Tuesday, February 28, 2017

New end-time prophesies spring up ... Website says world will end 2017

A fundamentalist Christian website has cited evidence from the Bible to say that the end of the world is nigh.

Nigerians living abroad may no longer come home

- US-based expert says he can handle the situation

An Aviation and defence expert based in the United States of America has decried the spate of kidnapping in Nigeria and has offered to help curb the crime if asked.

Monday, February 27, 2017

GAFCON fumes over Church of England’s new marriage decision

The conservative Anglican grouping GAFCON is renewing calls for rebellion against the Archbishop of Canterbury after the Church of England threw out a report keeping the traditional teaching on marriage as between one man and one woman.

Archbishop Okoro elevates priests in Orlu Diocese

Newly elevated priests in the Anglican Diocese of Orlu have been advised to see their elevation as an encouragement to do more work.

What future awaits Kelechi Iheanacho at Man City?

Ever since the arrival of Manchester City's Manager Pep Guardiola this season, the CAF most promising talent, Kelechi Iheanacho (Super Eagles Striker) has been a doubt for his club as the new manager doesn't have confidence in him to deliver.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Christians are fast losing spiritual powers - Bishop

It's has been observed that many Christians are working without watching; power is diminishing, so also are power of prayer, evangelism, power of fasting they are all diminishing and there is stagnation.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Bishops decry hunger in Imo State

Anglican Bishops in the Owerri Ecclesiastical Province have called on government to, as a matter of urgency, apply public funds properly to reduce poverty in Imo State and the country in general.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Cathedral marks 25th anniversary, honours Enugu gov

The Cathedral Church of Good Shepherd, Anglican Communion, Enugu has conferred the “Outstanding Public Servant Award” on Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in recognition of his remarkable achievements in office especially in the areas of good governance and infrastructural development.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

DNA test on Ndigbo a waste of time ... Igbos are Jews, says Medic

An Owerri-based medical practitioner and pro-lifer, Dr Prince Philip Njemanze, has dismissed the DNA tests on Ndigbo to determine their affinity to the Jews as a waste of time since it is already an established fact.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

PSG’s Vals’ gift to Barcelona

4 – 0! Are we talking about the Almighty FC Barcelona and it's magical trident? Messi, Neymar, and Suarez (MNS) all did play on Tuesday night but were transparent.

Presidency mismanaged Buhari’s ill - health matter - Bishop

The Bishop of Calabar Diocese of the Anglican Communion, Bishop Tunde Adeleye, has taken a swipe at the presidency for mismanaging information on the ill-health of President Buhari.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ahiazu LGA timber market for relocation soon

Timber and building materials dealers at Afor Oru in Ahiazu Mbaise LGA have been reassured of the lmo state government commitment to relocating the market to old Ahiazu Mbaise General Hospital come 30th April, 2017.

Osinbajo tips Imo for refinery, power station

Nigerian's Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has assured Imo people that the Buhari-led federal government will not abandon them, since, according to him, the state is very special to him.

Cleric writes Christians

By Echi Nwogu

Dear People of God, I pity Nigeria. I pity the Church of God in Nigeria. Israel was in Egypt and in Babylon. Their cry was not that they lacked food to eat but were sad for their loss of freedom. We appear not to understand the times we are in globally. We appear oblivious that we are now into the end time season when the persecution of Christianity and the rise of war against the people of God and rebellion against God and His Lordship of the earth.

Monday, February 20, 2017

In defence of Johnson Suleman’s 'inciting sermon'

By Emmanuel Ugwu

I am a Christian. I am the son of a pastor. My creed and breeding predisposes me to denounce bloodshed and defend the incomparable value of human life. All the same, I support the controversial 'inciting' sermon of Apostle Johnson Suleman.

NBA may sue Imo govt ... Over alleged voilation of human rights, others

A team of legal experts have been raised by the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) , Imo State branch to commence legal proceedings against the office of the Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, for gross violation of the fundamental human rights and the rule of law, contrary to the provisions of the relevant sections of the Nigerian constitution.

We have not abandoned Imo pensioners - Labour

Organized labour in Imo State last Tuesday reaffirmed its total and unflinching support to the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Imo State chapter, and vowed it would never abandon the senior citizens in times of distress.

How Owerri Zone can clinch 2019 guber

By Ken Igwe

Despite serious complaints that it has been marginalized in the power alchemy of Imo State, Owerri Zone (Imo East Senatorial Zone) has lacked a coordinated effort to produce the governor of the state. And this anomaly has been the prevalent factor that has denied it the number one seat of the state in previous attempts. It has left other zones - Orlu and Okigwe zones - to occupy the governorship seat persistently.

Egyptian Court rules against law on Christian Pilgrimage

Christians in Egypt have now been granted right to take leave from work to go on pilgrimage, according to a high court ruling at the weekend.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Imo plans Agric Park in 6 LGAs

The Imo State government has resolved to establish an Agriculture Park in the six local government areas in Imo North Senatorial District, in a bid to foster a development of the sector and ensure adequate food security.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

GAFCON threatens rebellion

Arch-conservative Anglican leaders are threatening disruption against the Church of England, less than two weeks after bishops sided with them by refusing to change its teaching on marriage.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hold on to your Christian identity - Prelate tells Nigerian Christians

Christians in Nigeria have been advised to hold tight to their Christian identity, the present challenges they are facing not withstanding.

