VERBAL WAR: Amaechi shouldn’t be a minister, he should be in jail – Wike

Verbal War: Amaechi shouldn't be a minister, he should be in jail – Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has added bombs to the ongoing verbal war against his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, claiming that the ex-governor should be in jail and not a minister. Wike who made the comments during a live interview on AIT’s Focus Nigeria beamed from Government House, Port Harcourt, on Monday, in reaction to comments by Amaechi over the…

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Rivers govt warns workers on strike, cites pending court case

Rivers govt warns workers on strike, cites pending court case

The Rivers State government has told members of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the state workers that they were forbidden by court order to embark on strike. The state government said, the members of the two labour unions in the state could only embark on the industrial Action when a pending court order on the…

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My govt will end the era of Judges to retire without a house – Wike

My govt will end the era of Judges to retire without a house – Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says the State Government under his watch would end the era when judges retire without homes of their own. Wike made the declaration on Thursday in Port Harcourt Rivers State where Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Tanko Muhammad as special guest commissioned 20 owner occupier duplexes build by Rivers government for Judges of…

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Rivers LGA workers protest over non-payment of salaries

Rivers LG workers protest over non-payment of salaries

Over 110 workers of Ahoada-West LGA council of Rivers State have staged a peaceful protest over non-payment salaries, begging the state governor, Nyesom Wike, and the state house of assembly to prevail on the Local Government chairman, Mr. Hope Ikiriko, to pay them, their 13 months salary. The protesters, who stormed the State Government House, Port Harcourt and the House…

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Punish thieves less, punish election riggers more– Wike

Rivers govt warns workers on strike, cites pending court case

Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday said that election riggers deserve more punishment than thieves because election riggers deny the people their right to good governance. Wike, addressing Prof. Stephen Okodudu, Acting Vice-Chancellor (VC), University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) at Government House, Port Harcourt, Rivers state, also chided lecturers at UNIPORT for destroying the glory of the varsity by indulgence in…

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Gov Wike signs N15.8b contract for the GRA flyover

Gov Nwike signs N15.8b contract for the GRA flyover

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike today signed a N15.8b contract with Julius Berger PLC for the construction of the GRA flyover and dualization of some roads in the state. Wike disclosed this in his tweeter page saying; “Today,  we have signed the papers for the award of N15.8billion contract for the GRA Flyover and also the  dualization of  the Ezimgbu Link…

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Wike dissolves Rivers Task Force on street trading

Wike dissolves Rivers task force on street trading, sacks coordinator

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday ordered the immediate dissolution of the State Task Force on Illegal Street Trading, Motor Parks and Markets. The state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Paulinus Nsirim, disclosed this in a statement, said the governor also sacked Bright Amaewhiule, the coordinator of the task force. READ ALSO: Wike gifts Rivers Judges cars, to…

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Wike suspends PH LGA Chairman over illegal tax collection

Wike suspends PH LGA Chairman over illegal tax collection

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has approved the immediate suspension of the Port Harcourt LGA chiarman, Hon. Victor Ihunwo, for  alleged illegal tax collection. He also directed traders at the Ogbum-nu-Abali Fruit Garden Market not to have any dealing with anyone who claims to be acting on behalf of Port Harcourt Local Government Area. READ ALSO: Wike rescued me…

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Wike sacks Perm Sec for flouting Covid-19 guidelines

River State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has sacked a Permanent Secretary, Mr. Sunny Okere, with immediate effect for flouting and obstructing the enforcement of the COVID-19 guidelines. He said the sacked permanent secretary had the temerity to chase away officials of the state Ministry of Health, who went to Oyigbo to enforce the established guidelines on public burials. READ ALSO: Edo…

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Wike to support Amechi in the 2023 Presidential Election

The Governor of Rivers State Ezenwo Nyesom Wike in an interview said that he will support his former Political father Rotimi Amechi, if he ever decleares interest to pursue his presidential ambition in the 2023 elections with The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Wike made this revelation during a life interview with the ARISE TELEVISION. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) strong…

