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Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 4:47pm
Ikengawo:
Building statues to celebrate your own election victory is madness and barbaric. Are you Saddam Hussein? Imagine Obama or David Cameroon doing this. In fact name a sane leader that has done this

You're wrong. The victory is not his but that of Imo people. Imo had never elected a popular candidate until the entrance of Okorocha which saw the end to few individuals choosing our leaders for us. It has come to stay as our political culture today that the people have the final say.

It is the same with Buhari winning in 2015. The level of joy in Nigeria will be unprecedented and all the people that looted and killed Nigeria will cease to dictate who leads us henceforth as the voice of the masses will start to matter.

America and England achieved that feat many years ago and that is why the people's choice rule.
Politics / Re: Jonathan Will Lose If He Contests — Rivers APC by Abagworo(m): 4:40pm
Adetula1:
some persons just want to make headlines and be relevant at all cost.even if ameachi is the running mate to anyone,Gej will sweep Rivers.

I dey laugh. He should believe that at his own peril.
Politics / Jonathan Will Lose If He Contests — Rivers APC by Abagworo(m): 4:31pm
https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/169798-2015-jonathan-will-lose-if-he-contests-rivers-apc.html

President Goodluck Jonathan has been advised not to bow to the pressure being mounted on him by selfish groups and individuals to contest the 2015 presidential election. Giving the advice in a statement in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, predicted that Jonathan will lose if he allows himself to be deceived into seeking re-election next year.
“The handwriting is already on the wall for President Jonathan in view of the calibre of leaders and unprecedented masses that attended the historic declaration of Muhammadu Buhari to contest the 2015 presidential election. It has therefore become imperative for President Jonathan to start writing his handover notes as his game is up,” Rivers APC said in the statement signed by the Chairman, Davies Ikanya.
According to Mr. Ikanya, “It is now clear why President Jonathan is scared and reluctant in accepting the call to contest the 2015 general election as evident in his recent statement: ‘In deciding on an appropriate response to such calls, I will place the greater interests of national harmony, cohesion, unity, security, political stability, progress, equity, justice and fairness above any personal ambition or sectional agenda.’ We must commend him for this wise stand as he knows that his contesting will not be in the greatest interest of national harmony. He must, therefore, perish the thought if he really loves Nigeria and wishes to promote the greatest interest of national harmony.”
Rivers APC said that “If Dr. Jonathan however succumbs to the pressure of haters of Nigeria to contest the 2015 general election he should prepare to be the first sitting President to lose a general election since there is no basis whatsoever for him to win any election again as his record card shows that he is a failure. Today, Nigeria has never had it so bad as the present leadership under Jonathan has inflicted unimaginable suffering on Nigerians.”
Mr. Ikanya noted that apart from the imminent failure awaiting him at the polls, Mr. Jonathan very well knows that his participation in the 2015 election would be totally immoral since he is not qualified to run, as he is presently enjoying a second term in office. “The Constitution of our country makes it clear that no one can enjoy three consecutive tenures as President and Jonathan is bound by the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution,” Mr. Ikanya declared.
He expressed happiness over the quality of tested and trusted leaders who have indicated interest to fly the flag of APC in its rescue mission. “PDP’s reign these past fifteen years has brought shame and hardship to our nation and we must unite to salvage this nation from the hands of the present confused leaders of PDP,” he said.
Rivers APC aligned with the position of its Leader, Governor Chibuike Amaechi, who recently asked President Jonathan from where he intends to get the votes that will get him elected in 2015 knowing that he has lost Lagos, Kano and Rivers states before the election as rigging will not be considered for the 2015 general election.
The statement concluded by echoing Amaechi’s position: “For us as APC, we will line up behind the party. Go back home now and get your voters cards. We will punish these people. Rivers State is not in their hands. Lagos State is not in their hands. Kano State is not in their hands. So, tell me where we are going? They are banking on using security against us.
We shall teach them a lesson. We will fight with our body, with our lives because there must be change this time.
“And I have said it again and again, there is no aspirant in APC that is not better than the aspirants in PDP. What we must do is not only to vote for the aspirants in support; we must also take the voters card so that when we finish nominating our candidate here, we will line behind that candidate and ensure that we will vote out Jonathan.
Politics / Why I Want Buhari To Rule Nigeria by Abagworo(m): 8:12am
I've sat down keenly to take a good look at the situation we've found ourselves in Nigeria and I believe a lot of progress has been made but its impact can never be felt until the root cause of Nigeria's problem is tackled. I've analysed the successes of the Obasanjo administration especially in Agriculture, telecom and Banking which is a proof that Nigeria can work. Jonathan has tried to consolidate the gains and is not doing badly but we seem to have lost the impact of the successes. At the twilight of the Obasanjo era, the refineries were sold at low price to a consortium involving Billionaire Aliko Dangote and if not for Yar'Adua's misguided actions, that move would have paid off by now. Obasanjo also initiated the conversion of flaring gas to power through the importation of turbines and laying of pipelines to supply gas to the turbines. This idea was a birth child of former Rivers Governor Peter Odili and it consumed so much of State funds. Obasanjo also made history of awarding the 1st private owned power generation plant to a genius from Enugu State known as Prof Barth Nnaji. That will be the cradle of power privatization. Yar'Adua/Jonathan came in and inherited these positive moves out of which some successes have been recorded but Nigeria remains in darkness. The reason is simply because of that fundamental issue which has remained untackled.

