Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    Okorocha bans Imo monarchs from speaking English at official functions

Okorocha bans Imo monarchs from speaking English at official functions

Rochas Okorocha, Imo governor, has banned traditional rulers in the state from speaking in English at official functions and while conducting affairs at their palaces.Okorocha gave the directive while handing over letters of recognition and staffs of office to 19 newly recognised traditional rulers in the state in Owerri on Tuesday.He directed that every monarch must only speak in Igbo [...]

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    Okorocha: I have spoilt Imo people… my successor may be stoned

Okorocha: I have spoilt Imo people… my successor may be stoned

Rochas Okorocha, Imo governor, says his successor may be stoned by the people because it will be difficult to replicate his achievements.Okorocha said he has spoilt Imo people with "developmental works" at a scale never seen before.The governor was quoted by The Nation as saying this on Saturday while speaking with state house correspondents in Abuja.He said the people of [...]

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    Okorocha: We don’t need Biafra… let’s fix our relationship with the north

Okorocha: We don’t need Biafra… let’s fix our relationship with the north

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says Igbo people need to fix the "bridge of relationship" with their northern counterparts.He cautioned those in support of the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) saying, "we don’t need such"."I do know that when the chips are down, they (IPOB) won’t be anywhere to be found."He said the three-month quit notice given [...]

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    One week, two dramas: Who will save Okorocha from himself?

One week, two dramas: Who will save Okorocha from himself?

Whenever I’m about to forget what it means to be a politician in these parts, I remind myself of the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha. He combines the drama and ebullience of Ayo Fayose with the shenanigans and hubris of Wada Nas. The fellow just keeps your jaw agape, making you laugh and cry at once.It happened to me twice [...]

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    Shake-up in Imo as Okorocha fires all commissioners

Shake-up in Imo as Okorocha fires all commissioners

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has sacked the state executive council and 27 local government transition committees, with immediate effect.A statement by Pascal Obi, principal secretary to the governor, directed all former members of the executive to hand over to permanent secretaries or the most senior director in their ministries.Obi quoted the governor as appreciating the invaluable contributions of [...]

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    Forcados terminal to ‘resume production soon’

Forcados terminal to ‘resume production soon’

Oil production will soon commence at Forcados terminal, which was shut for the most part of 2016, following series of attacks by Niger Delta militants.Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, made this known while briefing state house correspondents on the outcome of the national executive council (NEC) meeting held in Abuja.The meeting was chaired by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.Okorocha expressed council's [...]

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    Osinbajo tells Nigerians to always stand for the truth

Osinbajo tells Nigerians to always stand for the truth

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has admonished Nigerians to always stand by the truth in their daily lives in order to honour God and secure His intervention.Osinbajo gave the charge in a sermon he delivered to the congregation at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Jesus House, Silverbird Entertainment Centre, Central Area, Abuja, on Sunday.In the sermon, titled 'The Image [...]

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    AGF ‘asks’ Okorocha to reinstate sacked monarch

AGF ‘asks’ Okorocha to reinstate sacked monarch

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, has reportedly asked Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, to reinstate Cletus Ilomuanya as chairman of the state council of traditional rulers.Ilomunaya was dethroned as Obi of Obinugwu in 2011 and subsequently removed as head of traditional rulers.The monarch filed a suit to challenge his removal, and the appeal court ruled [...]

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    Okorocha: Bible, Quran too merciful — let’s swear in politicians with African deities

Okorocha: Bible, Quran too merciful — let’s swear in politicians with African deities

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, wants politicians to make use of deities during their swearing-in ceremony.Okorocha, who made use of the Bible on the two occasions he was sworn in as governor, made the statement in Abuja during the quarterly public lecture of the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO).He said some politicians do things without conscience because God [...]

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    Makarfi’s PDP: What is Okorocha’s special interest in us?

Makarfi’s PDP: What is Okorocha’s special interest in us?

The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has bashed Rochas Okorocha, Imo governor, for interfering in its affairs.The Makarfi faction said Okorocha was known to be one "who does not exercise restraint before making unguarded statements."The PDP was reacting to a statement credited to Okorocha who said "senator Makarfi and his rebellious group will delude themselves into [...]

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    Okorocha is a showman positioning himself for presidency, says Ihedioha

Okorocha is a showman positioning himself for presidency, says Ihedioha

Emeka Ihedioha, former deputy speaker of the house of representatives, says Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, is a "showman" positioning himself for the presidency.The ex-lawmaker was reacting to a comment by Okorocha who said the Igbo should wait till 2023 to produce a president.Okorocha's statement came after former president Olusegun Obasanjo said that the Igbo should produce the next [...]

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    Obiano, Okorocha embarrassing our ancestors, says MASSOB

Obiano, Okorocha embarrassing our ancestors, says MASSOB

The Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign of State (MASSOB) has said the verbal spat between governors Rochas Okorocha of Imo and Willie Obiano of Anambra is an embarrassment to the ancestors of Igbo land.The war of words started after Okorocha said there was a possibility that three south-east governors may defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).The pair has since hurled [...]

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    Okorocha is an example of what a leader shouldn’t be, says Obiano

Okorocha is an example of what a leader shouldn’t be, says Obiano

Willie Obiano, Anambra state governor, has questioned the leadership qualities of his Imo state counterpart, Rochas Okorocha.The Anambra governor said Okorocha who cannot pay workers and pensioners has nothing but "destructive ideas" in his approach to governance.Oliver Okpala, his senior special assistant on media, strategic communication and legislative matters, in a statement, said, "If a governor that has constructed countless [...]

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    There is no future outside APC, Okorocha tells Igbo politicians

There is no future outside APC, Okorocha tells Igbo politicians

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the political future of the Igbo race can only be guaranteed in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Okorocha, chairman of APC governors forum, said the south-east could not afford to be in opposition party, and urged all Igbo living outside the zone to join the APC.He said this in a statement by Sam [...]

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    I have fulfilled 90 percent of my campaign promises, says Okorocha

I have fulfilled 90 percent of my campaign promises, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, say he has fulfilled about 90 percent of the campaign promises made to the people of the state.Okorocha made the disclosure when he received the management of the Sun Publishing Company led by Eric Osagie, its managing director/editor-in-chief, at his Spitbat Owerri residence on Tuesday.He rated his administration high in the areas of health, [...]

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    Okorocha asks pensioners to forfeit majority of their dues and sign that they’ve collected all

Okorocha asks pensioners to forfeit majority of their dues and sign that they’ve collected all

Rochas Okorocha, governor of the state, wants pensioners in the state to sign off years of entitlements in order to get a meagre sum that is way below half of what is due to them.A document from the state government to the pensioners, seen by TheCable, seeks to compel the retirees to accept the plan of the state to pay them only 40 percent of pension [...]

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