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We will salvage Rivers State APC — Nwuke

We will salvage Rivers State APC — Nwuke

Nwuke Rivers APC: Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee of mainly statutory members who suspended Caretaker Chairman, Igo Aguma, on Monday pledged to salvage the party from lingering disintegration. Ogbonna Nwuke, Rivers APC Acting Publicity Secretary, post-Aguma’s suspension, declared the party’s commitment to restoring decorum, orderliness, unity, and peace after the decision to displace Aguma and some other…

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PDP: Court gives attention to suit, seeking to stop Obaseki

A Federal high court in Port Harcourt on Monday, granted an order of accelerated hearing in a suit seeking to stop Obaseki from participating in the PDP primaries which will be held on the 25 of June. Ruling on a motion ex parte application, brought by one Omoregei Ogbeide-Ihama, against the Obaseki participating in the PDP primaries, the court presided…

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16 youths renounce cult membership, surrender guns in Rivers

16 youths renounce cult membership, surrender guns in Rivers

No fewer than 16 youths cultists of two separate cult groups have renounce membership of their cult groups in Rivers State. The repentant cultists also surrendered one AK-47 rifle, one pump action gun and three machetes. Read also: Ekweremadu reacts on Obaseki’s defection to PDP CSP Ebere Amaraizu, the National Coordinator of Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV),…

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Mayhem as cultists invade Rivers community, kills one

Mayhem as cultists invade Rivers community, kills one

A young man identified as Saro Godwin has been murdered by cultists in Duburo Community, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State A resident of the community, who did not want his name in print, alleged that one of the cult gangs had invaded the community shooting sporadically. Barisika disclosed that the victim was killed by the invaders, adding that…

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El-Rufai celebrates Rotimi Amaechi on 55th birthday

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has praised Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi as the best Transportation Minister the country has seen as the former Rivers governor celebrates his 55th birthday. Governor El-Rufai gave the appraisal in a Zoom video meeting which was organised to celebrate Amaechi’s 55th birthday. “He is the best Minister of Transportation so far in the country.…

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Air Force men allegedly assault Rivers doctor on way to work

Air Force men allegedly assault Rivers doctor on way to work

Some officers of the Nigerian Air Force have allegedly assaulted a medical doctor on her way to resume duty at a hospital in Rivers State. The incident was said to have happened on May 18 along Ohiamini-Psychiatric Road, off Rumuola, Port Harcourt, the state capital, about 5pm. The victim, Dr Otoide AO, said she was going to cover a night…

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Rivers court sentences two to death for ritual murder of 8-year old

A High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Wednesday sentenced Ifeanyichukwu Maxwell Dike and Ugochukwu Nwamiro to death for the ritual murder of eight-year-old Victory Chikamso. Justice Adolphus Enebeli in his judgement ruled that Dike, 200-Level Student of Physics at the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) be hung on his neck till death while Ugochukwu Nwamiro should be hung…

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RIVERS: Governor Wike relaxes total lockdown

Governor Nyesom Wike has relaxed the total lockdown in Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas of Rivers state, scheduled to take effect from Thursday, May 14, 2020. Governor Wike in a state broadcast said while on routine monitoring, he observed how difficult it has been for residents to access money from their banks to make purchases during the Two-Day…

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RIVERS CRISIS: PDP Governors beg Wike not to dump party

You don't have any acdemic certificate, Wike blast Oshiomhole

Some governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday waded into the crisis rocking their party arising from the face-off between the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and some power blocs over the minority leadership in the House of Representatives. Six PDP governors who stormed Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital met with Wike over the insinuation that he is…

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COVID-19: Wike signs executive order to checkmate border closure sabotage

COVID-19: Wike signs executive order to checkmate border closure sabotage

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday, signed the third Rivers State Government’s Executive Order for a Task Force to check reported sabotage by federal security agents enforcing closure of Rivers border to prevent Covid-19 spread. Wike while signing Executive Order RVSG No. 3 -2020 in Port Harcourt also announced Sunday’s arrest, arraignment and remand of staff of BUA Group…

