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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Okorocha denies looting 67 Imo govt vehicles

Okorocha denies looting 67 Imo govt vehicles

  The immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has said that he and his wife didn’t take away 67 government vehicles as alleged by the committee set up by Governor Emeka Ihedioha to recover movable government assets of the state looted by the appointees of the immediate past administration. A statement issued in Owerri by Sam Onwuemeodo, media aide to Okorocha, said that the ex-governor was being blackmailed. The statement read partly “We challenge Governor Emeka Ihedioha and his appointees to publish the list and particulars of these 67 vehicles and the details of the N50bn the former governor and the wife made away with vis-à-vis other items thereto. And we give them seven days to do the publication or bend their heads downward in shame. “We also challenge them to publish the properties the former appointees left, either as a group or as individuals. The burden to publish evidence of all these claims is now on Governor Ihedioha and his appointees. “We equally want to ask that they harmonise their claims because almost all the key appointees of the WhatsApp and Facebook government in the state have made their diverse claims on these issues, to the

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Imo govt investigates 77 months’ pension arrears

Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has constituted a committee to investigate 77 months’ pension arrears owed to retirees in the state. A statement issued in Owerri, the state capital by the Secretary to the State Government, Uche Onyeagucha, stated that the committee would investigate why the past administration was not able to pay the retirees. The committee is to conclude the assignment in two months. According to the statement, the committee would among other things, recommend the best approach the government would explore in offsetting the pensions and gratuities. Members of the committee, which is headed by Evans Uzokwe, include Nnaemeka Nnoromele, Tim Azubuike, Mike Ndubuaku, Chima Nwanna, and Livy Ashiegbu. In a related development, the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state, Ndukwe Nnawuchi, SAN, has raised the alarm that the N70bn judgment debt left behind by the administration of former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, was affecting the smooth running of Ihedioha’s government. Nnawuchi, who spoke in a statement, disclosed that pressure from judgment creditors was affecting the “smooth running of government.” He alleged

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Scores wounded as taskforce team raid Okorocha’s daughter’s shopping complex

Scores wounded as taskforce team raid Okorocha’s daughter’s shopping complex

There was pandemonium Thursday night in Owerri, the Imo State capital when armed youths attached to the Imo State Committee on Recovery of Government property,  invaded a shopping mall (House of Freeda) owned by the daughter of the immediate past governor of the State, in search of government property. Property and merchandise said to belong to the state government were carted away. No fewer than six workers in the complex were severely wounded during the invasion that was supervised by the Chairman of the Committee,  Hon Jasper Ndubuaku. According to eyewitnesses, the fierce-looking youths aided by armed Policemen forced their way into the complex that houses several businesses owned by individuals not related to the former governor and started carting away electronic appliances and other expensive items that were displayed for sale. One of the sales representatives who didn’t want to be mentioned, alleged that the rampaging thugs also made away with N12.5 million cash. One of the vehicles belonging to the Reach FM, a radio station suspected to be owned by a member of the Okorocha’s family was impounded and the driver beaten to stupor. It took the intervention of

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Drama as Imo Rep allegedly evades court service challenging his seat

Drama as Imo Rep allegedly evades court service challenging his seat

A mild drama played out at the Abuja residence of the lawmaker representing Ehime-Mbano/Ihite Uboma/Obowo federal constituency of Imo State in the House of Representatives, Emeka Nwajuba, as he allegedly refused to receive court a process challenging his certificate of return from the bailiff of the Court of Appeal. The federal lawmaker allegedly refused to come out of his residence, for hours after becoming aware of the presence of a bailiff of the court, Usman Mohammed, at his residence to effect personal service of the appeal process on him. Attempts by the bailiff who had laid siege to his residence located on Bamanga Tukur Street, Plot 1268, Gudu District, Abuja to serve Nwajuba with the court processes were frustrated by the activities of his domestic staff and supporters who allegedly threatened to assault the bailiff if he did not leave the premises. He was rather directed to proceed to the office address of Nwajuba at TETFUND to effect the service. Interestingly, the lawyers who had represented him at the High Court of the FCT in Kubwa which gave the judgment now on appeal, had equally rejected the same court process claiming that they did not have instruction

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Imo Police Commences Screening of Shortlisted Applicants for Recruitment

Imo Police Commences Screening of Shortlisted Applicants for Recruitment

The Imo State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that screening of shortlisted applicants for the recruitment exercise into the Nigeria Police Force has been scheduled to commence on Monday 1st July, 2019 by 08 00hrs at the Senior Police Officers’ Mess, Imo State Police Headquarters, Owerri. In view of this, candidates of Imo State origin who applied for the online police recruitment are by this press release advised to report at the Senior Police Officers Mess, State Headquarters, Owerri, their various Divisional Police Headquarters and Local Government Area Secretariats to check their names on the list of shortlisted candidates. This is to enable candidates who did not get notifications for the exercise via text messages and emails to check for their names. Shortlisted applicants are expected to report in their clean white ‘T’ shirts, white shorts and white canvas. They are to come along with the print out of the notification letters and originals and photocopies of their credentials to the screening venue for the exercise on the dates indicated against their names. Applicants whose names are not shortlisted are hereby warned to stay away from the screeni

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Declare state of emergency in health sector, lawmakers tell Ihedioha

Declare state of emergency in health sector, lawmakers tell Ihedioha

Declare state of emergency in health sector, lawmakers tell Ihedioha Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The Imo State House of Assembly on Wednesday told Governor Emeka Ihedioha to declare a state of emergency in the state ’s health sector . The Deputy Speaker, Okey Onyekanma , who moved the motion described the conditions of the general hospitals as ‘horrible ’ . According to him , the hospitals lack enough workers and medical equipment . Onyekanma said , “Our general hospitals are dilapidated and lack enough staff and medical equipment to function . They are now semi -morgues . There is no electricity; no enough beds at all .” He added , “Our people will be happy with us if we support this motion urging the governor to declare a state of emergency in the general hospitals ( health sector ) .” The representative of Obowo Constituency, Kennedy Ibe , said the Rochas Okorocha administration failed the people of the state in the area of health care . He said the health sector would have improved if the immediate past government had built three general hospitals instead of the uncompleted 27 general hospitals. The Speaker, Chiji Collins , who presided over the pl

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