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...
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...
OPINION:: Okorocha, Ihedioha and the political war in Imo state

OPINION:: Okorocha, Ihedioha and the political war in Imo state

It is public knowledge that the National Annual convention of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is being hosted in Imo state by the Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and the venue is at the newly constructed International Convention Centre Owerri, which is one of the legacies of the state governor. Prior...
Former Head of state, Yakubu Gowon lauds Imo deputy governor on his humility.

Former Head of state, Yakubu Gowon lauds Imo deputy governor on his humility.

Former Head of State, Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Jack Yakubu Gowon (Rtd) has joined other prominent Nigerians to extoll Imo Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere for his rare life of service and humility. General Gowon made this statement on his arrival at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport Owerri...
ROYAL WAR: Stop insulting Imo State Government -  Ohiri tells Ilomuanya

ROYAL WAR: Stop insulting Imo State Government – Ohiri tells Ilomuanya

PRESS RELEASE: The Chairman, Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers, HRH Eze Samuel Ohiri has described as calculated falsehood and unprofessional, the publication in some local tabloids alleging that two traditional rulers in Imo State were detained at Abuja. Eze Ohiri who addressed newsmen at the Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri...
Mbaitoli Youths endorse Okorocha, Madumere.

Mbaitoli Youths endorse Okorocha, Madumere.

Imo State Governor, Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha has yet again received vehement resistance over his purported move to vie for the office of the Presidency saying he must finish the good work he has started in the State. The group under the aegis of Youth Leaders of Community Government Council...
INTERVIEW: Governor Okorocha's objective is to tarnish my image - says Eze Ilomuanya

INTERVIEW: Governor Okorocha’s objective is to tarnish my image – says Eze Ilomuanya

His Majesty, Eze (Dr) Cletus Ilomuanya, the embattled Obi of Obinugwu, who doubles as chairman, Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers, says he remains the monarch of his community because the people are solidly behind him, and so he can’t be dethroned as claimed by the Imo State government. He...
PT 9: Imo State Government installs new Eze for Obinugwu.

PT 9: Imo State Government installs new Eze for Obinugwu.

On Tuesday, Governor Rochas Okorocha presented a staff of office to a man identified as Stanley Nwangwu. Nwangwu, according to the Imo state governor will henceforth be recognized as the “Obi of Obinugwu” – a title which Eze Cletus Ilomuanya has held since 1996. Read excerpts from the press statement...
DRAMA: Details from Iri ji Mbaise festival

DRAMA: Details from Iri ji Mbaise festival

His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha suprised those who thought he would boycott the iri ji mbaise festival after what transpired at oru owerre recently. He stormed the Chioma Ajunwa stadium in Ahiazu Mbaise amidst cheers from his supporters to celebrate with sons and daughters of the land. The event  according to...
PHOTOS: Mammoth crowd in Obinugwu as Eze Ilomuanya shuns IMSG; proceeds with iri ji festival.

PHOTOS: Mammoth crowd in Obinugwu as Eze Ilomuanya shuns IMSG; proceeds with iri ji festival.

The last has certainly not been heard in the controversy between Eze Cletus Ilomuanya and the Imo state government. Since the Okorocha administration  announced the dethronement of the monarch in  June this year, it has been one hilarious drama to the other. Clearly, Eze Ilomuanya has brought out his boxing...
Okorocha must stop ridiculing the Igbo tradition - says Ilomuanya

Okorocha must stop ridiculing the Igbo tradition – says Ilomuanya

A few days back, we shared a Press release from the Imo state government informing the general public that Governor Rochas Okorocha had constituted a Committee on the vacant Ezeship stool in the Obinugwu Autonomous community following the “dethronement” of Eze Cletus Ilomunanya. The committee, according to the statement would...
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...
PDP gave Imo lawmakers N100 million each to impeach me - Okorocha

PDP gave Imo lawmakers N100 million each to impeach me – Okorocha

Imolites come and read o! Governor Rochas Okorocha   has revealed the unsuccessful attempts made by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abuja to remove him from office. Speaking at the inauguration of the state executive of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Friday at the International Conference Centre in...
27 General Hospitals: What is the progress at the construction site in your local government?

