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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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    Court orders arrest of three Imo commissioners

Court orders arrest of three Imo commissioners

A federal high court sitting in Owerri, Imo state, has ordered the arrest of three commissioners in the state for contempt of court.The affected officials are Josephine Udoji, commissioner for works and transport; Lawrence Eburuoh, commissioner for lands, survey, and urban planning; and Chibuzor Iwuagwu, permanent secretary, ministry of works.Others are C. E. Egbuka, director of works, ministry of works; [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Who is Vampire, the kidnap kingpin who unleashed terror on south-east residents?

CLOSE-UP: Who is Vampire, the kidnap kingpin who unleashed terror on south-east residents?

On Thursday, Henry Chibueze better known as ‘Vampire’ met his waterloo in a forest at Omu Awa in Ikwerre local government area of Rivers state. According to Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the Nigeria police force, Chibueze was gunned down during a battle with security operatives.His death will be seen as a relief to his victims and many who could have [...]

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    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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