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Showing posts with label IMO. Show all posts
Showing posts with label IMO. Show all posts

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Owerri flooded as first rain of 2018 shows up

 Owerri, Imo state capital has been flooded after first rainfall of the year today, January 11th. The state has continued to be yearly plagued by flood even with the widely publicised urban renewal project of the Governor Rochas Okorocha's  "Rescue Mission".
Owerri people are bracing themselves for another rainy season where they will have to battle it out with flood waters as substantial and efficient drainage system continue to be elusive in the state capital.
More photos below

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Battle: Unknown residents of Imo Have Changed Buhari Road back to Assumpta Road

The Assumpta road in Owerri I'm state was recently renamed by the Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha, to Buhari Road  in honor of the President of Nigeria. The renaming did  not go well with all people in the state and many called the governor out for naming a street after a president under whose leadership they say  much suffering have befallen Nigerians.

I have 15,000 Children, 7,000 of them are Muslims - Governor Rochas Okorocha |GovernorRochas

 Imo State's Governor Rochas Okorocha, has come clear the accusations of being a son of the late Gbong Gwom of Bot, Jos, Plateau state.

Okorochas is disdainfully addressed as Okoroawusa (Okoro-Hausa) by those who have reason to speak bad of him.

Monday, 25 December 2017

Rapper Jaywise missed most talked about wedding in Owerri for this?

 Prolific Eastern Nigeria rapper Jaywise was spotted in a house party with young boys said to be his secondary school reunion party at Owerri. He however was not present at the wedding ceremony of popular comedian and Mc Ochi Nawata who tied the knot on December 24 in Owerri. Virtually every entertainer in Imo state who has roots in Imo State University was at the wedding of Ochinawata who is also close friend of Jaywise.
 Does it mean Jaywise missed the most anticipated wedding as he was not seen at the wedding of the respected comedian in Imo state and also his very close friend?
 Details soon..

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Photos: This is Owerri city without keke (tricycle)

The total ban of tricycle operation in Owerri city, the capital of Imo state has left the city looking like this. See the photo of when there were kekes also below

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Ace Comedian Ochina nwata Releases Pre-wedding photos, Announce Wedding Date as he marks Birthday

Ace Comedian Ochina nwata has released his long awaited birthday/pre-wedding photos as he celebrates his birthday today, December 9, 2017. The Obowo, Imo-state-born comedian and Mc who is recognized nationwide and respected by many fans and fellow entertainers, many of which he brought to limelight, made his 2017 birthday a double celebration as he took to social media to surprise the world by pouring out photos of himself and his wifey to be!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

IMSU Graduate who was serving in NYSC killed by robbers over iPhone

Information reaching GistGate.com has it that late Martins Ekene was yesterday, 16th October, 2017 gunned down by robbers at Amawire, Orji road in Owerri Imo State when they attempted to rob him of his iPhone device but he resisted them.
Martins graduated from History and International Studies department in Imo State University and was still serving his fatherland before the sad incident. May his soul rest well.

This is not the first time hoodlums are killing young students or graduates of the school during robbery operations. The public is thereby advised to comply with armed persons when they demand for your valuables. Don't argue with a gun. Life is precious than gold.

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He made a live portrait of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa in 1 hour 26 mins

President of  South Africa stormed Imo state capital, Owerri, last week and spurred a week long chain of events organised by his host and Imo State Governor, Anayo Rochas Okorocha.
Among the many festivities that marked the visit were Jacob getting a road named after him, having Jacob Zuma's statue erected proudly at IICC (very controversial) and many more. 
A youth also caught the attention of the visiting President. This youth, Mr GTC Samuel who is the Speaker of  an organization called Youths Assembly of Nigeria, and who is also an artist by profession made a live portrait of Zuma and dressed him in Igbo attire.
GTC Samuel reported his work on Facebook.
The photos got out attention. See more below...

