Imo: Agulanna bounces back as PDP Reps candidate

January 28, 2023 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Following a fresh primary election conducted by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Aboh Mbaise/ Ngor Okpala Federal Constituency in Imo State, Friday January 27, 2023, Engr. Albert Agulanna has re-emerged as the party’s candidate, beating his rival, Dr Ugochukwu Uzoma, with 50 votes to 2. The Court of Appeal Owerri Division, presided over by Justice Rita Nosakhare Pemu, had Read More

Court strikes out suit to silence CUPP spokesman Ugochinyere

January 26, 2023 Lekan Shehinde 0

An Abuja Magistrate Court has struck out a suit by one Chinasa Nwaneri, allegedly to silence the spokesman of the CUPP Ikenga Ugochinyere. In a short ruling, the Magistrate Hon.Umah Isa Dodo while agreeing that the impact of the order of the High Court was that he should stay proceedings went further to also raise jurisdiction issues and resolved that Read More

Again, gunmen kill Police operative, civilian in Imo

January 26, 2023 Editor 0

There seems to be no end in sight on the story of  unexpected killings in Imo State as a police seargent by name Chinyere was Thursday afternoon allegedly murdered by unknown gunmen. The incident took place along the ever busy Owerri-Aba road in Owerri North local government area of Imo State. Also reportedly gunned down along side the police officer was Read More

Imo: Police operatives comb bushes in search of cop’s killers

January 21, 2023 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Imo state Police operatives have commenced operations in Oguta and its environs aimed at tracking down the hoodlums who killed a police officer Friday night at the Oguta Police Station. The newly posted Command’s spokesman, ASP Henry Okoye, who confirmed the incident Saturday evening, said there had been ongoing operations in and around Oguta to track down the hoodlums since it Read More

Gunmen shoot, kidnap LG boss, burn house, cars, others

January 20, 2023 Editor 0

The country home of Ideato North Sole Administrator, Hon Chris Ohizu, at Arondizuogu, Ideato North local government area, has been razed by unknown gunmen.  Blueprint gathered that he was abducted with a bullet wound on his leg, after which his house was set ablaze.  It was also gathered that cars parked within the premises were burnt and no single property was brought Read More

2023: Vote APC out of Imo state, Ugochinyere appeals to electorates  

January 19, 2023 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Spokesman of the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere has called on Imo electorates to vote the APC led administration of Governor Hope Uzodinma out of office.  Ugochinyere who is the CUPP Spoke man and candidate representing Ideato federal constituency in PDD in a press release made available to our correspondent lamented the killings, arson and Read More

Coalition  expresses shock over attack on Ugochinyere, demand arrest of assailants 

January 17, 2023 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition For Good Governance (CGG) has expressed outrage over the brutal killing and destruction which occurred on Saturday, 14th of January , 2023 at the home of CUPP Spokesman Mr. Ikenge Ugochinyere imo in Umukegwu Akokwa in Imo state. The invasion and bomberdment of Ikenga Ugochinyere’s home with bullets of unknown assailants in broed daylight living three persons dead Read More

Imo PDP suspends campaign, declares 7-day mourning over bloody attack on Ugochinyere

January 17, 2023 Lekan Shehinde 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo state has declared one-week suspension of campaigns to mourn the four persons gruesomely murdered by gunmen last week during an invasion of the residence of the party’s House of Representatives candidate for Ideato North/South Ikenga Ugochinyere. Recall that on Saturday, January 14, 2023, motorcades conveying gunmen, arsonists stormed the residence of Ugochinyere, who Read More

Attack on Ikenga residence: Bring perpetrators to book, Ohanaze Youths task security agencies

January 17, 2023 Lekan Shehinde 0

Ohanaeze Youths Movement has called on the Nigeria Police Force to bring all the perpetrators of the dastardly act on Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere country home to book.  The group in a statement signed by its Secretary General, Nwada Amaka frowned at the comment ascribed to the Governor of Imo state, in which he claimed to have known of some meetings between the Read More

PDP condemns Uzodinma’s comment on attack at Ugochinyere residence 

January 17, 2023 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) has called on Governor of Imo state, Senator Hope Uzodinma to explain to Nigerians the role of his regime in the attack on Barrister Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, PDP candidate for Ideato Federal Constituency The opposition party opined  that the Governor’s comment on the matter has not just betrayed his sympathy for the attackers but Read More

Ugochinyere: Attack on CUPP spokesperson barbaric, reprehensible – Right activist

