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Wike Imposes Night Curfew In All Rivers LGA From 10.00 p.m. To 6.00 a.m.
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Wike Imposes Night Curfew In All Rivers LGA From 10.00 p.m. To 6.00 a.m.

STATE BROADCAST BY HIS EXCELLENCY NYESOM EZENWO WIKE, CON, GSSRS, POS ON THE RECENT SECURITY BREACHES IN RIVERS STATE. My dear people of Rivers State On 28th April 2021, the Rivers State Security Council, in consideration of the recent murderous attacks on security personnel in Ikwerre and Abua/Odual Local Government Areas imposed a night-time curfew on our land borders with other States. 2. A review of the present security situation shows that the threat of further deadly attacks on hard and soft targets across the State still exists. 3. This being so, it has become imperative for the State Government to take further necessary measures to secure our State and safeguard lives and property. 4. Accordingly, the State Security Council has, today, after exhaustive deliberation,...
Wike Imposes Curfew On All Rivers’ Land Boarders From 8pm – 6am
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Wike Imposes Curfew On All Rivers’ Land Boarders From 8pm – 6am

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has imposed night curfew at all entry and exit points with Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Imo States. Governor Wike in State broadcast on Tuesday said the curfew which takes effect from Wednesday night, is necessitated by the recent security breaches and deadly attacks on security personnel by yet to be identified gunmen. “The Government of Rivers State has decided to restrict night movements into and out of the State from the land borders of the State. “Consequently, a night curfew is hereby imposed and no person or vehicle is allowed into and out of Rivers State from 8.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. from tomorrow (Wednesday) 28 April 2021 until further notice. “We wish to advise that those who have any legitimate need or reason to come int...
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If Zoning Presidency To North Will Make PDP Win In 2023, I Support It – Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says if zoning the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential ticket to the North will cause the party to win the 2023 general election, he will support the decision. The governor has meanwhile ruled out the possibility of him supporting any All Progressives Congress presidential candidate even if the person is of Rivers State or Southern Nigerian extraction. Governor Wike shared this view during an interview with BBC Pigin at the Government House, Port Harcourt. The Rivers state governor explained that the reason why the PDP has not taken a final decision on whether its presidential candidate for the 2023 general election should be from the North or South of the country is because stakeholders are still strategizing the best opti...
Banditry Will Not End In Nigeria Since They’ve Politicised Security – Wike
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Banditry Will Not End In Nigeria Since They’ve Politicised Security – Wike

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State, says, by politicising insecurity, the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government plunged the security troubled states into an unimaginable scale of banditry that may not end soon. The governor was speaking when he received the Board of Editors of Independent Newspapers Limited, led by the company’s Managing Director and Editor- in -chief, Steve Omanufeme, at Government House, Port Harcourt, on Thursday. Governor Wike said when Rivers experienced issues of insecurity in 2015, he ran to the Federal Government but rather than offering support, they dismissed it as politics out of hatred for the State and desire to see the remain ungovernable. “They didn’t send special forces to Rivers as they’re sending to other states now....
I Can Walk Around Rivers State Without Security Because I Have Performed – Wike
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I Can Walk Around Rivers State Without Security Because I Have Performed – Wike

Rivers States Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says despite attempts by agents of the Federal Government to cripple his administration from the onset, he has not disappointed Rivers’ people and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the governance of the State. Governor Wike said he could walk around the entire Rivers State today without security because his administration and the PDP have fulfilled their promises to transform the State for the benefit of all. He made this assertion at the inauguration of the ultramodern Government House clinic and Administrative Building in Port Harcourt. “I have not disappointed the people of Rivers State and I have not disappointed the party that gave me the privilege to contribute my own quarter to the development of the State. But for politics...
Policeman In Mufti Blocked My Convoy With AK-47 Rifle – Wike
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Policeman In Mufti Blocked My Convoy With AK-47 Rifle – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has urged the new Police Commissioner (CP) posted to the State to shun politics and stay within his professional mandate to fight crime without fear or favour. Governor Wike gave the charge when the new Commissioner of Police, Mr Friday Eboka paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Port Harcourt on Friday. The governor disclosed to the CP how a man who is supposed to be police officer, dressed in mufti and armed with AK 47 harassed his convoy while he was on inspection of the new Rivers State legislative residential quarters on Thursday. "Yesterday (Thursday), I was going out for inspection. We saw one guy carrying Ak47, not on police uniform. He was on mufti, blocking us from Waterlines Junction when we went to inspect the Rive...
Wike Presents Buses To Rivers United And Rivers Angels, 20million To Beat Enyimba
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Wike Presents Buses To Rivers United And Rivers Angels, 20million To Beat Enyimba

