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Confusion as security personnel clash in Owerri

Confusion as security personnel clash in Owerri

By Chidi Nkwopara, Owerri The usual but controversial sit-at-home order in the South East took a different slant yesterday, as armed policemen stormed the state Headquarters of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, shooting sporadically. Some residents of Okigwe Road and Works Layout, who alerted Vanguard of the development, said they had scampered into […]
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Man kills lawyer for parking in front of his shop

Man kills lawyer for parking in front of his shop

A renowned Owerri based lawyer, Damian Ali, has been killed. Ali, a prominent son of Mgbuisii – Ohaji in Imo State, was allegedly killed on Friday in Owerri, by a man said to run a pharmacy shop in the World Bank area of the Imo State capital. Sunday Vanguard learned that the deceased fully dressed […]

DJ Spinall shocks lady in Owerri

DJ Spinall shocks lady in Owerri

Recently, Owerri was the center of attraction for most Nigerians. It all started when popular stars, Spinall and Zoro invaded the home of a lucky young lady! At first, she screamed out of fear until she took a second glance. In seconds, we witnessed a transition from fear to shock to excitement!

Duncan Mighty beaten, taken away by gunmen in Owerri ― Cubana

Duncan Mighty beaten, taken away by gunmen in Owerri ― Cubana

Popular nightlife promoter and club owner, Cubana Chief Priest has raised an alarm about Duncan Mighty allegedly being beaten and whisked away to an unknown location by gunmen. According to Cubana Chief Priest, the incident occurred in Owerri after several gunshots was allegedly fired. READ ALSO: Your money has put my life under threat, Duncan […]

Graphic: Police officer allegedly shoots boy dead for retaliating after he slapped him

Graphic: Police officer allegedly shoots boy dead for retaliating after he slapped him

A police officer in Umuaka village in Imo state allegedly shot dead an 18-year-old boy for retaliating when the officer slapped him. Awuzie Duru, 18, was allegedly killed within the premises of a new generation bank branch at Umuaka on Sunday, December 1. According to reports, Awuzie, popularly known as Aboy, from Isiozi Aka in […]

Owerri city to host biggest Chawfest Festival in Nigeria

Owerri city to host biggest Chawfest Festival in Nigeria

One of the fun cities and tourist centred states in Nigeria, Owerri is set to host the biggest Chawfest festival in the country ever on 14th of December 2019 at Freedom square. The Chawfest festival is a yearly festival in Owerri organized by some youths that love to socialize and create a great, peaceful and […]

Appeal court sacks 2 lawmakers in Imo, orders fresh elections in 90 days

Appeal court sacks 2 lawmakers in Imo, orders fresh elections in 90 days

An Appeal Court sitting in Owerri on Saturday sacked Obinna Onwubuariri, the member representing Isiala Mbano/Onuimo/Okigwe Federal constituency of Imo in the House of representatives. The Chairman of the Panel, Justice R.N Pemu, who read the judgment, said that the election that brought Onwubuariri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to power in Feb. 23 […]

Averting Owerri flyover time bombs

Averting Owerri flyover time bombs

There is in the Owerri master plan, the outer and inner ring-roads. The calculation the original planners of the capital city of Owerri intended, was to check undue influx of vehicles into the municipality. This was how the two flyovers at Amakohia and Ugwu Orji, were conceptualized.

When Owerri bowed to rampaging flood

When Owerri bowed to rampaging flood

The last two weeks of July 2019, was a very trying period for the Chief Emeka Ihedioha administration, not because the people revolted, but for the huge flood that visited Owerri  municipality and other communities.

Okorocha, Owerri spirit and contemporary lessons

Okorocha, Owerri spirit and contemporary lessons

FOR the governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, it is the month of May, time to hand over to another. Indeed whatever has a beginning will definitely end someday. In the past few years of his administration, this season looked too far, but it is here already. Even if his tenure is extended by another four or eight years through his son-in-law proxy which he attempted to foist on the state, it will still end someday. But that is good history, hence it is easy to see where his disputation of the recent election of Chief Emeka Ihedioha as governor of the state is headed.

Taxify begins operation in Ibadan, Owerri

Taxify begins operation in Ibadan, Owerri

Ride-hailing service, Taxify has began operations simultaneously in Ibadan and Owerri today, becoming the first top-tier e-hailing service to expand beyond Lagos and Abuja and connect passengers with drivers in these cities.