News - Imo

Judicial Officers Urged To Understand Oil And Gas Matters

7 hours ago /
Nation 

There was a consensus among participants at an oil and gas conference in the Nigerian capital, Abuja of the need for a strong knowledge and skills acquisition among judicial officers handling legal matters on Nigeria’s oil and gas industry. The executive secretary of petroleum technology development fund, PTDF, Aliyu bello set...

Women Challenged On Ending Poverty In Nigeria

15 hours ago /
Nation 

Women in Nigeria have been urged to see themselves as role models and tools for ending poverty not only in Nigeria but on the African continent. This was the consensus at an international conference organized by the united women and men of empowerment and elevation initiative in Abuja. The quest to see women completely...

Kidnapped DPO, Others Rescued

3 days ago /
Nation  Security 

A divisional Police superintendent Aliyu Amos, his orderly and four others have regained freedom from their abductors after four days in captivity. The men were rescued in the early hours of Friday unhurt by the Police Special Forces around Kabula Forest Sarki Pawa, in Niger state. According to the force public relations...

Concerned PDP Stakeholders To Pick Consensus Chairmanship Candidate

3 days ago /
Politics 

Leaders and members of the concerned PDP stakeholders forum have met in Abuja to decide on a consensus national chairmanship candidate, ahead of the December 9 national convention. They have also condemned verbal attacks and mudslinging’s by supporters and media teams of some aspirants, saying caution remains the watchword for a...

Senate Probes Paris Club Refunds, Other Bailout Funds

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Senate, yesterday, said that it would probe how the Paris Club refunds and other bailout funds given to state governors by President Muhammadu Buhari were approved. The decision by the apex legislative chamber to investigate the funds was provoked by concerns that many state governors currently owe workers’ salaries,...

Nigeria, Turkey To Strengthen Relations

3 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed, after talks, on Thursday in Ankara to strengthen cooperation between the security agencies of both countries to counter terrorism. Speaking at a joint press conference after a tete-a-tete with his host, President Buhari said he was ‘‘very pleased’’ that the defence...

EFCC vs Dokpesi: Trial Continues

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday called two prosecution witnesses who testified before the Federal High Court in Abuja in respect of the N2.1bn fraud charges instituted against the African Independent Television’s founder, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, and his Daar Investment and Holdings Limited. The two witnesses told the court...

US Ambassador Commends Imo For Investments In Education, Infrastructure

5 days ago /
Nation 

The United States ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington has commended the Imo state government for investing in education and infrastructures  Symington gave the commendation when visited governor Rochas Okorocha at the government house owerri, Imo state capital The us envoy who came in company of commercial attaché Jennifer woods and political officer...

Imo Police Boss Stresses Virtues Of Community Policing

5 days ago /
Nation  Security 

The Imo state police commissioner Chris Ezike says community policing is a way to build relationships that will ultimately sanitise the state from hoodlums and create safer communities. Speaking at the Imo command headquarters while officially receiving 229 recruited officers from Imo and back to the state, CP Ezike said community policing will enable...

Lalong Condemns Bassa Attacks

5 days ago /
Nation 

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has condemned series of attacks in some communities of Bassa local government area, which resulted in over 30 casualties and a number of others injured. Governor Lalong made the condemnation when he visited Bassa to assess the situation.            The people of Bassa...

Resident Doctors Tackle Management Of Federal Medical Centre, Owerri

1 week ago /
Health  Nation 

The Association Of Resident Doctors in federal medical centre, FMC, Owerri chapter has passed a vote of no confidence on the management of the centre for what it described as reneging on agreements and staff welfare. Addressing journalists   in Owerri, the president of the resident doctors association  Ogoke Nwakamma expressed dismay over the...

Zuma Stresses Value Of Education To Africa

1 week ago /
Nation 

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma says Africa as a continent cannot develop without education.  The south Africa president spoke  in Owerri, the Imo state capital, while signing a memorandum of understanding between Jacob Zuma Fondation and Rochas foundation college of Africa President Zuma after signing the MOU explained that Africa is...

Lagos Police Boss Edgal Not Demoted

1 week ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigeria police force has said it is not aware that acting commissioner of police, Lagos state Police command, Imohimi Edgal, and Ali Jangi have been demoted to deputy commissioners of police. This is in reaction to a letter from the police service commission, PSC addressed to the inspector general of...

PDP National Convention: IBB Bless Dokpesi For Chairman

1 week ago /
Politics 

The forthcoming December national convention of the PDP has been described by former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida as an avenue for party faithful to uphold the visionary ideals of the founding fathers of the party. He said Democracy was about choice and only people with vision, courage and strong commitment...

House Of Representatives To Investigate Extra-Judicial Killings

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has mandated its committee on human rights, police affairs and justice to investigate acts of harassment, torture extra-judicial killings and other unwholesome practices by operatives of the federal special anti-robbery squad in rivers state and other parts of the country. The house took the decision to address...

Senate Pushes Law To Advertise Vacant Positions In Federal Civil Service‬

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday pushed harder for a bill for an act seeking to make it an offence for vacant positions in the federal civil service to be filled without being advertised. The bill sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi representing Ekiti south scaled second reading. In her lead debate, Olujimi said the...

Ex-Imo Governor Ohakim Testifies In His Money Laundering Trial

1 week ago /
Nation 

The trial of former Imo State Governor, Ikedi Ohakim, before Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja resumed on Wednesday with Ohakim giving evidence in chief.  Led in evidence by his counsel, Awa Kalu, Ohakim denied using one  Abu Sule, as  proxy to acquire a n270 million home in abuja. Ohakim...

Imo Government Debunks Rumours Of Monkey Pox

1 week ago /
Health  Nation 

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has frowned at the  unfounded rumours being spread over the Monkey pox virus which created undue anxiety in Owerri The state government said the Monkey Pox Virus is not in Imo state.  According to the government, no child, pupil or student has been immunized or is being...

Oyo Government Vows To Deal With Fraudulent Officials

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Oyo State Government has reiterated its resolve to punish any official found guilty of increasing fees in the newly introduced education tax. The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela, said the government had received so many complaints on the activities of some individuals who according to...

Zoning Formula: PDP Northern Leaders Restate Commitment

1 week ago /
Politics 

The Peoples Democratic Party northern leaders and elders forum has restated its commitment to the zoning formula adopted by the party, under which the 2019 presidential seat is zoned to the north. The forum restated its position at a meeting held in Abuja, to review the party’s zoning arrangement ahead of...


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