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    COVID-19: FG gave N10bn to Lagos but not a dime for Rivers, says Wike

COVID-19: FG gave N10bn to Lagos but not a dime for Rivers, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says while the federal government approved N10 billion for Lagos, his state is yet to receive any monetary support from the federal government for the fight against coronavirus. Writing via his Twitter handle, Wike accused the government of politicising efforts to fight the disease. While Rivers is being controlled by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos, is [...]

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    Coronavirus: Rivers to close all borders from Thursday

Coronavirus: Rivers to close all borders from Thursday

The Rivers state government says it will close its borders from Thursday to prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) from spreading to the state. Speaking on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, the state capital, Nyesom Wike, the governor, said the restriction will affect air, land and sea borders. The governor said no passenger will be allowed into the state from the airport. Wike said no vehicle will [...]

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    24 babies, four pregnant girls rescued in Rivers ‘baby factory’

24 babies, four pregnant girls rescued in Rivers ‘baby factory’

The Rivers state police command says it rescued 24 babies and four pregnant girls from a baby factory in the state. Speaking on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, the state capital, Mustapha Dandaura, the commissioner of police, said the factory was uncovered during a covert operation into the activities of the centre. Represented by Nnamdi Omoni, the command spokesperson, Dandaura said the eagle [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: ‘When I was in school, this boy was running errands’ – Wike mocks traditional ruler

TRENDING VIDEO: ‘When I was in school, this boy was running errands’ – Wike mocks traditional ruler

A video of Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, mocking a traditional ruler is currently trending online. Wike talked down on the monarch during a quarterly meeting at the government house. The governor had asked the traditional rulers who had their staff of office to stand up, saying it's disrespectful for them not to carry it around. "It’s not for you to take [...]

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    Wike: Dickson concluded plans to join APC but Sylva blocked him

Wike: Dickson concluded plans to join APC but Sylva blocked him

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has alleged that Seriake Dickson, outgoing governor of Bayelsa state, concluded plans to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) but Timipre Sylva, minister of state for petroleum, blocked him. Sylva, a strong APC member in Bayelsa, ran against Dickson twice but lost to the incumbent governor who has been in the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    Senate asks NNPC to return N382m ‘spent’ on firefighting

Senate asks NNPC to return N382m ‘spent’ on firefighting

The senate has asked the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to return "outrageous" N382 million the corporation said it spent on firefighting operations in Komkom, Rivers state. The request of the upper legislative chamber followed a report presented by Abdullahi Gobir, senator representing Sokoto east, on Tuesday. The senate had setup an ad hoc committee chaired by Gobir to probe pipeline explosions [...]

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    Port Harcourt ‘serial killer’: What I told a pastor about my actions

Port Harcourt ‘serial killer’: What I told a pastor about my actions

Gracious West, the alleged serial killer in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, says he cries and regrets his actions anytime it happens. On Thursday, the state police command arrested West while en route Uyo from Port Harcourt. About eight young women have been murdered in different hotels in the state in the past two months. The bodies of these ladies were said to have [...]

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    Police rescue woman in Rivers hotel, arrest attacker

Police rescue woman in Rivers hotel, arrest attacker

The police in Rivers have arrested a suspect who was "about strangling" a woman at a hotel in the Mile 4 axis of the state. Mustapha Dandaura, the state commissioner of police, disclosed this while addressing the female groups that protested the recent killing of young women in the state. At least eight women have been murdered in different hotels in the state [...]

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    ‘Sex workers have right to life’… women protest killings in Rivers hotels

‘Sex workers have right to life’… women protest killings in Rivers hotels

Groups of women on Wednesday marched to the government house in Port Harcourt to protest the killing of young women in hotels in the state. The women, who were clad in black attire, called for an end to the situation. About eight young women have been murdered in different hotels in the past two months in the state. The bodies of these ladies [...]

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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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    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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    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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    ‘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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    ’10 killed’ as another explosion rocks Rivers

’10 killed’ as another explosion rocks Rivers

No fewer than ten people have allegedly been killed in a pipeline explosion in a community in Rivers state. The explosion was said to have happened on Saturday morning at Komkom community in Oyigbo local government area of the state. The cause of the explosion, which affected pipelines supplying crude oil to eastern states, could not be ascertained. Nnamdi Omoni, the state command spokesperson, [...]

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    Police grant bail to Rivers students who detonated teargas in school

Police grant bail to Rivers students who detonated teargas in school

The Rivers state police command has granted bail to the two students who allegedly detonated a teargas canister in a secondary school in the state. In a statement on Saturday, the police, while quizzing the students, quoted one of them as saying that the canister was that of his late brother who was a police officer. Community Secondary School, Oroworukwo, was thrown [...]

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