Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tag "Nyesom Wike"

    Wike: FG planning to harass 200 judges who won’t cooperate

Wike: FG planning to harass 200 judges who won’t cooperate

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) government is planning to harass 200 judges who are not willing to cooperate.The governor made this allegation on Sunday at the Greater Evangelism World Crusade in Port Harcourt, the state capital.Wike said that credible intelligence intercepted by him revealed that a minister told a gathering that following the [...]

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    Wike: Vote for Atiku… he’ll develop Nigeria rapidly

Wike: Vote for Atiku… he’ll develop Nigeria rapidly

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, has urged the people of his state to vote overwhelmingly for Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Atiku, Wike said, has the business and leadership acumen to create employment opportunities and revive Nigeria’s economy.The governor gave the charge while addressing the people of Omuma in Etche local government area of Rivers.“Whatever you [...]

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    Wike’s aide kidnapped by ‘gunmen in military uniform’

Wike’s aide kidnapped by ‘gunmen in military uniform’

The police command in Rivers has confirmed the kidnap of Anugbom Anuoha, the special adviser on lands and survey to Nyesom Wike, governor of the state.Anuoha was said to have been abducted by unknown gunmen in military uniform.Nnamdi Omoni, police spokesman in the state, made the confirmation in a statement in Port Harcourt on Friday.He said the incident took place [...]

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    Wike: Buhari’s government is worse than the military’s

Wike: Buhari’s government is worse than the military’s

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is worse than the military era.Wike said this during the inter-denominational service held to mark the year's armed forces remembrance day.Accusing the government of poor human rights record, Wike said Nigerians would resist any attempt to "deliberately truncate the nation’s democracy".He said the plan to arraign Walter [...]

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    Wike: I’m not sure elections will hold in 2019

Wike: I’m not sure elections will hold in 2019

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says that going by recent happenings in the country, he is not sure elections will hold in 2019. Wike said this while hosting a group of lawyers under the aegis of class 84 of the Nigerian law school at the government house, Port-Harcourt, the state capital.He alleged intimidation of the judiciary, saying the situation must [...]

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    Wike: It’s time for PDP to sack this ineffective government

Wike: It’s time for PDP to sack this ineffective government

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    Wike: We’ll teach PDP a bitter lesson if it changes convention venue

Wike: We’ll teach PDP a bitter lesson if it changes convention venue

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says there might be consequences if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) moves its national convention out of Port Harcourt.The national working committee (NWC) of the party had fixed the convention slated for October 6 for Port Harcourt but some of the presidential aspirants kicked against it.While receiving Ibrahim Dankwambo, governor of Gombe state and [...]

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    Amaechi: Abe conspiring with Wike to tarnish my image

Amaechi: Abe conspiring with Wike to tarnish my image

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has alleged that Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, and Magnus Abe, lawmaker representing Rivers south-east at the senate, are conspiring to disparage and defame him.In a statement on Friday, Amaechi, who governed Rivers between 2007 and 2015, alleged that the duo are plotting to use his former cabinet members to tell fake, concocted [...]

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    Wike: I was offered VP slot but I rejected it

Wike: I was offered VP slot but I rejected it

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says he is not interested in becoming the vice-president of the country.Wike said this during an interview with The Osasu Show at government house, Port Harcourt on Thursday.There have been reports that Wike is plotting to emerge running mate to whoever emerges presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).But he debunked the reports, [...]

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    Wike: Presidency, APC backing a PDP presidential aspirant

Wike: Presidency, APC backing a PDP presidential aspirant

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the head of a security agency is campaigning for a presidential aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The governor said this on Tuesday while addressing journalists at the government house in Port Harcourt.He, however, did not reveal the name of the security chief nor the presidential aspirant in question.He said the security chief [...]

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    PDP is dead, says APC

PDP is dead, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is dead.Yekini Nabena, acting spokesman of APC, said this in a statement on Sunday while reacting to a statement by Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state.Wike had alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party have planted agents in the PDP.The governor said he knows some PDP presidential [...]

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    Wike gives condition for allowing Rivers officials appear before EFCC

Wike gives condition for allowing Rivers officials appear before EFCC

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says officials of the state government will appear before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) only if the anti-graft agency follows the rule of law.The EFCC had invited and quizzed Peter Amangbo, managing director of Zenith Bank, over alleged N117 billion transaction by the state government in the past three years.The anti-graft agency is [...]

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    Amaechi: It’s a fallacy! I never appointed governorship candidate for Rivers APC

Amaechi: It’s a fallacy! I never appointed governorship candidate for Rivers APC

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he never appointed a governorship candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state.Amaechi, a former governor, is the leader of the political party in Rivers.The minister was alleged to have endorsed Tonye Cole, co-founder of Sahara Energy, as the candidate of the party for the 2019 governorship election.But in a statement released [...]

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    No Rivers official will appear before EFCC, says Wike over invitation of bank MD

No Rivers official will appear before EFCC, says Wike over invitation of bank MD

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says no official of the state government will appear before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Wike spoke after EFCC invited and quizzed Peter Amangbo, managing director of Zenith Bank, over alleged N117 billion transaction by the state government in the past three years.The anti-graft agency is also seeking to quiz four officials of [...]

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    Wike: FG plotting to frame me ahead of 2019 elections

Wike: FG plotting to frame me ahead of 2019 elections

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has alleged that the federal government is plotting to set him up for arms trafficking.Speaking on Sunday during a thanksgiving service in honour of Azubuike Nmerukini, chairman of the state local government service commission, the governor claimed that the All Progressive Congress (APC) is in talks with a Lebanese national who has been asked [...]

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    Wike: Rivers blocked from getting govt support fund — but other states have received

Wike: Rivers blocked from getting govt support fund — but other states have received

Nyesom Wike, Rivers governor, has accused the federal government of refusing to release the government budget support fund meant for his state.Wike said other states have received the fund except for Rivers, alleging that it is because of his critical stance on national issues.He was quoted to have said this on Saturday during the commissioning of three road projects by [...]

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