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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. 

Man arrested after trying to use Lady for rituals in Imo State

A man has been arrested in Umuonyeashi,Nsokpo Ogbaku in Mbaitolu LGA, Imo state after trying to use a lady he lured for rituals.
The accused man stabbed the lady several times, but somehow she managed to escape and called for help according to reports Youths in the community came out in their numbers and gave the man a chase. He hid in a bush, but was later fished out. When the girl was questioned she said, he tried to use her for rituals. Police were called in, and he was handed over to them.


Monday, August 14

ASUU embarks on indefinite strike

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU, has embarked on an indefinite strike beginning from today August 14th. President of the academic union, Biodun Ogunyemi, announced this in a memo to lecturers dated August 12th.