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    Okorocha, Ihedioha affected as Uzodinma scraps pensions of some ex-public officers

Okorocha, Ihedioha affected as Uzodinma scraps pensions of some ex-public officers

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo, has scrapped payment of pensions to former governors, deputy governors, speakers and deputy speakers of the state.  On Friday, Uzodinma assented to a bill repealing the law that created pension allowances and gratuities for the former officials.  The governor said the law runs contrary to the 1999 constitution which stipulates that a pensioner must have worked for [...]

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    From N4,500 to N145 — Imo joins Ekiti in slashing RoW charges for telcos

From N4,500 to N145 — Imo joins Ekiti in slashing RoW charges for telcos

The Imo state government has reduced the right of way charges for telecommunication companies from N4,500 to N145 per metre. Hope Uzodinma (pictured), governor of the state, announced on Twitter that he signed an executive order to effect the reduction. Uzodinma said the executive order is in line with the federal government's policy to invest in broadband infrastructure. The RoW charge is the [...]

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    FAKE NEWS ALERT: Imo gov didn’t promise to rename varsity after Abba Kyari

FAKE NEWS ALERT: Imo gov didn’t promise to rename varsity after Abba Kyari

The Imo state government says it did not issue the statements on Hope Uzodinma claiming to have been made governor by Abba Kyari, late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. Kyari, who died from complications of COVID-19 on Friday, was buried at Gudu Cemetery in Abuja on Saturday. A report online had claimed that Uzodinma, in his condolence message to the [...]

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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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    Uzodinma meets Buhari, seeks refund of N32bn ‘spent on FG roads in Imo’

Uzodinma meets Buhari, seeks refund of N32bn ‘spent on FG roads in Imo’

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo state, on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking his intervention in the refund of over N32 billion his predecessors reportedly spent on federal roads in the state. Speaking with state house correspondents after the meeting with Buhari, Uzodinma said Imo is in "financial distress". He said the funds, if released, will assist in clearing both salary [...]

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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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    Okorocha, Uzodinma at house plenary as two Imo reps defect to APC

Okorocha, Uzodinma at house plenary as two Imo reps defect to APC

Kingsley Chima and Paschal Obi, both members of the house of representatives from Imo state, have defected from the Action Alliance (AA) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Chima, who represents Ohaji/Egbema/Oguta/Oru west federal constituency, and Obi of Ideato north/south federal constituency announced their decision at the house plenary session on Thursday. In attendance at the session were Hope Uzodinma, governor of [...]

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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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    Uzodinma approves implementation of N30k minimim wage

Uzodinma approves implementation of N30k minimim wage

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo state, has approved the implementation of N30,000 minimum wage for workers in the state. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had led the campaign for an upward review of minimum wage from N18,000 to N30,000. In April, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the national minimum wage bill into law after it was passed by the senate. In a statement on [...]

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