Monday, July 22, 2019

Tag "Nyesom Wike"

    We were bribed to lie, ADP witnesses tell Rivers tribunal

We were bribed to lie, ADP witnesses tell Rivers tribunal

Two witnesses presented by Victor Fingesi, candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP) in the Rivers state governorship election, have confessed that they were bribed to lie under oath.According to The Nation, they made the confession during the sitting of the election tribunal on Friday.One of the witnesses, who swore under oath that his name is Stanley Okereke confessed that his real [...]

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    ‘Analogue governor’ — MURIC tackles Wike for declaring Rivers a Christian state

‘Analogue governor’ — MURIC tackles Wike for declaring Rivers a Christian state

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has described Nyesom Wike as an "analogue governor" for declaring Rivers a Christian state.In a statement on Thursday, Ishaq Akintola, director of the organisation, said it is unlawful for a governor to ascribe a particular religion to his state.Akintola described Wike's statement as "audacious, unguarded and reckless", asking stakeholders to call the governor to order."At a [...]

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    Rivers is a Christian state, says Wike

Rivers is a Christian state, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says the state is "Christian state and cannot be touched by anyone".Nigeria is a secular nation, according to the constitution.But speaking during a crusade organised by the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Church in Port Harcourt, the state capital, the governor said God heard the prayers of the Christian community in the state and the people prevailed [...]

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    EXTRA: I don’t trust politicians, says Wike

EXTRA: I don’t trust politicians, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says politicians are a group of people "you must watch very carefully."Wike spoke when he received a delegation of Anglican bishops who paid him a solidarity visit.The governor said he is not carried away by congratulatory messages and would not let his guard down."I am not carried away by all the congratulatory and goodwill [...]

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    Wike gives community leaders 72 hours to secure release of abducted expatriates

Wike gives community leaders 72 hours to secure release of abducted expatriates

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has given a 72-hour ultimatum to chiefs and leaders in Andoni local government area of the state to ensure the immediate release of three kidnapped expatriates.Simeon Nwakaudu, his special assistant on electronic media, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.According to the statement, the expatriates, who until their kidnap worked for Raffoul Nigeria Limited, [...]

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    Wike insists army commander is involved in oil theft, denies bribery allegation

Wike insists army commander is involved in oil theft, denies bribery allegation

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the bribery allegation levelled against him by Jamil Sarham, general officer commanding (GOC) 6 division of the Nigerian army, is false.Speaking in Port Harcourt, the state capital, while announcing the dissolution of his cabinet, Wike said the army commander should explain his involvement in oil bunkering instead of resorting to "unfounded allegations".On Sunday, [...]

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    Wike dissolves cabinet

Wike dissolves cabinet

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has announced the dissolution of the state executive council, on Wednesday, during its valedictory session.Wike said he would continue to promote Rivers first at all times, adding that the interest of the state was ahead of all other considerations.He thanked members of the former state executive council for their contributions to the development of [...]

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    Wike withdraws certificate of recognition of first-class king

Wike withdraws certificate of recognition of first-class king

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has approved the withdrawal of the certificate of recognition from Monday Noryaa, Gbenemene Baabe. A statement issued on Monday by Simeon Nwakaudu, Wike's special assistant on electronic media,  said the withdrawal was with immediate effect.According to Nwakaudu, the withdrawal of the government's recognition from Noryaa, a first-class traditional ruler of Khana, Ogoniland, followed his indictment in [...]

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    ICYMI: Wike accuses army general of oil theft

ICYMI: Wike accuses army general of oil theft

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has accused Jamil Sarham, general officer commanding (GOC) 6th division of the Nigerian army, of running an oil theft ring in the state.The governor made the accusation when officers of Operation DELTA SAFE, the joint task force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, visited him at the government house in Port Harcourt, the state [...]

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    EXTRA: I’m tired of being governor, says Wike

EXTRA: I’m tired of being governor, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says if the constitution allows for a third term, he would not contest because he is tired.Wike spoke on Tuesday when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) issued him his certificate of return.Commenting on the March 9 gubernatorial election in the state, Wike said the military prevented the electoral body from performing its duties.He, [...]

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    Atiku: PDP blessed to have a political gladiator like Wike

Atiku: PDP blessed to have a political gladiator like Wike

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, as a gladiator, congratulating him on his reelection.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Wike winner of the governorship election on Wednesday evening.Wike polled 886,264 votes ahead of Biokpomabo Awara, candidate of the African Alliance Congress (AAC) and his closest rival, who garnered [...]

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    Wike extends lead with over 600,000 votes in 19 of 23 LGAs

Wike extends lead with over 600,000 votes in 19 of 23 LGAs

Nyesom Wike, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state, has extended his lead in the results of the election so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).TheCable reported that Wike, incumbent governor, was winning with a margin of 296,424 votes after INEC resumed collation of election results on Tuesday.He had polled 426, 279 votes [...]

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    Wike leading with over 290,000 votes as INEC announces 15 LG results

Wike leading with over 290,000 votes as INEC announces 15 LG results

Nyesom Wike, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state, is leading significantly in the results of 15 local government areas so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).INEC resumed collation of election results of 15 LGAs on Tuesday and Wike polled PDP: 426, 279 votes ahead of Biokpomabo Awara, candidate of the African Alliance Congress [...]

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    Nyesom Wike, metaphor for good over tyranny

Nyesom Wike, metaphor for good over tyranny

BY SEHINDE OMONIYIDeride him as much as you can and want. Hate him as many in the opposition have adopted to. Even some have chosen to see him as a trouble maker who is despised and criticised as brash and without finesse. Regardless however, ardent followers of our democracy must come to terms with the reality that Rivers State Governor, [...]

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    Amaechi vs Wike: Trivializing the irrelevant

Amaechi vs Wike: Trivializing the irrelevant

BY ADAMU GWAZUWANGIn the aftermath of the 2019 elections, Rivers State will continue to intrigue sociologists and political analysts alike, regarding the rather rapid escalation in the scale of politically-related violence even as there is empirical evidence of the dramatic pace and scope of infrastructural development projects which have significantly enhanced the welfare and empowerment of the majority population, in [...]

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    Rivers APC: INEC determined to rig for Wike

Rivers APC: INEC determined to rig for Wike

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is determined to rig governorship election in the state in favour of Nyesom Wike, the incumbent governor.On March 10, INEC suspended all electoral processes in the state as a result of violence and widespread disruption of collation of results. The commission eventually announced a rerun [...]

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