Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tag "Imo State"

    Police rescue five corps members kidnapped in Imo

Police rescue five corps members kidnapped in Imo

Dasuki Galadanchi, Imo commissioner of police, says five members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have been rescued from kidnappers.The victims, who were traveling from Ibadan, Oyo state capital, to their orientation camps in Akwa Ibom and Rivers, were kidnapped on Wednesday along the Owerri-Port Harcourt expressway and taken to the Umuapu forest in the Ohaji/Egbema local government area of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Members of my panel were kidnapped on Okorocha’s order, says chairman of Imo APC committee

Members of my panel were kidnapped on Okorocha’s order, says chairman of Imo APC committee

[...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Catholic priest shot dead in Imo

Catholic priest shot dead in Imo

Jude Egbuom, a Catholic priest, has been murdered in Nkwerre local government area of Imo state.According to PUNCH, Egbuom, who was the presiding priest of St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish in Amucha, Njaba LGA, was attackedat a barber's shop where he had gone to have a hair cut around 8pm on Monday.The armed attackers reportedly demanded his car keys and when he [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    TRENDING VIDEO: Okorocha dances ‘shaku shaku’ as he celebrates APC convention result

TRENDING VIDEO: Okorocha dances ‘shaku shaku’ as he celebrates APC convention result

In a video currently trending on social media, an elated Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, can be seen celebrating the outcome of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention.The party in the state had been immersed in an internal crisis and was heavily divided before the national congress which took place last weekend.The governor, swarmed and backed by his loyalists, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Okorocha approves automatic promotion for Imo workers, to pay sleeping allowance

Okorocha approves automatic promotion for Imo workers, to pay sleeping allowance

Rochas Okorocha, Imo governor, has approved automatic promotion for all workers in the state as part of his package for their supportive role to his administration.Okorocha gave the approval on Tuesday at the 2018 Workers’ Day celebration held at the Heroes Square, Owerri.He said the promotion is not on a step basis but on the basis of the grade of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    INVESTIGATION: Imo ‘urban project’… grabbing land from the poor, giving to the rich

INVESTIGATION: Imo ‘urban project’… grabbing land from the poor, giving to the rich

Since the start of his second term, Rochas Okorocha, Governor Imo State, has embarked on an audacious urban renewal drive. On paper, it looks laudable: expand the roads, widen the drainage systems, de-congest clustered city locations. But the project has been splotched by failure to compensate lawful land owners, pulling down of buildings without rebuilding them, demolition of markets without [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Governor Okorocha: Of tyranny and discontent  

Governor Okorocha: Of tyranny and discontent  

A very significant event—a peaceful mass protest against the misgovernance and mindless plunder of Imo State by Mr. Rochas Okorocha—took place in Owerri exactly a month ago, on Monday, December 18, 2017. It was organized by the Imo Peoples Action for Democracy (IPAD), a coalition of civil society and professional groups in Imo State. It didn’t get much media traction, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    No reasonable person can protest against me, Okorocha boasts

No reasonable person can protest against me, Okorocha boasts

Rochas Okorocha, governor, Imo state, says the “Occupy Imo” movement is an empty threat, as no "reasonable man or woman' can protest against his administration.On Monday, “Occupy Imo”, a movement organised by Imo Peoples Action for Democracy (IPAD), took to the streets to protest  against the policies of the current administration.The group had alleged that its members were brutally attacked and beaten up [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Flight of fantasy

Flight of fantasy

An idea is much like beauty, its appeal is in the eye of the beholder. That must be why there’s been so much firestorm over the sheer ingenuity in statecraft unveiled lately in Nigeria’s southeast state of Imo.State Governor Rochas Okorocha came up with the brainball of an idea and he’s just not being appreciated for it. He minted a [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

2 comments Read Full Article
    Africa Film Academy, Imo to train students in filmmaking

Africa Film Academy, Imo to train students in filmmaking

The Africa Film Academy (AFA) in partnership with Imo state government is set to train youth from the state who desire a career in the motion picture industry.Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, founder of AFA in a statement, said the training is essential to introduce the prospective youths to how they can start a career in the film industry and technical production and open [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    Buhari’s administration has recorded huge success, says SGF

Buhari’s administration has recorded huge success, says SGF

Babachir Lawal, secretary to government of the federation (SGF), says the current administration has laid a solid foundation for Nigeria’s future.Lawal said this at the 5th convocation of Imo State Polytechnic, Umuaghor, Owerri, on Friday.He said the government was working around the clock to fix the economy, and he asked for patience on the part of citizens.He said the president [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    Non-indigenes excluded from Imo’s free education scheme

Non-indigenes excluded from Imo’s free education scheme

The Imo state government has removed non-indigenes in tertiary institutions from the beneficiary list of its free education programme.Sam Onwuemeodo, chief press secretary to the gov­ernor, disclosed this in a statement, explaining that the action was taken because of the refusal of other states to reciprocate its gestures.Onwuemeodo also explained that the state government is presently conducting verification of students [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Imo govt, PIND to hold forum on Niger Delta Development

Imo govt, PIND to hold forum on Niger Delta Development

The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) is collaborating with the Imo state government and Market Development for the Niger Delta (MADE) to stage the fifth edition of the Niger Delta Development Forum (NDDF) in Owerri, Imo state.In a statement released by PIND and signed by Ese Emerhi, its advocacy programme manager, organisation said the forum is scheduled to take [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

4 comments Read Full Article
Advertisement
Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

November 13, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS359475418
KANO359476420
PH360476420
ABUJA359478419
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement