Imo: A Case For Agbaso, Madumere

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi The recent resolutions of the out-going members of the Imo House of Assembly have shocked not a few people. I am sure they even shocked themselves. And, the out-gone governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha must be wondering at the behaviour of the “animal called  man.” Politicians cover-up their political prostitution by telling us: “In politics, there is no permanent enemy, only permanent interests”. Yet, I confirm that the case of the out-going IMHA members is fit for the Guinness Book of Records. Here are why. Imolites know the story of Okorocha and these…

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I Will Step On Toes, Imo Must Work – Ihedioha

Emeka Ihedioha

By Gideon Njoku Hon Emeka Ihedioha, Governor, Imo state, says he will step on toes. Speaking at a lecture to mark his inauguration as governor, Ihedioha noted that Imo was in bad shape, but promised he would work with everything in him, along with his team, and Imo people to make the state work.  “Imo must work”, he said. Delivering the Key note address with the theme, “The Problems Confronting Governance In Today’s Nigeria: The Imo Challenge”, President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo,  Chief Nnia Nwodo, said: Emeka Ihedioha,you are at…

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Imo: Don’t Waste Money, Ignore Chartered Jets, Peter Obi Warns Ihedioha

Emeka Ihedioha of Imo state

By Gideon Njoku From former Governor of Anambra state and the PDP Vice Presidential candidate in the 2019 General elections, His Excellency Peter Obi, came a warning to  new Imo state Governor, His Excellency Emeka Ihedioha. Speaking at a very high profile lecture on May 28 to mark the inauguration of Ihedioha as the governor, Obi, who was the Guest of Honour warned Ihedioha off three things. The first thing, Obi told Ihedioha, is not to imbibe the habit of flying in chartered jets. 99 per cent of Nigerian Governors feel it…

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Ihedioha: From the Green Chamber to Douglas House

Emeka Ihedioha, Imo State

By Hon. Victor Afam Ogene When the Imo state electorate chose the Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as their next governor, at the last election, it was a bold statement anchored on an informed judgement. Their action was a clear message that “leadership is a serious business that is sustained by trust and  evaluated by its level of responsibility and responsiveness.” That apparently was the verdict that ensured that the people openly rejected Uche Nwosu, the son in-law of the outgoing governor, Rochas Okorocha, who he had presented as his preferred…

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May 29: Okorocha Hires Social Media Influencers and Lobbyists to Burnish His Image

Rochas Okorocha

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Social media influencers and lobbyists are on the prowl at the behest of out-going Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha. He has allegedly engaged their services to help clean and burnish his image and public perception which have seriously received unmitigated bashing in the last six years of his eight year reign. Worried by the negative perception and unsettling commentaries about him trending in the media, the embattled governor is said to have decided to do everything within his powers to change the narratives before yielding power to…

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How Okorocha Starved Imo Workers – EFCC

Rochas Okorocha

By Gideon Njoku The in-coming Governor of Imo state, The Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, should cry no more. A breather is coming his way.  And there is the proverbial light in the tunnel. Agonising over how he would run the state when sworn-in on May 29, 2019 considering tales of an empty treasury, and alleged massive looting against the outgoing Governor Rochas Okorocha’s  regime, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, had just assured him that there is the sum of over N5bn it has blocked, and so  stopped Okorocha from frittering…

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The Lamentations of Okorocha

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi Life is full of ironies.  It can pull unbelievable surprise.  Ask Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha. He has just been suspended from his party, the All Progressives Congress, a party he was very proud of. In suspending him, the state APC chairman, Marcelinus Nlemigbo, said the governor has become bad news for the party. He said the man has become a betrayer; that he has embarked on, and engaged in,  anti-party activities and so, an embarrassment to the party. So, the party kicked him out. It is…

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Navy Taking Over NIMASA Functions,Detain Ships , Arrrest and Prosecute Seafarers?

By Stephen Ubanna Ibok-Ete Ibas, a Vice Admiral and Chief of Naval Staff has  a big task at hand: to bring to book his men who have arrogated to themselves  the powers of  the National Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, of regulating the nation’s maritime sector by  arresting merchant vessels within Nigeria shores on  alleged illegal lifting of Crude Oil, improper documentation, ship hijack and  othersundry offences. Take for instance, MT Success owned by  Hepa Global limited which was  arrested on February 29,2014 and MT  Deby, owned by Banquest…

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