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PVC Collection: Imo State Declares Holiday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the 2023 General Elections approach, the Imo State government has declared Thursday, January 26 and Friday, January 27, 2023, as public holidays to allow workers to collect their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) for the coming elections. Speaking to newsmen after the first Executive Council meeting this year on Wednesday, January 25, […]

Unknown Gunmen Strike Again In Imo, Kill APC Chieftain, Abduct Others

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The current alarming insecurity in Imo state has continued unabated as unknown gunmen killed the ward chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Umuchoke ward in Okwe in the Onuimo Council area  of the State This is happening less than one week after unknown armed men kidnapped and later beheaded the Transition […]

BREAKING: Gunmen Behead Imo LG Boss After Collecting Ransom

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The abducted Sole Administrator of the Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State, Chris Ohizu, has been beheaded. The council boss was butchered on Sunday after his abductors allegedly received N6 million as ransom. Video of his beheading surfaced online on Sunday, where his killers insisted that there would be no […]

 NEMA, Nigerian Airforce, Synergize Existing Relationship  In Imo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The  National  Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that robust collaboration and quality information sharing among Stakeholders remains key to efficient service delivering during emergency responses. According to the Agency, it’s against that backdrop that it takes issue of  exchange,  courtesy visits to Stakeholders very seriously. Head, NEMA operation’s office, Owerri, Imo […]

INEC Condemns Abduction Of Staffers In Imo Bye-Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed concern over the abduction of some of its adhoc members of staff in Imo. The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Prof. Francis Ezeonu, while briefing newsmen in Owerri on Saturday, called on security agents to ensure safe return of its members of […]

Imo House Of Assembly Crisis Escalates, As Speaker Announces Suspension Of 3 Members

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The internal crisis bedeviling   the Imo State House of Assembly  took a new Twist,  as the lawmakers  slammed indefinite suspension on three of its members. Our Correspondent reports that the action took place in the hallowed chamber of the house following announcement made by the Speaker, Hon Kennedy Ibeh. The three members […]

Uzodimma Announces 13 Month Salary For Imo Workers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has put smile on the faces of Civil servants in the state, as he announced 100 percent 13 month salary for them. He disclosed this Tuesday during an interactive session with workers in the state .  Our Correspondent reports that the meeting was  the third time […]

Troops Foil Abduction Of Medical Personnel In Imo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Exercise Golden Dawn of the Nigerian Army has foiled an attempt by alleged members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to kidnap some medical personnel in Imo. This is contained in a statement signed by Brig.- Gen.- Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director, Army Public Relations and made available to newsmen […]

Hotel, Houses Burnt As Gunmen Kill Soldier In Imo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gunmen on Monday afternoon killed a military officer when they attacked some soldiers in Awo Mmamma in the Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State. In reprisal, military men regrouped, stormed the town and allegedly burnt a hotel, cars, houses and shops. The incident which happened at Ishieke junction in the […]

Drama In Imo House Of Assembly, As Lawmakers Sack Speaker, Reinstate Impeached Deputy Speaker

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The crisis rocking the Imo state House of Assembly has taking a dramatic twist, as 19 out of the 27 members on Monday afternoon reinstated the impeached Deputy Speaker, Hon. Amara Iwuayanwu, barely few hours they announced the sacking of the Speaker,  Paul Emeziem amid tight security. The  Speaker who was impeached […]

BREAKING: Tension As Imo Assembly Impeaches Deputy Speaker

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Amara Iwuanyanwu, has been impeached. He was impeached under tight security during the plenary on Tuesday. Ekene Nnodim, who represents Orlu state constituency, submitted a resolution signed by 18 out of the 27 lawmakers for the removal of Iwuanyanwu as the Deputy […]

Attack On Imo Traditional Rulers Shocking, Says Uzodinma

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has condemned the attack on traditional rulers in the state by gunmen. Three of the traditional rulers who were having a meeting at Njaba Local Government Area were killed during the attack while others suffered varying degrees of injuries. Among the monarchs confirmed dead were […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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