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IPOB Can’t Speak For Igbo People – Dave Umahi
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IPOB Can’t Speak For Igbo People – Dave Umahi

Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has declared that the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, cannot speak for the people of the southeast. Umahi, who is the Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum, said IPOB can’t represent the interest of the Ndigbo. He spoke during a visit of Southeast governors to their counterpart in Rivers State, Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt. According to Wike: “We, Ndigbo, we do not support criminalities. Do not buy into any criminal that is from our side. I find it very funny when somebody is going to be claiming that part of Benue State must descend into his territory and part of Rivers State must descend into his territory. What sort of madness is that? “Even if there is a referendum, people must freely say where they want to belong to. You ...
Wike Signs Executive Order Proscribing IPOB, Lifts Curfew
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Wike Signs Executive Order Proscribing IPOB, Lifts Curfew

Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Wike, has signed an executive order to reinforce the ban on Indigenous Peoples Organization of Biafra and its activities in the State . The governor maintained that while Rivers remains the home to all tribes and ethnic nationalities , the state government is opposed to the presence and activities of the legally proscribed and anarchic IPOB and whatever it stands for in Rivers State . Governor Wike, in a state broadcast on Wednesday night, said while the Government acknowledges and appreciate the enormous contributions from non-indigenes to the political, social , and economic development of the State , it will neither accept nor allow any individual or group from within and outside to violate the peace , endanger lives and property under any guise ...
What Is Governor Of Rivers Doing In Edo? – Ize-Iyamu Complained About Wike In Edo State
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What Is Governor Of Rivers Doing In Edo? – Ize-Iyamu Complained About Wike In Edo State

Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu, APC gubernatorial candidate was captured lamenting about Wike’s presence while making a phone call after casting his vote in Edo. According to the guber candidate who was speaking to an unknown person at the other end of the call, he wondered what the Governor of Rivers State is doing, insisting that he has no business in Edo State despite the freedom of association. Watch the video below; https://youtu.be/tGNqhp43mmc
Edo 2020: Atiku Knocks Buhari Over Police Siege On Wike
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Edo 2020: Atiku Knocks Buhari Over Police Siege On Wike

Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, has reacted to the police siege on Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, who is currently in Edo State. Mr Wike, according to his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was barred from leaving a hotel he lodged in at the state capital, Benin City. He is the national campaign chairman of the state ruling party on whose platform Godwin Obaseki, the state governor is seeking a second term in office. His major challenger, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and enjoys the support of erstwhile national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole. While leaders of the PDP are said to be under police siege, leaders of the APC are reportedly moving around freely despite restrictions on vehicular moment. TODAY POLITICS as a...
Edo Election: IGP Asks Wike To Leave Edo State, Rivers Governor Refuses
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Edo Election: IGP Asks Wike To Leave Edo State, Rivers Governor Refuses

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Friday alleged a siege to his hotel in Benin City by the police, restricting his movement ahead of the governorship elections in the state. The governor, who spoke exclusively to Channels TV says he is in the state to monitor the election on behalf of his party and insists he won’t leave the state. He said, “As the Chairman of the National Campaign Council (of the PDP), I came in here with some of my colleagues; I was in the hotel. Around 2 o’clock in the afternoon, the IG (Inspector General of Police) called. “I think they called my orderly; I don’t know how they got his number and then I spoke with the IG and he said I must leave Edo State. I said ‘for what?’ He said because my being here may cause a crisis. I said how will it cause cri...
Don’t Come To Edo With Bullion Vans” – Tambuwal Mocks APC Bigwigs
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Don’t Come To Edo With Bullion Vans” – Tambuwal Mocks APC Bigwigs

