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How Okorocha ‘garnisheed’ Imo for his last supper Steve Osuji That the eight-year reign of Governor Rochas Okorocha left Imo State a wasteland is common knowledge to most Imo people. Our people are not stupid. Indeed, they are witnesses to the vandalism callously meted against their state. They are also aware of the vicious vendetta Okorocha unleashed on our mother land in the two months after he lost the ‘guber’ election. Since he never planned for an exit, the loss at the polls sent him into what one wants to describe as a paroxysm of plunderation. It’s something that is also called scorch earth policy in war: which means that you don’t just conquer an enemy, you raze him to dust. Okorocha did not only conquer Imo, he tried to obliterate her. Imo people are of course witnesses to the frenzied last minute pillage of the state’s physical assets meanwhile more debilitating and unseen  havoc were unleashed on the state by the exiting band. Here are some of them. One, about 150

Fire guts Enugu market, destroys goods worth millions of naira

An early morning fire at Amaigbo Market in Obiagu, a sprawling suburb in Enugu, on Friday, destroyed goods worth millions of naira. The Chairman of the market, Mr Emeka Nnajiofor, told Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who visited the scene, that the fire broke out at about 2am. Nnajiofor said that at least 68 petty traders were affected by the incident, adding that the cause of the fire had yet to be ascertained. He said that most of the stalls in the market were completely razed down by the fire. Mrs. Nkechi Eneh, the Executive Secretary, Enugu State Emergency Management Agency, said that they got a distress call about the inferno and alerted the state Fire Service which, she said, responded promptly. Eneh said that it took the men of the fire service about two hours to put out the fire. “The fire affected 68 traders and they are all gathered here,” Eneh told the governor. Responding, Ugwuanyi directed the Chairman of Enugu North council area to take the inventory of the loss c

Ihedioha orders meeting between security agencies, Miyetti Allah

GOVERNOR Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State, yesterday, ordered heads of agencies to convene a meeting with the leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, over reports of invasion of farmlands by herdsmen. Special Adviser on Security to Governor Ihedioha, Raymond Nkemdirim, confirmed this to this newspaper, added that “we have asked the heads of security agencies to engage the leadership of Miyetti Allah and get back to us quickly so that we can make a decision on the matter. “We are waiting for the outcome. They have already started the interface and before the end of today(yesterday) they will get back to us.” In a related development, stakeholders from communities in the South-East zone have identified beefing up of community vigilance groups as one way of tackling security challenges in the area. At a meeting of Alaigbo Development Foundation, ADF, at Umuchu, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, the stakeholders described the security situat

UNN Births First Electric Car In Nigeria.

University of Nigeria, Nsukka has made breakthrough by producing first made in Nigeria five seater electric car. Mr Jelani Aliyu, the Director -General of National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDCD) commended University of Nigeria Nsukka for being the first to produce electric car in the country. Aliyu made the commendation in Nsukka on Monday during the unveiling of a 5- seater Electric Car named’ Lion Ozumba 551″ produced by the Faculty of Engineering of the university. He urged other universities in the country to emulate UNN desire in  given  serious attention to issues concerning  innovations and technology in order to move the country to greater height.  “NADDC on February 6, 2019 invited UNN, University of Lagos, Usuman Danfodo  University and Matrological Institute and urged them to prepare a paper design on how to produce electric car in the country . “The council is happy that UNN is the first to prepare a paper design and produced electric car that has b


CP John Bassey Abang fdc, is a native of Ogoja in Cross River State, he was born on the 29th February, 1962 and holds a Bachelor Degree Bsc (HONS) in International Studies and Post Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice Administration from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and UNILAG respectively. He joined the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet ASP on the 15th March, 1988.Since then, he occupied various positions in the Nigeria Police Force which included but not limited to the followings, -Divisional Beat /Patrol Officer, Divisional Admin Officer, divisional traffic officer at Ikom Division in Cross River State between 1989-1990. -Unit Commander MOPOL 11 PMF Squadron Calabar in Cross River between (1990-1995). -Pioneer Squadron Commander MOPOL 29 PMF Awka in Anambra State between 1999-2000. -2i/c Ota Area Command, OC Special Enquiry Bureau and Command Pay Master, Ogun State Command between 2000 -2002. -Commandant Police Mobile Training College, Gwoza between 2


In Continuation of its  unrelenting  effort to restore lasting peace and normalcy to Zamfara State and  ensure all kidnapped victims under captivity of armed bandits and other militia groups are released and reunited with their families, Today being 9th July 2019, the Commissioner of Police,  Zmafara State Police Command  CP Usman Nagogo psc+ has once again perfected the release of eight (8) more persons who were held captive for more than Four months at Birnin Gwari in Kaduna state. The victims who comprises men, women and children were secured release by the Commissioner of Police after he led a team of peace and reconciliation committee that includes the SSA to the Governor on security Alhaji Abubakar Dauran (Justice) and National chairman of Miyatti Allah  Alhaji Muhammadu Ardon Zuru to Madada  in  Dansadau Emirate of Maru LGA. All the victims were handed over hale and hearty to His Excellency Governor Mohammed Bello Matawallen Maradun at the government House Gusau. The CP Whi

CP Zamfara Commends IGP for his support in Rooting out Criminals.

The Commissioner of Police Zamfara state command has commended the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed A. Adamu, for his support in rooting out criminals in the state, he made this known in a press briefing today at Gusau, the Zamfara state capital while addressing the press.  Excerpts: Gentlemen of the press, you are our weapons of mass destruction and bomb in this journey of success story. You are wonder people that other journalist in other part of the country should emulate. On behalf of officers and personnel of the command, I welcome you to Zamfara state Police command Headquarters, Gusau for another press briefing. First and foremost, i must express my gratitude to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed A. Adamu NPM, mni, for having confidence in me in assigning this important assignment. His operational strategy of operation "PUFF ADDER" no doubt served as an impetus and guiding code in achieving this success. I owe him a lot for continuing guiding


The Zamfara State Police Command in Collaboration with the State Government has secured the release of eleven more abductees through the government's peace  initiative being perfected by the Commissioner of Police CP Usman Nagogo psc+. The victims who were held captive for more than two months were secured  release by  the Commissioner of Police today being 7th July, 2019. It could be recalled that last week about  forty (40)  Fulanis and Hausas   abductees were secured free  by the Commissioner of police who were later handed over to His Excellency the Executive Governor of Zamfara State Dr. Muhammad Bello Matawallen Maradun. While handing over the victims to His Excellency, CP Usman Nagoggo assures the Governor that the police being the lead agency in internal security will continue to discharge its constitutional responsibility to ensure the state is rid of all criminal  activities.  In his response, Governor Bello Matawalle expressed appreciation to the Commissioner of P