Thugs allegedly sent by the Imo State Government, yesterday, stopped the evacuation of the refuse dumped over one month ago along Douglas Road, Owerri, the state capital. The drama started when the member representing Owerri Federal Constituency at the House of Representative, Hon Ezenwa Onyewuchi came in to clear the refuse. As the tipper was driving from the dump site, some thugs allegedly sent by the government, intimidated the driver and ordered him out of the tipper and returned the refuse back to Douglas Road.

The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere was yesterday conferred with highest Historical Society of Nigeria Award called "History Shield of Excellence" at the University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State this afternoon.

The President of the Historical Society of Nigeria, Professor Christopher Ogbogbo who gave account of activities of the body so far also informed his audience the effort of the Society in ensuring that history is incorporated into the academic curricula  of every level of education stressed the need for history in planning and national development.

Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha has redeemed his pledge to paralympians from the state, whereby he has presented brand new Kia Rio saloon cars to the three Imo Rio216 gold medalists along side their coaches.

Presenting the cars to the five beneficiaries and a check of N1 million each on behalf of the governor, the Chief of Staff, Government House Owerri, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu said that the gesture is in fulfilment of the governor’s promise to the Paralympic medalists of Imo origin who represented Nigeria.

The Staff of Ministry of Commerce and Industry are charged to braced up to the task of ensuring that the policies and programmes of the
State Governor towards industrialization of the state are achieved.

The Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Chief Chidi Ibeh who gave the charge during his maiden meeting with Heads of Department of the Ministry expressed confidence in the caliber of staff and reminded them of the challenge of ensuring the turnaround of the state economy.

Former Commissioner for Internally Resources and Pension Matters, Mr. Nick Opara-Ndudu has suggested that the state government and Owerri Nchi Ise Community embrace and adopt a new approach which he christened ‘Re-Development Scheme” to bring lasting solution to the lingering feud generated by the proposed relocation of Ekeukwu market.

The ex-commissioner whose suggestion was made public in an open letter he addressed to Gov. Rochas Okorocha entitled “Ekeukwu Owerri controversy, the imperative of a paradigim shift” further stressed the need for both sides to shift current stance to allow for the implementation of the policy which he assured would result in win-win outcome for all stakeholders.