As at 2009 when Yar'Adua was still the head, there was still subsidy on petrol, diesel and kerosine and the total amount paid for subsidy was 270 billion Naira. 2 years later in 2011 subsidy was completely removed from diesel and petrol price was increased from 65 to 97 Naira but yet subsidy increased by 1000% to 2.7 trillion Naira. Why? Because the fundamental issue has not been tackled.

What is the fundamental issue?

The fundamental issue holding us down is corruption and as pointed out by Sanusi in one of his famous presentations coupled with the fear of vested interest. Jonathan ordinarily looks to me like a good man with good intentions but the fear of vested interest has lead him to tolerate impunity and open corruption from everyone around him.

Solution

Vote in Buhari. My birth coincided with the emergence of Buhari as military head of State but the impact of his short stay and its legendary stories have lived till this generation. His War against indiscipline and hard stand against corruption when he was a youth is an evidence that as an elder today his stand against corruption will be tougher. I'm not supporting Buhari Presidency because I want him to turn Nigeria around like Obasanjo or embark on building of towers or even roads and rails. I'm supporting him to use 4 years and end corruption once and for all before handing over to a younger man/woman.

I love Nigeria greatly and the reason for most of our woes is corruption.

God bless GMB

God bless GEJ

God bless OBJ

God bless ABAGW

God bless Nigeria.

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Politics / Re: !!!breaking News On Our Flight From Abuja To Owerri, Governor Aliyu Wamakko by Abagworo(m): 7:30am
Collynzo29:
I just can't wait for Rochas to leave Douglas house with his Islamic agenda come 2015.
That Islamic school and the one in Ebonyi should not see the light of the day, the land should be used for something more important.

Ibiakwala with this una hatred. Read that article and see where they complained that they've not received support from Mr Okorocha and the the Mosque's roof is leaking. These things preceeded Okorocha and several Governors have come and gone from 1977 till date but you chose to attack Okorocha who is there for 3 years because you're scared of Igbo President not coming from your side. Next is for you to demand Okorocha destroy Mosques. Ijiot!!

