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  • Bishop Onah's Lecture on 57th Founder's Day of the University of Nigeria Nsukka
    We know the history of and the background to the motto of our University. We know that the Founders of the University of Nigeria ...

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  • Bishop Onah Visits Ette Catholic community
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Prof. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah has on the 25th day of August, 2017 embarked on a three-day pastoral visit to the once crisis laden Ette community in Igbo-Eze North, Local Government Area of Enugu State.

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  • Remains of Fr. Nweze laid to rest
    The remains of late Fr. Alphonsus Nweze were on Tuesday, August 22 committed to the mother earth at the St. Teresa's Catholic Cathedral Cemetery, Nsukka after a funeral Mass which culminated the series of funeral activities held across some Parishes in honour of the deceased.

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  • Jubilation in Nsukka Diocese as 16 Deacons are ordained Priests
    The Catholic Diocese of Nsukka in Enugu State is spiritually growing from strength to strength. The spiritual growth received a boost on August 19, 2017 as family members, friends and well-wishers turned out in their large numbers to celebrate with sixteen clergymen, who were elevated from the status of deacons to priests.

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  • UNN: Bishop Onah installs Blessed Sacrament at St. Peter's Chaplaincy Father's House
    It was cheers and jubilation by the Catholic Faithful of St. Peter's Chaplaincy, University of Nigeria Nsukka, in Nsukka Local Government Area, Enugu State on 29th July, 2017, following the installation of the Blessed Sacrament in the parish chapel and blessing of presbytery by the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Prof. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah.

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  • Bishop Onah celebrates 33rd priestly anniversary with Nsukka Diocesan choir directors/ choir masters
    It was cheers and smiles for the choirmasters and music directors of Nsukka Diocese on 29th July, 2017 as the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Most Reverend Professor Godfrey Igbwebuike Onah, vested in the same chasuble he wore on the day of his priestly ordination on 28th July 1984 at Holy Ghost Cathedral Enugu, ...

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  • Nsukka diocesan HCA celebrates Marian year in thrilling style
    With sense of joy and great thanksgiving to God, the entire members of the Holy Childhood Association, (HCA) of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka joyfully gathered in their large numbers at St. Theresa's Cathedral, Nsukka on the 22nd of July, 2017 to celebrate their special day with the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah.

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  • Nrobo: St. Paul's Parish receives Christ
    For the Lay Faithful of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nrobo in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, there is no longer the need to sojourn to far places seeking Christ for adoration and worship as the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, Most Rev. Prof. Godfrey Igbebuike Onah has on the 29th of June, 2017 installed the Blessed Sacrament in the beautiful but modest chapel of the parish amidst ...

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  • "We must unite our homes first before thinking about Biafra"- Bishop Godfrey Onah
    Speaking on Sunday, 25th June, 2017 at St. Theresa Cathedral Parish, Nsukka, the Chief Shepherd of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Most Rev. Godfrey Onah has seriously condemned the spirit of division among brothers, sisters, neighbours, families, communities, states and nations especially among the Igbo folk.

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  • "Nsukka Diocese gets 2,232 new Soldiers of Christ
    The number of soldiers in Christ's army in the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka has increased tremendously as the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, Most Rev. Prof. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah embarked on a pastoral visit to parishes where he administered the Sacrament of Confirmation on 2,232 candidates on the 4th and 10th of June ...

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  • "Nigeria missed her opportunity for confederation" - Bishop Godfrey Onah
    Preaching a sermon at the Holy Mass to mark the World Day of Communications, the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, Most Reverend Professor Godfrey Igwebuike Onah remarked that the crises that surrounded the first coup d'état in Nigeria, provided ample opportunity for the Nigerian polity to move for a confederated nationhood.

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  • "You are not alone" - Bishop Onah consoles Nsukka diocesan widows
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah has sent a consolatory message to all the widows in the diocese, encouraging them never to give up in life as the demise of their husbands is not the end of their life.

    The Local Ordinary made this known to the widows who turned out en mass at St.

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  • Ukehe smiles as Father Bishop recruits 1,400 Soldiers of Christ in Ukwuaji
    Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka is always concerned about the spiritual growth of members of his diocese. Once more, on 19th and 20th May, 2017, the bishop, who has a knack for delivering memorable homilies that remain with the congregation even when he is gone embarked on a pastoral visit to Mother of Christ Catholic Church, Ukwu Aji, Ukehe in Igbo-Etiti Local ...

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  • Terror in name of culture
    Terrorism masked in culture:
    First and foremost, we thank you for all your good works which have brought innumerable dividends of democracy to our people. Democratic dividends have become the lots of our people because of the commendable ways you have governed and legislated in the present dispensation for the wellbeing of the citizenry of Enugu State in general, and Nsukka cultural zone, in particular.

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  • Savagery and violence not our culture
    We wish to bring to the notice of the public and to our Christians in particular, that Oriokpa has come again. Within 24 hours of the commencement of the Oriokpa season, Nsukka town has witnessed a speedy gush of banditry and mayhem. Many are already bearing various degrees of injuries and losses because of Oriokpa.

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  • Bishops Onah and Okobo Visit Students Under Diocesan Scholarship at Veritas University Abuja
    It was simply like a family meeting where the family members gather at the foot of the grandfather and father to receive instructions, admonitions, encouragement, blessings etc. No doubt such scenario gives boost, vigour and uncommon courage. Such was the privilege of the nine lucky candidates awarded scholarship by the ...

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  • Caritas feeds over 200 poor Nigerians
    In its bid to reduce poverty in the land amidst biting economic hardship, the Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria, (CCFN) Nsukka diocese has once again fed over 200 poor Nigerians in Nsukka.

    At the occasion which was recently organised at St. Theresa's Cathedral, Nsukka, ...

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  • Nsukka Medical Consultant Forum visits Catholic Bishop of Nsukka
    Recently the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese Most Rev Godfery Igwebuike Onah welcomed a team of Medical Consultants from Nsukka Senatorial Zone extractions living and working in government owned hospitals at both Federal and State hospitals within the state. The group ceased the opportunity to congratulate the Bishop though belatedly as the 2nd Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Nsukka.

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  • Cheers, jubilation as Father Bishop inaugurates St. Benedict's College, Onuiyi
    It was a day of great delight and celebration for the management, staff, students and the people of Onuiyi in Nsukka Local Government Council of Enugu State following the epoch-making inauguration and the blessing of St. Benedict (The African) College, Onuiyi, Nsukka by Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka on Tuesday, 4th April, 2017.

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  • Bishop Onah Condems Menace of Oriokpa Cult in Nsukka: Vows to fight with his last drop of blood
    The aftermath of the savagery and violent attack unleashed by Oriokpa Nsukka on the 29th of March, 2017 within the University town of Nsukka metropolis has got many thinking.

    Most Rev. Prof. Godfery Igwebuike Onah the Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Nsukka ...

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  • Assassins attack Catholic priest with AK 47 in Nsukka
    For Reverend Fr. Malachy IkennaUgwuoke-the Pioneer Parish Priest of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Ejuona-Obukpa in Nsukka Local Government Council, Enugu State, this was not what he bargained for when he drove out of the parish house to visit his friend and brother in Christ, Reverend Fr. Dr. Emmanuel EmekaAgujiobi-the Parish Priest of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Ele-Agu, Obukpa.

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  • Terrorism in the name of culture
    By the month of April 2016, the Nsukka cultural zone was on the media purview from both national and international news for the sad events of the Nimbo massacre by Fulani cattlemen. Fulani cattlemen invaded Nimbo community at the early hours of that day when many members of the community were in between sleep ...

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  • Tension in Nsukka as Oriokpa smashes a seminarian again!
    As the case of Desmond Ogbonna, a senior seminarian of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka from Uda, Enugu Ezike whose head was rudely broken by a group of heartless Akatakpa masquerades in Orba, Udenu Local Government Council of Enugu State in September last year is still fresh on minds of those who witnessed, heard or ...

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  • Igbo culture should not go into extinction - Barr. Ezeme, Chairman PPSMB
    The Chairman, Post Primary School Management Board (PPSMB), Enugu State, Barr. Nestor Ezeme has called on Igbo students at all levels of their education to embrace the cultural heritage of their forebears, emphasizing that Ndigbo should not allow their language, culture and tradition to go into extinction.

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  • Governor Ugwuanyi gets thumbs up over mass housing scheme
    The Enugu state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has gotten thumbs up over his mass housing scheme for the people.

    The National President, Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria, (REDAN) Rev. Ugochukwu Obiora Chime commended the Governor especially for his unrelenting ...

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  • 5 die, many wounded in Obollo-Afor auto crash
    No fewer than 5 persons have been reported dead and many sustaining various degrees of injury from a ghastly motor accident involving a Commercial Bus and a Mercedes Benz car at Obollo-Afor.

    The accident occurred at about 1.30 pm, along Enugu/Markurdi expressway, ...

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  • ESCEC advocates revival of Igbo culture, tradition in Enugu
    The Enugu State Catholic Education Commission (ESCEC) has called for the revival and reestablishments of the Igbo language, culture and tradition among students. The commission made the call at the Holy Ghost Cathedral in Enugu during her Maiden Cultural Fiesta held on the 28th of February, 2017 and aimed at protecting and promoting the Igbo culture and tradition, especially the acceptance and ...

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  • Amalla-Egazi: St. Theresa's parish celebrates 10th anniversary with Pastoral Visit
    It was celebration galore at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, Amalla-Egazi in Udenu Local Government Council of Enugu State on February 26 as the parishioners and other members of the community happily thronged to the parish centre for the celebration their 10th year anniversary as a parish.

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  • Christians urged to eschew complacency and preach the good news of Christ
    Christians throughout Nigeria, especially Catholic faithful, have been called upon to shed their toga of complacency and use all they have to reach-out with the Good News of Christ without counting the costs; even in the face of persecution.

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  • Catholic Media Practitioners urged to brace up for challenges of social media
    Catholic media professionals and practitioners have been called upon to brace up for the challenges of the social media and counter false publications about the Church through this modern day medium of communication.

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  • Genetically modified organisms; Cardinal Onaiyekan advocates dialogue for Common good
    The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has called for continuous proactive dialogue on the issue of Genetically Modified Organisms to ensure a beneficial outcome for the common good of all Nigerians. The cardinal gave this admonition in his address at the opening ceremony of the one-day interactive conference on the theme: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's) in Nigeria; Faith Based Perspectives.

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  • We cann't celebrate the feast of St. Valentine like the Europeans - Msgr. Onoyima
    For so long, the feast of St. Valentine as celebrated every year, particularly on February 14 has been considered a day for lovers, friends, families and relatives to show their love for each other in various ways.

    However, in the act of expressing this love, St. Valentine's conceptualization of love has been terribly eroded as people, especially the youths; engage in lots of sinful ...

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  • The sacredness of life versus the slaughter of innocent Nigerian citizens today
    At major festive periods in Nigeria, the prices of animals skyrocket because they are slaughtered for social entertainment. Human life is however, sacred and cannot be sacrificed as if it were mere animal life, for pleasure or social celebration. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: "no one can under any circumstances claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent ...

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  • From Recession to Depression: A Terrible Situation!
    The word recession for the past few months has become indeed a kitchen term in Nigerian polity. Within the last few months, Nigerians have seen the worst unprecedented changes in her economic life. It is a contraction phase of the business cycle. The U.S based National Bureau of Economic Research defines it more broadly as a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, ...

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  • Installation of the Blessed Sacrament -Ogurugu Parish Council
    The Catholic Faithful of St. Francis's Parish, Ogurugu in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Council, Enugu State, and the entire Ogurugu community were greeted with joy at the early hours of 19th January, 2017 as Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka exercised three-fold functions which include the installation of the Blessed Sacrament in the parish, blessing of the Presbytery ...

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  • New Nsukka Prisons Deputy Controller Visits Bishop Onah
    On Tuesday, 24th January, 2016, the New Controller of Nsukka Prisons, Mr Charles Onyia paid a courtesy call to the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah.

    During the visit the new Deputy controller introduced himself to Father Bishop and ...

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  • Mrs. Ugwuanyi unveils Health Project on women, children
    The wife of Enugu State Governonor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi has reiterated her readiness to identify organizations and institutions with programmes capable of impacting positively on women and children in the state especially in rural areas. The governor's wife affirmed this in a speech in her office in Enugu State Government House while receiving members of the Adolescent Breast and Pelvic Cancer ...

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  • Enugu government employs 1,000 primary school teachers
    The Chairman, Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board (ENSUBEB), Chief Ikeje Asogwa has testified that the state government has recruited no fewer than 1,000 primary school teachers.

    Addressing press crews in Enugu on Tuesday, 17th January, 2017 during a prayer ...

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  • Economic Recession: Nsukka residents cry out
    Countless Nigerians across the nation have expressed dissatisfactions over the hard times they are currently passing through due to the economic recession prevalent in the country.

    On the lips of many citizens are out cries and tales of lamentations as hardship ...

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  • Enugu Govt. equips more health centres
    In ensuring that all the Primary Health Centres in the state are in good shape, the Government of Enugu State has made further distribution of hospital equipments to no fewer than seven health centres in the state. The health centres that benefitted from the present gesture include Ibagwa-Agu, Awhum, Umulungbe, Akpug oEze Ugwu Oji, Obuoifia Awkunanaw, Obe Aghu Akagbe Ugwu and Ede Oballa.

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  • UNN 46th convocation: 10,425 graduates storm Nigeria's labour market
    No fewer than 10,425 fresh graduates have emerged at the 46th convocation ceremony of the University of Nigeria (UNN) held on 27th January, 2016. The new graduates were awarded Bachelor degrees in their respective disciplines at an elaborate ceremony which took place at the Margaret Ekpo Convocation Arena of the institution's campus in Nsukka, Enugu State.

