Buhari in Trouble Over House of Reps Speakership

Muhammadu Buhari

By Gideon Njoku Strong feelers from Abuja indicate that President Muhammadu  Buhari is at crossroads over who to back for the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Until now, it had been taken for granted that Mr President was backing the House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila for the high profile office, especially,  as his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, had endorsed him as the incoming Speaker, and also endorsed Senate Leader, Dr Ahmed Lawan, as the Senate President. But that was then. Calculations seem to be gradually…

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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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Imo: More Troubles for Okorocha; Speaker May be Impeached

Rochas Okorocha

By Gideon Njoku If the scene which played out at the Plenary Session of the Imo State House of Assembly, IMHA, on Tuesday, April 22, 2019 is anything to go by, then, Governor Rochas Okorocha’s  problems are bound to worsen. Seeing that he has become a lame-duck governor, the sleeping members have suddenly woken up, and are asking questions, questions they refused to ask for almost eight years.  They are asking about the financial status of the state. They are also interrogating his government. And, for the first time in…

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Imo: Okorocha, Stop The Looting, Shame The Devils

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi The seeming confirmation of the story was not sweet to the ears – the story of the alleged massive looting going on in Imo state. The confirmation, by a reliable source, came on a wrong day, a day the people had dubbed the real beginning of the end of their nearly eight years in the wilderness. The story was a kill-joy. The governor-elect, The Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, was inaugurating members of his Inaugural Committee. And, even though only the appointed members were expected to be allowed into the…

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Okorocha Plants Landmines on Ihedioha’s Path

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Out-going Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha,  whose second and final tenure ends on May 29, 2019, will be leaving behind a landmine for the in-coming governor, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, The Source has learnt. Ihedioha won the March 9, 2019 Imo governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Still smarting from his failure to install, as successor, his son-in-law and candidate of the Action Alliance, AA, Uche Nwosu, in the governorship election, Okorocha has allegedly perfected plans to force monumental financial obligation on…

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Okorocha Not Yet A Senator

Rochas Okorocha

  By Oji Odu Thursday, March 14, 2019, the D-Day for the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue the Certificate of Return to winners of the March 9, 2019 Senatorial elections at the International Conference Center, Abuja at the end of the exercise, the out-going governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, whose name was earlier announced as winner of Imo West Senatorial Zone did not receive his Certificate of Return. Will the Owelle still make it as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, bearing in mind the heavy…

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Imo: The Emperor Loses His Empire

By Comfort Obi One of the most celebrated Emperors in Nigeria is fast losing his empire. He is working very hard to cling to it. But the empire is slipping. The once beloved Emperor is on a long lonely road. For him, sunset beckons. And dreams seem to be dying fast. And hard. The Emperor’s admirers are bewildered. They want to be woken up from what they think is a nightmare. But not a few people are laughing at him. And the chorus is: Serves him right. If anybody ever…

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Money Bags Buy Imo APGA, Jostle for Party’s Guber Ticket

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The influx of defectors to the Imo state chapter of the All Progressives Alliance, APGA should ordinarily be a source of strength to the party as 2019 elections draw near but reverse seems to be the case. In the last two months, scores of prominent Imo sons who had occupied important political positions in the past have been defecting to the party with the view of seeking elective offices on its platform next year. However, chieftains of the party in the state who have kept faith and…

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Okorocha Dumps APC After Losing Party Structure

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Following last Saturday’s All Progressives Congress, APC’s coup-like ward congresses in Imo state which saw Governor Rochas Okorocha outsmarted by his former political allies in the party, the governor is now reportedly fighting three –pronged battles for political survival. Governor Okorocha rejected the outcome of the congress which stripped him bare, rendered him a king without kingdom leaving the APC structure in Imo in the hands of his opponents. Except the governor succeeds in getting President Muhammadu Buhari whom he had rushed to Daura to complain to…

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Betty Berths In The Senate

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   A novel political setting in Nigeria’s political space may soon take root in Imo state if all permutations eventually come to fruition. While Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state calls the shots at Government House, Akure, his Owerri, Imo state born wife, Betty  Chioma Anyawu-Akeredolu is set to declare for Imo East Senatorial seat( Owerri Senatorial zone) on the platform of her husband’s party, the All Progressives Congress, APC. If elected, Akeredolu will be the first ever sitting First Lady to go the Senate while her…

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