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Again! Ejemekwuru boils over Ezeship tussle

Again! Ejemekwuru boils over Ezeship tussle

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Indigenes insist on constitutional provisions to elect new monarch President General under pressure to install choice candidate after taking N4million bribe By Stanley Okehie Election for a replacement monarch for Ejemekwuru autonomous community in Oguta Local Government Council took a different dimension weekend when soldiers threatened to shoot indigenes of the area.Nigerian Newsguide gathered that what could have resulted to a blood bath on Saturday was averted following the timely intervention of top military heads in Abuja, which saw a detachment of soldiers deployed for the exercise, return to Barracks. Even an order from the Imo State House of Assembly Committee Chairman on Local Government and Rural Development, Autonomous Communities and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. ...
Emele tasks journalists on Imo Govt. 3R mantra

Emele tasks journalists on Imo Govt. 3R mantra

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The Special Adviser to the Imo Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief (Mrs) Rubby Emele has called on the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Imo Council to support the Gov. Hope Uzodimma led administration achieve its 3R - mantra of recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation to move the state forward. Emele made the call at the presentation of the Most Outstanding Press Friendly Personality 2020 award to her on Thursday in Owerri.She said journalists could do this by the continuous sharpening of the positive thinking of the people of the state through reportage of the developmental strides of the present administration. "Journalists in the state should help the Imo people know what the government is doing through the 3R mantra by positively reporting achie...
Imo AG, Obieze buries brother amidst tears

Imo AG, Obieze buries brother amidst tears

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Bishop Ukwuoma urges siblings to leave vengeance for God Uzodimma, Iwu, Nlemigbo, Anyaehie, others sympathize with family. It was tears and grief on Thursday 25th February, 2021 at Ihite- Akatta, Oru East Council Area of Imo State as the remains of late Mr Ignatius Obieze were committed to mother Earth. The deceased was an elder brother to the Imo State Accountant General, Sir Val Obieze. The funeral mass that preceded the interment was held at St Patrick's Parish Ihite-Akatta. late Ignatius Obieze Bishop of Orlu Catholic Diocese, Most Rev Augustine Ukwuoma who officiated the requiem mass alongside other senior clerics advised the Obieze family to mourn as Christians. He described the death of late Ignatius Obieze who was gruesomely murdered on the 3rd of January this year by ...
You are too small to pocket IMHA

You are too small to pocket IMHA

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Imolites warn Chyna IwuanyanwuUrge Lawmakers to free themselves/leadership from Dep. Speaker'sstranglehold and restore power to Speaker Emeziem If there are any people who are obviously in pains and agony over the mess in the Imo State House of Assembly, it's Imolites who are members of various Constituencies represented by the 27 men and women in Imo State House of Assembly. Apparently irked by the consistent turnout of absurdities in the State House of Assembly, a number of Imolites have warned the Deputy Speaker Mr Amara Chyna Iwuanyanwu to steer clear of the total leadership of the legislature, insisting that he is too small to have the Assembly in his pocket. Speaking to our reporter last week, a number of them who craved for anonymity asserted that Mr Iwuanyanwu is the def...
SA to Gov. Uzodimma on SDGs, Ude clears the air on cash transfer to vulnerable Imolites

SA to Gov. Uzodimma on SDGs, Ude clears the air on cash transfer to vulnerable Imolites

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Says all 27 LGAs in Imo must benefit The Special Adviser to the Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Humanitarian Services, Hon. Princess Christina Ude on last Thursday clarified a lot of misconceptions on the ongoing conditional cash transfer program to the poor and vulnerable. Hon Ude, who spoke during a Darling FM radio interview in Owerri, last week, made it clear that the current ongoing payment was a backlog from last year payment, July and August payment to be specific. Payment is made every two months but the payment was paused in order to settle things with the payment provider. All payments due to recipients will be paid in full she said. She also disclosed that only nine Local Governments in Imo State were initially cap...
I will put my best to make sure Uzodimma succeeds – Bishop Azubuike

