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    Ohakim writes Okorocha on Imo situation — and it is not pretty

Ohakim writes Okorocha on Imo situation — and it is not pretty

Ikedi Ohakim, former governor of Imo state, has written a stinging letter to his successor, Rochas Okorocha, on the situation in the state, warning that irreparable damage is going on.In the letter, seen by TheCable, Ohakim accused Okorocha of insensitivity to the current economic crisis with the demolition of houses in Owerri, the capital city."I have in the last couple [...]

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    We prevented Imo killings from spreading, say police

We prevented Imo killings from spreading, say police

The Imo state police command on Saturday said but for its intervention, the inter-ethnic clash which broke out at Akokwa community in Ideato local government area of the state, would have escalated.Andrew Enwerem, police public relations officer (PPRO), said the command became aware of the incident not too long after it happened, and that the commissioner of police deployed anti-riot [...]

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    Okorocha scraps annual leave in Imo

Okorocha scraps annual leave in Imo

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has scrapped all kinds of leave in the state, following the introduction of the ‘back to land for agriculture’ programme that forces public servants to work for only three days a week.Okorocha says public servants in the state will now work on Mondays to Wednesdays and farm on Thursday and Fridays.Vitalis Ajumbe, Okorocha's commissioner for [...]

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    EXTRA: Okorocha abandons convoy, rides bicycle on streets of Owerri

EXTRA: Okorocha abandons convoy, rides bicycle on streets of Owerri

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, left the comfort of his vehicle and rode on a bicycle to work on Thursday morning.Dressed in an orange short and blue shirt, with his muffler at its usual position, the governor appeared to be having the time of his life.Another rider was seen on his right side, while his convoy trailed him from [...]

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    Tax evasion: FIRS seals 3 eateries in Owerri

Tax evasion: FIRS seals 3 eateries in Owerri

The enforcement team of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has sealed offices of three tax-defaulting business outlets in Imo.The sealed outfits are eateries - City Chef Restaurant, De Mange Eatery House and Comet Hotels and Conference, all located within the Owerri municipality.Chinzo Ude, the team leader of the enforcement unit, disclosed this to reporters in Owerri on Tuesday.He said [...]

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    Mbaise People to hold convention in USA

Mbaise People to hold convention in USA

The 2016 Convention of Mbaise indigenes living in the United States will hold between June 30 and July 4 at the Austin Marriott North, Round Rock, Austin, Texas.The annual convention, which will be chaired by Frank Nneji, chief executive officer ABC Transport Plc, will attract more than 5,000 Mbaise men, women and children living in the US and will feature a leadership [...]

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    Herdsmen obstruct Okorocha in Owerri

Herdsmen obstruct Okorocha in Owerri

Suspected herdsmen disrupted the schedule of Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, for about 30 minutes on Saturday, according to THISDAY.The incident was said to have occurred between 4 and 4:30pm while the governor was on tour of some projects in Amakohia, Orlu Road in Owerri, the state capital.The governor’s security detail reportedly moved in before normalcy was restored.Herdsmen have [...]

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    Gunmen kill 2 policemen at NDDC office in Imo

Gunmen kill 2 policemen at NDDC office in Imo

Armed men suspected to be robbers on Tuesday shot and killed two policemen at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) office in Umuagwo, Ohaji/Egbema local government area of Imo state.The policemen – an inspector and a corporal – were attacked while on duty.A witness told NAN that the police officers were over powered by the armed men and shot after [...]

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    Rain flood sacks Imo community

Rain flood sacks Imo community

An early morning rain on Tuesday destroyed two buildings and rendered residents homeless at Amuzi community in Obowo local government area of Imo.The downpour, which started at about 3 am, lasted four hours and resulted in severe flooding of the area.One of the flood victims, Amanze Ntiwuba, told NAN that he woke up early to ease himself and found that [...]

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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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