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    Amosun, Dankwambo, Okorocha — all the governors eyeing seats in 9th senate

Amosun, Dankwambo, Okorocha — all the governors eyeing seats in 9th senate

For Nigerian governors who have spent two terms in office, it's becoming fashionable to find a soothing nest in the senate. Since the constitution doesn't allow third term, the red chamber is for them the right place to wield influence and maintain political relevance. The senate is already seen as a retirement home for a litany of former governors, their ranks [...]

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    Okorocha to Ndigbo: We may not get presidency till 2035 if we don’t vote for Buhari

Okorocha to Ndigbo: We may not get presidency till 2035 if we don’t vote for Buhari

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says Igbos may not get a chance at presidency if they fail to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday. The governor spoke at zonal rallies in Okigwe area of the state and Owerri, the state capital.Okorocha expressed regret that "some Igbo politicians are campaigning to deceive the Igbo again as they did in 2015".He [...]

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    Okorocha: Oshiomhole, Amaechi planning to stop me by all means

Okorocha: Oshiomhole, Amaechi planning to stop me by all means

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, are trying to stop his political progress by all means.Addressing some of his supporters on Tuesday, he said their calculation is that he would be a strong force to contend with in 2023, hence, the plan to stop him.He [...]

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    Vote who you want, says Buhari in Imo as Okorocha, Oshiomhole back different candidates

Vote who you want, says Buhari in Imo as Okorocha, Oshiomhole back different candidates

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state to work together and ensure a peaceful election.He also asked the electorate to vote for who they want, amid the lingering crisis over the party's governorship race in the state.Buhari spoke at the APC presidential rally which held in Owerri, Imo state capital, on Tuesday.He [...]

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    Imo APC faction suspends Okorocha

Imo APC faction suspends Okorocha

A faction of the Imo All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended Rochas Okorocha from the party over alleged anti-party activities.Marcellinus Nlemigbo, caretaker committee chairman of the Imo APC faction, said the state governor had vowed to undermine the party and its electoral interest.The Matthew Omegara-led disciplinary committee set up to look into allegations of anti-party activities against Okorocha by one [...]

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    Okorocha: Nigerians will decide who failed as governor between Oshiomhole and I

Okorocha: Nigerians will decide who failed as governor between Oshiomhole and I

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is a noise maker.Okorocha challenged the APC chairman to publish his achievements for the duration he was governor of Edo state.He said it is only then that Nigerians would be able to judge who failed as governor between both of them.Speaking through his chief [...]

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    ‘Failure in Imo synonymous with failure in Abuja’ — Fayose hits APC over primaries fallout

‘Failure in Imo synonymous with failure in Abuja’ — Fayose hits APC over primaries fallout

Ayodele Fayose, ex-governor of Ekiti, has taken a swipe at the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the rift between Adams Oshiomhole, the party's chairman, and Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor.The former governor made the comment in reaction to the recent criticism of Okorocha by the APC chairman.Oshiomhole on Friday accused the governor of frustrating Hope Uzodinma, the party's anointed governorship [...]

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    Candidates of Amosun, Okorocha are fake, says Oshiomhole

Candidates of Amosun, Okorocha are fake, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says candidates of other parties who placing President Muhammadu Buhari's pictures beside theirs are fake.Adekunle Akinlade, preferred candidate of Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, and Uche Nwosu, the choice of Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, are campaigning with Buhari's picture despite pulling out of the APC after losing [...]

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    Hameed Ali: The nightmare of border syndicate

Hameed Ali: The nightmare of border syndicate

BY DAN ONWEThe Comptroller-General (CG) Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) is a public figure, whose name does not reverberate like his peers in such sensitive leadership positions. Ordinarily, a Customs CG is a powerful personality. His office is strategic to government because of its revenue generation strength and protection of Nigerians from prohibited goods.But not much [...]

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    ‘Nigeria must be declared a nation at war’ — Okorocha speaks on killing of soldiers

‘Nigeria must be declared a nation at war’ — Okorocha speaks on killing of soldiers

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says Nigeria should be declared as a nation at war over the recent killings of soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno.Daily Trust quoted the governor to have said this when officers from the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Jaji, Kaduna, paid him a courtesy visit at the government house, Owerri, Imo state [...]

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    TRENDING: ‘Mad man’ says Rochas  must go to prison (video)

TRENDING: ‘Mad man’ says Rochas must go to prison (video)

A man believed to be mentally unstable has accused Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, of poor leadership, saying the governor must go to prison.In a video trending online, the man described Okorocha as a hypocrite. He lamented over the state of some roads in Imo and alleged that the governor did nothing in eight years."I am not against Rochas, [...]

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    PDP: FG behind invasion of Akwa Ibom assembly

PDP: FG behind invasion of Akwa Ibom assembly

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the federal government of plotting to take over Akwa Ibom state ahead of 2019 elections.Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the opposition party, said this at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday.He alleged that the federal government orchestrated the violence at the state assembly on Tuesday.Ologbondiyan called on Nigerians to speak against the alleged [...]

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    ‘Don’t play bad politics’ — Okorocha warns Ndigbo over Atiku’s endorsement

‘Don’t play bad politics’ — Okorocha warns Ndigbo over Atiku’s endorsement

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has asked Igbo leaders to toe the path of wisdom before adopting a candidate for the 2019 presidential election.In a statement on Thursday, the governor advised the leaders to put aside the bad politics they played in the past which has kept the zone in political wilderness.Okorocha said this 24 hours after Atiku Abubakar, [...]

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    ‘I’m too godly to think evil against anyone’ — Okorocha speaks on Uzodinma’s arrest

‘I’m too godly to think evil against anyone’ — Okorocha speaks on Uzodinma’s arrest

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has denied being behind the arrest of Hope Uzodimma, saying he is too godly to think evil against anyone.Uzodimma was arrested on Sunday in Abuja because of the alleged failure of his company to execute a $12 million contract awarded to him by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).He was later released on health ground.In a statement [...]

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Uzodinma, Imo APC guber candidate, arrested in Abuja

Hope Uzodinma, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state, has been arrested.He was arrested him at Nnamdi Azikiwe airport in Abuja on Sunday.Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman of the special presidential investigation panel for recovery of public property panel, confirmed this to The Cable on Monday.He said Uzodinma was arrested over a breach of contract. Obono-Obla said a [...]

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    Gulak: I was offered $2 million to manipulate Imo guber primary

Gulak: I was offered $2 million to manipulate Imo guber primary

Ahmed Gulak says he was offered bribe to manipulate the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Imo.The APC chieftain was the chairman of the panel that oversaw the exercise.Gulak, a former adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says an unnamed person offered him $2 million and a private jet flight to Imo state before the primary began.In an interview with Vanguard, [...]

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