• Igbo are majority in this country, they cannot leave, says Okorocha

    Igbo are majority in this country, they cannot leave, says Okorocha

    Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and Chief Emmanuel Iwuayanwu Friday called on Nigerians to unite together in order to protect the integrity of Nigeria as one country.

    They made this call at the Concord Hotel, Owerri, during the opening ceremony of the National Executive Council meeting of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, in the State.

    According to Okorocha who declared the event open said, “We have no place to call our own if not Nigeria. We must defend the integrity […]

  • Okorocha hails Kalu’s defection to APC, calls on South East leaders to follow example

    Okorocha hails Kalu’s defection to APC, calls on South East leaders to follow example

    Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said the recent defection of former Abia governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was not only a big asset to the political  party but also a benefit to the people of the South East.

    Okorocha said he was glad that  political leaders in the East were beginning to respond positively to his clarion call to join  the APC and called on other frontline politicians in the zone to emulate the […]

  • Governor Okorocha congratulates Oshiomhole, Obaseki

    Governor Okorocha congratulates Oshiomhole, Obaseki

    It was gathered that the Governor of Imo State who is also the Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, through his Deputy, Prince Eze Madumere, has congratulated the immediate past Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, describing him as a true progressive as he bows out after a successful eight-year tenure as the Governor of Edo State.

    Prince Madumere made this remark on Saturday while addressing newsmen shortly after the swearing-in ceremony of the new Governor of […]

  • Governor Okorocha’s Wife Donates Three Two-Bed Room Bungalows To Widows

    Governor Okorocha’s Wife Donates Three Two-Bed Room Bungalows To Widows

    Wife of Imo State Governor, Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha has handed over three more two-bed room bungalows to indigent widows in continuation of such gestures under her pet project, “SHE NEEDS A ROOF PROGRAMME (SNARP)”.

    Handing over the buildings on Tuesday November 1, 2016 to the three beneficiaries, Mrs. Roseline Igwe from Ohaji/Egbema LGA, Mrs Rosemary Ebere from Owerri Municipal and the first son of Mrs Grace Iheanacho from Owerri-West who died before the handover ceremony, Nneoma Okorocha said she would continue […]

  • APC hasn’t managed its electoral victory well – Okorocha

    APC hasn’t managed its electoral victory well – Okorocha

    It was gathered that the Chairman, All Progressives Congress Governors’ Forum, Mr. Rochas Okorocha, has expressed concerns that one year and several months after it came to power, the APC government has not been able to manage its “God-given victory” very well.

    He also expressed regrets over what he described as the “cold relationship” between the executive arm of government, the National Assembly and the ruling party.

    The Imo State Governor said this when he visited the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, […]

  • Governor Okorocha swears-in new commissioner, adviser, perm-secs

    Governor Okorocha swears-in new commissioner, adviser, perm-secs

    According to reports, the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has sworn-in a new commissioner for information, Engr. Obinna Nshirim, and a Special Adviser on Security, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Mr. Hillary Opara, (Rtd).

    The governor also sworn-in members of the Judicial Service Commission including Barr. Teddy Akwari, Barr. Nelson Ezerioha, Barr. Iheukwumere Alaribe and Mr. Kelechi Iwueze, while six new permanent secretaries were also sworn-in. They include, Dr. Irene Chima, Mrs. Pat Ekennia, Mr. Augustine Uzoigwe, Mrs. […]

  • APC accepts responsibility for economic downturn, says Okorocha

    APC accepts responsibility for economic downturn, says Okorocha

    According to reports, the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum and Governor of Imo State, Chief Rochas Okorocha, on Monday, said the All Progressives Congress had taken responsibility for Nigeria’s economic downturn.

    Okorocha said although some of the problems predated the present administration, the party must take responsibility without shifting blame.

    Okorocha spoke with State House correspondents shortly after leading the APC governors to a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    The governor said: “This was not a […]

  • Wares seized from street traders’ll go to prisons inmates, says Okorocha

    Wares seized from street traders’ll go to prisons inmates, says Okorocha

    Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has unveiled the next step of his government in banning street trading in the state, saying that henceforth, seized items from anyone trading along the streets will be used to take care of prisons inmates of the state.

    Okorocha revealed this yesterday in Owerri, in a release he issued to newsmen through his Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo.

    According to the release, the delay in enforcing the street-trading ban was just to demonstrate the […]

  • Okorocha instigated my son’s arrest over song on Nnamdi Kanu – Dansatch

    Okorocha instigated my son’s arrest over song on Nnamdi Kanu – Dansatch

    Highlife music maestro and leader of the famous Oriental Brothers International Band of Owerri, Imo State, Ferdinand ‘Dansatch’ Chukwuemeka Opara has accused Governor Rochas Okoroacha of instigating the arrest of his first son, Chidi Opara.

    Chidi was said to have been arrested on Tuesday inside a recording studio at Nekede, near Owerri, Imo State, where he had gone to put finishing touches to his forthcoming album, which was reportedly dedicated to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi […]

  • How Governor Okorocha sacked commissioner over 2017 council polls

    How Governor Okorocha sacked commissioner over 2017 council polls

    Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha may have sacked his Commissioner for Information, Tourism and Public Utilities, Dr. Vitalis Orikaeze Ajumbe over a clash between the duo over council polls.

    Investigation by Newsmen showed Ajumbe’s sack, barely three months after he was redeployed from the Ministry of Internal Resources and Pensions Affairs may not be unconnected with an announcement that local government election in the state has been fixed for January 2017.

    The leak of that information, sources said angered the governor as […]

  • No going back on relocation of Owerri main market – Okorocha

    No going back on relocation of Owerri main market – Okorocha

    The Imo State government, yesterday read riot act to indigenes of Owerri Municipal council opposed to the proposed relocation of the Owerri main market popularly known as Eke-Ukwu Owere, stressing that there is no going back on the exercise.

    Governor Rochas Okorocha who stated this in a chart with journalists highlighted that the relocation which would soon be effected would entail total demolition of all structures in the market in line with his urban renewal and Imo my pride programme, even […]