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You Can’t Benefit from Gulak’s Assassination – Gov Uzodimma tells FFK; he Replies
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You Can’t Benefit from Gulak’s Assassination – Gov Uzodimma tells FFK; he Replies

The Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma, has accused former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode,  of looking for ways to benefit from the murder of former presidential aide, Ahmed Gulak, in Owerri, the Imo state capital on Sunday, May 30. Recall that FFK in a series of tweets posted this morning asked the governor certain questions about the murder of Mr. Gulak. Responding, Uzodinma in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachuku, said that the way and manner FFK jumped into the story of Gulak’s murder, showed he was all about 'making capital from it.' The statement in part reads “From the look of things, it seems former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode wants to make capital of the unfortunate gruesome murder of former Political Adviser to for...
75 Percent of Nigerians not Happy with State of things -Senator Okorocha
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75 Percent of Nigerians not Happy with State of things -Senator Okorocha

Former Imo state governor and Senator representing Imo West, Rochas Okorocha, is of the opinion that more than 75 percent of Nigerians are not happy with the present situation of things in the country. Okorocha said this while hosting a group of physically challenged persons who visited him at his Unity House office in Abuja. ''Nothing productive can come out of this percentage of the populace who do not daily find joy in the scheme of things in the country. I will confidently say that over 75% of Nigerians are not happy, if Nigerians are not happy, nothing productive can come out of this large number of the populace”. Speaking further, Okorocha said ''It is no longer the moment for us to criticize, or to make abuses because that has not helped us, if abuses and anger would ha...
Insecurity: Uzodinma Takes Refuge In Abuja
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Insecurity: Uzodinma Takes Refuge In Abuja

For nearly one week, Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma has remained in Abuja, following the killing of the commander of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) and the subsequent torching of his private residence. Uzodinma has remained in Abuja, in spite of the escalation of violent attacks and major security concerns in Imo state. No fewer than eight persons have been shot dead in the last four days while two were shot and killed in front of Government House, one person was killed around Okorocha’s Spibat home’s roundabout Also, five were killed were policemen killed at the Police Area Command, Orieagu in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state. Inspite of all these and the palpably tense atmosphere in Imo, Governor Hope Uzodinma has remained in Abuja while the state burns. Sim...
Hope Uzodinma Killed While Alive, God Bless Nnamdi Kanu – Mbaka
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Hope Uzodinma Killed While Alive, God Bless Nnamdi Kanu – Mbaka

Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, Catholic Priest and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, has accused the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma of organizing the killing of Imo State residents. Mbaka said although he does not support terrorism, he stands against killing and labeling innocent youths of the country as ‘terrorists’. He opined that the recent jail break in Imo State could be God’s way of releasing his people from prison. Mbaka also wondered why the killing of a top commander of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, Ikonso Don was being celebrated. The Cleric further warned the leaders to kill poverty, unemployment and insecurity, because God is angry with them, adding that those advising Uzodinma have killed him while he is still alive. ”I can never support terror...
Hope Uzodinma No Longer Picks My Calls – Father Mbaka
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Hope Uzodinma No Longer Picks My Calls – Father Mbaka

Catholic Priest and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka, has accused Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma of shunning him. In his 2020 New Year message, the cleric had said Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a former Senator, would be sworn in as governor. “In spite of all that would happen this 2020, there is hope. In Imo State, there is hope. Hope, hope, hope … hope in Imo State! “Imo people have suffered (but) God is raising a new hope that would be an agent of salvation for them”, he said. Emeka Ihedioha of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was the incumbent when Mbaka gave the prediction. Imo elders in the party dismissed the prophesy. Weeks after, the Supreme Court, in an unanimous decision, ordered the Independent Natio...
Eliminate Boko Haram Leader Just As You Crushed Ikonso – Omokri Challenge Army
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Eliminate Boko Haram Leader Just As You Crushed Ikonso – Omokri Challenge Army

An ex-aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has challenged Nigerian security agencies to eliminate the leader of Boko Haram terrorist sect, Abubakar Shekau, with the same force the security agencies used to crush a top member of the Indigenous People of Biafra, one Commander Ikonso. The PUNCH had earlier reported that police operatives and their counterparts from the Nigerian Army and Department of State Services killed the IPOB commander and six other militia members in Imo State. The IPOB men, who were members of the secessionist group’s security arm, the Eastern Security Network, were killed during an early morning raid on their hideout at Awomama village, Oru East Local Government Area of the state on Saturday. IPOB has since threatened “madness”, saying...
Attack On Uzodinma’s Country Home Politically Sponsored, Says Imo Govt
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Attack On Uzodinma’s Country Home Politically Sponsored, Says Imo Govt