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Politics / Re: !!!breaking News On Our Flight From Abuja To Owerri, Governor Aliyu Wamakko by Abagworo(m): 7:17am
vega84:
This is no good news ! Dnt like the idea @ all this might one day bring abt wahala jst like most tins attached to islam! And again they will never allow a church to be erected in a sokoto community! #vegadontalk#

It will only bring about wahala when politics is allowed to infilterate the free minded society.
Politics / Re: !!!breaking News On Our Flight From Abuja To Owerri, Governor Aliyu Wamakko by Abagworo(m): 7:15am
Ikengawo:
This is horrible
I don't think so. Oguta has sizeable traditional religionists and aetheists also.
Culture / Re: Igbos Attention Needed Here For Enlightenment .... by Abagworo(m): 7:06am
There has been a whole lot of fallacies committed on this thread. Imo, Anambra etc are mere imperfect demarcation of boundaries occassioned by politics. The major reason people who fall into the Anambra part of the artificial creation seem to live in delusion is their dominance of the old Eastern region because they had better relationship with Europeans than others. After the creation of old Imo State from East-central State in 1976, it took very little time for the gap to be filled as new spirit of State nationalism arose in Igboland and the Imo part experienced rapid development.

38 years later we've gone through an era of falsehood orchestrated by the new found nationhood at State level among Igbos of 1970s. It is most prevalent in Anambra State and till this day an inborn hatred or a lighter word "envy" exists when Owerri is mentioned. My advice to them is to stop the nonsense and face reality. Today It is not a hidden fact that they are scared of Okorocha emerging as VP or President and rather than support him will kill any dream of Igbo Presidency.

People from Imo, Abia and Ebonyi are far more free minded and care less about this new found Statehood. Enugu on the other hand is mixed.

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Culture / Re: Igala Language In Anambra State. by Abagworo(m): 2:02am
cheruv:

see I'd be polite by not asking whether anything is wrong upstairs neither would I give a flying fvck about how good you're in geography. undecided
all those groups you mentioned are in delta and rivers states..unless you yourself carved them up into Imo !!
as per Abia,that name sounds Igbo to me...itu mbauzo which means itu in diaspora.
brush up on your geography bro..NL isn't a place to yarn shiyt!! angry

You have refused to seek knowledge and write out of ignorance. The language spoken in many parts of Ohaji area of Imo State is Ikwerre language. Egbema in Imo State also speaks same Egbema with the part carved into Rivers State. Oguta speaks Ukwuani/Aboh and parts of Ngor-Okpala speak Etche. Itu Mbon Uzo is not Igbo but an Ibibioid language.


http://books.google.nl/books?id=9c_HAAAAQBAJ&pg=PA64&lpg=PA64&dq=itu+mbuzo+people&source=bl&ots=QWgUNhWcRX&sig=N8YZpQA_32Y0YB5V-wXc5Gj6bHo&hl=en&sa=X&ei=jLFFVNb7I8muPMG4gOgM&redir_esc=y

Read that link

Location. The Ibibio are located to the south and southeast of the Igbo, in southeastern Nigeria. This includes the former Calabar Province (the Itu Mbuzo subgroup is in the Bende Division), Owerri Province, and certain villages of the Obong. The Eastern Ibibio, or Ika, have attached their village groups to the Ndokki Igbo of Owerri.

http://www.everyculture.com/Africa-Middle-East/Ibibio-Orientation.html

Now when you come down to Aba area there exists several "Mgboko" villages that speak Ngwa and are Ngwa today. Try to find out the role of Ibibio in Mgboko formation. In fact Mgboko is another name for Ibibioid people.

http://www.ethnologue.com/language/itm/view/***EDITION***

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Politics / Re: Enugu, The Pride Of The East. by Abagworo(m): 2:37pm On Oct 20
On the red soil issue, it isn't to be played politics with. Much of Igboland from Orlu area all the way to Awka, Okigwe and Nsukka have red soil that stains houses and roads while the Southern part which covers much of the Owerri, Umuahia and Port-Harcourt area has sharp sand.

