Imo deserted over IPOB sit-at-home

January 18, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Tuesday’s sit-at-home order instituted by the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in sympathy with their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who is facing treasonable charges at the Federal High Court Abuja, recorded full compliance in Imo state, especially Owerri, the state capital. As was the case in the previous sit-at-home protests, banks, supermarkets, shops, schools, business centres and Read More

Imo: Gunmen attack another Police station, kill Inspector, injure another

January 15, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

The operatives of the Imo state Police Command has repelled attack by hoodlums at Mgbidi Police station, located in Oru West local government area of Imo state. A press statement issued by the Command spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, said, “the hoodlums came in a white Hilux vehicle and started shooting sporadically in a bid to gain entry into the station but were repelled Read More

Cubana Chief Priest gets political appointment

January 15, 2022 Editor 0

Popular socialite, Pascal Chibuike Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest has been appointed Special Adviser on Social media and social events management to Imo state governor Hope Uzodinma. Part of his mandate, Blueprint gathered is to influence young people from Imo state to be empowered through social media. Shortly after receiving his appointment letter, Cubana Chief Priest through his Read More

Imo: Police rescue abducted community leader, search for couple

January 11, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Operatives of the Imo state Police command have success rescued a community leader, Chief Frank abducted Sunday while driving along Ubomiri, Mbaitoli local government area alongside his daughter on their Range Rover Jeep. Our correspondent gathered that immediately after the abduction, their abductors took them through the volatile Orlu route. But the Imo Police Command’s spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam confirmed Read More

Imo: 14-year-old boy escapes from ritualists

January 8, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

A 14-year-old boy (names withheld), Friday, evaded a ritualist who hit him with a machete and wanted to push him into an already dug grave in his room at Ubomiri in Mbaitoli local government area of Imo state. Blueprint gathered that the boy was lured by his assailant of between 30 and 40 years of age from the neighbouring Anambra Read More

[Breaking] Insecurity: Imo state government names Okorocha, son-in-law as sponsors

January 4, 2022 Editor 0

Ahead of scheduled stakeholders’ meeting on Tuesday inside government house Owerri, the Imo state government has identified Senator Rochas Okorocha and his son-in-law Chief Uche Nwosu as sponsors of kidnapping and banditry in the state. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser to the Governor, Oguwike Nwachuku, alleged that Okorocha and Nwosu have been mentioned by suspects currently in Read More

PDP ‘ll take Abuja, Imo in 2023 – Scribe

January 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

The National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu, has sounded it loud and clear that his party will return to take over the centre and his state of origin, Imo come 2023. Addressing newsmen in his country home, Amaimo Friday, the former senator representing Owerri senatorial zone said, under the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC), Nigerians Read More

Breaking: Uche Nwosu, Okorocha’s son-in-law kidnapped

December 26, 2021 Editor 0

Former governorship candidate in Imo state Uche Nwosu has been kidnapped. Nwosu who is son-in-law to former governor Rochas Okorocha was whisked away at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Eziama-Obaire in Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo state on Sunday. Blueprint gathered that the former Chief of Staff to Senator Okorocha was attending an outing service day after he concluded the Read More

In Imo, Uzodimma assigns portfolios to new commissioners

December 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Governor Hope Uzodimma pf Imo state Monday assigned portfolios to 18 new commissioners, weeks after their successful screening by Imo lawmakers. The new commissioners are: Prof. EJC Duru – Environment; Dr Prosper Ohayagha Success Obinna,Health; Prof. Sylverster Ifunanya Okorondu, Education;Dr. Anthony Christian Mgbeahuruike,Livestock; Kezie Ogaziechi,Land Survey; Rex Anunobi, Transport; Dr. Love Ineh, Housing; Mrs. Ruby Emele, Local Government & Chieftaincy Read More

By January, I ‘ll expose those behind insecurity in Imo – Uzodinma

December 18, 2021 Editor 0

Imo state governor Hope Uzodinma has revealed his readiness to expose those sponsoring various kinds of crime against the people of the state. The governor who disclosed this on Saturday during the inauguration of newly elected executive of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Owerri. Governor Uzodinma said all those involved in causing one form of insecurity or the other will Read More

