Awka diocese

Peter University, Achina-Onneh, Anambra State, Nigeria. Credit: Peter University, Achina-Onneh/Facebook

Catholic University in Nigeria among New Private Institutions Approved by Government

Apr 11, 2022

Peter University, Achina/Onneh under the joint ownership of the Catholic Dioceses of Awka and Ekwulobia in Nigeria is among the 12 new private universities approved by the country’s federal government to operate as a higher learning institution in the West African country.

Bishop Jonas Benson Okoye, transferred from Nigeria’s Awka Diocese to the Diocese of Nnewi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Auxiliary Bishop of Nigeria’s Awka Diocese Transferred to Nnewi Diocese as Local Ordinary

Nov 9, 2021

Bishop Jonas Benson Okoye who has been serving as the Auxiliary Bishop of Nigeria’s Awka Diocese has been transferred to the Diocese of Nnewi following his appointment as the Local Ordinary of the Episcopal See located in the Southeastern part of the country.

Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke who has been appointed to shepherd Nigeria's Ekwulobia, a new diocese curved from Awka diocese. He had been ordained in May 2013 for Ahiara diocese, where he never set foot due to protests against his appointment. / Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria (CBCN)

Pope Gives Nigerian “emeritus” Prelate New Diocese, Appoints Bishop in Congo-Brazzaville

Mar 6, 2020

Pope Francis on Thursday, March 5 announced the establishment of the diocese of Ekwulobia in south eastern Nigeria and appointed Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke, previously rejected by a section of the clergy and lay faithful of Nigeria’s Ahiara Diocese, as its first Local Ordinary.