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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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    Okorocha: All APC govs have endorsed Buhari for 2019

Okorocha: All APC govs have endorsed Buhari for 2019

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says all governors in the All Progressives Congress (APC) have endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second tenure.Okorocha said this in a statement issued on his behalf by Sam Onwuemeodo, his chief press secretary.He said the endorsement was part of the outcomes of the three-day meeting of Buhari and the party leaders in Abuja.He was also [...]

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    Governor Okorocha: Of tyranny and discontent  

Governor Okorocha: Of tyranny and discontent  

A very significant event—a peaceful mass protest against the misgovernance and mindless plunder of Imo State by Mr. Rochas Okorocha—took place in Owerri exactly a month ago, on Monday, December 18, 2017. It was organized by the Imo Peoples Action for Democracy (IPAD), a coalition of civil society and professional groups in Imo State. It didn’t get much media traction, [...]

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    Okorocha says 89 percent of Nigerians are unhappy

Okorocha says 89 percent of Nigerians are unhappy

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says 89 percent of Nigerians are not happy.In an interview with Vanguard,Okorocha said the statistics spurred him to establish the ministry of happiness and purpose fulfillment in the state.Okorocha said the ministry of happiness is key, and should be established by all governments before any other ministry.He also suggested that “Happiness 101” should be introduced [...]

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    No reasonable person can protest against me, Okorocha boasts

No reasonable person can protest against me, Okorocha boasts

Rochas Okorocha, governor, Imo state, says the “Occupy Imo” movement is an empty threat, as no "reasonable man or woman' can protest against his administration.On Monday, “Occupy Imo”, a movement organised by Imo Peoples Action for Democracy (IPAD), took to the streets to protest  against the policies of the current administration.The group had alleged that its members were brutally attacked and beaten up [...]

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