Sunday, 1 October 2017

List of places where tricycles (Keke) are to be allowed following ban in Imo State

The Imo State government has announced plans to ban the use of commercial tricycles otherwise known as keke in most parts of the state capital Owerri metropolis. The Imo State keke ban which as earlier scheduled to take effect on October 1st has been  postponed till 1st December this year by the order of the governor, H.E Owelle Okorocha. Information reaching GistGate.com has it that the following areas will not be affected by the ban:

Friday, 22 September 2017

11 year Old Somtochukwu Who Was Killed at Douglas Market Demolition Has Been Buried

11 YEARS OLD SOMTOCHUKWU WAS THIS WEEK LAID TO REST IN ANAMBRA STATE Little Somtochukwu, the boy who lost his life at EkeUkwu Owerri Market demolition weeks ago, was buried in his family compound in Anambra State on September 21 amidst tears. May your soul rest in peace.. 
The casket

Imo residents pose in flood waters following hours of rainfall

Imo flood
Properties worth millions were damaged by flood waters that affected parts of Imo state following a rainfall that lasted over 12 hours.
Pictures show cars and houses filled with water as residents of affected areas waded around in desperation. Some residents dared the waters and posed for photo while half-swallowed by the water that grew up to five feet in some affected areas.
Areas like the popular World Bank and Housing Estate were affected.
Flood has remained a yearly problem in the state and other Nigerian states. All the demolition works and drainages said to be constructed by Imo State government that is led by Governor Rochas Okorocha (who turned 55 and celebrated his birthday same day of the flood, September 21) seem not to have averted the flood this year too. #PrayForImo
See more photos below.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Rochas Foundation Aims at Liberating Africa Through Education; Empowers Over 13,000 African Kids #Project55555

Project55555 is gaining traction as a trend on social media and blogs. What is Project 55555. Read on...

 For over 13,000 children beneficiaries of Rochas Foundation College - 24th of February, 1998 will forever be a date they will not forget all their life; a day that gave birth to the Rochas Foundation.
Rochas Foundation; is a non governmental organization that caters for the poorest of the poor in our society.
Formed in 1998, three years after its formation, Rochas foundation college came into existence which was given birth to see for the educational needs of the children of the members of our society who could not afford it to have access to education with no payment attached.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Invitation: Prof. B.T.O Ikegwuoha Launches Books to Address Leadership Issues in Nigeria and IboLand


Professor B. T. O Ikegwuoha has the Pleasure and Honour to Invite:

All the Staff (Academic & Non-Teaching Staff) and Students of Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri & Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State, Religious leaders, Business Owners, Operators of Media Outfits, Politicians, Journalists, Markters, Media Consultants etc

TO THE LAUCHING OF HIS BOOKS:
(1) “Leadership: Theory and Practice – Critical Issues of Political & Economic Development”

(2) “Igbo People of Southeastern Nigeria: Issues, Questions and Dilemma of Leadership” (co-authored)

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Rochas' Son Aham Okorocha Not Dead - Government

Aham Okorcha pictured with former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo
Imo State Government yesterday released a statement debunking the rumor making the rounds that Aham Okorocha, the son of the Imo State Governor, Anayo Rochas Okorocha has died after elders of the state gathered to lay curses on the governor following his demolition of the EkeUkwu ancestral Market in Owerri.
Press statement released yesterday from the government house described the rumor as a handiwork of mischief makers:

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Imo State University ,IMSU, Post UTME 2017 Registration


IMSU 2017/2018 Post UTME Application.

Candidates who chose Imo State University Owerri as First Choice
University in the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) are hereby
invited to apply for an aptitude test, provided such candidates scored a minimum of 180 in
their UTME. Those who did not choose IMSU as First Choice University but scored a
minimum of 180 in their UTME can also apply.
Application commences on Tuesday , September 5th, 2017....

IMSU Graduates 2015

IMSU Vice Chancellor's son to be buried today

 Today, September 2, 2017, the remains of Mr Nnamdi Nnanna Obasi,  the late son of Imo State University's​ VC Prof. Victoria Obasi, will be laid to rest at his home town in Isu, Imo State.
He was born in 1985 and died 13th August 2017 from what was reported as surgery complications which developed after he was operated on for the treatment of Appendicitis. He was a husband, father, son and brother.
May his soul rest in peace.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Faith of Darlington Foundation Organizes Extra mural Classes for Secondary School Students

