Between Ikedi Ohakim and Rochas Okorocha: The lion and jewel of the eastern heartland . - By Joseph Emenyonu

Between Ikedi Ohakim and Rochas Okorocha: The lion and jewel of the eastern heartland . – By Joseph Emenyonu

For some time now, there has been a sudden cataclysm of damage repair and turn-around-maintenance around the persona of the immediate past governor of Imo State, Chief Godson Ikedi Ohakim, with many Imolites hailing him as a ‘Misunderstood Patriot’ and an ‘Unsung Hero’. While this may be true to an...
IMSG sets up committee to administer bailout fund.

IMSG sets up committee to administer bailout fund.

Imo state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Friday August 28, 2015 met with the workers in the state with the leaders of the organized labour in the state in attendance and inform them that the bailout fund has been accessed. The governor also set up committee made up of the Accountant-General, the...
Capt.Iheanacho shuts down defection rumours to APC

Capt.Iheanacho shuts down defection rumours to APC

Governorship candidate for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the last governorship election in Imo State, Capt Emmanuel Ihenacho, has denied rumours making rounds that he is finalizing plans to join APC through the back door. For the record, Capt. Iheanacho wants everyone to know that he has no intentions...
PICTURES: The newly renovated Imo Concorde Hotel, Owerri.

PICTURES: The newly renovated Imo Concorde Hotel, Owerri.

  Our good old Imo Concorde Hotel has gotten a huge facelift courtesy of the present state government.  Here are some pictures taken on a recent inspection visit by Governor Rochas Okorocha.
PHOTOS: Owerri Girls Secondary school Alumni hold Breast Cancer Awareness event.

PHOTOS: Owerri Girls Secondary school Alumni hold Breast Cancer Awareness event.

Over the weekend, the home branch chapter of Owerri Girls’ Secondary school alumni association held a Breast cancer awareness event for the young girls. The event started with a walk from the Warehouse to the school premises. The concept of the event was to help in  creating awareness to the younger...
PHOTOS: Consul-General of China, Liu Khan visits Imo state. (Details of the visit)

PHOTOS: Consul-General of China, Liu Khan visits Imo state. (Details of the visit)

Governor Rochas Okorocha has called on the government of China to revisit the cases of Nigerians imprisoned in the country including Imo indigenes with the aim of reviewing  their cases to ensure that innocent ones were not punished for offences they never committed. Governor Okorocha made the call on Thursday,...

PICTURES: Gov.Okorocha swears-in new SSG, Chief of Staff, others.

Earlier today, Governor Rochas Okorocha swore in Sir Jude Ejiogu as the new Secretary to the State Government and Hon.Uche Nwosu as his Chief of Staff.  Sam Onwuemeodo will serve as Chief Press Secretary to the Governor while , Barr Emma Ibediro takes on the role as SSA Special Duties &  Hon Ethelbert Ibeawuchi, SSA Assets & Liabilities. Speaking at the ceremony, Gov.Okorocha stated that the immediate past SSG, Prof Anwukah was not fired as rumoured. He praised Anwukah for a wonderful job and wished him well in his future endeavours.
Are there any unfulfilled promises by Governor Okorocha?

Are there any unfulfilled promises by Governor Okorocha?

So there’s this radio jingle that’s been on the airwaves for sometime now. Governor Rochas Okorocha wants to know if there is anything he promised us that he is yet to deliver. If you have anything on your mind, please step forward and offload it or forever hold your peace.    ...
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IMSG issues statement on alleged Private Jet purchase by Governor Okorocha

IMSG issues statement on alleged Private Jet purchase by Governor Okorocha

Yesterday, we told you about the protest by Imo workers over their unpaid salaries. We also published pictures from the protest grounds showing placards with different messages. This is not a joking matter, please read the response from the Imo State Government. PRESS RELEASE. OKOROCHA HAS NOT BOUGHT ANY PRIVATE JET OR AIRCRAFT SINCE HE BECAME...
42 petrol stations in Imo state shut down by DPR.

42 petrol stations in Imo state shut down by DPR.

