Sunday, February 17, 2019

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    ‘Imo has been turned into a terror zone’ — anti-Okorocha protesters recount police ‘torture’

‘Imo has been turned into a terror zone’ — anti-Okorocha protesters recount police ‘torture’

Members of the Imo Peoples Action for Democracy (IPAD) have recounted how they were allegedly attacked and beaten up by police officers in the state during their protest against Rochas Okorocha, the governor.The group had embarked on a protest tagged ‘Occupy Imo’ to express reservation with some of the policies of the current administration.Shortly after the protest in Owerri, the [...]

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    Okorocha: Buhari a man of God sent to save Nigeria

Okorocha: Buhari a man of God sent to save Nigeria

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo, says President Muhammadu Buhari is a man of God sent to save Nigeria from collapse.Okorocha said this in a statement issued on Sunday to congratulate Buhari on his 75th birthday.The governor said Buhari became president at a time when the country was on the verge "of being grounded".He said the vote the president would get [...]

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    Flight of fantasy

Flight of fantasy

An idea is much like beauty, its appeal is in the eye of the beholder. That must be why there’s been so much firestorm over the sheer ingenuity in statecraft unveiled lately in Nigeria’s southeast state of Imo.State Governor Rochas Okorocha came up with the brainball of an idea and he’s just not being appreciated for it. He minted a [...]

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    Automatic ticket: We must NOT go the way of PDP, Tinubu replies Okorocha

Automatic ticket: We must NOT go the way of PDP, Tinubu replies Okorocha

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party must not derail in its all-inclusive policy of internal democracy.Tinubu said this while reacting to comments credited to Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, who criticised his opposition to an automatic ticket for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.The APC leader had said if Buhari decides to re-contest, [...]

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    ‘Don’t cry more than the bereaved’ — Okorocha hits Tinubu over Buhari’s 2019 ticket

‘Don’t cry more than the bereaved’ — Okorocha hits Tinubu over Buhari’s 2019 ticket

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), seems to be crying more than the bereaved over an issue relating to the party's presidential ticket in 2019.Addressing reporters in Akure, Ondo state capital, last month, Tinubu disagreed with Okorocha, who had earlier said 34 governors had endorsed Buhari's re-election.The national leader said [...]

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    EXTRA: Okorocha renames happiness ministry, blames ‘printer’s devil’

EXTRA: Okorocha renames happiness ministry, blames ‘printer’s devil’

The Imo state government says there was a misrepresentation in name of the new ministry of happiness.Rochas Okorocha, the state governor, had on Tuesday appointed Ogechi Ololo, his sister, as commissioner of the ministry.Just like the statues he erected in the state, the development was met with criticism from Nigerians.But in a statement by Sam Onwuemeodo, his chief press secretary, Okorocha [...]

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    EXTRA: Okorocha appoints own sister as ‘commissioner for happiness’

EXTRA: Okorocha appoints own sister as ‘commissioner for happiness’

It runs in the family, doesn't it?Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has appointed his sister, Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha), commissioner for happiness and couples' fulfillment.She was sworn-in alongside 27 new commissioners and 27 transition committee chairmen for the local government councils in the state.Ololo was the 2015 candidate for the Owerri federal constituency seat from the All Progressives Congress and was one-time [...]

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    Buhari asks govs to pay workers’ salaries before Christmas

Buhari asks govs to pay workers’ salaries before Christmas

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed state governors to ensure payment of outstanding salaries to enable workers “smile to banks”, and happily celebrate the forthcoming Christmas.Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, confirmed this to state house correspondents after a meeting with the president in Abuja on Monday.Okorocha said workers’ issue took the centre stage during the meeting.He said the president was [...]

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    Tinubu opposes Okorocha, says no automatic ticket for Buhari

Tinubu opposes Okorocha, says no automatic ticket for Buhari

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says President Muhammadu Buhari cannot get an automatic ticket for the 2019 election.Tinubu made the statement less than 24 hours after Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, said 34 governors had endorsed Buhari for a second term.Speaking in Akure, capital of Ondo state, on Wednesday, Tinubu said "governors cannot appropriate [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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, [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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. [...]

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