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    Ensure N78bn refunded to Rivers is accounted for, group tells Buhari

Ensure N78bn refunded to Rivers is accounted for, group tells Buhari

A group known as the Network for the Defence of Democratic and Good Governance (NDDGG) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the N78 billion refunded to Rivers state by the federal government is accounted for. Buhari had approved the refund of the money spent on repairing federal roads in the state. Last week, Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, thanked Buhari [...]

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    Wike sacks permanent secretary for ‘flouting COVID-19 guidelines ‘

Wike sacks permanent secretary for ‘flouting COVID-19 guidelines ‘

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has fired Sunny Okere, permanent secretary, establishment, for "flouting COVID-19 guidelines". The governor announced this in a statewide broadcast on Wednesday, saying the sack of the permanent secretary would serve as a lesson to others. Okere was accused of chasing enforcement officers away at a burial where more than the regulated number of persons were in [...]

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    ‘Your dollars won’t work in Edo guber’ — Wike taunts Ganduje

‘Your dollars won’t work in Edo guber’ — Wike taunts Ganduje

Nyesom Wike, Rivers governor and chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign for Edo governorship election, has taunted Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano governor, saying he cannot influence the election with his ''dollars''. Wike said this on Tuesday in response to comments by Ganduje, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign council for Edo governorship. Ganduje had said Wike would be sent [...]

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    ‘There’s no free dollar in Edo’ — PDP taunts Ganduje

‘There’s no free dollar in Edo’ — PDP taunts Ganduje

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taunted Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, over the jibe he threw at Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state. Ganduje, head of APC national campaign council for the Edo gubernatorial election, had accused the PDP of plotting to rig  the Edo election, saying Wike who is the head of the PDP campaign on Edo election, [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Why Buhari ignored the insults of Wike, Fayose

Femi Adesina: Why Buhari ignored the insults of Wike, Fayose

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari could have "dealt with" Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, and Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti, for combative remarks against the presidency. The presidential spokesman was reacting to Wike's invitation of Buhari for a state visit. Wike, a member of the opposing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), sent the invitation after the federal government approved the [...]

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    Wike: I’m happy APC is in crisis — I hope they continue to make mistakes

Wike: I’m happy APC is in crisis — I hope they continue to make mistakes

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says he is happy that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is in crisis. Wike told Arise Television in an interview that he is happy with the circumstances that brought Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He said he cannot pray for the APC not to make mistakes, and that the ruling [...]

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    Edo guber: PDP dissolves south-south caretaker c’ttee — after Wike’s outburst

Edo guber: PDP dissolves south-south caretaker c’ttee — after Wike’s outburst

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dissolved its south-south caretaker committee, a day before its primary election in Edo state. Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, announced via Twitter that a reconstituted caretaker committee will be chaired by Dan Orbih, immediate past chairman of the party in Edo state. “@OfficialPDPNig dissolves zonal South-South caretaker committee and hereby reconstitutes a fresh caretaker committee,” Ologbondiyan wrote. “The [...]

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    ‘Some PDP NWC members are tax collectors’ — Wike pulls out of reconciliation efforts in Edo

‘Some PDP NWC members are tax collectors’ — Wike pulls out of reconciliation efforts in Edo

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says some members of the national working committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are "tax collectors".The governor said this in reaction to allegations that he is responsible for an order restraining Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, from participating in the PDP primary election ahead of the governorship poll.A federal high court sitting [...]

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    ‘Obaseki was disqualified by someone who doesn’t have a certificate’ — Wike taunts Oshiomhole

‘Obaseki was disqualified by someone who doesn’t have a certificate’ — Wike taunts Oshiomhole

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says Godwin Obaseki, his Edo counterpart, was disqualified by someone who doesn't have a certificate. This is coming less than 24 hours after the two governors met at the government house in Port Harcourt amid reports that Obaseki might be on his way to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). On Friday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) [...]

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    Wike, slow down and take it easy

Wike, slow down and take it easy

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has been in the news lately for his exertions to contain the spread the spread of coronavirus in the state, and he has supporters on both sides of the aisle for his actions. Let me be clear: Wike, in my view, has good intentions for his people but his methods and style usually give [...]

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    Nwakaudu, Wike’s spokesman, is dead

Nwakaudu, Wike’s spokesman, is dead

Simeon Nwakaudu, a spokesman of Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, is dead. TheCable learnt Nwakaudu died on Sunday afternoon after a brief illness. He passed on at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) where he was being treated for an undisclosed ailment. He was until his death Wike's special assistant on electronic media. In a condolence message, Paulinus Nsirim, the state commissioner [...]

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    An open letter to Wike over his action on maritime sector

An open letter to Wike over his action on maritime sector

BY CHARLES ISICHIE I write as a citizen and businessman who is concerned about how some of the decisions you have taken in the management of the COVID-19 Pandemic affects the maritime sector within which I operate. I also intend to address how the current situation may ultimately affect the economy of the state and nation in general. Let me state from [...]

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    ‘I acted in good faith’ — Wike speaks on demolition of hotels

‘I acted in good faith’ — Wike speaks on demolition of hotels

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, has dismissed the criticisms which trailed the demolition of two hotels in the state, saying he acted in good faith. In a statewide broadcast, the governor accused one of the owners of the hotels of unleashing thugs on members of the state task force when they visited the facility. Earlier on Sunday, Prudent Hotel, Eleme was pulled down [...]

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    ‘It’s gross abuse of power’ — Lawyer tackles Wike over demolition of hotels

‘It’s gross abuse of power’ — Lawyer tackles Wike over demolition of hotels

Tope Akinyode, a human rights lawyer, has condemned the demolition of two hotels in Rivers under the supervision of Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state. According to the Rivers government, the hotels were demolished for flouting government's directive on the closure of hotels as part of efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the state. In a statement on Sunday, Akinyode faulted [...]

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    Wike: How a deputy commissioner of police sabotaged our efforts to check COVID-19 spread

Wike: How a deputy commissioner of police sabotaged our efforts to check COVID-19 spread

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, has accused a deputy commissioner of police, whose identity he did not disclose, of sabotaging the efforts of the state government during the lockdown. The governor had ordered a 24-hour lockdown in Port Harcourt and Obi Akpor local government areas of the state to prevent the spread of coronavirus. But on Thursday night, local security guards intercepted [...]

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    Wike: All oil workers coming into Rivers must show COVID-19 test results

Wike: All oil workers coming into Rivers must show COVID-19 test results

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says all oil workers coming into the state must show their COVID-19 test results before they are allowed in. In a statement on Monday, Simeon Nwakaudu, media aide to Wike, quoted the governor as saying all waivers earlier granted to oil and gas companies have been reviewed. The governor said his administration could not abandon residents "to [...]

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