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    Okorocha: My opponents can only cage me in Oyegun’s office

Okorocha: My opponents can only cage me in Oyegun’s office

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says those who claimed to have caged him can only do so in the office of John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).On Thursday Theo Ekechi, a former commissioner in the state, said stakeholders of APC in the state had made Okorocha irrelevant.“There has been wide jubilation in Imo because we [...]

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    Imo APC crisis: Two members suspended as LG congress gets new date

Imo APC crisis: Two members suspended as LG congress gets new date

The Imo chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) says it has shifted Saturday’s local government congress to Monday, citing advice by the party’s national working committee (NWC).Hilary Eke, chairman of the party in the state, said on Saturday that the advice to postpone the congress followed an attack by hoodlums on the party’s state secretariat on Friday.Eke also confirmed the indefinite [...]

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    ‘Thugs’ burn APC secretariat in Imo

‘Thugs’ burn APC secretariat in Imo

Suspected hoodlums in Imo state, have set the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state on fire.The development comes less than 24 hours after Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo hosted the warring factions in the state at the presidential villa in Abuja.The meetings ended in a deadlock.Crisis broke out in the Imo chapter of the party after the ward [...]

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    Okorocha approves automatic promotion for Imo workers, to pay sleeping allowance

Okorocha approves automatic promotion for Imo workers, to pay sleeping allowance

Rochas Okorocha, Imo governor, has approved automatic promotion for all workers in the state as part of his package for their supportive role to his administration.Okorocha gave the approval on Tuesday at the 2018 Workers’ Day celebration held at the Heroes Square, Owerri.He said the promotion is not on a step basis but on the basis of the grade of [...]

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    Okorocha imposes N3,000 ‘development levy’ on all adults in Imo

Okorocha imposes N3,000 ‘development levy’ on all adults in Imo

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has ordered all “leviable adults” in the state to pay N3,000 each as "development levy".According to a statement by Louis Duru, the state commissioner for community government, culture and traditional affairs, the money is to be used for  “autonomous community adult development”.Duru said the state had registered at least 2,000 leviable adults in each of [...]

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    Three children found dead in a vehicle in Imo

Three children found dead in a vehicle in Imo

Chris Ezike, commissioner of police in Imo, has ordered a thorough investigation into the death of three brothers aged five, three and two who died in Okwelle Onuimo local government area on Friday.Andrew Enwerem, police public relations officer in the state, confirmed the incident.Enwerem said the brothers: Saviour, Salvation and Precious Nweke, who had earlier been declared missing, were found [...]

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    Imo deputy gov: No man born of a woman can stop me from becoming governor

Imo deputy gov: No man born of a woman can stop me from becoming governor

Eze Madumere, deputy governor of Imo state, says nobody can stop him from achieving his ambition of becoming the next governor of the state.Rochas Okorocha, the state governor, has endorsed Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law, as his successor.This has created a friction in the cabinet, with reports making the rounds that there is a plot to remove Madumere for standing in the way [...]

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    Okorocha: I won’t demolish Zuma’s statue… he resigned honourably

Okorocha: I won’t demolish Zuma’s statue… he resigned honourably

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says he is not going to pull down the statue of Jacob Zuma, former South African president, which was erected last year.Okorocha said this on Friday in reaction to recent calls for the statue to be pulled down.In October 2017, the Imo government erected a statue of the former South African president in Owerri, the [...]

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    Okorocha: My son-in-law has what it takes to succeed me

Okorocha: My son-in-law has what it takes to succeed me

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has vowed to back Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law, if he shows interest in the 2019 governorship election.Speaking on Monday when he received leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Owerri municipal council, Okorocha said Nwosu, who is married to his first daughter, has all it takes to be a good governor.“Uche Nwosu is hardworking, and [...]

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    No reasonable person can protest against me, Okorocha boasts

No reasonable person can protest against me, Okorocha boasts

Rochas Okorocha, governor, Imo state, says the “Occupy Imo” movement is an empty threat, as no "reasonable man or woman' can protest against his administration.On Monday, “Occupy Imo”, a movement organised by Imo Peoples Action for Democracy (IPAD), took to the streets to protest  against the policies of the current administration.The group had alleged that its members were brutally attacked and beaten up [...]

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    ‘Imo has been turned into a terror zone’ — anti-Okorocha protesters recount police ‘torture’

‘Imo has been turned into a terror zone’ — anti-Okorocha protesters recount police ‘torture’

Members of the Imo Peoples Action for Democracy (IPAD) have recounted how they were allegedly attacked and beaten up by police officers in the state during their protest against Rochas Okorocha, the governor.The group had embarked on a protest tagged ‘Occupy Imo’ to express reservation with some of the policies of the current administration.Shortly after the protest in Owerri, the [...]

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    EXTRA: Okorocha renames happiness ministry, blames ‘printer’s devil’

EXTRA: Okorocha renames happiness ministry, blames ‘printer’s devil’

The Imo state government says there was a misrepresentation in name of the new ministry of happiness.Rochas Okorocha, the state governor, had on Tuesday appointed Ogechi Ololo, his sister, as commissioner of the ministry.Just like the statues he erected in the state, the development was met with criticism from Nigerians.But in a statement by Sam Onwuemeodo, his chief press secretary, Okorocha [...]

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    EXTRA: Okorocha appoints own sister as ‘commissioner for happiness’

EXTRA: Okorocha appoints own sister as ‘commissioner for happiness’

It runs in the family, doesn't it?Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has appointed his sister, Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha), commissioner for happiness and couples' fulfillment.She was sworn-in alongside 27 new commissioners and 27 transition committee chairmen for the local government councils in the state.Ololo was the 2015 candidate for the Owerri federal constituency seat from the All Progressives Congress and was one-time [...]

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    Okorocha finalises plans to unveil statue of Liberia’s president — despite outrage over Zuma

Okorocha finalises plans to unveil statue of Liberia’s president — despite outrage over Zuma

Three weeks after he faced criticisms over a statue he erected in honour of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, is set to unveil the statue of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia.Like Zuma, Sirleaf is expected to pay a two-day working visit to the south-eastern state.https://twitter.com/GovernorRochas/status/927972083027578880Zuma’s 30-feet statue was said to have cost N520 million. [...]

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    Outrage over Zuma’s statue erected by Okorocha

Outrage over Zuma’s statue erected by Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, is currently trending on social media over a statue erected in honour of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.Zuma is on a two-day working visit to Imo.He has been conferred with chieftaincy title - Ochiagha di oha mma of Igbo land - and also given the Imo Merit Award - the highest honour in [...]

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    Okorocha to name road after boy who died during market demolition

Okorocha to name road after boy who died during market demolition

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo, says a road will be named after Somtochukwu Ibeanusi, a 10-year-old boy who died during Eke Ukwu market demolition.On August 26, the state government commenced the demolition of the market which led to a clash between security agents and traders.In a statement issued on Thursday, Sam Onwuemeodo, chief press secretary of the governor, quoted Okorocha [...]

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