Saturday, July 15, 2017

Tag "Nyesom Wike"

    You are now politicians, Wike tells Labour leaders

You are now politicians, Wike tells Labour leaders

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has alleged that political forces have infiltrated the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC).Wike said this on Friday when he received Ayuba Wabba, president of the congress, at government house, Port Harcourt.He alleged that Nigerians were no longer happy with NLC.“Nigerians are not happy with the NLC. With due respect, you people are now politicians.  You [...]

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    Rivers is not part of Biafra, says Wike

Rivers is not part of Biafra, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of River state, says agitations for the break-up of Nigeria will not solve the country's problems.Speaking at the palace of the sultan of Sokoto on Tuesday, the governor said his state would not be part of any agitation for the break-up of the country.He said every nation has its challenges, and as such Nigeria’s leaders must find [...]

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    Wike on sack of commissioners: Those loyal will be reinstated

Wike on sack of commissioners: Those loyal will be reinstated

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has broken his silence on the dissolution of the state executive council, saying “those loyal will come back”.Although he did not go into details of his own concept of loyalty, Wike based his decision to sack his cabinet on the need to ensure better performance of the machinery of government and move the state [...]

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    Wike dissolves cabinet

Wike dissolves cabinet

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has dissolved his cabinet.Simeon Nwakaudu, his special assistant on electronic media, announced this in a statement issued on Saturday.The governor directed all former commissioners to hand over to the permanent secretaries in their ministries.He also thanked them for their service and wished them well in their future endeavours.The development comes one day after Austin [...]

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    Commissioner quits Wike’s cabinet less than 24 hours after colleague’s sack

Commissioner quits Wike’s cabinet less than 24 hours after colleague’s sack

Austin Tam-George (pictured with Wike) has resigned his appointment as the Rivers state commissioner for information and communication.He tendered his resignation less than 24 hours after Harrison Iheanyichukwu, the state commissioner for works, was sacked.Tam-George did not state the reason for his action and it is not yet clear if Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, has accepted his resignation.“I [...]

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    Wike sacks works commissioner

Wike sacks works commissioner

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has sacked Harrison Iheanyichukwu, the state commissioner for works.The development comes a little over a year after Iheanyichukwu took over from Kevin Wachukwu, who was also sacked.Simeon Nwakaudu, the governor’s special assistant on electronic media, confirmed Iheanyichukwu’s sack in a statement on Thursday.Nwakaudu said the sack takes immediate effect.Iheanyichukwu was directed to hand over [...]

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    Amaechi: Wike became governor by accident of Jonathan

Amaechi: Wike became governor by accident of Jonathan

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has said that Nyesom Wike became governor of Rivers state by the accident of former president Goodluck Jonathan.Amaechi said this in reaction to Wike's insinuation that he is angry over his title of 'Mr Project'.Wike had also alleged that commissioners and local government chairmen in Rivers paid the former governor’s wife, Judith, on monthly basis.Speaking during an [...]

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    Wike: Amaechi is angry because I’m called ‘Mr Project’

Wike: Amaechi is angry because I’m called ‘Mr Project’

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says Rotimi Amaechi, his predecessor, is upset that he is called "Mr. Project".Speaking on Monday during an interview on Rhythm FM, a Port Harcourt-based radio station, Wike criticised the minister of transportation over his recent comments on his administration.Amaechi had reportedly taken a swipe at the 'Mr. Project' tag given to his successor.Reacting, Wike described Amaechi's [...]

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    22,430 cultists have surrendered arms in Rivers, says Wike

22,430 cultists have surrendered arms in Rivers, says Wike

At least 22,430 cultists have surrendered and returned 911 assorted arms to the Rivers state amnesty committee, Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, has said.He made this known on Monday at a town hall meeting and accountability forum in Port Harcourt to mark his administration’s second anniversary.He said the amnesty programme has reduced cult related violence and other criminal activities [...]

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    I can’t be under Sheriff, says Wike

I can’t be under Sheriff, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says it is unlikely that he will work with Ali Modu Sheriff if the supreme court declares him the bonafide national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Wike said this on Friday during a Channels Television programme.The party has been in crisis - due to a leadership tussle between Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi - [...]

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    You are jealous of my rising profile, Ortom tells David Mark

You are jealous of my rising profile, Ortom tells David Mark

Samuel Ortom, Benue state governor, says David Mark, former senate president, is jealous of his "rising profile".Ortom said Mark lied by saying the governor procured wheelbarrows to empower the youth of the state.While launching projects in Rivers state, Mark had remarked that Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, was building infrastructure, Ortom was distributing wheelbarrows to the youth.But speaking with state house [...]

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    No governor can compete with Wike, says David Mark

No governor can compete with Wike, says David Mark

David Mark, former senate president, says no governor can compete with Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state.Mark said this on Tuesday while commissioning Brick House and the chapel at government house, Port Harcourt.Both projects were renovated by the administration of Wike.“I was wondering why the governor called me to commission this Brick house, but through his remarks, I have been [...]

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    Wike: Buhari’s govt hasn’t executed a single project in Rivers

Wike: Buhari’s govt hasn’t executed a single project in Rivers

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has not executed a single project in his state.Speaking on Tuesday at the flag-off of the construction of the Elele-Alimini internal roads in Emohua local government area of the state, Wike said the APC government had deceived Nigerians.The governor said the ruling party [...]

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    Women free to contest any position in Rivers, says Wike

Women free to contest any position in Rivers, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has told women in the state that they are free to contest for any elective position of their choice.The governor made this known on Friday while speaking on the sidelines of the special women day celebration in Port Harcourt.Represented by Austin Tam-George, the state commissioner for information and communication, Wike said the event was [...]

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    Police plotting to invade my Abuja residence, says Wike

Police plotting to invade my Abuja residence, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has accused the police of plotting to plant incriminating items at his private residence in Abuja.Speaking at a press conference in Government House, Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Wike said Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, was after his life.He alleged that on Friday, Idris directed his crack team to invade his home in the federal [...]

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    Wike has declared war on the federal government, says Amaechi

Wike has declared war on the federal government, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has declared war on the federal government.Reacting to the allegation of Wike that the money discovered in a flat in Ikoyi, Lagos, belongs to Rivers state government, Amaechi described Wike as a “confused child”.Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) who raided the place on Wednesday discovered [...]

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