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

Breaking: Again, terrorists attack Police station in Imo

March 28, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Operatives of Imo Police Command early Monday foiled an attack by armed men suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/ Eastern Security Network (ESN) on Obowo Police division in Obowo local government area of the state. In a release made available by the Command’s spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, to newsmen, it was learnt that the gunmen came Read More

Breaking: Hoodlums ‘attack’ Ohaneze Ndigbo President General’s house

March 19, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

The country home of the President General, Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Ambassador George Obiozor, in Oru East local government area of Imo state has been reportedly attacked by unknown gunmen early Saturday. Although, the Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO) Imo State Command, CSP Mike Abattam, is yet to confirm the incident as at the time of filing this report, Blueprint gathered that Read More

Imo: Pandemonium as gunmen invade another Police station, kill 2, destroy 12 vehicles

March 19, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

The Umuguma Police dtation in Owerri West Local Government Area (LGA) of Imo state was attacked by gunmen Saturday morning. Blueprint gathered that between 2 and 3am, sporadic gunshots were heard by people living around Umuguma, the headquarters of the LGA, up to Federal Housing area and World Bank Housing Estate. The sounds reportedly lasted up to one hour without Read More

Breaking: Again, gunmen strike in Imo, kill 2 prison officers

March 16, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Two officers of the Nigeria Correctional Services (NCS) Owerri were Wednesday killed by unidentified gunmen in Okigwe, Imo state. Blueprint learnt that the gunmen attacked the officers precisely at Umulolo community, along Okigwe highway. They were said to have been ambushed, and a dynamite thrown by the gunmen completely destroyed one of the vehicles the officers were in. According to the Read More

In Imo, NALDA farm estate to engage 1000 farmers – Official

March 14, 2022 John Oba Abuja 0

The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) has commissioned Achara-Ubo Emekuku Integrated Farm Estate in Imo state. This is coming as the executive secretary of NALDA, Prince Paul Ikonne, during the commissioning also disclosed that the Federal Government has approves the rehabilitation of Songhai Farm and the establishment of 3 new cassava processing plant in Imo State. Prince Ikonne said Read More

Imo bye-election: PDP leaders hail Ikenga for support

March 1, 2022 Ahmid Lawal, Abuja 0

The spokesman of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, has been commended by the leadership of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Ngor Okpala, Imo state for his support during bye-election in the state. Ikenga, who is the front-runner for the Ideato Federal Constituency seat, was further commended by the PDP leaders for his forthrightness and his Read More

INEC officials kidnapped as ballot box snatching, other irregularities mar state constituency bye-election in Imo

February 26, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Saturday’s bye-election conducted to find a replacement for Hon Toochi Okereke of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) whose seat was recently declared vaccant was characterised by irregularities. Blueprint correspondent who monitored the election gathered that over 50 masked men with several Hilux vans believed to have been sponsored by politicians invaded the local government area, and were patrolling all over Read More

NPPL: Cash-strapped Heartland FC appoint new coach

February 5, 2022 Editor 0

Heartland fc of Owerri have appointed Coach Erasmus Onuh as new Technical Adviser. This followed the resignation of Coach Hassan Abdallah earlier this week. This was disclosed by Heartland’s media director, Solomon Onu. According to him, Onu was introduced to the players Saturday morning at the Dan Anyiam Stadium by a top official of the club, Tonex Chukwu. Onu had Read More

Imo: Angry mob sets robbers ablaze

January 28, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Two motorcycle robbers, Thursday, met their untimely death, when an angry mob decided to set them ablaze due to the incessant robbery incidents that occur within and around Orlu area in Imo state. Blueprint gathered that the incident which occurred at Eziama Obaire in Nkwerre local government area, precisely at Nkume road junction by Mbagbano-Umuaka road involved four armed robbers Read More

Suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’ caught with live snake in Imo

January 28, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Three suspected fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo boys were Wednesday caught in an Imo hotel with live snake in their briefcase. Blueprint gathered that fraudsters who are between 15 and 17 years old came into Imo from Rivers state before news of their presence was heard, and the security operatives went to arrest them in the hotel located around Aladinma Read More

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