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Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria.

Our Lady of Lourdes parish, ckc station Avu, owerri west, imo state invites you to their YOUTH WEEK PROGRAM.


DATE: 15th-22nd August 2021.

TIME: 5:00pm daily.

Monday: Lecture On The Above Theme/Confession.

By: Rev. Fr. Michael Chiwueze.

Tuesday: Debate.

Topic: The Economic and Social Consequence of Lockdown orders (Sit at home) has cause more harm than the Coronavirus.

Treasure Hunt, and Spelling Bee.

Wednesday: Quiz, Bible Opening and Ayo Game.

Thursday Evening: Adoration with Candle.

Friday: LECTURE.

TOPIC: The Roles of The Youth In The Security of The Nation.

BY. Dr. Arukalum.

Eating Competition and

Interactive Session Among the Youths.

Topic: Courtship and Marriage without Tears.

Saturday Morning: Church Cleaning/Choir Rehearsal.

Saturday Evening: Movie Night.

Sunday: Lunching of Almanac.

You can equally contact the numbers on the picture for sponsorship.

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Amb Luke Calls For Peace In All Eastern States.

An elderly man will never sit at home and watch a goat deliver in it's tether.

It is unfortunate that igbos have refused to accept the truth base on this no movement of a thing, fixed by an unknown man and implemented by unknown gun men.

It is true that we igbos have refused never to back out on the Biafra restoration, but that doesn't warrant us all fighting when we don't have a physical leader, all the so called leader does is to give instructions to his unknown gun men from wherever he is.

This is a pure strategy when he named them ESN we all accepted it, now the ESN has turned out to become unknown gun men moving about, parading themselves and putting fright to innocent imolites and other eastern states. These hoodlums have caused chaos in imo state.

As a matter of fact, the so called ipob leader is 100% involved in this and his denying it.

It's unfortunate that we the easterners have failed to foresee what the so called ipob leader wants.

His idea of restoring Biafra land is a good one but not with bloodshed. Again he should know that a good leader must be at the front not behind. This so called ipob leader is in UK resting, having peace of mind and instructing his unknown gun men to threaten the Government, not only threatening the Government, they also went ahead to create tension to the people he claims his fighting for. Many said his right, is it compared to his father's and mother's death? it's obvious his not fighting to restore but to revenge.

Taking note of the resent happenings e.g the resent happenings at mbaise where trailer loaded with onions was looted by his so called unknown gun men again allegedly killed Ahmed Gulak the ex-aide to the former President Good luck Jonathan.

Glory to God they were brought to judgment.

My summary here is that we the igbos need to be wise, let's not behave like people without wisdom. Yes we need Biafra but it must not be with bloodshed.

Do you know lots of people who lost their lives just hearing the gun shots generated from the unknown gun men.

Imo State needs peace now, I call on the governor of imo state and his Government to bring back peace in imo state with all means.

God bless us all, as we contribute to restoring peace back to imo state and other eastern states.

Amb Luke Eberegbulam

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Ambrose Nwaogwugwu Again...

Theodore Chinonso Uba AKA Nonsonkwa Wrote

"My attention has yet been drawn to another malicious and murderous post made by one Ambrose Nwaogwugwu a hireling of the Imo state Government alleging that I have been announced as the spokesman of IPOB/ESN"

"I want to state it here that I am neither a spokesman of IPOB nor ESN"

"I am a Human Rights Activist fighting against the injustice in the South East and Imo State in particular!!!

"The state Government is seriously trying everything she could to clampdown on Me and take me to Abuja and have me incarcerated just because I stood against the indiscriminate arrest and unlawful detention of Imolites and the killings in Imo....

"I have it on good authority that DSS has perfected plans to Arrest me within 24hrs and take me to Abuja...

"All these propaganda is to STOP the OCCUPY OWERRI PROTEST being organised by Human Rights Activists, but unfortunately The PROTEST MUST HOLD!!!

Our Demands Are :

* Take the Military Off from our Streets and take them to all boundaries leading to the state!

* Unconditional release of ALL Imo Youths arrested on the Streets and being unlawfully detained by the Police!!

These are Simply the reason For the Planned Protest, and Nothing More !!!!

The Imo state Government is using Ambrose Nwaogwugwu and the propaganda below to have me incarcerated and STOP THE PROTEST, I challenge them to provide the audio clip where I was announced as the Spokesman of IPOB and ESN....

Imolites should know that our enemies are within and ready to destroy us!!!

For Ambrose Nwaogwugwu, My legal team will handle him....

Pray For Imo🙏🙏🙏🙏

Imo is Bleeding😭😭😭😭

My Name is Chinonso Uba Nonsonkwa"

Human Rights Activist!!!

The Struggle Continues....

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We Don't want Ruga, We Want Employment - Ubowalla Youths

The Ubowalla Youths led by Comrade Ugochukwu Abakporo the youth chairman of emekuku on Sunday made a peaceful protest against the Hope Uzodimma regime idea of Ruga in their community. The group led by Comrade Ugochukwu Abakporo and the youth chairman of ubowalla Comrade Chuks Chima son of late Dr chima of ubowalla made a peaceful protest against Ruga.

Comrade Ugochukwu Abakporo (Emekuku Youth chairman)

The Ubowalla Youths chairman Comrade Chuks Chima stateed that the idea of government bringing in Ruga into their community is not a good idea together all vehemently refused and disagreed to that idea.

Comrade Chuks Chima (Ubowalla Youths chairman)

The elderly person amongst them Mr Bob ovuoh stated that they are not accepting the idea of government bringing in Ruga to their community. If it was farming they will really accept, poultry and other things is acceptable but for Ruga they don't accept it.

