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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,…

Wike Charges IGP to Unravel Motive behind Invasion of Justice Odili’s House

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has charged the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba to unravel the real motive behind the recent invasion of the residence of Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Mary Odili. The governor said it is curious that weeks’ after the obnoxious invasion of Justice Odili’s residence, the…

Rivers Govt. To File Criminal Proceeding against Saipem

Rivers State Government is to initiate criminal proceeding against Saipem Contracting Nigeria Limited for breach of trust, which led to abandonment of the State’s gas turbine generator unit and accessories in The Netherlands since 2012. The decision to file criminal proceeding against Saipem Contracting Nigeria Limited was taken at the 15th Executive Council meeting presided…

Nigeria Suffering From Leadership Failure – Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has expressed regret that 61 years after independence, Nigeria is still grappling with leadership challenge. The governor pointed out that because of such leadership failure, Nigeria is now at a point in its history needing God more than ever. Governor Wike made the assertion at the Interdenominational Church…

COVID-19: Wike Threatens To Re-impose Lockdown in Rivers

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has threatened to re-impose the suspended COVID-19 lockdown measures if residents fail to adhere to the existing COVID-19 protocols. The governor who gave this warning in a broadcast on Monday said daily figures released from the NCDC show that both the transmission and death rates in the last…

Wike Signs Bills on VAT Collection, Open Grazing Prohibition Into Law

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has signed into law bills on Value Added Tax (VAT) collection, Open Grazing Prohibition in Rivers State. He maintained that the judgement of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt had sufficiently addressed the illegality perpetrated by the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) on behalf of the Federal Government in…

Don’t Politicise Allocation of Basic, Social Amenities – Wike Tells FG

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says the allocation of basic and social amenities by the Federal Government in States should be devoid of politics. He stated this on the occasion of the official inauguration of one fighting truck, one water tanker and basic life support ambulance of the Federal Fire Service at the Government…

Buhari Flags Off NLNG Train 7, Charges On Timely Completion Of Project

President Muhammadu Buhari has flagged off the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) train 7 project, charging for its timely completion so as to enable the commencement of the Train 8 project. The President gave the charge on Tuesday at the virtual groundbreaking ceremony of the project in Bonny Island, Rivers State. He urged the Board…

Our Politics Is Divisive, Needs Major Surgery – APC Chieftain

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress APC, in Rivers State, Prince Tonye Princewill has blamed lack of a clear cut implementable political ideology across party lines as the cause of the absence of developmental politics in the country, adding that Nigeria’s politics has been divisive and needs a major surgery. Mr. Tonye who made…

2023: Zoning Rivers APC Guber Slot to the Riverine is Fair, Equitable – Eze

As tongues continue to wag over the unequivocal restatement of the Minister of Transportation and South-South Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Chibuike Amaechi, of his position to support the emergence of a Rivers Governor from the riverine communities in the 2023 elections, erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP)…