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    Wike offered me billions to compromise Rivers poll, says army commander accused of oil theft

Wike offered me billions to compromise Rivers poll, says army commander accused of oil theft

Jamil Sarham, general officer commanding (GOC) 6 division of the Nigerian army, has accused Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, of offering him bribe to compromise the gubernatorial election in the state.In a statement by Aminu Iliyasu, the division's spokesman, Sarham said Wike declared war on him when he refused to accept the governor's offer.Wike had accused Sarham of running [...]

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    Amaechi loses LGA to Wike as INEC resumes collation of Rivers results

Amaechi loses LGA to Wike as INEC resumes collation of Rivers results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has resumed collation of results for the governorship poll in Rivers state.On March 10, INEC had suspended all electoral processes in the state as a result of violence and widespread disruption of collation of results.The commission later announced that the results of 17 local government areas were intact, and it rescheduled collation for April [...]

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    Eurasia Group: Atiku has gained momentum but Buhari will win

Eurasia Group: Atiku has gained momentum but Buhari will win

Eurasia Group, reputed as the world’s largest political-risk consultancy, says President Muhammadu Buhari will win the February 16 presidential election.In its final Eurasia Group Politics First election forecast seen by TheCable, the group, which was founded in 1998 by American political scientist Ian Bremmer, said Buhari has a 60 percent probability to win."Opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar has regained some momentum [...]

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    Wike, Okupe, Gbenga Daniel — six winners and losers of PDP primary aside Tambuwal, Atiku

Wike, Okupe, Gbenga Daniel — six winners and losers of PDP primary aside Tambuwal, Atiku

The last time ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar faced President Muhammadu Buhari in a political contest was in 2014 when he lost the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Buhari who not only won the general election but also made history by being the first Nigerian politician to unseat an incumbent president.But having secured the presidential ticket of the [...]

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    Amaechi: Rivers will show Wike ‘red card’ at the right time

Amaechi: Rivers will show Wike ‘red card’ at the right time

Rotimi Amaechi, ex-governor of Rivers state, says the people of the state will show Nyesom Wike, his successor, "red card" at the appropriate time.Both men fell out after Amaechi parted ways with former President Goodluck Jonathan.On Sunday, one Morghan Ikhile, a Twitter user, asked Amaechi to use one hand to fight Wike and the other to execute projects."2018 na election year, [...]

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    VIDEO: Wike, Amaechi’s security aides face-off in Rivers

VIDEO: Wike, Amaechi’s security aides face-off in Rivers

The security aides of Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, and Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation clashed on Saturday along Trans-Amadi road in Port-Harcourt.Both men have released statements with varying accounts of what resulted in the confrontation.While Wike says he was attacked by Amaechi's security aides, the minister said he narrowly escaped being shot by the governor's security personnel.Wike and Amaechi, who [...]

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    Wike sues for inter-ethnic cooperation in Rivers

Wike sues for inter-ethnic cooperation in Rivers

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has said that inter-ethnic harmony and cooperation is critical to the development aspirations of the state government.Wike said this in a keynote address at the 211th convention of Ogbakor Ikwerre cultural organisation worldwide in Rumuche, Emohua local government area of the state.The governor, according to a statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, his special assistant on [...]

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    APC to Wike: Emulate Oshiomhole and stop owing workers

APC to Wike: Emulate Oshiomhole and stop owing workers

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers has urged Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, to emulate his counterpart in Edo, Adams Oshiomhole, by increasing and paying workers wages regularly.This is contained in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Monday by Davies Ikanya, the APC chairperson in Rivers.Ikanya said Edo, which was not economically buoyant like Rivers, was not [...]

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    Wike says soldiers death unconnected to elections

Wike says soldiers death unconnected to elections

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says the death of  two soldiers, during an encounter with sea pirates, had nothing to do with the forth coming re-run legislative elections in the state.The governor said this to John Bray, consul-general of the US in Port Harcourt.He urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to work within the law in the [...]

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    Clean-up of Ogoni land to take 30 years, say minister of environment

Clean-up of Ogoni land to take 30 years, say minister of environment

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