Monday, October 14, 2019

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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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    EFCC: We’ve obtained order to seize Okorocha’s assets

EFCC: We’ve obtained order to seize Okorocha’s assets

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has obtained court order for the interim forfeiture of assets traced to Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, and his wife.Usman Imam, head of the commission's zonal office in Enugu, said this while briefing journalists on the activities of the agency in the last eight months.Imam said the commission also [...]

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    EXTRA: Imo government asks citizens to arrest Okorocha

EXTRA: Imo government asks citizens to arrest Okorocha

The Imo state government has ordered its citizens to arrest of Rochas Okorocha, former governor of the state, over alleged assault on Jasper Ndubuaku, a government official.Uche Onyeaguocha, secretary to the state government (SSG), made the demand after Ndubuaku, chairman of the Recovery of Government Properties, was allegedly assaulted at Okorocha’s residence.Onyeaguocha said the state had also placed Okorocha on [...]

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    Disregard Ihedioha’s petition against me, Okorocha tells IGP

Disregard Ihedioha’s petition against me, Okorocha tells IGP

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, has urged Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police, to disregard the petition Emeka Ihedioha, governor of the state, filed against him.Okorocha, in a statement by Sam Onwuemeodo, his media aide, described the petition as “deceitful.”The former governor said Ihedioha had accused him of inciting his supporters to cause trouble in the state.He alleged that [...]

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    Rochas Okorocha: Playing the ostrich on the road to perdition

Rochas Okorocha: Playing the ostrich on the road to perdition

BY UCHE IGWEI wrote an article two days ago about the unfolding situation in Imo state especially as it relates to the allegations of corruption around the former governor Mr. Rochas Okorocha. It was quite short and did not capture the events in any details. As a columnist, I try to raise important issues for policy attention and move on [...]

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    Okorocha: Ihedioha has set up more than 14 probe panels… why can’t he emulate Makinde?

Okorocha: Ihedioha has set up more than 14 probe panels… why can’t he emulate Makinde?

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo, has advised Emeka Ihedioha, his successor, to emulate Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, who is "sustaining the good policies" of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Speaking through Sam Onwuemeodo, his media aide, Okorocha said despite being a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Makinde vowed to continue with the good policies of Abiola Ajimobi, his [...]

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    Ihedioha: We’re probing Okorocha to make Imo better

Ihedioha: We’re probing Okorocha to make Imo better

Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state, says probing the administration of Rochas Okorocha, former governor of the state, should be seen as an act to make Imo better.Ihedioha spoke to journalists in Yola, Adamawa state capital, after he paid a condolence visit to Ahmadu Fintiri, governor of the state, over the death of his father.The governor urged Nigerians not to [...]

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    Okorocha: Ihedioha wants to destroy APC in Imo to remain in power

Okorocha: Ihedioha wants to destroy APC in Imo to remain in power

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, says Emeka Ihedioha, his successor, wants to destroy the legacies of the All Progressives Congress in the state so as to remain in power.In a statement issued by Sam Onwuemeodo, his media aide, Okorocha said he left N42.5billion in the coffers of the state, but that his successor had not undertaken any road [...]

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    Ihedioha’s aide: We’ve recovered 70 vehicles, properties worth N1bn

Ihedioha’s aide: We’ve recovered 70 vehicles, properties worth N1bn

Jasper Ndubuaku, chairman of the committee on the recovery of stolen movable assets belonging to the Imo state government, says the committee has recovered 70 vehicles and properties worth N1 billion.After his inauguration, Emeka Ihedioha, governor of the state, had set up the committee to recover government assets.Ndubuaku told PUNCH that the committee also recovered two asphalt plants.He said some [...]

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    Ihedioha out to destroy my legacies, says Okorocha

Ihedioha out to destroy my legacies, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, says that Emeka Ihedioha, his successor, was not declared governor by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the purpose of destroying his legacies.He made this known in a statement by Sam Onwuemeodo, his media aide, in Owerri, the state capital, on Thursday.The governor was reacting to the scrapping of one of [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: ‘N700m for hand of God’, ‘N680m for happiness office’… inside Okorocha’s N20bn contracts

EXCLUSIVE: ‘N700m for hand of God’, ‘N680m for happiness office’… inside Okorocha’s N20bn contracts

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, awarded 12 contracts worth N20 billion to Zigreat International Company Limited between November 15, 2013, and November 3, 2017, TheCable can report.Documents obtained by TheCable showed that the contracts were awarded to this company in violation of the public procurement act.TheCable understands that in 2010, the administration of Ikedi Ohakim, a former governor, [...]

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    Okorocha: Aregbesola won’t keep quiet if Buhari makes any mistake

Okorocha: Aregbesola won’t keep quiet if Buhari makes any mistake

Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west, says Rauf Aregbesola, former governor of Osun state, will speak up if President Muhammadu Buhari makes a mistake on any decision.The senator said this during the screening of Aregbesola, a ministerial nominee, on Monday.He said the former governor is known for his use of power for the benefit of the masses."When the great philosopher [...]

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    EXTRA: Fashola having grey hair because he handled three ministries, says Okorocha

EXTRA: Fashola having grey hair because he handled three ministries, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west, says Babatunde Fashola started having grey hairs when he began to handle three large ministries.Fashola, the immediate past minister of power, works and housing, was among the returning ministers nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari for his second tenure.Speaking on Monday during the screening of ministerial nominees at the senate, Okorocha said the three ministries [...]

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