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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.

Okorocha laments herdsmen killings, terrorism in Nigeria

Okorocha laments herdsmen killings, terrorism in Nigeria

Okorocha laments herdsmen killings, terrorism in Nigeria
Okorocha denies renaming popular road after Buhari

Okorocha denies renaming popular road after Buhari

The governor of Imo state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has released a statement categorically denying that he ever renamed the popular Maria Assumpta Avenue located in Owerri, the state's capital, after President Muhammadu Buhari.

Okorocha denies renaming popular road after Buhari
Uproar in Owerri over renaming of Maria Assumpta Avenue as Buhari Road

Uproar in Owerri over renaming of Maria Assumpta Avenue as Buhari Road

Owerri residents have complained and expressed dissatisfaction over Governor Rochas Okorocha renaming Assumpta Avenue after President Muhammadu Buhari..

Uproar in Owerri over renaming of Maria Assumpta Avenue as Buhari Road
2019 election: Okorocha charges APC members to remain steadfast

2019 election: Okorocha charges APC members to remain steadfast

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state on Tuesday, December 26 called on his party members in the state, to be proud of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

2019 election: Okorocha charges APC members to remain steadfast
Okorocha approves 18 days Christmas break for workers

Okorocha approves 18 days Christmas break for workers

Governor Rochas Okorocha has directed civil servants in of Imo state to vacate for the Christmas holiday on Friday, December 22, 2017 to resume January 8.

Okorocha approves 18 days Christmas break for workers
Jubilation as Governor Okorocha approves 2 months’ salary; refers workers to Ministry of Happiness

Jubilation as Governor Okorocha approves 2 months’ salary; refers workers to Ministry of Happiness

There was an air of celebration in in Imo state as Governor Rochas Okorocha approved the payment of two month’s salaries to workers ahead of Christmas.

Jubilation as Governor Okorocha approves 2 months’ salary; refers workers to Ministry of Happiness
Imo REC raises alarm over alleged cloning of voters’ cards

Imo REC raises alarm over alleged cloning of voters’ cards

The Imo state Resident Electoral Commissioner Francis Ezeonu has raised the alarm over the alleged several duplications of voters’ cards in the state.

Imo REC raises alarm over alleged cloning of voters’ cards
Security forces take over Imo as ‘Operation Show of Force’ begins; opponents of Gov Okorocha raise alarm over exercise

Security forces take over Imo as ‘Operation Show of Force’ begins; opponents of Gov Okorocha raise alarm over exercise

Security agencies including the Army, Air Force, Police and DSS commenced their 'Operation Show of Force' exercise in Imo state on Monday, December 18.

Security forces take over Imo as ‘Operation Show of Force’ begins; opponents of Gov Okorocha raise alarm over exercise
I have no opposition in Imo state - Okorocha declares

I have no opposition in Imo state - Okorocha declares

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state claimed he has no opposition while reacting to a proposed rally against him by the Imo Peoples Action for Democracy.

I have no opposition in Imo state - Okorocha declares
Why the police attacked anti-Okorocha protesters in Owerri

Why the police attacked anti-Okorocha protesters in Owerri

Police on Monday morning attacked protesters on a peaceful protest against the Rochas Okorocha government in Imo state in a protest tagged ‘Occupy Owerri'.

Why the police attacked anti-Okorocha protesters in Owerri
Christmas: Governor Okorocha assures Imo residents of hitch free celebrations

Christmas: Governor Okorocha assures Imo residents of hitch free celebrations

Governor Rochas Okorocha stated that the 2017 Christmas will be the best ever to be celebrated by Christians in the state in particular and across the nation.

Christmas: Governor Okorocha assures Imo residents of hitch free celebrations
President Buhari will win in southeast region in 2019 - Governor Okorocha

President Buhari will win in southeast region in 2019 - Governor Okorocha

Imo state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a man almighty God sent to prevent Nigeria from collapsing in 2015.

President Buhari will win in southeast region in 2019 - Governor Okorocha
Come 2019, I am contesting for nothing - Governor Okorocha

Come 2019, I am contesting for nothing - Governor Okorocha

The governor's statement is coming at a time most of his colleagues gearing up to leave their respective government houses are preparing to contest for Senate.

