Sen. Rochas Okorocha bags ‘Stand of Fame’ award

October 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

A Non Governmental Organisation, Who is Who Awards, has conferred the ‘Stand of Fame Award’ on the former Governor of Imo state and Senator representing Imo West, Owele Rochas Okorocha. The President of Who is Who Awards, Miss Binta Pearl Ojoma, while presenting the award said, it was conferred on Rochas due to his “philanthropic and leadership qualities.” She said Read More

Gunmen set Imo monarch’s palace ablaze

October 1, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Gunmen Thursday set the palace of His Royal Highness (HRH) Eze Obi Ralph Ekezie of Obor community in Orlu LGA of Imo state ablaze. Although the Imo state police Command has not confirmed the incident up till now, an eyewitness who spoke to our correspondent said a lot of things, including the monarch’s documents and other surrounding buildings, had been Read More

Police burst kidnap syndicate, recover arms, vehicles in Imo

September 22, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Operatives of the  Imo State Police Command has bursted a kidnap and armed robbery syndicate in the state, recovering arms and vehicles from the gang. In a press briefing at the Command’s headquarters Owerri, Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Rabiu Hussaini said the breakthrough followed the kidnapping of one Okechukwu Mbata, 42 years of age, in 2019 and Kelechi Read More

Breaking: Another close aide to Davido is dead

September 21, 2021 Editor 0

A close aide to music star, and Davido’s official photographer, Fortunate Umurname Peter is dead. Report revealed that the celebrity photographer passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. “Davido’s photographer Fortune is dead. Jesus Christ. F**k I’m heartbroken, he’s my friend. I’m so heartbroken. It shouldn’t have been fortune God, he’s hardworking, very ambitious, he worked so hard to gain Read More

Tanker drivers resume supply of petroleum products in Imo

September 16, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

After a committee meeting of Imo state government representatives and members of the Imo State Independent Petroleum Marketers(IPM) Wednesday, it was resolved that members of the Tanker Drivers Association (TDA) who had embarked on a strike over the face-off between the state government should call off their strike. They are to resume supply of petroleum products in the state and Read More

Breaking: PDP spokesman resigns, joins APC

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The state publicity secretary of Imo PDP, Hon. Ogu Bundu Nwadike has just dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress, APC. Nwadike announced his defection to APC in a resignation letter he personally signed. His decision to resign was based on personal decision after due consultations with his family and mentors for resigning from the party. Part of the Read More

Anglican priest killed in Imo

September 15, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

An Anglican priest, Rev Emeka Merenu, was Tuesday murdered in his parsonage at Orsu Ihitte Ukwa in Orsu local government area of Imo state. Blueprint gathered that the priest met his untimely death over an allegation that he brought some soldiers to the village to protect himself, the church and the school under his care. The Amorji Nkwere born priest, according Read More

No previous govt developed Niger Delta like Buhari’s administration – APC group

August 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, has said that no previous administration has paid more attention to the plight of the Niger Delta region like the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group assured that Buhari will not relent in the implementation of his vision of a safe, secure Read More

Traditional rulers, clergymen, others reject Caste practice in Igbo land

August 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Top clergies and traditional rulers in Mbieri community in Imo state in partnership with the National Human Rights Commission, (NHRC) have called for the abrogation of age-long Osu, Ume, Ohu, and Diala Caste practice in Igbo land. NHRC along with other non governmental organisation including Pillars of Hope Africa Initiative (POHAI) Kemdi Chino Opara Foundation, Marvico and Global Family Foundation Read More

Imo CP assures on arrest of killers of oil workers

August 19, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The newly appointed Commissioner of Police in Imo State, CP Hussaini Rabiu, Tuesday, assured Imo residents that killers of oil workers would be arrested. He also said that he will continue with the robust security atmosphere left behind by his hard working predecessor, CP Abutu Yaro and hard working officers of the command. He gave the assurance during his maiden Read More

Breaking: Princess is 5th evicted BBNaija housemate

August 15, 2021 Editor 0

Princess Francis, simply known as Princess has become the latest housemate to be evicted from the ongoing big brother season 6 Shine Ya Eye show. The Imo state-born Princess has now become the 5th housemate to leave BBNaija programme. Arin had earlier been evicted on Sunday  Nini, Saskay, Tega and Emmanuel were among the housemates nominated for eviction last Sunday but Read More