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council Chairman, Nyesom Wike has declared that Governor Godwin Obaseki would win the Edo governorship election convincingly. Wike, who is also the Governor of Rivers State, made the assertion at the Grand Finale of the Edo PDP Campaign held at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City. Wike said the convincing evidence on ground has shown the general acceptance of the party by the electorate. He stated that with the achievements of the last four years, it would be impossible for Obaseki not to be declared the winner. The Rivers governor however urged Edo people not to take things for granted but turn out in large numbers to vote the candidate of PDP. “By the grace of God, the election has been won by Governor Obaseki...
I Will Be Happy If Obaseki Joins PDP – Wike
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I Will Be Happy If Obaseki Joins PDP – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has stated he would be a happy should his Edo counterpart, Godwin Obaseki, joins the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP). Obaseki has been disqualified by the All Progressives Congress(APC) from the primary that will produce a candidate for the party ahead of the September governorship race in Edo over alleged "defective qualifications." There had been pressure on Obaseki to cross over to the PDP and pick its governorship ticket. Wike, who hosted Obaseki in a private meeting on Sunday, said he would gladly welcome the Edo Governor to the PDP fold. Speaking with reporters on Monday at the Government House Port-Harcourt, the Governor also blasted the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), alleging it has become toothless under APC. Wike said: “Ordinar...
Obaseki Visits Wike At Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt
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Obaseki Visits Wike At Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike on Sunday received his embattled Edo counterpart Godwin Obaseki at the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt. Details of the meeting were sketchy but there were speculations they might not be unconnected with the political future of Obaseki, who has been disqualified from contesting the primaries of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Edo.
Rivers State Govt Issues New Guidelines For Burial Ceremonies, Defaulters To Pay N10m Fine
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Rivers State Govt Issues New Guidelines For Burial Ceremonies, Defaulters To Pay N10m Fine

Rivers state government has released new guidelines on how burial ceremonies will henceforth be conducted in the state adding that defaulters of these new guidelines will have to pay a fine of N10 million. The new Executive Order signed by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and released today June 8, is to help check the spread of COVID19 in the state. According to the new order, residents of the state who wish to carry out any burial ceremony will have to apply for approval from the state governor through the Commissioner for Health. The application must come with a death certificate which must indicate whether the deceased died from COVID19 or not. The application for approval must also come with a written undertaken from the applicant that he or she will pay a fine of N1...
Governor Wike Compensates Victims Of 2019 Election Violence With N450 Million
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Governor Wike Compensates Victims Of 2019 Election Violence With N450 Million

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has released the sum of N450 million as compensation for the victims of violence in the 2019 presidential election in Abonnema community of Akuku-Toru Local Government Area. The beneficiaries include those who lost their lives, sustained bullet wounds, lost valuable items and were arrested and detained by the Nigerian Army. The victims were allegedly attacked by soldiers who were drafted to the area to maintain law and order during the last presidential election. No fewer than 37 persons lost their lives during the 2019 presidential election in Abonnema, Daily Sun reports. Governor Wike, when he visited the community after the election to commiserate with the people, had promised to assist with compensation for the violence and mayhem u...
Wike Says 60% Of COVID-19 Cases In Rivers Are Oil Workers
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Wike Says 60% Of COVID-19 Cases In Rivers Are Oil Workers

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that 60 per cent of coronavirus cases recorded in the state are from oil workers returning from rigs. Governor Wike disclosed this when the Management Team of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited paid him a courtesy visit at Government House Port Harcourt. He stated that it is for this reason that the state government has insisted that oil workers coming into the state must be tested to confirm their coronavirus status. The Rivers state Governor also said that the Nigeria Air Force Base, Port Harcourt, recently quarantined 14 oil workers out, which three tested positive, just as he commended Exxon Mobil for their gesture. “Just yesterday the Nigerian Air Force base quarantined 14 oil workers. Three of them tested positive for COVI...
Leo Dasilva Reacts As Wike Pulls Down Two Hotels In Rivers State (Photo)
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Leo Dasilva Reacts As Wike Pulls Down Two Hotels In Rivers State (Photo)

Former Big Brother Nigeria housemate, Leo Da Silva has reacted to the now-trending news that Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor has pulled down two hotels in the state for violating the lockdown orders. Speaking via his official Twitter handle, the reality TV star stated that he hopes Wike is putting as much efforts that he is putting on lockdown of the state on testing and isolation capacity also. He wrote: “I hope the energy Governor Wike is using to enforce the lockdown, he is also using it to increase testing and isolation centre capacity in Rivers state. Fighting this virus is not about being performative but being readily effective.”  
Wike Begins Demolition Of Rivers State Hotels
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Wike Begins Demolition Of Rivers State Hotels