He went further more telling how the fulanies value cows to human.

Mr Bob ovuoh

Therefore the Comrade Ugochukwu Abakporo the youth chairman of emekuku pleads with the government led by his Excellency dist sen Hope Uzodimma to stop the idea of Ruga in their community. He also pleaded with all Governmental bodies to come to their rescue of joblessness and the issue of Ruga in their community.

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The banned indigenous peoples of Biafran separatist group is behind the attack, but a spokesman for the group denies any involvement.

“The Owerri Detention Center in Imo State was attacked by unknown armed men who forcibly released a total of 1,844 prisoners.

The assault on the prison took place at about 3 am. The intruders blew up the administrative block of the prison and entered its territory.

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Man Caught Stealing from a Man Of God (Photos and video)

Today being 30th of March 2021 a young man was caught stealing from an Anglican priest Rev Omokwe O Omokwe who was posted to st.baths Anglican Church Ubowalla Emekuku in imo state.

Narrators said he is a tenant in umuololo ubowalla Emekuku and had been earlier caught by his landlady using charms, the same priest he was caught stealing from destroyed the charms. Many said the charm is manipulating the young man to destroy his life.

One of Omekwes church member said that the man of God gave a prophecy on the criminal who have been stealing from him, that after the church service he will still come again.

Not quite long the church dismissed, the young man after buying gala and soft drink went straight to the man of God's house to break and steal. He was unlucky the wife of the man of God saw him and Screamed loudly for help.

when the young criminal was caught, the village youths/taskforce detained him.

Later on, the man of God invited Supposed POLICE OFFICERS man and woman POLICE OFFICERS who came on mufti and with a non-governmental car with plate number RLU-306SG for his arrest.

On their arrival, the youths asked for their identity which they vehemently refused to display. The youth leader of Emekuku ordered immediately for him to be handed over to the supposed POLICE OFFICERS which they did.

Now as we have heard he is in police custody.

1.The plate number of the car they came with for the arrest.

2. The male police officer

3. The female police officer

Watch the video below 👇

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Each year, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and is always 46 days before Easter Sunday. Lent is a 40-day season (not counting Sundays) marked by repentance, fasting, reflection, and ultimately celebration. The 40-day period represents Christ’s time of temptation in the wilderness, where he fasted and where Satan tempted him. Lent asks believers to set aside a time each year for similar fasting, marking an intentional season of focus on Christ’s life, ministry, sacrifice, and resurrection.

He said:

"Therefore, as a Christian not minding your tribe nor race, not minding wether you are Pentecostal or Catholic, you are called to the service of God and humanity. This is a period of fasting and praying, the period of reconciliation between you and God, between you and your neighbor, the period for Sobber Reflection and almnesty."

"This is not a period for embezzlement, stealing, coursing, killing, kidnapping and raping.

"This season is for everyone, but for me more especially for rulers, both government rulers and traditional rulers, especially those ones that pocket the rights of citizens, those that doesn't pay their workers and pensioners, this is the time to ask God for pardon and turn a new leave for I believe what the Bible said " A labourer deserves his/her wages, whereby you keep the wages of a labourer to yourself and family its a big sin, this season is for your repentance. In the Bible David used his kingship power and slept with another man's wife, David knew he sinned against God, David wore sack clothes rolled on ashes and prayed to God for forgiveness and God forgave him. It is an example to all leaders. Our leaders have sinned against God and humanity, Nigeria is in sin, this is the season we are to put on sack clothes by Fasting and praying, almnesty etc let's pray to God for forgiveness and mercy.

As you go about today, remember this Bible verse Ecclesiastes 3:20 " Remember that you are dust and into dust you shall return".


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Today, Friday 5th of February 2021, the CEO of Grace Media described the formal PDP media director AMBROSE NWAOGWUGWU as a total failure to his supporters, friends and family members.

Speaking with Gracemedia he said " I am totally disappointed at Ambrose the formal PDP media director who recently decamped from PDP to join APC the party he humiliated. I see it as a betrayal to the People's democratic Party and also a total let down on H/E Emeka Ihedioha the formal Executive Governor of imo state. Not only that he deflected from PDP to APC, he still went as far to condemn the administration of the formal Executive Governor of imo state Emeka Ihedioha. Now he is supporting the present administration of Hope Uzodimma whom he already has sabotaged and destroyed his governance. For me I don't belong to APC neither am I PDP, but to be frank with you I strongly believe that Ambrose is looking for his own selfish interest, he is indirectly seeking for appointment forgetting that the public support matters. If you go to his social media platforms you will see the great decrease of followers just because he choose to masticate his vomit. Indeed he has no qualities of a good leader, knowing fully well the situation of things in imo state whereby criticism is on high rate on the present administration, he disregarded his supporters and moved to support the administration of his so called Court Governor. He now addresses him as the best governor ever in imo state, what a shame. Keep on mocking yourself."

He further Said

" Those that says the truth are always been tackled, just the way he tackled Nonsonkwa saying he bags award of false rumour. The Nonsonkwa we all know is a man of truth, his a majority speaker. So therefore there is nothing you say against him that would be seen as truth."

The CEO of Grace Media further advised the administration of Hope Uzodimma to clear all their debts in imo state and stop chasing shadows.


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Nigerian Air Force officers attached to the 211 Regiment of the NAF Base, Neze, Imo State, have been accused of shooting dead a Computer Science lecturer of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede in Imo State.

According to reports, Okonye Steve Nduka was killed at about 7 p.m on the 25th of January, 2021 at Naze area of Owerri.

Comrade Okonye was allegedly gunned down by the trigger happy men along with an ex-student of same Polytechnic as they were on their way back from a church programme.

