• Governor Okorocha backs Aisha, asks Buhari to rejig cabinet

    Governor Okorocha backs Aisha, asks Buhari to rejig cabinet

    Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to heed the advice of his wife, Aisha, and other Nigerians to rejig his cabinet.

    According to the governor, there is need to bring in people who would help to actualise the vision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Nigeria.

    Aisha, while speaking to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) last week about some appointments made by her husband, cautioned that she might not support his re-election in 2019 if the […]

  • Governor Okorocha debunks claim that Buhari’s trip to Germany was for medicals

    Governor Okorocha debunks claim that Buhari’s trip to Germany was for medicals

    Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, who was part of the president’s entourage to Berlin, Germany, on Sunday debunked the speculation that President Muhammadu Buhari’s three-day visit to Germany was more of a medical trip than a state visit.

    Second Republic politician, Dr Junaid Muhammed, had, in a media interview, alleged that Buhari visited Germany on Friday to seek medical attention over an undisclosed illness.

    Dismissing this claim during an interview with State House correspondents in Abuja, the Imo Governor stated that […]

  • Governor Okorocha offers scholarship to 200 IDPs, vulnerable students in Adamawa

    Governor Okorocha offers scholarship to 200 IDPs, vulnerable students in Adamawa

    Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has offered scholarship to 200 Internally Displaced Persons IDPs and other vulnerable students in Adamawa State.

    Okorocha had built Rochas Foundation Academy in Yola, Adamawa State capital, through his foundation early this year with the aimed to provide education to IDPs, other vulnerable and children of the less-privileged in the state especially those devastated by the Boko Haram insurgency.

    The governor in his widow’s mind had promised during the laying of the Academy foundation in Yola, […]

  • Governor Okorocha appoints wife chairperson Amnesty committee

    Governor Okorocha appoints wife chairperson Amnesty committee

    Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, at weekend, appointed his wife, Nkechi, to chair the state’s Amnesty committee.

    The governor also inaugurated two other committees including the committee on the Review of the Activities and Infrastructural Development of state owned Higher Institutions, and the Technical committee for the take-off of the Eastern Palm University, Ogboko.

    In the terms of reference to the Amnesty Committee, the governor charged them to come up with programmes and ideas that would ensure the sustenance of the […]

  • Governor Okorocha sacks Information commissioner, others

    Governor Okorocha sacks Information commissioner, others

    Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has relieved his Commissioner for Information, Dr Vitalis Ajumbe of his duties.

    Also sacked from office are the Special Adviser to the governor on Public Enlightenment and Strategy, Kelechi Okpalaeke and Special Adviser on Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Justice Odika.

    According to a statement from Okorocha’s Principal Secretary, Mr Pascal Obi, in Owerri, yesterday, the sack is with immediate effect.

    The governor, on the other hand, has appointed Pastor Ralp Afoaku as the Director General of the state-owned […]

  • No going back on new work regime – Governor Okorocha

    No going back on new work regime – Governor Okorocha

    Governor Rochas Okorocha has accused the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) of mischief saying that the new work regime of the state government for all civil servants and its policy of Back to land for agriculture were irrevocable.

    Okorocha who stated this yesterday in apparent response  to announcement by the leaders of the workers union  in the state who thanked him for reversing the policy, said the policy of the state government which requires that civil servants in the […]

  • Governor Okorocha to cut civil servants’ salaries, proposes 3 work days per week

    Governor Okorocha to cut civil servants’ salaries, proposes 3 work days per week

    Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State says he is considering reducing the number of work days in the state from five to three, to enable the government cut salaries.

    Okorocha said this while briefing journalists on the state of affairs in Imo at his residence in Owerri on Friday.

    He said the reduction of work days would enable workers to attend to other activities that would generate money to supplement their monthly salaries to take care of their families.

    “I encourage Imo workers […]

  • Governor Okorocha suspends 10 monarchs over partisan politics

    Governor Okorocha suspends 10 monarchs over partisan politics

    Imo State Government on Thursday announced the indefinite suspension of 10 traditional rulers in the state.

    A statement by the Secretary to the Government of Imo State, Sir George Eche, explained that the monarchs were suspended for alleged disobedience, indiscipline and active participation in partisan politics.

    Those affected include Eze Ben Nwaneri of Owubinubi autonomous community, Ikeduru Local Government Area; Eze Clifford Amadi of Amawuihe Ubomiri autonomous community in Mbaitoli Local Government Area and Eze V. O. Ahamefule of Oboro Amurie autonomous […]

  • I don’t need more than 200 workers in Imo Civil Service – Governor Okorocha

    I don’t need more than 200 workers in Imo Civil Service – Governor Okorocha

    Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo State, has declared that he does not need more than 200 workers in his state civil service.

    In an interview in Owerri, Okorocha said that the gargantuan wage bill of the state amounts to shortchanging generations unborn.

    He said he would prefer to engage more people in the productive sectors of the economy like agriculture rather than maintain a bloated civil service.

    “I don’t need more than 200 workers at the civil service of Imo State but I […]

  • Governor Okorocha Turns Football Goalkeeper at Imo Legislative Match … Photos

    Governor Okorocha Turns Football Goalkeeper at Imo Legislative Match … Photos

    Outspoken governor of Imo state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has been pictured in a novelty football match held yesterday as he captained his side as a goalkeeper to a one-all draw.

    Gov. Okorocha spotted with the captain armband ahead of the match

    To commemorate the first year of the Imo state legislative arm of government, a novelty match was organised yesterday between the legislature and executive.

    In photos released online, the Executive Governor of the state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha was pictured as […]

  • Governor Okorocha’s Wife constructs Ultra modern Skill Centres to initiate mass youths empowerment

    Governor Okorocha’s Wife constructs Ultra modern Skill Centres to initiate mass youths empowerment

    Wife of the Imo State governor and chairperson of the Southern Governor’s Wives Forum, Mrs. Nkechi Rochas Okorocha, concerned by the growing youth unemployment in the state, has constructed ultra modern skills Acquisition centres in each of the three senatorial zones of Owerri, Orlu and Okigwe.

    The target according to her, is to turn out entrepreneurs who would become independent, boost economic activity in the state and promote active and positive engagement.

    The Imo first lady disclosed this at the commissioning and […]