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Compromise reached as Okorocha is set to drop son-in-law to regain Imo party structure

Okorocha to regain Imo party structure, allegedly drops son-in-law as governorship candidate

Compromise reached as Okorocha is set to drop son-in-law to regain Imo party structure
Okorocha slams ex-Imo governor Ohakim for eyeing return to power in 2019

Okorocha slams ex-Imo governor Ohakim for eyeing return to power in 2019

Governor Okorocha took a swipe on Ohakim claiming that of all those who have governed the state since its creation in 1976, both military and civilian, his administration appears to be the most hated, and the most devalued.

Okorocha slams ex-Imo governor Ohakim for eyeing return to power in 2019
Oyegun acted illegally, we will not recognize chairman sworn in by him - Imo APC

Oyegun acted illegally, we will not recognize chairman sworn in by him - Imo APC

Acting chairman of the Imo state chapter of the APC Chris Oguoma said he will not recognize the swearing-in of Chief Hillary Eke as the new state chairman of the party by the national chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun.

Oyegun acted illegally, we will not recognize chairman sworn in by him - Imo APC
We decided to rob to raise exam fees, please don't kill us - Teenagers beg police

We decided to rob to raise exam fees, please don't kill us - Teenagers beg police

Two teenagers have been paraded on Tuesday, June 12 by the Imo state police command for attempted robbery. The commissioner of police in the state, Dasuki Galandanchi paraded the teenagers, Emmanuel Ewudo, Chinwe Nwanne.

We decided to rob to raise exam fees, please don't kill us - Teenagers beg police
Tension as rift between Okorocha and his deputy deepens

Tension as rift between Okorocha and his deputy deepens

The rift between Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha and his deputy governor, Prince Eze Madumere, continues to grow deeper, following an allegation making the rounds that Madumere abandoned his office for 90 days

Tension as rift between Okorocha and his deputy deepens
FLASHBACK: Interview with Ras Kimono

FLASHBACK: Interview with Ras Kimono

Famous Nigerian reggae artist, Ras Kimono, reportedly passed away in the early hours of Sunday, June 10, in Lagos. NAIJ.com presents an exclusive interview granted by the great and iconic Rastafarian about two years ago.

FLASHBACK: Interview with Ras Kimono
Congresses: APC issues warning to Governor Okorocha over allegations

Congresses: APC issues warning to Governor Okorocha over allegations

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress has issued a warning to Gov Rochas Okorocha of Imo state to desist from making unsubstantiated allegations regarding the way the party conducted congresses in the state.

Congresses: APC issues warning to Governor Okorocha over allegations
See photos of man who allegedly killed his cousin over missing laptop in Imo state (photos)

See photos of man who allegedly killed his cousin over missing laptop in Imo state (photos)

A young man identified as Ifeanyi Ibeawuchu Charles is on the run after he reportedly killed his 22-year-old cousin, Ifeanyi Ogu, over a missing laptop in Umudagu Mbieri, Imo state. His family house has been burnt by angry youths.

See photos of man who allegedly killed his cousin over missing laptop in Imo state (photos)
Viral video of woman accused of being a satanic agent by a pastor in Imo state

Viral video of woman accused of being a satanic agent by a pastor in Imo state

A woman was accused of being a satanic agent from the Marine Kingdom by one Felix Tochukwu, a pastor of St. Peter's Church, Amaruru, Imo state. He claimed she was reciting incantation in the church and was sent to cause confusion.

Viral video of woman accused of being a satanic agent by a pastor in Imo state
Dubi Hoton Rushewar wani Katafaren Aiki da Gwamna Rochas ya 'Kaddamar a Jihar Imo

Dubi Hoton Rushewar wani Katafaren Aiki da Gwamna Rochas ya 'Kaddamar a Jihar Imo

NAIJ.com ta fahimci cewa wannan lamari ya janyo cecekuce da sukar gwamnatin jihar musamman iyaye da suka ziyarci wannan wuri tare da 'ya'yayen su a ranar 27 ga watan Mayu yayin tunawa da murnar ranar yara ta shekarar 2018.

Dubi Hoton Rushewar wani Katafaren Aiki da Gwamna Rochas ya 'Kaddamar a Jihar Imo
Okorocha, APC have made a caricature of democracy - APGA lashes out

Okorocha, APC have made a caricature of democracy - APGA lashes out

Governor Rochas Okocha and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been accused by the Imo state leadership of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) of making a caricature of democracy through their actions and inactions.