The Zonal secretariat of ASUP ZONE D has condemned the killing of Comrade Okonye, calling for justice for the victims.

A statement released via the official website of ASUP Nigeria reads:

“The killing of our member is a brutal reminder of the stained reputation of security agents in the country, particularly in the area of extra judicial killings.

“The reports of a possible case of mistaken identity as the reason for the shooting represent watery and unacceptable excuses as Comrade Okonye and the other occupants of his vehicle were unarmed and never resisted arrest when the trigger happy men pointed guns at them.

“The killing of Comrade Okonye, a budding academic by these men cannot be swept under the carpet as the Polytechnic community, as well as the people of Ukwuani in Delta State have been robbed of the contributions of this young comrade to society particularly in his area of professional competence.

“The Union is therefore calling on the government to institute a full scale “no holds barred” investigation into the killing of our comrade and his friend through an investigative panel, the unveiling of these gunmen and their prosecution to serve as deterrent to others who are in the business of molesting and killing harmless unarmed citizens for fun.

“This shall also serve to save the society from the continued menace of the unprofessionalism of these men who have turned same citizens they are paid to protect, to hunting games.

“The Union is equally demanding for compensation to the families of our fallen comrade and his friend as the families have been deprived of their bread winners in such avoidable and unacceptable circumstance.

“Our Union is also calling for the relocation of the 211 REGIMENT GROUP, Air Force base currently located close to the institution as the excesses of the soldiers have been a constant source of conflict between the soldiers and the Polytechnic community. We are convinced that the current location of the base and its proximity to the Polytechnic community is an error that must be corrected to forestall future killings as the soldiers have on several occasions been reported to have overstepped their bounds by molesting citizens without provocation.

“Our Union will continue to demand for justice to be served these errant gunmen reportedly operating as officers of the Nigerian Airforce from the 211 Regiment Group, as the safety of lives and property of our members can no longer be guaranteed with such armed men operating freely within the community.”


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Rev Sister murdered after catching priest and nun in sex act finally gets justice

The dead nun's slippers were scattered on the convent kitchen floor -- one near the entrance, the other by the fridge.

Her white veil was found snagged on the door. An open bottle of water was leaking onto the tiles.

In the corner of the room was an ax.

Officers discovered the crime scene, described in court documents seen by CNN, at St. Pius X Convent Hostel in southern India on March 27, 1992.

Later that day, they found Sister Abhaya's body in a nearby well at the Indian convent, in the city of Kottayam, Kerala.

A post-mortem examination revealed she had nail marks on both sides of her neck and two lacerated wounds on her head. Her body had multiple abrasions and she had sustained a fracture to her skull.

Despite her wounds and the kitchen crime scene, no one was brought to court over Sister Abhaya's murder for 27 years. Instead, what followed was years of dead-end investigations, plagued with allegations of corruption.

Finally, last December, guilty verdicts were handed down to a priest and nun who had gone to extraordinary lengths to protect their illicit relationship. The court found Sister Abhaya had walked in on them while they were engaging a sex act in the kitchen, and killed her to conceal their sins. They were sentenced to life in prison.

After nearly three decades of fighting for justice, her family have one overriding question.

"Why did it take so long?" asks Sister Abhaya's brother, Biju Thomas.

When she died, Sister Abhaya was a student at a local college run by the Knanaya Catholic Church in Kottayam, then home to about 1.8 million people.

Among India's Hindu-majority population, 2.3% follow Christianity -- a figure that hasn't changed in more than two decades. But Kerala has a sizable Christian community, around 18% of its people.

According to India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which prosecuted the case, Sister Abhaya woke up at about 4:15am on the day of her murder to study for an exam.

She went to the ground floor kitchen to fetch some water and it was there prosecutors said she found Father Thomas Kottoor and Sister Sephy performing a sex act. Father Kottoor taught psychology at the school and Sister Sephy was in charge of the convent hostel where the act took place.

Prosecutors said the pair "maintained an illicit relationship".

The night before the murder, prosecutors said the priest snuck onto the convent grounds and stayed in Sister Sephy's room, which was on the ground floor of the hostel, near the kitchen.

When they realized the young nun had seen them in a compromising position, the pair hit her on the back of the head with a small ax kept in the kitchen, then threw her body into a well on the hostel grounds.

The details of what happened that night didn't come to light until years later, after immense pressure from activists and the young nun's family. Her father, in particular, refused to give up.

The first investigation into Sister Abhaya's death was opened by the Kottayam West Police Crime Branch on the day her body was found. A year later, it concluded the cause of her death was suicide.

But Sister Abhaya's father, Matthew Thomas, refused to accept their version of events and urged the CBI, the nation's premier investigation agency, to take over the case.

They picked it up in 1993, but for 12 years did not charge anyone for her death. Instead, between 1993 and 2005, the CBI filed four reports, including three closure petitions, urging the Chief Judicial Magistrate to drop the case.

In their first report, they agreed with Kottayam police that the cause of death was "suicide by drowning." However, it was not accepted by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, and the case was reopened.

Their second report, published in 1996, was inconclusive -- they could not determine if it was suicide or homicide. Investigators once again urged the case to be closed. This was once again rejected.

Their third report, published in 1999, stated it was a homicide but didn't nominate any suspects. This was rejected as "unsatisfactory" by the Chief Judicial Magistrate.

Yet another report was filed in 2005, reiterating the case was "untraced," as they could not identify any suspects. And once again, it was rejected by the Chief Judicial Magistrate.

After this, the investigation was transferred from the CBI New Delhi branch to the CBI in the southern city of Cochin in Kerala.

