Monday, September 10, 2018

Tag "Imo"

    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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    Outrage over Zuma’s statue erected by Okorocha

Outrage over Zuma’s statue erected by Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, is currently trending on social media over a statue erected in honour of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.Zuma is on a two-day working visit to Imo.He has been conferred with chieftaincy title - Ochiagha di oha mma of Igbo land - and also given the Imo Merit Award - the highest honour in [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘One LGA, one cake’ — Imo women baptise Okorocha with 27 birthday cakes

EXTRA: ‘One LGA, one cake’ — Imo women baptise Okorocha with 27 birthday cakes

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, is probably feeling like the only governor in Nigeria.For one, not all governors get to enjoy so much “show of love” from citizens during their birthdays.And even for those who do, it is only a few of them who would get an all-round kind of treat from all the local government areas in their states.Okorocha [...]

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    Okorocha to name road after boy who died during market demolition

Okorocha to name road after boy who died during market demolition

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo, says a road will be named after Somtochukwu Ibeanusi, a 10-year-old boy who died during Eke Ukwu market demolition.On August 26, the state government commenced the demolition of the market which led to a clash between security agents and traders.In a statement issued on Thursday, Sam Onwuemeodo, chief press secretary of the governor, quoted Okorocha [...]

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    Police officer among six arrested over death of Catholic priest

Police officer among six arrested over death of Catholic priest

The Imo state police command has arrested a police officer who allegedly masterminded the abduction and murder of Cyriacus Onunkwo, a Catholic priest.Chris Ezike, commissioner of police in the state, said five other suspects had also been arrested in connection with the crime.He disclosed this in Owerri, the state capital, while presenting the suspects to reporters on Thursday.He said following [...]

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    Human rights activists to converge on Imo over killings, market demolition

Human rights activists to converge on Imo over killings, market demolition

Some human rights activists will gather in Imo state on September 9 to protest the killings that occurred during the demolition of a popular market in the state.Last week, three people were killed when security operatives tried to restore order after some traders protested the demolition of the market.In a statement on Monday, the activists rejected the decision of the Imo [...]

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    Catholic priest murdered 24 hours after kidnap

Catholic priest murdered 24 hours after kidnap

Cyriacus Onunkwo, a Catholic priest in Imo state, has been murdered by unknown gunmen.Chris Ezike, the state commissioner of police, Cconfirmed the development Channels TV on Sunday.Onunkwo was said to have been abducted from his vehicle in Orlu, a town in the state on Friday morning.Following a manhunt, a body was discovered in the bush in Omuma village in Orlu [...]

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    Cabinet reshuffle long overdue, says Okorocha

Cabinet reshuffle long overdue, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says cabinet reshuffle is long overdue.Okorocha said this when he featured on Sunday Politics, a programme on Channels Television.“It is long overdue,” he said in response to a question on cabinet reshuffle.Okorocha, who was among the six governors that received the president at Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport, described the return of Buhari as a good [...]

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    Four killed, six injured as building collpases in Imo

Four killed, six injured as building collpases in Imo

Four persons were killed and six injured on Sunday when a three-storey building collapsed in Owerri, Imo state.The incident occurred at 9 Egbu road, by fire service junction in the state capital.Although state emergency management agency is yet to issue an official statement on the incident, reports have it that a “structural defect” led to the collapse.The landlord, whom the [...]

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    APC has produced the best governors, says Okorocha

APC has produced the best governors, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has produced the best set of governors in the history of Nigeria.Okorocha, who is chairman of the progressive governors’ forum, said this at the opening of a retreat on policy synergy between states and the federal government.He also appealed to Nigerians to exercise patience, saying it is [...]

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    Okorocha bans Imo monarchs from speaking English at official functions

Okorocha bans Imo monarchs from speaking English at official functions

Rochas Okorocha, Imo governor, has banned traditional rulers in the state from speaking in English at official functions and while conducting affairs at their palaces.Okorocha gave the directive while handing over letters of recognition and staffs of office to 19 newly recognised traditional rulers in the state in Owerri on Tuesday.He directed that every monarch must only speak in Igbo [...]

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    Priest kicks over rejection of Ahiara bishop despite Pope’s warning

Priest kicks over rejection of Ahiara bishop despite Pope’s warning

Philip Jamang, a Catholic priest, has described the rejection of Peter Okpalaeke by some members of Ahiara diocese, Mbaise in Imo state, as a “disgrace” to the Catholic church.Jamang, parish priest of Church of Assumption, Chongo Pyel, Jos, told NAN that it was particularly wrong for some priests to support someone else against a bishop appointed by the Pope.“Their action [...]

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    AK47, human skull ‘found in Imo shrine’

AK47, human skull ‘found in Imo shrine’

The Imo state police command has declared Chidera Njoku, a native doctor, wanted after recovering 90 rounds of AK47 Rifle and human skull in his shrine.Chris Ezike, commissioner of police in Imo, made this disclosure while speaking with NAN on Tuesday in Owerri.Ezike said through a calculated community policing and whistle blowing, the police raided the shrine at Ngor Okpala local [...]

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    Children of policemen killed in Zenith Bank robbery get scholarship

Children of policemen killed in Zenith Bank robbery get scholarship

Chris Ezike, Imo state commissioner of police, says management of the bank had undertaken to offer scholarship to the children of the two policemen who died while repelling a robbery attack on a branch of Zenith Bank in the state.Ezike said Otu Attang, who survived the February 22 attack and Chukwudi Iboko and Sunday Agbo, the deceased officers, have been recommended for promotion.Four [...]

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    Shake-up in Imo as Okorocha fires all commissioners

Shake-up in Imo as Okorocha fires all commissioners

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has sacked the state executive council and 27 local government transition committees, with immediate effect.A statement by Pascal Obi, principal secretary to the governor, directed all former members of the executive to hand over to permanent secretaries or the most senior director in their ministries.Obi quoted the governor as appreciating the invaluable contributions of [...]

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    Police rescue abductees tied up in Imo forest

Police rescue abductees tied up in Imo forest

The police command in Imo state on Tuesday rescued three kidnap victims tied up in a forest in Owerri west local government area of the state.The three unidentified individuals were abducted on Saturday.According to NAN, the rescue operation started on Tuesday morning in a place called Avu Forest, near Owerri, the state capital.Seven of the suspected kidnappers were captured in the [...]

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