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has challenged players of Rivers United Football Club to make the state proud by doing everything possible in winning the cup of the forthcoming Confederation of African Football (CAF) tournament. The Governor said if they achieve that feat, their life will change and the state will celebrate them. Governor Wike made the promise when he presented Yutong buses, ambulances and other vehicles to the Rivers United and the Rivers Angels Football Clubs at Government House in Port Harcourt on Thursday. He said, as players, they have the opportunity to write their names in gold while promoting the image of the state, and they should not compromise it. "I believe that when you have an opportunity, you shouldn't miss it. This is the time,...
“I Respect Chief Bola Tinubu And Will Never Malign Him” – Wike
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“I Respect Chief Bola Tinubu And Will Never Malign Him” – Wike

The attention of the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has been drawn to false assertions attributed to him in an article written in The Guardian by Emmanuel Ande on February 5, 2021, titled: " Tinubu cannot see presidency gate in 2023, says Wike." We wish to affirm that it is true that Governor Wike was in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State on February 4, to inspect some projects being executed by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri. And while inspecting the Greater Interchange and Underpass in Yola , some journalists requested for an interview which he graciously obliged them. The questions asked ranged from the purpose of his visit; the prospects of the Peoples Democratic Party winning the 2023 general election and Nigeria's rating in the global corruption index recently...
Governor Wike Commends Buhari On Sack Of Service Chiefs
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Governor Wike Commends Buhari On Sack Of Service Chiefs

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing new Service Chiefs for the country. Governor Wike noted that even though the appointments came late, the President should be commended for listening to the voice of the people. He challenged the new appointees to see their appointments as an opportunity to re-engineer the nation's security architecture which has suffered tremendous setback in the last five years. " The new Service Chiefs should not politicise security by aligning with politicians. "What the country needs now is competence and professionalism that will reduce insecurity to the barest minimum, " he stated. Governor Wike noted that Nigerians who lost confidence in the former Service Chiefs are looking up to th...
Be Courageous To Handover Power To PDP In 2023 — Gov Wike Tells APC
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Be Courageous To Handover Power To PDP In 2023 — Gov Wike Tells APC

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says Nigerians are earnestly waiting for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to take over power at the federal level in order to enshrine good governance. Governor Wike made the assertion at the inauguration of the 11.53 kilometers Agbonchai-Afam road, connecting Eleme and Oyigbo Local Government Areas and performed by the former Senate Majority leader, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume on Wednesday. The governor said Nigerians have increased their yearnings for good governance, improved economy and developmental projects that PDP has continued to provide in the states that it controls. He stated that the hope of Nigeria depends on the Peoples Democratic Party. "Eleme people, I want to sincerely thank you for the support that you've given t...
Two IPOB Kingpins Arrested In Oyigbo – Governor Wike
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Two IPOB Kingpins Arrested In Oyigbo – Governor Wike

SECURITY OPERATIVES HAVE ARRESTED TWO IPOB KINGPINS IN OYIGBO - WIKE Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says two kingpins of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) involved in the killing of six soldiers and four policemen in Oyigbo, have been arrested by security operatives. He has also maintained that the imposition of curfew in Oyigbo Local Government Area helped to prevent an outbreak of inter-ethnic war between Igbo and Hausa communities in the area. The Governor stated this when Rotary District 9141 Governor, Mrs Virginia Major led a delegation of Rotarians on a courtesy visit at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Tuesday. He revealed that security operatives in late hours of yesterday arrested two prominent members of IPOB in Oyigbo. Govern...
I Never Ordered Military To Kill Igbos In Rivers – Wike On Oyigbo Killings
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I Never Ordered Military To Kill Igbos In Rivers – Wike On Oyigbo Killings

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has described the allegation that he ordered the Nigerian Army to kill Igbos in Oyigbo Local Government Area, as a politically motivated falsehood. He maintained that curfew was imposed in Oyigbo to restore calm after members of proscribed Indigenous Peoples Organisations of Biafra (IPOB) killed 6 soldiers, 4 policemen and destroyed all police stations and court buildings there. Governor Wike gave the explanation on a live television programme in Port Harcourt on Monday. He said t1he narrative that Igbos were being killed by the military is intended to shift attention from the despicable activities of IPOB in Oyigbo, which is a boundary area adjoining Abia State. "I know that this is not the first time, IPOB has used Oyigbo as launchin...
Wike Backtracks, Addresses EndSARS Protesters
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Wike Backtracks, Addresses EndSARS Protesters

