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    Igbo play the worst politics in Nigeria, says Okorocha

Igbo play the worst politics in Nigeria, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says the Igbo play the worst politics in Nigeria.Speaking during an interactive session with journalists in Owerri, the state capital, Okorocha said the Igbo have to change their strategy to remain relevant in Nigerian politics.He said gone were the days when other ethnic groups need the input of the Igbo before they could win an [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘One LGA, one cake’ — Imo women baptise Okorocha with 27 birthday cakes

EXTRA: ‘One LGA, one cake’ — Imo women baptise Okorocha with 27 birthday cakes

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, is probably feeling like the only governor in Nigeria.For one, not all governors get to enjoy so much “show of love” from citizens during their birthdays.And even for those who do, it is only a few of them who would get an all-round kind of treat from all the local government areas in their states.Okorocha [...]

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    Okorocha to name road after boy who died during market demolition

Okorocha to name road after boy who died during market demolition

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo, says a road will be named after Somtochukwu Ibeanusi, a 10-year-old boy who died during Eke Ukwu market demolition.On August 26, the state government commenced the demolition of the market which led to a clash between security agents and traders.In a statement issued on Thursday, Sam Onwuemeodo, chief press secretary of the governor, quoted Okorocha [...]

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    Group asks Okorocha to halt Owerri market demolition

Group asks Okorocha to halt Owerri market demolition

Space for Change, a non-governmental organisation, has asked Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, to halt the demolition of structures in Eke-Ukwu market, Owerri, the state capital.In a statement by Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri, its executive director, the group said the governor gave the directive against a court order in favour of the traders.Okorocha had issued an evacuation order to the traders advising them [...]

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    Buhari’s last chance

Buhari’s last chance

If the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, is offering advice on what President Muhammadu Buhari must do to rescue his government, then the President should know he has work to do. The governor, who came to office over six years ago on the ticket of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, has since switched parties. He is currently the official clown [...]

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    Cabinet reshuffle long overdue, says Okorocha

Cabinet reshuffle long overdue, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says cabinet reshuffle is long overdue.Okorocha said this when he featured on Sunday Politics, a programme on Channels Television.“It is long overdue,” he said in response to a question on cabinet reshuffle.Okorocha, who was among the six governors that received the president at Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport, described the return of Buhari as a good [...]

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    Okorocha: Kanu deceiving Igbo — and nobody is speaking out against him

Okorocha: Kanu deceiving Igbo — and nobody is speaking out against him

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, has lamented the "deception" of Igbo by Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), over the actualisation of Biafra.The governor described as unfortunate the silence of traditional rulers, pastors and leaders in the region in the face of Kanu's dangerous agenda.Speaking on Monday at the presentation of staff of office and certificate [...]

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    Aisha Buhari charges women to lead the process of uniting Nigerians

Aisha Buhari charges women to lead the process of uniting Nigerians

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has appealed to women to take the lead in making Nigeria united.She made the appeal in the first programme she attended after returning from London, where she spent a month with her ailing husband.The programme, which was organised by Nneoma Okorocha, wife of the Imo state governor, held in Owerri, the state capital, [...]

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    APC has produced the best governors, says Okorocha

APC has produced the best governors, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has produced the best set of governors in the history of Nigeria.Okorocha, who is chairman of the progressive governors’ forum, said this at the opening of a retreat on policy synergy between states and the federal government.He also appealed to Nigerians to exercise patience, saying it is [...]

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    Okorocha: Kebbi is most peaceful state in Nigeria’s history

Okorocha: Kebbi is most peaceful state in Nigeria’s history

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, has described Kebbi as the "most peaceful state in the history of Nigeria".Okorocha made the statement on Tuesday in Birnin Kebbi, when he led members of the forum on a courtesy visit to the Emir of Gwandu, Muhammadu Bashir.“Kebbi State has track record of being a peaceful state since its creation,” he said and commended [...]

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    Buhari should return in two weeks, says Okorocha

Buhari should return in two weeks, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says he expects President Muhammdu Buhari to return to the country in two weeks.Buhari has been receiving medical treatment in the United Kingdom since May 7.On Sunday, the president hosted John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and some governors of the ruling party.A picture of the meeting trended on social [...]

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    Okorocha: Buhari’s absence has nothing to do with delayed APC convention

Okorocha: Buhari’s absence has nothing to do with delayed APC convention

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) not holding its convention has nothing to do with the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari.On Wednesday, Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, said the illness of Buhari had put the party's national convention on hold.But speaking with journalists on Thursday after meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and APC governors, [...]

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    Repackaging — not restructuring — is what Nigeria needs, says Okorocha

Repackaging — not restructuring — is what Nigeria needs, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, has said Nigeria does not need restructuring as being demanded by some Nigerians, but that the nation only needed to be repackaged.Okorocha said this on Monday while declaring open the 67th annual conference of Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON).He said BON as critical stakeholders must be in the forefront of the campaign against restructuring, but [...]

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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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