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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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    Appeal court upholds Ihedioha’s election

Appeal court upholds Ihedioha’s election

The court of appeal in Abuja on Tuesday dismissed several appeals challenging the victory of Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state, in the March 9 election. The first appeal was filed by Uche Nwosu, governorship candidate of Action Alliance (AA); Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Ifeanyi Ararume of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). They asked the appellate court [...]

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    Imo govt makes Igbo language compulsory school subject

Imo govt makes Igbo language compulsory school subject

The Imo state government has made the Igbo language a compulsory subject across schools in the state. Viola Onwuliri, the state commissioner for education, announced this during the matriculation ceremony of the state's College of Nursing and Midwifery, Orlu. Onwuliri, who was represented by Basil Iwu, director of tertiary education, said the learning and teaching of the Igbo language would be compulsory [...]

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    Tribunal sacks 36-year-old PDP federal lawmaker, orders fresh poll

Tribunal sacks 36-year-old PDP federal lawmaker, orders fresh poll

The national assembly election petition tribunal in Owerri, on Wednesday, sacked Obinna Onwubuariri, a member of the house of representatives. Onwubuariri, who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had been declared the winner of the Isiala Mbano/Onuimo/Okigwe federal constituency election that held in February. Delivering judgement, R Harriman, chairman of the tribunal, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to [...]

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    EXTRA: Imo government asks citizens to arrest Okorocha

EXTRA: Imo government asks citizens to arrest Okorocha

The Imo state government has ordered its citizens to arrest of Rochas Okorocha, former governor of the state, over alleged assault on Jasper Ndubuaku, a government official. Uche Onyeaguocha, secretary to the state government (SSG), made the demand after Ndubuaku, chairman of the Recovery of Government Properties, was allegedly assaulted at Okorocha’s residence. Onyeaguocha said the state had also placed Okorocha on [...]

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    REVEALED: Ihedioha appointed suspect on FBI list into his inauguration committee

REVEALED: Ihedioha appointed suspect on FBI list into his inauguration committee

Chika Odionyenma, one of the persons on FBI's 77-man list of suspected Nigerian fraudsters, was appointed into the inauguration committee of Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state. There have been reactions since Thursday when the agency disclosed that many Nigerians were under investigation in connection with one of the largest scams in US history. Videos of some of the suspects spraying dollars [...]

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    Okorocha: Ihedioha wants to destroy APC in Imo to remain in power

Okorocha: Ihedioha wants to destroy APC in Imo to remain in power

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, says Emeka Ihedioha, his successor, wants to destroy the legacies of the All Progressives Congress in the state so as to remain in power. In a statement issued by Sam Onwuemeodo, his media aide, Okorocha said he left N42.5billion in the coffers of the state, but that his successor had not undertaken any road [...]

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    Ihedioha’s aide: We’ve recovered 70 vehicles, properties worth N1bn

Ihedioha’s aide: We’ve recovered 70 vehicles, properties worth N1bn

Jasper Ndubuaku, chairman of the committee on the recovery of stolen movable assets belonging to the Imo state government, says the committee has recovered 70 vehicles and properties worth N1 billion. After his inauguration, Emeka Ihedioha, governor of the state, had set up the committee to recover government assets. Ndubuaku told PUNCH that the committee also recovered two asphalt plants. He said some [...]

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    Ihedioha out to destroy my legacies, says Okorocha

Ihedioha out to destroy my legacies, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, says that Emeka Ihedioha, his successor, was not declared governor by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the purpose of destroying his legacies. He made this known in a statement by Sam Onwuemeodo, his media aide, in Owerri, the state capital, on Thursday. The governor was reacting to the scrapping of one of [...]

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    36-year-old Babcock graduate makes Ihedioha’s cabinet

36-year-old Babcock graduate makes Ihedioha’s cabinet

Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state, has appointed 17 commissioner nominees for his cabinet. The governor forwarded the nominees’ list to the state house of assembly for confirmation on Tuesday. Among the nominees is Ekezie Okeahialam, a 36-year-old graduate of Babcock University. Okeahialam who holds a first class in economics from the university also finished from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, where [...]

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