News - Imo

Oscar Nominees In Main Categories

1 hour ago /
Entertainment 

Here are the nominees in key categories for the 90th Academy Awards, to be handed out on March 4 in Hollywood. “The Shape of Water” leads the nominations with 13, followed by “Dunkirk” with eight: Best picture: “Call Me By Your Name” “Darkest Hour” “Dunkirk” “Get Out” “Lady Bird” “Phantom Thread” “The Post” “The Shape of Water” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,...

Lagos Bans NURTW Activities

3 hours ago /
Transport  

Following the crisis rocking the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Lagos Island Chapter, the State Government on Tuesday ordered the immediate suspension of all union activities on the Island indefinitely.

Buhari Pledges To Give His Best To Nigeria

1 day ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to give his best to all Nigerians, guided by a clear conscience in making decisions for the progress of the country. Receiving leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the south east at the presidential villa on Monday, President Buhari thanked them for their patriotism,...

Top Seed Halep Eases Into Australian Open Quarter Final

2 days ago /
Sports  

World number one Simona Halep eased into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open Monday with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over unseeded Naomi Osaka of Japan in 81 minutes. “I’m really happy that I’m back in the quarter-finals,” said the Romanian, who last made it this far in 2015 and has been...

FERMA Begins Repair Of Failed Federal Roads In South East

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) recently commenced repair of the Afor-Enyiogugu Sam Mbakwe airport road in Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State. This is in line with the directive given by President Muhammadu Buhari to commence a 12-week rapid intervention and repairs of the Federal highway across the country. While...

Court Adjourns Evans’ Trial Till March

4 days ago /
Nation 

Trial in the case involving suspected kindnap kingping, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, and five others continued on Friday at the Ikeja High Court in Lagos. The Prosecution witness, Mr Anselm Dunu, who is also the elder brother to one of the suspected kidnapper’s victims, Ignatius Dunu, fielded questions from...

Fire Guts Imo Deputy Governor’s Residence

5 days ago /
Nation 

The official residence of the Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere, at the Commissioners’ quarters in Owerri, the state's capital, was on Thursday gutted by fire. It was reported  that the inferno affected an apartment and damaged valuable properties. Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Mr Uche Onwuchekwa, said the fire...

Imo Govt Unveils Plan To Rehabilitate Libya Returnees

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Imo State Government on Wednesday revealed the plan to rehabilitate about 24 indigenes of the state, who were repatriated from Libya. Governor Rochas Okorocha, while receiving the Libya returnees at the Government House in Owerri the Imo state capital, said the state government has established a career centre for the returnees. The...

Police Arrest Cleric With Human Parts In Lagos

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a cleric, Alfa Kayode Abdul-Fatai in the Alakuko area of the state allegedly for being in the possession of suspected human parts. A statement from the command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Chike Oti, confirmed the arrest on Tuesday, saying that the suspect had a...

Federer, Djokovic Win Big In Melbourne

1 week ago /
Sports  

Flawless Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic stamped their mark on the Australian Open on Tuesday with focused former champion Maria Sharapova also successfully negotiating the first round after her drug ban. Defending champion Federer, rated as the favourite to win his 20th Grand Slam title, made his entrance on Rod Laver...

Widow On Trial For Poisoning Elderly Suitors

1 week ago /
International News 

A French woman dubbed the “Black Widow of the Riviera” for allegedly seducing and poisoning wealthy elderly men, leading to the deaths of two of them, went on trial for murder in the resort city of Nice on Monday. Patricia Dagorn, 57, is charged with the fatal poisoning of two men...

Okorocha Commends Patriotism Spirit Of Armed Forces

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has urged all Nigerians to emulate the patriotism, loyalty and spirit of service to humanity that has always been demonstrated by the Nigerian Armed Forces especially in the face of the current challenges facing the nation. Governor Okorocha made this known at the Victory Chapel,...

I Warned Ortom Against Open-Grazing Ban – Lalong

1 week ago /
Nation 

 Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, says he warned his Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortom over the promulgation of the anti-open grazing law. Governor Lalong who was in the State House to see President Muhammadu Buhari, says his recipe for tackling the herdsmen/farmers clashes is ranching and not anti-grazing laws. “I told the...

Omoku Gang Member Paraded By Police

1 week ago /
Security 

The Nigeria Police has paraded a suspected notorious armed robbery and kidnap kingpin, who participated in the new year killing of worshippers at Omoku, Rivers State. Force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, said, the suspect Desmond okotubo, was trailed and arrested in Mpape community, Abuja. Okotubo, a 32-year old father of three, told newsmen that...

I Washed Dead Bodies To Survive As A Student Abroad — Ajimobi

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on Tuesday said that he washed dead bodies to survive as a student and to pay his tuition fees while schooling abroad. The governor made this revelation while speaking to youths at a South-West Regional youths Summit held at the WOCDIF Centre in Osogbo, Osun State. Ajimobi...

Osibanjo Asks Youths To Embrace Integrity, Hardwork

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria youths have been advised to imbibe strong moral principles in order to succeed. Speaking at the South West regional youth summit in Osogbo on Tuesday, vice president Yemi osinbajo said that societies that fails to emphasize integrity are doomed. Professor Osinbajo noted that should Nigeria succeeds in dealing with corruption, over...

Buhari Orders IGP To Move To Benue State

2 weeks ago /
Nation  Security 

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to immediately relocate to Benue State, North-Central Nigeria following unending tension and killings by armed Fulani herdsmen in the State. President Buhari who gave the order late Monday night has directed the police chief to immediately restore law and...

Southern Senatorial Elders Endorse Governor Ayade For Second Term

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Elders from the southern senatorial district of cross river state, have thrown their weight behind the second term re-election bid of the State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade for what they described as appreciation for the numerous projects his government has sited in the district.  Rising from an enlarged meeting, which cuts...

Police Arrest Vicious Kidnap Gang

3 weeks ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigerian Police has arrested a vicious and notorious kidnap for ransom gang that operates along the Abuja-Kaduna and Suleja, Minna highway. Force Public Relations Officers, Jimoh Moshood, while parading the sixteen suspects in Sabo Wuse Division in Niger state said the arrest was made by special tactical squad under operation absolute...

Ayade, Imoke Say PDP Political Family Intact, Set To Win 2019 Elections

3 weeks ago /
Politics 

The Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has received a rousing welcome in Itigidi, the country home of his predecessor, Former Governor Liyel Imoke to celebrate the new year with him. The visit which later turned into a political rally drew politicians from across party lines, former and serving political...


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