Ned Nwoko slams Wike on Paris Club Refunds

..Says he will go to jail for his atrocities The Ned Nwoko Media Directorate has condemned a video where the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, purportedly made wild insinuations against Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko. In the video, the governor dabbled again into the issue of the $418 Paris Club refunds, which the Media Directorate said is the legitimate entitlement of Prince Ned Nwoko, “whose patriotic ingenuity, as a time-honoured lawyer, secured billions of dollars in favour of local and State governments including Wike’s administration as a beneficiary. Recall that Wike…

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“You are an unrelenting advocate of true federalism”, Buhari tells Wike

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended River State Governor, Nyesom Wike, for his support of legal education in the country.  The President, who made the commendation during the inauguration of the Dr. Nabo Graham Douglas Campus of the Nigerian Law School in Port Harcourt, on Friday, described him as an unrelenting advocate of true federalism. President Buhari, represented by Attorney-General of the Federation, (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), described the new law school as a grand wonder structured to be self-sustaining. The president noted that the project, among…

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2023: “I will support you” – Wike assures Peter Obi

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has asked Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, to support his bid for the presidency. Obi said this yesterday, during the inauguration of the Nkpolu Oroworukwo flyover in Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital. The LP candidate said he will ensure better opportunities for Rivers state if he’s elected president. He commended Wike for his performance in Rivers, adding that Port Harcourt has the potential to be the “export city” of Nigeria and advised Wike to remain consistent in his principles, and said…

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PDP group asks Wike to account for frequent ‘ridiculous’ donations, demands accountability

The Rivers State Democracy Sustainable Group, a group within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the giveaways by Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, is too much. In the past weeks, Wike has reportedly doled out millions of naira to State governments, organisations and individuals for charitable purposes. However, in an issued statement yesterday, the group’s convener, Justin Chibuike, wondered if the funds he gives out are being appropriated by the State House of Assembly. He alleged that Wike is not accountable to the people of Rivers despite the fact…

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2023: “It’ll be difficult convincing voters PDP can rescue Nigeria” – Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, says it is becoming difficult to convince Nigeria that his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), can rescue the country. Wike said this on Tuesday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, when the management of the New Telegraph newspaper visited him at the Government House to present its nomination of the Rivers governor as the Political Icon of the Year 2022. Wike said the marginalisation of the minority ethnic nationalities in the country caused much of Nigeria’s challenges. According to him, it was becoming a “more…

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PDP Crisis: “Ayu’s ungrateful” – Wike

…Says his comment on Ortom’s ambition unfortunate Governor Nyesom Wike, of Rivers State, has described the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, as ungrateful over his comments against the Governor, Samuel Ortom, of Benue State. Wike made this assertion during a press briefing at his private residence in Rumiprikon, Obio/Akpor local government area on Sunday. Wike also described as unfortunate Ayu’s comment claiming that he has the power to stop Ortom’s senatorial ambition and those of others eyeing various positions on the platform of the…

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2023: “I’ll campaign with Buhari’s award” – Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared he will use the honor bestowed upon him by President Muhammadu Buhari to campaign in the 2023 elections. Wike made this statement at a dinner and reception held in his honor to commemorate the “Distinguished Award in Infrastructure Delivery” on Monday, in Port-Harcourt. He said that the support and encouragement he received from the state was what enabled his administration to achieve the successes it had in infrastructure development while dedicating the award to God. He said, “We must all work together. Traditional…

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“It’s ridiculous for PDP BoT to say Ayu will resign after 2023 elections” – Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has described the resolution by the board of trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) regarding Iyorchia Ayu, the party’s National Chairman, as “ridiculous”.  Recall that Wike and his supporters have been demanding the resignation of Ayu after former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar won the party’s presidential ticket. The call for Ayu’s resignation is on the grounds that the National Chairman and the presidential candidate of the party cannot be from the same region. However, some members of the party had rejected the call for Ayu…

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2023: “PDP can’t win without me”, Wike boasts

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has boasted that without his support, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot win the forthcoming 2023 elections. Wike, who stated this yesterday during a media chat in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, said his influence and that of his allies should not be underestimated as the party needs them to win the 2023 polls. The governor and his supporters have been demanding the resignation of Iyorchia Ayu, National Chairman of the PDP. Recall that Wike’s associates withdrew from the PDP presidential campaign council amid…

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Rivers: Gov. Wike appoints 14,000 Advisers, 359 Liaison Officers

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has appointed 14,000 Advisers and 359 Liaison Officers across the State less than eight months to the end of his tenure. According to the governor’s spokesperson, Kelvin Ebiri, in an issued press statement yesterday, the 14,000 Advisers will be in charge of the various political units in the State, while the Liaison Officers will be in charge of the wards and local government areas. The statement further said that the Advisers will play a pivotal role in the administration. “In addition to the 14,000 advisers, Governor Wike…

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