Impunity, one of factors fuelling insecurity – Rivers Gov. Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has identified impunity as one of the major factors responsible for the security challenges in the country. “Part of the crisis in this country today is because of impunity”, said the governor, during an interactive session between the State government and corporate organisations in Port Harcourt, yesterday. He said, “We are talking about insecurity in this country today; what are those factors that have led to insecurity? One of such factors, as far as I am concerned, is impunity. Everybody wants to do whatever he…

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Wike accuses Amaechi of diverting power $308m projects

The Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday accused the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, of diverting the proceeds from the sale of the State’s power projects and aircraft worth $308 million. The governor, according to a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, stated this when he received two former chairmen of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Dr. Davies Ikanya and Hon. Igo Aguma, who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Port Harcourt. He also challenged his predecessor to mention any federal project he…

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IPOB: “Don’t hoist any flag in Rivers State; we are not part of you” – Gov. Wike warns Nnamdi Kanu

Governor Nyesom Wike, of Rivers State, has warned the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu not to hoist unnecessary flags in his state, noting that the State was not part of such struggles. Governor Wike also advised those riding on the hospitality of the State to move their secessionist agenda and activities elsewhere. This was contained in a statement by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, Wike after the traditional rulers, political and opinion leaders of Ekpeye nationality paid a solidarity visit…

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Curfew: Thousands of travellers stranded at Rivers checkpoints

Thousands of travellers were on Thursday night held hostage at various checkpoints along the Rivers axis of the East-West road following their failure to beat the curfew imposed by the state governor, Nyesom Wike. The governor on Thursday placed restrictions on movement of persons and vehicles in the 23 local government areas from 10pm to 6am, in order to check security breaches that led to the killings of security operatives by gunmen in the State. But efforts by many residents and visitors to enter the State before 10pm on Thursday…

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Insecurity: Gov. Wike imposes curfew across Rivers State

The Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has imposed a curfew in all the 23 local government areas of the State. Governor Wike made the announcement in a state-wide broadcast yesterday. The announcement is coming two days after the Governor imposed a night curfew at all land borders in the State. The governor, who said the curfew takes effect from yesterday, explained that a review of the security situation since the last curfew was imposed showed that security threats still exist.  The governor further explained that the intention behind the curfew…

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Insecurity: Gov. Wike imposes curfew across Rivers State

The Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has imposed a curfew in all the 23 local government areas of the State. The Governor said the curfew takes effect from today, Thursday, April 29. Governor Wike made the announcement in a state-wide broadcast on Thursday. The announcement is coming two days after the Governor imposed a night curfew at all land borders in the State. The Governor said a review of the security situation since the last curfew was imposed shows that security threats still exist. The governor further explained that the…

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‘APC has destroyed Nigeria’ – Rivers Gov. Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that the baffling state of insecurity and the killings of citizens by outlaws is a clear manifestation of bad leadership of the  All Peoples Congress, (APC). Governor Wike made the assertion during an interactive session with traditional rulers, political and opinion leaders of Andoni nationality at the Government House, Port-Harcourt, yesterday. He said it is now obvious to those who threw caution to the wind to foist such bad leadership on the people, that Nigeria has collapsed. According to Governor Wike, instead of…

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‘Drug abuse root cause of banditry, kidnapping’ says Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, says the root causes of banditry and kidnapping in the country are the illicit use of drugs. Wike disclosed this during a visit by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) chairman, Mohammed Buba Marwa at the Government House in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. “It’s most unfortunate that people think that fighting crime is only when you fight bandits and kidnappers. But nobody wants to understand the root cause of most of these crimes”, Wike said, adding that with efforts to reduce the…

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Sokoto market fire: Rivers govt. pledges N500m to State govt., victims

River State government has pledged the sum of half a billion naira to support Sokoto State government in rebuilding the Sokoto Central market ravaged by fire on Tuesday morning. According to a press statement issued by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the Sokoto State governor, Muhammad Bello, the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, who made the pledge, said part of the.money is also intended to support the victims of the inferno. The statement said, Governor Wike, who visited Sokoto earlier yesterday, barely 24 hours after the disaster, said…

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