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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Okorocha insists Eastern Palm varsity jointly owned

Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri Former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha,has insisted that the recently scrapped Eastern Palm  University in Ogboko, Ideato North Local Government Area of the state is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) as against the findings of the Committee on Review of Tertiary Institutions led by Prof. Jude Njoku. Okorocha, in a press statement issued through his Special Adviser  on Media, Sam Onwuemeodo, maintained that the committee scrapped the institution in a hurry, a thing he noted was born out of grudge. He accused the committee of going beyond their terms of reference to scrap the university. “Going by the nomenclature and task given to the committee,  Prof. Njoku exceeded the job of the committee by announcing immediate takeover of the university and scrapping of all the tertiary institutions built by Okorocha. “What was expected of the committee at the end of its assignment was to submit their findings or reports to the governor, who would then handover the report to the Attorney-General of the state, to look at all the legal ingredients involved in the establishment of the universities and others, before making any specific pronouncemen

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Ex-minister, 16 others make Ihedioha’s cabinet-nominees

Ex-minister, 16 others make Ihedioha’s cabinet-nominees

Chidiebube Okeoma , Owerri The Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Collins Chiji, on Tuesday announced 17 names as nominees for Commissioners in the list sent by Governor Emeka Ihedioha . The Speaker, who read out the names during the plenary , appointed Eddy Obinna representing Aboh Mbaise as the chairman of the screening committee . Among the names were a former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs , Prof . Viola Onwuliri ; a former Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Chuma Nnaji ; Vincent Udokwu, Bon Unachukwu , Reginald Ihebuzor and Emeka Ebiliekwe . Others are Benjamin Ekwueme , Prof Uchenna Uwaleke , Nicholas Amaefule , Chijioke Nzekwe, Ekezie Okeahialam, Meekam Mgbenwelu , Umez - Eronini Unaeze, Mrs Ibekwe Nkeiruka , Sly Enwerem , Emmanuel Nwaogu and Tony Okere . The Speaker urged the screening committee to do a thorough job and report to the assembly. He promised that the assembly would continue to support the governor in the determination to rebuild the state . Copyright PUNCH .

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Ihedioha visits Waltersmith Production Company on Facility Tour

The Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, CON, alongside His Deputy, Hon. (Engr) Gerald Irona, and some members of the expanded EXCO paid a visit to the facilities of Waltersmith Production Company, Ohaji Egbema, Imo State. The visit was an immediate follow-up to a courtesy call by the Board and Management of the company to the Governor earlier today, led by the MD/CEO, Abdulrazaq Isah. Waltersmith is an upstream oil and gas production company currently producing 7,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil and already in the construction phase of building a 5,000bpd refinery, with plan to build a 300MW gas fired power plant as well as an industrial park within the same vicinity. Over the next 48 months, the project which includes expanding the refinery capacity to 25,000 bpd, aggregating feedstock from neighbouring gas fields, is expected to be completed. The visit was also graced by the executive secretary of NCDMB, Simbi Wabote, who stated categorically that Waltersmith is a case study of the positive outcome of the drive to build national content in the industry by promoting local participation in marginal field development. Both the

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Names of South East House of Rep members and their Committtess

  House of Reps members from Southeast that were named in the Standing Committees of the Green Chamber as announced by the Speaker, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila. List of their names, party, state and committee. 1. Jerry Alagbaoso - PDP - Imo House Committee chairman on Public Petitions. 2. Nnoli Nnaji - PDP - Enugu House Committee chairman on Aviation. 3. Pascal Obi - AA - Imo House Committee chairman on Health Institutions. 4. Lynda Ikpeazu - PDP - Anambra House Committee chairman on Maritime. 5. Igariwey Enwo - PDP - Ebonyi Deputy Chairman, Appropriation 6. Obidigwe Chinedu - APGA - Anambra Deputy chairman, Environment 7. Obinna Kingsley - PDP - Imo Deputy Chairman, Foreign Affairs. 8. Martins Oke - PDP - Enugu Deputy Chairman, Health Institutions. 9. Sylvester Ogbaba - PDP - Ebonyi House Committee Chairman on Delegated Legislation. 10. Ifeanyi Momah - APGA - Anambra House Committee chairman on FCT Judiciary. 11. Darlington Nwokocha - PDP - Abia House Committee chairman on Insurance. 12. Ozurigbo Ogbonna - APC - Imo House Committee chairman on Justice. 13. Benjamin Kalu - APC - Abia House Committee chairman on Media & Public Affairs. 14. U

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I have no hand in the sealing of Okorocha’s schools by EFCC – Ihedioha

