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May 28, 2018

Okorocha Presents N190bn Budget for 2018

Okorocha presents N190bn budget for 2018

  Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has presented a budget of N190,921,464,290 to the State House of Assembly for the 2018 fiscal year. The 2018 budget, which is higher than that of 2017 of N131,143,144,277 by N59,778,320,013, representing 45.58 per cent increase, is tagged “Budget of Consolidation and Continuity III.” It was gathered that out of the 2018 budget, N132.98bn has been earmarked for capital expenditure, representing 69.70 per cent of the total budget; while N57.943bn was for recurrent expenditure, representing 30.30 per cent of the total budget. Presenting the budget on Wednesday on the floor of the Imo…

Imo govt suspends 10 monarchs over alleged disobedience, indiscipline

Government’s position was made public via a press statement endorsed by the Secretary to the Government of Imo State, Sir George Eche, and repeatedly aired on the channels of government owned electronic media oufit, Imo Broadcasting Corporation, IBC. According to the terse government statement, the monarchs were suspended for alleged disobedience, indiscipline and active participation in partisan politics. The affected royal fathers include Eze Ben Nwaneri of Owubinubi Autonomous Community, Ikeduru Local Government Area; Eze Clifford Amadi of Amawuihe Ubomiri Autonomous Community in Mbaitoli Local Government Area and Eze V. O. Ahamefule of Oboro Amurie Autonomous Community in Isu Local…

Imo Pensioners give Govt 4 months to clear arrears of pensions

The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) Imo State has given the Imo State Government up to March 2016 to clear the arrears of pensions owed to its members. The ultimatum is part of a four point communiqué issued at the end of their meeting held on Tuesday December 15, 2015. They enjoined the state government to pay those who have been varied in the ongoing Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) biometric exercise. The senior citizens noted that many of their members have not been paid their gratuities and urged government to do so soonest, adding that gratuities were their legitimate…

THE BAR AND THE BENCH UNDER SCRUTINY (3)

The Emergence and Proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra

  In accordance with the strictures of the constitution, the appointment of State High Court Chief Judges are in the hands of governors at the recommendation of the NJC subject to the confirmation by the State House of Assembly. The constitution provides generally that a person shall not be qualified to hold the office of head of the respective courts unless he is qualified to practice as a legal practitioner in Nigeria and has been so qualified for at least ten years for a high court In the NJC Guidelines and Procedural Rules for the Appointment Judicial Officers of All…

Archbishop Obinna told President Jonathan and PDP in Owerri

Archbishop Obinna  speaking to President Jonathan and the PDP members at his residence – Sat. 17th Jan. 2015 On Saturday 17th Jaunary 2015, President Goodluck Jonathan paid a courtesy call to His Grace Most Rev. Anthony J.V.Obinna as part of his campaign rally in Owerri. Present at the Archbishop’s house were the Anglican bishop of Owerri, His Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr. Cyril Okorocha and the Imo State CAN president, Bishop Stanford Nwaogu. Archbishop Anthony started with an opening prayer using the prayer for Upright voting, Accurate Counting and Impartial Announcement of Election Results in Nigeria. The Archbishop also prayed: Almighty…

Imo industrial layouts in ruins, decay

-Industrialists lament waste (Culled from The Sun Newspaper, Wed., July 2, 2014) One of the visions of the late Dr. Sam Mbakwe, the first executive governor of old Imo State, which comprised the present Abia State and some parts of Ebonyi State was to ensure that the state was industrialized. To achieve this, Mbakwe had established industrial estates in Aba and Owerri.  In 1981 to be precise he had established the Imo State industrial layout situated along the Owerri-Onitsha road to ensure that old Imo State has sufficient manufacturing concerns not only to boost commerce but to equally provide employment…