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Court restrains INEC from issuing Certificate of Return to Governor Okorocha

An Owerri High Court has issued an Order restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from reversing its decision not to issue a certificate of return in respect of Imo west senatorial election.
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State says he is confident that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will issue a Certificate of Return to him as the Senator-elect for Imo West Senatorial District. Okorocha expressed this optimism while speaking with State House Correspondents after a private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari gives Governor Okorocha pass mark in security matters

President Muhammadu Buhari has emphasised that security is very dear to the Federal government, adding that it should not be left alone for the government to deal with, just as he commended Governor Rochas Okorocha for his contributions to security matters.

Henry Okafor emerges new Imo APGA chairman

The former House of Representatives candidate for Ohaji/ Egbema/Oguta /Oru West federal constituency in the just concluded National Assembly and presidential elections, Dr. Henry Okafor has emerged as the new state chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance.
Top Nigerian Professional Football League teams on Monday were handed easy draws at the 2019 Aiteo Cup Round of 64 games.

NNL matches on hold as Aiteo Cup takes centre stage

Organisers of the Nigeria National League (NNL), the second tier of Nigeria’s football league, have placed the 2018/2019 season on hold.

Air Peace de-boards ‘unruly passenger’

Air Peace has said it de-boarded a passenger, identified as Christopher Aniagboso, from its Lagos-Owerri flight to guarantee the safety of its crew and customers.

Jubilation as police arrests Don Wanny’s gang member in Owerri

There was jubilation in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on Sunday following the arrest of a suspected deadly kidnapper and armed robber, Nzube Anagwu, popularly known as Italian.
Federal Polytechnic, Nekede,

Students desert hostels in Imo communities over alleged police misconduct

A relentless police crackdown on students residing in hostels at Umuoma, Umuerim and Umuokomochi communities, near Owerri, is forcing students to flee their hostels, newsmen report.

Police arrest notorious armed robber, recover service pistol

Anambra State Police Command at the weekend said it has arrested a suspected notorious armed robber, Chinedu Ani, who robbed a serving DSP in the Police Mobile Force (PMF), at Idodo village along Enugu-Abakaliki Expressway and made away with his service pistol.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: I’ve always seen Governor Okorocha as a strange person

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has confessed that he has always seen the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, as a strange person considering his lifestyle and outspoken nature, pointing out that it does not reflect his passion for his achievements and contribution to his people.
Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

VP Osinbajo: Governor Okorocha is a great achiever

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday, described the outgoing Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, as a great achiever who has done well in the eight years of his tenure as governor.

APGA chieftain calls for reconciliation ahead of party’s national convention May 27

Former Deputy National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr Nkwa Onwuka, has called for the reconciliation of all aggrieved party members ahead of its May 27 National Convention.

Onwuka Nkwa: One person cannot control APGA’s finances

A former member of the Board of Trustees of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Onwuka Nkwa, yesterday, said finances of the party should not be controlled by one person.

UTME: JAMB releases list of suspended CBT centres

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the list of Computer Based Test (CBT) centres suspended for aiding examination malpractices across the country.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Imo West: APC chieftain urges INEC to release Governor Okorocha’s certificate of return

A chieftain of All Progressives Congress and a retired Major General, Sunday Chikwe, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to release the certificate of return of Governor Rochas Okorocha regardless of the circumstances surrounding his victory.
Geoffrey Enyinnaya Okorafor

Anglican bishop: N30,000 too small for Nigerian worker

Rt. Rev. Geoffrey E. Okorafor, an Anglican priest, has said that the N30,000 new national minimum wage is too small considering the plight of the average Nigerian worker.

N1 billion contract debt: Central bank, 14 banks deny overseeing Imo’s account

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and 14 other banks out of the 17 ordered by an FCT High Court to show cause why plea for garnishee of alleged accounts operated by Imo Government should not be made absolute, had denied overseeing the state’s accounts.
Okey Ezeh

Imo guber: Okey Ezeh wins at appeal court

The Owerri Judicial Division of the Court of Appeal has upturned an earlier judgement of a Federal High Court sitting in Owerri which had faulted the nomination of Sir Okey Ezeh as the Imo State governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the last general elections.

Governor Okorocha, Emeka Ihedioha agree on peaceful transition

The outgoing Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, and the governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, have agreed to ensure a hitch-free handover ceremony on May 29.

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Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Provence, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma

Bishop Chukwuma challenges Governor Ugwuanyi on legacy projects

Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Anglican Communion, has appealed to Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State to leave legacies that posterity would remember him for.

NDLEA: 27 million involved in illicit drugs globally

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has expressed worry over prevalent cases of drug abuse among youths in the country.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Central bank, BoI mull financing window for Edo Creative Hub

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bank of Industry (BoI), have disclosed plans to partner with the Edo State Government to ease access to finance to creators at the Edo Creative Hub.

Police confirm Lagos man kills wife, son, self

The police in Lagos said a 42-year-old man, Enifeh Omomo, allegedly committed suicide after killing his wife and their six-year-old son at their Ikorodu residence.
This picture taken on Tuesday, July 17, shows trucks completely blocking a section of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway at Second Rainbow inward Mile 2, and commercial buses driving against traffic.

Truckers hails removal of navy from controlling Apapa traffic

The Federal Government’s withdrawal of the Nigerian Navy and other military formations from controlling traffic at the Apapa Port has been lauded as a welcome development by some truck owners.