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Jubilation in Imo as Osinabjo launches Trader Moni Program in Imo Relief Market (photos)

Jubilation in Imo as Osinabjo launches Trader Moni Program in Imo Relief Market (photos)

Jubilation in Imo as Osinabjo launches Trader Moni Program in Imo Relief Market (photos)
PDP crisis deepens as party chieftain petitions Secondus over alleged irregularities in delegates’ congress in Imo

PDP crisis deepens as party chieftain petitions Secondus over alleged irregularities in delegates’ congress in Imo

The national chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has been petitioned by a chieftain of the party in Imo, Lancelot Obiaku, over alleged irregularities that marred the delegates election in the state.

PDP crisis deepens as party chieftain petitions Secondus over alleged irregularities in delegates’ congress in Imo
Gwamna Okorocha yayi sababbin nadi bayan ya tsige Surukin sa a Gwamnati

Gwamna Okorocha yayi sababbin nadi bayan ya tsige Surukin sa a Gwamnati

Za ku ji cewa Gwamna Okorocha ya nada sabon SSG a Jihar Imo. Rochas Okorocha zai nada kwamishinoni kusan 7 kwanan nan bayan ya kori wasu 13. Kwanakin ‘Yar uwar sa Gwamnan ta zama Kwamishina lokacin da nada sababbin mukamai.

Gwamna Okorocha yayi sababbin nadi bayan ya tsige Surukin sa a Gwamnati
Customs intercepts truckload of military uniforms in Imo

Customs intercepts truckload of military uniforms in Imo

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘C’ Owerri, Imo state, said it intercepted a truck carrying bales of military wears illegally imported into the country by yet to be identified persons.

Customs intercepts truckload of military uniforms in Imo
2019: Controversially impeached Imo deputy governor dares Okorocha, makes political move

2019: Controversially impeached Imo deputy governor dares Okorocha, makes political move

The controversially removed deputy governor of Imo state, Eze Madumere, in what may be considered an action in defiance of Governor Rochas Okorocha submitted his nomination form to the All Progressives Congress.

2019: Controversially impeached Imo deputy governor dares Okorocha, makes political move
How we arrested suspected killers of Imo Catholic priest - Police

How we arrested suspected killers of Imo Catholic priest - Police

He also said that some other members of the gang -Kelechi Nnajiuba,24; Ifeanyi Chukwukere, 28; and Ekene Ohaeri, 27 - were in police custody for the kidnapping of a worker with the National Population Commission.

How we arrested suspected killers of Imo Catholic priest - Police
Gunmen kill police sergeant, steal rifle in Imo

Gunmen kill police sergeant, steal rifle in Imo

A police sergeant, identified as Christian Nnamani, was shot dead by some gunmen on Tuesday, September 11, around 9pm at Control Post Roundabout, in Owerri, Imo. The incident happened around 9pm on Tuesday, September 11

Gunmen kill police sergeant, steal rifle in Imo
Imo guber: House of Rep member joins race to challenge Okorocha's in-law in 2019

Imo guber: House of Rep member joins race to challenge Okorocha's in-law in 2019

Nwulu, 39, is the sponsor of the Not Too Young To Run bill in the green chambers that was subsequently passed by President Muhammadu Buhari, opening up the political space for young politicians in the 2019 elections and beyond.

Imo guber: House of Rep member joins race to challenge Okorocha's in-law in 2019
Just in: Okorocha sacks son in-law, other cabinet members contesting elective positions

Just in: Okorocha sacks son in-law, other cabinet members contesting elective positions

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha on Wednesday, September 12, sacked the secretary to the state government, George Eche, his chief of staff, Uche Nwosu, deputy chief of staff, Kingsley Uju, and his principal secretary.

Just in: Okorocha sacks son in-law, other cabinet members contesting elective positions
Robbers murder reverend father, flee with his car in Imo

Robbers murder reverend father, flee with his car in Imo

It was all tears and pandemonium in Nkwerre local government area of Imo state on Monday, September 10, after gunmen shot a Catholic priest, together with another young man, to death. They also left with his car.

Robbers murder reverend father, flee with his car in Imo
We are not aware of Senator Uzodinma’s defection to our party - Imo APC

We are not aware of Senator Uzodinma’s defection to our party - Imo APC

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state loyal to Governor Rochas Okorocha has announced that it does not recognise a senator representing Owerri west, Senator Hope Uzodinma, as a member of its fold.

We are not aware of Senator Uzodinma’s defection to our party - Imo APC
Imo APC factions disagree on primary method

Imo APC factions disagree on primary method

Emerging reports have it that two factions of the All Progressives Congress in Imo state have disagreed on the method of the primary election the state will employ in election of their candidates for next year’s poll.

Imo APC factions disagree on primary method
Tension in Imo as security agencies vow to crush IPOB over sit-at-home order

Tension in Imo as security agencies vow to crush IPOB over sit-at-home order

Following the September 14 sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), heads of various security agencies in Imo state on Monday, September 10, vowed to crush members of the proscribed group.

Tension in Imo as security agencies vow to crush IPOB over sit-at-home order
Don’t’ check people’s phones, laptops unless you have court order - IG warns F-SARS operatives

Don’t’ check people’s phones, laptops unless you have court order - IG warns F-SARS operatives

The inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, has told the operatives of the reformed Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad to desist from checking citizens’ bank accounts details, phones, etc without proper authorisation.

