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Childbirth Complications traced to FGM in Imo—UNICEF
  The United Nations International Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has warned on the rising cases of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Imo State. According to UNICEF  68 percent of women in the state are affected by the practice in Imo State. Speaking at a two-day training of community champions to accelerate.....
Group advocates for Igbo language in schools
 Posted by Admin THE Whelan Research Academy has called for change in our School Curriculum making Igbo language a compulsory course in the general studies programme. The call was from the Founder of the Research Academy,Monsignor Theophilus Okere in Owerri as according to him the move would help in the promotion.....
Imo Air begins Operation with maiden flight to Owerri Airport
Posted by Admin Imo State Tuesday joined the league of Aircraft owners as a maiden flight of Imo Air owned by the Imo State Government,and operated by Dana Air, landed at the Sam Mbakwe Cargo Airport Owerri with the first set of passengers, and with the State governor, Owelle Rochas.....
Imo State approves N2 billion for rehabilitation of oil communities
-Bans excavation at Njaba River bank The Imo State has approved N2billion for rehabilitation of infrastructure in Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta local councils of the state. Governor Rochas Okorocha announced this when members of the State Amnesty Committee visited him at the Government House, Owerri, to brief him on the development.....
Ideato-South Community gets first hospital
 • Mbisiogu commended for his large heart A philanthropist and Industrialist of note, Mr Festus Mbisogu, has donated a hospital towards alleviating the health challenges of his people in Umuchima,Ideato-South local Government Area,Imo State In his account as to what led to the new hospital project,Mr Mbisogu states “I had.....
Political future of Igbos rests in APC – Okorocha
Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo has reiterated that the political future of the Igbo race can only be guaranteed in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr. Okorocha, the Chairman of APC Governors Forum, said that South-East could not afford to be in opposition party, and urged all Igbos living.....
Okorocha has taken Imo backward — Ohakim
A former Governor of Imo state, Ikedi Ohakim, said the present administration under Rochas Okorocha, has taken Imo State backward in terms of  governance. Ohakim stated this, when he stopped to see for himself a water scheme  at Achingali in Obowo Local Government Area of the state, which was built.....
Okorocha is owing us 77 months —Imo pensioners
Pensioners in Imo State, yesterday, protested the continued refusal by Governor Rochas Okorocha to pay them their pensions which ranged between 22 and 77 months in arrears. Scores of pensioners, led by their state chairman, Chief Gideon Ezeji, blocked Okigwe road as well as the entrance to Government House, Owerri......
Group blasts Okorocha for shoddy road construction in Imo
The national coordinator of Imo Believe Initiative for Social Justice, Okey Aduradu, yesterday, called on Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, to make public, the details of contractors handling road projects in the state.  The group made this request in their New Year  message delivered to newsmen in Owerri. According.....
Tony Chukwu grants Scholarship to 40 Undergraduates
From Marume, The fate of 40 undergraduates may have changed as the clinched the 2016 scholarship award from Ehime Mbano- born Construction Executive and Philanthropist, Mr Tony Chukwu and his Wife. The Scholarship Scheme came under the umbrella of Rosy- Tony Scholarship Foundation and is targeted at Ehime-mbano indigenes and.....
Okorocha gives rice, N407m to APC members in Imo
Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo on Wednesday hosted executives of All Progressives Congress (APC) at wards, local governments and state levels and gave them 18,500 bags of rice valued N370 million, in addition to N37 million. Okorocha said during APC stakeholders meeting held at Imo State International Convention, Owerri that.....
My govt finds it hard to pay pensioners – Okorocha
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, has said it was “hard” for his government to pay 1.4billion monthly pension to pensioners in the state. Okorocha revealed this in a release issued to newsmen Sunday, in Owerri, through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodor.  In the release, the governor also.....

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