22-30) and Lady Ngozi Duru (Rev.21:1-7), respectively.

(c) Christian Voice Newspaper 

Deficit in our urban renewal





Much has been heard about the urban renewal program of the government of Imo state. And this has precluded small but essential needs of the masses.

Distressed at home, disdained abroad




By Ita Offiong

This is the sad tale of most Nigerians who fled stark realities at home for an envisaged golden fleece in foreign climes. Some of them even sold their belongings, including their houses and cars just to finance their trips.

 Others embarked on the hazardous adventure across the Sahara and the Mediterranean in a brash move to secure a foothold in Europe. In this craze to flee one's fatherland, even a fellow African country could be considered a potential better prospect than staying back; hence, the sojourn of not a few of our citizens across the length and breadth of the continent is an irresistible lure to many even at the peril of their very lives. 

Nigerians in South Africa for instance have continued to be at the mercies of their hosts' vagaries of temperamental disposition for sometimes now. At the slightest provocation, Nigerians easily become preys to the unprovoked gods of the xenophobic denizens of this once domicile of apartheid regimes. 

Over the years they have lost both lives and livelihoods during such frays. For a country whose slogan is, inspiring new ways' adopted to improve its tourism drive, one could not but wonders if phobia to foreigners is not a negative reaction to this effort?

Nigeria will tolerate few attacks on her citizens in other countries with a philosophical rationalization but certainly not South Africa, whom she did so much for when it mattered most in the fight against that racial segregation of those dark years. 

Today, it is a travesty of a time honoured universal axiom that one good turn deserves another as hatred of varying proportions are daily meted to Nigerian residents by the same people who benefitted from the magnanimity of African brotherliness, Nigerians lavishly displayed towards them.

As Nigerians continue to suffer various indignities in the hands of their South African hosts, one only hopes that the newly inaugurated executive of the Nigerian Union in South Africa led by Mr. Adeola Olubajo would use that platform to bring to fore the many injustices Nigerians have continued to suffer in that land to the appropriate quarters even beyond the shores of the two governments. 

South Africa is a signatory to International Human Rights Treaties and has also signed more than 40 bilateral investments treaties with other countries including Nigeria.

The Nigerian embassy in South Africa should continue to drum into the hearing of their belligerent hosts about the role played by Nigeria in liberating them from the nearly 5 decades of those repressive regimes of apartheid. They should also be reminded that no country has monopoly of violence as many South African businesses and nationals thrive un-molested in Nigeria.

Outside the shores of Africa, Nigerians are not spared unimaginable degradations and sundry assaults. For instance early in the year, BBC reportedly announced vicious multiple attacks on students of Nigerian extraction in India. 

Also the Daily Sun Newspaper reported last May that up to 535 Nigerians in China are serving various prison terms for drugs-related offences but the truth is that not all of them are culpable, some are punished because they did not have legal representation during trial. The story is not different in Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Turkey, Dubai and Bangladesh. In Germany, for instance a Nigerian was reportedly thrown out of a moving train when he allegedly could not afford his fare.

While the list is inexhaustible but the most disturbing trend is the continuous deportation of Nigerians all over the world since the beginning of this year, from countries such as Cameroon, Libya, UK, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Spain to mention a few .

The plight of Nigerians abroad would continue to fester as foreign missions are said to have bad records of not being concerned about the welfare of their fellow citizens in Diaspora. They neither speak up nor rise in their defence. Could this be a case of complacency, timidity or lack of temerity?

Government should rise to the occasion and address the obvious distressing national economic under-development. A viable economy will make traveling abroad for greener pastures a less attractive venture. This, to say the least, presents a more compelling national imperative to save our eroding national pride.

Finally, seasoned, qualified and competent people should be engaged in foreign service to actualize the purpose of establishing these missions abroad.

