29 Dec 2012


GINGER (Botanical name: ZINGIBER OFFICINALE) is an important cash crop grown mainly in India, but also in other parts of the world for its aromatic rhizomes. Apart from its economic uses, it also has it also has rich health benefits in the following areas:
  • OVARIAN CANCER TREATMENT: Ginger may be a powerful weapon in the treatment of ovarian cancer. Research on cancer shows that ginger powder induces cell death in all ovarian cancer cells to which it was applied.
  • COLON CANCER PREVENTION: Research has also proved that ginger may slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells.
  • MORNING SICKNESS: A review of several studies has concluded that ginger is just as effective as vitamin B6 in the treatment of morning sickness.
  • MOTION SICKNESS REMEDY: Ginger has been shown to be an effective remedy for the nausea associated with motion sickness.
  • PAIN AND INFLAMMATION: One study showed that ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and is a powerful natural painkiller.
  • HEARTBURN: Ginger has long been used as a natural heartburn remedy. It is most often taken in the form of tea for this purpose.
  • COLD AND FLU: Ginger has long been used as a natural treatment for colds and the flu. Many people also find ginger to be helpful in the case of stomach flus or food poisoning, which is not surprising given the positive effects ginger has upon the digestive tract.
  • MIGRAINE: Research has shown that ginger may provide migraine relief due to its ability to stop prostaglandins from causing pain and inflammation in blood vessels.
  • MENSTRUAL CRAMP: In Chinese medicine, ginger tea with brown sugar is used in the treatment of menstrual cramps.
  • DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY: A study done on diabetic rats found that those rats given ginger had a reduced incidence of diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage).

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19 Dec 2012


His Holiness
Pope Benedict XVI
will confer Episcopal Ordination upon

the Most Reverend Fortunatus Nwachukwu
Titular Archbishop-elect of Aquaviva, &
Apostolic Nuncio in Nicaragua
Venue: Saint Peter’s Basilica Rome, Italy
Date: Sunday 6 January, 2013
(the Solemnity of the Epiphany)
Time: 9:00 am
The newly ordained Archbishop will celebrate
a Mass of Thanksgiving
@ Christ the King Cathedral Aba, Nigeria
on Saturday 19 January, 2013 
by 10:00 am
@ St Benedict’s Church Ntigha, Abia State
on Sunday 20 January, 2013 
by 10:00 am
The Archbishop-elect is grateful to all
who take part in these celebrations
and who accompany him in their prayers.

17 Dec 2012


Often times due to ignorance, lack of the requisite education, seeking cheep attention and popularity through radicalism, etc., most private gospel entrepreneurs lose sight of the fact that many people erroneously look up to then in good faith as authorities in what they roll out as the word of God. And by making certain careless statements or drawing some radical and ambiguous conclusions, they intentionally or unintentionally lead their fans  away from God, instead of leading them to Him, which they claim to be doing. 

But a good theological education which is prerequisite for becoming a minister of the gospel should imply the knowledge of the concept of VIRTUE. Simply put, a Virtue is a good habit, which seeks to perfect the human agent, and which cannot be put to a bad use. TEMPERANCE, a.k.a., the righteous habit, is one of the four Cardinal Virtues. It makes one to govern the natural appetite for pleasures of the body in accordance with reason. It is the virtue which moderates concupiscence, the yearning for pleasure and delights which most powerfully attract the human heart. Temperance has as its subordinate virtues, ABSTINENCE, CHASTITY and MODESTY. Abstinence moderates the consumption of food and drink. The measure of this self-restraint is not constant, but varies according to individuals, and for different ends in view. The vices opposed to abstinence are GLUTTONY and DRUNKENNESS. 

God created everything good, to the glory of his name and for the happiness of man. But whether the Bible explicitly or implicitly condemns or approves the consumption of any substance, God has also given man the ability to rationally decipher what is good and evil, as well as the difference between moderation and excess. Thus, any extent of enjoyment or consumption of any substance that temporarily deprives the human agent of the rational ability to choose between good and evil contradicts the virtue of abstinence. And the vices of drunkenness (intoxication) and gluttony which are opposed to the virtue of abstinence are no less sinful.

< http://www.naijaonpoint.com/pastor-oyakhilome-explodes-again-smoking-is-good-fellow-pastors-react/

10 Dec 2012


  • SMOKING: Experiments from experts proves that smoking a cigarette after meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarettes (chances of cancer is higher). 
  • EATING FRUITS: Eating fruits Immediately after meals will cause stomach to be bloated with air. Therefore take fruits 1 -2 hours after meal or 1 hour before meal. 
  • DRINKING TEA: Because tea leaves contain a high content of acid. This substance will cause the protein content in the food we consume to be hundred thus difficult to digest. 
  • LOOSENING YOUR BELT: Loosening the belt after meal will easily cause the intestine to be twisted and blocked. 
  • BATHING: Bathing after meal will cause the increase of blood flow to the hands, legs and body thus the amount of blood around the stomach will therefore decrease, this will weaken the digestive system in our stomach. 
  • TAKING A WALK: People always say that after a meal walk a hundred steps and you will live till 99. In actual fact this is not true. Walking will cause the digestive system to be unable to absorb the nutrition from the food we intake. 
  • SLEEPING IMMEDIATELY: The food we intake will not be to digest properly. Thus will lead to gastric and infection in our intestine.

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7 Dec 2012


According to the Vatican Information Service (VIS), The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI today appointed Msgr. Peter Ebere Okpaleke of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, as bishop of Ahiara Diocese, Nigeria. 
  • Born in Amesi, Aguata LGA of Anambra in 1963. 
  • Ordained a priest in 1992. 
  • Studied Canon Law at the Holy Cross Pontifical University,  Rome. 
  • Currently a judge at the inter-diocesan tribunal of Onitsha.

Congratulations Msgr. Okpaleke, and long live the Catholic Diocese of Ahiara.