Police arrest IPOB chief priest, recover explosives, others

August 11, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Imo Police Command says it is on record that the remnants of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra(IPOB) now patronize spiritual churches for fortification. This is contained in a press statement issued to newsmen and signed by the Command’s spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, Tuesday.  According to him, the patronage to spiritual churches was confirmed on 4/8/2021, at about 1820 hours, while  interrogating suspects arrested Read More

Breaking: 2 dead, 3 vehicles burnt over IPOB’s sit-at-home order in Imo, Aba grounded

August 9, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Two passengers of an inter-state mass transit bus have been burnt while  three vehicles were set ablaze by people suspected to be enforcing the sit- at- home order by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) at Nkwogwu, Mbaise in Imo state on Monday morning. Blueprint gathered that two of the vehicles were inter state mass transit buses owned by a company, while the Read More

Breaking: 4 dead, vehicles burnt as Police, gunmen clash midnight in Imo

August 6, 2021 Editor 0

A Police inspector and three attackers have been confirmed dead after gunmen invaded Police divisional headquarters in Orlu, Imo state Thursday night. Confirming the latest development on Friday morning, Police Public Relations Officer in Imo, Mike Abattam, said Policemen on duty squared up against the attackers which led to the death of three out of others. He said the remaining Read More

Secession agitations: Address hunger, injustice, Okorocha tells leaders

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Imo state and Senator representing Imo West, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has called on Nigerian leaders at all levels to quickly address the issues of hunger and injustice for the agitators of secession to stop. For him, the former Senate President Ken Nnamani, has also demanded restructuring in the country to address what he called injusticeswhich responsible for Read More

Secession: Africa ‘ll lose respect if Nigeria breaks – Ganduje

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has warned that the continent of Africa will lose it respect to the world if the Nigeria cease to exist as a Nation. Ganduje, however, called on seccessionits agitators to stop immediately and give dialogue a chance. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the second public lecture series organised by the APC Press Corps Read More

APC vows maximum punishment to members who hold parallel Congresses

July 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of today’s commencement of its Wards, Local Governments and States Congresses, the ruling All Progressives Congress “APC) has threatened to dish out maximum punishment on any of its members who conduct parallel exercises or open parallel party secretariats. Some aggrieved party chieftains in Kwara, Osun, Delta, Imo states and many others have threatened to conduct a parallel exercise. The Read More

Imo APC crisis: Okorocha, Araraume lose bid to control party structure

July 27, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

Ahead of the July 31 All Progressives Congress (APC) congresses, Imo state former governor Rochas Okorocha and his group may have lost out in their bid to control the structure of the party in the state. Okorocha had in a recent meeting with the APC Caretaker and Extra Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), asked the party leadership to recognise the Read More

Imo Police smash notorious kidnap syndicate

July 21, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

To rid Imo state of all forms of crimes and criminality, the Imo state Police command has smashed a notorious kidnap syndicate that has been terrorising the state lately. In a press statement issued by the command through the media aide to Commissioner of Police, CSP Mike Abattam, it said ” On 3/7/2021 at about 0430 hours, one Cornelia Oluebube” Read More

Abaribe slams Imo assembly for stifling opposition

July 12, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has cautioned State Houses of Assembly not to stifle opposition voices, particularly the recent actions of cowing minority leaders in their midst. In a statement released in Abuja by his Media Adviser, Uchenna Awom on Monday, the Minority Leader bemoaned recent happenings in some state Assemblies in the country, where minority leaders and opposition Read More

Imo Speaker justifies suspension of 6 lawmakers

July 12, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Paul Emeziem has said that last week’s suspension of six lawmakers by the leadership was constitutional and followed due process. The house had sacked and replaced the Chief Whip, Hon Barr. Arthur Egwim and Hon Barr. Obinna Okwara, dissolved all standing committees and followed it up with the suspension of Read More

Imo: Reach FM presenter declared missing

July 8, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

On Air Presenter (OAP) with the Reach 104.9 FM Owerri, Imo state, Sunny Uma Anderson, has been declared missing. A statement issued Wednesday by the management which was published on its verified facebook page, stated that he was last seen in the office on 2nd July, 2021. It further stated that the missing presenter wore an orange t-shirt and black Read More

Imo Police arrest ‘fake’ lawyer

July 8, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha, 0

The Imo State Police Command said it has arrested one kate Nneoma Duruji for parading herself as a lawyer. In a release issued by the Media Aide to  CP Abutu Yaro, CSP Mike Abattam and made available to newsmen, it was gathered that she has been parading herself as a lawyer to unsuspecting victims and was formally arrested on Monday, when Read More