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, at the weekend made good his threat to demolish hotels operating in Port Harcourt, the state capital despite the ongoing 24-hour lockdown to check spread of coronavirus pandemic. The Governor, while placing the capital city, comprising Port Harcourt and Obio-Akpo local government areas on curfew, vowed to pull down hotels operating during the lockdown and buildings, whose shops opened for business. A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Paulinus Nsirim, said some hotels were already found culpable of disobeying Wike’s lockdown directive. Nsirim identified the defaulting hotels as Prodest Hotel, Alode, Eleme and Edemeteh Hotel, Onne. He said they would be demolished in line with the Governor’s executive order. Wike stunn...
Wike Has No Legal Authority To Confiscate Citizens Properties – Adegboruwa
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Wike Has No Legal Authority To Confiscate Citizens Properties – Adegboruwa

Foremost human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), on Saturday said Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has no right under the law to confiscate property of citizens who allegedly flouted the lockdown order in the state. The Rivers State Government had directed its Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice to auction all vehicles that were impounded for violating the state’s lockdown directive. But in a statement titled: ‘The Emerging Dictatorship in Rivers State’ Adegboruwa said the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria grants unfettered access to property which cannot be taken with Executive fiat as being done by the governor. The statement reads: “The Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency Mr. Nyesom Wike, is a lawyer, which should be an added advantage to...
Gov Wike Arrests 14 Men Hidden in Trailers Conveying Cows from the North
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Gov Wike Arrests 14 Men Hidden in Trailers Conveying Cows from the North

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, ordered the arrest of 14 men who hid inside trailers conveying cows from the North into the state, on Thursday night, May 7. The men hid inside the trailers so as to enter the state despite ban on Interstate travel. They were intercepted by security agents stationed at the state borders. Governor Wike has summarily declared that the 14 people are to be tested first for Coronavirus and then charged to court while the cows and trailer would be auctioned.
Oil Workers Must Show Covid-19 Results Before Entering Rivers – Governor Wike
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Oil Workers Must Show Covid-19 Results Before Entering Rivers – Governor Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says all oil workers seeking to come into the state must get the government’s permit and present their coronavirus “status” before they can be allowed entry. This was contained in a statement issued on Monday by his media aide, Simeon Nwakaudu, which was posted on Facebook. According to Nwakaudu, the governor alleged that the latest of the coronavirus cases recorded in the state was flown into Port Harcourt by Bristow Helicopters from an offshore oilfield facility in Akwa Ibom State on the 29th of April 2020. The statement read in part, “Given the threat posed to the state by oil and gas company workers, it has reviewed all entry waivers and permits earlier granted to oil and gas companies. “From now on, requests for waivers and entry per...
Governor Nyesom Wike Places Port Harcourt on Total Lockdown
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Governor Nyesom Wike Places Port Harcourt on Total Lockdown

In a bid to stop the importation of the novel Coronavirus to the state, Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that any oil worker who intends to come into the state for work, must present his or her COVID-19 test result before they will be allowed access into the state. River state currently has 14 confirmed cases of COVID19. He gave the order during a state wide broadcast today May 4. ''In the last few days, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control has diagnosed several positive cases of COVID-19 infections in the State, some of whom were persons flown into the State by Oil and Gas Companies for their operations. The latest of these positive cases was the 14th case who was flown in to Port Harcourt as recent as Wednesday the 29th of April 2020 by Bristow Helicopters...
We Can’t Accept Expired Rice, Hunger Won’t Kill Us – Wike Tells FG
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We Can’t Accept Expired Rice, Hunger Won’t Kill Us – Wike Tells FG

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said he is not interested in getting accolades from the Federal Government in his bid to protect Rivers State from being ravaged by COVID-19. Wike also said his concern about the neglect of Rivers State in the COVID-19 fight by the Federal Government was always misconstrued for confrontation. The Rivers State Governor made this known during a statewide broadcast on Friday, while also speaking on the effort of the state government towards eliminating COVID-19 from the state. On the distribution of palliatives from the federal government, Wike said he rejected the over 1000 bags of rice because they were expired, adding that it was wrong for the Federal government to have asked Rivers State to go and take delivery of the trucks of rice in Cal...
Children of Dead COVID19 Patient and the Pastor Praying for his Recovery, Test positive for Coronavirus in Rivers
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Children of Dead COVID19 Patient and the Pastor Praying for his Recovery, Test positive for Coronavirus in Rivers

