Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pensioners weep uncontrollably as rights groups visit them in Owerri

Imo State headquarters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), was last Tuesday charged as hundreds of Imo pensioners wept uncontrollably when the state chairman of the Union, Chief G.U Ezeji, recounted what he described as “Our Ordeal” in the hands of Imo State government.

Why we floated Imo Airline - Gov Okorocha

Gov Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has explained why his administration floated an airline in time of recession in the country.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Buhari and Nnamdi Kanu fighting the wrong enemies

By Dr. SKC. Ogbonnia

Events after events have shown that the continued detention of the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, by the Federal Government of Nigeria needs a serious rethink. The matter is not only plaguing the country socially and politically, but its toll on the national economy is not difficult to fathom. The unfortunate irony yet is that while the two principal actors, President Muhammadu Buhari and Kanu, may have good intentions, they are fighting the wrong enemies.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The need to recalibrate the Igbo agenda

By Churchill Okonkwo

I was working on this piece when I read the article by one Benjamin Nwosu entitled “Biafra: Nigeria and the rise of fraudulent dullards with born-to-rule mentality”, on SaharaReporters. In that piece Dr. Nwosu arrogantly asserted that “anybody with a single brain cell in his head knows that the Biafran State will be realized within the next 20 years!” He added that “we do not need to write an essay to spell this out; all one needs to do is take a close look at present day Nigeria and the fraudulent dullards running it!”

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Open letter to Speaker, House of Reps on the Sharia Legal System

By Igwe Hon. E.E.E. Obikwere

I congratulate you on your courageous efforts to embark on the amendment of the 1999 Constitution. There is urgent need to amend this constitution and rightly too you have started well. It is necessary for democracy and rural development to remove the Local Government Council Administration from State Governors. This will free our democracy from the strangle holds of the governors as well as stop governors from personalizing Local Government financial allocations.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

27 new Knights for Ikeduru Diocese

Twenty –seven Anglican faithful in the Diocese of Ikeduru made the honours list as Knights and Dames who were investitured in a colourful ceremony that attracted dignitaries from all walks of life, recently.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Don’t dilute God’s word to please people - Bishop charges church leaders

Church leaders have been advised not to be static and to avoid “routine and maintenance” ministry as the Church exists in a dynamic and competitive environment.

Change your styles now... - Bishop warns leaders

The Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Isi-Mbano, Rt Rev. Godson Ukanwa, has described the just-concluded Bishop's retreat in Delta State as an opportunity to remind leaders to change their style and direction.

Speaking at day-four of the annual retreat which held at the Ibru International Ecumenical Centre Agbarha Otor, Delta State, Bishop Ukanwa warned leaders against leading like king Rehoboam who, he said, was foolish and lacked a sense of good judgment.

He recommended the use of opinion polls by leaders to know how their followers perceive them.

Bishop Ukanwa, who said that no man has answers to all problems, even with the highest anointing, urged his fellow bishops and other leaders to always weigh their statements and utterances so as to retain the support of fellow workers in the vineyard.

According to the prelate, leadership is a call to service, to serve and not to be served. Sevant-leaders, he said, reach the apex in their career and to achieve the feat requires competence and preparation which Jesus Christ applied.

Virtually lecturing his brother bishops as well as leaders in the country, on the subject of leadership, Bishop Ukanwa said that positions are given to people on loan by God and by the people.

Leaders must be horizontally and vertically connected for results to be achieved”, he said, adding that leadership must be seen from a two-way approach of motivation and maintenance.

He stressed that leaders must follow God in the true sense of the word “because failing to follow God is failing to lead”.

(c) Christian voice newspaper 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Kerosine lamp explosion injures little girl

A primary school pupil of Avu Central School, Avu, Miss Chimuanya Amadi, has fallen victim to kerosene lamp explosion .

Group lambasts Cardinal Onaiyekan

The Nigerian Civil War and Genocide Research Network has resolved to report His Eminence John Cardinal Onaiyekan, the Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Diocese, to the Pope over what it termed the Cardinal's insensitivity to the ongoing attempts to annihilate the Christians” in Nigeria.

This came on the heels of Cardinal Onaiyekan's alleged denunciation of the call by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) for a one-day national prayer in honour of the victims of the Southern Kaduna pogrom because he would not take orders from CAN.

