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August 16, 2018

Confusion in Imo Assembly …As Speaker removes Majority leader

lugard osuji

  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…

Owerri Communities Celebrate Solar Street Lights, Mini Grid

Owerri Communities Celebrate Solar Street Lights and Mini Grid

  Two separate communities in Owerri Federal Constituency went agog March 30, as they unveiled various projects located in their respective areas installed by the Energy Commission of Nigeria. The Ebikoro community in Owerri North Local Government Area, amid fanfare energized solar powered street lights while the Umuihuigba- Umuodu community in the Owerri municipal celebrated the installation of 3kw solar mini Grid designed to improve energy access to its community centre. Speaking at the Ebikoro community, its President General, Chief Umunna Obibi thanked the Energy Commission of Nigeria for siting the solar street lights in the community. He expressed happiness…

Shun touting, acquire skills, Oweaya advises Owerri youths

Hon Francis Onyewuchi flanked by Chief Christian Oweaya Anukam

  … Inaugurates Umuororonjo Youth Exco Chief Sir Christian Oweaya Anukam has advised youths in Owerri zone to refrain from touting and collecting tolls from motorists and shop owners. They should rather acquire skills and engage themselves in meaningful activities that will help change their lives for good. Addressing the youths prior to the inauguration of the Umuororonjo Youth Executive on Sunday February 18 2018, the community leader enjoined them to seek alternative means of generating income for the youth organization. The event was attended by top politicians including Hon. Ezenwa Onyewuchi of the Federal House of Representatives, Ugwumba Uche…

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…