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    ‘Crazyman’ , ‘ruined First Consultants’ and 2 other things to remember about Patrick Sawyer

‘Crazyman’ , ‘ruined First Consultants’ and 2 other things to remember about Patrick Sawyer

Many Nigerians were not keen about precautionary measures against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) until Liberian Patrick Sawyer introduced it into the country on July 20, 2014.After its outbreak in Guinea four months earlier, the highly-contagious disease spread to Sierra Leone and Liberia and Sawyer, who contracted the virus during the funeral rites of his elder sister, departed his [...]

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    Wike: I have cleared Amaechi’s debt to workers

Wike: I have cleared Amaechi’s debt to workers

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says he has settled the outstanding salary arrears left by the administration of Rotimi Amaechi.Speaking at the government house in Port Harcourt during the swearing in of Rufus Godwin as the new head of service on Thursday, Wike said it was “time to inject fresh blood” into the state’s civil service.Wike, who said a [...]

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    Wike goes after another aide of Amaechi, impounds his car

Wike goes after another aide of Amaechi, impounds his car

Nine days after the Rivers state government impounded a Lexus four wheel drive vehicle (pictured) from the residence of Ibim Semenitari, who served as commissioner of information during the administration of Rotimi Amaechi, the government has seized another vehicle from Tony Okocha, also an aide of Amaechi.Coincidentally, Okocha succeeded Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, as chief of staff in [...]

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    Wike restores Omeha’s rights as former governor

Wike restores Omeha’s rights as former governor

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers  state, has  formally  restored the  entitlements  and benefits  of  Celestine Omehia  as a former  governor of  the  state.Wike said Omehia deserves being acknowledged for occupying the topmost office in the state between  May 29, 2007 and October  25, 2007.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Omehia winner of the  April 14 2007 gubernatorial election and [...]

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    Amaechi: Wike stopped GEJ from settling N108bn ‘debt’ to Rivers

Amaechi: Wike stopped GEJ from settling N108bn ‘debt’ to Rivers

Rotimi Amaechi, the immediate past governor of Rivers state, has accused Nyesom Wike, his successor, of masterminding Goodluck Jonathan's refusal to pay Rivers state a sum of N108 billion expended by the state on the rehabilitation of federal roads.Amaechi also said that as at the time he came into office in 2007, government and business activities were at a “standstill” as a [...]

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    Wike’s probe panel against me dead on arrival, says Amaechi

Wike’s probe panel against me dead on arrival, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, immediate past governor of Rivers state, has accused Nyesom Wike, his successor, of witch-hunting him and deliberately misleading the public in order to grab media attention.Amaechi described the probe panel inaugurated by Wike as sham, alleging that the governor already mandated the panel to indict him at all cost.“This so-called Wike’s probe of Amaechi is dead on arrival. All [...]

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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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