Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    Okorocha: Most APC members feel they have not been carried along

Okorocha: Most APC members feel they have not been carried along

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to consider including more members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his government.Speaking with state house correspondents on Sunday, Okorocha said many members of the party were crying of neglect.He was reacting to suggestions that Buhari should reshuffle his cabinet.‎‎"If there is a clarion call for Mr President to [...]

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    Okorocha picks wife to chair amnesty committee

Okorocha picks wife to chair amnesty committee

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has appointed Nkechi, his wife, to chair the state’s amnesty committee.Speaking while inaugurating the committee at Government House, Owerri, Okorocha charged its members to come up with programmes and ideas that would ensure the sustenance of the peace in the state.He urged the committee to address all the issues the ex-militants had raised when [...]

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    Imo civil servants will now work for 3 days, and spend 2 days in farm

Imo civil servants will now work for 3 days, and spend 2 days in farm

The Rochas Okorocha-led administration has introduced a policy tagged: ‘Back TO Land for Agriculture’ in Imo state.Explaining the new policy to traditional rulers, who paid him a courtesy visit at the government house, Owerri, Okorocha said henceforth, workers will be at their duty posts between Monday and Wednesday, and spend Thursday and Friday in their farmlands.He said due to the [...]

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    APC govs: Buhari needs a vibrant n’assembly

APC govs: Buhari needs a vibrant n’assembly

Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari needs a “strong and vibrant national assembly” for things to move fast in the country.The governors held a meeting with the president at Aso Villa in Abuja, where the reassured him of their support and loyalty.Speaking to state house correspondents after the meeting, [...]

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    EXTRA: Okorocha abandons convoy, rides bicycle on streets of Owerri

EXTRA: Okorocha abandons convoy, rides bicycle on streets of Owerri

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, left the comfort of his vehicle and rode on a bicycle to work on Thursday morning.Dressed in an orange short and blue shirt, with his muffler at its usual position, the governor appeared to be having the time of his life.Another rider was seen on his right side, while his convoy trailed him from [...]

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    Herdsmen obstruct Okorocha in Owerri

Herdsmen obstruct Okorocha in Owerri

Suspected herdsmen disrupted the schedule of Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, for about 30 minutes on Saturday, according to THISDAY.The incident was said to have occurred between 4 and 4:30pm while the governor was on tour of some projects in Amakohia, Orlu Road in Owerri, the state capital.The governor’s security detail reportedly moved in before normalcy was restored.Herdsmen have [...]

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    Gunmen abduct Channels TV reporter, demand N15m ransom

Gunmen abduct Channels TV reporter, demand N15m ransom

Gunmen abducted Temitope Kuteyi, a correspondent of Channels Television, in Owerri, Imo state capital on Monday, and demanded N15million ransom for his release.He was abducted in his house located along Umuguma Specialist Hospital, Owerri, in the early hours of Monday, and his whereabouts has been unknown.One Thomas, who witnessed the incident, said the bandits numbering about eight, scaled through the fence [...]

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    Rochas Okorocha fires his SSG

Rochas Okorocha fires his SSG

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has sacked Jude Ejiogu, secretary to government , with immediate effect.Pascal Obi, principal secretary to the governor, announced the sack in a statement issued in Owerri, the state capital.The statement directed Ejiogu to hand over all government property in his possession to the permanent secretary in his office.It said the governor commended Ejiogu for his [...]

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    NYSC: We’ll prosecute ‘corpers’ who manipulate their posting

NYSC: We’ll prosecute ‘corpers’ who manipulate their posting

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says it will prosecute any corps-producing institution or prospective corps member engaging in manipulation and other sharp practices in the scheme’s mobilisation process.Johnson Olawumi, a brigadier-general and director-general of the scheme, gave the warning at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Batch 'A' pre-mobilization workshop in Owerr‎i, the Imo state capital.Olawumi said the scheme’s [...]

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    Supreme Court upholds Okorocha’s election

Supreme Court upholds Okorocha’s election

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the election of Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, dismissing the appeal filed by Emeka Ihedioha.Ihedioha was candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the April 11 election.He had challenged Okorocha’s victory at the tribunal but lost and approached the appeal court, where he still failed in the bid to unseat Okorocha.In its [...]

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    Okorocha: I bought my jets with my money

Okorocha: I bought my jets with my money

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the private jets he currently uses are his and not the government’s.In response to calls from the public that he should sell his jets to pay the salaries of workers in his state, Okorocha said he bought the jets at an auction under the administration of Olusegun Obasanjo as president, well before he became [...]

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    Tribunal dismisses Ihedioha’s petition against Okorocha

Tribunal dismisses Ihedioha’s petition against Okorocha

The governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Owerri on Wednesday struck out the petition of Emeka Ihedioha, PDP governorship candidate of Imo state in the April 11 election.The ribunal dismissed the case on grounds that it was filed out of time.Ihedioha is challenging the victory of Rochas Okorocha, governor of the state, in the April 11 election.After consideration of the [...]

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    Buhari ‘may intervene’ in national assembly crisis

Buhari ‘may intervene’ in national assembly crisis

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have assured President Muhammadu Buhari that they would resolve the ongoing crisis in the national assembly.Shehu, who said the governors advised Buhari not to meddle in the affairs of the legislative arm of government, revealed that the president might wade in [...]

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    APC govs: GEJ has almost emptied the treasury

APC govs: GEJ has almost emptied the treasury

Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have accused President Goodluck Jonathan of emptying the treasury of the country.Speaking on Tuesday after meeting with Muhammadu Buhari, the president-elect, in Abuja, the governors lamented that both the federal and state governments were finding it difficult to pay salaries as a result of the current economic situation.Rochas Okorocha, [...]

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    INEC declares Okorocha winner in Imo state

INEC declares Okorocha winner in Imo state

Rochas Okorocha, incumbent governor of Imo state, has been declared winner of the Imo state governorship election after Saturday's supplementary effort.Okorocha, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 416,996 votes ahead of Emeka Ihedioha, current deputy speaker of the house of the federal representatives, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Ihedioha had 320,705 votes.As at the time [...]

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    THE FILE: Okorocha, Yero, Al-Makura… chances of incumbent governors seeking re-election

THE FILE: Okorocha, Yero, Al-Makura… chances of incumbent governors seeking re-election

If you called the 2015 general election 'an election of surprises', no one would fault you. In the country's history, it is the first election where an opposition candidate would unseat an incumbent president.Apart from the loss of the president, five governors nursing senatorial ambitions also failed, while many other incumbent senators lost their seats. Prior to 2015, such was almost [...]

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