Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Tag "Nyesom Wike"

    Wike inaugurates panel to probe Amaechi

Wike inaugurates panel to probe Amaechi

One month after Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, threatened to probe the administration of Chibuike Amaechi, his predecessor, he has inaugurated a seven-man judicial commission of inquiry (JCI) to investigate Amaechi's tenure.Speaking on Friday during the inauguration of the panel, Wike charged the commission to ascertain the sale of valued assets of the state and other related matters with a [...]

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    I am not afraid of tribunal, says Wike

I am not afraid of tribunal, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says he is not afraid of losing at the election tribunal, expressing confidence that the state would remain under the Peoples Democratic Power (PDP).Speaking on Wednesday when members of the Delta state house of assembly paid him a courtesy visit at the government house in Port Harcourt, Wike boasted that he enjoys the support of [...]

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    Wike orders contractors to resume abandoned projects

Wike orders contractors to resume abandoned projects

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, visited sites of abandoned projects in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Monday and directed the contractors to complete the projects.The governor inspected on-going road projects at Eagle Island-Iroabuchi Link road, Woji-Trans-Amadi road and projects at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.At the Eagle Island-Iroabuchi Link Road, Wike directed the contractors to [...]

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    Amaechi: Wike so desperate to portray me as corrupt

Amaechi: Wike so desperate to portray me as corrupt

Chibuike Amaechi, immediate past governor of Rivers state, has accused Nyesom Wike, his successor, of witch-hunting him and coercing officials of his administration into making bogus statements that would make legitimate government transactions appear as corrupt practices.Amaechi urged the public to be watchful and “discern the fraudulent acts” of Wike to make him and his administration look bad."As I noted [...]

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    Amaechi: Wike trying to use me to steal Rivers funds

Amaechi: Wike trying to use me to steal Rivers funds

Rotimi Amaechi, the immediate past governor of Rivers state, has accused Nyesom Wike, his successor, of a deliberate plot to intimidate and blackmail him and officials of his administration.According to Amaechi, Wike has been threatening civil servants into making false, phony and bogus claims of alleged corruption and corrupt practices against him and his wife.Wike had claimed that Amaechi looted and [...]

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    Wike swears in new Rivers chief judge

Wike swears in new Rivers chief judge

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has sworn in Daisy Okorocha as acting chief judge of the state, challenging her to live up to expectation.Wike had announced her appointment during his inaugural speech on Friday.The state judiciary has been engulfed in crisis since the retirement of Iche Ndu as chief judge in August 2013.After Ndu retired, Rotimi Amaechi, who was [...]

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    Governor Wike appoints chief judge, reopens Rivers courts

Governor Wike appoints chief judge, reopens Rivers courts

Nyesom Wike, the new governor of Rivers state, has appointed Daisy Okocha as chief judge of the state and also ordered the reopening of all courts in the state.The state judiciary has been engulfed in crisis since the retirement of Iche Ndu as chief judge in August 2013.After Ndu retired, Rotimi Amaechi, who was then the governor of the state, [...]

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    Amaechi to Wike: I did not probe my predecessor

Amaechi to Wike: I did not probe my predecessor

Rotimi Amaechi, outgoing governor of Rivers state, has revealed that he was under pressure to probe Peter Odili, his predecessor, but he did not do so in order to move the state forward.Responding to the threat of Nyesom Wike, the incoming governor, to probe his administration, Amaechi said he has the records of Wike, who worked under him as chief [...]

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    I will probe Amaechi, says Wike

I will probe Amaechi, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, the incoming governor of Rivers state, says he would probe the administration of Rotimi Amaechi, the outgoing governor of the state.Amaechi, who got elected in 2007 after serving as the speaker of the state house of assembly for eight years, would be rounding off his second term on Friday.The governor, who has never hidden his dissent in having [...]

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    Bayelsa CJ to swear in Wike as Rivers governor

Bayelsa CJ to swear in Wike as Rivers governor

Mohammed Adoke, attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, has directed the chief judge of Bayelsa state to swear in Nyesom Wike as governor of  Rivers state, on May 29, owing to the existing vacuum in the office of the chief judge in the state.Adoke stated that the directive was needful in averting a constitutional crisis in the state, [...]

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    Rivers of blood: Diary of a 2015 election reporter

Rivers of blood: Diary of a 2015 election reporter

"Did you choose Rivers or Rivers chose you"? That was the response I got from Nnamdi Odikpo, a correspondent of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in Abuja, when I told him that I had been assigned to cover the presidential and governorship elections in Rivers state. Odikpo would not understand my fascination – or was it TheCable's? – with "battleground" Rivers.I hardly make [...]

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    Wike: Amaechi trying to postpone Rivers election

Wike: Amaechi trying to postpone Rivers election

Nyesom Wike, gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state, has accused Rotimi Amaechi, governor of the state, of planning to delay the governorship election in Rivers till Muhammadu Buhari, the president-elect, is sworn into office.Wike, who asked the people to resist any attempt to frustrate the poll, said nothing would stop him from emerging victorious.He was [...]

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    Gunmen ‘attack’ Amaechi in Wike’s village

Gunmen ‘attack’ Amaechi in Wike’s village

Thugs believed to be loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday "opened fire" on the convoy of Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, during a campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Obi Akpor local government area of the state.The decision of the governor to end his campaign for the presidential election in the community, which is the [...]

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    Thugs in Rivers vandalise venue of APC’s governorship rally

Thugs in Rivers vandalise venue of APC’s governorship rally

The hostility in the political terrain of Rivers state continued on Saturday, as thugs believed to be loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) allegedly vandalized the National School Field Okrika, the proposed venue for the governorship campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Okrika is the hometown of Patience Jonathan, Nigeria’s first lady.According to Christian Asifamaka, chairman of APC in Okrika, [...]

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    Wike chooses Banigo, former Rivers SSG, as running mate

Wike chooses Banigo, former Rivers SSG, as running mate

Nyesom Wike, former minister of education and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Rivers state, has chosen Ipalibo Banigo as his running mate for the February 28 gubernatorial election.Banigo, who is a former secretary to the government of Rivers state, hails from Degema local government area of the state.Wike explained that the central place women occupy in the oil [...]

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