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    85-year-old ex-DG of Imo Broadcasting Corporation ‘stabs wife to death’

85-year-old ex-DG of Imo Broadcasting Corporation ‘stabs wife to death’

Theophilus Okere, a former director-general of the Imo Broadcasting Corporation (IBC), allegedly stabbed his wife to death at Imerinwe community in the Ngor-Okpala local government area of Imo on Monday. Aged 85, Okere was said to have carried out the act unknowingly. NAN quoted a source as saying the former DG had been suffering from dementia, a term for diseases and conditions characterised [...]

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    Okorocha, Ihedioha affected as Uzodinma scraps pensions of some ex-public officers

Okorocha, Ihedioha affected as Uzodinma scraps pensions of some ex-public officers

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo, has scrapped payment of pensions to former governors, deputy governors, speakers and deputy speakers of the state.  On Friday, Uzodinma assented to a bill repealing the law that created pension allowances and gratuities for the former officials.  The governor said the law runs contrary to the 1999 constitution which stipulates that a pensioner must have worked for [...]

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    Ihedioha has no ‘intention of stopping any probe’

Ihedioha has no ‘intention of stopping any probe’

The Imo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Emeka Ihedioha, former governor of the state, has no intention to stop any probe against him. Hope Uzodinma, governor of the state, had ordered a probe of  N19.63 billion "missing" local government funds. The panel set up by Uzodinma had reviewed expenditures of the 27 local governments of Imo querying various [...]

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    Govt alone can’t fight coronavirus, says Uzodinma

Govt alone can’t fight coronavirus, says Uzodinma

Hope Uzodimma, governor of Imo state, says government alone cannot take on the fight against coronavirus. Speaking when two oil firms: Seplat Petroleum Development Company and Waltersmith, donated some medical items that will help to curb the spread of the virus in the state, he said his administration is committed to preventing the spread of the disease in the state. While appreciating [...]

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    Uzodinma: I saved N800m from oil-producing areas in two months

Uzodinma: I saved N800m from oil-producing areas in two months

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo, says he has saved N800 million from oil-producing areas of the state since he assumed office. Uzodinma said the money was saved from the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC). The governor disclosed this during a meeting with stakeholders at the palace of the traditional ruler of Mmahu community in the oil-rich Ohaji Egbema local government [...]

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    No evil deed will go unpunished, says Ihedioha on s’court judgment

No evil deed will go unpunished, says Ihedioha on s’court judgment

Emeka Ihedioha has reacted to the supreme court verdict on his application for a review of the judgment sacking him as Imo state governor.  The apex court struck out Ihedioha's application last Tuesday. In a statement on Sunday, Ihedioha said it was disheartening that the desire of Imo people to have good governance had been halted. He expressed concern over the implications of the judgment [...]

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    NIMC director arraigned for ‘defiling two-year-old girl’ in Owerri

NIMC director arraigned for ‘defiling two-year-old girl’ in Owerri

Ikenna Unegbu, state director of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Imo, has been arraigned for allegedly defiling a two-year-old girl. Unegbu was said to have had carnal knowledge of the girl in his office in Owerri, the state capital, on February 5. Chinonye Obioma, the girl's mother who runs a photography studio in the facility, told the court that the [...]

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    Uzodinma meets Buhari, seeks refund of N32bn ‘spent on FG roads in Imo’

Uzodinma meets Buhari, seeks refund of N32bn ‘spent on FG roads in Imo’

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo state, on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking his intervention in the refund of over N32 billion his predecessors reportedly spent on federal roads in the state. Speaking with state house correspondents after the meeting with Buhari, Uzodinma said Imo is in "financial distress". He said the funds, if released, will assist in clearing both salary [...]

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    ‘The looters they saw yesterday they will not see again’ — Uzodinma hits back at allegations

‘The looters they saw yesterday they will not see again’ — Uzodinma hits back at allegations

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo state, says allegations of fraudulent practices against his administration is "nothing but a lie from the pit of hell". In a statement on Tuesday, Oguwike Nwachuku, the governor's spokesman, said the allegations are from members of the previous administration headed by Emeka Ihedioha. Nwachuku said Uzodinma’s government is not made up of looters but "credible Imo sons [...]

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    Owerri airport records another fire outbreak

Owerri airport records another fire outbreak

There was panic among passengers, on Tuesday, following a fire outbreak at a section of the Sam Mbakwe International Airport, Owerri, Imo state. In a statement, Henrietta Yakubu, spokesperson of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), said the incident did not disrupt flight activities at the airport. "The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to inform airline operators and other airport [...]

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    Panic in Imo as hyena escapes from zoo

Panic in Imo as hyena escapes from zoo

There was panic in Nekede, Imo state, on Monday, over the escape of a male hyena from the zoological garden and wildlife park in the area. The animal reportedly escaped after digging a hole which was used as its escape route. Francis Abioye, general manager of the park, told NAN that the animal dug a big underground hole inside the zoo, which made [...]

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    EXTRA: Imo PDP declares 7-day fasting for return of Ihedioha as governor

EXTRA: Imo PDP declares 7-day fasting for return of Ihedioha as governor

The Imo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared a week of fasting and prayer for the return of Emeka Ihedioha as governor of the state. The party also asked its members in the state to dress in black during the fasting session which will commence on Sunday, February 8, and end on Sunday, February 16. Ray Emeana, the [...]

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    Uzodinma approves implementation of N30k minimim wage

Uzodinma approves implementation of N30k minimim wage

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo state, has approved the implementation of N30,000 minimum wage for workers in the state. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had led the campaign for an upward review of minimum wage from N18,000 to N30,000. In April, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the national minimum wage bill into law after it was passed by the senate. In a statement on [...]

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    Nine Imo lawmakers defect to APC

Nine Imo lawmakers defect to APC

At least nine members of the Imo state house of assembly have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Colins Chiji, the speaker, read the defection letters of the lawmakers who are from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Action Alliance (AA) on Tuesday. The house was not in session when the supreme court sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor, [...]

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    Supreme court subverted the will of Imo people, says Ihedioha

Supreme court subverted the will of Imo people, says Ihedioha

Emeka Ihedioha, former governor of Imo, has accused the supreme court of contravening the will of the people of the state. In his last address as governor, Ihedioha said people of the state clearly elected him. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Ihedioha winner of the election but Hope Uzodinma, who came fourth, challenged the outcome of the election in [...]

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    Uzodinma: My mandate has been restored

Uzodinma: My mandate has been restored

Hope Uzodinma, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says his stolen mandate has been recovered by the supreme court. The supreme court sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo and affirmed Uzodinma as winner of the March 9 election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Ihedioha winner of the election but Uzodinma, who came fourth, challenged the outcome of [...]

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