January 14, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Human Rights activist, Barr. Chukwudi Ezeobika, has condemned Saturday’s attack on the residence of spokesperson of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Barr. Ikenga Ugochinyere, describing it as barbaric and reprehensible. Barr. Ezeobika, who is the Chairman Media Committee of CUPP, said in a press statement issued in Abuja, that the brutal invasion of the premises of Barr. Ugochinyere in Read More

In Imo, man beheads own children, flees

January 13, 2023 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

A yet to be identified man, resident in Nekede, Owerri, Imo State, Friday, reportedly beheaded his two children, between 9 and 10 years of age. He ran away afterwards. Blueprint gathered that when he was struggling with his children – a boy and a girl, some members of the neighborhood thought he was beating them up for an offence committed. Read More

Ayu’s case at Supreme Court against Ideato South Assembly candidate provocative – Ugochinyere

January 12, 2023 Lekan Shehinde 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives candidate for Ideato North/South federal constituency of Imo State, Ikenga Ugochinyere, has described as unforgivable the decision of the party’s national chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, to challenge the victory of Ideato South House of Assembly candidate, Chris Ogbu, at the Supreme Court. Ugochinyere, who is also the spokesperson of the Coalition of Read More

Consider Kanu’s poor health, Ikenga begs Buhari 

January 11, 2023 Lekan Shehinde 0

The spokesperson for Coalition of United Political Parties, Ugochinyere Imo, has raised the alarm over the deteriorating health condition of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. Imo who addressed journalists at his country home in Akokwa in the Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo state Wednesday said that the country might erupt in crisis if Kanu Read More

How I was attacked – Ex-Imo gov, Ohakim

January 3, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, has narrated how he escaped death during his Monday encounter with unknown gunmen. Ohakim said on Tuesday that his bulletproof vehicle and his driver saved him and his children from the attack. He said, “We were driving between Isiala Mbano and Ehime Mbano. These people blocked us at a place called Umualumaku. Read More

2023: In Imo, Uzodimma signs N474bn budget into law few days to New Year

January 1, 2023 Editor 0

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has signed into law, the State’s Appropriation Bill for 2023. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon Declan Mbadiwe Emelumba disclosed this in a statement he released in Owerri Friday.  According to him, the budget of N474b has been christened the “Budget of Wealth Expansion”, adding that it has a capital expenditure of N373b representing about Read More

2023: Ugochinyere attacks Ayu for challenging Ogbu’s victory at Supreme Court

December 29, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), House of Representatives candidate for Ideato North South Constituency of Imo state, Ikenga Ugochinyere has frowned at the decision of the party’s national Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu to challenge victory of Ideato South House of Assembly candidate, Chris Ogbu at the supreme court. Ugochinyere in a statement on Thursday, described the move as provocative with Read More

Ideato youth forum warns over threat to Ugochinyere’s life 

December 26, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

Following the threat against the spokesman of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, Ideato Youth Forum has warned that nothing must happen to him. The apex youth group of Ideato nation, on Sunday called the attention of the world to the plot by the Imo state government on their son after attempts to frame him. The Read More

2023: CUPP reports Uzodinma to foreign missions, demands Visa ban

December 25, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), has petitioned foreign missions, urging them to place Imo state Governor, Hope Uzodinma on Visa ban or watchlist over his government role in alleged plot against the opposition parties spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere. CUPP in a statement by its Chairman Steering Committee, High Chief Peter Ameh, said Ugochinyere who’s the Peoples Democratic Party Read More

Ideato youths mount surveillance on Ikenga’s home after attack by gunmen 

December 24, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

Youths from Akokwa and across Ideato nation converged on the country home of the Spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere following the Friday night attack on his convoy by gunmen. The youths started trooping into Ikenga’s home around 8:30pm Friday night, following the attack, and their numbers have continued to swell, while chanting solidarity Read More

CUPP petitions foreign mission, seeks Visa ban on Governor Uzodimma

December 23, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has petitioned foreign missions seeking ban on the governor Hope Uzodimma, over alleged plot against its spokesman, Imo Ikenga Ugochinyere. The Coalition has also called on President Muhammadu Buhari, the Inspector General of Police and the Department of State Services (DSS) to call the Imo state governor to order. The CUPP, in a Read More

Imo: Again, gunmen invade, raze high court

December 17, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Less than one week after the Imo state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was bombed by gunmen, the Orlu High Court in Orlu local government area of Imo State has been razed. Although, Blueprint correspondent could not ascertain the level of damage at the court at the time of filing this report, an eyewitness said the roof Read More