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    Wike: Kidnapping is business — impossible to end

Wike: Kidnapping is business — impossible to end

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says it is impossible to put an end to kidnapping in the country because it has become a business.Wike said this on Monday when received a delegation of Rotary International District 9141 in his office in Port Harcourt.The governor said the menace is "negatively affecting all states of the federation", adding that "it cannot [...]

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    Wike: I congratulated Buhari openly… many PDP governors sneak to him at night

Wike: I congratulated Buhari openly… many PDP governors sneak to him at night

Nyesom Wike,  governor of Rivers state, says unlike most of his counterparts who sneak to Aso Rock to see President Muhammadu Buhari, he decided to congratulate the president openly.Shortly after the tribunal dismissed the petition of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Wike congratulated the president.His party had earlier rejected the verdict of the tribunal and announced [...]

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    Wike breaks rank with PDP, congratulates Buhari

Wike breaks rank with PDP, congratulates Buhari

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the presidential election petition tribunal.A five-man panel led by Mohammed Garba dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, saying the petitioners failed to convince the tribunal in the reliefs they sought.The PDP has rejected the verdict of the [...]

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    No evidence Wike demolished any mosque, says Fayemi

No evidence Wike demolished any mosque, says Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says there is no evidence that Nyesom Wike, his Rivers counterpart, demolished any mosque in Port Harcourt.Simeon Nwakaudu, spokesman of Wike, quoted Fayemi to have made the comment when he visited the site of the mosque which was allegedly demolished.Wike has been under for fire allegedly demolishing a mosque in the Transamadi area of the [...]

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    BBNaija: Wike reacts as Tacha mentions him as ‘source of inspiration’

BBNaija: Wike reacts as Tacha mentions him as ‘source of inspiration’

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    Sharia Council hits ‘wicked’ Wike over ‘mosque demolition’

Sharia Council hits ‘wicked’ Wike over ‘mosque demolition’

The Supreme Council for Shari’ah in Nigeria has criticised Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, over the "demolition of a mosque" in Port Harcourt, the state capital.Wike, who has come under fire since the news broke, has denied demolishing the mosque but some worshippers and residents of the state accused the governor of not saying the truth.While addressing reporters in [...]

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    VIDEO: Wike lied… he demolished my mosque, says Asari

VIDEO: Wike lied… he demolished my mosque, says Asari

Asari Dokubo, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force (NDPSF), has accused Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, of lying about the demolition of a mosque in the state. Asari said he and his family worship at the mosque located at Trans-Amadi in Port Harcourt, and that the property was legally acquired.The governor had denied demolishing the mosque, saying there was [...]

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    You are reckless and irresponsible, Shekarau blasts Wike over ‘mosque demolition’

You are reckless and irresponsible, Shekarau blasts Wike over ‘mosque demolition’

Ibrahim Shekarau, senator representing Kano central, has accused Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, of attempting to truncate Nigeria’s democracy.The senator made the accusation while reacting to Wike’s reported demolition of a mosque in Rivers state.There has been a controversy over the demolition which the governor denied took place.Aliu Sadiq, secretary of the mosque, had told TheCable on Monday that [...]

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    Army has captured ‘Bobrisky’, says Wike

Army has captured ‘Bobrisky’, says Wike

Nyelsom Wike, governor of Rivers, says the Nigerian army has captured Bobrisky, a suspected notorious cultist, less than a day after he placed a N30 million bounty on him.Wike was speaking at a security meeting with leaders of Rumuolumeni community at the government House Port Harcourt on Friday.He thanked the Nigerian army for capturing the suspected cultist.“The Army has captured [...]

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    Wike declares ‘Bobrisky’ wanted with N30m bounty

Wike declares ‘Bobrisky’ wanted with N30m bounty

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, has declared one Bobrisky, a notorious criminal, wanted for inflicting terror on the people of Gokana LGA of the state.Wike also promised to give N30 million to anyone with useful information that will lead to his arrest.He made the pledge on Thursday while handing over 40 patrol vans equipped with communication devices to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and [...]

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    Wike asks security operatives to prevent #RevolutionNow protest in Rivers

Wike asks security operatives to prevent #RevolutionNow protest in Rivers

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, has asked residents of the state not to participate in the #RevolutionNow protest.Wike gave the directive in a statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, his special assistant on electronic media.The governor asked the security agencies in the state to take all necessary steps in prosecuting those who stage the protest in the state.He said the state does [...]

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    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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