REAL REASONS WIKE IS FIGHTING DICKSON

…Dickson can’t compare with me in terms of development—Wike …Wike should stop interfering with Bayelsa politics– Dickson …PDP faces tight rope in S’South with Bayelsa loss By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, Niger Delta NOT a few were stunned at the recent eruption of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State against his Bayelsa State counterpart, Governor Seriake Dickson, who he lambasted among other things for visiting a monarch in Kalabari Kingdom, Rivers state, without the courtesy of notifying Government House, Port-Harcourt. Wike tackles Oshiomhole at Abuja book launch However, the fact…

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DICKSON AND I CANNOT BE RECONCILED BY PDP- WIKE

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has waved off the offer of the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to intervene in the conflict with outgoing Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson, over the Soku Oil Wells/fields returned to Rivers State by the Federal High Court. Wike insisted that his Bayelsa state counterpart must be forced out from the PDP to show others that betrayal of the party’s interest would not be tolerated. No premise for the intervention by the PDP leadership since the Federal High Court had already determined the issue in…

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PDP WADES INTO WIKE, DICKSON MESSY FACEOFF

Chuks Okocha in Abuja The face-off between the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and his Bayelsa State counterpart, Seriake Dickson, has received the attention of the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the party has waded into the matter to reconcile the two governors. The PDP, in a statement issued yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said that the party has activated its internal reconciliation mechanism to settle the matter amicably. The PDP said that it recognised that the tone of disagreements between the two…

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HOW I FOUGHT FEDERAL MIGHT AND SURVIVED – WIKE

R-L: Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus and Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinaya Abaribe 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, Rivers State on Sunday. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has described himself as the luckiest politician who was assisted by God to overcome the onslaught of Federal Might during the 2019 elections. Speaking during the Thanksgiving Service of Senator Representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District, Senator…

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RIVERS, BAYELSA GOVERNORS’ SPAT GET REALLY MESSY AS DICKSON CALLS DIKE CHILDISH

Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The cold war between Bayelsa Governor Henry Seriake Dickson and his Rivers counterpart, Nyesom Wike, boiled over into heated insult over the weekend as Dickson, in a rare blistering criticism, accused Wike of being “childish” and “unreasonable with drunken behaviour.” Dickson spoke during a media chat in Bayelsa State Government House, Yenagoa in his reaction to the recent threat by Wike to deal with the Amanyanbo of Kalabari, Amachree XI, King Theophilus Princewill, because he (Dickson) visited the monarch to commiserate with him over the killing of Ijaws…

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ORIGINS OF THE WIKE, DICKSON FIGHT

ANAYO ONUKWUGHA (Port Harcourt)and OSA OKHOMINA (Yenagoa) write about the Cold War between the outgoing Bayelsa State Governor and Govenor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike seems not to be happy with the second visit of outgoing Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, to some Ijaw communities in Rivers State. Few days ago, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike hosted prominent chiefs and leaders of Kalabari Kingdom, a clan of the Ijaw ethnic nationality in the state, who were on a solidarity visit, at…

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WHEN NYESOM WIKE WAS HONOURED BY HIS OWN PEOPLE

Nyesom Wike By Aliu Shuaib With Nigeria’s zero sum approach to politicking where contest is fiercely adversarial and the winner rides triumphant, it is difficult to find political opponents being charitable towards each other. Since 2015 when the PDP was swept from power at the centre, relations between the key actors of both parties have been far from cordial. Despite this no love lost relationship, the unthinkable happened on February 13, 2017. On that day in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who was on a working visit…

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RIVERS HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY FAILS TO CONFIRM WIKE’S LIST OF COMMISSIONER NOMINEES

Wike By Okafor Ofiebor The Rivers State House of Assembly on Tuesday failed to confirm 13 Commissioner-nominees sent to the house by Governor Nyesom Wike. This was because lawmakers deferred debate after screening the nominees. Leader of the House, Martin Amaewhule, who moved a motion for the House to defer debate on the screening anchored his argument on the failure of one of the nominees, Sylvester Nwankwo to present his tax document. He said the debate on the screening would be done on Wednesday after Mr Sylvester Nwankwo must have…

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SECURITY OPERATIVES COLLUDE WITH CRIMINALS IN RIVERS SAYS WIKE

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers State By Okafor Ofiebor The Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of Information and Communications, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim, has  accused security operatives in Rivers of colluding with criminals who burst oil pipes and cause environmental pollution in the area. He revealed this on Monday in Port Harcourt, while declaring open the 2019 Press Week of the Correspondents’ Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Rivers State. Nsirim insisted that there is a collaboration between those responsible for the pollution of the environment and those…

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CONFESSION: HOW OSINBAJO USED SIPS TO EMPOWER THE POOR BY WIKE

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has praised Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for the successes recorded by the Buhari government Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) in empowering the poor and improving the welfare of beneficiaries. Governor Wike who was represented by Rivers State deputy governor, Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry-Banigo commended the Vice President for the great work he is doing for the nation. The encomiums by the Rivers governor comes weeks after the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar, commended Prof. Osinbajo for being the most trustworthy Vice…

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