Finally, in 2009, the CBI formally charged Father Kottoor and Sister Sephy with murder, as well as another priest, Father Jose Poothrikkayil, who police said was involved in the killing.

All three denied the charge, as well as allegations of conducting an improper relationship.

They filed a dismissal request to get the case dropped, and it took another nine years before a judge ordered Father Kottoor and Sister Sephy to face trial. Charges against Father Poothrikkayil were dropped due to lack of evidence.

On August 5, 2019, the trial finally began.

Prosecutors argued that Father Kottoor and Sister Sephy went to remarkable lengths to cover up their relationship and crime.

According to the CBI, Sister Sephy underwent hymenoplasty, a cosmetic fix to restore or reconstruct her hymen, the day before her arrest in 2008, to make it appear that she was still a virgin.

In court, prosecutors accused police officers from the Kottayam West Crime Branch of tampering with evidence and destroying documents crucial to the investigation.

"It is reasonable to suppose that Father Kottoor had at his control the immense resources of the diocese in terms of money and material, and could command the obedience of priests, nuns, and laymen," the prosecution said.

Prosecutors alleged lead investigators, including the Superintendent and the Deputy Superintendent of the police, were instrumental in the cover up.

The judge agreed with the prosecution's assertions that early police investigators fabricated and destroyed evidence, including the plastic bottle, Sister Abhaya's slippers, and her white veil.

He ordered the state's police head to ensure that "such misdeeds on the part of the police" do not occur in future.

Only one charge was made against an investigating officer, but that was dropped in 2008 after he died.

At least one other lead investigator from the Kottayam West Police Crime Branch, who was accused of fabricating and destroying evidence, also died before the case concluded.

Father Kottoor maintains his innocence.

"I have done no wrong. God is with me," he told local reporters as he arrived in court on December 23 for the sentencing hearing.

His lawyer said the case relied entirely on circumstantial evidence. "There is no conclusive evidence," said Father Kottoor's lawyer, B. Sivdas. "And there was a delay in the investigation, a delay in finding the accused, there were so many loopholes. The court convicted them because the case became a sensation."

Sister Abhaya -- born Beena Thomas -- was a "polite and quiet child," according to her brother, Biju Thomas. They grew up in Kottayam, and were "devout Catholics and followers of Jesus Christ."

"I remember when she was about five or six, she began taking a huge interest in God and the Bible," said Thomas, now 51 and living in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. "She would read the Bible religiously, and take comfort in its teachings. Everyone loved her. She was always laughing."

Sister Abhaya was 19 when she was "called to a religious life," according to Thomas. The family had relatives in Germany and Italy who were also nuns. Thomas said that his sister admired the respect they received, and the work that they did.

"She wanted to be respected also, and devote her life to Jesus," he said.

Thomas was 24 when he was told that his sister had died by suicide. "I was so confused because she was happy, and she was following her dream. Why would she have killed herself?" he said.

Thomas traveled back to Kottayam town, from the state of Gujarat where he was studying, to be with his family and take care of his sister's funeral arrangements. Several days later, he visited her body in the morgue and read the postmortem report that revealed his sister had head injuries and nail marks to her neck.

"These to me showed that something had happened to her before she was thrown in the well," he said.

Sister Sephy filed an eight-page written statement stating that Sister Abhaya suffered from "psychological depression." She claimed that Sister Abhaya came from an "economically weak family and was not good enough in her studies."

Some other nuns were "staunch upholders" of the suicide theory, according to the final judgment. They "endeavored to give all support to the accused," the judgment said.

"It was very hurtful to hear those things said about my sister," said Thomas. "She didn't kill herself. She was silenced."

Sister Abhaya's father -- a low-wage farmer -- fought tooth and nail for his daughter, Thomas said.

"We were poor people, we didn't have much money," said Thomas. "But my father would travel for hours a day by bus to probe the police to reopen the case and give us the truth."

"He suffered a lot," said Thomas. "He always said 'someone killed my Beena. I am sure of it'."

Activist pushed for answers

Days after news broke of Sister Abhaya's death, the suspicious nature of the case piqued the interest of a young activist, Jomon Puthenpurackal.

"When I heard details about (Sister Abhaya's) case -- the overturned fruit basket, the ax in the kitchen, her slippers in different positions -- I knew immediately that something bad had happened to her," said Puthenpurackal, who said he was inspired by Kottayam-based freedom fighter, K E Mammen, to "do good in the world."

"I knew she hadn't committed suicide, like the police and the Church said," he said.

Puthenpurackal soon formed an Action Council to get justice for the murdered nun. He took a signed petition, along with Sister Abhaya's father, to the CBI, detailing all the allegations of corruption and listing key witnesses.

Every time the CBI filed a petition to close the case, Puthenpurackal kept the pressure on, using the Indian media to keep the case in the public eye, and urging investigators to dig deeper.

There was one witness, in particular, who had testimony Puthenpurackal felt was key to convicting the case. Adacka Raju was a "thief by profession," according to court documents. He had trespassed onto the hostel campus on the night of the murder to steal copper plates from the terrace, which he planned to sell, according to court documents.

Raju had stolen copper plates from the hostel twice before. But on his third attempt -- the night of the murder -- he told the court that he saw two men approaching the staircase. He identified one of them as Father Kottoor.

During the trial, defense lawyers vehemently argued against Raju's version of events and sought to discredit him, by branding him untrustworthy and a "man of no integrity." They also alleged that he was a witness planted by the prosecution.

The prosecution, however, said Raju was taken into custody by the Crime Branch and kept in the station for 58 days. He was subjected to "inhumane torture" by officers there, who tried to extract a confession to pin the murder on him.

