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    Okorocha: Imo set up seven probe panels to blackmail me and my family

Okorocha: Imo set up seven probe panels to blackmail me and my family

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo, says there are at least seven panels set up by the state government to probe his tenure. The senator, who made the allegation in a statement by Sam Onwuemeodo, his spokesman, said the Uzodinma administration is seeking to blackmail him and his family. He also alleged that a panel of the state government is disobeying an [...]

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    Court rejects Okorocha’s request to stop EFCC probe

Court rejects Okorocha’s request to stop EFCC probe

A federal high court in Abuja has refused an application brought by Rochas Okorocha, ex-governor of Imo state, seeking to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from investigating him on alleged financial violations. The Imo state government had set up a panel to review all financial transactions of the state during the eight-year administration of Okorocha, now a senator. On [...]

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    EFCC: We’ve returned to Imo N2.7bn recovered from Okorocha

EFCC: We’ve returned to Imo N2.7bn recovered from Okorocha

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has returned N2.7 billion recovered from Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo, to the state government. [...]

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    Okorocha, Uzodinma at house plenary as two Imo reps defect to APC

Okorocha, Uzodinma at house plenary as two Imo reps defect to APC

Kingsley Chima and Paschal Obi, both members of the house of representatives from Imo state, have defected from the Action Alliance (AA) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Chima, who represents Ohaji/Egbema/Oguta/Oru west federal constituency, and Obi of Ideato north/south federal constituency announced their decision at the house plenary session on Thursday. In attendance at the session were Hope Uzodinma, governor of [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Imo panel uncovers N112.8bn ‘stolen by banks’ under Okorocha

EXCLUSIVE: Imo panel uncovers N112.8bn ‘stolen by banks’ under Okorocha

A committee set up to investigate the finances of the Imo state government under the Rochas Okorocha administration says it has uncovered N112.8 billion "dubious debts" owed the state by nine commercial banks. It said the monies owed by the banks were claims from various infractions, including unexplained debits as well as penalties arising from such, in their dealings with the [...]

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    Revenue from lottery can boost FG’s earnings, says Kashamu

Revenue from lottery can boost FG’s earnings, says Kashamu

Buruji Kashamu, a former senator, says tax revenue from lotto industry can take Nigeria out of its economic woes if properly harnessed. Kashamu, who represented Ogun east senatorial district in the eighth senate, said this during an interview with journalists in Lagos at the weekend. According to him, the failure of lotto industry operators to be faithful in the payment of taxes [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘I don catch you na’ — Uzodinma exchanges banter with Okorocha

VIDEO: ‘I don catch you na’ — Uzodinma exchanges banter with Okorocha

In politics, there are no permanent friends or enemies but permanent interests. This saying could not have been more true with the encounter between Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo state, and Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west. A few months ago, both men were considered sworn enemies. The duo hardly missed any opportunity to hit each other as their supporters fought harder [...]

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    Okorocha’s son-in-law returns to APC after supreme court loss

Okorocha’s son-in-law returns to APC after supreme court loss

Uche Nwosu, governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) during the 2019 general election in Imo state, has returned to the the All Progressive Congress (APC). Nwosu, son-in-law to Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo, had defected from the APC to AA when he could not secure the ruling party's ticket. Earlier in the month, the supreme court had ruled that Nwosu [...]

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    Duncan Mighty: How I was beaten, fleeced of $22,000 in police custody

Duncan Mighty: How I was beaten, fleeced of $22,000 in police custody

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    APC lifts suspension on Akeredolu, Amosun, Okorocha

APC lifts suspension on Akeredolu, Amosun, Okorocha

The national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lifted the suspension on Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo governor, Ibikunle Amosun, senator representing Ogun central, and Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west. Also, the suspension on Osita Okechukwu, director-general of Voice of Nigeria (VON); and Usani Uguru Usani, a former minister; were lifted. In a statement on Monday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC [...]

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    Okorocha: APC might be no more by the time Buhari’s tenure is over

Okorocha: APC might be no more by the time Buhari’s tenure is over

Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west, says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), may cease to exist at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure. He said unless steps were taken to reposition the leadership of the party, it would lose power in 2023. The former governor of Imo state said the internal crisis within the APC has made it lose focus. He [...]

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    Your money has put my life under threat, Duncan Mighty tells Okorocha

Your money has put my life under threat, Duncan Mighty tells Okorocha

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    Okorocha: Nigeria does not need 109 senators and 360 reps

Okorocha: Nigeria does not need 109 senators and 360 reps

Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west, says Nigeria does not need 109 senators and 360 members of the house of representatives. Speaking at plenary on Thursday, Okorocha said the number of lawmakers from each state should be reduced to cut the cost of governance. He said the number of senators from each state should be reduced from three to one while each [...]

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    Okorocha: Nigeria must be careful with foreign aid — it’s neo-colonialism

Okorocha: Nigeria must be careful with foreign aid — it’s neo-colonialism

Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west, says Nigeria should be wary of receiving aid from foreign countries because it is a form of neo-colonialism. Okorocha said this on Wednesday while contributing to a debate on a motion sponsored by Ibrahim Oloriegbe, senator representing Kwara central. The motion was on "the need to make development aid work for Nigerians". The lawmaker said Nigeria has [...]

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    Don’t sell property — court tells Okorocha after lifting forfeiture order

Don’t sell property — court tells Okorocha after lifting forfeiture order

A federal high court in Rivers state has ordered Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo, not to sell the properties under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). J.K, Omotosho, the judge, gave the ruling on Friday. The EFCC had obtained a court order for the interim forfeiture of some assets traced to Okorocha. In a statement on Saturday, Wilson Uwujaren, [...]

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    Okorocha: I was called ‘Okoro Hausa’ because of APC

Okorocha: I was called ‘Okoro Hausa’ because of APC

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo State, says he was called 'Okoro Hausa', a derogatory tag,  for being a member of the All Progressives Party (APC). Speaking with journalists on Tuesday, Okorocha said he got an “evil reward” from the APC for his commitment to the cause of the party, especially in the south-east. He said his faith in the ruling party [...]

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