Iri Ji Mbaise: Tambuwal, Ugwuanyi, others rate Imo festival high.

  Festival will boost Imo's economy--Imo Gov Some notable political leaders in the country have praised the rich cultural heritage in Imo State, insisting that one cannot be divorced from the culture and tradition of his land. The governor of Sokoto state, Rt Hon Aminu Tambuwal, has said the Iri Ji Mbaise (New Yam Festival of Mbaise nation) is a culture, if harnessed of its riches, will make Imo State a tourist destination within and outside the country. Tambuwal, a special guest of honour at the 2019 Iri Mbaise Festival held today, 15th August, 2019, , urged the people of Imo State to support Gov. Ihedioha. Tambuwal, who is a former speaker of the National Assembly, described Gov Ihedioha as a man who is result oriented and dedicated to restoring all that the state lost in the past. Meanwhile governor Ugwuanyi of Enugu state has described Mbaise nation as a peace loving and hospitable people who have been consistent in sustaining the age long Iri Ji tradition. This was contained in his address at the Iri Ji Mbaise festival held at Mbaise Secondary School Field. The governor noted that Mbaise nation had shown great desire in hoisting the cultural flag of

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Kingsley Uju Meets NEMA, Others Over Flooding, Insecurity in S’East

Kingsley Uju Meets NEMA, Others Over Flooding, Insecurity in S’East

Reassures Constituents of better days By Ikenna Orioha In order to contain Flooding and Insecurity in the South East particularly Imo State, member representing Ohaji/Egbema/Oguta/Oru West Federal Constituency in the House of Reps, Hon Chima Kingsley Uju, says he had met with the National Emergency Management Agency and other Concerned Relevant Agencies of Government. Uju, before becoming a Rep Member, had provided succour to Flood Victims at the Niger Delta region of Imo State to palliatively cushion their serious problems. Those previous years were witnessed with adverse flood that claimed many lives and ravaged many households with aquatic beings and farm products being destroyed by the scourging flood. Uju disclosed this while having an audience with members of Niger Delta Media Forum at his residence, Umuorji, Ohaji Egbema, Imo State, on Sunday. The outspoken Lawmaker who has been effectively representing the people, interfacing with them, said he would always work cordially with relevant agencies to ensure that Flooding and Insecurity are tackled headlong so that safety, peace and good living will always be the hallmark of the people of the South East especially his

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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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It’s better to have younger govt appointees –Okeahilam, 36-year-old Imo commissioner

It’s better to have younger govt appointees –Okeahilam, 36-year-old Imo commissioner

Chidiebube Okeoma Thirty -six - year -old Ekezie Johnbosco Okeahilam is the Imo State Commissioner for Commerce , Industry and Entrepreneurship . Okeahilam , the youngest commissioner in the state and a first -class graduate, tells CHIDIEBUBE OKEOMA about his transition from the private sector to the public sector Many people have been talking about your age , saying that young people are often not mature enough for top political offices; what is your view on that ? Frankly, I am 36 years old and that is a quite a lot of years . But come to think of it, I will be more impressed if I see a 25 -year -old becoming a commissioner . So I do not see how being a 36 - year -old commissioner in 2019 is a big deal . It is about capacity and the ability to deliver. You graduated with a first -class degree in economics, was Chief Operating Officer for Continental Sports and Head of Business Development, Wakanow , why do you want to occupy a political office at a young age when you can still achieve more feats in the private sector ? Well, I think the minimum age requirement for President of Nigeria is 35 years , so at 36 years old with a master ’ s degree and having graduated with a first

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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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Owerri: MC Duke Surprises Traffic Warder with Complete Uniform

Owerri: MC Duke Surprises Traffic Warder with Complete Uniform

Imo state fine master of ceremony, comedian and social media 'enhancer', McDuke was on the 9th of August 2019 surprised a traffic warder around wetheral-ikenegbu axis with a complete NSCDC uniform to motivate him for his flawless service to humanity. The Mc noted that whenever the man is in control of traffic, there's always free flow in the area. This same spirit that led the spontaneous comedian has directed him many times to reach out to many people who are going through one life challenges or the other. How he does this I don't know but one thing I know is, it must be God working through him. I've watched him solicit funds for disabled persons to help fix them into something, even the poor are not left out, and over the years, he has been a voice to the voiceless. He derives joy helping people which he said makes him feel like a millionaire. JudeBonnisonMedia

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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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Uju Kingsley visits flood ravaged communities in Egbema and Oguta.

Promises to assist flood ravaged communities The Federal law maker who was accompanied by NEMA Officials in the state; Monday, 6th August, defied the rain to visit affected communities at Mmahu, Ogbokofia in Egbema and Eziorsu and Orsu Obodo in Oguta LGA. Hon. Uju Kingsley Chima who was moved to tears on getting to the effected communities stated, "as a member Representing Ohaji/Egbema, Oguta and Oru West Federal Constituency, I will ensure that the affected victims are taken care of in collaboration with other stakeholders for their wellbeing". He called on those whose property were destroyed including farms not to despair as the government is determined to bring succor to the effected communities. In Oguta, most of the communities visited had been submerged by the flood. The lawmaker stated, no life was lost. He called on NEMA, State/Federal Government and other interventionist agencies to assist in ameliorating the sufferings of victims of flood. Uju Kingsley Chima also made cash donations to the affected victims.

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Ihedioha raises the alarm over impersonation

Ihedioha raises the alarm over impersonation

Chidiebube Okeoma The Imo State Governor , Emeka Ihedioha , has raised the alarm that some fraudsters are impersonating him by distributing fake contractor registration forms to unsuspecting members of the public . A statement on Saturday by his Chief Press Secretary , Chibuike Onyeukwu , said the unidentified fraudsters were demanding N 125 ,000 per person. He said the fake forms were about Sustainable Development Goals projects. The statement quoted the governor as saying the fraudsters , who had allegedly opened a bank account, were impersonating his WhatsApp and Facebook pages to advance their fraudulent activities. The governor said security agents had been duly informed of the act , vowing that those behind the fraudulent activities would be brought to justice . The statement read , “The Imo State Government has uncovered an attempt by a fraudulent group of impersonators seeking to dent the name of the Governor of Imo State , Emeka Ihedioha , through the purported distribution of fake contractor registration forms of the SDGs project. “Our findings showed that these fraudsters are using a purported WhatsApp and Facebook pages of the governor , promising t

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