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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.

See the car constructed by a man in Imo state, runs on fuel (photos)

See the car constructed by a man in Imo state, runs on fuel (photos)

See the car constructed by a man in Imo state, runs on fuel (photos)
Young lady blasts Imo state governor for giving dud cheques to pensioners, says he has no conscience (photo)

Young lady blasts Imo state governor for giving dud cheques to pensioners, says he has no conscience (photo)

A young lady identified as Chinwe Oge Udeariry has taken to her Facebook profile to reveal how her state governor is giving out dud cheques to pensioners.

Young lady blasts Imo state governor for giving dud cheques to pensioners, says he has no conscience (photo)
I have scored 15 over 10; no other governor whether dead or alive has performed better than me - Okorocha boasts

I have scored 15 over 10; no other governor whether dead or alive has performed better than me - Okorocha boasts

The governor of Imo state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has boasted about his performance as Chief Executive of the South-East state, and rated himself very highly.

I have scored 15 over 10; no other governor whether dead or alive has performed better than me - Okorocha boasts
Sad! Husband and wife who are both pastors buried on the same day (photos)

Sad! Husband and wife who are both pastors buried on the same day (photos)

NAIJ.com gathered that husband and wife who happen to be pastors who died on their way back from a crusade, have been buried in their village in Imo state.

Sad! Husband and wife who are both pastors buried on the same day (photos)
Opinion: What exactly has Jacob Zuma done for Imo state to deserve such royal treatment? by Buchi Obichie

Opinion: What exactly has Jacob Zuma done for Imo state to deserve such royal treatment? by Buchi Obichie

The writer, Buchi Obichie, chides the Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, for recently erecting a statue of South African President, Jacob Zuma, in his state.

Opinion: What exactly has Jacob Zuma done for Imo state to deserve such royal treatment? by Buchi Obichie
Man carrying an Ak-47 spotted in broad daylight in Imo state

Man carrying an Ak-47 spotted in broad daylight in Imo state

NAIJ.com came across some photos of a yet-to-be identified young man carrying a gun in broadlight somewhere on the streets of Owerri, Imo state, recently.

Man carrying an Ak-47 spotted in broad daylight in Imo state
After coming under fire, Governor Okorocha explains why he erected statue in honour of Jacob Zuma

After coming under fire, Governor Okorocha explains why he erected statue in honour of Jacob Zuma

Governor Rochas Okorocha has maintained that he erected a huge statue in honour of South African president, Jacob Zuma, to attract investment to Imo state.

After coming under fire, Governor Okorocha explains why he erected statue in honour of Jacob Zuma
Jacob Zuma speaks on his giant statue built by Rochas Okorocha

Jacob Zuma speaks on his giant statue built by Rochas Okorocha

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa declared that the giant statue to honour him by the Imo state government made him short of words after receiving the title.

Jacob Zuma speaks on his giant statue built by Rochas Okorocha
Violence erupts in Imo state as tricycle riders protest against commercial cars bought by Rochas Okorocha (video)

Violence erupts in Imo state as tricycle riders protest against commercial cars bought by Rochas Okorocha (video)

Tricycle riders in Imo state protest violently after the state governor, Rochas Okorocha, banned tricycles in the state and replaced with government owned cars.

Violence erupts in Imo state as tricycle riders protest against commercial cars bought by Rochas Okorocha (video)
Femi Fani-Kayode blasts Governor Okorocha for erecting statue in honour of President Zuma

Femi Fani-Kayode blasts Governor Okorocha for erecting statue in honour of President Zuma

Femi Fani-Kayode, the former aviation minister, blasted Rochas Okorocha, the Imo state governor, for erecting a statue of South Africa president, in Owerri.

Femi Fani-Kayode blasts Governor Okorocha for erecting statue in honour of President Zuma
Governor Okorocha erects statue in honour of President Zuma allegedly worth N520 million (photos)

Governor Okorocha erects statue in honour of President Zuma allegedly worth N520 million (photos)

Governor Rochas Okorocha has come under severe criticism for erecting a statue in honour of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa in Owerri, Imo state capital.

Governor Okorocha erects statue in honour of President Zuma allegedly worth N520 million (photos)
Arrested teenage burglar claims he robbed to raise money for his junior WAEC

Arrested teenage burglar claims he robbed to raise money for his junior WAEC

The arrested teenager who belongs to a gang that specialises in burgling houses that its occupants are not around has been on the wanted list of the police.

