Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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    $43m found in Ikoyi house belongs to Rivers, says Wike

$43m found in Ikoyi house belongs to Rivers, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, says the monies the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) found in an apartment on Osborne Street, Ikoyi, Lagos, belong to the state.Operatives of the anti-graft agency had raided the apartment on Wednesday, discovering $43m, £27,000, and N23m stashed in fireproof safes.A controversy had spiralled over the owner of the cash. But the National Intelligence [...]

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    The narrative that Rivers is unsafe is an ugly slander, says commissioner

The narrative that Rivers is unsafe is an ugly slander, says commissioner

Austin Tam-George, Rivers state commissioner for information and communication, says the state is safe for foreign and local investors to do business.Speaking at a press conference in Lagis, Tam-George invited investors to take advantage of the "rapid developmental strides" of the administration of Nyesom Wike, governor of the state.He appealed to investors to pump money into all sectors of the [...]

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    Wike says INEC planning to rig 2019 elections, claims to have ‘authentic intelligence’

Wike says INEC planning to rig 2019 elections, claims to have ‘authentic intelligence’

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, says that the Independent National Electoral Commission was in collusion with the All Progressives Congress to rig the 2019 general election.Wike on Saturday alleged that INEC intends to post electoral officers from APC states to Rivers during the election.The governor made the allegation during a visit to Etche local government area of the state.He claimed [...]

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    Rivers rerun: Police ‘recover’ N111m from 23 INEC officials (updated)

Rivers rerun: Police ‘recover’ N111m from 23 INEC officials (updated)

The police on Tuesday disclosed that they recovered N111m from some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) involved in the legislative rerun-election in Rivers state.Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), had set up a panel to investigate allegations of fraud and bribery in the December 10 election.But Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, went to court to challenge the [...]

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    Niger Delta villages to appeal Shell’s victory, say ‘no hope of justice in Nigeria’

Niger Delta villages to appeal Shell’s victory, say ‘no hope of justice in Nigeria’

Ogale and Bille communities in Rivers state have vowed to appeal the decision of a United Kingdom high court to halt the claims of pollution made against Royal Dutch Shell.The communities say they cannot get justice in Nigerian courts, saying they have more faith in the British legal system.The UK high court had on Thursday ruled that Shell cannot be sued in the [...]

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    Rivers petitions senate over Shell’s ‘planned relocation’ to Lagos

Rivers petitions senate over Shell’s ‘planned relocation’ to Lagos

‎The Rivers state government has petitioned the senate over the "planned relocation" of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) headquarters to Lagos state.The attorney-general of Rivers state brought a petition through George Sekibo, a senator from the state, to the upper legislative chamber, on the matter on Wednesday.Sekibo said the petitioner is praying the senate to investigate why the [...]

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    6 policemen fired for ‘using their firearms for Wike’ during poll

6 policemen fired for ‘using their firearms for Wike’ during poll

Six police officers attached to Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, have been dismissed for "misusing their firearms" during the Rivers legislative rerun election of December 10, 2016.The decision to dismiss and prosecute these officers was sequel to a report from a panel set up by Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, on the incidents recorded during the legislative re-run election.Addressing a [...]

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    Rivers PDP: Abe just a caretaker senator… tribunal will remove him

Rivers PDP: Abe just a caretaker senator… tribunal will remove him

The Rivers state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed confidence that the state election petition tribunal will remove Magnus Abe, who is just a "caretaker senator".Abe was declared winner of the national assembly rerun election in Rivers southeast senatorial district in December 2016.The PDP state chapter said it had gone to the tribunal to challenge the declaration of Abe [...]

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    Wike: DSS can intimidate other governors, not me

Wike: DSS can intimidate other governors, not me

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the Department of State Services (DSS), can intimidate other governors, but not him.On Thursday, the secret police accused Wike of a plot to cause mass violence in the federal capital territory (FCT).But he described the allegations as false, saying the DSS was unhappy with him because he stopped them from"kidnapping" a judge.He spoke while [...]

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    DSS accuses Wike of conniving with Saraki’s aide to destabilise Abuja

DSS accuses Wike of conniving with Saraki’s aide to destabilise Abuja

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has uncovered a plot by Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, to cause mass violence in the federal capital territory (FCT).The secret police said this in a statement issued by Tony Opuiyo, its agent, on Thursday.According to the DSS, Wike wanted to execute his plan through Ikenga Ugochinyere, an aide of Senate President [...]

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    Sagay a false intellectual with broken moral compass, says Wike

Sagay a false intellectual with broken moral compass, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti- Corruption (PACAC), is a false intellectual with a broken moral compass.Wike was speaking in Port Harcourt in reaction to a comment by Sagay that the desperation of politicians in Rivers, led by Wike, was making it difficult for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct [...]

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    Fayose: Buhari has destroyed Jonathan’s legacy of free and fair elections

Fayose: Buhari has destroyed Jonathan’s legacy of free and fair elections

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state governor, says President Muhammadu Buhari has destroyed the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) legacy of free and fair election.Fayose described Saturday’s rerun national and state house of assembly elections in Rivers state, as a "sad reminder of the level of destruction already done to the country’s electoral process by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government [...]

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    Police: Wike’s CSO removed for ‘apparent partisanship’

Police: Wike’s CSO removed for ‘apparent partisanship’

The police on Wednesday said Promise Nwosu, chief security officer (CSO) of Nyesom Wike, the Rivers state governor, was redeployed because of his "apparent partisanship".Wike had cried out over the withdrawal of his CSO, alleging that there was a conspiracy to take him out.But in a statement, Don Awunah, police spokesman, said the officer was redeployed because he grossly flouted the [...]

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    Ganduje: Free and fair election not normal in south-south

Ganduje: Free and fair election not normal in south-south

Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano state and chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Rivers rerun election campaign, says free and fair elections are not normal in the south-south region of the country.Speaking with state house correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, in Abuja, on Friday, the governor said measures were being put in place to ensure that [...]

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    Amaechi: Justices Okoro, Ngwuta are part of plot to destroy me by all means

Amaechi: Justices Okoro, Ngwuta are part of plot to destroy me by all means

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has denied allegations of lobbying supreme court justices to alter the outcome of appeals made on the Rivers and Ekiti states governorship elections.Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, a judge of the supreme court, had said the raid by the Department of State Services (DSS) on his home was due to his refusal to influence appeals in favour of [...]

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    Justice Ngwuta: Amaechi wanted to influence Ekiti, Rivers appeals

Justice Ngwuta: Amaechi wanted to influence Ekiti, Rivers appeals

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, a judge of the supreme court, says the raid by the Department of State Services (DSS) on his home was because he did not influence appeals from the Ekiti and Rivers elections in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC).In a letter dated October 18 and addressed to Mahmoud Mohammed, the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ngwuta [...]

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