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August 16, 2018

Confusion in Imo Assembly …As Speaker removes Majority leader

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  The Imo State House of Assembly witnessed a rowdy session on Thursday during its plenary when Speaker Acho Ihim announced, after the motion for adjournment, the removal of the House Majority leader, Hon. Uche Oguwuike, representing Ikeduru constituency, and promptly replaced him with former majority leader, Lugard Osuji of Owerri Municipal. The Speaker had announced the change while members of the House were about leaving the legislative Chamber. The new majority leader was sacked last year by the House over alleged inefficiency in the discharge of his duties. The removal of Ogwuike did not go down well with some…

3 Principal Officers of Imo Assembly Resign

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  Three principal officers of the Imo House of Assembly on Tuesday in Owerri resigned their positions following alleged controversies surrounding the 2018 appropriation bill. The principal officers who resigned their positions are the Majority Leader, Lugard Osuji, his deputy, Kenneth Ibe and the Chief Whip of the House, Marcel Odunze, all of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Tendering their resignation, the former majority leader said the action was in the `collective interest’ of the assembly. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 17 of the 27 members of the assembly boycotted the plenary session and observed proceedings from…

EDDC blames Imo Govt for blackout

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, has found excuse for its abysmal performance in Imo State: It is the on-going road expansion in the state. EEDC officials told members of the Imo State House Assembly that the  frequent poor power supply in the entire state was caused by the on-going road dualization in the state which they claimed was affecting their equipment and other familities. The Imo House of Assembly had summoned EEDC to the House to explain why it is short changing and exploiting citizens of the state, through excessive billings without corresponding power supply. The EEDC officials who…

Grazing Bill for Imo, denied

Amidst the overwhelming evidence and claims that the Imo House of Assembly is set to pass the grazing bill, the legislature who sponsored the proposed bill says it is not true. He says it’s just a Bill for a Law to Establish Agricultural Estates and Farm Settlements In The 3-Geopolitical Zones Of Imo State as Sponsored By Hon. Amb. Uju Onwudiwe. A release by the Legislative Assistant to Hon. Amb. Uju Onwudiwe, Mr Anthony Akalugo says “It is important to state that the Bill for a Law to Establish Agricultural Estates and Farm Settlements In The 3-Geopolitical Zones Of Imo…

Pensioners Welfare: Enough of rhetoric’s – Hon. Egu tells Imo Govt

Member representing Ngor-Okpala State Constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly, Hon Obinna Egu, has taken a swipe at the Imo state government over its noticeable indifference and insensitivity to the plight of the state pensioners many of whom are dying from hunger and poverty caused by the non-payment of arrears of years of pensions. According to the Nigerian Horn newspaper, Hon Egu, who bared his mind on the floor of the House while presenting a petition to the House from a pensioner from his constituency, Mr. Richard Abara, the out spoken lawmaker opined that considering the unbearable pain…