Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tag "Imo"

    Onyechere, spokesman of former Abia gov, assassinated in Imo

Onyechere, spokesman of former Abia gov, assassinated in Imo

Unknown gunmen on Sunday night shot dead Ben Onyechere, former media adviser to Theodore Orji, the immediate past governor of Abia state.A source told NAN that the deceased was kidnapped around 8pm, in Ikenegbu axis of Owerri, Imo state capital, where he had gone for shopping.“The gunmen numbering five trailed Onyechere to a popular super market in Ikenegbu and forced [...]

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    Gunmen break into Imo court, set kidnap suspect free

Gunmen break into Imo court, set kidnap suspect free

Unknown gunmen invaded the premises of a high court in Owerri, Imo state capital, on Friday, setting free a kidnap suspect identified as Henry Chibueze.Officials had reportedly brought the suspect also known as Vampire to court alongside some other inmates.No sooner than they arrived in the court did the gunmen, numbering six, storm the place, engaging security operatives in a [...]

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    There is no future outside APC, Okorocha tells Igbo politicians

There is no future outside APC, Okorocha tells Igbo politicians

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the political future of the Igbo race can only be guaranteed in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Okorocha, chairman of APC governors forum, said the south-east could not afford to be in opposition party, and urged all Igbo living outside the zone to join the APC.He said this in a statement by Sam [...]

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    I have fulfilled 90 percent of my campaign promises, says Okorocha

I have fulfilled 90 percent of my campaign promises, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, say he has fulfilled about 90 percent of the campaign promises made to the people of the state.Okorocha made the disclosure when he received the management of the Sun Publishing Company led by Eric Osagie, its managing director/editor-in-chief, at his Spitbat Owerri residence on Tuesday.He rated his administration high in the areas of health, [...]

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    Okorocha asks pensioners to forfeit majority of their dues and sign that they’ve collected all

Okorocha asks pensioners to forfeit majority of their dues and sign that they’ve collected all

Rochas Okorocha, governor of the state, wants pensioners in the state to sign off years of entitlements in order to get a meagre sum that is way below half of what is due to them.A document from the state government to the pensioners, seen by TheCable, seeks to compel the retirees to accept the plan of the state to pay them only 40 percent of pension [...]

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    YOU MUST FARM: Imo govt allocates lands to corps members

YOU MUST FARM: Imo govt allocates lands to corps members

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has directed caretaker committee chairmen in the 27 local government areas to allocate land to 1,545 corps members deployed to the state to enhance agricultural production.Okorocha gave the directive at the opening of orientation for the 2016 Batch ‘B’ corps members posted to the state.He said this was in line with the state’s determination [...]

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    Police ‘foil’ bank robbery in Imo

Police ‘foil’ bank robbery in Imo

The Imo state command of the Nigeria police force says it has foiled an attempt by a robbery gang to attack a commercial bank on Douglas road, Owerri.Francis Bisong, an area commander, told NAN that the planned attack was nipped in the bud, following the immediate deployment of crack detectives to the scene.Bisong said the robbers fled on sighting the [...]

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    Reps want Imo included in meetings of oil-producing states

Reps want Imo included in meetings of oil-producing states

The house of representatives on Thursday urged the federal government to include oil-producing communities in Imo in the Niger Delta stakeholders meeting.This followed the adoption of a motion under matters of urgent public importance moved by Goodluck Opiah (PDP-Imo).The federal government recently had a stakeholders meeting with Niger Delta leaders.The meeting was aimed at finding lasting solution to the problems [...]

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    We prevented Imo killings from spreading, say police

We prevented Imo killings from spreading, say police

The Imo state police command on Saturday said but for its intervention, the inter-ethnic clash which broke out at Akokwa community in Ideato local government area of the state, would have escalated.Andrew Enwerem, police public relations officer (PPRO), said the command became aware of the incident not too long after it happened, and that the commissioner of police deployed anti-riot [...]

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    Okorocha scraps annual leave in Imo

Okorocha scraps annual leave in Imo

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has scrapped all kinds of leave in the state, following the introduction of the ‘back to land for agriculture’ programme that forces public servants to work for only three days a week.Okorocha says public servants in the state will now work on Mondays to Wednesdays and farm on Thursday and Fridays.Vitalis Ajumbe, Okorocha's commissioner for [...]

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    Imo civil servants will now work for 3 days, and spend 2 days in farm

Imo civil servants will now work for 3 days, and spend 2 days in farm

The Rochas Okorocha-led administration has introduced a policy tagged: ‘Back TO Land for Agriculture’ in Imo state.Explaining the new policy to traditional rulers, who paid him a courtesy visit at the government house, Owerri, Okorocha said henceforth, workers will be at their duty posts between Monday and Wednesday, and spend Thursday and Friday in their farmlands.He said due to the [...]

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    NSE launches job portal ahead of ‘transparent’ recruitment

NSE launches job portal ahead of ‘transparent’ recruitment

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has launched an online job portal for recruitment across the country, with a promise to be transparent in its recruitment process.The exchange said the portal was meant “to attract top talent and optimize its recruitment process”, while enhancing its recruitment capability, increasing turnaround time and providing a consumer-friendly candidate experience.NSE, as an employer, said the recruitment [...]

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    EXTRA: Okorocha abandons convoy, rides bicycle on streets of Owerri

EXTRA: Okorocha abandons convoy, rides bicycle on streets of Owerri

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, left the comfort of his vehicle and rode on a bicycle to work on Thursday morning.Dressed in an orange short and blue shirt, with his muffler at its usual position, the governor appeared to be having the time of his life.Another rider was seen on his right side, while his convoy trailed him from [...]

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    Tax evasion: FIRS seals 3 eateries in Owerri

Tax evasion: FIRS seals 3 eateries in Owerri

The enforcement team of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has sealed offices of three tax-defaulting business outlets in Imo.The sealed outfits are eateries - City Chef Restaurant, De Mange Eatery House and Comet Hotels and Conference, all located within the Owerri municipality.Chinzo Ude, the team leader of the enforcement unit, disclosed this to reporters in Owerri on Tuesday.He said [...]

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    5 Biafra protesters killed, ‘358’ arrested across 4 states

5 Biafra protesters killed, ‘358’ arrested across 4 states

Five members of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) were killed on Monday, just as the police arrested over 358 members of the group across four states in the south-east.Charles Muka, police spokesman in Delta, said the protesters were killed during violent confrontation with security personnel.Muka said some persons were arrested over the violence, adding [...]

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    Police foil suicide on Imo campus

Police foil suicide on Imo campus

The police in Imo on Tuesday rescued a female staff of the Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, from committing suicide.A witness told NAN that the woman who is in her early 40s, climbed a water tank stanchion, about the height of a three-storey building, from where she threatened to jump down.The witness said the woman was shouting at [...]

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