(c) Christian Voice Newspaper

Stop oppressing Imo people - Ojiri tells Okorocha





The Founder of Ken Ojiri Foundation, Mr. Kenneth Ikechukwu Ojiri has condemned what he described as oppression of indigenes and residents of Imo State by the state governor, Rochas Okorocha.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Primate Okoh lays foundation for women’s fruit juice factory




The Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has again reiterated the power and awesomeness of God in time and timing, when he said that there is no lateness in God's economy.

False prophets, ‘men of God’ on the prowl





By Rev. Canon Chukwudm T. Onwuka

Men shall live by faith, rather than by sight (Romans 1:17 and John 20:29) but in reality evidence is often proof in arguments and verifications, that's why our law courts work with evidences and exhibits or witnesses.

Cleric tasks Christians





An Anglican Cleric, the Rev Christian Ifesia, has charged the faithful to worship God in humility, and without hypocrisy in order to attract God's upliftment.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Chief Anukam commends Bishop Okorocha





The interim president for Owerri town Communities' Assembly (OCA) Chief Dr, Christian Oweaya Anukam (Agbawodike-Izu) has commended the Anglican Bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Cyril C. Okorocha, PhD, for taking the Diocese to greater heights.

Signs of hope for Iraqi Christians As White Christians in US decline




Signs of hope are emerging for Christians in Iraq forced to flee by the ISIS invasion.

Why I won’t attend Primates’ meeting in Canterbury - Most Rev. Okoh





The Primate of All Nigeria and Chairman, the GAFCON Primates Council, the Most Rev'd Nicholas D. Okoh, has given reasons why he won't attend the Primates Meeting in Canterbury next month.

Lawyer blasts police over cash reward for officers





A leading legal practitioner in Imo State has strongly critized the monetary award to some policemen who uncovered the suspected killers of Fr. Cyriacus Onunko and others, saying that it fell short of expectations.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Police comb Imo State for safer Xmas






The police in Imo State are poised to rid the state of criminals, ahead of this year's Christmas festivities.

Spirit filled day at St. Andrew’s Akabo ... As Bishop Maduwike prays for the faithful, needy





By Nick Chibunna

“Hour of Glory”, a monthly power and deliverance programmeof the Anglican Diocese of Ikeduru has continued to attract people from all works of life, who now see the monthly programme as an answer to both their physical and spiritual needs.

Federalism in other lands vis-a-vis Nigeria




California is the sixth largest economy in the world. Its economy is larger than that of France or Brazil. The little problem is that California is not a country. It is a State in the United States of America. It has little offshore oil, yet its economy is larger than States in the US that are famous for their oil reserves, like Texas.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Too much TV may affect your mobility.. By Alan Moses





A new study admonishes older adults to get up from watching the TV or risk losing their mobility.

Cleric condemns bad leadership, followership







The recent events witnessed in Owerri Metropolis, especially the Eke Ukwu Market saga, has been blamed on bad leadership, and bad followership.

Primate’s wife stresses obedience for women





Wife of the Primate, Anglican Communion, Mrs. Nkasiobi Okoh, has emphasized the need for women to obey God and authorities on earth according to the word of God.

Owerri Knights hold retreat





Knights and Ladies of St. Christopher, irrespective of their Council, have been called upon to live a life of holiness, as bearers of Christ,

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Owerri elders vow to stop Eke-Ukwu relocation





As the 'fight' against the forceful demolition and relocation of the Owerri main market, popularly called Ekeukwu Owerri, continues, elders of Owerri zone in Imo State have resolved to stop the Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, from moving the market.

