Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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    ‘We won’t tolerate your assault on our leaders’ — APC warns Okorocha

‘We won’t tolerate your assault on our leaders’ — APC warns Okorocha

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will not tolerate the "constant assault" of Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo, on the party.On different occasions, the governor has made uncomplimentary remarks about John Oyegun, national chairman of the party, over the internal crisis in the state chapter of APC.Shortly after Oyegun inaugurated Hillary Eke as chairman of the APC in Imo, [...]

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    Another children’s amusement park bridge collapses in Imo

Another children’s amusement park bridge collapses in Imo

A bridge inside the children’s amusement park at the Ikemba Ojukwu Centre in Owerri, Imo state capital, has reportedly collapsed.The bridge caved in on Tuesday evening after a heavy downpour, NAN reports.It was built by the administration of Rochas Okorocha, the state governor, and serves as a tourism site.There were no casualties from the incident.Ogechi Ololo, the state commissioner for happiness and [...]

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    Saraki vs Lai, Shittu vs Ajimobi… parallel APC congresses hold nationwide

Saraki vs Lai, Shittu vs Ajimobi… parallel APC congresses hold nationwide

The state congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was marred by irregularities on Saturday.From violence to factional disputes, the exercise plunged the ruling party into a deeper crisis.Various factions staged their own congresses in Lagos, Delta, Kogi, Kwara, Ondo and Oyo.Imo congress held despite court order against itIn Imo state, the congress took place at an undisclosed venue, despite a [...]

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    Okorocha: Imo ward congress disrupted because I kicked against extension of Oyegun’s tenure

Okorocha: Imo ward congress disrupted because I kicked against extension of Oyegun’s tenure

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the ward congress in the state was disrupted because he kicked against the tenure extension of John Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).On Saturday, suspected thugs attacked the party’s secretariat in Imo and made away with some materials meant for the ward congress.In a statement on Wednesday, Sam Onwuemeodo, media aide [...]

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    Okorocha imposes N3,000 ‘development levy’ on all adults in Imo

Okorocha imposes N3,000 ‘development levy’ on all adults in Imo

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has ordered all “leviable adults” in the state to pay N3,000 each as "development levy".According to a statement by Louis Duru, the state commissioner for community government, culture and traditional affairs, the money is to be used for  “autonomous community adult development”.Duru said the state had registered at least 2,000 leviable adults in each of [...]

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    Imo deputy gov: No man born of a woman can stop me from becoming governor

Imo deputy gov: No man born of a woman can stop me from becoming governor

Eze Madumere, deputy governor of Imo state, says nobody can stop him from achieving his ambition of becoming the next governor of the state.Rochas Okorocha, the state governor, has endorsed Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law, as his successor.This has created a friction in the cabinet, with reports making the rounds that there is a plot to remove Madumere for standing in the way [...]

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    Okorocha: God in support of my son-in-law’s governorship ambition 

Okorocha: God in support of my son-in-law’s governorship ambition 

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says "God is in support" of the governorship ambition of Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law. The governor has endorsed Nwosu, who is his current chief of staff, as his successor.In a statement on Sunday, Okorocha said 24 out of the 37 local government areas in the state have also backed Nwosu on his governorship ambition.Okorocha described him [...]

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    Okorocha: I won’t demolish Zuma’s statue… he resigned honourably

Okorocha: I won’t demolish Zuma’s statue… he resigned honourably

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says he is not going to pull down the statue of Jacob Zuma, former South African president, which was erected last year.Okorocha said this on Friday in reaction to recent calls for the statue to be pulled down.In October 2017, the Imo government erected a statue of the former South African president in Owerri, the [...]

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    Okorocha’s ‘amnesty’ to wanted persons splits lawmakers

Okorocha’s ‘amnesty’ to wanted persons splits lawmakers

Members of the house of representatives were divided on Tuesday over the amnesty reportedly granted by Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, to some criminal suspects declared wanted by the Rivers state government.Last week, Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, had said: "That amnesty offered by Governor Okorocha cannot cover Rivers state. These criminals are still wanted for their crimes against [...]

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    Okorocha: My son-in-law has what it takes to succeed me

Okorocha: My son-in-law has what it takes to succeed me

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has vowed to back Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law, if he shows interest in the 2019 governorship election.Speaking on Monday when he received leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Owerri municipal council, Okorocha said Nwosu, who is married to his first daughter, has all it takes to be a good governor.“Uche Nwosu is hardworking, and [...]

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    ‘Imo has been turned into a terror zone’ — anti-Okorocha protesters recount police ‘torture’

‘Imo has been turned into a terror zone’ — anti-Okorocha protesters recount police ‘torture’

Members of the Imo Peoples Action for Democracy (IPAD) have recounted how they were allegedly attacked and beaten up by police officers in the state during their protest against Rochas Okorocha, the governor.The group had embarked on a protest tagged ‘Occupy Imo’ to express reservation with some of the policies of the current administration.Shortly after the protest in Owerri, the [...]

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    EXTRA: Okorocha renames happiness ministry, blames ‘printer’s devil’

EXTRA: Okorocha renames happiness ministry, blames ‘printer’s devil’

The Imo state government says there was a misrepresentation in name of the new ministry of happiness.Rochas Okorocha, the state governor, had on Tuesday appointed Ogechi Ololo, his sister, as commissioner of the ministry.Just like the statues he erected in the state, the development was met with criticism from Nigerians.But in a statement by Sam Onwuemeodo, his chief press secretary, Okorocha [...]

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    Okorocha says 34 governors have endorsed Buhari for 2019

Okorocha says 34 governors have endorsed Buhari for 2019

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says all but two governors in the country are in support of a second term for President Muhammadu Buhari.Okorocha said this while addressing leaders of the ‘Democratic Youths Congress for Buhari 2019', who visited him at the government house, Owerri on Tuesday.He urged every Nigerian to support Buhari for a second term, saying there is [...]

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    Okorocha: I erect statues because history is dying in Africa

Okorocha: I erect statues because history is dying in Africa

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says he erects statues of African leaders to preserve history which is “dying in Africa”.Okorocha said this in Owerri, Imo capital, shortly after unveiling the statue of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, on Friday.He described the first female president in Africa as a pride to the continent“I erect statue to immortalise people so that children [...]

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    Okorocha finalises plans to unveil statue of Liberia’s president — despite outrage over Zuma

Okorocha finalises plans to unveil statue of Liberia’s president — despite outrage over Zuma

Three weeks after he faced criticisms over a statue he erected in honour of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, is set to unveil the statue of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia.Like Zuma, Sirleaf is expected to pay a two-day working visit to the south-eastern state.https://twitter.com/GovernorRochas/status/927972083027578880Zuma’s 30-feet statue was said to have cost N520 million. [...]

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    FLASHBACK: How Uduaghan, ex-Delta gov, unveiled a statue of Mandela

FLASHBACK: How Uduaghan, ex-Delta gov, unveiled a statue of Mandela

On Sunday, Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, came under intense criticism over a statue he erected in honour of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.The gigantic statue was unveiled as part of activities marking Zuma's two-day working visit to Imo.What really is the angst of Nigerians? Many wondered why the governor, who is said to be owing salaries, would spend [...]

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