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 Nigerian State of Imo

Imo State is one of the 36 states of Nigeria and lies in the south of Nigeria with Owerri as its capital and largest city.


Imo State came into existence in 1976 along with other new states created under the leadership of the late military ruler of Nigeria, Murtala Muhammad, having been previously part of East-Central State. The state is named after the Imo River. Part of it was split off in 1991 as Abia State, and another part became Ebonyi State. The main cities in Imo State are Owerri, Orlu and Okigwe. The Orashi River has its source in this state. The local language is Igbo and Christianity is the predominant religion. Imo State was created at Ngwoma.


Imo State has an area of around 5,100 sq km. It is bordered by Abia State on the East, by the River Niger and Delta State on the west, by Anambra State to the north and Rivers State to the south. Besides Owerri, Imo State's major towns are Isu, Okigwe, Oguta, Orlu, Mbaise, Mbano, Mbieri, Orodo and Orsu.


The state is rich in natural resources including crude oil, natural gas, lead, zinc. Economically exploitable flora like the iroko, mahogany, obeche, bamboo, rubber tree and oil palm predominate. However with a high population density and over farming the soil has been degraded and much of the native vegetation has disappeared.


This deforestation has triggered soil erosion which is compounded by heavy seasonal rainfall that has led to the destruction of houses and roads.

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The Imo State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria refused to hold protests across the state on Sunday as directed by the secretariat of the Christian body, even as Christians from various churches in Oyo, Benue and Kogi states held peaceful protests as directed. Also, various Christian ...
Big Brother Naija 2018 winner, Miracle has been an Education Ambassador for Imo State. Few days ago, governor Rochas Okorocha's son-in-law, Chief of Staff and also the anointed candidate in 2019 Governorship election in Imo State, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu revealed that he will meet with his in-law to ...

The late General Overseer of the Overcomers Christian Mission, Archbishop Alexander Ezeugo Ekewuba, was buried at the weekend in Owerri, Imo State. Ekewuba, from Avu village, was laid to rest at the headquarters of the church at Prefab area of Owerri, near the West African Examinations Council ...
The report by this economic intelligence magazine further indicates that the IGR of Lagos State of N333 billionn is higher than that of 30 States put together ... The states with the poorest Internally Generated Revenue of less than 10 per cent in the South are Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Osun, Ekiti, Akwa-Ibom and Imo ...
Former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon has lamented the spate of killings across the country and implored Nigerians to avoid another bloody civil war. ... in Imo State, Gowon said, “We are in Imo for the Nigeria Pray rally, a prayer rally we have been doing throughout the geo-political zones or states.
Apart from Anambra State where there will be no governorship election in view of the conduct of same late last year and the return of incumbent Governor Willie Obiano for a second term, the other states in the zone will be going to the polls to elect new helmsmen. At the moment, the governors of Abia, ...

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State has accused Governor Rochas Okorocha of dictatorial administration. The state's Publicity Secretary of the party, Damian Opara, disclosed this in a statement yesterday. The PDP described the governor's attitude as 'reprehensible, inhuman, repulsive and ...
OWERRI—WOMEN and youths from Umuowa-Ibu community in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State, Wednesday, protested for the second time in two months, over incessant kidnapping of their children and insecurity in their community, alleging that the Police released a notorious kidnap suspect ...
The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic (PDP) has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) planning to disobey the directive of the ... “The PDP in Imo State, therefore, wishes to categorically state that it shall not take part in the purported election and alerts all Nigerians, particularly, ...
He reportedly suffered an attack in the hands of a mob in Imo State. ... In Nigeria's popular culture, UK-based Nigerian Bisi Alimi, is the main attention when it concerns gay rights activism. He has been connected ... ALSO READ: Gay rights activist criticizes Nigerians for welcoming Richard Quest. In what he ...
PDP claimed that the proposed election was not in tandem with the views of the Constitution on conduct of elections by States Independent Electoral ... “The PDP in Imo State therefore wishes to categorically state that it shall not take part in the purported election; and alert all Nigerians, particularly, political ...
Nigerian LGBT activist infuriated as gay man gets assaulted in Imo State – Lailas News ... Nigerian LGBT activist, Romeo Oriogun, who won the 2017 Brunel International African Poetry Prize for his “beautiful and deeply passionate” writing on masculinity and ... Read more via Nigeria News | Laila's Blog – https://ift.tt/2I1fq2E
In 2013, 17 pregnant teenagers and 11 babies were rescued from a house in south-eastern Imo state. The girls said they had been raped by one man. In 2012, a UK judge raised concerns about "desperate childless parents" being caught up in baby-selling scams in Nigeria. There was evidence that ...
OWERRI—AHEAD of 2019 presidential election, over 200 Southeast traditional rulers from Imo state, yesterday, backed President Muhammadu Buhari's ... like one of their reasons for supporting Buhari, the monarchs asked the president to support the Igbo to produce the next president of Nigeria in 2023.
Owerri — IMO State chapter of Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, has described the state government's move to recalculate or reduce the pensions of retirees, ... of 2003, 15 per cent of 2003 and 33 per cent of 2010, approved by the Federal Government and long implemented by our neighbouring states.
OWERRI—AHEAD of Imo 2019 gubernatorial election, chieftains of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in the state said their experience in 2015 election would be a lesson to them, just as the former chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission ,NERC, Mr. Sam Amadi, yesterday ...
OWERRI – Eze Julius Osuchukwu, the traditional Ruler of the Eziama Obaire community, in the Nkwerre Council Area of Imo State has been honoured with an Excellent Award for his sustained support and cooperation towards the transformation of the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp situated in his ...