Christians forced to recite Islamic prayers for food ... In Sudan





Christian children at refugee camps in Sudan are not receiving food unless they say Islamic prayers, according to reports received by sources close to the leading Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

Anglican church gets four new bishops





The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, has consecrated four new bishops, at the Cathedral Church of St. James the Great, Oke-Bola, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Baby ‘merchant’ arrested in Umuguma * Wife escapes * Umuguma women protest * Police promise speedy investigation





The women of Umuguma in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State, at the weekend, rose in unison against what they perceived as a heartless child trafficking going on in the community.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Iwuanyanwu okays restructuring ... Rejects breakaway





A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has said that the recent calls for restructuring the country to address the numerous challenges facing the nation were in order.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Nwosu’s posters: govt blames ‘envious’ politicians





The Imo State Government reacted to posters of Chief of Staff, Government House, Owerri, Uche Nwosu pasted along the major streets of Owerri and on the social media.

Beware Ndigbo By Sam Amaka.




The name OGBUAGU, is not just a common name. It is even more than that. OGBUAGU is a name traditionally bestowed on people in the olden days to connote BRAVERY, and answered in places like Umuahia in Abia State, Oguta in Imo State and in Orumba North and South Local Government Areas of Anambra State- all in Igbo land. Those who go by this name, of course must have had some historical attachments to them, especially in those past years.

Ten Church things that alienate introverts By Janna Wright




It was my first time in this particular setting. I sat through the worship and teaching times, quietly getting a sense of the group and how things worked.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Ten things you want to know about Heaven but are embarrassed to ask




By Jean E. Jones

Fighting back tears, a young woman confessed to my husband that she was afraid she didn't want to go to heaven. Since then, as we've related that story to others, we've discovered many Christians have that fear.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Rotary Club Owerri instals new president





The Rotary Club of Owerri District 9142 recently installed RTN. Justice Oguike KSC as the 39th president of the club in Owerri, during which some citizens of Imo State were conferred with awards of honour.

KANU, IPOB & ANAMBRA ELECTION




One mistake an Igbo will be making today is to feel safe anywhere as a Nigerian. What they want that cannot be given is assurance about Igbo safety. The Igbo is naive being unconscious of the dangers he is surrounded with for decades. If he is aware of it what can he do any way? That's the dilemma facing the man. He should just go about his business quietly, getting killed whenever he may. Living as a second and third class citizen is a condition he must get used to, if he doesn't want trouble for his area and people any time.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Egbu Mothers’ Union confab kicks off Today, Thursday







A four day conference of the mothers of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu and their special invitees kicks-off on Thursday at Nekede in Owerri West LGA, Imo State. Disclosing this to newsmen at the Conference room, Women's Work office, Egbu the chairperson of the Planning Committee, Lady Barr. Ethel Echebima, said the Conference will run till Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Emmanuel Anglican Church, Umualum, Nekede with the theme " Am I my brother's keeper " taken from Genesis Chapter 4 verse 9b. She further revealed that the President of the Mothers' Union, Women's Guild and Girls'

Act with conscience, Okey Eze tells Imo Govt





APGA Chieftain, Mr. Okey Ezeh, has condemned the demolition of the Eke-Ukwu market which reportedly led to the death of three Imo citizens including 10-year-old Somtochukwu Ibeanusi.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

We trust El-Rufai - Igbos in the North on Quit notice withdrawa





Amidst skepticism over the withdrawal of the quit notice to Igbos in the North by the Arewa Youths, some of the Igbos have expressed deep trust in Malam Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, and other governors and elders in the North who have assured them of their safety.

Scientists may be close to a cure for HIV/AIDS


Scientists may be one step closer to developing a cure for HIV, research has suggested.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Stop lamenting over huge pension bills - Cleric tells IMSG




Authorities of the Imo State Government have been advised not to lament over the huge pension's bill in the state.

Tension mounts over demolition of Eke-Ukwu Owerri


 

Ripples of the demolition of Eke Ukwu Owerri market last weekend are yet to fade as clashes reportedly continued between youths of Owerri and those of Ohaji/Egbema area accused of having aided the government to carry out the demolition of the market.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Taking a stand on staying mobile after 80



By Steven Reinberg

If you want to stay as fit as possible well into your 80s, the answer may be as simple as standing on your own two feet.