In Imo, Uzodimma assents to VAP Act

December 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state Wednesday signed into law the once controversial Violence Against Persons (VAP)Prohibition Act in the presence of his wife, Mrs Chioma Uzodimma who has championed the enactment of the law in the fight against sexual and gender-based violence in the state. Our correspondent gathered that the act, seen as an improvement on the penal and Read More

Breaking: Another traditional ruler kidnapped in Imo

December 15, 2021 Editor 0

There are indications that another monarch has been kidnapped in Imo state. This time around, the traditional ruler of Umuezeala-Ama Autonomous Community in Ehime Mbano local government area, Eze Aloysius Igwe, was whisked away from his community on Wednesday. Blueprint gathered that the Eze Aloysius was abducted around the market square of his community. Kidnapping of monarchs have been the Read More

Breaking: Like Imo, gunmen invade Abia Police headquarters, 1 feared dead

December 13, 2021 Editor 0

Gunmen in the early hours of Monday launched attack on Abia Police headquarters located in Umuahia. Though police authorities are yet to confirm the attack, eyewitness said the attackers killed a policeman while operatives on duty made spirited efforts to repel the attack. Similar was witnessed few months ago when gunmen attacked Imo Police headquarters in Owerri. They also set Read More

In Imo, Police rescue abducted monarch

December 11, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Operatives of the Imo Police Command have rescued the Traditional Ruler of Mbutu ancient kingdom, HRH Eze Damian Nwaigwe, who was kidnapped last Thursday at about 3pm. According to Imo Command’s spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, via a statement, Eze Nwigwe, who was kidnapped in his palace has reunited with his family and subjects. However, it was not certain whether a ransome Read More

Sit-at-home order: Imo businesses normalised

November 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

The economic activities in the South eastern part of the country that was comatose following the sit-at-home order of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra(IPOB) has of recent been normalised. Our correspondent who went round the state Monday, gathered that civil servants at the state secretariat, other agencies and parastatals were busy at their work places. Banks, supermarkets and other business Read More

NGO, church gift free medicare to Anambra, Imo residents

November 20, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

At least 200 persons including the aged and children from Anambra and Imo states have benefitted from three days medical outreach organised by the Tropical Gate Foundation, a humanitarian organisation in collaboration with Salvation Army Amesi. The beneficiaries drawn from Umunze in Orumba South Local Government Area (LGA), Amesi, Uga, Isuofia, Igbo-ukwu, Umuchu, Akpo, Nkpologwu and Ekwulobia in Aguata LGA Read More

Murder of 3: Imo Police personnel assure on arrest of culprits

November 8, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The Imo state Commissioner of Police, Mr Hussaini Rabiu, has assured Imo people that the murderers of the three innocent people in Obowo LGA at the weekend will be arrested in no distant time. The commissioner through the command’s spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, said in a statement that the command was working with the traditional rulers, presidents general and the Read More

Ohanaeze hits Onochie over comment on Nnamdi Kanu, Igbo leaders

November 2, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has condemned in strong terms the disparaging and derogatory remarks made by Ms Lauretta Onochie, President Buhari’s aide on social media’s that the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu is a lunatic and that Igbo leaders are senile to have demanded his release from custody. In a statement issued Tuesday, national publicity secretary, Chief Alex Read More

Imo attack: Council boss refutes Police’s claim of non-invitation

October 21, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The Interim Management Committee (IMC) chairman of Njaba local government council, Emeka Iheanacho, has dismissed the claim by the Imo state Police command through its spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, that he did not invite the police or other security agencies for Tuesday’s Stakeholders’ meeting with traditional rulers of Njaba extraction, Nnenasaa, where some traditional rulers were gruesomely murdered by unknown Read More

Revealed! Identities of 3 monarchs killed when gunmen invaded Imo

October 19, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Earlier on Tuesday, we reported that gunmen invaded a stakeholders’ meeting and killed up to three traditional in Njaba local government headquarters of Imo state. Blueprint however reports that two out of the three of them who unfortunately lost their lives are the Obi 1 of Okwudor autonomous community, Eze E. Anayochukwu Durueburuo and Eze Sampson Osunwa of Ihebineowerre autonomous community. Read More