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  • NCC Boss delivers UNN 46TH convocation lecture
    The Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, on January 27, 2016 delivered the 46th convocation lecture of the University of Nigeria, UNN.

    In the course of the lecture, Prof. Danbatta stated that the commission has contributed more than N1.4 trillion to the economy of Nigeria since its inception.

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  • Thousands receive Christmas gifts from Catholic Diocese of Nsukka
    No fewer than a thousand people have on 22nd December, 2016 at the St. Theresa's Cathedral podium, Nsukka, received various gift items from different charity organizations in an outreach programme organized by the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka as a means of celebrating the coming of Christ with them.

    Addressing the beneficiaries at the gathering, the Cathedral Administrator, ...

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  • "My coming to Nsukka is not just a visit but a homecoming"-Sultan of Sokoto
    His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Dr. Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar III, has reiterated that his trip to Nsukka, Enugu State on 20th December, 2016 during which he commissioned some road projects completed by the Governor of the state, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is not just a visit as conceived by majority of the people but a homecoming.

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  • Bishop Onah's 2016 Christmas Message
    Christmas message of Most Rev. Prof. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah (Catholic Bishop of Nsukka) Delivered at the end of Nsukka Diocesan Christmas Carol of Nine Lessons at St. Theresa's Cathedral Nsukka on Sunday 18th December, 2016
    Joy to the world is the song we just sang now and that forms the title of the ...

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  • Nsukka diocese gets 16 new deacons
    The number of ordained members of the clergy was increased by 16 on the 18th day of December, 2016. In his sermon, Bishop Onah urged the new deacons to do away with all forms of personal enrichment but to embrace the word of God, saying it is their only instrument.

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  • Nsukka diocese celebrates Christmas with carol of nine lessons
    The Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, on Sunday 18th day of December, 2016, celebrated her Christmas festival of Ten Lessons and Carols at the St. Theresa's Cathedral Nsukka. The event which was chaired by Chief Nnia Nwodo witnessed different melodious renditions from three different choirs: St Theresa's Cathedral Choir, Nsukka, Immaculate Heart Choir, Eha-Alumona and St Paul's Choir, Obukpa.

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  • Diocesan CWO marks end of year party with Bishop Onah
    As part of the activities marking the end of the year for 2016, the Catholic Women Organization of Nigeria, (CWO) Nsukka Diocese gathered in their large numbers at the podium of St. Theresa's Catholic Cathedral, Nsukka on 15th December, 2016 following a grand Christmas party with Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka.

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  • 581 Soldiers of Christ recruited at St. Joseph's, army barracks
    The entire Catholic Faithful of St Joseph's Parish, Army Barracks, Nsukka jubilantly and joyously welcomed the Chief Shepherd of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Most Rev. G. I. Onah on a pastoral visit on 3rd and 4th of December, 2016 during which he administered the sacrament of Confirmation on no fewer than 581 candidates.

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  • CMO Christmas party: Don't produce a Christian culture that is mockery of Christianity – Bishop Onah
    Nsukka Diocesan CMO gathered in their numbers on the 3rd day in the month of December, 2016 to celebrate their Christmas party with the Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Nsukka Most Rev. G.I. Onah. It was remarkable and superlative essence as the Chief Shepherd kicked-off the celebration with a Holy mass which ...

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  • Ohebe-Orba boasts of best Chapel in Nsukka Diocese
    December 1, 2016 was a joyful and remarkable day for the entire catholic faithful of St. Gregory's Catholic Church, Ohebe-Orba in Udenu Local Government Area, Enugu State as they happily gathered in their large numbers with other members of the community at the parish centre to welcome Christ in their land following the installation of the Blessed Sacrament in the parish by Bishop ...

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  • Okpu-Orba celebrates illustrious daughter: Rev. Sister Laura Ogbu
    On 27th November, 2016 in a Thanksgiving Mass at St. Francis Catholic Church, Okpu Orba, Udenu Local Government Area, Enugu State, Catholics and the entire people of Okpu-Orba celebrated an illustrious daughter in the person of Rev. Sister Laura Maria Nkechinyere Ogbu (SJS). She is a member of the Congregation of Sisters of Jesus the Saviour.

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  • Jubilation in Ibagwa-Ani as 390 receive sacrament of confirmation
    It was jubilation galore at St. John's Catholic Church, Ibagwa-Ani on 27th November, 2016 as the parish was filled with members of the congregation and other members of the community following the confirmation of 390 Soldiers of Christ by the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah.

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  • A statement by the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka over the tragic Accidents That Took Place Along Enugu Road On 21st November 2016
    We received with shock the news of the two fatal and gory accidents that took place in the early hours of Monday, 21st November along the Enugu Road presently under reconstruction that claimed the lives of three persons. We learnt with dismay that the two incidents happened within a short distance and a brief interval ...

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  • Clarion Call for better use of roads in Nsukka
    The two fatal road accidents leading to the loss of three lives, occurring on the same day, Monday 21st November 2016, and on the same Enugu Road, Nsukka – occurring only meters and hours apart, have caused us to stop and ponder on traffics and the use of roads in Nsukka. Roads make for better and safer travels. But it is proving not to be so in Nsukka because of the several road accidents we ...

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  • Nsukka tragic day: three killed by trucks
    Monday, November 21, 2016 was a sad day for the family, friends and customers of Mr. Chidi Ogbu, as a heavy duty Coca-cola truck incidentally crushed him to death as he was on his way to his shop in Nsukka main market where he does phone accessory business.

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  • Installation of the Blessed Sacrament: Ohebe-Orba boasts of the best Chapel in Nsukka Diocese, what else do we seek for, says Parish Priest
    By Alphonsus N. Ogili

    December 1, 2016 was a joyful and remarkable day for the entire catholic faithful of St. Gregory's Catholic Church, Ohebe-Orba in Udenu Local Government Area, Enugu State as they happily gathered in their large numbers with other members of ...

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  • Catholics march in thousands to mark Corpus Christi in Nsukka Diocese
    By Alphonsus N. Ogili

    Resounding drumbeat, trumpet and songs of praises filled the air on November 20, 2016 as thousands of Catholic faithful in Nsukka marched in admiration from St. Teresa's College through Total roundabout and back to the Cathedral to mark ...

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  • Coming to the end of the Jubilee Year of Mercy
    The Solemnity of Christ the King on November 20, 2016 brings to conclusion the Jubilee Year of Mercy that Pope Francis announced in January 2015 and inaugurated on December 8, 2015, the Solemnity of Immaculate Conception. There is no doubt that this great Jubilee Year of Mercy offered us a great spiritual opportunity to come closer to our merciful and forgiving Father.

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  • Catholic Diocese of Nsukka marks official closing of jubilee year of mercy
    By Victor Ishiwu

    The Bishop, priests, Rev. Sisters and the entire members of the Catholic community of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka on Sunday, 13th November, 2016 joined the rest of the Catholic Communities around the world in a ceremony marking the official closing of the door of mercy.

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  • Ikolo Catholic Community receives illustrious son: Hon Akadu
    By Innocent Ugwoke

    Sunday 13th November, 2016 would remain a joyous day in the lives of entire Igbo-Etiti west constituency especially Ikolo as one of their own sons, a philanthropist, a pathfinder, a leader and a statesman Hon, Arc, James Okereke Akadu (Ochudo 1 of Amaedem Ikolo) member Representing Igbo-Etiti ...

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  • Echara Nsukka: St. Peter's parish holds launching project
    By Alphonsus N. Ogili

    Lay members of St. Peter's Catholic Church, EcharaNsukka happily thronged to the parish premises on Sunday, 13th November, 2016 not only to pray and worship God; there was a heavy task before them: raising up to one hundred million naira to purchase piece of land, build a church and a parish house.

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  • "God loves you" – Bishop Onah tells excited young people
    By Eva Chuma Nnamene and Alphonsus N. Ogili

    As an expression of his love for young people, and knowing that they form a great percentage of his flock, the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah invited all the young people of his diocese to St Theresa's Cathedral Nsukka on 12th November 2016 to share the Holy Eucharist with them; and to keep the 2016 Nsukka Diocesan Catholic Youth Day.

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  • Bishop Onah dedicates St. Michael's Church, Amufie
    By Alphonsus N. Ogili

    It was a day of great joy and jubilation for the entire faithful of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Amufie, Enugu-Ezike in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State on 5th November, 2016 as the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah carried out chains of solemn rituals aimed at ...

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  • Bishop Onah installs Blessed Sacrament at St. James, Umakashi
    By Alphonsus N. Ogili

    St. James' Catholic Parish, Umakashi in Nsukka, Enugu State was filled with people from various nooks and crannies of the town and beyond following the installation of the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel of the parish by Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka on 4th November, 2016.

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  • Bishop Onah inaugurates academic year for diocesan schools
    By Alphonsus N. Ogili

    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah, on 30th October, 2016 at the St. Theresa's cathedral, Nsukka celebrated a Holy Mass specially meant for the Inauguration ceremony of all the Catholic schools in the diocese for 2016/2017 academic session.

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  • KMFB holds Annual General Meeting: ready to open 4 new branches
    By Alphonsus N. Ogili

    Kenechukwu Micro finance Bank (Nig.) Ltd. (KMFB) has, on Friday October 28th, 2016, held its 6th Annual General Meetings (AGM) and declared a 25 kobo dividend per share for every N1.00 for its shareholders. The bank has equally unveiled plans to open up 4 new branches to better serve its customers well.

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  • «Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch» (Lk 5: 4)
    My dear Brothers in the Priesthood,
    Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

    At the beginning of my ministry as the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, I reopened the discussion on the more convenient period of the year to do the annual postings of the major Church personnel in the Diocese. We soon found out that each of ...

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  • "If nothing is done … Nigeria will become the largest prison" - Bishop Onah
    Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah has admonished that unless something is done to improve the livelihood of Nigerians, and Nigerians themselves eschewing corrupt practices, more and more Nigerians will be in imprisoned as they would, more likely, incriminate themselves and that would lead to more imprisonments; ...

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  • Bishop Onah Celebrates 60th Birthday in Nsukka prisons
    It was cheers and smiles for the officers and inmates of Nsukka prisons on 18th August, 2016 as the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Most Reverend Professor Godfrey Igbwebuike Onah, with his entourage visited the prisons where he celebrated his 60th birthday anniversary.

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  • Priestly Ordination: Bishop Onah Ordains 12 Priests
    Once again, it was historic in the vicinity of Catholic Diocese of Nsukka on Saturday, July 9, 2016 as thousands of Christians congregated to witness the priestly ordination of 12 deacons by the Bishop of the Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah.

    While delivering a homily at the colourful ceremony which took place at ...

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  • Drop the so-called Grazing Bill - Catholic Bishops
    By Nonso Asadu

    In the wake of kidnappings, robberies, raping of women, repeated killing of farmers and destruction of farmlands by purported Fulani herdsmen in Enugu State, the Bishops of the three Catholic Dioceses in Enugu State have in a joint press ...

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  • Governor Ugwuanyi will leave no stone unturned - Nsukka L.G. Boss assures Bishops
    By Alphonsus N. Ogili

    The Caretaker Committee Chairman Nsukka Local Government, Enugu State, Prof. Mrs. Rose Onah, on Saturday, July 2, 2016 assured Catholic Faithful in Nsukka Diocese, who peacefully and soberly marched to the Local Government ...

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  • Instability in Nigeria will destabilize the whole of Africa - Bishop Onah
    By Eva Chuma Nnamene

    Delivering an Exhortation on Saturday 2nd July 2016 in preparation to lead his diocesans in a long peace and prayer procession to Nsukka Local Government Headquarters, as part of the Inter-diocesan activities embarked upon by ...

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  • Bishops' Joint Press Statement

    THAT THERE MAY BE PEACE

    (A Joint Press Statement by the Catholic Bishops of the Three Dioceses in Enugu State following an Inter-Diocesan Prayer Procession for Greater Security in the Sate, in the Wake of Repeated Attacks by Herdsmen in Various Parts of the State)

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  • Nsukka Diocese Celebrates Investiture of 7 New Monsignors
    By Alphonsus N. Ogili

    St. Theresa's Cathedral of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka was filled to the brim on Saturday, June 25, 2016, by priests, Rev. Sisters, members of the Diocese, family members, friends and well-wishers who came to witness the historic investiture of ...

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  • Nsukka's new 7 Monsignors
    By Rev. Fr. Eva Chuma Nnamene

    There was joy in the air as people gathered from far and wide to be part of that epoch-making event: the investiture of Nsukka's new seven monsignors which took place on Saturday 25th June 2016 at St Theresa's Cathedral Nsukka at Holy Mass ...

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  • Tears in Nimbo as Bishop Onah holds burial Mass for the victims of Fulani herdsmen attack
    By Alphonsus N. Ogili

    It was indeed a day of great anguish and tears in Nimbo, Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, on July 17, following a burial Mass celebrated ...

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  • Life must go on. God is there and we hope. The Government too

    A Brief Homily at the Funeral Mass for the Victims of the Nimbo Massacre
    Celebrated on Friday 17 June 2016
    By
    Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah
    (Catholic Bishop of Nsukka)

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  • You too are called to Holiness
    Philosophers:

    These also believe in the necessity of the cross as an effective means to self-fulfilment. In general. for them self-denial or mortification is a strenous training and a whole mode of life. that leads to the highest possible degree of physical. intellectual. and moral fitness. This in turn influences the will and the intellect:

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  • Jubilee year 2016: Pilgrimage through Door of Mercy
    June 3, 2016 marked the catholic world Jubilee Year of Mercy and Pilgrimage for Priests and Seminarians as was announced by Pope Francis last year. Nsukka diocese joined the rest of the world in the event as it was held at St. Theresa's Cathedral Nsukka.

