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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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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Ihedioha shuts hotel, water factory over attack on officials

The Imo State Governor , Emeka Ihedioha , has ordered the immediate shutdown of the M 2 International Guest House , Amakohia , Owerri , and the Tapa Pure Water Factory, Orji , over attacks on officials of the state Environmental Transformation Enforcement Team on Illegal Dumping of Refuse, while performing their lawful duties . The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor , Chibuike Onyeukwu , said in a statement on Tuesday that Ihedioha vowed to discipline any interim management committee chairman of any local government area who failed to keep their area clean . The statement said the governor equally charged his aide on sanitation , Alex Emeziem , to improve on the sanitation of the state . The statement read in part, “Ahead of the Yuletide and towards improving the sanitation in the state , Governor Emeka Ihedioha has charged the chairmen of interim management committees and chairmen of ENTRACO in the 27 local governments in Imo State to rid the state of filth and ensure a healthy environment. “He also warned that he would not hesitate to take appropriate actions against any LGA chairman or ENTRACO official , who fail to keep his or her LGA clean . “This is also as

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Okorocha accuses Ihedioha of failing Imo pensioners

The immediate past governor of Imo State , Rochas Okorocha, has accused his successor , Emeka Ihedioha , of dashing the hopes of pensioners in the state . This is coming few hours after the governor had in his state -wide broadcast said his administration inherited six years ’ pension arrears from Okorocha. Ihedioha also announced that his administration had started the payment of pension arrears after the biometric capturing of the pensioners had been concluded . A statement by Okorocha’s media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo , accused Ihedioha of playing politics with issues of pensions in the state . He said , “After three months of the much orchestrated biometric verification of pensioners in the state , and after all the promises to pay pension arrears , the governor of the state , Chief Emeka Ihedioha , made an early morning broadcast on Thursday , October 17 , 2019, specifically on the issue of pensions , and only ended up dashing the hopes of the pensioners in the state and also gave a wrong analysis of what the pension situation has been in the state .” The senator alleged that Ihedioha was “liberal with blackmail ” and “ tight -fisted” with the truth of the pensio

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SARS arrests killer of PA to Ihedioha’s aide

SARS arrests killer of PA to Ihedioha’s aide

The Special Anti -Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command has arrested the suspected killer of Bruno Uchechukwu. Uchechukwu, until his death last week at the Cherubim junction in Owerri , was the Personal Assistant to Jasper Ndubuaku , who is the Chairman of the Committee for the Recovery of Movable Stolen Assets belonging to the state government and the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Security Matters . The state Commissioner of Police , Rabiu Ladodo, said the suspect , Leonard Dennis, was arrested based on credible intelligence. Ladodo, who described the suspect as a notorious criminal , said he belonged to a cult. The CP , who said the suspect was popularly known as Toothpick, added that the SARS Commander , Godfrey Victor , led the operation to the School Road in Owerri Municipal , where the suspect was apprehended . He said , “ On September 29 at No . 13 School Road , Umuoronjo , Owerri Municipal , the SARS , led by CSP Victor Godfrey , arrested a notorious criminal , one Leonard Dennis Junior , 22 , aka Toothpick, based on a tip -off. “He is a member of the New Black Movement of Africa , also known as Ayes Confraternity . On interrogation ,

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Gun men murder Aide to Chairman, Imo Asset Recovery Committee

Gunmen suspected to be political assailants have killed Bruno Uchechukwu, the personal assistant to the chairman of Imo State committee on the Recovery of Stolen Movable Assets belonging to the Imo State government , Jasper Ndubuaku . The committee , which is chaired by a former member of the state House of Assembly, Ndubuaku , was inaugurated by the state governor , Emeka Ihedioha , shortly after his swearing- in. Our correspondent learnt that the victim was murdered on Sunday evening at Cherubim Junction, a popular junction in the state capital . Bruno , who was rushed to a hospital was confirmed dead by the medical experts . The deceased , 32 hailed from Atta in the Ikeduru Local Government Area of the state . He was the first son of his only surviving aged mother , a relative told our correspondent . Ndubuaku expressed deep worry over the incident , saying that the killing was either targeted at him or done to frighten him on his job . He also accused the opposition in the state of being behind the killing , stressing that , “ever since the administration of Emeka Ihedioha , came to power , the oppositions have caused series of havocs in the state .” He

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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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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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