27 General Hospitals: What is the progress at the construction site in your local government?

At the inception of the Okorocha administration, it was announced that the state government had decided to build a general hospital in all the 27 local government areas of the state. Opinions were divided. While some kicked against the idea, many applauded the initiative. Anyway, work has begun across the...
FEATURE: An exclusive interview with HRH Eze Samuel Ohiri - With Joi John

FEATURE: An exclusive interview with HRH Eze Samuel Ohiri – With Joi John

  HRH Eze Samuel Ohiri is a product of Emmanuel College, Owerri. Upon completing his secondary education, he proceeded to the Texas Southern University where he obtained a degree in Medical Technology . Following his certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, he worked for a period of time...
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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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,...
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...
EZE ILOMUANYA: Okorocha's war against ndi igbo. - By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones.

EZE ILOMUANYA: Okorocha’s war against ndi igbo. – By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones.

There have been many contributions to the discourse on the raging controversy between the government of Imo State, or being more specific, Governor Rochas Okorocha and Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, the Obi of Obinugwu kingdom, who also holds the dual responsibility of chairing both the Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers and the South East Council...
Okorocha presents vehicle to Sarkin Hausawa in Imo.

Okorocha presents vehicle to Sarkin Hausawa in Imo.

As a way of strengthening his existing relationship with the Hausa community in Imo State, Governor Rochas Okorocha yesterday presented a car to the Sarkin Hausawa, Alhaji Baba Saidu Suleman. The presentation of the car was in fulfilment of the governor’s promise to the community when he hosted Muslims in the state, during the Sallah cerebration....
OPINION: The Arithmetic calculation of Free Education in Imo state - By Sunday Wisdom

OPINION: The Arithmetic calculation of Free Education in Imo state – By Sunday Wisdom

This administration promised to give free education to all Imolites from primary to tertiary Institutions in the State. I believed it, but was bothered when i drew some calculations with data on ground. The Federal government of Nigeria, since the regime of Olusegun Obasanjo takes care of Primary 1 to JSS3 through Universal Basic Education...
Okorocha's abomination (aru) against the Igbo traditional institution - By Kennedy Eweama

Okorocha’s abomination (aru) against the Igbo traditional institution – By Kennedy Eweama

The attention of the Obi of Obinugwu and Chairman, Imo State and South East Councils of Traditional Rulers, HRH, Eze (Dr.) Cletus Ikechukwu Ilomuanya, CON, has been drawn to another comical but absurd action of Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State in purporting to unlawfully install a foreigner as the new traditional ruler of his...
ORU OWERRE SAGA: Senator Chris Anyanwu's husband responds.

ORU OWERRE SAGA: Senator Chris Anyanwu’s husband responds.

Against the backdrop of the unguarded statement recently made by Governor Rochas Anayo Okorocha of Imo State at the historical “Oru Owerre Cultural Festival”, Dr. Casmir Anyanwu, the husband to Distinguished Senator Chris Anyanwu has stated that the Governor was not referring to his wife at all but rather was making a general statement. Anyanwu...
Imo state government and the crisis in Ohaji/Egbema - By Kenneth Uwadi

Imo state government and the crisis in Ohaji/Egbema – By Kenneth Uwadi

Governor Rochas Okorocha’s second term ambition has thrown Imolites at the crossroads, thereby shooting the State’s political temperature to one of its most frightening levels in our political history. Obviously, the Governor is facing the biggest credibility crisis of his political life. A man who in 2011 was widely perceived as a unifying force by...
PRESS RELEASE: Okorocha Should Apologize for Defiling Mbaise New Yam Festival - Ihedioha

PRESS RELEASE: Okorocha Should Apologize for Defiling Mbaise New Yam Festival – Ihedioha

The attention of the Rt. Hon. Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, has been drawn to a statement by the Imo State Government asking him to apologize to Governor Rochas Okorocha over the unfortunate disruption of the Iriji Mbaise festival orchestrated by the governor himself. The deputy speaker views the statement with...
PRESS RELEASE: Ihedioha should apologize to Okorocha for verbal attacks at iri ji Mbaise - IMSG

PRESS RELEASE: Ihedioha should apologize to Okorocha for verbal attacks at iri ji Mbaise – IMSG

GOVERNMENT OF IMO STATE PRESS RELEASE RE: HON. IHEDIOHA SHOULD APOLOGISE TO HIS EXCELLENCY OWELLE ROCHAS OKOROCHA OVER HIS UNWARRANTED AND UNPROVOKED ATTACKS ON HIM AT THE IRIJI MBAISE FESTIVAL The Imo State Government wishes to express high level of disappointment over the unwarranted, unprovoked and unnecessary, verbal attacks against the Executive Governor of the...