Makurdi, 24 September, 2019 / 5:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Various personalities who have been supporting a Catholic newspaper in Nigeria, The Catholic Star, were celebrated and awarded at an event last Friday where the publication was also recognized “the overall best Catholic newspaper in the country,” Nigerian Spiritan priest Fr. Kuha Indyer who was part of the event reported.
Four members were awarded following their support of the newspaper over the years, among them, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, Prof. Laugh Kembe, Julius Atorough, and Governor Samuel Ortom.
“Celebrating people who have been assisting the growth of the newspaper is a worthwhile venture,” Prof. Tor Iorapuu said.
He acknowledged the significant role of the Catholic newspaper saying “The Catholic Star has saved the state.”
“The Voice Newspaper, which is published by the state government was hot cake in its heydays as it was sold all over the nation,” Prof. Iorapuu observed and shared about the challenges the State is having in sustaining its age-long source of information.