Friday, November 16, 2018

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    Okorocha’s second Judas kiss

Okorocha’s second Judas kiss

With Monday’s purported impeachment of Eze Madumere as Imo deputy governor, the conversion of the acclaimed “Heartland” of the South-east to Rochas Okorocha’s comic show now appears complete. But the trouble is that the entire gallery is already deserted and the theatre crew left to seek pleasure only in self-entertainment.With another clown already being dressed up as replacement before the conniving state [...]

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    ‘We won’t tolerate your assault on our leaders’ — APC warns Okorocha

‘We won’t tolerate your assault on our leaders’ — APC warns Okorocha

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will not tolerate the "constant assault" of Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo, on the party.On different occasions, the governor has made uncomplimentary remarks about John Oyegun, national chairman of the party, over the internal crisis in the state chapter of APC.Shortly after Oyegun inaugurated Hillary Eke as chairman of the APC in Imo, [...]

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    Okorocha: My opponents can only cage me in Oyegun’s office

Okorocha: My opponents can only cage me in Oyegun’s office

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says those who claimed to have caged him can only do so in the office of John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).On Thursday Theo Ekechi, a former commissioner in the state, said stakeholders of APC in the state had made Okorocha irrelevant.“There has been wide jubilation in Imo because we [...]

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    Okorocha: Imo ward congress disrupted because I kicked against extension of Oyegun’s tenure

Okorocha: Imo ward congress disrupted because I kicked against extension of Oyegun’s tenure

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the ward congress in the state was disrupted because he kicked against the tenure extension of John Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).On Saturday, suspected thugs attacked the party’s secretariat in Imo and made away with some materials meant for the ward congress.In a statement on Wednesday, Sam Onwuemeodo, media aide [...]

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    APC congress: Okorocha briefs Buhari on Imo crisis

APC congress: Okorocha briefs Buhari on Imo crisis

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo states, says the "funny politics" witnessed at Saturday’s ward congress of the All Progressives Congress  (APC) across the country must stop.Delta, Imo and Oyo were some of the states that had cases of violence and ballot box snatching.Jeremiah Oghoveta, a chairmanship aspirant, in Delta was reportedly stabbed to death. In Imo, suspected thugs attacked the [...]

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    Executive recklessness and thoughtlessness of Nigerian electorate

Executive recklessness and thoughtlessness of Nigerian electorate

In the last few months, I have written extensively, lengthily and comprehensively on His Excellency, Governor Rochas Okorocha, especially when he erected the statue of His Excellency, Mr. Jacob Zuma and a few weeks after he consummated the project that attracted heated criticisms from every right-thinking citizen of Nigeria, same statue was demolished symbolically when the former president was booted [...]

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    Okorocha approves automatic promotion for Imo workers, to pay sleeping allowance

Okorocha approves automatic promotion for Imo workers, to pay sleeping allowance

Rochas Okorocha, Imo governor, has approved automatic promotion for all workers in the state as part of his package for their supportive role to his administration.Okorocha gave the approval on Tuesday at the 2018 Workers’ Day celebration held at the Heroes Square, Owerri.He said the promotion is not on a step basis but on the basis of the grade of [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: Imo ‘urban project’… grabbing land from the poor, giving to the rich

INVESTIGATION: Imo ‘urban project’… grabbing land from the poor, giving to the rich

Since the start of his second term, Rochas Okorocha, Governor Imo State, has embarked on an audacious urban renewal drive. On paper, it looks laudable: expand the roads, widen the drainage systems, de-congest clustered city locations. But the project has been splotched by failure to compensate lawful land owners, pulling down of buildings without rebuilding them, demolition of markets without [...]

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    I’ll succeed Buhari, says Okorocha

I’ll succeed Buhari, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says he will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.The governor said this on Monday when he hosted some political stakeholders at the state government house in Owerri.They had visited him to endorse Uche Nwosu, his chief of staff and son-in-law, as the next governor of the state.Okorocha said Buhari’s declaration for a second term is a [...]

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    Okorocha: God in support of my son-in-law’s governorship ambition 

Okorocha: God in support of my son-in-law’s governorship ambition 

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says "God is in support" of the governorship ambition of Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law. The governor has endorsed Nwosu, who is his current chief of staff, as his successor.In a statement on Sunday, Okorocha said 24 out of the 37 local government areas in the state have also backed Nwosu on his governorship ambition.Okorocha described him [...]

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    Buhari asks govs to give him more time to decide on 2019

Buhari asks govs to give him more time to decide on 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for more time to take a decision on the 2019 election.According to Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, Buhari made the demand during a meeting with governors at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday night.The president spent over two hours with the governors at the First [...]

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    Okorocha backtracks, says APC govs yet to decide on Buhari’s re-election

Okorocha backtracks, says APC govs yet to decide on Buhari’s re-election

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says governors in the All Progressives Congress (APC) are yet to decide whether or not to support President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid.He said this on Friday while addressing journalists after the governors met with Buhari at his residence in Daura, Katsina state.Okorocha dismissed reports that their mission to Daura was aimed at convincing the [...]

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    Okorocha: I won’t demolish Zuma’s statue… he resigned honourably

Okorocha: I won’t demolish Zuma’s statue… he resigned honourably

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says he is not going to pull down the statue of Jacob Zuma, former South African president, which was erected last year.Okorocha said this on Friday in reaction to recent calls for the statue to be pulled down.In October 2017, the Imo government erected a statue of the former South African president in Owerri, the [...]

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    Okorocha’s ‘amnesty’ to wanted persons splits lawmakers

Okorocha’s ‘amnesty’ to wanted persons splits lawmakers

Members of the house of representatives were divided on Tuesday over the amnesty reportedly granted by Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, to some criminal suspects declared wanted by the Rivers state government.Last week, Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, had said: "That amnesty offered by Governor Okorocha cannot cover Rivers state. These criminals are still wanted for their crimes against [...]

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    Okorocha: My son-in-law has what it takes to succeed me

Okorocha: My son-in-law has what it takes to succeed me

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has vowed to back Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law, if he shows interest in the 2019 governorship election.Speaking on Monday when he received leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Owerri municipal council, Okorocha said Nwosu, who is married to his first daughter, has all it takes to be a good governor.“Uche Nwosu is hardworking, and [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: It’s better to steal than smoke marijuana, says Okorocha

TRENDING VIDEO: It’s better to steal than smoke marijuana, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, is in the news for yet another controversy.It's not about the statue of President George Weah of Liberia or that of President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe.While trying to advise young people to avoid smoking, the governor made an unpleasant remark. He said it is better to steal than smoke.Okorocha, who spoke in Igbo, said: [...]

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