Ararume Sacks Staff for Attending Ihedioha’s Victory party, Order him to Vacate Company Apartment Same Day

Ambrose Nwaogwugwu For Anyanwu Chidiebere, Monday the 23rd of September was just like every other working Monday but he was unaware of what fate had in store for him when he was invited to his M. D's office who happens to be the the biological son of Sen. Ifeanyi Araraume. Anyanwu Chidiebere is a supervisor at EXCLUSIVE STORE LTD in Abuja owned by Senator Ifeanyi Araraume. He was never queried or anything but was ordered to vacate the company's house before an hours time. Puzzled Chidiebere begged for forgiveness although he was not told of any particular reason or offence he committed to have warranted his being sent packing from the company's house and loss of job until he recalled the event that happened penultimate night ago. Anyanwu Chidiebere is from Ahiazu Mbaise LGA of Imo State. On Saturday he had received a call from his Mbaise brothers to come over to Jabi High court in Abuja where the Imo state governorship election petition tribunal were sitting. On his arrival to the place, told Nwaogwugwu, people were jubliating for the victory of his state governor, His Excellency Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, it was from there they proceeded to the maitama residence of the gover

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Ihedioha denies ordering Okorocha’s arrest

Ihedioha denies ordering Okorocha’s arrest

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The governor of Imo state , Emeka Ihedioha , has denied ordering the arrest of the immediate past governor of the state , Rochas Okorocha. Ihedioha in a statement issued in Owerri on Saturday by his Chief Press Secretary , Chibuike Onyeukwu , described as malicious that he ordered the arrest of his predecessor. The governor said that he would continue to obey the rule of law . Ihedioha said that he would not interfere in the graft cases Okorocha was facing at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission . The statement read partly , “As a government , we are also conscious of the hate campaign against Governor Emeka Ihedioha , including , but not limited to the malicious allegation that he ordered the arrest of a citizen , the former Governor of the state , Chief Rochas Okorocha.” “Nothing can be farther from the truth . The Governor , who has a distinguished career and concluded his legislative assignment as a Presiding Officer of the House of Representatives , has also built an enduring reputation for respect for rule of law and the independence of the different arms of government . ” “In the alleged criminal matters involving the fo

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Okorocha blasts Imo PDP over petition to IGP against him

The immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has tackled the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over a petition against him by the party to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), accusing him of making inciting comments against Governor Emeka Ihedioha’s administration. The petition, which was signed by the state secretary of the party, Nze Ray Emeana, and made available to journalists yesterday, urged the IGP to look into Okorocha’s comments while addressing his supporters during his return to the state last Tuesday and call him to order. But in his reaction, Okorocha described the letter as “deceitful and an afterthought”, urging the IGP to disregard the petition. A statement signed by Okorocha’s Special Adviser, Media, Sam Onwuemeodo, said: “Governor Emeka Ihedioha-led PDP government in Imo State has sent a letter to the IGP to call the beloved former governor of the State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha to order, because according to them, he was inciting his supporters to cause trouble. “Governor Ihedioha was also quoted to have said that his predecessor, Owelle Okorocha “stole” not N200 billion again but N1 trillion from the state. “We want to app

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Retired police officer, four others murdered in Imo

Gunmen suspected to be cultists , on Thursday , killed five persons in the Ilile community in the Ohaji / Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State . The incident , which occurred around 3 am , caused pandemonium in the agrarian community . A community source, who did not want his name in print , told our correspondent that the victims included a retired police officer , identified simply as Mr Ukpabi ; the immediate past President -General of the community , Napoleon Amadi; a member of the vigilante group in the community , Uwagwu Eze, and two others . The source said others , who sustained bullets wounds , had been hospitalised. The gunmen , our correspondent learnt, invaded the victims ’ homes and shot their targets before fleeing. The source said , “As we speak , five persons have been confirmed dead . Among the dead are a retired police officer , Mr Ukpabi ; the immediate past President -General of our community , Napoleon Amadi; a member of the vigilante group in our community , Uwagwu Eze , and two others. “Three persons died on the spot, while the two others died in hospitals. Others are lying critically injured in hospitals . The attackers invaded their v

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Emulate Oyo gov, Okorocha tells Ihedioha

Chidiebube Okeoma , Owerri The immediate past governor of Imo State , Rochas Okorocha on Thursday told his successor , Emeka Ihedioha , to emulate his Oyo State counterpart , Seyi Makinde. Okorocha, in a statement by his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo , said Makinde, despite taking over from the All Progressives Congress , promised that he would not cancel good policies undertaken by his predecessor. Okorocha insisted that Ihedioha had a vendetta against him . He said , “On Wednesday , August 14 , 2019 , Governor Emeka Ihedioha announced the constitution of a seven -man Judicial Commission of Inquiry on land allocations from June 2006 to May 2019. “Looking at the members of the panel, who are all card -carrying members of the Peoples Democratic Party , and their terms of reference, one would have no other option but to conclude that the governor , as usual , has his target or mission , which is to continue his vendetta against the past APC government in the state and the man who headed it, Senator Rochas Okorocha.” He added , “For instance , the Prof Jude Njoku ’s education committee took no other action but to take over the PPP -oriented Eastern Palm University and also scrapp

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Ihedioha approves full salaries for Imo civil servants

