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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Gunmen attack Imo lawmaker’s home, behead security guard

Gunmen have attacked the country home of Ekene Nnodimele, the lawmaker representing Orsu State Constituency in the Imo House of Assembly.

Imo courts yet to resume sittings after suspension of judiciary workers’ strike

Members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Imo State chapter, resumed work on Wednesday after Friday’s suspension of the more than two-month-old nationwide strike.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Imo ex-commissioner, lawmaker’s houses burnt down, gateman killed

The arsonists also allegedly torched the ancestral home of the immediate past Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Cyprian Charles Akaolisa, in the same area.
Troops of the 72 Special Forces Brigade in Makurdi, Benue state, have stopped 73 men from going to Imo state from Nasarawa.

Troops block 73 men going to Imo with motorcycles from Nasarawa

Troops of the 72 Special Forces Brigade in Makurdi, Benue state, have stopped 73 men from going to Imo state from Nasarawa.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Southern governors’ irrevocable decision on open grazing and others issues must be respected.

Rivers governor: President Buhari can’t shift his constitutional roles on security to states

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has told President Muhammadu Buhari that it is unconstitutional for him to shift the power of securing the life and property of Nigerians to the state governors.

Ex-Imo deputy governor: Government officials should listen to yearnings of Nigerians

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State, Eze Madumere, has called for dialogue to help resolve grievances of Nigerians from various parts of the country.

Democracy versus civilian government

The question on the lips of many Nigerians as the nation marks another Democracy Day is this: Is democracy defined only by the fact that the government is led by elected civilians?

UNFPA-UNICEF renew fight against FGM in Imo

The United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has raised the alarm over upsurge of female Genital Mutilation in the country.

Imo, Enugu governors visit South-East APC secretariat

The duo, who are of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had earlier attended a meeting with their other South-East counterparts before deciding to visit the zonal secretariat to assess its readiness for commissioning.
Veteran Nigerian singer and Humans Right activist, Onyeka Onwenu, has enjoined President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw troops deployed to the South East and dialogue with secessionist agitators and youths in the region to stop the killings.

Onyeka Onwenu: Soldiers are killing our people in South-East

Veteran Nigerian singer and Humans Right activist, Onyeka Onwenu, has enjoined President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw troops deployed to the South East and dialogue with secessionist agitators and youths in the region to stop the killings.
An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced two septuagenarians and four others to death by hanging for the murder of one Sola Adeniyi.

Man hangs self after sex with daughter

A man whose identity is being withheld from Amaigbo in Nwangele Local Government Area of Imo State on Thursday hanged himself after he was caught having canal knowledge of his daughter.
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Nigerian airlines record low patronage over insecurity

Those who spoke to newsmen insisted that high airfares could be a factor, but insecurity was also identified as major reason. They noted that even at the peak of high cost of tickets in May and April, passenger traffic was still high.
Senator Samuel Anyanwu, who represented Imo East Senatorial district, yesterday described Igbo leaders who were silent in the face of the killings in Igboland as those conspiring with external forces to benefit from the insecurity in Southeast states.

Senator Anyanwu: Insecurity major threat to southeastern economy

PDP politician Samuel Anyanwu has said that the worsening security situation in the country constitute a major threat to the economy of southeasterners.
Prof. Placid Njoku says he has not resigned as Deputy Governor of Imo.

Imo deputy govornor: I’ve not resigned

This is contained in a statement by Njoku’s Chief Press Secretary, Ozioma Ukwuoma in Owerri on Thursday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police nab native doctor for preparing charms for IPOB, ESN

The police in Imo State have arrested a 40-year-old man, Uzoamaka Ugoanyanwu, said to be a notorious native doctor who allegedly prepares charms for members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
The newly posted Imo state Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, on Thursday, said that he would introduce visibility policing as well as reinvigorate community policing in the state to restore fully the security of lives and properties in Imo.

CP: Incessant crimes reason for arrests in Imo

The Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Abutu Yaro, on Wednesday, explained why security operatives were embarking on indiscriminate arrests in the state.

Ex-INEC boss: Indigenes also responsible for insecurity in Imo

A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Maurice Iwu, has said the indigenes of Imo State are also to be blamed for the insecurity in the state.
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has shifted the sit-at-home protest earlier scheduled for Sunday, May 30 in commemoration of Biafra Day, to Monday, May 31.

IPOB: Nigerian security agents killing Igbo youths under guise of ESN clampdown

Igbo separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that Nigerian security agents are secretly killing youths in the South East who are being labelled are members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

Inspector’s death: Widower accuses FMC Umuahia of negligence

Widower of a police inspector, Isabella Ntiasagwe, who died last Saturday at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Umuahia, has accused the centre of negligence.
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Imo NLC to PDP: Don’t drag us into partisan politics

The Imo State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has cautioned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against dragging it into partisan politics in the state.
Director-General of the Scheme, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the appeal in his keynote address at the ongoing meeting of NYSC’s top management with representatives of the State Governments and the FCT administration, in Abuja.

NYSC chief hails army on corps members’ security

Director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has commended the Nigerian Army for prioritising the welfare and security of corps members deployed to Imo State.
The Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma briefing the State Press after a ‘closed door’ meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja. PHOTO - SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 18 2021

Imo governor asks politicians to stop blame game over insecurity

Amid the worsening insecurity in the country, Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, has called on politicians to stop the blame game.

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Blasts kill two near office of party backed by Myanmar army

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