End of Sars Brutality: Gov. Hope Uzodinma Approves release of #2B for youth Empowerment,

End of Sars Brutality: Gov. Hope Uzodinma Approves release of #2B for youth Empowerment,

In fulfilling his promise of initiating a dedicated empowerment package to address the needs of youths in Imo state, the state Governor, Hope Uzodimma has approved the immediate release of a takeoff fund of two billion naira out of the six billion naira earmarked for an accelerated youth empowerment programme. The Governor disclosed this in a statewide broadcast in Owerri the Imo state capital on Saturday. Governor Uzodinma said the two billion naira will be deployed for the training of the first batch of beneficiaries of the scheme known as the Imo State Special Youth Empowerment and Intervention Programme which will commence next week. He added that an estimated number of 500,000 Imo youths in different skills acquisition will be given start-up capital. While also assuring Imo indigenes that the security operatives are on the trail of those that masterminded the carnage and destruction of properties in the state, he noted that the 24 hours curfew earlier imposed in all parts of the state has been reviewed. According to him, the curfew will now be between 6 pm and 6 am. ©️ Channels

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Imo CP dismisses 11 Cops, Investigates 19 others for corruption

Imo CP dismisses 11 Cops, Investigates 19 others for corruption

The Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Isaac Akinmoyede, has dismissed 11 policemen in the state for corruption. According to the CP, no fewer than 19 others are currently being investigated by the command for corrupt practices and other unprofessional conducts. Akinmoyede, who spoke during a radio programme in Owerri, the state capital, said the command had no tolerance for acts that put the image of the Nigeria Police Force in disrepute. The CP disclosed that the dismissed policemen were found to had indulged in acts considered to be contrary to the oath they took during their enlistment into the Force. He stressed that the acts were against the rule of engagements in NPF. The CP advised the people of the state to keep bringing to his attention, actions of officers which negate the standard of professional engagements. He said the command was also investigating issues of extortion of the citizens at checkpoints. An official in the state command confirmed this to our correspondent, saying, “As of the last count, 11 officers have been dismissed from the force with about 19 being investigated in Imo State. They were found to have engaged in acts that damaged t

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Imo Speaker lied, Ihedioha gifted us 2019 SUV- Oguta House Member

Imo Speaker lied, Ihedioha gifted us 2019 SUV- Oguta House Member

The lawmaker representing Oguta state constituency at the Imo State House of Assembly, Frank Ugboma, has described as false, a statement made by the Speaker of the State Assembly, Collins Chiji, that former governor Emeka Ihedioha gave lawmakers refurbished vehicles as official cars. The speaker made the claim at a state function in Owerri, on Wednesday. However, Ugboma who is the deputy minority leader of the House, on Thursday urged the speaker to stop “bootlicking.” Ugboma said, “I refuse to believe that the Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Mr. Chiji Collins, actually made such statement as credited to him, but if he did, I say, that it is most unfortunate, appalling and embarrassing to the entire 9th House because that statement is false. “May I inform the general public that the official vehicles under reference are 2019 Brand new Prado Jeeps given to the House members in the year 2019. One wonders how imaginable a 2019 model Prado Jeep could be refurbished in the same 2019.” Copyright PUNCH

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Sex for Mark: Imo Varsity Probes HOD in Viral Video

The Imo State University, Owerri, has set up a committee to investigate the authenticity of the footage circulating on the Internet in which the Head of Department of Biochemistry of the institution, Prof. Emmanuel Agumuo, was allegedly having sex with ones of his students.   The HoD, who was handcuffed in the footage, was arrested by plain-clothed security men. Sources said the don, apart from allegedly collecting N150,000 as bribe from the female student, also demanded sex from her in order to pass her. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told our correspondent, “The female student, who is about getting married, had issues with her result after her mates had graduated. She approached her Head of the Department, but he demanded N150,000 bribe, which she paid. The professor also demanded sex from her. “The professor rejected the girl’s plea that she was getting married soon. The girl then played along with the aid of security men. The don was arrested naked in a room with the girl. Of course, the nude video is all over the Internet.” Responding to the brewing scandal, the university said that it had set up a committee to investigate the authe

