Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    Outrage over Zuma’s statue erected by Okorocha

Outrage over Zuma’s statue erected by Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, is currently trending on social media over a statue erected in honour of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.Zuma is on a two-day working visit to Imo.He has been conferred with chieftaincy title - Ochiagha di oha mma of Igbo land - and also given the Imo Merit Award - the highest honour in [...]

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    EXTRA: Okorocha gave me the worst advice during my presidency, says Obasanjo

EXTRA: Okorocha gave me the worst advice during my presidency, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has jocularly blamed Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, for “all the bad things” that happened to the country during his tenure.Obasanjo was Nigeria’s president between 1999 and 2007.Speaking in Owerri, Imo state capital, at the graduation ceremony of students of Rochas Foundation, Obasanjo said the worst advice he got while in office was from Okorocha, [...]

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    I didn’t need you to win south-east, Jonathan blasts Okorocha

I didn’t need you to win south-east, Jonathan blasts Okorocha

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has denied the report that he offered a bribe to Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, ahead of the 2015 presidential election.He said this in reaction to the allegation that he offered “huge sums of money and an influential ministry” to Okorocha in order to make him dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic [...]

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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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