CORONAVIRUS: BE WARY OF VISITORS FROM LAGOS, ABUJA, WIKE WARNS RIVERS PEOPLE

Kayode Oyero Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has advised residents to be wary of persons coming from states with high coronavirus cases such as Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. He urged residents to have any of such visitors isolate for 14 days upon arrival in the state, noting that failure to do so would increase the number of cases recorded in Rivers. This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim. According to the statement, the governor stressed…

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WIKE PULLS OUT OF EDO PDP RECONCILIATION, SAYS SOME NWC MEMBERS ARE TAX COLLECTORS

GOVERNOR WIKE PULLS OUT OF EDO PDP RECONCILIATION. * Says some members of PDP NWC are tax collectors * To sue ThisDay Newspapers Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has pulled out of the reconciliation efforts of the Edo State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP). He told newsmen in Port Harcourt today that some members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP are sycophants and tax collectors who will never tell the truth. According to him, instead of the NWC to carry everybody along in Edo state,…

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UNBELIEVABLE: DISOBEY WIKE’S CURFEW OBEY FG’S OWN, RIVERS POLICE TELLS STATE RESIDENTS

Nyesom Wike By Egufe Yafugborhi – Port Harcourt Police in Rivers State asked residents to ignore the 8 pm to 6 am COVID-19 containment curfew imposed by Governor Nyesom Wike and instead honour the 10 pm to 4 am protocol stipulated by Federal Government. The Police Command in Rivers in response to residents’ complaints said Wednesday that it was lawful it works with the federal curfew in the face of the conflict with that declared by the state government. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Rivers Command, Nnamdi Omoni said, “Both…

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EFCC SEARCH FOR 3 CULPRITS AS RIVERS IS ACCUSED OF WITHDRAWING 118BIL NAIRA CASH

Yusuf Alli, Managing Editor, Northern Operation     THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is requesting, for its interrogation, the release of three officials of the Rivers State Government, who are implicated in the alleged illegal withdrawal of N118billion public funds. Their action is said to be a contravention of the Money Laundering Act. The cash was allegedly withdrawn by the Director of Finance, Government House, Fubara Siminalayei, Tonye Uranta, and Harisonba Princewill over the counter in suspicious manner. One of the officials allegedly withdrew over N70billion in cash,…

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70% OF CORONAVIRUS CASES IN RIVERS ARE OIL WORKERS RETURNING TO RIGS- WIKE

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that 60 per cent of coronavirus cases recorded in the state are from oil workers returning from rigs. Governor Wike disclosed this when the Management Team of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited paid him a courtesy visit at Government House Port Harcourt. He stated that it is for this reason that the state government has insisted that oil workers coming into the state must be tested to confirm their coronavirus status. The Rivers state Governor also said that the Nigeria Air Force Base, Port…

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WIKE AND THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOTELS DEMOLITION

WIKE: Untold stories of hotel demolition •Task Force asked for bribe; attack on member turns fatal •Wike ruined my hard earned investment, displaced 60 breadwinners -Prodest hotel owner •Governor commits demolition sites to public use •Criminal claims against Osaroejiji self indictment on Wike, PDP •Court battle imminent By Egufe Yafugborhi Amidst attendant outpouring of anger, politicization of argument, legal confrontations and claims by anonymous interested parties, the talking point that has most stirred emotions over the demolitions of Prodest Home and Etemeteh Hotel, both hospitality outfits in Eleme Local Government Area,…

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WIKE ANNOUNCES TOTAL LOCKDOWN OF PARTS OF RIVERS OVER CORONAVIRUS

Governor Wike announces the lockdown of parts of Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas •to inaugurate Task Force on Border Closure 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.…

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WIKE DECLARES CAVERTON HELICOPTERS PERSONA NON GRATA IN RIVERS

RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT DECLARES CARVETON HELICOPTER PERSONA NON GRATA •directs Local Government Council Chairmen to close all Carveton Helicopters Offices in the state For endangering the lives of Rivers people by its suspicious operations, the Rivers State Government has declared Carveton Helicopters, Persona Non Grata in the state. In a State Broadcast on Wednesday, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike directed Local Government Council Chairmen to close the Offices of Carveton Helicopters across the state. He said: “We appreciate the need to protect business interests andoperations in the State and…

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PDP SET OUT TO MEND CRACKS IN PREPARATION FOR 2023

By ‘Dare Odufowokan, Assistant Editor • Rift between Atiku’s camp and BoT chair too • To approach Jonathan over peace mission As part of its preparation ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has launched an initiative to reconcile its warring governors. Also to be resolved are the disagreements among aggrieved chieftains across the country. Top on the list of such feuds is that between Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State. The talks are to be kept as secret as…

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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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