Okorocha, APC have made a caricature of democracy - APGA lashes out
Tension as bridge built by Okorocha collapses in Owerri

Tension as bridge built by Okorocha collapses in Owerri

The bridge at the Children’s Amusement Park located at the Ikemba Ojukwu Centre in Owerri, Imo, built by Governor Rochas Okorocha’s administration has collapsed. It was said that nobody was killed or injured in the incident.

Tension as bridge built by Okorocha collapses in Owerri
Why I resigned as APC convention committee secretary - Uwajumogu fires Okorocha, says governor is a shame to south-east

Why I resigned as APC convention committee secretary - Uwajumogu fires Okorocha, says governor is a shame to south-east

Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, who recently resigned as the secretary of the national convention planning committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has given details into the current travails of Governor Rochas Okorocha.

Why I resigned as APC convention committee secretary - Uwajumogu fires Okorocha, says governor is a shame to south-east
Okorocha can not impose his son-in-law as Imo state governor - APC chieftain

Okorocha can not impose his son-in-law as Imo state governor - APC chieftain

Senator Ben Uwajumogu, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, on Television Continental Programme, Platform, said the state Governor Rochas Okorocha can't impose his son-in-law as the next governor of Imo state.

Okorocha can not impose his son-in-law as Imo state governor - APC chieftain
We have taken leadership out of Governor Okorocha’s hands because he is playing God - APC chieftain declares

We have taken leadership out of Governor Okorocha’s hands because he is playing God - APC chieftain declares

Osita Okechukwu, the director-general of the Voice of Nigeria and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress has advised Governor Okorocha to leave the party if he so desires. Okechukwu made the statement on Monday, June 4.

We have taken leadership out of Governor Okorocha’s hands because he is playing God - APC chieftain declares
2019: I am still in Imo guber race, nobody can stop me - Nwosu

2019: I am still in Imo guber race, nobody can stop me - Nwosu

The Chief of Staff to the Imo state governor, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, has described as unfounded and baseless, reports that he has suspended his governorship ambition over the opposition mounted by the ‘Coalition Group’.

2019: I am still in Imo guber race, nobody can stop me - Nwosu
Governor Rochas Okorocha anoints worshipers during service, talks about his plans to develop Imo state (photos)

Governor Rochas Okorocha anoints worshipers during service, talks about his plans to develop Imo state (photos)

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has been spotted anointing members of a church during service on Sunday, June 4. The Imo state governor also talked about his plans to develop the roads in the state. Read on NAIJ.

Governor Rochas Okorocha anoints worshipers during service, talks about his plans to develop Imo state (photos)
Why I resigned as APC convention secretary - Senator Uwajumogu

Why I resigned as APC convention secretary - Senator Uwajumogu

The secretary of the national convention planning committee of the APC, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, who resigned his membership of the committee on Friday has disclosed that he took the decision to attend to family matters.

Why I resigned as APC convention secretary - Senator Uwajumogu
It is time for APGA to wind up and join APC - Governor Okorocha gives reasons

It is time for APGA to wind up and join APC - Governor Okorocha gives reasons

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has asked the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to immediately start winding up and fuse into the All Progressives Congress (APC). He said through a statement by his spokesperson.

It is time for APGA to wind up and join APC - Governor Okorocha gives reasons
Breaking: APC convention committee secretary Benjamin Uwajumogu leaves office

Breaking: APC convention committee secretary Benjamin Uwajumogu leaves office

Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention committee the secretary has resigned. According to reports, Uwajumogu resigned for personal reasons which he is yet to make known.

Breaking: APC convention committee secretary Benjamin Uwajumogu leaves office
See how many people were reported dead, injured in Imo auto crash

See how many people were reported dead, injured in Imo auto crash

A road accident that occured in Oru east local government area in Imo on Thursday, May 31, claiming the lives of six persons and leaving eleven injured has been blamed by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on bad driving.

See how many people were reported dead, injured in Imo auto crash
APC crisis deepens as Okorocha kicks against endorsement of southeast zonal leader

APC crisis deepens as Okorocha kicks against endorsement of southeast zonal leader

Governor Rochas Okorocha said that the chairman of the APC national convention had been urged to allow a level playing ground for the contest of the position of National Organising Secretary which has been zoned to Imo state.

APC crisis deepens as Okorocha kicks against endorsement of southeast zonal leader
House of Representatives member joins Imo guber race, calls for total change

House of Representatives member joins Imo guber race, calls for total change

Tony Nwulu said the state had over the years been managed by “caterpillars and cankerworms” that had defrauded the people and further relegated the youths to the background, “when we have enterprising young people.”

House of Representatives member joins Imo guber race, calls for total change
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Imo State - All Relevant Information & News | NAIJ.COM

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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