Imo govt house police man murdered at home

Imo govt house police man murdered at home

A police inspector, Haruna Kawura, attached to Imo state Government House, was on Tuesday found dead in the Avana Shell camp in Owerri, the state capital. He was said to had been strangled as his body had bruises, raising suspicion that he was killed. The inspector was said to had gone out for drinks on Monday and his corpse was found strangled on the road on Tuesday morning. When our correspondent visited the scene, residents including policemen were seen discussing the incident in hushed tones. A colleague of the deceased told our correspondent that the inspector's corpse was evacuated by an ambulance from the Government House. A source said " the victim's name is Haruna Kawura.He was an inspector of police and was demobbed from mobile police unit in the North and was posted to Imo state and later to Imo State Government House. "His death was strange. There were bruises on his body. He must have been strangled as there was no gunshot on his body." When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the death of the cop and disclosed that investigation had commenced in the incident. Copyright PUNCH

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Covid 19: Imo Records first case

Covid 19: Imo Records first case

In the earlier hours of today, we were informed by credible sources that there is a confirmed case of Covid-19 infection in Imo State and we have confirmed this to be true. The index case, who is neither a patient nor a member of staff of the hospital, was confirmed positive following standard testing by NCDC officials in the state and has been transferred to FMC Owerri isolation / Holding Centre for monitoring and necessary management protocol. It is important that members are in the know of this development to reinvigorate our exercise of caution as we carry out our essential duties in the hospital. While we await official announcement by relevant authorities on this development, members are advised to reinforce their guard and maintain universal precautions as prescribed in the WHO IPC guidelines. These are no times for panic or unnecessary acts of heroism. Let us continue to adhere to the basic ground rules of avoiding unnecessary movements within the hospital, avoidance of physical contacts as much as possible while keeping to social distancing, regular hand washing and the use of face masks within the hospital environment. We shall continue to monitor the situa

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Covid 19: Kingsley Uju Distributes Relief Materials to Constituents

In line with his focus driven representative commitment to his constituents, the member representing Ohaji/Egbema, Oguta and Oru West Federal Constituency, Hon. Uju Kingsley Chima has distributed food items to his constituents to relieve them of the economic strains of the sit-at-home directive of the government. The lawmaker, who is known for his philanthropic disposition across the Federal Constituency, Saturday 25th, April, distributed the essential food items in all the wards that make up Ohaji/Egbema, Oguta and Oru West Federal Constituency. Some of the food items distributed by the lawmaker to cushion the negative effects of coronavirus on his constituents include a trailer load of rice, a truckload indomie noodles; bags of salt, hand sanitizers and cash donations. Speaking during the distribution of the coronavirus relief package, The DG, Omeudo campaign Organisation, Hon. Henry Igbomezie, speaking on behalf of Hon. Uju Kingsley, advised the beneficiaries to wash their hands regularly, observe social distancing and obey all government regulations rolled out in the fight against the pandemic. Igbomezie stated, Hon. Uju Kingsley is a man who does not fail to live

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Uzodimma Revives Ada palm, Restores Public Water Supply to Owerri

Uzodimma Revives Ada palm, Restores Public Water Supply to Owerri

In a major step that will positively alter the economic and social lives of Imo people, public water supply to owerri metropolis, which has eluded residents for 24 years, will be restored in the next few days. Similarly Adapalm , a major palm oil mill.oowned by the state, which has not produced a drop of palm oil in the last 15 years, now produces 30,000 metric tons of palm oil every day. Whereas residents of Owerri last drank from public taps in 1996, Adapalm which used to be heavy revenue earner for the state stopped production in 2005 as a result of mismanagement and inefficiency. Imo state commissioner for information and strategy, Declan Emelumba, explained that Governor uzodinma decided to revive the two institutions as a means of boosting the state's economy as well as to make live easier for residents of Owerri and Imo people in general. He disclosed that Adapalm now produces 30,000 metric tonnes of palm oil daily with the attendant generation of jobs for the youth and distribive line job creation for the rural people Emelumba recalled that the last turn around maintenance carried out in Otamiri water works was in 1996, hence the governor directed a holis

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Gov. Hope Uzodinma denies renaming Imo State University

Gov. Hope Uzodinma denies renaming Imo State University

Fake News and Gutter Politics on Abba Kyari The attention of the Office of the Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser to the Governor has been drawn to a fake news circulating on the social media, purporting that Governor Hope Uzodimma wants to rename Imo State University, Owerri, after the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari. The author(s) of the fake news had not only credited to the governor what he could not have said, but they criminally wrote the name of his Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser, Mr. Oguwike Nwachuku as the one who signed the purported statement. Since last weekend that Kyari passed on, the same persons have been issuing press statements, forging the logo of government and the name of Mr. Nwachuku with the intent to deceive Imolites in particular and the public in general into believing their propaganda and fake news to be real. Ordinarily, the blackmail by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) through the two fake statements they credited to the Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser to the Governor should have been ignored, knowing that no right thinking person will believe them. In one of such fake statements the

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Gov. Uzodinma appoints 27 TC Chairmen in Imo State

His Excellency Distinquish Sen Hope Uzodinma, the Governor of Imo state, has approved the constitution of interim management committee in the 27 LGA of Imo state. The chairmen of the interim management are as follows: 1. Bar. Emma Njoku - Aboh Mbaise 2. Chief Larry Obinna Chikwe - Ahiazu Mbaise 3. Chief Francis Onyeberechi - Ezinihitte Mbaise 4. Bar. Chidi Okechukwu - Ehime Mbano 5. Olemgbe Chike - Ihette Uboma 6. Hon. C. C ihejirike - Obowo 7. Mrs. Nkechi Mbaonu - Okigwe 8. Charles Mathew Ijezie - Onuimo 9. Chika Okoroike - Isialla Mbano 10. Gloria Mbadigwe - Idea to North 11. Mayor Obinna Nweke - Ngor Okpalla 12. Ambrose Nkwodinma - Owerri municipal 13. Chukwuma Ikeaka - Ideato South 14. Enyioha okechukwu - owerri west 15. Frank Onyejiaka - Nkwerre 16. Kenneth Uka - Isu 17. Emeka Iheanacho - Njaba 18. Cosmos Iwuagwu - Nwangele 19. Mrs. Ifeoma Ndupu - Orlu 20. Hon. Uchenna Osigwe - Orsu 21. Nze Nyerere Ogbonna - Oru east 22. Hon. Emma Mazi - Oguta 23. Amadioha Marcel - Ohaji/Egbema 24. Willie Okoliegwo - Oru west 25. John Eke - Mvaitoli 26. Engr. Lams ibeh - owerri north 27. Mr. Tony Jude iwuamadi - Ikeduru Other committee members for each LG

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