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Wike accuses NDDC of ‘stealing’ Rivers’ N353m, threatens litigation

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has accused the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) of swindling the state of N353 million. Wike, who threatened to sue NDDC, said the commission that was established to help the Niger Delta grow, had been hijacked by prominent Southsouth politicians who siphon development funds for the election. He disclosed this yesterday when

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Why Rivers Commissioner of Police was transferred, by Gov Wike

• Assembly moves to domesticate anti-violence bill Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has claimed that the state’s commissioner of police (CP), Usman Belel, was transferred because he refused to write false security report that the state was unsafe for election petition tribunal. Wike also accused his predecessor, Chibuike Amaechi, of scheming since 2015 to dislodge him as governor. The governor

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Rivers State communities protest against Governor Wike’s involvement in row with Shell

Three communities in Akuku-Toru Council of Rivers State staged a protest in Port Harcourt yesterday against alleged involvement of Governor Nyesom Wike in their confrontations with Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in the OML 25 oilfield. Belema, Ngeje and Offoin-Ama communities said their women had occupied the flow station since August 2017 when the oil field was shut down and

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Over 20 feared dead in pipeline explosion in Rivers

As Wike Issues Ultimatum On Belemaoil An oil pipeline explosion has claimed over twenty lives at Komkom community in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State. Meanwhile, Governor, Nyesom Wike has issued a 7-day ultimatum for the resolution of the dispute relating to Oil Mining License (OML) 25 for the reopening the closed oil facility. A deafening explosion rocked Komkom

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After turbulent elections, Wike promises breath of fresh air

• Main Opposition Not Moved After the turbulent 2019 general elections, which put a spotlight on the volatile nature of Rivers State politics, Governor Nyesom Wike, has pledged to constitute an inclusive government in his second term to douse political tension. Wike, who was declared the winner of the governorship election 25 days ago by the Independent National Electoral Commission

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Wike Suspends 12 LG Chairmen

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State Thursday announced the suspension of 12 local government chairmen in the state. Their suspension was announced in a terse statement in Port Harcourt, by Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu. According to the statement, the suspended Council Chairmen are those of Okrika; Emohua; Abua/Odual; Degema; Khana and Gokana LGAs. Others are Ahoada

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