Imo scraps payment of pensions to ex-governors, speakers

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has assented to a bill repealing the law that created pension allowances and gratuities for former governors, deputy governors, assembly speakers, and deputy speakers.Signing the bill into law in Owerri on Friday, the governor noted that the erstwhile law runs contrary to the 1999 constitution as amended, which stipulates[...]

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Uzodinma debunks purported plan to immortalise Kyari in Imo

Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo has debunked reports credited to him that he was making moves to rename the Imo State University (IMSU) after Malam Abba Kyari, to immortalise him. Uzodinma described the report as fake, saying that it was circulated by people in opposition parties in Imo to create mischief, disaffection and distract his[...]

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Abia, Anambra PDP, Imolites protest Supreme Court’s verdict on Ihedioha

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia and Anambra on Sunday marched round the major streets of Umuahia and Awka capital cities to protest against the Supreme Court’s judgment that sacked Chief Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo. Ihedioha, who was PDP’s candidate in the 2019 governorship election, was announced the winner by the Independent[...]

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Ihedioha: I’m still in shock over supreme court judgement

Emeka Ihedioha says he is shocked by the judgement of supreme court which sacked him as governor of Imo state. Ihedioha made the remark when Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led a delegation of the party’s national working committee to his Abuja residence on Saturday. The apex court had ordered[...]

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Mbaka present as Uzodinma is sworn in as Imo governor

Ejike Mbaka, a Catholic priest in Enugu, was present at the swearing-in of Hope Uzodinma as governor of Imo state on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the supreme court declared Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the duly elected governor of Imo, effectively removing Emeka Ihedioha as the chief executive officer of the state. Uzodinma[...]

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Imo State: Supreme Court judgment, another sad commentary –PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed surprise at the judgment of the Supreme Court on the Imo state governorship election, describing it as `yet another very sad commentary on Nigeria’s democratic order’. The Supreme Court in a unanimous Judgment on Tuesday sacked Emeka Ihedioha as Governor of Imo, declared Hope Uzodinma winner and ordered[...]

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Imo 2019 election: Supreme Court sacks Ihedioha, declares Hope Uzodinma winner

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of Imo state 2019 governorship poll and nullifying the election of Emeka Ihedioha. Recall that Action Alliance’s governorship candidate in the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo State, Mr Uche Nwosu had earlier today withdrawn the appeal he filed[...]

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Chaos Occurs as Fire Burns Down a part of Imo Airport

International Cargo Airport, Owerri, Imo State, was yesterday razed by fire, forcing passengers to flee for safety.The cause of the inferno, which lasted for over 30 minutes, was not immediately ascertained, but The Guardian learnt that the fire started around 2:00 p.m. at the arrival section of the airport, which was under renovation. Though no[...]

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Okorocha, Uzodinma set for showdown over Imo West

By STEVE UZOECHI  The scenario in Imo State ahead the 2019 elections is not entirely different from the prevailing reality across the country. As early as the year 2017, Governor Rochas Okorocha, who is the leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Imo State, put the entire state on notice that as he serves[...]

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