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says all Nigerians should support the total reform of the Nigeria Police Force. Addressing End-SARS protesters at Government House, Port Harcourt, Governor Wike told them not to be satisfied that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force would be scrapped. "If we do not reform the Police, the same SARS officers will be deployed to other units of the Force to continue their evil acts. "It is not only to end SARS. Already, there is a pronouncement to scrap it. But every Nigerian should support the total reform of the Police. "SARS cannot and has never been our friend in Rivers state. They killed a lecturer at Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic without a cause and people kept quiet. "President Muhammadu Buhari said he w...
PDP Declares Amaechi Politically Dead As Another APC Chieftain Defects To PDP
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PDP Declares Amaechi Politically Dead As Another APC Chieftain Defects To PDP

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Dr. Sampson Parker, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Dr.Parker, former Commissioner of Health in the Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi administration, led over 2,000 of his supporters from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Okochiri in Okrika Local Government Area on Sunday. Excited by his return to the PDP, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike while speaking at the event announced the award of the second phase of Okochiri Internal Roads in Okrika Local Government Area for the people of Krikese Kingdom. A statement from Information Commissioner, Paulinus Nsirim on Sunday added that Gov.Wike also announced the award of the reclamation of 25 hectares of ...
I Have Great Respect For Tinubu But His Comment On Edo Crisis Shocked Me – Wike
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I Have Great Respect For Tinubu But His Comment On Edo Crisis Shocked Me – Wike

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State on Saturday said he was shocked by the comments made by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the political crisis rocking Edo state. He also said former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole does not have the moral standing to tell Edo people not to vote for Governor Godwin Obaseki. Governor Wike who is also the Chairman of PDP National Campaign Council for the Edo 2020 Governorship Election said the purported issue of secondary school certificate does not hold water. He was reacting to comments by Oshiomhole during the flag off of the APC Governorship Campaign in Edo State. The Governor berated the former APC National Chairman for his continued claims that Governor Obaseki is not a gra...
Wike Announces Temporary Lifting Of Lockdown For Residents To Restock Foodstuffs
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Wike Announces Temporary Lifting Of Lockdown For Residents To Restock Foodstuffs

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has announced the temporary lifting of the total lockdown on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas for two days only, with effect from Tuesday 12th May 2020. Governor Wike made the announcement in a State-Wide broadcast on Sunday night. He said that the total lockdown will be lifted on Tuesday 12th May, 2020 and Wednesday, 13th May, 2020. Governor Wike said that the lockdown will be reinstated on Thursday, 14th May, 2020. He said: "Consequently, we have given due consideration to the propositions on the way forward by well-meaning citizens of the State, and after a cautious review of the situation, decided to implement a partial relaxation of the lockdown measures, to enable residents to have some fresh air and replenish ...
Wike Orders Arrest Of PHED CEO, Sends Him To Isolation Center
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Wike Orders Arrest Of PHED CEO, Sends Him To Isolation Center

There was mild drama on Thursday as Gov. Wike lead the task force on the enforcement of lockdown order in the state. One of the notable moments was when the MD / CEO Of PHED was accosted by the Governor for violation of lockdown directive in the state. You would recall that PHED made a donation of some trucks of rice to the Government of Rivers State to assist the government in the fight against covid 19. As shown in the video, the MD was dumbfounded as he tried to explain to Wike that he is the MD of PHED which is one of the power distribution companies in Nigeria with license to sell electricity in Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, and Bayelsa. However, Wike, responded, "Which PHED" , and ordered him to be taken to isolation center.
Coronavirus: Wike Announces Total Lockdown In Parts Of Port Harcourt
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Coronavirus: Wike Announces Total Lockdown In Parts Of Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has announced a lockdown of parts of Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas in view of the failure of residents of the affected areas to comply with the regulations of the State Government to check the spread of coronavirus. In a State Broadcast on Monday, Governor Wike stated that the complete lockdown starts from Tuesday 28 April 2020, till further notice. He said: "In view of the non or passive compliance with these measures, it has become compelling to also place the following parts of Port Harcourt and Obio/AkporLocal Government Areas on 24 hours complete lockdown, beginning from Tuesday 28 April 2020, till further notice: "(i) Elekahia, including the entire stretch of Rumukalagbor-Elekahia link road; (ii) Rumuomas...
Wike Donates N100 Million For The Scholarship Of Children Of Dead Soldiers
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Wike Donates N100 Million For The Scholarship Of Children Of Dead Soldiers

