• FG determined to kill PDP – Governor Wike

    FG determined to kill PDP – Governor Wike

    Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, said on Tuesday that the Federal Government was working relentlessly to kill the Peoples Democratic Party.

    Wike, however, noted that contrary to the plans of the Federal Government, it was the party (All Progressives Congress) controlling the Federal Government that would die politically.

    The governor maintained that “deliberate efforts” by agents of the Federal Government to stagnate development in the state would not succeed.

    He made this remark while receiving the leadership of Non-Indigenes Without Borders led […]

  • Governor Wike under fire for allegedly obstructing judge’s arrest

    Governor Wike under fire for allegedly obstructing judge’s arrest

    Rivers State governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has come under attack as a coalition of civil society organisations in the state, yesterday, condemned his alleged interference in the arrest of the undisclosed judge of a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt.

    The groups, Alliance for Transparency and Good Governance, ATGG, Vanguard for Justice, Equity and Strategy, VJES, and Rivers Pathfinders, said the show of strength culminating in the attack of Department of State Services, DSS, operatives by Governor Wike was an act […]

  • DSS accuses Governor Wike of clandestinely aiding Rivers judge move illicit $2m cash

    DSS accuses Governor Wike of clandestinely aiding Rivers judge move illicit $2m cash

    It was gathered that the Department of State Security, DSS, has accused Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, of impeding its operations in the state and helping a judge under corruption investigation to clandestinely move $2 million cash away from the judge’s house in Port Harcourt.

    DSS said in a statement on Saturday that credible intelligence revealed that the Judge had $2 million stashed in his house.

    It said that when the judge was approached for due search to be conducted, “he in […]

  • Governor Wike approves administration of criminal justice, LG laws

    Governor Wike approves administration of criminal justice, LG laws

    Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has given his assent to the bills on the state’s criminal justice administration and the amendment of the local government law. The two bills were recently passed by the House of Assembly.

    Speaking yesterday at Government House, Port Harcourt, during the signing of the bills, Wike said the new laws, the Rivers State Local Government (Amendment No.1) Law Number 5 of 2016 and the Rivers State Administration of Criminal Justice No. 7 of 2015, would make […]

  • Governor Wike recalls suspended commissioners

    Governor Wike recalls suspended commissioners

    According to reports, the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has recalled the four commissioners he suspended, weeks after they were asked to proceed on suspension.

    The commissioners recalled by the governor are those of: Chieftaincy Affairs, Dr John Bazia; Culture and Tourism, Mrs Tonye Briggs-Oniyide; Finance, Dr Fred Kpakol, as well as the Sports Commissioner, Mr Boma Iyaye.

    The Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media Simeon Nwakaudu, had announced their suspension in a statement issued in Port Harcourt, […]

  • Governor Wike did not mobilise to rig Edo election – Commissioner

    Governor Wike did not mobilise to rig Edo election – Commissioner

    The Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dr. Austin Tam-George, said on Friday that Governor Nyesom Wike and his Delta State counterpart, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, did not mobilise to rig the Edo State governorship election.

    Tam-George said in a statement in Port Harcourt that claims by Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State that the two governors donated N2 billion to rig the election in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party were false.

    The commissioner said Wike never made such financial donation. […]

  • Remain committed to Development – Pastor Kumuyi tells Governor Wike

    Remain committed to Development – Pastor Kumuyi tells Governor Wike

    The General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry and Deeper Life Bible Church (worldwide), Pastor William Kumuyi has encouraged Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State to remain committed to the development of the state as the Church will continue to back him in prayers.

    This is as Governor Wike declared that Rivers State is dedicated to God who has been faithful to the state despite the evil machinations of the enemies of the state.

    Speaking during a courtesy visit to the […]

  • Governor Wike can’t be impeached – PDP

    Governor Wike can’t be impeached – PDP

    The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has said that the tenure of the state Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, is not under any threat of impeachment.

    The state Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Samuel Nwanosike, said on Monday that the governor would serve his tenure, adding that the people of the state would continue to support his administration.

    Nwanosike spoke in Port Harcourt while briefing newsmen, in reaction to a statement credited to the governorship candidate of the All […]

  • Governor Wike sacks traditional ruler, residents lament

    Governor Wike sacks traditional ruler, residents lament

    Residents of Apara Kingdom of Obio/Akpor Local Government in Rivers State have condemned the removal of their paramount ruler, Eze Gift Eziwho Johnson, by the Nyesom Wike administration.

    Johnson, who is the Eze Oha Apara IV, got his certificate, recognition and staff of office on May 27, last year, from the preceding Rotimi Amaechi administration.

    Wike has shifted his recognition to one of his associates, Mr. Chike Worlu-Wodo, as the new paramount ruler of Apara Kingdom.

    Addressing reporters yesterday at the palace of […]

  • Governor Wike to rebuild burnt INEC office

    Governor Wike to rebuild burnt INEC office

    Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that those who burnt the Bori office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, are the same politicians who wrote to INEC seeking postponement of the rerun elections on grounds of insecurity.

    The governor ordered immediate re-construction of the burnt building and insisted that the July 30 rerun election date should not be changed.

    Addressing journalists after inspecting the burnt section of INEC office in Khana Local Government Office in Bori, Governor Wike said […]

  • We will eliminate criminality in Rivers State -Governor Wike

    We will eliminate criminality in Rivers State -Governor Wike

    Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that his administration will continue its anti -cultism and anti-kidnapping war until all criminals are rooted out of the state.

    According to Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media, Gov. Wike spoke  on Monday after he supervised the demolition of two hideouts of suspected cultists and kidnappers at Mini-Okukwu and Mini-Ihunwo suburbs of Port Harcourt.

    Governor Wike also announced that an aggressive prosecution scheme for suspected cultists and kidnappers has […]