Visualizing in one’s mind eyes, images of President Muhammadu Buhari promising that he will fight corruption to a standstill, if he was elected president, and juxtaposing it with what is happening today, truly brings tears to the eyes. Prior to his emergence in 2015, and particularly during the presidential election, he had relentlessly voiced his strong hatred for corruption, vowing to stamp it out as president. To convince Nigerians more, he included it as one of the three major tasks he tackle seriously in office. The other two were the…Read More
Nigerians justifiably have been outraged by the exorbitant charges slammed on Nomination fees for various elective positions for the 2023 general elections. Recently, as part of the process for next years polls the two major political parties in the country, the ruling APC and opposition PDP, released list of fees payable for contestable elective positions. From what we gleaned from multiple sources the APC pegged Nomination fees for President at N100m, Governorship, N50m, Senate 20m, House of Representatives N10m and State Assembly, N2m. For the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP the forms…Read More
Hundreds of youths from Orlu local government area of Imo State under the auspices of Our Orlu (OOP) in collaboration with Orlu Equity Youths Movement (OETM) have called on the member representing Orlu State Constituency at the Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. Pascal Okolie to jettison his bid to return to the State House of Assembly, come 2023. The youths made this known at the People’s Democratic Party PDP, State Secretariat along Okigwe Road Owerri yesterday, Thursday,April 14,during a protest. They disclosed that the second term bid of Hon.…Read More
Reports of alleged payroll fraud has emitted from the Imo Internal Revenue Service, IIRS which has led to non-payment of salaries of the Civil servants up to three months. It has been gathered that over 40% of staff of the agency have not been paid.The leadership which is now said to be notorious for sharp practices is said to have resorted to intimidation against anyone who raises eyebrows of the dubious development. The ooz and alleged fraud is said to originate from illegal deductions, manipulation of staff salaries among other…Read More
Imo and Anambra States appear to be the epicentre of the resurgent problem. Reports indicate that in Imo State alone more than five police stations have been torched in the past one month. Some security personnel also lost their lives in the attacks. Similarly, houses of a serving commissioner in the state and that of the President General of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Prof George Obiozor were also razed down.Read More
An Aspirant For Ezinihitte Mbaise State House Of Assembly Seat in Imo State, Hon Henry Osondu Chukwuma Nnorom has congratulated the state Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma for Successful Conduct of National Convention Of All Progressives Congress (APC)
Hon Nnorom who disclosed this to journalists in Owerri described Governor Uzodinma as a true Democrat who understand how due process truly work.Read More
By Ifeanyi Ndukwe The Attorney of the FUTO Host Communities, Chief Sam Anokam has stated that they will actually acquire justice at the end of their matter with the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO). He made this known to newsmen while clearing the air in some certain issues, recently. Chief Anokam noted that he has the mandate of the FUTO host communities to pursue the matter of incomplete acquisition of land by FUTO, adding that he is following the issue through due process. He alleged that some group of…Read More
Since the advent of this republic in 1999, Imo has had to grapple with political tensions and attendant fears instigated by political gladiators or, non state actors. But, never in the last twenty years have the state and the people witnessed the kind of tension, apprehension and warlike situation it is experiencing presently. Within the political space the major gladiators in the state have been at each other’s throat in the past few years. Since it took over power Gov Hope Uzodinma government have been having a running…Read More
Power they say is not given but taken. If an individual or group wants power they are expected to stand up and struggle for it.
The jostle for power in Nigeria is a direct fallout of the enormous benefits that come with holding political power, particularly, Presidential powers.
The constitution of the country vested intimidating powers in the President and as a consequence, different ethnic nationalities see presidency occupation as do or die affair.Read More
Power they say is not given but taken. If an individual or group wants power they are expected to stand up and struggle for it. The jostle for power in Nigeria is a direct fallout of the enormous benefits that come with holding political power, particularly, presidential powers. The constitution of the country vested intimidating powers in the president and as a consequence, different ethnic nationalities see presidency occupation as do or die affair. The North is one good example of a region that fights with all its might for…Read More