Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Bishop dedicates St. Paul's Anglican Church, Ogwa

In pictures, the Lord Bishop, Owerri Anglican Diocese, Rt. Revd Cyril Okorocha dedicated St. Paul's Anglican Church building, Oboro Umueze, Ogwa. 26th December, 2016. To God be the glory. 

Ali is obviously irreplaceable

Indeed time changes everything. Change can come through several ways-incapacitation and death which is the ultimate.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Why Nigeria’s Sports Ministry deserves a better head

Throughout last week, it was the usual one week, one problem, but really none could beat the saga between the Super Falcons (Nigeria's female soccer team) and the nation's sporting authorities. Let us do a review of it together.

Youths threaten showdown with EEDC ... Over alleged incessant removal of Mbieri feeder at Nworieubi

Youths in Mbieri, Mbaitoli Local Government Area have threatened a showdown with the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) over what they alleged to be inadequate distribution of power supply to their area.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Operation Python Dance’ unnecessary - Bishop

As the dust raised by massive deployment of troops in the South-East zone of Nigeria is yet to settle, an Anglican prelate and Bishop of Ikeduru Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Emmanuel C. Maduwike, JP, has added his voice to calls on the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, withdraw the soldiers from the zone since the South East zone is not at war with anybody.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Archbishop Chukwuma reaffirms supremacy of the Bible

Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, the Archbishop of Enugu, reaffirmed the supremacy of the Hoy Bible in the Christian life, recently, when he performed the confirmation of some Anglican faithful at Emmanuel (Ang.) Church, Achara Layout, Enugu.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Egbu Diocese gets new priests, deacon

Ten Anglican cleric were ordained priests while one was ordained a deacon in the Diocese of Egbu at the weekend.

The hardest thing you’ll ever do

The hardest thing you’ll ever do is to put others first and yourself second, because we intuitively look out for ourselves. Self-preservation is man’s first instinct - but it doesn’t work. 

Bishop Maduwike hosts SAGS Old Boys at Atta

Bishop Emmanuel Maduwike of the Anglican Diocese of Ikeduru, last Sunday, hosted the 2016 end-of-year get-together of the St. Augustine's Grammar School Old Boys Association (SAGSOBA) Owerri Branch at the Bishop's Court, Atta, Ikeduru.

Robbers raid Port-Harcourt bound bus ... Cart away valuables

A commuter bus travelling from Owerri to Port Harcourt was recently intercepted by suspected armed robbers on Port Harcourt Road about 8.00p.m last weekend who robbed them of their belongings.

Boko Haram out with new strategy ...To kill Christians

North East-based terrorist group, Boko Haram, has reportedly begun indoctrinating young boys to attack and kill their Christian teachers.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Private sector should invest in professional football

It is not ideal that state governments should spend scarce public funds to run over 80% of the clubs in Nigeria's professional foot league (NPFL).

Buhari challenges FUTO ... Urges its researchers to make Nigeria great

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) to improve its research efforts and make Nigeria a producing nation rather than one that is import-oriented.

Why Yoruba dominate Table Tennis in Nigeria

Many years back, when the National Stadium Lagos, was the beehive of Nigeria's sporting activities, this reporter had the opportunity of watching Nigerian athletes training for one of the Olympic games.

Monday, December 19, 2016

UK should be proud of its Christian heritage - Prime Minister May

Theresa May encouraged Christians "to speak about their faith" at work and in public during Prime Minister's Questions recently.

Gov Okorocha recommends local security for Nigeria

Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State is praying that Nigeria should adopt the local security network system to tackle the knotty issue of security in the country, just as he had done in the state.

Why govs exploit Local govts

Imo State factional chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr. David Iwuagwu, has warned that until the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) takes the responsibility of conducting all elections in Nigeria, including that of the local government councils, state governors would continue to abuse the system.