To prevent the stains we have options
Politics / Re: Enugu, The Pride Of The East. by Abagworo(m): 2:32pm On Oct 20
cjrane:


Abagworo,
You have started again spamming this thread with pictures from Owerri and insinuating it is a better place than Enugu. When Chino and other people start bad mouthing Oweeri, you will pretend as if you didn't know what you did. We have already seen those pictures in Imo thread, no need spamming Enugu thread with them just to cause trouble and start e-war with someone here.

By the way, there is NOTHING like "red soil". The quantity of Zinc oxide in the soil determines its color from dirty brown to orange color. I was in a city called Savannah Georgia in the USA and you need to see the soil is "redder" sic than Enugu. Yet, they planted their grass & flowers making the city very beautiful.

What you don't get because you always stay in Nigeria is that you are not supposed to see raw soil anywhere. It should always be covered by grass whether it is white sand, red or purple sand, it should be covered by a layer of green carpet grass.


Everyone knows the picture was from Lagos. It is written right in the picture itself.The "Obodo Oyibo" expression is a figure of speech.

Enugu is different from Owerri in many many many respects that I wouldn't waste time indulging in.
Suffice to say that such a Median can be made out of Chime avenue if it can work anywhere in Lagos of all places.They fenced off the garden portion and left gaps where people could cross the street. The picture you posted about new owerri median is not better than the present look of Chime avenue median now.
Enugu is a city filled with educated individuals and premier institutions much beyond any other city in SE Nigeria.


Its either you are deliberately trying to act the usual Igbo cowardice or you deliberately chose to ignore my points and create issues where there is none. The last Photo on that my post is from Enugu and its also green like the ones of Owerri and Lagos. Chime Avenue is a general area where all sorts of people live. They will not resist the urge to cross the road through the green grass thereby killing them. Its like Wetheral road in Owerri. Independence Layout on the other hand is inhabited by more enlightened people that have value for aesthetics. Using Owerri as an example is no crime just like using Lagos.
Politics / Re: Another Bad News For APC by Abagworo(m): 1:13pm On Oct 20
ratiken:
Every good news for Nigeria is always bad news for APC. That is always the case for a party armed against the Nigerian people.

If I'm not mistaken Amaechi and Fashola are in APC and played key role in the control of Ebola. All Nigerians are part of the success including social media activists, artists, health workers, PDP/APC, Commedians, religious organisations and market people.

If we can handle Nigeria the way we handled Ebola, we would not be at this level as a Nation.

Congrats to all Nigerians.

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Politics / Re: Enugu, The Pride Of The East. by Abagworo(m): 12:57pm On Oct 20
IGBOSON1:
I'm hating that project the more i look at it! After holding much promise at the onset, the finished product looks like it was done half-heartedly, with no regard for safety and ambience! Why can't they green-up the area with trees, shrubs and grass to make it look welcoming?

I think the soil type of Enugu has more to do with the low aesthetics of the bridge or maybe the sweepers aren't regular. Use of concrete is usually preferred around busy business districts because traders in Nigeria have little value for greenery. This picture of such concrete median in Owerri does not look red or sandy because of the soil type.



The feasible solution is to keep painting the roads on regular basis.


cjrane:


Come to think of it, it may not cost up to N200,000 naira to pay horticulturists to plant aesthetic flowers and trees along the median of Chime avenue to reproduce the likeness in the picture.If our amiable governor is listening as some of you have alluded, please make Chime avenue median look like the median in the picture!

This will truly be a spectacular feat for Enugu to have a major road like Chime avenue resemble an "oyibo" man's road. Gov. Chime please give this to us as your parting gift to crown your legendary transformation of the coal city.

That picture is from Lagos and not "Obodo Oyibo". A lot of factors is involved in maintaining lawns including most importantly the public attitude. It is working in New Owerri because most inhabitants are enlightened with less traders and unread people who see flowers and aesthetics as waste of money. In Enugu Independence Layout is the area it can work or maybe Trans-Ekulu as seen in the picture attached after the post.