The Imo State government has insinuated that the attack on the country home of the state governor, Hope Uzodinma, In the early hours of Saturday may have been politically sponsored. The state Commissioner for information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, in a statement on Saturday, hours after the unknown gunmen caused the carnage, disclosed that investigation had been launched into the attack on the governor’s house in Omuma in the Oru East Local Government Area of the state. Emelumba disclosed that security men attached to the governor’s house repelled the attackers which he stated wrecked havoc on the building and cars parked in the compound. The Commissioner who confirmed in the statement that some security men died during the attack, did not disclose the number of casualties. H...
Imo Prison Break: Defend Yourselves Against IPOB Members – Uzodinma To Policemen
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Imo Prison Break: Defend Yourselves Against IPOB Members – Uzodinma To Policemen

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, on Tuesday, urged policemen to use their rifles to defend themselves against members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Uzodinma spoke at the Police Command headquarters when the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, visited the state to assess the level of harm done on the police facility by unknown gunmen on Monday. “If you can’t attack them, you can at least use your rifles to defend yourselves. Any attack on police formation is an insult to us as a government. “It is also an attack on the integrity of the government. We must take charge, take control and ensure discipline, ”the governor said. Recall that some unknown gunmen had attacked the police headquarters and the Correctional Centre in Owerri and freed hundreds of in...
Okorocha Begged Me To Cover His Illegalities – Uzodimma
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Okorocha Begged Me To Cover His Illegalities – Uzodimma

Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma has stated that his refusal to cover the illegalities of his predecessor, Senator Rochas Okorocha was the reason he had sworn to make the state ungovernable. Uzodimma stated this in a statement signed by his Media Adviser and Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Oguwike Nwachuku. The statement noted that Okorocha confirmed he begged Uzodimma in a recent interview he granted to journalists in Abuja. “In an interview Okorocha granted a national newspaper on Sunday, he not only spoke like someone who has quit the All Progressives Congress but confessed that his grouse with Governor Uzodimma is borne out of the latter’s refusal to help him cover all the illegalities he was allegedly involved in as governor of Imo State for eight years. “Apparentl...
I Begged Buhari To Help Me Deal With IPOB Militants In Imo – Uzodinma
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I Begged Buhari To Help Me Deal With IPOB Militants In Imo – Uzodinma

Imo state governor, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, says he invited the Federal Government to help him deal with militants disturbing the peace in the state. A recent military operation in Orlu district of Orlu Local Government Area of the state has attracted criticism from many who condemned it as a heavy-handed approach. Uzodinma said on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, that he begged President Muhammadu Buhari for assistance because of the threat posed by the Eastern Security Network (ESN), a security outfit set up by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). He said the outfit was responsible for a reign of terror in the Orlu area, including the killing and raping of women. The governor said the problem was too much for his government to handle, prompting him to demand federal assistance....
Uche Nwosu Returns To Supreme Court, Seeks Uzodinma’s Disqualification
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Uche Nwosu Returns To Supreme Court, Seeks Uzodinma’s Disqualification

Rochas Okorocha’s son in law, Mr. Uche Nwosu has asked the Supreme Court to declare that Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma was not the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) based on the court’s judgment that Nwosu was nominated by both the APC and the Action Alliance. Nwosu made this request in a fresh suit his counsel, Mr Philip Umeadi Jnr recently, asking the apex court to review its judgement in which he declared Uzodinma the APC candidate. He, also, asked the court for an order enforcing or otherwise directing the enforcement and or giving effect to the judgement of the court in the case delivered on December 20, 2019 wherein the court held that he was nominated by both APC and AA and consequently declared his nomination a nullity. However, the same apex...
Senator Okorocha Arrested For Unsealing Seized Hotel
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Senator Okorocha Arrested For Unsealing Seized Hotel

