Confusion in Imo over alleged compensatory payment of N8m to herders

IPAD Presents Independent Report • Govt, Northern Imo Residents Deny Knowledge Confusion appears to be brewing in Imo State over the authenticity of information regarding the N8million cattle compensatory payment for cattle allegedly killed, maimed and missing in the state and how the payment was made and the persons who received it. The confusion arose […]

Governor Uzodinma clears air on ‘almajiris, herdsmen hiding in forest, waiting to attack Imo people’

By Seun OpejobiThe Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has dismissed claims of herdsmen and Almajiris lurking in forests around the state. Uzodinma insisted that there are no herdsmen and almajiris hiding in forests waiting to attack residents of the state. He made the clarification while addressing journalists at the state’s Government House on Friday. The […]

Police arrest fleeing former Director-General of Imo State Broadcasting Corporation, 82, who stabbed wife to death

Three brothers kill sibling over proceeds from mother’s burial The Imo State police command yesterday said that it has arrested the ex-Director General of the Imo State Broadcasting Corporation (IBC), Theophilus Okere, aged 82, who stabbed his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Okere, to death with kitchen knife at Ngor Okpala local government area of the state […]

Man stabs mother, sets himself ablaze

Johnbosco Ejiogu The Imo State Police Command has arrested a man, Johnbosco Ejiogu, for stabbing his mother and then setting their home ablaze. According to a statement by the police command, the incident occurred at Umudagu Mbieri, Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state on Friday. State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Orlando Ikeokwu said […]

Abba Kyari never made me Imo State Governor – Hope Uzodinma

The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has denied issuing a statement, which claimed the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, made him governor. Kyari, who died from complications of COVID-19 on Friday, was buried at Gudu Cemetery in Abuja on Saturday. However, reports emerged online that Uzodinma, in his condolence […]

Alleged N19.63bn fraud: Ihedioha’s IMC ready to confess — Govt

By Chinonso Alozie  – The Imo State government yesterday said that the Interim Management Committee, IMC, chairmen under former administration of Emeka Ihedioha, have expressed their readiness to explain their level of involvement in the alleged misappropriation of the N19.63 local government funds in the state. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, spoke […]

IHEDIOHA: Building Castle in the Air with Supreme Court Review – By Kenneth Uwadi

By Kenneth Uwadi | Imo State, Nigeria | March 29, 2020 – It is all over the news that  the Imo State House of Assembly on Thursday called on  the Inspector General of Police to arrest the State Returning Officer, Prof. Francis Otunta, and the Imo Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Francis Ezeonu, for illegally  returning Emeka […]

EMEKA IHEDIOHA : Much to Do About Nothing – By Kenneth Uwadi

By Kenneth Uwadi | Imo State, Nigeria | March 7, 2020 – Dante Alighieri did say “the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality”.  For me, I will always say the truth and nothing but the truth. I remember a Yoruba adage ‘‘omo osan loun ko […]

Imo Governorship: Uzodinma asks Supreme Court to dismiss Ihedioha’s motion

By Ebere Agozie Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss an application filed by former governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha. Ihedioha had filed an appeal seeking judicial review of the apex court’s judgement which had on January 14, 2020, ordered his removal from office. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

Imo panel indicts Okorocha over contracts fraud

Imo State Judicial Commission of Inquiry on Contracts has indicted former Governor Rochas Okorocha over the alleged fraudulent award of contracts during his time as governor. It, therefore, ordered the state Auditor General and the Auditor General for Local Governments to submit their audited reports from June 2011 to May 2019 within seven days. The […]

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