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that Nigerians must unite and motivate the Nigerian Armed Forces to defeat the insurgents in the North-East. Governor Wike also directed the Secretary to the Rivers State Government to work out modalities for the State Government to support the Nigerian Legion and soldiers of Rivers State origin who pay the ultimate price. The Rivers State Governor also announced that the State Government has committed the sum of N100million for the scholarship programme dedicated to the children of the fallen heroes. He spoke on Wednesday during the Wreath Laying Ceremony in Commemoration of 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration, at the Isaac Boro Park, Port Harcourt. He said: "The war on terror in the North-East has raged ...
Oba Of Benin On A 3 Day Official Visit To Rivers State
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Oba Of Benin On A 3 Day Official Visit To Rivers State

The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, is in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. The revered monarch arrived through the Port-Harcourt International Airport on Monday and was welcomed amidst fun-fair by Benins in Rivers State among other dignitaries. The Oba was also received at the Rivers State Government House Port Harcourt by the Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Governor, Engr Chukwuemeka Woke. The  Oba of Benin is on a historic three day visit to Rivers State. He is expected to meet with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers and Edo Indigenes resident in Rivers State during the visit.
Rivers: I Fought Federal Might And Succeeded – Wike
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Rivers: I Fought Federal Might And Succeeded – Wike

Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Rivers State Governor, has described himself as the luckiest politician that was assisted by God to overcome the onslaught of the Buhari government during the 2019 elections. Speaking during the Thanksgiving Service of Senator Representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District, Senator Barinada Mpigi, at Saint Cyprian’s Anglican Church, Koroma Town, Tai Local Government Area, on Sunday, Wike said he fought Federal Might and survived because God was with him. He said: “I am the luckiest politician who has always received God’s Blessing. I don’t know how many people who have fought Federal Might and succeeded. “God fought for us during the last elections and we were victorious. That is why I will always support the Church. I will always continue to give thank...
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Wike Conferred With The Title “Dike Oha” Of Ikwerre Ethnic Group

State Governors, Serving and former Federal Lawmakers, Council Administrators, Traditional Rulers and Religious Leaders joined thousands of Ikwerre people on Saturday to celebrate Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike in a Grand Civic Reception organised by the Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organisation Worldwide to recognise the outstanding contributions of the Rivers State Governor to the national development process. Chairman of Ikwerre Government Recognised Traditional Rulers, Eze Oha Apara Kingdom, Eze Worlu Wodo announced the conferment of the title: "Dike Oha Ikwerre ", covering the entire Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality. Roughly translated, "Dike Oha Ikwerre" means Hero/Pillar of Ikwerre People. He said that the title is in recognition of the outstanding contributions of Gover...
Wike: Why I Congratulated Buhari On Tribunal Victory
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Wike: Why I Congratulated Buhari On Tribunal Victory

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has explained that he congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari after the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal confirmed his election because it is better to offer public congratulations than visit the President at night. Governor Wike said that unlike some Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) who visit President Muhammadu Buhari at night, he made his declaration public because it came from the heart. He spoke at the Funeral Service in honour of Late Madam Blessing Awuse, Mother of Onha Sergent Chidi Awuse, at the St Luke's Anglican Church, Emohua on Thursday. He said: " I am sure all of you are surprised that I congratulated Buhari. Is it not good for me to congratulate him, than to go to his house in the night?" "So ...
Governor Wike Congratulates President Buhari
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Governor Wike Congratulates President Buhari

GOVERNOR WIKE CONGRATULATES PRESIDENT BUHARI, URGES HIM TO USE HIS VICTORY TO WORK FOR ALL NIGERIANS Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the validation of his election by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. In a statement on Wednesday, Governor Wike urged President Muhammadu Buhari to use his victory to work for all Nigerians, irrespective of their political leanings Governor Wike called on the President to work towards the unity of the country, noting that the country is divided Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media. 11th September, 2019.
Governor Wike Reacts To Demolition Of Mosque At Trans-Amadi Central, Says It’s “Fake News”
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Governor Wike Reacts To Demolition Of Mosque At Trans-Amadi Central, Says It’s “Fake News”

