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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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”

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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 […]

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