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Imo Pensioners smile as court declears Okorocha’s 60 percent deductions illegal
The protracted battle by Imo state Pensioners with the State government under Governor Rochas Okorocha has ended following Wednesday’s ruling by Justice Olufunke Anuwe of the Owerri division, National Industrial Court, declaring deductions made on the monthly pensions as illegal. The learned judge ruling on the matter brought before her.....
Nigerian catholic community defies Pope Francis, insists on removal of Bishop
The protesters were reportedly backed by the laity, priests and community leaders. Mr. Okpaleke was appointed as Bishop and consecrated by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012, but both the Laity Council and the priests in the diocese rejected his appointment on the grounds that he is not an indigene of.....
Imo PDP replies Okorocha
 ….Describes attack on party as macabre dance of shame Imo State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described Governor Rochas Okorocha’s repeated attack on the party as “a macabre dance of shame, deceit and lies.” The state’s secretary of the party, Nze Raymond Emeana, stated this in reaction to the accusation.....
Why my successor may be stoned — Okorocha
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has sent a warning signal to whoever will take over from him after the expiration of his eight year tenure as the governor of the state, saying that his successor could risk being stoned if his performance falls below the standard he had set.....
Avoid Estate Grabbers, visionless leaders, Uzodimma urges Nigerians as 2019 draws near
The Senator representing Imo –West at the National Assembly and Senate Committee Chairman on Custom,Excise and Tarrif, Hope Uzodinma has warned on the dire consequence of voting Estate grabbers and visionless Politicians into power come 2019. The Omuma-Oru East born Politician made this known in Okigwe,Imo State at the just.....
Okorocha solicits for conversion of FMC, Owerri, to teaching hospital
Posted by Admin The governor of Imo State,His Excellency Rochas Okorocha has called on the Federal Government to convert Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owerri, to a teaching hospital.  The governor made this plea in Owerri,tuesday when the Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, visited to inaugurate six newly.....
Groups allege secrecy in Imo appropriation process
Two Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have accused Imo State Government and the House of Assembly of not keeping transparent budget and appropriation systems for the past 18 years. The NGOs, Imo Citizens Accountability Assembly and Citizens Center for Integrated Development and Social Rights (CCIDESOR), said the lawmakers do not carry.....
Obi, Ohakim disagree on governance crisis
The former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi has said the country’s leadership crisis was caused by leaders who lack foresight and largely docile followers. He spoke at the fifth memorial lecture in honour of Prof. Celestine Onwuliri in Ahiara, Imo State at the weekend. Obi said Nigeria’s leaders, including.....
Police recover AK47 rifle, human skull in shrine
The Imo Police Command, has declared Chidera Njoku, a native doctor, wanted after recovering 90 rounds of AK47 Rifle and a human skull in his shrine. The Commissioner of Police in Imo, Chris Ezike, made this disclosure while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Owerri......
UNICEF Urges Gov Okorocha To Allocate More Resources To PHC
Posted by Admin The United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) yesterday urged Imo State governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha to prioritize and continue to allocate more resources towards revitalization of Primary Health Care services in the state which they said remains the key towards achieving universal health care coverage. UNICEF is currently partnering Imo State.....
Okorocha speaks on Arewa youth threat to Igbos
Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo has advised the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to desist from agitating for secession, saying the Igbos were not ready for another civil war. Mr. Okorocha gave the advice at a news briefing at the Government House in Owerri on Tuesday. He also urged the.....
Jonathan, Obi, Dozie to storm Mbaise for Onwuliri memorial lecture
Posted by Admin Activities toward hosting a hitch free 5th Memorial lecture in honour of late Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Technology, Owerri reaches top gear as former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Ex-Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi prepares to storm Mbaise,Imo state for the annual event.  .....

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