In continuation of its extraordinary service to the community, the Faith of Darlington Foundation has once again put an indelible mark in the walls of the people of Ikeduru LGA, Imo State . 
Penultimate weekend, the founder of the Foundation Chief Darlington Chimezie went in the company of his friends and colleagues to officially cut the tapes of the already ongoing summer classes. 
While speaking to the students at low key ceremony, Chief Darlington encouraged the students to take their studies seriously because a good education is the key to a successful individual. 
He told them to indulge in more educative activities as well as join clubs that would further enhance their already acquired knowledge. 
The real estate mogul in addition cautioned the students against indulging in nefarious activities and joining secret cults.
When asked why he decided to set up the extra mural classes, the Ndiokwu-Umiyi born business man noted that it was for the good of his people adding that although his parents could cater for his education, as a young boy,  he knew there were his contemporaries who weren't faring any better as their parents could hardly even pay for uniforms. 
Continuing, he stated that it was such experience that spurred him to set up his Foundation which has been involved in a lot of scholarship programmes. 
Guests at the event praised the effort of Chief Chimezie in organizing such an impactful programme for the young school kids of examination class. 

Obum, a Jss3 student hailed the founder of the Faith of Darlington Foundation for considering the plight of young scholars  like himself whose parents cannot afford to put them in extra mural classes. 
The young student further stated that it was his prayers that good people like Chief Darlington Chimezie occupy the corridors of power because their goodwill and benevolence will mean a lot to the poor. 








Present at the opening ceremony were ; Mr.  Henry Igbokwe an APC chieftain in Ikeduru, Hon. Sir Anyaehie Okameme the incoming T. C chairman of Ikeduru LGA, Arc.  Akonye Anselm a member of the incoming Transition Committee of the LGA, Prince Dabirinze, Chief Magnus Melariri the Coordinator of Ugwumba  Movement , Ikeduru LGA and many more friends and well wishers.
The summer class will specifically cater for the examination class students (SSCE, NECO, GCE & JAMB) starting from 7th August  to the 8th September,2017 by 9am to 3pm each day. 
The venue for the classes are:
Ikeduru West (Akabo, Amatta, IHO, Uzoagba, Ngugo/ikembra,Atta 1 & ATTA 2 Wards,); Akabo High School 
Ikeduru East (Amaimo, Inyishi /Umudim , Amakohia , Okwu , Ugirike, Eziama, Avuvu wards) ; AMAIMO Community Secondary  School. 
 Please ensure your child, ward or student is a part of this lofty programme. Sponsored by Faith Darlington Foundation (FDF). 



Can you sing or rap? Go and Participate in the King of the Mic Talent Hunt in Owerri Today

Happening today in Owerri Imo State, Imo  Lord of The Mic Músical Talent Hunt 2017.
If you know how to sing or rap then don't miss the event happening in IICC Owerri Hall 2 today 30th August 2017. Time is 6pm.
First prize: 150,000 Naira plus a free music recording.
2nd Prize: 100k plus music recording
3rd Prize: 50k plus recording.
For participation, call 09033315591, 08091676302, 08164978036.
Event is brought to you by Habid in collaboration with the Office of the SSA to Imo State Government.



Saturday, 26 August 2017

Boy shot dead as Government and people of Imo state struggle for EkeUkwu market Owerri

 A boy has reportedly been shot and killed while others sustained injuries in a clash between the security men of Imo State Government that is demolishing the EkeUkwu (a.k.a EkeOnuwa) market located along Douglas road in Owerri municipal.
Security men accompanying the bulldozers at work were said to have opened fire on people who were protesting the demolition that have been widely condemned by most common people of Owerri.
The protesters were said to be stoning the armed policemen when the police opened fire that led to the killing of the boy.

Friday, 25 August 2017

We've never had electricity: Imo State community cries out over total Government neglect

The people of Alatia community, a rural community in Ngor Okpala LGA in Imo state are crying out over total neglect by the government.
Guest Article:
ALATIA: "CAPTIVES” AWAITING THEIR COLUMBUS

The biblical Jews in exile, held captive by the Babylonians, sat and wept by the Rivers of Babylon because of the apparent torment brought on them by their captors. Unlike the biblical Jews, but worse, the people of Alatia Autonomous Community in Ngor Okpala LGA are in captive in their own land, held captive by the modern day Babylon – bad leadership; or how else can we describe a community lacking electricity, water supply, roads, health care, security and other things that should be accessible to a “free born”; even prisoners have access to some of these amenities. 

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