Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tag "Nyesom Wike"

    ‘I narrowly escaped being shot’ — Amaechi counters Wike’s claim

‘I narrowly escaped being shot’ — Amaechi counters Wike’s claim

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he "narrowly" escaped being shot by security men attached to Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state.Wike had earlier alleged that he was attacked by security operatives attached to the minister.Convoys of the two men clashed on Saturday along Trans-Amadi road, Nwaja axis, in Port-Harcourt.In a statement, Amaechi alleged that "gun-totting security men attached to [...]

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    Wike: Amaechi’s security aides attacked me

Wike: Amaechi’s security aides attacked me

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has reportedly been attacked at Nwanja Junction on Trans-Amadi road.Simeon Nwakaudu, the governor's spokesman, said the attack was carried out by operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) and soldiers of the Nigerian army attached to Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation.He said the incident took place on Saturday while the governor was on project [...]

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    VIDEO: Stranded Rivers students confront Wike in London

VIDEO: Stranded Rivers students confront Wike in London

Some Rivers state students whose scholarships have been withdrawn by the state government recently staged a protest at the Chatham House in London on Monday.The students trailed Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, who had rounded off a speech inside the building, demanding explanation over the cancellation of their bursary scheme.Obviously angry over their action, Wike said: “You think if you [...]

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    Wike: Jonathan’s ministers took advantage of him

Wike: Jonathan’s ministers took advantage of him

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says most cabinet members in the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan took advantage of the gentlemanliness of the Nigerian leader.Wike, who served as a minister under Jonathan, alleged that members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the north ganged-up against the former president in the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.Jonathan lost the [...]

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    Wike knocks Lai: Your irresponsible utterances stoking embers of disharmony

Wike knocks Lai: Your irresponsible utterances stoking embers of disharmony

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has advised Lai Mohammed, minister of information, to stop "stoking the embers of disharmony".The minister had said corrupt elements were the sponsors of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Speaking on Thursday at the All Nigeria Editors Conference in Port Harcourt, Wike said the country needed "forthright leadership and consensus building" to steer it to [...]

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    Stay away from Rivers, Wike warns IPOB

Stay away from Rivers, Wike warns IPOB

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says his government will not tolerate any attack on residents of the state by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) or any other group.In a statement received by TheCable, the governor said Rivers belongs to all those who live in it, adding that the state heartily welcomes any Nigerian who resides there."The Rivers state government [...]

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    Rivers senator: Wike is always on the path of  war

Rivers senator: Wike is always on the path of war

Andrew Uchendu, senator representing Rivers east, says Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, is always on the path of war.Uchendu said this on Tuesday while speaking with journalists after he collected his certificate of return at Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Abuja.He said Wike lacked the vision to that could improve the lives of the Rivers people."If he [...]

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    We have taken note of your threats, Rivers APC replies Wike 

We have taken note of your threats, Rivers APC replies Wike 

The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has taken note of the threats of Nyesom Wike, governor of the state.The party said this in reaction to the governor's claim that he would risk his life to stop the APC in 2019.Accusing the federal government of destroying key institutions through their “poor governance model”, Wike charged [...]

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    Wike: Be ready to fight… I’ll risk my life to stop APC in  2019

Wike: Be ready to fight… I’ll risk my life to stop APC in 2019

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, says he is ready to risk his life to prevent the All Progressives Congress (APC) from winning the governorship election in 2019.Speaking at a thanksgiving service in honour of George Sekibo, the sacked senator who represented Rivers east in the national assembly, Wike charged his supporters to be ready to fight.He also accused the federal [...]

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    Wike continues sacking spree, dismisses four LG caretaker chairmen

Wike continues sacking spree, dismisses four LG caretaker chairmen

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, on Monday relieved the chairmen of four local government caretaker committees of their appointments.According to a statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, special assistant to the governor on electronic media, the affected committee chairmen are those of Gokana, Asari-Toru, Emohua and Ogu-Bolo local government areas.The governor thanked the chairmen for their services to the state and wished [...]

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    After ejecting all commissioners, Wike sacks special advisers

After ejecting all commissioners, Wike sacks special advisers

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, has sacked his special advisers.This was contained in a statement issued by Simeon Nwakaudu, special assistant to the governor on electronic media.Nwakaudu, however, did not give a reason for the action. Though he said Bishop Winston, special adviser on religious affairs to the governor, retained his post.Last month, Wike sacked all his commissioners. No reason [...]

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    Wike revokes C of O of Port Harcourt hotel where Amaechi lodges

Wike revokes C of O of Port Harcourt hotel where Amaechi lodges

The dispute between Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, and Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, is far from over as the governor has ordered the revocation of the certificate of occupancy of Novotel Hotel, Port Harcourt, one of the places where Amaechi lodges whenever he visits the state.A certificate of occupancy is what gives legal backing to a landed property.Located at [...]

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    Amaechi to Wike: How can a governor talk so recklessly and irresponsibly?

Amaechi to Wike: How can a governor talk so recklessly and irresponsibly?

Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state, has berated Nyesom Wike, his successor, for allegedly telling “lies” and accusing him of abusing his position as governor.Amaechi said this on Tuesday while responding to Wike's claims that the state government has “enough evidence” to nail Amaechi.On Monday, Wike said his administration was in possession of authentic documents that proved Amaechi’s "corrupt [...]

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    Osinbajo brings Wike, Amaechi ‘together’

Osinbajo brings Wike, Amaechi ‘together’

The last time Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, and Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, were seen together in public, both men avoided each other.Incidentally, that was exactly a year ago. Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), had invited them to a security meeting in Abuja.The issues discussed centred on the botched rerun parliamentary election, which [...]

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    Wike: This change is fake… APC has divided Nigeria

Wike: This change is fake… APC has divided Nigeria

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says Nigeria is divided because of the leadership style of the All Progressives Congress (APC).He said this on Tuesday while flaging off the reconstruction/rehabilitation of Abuloma, Fimie, Ozuboko and Amadi-Ama community roads in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital.Wike, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said the change the party promised Nigerians [...]

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    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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