Rivers State News

Truck crushes motorcyclist as Wike supervises corpse evacuation

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt A hit-and-run truck driver, on Monday, crushed a motorcyclist along the Igwuruta Road in the Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Punch , Nigeria Jan 22, 2019

2019 election: Gov Wike reveals INEC staff he won’t allow in Rivers, blasts Buhari

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has declared that the state will resist the use of N-power personnel, as Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, ad-hoc staff during the 2019 elections.

Daily Post , Nigeria Jan 22, 2019

We won’t allow N-power personnel as poll officials –Wike – Punch Newspapers

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said the state will not allow the use of N-power personnel as the Independent National Election Commission ad hoc staff during the 2019 general elections.

Punch , Nigeria Jan 22, 2019

Why we’ll not allow use of N-power personnel as ad-hoc staff —Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said that the state will not allow the use of N-power personnel as Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC ad-hoc staff during the 2019 general election.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Jan 22, 2019

Supreme Court reserves ruling on Rivers APC appeal | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper - Nigeria and World News

The Supreme Court had in December last year adjourned till March 8, 2019 to determine the legality or otherwise of primary elections the APC conducted in Rivers State to nominate its candidates for the 2019 polls.

The Guardian , Nigeria Jan 22, 2019

Reactions trail ex-president’s tirade on Buhari | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper - Nigeria and World News

He also supported Obasanjo over his condemnation of the recent appointment of Amina Zakari, as chairman of INEC Committee on Collation Centre, which Obasanjo describes as absolute ‘nepotism and plan to rig the coming presidential poll.’ In a related development, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that President Olusegun Obasanjo’s claims that All Progressives Congress plans to rig the 2019 polls must be taken seriously.

The Guardian , Nigeria Jan 21, 2019

INEC uncovers alleged new vote-buying plans | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper - Nigeria and World News

Does he have witnesses to support his assertions?” In another development, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has threatened to chase away N-power personnel who may be deployed to Rivers State as (INEC ad-hoc staff during the 2019 general elections.

The Guardian , Nigeria Jan 21, 2019

89 political parties endorse Wike

Satisfied by his performance in the course of his first term, 89 political parties registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, have endorsed Rivers State governor, Mr Nyesom Wike for a second term.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Jan 21, 2019

Tinubu, Oshiomhole, Amaechi hit Obasanjo for attacking Buhari

The Director-General of Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organisation and the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, recalled that when he was a governor in Rivers State, the Obasanjo’s government withdrew his security detail.

Punch , Nigeria Jan 21, 2019

Monarch, wife lead subjects to enthrone peace in Bayelsa community

Rival groups meet But the natives, who are predominantly anglers, led by their paramount ruler, the first military administrator of old Rivers State, HRM King Alfred Diete-Spiff and his wife, HRM Queen Josephine Diete-Spiff, recently covenanted and dedicated the kingdom to God for peace and calmness to return to the land.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Jan 21, 2019