I will put my best to make sure Uzodimma succeeds – Bishop Azubuike

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Bishop Prof. Athan Azubuike is the Presiding Bishop of House of God Int'l Churches Owerri. He is also the Founder and President of Mezie Imo Clergy Forum, as well as Global Igbo Clergy Congress. In this interview with Nigerian Newsguide, the fire brand man of God pledged to commit his all to ensure the success of Governor Hope Uzodimma led administration.He also spoke on the fragile nature of Nigeria, appealing to Ndigbo to be patient with God for Biafran sovereignty. Excerpts: Could you please introduce yourself, lets know who you are? My name is Bishop Prof. Athan Azubuike, am the Presiding Bishop of House of God Int'l Churches Owerri, the Founder and President of Mezie Imo Clergy Forum, the Founder and President of Global Igbo Clergy Congress. There is so much hu...
Hon. Uju lists achievements

Hon. Uju lists achievements

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inaugurates Coordinators of political support group By Stanley Okehie Member representing Ohaji/Egbema, Oguta and Oru West Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Kingsley Uju has listed some of his achievements geared towards alleviating the hardship associated with the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. The Federal Lawmaker also promised to attract 50-100million naira projects for each autonomous community in his federal constituency before his tenure elapses.Uju spoke in his country home, Umuorji, Egbema in Ohaji Egbema local government council during the official inauguration of Omeudo Reality Movement – most recent of the numerous political support groups of the lawmaker. Listing some of his achievements, Uju said most passionate about them a...
Abuse of Office:Blackmail won’t stop me from moving motion for Okorocha’s summon, probe – Onyemaechi

Abuse of Office:Blackmail won’t stop me from moving motion for Okorocha’s summon, probe – Onyemaechi

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Says ex-Gov sponsoring fake news via his new media urchins to intimidate him Member for Owerri West in the Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. Kanayo Onyemaechi (Dele) has reiterated his determination to move a motion aimed at summoning former Governor of the state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, insisting that Okorocha deserves to be probed for his atrocities, abuse of office and fiscal irresponsibility. Onyemaechi who is the APC caucus leader in the State Assembly told Nigerian Newsguide weekend that he was irrevocably committed to bringing Okorocha on the floor of the House for him to answer so many questions not yet answered pertaining his eight year tenure of woes in Imo state. The Lawmaker revealed that since he indicated interest in summoning of the ex governor to the House via a ...
IMO MONARCH, EZE GEO ANIKA WINS N10.6M SUIT AGAINST NNPC OVER UNLAWFUL ROAD BLOCKAGE

IMO MONARCH, EZE GEO ANIKA WINS N10.6M SUIT AGAINST NNPC OVER UNLAWFUL ROAD BLOCKAGE

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From Kayode Lawal Abuja. A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday awarded the sum of N10.6 million damages against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for unlawfully blocking the highway in front of its Corporate Headquarters in Abuja which led to a ghastly motor accident. The amount was awarded in favour of a veteran journalist, His Royal Highness, Eze Geo Anika, Umunnawuike II of Atta Kingdom whose Peugeot 406 with registration number DP 41 EKY was damaged beyond repairs in 2012 as a result of the unlawful blockage. Delivering judgment in a suit instituted against the NNPC, Justice Babatunde Quadiri agreed with the plaintiff that the NNPC was negligent in blocking the highway without road signs as required by law. The Judge held that the evidence of the wit...

Rochas Okorocha Arrested by police in Owerri (Video)

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Owerri the Imo state capital was agog yesterday with the news of the arrest of former governor and incumbent senator Rochas Okorocha at Akachi road. While imolites are still waking up to the daunting news, it has been gathered that Rochas was arrested by men of the imo state police command and has been in custody at state CID Owerri as at the time of writing this report. It was gathered that the arrest was made following information that Rochas was in the Royal Palm estate, one of his properties that was locked down by the Hope Uzodimma led government. News also has it that Rochas in company of his security operatives went into the estate and chanced the police of the government set in place as it was under lockdown by the Imo state government. This resulted in a brief scuffle were ...
Imo SDG Boss monitors on-going conditional cash transfer payment across the state

