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    Ihedioha: Towering above Imo governorship

Ihedioha: Towering above Imo governorship

BY OKE EPIA The dusts may have settled. The eastern heartland is no longer the headline news item. At least, as far as gubernatorial litigation is concerned. The mill of governance now grinds. Or so it seems. But the seed of a thousand forests have been sown. And the shoots and boughs spread out beyond the borderlines of Imo. A sunrise [...]

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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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    PROFILE: Nweze, the supreme court judge who opposed colleagues over Ihedioha

PROFILE: Nweze, the supreme court judge who opposed colleagues over Ihedioha

One judge stood out during the ruling on the application filed by Emeka Ihedioha, a former governor of Imo state. Ihedioha had asked the apex court to review its judgement on his removal from office but while majority of the seven-man panel disagreed with him, Chima Nweze, found merit in the application. In his dissenting judgment, Nweze asked the court to [...]

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    Supreme court dismisses Ihedioha’s review application

Supreme court dismisses Ihedioha’s review application

The supreme court has dismissed the application of Emeka Ihedioha, former governor of Imo state, seeking a review of the judgement which led to his removal from office. On January 14, 2020, the apex court had nullified Ihedioha's victory in the March 9, 2019, election and declared Hope Uzodinma, his All Progressives Congress (APC) rival, winner of the election. Ihedioha had approached [...]

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    Supreme court adjourns hearing of Ihedioha’s application till Tuesday

Supreme court adjourns hearing of Ihedioha’s application till Tuesday

The supreme court has adjourned the hearing of an application seeking a review of its judgment on Imo governorship election till Tuesday. Emeka Ihedioha is asking the apex court to review the judgment sacking him as governor of the state. He is also asking the court to sack Hope Uzodinma as governor of Imo. In January, the supreme court sacked Ihedioha, Peoples [...]

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    ‘The looters they saw yesterday they will not see again’ — Uzodinma hits back at allegations

‘The looters they saw yesterday they will not see again’ — Uzodinma hits back at allegations

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo state, says allegations of fraudulent practices against his administration is "nothing but a lie from the pit of hell". In a statement on Tuesday, Oguwike Nwachuku, the governor's spokesman, said the allegations are from members of the previous administration headed by Emeka Ihedioha. Nwachuku said Uzodinma’s government is not made up of looters but "credible Imo sons [...]

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    Supreme court adjourns Imo governorship case till March 2

Supreme court adjourns Imo governorship case till March 2

The supreme court has fixed March 2 to hear an application seeking a review of its judgment on the Imo governorship election. The apex court had fixed Tuesday to hear the application filed by Emeka Ihedioha, a former governor of Imo state, but it adjourned till March 2 following a request by Kanu Agabi, Ihedioha's counsel. After all the parties in the matter announced [...]

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    Supreme court to hear Ihedioha’s case on Tuesday

Supreme court to hear Ihedioha’s case on Tuesday

The supreme court has fixed Tuesday for hearing of the applications filed by Emeka Ihedioha, a former governor of Imo state. Festus Akande, spokesman of the supreme court, confirmed this to TheCable when he was contacted on Saturday. "Yes it is true. The review will be held on Tuesday," he said over the phone. Ihedioha had asked the apex court to review the [...]

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    ‘The people are demanding justice’ — Ihedioha reacts to protest against his sack

‘The people are demanding justice’ — Ihedioha reacts to protest against his sack

Emeka Ihedioha says the people of Imo are demanding justice over his sack as governor of the state. Ihedioha said this in a tweet on Wednesday while reacting to a protest by Charles Oputa, entertainer, better known as Charly Boy. "Today, concerned citizens of our State took to the streets yet again to carry on with their demand for justice," the former [...]

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    Coalition describes s’court verdict on Ihedioha as ‘judicial coup’

Coalition describes s’court verdict on Ihedioha as ‘judicial coup’

A coalition under the aegis of Eminent national leaders of Nigerian Civil Society and Third Force Movement has faulted the judgement of the supreme court sacking Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo state. In a statement signed by Olusegun Awe Obe on behalf of the coalition, the group said the judgement is a "judicial coup" and an annulment of a valid election. Ihedioha had [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Imo panel uncovers N112.8bn ‘stolen by banks’ under Okorocha

EXCLUSIVE: Imo panel uncovers N112.8bn ‘stolen by banks’ under Okorocha

A committee set up to investigate the finances of the Imo state government under the Rochas Okorocha administration says it has uncovered N112.8 billion "dubious debts" owed the state by nine commercial banks. It said the monies owed by the banks were claims from various infractions, including unexplained debits as well as penalties arising from such, in their dealings with the [...]

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    EXTRA: Imo PDP declares 7-day fasting for return of Ihedioha as governor

EXTRA: Imo PDP declares 7-day fasting for return of Ihedioha as governor

The Imo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared a week of fasting and prayer for the return of Emeka Ihedioha as governor of the state. The party also asked its members in the state to dress in black during the fasting session which will commence on Sunday, February 8, and end on Sunday, February 16. Ray Emeana, the [...]

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    Ihedioha’s lawyer: S’court has another opportunity to redeem its image

Ihedioha’s lawyer: S’court has another opportunity to redeem its image

Kanu Agabi, counsel to Emeka Ihedioha, former governor of Imo state, says his client's application has given the supreme court a unique opportunity to uphold the credibility of the judiciary. Agabi's position was contained in a written address that accompanied the application of the Ihedioha. On Wednesday, Ihedioha, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Imo, asked the apex court to sack [...]

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    Ihedioha asks supreme court to sack Uzodinma

Ihedioha asks supreme court to sack Uzodinma

Emeka Ihedioha, former governor of Imo, has asked the supreme court to sack Hope Uzodinma, his successor. [...]

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    Revenue from lottery can boost FG’s earnings, says Kashamu

Revenue from lottery can boost FG’s earnings, says Kashamu

Buruji Kashamu, a former senator, says tax revenue from lotto industry can take Nigeria out of its economic woes if properly harnessed. Kashamu, who represented Ogun east senatorial district in the eighth senate, said this during an interview with journalists in Lagos at the weekend. According to him, the failure of lotto industry operators to be faithful in the payment of taxes [...]

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    Uzodinma to Ihedioha: Stop wasting your time — election petitions are over

Uzodinma to Ihedioha: Stop wasting your time — election petitions are over

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo state, says Emeka Ihedioha’s reasons for seeking reversal of the supreme court judgement are based on falsehood, insisting that the time for election petitions has lapsed. The apex court had sacked PDP’s Ihedioha as governor and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to return Uzodinma, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The judgement had been rejected by [...]

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