Politics / 2015: Fashola Dismisses Speculation Of Being Running Mate To Buhari by Abagworo(m): 12:04pm On Oct 20
http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/2015-fashola-dismisses-speculation-running-mate-buhari/

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By Olasunkanmi Akoni
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, debunked rumours making the rounds that he planned to be the running mate of former Head of State, General Muhamadu Buhari (retd) in the 2015 Presidential elections.
Fashola, who gave the clarification at the commemoration of his 2,700 days in office and account of stewardship in the last 100 days in Ikeja, distanced himself from any plan to present consensus candidates in the 2015 general elections, saying there is due process for candidates to emerge in All Progressives Congress, APC.
It will be recalled that speculation was rife after Fashola who was at Abuja last week where former Head of State, General Muhamadu Buhari declared intention to contest the 2015 presidential election if given the opportunity by the APC.
The governor, who was brief on the issue, said he was at the declaration event because Buhari personally invited him, being an APC event and based on the respect he had for him stressing that there was nothing extra-ordinary about his presence.
“My presence at Buhari`s declaration was because he came to Lagos to personally deliver an invitation letter to me. It was a pointer that I respect him. it was a pointer that it was an APC event. And it was pointer that I went to a party event. “he said.
Fashola, therefore, urged residents to vote to retain the APC in the next election, saying experimenting a government led by another party might not do the state any good.
Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 12:26am On Oct 20
shady26:
please dont. i was partially raised in otown with my family house still there. Berem if you actually know world bank , you will know that what the guy is saying is true. though i have not been there for like 4years but i know they have never had good roads in and out.
the cosmetic touch ORO is doing in owerri is good but he needs to take a cue from chime and do serious work even at grass roots level.
we are imo people and are not known to tolerate or praise sing mediocrity for sake of crumbs or for empty chestbeatings rather we keep governements on their toes with criticisms for better improvements. we imo people are not cheap, you can ask ikiri.
onye shi ala owerri ari hu mma ya kwara liiii

No matter how you tried to paint it, what you just wrote above smells of attempt at calling white black. Writing that Okorocha who is in almost every rural area in Imo with roads, schools, free education and hospitals is not impacting grassroots is lying to yourself. There is no basis for comparing Chime of 7years with Rochas of 3years. Chime has tried in his capacity but he didn't build 305 schools and he didn't build 27 modern standard hospitals and education is not free in Enugu either and other cities were not upgraded as done for Orlu and Okigwe.

Like I wrote earlier much has been done and a lot is left to be done. The World bank area which has had its challenges from time has not been transformed but a lot of factors including land dispute is inhibiting Government and private infrastructure in that area. IMHO, facing the rural areas is more important at the moment than World bank. Let the projects in the rural areas be completed 1st and in the next tenure, Umuguma people should try and be peaceful to get Government presence. Same with Ohaji people who are busy importing Dee gbam and Dee well into Imo State.
Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 10:12pm On Oct 19
This artwork at Warehouse roundabout depicts a man who struggled to break a strong chain to set himself free. That's the symbol of what happened in 2011 and Freedom square is located right beside it in memory of that. The masses now have a say more than godfathers.

Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 7:04pm On Oct 19
Let me analyse what most Igbo PDP affiliates do. They pray hard for Imo State to fail because Okorocha is in APC. Each time they are in Owerri and see the development, cleanliness and beauty, it pains them in the heart and they start looking for one fault or the other to over-emphasise on to feel good. It is indisputable that Owerri as a city is one of the most beautiful in Nigeria and the most modern in the Southeast by a wide margin. Modern in the sense that the buildings were erected mostly after 2000 unlike other places that have buildings of 70s,80s,90s en-mass. What these haters do is to find the remotest parts or any single fault to use and talk down Imo State. They are everywhere including twitter and facebook. Right now I have more than 500 pictures out of which I have unveiled only about 70 to 80. If Imo has as much bad roads as other States we won't have space to even say one word here. The bad roads or flooding pre-date the emergence of Okorocha and he has worked hard with the little funds to the amazement of these haters. Right from his 1st month, they termed all his projects abandoned.

