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    Human rights activists to converge on Imo over killings, market demolition

Human rights activists to converge on Imo over killings, market demolition

Some human rights activists will gather in Imo state on September 9 to protest the killings that occurred during the demolition of a popular market in the state.Last week, three people were killed when security operatives tried to restore order after some traders protested the demolition of the market.In a statement on Monday, the activists rejected the decision of the Imo [...]

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    Catholic priest murdered 24 hours after kidnap

Catholic priest murdered 24 hours after kidnap

Cyriacus Onunkwo, a Catholic priest in Imo state, has been murdered by unknown gunmen.Chris Ezike, the state commissioner of police, Cconfirmed the development Channels TV on Sunday.Onunkwo was said to have been abducted from his vehicle in Orlu, a town in the state on Friday morning.Following a manhunt, a body was discovered in the bush in Omuma village in Orlu [...]

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    Group asks Okorocha to halt Owerri market demolition

Group asks Okorocha to halt Owerri market demolition

Space for Change, a non-governmental organisation, has asked Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, to halt the demolition of structures in Eke-Ukwu market, Owerri, the state capital.In a statement by Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri, its executive director, the group said the governor gave the directive against a court order in favour of the traders.Okorocha had issued an evacuation order to the traders advising them [...]

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    ‘Three killed’ in Owerri during protest against market demolition 

‘Three killed’ in Owerri during protest against market demolition 

Three people have been reportedly killed in a protest by Owerri indigenes in Imo state following the demolition of a popular market by the state government.The incident happened on Saturday at Eke Onunwa market in the state capital.The traders were said to have started protesting shortly after the demolition of the market, leading to public disorder.NAN reports that the situation [...]

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    Four killed, six injured as building collpases in Imo

Four killed, six injured as building collpases in Imo

Four persons were killed and six injured on Sunday when a three-storey building collapsed in Owerri, Imo state.The incident occurred at 9 Egbu road, by fire service junction in the state capital.Although state emergency management agency is yet to issue an official statement on the incident, reports have it that a “structural defect” led to the collapse.The landlord, whom the [...]

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    Okorocha bans Imo monarchs from speaking English at official functions

Okorocha bans Imo monarchs from speaking English at official functions

Rochas Okorocha, Imo governor, has banned traditional rulers in the state from speaking in English at official functions and while conducting affairs at their palaces.Okorocha gave the directive while handing over letters of recognition and staffs of office to 19 newly recognised traditional rulers in the state in Owerri on Tuesday.He directed that every monarch must only speak in Igbo [...]

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    Okorocha: I have spoilt Imo people… my successor may be stoned

Okorocha: I have spoilt Imo people… my successor may be stoned

Rochas Okorocha, Imo governor, says his successor may be stoned by the people because it will be difficult to replicate his achievements.Okorocha said he has spoilt Imo people with "developmental works" at a scale never seen before.The governor was quoted by The Nation as saying this on Saturday while speaking with state house correspondents in Abuja.He said the people of [...]

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    AK47, human skull ‘found in Imo shrine’

AK47, human skull ‘found in Imo shrine’

The Imo state police command has declared Chidera Njoku, a native doctor, wanted after recovering 90 rounds of AK47 Rifle and human skull in his shrine.Chris Ezike, commissioner of police in Imo, made this disclosure while speaking with NAN on Tuesday in Owerri.Ezike said through a calculated community policing and whistle blowing, the police raided the shrine at Ngor Okpala local [...]

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    Shake-up in Imo as Okorocha fires all commissioners

Shake-up in Imo as Okorocha fires all commissioners

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has sacked the state executive council and 27 local government transition committees, with immediate effect.A statement by Pascal Obi, principal secretary to the governor, directed all former members of the executive to hand over to permanent secretaries or the most senior director in their ministries.Obi quoted the governor as appreciating the invaluable contributions of [...]

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    Okorocha tips AMCON director to succeed him in 2019

Okorocha tips AMCON director to succeed him in 2019

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says indigenes of Imo state should trust him in 2019 as he points in the direction of Eberechukwu Uneze, an executive director with Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).Okorocha argued that he hardly miscalculates when it comes to politics in Nigeria, adding that it was his smart calculation and vision that made it possible for Imo [...]

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    31 IMSU students arrested during ‘cult initiation’

31 IMSU students arrested during ‘cult initiation’

Thirty-one suspected cult members, who are students of the Imo State University, Owerri, have been arrested by the operatives of the state police command.The suspected cultists engaged the police in a gun duel, PUNCH reports. [...]

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    Police rescue abductees tied up in Imo forest

Police rescue abductees tied up in Imo forest

The police command in Imo state on Tuesday rescued three kidnap victims tied up in a forest in Owerri west local government area of the state.The three unidentified individuals were abducted on Saturday.According to NAN, the rescue operation started on Tuesday morning in a place called Avu Forest, near Owerri, the state capital.Seven of the suspected kidnappers were captured in the [...]

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    Gunmen invade Imo assembly, rob lawmakers

Gunmen invade Imo assembly, rob lawmakers

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have attacked the Imo state house of assembly complex in Owerri.According to PUNCH, the gunmen carted away valuables including office equipment, electronics and vital documents.The attack is reportedly the third in this year.Commenting on the incident, Emma Orie, a lawmaker representing Ohaji /Egbema state constituency said though his office was not burgled, the offices [...]

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    FUTO announces resumption, students to pay N12,500 for damages

FUTO announces resumption, students to pay N12,500 for damages

The Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Imo, has announced the resumption of academic activities two months after the institution was closed.John Nnabuihe, the registrar of the university, in a statement announced the immediate suspension of the closure and full commencement of all the school programs. [...]

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    AGF ‘asks’ Okorocha to reinstate sacked monarch

AGF ‘asks’ Okorocha to reinstate sacked monarch

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, has reportedly asked Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, to reinstate Cletus Ilomuanya as chairman of the state council of traditional rulers.Ilomunaya was dethroned as Obi of Obinugwu in 2011 and subsequently removed as head of traditional rulers.The monarch filed a suit to challenge his removal, and the appeal court ruled [...]

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    FUTO students go on vandalism spree in protest of tuition fee hike

FUTO students go on vandalism spree in protest of tuition fee hike

Students of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Imo, on Friday destroyed properties in the institution.The undergraduates protested an alleged increment in their tuition fee. [...]

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