"He stood his ground and did not budge even an inch," according to the prosecution. "He was offered a substantial monetary reward and a job for his wife and the meeting of the educational expenses of his children and a house to live in, but he did not succumb to these blandishments."

The police even arrested an acquaintance of Raju's, and tortured him for two days, according to court documents seen by CNN. The judge stated that the acquaintance's brother was also arrested and tortured for six days. He was repeatedly told to testify that Raju had committed Sister Abhaya's murder.

"Raju faced many difficulties in coming forward," said Puthenpurackal. "(The defense) completely dehumanized him. But he was one of the only witnesses who stood his ground, despite the mounting pressure."

"I dedicated my life to this case and I wanted to see it through the end," said Puthenpurackal, who continued to pursue the case even when it endangered his safety.

Father Kottoor threatened Puthenpurackal at a protest for Sister Abhaya. According to court documents, Father Kottoor warned Puthenpurackal that he would be "handled in the proper manner," also pointing out that "no one working against the church had ever been spared."

Because religious authorities in India are held in such high regard, victims often find it difficult to come forward if their perpetrators are involved with the church, according to the former president of the All India Catholic Union, John Dayal.

However, in recent years a number of victims in Kerala have come forward to seek justice.

In April 2019, Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal was charged with raping a nun multiple times between 2014 and 2016. A group of nuns who spoke against his alleged abuse claimed the church attempted to transfer them to other parts of the country, in a bid to silence them. Mulakkal, who is now based in the northern state of Punjab, has denied all allegations.

Former Catholic priest, Robin Vadakkumchery was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2019 for raping a 16-year-old girl in Kerala. The incident came to light only after the victim gave birth in February 2017.

The victim and her parents attempted to redirect focus away from the priest. Her father went as far as telling the court that he was the one who raped his daughter.

Sister Abhaya's parents died in 2015, before their daughters' attackers were brought to justice.

"I just wish my parents could have been here to see it happen," said Thomas, Sister Abhaya's brother. "That's all they ever wanted."

Thomas said he "can rest in peace" and move on with his life, now that the case is finally over.

However, he said he still struggles to reconcile his sister's love for the church with the horror of what happened that night -- and the fact that those who purported to share her faith were the ones who "took her away."


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The Court of Appeal, Owerri Division, Presided over by Justice Lukolu Sodibe, today 20th day of January, 2021, struck out the interlocutory appeal filed by some APGA members, trying to dismiss the order given earlier by Justice Ngozi Ukoha of the High Court of Owerri.

You will recall that in her ruling, Justice Ukoha ordered the Party to revert to *Status Quo Ante bellum* and restrained the products of the purported Wards, LGAs and State Congresses of APGA in 2019 from presenting, parading or holding themselves out as executives of the party until the substantive suit is heard and determined. *Status Quo Ante bellum* in this sense means that the Caretaker Committee set by the NWC of APGA prior to the Congresses must be in place and oversee the running of the party in the state pending the final determination of the substantive suit before the court.

The products of the purported Congresses appealed the ruling of the lower court seeking the vacation of High Court order of which today, the Court of Appeal dismissed the interlocutory appeal filed by the counsel to the appellants, Chief Emeka Nwagwu, SAN.

In his argument, Chuef Emeka Nwagwu, SAN said that the lower court has no jurisdiction to take the decision it took and therefore the order should be vacated.

Reacting to what Chief Emeka Nwagu, SAN said before the appeal court, Fintan Illika Esq. argued that the court has jurisdiction to make the order it made, citing section 87, sub-section 9 of the Electoral Act which allows the court to question if the procedures of any Political party congress was or was not followed or if it is against the party electoral guidelines and constitution. Fintan Illika Esq further argued that it is premature in this case for the appeal court to intervene in the matter as it has not been fully heard and determined at the lower court.

In their ruling today, the Justices at the appeal court presiding over the matter unanimously agreed and struck out the appeal filed by Emeka Nwagwu, SAN and ordered that the matter should be returned to the High Court for the substantive issues to be heard and determined.

By virtue of today's Court of Appeal ruling, Hon John Iwuala remains the state Chairman of APGA in Imo state while parties await the reassignment of the matter from Court of Appeal to High Court, Owerri.

Mbah Adrian Uche

Reporting live from Court of Appeal, Owerri Division



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• _SOKAPU youths vow to retaliate attack on cleric_

The Presidency has condemned Sokoto-based Muslim Solidarity Forum (MSF) for calling on the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Dr. Matthew Kukah, to tender unreserved apology to the Muslims, or quietly and quickly leave the state, over his controversial Christmas essay.

Professor Isa Maishanu of MSF had described the essay as “malicious comment” against Islam.

In a statement yesterday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), Garba Shehu, the Presidency said MSF’s comment “is wrong because it is not in line with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

According to Shehu, under Nigeria’s constitution, every citizen has the right to, among others, freedom of speech and expression, the right to own property and reside in any part of the country, and the right to move freely without any inhibition.

“The Sultanate has historically had good relations with followers of all faiths. That is why Fr. Kukah was received on his arrival in Sokoto with friendship and tolerance.

“Under our laws, groups or factions must not give quit notices, neither should they unilaterally sanction any perceived breaches. Where they occur, it is the courts of law that should adjudicate,” he added, urging groups like MSF to share and uphold the country’s multi-religious principles.

BUT the Youth Wing of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has vowed to retaliate any form of attack on Kukah, over his recent message on Nigeria’s woes.

It was reacting to Maishanu’s statement, asking Kukah to vacate the Seat of the Caliphate.

