Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tag "Imo State"

    Karma and the parable of ‘Filadefia’

Karma and the parable of ‘Filadefia’

So, after the mammoth burnt offering at the altar of greed, Rochas Okorocha will still end up with the bread of political sorrow? The Imo west senatorial seat meant to be a “consolation prize” after the defeat of his stooge in the governorship polls of March 9 has been withdrawn by INEC over allegation that it was secured at gun-point on [...]

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    Okorocha kicks as Ihedioha directs banks to reveal dealings with state govt

Okorocha kicks as Ihedioha directs banks to reveal dealings with state govt

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, has informed Emeka Ihedioha, governor-elect, that he has no constitutional powers to issue directives to financial Institutions in the state until he has been sworn in as governor.The outgoing governor said this in a statement issued by Sam Onwuemeodo, his chief press secretary.Okorocha demanded that the governor-elect should wait until May 29, when he has [...]

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    Okorocha: Oshiomhole, Amaechi planning to stop me by all means

Okorocha: Oshiomhole, Amaechi planning to stop me by all means

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, are trying to stop his political progress by all means.Addressing some of his supporters on Tuesday, he said their calculation is that he would be a strong force to contend with in 2023, hence, the plan to stop him.He [...]

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    Garba Shehu explains why Buhari urged Imo electorate to ‘vote who you want’

Garba Shehu explains why Buhari urged Imo electorate to ‘vote who you want’

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has defended President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to ask Imo electorate to vote candidates of their choice in the forthcoming elections.Shehu said the president addressed a mixed crowd across party lines and that campaigning for just the APC would be "insensitive".While speaking at the APC presidential rally in Owerri, Imo state capital, Buhari had asked those present [...]

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    Vote who you want, says Buhari in Imo as Okorocha, Oshiomhole back different candidates

Vote who you want, says Buhari in Imo as Okorocha, Oshiomhole back different candidates

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state to work together and ensure a peaceful election.He also asked the electorate to vote for who they want, amid the lingering crisis over the party's governorship race in the state.Buhari spoke at the APC presidential rally which held in Owerri, Imo state capital, on Tuesday.He [...]

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    TRENDING: ‘Mad man’ says Rochas  must go to prison (video)

TRENDING: ‘Mad man’ says Rochas must go to prison (video)

A man believed to be mentally unstable has accused Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, of poor leadership, saying the governor must go to prison.In a video trending online, the man described Okorocha as a hypocrite. He lamented over the state of some roads in Imo and alleged that the governor did nothing in eight years."I am not against Rochas, [...]

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    Imo APC: Okorocha faction loses out as court upholds Uzodinma’s candidacy

Imo APC: Okorocha faction loses out as court upholds Uzodinma’s candidacy

An Imo high court says Hope Uzodinma is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 governorship election in the state.The court, presided over by justice Kemakolam Ojiako, upheld the prayers of Eze Madumere, Imo deputy governor, and nullified the governorship primary held by governor Rochas Okorocha faction of Imo APC.The judge granted the prayers of Madumere [...]

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    PDP: FG behind invasion of Akwa Ibom assembly

PDP: FG behind invasion of Akwa Ibom assembly

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the federal government of plotting to take over Akwa Ibom state ahead of 2019 elections.Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the opposition party, said this at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday.He alleged that the federal government orchestrated the violence at the state assembly on Tuesday.Ologbondiyan called on Nigerians to speak against the alleged [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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

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    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 [...]

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    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, [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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, [...]

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    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 [...]

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