Zidane’s Madrid better than Pep’s Barcelona



Even Pep Guardiola's tiki-taka Barca couldn't retain their European crown and the question now is can anyone stop Real Madrid winning three Uefa Champions League in a row? There comes a time when it should dawn on you that the players and teams you are watching before your very eyes rank alongside the all-time greats.This realisation is as much about the observer as the teams and players observed and requires clarity and decisiveness in opinion-making.

Bishop berates ‘business people’ ‘... You have no time for God’s word’




The Word of God is incredibly real and capable of multiplying, possessing and making people to live above forces of darkness and spiritual warfare such as the case of temptation of Jesus by the Devil.

Okorocha has performed but...








By T.O. Ejiofor

All things being equal; by 29l1 May 2019, the Rescue Mission Government of Owelle Rochas Okorocha will vacate the seat of power at the Douglas House Owerri. The administration will thereafter go down the history as the second regime, after Chief Udenwa, which has ruled the state for two terms of an unbroken period of eight years. However while the administration lasts, there have been floods of contentious arguments and debates among the citizens of the state in favour and against the performance of this regime especially through the print and electronic media. 

Mps slam UK, US for failing to support Iraqi Christian




The US and UK governments are failing to support Iraqi Christians, leaving them vulnerable to be squeezed out of their homes, MPs have said.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Expert links cancer to abortion





Cancer is becoming widespread, like malaria, because women are killing their unborn children.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Top IMSUTH officials desert offices as workers protest




Top officials of the Imo State University Teaching Hospital (IMSUTH) Orlu, have kept away from their offices since the workers began their peaceful protest over delays and cuts in their salaries, as well as poor working conditions.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Archbishop of Canterbury backs ‘sex workers’ charity



The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has given his backing to a charity set up to support women involved in the “sex industry”.

FUTO VC placates staff, explains pay cuts





To avert a looming labour crisis in the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Francis Eze, has held a meeting where he explained the financial situation of the institution and pleaded with them to remain calm as the university authorities continues efforts to meet their demands.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

You are not spiritually strong as you think




By David Baker

It all happened so quickly. I had let Christ down even before I had stopped to think about it.

10 people you’ll meet when watching football




There are a lot of colourful people at football viewing centres in Nigeria. 

The viewing centre is where football lovers go to watch their favourite clubs battle for the precious three points every weekend during the football season.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Beef security in Owerri




The safety and security of Owerri city is getting highly disturbing again.

Youths win elections in Kenya, daydream in Nigeria







By Fisayo Soyombo

This is a story of two popular but dissimilar Cynthias. One recently earned her fame, the other has been around for a while. One is a politician, the other a musician. One symbolizes intellect and strength of character, the other is unmistakably a sex symbol. One is Kenyan, the other Nigerian. One is Cynthia Muge, the other Cynthia Morgan. Each name could possibly be mistaken for the other, but surely not their stories.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Owerri collapsed building victims call for govt aid





One of the survivors of a collapsed building in Owerri, capital of Imo State, has expressed disappointment that the state government did not give them attention throughout their stay in hospital.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Okorocha, IPOB trade blows





Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have said that the organization is fighting to free the people of South East from slavery which the leaders had led them into.

Dirty N100 notes keeps Martha Stranded





I went to buy ingredients for soup at Relief market. Among the naira notes I had were ten pieces of very smelly, dirty N100 notes. None of them was acceptable to the sellers. I had spent all the other clean notes in one thousand naira denomination. It remained to buy gari, and condiments, and pay for transportation home.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Trump’s aide seeks audience with Pope





Evangelical advisers to Donald Trump are requesting a meeting with Pope Francis after Vatican-backed condemnation aimed at the White House and at the political leanings of American Catholics.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Nigeria’s democracy is a sham - Town Union leader





A leading town union leader in Imo State has strongly criticised the democratic system in Nigeria, saying that it was not the true democracy.

Ondo First Lady takes anti- cancer campaign to Imo





Wife of the Ondo State Governor and President of Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has counseled women to always submit themselves for regular breast examination. She said the idea was to enable them detect early enough the presence of the disease.

Police nab three Internet fraudsters




The police in Imo State have arrested three persons suspected to have used the name of Governor Rochas Okorocha's aide and son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, to defraud people through the social media.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Ondo First Lady takes anti- cancer campaign to Imo





Wife of the Ondo State Governor and President of Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has counseled women to always submit themselves for regular breast examination. She said the idea was to enable them detect early enough the presence of the disease.

Ugandan Primate says he will not attend Primates conference because of divisions




The Archbishop of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali, has said that he will not attend the next gathering of Anglican Primates in October because of divisions over sexuality issues.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Suspect denies allegation, says it was a terrorist attack




The last may not have been heard of Sunday's massacre of worshippers at St. Philip's Catholic Church, Ozubulu, in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State as controversy has continued to surround the motive of the killings.

Why people are reluctant to register, vote - Bishop Okorocha reveals, tells INEC to give Nigerians free and fair polls





The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been charged to conduct the forth-coming general elections and the subsequent ones, with integrity and transparency.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Mikel’s anxiety ‘My in-laws will kill me if Nigeria does not qualify for 2017 World Cup’




Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi says he will be "killed" by his Russian in-laws if he fails with the Super Eagles, to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Biological annihilation on earth accelerating







By Robert J. Burrowes

Human beings are now waging war against life itself as we continue to destroy not just individual lives, local populations and entire species in vast numbers but also destroy the ecological systems that make life on Earth possible.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Lasbery Girls’ College graduating students urged to be exemplary




The Bishop Lasbery Girls College, Irete, Imo State has held this year's sendoff of its graduating students, during which the school's headmistress urged he students to be good ambassadors of the school.

Knocks for CAN boss ... For allegedly plotting to elongate tenure




Fresh crisis has hit the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) over alleged plans by the president, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, to amend the constitution to ensure a single five-year term, beginning with his administration.

The blame game





Eight million go to bed hungry in the world. Five million of them are children. These figures are appalling, but woefully under-estimated in our opinion. How many of these are in Nigeria? 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

UK court jails Nigerian over son’s death





A Nigerian, Marvyn Iheanacho has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the death of his five-year-old son.

Revisit 2014 confab report - Ohanaeze





The John Nwodo-led Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo has called on the National Assembly to take another look at the 2014 constitutional conference.

Knocks for CAN boss ... For allegedly plotting to elongate tenure





Fresh crisis has hit the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) over alleged plans by the president, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, to amend the constitution to ensure a single five-year term, beginning with his administration.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

CAF considers non-African teams for AFCON




The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will be held in June and July, the Confederation of African Football has announced.

Wake up - Bishop tells Imo lawmakers




Imo State House of Assembly members have been advised to sit up and perform their legislative functions in order to give those that elected them into office quality representation.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Maradona reflects on ‘Hand of God’ goal





Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has admitted that his infamous 'Hand of God' goal at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico would have been ruled out by the Video Assistant Referees (VAR) if it was in effect 31 years ago.


Maradona scored with his hand as eventual champions Argentina defeated England 2-1 in the quarterfinals. He also scored one of the best individual goals in World Cup history in that match.

"I thought about it and, sure, that goal wouldn't have stood if technology had been around," Maradona told FIFA.com about the goal he cheekily refers to as the 'hand of God' goal.

"And I'll tell you something else: at the 1990 World Cup I used my hand to clear the ball off the line against the Soviet Union. We were lucky because the referee didn't see it.

"You couldn't use technology back then, but it's a different story today.

"It's not just my goal in '86 that wouldn't have counted. Let's not forget that England won the World Cup in '66 with a shot that didn't go over the line.

