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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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    EFCC seals houses, hotels ‘traced to Okorocha’

EFCC seals houses, hotels ‘traced to Okorocha’

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have sealed some properties traced to Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, and members of his family.In a statement on Wednesday, Tony Orilade, EFCC's head of media and publicity, said the commission marked the properties traced to the former governor of Imo and his cronies on Tuesday for not honouring [...]

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    EXTRA: Okorocha calls for creation of happiness ministry to tackle suicide

EXTRA: Okorocha calls for creation of happiness ministry to tackle suicide

Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west, says a happiness ministry should be created to tackle suicide and rape cases.Okorocha said this on Tuesday while contributing to a debate on a motion sponsored by Theodore Orji, senator representing Abia central.Orji's motion was on the "rising incidence of suicides amongst Nigerians."Okorocha, an immediate past governor of Imo state, argued that a [...]

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    Okorocha’s appointees ‘looted property worth N50bn’

Okorocha’s appointees ‘looted property worth N50bn’

Officials of the Rochas Okorocha administration in Imo looted the state government’s property worth N50bn, according to a committee investigating the government's assets.The committee on recovery of missing government movable property in Imo state was set up by Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state, shortly after he was sworn in.Jasper Ndubuaku, the committee chairman, said some of the government properties [...]

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    Igbo presidency doesn’t exist, says Okorocha

Igbo presidency doesn’t exist, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west, says "Igbo presidency" does not exist.Speaking with journalists after he was sworn into the senate on Thursday, the lawmaker said the south-east would have to work hard to earn the presidency.The former governor had been asked if there is the possibility of the All Progressives Congress (APC) giving the 2023 presidential ticket to the Igbo.According [...]

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    Okorocha sworn in as senator

Okorocha sworn in as senator

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, has been sworn in as the senator representing Imo west.The allegiance and oath of office was administered on him on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Thursday.Nelson Ayewoh, clerk to the senate, conducted the swearing-in ceremony after which he was asked to sign the necessary documents.The former governor, who had not [...]

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    Another court asks INEC not to issue certificate of return to Okorocha

Another court asks INEC not to issue certificate of return to Okorocha

A high court sitting in Imo state has directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to issue certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha as senator-elect for Imo west senatorial district.Ngozi Ukoha, a judge, restrained INEC from "departing from its decision not to issue a certificate of return in respect of Imo west senatorial district election."A copy of the judgement dated Tuesday, June [...]

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    Okorocha denied accreditation, leaves national assembly

Okorocha denied accreditation, leaves national assembly

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, has been prevented from participating in the inauguration of the 9th national assembly.The ex-governor had arrived at the national assembly on Tuesday morning and headed straight to the office of Sani Omolori, clerk of the national assembly.After some minutes at Omolori's office, he walked out of the national assembly.Okorocha was said to have [...]

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