    The pilgrimage recorded a massive attendance of Priests from different ...

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  • In Onitsha for a funeral not protest march
    For the sake of those who may have been misled by internet or media reports about Archbishop Obinna's presence in Onitsha on the 30th May 2016, it has become necessary to give the true story."

    On Monday the 30th May, Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna, Archbishop of Owerri, left for Onitsha for the funeral of Rev. Sr. Innocentia Ehirim at the Immaculate ...

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  • Our concern over the security of our Nation
    A Statement by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN)

    We, the Catholics Bishops of Nigeria, deeply appreciate the sincere efforts made by the past and present Administrations of the Nigerian Government to address the multifaceted challenges facing our dear Nation in the areas of national unity, security, the economy, corruption, and so on.

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  • Felicitations mark Bishop Okobo's home coming jubilee celebration
    St. Raphael's Catholic Church, Lejja in Nsukka Enugu state was filled with people from different nooks and crannies of Lejja community and beyond who assembled in mass to felicitate with their son, the Emeritus Bishop of Nsukka Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Francis Okobo on his silver and golden jubilees celebrations.

    The atmosphere wore a colourful look and the early morning rain did nothing ...

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  • Bishop Onah Confirms 805 Brethren at St. Michael's, Imilike-Agu
    Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, on May 28th, 2016 annointed 805 brethren who happily converged at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Imilike-Agu to receive the sacrament of confirmation.

    The day had begun on a joyful note for the parishioners and bishop Onah's ...

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  • Bishop Onah visits Ogbodu-Aba parish, rededicates chapel, anoints 436
    The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah has once more demonstrated the resolveof his administration to ensuring that no parish in all nooks and crannies of the Diocese is lagging behind.

    On May 26, 2016, bishop Onah embarked on a pastoral visit to Saint Anthony's Catholic Church, Ogbodu-Aba where he undertook the rededication of the ...

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  • Humility endears a Sinner to the Holy God
    "I have sinned against the Lord" (2Sam 12:13). This submission of King David was the life saving statement of his that averted the death sentence he unwittingly pronounced against himself when he said: "I swear by the living Lord that the man who did this ought to die" (1Sam 12:5). Considering justice both from the Divine and from the Natural view points, the polygamous man who committed adultery and ...

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  • Onitsha Provincial Bishops visit Nimbo - donating N10m
    By Rev. Fr. Evaristus Chuma Nnamene

    Onitsha Provincial Bishops rose from their meeting at Enugu the capital of Enugu State on Tuesday afternoon 10th May 2016 to visit Nimbo, Uzo Uwani LGA of Enugu State where suspected Fulani Herdsmen inflicted brutal crimes on Nimbo ...

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  • "You cannot have unity where there is no communication" - Bishop Onah
    By Rev. Fr. Eva Chuma Nnamene

    The Catholic World celebrated the 50th World Communications Day on Sunday 8th May 2016. Earlier the Supreme Pontiff, Pope Francis had sent his message titled "Communication and mercy: A fruitful Encounter". The Catholic Diocese of ...

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  • Interdenominational prayers with donation of N2.2m at Nimbo
    Anchored by Alphonsus Ogili & Eva Chuma Nnamene

    The recent invasion of Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu state by suspected Fulani herdsmen resulting to the killings of scores of people has come and gone, but the pains, sorrows and fears of Nimbo indigenes ...

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  • Meeting of Catholic Bishops with His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Aso Villa, Abuja, 2nd May, 2016
    An Address by Most Rev. Ignatius A. Kaigama, Archbishop of Jos and President, Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria.

    Your Excellency,
    On behalf of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), we the ...

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  • Stop This Madness!
    A Press Statement following the Massacre of Innocent Citizens in Nimbo, by Suspected Fulani Herdsmen. "A voice is heard in Ramah, lamenting and weeping bitterly: it is Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted for her children, because they are no more." (Jer 31:15). This passage from the Prophet Jeremiah captures the present mood in Nsukka and, especially, in the hitherto ...

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  • Ghostly Nimbo Town
    What could have been another peaceful farming day in Nimbo, a subsistent farming town of Uzo Uwani LGA, Enugu State, Nigeria was suddenly turned into a dreaded, frightful and loathsome day by men who are suspected to be Fulani Cattle Herdsmen on Monday 25th April 2016. At the break of the day, just as people were waking up and getting started with their activities, the nefarious men who were alleged to ...

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  • Terror in Uzo-uwani as herdsmen attack communities, scores killed, others injured
    Tears and anguish besieged the people of Nimbo in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State as Fulani herdsmen attacked their community on 25th April, 2016 killing no fewer than 15 people while scores remain hospitalized. The attack was launched around 6 am by armed herdsmen clutching sophisticated weapons, machetes and cutlasses.

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  • Two Ordained Priest after 15, 19 Years of Deaconhood
    The divine Mercy Sunday, April 3, will continue to stand tall in the annals of Nsukka diocese as Rev. Lambert Ejionueme and Rev. Michael Nwabueze who had been ordained Deacons for 19 and 15 years respectively were ordained Priests by the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Onah at the St. Theresa's Cathedral, Nsukka.

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  • Easter 2016: Bishop Onah administers Sacraments to Catechumens
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Onah has on March 26, 2016 administered three sacraments: Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation to many converts into the Catholic faith.

    The event which took place during the Easter Vigil at the Cathedral marked the ...

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  • Chrism Mass: Bishop Onah urges Priests to Step up Preaching Function
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Onah has called on Priests in the Diocese to step up in their primary service of teaching the Catholic faithful about Christ to enable them grow in the faith.

    The Bishop made this appeal at the celebration of the year of mercy Chrism ...

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  • 2016 Nsukka Diocesan Cathedraticum
    Cathedraticum is an annual event in the Roman Catholic Church wherein Catholics in a Diocese gather as a family to support their Bishop in his pastoral work and to demonstrate solidarity and loyalty to his leadership. In this year of Mercy's episode of the event at Nsukka, the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Onah has visited 11 out of the 13 Deaneries in the Diocese as ...

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  • Catholics March in thousands to observe Palm Sunday in Nsukka
    Drumbeat, trumpet sound and praises filled the air as Catholic faithful in Nsukka danced with palm fronds from the St. Theresa's Cathedral through the University market road, Alu-Udele, Total roundabout and back to the Cathedral through St. Teresa's College, Nsukka.

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  • Nsukka Diocesan Farmers' Association Unveils Plans for Year's Farming Season
    Great Farmers, Great Nation! No Farmers, No Nation! This was the resounding phrase that characterized the Nsukka Catholic Diocesan Farmers' Association meeting held on Thursday, March 17, at the St. Theresa's Cathedral Podium, Nsukka. The Farmers gathered in their numbers to deliberate and finalize plans on how to boost farming in the area and also to encourage its members in this year's farming activities.

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  • Bishop Onah commissions multi-million naira water borehole in Mbanato
    The catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Onah has commissioned a multi-million naira water borehole project in Mbanato community in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State.

    The multi-million naira project was attracted to Mbanato by an Nsukka ...

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  • Uhunowere: HCA celebrates Children Sunday in thrilling Style
    It was fun and exciting for Members of the Holy Childhood Association of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Uhunowere as they gathered in their numbers at the Parish's hall to celebrate their day.

    To make the event worthwhile for the Children, they were given a pride of place ...

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  • Nsukka Catholic Diocese Celebrates Triple Jubilee in Grand Style
    All roads led to the Nsukka Catholic Cathedral on January 29, 2016 as the Diocese, in grand style, celebrated its 25 years of creation alongside its Bishop Emeritus, Most Rev. Francis Okobo's 25 years as a Bishop and 50 years as a Priest. The event tagged 'Triple Jubilee Celebration' was attended by over 15 Catholic Bishops, one Anglican Bishop, a sea of Priests as well as lay Christ's faithful across Nigeria ...

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  • Diocesan Silver Jubilee football match on the eve of the jubilee



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  • Be merciful, just as your heavenly Father is merciful (Lk 6: 36)
    My dear Brothers in the Priesthood,
    Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
    In this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Divine Mercy, we in Nsukka Diocese are blessed to be celebrating three other important Jubilees: the Silver Jubilee of the erection of our Diocese, the Silver Jubilee of the Episcopal ordination of Bishop Francis ...

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  • Bishop Onah chairs ESUTECH's Governing Council
    In a brief, but solemn ceremony on Wednesday, 6th January 2016, the Feast of Epiphany, the Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (a.k.a. Gburugburu) inaugurated the reconstituted members of the Enugu State University of Technology (ESUTECH) Governing Council at the Government House Enugu. In the ceremony that was attended by members of the government and highly placed, ...

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  • St. Patrick's College Obollo-Eke wins Nsukka Catholic Diocesan Quiz
    St. Patrick's College, Obollo-Eke has emerged the overall winner of the diocesan Catholic Secondary Schools' quiz held on January 15, 2016 at the St. Theresa's Catholic Cathedral Podium, Nsukka. The quiz which was organized by the Nsukka Diocesan Education Commission was contested by eight out of the 10 secondary schools that emerged winners in their respective Deaneries as two of such ...

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  • Bishop Onah's Jubilee Message
    «Unless the Lord builds a house, they labour in vain who build it» (Ps 127: 1) On 19 November 1990, Pope St John Paul II erected the new Diocese of Nsukka, carving it out from the Diocese of Enugu, and appointed Msgr. Francis Emmanuel Ogbonna Okobo its Bishop. On 6 January 1991 Msgr. Francis Okobo was ordained Bishop by the same Pope in St. Peter's Basilica Rome and on 2 February 1991 he was ...

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  • Ajuona Obimo: Bishop Onah Installs Blessed Sacrament
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Onah has on January 4, 2016 installed Blessed Sacrament at Raphael's Catholic Church, Ajuona-Obimo.The installation which stands as the first installation in the diocese for the year, 2016, brings the Parish, St. Raphael Catholic Church, to the second full-fledged parish in the entire Obimo autonomous community.

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  • Bishop Onah dishes out Food, Xmas gifts to Indigents in Nsukka
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Onah has on December 23, 2015 dished out food and other gift items to hundreds of indigent people in Nsukka Area of Enugu State as a way to celebrate the birth of Christ with them. The event which took place at the St. Theresa's Catholic Cathedral Podium is an age long tradition in the diocese wherein the Bishop doles out gift items to the ...

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  • Nsukka CWO presents Bishop Onah with Xmas gift items
    Members of the Nsukka Catholic Women Organization (CWO) have on December 22, 2015 presented their Bishop, Most Rev. Godfrey Onah with lots of gift items at the cathedral podium of the diocese.The event which holds yearly serves as a platform wherein the members of the organization celebrate Christmas with the Bishop by presenting him with gift items as a way of wishing him a happy Christmas.

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  • The Destiny of a Prince
    Francis Emmanuel Ogbonnaya Okobo who would become the first Catholic Bishop of Nsukka was destined a prince. He was born on 4th December 1936 to the family of Ozo Bartholomew Nnabuchi Ugwuja Okobo (late) and Mrs. Josephine Lolo Ugwu Okobo (late). Francis is the first son of the five surviving children of his parents in the royal family of Umu-Ugwunwike Okobo Ezema of Umu-Eze Lejja in Umuariogwu ...

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  • Triple Jubilee Celebration
    Jubilee celebration is a time of joy, a season when every household is expected to recover its absent members, the land return to its owners. Generally, according to Christian traditions it is characterized with happiness. The month of January no doubt, shall ever remain indelible in the history of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka. It is a month of the grand finale of the Triple Jubilee Celebration of the ...

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  • Bishop Onah unveils Presbytery, Installs Blessed Sacrament at Mgboko-aku
    Barely three years of its creation, St. Benard Catholic Church, Mgboko-aku, has recorded another landmark achievement as the Bishop of Nsukka diocese, Prof. Godfrey Onah unveils an ultra-modern presbytery and installs Blessed Sacrament in the parish. At the holy mass, Bishop Onah bemoaned the low level of faith some Catholics have in the Eucharist saying that when people of other faith want to ...

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  • The episcopacy of Francis Emmanuel Ogbonnaya Okobo
    Rev. Fr. Dr. Francis Emmanuel Ogbonnaya Okobo was elevated in December 1987 to the office of papal chamberlain by His Holiness Pope John Paul II. This honour was conferred on him on 2nd July 1988 by His Lordship Rt. Rev Dr. M. U. Eneja, Bishop of Enugu at Holy Rosary College Ground Enugu, during the Marian year Celebration. In the same year, he was made the Pioneer Parish Priest of St. Mary's ...

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  • Bishop Onah ordains 12 Deacons
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Onah, on December 19, 2015 ordained 12 senior Seminarians Deacons of the Holy Roman Catholic Church at St. Theresa's Catholic cathedral, Nsukka. The ordination which coincided with the Catholic Church's jubilee year of mercy recorded in attendance a host of priests and religious and a massive crowd of people from all walks of life who came to ...

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  • Bishop Onah opens Door of Mercy
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese has on Sunday 13 December 2015 opened Door of Mercy at St. Theresa's Cathedral Nsukka. This new development is in line with one of the major features of this Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis. In his Letter according to which an indulgence is to be granted to the faithful on the occasion of the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis noted that in order ...

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  • Father Bishop Onah visits Papal Family, Awka
    AWKA 27th November, 2015 will remain indelible in the minds of the formators and seminarians of Pope John Paul II Major Seminary, Awka, as Fr. Bishop G. I. Onah inaugurates the academic/formation year, 2015/16. It was marvelous in the in the eyes of all as many were with breathless expectancy waiting for this Prof. Bishop from Nsukka and of Nsukka Diocese. So he came. The event began with a ...

