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    TSA will sanitise our system in Imo, says Ihedioha

TSA will sanitise our system in Imo, says Ihedioha

Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state, says treasury single account (TSA) will sanitise the financial system of the state.Speaking when he hosted traditional rulers in the state, the governor said he had discovered avenues through which resources of the state were looted.“I discovered there were leakages in the revenue accruing to the state government. This was largely due to numerous [...]

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    Drama as Imo officials ‘recover assets’ from mall owned by Okorocha’s daughter

Drama as Imo officials ‘recover assets’ from mall owned by Okorocha’s daughter

Some members of the Imo committee on recovery of government property reportedly stormed a shopping mall owned by Uloma Rochas-Nwosu, daughter of Rochas Okorocha, former governor of the state, on Thursday night.The mall, House of Freeda, is located in Owerri, the state capital.They reportedly carted away merchandise believed to be owned by the state government.The operation was said to have [...]

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    Ihedioha appoints 29-year-old Akwarandu as aide on new media

Ihedioha appoints 29-year-old Akwarandu as aide on new media

Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state, has appointed Akwarandu Izuchukwu as his senior special assistant on new media.Akwarandu, 29, was the pioneer director-general of Imo Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) new media directorate.He graduated from Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) in 2013, with bachelor of arts in english and literary studies.Akwarandu served as president, National Association of English and Literary Studies [...]

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    Group demands resignation of Akwa Ibom gov over move to block LG autonomy

Group demands resignation of Akwa Ibom gov over move to block LG autonomy

Movement 1960, a civil rights group in Nigeria, has called for the immediate resignation of Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state.This is even as a political pressure group in the state, Akwa Ibom State Leadership Vanguard, has labelled the governor "a devious exploiter".The groups were reacting to a suit filed by the state government in collaboration with the 31 local [...]

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    Ihedioha: I know nothing about destruction of tower built by Okorocha

Ihedioha: I know nothing about destruction of tower built by Okorocha

Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state, has denied destroying a tower built by Rochas Okorocha, his predecessor.In a statement on Thursday, Steve Osuji, special adviser to the governor on media, said angry residents of the state, who saw no significance in the monument, attempted to pull it down.There were reports that the governor had ordered the destruction of the Akachi [...]

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    Okorocha asks NJC to ignore EFCC petition against judge

Okorocha asks NJC to ignore EFCC petition against judge

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has urged the National Judicial Council (NJC) to discountenance the petition the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed against against Taiwo Taiwo, a judge.In the petition, EFCC had alleged professional misconduct and abuse of judicial powers against the judge.But in the letter to the NJC, Okorocha said: “Contrary to the impression being created by [...]

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    Airtel launches 4G in Imo

Airtel launches 4G in Imo

Airtel Nigeria has modernised its network infrastructure in Owerri, the Imo state capital, launching its 4G services in the state.In a statement on Wednesday, Segun Ogunsanya, chief executive officer, Airtel Nigeria, said the company is “committed to empowering individuals, businesses, corporate organizations and governmental agencies through a reliable and modernised mobile Internet network”.Ogunsanya, who was represented by Emeka Oparah, Airtel’s [...]

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    Ihedioha: Okorocha hasn’t released any money for my inauguration

Ihedioha: Okorocha hasn’t released any money for my inauguration

Emeka Ihedioha, governor-elect of Imo state, says Rochas Okorocha, the incumbent governor of the state, has not released money for his swearing in on May 29.In a statement by Ray Emeana, secretary of his inauguration and handover committee, the governor-elect said Okorocha has refused to finance the inauguration activities despite agreeing to a "common resolution" to work together.Ihedioha denied the [...]

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    Imo deputy speaker resigns

Imo deputy speaker resigns

Ugonna Ozuruigbo, the deputy speaker of Imo state house of assembly, has resigned.Ozuruigbo tendered his resignation letter on Thursday.In the letter, addressed to the speaker and members of the state house of assembly, Ozuruigbo explained that he was resigning to enable him function well as a member-elect of the national house of representatives.He was declared the winner of the Isu/Njaba/ [...]

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    Ihedioha leading with over 100,000 votes in Imo

Ihedioha leading with over 100,000 votes in Imo

Emeka Ihedioha, former deputy speaker of the house of representatives, is leading in results of the 11 local government declared so far.Ihedioha, who is contesting the Imo state governorship election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is ahead of Uche Nwosu of Action Alliance and Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC), with over 100,000 votes.In [...]

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    PDP agent tears result sheet in Imo, says Okorocha wrote them

PDP agent tears result sheet in Imo, says Okorocha wrote them

Collation of results from the 2019 gubernatorial election in Imo state has come to an abrupt end as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) agent tore result sheets.An argument broke out at the INEC collation center in Owerri, leading to a clash between agents of leading political parties in the state.The trouble started when PDP agent,Uche Onyeaguocha, said the result of [...]

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    Imo APC chieftain shot dead

Imo APC chieftain shot dead

Ifeanyi Ozoemena, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Logara/Umuohiagu ward in Ngor Okpala council area of Imo state, has been killed.Ozoemena was reportedly murdered shortly after presiding over a meeting of the party in the ward on Tuesday night.He was said to have been shot in front of his family members.Martin Opara, a community leader, who confirmed the killing, [...]

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    Vote who you want, says Buhari in Imo as Okorocha, Oshiomhole back different candidates

Vote who you want, says Buhari in Imo as Okorocha, Oshiomhole back different candidates

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state to work together and ensure a peaceful election.He also asked the electorate to vote for who they want, amid the lingering crisis over the party's governorship race in the state.Buhari spoke at the APC presidential rally which held in Owerri, Imo state capital, on Tuesday.He [...]

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    Imo APC faction suspends Okorocha

Imo APC faction suspends Okorocha

A faction of the Imo All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended Rochas Okorocha from the party over alleged anti-party activities.Marcellinus Nlemigbo, caretaker committee chairman of the Imo APC faction, said the state governor had vowed to undermine the party and its electoral interest.The Matthew Omegara-led disciplinary committee set up to look into allegations of anti-party activities against Okorocha by one [...]

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    Okorocha orders arrest of 2 bank managers over delay in workers’ salaries

Okorocha orders arrest of 2 bank managers over delay in workers’ salaries

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has ordered the arrest of the branch managers of Ecobank and Access Bank in the state over the non-payment of the November salary of local government workers.The governor also suspended Stella Udogwu, accountant-general of the state, and directed that an acting accountant-general pending the appointment of a new person to the office.Okorocha said before now, [...]

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    Okorocha says Imo APC crisis is irreconcilable

Okorocha says Imo APC crisis is irreconcilable

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the crisis rocking the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is beyond repair.The governor said this while receiving the party reconciliation committee led by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, and Godswill Akpabio, senator representing Akwa Ibom north-west, at the Imo International Convention Centre (IICC), Owerri, the state capital.The governor said [...]

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