Friday, October 13

Okorocha welcomes South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma to Imo state, confers on him Traditional title

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Okorocha welcoming Zuma at the Airport

Obasanjo presenting the Traditional title certificate to Zuma

The President of South Africa, Mr. Jacob Zuma, on Friday, arrived Owerri, Imo State capital, for a two-day visit.

He arrived at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport at exactly 7.10pm and was received by former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha.

Obasanjo had arrived in the state one hour earlier before Zuma’s arrival.

In his speech, Zuma said he was in the state to form a partnership between his foundation and the Rochas Foundation College of Africa in a bid to cater for the underprivileged children in Africa.

He said, “While in Imo, the Zuma Foundation would sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Rochas Foundation and I would also meet with Imo businessmen and businesswomen.

“I would equally visit the Rochas Foundation College of Africa and interact with 
the students, who are from African countries.”

Zuma was given the traditional title of “Ochiagha Imo” by Eze Imo, HRH Samuel Ohiri on Friday evening

The chieftaincy title certificate was presented to him by former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

Monday, October 9

Former Imo state deputy governor, Jude Agbaso loses wife

Former Imo Deputy Governor, Sir Jude Agbaso has just lost his wife to the cold hands of death. According to IMO STATE BLOG sources, Late Mrs. Ihuoma Agbaso died in Lagos this weekend. The mother of four lost her battle with stomach cancer.

Saturday, September 16

Ooni of Ife and others celebrate New yam festival with Okorocha in Imo

Ooni Of Ife Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II was a special guest of honour at the 2017 Iri Ji Ozuruimo cultural carnival "Imo yam festival" in Imo State.

 He was joined by  other Nothern traditional rulers at the Eze Imo palace as HRM Eze Samuel Ohiri hosted  traditional rulers from the 36 states of the federation for the festival that held yesterday, September 15, 2017.

Thursday, September 14

Video: Girl caught with Human head in Imo state

A teenage girl, Iheoma  Chidinma from Mgbirichi in Imo state has been arrested with human head. She confessed that some yet to be identified people killed and severed the head of a man. She was arrested on her way to bury the head she put in a bag. Please watch the facebook video that has gone viral online  here Video link

Monday, September 4

Reverend Father kidnapped and murdered in Imo

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Palpable fear has gripped Imo indigenes, following the increasing level of criminality in the state.

The latest victim is a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo, who was September 1, 2017, abducted and killed in cold blood.

Friday, September 1

More trouble? Okorocha bans KEKE from Owerri

Governor Rochas Okorocha banned the tricycle operators  (KEKE) from Owerri.
The Governor disclosed this through a release issued to Newsmen by the Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo.

Thursday, August 31

Police places 1 million naira bounty for Ritualist's capture

The Nigeria Police Rivers State Command has placed a One Million Naira Bounty on 23 year old, Maxwell Ifeanyi Chukwu Dike, who killed an eight-year-old girl named Chikamso Victory. Maxwell was reportedly living in the same address as Late Chiamaka.
He allegedly raped and dismembered her for Rituals. The Uniport student had been arrested but escaped from Police custody four days ago. 
A Rivers state Police DPO(names withheld) was arrested on the orders of the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zaki Mohammed Ahmed, in connection with the escape. 

Wednesday, August 30

Okorocha hands 30 Pension board staff to DSS for 650 million fraud

The Imo State Government has handed over about thirty Pension Board staff to the Personnel of Directorate of Security Services (DSS) over monumental fraud dictated in pension cheques amounting to N650 million naira.

Saturday, August 26

Rochas Okorocha demolishes Eke Ukwu Market, Stray bullet kills 10 year old boy during protests

The Imo state government this morning began the demolition of Eke Ukwu market in Owerri the state capital. Armed mobile police officers accompanied government officials that are carrying out the demolition.
The state governor, Rochas Okorocha and residents of the state have been at loggerheads after he disclosed plans by his administration to demolish the market due to the serious traffic trading activities that the market causes along the road.

Friday, August 25

Jamb reduces cut off scores for Universities and others

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Jamb has reportedly reduced admission scores for Universities to 120 while Polytechnics, Colleges of education and Innovative enterprising institutes to 110.
 The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said that the decision to reduce the cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions was done by stakeholders in the education sector.According to Vanguard reports, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede who is the registrar of JAMB also stated  that universities could raise their cut off marks above 120 but not more than 180
This has been widely criticized by the Public and regarded as a failure in the Education sector. ASUU has also rejected the scores.