"Then it happened to them in 2010, when [Frank] Lampard's shot crossed the line against Germany but wasn't given. England had the ball and scored the goal they deserved, but Germany grew in confidence after that and it changed the match completely."

"There have been lots of incidents where World Cup history would have been different if technology had been used. It's time to change all that”.

"People used to say that we'd waste a lot of time, that it would cause a lot of annoyance. But that's not the case”.

"People get annoyed when something that shouldn't be given is given, or when you have a goal wrongly disallowed”.

"Technology brings transparency and quality, and it provides a positive outcome for teams who decide to attack and take risks."

VAR was trialled at the FIFA ConfederatioArgentine football legend Diego Maradona has admitted that his infamous 'Hand of God' goal at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico would have been ruled out by the Video Assistant Referees (VAR) if it was in effect 31 years ago.

(c) Christian voice newspaper 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Christians, gay rights activists clash in Canada






Footage has emerged of a violent brawl that broke out between Christian demonstrators and LGBT activists in Calgary, Canada on Sunday.

Declare for 2019 now or forget it - Group tells guber aspirants from Owerri Zone




Intending governorship aspirants from Owerri zone have been asked to declare their governorship ambitions or forget it in 2019.

Floods may hurt cocoa, but boost rice production - Agency





Floods predicted to sweep across most of Nigeria this year may imperil cocoa crop while boosting its rice output, the head of the meteorological agency said.

Well done, FG





To finally separate Islamic Religious Knowledge (IRK) and Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) as school subjects directed recently by the federal government is a step in the right direction.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Ikeduru Diocese rounds off 8th anniversary activities in style





Activities marking the 8th anniversary of the Anglican Diocese of Ikeduru, in the Ikeduru Council Area of Imo State were rounded off last Sunday at the Cathedral Church of St. Matthew, Atta; amidst joy and excitement.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Bishop plans big for Peace College



Plans are now at advanced stage for the students of Peace College, along Port Harcourt Road, Owerri Imo State to commence sitting for the London Cambridge Certificate Examination immediately on the completion of their six-year secondary school education at the college.

Nigeria’s problem is spiritual - Bishop





Bishop Cyril Okorocha PhD of the Anglican Diocese of Owerri, on Sunday, ordained two new priest, and 13 deacons and also collated two Archdeacons and two Canons at the Cathedral Church of Transfiguration of Our Lord (CATOL), Owerri, where Nigeria's problems were blamed squarely on the spiritual disposition of the country.

Don’t rubbish your gains - Bishop tells Nnamdi Kanu




Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been advised to be conscious of how he goes about the agitation for the Biafra republic so as not to diminish the gains already made by the struggle.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Tomatoes, wonder cure for skin cancer




By Stephen Matthews

Eating tomatoes each day could save the lives of skin cancer patients, new research suggests.

GAFCON on rescue mission - Primate Okoh






Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, has described the Global Anglican Future Concerence (GAFCON) as on a rescue mission for the Anglican Communion.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Absentee Traditional Rulers





Governor Rochas Okorocha's innovative concept of community government was a welcome idea when it was introduced.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Govt task force, drivers in fierce battle in Owerri




Economic and social activities came to a stand-still last Monday in Owerri city centre when commercial vehicle operators clashed with members of a task force who tried to bring sanity on the major roads in the capital city of Owerri.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Obazu warring factions embrace peace ... Imo Dep. Gov commended for brokering peace in the community



Obazu warring factions embrace peace ... Imo Dep. Gov commended for brokering peace in the community

Woman gives birth in church





A pregnant woman who had come to worship with others at Christ Anglican Church, Owerri, Imo State, was recently delivered of a baby girl in church.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

New priests, deacons for Owerri Diocese ... Also Archdeacons and Canons



The Anglican Bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Cyril C. Okorocha PhD, has ordained two new priests and 13 deacons at the Cathedral Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (CATOL), Owerri, Imo State.

