• Jungle Justice: Two robbers burnt to death by irate mob in Owerri

    Jungle Justice: Two robbers burnt to death by irate mob in Owerri

    An irate mob in a spate of jungle justice, yesterday set ablaze two suspected armed robbers at Umuguma, in Owerri West council area of Imo State, for allegedly snatching a handbag from a lady.

    Eyewitness recount said the alleged robbers had trailed their target along the Hospital Road, Umuguma, and later snatched her  handbag.

    It was said that luck ran out on the suspects when their victim raised the alarm, and in their desperate bid to escape, the robbers tried to forcefully […]

  • Air Peace dismisses report of aborted landing at Owerri airport

    Air Peace dismisses report of aborted landing at Owerri airport

    Air Peace has denied a media report claiming that one of its aircraft aborted landing due to cows that allegedly strayed into the runway of the Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri, Imo State.

    The report with the headline: “Plane aborts landing as cows take over Owerri airport runway” published on Friday alleged that Air Peace’s pilot aborted landing when he “discovered that the runway had been invaded by cows.”

    The report quoted a certain “Mr. Richard Akinnola,” who was allegedly on the […]

  • Horrible: Dangote Truck Crashes At IMSU Junction In Owerri (See Photos)

    Horrible: Dangote Truck Crashes At IMSU Junction In Owerri (See Photos)

    It would have been a tragic experience for some passersby and residents who were at Imo State University junction yesterday night -after a Dangote cement truck crashed in a horrible accident. According to reports, no life was lost in the

  • Abia guber: Governor Ikpeazu files another appeal in Owerri

    Abia guber: Governor Ikpeazu files another appeal in Owerri

    Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has approached the Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri to dismiss the originating summons earlier filed by Sir Friday Nwosu for incompetence which also ousted the court’s jurisdiction to entertain the action.

    Nwosu, who contested the December 8, 2014 PDP primary, had filed a suit at the Federal High Court, Owerri, where he accused the governor of forging his tax documents and submitting false information to his party and INEC.

    Delivering judgment on the matter, Justice […]

  • Hard times!!! Prison now charges visitors N400 to see inmates in Owerri

    Hard times!!! Prison now charges visitors N400 to see inmates in Owerri

    people who throng the Owerri Prisons in the Imo State capital to visit their relatives are now forced to pay N400 before they could be allowed to see them.

    This was even as inmates who desire to have a cozy cell at the G-ward are required to cough out the sum of N30,000 especially for new inmates, while those who are already staying at the cell pay N10,000 monthly to retain their cells, regardless of the offence of the inmate.

    Newsmen reliably […]

  • Keke Napep Driver Rewarded for Returning Bag Worth Thousands of Naira in Owerri (Photos)

    Keke Napep Driver Rewarded for Returning Bag Worth Thousands of Naira in Owerri (Photos)

    A young man has been handsomely rewarded after he found and returned a bag containing recharge cards worth thousands of Naira in an act that would erect a mansion for him in Paradise.

    At a time when the present economic hardship in this country could make an average Nigerian throw goodwill, kindness and benevolence to the dogs, a rare Nigerian Keke Napep operator, Akpan Nsikak from Cross River State, have displayed an act that would erect a mansion for him in […]

  • FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s Players, Coaches, Fans Reportedly Attacked by Heartland FC’s Fans in Owerri … more photos

    FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s Players, Coaches, Fans Reportedly Attacked by Heartland FC’s Fans in Owerri … more photos

    The highly competitive football match between Ifeanyi Ubah FC and Heartland FC in the South-east went bloody as some hoodlums hijacked the situation.

     

    Ifeanyi Ubah’s players, coaches and fans were Saturday evening allegedly attacked by irate fans of Heartland FC after both clubs played out a goalless draw in Owerri, the Imo state capital.

    FC Ifeanyi Ubah players and fans who were navigating their way out of the Dan Anyiam stadium after the keenly contested match were met with violence by the […]

  • Suspected Thief Forced to Swim in Smelling Gutter after Intensive Beating in Owerri (Photos)

    Suspected Thief Forced to Swim in Smelling Gutter after Intensive Beating in Owerri (Photos)

    A petty thief who has been terrorizing an area in the South-eastern part of Nigeria was ‘baptized’ with stinking waste in an experience he will not forget so soon.

    It was the end of the road for a known thief who has been terrorizing the residents Owerri with his infamous skills.

    The young man identified as Kelechi was allegedly beaten to pulp after he was caught breaking into an electronics shop in Owerri, where he allegedly tried to steal some laptops. An […]

  • Herdsmen obstruct Governor Okorocha’s convoy in Owerri Photos

    Herdsmen obstruct Governor Okorocha’s convoy in Owerri Photos

    Some Fulani herdsmen and their cattle obstructed the convoy of Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State at Amakohia Orlu Road in Owerri the state capital this afternoon for up to 30 minutes. The Governor was on his way to inspect a project with some journalists when his convoy ran into the herdsmen and their cattle. They were however cleared from the road by the governor’s security detail.

    Some Fulani herdsmen and their cattle obstructed the convoy of […]

  • Read Why NCS Seizes N197m Contraband, Arrests 30 Suspects In Owerri

    Read Why NCS Seizes N197m Contraband, Arrests 30 Suspects In Owerri

    The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone “C” Owerri, said it seized 48 contraband with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N197.38 million in July.

    The Customs Area Comptroller (CAC) of the unit, Mr David Dimka, announced this while addressing newsmen on the performance of the unit on Sunday in Owerri.

    He said that 30 suspects were arrested in connection with the smuggling on the Benin/Asaba Express Way, Owerri/Port-harcourt Road and Enugu axis.

    He said that 20 cases were now […]

  • Okorocha, stops construction of morgue in residential area

    Okorocha, stops construction of morgue in residential area

    Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has directed that the on-going work, suspected to be a morgue located in a residential area in Uratta/Prefab- Federal Housing Estate, Owerri, be stopped with immediate effect. Okorocha, who was represented at the inspection of the site on Tuesday by his Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu, ordered an immediate investigation to ascertain if the construction had been pre-approved. He maintained that the master plan for the development of Imo State must be followed. Over […]