Imo SDG Boss monitors on-going conditional cash transfer payment across the state

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Imo SDG Boss monitors on-going conditional cash transfer payment across the stateThe Special Adviser to Imo State Governor on Sustaining Development Goals (SDGs) and Humanitarian Services, Hon. Princess Christina Ude has embarked on a monitoring exercise of the on-going Conditional Cash Transfer programme taking place in some parts of the state. Fielding questions from journalists at the Central School Anara in Isiala Mbano LGA, the governor's aide disclosed that the Conditional Cash Transfer programme is the brainchild of President Muhammadu Buhari under the Household Uplifting Programme HUB, revealing that the programme has been going on in nine local Government Areas of the state. She added that it was initiated by the federal government to alleviate poverty. Hon. Princes...
FEDERAL POLY NEKEDE ADMISSIONS, EMPLOYMENTS NOT FOR SALE- MANAGEMENT WARNS

FEDERAL POLY NEKEDE ADMISSIONS, EMPLOYMENTS NOT FOR SALE- MANAGEMENT WARNS

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The Management of Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri has advised admission/job seekers and indeed the general public against patronising or falling prey for a number of individuals masquerading as admission and job givers or facilitators, insisting that her admissions and employments are strictly based on merit whilst observing due process, and not on CASH AND CARRY basis. A statement in Owerri dated 15th February, 2021 captioned DISCLAIMER, signed by the Registrar of the Polytechnic, Mrs E.C Anuna and made available to Nigerian NEWSGUIDE, the institution warned the general public especially prospective candidates seeking for admission not to fall for the antics and dubious machinations of these fraudsters that claim to have link with either the Rector or other top management offic...
Imo Fire Service needs govt attention, corporate bodies’ support – Director, Okereafor

Imo Fire Service needs govt attention, corporate bodies’ support – Director, Okereafor

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Mr. Japhet PC Okereafor is the Director of Imo State Fire Service, a job he does with so much passion and commitment. In this interview with Nigerian Newsguide, the veteran fire fighter and product of National Fire Academy, Abuja said the fire stations in the state needs to be upgraded.He gave insights into what led to the recent advancement and improvement in Imo Fire Service operations and his major challenges as he appealed to the state government and public spirited-individuals to come to their rescue.Excerpts Could you please introduce yourself, your designation and what you do here? I'm Japhet PC Okereafor, the Director, Imo State Fire Service, am in charge of the entire Imo State Fire Service. Can we know some of these fire stations in Imo State? We have a statio...
To make it in life, start from the scratch–CEO Rento Hotel, Ozichukwu advises youths

To make it in life, start from the scratch–CEO Rento Hotel, Ozichukwu advises youths

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By Stanley Okehie Youths have been advised to start from the scratch in order to be successful in life.Chairman, Rento Hotel and Suites, Owerri, Chief Emenike Ozichukwu, gave the advice weekend during the official commissioning of the 5-Star hotel situated in Owerri, Imo State capital. Chief Ozichukwu who is also the owner of Kotec Brick Tiles, Regime Gas Plant, Mangrove Delicious and Tummy Tummy Foods bemoaned the desperation of nowadays youths that often cost them their lives, advocating that only patience and hard work could make a serious minded youth rich. The Urualla-born business mogul disclosed his intentions to bring his chains of investment to Imo State, to create jobs for the people of the State.Chief Ozichukwu said he loves investing in Igboland, and as such Ndigb...
APC will be in power for a long time – Chief Orie

APC will be in power for a long time – Chief Orie

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flags off revalidation, registration exercise in Ohaji Egbema By Stanley Okehie A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Managing Director of Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, ISOPADEC, Chief Charles Orie has said that his party, APC will be in power for a very long time. Orie also claimed that APC is the largest party in Africa and urged members to revalidate their membership.While advising those who have turned 18 years to register for the party, Orie called on opposition party members to join APC. The ISOPADEC MD spoke at his country home in Umuokuzu – Umuokanne, Ohaji Egbema Council Area after revalidating his membership of the party at his Ekwuato Ward in Umuokuzu. Orie, who disclosed that Ekwuato Ward has 14 booths and all of them...
AFAN sets up committees to organise first Farmers Day/General Assembly in Imo