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  • Meeting of the Diocesan Pastoral Council

    5:12:2015
    «Unless the Lord builds a house, they labour in vain who build it»
    If the Lord does not build the house,
    In vain do its builders labour;
    If the Lord does not watch over the city, ...

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  • Nsukka Diocese flags off Silver Jubilee Celebration with a Cultural Fiesta (as Bishop Francis Okobo Celebrates 50 years as a Priest And 25 years as a Bishop)
    The Catholic Diocese of Nsukka on Saturday, 21st November, 2015 at St. Theresa's Cathedral, Nsukka flagged off chains of scintillating and mind-blowing activities set aside to mark the silver jubilee of the diocese in grand style. The celebration which started with a cultural fiesta, had all the priests as well as congregation in ...

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  • Catholics march in thousands to Mark Corpus Christi in Nsukka
    A large number of Catholics in Nsukka Diocese on Sunday, 21st November, 2015 joined other Catholics the world over to mark the Corpus Christi in an exciting, thrilling and heartwarming style. At St. Theresa's Cathedral, Nsukka, the excitement knew no bounds as thousands of enthusiastic faithful came out en masse to commemorate the celebration. The congregation which was made up of ...

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  • Bishop Onah Recruits 546 Soldiers in Enugu-Ezike
    About 546 soldiers were on Thursday, 19th November, 2015 recruited in the army of Jesus Christ through the sacrament of Confirmation at St. Joseph's Parish, Umuogbo-Agu in Enugu-Ezike by the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah. While administering the sacrament, Father Bishop prayed that the receivers would bear witness to the suffering, death and resurrection ...

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  • Advise them to Stop - NTDU begs Bishop Onah
    Nsukka Tipper Drivers Union (NTDU) has made a passionate appeal to the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah to advise the government of Enugu State to stop charging them exorbitantly for each trip of sand and gravel they supply to buyers. They made the appeal on Tuesday, 10th Nov., 2015 during a peaceful protest that led them into St. Theresa's Cathedral ...

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  • I look for saints in Nsukka - Bishop Onah
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwbuike Onah has expressly stated that he looks forward to see a large number of Christians who would become saints in Nsukka town. He made this known on Sunday, 1st Nov., 2015 at St. Theresa's Cathedral, Nsukka during a solemn mass dedicated to honour all the saints in heaven.

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  • CWO marks magnificent golden jubilee
    The Catholic Women Organization (CWO) across the nation had on Sunday, 1st Nov., 2015 marked 50 years of the association's existence in Nigeria. In Nsukka Diocese, the organization was not left behind in the celebration as delegates from different parishes converged at St. Theresa's Cathedral to commemorate the event.

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  • Bishop Eneja wanted Holy Catholics
    In a related development, Bishop Onah while addressing about a thousand guests at the 6th Bishop Michael Eneja Annual Memorial Lecture on Saturday, 31st Oct., 2015 stated clearly that the only thing late Bishop Michael Eneja wanted to achieve was to see all Catholics become holy, pointing that if sincere efforts were not made to realize that, any other achievement attributed to him would make the saintly ...

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  • Ukehe holds glamorous yam festival
    On Saturday, 17th October, 2015, the premises of Mother of Christ Parish, Ukwuaji wore a new look as all the faithful and friends from the three parishes that make up Ukehe town (St. Peter's Ukehe, St. Mary's Ezi-Ukehe and Mother of Christ Ukwuaji) gathered in their good numbers to to celebrate their 2015 new yam festival in glamorous style.

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  • Umunko marks feast of St. Mary in style
    The entire faithful of St. Mary's Parish, Umunko in Igbo-etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State in October, rolled out series of activities aimed at marking the feast of St. Mary in an exciting style. The activities which lasted for five days featured a three-day insightful retreat, football match and a grand finale on Sunday, 4th Oct., 2015 which ushered in performances like cultural dance by various zones in ...

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  • Anecdotes of Bishop Eneja's intercession
    It has always been a normal practice for Catholics to seek the prayers of saints or those presumed to have lived a live worthy of sainthood to intercede for them especially in their dire needs. Hence, sick people very often invoke a name of a particular saint, calling on the person to come to their to their rescue for healings.

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  • Let us make a difference says Bishop Onah
    By Eva Chuma Nnamene
    NSUKKA: The cream of Nsukka people from all walks of life in Enugu State, Nigeria, gathered on Sunday the 15th November 2015 to give honour to whom it was due. Thus, the University town of Nsukka stood still for the reception of an illustrious son, the incumbent Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency, Right Honourable ...

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  • Let us make a Difference
    A Short Message to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the People of Nsukka Cultural Zone on the Occasion of a Reception Organized for the Governor by the Zone at Nsukka, 15 November 2015 by Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike ONAH, Catholic Bishop of Nsukka

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  • Nsukka Diocese at 25: Preparing for Jubilees programme for Nsukka Diocesan Silver Jubilee Celebration

    1. 21 NOVEMBER 2015

    - Opening of the Jubilee celebration at the cathedral, mass by 9am

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  • Not crying out, not shouting not making his voice heard in the streets
    Godfrey Igwbuike Onah
    Bishop of Nsukka

    (Sixth Bishop Michael Eneja Annual Memorial Lecture, Nsukka, 31 October 2015)


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  • A Keynote address by the Episcopal Chairman for Social Communications
    A Keynote address by the Episcopal Chairman for Social Communications, Most Rev. Godfrey Onah; at the Second 2015 Plenary Meeting of the Association of Diocesan/Religious Directors of Social Communications holding at the Pastoral Centre, Ikot-Ekpene Diocese, Akwa Ibom State; October 12th - 14th; 2015.

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  • Special Invitation: Bishop Michael Eneja - The Silent Achiever
    Bishop Michael Eneja Foundation (BIMEF) in conjunction with the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka cordially invites the general public to the Bishop Michael Eneja annual memorial lecture on the theme

    "BISHOP MICHAEL ENEJA THE SILENT ACHIEVER"

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  • Nsukka Diocese at 25: Preparing for jubilees
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah has recently announced at the meeting of the Diocesan Pastoral Council that the date of the Silver Jubilee of the erection of Nsukka Diocese (19 November 1990-2015) is fast approaching. He stated that this great event will be celebrated along with the Episcopal Silver Jubilee (6 January 1991-2016) and Sacerdotal Golden Jubilee ...

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  • Onicha Enugu-Ezike: Bishop Onah confirms 304 soldiers
    The Chief Shepherd of Nsukka Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. Prof. Godfrey Igwebuike onah on Saturday, 26th Sept., 2015 confirmed 304 soldiers for Christ. The epoch-making event took place at St. Theresa's Parish, Onicha, Enugu-Ezike in Igbo-Eze North local government area of Enugu state.

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  • No sin is too grievous for God to forgive - Father Bishop
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, Most Rev. Godfrey I. Onah has stated that no sin is too grievous for God to forgive. He made this known on Saturday, 19th Sept., 2015 at St. Theresa's Cathedral Podium, Nsukka while announcing that the Jubilee Year of Mercy Promulgated by the Holy Father, Pope Francis will start on 8th Dec., 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.

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  • KMFB remains robust, as dividend increases
    Set to open new braches
    Despite numerous foreseeable challenges posed by the economic situations in Nigeria, Kenechukwu Micro-Finance Bank Limited (KMFB), Nsukka has remained financially robust and viable within the last few years of its operation.

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  • Bishop Onah dedicates St. Mary's Catholic Parish, Ibagwa-aka
    The Bishop of Nsukka Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah on Tuesday, 8th Sept. 2015 carried out chains of solemn rituals aimed at dedicating the elegant church building of St. Mary's Catholic Parish, Ibagwa-aka.

    The joy of the parishioners knew no bounds, just as their faces were ...

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  • It is time now for real governance, Catholic Bishop urge our leaders
    The Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria has recently called on all leaders of Nigeria at every level that it is time now for real governance. This was made known at the Pastoral Center, Igwuruta, Port Harcourt, Rivers State during their Second Plenary Meeting.

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  • New STC intakes tour Cathedral Complex
    In what looked like an excursion, the newly intakes in St. Theresa's College (STC), Nsukka numbering over a 1,000 marched into St. Theresa's Cathedral Complex to have a tour of the place as part of their orientation. Addressing the students on behalf of the Cathedral Administrator, Rev. Fr. Johnpaul Nwachukwu gave ...

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  • Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, Communique: A Call to True Conversion of Heart
    A Communique at the End of the Second Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at the Pastoral Centre, Igwuruta, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, September 10-18, 2015.

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  • CMO Nsukka Diocese on course for University of Agriculture
    The Catholic Men Organization (CMO) in Nsukka Diocese is now on course to establish a renowned university of agriculture in Nsukka. This was revealed on Saturday, 15th August, 2015 during a three-day scintillating seminar organized by the organization which was held at Queen of the Rosary Secondary School, Nsukka. Addressing journalists after his paper presentation titled "Prospects and ...

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  • Bishop Onah calls for extraction of harmful traditions in Nsukka, applauds Ihe-Owerre traditional cabinet
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah has called on all concerned persons in Nsukka to carefully look into some harmful customs and traditions in the community with a view to scrap them. Bishop Onah made the call at St. John's Parish, Ihe Owerre on Saturday, 8th August, 2015 during a pastoral visit in the parish. He stated that all traditions and customs never ...

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  • 634 soldiers of Christ commissioned at UNN
    Once again, it was splendor as students, staff and their children as well as other members of the university community thronged to St. Peter's Chaplaincy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) to behold the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah during a pastoral visit on Saturday, 1st and Sunday, 2nd August, 2015 where he commissioned 634 soldiers of Christ by administering the ...

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  • August Return: Unifying Women for progress of the Church, Community
    Some call it August Return. Some say it is August Meeting while many more women christened it August Convention. But, regardless of the nomenclature, the crux of the matter remains that the month of August has for long remained synonymous with Catholic Women Organization (CWO) especially in Nigeria. In the month of August every year, one expects to see a gathering of CWO members from home and ...

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  • God's grace multiplies in the Church during crises - Msgr. T. Onoyima
    Shepherd: Good day Monsignor, briefly tell our readers who you are.

    Msgr.: I am Msgr. Taddeo Onoyima, the Parish Priest, St. Victor's Parish, Onuiyi, Nsukka and the Chaplain, Catholic Bible Movement of Nigeria (CBMN). Shepherd: Monsignor, it has been 43 years now that you were ordained a Catholic ...

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  • Priestly Ordination: Nsukka Diocese Harvests 13 new Priests
    Once again in the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, it was momentous as the Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah on Saturday, 11 July, 2015 ordained 13 new priests at St. Theresa's Cathedral, Nsukka. In his homily, Bishop Onah was grateful to God for the gift of priests in the diocese, just as he stressed that it has become a continual blessing in the diocese every year.

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  • Bishop Onah installs Blessed Sacrament at Holy Family Parish, Ukopi-Ekwegbe
    It was once again glamorous in the Catholic community of Holy Family Parish, Ukopi-Ekwegbe as faithfuls in their good numbers happily gathered to witness the installation of the Blessed Sacrament as carried out by the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah on Thursday, July 9th, 2015. Bishop Onah, while delivering the homily in the epoch making event in Ukopi-Ekwegbe ...

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  • Nsukka deanery's St. Anthony Guild converges for love feast
    The entire members of Guild of St. Anthony of Padua, Nsukka Deanery, has on Sunday, 5 July, 2015 converged at St. Joseph's Parish, Army Barracks, Nsukka to celebrate her all important feast in the guild called Love Feast. The feast which was marked with a holy mass had the presence of Msgr. Bartholomew Nnaji, Rev. Fr. Solomon Abonyi and officiated by Nsukka Deanery Chaplain of St. Anthony ...

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  • Nsukka to be "the second largest urban town" - Gov. Ugwuanyi
    The Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (a.k.a. Gburugburu) has firmly indicated his interest to make the developing University town of Nsukka the second largest town in Enugu State. The new governor who is barely one month in office stated this while receiving a high-powered delegation of priests and lay faithful from across the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka led by the Catholic Diocese of ...

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  • Bishop Onah leads courtesy visit to Governor Ugwuanyi
    Wednesday 1st July 2015 was the beginning of another new month, and as such, it was a special day for many people across the globe, but there is a new dimension to it as it became another memorable day in the annals of the history of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka. It was the day the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, Most Reverend Professor Godfrey Igwebuike Onah led a cream of the diocese on a delegation ...

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  • Our Stand on Marriage, Family and Human Society
    The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria would like to once again reiterate the perspective of the Church on more recent developments concerning the sanctity and dignity of human life and the institutions of marriage and the family all across the world. The recent rise in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender activism, the popular vote in the Republic of Ireland and the Supreme Court decision in the ...

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  • Bishop Onah charges christians to embrace Sainthood
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah has charged all Christians to embrace sainthood as the call is not for a particular group of persons in the church. Bishop Onah gave this charge during the celebration of mass to commemorate the feast of Opus Dei at St. Theresa's Cathedral on Friday, June 26th, 2015. The Catholic Bishop noted that gone are the days when some ...

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  • Catholics charged to expunge obstacles barring them from receiving Holy Communion
    The Catholic Faithfuls in Ohulor Community who are baptized but do not receive Holy Communion have been charged to expunge any obstacles hindering them from receiving the Blessed Sacrament. Giving this charge during the installation of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Peter's Parish, Ohulor, Obollo-Afor on Thursday ...

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  • Bishop Onah condemns gruesome killing of women in Enugu-Ezike
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah has on Friday, 19 June, 2015 expressed strong disapproval and condemnation against ill treatment and gruesome killing of women in Enugu-ezike. His distaste at the spate of dastardly acts against women in the area was made while delivering a homily during a burial mass of late Mrs. Cecilia Ijah at Immaculate Heart Parish, Aji.