Two children of a deceased COVID19 patient and his pastor who was praying for his recovery, have all tested positive for the novel virus in Rivers state. This was disclosed by the state governor, Nyesom Wike, during a press briefing held in Port Harcourt, the state capital today May 1st. The governor in his briefing, said the pattern of transmission of the novel virus in the state has shown that most of the cases were imported. He accused the security agents of sabotaging his government's efforts to curb the spread of the virus. The State has recorded 13 cases with two deaths.   "The logical conclusion therefore, is that the pattern of transmission of COVID-19 in the State is evidentially predicated on outside importation just as the rate of infection and progressio...
Wike Orders Immediate Deportation Of Almajiris From Rivers State
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Wike Orders Immediate Deportation Of Almajiris From Rivers State

In more measures to curb the spread of coronavirus in Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike, has ordered the immediate deportation of almajiris and other street beggars from the state with immediate effect. Governor Wike gave the order on Monday in a statewide broadcast on COVID-19. He said it became necessary to deport the almajiris because of the dimension COVID-19 is beginning to take in the country. The Governor also announced a 24-hour total lockdown in parts of Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt city Local Government Areas including; Elakahia, Stadium Road, Rumuomasi and Rumuobiakani, just as he warned residents of Oyigbo, Rumukwurusi and Rumuokoro to stay indoors. Governor Wike, therefore, said the Rivers State Taskforce will be inaugurated on Tuesday since the Police and oth...
I Don’t Take Orders From Abuja But Rivers People – Wike To Buhari
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I Don’t Take Orders From Abuja But Rivers People – Wike To Buhari

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said he would not receive orders from President Muhammadu Buhari regarding exempting oil companies from flying into his state. Wike, lamenting about flights still entering Rivers, said the state government is ready to fight to protect its people rather than endanger lives by allowing oil companies and expatriates to enter the state. He said he would only receive instructions when there is a dialogue with Buhari, adding that he is not one of the ‘Beggar governors’ who visit Abuja to beg for funds for their states. According to him, Nigeria is not a military government but a federal state. Speaking during a press briefing on Friday, Wike stressed that the state does not have N10bn to make isolation centres to treat Rivers people, hence...
Wike Has No Right To Order Arrest Of Pilots – Hadi Sirika
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Wike Has No Right To Order Arrest Of Pilots – Hadi Sirika

Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, says aviation matters are on the exclusive list of the federal government, faulting the order of Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, that two pilots of Caverton Helicopters should be arrested. The governor had accused Caverton Helicopter of violating the lockdown order imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. After their arrest, the pilots were subsequently arraigned at a magistrate’s court and remanded in prison till May. The airline had kicked against the remand of the pilots, saying aviation authorities granted it the permission to fly into Rivers state. At a press briefing organised by the presidential task force on COVID-19, Sirika corroborate the position of Caverton Helicopters, accusing the security operatives who arrested the pi...
River State Governor, Wike Announces Arrest Of Bobrisky
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River State Governor, Wike Announces Arrest Of Bobrisky

Governor Nyesom Wike has announced the arrest of Bobrisky in less 24 hours after he placed a N30m bounty on the notorious cultist from Gokana area of the state. The Rivers State Governor confirmed the arrest of Bobrisky by the Nigerian army, while hosting leaders of Rumuolumeni Community at the Government House Port Harcourt on Friday August 9. “The Army has captured Bobrisky of Gokana. I will pay the bounty that I promised to the Nigerian Army. “Anyone who generates insecurity in Rivers State, I am ready to pay any amount to ensure the arrest of that person” he said. Governor Wike also pleaded with community leaders to provide information about criminals in their communities to the State Security council.
Nyesom Wike Has Announced Partial Lockdown Of Rivers State
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Nyesom Wike Has Announced Partial Lockdown Of Rivers State

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike has announced partial lockdown of Rivers State. He also suspended operations of night clubs, cinemas and public parks as part of measures to prevent the coronavirus pandemic. Though the state has not recorded any positive case of the pandemic, Wike has been rolling out measures to stop the virus from getting to Rivers, including closing public and private schools and directing restrictions in religious and transport activities. In his latest announcement in Monday, the Governor said significant public places would remain closed till further notice beginning from March 24. He insistee that his government was committed to protecting the residents. Wike, in a state broadcast, directed religious groups to temporarily stop all forms of open worshi...
Oshiomole, Wike all Smiles at a Function in Delta
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Oshiomole, Wike all Smiles at a Function in Delta