National leader of the SOKAPU youth wing, John Isaac, pointed out that MSF was trying to incite the peace-loving people of Sokoto and some Northerners against the cleric over his Christmas essay, in which, “out of patriotism, he voiced out the obvious truth.’

The SOKAPU statement entitled ‘Enough of the Bigotry and Senseless Attacks on Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, lamented: “Prof. Maishanu could descend so low, throwing caution to the wind and toeing the path of religious rascality and bigotry by deliberately attempting to paint the bishop’s message in religious colour and further inciting the general Muslim Ummah against the bishop.

Kukah had written in his Christmas essay: “Every honest Nigerian knows that there is no way any non-Northern Muslim President could have done a fraction of what President Muhammadu Buhari has done with his nepotism and got away with it.”

Isaac said the demeaning call by “the so-called professor” for Kukah to apologise to the Muslim Ummah or quietly leave Sokoto was not just ridiculous and unacceptable, but an affront to the rights of all Nigerians to live freely in any part of the country.

His words: “We believe that the reckless statement credited to the professor does not, in anyway, reflect the position of a responsible group such as MSF.

“While we call on the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest Maishanu to serve as deterrent to those already misled by his unguarded statements and prevent a religious war.”

The youths and people of Southern Kaduna will not accept further attacks on the person and character of Bishop Kukah under any pretence, as neither Maishanu nor any person or group can mourn more than the bereaved, he added.

“The bishop’s message was directed at the powers-that-be and cannot in any way be said to have been directed at Muslims and Islam, a religion well-known to profess peace.

“The youths of Southern Kaduna, therefore, vow to retaliate any form of attack directed or aimed at putting the bishop in harm’s way by any group of ethnic loyalists, religious extremists and enthusiasts.”


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Willy Amadi, a lawyer and and federal appointee in Imo State Office of the Public Complaint Commission has exposed himself in a leaked video he filmed himself.

In the leaked video that is now circulating on the internet, Amadi is seen in a room with what seem like two ladies making out.

The X-rated video has obviously attracted backlash.

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With gratitude to God, I hereby inform all Christ's Faithful and People of Goodwill everywhere that at about 10:00pm on the first day of January 2021, His Lordship, Most Rev. Moses Chikwe and Mr. Ndubuisi Robert, his driver, who were abducted in the evening of Sunday the 27th December, 2020 were finally released.

I personally visited and saw Bishop Chikwe in his residence at about 10:45pm

looking and feeling very weak from the traumatic experience.

Nevertheless, we continue to thank Almighty God for His goodness to us.

At the time of my visit, Mr. Ndubuisi Robert, the driver, was unavailable because he had been speedily taken to the hospital for the treatment of a deep cut he received on his hand from the kidnappers.

I gratefully acknowledge that the Imo State Government through the Directorate of

Security Services and the Anti-Kidnapping Squad of the Nigeria Police Force and the Anambra State Government through the Chief Security Office of the State, combined their efforts to attain the release of Bishop Chikwe and Mr. Ndubuisi Robert, his driver.

I sincerely thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for mentioning the captivity of Bishop Moses Chikwe and Mr. Ndubuisi Robert and praying for their release at his New Year Angelus Message at the Vatican just hours before they regained their freedom.

I am very grateful to the Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria, Archbishop Antonio G. Filipazi, for keeping in touch with me and the Vatican authorities during this painful saga. To all the Cardinals, Catholic Bishops, Priests, Religious and Laity in Nigeria and across the world, I say immense thanks for your fervent prayers and supplication. I equally thank other Christians and People of Goodwill for their spiritual and humane solidarity during this painful period.

God bless you all.


Archbishop of Owerri

+"wishing you grace and peace.



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Amb Luke Eberegbulam and family made a Christmas visit to the imo state zoological garden on 26th of December 2020.

While moving round the Imo state zoological garden with family he lamented bitterly "is this an amusement park or zoo, in a well developed zoo you will see different types of Animal, in the case of imo state zoological garden I can pinpoint the animals in it, very few in number. At the entrance you are decisived by the drawings on the wall indicating different types of Animal I call it fake advert if it's fake then in summaryits Scam, all the animals that are drawn on the fence of imo state zoological garden non is in the zoological garden".

Speaking with _Gracemedia_ he said " It is the duty of the state government to see that the zoo is well equipped becauseyear to year what we see in the state zoological garden remains the same, the government should stop demolishing projects done by the formal administration rather the State government should do things that will make imo state the best state in Nigeria, demolishing projects made by the formal administration is a total set back in imo state".

He further gave a massage to the governor of imo state " Imo state is in your care, for the past seven months you have been in office imolites have experienced set back, workers are not paid, you dismissed workers without payment all in the name of COVID-19, pensioners die each day, you pay few and call others ghost pensioners and still telling the to submit their pension documents, the same people you called ghost pensioners some recieved one month pension instead of eight months. Why must you demolish projects if the formal administration, if you really love imolites as you claim what will stop you from using that money you use in demolishing and reconstructing unnecessary things in imo to pay your workers and senior citizens. Why not use it and equip the zoological garden. You really have alot undone in imo state and you are indirectly fight SEN. ROCHAS OKOROCHA. Our pensioners are unhappy, youths dislike your administration, workers hate your administration the little ones (our children) also hates your administration hence you can't equip the imo state zoological garden."

Amb Luke called on the Government of imo state led by Dist Sen. Hope Uzodinma to clear all their debts by paying the pensioner who are being owed since the court affirmed him as the governor of imo state.


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Nigeria’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 has increased to 78,434 as the country recoreded 501 fresh infections on Sunday, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Of this total figure, 68,303 patients had been discharged and 1,221 deaths recorded in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

Lagos State remained the epicentre of the pandemic in Nigeria, with the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and fatalities in the country.