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has described as unfortunate the false Information being circulated that the State Government demolished a Mosque in Port Harcourt, saying that the false report was planted by mischief makers to create disaffection. Addressing journalists at the location on Biambo Street Off, School Road by Mami Market Junction, near Rainbow Estate on Monday., Governor Wike said there was no Mosque on ground, hence nothing was demolished. He said: "I received calls from several prominent Nigerians on the fake news being circulated online. I have come here with Reporters and you can see there was no Mosque here. "It is most unfortunate that fickle minded persons will claim that a Mosque was demolished at this place, when no Mosque existed here. The story w...
Nigerian Army Denies Arresting Notorious Cultist, Bobrisky
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Nigerian Army Denies Arresting Notorious Cultist, Bobrisky

The Nigerian Army has denied reports that its soldiers arrested a suspected notorious cult leader, popularly known as Bobrisky in Gokana local government area of Rivers State. Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike while addressing leaders of Rumuolumeni community at the Government House last Friday, announced that soldiers had arrested Bobrisky. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 6 Division, Colonel Aminu Illiyasu, said soldiers did not arrest the suspected cult leader or any other cultist in Gokana local government area. Illiyasu said: “We don’t know what they are talking about. If such thing has happened, I would have been the first to inform you. When we got Don Wanny, I sent you pictures and the statement as early as 4:00am in the morning, because I couldn’...
Wike Warns #RevolutionNow Protesters, Says “Stay Off Rivers State”
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Wike Warns #RevolutionNow Protesters, Says “Stay Off Rivers State”

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has warned anyone who intends to participate in the Omoyele Sowore-led ‘RevolutionNow’ protest to stay off the streets across the state. Wike, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Sunday by his media aide, Simeon Nwakaudu, said that Rivers State was not part of the #RevolutionNow protest. The governor said: “Rivers State does not subscribe to what the #RevolutionNow protest represents and Rivers State is not part of the protest”. He directed security agencies in the state to arrest anybody involved in the #RevolutionNow protest and also take all necessary steps to prosecute such persons immediately. Wike also urged parents to ensure that their children are not misled by agents of Sowore to participate in the illegal protest. “All co...
Rivers State Government Declare Free Treatment For HIV Patients
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Rivers State Government Declare Free Treatment For HIV Patients

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has abolished the payments of user-fees for persons living with HIV/AIDS who want to access treatment at State-owned Health facilities. Governor Wike said that the State Government will take over the payment of the user-fees to encourage more Rivers people to seek treatment for HIV/AIDS. He spoke on Wednesday during a Courtesy Visit by an American Delegation of from the United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention under the auspices of the Institute of Human Virology of Nigeria at the Government House Port Harcourt. Governor Wike said: “We will stop all fees collected as user-fees for persons under the HIV/AIDS Treatment Programme . This is our contribution to the partnership with the United States Centre for Disease Control...
Wike Declares Free Primary, Secondary Education In Rivers
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Wike Declares Free Primary, Secondary Education In Rivers

In a bid to increase access to quality education, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has announced the total abolition of all forms of fees and levies in public primary and secondary schools across the state. Wike directed state-owned primary and secondary schools to stop collecting fees and levies from students and pupils with immediate effect. He stated that henceforth, the State Government will be sending direct allocations to all primary and secondary schools management for their operations. The Governor spoke on Monday during a meeting with the heads of primary and secondary schools, Rivers State Senior Secondary Schools Board and State Universal Basic Education Board at the Government House Port Harcourt. He said: “From today henceforth, no child either in pri...
Jonathan Calls For Electronic Voting In Nigeria
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Jonathan Calls For Electronic Voting In Nigeria

A former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, has advocated that Nigeria must embrace electronic voting to sustain its democratic values. The former President disclosed this on Monday at a Lecture/Book Presentation to mark the Second Term Inauguration of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, in Port Harcourt. Dr. Jonathan said that if democracy must endure, the democratic process must be developed in a way that people will have confidence in the electoral process. He noted that the African Continent must come up with a minimum standard for the establishment of the Election Management Body. Dr. Jonathan said for the purpose of confidence building for credible elections, no single person should have the power to constitute the Election Management Body. He said: “We must...
Governor Wike Suspends 13 Local Government Council Chairmen
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Governor Wike Suspends 13 Local Government Council Chairmen

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has suspended 12 Local Government Council Chairmen. The suspension of the council Chairmen is with immediate effect. The suspended Council Chairmen include : Okrika, Emohua, Abua/Odual, Degema, Khana, Gokana, Ahoada East, Ikwerre, Eleme, Andoni, Tai,Omuma and Ogu/Bolo Local Government Areas. The affected Council Chairmen were suspended for failure to participate in State official functions. Simeon Nwakaudu Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media. 18th April, 2019.
Governor Wike In Tears: I Will Never Take Your Supports For Granted
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Governor Wike In Tears: I Will Never Take Your Supports For Granted