Thieves invade Church, steal sumo pump

Thieves broke into the Holy Trinity (Ang.) Church, Uratta at the weekend and stole the sumo pump used in operating the water borehole in the church premises.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Police clear air on ‘Vampire’s escape

The police in Imo State at the weekened dispelled rumours that they were in the court premises on the day one of the state's biggest crime suspects, Henry Chibueze, alias Vampire, escaped with other prison detainees in Owerri.

Trump blasts Mugabe for arresting pastors

Donald Trump's administration has called on Robert Mugabe to respect human rights within and outside Zimbabwe's borders following the arrest of the campaigning pastor Evan Mawarire.

Ex-Soviet leader Gorbachev foresees World War III

Mikhail Gorbachev has warned that the world looks as if it is preparing for World War Three amid a new nuclear arms race.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Archbishops decry divisions in Christendom

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called on Christians to repent of the divisions between churches. In a joint statement issued to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the two primates of the Church of England, Justin Welby and John Sentamu, reflect on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. 

Beware of fraudsters, JAMB candidates warned

Owners of accredited centres for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) have warned parents to beware of fraudsters who are out to fleece money off their children and wards under the guise of selling JAMB forms for 2017 to them.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Need for moral education in schools

By Macdonald Ogu.......

Well-meaning citizens of our country today, seem to be in agreement that there is a general trend of moral laxity in our society.

St. Peter’s Church Irete opens new Chapel

The Evangelism conscious St. Peter's Anglican Parish Irete, last Sunday, held an inaugural service for a new St. Peter's Chapel at Umueye Irete, in fulfillment of the popular demand for church planting.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Food prices may go down soon ... As FG moves to bring succor to the masses

Food prices are expected to come down soon, as the Federal Government has set up a high powered inter-ministerial task force to look to bring succor to the suffering masses.

Yoruba want it done before 2019 polls

Miffed at the mass killings going on in Southern Kaduna, Oke-Ogun in Oyo State and parts of the South East, Yoruba leaders have resolved to set up a high powered committee to rouse Nigerians into agreeing to restructure the nation.

Police rearrest 49 fleeing Owerri prison inmates

Forty-nine out of the 58 inmates that escaped from the Imo State High Court premises on January 27, have been rearrested and returned to prison.

Indiscriminate mounting of communication masts

With the advent of the Global System for mobile communication (GSM) in Nigeria and other communication systems, there has been an upsurge in the number of masts being mounted across the country, The masts have come to occupy a prominent position on the skyline towering over every other structure. They, in-fact, have to be this way to serve the purpose for which they were erected in the first instance - to .access more easily communication signal. With this development, however, other factors have come into play. Much as, it is considered positive one by many, there are aspects of the communication revolution with negative implications.

NYSC demand for medical certificate: Another misplaced priority

I was surprised when my little cousins ready for the 2016 Batch B Stream II Orientation Course which would run from Tuesday, 24 January to Monday, 13 February, 2017, came to inform me that medical certificates were compulsory for every prospective corps member. On further enquiry, I learnt that NYSC has made it compulsory that every prospective Corps member must come to the NYSC camp with a medical fitness certificate from any government hospital.

Owerri Anglican Knights Chapter trooping of colours in pix

2017 owerri Anglican Knights Chapter trooping of colours/thanksgiving held at CATOL Sunday 5th February.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Airline for Imo State


Considering the capital intensity of an airline business, the Imo airline that has just been announced must take most of our people by surprise. And they are asking:

Christians advised against disobeying God

Anglican Bishop of Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor has urged Christians to restrain themselves from being disobedient to God else they would provoke His wrath.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Why God will not establish Biafra- Archbishop Gloria Grace

I am not against my people's desire, but I will like to shed some light to some facts that will help us see things in their proper perspective, and from God's perspective, so we will pursue the right cause.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

FRSC, Imo govt take road safety to schools

The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, has expressed the state government’s readiness to partner with Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) on civic education in Imo schools, especially in the area of road use and safety with a view to raising awareness on prevention of road carnage usually caused by road accidents.

Bishop asked to resign over alleged fraud

The Anglican Church of Tanzania's Dar es Salaam Bishop, Dr Valentino Mokiwa, has been asked to resign to pave the way for a committee to investigate accusations of fraud and abuse of office.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Igbo language gets London University recognition

The University of London gave a monumental recognition to the Igbo language, recently, when its School of Oriented and African Studies (SOAS) inscribed on the wall of the new senate building, the name of an Igbo language lecturer in the institution, first time since the inception of the school.

Two Archbishops may wade into Imo pensioners, govt rift

Two prominent Nigerian Archbishops Emmanuel Chukwuma of the Anglican Diocese of Enugu, in Enugu State, and Archbishop A.J.V. Obinna of Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri in Imo State may, wade in the present face-off between the Imo State pensioners and government of the state.