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Senator Hope Uzodinma has been sworn in as the Governor of Imo State few hours after receiving the Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Governor Uzodinma to probe contracts awarded by three predecessors

The newly inaugurated governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has called for an investigation into contracts awarded by the state government from 2010 to date.

Ikedi Ohakim: 100 million Nigerians threatened

A former Governor of Imo, Ikedi Ohakim, says over 100 million Nigerians are directly or indirectly threatened by desertification, deforestation and erosion.
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Controversy over Ohanaeze leadership’s tenure

The tenure of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo leadership will end in January 2021, not 2020, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation said on Sunday. It warned mischief makers against stampeding the executive.
Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.

Senator Okorocha: Emeka Ihedioha governing Imo with stolen mandate

There might not be an end yet to the brewing cold war between governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State and his predecessor, senator Rochas Okorocha over governance of the state.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has notified airlines, passengers and all other stakeholders that the runway at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu will be closed for major repairs.

President Buhari approves N10 billion intervention fund for Enugu airport

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N10billion as an intervention fund for the upgrade of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

South East governors urges President Buhari to declare emergency on roads, erosion

The governors of the South East and leaders from the zone on Thursday visited President Muhammadu Buhari and asked for a special fund for the rehabilitation of the Akanu Ibiam Airport in Enugu State.
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South East governors, others demand special fund for Enugu airport

South-East governors and leaders from the zone on Thursday demanded for special fund for the rehabilitation of the Akanu Ibiam Airport in Enugu State.

Imo government bans use of polytene bags

Imo State government has reiterated its determination to restore the state to its premier position as the cleanest and most beautiful state in the country through sustained aggressive environmental sanitation.
Barr. Frank Ugboma, Chairman Imo Assembly House Committee on Public Safety, Intelligence and Securities

Anarchy: Imo assemblyman cautions Senator Okorocha

The Chairman, Imo House of Assembly Committee on Public Safety, Intelligence and Securities, Barr. Frank Ugboma, has cautioned Sen. Rochas Okorocha, the immediate past governor of the state, over utterances of anarchy in Imo.
Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, on Monday lamented that the immediate past Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola is now having gray hair because the work of heading three ministries was to big for him.

Senator Okorocha cautions Imo government

Immediate past Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, on Sunday cautioned against further attacks on his personal property by the state government.
Imo Chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on the state governor-elect, Mr Emeka Ihedioha, to carry the youth along when he is sworn-in.

Governor Ihedioha under pressure to sack Eze Imo

Pressure is said to be mounting on the governor of Imo state, Emeka Ihedioha, to sack the chairman of Imo state traditional rulers, Eze Imo, Samuel Ohiri.
Imo Chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on the state governor-elect, Mr Emeka Ihedioha, to carry the youth along when he is sworn-in.

Governor Ihedioha makes two appointments

Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has appointed Steve Osuji and Chibuike Onyeukwu as his Special Adviser (Media) and Chief Press Secretary (CPS) respectively.
Imo Chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on the state governor-elect, Mr Emeka Ihedioha, to carry the youth along when he is sworn-in.

Governor-elect Ihedioha: I’ll say a lot on May 29

Imo State Governor-elect Emeka Ihedioha, yesterday, pleaded with the people of the state to wait until May 29 when he will speak to them.

Imo elections: Emeka Ihedioha wins governorship poll

The Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Emeka Ihedioha, has emerged the Imo State governor-elect.

Imo elections: Governorship candidates score INEC high

Governorship candidates of the various political parties in Imo State have expressed satisfaction with the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies over the conduct of the governorship and House of Assembly elections.

Supreme Court orders Governor Okorocha, Imo government to pay N1 billion owed by predecessor

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered Governor Rochas Okorocha and the Imo State Government to pay about N1bn which the state had owed a firm, E. F. Network Nigeria Limited, for about 10 years.

Imo elections: Senatorial candidate’s aide shot

Two men on a motorbike, on Thursday, shot at Nnamdi Nsorom, an aide to the Imo West Senatorial Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential and National Assembly election, Jones Onyereri.

Ikedi Ohakim declares Imo technically dead, seeks second chance

Ikedi Ohakim, the former governor of Imo State and governorship candidate of Accord Party has said that Imo State as presently constituted is dead, judging from what he described as an awful performance of outgoing Governor, Rochas Okorocha.

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Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, on Wednesday warned that his administration would deal ruthlessly with all criminal elements in the state, saying he would not negotiate with bandits.

Presidency reacts to ‘US visa restrictions’

The Presidency has described as mere speculations the reported planned imposition of visa restrictions on some African and Asian countries including Nigeria by the America’s government led by President Donald Trump.
Strive Masiyiwa, a philanthropist and owner of Econet Global, has now offered to pay the doctors a subsidy to cover living costs through his Higherlife Foundation.

Zimbabwe tycoon’s offer seeks to end to doctor strike

A funding offer by a billionaire Zimbabwe telecoms tycoon on Wednesday prompted the country's doctors to consider ending a long-running strike over wage payments.
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Sunday Oliseh hails Mikel Arteta after Arsenal’s draw against Chelsea

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