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that he will never take the support of Rivers people for granted, saying that he will continue to work to improve their lives. The interaction between Governor Wike and Rivers people climaxed with Market Women extending gifts to the Rivers State Governor in a show of love and appreciation. He said: "I will never relent in what we are doing for the people. We will never take the support of Rivers people for granted. I will continue to work towards improving the lives of the people ". He spoke on Saturday when he visited project sites in the state capital and interacted directly with Rivers people for the first time after his election victory. Governor Wike said that he is happy with the outpouring of love and support acr...
INEC Rules Out Fresh Governorship Election In Rivers State
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INEC Rules Out Fresh Governorship Election In Rivers State

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ruled out the conduct of fresh governorship and House of Assembly elections in Rivers State. This is as the governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Biokpomabo Awara, walked out of the stakeholders’ meeting organised by INEC to continue the suspended March 9 elections in the state. The meeting, which held at an event centre, located along Eastern Bye-Pass, Port Harcourt, was boycotted by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Labour Party (LP). Speaking at the meeting, INEC National Commissioner in-charge of Bayelsa, Rivers and Edo States, May Agbamuche-Mbu, emphasised that a fresh election would not be conducted in the state. Agbamuche-Mbu, who stated that the commission would resume collation ...
Wike Cries Out Concerning Rivers State Election
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Wike Cries Out Concerning Rivers State Election

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has claimed that the enemies of the state were struggling to stop the collation and declaration of the governorship election in the State. According to Wike, the police was now inviting Electoral and Collation Officers to intimidate them over collated results in the governorship election. Wike spoke during a solidarity visit to his office at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday, by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus and other members of the party’s National Working Committee. Wike said, “The Police is trying to intimidate Collation and Electoral Officers by inviting them for one offence or the other so as to impinge on the Collation Process. “Imagine where the police is invit...
Governorship Election: Our Victory Will Be Sweet – Wike
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Governorship Election: Our Victory Will Be Sweet – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has called on Rivers people to remain calm as the success of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) in the March 9 Governorship Election would be a sweet victory in the end. Governor Wike said that the will of Rivers people would prevail at the end of the day despite the conspiracy against the people of the State. He spoke on Friday when members of the National Assembly elected on the platform of the PDP presented their INEC Certificates of Return to him at a ceremony in the Government House, Port Harcourt “I know that PDP won the elections squarely. We believe in peace, therefore, Rivers people should remain calm. We believe in due process. I believe that INEC is doing their best to follow the due process. “In the end, it will be a s...
2019 Elections Will Define The Future Of Nigeria Says US Ambassador To Nigeria
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2019 Elections Will Define The Future Of Nigeria Says US Ambassador To Nigeria

United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington has stated that the forthcoming elections will define the future of the country, urging all stakeholders to promote credible and peaceful elections. Addressing journalists after meeting with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike at the Government House Port Harcourt on Wednesday, Stuart Symington declared that all institutions of Government must do what is right. He said: "All of the institutions of Government must do what is right . Election is not a matter of life and death. "It is a matter of defining the future of Nigeria. There must be free , fair and credible elections ". He said that the idea of a free people with the ability to make free decisions remains the most important idea in the world. He said: "I ...
APC Is Not Doing Well But When It Comes To Governance Give It To Buhari – Wike
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APC Is Not Doing Well But When It Comes To Governance Give It To Buhari – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that there is no iota of doubt that the APC-led Federal Government has failed Nigerians, necessitating the need for a new leadership in 2019. Wike further stated that the visit of four South-South Governors to President Muhammadu Buhari had no political connotation, noting that the governors were in the Presidential Villa to discuss the development of the Niger Delta. He spoke in an interview with Channels Television Roadmap 2019. He noted: “Our meeting with the President had nothing to do with politics. It was strictly for the benefit of the South-South. “There is no personal problem between the President and myself. He came to Port Harcourt to commission a project that would add value and I had to be there. “But wh...
”Stop De-Marketing Rivers State” – Governor Wike Tells Prominent Rivers Indigenes
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”Stop De-Marketing Rivers State” – Governor Wike Tells Prominent Rivers Indigenes