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Breaking: Plane crash averted in Port Harcourt

It was an incident for thanksgiving as what could have been a tragic plane crash was miraculously averted today at the Port Harcourt International Airport. According to reports, the plane operated by Air Peace had overshot the runway of the Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State while trying to land amid a heavy downpour. Based on an account from…

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Gov Wike dethrones monarch for harbouring cultists

Gov Wike dethrones monarch for harbouring cultists

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has approved the immediate withdrawal of Certificate of Recognition and staff of office from Rivers Monarch, His Royal Majesty, Chief Frank Noryaa, Gbenemene Baabe for allegedly harbouring cultists in his kingdom. This was made known yesterday in a statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media. According to the statement,…

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RIVERS: I’m tired of being governor, Wike laments

RIVERS: I'm tired of being governor, Wike laments

The Executive Governor of Rivers State, Nelson Nyesom Wike disclosed on Tuesday that he is tired of being governor, and will not contest for third tenure even if the constitution permits it. Governor Wike made this disclosure while receiving his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the Rivers State Capital city of Port Harcourt. Speaking…

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APC warns Wike not to rejoice over victory

APC warns Wike not to rejoice over victory

An All Progressives Congress party APC chieftain in Rivers state, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze has warned the incumbent governor, Nyesom wike not to rejoice yet over his recent victory in the state’s governorship election, citing that the victory “an illegality that will not stand a legal test.” In a statement released to newsmen on Wednesday, Eze described Wike’s victory as fake…

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Rivers Election: Wike in comfortable lead

Senate President Saraki hails Wike's victory

As the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), continue collation of results in Rivers election today, the incumbent governor Nyesom Wike of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a comfortable lead. Following collation of results in 15 Local Government Areas out of the total 23 L.G.As in Rivers state, governor Nyesom Wike has earned a total of 426,369 votes as against…

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Rivers Election: INEC continue collation of results

Rivers Election: INEC continue collation of results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has today 2nd of April, 2019 continued the collation of the Rivers state governorship and state assembly election results which was postponed from the general elections held across the country on March 9. According to the Rivers state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Obo Effanga, the collation centre has been declared open and results from…

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Oshiomole rejects Amaechi’s plot to dethrone PDP in Rivers

Oshiomole rejects Amaechi's plot to dethrone PDP in Rivers

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole has rejected the alleged plot of the Minister for Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi to dethrone the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Nyesom Wike. The APC National Chairman stated that the party is not in alignment with the African Action Congress party (AAC) and its candiadate, Awara Biokpomabo who…

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Rivers Election: INEC fixes date for final re-run and collation of governorship results

Rivers Election: INEC fixes date for final re-run and collation of governorship results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the date for the much awaited completion of the Rivers State Governorship election that was earlier declared inconclusive. Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja today, the Independent National Electoral Commission’s commissioner in charge of Voters Education and Information, Mr. Festus Okoye informed newsmen that the remaining collation and announcement of Rivers…

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Rivers SDP candidate Christopher Udume defects to PDP

Wike and Udume ( channelsTV)

Rivers State Deputy governorship candidate for the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Christopher Udume has defected to PDP to support the incumbent governor Nyesom Wike in the forthcoming Guber and state assembly elections. Mr. Christopher Udume made this declaration at the State’s People’s Democratic Party campaign office in Port Harcourt on Thursday. He defected with approximately 98 per cent of the…

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Soldiers plot to disrupt election in Rivers – Wike

RIVERS: I'm tired of being governor, Wike laments

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Nwike has accused soldiers of plotting to disrupt the forthcoming Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state. According to Governor Wike, soldiers of the 6th of the Nigerian Army have put a plan in place to cause problems and disrupt the Guber and State Assembly elections scheduled to hold on 9th of March…

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