Ihedioha approves full salaries for Imo civil servants

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The governor of Imo state , Emeka Ihedioha , has given executive approval for the complete payment of salaries to the workers of the state . The governor ’s approval was conveyed in a circular addressed to senior civil servants by the Accountant General of the state , Donald Igbo . The memo which was dated August 5 was sighted by our correspondent in Owerri on Friday . The circular partly read “ I am directed to refer to government House letter No GH / PL/ S111 / 141 dated 1 st August 2019 , on the above subject and convey His Excellency’s , Hon Emeka Nkem Ihedioha , Governor of Imo state approval to commence the payment of 100 % salaries to Imo state workers ,with effect from 1st August , 2019.” “You are therefore directed to submit your August 2019 salary with total adherence to 100 % salary structure agreed and signed by the government and joint labour Unions in 2011 .” “Please be informed that any other allowance ( s) or approval to a particular MDA outside the harmonized and approved 2011 salary table should seek revalidation /approval from his Excellency , the governor of Imo State before it can be used or accepted .” “I am furth

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Govt appointments: Women still marginalized-Princess Anene

Govt appointments: Women still marginalized-Princess Anene

By AFAM Echi A female protagonist and gender equality advocate, Princess Calista Anene has risen in protest to condemn the poor representation of women in the recent political appointments made by the Imo State government. The Oguta born Princess spoke at the side line shortly after the swearing in of the state Commissioners Wednesday at the Ahiajoku Arts and Culture centre. Fuming that only two women were appointed in the Ihedioha’s Rebuild team to take Imo to higher level she wondered why the governments finds it very difficult to respect the 35% Affirmative action stipulated by the United Nations. The Canadian based advocate for good governance insisted that women should be fairly represented in this PDP government led by Governor Ihedioha because according to her women fought more than men during the campaigns and elections with their adult children as the major voters. While she expressed gratitude to the governor for finding the women worthy, she also hoped that the governor will be magnanimous enough to give more women appointments in the subsequent positions to be filled. In her words, ‘lots of women who are interested in politics tend to shy away from it

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Ihedioha pulling down my projects at night, Okorocha alleges

Ihedioha pulling down my projects at night, Okorocha alleges

Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri The immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has accused Governor Emeka Ihedioha of plotting to discredit his achievements by secretly pulling down some of his projects at night. Senator Okorocha who made this known in a press statement he issued through his Special Adviser on media, Sam Onwuemeodo, said that “they have indeed, formed the habit of going at night to loot or pull down some of the structures Okorocha built and in the morning they would tell the world that such structures fell down like the waterfall at Freedom Square, Owerri just to blackmail the former governor and discredit his achievements. “And the issue now is that these structures have been standing for years before Ihedioha’s coming and the question now is, why have they begun to fall within the few months he came to power,” Okorocha stated. He further accused the governor of trying to fight back over the defeat they suffered in 2011, and 2015 when he assumed office. “They are also playing the politics of how to remain in power in the state having known that they didn’t win the 2019 governorship election because before now, nobody had become the governor of th

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List of Ihedioha’s Commissioners and their Port folios

List of Ihedioha’s Commissioners and their Port folios

1. Ministry of Justice: Ndukwe Nnawuchi (Owerri Municipal) 2. Ministry of Finance: Prof. Uche Uwaleke (Ihitte Uboma) 3. Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Entrepreneurship: Mr. John. Ekezie Okeahialam (Ezinihitte Mbaise) 4. Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources: Chief Emma Nworgu (Ngor Okpala) 5. Ministry of Health: Dr. Vin Udokwu (Orlu) 6. Ministry of Public Utilities: Hon. Chuma Nnaji (Njaba) 7. Ministry of Education: Prof. Mrs. Viola Adaku Onwuliri (Ahiazu) 8. Ministry of Works: Engr. Benjamin Ekwueme (Orsu) 9. Ministry of Lands, Survey and Physical Planning: Sir. Bon Unachukwu (Ikeduru) 10. Ministry of Youth & Social Development Umez- Eronini Okechukwu Unaeze 11. Ministry of Environment: Hon. Tony Okere 12. Ministry of Information and Orientation: Barr. Emeka Felix Ebiliekwe 13. Ministry of Gender and Vulnerable Groups Affairs: Chief Mrs. Nkeiru Ibekwe (Onuimo) 14. Ministry of Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture: Barr. Chijioke Nzekwe (Nkwerre) 15. Ministry of Technology Development: Mr. Meekam Mgbenwelu (Oru West) 16. Ministry of Transport: Engr. Sly Enwerem 17. Ministry of Budget & Economic Planning: Mr. Regin

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ENTRACO De-silts Blocked Tunnels In Owerri To Avert Floods

The Imo State Environmental Transformation Commission (ENTRACO) headed by the Special Adviser to the governor on Sanitation Hon. Alex Emeziem Jnr has commenced the de-silting of blocked water tunnels occasioned by Okorocha's urban renewal projects in the state capital, Owerri. Hon Emeziem who defiled the early rains on Friday with his team of ENTRACO officials jumped into the blocked tunnels at Okigwe Rd Roundabout from where canopies, planks, rods, pipes, sands, gravels and other construction equipments and materials which apparently were left behind by construction companies that handled the urban renewal projects of immediate past administration. The former Governor of Imo State Senator Rochas Okorocha had embarked on what he described as urban renewal and road expansion within the state capital, leading to closure of duely constructed tunnels more than eight years ago. Consequently, flood at the state capital Owerri has remained a worrisome development, disrupting vehicular and human traffic at any slightest rainfall. RT. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha on the appointment of the ENTRACO General Manager, Hon. Emeziem vowed to reclaim and reposition the state and Owerri with

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