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on prominent Rivers indigenes and Nigerians to stop de-marketing the state. Speaking during the commissioning of the Port Harcourt International Airport Terminal on Thursday by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Rivers State Governor said that it is in the best interest of the entire South-South region for investments to flow into Rivers State. "I urge all of us who are from Rivers State and others from Nigeria to market Rivers State and not de-market it. With this people will come and invest in the state. Other airlines will also operate from this airport " he said Governor Wike said that Rivers State is safe and secure for investments, hence the execution of key projects without hitches. He said: "What has happened today showc...
Governor Wike: No Going Back On Rivers Neighbourhood Watch
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Governor Wike: No Going Back On Rivers Neighbourhood Watch

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has vowed that the controversial Neighbourhood Watch which has generated so much agrimony has come to stay as it fashioned like the one in Lagos. He alleged that there is a plot by some unnamed opposition politicians to set up illegal vigilant groups that will clash with the State Neighbourhood Watch to pave the way for the police to ban the new security outfit. Governor Wike said such political plots will fail as the State Neighbourhood Watch has come to stay. He stated that only a court of competent jurisdiction can stop the Neighbourhood Watch. Speaking during a Courtesy Visit by Usman Abubakar, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 6 Calabar at the Government House Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Governor Wike said that ...
PDP Will Win The 2019 Presidential Election – Wike
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PDP Will Win The 2019 Presidential Election – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) will win the Presidential election  in 2019 because Nigerians yearn for the return of pro-people leadership. The governor declared  that though the APC Federal Government and electoral officials are plotting to subvert the will of the people, they will be resisted by Nigerians. He spoke in  Asaba on Sunday night during the meeting of the National Working Committee and PDP Governors Forum. According to Governor Wike, if democratic principles are respected, those pretending to be seeking a second term after a woeful performance would have declined  contesting elections. “We are going to win the Presidency in 2019. We take it for granted  that we have won our governorship, National Ass...
Governor Wike Places N640 Million Bounty On 32 Wanted Cult Leaders In Rivers
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Governor Wike Places N640 Million Bounty On 32 Wanted Cult Leaders In Rivers

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared 32 suspected cult gang leaders spread across the State wanted and is offering N20 million reward for anyone who can provide useful information that will lead to their arrest of any of them. The Governor had also announced that the State Anti-kidnapping Law will be amended to prescribe death sentence for criminals involved in cultism, robbery and kidnapping. The Governor who stated this in broadcast on Monday on the killing of Johnson Igwedibia alias Don Wanny, stated that the Rivers State Government has zero tolerance for crime and criminality, hence it will continue to take measures to protect lives and property. He said: “We reiterate our zero tolerance for all forms of criminality and reassure all residents of our determinat...
Governor Wike Proposes Death Sentence For Cultism, Kidnapping
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Governor Wike Proposes Death Sentence For Cultism, Kidnapping

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the State Government will amend the State Anti-kidnapping Law to prescribe death sentence for criminals involved in cultism, robbery and kidnapping. In a state broadcast on Monday on the killing of Johnson Igwedibia alias Don Wanny, Governor Wike stated that the Rivers State Government has zero tolerance for crime and criminality, hence it will continue to take measures to protect lives and property. He said: “We reiterate our zero tolerance for all forms of criminality and reassure all residents of our determination to be tough with those who choose to violate our criminal laws and undermine peace and security in the State. “To underscore the seriousness we attach to the fight against violent crime, we shall be amend...
Minister Rotimi Amaechi’s Bid To Foist Dakuku Peterside On Rivers Will Never Succeed – Governor Wike
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Minister Rotimi Amaechi’s Bid To Foist Dakuku Peterside On Rivers Will Never Succeed – Governor Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has stated that the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, stands rejected by Rivers people because of his failure during his 8-year ill-fated administration. He said despite the evil machinations of the Former Rivers State Governor, Rivers people will continue to reject his bid to foist his boy, the defeated 2015 APC Rivers State Governorship Candidate, Dakuku Peterside, on them as his way to siphon their resources through an illegal third term. He spoke at the Government House Port Harcourt on Tuesday when he hosted social media influencers to a state dinner. He said: “Governance is not for house boys. Governance is for serious people. Rivers people will never allow Amaechi to do a third term through the backdoor by foisting his ho...
Amaechi Has Serious Mental Issues – Wike
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Amaechi Has Serious Mental Issues – Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has said that Chibuike Amaechi, a former governor of the state, now the Minister of Transport, has a serious mental problem. According to Wike, national development has slowed down ‘because of mentally challenged Amaechi.’ Amaechi had on Tuesday, called for immediate resignation of Governor Wike, following series of attacks and killings in different Local Government Areas of Rivers State. The Governor said based on the Minister’s logic, President Muhammadu Buhari needs to resign because of the nationwide breakdown of security. Governor Wike said this at the Government House Port Harcourt on Wednesday when the management of the Silverbird Group presented his nomination letter as the Silverbird Man of the Year, 2017. His words, “Former River...
Rotimi Amaechi Has A Serious Mental Case – Governor Wike
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Rotimi Amaechi Has A Serious Mental Case – Governor Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has said that the Minister of Transport and former governor of the stare, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has a serious mental case. He declared that national development has been stunted because of mentally challenged Minister Amaechi. The governor said that base on Amaechi’s logic, President Muhammadu Buhari needs to resign because of the nationwide breakdown of security. He spoke at the Government House, Port Harcourt, on Wednesday when the management of the Silverbird Group presented his nomination letter as the Silverbird Man of the Year, 2017. He said: “Former Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has a serious mental case. This is what makes it difficult for him to appreciate the seriousness of security issues. “That is the kind of...
Omoku Killings: Wike Places N200 Million Bounty For Capture Of Perpetrators
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Omoku Killings: Wike Places N200 Million Bounty For Capture Of Perpetrators

