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    Policeman killed as trailer collides with patrol van in Imo

Policeman killed as trailer collides with patrol van in Imo

A road accident involving a trailer and a police patrol Hilux truck at Naze along Owerri/Aba Road in Imo state, led to the death of a policeman and injuries of five others, including three officers.The deceased was attached to the Safe Highways Patrol team of the Imo police command headquarters in Owerri.The trailer driver and his conductor were also said [...]

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    Okorocha: I bought my jets with my money

Okorocha: I bought my jets with my money

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the private jets he currently uses are his and not the government’s.In response to calls from the public that he should sell his jets to pay the salaries of workers in his state, Okorocha said he bought the jets at an auction under the administration of Olusegun Obasanjo as president, well before he became [...]

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    NBC introduces conservation clubs in secondary schools

NBC introduces conservation clubs in secondary schools

The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), a member of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, has introduced water conservation clubs in some secondary schools in Imo state.NBC also provided opportunity for 200 students from 10 secondary schools in the state to go on a guided tour of its Waste Water Treatment plants.Uzo Odenigbo, the company’s head public affairs and communications, said the [...]

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    Tribunal dismisses Ihedioha’s petition against Okorocha

Tribunal dismisses Ihedioha’s petition against Okorocha

The governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Owerri on Wednesday struck out the petition of Emeka Ihedioha, PDP governorship candidate of Imo state in the April 11 election.The ribunal dismissed the case on grounds that it was filed out of time.Ihedioha is challenging the victory of Rochas Okorocha, governor of the state, in the April 11 election.After consideration of the [...]

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    Imo assembly staff reject 50% salary slash

Imo assembly staff reject 50% salary slash

Staff members of the Imo state house of assembly have rejected the 50 percent reduction in their salary cheques.The cheques for the month of May were issued on Friday but the workers said none of them would accept it.Ngozi Ofoegbu, chairman of the Imo chapter of parliamentary staff association of Nigeria (PASAN), told NAN in Owerri on Monday that the [...]

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    INEC staff nabbed in Imo for thumb-printing

INEC staff nabbed in Imo for thumb-printing

Five ad hoc officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Imo were on Saturday arrested for thumb-printing ballot papers in the governorship rerun election in the state.The officials were arrested at Omuma Primary School in Oru East local government area following an order by Mike Igini, one of the resident electoral commissioners (REC) deployed to Imo for the election.Gabriel [...]

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    Igwe, Imo APGA senatorial candidate, collapses, dies

Igwe, Imo APGA senatorial candidate, collapses, dies

Eudora Igwe, the senatorial candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) for Orlu senatorial district in Imo state, has died.Igwe, who was a member of the Imo state house of assembly, was representing Ideato north federal constituency, where she served as the chairman of the local government for two terms.Igwe died at a private hospital in Owerri on Monday [...]

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    Agbaso’s defection ‘won’t affect APGA in Imo’

Agbaso’s defection ‘won’t affect APGA in Imo’

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) on Sunday said the defection of Martin Agbaso to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo would not affect its electoral fortunes in 2015.Victor Umeh, the national chairman of APGA, told NAN on Sunday: "Rather, APGA is more determined to win back Imo.He said the defection was “an act borne out of selfish interest [...]

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    Okorocha sacks 6 commissioners over 2015

Okorocha sacks 6 commissioners over 2015

Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has relieved six of his commissioners of their duties for showing interest in the 2015 general elections.The commissioners are reportedly nursing the ambition to be elected into the lower and upper chambers of the national assembly and also the state house of assembly.On Thursday, Pascal Obi, the principal secretary to the governor, announced that the [...]

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    Imo commends Orji for reinstating non-indigenes

Imo commends Orji for reinstating non-indigenes

Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has commended his Abia counterpart for reinstating sacked Imo indigenes working in Abia.The commendation is contained in a statement signed by the senior special assistant to Okorocha, Mr Sam Onwuemedo, on Thursday in Owerri."The government of Imo State has received with delight the report that the Governor of Abia State, Chief Theodore Orji, has [...]

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    Imo Govt. to revive industries

Imo Govt. to revive industries

The Imo State government has announced plans to revive three moribund industries established thirty-three years ago by Chief Sam Mbakwe, the first civilian governor of the state.According to Mrs. Ugochi Nnanna-Okoro, the state commissioner for industry and non-formal sector, the industries to be revived are Resin Paint Industry, Aboh Mbaise; Avutu Poultry, Obowo; and Paper Packaging Industry, Owere Ebiri Orlu.In a statement [...]

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