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Rochas Okorocha faces showdown with revolting legislators

Members of the Imo State House of Assembly are up in arms against the governor Rochas Okorocha. The beef with Rochas has united rival All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members. The legislators are upset that Okorocha has been “chopping only him” and not “settling” them. They claim he has not fulfilled his many promises to give …

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Okorocha first trip to the White House

Rochas Okorocha, the governor of Imo State was part of the President Muhammadu Buhari delegation to Washington in July. Okorocha ensured his pictures were taken with President Barack Obama and billboards of Okorocha with Obama were placed in several locations in the state capital Owerri. A source has informed us that Okorocha has form in this sort of thing. He …

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Rochas Okorocha is a “wanted man”

Several members of the Imo State House of Assembly have been desperately seeking governor Rochas Okorocha and he has been “dodging” them according to a source in Owerri. The members of the House including the Speaker, Acho Ihim, his deputy,Ugonna Ozuruigbo, and others, want Okorocha to “settle” them for hurriedly approving his request for a 20bn naira ($104m) loan (bond) …

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Why Rochas Okorocha is leading a delegation to Turkey

Rochas Okorocha, the governor of Imo State, departed for Turkey on Wednesday with a 100-man delegation despite being unable to pay state employees and pensioners for three to nine months. Okorocha’s spokesman in a statement said of the trip to Turkey: ‘The industrialists who constitute the bulk of the contingent are men and women whose vocations have been in various …

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Okorocha has no regard for Buhari

A source in Owerri has informed us that governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State shows little regard in private for President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari, as leader of Okorocha’s All Progressives Congress (APC), campaigned on an anti-corruption platform. But the word out of Owerri is that Okorocha is looting the state’s treasury with impunity and knows that Buhari would not even …

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How Rochas Okorocha stole 25.2bn naira ($126.5m) in three months

Naijiant.com has seen a detailed petition addressed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Rochas Okorocha, the governor of Imo State, on grounds of a criminal conspiracy to defraud the state. This is a summary of the signed eight-page petition on the fraudulent diversion for personal use of a loan that has indebted 27 LGAs in Imo State …

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Owerri brought to a standstill over salary arrears

Owerri, the Imo State capital has been brought to a standstill by demonstrations over the last two days by state government employees over being owed salary arrears for seven months. Most major roads are said to be blocked, with little movement in or out of the city. The workers also blocked the entrance to the Imo State House of Assembly. …

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Imo State is “on fire”

Our source in Owerri, the Imo State capital, has revealed that the entire state is on “lockdown” as a strike of state government workers led by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) went into its third day. Bank staff were said to have also joined in the strike. Rather than stay in Owerri and try to resolve the issue, governor Rochas …

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