History

Who is Thomas Sankara and why is he trending in Nigeria?

Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (21 December 1949 – 15 October 1987) was a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, pan-Africanist theorist, and President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. Viewed by supporters as a charismatic and iconic figure of revolution, he is commonly referred to as “Africa’s Che Guevara” More than three decades after his […]

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Writer's View

Do Igbo and Yoruba people know they are sons of Oduduwa?

And the Supreme Being commissioned Oduduwa, a “sky-god”, to carry out a terrestrial task; he descended from heaven with a cockerel which had six fingers. And the earth was made by him through the ingenious deployment of his avian subject.  But that was after ‘Atewonro’ had sprinkled some dirt on the ocean to found Ile-Ife.  And he […]

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Politics

APGA Fallen Like Mighty Babylon – APGA Publicity Secretary

SAYS ARARAUME’S TICKET IS WORTHLESS By Ozirim Eke Imo State Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Dr. George Nkwoji, has expressed shock over the poor performance of the party in the just concluded National Assembly and presidential elections, where the party failed woefully. He said that the party performed far worse than […]

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News

Ahead Of 2019 Guber: Imo State Elders Endorse Ohakim For Governor

SAYS HE IS MOST QUALIFIED TO BE GOVERNOR As the people of Imo State prepare for the governorship election slated for March 9, 2019, the elders of Imo State have adopted the immediate past governor of the state and governorship candidate for Accord party, Dr. Ikedi Ohakim, as the next governor of the state. The […]

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Ohakim to revive Imo State Health Sector, introduce Health Insurance Scheme

The former Governor of Imo State and Accord Party Candidate for the 2019 General Elections Dr Ikedi Ohakim has reiterated his resolve to ensure a World class Health-care Sector in Imo State when he returns in Office for his second tenure as Governor of Imo State. Dr Ikedi Ohakim during the recently held Town Hall […]

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News

2019 presidency: Okorocha reacts to Ohanaeze’s endorsement of Atiku

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has condemned the endorsement of Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate by the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo. Ohaneze Ndigbo had few days ago endorsed Atiku as its candidate for the February 16 presidential polls. Reacting, Okorocha described Abubakar’s endorsement as a folklore told by Ohanaeze […]

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Your votes count – Ohakim admonishes Imolites about selling their future

The former Governor of Imo State and Accord Party Candidate for the 2019 General Elections Dr Ikedi Ohakim have this morning taken to his official Facebook handle to enlighten the people of Imo State of the dangers of selling their votes. Dr Ikedi Ohakim reiterated that our votes does count else politicians would not be […]

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News

KINSMEN REJECT UCHE NWOSU Over NYSC Camp ..Accuses Okorocha of Nepotism

Chief Uche Nwosu, the Governorship candidate of Action Alliance, AA and Immediate Past Chief of Staff (COS) Imo State Government House, Owerri has received some knocks from his kinsmen in  Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State, over alleged relocation of the NYSC camp from its permanent site to Eziama Obire, his village. Lamenting the […]

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Politics

I’ll probe Okorocha if I return as gov — Ohakim

A former governor of Imo State and Accord Party Candidate for the 2019 General Elections, Dr Ikedi Ohakim, said that if he returned to office as the governor he would ensure that Governor Rochas Okorocha “refunds every kobo he appropriated from the state treasury.” Ohakim, who was governor of the state between 2007 and 2011, […]

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Politics

What Okorocha-led APC government have done to Imo People – Hope Uzodinma

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma has stated that the administration of Rochas Okorocha has caused the people of the state untold hardship and suffering. Senator Uzodinma said his reason for contesting the governorship position of the state was to correct the injustices against the people […]

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Politics

In Pictures: Ohakim flags off Campaign in Owerri with Mega Rally

The governorship candidate of the Accord Party, Ikedi Ohakim, formally launched his campaign today in Owerri, the state capital. The occasion was also the official handover of the Accord Party gubernatorial flag to Dr Ohakim by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party, led by her National chairman, Malam Muhammad Nalado. Other candidates of […]

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Politics

Ohakim seals Accord with Imo pensioners

Stanley Uzoaru,Owerri The former governor of Imo State and governorship candidate of the Accord party, Ikedi Ohakim, has asked pensioners in the state to discredit his government if he fails to address the issue of non-payment of their pension if elected into office. Ohakim who stated this on Monday at a mega rally to commence […]

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EFCC

Ikedi Ohakim’s Accord Party Holds Mega Rally Today

IMO ACCORD HOLDS MEGA RALLY MONDAY Accord, Imo state will hold its campaign flag off/mega rally tomorrow, Monday 21st January, 2019 at the Kanu Nwankwo Sports Stadium, Owerri. The event will start by 10.00am and is expected to have the over Four Hundred Thousand (400, 000) registered members of the party drawn from all over the […]

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Nigeria

Full text of Obasanjo’s latest letter to Buhari

A former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday criticised President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing him of plotting to rig the general elections. In a statement he personally signed, Mr Obasanjo also expressed doubt in the neutrality of the electoral commission, INEC. Read Mr Obsanjo’s full statement below. POINTS FOR CONCERN AND ACTION By Chief Olusegun Obasanjo […]

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News

Ohakim promises free transportation for pregnant women and children

…to recover It property sold by Okorocha The former Governor of Imo State and Accord Party Candidate for the forthcoming General Elections Dr Ikedi Ohakim has promised to provide free transportation for pregnant women and mothers with children in the state. It would be recalled that Dr Ikedi Ohakim have pledged in his court sworn […]

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Mbaitoli Traditional Rulers Summon Ohakim as Eze Imo gives former Governor EXPO