Last week, APC National chairman, Adams Oshiomole and Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, were both issuing statements and counter statements, attacking themselves over the Supreme court verdict, nullifying the election of former Bayelsa state governor-elect, David Lyon. While Oshiomole said the judgement will not be obeyed, Wike issued a statement blasting him for making a statement that can ''lead to chaos in the country.'' Today February 23rd, both men set aside their political differences as they were all smiles at the thanksgiving service for deputy senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege in Delta state.  
Osinbajo, Wike, Okowa, Others Attend Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege’s Thanksgiving Service in Delta
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Osinbajo, Wike, Okowa, Others Attend Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege’s Thanksgiving Service in Delta

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha, State Governors Ifeanyi Okowa, Nyesom Wike, Nasiru El-Rufai, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar and Hope Uzodinma, stormed Effurun, Delta State for the Thanksgiving Service of the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege today February 23rd. Omo-Agege had the thanksgiving to celebrate his re-election and elevation as the deputy senate president. The thanksgiving mass was held at the Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Church, Effurun. See more photos below.
You Are A Man Without Character – Wike To Oshiomhole
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You Are A Man Without Character – Wike To Oshiomhole

The ongoing clash between the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, continued on Saturday when the governor described the party chairman as a man without character. Oshiomhole had, after the Supreme Court judgment that gave the Peoples Democratic Party victory in the Bayelsa State governorship election on Thursday, stated that nobody would be sworn in the South-South state the following day. But the swearing-in held amid protests and violence, leading to declaration of a three-day curfew in the state. Wike also dismissed Oshiomhole’s claim that he (Wike) was a violent politician, adding that the APC national chairman’s bitterness stemmed from the fact that he and his political party were stopped fro...
Court Reinstates Permanent Secretaries Sacked by Wike
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Court Reinstates Permanent Secretaries Sacked by Wike

Succor came for the six out the 14 Permanent Secretaries sacked by the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, in 2015, as the National Industrial Court (NIC) sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, reinstated them into the State Civil Service. The court declared the action of removing and compulsorily retiring the affected senior civil servants by the governor as unconstitutional, ultra vires, null and void. The six permanent secretaries, who got favourable judgment at the NIC yesterday are Samuel Woka, Kadibo Brown, Nuka Nwikpasi, Orlu Auguatine, Minabelem Weai and Ngozi Abu. Ruling on the case brought before him by the aggrieved permanent secretaries, the presiding judge, Bashar Alkali, held that the State Government overstepped its constitutional bounds by treating the civil servants...
Race For PDP Governors’ Forum Chairman Rages, As Rivers Lobby For Tambuwal
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Race For PDP Governors’ Forum Chairman Rages, As Rivers Lobby For Tambuwal

As the battle for who emerges as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum Chairman rages, it was learnt that the Rivers State government is lobbying for Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal. The new Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, who will take over from the outgoing governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, is likely to emerge on Sunday before the PDP National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting scheduled for Monday. While it was gathered that the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike is lobbying for Tambuwal, it was also gathered that some governors are backing Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom as the rightful person for the position. Those backing Ortom said that the Benue state governor has strong characters that cannot be easily manipulated, noting his posi...
Nigerian Army Has Lost Its Integrity – Wike
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Nigerian Army Has Lost Its Integrity – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said on Sunday the Nigerian Army has lost its integrity for allegedly aiding elections rigging in the country. Wike, who stated this at a church service marking the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration in Port Harcourt, noted that Nigerians would never honour members of the Armed Forces involved in election rigging. He said: “We are not honouring those who are unprofessional and carry ballot boxes to influence the electoral process. I urge members of the Armed Forces to choose the right path in the interest of the country. “It is unfortunate that the military has lost its integrity because of some unprofessional personnel. Nobody is afraid of the military because of their unprofessional conduct. Those who come to rig election or kill Rive...
Wike vs Dickson: As internal crisis hit PDP’s stronghold
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Wike vs Dickson: As internal crisis hit PDP’s stronghold

As the feud between Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and his Bayelsa State counterpart, Seriake Dickson , continues unresolved , stakeholders are of the view that the Soku Oil Wells issue is only being used as a platform to vent their anger based on irreconcilable political differences, CHUKWUDI AKASIKE writes Before now, many in the South- South geopolitical zone were aware of the unity among the governors of the zone . At a point , during the Rotimi Amaechi administration in Rivers State, the BRACED Commission was formed to foster unity among the six states that make up the South- South zone . BRACED then stood for Bayelsa, Rivers , Akwa Ibom , Cross River , Edo and Delta states . They did a lot together and later met to review their states ’ performances concerning political a...
Gov. Wike Hands Over 32 Vehicles To Rivers House Of Assembly Members
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Gov. Wike Hands Over 32 Vehicles To Rivers House Of Assembly Members

