Thrill as NACC in Orlu organises sendforth party for members of 2017 batch B

Thrill as NACC in Orlu organises sendforth party for members of 2017 batch B

It was excitement galore for members of the National Association of Catholic Corps Members (NACC) in Orlu zone of Imo state as the leadership of the zone organised a sendforth party for corps members of 2017/2018 Batch B. At the ceremony held on Sunday, October 14 at the chapel of the NACC in Orlu, both serving and outgoing members had a funfilled time as they dined and wined. The outgoing Catholic corps members of the…

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2018 polytechnic Ranking: Federal Polytechnic Nekede Declared Best Polytechnic in Nigeria

2018 polytechnic Ranking:  Federal Polytechnic Nekede Declared Best Polytechnic in Nigeria

The Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri in Imo is the best polytechnic in Nigeria, according to the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE). The Executive Secretary of the Board, Dr Masa’udu Kazaure made this known in Kaduna on Thursday, at the end of the Second Regular Meeting of the NBTE Governing Board. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Modupe Adelabu. Kazaure explained that the polytechnic emerged the best after scoring 85.08 per cent in the assessment…

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Pastor, Wife die in Imo flood

Pastor, Wife die in Imo flood

The Head of Imo/Abia Operations Office, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Evans Ugoh, has confirmed that a pastor and his wife died in Monday’s massive flood in Oguta community in Imo State. Ugoh confirmed the incident on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri. NAN reports that the flood swept away some homes and farmlands in Oguta, the headquarters of Oguta Local Government Area (LGA) of Imo State….

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Hoodlums ‘kidnap’ dead body in Imo, demand N5m ransom

Hoodlums ‘kidnap’ dead body in Imo, demand N5m ransom

Operatives of the Imo State Police Command have arrested two men, Chukwudi Chukwu and Bethel Ibe, for allegedly abducting a corpse from a morgue in the state. It was gathered that the suspects, after abducting the corpse, contacted the manager of the mortuary, Bright Nwanshi, and made a demand of N5m as ransom. Parading the suspects on Thursday, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Dasuki Galadanchi, said police operatives swooped on the suspects, arrested…

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114 pro-Biafra women arraigned in Owerri magistrate court, remanded in prison

114 pro-Biafra women arraigned in Owerri magistrate court, remanded in prison

The Nigerian Police, Monday arraigned 114 pro-Biafra women in an Owerri Magistrate court. The protesters were arrested Friday, August 17 during a peaceful protest to demand a date for Biafra referendum, as well as the whereabouts of IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who disappeared since September 14, 2017 after raid of his Afaraukwu Umuahia country home by security operatives. The women protesters were brought to the court premises in Hilux vans and trucks. They were…

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Nnamdi Kanu: Fani-Kayode speaks on arrest of IPOB women

Nnamdi Kanu: Fani-Kayode speaks on arrest of IPOB women

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has called for the release of female members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB arrested in Imo. IPOB, in a press release made available to Eastern Reporter on Sunday said the women were arrested when they staged a peaceful protest to demand the release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. They called for the immediate release of the women, whom they said were in the military custody and taken…

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Biafra: Imo women protest half naked over Nnamdi Kanu

Biafra: Imo women protest half naked over Nnamdi Kanu

The police in Imo on Friday arrested some women protesting over the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for allegedly conducting an unlawful assembly. Some of the women, mostly of middle age and from the Southeast states, were half nude, while others dressed in black and marched through the streets of Owerri. NAN reports that the demonstrators disrupted vehicular movement as they chanted war songs and displayed different…

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Okorocha reveals when Saraki, others planed defection to PDP

Okorocha reveals when Saraki, others planed defection to PDP

Rochas Okorocha, Governor of Imo State, on Thursday disclosed that those who defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC, planned their defection two years ago. Okorocha, who is the Chairman of APC’s Governors’ Forum made the disclosure while interacting with journalists at the Government House, Owerri, the state capital. Recall that lawmakers in the National Assembly had about a week ago defected from the ruling APC. On Tuesday last week, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki…

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Abia/Imo indigenes drum support for Ugwuanyi’s re-election

Abia/Imo indigenes drum support for Ugwuanyi’s re-election

Indigenes of Abia and Imo states resident in Enugu State under the auspices of “Abia/Imo People’s Forum” have unanimously endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for a second term in office for entrenching peace and good governance in the state. The non-indigenes led by the forum’s chairman and patron, Apostle Dr. Joseph Ajujungwa and Bishop Dr. Godwin Madu of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) also declared their support for the laudable and people-oriented programmes of the governor…

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2019: Okorocha is not coming back once he leaves Imo Government House – Uche Nwosu

2019: Okorocha is not coming back once he leaves Imo Government House – Uche Nwosu

The Chief of Staff, Imo State Government House, Uche Nwosu, has declared that once Governor Rochas Okorocha leaves office, he would not come back to dictate to him (Nwosu) how he runs the affairs of the state. Nwosu stated this while insisting that he will be Imo State governor because he was divinely ordained for the job. The aspirant who is a son-inlaw to Okorocha, has since declared his governorship ambition on the platform of…

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