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21 Jul 2018
Owerri, the Imo State capital city is agog as the grand finale of the 17th edition of the Miss Niger Delta Peace Cultural pageant holds today at the Trade and Investment Centre, Port Harcourt Road. President of Miss Niger Delta Organisation, Prince Sodin Akiagba in a statement said, since inception of the pageant in 1999, the competition has produced 15…
9 Jul 2018
Nigeria's aviation industry recorded another feat last Thursday when Air Peace operated first all-female flights from Lagos to Abuja, Owerri, Imo state and back to Lagos. Hundreds of airline passengers, government officials and aviation regulators celebrated the first all-female crew comprising Capt. Sinmisola Ajibola, Senior First Officer Quincy Owen, SEP Instructor Rosemary Uagbor, Cabin Executive…
6 Jul 2018
Air Peace, yesterday, launched an all-female flights on the Lagos-Abuja, Abuja-Owerri, Owerri-Abuja and Abuja-Lagos routes. The flights were in honour of its first female captain, Sinmisola Ajibola. Air Peace’s Corporate Communications Manager, Chris Iwarah, said Captain Sinmisola’s achievement was a testament to Air Peace’s avowed commitment to gender equality and promotion of Nigerian women in aviation…
1 May 2018
A two-day capacity building workshop for some South-East-based journalists held at the Great Wood Hotels, Owerri, Imo State, organised by the Nigerian Press Council (NPC), ended at the weekend with a call to practitioners to show and exhibit professionalism in the execution of their job. It further urged proper funding of media outfits.  Hammersmith Training…
25 Apr 2018
The League Management Company (LMC) is studying the reports by the match commissioner and other officials to ascertain what actually happened during Monday’s Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) match between Heartland and Plateau United. There were reports after the game at the Dan Anyiam Stadium that the match officials and some Plateau United players were…
16 Apr 2018
Determined to ensure that the over 35- year- old land dispute between the authorities of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) and communities hosting...
7 Feb 2018
Scores of loyalists of the dreaded late Don Wanney’s group on Monday evening surrendered their arms to the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha. Their boss, Wanney, had been killed few weeks ago by security operatives. At the event, which took place at the Heroes’ Square, Owerri, the ex-militants surrendered explosives, rocket launchers, high-calibre riffles, including…
1 Feb 2018
Determined to stop the proliferation of illegal medicine stores, most of which do not have appropriate storage facilities leading to the deterioration of medicines thus making them unsuitable for human consumption, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has arrested four illegal medicine dealers in Owerri, Imo State. Deputy Director Enforcement, PCN, Stephen Esumobi, told journalists…
6 Dec 2017
Scores of tricycle operators, popularly known as keke, yesterday staged a protest in different parts of Owerri metropolis against a ban placed on them by the officials of the state- owned Environmental Transformation Commission (ENTRACO). The commission ordered them not to operate within the capital city from December1. They also expressed misgivings that the state…
20 Jun 2017
The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘C’ of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Owerri has destroyed goods with duty paid value of N35 million contained in a 1×40 ft trailer.
24 May 2016
The sacking of Mbakwe among other governors in a military coup truncated what could have been another four years of meteoric development in Imo State.
18 May 2016
The protesters carried placards with inscriptions: “We reject Islamisation under any guise. Allow us to live in peace in our land. No grazing Bill’ among others.

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