Friday, September 20, 2019

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    ‘He sees opposition as partners in progress’ — Wike commends Fayemi

‘He sees opposition as partners in progress’ — Wike commends Fayemi

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says Kayode Fayemi, his Ekiti state counterpart, has never discriminated against members of opposition parties.Fayemi, chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), while Wike belongs to the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Wike gave the commendation at the inauguration of the ultra-modern Rumuwoji market [...]

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    INSIDE STORY: Was Port Harcourt mosque truly demolished?

INSIDE STORY: Was Port Harcourt mosque truly demolished?

On August 21, news broke that the Rivers state government had demolished the central mosque at Trans-Amadi Industrial Layout in Port Harcourt. The demolition was said to have been carried out on the orders of Nyesom Wike, the governor. From that time, the controversy has been on.Although the governor said no mosque was demolished and that what was brought down was [...]

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    You are reckless and irresponsible, Shekarau blasts Wike over ‘mosque demolition’

You are reckless and irresponsible, Shekarau blasts Wike over ‘mosque demolition’

Ibrahim Shekarau, senator representing Kano central, has accused Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, of attempting to truncate Nigeria’s democracy.The senator made the accusation while reacting to Wike’s reported demolition of a mosque in Rivers state.There has been a controversy over the demolition which the governor denied took place.Aliu Sadiq, secretary of the mosque, had told TheCable on Monday that [...]

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    Controversy trails ‘demolition’ of mosque in Rivers

Controversy trails ‘demolition’ of mosque in Rivers

On August 20, the Rainbow Town Central Mosque located at the Trans-Amadi area of Rivers state was reportedly demolished by the state government.Reports of the demolition have stoked controversy as the Muslim community in the area claimed the state government was behind the action. But the Rivers state authorities denied any wrongdoing describing the report as fake news.Some Nigerians took [...]

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    Army has captured ‘Bobrisky’, says Wike

Army has captured ‘Bobrisky’, says Wike

Nyelsom Wike, governor of Rivers, says the Nigerian army has captured Bobrisky, a suspected notorious cultist, less than a day after he placed a N30 million bounty on him.Wike was speaking at a security meeting with leaders of Rumuolumeni community at the government House Port Harcourt on Friday.He thanked the Nigerian army for capturing the suspected cultist.“The Army has captured [...]

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    Wike declares ‘Bobrisky’ wanted with N30m bounty

Wike declares ‘Bobrisky’ wanted with N30m bounty

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, has declared one Bobrisky, a notorious criminal, wanted for inflicting terror on the people of Gokana LGA of the state.Wike also promised to give N30 million to anyone with useful information that will lead to his arrest.He made the pledge on Thursday while handing over 40 patrol vans equipped with communication devices to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and [...]

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    We were bribed to lie, ADP witnesses tell Rivers tribunal

We were bribed to lie, ADP witnesses tell Rivers tribunal

Two witnesses presented by Victor Fingesi, candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP) in the Rivers state governorship election, have confessed that they were bribed to lie under oath.According to The Nation, they made the confession during the sitting of the election tribunal on Friday.One of the witnesses, who swore under oath that his name is Stanley Okereke confessed that his real [...]

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    How six police officers were shot dead in 24 hours

How six police officers were shot dead in 24 hours

In the last 24 hours, six police officers have been killed in different attacks in Rivers and Bayelsa states.On Monday, two police officers said to be escorting a vehicle conveying money, were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital.The police officers were reportedly attacked at a checkpoint around Ojoto area of the state capital.The gunmen reportedly [...]

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    Five injured as explosion rocks Port Harcourt mall

Five injured as explosion rocks Port Harcourt mall

Five persons were "seriously" injured during an explosion at a shopping mall in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Wednesday. Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman of Rivers state police command, confirmed the incident via a statement.He said the cause of the explosion which occurred at the bakery area of the mall is yet to be ascertained.There are reports that one person died in [...]

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    Wike gives community leaders 72 hours to secure release of abducted expatriates

Wike gives community leaders 72 hours to secure release of abducted expatriates

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has given a 72-hour ultimatum to chiefs and leaders in Andoni local government area of the state to ensure the immediate release of three kidnapped expatriates.Simeon Nwakaudu, his special assistant on electronic media, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.According to the statement, the expatriates, who until their kidnap worked for Raffoul Nigeria Limited, [...]

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    Wike dissolves cabinet

Wike dissolves cabinet

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has announced the dissolution of the state executive council, on Wednesday, during its valedictory session.Wike said he would continue to promote Rivers first at all times, adding that the interest of the state was ahead of all other considerations.He thanked members of the former state executive council for their contributions to the development of [...]

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    Wike withdraws certificate of recognition of first-class king

Wike withdraws certificate of recognition of first-class king

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has approved the withdrawal of the certificate of recognition from Monday Noryaa, Gbenemene Baabe. A statement issued on Monday by Simeon Nwakaudu, Wike's special assistant on electronic media,  said the withdrawal was with immediate effect.According to Nwakaudu, the withdrawal of the government's recognition from Noryaa, a first-class traditional ruler of Khana, Ogoniland, followed his indictment in [...]

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    APC: PDP intimidating supreme court judges over Rivers election

APC: PDP intimidating supreme court judges over Rivers election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed as "hogwash", claims by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that its chieftains are paving way for fresh governorship election in Rivers state.In a statement on Monday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said the PDP is attempting to intimidate supreme court judges into doing their bidding concerning the governorship poll in Rivers.The PDP had on [...]

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    Atiku: PDP blessed to have a political gladiator like Wike

Atiku: PDP blessed to have a political gladiator like Wike

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, as a gladiator, congratulating him on his reelection.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Wike winner of the governorship election on Wednesday evening.Wike polled 886,264 votes ahead of Biokpomabo Awara, candidate of the African Alliance Congress (AAC) and his closest rival, who garnered [...]

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    Wike extends lead with over 600,000 votes in 19 of 23 LGAs

Wike extends lead with over 600,000 votes in 19 of 23 LGAs

Nyesom Wike, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state, has extended his lead in the results of the election so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).TheCable reported that Wike, incumbent governor, was winning with a margin of 296,424 votes after INEC resumed collation of election results on Tuesday.He had polled 426, 279 votes [...]

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    Wike leading with over 290,000 votes as INEC announces 15 LG results

Wike leading with over 290,000 votes as INEC announces 15 LG results

Nyesom Wike, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state, is leading significantly in the results of 15 local government areas so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).INEC resumed collation of election results of 15 LGAs on Tuesday and Wike polled PDP: 426, 279 votes ahead of Biokpomabo Awara, candidate of the African Alliance Congress [...]

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