Tag: Wike

Wike warns oil companies against paying VAT to ‘Abuja people’; threatens to seal FIRS offices in Rivers

The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has warned oil companies operating the state against paying their Value Added Tax (VAT) to “Abuja people”. He sounded the warning in Port Harcourt, the state capital during a stakeholders’ meeting with the oil companies and business owners. “I don’t want you to fall[Read More…]

Court Suspension: Secondus attacks Wike, says not afraid

The crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a new twist as the National Chairman, Uche Secondus, finally spoke against the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike. NewsWireNGR recalls the High Court in Rivers on Monday granted an interim order, restraining Secondus from parading himself as the National[Read More…]

Defection: Wike wants PDP to sue Umahi, Ayade for democracy sake

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to file a suit against Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi, and Cross River Governor, Ben Ayade for dumping the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to Wike, if the PDP takes no action, it might result[Read More…]

2023 presidency: I’m not aware of Atiku’s move — Wike

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has reacted to insinuations that Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President of Nigeria and former presidential candidate of the leading opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be running for president come 2023. According to the Rivers Governor, he has no knowledge of such a[Read More…]

Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike, reveals criteria for successor

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has revealed he would only support an aspirant who shares his vision and drive to champion the growth of Rivers state to succeed him come 2023. The governor during the inauguration of the official residence of Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly in Port[Read More…]

JUSUN Strike: Wike instructs Accountant General not to pay full salaries to judicial employees in June

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has directed the State Accountant General not to pay judges during the first week of June, when the “no work, no pay” policy was in effect. The State administration had already warned that if JUSUN in the State did not call off the strike by[Read More…]

Commissioner for Environment was sacked because he overstepped – Governor Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has explained why he fired the Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Igbiks Tamuno. Dr Tamuno was relieved of his duty post on Tuesday. The commissioner was said to be addressing the media on the soot and sundry environmental challenges ravaging the state when the news of[Read More…]

‘Withdraw Soldiers from politicians’ Wike tells Army Chief

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has called for the immediate withdrawal of soldiers from politicians. Wike made the call on Tuesday when he received the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, at the Government House in Port Harcourt. He asked the Attahiru to withdraw soldiers from[Read More…]

I prayed Nigeria will not see peace because Buhari denied Rivers State security – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike said he prayed that Nigeria will face insecurity challenge after the Federal government refused to send security operatives when Rivers State had insecurity challenge in 2016. The governor revealed this while speaking at the opening of the government house clinic and administrative building in Port[Read More…]

Don’t skew electoral act to suit your personal ambitions; Wike tells National Assembly

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike says the amendment of the Electoral Act by the National Assembly will be a mere charade if card readers are not used to determine the validity of every vote cast. The governor observed that several attempts to achieve a credible electoral reform had been[Read More…]