Arrested teenage burglar claims he robbed to raise money for his junior WAEC
Operation Python Dance: Army scores big win in s/east as troops arrest cultists, drug peddlers, recover sophisticated weapons

Operation Python Dance: Army scores big win in s/east as troops arrest cultists, drug peddlers, recover sophisticated weapons

8 suspected cultists, vandals and a drug peddler have been apprehended by troops of the Nigerian army taking part in the Operation Python Dance exercise.

Operation Python Dance: Army scores big win in s/east as troops arrest cultists, drug peddlers, recover sophisticated weapons
We should not allow religious differences to destroy our unity - Imo speaker tells Nigerians

We should not allow religious differences to destroy our unity - Imo speaker tells Nigerians

Acho Ihim, the speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly, said cultural differences in Nigeria would not pose any challenge to the unity of the country.

We should not allow religious differences to destroy our unity - Imo speaker tells Nigerians
Okorocha has never stopped to surprise me - Obasanjo praises Imo state governor

Okorocha has never stopped to surprise me - Obasanjo praises Imo state governor

Former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has praised the governor of Imo state, Rochas Owelle Okorocha, for his dedication to providing free education.

Okorocha has never stopped to surprise me - Obasanjo praises Imo state governor
When I die, I want beneficiaries of my free education to keep the candle burning - Okorocha speaks at 55th birthday celebration

When I die, I want beneficiaries of my free education to keep the candle burning - Okorocha speaks at 55th birthday celebration

Governor Rochas Okorocha, who clocked 55th on September 22, spoke on his passion for education and his plan to make free education available for all children.

When I die, I want beneficiaries of my free education to keep the candle burning - Okorocha speaks at 55th birthday celebration
How former President Jonathan offered me huge sum of money, second term ticket to dump the APC - Okorocha alleges

How former President Jonathan offered me huge sum of money, second term ticket to dump the APC - Okorocha alleges

Rochas Okorocha said despite these mouth-watering offers, he decided to remain in the APC. He did not mention the actual amount he was offered by Jonathan.

How former President Jonathan offered me huge sum of money, second term ticket to dump the APC - Okorocha alleges
See how Governor Rochas Okorocha celebrated his 55th birthday in church (photos)

See how Governor Rochas Okorocha celebrated his 55th birthday in church (photos)

It reported that on Friday, September 22, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, celebrated his 55th birthday. He had his thanksgiving service in church.

See how Governor Rochas Okorocha celebrated his 55th birthday in church (photos)
Like Benue, flood takes over parts of Imo state (video)

Like Benue, flood takes over parts of Imo state (video)

Imo state joined other Nigerian states suffering from flooding as homes and other properties at the Federal Housing Estate, Owerri were submerged in flood.

Like Benue, flood takes over parts of Imo state (video)
We are not going to be intimidated even after the civil war - Pro-Biafra agitators

We are not going to be intimidated even after the civil war - Pro-Biafra agitators

Ifeanyichukwu Benwood, a community youth leader in Imo staten has that said Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is not alone.

We are not going to be intimidated even after the civil war - Pro-Biafra agitators
See how 10-year-old Somtochukwu killed during Imo market demolition was buried (photos)

See how 10-year-old Somtochukwu killed during Imo market demolition was buried (photos)

Somtochukwu Ibeanusi who was killed by a stray bullet during the demolition of the Eke Ukwu market in Owerri, the capital of Imo state has been buried.

See how 10-year-old Somtochukwu killed during Imo market demolition was buried (photos)
Politicians from southeast are only interested in pocketing the resources - Northern governors

Politicians from southeast are only interested in pocketing the resources - Northern governors

Northern governors have declared that the current challenges in the Southeast were not as a result of marginalisation as erroneously believed among Nigerians.

Politicians from southeast are only interested in pocketing the resources - Northern governors
Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB have brought shame, distrust to us all - Governor Okorocha reveals how

Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB have brought shame, distrust to us all - Governor Okorocha reveals how

Governor Okorocha of Imo state has described Igbo people as those that play the worst politics in Nigeria just as he again condemned the activities of IPOB.

Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB have brought shame, distrust to us all - Governor Okorocha reveals how
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