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Gun men attack police men, snatch rifles

Suspected armed robbers have attacked policemen at Egbu in Owerri and Owerre Nkworji in the Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State, respectively The robbers attacked the policemen at Nkwerre on Monday, gave a sergeant machete cuts and snatched his service rifle. Our correspondent learnt that the armed robbers set ablaze the operational vehicles of the policemen. Our source said that the sergeant, who was rushed to hospital in Orlu with multiple machete cuts, died on Tuesday. The source said, “Hoodlums suspected to be robbers on Monday attacked policemen at Owerre Nkworji. The Siena vehicle the policemen were in was set ablaze. One of the police officers was given several machete cuts. He was rushed to a hospital at Orlu. He died on Tuesday.” Similarly, hoodlums on Tuesday attacked policemen at Egbu in Owerri, the state capital. Eyewitnesses told our correspondent that the hoodlums, who laid siege, snatched a service rifle from one of the officers and equally gave one of the officers machete cuts. Our correspondent learnt that the wounded cop was rushed to an undisclosed hospital. When contacted the state Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyede, conf

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Job racketeering rocks Federal Poly Nekede

Job racketeering rocks Federal Poly Nekede

I’m not involve – Rector DESTINY Isinwa The Rector of Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri, Dr. Michael Chidiebere Arimanwa and staff of the institution have been accused of indulging in job racketeering within the institution. Daily Nigerian Horn gathered that one Mr. Norbert Nworie who is a staff of the institution allegedly collected over 47 million naira from various individuals and staff of the institution with promise of offering them job in the institution but was later denied by the rector. When our correspondent contacted Mr. Norbert Nworie on phone, he admitted facing panel in the institution and said it wasn’t a job racketeering issue because he acted on the instruction of the Rector who he is surprised for his denial. “There is no element of truth in the thing that has to do with racketeering that concerns me, I am only an obedient servant of the Rector who asked me to source fund and help him pay it to an agent he sent that brought waiver for him: waiver is approval for employment and exactly that I did, source for fund, paid to his agent and agent went to Abuja, did the logistics and got waiver for him.” “I am only a victim of circumstance to the man th

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Imo House of Assembly members fight dirty, 2 members injured

The member representing Ahiazu Mbaise State Constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly, Hon Samuel Otuibe, is said to have engaged in a show of shame by allegedly throwing a wine bottle at a female colleague, an act considered by many as the height of unparliamentary conduct and behavour. A House of Assembly source who spoke to our reporter on condition of anonymity, said the incident happened at a caucus of the All Progressive Congress members in the House meeting convened by the Speaker, Rt Hon (Dr) Chiji Collins. But when members, for whatever reason, objected to the meeting being held in the Speaker’s lodge, it was then held at the Deputy Speaker’s official residence. According to him, “when members were allowed to air their views after the Speakers initial remarks, Hon Ngozi Obiefule, who represents Isu State Constituency, in her contribution accused the Speaker of peddling falsehood against her, in a bid to malign and tarnish her hard earned image and reputation. Hon Otuibe, instead of allowing her to fully air her views, allegedly tried to shout her down. This infuriated some of the lawmakers who were not comfortable with the way Otuibe spoke, including Hon Uj

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Imo Government Publishes 8 Names involved in Pension Fraud

Chinonso Alozie – Owerri The Imo State government yesterday made public of its findings in the payroll system regarding pension fraud which involved eight persons said to be receiving N330 million annually as a pension. The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri. The names mentioned were as follows; Ajokubi H. A, (N65, 685, 491. 00) Njoku Damian (N 5,042,439.58) , Obasi Canice (N 3, 460, 366.64), Anyanwu F. N (No, 150, 336. 00), Emenalo Theresa (N 3,058, 592.00), John Sunday (N 2,320624. 00) Ajaegbo E. O (N2, 298,910.34) and Ekedere Eunice (N 32,490, 016. 00). The governor said it also discovered that over one thousand pensioners who retired in 1976 were still receiving a pension, just as he pointed out that pensioners in the verified database have all been paid up to date except those who are still having issues. According to Uzodinma, “The highlight of the fraud was that eight persons, who the governor named, were ea

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