Several states governments had alerted people in their various states on the onset of second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

A breakdown of the latest COVID-19 confirmed cases revealed the following: Lagos (218), FCT (112), Kaduna (53), Plateau ( 24), Katsina (21), Kano (16), Yobe (14), Ondo (10), Ogun (9), Edo (7), Bayelsa (5), Rivers (4), Borno (4) Osun (2) and, Ekiti (2).

“Total confirmed COVID-19 cases: 78, 434

Discharged: 68, 303 AND Deaths: 1, 221.”


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My dear good people of Imo State, it is with a great sense responsibility that I address you on this auspicious season of Christmas.In normal times, with just a few days to Christmas, I should be saying a very happy Christmas in advance to you. But the times are far from normal. The dreaded Coronavirus pandamic, otherwise known as Covid 19, is back in town at full speed.

While I truly wish all of us a happy Christmas celebration in advance, I am duty bound to ensure that this should not be the last Christmas any of us will celebrate with his loved ones. This may sound scary but it is a grim possibility if we do not take urgent protective steps to stop Coronavirus on its tracks.

There is a great global resurgence of the dreaded virus. With the reopening of international flights, movement of people across the globe is back on full stream. This has aided further spread of the virus. It is usual that at this Christmas season, our relations and friends from across the world and Nigeria will be coming home. Expectedly there is bound to be a great human traffic surge in Imo State. This ofcourse comes with its full implications for the spread of Covid 19.

Already the effect of this frightful global resurgence and spike in Covid 19 infections is manifest in the country and Imo State.

Since October the number of cases in the country, which hitherto seemed to be reducing, has been on a rapid rise. From 225 confirmed new cases in October, the number has risen to a frightful level of 77,933 in December. Yesterday,19th December alone 920 new confirmed cases were recorded in the country, with 6 deaths .In Imo State the situation is no less frightening. Recent PCR-Based tests carried out in the state in accordance with the guidelines of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), reveal a frightful upward surge in the confirmed cases curve. As of last week, no less than 32 persons were confirmed positive with Covid 19.

Sadly, while the grim realities of increasing Covid 19 infections continues to confront us every day, a general complecency and false sense of safety amongst our people to Covid 19 safety protocols remain the order of the day. This trend must be reversed in the interest of everyone. The time to do so is NOW. The imminent danger posed by the human traffic surge occasioned by the season, makes immediate and drastic steps in this direction both cogent and urgent.

In this respect I want to emphasise that there is absolute need to avoid gathering of crowds of more than 100 people anywhere in the state. Where such crowds must gather, those involved MUST wear face masks.

There should be wash hand stands readily available with achohol based sanitisers at such gatherings.

To further strengthen safety measures, all government workers are to stay at home from tomorrow, Monday, December 21, till further notice, except for permanent secretaries and political appointees. This means that the state secretariat, which is a major crowd puller, will remain closed, from tomorrow, to the public until further notice.

In addition, wearing of face masks in public is henceforth absolutely compulsory. Mobile courts have been deployed all over the state to try any person caught without wearing face masks.

Equally, all Covid 19 safety protocols will henceforth be strictly enforced. These include provision of wash hand stands and sanitisers in markets and worship places. Any person or persons caught not observing these safety protocols will be summarily prosecuted in the Mobile courts.

As we enforce the safety protocols and monitor the situation, we shall regularly review developments to determine further measures that may be necessary.

My beloved Imo people, as I earlier said, I will not want this Christmas to be the last for any of us. Let us take these safety protocols serious and observe them tenaciously. It is in the interest of all of us to do so.

I wish you a happy and safe Christmas celebration. Please do all you must to remain safe. Your life is important to Imo State.

Thank you all and Godbless

Sen Hope Uzodimma

Imo state Governor


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...As Federation Of Mbaise Media Professionals Gives Award Of Excellence

To Imo APGA Chairman

Date: Friday, 18th December, 2020

Venue: Paragon International Hotel, Eke-Nguru, Aboh Mbaise, Imo State


An Eagle they say, cannot be hidden wherever it is. And Igbos say: You do not need a mirror to see whatever one wears on one's wrist. "Ihe agba n'aka, ejighi enyo ele ya."

Hon. John Iwuala as a matter of fact, is the most media friendly Party Chairman in Imo State. His vibrance, wisdom and intelligence cannot be overemphasized.

Born in the family of Late Elder and Ezinne Joshua Onyenkwere Iwuala Amako of Ndiuhu, Umueze - Chokoneze, Ezinihitte Mbaise of Imo State, Hon. Iwuala started his educational pursuit at Central School, Chokoneze. He got admission into Ife Grammar School in 1983, and later finished his Secondary Education at Chokoneze Secondary Technical School.

As an enterprising and promising young school leaver, he immediately started teaching in private school at Obigbo, Rivers State while waiting his result.

Hon. Iwuala relocated to Abuja for greener pastures as he hustle for life. After working with Julius Berger (Nig.) Plc, the education loving John got admission into University of Jos where he studied Political Science.

In business, Hon. Iwuala has been successful, he is the Chairman, CEO Coachillah Global Group of Companies Limited. An umbrella company accomodating other subsidiary companies that have engaged in so many business ventures in FCT - Abuja and its environs, ranging from Construction, Supplies, Consultancy and General Contracting.

Hon Iwuala is the Chairman, CEO, COACHILLAH Computers Ltd, a company dealing in sales and services of computers and computer asseccories.

