CUPP spokesman, Ugochinyere, others make INEC list 

June 24, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

Spokesman of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, was among the names published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as successful candidate that will be participating in the 2023 General election. The commission published the lists of successfully nominated candidates from the 18 political parties that will be participating in the 2023 general election. Ugochinyere Read More

Court stops banks, individuals from tampering with Imo workers’ salaries, pensions 

A High Court sitting in Owerri, Imo state capital, Friday, restrained five commercial banks from tampering with salaries of Imo workers, their gratuities and pensions of the senior citizens, pending the determination of a suit before it. The banks affected by this order are Zenith Bank, Access Bank, Union Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) and First Bank. The Presiding Read More

Ideato federal constituency: 3 opponents succumb to Ikenga 

June 4, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

Major House of Representatives aspirants in the just concluded Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries for Ideato North and South Federal constituency have finally conceded defeat to the winner, Barrister Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere. They pledged to work with him to ensure a resounding victory in the general election.  Barr. Onyeka Ikenta, Uzomba Chidinma, and Mr Collins Obioha in their  separate messages Read More

Imo APC congratulates Izunaso, Mbata, Ndubueze, others

June 3, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Imo state chapter, led by Dr MacDonald Ebere, has congratulated the party’s senatorial candidates, Senator Osita Izunaso (Imo West), Dr Alex Mbata (Imo East) and Patrick Ndubueze (Imo North) and other House of Representatives and House of Assembly candidates of the party who emerged from the just concluded primaries in the state. Read More

Nwafor’s Supreme Court victory pyrrhic – Imo APC

The state legal adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Imo state chapter, Uche Nwosu, has described last Friday’s purported Supreme Court victory of a faction of the party in Imo state led by Dan Nwafor and loyal to Senator Rochas Okorocha as ” a pyrrhic victory.” In a statement issued and made available to newsmen Tuesday, Nwosu who gave Read More

I ‘ll return PDP to winning way, CUPP spokesman tells opponents

May 27, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

The spokesman of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere has emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives candidate in Ideato North and Ideato South Federal Constituency in Imo state after scoring 71 votes out of 82 to defeat his opponents. Urging his opponents to rally round him to return PDP to winning way, Ugochinyere Read More

Breaking: At last, EFCC arrests Rochas Okorocha

May 24, 2022 Editor 0

After laying siege around the residence former Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) eventually arrested All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, Blueprint has gathered EFCC reportedly arrested Okorocha despite teaming supporters who besieged his Abuja home in solidarity. Operatives of EFCC had since Tuesday morning made fruitless attempts to arrest Okorocha who is a Read More

Imo PDP suspends primaries indefinitely

May 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo state has suspended its primaries for the House of Assembly and House of Representatives indefinitely over an unreconciled list of delegates. A statement by the PDP legal adviser in the state, Kessinger Ikeokwu, on Sunday, attributed the non-conduct of the primaries to “confusion caused by the National Assembly”. Mr Ikeoku explained that Imo Read More

Imo APC ready for primaries, tackles PDP

The state Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Imo state chapter, Comrade Cajetan Duke, has the party’s readiness to conduct hitch- free primaries that would midwife acceptable and credible flagbearers in all political positions and later square up with other candidates to sweep the forth coming elections. He told Blueprint that the party in the state was not Read More

APC presidential ticket: Imo delegates are for Fayemi, Uzodinma declares

May 21, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Imo state Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, described Ekiti state governor and Presidential aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Kayode Fayemi as one of Nigeria’s finest brains, manager of men and best fit for the presidency of the world’s largest black nation.  Governor Uzodinma declared that Imo state delegates will look favourably towards governor Fayemi in the forthcoming primary Read More

Osinbajo in Imo, says ‘a lot still to be done’

May 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday met with delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state behind closed doors as part of consultations for his 2023 presidential bid. In an interview with newsmen in Owerri shortly after the meeting, the vice-president said the 2023 general elections were crucial to the future of the country. The vice president said Read More

Primaries: Save Imo from extinction, CUPP spokesman, Ugochinyere urges PDP leaders

May 20, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

The spokesperson of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) and leading House of Representatives aspirant, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere has urged the party leadership to save Imo state chapter of the party from extinction. Hailing the court decision, Ugochinyere urged the party leadership to take a categorical stand and obey the Court as well as the directives of Independent National Electoral Read More

2023: PDP may be barred if Anyanwu is not removed, CUPP warns

May 1, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

The spokesman of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere has warned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of the danger of keeping Sen. Samuel Anyanwu, as the party National Secretary. Ugochinyere expressed concern that the party might be excluded from the 2023 general elections if Sen. Anyanwu is not removed as the party National Secretary. Explaining why he Read More

We haven’t changed position on suspended Imo CVR – INEC

April 26, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday disassociated itself from report making the rounds that it has resumed Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) in three LGAs of Orsu, Njaba and Ihitte Uboma in Imo state. The Commission in a statement signed by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, said its position on the Read More

Confusion, stampede as hoodlums invade Owerri at noon, residents scamper for safety

April 25, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

There was stampede in Owerri, the Imo state capital when sporadic gunshots were heard Monday afternoon. Blueprint reports that as soon as the sound reverberated, business outfits around popular Okigwe road, works layout and Imo State University (IMSU) junction stood still. Blueprint further gathered that residents who came out in defiance of the Monday sit-at-home, started running helter-skelter to save their Read More

Easter: Work for Nnamdi Kanu’s release, Imo lawmaker tells Uzodimma, other governors

April 16, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

The lawmaker representing Orlu state constituency in the Imo state House of Assembly, Hon Paschal Okolie, has called on Governor Hope Uzodimma to liase with his South-east colleagues to ensure unconditional release of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Hon. Okolie made the call while contributing during the motion on adjournment/ Easter messages on the floor Read More

Uzodimma determined to boost tourism in Imo – Aide

April 14, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Special Adviser to the Governor of Imo state on Tourism Development, Chief Nkem Nwankwo, has assured Imo residents that with what Governor Hope Uzodimma is putting on ground, the tourism potentials of the state would soon be boosted. Speaking with our correspondent in Owerri, he said the state was considering organising a Heritage and Cultural Carnival before the end of Read More

Estate surveyors tip Imo best investors’ haven in South east

April 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Owerri branch, has described New Owerri in Imo as the best destination for quick return on investment in the South-east. The institute, which serves as promoters of Denka Business City, said this while briefing newsmen on the project. It said Owerri dominated other cities in the zone and remained investors’ haven, adding Read More

Sit-at-home: Street soccer takes over Owerri 

Friday was like a soccer festival day in Owerri, the Imo state capital as youth organised themselves in different places, showcasing their football skills. The day was allegedly declared sit-at-home by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to give solidarity to it’s leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, or observe his appearance in court on Friday, but the youth decided to seize Read More

Gunmen invade, bomb another Uzodinma Commissioner’s house

Gunmen Friday bombed the country home of the Commissioner for Labour and Productivity, Chief Ford Ozumba in Umuhu Okabia, Orsu local government area of Imo state. Although no confirmation came from the police in the state as at the time of filing this report, Blueprint gathered that the one storey edifice was bombed with Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The commissioner Read More