Monday, July 15, 2019

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    ‘Failure in Imo synonymous with failure in Abuja’ — Fayose hits APC over primaries fallout

‘Failure in Imo synonymous with failure in Abuja’ — Fayose hits APC over primaries fallout

Ayodele Fayose, ex-governor of Ekiti, has taken a swipe at the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the rift between Adams Oshiomhole, the party's chairman, and Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor.The former governor made the comment in reaction to the recent criticism of Okorocha by the APC chairman.Oshiomhole on Friday accused the governor of frustrating Hope Uzodinma, the party's anointed governorship [...]

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    Candidates of Amosun, Okorocha are fake, says Oshiomhole

Candidates of Amosun, Okorocha are fake, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says candidates of other parties who placing President Muhammadu Buhari's pictures beside theirs are fake.Adekunle Akinlade, preferred candidate of Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, and Uche Nwosu, the choice of Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, are campaigning with Buhari's picture despite pulling out of the APC after losing [...]

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    Hameed Ali: The nightmare of border syndicate

Hameed Ali: The nightmare of border syndicate

BY DAN ONWEThe Comptroller-General (CG) Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) is a public figure, whose name does not reverberate like his peers in such sensitive leadership positions. Ordinarily, a Customs CG is a powerful personality. His office is strategic to government because of its revenue generation strength and protection of Nigerians from prohibited goods.But not much [...]

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    ‘Nigeria must be declared a nation at war’ — Okorocha speaks on killing of soldiers

‘Nigeria must be declared a nation at war’ — Okorocha speaks on killing of soldiers

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says Nigeria should be declared as a nation at war over the recent killings of soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno.Daily Trust quoted the governor to have said this when officers from the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Jaji, Kaduna, paid him a courtesy visit at the government house, Owerri, Imo state [...]

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    TRENDING: ‘Mad man’ says Rochas  must go to prison (video)

TRENDING: ‘Mad man’ says Rochas must go to prison (video)

A man believed to be mentally unstable has accused Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, of poor leadership, saying the governor must go to prison.In a video trending online, the man described Okorocha as a hypocrite. He lamented over the state of some roads in Imo and alleged that the governor did nothing in eight years."I am not against Rochas, [...]

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    PDP: FG behind invasion of Akwa Ibom assembly

PDP: FG behind invasion of Akwa Ibom assembly

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the federal government of plotting to take over Akwa Ibom state ahead of 2019 elections.Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the opposition party, said this at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday.He alleged that the federal government orchestrated the violence at the state assembly on Tuesday.Ologbondiyan called on Nigerians to speak against the alleged [...]

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    ‘Don’t play bad politics’ — Okorocha warns Ndigbo over Atiku’s endorsement

‘Don’t play bad politics’ — Okorocha warns Ndigbo over Atiku’s endorsement

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has asked Igbo leaders to toe the path of wisdom before adopting a candidate for the 2019 presidential election.In a statement on Thursday, the governor advised the leaders to put aside the bad politics they played in the past which has kept the zone in political wilderness.Okorocha said this 24 hours after Atiku Abubakar, [...]

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    ‘I’m too godly to think evil against anyone’ — Okorocha speaks on Uzodinma’s arrest

‘I’m too godly to think evil against anyone’ — Okorocha speaks on Uzodinma’s arrest

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has denied being behind the arrest of Hope Uzodimma, saying he is too godly to think evil against anyone.Uzodimma was arrested on Sunday in Abuja because of the alleged failure of his company to execute a $12 million contract awarded to him by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).He was later released on health ground.In a statement [...]

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Uzodinma, Imo APC guber candidate, arrested in Abuja

Hope Uzodinma, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state, has been arrested.He was arrested him at Nnamdi Azikiwe airport in Abuja on Sunday.Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman of the special presidential investigation panel for recovery of public property panel, confirmed this to The Cable on Monday.He said Uzodinma was arrested over a breach of contract. Obono-Obla said a [...]

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    Gulak: I was offered $2 million to manipulate Imo guber primary

Gulak: I was offered $2 million to manipulate Imo guber primary

Ahmed Gulak says he was offered bribe to manipulate the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Imo.The APC chieftain was the chairman of the panel that oversaw the exercise.Gulak, a former adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says an unnamed person offered him $2 million and a private jet flight to Imo state before the primary began.In an interview with Vanguard, [...]

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    Timi Frank asks Okorocha, Yari, Amosun to defect from ‘house of deception’

Timi Frank asks Okorocha, Yari, Amosun to defect from ‘house of deception’

Timi Frank, ex-deputy spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged governors Rochas Okorocha of Imo and Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun to ditch the ruling party.He also advised Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, and Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east, to join the next batch of defectors from the APC.In a statement on Friday, Frank said Nigerians will soon [...]

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    Okorocha sues IGP, EFCC, demands N1bn damages over home invasion

Okorocha sues IGP, EFCC, demands N1bn damages over home invasion

Rochas Okorocha, Imo governor, has sued Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general of police (IGP), over an alleged breach of his fundamental human rights in respect to the “ransacking” of his house in Jos.The governor, who filed his case before justice Musa Kurya of the Jos federal high court, is demanding N1.25 billion as general damages for the action.Joined in the suit [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Why we rejected Okorocha’s in-law as our guber candidate in Imo

Oshiomhole: Why we rejected Okorocha’s in-law as our guber candidate in Imo

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party has submitted the name of Hope Uzondima, senator representing Imo west, to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as its governorship candidate in Imo.Speaking with reporters at the headquarters of the party in Abuja, Oshiomhole said he would always uphold the truth in the interest of the party [...]

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    Okorocha: APC has lost almost five million members under Oshiomhole

Okorocha: APC has lost almost five million members under Oshiomhole

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) lost five million members after the primaries for the 2019 elections.The governor said this on Thursday while speaking with reporters at the end of a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.He said the party lost the members due to high-handedness and disobedience to [...]

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    Okorocha on Atiku: APC won’t get involved in verbal war… we’ll be talking issues

Okorocha on Atiku: APC won’t get involved in verbal war… we’ll be talking issues

Rochas Okorocha, Imo governor, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) cannot be jittery over the emergence of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).He said the antecedents of Atiku and President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the APC, will be crucial in the 2019 presidential election.The chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum said the APC [...]

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    Okorocha clinches senatorial ticket, son-in-law wins APC guber race in Imo

Okorocha clinches senatorial ticket, son-in-law wins APC guber race in Imo

Uche Nwosu, son-in-law of Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket.In the early hours of Sunday, Ibrahim Agbabiaka, chairman of the electoral panel, said Nwosu polled a total of 269,524 votes to win the party’s ticket.Ahmed Gulak, the former chairman of the electoral panel, had declared Hope Uzodimma, senator representing Imo west, winner [...]

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