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Governor Okorocha threatens to sack traditional rulers for disobedience

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has warned all traditional rulers in the state that failure to collect a 3,000 naira ($9.51) “development levy” from every adult in their communities would result in the monarch being stripped of their title. Okorocha last month directed all adults to pay the levy and put traditional rulers in charge of enforcing the directive. …

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Kingship tussle tears Imo community apart

· Late monarch’s Son, Vincent Nwadike in hiding The battle for the traditional ruler’s throne in Umuzegem Village, in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State, has driven a young man into hiding. More than a year after the brutal murder in July 2015 of the last Eze (king), Finian Nwadike, by suspected assassins at his country home, his son, …

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The fear of IPOB drives Okorocha out of London

Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha has told aides that “he will never address a gathering in London again”, following the embarrassment he faced in 9 March this year when a speech and PR exercise he was delivering at Chatham House in London was disrupted by a protester from the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). IPOB, who are campaigning for the …

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Uzodinma preaching hope for Imo State

Senator Hope Uzodinma, representing Imo West, spoke to a “town hall” meeting of Imo State indigenes living in the United Kingdom at the Marriott Hotel in London’s Maida Vale yesterday. Sources close to Uzodinma claimed that the event was the first in a series of approaches aimed at “sensitising” Imo voters in preparation for a governorship bid in 2019. The …

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Hope Uzodinma hoping to launch his bid for Imo governor in London tomorrow

Senator Hope Uzodinma, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), representing Imo West Senatorial District in Imo State, flew out of Nigeria this evening for London. He will be addressing a “town hall meeting” of indigenes of Imo State’s Orlu zone living in London at the Marriott Hotel in Maida Vale, London tomorrow evening. A source close to the senator revealed …

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Owerri indigenes: “Buhari, save us from Governor Okorocha”

A group, the Concerned Owerri Indigenes, has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari about what they call victimisation by Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha. The petition, was signed by Fabian Ojiri CP (Rtd), president; Reginald Edokwe Ebere, vice president and Corley Acholonu, is reproduced below. Our Dear President Buhari, Balkanization of Owerri and the ill defined, unplanned and uncoordinated urban renewal activities …

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Fulani herdsmen imminent attack in Imo State and neighbouring Anambra towns

About 500 Fulani herdsmen are reportedly camped outside the village of Ikpa Ocha in Aro-Ndizuogu, Ideato South Local Government Area (LGA), Imo State and neighbouring Ihitte in Orumba South LGA, Anambra State. They are reportedly camped outside Umunze also in Orumba, as well. The herdsmen are said to be possibly preparing to launch an attack on the communities. One witness …

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