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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...
Onwuegbu appointed Imo Coordinator, Coalition of APC Support Groups

Onwuegbu appointed Imo Coordinator, Coalition of APC Support Groups

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A prominent youth leader and political strategist Prince Darlington Onwuegbu has been appointed the Imo State Coordinator, Coalition of APC Support Groups. The letter confirming Onwuegbu's appointment was signed by the National Vice Chair and Zonal Chairman of the group Mazi Chuzzy Anagwu Nnodu as well as the Southeast Secretary Dr J.E Truth. An introductory letter addressed to the State Chairman of APC in Imo state, Prince Marcellenus Nlemigbo by the top Organisation urged the party boss to work together with Onwuegbu and his team to ensure victory and all round success for APC in Imo state. Prince Nlemigbo in his subsequent response to the appointment of Mr Onwuegbu pledged his support and that of the APC State Working Committee in Imo for Prince Darlington Onwuegbu and his te...
OPOCA to Okorocha– Apologize to Gov. Uzodimma, Imolites or face recall

OPOCA to Okorocha– Apologize to Gov. Uzodimma, Imolites or face recall

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By Stanley Okehie Orlu Political Consultative Assembly (OPOCA), an apex political body in Orlu Senatorial District has given the former Governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West in the Senate, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, 48 hours to apologize to Governor Hope Uzodimma and the people of the State or face recall from the senate.OPOCA said the ultimatum became necessary due to what it tagged “brigandage, thuggery, hooliganism and lawlessness exhibited by the former governor on Sunday February 21, when he broke into Royal Spring Palm Hotel along Akachi road, a property sealed by the state government. In a press conference at NUJ New Secretariat, Tuesday, National President of OPOCA, Chief Barr. Rex Anunobi, who read a text signed by him and 11 others, advised Okorocha ...
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 ...

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...
Owerri West now 90% APC – Onyemaechi

Owerri West now 90% APC – Onyemaechi

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Leads revalidation exercise in his Avu /Oforola ward 1 The member representing Owerri West constituency and Leader of APC caucus Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. Kanayo Onyemaechi (Dele) has kick-started the APC membership registration and revalidation exercise in his booth 008, community secondary school, Olaukwu with a promise to ensure that his party wins any election in Owerri West any time any day. The action Lawmaker said with the ongoing APC revalidation exercise , all the political parties in Owerri West have collapsed into the party, revealing that the local government area is now 90% APC.Hon. Onyemaechi therefore assured His Excellency, Governor Hope Uzodimma that his constituency is for him and needs not entertain any fear in that regard.The APC membership regist...
At last, PDP reconciles Ihedioha, Samdaddy

At last, PDP reconciles Ihedioha, Samdaddy

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Anyanwu pleads with aggrieved members to return home for party business The long political rift between former Imo State Governor Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha and ex-Imo East Senator, Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu has finally been laid to rest. A statement by Senator Samuel Anyanwu’s media assistant Ikenna Onuoha weekend indicated that a truce was brokered for the two top political leaders in Owerri zone, whose political fights may have denied the senatorial district some goodies. The truce was said to be brokered by the PDP National Reconciliatory Committee led by a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Austin Okpara. Reacting to the development, Sen. Samuel Anyanwu regretted that members of the opposition had leveraged on the misunderstanding in the PD...
Joy at last Imo Govt flags off construction of Naze-Nekede-Ihiagwa-Obinze road

Joy at last Imo Govt flags off construction of Naze-Nekede-Ihiagwa-Obinze road

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…Hon. Kanayo Onyemaechi's 2021 "Prophecy" comes to fulfilment…Lawmaker commends Uzodimma…Students, Imolites jubilate Unlike many religious prophets whose prophecies most times hit the bar, a certain political prophet and Member representing Owerri West in the Imo State House of Assembly, Hon Kanayo Onyemaechi (Dele) had his major 2021 "prophecy" come to fulfilment on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. The long awaited construction of the Naze-Nekede-Ihiagwa-Obinze road which had remained a nightmare and burning issue in Imo state has been flagged off, which work is physically, currently on with supersonic speed is Hon. Kanayo Onyemaechi's 2021 "prophecy" that came to fulfilment. The Lawmaker who is also House Committee Chair on Lands, Survey and Physical Planning had in his new year ...
Uche Nwosu mourns Emma Ojinere

