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Okorocha Has Boosted Mortuary Business In Imo – Ohakim



Ikedi Ohakim

A former Imo State Governor, Ikedi Ohakim, has noted that people doing Mortuary business in the state are now making a lot of money due to the poor condition of health facilities in the state.

The former governor decried what he described as “the increasing degree of government imposed poverty and the comatose state of Medicare in the state, which has claimed several lives.”

Ohakim said this while informing his supporters of his renewed governorship ambition, in his Burma Retreat ancestral home, Okohia, Isiala Mbano local council area of Imo State.

He also expressed regrets that the poverty level and poor medical facilities have sadly increased mortality rate and mortuary business.

He said, “Mortuary business is booming in Imo State and this is attributable to increased poverty level and comatose state of the health sector in the state.


Ohakim said he was, “The most experienced to rebuild the state in 2019.”

Ohakim also opined that none of the other contenders for the gubernatorial seat can favourably compare with him in terms of on-the-job experience.

The ex-governor further warned people of the state of “the danger inherent in gambling with new faces”, as the citizenry prepare to march into post-Rochas Okorocha era.

He added, “I ran a very robust administrative model during my four-year tenure as governor. This culminated in the delivery of well thought out, policy driven and people oriented quality projects that are difficult to beat in the annals of Imo State and South East geo-political zone.”



  1. Uzomeziem Ferdinand Whyte

    January 15, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    Useless man ohakim. Who abused his mandate which he got through platter of gold

  2. Ijomah Charles

    January 15, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Make una finish una sef mad people

  3. Rodriguez Pence

    January 15, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    Cos their people always kill them selves with charm.

  4. Ogboa Peters

    January 15, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Is it one (1 ) eye this time around

  5. Solomon Chikezie

    January 15, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    You are the cause .you played with the mandate given to you.

  6. Mack Chanchin'g

    January 15, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    it’s a big lie evil men

  7. wilson

    January 15, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Dear Mr Ohakim please if you have any idea which you feel would better IMO state please give to our performing governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha to add to what he has already and put all for the better of IMO state our state

  8. wilson

    January 15, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Ohakim, please don’t just waste your time for attempting to context a governorship election In IMO state we are done with recycling, look for something else to do we need younger person with new generation ideology and agenda

  9. Oliver Onyeanwuna

    January 15, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Both of you are the same.

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2023: North Has Learnt Its Lessons With Buhari — Sheikh Gumi



Ahmad Gumi

Islamic scholars, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, has described Nigerians as very sentimental people who do not learn lessons.

In an interview with Sunday Sun, the Islamic scholar spoke about the 2023 elections, President Muhammadu Buhari and what is going on in the country.

Speaking on the coming 2023 elections, Gumi said stability is what is important now and not regional politics.

He explained that Nigeria is not about who leads from which region. He said what Nigeria needs is a crop of smart and intelligent Nigerians and it has nothing to do with whether the person is from the north, south, east or west.

According to him, the north has learnt its lessons with President Buhari. He said: “The north has learnt its lessons. Now, north is worse hit with Buhari. Jonathan was building 150 Almajiri schools, nine universities in the north. He was doing things. This Kaduna-Abuja rail, although the late President Umar Yar’Adua started it. So, let’s have somebody who can do it.”


Listing the qualities of the kind of leader Nigeria needs, he said such a person must be alert, intelligent, not take revenge, be forgiving, rehabilitate and not kill or imprison.

He added that the person’s mind should not be about catching people, but correcting them.

Asked if he has noticed any difference in the country since its return to democratic rule in 1999, he said there is development in the world as technology has made things better. He, however, said there is retrogression in government.

“Things are supposed to improve because science and technology have brought development close to the people. Government is retrogressing simply because we don’t have the right people in the right place and at the right time. Nigeria’s situation now is worse,” he added.

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We Won’t Declare Kalu’s Seat Vacant — Senate



orji uzor kalu

The Senate on Friday ruled out the possibility of declaring vacant, the seat of its Chief Whip, Senator Orji Kalu, following his conviction by a Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday.

Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment over a N7.65bn fraud charges against him since 2007 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The judgment was delivered by Justice Mohammed Idris, 12 years after the EFCC filed the suit against him.

Kalu was convicted alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited, and Jones Udeogu, who served under him as the director of finance and account at the Abia State Government House in Umuahia.

Reacting to the calls on the leadership of the Senate to declare his seat vacant, the Spokesperson for the red chamber, Senator Godiya Akwashiki, said it was not possible.


He said such a request would only be considered after the embattled senator had explored all the legal options available to him without success.

Akwashiki argued that the constitution of Nigeria does not mandate the Senate President to unilaterally declare the seat of any senator facing prosecution or convicted by a lower court, vacant.

He said, “The Senate has no reason to declare his seat vacant. This is not the first time that such a thing would happen.

“There is no provision in the constitution that says the seat of any senator facing prosecution or convicted at a lower court should be declared vacant.

“He still has the opportunity to appeal the case.

“Even the tenure of a former governor Joshua Dariye, who has been in prison for some time now, ran its course until the end of the 8th National Assembly. Nobody declared his seat vacant.

“The Senate President cannot declare the seat of Kalu vacant. It is against the law.

“Tell those who are canvassing such things that there is nothing like that, it is a non-issue,” the Senate spokesperson added.

On whether Kalu will continue to receive salaries while in prison, Akwashiki said the National Assembly bureaucracy determines the payment of senators based on the template from the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Allocation Commission.

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N40m Allegedly Stolen In Bayelsa Govt House



Not less than N40 million was on Friday, December 6, declared missing in the office of Ebizi Ndiomu-Brown, the deputy chief of staff to the Bayelsa state Government House.

The Nation reports that about seven policemen and officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been arrested and detained as possible suspects linked to the development at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the state police command.

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