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    Wike inaugurates panel to probe Amaechi

Wike inaugurates panel to probe Amaechi

One month after Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, threatened to probe the administration of Chibuike Amaechi, his predecessor, he has inaugurated a seven-man judicial commission of inquiry (JCI) to investigate Amaechi's tenure.Speaking on Friday during the inauguration of the panel, Wike charged the commission to ascertain the sale of valued assets of the state and other related matters with a [...]

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    Amaechi: Wike so desperate to portray me as corrupt

Amaechi: Wike so desperate to portray me as corrupt

Chibuike Amaechi, immediate past governor of Rivers state, has accused Nyesom Wike, his successor, of witch-hunting him and coercing officials of his administration into making bogus statements that would make legitimate government transactions appear as corrupt practices.Amaechi urged the public to be watchful and “discern the fraudulent acts” of Wike to make him and his administration look bad."As I noted [...]

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    Amaechi: Wike trying to use me to steal Rivers funds

Amaechi: Wike trying to use me to steal Rivers funds

Rotimi Amaechi, the immediate past governor of Rivers state, has accused Nyesom Wike, his successor, of a deliberate plot to intimidate and blackmail him and officials of his administration.According to Amaechi, Wike has been threatening civil servants into making false, phony and bogus claims of alleged corruption and corrupt practices against him and his wife.Wike had claimed that Amaechi looted and [...]

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    Governor Wike appoints chief judge, reopens Rivers courts

Governor Wike appoints chief judge, reopens Rivers courts

Nyesom Wike, the new governor of Rivers state, has appointed Daisy Okocha as chief judge of the state and also ordered the reopening of all courts in the state.The state judiciary has been engulfed in crisis since the retirement of Iche Ndu as chief judge in August 2013.After Ndu retired, Rotimi Amaechi, who was then the governor of the state, [...]

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    Amaechi to Wike: I did not probe my predecessor

Amaechi to Wike: I did not probe my predecessor

Rotimi Amaechi, outgoing governor of Rivers state, has revealed that he was under pressure to probe Peter Odili, his predecessor, but he did not do so in order to move the state forward.Responding to the threat of Nyesom Wike, the incoming governor, to probe his administration, Amaechi said he has the records of Wike, who worked under him as chief [...]

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    I will probe Amaechi, says Wike

I will probe Amaechi, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, the incoming governor of Rivers state, says he would probe the administration of Rotimi Amaechi, the outgoing governor of the state.Amaechi, who got elected in 2007 after serving as the speaker of the state house of assembly for eight years, would be rounding off his second term on Friday.The governor, who has never hidden his dissent in having [...]

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    NOI: Amaechi got N257bn from ECA in 2013

NOI: Amaechi got N257bn from ECA in 2013

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, minister of finance and coordinating minister of the economy, says Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, received a total of N N257.6 billion from the federation account between January and October 2013.Okonjo-Iweala said the governors’ forum had no basis asking her to account for $20 billion from the excess crude account (ECA) because details of the ECA are [...]

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    Govs ask Okonjo-Iweala to account for $20bn

Govs ask Okonjo-Iweala to account for $20bn

The Nigeria governors’ forum (NGF) wants Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, minister of finance and coordinating minister of the economy, to account for $20 billion being accruals of the excess crude account (ECA) from May 2013 till April 2015.Rotimi Amaechi,  chairman of NGF, made the demand at the end of a four-hour meeting that held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.“In the light of [...]

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    Rivers of blood: Diary of a 2015 election reporter

Rivers of blood: Diary of a 2015 election reporter

"Did you choose Rivers or Rivers chose you"? That was the response I got from Nnamdi Odikpo, a correspondent of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in Abuja, when I told him that I had been assigned to cover the presidential and governorship elections in Rivers state. Odikpo would not understand my fascination – or was it TheCable's? – with "battleground" Rivers.I hardly make [...]

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    Amaechi warns security agents against harassing voters

Amaechi warns security agents against harassing voters

Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, has warned security personnel in the state against harassing voters during Saturday’s election.Encouraging residents of the state to document incidents of improper conduct on the part of the security agents, Amaechi said any officer found to be involved in unbecoming act would be dealt with in accordance with the law, particularly under the administration [...]

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    THE FIGURES: Did Jonathan lose the 2015 presidential election on August 13, 2013?

THE FIGURES: Did Jonathan lose the 2015 presidential election on August 13, 2013?

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has a chairman, Adamu Mauzu, who’s affectionately called the game changer.But did the game actually change for the party with the open walkout on President Goodluck Jonathan at the party’s special convention ground in Abuja by seven governors and other national leaders who went to gather at another venue to constitute a parallel leadership?Although two [...]

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    Wike: Amaechi trying to postpone Rivers election

Wike: Amaechi trying to postpone Rivers election

Nyesom Wike, gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state, has accused Rotimi Amaechi, governor of the state, of planning to delay the governorship election in Rivers till Muhammadu Buhari, the president-elect, is sworn into office.Wike, who asked the people to resist any attempt to frustrate the poll, said nothing would stop him from emerging victorious.He was [...]

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    INEC begins probe of Rivers election

INEC begins probe of Rivers election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has instituted a "fact-finding committee" to examine allegations of irregularities in the presidential and parliamentary election conducted in Rivers state at the weekend. "Further to the allegation made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the conduct of the presidential and national assembly elections on Saturday 28th March, 2015 in Rivers state and [...]

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    Amaechi staged gun attack, says Rivers police

Amaechi staged gun attack, says Rivers police

The Rivers state police command has dismissed the claims that Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, was attacked in Obio Akpor local government area of the state on Thursday.The police said the gunshots that rocked the town were fired by security operatives in Amaechi’s entourage.David Iyiofor, chief press secretary to the governor, had alleged that thugs loyal to the Peoples [...]

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    Gunmen ‘attack’ Amaechi in Wike’s village

Gunmen ‘attack’ Amaechi in Wike’s village

Thugs believed to be loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday "opened fire" on the convoy of Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, during a campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Obi Akpor local government area of the state.The decision of the governor to end his campaign for the presidential election in the community, which is the [...]

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    Atiku: Blame Amaechi for my absence at rallies

Atiku: Blame Amaechi for my absence at rallies

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president of Nigeria, has accused Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, of being part of the reasons why he has not been actively involved in the presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Atiku, who was named the vice-chairman (north) of APC campaign council, made his first appearance at the campaign rally of Muhammadu Buhari, the party’s [...]

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