PHOTOS: Governor Okorocha at 52;  leads walk across major streets of Owerri.

PHOTOS: Governor Okorocha at 52; leads walk across major streets of Owerri.

Please join the IMO STATE BLOG family as we send Happy birthday greetings to our Executive Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha on his 52nd birthday. A delegation from  Rochas Foundation livened up the atmosphere at the Government house this morning. The  celebration kicked off with a walk around some major streets...
OPINION: Jonathan’s re-election , Igbo leadership and the scout for Igbo votes come 2015

OPINION: Jonathan’s re-election , Igbo leadership and the scout for Igbo votes come 2015

No one knows Goodluck Jonathan’s true intentions come 2015, but the evidence is overwhelming that Mr. President aspires to return to Aso Rock Villa for a second term. While it is his constitutional right to do so, he also realizes he would need the vote of the Igbos in order...
I want to return to put Imo back to work; back to the path of economic prosperity. - Ohakim

I want to return to put Imo back to work; back to the path of economic prosperity. – Ohakim

Former Imo State Governor, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, has said that the over three years of his successor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, in office has set the state and her people several years back in terms of development and vision, specifically alluding to an economy he claimed is now in shambles. Ohakim,...
Condolences, Prophet T.B Joshua - By: Onwuasoanya FCC Jones

Condolences, Prophet T.B Joshua – By: Onwuasoanya FCC Jones

Words are scarce for me to express how deeply concerned I am about the tragedy that occurred at the popular Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Ikotun Egbe in Lagos State. As at the last count, more than seventeen people have been confirmed dead, while about one hundred and twenty...
Former Imo state lawmaker, Hon. Kingsley Nkemka assassinated.

Former Imo state lawmaker, Hon. Kingsley Nkemka assassinated.

As you read this, former Imo state  law maker,  Hon. Kingsley Nkemka is lying cold in the morgue. Nkemka was shot dead on Tuesday night at Nworie-ubi , Mbaitoli LGA. According to information reaching IMO STATE BLOG, Nkemka who recently declared  his interest to represent Mbaitoli /Ikeduru Federal constituency at...
Okorocha gives reasons why he is considering running for Presidency.

Okorocha gives reasons why he is considering running for Presidency.

Recently, Governor Rochas Okorocha   disclosed that he was considering the option of taking a shot at the Presidency, following pressure from indigenes of the state.  Okorocha, who stated this while fielding questions from journalists in Owerri, the Imo State capital, equally boasted that he was sure to record victory...
Why PDP and Imo will go for Ihedioha - By:  Oke Epia and Chibuike Onyeukwu.

Why PDP and Imo will go for Ihedioha – By: Oke Epia and Chibuike Onyeukwu.

Enough has been said about a supposed jinx of how popular aspirants do not always win the governorship elections in Imo State‎. But the narrative will be markedly different for Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, deputy speaker of the House of Representatives come 2015. A combination of genuine popularity, performance record,...
2015: Ohakim formally joins Imo Guber race for Douglas house.

2015: Ohakim formally joins Imo Guber race for Douglas house.

On Thursday, former Governor Chief Ikedi Ohakim showed up with his supporters at the PDP secretariat on Okigwe road to formally declare his intention to contest the 2015 governorship election. In 2011, Chief Ohakim lost his re-election to the present Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha. Now, the question on everybody’s mind...
Okorocha vs Anyanwu reloaded: Details on the drama at Oru Owerre 2014.

Okorocha vs Anyanwu reloaded: Details on the drama at Oru Owerre 2014.

Everyone is talking about the drama that occurred at the just concluded Oru Owerri Cultural Festival which was held this past Saturday at the Ugwu Ekwema civic center. There have been many versions to what exactly transpired at the event that led our distinguished Senator representing Owerri senatorial district to...
IMSG lashes out at PDP over rally with President Jonathan. (Read Press release)

IMSG lashes out at PDP over rally with President Jonathan. (Read Press release)

The government and good people of our dear state Imo, wish to take exception to the unfortunate utterances of some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state during the party’s rally on Saturday , February 22, 2014, with President Goodluck Jonathan, in attendance. The Imo PDP leaders missed...
PHOTO NEWS: President Goodluck Jonathan's visit to Owerri, Imo state. (Feb 22nd, 2014)

PHOTO NEWS: President Goodluck Jonathan’s visit to Owerri, Imo state. (Feb 22nd, 2014)

The President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Dr.Goodluck Ebele Jonathan  led a delegation of top members of the Peoples Democratic Party to Owerri on Saturday. We had the Party’s National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, Vice President, Namadi Sambo and Senate President David Mark to list a few....
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IMSG replies Orji Uzor Kalu over remarks on Okorocha, APC.

IMSG replies Orji Uzor Kalu over remarks on Okorocha, APC.