Immediate past Imo state Governor Senator Rochas Okorocha has been arrested after he dared Governor Hope Uzodimma to reopen the Royal Palm Estate sealed by the State Government. Accompanied by his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, the former Governor broke the keys to recover the estate belonging to his wife, Nkechi. Infuriated by the ex-Governor’s action, loyalists to the State Government confronted them in a clash that left one person injured. Imo Government on Friday had recovered the Royal Palm Estate along Akachi road. The seizure, according to the team led by Commissioner for Lands, Enyinnaya Onuegbu, was in compliance with directive of the Imo State gazette on the report of the Judicial Commission of Enquiry on recovery of Lands and other related matters. https:...
ESN Operatives Are Hoodlums And We’ll Treat Them As Murderers – Hope Uzodimma
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ESN Operatives Are Hoodlums And We’ll Treat Them As Murderers – Hope Uzodimma

The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma has described the operatives of Eastern Security Network (ESN) as hoodlums terrorising the state. The governor stated this while reacting to the Air Strikes and joint (Police/military) operation in Orlu in Search of the ESN in the state. The government also confirmed that it nvited the military to “flush out” members of the Eastern Security Network an offshoot of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Orlu and Orsu. Speaking to IgbereTV in Owerri, Friday, through the Imo state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Cyprian Akaolisa, Gov Hope Uzodimma said that the Eastern Security Network operatives were hoodlums and would be treated as murderers by the state government. According to him, the leader of IPOB Nnamdi Kanu was en...
Why I Invited Soldiers To Orlu – Uzodimma
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Why I Invited Soldiers To Orlu – Uzodimma

Following the ongoing military action in some parts of Orlu Senatorial District of Imo State, the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma has insisted that his administration would not yield to pressure from those calling for withdrawal of soldiers from the crisis-ridden area. The governor stated that he invited soldiers in Orlu to restore calm in the area after members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), killed several policemen and innocent citizens in the area. Uzodimma, who gave the explanation through the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Cyprain Akaolisa, at a press briefing in Owerri, said the narrative that innocent people were being killed by the military was intended to shift attention from the despicable activities of IPOB in Or...
Eastern Palm University: You Can’t Rename My University – Okorocha To Uzodimma
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Eastern Palm University: You Can’t Rename My University – Okorocha To Uzodimma

Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has reacted to Governor Hope Uzodimma's announcement of renaming the Eastern Palm University to  K. O. Mbadiwe University shortly after the son of the late politician and ambassador, Greg Mbadiwe decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC).   The senator representing Imo West senatorial district who stated that the university was set up based on a public-private partnership between the state and the Rochas Foundation, added that it will be contemptuous for Governor Hope Uzodimma to rename the Eastern Palm University.   Okorocha also faulted the State assembly's repealment of the law establishing the university. He said;   “The law establishing the University prescribed the PPP arrangement. “Since that was ...
Orlu: Governor Uzodinma Declares Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew In 9 LGAs In Imo State
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Orlu: Governor Uzodinma Declares Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew In 9 LGAs In Imo State

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has imposed a Dusk-to-dawn Curfew in 9 Local Government Areas of the State following clashes between the Eastern Security Network and a combined team of the Nigerian Police and Soldiers in Orlu, Imo State. Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in 9 local government areas in Orlu Zone to check rising insecurity in the area, the LGs' are Orlu, Oru East, Isu, Nwangele, Njiaba, Ideato North, Ideato South, Nkwere and Orsu
Dino Melaye Flies Like A Bird As He Mocks APC Over Pigeons’ Refusal To Fly
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Dino Melaye Flies Like A Bird As He Mocks APC Over Pigeons’ Refusal To Fly

Following the recent event of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day that took place yesterday 15th January, 2021 where pigeons released by President M. Buhari and the Imo state governor Senator Hope Uzodinma refused to fly, the former Senator and opposition party member Senator Dino Melaye has taken to his social media to mock the ruling party. Senator Dino Melaye posted a video of himself flying with the caption: I believe i can fly....   No limit to where im flying to....join me. Abuse me see ....how you money go disappear for your account. https://youtu.be/PUX192OR9DU
Okorocha, Others Won’t Go Unpunished Over N106Bn Misappropriated Fund – Uzodinma
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Okorocha, Others Won’t Go Unpunished Over N106Bn Misappropriated Fund – Uzodinma

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has received reports from the Judicial Commission of Inquiry (JCI) on contracts awarded from 2011 to 2019 under former Governor Rochas Okorocha’s administration, including the short-lived period of Emeka Ihedioha. DAILY POST reports that the JCI findings indicted the former Governors to have misappropriated over 106 billion naira on unexecuted contracts. According to the chairman of the commission, Justice B. C Iheaka, important findings from the report included a high tech contract scam, outrageous inflation of prices, unprofessional supervision of awarded contracts, several unexecuted contracts among other things. The Governor while reacting to the JCI reports commended the commission for a thorough job done without compromise. He also ...
Coming To Edo May Negatively Affect You For Life – Ex Edo Speaker Tells Hope Uzodinma
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Coming To Edo May Negatively Affect You For Life – Ex Edo Speaker Tells Hope Uzodinma

Kabiru Adjoto, a former Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, has warned Imo State Governor and the Chairman Edo State Election Committee, Senator Hope Uzodinma, to steer clear of the state. In a terse statement made available on Friday, Adjoto said the people of Edo will resist Uzodinma from entering the state. “Hope Uzodinma should hand over to his deputy before coming to Edo. He should think twice before embarking on a journey that may negatively affect him for life. Edo is not Imo". "We shall resist him and stop him from entering Edo". “He should pray with his wives and children before leaving Imo. He should be ready to eat as lunch uncooked vulture eggs while in Edo.”
Ajimobi-Led APC NWC Reverses Cancellation Of Edo APC Governorship Screening
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Ajimobi-Led APC NWC Reverses Cancellation Of Edo APC Governorship Screening

The All Progressives Congress, APC, National Working Committee led by former Oyo Governor and Deputy National Chairman (South) Abiola Ajimobi has taken over the Party’s National Secretariat as Acting Chairman. Deputy Vice-Chairman (South-South), Hillary Eta, who addressed the media in the absence of the ailing Ajimobi, announced the reversal of the cancellation of the screening of the governorship aspirants in Edo State. The Ajimobi-led APC faction has subsequently appointed Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, as the Chairman of its Edo State Governorship Primary election. The APC National Working Committee said Victor Giadom, who earlier took over as Acting National Chairman of the party, is not a member of the Committee having resigned his position to contest as Rivers Deputy...
Governor Uzodinma Dismisses Report on Convoy Attack as Another Fake News’ by PDP
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Governor Uzodinma Dismisses Report on Convoy Attack as Another Fake News’ by PDP

The Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, on Sunday, described the reported attack on his convoy as another fake news peddled by members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo state. The governor, who spoke with journalists in Owerri, said he would take lawful action against those circulating fake news in a bid to destabilize peace in the state. He said the young man who was involved in the incident that damaged his vehicle had apologized. Uzodinma said: “I was never attacked. What happened was that I went to the oil community where they had issues with one of the oil companies to settle the dispute. “While we were in the hall deliberating on the matter with traditional rulers, some of the youths were outside quarelling. I was not even outside where it happened and after our...
Governor Hope Uzodinma Meets New Chief Imam Of Imo State
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Governor Hope Uzodinma Meets New Chief Imam Of Imo State

Alhaji Barrister Suleiman Njoku, the new Chief Imam of Imo state met the Imo state Governor, Hope Uzodinma at the Imo State government house on Wednesday. The new imam who is an indigene of Imo State, Mbaise to be precise, takes over muslim leadership in imo state after the demise of the former imam. See video below
Uzodinma Vs Ihedioha: I’m Not Part Of Supreme Court Review Team – Soyinka
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Uzodinma Vs Ihedioha: I’m Not Part Of Supreme Court Review Team – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has faulted a report by a newspaper of his purported selection to serve on a monitoring team for the forthcoming Supreme Court review of the case between Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress and Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party. The apex court on January 14, 2020, nullified the election of Ihedioha as the governor of the state and declared Uzodinma as the winner of the governorship election. Ihedioha subsequently filed an appeal, urging the Supreme Court to set aside the judgment. The hearing of the appeal has been fixed for March 2, 2020. The elder statesman, who said the online link of the newspaper’s report (not The Punch) was sent to him for perusal, noted in a statement on Tuesday night that h...
Supreme Court Adjourns Imo Governorship Case till March 2nd
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Supreme Court Adjourns Imo Governorship Case till March 2nd

The Supreme Court has adjourned till March 2nd, the hearing in the application filed by the PDP and former Imo state governor, Emeka Ihedioha, for a review of the January 14th judgement in which Ihedioha's tenure as governor was terminated. Counsel to the former governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha and the PDP, Kanu Agabi (SAN) sought an adjournment to enable the parties conclude on the processes that are being filed and served. Counsel to Uzodinma and APC, Damian Dodo (SAN) did not oppose the application. Ihedioha and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had filed an application before the apex court, asking it to set aside its judgement of January 14th in which the court nullified the March 9 election of Ihedioha and declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress, AP...
I Will Not Tolerate Any More Protests In Imo – Governor Uzodinma
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I Will Not Tolerate Any More Protests In Imo – Governor Uzodinma

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has warned that his administration will deal with individuals and groups of persons sponsoring inciting protests in the state. He said he would no longer tolerate any more protests designed to destabilize government activities and tamper with the peace of the state. Uzodinma’s threat followed series of protests that greeted the removal of Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of the state by the Supreme Court. Speaking when the National Union of Road Transport Workers and Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) held solidarity rally for him at the government house in Owerri, the governor said that he had tolerated enough destabilization from some disgruntled elements in the state. He warned that he would no longer fold ...
Governor Hope Uzodinma Restores Public Water Supply In Imo
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Governor Hope Uzodinma Restores Public Water Supply In Imo

The Imo state Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has restored public water supply in Owerri metropolis. Uzodinma spoke on Wednesday, in Owerri, through his Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachukwu, adding that the governor, took the action immediately he discovered there were complaints of scarcity of water in the state capital. Some of the areas that have started enjoying public supply of water included Aladinma, Ikenegbu, Areas M, N, and C of World Bank, New Owerri. The governor said that efforts are ongoing to make the public water supply to the homes of every residents in and around the state capital. It stated: “Imo State Government is pleased to announce that the Imo State Water and Sewage Corporation has restored public water supply to some parts of Owerri metropolis. “Specifi...
Father Mbaka Drops Another Prophesy On Hope Uzodinma Of Imo State
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Father Mbaka Drops Another Prophesy On Hope Uzodinma Of Imo State

Controversial Catholic priest, Reverend Fr. Ejike Mbaka has spoken again and this time, despite sacked governor, Emeka Ihedioha’s frantic move to regain his lost governorship mandate, the cleric assured that not only will Uzodinma remain governor but he will transform Imo State in a record 2 years. The popular Catholic Priest and spiritual director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka made this new revelation while addressing a large crowd at his Adoration ministry ground on Tuesday. He said, “God took the glory away from Ihedioha because he was surrounded by people who don’t want him to work. “I have always praised Ebonyi and Enugu governors because they are doing well. They are both in PDP. I’m not a politician and my ministry is about the Holy Spirit ...
Uzodinma Forfeits Security Vote For Workers’ Salaries
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Uzodinma Forfeits Security Vote For Workers’ Salaries

Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, Tuesday announced that he has forfeited his security vote to enable him to meet up with the economic challenges in Imo, especially the payment of salaries and pension in the state. The governor spoke when he met with the Imo Economic Development Initiative, led by Professor Maurice Iwu, at government House in Owerri, adding that he took the decision because of the paucity of funds issue before his administration. He also revealed that his next plan was to establish power and petrochemical plants, to boost electricity supply in the state. Other plans of Uzodinma are to review the 2020 budget passed into law in order to address the current problems militating against development in the state. According to the statement, by his Chief Press Secret...
Ihedioha Never Won Imo, Supreme Court Just Made Correction – Oshiomhole
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Ihedioha Never Won Imo, Supreme Court Just Made Correction – Oshiomhole

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Adams Oshiomhole said ousted Imo state governor, Emeka Ihedioha did not win the 9 March 2019 election and that the Supreme Court judgment was a remedy for the fraud. Oshiomhole made the startling revelation while addressing party members in Auchi, Edo North. He claimed Ihedioha did not meet the constitutional provision of scoring 25 percent in two thirds of the 27 LGAs in Imo state and said it was fraudulent for the INEC returning officer to have declared him the duly elected governor. “Everybody knows that you need one quarter of the votes in at least two third local government (areas) in a state to be declared a winner or governor, but INEC recruited a Professor of crook who declared Emeka Ihedeoha of the PDP who scored one thir...
Supreme Court Judges Will Know No Peace – Austine Umahi
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Supreme Court Judges Will Know No Peace – Austine Umahi

A PDP chieftain has called on judges of the Supreme Court to reverse the decision to sack Emeka Ihedioha as Imo state governor - Austine Umahi, vice chairman of PDP, declared that the judges will know no peace until they reverse the decision - Umahi said the judiciary has since lost the respect it used to command in the past from the masses The southeast zonal vice chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Austine Umahi, has declared that judges of the Supreme Court will know no peace until they reverse the decision to oust Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo state. The apex court had declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the duly elected governor of the state sparking condemnations and protests nationwide. Umahi who was speaking ...
Father Mbaka Invokes God’s Judgement On Those Who Speak Evil Against Him
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Father Mbaka Invokes God’s Judgement On Those Who Speak Evil Against Him

The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry in Enugu, southeast Nigeria, Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, has released a new prophecy on those against him for predicting the sack of Emeka Ihedioha as Imo Governor. TheNation reports that Father Mbaka came under attacks since the emergence of Hope Uzodinma as the governor of Imo State, released the dangerous prophecy on social media network, Facebook. In the prophecy, Father Mbka declared judgment on those who accused him of dishing out fake prophecies. The Adoration Ministry Spiritual Director in a post on the Ministry’s Facebook page maintained that his prophecies were from God and not an evil altar. Declaring the blessings of God on his followers, the cleric said those who called him a politician will not escape God’s judgment. ...
‘APC Will Win More Igbo States Before 2023’ – Ohanaeze Secretary-General
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‘APC Will Win More Igbo States Before 2023’ – Ohanaeze Secretary-General

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo said on Wednesday that a greater number of states in Igboland would be won by the All Progressives Congress before the 2023 general election. The Secretary-General of the apex body of Ndigbo, Uche Okwukwu, made this remark in a congratulatory message to the new Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, on his victory at the Supreme Court, describing the verdict as well considered. Okwukwu explained that with Uzodinma’s victory, Ndigbo were happy that the APC had enlarged its political space in Igboland. Ohanaeze’s message came barely 24 hours after the Supreme Court declared the Oru East-born politician the winner of the 2019 governorship election. Okwukwu said, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo heartily congratulates Senator Hope Uzodinma on his victory at the Supreme Court of...
Mbaka Says He Has 39 More Prophecies
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Mbaka Says He Has 39 More Prophecies

The Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry , Enugu, Rev . Fr . Ejike Mbaka , says there are 39 more prophecies of his that will come to pass in 2020. Mbaka said this in a statement while reacting to the removal of the Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, by the Supreme Court and the inauguration of Senator Hope Uzodinma as governor. The Supreme Court had on Tuesday nullified the election of Ihedioha as the governor of Imo State and declared Uzodinma as the governor of the state . In the statement by his spokesman , Maximus Ugwuoke, the Catholic priest stated that he gave 40 prophecies on New Year’ s Eve but the only one that went viral was that of Uzodinma . The statement read in part, “ Uzodinma becoming the governor of Imo was just a part of the about 40 prophetic prayers Fr. Mb...
Governor Hope Uzodinma Orders Probe Of Ohakim, Okorocha, Ihedioha’s Tenure
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Governor Hope Uzodinma Orders Probe Of Ohakim, Okorocha, Ihedioha’s Tenure

Imo state Governor, Hope Uzodinma with immediate effect has ordered the probe of the tenures of his predecessors, Ikedi Ohakim, Rochas Okorocha and Emeka Ihedioha. The Governor Uzodinma who gave the order shortly after he was sworn into office this evening. The Governor, also ordered that within the next four days, the Accountant General of the state should send him the comprehensive financial status of the state from May 29, 2010, till date. He ordered that payments for all ongoing contracts within the state, be suspended.
Charly Boy Reacts As Supreme Court Sacks Ihedioha, Says “Imo State Is Gone”
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Charly Boy Reacts As Supreme Court Sacks Ihedioha, Says “Imo State Is Gone”

Area Fada, Charly Boy, has reacted to the Supreme Court ruling that sacked Emeka Ihedioha as Imo State Governor and brought Hope Uzodinma as Governor. The 68-year-old Charly Boy who is from Oguta, Imo State said: "Imo State is Gone." In another tweet he said: "Dey think their terrorisim will defeat us. They are so ignorant they don’t understand that this too shall pass. Na dem wey no understand say dem get expiring date. Der Mumu Na follow come." He also shared a video on Twitter and wrote "Second slavery loading, my people looking. Ha, all of us no be foolishoooo Enough !!! of this bullshitooo How long we go dey continue to dey maintain as dey keep obtaining and leaving us with nothing to sustain. Der Fathers. Yeye Govment."
Ihedioha Directs Imo Attorney-General To Domesticate Criminal Justice Draft Bill
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Ihedioha Directs Imo Attorney-General To Domesticate Criminal Justice Draft Bill

Imo State Governor Emeka Ihedioha at the weekend directed the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ndukwe Nnawuchi (SAN) to make details of a draft bill for a law to domesticate Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) for easy dispensation of justice. Ihedioha gave the order while swearing in seven judges of the state’s high courts and two for the customary court of appeal, saying the action was in his determination to be at pace globally in the dispensation of criminal justice. Speaking during the brief ceremony at the Sam Mbakwe Expanded Executive Council Chambers, he said the state government under his watch would connect legally to other parts of the world. He recalled that there was co-existence of the three arms of government, urging the new judges ...
Ihedioha Renames Jacob Zuma Road Owerri After Mbazuluike Amaechi
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Ihedioha Renames Jacob Zuma Road Owerri After Mbazuluike Amaechi

Gov. Emeka Ihedioha of Imo on Monday renamed Jacob Zuma Road in Owerri after First Republic parliamentarian and minister, Chief Mbazuluike Amaechi. A statement issued in Owerri by Mr Chibuike Onyeukwu, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, stated that Ihedioha announced the re-christening at an occasion to mark Amaechi’s 90th birthday in Owerri. You would recall that the naming of the dual carriage way after the former South African president by former Gov. Rochas Okorocha attracted public opprobrium against the administration. In a speech, Ihedioha described Amaechi as an icon, whose contributions to nation-building should not be ignored. “Dr Amaechi is an icon, one of the founding fathers of the nation, whose contributions to nationhood should not be overlooked.’ “A...
Ihedioha Orders Compulsory Teaching Of Igbo Language In Schools
Education

Ihedioha Orders Compulsory Teaching Of Igbo Language In Schools

The Imo State Government has announced the compulsory teaching and learning of Igbo Language in all primary, post-primary schools as well as tertiary institutions in the state. Professor Viola Onwuliri, the Commissioner for Education, announced this at the 4th matriculation ceremony of the state College of Nursing and Midwifery, Orlu, during which 55 students were formally admitted into the institu­tion for the 2018/2019 academic session. Onwuliri, who directed the provost of the school, Princess Ngozi Duru, to make Igbo language a compulsory course in the institution, also charged parents and guardians to teach their children how to speak and write Igbo language to spare their mother tongue from possibly going into extinction. Represented by the Director of Tertiary Edu­cation,...
Tribunal Affirms Ihedioha’s Election As Imo Governor
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Tribunal Affirms Ihedioha’s Election As Imo Governor

The Imo State Election Tribunal has affirmed the election of Emeka Ihedioha as governor of the state. The chairman of the tribunal, Justice Umar Dogondaji, in his ruling on Saturday, dismissed the petition of Senator Hope Uzodinma because he did not discharge the burden of proof of the allegation that his results were excluded from the final results of the election. He also dismissed the petition of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and its governorship candidate Senator Ifeanyi Arareume for lacking in merit as well as that of the candidate of the Action Alliance Party, Mr. Uche Nwosu, for incompetence. The witnesses were discredited under cross-examination. They all confirmed that there was no signature of the presiding officers on the documents they tendered as the results ...
Imo State To Releases State Budget First Time Since 2014
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Imo State To Releases State Budget First Time Since 2014

The Imo State govt will today release its 2019 budget. After years of secrecy, its 2015-2017 audited reports were last week released. The Emeka Ihedioha's govt is also poised to sign up to the Open Budget System. The Imo State Government would release its 2019 budget, which was signed into law by former governor Rochas Okorocha. At a meeting with BudgIT, the state government also committed to signing the MoU on Open Budget System at the State Executive Meeting on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Note that this development enables us to support the state in meeting the WorldBank requirements for SFTAS development supports.
Ohanaeze Reacts To Okorocha’s Arrest Order By Governor Ihedioha
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Ohanaeze Reacts To Okorocha’s Arrest Order By Governor Ihedioha

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, OYC, has reacted to Senator Rochas Okorocha’s citizens arrest by the Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha. We reported that the Secretary to State Government (SSG), Mr Uche Onyeaguocha, gave the order after the Chairman of the Recovery of Government Properties, Mr Jasper Ndubuaku, was allegedly assaulted at Okorocha’s residence. Onyeaguocha, also, said that the state had also placed Okorocha on security watch and urged Imo citizens to arrest him and alert the government whenever they found him in the state. However, reacting to the news, OYC said, order to arrest Okorocha by the Imo citizens is an invitation to anarchy and may plunged the state into chaos which the federal government may have no other option than to declared a state of em...
Ihedioha Speaks On Relationship With Chika Odionyemma Listed On FBI Fraud List
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Ihedioha Speaks On Relationship With Chika Odionyemma Listed On FBI Fraud List

Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has said that his relationship with Chika Odionyemma is based on their common Imo nativity. Mr Odionyemma is one of the 77 Nigerians indicted by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in fraud-related offences. Recall that a picture of Ihedioha and Odionyemma together began spreading on social media over the weekend after the release of the fraud list by the FBI last Thursday. Odionyemma was a member of Ihedioha’s inauguration planning and handover committee. The governor, in a statement on Monday by his new media aide, Izuchukwu Akwarandu, said he attended some of Odionyemma’s public outreaches because they were based on causes that were also dear to his own heart. He said Odionyemma had not been previously known to have a case ...
Kanu Nwankwo Assures Heartland FC On Ihedioha’s Promise
Sport

Kanu Nwankwo Assures Heartland FC On Ihedioha’s Promise

Governor's Aide On Sports, Kanu 'Papilo' Assures Heartland FC on Ihedioha's Promise Few days after his appointment as the Senior Special Adviser SSA, on sports to Imo state Governor, Kanu 'Papilo' Nwankwo has swiftly moved into action. Poised with the Governor Emeka Ihedioha's resolve to rebuild Imo state including the sports sector, the former Super Eagles captain during his visit to the Heartland FC training camp in Okigwe reiterated the governor's genuine intention to reinvigorate sports in the state and returning the glory days. The Nigeria Football Federation NFF, Ambassador who was won many trophies and individual awards during his illustrious career advised the players on the qualities and attitude that can help them improve the team's aspiration as well as making them succ...
Ihedioha Probes Land Allocations During Ohakim, Okorocha’s Tenures
Sport

Ihedioha Probes Land Allocations During Ohakim, Okorocha’s Tenures

Ihedioha’s chief press secretary, Chibuike Onyeukwu, in a statement on Thursday said the commission would be chaired by Justice Florence Duruoha. Ikedi Ohakim was governor of the state from 2007 to 2011 while Rochas Okorocha succeeded him from 2011 until his hand over to Ihedioha in 2019. Ihedioha said the probe was necessary to “rest the vexatious issues of alleged breach and irregularities in land administration.” The statement said the panel was given two months to complete the assignment. “The Commission shall have full powers and authority to hold hearings which shall be conducted in a manner prescribed by the Commission of Inquiry law,” it said. Members of the panel include Emmanuel Nze, Cajethan Ohiri, Mezu Ozowara, Nkiru Onwu, Kelly Azike; while Isaac Oguzie will...
Imo Governor appoints Kanu Nwankwo SSA on sports
Sport

Imo Governor appoints Kanu Nwankwo SSA on sports

Former Arsenal player, Kanu Nwankwo has been appointed Senior Special Assistant on Sports to the Imo state governor, Emeka Ihedioha. This is disclosed in a statement by the governor’s aide on new media, Izuchukwu Akwarandu. Part of the statement read; “The governor, Emeka Ihedioha, received one of the country’s football legends, Kanu Nwankwo, at the Government House, Owerri, on August 14, 2019.” “Papilo, as fondly called by his fans, came to present his most recent CAF award, which was given to him at the just concluded Nations Cup in Egypt, to the sports-loving governor of Imo State. The star also presented a branded jersey to the governor. “The governor while welcoming the former Super Eagles goal poacher, announced Kanu Nwankwo as his Senior Special Assistant on Sports.” ...
Ihedioha Promises Traditional Rulers 5% Of LG Allocations
Politics

Ihedioha Promises Traditional Rulers 5% Of LG Allocations

Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has promised to give five per cent of the monthly allocation of the local government areas in the state to traditional rulers. The governor, who spoke at a meeting with traditional rulers in the state in Owerri, said the allocation was lawful and would help the royal fathers to develop their domains. He equally promised to encourage full autonomy for local council administrations in the state, as well as the state House of Assembly. “I have always stated that my government will respect the Constitution of Nigeria. We will do things in accordance with the rule of law. We will respect the constitution and ensure that what is due to the traditional institution, the local government areas and the legislature is given to them. “The local gover...

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