AFAN sets up committees to organise first Farmers Day/General Assembly in Imo

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Chairman All Farmers Association of Nigeria-AFAN Imo State Chapter Dr Vitus Ayo Enwerem last Thursday restated the need for government at all levels to look the way of farmers as the surest route to ensure food sufficiency and security in Nigeria. Enwerem a seasoned farmer and strategic leader in the agricultural sector said farmers are too many in Nigeria with huge potentials that could turn “our fortunes around” however noted that these potentials and their consequential benefits have not been tapped fully by the drivers of government in the Africa's most populous country. He stated this at the second meeting of the Planning Committee charged with the responsibility of organizing the first ever Imo Famers General Assembly otherwise known as Farmers Day. The AFAN chair urged t...
Eke-Ukwu Owerri market to be ready in 18 months

Eke-Ukwu Owerri market to be ready in 18 months

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The Commissioner for Commerce and Industry Comrade Simon Ebegbulem weekend embarked on an inspection of the ongoing Eke ukwu market construction at Douglas Road Owerri, giving an indication that the project will be ready within 18 months. In just a few weeks, the roads of Douglas had been cleared, and the badly built and uncompleted Somto hospital is gradually being transformed into a multi million naira ultra modern market, thanks to His Excellency, Gov. Hope Uzodimma. The MD of Amanda Group Ltd, handling the market project, Mr Obinna Obi who took the Commissioner and some APC leaders in Owerri Zone round the site, updated them on the progress of work at the site.Construction workers were seen committedly digging ridges, clearing debris, making foundation and other general ...
Blood bath in Owerri, Lawyer, Poly Student murdered in cold blood

Blood bath in Owerri, Lawyer, Poly Student murdered in cold blood

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NBA, Police react An Imo-based lawyer, identified as N.H. Nwankwo, Esq has been found butchered in his office located at 43 School Road, Owerri, Imo State. It was gathered that Nwankwo went to his office on Saturday, but failed to return home prompting his family to call his colleague to check up on him. On Sunday morning, his colleague arrived at the office and saw blood traces on the locked door of Nwankwo's office. So, he immediately went to get the police to open the door and they found the lifeless body of the lawyer who was obviously butchered with a cutlass. In a statement released on Sunday, February 7, Secretary of Imo State branch of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Chinedu Agu gave the chilling account of how the deceased was found dead in his office. ...
Imo NUJ congratulates Mr Chris Njoku over election victory

Imo NUJ congratulates Mr Chris Njoku over election victory

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The Nigeria Union of Journalists, Imo Council, has congratulated Mr Chris Njoku, a correspondent with the Nations newspaper on his victory as the Chairman of the Correspondent Chapel after its election held Thursday Jan. 4, 2021. The Council Chairman, Comrade Chris Akaraonye gave the commendation in a press statement issued in Owerri on Friday. He congratulated the chapel for the peaceful conduct of the election. He urged the new executive to carry other members along for the growth and development of journalism in particular and the state in general. The NUJ Chairman advised the new executive to look into the issue of some of its members suspended from the chapel and others not enrolled in the chapel and resolve the issues for a way forward. He described the correspondent ch...
Why Okorocha should face his senatorial businesses – Batos Nwadike

Why Okorocha should face his senatorial businesses – Batos Nwadike

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Scores Uzodimma high on achievements in one year Chief Batos Nwadike is the Special Adviser to Governor Hope Uzodimma on Political Matters. Popularly known as Oyi of Igboland, Batos is confident that the Governor is standing on a sure footing and his administration will definitely, bring good tidings to the people of the State. Oyi, in an interview with Nigerian Newsguide weekend, scored Uzodimma high in his first year in office, while cautioning detractors to steer clear.Oyi said it is anti-democratic for Senator Rochas Okorocha to continue to meddle in the workings and running of Imo State, where he held sway for eight years and advised the Imo West Senator to park and go and face his senatorial businesses.Excerpts: The PDP in the State has said that the governor has achiev...