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Okorocha Sacks Commissioner For Information, Other Aides

Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha

By Ignatius Okpara IMO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Imo State Governor, Rochas Anayo Okorocha, has sacked his Commissioner for Information, Dr. Vitais Ajumbe as well as two other aides. The affected Special Advisers included that of Public Enlightenment and Strategy, Mr. kelechi Okpalaeke and his counterpart on Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Justice Odika. A statement […]

Despite Labour Resistance, Okorocha, Announces 3 Working Days In a Week

Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha

…Abolishes Leave Allowances By Ignatius Okpara, Owerri IMO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite threat by the Imo state chapter of Nigeria Labour congress (NLC), to resist plan by Governor Rochas Okorocha to reduce the working days of civil servants in the State, the Governor has gone ahead to announce the decision. Workers in the state […]

Hijab: Court Upturns Ruling Over Ban OnThe Use Of Hijab In Lagos Schools


By Seun Adebosin LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Court of Appeal in Lagos has upturned the ruling of a State High Court on its ruling which placed ban on the use of Hijab by female Students in the State’s public schools. The court in its unanimous ruling Thursday declared that the court’s ban on […]

STRANGE: Grandson Hacks 100-year Old Grandfather To Death In Imo


By Ignatius Okpara, Owerri Nigeria IMO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Police authorities in Imo State, South- East Nigeria have confirmed the arrest of a 22-year-old grandson, Chukwuebuka Umunna, for allegedly hacking his grandfather, Umunna Anusiem, who is over 100 years old to death. The incident, which occurred at Umuoke Otulu Ahiara Autonomous community in Ahiazu […]

CD Gives 14- Day Ultimatum To Okorocha; Insists Sack Decision Must Be Reversed


By Ignatius Okpara, Owerri The South East zonal office of Campaign for Democracy (CD) has given the Imo state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, 14- day ultimatum to reverse the recent sack of over 3,000 state workers, as well as apologize to workers or face its wrath. Chairman of the organization in the zone, Mr Uzor […]

Okorocha Fires Over 3,000 State’s Public Servants after “Productivity Audit”

Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha

By Ignatius Okpara,Owerri BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, has thrown over 3,000 workers in 19 States’s parastatals, agencies and departments into the labour market, as he summarily disengaged them from service. AFRICAN EXAMINER gathered that the state’s government stopped payment of the salaries of the affected workers effective from […]

South-East Traditional Rulers Warn Former Chairman To Stop Parading Self As Leader

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By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu Traditional rulers in the South- Eastern Nigeria, have advised their dethroned Chairman, Eze Cletus Ilomuanya to toe the line of honour and stop parading himself as the chairman It would be recalled that the Imo State Government, in 2014 ousted Eze Ilomuanya, who was then the traditional ruler of Obinugwu Autonomous […]

Disabled Youths In Imo Protest Against Okorocha, Accuse him of Deceit, Insincerity

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Ignatius Okpara, Enugu Commercial and social activities were brought to a halt Friday in Owerri, the Imo state capital as over 1000 physically challenged persons staged a violent protest over alleged neglect by Governor Rochas Okorocha. The protest claimed the life of an accident victim who could not be rushed to the hospital on time […]

N7m Fraud: EFCC Arraigns Former NPC Commissioner in Imo State

EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde

Ignatius Okpara, Enugu The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a former Imo State Commissioner for National Population Commission, NPC, over N7,000,000.00 (seven million naira) land scam and fraud. The former Commissioner who was arraigned on a one count charge of Advance Fee Fraud at the Federal High Court, Owerri, Imo State on […]

Serious Cracks In Imo APC as Udenwa’s Men Battle Okorocha over Cabinet Appointment

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha

Ignatius Okpara, Enugu Less than one month that the National leadership of All Progressive Change APC, inaugurated a harmonisation committee in Imo state, a major crack has resurfaced in the party in the area. The seeming crisis, African Examiner gathered, is borne out of the recent nomination and appointment of commissioners and members of the […]

Imo Cabinet: At Last, Okorocha Bows To Lawmakers’ Pressure

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha

Ignatius Okpara, Enugu … Appoints 13 Imo indigenes as Commissioners   At last, Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has bowed to pressure from the state House of Assembly after months of conflicts between him and the lawmakers over his earlier plan to appoint non-indigenes as commissioners in the state. The Governor, who agreed to shelve the […]

Rochas Okorocha Makes U-Turn, Says “I will run For 2nd Term”

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha

By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu …Says His projects will take more than 8 years to complete Contrary to his one tenure promise during his campaign in 2011, Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has indicated interest to run for a second term in office in 2015. He said the ongoing projects embarked upon by his administration in […]

Nigeria Won’t Break Up in 2015, But…Okorocha

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha

Ignatius Okpara, Enugu Governor  Rochas Okorocha of Imo state  has expressed optimism that Nigeria as a nation would not disintegrate by the year 2015 as predicted from some quarters including United states of America USA, saying though, the country must work hard to ensure that such negative wish did not come to friction. Okorocha, who […]

After 15 years, Imo State University Graduates 55 Doctors


  By Ignatius Okpara At last, the Imo State University Teaching Hospital Orlu, has finally graduated 55 of its fifth set of medical doctors, fifteen years after. African Examiner gathered that the fresh medical graduands had spent not less than 15 years at the medical institution due to the period of non-accreditation of the medical programme as well as […]

Police in Imo Burst Illegal University in Gov. Okorocha’s Community

Nigeria’s police boss, MD Abubakar

Written by Ignatius Okpara, Enugu …Arrest operator after duping victims N4.6 million Operatives of the “Ambush squad” of the Imo state police command on Friday arrested one  Dr. Fidelis Chukwujindu, from Ogboko community in Ideato south local government area of the state for allegedly extorting money amounting to N4.6 million naira from about 576 victims […]

You can’t sack Okorocha in 2015, APC dares APGA

Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha

Ignatius Okpara, Enugu The South-East geo political zone chapter of the newly registered All Progressives Congress APC has declared  that it would be “very impossible” for any candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA to unseat Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha  in the 2015 general elections. APC, was reacting to comments credited to APGA in the media that it […]

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