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    Wike, slow down and take it easy

Wike, slow down and take it easy

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has been in the news lately for his exertions to contain the spread the spread of coronavirus in the state, and he has supporters on both sides of the aisle for his actions. Let me be clear: Wike, in my view, has good intentions for his people but his methods and style usually give [...]

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    An open letter to Wike over his action on maritime sector

An open letter to Wike over his action on maritime sector

BY CHARLES ISICHIE I write as a citizen and businessman who is concerned about how some of the decisions you have taken in the management of the COVID-19 Pandemic affects the maritime sector within which I operate. I also intend to address how the current situation may ultimately affect the economy of the state and nation in general. Let me state from [...]

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    COVID-19: Wike accuses FG of hypocrisy on relocation of almajiri kids

COVID-19: Wike accuses FG of hypocrisy on relocation of almajiri kids

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has accused the federal government of double standards over the relocation of almajiri kids to their states of origin. In April, northern governors agreed to ban the almajiri system as a part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. States like Kano, Nasarawa and Kaduna have returned some of the almajiri kids to their states [...]

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    Concern mounts as Rivers community feasts on dead whale

Concern mounts as Rivers community feasts on dead whale

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    Rivers govt: We’ll hold Oshiomhole, Sylva responsible if anything happens to Mary Odili

Rivers govt: We’ll hold Oshiomhole, Sylva responsible if anything happens to Mary Odili

Rivers state government says it will hold Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Timipre Sylva, minister of state for petroleum resources, responsible if anything happens to Mary Odili, a justice of the supreme court. Odiili, wife of a former governor of Rivers state, had led the panel of justices who sacked David Lyon, candidate of the APC [...]

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    Women are good managers of resources, says Amaechi

Women are good managers of resources, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister for transportation, says women should be given more empowerment opportunities as they are good managers of resources. Amaechi spoke during the empowerment of women and youth programme in Rivers state by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) and the office of the minister of state for labour and employment. He expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for the initiative [...]

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    Wike: I won’t impose anyone on Rivers in 2023

Wike: I won’t impose anyone on Rivers in 2023

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says he will not impose a candidate on the people of the state at the end of his second term. Wike spoke during a solidarity visit by the Orashi region of the state at the government house, Port Harcourt, on Saturday. The governor said no one zoned the governorship seat to him but that he struggled for [...]

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    Amnesty: Failure to punish violent gangs turning Rivers to killing field

Amnesty: Failure to punish violent gangs turning Rivers to killing field

Amnesty International says the "failure" of the Rivers state government to protect residents from violent gangs has led to the loss of many lives. The organisation, in a statement on Thursday, said it is deeply concerned that the authorities are doing "little or nothing" to address ongoing violence in the state. Citing communities like Khana and Gokana local government areas, AI said at least [...]

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    Magnus Abe: Rivers APC in crisis because Amaechi wants me expelled

Magnus Abe: Rivers APC in crisis because Amaechi wants me expelled

Magnus Abe, a former senator from Rivers, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state is in crisis because Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, wants him expelled from the party. Abe and Amaechi have been at loggerheads since the build-up to the 2019 general election. The in-fighting caused the APC in Rivers to lose all elective positions in the state. In a [...]

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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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