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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Ihedioha Rejects Ruga Settlement For Fulani Herdsmen In IMO

Ihedioha Rejects Ruga Settlement For Fulani Herdsmen In IMO

Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state, has rejected the plan of the federal government to set up Ruga farm settlements for Fulani herdsmen in the state. Speaking through Steve Osuji, his Special Adviser Media, Ihedioha wondered the rationale behind the initiative of the proposed Ruga settlements for Fulani herdsmen in Imo State when none has been established in any of the Northern states in the entire Federation. Ihedioha said that in rejecting it in Imo, no governor in South-East would accept such a proposal. He said the south-eastern states would not rush to accept the proposal when none of the northern states had implemented it. He said, “Certainly not. It is not about Imo State; no state in the South-East would accept it. We won’t rush to accept it when no state in the North has implemented it.” ©Val Igwebuike

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BBNaija Winner, Miracle Certified As ‘Instrument Rated’ Pilot

Winner of the 2018 Big Brother Naija ‘Double Wahala’ show, Miracle Ikechukwu has added another feather to his cap by being certified as an Instrument Rated pilot. Taking to his Twitter page @miracleikechukwu to share the news, Miracle said he was able to achieve the feat despite all the turbulence faced in the journey to attaining the certificate. “A lot of turbulence while en-route but finally landed. Instrument Rated! It’s only Your Grace Lord. Thank You and to everyone who has supported me thus far, I Appreciate. GOD Bless,” he said. The TV reality star was in aviation school prior to the BBNaija show and however returned to complete his training immediately after clinching the grand prize. After emerging the winner of the Season 3 edition of the show, he raked in a total prize comprising a 25 million cash, a Sub-Urban Vehicle (SUV) worth N12 million and a trip for two valued N4.7 million, Television and other electronic items worth N3.3 million. He had earlier in 2018 announced acquisition of both Private Pilot License (PPL) and Flight Dispatcher License (FDL). Source: Channels tv

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IMHA Elects Principal Officers, Adopts Amended House Rule

IMHA Elects Principal Officers, Adopts Amended House Rule

Imo state House of Assembly has filled the vacant principal officers positions By Jennifer Okereafor Result of the harmonization the House leadership released during plenary on Tuesday, 18 June 2019, Reginald Nna from Oru West Emerged Majority Leader, Lawman Duruji (Ehime Mbano) Deputy Majority Leader. The member for Ngor Okpala emerged Chief Whip while Hon. Pascal Okolie from Orlu LGA emerged Deputy Chief Whip. House during the plenary adopted the amended House rule which makes it possible for a non ranking members to be elected principal officers. It also adopted a motion for recognition and respect of designated seats for principal officers of the House. Speaker Chiji Collins also during the plenary set a committee to screen  nominees for the leadership of Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development  Commission (ISOPADEC) The House also at the plenary adopted a motion urging the governor to intervene in the erosion menace at Njaba River along Orlu Road. The motion was moved by member for Njaba, Uju Onwudiwe and seconded by member for Isu, Ngozi Obiefule. Also during the plenary, the House received a letter from the governor informing it of the dissolution of the Ch

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