Don’t’ check people’s phones, laptops unless you have court order - IG warns F-SARS operatives
SARS overhaul: Police developing software to monitor suspects - IGP

SARS overhaul: Police developing software to monitor suspects - IGP

Following the executive order given by the Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo to overhaul SARS, Inspector General of Police (IGP) has said the force is presently building a computer software that will be monitoring suspects under.

SARS overhaul: Police developing software to monitor suspects - IGP
2019: Imo APC reportedly adopts indirect primaries

2019: Imo APC reportedly adopts indirect primaries

Emerging reports claimed that the Imo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday, September 6, adopted indirect primaries for all elective positions in the party ahead of 2019 general elections.

2019: Imo APC reportedly adopts indirect primaries
Ararume, Izunaso defect from APC to APGA ahead of 2019 general elections

Ararume, Izunaso defect from APC to APGA ahead of 2019 general elections

Senators Ifeanyi Ararume and Osita Izunaso of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, September 5, joined the train of defectors in the country by dumping the party for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

Ararume, Izunaso defect from APC to APGA ahead of 2019 general elections
Police swoop in, arrest Imo undergraduate who impersonated US soldier, duped Danish woman of €15,000

Police swoop in, arrest Imo undergraduate who impersonated US soldier, duped Danish woman of €15,000

A 22-year-old undergraduate of a university in Imo state and three others have been arrested by operatives of the state police command, for impersonating a US Army sergeant and defrauding a Danish woman of €15,000.

Police swoop in, arrest Imo undergraduate who impersonated US soldier, duped Danish woman of €15,000
After 3 weeks of abduction, police return children sold for N200k to parents

After 3 weeks of abduction, police return children sold for N200k to parents

The amount she sold the children will tell you that some people have sold their souls to the devil. We must keep uncovering them. I assure you that this woman will not go unpunished. We will charge her to court immediately.

After 3 weeks of abduction, police return children sold for N200k to parents
2019: Why I chose my son-in-law as my successor - Okorocha finally opens up

2019: Why I chose my son-in-law as my successor - Okorocha finally opens up

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo says he picked his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, to succeed him, in order to consolidate on his achievements. The governor made the comment in a statement released by his chief press secretary.

2019: Why I chose my son-in-law as my successor - Okorocha finally opens up
Why court must uphold Madumere's impeachment - Okorocha

Why court must uphold Madumere's impeachment - Okorocha

He said the constitution of a seven-man panel to investigate the allegations levelled against Madumere by the state House of Assembly was not constituted within the seven days’ time frame due to an order of a high court in Abuja.

Why court must uphold Madumere's impeachment - Okorocha
Karya ta kare: Yansandan Najeriya sun yi ram da wani gungun yan fashi su 6 da binidigunsu

Karya ta kare: Yansandan Najeriya sun yi ram da wani gungun yan fashi su 6 da binidigunsu

Kwamishinan yace sun samu nasarar kama yan fashin ne da safiyar Lahadi, 2 ga watan Satumba, inda ya bayyana sunayensu kamar haka; Onyebuchi Uruaku mai shekaru 62, Michael Chigozie 20, Ifeanyi Uchenna 21, Ugochukwu Ejiniogu 28, da

Karya ta kare: Yansandan Najeriya sun yi ram da wani gungun yan fashi su 6 da binidigunsu
Police arrest 6 suspected robbers terrorising Imo state (photo)

Police arrest 6 suspected robbers terrorising Imo state (photo)

Six suspected members of a deadly armed robbery gang terrorising Imo state have been arrested by operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS). The suspects were arrested with guns and a bag of weed.

Police arrest 6 suspected robbers terrorising Imo state (photo)
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Imo State is located in Nigeria, lying south of it and one of 36 states that Nigeria has. Its capital is Owerri and known for being the largest city of Imo State. This state existed from the year 1976 together with other states that were established through the leadership of Murtala Muhammad, the former military ruler of the country of Nigeria. The state’s name came from Imo River and this state has also its main cities such as Owerri, Okigwe and Orlu having the river of Orashi as its main source in the state. Most of the people who are living in Imo State are Christians and Igbo is considered as their local language.

Population and Education

This state has a population of over 4.8 million people with the population density that varies starting from 230-1,400 per square kilometer. Federal and state Government is responsible for running the higher education in Imo State but there are only several institutions that offer this kind of education. There are only two universities in the state – Federal University of Technology Owerri and Imo State University.

Climate specifications

In terms of its climate, they experienced rainy seasons from April until the month October that has an average rainfall of 60 to 80 inches or 1,500 mm to 2,200 mm. The noted annual temperature is 20 degrees Celsius or 68.0 degrees Fahrenheit. During the rainy season the humidity level is 90% and 75% annually. Dry season is experienced late of December until the late of February. January and March is considered to be the hottest month for Imo State.

Imo State is composed of administrative structures such as local, autonomous level and the state having the three arms: Judiciary, Legislative and Executive. The Judiciary is composed of customary court of appeal where Chief Judge is the head and court of justice. Speaker of the State House of Assembly heads the Legislative and the remaining part of the house is composed of legislators that are elected and body of the state that is responsible for lawmaking. Governor is the one who heads Executive arm through the assistance of deputy governor, executive advisers as well as the commissioners.

Imo State is also rich in terms of natural resources such as zinc, natural gas, lead and most of all the crude oil. They have flora like obeche, mahogany, rubber tree, bamboo, iroko and has the dominance of palm oil. Though this state has a high population, the soil became degraded resulting to the loss of vegetation. Deforestation became rampant that caused soil to become eroded which resulted to the destruction of roads and houses during the rainy season.

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