Imo government cautions sacked council chairmen against resumption
The Imo State Government has cautioned the sacked local government chairmen and councilors against resuming work on Monday, November 30, as they threatened.
Imo APC leaders seek end to leadership crisis
Some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State have appealed to the Mai Mala Buni-led National Caretaker Committee of the party to put an end to the lingering leadership crisis r
Cruise ships buoy global economy with $150b yearly
The International Maritime Organization (IMO), and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), have emphasized the need for safe return of the cruise ship sub-sector, noting that the industry generates $150 billion for the global economy yearly, and supports 1.2 million jobs.
Imo records 612 cases, 12 deaths from COVID-19
Imo State has recorded 12 deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic since the index case was confirmed in the country. Also within the period, 616 confirmed cases were recorded, while 580 infected persons recovered from the pandemic. State Coordinator of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Sebastian Okwu, who disclosed this in Owerri, during a media…
#EndSARS: Group seeks 30% for youths in governance
Imo Relaxes Curfew A non-governmental organisation, Baywood Foundation (BF), renowned for youth-oriented initiatives, has called on Nigerian leaders to give the youths ample representation in governance for even development and avert youth restiveness. Making the appeal at a media briefing in Enugu, its Director, Mr. Chukwudi Ojielo, called for 30 per cent affirmative action for…
Third placed Ararume clinches APC senatorial ticket in Imo
In a curious replay of the circumstances leading to Senator Hope Uzodimma’s emergence as the governorship standard-bearer of All Progressives Congress (APC) after former Governor Rochas Okorocha raised obstacles, Senator Ifeanyi Ararume, has defied Governor Uzodimma’s antics to clinch the party’s ticket for Imo North Senatorial By-election. A Federal High Court sitting in…
Imo orders contractor to refund N1.4 billion for road project
Dissatisfied with the pace of work on the Nekede/Ihiagwa/Federal University of Technology (FUTO) highway in Owerri West Local Council, the state government has ordered the contractor to refund immediately the N1.4 billion mobilisation fee paid by the administration of Emeka Ihedioha. To show seriousness, the State Executive Council (SEC) mandated the Attorney General and Commissioner…
Imo begins full enforcement of curfew
As security operatives commenced full enforcement of the 24-hour curfew imposed on Imo State yesterday, Governor Hope Uzodimma has warned residents to stay indoors. The Guardian observed that banks, markets, shops, schools and business premises were closed. Movements, including motorists were restricted. All the police stations and other sister security agencies’ locations were heavily guarded.…
INEC to distribute sensitive materials for Imo North bye-election Oct. 28
Prof. Emeka Ezeonu, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Imo, says the commission will commence distribution of sensitive materials for Imo North senatorial bye-election on October 28.
Okorocha faults critics of 2021 budget, attacks Imo panel
Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has defended the Federal Government’s proposed N13.08 trillion budget for 2021. The N5.21 trillion deficit in the 2021 budget
17 states fail in housing as agencies remain dormant
AHCN proposes an affordable housing development fund Dozens of states have failed to provide new homes for their citizens within the last three years amid a growing population and housing deficit in the country. A new assessment on the state of housing in Nigeria shows that some state agencies have not built any house in…