Finally this thread though portrays much of Okorocha's contributions does not in any way insinuate that the beauty of Owerri is solely Okorocha's doing. That's a fallacy.

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Politics / Re: Like OBJ, Like IBB, Like Buhari: The Generation That Pocketed Nigeria. by Abagworo(m): 6:47pm On Oct 19
noblezone:


The most annoying aspect is that they have bewitched the younger generations with deception.
Some of our younger ones believe that their hope lie with this men.

How did we get here?

In terms of real change Obasanjo remains the best in every way you look at it. Handed over government twice and changing banking, power, telecommunications, agricultural sectors. Buhari to me is what Nigeria needs most at the moment. People like Jonathan have no place in a sane society. How could subsidy rise from 260billion to 2.7trillion in less than 2 years? By the time Buhari gets there we'll be spending less than 100billion on subsidy and our refineries will start working. Every sane mind should support a Buhari candidacy for now.

Watch this clip from Sanusi and reason with a free mind to realize how wicked our leaders can be. Imagine a Church leader going to President to cover a fraudster that defrauded millions of innocent people. He was left unharmed while Sanusi was haunted like he predicted on this lecture. All the people working with Jonathan today deserve to be jailed forever and ever.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjViGLJIU9g
Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 4:14pm On Oct 19
millionaireman:
Abagworo be thoughtful for a moment: if your type of BUCK PASSING is continued by Imo state government, and as expected, flood washes away most of the roads in Orlu in the immediate future, who shall be the loser? Imo state govt and Orlu, of course.



The so-called erosion control contract awarded by federal government for erosion control in Orlu, and which you and your principals continue to present in order to enable IMSG evade its responsibilities in Orlu: if the contract is genuine, why was it not executed then? The contract was not genuine, so only a heartless fellow must continue to rely on such a 2009 phoney contract papers and watch all the flood damages go on in this area.

Who do you people think you are fooling with your impression that it is the duty of the federal government to provide urban drainage systems in the states?

You are a coward scared of saying the truth. You've seen and read the news from 2005 till date but chose to play the cowardly role of exonerating FG. Imo Government is the best in Nigeria. Take it to the Church.

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Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 3:40pm On Oct 19
Just for the sake of making things clearer for the unbiased with regards to millionaireman's typical cowardice and blackmail.


http://www.vanguardngr.com/2010/10/in-orlu-flood-sends-5000-packing/

FOR the people of Uzoubi, Umuna, Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State what began as a small season challenge  has today snowballed into a huge disaster.
Trouble began in 1984, when  Umusasa, one of the five villages in Umuna experienced its first flooding. In 1986, the flood spilled over, destroying farmlands and crops, buildings collapsed, domestic animals drowned and household furniture were destroyed.
Today, Umuna has become a pilgrimage centre of sorts where people go to reflect on the disastrous work of nature. To some scholars, the community has become an excursion site where they see and record their findings for the advancement of knowledge. To yet another group of visitors, the flood site is a tourist attraction, a seven-day wonder and  people are simply amazed at how  residential and commercial buildings were taken over by flood and their occupants summarily sacked.
Uzoubi, Umuna, is best described as a community in the valley but presently houses some of the major landmarks associated with Orlu local council area. Apart from being thickly populated, this troubled community boasts of the magnificent and soul-uplifting Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Orie Ugwu and Orlu International Markets, as well as Evan Enwerem University Teaching Hospital.
On June 27, 2005, the traditional ruler of the community, Eze Boniface C. Okereke, the President General, Chief Chris Uzoagba and Secretary General, Chief Bob Onyeje, sent a letter to one of their own and the immediate past governor of the state, Chief Achike Udenwa, titled:  “Flood water claims human life in Uzoubi-Umuna”.

