Thursday, April 19, 2018

Tag "Nyesom Wike"

    Wike to Nigerians: Ask n’assembly to override Buhari’s veto on election reordering

Wike to Nigerians: Ask n’assembly to override Buhari’s veto on election reordering

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, has urged Nigerians to prevail on the national assembly to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the 2010 electoral act amendment billHe said the bill will guarantee a free, fair and credible electoral system.The governor made the call on Thursday while declaring open the 2018 annual Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) section on Legal Practice Conference [...]

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    Wike claims FG planning to set him up abroad

Wike claims FG planning to set him up abroad

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has alleged that the federal government is planning to set him up.He said the government is planning to use its security agencies to plant implicating items on him whenever he travels abroad.The governor said this on Sunday in a statement issued by Simeon Nwakaudu, his special assistant on electronic media.“My investigation reveals that the [...]

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    Wike: I’ll fast, pray that God keeps Danjuma for saying the truth about armed forces

Wike: I’ll fast, pray that God keeps Danjuma for saying the truth about armed forces

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says Theophilus Danjuma's statement about the alleged non-neutrality of the nation's armed forces is the "obvious truth".On Saturday, Danjuma, a former minister of defence, accused the army and other security agencies of colluding with killers to attack Nigerians."The armed forces are not neutral. They collude with the armed bandits. They kill people, kill Nigerians. [...]

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    IGP asked to stop Wike from inaugurating ‘state police’ in Rivers

IGP asked to stop Wike from inaugurating ‘state police’ in Rivers

A group known as the Free Rivers Development Initiative (FRDI) has called on Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to stop Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, from inaugurating the neighborhood corps.Wike gave assent to a bill establishing the neighbourhood safety corps on Thursday.Some of the functions of the corps include detection of crime, arrest of offenders with or without a warrant [...]

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    Wike taunts Buhari: Rivers APC is dead… your visit can’t resurrect it

Wike taunts Buhari: Rivers APC is dead… your visit can’t resurrect it

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is dead in the state.According to Simeon Nwakaudu, media aide of the governor, Wike said this while reacting to the planned visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state.Buhari is currently on a tour of states which recorded acts of violence this year. He is billed to be in Benue on [...]

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    Wike visits Benue, donates N200m to victims of farmers, herdsmen clashes

Wike visits Benue, donates N200m to victims of farmers, herdsmen clashes

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has donated N200 million to the people of Benue state who were displaced from their homes following herdsmen attacks.He made the donation when he visited the state on Wednesday to commiserate with Samuel Ortom, his Benue counterpart, and the people of the state.The governor said the donation was for the purchase of relief materials [...]

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    No land for cattle colony in Rivers, says Wike

No land for cattle colony in Rivers, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says there is no land for cattle colonies in the state.The governor said this on Tuesday when he received members of D-Source Connect Group in Port-Harcourt, the state capital.The federal government had proposed cattle colonies as a measure to end the incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers/communities in the country.But some states, including Benue where [...]

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    Wike’s bounty and a safe nation

Wike’s bounty and a safe nation

Did Wike’s bounty create the magic that found those agents of the tragic, the killers who menaced his state, and served their gang a bitter fate? – Ikeogu Oke, “Wike’s Bounty”As we seek solutions to the mass killings that have wracked our nation’s peace in recent times, the N200 million bounty Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike placed on the killers [...]

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    Wike: If election holds 100 times in Rivers, PDP will win

Wike: If election holds 100 times in Rivers, PDP will win

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says that the electoral prospects of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state has brightened owing to the "remarkable performance of his administration".Speaking during a radio interview in the state capital, Wike said the programmes rolled out by his administration have made the PDP popular among the electorate."If elections are held 100 times [...]

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    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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