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    Okorocha fires son-in-law, 12 appointees

Okorocha fires son-in-law, 12 appointees

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has sacked 13 political office holders in the state, including Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law.Nwosu is believed to be Okorocha's preferred choice as the next governor of the state.In a statement on Wednesday, Samuel Onwuemeodo, chief press secretary to the governor, said the sacked appointees are seeking elective positions on the platform of the All [...]

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    Catholic priest shot dead in Imo

Catholic priest shot dead in Imo

Jude Egbuom, a Catholic priest, has been murdered in Nkwerre local government area of Imo state.According to PUNCH, Egbuom, who was the presiding priest of St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish in Amucha, Njaba LGA, was attackedat a barber's shop where he had gone to have a hair cut around 8pm on Monday.The armed attackers reportedly demanded his car keys and when he [...]

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    APC sweeps Imo LG election

APC sweeps Imo LG election

The Imo State Independent Electoral Commission has declared candidates of the All Progressives Congress as winners of Saturday’s local government election across the state.Ethelbert Ibebuchi, chairman of the electoral body, announced the results of the poll at the commission’s headquarters in Owerri on Sunday.He said 13 political parties fielded candidates in the elections across the 27 local government areas and [...]

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    114 female supporters of Nnamdi Kanu regain freedom

114 female supporters of Nnamdi Kanu regain freedom

A high court in Owerri, Imo state capital, has set free the 114 women who were arrested after staging a protest in support of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).A magistrate court in Owerri had ordered their detention.  This sparked widespread criticism.At the court on Friday, Ejiofor Uche, lead counsel to the women, filed a bail [...]

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    Okorocha inaugurates Buhari campaign council in Imo

Okorocha inaugurates Buhari campaign council in Imo

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has inaugurated President Muhammadu Buhari reelection campaign council in the state. During the inauguration, Okorocha, who was represented by Uche Nwosu, his chief of staff, said the All Progressives Congress (APC) would win all the elective seats in the state in 2019.Nwosu, a governorship aspirant in Imo, said the campaign council will be chaired by [...]

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    Court halts swearing in of new Imo deputy governor

Court halts swearing in of new Imo deputy governor

An Imo state high court has halted the swearing-in of Calistus Ekenze as the new deputy governor of the state.This was announced as Pascal Nnadi, chief judge of the state, was about administering oath of office on Ekenze on Tuesday morning.Ekenze was to replace Eze Madumere who was impeached by the state house of assembly on Monday.The court had first [...]

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    Imo assembly commences impeachment process against deputy governor

Imo assembly commences impeachment process against deputy governor

The Imo state house of assembly has started proceedings on the impeachment of Eze Madumere, deputy governor of the state.At plenary on Tuesday, Ugonna Ozuruigbo, deputy speaker, moved the motion that the impeachment process be served on Madumere.The deputy governor was accused of abandoning his duties for a long time, refusing to carry out official duties assigned to him by [...]

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    Court annuls Imo congresses, orders fresh elections

Court annuls Imo congresses, orders fresh elections

A federal high court in Owerri, Imo state, has annulled the wards and local government congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state.In a ruling on Thursday, Lewis Allagoa, the presiding judge, held that the congresses never held in the state in May.The Imo chapter of the party has been enmeshed in crisis, leading to factions headed by [...]

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    Another children’s amusement park bridge collapses in Imo

Another children’s amusement park bridge collapses in Imo

A bridge inside the children’s amusement park at the Ikemba Ojukwu Centre in Owerri, Imo state capital, has reportedly collapsed.The bridge caved in on Tuesday evening after a heavy downpour, NAN reports.It was built by the administration of Rochas Okorocha, the state governor, and serves as a tourism site.There were no casualties from the incident.Ogechi Ololo, the state commissioner for happiness and [...]

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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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