As the host communities of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), Imo State, demand over N2 billion from the institution for the land acquired some 30 years ago, the state government has promised to resolve the lingering dispute.
As all the DSTV and Shoprite shops in Owerri, the Imo State capital, were closed yesterday, combined team of police and other security agencies were seen guarding the premises of Shoprite located on Egbu Road.
A yet-to-be-identified lady has been found dead in Owerri, the capital of Imo State. The lifeless body of the fair-skinned lady was found beneath a bed in a hotel room in Owerri on Sunday, while her male partner, who also checked into the hotel, had fled.
The controversy that trails the RUGA resettlement scheme begins with the word RUGA itself. Some say it is an abbreviation of the title given to the scheme—Rural Grazing Area; others argue that there is no difference between it and Ranching. While others say it is generally regarded as Fulani settlement which in Hausa language is…