I have no hand in the sealing of Okorocha’s schools by EFCC – Ihedioha

Chidiebube Okeoma The governor of Imo state , Emeka Ihedioha , has denied the rumour that he was the brain behind the sealing of Rochas Foundation College , Owerri , East High Primary and Secondary schools , Owerri and All -In Supermarket by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission . The schools and investments which belonged to the immediate past governor of the state , Rochas Okorocha, and members of his family were sealed by the operatives of the anti -graft agency . The Chief Press Secretary to the governor , Chibuike Onyeukwu , told The PUNCH on Wednesday that there was no truth in the allegation that Ihedioha was behind the sealing of the assets which are traceable to his predecessor. According to the governor , it was a pure fallacy that he sponsored petitions to the EFCC against Okorocha which resulted in the sealing of the assets . Onyeukwu said , “The governor has no hand in the sealing of Okorocha investments by the EFCC . For the records , the EFCC had already started its investigations against Rochas Okorocha before this administration came on board on May 29 . “There is no truth that the governor is witch- hunting Rochas Okorocha. They should show p

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Eziorsu Community Cries out to Chief of Army Staff over alledged Brutality by Soldiers

Eziorsu Community Cries out to Chief of Army Staff over alledged Brutality by Soldiers

    With a deep sense of patriotism, a painful heart and tears streaming down my cheeks, I wish to draw your attention to an ugly scenario playing out in my community, Eziorsu Autonomous community in Oguta LGA of Imo state. For quite some time now Soldiers stationed at the Eziorsu water front have turned our community into another Sambisa forest where they hunt for defenseless citizens, not Terrorists, to brutalize, molest, maim and punish based on flimsy, unsubstantiated excuses and allegations. On Monday,the 22nd of July,2019 ,these Soldiers who were supposed to protect and defend Nigerian citizens and who are paid from the petro- naira drilled from Eziorsu community, invaded the Sleepy peaceful community at about 8:45 pm,shooting sporadically,breaking into homes and stores,brutalizing and molesting innocent defenseless citizens. Women, Children,Elderly men were given a dose of military beating With horse Whip, sticks ,iron and gun butt. People's homes and stores were violently broken into with the intent to arrest them. Reason for this callous behavior was simply a civil matter involving two brothers who had minor misunderstanding. Without invitation from any of

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Imo Government Declares War on Polio and Infant Mortality

Imo Government Declares War on Polio and Infant Mortality

    The wife of Imo State governor, Her Excellency, Ebere Ihedioha, has stated that the state government is committed to eradicating Polio and infant mortality in the state. Lady Ihedioha who spoke while flagging-off the 2019 National Immunization Plus Days (NIMPDs) campaign at Umuelemai (The LGA headquarter) in Isiala Mbano local government area of the state, said Poliomyelitis was a disease affecting mainly children who are under 5 years of age. She noted that it ranks among the top four child killer diseases in Africa. She said that in demonstration of the state government's commitment to tackling health challenges, the governor has procured equipment and paid counterpart fund for the Polio vaccinations. In Her words: "To further demonstrate the commitment of this present government in tackling health challenges, the governor released funds for the procurement of emergency Cold Chain equipment and accessories to ensure adequate vaccine storage during this campaign and beyond. "His Excellency has also approved and released counterpart funds for the smooth and seamless implementation of this campaign". The Imo first lady urged parents and families

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Court orders INEC to issue certificate of return to Sen. Uwajumogu for Imo North Senatorial District.

  The Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to issue certificate of return to Sen. Benjamin Uwajumogu as the validly elected senator representing Imo North senatorial District. In the application filed by Uwajumogu, for the release of his certificate of return, Justice Taiwo Taiwo said INEC’s decision to review the outcome of the 2019 senatorial election was in contravention of the electoral Act. The court further held that INEC was bound by law to issue the certificate of return based on the declaration of the returning who announced Uwajumogu as the duly elected senator for Imo North Senatorial district. Counsel to Mr Uwajumogu applauded the verdict of the court, adding that INEC should implement the order immediately. “Based on the order, the court said immediately; going by the provision of the electoral act, it ought to be within seven days of the declaration of the result. But for the attitude of INEC, now the court has said the order should be implemented immediately. Source: NAN

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Suspected Phone Snatcher Burnt to Ashes within Nekede Poly Area

Suspected Phone Snatcher Burnt to Ashes within Nekede Poly Area

A Facebook user, Princely Onyenwe posted: It was so horrible this morning at Umuerim Nekede where a youth supected to be a student of Federal polythecnic Nekede was caught in a crime where he openly snatched a phone on from a passer-by. Sources revealed that he used a gun and collected a girl's phone that morning hour so people suspected to be vigilantee rushed at him and took the gun off him and beat him to near death before they set him ablaze. Meanwhile, information has it that he has been terrorising people living within that vicinity and was caught in the act by the alarm raised against him. His authentic identity is yet to be verified as law enforcement agencies have swung into actions.

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