Thursday, 1st June 2023

Rochas Okorocha

16 Mar
Former Imo State commissioner of transport, Laseberry Okafor Anyanwu, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment on a four-count charge of abuse of office and fraudulent diversion of ₦180,000,000. Anyanwu was a commissioner during the tenure of Rochas Okorocha as governor. A spokesman for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in…
6 Jan
Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has denied reports making the rounds that he has decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This was contained in a statement, yesterday, signed by his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, and made available to The Guardian.
23 Nov 2022
The EFCC has opposed a motion filed by Sen. Rochas Okorocha, praying for an order quashing the money laundering charge preferred against him.
7 Nov 2022
A Federal High Court in Abuja is to ghear a preliminary objection filed by Sen. Rochas Okorocha, praying for an order quashing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s N2.9 billion charge against him on Nov. 22. Justice Inyang Ekwo adjourned the matter to allow EFCC’s counsel, G.K. Latona, respond to the preliminary objection filed…
6 Jul 2022
A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, granted an application filed by Sen. Rochas Okorocha, seeking an order granting him leave to travel to the U.S. for medical treatment. Justice Inyang Ekwo, while granting the order after Okorocha’s counsel, Ola Olanipekun, SAN, moved the motion to the effect, however warned the lawmaker against failure to…
15 Jun 2022
Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has described the former military head of state, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, as a blessing to Nigeria and humanity, praying God to bless him with good health.
7 Jun 2022
As the All progressive congress (APC) delegates prepare to cast ballots for their preferred presidential aspirants, seven of the aspirants have rejected the shortlist of five presidential aspirants presented by the party governors to President Muhammadu Buhari to adopt any of them as a consensus candidate. The aspirants led by the former Minister of Science…
2 Jun 2022
Former Imo State governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential aspirant, Rochas Okorocha, has said he will defeat the People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar if given the APC ticket.
1 Jun 2022
Sen. Rochas Okorocha, one of the presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday night, appeared before the party’s seven-man 2023 Presidential Screening Committee.
1 Jun 2022
Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday, admitted the representative of Imo West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Rochas Okorocha, to a N500 million bail.
31 May 2022
A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, admitted Sen. Rochas Okorocha to bail in the sum of N500 million with one surety in like sum.
30 May 2022
The former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, on Monday pleaded not guilty to the 17-count of money laundering charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) brought against him and six others.


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Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila on Thursday spoke on his rumoured appointment as chief of staff to President Bola Tinubu. "Be patient. The system works in its own way - allow the system to work," Gbajabiamila told a journalist that quizzed him at the State House in Abuja. A report by Leadership…
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The Auditor General of the Federation should carryout a forensic audit to ascertain whether the sum of N413billion borrowed from the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN for subsidy payments was refunded after the passage of the 2015 budget, the House of Representatives has said. This followed a report of the House Ad-hoc Committee on “Petroleum…
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Immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, Thursday submitted himself to operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The former Ekiti State Chief Executive is presently undergoing intense questioning at the Ilorin office of the Commission. Sources closed to The Guardian disclosed that Fayemi arrived at the EFCC facility at about…
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The governor of Enugu State, Dr. Peter Mbah, has declared an end to sit-at-home in the state effective from Monday, June 6, 2023, saying such orders were restricting creativity, entrepreneurship, and productivity in the state. He, however, expressed government’s readiness “to engage in dialogue with people, who have genuine grievances towards bringing lasting peace and…
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The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) said it has apprehended 56 roadside operators for examination malpractice in the ongoing 2023 May/June Senior Secondary Certificate Examination. The head of the examination body's national office in Nigeria, Patrick Areghan, announced this on Thursday while monitoring the examination in some government secondary schools in Abuja. Areghan revealed that…