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  • Bishop Shanahan hospital celebrates Coating/Capping Ceremony
    Friday, 19 June, 2015 will ever remain memorable and peculiar in Bishop Shanahan Hospital (BSH) as a mammoth crowd comprising of clergy, parents/guardians, students, friends and well-wishers trooped into the hospital podium to celebrate the matriculation (coating/capping) ceremony of her 2014/2015 students of the School of Nursing Sciences (SNS) and Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT).

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  • History inscribes on St. Mary's Parish, Alor-Agu
    With inestimable joy and jubilation, history was once again inscribed on the glittering marble of St. Mary's Parish, Alor-Agu as it witnessed a successful installation of Blessed Sacrament in her elegant parish house on Thursday, 18 June, 2014 by the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah. While delivering the homily, Father Bishop regretted that it was appalling that most ...

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  • MIHOMEE matriculates 67 entrepreneurs in Uhunowerre
    It was all pomp and smiles on Friday, 5 June, 2015 as Mario Institute of Hospitality Management and Entrepreneurship Education (MIHOMEE), Uhunowerre, Enugu State matriculated 67 students during her 5th matriculation ceremony held within the permanent site of the institute. In a holy mass that kicked off the ceremony, the Chief Celebrant, Rev. Fr. Dr. IK. B. Ngwoke described the institute and its ...

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  • 90% blindness causes are preventable, says Dr. Ojibe
    An optometrist, Dr. Chioma Ojibe who works with International Center for Vision and Healthcare (ICVH), Enugu has stated that 90 percent of blindness causes are preventable if the awareness is created. She made this assertion on Monday, 8 June 2015 while speaking to Shepherd Communications as they flagged off a tree-week eye treatment, counseling and consultation at St. Theresa's Cathedral, Nsukka.

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  • Bishop Onah prays against political scavengers
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah has on 29 May, 2015 prayed against all political scavengers who feed fat on the miseries of the children of God. This reflective solemn prayer was said at Michael Okpara Square, Enugu during the inauguration ceremony of Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Lawrence Ugwuanyi and Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo as Governor and Deputy Governor of Enugu State.

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  • UNN, Vatican University to collaborate for academic excellence
    There are clear indications that the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and the Vatican University, Rome will soonest tie a collaboration to promote academic excellence between the two universities. This was revealed when the Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah paid a courtesy visit to UNN Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba and other principal officers of the university on Monday, 25 May, 2015.

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  • Holy Spirit makes you holy - Bishop tells Christians
    Against the backdrop of some misconceptions held by some Christians that on receiving the Holy Spirit, one would unavoidably speak in tongue or even perform all kinds of miracles, the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah has stated that the Holy Spirit is not just for miracles or speaking in tongue but its first work is to make Christians holy and pleasing before God.

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  • Bishop Onah advocates for Catholic identity in Nsukka
    Bishop Onah has on Sunday marking the end of Pentecost celebration in Nsukka Diocese restated his commitment to give Nsukka town a Catholic identity. According to him, the Catholic identity is all about making members of the Catholic Church in Nsukka to act and comport themselves as devoted Catholics by adhering to the doctrines of the church and obedience to God so that whoever that sees them would not ask the kind of church they attend.

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  • Bishop Onah confirms 1,067 students in Nsukka, 1,600 in Umuopu
    In a bid to make the people of God receive holy spirit and its gifts, the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah has on Sunday, 24 May, 2015 administered a sacrament of confirmation on 1,067 (one thousand and sixty seven) secondary school students at St. Theresa's Cathedral, Nsukka.

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  • Golden Jubilee: Nsukka Diocese donates Toyota car to Fr. Eze
    The Catholic Diocese of Nsukka has donated a brand new Toyota car to Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Sylvester Omumeka Eze during a golden jubilee celebration in his honour at St. Theresa's Cathedral, Nsukka on Friday, 15th May, 2015. It was historic as well as remarkable in the diocese as Fr. Eze who was ordained a Catholic priest under Nsukka Diocese on 25 April, 1965 became the first to celebrate 50 years of priesthood.

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  • Educationists lock horn to realize vision 2020
    In a bid to realize Catholic schools' vision 2020 in Nsukka Diocese, the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, USA in collaboration with Nsukka Catholic Education Commission has on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 organized a one day Leadership Strategic Planning Conference for managers, administrators and teachers of Catholic schools in Nsukka Diocese.

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  • Your role in church is important than ever, Bishop Onah tells knights and ladies
    It was once a moment to behold with much ecstasy as all the knights and ladies of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province converged at St. Theresa's Cathedral, Nsukka on Sunday, 3rd May, 2015 to be conferred with different degrees in the association. Addressing a cluster of knights and ladies while delivering his sermon, the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah stated that the roles of the knights and ladies in Catholic Church are now more important than it were in the past.

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  • Investiture: Good Shepherd hatches 43 senior seminarians
    In a ceremony to mark the official commencement of the journey of priesthood, the Good Shepherd Seminary, Nsukka had on Sunday, 26th April 2015 presented 43 of her students who were invested with soutanes at St. Joseph's Parish, Army Barracks, Nsukka.

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  • Fr. Eugene bids dad farewell
    It was a gathering of friends, relatives, well-wishers as well as hordes of priests at Umuodeje village, Aji, Enugu-ezike on Saturday, 25th April, 2015 as Rev. Fr. Dr. Eugene Odo committed his earthly father, late Chief John Odo Nwaugwu to mother earth. Delivering the homily during a burial mass at St. Michael's Station, Umuodeje, Aji, Enugu-ezike.

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  • Shepherd Newspaper wins more awards
    The Shepherd Communications of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka has been rated as the best balanced Catholic Newspaper by the Catholic secretariat of Nigeria, Abuja. This award was presented to the Deputy Director, Rev. Fr. Eze Matthew O. at Bishop Kelly Pastoral Center, Benin City during the first plenary meeting of Directors of communications/religions directors of communication.

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  • Bishop Onah Performs his Civic Responsibility
    Participating in electoral process remains one of the most civic responsibilities expected of every Nigerian who is 18 years and above. It is an apt understanding of this that the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah had on Saturday, 28th March, 2015 gone to a polling booth at Township School Two, Nsukka to perform his civic responsibility by voting in his preferred Presidential and National Assembly candidates in 2015 General Elections.

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  • Cultural Fiesta: St. Mary's School Eha-alumona Marks Cultural Day in Style
    The entire management and pupils of St. Mary's Nursery and Primary School, Eha-alumona had on Tuesday, 24th March, 2015 marked a cultural day with chains of spectacular cultural expositions. The cultural day celebration was made remarkable with the pupils beaming in their colourful native attires that depicted Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba tribes. The children of St. Mary's School were able to put up mind-blowing performances through their 'Ikorodo' Dance (Igbo dance), Hausa Dance and Yoruba Dance to thrill their guests.

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  • Obollo-Afor Rededicates Massive Land to Catholic Church
    The elders in Obollo-Afor had on Monday, 23rd March, 2015 rededicated large hectare of land to Catholic Diocese of Nsukka during 2015 Cathedraticum in Obollo-Afor Deanery. Dedicating the land to Nsukka Diocese just before the end of the mass, Mr. Ozioko Godwin Asogwa urged the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev.Godfrey. Igwebuike Onah to move on with any structure that the church deemed fit to erect on the land assuring him that Obollo-Afor would be at their beck and call to provide more land where necessary.

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  • NGO with Nsukka Women Mark International Women's Day
    A foremost Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Nigeria, Development Education Centre (DEC) had on Wednesday, 18th March, 2015 marked International Women's Day with Nsukka women at St. John's Catholic Parish, Ihe-Owerre, Nsukka. Speaking during the occasion, the Executive Director of DEC, Dr. Cecilia Asogwa stated that the choice for the venue of 2015 International Women's Day celebration was born out of her organization's philosophy which is aimed at reaching out to greater women who most times reside in rural areas.

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  • Bishop Onah enjoins Christians to Give Away Fetishism
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah has enjoined Christians to give away fetishism and un-religious practices to have a new life in Christ. Bishop Onah stated this on 13th March, 2015 at St. John's Parish, Ibagwa-ani during 2015 Cathedraticum in Ibagwa-ani Deanery. Bishop Onah expressed that just as God told the people of Israel to come back to him, God is also teaching Christians today to turn back from their evil ways and fetish traditional practices which have no life to give them.

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  • Ukehe Deanery Showers Gifts on Bishop Onah
    To mark 2015 Cathedraticum, the entire members and parishioners of Ukehe Deanery thronged in good numbers at St. Peter's Parish, Ukehe, Igbo-etiti Local Government Area on 11th March, 2015 to give several gift items to the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah in expression of their love and support for his work in the Diocese.

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  • Listening to my Teaching is the Greatest Support - Bishop Onah
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah has stated that the greatest support Christians should entrust him as their bishop is to listen and do what he teaches. The Nsukka Catholic Bishop made this known on 9th March, 2015 when all the fourteen parishes in Ibagwa-aka Deanery converged at St. Mary's Parish, Ibagwa-aka to mark their 2015 Cathedraticum.

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  • Massive: Bishop Onah Confirms Over 460 Christians in Umachi
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah on Saturday, 7th March, 2015 confirmed over 460 Christians at St. Peter's Parish, Umachi, Enugu-ezike. Delivering the homily in such a historic making event in Umachi Community, Bishop Onah stated that all persons who have gathered here with faith would receive the gift of the Holy Spirit which should make them to open their hearts and ears to understand clearly what is being taught in Catholic Church.

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  • Christ Instituted Church as a Guide - Bishop Onah
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah has on 6th March, 2015 stated that Jesus Christ instituted the church as a guide to Christians in their daily endeavours. The Nsukka Catholic Bishop made this remark at St. Mary's Parish, Eha-alumona during the 2015 Cathedraticum in Eha-alumona Deanery. Speaking during his homily, Bishop Onah said that the church is meant to alert Christians on any misadventure that may likely befall them and also teaches them the way to life.

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  • Inter House Sports: Immaculate Heart School Takes Second Stride
    With loads of sporting activities, fashion parades and cultural dance, the students, staff and entire management of Immaculate Heart Secondary School, Aji, Enugu-ezike had on 4th March, 2015 marked its second inter house sports completion in the school. Addressing the entire management and students of the school as well as guests who came to grace the occasion, the Director of the school, Rev. Fr. Raphael A. Onah stated that there was a vital need to occasionally engage the students in varying sporting games to boast their physical and mental fitness.

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  • Diocesan Scribe Urges Christians to Live Truthful Life
    The Secretary to Nsukka Catholic Diocese, Rev. Fr. Eugene Odo had on 3rd March, 2015 urged all Christians to live a truthful life at all time. He made this known at St. Raphael's Parish, Obimo during the burial mass of Late Mrs. Rebecca Ugwu, the earthly mother of Rev. Fr. Moses Ugwu and Rev. Sr. Mary Ugwu. Delivering the homily, Fr. Odo stated that we fear death because we do not live a truthful life.

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  • 2015 Cathedraticum: Enugu-ezike Deanary Troops in Thousands
    The 2015 Cathedraticum in Nsukka Diocese had its first center stage in Enugu-ezike Deanery on March 2nd, 2015 as thousands of faithful trooped from 16 parishes making up the deanery to show their unbridled love and support in such an epic making event. The crowd was massive as men, women, youths, secondary school students and primary school pupils converged at St. Mary's Parish Enugu-ezike to hear the good news and kindheartedly offer varying gifts to the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah.

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  • Bishop Onah Admonishes Christians to Emulate Priests
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah has admonished all Christians to emulate all the rightful dispositions exhibited by the catholic priests. Bishop Onah made this known on Thursday, 19th February, 2015 at Immaculate Heart Parish, Eha-Alumona, during the burial mass of late Mrs. Jesophine Lebechukwu Ugwu, the earthly mother of Rev. Fr Steven Ikechukwu Ugwu.

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  • Catholic Education Commission Equips Teachers for Greater Performance
    The first black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela once said: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." It is the apt understanding of this that Nsukka Diocesan Catholic Education Commission recently organized a five-day in-service training at St. Theresa's College, Nsukka to equip Catholic secondary school teachers with requisite knowledge and skills for greater performance.

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  • Bishop Onah Challenges Young Couples of Our Era
    History repeated itself as families and friends rejoiced and celebrated with HRH, Igwe (Sir) Daniel Egwunatu, Ogbobe (Ogbu n'eche ndo 1, and the traditional Ruler of Uvuru and Lolo Josephine Ogbobe (nee Nwokolo) of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area, Enugu State, on their 50 years of marriage (Golden Jubilee). Most Rev. Prof. G. I. Onah, the bishop of Nsukka Diocese, who visited the home of the jubilarians, ...

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  • Queens family receives Bishop Onah in Grand Style
    Friday, 6th February, 2015 will forever remain a remarkable day for the entire staff, students and representatives of Parents Teachers Association of Queen of the Rosary Secondary School, Nsukka as they were highly elated over the first pastoral visit of the proprietor and Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah to the school.

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  • Education brings out the best in every dedicated and hardworking student - Bishop Onah
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah on Thursday 5th February, 2015 stated clearly that education brings out the best in every dedicated and hardworking student. He made this known during the official inauguration of the academic session of St. Mulumba College, Ogbede; a new school founded by the Knights of St. Mulumba International and administered by Vincentian Fathers Nigeria.

