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Irate Traders Beat IPOB Member Enforcing Sit-At-Home Order To Death In Imo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The  Imo State police Command has confirmed the death of an escapee of Imo Correctional Centre Owerri and a member of the proscribed IPOB/ESN group in the state who was beaten to death by traders while enforcing the group’s Mondays  peoples sit- at – home order. Police public Relations Officer PPRO in […]

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Imo Police Uncover Suspected Baby Factory In A Church Premises, Arrest Founder

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Imo State Police Command has arrested an evangelist Ugochi Orisakwe, 47, and four others for allegedly using a church premise as a baby factory. She was arrested by operatives of the Command with her suspected gang members, including Chidi Orisakwe 34; Pauline Nwagbunwanne 42; Elizabeth Uzoma 61; and Chibueze Joy 31. […]

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Imo Teachers Protest Over Unpaid One Year Salaries

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Teachers  in  Imo  state   staged a  peaceful demonstration over the state government’s failure to pay their salaries for 12 months consecutively  The protest, which was held in front of the Government House, Owerri, temporarily halted human and vehicular movement in the area It was learnt that the action was triggered off by […]

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Autopsy ‘ll Reveal What Killed 2 Futo Students, Says Imo Police Command

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Contrary to some media reports  that the two students of the Federal university of Science and Technology (FUTO) Owerri, Imo state, who died weekend in their hostel room passed on as a result generator fume, police in the state has said only medical autopsy would reveal the actual cause of their deaths. […]

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Imo Assembly Replaces Majority Leader

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The  Speaker  of Imo State House of Assembly,  Mr Paul Emeziem (APC Onuimo), has announced the removal of Mr Uche Ogbuagu (APC Ikeduru) as the Majority Leader of the House. The speaker also announced that Ogbuagu would be replaced by the Member representing Owerri West, Mr Kanayo Njoku (APC ). He made […]

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Imo Government Confiscate Okorocha’s Royal Palm Estate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Imo State Government  has stated that it has confiscated the Royal Palm Estate on Akachi Road, Owerri, which belongs to the state government from wife of Former Governor ,Rochas Okorocha The  land in  question was  given  to  Nkechi Okorocha, Wife of Rochas Okorocha during his administration as a GovernorThe Commissioner for […]

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Orlu Mayhem: Uzodinma Declares Dusk To Dawn Curfew In 10 LGAs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo has imposed dusk to dawn curfew in 10 council areas in Imo to check further breakdown of laws in Orlu Local Government and other affected areas. The governor said in Owerri on Monday that the curfew would hold between 6am and 6pm daily till further notice. This […]

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COVID-19: Uzodinma Threatens Another Lockdown In Imo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo has threatened a second total lockdown, if residents of the state continue to disregard COVID-19 safety protocols. The governor issued the threat in a statewide broadcast in Owerri late on Friday night. Uzodinma, who frowned at nonchalance of Imo residents towards established safety protocols, said that four […]

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Police Arrest Dethroned Monarch, Others Over Robbery, Kidnapping

By Ignatius Okpara OWERRI NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The police in Imo State South East Nigeria, have arrested the dethroned traditional ruler of Lagwa autonomous community in Mbaise, in Aboh Mbaise council Area of Imo state, Mr. Cosmas Onyeneke over alleged robbery and attempted kidnapping. The suspect, who is other wise known as “Ise of […]

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Tension In Owerri As 2 Inmates Escape From Prison

By Ignatius Okpara OWERRI, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Management of the Federal prison, Owerri, Imo state capital, South- East Nigeria, has been thrown into confusion, following a jail break that occurred at the reformation facility Tuesday night. AFRICAN EXAMINER gathered that two inmates who are still serving various jail terms in the prison escaped during […]

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2019: Imo Lawmakers Declare War On Speaker Over Gubernatorial Ambition

By Ignatius Okpara OWERRI, IMO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The alleged 2019 gubernatorial ambition of the Imo State of Assembly Speaker Hon. Acho Ihim, has pitched him against some of his colleagues, who are bent on impeaching him if he failed to shelve the dream. AFRICAN EXAMINER gathered that Hon. Ihim, who is also President […]

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I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E: Suspected Ritualists Murder 21 Year Old Boy; Removed Vital Organs

Ignatius Okpara OWERRI NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There was tension and anxiety last weekend in Umudike village in Dikenafai, the Headquarters of Ideato South local government Area of Imo State, south east Nigeria, following the murder of a 12 year-old primary school boy, simply identified as Ikenna by unknown persons. Shockingly, vital body parts of […]

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Okorocha Sacks Commissioner For Information, Other Aides

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 […]

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

…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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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