Nyesom Wike

2023: Wike reveals what he will do if Jonathan joins APC, contests for president

2023: Wike reveals what he will do if Jonathan joins APC, contests for president

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has disclosed what he would do if former President, Goodluck Jonathan defects to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Wike vowed not to support Jonathan if he defects to APC to contest in the 2023 presidential election. Speaking with BBC Pidgin, the governor, however, pledged to support Jonathan if he runs for the presidency on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The governor explained that he would support Jonathan because they both hail from the same South-South region of the country. He said: “When you said pick ticket, from which party? Is it…
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Why I won’t withdraw cases against Secondus, Wike tells Mark panel

Why I won’t withdraw cases against Secondus, Wike tells Mark panel

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said he will not withdraw the lawsuits against the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, because he does not trust the chairman to honour agreements. Sunday PUNCH gathered that Wike said this in a meeting with the Senator David Mark-led committee set up by the PDP National Executive Committee to resolve the party’s crisis. The bid by Secondus to seek re-election and the determination of the Rivers State governor to stop him is reported to be the genesis of the crisis. The Mark-led panel had met with Secondus and Wike with…
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VAT: Gov. Wike Inaugurates state Tax Appeal Commission

VAT: Gov. Wike Inaugurates state Tax Appeal Commission

The Rivers State Government appears not to be slowing down in implementing the judgment of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt which empowers the state government to implement Value Added Tax. This is despite an Appeal Court ruling in Abuja on Friday, ordering that status quo be maintained by all parties in the matter pending the determination of the instant suit. However, Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike on Friday, inaugurated a four-man tax appeal commission with a mandate to deal with “complaints arising from those who do not want to pay their taxes, while also prevailing on…
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Rivers court stops Doctors from joining National strike

Rivers court stops Doctors from joining National strike

A vacation judge of the National Industrial Court, Lagos, Justice Gerald Nweneka, has granted an order of interim injunction restraining the Association of Resident Doctors, Rivers State University Teaching Hospital Chapter from embarking on strike action on 6th august 2021 or any other day. The Court order restrained the “President, General Secretary and Treasurer of the Association of Resident Doctors, Rivers State University Teaching Hospital Chapter either by themselves or servants, agents, privies, officers or otherwise howsoever called from embarking on a strike action on 6th august 2021 or any other day thereafter in Rivers State pending the hearing and…
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Wike, ex-Commissioner in war of words on live TV programme

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and his former Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, John Bazia, threw caution to the winds when they engaged each other in a war of words while on a live television programme on Monday night. Bazia, who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after he was dropped from Wike’s cabinet, and the Governor were on a Channels Television programme, Politics Today, when the anchor asked the former Commissioner to describe his former boss. He said: “The governor, Wike, I must tell you that all those who are with…
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