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  • "Loyalty to the Teachings of Christ is a Sure Way to Heaven" - Bishop Onah
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese on 1st February, 2015 made it clear to his faithful that loyalty and total obedience to the teachings of Christ is a sure way to heaven. This he said at St. Theresa's Cathedral during the Diocesan opening ceremony of the 2015 year of Consecrated Life, a universal church's celebration in honor of the religious/consecrated men and women working as priests, sisters, monks and brothers in the church.

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  • Being Conscious of and Committed to our Political Responsibility
    The coming elections in our dear country, Nigeria, will, it is hoped, give everybody in this country the opportunity to participate in electing leaders and political office-holders who will be entrusted with the burdens of public office and who will devote themselves to the public good for the service of the people (see Second Vatican Council, Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, Gaudium et Spes, no. 75).

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  • UNN lacks capacity to address its challenges - VC
    The Vice-Chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) Prof. Benjamin Ozumba has stated that the institution lacks the capacity to address the perennial problems facing the University. Prof. Ozumba made this known during the 44th convocation ceremony of the institution held on 23rd January, 2015 at Margaret Ekpo Convocation Hall, Nsukka Campus of the University.

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  • Bishop Onah Interacts With University Community
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka was at St. Peter's Catholic Chaplaincy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) on Wednesday, 14th January, 2015 for an interactive session with the members of that community. In his opening speech after the evening mass, Bishop Onah welcomed both old and new students into the "Lion's den" urging them to remain focused and studious.

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  • Mixed feelings trail Msgr. Onoyima's transfer from UNN
    Sunday, 11th January, 2015 will ever remain historical and remarkable in the hearts of members of St. Peters Catholic Chaplaincy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), as both the students, lecturers, parishioners and entire university community were filled with mixed feelings of tears and joy as they received the news of Msgr. Thaddeus Onoyima's transfer to St. Victor's Parish Onuiyi, Nsukka.

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  • We need Leaders, not Godfathers - Bishop Onah declares
    Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah stated this in his words of admonitions to the family of Prof. Julius Onah during the burial mass of their mother and wife, Lady Bridget Nkechi Onah on January 29th 2015 at St. Jacobs Parish Church Orba. According to the Bishop, Lady Onah was a doyen of excellence in leadership. "She was a leader of no small magnitude and that is why she could command followership."

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  • Bishop Onah Creates 7 New Parishes
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka has early this year created 7 new parishes in his diocese. The parishes are: St. Francis' Parish Ogurugu in Adani Deanery, St. Theresa's Parish Agudene Neke in Ikem Deanery, St. Peter's Parish Ndi-Agu Umoyo and St. Charles' Parish in Nsukka Deanery, St. Mary's Parish Eha-Azuabor in Obollo-Eke Deanery, St. Charles' Parish Diogbe and St. Patrick's Parish Umuna in Ukehe Deanery.

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  • Bishop Onah becomes Chairman of Communications
    At the First Plenary meeting of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) held at Daughters of Divine Love Retreat and Conference Center (DRACC) Lugbe, Abuja from 20th - 26th February 2015, the Nigeria Catholic Church leaders elected Most Reverend Godfrey Igwebuike Onah, the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, as the Communication Chairman at the Nigerian Catholic Bishops' Conference.

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  • Nsukka Diocesan Political Forum, Towards 2015: Allow the People to Have some Say
    Democracy as a form of government, understood generally as "government by the people," is now the in-thing, even when there is no agreement about how exactly the people can or should govern themselves. One of the ways in which the people are supposed to govern themselves is by at least choosing those who govern them. But what chances do people really have of choosing those who govern them?

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  • We Want To See Jesus (2014 Lenten Pastoral Letter)
    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Exactly eight months ago, on 4 July 2013, I was ordained your bishop. On that unforgettable day, as I walked into the premises of our Cathedral, I felt the warm, loving and joyous embrace of all of you in the immense crowds of people that ...

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  • Father IKB: 40 years a priest
    It was a harvest of joy and felicitation at St. Paul's Parish, Ede Oballa and at Michael's Parish, Edem (both in Nsukka LG of Enugu State) on 27th and 28th December, 2014 respectively as Rev. Fr. Prof. Bernard Ikechukwu Ngwoke celebrated his 40th priestly anniversary amidst yuletide celebrations.

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  • Merriment as St. John-Cross Seminary Nsukka welcomes its 2nd Alumnus Bishop
    It was excitement, entertainment and fun for old and present Students, as well as, friends and well wishers of St. John Cross Seminary, Nsukka as she received her second Alumnus Bishop in the person of Most Rev. (Prof.) Godfrey Onah at this year's Old Boys' home coming day celebration.

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  • Late Mrs. Stella Nwodo rests in the Lord
    It was with tears and deep grief that the remains of late Mr. Stella Eberechukwu Nwodo (Nee Ugwuonu), 42 and the wife of Mr. Paul Ifeanyichukwu Nwodo, the owner of Nopic Industries Limited, was laid to rest on 19th December, 2014 at her husband's compound in Imilike-Ani, Udenu Local Government Area in Enugu state.

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  • CWO Christmas Party With Bishop Onah
    As part of their annual activities marking the end of the year, the Catholic Women Organization (CWO) of Nsukka Diocese gathered in their large numbers at St. Theresa's Catholic Cathedral podium for the Bishop's Christmas party. The occasion which took place on Tuesday, 16th December, 2014 started with a spiritual talk delivered by the Diocesan Evangelizer, Dr. Ifeoma Nweze (Mrs).

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  • Umuada Enugu goes spiritual for Hon. Ugwuanyi
    The saying that prayer is the key has been the motivational thrust of Umuada Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Woman Association that went to a Thanksgiving Mass at St. Theresa's Cathedral Nsukka, on Sunday, December 15, 2014. At the Mass, the Association thanked God for the peaceful conduct of primary elections in Enugu state in both People's Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressive Congress APC...

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  • Adani: Our Lady Health of the Sick Hospital marks 30 years of health care delivery
    The management of Our Lady Health of the Sick Hospital, Aruike Ndi Oya as it is popularly known in Adani and the people of Adani, Nsukka and beyond have on the 11thof December, 2014 celebrated 30 years anniversary at the hospital premises. The event saw the blessing and commissioning of a Marian shrine, the award of honours and recognitions to those who...

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  • Nsukka marks time as St. Mary's Parish Ibagwa-Aka takes a golden step
    The Catholic Community of St. Mary's Parish, Ibagwa-Aka, together with friends and well-wishers have on 7th December, 2014 celebrated 50 years of the parish's existence and work of evangelism in the community, dating from 1964 when the parish was officially commissioned. The golden jubilee celebration which took place at the parish premises equally had...

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  • Tragedy: many dead and lot more gravely wounded
    Tragedy has on Sunday 7th December, 2014 struck at a TV/Video center in Obollo-Eke in Udenu LGA around the hours of 2pm when a truck carrying bitumen had a break failure and ran into the unsuspecting football fans watching a football match between Chelsea and New Castle football clubs. Eye witnesses at the place said the truck broke through logs of wood heaped before a fence, tore past the fence before landing into the building where the fans were viewing the match.

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  • St. Rita's organization inaugurated at St. Mary's Parish, Umundu
    A religious society whose sole preoccupation is helping the widows, St. Rita's organization was on 30th November, 2014 inaugurated at St. Mary's Catholic Parish, Umundu. Rev. Fr. Cornelius Obe inaugurated the society to the cheers of parishioners and visitors who turned out en mass for the event. During the Holy Mass which marked the beginning of the event Fr. Obe who ably represented the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka prayed to God to use the organization which aimed at helping the widows...

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  • Agency cautions electorates to avoid election violence
    The State Director, National Orientation Agency, Mr. Isaac Onukwube has on 25th of November 2014 Cautioned the electorates to desist from any form of election violence during the 2015 elections so as to ensure a peaceful and credible election. This statement was made as National Orientation Agency (N.O.A.) Enugu state takes its voters education and security awareness campaign down to Udenu local government headquarters.

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  • Mater Amabilis razed by hunters
    Bush fire alleged to have been set by Fulani hunters gutted down a full block of building housing some staff and students of Mater Amabilis School, Adani on 22nd December, 2014. Speaking to Shepherd Communications, the Principal, Reverend Sister Jane Mariett Onuoha said they noticed the fire by late evening on that day but all efforts made at saving the block were to no avail as it was already too late. "When we noticed the fire, we began pouring water to put it out but it was not helping issues.

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  • Fr. Azegba celebrates silver jubilee in grand style
    It was a course of great delight and jubilation for Very Rev. Fr. Ambrose Okechukwu Azegba, the parish priest of St. Theresa's Catholic Church, Ikem, as friends, well-wishers, families, fellow priests, Rev. sisters among other groups, gathered at the parish centre to felicitate with him as he clocks 25 years in the Lord's vineyard as a Catholic priest. The celebration initially took place at St. Theresa's parish, Ikem, on 22nd November, 2014.

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  • The Bishop's Christmas Message 2014
    My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We are once again in the holy and happy Season of Christmas. During this Season, there is a remarkable increase in many activities: religious, economic, social, political ... and, sometimes, unfortunately, also criminal. It is a Season that rouses in many people throughout the world strong nostalgic feelings - about their infancies, about departed loved ones, about home (for those living far away from home), or simply about the 'good old days'!

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  • Bishop Onah ordains 13 Deacons
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most. Rev. Godfrey Onah, has on December 20th 2014 ordained 13 senior seminarians deacons of the Holy Roman Catholic Church at St. Theresa's Catholic Cathedral, Nsukka. The ordination which marks Bishop Onah's second diaconate ordination as the Bishop of the diocese recorded in attendance a sea of Priests and other religious Rev. Brothers and Sisters as well as a mammoth crowd of lay faithful.

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  • Pomp as School dispatches 37 Caterers
    Saint Mary's Catering School, Uhunowerre in Igbo Eze South L.G.A of Enugu state has on 19th December 2014 graduated 37 professional caterers who are trained in skills acquisition in catering and related fields. It was the school's third convocation/fund raising ceremony. For the first time it took place at the school permanent site at Uhunowerre.

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  • Bishop Onah quashes slavery in church
    It is speculated that there may be in existence elements of resentment, discrimination and uneasy calm between some communities in Nsukka. Addressing this, the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese Most Rev. Prof. G. I Onah, on the occasion of the installation of Blessed Sacrament on 18th December, 2014 at Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Ulunya Ovoko, declared that any act of stigmatization, ...

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  • Christ the King in grand style
    NSUKKA: The intimidating Catholicity of Nsukka in general has never been in doubt. Meanwhile, that Nsukka is an engaging story of an evolving Catholic identity became apparent and more pronouncing as the Cathedral Parish, on Sunday 23rd November, 2014, demonstrated greatly with the Universal Church, the solemnity of Christ the King.

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  • 2015 Elections Bishop Onah talks to politicians
    NSUKKA: St Theresa's Cathedral Podium Nsukka was filled beyond its capacity by a mammoth crowd of political aspirants of Enugu North on 8th November 2014. The occasion was the Political Summit organized by the Political Enlightenment Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka.

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  • Bishop Onah installs Blessed Sacrament at St. Paul's Parish, Edem-Ani
    EDEM ANI: Thursday, November 6th, 2014, was indeed a dream come true for the entire Catholic faithful of St. Paul's Catholic Parish, Edem-Ani, as they happily converged at the parish centre with various band groups for the installation of the Blessed Sacrament by Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah.

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  • Bishop Onah ordains new Carmelite priests
    NSUKKA: On 1st November 2014, the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah, ordained two new priests: Rev. Frs. Charles Niyi Oyebade and Christian Chinedu Odo for the Discalced Carmelite Order of the Vicariate of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel at Tabor Carmelite Community Premises, Nsukka, Enugu State.

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  • Bishop Godfery Onah Inuagurates Bigard's 2014/2015 Academic Year
    BIGARD ENUGU: The harvest time is often the time to make plans for a new season and the time for the gradual kicking-off of the new season. It is on this note and with such a spirit of a good farmer who has labored well, expectant of a good harvest and strategizing for the next season that the whole Bigard family hosted one of her illustrious sons, Most Rev Godfrey Igwebuike Onah, the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, who inaugurated the 2014/2015 academic/formation year.

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  • Trust in Christ not charms - Bishop Onah admonishes
    MBU AKPOTI: The people of St. Michael's Parish, Mbu Akpoti have been admonished by Bishop Onah to trust in Christ rather than charms. Bishop Onah who made this statement at St. Michael's Parish Mbu Akpoti on October 16, 2014 during the installation of Blessed Sacrament also expressed his happiness following the large turn out of the people of Mbu Akpoti and their neighbouring villages.

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  • Bishop Onah reinforces Catholic Youths - cautions them to avoid the yeast of Pentecostalism
    NSUKKA: The Chief Shepherd of Nsukka Catholic Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey I. Onah on Saturday 10th Oct. 2014 awakened the spirit of the youths in his diocese in a conference with the youths held at St. Theresa's Catholic Cathedral Nsukka.

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  • Bishop Onah abolishes Transfer Certificate in Nsukka Catholic schools
    NSUKKA: The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Onah has abolished the issuance of transfer certificate to students in their final classes, especially those in SS3. The Catholic Bishop said that students who seek to change schools in search of examination miracle centers do so because they were not allowed to cheat in Catholic schools.

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  • Stomach infrastructure: Contenders, electorates, who is deceiving who?
    As the 2015 elections draw near, political office contenders have begun to perfect plans on how to woo voters to vote for them at the polls. One of such ways of wooing them is through stomach infrastructure. The term stomach infrastructure has varied definitions but whichever way it is defined, it all boils down to the provision of food, funds and other gift items for voters in order to secure their support or votes during elections.

