Archive for the Category ‘Last-Line’

Ihedioha and 27 Stadia In Imo

Ihedioha and 27 Stadia In Imo

By Henry Ekpe Once beaten, twice shy. Imo State and its citizens have seen administrations come and go. But the last eight years remain evergreen in their minds to the extent that the citizens are now afraid of administrations. The people of Imo State, following what they passed through Eight years ago are now apprehensive […]

100days in Office: The Issues and Matters

100days in Office: The Issues and Matters

Nigeria and Nigerians are fixated with occasions and celebrations, especially after the Military handed over power to the civilians in 1999. No day passes without one reason for “Owambe” which has defined our own type of democracy where hailing of Leaders and dancing on the streets signify loyalty and commitment. It was in the “spirit” […]

Ihedioha, Okorocha and Invasion of Imo

Ihedioha, Okorocha and Invasion of Imo

Ordinarily, like in some other States of the Federation, Imo State ought to have forgotten  about the former governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, and moved on to search for a new beginning. But not so. For three months now Okorocha left office, his name has remained in the realm of discussions and has refused to abate. But […]

Our Owerri, Before the Rains

Our Owerri, Before the Rains

By Henry Ekpe Owerri became the capital of Imo State in 1976 when the new State was created. Since then “innocent O Town” has been disvirgined. But it was for the better, because ever since Owerri was made a State capital, though it lost its innocence, it gained in a lot of other things. Obviously, […]

Why Imo Must Be Patient With Ihedioha

Why Imo Must Be Patient With Ihedioha

By Henry Ekpe There is a breath of fresh Air in Imo State now. The masses feel liberated. And there is high expectation from the current administration led by Governor Emeka Ihedioha. Obviously, I don’t expect anything less from the people of the State who in the last Eight years were in bondage, looking for […]

Imo: Ihedioha, Workers And 100% Salary

Imo: Ihedioha, Workers And 100% Salary

By Henry Ekpe Civil Service or Public Servants as the case may be, is a well oiled skilled Group of technocrats that run a Government. Without civil servants the day-to-day running of any government will collapse. These set of people are the engine room of Government, and facilitate Government policies to the letter. They are […]

Ihedioha’s Appointments And Matters Arising (1)

Ihedioha’s Appointments And Matters Arising (1)

By Henry Ekpe Tomorrow, June 29, 2019 will make it one month Hon Emeka Ihedioha was sworn-in as the sixth civilian governor of Imo State, after Chief Sam Mbakwe, Senator Evan Enwerem, Chief Achike Udenwa, Dr Ikedi Ohakim and Owelle Rochas Okorocha, in that order. However, even before Ihedioha was sworn-in, criticisms had started pouring […]

23 Days in Office: Ihedioha Disappoints Doubting Opposition

23 Days in Office: Ihedioha Disappoints Doubting Opposition

By Henry Ekpe The incumbent Governor of Imo State, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha was sworn-in in office on May 29, 2019. Today makes it exactly 23 days in office. Even before he won his election on March 9, 2019, there were a section of the State who never gave him a chance. After he scaled […]

As Okorocha Steps Out, Ihedioha Moves In

As Okorocha Steps Out, Ihedioha Moves In

By Henry Ekpe Everything that has a beginning has an end. By 12Noon on Wednesday May 29,2019, one era will end in Imo State, while another begins. That particular day, Chief Rochas Okorocha will cease to be the Chief Executive of the State, while Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha takes the seat as the 6th Civilian […]

May 29 Hand-Over: Okorocha “Surrenders”

May 29 Hand-Over: Okorocha “Surrenders”

Owelle Rochas Okorocha is the incumbent but out-going governor of Imo State. He has been in office since 2011, making it Eight years of two terms he has been in-charge of Imo affairs.However, all that will come to an end on Wednesday May 29,2019, when he will hand-over to his successor, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, […]