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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 […]

Imo APC Crisis: A Lesson For PDP

Imo APC Crisis: A Lesson For PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Imo State chapter has all the reasons to thank God for His mercies. For those who may not know what I am talking about, the crisis now rocking the All Progressive Congress APC in Imo State first visited the PDP. But for the timing of the crisis, the PDP would […]

THE STATE OF IMO APC

THE STATE OF IMO APC

There is now a lull within the All Progressives Congress, APC, Imo State chapter. And it ought to be. This because, after every war, there would be quiet everywhere, even as debris litter the war fronts. At this period, each side goes home to take stock and count the number of casualties. But in the […]

Imo, Brigandage and All Us

Imo, Brigandage and All Us

  On November 22, 2011, I had gone to Owerri High Court as a Journalist to cover an assignment, without knowing that it would have been my last day on earth. I was there to cover the Imo Governorship Judgment at the Tribunal between the immediate past Governor of the State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim and […]

Imo APC; Like Coalition, Like Rescue Mission

Imo APC; Like Coalition, Like Rescue Mission

  The All Progressive Congress, APC, is the ruling party in Imo State. From all indices, the Imo masses would wish if the party and all that has to do with it passes away after the 2019 general election. The Imo electorate cannot wait for the election year to come for their bottled up anger […]

Between Okorocha and Allied Forces

Between Okorocha and Allied Forces

Imo State is at war. Not the type with Guns and Bombs. But a political war, which allows all weapons of propaganda, intrigues, horse tradings and other manipulations. For weeks now, the governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has not had one minute peaceful sleep, so also those who said he will not sleep. […]

Ngor Okpala and Petty Politics

Ngor Okpala and Petty Politics

Ngor Okpala Local Government Area is one of the twenty seven (27) Councils in Imo State. Ironically, Ngor Okpala with its council Headquarter at Umuneke used to be the abode of old Owerri County Council. But today Ngor Okpala LGA has given birth to Owerri Municipal Council, which further gave birth Owerri West and Owerri […]

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