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  • Bishop Onah installs Blessed Sacrament at St. Patrick's Parish, Umuogbo-ulo
    Trumpets blew, drumbeats resounded as various band groups and dances rented the air with joyful praises, and as Ikorodo dancers did what they know how to do best - dishing out dance steps like the world really depended on that. Choristers, on the other hand, enveloped the whole day with melodious songs, singing like nightingales. What was happening?

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  • Bishop Onah: Jesus Christ is highest gift of God to humanity
    It was the occasion of Maria Day Celebration/Inauguration of Pilgrim Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary as organized by the Association of the Marian Societies which took place on 1st October, 2014 at St. Theresa's Cathedral Nsukka.

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  • Exclusive Interview With Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah
    When the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka granted an exclusive interview to the Shepherd Communications, our Chief Editor, Reverend Father Sylvester Ozioko was happy to talk with the bishop who recently completed his first year in office as the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka.

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  • The journey begins: at Immaculate Heart Parish, Eha-Alumona
    The journey of a thousand miles certainly begins with a step. So says the ancient adage. If every journey begins with a step, and every step is a beginning, then what is of utmost importance is the direction. This stems from the fact that every step counts insofar as it is a step in the right direction.

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  • Re: Premier College Ukehe boils: as students were forced to undress
    In the June/July 2014 edition of our Shepherd Communications newspaper, we carried the above story about the misunderstanding that arose between the teachers and students of the above named school.

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  • Son of Anglican parents celebrates First Holy Mass as Catholic Priest
    The Catholic community of St. Mary's Parish, Ibagwa-Aka on 10th August, 2014 witnessed the celebration of the First Holy Eucharistic Mass by Rev. Fr. Sunday Kelvin Ajibo at their parish center. Fr. Sunday Ajibo who hails from Ibagwa-Aka, and whose parents are Christians of the Anglican denomination, was ordained a Catholic priest at Minna, Niger state on 2nd of August, 2014 by the Catholic Bishop of Minna Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Martin Uzoukwu.

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  • Immaculate Heart Parish Aji launches for Deanery Headquarter
    All sons, daughters and well-wishers of Immaculate Parish Aji both home and abroad gathered on 29th of June 2014 at the parish center for a fund raising ceremony to make their parish center a befitting Deanery Headquarter.

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  • NACCAN calls for sustained prayers for peace
    Members of National Association of Catholic Catechists of Nigeria (NACCAN) have added their voice to the call for God's intervention in the prevailing security challenges in the country. In a ten point communique drawn at the end of their 2014 National Conference held at St. Patrick's College, Calabar, Cross River State from 29th - 31th July, 2014, the catechists reaffirmed their commitment for non-violent evangelization.

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  • "My greatest fear and worry: decline in faith" - Bishop Onah
    At the inaugural Mass for the commencement of 2014 Diocesan Catechists Seminar/Retreat at St Theresa's Cathedral Nsukka, the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, Most Rev. Godfrey I, Onah, stated that his greatest fear and worry in the pastoral activities in the diocese now, is not the enormous work of building churches/structures, but the enormous work of faith formation in the face of apparent decline in faith amongst the faithful.

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  • A priest from Ette Parish receives a car gift
    Sunday 17th August 2014 will always be a day to be remembered in the life of Rev. Fr. Ochada Paul who was among the newly ordained priest in the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka as he received a car gift from Rev. Fr. Ikpe the Administrator St. Catherine's Comprehensive Secondary School Nsukka.

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  • Another "sambisa forest" found in enugu: two die, priest, lg boss rescued
    A five-day joint rescue efforts carried out by some security personnel in Nsukka from 10th to15th August, 2014 has led to the freedom of the Ijebu-Ogene Local Government Administrator, Honourable Hyginus Agu including equally an abducted priest of the Catholic diocese of Nsukka, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Ugwu.

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  • St. Mary's Catering School Uhunowerre holds her 4th matriculation ceremony
    The 4th Matriculation Ceremony of St Mary's Catering School Uhunowerre, Igbo-Eze South L.G.A Enugu State was held on 31st July 2014. The occasion started with a Holy Mass presided by the Bishop of Nsukka Most Rev. Prof. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah. Concelebrating the Mass was the Bishop emeritus, Most Rev. Dr. F. E. O. Okobo and a host of other priests.

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  • Bishop Onah brings Jesus to Idi Opi
    It was a felicitous turn of history as Catholic faithful of St. Patrick's Parish, Idi-Opi, traditional rulers, friends and well-wishers converged at the parish premises on the 17th of July, 2014 to celebrate the solemn installation of the Blessed Sacrament in the parish by the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most. Rev. Prof. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah.

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  • UNN set to partner with Catholic Diocese of Nsukka
    The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) Prof Chukwuma Ozumba has on Tuesday 14th July 2014 stated the interest of his administration in partnering with the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka to ensure a greater human development to the people. Prof Ozumba who made this intention known during a courtesy visit to the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, Most. Rev. Prof. Godfrey Onah.

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  • Bishop Onah ordains 19 new priests
    It was another history making event as Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka ordains 19 new deacons as priests. The occasion which attracted family members, well-wishers friends and relations took place on 12th July, 2014 and the second of its kind since Bishop Onah was made the catholic Bishop of Nsukka on July 4th 2013.

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  • Alor Youths invade Amaogbo village - destroying properties
    The Amaogbo village of Ihe/Owerre Community of Nsukka Town have been invaded by some irate youths from Alor-Uno, numbering over 200, over a land dispute, destroying properties worth millions of naira. According to our source, the Amaogbo youths and some elders of the village were having their monthly meeting when they started hearing war songs from afar.

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  • The Mission of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) neglected
    We sincerely apologize for the publication made by Reverend Father Oliver Onah of our diocese on Ebola. The said Father Oliver is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka who is in good standing with the Catholic Church. For over one year now, Father Oliver has been writing on "Faith Issues" which is a column on our Diocesan Weekly Bulletin.

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  • Re: Article on Ebola by Reverend Father Oliver Onah
    We sincerely apologize for the publication made by Reverend Father Oliver Onah of our diocese on Ebola. The said Father Oliver is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka who is in good standing with the Catholic Church. For over one year now, Father Oliver has been writing on "Faith Issues" which is a column on our Diocesan Weekly Bulletin.

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  • Bishop Godfrey Onah installs Blessed Sacrament at St. Mary's Hospital, Enugu-Ezike
    Thursday 10th July 2014 will go down the annals of the history of St Mary's Hospital, Enugu Ezike as a blessed day to reckon with. It was that day that the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah installed the Blessed Sacrament at the annex hospital of Bishop Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka.

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  • Bishop Onah confirms 965 candidates
    History was made at St. Theresa's Cathedral Church, Nsukka on Sunday 25th May, 2014 when the new Bishop of Nsukka, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah confirmed about 965 new soldiers for Christ in Nsukka. It was his first pastoral visit to the Cathedral community. Concelebrating with the Bishop were the Cathedral Administrator, Rev. Fr. Dr. Uche Obodoechina, the Bishop's Personal Secretary, ...

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  • Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah installs Blessed Sacrament at St. Patrick's Parish, Olido
    On 2nd May 2014, Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah installed the Blessed Sacrament at St Patrick's Olido. The faithful of St Patrick's Parish Olido came out in numbers to witness the occasion. This was also the first pastoral visit of Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah to St Patrick's Parish Olido. The occasion started with a holy mass presided by the Bishop and many other priest.

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  • Divine Mercy Day: Bishop Onah expresses joy over the Canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII
    The Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Father Godfrey Onah has expressed intense joy over the canonization of the pope John Paul II and John XXIII during the celebration of the feast the Divine Mercy. Talking to the members of Divine Mercy across Nigeria gathered at the cathedral, Bishop Onah recounted his personal encounter with one of the Catholic church Saint Johnpaul II and reminded the audience that the ...

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  • Bishop Onah warns Catholic schools
    Having observed that there are some schools that encourage exam malpractice and encourage students to pass external examination without studying, the Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Bishop Onah strictly warned against the initiation of malpractice in catholic schools. Addressing a large number of Divine Mercy devotees gathered for the this year's Divine Mercy Sunday celebration at the Cathedral podium, the ...

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  • Bishop Onah calls on Nigerians to emulate 'PEACE'
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Professor Godfrey Onah, praised the Chief Executive Officer of Peace Mass Transit Group of Companies Limited and the Vice-Chairman of SAMOAEF, Dr Samuel Maduka Onyishi (MON) for instituting a scholarship of 100 students Peace Mass Transit Scholarship Scheme and for donating seven units of 18-seater AC/high roof buses to four tertiary institutions ...

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  • Bishop Shanahan hospital schools hold 5th convocation ceremony
    The 5th convocation ceremony of schools of Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technician and Midwifery Bishop Shanahan Hospital Nsukka was held on 9th May, 2014. Holy mass for the convocation was presided over by Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah at 10:00 am. Alongside him was the Emeritus Bishop Francis Okobo, also the hospital administrator Rev. Fr. Anselm Asogwa, the chaplains Rev. Fr. J. Odo and ...

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  • Kenechukwu Microfinance bank opens third branch at Orba
    Kenechukwu Microfinance Bank in a bid to expand their services for grassroots' reach, opened a third branch at Orba on 5th May 2014. The Chairman of the occasion in his opening remark mentioned that the bank needs customers and said the bank at Orba has come near to the people and that Kenechukwu Microfinance is trustworthy bank.

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  • The True Spirit of Cathedraticum
    It is customary in the life of the Catholic Church that once every year, catholic faithful gather as a unique family to concretize their heart-felt gratitude to their bishop. This is done to support the bishop in the over-loaded pastoral assignments which he has in the diocese and to showcase their faithfulness, obedience and reaffirm their humble commitment to the teaching authority and leadership of the bishop

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  • Father Bishop laments bitterly over Ette crisis
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese recently lamented bitterly over the on-going crisis in Ette town. He made this known on 21st March, 2014 at Aji Parish during Cathedraticum of Aji Deanery. During his homily, Father Bishop said that his joy during the celebration is incomplete due to the fact that some of his sheep are not present at the ceremony.

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  • Nsukka Professors vow to always stand by Bishop Onah
    It was a day full of endearing and supportive promises from the members of the Association of Nsukka Professors (ANP) as they received Most. Rev. Godfrey Onah into their association. On behalf of the association, their president, Prof. David Nwoye Ezeh, said the association feel honoured and thankful to God for the gift of Bishop Onah as one of their members.

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  • Nsukka diocese hosts the National Catholic Women Conference
    The national executive and the presidents and secretaries of the entire Diocese in Nigeria gathered in Nsukka diocese for their national conference. The event which started on Saturday 4th April and ended on Sunday 6th of April brought so many women to Nsukka Diocese including the Minister of Environment, Mrs. Lawerncia Laraba-Mallam.

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  • Ette: Not yet at ease
    The boiling cauldron at Ette which has been on for a long time now has taken a new dimension. This time the battle front has changed from police, judiciary and education sectors to religion. The Catholic Church at Ette for many months now has been the target of the Kogi State Youths Movement that prevented the parishioners from worshipping God even when the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, ...

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  • Shepherd wins the 2013 overall Best Nigerian Catholic Newspaper
    Your favourite Shepherd Communications Newspaper, published by the Social Communications Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka has won the prestigious Nigerian national award of the overall Best Nigerian Catholic Newspaper for 2013 from the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria. The news of this prestigious award was first broken by Rev. Fr. Matthew O. Eze, who represented the Diocese during ...

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  • Quantity of alcoholic consumption in Nsukka is enough to eradicate poverty. - Dr. Martins
    Current research on alcoholic consumption has shown that Nsukka has been rated as one of the most renowned towns that consume too much of alcohol. This was made known by a medical practitioner of Bishop Shanahan Hospital, Dr. Martins. He said this during a two-day lecture and seminar organized by Nsukka Diocesan Presbyterium for all the new parish priests.

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  • A 40-day of Grace has come!
    Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in preparation of the celebration of Easter. In the desire to renew the liturgical practices of the Church, The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of Vatican Council II stated, "The two elements which are especially characteristic of Lent -- the recalling of baptism or the preparation for it, and penance -- should be given greater emphasis in the liturgy and in liturgical catechesis ...

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  • Religious Day celebration in Nsukka Diocese
    Religious men and women in Nsukka Diocese gathered at St. Theresa's Cathedral for their annual Religious day celebration on Sunday 2nd February which is the feast of the Presentation of the Lord. The day started with the Bishop's Mass at which different religious houses gathered for the celebration. In a paper presented by Rev. Sis. Domitela of Immaculate Heart Sisters titled "The Challenges Religious life pose on life today" ...

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  • Foundation of St. Mulumba's College Ogbede Laid
    The foundation of St. Mulumba's College Ogbede was recently laid at Ogbede in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State. The foundation laying ceremony was performed by the Archbishop of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, His Grace Most. Rev. Val. M. Okeke. The ceremony began with a Holy Mass officiated by Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah, the Bishop of Nsukka Diocese. In his homily, Bishop Onah stated that they were celebrating three things one of which was Valentine's day, a day of love.

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  • Education Commission from Chicago visits Nsukka Diocese
    The Education Commission, Archdiocese of Chicago had their annual visit to Nsukka Diocese. In a brief welcome ceremony held at the conference hall of the Diocesan Secretariat, the Bishop of the Diocese Bishop Onah thanked them for coming since this was the first time they visited since he became the Bishop. He further thanked them for ignoring what they read, hear and watch about Nigeria. Though most often, it is not what the media says about Nigeria that is the reality.

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  • "Your Local Government Must Make a Difference", ... Bishop Onah tells Udenu Council Boss
    The Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah, the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka said this in his homily during the inaugural ceremony to usher in the new government of Udenu Local Government under the Leadership of Barr. Amaechi Nwodo. Addressing the Chairman and his cohorts the Bishop said: "this Local Government either by population or administration is in the hands of Christians ...."

