Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "Imo"

    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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    Herdsmen obstruct Okorocha in Owerri

Herdsmen obstruct Okorocha in Owerri

Suspected herdsmen disrupted the schedule of Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, for about 30 minutes on Saturday, according to THISDAY.The incident was said to have occurred between 4 and 4:30pm while the governor was on tour of some projects in Amakohia, Orlu Road in Owerri, the state capital.The governor’s security detail reportedly moved in before normalcy was restored.Herdsmen have [...]

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    Gunmen kill 2 policemen at NDDC office in Imo

Gunmen kill 2 policemen at NDDC office in Imo

Armed men suspected to be robbers on Tuesday shot and killed two policemen at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) office in Umuagwo, Ohaji/Egbema local government area of Imo state.The policemen – an inspector and a corporal – were attacked while on duty.A witness told NAN that the police officers were over powered by the armed men and shot after [...]

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    Ghanaian actor escapes robbery attack in Nigeria

Ghanaian actor escapes robbery attack in Nigeria

John Dumelo, the award-winning Ghanaian actor, who has featured in different Nigerian movies, escaped an attack from armed robbers in Owerri Imo state capital, on Friday.Narrating the experience on his Instagram page, the actor said the escape came like a miracle.“Yesterday we were attacked by armed robbers on our way back to the hotel from filming in Nigeria,” he wrote.“The [...]

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    Gunmen abduct Channels TV reporter, demand N15m ransom

Gunmen abduct Channels TV reporter, demand N15m ransom

Gunmen abducted Temitope Kuteyi, a correspondent of Channels Television, in Owerri, Imo state capital on Monday, and demanded N15million ransom for his release.He was abducted in his house located along Umuguma Specialist Hospital, Owerri, in the early hours of Monday, and his whereabouts has been unknown.One Thomas, who witnessed the incident, said the bandits numbering about eight, scaled through the fence [...]

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    Policeman killed as trailer collides with patrol van in Imo

Policeman killed as trailer collides with patrol van in Imo

A road accident involving a trailer and a police patrol Hilux truck at Naze along Owerri/Aba Road in Imo state, led to the death of a policeman and injuries of five others, including three officers.The deceased was attached to the Safe Highways Patrol team of the Imo police command headquarters in Owerri.The trailer driver and his conductor were also said [...]

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    Africa’s ‘tallest statue of Jesus’ is in Abajah, Imo state

Africa’s ‘tallest statue of Jesus’ is in Abajah, Imo state

Jesus de Greatest, a statue whose height is 28 feet, will be unveiled at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in the Abajah local government area of Imo state, on January 1, 2016.Obinna Onuoha, founder of Premier Petroleum Limited, funded and offered the statue to the church.According to a statement signed by Smatt Ozomena, Onuoha announced his intention to execute the project on [...]

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    Dogara: APC leaders aren’t after personal interest

Dogara: APC leaders aren’t after personal interest

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are committed to delivering the party’s campaign promises.Dogara, who expressed concern over complaints on the pace of the current administration, asked Nigerians to exercise patience.He was speaking on Saturday at a thanksgiving church service held in honour of Austine Chukwukere, an APC lawmaker representing [...]

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    Supreme Court upholds Okorocha’s election

Supreme Court upholds Okorocha’s election

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the election of Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, dismissing the appeal filed by Emeka Ihedioha.Ihedioha was candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the April 11 election.He had challenged Okorocha’s victory at the tribunal but lost and approached the appeal court, where he still failed in the bid to unseat Okorocha.In its [...]

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    NBC introduces conservation clubs in secondary schools

NBC introduces conservation clubs in secondary schools

The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), a member of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, has introduced water conservation clubs in some secondary schools in Imo state.NBC also provided opportunity for 200 students from 10 secondary schools in the state to go on a guided tour of its Waste Water Treatment plants.Uzo Odenigbo, the company’s head public affairs and communications, said the [...]

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    Tribunal dismisses Ihedioha’s petition against Okorocha

Tribunal dismisses Ihedioha’s petition against Okorocha

The governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Owerri on Wednesday struck out the petition of Emeka Ihedioha, PDP governorship candidate of Imo state in the April 11 election.The ribunal dismissed the case on grounds that it was filed out of time.Ihedioha is challenging the victory of Rochas Okorocha, governor of the state, in the April 11 election.After consideration of the [...]

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    Court grants Ohakim bail

Court grants Ohakim bail

Adeniyi Ademola, a judge of the federal high court in Abuja, has granted bail to Ikedi Ohakim, former governor of Imo state, in the three count charge of money laundering against him.Ademola had earlier ordered Ohakim to be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) till Thursday when the application for his bail would be [...]

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    Ohakim: Politicians exploiting my trial

Ohakim: Politicians exploiting my trial

Ikedi Ohakim, a former governor of Imo state, has described the media reports about his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as “unnecessary drama”.The commission arrested him on June 18 and he was bailed after being detained for several hours.But in a statement issued on Saturday, Ohakim alleged that some unnamed individuals who were out to smear [...]

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    INEC declares Okorocha winner in Imo state

INEC declares Okorocha winner in Imo state

Rochas Okorocha, incumbent governor of Imo state, has been declared winner of the Imo state governorship election after Saturday's supplementary effort.Okorocha, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 416,996 votes ahead of Emeka Ihedioha, current deputy speaker of the house of the federal representatives, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Ihedioha had 320,705 votes.As at the time [...]

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    Imo commends Orji for reinstating non-indigenes

Imo commends Orji for reinstating non-indigenes

Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has commended his Abia counterpart for reinstating sacked Imo indigenes working in Abia.The commendation is contained in a statement signed by the senior special assistant to Okorocha, Mr Sam Onwuemedo, on Thursday in Owerri."The government of Imo State has received with delight the report that the Governor of Abia State, Chief Theodore Orji, has [...]

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    Imo Govt. to revive industries

Imo Govt. to revive industries

The Imo State government has announced plans to revive three moribund industries established thirty-three years ago by Chief Sam Mbakwe, the first civilian governor of the state.According to Mrs. Ugochi Nnanna-Okoro, the state commissioner for industry and non-formal sector, the industries to be revived are Resin Paint Industry, Aboh Mbaise; Avutu Poultry, Obowo; and Paper Packaging Industry, Owere Ebiri Orlu.In a statement [...]

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