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    Monarch, pastor arrested for ‘kidnapping’

Monarch, pastor arrested for ‘kidnapping’

Eze Okuegbunuwa, traditional ruler of Obor community in Awara in Oguta local government area of Imo state, and Caleb Agu, a pastor at Winners Chapel in Njaba area of the state, have been arrested for alleged kidnapping. The duo and other members of their gang were arrested by operatives of the anti-kidnapping unit and the special anti-robbery squad of the state. Isaac [...]

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    Imo APC group asks aggrieved members to drop court cases

Imo APC group asks aggrieved members to drop court cases

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state have asked aggrieved members of the party to withdraw suits they have filed at different courts. The party in the state has been divided following the emergence of Hope Uzodinma as governor. In the build-up to the 2019 elections, Rochas Okorocha, former Imo governor, wanted Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law, to clinch the [...]

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    Ihedioha: PDP will win the next election in Imo

Ihedioha: PDP will win the next election in Imo

Emeka Ihedioha, former governor of Imo, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) remains the choice of the people of the state. Speaking to journalists at the Nwankwo Kanu Sports Centre, venue of the party's state congress, Ihedioha expressed optimism that the PDP would win the next governorship election in the state. He advised those who left the party after the supreme court [...]

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    EXTRA: George Floyd ‘reburied’ in his ‘Imo ancestral home’ (photos)

EXTRA: George Floyd ‘reburied’ in his ‘Imo ancestral home’ (photos)

George Floyd who died from US police brutality may be dead and buried, but not for Humble Okoro, a Nigerian Pastor, who claimed to have traced his ancestral root to Imo state. “I have traced the ancestral root of George Obinna Floyd to Umuoffor kindred in Obokwu obibi Aboh Mbaise Imo State and I feel so happy now that we have [...]

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    Okorocha: Imo set up seven probe panels to blackmail me and my family

Okorocha: Imo set up seven probe panels to blackmail me and my family

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo, says there are at least seven panels set up by the state government to probe his tenure. The senator, who made the allegation in a statement by Sam Onwuemeodo, his spokesman, said the Uzodinma administration is seeking to blackmail him and his family. He also alleged that a panel of the state government is disobeying an [...]

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    Uzodinma: We’ll soon publish names of those earning more than N330m as pension

Uzodinma: We’ll soon publish names of those earning more than N330m as pension

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo, says the names of those earning more than N330 million annually as pension will be published soon.  While speaking at a meeting with the leadership of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) in Owerri, the state capital, he said some pensioners were receiving monies above their retirement salaries while others get outrageous amount that are unaccounted [...]

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    13 Imo lawmakers test positive for COVID-19

13 Imo lawmakers test positive for COVID-19

Thirteen members of the Imo state house of assembly have tested positive for COVID-19. Chinedu Iwuala, spokesman of the state task force on COVID-19, confirmed this to reporters on Tuesday. He said after a member tested positive, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) decided to test the lawmakers and 13 more result came back positive. Iwuala said the affected lawmakers have gone [...]

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    EFCC: We’ve returned to Imo N2.7bn recovered from Okorocha

EFCC: We’ve returned to Imo N2.7bn recovered from Okorocha

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has returned N2.7 billion recovered from Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo, to the state government. [...]

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    EXTRA: PDP official who accused Imo gov of giving land to herdsmen charged with terrorism

EXTRA: PDP official who accused Imo gov of giving land to herdsmen charged with terrorism

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) official who accused Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo state, of “secretly approving rural grazing reserves for herdsmen”, has been charged with terrorism,  according to PUNCH. Ambrose Nwaogwugwu, director general of the new media centre of the opposition party, made the allegation in a Facebook post. Subsequently, the Imo state government arraigned him in court. The charge sheet [...]

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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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