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  • An update on Ette crisis
    The Catholic Church in Ette for many months now has been under tension following the threat from the youths of Kogi state who had sworn that they would deal ruthlessly with anybody seen within the vicinity of the parish. Thus the parishioners' movement are still restricted. For this reason and the dire need of the parishioners of Ette to worship God, the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, Bishop Godfrey Onah has given a directive recently that the Catholic faithful in Ette are free to go to nearby parishes for worship and reception of Sacrament.

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  • More diabolic deities evacuated by Fr. Obayi
    Rev. Fr. Paul Obayi on Monday 3rd March, 2014 evacuated some deadly deities from some communities in Nsukka. In an exclusive interview with Rev. Fr. Obayi after he deposited the deities, he revealed to the Shepherd that the deities were from different zones- Imilike-Agu, Obukpa and Aji. The deity from Imilike-Agu, as Fr. Obayi revealed was not actually a deity but a charm formulated and activated to eliminate a family (name withheld).

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  • Joyful tales of Valentine celebration across parishes in Nsukka
    Valentine has long been conceptualized as a day for lovers to express their love for each other in sumptuous ways ranging from exchanging gifts to traveling to special places to engage in merry activities. In the process of showing this love, St. Valentine's conception of love is completely negated as young men and women commit heinous crimes ranging from rape, fornication, excess intake of alcohol and adultery among others.

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  • "Leave my priests alone", Bishop Onah warns armed robbers
    Ette community has been bedeviled by boundary clashes between those who want it to be in Enugu State and those who want it to be in Kogi State. This clash has lasted for over four years now. In 2010 a high-powered government commission was set up to understudy the boundary quarrels, and make suggestions to the government on the possible ways to mediate into the case, and provide peaceful coexistence of the people.

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  • Daredevil armed robbers vandalize Bishop's house
    The festive mood of the New Year was still on when daredevil armed robbers stormed the former Catholic Bishop's house Nsukka - robbing the Diocesan Secretary - Rev. Fr. Dr. Eugene, and the Principal, St Theresa' College Nsukka - Rev. Fr. John Igwebueze. Your Shepherd Communications was there to chat with them after the ordeal. Below are the excerpts from those interviews.

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  • Ette Crisis: An Update
    Ette community has been bedeviled by boundary clashes between those who want it to be in Enugu State and those who want it to be in Kogi State. This clash has lasted for over four years now. In 2010 a high-powered government commission was set up to understudy the boundary quarrels, and make suggestions to the government on the possible ways to mediate into the case, and provide peaceful coexistence of the people.

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  • "You are not the leaders of tomorrow but ... of today", says Bishop Onah
    On Saturday 11th January 2014 St. Theresa's Cathedral Nsukka was flooded by young men and women from all the nooks and crannies of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka. Each parish of the diocese was represented. It was the day the new Bishop met with his young men and women in the diocese. The ceremony began with a Holy Mass which the Bishop himself Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah presided over.

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  • Bishop Onah visits Nsukka Prisons
    The new Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Onah, recently paid a pastoral visit to the prisoners at Nsukka. On the bishop's entourage was his personal secretary Reverend Father Malachy Idogwu. This visit was his first to the Nsukka prisons since he assumed office as the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka. Amidst cheers and great joy, the inmates of the prisons welcomed the Catholic Bishop.

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  • "The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to his harvest" (Lk 10: 2)
    My dear Brothers in the Priesthood, It is with a heart full of gratitude to God and to you that I address these few lines to you as an introduction to the postings of the major Church Personnel in Nsukka Diocese for the year 2014. Being the first time that I am doing this as the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, you may rightly guess that I do so with some trepidation.

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  • Nsukka Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting
    We continue to thank God for his blessings on us, especially for the resounding success of my episcopal ordination and installation. I also thank all of you, Priests, Religious and the Lay Faithful of the Diocese, for your prayers and sacrifices, which contributed to that success. The miracle of that event should remind all of us of the efficacy of prayer, especially community prayer.

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  • From the Director's Desk: Historic 2013!
    In Nsukka, the year 2013 began like any other year. It was smooth. There was no glitch. Everything was normal: the people, the place, the climate, the atmosphere, and even the yonder. There was no problem. In fact, if there was anything, it was on the southeastern airwaves about the lingering Ahiara crisis: where the Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI appointed a priest of Awka diocese as the bishop of Ahiara. But there was a serious dissent.

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  • Bishop Onah holds his first Priestly Ordination
    The new Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Most Rev. Prof. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah ordained 14 young men priests on Saturday 23rd November 2013 at St Theresa's Cathedral Nsukka.

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  • There is still Hope for Ahiara Diocese
    The Catholic Bishops of Onitsha and Owerri Ecclesiastical Provinces have expressed high hopes in resolving the Ahiara crisis which arose from the opposition of the Mbaise people over the appointment of a non-indigene, Most Rev. Dr. Peter Okpaleke, as the Catholic Bishop of Ahiara.

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  • Death of Democracy in Enugu State
    The 2013 Local Government Elections in Enugu State was conducted on Saturday 2nd November 2013. Those elections revealed the stark death of democracy in Enugu State because virtually in all the Local Government Areas of the state, almost all the opposition parties to the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) fielded no candidates.

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  • Okpo Community boils: Women protests against ritual killing
    The recent killing of Mrs. Mabel Udaya on 26th September 2013, at Okowo-Okpo, Igbo Eze North LGA, Enugu State triggered the protest from women in the community. Mrs. Mabel Udaya who was noticed missing on 26th September 2013 was found dead in a street by early hours of 27th September 2013.

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  • Enugu Council Poll: No Voting or Low Turn Out
    Despite the serious apathy that characterized the Local government Election in Enugu state on November 2, 2013, the result of the election was later announced with candidates most of who were the eventual winners securing very high number of votes which do not represent the actual turnout. Election did not actually hold in some polling units while there was a very low turnout in some centers where ballot boxes were even seen.

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  • Patron Saint's Day in Aguibeje
    Parishioners of St. Jude's Parish Aguibeje in the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka were in high spirits when they gathered at their parish center on Sunday, November 3rd 2013 to celebrate the St. Jude's Day which usually comes up every 28th October. They moved the feast to a Sunday to enable all them celebrate. The joyful celebration which was attended by both Catholics and non-Catholics in the community was kicked off by a Holy Mass at 10am officiated by the parish priest, Rev. Fr. Matthew Eze.

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  • Onicha Enugu-Ezike gets 1st Christian Onyishi
    History was made at St. Theresa's Catholic Parish, Onicha Enugu-Ezike onth September, 2013, when the first Christian (Catholic) Onyishi (The eldest man) of the town was formally and liturgical installed. In a colourful ceremony presided by the Parish Priest of St. Theresa's Parish Onicha Enugu-Ezike, Rev. Fr. Sylvester Ugwu (Kobina), Pa Ignatius Ugwu Idenyi of Umu alumona kindred of Onicha Ogbo quarters in Onicha town was installed the new Onyishi (eldest man) of the Community, following the death of the former Onyishi Chief Ali Nwa-Idoko.

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  • Bishop Onah makes passionate appeals to Politicians and Academics
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Prof. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah made passionate appeals to Nigerian politicians and academics over the ongoing ASUU strike. He made the appeal on Friday 11th October 2013 at the funeral Mass for late Lolo Josephine Oyima Abba, mother of the Enugu State Chairman of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, Engr. Vita Abba, in Nsukka Council Area of Enugu State.

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  • Nsukka Diocese celebrates her Year of Faith Congress
    The Catholic Diocese of Nsukka joined the rest of the world to celebrate the year of faith. Amongst other events was the Faith Congress that was held on Saturday 5th October 2013. The events of the day started with a Rosary procession from Urban Secondary School Nsukka to the Cathedral.

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  • Obollo Deanary holds episcopal reception for Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah.
    The Catholic faithful of Obollo Deanery held a reception for Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah at St Patrick's Parish Obollo on Friday 4th October, 2013. The event started with Mass presided over by the Bishop.

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  • Pa Gabriel Ugwu Onah is laid to rest
    Pa Gabriel Ugwu Onah, who was the earthly father of Most Reverend Professor Godfrey Igwebuike Onah, was laid to rest on Saturday 12th October 2013 at his country home in Imilike-Ani, Udenu LGA Enugu State.

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  • Bishop Buries Mama Vita Abba
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Prof. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah made passionate appeals over the ongoing ASUU strike on Friday 11th October 2013 at the funeral Mass for late Lolo Josephine Oyima Abba, mother of the Enugu State Chairman of the People's Democratic Party.

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  • Bishop Onah confirms 149 candidates in Umulokpa
    The indigenes of Akuiyi, Umuluokpa, uzo-Uwani local government area could not contain their joy and gratitude as they trouped out in their numbers to welcome Most Rev. Prof. Godfrey Onah, the catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese on his pastoral visit to Holy Cross Parish, Akuiyi to confirm 149 candidates.

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  • Bishop Onah condemns placing tradition before Faith
    Speaking in a seminar forum held by the laity Council diocese of Nsukka, the bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Prof. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah spoke extensively on the qualities of a good catholic. According to him, "A good catholic is one who does not place tribe or tradition before faith".

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  • Ikolo makes history as Bishop Onah installs Blessed Sacrament
    History was made in Ikolo when the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, Most Rev. Prof. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah installed the Blessed Sacrament at St Michael's Parish Chapel, Ikolo on Saturday 28th September, 2013.

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  • Hope as Bishop Onah celebrates Mass at Ogige market
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Most Rev. Prof. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah on Wednesday 4th September 2013 visited Ogige market Nsukka. The occasion which was the monthly prayer meeting of the Ogige market traders started with a Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Onah himself.

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  • Bishop Onah visits Oha Nsukka
    The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, Most Rev. Prof. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah, visited the Nsukka traditional leaders (Oha Nsukka) on Saturday 17th August, 2013 at Nsukka Civic Centre. It became a historical day since it was his first meeting with them. Among the Bishop's entourage were the Vicar General of Nsukka

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  • Administrative changes in Nsukka Diocese
    Stories are still making their rounds about the ordination and installation of the second bishop of Nsukka. It was indeed a historical occasion. Our own Nsukka, the university town, was turned into a miniature Nigeria as people from the six geo-political zones of Nigeria were here.

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    Students have been admonished to take their studies seriously in order to accomplish their set goals in life. This admonition was given by the Catholic Bishop of Nsukka diocese, Most Rev. Prof. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah in his homily on Friday 12th July, 2013 at St. Peter's chaplaincy UNN, during the 38th Nigeria Federation Catholic Students biennial national convention.

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  • Welcome to an illustrious son
    It was indeed a grand occasion felt by every corner of the state as Imilike people welcomed their illustrious son Most Rev. Prof. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah who was ordained and installed as the new Bishop of Nsukka Diocese. The occasion which was held at Imilike Nna-ogene on the Sunday 14th day of July, 2013 kicked off by a 10:00 am Holy Eucharist Mass.

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  • Nsukka Priestly Ordination holds on 23rd Nov. 2013
    The long-awaited date for the priestly ordination in Nsukka diocese have been fixed by the new bishop, Most Rev. Prof. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah. The new bishop announced that the ordination has been fixed on November 23rd, 2013. The shift was necessitated by the recent transition in the diocesan administration following the Episcopal ordination and installation of a new bishop, Most Rev. Prof. Onah.

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  • "Follow me, I know the way" - Bishop Godfrey Onah
    The newly ordained catholic bishop of Nsukka, Most Rev. prof. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah has declared the nearness of salvation to the people of Nsukka as long as they can follow him. Speaking shortly after his ordination and installation as the second bishop of Nsukka, the former Roman based professor who was also the Deputy vice chancellor in the Pontificate Urban University, Rome told his listeners that in the actual sense, it is not him that God wanted in Nsukka but the people.

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  • I bow out now and for good - says the Emeritus Bishop Okobo (Bishop Okobo's farewell speech)
    "Arise, let us move from here" This was the motto of my bishopric which ends as soon as I finish this talk. Your Eminence, Cardinal Onaiyekan, Your Excellencies and Archbishops and bishops here present, my successor, Monsignor Professor Godfrey Igwebuike Onah, Rt. Rev and Very Reverend Monsignors, beloved priests, ...

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  • Expression of gratitude by Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah
    For the benefit of those who may not be familiar with the Nsukka dialect of Igbo, the opening folk song tells the story of a person who was once visited by a mysterious being, so beautiful that he looked like a god. The being asked this person for a drink of water and he was told that there was no water for him, not even a drop or the dregs.

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  • "Always bless those you encounter", Bishop Onah tells priests
    The priests of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka gathered in their numbers for the first presbyterium meeting with the new bishop on Tuesday 9th July 2013. The meeting which attracted all priests of the diocese and those working in Nsukka but other congregations had also Nsukka Diocesan priests on mission or further studies in attendance.

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  • Work underway going to 4th July 2013
    The university town is eagerly looking up to the upcoming event: the ordination and installation of the second catholic bishop of Nsukka. When our reporters went round this morning, they found out that construction works are going on simultaneously at different locations.

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  • Rejoinder to the news: Church budgets N335m for Bishop's Installation
    Dear Gentlemen of the Press: Please, the diocese of Nsukka has been sadden by the news publication carried by Vanguard newspaper. kindly, help us by representing the diocese well. Our media briefing has been distorted. Please, correct the wrong information.

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  • Press Briefing by the Nsukka Diocesan Episcopal Ordination/Installation General Committee
    The university town is eagerly looking up to the upcoming event: the ordination and installation of the second catholic bishop of Nsukka. When our reporters went round this morning, they found out that construction works are going on simultaneously at different locations.

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