Hon Iwuala is also the Chairman of COACHILLAH OIL & GAS Ltd. A subsidiary of COACHILLAH Global Group of Companies. Dealing in major petroleum products like, AGO, DPK and PMS

Hon. John Iwuala is a strong Christian and Senior Elder in the Apostolic Christian Church (ACC) Mission.

He was a lecturer at Christ Redemption Theological Institute, Abuja. between 2007-2009.

Hon John Iwuala was a founding member and first National President of Dynamic Igbo Youth Forum Federated, (DIYFF), an Umbrella Youth body that brings together all Igbo youths resident outside Igboland.

As a very strong member of Civil Liberty Organisation, (CLO), Hon Iwuala was also the National Director of Strategy, Inteligence and Planning in SOCIETY FOR ANTI -CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA, SACIN

Politically, Hon.

Iwuala has been a quintessential politician. He was a founding member and first National Youth Leader of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

He once served as State Vice Chairman and FCT Chairman of APGA.

He contested for Executive Chairman of Ezinihitte Mbaise LGA in 2010 under the platform of APGA.

He was the State Deputy Chairman of Imo APGA between 2011 - 2012, under the State Chairmanship of Prince C.C Nwaka.

In 2012, Hon. Iwuala served as the Chairman, Rescue Mission Committee on Public Service Verification, Imo State.

Hon Iwuala served as State Organising Secretary of APGA Imo State twice, under Bar Chudi Onuzo and Bar Peter Ezeobi respectively.

He was elected as Assistant National Organizing Secretary of APGA, South East Zone between 2015 - 2019 and was re-elected in 2019 Zonal Congresses of APGA.

Currently, my good people, Hon. John Iwuala is the Chairman of APGA in Imo State.

He has put his best to bring APGA to the fore front of political engagements in Imo State as well as restoring the lost glory of APGA in the state.

He is a great leader, achiever, goal getter, resilient and result oriented personality.

Hon John Iwuala is very accessible and people oriented.

How else do we describe this Great son of Ezinihitte Mbaise?

He is yet to reach highest level in politics as the sky remains his starting point.

May the good Lord continue to guide, protect and favour Imo APGA Chairman - Hon. John Iwuala.


Comrade CHILAGOROM Ifeanyi




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- Uzodimma Queries Organizers, Demands Refund

- Despite Market Closure, Event Flopped

The purported Owerri Zone Reception of Mr. Hope Uzodimma, the Supreme Court Governor of lmo State has flopped as the people of the zone boycotted an event held at his honor in Owerri. The Supreme Court Governor who was visibly angry for low turn out was seen querying those who organized the event.

An insider who do not want his name mentioned said that the Supreme Court Governor specifically demanded a refund from Prince Lemy Akakem and other organizers for holding an unsuccessful event despite the huge amount of funds released for the event.

Inspite of the fact that the government closed down all

market in Owerri, people still boycotted the event.

"This has shown that the people of Owerri stoutly reject the Supreme Court Governor because we did not vote him.

How can he be expecting a grand reception from us when he stole our mandate in broad daylight?" queried one of the respondents. "Even though they hired Favour the musician to attract crowd, people of Owerri still boycotted their event, that is to tell him that he is never welcomed by the people" said Mr. Obilor Ferdinand from Owerri.

The legitimacy challenged Supreme Court Governor of

Imo State has been trying to win the heart of the people by organizing all manner of government funded receptions, yet the people still avoid him like plague.

The stadium was filled with empty seats as can be seen in the attached picture.


Ambrose Nwaogwugwu



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Amb Luke - "Aged men should step down let the youths lead"

For political systems to be representative, all parts of society must be included. When young people are disenfranchised or disengaged from political processes, a significant portion of the population has little or no voice or influence in decisions that affect group members’ lives. A key consequence is the undermining of political systems’ representativeness.

To make a difference in the longer term, it is essential that young people are engaged in formal political processes and have a say in formulating today’s and tomorrow’s politics. Inclusive political participation is not only a fundamental political and democratic right but also is crucial to building stable and peaceful societies and developing policies that respond to the specific needs of younger generations. For young people to be adequately represented in political institutions, processes, and decision-making, and in particular in elections, they must know their rights and be given the necessary knowledge and capacity to participate in a meaningful way at all levels.

When there are obstacles to participating in formal, institutionalized political processes, young people can rapidly feel disempowered. Many tend to believe that their voices are not going to be heard or that they will not be taken seriously even if they are heard. The problem becomes circular as politicians may lose interest in responding to the aspirations of young people if they cannot win their votes. This in turn leads to young people being increasingly excluded from taking part in decision-making, or in debates about key socio-economic and political issues, despite their sensitivity to the demands for social equity and justice, environmental protection and cultural diversity.

In new and emerging democracies, the inclusion of young people in formal political processes is important from the start.

Many say " Nigerian youths are to poor to be engaged in politics " and what made them poor? The simple answer to this is our Grandfathers who are now suffering from dementia are being allowed to still lead, when an aged man of 70 to 80yrs ih s elected to lead how do you expect him to remember that youths are leaders of tomorrow, When there is no quality education, children hock on streets to eat, many go futher stealing just because of bad and aged government.

If you still view from another dimension, youths allow themselves to be used by politicians. How can you be given 5000 Naira in place of 4-8years.

After he gave you 5000 and you vote him in , four years later you graduate from university and start looking for job, how do you expect that same person you sold your right to, to value you.

There is still opportunity to make amendments of our already made mistakes. Find a political party that best suits you, participate in all. If you are buoyant enough contest for a position, create awareness to the youths , you will see yourself taking authority.

Youths, leadership is ment for the young and vibrant people. Be an active political participant let's take back what is rightfully ours for the betterment of the society at large.

Let the youths lead!!!!!

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