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“Jankara” Democracy in Imo

“Jankara” Democracy in Imo

In those days in the early 80s when I visited one of my Aunties in Lagos, she usually asked me to accompany her to the market, with me carrying a plastic basket which she threw in whatever she bought. And there were two particular markets she takes me to. They are Aswani and Jankara markets. […]

Double “Wahala” For Our Governor?

Double “Wahala” For Our Governor?

Afro Beat Maestro and Music Legend, our own FELA (Abami Eda), in one of his numerous classics dropped a song titled “Double Wahala for Dead Body”. In the song, he said that when a dead body is being conveyed for burial and on the way the Ambulance had an accident, it is “Double Wahala” for […]

Imo Guber, PDP and Emeka Ihedioha

Imo Guber, PDP and Emeka Ihedioha

When the Yoruba sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo died, then Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida described him as the “Main issue in Nigerian Politics”. For some time now, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha has remained “the issue” in Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Imo State chapter. And there are many reasons for that. They say that when […]

Why Imo People Will Miss Okorocha

Why Imo People Will Miss Okorocha

A few weeks ago, the out-going Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha while speaking to Journalists said that Imo people will miss him a lot when he hands-over power to his successor in May next year. He added that to reduce the level of nostalgic feeling about him among the Imo populace, he would […]

IMO PDP: BEWARE OF DELEGATE ELECTIONS

IMO PDP: BEWARE OF DELEGATE ELECTIONS

As with other political parties, the bane of Peoples Democratic Party, Imo State chapter has remained Delegate elections, which produce those who will vote for candidates to emerge for various elective positions. This exercise usually leave behind, bad blood and quarrels which trigger off lingering squabbles that morph into a conflagration that dogs the party […]

2023: Igbo Presidency and Okorocha’s Alarm

2023: Igbo Presidency and Okorocha’s Alarm

There is the belief that in 2023, it would be the turn of the Igbo Nation to produce the next President of Nigeria. The closest Igbos have ever gone to Nigerian Presidency was during the Alhaji Shehu Shagari regime, when Dr Alex Ekwueme, from Oko in Ekwulobia Local Government Area, Anambra State, was the Vice. […]

Imo: Do We Still Need LGA Election?

Imo: Do We Still Need LGA Election?

Local Government Councils are part of the tripod that make up the Nigerian Federation as enshrined in the constitution. It follows the State and Federal Governments. Ordinarily, the Local Government system ought to have been the most important of the three Arms of Nigeria Federation, because it is the closest to the people. The constitution […]

Imo In A Constitutional Quagmire

Imo In A Constitutional Quagmire

Lastline Imo In A Constitutional Quagmire By Henry Ekpe   Since the creation of Imo State in 1976, the State has had five civilian Governors namely: Chief Sam Mbakwe, Senator Evan Enwerem, Chief Achike Udenwa, Chief Ikedi Ohakim and the out-going one, Owelle Rochas Okorocha. Before now, never had Imo State dominated the air waves […]

Owerri Town Meets Urban Renewal

Owerri Town Meets Urban Renewal

By: Henry Ekpe It was the late Ikemba Nnewi, Eze Igbogburugburu, Chief Emeka Ojukwu that wrote the epic Novel “Because I am involved”. Therefore writing about the sorry present state of Owerri, the capital city of Imo State is “because I am involved”. The Town as today is decaying fast and turning a night mare […]

Imo State and The Impeachment Business

Imo State and The Impeachment Business

It is no longer news that the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere is facing impeachment threat. For starters, impeachment means the act of removing an elected Government official from office before his tenure expires. However, the Madumere saga is not the first time Imo populace are witnessing the sacking of their elected […]

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