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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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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