Residential buildings sacked by flood in Umuna.
This was their complaint: “The yearly event in Uzoubi-Umuna for the past 18 years has registered its arrival this year with a claim of the life of a child of about 12 months. This time, a son of Mr. Raymond Duruiheoma, a native of Atta in Njaba Local Government Area, residing at 2, Duruaku Street, Uzoubi-Umuna. This incident happened 12th June, 2005. Properties lost by the residents of the said building are estimated in millions of Naira”.
They also told Udenwa in the said letter that barely two weeks after another 18-hour torrential rain hit the community, adding that the additional water over ran the entire community. They mentioned the worst hit areas as the royal father’s palace, Duruaku Street, Umusasa Road, Egbunine Street, Nwangaji Street, Umudiato Road, Ebenator Road, Amaigbo Road, Central School 1 premises, Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church premises and Umuorji Street.
Explaining how the 12-month old boy died in the flood, the royal father said: “On this fateful day, the flood was beyond the control of the dwarf walls, as it pulled down the perimeter wall and covered all the rooms downstairs at 1 Eze Okereke Road”.
An enraged traditional ruler told Vanguard Metro  that “Chief Udenwa did nothing to ameliorate the plight of his brothers in Uzoubi-Umuna until he left office”. He recalled with grief how perimeter fencing of several buildings was pulled down by the angry flood.
“About 10,000 residential and commercial buildings are submerged yearly in flood and properties conservatively estimated at billions of Naira have been lost to the flood. Sheep, goats, rams, dogs, chickens and other domestic birds were drowned”, the royal father lamented.
He recalled that the attempt by the past administration to give access roads to Orlu International Market and the Teaching Hospital without defined flood discharge points has rendered many living at the East-end of the International market homeless. The same poor planning affected the construction work at Amaigbo Road, hence the over flooding of the Catholic Church premises and the buildings around it.
Another pathetic aspect of the flood disaster is that of the  primary school built in 1919 by the Catholic Church which is on the verge of being  closed down. If this  happens, what is the fate  of the children of school age in this area is the question begging for answer.
Eze Okereke disclosed that early 2005, FERMA attempted to rehabilitate the Amaigbo Road but the angry flood sacked them and the job has remained unattended to till date, despite the ray of hope ignited in 2009 by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP).
According to a BPP document, BPP/S.1/Vol.VII/09/059, dated May 21, 2009 and captioned “Certificate of no objection for award of contract”, the BPP stated: “Having examined your request and all the documents forwarded confirms that the project has satisfied all due process requirements for issuance of no objection for the award of the contract”.
While giving the project name as “construction of Umuna Erosion Control Works at Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State”, BPP gave the name of the project contractor and cost as Messrs C.L.S. Limited and N119,632,175.30 respectively.
The BPP document which was signed by the Director General, Engr. Emeka M. Ezeh and Engr. Nebolisa O. Emodi, disclosed that the source of funding is the N120 million under the Ecological Fund as approved by Mr. President, while the implementing Ministry/Agency is the National Committee on Ecological Problems (NCEP)/Anambra-Imo River Basin Development Authority.
The question now is: When will this project, which was approved in May 21, 2009, take off? Until the project  commences and is completed, the villagers  remain refugees in their land.







http://business.highbeam.com/3548/article-1G1-134833878/works-commissioner-urges-fg-check-orlu-communities

Owerri, Aug 04, 2005 (Vanguard/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- IMO State Commissioner for Works, Housing and Transport, Chief Sonnie Hart-Ibe, has appealed to the Federal Government to urgently intervene in checking the massive flood devastatingUmuna and Uzoubi autonomous communities in Orlu local government area of the state.

Chief Hart-Ibe made the appeal when he paid an unscheduled inspection tour of the flood and sites at Umusasa, Primary School I and II, Umuna and Saint Joseph's Catholic Church, Umuna.

