Saturday, June 15, 2019

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    ‘Missing’ N97bn: Let’s meet in court, Amaechi tells Wike

‘Missing’ N97bn: Let’s meet in court, Amaechi tells Wike

Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state, has dismissed the allegations of corruption leveled against him, challenging Nyesom Wike, his successor, to charge him to court if he has any evidence.Wike had directed the state attorney-general to commence prosecution against Amaechi and some members of his cabinet for allegedly misappropriating the sum of N97 billion belonging to the state.But Amaechi, who had earlier [...]

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    Wike orders prosecution of Amaechi over ‘missing N97bn’

Wike orders prosecution of Amaechi over ‘missing N97bn’

The Rivers State government has directed Chinwe Aguma, the commissioner for justice, to commence the prosecution of Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of the state, and some members of his cabinet for misappropriation of the state’s resources.Emma Okah, the state commissioner for housing, said the directive was in line with the recommendation of the panel which probed Amaechi’s administration.The panel submitted [...]

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    Wike in ‘last ditch effort’ to stop me, says Amaechi

Wike in ‘last ditch effort’ to stop me, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, former governor of Rivers state, says Nyesom Wike, his successor, is trying all within his powers to stop him from becoming a member of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.Denying the allegation that N53 billion got missing from the state's treasury under him, Amaechi described the panel which Wike mandated to investigate him as “invidious”.Wike received the report of the [...]

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    It’s time to face justice, Wike tells Amaechi

It’s time to face justice, Wike tells Amaechi

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says no amount of intimidation can stop him from implementing the recommendations of the panel which probed the administration of Rotimi Amaechi, his predecessor.Wike said this on Wednesday when he received the report of the commission at the government house in Port Harcourt.He said he would soon make the content of the report public [...]

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    INEC: Rivers gov election, a mockery of democracy

INEC: Rivers gov election, a mockery of democracy

Charles Okoye, a staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) election, on Friday said the April 11 governorship election in the state was marred by violence.Okoye, who was in charge of campaign and party monitoring group in the state, said this in his testimony to the election tribunal sitting in Abuja.He gave the testimony while being led in evidence [...]

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    Wike: I cannot be compelled to publish my assets

Wike: I cannot be compelled to publish my assets

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says there is no law compelling him to publish his assets.Wike said some government officials use asset declaration as an avenue for stealing, saying he had already declared his assets in compliance with the law.He was speaking through Opunabo Inko-Tariah, his special adviser on media and publicity.“There is no law compelling him to make [...]

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    APC: Wike can’t ruin Ameachi’s hope of making Buhari’s cabinet

APC: Wike can’t ruin Ameachi’s hope of making Buhari’s cabinet

In reaction to the ongoing effort to probe Chibuike Ameachi, immediate past governor of Rivers state, by Nyesom Wike, the current governor, the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says the former governor cannot be pulled down under the smokescreen of a probe.Wike had accused Amaechi of depleting the treasury before his exit‎, but the former governor claimed that [...]

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    Tribunal strikes out Wike’s petition against APC

Tribunal strikes out Wike’s petition against APC

‎The Rivers state election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja on Monday struck out the application of Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, seeking to dismiss the petition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the April 11 election.Wike, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had requested that the election petition tribunal to dismiss the [...]

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    Wike fires accountant-general

Wike fires accountant-general

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has relived Ngozi Abu of his position as the state accountant-general.Simeon Nwakaudu, special assistant to the governor on media, confirmed the development, saying Dagogo Abere, the director of treasury, has been appointed to replace Abu in acting capacity.“The Rivers state accountant-general, Ngozi Y. Abu has been removed from office,” Nwakaudu said in a statement.“The [...]

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    Wike loses bid to relocate tribunal to Rivers

Wike loses bid to relocate tribunal to Rivers

The Rivers state governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, has dismissed an application by Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, seeking an order relocating its venue to Rivers.In a ruling on Monday, the three-man panel led by Muazu Pindiga, a justice, dismissed the application on the ground that the tribunal had power to sit in Abuja, following security challenges [...]

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    Wike: I have cleared Amaechi’s debt to workers

Wike: I have cleared Amaechi’s debt to workers

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says he has settled the outstanding salary arrears left by the administration of Rotimi Amaechi.Speaking at the government house in Port Harcourt during the swearing in of Rufus Godwin as the new head of service on Thursday, Wike said it was “time to inject fresh blood” into the state’s civil service.Wike, who said a [...]

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    Wike forced to loan N30bn, says Rivers govt

Wike forced to loan N30bn, says Rivers govt

Kenneth Kobani, secretary to Rivers government, says the poor conditions of roads in the state forced Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, to obtain a loan of N30 billion.He said the loan would be used to rehabilitate and re-construct roads.Kobani told NAN in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, that the money would also be used to fund government's ‘Zero Pothole’ campaign [...]

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    Rivers assembly approves Wike’s N20bn loan request

Rivers assembly approves Wike’s N20bn loan request

The Rivers house of assembly on Tuesday approved a request by Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, to obtain a loan of N20 billion for the completion of ongoing road projects and commencement of new ones.Ikunyi Ibani, speaker of the assembly, justified the approval, saying it would help deliver “quality service and dividends of democracy to the people”.“The governor will [...]

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    Rivers fires all its waste management contractors

Rivers fires all its waste management contractors

The Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RWMA) has dismissed all its contractors and service providers.Felix Obuah, who was appointed as the sole administrator of RWMA by Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, announced this in a statement issued on Sunday.Obuah directed those who are still interested in working with the agency to send in fresh applications, attributing the reorganisation to [...]

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    Wike goes after another aide of Amaechi, impounds his car

Wike goes after another aide of Amaechi, impounds his car

Nine days after the Rivers state government impounded a Lexus four wheel drive vehicle (pictured) from the residence of Ibim Semenitari, who served as commissioner of information during the administration of Rotimi Amaechi, the government has seized another vehicle from Tony Okocha, also an aide of Amaechi.Coincidentally, Okocha succeeded Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, as chief of staff in [...]

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    Wike restores Omeha’s rights as former governor

Wike restores Omeha’s rights as former governor

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers  state, has  formally  restored the  entitlements  and benefits  of  Celestine Omehia  as a former  governor of  the  state.Wike said Omehia deserves being acknowledged for occupying the topmost office in the state between  May 29, 2007 and October  25, 2007.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Omehia winner of the  April 14 2007 gubernatorial election and [...]

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