Imo-State News

Okorocha urges Nigerians to work for unity
Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged Nigerians to always work for the nation’s unity. The governor said there is need to avoid toeing the lines of unpatriotic politicians who use religion and ethnic divisive methods to cause disaffection among Nigerians. He noted that as Nigeria attained 54 years of.....
Imo police ban vigilantes from bearing firearms
The Imo State Police Command has banned vigilante groups and the Imo Security Network from bearing firearms. Governor Rochas Okorocha established the security network shortly after taking charge of state affairs. Similarly, the police warned that any person or group of persons found to be in possession of firearms at.....
13 die in Owerri auto crash
A heart rending spectacle played out yesterday along the ever-busy Owerri-Aba federal highway as no fewer than 13 out of the 14 people in a commuter bus, perished in a ghastly road accident. unfortunate citizens lost their lives when the commercial vehicle they were travelling in had a head on.....
Ohakim: Despite Our Mistakes, We’re Still the Best
Former Governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, recently declared his intention to return to office in next year’s election. In this Interview with journalists, he situated in context the reason he is running. Amby Uneze presents the excerpts: You have declared to run for the governorship election in Imo.....
Goods Worth Millions Destroyed in Owerri Main Market Inferno
Goods worth several millions were destroyed as a result of fire incident which razed a section of the Owerri Main Market, Imo State, yesterday. Most affected was the Shopping Plaza housing fashion and phones shops. The cause of the inferno could not be immediately established, though eye witness accounts alleged that.....
Rochas Okorocha commences monthly donation of N1m to APC state chapters
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has commenced monthly donation of N1 million to every state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the country to give the party supporters a sense of belonging where the APC is in opposition. Speaking with newsmen in Katsina shortly after presenting N1 million.....
Ohakim Joins Imo Guber Race
Immediate past governor of Imo state, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, has declared to contest the 2015 governorship election in the state, stating that his ambition is to complete the laudable projects, programmes initiated by his administration between 2007 and 2011. Ohakim, who lamented what he described as maladministration of Imo state.....
Imo monarchs apologise to Okorocha over Ihedioha’s comment
Traditional rulers in the three Mbaise local governments of Aboh, Ezinihitte and Ahiazu in Imo State, have apologised to Governor Rochas Okorocha for what they described as unwarranted embarrassment meted to him during the 2014 Iri ji annual cultural festival by the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka.....
Political intolerance: APGA, PDP billboards destroyed in Imo
What looks like political intolerance is brewing very fast in Imo State, following the massive destruction of billboards erected by loyalists of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, and the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Obowo and Njaba local council areas of the state. Our correspondent who monitored the development, observed.....
2015: I don’t need Nzeribe’s endorsement –Okorocha
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha yesterday stated that the reported endorsement of Chief Emeka Ihedioha, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and  gubernatorial aspirant, by Senator Francis Arthur Nzeribe, is a sign of failure. Nzeribe, Okorocha said, had never backed a credible candidate. The governor, who was reacting to.....
Nzeribe Endorses Ihedioha for Imo Guber
The maverick politician and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Arthur Francis Nzeribe, has publicly stated that his support for the 2015 gubernatorial ticket of his party goes to the Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha. He even vowed to deploy all it takes to ensure.....
Imo: Contractors flee with mobilisation fees
When Chief Rochas Okorocha came on board as Governor of Imo State, he told the world that he was in a haste to develop the state. One of the major issues he tackled almost immediately was the rehabilitation or reconstruction of the road network in the state. He went to.....

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