Tag Archives: Nyesom Wike

Nigeria’s Police Chief Insinuates #EndSARS Protests Were Aimed At A Regime Change

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has reportedly said the recent #EndSARS nationwide protests were aimed at a regime change and was sponsored by forces within and outside Nigeria. According to a statement released by Kelvin Ebiri, the Special Assistant (Media) to Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, the police chief made the claim during his visit…

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Rivers Governor Wike Joins #EndSARS Protest After Demonstrators Defy Ban

Governor Nyesom Wike joined hundreds of #EndSARS protesters in Rivers state and many more across the nation on Tuesday in calling for the total reform of the Nigeria Police Force. The governor, who had banned all forms of protests in the state last night, reconsidered his decision as he took part in the Government House march in Port…

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Backlash As Rivers Governor Wike Bans #EndSARS Protest In The State | #SARSMustEnd

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike is facing an increasingly mainstream backlash against ban on all forms of #EndSARS protest in the state, with a growing number of local celebrities, activists and residents arguing the restriction is a human rights violation. There have been a series of violent protests throughout the country in recent weeks with many Nigerians calling for the now-dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad…

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#EdoDecides2020: Rivers Governor Wike Reportedly Under Seige Amid Governorship Elections

In cased you missed it, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike alleged on Friday that the Police laid a siege on his hotel in Benin City, restricting his movement ahead of the Gubernatorial elections in Edo state. According to Akawor Desmond, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State, who disclosed this in a statement, the party will…

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Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike Rescues Ex-NDDC Boss, Joy Nunieh From Police Invasion

The former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has been rescued by Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike after her home located in the State’s capital, Port Harcourt was surrounded by security operatives, who barred her from leaving the premises. In circulating videos, Wike forced entry into Nunieh’s house, ordered the armed personnel out of the…

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ICYMI: Nigeria’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Almost 7,000 + Other Updates

Nigeria Records 284 New Coronavirus Cases, Total infections Now 6,677 284 new Coronavirus cases has been recorded in Nigeria, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 6677. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control disclosed this in a tweet on Wednesday. It said, “284 new cases of ‪#COVID19‬; 199 in Lagos, 26…

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River State Announces Temporary Lifting Of COVID-19 Lockdown

On  Sunday night, Rivers State Government announced a two-day temporary lifting of the total lockdown on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas from Tuesday 12 to Wednesday 13, May 2020. The new development was disclosed in a statewide broadcast by Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike noting that the lockdown will be reinstated on Thursday, 14th May, 2020. He said, “Consequently,…

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Relaxing Lockdown Will Reverse Gains Achieved In Fight Against COVID-19 – Jimi Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje, the former Lagos governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said states relaxing the lockdown imposed on them to control the spread of coronavirus will have themselves to blame. Agbaje took to his official Twitter page, saying the decision by state governors will be counterproductive and reverse gains achieved in the…

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Wike Declares Free Health Care For HIV Patients In Rivers State

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has announced that persons living with HIV/AIDS in the state will no more be asked to pay for health care in government hospitals across. This follows recommendations by the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) urging the governor to increase access…

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Governor Wike Declares Free Education For Primary and Secondary Schools In Rivers State

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in a bid to increase access to quality education has announced the total abolition of all forms of fees and levies in public primary and secondary schools across the state. Wike directed state-owned primary and secondary schools to stop collecting fees and levies from students and pupils with immediate effect,…

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