Killing of Igbos, a case for the ICC

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It can no longer be construed as hesitation but outright refusal by the FG to look into the alleged recent killing of 150 so-called "Biafra protesters" who were peacefully celebrating the Anniversary of Biafra, The number is too many to be glossed over.

Enough of judicial terrorism By Okanga Agila

The US president-elect, Mr Donald Trump threw the luvvies of the world a curveball with his comments to President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines that his controversial fight against drugs was being carried out "the right way". For the records, in the four months that Duterte has been president as many as 2500 people have been executed on the streets for allegedly being drug dealers or users.

Senator stages free health outreach for community

Drugs and food supplements worth thousands of naira were, at the weekend, distributed freely to communities within and around Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State, courtesy of senator samdaddy Anyanwu, in collaboration with Neolife Health Organization and Nma Olebara foundation.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Debt recovery tops agenda at Ikeduru Knights meeting

Debt recovery was on top of the agenda during the last business meeting of the Ikeduru Council of Knights which took place weekend at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Umuhu Atta, in the Ikeduru council Area of Imo State.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Muslims want Christian gov jailed in Pakistan

At least 200,000 Muslims poured into Jakarta recently to demand that the Christian governor of the city be jailed after allegedly insulting the Qur'an.

ANCOPSS ends professional training in Owerri

The Mandatory Continuing Progression (MCPT) for All Nigeria Confederation of principal of secondary schools in the South-East ended in Owerri, recently.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dealing with depression

Elijah, who’d been fearless for three years, became frightened when Jezebel threatened his life. So he ran to the desert, where he became depressed and announced, ‘I have had enough, LORD…Take my life’ (1 Kings 19:4 NIV 2011 Edition).

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

... What next for Christians in America?

Barack Obama's former faith advisor has spoken about the future for Christians in politics after the divisive and shocking events of the 2016 US election.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Recession not death sentence- Dr Ogbonnaya Onu

Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, gave Nigerians hope, recently when he declared that recession is not a death sentence.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Money

Early in my career while doing work that I saw as more of a mission than a job, another company offered me a position that would give a significant increase in pay. Our family could surely have benefited financially from such a move. There was one problem. I hadn’t been looking for another job because I loved my current role, which was growing into a calling.

The power of intercessory prayer

Sometimes God moves sovereignly, giving you neither notice nor explanation. Other times He moves only in answer to prayer. The prayers of Rees Howells, ‘the Welsh intercessor’, were so powerful that they’re credited with thwarting the Nazis and influencing certain events in World War II. 

Teenage footballers as family breadwinners

Desperate poverty most times drives Nigerian youths to sports, especially football, through which they prematurely assume and play the roles of breadwinners for their families even as teenagers.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

ASUU has a case, but...

The educational burden of Nigeria is unbearable because of sheer number and spread. But the enormity of the problem is under-rated. When university teachers go on strike to ask for more pay, better facilities, more funding and all the other things they complain about, it is hard not be in sympathy with them, even though they have no reason to be blind to the fact that the country is very poor now, putting it bluntly.

Biafra is no big deal - Chief Iwuanyanwu

Renowned politician and business mogul, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has said that there is no reason why the mention of Biafra should cause panic in Nigeria.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Rivers election re-run: Wike alleges rigging plot

Rivers State's Governor, Mr Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says the state government will in coming weeks release an audio-visual footage of a plot to rig the forthcoming re-run election in the state.

Why God doesn’t remove all pains, sicknesses

The premise that follows God's ability to heal is that he can and will heal all sicknesses. So if that's the case, why doesn't God heal all diseases or at least not in the abruptness and methodology that we would want Him to?

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

Nigeria police lose 128 men ... In three months, IG expresses concern, blames militants

The rate at which police officers and men lose their lives in recent times in the course of their official duties has become a deep source of concern for the police hierarchy.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

How not to discipline your children - Bishop Osuegbu

The seventh Edition of Christian Men's Fellowship of the Anglican Diocese of Okigwe came to a close recently at the Cathedral Church of St. Barnabas, Okigwe.