Owerri – The traditional ruler of the Eziama Obaire community, in the Nkwerre Council Area of Imo state – His Royal Highness, HRH Eze Julius Osuchukwu, has been honoured with an Excellent Award for his sustained support and cooperation towards the transformation of the NYSC permanent Orientation ...
Imo State government has dismissed reports that the Supreme Court ruled against the council elections scheduled for July. A statement by the governor's Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, urged the people to disregard the purported judgment as the handiwork of those afraid of losing in the ...
“Since making the Imerienwe declaration, in which we unequivocally challenged and rejected Governor Okorocha's clandestine and fraudulent strategy of imposing his son in-law on the people of Imo State, we are deeply concerned about the continued intimidation and harassment of our leaders and ...
Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has described as faceless those claiming to be a Coalition group within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. The Imo governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, described those claiming to be 'Coalition of Imo ...
A presidential aspirant from Imo State, Chief Iheanacho Ezeakor has formally joined the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance, APDA. Ezeakor was over the weekend ... “We already see Nigeria as one big family where the welfare of all citizens remains paramount. Against that backdrop, we cannot be ...
Fr. Edwin Omoregbe, who had been kidnapped last week in Nigeria's Edo state, was released on Sunday. “With great joy in our heart, we want to inform you all that our priest, Rev. Fr. Edwin Omorogbe has been released from the hands of kidnappers,” read an April 22 statement from the Archdiocese of ...
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To ensure early completion of internal roads construction in the state, the Imo State Government has inaugurated a seven- man special task force on roads infrastructure. Governor Rochas Okorocha, who performed the inauguration ceremony also announced the approval and release of N1billion to the ...
The Imo state government has revealed what it would do for two housemates in the just-concluded Big Brother Naija 2018 reality television show. The government declared its readiness to reward Miracle, the winner of Big Brother Naija ,and Nina who is a student of the Imo State University and an Indigene.
The Imo state All Progressive Congress, APC, Restoration Coalition, yesterday, gave Governor Rochas Okorocha, a 21 day ultimatum, to discontinue his support for his son-in-law, Mr. Uche Nwosu, to be the next governor of the state. The group spoke through their leader, Mr Theodore Ekechi, after their ...
“We appeal once again to the authorities in Cameroon to refrain from further forced returns and to ensure protection to those fleeing insecurity and persecution in Nigeria. This is in accordance with Cameroon's national and international obligations,” UNHCR said. Since the beginning of 2018, 385 Nigerians ...
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The presidential hopeful also took a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent comment In London that Nigerian youths are lazy and only .... The Senior Advocate of Nigeria, (SAN), who gave the commendation when he played host to the presidential hopeful at his country home in Imo state ...
Owerri – Imo State government has announced compulsory acquisition of permanent voters cards (PVCs) as prerequisite for parents /guardians to enroll ... a befitting secretariat for the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the state would soon be commissioned by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo while work ...
Nick Opara-Ndudu, a governorship hopeful of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for Imo State gubernatorial election in 2019, has promised to come out with a well-articulated agricultural policy for Imo State. Such a policy, he said, would liberate the people from the scourge of poverty and the ...
There is palpable tension in the 27 Local Councils of Imo State over the state governor, Rochas Okorocha's directive that every adult must pay a N3, 000 ... They also opined that they couldn't afford what they called “double taxation at the moment,” stressing that the hardship was much in the state to warrant ...
Tony Nwulu is one of the emerging political leaders in Nigeria and a governorship aspirant in Imo State on the platform of the People's Democratic Party, ... politician when he broke ethnic cleavages prevalent in Nigerian politics to win Isolo/Oshodi Federal House of Representatives seat in Lagos State.