In a publication signed by the group's coordinating Director of Research, Odogwu Dr. N. Tony Nwaezeigwe,the group observed that Cardinal Onyaiyekan's moves was divisive against the body of Christ.

It stated that if the cardinal, who is also the archbishop of Abuja, “cannot work towards the unity of the Christians of this nation in the face of rampaging Muslim onslaught, then he has no business remaining a cardinal and Archbishop of Abuja Diocese.The group dismissed the Cardinal's reasons for dishonoring the call for prayers which was that, “Roman Catholics do not take orders and instructions from CAN” and that 'he does not believe in praying on a particular day”.

The network reminded the Archbishop that he once presided over CAN and his orders were obeyed by other Christians during the period.

It, however, viewed this new stance as contrary to Cardinal Onaiyekan's stand when he declared that we should “give no room for evil people to sow discord and misery in our land”.

The group observed that the killing of Christians had persisted in the country despite what it described as the “Cardinal's alliance with the Sultan of Sokoto” under the Interfaith Dialogue.

The group also expressed disappointment that the cardinal was only concerned with who gave order for national prayers than the litany of Christian Killings in the country under the guise of boko haram, beauty pageant, Sharia riot, herdsman attack, the pogrom against Ndigbo 50 years ago in the north and the recent Southern Kaduna massacre, among others.

(c) Christian voice newspaper

Pakistani Pastor arrested for allegedly disrespecting the Koran

A Christian pastor in Pakistan has been accused of disrespecting the Quran and has been taken into custody.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Why South East may not get new state - Ihedioha

Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, has expressed some skepticism at the popular request for an additional state to be created in the South East region.

CAN thanks Buhari for firing Obazee

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has hailed Jim Obazee's removal as executive secretary of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC).

Archbishop Kwashi flays persecution of Christians in Kaduna

The Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Jos (Anglican Communion), the Most Rev Benjamin Kwashi, has given profuse testimonies and thanks to God that in the face of turbulence, persecution and wickedness in the North, God has been their refuge.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Am religious, a Christian: Victor Moses

Nigerian international, Victor Moses of Chelsea FC of England is likely to end the current season as the most improved footballer of the premiership.

Owerri Diocese fetes retired Church workers

Retired Clergymen in the Anglican Diocese of Owerri, with other retired church workers as well as some elders of the church, who have faithfully served the church in one capacity or the other, including their wives, were last Sunday treated to an annual get-together at the Cathedral Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (CATOL) Owerri, sponsored by the Bishop of the Diocese, Rt. Rev. Cyril C. Okorocha Ph.D and his wife, Dr. (Mrs.) Eunice Okorocha (Mama Owerre).

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Charges Slapped on Pastor Who Predicted That Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Will Die This Year

President Robert Mugabe 

The pastor who predicted that Zimbabwe's 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe will die this year has been charged in court following his arrest.

New Ohanaeze leader pledges to intervene

Newly-elected President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, has pledged to dialogue with members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), so as to bring them to speak in one voice with the Ohanaeze.

You don’t play pranks with God - Bishop tells Christians

Anglican Bishop of Eha-Amufu, the Rt. Rev. Daniel Olinya, says the greatest undoing of the church was that Christians now play pranks with God, serving small gods and dining with the devil.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Misplaced priorities, bane of our nation – Cleric

A clergyman, Venerable Mike Amadi, has blamed the ills of this nation today on misplaced priorities and putting square pegs in round holes by those in charge of political leadership of this nation.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Atta club fetes orphans, less privileged at Christmas

A non-governmental organization(NGO) engaged in charity and social work, Atta Renaissance Club of Nigeria (ARC) last December, held two days of activities comprising church worship at All Saints Anglican Church, Umuonuocha, Atta in the Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State as well as a visit to the child care centre, Ngugo, in the same local government area.

2017 year of superlative blessings - Bishop

The Anglican Bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Cyril C. Okorocha, Ph.D has declared the year 2017 as a year that is going to be full of divine and positive surprises, superlative blessings and intervention from God, to prove to us that He is indeed a Sovereign Lord.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Valley of Blessing

If calamity comes . . . [we] will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us.
2 Chronicles 20:9

Thursday, January 12, 2017

‘Stay alert!

When Jesus fought the devil in the wilderness, Satan never landed a single punch. Three times Jesus told him, ‘It is written’ (Matthew 4:4, 7, 10 NKJV). And with those three solid right hooks, Satan went down and couldn’t get up.