Sunday, April 21, 2019

Tag "Imo State"

    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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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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    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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    Okorocha sacks 6 commissioners over 2015

Okorocha sacks 6 commissioners over 2015

Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has relieved six of his commissioners of their duties for showing interest in the 2015 general elections.The commissioners are reportedly nursing the ambition to be elected into the lower and upper chambers of the national assembly and also the state house of assembly.On Thursday, Pascal Obi, the principal secretary to the governor, announced that the [...]

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    4 years on, proposed Okwaraji mini-sports centre still a dream

4 years on, proposed Okwaraji mini-sports centre still a dream

Twenty-five years after Samuel Okwaraji’s demise while playing for Nigeria at the National Stadium in Lagos, his community is asking the government to immortalise him by building a sports centre in his name.The traditional ruler of Owerre-Umudioka in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, Eze Edmund Chukwuemeka Nwosu the Okadike 1, told TheCable during a courtesy call on him.“When [...]

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    ‘The word death strikes me hollow’ and more Sam Okwaraji’s quotes

‘The word death strikes me hollow’ and more Sam Okwaraji’s quotes

It’s the end of Sam Okwaraji’s week at TheCable and in continuation of our stories on the soccer maestro who slumped and died at the National Stadium in Lagos while serving the country, we bring you more quotes from and on the fallen but not forgotten hero.We are all itching to appear in the World Cup finals; we cannot let [...]

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    Wali: Ebola not enough reason to cancel NBA conference

Wali: Ebola not enough reason to cancel NBA conference

Despite attempts to discourage the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) from holding its annual general conference in order to prevent the spread of Ebola Virus Disease, the NBA has vowed to go ahead with the programme, scheduled for August 24 to August 29 in Owerri, capital of Imo state.Professor Chidi Odinkalu, chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), one of the speakers [...]

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    Odinkalu: My close shave with Ebola

Odinkalu: My close shave with Ebola

The chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, has revealed that he was treated as an outpatient by one of the doctors who attended to Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought the deadly virus to Nigeria.Odinkalu was thereafter placed under observation for 21 days and subsequently declared free of the disease.Because of this experience, the lawyer has asked the [...]

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    Is Boko Haram heading for southern Nigeria?

Is Boko Haram heading for southern Nigeria?

Two days after Borno State governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, warned Nigerians not to think Boko Haram would be limited to the north, two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were found at Winners Chapel, Owerri, Imo State.In a speech at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, last week, Shettima had said: "If Boko Haram succeeds in overrunning the north-east as they seek, [...]

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    486 ‘Boko Haram suspects’ arrested in Abia

486 ‘Boko Haram suspects’ arrested in Abia

On a day the police said they had foiled a plot to bomb a church in Owerri, Imo State, hundreds of suspected militants (pictured) were arrested in Abia State, also in south-eastern Nigeria.They were arrested on Sunday along the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway by soldiers attached to the 144 battalion of the Nigerian Army, Asa, Ukwa West LGA, Abia State.The suspects, [...]

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