Uche Nwosu mourns Emma Ojinere

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…Says he was a good man Former Chief of Staff, Government House, Owerri and AA Guber Candidate in the 2019 election in Imo state, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu has joined eminent Nigerians, Imolites and indeed the Mbaise nation in mourning the demise of a top Imo politician and business mogul, Engr Emma Ojinere. In a short tribute via his verified Facebook account, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu said he enjoyed good political association with late Engr. Ojinere whom he said would be missed by the Rescue Mission family, a political structure of the former Imo state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha.Nwosu's message reads thus: "I am saddened by the news of Engineer Emma Ojinere's death. He was a good man whom I enjoyed good political association with, and he will be sorely missed by all of us at the ...
Elom takes over from Nwajiuba as new Vice-Chancellor, Alex Ekwueme Varsity (AE-FUNAI)

Elom takes over from Nwajiuba as new Vice-Chancellor, Alex Ekwueme Varsity (AE-FUNAI)

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Sunday Ogechukwu Elom, a Professor of Medical Biochemistry has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State. Nigerian NEWSGUIDE learnt that Elom takes over from Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, the pioneer Vice Chancellor of the University whose tenure has just elapsed.Until his appointment which was announced through a press release endorsed by the Registrar and Secretary of the Council, Mrs. Odisa C. Oleke on Tuesday, 19th January, 2021, Elom was the immediate past Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic at the institution. Prof. Sunday Oge Elom was born on 5th November, 1961 in Ekwashi, Ngbo in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He has more than 14 years of post professorial and uninterrupted academic and administrati...
Christopher Nwaneri emerges Chairman of Umuihugba-Umuodu Youth Organization

Christopher Nwaneri emerges Chairman of Umuihugba-Umuodu Youth Organization

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By Stanley Okehie Mr. Christopher Nwaneri has emerged Chairman of Umuihugba-Umuodu Youth Organization in an election held Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Umuihugba Civic Hall, Owerri, Imo State. Nwaneri polled 68 votes to beat other contestants, Onyealisi Henry and Okeonu Kingsley who scored two votes each. His emergence makes him a member of Umuihugba Welfare and Development Union (UWDU) – a council of eminent and selected members of Umuihugba-Umuodu Autonomous community. Ngoka Ifeanyi polled 63 votes to emerge Vice Chairman of the association after defeating Ihebom Kennedy who secured only four votes. Nwamadu Chimaraoke emerged Secretary of the youth body. He polled 42 votes to defeat Prince Anoruo Obinna and Osuji Chijioke who got four and 21 votes respectively. Swearin...
Gov. Uzodinma says Politicians, Civil Servants are destroying Imo

Gov. Uzodinma says Politicians, Civil Servants are destroying Imo

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By Stanley Okehie Governor Hope Uzodinma has accused Imo State politicians and civil servants of destroying the State. The governor also alleged that Imo State was a cemetery before he took over the reins of power as governor in January 15th. Uzodinma who spoke during a grand reception programme organized in his honour by the people of Oru Nation (Oru East and Oru West), told Imo citizens to blame civil servants for their failures as they also blame politicians. He said Imo State can only be repaired when both politicians and civil servants work together.He lashed out on civil servants who receive multiple salaries and team up with politicians to steal and sell government lands. The Governor said, “Those of you who are employed by the government, who receive multiple salaries, wh...
TEAM EZIOBODO LIFTS HON. ONYEMAECHI’S SHARED PROSPERITY FOOTBALL TROPHY IN OWERRI WEST