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike handed over 32 Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) to members of the Rivers state House of Assembly over the weekend. Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Ikuinyi Ibani made the news available to IgbereTV. He said, “the governor handed to us the keys of official cars that belong to members of the State Assembly. This is how it should be and we are very grateful to him for providing such leadership and ensuring that members welfare are always given priority. “Members shall continue to give meaningful contribution in their service and their productivity will be higher. On behalf of the Rivers State House of Assembly, we have sent our Christmas wishes before now and it is our wish that God will grant him the enablement to continue to do what is right for the p...
Bayelsa: Wike Says Dickson Traded Off Bayelsa To APC But Was Blocked By Silva
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Bayelsa: Wike Says Dickson Traded Off Bayelsa To APC But Was Blocked By Silva

Wike accused Dickson of trading the State to APC to avoid EFCC probe. The rift between the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, and his counterpart in Bayelsa, Seriake Dickson, on Monday, December 23, took another twist as the former accused the the latter of anti-party. PM reports that Wike accused him of trading off the State governorship post in exchange for protection from Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) probe. Legit.ng gathered Wike alleged that Dickson struck a deal with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to lose the state in exchange for protection from the EFCC after handing over. It would be noted that the APC’s Lyon David defeated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Senator Douye Diri, in the November 16 governorship poll. It was the f...
Dickson Attacks Wike, Says Bayelsa Not ‘Annex Of Rivers’
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Dickson Attacks Wike, Says Bayelsa Not ‘Annex Of Rivers’

Bayelsa governor, Seriake Dickson, has warned his counterpart in Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, not to see Bayelsa as an annex of Rivers State. “Let me put it on record, this is the first time I will formally respond to Wike’s childishness in this formal way. I have always ignored with pain and regret all the previous vituperations and his attempt to belittle and intimidate this state and our leadership. “His unfriendliness towards this state is not hidden. It’s not just me, it’s about our state and our people, he has done that a couple of times but I decided to stomach it for several reasons,” Mr Dickson said on Saturday while briefing reporters in Yenagoa. Mr Dickson’s remarks at the briefing is contained in a statement issued on Sunday afternoon by his spokesperson, Fidelis S...
Again, Wike Declares Rivers Christian State
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Again, Wike Declares Rivers Christian State

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has again declared the State as a Christian State, adding that he owes no one any apology. The Governor spoke at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Holy Ghost Rally, which held at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium on Sunday. He said, “But for God, the enemies would have taken over the state. I thank the Church for standing firm. “They prayed for God’s will to be done and God’s will was done. But for your prayers, I won’t be here as Rivers State Governor. “Anytime I have the opportunity, I repeat the declaration with authority and I owe nobody an apology. I am standing on solid authority. Rivers is a Christian state.” Wike said he remained Governor due to God’s intervention. He said God dislodged “forces of darkness” who...
Fans Storm Streets To Welcome Tacha In Port Harcourt
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Fans Storm Streets To Welcome Tacha In Port Harcourt

Fans of Big Brother Naija star, Tacha have taken to the streets of Port Harcourt to welcome the reality star home with lots of excitement and cheerfulness. It would be recalled that on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, Tacha made an unexpected move by deactivating her Instagram page for an unknown reason. The action left many of her fans puzzled as she didn’t give any heads up before the deactivation. However, many believed the deactivation was a strategic action to announce something big. Well, it may seem like she didn’t disappoint as the self-acclaimed Port-Harcourt first daughter has decided to have a homecoming at her place of origin. The reality star who is from Rivers state is set to engage in a meet and greet session with her fans. She is also set to meet the Governor of the...
I Never Knew My Opponent Till Days To Election – Wike
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I Never Knew My Opponent Till Days To Election – Wike

Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Wike , has said that he never knew the candidate of the African Action Congress , Biokpomabo Awara , until a few days to the governorship election in March 2019 . Wike also stated that he never doubted that the Supreme Court would confirm his reelection since Awara couldn ’ t have won an election he ( Awara) didn ’ t contest . The governor said from the beginning , the AAC candidate never posed any problem to him because he ( Awara) was unknown to Rivers people. Wike who spoke in Port Harcourt on Saturday said he only got to know of Awara about two days to the election. He said , “I expected the confirmation because the law is clear . The man who is challenging me never contested any election; so , he couldn ’ t have won . It is so painful , b...
Fayemi, Wike’s Newfound Friendship Set Tongues Wagging
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Fayemi, Wike’s Newfound Friendship Set Tongues Wagging

There is no gainsaying the fact that recent weeks have been challenging for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The opposition party has been battling with cold since one of its pillar of strength , perceived financier and governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, sneezed. The party has suffered one sleepless night after the other since the Rivers State governor stormed out of the venue of the presidential primaries of the party from which Alhaji Atiku Abubakar emerged the presidential candidate of the PDP in the build-up to the 2019 general elections. Since then, he has taken various other actions that left the minders of the party worried. For instance, in the aftermath of the National Assembly elections where Hon. Kingsley Chinda, the candidate he and other party chieftains suppo...
Wike lied…..he demolished my mosque – Asari-Dokubo (Video)
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Wike lied…..he demolished my mosque – Asari-Dokubo (Video)

Asari Dokubo, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force (NDPSF), has accused Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, of lying about the demolition of a mosque in the state. Asari said he and his family worship at the mosque located at Trans-Amadi in Port Harcourt, and that the property was legally acquired. The governor had denied demolishing the mosque, saying there was no building on the site at the time of the clearance exercise. “It is most unfortunate that fickle minded persons will claim that a mosque was demolished at this place, when no mosque existed here. The story was concocted by mischief makers to score cheap points,” he said. But Asari said Wike is lying, and asked why he carried out a demolition exercise on the site if there was no mosque in the location. He...
Mosque Demolition: Ganduje Threatens Wike With Legal Action, Despite Denial
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Mosque Demolition: Ganduje Threatens Wike With Legal Action, Despite Denial

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has vowed to institute legal action against Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, over the alleged demolition of Rainbow Town Central Mosque located at Trans-Amadi area of Port Harcourt. Reports had circulated on August 26 on social media about the demolition which was alleged to have happened on August 20. Ganduje, in a statement by his chief press secretary, Abba Anwar, described the “sad story of Mosque demolition in Rivers state as shocking and promised that necessary lawful action must be taken over the happening.” The statement said Ganduje would institute “legal action against this demolition of the Mosque as well contest it with appropriate authorities for redress.” Mr Anwar quoted the governor saying: “We received this informa...
Governor Nyesom Wike promises N30m reward for information that’ll lead to arrest of Bobrisky
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Governor Nyesom Wike promises N30m reward for information that’ll lead to arrest of Bobrisky

Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State has promised to give N30 million to anyone who gives useful information that will lead to the arrest of those who killed a Director with the Rivers State Government during the Choba crisis as well as the capture of notorious criminal called Bobrisky in Gokana Local Government Area.   Wike made the pledge on Thursday, August 8th when he handed over 40 Patrol Vans fitted with Communication Gadgets to Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), See 4 Eye, Police Anti-Kidnapping, Police Anti-Cultism, Federal Road Safety Corps and Eagle Crime at the Government House Port Harcourt.   He also declared that the state government was fully prepared to tackle insecurity and would do everything required to protect lives and property, decl...
Revolution Now Protest Fails To Hold In Rivers State
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Revolution Now Protest Fails To Hold In Rivers State

The proposed nationwide “#Revolutionnow” protest on Monday did not hold in Rivers state. The Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike had on Sunday warned against the embattled Omoyele Sowore initiated protest in the state, directing all security operatives to be on guard to foil any of such protest and arrest participants. Today, Security agencies in Port Harcourt, defied the all-day rains to Man all strategic protest places in the capital City, especially the Isaac Boro Park, near the state House apparently to foil all forms of gathering to ensure no break down of law and order in the state. Meanwhile, there was no gathering of any kind, business activities are going on as usual in the area. The statement signed by Wike’s personal Assistant on Electronic media, Simeon Nwakudu Sunday...
Governor Wike Sacks Blessing Chimezie Didia, Rivers State University VC, Deputy
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Governor Wike Sacks Blessing Chimezie Didia, Rivers State University VC, Deputy