When you mention Imo State among Nigerians from other parts of the country, they embarrass you with laughter. They burst into laughter .... Usually, before states get loans, it is expected that they put down some collaterals, but the problem is that we don't produce anything in Imo. The food industries we ...
I'm sure all Nigerians are proud of the zero tolerance to corruption and exposure of many treasury looters. We have a ... I think Nigeria is moving in the right direction. There are calls for ... There is the notion that the current APC government in Imo State is only visible in Owerri , the state capital. What's your ...
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OWERRI—FORMER Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, says he has “no plan whatsoever, to abandon the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as it remains the only credible vehicle that will liberate Imo State and Nigeria from the maladministration we are currently witnessing.”.
Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has vowed not to steal money before he hands over to his successor on May 29, 2019. He stated this when the people of ... Okorocha has already endorsed Uche Nwosu, his Chief of Staff and son-in-law, as the next Governor of the state. AddThis Sharing Buttons.
Within the same period, a 23-year- student of Imo State University, IMSU, Miss Kelechi Ibe, was shot dead by unknown assailants. Miss Ibe, an undergraduate of Banking and Finance, was killed while celebrating her birthday, just as a truck conductor in Onuimo Local Government Area, 20-year-old Ifeanyi ...
They had visited him to endorse Uche Nwosu, his Chief of Staff and son-in-law, as the next Governor of the state. Okorocha said Buhari's declaration for a second term was a good development and that “he will win again, just like he did in 2015”. “Buhari will win again and again. After Buhari, the turn will ...
But Anyanwu who is contesting for Imo gubernatorial election under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said he would disown any of his supporters who use hate speech as he has also concluded plans to visit gubernatorial aspirants in the state across party lines. He said: “I will disown and hereby disown ...
There was pandemonium in Anara, in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State at the weekend as two policemen from Ekiti State allegedly shot two persons during a traditional wedding in the area. Punch reports that the guests were made to abandon the ceremony and run for dear lives as the ...
State Police Commissioner, Chris Ezike told journalists in Owerri that the large chunk of the recovered arms and ammunition were in the hands of hoodlums. The arms and ammunition allegedly recovered by security operatives from various locations in Imo state, South east Nigeria include 168 english and ...
Metro Millionaire Disguises As Beggar In A Market In Imo And This Happened (Photos) – Information Nigeria ... Imo State born philanthropist, Engr. Ndubuisi Emenike, the founder of the Ndubuisi Emenike Foundation on Wednesday the 11th April 2018 dressed as a wretched man and hit a popular market ...
He lauded his courage and tenacity of purpose, commitment to education and providing the university for the people of Imo State and beyond. Muoka thanked God, the governor and the community for making the dream of the church a reality. Meanwhile, the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) has called for ...
A chieftain of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Imo, Mr Stephen Nwoga, said the debt profile of the state was high and said there was urgent need to address it. ... “Presently, Imo has IGR of between N250 million and N400 million per month, which is very small in relation to neighbouring states.
'Oil producing states'll support MADE to end poverty in N'Delta'. The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, has reiterated the commitment of oil producing states to work with development partners to lift indigent Nigerians of Niger Delta extraction out of poverty. November 17, 2016. In "News".
However, what is curious is that Senator ANyanwu declared his ambition on Holy Thursday among PDP faithful from local government party executives to the state exco without the symbol of the party, the umbrella being present. More than curious? From the brochure used in the declaration to his posters, ...
The Imo state Police Commissioner, Mr Chris Ezike, has ordered a thorough investigation into the death of three brothers aged five, three and two. The trio reportedly died in Okwelle ... The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Andrew Enwerem, confirmed the incident. Enwerem said the brothers: ...


 

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