The former Governor of Imo State and Accord Party Candidate for the forthcoming 2019 General Election Dr Ikedi Godson Ohakim was few days ago summoned by the traditional Rulers of Mbaitoli Local Government Area. The former Governor during his address to the traditional Rulers listed some of his achievements and projects in Mbaitoli during his […]

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History

What killed General Sani Abacha? Real causes and corruption revealed

Few Nigerians, and the many people involved in Commonwealth or international affairs and in human rights movements, remained indifferent to the impression made on them by General Sani Abacha, Nigeria’s seventh military head of state. At one end of the spectrum of political perception he recalled the unspeakable African shame that was Idi Amin or […]

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News

Ikedi Ohakim RoadShow takes Imo by storm

The RoadShow exercise recently commenced by the former Governor of Imo State and Accord Party Candidate Dr Ikedi Ohakim have taken the entire state by storm as residents react with excitement as they welcome the train as it passes through their environs. The RoadShow Train passed through the Relief Market Owerri and the Timber Market […]

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Politics

Aggrieved Members of Imo Rescue Mission Dump Okorocha’s Board Appointment For Coalition

By Okey Alozie Followers of Governor Rochas Okorocha known as Rescue Mission group are now facing difficult moment especially now that their political leader has lost grip of the federal might and power. Our source revealed that the most aggrieved members of Rescue Mission team have dumped Okorocha and his board appointments. Ihitte Uboma APC […]

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Writer's View

Imo 2019: The monkey and dog metaphor

By Ikechukwu Amaechi In his epic novel, Things Fall Apart, late Chinua Achebe brought the essence of Igbo adages into very sharp focus. “Among the Igbo, the art of conversation is regarded very highly,” he wrote, “And proverbs are the palm oil with which words are eaten.” Watching Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All […]

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Imo state 2019: Rochas Okorocha, Uche Nwosu, NEVER AGAIN By Kenneth Uwadi

Hotels everywhere in O’ Iown, that’s Owerri for you. I got into the town  the evening of the day the All Progressives Congress (APC) organized a women and youth rally at the Dan Anyiam Stadium. No one was there to pick me up. The romance of travel tends to fade fast when you find yourself stranded in […]

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Politics

Okorocha pledges N3.5 billion to deliver Buhari, Nwosu in Imo

By Collins Osuji, Owerri Rochas OkorochaTo ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari wins the February 16 presidential election in Imo State, Governor Rochas Anayo Okorocha has promised to release N500000 to each of the state’s 3,523 polling units. He disclosed this during a meeting with president generals of organisations, youths and woman leaders, councilors and leaders of […]

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Politics

Recognition of Nlemigbo As APC Chairman Drag Oshiomole to Court, Leave Imo Newspaper Publishers Alone Trumpeta Tells Daniel Nwafor & Co

The claimants of the State Executive Council of APC, Imo State chapter led by Mr Daniel Nwafor have been asked to take legal actions against the national chairman of the party, comrade Adams Oshiomole if they feel aggrieved about their sacking and constitution a caretaker committee led by Chief Marcon Nlemigbo. Management of Trumpeta newspapers in reaction […]

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Politics

Imo, A Laughing Stock Before I Emerged Says Hope Uzodinma

By Onyekachi Eze/Onyinyechi Amakaulo The Candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Senator Hope Uzodinma has disclosed that people of the State were mocked in several quarters including Abuja before he emerged to stop the son in-law of the governor from becoming the governorship candidate of the party. Speaking during the official unveiling of his […]

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Uwajumogu Explodes: Okorocha Never Wanted Me To Be Senator” Says Uwajumogu

A former Speaker of Imo House of Assembly, and presently the Senator representing Okigwe Zone in the Red Chamber, Rt Hon Benji Uwajumogu has opened up on how he battled to be a Senator of the Federal Republic, after his election was cancelled by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Speaking to Newspaper Publishers in […]

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Imo PDP: Why Ihedioha and SamDaddy are Far From Reconciliation

Truth be said, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State has yet to hit top gear in preparations for the electoral battle ahead, vis-a-vis the 2019 governorship race. The party has been slow to reconciling waring factions and other skirmishes oozing out from its fold. Incontrovertibly, after the conclusion of the party’s governorship primary […]

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News

Fayose reacts to Buhari-led APC govt plan to arraign CJN Onnoghen

Immediate Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has declared that President Muhammado Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are like the Biblical Saul that has been deserted by God. He described the onslaught on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen as “one last show of desperation by a rejected President.” He […]

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Politics

Okorocha reacts as Uzodinma’s camp clashes with Okorocha son-in-law, Nwosu at APC rally

A rally organised on Saturday by the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, suffered a crisis. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that supporters of the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Mr. Hope Uzodinma, and those of his Action Alliance (AA) counterpart, Mr Uche Nwosu, engaged in a fight […]

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Pandemonium in Owerri as Uche Nwosu and Hope Uzodinma supporters clash

George Onyejiuwa The South East APC women/youths rally which held at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, on Saturday was marred by crisis as supporters of Sen. Hope Uzodinma and Mr. Uche Nwosu reportedly clashed. Scores of people were injured during the encounter between the supporters of Uche Nwosu who are mainly from Ohaji Egbema area […]

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Politics

Aisha Buhari at loggerheads with Okorocha over Uche Nwosu

…President’s wife urge Imo people to vote Buhari, Uzodinma By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri OWERRI – POLITICAL tension in Imo State heightened yesterday, after the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, disagreed with Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, after the latter boasted that his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, of Action Alliance, AA, and not  Senator Hope Uzodinma of […]

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