He noted that the reconstruction work along the Orlu-Eziachi-Nkwerre road escalated the problem and assured the people that government would come to their rescue.
Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 3:32pm On Oct 19
millionaireman:
The half-for-do culverts for drainage system meant to send Orlu flood into this hole dug by Okorocha govt near St Joseph's Catholic Church in the centre of Orlu. Flooding problems here worsened after these.
This is what B2mario mistakenly took for drainage system completed in Orlu. Instead, what is required is a less than 800 meter gutter/duct to channel the floods to the nearest valley.

This your photo pre-dates 2011 and it has outlived its usefulness. B2mario's own is more recent and shows that an attempt has been made by Okorocha led Government. Maybe the attempt wasn't successful but I want you to direct this issue to the relevant quarters which is FG led by Goodluck Jonathan. The contract was awarded by FG but seemed abandoned which lead to Okorocha involving the State funds as a palliative. I hope you will be courageous enough to address the FG or you will act like the typical Igbo betrayers and cowards.

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Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 3:22pm On Oct 19
vanbonattel:


oga, do you even know the boundaries of new owerri?

Dee sam mbakwe road and heroes square with the twin culvert you call bridge are all in the warehouse area, not new owerri.

the culvert is a shame, tiny and poorly done so that flood water will leap over it, get the real defi ition of bridge first. The culvert and Ochiedike road are is in old owerre.

Stop deceiving us and show us where my governor of three years build, not achievement of former governors of imo state.

Owerri mmamma nu o.


If indeed you are from Imo State and have been to Owerri in the past one month, you should have known that the bridges are now 4 and not 2 as you wrote above. What is your definition of bridge and its difference with culvert? The boundary of old and New Owerri today is Dee Sam road. In the past it was Nworie River.

I wrote earlier that Rochas did not build everything in New Owerri but he changed its face with provision of structures, refurbishing of old structures like the States secretariat and provision of several new roads widening the landmass and making available more free lands for development as seen in some of the pictures I posted earlier. Can you deny the fact that Ochiedike road was non-existent before 2012/2013?

I'm so sure that by the time I display IMSU junction here in December, your tune will change that it has always been in existence before Okorocha.
Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 2:49pm On Oct 19
vanbonattel:
nothing in new owerre was built by rochas. FACT.

While it will be absurd to attribute everything in New Owerri to Rochas, it is rather wicked to say nothing was built by him despite seeing pictures of Hero's square area, Heros apartments, Ochiedike Road area, Multiple bridges linking old and New Owerri, Dee Sam road and dozens of new dual roads within New Owerri area which some are still under construction like the one I posted above. Let your conscience always be the judge. Owerri today is leaving the typical Nigerian looks and it takes a good leader to do that. Imo State has little resources to work with but someone did wonders with the little in less than four years and it is not limited to Owerri but all nooks and crannies of the State. A wise man will accept that much has been done while a lot is yet to be done but the improvement is very positive and rather miraculous to me.

Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 2:07pm On Oct 19
Pearl of the east

Politics / Re: That Dome On The National Assembly! by Abagworo(m): 1:00pm On Oct 19
Assumpta "Mosque" Owerri.

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Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 9:50am On Oct 19
Park in New Owerri

Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 8:00am On Oct 19
I don't know the name of this road but it is under construction and 90% completed. The surprising thing is that as the road is ongoing so is most plots on it being built up with solid structures. It cuts into Nekede area and the area where multiple highrise diaspora estate is being built. The work on the estate is solid but slow. I was prevented from taking pictures by plain clothed policemen on duty there.

Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 7:47am On Oct 19
Freedom Square, Dee Sam road, Warehouse roundabout and ICC. These also happened in the last 2 years.

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Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 9:33pm On Oct 18
Bethel Amadi's campaign office and section of NV lounge.

Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 9:30pm On Oct 18
Ochie Dike Road area. This happened between 2012 and 2014.

Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 9:15pm On Oct 18
Mimi's and NV lounge one of the best clubs in West Africa if not the best.

Politics / Re: Few Pics From Imo State by Abagworo(m): 9:09pm On Oct 18
Serene area.

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