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Okorocha: I’m leaving N42.5bn for the incoming governor

The outgoing Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, on Monday said he would be handing over N42.5bn to his successor, Emeka Ihedioha. He said he decided to keep the money for the incoming governor so that there would not be excuses in carrying out government’s activities. Okorocha spoke while inaugurating 11 new

Photos of victims of Sunday attack by herdsmen in Imo

The relatives to the victims were captured evacuating one of the deceased. It should be recalled that it was reported that two persons, were attacked by suspected herdsmen as they were trying to stop the herders from grazing on a cultivated land along the road linking Toronto and Road safety junction

Imo Assembly recalls suspended lawmakers six months after

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Five lawmakers suspended by the Imo State House of Assembly have been recalled. They were recalled during a plenary on Tuesday, which was presided over by the Speaker, Acho Ihim. The recalled lawmakers were Chiji Collins (Isiala Mbano), Uche Oguwuike (Ikeduru), Ifeanyi Nnataraonye (Mbaitoli), Donatus Onuigwe (Oru West), and Kenna Nzeruo (Oru

Rochas: I’m handing over a viable state

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Monday said he was handing over a viable and secured state to the governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha. According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, the governor spoke when he received the new commander of 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, Yusuf Tukura,

I will turn Imo state bad news to a good story -Ihedioha

Imo State governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, has promised to turn what he called the bad news of the state to a good story. Ihedioha spoke in Owerri, the state capital, on Wednesday during the inauguration of his transition committee. The governor-elect said he would be leveraging the experiences of many professionals who were

Imo Reps lobby over who’ll become the next speaker

By Chinonso Alozie Owerri—Intense lobbying has begun over who becomes the next Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly. Investigations yesterday by Vanguard in Owerri, discovered that six House of Assembly members-elect from Imo North senatorial district, have engaged in moves and counter-moves to woo their colleagues from other zones. Many

Okorocha accuses Imo REC of working for PDP

Stanley Uzoaru,Owerri Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has accused the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof Francis Ezeonu of working for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last governorship election in the state. He alleged by the REC’s action, he has succeeded in wreaking democracy in the state. The governor, who said this

Collation of results abruptly suspended in Imo

Collation and announcement of results have been abruptly suspended in Imo following violent protests at the INEC collation centre in Owerri on Monday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that trouble started when the returning officer from Ideato South Local Government was asked by the Imo REC, Prof. Francis Ezeonu, to

Okorocha faces possible suspension over alleged anti-party activities

The Imo State Working Committee, SWC, of All Progressives Congress, APC, has petitioned National Working Committee, NWC, urging the party to take appropriate disciplinary actions against Governor Rochas Okorocha over alleged anti-party activities. This was contained in a release signed by the state’s APC Publicity Secretary, Mr. Nwabueze Oguchienti. Oguchienti’s statement

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