No fewer than 42 petrol stations have been shut down in Imo State by the Directorate of Petroleum Resources (DPR) for selling Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) above the government regulated price of N87.00 and engaging in other sharp practices which include under dispensing, adulteration and hoarding of petroleum products. The zonal Assistant Director Operations, Engineer Ona Edwin...
PICTURES: Imo workers stage protest over unpaid salaries.

PICTURES: Imo workers stage protest over unpaid salaries.

    Photos from a staged protest at the Freedom square in Owerri. Some even went as far as asking the Executive Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha to sell his private jet and pay workers their salaries. How is that possible?
Okorocha is running Imo state like his private estate" - Imo PDP Chairman, Anyaehie cries out.

Okorocha is running Imo state like his private estate” – Imo PDP Chairman, Anyaehie cries out.

While addressing newsmen over the weekend, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State, Chief Nnamdi Anyaehie accused the state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha of plung­ing Imo into huge debts, which he said will take the state more than 20 years to exit. “Never in the history of the entire south east has...
IMO STATE GOVERNMENT TO PARTNER WITH FRCN

IMO STATE GOVERNMENT TO PARTNER WITH FRCN

The Imo State government has expressed its readiness to partner with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN in the promotion of the state government’s programmes and policies. The governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha ably represented by the Secretary to the Government Sir Jude Ejiogu gave this charge while declaring open the 2015 FRCN SERVICOM Conference...
PRESS RELEASE: IMSG replies His Grace, ArchBishop A.J.V Obinna

PRESS RELEASE: IMSG replies His Grace, ArchBishop A.J.V Obinna

The state government has noted with interest the call by His Grace, the Catholic ArchBishop of Owerri Archdiocese, Anthony V. Obinna on the Governor of the state, His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha to publish the accounts of the state to enable the people of the state know the financial status of the state. The state...
EROSION: NEKEDE PEOPLE SEND SOS TO GOVERNOR OKOROCHA

EROSION: NEKEDE PEOPLE SEND SOS TO GOVERNOR OKOROCHA

Nekede people have decried the deplorable state of roads in and around the three Autonomous communities in their kingdom, appealing to the Rescue Mission Govt. of Imo State to address this mother as SOS. Making particular reference to the almost divided road linking old Nekede Road and Owerri capital.   Imo Community News gathered authoritatively...
I WILL NOT RESPOND TO DISTRACTIONS…. GOV. OKOROCHA

I WILL NOT RESPOND TO DISTRACTIONS…. GOV. OKOROCHA

Imo governor, Owelle Rochas Okoroch has reiterated that the bailout fund has not come and that once it comes, the issue of workers’ salary will be a thing of the past.  He also said that he would not be reacting to propaganda because his desire is to ensure that the state is industrialized following the...
Imo Speaker, Acho Ihim elected Vice President, African Commonwealth Parliament

Imo Speaker, Acho Ihim elected Vice President, African Commonwealth Parliament

The 46th session of the African Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference holding in Nairobi, Kenya has elected Imo State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Acho Ihim as its Vice President.  
Who will Rescue the Rescuer? - Kissinger Ikeokwu

Who will Rescue the Rescuer? – Kissinger Ikeokwu

Since my last article “Imo empty Treasury: How did we get here” went viral, I am happy at the responses that have followed it. I am more particularly happy that against the usual practice by overzealous government defenders, no one has dared challenge my deduction that the failure of Imo State government to pay salaries...
Birthday greetings to Hon. Uche Nwosu

Birthday greetings to Hon. Uche Nwosu

  Happy Birthday greetings to the honourable chief of staff to the Governor, Uche Nwosu as he adds another year today.
OP-ED: As Hon. Uche Nwosu clocks another year - Joseph Chimezie

OP-ED: As Hon. Uche Nwosu clocks another year – Joseph Chimezie

I once watched a Discovery Channel Documentary titled the “Presidential Gate-Keepers”. The documentary is a series that chronicles the tough job of the various Chiefs of Staff to the past presidents of the United States. The success of every president depends on the calibre of those he surrounds himself and in no position is this...