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.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Govt may backpedal ... SOLADS may come on board

There has been intensive lobbying for the position of sole administrators of local governments in Imo State, fueling fears that the state government may backpedal on the local government elections planned for September and October this year.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

What Christians often get wrong about the Rapture

By Ryan Duncan

One of the little foibles about growing up in the 90's is that I got to experience a “Rapture Phase” within Church culture. Thanks to the popularity of Tim LaHaye's and Jerry B. Jenkins' Left Behind series, many Christians became convinced the return of Christ was imminent. 

Worthless people worship idol - Archbishop

Irked by the pervading vices in the country, Archbishop G.I. Lasebikan of Ondo Anglican Diocese is asking whether the golden era of Nigeria is over.

Ten things to say to your adult children

By Susan Mead

We yearn to have children and commit to parenting them to become more than just good kids. We invest our time to help them become contributing adults who love their Lord Jesus and others.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Flood * 16 Imo LGAs in danger * Bishop Okorafor frowns at Imo govt’s reaction

The Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) has listed 16 local government areas in Imo State to be affected by different degrees of flooding in 2017.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Invasion by pick-pockets in Owerri

There are numerous reports these days that market women are being robbed at the end of business each day at Eke Ukwu, Owerri. The robbers do this unchallenged.
The reports say that once it is time to close the market, the child hoodlums, take positions and charge at the women, snatching hand bags, money, cell phones, sales items and valuables.

Prelate’s wife berates Nigeria’s hypocrisy

Nigeria is a hypocritical and sick nation.

This is a damning observation on the state of the nation handed down by the wife of the Anglican Bishop of Isi Mbano Diocese, Mrs. Godiva Ukanwa, while delivering her Presidential Address at the 15th biennial Mothers' Union Conference of the Women's Ministry of the Diocese held recently at St. Peter's Anglican Church Amaraku/Umuneke Archdeaconry.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury resigns from church role ... After historical sex abuse review

Lord Carey, who was the Archbishop of Canterbury for eleven years up until 2002, has stood down from his last formal role in the Church of England after being criticised in an independent review of the church's handling of sex abuse. The review, into disgraced former bishop, Peter Ball, who was jailed two years ago, revealed Lord Carey had failed to pass information on Ball to the police back in 1992.