Our attention has been drawn to the two-page interview by the former Abia State Governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu in Daily sun newspaper last Thursday in which case he made some offensive remarks against the Imo state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and his party, the APC. The former Abia State Governor for eight years said...
2015: Kwankwaso woos Okorocha as running mate.

2015: Kwankwaso woos Okorocha as running mate.

A delegation of the “Nigeria Project 2015,” a campaign organ of the Kano State governor Rabiu Kwankwaso at the weekend visited Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha possibly to seek a possible partnership in the contest for the presidency in 2015 under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Disclosing part of the outcome of...
Okorocha challenges medical researchers to find cure for Ebola.

Okorocha challenges medical researchers to find cure for Ebola.

Nigerian medical doctors and researchers have been challenged to dig deeper into finding a cure for the Ebola disease rather than wait on the western world for a solution. Imo state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha gave the charge at the swearing-in /induction ceremony of the 6th set of Imo State University medical doctors held at...
Senator Araraume writes on sustainable Infrastructure in Imo State.

Senator Araraume writes on sustainable Infrastructure in Imo State.

You can agree with me that what our founding fathers in the likes of Dr Michael Okpara of the blessed memory put in place in terms of sustainable infrastructure have been bastardized by succeeding administrations in Imo state. What our dynamic and visionary Dee Sam Onunaka Mbakwe (Ph.D.) instituted have been systematically destroyed by those...
Former Imo Deputy Governor, Ada Okwuonu looses husband.

Former Imo Deputy Governor, Ada Okwuonu looses husband.

The household of former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Dr.Ada Okwuonu  has been thrown into mourning following the death of their husband and father,Chief Engr Chilaka Okwuonu. Mrs. Ada Okwuonu served as deputy under Chief Ikedi Ohakim . May his soul rest in peace. Amen.
#Throwback Photo of the day.

#Throwback Photo of the day.

This photo was taken at the inauguration of the Imo State Education Trust fund in 2009 during the Ohakim administration. Our incumbent Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha served as Chairman of the Trust fund.  Other members were: Dr vitalis Orikeze Ajumbe, Dr. Festuce Odimegwu, Reginald Ihejiahi, Chief Innocent Oparadike, Dr. Gloria Chukukere, Prof. Don Anyanwu and...
RE: Imo PDP and 2015 - By Kenneth Uwadi

RE: Imo PDP and 2015 – By Kenneth Uwadi

  On the 30th of August 2014 , I read an article ‘‘the PDP of Imo and 2015’’ written by Dr Samson Nzeribe. In that article Samson explained that PDP in Imo State aims to win the 2015 Governorship elections here in Imo and lead the Government. That for it to happen, the Party must...
FREE EDUCATION: Quality education is more important - Tochi Unegbu

FREE EDUCATION: Quality education is more important – Tochi Unegbu

Everyone is shouting free education, free education while forgetting that quality education is more important. IMSU came last in the south east when national university rankings were done. They have lost their law degree and they are lacking basic facilities. Their teachers are not properly paid. So tell me why won’t it be free? Who...
IMSG denies sale of Imo Hotels.

IMSG denies sale of Imo Hotels.

Imo State Government has refuted recent media reports that a popular hospitality firm Gee Plaza Hotel Limited has taken over the ownership of Imo Hotels Limited, explaining that there was no court judgement to that effect. The state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Chukwuma Machukwu Umeh (SAN), who made the refutal while briefing newsmen,...
In memory of late Prof. Dora Akunyili - By Joi John

In memory of late Prof. Dora Akunyili – By Joi John

I had the opportunity to meet with late Prof. Dora Akunyili last year in April. Beautiful soul! She was down to earth and excited about my work. Her feedback on the South-East Blog (SouthEastNigeria.com) was encouraging. I felt honoured. We discussed the growing concerns about quality and reliability of medicines around the world. On her...
Re: Okorocha, Ihedioha and the Political War in Imo State - By: Victor Ogbonnaya, Esq

Re: Okorocha, Ihedioha and the Political War in Imo State – By: Victor Ogbonnaya, Esq

The article with the above title written by one Precious Eze and posted in the internet clearly reveals itself as another packet of falsehood hatched by a desperate hatchet writer paid by political opponents in another failed attempt to denigrate the rising political profile of the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, His Excellency,...
Is it mandatory to stand while a STATE anthem is being played? - Joi John

Is it mandatory to stand while a STATE anthem is being played? – Joi John

I’ve gotten quite a few calls in the last hour since the article - “Okorocha, Ihedioha and the political war in Imo state” was published on IMO STATE BLOG. Those who witnessed the event said that Rt.Hon.Emeka Ihedioha WAS NOT present when both the National and Imo state anthems were played. With this information, it...