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Why doesn’t “Rochas” Okorocha use his real name?

The Imo State governor “Rochas” Okorocha was christened Ethelbert Anayo Okorocha. His opponent Emeka Ihedioha’s campaign team has insisted on always addressing Okorocha by his real name. I have been investigating why the change to “Rochas” without much luck.  Even a close relative of the man could not come up with any coherent answer why he switched from Ethelbert to …

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Goodluck to the chosen few in Owerri

When the Goodluck Jonathan campaign “stormed” Owerri, Imo State,  last month for a rally, 200m Naira (approximately $1m) was budgeted for distribution among the “support groups” that mobilised the crowds of people that showed up.   Sadly for them, as with most things in Naija, the bulk of the money was cornered by the likes of former Imo State governor …

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Rochas Okorocha v Nneoma Okorocha

Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha is struggling to keep his wife Nneoma on side. She practically lives in Abuja and only visits the state capital Owerri “once in a while”. She is said to be against her husband’s politricks and policies. Their problems seem to have blown up when Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha of the …

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Rochas feeling the heat

Thousands of Imo State women surrounded Government House Owerri yesterday in protest againt governor Rochas Okorocha’s misrule. The women were up in arms over retired teachers being owed pensions for eight months, among other things. It needed the intervention of soldiers to disperse the women. Follow @naijiant

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Result before (s)election

Our man in Owerri has revealed that governor Rochas Okorocha offered the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) 2bn Naira (roughly $1m) to “write” the result of the vote for the governor.  Okorocha was also open to “top up” the amount if the RECe felt it wasn’t enough. The REC was asked to write whatever result Okorocha wanted and that the …

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“Alhaji” Rochas Okorocha’s plan for 2019

Our man “on ground” claims that Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha has his eyes on a 2019 run for president. He has been secretly seeking the support of influential Muslim northern Nigerians.  But they allegedly told him that they would only support his bid if he could “sensitise” more Igbos towards Islam and Muslims, making them more sympathetic to the …

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