TEAM EZIOBODO LIFTS HON. ONYEMAECHI’S SHARED PROSPERITY FOOTBALL TROPHY IN OWERRI WEST

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By Stanley Okehie The football tournament sponsored by the Member representing Owerri West State Constituency in Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. Kanayo Onyemaechi has ended, with Team Eziobodo coasting to victory with the sum of N500,000 and a trophy. Team Eziobodo scored three goals to beat Team Obinze in the finals played at Baptist Church Field, Obinze. A severe defensive blunder by Obinze players placed Eziobodo ahead of the game and just before the close of half time, striker Chikwesiri from Eziobodo netted another goal from outside the 18-yard box.75 minutes into the game, Team Obinze conceded a 3rd goal, before scoring a late consolation goal at the 80th minute.Team Obinze got N250,000 cash and bronze medal. Team Ihiagwa emerged 3rd in the tournament and were give...
IMSU: Uzodimma commends Buhari over TETFUND, NDDC projects

IMSU: Uzodimma commends Buhari over TETFUND, NDDC projects

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Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over TETFUND and NDDC projects carried out in Imo State University, Owerri.This was made known in a release by the Governor's Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachuku. Muhammadu Buhari The release:Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma has reiterated his determination to return the Imo State University to its past glory, noting that it is a task he must accomplish. He did when he paid a facility tour to the University on Thursday in the company of senior government officials.While on the inspection of key facilities at the university, Governor Uzodimma thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the construction of the on-going male hostel by NDDC, as well as the TETFUND projects to be used as ho...
Defection: Gov. Dave Umahi was right afterall

Defection: Gov. Dave Umahi was right afterall

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The noise and angry reactions trailing the eventual defection of Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi to the ruling All Progressives Congress-APC are enormous such that the discussion has refused to abate over one week after the deed was done. Most PDP leaders, members, supporters and fans call Umahi all sorts of unprintable names, casting aspersions and heaping effervescent curses on the man. Umahi's sin is not that he is an under-performer in governance or that he possibly stole and squandered the common patrimony of Ebonyi people. His only sin was that he took “a selfish decision” common among Nigerian politicians. What was that “ill-advised decision”? he jumped the ship and ditched a political party that many argued made him all he is politically today. Granted, politics is such ...

2023 Presidency: Ndigbo should be forceful in their demands

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For the umpteenth time, Southeast people appear not to believe in anything Presidency in 2023. The zone by every calculation and permutation is highly favoured to produce the President of Nigeria come 2023. Many, especially those from the north who care less about the unity, equity, political balancing and fairness are still hoping and expecting to retain power in the region that would have completed its eight years by 2023. Most of our people in the southeast are very much at home with the erroneous and leftist impression that once the north produces a presidential candidate, that person is automatically the winner. The propounders and promoters of this theory curiously hold tenaciously to the fact that the North is one indivisible entity. They jettison overboard the fact that North C...
Imo Govt to Restore Illegally Allocated Lands To Original Owners

Imo Govt to Restore Illegally Allocated Lands To Original Owners

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Reprieve came the way of Imo people whose lands were forcefully and illegally acquired by the previous government(s) as Governor Hope Uzodimma's administration has approved the restoration of such lands to their original owners.The decision to return the lands to their original owners was reached on Wednesday at the weekly State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Uzodimma. Briefing the media after the meeting, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, supported by Commissioner for Works, Raph Nwosu, Commissioner for Transportation, Rex Anunobi, Commissioner for Environment Iyke Njoku and the Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser to the Governor, Oguwike Nwachuku, explained that Council has adopted the Whitepaper on the Judicial Panel of inquiry on l...
Publish names of “ghost workers” you uncovered in LGAs and their sponsors if you are real – Civil servants tell Izuogu

Publish names of “ghost workers” you uncovered in LGAs and their sponsors if you are real – Civil servants tell Izuogu

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The claim by the Permanent Secretary, Local Government Service Commission Rosemary Izuogu that she had uncovered no fewer than 300 ghost workers in LGAs in Imo may not be completely correct but a ploy to decieve the governor with bogus figures to justify her illegal stay in office. Accordingly therefore some stakeholders and civil servants in the LGAs in Imo are asking Mrs Izuogu who is also the Verification Panel Chair to summon the courage and publish names of the so called ghost workers and their aiders. Speaking to Nigerian Newsguide weekend and making reference to some national dailies where Mrs Izuogu made the bogus claim, the council workers made it emphatically clear that they were 100 percent in support of the governor's efforts to rid the system of corruption and sharp practi...