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has placed a N200million bounty for information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of the Omoku massacre. Governor Wike spoke on Tuesday after he led the Rivers State Security Council on a fact finding/sympathy visit to the families of the deceased. He also visited those injured during the attack. The governor also visited the sites of the crime where he received briefing from the Nigerian Police Area Commander, Mr Mike Nwafor and the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni (ONELGA) Local Government Council Caretaker Chairman, Mr Olisa Osi. He said: “We have placed a N200million bounty for relevant information that will lead to the arrest of all those involved in this unfortunate act of violence. “Anybody who is connected to this crime in any...
Why APC Govt Will Continue To Falter – Governor Wike
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Why APC Govt Will Continue To Falter – Governor Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that unless the APC Federal Government and her agents apologise for plotting and executing evil against Rivers State, and sacking the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan they will continue to falter in governance. He stated that as long as the APC Federal Government continues to execute evil plots against Rivers people, they will never be able to conceptualize meaningful projects. He spoke on Boxing Day during a Special Meeting with Bolo people at the Bolo Civic Centre, Ogo/Bolo Local Government Area . He said: “Anything you do against Rivers State will affect the entire Nigeria. When you see us cry, listen to Rivers State. Until they leave this state alone, they will never know peace. When they try to distract...
I Will Take Bullet For You – Gov. Wike Tells Friends
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I Will Take Bullet For You – Gov. Wike Tells Friends

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that he will take bullet for anyone who does the same for him. The Governor said he will continue to work for the stability and growth of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Wike spoke on Wednesday night during a Special Birthday Service and Dinner in honour of his birthday in Port Harcourt. Wike said, “People should be firm and truthful at all times. I don’t abandon my friends no matter the situation. If you take a bullet for me, I will take a bullet for you. “I will never do anything that will bring down the PDP. I will continue to work for the party to meet the expectations of Nigerians. Nigerians are waiting for the PDP to rise and salvage them. “My advice to the new National Working committee is that you should endea...
Ex-Niger Delta Warlord Ateke Tom Crowned King
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Ex-Niger Delta Warlord Ateke Tom Crowned King

Ex-Niger Delta warlord, Ateke Michael Tom, has been crowned the new Amanyanabo of Okrika Town. At coronation ceremony, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, charged the new Amanyanabo of Okochiri town to continue to invest in the sustenance of peace in Okrika. Governor Wike advised the newly crowned monarch against being used to disunite the people of Okrika town. In an address during the coronation of King Ateke Michael Tom (JP) at Okochiri town on Saturday, Governor Wike charged the traditional ruler to further establish himself as an agent of unity and progress. While congratulating the Traditional Ruler for his successful coronation as the King of Okochiri, Governor Wike lauded the people of the town for installing a traditional ruler who fought for them. The go...
Federal Govt Using Court Of Appeal To Cause Crisis In Rivers – Governor Wike
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Federal Govt Using Court Of Appeal To Cause Crisis In Rivers – Governor Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government is using the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, to cause crises in Rivers State through contrived judgments and pronouncements. The governor said that the Court of Appeal President has used her position to set up a Special Panel for the purpose of dissolving Local Government Councils in Rivers State and enthroning APC members sacked by the Federal High Court as Council Chairpersons. Speaking during a Thanksgiving Service at the State Ecumenical Centre in Port Harcourt on Sunday to mark the “Global Human Settlements Outstanding Contribution Award” by the Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards (SCAHSA) supported by the United Nations E...

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