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2023: Tonye Cole Must Account For Rivers $50 Million –Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says no person will succeed in becoming the next governor of the state if the intention is to make the State a personal estate. Wike made the declaration at the thanksgiving service on Sunday to celebrate the legal victory secured at the Supreme Court of Nigeria in the oil…

Wike Urges NWC Not To Support Any Presidential Aspirant

The Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant and governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has enjoined members of the National Working Committee (NWC) to avoid the mistakes of conducting the forth coming election to favour any particular person or groups. He also charged them to expect litigations and never undermine them when they are secured,…

I’m Prepared To Be President For Better Nigeria – Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says he is fully prepared for the assignment of being the President of Nigeria because he has the capacity to address lingering issues of insecurity and poor national economy. Wike maintained that Nigerians can no longer resign to fate, suffer the pains of harsh economy and wanton killings under…

Illegal refineries: Senate Wants FG to Introduce Pollution Tax

The Senate, on Wednesday, urged the Federal Government to introduce pollution tax on those involved in economic sabotage by engaging in illegal refining of crude products in oil producing areas of the country. The chamber also called on the federal government to sanction security agencies culpable of sabotaging the nation’s interest by vandalising pipeline installations…

How Amaechi’s Government Planned To Convert State Assets to Personal Possession – Wike

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has blamed inordinate greed to convert Rivers State aircrafts and other valuable assets to personal possession for the reason why the Chibuike Amaechi led immediate past administration did not formally handover to him in 2015. The governor has therefore challenged those who served in the immediate past administration with contrary view…

Rivers Aircraft Secretly Abandoned by Amaechi Found in Germany –Wike

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has said the Rivers State government has through intelligence discovered one of the State owned Legacy 600 aircraft that was flown to and abandoned in Germany since 2012 by the Governor Chibuike Amaechi led administration. The governor said it was unconscionable for the immediate past administration to have surreptitiously taken a…

Soot: Wike Orders LGA Chairmen To Destroy All Illegal Refinery Sites

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has ordered all the 23 Local Government Area Chairmen to hire bulldozers and destroy every identified illegal crude oil bunkering and artisanal refinery sites in Rivers State. The governor has also asked the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Eboka Friday to provide adequate security for the Local Government Area chairmen as…

Black Soot: Wike Declares 19 Persons Wanted for Bunkering, Illegal Refineries’

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared nineteen (19) persons wanted for operating illegal crude oil refining sites responsible for the black soot pandemic in the State. The governor has also directed the Rivers State Head of Service to query one Mr. Temple Amakiri, a Director in the Ministry of Energy, for abetting bunkering…

VAT Suit Will Prove Whether Nigeria Respects Rule Of Law – Wike

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has said the historic legal battle between Rivers State government and Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) with respect to Value Added Tax (VAT), will demonstrate whether the country respects the rule of law or not. The governor said the decision of the State government to seek judicial interpretation on VAT collection,…