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    Wike sacks permanent secretary for ‘flouting COVID-19 guidelines ‘

Wike sacks permanent secretary for ‘flouting COVID-19 guidelines ‘

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has fired Sunny Okere, permanent secretary, establishment, for "flouting COVID-19 guidelines". The governor announced this in a statewide broadcast on Wednesday, saying the sack of the permanent secretary would serve as a lesson to others. Okere was accused of chasing enforcement officers away at a burial where more than the regulated number of persons were in [...]

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    ‘Wike spoke up when others cowered’ — Rivers commissioner speaks on N78bn refund

‘Wike spoke up when others cowered’ — Rivers commissioner speaks on N78bn refund

Paulinus Nsirim, Rivers commissioner for information and communications, says the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to approve the refund of N78.9 billion to the state for the repair of federal roads may be because Nyesom Wike, the governor, has the "courage to speak up when others are silent". Nsirim said this in reaction to an article by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, [...]

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    PDP picks Wike to lead Obaseki’s campaign

PDP picks Wike to lead Obaseki’s campaign

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed Nyesome Wike, governor of Rivers state, as chairman of its campaign council for Edo gubernatorial election. The party made the announcement in a tweet on Friday. It said Ahmadu Fintiri, governor of Adamawa, has been appointed as the deputy chairman of the council. "The People's Democratic Party (PDP) NWC has appointed the Governor of Rivers State, [...]

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    Rapprochement? Wike thanks Buhari for N78bn refund, invites him for state visit

Rapprochement? Wike thanks Buhari for N78bn refund, invites him for state visit

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, has invited President Muhammadu Buhari for a state visit. This is coming after the federal government approved the disbursement N78.9 billion as reimbursement for the amount spent on executing some federal road projects in the state, including Port Harcourt-Owerri road. The approval for the refund was granted at the virtual federal executive council (FEC) meeting presided over [...]

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    1,715 patients discharged in one week as NCDC confirms 452 new cases

1,715 patients discharged in one week as NCDC confirms 452 new cases

Nigeria's COVID-19 recovery toll has maintained a steady record with more than 1,700 people discharged in the past seven days. With 229 people discharged on Tuesday, the total number of recoveries across the country is now 7,338. New cases also recorded another slight decrease with 452 new infections confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in 13 states and the [...]

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    Giadom’s suspension from APC is ineffective, says lawyer

Giadom’s suspension from APC is ineffective, says lawyer

Oluwole Afolabi, legal counsel representing Victor Giadom, factional national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the purported suspension of his client is ineffective because it is in contempt of a subsisting court order. Giadom had declared himself as the national chairman of the party following the ruling of the court of appeal affirming the suspension of Adam Oshiomhole as the [...]

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    Report: Over 100 cult groups in Rivers spilling blood of residents

Report: Over 100 cult groups in Rivers spilling blood of residents

More than 100 cult groups in Rivers are fueling violence which has led to the loss of numerous lives, according to a report by SB Morgan (SBM) Intelligence. SBM said the report is based on four sources: the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, the Council for Foreign Relations' Nigeria Security Tracker, newspapers, and SBM Intel’s own countrywide network of researchers. The [...]

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    107 COVID-19 deaths in one week as Nigeria’s fatality toll exceeds 500

107 COVID-19 deaths in one week as Nigeria’s fatality toll exceeds 500

Within one week, 107 people have died from COVID-19 complications across the country. According to the latest figures by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday, more than 500 people have now died of COVID-19. As of June 12, 2020, the country had recorded 399 deaths, but that figure has now increased to 506. The highest fatality toll was announced on [...]

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    216 in Lagos, 103 in Rivers — NCDC confirms 573 new COVID-19 cases

216 in Lagos, 103 in Rivers — NCDC confirms 573 new COVID-19 cases

For the first time since confirming its index case on March 27, 2020, Rivers recorded its highest daily COVID-19 toll with 103 new cases confirmed in the state. This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its latest update. Making the announcement at 11:50pm on Monday, the agency confirmed 573 new COVID-19 infections in 19 states and the [...]

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    NMA: 22 doctors have tested positive for COVID-19 in Rivers

NMA: 22 doctors have tested positive for COVID-19 in Rivers

The Nigerian Medical Association in Rivers says 22 doctors in the state have tested positive for COVID-19. Obelebra Adebiyi, the chairperson of the association who spoke with journalists on Friday, said about 60 health workers have also been infected. Adebiyi lamented the lack of adequate personal protective equipment for health workers combating COVID-19, saying the rise in the rate of infection among doctors [...]

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    Corps member died of undisclosed illness in Lagos, says Rivers NYSC coordinator

Corps member died of undisclosed illness in Lagos, says Rivers NYSC coordinator

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    Rivers has infected my manager with COVID-19, says owner of demolished hotel

Rivers has infected my manager with COVID-19, says owner of demolished hotel

Promise Gogorobari, owner of Prodest Hotel, Eleme, which was demolished for allegedly flouting lockdown order in Rivers, has accused the state government of infecting his manager, with COVID-19. In a statement, Gogorobari said his manager was healthy before he was detained on the orders of Nyesom Wike, the governor. Paulinus Nsirim, Rivers information commissioner, had listed Bariledum Azoroh, the manager, as one of [...]

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    Wike donates N450m to victims of violence in Rivers guber election

Wike donates N450m to victims of violence in Rivers guber election

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has donated N450 million to victims of violence in the 2019 governorship election in the state. The violence, which led to the loss of lives and property, occurred during the March 2 governorship election in the state. Some of the local government areas where violence broke out are Akuku-Toru, Asari-Toru, Abonema, Degema, Bonny, Ahoada West, Andoni, [...]

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    Lagos exceeds 3,500 cases as NCDC confirms 313 new infections in 17 states

Lagos exceeds 3,500 cases as NCDC confirms 313 new infections in 17 states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 313 fresh COVID-19 cases. The agency made the announcement on Sunday night via its Twitter handle. Lagos state recorded 148 new cases, bringing the total number of the infections in the state to 3,505, the highest in the country. A total of 7,839 COVID-19 cases have now been recorded in 34 states and the [...]

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    Rivers: There’s plot to impose emergency rule on our state

Rivers: There’s plot to impose emergency rule on our state

The Rivers state government says it uncovered plans by some politicians to impose an emergency rule on the state. Paulinus Nsirim, the state commissioner for information and communications, made the claim in a statement on Wednesday. He said the plot was attempted but foiled during the 2019 governorship election in the state. Nsirim said similar a attempt is being made by some persons [...]

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    PHOTOS: Social distancing rule breached at Rivers PDP inauguration

PHOTOS: Social distancing rule breached at Rivers PDP inauguration

The social distancing rule was breached at the inauguration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman and other executive members in Rivers state on Wednesday. This is coming a few days after Nyesom Wike, the state governor, pulled down two hotels for allegedly violating the lockdown measures in the state. He had imposed a lockdown in the state and asked all hotels to suspend [...]

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