Tag Archives: Imo State

Shootings in Orlu Community, Imo State, Nigerian Soldiers Seen Firing Gunshots, Gov. Uzodinma Declares Curfew

Shootings and deaths were reported in Orlu community of Imo State, South-east Nigeria, on Monday. Some military trucks and officers are seen on the streets in the videos here which we obtained from Twitter firing gunshots. Some residents of Orlu captured these scenes with their phones and posted them on Twitter. See some eye-witness reports…

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ICYMI: Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma Backs Censorship Of Social Media

Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma, has declared that he’s in full support of the Nigerian government’s plan to regulate social media. Uzodinma who made this known while receiving the Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, in Owerri, on Thursday noted that he’s backing the proposition because social media has been used to cause trouble in the country. “I am strongly…

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Alex Ekubo Beams As He Is Honoured With A Chieftaincy Title In Imo State

Alexx Ekubo has been honoured with the title of a chief in Imo State, the Nollywood star revealed in an Instagram post on Sunday September 20. The award-winning actor was given the chieftaincy of ‘Ikuku’ of Amumara town, Mbaise Kingdom in Imo State, following his illustrious contribution to the film industry. Sharing videos from his installment ceremony, he wrote, “Allow me…

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This New Law In Imo Will Allow The Governor Arrest, Detain Residents Perpetually

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has  reportedly signed into law a bill which allows him to arrest and detain any resident of the state for as long as he wishes. According to documents floating online, the new law ‘Imo State Administration Of Criminal bill No 2 of 2020 (ISACJL, 2020)’ says any person detained on the orders…

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Billionaire Businessman, William Anumudu Laid To Rest In Imo State Residence | WATCH

The funeral footage of the Chairman of Globe Motors, Chief William Anumudu has been released weeks after he was laid to rest in hometown, Obilubi, Obazu Mbieri, Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State. Recall that the billionaire businessman was buried on Thursday, June 25 in a private ceremony attended by only members of the family. In the…

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13 More Lawmakers Contract Coronavirus In Imo State

On Tuesday, Imo State Government announced that additional 13 lawmakers of the state House of Assembly have tested positive for the novel coronavirus also known as COVID-19. The new cases were confirmed barely six days after a lawmaker, whose identity was not released, tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the state. Professor Maurice Iwu, the chairman…

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ICYMI: Imo State Records First Coronavirus Related Death

Imo State Government has recorded its first COVID-19 fatality as the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria surpass 13,000. This was revealed on Wednesday by the Chairman of the COVID-19 Taskforce in the state, Professor Maurice Iwu. According to him, the victim had underlying health issues before he was brought to the isolation centre. Professor…

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GRAPHIC: 21-Year-Old Man Kidnapped And Murdered By Alleged Army Officers In Imo

Owerri Youths are currently protesting after a 21-year-old man identified as Leo Micah aka Leo Wire, was kidnapped last week in Imo allegedly by Army officials and taken to Anambra State, where he was gruesomely murdered. Leo’s dead body was recovered in a bush in Anambra days later. He had his hands cuffed behind him and he was…

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Eight-Storey Building Collapses In Imo Leaving Several People Trapped

There as panic in Imo state on Thursday as eight-storey building collapsed leaving several persons trapped and possibly severely injured. Located along the Yar’ Adua Drive in Owerri, the state capital, the building was said to have been under construction at the time of the incident. Rescue operations are currently ongoing and so far, Channels Television reports that…

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Toll Rises To 1,182, Imo State Records Index Case

On Saturday, Nigeria confirmed 7 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the country’s total infections to 1,182. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) who made the announcement in a tweet, 33 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos, 18 in Borno, 12 in Osun, nine in Katsina, four each in…

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