How genuine is your claim to be born again? ... The E-5R approach. Could prove your genuiness or not





By Ven. Paul Uzo Nwozuzu


About 30 years ago the issue of been Born Again, was not widely accepted. Much ignorant and doubt even anger featured as a response to those who claim to be Born Again. But, most who made claim were genuine.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

It’s time to wake up our churches... By Greg Stier





Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light." Ephesians 5:14

"The Christian world is in a deep sleep. Nothing but a loud voice can waken them out of it!" — George Whitefield, 1739

Friday, July 21, 2017

Stop these raids ... We are not criminals, hoteliers tell security agencies




Hoteliers in Imo State have expressed worries at the incessant raids of hotels in the state by security agencies in search of criminals.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Before Imo gets submerged





The authorities in Imo state and Nigeria have been cautioned enough about possible flooding of the State in the future. But no anticipatory reaction has been noticed from any quarters about it.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Oforola building collapse: How victims met their doom





Victims of the collapsed building at Oforola in Owerri West Local Government Area, Imo State, were warned before the disaster happened, according to reports reaching Christian Voice.

Heartland: How far?




One will agree with me that the Heartland FC of old at the NPFL and the Heartland of now at the NNL after being relegated is not the same. Thanks to the relentless efforts of the new management of the team always trying to put smiles on the faces of the fans in Owerri and beyond the state.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Iwuanyanwu, Ihedioha hail Supreme Court judgement on PDP leadership tussle




A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has called on all PDP members in the country to accept the Supreme Court's judgment on the leadership tussle that had stifled the party since it lost powered to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Anglican fathers round off conference ... With thanksgiving and presentation of awards at St. Mark’s Orogwe

Bishop Cyril Okorocha addressing the Fathers 



The 10th conference of the Anglican Christian Fathers' Fellowship (ACFF) of the Diocese of Owerri ended on Sunday  with a thanksgiving service at St. Mark's Anglican Church, Orogwe, Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State, venue of the conference.

Friday, July 14, 2017

5 top facts about African teams in FIFA confederations Cup history





African players, coaches and teams have made landmark achievements in the history of FIFA Confederations Cup, which was formerly called King Fahd Cup.

Lifestyle changes might prevent or slow Dementia


By Steven Reinberg

Simple changes to your lifestyle might delay the start of dementia or slow its progression, a new report suggests.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

About death to comfort the grieving







I didn't fully understand the depths of grief until the year my family lost two sisters and a brother within eight months. My brother-in-law lost a five-year battle with cancer, my sister died an agonizing death from a toxic clash of prescribed medications, and my sister-in-law died suddenly from a triple brain aneurysm. Before 2010 I had a head knowledge of death, but afterward, I'd been baptized by fire. As one family member eloquently described, “I felt like my body had been cut open and all my happiness pulled out.”

Restructuring is best option for Nigeria - Former Lawmaker





A former legislator who represented Ihitte-Uboma in the Imo State House of Assembly and currently the state chairman of Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) Imo State, Hon. Greg Owuamanam, is of the view that restructuring will take care of Nigeria's lingering problems, including agitations for Biafra, the Niger Delta unrest and others.

Bishop Ukanwa confirms 15 Anglican faithful




Bishop Godson Ukanwa of the Anglican Diocese of Isi Mbano has confirmed 15 candidates and admitted 10 men into the Anglican Christian Fathers' Fellowship (ACFF) at Ogbor and Umuozu parishes of the diocese.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Court stops Imo Govt from slashing pensions




Imo pensioners last Wednesday took to the streets in jubilation, following the national Industrial Court judgement in Owerri, restraining the Imo State government from tampering with their pensions and gratuities, either in parts or whole.

NGO renews war against exam fraud



The African Initiatives Against Corruption and Examination Malpractices (AICEM) has taken its aggressive war against examination malpractices and other social vices to schools in Imo State.