Come 2019, I am contesting for nothing - Governor Okorocha
There is the possibility of Igbos getting leadership after Buhari - Okorocha

There is the possibility of Igbos getting leadership after Buhari - Okorocha

Ogechi Ololo said that the people of Imo state afford irregularities or fail to fulfill its mandate on free education, urban renewal among many others.

There is the possibility of Igbos getting leadership after Buhari - Okorocha
Imo House of Assembly speaker stops all financial entitlements of PDP principal officers

Imo House of Assembly speaker stops all financial entitlements of PDP principal officers

The speaker of Imo state House of Assembly, Acho Ihim, on Wednesday, December 13, ordered that all financial entitlements of PDP principal officers be stopped.

Imo House of Assembly speaker stops all financial entitlements of PDP principal officers
The year Imo produced more statues to feed the poor and many events that took place in 2017 (Opinion)

The year Imo produced more statues to feed the poor and many events that took place in 2017 (Opinion)

This is a year when Imo state produced enough statues to feed the poor and also created enough ministries to keep Okorocha’s family members employed.

The year Imo produced more statues to feed the poor and many events that took place in 2017 (Opinion)
See how Okorocha has weaponized hunger and poverty in Imo state - Charly Boy rants (video)

See how Okorocha has weaponized hunger and poverty in Imo state - Charly Boy rants (video)

Lamenting the state of economy in Imo state, controversial entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, known as Charley Boy, blasted Governor Rochas Okorocha.

See how Okorocha has weaponized hunger and poverty in Imo state - Charly Boy rants (video)
Imo state lawmakers deny endorsing Okorocha’s son-in-law as next Imo governor

Imo state lawmakers deny endorsing Okorocha’s son-in-law as next Imo governor

The Speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly, Dr. Acho Ihim, has denied the claim that the state lawmakers have endorsed Governor Okorocha’s son-in-law.

Imo state lawmakers deny endorsing Okorocha’s son-in-law as next Imo governor
SARS operatives allegedly rob Imo state commissioner on Asaba-Benin expressway

SARS operatives allegedly rob Imo state commissioner on Asaba-Benin expressway

The commissioner for youths, sports and public safety in Imo state, Rodney Tony Ajaelu, has narrated his recent experience with operatives of the SARS.

SARS operatives allegedly rob Imo state commissioner on Asaba-Benin expressway
Only 4% of Nigerians are truly happy - Okorocha

Only 4% of Nigerians are truly happy - Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has claimed that 89 per cent of Nigerians are unhappy “in the real sense of the word happiness” while only 4% are happy.

Only 4% of Nigerians are truly happy - Okorocha
See the photo shopped coaster bus Nigerians created for Ministry of Happiness Purpose Fulfillment in Imo state (photo)

See the photo shopped coaster bus Nigerians created for Ministry of Happiness Purpose Fulfillment in Imo state (photo)

Following the appointment of Ogechi Ololo as the Minister for Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment, Nigerians have created a photo shopped image of their bus.

See the photo shopped coaster bus Nigerians created for Ministry of Happiness Purpose Fulfillment in Imo state (photo)
Massive boost for Okorocha’s son-in-law as Imo assembly endorses him for 2019

Massive boost for Okorocha’s son-in-law as Imo assembly endorses him for 2019

Governor Rochas Okorocha’s son-in-law, Uche Nwosu has been endorsed as the next governor of Imo state by the state assembly for 2019 gubernatorial election.

Massive boost for Okorocha’s son-in-law as Imo assembly endorses him for 2019
OPINION: The adventures of Rochas Okorocha: Who did the people of Imo offend? By Buchi Obichie

OPINION: The adventures of Rochas Okorocha: Who did the people of Imo offend? By Buchi Obichie

Following his latest antics, the writer wonders if the people of Imo state did something wrong in the past, to be saddled with such a leader as Rochas Okorocha.

OPINION: The adventures of Rochas Okorocha: Who did the people of Imo offend? By Buchi Obichie
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