IHEDIOHA UNDER PRESSURE TO SACK EZE IMO

By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri 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. Ihedioha Vanguard was reliably informed yesterday in Owerri, that the governor was considering options on the table one of which is engaging with the royal fathers at different levels before taking his decision. However, Ohiri’s challenge started the day Ihedioha, met with the over 600 hundred traditional rulers at the palace of Eze Imo, along Mbari street in the…

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OKOROCHA’S DAUGHTER SUES IHEDIOHA OVER INVASION OF HER PLAZA

First daughter of the immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, Uloma Nwosu and two others, have filed a legal suit against Governor Emeka Ihedioha, Igbere TV reports. Others joined in the suit as respondents before a Federal High Court include Imo State Commissioner of Police and four others over the invasion of her shopping complex, House of Freeda Limited. Others are the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ndukwe Nnawuchi; Chairman of the Imo State Task Force on Recovery of Government Assets, Jasper Ndubuaku; Kenneth Anaeme, and…

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IHEDIOHA SACKS WORKERS EMPLOYED BETWEEN 2018 TILL HE ASSUMED OFFICE

Ihedioha suspends salaries of alleged illegal workers Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has suspended payment of salary to all workers employed into the state civil service from January 2018 to March 29, 2019. Ihedioha said employment of the affected workers did not follow due process, as stipulated by law, adding that his government would not condone illegality of any form. The Governor directed the Head of Service, Alma Eluwa, to workwith other directors in the state civil service, to ascertain those that merited their employment. He also constituted a panel…

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IMO UNCOVERS 20BIL JUDGEMENT DEBT INCURRED BY OKOROCHA

The Imo State Government on Wednesday said it inherited judgment debts of over N20 billion incurred by the administration of ex-governor Rochas Okorocha. It said the debts, which had almost collapsed the government, arose from subsisting court judgments, Orders, Garnishee Orders and Proceedings for Execution of judgments and orders of courts against the state. Imo State Attorney-General, Ndukwe Nnawuchi, SAN, made the claims in a statement to The Nation yesterday. Nnawuchi said: “The present administration is as a result inundated and consistently harassed, embarrassed and put under pressure by the…

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IHEDIOHA APPOINTS NAEO C AS AIDE

Former Storm Records rapper Naetochukwu Chikwe, popularly known in music circles as Naeto C, has been appointed as a Special Assistant on Lagos Liaison by governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha. The 37-year-old rapper who was born in Houston, Texas but had his basic education in Nigeria, is the son of Nze Herbert Chikwe and Ambassador Mrs Kema Chikwe, a Board of Trustees member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), who served as Nigeria’s minister of Transport from 1999 – 2001 and the minister of Aviation from 2001 – 2003.…

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UCHE NWOSU’S AA WITHDRAWS PETITION AGAINST IHEDIOHA’S ELECTION

The Imo State chapter of the Action Alliance, AA, has withdrawn its governorship election petition against the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Governor Emeka Ihedioha. This was contained in a statement signed Chief Barr. Kenneth Udeze, National Chairman of the party. The party and its governorship candidate, Uche Nwosu, had approached the Governorship Election Tribunal in the state to seek redress after the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared Ihedioha and PDP winner of the election. The press release added, “This press release is in conformity with AA…

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IHEDIOHA SPEAKS ON GOING AFTER POLITICAL OPPONENTS, WHY HE IS OPERATING FROM HIS PRIVATE RESIDENCE

Imo Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has raised alarm that the state is going through serious challenges. He, however, assured the people that his administration will not witch hunt political opponents. Ihedioha spoke while receiving a delegation of the Christian Association of Nigeria-CAN, led by the National President, Rev. (Dr.) Sampson Ayokunle, in Owerri. The Governor, represented by his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Gerald Irona, explained why the delegation was received at his private residence. Irona stated: “It is not in the habit of His Excellency Governor Emeka Ihedioha to engage or host…

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IMO ASSEMBLY CONFIRMS APPOINTMENT OF IHEDIOHA’S FIRST COMMISSIONER

Chijioke Jannah  The Imo State House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Ndukwe Nnawuchi (SAN) as the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice. Nnawuchi was confirmed by the house at its plenary on Friday. The House unanimously adopted the report of Hon Ken Agbim committee which screened the nominee and declared him worthy of appointment. While confirming the nomination, the Speaker, Chinedu Offor, said the committee found the nominee worthy of the appointment. The Imo Assembly also ordered the reinstatement of the former Provost of the College of Nursing…

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IHEDIOHA FINALLY RECEIVES HANDOVER NOTES FROM HIS PREDECESSOR, OKOROCHA

Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has finally accepted a handover note from his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha. Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Uche Onyeagocha, received the note from Secretary to the Immediate past Governor, Arch. Emeka Duru, at the Cabinet Office, Owerri. Governor Ihedioha had raised alarm that no document was handed over to him by the former Governor, Okorocha. But the Okorocha government had claimed, in its response, that Ihedioha refused to honour the invitations from his predecessor to receive the handover notes properly before the inauguration. The…

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EMEKA IHEDIOHA SETS UP 8-MAN COMMITTEE TO PROBE OKOROCHA

The battle Lines are coming up quite quickly. Emeka Ihedioha, Governor of Imo State, has put together an eight-man committee to probe the financial dealings of Rochas Okorocha, immediate past Governor of the state. The committee, which will be headed by Dr. Abraham Nwankwo, was unveiled today by Chibuike Onyeukwu, Chief Press Secretary to the governor. The Financial Advisory Committee, as named by the governor, was tasked with the major responsibility of ascertaining and documenting the locations and balances on all bank accounts operated by Imo State government, its ministries,…

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