Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "rochas okorocha"

    Okorocha says 34 governors have endorsed Buhari for 2019

Okorocha says 34 governors have endorsed Buhari for 2019

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says all but two governors in the country are in support of a second term for President Muhammadu Buhari.Okorocha said this while addressing leaders of the ‘Democratic Youths Congress for Buhari 2019', who visited him at the government house, Owerri on Tuesday.He urged every Nigerian to support Buhari for a second term, saying there is [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Okorocha begs Buhari: Use your magic to make Nwoye governor

Okorocha begs Buhari: Use your magic to make Nwoye governor

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to use his "magic hand" to make Tony Nwoye governor of Anambra state.Okorocha made this appeal on Wednesday while speaking at the final rally of the All Progressives Congress in Awka on Wednesday."Kogi is a young man, you made it possible for him. Kebbi is a young man, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Okorocha ‘ready to be probed’ over Zuma, Johnson-Sirleaf statues

Okorocha ‘ready to be probed’ over Zuma, Johnson-Sirleaf statues

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo, says he is ready for probe over the statues he erected in honour of South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.On Sunday, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) called for the probe of Okorocha over the statues which he "may have spent over N1billion of public funds to build".The statues sparked [...]

2 comments Read Full Article
    EXTRA: ‘I won’t leave it to God’ — Falana to sue FG after falling into manhole

EXTRA: ‘I won’t leave it to God’ — Falana to sue FG after falling into manhole

Femi Falana is presently "limping and using a walking stick". The federal government, he says, is to blame for his condition.The senior advocate of Nigeria said he sustained injuries on Tuesday after falling into a manhole.Falana, who says he's now "wearing a plaster of Paris", insists he won't leave the matter to God "like the ordinary Nigerian".The human rights lawyer [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    SERAP calls for probe of Okorocha over ‘N1bn statues’

SERAP calls for probe of Okorocha over ‘N1bn statues’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called for the probe of Rochas Okorocha, Imo governor, for alleged abuse of office.SERAP on Sunday made the call to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).The call follows the erection of the statues by Okorocha in the honour of South African President [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Okorocha: I erect statues because history is dying in Africa

Okorocha: I erect statues because history is dying in Africa

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says he erects statues of African leaders to preserve history which is “dying in Africa”.Okorocha said this in Owerri, Imo capital, shortly after unveiling the statue of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, on Friday.He described the first female president in Africa as a pride to the continent“I erect statue to immortalise people so that children [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Okorocha finalises plans to unveil statue of Liberia’s president — despite outrage over Zuma

Okorocha finalises plans to unveil statue of Liberia’s president — despite outrage over Zuma

Three weeks after he faced criticisms over a statue he erected in honour of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, is set to unveil the statue of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia.Like Zuma, Sirleaf is expected to pay a two-day working visit to the south-eastern state.https://twitter.com/GovernorRochas/status/927972083027578880Zuma’s 30-feet statue was said to have cost N520 million. [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    No automatic ticket for Buhari, says Okorocha

No automatic ticket for Buhari, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says there is no automatic ticket for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Okorocha said this while speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with the president on Thursday.Okorocha, who is chairman of the Progressives governors' forum, an association of governors under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said all the candidates interested in [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Statues of corruption: Overheard phone conversation between Rochas Okorocha and Jacob Zuma

Statues of corruption: Overheard phone conversation between Rochas Okorocha and Jacob Zuma

BY MAYOR IKOROHA“His Excellency, good evening. It is me on the phone. Owelle Rochas Anayochukwu Okorocha, Executive Governor of Imo State of Nigeria.”“Governor Roaches, glad to hear from you. How is Mmo State?”“Ah! His Excellency! My name is Rochas not Roaches. And the name of my state is Imo State and not Mmo State.”“Sorry, Governor Rochas. But you should pardon [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Abati didn’t write that

Abati didn’t write that

I had dedicated Saturday, October 21, to two important events: attending to family duties and participating in a farewell funeral party in Abeokuta in honour of a doughty elderly woman whose paths and mine crossed for many seasons.She was the mother of a childhood friend, who became the mother of many others because she was a dependable ally in [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Jacob Zuma’s bronze statue: As I see it

Jacob Zuma’s bronze statue: As I see it

Many years ago, I lived on the Plateau for some years. I did enjoy the weather conditions of the city of Jos and apart from Lagos; I can with poise say that Jos is my second home. While I was in the city of Jos, I was able to get to some momentous places. One of them is the school [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Rochas Okorocha is killing me

Rochas Okorocha is killing me

After calling out the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, twice in ten months, I gave up. The governor has the whole of Imo as his duchy and he will do what he will do. So, what’s the point?If I’m now constrained to cry more than the bereaved people of Imo, it’s simply because their worsening misery is killing me.For two [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    No apology on Zuma’s statue, says Okorocha

No apology on Zuma’s statue, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says he will not apologise for erecting a statue of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa in the state.On Sunday, Okorocha unveiled the giant-sized statue but his action was received with outrage, as critics accused him of frivolity.But in a statement by Sam Onwuemeodo, his chief press secretary, Okorocha said the gesture was to honour [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Alaafin, Okorocha and the famine of role models in Nigeria

Alaafin, Okorocha and the famine of role models in Nigeria

God rest Gbenga Adeboye, the comedian-extraordinaire, who in his life employed comedy as a strong tool for correction and socio-political development. Adeboye once said: "If you call your king a mad man, you are only inviting strangers to call your race a wasted race". Over the past 48 hours, many unprintable things have been said about one of the leading kings [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Okorocha and Jacob Zuma’s statue

Okorocha and Jacob Zuma’s statue

What is it about South African President Jacob Zuma and statues? Two statues in one month- generating controversy from the streets of Pretoria to the streets of Owerri in Nigeria. In the first week of October, a 30-feet monument was unveiled in honour of President Zuma in the North West region of his country. South Africans had opposed the idea [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    FLASHBACK: How Uduaghan, ex-Delta gov, unveiled a statue of Mandela

FLASHBACK: How Uduaghan, ex-Delta gov, unveiled a statue of Mandela

On Sunday, Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, came under intense criticism over a statue he erected in honour of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.The gigantic statue was unveiled as part of activities marking Zuma's two-day working visit to Imo.What really is the angst of Nigerians? Many wondered why the governor, who is said to be owing salaries, would spend [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

September 18, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement