Ihedioha reverses Imo university status, appoints new rector

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The Governor Emeka Ihedioha has reversed the status of the newly converted Imo State University of Agriculture and Technology, Umuagwo, to its earlier polytechnic status. The immediate past governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, had at the twilight of his administration elevated the polytechnic to a university status and appointed a Vice […]

Police rescue five children from traffickers in Imo

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The Imo State Police Command has rescued five children kidnapped by a dreaded child trafficking syndicate operating in the state. The children were rescued unhurt. Commissioner of Police in the state, Rabiu Ladodo, who reunited one of the children with his family on Friday, said his command would continue its crackdown on […]

Dickson hails Ihedioha for appointing Onyeagucha Imo SSG

Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa Governor of Bayelsa State and Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party Governors’ Forum, Seriake Dickson, has hailed his Imo State counterpart, Emeka Ihedioha, for appointing Uche Onyeagucha, Secretary to the Imo Government (SSG). A statement by his Special Adviser on Media Relations, Fidelis Soriwei, quoted the governor as having described the new Imo SSG […]

Another Look at Ihedioha’s Transition and Inauguration Committees – By Walter Duru, Ph.D

By Walter Duru, PhD  | Owerri, Nigeri | June 1, 2019 – On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode inaugurated a 20-man Transition Committee, ahead of the May 29, 2019 Governorship Inauguration Ceremony of his successor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and charged them with clearly defined mandates. The committee is saddled with, among other […]

Imo: What Difference Will Emeka Ihedioha Make? By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye  | Lagos, Nigeria | June 1, 2019 – Since Mr. Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged the winner of the governorship election held recently in Imo State, all sorts of people who are able to get themselves interviewed by reporters have been filling our ears with rambling tales about how […]

Okorocha’s certificate of return: Sen. Izunaso escapes prison

(NAN)Sen. Osita Izunaso, the third defendant in the ongoing certificate of return suit filed by Gov.  Rochas Okorocha of Imo, narrowly escaped being sent to prison on Wednesday. Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court Abuja said that Izunaso ought to have been remanded in prison for putting up an attitude before the court […]

Fire guts Sam Mbakwe airport in Owerri

Some parts of the Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri, Imo capital was gutted by fire which was reported to have started by 2:00pm on Monday. The Director of the State Fire Service, Mr Japheth Okoroafor stated that the fire started as a result of electrical problems. He lamented that the fire service which reported at […]

Samuelson Iwuoha & the Election Rigging stories – By Kenneth Uwadi

By Kenneth Uwadi | Imo, Nigeria | March 28, 2019 – It is afternoon and the day is baking hot. Trudging along a dusty road beneath a spark plug sky without a cloud in sight gets old fast. There are beaches and sand off to one side and on the other a gently rising hillside covered […]

Okorocha, Uche Nwosu, Never Again – By Kenneth Uwadi

By Kenneth Uwadi | Imo, Nigeria | March 28, 2019 –  OKOROCHA, UCHE NWOSU, NEVER AGAIN Hotels everywhere in O’ Iown, that’s Owerri for you. I got into the town  the evening of the day the All Progressives Congress (APC) organized a  women and youth rally at the Dan Anyiam Stadium. No one was there to pick […]

Jubilation as Ihedioha receives certificate of return in Imo

Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri Imo State governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, on Wednesday was officially recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the 2019 governorship election in the state as he was issued a Certificate of Return by INEC. the move trigged wild jubilation as people followed his convoy singing and dancing, resulting […]

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