Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tag "Nyesom Wike"

    Kidnappers, cultists, armed robbers to get death penalty in Rivers

Kidnappers, cultists, armed robbers to get death penalty in Rivers

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, has warned kidnappers and cultists to leave the state or risk death sentence.The warning is coming on the heels of the amendment of the state anti-kidnapping law prescribing death sentence for criminals involved in cultism, robbery and kidnapping.The governor said this on Tuesday in Port Harcourt in a statewide broadcast on the killing of Johnson [...]

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    Amaechi says Wike is playing ‘witchcraft’ politics

Amaechi says Wike is playing ‘witchcraft’ politics

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, is playing “witchcraft" politics in the state.Amaechi said this on Monday in reaction to the killings in parts of Rivers.Thirty persons were reportedly killed in two separate attacks in the state, including in Omoku community.In an address to Rivers citizens, Amaechi accused the governor of “failing” in his [...]

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    Silverbird to honour Wike, Aisha Buhari, Emefiele

Silverbird to honour Wike, Aisha Buhari, Emefiele

Silverbird Television has announced the winners of the 2017 edition of its yearly awards "instituted to recognise individuals who have affected the lives of Nigerians positively".In a statement issued on Thursday, the organisation said the public had voted Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, as the Silverbird Man of the Year for 2017."Wike was nominated for the award for embarking on [...]

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    Wike: Just like insurgency fund, $1bn should also be voted for Ogoni clean-up

Wike: Just like insurgency fund, $1bn should also be voted for Ogoni clean-up

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, says the $1 billion approved by governors reportedly for the fight against insurgency is illegal.He said this on Friday while speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja.Wike said while the fight against insurgency remains vital, such an approval is against the law.He said the same amount [...]

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    Amaechi: Wike thinks about me even when he’s in toilet

Amaechi: Wike thinks about me even when he’s in toilet

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has just one agenda which is “Amaechi”.The minister, who governed Rivers between 2007 and 2015, said this when he featured on Question Time, a programme on Channels Television.“The governor has just one agenda – if he is in his toilet, ‘Amaechi’; if he is outside his toilet, ‘Amaechi’,” [...]

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    Wike comes under attack from PDP group for ‘insulting Yoruba’

Wike comes under attack from PDP group for ‘insulting Yoruba’

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, has been criticised by the Congress of Yoruba Sons and Daughters within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over his alleged insult of the Yoruba.According to the group, Wike said the Yoruba were insignificant in the PDP and also insulted former President Olusegun Obasanjo.Dayo Ogunjebe, chairman of the group, speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, [...]

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    Rivers APC: PDP stakeholders refer to Wike as ‘Port Harcourt ATM’

Rivers APC: PDP stakeholders refer to Wike as ‘Port Harcourt ATM’

The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that Nyesom Wike, the governor, is using state funds "to play Father Christmas in his dying party”.In a statement on Monday, Chukwuemeka Eze, media aide to Davies Ikanya, chairman of the Rivers APC, said PDP stakeholders refer to Wike as Port Harcourt ATM.He alleged that the governor spent [...]

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    Dokpesi kicks, says governors have decided winners of PDP convention

Dokpesi kicks, says governors have decided winners of PDP convention

Raymond Dokpesi, a chairmanship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says governors have hijacked the convention of the party.Addressing reporters at Eagle Square, Abuja, on Saturday, Dokpesi described the process as unfair.He said delegates were given a list of candidates to support, and that the organisers of the convention had become helpless.“Since we started voting about three hours ago, [...]

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    Bode George: Why I withdrew from the brazen fraud called convention

Bode George: Why I withdrew from the brazen fraud called convention

Olabode George, one of the nine aspirants who sought to lead the opposition party, withdrew at the dying minutes.George announced his decision to withdraw from the race moments after the convention screening committee had cleared him for the exercise.He blamed the party for not micro-zoning the office of the national chairman, saying the Yoruba in the race have been treated [...]

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    Wike says Buhari needs ministers like Dalung

Wike says Buhari needs ministers like Dalung

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says President Muhammadu Buhari needs people like Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, in his cabinet.Dalung has been subjected to criticisms over some controversial remarks but Wike believes he is doing a good jobSpeaking when the minister paid a courtesy call on him at the government house in Port Harcourt, the state capital, [...]

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    ‘I narrowly escaped being shot’ — Amaechi counters Wike’s claim

‘I narrowly escaped being shot’ — Amaechi counters Wike’s claim

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he "narrowly" escaped being shot by security men attached to Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state.Wike had earlier alleged that he was attacked by security operatives attached to the minister.Convoys of the two men clashed on Saturday along Trans-Amadi road, Nwaja axis, in Port-Harcourt.In a statement, Amaechi alleged that "gun-totting security men attached to [...]

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    Wike: Amaechi’s security aides attacked me

Wike: Amaechi’s security aides attacked me

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has reportedly been attacked at Nwanja Junction on Trans-Amadi road.Simeon Nwakaudu, the governor's spokesman, said the attack was carried out by operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) and soldiers of the Nigerian army attached to Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation.He said the incident took place on Saturday while the governor was on project [...]

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    VIDEO: Stranded Rivers students confront Wike in London

VIDEO: Stranded Rivers students confront Wike in London

Some Rivers state students whose scholarships have been withdrawn by the state government recently staged a protest at the Chatham House in London on Monday.The students trailed Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, who had rounded off a speech inside the building, demanding explanation over the cancellation of their bursary scheme.Obviously angry over their action, Wike said: “You think if you [...]

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    Wike: Jonathan’s ministers took advantage of him

Wike: Jonathan’s ministers took advantage of him

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says most cabinet members in the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan took advantage of the gentlemanliness of the Nigerian leader.Wike, who served as a minister under Jonathan, alleged that members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the north ganged-up against the former president in the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.Jonathan lost the [...]

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    Wike knocks Lai: Your irresponsible utterances stoking embers of disharmony

Wike knocks Lai: Your irresponsible utterances stoking embers of disharmony

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has advised Lai Mohammed, minister of information, to stop "stoking the embers of disharmony".The minister had said corrupt elements were the sponsors of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Speaking on Thursday at the All Nigeria Editors Conference in Port Harcourt, Wike said the country needed "forthright leadership and consensus building" to steer it to [...]

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    Stay away from Rivers, Wike warns IPOB

Stay away from Rivers, Wike warns IPOB

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says his government will not tolerate any attack on residents of the state by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) or any other group.In a statement received by TheCable, the governor said Rivers belongs to all those who live in it, adding that the state heartily welcomes any Nigerian who resides there."The Rivers state government [...]

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