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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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    2015: PDP will reclaim Rivers in 2015

2015: PDP will reclaim Rivers in 2015

Nyesom Wike, former minister of state for education and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial aspirant in Rivers state, on Tuesday said that the party would reclaim its stolen mandate in the state in 2015. Wike made the statement during his consultation with PDP delegates in Okrika local government area. He said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had always been a failure [...]

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