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has sacked the Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Prof. Blessing Chimezie Didia. Also sacked is the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Magnus Oruwari. In a statement sent to Igbere TV by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Rivers State, Dagogo Adonye Hart, he said the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), Prof. Opuenebo B. Owei will now act as Vice Chancellor. The statement which did not disclose reasons for the sack of the VC and his Deputy, announced the suspension of the ongoing employment exercise at the university. Full Statement, “Rivers State Governor and Visitor of the Rivers State University, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has relieved the Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Prof Blessing Ch...
Wike, Makinde React To Gbajabiamila’s Alleged Attempt To Impose Minority Leaders
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Wike, Makinde React To Gbajabiamila’s Alleged Attempt To Impose Minority Leaders

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike Thursday condemned the alleged attempt by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to impose leaders on the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Wike described the move as treachery which was not surprising. Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Governor of Oyo State, Oluseyi Makinde, at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday, Wike regretted that trading has been placed above party loyalty at the House. The governor stated that he was purely a party loyalist who believes in the ideals of the PDP. He said: “I am not surprised. When you have traders and merchants, what do you expect? “It is unfortunate for those who do not understand what politics is all about. I am a core party man. I believe in the party”...
Rivers State Government Rejects RUGA Settlements
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Rivers State Government Rejects RUGA Settlements

Rivers State Government has stated that it will not participate in the planned settlements for herdsmen. In a statement released and signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Paulinus Nsiri, the government said the state has no land for the implementation of such a policy. It noted that in his second term as Governor, Nyesom Wike has prioritized commercial agriculture, hence all available arable land in the state would be needed to drive commercial agriculture across the state to create employment for Rivers youths. The State Government emphasized that it has not given any approval for the siting of Ruga settlements anywhere in Rivers State and no such approval will ever come from the Rivers State Government. The statement reiterated that the Governor would conti...
FFK Commends Wike For Declaring Rivers State A Christian State
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FFK Commends Wike For Declaring Rivers State A Christian State

Former aviation minister,Femi Fani-Kayode has commended the governor of Rivers state,Barr.Nyesom Wike on his controversial statement that Rivers state is a Christian state and remains so. The statement which generated a lot of controversy from various quarters due to its sensitive nature has been condemned by various Muslim groups, however the ex minister has come to the defence of the Rivers state Governor, He wrote" " ""I have not seen my friend Nyesom Wike, Gov. of Rivers state, for some time so I shall use this medium to commend his courage and faith by boldly declaring that Rivers state is a Christian state and shall always be one. The Lord honors those who honor Him. Well spoken my brother."
MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State
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MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State

PRESS RELEASE: CHRISTIAN STATE: CALL WIKE TO ORDER NOW The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, declared two days ago that the state is a Christian State. The governor made the statement during a crusade organized by the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Church in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State. However, an Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on stakeholders in the Nigerian project to call Wike to order. In a press statement distributed on Thursday, 27th June, 2019, MURIC described the governor’s statement as audacious, unguarded and reckless. The statement was signed by the Director of the organization, Professor Ishaq Akintola. “At a time when Nigeria is facing religious and ethnic crises, a state governor still has the temerity...
“No More Amnesty For Cultists” – Wike
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“No More Amnesty For Cultists” – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says his administration would no longer grant amnesty to cultists who surrender their arms because they return to crime after amnesty is granted. Mr Wike said this on Tuesday when he received Ekpeye traditional rulers from Ahoada East and Ahoada West Local Government Areas of the state at the Government House, Port Harcourt. The monarchs visited the governor to submit arms retrieved from repentant criminals in the area after a local amnesty programme. “We granted amnesty in the past and some boys went back to crime. For now, we are doing what is called, ‘bending over’. If they renege, the law will take its course. When the court binds you over, it will be difficult for you to renege,” Wike said. He also said that the government would not ...
Wike Sacks Rivers Road Agency Management
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Wike Sacks Rivers Road Agency Management

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Monday, asked the management of the Rivers State Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Agency to leave office. A statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, said the directive was with immediate effect. “The members of the Agency have been directed by the Rivers State Governor to hand over all documents and property of the Agency to the Director of Administration,” it said. The statement added that the governor will meet with the Chairman and members of the Rivers State Senior Secondary Schools Board by 3pm on Monday at the Executive Council Chamber of the Government House, Port Harcourt. The meeting is expected to discuss the recent incident at a secondary school in the state. A video of students in disar...